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Splash! **** (1984, Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy) – Classic Movie Review 3145

Director Ron Howard’s 1984 fantasy romantic comedy is a wonderfully engaging hit funny fishy tale in which Tom Hanks made his biggest splash in the movies up to that time as the goofy guy in […]

Dec, 11

National Lampoon’s Vacation **** (1983, Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, Imogene Coca, Eddie Bracken) – Classic Movie Review 2763

Director Harold Ramis’s 1983 comedy stars Chevy Chase as inventor Clark Griswold, who takes a vacation across America from the family home in Chicago to California’s famous ‘Walley World’ theme park, named after Eddie Bracken’s thin m0ustached […]

Aug, 01

JFK **** (1991, Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon, Tommy Lee Jones, Walter Matthau, Kevin Bacon, Donald Sutherland) – Classic Movie Review 2094

Co-writer/co-producer/director Oliver Stone’s stylish 1991 historical legal thriller has got a conspiracy theory or five on its mind. Stone is back mining the Sixties for gold with his version of the story of the events […]

Jan, 21

1941 **** (1979, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Treat Williams) – Classic Movie Review 1941

Director Steven Spielberg’s extraordinary crash-bang-wallop 1979 epic comedy spectacular about a Japanese submarine arriving off Los Angeles, causing panic in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor, was a huge, unexpected flop at the […]

Dec, 10

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


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