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George Wendt - Stage Door of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" at the Cort Theater - New York, Ny, United States - Tuesday 9th April 2013

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George Wendt - 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' opening night party held at the Edison Ballroom - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 20th March 2013

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George Wendt - Opening night of 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' at the Cort Theatre - Curtain Call - New York City, United States - Wednesday 20th March 2013

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George Wendt, Emilia Clarke, Vito Vincent, Cory Michael Smith and Lee Wilkoff
George Wendt, Emilia Clarke, Vito Vincent, Susanne Bertish, Cory Michael Smith and Lee Wilkoff
George Wendt, Emilia Clarke, Cory Michael Smith, Lee Wilkoff and Cast
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George Wendt - Press conference for 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' held at the Carlyle Hotel. - New York, New York, United States - Wednesday 27th February 2013

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George Wendt Sunday 14th November 2010 Opening night of the Broadway musical production of 'Elf' held at The Grand Hyatt Hotel - after party New York City, USA

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Fletch Review


Very Good
If you were in junior high or high school when Fletch came out, the movie holds enormous nostalgia value, particularly if you also happened to live in L.A. at the time (like me). Fletch revealed the L.A. that its denizens knew well -- the grungy beaches, the sun-cracked streets, the drab apartment buildings. Fletch's Lakers fetish, and the offices of the Los Angeles Times-like newspaper where he worked completed the L.A. milieu that audiences here immediately hooked into. What's more, we got Chevy Chase at his wise-ass best, in a crime caper tailored to the Beverly Hills Cop crowd (of which I was an admiring member), and thrumming with Harold Faltermeyer on the soundtrack. Sure, Faltermeyer's synthesizers sound supremely cheesy today, but this was the '80s, man. And nothing speaks the '80s like Faltermeyer's Casio keyboards, tuneful yet pulsing with that moneyed urban vibe; I think of it as the safe, consumer-friendly edge of high '80s decadence.

On first viewing (the movie's opening weekend), I admit I didn't get all of Fletch's jokes, but found myself pleasantly amused. Twenty-two years later, I get all the jokes, but I remain only pleasantly amused, nothing more, nothing less. This is a comfort movie -- smart and sassy enough to make good company, but a notch short of brilliant.

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The Prime Gig Review


Very Good
Something's rotten in The Prime Gig, but damned if you can put your finger on it. Director Gregory Mosher and his team have done their homework in crafting a suspenseful con-artist thriller by keeping you guessing about just who's getting conned.

Is it Vince Vaughn's Penny, a distrusting telemarketer with questionable morals? Or is it Ed Harris's Kelly Grant, a kingpin of telephone sales who recruits Penny to help him sell $2.5 million worth of investment shares in a gold mine? Or something else altogether? Penny takes this "prime gig," mainly because it gets him closer to Kelly's girlfriend (Julia Ormand), which, combined with his inability to sell anything on the floor, starts to land him in hotter and hotter water. Is any of this legit? Who's conning who? The Prime Gig takes its sweet time in getting to the answer, but it's definitely a worthwhile trip to take.

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The Lovemaster Review


Very Good
Comedian Craig Shoemaker says pretty early on in his new film The Lovemaster, "My life is my act!"

He's not joking, and if you've ever heard any of Shoemaker's stand-up material, you know what you're in for with his feature film, where Shoemaker blends his multiple stage personalities with stories about growing up, the mysteries of women, and 1970s television, the result being a campy goulash of howlingly-funny comedy.

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Outside Providence Review


Weak
The latest entry on the long list of follow-up disappointments will have to be Outside Providence, a film sort-of from the Farrelly brothers (There's Something About Mary) with practically none of its charm.

Based on an old novel by Peter Farrelly, this is the (obviously autobiographical to some extent) tale of a good-for-nothing, super-poor kid called Dunph (Hatosy) growing up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island (you know, outside Providence). When he gets high and smashes the car into a police cruiser, dad somehow works a deal to get him sent to a prep school in Connecticut, where he finds himself a fish out of water.

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Lakeboat Review


Very Good
All aboard the Seaway Queen, as actor-turned-director Joe Mantegna hustles a group of David Mamet regulars onto an enormous steel delivery ship plying the Great Lakes in order to read from one of Mamet's early plays, Lakeboat.

Despite the High Seas setting, the film takes the form of merely a series of conversations among various characters on the boat. Central to them is grad student Dale (Tony Mamet, David's brother), working the boat to earn money during the summer. Then there's an ornery captain (Charles Durning) and his number two (George Wendt). There's a strange fireman (Denis Leary) who stays below deck. There are horny guys (J.J. Johnston and Jack Wallace) who argue the merits of Steven Seagal and his toughness. There's also a lovable deckhand (Robert Forster) who teaches Dale a thing or two about life, love, and so on.

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