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  • adv. in a hammy manner


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  • As Rex gets taken off in the ambulance to infiltrate the module, Jack hammily makes out the pair are an item.

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  • Eva Mendes shows off her cleavage but adds little else to the mix, whilst Peter Fonda hammily mocks his role in Easy Rider as baddie Mephistopheles.

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  • While the characters feel for the most part engagingly true to life an exception being Larry Fleischman's upstairs old fart, played too hammily to convince, it's the monsters that are the weakest link.

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  • But the quality of TV drama (or, more accurately, American TV drama - there's something seriously wrong when the hammily acted, poorly plotted Doctor Who gets a BAFTA award for Best Drama programme over here!) is another factor.

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  • The problem is, the replica Mickey that then drives Rose off for pizza is so hammily made up and played that you have to wonder what was going through the director's mind.

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  • Will the man and woman bicker shallowly or emote hammily?

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  • He jabbed an elbow into my ribs, then raised his arm and hammily flexed a bicep.

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  • Perhaps that suits the melancholy opening scenes, where Rebecca Hall's Viola laments her twin brother - supposed drowned - and Marton Csokas's Duke Orsino hammily calls for music with "a dying fall".

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  • After hammily acting a little in the spirit of his character, the Moline Ill., resident and first-time Trek Fest attendee said he had been wanting to come for almost the entire history of the event. - News

  • But these characters are hammily acted by Porn Valley performers who don't usually have the chance to be anything but gangbang thugs or dialogue-less Hos in quickly-forgotten gonzo porns, so it's fun to watch people like Lee Bang,



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