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TV REVIEWS: THE GOLDEN GLOBES

January 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In the end, the TV critics concluded, Sunday night’s Golden Globes telecast amounted to yet another letdown, not so much because of the choice of winners — best drama: The Descendants; best comedy or musical: The Artist — but because of the commonplace performance of host Ricky Gervais. All of the critics had sharpened their […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: ZOOKEEPER

July 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The MGM lion is the first animal audiences see in Zookeeper. It’s real. The others in the movie are computer generated and they talk, in the voices of Nick Nolte, Sylvester Stallone, Cher, Don Rickles and Adam Sandler. All of them give the character portrayed by Kevin James advice about love. Lou Lumenick gives the […]

GERVAIS BITES HAND THAT PAYS HIM

January 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a monologue that would have made veteran comic Don Rickles’s onstage insults appear like friendly pokes by comparison, Ricky Gervais opened Sunday night’s Golden Globes presentations with remarks that left as many celebrities in his audience wincing as laughing. Unlike Rickles’s targets, who often laughed at the insults he fired in their direction, some […]