Category Archives: S

William Powell and Myrna Loy are Nick and Nora Charles in “Song of the Thin Man” (1947) – reviewed by George

A healthy number of laughs and a murder that really needs Nick and Nora to solve it mark the last Thin Man movie. But don’t fret. Next week we’ll look at a couple of documentaries about our happily married detectives.The … Continue reading

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The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) – reviewed by George

Regular readers know I really like horror films. But every once in a while a movie crosses my TV screen that I have high hopes for, and then find that in my not-so-very-humble opinion it misses the boat.This color film … Continue reading

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Eddie Cantor in “Show Business” (1944) – reviewed by George

“In the colorful era of belles, bloomers, and beer in buckets, trouped ambitious groups of lovable hams known as Show Folks, all dreaming of the Big Time. One theater of that time was Miner’s Bowery.”In the first number at Miner’s … Continue reading

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William Powell and Myrna Loy are Nick and Nora Charles in “Shadow of the Thin Man” – (1941) – reviewed by George

Begins with Nick with a leash walking through the park, the leash attached to Asta, right? Wrong! The leash is attached to Nick Jr. (Dickie Hall), who holds the leash that’s attached to Asta. Cute beginning, and the rest of … Continue reading

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Eddie Cantor as Eddie Pink in “Strike Me Pink” (1936) – reviewed by George

At Millwood University a bully picks on a little guy, but Butch Carson (Gordon Jones) happens by and socks the bully in the jaw. Cut to a campus store, Super Service, Eddie Pink, Prop. It’s quite a place, with machines … Continue reading

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Shark Swarm (2008) – reviewed by George

When I saw that this movie was 2:39 I thought no way starting at 8 p.m. So I waited until yesterday at 6 p.m. And all the time I was thinking what could make a basic horror movie (usually an … Continue reading

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Sea Beast (2008) – reviewed by George

Wow! A unique and exciting new monster! It’s ugly with a mouth full of sharp pointed teeth, it can breathe under water or on land, it walks on four legs and climbs like a monkey, it lays babies like a … Continue reading

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Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd in “Sneak Easily” (1932) – reviewed by George

A call goes out on the police radio sending a patrol car to the home of Professor Austen (Robert Burns). There was a huge explosion and Mrs. Austen may have been murdered. Cut to the Professor’s trial for murder.The Professor … Continue reading

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Diana Rigg in Mrs. Bradley Mysteries, Episode 1, “Speedy Death” (1998) – reviewed by George

Mrs. Adela Bradley, divorced and now widowed, (the Devine Diana) is being driven to a funeral by her chauffeur George Moody (Neil Dudgeon). They are already late and now are stuck behind a hay wagon. The dead man being eulogized … Continue reading

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Sand Serpents (2009) – reviewed by George

This horror movie is an interesting mix of “And Then There None” and “Tremors”, with giant serpent-like creatures that are huge and have huge mouths lined with teeth just inside the “lips”. They move smoothly under the ground (how?) and … Continue reading

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