Category Archives: Movies

G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom (2004) – reviewed by George

This CGI animated feature is pretty good, but I had to see about half of it to begin appreciating it. I guess that’s because the intended audience is adolescents. Basically the G.I. Joes make up an organization of men and … Continue reading

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Merry and Bright (2019) – reviewed by George

If it’s not too early for Hallmark to broadcast a new Christmas movie, then it’s not too early for me to review one. Right? So here’s ¬†a love story set at Christmas, between two people who definitely have different opinions … Continue reading

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Harold Lloyd in “Among Those Present” (1921) – reviewed by George

“The Place: Society’s outer crust – Where the Want-to-be’s and the Would-be’s shake hands with the Never-will-be’s.” The little family at the heart of this tale consists of Mother, the climber (Aggie Herring), who is the reasonable half – all … Continue reading

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Dolomite Is My Name (2019) – reviewed by George

This is the first streaming movie I’ve ever reviewed. I have three streaming services but rarely watch, since the other options (network, cable) are so crowded with material. But after seeing this terrific comedy there will be more streaming movies … Continue reading

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Singin’ in the Rain (1952) – reviewed by George

This delightful classic musical is set in 1927, when the release of the first talking feature “The Jazz Singer” changed movies forever¬†(there’s a phrase I don’t like and would not normally use). At the premiere of Monumental Pictures latest (silent) … Continue reading

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Rawhead Rex (1986) – reviewed by George

This color horror movie was shot entirely in County Wicklow, Ireland. It features pre-Christian themes and characters, and is really scary. It takes place in an idyllic Irish village of good, honest people, though the Verger, Declan O’Brien (Ronan Wilmot) … Continue reading

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Don’s Party (1976) – reviewed by George

On Election Day 1969 in Melbourne, Don (John Hargreaves) and his wife Beth (Jeanie Drynan) go to the polls to vote Labor, like all their friends. And that night they have a big party for their friends to eat and … Continue reading

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The Happytime Murders (2018) – reviewed by George

A very unusual movie – an X-rated puppet show. The puppets will remind you of the Muppets, but their antics will soon end that illusion. After 12 or 13 minutes of watching with my mouth hanging open in disbelief, I … Continue reading

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Aquaman (2018) – reviewed by George

Wow! So much action! it’s absolutely an FX lover’s fever dream. The cast is great: Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry (Aquaman), Amber Heard as Mera, the daughter of King Nereus who becomes Arthur’s girlfriend once he gets to Atlantis, Nicole … Continue reading

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Lucille Ball in “Miss Grant Takes Richmond” (1949) – reviewed by George

Well, obviously a Civil War joke, but I thought it would be Richmond, Virginia. Nope, it’s Dick Richmond (William Holden), a bookie posing as a realtor. Lucille plays Ellen Grant, who is taking courses at a secretarial school, at the … Continue reading

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