February 8, 2013 |
Rex Reed, the famed film critic of the New York Observer, is no fan of Melissa McCarthy nor her latest flick, "Identity Thief. " In his review, Reed trashed the zany comedy that costars Jason Bateman as a victim of McCarthy's felonious identity-stealing con artist. But the film wasn't the only thing taking a beating. Reed went on to describe the Emmy Award-winning "Mike & Molly" star as "cacophonous," "tractor-sized," a "humongous creep" and a "hippo" in the review. REVIEW: Laughs stolen in 'Identity Thief' "Melissa McCarthy is a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success," Reed wrote . "Poor Jason Bateman.
August 3, 2012 |
Deputies with the Orleans County Sheriff's Department were rousted from a quiet Thursday afternoon in their Newport, Vt., office this week by a car alarm - from their own parking lot. Two deputies bolted for the door. In the back lot, they found five cruisers, one transport van and another department vehicle crushed on the concrete like soon-to-be-recycled cans. They also saw a large tractor rumbling down the road and out of sight. Without cars, the deputies couldn't start a car chase, so they set out on foot.
June 15, 2012 |
It didn't take long for the families to swarm Mater's Junkyard Jamboree, one of the three main rides at Disney's California Adventure's Cars Land, which opened to the public Friday morning. Tractors zipped around in circles, not unlike the Mad Tea Party ride at Disneyland next door, swinging the passenger-bearing trailers behind them. In the background, Mater, the rusty tractor character from the "Cars" films voiced by comic Larry the Cable guy, sang a rotation of square-dance ditties to banjo and fiddle accompaniment. Visitor reactions to the ride, and to Cars Land overall, were generally positive from a first-day crowd of admitted Disney fans.
December 1, 2011 |
What better reason to take a trip to Northern California than to catch holiday tractor parades? Dazzling lights strung on farm vehicles has become a tradition in towns with a strong agri-centric ethic. How else could you explain such a spectacle? Calistoga : The 16th annual Lighted Tractor Parade begins 7 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in the Napa Valley town known for its vineyards and small-town vibe. And it's not just decked-out tractors that line up. Trucks and construction equipment join tractors new and old in getting decked out for the occasion.
May 12, 2011 |
The Lakers might still be talking three-peat if the Milwaukee Bucks had kept Dirk Nowitzki after taking the sharpshooting German phenom in the 1998 NBA draft.… Instead the Bucks traded the No. 9 pick to the Dallas Mavericks in a draft-day deal that brought them No. 6 pick Robert "Tractor" Traylor , found dead Wednesday in Puerto Rico.… Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle this week called Nowitzki a "top 10 player in NBA history....
March 13, 2011 |
The driver of a tour bus that crashed on an expressway early Saturday, killing at least 14 people, said he lost control after being clipped by a tractor-trailer that didn't stop as the bus veered across the road, tipped onto its side and slid hundreds of feet before being sliced nearly in half by a metal post. On Saturday evening, state police said they were questioning the driver of a tractor-trailer who had been in the vicinity of the pre-dawn crash and were inspecting his vehicle, which was found in two places: the tractor was in Westchester County, north of New York City, and the trailer was found on Long Island.