“Porky’s” gang reunited in “Daddies’ Girls”

While “Daddies’ Girls” has nothing to do with the characters or storyline of ‘Porky’s,” the stars of “Porky’s” portray ex-playboys who are paid back for their past womanizing by having to raise wild and wanton teenage daughters. These girls give their dads, teen guys, and basically everybody they come into contact with trouble!

 


 

 

“Flight” – Cinema Review

Cinema: Sunset Place, South Miami, FL

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1907668/fullcredits#cast

Denzel Washington is superb as usual. John Goodman is excellent again in another classic character role.

Spoiler: You may never fly again…

“Argo” Cinema Review

Cinema: Sunset Place, South Miami, FL

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1024648/

Fascinating, if somewhat complicated, retelling of the escape from 1979 Tehran by six American workers of the U.S. embassy who holed up in the residence of the Canadian Ambassador. If you are a history buff and lived through this secret (until successful) episode, you will find it riveting.

Affleck is fine and John Goodman turns in another great character turn. Goodman’s droll comments on Hollywood are as pertinent today as they were 33 years ago.

 

Cinema Review: “Seven Psychopaths”

Cinema:  Sunset Place, South Miami, FL

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1931533/

Sam Rockwell steals the film. Colin Farrell does his best as an alcoholic screenwriter (What a quaint Hollywood concept).  Christopher Walken and Woody Harrelson are… well, Walken and Woody!…

One of the most outlandish and rivoting comedies I have seen in a long time…

 

Cinema Review – “Lawless”

Cinema: Movies at the Falls, Miami, FL
In Brief: Violent, yet tender, period film that makes the Prohibition era and Bootlegging come alive.

Well made (by Director John Hillcoat and Writer Nick Cave) look at the machinations to exploit the Prohibition Amendment by Franklyn County, VA Bootleggers.

Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Jason Clarke are very solid as the real life Bonderant brothers. Guy Pierce plays one of the baddest, bad guys I can recall.

Marijuana and drug prohibition have given screenwriters much material over many years for their scripts. This story about alcohol prohibition and the organized corruption resulting from stupid laws reminds me that we, as a society, are basically unable to learn from history….

…and so it goes…

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Film Review: “The Campaign”

In Brief: Formulaic Comedy. Funny in spots, especially if you are a Ferrell or Galifianakis fan.

“I know! Let’s put on a show!”. There is a political campaign approaching (you may have heard) and the idea of basing the next Will Ferrell comedy on that concept must have seemed appealing. Make him the bad guy (initially), throw in a sympathetic opponent, sprinkle in a devious Campaign Manager and two sinister Campaign Bank Rollers (Dan Ackroyd and John Lithgow) that are a cross between the Koch Brothers and the wealthy Duke brothers (played by Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) in another Ackroyd film, “Trading Places” and, Presto, your screen play writes itself.

I had forgotten most of the funny lines and gags while walking out of the cinema…

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Theatre Review “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” – Montgomery, AL

Short Version: Lighthearted farce with a competent cast in a very beautiful theatre.

I just got back from Montgomery, AL where I celebrated my mother’s 89th birthday with some of her extended family. For those of you that have never visited this capitol of Alabama (and first capitol of the Confederacy), it is a lovely city that I have come to consider my second home. My sister, Maggie,  has lived in MGM since she married Erich (“Rick”) Harmon shortly after they graduated college (Auburn) and their daughter, Evie, lives there also.

I saw a different production of the show years ago and this version was better and updated with additional, topical, material by Jay Reiss. The cast were all veterans of Off Broadway and Regional Theatres and had the necessary good comedic chops.

What really impresses me (each time I visit) is the beautiful facility. The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is a member of LORT and sits in the middle of a beautiful public park. The setting and the building are breathtaking and make the theatre-going experience that much more memorable.

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