Harry Shearer

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  • The Simpsons Movie

    Movie Review | Ali | 31st July 2007

    My name is Ali, and I'm a Simpsons apologist. I watch maybe ten or twelve episodes a week and I laugh until I'm sick. I know it's bad for me to get so close to a mere TV show but I just can't help it. People have tried to help me in the past: "Try Family Guy!" they said, "Try South Park!" But they just made me love the Simpsons ...

  • For Your Consideration

    Movie Review | Ali | 10th February 2007

    Christopher Guest stood atop the mountain, cutting a fine figure against the hazy sunset and lush forestry behind him, and raised his horn to his lips. With every last ounce of his strength he blew, and with that, an almighty note sounded across the land, a note so resonant that every creature - from the smallest shrew to the m...

  • A Mighty Wind

    Movie Review | Ali | 12th September 2004

    "It's Spinal Tap with Folk music!" cried the reviews of Christopher Guest's latest improvised mockumentary, but to label it as Tap with mandolins is doing it an injustice. Sure, you'll find Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer combining to create lukewarm water once more, but in reality, A Mighty Wind is more like ...