The Razor’s Edge (1946) Classic Movie Review 151

The Razor's Edge (1946)

      Today’s movie is The Razor’s Edge (1946). It is a great movie and is based on a novel by English writer W. Somerset Maugham. iMDB.com rates this movie as 7.5[1] while on Rottentomatoes.com it is at 83 percent on the Tomatometer[2]. Some critics thought that Tyrone Power…

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The Petrified Forest (1936) Classic Movie Review 150

The Petrified Forest (1936)

      Today’s movie is The Petrified Forest (1936), and it’s a strange one. It is often listed as a Film Noir, but it seems more like a mental break-down set in the midst of a murder spree. It is widely considered to be a precursor to Film Noir…

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Dark Waters (1944) Classic Movie Review 149

Dark Waters (1944)

     Today’s movie is Dark Waters (1944). This movie is hailed as a Gothic Film Noir and I just had to see it. Dark Waters (1944) was directed by André De Toth.  This film is rated 6.5 on iMDB.com[1] and with no Tomatometer percentage this movie is only…

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Men in War (1957) Classic Movie Review 148

Men in War (1957)

Today’s movie is Men in War (1957). I watched this movie on a whim because of the title and found out it is excellent. It is one for the Mantheon with macho men playing macho roles. It is not your usual war flick as one of the leading characters only…

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Marooned (1969) Classic Movie Review 147

Marooned (1969)

  Today’s movie is Marooned (1969). This movie is a space disaster film that was made near the peak of the US space program. It was also made at a time we were mired in Vietnam and engaged in the Cold War with the Soviet Union. This movie foreshadowed a…

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A Man Called Horse (1970) Classic Movie Review 146

A Man Called Horse (1970)

    Today’s movie is A Man Called Horse (1970). I thought this was a basketball movie. This movie is one of the earlier attempts to portray Native Americans as more than one-dimensional characters that shoot at cowboys from behind rocks. I put it in the same class as Little…

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Failure Is Not an Option by Gene Kranz – Book Review

Failure Is Not an Option

Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond – Book Review I ordered Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond by Gene Kranz from Audible because I am a big fan of the space program and grew-up during the…

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Capricorn One (1977) Classic Movie Review 145

Capricorn One (1977)

  Some people believe the moon landings were faked. Those people are known as idiots. Today’s movie is Capricorn One (1977). This is a fantastic conspiracy theory movie about an aborted flight to Mars and the coverup. This movie fits in well with the general mistrust of the government following…

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The Time Machine (1960) Classic Movie Review 144

The Time Machine (1960)

    Today’s movie is The Time Machine (1960). This is a great science fiction movie and it is certainly one of the best time-traveling movies ever made. The movie is rated 7.6 on iMDB.com[1] and 77% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes[2]. This film won an Oscar for Best…

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