POTD: Carl Reiner’s Final Performance

POTD: Carl Reiner’s Final Performance

Here’s something so special I wish I could embed it — Carl Reiner’s final performance. It’s part of a fan-film version of “The Princess Bride” that Jason Reitman has done with dozens of celebrities for the Quibi streaming service...
MYMNK: “Hopscotch”

MYMNK: “Hopscotch”

I have just re-watched one of my all-time favorites, the 1980 spy comedy, “Hopscotch,” and am finally giving it a spot on my Movies You Might Not Know list. As “Hopscotch” begins, Miles Kendig (Walter Matthau), the chief of CIA activity in...
What I’m Watching

What I’m Watching

Here are reviews of five things I’ve watched lately… “Ann” is Holland Taylor’s one-woman show about the late Ann Richards, who came to national attention when she gave the keynote speech at the 1988 Democratic National Convention and...
Thanks For Everything, Carl

Thanks For Everything, Carl

I’m saddened to hear of the death of comedy legend Carl Reiner, who was a guest on my radio show more times than almost anyone else. In addition to his accomplishments in television and movies — which I’ll get to — Carl was a natural...
POTD: “Play It Again, Bob”

POTD: “Play It Again, Bob”

In posting yesterday’s Picture Of The Day — an SCTV parody of a famous scene from “Taxi Driver” as done by Bob Hope, Woody Allen, and others — I mentioned that Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis did the best-ever impressions of those two comedy...
POTD: SCTV’s “Taxi Driver”

POTD: SCTV’s “Taxi Driver”

Here are four-clips-in-one from SCTV circa 1980, with cast members doing impressions of Bob Hope, Woody Allen, Gregory Peck, and Dick Cavett in a scene from “Taxi Driver.” While the last two are okay, it’s the first two that make this worthwhile,...