Category Archives: D

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (2008) – reviewed by George

This is a 42 minute TV musical with super songs and a good amount of humor performed by some real pros in the musical biz.Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris) is practicing his villainous laugh and then starts reading the fan … Continue reading

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Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) – reviewed by George

Other than wonderful Cole Porter songs, the fun of this show, both for cast and audience, comes from the fact that almost everyone plays two parts. Red Skelton is nightclub Hat-checker Louis Blore and King Louis XV. Lucille Ball is … Continue reading

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Donovan’s Brain (1953) – reviewed by George

Doctors Patrick and Jan Cory (Lew Ayres and Nancy Davis) are heading to their isolated mountain lab with a new lab monkey and Jan is afraid it’s cold so she moves it into her lap, where it does seem calmer. … Continue reading

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Dark Waters (2019) – reviewed by George

I had never heard of this movie (Why? Don’t know), but read in the listing for HBO: “Dark Waters, Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway…”, and that was enough for me.The film is depressing and scary and finally uplifting, and deals with … Continue reading

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Diana Rigg is Mrs Bradley in The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries, Season 1, Episode 2, “Death at the Opera” (1999) – reviewed by George

Well, how are you liking our first female detective, a rich lady who writes murder mysteries and then solves them in real life? I like her a lot, and am even more pleased at her hours on TV because she … Continue reading

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Dolittle (2020) – reviewed by George

Back Story from Dr. Dolittle’s parrot Polly (voice of Emma Thompson): Dr. Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) loved animals and spent his life saving them. Then he met a girl who agreed with his outlook, Lily (Kasia Smutniak), who became his … Continue reading

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Midsomer Murders, Season 3, Episode 1 “Death of a Stranger” (2000) – reviewed by George

Preface: It’s dark and it’s raining and a woman, Linda Wagstaff (Jeanne Hepple), living in an old railroad car out in the woods is working at a table. She hears what sounds like a man in distress, so takes a … Continue reading

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Double Dynamite (1951) – reviewed by George

In this comedy the billing is Jane Russell, Groucho Marx, Frank Sinatra, but the size of parts is Frank, Groucho, Jane. It’s amusing; you’ll smile a lot, but guffaws are few.Jane and Frank are tellers in the same bank and … Continue reading

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Disney Nature: Born in China (2019) – reviewed by George

This beautiful and touching film was shot in far northern China in unpopulated areas where the native animals are pretty much free to roam. It covers Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Spring again. Animals shown are giant pandas, snow leopards, monkeys, … Continue reading

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Don’t Look in the Basement (1973) – reviewed by George

The action takes place at The Stephens Sanitarium, run by Dr. Stephens himself (Michael Harvey), who has firm (and totally wrong) ideas about how a sanitarium for mental patients should be run. Everyone has free rein and wanders around the … Continue reading

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