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Because the show deals with quite 'emotionally draining issues' the
character parts require 'mature' actors with at least some experience.
Unfortunately, this doesn't quite work - the actors are blatantly older
their roles they play - making this show a bit too unbelievable.
I heard somewhere that the bloke who plays 'Dawson' has to shave every hour on set just to keep up a youthful pretence.
Party of Five is great. Most comments have focused upon the superb acting and I'd agree, the acting's excellent. But a rapturous round of applause must go to the directors and producers who've made the show a pleasure to watch. Best drama on TV, I'd give it 10/10 - if it were possible to vote for tv-shows.
I haven't seen the first Austin Powers but if it's twice as good as the
second I've saved a bit of cash. But even this can't console the empty
feeling that remains after seeing this disaster of a movie.
The gags are so old that I could easily imagine Kenneth Williams or Charles Hawtrey singing half of the catch phrases (oh behave? Oh brother!). There's nothing in this movie that you haven't seen before. OK - so maybe I laughed once or twice at the beginning, but a film that relies on so few (weak) jokes, over and over, is an insult to those watching it.
It's supposed to be a parody of the bond films - but this is perhaps the vital error. Bond films, by their very nature, never take themselves seriously - parodying a parody just doesn't work!
I don't mind admitting that if it wasn't for Heather Graham's 'breathtaking performance' I could have comfortably slept through the whole thing. Please Mike Myers, change the record.
I can't recommend this series highly enough. Chat-show host 'Alan
Partridge' is like nothing you've ever encountered before, and yet
'believable' - if you've not seen this, you're in for a fantastic
Watch out for guests: Joe Beasley and Cheeky Monkey - as AP says "hold onto you're sides, they might just split".
The man with the hat is back, and certainly returns in style. The
story-line, the action and the comedy far surpasses that of 'Temple of Doom'
- while Sean Connery provides 'food for thought' as Indy's father (in
real-life there are only 12 years between them!).
A little known fact is that 'Crusade' is in fact a prequel to 'Raiders' and 'Doom'. NB - Hitler's speech in Nuremberg took place in (1936), while 'Raiders' took place during the (1940s). 'Doom' takes place during the post-war period.
This is a truly superb film and certainly one of the best comedy films that
I have ever seen.
The dialogue between Pollack and Hoffman is a particularly potent example of how well written 'and' acted the scenes are. While, Murray (Bill) - in one of his earliest appearances in a supporting role - provides intermittent one-liners that are pure gold.