Reviews

Gus (1976)

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While many American football fans were watching Super Bowl LV on February 7, 2021, some people, including myself, were watching the 1976 Disney film, Gus instead (although my watching it that weekend was purely coincidental). After all, it does center around American football…basically. How good is this Vincent McEveety-directed film? Read on to find out!

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The Bears and I (1974)

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What do you get when you get Vincent McEveety’s brother to direct a film, Joss Whedon’s grandfather to write a film, and John Wayne’s son to star in a film? You get The Bears and I. Directed by Bernard McEveety, written by John Whedon, and starring Patrick Wayne, The Bears and I is one of those Disney films of the 1970s that isn’t a household name. Should it be though? Read on to find out!

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Amy (1981)

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Vincent McEveety isn’t an unfamiliar name when it comes to live-action Disney films. He’s directed about a dozen or so of them, some enjoyable and some not so great. Today, we take a look at the last theatrical live-action Disney film he directed, Amy. Apparently, this film was originally intended to be released as a TV film, but Disney decided to release it theatrically. Was it just that good? Keep on reading to find out!

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Treasure of Matecumbe (1976)

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Probably the Disney film with the most unique or “exotic”-sounding title, Treasure of Matecumbe is one of those more forgotten Disney films. And as been common with recent films I’ve reviewed here, it’s directed by Vincent McEveety. It should be known that the film is on Disney+, but with the disclaimer, “This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions.”.

So, is this a treasure worth unearthing or better left buried? Read on to find out!

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The Castaway Cowboy (1974)

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James Garner said about this film that “the best thing in it is the Hawaiian scenery”. Do I agree with that statement or is there something even better in this film than the scenery? Let’s find out together as I review The Castaway Cowboy.

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The Million Dollar Duck (1971)

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Today’s film is a somewhat infamous one. It has notoriously received negative reviews and was was one of only three films that the renowned film critic, Gene Siskel, walked out of in his professional career!

So naturally I had to check this film out! And after getting a request to do so from a reader, Jon H, I felt the time was right! Do I agree with Gene Siskel on this film? Or do I find this to be an underrated comedy? Read on to find out!

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Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)

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You know what comes to my mind when I think of Herbie, the Love Bug? Racing? What rubbish! I, of course, think of annoying kids, cruise ships, bullfights, and Incan treasure thieves!

Or am I?

Directed by the late Vincent McEveety, Herbie Goes Bananas is not only the fourth entry in the franchise, but also the worst one, by far! Read my review to see what I mean!

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Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)

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This review of the third entry in the Herbie series is due to the request of an animation and film friend of mine, Mike Kobela. Without further ado, here’s my review of the 1977 sequel, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo!

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