Monthly Archives: August 2020

Ray (2004) – reviewed by George

Wow, what a movie! And what a subject! Ray Charles led an incredible life, despite early onset (he was seven) blindness (from glaucoma, I suspect from the depiction), and the loss of his younger brother George (Terrone Bell) to drowning, … Continue reading

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Judy (2019) – reviewed by George

Playing the lead role, Renee Zellweger is amazing, exceptional, and just incomparable. She is so riveting that it’s difficult to watch the other actor in two-shots. The Judy of the title is of course Judy Garland, and Zellweger’s sensational performance … Continue reading

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Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson in “50 Million Frenchmen” (1930) – reviewed by George

Imagine how happy I was to find this, especially after last week’s semi-sad farewell! I was vaguely aware of the title, but thought it was a William Gaxton picture. I didn’t even know Olsen and Johnson were in it until … Continue reading

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Edward Petherbridge is Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Walter is Harriet Vane in “Have His Carcase” (1987) – reviewed by George

The tale begins where “Strong Poison” left off – with Harriet turning her back on Lord Peter and walking away. Now we see where she went: on a walking tour near the sea. She is walking along a cliffside when … Continue reading

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Troop Beverly Hills (1989)-Reviewed by Anita ***

One of my favorite lines in this movie “I may be a beginner at something, but I’ve got a black belt in shopping”. And when you meet Phyllis you will see what makes it so funny. If you enjoy the … Continue reading

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House of Wax (1953) – reviewed by George

“Bwana Devil” was the first modern 3-D movie, and this was the second, and it was touted as the first from a major studio (Warners). Warners called their system Natural Vision, and from the 2-D DVD I watched you can … Continue reading

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John Nettles is DCI Tom Barnaby in “Midsomer Murders”, Season 2, Episode 2, Strangler’s Wood (1999) – reviewed by George

Boys playing in Raven’s Wood on the way to school find the naked body of a young woman, strangled with a striped tie (it’s in the script for the boys to pretend to see the body, but for the audience … Continue reading

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Mabel’s Married Life (1914) – reviewed by George

Charlie (Chaplin) and Mabel (Normand) are on a bench in the park, but he leaves for a minute. Another couple, the Wellingtons (Mack Swain and Eva Nelson) are also there, but Mr. Wellington leaves his wife and walks over to … Continue reading

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A Day’s Pleasure (1919) – reviewed by George

A family – husband, wife, and two small boys – is off for a day of fun in this 18-minute short, if Dad can get the car started. The car is sitting peacefully parked at the curb in front of … Continue reading

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Always (1989) – reviewed by George

This is a remake of the 1943 film “A Guy Named Joe” with Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, and Van Johnson, which I’ve never seen. I know it’s a war film, wherein pilot Spencer dies and comes back as a guardian … Continue reading

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