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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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┬áThe Out of Towners. ┬áDirected by Arthur Hiller, this film is about the most awful 24 hrs … Continue reading

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An Old Fashioned Christmas (2010) – reviewed by George

This is not strictly speaking a Christmas romance, rather it is a romance set at Christmastime. Christmas is only really prevalent in the last 4 minutes, but it makes for 4 really touching minutes, and the promise of Christmas having … Continue reading

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Our Time Is Up (2004) – reviewed by George

This short film was up for an Oscar in 2005. It stars Kevin Pollak as Dr. Stern, a strictly by-the-book psychiatrist, whose comments are approved practice. Such as: “Why do you think that is?”, “This seems to cause you a … Continue reading

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The Old Dark House (1932) – reviewed by George

This film stars Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, and Charles Laughton, with support from Raymond Massey and Gloria Stuart. It was based on a novel by J.B. Priestley, and directed by the usually dependable James Whale, and is only an hour … Continue reading

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Joan Crawford Triple Feature – reviewed by George

Our Dancing Daughters (1928) shows us three flappers with wildly different outlooks. In the first sequences we learn that Diana (Joan Crawford) has a great relationship with her mother, while Beatrice (Dorothy Sebastian) and her brother Freddie (Edward Nugent) have … Continue reading

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