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William Powell and Myrna Loy are Nick and Nora Charles in “Another Thin Man” (1939) – reviewed by George

Back in New York.Large suitcases are being taken from a train and loaded into a van labeled HOTEL NORTHAMPTON. One is labeled Nick Charles, One Mrs. Nick Charles, and one Nick Charles Jr. Plus two crates marked Asta, one holding … Continue reading

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William Powell and Myrna Loy are Nick and Nora Charles in “After the Thin Man” and Asta is Asta (1936) – reviewed by George

Gee, what a great start to a comedy-mystery! Nick, Nora, and Asta are on the Sunset Limited from NYC to San Francisco and are only five minutes out. Nick is trying to shave and Nora is trying to pack.Nora: “How … Continue reading

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William Powell and Myrna Loy are Nick and Nora Charles in “The Thin Man” (1934) – reviewed by George

Dorothy Wynant (Maureen O’Sullivan) visits her dad in his lab, with new fiancĂ© in tow, in order to introduce him to her father (Edward Ellis), and invite old Dad to the wedding, and make sure he’ll be there to give … Continue reading

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Martin Short in “Father of the Bride Part 2” (1995) – reviewed by George

You do realize of course that I’m aware that Martin Short is not the top-billed star of some of these movies I’m reviewing with his name in the heading. But Martin Short is the reason I got them all together … Continue reading

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Martin Short in “Father of the Bride” (1991) – reviewed by George

This is a wonderful movie that starts as a big family comedy and grows into a sweet, tender family movie. Steve Martin and Diane Keaton play George and Nina Banks, the parents of Annie (Kimberly Williams) who is on a … Continue reading

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) – reviewed by George

Technicolor and Cinemascope, beautiful exteriors (actually interior sets created by the awesome scenic designers of MGM), beautiful songs, and incredible dances – Jane Powell and Howard Keel are top-billed, but this wonderful film has 14 stars: the 7 brides and … Continue reading

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Give a Girl a Break (1953) – reviewed by George

This is a minor musical (a “B” picture), but it’s still lots of fun. Felix Jordan, the Broadway producer (Larry Keating), is deep into rehearsals with his new show when the female star, Janet Hallson (Donna Martell) walks out. Panic … Continue reading

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