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First Monday In October (1981)

Can you see Walter Matthau as a rather grumpy member of the supreme court justice system?

Not really much of a stretch to see Walter play anything with a grumpy, sarcastic slant to it. 563 more words

Daily Take

Throwback Trailer: The Fortune Cookie (1966)

While taping a football game, cameraman Harry Hinkle (Jack Lemmon) ends up slightly injured after a collision with star player “Boom Boom” Jackson (Ron Rich). When Hinkle’s scheming brother-in-law, lawyer Willie Gingrich (Walter Matthau), catches wind of the incident, he wants Hinkle to feign paralysis to scam the insurance company. 28 more words

Throwback Trailer

"What the hell do they expect for their lousy 35 cents - to live forever?"

The NYC subways are still frustrating. There are delays due to construction, signal malfunctions, sick passengers, police activity etc etc.  One friend (who’s lived here longer than me) hears “this train is being momentarily held in the station by the dispatcher” and insists there’s no central dispatcher behind the (at times) seemingly random service. 300 more words

Buyer's Remorse

Finally caught up with THE HEARTBREAK KID after meaning to see it for years. Father Ted creators Graham Linehan & Arthur Matthews rate this one as a favourite, which marks it out as above the general run of Neil Simon movies, and it’s almost unique among NS films in that it has a recognized director, Elaine May. 564 more words


Jack Lemmon: The Odd Couple (1968)

The Film:
The Odd Couple is basic in its plot, but is memorable in its content. The film follows Felix Ungar (Jack Lemmon), whose wife has recently separated from him. 861 more words


Hey, Mo'!

With the World Series approaching and rumbles reminiscent of “roid rage” erupting in the dugouts and on the diamonds, perhaps we ought to harken back to a simpler time, a time of black-and-white photographs and jazz music and gentlemanly behavior among those ballplayers our grandfathers (and many of our grandmothers, to be sure!) idolized as kids. 716 more words

Jews And Pop Culture