Saturday, December 26, 2009

 

Greenfingers

IMDb (2000) A suggestion from Sue. Streamed it from Netflix. Incredibly schmaltzy. Predictable. Contrived. Some naughty bits and language. Good performances. Funny. You could tell they were messing with your brain, but you didn't care. Good for a restful evening.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

 

Jane in the Desert

IMDb (1984) A very curious and enjoyable little "movie" made, I believe, from a BBC TV series. It seems to be the episodes of the second series of the TV show pasted together. It is a clever combination of live action and animation. The story takes place during the war and involves mission to Egypt to bring back a scientist with a secret formula. Needless to say, spies and enemy agents make the task difficult. Jane was a character from a 30s comic strip that was a big hit during the war. She had trouble keeping her clothes on and was quite popular with the troops. More information can be found here and at the Wikipedia here.

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