Big Wednesday (1978) Classic Movie Review 153

Big Wednesday (1978)

      Today’s movie is Big Wednesday (1978). This is another on my list of favorite movies. It is a great buddy story with a lot of surfing action. I have to say that they did a great job cutting the stunt surfers in and making it look like…

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There was a Demon that Lived in the Air – The Right Stuff (1983)

The Right Stuff Sounds

“There was a demon that lived in the air. They said whoever challenged him would die. Their controls would freeze up, their planes would buffet wildly, and they would disintegrate. The demon lived at Mach 1 on the meter, 750 miles an hour, where the air could no longer move…

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The Verdict (1946) Classic Movie Review 152

The Verdict (1946)

    Today’s movie is The Verdict (1946). I really don’t watch too many English films unless they star Robert Donat. Having received all of my formal education in the third world country of Mississippi, I have a major problem with non-pigeon English. Anyway, I was poking around somewhere and…

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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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