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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 […]

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Phantom Planet (1961)

Watching the movie is like watching an undiscovered episode of the original “Star Trek.” We have a rocket being pulled off course by a strange phenomenon; we have special effects of the most functional and basic kind; we have a strange planet populated by earthlike (albeit small) people, whose strengths and weaknesses are allegories of human strengths and weaknesses; we have a series of curvaceous women, a brash young man and an elderly wise leader in the alien society; we have a brawny hero who alternates between fighting, courting and moralizing.

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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.

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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.