Category Archives: T

The Tale of Despereaux (2008) – reviewed by George

In this animated soon-to-be classic, narrated by Sigourney Weaver, Despereaux (voice of Matthew Broderick) is a smallish mouse with hugely oversized ears who lives as part of a colony of mice in the palace of the King. He firmly believes, … Continue reading

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Three Ages (1923) – reviewed by George

Buster Keaton starred in and directed this picture which features three identical stories, BUT set in three different ages, so the details are clever and original. “Love is the unchanging axis on which the World revolves. There is no better … Continue reading

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Too Many Girls (1940) – reviewed by George

This black and white musical is based on the Rodgers and Hart musical play with book by George Marion Jr. Oddly, the only song I was familiar with was “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was”. The rest of the … Continue reading

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David McCallum in “Three Bites of the Apple” (1966) – reviewed by George

The story of British tour guide Stanley Thrumm (David McCallum), who is working for Chelsea Tours taking a group of tourists from France to Italy, on to Switzerland, and then back to France. Along the way he gets involved with … Continue reading

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Biblical Epics Reviewed by Anita: ****

As Easter passed and big block busters are coming out for the summer I started thinking about one of my favorite genres and that is Biblical films. They have it all. ¬†Sweeping stories that are relatively straight forward. ¬†Great elements … Continue reading

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They All Laughed (1981) – reviewed by George

I really expected to like this movie, and I did, a little, but I was basically disappointed. Too much build-up, too lofty my expectations, I guess. Two beautiful women, Angela and Dolores (Audrey Hepburn and Dorothy Stratten), are suspected by … Continue reading

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Tonight’s the Night (1954) – reviewed by George

“Whimsy” is the operating word for this movie, and good old Irish whimsy at that (pun intended). The film starts with an introduction to General O’Leary (A.E. Matthews), the local squire of Rathbarney, a rural Irish community and the General’s … Continue reading

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A Thousand Clowns (1965) – reviewed by George

This is a comedy about an irresponsible man who doesn’t want to work. His name is Murray Burns (Jason Robards) and he’s beyond bright – he’s intelligent. And also personable, funny, and reasonably good-looking. But his brother Arnie (Martin Balsam, … Continue reading

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That Girl from Paris (1936) – reviewed by George

This is a “cute”movie, in the best possible meaning of that word. I’ve read that with the advent of talkies, opera singers were very popular as stars and costars, and this must have lasted into the 1940s because I’ve reviewed … Continue reading

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The Ants Are Coming! “Phase IV” (1974) and “Them!” (1954) – reviewed by George

This is the order in which TCM showed these films, and so I’m reviewing them in that order. “Phase IV” is kind of experimental, but it just isn’t good. I got tired vary quickly of watching an ant strolling or … Continue reading

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