Laura

Laura (1944) starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price Laura is a different kind of murder mystery; it begins with the title character, Laura Hunt (played by Gene Tierney) having been murdered, and Detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) investigating her death — and life. Her story...
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Walt Disney’s Aladdin

Walt Disney's Aladdin (1992) with the voice talents of Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried
Walt Disney’s Aladdin (1992), starring  Scott Weinger,  Linda Larkin,  Robin Williams,  Jonathan Freeman,  Gilbert Gottfried “A diamond … in the rough.” Walt Disney’s Aladdin can be summarized in that one sentence. It’s the story of a poor young man, Aladdin (Scott Weinger) — a street rat, who knows...
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The Tomb (1986)

The Tomb (1986) starring Michelle Bauer, David O'Hara, Richard Hench
The Tomb (1986) starring  Michelle Bauer,  David O’Hara,  Richard Hench  Some cheesy monster movies are a delight to watch — and others are a delight to make fun of as you watch them.  The Tomb falls firmly into the second category.
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Blacula

Blacula (1972) starring William Marshall, Vonetta McGee
Blacula (1972) starring William Marshall, Vonetta McGee Blacula is a blaxploitation film, that rises above its origin. largely because of the quality of the acting, especially the title character, portrayed by William Marshall. The story begins in 1780, with African Price Manuwalde (William Marshall) seeking the help of...
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The Croods

The Croods DVD cover
Frankly, I found the first hour of The Croods (2013) to be cliched, and formulaic — and it wasn’t until the final third of the movie that I began to enjoy it. But when I got to that point, it was well worth watching.
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A Matter of Life and Death

A Matter of Life and Death, aka. Stairway to Heaven, starring David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesy
A Matter of Life and Death (1946), aka. Stairway to Heaven — starring David Niven, Kim Hunter, Marius Goring, Roger Livesy, Raymond Massey A Matter of Life and Death (1946), aka. Stairway to Heaven – starring David Niven, Kim Hunter – a truly great movie that everyone should...
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The Super Hero Squad Show

The Superhero Squad Show, volume 1
The Super Hero Squad Show, volume 1 I have to admit that The Super Hero Squad Show is a guilty pleasure.   For the kids, it’s a combination of action and comedy.   For us adults, however, it’s much better — €”especially if you grew up on Marvel...
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The Greatest Show on Earth

The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) starring Charlton Heston, Jimmy Stewart, Cornell Wilde, Betty Hutton
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) starring Charlton Heston, Jimmy Stewart, Cornell Wilde, Betty Hutton DVD review of “The Greatest Show on Earth” starring Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, James Stewart.   To ensure a full profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden (Charlton Heston) engages The Great Sebastian (Cornell...
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