Category Archives: Crime

Dead Men Tell (1941)

Charlie Chan is engaged by an heir to solve a mystery on a boat. Mrs. Nodbury seeks a pirate treasure on Cocos Island, and the ship she uses is an old sailing ship used in the recent past as a museum of pirate lore by one of her relatives. For safety, she has split her […]

Charlie Chan and the Black Camel (1931)

Movie star Shelah Fayne is making a picture on location in Honolulu, Hawaii. She summons mystic adviser Tarneverro from Hollywood to help her decide whether to marry wealthy Alan Jaynes, a man she has only known for a week. Her friend Julie O’Neil worries, however, that the famous psychic has too much influence over her. Meanwhile, Julie has fallen in love herself with local publicity director Jimmy Bradshaw.

Scorpion (2014) *

You’d think the US bombing Syria and Iraq was the worst thing that’s happened this month, but this show is worse. This new CBS show left me wanting to hit myself repeatedly in the head with a ball peen hammer. It’s as exciting as watching people peer into their iPhone. If you don’t feel like hitting yourself in the head with a ball peen hammer, then you could watch the Scorpion pilot, but I would suggest you do neither. Remember, I warned you.

Blacklist, The (2014) *

The Blacklist is pretty violent and not for kids, but I’ve become a fan. James Spader as Raymond “Red” Reddington, a ruthless villian or hero, it’s hard to tell which it is on this show from NBC which premiered for a second season last Sunday. The premise for the show is that Raymond “Red” Reddington, […]