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Jerry Lewis was on the subway one day, you see, and suddenly this kid gets on board with piercings and leather and tattoos and “shiny stuff” all over his body. And Lewis says he was staring at him, when the kid looked over and said, “What, old man, you’ve never done anything different in your life?”
Lewis responded, he said, “Yes, you see, 20 years ago I f***ed a parrot, and I thought you might be my son.”
Apocryphal? Of course, but the story got a hearty laugh at the Friar’s Club in New York on Thursday night where Lewis was being honored for his long — and still going — career, as well as launching the special 50th anniversary Blu-ray release of “The Nutty Professor,” complete with deleted scenes, a book, a CD of “phony phone calls,” and much more.
“I wanted to call a funeral parlor and ask »
- Maya Shwayder
Simon Columb continues our Al Pacino Retrospective with The Godfather Part II....
Is The Godfather Part II superior to The Godfather? In a lively discussion on sequels, film fanatic Randy Meeks (Jamie Kennedy) in Scream 2, argues how “sequels suck”. But, unlike Terminator 2: Judgement Day and Aliens, The Godfather Part II stumps him. It covers a greater space of time, tells a grander story and turns what was a family-centred, but nevertheless New York “Gangshter” story, into a personal drama set on an epic, ambitious scale.
Though the dialogue in The Godfather holds iconic and memorable lines, definitive scenes in The Godfather Part II show Michael Corleone’s true menace revealing itself. The Godfather portrays his sinister and deeply-calculated methods of management, but they are subtle and carefully-constructed. He recommends the hit on Solozzo and MacCluskey; he marries Kay (Diane Keaton) to maintain a strong family unit; he settles »
- Gary Collinson
Get ready to see the cast of The Good Wife like you've never seen them before. In the Sunday, Jan. 5 episode of the CBS drama titled "Goliath and David," Alicia (Julianna Margulies) represents guest star Matthew Lillard's band who is suing a TV show for copyright infringement. The song in question, "Thicky Trick," is now a real thing thanks to CBS, and E! News has the music video featuring the cast and crew of The Good Wife getting down. Yes, that's Christine Baranski in curlers dancing with … a banana? Now you can watch Margulies, Josh Charles and Matt Czuchry get down in the courtroom like nobody's watching. Guest stars F. Murray Abraham and Dominic Chianese get their groove on »
3 items from 2014
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