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Oct 01 2018

Prime in October: Pushing Daisies,Gods and Monsters,The Cell

Time to play Streaming Roulette.Each month,to survey new streaming titles we freeze frame the films at random places with the scroll bar and whatever comes up first,that's what we share.No cheating.What does Amazon Prime offer us for free viewing this month?Let's survey...

Wasn't your old dog named Digby?

Pushing Daisies(Seasons 1 and 2)
In case you wanted something actually worth binge-watching.This series is so perfect,from its macabre plots,to its quirky romance,to its colorful design,through its curiously moving musical numbers.I miss it so much.Maybe we should watch the entire series again?

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Jul 20 2016

Garry Marshall (1934-2016)

One of Hollywood's key figures passed away yesterday at the age of 81.His work in the past five years has consisted of a string of critically lambasted all star romcoms (Valentines Day,New Year's Eve,Mothers Day) and the day before he died one of the many actor he made famous (Scott Baio ofHappy Days&Joanie Loves Chachifame) embarrassed himself on national television at the RNC.To put it bluntly,the last few years have not been kind but this isnotthe legacy that the beloved Garry Marshall deserves.We need to look a little further back.While he was never exactly a critic's darling - let's not rewrite history -- his work often resonated wildly with the public on screens both small and large.And that,my friends,is no small thing with or without a shelf of showbiz trophies.

He was a mammoth figure in comedy television,first,coming up as a writer on seminal shows likeThe Dick Van Dyke Showand famous properties likeThe Lucy Show.After developingThe Odd Couplefor television (1970-1975) he created three true pop culture behemoths inHappy Days(1974-1984),Laverne & Shirley(1976-1983) andMork & Mindy(1978-1982),the latter introducing the public to Robin Williams with whom they fell madly in love.

In the movies,and this is also no small thing,he was irreplaceable when it came to the careers of mainstream superstar actresses in both the 1980s and 1990s.He directed one of Goldie Hawn's most enduring hits (Overboard),one of Bette Midler's melodramatic bests (Beaches) and he was instrumental in the superstar blossoming of both Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman,Runaway Bride) and Anne Hathaway (The Princess Diaries).He also guided Michelle Pfeiffer through one of her most controversial roles  (Frankie & Johnny) but even though everyone argued miscasting she made fine work of it.He even tried to help Lindsay Lohan along (Georgia Rule) but it's hardly his fault thatthatdidn't take.He was not without his missteps of course (Raising Helen,The Other Sister,Exit to Eden) but who isn't?

My personal favorite Garry Marshall movie,BEACHES (1988)Laverne & Shirley starring his sister Penny (who also became a director)

Do you have a favorite film or television show from his resume?There are a lot of choices as his work was so deeply embedded in our pop culture for decades on end.

May 08 2011

Denzel's Pastrami

Mmmmm,(cinematic) sandwiches.

[Hat tip tothe Daily What] That shot of Denzel Washington with his mouth full is too great.But my favorite clip in that montage is Marion inRaiders of the Lost Ark.She's got true appetite.

But clearly they forgot  short order cook / lonely waitress classicFrankie & Johnny.

Frankie:I gotta eat
Johnny:We all gotta eat -- we'll eat.How about i make a little picnic for us?
Frankie:What's the menu?
Johnny:Whatever you like.You like tuna fish.I can make casserole.
Frankie:No,Not tuna casserole.[makes face] No.Tuna fish sandwich.
Johnny:I am defined by my tuna sandwich!I take the tuna out of the can and I work it between my fingers until it getsrealsoft.

What are you hungry for right about now?