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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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Harold Lloyd in “Hot Water” (1924) – reviewed by George

“Married life is like dandruff. It falls heavily on your shoulders, you get a lot of free advice about it, but up to date nothing has been found to cure it.” The bridegroom is late to his own wedding after … Continue reading

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Harold Lloyd in “Haunted Spooks” (1920) and “Never Weaken” (1921) – reviewed by George

Haunted Spooks The titles by H.M. Walker are great! Example: The Girl (Mildred David) is described as “Sweet Sixteen and never… well, only once or twice.” And “The Place” is given as “Go down the Mississippi River several miles and … Continue reading

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Horns (2014) – reviewed by George

The story is set in a small town in the northwest woods (of Oregon or Washington) and centers around the Perrish family. Since the mother’s death, the family consists of Dad (James Remar), and two sons, Ig (Daniel Radcliffe) and … Continue reading

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Danny Kaye in “Hans Christian Andersen” (1952) – reviewed by George

Golly, what a wonderful movie! I watched it, pausing frequently to take notes as usual, and as soon as it was over, I just watched it again. This is a new Danny Kaye playing Hans Christian Andersen. He’s not goofy … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes in “The Hounds of Baskerville” (2011) – reviewed by George

A clever, clever script makes this update very special. It’s dark night, and a man is running panic-stricken through a forest. He is being pursued by a Canis something, large and growly. His young son is running ahead of him. … Continue reading

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U.N.C.L.E. Movie # 8: “How To Steal the World” (1968) – reviewed by George

This eighth and last movie made from U.N.C.L.E. episodes is the spawn of the two-parter “The Seven Wonders of the World Affair”, which comprised the final two episodes of the series. It seems very little changed; I think they just … Continue reading

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Honeymoon for Three (1941) – reviewed by George

Kenneth Bixby (George Brent), a very popular writer of women’s novels, is in Cleveland for book signings and radio interviews. His secretary, right-hand woman, and girlfriend, Anne Rogers (Ann Sheridan) is making sure all the bumps are smoothed before Kenneth … Continue reading

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