Rented Dallas Buyers Club yesterday and Nebraska, both lived up to the hype. Gravity totally surprised me with everything save for best film. Of course Frozen was going to get Best Picture AND Original Song. I did call Her for best Original Screenplay.
Nebraska lived up to the hype? I could not disagree more.
I was reading your Twitter feed last Sunday night getting a good laugh out of your snarky commentary. I will say that I agree on one thing, why hasn't Jim Carrey hosted the Oscars yet? Why he hasn't got a nomination for his more serious work and didn't get to use his legendary comedic talent to host the show still baffles me!
'Grease 2' has more screentime for Eddie Deezen, and for that alone, it should be considered a superior effort.
Honestly, 'Grease 2' has its merits - and its own non-ironic cult following. The soundtrack isn't *nearly* as memorable as the first, but it's lightweight goofy fun (who doesn't want to hear Tab Hunter sing about the process of reproduction?) and the chemistry between Michelle Pfieffer and Maxwell Caulfield is pretty good. Then again, I was never a huge fan of the first one, so maybe I'm just a lot more willing to be unbiased and lenient.
Not upset or anything, but this "episode" was shorter than the "minisode".
I don't have any link to video of "Starlight Express", but I went to see it when it had an Australian tour in 1988 and I still have the programme guide which I would be happy to scan for you -- it gives you a good idea of the visual impact of the show. As a visual experience the show was spectacular. The story is nothing special, and most of the music is fairly forgettable IMO but as an evening's entertainment it was a terrific experience.
You forget "Rollerball" in your list of roller-skating movies!
...and 'Prayer of the Rollerboys.'
Or the rollerskating post-apocalypse movie 'Roller Blade':
Seems like Brad's kinda' movie.
I concur.I saw Starlight Express at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre here in Australia in 1988 as well.It looked amazing but it was a bit of a mess as a cohesive role.
I completely lost it at 'Lego hair' and 'made out of marzipan.' I love you guys.
Cats was my favorite musical as a kid XD in love with the Mr. Mistoffelees and always loved it when I got to his part of the musical.
So it feels really weird hearing about it from someone who hasn't seen it before. c:
And yeah as a huge Gilbert and Sullivan fan Mikado is racist... ^^; But definitely ignorant racism like Sarah said.
For instance some character names are "Nanki-Poo" and "Yum Yum" and "Ko-ko"
Still love it to bits but oh my Bob I felt so horrible when I realized how racist it was. XD
I have never seen Cats; but i also like musicals. my favorite is 1776. with the awesome sword fighting action, with men in tights. lol
that and the 1982 Annie film. with the awesome Daddy Warbucks, who brings blackmail material, to an adoption signing... just in case? lol "sign! or you'll rot in jail!" was literally the line.
Will Smith's version will never top that. that and the fact that he changed his name to Benjamin Stacks. Jamie Foxx is playing a character named Benjamin Stacks, and singing songs from Jay-z.
and of course, i love all the disney musicals. they're fantastic fun.
Where`s the "Wait...That`s on Bueray?" segment? I really liked it.
Correction Brad, let it go is good when u listen to it but is great when u watched Frozen, that's just my opinion and I personally did not find it the least bit generic. Again, that's just my opinion.
Ah, Douchebag Dave. Just the mere idea of people liking Man of Steel drives him crazy.
It was a joke.
Ah, Man of Steel fans. Just the mere idea of people joking about not liking Man of Steel drives them crazy.
Ah Dave. Just the mere criticism drives him crazy.
Sarah was a great co-host in this, she always cheers me up, but I do wish this episode had been longer. In fact I'd be quite happy if these went on for hours and hours.
As for Cats it never really appealed to be because there's something I find inherently creepy about humans dressed as cats. In my mind they're like some kind of Moreau-esque version of clowns.
The best musicals not mentioned previously: The Producers, Man of La Mancha (when staged correctly), Into The Woods, Pippin.
Great Random Button. So, you have Sarah co-host and you don't show her talking? I think that's a waste.
This is fucking scary. In that still of John Travolta he looks like when Jamie Kennedy puts on the mask in Son of the Mask.
I detest Cats....I had to sit through a production of it at a local theatre when I was like sixteen. It was the most confusing, irritating and annoying thing. I often don't really like musicals, but if it's well done and entertaining, I can have a good time, but this was nonsense. And not even the fun or interesting kind of nonsense, like Absurdist Theatre. This was just unbearable.
I feel bad for felines everywhere that have have their good name associated with this piece of crap play....
Hey Brad, since your a fan of musicals, have you ever seen Matt and Trey's Cannibal: The Musical?
Utterly funny as shit, and the songs are actually really good!
Living near Hamburg, the musical capital (?) of Germany (Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Tarzan, The Lion King, Buddy Holly, ...) I watches Cats as a kid and until today I had no idea what it was about. Thanks to Sarah I will not died stupid.
But there is a problem with musicals in Germany: They translate to german, but hire the actors from USA and GB, so you can't understand shit because of the accent. Maybe a ittle bit racist of me but I know you don't mind ;)
I apologize for the bad English and the spelling/typing mistakes.
I, for one, am profoundly disappointed to learn that, in fact, Lloyd cannot speak.
Nothing seems real anymore....
He can speak.
You just have to learn how to listen... in your heart.
I listened...and he called me a dirty word.
I loved Cats when I was a very young child. I've been told that I demanded to watch my VHS copy a minimum of three times a day. Kinda weird looking back on it now that I'm an adult.
Phantom of the Opera was one I liked when I was a preteen. Can hardly stand it now.
Great episode! I have a few comments, though, on your interpretation of Phantom of the Opera though. In the end, Erik (the Phantom) is the prototypical "nice guy", who tries to get the girl by becoming her "friend" despite wanting to be anything but. He gets "friendzoned" when she meets up with Raoul again, and he gets mad and writes a fanfic (Don Juan Triumphant) that he forces her to act out so that he can try and win her over, despite her being engaged to Raoul. His deformity figures into his character as being the thing that *he* blames on why she doesn't love him, mostly because the world treated him poorly because of it. But look at these lyrics: "I gave you my music/Made your song take wing/And now, how you repay me/Deny me and betray me/He was bound to love you/When he heard you sing." Does that not sound like the Nice Guy(tm) who's just been told that the girl he's after is dating a guy that's *not him*? The main reason why *I* think that people don't see it like that is 1) because the relationship between Christine and Erik is so romanticized, and 2) because the Phantom is often played by the best singer on the cast. In the end, The Phantom of the Opera is about how Christine chooses the guy who actually makes an attempt at a romantic relationship, as opposed to the creepy basement dweller who stalks her and pretends to be her friend/mentor in order to get in her pants. While the Phantom may be a tragic character, he ultimately didn't deserve Christine.
And not one person mentioned that The singer of 'Let it go' is named Idina Menzel.
Loved the episode. I never got to see CATS in the theater so I was really glad they put this DVD out some years ago.
Oh, And to the person who mentioned 'Rolerball", it should only be considered if your talking about the 1975 version and not that WTF 2002 remake.
Wait. Did you guys just say that James Earl Ray is Sarah's grandpa?
That was a joke.
That was So a joke. I am not James Earl Ray!
I first saw a production of Cats at UT Austin when I was about eleven. I remember enjoying it and KINDA understanding what was going on (I might've been confused as hell, I've seen the musical enough since then to know what it's about).
What I do remember for certain is that the gal playing Rumpleteazer had HUGE boobs. To the point of it being kinda ridiculous, because she was also obviously a dancer so she was really skinny. Like, imagine chopping off a hefty woman's DDs and sticking them on a 105-pound dancer. And I remember thinking "lucky bastard" when she and Mungojerrie did the pinwheel thing at the end of their song. Also the guy who played Old Deuteronomy had a great voice.
And that's my story of the first time I saw Cats.
On a scale from 1 to 10000, how much of a fan is Brad of "How Did This Get Made?"
He's taken his new release format from them.
Not sure what you mean by New Release format. I'm a huge fan of How Did This Get Made, but this show was conceived before I started listening to that. Reading people's tweets is also something we've done on vlogs before dating back a few years. HDTGM did give me the idea to do minisodes in between full regular episodes though, which honestly really helps me out in making this show more regular. But HDTGM is hardly the only podcast that does minisodes.
By release format, I did mean alternating between Full episode and Miniepisode. Not the tweet thing, but that shit's still hilarious.
I didn't really start listening to podcasts until last year and right now, I don't listen to many podcasts, aside from yours, Radiodrome, GeekJuiceRadio, HDTGM and Doug Loves Movies, so I didn't really realize that the miniepisode-episode format was something that was used by a whole lot of other podcasts.
I honestly was just curious about how much you liked "How Did This Get Made"; I heard you mention it in a few other videos. Ever try getting on that show as a special guest?
I love Doug Loves Movies, especially the "Mark Wahlberg" episodes. Dinner For Fiends is also a fantastic podcast, definitely worth listening to, as is Geek Juice Radio. I was actually on an episode of Geek Juice Radio last night, I think it's getting posted next week.
What was the topic on that Geek Juice Radio? I just got done listening to the Paul Thomas Anderson episode and having Josh not ranting about plagiarism for once actually reminded me that when he's talking about something he likes he can be a really great guy.
Yeah you just have to put up with Josh's usual shtick of distorting facts, taking over websites with misinformation, ranting about movies that he's never even seen, obsessing over people/websites who compete with him, and changing the subject when someone disagrees with him or corrects him. Other than that, sure, he's a great guy who totally has merit.
Okay, then it reminded me that he can at least be an entertaining host when he hasn't bukkaked all over himself with warm, obsessive tangents.
@ Brad I got to start listening to "Dinner With Fiends" now. And yes, the "Mark Wahlberg" episodes are hysterical. And also, I can't wait for the new episode! You, Josh and Alex are a riot together again!
@ Nathan and @ David - I actually like Josh for doing that. He's funny when he rants about nothing!
Sam J, I certainly agree, but to an extent. I can really enjoy listening to Josh rant about his disenfranchisement with the modern era (partly because I'm somewhat a hopeless nostalgic myself and partly because I like listening to angry old men) and I can also enjoy him criticising the shit out of movies he hasn't seen and facts he's never researched, but in the past year, towards the end of Brads tenure on Radiodrome in particular, he seemed to go into some kind of full blown feedback loop of ranting about near identical topics week after week. It seemed like every second episode of Radiodrome was just an excuse for Josh to get on his soapbox about the disingenuousness of modern media and how filmmakers are all shysters and fraudsters and plagiarists. Hearing that same message and the same second hand anecdotes to back it up week after week got old fast, seemingly as fast as Josh got old, which is pretty fast. But when he shows a little more restraint in that regard he is a knowledgeable and entertaining presence. Someone just needs to be there to staple his mouth shut from time to time.
Dude, I can totally understand that opinion, and I can agree with that. But personally, I live by the philosophy "If you can't poke fun at the things you love, you don't truly love it." When Josh goes on his author tracts, I can always make fun of him for doing that, so I don't really complain about that. Although, I'm just glad that he has co-hosts to counterbalance his arguments; one episode where Josh goes unrestrained would be one episode I don't like.
Unlike Josh, I like pretty much every movie I come across, so I tend to disagree with him a lot, and I'm that rare advocate for CGI in movies (cause I love animation).
By the way: Brad, did you forgot to press the random button for the next episode or will you do it on the next minisode?
Kevin Spacey should host, he was great every time he was on, even in the selfie. Btw, what did you get wrong in the ballot, did you get the documentary right and if so what made you pick it.
Sarah is adorable. She and Brad have such chemistry. Anything ever happen there...?
It seems Brad has a good track record of dating some very attractive women, but from little things that have been said here and there I think Sarah and Dave are an item.
I thought Sarah and Jake were the item. Or is that old news?
Well I don't give a fuck. As long as Brian has Ladolie my heart will be an 80's movie without a montage. Pointless.
With all due respect to that guy who gives me food when I yell at him, I found "Cats" to be extremely offensive. It was nothing but a bunch of humans parading around in Cat Face, reinforcing cat based stereotypes.
Still, it's not "Porndogs: The Adventures of Sadie", so three out of five stars.
Hey Brad, what are your thoughts on the musical "Little Shop of Horrors"?
Gilbert & Sullivan are NOT musicals! They're comic operas! There's a difference! Geez!
At least Ellen was kind enough to offer pizza to the audience. Especially Harrison Ford wanted a slice of that pizza. Plus, the pizza man had to be a given a good tip for bring 4 large pizzas and being settle with what was going on.
True story about Starlight Express. Andrew Lloyd Webber couldn't secure the rights, but it was originally supposed to be based off of Thomas the Tank Engine. Man, do I wish that could've happened!