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Michael Barrymore and Spike Milligan Tuesday 5th February 2008 on stage during his performance as Spike Milligan in the play 'Surviving Spike' at the Theatre Royal. The play was supposed to be the troubled star's triumphant comeback - but the theatre was forced to offer tickets at knockdown prices after failing to sell out. Windsor, England

Michael Barrymore and Spike Milligan
Michael Barrymore
Michael Barrymore
Michael Barrymore and Spike Milligan

The Three Musketeers (1973) Review


Very Good
I saw the word "whimsical" used in one product description of this installment of The Three Musketeers, a faithful adaptation of the classic novel, and no word could better describe the film. It's a combination of belly laughs via non-stop sight gags, endless swashbuckling, and only a dab of plot, all of which serve to make this an engaging event movie that takes place in France instead of in space. Packed with classic actors (including Charlton Heston, Christopher Lee, and Raquel Welch), this is a fun, nearly farcical adventure that's definitely worth a look.

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 Magic Christian Review


Very Good
The video cover of The Magic Christian features Ringo Starr sitting on Peter Sellers' lap. Starr has on his usual shit-eating grin, and Sellers' expression can only be described as one of sheer horror.

Sellers may very well have had no idea what he was getting into with this movie, an adaptation of the cult novel by the same name from author Terry Southern. The film concerns Sellers' business magnate Guy Grand, who adopts a homeless man (Starr) and presents him to the board as his son.

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