Scott T. Rivers

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (49 of 59)
Location: Atlanta, GA
In My Own Words:
Scott T. Rivers is a film historian, writer, editor and researcher. He received his BA and MFA in Film Studies from the University of Utah.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 460,256 - Total Helpful Votes: 49 of 59
Laurel & Hardy Volume 11 - Saps At Sea/Music Short&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Stan Laurel
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Though "Saps at Sea" (1940) looks like a pair of three-reel comedies stuck together, the result is undiluted Laurel and Hardy. This streamlined feature marked Stan and Ollie's last production for Hal Roach, with The Boys making the most out of thin material. Memorable appearances by Jimmy Finlayson, Rychard Cramer and Ben Turpin add to the fun. No classic, but superior to the team's mostly dispiriting post-Roach efforts. The addition of classic shorts such as "You're Darn Tootin" (1928) and "Below Zero" (1930) kick this DVD up a notch.
The Stan And Ollie Collection: Utopia [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Stan Laurel
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A 1951 French-Italian production, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's unjustly maligned "Atoll K" deserves another look. If you have only seen the mutilated public-domain dupes of "Utopia" (the 1954 U.S. release), the 87-minute "Dick und Doof erben eine Insel" is quite a surprise in terms of its excellent print quality and the additional subplot with co-star Suzy Delair. The team's cinematic swansong includes some memorable sight gags and a surprising amount of political satire. Though somewhat marred by Stan and Ollie's declining health, the admirably offbeat "Atoll K" remains superior to the team's post-Hal Roach efforts.
Prince - Sign 'O' The Times [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Prince
If you were fortunate enough to see its original theatrical release, Prince's "Sign 'O' the Times" (1987) truly rocked the big screen. His Royal Badness and Company kick out the jams for a high-energy performance. The Sheila E. drum solo is one for the ages - along with flat-out brilliant renditions of "Hot Thing" and "Forever in My Life." Prince's finest 85 minutes on celluloid.