Three classic movie duds

If you follow along with my classic movie reviews, you may think I have only good things to say about them. Truth is, I don't usually choose to write up movies I don't like. But I've recently seen three classic movies that were so bad I needed to point them out. I'll look at each [...]

John Loves Mary (1949)

"John Loves Mary" is a movie made in 1949, starring Ronald Reagan, Jack Carson and the husky-voiced Patricia Neal. The script was adapted from a Broadway play by the same name, originally written by Norman Krasna. I found the story charming, and wondered why I liked it so much, till I discovered that Norman Krasna [...]

Re-makes aren't as good as the originals

Just finished watching "My Favorite Wife" (1940), and found it so much better than its remake, "Move Over, Darling" (1963). The thing is, I watched the 1963 version first, so I wasn't prejudiced against it by the original. Yet after watching the original tonight, there is no doubt that I prefer it. Ligia and I [...]

Gotta see Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Just stumbled onto the site for this upcoming movie, in theaters on November 10th, and I'm looking forward to it. The screenplay was written by Zach Helm and it was directed by Marc Forster. The really interesting thing about it is the screenplay, and kudos go out to Zach for a wonderfully quirky and original [...]