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|50 78%||Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling (2019) - Sep 18, 2019
"I didn't cross paths with the original Rocko series when I was younger, so a lot of the in-jokes in this special was lost on me, but I couldn't help appreciate the comic chaos anyway. "
|40 61%||Ghost Catchers (1944) - Sep 18, 2019
"I kept wanting a zany Ole Olsen & Chic Johnson spoof comedy, so I was confused by the endless song and dance numbers which filled the first half of Ghost Catchers (1944). Once the more haunting comedy got going, the film had already lost it's steam. It was clear Universal went all-in on this production with party-like splendor and a lot of well-known characters, but they overdid things way too fast and the pacing hurt the experience. A perfect example of a over-produced comedy."
|40 61%||Ti gutter og en gjente (1944) - Sep 18, 2019
"According to the VHS box cover this is the first Norwegian children's movie. Ti gutter og en gjente (1944) is certainly a odd one in the Norwegian catalog. In many ways it's an complete amateur production. And that's where the charm comes from. The loose playful approach makes a otherwise clumsy and underdeveloped film at least enjoyable as a unique curio from occupied Norway. Plus you get a view of Oslo in the old days as they do a chase climax through the city, which some may find interesting."
|30 37%||Nyordning på Sjögårda (1944) - Sep 18, 2019
"The style of "folksy" Scandinavian comedy which has not aged well, or maybe wasn't even very funny to begin with. A vanity project for Weyler Hildebrand, who directed, wrote and starred in this farce. The last one he ever did as he'd die soon after it's release. Did have characters which could have made it a good comedy, but the material just wasn't there."
|60 90%||Flickan och djävulen (1944) - Sep 18, 2019
"A dark tale of devils and witches invading the lives of simple Swedish farm folks. Since it already a very sinful story, they include a tiny bit of nudity in a swim scene to push the seductiveness of this hexed blond played by Gunn Wållgrenz, who possess the sex appeal perfect for the role. Not all the characters add as much to this and the script lacks that extra edge to really push the evil of the tale, but it's an interesting one for it's time."
|40 61%||Hans officiella fästmö (1944) - Sep 18, 2019
"Let's start with something Swedish today. Hans officiella fästmö (1944), which translates to His Official Fiancée. Seen this scenario before. A man hires a woman to pretend to be his girl, for whatever reason. And we all know how that'll end in these sweet amusing pieces of fluff literature. Never life-changing, but this one was charming in it's simple ways. Sickan Carlsson does the innocent girl act well and makes it as pleasant as it was."
|40 61%||Broadway Rhythm (1944) - Sep 17, 2019
"Stumbling MGM musical in Technicolor, testing a lot of minor acts to mixed effect. Has its individual scenes which are good, but overall Broadway Rhythm (1944) lacks a 'it' thing. And Ginny Simms simply wasn't 'it'."
|40 61%||Bowery to Broadway (1944) - Sep 17, 2019
"Might be just me, but it feels like these nostalgic musical look-backs at Broadway get more and more hollow as we move away from the original rush of 1930s musicals. Jack Oakie has done countless of these roles with various musical artists, big and small, and this is no different. So much that it feels like everything is on autopilot. This musical could have been so much more. What I take from it, is a great comic bit between Mantan Moreland & Ben Carter, having a wonderful conversation!"
|50 78%||A Night of Adventure (1944) - Sep 17, 2019
"A Night of Adventure (1944) is a remake of Hat, Coat, and Glove (1934), and it's better, simply because Tom Conway is better in the role as the slick lawyer!"
|20 16%||Enemy of Women (1944) - Sep 17, 2019
"The love escapades of Dr. Joseph Goebbels! Done in a nasty manner, of course. Unfortunately dull and unspectacular too. A true low budget war effort."