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|40 61%||West Point Widow (1941) - Feb 12, 2019
"While based on a poorly constructed 'single mom' story and a lackluster leading man in Richard Carlson, West Point Widow (1941) does have Anne Shirley, and this time that was enough to make the movie enjoyable regardless of it's many faults, including making the leading lady herself a hopeless heel near the end there. You just got to go with it for this one."
|30 37%||The Last Airbender (2010) - Feb 12, 2019
"This felt like going all adventurous without finding the magic for it."
|60 90%||Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) - Feb 12, 2019
"Just think you're Red Skelton and have Gene Kelly as support. Something is a little bit wrong with that. At least Kelly got to be the real hero in the courtship of Lucille Ball. A fun musical, though lacking the a little in the highlight department. This was still early in Kelly's career so this was more a showcase for Skelton's style of comedy, which was giggly enough. Especially when playing goofy to Lucy's elegance."
|30 37%||Robin Hood (2018) - Feb 11, 2019
"I wonder how many shades of grey "Will" had time to teach Robin Hood's gal before he returned. Actually that angle would have been more interesting than the shit they served us. What the hell were they doing with this?! Certainly that proposed sequel will never be made after this lovely(?) disaster?"
|50 78%||Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost (2019) - Feb 11, 2019
"Scooby-Doo is always a guilty pleasure, but this one felt more fleshed out than most of these Scooby-Doo features. Adding the character based on Vincent Price helped matters. Good time!"
|50 78%||Margin for Error (1943) - Feb 07, 2019
"Corny Nazi mockery as Otto Preminger ends up directing his own killing. Got the most obvious Nazi jokes, but Milton Berle's delivery make sure they work anyhow. The film does what it's supposed to do and that's entertaining enough for me."
|40 61%||Public Deb No. 1 (1940) - Feb 07, 2019
"So bizarre watching Public Deb No. 1 (1940) right after seeing the pro-Soviet movie Mission to Moscow (1943). Only a few years separates them, but the Soviet attitudes are completely opposite. What Moscow white-washes, Public Deb No. 1 bashes! Anyway, I wasn't loving the comedy apart from a few fun violent moments. The highlight was easily Franklin Pangborn as the best Bill Cosby in town (aka the Mickie Finn master)!"
|30 37%||Mission to Moscow (1943) - Feb 07, 2019
"So weird seeing such a pro-Soviet movie come out of Hollywood and star director Michael Curtiz. They probable got the best possible actor for the job. Huston had previously flirted with fascism in America in the infamous Gabriel Over the White House without damaging his career, would probable come out of this with his dignity intact too, regardless of how laughable the white-washing here was. This was mostly a headache, but might be classified as essential war viewing for it's curio value."
|60 90%||Madame Curie (1943) - Feb 07, 2019
"Classic Oscar bait! A very sophisticated biopic of a important historical figure which lacks that extra spark. Certainly respectable film. Focuses mainly on the relationship with her husband and fellow lab rat, for you can't have a Hollywood movie without the romance. What works for the film is the natural chemistry Greer Garson & Walter Pidgeon had together. There is nothing super dramatic about this picture, but the stiff sweetness those two had with each other made for a fine story."
|50 78%||Nasreddin v Bukhare (1943) - Feb 07, 2019
"Soviet movie taking place in Uzbekistan, meaning it's a great leap from the heavy Communism you get from Soviet films from mainland Russia. Here a more playful tale with questionable characters. Can't say I was 100% connected with the mind games here, but there was enough fun to make me appreciate it."