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Jonny Lee Miller is Sherlock Holmes in “Elementary”: Season Two, Episodes 13, 14, and 15 (2014) – reviewed by George

Episode 13: All in the Family Detective Marcus Bell (Jon Michael Hill) has been transferred to his first field work job since his injury. He has a desk in Demographics, under Deputy Commissioner Frank Da Silva (Peter Gerety). Demographics is … Continue reading

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Split (2017) – reviewed by George

This is the story of a young man with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), whose normal persona is Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy), but whose mind harbors many people, some mild, some nasty, with Barry being the emcee so to speak, … Continue reading

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Unbreakable (2000) – reviewed by George

In 1961 in Philadelphia, in a department store dressing room, a woman has given birth. A doctor (Eamonn Walker) has been summoned and upon arrival he calls for an ambulance – the baby won’t stop crying. And for a very … Continue reading

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April Showers (1948) – reviewed by George

Eventually Warners followed MGM in filming musicals in color, but not yet in 1948 – this is black-and-white. The film starts with a shot of a old theater. There’s a title on screen: San Francisco in the Good Old Days, … Continue reading

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Strange Brew (1983) – reviewed by George

This movie is insane. It is totally outrageous. And it is very funny. Bob McKenzie (Rick Moranis) and his brother Bob (Dave Thomas) start this MGM movie by trying to get a growl out of a male lion whose head … Continue reading

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Notting Hill (1999) – reviewed by George

I loved it! As soon as the song “She” began behind the opening credits I was hooked. It’s a great song about a man’s devotion and obsession for one particular woman. Julia Roberts plays a huge American movie star who … Continue reading

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Jonny Lee Miller is Sherlock Holmes in “Elementary”: Season Two, Episodes 10, 11, and 12 (2013) – reviewed by George

Episode 10: Tremors Holmes and Watson (Lucy Liu) consulted in a murder case involving a young woman in a clinical trial who was shotgunned in the chest precisely over the heart, reducing the organ to a thickish soup. They proved … Continue reading

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Harold Lloyd in “Speedy” (1928) – reviewed by George

Of the Harold Lloyd silent comedies I’ve reviewed, this is far and away the best. It takes place in New York City and a lot of it, apparently, was filmed on the streets of New York, including a great, fantastic … Continue reading

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The Cheap Detective (1978) – reviewed by George

Another satire by Neil Simon, and this time the subject is one single movie: “Casablanca”. Peter Falk plays the Humphrey Bogart role, the lovely Louise Fletcher takes over for Ingrid Bergman, and Fernando Lamas subs for Paul Henried. And Scatman … Continue reading

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Murder by Death (1976) – reviewed by George

The creators of this movie had a lot of ideas and so they took everything and threw it at the wall to see what would stick. Well, it all stuck, so you have some very funny punchlines, situations, and sequences … Continue reading

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