Category Archives: F

Upstart Crow, Season 2, Episode 4, “Food of Love” (2017) – reviewed by George

Will’s father (Harry Enfield) is raving again. “I want to be posh!” Will (David Mitchell) says, “Alright, Dad! I’ll petition the College of Heralds again.”But once back in London his attention is elsewhere. He moans to Kate (Gemma Whelan), Kit … Continue reading

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Flight 29 Down, Discs 3 and 4, (2005-2007) – reviewed by George

Parts 3 and 4:In Part 3 Nathan (Corbin Bleu) and Eric (Jeremy James Kissner) are out looking for fruit, and they find a message tied to a tree. It can’t be from anyone in their group because no one’s been … Continue reading

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Flight 29 Down, Discs 1 and 2 (2005-2007) – reviewed by George

A Three Season TV Show from Discovery Kids, but 4 Discs on DVD, this review covers Discs 1 and 2.Nine high-schoolers (and the 10-year-old brother of one of the girls) are returning from a trip to Hawaii on a chartered … Continue reading

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The First Traveling Saleslady (1956) – reviewed by George

This is a big Technicolor western comedy starring Ginger Rogers, Carol Channing, and Barry Nelson, dealing with women’s emancipation in the Texas of 1897. What did he say? Yep, that’s the idea.Rose Gilray (Ginger) has her own corset company in … Continue reading

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Martin Short in “Father of the Bride Part 2” (1995) – reviewed by George

You do realize of course that I’m aware that Martin Short is not the top-billed star of some of these movies I’m reviewing with his name in the heading. But Martin Short is the reason I got them all together … Continue reading

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Martin Short in “Father of the Bride” (1991) – reviewed by George

This is a wonderful movie that starts as a big family comedy and grows into a sweet, tender family movie. Steve Martin and Diane Keaton play George and Nina Banks, the parents of Annie (Kimberly Williams) who is on a … Continue reading

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Flower Drum Song (1961) – reviewed by George

This Rodgers and Hammerstein musical deals with assimilation and unrequited love admirably. And it has a lot of great songs as well. A rust bucket of a ship is approaching San Francisco and people who have been hiding in crates … Continue reading

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Live from Lincoln Center presents “Falsettos” (2016) – reviewed by George

This Broadway musical deals with a seemingly happy marriage between Trina (Stephanie J. Block) and Marvin (Christian Borle) which has produced a young son Jason (Anthony Rosenthal). However, Marvin has fallen in love with Whizzer (Andrew Rannells) and has moved … Continue reading

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Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson in “50 Million Frenchmen” (1930) – reviewed by George

Imagine how happy I was to find this, especially after last week’s semi-sad farewell! I was vaguely aware of the title, but thought it was a William Gaxton picture. I didn’t even know Olsen and Johnson were in it until … Continue reading

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Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson in “Fireball Fun-For-All” (1949) – reviewed by George

An NBC hour-long program, broadcast from the Capitol Theater on Columbus Circle during one of New York City’s worst ever heat waves, sponsored by Buick and especially the Buick Fireball, ¬†and there’s absolutely no doubt that this is Olsen and … Continue reading

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