ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
The dark underside of an American
What ingredients are needed to cook up an all-American family?
To begin, it may be necessary to define the time period in
question. Imagine the years 1962 to 1986, set in a 1955 Cadillac,
parked on a back road in Maryland. The scene depicts an uncle
and his niece sitting alone in his car, with the glare of the
stars and moon on the tips of their fingers, as they slowly
Friendz reunite for Love
Intimacy: it's the most essential part of any relationship.
Knowing this, I think it's safe to say Matt Murphy and I have
a very close, intimate rapport.
Stiller and Barrymore bomb in Duplex
Danny DeVito cranks out another one. Duplex is rated PG-13,
but it might as well be G-rated; the barf jokes and physical
comedy make the film seem almost cartoony.
24 hours of 24
Perhaps the biggest beneficiary of the DVD revolution has
been television producers. Whereas DVDs only exacerbated the
film-buying market, TV networks suddenly had a new cash cow
on their hands. Consumers would eagerly buy a season's worth
of episodes of their favourite shows, both cult hits (Family
Guy) and shows perpetually in rerun form (Friends).
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