Category Archives: P

Pan Am, Episode 8 “Unscheduled Departure” – reviewed by George

Sanjeev (Kal Parekh) is on vacation in Bombay, so a replacement 2nd officer is on board, Charles “Chuck” Moore (Matthew Rauch), who is attracted to Laura (Margot Robbie), but is warned off by Pilot Dean (Mike Vogel). And it’s October, … Continue reading

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Pan Am: Episode 7, “Truth or Dare” (2011) – reviewed by George

A super episode with two love stories that unfortunately must end for now.First, Laura (Margot Robbie) falls for a sailor, Joe (Gaius Charles), but racism rears its ugly head and her landlord bursts in with two other jerks and Joe … Continue reading

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Ramon Novarro in “The Pagan” (1929) – reviewed by George

I was so impressed by Novarro (whom I had never seen before) in “Ben-Hur” that I decided to try to locate some other films of his. Here’s the first one.On an island where “East meets West”, according to the caption, … Continue reading

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Pan Am, Episode 6: “The Genuine Article” (2011) – reviewed by George

Maggie (Christina Ricci) is up against Miss Havemeyer (Veanna Cox) again. She’s collected a few infractions, Havemeyer has reported them, and Maggie is officially grounded. “But I’ve got a flight to Rio in a couple of hours!”“We’ll get a replacement.”“Who … Continue reading

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Pan Am, Episode 5: “One Coin in a Fountain” – reviewed by George

Laura (Margot Robbie) pawned her engagement ring when she needed cash and didn’t reclaim it before the 60 days were up, so the pawn broker sold it. Now she’s super sad that she can’t give it back to the guy … Continue reading

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Pan Am, Episode 4, “Eastern Exposure” (2011) – reviewed by George

Supposedly bound for Reykjavic, Iceland, but rerouted to Rangoon, Burma by Kate’s (Kelli Garner), handler who tells her to keep her eyes and ears open for a possible assignment. This guy most definitely has friends in high places with fingers … Continue reading

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Pan Am, Episode 3, “Ich Bin ein Berliner” (2011) – reviewed by George

New York Examiner: “JFK to Visit Berlin”.So in this episode the Clipper has been chartered by a group of journalists to take them to Berlin for President Kennedy’s speech at the Berlin Wall.Maggie Ryan (Christina Ricci) was a campaign worker … Continue reading

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Pan Am, Episode 2, “We’ll Always Have Paris” (2011) – reviewed by George

Last week London and this week the Clipper flies to Paris with all the regular crew. However, one unexpected passenger is aboard: the Cameron girls’ mother (Miriam Silverman), who wants to talk to Laura (Margot Robbie) about ditching her own … Continue reading

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Pain and Gain (2013) – reviewed by George

June 17, 1995 in Miami: Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) is running from the police.Flashback a few months to October 1994: Daniel is a trainer at a gym catering to older people and he gets fired. He moves to another gym … Continue reading

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Pan Am, Episode 1, “Pilot” (2011) – reviewed by George

As the sun rises (beautiful) and the day begins, the tail of a plane passes across the sun and the song “Around the World” begins to play.Stewardesses are arriving for work through a special area presided over by Miss Havemeyer … Continue reading

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