Review of “What’s So Bad About Feeling Good?” (1968

For our Saturday pizza and bad movie, we chose one the dearly beloved recalled seeing in part some years ago. It wasn’t all that good, but it was lighthearted. Plot: A Greek ship remains in quarantine in New York harbor because most of the crew is sick. You wouldn’t know it by looking at them.Continue reading “Review of “What’s So Bad About Feeling Good?” (1968″

Review of “Arsenic and Old Lace” (1944)

It’s Halloween, 1941, in New York. Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant), a drama critic and author of such books as Marriage, a Fraud and a Failure, waits in a long line with the girl literally next door, Elaine Harper (Pricilla Lane). A sign above them reads “marriage licenses.” A couple of gentlemen of the fourth estateContinue reading “Review of “Arsenic and Old Lace” (1944)”

Review of “World’s End” (2013)

This is the last of the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy movies, directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg. The first two are the zombie movie Shaun of the Dead (2004) and the parody cop buddy movie Hot Fuzz (2007). Not much is said about ice cream in this one, but aContinue reading “Review of “World’s End” (2013)”

Review of “Hot Fuzz” (2007)

We chose something from this century for our Saturday night pizza and bad movie. We do that once in a while, especially when Svengoolie is a rerun. This particular masterpiece is a sendup of cop buddy movies with a British flare. If you’re watching from this side of the pond, I recommend subtitles. Plot:Nicholas AngelContinue reading “Review of “Hot Fuzz” (2007)”

Review of “History of the World: Part 1” (1981)

This is our Saturday pizza and bad movie offering, one we’d both seen before but not for many years. We’d tried a new wine, something called a Malbec. To my (*cough*) discriminating palate, it tasted a lot like a cab and was quite yummy. Plot: This Mel Brooks farce is told in five historical vignettesContinue reading “Review of “History of the World: Part 1” (1981)”

Review of “The Invisible Woman” (1940)

The movie for this week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie night was extremely silly. The pizza was yummy. Plot: Wealthy playboy Richard Russell (John Howard) is bothered by little—until his lawyer tells him he is broke. He regretfully has to turn down a request for $3000 from an eccentric scientist friend, Professor Gibbs (John Barrymore)Continue reading “Review of “The Invisible Woman” (1940)”

Review of “The Smiling Ghost” (1941)

Another Saturday and another bad/fun movie. Image from IMDB Plot: Down on his luck and pinned inside his office by process servers, engineer Lucky Downing (Wayne Morris) places an ad in the paper that he’s willing to go anywhere and do anything legal. Most important to one reader, it notes he’s unmarried. Grandma Bentley (HelenContinue reading “Review of “The Smiling Ghost” (1941)”