Dec. 23, 2007, 6:54 a.m. CST
be sure to grab a coat, it's kinda cold outside
Dec. 23, 2007, 6:57 a.m. CST
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Dec. 23, 2007, 7:06 a.m. CST
by Son of Hades
That is all.
Dec. 23, 2007, 7:13 a.m. CST
I rather enjoyed that. Well done.
Dec. 23, 2007, 7:49 a.m. CST
I'm writing a Top 10 of 2007 feature for the site I work at and this was the intro for my description of La Vie en Rose that I wrote earlier this week: "With La Vie en Rose, I'm Not There (a good, but too-weird-for-its-own-good film), and the parody Walk Hard, this was hopefully the year when the generic, predictable, and Oscar-baity artist biopic died." I don't know how you were able to hack my hard drive, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and formulate it differently. You win this time. :)
Dec. 23, 2007, 8:03 a.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
"Hey, this is just like the time..." [smash cut to EXACT RECREATION of 70's or 80's TV show or movie]
Dec. 23, 2007, 8:18 a.m. CST
and probably last, but its Don't Look Back, not now
Dec. 23, 2007, 8:20 a.m. CST
"Airplane"...that's a parody. "Family Guy" is bullshit.
Dec. 23, 2007, 8:20 a.m. CST
walk hard looks like dog shit. and apatow is never funny.
Dec. 23, 2007, 8:26 a.m. CST
Unfortunately, Walk Hard is already a box office dud. See it now while you can on the big screen - it'll be gone by the new year. <p> That video clip with Darryl from the Office was uncomfortably funny - how much of that was improv?
Dec. 23, 2007, 8:26 a.m. CST
That were released on the Internet had the exact opposite effect as they intended. Instead of getting me more excited about the movie, it killed any enthusiasm I had. Just painfully unfunny. It looks to me like they played everything so straight that it seems like another one of the generic biopics they're trying to parody.
Dec. 23, 2007, 8:36 a.m. CST
I was born a poor black child...
Dec. 23, 2007, 8:47 a.m. CST
As usual, the critics and haters aren't worth listening to. I saw Walk Hard on a whim even though the trailers were shit out of loyalty to the minds that gave us Anchorman. I've never laughed so hard in a theatre in my life.
Dec. 23, 2007, 8:56 a.m. CST
But so is a REALLY loud kid fart in church on one of those wooden pews. You'd be embarassed for laughing, but as you walked away from the situation, you'd laugh a little more. 70s and 80s Steve Martin is funny in a different way, but 'funny' can mean so many damned things.... Airplane was funny when I was little, but watching it now, the jokes are fucking old and brittle, just WAITING to break their hips...'She's starting to shake', then showing a pair of tits isn't high comedy...Pun after pun after visual pun gag are the staple of ZAZ movies, and they didn't age well. Someone watching it these days would probably change the channel. I wouldn't blame 'em.<p>But Apatow and his gang of dudes are funny as shit, and let me tell you, it's coming back around to the experimental funny of the early 70s, when Al Brooks and Andy Kaufman started doing crazy shit to see if it was 'funny'. (Al Brooks' bad mime is fucking hilarious. So are his characters on the Simpsons, my personal favorite is Scorpio)...Family Guy is well written, and so is American Dad.<p>Fuck man, there's moonie and hare krishna evangelical jokes in Airplane that look vaudevilian nowadays, also the second flick, lest we forget that ZAZ couldn't take their dicks out of a franchise EVER, had Sonny Bono with a fucking bomb in the sequel...Yeah, you're right they're geniuses. Now, can anyone remember the Airport movie they were 'parodying' there? No? Congratulations, you're not 80 years old.<p>Family Guys written this year will seem stale in 5 years, or will become surreal because of their dated natures. FG is the comedy equivalent of Combos, with a very short shelf life for each bag, but as long as they keep making more, I'll eat it!<p>Mel Brooks...Now THERE was a fucking Parody Master...ZAZ were suckling at his ball sweat.
Dec. 23, 2007, 8:57 a.m. CST
the trailers seemed to be designed to keep moviegoers away. there wasn't a single laugh in the whole theater when the preview came on.
Dec. 23, 2007, 9:12 a.m. CST
it did have its moments (the beatles!), but it really needed to be cut down. their were large stretches where nothing funny happened and they repeated the same lame jokes too many times. really needed to cut out some of the "walk the line" scenes. for the first half of the movie it felt like a scene for scene reshot. once it escaped to the seventies and became a general music parody, it was more enjoyable.
Dec. 23, 2007, 9:20 a.m. CST
The comparison to top secret may be the best comparison. In many ways, Top Secret! wasn't the laughiest out loud spoof, but it worked because it was so straight-edged. I'm looking forward. Should be fun!
Dec. 23, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST
WILL BE ANOTHER DUD AFTER THE FIRST WEEK.
Dec. 23, 2007, 9:56 a.m. CST
Gotta disagree with "...what impressed me is how you don’t need to know anything about the “real” Bob Dylan to appreciate this movie." The only people I know who loved the movie (myself included) came into the theater as Dylan fans, and already knew something about him. Those that didn't felt completely lost.
Dec. 23, 2007, 10:03 a.m. CST
ZAZ had nothing to do with the Airplane sequel, dummy. And the first one holds up just fine -- sure, some of the jokes are dated, but name one comedy made more than about twenty seconds ago in which some of the jokes *aren't* dated.
Dec. 23, 2007, 10:16 a.m. CST
... but it can still be funny. But Seth McFarlane doesn't do a damn thing to work for his humor. I totally agree with Matt and Trey when it comes to Family Guy. It's the laziest writing, the laziest, easiest jokes, and the worst kind of pop culture humor that won't be funny in 5 years. But sometimes, about once a show, it hits on a joke. Yes, it falls flat for about 20 minutes, but for 2 minutes it's funny. That's why God invented Tivo or the DVR.<br><br>Mori, I have to ask, you talk about the deconstruction and parody of the movies like Ray and Walk the Line. So I have to wonder since you brought up "Young Frankenstein:" are the characters aware in the movie of the ridiculousness of it all? The worst kind of parody is when the characters are too self aware, but when they can strike the perfect balance like "Young Frankenstein" did, where it's a little wink-wink here and there, that's perfect parody.
Dec. 23, 2007, 10:35 a.m. CST
Just reading the discription of the joke you gave from Airplane made me sit and chuckle to myself as I remembered the visual of the camera panning over to those gigantic breasts flopping violently back and forth. I really don't see how that can ever become dated.
Dec. 23, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST
I guess you have to be a long time viewer to see that they not only make easy jokes and non-jokes, but great jokes as well. When they cut-away to the Star Wars Emperor and he says "something, something, dark side.... something, something, something complete." It's not just a cut-and-paste job, it's astute and fun... and funny.<br><br>Oh yeah, and Apatow is great; looking forward to this flick.
Dec. 23, 2007, 11:28 a.m. CST
by That 70s Venom
Family Guy is some of the funniest shit I've ever seen. No, some of their jokes aren't the best, obviously, but I think some of you naysayers are forgetting that good jokes aren't all about the material of the joke, but also about the delivery of the joke, and if there is one thing that Seth Macfarlane and his boys can get right about 95% of the time, it is their fucking impeccable delivery of the jokes.
Dec. 23, 2007, 11:30 a.m. CST
by That 70s Venom
... you mentioned Andy Kaufman. Well, one of the things he was most renowned for was his joke delivery, not necessarily the jokes themselves.
Dec. 23, 2007, 11:39 a.m. CST
but it's still not as good as the lamest Simpson's episode. it'll never have the wit of The Simpsons.
Dec. 23, 2007, 11:50 a.m. CST
by The Dum Guy
It'll give you a boner.
Dec. 23, 2007, 12:20 p.m. CST
by Son of Hades
Zucker, Abrams, Zucker!
Dec. 23, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST
Its very hit or miss. WHen its funny its sickeningly funny, when its not..its embarrasing. I think its rather clever when it wants to be and yeah, the pop culture references put it in trouble of being dated quickly, but if you get it you get it. I dont think parodies kill a genre....Scary Movie(which I thought the first one was funny) hasnt prevented Hollywood from putting out lame horror movies has it? Im not a hater, but the trailers for Walk Hard simply didnt look funny at all. I had a free pass and didnt go just because the trailers couldnt even sell this flick.
Dec. 23, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST
man, this movie looks so funny, i cannot wait to see it! and in 2008, i cannot wait to VOTE FOR RON PAUL! RON PAUL will eradicate the IRS and END ALL INCOME TAXES!!! imagine, if YOU, YOURSELF had THOUSANDS OF EXTRA DOLLARS per year to buy even MORE DVDS for your collection! Don't you want to buy more stuff, don't you want to keep YOUR OWN MONEY??? IF so, then, please inform yourself, and google RON PAUL youtube and RON PAUL's website, to learn what this amazing PATRIOT is willing to do, to bring FREEDOM BACK TO OUR REPUBLIC!!! I am a PROUD AMERICAN, and in 2008, i am going to WALK HARD, and in 2008, i am going to VOTE FOR RON PAUL!!!
Dec. 23, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST
by That 70s Venom
I don't think parody films were ever intended to completely destroy the genres that they parodied. Or am I wrong? I've always believed that imitation is the finest form of flattery, and by making fun of a genre, that genre actually becomes more notable. Blazing Saddles didn't make me dislike Unforgiven or 3:10 To Yuma. Space Balls didn't make me hate Star Wars. Not Another Teen Movie and Scary Movie didn't make me lose any respect for John Hughes' classic 80s flicks or the horror genre, respectively. I love a good parody movie, IF they can get it right. A lot of parody films are sort of just thrown together, and not very clever. But there are also some great ones too. And by the way, sith_rising, I disagree. I think Family Guy is more funny than The Simpsons ever was. The Simpsons used to be funny to me, but it's not that funny anymore really. Some of the best Simpsons episodes hold a special place in my heart both because they're funny and for nostalgia, but I'm more fond of Family Guy.
Dec. 23, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST
For free but still, I absolutely love it
Dec. 23, 2007, 1 p.m. CST
Just thought you'd like to know. I worked with her in the 90's on an AFI senior project. She's very cool.
Dec. 23, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST
I guess the unwashed masses just had to go see Nick Cage stink up the theatre this weekend. Oh, and Family Guy has always been an unfunny Simpsons ripoff.
Dec. 23, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST
if you keep saying:"why isn't it more like X?" But it's not. It's animated sketch comedy, and if you look at it that way, it's like any other sketch show -- hit or miss, and FG has more hits probably than most live action sketch shows. As for the parody... if the scene makes you go: "hey, I totally forgot all about that!" then it's done it's job. they're parodies from the 80s and early 90s are far more satisfying than their recent targes for that reason...
Dec. 23, 2007, 2:03 p.m. CST
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Dec. 23, 2007, 2:25 p.m. CST
by I am_NOTREAL
at 89 minutes??? Nah. The biggest problems were the self-indulgent and heavy-handed jokes. Moriarty hit on the one about the Temptations, but there were others, especially in the first half. The machete-fighting stuff (both with the brother and the dad) wasn't well done. But overall I think it was redeemed by the good scenes - Dewey as Dylan in particular was funnier than anything in Superbad.
Dec. 23, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST
Your still a teenager?
Dec. 23, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST
I went yesterday and really enjoyed it. I had a constant smile with some great laugh out loud momnets. The music was perfect and there were very sexy ladies showing full frontal! How can you go wrong with that?
Dec. 23, 2007, 3:15 p.m. CST
But you force Cumpston on everybody............you hate shit parodys unless they are your own.
Dec. 23, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST
by Bass Bastardson
If he could even get half the things that he wants to do done. All you sheep who love him because he wants to do away with income tax and legalize industrial hemp are fucking idiots. Firstly, he would not have the power as president to abolish the IRS - that would take the backing of congress and thus will NEVER HAPPEN. Furthermore, if it did happen, it would be an enormously destructive force - wiping out the budget for much of this nations infrastructure, federal programs and state subsidies. Your income taxes don't just go toward funding the war machine - go to pay for things like roads, education, medicare, federal prisons, disaster relief, the federal park system, wildlife protection, the FDA, the EPA and the list goes on and on and on. Think about the jobless rate when every federal agency is disbanded. Think about the amount of people forced into poverty when all governmental support is gone. People complain out the ass about how poorly FEMA has handled the whole Katrina situation, but imagine how much worse it would have been if there was NO FEMA and NO Federal support or disaster relief for any of those people AT ALL - that is the world you would live in under Dr Ron Paul. I support Ron Paul's stance on the war and on state's rights, but he is still a socially conservative (pro-gun, anti-gay) isolationist, who is - frankly - Anti-Environment. Isolationism is an outdated mode of thinking in this increasingly global economy and would eventually turn us from a world leader into an ugly stepchild but that is not as scary as his environmental policy. He backs drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, wants to disband the Environmental Protection Agency, he is for privatizing all our national parks, and he does not believe Global Warming is a valid concern. So what if he's been anti-war from the start - so has Barak Obama. Ron Paul would bring the hammer down on both the poor and the environment. In summary - Fuck Ron Paul. If you are pro Ron Paul, you are just as big of a sheep as the dumbfucks who support Bush.
Dec. 23, 2007, 3:25 p.m. CST
by Mr. Nice Gaius
Wet your lips and make love to America!<P>SASHAY SHANTE!!!
Dec. 23, 2007, 3:38 p.m. CST
Dec. 23, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST
That Backlash video is pretty funny, though
Dec. 23, 2007, 3:59 p.m. CST
and propelling the Forgetting Sarah Marshall trailer TB into the top 10. :D
Dec. 23, 2007, 4:11 p.m. CST
That was an excellent Todd Hayes film that was also a love note to the Ziggy Stardust/Punk Rock era. You should have compared that one with the new Dylan film, Mori. (Not mad at you though; merry Christmas :)
Dec. 23, 2007, 4:12 p.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
"Something-something-something complete." Kind of like how to write Family Guy "jokes", huh? "Something-something-something, 80's movie reference, something-something-something, 70's TV reference, something-something-something, vile fart/sex/racism joke".
Dec. 23, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST
Dec. 23, 2007, 5:16 p.m. CST
by Trader Groucho 2
and I laughed. A lot. Great movie, and I completely agree with Mori's review. Can't explain the box office, except to opine that perhaps the release dates for Walk Hard and A Mighty Heart (another great movie that did not score at the gigaplex last summer) should have had their release dates reversed. <p> Haynes' anti-biopic is one alternate approach. Another? Just make a great movie, like Control.
Dec. 23, 2007, 5:26 p.m. CST
I tell ya, I really think it was the marketing. It just didnt look funny at all. I know people who didnt even know it was a comedy and therefore passed.
Dec. 23, 2007, 5:29 p.m. CST
I'm not sure it can be called a flop, either - yet. It has double the per-screen average $ of Charlie Wilson's War, and half the number of theaters of same. At best, the jury's still out.
Dec. 23, 2007, 5:38 p.m. CST
by Stuntcock Mike
A parody of a parody. Ray and Walk the Line were comedies as well. Just not on purpose. "Matched Will Farrell pound for pound"? That sir, is a dubious honor, for he is a douche.
Dec. 23, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
But I guess for a movie that's some kind of disaster.<p>Every article and review I've seen about the cast, the songs, the concept of "Walk Hard" makes me think this is exactly the kind of movie I'd like. The print ad with John C. Reilly posed as Jim Morrison was brilliant. The commercial with a mean John Lennon being a prick to Ringo was disturbing. And frankly naming the main character a thinly veiled euphemism for "Moist Penis" and then putting the name in the title made the whole thing seem rather juvenile.<p>"Walk With A Firm Erection: the Moist Penis Story" opened to a 4.1 million dollar start, Sweeney Todd made nine mil. I'd decare that movie musical's were over but the Beatles and Dylan pics got hugely talked about and the Chipmunks trounced both Dewey and Sweeney at the box office.<p>I've been visiting AICN long enough now that I remember when "Lemony Snicket's a Series Of Unfortunate Events" and "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" were being touted as in progress next-big-things. three years after they opened for X-mas '04, I caught them both on TV last night. One question, were they meant to be entertaining? In what way?<p>Oh yeah, and Family guy is funny somemtimes, and often the cut away pop culture references are the best parts of the show, better than the weak and unimportant "plots". but the humor, especially in most of the post-revived from cancellation episodes, just seems mean spitrited and misanthrompic. I suspect Seth MacFarlane might not be a nice person, or perhaps someone I would not care to meet. I wish I had his money, though and he, as Roger Miller once so eloquently put it, had a do wacka do wacka doo wacka doo, a do wakka do wakka doo.
Dec. 23, 2007, 6:25 p.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
"Walk With A Firm Erection: the Moist Penis Story"<p><sp> Yeah, I crack myself up sometimes. But that's really not a family oriented Holiday weekend movie title, is it?
Dec. 23, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST
Like so many lately featuring some goofball guy who thinks he's great or whatever. If it's more than that, they didn't sell it that way.
Dec. 23, 2007, 7:39 p.m. CST
kisses. I enjoyed the flick.
Dec. 23, 2007, 8:30 p.m. CST
by James Westfall
Dec. 23, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST
And I think thats the crew Haynes' movie is targeting -- the people who have lost all sense of perspective about a 60s popstar who really wanted desperately to be as cool as Woody Guthrie, but just aint. Which isn't to say that Dylan doesn't have some great songs, he does, but overall he's waaay overrated, imho. Never understood why people went so nutso for the guy. He always came off as a raging hypocrite contrarian jackass to me. But, yeah, clearly the man has some great songs, but overall, I say 'meh.'
Dec. 23, 2007, 8:59 p.m. CST
Bass Bastardson, RON PAUL was on the MEET THE PRESS this afternoon, and he explained PERFECTLY how to eradicate the ILLEGAL IRS and INCOME TAX. THE IRS was ONLY created to cover the interest brought forth by the FEDERAL RESERVE [CORPORATION] SYSTEM, an criminal organization ILLEGALLY creating tender in the UNITED STATES of AMERICA. according to the US CONSTITUTION, which, last time i checked, was what made this country GREAT, the only people LEGALLY able to create tender, is the US GOVT. so what RON PAUL WILL DO, is FOLLOW THE LAW, something the military industrial complex REFUSES to do. then, he will abolish the FED, dismantle the IRS, and with CAREFUL spending, reduce the budget to next to nothing, so we do not need income tax. for the first 100 years of the USA, there was NO INCOME TAX. the income tax, was created, in 1913, the SAME freaking year, the insideous FED was created. they go hand in hand. the buget from 1997, if implemented TODAY, would not need the extra moneys dervived from the income tax. also, by bringing home our 500,000+ troops from abroad, that alone will save TRILLIONS of dollars a year. the income tax of the USA, is 1 trillion. so simply put, close down all foreign military bases, and viola! we have an extra TRILLION to play with, hence we DO NOT NEED AN illegal INCOME TAX!!! hey listen Bass Bastardson, if you want to be continually swindled by the mass media into thinking you need income tax, that is your perogative, because right now, we still have freedom of speech. (another thing RON PAUL is fighting for, is FREEDOM of SPEECH!!!) so if you want to keep paying taxes, to the criminal bankers of the world, and the militay industrial complex, then i say, go ahead, vote for guiliani, clinton, obama, rommley, etc. they are ALL pro-war, pro- BIG government, and pro- [haliburten type] military industrial complex. but me, i want my borders proteced by our strong armed forces, here, in the USA! imagine if all our soldiers were home, in the usa, for xmas this year??? that would be fucking amazing!!! but, the MIC wants those guys overseas, protecting OTHER countries. why should the USA pay to protect the over 130 bases overseas?? why are you, me, and the rest of americans paying for the 500,000 overseas soldiers to protect FOREIGN shores??? me, i want them home, in the land of the FREE, the home of the BRAVE!!! they have fought valiantly enough, it is time for them to return home as the HEROES THEY ARE!!! but, i assume, you get your FILTERED news from cnn, nbc, rupert murdochs VAST empire of media corporations, clear channel radio, (MITT ROMLEY's company is BUYING clear channel radio, so in a few weeks, radio will now be the EXCLUSIVE home of MITT ROMLEY! just like the military industrial complex likes it!) so keep hearing your FILTERED news. but for me, im voting for FREEDOM, the REPUBLIC OF THE UNITED STATES, and in 2008, i am going to walk hard, and VOTE FOR RON PAUL!!!
Dec. 23, 2007, 9 p.m. CST
On NPR that thar Terry Gross did an interview with Reilly and I guess Apatow and they played some of the parody music, all of which counded hilarious. It also sounded like "wait for dvd" which is precisely what the vast majority of audiences are going to do. Hence, it bombed.<br><br> Btw, I AM LEGEND was much, much better than I was expecting. The first hour is absolutely brilliant. Kinda falls apart at the end, but the first 3/4 are just nigh flawless. I loved it.
Dec. 23, 2007, 9:12 p.m. CST
Thats where I became aware of 'meh'. But is it really that bad birdman? I mean, really? Perhaps you'll be the last man on earth fighting all the people, excuse me, all the subhuman snooty scum, who use the word 'meh.' You could be the one to save us all before the meh meh meh meh meh meh MEH MEH MEH MEH MEHMEHMEHMEH!!!
Dec. 23, 2007, 9:47 p.m. CST
by Dr Uwe Boll
...had to say it.
Dec. 23, 2007, 10:10 p.m. CST
4 mil is week, but with DVD and cable it will make back its small budget and turn a profit. It got some good reviews and promotion, so I think ultimately it has to fall into the lap of John C. They threw him at the wall and he didn't stick. But he might have a second chance someday. Look at Jason Lee, he had some good sidekick work in the can... took a stab at a lead in a couple of flicks (they bombed). Then got a second chance with Earl, now the Chipmunk movie is doing stupid Box office numbers.
Dec. 23, 2007, 10:28 p.m. CST
Did it bother anyone else that the Cate Blanchett sequence was almost a shot-for-shot remake of Fellini's 8½ (Otto a mezzo)?
Dec. 23, 2007, 10:31 p.m. CST
How dare you mock the Smurf dialect, birdman. What gives you the right, huh? You, sir, are a racist. Damn you. Damn you and "meh" you forever. Did it annoy when I said that? Haha! YEAH! I bet it did. I bet it felt like a knife in the toe, or a thumb in the scrotum. F*ckin' blew your mind just there didn't I? You're all like, "I'm so annoyed right now!" and I'm all like, "meh" anyway. You see how it is? Its just like when Dylan was all wacked out on speed and he just said the opposite of what anyone said to him in order to instigate an argument cause he was just that "deep" and "underground." (For example, watch the unintentionally hilarious biopic "Don't Look Back.") The way everyone feels when they're 20 and really high on some kinda uppers -- speed, coke, meth, whatevs -- alchohol and a raging ego. So, "meh" to you you anti Smurf racist mutherf*cker. <br><br> No, but seriously, does 'meh' bother you that much? As a shorthand slangy idomatic expression for the word mediocre or disappointing? Really, does it pain you so? Or are you just bored? I like idiomatic expressions. They're fun.
Dec. 23, 2007, 11:37 p.m. CST
If you, you know, actually watched Family Guy show, you would know that they parodied movies and shows and so on instead of just showing the characters on the show in the same movie. But, hey, if you want to come off as completely ignorant then, yeah, enjoy making those quips! They certainly build up your "credibility". *cough*
Dec. 23, 2007, 11:47 p.m. CST
Yeah, I'll admit it. This flick had me rolling in the aisles. Such a not perfect spoof.
Dec. 23, 2007, 11:48 p.m. CST
that should have said "note perfect".. but it's amusing how it turned out.
Dec. 23, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST
How has this not broken on this site yet?
Dec. 24, 2007, midnight CST
I made it about 1 minute into that self-indulgent wink fest till it was "close the X down, fuck you, I'm out". Goddamn overrated Judd Apatrow crap.
Dec. 24, 2007, 1:08 a.m. CST
by The Dum Guy
Dewey Cox: What are y'all doin' in here?<br> Sam: We're smoking reefer and you don't want no part of this shit.<br> Dewey Cox: You're smoking *reefers*?<br> Sam: Yeah, 'course we are; can't you smell it? <br> Dewey Cox: No, Sam. I can't.<br> Girl Groupie: Come on, Dewey! Join the party!<br> Sam: No, Dewey, you don't want this. Get outta here!<br> Dewey Cox: You know what, I don't want no hangover. I can't get no hangover.<br> Sam: It doesn't give you a hangover!<br> Dewey Cox: Wha-I get addicted to it or something?<br> Sam: It's not habit-forming!<br> Dewey Cox: Oh, okay... well, I don't know... I don't want to overdose on it<br>. Sam: You can't OD on it!<br> Dewey Cox: It's not gonna make me wanna have sex, is it?<br> Sam: It makes sex even better!<br> Dewey Cox: Sounds kind of expensive. Sam: It's the cheapest drug there is.<Br> Dewey Cox: Hmm.<br> Sam: You don't want it!<br> Dewey Cox: I think I kinda want it<br>. Sam: Okay, but just this once. Come on in.<br>
Dec. 24, 2007, 2:48 a.m. CST
making Catwoman look like fucking Star Wars at the Box Office. Are you shitting me??? This fucker made 4 million over an entire weekend and you're saying it's fucking funny?? Yeah, right. Go bash Family Guy a little more maybe that'll make this ridiculously shitty movie a little funnier.
Dec. 24, 2007, 3:53 a.m. CST
There's still a place for the music biopic if the subject matter and execution are unique.
Dec. 24, 2007, 4:46 a.m. CST
When it first premiered. My attitude was, how dare this show just come out of nowhere and try to copy the Simpsons. It's exsistence seemed forced, like the creator saw what the simpsons did and thought, let me copy that, but do it my own way. Where the Simpsons seemed natural, something original and its fame seemed justified. But as years went by The Family Guy developed its own nitch and really set itself apart from any animated prime time show. I love Futuruma too!
Dec. 24, 2007, 5:57 a.m. CST
by Fineus Fog
For fucks sake I have been back here numerous times and still nothing. Mind you its Xmass morning heere in New Zealand --- merry fuckin christmas Walk Hard --- Suck Hard. Jon C Reilly looks like a retarded kid that pushes shopping trolleys around the parking lot. He is cromagnon man fuck Im still drunk
Dec. 24, 2007, 7:53 a.m. CST
SActive thread on the board and it is getting booooooring.
Dec. 24, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST
Yes, it is fucking funny. Unlike you, I don't really care what the rest of America thinks is funny or not. Using financial figures to say something is good is the stupidest thing possible. By your logic, "Alvin and the Chipmunks" and "Wild Hogs" are hilarious oscar winners. I'd rather have Walk Hard flop than have it up there with those movies.
Dec. 24, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST
by Stuntcock Mike
Dec. 24, 2007, 9:01 a.m. CST
If you get it, you see it's fucking retarded and hate the show. Else you think it's great and you are retarded.
Dec. 24, 2007, 9:15 a.m. CST
so do we get to see them in the movie or what?
Dec. 24, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST
1) putting Ron Paul's name in every talkback is a winning plan to get him elected amirite?<p> 2) remember that commercial with Billy Dean selling his sausages? LAWLS yeah i remember that har har. Yeah, this movie SOOOO doesn't have any of that 'family guy' style of crap satire, Quint.
Dec. 24, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST
Good point Dingbatty. But thats just 'cause it was about Joy Division. Not only was their music great in that achingly sincere and vaguely inept punky arty way, but they, or more specifically, he, Curtis, had a really cool, sad, compelling backstory. Morrison? Not so much. Since he was basically just some doped up bonehead who thought he was a poet. Dylan? Clearly not since the guy was basically a hypocrite contrarian jackhole with pretensions to greatness he simultaneously denies and champions by tooting his own horn relentlessly; a horn sounding more and more out of tune and out of touch with each flatulent blast of his tone deaf cantankerous caterwauling. Still, throw a rock in any direction at some corny ass hippie drum circle, and you'll hit some unwashed retard who thinks Dylan is the second cumming. <br><br> Anyways, other than something like CONTROL which would work even if they entire thing was made up and there was a Joy Division, most other musicians / bands just aren't that interesting. Dylan seems to think he's the most interesting person who ever lived, and so do the dinosaurs still fascinated by his ridiculously awful Woody Guthrie-on-speed impersonation. But, to people who actually matter, hes just a has been coasting on baby boomer marketing.
Dec. 24, 2007, 10:17 a.m. CST
how you do dat?
Dec. 24, 2007, 11:16 a.m. CST
Than I thought I would.<br>On paper, it seemed like a gimmick aimed at the "cult of Dylan" (as previously named). I know stuff about Dylan (courtesy of the two docs) but am no means part of his "cult."<br><br>Anyway, Haynes pulled off the gimmick, and I had a pretty good time with the movie. For more than Dylan, but mostly for Haynes.<br><br>In a time where the trend in all kinds of films seems to be as precise and sterile as possible, it was downright refreshing to see something that just didn't give a fuck, and went as far out on a limb as it could.
Dec. 24, 2007, 11:30 a.m. CST
Merry Christmas to everyone!!!!!
Dec. 24, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST
was, in a word, awesome. It was everything SELENA wasn't: GOOD. Phoenix and Witherspoon had great chemistry and a great relationship story. I wasn't a big Cash fan before, but became a huge one after.
Dec. 24, 2007, 12:01 p.m. CST
by Mr. Nice Gaius
Dec. 24, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST
and Walk Hard is just bad. Sucks. Unfunny. Painfull. Lights out.
Dec. 24, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST
by Mr. Nice Gaius
...WALK HARD would turn out to be worthwhile. Unfortunately, I've been told that a lot of stuff seen in the trailers and TV spots wasn't even in the movie. That's never a good sign.
Dec. 24, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST
what's the "was" shit? after your dick sucking of haynes dick sucking of dylan, don't go start thinking you've changed much. apparently you think you need to be a deep thinker to get what this asswipe is doing with dylan's story and that those who think it's artsy gimmicky shit have unfounded "rancor". hey why not juxtapose some other shit? lets make a movie about ancient greece, but set it with a fictionalized, over romanticized wild west?...or...we could just do honest reality, you know, that thing liberals are hateful of. ..oh and dewy cox lost me the moment i found out justin long was involved...i hate that cunt! someone tell his bitch ass he was playing rockband on a microsoft product and that his pussy friends over at apple suck at the products they make. jenna ficshers tits would be the only thing that could make me reconsider, and sadly i've heard they're not shown.
Dec. 24, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
Christ! Look at more than just the final gross, you Philistines.
Dec. 24, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST
It's only in 1200 theaters. If it was in as many theaters as I AM LEGEND, it would've matched or surpassed it. Depp always wins.
Dec. 24, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST
You all suck. I hope you have a rotten Christmas.
Dec. 24, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST
in which case I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Dec. 24, 2007, 1:11 p.m. CST
considering it's per-theater average. Idiots.
Dec. 24, 2007, 1:55 p.m. CST
people that use the old Box Office excuse and how it's not any kind of indicator to how good a movie is are usually the same people that try to piss in my pocket and tell me it's raining. In case you can't read between the lines I'm saying, pull your head out of your ass and quit sniffing your own methane so your head can get clear of the fucking stupid you're now eaten up with. In closing, fuck you very much. And by the way, you're getting your wish critch. Walk Hard is indeed a big flopping donkey dick.
Dec. 24, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST
letting John C. Reilly carry a movie was a good idea or that he would somehow be BO gold should be fucking fired. It's probably some of the same cunts that have produced the utter shit that has flowed out of Southern California over the last 3 years.
Dec. 24, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST
I'll check it out. Salaam Aleikem and Happy Kwaanza bud.
Dec. 24, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST
Not mentioned in the article....hmmm. Still on the fence about Dewey, but suppose I will go.
Dec. 24, 2007, 9:44 p.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
Um, what about the ep with the creepy old pedophile character (ALWAYS unfunny) reineacting that song from Little Shop Of Horrors VERBATIM? It's the same fucking lyrics, orchestration, camera angles, editing, and lasts JUST AS LONG as the scene it's supposedly "parodying". Or what about Stewie reenacting the "Anchors Away" dance scene with Gene Kelly, only having Stewie crudely pasted on top of Jerry? Same EXACT animation, dance moves, ect., and it eats up at least TWO FULL MINUTES of screentime. That is just fucking lazy and pandering. After the first two SECONDS, I "got" the reference, so why do I need to see a recreation of the WHOLE FUCKING THING, except that it makes it easier for McFarlane to pad 10 minutes' worth of material to the required 22?
Dec. 25, 2007, 2:11 a.m. CST
Mori, how come Control never even came up in this review? Did you not see it? It's still playing over at the Regency theater @ Beverly & Fairfax if you haven't. I didn't see I'm Not There because the whole thing with 10 different actors playing Dylan would remind me too much of the 1960s Casino Royale, but Control fucking blew me away. If any music biopic is done in the future it needs to be done by Anton Corbijn.
Dec. 25, 2007, 3:20 a.m. CST
I agree with a lot of what you have to say. I'm sort of in the middle on "Family Guy"; I think it has been, and is capable of, being funny in a way that's clever or insightful. But "jokes" like Stewie punching Will Ferrell for making 'Bewitched' have no intrinsic value unless you've already decided you love Stewie; I can't imagine someone twenty years from now popping in a random episode of the show and getting what the fuss was all about. And not to sound patronizing, but it's a shame that people accept it at its worst. I suspect that half the people on this website who love it wouldn't like it at all if most of its pop culture references weren't nostalgia porn.
Dec. 25, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST
1) No recognizable star. If Will Ferrel was the lead, it would have made a mint.<br><br> 2) People need their cherished illusions that pop stars actually are gods. Poking fun at that illusion makes people uneasy and shatters their corporate-programmed popular consumer entertainment deranged worldview. I bet it will do great on dvd though, and possibly become a cult classic. Maybe. I haven't seen it yet, but the song parodies I heard are hilarious.
Dec. 25, 2007, 9:41 a.m. CST
but agree that 90% of the jokes will be meaningless in 5, 10 years. The same can be said of SOUTH PARK (which hasn't been funny in quite some time, and yet clings to the one joke per episode endlessly repeated / Cartman says stuff in a funny voice formula). Actually, I think SOUTH PARK is even worse. The first few seasons are unwatchable now, then when they becamse raging neocon propagandists it dropped through the floor from "meh" to grindingly awful. On the flipside, I think THE SIMPSONS will likely retain its comedic brilliance. Even if recent seasons have been so-so, its still so firmly rooted in popular conciousness as to be timeless, imho.
Dec. 25, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST
Why isn't this hilarious ugly fuck in every movie? UCB FTW
Dec. 26, 2007, 2:04 a.m. CST
by high fidelity
But the Dylan documentary is called DON'T LOOK BACK. NOT Don't look now.
Dec. 26, 2007, 8:09 a.m. CST
was hilarious, the whole movie was great. So many cameos, and jenna fisher is fucking gorgeous. Go see walk hard, you will not be dissapointed.
Dec. 26, 2007, 8:31 a.m. CST
Once with the girlfriend, once with the family (no Sweeney Todd at the theater for some reason).<p>Loved it both times, and the music is amazing. I need that soundtrack.
Dec. 26, 2007, 9:32 a.m. CST
So dont tell me how much I should admire Jake Kasdan....its not hard to break into the biz when your born into it...so an impressive resume by any age doesnt count....
Dec. 26, 2007, 10:24 a.m. CST
Don't listen to the a-holes who haven't even seen the movie telling you it's not good. I laughed HARD watching this movie. Granted, I am generally a fan of parodies (well done ones anyway). If you are too, you will love this movie. If you are not, you won't. If the movie hasn't done great, it's more than likely because it was released on the same day as several other high profile movies. Those of you who didn't like this movie and don't like Family Guy... maybe you should just stop posting on comedy related threads as you don't have a great sense of humor.
Dec. 26, 2007, 3:30 p.m. CST
Not that I mind having my balls sucked, mind you.
Dec. 26, 2007, 3:31 p.m. CST
[Sings]: "I'm guilty as charged..." Damn you, Apatow!
Dec. 26, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST
by Cowboy Bert
You said John C. Riley is just stepping into comedy. He was funny as hell in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, pretty much anything I've seen him in. He is always a goofy schmuck.
Dec. 26, 2007, 7:16 p.m. CST
Judd Apatow is much better when he's with Seth Rogen. He's needs to make more movies like 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Superbad and less movies like Talladega Nights, and Dewey Cox.
Dec. 26, 2007, 8:01 p.m. CST
At this point, the genre can be likened to sci-fi, which is always semi-hot, but goes through the peaks and valleys before delivering periodic greatness.<P>After all is said and done, there's sure to be a creative team out there who'll produce a project that connects with audiences like RAY and WALK THE LINE.
Dec. 26, 2007, 8:14 p.m. CST
...in terms of his acting ability IMHO. Both have the ability to be deadly serious and really funny. It's a unique talent that most actors do not have.