Category Archives: S

Rita Hayworth in “The Strawberry Blonde” (1941) – reviewed by George

Behind the opening credits there’s a lush and rousing arrangement of “And the Band Played On” which fades into a calm and sweet version of “Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home” as the action starts, clueing us in that … Continue reading

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Johnny Depp is the voice of “Sherlock Gnomes” (2018) – reviewed by George

This marvelous CGI animated feature stars Gnomeo and Juliet (James McAvoy and Emily Blunt) and Sherlock Gnomes and Watson (Johnny Depp and Chiwetel Ejiofor), and makes some interesting comparisons between the two couples. There’s also Moriarty, a devilish cherub voiced … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock”, Season 4, Episode 1: The Six Thatchers (2017) – reviewed by George

The last time we saw Sherlock he was being flown into permanent exile, but….he received a weird reprieve. Now in a meeting where Mycroft (Mark Gatiss) struggles to maintain calm and order, Sherlock has been joined by Lady Smallwood (Lindsay … Continue reading

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Samson (2018) – reviewed by George

This recent version of Hebrew history from the Bible is very good and very entertaining. It also is closer to the Bible than some other versions. The cast is exemplary and the story-telling is respectful and dramatic. The Hebrews have … Continue reading

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The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh (1964) – reviewed by George

I bought this BlueRay thinking it was a movie, but it proved to be three episodes of Disney’s “The Wonderful World of Color” with Walt himself as host. The story revolves around a clergyman, Dr. Christopher Syn (Patrick McGoohan) who … Continue reading

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She Wouldn’t Say Yes (1945) – reviewed by George

This is supposed to be a screwball comedy. Well, at least it’s screwy. Two people are boarding a train out of New York. One is a psychiatrist returning to her home and office in Chicago after working with veterans: Dr. … Continue reading

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Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) – reviewed by George

Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) are in Ixtenco, Mexico looking at the ruined village and Maria says, “There’s nothing we can do here. We don’t fight the weather.” And Nick reminds her, “The locals say … Continue reading

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Staging Christmas (2019) – reviewed by George

Lori Townsend (Soleil Moon Frye) is a home stager for Denver’s Lexington Staging Company – decorating homes for sale to make them as enticing as possible. And she really loves staging homes in December for Christmas nostalgia (which usually means … Continue reading

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Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen (2019) – reviewed by George

This is a Hallmark Christmas love story involving two people with responsible jobs and different attitudes toward them. Ella (Erin Krakow) is co-owner with her sister Marianne (Kimberley Sustad) of Dashworks Event Productions, and she is devoted to her sister, … Continue reading

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Soylent Green (1973) Reviewed by Anita ****

It’s that time of year again. Kitchens are alive with goodies, pies, turkey with all the trimmings just waiting for us to dive in. All across America women, men and children are getting on their holiday best. Even the dogs … Continue reading

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