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Hitting a New High (1937) – reviewed by George

A musical comedy starring a great opera singer and a raft of comedians, with two leading men and a journey from Paris to Africa and on to New York. We start with Lucius B. Blynn (Edward Everett Horton) alone in … Continue reading

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Jonny Lee Miller is Sherlock Holmes in “Elementary”: Season 5, Episodes 4, 5, and 6, (2016) – reviewed by George

Episode 4: Henny Penny The Sky Is Falling The episode begins with a married couple returning to their apartment after it has been used as a vacay by a firm whose rep is trying to calm them down. The renters … Continue reading

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Peppermint (2018) – reviewed by George

Like litle guy against the system movies? Especially when the system is rigged? Like suspense in your flicks? Like Jennifer Garner? So do I! Riley North (Jennifer), her husband Chris (Jeff Hephner), and her little girl Carly (Cailey Fleming) are … Continue reading

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All Fall Down (1962) – reviewed by George

Great acting by a great cast in a very depressing movie. Clint Willart (Brandon deWilde) arrives in the Florida Keys by bus to find his brother, Berry-Berry Willart (Warren Beatty). He walks to the really nice-looking hotel where Berry-Berry is … Continue reading

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Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) – reviewed by George

Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) are in Ixtenco, Mexico looking at the ruined village and Maria says, “There’s nothing we can do here. We don’t fight the weather.” And Nick reminds her, “The locals say … Continue reading

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Too Many Husbands (1940) – reviewed by George

Mr. William Cardew of Lowndes and Cardew, Publishers, drowned a year ago, and Mr. Henry Lowdes (Melvyn Douglas) is notifying staff that the firm is now Henry Lowndes. Publisher. But his secretary Miss Gertrude Houlihan (Dorothy Peterson) cannot maintain her … Continue reading

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Presenting Lily Mars (1943) – reviewed by George

This story of an Indiana girl who dreams of Broadway, and then sees it as an actual possibility when a producer comes to her home town to visit his mother, is leavened with a lot of comedy. It stars Judy … Continue reading

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Jonny Lee Miller is Sherlock Holmes in “Elementary”: Season 5, Episodes 1, 2, and 3 (2016) – reviewed by George

Episode 1: Folie a Deux After a truly shocking start, Joan (Lucy Liu) and Sherlock (uninvolved so far) are catching the murderer of Yanis. “I didn’t want to kill Yanis. I loved him. He introduced me to my wife, for crying … Continue reading

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Winter in Vail (2020) – reviewed by George

As Hallmark shifts the major focus from Christmas movies to Winter movies, we move on as well, though I can’t guarantee more Winter movies than this one, which is a very good example and also a very good movie. Chelsea … Continue reading

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Miss Christmas (2017) – reviewed by George

All Chicago is in Radcliffe Square for the annual lighting of the Radcliffe Christmas tree. And when the switch is flipped the effect is really unexpected and magical. Every light on the tree is pink, and the combined light is … Continue reading

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