Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter 11/28/23
On July 27, 2022, show business icon Norman Lear turned 100 years old and a lavish television celebration was produced and broadcast on ABC at the end of last year called Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music & Laughter, a deserved tribute to the legend, but a surreal and an oddly unmoving experience.
Running on Empty 11/28/23
The film stars Judd Hirsch and Christine Lahti as Arthur and Annie Pope, who have two sons but have had to live their lives on the run because back in the 60's, Arthur and Annie participated in the destruction of a weapons lab that caused the near death of a janitor.
The story initially titillates when it is revealed that this Rustin guy might have had a sexual relationship with MLK Jr., a revelation that immediately grabs the viewer, but they clear it up almost immediately and then the story goes back and forth between Rustin's struggles with getting march orga...
A Night at the Roxbury 11/27/23
The story also takes a very disturbing path where the brothers seem to remove anyone from their lives who seems to be trying to keep them apart, implying that the brothers seem to be in love with each other, evidenced by the bizarre scene where Doug interrupts his brother's wedding to Shannon's char...
The Wizard of Oz 11/25/23
The film has also produced an animated and a live action sequel, a Broadway musical called The Wiz, which reworked the story with an all black cast, winning the Best Musical of 1975 Tony Award.
David Spade: Nothing Personal 11/22/23
He was getting some laughs talking about a physical he had to take in order to make the film Grown-Ups and actually stopped the story and reminded the audience about the movie and would not go on with his story until the audience acknowledged via applause.
Heart Beat 11/20/23
Despite solid performances from the leads, the 1980 film Heart Beat, a look at the relationship between Beat Poet Jack Kerouac and fellow poets Neal and Carolyn Cassady, suffers due to a confusing screenplay that is trying to be two different kinds of movies but doesn't really succeed at either.
Trevor Wallace: Pterodactyl 11/17/23
When Wallace does finally get onstage live from Austin Texas, the David Spade look-alike spends a good 15-20 minutes sucking up to his audience talking about what a fantastic city Austin is, This is a problem I have always had with unknown comics.
The Shootist 11/16/23
Never been much of a John Wayne fan but was impressed by the final film of his amazing career, a lovely and moving film from 1976 called The Shootist that seemed to be a wonderful swan song to the legend's career.