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|40 60%||The Littlest Diplomat (1937) - Mar 31, 2020|
|60 90%||Valley of the Giants (1938) - Mar 31, 2020
"Lumber action! And in splendid Technicolor! Those northern nature locations were popular in those early color days, and the beautiful view does help make Valley of the Giants (1938) a nice experience. Felt the plot was a little underwritten, but it gave more room for the action to stand-out. And the train action was superb! Really helped make this often slow movie memorable."
|50 78%||The Last Warning (1938) - Mar 31, 2020
"Not to be confused with the excellent silent film Paul Leni made ten years earlier of the same name, this is a Universal "Crime Club" release. The thing those two have in common is a whole lot of confusion leading up to solving the murders. A lot of confusion! Other than that, this is more a old dark house mystery, not a old dark theater mystery which the 1928 film was. Good fun, nonetheless!"
|40 60%||Everybody's Hobby (1939) - Mar 31, 2020
"Minor family diversion that everybody should, or probable shouldn't, have a hobby. Basically Henry O'Neill having a mid-life crisis. Starts as such a easy going film, and then concludes with a gigantic forest fire! Doesn't change that this is just a small filler release, but I guess it was alright for what it was."
|40 60%||River's End (1940) - Mar 31, 2020
"Ray Enright getting to remake an old Michael Curtiz movie from ten years earlier. However, they didn't seem to improve on the rather poor script and its overly simplified conclusion. The double-lead went to Dennis Morgan, which was a mixed bag as well. It's a perfectly fine time-waster, but you can't help but feel it was lacking in every aspect."
|50 78%||She Couldn't Say No (1940) - Mar 31, 2020
"If you gonna make a silly court room comedy, this is one appropriate way to do it. Roger Pryor & Eve Arden battling it out in court defending a alleged proposal among those of senior age. Completely filler material, but realized so well, it more than makes up for the hour spent. I fine one for Clem Bevans and his "Pansy" Vera Lewis."
|20 16%||Fireman Sam: Set for Action! (2018) - Mar 31, 2020
"Lets just say I'm REALLY running out of films for the kids when having to put on a Fireman Sam movie."
|30 37%||Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back - Evolution (2019) - Mar 31, 2020
"Never been a Pokemon fan. The original animation never fascinated me, so I was interested in seeing a refurbished modern rework would be more my thing. Sort of was, but they phoned it in too much with the stiffness of the animation this time around, making it look all kinds of cheap. There are aspects of the animation which are good, so had there been more focus on the artistic nature of the visuals than cutting budget corners, this could have been a real treat. As it stands, not so much."
|20 16%||Arthur and the Haunted Tree House (2017) - Mar 31, 2020
"One I saw with the kids. They didn't seem too interested, but the room was quiet for a short while. I guess everybody is just bored during this isolation period and'll watch anything in hopes of it being entertaining. None of us have any past association with Arthur, and I doubt any of us will have it after this boring filler."
|40 60%||Le nègre du rapide numéro 13 (1923) - Mar 31, 2020
"A pure slapstick comedy based around the railway starring one of the pioneers of movie slapstick, André Deed, aka Cretinetti, Toribio or Foolshead, depending on which part of the world his movies screened. This was rather late in his career, as he'd already been doing screen comedy for over 2 decades by this point. So a true professional at work. However if you've seen a lot of slapstick comedy, very few gags will feel fresh, but the drunken comedy had good vibes."