Category Archives: H

Herbie in “Herbie Goes Bananas” (1980) – reviewed by George

Doesn’t start too well; I don’t find anything funny about a child (about 7) being a pickpocket. But once it gets going it’s really pretty good. Mr. Douglas (Jim?) has given Herbie to his nephew Pete (Stephan W. Burns), and … Continue reading

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Herbie in “Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo” (1977) – reviewed by George

The first ever Trans-France Race from Paris to Monte Carlo is about to be run, and how could Jim Douglas (Dean Jones) not race Herbie in it? Jim and mechanic Wheely Applegate (Don Knotts) have brought Herbie to Paris and … Continue reading

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Herbie in “Herbie Rides Again” (1974) – reviewed by George

This is Herbie’s second movie and it seems much more for kids than the original. That’s partly because there’s a big hole in the logic of the story. Behind the opening credits Alonzo Hawk (Keenan Wynn) keeps pushing down those … Continue reading

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Will Ferrell is Sherlock Holmes in “Holmes and Watson” (2018) – reviewed by George

This isn’t exactly a bad movie, but it’s pretty damned close. And it could have been good. I sat down to watch with expectations of laughing a lot, but the real effect of the movie was a desecration of Conan … Continue reading

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Hugo (2011) – reviewed by George

This is a film for people who love movies. Not westerns, or musicals, or mysteries, or comedies, or sci-fi, but all movies, of every type, from every country, and with actors who may or may not be famous. If you … Continue reading

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The Host (2006) – reviewed by George

This South Korean movie was directed by Bong Joon Ho, who also directed “Parasite” and “Snowpiercer”. And this is a horror movie with a giant monster and some human monsters to boot. The movie starts with two men working in … Continue reading

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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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