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BOOK REVIEW: Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel by A.W. Jantha By Goth Girl Reads

Goth Girl ReadsBOOK REVIEW: Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel by A.W. JanthaBy Goth Girl ReadsOctober…

VanCity Buzz: Bette Midler brings the razzle dazzle to Rogers Arena (PHOTOS, REVIEW)

VanCity Buzz Bette Midler brings the razzle dazzle to Rogers Arena (PHOTOS, REVIEW) BY ROB FELLER…

The Movie Scene Outrageous Fortune Review

The Movie Scene Worst enemies become best friends, yes “Outrageous Fortune” is a buddy movie, but…

BetteBack January 30, 1987: Outrageous Fortune Washington Post Review

By Rita Kempley Washington Post Staff Writer January 30, 1987 “Outrageous Fortune” marks a motion picture…

BetteBack DECEMBER 31, 1986: Outrageous Fortune Variety Review

Variety Staff DECEMBER 31, 1986 | 11:00PM PT Outrageous Fortune is well crafted, old-fashioned entertainment that…

BetteBack June 27, 1986: Roger Ebert Reviews Ruthless People

Roger Ebert June 27, 1986 It is so hard to play a lovable villain, and Danny…

BetteBack June 27, 1986: New York Times Reviews Ruthless People

New York Times Ruthless People (1986) FILM: ‘RUTHLESS PEOPLE,’ A COMEDY By VINCENT CANBY Published: June…

BetteBack June 1986: Bette Is Superb In Ruthless People

Radio Times Ruthless People June 1986 Airplane! partners Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker and David Zucker teamed…

BetteBack June 27, 1986: Bette Midler Is Priceless In Ruthless People

Philadelphia Inquirer Film: Raunchy Fun In A Farce On Greed By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic…

BetteBack June 27, 1986: LA Times Reviews Ruthless People

LA Times Movie Review : Going Full Bore In ‘Ruthless’ June 27, 1986|MICHAEL WILMINGTON ...  Read More

BetteBack January 31, 1986: NYTimes Reviews “Down And Out”

New York Times Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986) THE SCREEN: BEVERLY HILLS GOTHIC By…

BetteBack January 31, 1986: Roger Ebert Reviews “Down And Out”

Roger Ebert January 31, 1986 Buddy Hackett once said that the problem with Beverly Hills is,…

BetteBack April 6, 1980: The Rose Hits London With A Bang!

Kingston Gleaner April 6, 1980 Every so often, along comes a flamboyant performance bY an actor…

Theater Review: Midler’s showmanship, charisma and rapport are amazing to behold.

Inquirer Charm offensive from Bette Midler By Rito P. Asilo Philippine Daily Inquirer May 3, 2013…

Theater Review: Bette Midler delivers a live-wire impersonation

Beverly Hills Courier George Christy Talks About Bette Midler, Sue Mengers, John Logan’s I’ll Eat You…

Theater Review: Midler hosts the most enjoyable party in town

Slant Holding Court: Bette Midler in I’ll Eat You Last BY JON MAGARIL ON APRIL 30, 2013   Photo:…

Theater Review: The Divine Miss M Never More Divine

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Theater Review: Bette Midler Gives A Gleefully Engaging Performance

Towleroad Bette Midler Opens On Broadway In ‘I’ll Eat You Last:’ REVIEW BY NAVEEN KUMAR 04/26/2013…

Midler Devours Broadway

Next Avenue Bette Midler Devours Broadway The Divine Miss M dishes out tales of a Hollywood…

Theater Review: Midler dives into the role with predictable relish

USA Today ‘I’ll Eat You Last’: Bette Midler at her tastiest Elysa Gardner, USA TODAY11:46 a.m.…

I’ll Eat You Last: Devilishly Delicious

Huffington Post First Nighter: Bette Midler Divine in I’ll Eat You Last April 25, 2013 Tuning…

Midler wins raves on Broadway as Hollywood agent Sue Mengers

CA-ENTERTAINMENT Summary Midler wins raves on Broadway as Hollywood agent Sue Mengers April 25, 2013 NEW…

Theater Review: Bette Midler at her tastiest

courier-journal ‘I’ll Eat You Last’: Bette Midler at her tastiest April 25, 2013 NEW YORK —…

Michael Musto Review: “Midler’s star power and timing have once again proved incomparable…”

Village Voice Bette Midler As Superagent Sue Mengers: My Review By Michael Musto April 25, 2013…

Review: Bette Midler Is Back

Newsday ‘I’ll Eat You Last’ review: Bette Midler is back Published: April 23, 2013 5:54 PM…

Review: Bette Midler Is A Riot

Telegraph Bette Midler in I’ll Eat You Last, A Chat With Sue Mengers, Booth Theatre, New…

Bette Midler Wins Stellar Reviews For “I’ll Eat You Last”

Contact Music Bette Midler – Bette Midler Wins Stellar Reviews As Talent Agent Sue Mengers 25…

Review: “Midler’s keen instincts as a comedian prove invaluable…”

Newsroom Jersey ‘I’ll Eat You Last’ Broadway Review: Bette Midler Twinkles as a Legendary Hollywood Star-Maker…

Review: Midler manages a fabulous feat

Entertainment Weekly Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Apr 24, 2013 The curtain rises on the delicious…

Review: Bette Midler ~ “…she makes this role her bitch”

Hollywood Reporter ‘ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers: Theater Review 6:00 PM PDT…

Review: “…an evening with Midler is always special”

Associated Press Review: Bette Midler gets to make fun of Hollywood April 24, 2013 NEW YORK…

Theater Review: “The role fits Midler like a glove…”

AM New York ’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers By MATT WINDMAN 3…

Review: Bette Midler makes ‘I’ll Eat You Last’ fun

By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic Los Angeles Times Review: Bette Midler makes ‘I’ll…

BetteBack January 18, 1980: Midler album strong effort

Santa Fe New Mexican January 18, 1980 By DAVE MARSH Rolling Stone BETTE MIDLER: “Thighs and…

BetteBack January 16, 1980: “The Rose” isn’t a movie for people who don’t like bad language or good rock.

Cedar Rapids Gazette Weekly News Magazine January 16, 1980 It may not be true that inside…

BetteBack December 29, 1979: Midler Wins War With The Film

Annapolis Capital December 29, 1979 “The Rose” isn’t much of a recollection of the ’60s, as…

BetteBack November 16, 1979: Bette Midler would have to be the flip-side of Barbra Streisand

Paris News November 16, 1979 If the Rolling Stones were considered to be the antithesis of…

BetteBack November 14, 1979: THE ROSE introduces a hurricane named Bette Midler to the screen

Indiana Gazette November 14, 1979 At The Movies By The Associated Press THE ROSE introduces a…

BetteBack November 9, 1979 Movie Review: A Rose Is A Rose Is A … Bette Midler

Santa Ana Orange County Register Evening November 9, 1979 Movie Review: A Rose Is A Rose…

BetteBack November 9, 1979: Midler’s acting blooms in ‘Rose’

Daily Herald November 9, 1979 An out-of-state film critic pompously assured me last week that a…

BetteBack November 8, 1979: Joplin Portrayal by Midler Unexpected Surprise

Blytheville Courier News November 8, 1979 NEW YORK – By the time you realize what’s wrong…

BetteBack October 31, 1979: Bette Midler Takes On Disco

Winnipeg Free Press Big-name artists cling to disco slide October 31, 1979 A lot of established…

BetteBack January 15, 1978: Broken Blossom’s Successful Departure From Camp

Boston Herald Broken Blossom’s Successful Departure From Camp January 15, 1978

BetteBack January 7, 1978: All Aboard On The Bette Midler Party Train

Winnipeg Free Press Party time rolls around again January 7, 1978 What better time,than the festive…

BetteBack December 17, 1977: Broken Blossom Review

Colorado Springs Gazette December 17, 1977 BETTE MIDLER: “Broken Blossom” (Atlantic) Bette Midler could have been…

BetteBack December 8, 1977: The Surprise Variety Show Of The Season

Winnipeg Free Press December 8, 1977 Two specials tonight have a touch of magic: “Bette Midlex-…

BetteBack December 10, 1977: Putting The Fun Back In Sexy

Elyria Chronicle Telegram December 10, 1977 EV’RYBODY WATCHING ABC? Well, maybe they are, but they should…

BetteBack December 8, 1977: Too Much For Television

Winnipeg Free Press December 8, 1977 Midler talent better left to blossom on big stage HOLLYWOOD…

BetteBack December 7, 1977: ‘Ol Red Hair’ Review

Alton Telegraph December 7, 1977 SPECIAL. “BETTE MIDLER – OL! RED IS BACK.” In her first…

BetteBack December 4, 1977: What’s A Nice Girl Like Bette Midler Doing On Prime Time?

The New York Times What’s A Nice Girl Like Bette Midler Doing On The Home Screen?…

BetteBack June 5, 1977: “Live At Last” Review

Phoenix Arizona Republic Manilow, Midler only middling By HARDY PRICE June 5, 1977 Three and a…

BetteBack June 2, 1977: “Live At Last”

Montclair Tribune Live LPs by top groups By Mike Del Rey Pop Music Critic June 2,…

BetteBack June 2, 1977: Rolling Stone Reviews “Live At Last”

Rolling Stone BETTE MIDLER: “Live at Last” (AtlanticSD2-9000). June 2, 1977 Once you get past the…

Sundance Review: ‘Twenty Feet From Stardom’

HitFix Review: Spectacular ‘Twenty Feet From Stardom’ showcases music’s unheralded voices A superb doc that not…

Review: Songs For The New Depression (January 6, 1977)

Santa Ana Orange County Register Review: Songs For The New Depression By JIMM INOOLO January 6,…

Parental Guidance: “I would recommend this movie to families looking for a film everyone can enjoy”

The Dunwoody Patch Parental Guidance Dec 25 2012 You’ll be forgiven if you think “Parental Guidance,”…

Parental Guidance: “…Likeable Comic Performances And A Surprisingly Decent Script”

ViewLondon Parental Guidance December 25 2012 Surprisingly enjoyable family comedy, enlivened by likeable comic performances and…

Parental Guidance: “Bette Midler is tart, touching and tender. Their “Book of Love” duet is a highlight”

“Parental Guidance” Susan Granger’s review of “Parental Guidance” (20th Century-Fox) December 25th 2012 When Artie Decker…

Parental Guidance: Crystal And Midler Crystal and Midler play comfortable versions of the personas we’ve come to know and love….

Arizona Republic ‘Parental Guidance,’ December 25 2012   There’s something to be said for a movie…

Parental Guidance: The Perfect Family Movie

The Examiner ‘Parental Guidance’ is a perfect family movie BY: STEVEN LEBOWITZ December 25, 2012 Grandparents…

Parental Guidance: A Warm, Engaging Film

Philly.com Circle of life, warm and funny CARRIE RICKEY, FILM CRITIC POSTED: Tuesday, December 25, 2012,…

Director Andy Fickman Talks Of The Chemistry Between Crystal And Midler

NBC Bay Area “Parental Guidance” Director Talks “Crazy Chemistry” Of Casting Midler and Crystal Andy Fickman…

Parental Guidance: With Grandparents This Funny, Who Needs Parental Guidance?

Detroit CBS Who Needs “Parental Guidance” With Grandparents Like The “Deckers” December 25, 2012 HOLLYWOOD (WWJ)…

Parental Guidance: “Midler Seems To Be Having Fun…”

The New York Daily News Movie Review: ‘Parental Guidance’ Billy Crystal and Bette Midler do what…

Parental Guidance: Does It Work? You Betcha! ~ The New York Times

The New York Times ‘No Means No,’ and More From Wise Grandparents By MANOHLA DARGIS Published:…

Parental Guidance: “…Midler and Crystal are strong”

Go Beachcomber ‘Parental Guidance’ could control its kids better 1:35 PM, Dec 23, 2012 Parental Guidance…

Parental Guidance: “…A Lot Of Fun And Has Plenty Of Heart”

Switch Parental Guidence – Generations collide By Jess Fenton, 17 December 2012 It’s been years since…

Parental Guidance: “A Feel Good Film About Family Love…” Plus, The Best And Worst Of Family Films

The Kiama Independent Return of the kin Dec. 23, 2012, 3 a.m. There’s at least one…

Movie Review: Parental Guidance ~ “…An Enjoyable Outing To The Cinema”

Stuff ~ New Zealand Billy and Bette’s comic comeback Parental Guidance PG, 105 mins ★★★ It…

Movie Review: Parental Guidance ~ The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter Parental Guidance: Film Review 6:12 PM PST 12/21/2012 by Michael Rechtshaffen The Bottom…

Movie Review: Parental Guidance ~ “The movie kept us laughing from start to finish.”

Newsday Kidsday: ‘Parental Guidance’ review Published: December 21, 2012 2:27 PM By SOFIA FERREZA, KENNEDY KEENAN…

Movie Review: Parental Guidance ~ The Bellingham Herald

The Bellingham Herald ‘Parental Guidance,’ sentimental works Published: December 21, 2012 By ROGER MOORE The family-friendliest…

Movie Review: Parental Guidance ~ The Metro Times

The Metro Times Parental Guidance Meet the grandparents — Crystal and Midler pull out the stops,…

Movie Review: Parental Guidance (Thank You Ron!)

Mister D, thank you for posting the advance screening times for the film. I was able…

BetteBack 1976: Songs For The New Depression Lacks Old Excitement (February 22, 1976)

Gazette Mail Midler’s latest album lacks old excitement By Jim Carnes February 22, 1976 Some performers,…

BetteBack 1976: “Songs” Lacks Simple Power Of A Strong Tune (January 30, 1976)

Boston Herald (Boston, MA) Songs For The New Depression Friday, January 30, 1976

BetteBack 1976: Songs For The New Depression

Lawrence Journal World Women sparkle on new releases February 21, 1976 International Women’s Year may be…

BetteBack 1976: Bette Performs “Depression” In The Round

Mister D: This is the performance that I saw on this tour…. Frederick News Post High…

BetteBack 1975: The Last Laugh Is On This Critic!

Stroudsburg Pocono Record New York’s Voice of Broadway By Jack O’Brian July 1, 1975 .. All…

BetteBack 1975: Clams Does Nothing But Entertain

Lawton Constitiution Broadway Ticket Lines Dispel Recession Blues By Bill Crawford May 14, 1975 “Clams on…

BetteBack 1975: “Clams” Tasty And Divine

Stroudsburg Pocono Record Bette Midler‘s new show is her most divine yet May 10, 1975  …

Hocus Pocus: Blu-Ray Review

Flix 66 Hocus Pocus Blu-ray Review Reviewed by: Kristy Sturdivant ...  Read More

BetteBack 1974: “Here’s Johnny — Magic Moments From The Tonight Show” Is Released

Denton Record Chronicle Johnny Carson: Album records conversation, music highlights December 20, 1974 Some highlights of…

BetteBack Review 1974: “Bette Midler” By Bette Midler

Greenfield Recorder RECORDER World Of Music By Judy Hugg January 17, 1974 There’s not much one…

Another Film Reviewer Compares Ali Graynor (For A Good Time Call) To Bette Midler

Mister D: The reason I’m mentioning her again is that 3-4 film reviews have compared her…

BetteBack Review: “Bette Midler” By Bette Midler ~ December 23, 1973

Hattiesburg American Off The Record By Hal Broome December 23, 1973 Bette Midler‘s flexible and interestingly…

BetteBack: Renowned Critic Gives “Bette Midler” A Fair To Middlin’ Review

Pacific Stars And Stripes Bette Midler’s Latest-Only Middlin’ Fair By ROBERT HILBURN © 1973, The Los…

BetteBack: Bette Midler’s Conducter, Arranger, Producer, Barry Manilow, Comes Into His Own

Lebanon Daily News Record Review December 17, 1973 Behind every good woman is a good man.…

BetteBack Concert: Miss Main Event ~ Bette Midler At The Palace ~

Oakland Tribune Bette Midler Brings ‘Pizzazz’ to Palace December 7, 1973 NEW YORK ,(AP) – Bette…

BetteBack Review: “Bette Midler” By Bette Midler

Daily Review Roek talk from KG Some gift ideas for rock fans By KATHIESTASKA and GEORGE…

BetteBack Review: Bette Midler’s Second Album, “Bette Midler” Is Released…

Greeley Daily Tribune THE WORLD OF MUSIC By JUDY HUGO October 29, 1973   In little…

BetteBack: Second Album To Be Released Early November

Phoenix Arizona Republic Phoenix Arizona The elusive rock dollar October 18, 1973 LINER NOTES . .…

BetteBack: “…now let’s sing it out this time for “Tinkerbell”

Wisconsin State Journal How’s She.Doing? Great, You Bette! By DONALD DAVIES October 17, 1973 The reigning…

BetteBack: An “….Intensified, More Dramatic Version Of Peggy Lee”

Capital Times Bette Midler: Campy, Kooky, And Terrific By ROBERT LaBRASCA October 17, 1973 You have…

BetteBack: Bette Enchants Even On A Particularly Bad Night!

Albuquerque Journal Bette Midler Enchants Audience By SCOTT BEAVEN October 8, 1973 ...  Read More

BetteBack: “Hollywood isn’t dead. It’s sitting right in this chair.” ~ October 4, 1973

Albuquerque Tribune Superstar Bette Midler brings caravan to Albq October 4, 1973 For those who like…

BetteBack: Bette Shimmy’s And Shakes The Phoenix Symphony Hall ~ October 4, 1973

Phoenix Arizona Republic Miss M shakes the house By Hardy Price October 4, 1973 You’ve all…

BetteBack: “Martha Raye would give her eye teeth and a box of poppers for a tour like ours.”

San Mateo Times THE MARQUEE By Barbara Bladen Flashy, Trashy and Infectious Miss M October 1,…

BetteBack Concert Review: “She gave so much. I want to go see her again” ~ September 29, 1973

Oakland Tribune Bette Comes Back September 29, 1973 With due respect to Carol, Little Darlin’ and…

BetteBack: Totally Bananas! ~ September 12, 1973

Press Telegram Bette Midler—wonderful bananas! Story and Photo By DENISE KUSEL September 12, 1973 Lights dimmed.…

BetteBack Review: The Divine Miss M ~ May 19, 1973

Dunkirk Evening Observer Flip Disks By Kenneth Wilk May 19, 1973 Bette Midler is a superstar!…

Jenifer Lewis Review: “…an African-American Bette Midler-plus” ~ July 28, 54 Below

New York Times Self-Aware as a Diva With Showy Peculiarities and Opinions By STEPHEN HOLDEN July…

BetteBack Concert: “There isn’t a performer alive who can match her talents”

Syracuse Post Standard Big, Bubbly Bette Charms 3000 Fans By JOHN WISNIEWSKI April 12, 1973 Bette…

BetteBack Concert Review: “She’s a killer.” ~ April 11, 1973

Redlands Daily Facts Divine Miss M wails, warbles, bounces her way to a million By MURRAY…

BetteBack Album Review: “…the first big star of the 70s”

Arcadia Tribune Musical Notes By Randall Dave April 5, 1973 If you’re not hooked on Bette…

BetteBack Review: The Divine Miss M ~ Bette Midler ~ March 17, 1973

Syracuse Post Standard From All Sides: “Divine Miss M’s” Debut Album Promises Long Ticket Line By…

BetteBack: Troy Concert Review ~ March 3, 1973 ~ Part Two

Bennington Banner MEDIA MASSAGE BY BEVERLY RYAN March 3, 1973 Bette’s reappearance was almost worth the…

BetteBack ~ Troy Concert Review ~ March 3, 1973 ~ Part One

Bennington Banner MEDIA MASSAGE BY BEVERLY RYAN March 3, 1973 THE API FIELDHOUSE is large and…

BetteBack Concert Review: Midler is, in a word, astounding ~ January 23, 1973

Chronicle Telegram Divine Miss M brings oldies to life but in her own inimitable fashion “Tacky…

BetteBack Review: Carly Simon’s “No Secrets” And Bette Midler’s “The Divine Miss Miss M”

Mister D: Another awesome album included here…a watershed work for Ms. Simon, but then there’s…BETTE! Greeley…

BetteBack Review: The Divine Miss M ~ January 12, 1973

Van Nuys Valley News And Green Sheet Bette Midler Puts Utmost Into Act and It’s Paying…

BetteBack Review: The Divine Miss M ~ One Of The Year’s Best ~ December 3, 1972

Abilene Reporter News Platter Chatter Some of the Year’s Best December 3, 1972 Some of this…

BetteBack: Bette At Boarding House Theater in San Francisco ~ November 30, 1972

Oakland Tribune Stage And Screen Robert Taylor November 30, 1972 The Divine Miss M. “”You know…

BetteBack: The Divine Miss M – Bette Midler Is Finally Released ~ Review

Charleston Gazette The Divine Miss M ~ Bette Midler December 2, 1972 THE DIVINE MISS M.…

BetteBack ~ The New “It” Girls Star Rises Fast

Oakland Tribune New star’s fast rise September 13, 1972   Bette Midler may be the fastest-rising…

BetteBack Review May “1971: Midler’s Performance ‘Extraordinary’

Mister D: Pete Townshend of The Who later wrote 2 rock songs for Midler that never…

BetteBack September 18, 1993: Bette Midler – A Force Of Nature

Scoop By Liz Smith Los Angeles Times Syndicate September 18, 1993 That force of nature, Batte…

BetteBack September 17, 1993: Bette Midler Returns Triumphantly To The New York Stage

Syracuse Post Standard Bette Midler returns in triumph for New York run September 17, 1993 By…

BetteBack September 16,1993: Miss M Back Without Missing A Beat

THE STARS AND STRIPES FACES’N’PLACES Thursday. September 16,1993 Bad sign:.The c u r t a in…

BetteBack August 25, 1993: “I’ll bet you expected to see someone … beefier … with buck teeth … red hair … and riding a broom!”

The Indiana Gazette Midler proves she’s still divine Wednesday, August 25, 1993 BURGETTSTOWN – She’s daring,…

BetteBack August 22, 1993: Flack, Midler Collections Great

Syracuse Herald Journal Flack, Midler collections great August 22, 1993 ROBERTA FLACK **** “Softly With These…

BetteBack Review: Bette Midler Enchants In Hocus Pocus

Park Cities People Disney’s Hocus Focus fails to find its audience July 22, 1993 Hocus Pocus…

BetteBack Review: Bette Works Her Magic To Save “Hocus Pocus”

Altoona Mirror ‘Hocus Pocus‘ witches conjure up uneven tale July 20, 1993 Out f i t…

BetteBack Review: “Hocus Pocus” – The lead actresses are the only reasons to see this movie…

Galveston Daily News Here’s another kid flick — but this time, they’re for EATING! David Nathan…

BetteBack Review: “Hocus Pocus” – Casting Spells?

Syracuse Post Standard ‘Hocus Pocus‘ spells disaster By Doug Erode ...  Read More