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Tuesday, October 4 2011

‘Raising Hope: The Complete First Season’: Where Mistakes are Funny; Lessons Learned, Even Funnier

The stellar cast and crew of Raising Hope took what could have been the average sitcom and turned it into a sweetly satisfying and consistently funny hit.


Tuesday, July 6 2010

Three Mel Brooks Films Now on Blu-ray—Alas, They’re Not the Best of Brooks

Great casts, inferior scripts and indifferent production values: Blu-Ray versions of three of Mel Brooks' less successful films will appeal primarily to diehard fans and nostalgia buffs.


Tuesday, October 24 2006

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, like the characters themselves, is insularly focused on the boys’ twin desires to “score” and watch TV.


Monday, August 28 2006

Beerfest (2006)

The troupe lacks a specific comic point of view -- not that one is required of a movie called Beerfest.


Tuesday, April 11 2006

The Mary Tyler Moore Show: The Complete Third Season

Mary Richards, as essayed by the incomparable Mary Tyler Moore, would evolve over the span of the series, but at her core, she was always the wise, wonderful gal pal, the sounding board off of which those around her bounced their good natured notions.


Thursday, April 7 2005

Spanglish (2004)

Téa Leoni sees the script as an example of Brooks' ability to 'pierce human truth and make it ooze for you'.


Friday, December 17 2004

Spanglish (2004)

Flor appears resolute and highly ethical, both qualities that help her survive as a maid for white folks in Bel Air.


Thursday, December 4 2003

Bad Santa (2003)

In its best moments, Bad Santa taps into a very real sadness that most people try to gift-wrap away.


Sunday, January 1 1995

The Ellen Show

CBS probably wanted it clear from the start that The Ellen Show, unlike Degeneres' previous series, is not a 'lesbian show,' but a show in which the main character just happens to be a lesbian -- an uneasy and unclear difference to be sure.


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