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Buster Keaton is “Sherlock Jr.” (1924) – reviewed by George

When I was searching for titles for my chronological Sherlock reviews, I think this film did not come up for two reasons: one, the word Holmes is never used here, and two, Keaton plays a movie projectionist who wants to … Continue reading

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How To Be Right Every Time When Talking About Yourself AND Someone Else (“I” vs. “Me”)

Last night on “Chicago P.D.” Hailey was talking to Kim and said that she didn’t want anyone to find out “about Adam and I”. Gee whiz, writers (and others on set), it’s so totally simple! Just take the other person … Continue reading

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U.N.C.L.E. Movie # 1: “To Trap a Spy” (1964) – reviewed by George

What a thrill ride! And what a history! This is the pilot, filmed in color and titled “Solo”, named for the lead character played by Robert Vaughn, that was shown to network executives to sell the show. When the show … Continue reading

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Rampage (2018) – reviewed by George

Wow! This action-packed CGI fantasy is terrific, with two heroes and a sidekick converted from semi-bad guy: Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) and Dr. Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris) and Agent Harvey Russell (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). And two villains: Claire Wyden (Malin Akerman) … Continue reading

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A Letter to Three Wives (1948) – reviewed by George

We’re dealing here with well-off people who can afford to live in peace and comfort outside the city, or as the narrator says, “23 minutes if you catch the Morning Express.” Not all of these six people were born to … Continue reading

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Robert Downey Jr. is “Sherlock Holmes” (2009) – reviewed by George

This movie is very self-congratulatory, or at least its publicists, cast, and crew are. Phrases like “re-imagining” and “re-inventing Sherlock” are thrown around a lot, on the packaging for the dvd and in its Interviews.  And if you’ve been following … Continue reading

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Season 4, Disc 6 (1968) – reviewed by George

Episode 15: The Seven Wonders of the World Affair, Part I The series ends with this two-parter. Outside Macao, The Hong Kong Refugee Aid Committee building is being fired upon – by Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (David … Continue reading

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Meghan Markle in “A Random Encounter” (2012) – reviewed by George

This is a good little romance movie with the central theme being missed encounters. Laura (Abby Wathen) goes to an audition dressed as a fairy princess, floor-length Renaissance dress and all, which is pretty crazy since she’s the only one … Continue reading

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Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – reviewed by George

This is super-hero spectacle at its finest – and yet: there is way too much humor at the beginning, which slows down the thrust of the picture, and I only laughed once; when Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) said, “It’s … Continue reading

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017) – reviewed by George

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is wrapped in chains and hanging sideways in a cave with the fire creature Surtur (Clancy Brown), who looks like a devil, laughing at him and telling him that Ragnarok, the Fall of Asgard, has begun. To … Continue reading

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