The Ultimate sting

Written by Holly and Shirley Yanez


The Ultimate Sting Looking for Harvey Weinstein Brassy, ballsy and full of energy.

A totem of two womenís struggle to do something worthwhile in life, it certainly knows how to serve up endless comical observations. This is what comedy is supposed to be. The delivery, too, is polished, every line, every joke, enhancingrepparttar material, making for a thoroughly enjoyable read. The women and their breathless brand of glamorous, gossipy, camp, snobby, self-deprecating, fast-paced banter is second to none but it isrepparttar 136593 delivery that sells this story, as this story, is a reality they live every day. This out ofrepparttar 136594 box, true tawdry tale, brags an A list celebrity cast of characters for real butrepparttar 136595 side splitting comedy is served up atrepparttar 136596 expense of two unknown likely lasses fromrepparttar 136597 North of England. Two fatal mistakes, namelyrepparttar 136598 jailers, an anonymous pair of devastatingly handsome Latino American brothers, natives of Los Angeles andrepparttar 136599 two Brits find themselves trapped in Hollywood whererepparttar 136600 water list is more extensive thanrepparttar 136601 wine list, smoking is a hanging offence and cheese can only be found betweenrepparttar 136602 athletes foot infested toes of every all American wannabe. Written inrepparttar 136603 third person, it gives a voyeuristic peak intorepparttar 136604 rarely told but more frequently experienced Hollywood; that is, if youíre a nobody.

No Stars for the Eclipse

Written by Robert Levin


One weathercaster called it a ďmust-see light and shadow show byrepparttar Old Master Himself,Ē but I canít say this last solar eclipse was worthy ofrepparttar 136559 recommendation. Not even total, and staged (in my location anyway) behind a thick cloud cover that served only to diffuserepparttar 136560 vivid contrasts essential to any dramatic effect,repparttar 136561 ďOld MasterĒ might have been faxing it in from deep space somewhere for allrepparttar 136562 incandescence it could claim. Quite frankly, as light shows go, I thought more interesting work was being done atrepparttar 136563 Electric Circus back inrepparttar 136564 '60s.

Now letís please not have any misunderstandings. Iím aware that Iím criticizingrepparttar 136565 performance of a venerable figure who, overrepparttar 136566 eons and in every conceivable form and category, has compiled an impressive oeuvre. If I have to confess that a lot of His stuff is not to my taste, that I find much of it heavy-handed or impenetrable (when, indeed, it is not distracted and slack), this doesnít mean Iíve failed to recognizerepparttar 136567 enormous contribution Heís made.

Iím thinking, of course, ofrepparttar 136568 models some of His stunning manipulations ofrepparttar 136569 more volatile natural elements provided forrepparttar 136570 Irwin Allen disaster films. And, to be sure, thereís His introduction of death itself which, brilliantly counterbalancing His earlier invention of genders and sex, forestalledrepparttar 136571 unwieldy prospect of twenty-thousand expansion teams in justrepparttar 136572 American League East (and, say,repparttar 136573 2005 playoffs extending well intorepparttar 136574 2020 season). But thatís hardly beenrepparttar 136575 limit of this remarkable innovationís reach and impact. In its absence, "Scream 2," which everyone agrees was even better than "Scream," would doubtless have languished in perpetual turnaround since filmgoers would have foundrepparttar 136576 emotions of fear and panic depicted inrepparttar 136577 original much too weird and elusive for a sequel to ever be greenlighted.

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