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Another shameless plug for my Laurel & Hardy Blogathon

MovieMovieBlogBlog is proud to announce the 1st Annual Laurel & Hardy Blogathon!

When: Sat., Oct. 4, 2014.

Where: Right here, at moviemovieblogblog.wordpress.com. (If you have never participated in a blogathon before, click… 662 more words

Laugh: I defy you not to

Laughter releases all sorts of good chemicals – others will know better than I which ones….endorphins…..or is it endolphins – if it is can you swim with them? 218 more words

Ruffneck: Keaton, Laurel, and Hardy at the SF Silent Film Festival

Buster Keaton’s The General is one of those movies that are on every cinephile’s best-of list, and with good reason. Elegantly structured, coolly executed, and funny as hell, the film was Keaton’s own favorite, although it was the movie that almost ruined his reputation when it first came out. 577 more words

Laurel & Hardy in SCRAM! (1932) - It was a dark and stormy night...

It all starts rather innocently, on a rainy night. Stan and Ollie are up before a judge (Rychard Cramer at his most menacing) for vagrancy. He gives them 24 hours to get out of town. 175 more words

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Laurel & Hardy in SHOULD MARRIED MEN GO HOME? (1928) - Not when there's a nearby golf course

(WARNING: Spoilers abound!)

The movie’s title is a bit of a misnomer, because in Should Married Men Go Home?, the married man–Ollie–is home. In a surprising turnaround from the usual situation, the movie opens on a blissful couple buried in the Sunday newspaper. 653 more words

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Did it start with a Puppet Show..? What is Alternative Comedy, and is it anyway?

What is alternative comedy?
Does such a thing exist anymore and, if so, does it require a new label.
As a child, or parasitic growth, of the age of alternative comedy, I wonder what defines it. 823 more words

THE LAUREL-HARDY MURDER CASE (1930) - Murdering the audience's goodwill

The most imaginative thing about The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case is its title. It begins with an expository dialogue sequence that could have been funny, if it hadn’t been so drearily photographed (by George Stevens, of all people). 264 more words

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