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The Love Bug
The Love Bug (1969)
11 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

With great stunts, a perfect cast and fabulous location and arial photography in the High Sierras, The Love Bug is one of the best post Mary Poppins Family films the Disney studio ever put out. It's central character is Herbie, a volkswagen beetle with special powers that gives back confidence to a luckless race car driver named Jim Douglas played by Disney regular Dean Jones.. Michelle Lee ok as Jim's love interest, but two Disney veterans David Tomlinson and Joe Flynn really shine as the villainous Peter Thorndike and his right hand man Havershaw.
The real show stealer here though is Buddy Hackett as mechanic Tenessee Steinmetz, who gives a hilarious monologue about how he got to where he is in the film.
Disney spared no expense on this film..the special effects are quite good for 1968 and the process shots don't look cheap. There are a few studio shots posing as the outdoors, but there is more than enough location footage to make up for that. The only quibble I have with the production is that there is a stock sound effect of race cars that is looped over and over again on the soundtrack and that becomes tedious.
Veteran announcers Chick Hearn and Gary Owens appear as TV reporters covering the final race,which adds to the credibility and fun. There are a few sections that some may find offensive in these PC times, but they are few and lighthearted.
I would Highly recommend this film,especially after a hard day.

Young Frankenstein
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A great paean to James Whale's 1931 film directed by Mel Brooks from a Gene Wilder script.The casting production design and acting are perfect.

Frozen (2013)
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Standard Disney fare..targeted at the tween demographic The animation is good,the songs not so least none of the characters had flatulence this time out..

North by Northwest
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Quite possibly the most entertaining picture ever made, thanks to a fruitful collaboration between Hitchcock and Screenwriter Ernest Lehman. Cary Grant is perfectly cast as Roger Thornhill, a cocky, suave advertising exec mistaken for a government agent. Lehman's script is so full of plot twists and clever dialogue that the film doesn't seem long at Two hours and sixteen minutes. For years after the film was completed cast members would run into each other and recall how everything seemed to work when making the film. A must see for filmmakers and Imperative for aspiring screen writers.

Undertaking Betty
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Quirky and thoroughly delightful..A tale of lost love found again. Originally set in America, the writer changed the setting to Wales,which results in some beautiful locations. Brenda Blethyn and Alfred Molina are just low key enough to be believable.
Walken as Frank is his usual over the top self and the rest of the cast is quite good as well. Many of the film's funniest moments happen in the background during exchanges of dialogue and have little or anything to do with the plot.
The movie moves along quite nicely and has both a hilarious and charming climax.