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'Non-Stop' a nonstarter - The Seattle Times
'Non-Stop' a nonstarterThe Seattle TimesYou wish Samuel L. Jackson and some snakes might show up; you wish Leslie Nielsen was on board; you wish Dockery would turn all Lady Mary and start ordering Neeson and everyone else around. None of these things happen, and what does happen is ...and more »
Posted on 27 February 2014 | 12:08 am
Home movie takes cover in op shop - Clarence
Home movie takes cover in op shopClarence Valley Daily ExaminerTHIS story is not about some people's questionable taste in home entertainment, but rather a local woman's efforts to help get a family memento back in the right hands. Sherryll Jones purchased this film starring Leslie Nielsen for her grandson from a ...and more »
Posted on 26 February 2014 | 7:42 pm
Push for $50bn defence spend - The
Push for $50bn defence spendThe Australian... grievously offensive or just plain bad can you be before being sacked in politics? Dennis Atkins: Tony Abbott was channelling Leslie Nielsen when quizzed on contradictions about the role and responsibilities of former Coalition staffer Alastair ...and more »
Posted on 26 February 2014 | 1:45 pm
PARTY GAMES: Amid fireworks and explosions,
PARTY GAMES: Amid fireworks and explosions, PM Tony Abbott insists there is ...Courier MailPOLICE Sergeant Frank Drebin, played by Leslie Nielsen in The Naked Gun movie, stood next to an exploding fireworks factory and implored rubber-nickers not to look. “There's nothing to see here. Move along. Keep moving,” he kept repeating. Tony Abbott ...and more »
Posted on 26 February 2014 | 6:03 am
5 reasons Ellen is worthy of hosting the
5 reasons Ellen is worthy of hosting the OscarsRegina Leader-PostLeslie Nielsen, ladies and gentlemen! I had no idea, wow." She allowed Martin Short, in a fat suit no less, to fall on top of her onstage as Jiminy Glick. Then, she reappeared onstage as Björk, wearing a white dress, complete with swan head and beak ...
Posted on 26 February 2014 | 1:30 am
Leslie NielsenFrom All Movie Guide: Although his career stretches back half a century and includes over 100 films and countless TV programs, Leslie Nielsen gained true fame late in his career, when he starred in a series of comic spoofs beginning with 1980's Airplane!.
Posted on 7 March 2014 | 8:00 am
Leslie Nielsen keeps fans laughing fromNielsen passed away in November 2010 at the age of 84 and in a final fitting tribute to his love of fart jokes the comic requested that, ‘Let ‘er rip’ was inscribed on his gravestone. Nielsen loved gags about gas and whoopee cushions and ...
Posted on 3 June 2011 | 8:35 am
Surely Leslie Nielsen can't be gone! TributeAll together now: He is gone, and stop calling me Shirley. Today we also lost Irvin Kershner, director of The Empire Strikes Back. This is the saddest I've been since I learned Pat Boone was still alive. Leslie Nielsen ... "Dracula: Dead and Loving It ...
Posted on 29 November 2010 | 2:04 am
Leslie Nielsen and his legacy of one-linersLeslie Nielsen, the straight-faced comic ... And we realized that what we had here was a 10-year-old dipstick parading around as a genteel 50-year-old." "You take a chance getting up in the morning, crossing the street....or sticking your face in a ...
Posted on 28 November 2010 | 9:15 pm
Leslie Nielsen Movie Marathon: 12 BestLeslie Nielsen, whose longtime career as a dramatic actor took a sudden turn into comedy with spoofs like "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun," has died at age 84, his family said Sunday. The Canadian-born Nielsen's career reached back into the early days..
Posted on 28 November 2010 | 2:05 pm
Correction: Obit-Leslie NielsenIn a story Nov. 29 about the death of Leslie Nielsen, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he played the king of France in "The Vagabond King." He played Thibault.
Posted on 1 December 2010 | 8:41 am
'Airplane!', 'Forbidden Planet' actorDespite decades spent playing sober commanders and serious captains, Leslie Nielsen insisted that he was always made for comedy. He proved it in his career's second act.
Posted on 28 November 2010 | 6:11 pm
5Top: Movies that revolve around eatingWhen a young woman (Lumi Cavazos) is kept from marrying the man she loves, her culinary creations become the manifestation of her broken heart. Shedding a few tears into the batter of the wedding cake she makes when her lover marries her older sister, the resulting dessert makes the entire party weep. When he gives her a dozen roses and she uses the petals in a quail recipe, the result is a dish that makes everyone at the table feel, well, extra spicy. Many movies tap into our feelings about eating, but this is one where a chef’s creations express the emotional state of their creator. Mexican cuisine gets a series of delectable close-ups in this adaptation of the Laura Esquivel novel (featuring a screenplay by Esquivel herself).
Posted on 27 July 2009 | 10:58 am
‘The Women’ a flick chicks will hateLargely forgotten among the heyday of MGM musicals in the post-WWII period is 1956’s “The Opposite Sex,” a disappointing attempt to inject men, music and Metrocolor into George Cukor’s 1939 classic “The Women,” which featured an all-female cast. Whereas “The Women” featured immortals like Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell and Joan Crawford exchanging barbed dialogue by Anita Loos and Claire Boothe Luce, “Sex” gave us such inadequate substitutes as June Allyson and Joan Collins; even worse, the man these two were fighting over was no longer unseen on screen — he had somehow become the utterly bland, pre-“Airplane!” Leslie Nielsen.
Posted on 9 September 2008 | 1:01 pm