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“Samurai Cop” Matt Hannon: The Next Tommy Wiseau?

Matt Hannon went from being Sylvester Stallone’s bodyguard to movie star in just 27 years.

In 2004, a film canister containing an unreleased 1991 movie was discovered in storage. The buddy film “Samurai Cop” was plagued with terrible dialogue, bad acting, and questionable continuity. Scenes from the movie went viral which was followed by sold-out midnight screenings across the nation.

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Top 5 Movie Stars with Christmas Misses

 

Mike Spiegelman tackles the top 5 worst Christmas movies made by major movie stars.

5. Robin Williams – Toys (1992) – Let’s begin twenty years ago when the creative force behind Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) released a Christmas movie. Director Barry Levinson and the late actor Robin Williams whipped up an original trailer where Williams riffed in costume and on set. The production looked mismatched and detached, Williams ranted on, but at least the trailer was 3 minutes long. The actual film departed from Levinson’s grounded family stories into a fairy tale about a toy factory threatened by the military. Williams runs the factory, his brother is LL Cool J, his love interested is factory drone Robyn Wrigh , and he drinks Pepsi Cola. The sets, despite their oversized parameters and bright colors, dull the action, even when there are explosions and floods in the final reel. Trevor Horn of the Buggles wrote the music, including holiday tunes that no one’s ever heard, which is ridiculous because, as Americans, we’ve heard every holiday tune ever recorded. Williams and Levinson later redeemed themselves when they made the even more insufferable Man of the Year (2006).

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Watch: “Star Wars Holiday Special”

Watch: “Star Wars Holiday Special”

“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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“Ninja 3: The Domination” with Todd Levin

More 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!

About the lead actress Lucinda Dickey from IMDB:

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t of the troupe when Solid Gold’s third season began and a short biography of 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 the film’s lead dancers. Lucinda also appeared in the movie ninja 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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You’re Pittying the Wrong Fool, Fool

Variety’s website put up a picture of actor/comedian David Alan Grier with a caption meant for role model, Mr. T.

It’s hard to say if it was a human error or something is wrong with their Geosites site or something. But still, catch those errors. One guy has a very recognizable haircut, he’s pretty unique.

Let’s talk about the article, it was about Food Network trying to reach younger audiences by doing shows with comedians. Who are the bridges to the young kids? They hired the great Arsenio Hall and DAG. If by “Young” they mean 47 years old, then they did it! How old is their audience now? 100?

 

 

Chuck Norris in his first film “Breaker, Breaker!”

Chuck Norris in his first film  “Breaker, Breaker!”

Where Chuck Norris began… and almost ended his film career.

Before “Walker, Texas Ranger,” Chuck Norris kicked his way through the 70’s trucker/dirt bike/kung fu movie “Breaker! Breaker!”

It’s 1977 and everyone wants to be a trucker. That was the craze. So someone figured to put some Karate and some so trucks together.Read More

When Netflix & Game Shows use ICA, an “Intolerant Computerized Algorithm”

When Netflix & Game Shows use ICA, an “Intolerant  Computerized Algorithm”

I recently watched a doc on Netflix about LA gangs. It was really good.

Netflix’s computerized system was right to assume I would want to watch other docs on gangs. I can see them thinking that would spill into docs about gangsters and people in jail. I guess it would also make sense that I like docs in general. I get that too. But why would they think I would want to watch a beloved family sitcom based on watching “Crips and Bloods?” I don’t see the connection.

Other computer fails:

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Flop House 2: “Ghost Shark”

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Nicko finally gets me to watch “Ghost Shark.” Spoiler alert: It’s spoiled. A shark dies in a mysterious cave and that make him a ghost. He can pass through anything as long as it water. You know, puddles, hoses, drool. But the can still eat you.

Watch below. But not while driving, you might fall asleep at the wheel.

On this show: Nicko and I talk about her new book, she mentions I’m Jewish, shitty co-workers, Nicko’s viral video, her shirtless boyfriend washing dishes, men who play with toys, how to rip off other shows,  my cat makes an appearance and of course, Nicko refers to me being Jewish.

*Relax, listen to the show to figure it out.

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