Lewis Ebony: Old Yeller – Real Time Within Borgata In Atlantic City

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  • RuthAnn Swain 3 years ago
    16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Hilarious, May 5, 2014
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    Lewis Black is one of my favorites.
    He hits the nail on the head every time.
    Smart, irreverent, but not dirty, very tuned
    into current events, you will laugh til
    you cry! Mr Black always makes
    you think about our society as well.
    A baby boomer who laughs at his own
    generation.
    Required listening for anyone who
    enjoys political and social humor.
    A smart comedian! A gifted comedian!

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  • D. B. Patterson 3 years ago
    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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    Great, Great, GREAT, January 23, 2014
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    D. B. Patterson (Tarpon Springs, FL) –

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    I have been a fan of this man for years. Each of his recorded stand-up performances are top-notch, but this one feels like ‘Old School’ Lewis Black. And I loved seeing his two parents, both of them in their mid 90s, sitting on the crowd laughing at their son.

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  • Jon Starlight 3 years ago
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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    lewis black, i am your son., August 2, 2014
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    This review is from: Lewis Black: Old Yeller – Live At the Borgata In Atlantic City (Amazon Instant Video)
    Please Lewis Black, can we get more live taped shows? This humor is right up my alley and I could watch it ten times in a row but who would actually do something like that? It’s just something we say about things we enjoy…I think. Anyway you probably are only reading this because you don’t already know Lewis Black. That’s your first mistake. Watch the show already! You need to see this!

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  • Ignatius Reilly 3 years ago
    56 of 65 people found the following review helpful
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    2nding the notion that the unrated version pales in comparison to the original, January 25, 2006
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    Ignatius Reilly (Portland, OR USA) –

    This is one of the funniest movies I’ve had the pleasure of catching at a movie theater in a long time. I thought I was purchasing more laughs for my buck buying the UNRATED version, but much to my disappointment this is definitely a case of MORE is LESS. The added scenes do nothing to enhance the original; in fact, I’d say 90% of these added scenes should have been left as “deleted scenes.” They hurt the comedic pacing of the original. If you thoroughly enjoyed the original at the theaters, stay away from this unrated version. In fact, I’m so disappointed in this unrated version, I’m tempted to buy the r-rated “original” version even though it only comes in full screen (why the original is unavailable in the widescreen format is also cause for this fan to roll his eyes in disbelief).

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  • Erik Olson 3 years ago
    57 of 71 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A 40-Year-Old Virgin’s review…, March 9, 2007
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    Erik Olson (Ridgefield, WA United States) –
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    My first viewing of “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” was late in its theatrical run. By then it had been banished to the smallest theater in the multiplex, so me and (I assume) the only other middle-aged virgin in town were its sole audience. I wish I’d seen it sooner, because it’s now one of my all-time favorite comedies.

    Forty-year-old Andy Stitzer lives a comfortably regimented singleton life – similar to the main character from “About a Boy,” except chaste, uncool, and with no internal monologue. He works in the service department of Smart Tech, a Circuit City-like electronics store. One day, a couple of coworkers ask him to be the fifth man at a poker party. He accepts, but during the game is outed as a virgin. The rest of the movie revolves around his friends’ outrageous attempts to get him hooked up, along with Andy’s determined efforts to overcome his fear of women and woo Trish, an attractive customer who owns an online auction store across the street.

    This could easily have been another lowbrow copulation comedy. However, it’s much better than that. Steve Carell (also a co-writer) does a fine job of making Andy into a sympathetic character. Indeed, I easily identified with his motivations and actions: the bad experiences that led him to forsake dating, his escape into fantasy, and even the mundane activities he uses to fill his solitary life. Andy’s friends are also intriguing because they represent flawed approaches to women. David (Paul Rudd) is obsessed with a gal who dumped him years ago, Cal (Seth Rogan) objectifies females, and the serial cheater Jay (Romany Malco) can’t commit to his longsuffering girlfriend.

    The movie has been lengthened in this DVD edition by 17 minutes with additional and extended scenes. As for DVD extras, this edition is packed with a decent assortment. Deleted scenes like Andy’s public karaoke debut added depth to the characters. A series of outtakes include the usual blown lines, gaffes, and laughing fits. The lively commentary contains interesting bits of trivia on the filmmaking process. However, it was a bit too crowded for my taste (just about everybody shows up), and Seth Rogan has a tendency to dominate the proceedings. Unfortunately, Catherine Keener is a glaring absence. Her portrayal of Trish is excellent, and I really wanted to hear her perspective. Finally, the other featurettes, such as the waxing scene “making-of” bit, are stock, but passable.

    Although it’s somewhat raunchy, as a Christian I have to commend “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” for a single crucial thing: it’s the only mainstream movie I know of that makes chastity until marriage look like a grand idea. That alone is enough to recommend it (even if my pastor disagrees). But the humor, story, characters, and performances are also worth the watch – especially if someday, like me, you hope to sing “Age of Aquarius” on your honeymoon.

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