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click to enlarge - Music and Lyrics (PG-13)  -  -  -  - Warner Bros.  -  - By all accounts, Music and Lyrics is the type of - movie that I should hate. It's a predictable and quite - insipid romantic comedy starring the atrociously - irritating Drew Barrymore. Problem is, I really enjoy the - presence of Hugh Grant. He's so damn likable in - everything he's in, and this time he's at his charmingly - smarmy best in Music and Lyrics, playing a - washed-up 1980s pop star trying to make a comeback. - So good, in fact, is his fun performance that you actually - forget that Barrymore is slothing about in the - background. At least, you forget for a short while. As an - additional bonus, the original '80s-vintage songs and - videos provide just as much enjoyment as the flick. Hugh - Grant, you win again.  Louis Fowler -
  • Music and Lyrics (PG-13)

    Warner Bros.

    By all accounts, Music and Lyrics is the type of movie that I should hate. It's a predictable and quite insipid romantic comedy starring the atrociously irritating Drew Barrymore. Problem is, I really enjoy the presence of Hugh Grant. He's so damn likable in everything he's in, and this time he's at his charmingly smarmy best in Music and Lyrics, playing a washed-up 1980s pop star trying to make a comeback. So good, in fact, is his fun performance that you actually forget that Barrymore is slothing about in the background. At least, you forget for a short while. As an additional bonus, the original '80s-vintage songs and videos provide just as much enjoyment as the flick. Hugh Grant, you win again. Louis Fowler

click to enlarge The Girls Next Door: Season 2 - (NR)  -  -  - 20th Century Fox  -  - Follow the obviously staged, not very funny - misadventures of three blonde, carbon-copy, not very - smart Playmates who are famous only for dating - octogenarian Hugh Hefner. As the infamous Hef - becomes more doddering and more of a drooling mess, - they spend his money like it's going out of style and - throw one party after another. It's like a step-by-step - guide to gold-digging, but of course they skip over the - obvious question we're all wondering and asking: What's - it like to bang an 80-year-old dude? Sure, they're all - photo-ready smiles, seductively posed and into all sorts - of hijinks, but they can't be too happy about it, right? - Maybe this is all part of some huge feminist conspiracy? -  Louis Fowler
  • The Girls Next Door: Season 2 (NR)

    20th Century Fox

    Follow the obviously staged, not very funny misadventures of three blonde, carbon-copy, not very smart Playmates who are famous only for dating octogenarian Hugh Hefner. As the infamous Hef becomes more doddering and more of a drooling mess, they spend his money like it's going out of style and throw one party after another. It's like a step-by-step guide to gold-digging, but of course they skip over the obvious question we're all wondering and asking: What's it like to bang an 80-year-old dude? Sure, they're all photo-ready smiles, seductively posed and into all sorts of hijinks, but they can't be too happy about it, right? Maybe this is all part of some huge feminist conspiracy? Louis Fowler

click to enlarge Creepshow III (R)  -  -  - HBO Home Video  -  - Ana Clavell and James Glenn Dudelson need to be - stopped. It seems as though they're buying up the rights - to whatever George Romero properties they can, then - releasing horrible, in-name-only sequels that do their - damnedest to tarnish the predecessors' good names. - They did it with the absolutely abysmal Day of the - Dead 2: Contagium, and now, they're back with the - even more abhorrent Creepshow III, a bargain- - basement sequel that features no participation from - either Romero or Stephen King. Like the original, it's an - anthology flick, but completely devoid of any of the - spooky, comics-flavored fun that made the original two - work. It's just gore for gore's sake, and even that gets - tiresome.  Louis Fowler
  • Creepshow III (R)

    HBO Home Video

    Ana Clavell and James Glenn Dudelson need to be stopped. It seems as though they're buying up the rights to whatever George Romero properties they can, then releasing horrible, in-name-only sequels that do their damnedest to tarnish the predecessors' good names. They did it with the absolutely abysmal Day of the Dead 2: Contagium, and now, they're back with the even more abhorrent Creepshow III, a bargain- basement sequel that features no participation from either Romero or Stephen King. Like the original, it's an anthology flick, but completely devoid of any of the spooky, comics-flavored fun that made the original two work. It's just gore for gore's sake, and even that gets tiresome. Louis Fowler

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