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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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Howard the Duck (1986) – reviewed by George

This is a movie with one strange history of bad reviews and trash talk. It’s not really bad – there are many components that are great. Let’s deal with those first. The stars are heroine Lea Thompson, villain Jeffrey Jones, … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary (1959) – reviewed by George

I think this is the most dated film I have ever seen. Certainly more than any silent movie. I’ve not saying that there are no humorous moments in this comedy. But boy, is it dated! First, the credits roll interspersed … Continue reading

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The Good Bad Man (1916) and The Half-Breed (1916) – reviewed by George

Two silent films, released the same year, from the same studio (D.W. Griffith’s Fine Arts Film Co.), with the same star (Douglas Fairbanks), the same director (Allan Dwan), and the same theme (illegitimacy), and the same actor, Sam de Grasse, … Continue reading

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Happy Go Lovely (1951) – reviewed by George

This musical, set at the Edinborough Festival, revolves around a talented, ambitious chorus girl who won’t take any guff from her director/producer, and a LOT of mistaken identity – first a chauffeur and a millionaire, and then the millionaire and … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Hell (2015) – reviewed by George

Netflix called this a comedy. It’s funny in the same way people laugh at a skateboarder flipping and breaking his neck. I didn’t laugh one time. I smiled a couple times at Patrick Wilson’s performance, but he was the only … Continue reading

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