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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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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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