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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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Was “Mrs. Doubtfire” Really a Horror Film?

Was “Mrs. Doubtfire” Really a Horror Film?

The late Robin Williams in one of his most famous “funny help” roles.

College Humor’s Hallie Cantor deconstructs the cross dressing stalker-com“Mrs. Doubtfire.”  Hallie wrote “8 Things That Still Bother Me About Mrs. Doubtfire.”

The first thing about the movie is it’s impossible to find. No one streams it. You can buy the DVD on Amazon.

The other thing is it’s more like a Brian De Palma film than a ha ha ha film. Robin Williams plays a man who dresses in disguise to steal time with his kids and keep an eye on his ex. SPOOKY! Someone made a horror movie trailer. But he didn’t have to do much.

 

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Confessions of an Oscar Writer

Confessions of an Oscar Writer

Oscar scribe, Mason Stienberg gives the behind the scenes on the awards show. Unlike “The Artist” Mason is not silent about working with Billy Crystal! Find out why some jokes make it and why some don’t. Plus Mason brings jokes and bits that did not make air.

Also talks about writing for Robins Williams, the  Russell Brand show on FX soon and “Celebrity Apprentice.”

New Segment: Cannon Ball Run style outtakes!

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Listen pal… if you met someone at  a dinner party who worked on the Oscars you’d ask him a million questions. You would eventually ask him what he made for a living and that would be super embarrassing. Don’t ask people in showbiz what they make. It’s still not polite.

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“Old Dogs” with .@AdamFelber

“Old Dogs” with .@AdamFelber

NPR’s Adam Felber and Adam Spiegelman  discuss “Old Dogs.”
After testing as an R rated movie fail, “Old Dogs” was re-cut into a kids film. It’s a mess, all over the place and really fun to watch.
The Adams also talk about one of the many Bad Movie Night clubs – Bunkdance.
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