No McFarland USA??? That's okay because I'm going to see it over the weekend anyway and not worry about hot tubs or DUFFs!
Comedies where a ton of famous actors/comedians get together to create an epic failure:
Casino Royale 1967.
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
I severely hope not many other movies get added to this list. Movies like these are so tragic, they make entire years feel depressing due to lack of smiles and laughs.
I liked Casino Royale...and I have NO SHAME in saying that!
I understand, a lot of people say that.
But I'm going to be honest, Casino Royale 1967 was the first movie that I've seen that I felt was so bad that I was incapable of enjoying it even as a bad movie. :/
But hey, everyone has their opinions, and from what I've seen, Casino Royale 1967's reputation is very mixed. Some people love it, some people say it's one of the worst movies ever. I'm one of the guys who really doesn't like it, and really had a bad time.
I thought I was going to see Austin Powers or Naked Gun or hell even National Lampoons Loaded Weapon levels of humor, but it was not even any of that, in my opinion, the humor used in Casino Royale 1967 is beneath the humor used in the average episode of Get Smart.... hell the average episode of Get Smart tops Casino Royale 1967 in every way in my opinion.
But hey, some people like it because it's more trippy than Adventure Time ever dreamed it could be. Honestly though, only laugh it got out of me was:
"You speak English?"
That's like... the one part that made me laugh.
it has an awesome theme tune,
Oh yeah... that's actually quite true. I love Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass, good ol childhood stuff right there.
Does Movie 43 count?
There's a movie made in 1968 called Skidoo that stars Jackie Gleason, Groucho Marx, Frankie Avalon, Carol Channing, Cesar Romero, Mickey Rooney, and Burgess Meredith. I never saw it, but they say it's absolutely terrible.
The only good thing that came from that mess is the Harry Nilsson track "I Will Take You There."
All I know about that movie is that it features Alcatraz and that it has Groucho in his last role as a sleep-walking God; plus poster art by Saul Bass.
I could tell from the trailer that Hot Tub Time Machine 2 was going to be nothing but schtick. I wasn't really taken with the first movie, and I was not excited about this sequel. I'm glad to know that it went down the shitter.
1:25 The movie they're thinking of (the one they mentioned that had Adrian Grenier and Melissa Joan Hart/Sabrina) is "Drive Me Crazy". Hope that helped!
For the DUFF video, sorry should've specified.
I actually prefer to drink FAXE. It's basically Duff, but made right, and Danish.
nah tuborg is the only thing worth drinking. j-dag bitches
You have a very shitty taste in beer picking.
Man this sounds like a really boring origin story for Duffman.
I love you drive me crazy its fine for a teen movie but that duff movie wuff that sounds like horrible people the movie ick.
Oh i never seen the original hot tub time machine for me the original one looked terrible by the trailers i saw but since then i heard it was good. The trailers for the second had funny jokes but it was terrible lol
i love rob cordry oh well
unfriended sounds like a movie i saw a trailer for like 10 years ago and it involved the internet you know cause horrible movies that use the internet work so well
Is it bad I naively assumed/hoped 'TheDuff' might be a dramatic telling of the origin of Duff beer - how disappointing! LOL Anyways a Ryan review is a good review.
Pretty sure Duff is a fictional beverage from the Simpsons.
Good thing the show popped up in the movie to show us the filmmakers of the DUFF acknowledging where they got the name, but it was based on the book so I don't know....
I've only seen bits and pieces of the original Hot Tub Time Machine but I have a feeling if I saw it in full, my reaction would probably be like when I saw the first Hangover movie: It was okay. Had some cute and funny moments. Had an interesting premise too but ultimately didn't leave much of an impression on me.
From the looks of the sequel now though, it looks like the films are becoming thinly veiled if not shameless raunchier versions of the Back to the Future trilogy. These two films have pretty much the same plots as the first two BTTF films and from the looks of it, a lead up to a third similar to how Part II lead into Part III. The first one even has Crispin Glover in it for crying out loud.
Eh no thanks Hot Tub Time Machine. I'll take the original inspiration instead. (They're actually going to be showing Back to the Future tonight at the local museum so I'm definitely there).
So, you guys are saying I should go see Kingsmen again this week. Good to know.
That talk about killing / sacrificing / ritually abusing the sims was really sick, you people have serious issues but you know that probably since it was part of the sellout deal.
What the fuck are you talking about?
I recommend a Cracked article written by SeanBaby on The Sims.
It remains one of the funniest things I have ever read.
Oh come on, Sims aren't even fictional intelligent people, why not kill these living dolls? You can just spawn a new identical one and continue killing.
Whoops. Looks like I wrote that first comment too soon (wrote it before I watched the review) but yeah.Kind of figured that shot in the trailer would be the last one, dang it. Similar to the BTTF movies to a tee. Oh well. I'm gonna make like a tree and get out of here and watch those instead.
Someone is fucking with you guys on IMDB.
The two taglines are "Brad and his asshole friends... at the movies!" and......... "I own slaves."
And I too have been playing The Sims 3 lately. Thanks for the new ways I can kill my Sims.
Well, "assholes" might be a bit strong, but the taglines are otherwise honest. Good to see Master Brian got his own... he gets mad when he doesn't.
Actually, it's Brian and His Asshole Friends at the Movies, which Brian said this series should be known as, in one of the reviews.
Unsurprisingly since the other subtitle is the Groot-esque "I Own Slaves", it was the Guardians of the Galaxy review.
I want the Midnight Screening of Unfriended to be with Dave and the girl who thought it looked scary.
I didn't know that I wanted the same thing until I read this. That would be incredible.
I've heard from critics who've seen the movie, and whose opinion I trust, that Unfriended is REALLY fucking good.
Really. No joke.
There seem to be conflicting stories as to why John Cusack wasn't in HTTM2, Rob Cordry talks like he thinks Cusack was too good for the sequel, and Cusack says he was never even actually asked to be in the sequel
Just to add to the convo, I'm a teacher and yeah some kids actually have multiple phones. Maybe not four...haha, but sometimes they do. Usually it's because if they get caught with one phone they'll have another. Granted I've never found a kid with a lot of phones, but some of my co-workers have. And as far as I can see, kids aren't THAT mean anymore...then again I'm a teacher so perhaps I miss it as many of these movies seem to believe! :)
Which movie is Brad referring too as "Hard Beeps" "Hard Bips" "Hard Nips"?
(I'm not an english speaker :S)
Heartbeeps. There's a Snob video of it from last year (or 2013? Can't remember how long ago that was)
the movie is heart beeps, a movie about two robots in love. you should check it out.
"Heartbeeps" is the name. It's a 1981 movie with Andy Kaufman; there's a Cinema Snob episode on it if you want to learn more.
Thank you very much! I remember it now. Something about him paying the tickets back for the ppl who went to see the film?
By him I mean Kauftman, not Brad.
Blackface Irving is not Nazi sympathiser Irving. He is Blackface Irving.
Now, Blackshirt Irving is Nazi Sympathizer and David Irving is Holocaust Denier. Neither are Blackface Irving, though.
I haven't laughed this hard at a midnight review in a long time. Sarah, Ryan and Irving were on fire!
Agreed. I was expecting The Duff review to kind of be sad and depressing like the Let's Be Cops review. It ended up being one of the best of all time.
OF ALL TIME!
Ryan really needs to do more of these. He is always great and really underrated around these parts.
The question is, which was the worse time travel movie? "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" or "Project Almanac"?
A long time ago, my tween friend and I were watching Dude, Where's My Car, when we found out that her dad recorded home-made porn of people in a hot tub over it. When we confronted him about it, he said it was Hot Tub Time Machine.
I'm suprised to hear some decent reviews for The DUFF the trailer looked really awful, so I might have to see it eventually, seems like the best teen comedy since Easy A.
Now with Hot Tun Time Machine 2 it was obviously going to suck. Kind of guessed that when Cusack pulled a Rob Schneider with Grownups 2 and didn't return, also the trailers just looked attrotious. Kind of sad since all the people in the film (especially Adam Scott, who is vastly underrated) are really good comedians. And I kind of loved the first film, it was like Better Off Dead if it had a time travel component and was fun if not great. But yeah nothing looked promising about Hot Tub Time Machine 2, maybe the biggest comedic disaster since Grownups 2.
Irving, Sarah, and Ryan - an unusual combination. They make a funny team, though.
Also, I am taking a day off work in anticipation of the Midnight Screenings review for "Unfriended". I can't wait.
All I ask is for more Nazi Sympathizer Brian with Sarah and Ryan. That was hilarious! I have no interest in the Duff, but I saw that screenshot and hit play. No regrets.
It's weird how Hot Tub Time Machine 2 snuck up on me like that. I didn't even know there was going to be a part two, and then, BAM.
There it is.
Seeing Ryan in a Midnight Screenings video is like finding an extra dollar in your wallet- you didn't know you needed it, but you're so happy it's there.
Holy shit the Hulk bit, hell practically the entire DUFF vid, made me laugh so hard I couldn't breathe
You guys should really get a car charger to AC adapter for your vehicle so that you can plug in a space heater to the fucker, and not freeze during these things.
They're not expensive, but then again, I have no idea how well a car battery would handle a space heater.
Probably fine, if the car was running, but if it was running you couldn't hear jack shit. Same reason as why they couldn't just keep the camera charged off the car battery when they kept having battery life issues.
Good point, but I suspect that a camera battery would suck up way less juice than a space heater.
Of course, I could be wrong. I'm no electrician.
Has anyone ever heard of rumor of a movie titled "The American Dad Movie" that might be released this year. I never even heard of this until recently. I'm hoping I might be wrong because I only found one or two resources that I've read and both of them are from Wikipedia. I don't even think it might be real seeing I can't any news or trailers telling me otherwise.
If there really was an American Dad movie being made, all of the major Hollywood news outlets like Entertainment Weekly, Variety, The Wrap, The Hollywood Reporter, Collider, Cinema Blend, etc. would have all reported about it.
I'm glad you brought up the "yeah we know you love trailers" thing. I always make some kind of sarcastic comment under my breath when it pops up.
You wanna a better comedy than HTTM2? Watch The Losers, watched it last weekend and enjoyed the fuck out of it. Flew completely under the radar
-Interestingly, the DUFF in this case was also a major guest star on Arrested Development. Although the running gag was how ugly the Bluth's thought she was, it was mostly based in how terrible they all are to her (sans George-Michael).
I would've seen The Duff if it starred Hilary Duff
Sarah, Irving, and Ryan should have opened their review by all 3 singing:
"Duff beer for me
Duff beer for you
I'll have a Duff
You'll have one too"
theres a sexy dave in my bedroom
Weren't there replies to this comment? What was so bad about them that they had to be deleted?
Someone later came on with some homophobic talk.
there should totally be a sexy dave in everybody's bedroom!
How has Ryan not been on an episode of The Snobcast yet?
So when are Dave and Brian going to review Madea's Tough Love? Or should Jake and Irving review it, since it's animated?
Bring Jake, Brad, Brian, Dave, and Irving into the living room to review it (It's a made-for-DVD movie that's already out on Redbox and perhaps Netflix).
I don't think I hated Hot Tub Time Machine 2 as much as Brad and Dave, but I didn't like it. It was trying too hard to be too over the top and shocking. I had the same Lisa Loeb question Brad had. The idea with Taylor Swift is good but I don't think the movie could afford her to make an appearance.
And I thought the coat being found by the HTTM was never explained, so thanks for confirming that.
And I agree very much with them both: Don't see this and go see Kingsman!
And I'm pretty sure I cared less about Adam Scott's character than he did.
Since Ryan is here The Duff sounds like a really stupid WWII movie.
Didn't find any review for "Selma"
They couldn't coax Slaver Brian or Racist Irving into seeing it.
Don't american cars have ACs that you can turn up the temperature?
They were obviously reviewing the movies with the car turned OFF
I cracked up at Sarah's comparison of a period to the hallway scene from The Shining, because that's exactly how I describe mine! XD
I'm rather disappointed that The Duff wasn't a special animated movie they released for The Simpsons, explaining the origin of Duffman. I know people have already stated that, but seriously, it probably would've been better than the movie they saw! Other than that, their review for The Duff was hilarious!
I'm glad I'm not the only person that enjoys killing Sims! Although the "story" Sarah had created for The Sims sounds like the plot to Silent Hill: Homecoming. Or rather close.
Are you going to see What We Do In The Shadows? Great little Kiwi Vampire mockumentary which may have released around you!
Americans are so soft. 5 degrees. Up here in Edmonton we get days in winter where it gets to -40C. Cold enough to kill a man in less then a hour without the proper clothing. Hot Tub time machine 2 should be flushed down Doc Browns crapper.
I had the exact same thoughts on the Lisa Leob scene. In fact, after the movie was over it instantly made me wonder if this is maybe a holdover or something from an idea of setting the film in the 90s, but that didn't happen but they didn't want to lose the scene, either.
I have no evidence of that ever being a planned direction for the movie, but I think it might have felt a lot more natural given the theme and tone of the first film.
Given that a lot of the charm of the first film was the nostalgia factor for the 80s, it seems like setting a sequel in the 90s gives a similar but different effect. It plays on the 90s nostalgia, the changing musical and media and pop culture trends, new tech, low-speed internet, etc. You throw the movie into something like 1993-1995, you have them going back to that era and that's both a time/place where there is a LOT of pop culture stuff they can have fun with and things the audience already understands.
Meanwhile, I've got a theory, and I I know this sounds like an admittedly SHIT theory, too, to explain theory to explain their horrible personalities this movie: Lou.
All of the characters have unknowingly been corrupted by a future-knowing Lou who stayed in the past of the first film. His sort of bad and destructive personality became worse without checks and balances and he was the only one that knew the truth about the hot tub time machine for the last 30-some years until they returned at the end of the first movie.
Of course, that's putting way too much thought into the film than it deserves.
I had initially skipped the DUFF review because I was like 'fuck that movie, whatever.' But today I came back and watched and it is amazing. Funniest review in a while, laughed all the way through. Thanks for the chuckles.
So we go from Pygmalion--erm, I mean, My Fair Lady--or, rather, She's All That--no, shit, The Duff! Yeah, that's it!
So, from The Duff to The Sims to...The Holocaust...to Brad's Sim Hitler being best Sim buddies with Sim Ryan.
Oy vey...lol... xD (Though, really, it's a ticking clock to such jokes with Irving in the car!) :D
In case you haven't heard, the DVD/Blu-Ray version of HTTM2 has a John Cusack cameo at the end, so the allusions to his character throughout the movie make a little more sense. Still not a good movie though, obviously. I guess I liked it more than you guys did, but my expectations were super-low after all the reviews (I loved the first one too). I would give it a 5/10 if I were feeling very generous.
At least John Cusack had a great movie this year: Love & Mercy, where he plays Brian Wilson and does a phenomenal job.