Monthly Archives: February 2014

Conan – TBS at 11/10C, M-Th – Reviewed by George

Gee, this is a funny show! Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter are relaxed, quick, and very smart, and this makes for great ad-libbed ripostes. And Conan constantly riffs as he does the scripted stuff. Last night’s show was a good … Continue reading

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New TV Comedies: About a Boy, Growing up Fisher – reviewed by George

For my Fall Review I said only two of the comedies I had seen made me laugh out loud: Sean Saves the World and Mom. Now Sean has been cancelled, but Mom is still on, and I’m still laughing out … Continue reading

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Dumb Caption # 5 – And the Oscar Goes to… (2014)

Robert Osbourne about the first Oscars: ….they announced the winners in advance, so they went to the banquet knowing who’d won. Caption: …..so they went to the bank knowing who’d won.

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Steamboy (2005) – reviewed by George

As far as Special Features go (not very far) I long ago learned to skip “Deleted Scenes” since all you know afterward is why these drops of dung were deleted. “Making of..” featurettes are different. So often I’m not thrilled … Continue reading

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TV Quote # 2 – Men at Work (TBS 2-12-14)

Ed Asner as Bob, the new intern (answering phone in deep voice): Big Steamer magazine. Adam Busch as Neal: That’s not what it’s called. Bob: No? Neal: No. Bob: Oh, the asshole hung up. Oop, no, he didn’t. Oop, now … Continue reading

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Yellow Submarine (1968) – reviewed by George

As soon as this movie started I knew that this was what I was expecting when I got Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band a few days ago (see review immediately below). Animation! And the Beatles dressed as Sgt. Pepper’s … Continue reading

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Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) – reviewed by George

This is a real pot dream of a movie. A plot so thin you can’t find it and when you do, you can’t remember it. Something about stolen instruments belonging to the original Sgt. Pepper’s Band that must be recovered … Continue reading

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The Croods (2013) – reviewed by George

This is one strange film! It starts out doing grade-school humor – I didn’t laugh until about 40 or 45 minutes in, when Grug, the Neanderthal father, tells his son Thunk, whose furs are on fire, “Try hiding from it … Continue reading

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TV Comment – by George

My newspaper today ran an Associated Press story by Lynn Elber, headlined A Tearful Leno steps down as host of ‘Tonight’. Elber writes, “Leno’s first departure came in 2009, when he was briefly replaced by Conan O’Brien but reclaimed the … Continue reading

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TV on DVD – French and Saunders at the Movies

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders starred in the British comedy show French and Sunders for several series (in America: seasons) from 1987 through 1999. After that they did specials and had one more series of 6 shows in 2004, the … Continue reading

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