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Watched/listened to this train wreck on the "Secret Stash" on Comedy
Central last night. At this hour, it wasn't too censored and I found it
virtually unwatchable. Not since Manos: The Hands of Fate, back in the
Mystery Science Theater 3000 days, has Comedy Central fielded such
garbage. Would actually rather have seen a 44th rerun of an old "Dave
Chapelle Show" than to be subjected to this. Most of the commercials
were sustaining (Comedy Central) as I can imagine they would have had a
hard time attracting any advertising save for local cable stuff. In my
opinion, after "Manos", this is the worst movie Comedy Central has ever
The best film Adam Sandler has yet made. The on-screen chemistry
between him and Drew Barrymore is compelling and very romantic.
Lucy (Drew Barrymore) has a serious head injury in a car accident, and as a result, has no short term memory from after her accident. One year after the accident, enter Henry Roth (Adam Sandler),a man whose avocation is one night stands with lady tourists vacationing in the Hawaiian setting. Henry falls for Lucy one morning at an atmospheric cafe, only to discover she does not know him or remember anything about him, the following day. Beautifully shot on location in Hawaii, Lucy and Henry are quite the unusual couple. All Henry has to do it make Lucy fall for him all over again each day!
Bravo supporting performances by Blake Clark as Lucy's dad and Sean Astin as her steroid slurping body builder brother. Their task each day is to make Lucy believe it is still the day of the accident, and they go to great lengths to achieve this-until one day the scheme backfires.
Rob Schneider is hysterical as Ulla, Henry's ne'er do well best friend. Also great supporting parts by Dan Aykroyd as Lucy's doctor, and Lusia Strus as Sandler's gender bending assistant at the oceanarium where he is a vet/researcher.
A great sweet romantic comedy with a great script that guides you gently through Henry's (Sandler's) attempts to work around Lucy's (Barrymore's) illness, rather than to confuse! A must see for all Sandler and Barrymore fans, and a class act in the romantic comedy genre, right up there with classics from years past.
My wife and I saw a pre-release screening the other night, and walked out
of it about 45 minutes in. The "director" has taken every taboo and horror
movie plot device, and crammed it into the same movie. In the first two
reels we are treated to gratuitous violence, the inference of child
pornography, incest, animal abuse and babies and mothers being blown up
dynamite. They all live in a special little town where everyone except the
main character's mother and his therapist seem to be psychotic or
sympathetic to the drek they are acting in. The scene of animal abuse
us out, simulated or not, it did nothing to further the plot, and caused
nothing but revulsion. Our film society sponsor was in
If Ashton Kutcher wants to be taken seriously as an actor, he should pay James Lipton a standard consulting fee, and stay out of tripe like this in the future. I wouldn't watch this movie again with my worst enemy's eyes.
In the old lexicon, a musical laugh riot. Saw a rare screening of this vintage Judy Canova romp tonight, and became an instant fan. Alma Kruger owns a radio network that builds a brand new HQ in New York accidentally, on several feet of land owned by the Goobers of Withering Heights, Arkansas. Husband Raymond Walbrun and son Eddie Foy Jr. go to Arkansas to buy the strip of land from Judy and father Slim Summerville at their general store. Judy is the telephone operator and has her own local radio show via the party line. Judy sings the title song to her phone customers and shatters glass with an operatic glissando at the end of the song. (This gag is repeated throughout the picture!) When the New Yorkers arrive, Judy wrongly assumes they want to buy the general store and proceeds to sell it to them, only to find out they really want the New York property she inherited recently. Judy and Slim move to New York to live in the suitably run-down mansion. They do battle with the slickers, and Judy has the last laugh in the end. Several great Judy Canova numbers, including a riotus song-and-dance with Eddie Foy poolside at his palatial home. Judy is like watching Minnie Pearl, Fanny Brice and Lily Pons all rolled up in one. Cornball, yes. But very entertaining considering it is a rare Republic non-cowboy musical. I am a city slicker, but can't wait to see more Judy. Canova, that is!
Excellent entertainment value when viewed as the MST3K version! Everyone
a hoot, and John Banner appears in a rare serious role as the ruler of one
of the doomed planets. Don't forget to send a Bannergram. Oh, and don't
forget to watch Manhunt in Space, as well.
Another classic story about mid-century America by the writer of A Christmas Story, Jean Shepard. This time Ralphie is a teenager, played by a young Matt Dillon. The story is a tapestry of hillarious episodes woven as only Ralphie/Jean Shepard can tell them. James Broderick, Matthew's late father, plays the "old man" again. Ralphie has a wacky blind date with Flick and two unsuspecting girls. Watch out for Ludlow Kissel, the "extra board" switchman, and his passion for inventing new fireworks, and the classic Shepard running gag about the "Washrag Chain Letter". Last seen on PBS in the 1980s, if you can find a copy anywhere, it's a must see.
By the same creative genius who wrote Christmas Story, this is a
sendup of Ralphie's life as a teenager.
James Broderick plays "the old man" in this episode. Haven't seen this since a PBS showing over 20 years ago. One scene that stands out follows: One of the Parker's neighbors orders an entire house by mail from Sears. It arrives in railroad boxcars on a siding in town. All the fathers go down with the premise of helping unload the house kit from the cars. The beer starts to flow and it becomes a drunken ballet of opening hundreds of crates of house parts. Then it begins to rain and the hapless home buyer is abandoned by his inebriated friends. If you can find a copy of it anywhere, watch it!!!