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Mickey Mouse: Merry and Scary (2016 and 2017) – reviewed by George

This DVD contains two episodes of the new Mickey Mouse show on the Disney Channel: a Christmas episode form last year and a Halloween episode from this year. 1. The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Spooktacular During the credits … Continue reading

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The Death Ray Mirror of Dr. Mabuse (1964) – reviewed by George

Neither Gert Frobe nor Lex Barker are in this movie, and you have to applaud them for having the good sense to stay clear. This is a total debacle. It starts out okay, just that it’s much more a James … Continue reading

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Peter Cook is Sherlock Holmes in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1978) – reviewed by George

So, how many Baskerville Hounds have we shared so far? According to my count three (Basil Rathbone in 1939, and Peter Cushing in a theatrical film in 1959 and in a 2-part TV episode in 1968), making this version # … Continue reading

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The Invisible Dr. Mabuse (1962) – reviewed by George

This time Mabuse is running a theatrical troupe in what seems to be his own theater, The Metropol, and the company is doing an operetta about the French Revolution in which the finale features the leading lady being guillotined on … Continue reading

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Mrs. O’Malley and Mr. Malone (1950) – reviewed by George

Another murder comedy like “Having Wonderful Crime”, posted October 12, 2017. Obvious comparison: here James Whitmore plays John J. Malone, a Craig Rice creation, while Pat O’Brien played Malone in the first movie. Top billing goes to Marjorie Main as … Continue reading

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The Return of Dr. Mabuse (1961) – reviewed by George

This return to an earlier era of German film-making is welcome and surprising. Welcome because I liked the earlier Mabuse pictures a lot, and surprising because I didn’t know what to expect, and while it’s different, it’s also reassuringly familiar. … Continue reading

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That’s Entertainment (1974) – reviewed by George

We’ve just had seven weeks of the history of Broadway musicals, now we ‘re looking at five weeks of the history of movie musicals, specifically MGM musicals. This week: “That’s Entertainment”, a history/clipfest ┬áthat begins with a longshot of Cliff … Continue reading

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The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) – reviewed by George

This is Alfred Hitchcock’s 18th movie and 5th suspense film, but as previously noted, from here on all his films will be suspense films. This original version of a property he would remake in 1956 is quite good, and how … Continue reading

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No One Lives (2012) – reviewed by George

Occasionally I like to see a horror movie, not every week, but once in a while. If you have been jonesing for a suspenseful blood and guts movie, then this may be your cup of tea. I think the opening … Continue reading

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Roger Moore is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes in New York” (1976) – reviewed by George

This is an American TV movie, but on a budget above normal – the talent costs alone must have been unusually high, and with the large number of horse-drawn carriages and the Victorian sets – well, there is evidence of … Continue reading

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