Category Archives: M

Mad Monster Party? (1966) – reviewed by George

This animated feature from Rankin-Bass is part hand-drawn, but mostly what Rankin and Bass called Animagic – stop-motion animation. It’s very effective because they use actual figures being moved and photographed frame by frame, so a 3-D quality is already … Continue reading

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Movie 43 (2013) – reviewed by George

When I rented this title I had never heard of it and knew only that it was an anthology film with 14 separate, independent stories, and a cast to die for. I watched it and liked some segments and was … Continue reading

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My Sister Eileen (1955) in Cinemascope and Technicolor – reviewed by George

The history of this property is interesting. Columbia shot the original film in 1942 starring Rosalind Russell and Janet Blair (my review was published here on 1-9-20). Then in 1953 a Broadway musical version was presented starring Rosalind Russell and … Continue reading

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Harold Lloyd in “Movie Crazy” (1932) – reviewed by George

We start in Littleton, Kansas, Speed Limit 20 miles per hour. Harold arrives home with the package of yeast his mother had requested and immediately goes Hollywood, acting as if his wife just called and he can’t talk while the … Continue reading

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Alfred Molina is Hercule Poirot in “Murder on the Orient Express” (2001) – reviewed by George

This TV movie takes place in 2001. Yes, the story has been updated. Befitting the shorter TV time, the cast is smaller, but the script is very clever and the changes made, while necessary, are all excellent, as is Mr. … Continue reading

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Rita Hayworth is “Miss Sadie Thompson” (1953) – reviewed by George

There’s a Marine base on a small Pacific island, and duty there looks pleasant. The men go swimming, are friendly with the natives, and don’t seem to work very hard at all. Right now four of them are taking a … Continue reading

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Mystery 101: An Education in Murder (2020) – reviewed by George

A woman prepares for bed, and goes to sleep. A man in black from head to toe enters her home and does something with an item on her bedside table. While she’s dying he goes through papers and steals something. … Continue reading

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Midnight in Paris (2011) – reviewed by George

The film begins with 3 minutes of lovely shots of Paris, rain and shine, day and night, to a background of wonderful slow jazz. Gil (Owen Wilson) is a rich, successful screenwriter who wishes he were a novelist, and is … Continue reading

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My Man Godfrey (1936) – reviewed by George

Mike (Pat Flaherty) is a victim of the depression and Duke (William Powell) is sort of a victim: they are without jobs or a place to live. Actually they have thrown-together shacks to keep the rain away, but those are … Continue reading

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Merton of the Movies (1947) – reviewed by George

Updated from the Stuart Erwin vehicle, this movie cancels the cowboys and substitutes Lawrence Rupert, Master Detective, a lead character played by the actor Lawrence Rupert (Leon Ames). It still starts in a small town, but this time it’s Tinkerton, … Continue reading

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