Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (2005) – reviewed by George

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is a 10-minute animated film from Scholastic that tells the story of Philipe Petit, the French wire-walker and street entertainer who walked a high wire strung between the two towers of the World … Continue reading

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Wild Tales (2014) – reviewed by George

From Argentina, Wild Tales chronicles six separate stories, all dealing with anger, its release, and the aftereffects. The first story, before the credits even roll, literally blew me away: simply, two passengers on an airplane discover they have an acquaintance in … Continue reading

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Happy Go Lovely (1951) – reviewed by George

This musical, set at the Edinborough Festival, revolves around a talented, ambitious chorus girl who won’t take any guff from her director/producer, and a LOT of mistaken identity – first a chauffeur and a millionaire, and then the millionaire and … Continue reading

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The Fall TV Season, 2015 – reviewed by George

Well, we certainly have had an interesting new season, and there are still more new and returning shows to come. I’ve already reviewed Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris and Limitless, and they continue to please and entertain me. Taking … Continue reading

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Film Grammar # 10 – Atlantis Found, The History Channel

Narrator: “Using the echo-sounding data, the team have been able to create a hugely detailed 3D map.” No, the word “team” is singular. Like “group”, or “club”, or “collection”, or “cult”. So the script he was reading should have read, … Continue reading

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The Round-Up (1920) – reviewed by George

Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle is the star of this film, his first for Jesse Lasky. He plays “Slim” Hoover, the sheriff of a small Arizona town, who cannot get a break with the ladies. He has several bits that remain funny … Continue reading

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Misery Loves Comedy (2015) – reviewed by George

This documentary, directed by Kevin Pollak, consists of interviews with 56 stand-up comedians, comic actors, comedy directors, and comedy writers, all trying to answer the question: does comedy (especially stand-up) come out of angst and depression and misery. The consensus … Continue reading

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Dumb Captions # 30 – Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris – Season 1, Episode 5, “Jack Black”

I realize how hard it is to type captions for a live show, especially one with a lot of ad libs,  so I’m willing to excuse this: a crack was made about lustful stares and the caption read “lustful stairs”. … Continue reading

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The Road to Hong Kong (1962) – reviewed by George

The last couple of movies I’ve reviewed haven’t made me happy, so I thought I would tackle a comedy. I once said I would never watch this particular movie, because the production team (the same old crew) had decided to replace … Continue reading

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Foxcatcher (2014) – reviewed by George

Bennett Miller has directed a movie so austere it could legitimately be called dreary. It is all gray skies and washed-out vistas. Even autumn foliage looks grayish. Based on a true story, it shows the tale of John E. du … Continue reading

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