The first edition of Complete Idiot's Guide to Bridge
by H. Anthony Medley was the fastest
selling beginning bridge book, going through more than 10 printings.
Second Edition includes some modern advanced bidding systems and
conventions, like Two over One, a system used by many modern
tournament players, Roman Key Card Blackwood, New Minor
Forcing, Reverse Drury, Forcing No Trump, and others.
Also included is a detailed Guide to
Bids and Responses, along with the most detailed, 12-page
Glossary ever published, as well as examples to make learning the game
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The Hangover (8/10)
by Tony Medley
Runtime 100 Minutes.
Not for Children.
I must admit I went into this expecting a
profane, unfunny, infantile Judd-Apatow-type attempt at comedy. Instead,
director Todd Philips has taken a script credited to Jon Lucas and Scott
Moore and made a creative, entertaining spoof of four guys having a
bachelor party by going to Las
Vegas where they get more than
anyone could have expected.
Doug Billings (Justin Bartha) is the one
getting married. He has two good buddies, Phil Wenneck (Bradley Cooper)
and Stu Price (Ed Helms) who join with buddy wannabe Alan Garner (Zach
Galifianakis), a fat, bearded weirdo, to take him for a bachelor
bacchanal to sin city. What ensues is beyond the realm of anyone’s
imagination (except Philips, Lucas, and Moore). Instead of a silly story
of beer-commercial types trying to act like real people, this is an
hilarious adventure as things turn from bad to worse for the quartet
(well, actually a trio because Doug disappears near the beginning and
the rest of the film consists of the other three trying to find him and
determine what actually happened). Although the main cast is a bunch of
unknowns, Heather Graham and Mike Tyson do show up during the
What happens is so preposterous that to
tell any part of it risks ruining the fun.
It is sometimes coarse and there are some
scurrilous scenes. But this is an inventive, funny, entertaining movie!