Category Archives: R

Eddie Cantor in “Roman Scandals” (1933) – reviewed by George

Present Day: A bus is entering West Rome, U.S.A., and every sign, regardless of intent, lists Warren F. Cooper (Willard Robertson) as Mayor or President or something else. Must be a BIG man.Cut to the Grand Opening of the Museum … Continue reading

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Diana Rigg is Mrs. Adela Bradley in “The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries”, Episode 3, The Rising of the Moon (1999) – reviewed by George

In a small British town called Little Fordham, a crowd has gathered outdoors to watch a kind of traveling carnival with various acts. First up is The Great Castries, “The Greatest Knife-thrower in the World”, and he lives up to … Continue reading

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Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd in “Red Noses” (1932) – reviewed by George

The girls are sick in bed sneezing and coughing and using tissues by the pound, when their boss (Wilfred Lucas) calls and wants them at work NOW. An important client is expected in the afternoon and their presence is vital. … Continue reading

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Red Hot Riding Hood (1943) – reviewed by George

This cartoon starts off in the traditional way, with the title card “Red Riding Hood”, but then the Wolf (voice of Frank Graham, some lines voiced by Kent Rogers) and Red (voice of Sara Berner) both revolt. The Wolf says … Continue reading

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Ray (2004) – reviewed by George

Wow, what a movie! And what a subject! Ray Charles led an incredible life, despite early onset (he was seven) blindness (from glaucoma, I suspect from the depiction), and the loss of his younger brother George (Terrone Bell) to drowning, … Continue reading

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Ring of Terror (1962) – reviewed by George

After dark at the office in a cemetery Custodian R.J. Dobson (Joseph Conway) is sitting at his desk philosophizing about death. He stops and rises and wanders about to find Yuma. He searches the building, then moves on to the … Continue reading

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Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) – reviewed by George

The Hudson River tells us we’re in New York, and a policeman (Fred Ward under heavy makeup) having a very late dinner alone in his squad car, opens the action. He sees two guys chasing a smaller man, and as … Continue reading

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) – reviewed by George

France: 1641 James McCullen, called Scottish Pig by his captors, stands accused by the French of selling arms to the enemies of King Louis XIII, while also selling arms to Louis. McCullen’s reply, not exactly a defense, is that Louis … Continue reading

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Rear Window (1998) – reviewed by George

This television remake does not maintain its level of suspense the way the Hitchcock movie does, but it is a worthy successor anyway, with good performances and with new technology. Jason Kemp (Christopher Reeve) is injured when another driver gets … Continue reading

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Rocketman (2019) – reviewed by George

This life story of Elton John, starring Taron Egerton, is remarkable in many ways. A biography which nevertheless has sequences that burst into Hollywood production numbers with a dancing/singing chorus, a picture with memorable lines, “You gotta kill the person … Continue reading

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