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Lara Flynn Boyle, Penelope Spheeris, Mike Myers, Lorne Michaels, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere and Dana Carvey - Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences hosts a 'Wayne's World' Reunion at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Lara Flynn Boyle, Penelope Spheeris, Mike Myers, Lorne Michaels, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere and Dana Carvey
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Lara Flynn Boyle, Penelope Spheeris, Mike Myers, Lorne Michaels, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere and Dana Carvey

Real Life Review


Good
Albert Brooks' directorial debut is at once a glimpse of the odd, uneven work the filmmaker/actor would later produce and a sendup of reality TV, a genre which in 1979 barely even existed. The film is a mockumentary of the making of a mockumentary (whoa, meta), with Brooks deciding to emulate the success of An American Family, the first "reality" program, which tracked, well, an American family over their daily lives. But Brooks messes with the genre from the start, spouting pseudoscience about how the filmmakers found their test subjects (led by a spot-on Charles Grodin), then later fights with the studio who wants to see Paul Newman or James Caan play a housekeeper in the film-within-a-film. Some of these moments work, some are just Brooks hamming it up to the point of self-mockery. If only he'd waited another 25 years to make this movie, he might have had more to work with.

Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession Review


Very Good
Z Channel was one of the first pay cable stations ever. It's "magnificent obsession" was movies, as Z Channel became known for being the definitive place to go for those obsessed with film -- snobs, cineastes, and plain old cinema junkies.

And then its programming chief killed his wife and himself.

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The Little Rascals Review


Bad
Just like the old Our Gang TV show -- if the original Little Rascals were vapid and humorless. The Little Rascals movie tries to be PC but in the process, fails to be funny. A gaggle of celebrity (adult) cameos don't save the show. Frankly, Eddie Murphy as Buckwheat on Saturday Night Live was a whole lot better.
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Benedict Cumberbatch Interviews Tom Hiddleston, But Avoids The Taylor Swift Question

Benedict Cumberbatch Interviews Tom Hiddleston, But Avoids The Taylor Swift Question

One Marvel Universe star interviewed another, as part of Interview magazine's October edition.

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Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession Movie Review

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