Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN
20th Century Fox,
Dir: Alfonso Cuaron
Best friends Tenoch and Julio (Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal), the former a wealthy aristocrat's son and the latter from a working class background, take off on a free-wheeling road trip through Mexico. While on the road, they meet and befriend a seductive older woman (Maribel Verdu), who helps the young men learn some valuable things about themselves, while guarding a few secrets of her own. With sensuous cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Two-time Patsy Award winner Orangey stars as Rhubarb, a kitty who inherits a sizable sum of money and pro baseball team the Brooklyn Loons when his millionaire owner (Gene Lockhart) dies. The team protests being owned by a cat, so the Loons manager (Ray Milland) must come up with ways of convincing the ball players that the feline is good luck. With Jan Sterling.
The Victor Herbert operetta was adapted as a musical comedy vehicle for funnyman duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, and it remains as fantastically fresh and entertaining as when it was first released. In addition to the whimsical slapstick hijinks supplied by the boys, the fantasy elements are especially well-handled with the march of the wooden soldiers and the shivery climactic invasion of the bogeymen emerging as memorable highlights.