Category Archives: R

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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Rawhead Rex (1986) – reviewed by George

This color horror movie was shot entirely in County Wicklow, Ireland. It features pre-Christian themes and characters, and is really scary. It takes place in an idyllic Irish village of good, honest people, though the Verger, Declan O’Brien (Ronan Wilmot) … Continue reading

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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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