Category Archives: C

Olsen and Johnson in “Country Gentlemen” (1936) – reviewed by George

I had never seen an Olsen and Johnson movie before this. I knew that they were hugely successful in New York vaudeville theaters, but little else. Watching this movie I quickly understood that Chic Johnson is the smarter one and … Continue reading

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Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey in “Clouds of Witness” (1972) – reviewed by George

A shoot is taking place in overcast weather at Riddlesdale, the country home of Gerald, the Duke of Denver (David Langton) and his Duchess Helen (Georgina Cookson). The men are serious about bagging many birds, but the women, out of … Continue reading

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Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (2005) – reviewed by George

This is a VFX animated musical comedy about marrying a dead person, and it’s really good, A wedding rehearsal is happening today and both sets of parents are very happy. Mr. and Mrs Van Dort (Tracey Ullman and Paul Whitehouse), … Continue reading

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Rita Hayworth in “Cover Girl” (1944) – reviewed by George

If you’re  a reasonably regular reader you probably know that Anita loves historical stories and that I’m a sucker for a song and dance picture. Well, obviously opinions vary, but for me this is simply the best movie I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Chamber of Horrors (1940) – reviewed by George

The central character here is a doctor who collects ancient devices of torture, Dr. Manetta (Leslie Banks). He keeps them all in working order, and he knows a thing or two about poisons as well. There’s also a crypt that … Continue reading

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Carnival of Souls (1962) – Reviewed by George

This B-movie is well made. well played, and it captures your interest. But probably the most significant thing about it is that, as far as I know, it’s the first of the life-after-death genre. Mary Henry (Candace Hilligoss) is riding … Continue reading

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Christmas Getaway (2017) – reviewed by George

Hallmark is still showin’ ’em, so I’m still watchin’ ’em and reviewin’ ’em. This movie is just wonderful. Travel writer Emory (Bridget Regan) has a regular Christmas assignment: Exotic Christmas reporting from anywhere on the globe. But somehow this year … Continue reading

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CATs (2019) Reviewed by Anita **

If you are a real fan of the theater version then trust me you will NOT appreciate what Tom Hopper (Director) did to CATs on the big screen. Then again you just might love it. CATs is known for that … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story Live! (2017) – reviewed by George

This is not a film of the Broadway musical, a performance on stage with an audience attending and cameras planted around, but rather a TV movie based on the stage show, retaining all the choreography, all the dialogue, everything, just … Continue reading

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Christmas in Montana (2019) – reviewed by George

Widow Sara Bradley (Kellie Martin) is a highly respected loan officer at Mayer-Hall, and she is being sent to Big Fork, Montana just before Christmas to help a client who needs a new loan consolidated with current indebtedness (but of … Continue reading

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