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Fact: Everybody likes City Slickers. If you don't, it only means you haven't seen it. That's not to say it's the greatest movie ever made and that seeing it will change your life forever, just that it's the kind of movie that is too damned likable to hate. We suppose that, if for reasons inconceivable to us, you simply cannot tolerate the presence of Billy Crystal, then maybe, just maybe, you wouldn't like City Slickers. But even then you've got Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby and freaking Jack Palance to put a smile on your face. If that does somehow describe you, then you may like to learn about the alternate universe City Slickers movie that almost was. It was always going to star Billy Crystal, but according to his recently published autobiography Still...
- Peter Hall
Happy 75th birthday to one of our favorite actors, Christopher Lloyd!
The actor, who's played some of filmdom's most beloved characters, including Doc Brown in "Back to the Future," Professor Plum in "Clue," and Uncle Fester in the "Addams Family" films, was born on October 22, 1938 in Stamford, Conn.
Partly because of his height, and partly because of his manic intensity and commitment to even the wildest characters, he's portrayed a series of eccentrics, from mad scientists to aliens; had an impressive, award-winning theater career; and will always be remembered as Reverend Jim on "Taxi."
In honor of his 75th birthday, we've come up with 75 reasons why he's so awesome.
1. He's played a Klingon, a cartoon, the Wizard of Oz, an angel, a leper, and a geriatric vampire.
2. He stands an impressive 6'1."
3. Because he's so tall, he had to hunch over to appear in the same frame with "Back to the Future »
- Sharon Knolle
When Jennifer Aniston and her fiancé, Justin Theroux, moved into their newly renovated $21 million Bel Air mansion earlier this year, they both brought knick-knacks from their own homes to furnish their new love nest. But there were a few items eccentric collector Theroux owned that Aniston just wouldn't let in the front door. In an interview with the October issue of GQ, Theroux, 42, is asked about the scene in When Harry Met Sally… where Carrie Fisher's character tells her boyfriend, Bruno Kirby, to ditch his wagon-wheel coffee table. Was there anything that Aniston, 44, told him he had to get »
- K.C. Blumm
The Larry Sanders Show, Season 6, Episode 11, “Flip”
Directed by Todd Holland
Aired May 31st, 1998 on HBO
For TV series following a show-within-a-show, one of the most popular ways to structure the finale is during the production of the final episode of the fictional series, and a great example of that is The Larry Sanders Show’s “Flip”. From the opening behind-the-scenes prep for main character Larry’s (Garry Shandling) goodbye show to the show itself to the final moments in the calm of the deserted studio, “Flip” works wonderfully, both as a satisfying finale itself and as an entertaining and incisive commentary on farewell episodes in general.
The main characters each get a beat to react to the end of the show, as we as viewers expect. Artie, ever the picture of stoic calm, chokes up first in the wardrobe department and then later, »
- Kate Kulzick
4 items from 2013
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