Category Archives: H

Hitting a New High (1937) – reviewed by George

A musical comedy starring a great opera singer and a raft of comedians, with two leading men and a journey from Paris to Africa and on to New York. We start with Lucius B. Blynn (Edward Everett Horton) alone in … Continue reading

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Hearts of Christmas (2016) – reviewed by George

It’s not a new movie, but it was new to me, and I found it the most heart-tugging, lump-in-the-throat film I’ve seen this year. It deals with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at a hospital called Community Memorial Hospital and … Continue reading

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Have Yourself a Goofy Little Christmas (1992) – reviewed by George

An episode of the Disney series “Goof Troop” where Goofy (voice of Bill Farmer) and his son Max (voice of Dana Hill) live next door to Pete (voice of Jim Cummings), who has two legs, and his family: wife Peg … Continue reading

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Holiday Date (2019) – reviewed by George

Brooke (Brittany Bristow) is a dress-fitter at a large New York department store, but is determined to become a dress designer. And she’s planning a Christmas trip home to Whispering Pines, NY to visit her parents Donna and Walter (Teryl … Continue reading

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Heavy Metal 2000 (copyright 1999, opened in the USA 2000) – reviewed by George

The back story is told in narration with impressive animation to illustrate it. Long ago the Arakacians ruled the galaxies. Their specialties were horror and devastation. The secret of their great power was hidden on the planet Uroboris. The planet’s … Continue reading

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The Happytime Murders (2018) – reviewed by George

A very unusual movie – an X-rated puppet show. The puppets will remind you of the Muppets, but their antics will soon end that illusion. After 12 or 13 minutes of watching with my mouth hanging open in disbelief, I … Continue reading

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Lucille Ball in “Her Husband’s Affairs” (1947) – reviewed by George

This movie takes “silly” to, not just a new high, but to a whole new dimension. The first time I laughed was at about 27 minutes in. And I think that was the last time too. Margaret Weldon (Lucille) is … Continue reading

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The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945) – reviewed by George

Inside the Federated Broadcast Company building the radio show “The Paradise Coffee Program” is in rehearsal. A full orchestra is backing up a coloratura (Margaret Dumont), whose piano accompanist (Reginald Gardiner) is as outraged as she when the third trumpet, … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes in “His Last Vow” (2014) – reviewed by George

Charles Augustus Magnussen (Lars Mikkelsen) is being questioned by some sort of government body led by Lady Smallwood (Lindsay Duncan). Afterwards he goes home to a huge place, a modernistic palace. In his library, which is almost clinical, he looks … Continue reading

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The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) – reviewed by George

This is a wonderful movie. It has laughs, suspense, scares, and a young boy, Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro), who does a lot of growing up. Lewis’s parents have been killed in a car crash, and he has been sent to … Continue reading

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