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The Marx Brothers in “Animal Crackers” (1930) – reviewed by George

The social season opens with a big party at the home of Mrs. Rittenhouse (Margaret Dumont) honoring the noted explorer Captain Jeffrey Spaulding (Groucho) on his return from Africa. And to add to the importance of the occasion a famous … Continue reading

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William Powell and Myrna Loy are Nick and Nora Charles in “Another Thin Man” (1939) – reviewed by George

Back in New York.Large suitcases are being taken from a train and loaded into a van labeled HOTEL NORTHAMPTON. One is labeled Nick Charles, One Mrs. Nick Charles, and one Nick Charles Jr. Plus two crates marked Asta, one holding … Continue reading

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The Andromeda Strain, The Miniseries (2008) – reviewed by George

Disc OneVery exciting, less science and more action! Same basic setup: teens take fallen satellite back to town, everybody dies except a man in his sixties and a baby, the army shows up to reclaim the satellite (the satellite constantly … Continue reading

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The Andromeda Strain – The Movie (1970) – reviewed by George

WELL, so glad to be back! I’m so happy it’s truly indescribable. My TV crashed with a burnt-out back light and could not be repaired (foreign make) unless I literally shipped it to another country (they don’t maintain a repair … Continue reading

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All Is True (2018) – reviewed by George

This is a wonderful movie. I wanted to review it right after completing Upstart Crow, and here it is. Now, the big surprise for me was that this film was, like Upstart Crow, written by the incredibly talented Ben Elton, … Continue reading

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Art Reflecting Life : Commentary by Anita

This lock down thing is all-out depressing. I don’t have cable and had no internet so it was pretty easy to be in the dumps. Mind-rotting. Then I remembered art reflecting life and decided to have a movie moment in … Continue reading

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William Powell and Myrna Loy are Nick and Nora Charles in “After the Thin Man” and Asta is Asta (1936) – reviewed by George

Gee, what a great start to a comedy-mystery! Nick, Nora, and Asta are on the Sunset Limited from NYC to San Francisco and are only five minutes out. Nick is trying to shave and Nora is trying to pack.Nora: “How … Continue reading

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Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd in “Asleep in the Feet” (1933) – reviewed by George

The girls are working in a department store and come home completely pooped. Their landlady has a real thing (naturally) about overdue rent, and is about to throw out the girl next door unless she gets $20 by tomorrow morning. … Continue reading

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Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd in “Alum and Eve” (1932) – reviewed by George

On the way to the beach with Thelma driving (it’s her car) Zasu is very unhappy at the speed. “Everyone will have left the ocean by the time we get there.” I would think that an advantage, but Zasu does … Continue reading

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American Housewife, a current TV sitcom – reviewed by George

Currently I am watching very few TV shows, and they are all hour-long dramas. But when a friend, knowing of my fondness for “The Drew Carey Show”, told me that Diedrich Bader, who with Ryan Styles played Drew’s closest friends, … Continue reading

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