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‘Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die’ (1994): Disappointing reunion film not up to standard

I knew it, I knew it. The minute I start making friends…. Continue reading ‘Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die’ (1994): Disappointing reunion film not up to standard

‘Sudden Fury: A Family Torn Apart’ (1993): Solid performances in true crime dramatization

Mill Creek Entertainment has released a DVD and digital download combo pack of Sudden Fury: A Family Torn Apart, the true-crime made-for-TV movie that originally aired on NBC back in November, 1993. “Dramatized” (uh oh…) from Leslie Walker’s non-fiction book, Sudden Fury, which detailed the 1984 killings of Bob and Kay Swartz by their adopted son, Larry, Sudden Fury: A Family Torn Apart, written by Matthew Bombeck and directed by Craig R. Baxley, stars Neil Patrick Harris, Johnny Galecki, Linda Kelsey, John M. Jackson, Lisa Banes, James Handy, Tim Kelleher, Timothy Bass, Eric Lloyd, and Gregory Harrison. Continue reading ‘Sudden Fury: A Family Torn Apart’ (1993): Solid performances in true crime dramatization

‘The Powers of Matthew Star’: A cute, 80s sci-fi/fantasy diversion

Enjoyably simple and light early 80s fantasy sci-fi fluff. It could have been better, but staggering competition at the other networks spelled low ratings and a mid-season thematic shift likely left casual viewers confused, leading to its first season also being its last. Continue reading ‘The Powers of Matthew Star’: A cute, 80s sci-fi/fantasy diversion