Monthly Archives: July 2008

McDreamy Dancing with Nellie McKay

Nellie McKay pounds the piano at a “Midsummer Night Swing.” By Mary Lyn Maiscott An elderly man in a straw hat was getting his mojo on with a flushed, swivel-hipped blonde—I’m talking swing dance—as Nellie McKay (rhymes with McPie) channeled … Continue reading

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Angelina Jolie tries to persuade Morgan Freeman to see things her way in Wanted. By Mary Lyn Maiscott While much of the world awaits Angelina Jolie’s delivery of twins, here’s what I’ve been wondering: How does someone who, by all … Continue reading

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It Was a Very Wack Year

While Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) consults his psychiatrist (Ben Kingley), his psychiatrist consults his drug dealer. The WacknessWritten and directed by Jonathan Levine95 minutes Even the great Ben Kingsley cannot make Dr. Jeffrey Squires, his bonghead, immature psychiatrist character in … Continue reading

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