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January 19, 2011

***** Review of “Arthur” (1981)

 

So much can be learned from the movies. You see, when you`re rich, chronic alcoholism is non-stop hilarity! Playing Arthur, Dudley Moore joyfully imbibes all his days away, energetically tossing off clever bon-mots, with Liza Minelli and Sir John Gielgud bouncing beside him as delightful co-dependents. He`s a fun drunk, not one of those preachy twelve steppers or shaky yellow sad ones with their vomiting and coughing up blood, crashing their crappy cars. Those swollen-livered losers just don`t have the right attitude. Arthur carefreely weaves his Bentley back and forth in the New York streets, head bobbing out of the sunroof, spilling nary a drop of his martini. That`s how a gentleman drinks, and his fellow drivers respect it! Adding to the endless fun, he frequently dines with the beautiful, hygienically sound New York prostitutes, sporting their tube tops, satin pants and wise-cracking ways. Those girls are surely hiding hearts of gold, those scamps. If we could just teach our children to drink and carouse all day properly, like Arthur does – WITH GUSTO – the world would be a happier place. 5 stars. Fun for the whole family!

December 29, 2010

Another Super Fun Movie Quiz From MovieGoober

by GooberGames

Well, it’s that time! Here’s another Super Fun Movie Quiz. Pencils ready? Go!

1. While being taken prisoner in 1968’s  “The Planet of the Apes”, Charlton Heston cries,  “Get your hands off me you damn, …”

a. dirty rats!
b. squishy octopii!
c. smelly liberals!
d. none of the above

2. Charlie Sheen’s 1987 comedy “Major League” features what popular American sport?

a. badminton
b. hot-dog eating
c. tonsil hockey
d. none of the above

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December 28, 2010

NEW ON DVD: Releases for January 2011

MovieGoober’s selected DVD releases and re-releases for January.

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DVD RELEASES – JANUARY, 2011

“Black Sheep” (1996)- Starring Chris Farley and David Spade. (DVD Widescreen-2010) FINALLY! I THOUGHT THEY WOULD NEVER RELEASE THIS IN WIDESCREEN.

“How the West Was Won” (1962)- Starring Carroll Baker, Lee J. Cobb and Henry Fonda. (DVD Blu Ray 2010) IT WAS WON BY OUR BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN FIGHTING OVERSEAS, THAT’S HOW!

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December 21, 2010

*** Review of “Falling Down” (1993)

by GooberCranky

ONCE…in a sweltering West Coast world.. ONE MAN.. stuck in traffic…with a tie and a pocket protector.. flipped his flattop lid and took it all back. COMING IN SUMMER 1993… MICHAEL DOUGLAS IS…ROBO-DILBERT!  

  We really liked this movie when we were younger and more knuckleheaded. When it came up as an instant watch on Netflix, we looked forward to seeing it again, but much of our enthusiasm waned as we realized how simple-minded it looks now. We must have been some kind of xenophobic jerks in 1993.

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December 21, 2010

***** Review of “Double Indemnity” (1944)

“Double Indemnity” is the master blueprint for film noir. Fred MacMurray is as cool as a cucumber, blowing smoke rings and lighting matches off his zipper while Barbara Stanwick swoons. She’s one of those crazy hot chicks, the kind that makes you carry her purse, mow her brother’s grass and while you’re on the way home from work, stop and kill her husband. In short,  high maintenance. “Body Heat” was a fine remake, stylish enough, but it couldn’t quite match the razor sharp, rat-a-tat dialogue of this one. (It made up for it with some razor sharp, rat-a-tat nudity.) “Double Indemnity” is one of the greats and you can’t really consider yourself a properly trained cinema monkey without seeing it. 5 stars

December 21, 2010

*** Review of “Castaway” (2000)

by GooberDrunky

The scenes of Tom Hanks stranded on a desert island are the best part of “Castaway”, the rest is pretty gooey. Once off the island, Hanks has a hard time readjusting to real life. It’s sad. The only way he can have sex with Helen Hunt is if she dresses up like a volleyball. 3 stars

December 3, 2010

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