Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Monolith Monsters (1957)

You know the budget’s low when the monsters are rocks. That’s right….rocks. The special effects are so bad that they’re actually fun to watch. The movie starts with a Paul Frees voiceover warning about meteors. Geologist Ben Gilbert brings back … Continue reading

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The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

Second in the fourteen film series starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. George Zucco makes a great Professor Moriarty. Too bad the movie falls apart in the final third. Moriarty is judged not guilty in his murder trial due to … Continue reading

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Barney Miller (1974-82)

Excellent show with a great cast that takes place in the 12th precinct police station in New York. Hal Linden is Captain Barney Miller, Max Gail is Detective Stan “Wojo” Wojciehowicz, Ron Glass is Detective Ron Harris, Steve Landesberg is … Continue reading

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Body For Sale-Richard Deming (1962)

Deming has done a lot better than this. A man blackmails his way into an executive position and tries for more. Keeping with the times and the paperback originals our hero never met a woman that doesn’t eventually fall all … Continue reading

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The Addams Family (1964-66)

Sitcom based the the Charles Addams New Yorker cartoons. Carolyn Jones is Morticia, John Astin is her husband Gomez, Ken Weatherwax is their son Pugsley and Lisa Loring is daughter Wednesday. Also in the cast: Jackie Coogan as Uncle Fester, … Continue reading

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Pohlstars-Frederick Pohl (Short Stories)

Twelve stories from 1968,71,77,82-85. Favorites: “The High Test” (1983) – Told by a series of letters to his mother. Jim Paul Madigan works on Cassiopeia 43-G as a driving instructor. He has his hands full with a two headed alien … Continue reading

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Sledge Hammer (1986-88)

David Rasche is the not too bright cop Sledge Hammer. He’s obsessed with his gun and frequently talks to it. Like the bumper sticker on his car says, he loves violence.  The show tries way too hard for laughs and … Continue reading

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The Case Of The Nervous Accomplice-Erle Stanley Gardner (1955)

Perry doesn’t handle divorce cases. That’s not what Sybil Harlan wants. She wants Perry to buy stock for her and not let on who it’s for. She says her husband if having too good of a time with a sexy … Continue reading

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The King Murder (1932)

Toss a lot of suspects out there and maybe the viewer will forget how dull all this is. No…the viewer won’t as the search goes on for the killer of a blackmailing gold digger. Elizabeth Barton (Natalie Moorhead) drops by … Continue reading

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The Mummy’s Tomb (1942)

Follow up to 1940’s “The Mummy’s Hand.” This is miles above that one. The comedy has been dropped and even Wallace Ford plays it straight. Lon Chaney, Jr. is the Mummy. The first twelve minutes are Steve Banning (Dick Foran) relating … Continue reading

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