Tag Archives: Dan Aykroyd

Blues Brothers 2000 - * 1/2*

The Blues Brothers was a wonderful film, a hilarious comedy packed with good music. It cried out for a sequel, but John Belushi’s untimely death seemed to eliminate the idea. However, eighteen years have passed, and the long dormant sequel … Continue reading

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Grosse Pointe Blank - * * *

Grosse Pointe Blank is a darkly amusing black comedy that needs a better title. John Cusack is Martin Blank, a hitman for hire, who has just been invited to his 10 year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (hence … Continue reading

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My Fellow Americans - * * 1/2*

Director Peter Segal manages to draw a few laughs out of a film that might have been titled Grumpy Old Presidents Hit the Road. Republican Russell Kramer (Jack Lemmon) and Democrat Matt Douglas (James Garner) are longtime political rivals, each … Continue reading

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Celtic Pride - * 1/2*

Celtic Pride is a rather flimsy comedy centering on the antics of two fanatic basketball fans. Dan Aykroyd and Daniel Stern play the loyal, superstitious fans of the Boston Celtics. When their team makes the playoffs, they are ecstatic; when … Continue reading

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Getting Away with Murder - 1/2*

Hopelessly tasteless comedy that gets off on the wrong foot and never recovers. Dan Aykroyd is a hopelessly moralistic ethics professor who discovers that his neighbor, Jack Lemmon, may be a notorious Nazi mass-murderer. In a sense of indignant outrage, … Continue reading

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