Tag Archives: Sigourney Weaver

The Tale of Despereaux (2008) – reviewed by George

In this animated soon-to-be classic, narrated by Sigourney Weaver, Despereaux (voice of Matthew Broderick) is a smallish mouse with hugely oversized ears who lives as part of a colony of mice in the palace of the King. He firmly believes, … Continue reading

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A Monster Calls (2016) – reviewed by George

The story of Conor, a youth, no longer a boy and not yet a man, whose father has remarried and moved all the way from Britain to Los Angeles, whose mother has a serious illness and spends more time in … Continue reading

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Ghostbusters (2016) – reviewed by George

This is funny stuff: a gender-switch take on the original – right down to casting Chris Hemsworth as the receptionist, the role played first by Annie Potts. ¬†Four talented and very funny women, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and … Continue reading

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Paul (2011) – reviewed by George

Edgar Wright is missing – the script is by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and the director was Greg Mottola. It was filmed in the US with an American supporting cast, and is the tale of an alien, Paul, about … Continue reading

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Galaxy Quest (1999) – reviewed by George

Wow! What a great, fun movie! Galaxy Quest was a TV sci-fi show years ago that a large contingent of fans loved truly and deeply. So truly and deeply that the cast is still staying employed by doing annual appearances … Continue reading

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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) – reviewed by George

Directed by Ridley Scott (and dedicated to Ridley’s brother Tony), and written by Adam Cooper & Bill Collage and Jeffery Caine and Steven Zaillian, with score by Alberto Iglesias, the film begins with words: “1300 BCE. For 400 years the … Continue reading

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Working Girl (1988) – reviewed by George

If you believe in Equal Pay for Equal Work, in a chance based on ability rather than background, in that commercial for the online college where the woman sings “A degree is a degree, You’re gonna want someone like me, … Continue reading

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Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) – reviewed by George

The first film opens at the NYC Public Library where a librarian (played by Alice Drummond) goes downstairs into the stacks. As she walks down an aisle of shelved books the books behind her begin to float across the aisle … Continue reading

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