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Andy Barker, P.I. (2007)
Its Slow but it easily picks up
I don't know much about Andy Ritcher, but I do recognize a funny character. Usually you see him in other chummly actors like the late John Candy and so forth. Basically his character is a mild mannered accountant who's bored with his day job a bit and decides to be a Private Eye, after being mistaken for one. He therefore have adventures solving eccentric crimes with a middle eastern restaurant owner, a neurotic video store owner/movie buff, and a bored female African American assistant. I think this show has potential its like The secret life of Walter Mitty meets Delirious meets The Michael Richards Show. Its a bit slow at times but it picks up and goes uphill with the hilarity. I highly recommend this show! A great night on Thursdays with Ugly Betty, Scrubs, and this show.
Nothing But Trouble (1944)
Better than today's comedies that's for sure.
On my nineteenth birthday I went to the movies to see BENCHWARMERS, which was decent but I feel that it had too many gross out moments. It is interesting to see that when a comedian is in decline they turn towards the children audience that's what happen with David Spade and Rob Schneider and also Abbott & Costello. This goes the same with Laurel and Hardy. I taped this movie off of TCM and I watched it later on and I found this was a lot more funny and lot more heart than say, BIG DADDY. To me they are the only comedians to have been so cuddley they could've been dolls. The movie is a mix of THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER and THE KID. The boys are hired as chefs for a social woman who is planning a dinner for a king. The king is a boy who dreams to be a football player and runs off to pretend he's ordinary and he runs into Stan and Ollie. His uncle wants him dispose and hires Stan and Ollie to put them on a murder rap for the king. This is very funny movie highlights include the boys referring a boys football game and Stan stealing a steak from a lion. The sentiment of the film works best for them because it makes you feel more close to them then ever. Most L&H fans dislike the movie but since I don't have a chance to see all their films are out of availibility, I think its their best work.
One of the best Made for TV movies ever, Lee Igleby's performance makes me want to weep very badly
Let mme just say that I didn't read this book. But when I watched this movie I didn't care if Ithey butchered the book I love almost every minute of it. The performances were outstanding, in my opinion two of the stars from MASTER AND COMMANDER, James D' Arcy and Lee Igleby steal the show. The cruelty of the boarding school is like looking at a Nazi concentration camp. George Fisher and Pam Ferris were completely horrid and nasty folk and I rooted for Nicholas for taking Fisher down a notch or two. (It is funny how Pam Ferris play these villainous characters where here she's a nasty and drunken lady and in MATILDA a lucifer type headmistress, and recent in HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, as harry's fat stupid insulting aunt marge.
Charles Dance could be seen as a scrooge and I thought he would change but he only gets worse. Some of the characters provide some comic relief like Mr. Mantalini who reminds me of Mr. McCawber in David COPPERFIELD and the Vincent Crummles. Sophia Myles who is not only beautiful but very talented in her role as the struggling but strong will Kate. My favorite character besides Nicholas would be none other than Smike, Lee captures the character so brilliantly and his performance makes me want to weeep. IN the beginning, he is subjected to cruelty by the Squeers but when he meets NIcholas he is treated as a person not a slave and has a little courage in him. I wish though he wasn't a tragic character, this part I scorn Charles Dicken for doing that. All in all, it is a great movie for anybody who loves Dickens or just like good drama.