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Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak in “Kolchak: The Night Stalker”, Season 1, Episodes 19 and 20 (1975) – reviewed by George

Episode 19: The Youth Killer An attractive, but clearly middle-aged, woman, Helen Surtees (Cathy Lee Crosby) is praying to the Greek goddess Hecate as she looks at the moon through a skylight. She goes outside and sees a jogger go … Continue reading

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Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak in “Kolchak: The Night Stalker”, Season 1, Episodes 17 and 18 (1975) – reviewed by George

Episode 17: Legacy of Terror A big star of the NFL has his heart cut out with a dull knife. Then a decorated Green Beret, who proved himself in the Vietnam War, is attacked by a bunch of Aztecs and … Continue reading

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Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak in “Kolchak: The Night Stalker”, Season 1, Episodes 15 and 16, (1975) – reviewed by George

Episode 15: Chopper In Chicago in April a developer bought a cemetery “The Hills of Lethe” to put up condominiums. The occupants of Lethe had to be moved. Care was taken, but there were still mistakes and oversights. One of … Continue reading

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Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak in “Kolchak: the Night Stalker”, Season One, Episodes 13 and 14 (1975) – reviewed by George

Episode 13: Primal Scream Oceanic International Oil Corporation’s Dr. Jules Copenik comes back to the Chicago lab after a month in Helsinki, so eager to see the lab that he heads there straight from the airport. He seems to have … Continue reading

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Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak in “Kolchak: The Night Stalker”, Season 1, Episodes 11 and 12 (1975) – Reviewed by George

Episode 11: Horror in the Heights “Roosevelt Heights used to be a plush neighborhood, but the plush neighbors moved uptown, leaving the old people. And old people don’t move easily. The battle of fixed income versus galloping inflation never ends.” … Continue reading

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Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak in “Kolchak: The Night Stalker”, Season 1, Episodes 7 and 8 (1974) – reviewed by George

Episode 7: The Devil’s Platform Kolchak introduces a case of strange political bedfellows: Illinois State Senator Robert Palmer (Tom Skerritt) and the Devil, who now owns Palmer’s soul. Kolchak acknowledges that Palmer is the People’s Candidate, fearless, independent, and energetic, … Continue reading

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Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak in “Kolchak: The Night Stalker”, Season 1, Episodes 3 and 4 (1974) – reviewed by George

Episode 3: They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be… With the first World Series to feature the Cubs in 29 years, and the first game today in Chicago, Kolchak is upset, to put it mildly, because Ron Updyke (Jack … Continue reading

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Now You See Me 2 (2016) – reviewed by George

Three years later the gang is together again, except for Henley, who got tired of waiting for Jack to propose and left. The movie starts in 1984 with magician Lionel Shrike (Richard Laing) being locked in a safe, and the … Continue reading

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Now You See Me (2013) – reviewed by George

A movie about magic and magicians and larceny, with two leads: the main magician and the FBI guy after them. The Magicians are J.D. “Danny” Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher), and Jack Wilder (Dave … Continue reading

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Darren McGavin in “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” Episodes 1 and 2 (1974) – reviewed by George

The success of the two TV movies led to an ABC series Episode 1: The Ripper Kolchak and Vincenzo (Simon Oakland) are now in Chicago, and Carl is dictating a story into his tape recorder. There’s a big buildup, and … Continue reading

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