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Charlton Heston is Ben-Hur in “Ben-Hur, A Tale of the Christ” (1959) – reviewed by George

This is a “Roadshow” presentation in Technicolor and w-i-d-e screen beginning with a 6 and 1/2 minute “Overture” with orchestral accompaniment and on the screen a closeup of the arms of God and Adam with fingertips touching, from the Michaelangelo … Continue reading

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The Omega Man (1971) – reviewed by George

Alpha to Omega – The Last Man. Only he isn’t – not quite.The film begins with Neville (Charlton Heston) motoring around a big deserted city in a convertible, just enjoying the sun and the breeze. At least it’s good until … Continue reading

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In the Mouth of Madness (1994) – reviewed by George

I was casting about for a horror movie to review and came across this title. Going in I knew nothing about the cast and as for the plot only that it involved a horror writer whose books allegedly drove people … Continue reading

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The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) Reviewed by Anita *****

I love a movie with intermission and this one has it. The Agony and the Ecstasy is a biographical novel made into an epic film written by the American author Irving Stone. The docudrama is the telling of true story … Continue reading

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Michael York as D’Artagnan in “The Four Musketeers” (1974) – reviewed by George

Last week Richard Lester’s Musketeers movie had a perfectly good ending, but here is the second half of the story. D’Artagnan is being inducted into the King’s Musketeers in a ceremony performed in front of King Louis XIII (Jean Pierre … Continue reading

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Michael York as D’Artagnan in “The Three Musketeers” (1973) – reviewed by George

As you would expect from director Richard Lester, while the book is followed, a lot of humor is injected into the proceedings. This is an adventure-comedy version. It starts with a really rough fencing (or dueling) lesson from father to … Continue reading

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Charlton Heston is Sherlock Holmes in “The Crucifer of Blood” (1991) – reviewed by George

Not your usual “Sign of Four”; the story has been reworked rather astoundingly. Mary Morstan is now Irene St. Claire (Susannah Harker), though she and Watson still fall for each other despite the considerable difference in their ages; there is … Continue reading

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Touch of Evil (1958) – reviewed by George

More than a touch, this is a whole lot of evil. The story is basically about police corruption, and one particular corrupt cop, who clings to the “justification” that the people he framed¬†(and the people he is currently framing)¬†were guilty. … Continue reading

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