Actor: Matthew Broderick

Tower Heist (2011)

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I’m almost embarrassed to admit it, but I actually enjoyed Tower Heist. I have never understood why Ben Stiller is considered a film star, and I think Eddie Murphy ceased to be funny decades ago. My sole motivation to see big-budget Oceans parody was the promise of Alan Alda playing a Bernie Madoff-inspired Ponzi scheme […]


Strangers With Candy (2005)

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TV shows based on movies, movies based on TV shows. It all seems like a bad idea to me. I rarely watch TV, and the last series I watched religiously from start to finish ended almost 10 years ago. That show was “Strangers with Candy,” a parody of the after school specials of the ‘70s […]


The Producers (2005)

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I have been on an ongoing Bette Davis marathon and enjoying it, but needed to take a little break, and thought I would finally get around to seeing The Producers. I put off seeing this music remake for some time. I never saw the Broadway stage adaptation of the film, but I probably would have if […]


Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)

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I avoided this movie when it was first released, even though Dorothy Parker is one of my favorite writers. I had a girlfriend at the time who worked at the candy counter of a theater where this was playing, and she reported that Jennifer Jason Leigh was “awful” in this. So not wanting to ruin […]


WarGames (1983)

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After watching Cloak and Dagger yesterday, it was just a short hop, skip and a jump to watch WarGames. Both films feature Dabney Coleman, who I see as the quintessential ‘80s actor (although he is still working). And both films were among those I saw time and time again on local TV networks when I […]


Random Quote

“Oh, by the way, how was my funeral?”
-Ellen Wagstaff Arden (Irene Dunne)
from My Favorite Wife