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Miles to Go...

Miles to Go... (1986)

Over the past few months I have found myself somehow having watched a fair few movies which deal with life's illnesses from Parkinson's disease to cancer and whilst they often have similarities they also tend to bring something unique to the picture. I expec...

Still Crazy Like a Fox

Still Crazy Like a Fox (1987)

I put "Crazy Like a Fox" in the same group that I put "Murder She Write", old TV shows which give me a blast of childhood nostalgia when ever I catch them on TV. And that is what I hoped for when I stumbled across "Still Crazy Like a Fox" the TV Movie which ...

Of Pure Blood

Of Pure Blood (1986)

To call "Of Pure Blood" a movie which deals with the "Third Reich" as well as a "Fourth Reich" nice may sound wrong but that is what it is because it is cleverly put together. It has this slow series of reveals all of which have a knock on effect and trigger...

Plenty

Plenty (1985)

"Plenty" is about this, no it is about that, no you are both wrong it is about this. That was the conversation I over heard between a group of movie friends discussing the 1985 movie "Plenty" starring Meryl Streep. Now at that point I had never watched this ...

Act of Vengeance

Act of Vengeance (1986)

If you weren't aware "Act of Vengeance" is based on real people and a true story but it is important that you know this. I say that because that plot and the fact "Act of Vengeance" stars Charles Bronson can lead you to expect certain things, you might expec...

The Assisi Underground

The Assisi Underground (1985)

As I understand there are in fact two versions of "The Assisi Underground" an extended version which runs to over 3 hours and one which comes in at under 2 hours which is the version I watched. In truth I am kind of grateful that it was the shorter version w...

Clockwise

Clockwise (1986)

To say "Clockwise" has been my nemesis would be too strong of a phrase but unlike some British comedies which I once struggled with but grew to like "Clockwise" has never done it for me. And I can put that down to John Cleese as whilst I enjoy Cleese in smal...

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Pot o' Gold (1941)

Pot o' Gold (1941)

Jimmy (James Stewart - Shenandoah) loves his music but with his music shop struggling to pay the bills his Uncle, Charles 'C.J.' Haskell (Charles Winninger), offers him a job working for him at his health food factory. But on his way to join his Uncle's business he meets the musical McCorkle family and in particular Molly McCorkle (Paulette Goddard) who he hits it off with. But the McCorkle's don't get on with Jimmy's Uncle as he dislikes music Jimmy finds himself caught in the middle as he trie...


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