Category Archives: J

Jerry Herman’s Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl (1993) – reviewed by George

This entertaining 1:56 musical tribute is so good that I actually watch it two or three times a year. Why have I not reviewed it before? Well, it’s not a movie. BUT I was watching again last night and I … Continue reading

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Billy Rose’s Jumbo (1962) – reviewed by George

The Opening: Sam Rawlins (Stephen Boyd) sings a song that ends, “Let us bring the circus back to you”. The stage curtain behind him rises to a spacious shot of the Pop Warner Circus, outdoors and big. We zoom in … Continue reading

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Midsomer Murders, Season 3, Episode 3, “Judgement Day” (2000) – reviewed by George

This week’s village: Midsomer MallowMichael and Ruth Weston (Richard Trinder and Caroline Faber), are leaving their house and getting in the car. They are all dressed up and off to celebrate their anniversary. But their horribly spoiled and willful 7-or … Continue reading

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Martin Short in “Jiminy Glick in Lalawood” (2004) – reviewed by George

Advertising Tag: “In the world of celebrity interviews, Jiminy Glick takes the cake, and eats it too.”In this feature film Jiminy, his wife Dixie (Jan Hooks), and their two sons Modine and Matthew (Jake Hoffman and Landon Hansen) are in … Continue reading

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Martin Short in “Jungle 2 Jungle” (1997) – reviewed by George

A thirteen-year-old white boy, Mimi Siku (Sam Huntington), is living in the jungles of Venezuela, wearing indigenous clothing and face paint. At the moment he is alone and utterly happy. In New York at the Exchange (second jungle) men are … Continue reading

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John Henry (1999) – reviewed by George

This Disney cartoon tells the familiar story of John Henry, the hammer-wielding steel- driving man, who entered a contest against a steel-driving steam engine, in an exciting and somewhat unfamiliar way. John (voice of Geoffrey Jones) and his wife Polly … Continue reading

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Judy (2019) – reviewed by George

Playing the lead role, Renee Zellweger is amazing, exceptional, and just incomparable. She is so riveting that it’s difficult to watch the other actor in two-shots. The Judy of the title is of course Judy Garland, and Zellweger’s sensational performance … Continue reading

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Jojo Rabbit (2019) – reviewed by George

The film opens with a German language version of “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, and begins as a comedy. Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) is ten years old and in a Hitler Youth uniform – and his imaginary friend is … Continue reading

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Joker (2019) – reviewed by George

Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix in an earth-shattering performance) has a mental condition which causes him to laugh inappropriately. Luckily he has a job which requires grinning and laughing constantly. He wears clown makeup and dances and waves a sign in … Continue reading

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Jane Doe: Vanishing Act (2005) – reviewed by George

I was unaware of the Jane Doe series of movies on Hallmark Mysteries and Movies, but saw a marathon announced and set up Number One to be recorded. I planned to just sit and watch the others, but forgot all … Continue reading

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