Articles tagged cloris leachman

‘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.

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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.

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24 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

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.

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28 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Beerfest (2006)

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

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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.

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7 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Spanglish (2004)

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

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17 Dec 2004 // 12:00 AM

Spanglish (2004)

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

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4 Dec 2003 // 12:00 AM

Bad Santa (2003)

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

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

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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'Wanted' Is a Spaghetti Western That Will Leave You Wanting

// Short Ends and Leader

"The charisma of Giuliano Gemma and some stellar action sequences can't save this sub-par spaghetti western.

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