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    Can 'Community' work without Dan Harmon?

    Type: Post | Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012

    History suggests the NBC comedy can't easily replace its creator's distinctive voice
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    'Lights Out' - 'PIlot': Breathe in, breathe out

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Jan 11, 2011

    A very strong start to the new boxing drama
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    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009

    Includes:Some Like It Hot (1959), MPAA Rating: NR The Apartment (1960) How to Murder Your Wife (1965) Avanti! (1972) Some Like It Hot The launching pad for Billy Wilder's comedy classic was a rusty old German farce, Fanfares of Love, whose two main characters were male musicians so desperate to get a job that they disguise themselves as women and play with an all-girl band in gangster-dominated 1929 Chicago. In this version, musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) lose their jobs when a speakeasy owned by mob boss Spats Columbo (George Raft) is raided by prohibition agent Mulligan (Pat O'Brien). Several weeks later, on February 14th, Joe and Jerry get a job perfroming in Urbana and end up witnessing a gangland massacre in a parking garage. Fearing that they will be next on the mobsters' hit lists, Joe devises an ingenious plan for disguising their identities. Soon they are all dolled up and performing as Josephine and Daphne in Sweet Sue's all-girl orchestra. En route to Florida by train with Sweet Sue's band, the boys (girls?) make the acquaintance of Sue's lead singer Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe, in what may be her best performance). Joe and Jerry immediately fall in love, though of course their new feminine identities prevent them from acting on their desires. Still, they are determined to woo her, and they enact an elaborate series of gender-bending ruses complicated by the fact that flirtatious millionaire Osgood Fielding (Joe E. Brown) has fallen in love with "Daphne." The plot gets even thicker when Spats Columbo and his boys show up in Florida. Nominated for several Oscars, Some Like It Hot ended up the biggest moneymaking comedy up to 1959. Full of hilarious set pieces and movie in-jokes, it has not tarnished with time and in fact seems to get better with each passing year, as its cross-dressing humor keeps it only more and more up-to-date. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Apartment Widely regarded as a comedy in 1960, The Apartment seems more melancholy with each passing year. Jack Lemmon plays C.C. Baxter, a go-getting office worker who loans his tiny apartment to his philandering superiors for their romantic trysts. He runs into trouble when he finds himself sharing a girlfriend (Shirley MacLaine) with his callous boss (Fred MacMurray). Director/co-writer Billy Wilder claimed that the idea for The Apartment stemmed from a short scene in the 1945 romantic drama Brief Encounter in which the illicit lovers (Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson) arrange a rendezvous in a third person's apartment. Wilder was intrigued about what sort of person would willingly vacate his residence to allow virtual strangers a playing field for hanky panky. His answer to that question wound up winning 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. The Apartment was adapted by Neil Simon and Burt Bacharach into the 1969 Broadway musical Promises, Promises. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide How to Murder Your Wife George Axelrod's script for How to Murder Your Wife isn't politically correct in the least, but you're likely to get a charge out of it -- provided you are of the male persuasion, that is. Jack Lemmon stars as Stanley Ford, a successful cartoonist and a confirmed bachelor who shares a lavish apartment with his misogynistic manservant, Charles (Terry-Thomas). While attending a friend's bachelor party, Stanley falls head over heels in love with the gorgeous bikini-clad girl (Virna Lisi) who pops out of a cake. He impulsively marries her, but thinks better of it the next day. Alas, Stanleycan't get a divorce because his bride is an Italian Catholic (this is 1966). Dicier still, she is a "domestic goddess," lovingly plying her hubby with rich Italian food until Stanley's once-athletic physique is as bloated as the dirigible Hindenberg. Stanley's descent into husbandhood is reflected in his work: his popular adventure comic strip "Bash Brannigan" metamorphoses into a Blondie-like "i
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    Contest Winners: 'Apocalypse Now' fans describe their other favorite war films

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Oct 27, 2010

    Oddly, Motion/Captured readers seem to be awesome film nerds
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    'Breaking Bad' - 'Fly': The best bottle show ever?

    Type: Post | Date: Sunday, May 23, 2010

    A budget-saving approach leads to an instant classic for the series.
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    Watch: Justin Bieber and Chris Brown survive Armageddon in 'Next 2 U' clip

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011

    Is it a disaster film in the making or just disasterous?
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    The Fien Print's Top 31 Movies of the Decade: The Top 10

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

    The decade's biggest hit, a Pixar favorite, a Best Picture Oscar winner and the No. 1 choice
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    Review: Britney Spears returns to the club with the gutsy and infectious 'Femme Fatale'

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Mar 24, 2011

    Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Kesha better watch out
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    Watch: Estelle gets her 'Freak' on with handcuffs and glitter

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Mar 3, 2010

    New track from 'American Girl' takes on the galaxy
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    Can we learn anything from 'American Idol' losing to the Olympics?

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

    Was the first 'Idol' loss in six years a sign of things to come? Or just a winter fluke?