Category Archives: V

Jane Doe: Vanishing Act (2005) – reviewed by George

I was unaware of the Jane Doe series of movies on Hallmark Mysteries and Movies, but saw a marathon announced and set up Number One to be recorded. I planned to just sit and watch the others, but forgot all … Continue reading

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Viceroy’s House (2017) – reviewed by George

“History is written by the victors.” Delhi, India, 1947. After three centuries in India, the British have announced that they will be leaving. A new Viceroy has been appointed to transfer Imperial Power. The reason for the transfer? Perhaps Britain … Continue reading

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View from the Top (2003) – reviewed by George

The story of Donna Jensen starts in Silver Springs, Nevada. Her mother, an ex-showgirl, wears a very skimpy showgirl outfit to Donna’s sixth birthday party, and her father stops by for the beer. The desert wind blows out the candles, … Continue reading

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The Visit (2015) – reviewed by George

This M. Night Shyamalan film is horror suspense, but also has some humor and some unveiled family dynamics. Loretta (Kathryn Hahn), mom of two, wants to go with her newish boyfriend Miguel (Jorge Cordova) on a cruise, so suggests to … Continue reading

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A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride (2008) – reviewed by George

This is a good movie, BUT Christmas figures very little in the characters’ changes, so it could be called, “A Very Independent Daughter of the Bride” for July 4th, or “Scary”, “Thankful”, or even “Heart-y” for Valentine’s. What it really … Continue reading

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Viva Las Vegas (1963) – reviewed by George

Lucky Jackson (Elvis Presley) has left Los Angeles for Las Vegas in order to win enough money to buy a new motor for his racing car, which he plans to enter in the first Las Vegas Grand Prix. He wins … Continue reading

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Vice Versa (1988) – reviewed by George

This is a really good father-and-son movie with lots of laughs, a few touching moments, and two wonderful performances by Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage as the father and son, Marshall and Charlie. In Tibet  two young men steal a … Continue reading

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G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom (2004) – reviewed by George

This CGI animated feature is pretty good, but I had to see about half of it to begin appreciating it. I guess that’s because the intended audience is adolescents. Basically the G.I. Joes make up an organization of men and … Continue reading

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Victor Victoria on Broadway (Taped in 1995, Copyright in 2000) – reviewed by George

This was shot for television during a performance, complete with audience reaction, though for camera angles some of it looks shot with no audience. Julie Andrews makes a lovely speech about returning to Broadway after a number of years,  the … Continue reading

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Viktor und Viktoria (1933) – reviewed by George

This is the original on which the British (Jessie Matthews) and American (Julie Andrews) versions were based. And also an Argentinian version and a French version. The problem here is that while I thought I was getting a print with … Continue reading

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