Episode 85.5 — Minisode 85.5
Posted 05 May 2014 - 09:34 PM
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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:44 AM
Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:05 AM
Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:21 AM
It still looks like a low- budget TV movie and the acting is just as horrendous.
That dude was bonkers. I have seen both cuts, they are both awful.
Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:23 AM
As a side note, Imdb lists this movie as rated PG and the parent guide on there says there is no profanity, but I am 1000% sure that when Ernest is knocked unconscious by Lyle and dragged behind the dumpster that someone can be heard saying "Fuck".
I will never forgive you for making me sit through this movie. The terrorists have won.
Posted 06 May 2014 - 11:40 AM
Sorry think I am going to pass on this one.
Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:17 PM
Yes. It sounds as if Lyle mutters Fuck because he's pissed off about having to drag Ernest. As if Ernest is really heavy or smells awful.
The weirdest thing about this film for me was the jail's pink and blue colour scheme. The guards looked like little pink M. Bisons.
Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:47 PM
Incidentally, to correct the correction and omissions, Paul attributes my comment about shot selection/lighting to the director. So he disagrees with me, not Rush. I was simply pointing out the surprising factoid that most test audiences didn't see the end coming and if this had been an issue, the director might have been able to address that (to some extent). Paul was right to point out that a lot of commenters didn't seem to appreciate the director's cut, which is fair.
I still think that version would have made for a better episode since Jason appreciates over the top, extreme elements and June often stands up for unique creative decisions made by filmmakers. The director's cut delivers plenty of discussion fodder on both accounts (the hang gliders, the gun blowjob, the four minute sex scene, Bruce Willis talking to himself, much more of Reuben Blades and Lesley Ann Warren's performances). The producer's cut got rid of that stuff and is just confusing.
Here's another HDTGM article I wrote breaking down the types of films that the show covers. I think the director's cut of COLOR fits best into "auteur jumps the shark" while the producer's cut settles into the "incompetent" category.
Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:15 PM
thomas caniglia says:
The podcast "How Did This Get Made" spotlighted this as this movie's most insane review.
Jacques COULARDEAU says:
I am absolutely glad to be declared "the most insane reviewer." Better be the most anything than nothing at all.
I would prefer changing sexual orientation if I had to be such a psycho psychiatric head shrink. I would turn to dogs or maybe monkeys.
So is it safe to say this dude is competely cracked?
Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:44 AM
Sorry think I am going to pass on this one.
"Last Action Hero" is a 10-star movie next to this, because it's ALREADY a 5-star classic! Seriously, it's ahead of it's time, and aside from wanting to strangle the kid, most of it's pretty awesome!
Posted 07 May 2014 - 04:30 PM
PlanBFromOuterSpace are we talking about the same movie here?
You mean to tell me If I goto amazon.com and type last action hero then click reviews, am I going to find PlanBFromOuterSpace review there? reads something around the lines of, I'd give this movie 10 stars but amazon will not let me, I owned this movie on VHS for years but boy was I upset when the tape worn out!. thank god they re-released it on DVD. I think this is Arnold Schwarzenegger best movie, forget terminator, this movie has got everything a person needs in a film..LOL
as painful as is, the sad part is that I am going to most likely break down and watch "Ernest Goes to Jail" just so I can listen to the show, You can bet on one thing forsure I will bitch the entire time during that viewing and most likely fast forward thru most of it. I sure wish paul would do better movies then this, this is on the level of it's pat. I take back last action hero out of respect for you!
sorry to hear about your VHS Tape.
Posted 08 May 2014 - 03:08 AM
This. I know it's not the greatest... but this is a place for people who can enjoy even the terrible. I think it's fun and inconsequential compared to the heavy-handedness of so many other action movies. That kid may suck, but Charles motherfucking Dance, you guys!
As for Ernest, I remember liking Ernest Scared Stupid a lot as a kid... then I re-watched it for Halloween and few years ago and holy shit, it was... I don't even know. I think Ernest movies work in a way because they're like the kind of jokes kindergarteners tell each other and think they're being mischievious by doing so. They're a 7 year old telling a knock-knock-joke like "Knock Knock / who's there? / BOOGERS! HAHAHA!" then putting it on screen. So of course little kids are going to love it, but once you hit the emotional maturity level of a 12 year old (who are all disgusting in their own way), they become intolerable.
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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:02 PM
how did I forget about that this film."The Purple Rose of Cairo?" good call, MondayCity.