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Thursday, April 2, 2009

"Entertainments " to Avoid

Hollywood pushes some of its "product" big-time, and currently it has done its best to sell you on the merits of Duplicity .

Don't buy it. This is a glossily made, well-edited and produced film that is at its core staler than the popcorn you're likely to get at the Multiplex.

Julia Roberts and Clive Owen are the romantic leads in a tale about industrial espionage that reminds you of every cliche and every spy movie you have ever seen... to its detriment. What it reminded me of most was the  "Spy vs. Spy" cartoons in  the old Mad Magazine.

I can't spoil anything about its silly outcome because I left halfway through...

The Jimmy Fallon Show must be the worst thing to ever hit late night TV.

The big problem is Fallon. Not only is he not funny or likeable, he sucks the entertainment value out of his guests...no mean feat in some instances. They just sink with him...

I was never a big fan of Conan O'Brien, but the show at least had a grain of cleverness to it.