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Eric Sykes Blue Plaque Unveiling

Jeffrey Holland - The unveiling ceremony of a Blue Plaque dedicated to Eric Sykes at the house he wrote many of his comedy works with his writing partner, and fellow Blue Plaque recipient, Spike Milligan. - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 7th July 2013

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Eric Sykes and Vikki Michelle
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Eric Sykes and Vikki Michelle

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Variety Club Day At Sandown Race Course

Eric Sykes - Eric Sykes and wife Edith Sykes Surrey, England - Variety club day at Sandown race course Saturday 1st September 2007

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The Others Review


Good
The Others has a great ending -- one that will be spoofed in Scary Movie 4 and referred to in Entertainment Weekly for years to come. It's the reason why people will rush to the theater this summer, spurred on by the word of mouth from friends and co-workers.

What people will forget to tell you is that there's more than 90 minutes of an OK horror movie to watch before a glorious 10 minutes. Take away the ending--which ties the script's agnostic themes together too perfectly--and you get The Haunting, just with superior acting and production values.

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Gormenghast Review


Very Good
This BBC four-part miniseries adapts Mervyn Peake's epic fantasy novels for the small screen, with Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as the backstabbing upstart looking to gain control over the odd, timeless kingdom of Gormenghast, by any means necessary. Shot on a low budget, the series has enough cleverness, nifty effects, and curious characters to make its 6-hour running time worthwhile -- if only the BBC didn't play 4 minutes of commercials for every 10 minutes of movie. On DVD or VHS, you'll likely find Gormenghast a more palatable experience.

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The Others Review


OK

So effective is writer-director Alejandro Amenábar's manipulation of the viewer's psyche that his English language debut -- a seriously goosepimply homage to old-school haunted house movies entitled "The Others" -- would be unshakably bone-chilling even if you blacked out everything on the screen except Nicole Kidman's porcelain face, her eyes frozen wide with fear.

The scariest parts of this movie -- which takes place in an creaky, empty estate house on the eerily foggy English Channel of Jersey just after World War II -- have no music, no special effects, no bleeding walls, rattling furniture, claps of thunder or flashes of lightning. The scariest parts of this movie consist, quite simply, of Kidman and her two children becoming frightened out of their wits by the very presence of unseen spirits that have come to occupy their home.

For all practical purposes, Grace (Kidman) is trapped in this house because her two children (Alakina Mann and James Bentley) are fatally allergic to sunlight, and she spends her days obsessed with their protection, closing heavy curtains and locking doors of any room they enter to prevent even a sliver of light from invading. Without a car or telephone since the occupying Nazis abandoned the island, the family would be helpless if not for the coincidental arrival of three new servants (the old staff recently vanished without explanation) who came round looking for work because they'd served at the house under a previous owner.

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The Others Movie Review

The Others Movie Review

The Others has a great ending -- one that will be spoofed in Scary Movie...

Gormenghast Movie Review

Gormenghast Movie Review

This BBC four-part miniseries adapts Mervyn Peake's epic fantasy novels for the small screen, with...

The Others Movie Review

The Others Movie Review

So effective is writer-director Alejandro Amenábar's manipulation of the viewer's psyche that his English language...

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