Monthly Archives: October 2020

Martin Short in “Jungle 2 Jungle” (1997) – reviewed by George

A thirteen-year-old white boy, Mimi Siku (Sam Huntington), is living in the jungles of Venezuela, wearing indigenous clothing and face paint. At the moment he is alone and utterly happy. In New York at the Exchange (second jungle) men are … Continue reading

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Rowan Atkinson is Jules Maigret in “Maigret”, Season 1, Episode 2, Maigret’s Dead Man (2016) – reviewed by George

Goderville, Picardie – 120 kilometres from Paris:The Gendarmerie Nationale has arrived at a farmhouse. Two Inspectors in overcoats and two gendarmes in uniform carrying rifles approach the house carefully, scanning the whole area. Upon entering the house they find a … Continue reading

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Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory (1961) – reviewed by George

It’s not just a dormitory; it’s a whole girls’ school. Sure, there’s a dormitory, but the werewolf usually strikes outdoors. This tidy little horror flick hits a lot of the right notes, providing more suspense than horror, but what’s wrong … Continue reading

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Disney Nature: Born in China (2019) – reviewed by George

This beautiful and touching film was shot in far northern China in unpopulated areas where the native animals are pretty much free to roam. It covers Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Spring again. Animals shown are giant pandas, snow leopards, monkeys, … Continue reading

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Bedazzled (1967) – reviewed by George

Attending a church service, Stanley Moon (Dudley Moore) is not listening, but is praying to God for Margaret Spencer (Eleanor Bron) to notice him. And the Devil, who calls himself George Spiggott (Peter Cook), is spying on Stanley looking through … Continue reading

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Upstart Crow, Season 3, Episode 4, “Sigh No More” (2018) – reviewed by George

Now that he is a gentleman, Will’s father John Shakespeare (Harry Enfield) is the Captain of the Stratford Watch. and Sergeant Dogberry (Adrian Edmondson)) has been sent to present the new Captain with his sword. John’s wife Mary (Paula Wilcox) … Continue reading

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Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd in “The Pajama Party” (1931) – reviewed by George

The girls are working at a radio station and are there for the last program of live songs before sign off. The all-male group is singing and playing in front of s microphone but they are singing directly to Thelma, … Continue reading

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Martin Short in “Father of the Bride Part 2” (1995) – reviewed by George

You do realize of course that I’m aware that Martin Short is not the top-billed star of some of these movies I’m reviewing with his name in the heading. But Martin Short is the reason I got them all together … Continue reading

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Rowan Atkinson is Jules Maigret in “Maigret”, Season 1, Episode 1: Maigret Sets a Trap (2016)

At a kiosk a man looks at a headline: “Montmortre Murders – What Are the Police Doing?” with photographs of the four victims so far.Another paper, another headline “Maigret Remains Silent”The story proper begins with a young mother who will … Continue reading

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The House on Haunted Hill (1958) – reviewed by George

More suspense than horror, but there are some really nifty surprises in store. Begins with Watson Pritchard (Elisha Cook) giving a brief history of the house on the hill, how his brother died there, and how he now owns the … Continue reading

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