Category Archives: W

What About Bob? (1991) – reviewed by George

In this comedy a talented but somewhat insecure psychiatrist, Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss), has written a new book “Baby Steps” describing a new approach that puts more responsibility on the patient and lets progress be slow, with no demands … Continue reading

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The Wind Rises (2013) – reviewed by George

This Studio Ghibli film is an adult animated entertainment. It even tells a true story – the life of Jiro Horikoshi (voice of Joseph Gordon Levitt), Japan’s foremost airplane designer, who made it possible for Japan to have an air … Continue reading

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Willard (1971) – reviewed by George

Willard Stiles (Bruce Davison) is kind of a hopeless case. Literally everybody browbeats this guy, and he doesn’t do anything to defend himself. His tormenters include his mother Henrietta (Elsa Lanchester), his boss Mr. Martin (Ernest Borgnine), and even the … Continue reading

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The Waters of Mars (2009) – reviewed by George

This Dr. Who adventure is not part of the regular seasons on DVD, but is available separately in a set called “The Dr. Who Specials” starring David Tennant in five separate tales. This tale has a kind of primal fear … Continue reading

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Red Skelton in “Whistling in Brooklyn” (1943) – reviewed by George

In his final Wally Benton/The Fox movie Red is fighting a serial killer, Constant Reader, who kills indiscriminately and taunts the police. The film begins with four grim-looking men in overcoats rowing out to a lighthouse, climbing a flight of … Continue reading

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Red Skelton in “Whistling in Dixie” (1942) – reviewed by George

The second Wally Benton film has Wally and Carol (Ann Rutherford) postponing their marriage in order to fly to Georgia and help out one of Carol’s sorority sisters, Ellamae Downs (Diana Lewis), who begs Carol for help with a murder … Continue reading

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Red Skelton in “Whistling in the Dark” (1941) – reviewed by George

This is the first of a trio of movies MGM gave to Red in the early ’40s. He plays Wally Benton, a big radio star, who not only plays a detective known as The Fox, but also writes all the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Marwen (2018) – reviewed by George

I have to say this movie didn’t have a lot of weight for me until in the end credits I learned it’s a true story. I was getting a little tired of watching G.I. Joes and Barbies carry the picture, … Continue reading

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Winchester (2018) – reviewed by George

This is a seriously spooky movie. In 1906 in San Jose, California, Marion Marriott (Sarah Snook) is awakened by her bedside candle going out, and as she opens her eyes the bell in the garden starts ringing. She relights the … Continue reading

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Wine Country (2019) Reviewed by Anita **

Netflix is streaming Wine Country, Amy Poehler’s directorial debut, an American comedy set in the beautiful wine country of Napa Valley, California. Loaded with tons of comedic talent, sadly Wine Country is not so funny. Six close middle-age gal pals … Continue reading

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