Category Archives: R

The Relic (1996) – reviewed by George

A primitive South American tribe is gathered around a campfire where the shaman is mixing a potion. He gives the liquid to the only white man there, a scientist/explorer from the Natural History Museum of Chicago, John Whitney (Lewis Van … Continue reading

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Royal Matchmaker (2018) – reviewed by George

Sometimes a romantic movie sounds the wrong notes and comes across as contrived, hence trivial and uninvolving. In this romance movie every note is true and every emotion earned. King Edward (Simon Dutton) of an English-speaking European country, wants his … Continue reading

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The Return of Jafar (1994) – reviewed by George

This television movie and first sequel begins with the forty thieves arriving at their cave and fighting over the loot. Then Aladdin, Abu, and the flying carpet appear and snatch the very best items, and to Abu’s screams of “No!” … Continue reading

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Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam (2010) – reviewed by George

I found this on Netflix (subscription, not streaming), and it is actually a collection of 4 cartoons of different (short) lengths. The overall title beginning each cartoon is DC Showcase, but the listing on Netflix (and on the disc) only … Continue reading

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The Ritz (1976) – reviewed by George

Jack Weston and Rita Moreno reprise their roles from the original Broadway play (for which Moreno got her Tony) with a lot of personality and tons of energy. Gaetano Proclo (Weston) and his wife Vivian (Kaye Ballard) and their kids … Continue reading

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The Reduced Shakespeare Company Presents: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” (2001) – reviewed by George

The Company is “Reduced” because there are only three men on stage, and these three guys (Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor) have more energy than a whole season of NFL action. They are amazing. I don’t know why … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes in “The Reichenbach Fall” (2011) – reviewed by George

This third and final episode of Season 2 has one of the cleverest scripts we’ve encountered in our trip through Holmes movies and TV. It is nothing short of amazing. The intelligence just shines on the screen and rivals Sherlock … Continue reading

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Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair (1983) – reviewed by George

This may be a television movie, but it’s big, much bigger than the usual entry in this category. The remnants of Thrush have become a nuclear power by stealing a bomb, and they are blackmailing the USA with threats of … Continue reading

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The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, Set 2, Vol. 1 (1973) – reviewed by George

More Victorian mysteries (and some Edwardian mysteries as well) celebrating detectives popularized in the heyday of Mr. Holmes. Judy Geeson as Polly Burton in “The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railway” by Baroness Orczy (1865-1947), Dramatized by Alan Cooke and … Continue reading

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The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes, Set 2, Vol. 2 (1973) – reviewed by George

5. Charles Gray as Valmont in “The Absent Minded Coterie” by Robert Barr (1849-1912), Dramatized by Alexander Baron, and Directed by Peter Duguid. Valmont is knowledgeable and suave, very continental, and never gets very excited except over fine food and … Continue reading

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