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I made another attempt to download What About Dick? and it downloaded fine. I then transferred the file to my TiVo and it plays fine there and looks pretty darned good since I downloaded the hi-def version. I still don't understand the storyline but, hey, you can't have everything.

A favorite movie of mine is The Comic, the 1969 feature directed by Carl Reiner and starring Dick Van Dyke as a semi-great silent movie comedian who makes a fine mess of his life. The film did not do great business when it opened because, I suspect, it looked like a light-hearted laugh riot and was actually grimmer and darker than audiences expected. Anyway, if you're in the Los Angeles area, you might want to know that the New Beverly Cinema over on Beverly Boulevard near La Brea is running it on Tuesday evening and that Mssrs. Reiner and Van Dyke will be appearing with it. As of this moment, tickets are still available so you can get yours just as I got mine.