Category Archives: L

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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London Has Fallen (2016) – reviewed by George

A series of dire headlines of terrorism around the globe start the film, which then centers on a young man, Kamran Barkawi (Waleed Zuaiter) reporting to his father, Aamir Barkawi (Alon Aboutboul) about killing a traitor, as his sister’s wedding … Continue reading

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Summer Nights in July, 2019 – Comment by Anita

So here we are mid-point of the summer and I have to say I’ve landed in a sort of bad TV rut. Analog has limited choices sometimes. Such as weekends and prime time week nights. Even my favorite network METV … Continue reading

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The Lost Boys (1987) Reviewed by Anita ***

The 80’s was a fabulous decade of hair bands, plastic everything, day-glow colors, and the  best vampire movie ever called The Lost Boys–directed by Joel Schumacher. Schumacher is the director who totally nailed the teenage vampire genre. He blended horror, … Continue reading

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The Last Voyage (1959) – reviewed by George

If you are looking for suspense that does not involve monsters or crazed killers, this is the film for you. Opening Narration paraphrased: The SS Claridon, proud and venerable, but old, very old. Thirty-eight years old, and she is scheduled … Continue reading

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Let’s Do It Again (1953) – reviewed by George

A musical comedy about a Broadway marriage: he writes musicals and she performs in them (just not his, as far as I could tell). The problem is he likes to stay away and make music with other singers, always chaperoned … Continue reading

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Carole Lombard in “Love Before Breakfast” (1936) – reviewed by George

Scott Miller (Preston Foster) is attracted to Kay Colby (Carole Lombard), but she’s in love with Bill Wadsworth (Cesar Romero), who happens to be juggling two girls: Carole and a girl from show biz. Scott has a lot of contacts … Continue reading

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Cheyenne: Season One, Episode 15 “The Last Train West” (1956) – reviewed by George

” Cheyenne” and “Gunsmoke” both premiered in September 1955, together being so successful that they started a flood of TV Western series: “Maverick”, “Sugarfoot”, snd “Wagon Train” in 1957; “Bronco”, “Lawman”, “Wanted Dead or Alive”, and “The Rifleman” in 1958; … Continue reading

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Larva (2004) – reviewed by George

A super new cattle food has been introduced to one relatively small ranching community by a large agricultural firm. With the new feed, cattle grow faster and put on an average of 12 pounds extra weight, which the ranchers love … Continue reading

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Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In – reviewed by George

Yesterday I saw a rerun of an episode hosted by Carl Reiner on Decades, the network that celebrates old TV. Laugh-In ran for six seasons, 1968-1973. These are some of the best moments of this particular show, subtitled “Laugh-In Looks at … Continue reading

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