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If Mentally Retarded Aliens Made a Cartoon, 18 February 2014
10/10

This is the most wonderfully demented cartoon I've had the great fortune to come across. One might say it is hiney obsessed, since many characters flaunt their naked butt cheeks shamelessly. The only way this cartoon could be more perverted would be if feces and sexual organs were involved. The suggestion is certainly there in the forms of sausages, Cow's spurting udders, and the gay-to-the-tenth-power Red Guy. Superhero of voice actors, Charles Adler, is an awe-inspiring nutjob here.

I can sorta see why this hasn't been released on DVD in the U.S. It's not exactly for kids. So, I'd recommend splurging on a multi-region DVD player solely for this series. It's totally worth it. Plus, you get I Am Weasel, which is also awesome.

I thank the cartoon gods for this show.

4 out of 7 people found the following review useful:
Entertaining soap opera, but not much deeper than that, 19 October 2013
5/10

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This is some pretty cheesy stuff, rather predictable plots, not a classic series so far, but well worth a onetime watch. Kudos to Freddie Highmore for getting Perkins-isms down pat. This is perhaps the most impressive aspect of the show. He's got all the nervous twitches, sideways glances, charm, and innocence that Anthony Perkins conveyed.

One of the many downfalls is the uninspired directing. It gets the job done in a TV series kinda way, but this ain't no Hitchcock. Another downfall is that it takes place in modern times. I understand the reasoning of it being too much of a pain in the butt to make everything of a more appropriate time period like Boardwalk Empire did. There's also maybe trying to appeal to today's idiot youth. And the final downfall is that it's not scary or spooky in the least. With all the spectacles that are thrown into the various silly plots it comes across like a Twin Peaks or Smallville.

Still, the series accomplishes the mission of entertaining, so I give it that.

2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
Thought provoking, 14 October 2013
8/10

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As an obsessive voyeur, I've often wondered about the people involved in making porn movies. This movie satisfies at least some aspects of my wonder. So, for that I appreciate this movie. However, I wish it were much longer so it could be more in depth as many questions are left unanswered. My biggest complaint is the numerous long useless shots of traffic with the radio on. WTF? Who cares? According to the special features there were many hours of footage not included. So sad and annoying that time is utterly wasted with scenes of traffic. If anyone knows the director personally, please smack him for this. Thank you. In short, this is worth watching as it is interesting- especially if you like the stars.

Defendor (2009)
0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
Kicks Kick Ass's Ass, 11 June 2011
10/10

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I saw Kick Ass first. Loved the first 30 minutes of Kick Ass, but then it devolved into illogical unrealistic Hollywood action spectacle. It did it extremely well mind you, but I wished It could have kept up the great realism of the first 30 minutes. Defendor gets kudos for maintaining its realistic premise without so much as a flinch. Beyond the super hero concept, I was reminded of The Exterminator, Vigilante, and many Clint Eastwood westerns. If I have any criticism of Defendor, it's that the hero is mentally incompetent. I guess the idea of an intelligent realistic hero, might be considered too inspirational for the P.C. mainstream. Then we'd have a how-to movie on taking out criminals. Yes, there are everyday heroes and heroines out there- some maybe even operating outside the law anonymously- but heaven forbid intelligent people stating taking out the criminals in an organized fashion. Dexter and The Star Chamber come to mind as does Death Wish. I think movies like this are made at times when we feel helpless in the face of growing chaos. It's great that movies are made to inspire. When will you stop watching and take the next step?

A Dangerous Man (2009) (V)
A kick step in the right direction, 29 March 2011
9/10

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Let me just start off by saying I love this movie. It's brutal, ridiculous and funny all at once. Some hilariously nasty insults, great characters to look at, some T&A, great fight scenes by Seagal, lots of gunplay, excellent soundtrack and directing. Seagal is an Indian talking like a black man? Ha ha ha! What a comedian. Any fan of over-the-top action movies should enjoy this. The gun face-beating ( "I'm gonna eff you up ugly") scene is perfect in its bloody violence. Other scenes should've continued this gory mayhem, but did not. Specifically, the giant log saw scene. There should've been decapitation, amputation, and guts flying all over, but instead we get some small unidentified piece of something is tossed. Hence, my only complaint about this movie: Amp it up more, not tone it down. Plot? We don't need no stinkin' plot. This movie should've been called "Everybody Kills Everybody."

5 out of 9 people found the following review useful:
Shame on you Werner!, 9 July 2010
1/10

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After watching about 20 seconds of Timothy talking, it was obvious he was a delusional half- wit. When I see people like him on the street, I walk to the other side. I'm sorry that he did not get the mental help he needed. But he should not be glorified or made to be a martyr or even preserved on DVD as a freakshow. Because I trusted Herzog, I watched the whole movie and regretted it. I felt dirty afterwards. There is nothing to be praised about a person who idiotically endangered another. I'm referring to his poor girlfriend. Yes, she made the choice to follow the idiot, but I'm sure she was not in the best place in her life and probably lacked self-esteem. She is the victim here. To have a movie devoted to her abuser is an insult. I have nothing but sympathy for her and her family and friends. Just as Herzog suggested that an ex-girlfriend of Timothy never listen to the video of the murder by grizzly and should destroy it, I would strongly suggest that you not watch Grizzly Man. My DVD of it was promptly smashed and thrown in the trash.

3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
Odd movie definitely worth a look, 23 February 2010
9/10

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Well, since no one has reviewed this movie, I feel it is my duty to. I came across this when a friend mailed me a pile of video tapes he didn't want anymore. It was put out by Video Search of Miami. This is a very special movie in many regards. The acting is not so hot and borders on annoying at times, but somehow that works. Many of the performances are over-the-top and a tad hammy. Considering that the plot is about people going crazy, such exaggerated weirdness fits right in. The music soundtrack is a bit overblown as well, but again it adds to the overall manic feeling. Plus, there are a couple of seemingly random songs thrown in there, which definitely raised my eyebrow. All this is very comical in a "bad movie" kind of way. However, this just makes the "people going crazy" scenes that occur near the middle of the movie more shocking. The pure mayhem of these scenes is actually frightening, and shows a real perceptive vision. I could easily see this being remade today to greater effect with more gifted actors. There are lots of good ideas here and it's quite evident that a lot of effort went into this. Somebody somewhere was trying. I think this is what they call a cult movie waiting to be discovered. For all its faults, it is very entertaining and even thought provoking.

3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
Great little movie!, 18 July 2009
10/10

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I feel the need to comment here because surprisingly no one else has! What the hey?! This is basically "The Vic Morrow Show." The plot is secondary to the strength of Vic Morrow's performance and the great dialogue. Vic plays Harry, a guy stuck between a rock and a hard place, a victim of circumstances. Or in this case: a Vic Morrow of circumstances. In just about every scene Vic lets hilarious one-liners gently roll off his tongue and bitches about everything. He's really funny and made me an instant fan. He is complimented perfectly by the heavy (pun intended), Victor Buono, who gives yet another fine performance. Every scene he's in generates chuckles. It's obvious he's having fun hamming it up. The ending is great too, which has Vic literally strutting down the street. Adding to the effect, he's wearing yellow-tinted sunglasses while he strikes cool tough-guy facial expressions. Totally awesome. Unfortunately, as yet, this movie is unavailable in the USA- or at least very rare. I recommend buying a Phillips multi-region DVD player off Amazon for about 65 bucks and then buying the PAL DVD of this movie that's now available.

1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
Painfully horrid, but great if you like that sort of thing, and I do., 19 November 2008
5/10

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Wow, no one has commented on this. I wonder why? I picked a DVD of a couple of episodes up off Amazon when I did a search for Dick Shawn. Ah, the wonders of the internet. And the wonders of DVDs that some bozo actually put this out. I guess that's why it was only a penny on Amazon. I'm not kidding: One penny. And a well spent penny too! This is a tough one to review because it is so amazingly awful. I wasn't sure whether to give it a 1 or a 10, so I gave it a 5 in the middle. Here's the show's wacky premise: It takes place in the 1920's I'm guessing. It's about a silent film studio. All the characters talk, but act, or I should say way overact, like they are in a silent movie. Ha ha, ain't dat funny! This means lots of wretched mugging at the camera, garish make-up, including most of the men (!), and exaggerated body movements. The sets are made of cardboard, or something very close to it, and sometimes the entire wall moves when somebody knocks on a door. Interjected at some point during the course of the show, we get to see a fake black and white short silent movie that the characters made. The movie, if you can believe it, is even worse than the show. The words that the characters say in the "silent film" are read aloud to us the audience, because obviously, we are too stupid to read them. Back in the "real world" as if all this weren't painful enough, there are ridiculous singing and dancing musical numbers for no reason. There is also a laugh track for the most insipid unfunny non-jokes. Did this show actually air on network TV? It's hard for me to believe it did. It is akin to watching a car crash. It is sheer morbid curiosity at this dismal failure of a show. And that, my good invisible friend, is its charm! The only other comparison that comes to mind is the musical version of Superman called It's A Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman- except that was actually funny. Dick Shawn's talent is gone to waste here, as he just appears to be going through the motions rather mechanically like he doesn't care- which is, I suppose, a kind of grace. I do enjoy watching him not care. However, knowing the genius he's capable of, his performance is beyond subdued. To sum this TV show up in a word: Wow.

4 out of 6 people found the following review useful:
The greatest movie made since Gone With the Wind, 17 September 2008
8/10

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For those of you who are not acquainted with the genius of "The Barbarian Brothers," I shall hereby inform you that they are twin body builders with fantastic hair. As opposed to actually being brothers in real life, in this cinematic masterpiece, they play brothers: One is a criminal and one is a cop. The contrast of such polar opposites makes for many peculiar situations between the two young men. Of course with such a highly profound concept, it attracted the stellar talents of Roddy McDowall and James Doohan (Scotty from Star Trek). Excellently, both these fine thesbians utter the eff word, which alone makes it worth seeing this movie. Also, Billy Mummy (The stupid little boy from Lost in Space and the writer/singer of the classic Fish Heads song) is all growed up here sporting a ponytail. He plays a brutally murderous thug with consummate skill and aplomb. And wouldn't you know it, Troy Donahue and David Carradine show up too! Back to The Barbarian Brothers. These guys are just so silly that one cannot help but like them. This movie is quite different from their most astounding classic, "Twinsitters," but it definitely delivers the great dialogue. When remembering their dear departed Dad, the touching conversation goes like this: "Didn't dad have old timer's disease?" "No, you mean Alzheimer's disease." "Yeah, he turned into like Ronald Reagan ya know. Couldn't remember anything. And one day, I guess he couldn't remember to wake up." Too funny! And there's lots more where that came from! There's actually a plot here too, but who cares.


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