Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)

Rated NR This film is a charming, thoughtless, and an entertaining romantic comedy. It’s based on the play The Sleeping Prince by Terence Rattigan. Marilyn Monroe played her usual self as a flighty blonde and Laurence Olivier depiction of the Regent … Continue reading

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The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Rated NR This was an outstanding film based on the life of Lou Gehrig. Gary Cooper portrays the Iron Horse to perfection. The love of Lou and his wife, Eleanor was incredible but maybe a little too sugar-coated. This film goes beyond being … Continue reading

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A Walk In My Shoes (2010)

Rated NR This film was wonderfully done. It was a beautiful put together. It’s a story about what it could be like to be in another’s shoes. It had a bit of fantasy in there but the fantasy fits. It is a family film with … Continue reading

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Finding John Christmas (2003)

Rated PG When I started watching this film, I thought, here we go again another sappy christmas film but as the film went on I was pulled in. Valerie Bertinelli was amazing. I, especially was crying with her speech at the end of the … Continue reading

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The Far Country (1955)

Rated NR The Far Country is another great western starring James Stewart. The writing was excellent in keeping Stewart as an anti-hero for as long as possible. As much as the film was excellent, I kept wondering who Stewart was going … Continue reading

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The Way We Were (1973)

Rated PG What a wonderful love story–not. This film is very shaky with  missing gaps in the plot making it very hard to follow. Barbra Streisand overshadows the film making it hard to understand the subplots, e.g. the love between … Continue reading

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The Replacements (2000)

Rated PG-13 I don’t think this film knew what audience they were trying to attract. It’s a story about down and out football players redeeming themselves. Add in some slapstick comedy and a foreseen script. What do you have–I don’t know.  … Continue reading

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The Naked Spur (1953)

Rated NR This is a Western. It has a hero, who is trying to get his life back after the Civil War. An outlaw who is running from the law (of course). A woman torn between the two. It has gun … Continue reading

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Robin Hood (2010)

Rated PG-13 When you watch a movie you want a story told to you and hopefully it is a good story. Robin Hood as a story is a good story but this film is not a good story. It lacks … Continue reading

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John Lasseter

 A Bug’s Life (1998) Rated G On behalf of “oppressed bugs everywhere,” an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper. Little does Flik … Continue reading

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