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There are only two times a man should wear leather in public (what you do in private is your own business). He can wear leather if it is for a movie with a budget of at least 40 million dollars and he can wear leather if he wears it while driving a motorcycle but he better be near that damn bike at all times otherwise he looks like a doofus. Also it can only be black (and not shiny black) or brown (basic black or brown).
I've seen 2 of the 4; I've not seen Animal House or Princess Bride (despite the appearance of one Peter Falk).
I tried watching Animal House a few years ago and shut it off about 30 minutes in. It held zero interest for me.
As to Princess Bride, it's simply not my kind of movie, even though I generally like comedies. I also don't see the period pieces or "epics" like Lincoln. Or anything that is set before 1960 or in a foreign land or with kings and dragons and sorcerers and emperors and witches.
The basic premise of Animal House seems to me to be "revoltingly stupid people do revoltingly stupid things." I'm not sure why that's supposed to be funny.
Gef, thanks for sharing. Three times :-)
I take it you're not a fan of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
I think that goes without saying though if you're a butcher and you're walking down the street in a leather apron there is in fact something wrong you.
See my previous post about not having had cable in 8-odd years. The handful of shows I've watched on DVD since then have invariably been horror/sf.
It was sidesplittingly funny for me,
It was sidesplittingly funny for me, because that was exactly what Duke was like circa 1962**, with the SAE House and the ultra-uptight student Judicial Board. And every other Duke alum I knew at the time that movie was released had the same reaction.
like the one when the send-up of the folk singer guy is singing the "I gave my love a cherry..." song to the rapt, adoring, women, and Belushi grabs his guitar, smashes it to bits, and then politely says, "Sorry."
The last non-sf/horror show I watched regularly was ... season 2 or so of Gilmore Girls? Felicity? Maybe Allie McBeal?
Now the first few seasons of Gilmore Girls I will stand by as quality television, not just because of when I first saw it!
Then again, I love The Three Stooges.
I'm guessing "no," given the demographic skew and general tastes of BBTF, but, has anybody else seen Spring Breakers yet? Cuz, if you haven't, you should. It's ####### fantastic. I promise you this opinion is coming from a place of movie snobbery and not "OMG Selena Gomez 4 lyfe," too!
I definitely want to see it although I'm having a difficult time convincing the wife it's for legitimate film watching reasons. The preview looked amazing.
[Animal House] was sidesplittingly funny for me, because that was exactly what Duke was like circa 1962**, with the SAE House and the ultra-uptight student Judicial Board. And every other Duke alum I knew at the time that movie was released had the same reaction.
I've mentioned before that such familiarity is probably why Dazed & Confused is probably my favorite comedy of the last quarter-century or so (not that I watch many comedies) -- it's set on the last day of high school for a bunch of juniors & seniors (plus of course Wooderson & young Timmy Lincecum) in 1976 in East Texas, which would've been the year I finished 11th grade in SW Arkansas, i.e. for all intents & purposes the same damned place (NW Louisiana would fit the bill as well).
Is the movie just like the musical?
Because the musical was unfunny. As in, it wasn't fun. It wasn't funny. Just boring.
Of course, the next Mel Brooks vehicle I find funny will be the first.
No amount of page hits is worth exploiting someone's mental illness.
I miss the 80's slobs vs. snobs comedies.
It was supposedly based on Chris Miller's experiences in Alpha Delta Phi at Dartmouth.
One thing I appreciate about Brooks is that his throw everything at the screen approach seems to include fans of lots of different types of comedy, as opposed to turning those same people off (if that makes sense). Blazing Saddles' campfire scene didn't work for me, but the ending did (for example).
His best movie is, of course, Young Frankenstein.
eta: still disappointed that the Girl Talk hijack failed.
I'm not big on Girl Talk. He's good at what he does but... eh - not for me.
A bit rich for the country that made The Young Ones.
Which Fry appeared on.
This is odd, but I prefer Jay Z's 99 Problems + Radiohead's The National Anthem over either individual track.
As long as we're talking about fashion, I am sort of intrigued by how much of an impact Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" will have on mainstream America's aesthetic choices.
I'm actually kind of surprised that thrift store clothing isn't already "mainstream". I kind of assumed it already was. Pretty much everyone I went to university with (2002-2006) got all their clothes at the local thrift store. Especially the trendy folk.
That is definitely a quality show. I'm watching it for the first time now, and it's great.
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