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Modern Family 2.16 "Regrets Only" Review

If you missed last week's return of Fizbo, catch up with my review here.

This week's episode centered around, as was plainly stated in Jay's concluding voiceover (which I didn't hate!  See why below), the need for married couples to listen to each other.  Phil, Mitchell and Jay all had their own problems listening to their spouses, and each had to deal with the consequences.  As a karaoke fan (my "Love Shack" was well known in the Brookline area of Boston from 1999-2000), I actually enjoyed the Jay/Gloria story the best (it had by far the best line of the night, as described below), but there was enough in the other two stories that made me enjoy "Regrets Only" more than last week's "Princess Party," even if it wasn't a great episode.

"Mistaken communications" is a common trope of every type of storytelling, whether it be a play, drama,
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Seriously, Wtf Is Wrong With the Quaids?

Seriously, Wtf Is Wrong With the Quaids?
Why are Randy and Evi Quaid always in trouble as a couple? Is just one of them crazy and the other playing along? —Straight Shooter, via the inbox Whoa, there, Tex. Let's not aim the insanity ammo at varmints who may not actually have tumbleweeds in them thar brains. Yes, the Quaids are in legal trouble. Again. And together. For alleged burglary, this time. They say they own a certain house; the law calls them squatters. This comes after a string of similarly odd incidents, and some actual jail time. But does that have to equate to crazy? Here's what may be going on: Before this latest squatting squabble, the Academy Award nominee and his wife were busted in 2009 for...
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The Complete Monterey Pop Criterion Blu-ray Review

Concert films often work best when they’re about one band. The Last Waltz and Stop Making Sense are great, because you can either like the artist or not, but it’s about their moment, that moment, when they record the show they’re doing. The problem with gig shows, like Monterey Pop, is that not all musicians are created equal. So they have to be about the moment, and the experience. My review after the jump.

Monterey Pop brings together a number of performers, but only a couple will make you lose your minds. But four such performances are enough to make a film like this, and it’s worth celebrating the film for those, and though the film shows where pop music was at that moment, some artists are better than others. The show starts with some Mamas and the Papas, and the song “California Dreaming.” A dreamy,
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