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The Illusionist (2010) – reviewed by George

This animated movie is pretty strange. The captions say “Speaks in French” or “Speaks in foreign language”. I guess it’s a French film, though the end credits looked English to me (and “Speaks in French” doesn’t look French at all).The … Continue reading

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Jerry Herman’s Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl (1993) – reviewed by George

This entertaining 1:56 musical tribute is so good that I actually watch it two or three times a year. Why have I not reviewed it before? Well, it’s not a movie. BUT I was watching again last night and I … Continue reading

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Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (2008) – reviewed by George

This is a 42 minute TV musical with super songs and a good amount of humor performed by some real pros in the musical biz.Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris) is practicing his villainous laugh and then starts reading the fan … Continue reading

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Pan Am, Episode 8 “Unscheduled Departure” – reviewed by George

Sanjeev (Kal Parekh) is on vacation in Bombay, so a replacement 2nd officer is on board, Charles “Chuck” Moore (Matthew Rauch), who is attracted to Laura (Margot Robbie), but is warned off by Pilot Dean (Mike Vogel). And it’s October, … Continue reading

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The Marx Brothers in “Animal Crackers” (1930) – reviewed by George

The social season opens with a big party at the home of Mrs. Rittenhouse (Margaret Dumont) honoring the noted explorer Captain Jeffrey Spaulding (Groucho) on his return from Africa. And to add to the importance of the occasion a famous … Continue reading

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Mr. and Mrs. North, First three episodes (1952) – reviewed by George

Episode 1: Weekend MurderAnother married couple doing some detecting, also based on books, but made for TV rather the movies, In 30 minute episodes.In this introduction, Pam (a wife with a strong personality and a high IQ played by Barbara … Continue reading

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Mutant (1984) – reviewed by George

This comes close to being a good little horror flick, but lapses in logic do it in.The story starts with a man wandering around a dark building with a flashlight (Night Watchman?). He is attacked and killed by something or … Continue reading

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2012 (2009) – reviewed by George

This is usually classified as a disaster film, but it’s much more than that. It’s THE disaster film, a monumental achievement in both plot and (especially) visual special effects. The subject is the end of the world.Dr. Adrian Helmsley (Chiwetel … Continue reading

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Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1975 in the opening credits, 1976 in the closing credits) – reviewed by George

This is a good movie, but it’s not a comedy, despite comic lines and situations, nor is it a drama, though it has dramatic moments. It’s more a slice of life story, and as you watch you can’t help thinking … Continue reading

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How To Fall In Love (2012) – reviewed by George

I like the mystery movies on Hallmark, and occasionally I’ll see an ad for a romantic movie starring someone I like and haven’t seen for a while, and it attracts my attention. And then I set up my DVR to … Continue reading

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