Aside from skateboarding and other post-adolescent hijinks, this comic gem includes deer carcass wearing, horse penis wiggling, compound leg fracture licking, a sadomasochist wheelchair bound rocket scientist, and of course my favorite, baby umbilical cord swinging. If that isn’t performance art, I really don’t know what you’d call it.
Outside of all the wacky antics, there is one performance that really stands out, and that is Rip Torn’s. With all the fucked up stuff going on in “Fingered” you forget its really the story of a son just trying to gain his father’s trust by spraying him with elephant cum.
Heartwarming, and definitely fun for the entire family, “finger” it out and go check out “Freddy Got Fingered” you won’t regret what you’ll see.
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult: Solid
“Well… We shot a lot of people together. It’s been great. But today I retire, so if I do any shooting now, it’ll have to be within the confines of my own home. Hopefully, an intruder and not an in-law, like at my bachelor party.”
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (Trailer)After retiring last time we saw him, Frank comes out of retirement to help Police Squad. This time he goes deep undercover to infiltrate terrorists who plan on using the Academy Awards to detonate a bomb. During this time Frank and Jane try to start a family as well as getting help with some problems this has brought up. Can Frank save the day, as well as produce a child for Jane? Let’s watch and find out!
Nurse: “Do you need any help?”
Drebin: “Do you have Spartacus?”
And that’s it! Every Naked Gun film, Do you agree they are all good, thou get weaker with each one?
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear: Hilarious
Stay tuned for tomorrow as we look at
Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!: Hysterical
stands with that group as one of the greatest trilogies of all-time!
“It’s fourth and fifteen and you’re looking at a full-court press” In 1982 the television comedy series, Police Squad! premiered. It was the beginning of one of the greatest comedy franchises ever created. Sadly it only lasted six episodes, but it spawned the great Naked Gun trilogy.
“I’ve finally found someone I can love – a good, clean love… without utensils.”
I’d pick the Press Conference Scene it gets me everytime!
In 2002, Steven Spielberg directed the film Catch Me If You Can starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio. It centered around the true story of a brilliant con artist gallivanting around the country and the relentless FBI agent tasked with capturing him. It is one of Spielberg’s better, yet, forgotten films. Hanks is great, Leo is great, and Christopher Walken steals every scene he’s in. The film itself ends…(SPOILER ALERT) with Leo, the criminal, beginning to help Hanks, the FBI agent, solve some of the white collar crimes in order to commute his sentence. This is where the USA Network show White Collar picks up.
White Collar is a procedural dramedy…or…comedrama…wait…that sounds stupid…lets stick with dramedy….about a master thief/con artist helping the FBI capture criminals while trying to stay on the straight and narrow himself. A concept that serves as a great foundation and a smart jump off for some very original ideas rarely seen on a typical procedural cop show. As with most USA Network shows, White Collar doesn’t shine when it sticks to the monster of the week procedural formula. It shines when they focus on their character’s chemistry and ONE all encompassing story arc. If there is one thing you can say about USA, most of their shows have casts and characters WITH CHEMISTRY. Whether that be Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, and the LEGENDARY Bruce Campbell on Burn Notice….Gabrielle Macht and Patrick J. Adams on Suits…or here with Tim DeKay, Matt Bomer and Willie Garson on White Collar. You like these characters and you like to see them have conversations with each other, no matter what they’re talking about. This serves White Collar very well.
Where White Collar draws some critique is in its occasional tone shifts. Where Catch Me If You Can is more drama than comedy, White Collar is more of the latter. It feels more at home in the CUTE, light-hearted format. For example, the tone of film The Sting, is where White Collar might want to stay. However, there are instances where the show tries to get serious and dark. However, it doesn’t ring very believable because its such a departure from the tone it has originally set. Burn Notice is a show that can be fun then turn dark and it works because of the nature of the hero. (A Burned Spy) A white collar criminal or con artist isn’t usually confrontational. Danny Ocean isn’t ever going to beat the sh*t out of someone or kill anyone. Neither should Neal Caffrey.
Now, I can’t blame the show runner Jeff Eastin too much for something that happens occasionally. I’m willing to bet they’ve been knudged into shifting tone by USA during finales or sweeps. Mainly because there is nothing that television networks love more than running an ad with somber music and a gravely voiced narrator whispering “On A Special Episode Of….Fill In The Blank” with text flashing across the screen that reads “ALL…BETS…ARE…OFF!” And for the most part, Eastin’s show stays true to it’s better nature.
White Collar benefits from its concept, its cast, (Which includes KELLY F*#KING KAPOWSKI) and its cleverness. Its good fun when it remembers it is supposed to be fun. Watch it…then tell me I’m wrong.
Director Duncan Jones(Son Of David Bowie By The Way…Yes That David Bowie) originally impressed me with his 2009 film Moon starring Sam Rockwell. On the surface Moon looked like a typical indie sci-fi picture. However, Moon, to me, was actually about knowing yourself and the questions of what makes us who we are. A movie that appears to be one thing but turns out to really be about something else entirely. Two years later, Jones directed a film that fell again under the design of an EXISTENTIAL question hidden behind a sci-fi genre. That film was Source Code.
Source Code was promoted as another “unique” a sci-fi concept thriller. Its probably why it took me so long to see it. But as you watch it, you start to realize that its not the stated terrorist plot that is important to this story at all. Its not even the, not so well hidden, twist (Which I won’t spoil) that reveals itself 45 minutes in. Its the questions of fate and destiny and whether its worth it to even fight to change something that is inevitable and ultimately irrelevant.
Concepts like these by themselves could make for an interesting film…but not in this day and age. Hollywood is under the belief that these questions as the subject of a film are not good for business. They think it is too much work to market EXISTENTIALISM to the mass populous. So filmmakers try and hide their EXISTENTIAL films inside films that Hollywood knows how to promote. Most times they’re done poorly. Sometimes they’re done well. Sometimes they’re done so well, that they entertain the intellectual and…um…how do I put this….the people who like stuff that blow up real good. Source Code is one of the films that has done it well.
No, it is not a flawless film. Its overly sentimental at times and the final scene ends rather abruptly. However, Source Code is still a solid film with solid performances from Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga, and Jeffrey Wright. For those of you over 29 that remember a little TV Show called Quantum Leap, there is a very cool nod to the similarities between it and Source Code. There will be no doubt in your mind that it entertained you after you’ve seen it. Don’t believe me? Charge the drivers….go back 8 minutes….think about it…then tell me I’m wrong. (That joke will makes sense after viewing…but probably still won’t be funny.)
Terms of Endearment: Classic
I enjoy this film a lot. One reasons is they don’t make these kind of films anymore. So it’s a rare gem. Acting is top notch, Jack Nicholson is great and the directing of James L. Brooks works fantastic.
A great film for a movie lover, Mother and Daughter or a fan of comedy in general.
Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma’s marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora’s interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking. In the end, different people show their love in very different ways. (from IMDB)
Killer Klowns From Outer Space – Memories
I remember as a kid waking up early one morning before anyone in the house and taking advantage of the one TV that we had with HBO. I turn the TV and one movie was just ending and the credits were just closing out. I decided to wait and see what was coming up next and the next thing I hear is some faint circus music with what it seemed people laughing. Next thing I know the credits flash on the screen, the guitars kick in and I see ‘Killer Klowns From Outer Space.” With that, what I thought of b-movies would never be the same.
Most people have fears of clowns, personally I don’t get it, but yes, its real. In “Killer Klowns” the plot is simple, and creepily effective. A group of jolly klowns have come from some undisclosed planet to bring the citizens of Crescent Cove the chuckles, and promptly kill them in some quite humorous ways, ranging from killer popcorn to corrosive pies.
A lot of b-movies hold special places in my heart from “The Toxic Avenger” (which I will cover in another review) to “Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-o-Rama” (which I will cover in yet another review down the road). I remember watching many of these fine films on either “Monstervision” with Joe Bob Briggs, “USA’s ‘Up All Night‘” with either Gilbert Gottfried or Rhonda Shear, and to a lesser degree, “Night Flight.” Whenever I think about “Klowns” it takes me back to a simpler time when I wasn’t so worried about what I might be getting out of a movie, and instead just enjoying myself.
Fun Fact: Coulrophobia is the fear of clowns with the prefix, -coulro, meaning “stilt walker” derived from Ancient Greek.