We’re 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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HO HO HOpeless. Greed comes to Christmas in the first Santa Claus origin story/superhero reboot. Dudley Moore, John Lithgow do their best to get through “Santa Claus: the Movie.” Obviously they only read the first draft of the paycheck. Mike Spiegelman, my brother from the same mother, joins with back ground on this film, ridiculous moments and product placement. Yes, a movie that takes place mostly on the North Pole has product placement. Lithgow chews up the scenery like a Christmas cookie and Moore sits there like an old fruit cake. The movie has the same footage of NYC that was used in Superman. This time they just put Santa on it. Plus a lot of glitter. Chantel!
Dear Santa, I know you know when I’ve been sleeping and you know when I’ve been awake. Sorry about the film. Could not keep my eyes open. Enjoy two out of three cookies I left for you. ”
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In his book Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas, critic Alonso Duralde lists Santa Claus: The Movie in his chapter of worst Christmas movies ever. His reasons include weak plot, garish production design, blatant product placement (particularly for McDonald’s, though Coke and Pabst Blue Ribbon are also prominent), and scenery-chewing overacting on the part of Lithgow. Duralde ultimately concludes that the film is “a train-wreck of a Christmas movie that’s so very wrong that you won’t be able to tear yourself away from it.”
John Carpenter was originally offered the chance to direct, but also wanted a say in the writing, musical score and final cut of the movie. Carpenter’s original choice for the role of Santa was Brian Dennehy.
(Yes, I just quoted a source that quoted a source.)
From IMDB.com, lines from the movie:
Ancient Elf: The Prophecy has come to pass, that there would come to us a Chosen One, and that he, having no child of his own, would love all children everywhere, and that he himself would be an artisan, and a craftsman, and a skilled maker of toys. [to Santa] And now, Chosen One, come forward. From this day on, now and forever, you will bring all our gifts to all the children in all the world, and all this to be done on Christmas Eve.
Santa Claus: How can I do so much in just one night?
Ancient Elf: Well, know this: time travels with you. The night of the world is a passage of endless night for you, until your mission is done. This is your legacy, and your gift…. as is the gift of flight. Now, all those within the sound of my voice, and all those on this Earth everywhere know that henceforth, you will be called — Santa Claus. And now, everyone, Merry Christmas.
MST3k’s” Kevin Murphy talks about the history of “Tom Servo,” the show, RiffTrax and why “Manos” is his favorite/least favorite movie ever. Ever.
From Wiki- Kevin Wagner Murphy (born November 3, 1956) is an American actor and writer best known as the voice and puppeteer of Tom Servo on the Peabody Award-winning comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000. Murphy also records audio commentary tracks with Michael J. Nelson and Bill Corbett for Nelson’s RiffTrax website.
For eleven years Murphy was a writer for MST3K; for nine of those years, he also voiced and operated the robot Tom Servo, replacing original cast member J. Elvis Weinstein. After taking over the role of Servo, an anonymous person sent him a 6-foot-long (1.8 m) banner that read “I HATE TOM SERVO’S NEW VOICE.” Flattered by the enormous amount of effort taken to heckle him, Murphy hung the banner in his office for over a year. During the final three years of the series, he additionally portrayed Professor Bobo, an English-speaking mountain gorilla in the style of Planet of the Apes.
After the end of MST3K, Murphy spent the year 2001 going to a different movie every day and wrote a book about this experience, entitled A Year at the Movies: One Man’s Filmgoing Odyssey. During his year at the movies, Murphy samples theatres from small-town boxes to urban megaplexes, attempts (and rejects) a theatre-food diet, suffers a kidney stone, visits both the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, sneaks Thanksgiving dinner into a showing of Monsters, Inc., and records all of these experiences, both good and bad. His feat – viewing over four hundred films on four continents – was mentioned in Ripley’s Believe It or Not.
Murphy holds a BA in journalism from the University of Utah and an MA in directing for the stage and screen, from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Murphy resides in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area with his wife, Jane.
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Film blogger and bad movie expert, Sherilyn Connelly, bashes the holiest of holy, “It’s a Wonderful Life. Here’s Sherilyn’s review of her own appearance:
“The Proudly Resents interview is up. If you listen closely, you can hear me waving my arms around as I extemporized like mad. I thought we were going to be talking more about the philosophy of Bad Movie Night and showing It’s a Wonderful Life, and I wasn’t expecting to have to come up with jokes on the spot about specific elements. Oh well. Still turned out okay.”
That’s pretty on the nose, but you should listen anyway!
Then a separate conversation with the owner of the Laemmle Theater chain in LA. They broke such films as “Swingers” and it was the first place to show “The Room” at midnight. But first, a bonus Chris Gore clip. Chris tells us how he gets dirty words past the censors on his G4 show, “Attack of the Show.”
Listeners called in to tell us the best worst movie they saw last year. Now 1/2 way through 2011 we’re playing them. They’re a great bunch of different films from all different people. check it out, agree, disagree, guest how many of the callers are baked. Call us (646) 481-5476 w/ ur thoughts.
Callers include: Kent, Mike, Yuri, Matt, FM, Riz, The “Filmjitzu guys,” the “We Hate Movies” guy, Felber (from his car phone!) and many more! Star studded!
Comedians Al Madrigal & Chris Spencer are two comics branching out into movies. Chris has worked with legendary Uwe Boll twice and lived to talk (all) about it. Al is struggling with if he should play up to the stereotype or not.
We answer questions What’s like to work with Uwe Boll? Is it ok to be a stereotype? Why is Cuba Gooding, Jr chucking a spear? What’s a “Cash Grab?” Was Chris in the most offensive comedy ever? Why does Al sound like Allan Alda? Why is this famous director beating up bloggers?
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(Look below to see how to see it live!)Jan-Michael Vincent stars in “Alienator” a no budget “Terminator” rip off. J-MV sends a female body builder with a “Phantom Of the Opera” mask and a heavy metal freight wig to Earth to capture an escape space criminal. Cheap lasers, not so special, special effects, bad acting and a certain slurring Airwolf makes this a must see/listen to. “Horrible Movie Night” producer Jon Mathot and “Retro Radio Live” co-host Eric “Danger” Nyenhuis join host Adam Spiegelman.
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Bonus! USA Network is premiering this movie on June 9th. To celebrate (& capitalize) I’m re-releasing the classic episode we did on the movie. The sound quality ain’t perfect, how dare you! Listen here or subscribe on Itunes!
Vince Vaughn does his best Vince Vaughn in this place holder between films. Writer Bob Powers and actor Joe Mortimer join host Adam Spiegelman as they celebrate every misstep: Does Jon Favereau over think masturbating more than “Iron Man 2?” Is it a fat joke or a black joke? And why do bellhops just walk into your room in fancy resorts?
Leave a comment. What did you think of the film? Do you pull your shirt up before you…you know what?