GHOSTBUSTERS

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Starts off Solid, Ends up Ectoplasm…. GHOSTBUSTERS has a lot going for it – an original story (by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, about three paranormal investigators in New York opening a business as ghost exterminators), lovable characters, great comedic performances (notably from Bill Murray), and two excellent opening acts that are alternately humorous, intriguing, chilling and action-packed. Unfortunately, in … Read More

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM

Poffy The Cucumber

The Ham With The Golden Charm. Frank Sinatra an addict? So what’s new? Maybe the real life Sinatra wasn’t on heroin, as depicted in THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM, but he had his addictive vices. We all know them: booze, broads, bands. But then, everyone commits themselves to something. If you’re going to call commitment or heady enjoyment an … Read More

KINGS OF THE SUN

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The Sensitive 2000’s Male… 2000 B.C. that is. His exotic masculinity tapped different chords, promising the danger and excitement of all that was uncommon. –Rock Brynner, writing of father Yul in the biography, “Yul: The Man Who Would Be King.” Yul Brynner’s entertainer uncle gave the young gypsy one piece of laconic advice: “When you play for a crowd, lead … Read More

TRUE GRIT

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Flight of The Rooster. No one should go to the movies unless they believe in heroes. — John Wayne. Ironic that John Wayne should talk of heroes when his most iconic role, that of Rooster Cogburn in TRUE GRIT, is anti-hero, taking The Duke beyond his safety zone of pure-hearted, white-hatted, virginal good guy-ism and into the dark realm of … Read More