Great performances in bad movies

Posted by · 8:21 am · April 3rd, 2009

It happens, sometimes when a really fine actor manages to give a brilliant performance in a terrible or weak film, a diamond in the rough. In fact, some of the best actors working have shone brightly in bad films as far back as the 1940s, though I will focus on the 1970s to present day […]

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Giving up on two

Posted by · 8:23 pm · March 28th, 2009

With TV on the mind, did anyone else give up on “Kings” after the second episode? Truth is, the pilot didn’t grab me like I thought it would. Despite an allegiance to anything Ian McShane commits himself to, I can’t go along with this one anymore. A bit inflated beyond it’s own means, and yet, […]

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Small screen query

Posted by · 8:34 am · October 30th, 2008

Off topic, of course, but I wonder if everyone else is as disappointed with some of the fall’s mid-season series as I am. My DVR is generally packed with “Friday Night Lights,” “The Office,” “Heroes,” “The Shield” and yeah, “The Big Bang Theory” (I love it — it’s harmless).  But at least three of those […]

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