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|50 T8||No Hands on the Clock (1941) - Jun 22, 2017
"When the plot is stuffed Chester Morris & Jean Parker comes to the rescue and looks like a million bucks! They by far exceeded the quality of this material and did a really good job of guiding us through the rough written script. Ended up being a fine B-mystery because of them."
|80 T10||The Lady Eve (1941) - Jun 22, 2017
"Got to love a dame that basically spells it out for his oblivious victim that she's screwing him over! While I'm not totally gaga for Preston Sturges, I am a mug for just about everyone else involved here. Delightful sucker talk, delightful phonies... delightful screwball."
|60 T9||When Ladies Meet (1941) - Jun 22, 2017
"When Ladies Meet (1941) is a remake of When Ladies Meet (1933) without bothering to change much about it. Not even the title. Robert Taylor equals Robert Montgomery. Greer Garson equals Ann Harding. Though I'm not sure is Joan Crawford managed to match Myrna Loy performance in the original, but she's not bad. She is a vixen. However Herbert Marshall was a much more suitable two-timer than Frank Morgan, and perhaps that's why the flow was a little better for this '41 version."
|30 T5||Lightnin' Crandall (1937) - Jun 22, 2017
"Just your average Bob Steele western. A better cast than usual helps, but it's Sam Newfield directing. That means nothing more than shooting the script as quickly as possible and hope they can cut together a coherent movie."
|50 T8||Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941) - Jun 21, 2017
"Instead of just asking for a date handsome gangster Cesar Romero hires himself a cute nanny, except he has no boys and has to hire them too! That, and some mob killing is the center of this com-com'ish gangster flick. Mostly light Hollywood escapism which gives a little smile. Especially when long legged comedian Charlotte Greenwood is around. Other than that, it's difficult to understand that this story was given a Oscar nomination."
|40 T7||The Saint Meets the Tiger (1943) - Jun 21, 2017
"I never really warmed up to these old Saint mysteries, regardless who was in the lead. There was always something a little too casual about it all. And of course never a major priority for RKO, even less so when transferring the production over to UK. Hugh Sinclair might be my least favorite, but he manages to hold this one together alright considering the lack of polish this production had. In the end it becomes a decent mystery without being anything remarkable. Just a very typical B-mystery."
|40 T7||The Saint in Palm Springs (1941) - Jun 21, 2017
"Stamp collecting can even make The Saint a dull boy. Thank God, for pickpockets!"
|40 T7||Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) - Jun 20, 2017
"Visually blue for a story that's blond. Nevertheless, I grew up on the Smurfs, so even if this is a mash of colorful nonsense, like every animation film released nowadays, I had to enjoy it at some level."
|40 T7||Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of 'The Wolf Man' (1999) - Jun 20, 2017|
|40 T7||Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr. (2010) - Jun 20, 2017|