Articles tagged leslie nielsen

21 Apr 2011 // 4:04 AM

The Year In TV: November 2010

Continuing our look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in November 2010.

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Appreciating Leslie Nielsen: He Could Hold His Breath for a Long Time

Anyone who can remember the era when Beta briefly held sway over VHS will surely remember seeing Nielsen in Airplane! (Don't call me Shirley). Impossible as it might be to believe, nobody from this generation had any idea who he was, which only made him funnier.

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Naked Gun: I Love the 80’s Edition

Some 21 years down the line, The Naked Gun, surprisingly, is still pretty damn funny.

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15 Jan 2009 // 7:59 PM

An American Carol

This is what right-wingers accuse Hollywood liberals of making: a vanity project intended to please a small, select group.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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5 Jul 2008 // 8:00 AM

Superhero Movie (2008)

In general, there are two crucial elements to a successful spoof. One is the source material. Something has to be part of the pop culture

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Tales of Tomorrow: Collection Three - The 2nd Season Shows

This show's seriousness can be seen by its attempt to involve professional science fiction writers (such as Theodore Sturgeon) and adapt contemporary SF stories, as well as reaching back to works of H.G. Wells, Jules Verne and Mary Shelley.

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Police Squad!: The Complete Series

In order to "get it", viewers had to pay attention. Most weren't willing to take on that responsibility.

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16 Jul 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Day of the Animals (1977)

An excellent slice of schlock made even meatier by the pseudo-social message and the acting chops of those involved.

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Airplane!: The ‘Don’t Call Me Shirley!’ Edition (1980)

Airplane! basically gets by on one joke: sight gags based on tricks of perspective or on thwarting expectation.

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23 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Scary Movie 3 (2003)

Just when you thought the Scary Movie franchise had run out of ideas, here it comes again -- looking like it's run out of ideas.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

// Notes from the Road

"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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