I've been waiting for this one!
No, don't let the girls out of study hall - they might interrupt that perfectly good man-piling.
Sarah is gonna kill it as the new Bro!
Brad's new bro is a broad. Her name should be Brobara.
I was so hoping she would be the new bro!
What happened to the old Bro?
He died bro!Much sad was had bro!
He sailed forth and found his new home with Broseidon — God of the Brocean.
Congratulations Brad for making it this far and I hope you are ok.
Young John Hurt looks so much like Martin Short in "A Simple Wish".
Teased for so long, I hope it was worth the wait.
Now all I can hope for is Peter Jackson's Splatter Film Week for the 350th Episode.
That would be great! He's been teasing Meet the Feebles for a long time now.
"Heaven's Gate"? More Like "Heaven's Way Too Fucking Long and Boring (But Admittedly Pretty)"!
Nice choice for New Bro! (Won't spoil it for those who haven't watched it all the way.)
Can't wait for Part II!
"Heaven's Way Too Fucking Long and Boring (But Admittedly Pretty)"!
So, like Avatar, but about European Immigrants.
Noisy too, and with a net earnings of - 40 Million Dollars, the film bankrupted United Artist, which it did! Oh the joys of independent studios!
I've read the backlash for years, but when I bought the Criterion DVD and watched it, I was hooked. This was honestly a good movie with a great performance from Kris Kristoferson.
The camera work and editing were great, and it was obvious Cimino cared deeply for the film. It's deserving of it's critical re-evaluation.
Totally agree, I love Heaven's Gate. I've got the Criterion too, it's worth every penny.
from my understanding, the movie you saw was not the movie released to theaters. there are several different cuts of the film...
But was Heaven's Gate For Real? We NEED TO KNOW Brad!
Heaven's Gate is totes real, yo!
Tonight! We Dine! IN HEAVEN!!
Chick Bro FTW!
I believe that the correct term is broad.
Is this the first Snob review of a film that was part of the Criterion Collection?
Nah, Salo has a Criterion release too.
Chick bros are the best kinda bros!
Bro-Sarah, Sarah, whatever will be, will be.
Sarah-bro, isn't that the machine from X-Men?
So is chickbro oldbro's sister, wife... or both?
And what happened to the Cinema Snob's eyebrow? Did someone criticize Terrence Malick?
I'm guessing you missed his 'Ouch!' vlog..... watch that & it will get you up to speed, babe. :)
The thing you noticed with Brad's eyebrow probably has to do with the accident he had recently.
Brad talks about the accident in the Vlog titled "Ouch!" in the Misc. Blog section of the website.
But that's Brad Jones. The Cinema Snob is an entirely different character, so it makes sense that he's had is own mishaps which happened to coincide with Jones's bad luck. :)
The sun is coming up in my time zone. This video doesn't even quite reach 22 minutes long, and it's a part ONE of an episode, covering a *portion* of a movie, and it STILL took me all night to get through it! That's how long this fucking movie is!
Well, at least it managed to cleverly introduce the new Bro. None of that Fry's Dog crybaby pussy shit this time, bro, Sarah's too tough for that now! The chicken was a baby? Whatever, dude, Bro-SarahTops ain't cryin' over that shit!
...okay, all shtick aside, I may have to seriously kick my own ass for coming up with "Bro-SarahTops". That was a bad one.
From this point forward, Sarah's bro character should be officially named "She-Brah"
Not 'Bro-ad'? [broad]
I am thinking that she should be called a broad, but her name is Brobara
For some reason, I imagined you doing this as another crossover with Oancitizen.
What I have heard off, is that Oancitizen was a prick towards Brad behind his back (called him a twoface dwarf) so that will must likely not happen.
Thats not cool bro.Brad is not two faced.
Oancitizen seems like the kind of douchebag critic that Brad based the Cinema Snob on in the first place. Fuck that guy. He takes himself far too seriously.
I knew there was something off about Kyle when he mercilessly ripped on "Tiny Furniture". It wasn't because, to him, that it was a bad film, but, "Oh, boo hoo, my stuff is SO much better than hers! Whine, I should be more famous than her! Waa, feel sorry for me!" Nope, not gonna, bro!...wait, Kyle's not worthy of being called a bro, forget that last word! Kyle *claims* he was just playing a character, but I dunno, he seemed to be reveling in the pity party aspects a bit too much. It's too bad, too, because Kyle really *does* seem to know his shit. I liked his "A Serbian Film" and "Yeelen" reviews quite a bit.
Was this on the forums? Because I think heard that someone was pretending to be Kyle on there and Brad confirmed it was fake. Of course I could be wrong and this was something completely separate.
A gift for this being the 300th episode:
Chick bro is hot bro.
fer real bro
Cool, not what I expected so a pleasant surprise. I dont know why but Sleepy Snob really made me laugh. I also have been planning on getting this movie when Barnes and Noble does their bi annually Criterion sale
Also, did the foreshadowing for this one beat out the Devil Times Five slomo of Foreskin Gump?
There is a Criterion version of this movie?
Yeah. The Snob got it as a gift from his ass in the Silent Night Deadly Night 3 episode.
Does this mean episode 350 is gonna be the opposite of heaven's gate?
A western thats long, pretty, but incredibly good and not boring at all?
The Good The Bad and The Ugly?
Man, I didn't know nyquil could be condensed into movie form.
I hope you have at least one cameo in the finale of this movie, if only just Phelous or Spoony appearing at the end in the sasquatch costume to reference Sasquatch week.
Nope, you can not call the new bro Bro #2. Bro #2 is dead. We remember bro #2 for what he was, a bro. Not for what he became, a mangled heap of rotting bro meat. New bro must be called Bro #3 or She-Bro.
Congrats on 300 episodes, buddy.
Wait a minute... That music at the end... A dinosaur movie or something... Is 2001 your next review?!
Sweet, a three parter episode! This movie needs some Godfrey Ho editing with Pierre Kirby alongside Kris Kristofferson. Two bad asses for the price of one
I agree with everyone else this is a great movie, though a little overbloated it still is a stunning film, though not as good as Deer Hunter, this is one we will never see again. It's a lot like my personal favorite American film of all time, "Giant"
Woah, bro! Bro #2 looks different with that new haircut, bro!
I know, right?! And I could swear that's a rocking set of man-bewbs..... but *NAH* - that would be totes gay, bro....
Okay, I want to see in a future episode, her get excited about something, whip that top off, and twirl it around, going "Whooo!" Even though it would obviously be black boxed, it would still be awesome. And, of course, Brad-Bro acts like it's totally a dude, and not a well-endowed woman doing it.
Congratulations on reaching 300 episodes, Snob. Hoping that we will see more guest appearances come parts 2 & 3 cause this movie, while it looks beautiful, is fucking boring. -_-
BTW, are we gonna talk about the moment Cimino blew up a horse for this movie? Not a prop made by the FX crew, A REAL FUCKING HORSE WAS KILLED VIA DYNAMITE FOR THIS MOVIE!
Yay, Sarah Lewis!!!
is this the same movie that got into a whole shit load of trouble for animal cruelty?
So that's why that cult killed themselves! Not to get to some comet, but because they lost the will to live while watching this.
And remember kids, things that are called Heaven's Gate usually turn out bad in the end.
And that's your lesson for today.
Boo! I was hoping for Lloyd to become a bro! Like how it was teased in the Can't Stop the Music outtakes!
XD Kidding aside, I like your new choice for Bro #2. Chick bros are the best bros, bro!
And this movie looks... interesting. Good acting, good visuals, but drags out too long... hm. Brad, regardless of what your character thinks, what do YOU yourself think of this movie?
Man, Cimino looks like a really pretentious Jon Lovitz. In fact I'm kinda surprised they didn't do an SNL skit back in the day where Lovitz plays a director who wipes his ass with millions of dollars while making a movie about obscure American history.
And yep John Hurt looks so much like Martin Short in this one it's kinda funny in an annoying way. But regardless if it was either Hurt or Short who played Billy, they really can't do much for his lack of character.
That's the thing about this film. For the most part it's not too bad, just what kills it is being so overdrawn and boring. It has good cinematography but after a while even that gets repetitive with Cimino's obsessive compulsion to have every pasture shot to show every cow patty in the field.
In fairness the plot on the surface sounds pretty ok. Death list of a bunch of innocent but in the way of rich and powerful people? Kinda cool and the fact that you could have that same plot in an action, war, horror or drama or whatever genre could make it quite interesting. But Cimino seems to totally forget the main plot of the death list and just shoot endless boring scenes.
It's hard to imagine the director of The Deer Hunter made this overlong bore.
Cimino works best when he's forced to work within boundaries. The last thing he shot was the first scene in England, and he had to beg, borrow, and steal to get it done. When he finally was allowed to do it, he was told, quite sternly, he had this much time and this much money, and he did it using that much time and that much money. As a result, it's the best part of the film.
This review is not long or slow enough and I can hear the dialog. It needs more dead animals, more mumbling, more scenery and the next episode should be one long dance scene. Also Brads place doesn't look authentically Bradian. It needs to be demolished along with the entire street, rebuilt to the exact details and then reshot Only then can we fully understand Heavens Gate.
I fucking hate Heavens Gate. It's like a bloated version of Macabe and Mrs Miller crossed with the worst excesses of Cecil B Demille with actors who forgot how to act. Sure it's pretty in places and you can admire the production values, but this doesn't stop it from basically being the movie brat answer to Cleopatra, a dreadful lifeless thing that is only bearable in documentaries about the Making of Heavens Gate. And aside from Thunderbolt and Lightfoot and Year Of The Dragon Cimino was a pretty poor film maker, anyway.
But at least McCabe and Mrs. Miller was interesting to watch for the most part and had for the time a pretty decent shootout scene.
I like McCabe and Mrs Miller and It has a good script. Heaven's Gate, I really wanted to like for the ambition involved, but there's no real story and it's really uninvolving because the characters aren't interesting. I think the main problem is that it's the epic vision of someone who wasn't actually a very interesting or particularly good film maker. I think Cimino got hyped way beyond his talents and Heaven's Gate was the result. People I think, want it to be an example of a great filmmaker being destroyed by the money men, but it isn't. It's a boring film by a mundane filmmaker. that made things harder for better filmmakers.
The "Neil? Neil? . . ." joke was funny but also sad. But then Bro-Sarah showed up at the end and made it better. New Best Character Ever.
Did Jake have a falling out with Team Snob or something?
Really Snob? Heaven's Gate? This has nothing to do with exploitation or shot on shitteo. Boo. Zero Stars!
That was Harvard? The Harvard in The Social Network looked more like Harvard than that did. Then again, maybe Harvard looked a whole lot different back then.
The "Harvard" scene was actually filmed in England, since it looked more like Harvard than Harvard did.
Time has surely flown past hasnt it?
Its interesting to see you review Heavens Gate a movie that if you are ever cold you can watch and warm yourself up with all the money that is literally burning in front of your very eyes LOL
I still remember the first time you mentioned Heaven's Gate on this show. It's was at the start of the Holocaust 2 review, and you came home drunk after participating in a drinking game of the extended 12 hour cut of this movie, and you take a shot whenever you see a wheat field.
Kris Kristofferson without his beard to me looks like Benedict Cumberbatch and Sam Waterston looks like a cross between David Arquette and John Hillerman(who you might remember from Blazing Saddles, At Long Last Love, and Magnum P.I.). And when Snob said John Hurt looked like Martin Short, I was like Data from Star Trek Generations and went YES!!!! Good luck with being the new Bro Sarah(gives two thumbs up and smiles)!
Considering my long-time crush on him, I though Sam Waterston was going to be the highlight of this episode for me, but then Bro-Sarah appeared.
I nominate Bro-Sarah for newest Bro, hands down, as long as Sarah wants to play her.
Kind of sad, actually. Not a movie I would expect you to review and over the course of 300 episodes it seems all your old cast and friends are now mostly gone. I really miss the old group.
The only people who aren't on the site anymore are Jake and Jerrid. Everyone else is still here.
speaking of... what happened to jake and Jerrid? They were cool. Did they just move on to other things? :(
Enlighten Me. Whats so bad about this movie? Granted it's no masterpiece, but it's certainly not a disaster either. Why do people like to hate on this movie so much?
Because the movie's infamous as being that long drawnout western that audiences/critics didn't like that cost a crap ton of Hollywood money.
The plot's simple: Land Barons want to killoff poor immigrant settlers.
But Cimino instead of telling a story that could probably be told for an hour and a half and way less of the budget decided he needed to shoot scenes of manpiling dancing in Harvard instead. And long establishing scenes of roaring prairies and other pastures.
Not what people watch Westerns for. Which is gunplay, which it does have some but you have to wait two hours to get to.
To me what's bad about it is ambition over talent. The results don't justify the effort anything up to 80 takes of a scene that was that great in the first place and are indistinguishable from the ones that were shot when the studio forced Cimino to work a bit fasters. A script that has very little to say, clichéd migrants that lack believability, lead actors who generate the interest of a boiled cabbage and a score that cakes everything in sentimentality. To me it's a set of individually striking tableaux built on a lumpen narrative. I think Cimino wanted to make a definitive masterpiece, The Great American Film but simply didn't have it in him.
You gonna go see 'Ted 2' ?
Congratulations on reaching 300 episodes. You are indeed walking on air, my friend!
Now if only that big dance scene turned into an equally big fight scene. I'd love for a giant fancy brawl to be the foreplay for the manpile.
Had to a double take when the vid started.That opening title music made me think of Silent Hill.
So wait, this isn't about the Mass suicide of a cult that was trying to get on a spaceship following a comet? No wonder this movie bombed! So deceiving...
I was hoping you review Dawn of the Dead for your 300th episode but this is great too.
Yes, Brad, for your 300th episode cover this movie, something every one and their donkey knows and not something obscure or special.
This movie looks beautiful and the acting looks well done too. I don't think I could watch something so long, though. 325 minutes?! 5.4 hours?! Basically the length of a mini-marathon of MASH or Law and Order: SVU. Jesus.
I mean, if the film had been cut up into, say, 45 minute segments like a mini-series, maybe everyone else would have been able to stomach it better when it came out.
Ugh, this site has gone way downhill ever since Brad became a total sjw
Seriously though. I only even watch these videos for Lloyd now. He's the only good thing left on this website.
[points at Angela]
....."That's a DICK!"
Now Angela I don't see that.He hasn't taken to talking down to his audience like the artist formally known as Nostalgia Chick or turning off his comment section cause he doesn't like anybodies opinion besides his own like Spoony.So what makes you think he is SJW?
What was the name of that GLORIOUS song you played in the outro?! As a music man, I must know!
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.