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Paul Rudnick - 2015 Williamstown Theatre Festival benefit held at City Winery - Arrivals at City Winery, - New York, New York, United States - Monday 9th February 2015

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Paul Rudnick - Opening night after party for 'The Oldest Boy' at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater - Arrivals at Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 4th November 2014

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Paul Rudnick - Opening night of 'The Nance' at the Lyceum Theatre-Arrivals - New York City, New York , United States - Monday 15th April 2013

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Paul Rudnick - Premiere after party for 'Cinderella' held at Gotham Hall - New York City, USA, NY, United States - Sunday 3rd March 2013

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Paul Rudnick Thursday 15th March 2012 Broadway opening night of 'Death Of A Salesman' at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre - Arrivals.

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In & Out Review


Weak
Lackluster and highly overrated film about a small town schoolteacher who is outed on national TV. The stir it creates in the town is one helluva hootnanny! Or so we are supposed to believe. Droll and not very funny, saved only be a great performance by Kline. Somehow Cusack got an Oscar nomination out of this thing, which proves that, yes, the fix really is in.

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Addams Family Values Review


OK
When I interviewed Barry Sonnenfeld, he told me he passed up Forrest Gump in order to make the sequel to The Addams Family. Bad move, Barry. You should have quit while you were ahead. While Ricci, Julia, and Huston are as fun as ever, this story -- involving a murderous gold digger and a stupid summer camp for the kiddoes -- has nothing on your original. Sorry, but at least you learned from this one, right? We have higher hopes for Men in Black 2.

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Isn't She Great Review


Bad
I'll start by saying up front that I really don't admire Bette Midler. I find her loud, hammy, a bit trashy, and generally obnoxious in every way. Oddly, this instantly qualifies her to play novelist Jacqueline Susann, who was loud, hammy, a bit trashy, and generally obnoxious in every way.

If the name Susann doesn't ring a bell, it's because you're too young. "Jackie" was a washed-up actress and radio star when she penned her first novel, The Valley of the Dolls, which went on to become, at its time, the biggest selling novel ever. Why? In the late 60s the tale of drugs and lurid sex against the backdrop of Hollywood was shocking. Now, it's quite tepid, and so is this film, exploring Susann's rise to fame.

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Marci X Review


Terrible
Better than having your wisdom teeth removed, sans anesthesia, and worse than just about anything that doesn't involve actual physical violence being done to your person, Marci X is a supposed comedy that starts out merely unfunny and progresses into a truly shocking level of unctuous incompetence.

Spawned by the evil pen of Paul Rudnick, Marci X is about Marci (Lisa Kudrow), the rich daughter of a billionaire media tycoon who has to rescue the family empire from a boycott against rapper Dr. S (Damon Wayans, frighteningly unfunny), who's on a Death Row-esque record label owned by Marci's daddy. It all starts with Marci's dad getting a heart attack after receiving word of the boycott - led by Christine Baranski in yet another of her humorless harridan roles - and having to convalesce for a couple weeks. Marci then goes, with her three debutante friends, of course, to a Dr. S concert in order to plead with him to apologize for his profane lyrics, end the controversy, and end daddy's stress.

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The Stepford Wives (2004) Review


Weak
We're almost halfway through 2004, the unofficial Year of the Remake, and we've yet to encounter anything worthwhile from the rehash bin. Here's another case in point: Frank Oz's update of The Stepford Wives, a bitter little throwaway that manages to come off as even worse than the original.

The 1975 Stepford (and Ira Levin's book) was a piece of Americana that was so influential it became part of American slang. It unfortunately isn't a very good movie: If anyone can even remember how it ends, I dare you to e-mail me.

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Isn't She Great Movie Review

Isn't She Great Movie Review

I'll start by saying up front that I really don't admire Bette Midler. I...

Marci X Movie Review

Marci X Movie Review

Better than having your wisdom teeth removed, sans anesthesia, and worse than just about anything...

The Stepford Wives (2004) Movie Review

The Stepford Wives (2004) Movie Review

We're almost halfway through 2004, the unofficial Year of the Remake, and we've yet to...

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