The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Classic Movie Review 143

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

  Today’s movie is The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). Directed by Robert Wise, this is one of the best and most well-known sci-fi movies in the benevolent alien’s group. Many people quote from this movie, not really knowing the origins. This film is rated 7.8 on iMDB.com[1] and…

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Red Dawn (1984) Classic Movie Review 142

Red Dawn (1984)

  Today’s movie is Red Dawn (1984). This movie is a brat pack version of an at the time conceivable event, the invasion of the USA by the USSR. It is also a wonderful David and Goliath tale as average American high schoolers bring the best the Soviets and Cuban…

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The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936) Classic Movie Review 141

The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)

  Today’s movie is The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936). This movie was directed by the great director John Ford. It is beautifully filmed in black and white and the story is exciting and well-paced. However, they told a version of US History has been taught in school and in…

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Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) Classic Movie Review 140

Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)

  Today’s movie is Cast a Giant Shadow (1966). I literally love this movie because it has the two things I want from all of the movies I watch: 1) The characters face overwhelming odds and 2) they don’t sit around crying and go to work. This is a super…

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WarGames (1983) Classic Movie Review 139

WarGames (1983)

    Today’s movie is WarGames (1983). I wanted to get to this movie early on in 2018, because it figures prominently in “Ready Player One” 2011 and the movie Ready Player One (2018) is coming out shortly. When I first saw WarGames, I was still in the Army. I…

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James Cagney – Tough Guy, Dancer

One, Two, Three (1961) - James Cagney

The word great is thrown around a lot, but with this guy, it’s true. James Cagney was a real tough guy and a song and dance man as well. James Cagney, of course, was born in New York City in 1899. After high school, he attended Columbia University but left…

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Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Classic Movie Review 138

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

    Today’s movie is Miracle on 34th Street (1947). This movie is for true believers and if you are a true believer, it will be hard to throw too much snark at this one. But, I will endeavor to preserve. iMDB.com rates this movie 7.9[1]. I thought it would…

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) Classic Movie Review 137

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

;nbsp; Today’s movie is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989). This movie is so funny and accurate I almost can’t stand it. This movie was written by John Hughes but he turned the directing over Jeremiah S. Chechik. We only have a couple of show veterans and a lot of new…

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) Classic Movie Review 136

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

  Today’s movie is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964). This movie is a beloved holiday classic that has been shown every year since it was released. I ain’t good at math but that like 54 years. There is some really interesting trivia associated with this movie. Robert L. May created…

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