Linda McDonnell

Helpful votes received on reviews: 65% (49 of 75)
Location: Brooklyn, U.S.A
In My Own Words:
As a young child, I misspent my youth watching 'Million Dollar Movie', 'Blockbuster Movie', 'Movie in the Morning', 'The 4:30 Movie' short, every kind of old movie venue there was available on TV. Now, I share with you all my hard-won knowledge of old classics, clinkers, and warhorses. This is my gift to humanity.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 449,565 - Total Helpful Votes: 49 of 75
Whale Rider (Special Edition)
5.0 out of 5 stars Whale of a Tale, Oct. 31 2003
We are told at the outset of the story that a young girl's ancestors came to her land on the back of a whale, and that all the chiefs of her people are therefore descendants of that first early whale rider. Problem is, though, that the chief has to be a male, and this young lady is not, much to the grave disappointment of her paternal grandfather. Over time, the older man learns to love his granddaughter, but her femalehood is a bitter reminder of the endangered nature of their clan. He refuses to consider the girl as a possible chief in her own right, and begins to train all the boys nearby in the old traditions and rituals, looking for the next chief and protector of the the people. The… Read more
Sunset Boulevard (Bilingual) <b>DVD</b> ~ William Holden
Sunset Boulevard (Bilingual) DVD ~ William Holden
Screenwriter Bill Holden is trying to lose the repo men on his tail when he coasts up a little used driveway on Sunset Boulevard. The inhabitants angrily yell at him to come into the house, which he does, only to find that they've mistaken him for an undertaker for the funeral of a dead monkey. Times like this, you should know to back out and get going, but he decides to hang around as an "advisor" to monkey mourner Gloria Swanson, a faded silent movie star who has spent years penning her comeback movie script. Doesn't take long for him to move up (or is it down?) to being her gigolo, and be filled with self-loathing in the process.
I greatly enjoyed seeing "Sunset… Read more
Working Girl (Widescreen) <b>DVD</b> ~ Melanie Griffith
Working Girl (Widescreen) DVD ~ Melanie Griffith
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, to be 30 again!, June 9 2003
When I first saw this movie, I was about 25 years old, and when I heard that the two women characters were both 30, I thought to myself, "How old!" Ahem. Now being a few years past 30 myself, I'm thinking, "wow, Sigourney Weaver had gotten so far so young!" Shows you what 15 years'll do for ya.
Just saw it for only the second time the other night at the New-York Historical Society, tie in to their "Women in Business" exhibit with a gaggle of girlfriends. I was a little antsy, because I was afraid maybe it wasn't going to be as good as I recalled. But thanks be, it was! And the girlfriends all loved it, too, except that Lorraine wondered why it was her coworker's favorite movie. I… Read more