Category Archives: O,

Olympus Has Fallen (2013) – reviewed by George

At Camp David President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart), First Lady Margaret Asher (Ashley Judd), and their young son Connor (Finley Jacobsen) are preparing to leave for a fund raiser. The head of their security detail, Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is … Continue reading

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Danny Kaye in “On the Double” (1961) – reviewed by George

England, 1944: German spies receive instructions from Hitler himself to “Kill General MacKenzie-Smith!” Why Smith (Danny Kaye)? Because he is drawing up the plan for the Allied Invasion of Europe. However, the British are putting together Project 402, which means … Continue reading

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O. Henry’s Full House (1952) – reviewed by George

I wish more movies followed this format. The movie is approx. 2 hours long and consists of five short films taken from O. Henry short stories. As narrator John Steinbeck notes, O. Henry was the pen name of William Sidney … Continue reading

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Oscars one more time-by Anita

Well, my friend and critic with an opinion, I’m still saying NO.  I have to admit you make some really solid arguments here.  There are many changes over the years.  But they are still (in my opinion) a stage for … Continue reading

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Oscars – Oh Yes! – Commentary by George

Oh, Anita, what can I say? Well, a couple of things: first, ever heard of free speech? And second… okay, I agree with you abut the smug faces. But surely you’re only talking about a few smug people – the … Continue reading

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Oscars, Hell NO. Commentary by Anita 2018

It’s the season to start patting each other on the back and make a political stand all in the name of best movie ever. I’m not supporting them.  First off many of the films that should make the list don’t. … Continue reading

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Once upon a Murdoch Christmas (2016) – reviewed by George

A lovely story with a strong message of caring for the poor. Constable George Crabtree (Jonny Harris) has written one of the first graphic novels about a character he calls Jumping Jack. Jack is equipped with all sorts of wonderful … Continue reading

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One Magic Christmas (1985) – reviewed by George

One money-strapped family in Canada (the town is called Medford) is trying to get through Christmas. The dad Jack (Gary Basaraba) has lost his job, and the mother Ginny (Mary Steenburgen) is working at the local supermarket for a real … Continue reading

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An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008) – reviewed by George

In 1980’s rural New Hampshire a recently widowed mother of three finds herself contesting with the disdainful mother she ran away from for the love of her eldest daughter. These three roles are played by Jacqueline Bisset, Helene Joy (“Murdoch … Continue reading

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The Out of Towners (1970) Reviewed by Anita: **.5

As we gear up for the big summer vacation time I suggest you take a minute and watch Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis in The Out of Towners.  Directed by Arthur Hiller, this film is about the most awful 24 hrs … Continue reading

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