"a musical so bad it may have killed the disco era"
For which I will be forever grateful.
Can't make much sense out of that sentence as that would mean you listen to music simply because you dislike it.
Eh...? How so...?
Nothing about that sentence implies that they listen to disco by any choice of their own, and in fact it implies that prior to the death of the disco era, they were perhaps being forced to listen to more disco than they were comfortable with, say in public places like shopping malls or the like; or perhaps they weren't even alive for the 'disco era' but do not like the music and are glad they did not have to be subject to a period in which the music was even more prevalent in such places and on TV and whatnot.
I'm have to listen to a ton of music I am not fond of at my job. I'm not in control of the radio, and while I do my best to ignore it, there's no real way to turn your ears off, so I'm being forced to listen to music I dislike, it's certainly not by choice, and I'm definitely not happy about it.
I can't make much sense of your sentence because it assumes a great deal more than can be reasonably extrapolated from the given information and implies an imaginary ideal.
I want to live in whatever magical fantasy world you inhabit, where nobody hears any music or sounds they don't specifically enjoy.
Fantasy Mission Force, you seriously can't shut off your ears at will? The lack of self-discipline these days is pathetic.
Music snobs really blew their load on the disco hate in the late 70s/early 80s. If they only they knew how much worse music would get, they probably would have saved their steam rollers and bonfires for music that actually is shit.
I'll forever defend disco music!
"Music snobs really blew their load on the disco hate in the late 70s/early 80s. If they only they knew how much worse music would get, they probably would have saved their steam rollers and bonfires for music that actually is shit"
Actually, there's a fair amount in that statement I would agree with, but the disco backlash wasn't about musical snobbery, at least not for those of us who were teenagers in New York at the time.
Let us return for a moment to a time when leisure suited lotharios roamed the land in vast herds...
Seriously though, the main thing to keep in mind is that this was before the era of the personal listening device...even worse, it was the era of the boom box. (Yes, the Sony Walkman came out in the late 70's, but it would a while before anyone I knew had one)
What all this meant was that any time you went to a beach, park, handball court, or public space of any kind, you almost certain to run in to someone blasting music from a radio. And I don't know what radio is like today, but then it was very repetitive and you would hear the same songs a lot. So, if the music playing wasn't the kind you liked, whether it was disco, rock or Barry Manilow...you were not going to have a pleasant time.
None of this is to imply that there weren't other factors fueling the disco backlash elsewhere, but this is how it was in my little corner of the world. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to get back to the home before anyone notices I'm missing.
I like Disco music, and I really REALLY prefer it to pop, and Rock and Roll is still alive to this very day with Hard Rock and Metal bands... it's a shame that Pop replaced Disco honestly.
@Rocket The same kind of thing still happens today, despite personal listening devices, whether it's businesses playing the radio, or people blasting music in the car. Radio stations are also still very much like that, no matter what station you're listening to. Top 40 stations will play the same songs on rotation heavy rotation.
I'm not a fan of rap music, but I still hear it several times a day just from simply walking to the store. It doesn't make me want to steam roll rap album or make a bonfire out of them. But believe me, I totally know what you're saying, maybe over time people just got used to being a round music they don't like.
You,sir, are a good man
"WZAZ in Chicago, where disco lives forever!"
<airplane knocking over radio tower>
I am loving musical month. (:
A Richard Kiel movie next?
Off topic, but Brad if you haven't started watching "Gotham" on Fox, you NEED to. It is awesome!
You definitely need to bring back BROd again. LMAO at those scenes.
Can we see more Bro Brad and Jake? Can we, PLEASE??? :3
Yes. 1,000,000 times yes.
The 'not just yet' stinger at the end got me good.
"Miss Teschmacher.... MISS TESCHMACHERRRRRRRR!"
Why are you wearing an Irate Gamer T-Shirt? Is that supposed to represent the "macho" people in America? Also it seems like you are offended by people thinking stuff if gay, if so please clarify.
You're thinking too hard about this.
I mean....are you actually that stupid, or are you just trolling? I refuse to believe that you don't get what he was going for.
Brad, with all due respect, I don't think he's thinking hard enough.
Irate Gamer fans are total bros.
Don't you know that, bro?
Governor Rick Perry is a closet Cinema Snob fan? Who knew?
I so want to see the "bro" Brad and Jake bloopers.
That was a really gay episode bro
I wish Steve Gutenberg would just fucking die already. I just want to put my fist through his stupid smug face. I hate Gutenberg as much as Jake hates Adam Sandler (who I also can't stand)
I wasn't aware Steve Gutenberg was still appearing in things.
I blame the Stone Cutters.
You win, sir.
Well, the bros ended that exactly how I thought it would.
That was the only way it could have ended.
Bros to the end, bro <3
Brad and Jake finally acted out that sexfic I've been dreaming about for the past five years. Why did we have to cut away when it just getting good?
I gotta say, Brad really hated this movie. I think the last time he was this mad was back when he did Nukie.
Also, why does Musical March need to end now? Why not do Xanadu? Where is Phantom of the Paradise? Or One From the Heart, the movie that so ruined Francis Ford Copolla's bank account that he was forced to make Godfather Part 3? I know the Snob's limit is 1995, but couldn't we squeeze a Spiceworld review out?
Probably didn't want to do Xanadu because Linkara did his comic book movie adaption episode very recently.
If you follow Brad's twitter, when Lewis made his Xanadu video Brad commented saying,
'@Linkara19 I fucking love Xanadu!
So I don't think it would be a movie he would blast like this. However, I do love Musical March. Hands down my favorite series of videos you've done Brad.
Brad would totally Snob Xanadu. Remember that he snobs tons of stuff he likes or considers a guilty pleasure: TCM, Caligula, Mommie Dearest, the F13 movies, etc. He's playing a character with the Snob, after all.
Unless he seems really, really angry about it I assume he either likes or has some affection for his review subjects.
Yeah, he loves Xanadu....as he should 'cause Xanadu is [Brian voice] AWESOME. (It really is. Its a tradition like ''Christmas Story" amongst my family - soundtrack in every car).
And if you don't agree....May the Nine Sisters SMITE Your Sorry Ass!
What Andrew wrote.
This episode is bursting with Bro-ness! Loved it!
Hey, Snob! How dare you disrespect the local UHF station, where else do you think you'll find the latest episodes of "Town Talk with George Newman", "Celebrity Mud Wrestling" & "Wheel of Fish"?
"STUPID!.... You're so STUPID!"
OMG bro Brad and bro Jake are fucking great. This episode was worth the wait.
What an awesome review! I've been a fan of your for years, but he bits with you and Jake s the funniest thing you've ever done! I'm still crying with laughter.
So glad I waited till after the credits, too.
I was ready to call this movie just really lame, compared to the movies in the previous two reviews, but it turned into genuine "What the fuck Hollywood?"
It sure looks like the movie's budget was squandered. Even the earliest musicals from the 1930s look like they have huge budgets, on the screen, compared to this movie. No Busby Berkely-style dance sequences. No grand sets or good photography. It really does look like some cheap TV movie from that time.
I totally vote for The Bros becoming rare occasion characters. I haven't laughed that hard in a LONG time.
Totally agree, bro!
And I am definitely looking forward to the outtakes. There were several spots where you could tell Jake was barely holding in laughing.
I hope there will be more of the bros in the future.
Daw, Musical March (In September) is over. Oh well, at least the Halloween reviews are coming soon.
Please, More Homoerotic Dude Bros in future episodes.
"This movie's getting pretty gay bro!"
"The only way to keep straight is to hug without shirts on bro!"
Are both those guys named Mario?
They could be the Super Mario Bros.
oh my gosh, the fucking bro scenes with you and Jake were awesome Brad!
This is the funniest highly negative review for a film I love I've ever seen! Great work, Brad!
I'm just glad to see that Bro Reviews has finally made it to the internet, now I can look forward to a couple of jacked guys telling me why the Skittles scene in The Hangover III is comedic brilliance.
This is the longest I've seen of this film. This is aired exactly after the midnight fireworks tv coverage in australia.
That was not the longest commercial ever. If that was on YouTube there would have been a ten minute documentary on the making of the musical milk extravaganza.
I'm never going to complain about ads existing. I realize it's how you and many other awesome people pay your bills but fuck I hope you get extra money for those.
Huh. Well, at least Musical March (in September) ended on a high note?
I'll go sit in the corner.
I would say it ended going down.
Okay, if you do this next year, you have to do Tommy.
Well, now we know what happens after filming Brad and Jake's midnight screening videos.
Sorry, Snob. This is the first video of yours I just had to turn off. The movie looks so utterly awful I couldn't even sit through the first half of the review (the only other time this happened was when I tried watching the Nostalgic Critic's review of "Food Fight"). I still have no clue why Steve Guttenberg ever had a career.
He had a career because of the Stonecutters.
I so want to see more of the "Bros." I laughed so hard when they were on screen. It was great.
I am so completely in love with the Bros. I think you've struck comedy gold with this idea. I would legit watch an entire series about them. Brad and Jake together are like comedy gold and the Bros kinda highlight everything that makes them work so well together!
The reviews are in, bros around the world are calling Bro Reviews "Sick", "Epic", "Legit", and "Hardcore". They're in talks with Axe for a sponsorship I hear.
It's wicked sweet, bro!!
The Bros were fucking hilarious. No more need be said, except I hope we see more of them in the future (or maybe even a mini-episode?).
Also, I don't believe this movie killed disco. Disco killed itself, by slowing annoying the shit out of everyone who listened to it and wasn't high. Look up "Disco Demolition Night" if you want details, but in a nutshell, people became so sick of disco that they held an anti-disco protest in Chicago in July of 1979, almost a full year before this awful movie was released. If that wasn't its death knell, then it was definitely its trip to hospice.
It's rather sad that a good chunk of the anti-disco movement was fueled by racism and homophobia. This is why we can't have nice things, earth.
That was a hyperbolic joke, I don't literally think that this movie killed the disco era. =) I even mention in the video that disco was on its downturn before this movie came out.
And that anti-disco protest was more annoying that anything disco ever did. It was just a group of music snobs, some of whom fueled by bigotry, who thought it was easier to steamroll disco albums than it was to simply just change the channel on the radio. Musical fascism at it's "finest."
Good points, Brad and Sally. The (abrupt?) downturn/backlash against disco does makes Guttenberg's [repeated!] line, "this is the 80s," feel out of place. Disco was the 'last-hurrah' of the baby-boomers, but by 1980, as Brad has said, had passed its peak. Was it simply too late for the movie's editors to cut such lines out, or for the screenwriter to change the script by then? I have the feeling that, had this hit theaters three to four years earlier, it *may* have been welcomed and remembered a bit more fondly. Someone HAD to have known it was too late.
As for the Demo Night, after a little more reading and thinking, I agree, it was certainly a sad and misguided promotion. I was admittedly over-generalizing in saying that "people became so sick of disco," instead of indicating that it was a 'mob-mentality' event. I recognize that this type of event really isn't far away from much, much worse, e.g. book-burnings, and I'm well aware of how hate can fuel such occurrences. My dumb.
Someone please screencap the part wher bro!Brad and bro!Jake hold each other. I've never awww-ed at anything more in my entire life.
Did you one better - here, have a gif! (https://33.media.tumblr.com/e59a4d086610014c44d56f29ae2dda64/tumblr_ncrb64UVSG1rplicgo4_250.gif)
HAHA, this just made my day! Thanks Violanthe.
I agree, but ugh... please don't proliferate that "type!person" nonsense, it just looks inane. Just use a hyphen. "Bro-Brad" works fine.
Those bros are getting pretty gay, bro!
You copped out dude, you could have taken a look at the Nukie of Musicals: Sextette.
THIS MOVIE'S PRETTY GAY, BRO!
Completely unrelated but I had a really unique dream that Brad reviewed Staying Alive. There was a title card and everything.
Nice "Identical" poster
BRAHd Jones and Angry JOCK, are the best thing on the site since Admiral Crackers.
The "horny neighbour lady" has a disturbing semblance to Pat the NES Punk. Go ahead, now you can't unsee it.
Brad said she looked like Liza Minnelli, but she reminds me of Tim Curry as Dr. Frank N. Furter.
Hey Brad, did you know your pal (Slaver) Brian looks identical to comedian Mike Lawrence? Crrrrrrrrrrazy!
Yeah he does and points to you sir.
I wonder how many takes those bro scenes took. It must have been hard to suppress the laughter lol.
Hope to see more bro Brad and Jake in the future (and the ending with them that was cut out of this video)
Manly Brad and Jake is best Brad and Jake
Please tell me they'll get a spin off of them yelling manly shit at movies.
My partner and I love this movie. It's so ridiculously horrible and dumb, it's like watching the ugly puppy in the corner, you know it's trying so hard to be cute but just fails spectacularly!
We're already planning a double-feature of this with The Apple.
Awww, a movie talking about milk, and not a single Clockwork Orange joke?
They can't stop the music but someone really should have.
Its such bullshit when movies directed by men flop all the damn time, yet they get the chance to direct even more movies, yet when a woman directs a film and it flops, they blame her solely and she never gets work again, not taking into consideration that maybe the film was just a really terrible idea from the get go.
Granted this movie does indeed look like it wasn't directed well, but I have seen female directors who are beyond talented get blamed for way less. Again bullshit. And of course when they do succeed some people think that they only got there was because of the fact they're a woman and got special treatment, which makes no sense at all since half the time women in the film industry have to work just as hard if not harder, and even then it can be next to impossible to get work. Seriously this type of thinking happened with Katherine Bigelow winning for best director, which she was, But nope she only won because she was a woman, and not taking into consideration that she directed a better movie ,since I'd rather watch Hurt Locker because there was more to it than just pretty CG effects and having to endure Sam Worthington's really bland performance.
I had to look up who lost to Bigelow to even remember what made people upset. I think I remember that Cameron himself couldn't even bring himself to care. He made so much friggin' money off that thing.
Her getting recognized was overdue big time. Strange Days and Near Dark are awesome. Point Break is also really entertaining.
True story, I was watching Strange Days a couple of months before Hurt Locker came out, and I said to myself "The first woman to win an Oscar is probably going to be Kathryn Bigelow" ^_^
I fucking LOVE bro Brad and bro Jake!!! I love it when you guys do the "this movie is pretty (insert adjective here) bro!" voice during your midnight screenings, and I loved them as characters! It's cool to see you make fun of masculine male insecurity that way. I laughed my butt off!! :)
Oh thank you so goddamn much for that side-remark on The Good Lie. I saw that preview last night when rewatching Boxtrolls and I honest to Hell thought to myself "WHY is this movie about some privileged white woman and not the African people that were thrown in our faces at the beginning of the preview?"
...aaaand that shows how bad THIS movie is when I'd rather talk about the advertisement of a sappy, dipshit drama than Can't Stop The Music.
well, no forbidden zone, but we did get Jake forcing you to blow him, so I guess it evens out.
Dude, we need more Brod and Jake Browell
Wow, was this movie insipid or what!
I started to comment the other day on this to say how much fun this one was, especially to echo the sentiments on the Bro bits which are just fantastic, but then in the process I had an idea for a movie to pitch maybe trying sometime but just as soon forgot so I held off.
But I've remembered it now, so you ever thought about taking a shot at Ricky 1?
Thank God The Ramones, Sex Pistols, Black Flag, and Metallica kicked disco's ass to the curb, like an alcoholic, cocksucker, ex-boyfriend.
Disco music is still played in regular rotation on numerous radio stations, is used in tv and movie trailers, has had retrospective tv specials about it, has it's own station on cable tv and satellite radio, and inspired numerous techno and modern dance tunes. Those bands really didn't kick anyone's ass to the curb =)
i think Hair metal the only thing kicking asses to the curb...and that in turn got its ass kicked to the curb by Groove metal
Grunge just whined like a bitch until Hair had enough and went out for a smoke break.
When did a bunch of big-haired, make-up wearing wannabe drag queens ever kicked anyone's ass to the curb?
This review was totally gay bro!
THE VILLAGE PEOPLE AREN'T GAAAAAY!
I wish you'd do a special (umpteen episode special or whichever) review as the Snob for Heaven's Gate... since it's been getting reappraisal recently.
Also, I really wanted to stand-the-fuck-up for Nancy Walker. She was a wonderful comedic actress that both my mother and I grew up with (yeah...I'm kinda old...leastways compared to you rapscallions in the comments threads). She SO didn't deserve that kind of treatment -no one does- but especially someone who had been in Hollywood working hard and working damn well for as long as she was. And DO watch "Murder By Death"....its one of our Top Three movies - All-Star cast and forever quotable!
(Sam Diamond: You're good, Charleston. You're not my kind of cop, but you're smart and you smell good. You're not a pansy, I know that, but what the hell are ya?
Dick Charleston: Classy, I suppose.)
It's just some bros broing it up at the YMCA! Ain't nothing gay about that, bro!
"McQ" GUNFOX sounds like the name of a bad furry comic.
But what I want to know is... was Brad 'gummin' it' like he promised jake in the long-long-ago-times.
"Who makes Steve Guttenberg a star?
We Do! We Do!"
Love the show; never posted before (I don't think).
I'm realizing that the reprehensible musicals you've covered over the last month (70s-early 80s) are probably collectively responsible for killing the musical film genre for the next 20 years. We didn't see good ones again till around 2000.
I can't help but hear the announcer for those Godfrey Ho movies summarizing the opening title song:
"New York. The parks. The playgrounds. Used condoms in the gutter.
"See the hot action of New York. The style. The music. You can't stop."
I realize this is an older video, but I love your review. LOOOOOOVE it. I actually rented the movie on Amazon and watched it, and I noticed a weird thing. The music in the Amazon version is slightly different. It was actually a little bit slower and more boring. I'm not sure why.
With your question about the nun in that random scene, they actually DO explain why she is there. She's the friend of the police officer, the one who actually got the police officer to join the group. Apparently she was playing Maria in "The Sound of Music" and ran over in her costume for the audition.
16:44- What's Philip Glass doing in this movie?
Wow what's with all the racism in this episode? Snob hats people 'cause their skin is light now?
Jut because "white" people don't whine like bitches doesn't mean you can be bigoted towards them. Bad form.
Otherwise a great episode.
i don't like Disco either, but there is some of it i do like, in short i don't hate all disco, the bee gees are great, i even like the village people's music, so i don;'t; hate all disco, but most of it i don't like.there is a percentage of it i do like though.what's funny is when people did that to disco in the 80's, i duno if it was mentioned at all during that time and i was around i'm 36 going on 37 in a couple of months, anyways in the 60's you had John Lennon made the quote on how they were more famous than Jesus and i agree with him 100% i wasn't around back than but you can just do some research or i ask my parents who were teenagers back than and they agree with me.
as for today's music yes about 95% of it sucks ass, and most it i think goes to Simon i have no taste in good music Cowall or however ya spell his last name? and his shitty ass shit American Anus as i call it among other names, where they a winner can sing but than has no talent in song writing at all. or knows good music either. that's what i think i hope there
Why was this and Foreskin Gump removed from your YouTube channel?
Some of the older archived videos of 2009 were brought over from the youtube account before thecinemasnob.com was created, so please forgive the lesser video quality of such as some did not transfer well.