Category Archives: M

TV Tips: CBS – by George

The number one CBS show (as far as I’m concerned) is the reboot of “Magnum, P.I.”, with an all-new, very appealing cast. The basic concept is unchanged: former Navy Seal Thomas Magnum (Jay Hernandez) has been offered a place to … Continue reading

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Clara Bow in “My Lady of Whims” (1925) – reviewed by George

This is really an old-fashioned tale. Clara plays Prudence Severn who has left her rich father and sister to move to Greenwich Village and be an author. Her roommate is Wayne Leigh (Carmelita Geraghty). So ha-ha, everyone thinks she’s living … Continue reading

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Kenneth Branagh is Hercule Poirot in “Murder on the Orient Express” (2017) – reviewed by George

The opening, which involves Poirot solving a case of theft in front of a large crowd of people and then catching the thief without touching him, is brilliant. And you will laugh at the end of it, not at Poirot, … Continue reading

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David Suchet is Hercule Poirot in “Murder on the Orient Express” (2010) – reviewed by George

This version of the novel starts at the Army base where Poirot has been asked to determine the truth of a young woman’s death. One of the men there is suspected of her murder. Poirot proves he did not kill … Continue reading

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Albert Finney is Hercule Poirot in “Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express” (1974) – reviewed by George

1930 – the Long island Home of the Armstrongs A mewspaper photo of the mansion and the headline “Armstrong Baby Kidnapped”, with a subhead “Crushed Toys, Crushed Hopes” and a photo of baby things broken on the floor. Then we … Continue reading

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The Mikado (1987) – reviewed by George

It’s probably obvious that I’m a lover of stage musicals, so you might think I’d know a lot of Gilbert and Sullivan. Well, you’d be wrong. Go beyond “H.M.S. Pinafore” and “The Pirates of Penzance” and I’m lost. So it … Continue reading

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Minotaur (2005) – reviewed by George

The island Minos has gradually taken over the entire Mediterranean world. Its Queen mated with a bull and the monster offspring is fed young people from the conquered territories. Order is maintained and rebellion is kept under control by the … Continue reading

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My Science Project (1985) – reviewed by George

This high school science-adventure film is interesting and fun, but strange. 1957: A fleet of cars arrives at Dawson Air Base and drives through the gates without even a wave, although the military guards all salute. The cars stop outside … Continue reading

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Megalodon (2018) – reviewed by George

A Russian sub is trying to cut into the Southern Pacific Communications Cable to steal secrets, but the cable is about 10 inches thick, so the work is very slow. As the sub commander, Ivanov (Ego Mikitas), goes from anger … Continue reading

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May Day (2013) Miniseries-Reviewed by Anita ***

Found another way to kill an afternoon bingeing on a miniseries on Amazon Prime. May Day has five really spooky episodes each at about an hour per show. Think of it like Twin Peaks, WA meets Dorking, Surrey with a … Continue reading

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