Tag: Coming To America

  • Buchwald Vs Paramount
    Buchwald Vs Paramount

    I spent some time on this in the latest episode of Comedy Is …, but there’s so much more to the Art Buchwald versus Paramount Pictures case, and the contract breach around Coming To America. It lead to a second, and then a third, trial, both of which were landmarks in their own right. Here’s…

  • Comedy Is … Most Amusing, Sir
    Comedy Is … Most Amusing, Sir

    During the heyday of those VHS rental years, where we would save our pocket money, then rush to the rental shop and spend hours trying to pick movies, I remember almost every tape we rented having a trailer for another brilliant looking Eddie Murphy movie. I must have been 11 or 12 when I first…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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