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Stars in Their Eyes (1990)
I love this show
It gives the ordinary guy/girl the chance to be on television singing as their favourite stars.
For the majority of the time, they sound like the singer they are meant to be portraying.
Another twist to it - A team of make up people and costumers dress the contestant up like that singer. They might not look like them but the likelihood of getting someone that sounds like a person looking exactly the same as them are very slim.
It's a load of fun for your Saturday night - and the contestants aren't raging wannabes like they are on another TV singing show. The fact that there are no prizes involved and it is for fun means that it will attract a different type of person.
The only gripe i have is with the Kids version - it looks like they have done the round of stage schools- what happened to the normal kids?
Could have been so much more.........
Very disappointed with this one.
Back in the 80s The Comic Strip were daring, innovative, groundbreaking and downright funny. They had the ability to make you laugh, make you cry and make you go EWWW! With the stroke of a pen. The collective evolved with the advent of the 1990s, and then had a long break. Following that came 4 men in a car/plane which were great pieces of television in their own right .
Then came Sex Actually. Which from the title suggestions (to this writer) it could be a funny spoof on the equally dire film Love Actually the stereotypical Cockney Sparrar, bumbling posh bloke, ad nauseum. But instead it comes out a bit like the thought of your parents doing you-know-what.
The story from what I can gather is about some room in a house where something unspeakable happened. And that's it.
It was desperate, pointless and not funny. The characterisations were on the whole good. Rik Mayall was very funny as usual. The casting of Sheridan Smith failed to hit the mark. A lesser known actress may have been a better idea because I can only see her as that woman off Two Pints of Lager. A matter of Bad Actress, Bad Decision.
The plus points It was a Comic Strip Film.
It was a valiant attempt by Richardson and Richens to bring an adult themed film but I really think they should stick to what they do best bringing the masses something a little bit different.
Actually - Just bring back Glam Metal Detectives.
Guilty Pleasure Movie
I liked it! The plot was weird, Drew Barrymore and DC making out was awkward for both of them. Drews acting was dodgy in places but this could be down to her life at the time. Dennis Christopher as the shrink was pretty cool, and as always he does his best - i'm a major Dennis fan anyway, that's why i bought the DVD.
I didn't get the ending! that weird animatronic red skeleton thing looked just like it was out of filmschool, which is OK i guess but it could have been more.
....and the whole thing with the knife- if it was that uncomfortable why didn't they just get rid of it?
It was very confusing as to when it was the Doppelganger weird thing or when it was DC-or was it Dennis all the time? Because the Doppelganger made out with Dennis and Patrick. In the scenes with Patrick if it was Dennis as the Doppelganger then I think Patrick would notice.
The music was OK but obtrusive in places, the whole orchestral score seemed to be revolving around a theme but this theme was overdone.
A big mix of lots of blood and gratuitus shots of Drew nude.
All in all a bit of a GPM-Guilty Pleasure Movie. Don't read too much into it, don't look for secret messages and a fantastic script because you wont find it. There are some diamond moments and goofs galore- WATCH IT AND JUST HAVE A BIT OF FUN WITH IT!