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Posts Tagged "Christmas-time"

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The Preacher’s Wife ** (1996, Whitney Houston, Denzel Washington, Courtney B Vance, Gregory Hines) – Classic Movie Review 1953

The 1947 Cary Grant film The Bishop’s Wife is rehashed as a too-cosy and schmaltzy acting-and-gospel-singing vehicle for Whitney Houston in director Penny Marshall’s 1996 heart-warmer. Her co-star Denzel Washington is appealing and charming as […]

Dec, 13

Home Alone **** (1990, Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O’Hara, John Heard, John Candy) – Classic Movie Review 554

The 10-year-old Macaulay Culkin turns on the ingratiating charm as Kevin McCallister, a cute but cheeky, rowdy and rumbustious eight-year-old, in writer-producer John Hughes’s 1990 mega-moneymaker. It has a simple but very effective, crowd-pleasing idea at […]

Dec, 20

Reindeer Games [Deception] *** (2000, Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron ) – Classic Movie Review 547

A well-cast Ben Affleck pleases as an ex-con car thief who impersonates his murdered cellmate (James Frain) to meet the man’s jail penfriend (Charlize Theron), who’s waiting at the prison gates. Affleck is then drawn […]

Dec, 19


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