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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:55 am 
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That's really interesting- thanks!
The only things I think I haven't seen yet on DVD are the stage show on DVD and the movie - were they any good, or did they just repeat themselves?


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Both the DVD's of the stage show and the film "Apocalypse" are well worth watching if you're already a fan and familliar with the characters and plotlines. The live stage show (well, both of them, "Live At Drury Lane" and "The League Of Gentlemen Are Behind You") are brilliantly funny. The film was slated here a bit, but I liked it. OK it wasn't brilliant, not their best work but it was funny, and that's the point isn't it?! :mrgreen:

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There was a follow up? When was that? I guess we'll get it eventually.


Yep, John Simm wasn't in it though. Ashes to Ashes had the same premise as Life On Mars but the main character was a woman (Keeley Hawes) and it was set in the 1980's instead of the 70's.
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Caught this on cable the other night. It's awful but hysterically funny. Women in prison, gratuitous nudity, abysmal acting, and Dean Wormer as the horny warden. B-movie sleaze at its finest.


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Yesterday I saw Mad Money (2008). Ugh.

And today I decided to live up my Tim Curry fanhood and watch Muppet Treasure Island.

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Mad Money isn't the worst thing I've seen. Not great though.

This one wasn't fantastic, but it was seasonal......

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Mad Money's script was stolen from UK movie Hot Money. So all they had to do was get a good cast and a good production: and they pretty much failed on both.

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Another one I caught on cable. Anyone remember this 1993 classic? There's a scene where the dog actually eats a cat whole. It's hilarious.


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Upon further reflection, this movie sucked.

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Today we watched Dewey Cox:Walk Hard. Very crappy movie. Even when you know what they're spoofing (Walk The Line, Dylan, Brian Wilson and "Smile" and so on) it's still awful.

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The music is pretty memorable though.

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The music is pretty memorable though.


I'm glad that you received enjoyment somehow from that movie.

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I did. The Roy Orbison/Ricky Nelson 'tribute', "A Life Without You", all the Dylan stream of consciousness protest stuff, and the disco version of Bowie's "Starman".............you can tell a lot of love went into the music in that movie - maybe it should have just been a comedy record.

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The wife and I watched it over the weekend. We both laughed our asses off! I thought it was a great movie. I, too, felt that a lot of thought and care went into the music. I was wondering if the lead actor (was it John Rielly or something like that?) actually played guitar himself. It sure looked like it.

My wife made the comment after it was over that, as far as she could remember, that may have been the only movie she ever saw that showed as much wang as it did tits.

As far as music parodies go, I thought this was every bit as good as Spinal Tap.

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Watched John Boorman's "Excalibur" on telly over the weekend. Boorman definitely knows how to direct, but the script, costumes and actors were about as crap as crap gets. Bonking in a full suit of armour! Steel skullcaps for Merlin! People sleeping naked in Scottish woods and apparently able to raise an erection....I still enjoyed it, though

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Watched John Boorman's "Excalibur" on telly over the weekend. Boorman definitely knows how to direct, but the script, costumes and actors were about as crap as crap gets. Bonking in a full suit of armour! Steel skullcaps for Merlin! People sleeping naked in Scottish woods and apparently able to raise an erection....I still enjoyed it, though


The clinking of the armor (While they were "bonking") in the beginning was hilarious... so absurd.


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i just watched "eddie and the cruisers" and that movie was terrible! the crappy 60's music that sounded from the 80's, and the crappy lines! just a bad movie all around

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The New World with colin farrell.... yes it's nice to look at, but it's bloody boring to sit through.

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I guessed that would be shite...the book by Danny Wallace was so funny, there was no way Jim Carrey could do it justice.

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After you've seen a couple of Carrey films you've seen 'em all. He has two faces - grimacing and looking sad. Still, at least he's better than Robin Williams when he goes into weepy smiley mode.

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After you've seen a couple of Carrey films you've seen 'em all. He has two faces - grimacing and looking sad. Still, at least he's better than Robin Williams when he goes into weepy smiley mode.


Personally I think Jim Carrey is handsome... when he doesn't grin. The second he grins he turns from a mysterious beaut into a mad clown knocking at your door at dusk.

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Do you go for his weepy, tender-hearted look (i.e. visage 1 and a half) too?

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Yes... guilty as charged... he has that beautiful brown hair...

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I actually enjoyed Yes Man. But I admit that it was mostly to do with Zooey Deschanel and the performances with Von Iva. That and I'm a sucker for movies set in Los Angeles that focus on more than one part of town as the backdrop.

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