Category Archives: Comedy

Reel Infatuation with De Niro and Grodin in ‘Midnight Run’

Not long ago, someone asked me to recommend a good comedy. This movie was one that came right to mind. When I told this person that Robert De Niro was hilarious in it, the response was one of complete disbelief. … Continue reading

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Part One of ‘Santa Claus Conquers the Martians’

And now in the spirit of the holidays, it seems inevitable appropriate that we should show you this holiday gem! 🙂 So, no matter what holiday you celebrate during this incredibly festive season, here’s a film you won’t be able … Continue reading

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Holiday Movie Suggestions (Part Three)

Continuing in the spirit of the season with more movies related (sometimes ever so loosely) to the holidays! Here are two more suggestions! The Thin Man (1934) Ah, The Thin Man! Nothing like a little crime and mystery for Christmas … Continue reading

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Holiday Movie Suggestions (Part Two)

Let’s continue this cavalcade of holiday movie suggestions with two more great flicks for Turkey Day! 🙂 Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) While not (strictly speaking) a holiday movie, this comedy-drama begins and ends with a Thanksgiving dinner. So … … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Attack the Block’ (2011)

I’m not a big horror fan, but there are notable exceptions. And this film is much more than a gory blood-fest with monsters lurking in the shadows. It is, in fact, the most astounding piece of sci-fi/horror/action-adventure/comedy I’ve ever seen. … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Help!’ (1965)

In lieu of the Saturday Matinee, this review is being submitted as part of the “Movie Scientist Blogathon: The Good, the Mad, the Lonely”, hosted by Christina Wehner and Ruth of Silver Screenings. In the case of this film, it would … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle’ (2003)

While my original intent was to blog about Charlie’s Angels—full stop, I had the chance to see this sequel recently. And while you’d never mistake this movie for a Merchant & Ivory production (or even a Farrelly Brothers film), it’s … Continue reading

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Part Seven of ‘Charade’

Happy Saturday! 🙂 When we last left off in Charade, Audrey Hepburn was snogging all over Cary Grant, like gravy on rice! Anyway (crutch word! 🙂 ), we’re now up to Part Seven, which ends on yet another cliffhanger …! … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Big Lebowski’ (1998)

“Now this here story I’m about to unfold took place back in the early ’90s – just about the time of our conflict with Sad’m and the I-raqis. I only mention it because sometimes there’s a man… I won’t say … Continue reading

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‘Charade’ – Part Six

Well, as you may know if you’ve been watching this space, I have an on-going movie serial in the works here. This time around, I’m featuring one of my favorite Audrey Hepburn-Cary Grant pairings. But I hope to get back … Continue reading

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