Bye Bye Birdie

Bye Bye Birdie, starring Dick van Dyke, Janet Leigh, Ann Margaret, Maureen Stapleton, Paul Lynde
Bye Bye Birdie (1963) starring Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh, Ann-Margret, Maureen Stapleton, Paul Lynde, Bobby Rydell Bye Bye Birdie is a musical, with the songs held together by a fairly funny story — €” actually, two or three stories that are interwoven together. It stars Dick Van...
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Spawn

Spawn DVD cover
Spawn is a superhero movie dark, edgy, etc. that is better known for its special effects than its acting or storytelling — never a good sign.
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, starring Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), starring Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill I’m very conflicted writing this review of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, since I loved it as a child, but I have trouble enjoying it as an adult.  Time began its review saying...
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Thir13en Ghosts

Thirteen Ghosts, starring Tony Shalhoub
Thir13en Ghosts (2001) starring Tony Shalhoub, Shannon Elizabeth, F. Murray Abraham The 2001 film, Thirteen Ghosts, is a remake of the 1960 William Castle film, 13 Ghosts. The two films have the following in common: A penniless family inherits a mansion from a deceased, eccentric relative The mansion...
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She’s Working Her Way Through College

She’s Working Her Way Through College (1952) starring Virginia Mayo, Ronald Reagan
She’s Working Her Way Through College (1952) starring Virginia Mayo, Ronald Reagan She’s Working Her Way Through College is an interesting musical — €” the basic plot has former burlesque dancer Hot-Garters Gertie (Virginia Mayo) having saved up enough money to attend college, so after talking to her...
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Avanti!

Avanti! (1972) starring Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills, directed by Billy Wilder
Avanti! (1972) starring Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills, directed by Billy Wilder In short, Avanti! is Hollywood excusing adultery. Seriously. The synopsis is as follows:
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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, directed by John Huston
John Huston won the Academy Award(R) for writing and directing this powerful saga that pits gold and greed in the wilds of Mexico and stars his father (Walter Huston) and Humphrey Bogart. Year: 1948 Director: John Huston Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt
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