Category Archives: R

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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Rio Bravo (1959) – reviewed by George

There are six stars billed above the title in this Western: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, and Ward Bond. And there are six supporting players billed below the title: John Russell, Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Estelita Rodriguez, … Continue reading

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Rasputin and the Empress (1932) – reviewed by George

I’ve always been fascinated by billing. For this film the billing seems to be based on the number of letters in the actors’ first names. The poster for the film looks like this:   John BARRYMORE Ethel  BARRYMORE Lionel BARRYMORE … Continue reading

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The Round-Up (1920) – reviewed by George

Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle is the star of this film, his first for Jesse Lasky. He plays “Slim” Hoover, the sheriff of a small Arizona town, who cannot get a break with the ladies. He has several bits that remain funny … Continue reading

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The Road to Hong Kong (1962) – reviewed by George

The last couple of movies I’ve reviewed haven’t made me happy, so I thought I would tackle a comedy. I once said I would never watch this particular movie, because the production team (the same old crew) had decided to replace … Continue reading

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The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming (1966) – reviewed by George

A political satire in the form of a farce, this is truly a classic movie. As a farce it is not as funny as flat-out comedy would be, but there are noble intentions on view here, and the classic critical line … Continue reading

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