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cameron-hugHo ho hello there. Welcome to Proudly Resents, the cult movie podcast, Movies you didn’t know you wanted to see. I’m your host Adam Spiegelman, in for Terry Gross.

(she has a sweet gig) 

Today we will be ripping apart, Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas, Star Wars Holiday Special, Adam Sandler’s 8 Crazy Nights and a blasfominst review of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” plus a new song from the great Rob paravonian.

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“Star Wars Holiday Special” was ridiculouscreen-shot-2016-11-19-at-7-56-04-pms marriage of the future of filmmaking and the past of TV variety shows. As kids we were so excited to get more Star Wars at our own home! Now that I think of it, we went from seeing the movie in theater to watching the seeing the special on a little black and white TV!

Here’s the special and below an oral history and more background.

You’ve been warned.It’s the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special. It made us all sad. Watch it here.

 

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Mental Floss has a great oral history of how the special came to be. Very worth reading. Here are a couple of highlights of the special’s low lights…

With a budget of roughly $1 million—the 1977 film cost $11 millionThe Star Wars Holiday Special began filming in Burbank, California in the summer of 1978 with a script that had been heavily revised by variety show veterans Bruce Vilanch, Rod Warren, and Mitzie Welch to reflect the Smith-Hemion style of bombastic musical numbers and kitsch. Chewbacca was now trying to race home in time for “Life Day,” with his family watching interstellar musical interludes and comedic sketches—like a four-armed Julia Child parody—on a video screen. 

 

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kents-humor-list“Uncle Kent 2” — “Adventure Time” writer Kent Osborne moonlights as a mumblecore leading man. With parts in “Hannah Takes the Stairs,” “Uncle Kent” and now it’s unlikely sequel, “Uncle Kent 2.” We talk to the star about making the niche cult classic and his other movie roles.

(HEY! BUY THAT “THE ROOM,” “LIFE DAY” OR “BREAKING BAD” UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATERS!)

“Hannah,”“Uncle Kent” and 1/8th of “Uncle Kent 2” were directed by Joe Swanberg. The rest of the movie was directed by Todd Rohal. Let’s hope for an Uncle Kent 3.

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The opinions expressed by my guests are strictly their opinion. So please don’t punch me in the face.

Go see it in the theaters this weekend at the Alamo Draft House in Brooklyn!

Here’s me on Kent’s cartoon “Cat Agent.”

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beverly-hills-cop-3Eddie Murphy takes the check and phones it in in this unnecessary follow up to an unnecessary follow up of “Beverly Hills Cop”! I chose this movie because my brother Mike Spiegelman is obsessed with it. He talks about it all the time. So he’s here to talk about why he loves it so much.

This is the third part of a three part #podcrawl! It started with “Hey, Do You Remember…?” reviewing “Beverly Hills Cop.” Then “Does it Have Legs?” took on “Beverly Hills Cop 2.” Now hear the conclusion – until there’s a BHC 4!

Check out other podcrawls with “Read it and Weep,” “The Flop House” and others.

Check out more great episodes with my brother Mike!

After supporting “Film Threat” – Check out Chris Gore’s appearance on this podcast!

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ninja-iii-598x195More like the “Ninja 3: The Dumb-ination,” Am I right? Conan writer Todd Levin joins me to talk about great, great mess of a movie. We were going to watch some other movie, but Todd emails me that this movie is amazing and he was right!

We take down this Canon Classic!

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About the lead actress Lucinda Dickey from IMDB:

Lucinda was part of the troupe when Solid Gold’s third season began, and a short biography on her was included in press materials for the show. However, her stint was very brief — so brief that most Solid Gold fans may not realize she actually danced on the show. Born and raised in Hutchinson, Kansas, Lucinda began dancing at the age of four and went on to major in dance at Kansas State University for two years. As a college student, Lucinda competed in the Miss Kansas pageant, where she won the talent division and finished third runner-up.

Lucinda then moved to Los Angeles and won a dance scholarship with the Dupree Dance Academy. After 10 months of study at Dupree, she auditioned for the movie Grease 2(1982) and won a role as one of film’s lead dancers. Lucinda also appeared in the movieNinja III: The Domination (1984), where she played a woman possessed by the evil spirit of a ninja assassin. The movie role she is most famous for, however, is that of Kelly (aka Special K) in the 1984 cult film Breakin’ (1984) which also featured Solid Gold dancers Cooley Jackson and Leslie Cook.

Lucinda currently lives in California with her husband, Craig Pilligian (who is co-executive producer of the TV show “Survivor”) and their two children, according to a July 2000 Hutchinson News article.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: sgdc@hotmail.com

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Jerry Lewis tried to cash in on the Sci Fi craze with his "comedy" with Madeline Kahn. "Slapstick of Another Kind" is the worst movie we've reviewed and we've reviewed "Hardly Working."

Jerry Lewis tried to cash in on the Sci Fi craze with his “comedy” with Madeline Kahn. “Slapstick of Another Kind” is the worst movie we’ve reviewed and we’ve reviewed…

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An incredible interview with a man who went from co-creating "Welcome Back, Kotter" to going deep into the LA Punk scene to making Disney Movies

An incredible interview with a man who went from co-creating “Welcome Back, Kotter” to going deep into the LA Punk scene to making Disney MoviesPodcast: Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes |…

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