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The Real McCoys Reunion (2000)
When TV had values, oh yeah...
This show was made in the 1950s back when tv had values as
one contributor put it. The 1950s were a marvelous time back
when women and minorities knew their places and usually acted
like it. Everything was black and white, just like most of the
television. Now, just in case no one can figure it out, I am being
facetious. I am not saying that the 21st century is any better, but I
am saying that it is no worse.
Regarding what happed to Lydia Reed and Michael Winkelman, I
don't know, but I suspect that they have had all they wanted of
Hollywood a long time ago and want no more of it today - but that
is just a guess.
The Real McCoys were a cut above average. It was mildly diverting
and had good people acting in it...
On another note, I am saddened by the recent passings of Mr.
Martinez and Mr. Crenna...
What Dreams May Come (1998)
interesting idea that is to vague at times...
The main problem I had with this was that I could understand only
about one third of what Sciorra wa saying, that is probably
because, as my wife is fond of pointing out, most of the world is
not as deaf as I am. That said, I suspect what upsets most
religionists who have complained about this movie is the idea that
one has some kind of choice about where one goes in the afterlife,
seemingly. What I find interesting and what I like most about this movie is the
exteriors that were shot in Glacier National Park. I have had the
privilege of seeing the park in person. It may not look like heaven,
but it will do until something more beautiful comes along...
as good as but NOT better than the Scott version
Many say that this is the best of all versions of Dickens' classic. I
like the 1984 version with George C. Scott as Scrooge just as
much, if not more. I agree that Sim's Scrooge is as good as they
get, but Scott just LOOKED mean and miserly. The rest of both
ensembles were about equal, except for the kid who played Tiny
Tim in the Scott version, he was a good as they get.
The Sim version AND the Scott version both deserve a ten in my
The Junction Boys (2002)
Could have been better, but not bad...
My main complaint is the use of made up names, in the manner of North Dallas Forty. I can not imagine the real "Junction Boys" having any trouble with their real names having been used. I also have a minor complaint about the players hugging each other. They did not do that, not in 1954. They just didn't. Otherwise, it is an outstanding diversion. As near as I can tell, not a whole lot of
other liberties have been taken with the truth. It is worth watching...
Better than average, considerably
This is a good one, even if you don't like Hanks or Hannah (I can
not imagine anyone NOT liking drop dead gorgeous Hannah, but
that's another story.).
Like a lot of other "comedies," it has a dark side or two; the
government wanting to treat the mermaid as some sort of zoo
specimen, and other things. Oh, yes, I believe that, should such a
scenario happen, the government would behave similarly.
Some cynics would find Hanks' character's decision at the end
questionable. I don't know.
Anyhow, if you don't like this movie, you probably need an
You Bet Your Life (1950)
One of a kind...
I watched this when I was a teenager in the 50s. I caught a few episodes on cable around ten years ago. It wears well. Groucho was a master at the double entendre. Mae West had nothing on him. One example: there was a married couple who had 19 children. Groucho asked the man why they had so many kids. The man said it was because he liked his wife. Groucho replied, "I like my cigar too, but I take it out once in a while." This was more than 40 years ago, it is still timely. Watch it, if you can. You won't regret it.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
no plot, no sex, no violence, no nothing...
The fact that over 50% of the respondents gave this foul pile of
steaming bovine feces six or higher proves that the drug problem
(in the USA as well as other places) is worse than commonly
The thirteen people on the IMDb staff who gave it an average of 7.2
may need to be randomly tested...
Oh, there is nothing wrong with the movie; the only trouble is, there
is nothing right with it, either. There is NOTHING there. And spare
me the comments about "using your imagination."
This thing is a waste of time and money...
Ally McBeal (1997)
Thank God, it is over...
Thank God this paean to anorexia is over. I understand that the
concept of physical attractiveness is often subjective, but the
McBeal character was/is a walking beanpole. What we had in her
case was an example of an apparent eating disorder - especially
when you consider that the camera ADDS ten pounds.
It seems as if half the nation's females are overweight and far too
many of the others are walking skeletons. Let's see some
balance. Shows like McBeal do nothing to stop the young women
of this country from starving themselves...
Thank God it's done and gone...
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
This one is named right...
If ever a movie was named right, this one is. All cast members pull
their weight. You find yourself believing it could happen - - and
praying it won't.
It is worth the time and money...
this review for men only...
NOTE: if you are of the female gender, the following does not apply
to you. Read at your own risk.
I saw this movie only because "the Sum of All Fears" was virtually
sold out, and I didn't want to go 40 miles back home for nothing on
my Sunday off.
It didn't suck. If your wife/significant other insists on seeing it, go.
Don't kick and scream, just go. It will probably surprise you
The only member of the cast who does yield to the temptation to
overact is Judd, and only slightly.
Yes, it is a chick flick but there are many that are worse...