Category Archives: J

La Jetee (The Pier) (1962) – reviewed by George

This 28 minute film, widely regarded as a classic (and the basis for 12 Monkeys), consists of black&white still photographs which with score and narration, tell the story of a young boy who has been brought to the main pier … Continue reading

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Rowan Atkinson in “Johnny English Strikes Again” (2018) – reviewed by George

At MI7 one lone night duty agent (Kevin Eldon) is monitoring all the screens in the data room. Except he’s not. He’s playing games on his cell phone. So when someone starts revealing the identities of all of MI7’s agents, … Continue reading

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Rowan Atkinson in “Johnny English Reborn” (2011) – reviewed by George

This is magnificent movie-making. Agent One (Eric Carte) has a problem. A contact will only talk to Johnny English, and his information is sorely needed. But English did a cockup in Mozambique five years ago that really disgraced MI7, and … Continue reading

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Rowan Atkinson in “Johnny English” (2003) – reviewed by George

Johnny English sneaks into a mansion, past guard dogs, armed men, and one armed woman. He proceeds with great panache and total confidence, winning all encounters. Then his daydream is interrupted. He’s told that Agent One (Greg Wise) is on … Continue reading

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Journey Back to Christmas (2016) – reviewed by George

Hannah (Candace Cameron Bure) is a nurse in 1945 at Christmas. In the closing days of World War II her husband was killed in battle, so Christmas will be a little hollow this year. Her only interest in the holiday … Continue reading

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Jamaica Inn (1939) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 24th film is the tale of Mary Yellan (Maureen O’Hara), whose mother, on her deathbed, has told her to leave Ireland and go to live with the mother’s sister Patience (Marie Ney) and Patience’s husband Joss Merlyn (Leslie … Continue reading

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Juno and the Paycock (1930) – reviewed by George

I didn’t like this movie at all. Alfred Hitchcock’s 12th movie is a strange unpleasant hybrid. Based on a play by Sean O’Casey, it starts like a domestic comedy. “Juno” is a nickname given to Mrs. Boyle (Sara Allgood) because … Continue reading

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Jinnah (1998) – reviewed by George

This film was recently shown on Turner Classic Movies, but not just as a TCM Premiere; it was The North American Premiere. Apparently the film has run into lots of what might be called Active Disinterest, as well as Active … Continue reading

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John Carter of Mars (2009) – reviewed by George

Edited, Written, and Directed by Mark Atkins, this is a pretty good science-fiction movie. It has one big problem: it was shot on a TV budget (filmed for the Sy-Fy Channel), and I have seen the Disney version of 2012, … Continue reading

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Jungle Book 2016 Reviewed by Anita ***.5

Get out and see Jungle Book.  This new live action version is a real visual treat.  The animals are amazing, life-like yet not.  The cast is superb.  Bill Murray is a natural as Baloo.  I love how HE sang Bear Necessities  off-key … Continue reading

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