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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
Lily Tomlin and John Travolta had film chemistry., 29 April 2009
9/10

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

It has been years since I have seen this film and thanks to IMDb.com and Hulu I have seen Moment By Moment (1978) again. It is currently not available on VHS nor DVD.

I like the film because of the good performance of Lily Tomlin and John Travolta. They had good film chemistry together. Okay, before you bite my head off, let me explain. We know a little bit of Lily Tomlin's personal life and we know about John Travolta and some people might be judgmental about this film, but look at it this way, Lily Tomlin played her character believable and John Travolta's character was that of an insecure, sensitive young man who was down and out and needed someone to give him a lifeline. John Travolta played his role believable as well. Despite the bad dialogue that was written in this film, the two professional actors held the film together. If you watch closely, Travolta was being very respectful to Tomlin during the love scenes.

I do like this film and I would buy it on DVD if it ever became available.

Spoiler: I wish the film would have made an additional ending of the two back at the beach house together instead of how it did end.

As many acting projects as these two big stars have done over the years and are still actively acting, I'm surprised John Travolta and Lily Tomlin haven't appeared in a film together again.

D.O.A. (1950)
3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
One of the most watched film noirs about one man's plight., 27 January 2004

One of the most seen and talked about film noirs and people are still seeing it today. Alpha Video offers you a very fine print here. Edmond O'Brien (The Killers [1946]) plays a man who needs to get away from his job for a couple of weeks, so he goes to San Francisco. While at a jive joint, his drink was switched by a mysterious man. The next morning he feels ill so he goes to the doctor. He is told very seriously he has a luminous toxic matter inside of him and there is no cure for it. He has only days left to live. He's in a race against time to find out who poisoned him. As of this writing, of the cast that is still alive, the lovely Beverly Garland (My Three Sons tv series), who played "Miss Foster" and Henry Hart who played "Stanley".

3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
Daisy becomes a star model and Dagwood, a bathing suit model., 19 December 2003
9/10

Daisy gets away from the dog catcher again, now safe in the Bumstead house. A new neighbor, Tommy Cooper (Bobby Larson) comes by to meet the Bumsteads, including Blondie (Penny Singleton), Alexander (Larry Simms), Cookie (Marjorie Kent) and Dagwood (Arthur Lake). While Daisy gets in some trouble again by chasing a cat up a tree, someone gets an idea to make Daisy a pin-up/covergirl. She ends up on the cover of a magazine. Then she gets a deal for Daisy soap. Now that Daisy is a model, they make Dagwood a model for a bathing suit company. Guess who knocks down the postman this time? It's not Dagwood! Ernest Truex plays "Theodore Glassby". Danny Mummert was not in this one because he was committed to another film. Marjorie Ann Mutchie, "Cookie", is now credited as Marjorie Kent. The next film in the series is BLONDIE'S LUCKY DAY.

3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
Dagwood gets to be boss., 19 December 2003
7/10

The alarm clock didn't work so the Bumsteads household is behind schedule this morning. Mr. Dithers (Jonathan Hale) drops by to let Dagwood (Arthur Lake) take over as boss at the office for three weeks. Dagwood must do a favor for the Mayor (Charles Arnt) and hire SGT. McDermott for Mr. Dithers. The only problem is, McDermott is a woman, Betty Jane McDermott (Angelyn Orr). Dagwood out of courtesy must invite her to dinner. As Dagwood already knows, Blondie (Penny Singleton) would be jealous. Yet another new postman (Frank Jenks). This one just out of the Army. He feels he can dodge Dagwood too. Of course he can't. When Dithers comes back, Blondie gets an idea for Dagwood to be boss of his own construction company with Betty Jane's help. This was Jonathan Hale's last time playing Mr. Dithers. Danny Mummert was not in this one. Bob Haymes plays "Johnny Butler". For fun, can you spot the Wonder Bread? The next film in the series is BLONDIE KNOWS BEST.

0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
Dagwood gets to be boss., 19 December 2003
7/10

The alarm clock didn't work so the Bumsteads household is behind schedule this morning. Mr. Dithers (Jonathan Hale) drops by to let Dagwood (Arthur Lake) take over as boss at the office for three weeks. Dagwood must do a favor for the Mayor (Charles Arnt) and hire SGT. McDermott for Mr. Dithers. The only problem is, McDermott is a woman, Betty Jane McDermott (Angelyn Orr). Dagwood out of courtesy must invite her to dinner. As Dagwood already knows, Blondie (Penny Singleton) would be jealous. Yet another new postman (Frank Jenks). This one just out of the Army. He feels he can dodge Dagwood too. Of course he can't. When Dithers comes back, Blondie gets an idea for Dagwood to be boss of his own construction company with Betty Jane's help. This was Jonathan Hale's last time playing Mr. Dithers. Danny Mummert was not in this one. Bob Haymes plays "Johnny Butler". For fun, can you spot the Wonder Bread? The next film in the series is BLONDIE KNOWS BEST.

3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
The Bumsteads do a stage play for the USO., 18 December 2003
4/10

This is the 14th film in the "Blondie" film series. Alvin (Danny Mummert) comes over to the Bumstead home to ask Dagwood (Arthur Lake) a favor for his mother. His mother wants Dagwood to take the clock in to be repaired. But when Dagwood mistakes the clock for a can of peaches, he destroys the clock with the can opener. Now he owes Alvin five dollars or a new clock. Alexander (Larry Simms) says they were eating applesauce for breakfast. Blondie (Penny Singleton) is trying to find a way to get more ration books. Cookie (Marjorie Ann Mutchie) now answers the phone politely. Ann savage (Detour [1945]) plays "Vicki Wheeler" who gets the Bumsteads and even the postman involved in a stage play for the USO (United Service Organizations). The next film in the series is LEAVE IT TO BLONDIE.

2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
Dagwood might win in a song writing contest, thanks to Alvin., 18 December 2003
10/10

This is the 15th "Blondie" film in the series of 28. It has been two years since a new "Blondie" film was released. Larry Simms and Danny Mummert are now 10 years of age. Alexander (Larry Simms) can now wear long pants and Dagwood (Arthur Lake) is now wearing a long tie instead of bow-ties. The newspaper delivery person is a girl which startles Daisy. Alvin (Danny Mummert) comes in singing in fine tune. Just when Blondie (Penny Singleton) thought the budget was fine, she gives Emily $100 for Children's Camp. Alvin's father, Mr. Fuddle (Arthur Space) gets $100 from Dagwood for the Children's Camp. When Blondie and Dagwood both realize the mistake they made together, what will they do now?. A new postman (Eddie Acuff) is determined that Dagwood won't run him down, so he places a bet with Mr. Fuddle. Guess who wins? Dagwood might win a song writing contest thanks to Dagwood's uncle and Alvin. The next film in the series is LIFE WITH BLONDIE.

Night Tide (1961)
6 out of 7 people found the following review useful:
Dennis Hopper, a sailor, goes to Santa Monica Pier and meets an unusual woman., 10 December 2003
9/10

This film is one of those little known films that I saw late-night on television in the 1980's and I never forgot it. Now I finally own the DVD copy for myself. This isn't your normal beach movie and it's in black & white (most good films are). This film is interesting to watch and really has that weird 1960's feel to it. Set during the month of August, Dennis Hopper plays a sailor, John, on shore leave. He roams around Santa Monica pier and Venice and comes across the Blue Grotto, a nice jazz place. There he meets a woman with long black hair. She must leave quickly. But John is drawn to her so he follows her. She lives in an apartment above the Merry-Go-Round. Her name is "Mora" (Linda Lawson). He asks her to see her again tomorrow for breakfast. A friendship begins. Mora's job is a pier attraction. She is the mermaid. But there is another side of Mora so mysterious that Johnny doesn't know.This film offers the most relaxed performance I've ever seen Dennis Hopper play in any film and he was the age of 24 at the time. Memorable scenes of Hopper following the mysterious old women and who can forget Marjorie Eaton as the lady who reads tea leaves. Cast also includes Luana Anders, Tom Dillon and Gavin Muir. DVD includes a bonus: the original theatrical trailer.

5 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
Daisy has puppies and Blondie has a baby..., 6 September 2003
10/10

Baby Dumpling (Larry Simms) decides it's time to be called by his real name "Alexander". Daisy has just had her babies er ah puppies that is. When Dagwood (Arthur Lake) runs home he thought it was Blondie (Penny Singleton). Blondie's time is about to occur as well. Alexander and Alvin (Danny Mummert) are doing the housework. Later at the hospital Dagwood explains to Alexander why Blondie must be in the hospital and the truth about that stork business. Alvin sets Dagwood straight almost telling too much. Well, Alvin and Dagwood both told the truth. Right? (Very good and tender father and son scene) At just the right time, Blondie has the baby and it's a...you'll have to watch the film to find out. This is one of the finest Blondie movies ever made in the series. It is okay for children to watch. Parents should watch this delightful film with the kids. Mary Wickes plays the broadway-bound maid. The next film in the series is BLONDIE FOR VICTORY.

3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
Blondie & Dagwood decide to go to college., 30 August 2003
6/10

This is the 10th film (of 28) in the Blondie film series. The Bumsteads go to the football game. But Baby Dumpling (Larry Simms) is a bit disappointed. The seats are right in the center of the goal posts and he can't see a thing. But Baby does manage to catch the special football. Dagwood (Arthur Lake) decides he wants to go to college for the first time. Later, Blondie (Penny Singleton) wants Dagwood to stop dreaming and not be late for work this morning. Blondie decides to have a talk with Mr. Dithers. Dithers thinks it's a great idea for Dagwood to go to college to get it out of his system. He thinks Blondie should go too. But Blondie has another idea. She's going to have another baby. Dagwood doesn't know yet. Lloyd Bridges plays a college student. Sid Melton plays "Mouse". Notice the scene when Dagwood tells Mrs. Dill that he dreamed he was a baby, and then he yawns. Notice Larry Simms laughing abit at Arthur. The next film in the series is BLONDIE'S BLESSED EVENT.


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