Category Archives: B

Summer Nights in July, 2019 – Comment by Anita

So here we are mid-point of the summer and I have to say I’ve landed in a sort of bad TV rut. Analog has limited choices sometimes. Such as weekends and prime time week nights. Even my favorite network METV … Continue reading

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Bombshell (1933) – reviewed by George

In this very fast-paced comedy Jean Harlow plays not just a movie star, but an American Screen Icon. She has a large staff, but the only truly loyal member is her maid Loretta (Louise Beaver). Well, her secretary Miss Mac … Continue reading

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The Busby Berkeley Disc (2006) – reviewed by George

This DVD gathers some of Busby Berkeley’s best work for Warner’s into a collection of musical numbers only and runs for 2 hours and 43 minutes. It’s kind of amazing after being used to numbers in musical movies using the … Continue reading

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The Bad Seed (2018) – reviewed by George

Emma Grossman (McKenna Grace) is eating breakfast and watching a cat struggle in the lily pond just outside her window. The edges feature overhangs, so the cat has no chance of getting out unassisted. Emma talks to her dad (Rob … Continue reading

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Big Fat Liar (2002) – reviewed by George

Golly, what a super movie! Frankie Muniz plays Jason Shepherd, a kid who prevaricates (sounds better than lies) a lot. And not just at school (why he doesn’t have a paper to turn in), but at home too (of course he … Continue reading

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The Bishop Misbehaves (1935) – reviewed by George

Hester Grantham’s  (Maureen O’Sullivan) father (Ivan Simpson) has invented something wonderful, but Guy Waller (Reginald Owen) has stolen the plans and is going to apply for the patent himself. Hester, normally a mild sort of person, is so furious that … Continue reading

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) – reviewed by George

If you have not seen this film and want to, I strongly urge you to read every word about it on Wikipedia before you do. I was so confused I paused it at 23 and 1/2 minutes and went to … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Braverman (1968) – reviewed by George

Leslie Braverman has died at 41, and four of his friends attempt to attend his funeral. Their odyssey from Manhattan to Brooklyn (and back) makes up the movie. They are Morroe Rieff (George Segal), Barnet Weinstein (Jack Warden), Felix Ottensteen … Continue reading

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Biblical Epics Reviewed by Anita: ****

As Easter passed and big block busters are coming out for the summer I started thinking about one of my favorite genres and that is Biblical films. They have it all.  Sweeping stories that are relatively straight forward.  Great elements … Continue reading

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Bomba the Jungle Boy (1949) – reviewed by George

This Monogram picture, directed by Ford Beebe, was the first of a successful series of Bomba films, perfect for the Saturday morning kids’ show of that day. After making 8 movies as Tarzan’s son Boy, Johnny Sheffield made 12 Bomba movies. … Continue reading

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