Thursday, February 12, 2009

More Movies

What Every Woman Knows (1934)- ***. A politician in Scotland must choose between fragile Helen Hayes or stunning Madge Evans. Some of the dialogue will make you cringe, but an enjoyable period piece. It's easy to see why Hayes returned to the stage soon after this role.

Slaughter (1972)- **1/2. AIP blaxploitation shoot-em-up with Jim Brown trying to bring some dignity to his role. Slumming Rip Torn & Stella Stevens (nude!) are a welcome presence.

Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973)- **1/2. Jim Brown is back but this time with Ed MacMahon instead of Stella Stevens (talk about a rip off!) Don Stroud is memorably sleazy in this mindless time killer.

Artists & Models (1937) - **1/2. Jack Benny and other radio performers deal with a lame script between specialty acts. Hillbilly Judy Canova, Blackfaced Martha Raye with Louis Armstrong, annoying Ben Blue, with famous cartoonists appearing as themselves: Peter Arno, Russell Patterson, & Rube Goldberg (described as 'the first surrealist') .

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)- **. A very pretty film with very pretty people leads to a pretty boring two hours. Teenage girls might like it.

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