Category Archives: Movies

Tammy (2014) Reviewed by Anita ***

Yep!  Another McCarthy movie, like I said I really get a kick out of her.  That is just what happened to me watching Tammy .  I have to say, similar to Life of the Party , this is a small … Continue reading

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Life of the Party (2018) Reviewed by Anita **

I really enjoy a good-natured, knee slap kind of movie.  Clean and fun for the family.  Life of the Party kind of brings that idea to the big screen.  However it is better on the small screen.  Melissa McCarthy is … Continue reading

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Sh! The Octopus (1937) – reviewed by George

This is probably the silliest movie I’ve ever seen. Which is not to say I didn’t laugh at it. The reverses and reveals are supposed to make it suspenseful, but the comedy bits undermine that completely. Paul Morgan (John Eldredge) … Continue reading

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Randolph Scott in “Abilene Town” (1945) – reviewed by George

1870 – Five years after the end of the Civil War a thousand-mile cattle trail stretched from the plains of Texas to the railroad depots in Kansas. For 90 grueling days cowboys pushed cattle up the Abilene Trail at an … Continue reading

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Frenzy (1972) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 53rd film was his first to film in England since “Stage Fright” in 1950. There’s a real love of London evident in the photography, and in the score, and I think he was truly glad to be back. … Continue reading

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The Smiling Ghost (1941) – reviewed by George

An elderly lady in a mink coat, Grandmother Bentley (Helen Westley), is trying to hire a young man and is seeking the help of her attorney, Mr. Dinwiddie (George Meador). He finds an ad placed by a young man who … Continue reading

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Harold Lloyd in “An Eastern Westerner” (1920) – reviewed by George

A wonderful silent short (about half an hour) with wonderful new music by Robert Israel. The Boy (Harold Lloyd) is in a club for dancing and drinking. His mother is concerned, but his father is furious. To a servant he … Continue reading

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The Admirable Crichton (1957) – reviewed by George

When released in the USA the title was changed to “Passion Lagoon”. Who is playing down to us horny Yanks – the British releasing organization or the American distributors? And it’s in color! I remember years ago seeing it in … Continue reading

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The Fighting Westerner (1935) – reviewed by George

This is a truly unusual movie. I’ve seen western comedies, western musicals, western heavy family drama, western versions of classic novels like “Moby Dick”, and even western psychological pictures, but I cannot recall ever seeing a western murder mystery, and … Continue reading

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Topaz (1969) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 52nd film is a spy thriller based on the Cuban missile crisis, with two leading men: Andre Devereaux (top-billed Frederick Stafford) and Michael Nordstrom (ninth-billed “and” John Forsythe, seen previously in “The Trouble with Harry”), and two leading … Continue reading

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