Category Archives: P

Danny Kaye in “Pinocchio” (1976) – reviewed by George

This is a television special with an amazing cast: Geppetto the toy maker and Strogonoff (sic) the puppeteer are both played by Danny Kaye, Pinocchio is played by Sandy Duncan, the Fox and the Cat are played by Flip Wilson … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) – reviewed by George

Like many sequels this is not as good as the original, but there’s still a lot to like here. The leads are Ranger Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), Ranger Nate Lambert (Scott Eastwood), and Amara Namani (Cailee Spaeny). Amara is young, … Continue reading

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Parkland (2013) – reviewed by George

A name-heavy cast in a movie that covers Friday, November 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, and the weekend following. Even if you think you’ve read a lot about those days and know it all … Continue reading

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Biblical Epics Reviewed by Anita: ****

As Easter passed and big block busters are coming out for the summer I started thinking about one of my favorite genres and that is Biblical films. They have it all.  Sweeping stories that are relatively straight forward.  Great elements … Continue reading

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Ella Raines Double Feature: Phantom Lady (1944) and The Second Face (1950) – reviewed by George

Ella Raines was a lovely young actress of the 40s and 50s. She started her career with five “A” movies in a row, one of them “Phantom Lady”, and continued to make quality films along with the occasional “B” picture such … Continue reading

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The Ants Are Coming! “Phase IV” (1974) and “Them!” (1954) – reviewed by George

This is the order in which TCM showed these films, and so I’m reviewing them in that order. “Phase IV” is kind of experimental, but it just isn’t good. I got tired vary quickly of watching an ant strolling or … Continue reading

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Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) – reviewed by George

A big splashy musical. A blast of a comedy. A few touches of romance. A hair too long. And you know what I would cut – yep, the romantic moments slow the movie down and run it up to its’ … Continue reading

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Pierrot le Fou (1965) – reviewed by George

Credits: Jean Paul Belmondo et Anna Karina dan “Pierrot le Fou” un film de Jean Luc Goddard The caption translates the title as “Crazy Pierrot”. Another translation (I think a better translation) would be “Pierrot the Madman”. This is a … Continue reading

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Predestination (2015) – reviewed by George

An agent carrying a musical instrument case goes to the location of a bomb and prepares to disarm it, but he hears someone behind him. He whirls and levels his gun. Shots are exchanged, and now he has too little … Continue reading

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Penny Dreadful Revisited – reviewed by George

I wrote about episode 1, but have since seen episodes 2 and 3. After the first episode I thought they were going with a completely reimagined Creature for Dr. Victor Frankenstein, but at the end of episode 2 the original … Continue reading

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