Yay ryan i love ryan!
I enjoy his Waspy nature.
I don't understand what waspy means
lia, WASP means White Anglo Saxon Protestant. Basically the Whitest people ever.
Ok thank you alastair hehe
And somewhere out in Springfield, Slaver Brain had the urge to cry out "I DIDN'T OWN SLAVES!"
"Didn't... anymore": We retconned it.
Well he doesn't... anymore.
this film also sucks because it didn't have Punjab in it. it's funny that Jake had a bunch of people at Annie while I was the only single person at Dumb & Dumber To. I went and saw it thanks to Jake & Brad, but I didn't like it as well as you both did. to me, it was just ok. not good, not bad, but just ok. out of the 3 films I've seen on Tuesday & Wednesday, Fury was better than both Dumb & Dumber To & The Hobbit 3. 2015 is going to be an interesting year for movies. Jurassic World, Star Wars 7, Terminator 5, Avengers 2, Ant Man, Mad Max 4, Tomorrowland, 007 Spectre, Mission Impossible 5, & even a brand new Friday The 13th film.
when the next Friday The 13th film comes out next year, are you and Jake gonna see it together? who knows, maybe this might be gory and fun.
actually, it has a character named Nash, who is both Punjab, AND Asp, combined.
and quite frankly, He and Annie have better chemistry then Annie and Foxx. Plus he looked the part of daddy warbucks too.
Foxx was terrible.
well now we know. and knowing is half the battle.
Anyway, was Ben Stiller in Top Five? Also, why is the film called Top Five?
No Stiller wasn't in Top Five. And it's called that due to a recurring thing where many of the characters are asked who their top five rap/hip hop artists are.
I'll do my list now:
1 -- M.I.A.
2 -- Nas
3 -- Eminem
4 -- Snoop
5 -- Easy E
Ol Dirty Bastard
The Rev Run
1 -- OutKast
2 -- Arrested Development
3 -- Lupe Fiasco
4 -- Kanye West
5 -- Common
Wow, I feel old...
Naughty By Nature
[Horshack voice] Oooh OhOh! Me too!
Welp, done and done! (sorry, I'm an old bat stuck in the 80's)
Nostalgia Critic and Todd in the Shadows need to review Annie 2014.
White people cant see Black Annie?
So black people cant see White Annie?
Check your privilege, whitey.
You need to be adopted into a black family like Jake was or like Bill Murray and Shia Lebouf were in the Charlie's Angels movies
I *know* 'The Interview' will DEFINITELY get leaked .... because there's a human rights group that plans to do a 'DVD airdrop' of it all over N.Korea. They've done previous airdrops of 'The Newsroom' and 'Desperate Housewives'. :D
<_< "Desperate Housewives" are you sure that's not one of those Anti-Human Rights groups?
Why would they do that? People in North Korea don't want to see the movie. Why not airdrop it over America, where people actually WANT to see the film? Or better yet, just leak the film online for others to see for free?
Sometimes, these human rights groups need to think things through.
Jake makes me LoL. I like that he'll go to a movie solo for the review... even if it's painful.
Ha!.... I love hearing Dave go into the same 'rant mode' as I do while listening to this! Like when he's mentioning Lancelot being in a -History- museum (oh hell nah) or about him sounding like a Brit, I just had to pause it and yell "But he's fucking French!" and upon un-pausing the vid - Boom- same rant (don't know why but I get a kick outta that). Btw, if I remember my reading correctly, although Sir Percival spent his life on a Grail quest ..... it was only Sir Galahad who was deemed pure enough to actually retrieve it.....
Depends on the version of the Arthurian legends you're going by, but traditionally three knights actually retrieve the Grail:
Sir Galahad, Sir Percival & Sir Bors, guided there by Percival's sister (who dies before they reach it).
In the traditional Lancelot-Grail Cycle the story goes as follows: Sir Galahad is the only one able to actually approach and take the Grail because he is the purest, but he is SO pure that he is granted the ability to choose when he will die. Bors, meanwhile, leaves them so he can return Percival's sister's corpse to her family/homeland. Eventually he reunites with Percival & Galahad, after which they take it to the court of the Wounded King (not Arthur) to heal him, then head home to Camelot. But before he reaches Camelot, Galahad chooses to die and is taken immediately to Heaven by angels. The Grail disappears from the story along with him, presumably also taken up to Heaven by the angels.
There are other traditional versions, however, which depict the events differently: Galahad is the one who uncovers the Grail but is then immediately taken to Heaven for his purity and to spare him the horrors that presage Camelot's fall; Percival is the one who takes it to the court of the Wounded King (or Arthur in some of these versions) and then returns it; and Bors is the one who takes up the position of guardian of the Grail after Galahad has died and Percival has gone home.
Oh.... And nice of Pixar to make the movie version of "HERMAN'S HEAD" lol
I think you might have meant "contrition" Sarah.
Man, Jake has the best theater experiences.
"What more do you want from me?"
And the video goes on for another 50 minutes
This was a good night of reviews. Brad and Ryan were solid and Ryan is so animated that it really psychs me up. Follow that up with Sarah's "they all made fun of me but who's laughing now" enjoyment and Dave's "it's all very well made and I enjoyed it but I can't get excited" bit and it's even better. I mean the first couple words out of Dave's mouth seemed to say to me, it's good but I totally wouldn't have seen this otherwise and I'd have been fine with that. He basically growled his approval. Finish it off with Jake and the soul rending experience of Annie. I hope Brad or Brian treats Jake for "being Annied" because damn, that was not a good time. Either offer him a free ticket to something or pay for his drink for Brad's barhop. Also I love how he said Night at the museum also fits into his wheelhouse because that caused the "he chose.... poorly" line from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade to go through my head. I wonder if this will scrape onto Jake's bottom movies because mostly he's either gotten good movies or the so bad it's good fare.
I hope 2015 brings Ryan into the fold a little more. I always enjoy seeing him. You guys definitely got me interested in seeing Top Five.
Re: Inside Out. The girl's emotions are made up of a mixture of the mom and dad's emotions. I didn't get it either until someone pointed it out.
The thing that stands out to me about the trailer is the house they're in looks similar to the Coraline house. Family situation seems to be similar, too: married parents, female child of about the same age, newly moved. Same color tone even. Not saying it's related at all, of course, just something I noticed.
Oh man, I've been having a shitty week and a shitty day, but Jake's pain nourishes my soul.
and YES!!!! Finally they acknowledge what I've been saying for awhile.
Cameron Diaz = Jillian
Same voice, similar face.
Ok, dude I know we have yet to agree on something, but Cameron Diaz = Jillian?! I can only assume you mean when Jillian gets old & refuses to stop doing sexy stuff despite her aging body. Ugh!
Also, we all have "one bad day", but count yourself lucky you didn't fall into a vat of chemicals!
This probably sounds weird but the writer's commentary for the first one is one of my favorite pieces of comedy ever
god bless you, Jake.
man you guys always have such great movie-going stories. fuckin NOTHING ever happens here.
MAN WAT'S EXODUS
Wait, pretending for a second that "Joey Motorola" was a real person, them interacting with a painting/photo somehow apparently gave him the idea for cell phones. So unlike the wax figures who aren't the "real" Teddy Roosevelt, ect, Ben Stiller and co. actually interacted with history. Does no one bring up that they've discovered fucking time travel? And aren't they worried that a wax figure Hitler will try to alter WWII or something?
I've only seen the first Night at the Museum movie though, so maybe there's something I missed.
Does no one remember the plot to the pilot of Boston Legal?
It was about the "Black Annie".
When I heard "FDR Musical Number", I immediately imagined him leaping out of his wheelchair and dancing.
That's Rocky Horror
Did he also get cured by Babe Ruth?
Dude, not even kidding... Reefer Madness; The Movie Musical has a song and dance number with FDR played by Alan Cummings.
If I recall, Sir Percival is the one who eventually got the Holy Grail.
It really depends on the story. Percival was the one who originally found it, but later stories have other knights finding it. One of which was Galahad, Lancelot's son.
Lancelot was only ugly in T. H. White's "The Ill-Made Knight". He does not appear to be ugly in earlier Arthurian legends.
Came from Blip to say EXACTLY this. White gave him pockmarks, and maybe there's some older stuff he pulled from that I'm not familiar with, but I know I've read a number of medieval works with an explicitly handsome Lancelot.
1st - Happy Birthday Brad.
2nd - Jake was born during the summer? that's kind of funny because I was born in June.
with that being said, Happy Holidays Team Snob. and to cheer you up Jake, here's a far better Dinosaur related video that I hope you'll like. from a fan to an awesome review, you deserved it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCS_zBYqEVk
Or maybe the emotions in the little girl all look different because they and the little girl are the main characters of the film DAVE. The Illinois winter has turned you all into grumpy plot critics.
Um, I have to say Dave, you're wrong about Lancelot on several points. One, he wasn't actually ugly in any of the original legends. That was entirely unique to T.H. White's The Once and Future King
Second, he wasn't French. He was from the area called Brittany, an area that, although it's part of France now, was populated by Britons who basically went "Fuck it" and left Britain when the Saxons invaded.
And third, the knights weren't actually trying to take the Grail back to Camelot. They were just trying to find it. And yes, in some versions it was Galahad who found it, who was basically the product of Lancelot getting date raped so that the girl's father could have Lancelot's super genes to make a super knight. Yay, eugenics. XD
As I mentioned above, I believe it actually came from the "The Ill-Made Knight". Brittany existed prior to the Saxon invasion, but the immigration to their probably increased during the time.
I could be mistaken on this, but it appears that Lancelot was actually from Britain originally. He was raised by the Lady of the Lake and its location is not exactly constant (mostly associated with Britain).
gonna play the role of the pedant but you were right the first time Sarah - Rebel Wilson is Australian
I for one am SHOCKED. I would have thought a movie where the main character has no white people problems would perfectly appeal to Jake. Well I NEVER [/asshole strawman commenter voice]
I'm really surprised by the positive responses to Ryan. Which isn't to say I dislike the guy, on the contrary, I quite like him. Just surprised how MUCH people like him. He talks really quickly, and I have trouble telling what he just said at times. And as a Kiwi, that's saying something.
(also) What are you guys talking about, Slaver Brian loves the blacks! He loves them so much, he keeps a *special* whip for when he wants to show it. In his dungeons.
Smurfs 2, Legends of Oz, Annie...Jillian's acting career really hasn't taken off yet :V
Hey Brad, are you still planning to do a "2014 midnight screenings in 5 seconds" video?
Or 3, like last year.
I saw Annie, because i actually DO like the original Annie movie. it is one of my favorite musicals, actually. You got Tim Curry as the villain, Asp fighting russian nazi's, Daddy Warbucks arguing with FDR with a giant Cigar in his mouth. btw, Black Annie doing the report on FDR, is also a callback to the original. Daddy Warbucks buying out an entire theater, JUST to see a movie, having the a helicopter in the 30's, blackmailing Miss Bennett in song. "Sign, or you'll rot in jail!" Tim Curry tries to kill Annie. quite literally. he tries splattering her on the ground below. Tim Curry is by far the best performance of the original movie.
But this one, Annie did good. the rest were tolerable at best. Grace was annoying as fuck. Foxx couldn't sing worth crap. only being beaten by Diaz in lack of talent, and being HORRIBLY miscast. Actually they both were.
Comparing Diaz to Bennett, there is just no comparison. Bennett is such a fantastic actress. Diaz just makes you want to stab your own ears out everytime she speaks. or sings.
the songs are drowned out by synthesizers. Apparently the poor foster children can not only afford their songs being synthesized, but also a complete band. both of which drown out the words.
half the time i didn't even know what words they were singing.
and the rate they were playing the songs just made me think that they had a quota of songs that they had to get through, so they just got most of them done with as soon as possible.
and the thing is. this film would of been a LOT better without those songs.
not to mention shorter.
also they could of just taken out the grace character completely. she had no purpose in the movie, other then to pick up annie from the foster mom. and that was it.
comparing the original orphanage, to the foster home, Annie was not actually that bad off, compared to the original. she had her own bed, obviously a place to bathe, and have perfect hair. the worst that happened in the movie, is Diaz waking them all up with a spray bottle to do some chores.
in the original, Bennett woke them up in the middle of the night to do this. because she was drunk. she was basically wasted the entire film. and acted that way. Diaz was supposed to be drunk, but i never once felt it. every actor other then Wallis was acting like they were acting. Wallis was the only person even trying in this movie.
Bennett was also going to send Sandy to the sausage factory, aka KILL the dog. Also, you kind'a get that she hates Annie, is jealous of her, yet also, doesn't want to let her go. she wanted to teach her, her "place." meaning, i think she actually liked Annie, and possibly saw herself in her. which is why she gets jealous when Annie is getting adopted by Oliver. *btw, it is Will Stacks in this movie. aka Bill Stacks, aka, Named after Will Smith. and also meaning that the couple in the movie, is Will and Grace. yay?
so Annie gets adopted by Will and Grace.
i'll leave this at that.
btw; @annie4reals, is real. although, i don't think it is really "her" or official in anyway shape or form.
considering she's asking people if they are a slut/whore.
i don't think Sony would approve.
You'd think that they'd have locked that Twitter name down early. Like, before finishing even the first work print. It doesn't take long to register a potential Twitter handle, and if you don't use it, no one would even know it.
yea, that's the thing, the hashtag stuff in annie was originally meant to be a joke. but then they used it as a plot point.
she was found because of twitter. you know, as opposed to the police finding her, or sending out an amber alert. BOTH of which would of worked better in reality.
But if they did that, how would the kids know that the Hollywood writers are hip and down with it?
well it was actually just so they could have a completely pointless chase scene involving a helicopter.
at least the helicopter chase scene in the original was fun. plus it had Tim Curry wanting to strangle a little girl in it. after all, i am pretty sure after a great depression, and witnessing her tear up 50,000 dollars, we'd all be feeling that about then.
which makes even the villains better in the original.
Can we get one where Irving reviews Annie?
When Jake said that he told that woman someone WAS supposed to see it with him, but "you wouldn't have liked him," I forgot he mentioned Brian earlier and immediately thought he meant Irving.
But I love that the black lady calls the movie "Black Annie." I guess it was either that or "My Annie is Black!"
I...but...Exodus is in the Torah. The Torah is the first 5 books of what Christians call "the Old Testament."
Do Brad & Jake not know what the Torah is?
Or do they mean the Talmud and not know the difference?
Considering that the joke was that we didn't study the Torah in a Lutheran High School, and that in the joke my only knowledge of the Torah is apparently The Frisco Kid... I don't know where I'm going with this, but yeah, it was a joke dude.
I thought the punchline of "What's Exodus?", "The Story of Moses", "What Book's that from?", was going to be "The Book of Exodus" <_<, but it was even stupider than that lol.
"Hey Man, what's Exodus?"
"The Story of Moses dude."
"Yeah but what book is it from?"
"Yeah I'm asking what book its from."
"Look... ok, if I open up the Bible right?"
"And I look though the books..."
"What book will I find Exodus in..."
"IM NOT ASKING WHAT THE STORY IS CALLED! I'm asking what the book its from.:
"OK LETS TRY THIS AGAIN!"
Bro 1: "What book is it from, bro?"
Bro 2: "Šemot, bro."
Bro 1: "What did you just say to me, bro?"
Bro 2: "Šemot, bro."
Bro 1: "Bro, you don't get to tell me to shut up, bro!"
Bro 2: "No bro, really! Šemot, bro."
Bro 1 throws punch...
I'm glad Sarah enjoyed Night of the Museum 3. It's nice to see it wasn't like Lets be cops. I will say you certainly did your best to find Jake's most unflattering picture to date.
on the Top Five review, hate Cosby all you want, and it's probably deserved, but he was one of the best story tellers out there. This knee jerk reaction to hating people who do bad things and negating everything they've done is kind of a disservice to everyone. Ignoring all the good someone has done because they have done bad doesn't help.
Tricky middle ground. How much ignoring and regarding can you do before it feels like you're trying to ignore the very real fact that their power was used to do awful things... (but I don't exactly disagree. Though I hated Bill Cosby for being a snooty bastard and sort of blaming black people for how they were treated with the 'pants up' garbage before I found out he was also a damn monster.)
All Patreon donations will now be going to buying Brian a new car.
Sarah is right. Rebel Wilson is Australian.
Unfun fact: the first time I ever saw Rebel Wilson, I thought she was a man in a fatsuit with a bunch of makeup.
I'm not kidding.
That review of 'Annie' was great!
Annie sounds dumb. The original never really peaked my interest either.
I should rewatch Curly Top again. At least that orphan being adopted by a rich guy musical was actually good.
If you put the tablet in a church with Jesus on the cross, would the tablet bring Jesus to life? If so, would that technically be the second coming?
After hearing the flak that Dave gave the Peanuts trailer, I decided to check it out myself.
...It didn't look TOO bad, but then I remembered that this was a Blue Sky production and got instantly depressed, since those guys are at the bottom of the CGI Movie Heirarchy below Disney/Pixar and Dreamworks FOR A REASON.
I'll hope to god that Peanuts (by Shultz?) leans more towards the apparent success of Rio 1 than f*cking Robots and the Ice Age sequels.
Well, considering how Schulz's son and grandson came up with the story, wrote the script, produced, and hand-picked the director, I think there's enough reason to have faith in it.
Eh.... Just because the family might be involved doesn't mean that the movie will be good.
Hell, remember the remake/adaptation of the Time Machine that came out a few years ago that Simon Welles (H.G.'s great-grandson) did 4/5ths of? FilmBrain did a review of that a few years ago.
But on the other hand, you'd think that more direct relatives of Schulz who literally grew up with the man & his work would be more intimately familiar with it than some other schlub who wrote it... But then you come across the old adage: Just because you are greatly familiar with something, doesn't mean you can do that thing well.
Wait, what day is Brad's birthday? The 22nd? If I find out that I share a birthday with Brad Jones it will be the best birthday gift ever! (Except not really because none of my friends or family know who the hell Brad Jones is. But it'd be a nice treat.)
Why is Sarah so cute?
Looking forward to another review where Sarah looks ridiculously happy and Dave looks like he wants to drink himself into oblivion.
Brad I have no other way of contacting you so.
Google just released The Interview to YouTube and Google Play
Not sure what Arthurian legends y'all have been reading, but Lancelot was handsome as FUCK. Guinevere didn't mess around, yo.
Damn, Top 5 reminds me of Sam and Fuzzy in which the main character has to stay true to himself and Sid wants to sing happy music (he is in a Death Metal Band). Then his manager manipulates him to be Death Metal again and then the Ninja Mafia gets involved to protect their money and then ....
There aren't trilogies anymore. There are just series.
Aw man, Jake is definitely my favorite person to watch do reviews, his pain is hilarious.
When I grow up, I want to be Jake.
I still come back to watch the Annie review sometimes, just because the anecdote is so hilariously entertaining.