audio review : I’m A Mean Ole Lion ( song ) … Ted Ross

This is a song from The Wiz. “Beware,” Ted Ross, playing the role of The Cowardly Lion, warns, “This is the king of the jungle here.” He stretches that last word out to a roar, of course, and those yellow-brick bridges, laced with the royal blare of trumpets, sound magnificent. The rest of the song is also nice.

my rating : 4 of 5


audio review : I'm A Mean Ole Lion ( song ) ... Ted Ross

video review : 12 Angry Men

video review : 12 Angry Men

“I’m getting a little tired of this yackety-yakking back and forth,” an exasperated, though not quite Angry, man declares. It’s a sentiment you might find yourself agreeing with as you watch a movie that plays and feels like a real-time jury deliberation. It’s an intriguing concept with interesting dialogue, but it gets redundant after a while and the characterization, particularly in relation to the ending resolution, is somewhat unrealistic.

my rating : 3 of 5