Category Archives: P

Popcorn (1990) – reviewed by George

A horror film about a film class, this also contains three short versions of movies the students decide to use in a money-raising plan. The film begins with Maggie (Jill Schoelen), one of the students in the film class, having … Continue reading

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Peppermint (2018) – reviewed by George

Like litle guy against the system movies? Especially when the system is rigged? Like suspense in your flicks? Like Jennifer Garner? So do I! Riley North (Jennifer), her husband Chris (Jeff Hephner), and her little girl Carly (Cailey Fleming) are … Continue reading

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Presenting Lily Mars (1943) – reviewed by George

This story of an Indiana girl who dreams of Broadway, and then sees it as an actual possibility when a producer comes to her home town to visit his mother, is leavened with a lot of comedy. It stars Judy … Continue reading

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The Polar Express (2004) – reviewed by George

Friends keep telling me how good this movie is, so I finally watched it on BBC America a few nights ago. And they’re right; I really enjoyed it. It’s not every movie that you catch yourself watching with your mouth … Continue reading

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Picture a Perfect Christmas (2019) – reviewed by George

In San Francisco, Sophie Griffith (Merritt Patterson) finishes a Christmas photo shoot (no word on what is being advertised), and gets a call from her agent Merissa (Nicole Oliver): Steibus Skiwear has put Sophie on hold for their next shoot. … Continue reading

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Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985) – reviewed by George

This comedy opens at Le Tour de France bicycle race with the cyclists outfitted as usual: caps, tees with broad stripes, above-the-knee shorts, and numbers on their backs. Into   this familiar scene comes a a bicycle ridden by a … Continue reading

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Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder (2019) – reviewed by George

The Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel has a lot of films like this: a continuing cast and a premise that allows them to get involved in murder cases, that the audience can solve-along. The woman is generally the star and … Continue reading

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The Professor and the Madman (2019) – reviewed by George

Here is a story of frustration and sadness, but ultimately of triumph and good sense. Professor James Murray (Mel Gibson) is asked to take over a new dictionary, the first since Dr. Johnson’s. The work will be done at Oxford, … Continue reading

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Paris Can Wait (2017) – reviewed by George

Annie Lockwood (Diane Lane) is at a crossroads. She is in Cannes with her film producer husband Michael (Alec Baldwin), and he is upset that France has proven too expensive to film in, so he’s moving the production to Budapest, … Continue reading

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Clara Bow in “The Primrose Path” (1925) – reviewed by George

The older son of the Armstrong family is squandering his life on the Primrose Path – the path of folly, bordered by beautiful blossoms that beckon the young. I hope you can tell I didn’t write that, but am quoting … Continue reading

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