Category Archives: Review

Weekly Mini-Review: Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Story: Upon the death of a wealthy Englishman, his son denies any inheritance to his step mother and his three half-sisters. This forces them to move to the country, where husbands are slimmer pickings. The two older sisters chase men, … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Three Days of the Condor (1975)

Story: When a member of a CIA office for reading and analyzing published material for hidden codes returns from a lunch run to find the whole building has been wiped out by a hit squad, he is forced to go … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Johnny English (2003)

Story: When all the other spies are killed in one swoop, an over-confident, under-competent British spy and his slightly smarter, under-confident sidekick must save England from a madman’s plot to overthrow the kingdom. Review: The protagonist sort of feels like … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini Review: Toy Story 3 (2010)

  Story: When he goes away to college, a boy packs some of his toys in the attic – causing them to think about running away. When they all accidentally end up at a daycare center, they meet yet another … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini Review: The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

Story: A young martial arts movie geek finds that he’s destined to save ancient China as its savior. Basically, The Last Starfighter with Kung Fu. Review: Those who watch this just to see Jackie Chan perform his usual stunning choreography … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini Review: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955-1960)

Story: A TV show about Robin Hood and his men of Sherwood. Review: This is a great show for a number of reasons. Firstly, it has a lot of obscure, yet interesting, historical information in it like archaic laws and … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini Review: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)

Story: Merlin’s apprentices battle for supremacy, until the young and bumbling “chosen one” of the modern age saves the day. . . with science! Review: As much as I dislike Nicholas Cage, this movie was good enough where I could … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: The Uninvited (1944)

Story: A brother and sister buy and old mansion from an old man who wants to keep it away from the girl whose mother died there. But she’s is drawn to the house, and the brother, and the house is … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Avalon High (2010)

I’m going to break with precedent here and forgo the screen grab because the phrase “Da Mouse is litigious” has been ground into my subconscious. Story: A girl with King Arthur scholars for parents finds herself attending a conveniently named … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Death Wish (1974)

Story: After hoodlums attack his wife and daughter, a man goes on a vigilante killing spree to reduce the number of violent criminals on the streets of New York. Review: The first, and possibly the least gratuitously (and graphically) violent, … Continue reading

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