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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Arthur Wontner as Sherlock Holmes in “The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes” (1935) – reviewed by George

Wontner confirms his worth as Sherlock in this third of four films I was able to obtain, with Ian Fleming as Dr. Watson, Minnie Rayner as Mrs. Hudson, and Charles Mortimer as Inspector Lestrade. On the villainous side Lyn Harding … Continue reading

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Three Wise Women (2010) – reviewed by George

Thought “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” was the only sci-fi Christmas movie? Well, here’s another. In Dublin 1989, Young Ellie (Hana Kelly) is a happy child with nice parents. Arch-angel Green (John Rhys-Davies) is in charge of young Guardian Angels, … Continue reading

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Tower of Terror (1997) – reviewed by George

Eddie Murphy made “The Haunted Mansion” (2003) and Steve Guttenberg made this movie six years before: both films are based on rides at Disneyland, but Murphy’s opened in theaters and Guttenberg’s opened on your TV. And yet this is the … Continue reading

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2012 (2009) – reviewed by George

I think Roland Emerich is a good director and I like him. But watching this movie I got an inkling of why some people don’t. The first half is fantastic – even if you didn’t see it already you remember … Continue reading

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Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage (2008) – reviewed by George

Why not follow a late Halloween review with an early Christmas one? In this movie, based on a book by Kinkade himself, we see how he got to be the “Painter of Light”, in a touching Christmas tale. Tom and … Continue reading

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Timeline (2003) – reviewed by George

Directed by Richard Donner, from a Screenplay by Jeff MaGuire and George Nolfi, and based on the Novel by Michael Crichton, with Caleb Deschanel as Director of Photography, “Timeline” is an exciting and frenetic film. It’s so frenetic that my … Continue reading

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