That joke is dead, stop using it.
Wait, people still bitch about Blip? As of now it's been working much better.
Not working for meee. This is no joke. :(
It's not working for me neither. Why people keep using this piece of trash?
Get ready for the "Nostalgia Critic already did it" comments Brad.
Review Zardoz. Please.
But Brows Held High already did it!
Zinggg! Nice one. I was looking forward to this review.
I demanded this years ago.
Oh well, good on me. Guess I'm awesome, even if I don't remember.
he's gonna take you back to the past.. oh wait wrong show.
Since you did mention Psycho ll will you review it some day?
Psycho II, man. Psycho. Fucking. II.
For a sequel to one of the best horror/thriller films of all time, it wasn't too bad. I was actually enjoying it--that is until the very end, when Norman finds out that Mrs. Bates was really his aunt.
I was beyond pissed.
Not a very fair assessment.
Really? You haven't gotten bored of this schtick of stealing other people's usernames for your inane bullshit? Because I'll tell you, I did. Months ago.
Brad, I know you prefer to stay hands-off in all but the most offensive cases, but I'm fairly sure this kind of behaviour is worth a ban.
Agreed it's very annoying
ok how fucked up am I for thinking of friends right away when he said mac and cheese?
Last week's Trailers from Hell theme was Exorcist week, and Eli Roth gave his own commentary on this film's trailer calling it a great trailer for a terrible movie! He's got a point! You can't help but love that sweet Ennio Morricone music! It ended with Exorcist 3, which now I assume the Snob will cover it somewhere down the line!
I'm sorry, but it's hard to take anything Eli Roth says seriously, especially since he's the man behind Cabin Fever and Hostel, two of the most non scary horror films of all time.
Horror movies still scare you? That's cute.
What did the Easter Bunny bring you this year?
Who cares if they aren't scary,they are fun and gory and way better than 90% of the bullshit pg-13 ghost story/possession Hollywood flicks that come out.
If I want a story about possession, mystical African juju and creepy dreams involving jaguars, I'll stick with Gabriel Knight, thaaaank you very much!
...or I can just watch Futurama for the fuck of it. "Pazuuuuuzuuuu!"
Damn... Never thought I'd see the day my favorite point and click adventure game get referenced on the internet...
It is rare you watch something this mainstream! Hmmmmm the 3rd film was what Jeffry Dahmer had on his tv when police came to arrest him I think I heard...... I know things like that.
I did a huge presentation on Dahmer's case in my Social Psychology class last semester on the topic of fictional media leading to real aggression. Exorcist 3, along with Return of the Jedi, greatly inspired Dahmer *in the sense* that both movies featured highly charismatic and influential characters, who despite being "ugly", could get others to do their bidding, and long story short (too late), to Dahmer, they appealed to his insecurities and desires to be a more confident person. They didn't *cause* his..."interests", but he was inspired by them psychologically. Dr. Park Dietz gives further details in various videos, and now Brad has some fun trivia material to work with should he do an episode on the movie!
I'm actually glad you brought this up, because I had quite a Cinema Snob moment myself during the presentation for my own amusement (as well as to be condescending as Hell to my classmates...it was a rough semester, heh). I made this slide as a humorous buildup to a largely tame movie like Jedi inspiring a person like Dahmer, when you would think he would be more into something like saaay, Cannibal Holocaust:
The way I see it: any college class that gives you an opportunity to share stuff like that in a relevant fashion is a winning scenario!
I like the fact he ate human parts.
I'll probably get a lot of crap, but I can understand what Boorman was trying o do. He was trying to focus on the nature of evil, rather than on the evil itself
No Amir, you are not full of it I can totally see Boorman attempting to show us that.I think the problem is that with the original Exorcist it sort of sucked all the oxygen out of the sequel to the point that this film could not stand on it's own. Kind of like how Halloween 3 season of the witch is shunned by most Halloween fans.
Also Brad! Do a Christopher Lambert month! You can do stuff like The Road Killers (with Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Mortal Kombat (which straddles the cutoff date but fuck it)! And if you do either of the first two Highlander films, you can come back to the terrible terrible sequels later.
He can also do Hunted,Fortress and Beowolf
Well you're not wrong. And Boorman has done some good movies: Deliverance is a classic, Hell in the Pacific is a decent film with good performances from both Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune....
...What the fuck is going in Zardoz I still don't know, but damn if it's not a distinctive movie.
There are essentially two problems with Exorcist II.
Firstly, Boorman was the wrong guy for this movie. He wanted to do something very different from the Exorcist, which is all fine and good, but I guarantee the audiences of '77 didn't understand that when they went to go see this movie.
Secondly, well... he was just too ambitious. If he'd had a little more modern technology he could have had better effects, but there's a lot of plot confusion that could only be fixed with more time and rewrites... maybe.
But let's not get mad at this movie. It's at least a better sequel than Highlander II: The Quckening.
I think that Boorman was trying to move his film away from Christianity If you look at all his most famous movies they tend to focus on a mixture of mythology and nature. Even a film like Excalibur which on the face of it is about the Grail quest is much more about the magical connection between the fortunes of the land and rise. twilight and death of a King Arthur. He's probably read a lot of stuff like the White Goddess, the Golden Bough as well as Rousseau, which seems to inform Deliverance and Emerald Forest. I think he was essentially trying to make a pagan and environmentalist riposte to what he saw has the heavy monotheist and oppressive slant of the Exorcist. The result is an interesting film that has no real connection to the film it is trying to be a sequel too.
I still love that the big reveal of Exorcist 2 is Pazuzu possessed Regan because, essentially, she was destined to become one of the X-Men.
Gold from the unmarked grave next to Arch Stanton?
Hey! A reference I got!
This is one of the funniest Videos you ever made. When you wanna fuck with People, just say: You know there is a part II of the Exorcist and it´s really good. I borrow you the Blu Ray.
Great review and a Monty Python reference to boot. I have yet to see this although I've been curious for quite some time yet from what I have seen, it does look rather good in terms of visuals. With the direction Boorman wanted to take with it, it seemed doomed to fail and the script probably didn't help. I'll have to track this down and give it a watch, along with Exorcist III, at some point.
I've been hoping that Zardoz might be on a short list of films for The Snob. One with the Director's Commentary on it preferably.
That and Zorro The Gay Blade.
I cannot believe that Richard Burton's priest was named after Fred Sanford's son.
AND WHY DID I KEEP EXPECTING TO SEE AUNT ESTHER SHOW UP?!
AND WHY DIDN'T SHE?!
I like the fact that you referenced that ugly Lucille Ball statue on the same day that an Associated Press article was published talking about the town in New York that houses this thing demanding it to be reworked on.
Has anyone else been having issues with the site's front page? The image flipper thing that displays the latest videos hasn't bee loading for me.
I've written to weebly about that, but since it's a problem that comes and goes, it hasn't been able to get fixed.
Whenever that does happen though, just press the stop loading button, and the images will appear.
That actually does not help for me anymore. It did for a while, but no longer, as of yesterday. If I hit Stop now, nothing happens, and the page fails to load correctly.
I just checked with Firefox, as well, and the problem is worse in that case (I usually use Chrome).
Something about CodeHelper (I think) is messed up. 100 percent of the time (for me, anyway), the site will not load correctly.
Hitting Stop no longer helps.
Yeah, the whole thing's derped out.
I just use the Twitters to redirect me to the latest videos now.
What I'm experiencing is that a third-party service used on this website, ip.codehelper.io, is currently unavailable and only stops loading after 100 seconds every time. And after that, the carousel actually appears.
They're using that broken service for detecting and localising IP addresses. If I interpret the code correctly, this would also mean that banned IPs can currently post again.
For everyone into web development: Search the source code of this page for "var bannedips". The entire list of banned IPs is right there, not even in a referenced file, but blatantly visible in a script tag. Is it just me or is this quite a bizarre solution indeed?
What I'm getting from this, combined with the recent comment issues, is further confirmation of the notion that not using a CMS you have full control over is oftentimes not a good idea.
@Spaz: Sorry, I skimmed over the part of your comment where you mentioned the Code Helper issue already. I tried to go into further detail though because I'm getting the impression that Weebly might try to bullshit their customers until the service is available again and then pretend they fixed the issue.
Curses! Another video about Exorcist II, another wasted opportunity for a Futurama joke.
You knew the name of the tombstone in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly? Award yourself ten extra snob points, you sexy bastard.
So did the priest ever report to the archdeacon(?) that Father Merran was actually killed by a girl possessed by a demon with a dumb name? Or was that one of the many unresolved plot threads in the flick?
This whole thing reminds me of advice I got about working on properties others have started (movies, comics, etc):
You don't necessarily have to like what came before, but you should at least respect it.
Hell, Meyer wasn't a fan of Star Trek and he put in some of the best movies in the franchise.
Russ Meyer did Star Trek sequels? Man, I need to see those!
Nicholas Meyer, not Russ.
"So did the priest ever report to the archdeacon(?) that Father Merran was actually killed by a girl possessed by a demon with a dumb name?"
But Merrin wasn't killed by the demon, he had a heart attack.
God this film was boring, it's one of the few (along with Man of Steel and Avatar) that I fell asleep while watching. Seriously how did they mess up a sequel to the Exorcist one of my favorite films.
Admit it Brad... You thought to do this movie because of the One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest references you made in your Midnight Screenings!
Admittedly, I've never seen this movie. And judging it by this review, that might be a good thing. Wow, this looks awful.
Ennio Morricone's score could've been used in a much better film.
All of this time dealing with Pazuzu and no one thought to ask him for a Lawful Evil "Candle of Invocation?" With that you're just a few steps away from becoming…
PUN-PUN, THE MIGHTY KOBOLD!!
Doesn't work if you're not a Scaled One
Wait, are you sure you should be mentioning Grizzly II?
Ha this one :D Believe it or not this was the first Exorcist movie I ever saw and loved every insane minute of it. That and I fell in love with Linda Blair hehe.
It was only years later that I saw the original and was disappointed that it didn't go the weird route.
I think I'll rewatch this tonight.
As for Pazuzu. He may have a funny name but it was an actual demon in Babylonian mythology.
According to Wikipedia he is the demon of the southwest wind known for bringing famine during dry seasons, and locusts during rainy seasons.
So the locusts weren't that far off in the movie :)
Having rewatched this tonight I only like it more. Yes it's very new agy with the hypnotism stuff, but it gets a lot of the mythology right. Pazuzu and the locusts, ancient Christianity and Ethiopia.. It looks absolutely beautiful, has a great soundtrack and is very dreamlike in structure.
2 hours well spent
"Horrible... Utterly Horrible, and Fascinating" is this film in a nutshell.
Don't watch this movie, watch the awesome trailer and then skip to part 3 and Dominion.
Says the man who hasn't seen the movie. Boo. Zero Stars for your less than stellar review.
I want to see a review of "the Swarm".
I've been a fan of the Cinema Snob for quite some time now, and new videos always brighten my day massively. Ive gotta this review was fantastic, laughed my ass off throughout. Keep up the amazing work Brad, to me you are the greatest favourite film critic of all time.
It always seemed odd to me,Father Lamont was tasked with finding out how Merrin died,but wasn't anyone wondering why the hell Karras leaped out the window? Was Karras even mentioned in Exorcist 2,can't remember..
That's what Legion is for.... or you guys can call it Exorcist III. But you are right. Maybe they thought he just killed himself, which is kind of what he did.
I also wish that Christopher Walken had be Lamont, going with the original intention of the character being a admirer of Merrin's. But before that, it was originally supposed to be Father Dyer from the first film. Although I wish too that The Bishop from Monty Python was involved in this movie somehow.
"The text, Merrin! Don't say the text!"
OK, Cinema Snob... Don't move!
I found the first one to be just as out there. So many things about it just don't add up in my mind. Seriously there were so many things far worse and sinister that it could have done. Pazuzu just seems like an idiot to me.
Actually looks like a fun movie, that bed of nails scene looked pretty gnarly as well.
Man, this movie was so lame even Richard Burton seemed completly uninteressed, I mean if he changed his expression one time in the entire movie was too much and guess what? If I was there I would do the exact same thing.
WTF Hollywood indeed, the only character who reappeared in this so called sequel was Linda Blair, and she didn't even wear that make-up!
People, I know I'm being reduntant so I just want to make a last comment who may piss off the people who liked this movie but there it goes: the only interesting part of this movie was the cinematography but just like the soundtrack had some glimpses of cleverness, and for the most part was nothing but a gimmick to dazzle the audience into thinking "genius" when should be thinking only "WTF?". I might look a little harsh but I just think that weird sceneries had to have a meaning.
Oh John Boorman what were you taking when you made this and ZARDOZ back to back and can I have some?!
Are you excited.
Linda Blair really was a 22/10, eh she still is pretty cute even nowadays.
Ahh, the days before HIPPA, when you could build your psychiatric clinic completely out of glass!
A Friends reference AND a Cube reference? Awww yiss.
Fuck yes for a Cube review after how many years now?
The Pazuzu stuff wasn't even a bad idea. I mean it's an babylonian creature of mythology but...uhm this movie doesn't even try to be scary.
How come HD looks like shit?
HEaring that Burt Reynolds was offered the part of Zed in Zardoz makes me think of the scene where Zed is acting as a ricksaw driver of sorts, taking Friend around to places as he tosses out bread. Jerry Reed could play Friend. And Dom DeLuise would play Arthur Frayn.
When Regan drew that picture, you missed an opportunity to make a reference to Rob Leifeld.
Shame on you, your house and your family Snob! How the hell could you not reference Brainstorm? It has Louise Fletcher and mind reading devices too!
Am I the one one who saw the psychiatrist in this movie, and knows her as Kai Winn from Deep Space 9!!?? Weird seeing her without her Bajorian nose! lol
So now I finally found out where Nile got that wierd chant/scream for "Serpent Headed Mask" from.
Good idea not doing an autistic joke. Because I am Au-t-t-t-t-tis-tic.
Same here. Even though he makes lots of jokes about sex, drugs, and lots of sarcasm in between, even he has limits.
Fun fact: The autistic girl is played by Dana Plato(girl from Different Strokes)
Linda Blair obviously forgot to pay her exorcist bill and got re-possessed.
I'll leave now.:-)
Produced by "Charles or me" well I certainly didn't produce this. Who's this Charles, or is it someone else saying that it could've been Charles or him depending on your reaction. Damn you personal pronouns for varying the conversational direction alter depending on the audience.
Mark Kermode probably has a good chance of having seen it, he's talked about having Over-Sexed Rugsuckers From Mars at home.
Well the Exorcist is about nothing then a girl being tortured, in the sense that the fiction of the Exorcist movie, legitimises the bat shit crazy practice of real exocism.
Which in reality is always without excaption, about nothing then a person being tortured.
I'm mean that's what' truly scary, the prospect of an actual exorcism, were often mentaly ill people are being tortured, by diluded religious fanatics.
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.