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Grumpy Old Men (1993) / Grumpier Old Men (1995)


There’s something wonderful about Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon abusing each other for our pleasure (“Good morning, dickhead.” “Hello, moron.”). The whole home was crammed into the TV room when I got back from the Co-op, 2-4-1 DVD in hand. 597 more words

Movies For Middle Age

The Bad News Bears (1976)

By Richard Winters

My Rating: 8 out of 10

4-Word Review: From losers to winners.

Ex-minor league baseball player and now full-time pool cleaner Morris Buttermaker (Walter Matthau) gets hired to coach a bunch of unskilled, untalented kids in a competitive baseball Little League. 1,024 more words


Grumpy Old Men (1993)

A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street. (IMDb)

Lemmon and Matthau have good chemistry, but the titular schtick gets, well, old pretty quickly, and kind of weird when it gets intense and you’re not sure if you should laugh or not (see Max going crazy at the ice fishing spot). 50 more words

A New Leaf (1971)

Plot: Henry Graham (Walter Matthau) has always lived as a man of means, able to do as he pleases and enjoy a luxurious lifestyle. But his excessive spending habits have finally caught up with him and soon, he will ousted from the high society world he knows so well and forced to survive on his own skills. 551 more words

A Novel Idea.... The Next Chapter.

Never judge a movie by it’s book cover.

In my never ending search for movie memorabilia I frequently hit book shops and thrift stores and inevitably find myself looking at the book shelves.  228 more words


A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Dir. Elia Kazan. Starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Walter Matthau

Here’s my Slate pitch about A Face in the Crowd: its best piece is its greatest weakness. 1,374 more words