Daily Archives: July 1, 2010

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Two On A Guillotine

“Two on a Guillotine” on DVD

Twenty years ago, a little accident with a guillotine trick left magician Duke Duquesne’s wife and on-stage assistant without a head…and their baby daughter Cassie without a mother. Now The Great Duquesne may have another trick up his sleeve. He dies, leaving Cassie a sizeable inheritance if she’ll spend seven […]

The Wiz is …

When The Wiz came out in theaters they played commercials for it all the time in my local market. I REALLY wanted to go, but never got the chance. In retrospect, these commercials are less compelling than I remember.

Popeye

In my youth (victory was a power pellet? – Ed) my father would generally take me to Showbiz Pizza every Saturday afternoon and give me a very generous five dollars worth of tokens to spend in a glorious haze of pixelated fun for an hour or so. When my pocket […]

Alpiner

So you want to climb a mountain? Oh, I’ll just bet you do. Alpiner is simple in theory. Make it to the top of six mountains and you win. But if only it weren’t for those pesky snakes, trees, fires, skunks, bears, lions, vultures, bat caves, avalanches, and abominable snowmen […]