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providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities


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In Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee, bestselling author Jeff Zentner (Goodbye Days) trades in his signature weightiness for a story filled with campy humor and a dash of feminism as he takes us behind the scenes of Josie and Delia's public access show--and their friendship.
In time, movie industry people and viewers realized that there was much more to Eastwood than just his campy claim to fame.
However, A Kiss Before Doomsday stays true to the series's familiar brand, offering a light, frothy confection of an apocalypse filled with soapy drama, cringe-worthy antics, and campy horror.
The effectiveness of the Campy Training Kit is being measured by surveys conducted before and after delivery.
The Singlepath[R] Direct Campy Poultry Kit allows screening for Campylobacter immediately prior to slaughter, which enables financial decisions, such as the separation of Campylobacter highly positive (>107 CFU/g faeces) and lower risk flocks for slaughter, to be made on the basis of up-to-date information.
Campy caught Rickey's attention during an exhibition series between a black All Star team and a white team that included several Dodgers.
Led by Donald Cumming - think campy Mick Jagger singing - The Virgins' best tune, Rich Girls, is aimed squarely at spoiled brats.
The author told interesting things about Roy Campanella and when I was reading the book I felt like I was living Campy's life right with him.
They want IFF nods bestowed on "Ekskul," a campy comedy, revoked.
There were campy soaps like Dallas and Dynasty and classier programs like Upstairs, Downstairs and Middlemarch.
A couple of campy Halloween shows make up the week's openings on Eugene stages.
Instead, the entire flight is threatened by the venomous serpents and Flynn must use every last drop of his courage and FBI training to neutralise the threat of the fanged predators in this campy horror-thriller from the director of Final Destination 2 and Cellular.
But the steps are banal and conventional, placing the emphasis on the cheap, but clearly expensive, trick of TV closed circuitry and screens (about a dozen of them in varying sizes), the device of partially hiding the physical action behind a barrage of scenic flats, and most of all the campy conflation of two novellas, one about a young man who becomes the lover of an older rock star and another concerned with a woman of mature years who fancies herself as Catherine Deneuve.
In the campy wedding-themed "Tying the Scarf," celebrants in traditional attire sing and dance while extoling the virtues of life insurance.