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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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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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Oz the Great and Powerful reviewed by Anita

“He He He, My little Pretty!” ¬†We are NOT in Kansas any more. Set 20 years before the film we all know and love (The Wizard of Oz) Oscar Diggs ¬†arrives in the land of Oz and meets three witches. … Continue reading

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