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Movie Review: Road to Zanzibar

RoadToZanzibarThumbby Brad Nelson   12/3/13
The follow up to The Cat and the Canary, on my Bob Hope retrospective, was Road to Zanzibar, the second of the seven “Road” movies.
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Movie Review: The Cat and the Canary (1939)

CatAndCanaryThumbby Brad Nelson   12/1/13
What do you get if you combine an Agatha Christie mystery with Scooby-Doo? (They would have gotten away with it if weren’t for that meddling Bob Hope.) More » • (3045 views)

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Movie Review: Me and You and Everyone We Know

MeYouThumbby Brad Nelson
This is a movie that is not quite as good as the dozen or so scenes in it that show an originality of thought I haven’t seen in a while. This movie is, I think, about making connections. And although this need is so great that it may drive us to do some kooky and even perverse things, the human-to-human connection remains ultimately good and wholesome. More » • (846 views)

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Movie Review: Hot Fuzz

HotFuzzThumbby Brad Nelson
There’s no way to describe “Hot Fuzz.” It’s beyond my powers. And neither can I really recommend it. And I say that because it’s bound to be too quirky for most people’s tastes. But all the same, I think you’d be disappointed if you didn’t see it. More » • (944 views)

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Movie Review: The Mouse That Roared

MouseRoaredThumbby Timothy Lane
I’ve never seen this in a movie theater, so I can’t be sure if I’ve actually seen the complete movie. It’s based on a novel by Leonard Wibberley, the first in a series of 5 about the independent duchy of Grand Fenwick More » • (863 views)

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TV Review: Yes Minister

YesMinisterThumbby Brad Nelson
I’ve seen behind the scenes in government from time to time. Anyone who thinks that government “cares” for you and is looking out for your best interests ought to watch one of the best “reality” shows ever. More » • (1029 views)

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Movie Review: The Princess Bride

PrincessBridgeThumbby Brad Nelson
I once said that this was one of the top 500 movies of all time. Rather than this being a slight, remember that tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of movies have been made since the invention of motion pictures. More » • (1740 views)

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Movie Review: Death Race Las Vegas

VivaLasVegasThumbby Brad Nelson
Thang you very mush. Actually, the movie in question is Viva Las Vegas, but that’s not how the film ends. More about that grafted-on David Carradine/Sylvester Stallone ending later. More » • (1499 views)

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Movie Review: Waydowntown

WaydowntownThumbby Brad Nelson
Finally, a movie about hopelessness and despair that is a pleasure to watch. It had been a dry spell for a while there. Many recent gloom movies I had rented promised a good dose of witty and entertaining malaise but were far too pointless to be pointless. More » • (657 views)

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Movie Review: Teen Beach Movie

TeenBeachMovieThumbby Geoph2
With the long holiday weekend approaching, it was obvious more than a fair amount of television would be viewed at our house. So I began to search the satellite guide for movies we could watch that would save me the embarrassment of trying to play the “X-Station” games with my boys. More » • (1005 views)

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Movie Review: Burn After Reading

BradPittThumbby Brad Nelson
What is a dark comedy? Well, it’s the opposite of the movies that stir the so-called nobler emotions. Dark comedies are about laughing when somebody proverbially slips on a banana peel. That’s the opposite of the warm-fuzzy emotions stirred by Bambi, Tinkerbell, and Avatar. More » • (734 views)

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Movie Review: The Dish

The Dish Thumbby Brad Nelson
Do you remember that episode of Seinfeld where George Constanza is trying for the trifecta? He’s trying to combine sex, food, and TV, his three favorite things. That’s what this movie is for me. It combines three of my favorite things: movies, the Apollo program, and  quirky rural foreign-set movies. More » • (745 views)

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