Category Archives: J

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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Jurassic World (2015) – Reviewed by George

Staged as a sequel, this is nevertheless a remake. Like the earlier films, the plot involves hubris and greed against bravery and PETA. After all, animals should be treated ethically, even if they are patented. But who really cares that … Continue reading

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Jeux de Glaces (2012) – reviewed by George

This French-language film-for-television is part of a French series called Les Petits Meurtres d’Agatha Christie (The Little Murders of Agatha Christie). It is based on her novel “They Do It with Mirrors”, a Jane Marple mystery which has been filmed … Continue reading

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Jupiter Ascending (2015) Reviewed by Anita 2.5 star

Jupiter Ascending is a great idea.  That is when things start to fall short.  This space opera meets Wizard of OZ has a lot of great stunts, action and for the most part a decent story line.  Sadly its lost … Continue reading

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Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015) – reviewed by George

This new film (DVD release day = January 27, 2015) from WB Animation and DC is based on the graphic novel of the same name and is the origin story of Aquaman (voiced by Matt Lanter). I guess the addition … Continue reading

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Jersey Boys (2014) – reviewed by George

I didn’t like the touring stage company of Jersey Boys very much, compared to other audience members, but a musical directed by Clint Eastwood? How could I resist? Although according to the grosses a lot of people can. The surprise … Continue reading

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