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The Best of Pals: Comedy Acts

Stan & Ollie In advance of the new Laurel and Hardy biopic coming out this year, I should like to point out some other comedy pairs that have been embedded into our memories on TV. Laurel & Hardy Black and … Continue reading

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A Trip Down Cherry Tree Lane

Mary Poppins Returns It took more than half a century to continue the story 25 years later. That’s the magic of Disney: even the math doesn’t add up. I chose the title as my way of paying homage to Cockney … Continue reading

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But, It’s Christmas Eve!

Scrooged (1988) Francis Xavier Cross is a cynical, mean spirited television executive, he treats his loyal assistant with contempt. He just sacked a member of staff on Christmas Eve for simply disagreeing with him, and he’s alienated himself from his … Continue reading

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It Must Be the Christmas Season

Die Hard (1988) With so many Hallmark Christmas movies on television at the present, it makes a refreshing change to go back to this one from the late 80’s. Sappy, it is not. Spicy, maybe. But mostly fruity, with the … Continue reading

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Funny, That: Mike Myers

Wayne’s World Before Mike Myers hide behind (and inside) some great inventions, like Shrek, Austin Powers, The Love Guru, and others, he was just a guy, sitting in his mother’s basement with his best friend: Wayne Campbell. Now he’s added … Continue reading

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Hot: Mercury’s Rising Again

Bohemian Rhapsody Freddie Mercury’s rise to super stardom from relative obscurity is chronicled in this movie. The years covered are 1970 to 1985. The movie ends with Queen’s appearance at Live Aid on 13 July 1985. The (almost) full 20+ … Continue reading

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The Dream is Real

Inception (2010) Christopher Nolan is a special kind of filmmaker. As we saw in yesterday’s review, he isn’t afraid to tackle subject matter beyond this world. Outer space has long fascinated humans, but inner space is also unknown, and that’s … Continue reading

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