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Fire and Ice (1982) – reviewed by George

Shot first with actors and then rotoscoped for the animation, the film has a near-normal look about it, and very fluid motion. The plot, however, is anything but normal. Juliana, Queen of the North (Eileen O’Neill, voiced by Susan Tyrrell), … Continue reading

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Mummy’s Boys (1936) – reviewed by George

This is my first ever Wheeler and Woolsey movie and I have to say that they are amazingly silly. That doesn’t mean they’re not funny, but it does define the humor as (to be very kind) childlike. The movie begins … Continue reading

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ParaNorman (2012) – reviewed by George

This animated movie is great Halloween entertainment. Lots of laughs, but it’s animation, so the scary stuff is less so; you can just relax and laugh your way through. A woman at home steps on a brain which squeaks like … Continue reading

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Jason Gray Stanford as the voice of Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century” – Episodes 7,8,&9 (1999) – reviewed by George

Episode 7: The Adventure of the Beryl Board (inspired by “The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) The story of two families, the Holders and the Paynes, and a new board for electronic devices. Sherlock is … Continue reading

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Harold Lloyd in “Bumping into Broadway” and “Billy Blazes, Esq.” (1919) – reviewed by George

“Bumping into Broadway” The early decades of the 20th century were rough on Broadway performers: they didn’t get paid for rehearsals, just for performances, and The Girl (Bebe Daniels) has been rehearsing for two months. She has to stretch a … Continue reading

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Randolph Scott in “Ride Lonesome” (1959) – reviewed by George

Ben Brigade (Randolph Scott) is a bounty hunter after a bushwhacker, Billy John (James Best). He catches up and in a tense stand-off, which Ben resolves, Billy tells his four bushwhacking henchmen to leave, go get his brother Frank (Lee … Continue reading

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Captions by Dummies: The Weather Channel – reported by George

Just a short time ago the Weather Channel was interviewing a man whose beachfront home survived Hurricane Michael, while all the houses around it fell. Construction of course was the key: for one thing the house was supported on concrete … Continue reading

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Michael York as D’Artagnan in “The Three Musketeers” (1973) – reviewed by George

As you would expect from director Richard Lester, while the book is followed, a lot of humor is injected into the proceedings. This is an adventure-comedy version. It starts with a really rough fencing (or dueling) lesson from father to … Continue reading

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One, Two, Three (1961) – reviewed by George

“On Sunday August 13, 1961, the eyes of America were on the nation’s capitol where Roger Maris was hitting home run number 44 and 45 against the Washington Senators. On that same day, without any warning, the East German Communists … Continue reading

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The LEGO NINJAGO Movie (2017) – reviewed by George

(Live Action) A boy (Kaan Guldur) goes into a shop to escape kids who don’t like him, and meets Mr. Liu (Jackie Chan). The boy is holding a Lego figure in his hand which he calls Lloyd. Mr. Liu says … Continue reading

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