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 “Shaun of the Dead” (2004)

To complete the trilogy, we end where it all started, Shaun of the Dead. It makes a whole lot more sense to anyone who has ever worked in retail. Plot: Shaun (Simon Pegg) is a twenty-nine-year-old electronics salesman by day. He spends the rest of his time playing video games with his friend, Ed (NickContinue reading “Review of “Shaun of the Dead” (2004)”

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 “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” (2021)

Svengoolie was once again, alas! a rerun, so we borrowed this from the library for our Saturday pizza and bad movie night. Frankly, my expectations were not high (*cough* Ghostbusters II *cough*), but I was pleasantly surprised at the silliness of this kiddie sequel. Plot:The film opens with a shot of some power shooting skywardContinue reading “Review of “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” (2021)”