Tuesday, July 21, 2009

This Week In Netflix

Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007) Description from Netflix: Renowned director John Landis offers up a portrait of legendary comedian Don Rickles (in an Emmy-winning role) by blending clips of Rickles's appearances at the Dean Martin celebrity roasts and on "The Tonight Show" with footage from his stand-up routine and interviews. A slew of celebrities -- including Martin Scorsese, Christopher Guest, Robin Williams, Sarah Silverman, Sidney Poitier and Clint Eastwood -- offer their insights on the man known as "Mr. Warmth."

This was a great documentary on him. Had some great bits and hearing all the stories from friends was great. He and Bob Newhart are great friends so he had some great stuff to say as well.

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008) Description from Netflix: Hosted by Ben Stein, this controversial documentary examines how pro-intelligent design scholars and scientists are often chastised, fired or denied tenured positions by those who believe in Darwin's theory of evolution. Nathan Frankowski's film explores how scientists who believe in God are oppressed and how the acceptance of Darwinism might have played a role in the formation of the Nazi regime.

I gave up after 10 minutes. He wasn't interested in looking at Darwinism. He was interested in making fun of people who are not creationists. I love Ben Stein and I couldn't take this at all.

The Producers (2005) Description from Netflix: Washed-up Broadway producer Max Bialystock (Nathan Lane) schemes with neurotic accountant Leo Bloom (Matthew Broderick) in Mel Brooks's musical. The men plan to raise a ton of money for a play that's sure to be a flop and then keep the extra dough. They pick "Springtime for Hitler," written by a Nazi (Will Ferrell), and hire an offbeat star (Uma Thurman) and a freakish director. But no one can predict the audience's reaction on opening night. …

Oh Dear God this was awful. I only tried it to see John Barrowman (who was awesome) and aside from the actual play "Springtime for Hitler" play, it was unwatchable. Such a shame because the original is such a great movie.

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