Torn on this one. When it comes to movies, I agree with Brad about 85-90% of the time, but unlike Brad, I do not like The Four Seasons at all. Those harsh falsettos make my hairs stand on end.
I much prefer The Four Tops, even when they're singing about Velveeta shells & cheese.
Seconded. Four Tops > Four Seasons
I'm concerned over your lack of Italians in this video Brad, does that mean you don't know any Italian people?
I thought Jillian was of Italian descent?
By excluding Jillian from this video, Brad is opposed to the representation of Italians in media.
Honestly, as someone who loves the musical (only legitimately good piece of theater to ever come out of the "jukebox musical" trend), I really wish this movie had been a little MORE theatrical. It's possible you guys bring this up, since I haven't completely finished the review yet, but I feel like, if they were going to go the "characters talking directly to the audience" route, which comes right out of the stage play, they should have gone all-in and just had the characters singing all the songs that were (hokily) superimposed over a bunch of scenes in the background.
I did like the movie, but I felt like it either should have been a movie with no fourth-wall breaking, or taken a couple more steps in the direction of what they did in the ending credits a few times. It just sort of felt uncommitted to me, like it didn't know whether it wanted to be the musical or its own movie. It was good, but it could have been great if it had committed a little more one way or the other. (Not to mention I thought the ending credits sequence was easily the most well-shot part of the whole movie, so Clint Eastwood can definitely film a damn good production number.)
the actor playing frankie valli in the movie was indeed in the show. i dont know if hes the original, but hes definitely been on broadway
So it's cool that a movie like "Wolf of Wall Street" is over 3 hours, but when it comes to "Transformers", it's the end of the world? ok I see how you work Brad.
Uh huh. Yep. That's totally how it works. Because 3 hours is probably too long for a Transformers movie, that automatically means that I'm saying NO MOVIE CAN EVER BE 3 HOURS LONG EVER.
And by that genius of logic, since I hated Kevin Hart's narration in Think Like a Man Too, that must also mean, I NOW HATE ALL NARRATION EVER AND NO MOVIE CAN EVER BE NARRATED BY ANYONE EVER.
Let's not forget how I thought the fart jokes sucked in A Million Ways to Die in the West. Now I must hate Blazing Saddles too, because clearly that means I now must hate every time a fart joke pops up!
Darth FJ is proud you have joined the dark side!
I'm almost certain that guy's a troll, Brad. The Extended Cuts of the Lord of the Rings movies are well over 3 hours and those are some of the best movies ever made...
In all fairness, Blazing Saddles had the fart joke to end all fart jokes.
I'm also pretty sure this guy is a troll, but it was TOTALLY worth it for Brad's response.
The Difference is that Transformers is completely padded out with inane horseshit for the entire movie. There isn't really anything in the way of plot going on in those movies. Most of it's packed with annoying humor and pointless characters that add jack all to the god damn story. Then a random action sequence placed in the second half. You could cut out most of the padding in those films.
I, as a transformer, would like to point out that I was disturbed when they made my movie 3 hours long. You get shot by a camera for that long and it makes you feel so weird inside like "Ohmygod these people are filming me, and I didn't get to freshen up, and Josh just looks so uncomfortable (between you and me it's his first time)."
What works for one film won't work for another. Transfomers should just be at the longest 100 minutes. Also Oscar films tend to be long (The Godfather, 2001, etc) and Wolf of Wall Street is an Oscar movie.
Saw it last night too!
I never saw the musical and never grew up listening to the Four Seasons (my Dad was born in '59 so he didn't too), but I'm fine with 50s music, so I didn't have a problem with it. The only Frankie Valli song I grew up listening to was December 1963 because it was from the 70s. Don't forget Brad that Valli also sang the title theme to Grease.
Anyway, I thought the movie was fine even though Eastwood was obviously trying to imitate Scorsese. Walken was still entertaining as hell in all his scenes.
As for Transformers next week, I don't hate the movies as much as you guys. I still enjoy them for the action. I like to think of the new one as a "re-fresh" meaning new characters, new situations. I'll just pretend I never saw the other three, but will be able to immerse myself in all the action like the X-Men movies.
Oh Irving . . . . LOL.
Anyway, I'm right with you guys about old cable porn. Cinemax, descrambler boxes and the Spice Channel. Compilation movies like Marilyn Chambers' Secrets. I remember that, during the daytime, the Spice Channel didn't have audio from the movies, only some generic "tropical" music. I assume it was to keep kids from hearing sex sounds if they found the scrambled channel.
As for Jersey Boys, it's something I might see. I think it's the third music-related movie that Eastwood has made. The first two being Honkytonk Man and Bird.
I'm with Irving on Grimlock. The character design is fucked up and I'm not optimistic about any of the Dinobots talking, or even transforming into robot mode.
I don't know about talking, but they certainly will transform. Saw it happen in a TV spot.
Even if they didn't, I wouldn't really mind because their dino modes are what they're most known for anyway.
Brad, You should totally go watch Boardwalk Empire. You would love it. It starts it's final season latter in the fall. You could catch up before then.
Did you guys catch the moment when Joe Pesci said "How is that funny?" to a guy who told him something was funny? I thought it was a nice little touch.
I can't wait till next week! lol
Honestly Grimlock looks a lot like what I imagined what he would end up looking like in the live action films, except I didn't picture horns on him. I love the way he looks.
Drift, on the other hand...uh...yeah, you'll see. lmao
I hope that one day they reboot Transformers and do it right.
HUGE Thanks for passing on that Dinesh D'Souza piece-of-garbage "documentary". I think if I had to see any of that Rat Bastard's pieces of propaganda, I'd blow a blood vessel in my frontal lobe.....
Oh what a night you guys must have had. My eyes adored this midnight screening, and unlike the last one, you guys weren't telling it to the rain. And good to see big man in town Irving working his way back into another video. Hopefully afterward you guys enjoyed a nice bottle of Sherry.
Ok fine that last one was a bit of a stretch.
I find it odd you haven't reviewed any Shannon Tweed, Shannon Whirry, Monique Parent, tane Mcclue or krista allen movies. I think it would be good fir yiu to do so as I find it odd that the current erotic thriller genere is non existant so there is no films for kids of now a days to watch. You are telling me there is no playboy model or actress with ample assets who isn't willing to do those sort of films. Hell I would direct one. BTtw brad did you see Wally Pfister in an interview talk about his working for greg dark I loved it. Oh onTransformers 4 I go in with high hopes for a few reasons the trailers showed Optimus prime riding on a robot trex that is bad ass, the fil that is getting my hackles up is the new turtles. I mean Shredder has scissorhands and the turtles look like toxic avenger. However Brad don't listen to the others abovthere is nothing wrong with a 3 hour movie and I have neveen brad say there is however there is a difference between a Christopher Nolan doing a batman film that is 3 hours long even though some didn't like that at least it had a reason for being tha length but transformers where its Michael bay giving us what more megatron failing to be a threat he is dfeated ina lll movies in about 2 minutes max by optimus, there is no reason for ti being 3 hours long. Are we getting Unicron are we getting scorpinox are we going to get anything worth while no.
When they go into "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You," because of The Deer Hunter, I really just wanted a brief shot of Walken grooving to the song. No dice, sadly.
That trailer for "Wish I Was Here" looked awesome to me. I hope it comes in our area when it's released.
Take Jillian to Transformers 4.
Take JAKE to Transformers 4. The last three were made for his films target audience!
I'm saying Jillian because it would be a hilarious video. And yeah, bring Jake as well.
"I'm not usually racist, but I prefer white stereotypes over black stereotypes."
Yeah, those words or thoughts have never passed through my head. I'm an equal opportunity offender. Nice try though.
I already knew that but I thought it would be funny. Sometimes I enjoy having a terrible sense of humor a little too much.
Hey Brad, AMC is showing Godfather, Part 2 on Sunday the 22nd and Wednesday the 25th.
Wow, this is the exact opposite of this review!
Yeah, Ben's previous reviews make him seem like a bit of a moron, so no thanks on that link.
The actor playing Valli is from the stage show. I don't know about the rest.
Hell yeah, Shannon Tweed, that scene in Singapore Sling is still Pam Anderson sex tape like.
Transformers almost deserves another Spoony + Brad and friends 3 hour Skype call.
I'm glad I clicked on this video for all the SkineMax talk. I just got my season one DVD set of "Red Shoe Diaries" yesterday. So, you know I'm good with all of that. My late Saturday nights in the 1990s was spent on ShowTime. I loved my Shannon Whirry movies, and yeah, I've got "Body of Evidence" and all the "Poison Ivy" movies on DVD.
And yeah, give me "Bad Boys" Michael Bay. So much better than most of the Bay we get these days.
Loved the musical and I thought the movie was good too! One of things I thought of when I first saw the show was that this would make a really good movie because visually it feels like a behind the music documentary just on stage! Glad you guys enjoyed it, the only gripe I had was that the show moves a hell of a lot more! Check out the musical on youtube or go see it if you enjoyed it cuz the movie is just like the show, only the show moves a hell of a lot more!!!!!!
Interesting. Every other critic I heard talk about it hated the movie. They all say it is full of the clichés "Walk Hard" made fun of.
Quite honestly, it is, but with a mixture of great music, funny characters, and good performances, I still liked it anyway.
The movie channels in your area had so much rape that it had its own ratings abbreviation? I grew up in the wrong area.
"Dinesh D'Souza. You want to know about your great hero Dinesh D'Souza? He fucked another guy's wife in a hotel room. That's your great 'conservative' hero, Republicans." - RamZPaul
I had that massive lobby prop for that America movie in my theater to. Right beside the ticket counter. I have no idea how that movie got that kind of PR placement.
Funny.. my parents couldn't stand Frankie Valley, but I somehow ended up at one of his concerts in the late 90s and had a good time. The teenage girls in front of me yelling and cat calling at him made it even better. ("Your hitting on your grandpa?!") I'll have to catch this one once it hits cable. My last trip to the theater cost me $40, but it was for Edge of Tomorrow. (WORTH IT!!). Thanks for pointing that one out, BTW.
God.. the Skinamax flashbacks you guys gave me was just surreal. I'm a little older, but I got most of the references. Which leads me to this question:
Any plans on reviewing some Andy Sidaris movies? You should. Really. Theme month. Just saying.
SUGGESTION: For the transformers 4 review, y'all should do a 2 part review like y'all did for HP7 part 2. One part would have the fans that grew with the transformers cartoon and the other would have the non fans of transformers (cartoon or/and movies).
I honestly hope that he and Spoony do another Transformers video rant like they did for the third one. It will probably be over 4 hours long, but fuck it will be much more entertaining than what Michael Bay made.