Monthly Archives: July 2020

Ian Carmichael is Lord Peter Wimsey in “Five Red Herrings” (1975) – reviewed by George

Wimsey and Bunter (Glyn Houston) are on their way north for a bit of a vacation. The choice of place was predicated on good courses for Lord Peter to golf on and good scenery for Bunter to paint. In the … Continue reading

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West of Zanzibar (1928) – reviewed by George

The magician Phroso (Lon Chaney) is on stage with an upended coffin on display with a skeleton inside. He mimes that these bones belonged to a beautiful woman. He replaces the lid, then reopens the coffin to reveal his wife … Continue reading

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The Mistletoe Promise (2016) – reviewed by George

This was shown as part of this year’s Hallmark Christmas in July, and it’s a pretty special Christmas movie. An attractive young woman, Elise (Jaime King) who doesn’t look too Christmasy, takes her tray of food and her packages to … Continue reading

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Kiss Me Kate (1953) – reviewed by George

In the New York apartment of Broadway star Fred Graham (Howard Keel) the doorbell rings and Fred welcomes Cole Porter (Ron Randell). They are waiting to meet with Broadway star (and Fred’s former wife) Lilli Vanessi (Kathryn Grayson) to talk … Continue reading

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Prep and Landing Stocking Stuffer “Operation: Secret Santa” (2010) – reviewed by George

Magee (voice of Sarah Chalke) calls a secret meeting for Lanny (voice of Derek Richardson) and Wayne (voice of Dave Foley), and scares them to death appearing out of – well, nowhere. She leads them to the real meeting, which … Continue reading

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Tick Tock Tale (2010) – reviewed by George

The writer and director of this short film, Dean Wellin, shares a memory of a mantel clock which he would watch after dark. It had a face, it had feet, and ir was easy to think of as alive. Hence … Continue reading

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Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson in “Hellzapoppin” (1941) – reviewed by George

This movie is insane. It’s also very funny. Sure, some of the jokes are old (check out the copyright date above), but in this movie, repetition really pays off in laughs. And reality is somewhere else, maybe on an adjacent … Continue reading

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Winchester (2018) Reviewed by Anita ***

This is a great cheesy fun ghost story. A period film set in 1906 (which we all know I love) and based on the real Winchester Mystery House in San Jose California. And it is real, folks. I know, been … Continue reading

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Ian Carmichael is Lord Peter Wimsey in “Murder Must Advertise” (1973) – reviewed by George

The day begins at Pym’s Publicity Ltd. (an advertising agency) when Mr. Pym (Peter Pratt) arrives with his paper and is greeted by Miss Parton (Caroline Dowdeswell) and Mr. Ingleby (John Hallam). In his office Mr. Dean (Roger Hamilton) is … Continue reading

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In the Mouth of Madness (1994) – reviewed by George

I was casting about for a horror movie to review and came across this title. Going in I knew nothing about the cast and as for the plot only that it involved a horror writer whose books allegedly drove people … Continue reading

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