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Harve Presnell had a great voice and fine presence on stage and screen. He also appeared in several of my favorite musicals.
Dom had many, many great comic roles. I favor examples from Blazing Saddles for anyone who had a role in it. Even though his part was small, he did his usual great job.
A year ago … [i]t may have been too early for many people. Now, things have “progressed” further….
I have enjoyed many of Paul Newman’s movies, from early on in The Helen Morgan Story and later Hud, through Hombre, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Sometimes a Great Notion. I haven’t seen many of his more recent films. If I had to pick a favorite, one does stand above the others for […]
People in America who oppose big government may often feel as though they might want to “get out.” However, where can one go? Not Australia.
I searched for this film on the web a few years ago, along with a few other shorts that I loved from filler spots on cable; but I found nothing at the time. … If you liked Juno or Thank You for Smoking … then you might like this.
Although I often watched Harvey on the old Carol Burnett show, I remember him best as Hedley Lamarr, the “villain” in Mel Brooks’ classic comedy Blazing Saddles….
Paddy Chayefsky wrote screenplays — some original writing, some screen adaptations — for some of my favorite films, that I have already reviewed, e.g. Paint Your Wagon and The Americanization of Emily. I offer this segment from another Chayefsky favorite, which I have not yet reviewed. A true classic has lasting relevance. Howard Beale’s short […]
I often enjoy Annalee Newitz’s commentary at io9. It makes its way into Ender’s Review often. While browsing through the postings at io9 this week I came upon this. Of course, like with The Matrix — which used AI constructs to portray agents of the power elite — Hollywood wouldn’t go for a more explicit […]
Yes, now you can purchase Brawndo!!! Besides buying the “power drink” itself, you can also get T-shirts and other paraphernalia at a website devoted to the Idiocracy drink product spin-off.