Category Archives: M

My Dad Wrote a Porno (2019) – reviewed by George

Jamie Martin opens this documentary by saying that about 4 years ago he got an e-mail from Rocky Flintstone (who turned out to be his father) that said that he (Rocky) had been secretly writing porn in the garden shed. … Continue reading

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The Mind of Mr. Soames (1969) – reviewed by George

Thirty years ago in England a baby suffered a brain injury during birth. Now that baby, John Soames (Terence Stamp), lives at the Midland Institute of Neurophysiological Research and has never been conscious. But today an American surgeon, Dr. Bergen … Continue reading

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Joshua Silver in “The Moonstone” (2016) – reviewed by George

After enjoying last week’s movie-length version so much, I was only somewhat excited about this miniseries version: five episodes of about 45 minutes each. But I guess the only reason to remake something is the thought that you can do … Continue reading

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Danny Kaye in “Merry Andrew” (1958) – reviewed by George

This musical comedy has two settings: a British boarding school and a traveling Italian circus. At The Larabee School Founded by Sir Ruthven Larabee, the headmaster is Matthew Larabee (Noel Purcell) and three of the teachers are his sons: Dudley … Continue reading

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Greg Wise in “The Moonstone” (1996) – reviewed by George

The 2nd version of the book was better than the 1st, and this 3rd version is better than the 2nd. The 2nd was a miniseries of approximately 3:45 – the 3rd is a TV movie (shown in the USA on … Continue reading

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Robin Ellis in “The Moonstone” (1972) – reviewed by George

A war is in progress in India, and a castle has been attacked. Two British soldiers, Major Frayne and his sergeant (Stephen Rea and Derek Chafer) enter a treasure room with two men already inside: a British officer, Colonel Herncastle … Continue reading

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David Manners in “The Moonstone” (1934) – reviewed by George

This film, slightly less than 47 minutes, seems to cram in all of the plot, but since I’ve never read the book, we’ll know more next week with a more modern version. The short length here is characteristic of a … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins Returns (2018) – reviewed by George

It’s really amazing how wonderful this movie is! I expected it to be good, I expected to like it, but it just exceeded all expectations. That old saw that goes, “I laughed, I cried, I wet my pants” was never … Continue reading

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The Meg (2018) – reviewed by George

The 21st century “Jaws”! A research station, looking like an oil rig, has been constructed at incredible expense over the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean. The theory is that what radar says is the ocean floor is … Continue reading

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The Mad Miss Manton (1938) – reviewed by George

A young debutante, Miss Susan Manton (played by Barbara Stanwyck), arrives home from an NYC costume party, with a floor-length light-weight evening cape covering her costume, and is met at the door of her apartment building by the doorman, holding … Continue reading

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