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Fun at the Movies, "Dancing With the Stars"

By admin Published: April 1, 2008

I took a look at who was bumped from "Dancing With the Stars." Will post that with a brief comment or two after the jump. But first, here's why I was close to a coronary tonight.

The bride and I went up to Cleveland for a screening of "Leatherheads," the new George Clooney movie. Preceded by a trailer for "Baby Mama." The trailer's not right --it's off kilter onscreen so the tops of people's heads are missing. Annoying but not unbearable. Then "Leatherheads" starts. The image is still off. There's a wide black band at the bottom of the screen, and the top of the frame is missing.

I am panicked. There's a publicist sitting behind me, but I don't know if I'm supposed to say anything. But I am also asking myself if I can review a movie where I can't stop thinking about the way people are missing the tops of their heads. As I waffle and a minute or two tick by, another critic comes to the publicist and tells her they need to fix the image. I second his comments. She leaves the theater. Soon enough, the image is in the frame. Clooney's hair is now fully visible. The movie goes on. Next time I will speak.

As for "Dancing" ...

OK, so the Gute is gone. I can live with that. He was not a good dancer. But I would not have been offended had Adam Carolla, Marissa Jaret Winokur or Priscilla Presley had gone instead.

Was bothered that Mario had to wait with the Gute, but the show is nasty about final pairings like this; Bergeron made clear that Mario "is not necessarily in the bottom two." Come on, let's just show the bottom two and not play that game.

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