Category Archives: V

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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Robert Vaughn in “The Venetian Affair” (1966) – reviewed by George

A man is sitting at a table in a deserted square in Venice, his only company a few pigeons. A younger man wearing eyeglasses arrives and joins him. The elder says, “Alcott?”, and the younger replies,. “Shall we go, Mr. … Continue reading

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Venom (2018) – reviewed by George

This comic book-based movie is outstanding. The Life Foundation, run by Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed), has sent a ship into space and is expecting its return, but it goes out of control and crashes in Malaysia.  The Foundation recovers it … Continue reading

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Peter O’Toole is the voice of Sherlock Holmes in “Valley of Fear” (1984) – reviewed by George

Once again the balance of sound elements is bad, but here it is the worst of this short series of four cartoons. The music actually came within a hair of drowning out the dialogue completely on several occasions. Holmes receives … Continue reading

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The Veil (1958) Reviewed by Anita ***

The Veil is an American TV series I accidentally ran across on Amazon Prime.  Produced by Hal Roach Studios, this Twilight Zone styled TV series never made it to TV.  The show was based on real life supernatural events, and it … Continue reading

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