Category Archives: F

Feast (2014) – reviewed by George

A really cute puppy (a Bston Bull Terrier, I think) is very happy because he is being fed french fries, but when he wakens – only a dream. In real life we see him fed dry dog food, wet dog … Continue reading

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Frozen Fever (2015) – reviewed by George

It’s Anna’s birthday (voice of Kristen Bell), and Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) wants to make it the most special day because Anna has never had a birthday party. But Elsa has a cold and every time she sneezes, she … Continue reading

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Rita Hayworth in “Fire Down Below” (1957) – reviewed by George

I was looking forward to this film, but was disappointed. Rita gets top billing, but it’s really a ¬†buddy picture, so both of her co-stars, Robert Mitchum and Jack Lemmon, have bigger parts. And she does one totally unexceptional dance … Continue reading

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The First Olympics: Athens 1896 – Part Two (1984) – reviewed by George

Part One ended with a booking problem for the American Team to get to Athens, but at the beginning of Part Two Dr. Sloane (David Ogden Stiers) works it out. And the guys arrive and competition begins. There’s a Greek … Continue reading

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The First Olympics: Athens 1896 – Part One (1984) – reviewed by George

USA, 1894: Robert Garrett (Hunt Block) is on his way to lunch with his mother, when he sees a man pinned by a large wheel. Robert goes over and lifts the wheel, holding it in the air until the man … Continue reading

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John Nettles is DCI Tom Barnaby in “Midsomer Murders”, Season 1, Episode 4, Faithful Unto Death – reviewed by George

Midsomer is a county, and Causton is the largest (perhaps only) city. There are many smallish villages and many of them have names beginning with “Midsomer”, such as Midsomer Worthy in Episode 2. This episode takes place in Morton Fendle … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock, Season 4, Episode 3 (2017) – reviewed by George

“The Final Problem” When this was broadcast on PBS I did not watch, but assumed that since in the original Doyle works this title is used for the Reichenbach Falls story, that Holmes would appear to die at the end … Continue reading

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A Family Christmas Gift (2019) – reviewed by George

In this super Christmas movie, Amber Aldridge (Holly Robinson Peete) gets a Christmas invitation from her Aunt Dora DuChamp (Patti LaBelle), but she’s crazy busy at work and has to call and turn it down. She works as an assistant … Continue reading

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Lucille Ball is “The Fuller Brush Girl” (1950) – reviewed by George

The misnomer is probably a desire to call forth images of the first film two years before, but Fuller Women sold cosmetics, not brushes. The film opens with Sally Elliot (Lucille) working for the Maritime Steamship Company as the switchboard … Continue reading

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Red Skelton is “The Fuller Brush Man” (1948) – reviewed by George

Red Jones (Skelton) is a washout at keeping a job. He runs into problems head-first and when he’s not doing that, the problems come to him. He isn’t stupid, just unlucky. He has a girlfriend, Ann Elliot (Janet Blair), who … Continue reading

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