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Topic: Burt

Something Big

Oh, it’s ‘Something,’ all right: in questionable taste.


Comedy

Rod Lott
When I think of Dean Martin, I think of cocktails, not cowboys. Making a long-overdue DVD bow, 1971's Something Big outfits the Rat Pack veep in Western wear for a comedic go-round as one Joe Baker.
 
Monday, October 8, 2012

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Abracadaverage!


Comedy

Rod Lott
There’s nothing wrong per se with The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. It just desperately lacks the edge you know it had to have at some early stage, but lost somewhere in all the tinkering to tailor it to a widest-possible audience. Enough hints of it remain to make the movie worth a watch — perfectly agreeable, if perfectly forgettable.
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Swimmer

Lap up this Lancaster obscurity.


Drama

Rod Lott
What's an old-school Hollywood legend like Burt Lancaster doing on a label like Grindhouse Releasing? After viewing The Swimmer, I still don't know. As odd as the 1968 obscurity is, it's still too classy to be caught dead in a grindhouse theater. What matters ultimately is that it's on Blu-ray at all.
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
 
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