Obligatory about blip sucking.
Durp, what is this "Blip" thingamabob that people in the comments are talking about? =S
Yay! A new Snob in time for my birthday. Sweet.
Happy birthday, Kristen!
It's tech.on Thursday (the 24th) but thank you!
Right on! Mine's on the 26th.
Brad tell your fans to stop impersonating me! it's not cool especially after I've just pumped some iron and I'm working off the sweat with a cold brewski
it's my BDAY too!
I also have a birthday coming up!
chrono trigge rules?
Happy birthday to the July babies!
Sure he cured cancer but did he fight off vampires like good old Abe Lincoln?
I too base my favorite real people on how many vampires they have killed.
I saw this movie a lot as a kid. As flawed and silly as it is, I still can't help but like it.
This reminds me of the babe...
Fun stuff as ever, but I'm mostly commenting to say... I'm sure I'm not the only one, but despite having no idea who Josh Duhamel is I really, really want to kick his ass after all of those stupid virtual date ads.
I dont know who he is either but I want to lick his face on an ipad.
I second that! I mute the ads now every time!
Amendment: I don't second licking the iPad, but wanting to kick his ass lol
Yeah I'm starting to be temped to turn ad block on, but I wouldn't want to deny Brad the ad revenue.
I more want to sock they guy who asks people on the street in those ads, as he pissed me off in the previous set when he kept shouting "Come on, TO-O-OD!". Ugh.
Mostly I just wanna call the police on that one woman who talks about seeing men's feet. Yuck.
Hey just cuz you don't dig the feet, doesn't mean other people can't.
I do agree with everyone else here though:
1) Who the hell is Josh Duhamel? like seriously who.
2) I'm tired of having to hear "SUNSHINNNNNE" in the background, that tune has literally screwed itself into my brain and i can't get it out.
However i prefer it over that one unskippable Verizon Commercial where it just plays an annoying stock music guitar track and you have to listen to the entire thing and it just gets stuck in your head. At least the Josh Duhamel commercials are actual commercials and not just... annoying music being played over and over again.
I heard he was a faggot
I know exactly who he is and it doesn't help. It's still annoying as hell. I guess it's better than Cheerios Baby, but that's a pretty low bar.
And that song.. I remember thinking it was kinda charming when it first came out. Then they overplayed the shit out off it. Just what I wanted... 90's flashbacks. At least Todd in the Shadows has inspiration for his next One Hit Wonderland.
Those commercials are horrible! And, I mute them every time.
It might be better if I had the slightest idea who Josh Duhamel is, but I don't. With nothing to go on, I'll assume he's some sort of puppeteer. Since Puppeteers get all the ladies.
Anyway, I've never seen his puppet shows, and as long as that annoying commercial is constantly playing, I won't want to.
I get that Blip probably has a harder time attracting advertisers to the site than Youtube, but it really seems like they should have a better strategy for dealing with that than repeating the same ad over and over again. Verizon, Denny's, and Disney World Resort Vacations really aren't winning me over here.
I saw this a few times as a kid..it seemed at lot better when you're 9 years old...
The screenwriter was probably 9 years old.
Never saw this piece of shit but i feel its hard to hate it because im guessing the target audience was just little kids who loved the Babe and baseball.
Holy crap! That opening bar scene! They used that clip on Whose Line is it Anyway? So that's where it came from.
Great episode, Brad. :)
I noticed that too! I was like..... Is that the clip from Whose Line? Thanks for the clarification!
The funniest thing I've ever read about this movie is a reviewer commenting that William Bendix throws like a girl.
He also looks a lot like Jon Favreau, IMO.
Yay futurama reference
Meet Cute? Snob, have you been on tvtropes?
What about the sequel?
Babe Ruth v Batman: Dawn of baseball
This was great, but where is that one entitled asshole in the comments to bitch that this is the 37th biopic Snob episode this year? Maybe if Brad visits him and then does a requested review it'll cure his terminal rectal itch.
Apparently the bit about Babe Ruth healing a sick child "actually happened." Or at least was a newspaper story at one point.
Yeah, I was about to say that--but it wasn't that 1932 World Series, vs. the Cubs, but the 1926 World Series vs. the St. Louis Cardinals. The Yanks lost that Series in 7 games, and Babe Ruth was actually the last out (trying to steal 2nd base, of all things) so they probably condensed those plot points to keep that sick child story while shortening the narrative...and avoiding showing the Babe potentially embarrass himself like that and lose.
Great review, Mr. Jones--bonus points for the digs at the Cubs...the only thing that gets me through the season as a New York Mets fan? NOT being a Chicago Cubs fan! ;) (Bring on the hate, Cubbie fans...or, you know, not, I kid.)
Let's Go Mets...and booooo Irving's Braves! :p
"And then the Droogs rape someone?"
I saw that joke coming, but it was still laugh-out-loud hilarious.
Speaking of Kubrick, I wonder if you'll ever review Fear and desire, and bashing it for being universally recognized as Kubrick's "worst" film.
Going into this, I thought it'd just be pure Yankees propaganda, but if the Yankees had paid for this film, they would have actually featured in it.
Additionally, I've been meaning to say, I love the new art style for the episode cards. There's something fun about how angular it is compared to the cards from last year.
Don't worry Snob, we got over the trade-off once the Red Sox finally broke the Curse of the Bambino in 2004, but we still haven't gotten over Buckner!
I liked the old John Candy/SCTV bit you threw in there,good call!
I don't care how awesome this movie tries to make Babe Ruth look like, there's no way they can make him look more awesome than Pierre Kirby.
wait this comment actually got sent?
sorry guys I posted the comment underneath because my internet shut down before I had a chance to send the comment above. Ugh, now I look like an idiot. Especially when I posted the comment below in the form of a question when I already posted what I believe to be an answer right here.
This is why I need to get google chrome, internet explorer is just terrible.
You're an idiot!
Why is it that when Godfrey Ho tried to make Pierre Kirby badass it worked, but when this movie tried to make Babe Ruth badass it didn't?
I honestly need a witty answer to this question.
Because this movie also makes Babe out to be some sort of idiot throughout the early portion of the movie.
But I can excuse that, after all this was made in 1948, the age where America was like "Well that world war 2 sure was depressing, let's make Hollywood our metaphorical happy pill and make EVERYTHING like the 3 stooges!"
I hope we never go through an era like that again...
1948 was also right during the golden age of noir cinema, so they were perfectly capable of being dark when they wanted to be. It's just that when they wanted to be lighthearted and whimsical, they fucking went all-in.
I was at a restaurant last week that was running three different sports. The MLB channel was showing this and I really wanted to look up what it was at the time. I'd forgotten about it, so thank you for unknowingly solving that mystery!
You know I'll give this movie tops, it sure is realistic when it shows the flag at full staff after the death of the manager.
Back then, we didn't put the flag at half staff no matter what, and that's how it should be now. Now days we put the flag at half staff almost every other day, it's disgusting.
Were the fuck do you live that people put the flag at half staff "every other day"?
And even if they put it at half staff every half hour, my reaction would be annoyance, not "Disgusting".
Sorry 9/11 victims, school shooting victims, and local police officers shot to death. Rhody thinks it's disgusting how much respect we're giving you.
Washington DC, that's where.
No no no, you see, here around DC we put the flag at half staff for any other reason, whether it's a woman who got injured by a bus, or when a foreign ambassador dies.
I'm alright with them putting it half staff at 9/11, but any other reason is just unacceptable.
Frankly I think it's good to pay respect to tragedy, but putting the flag at half staff is a symbol that our country is in desperate times. Therefor I agree that it's wrong that we put it at half staff so often.
However it is also seen, by some, to be a symbol of respect through mourning. Honestly I'm one of those guys who doesn't like to see it that way, because that's kind of bullshit. Putting one's flag at half staff is not mournful, and it's not respectful, it's disrespectful towards everything that our flag stands for, which is liberty and justice for all. If our country is attacked, we should not sulk on our knees, we should stand tall with our head high and show that no matter what happens we are a strong people... and that's what the dead always say that they want, they always tell us that they want us to be strong. I say we should respect their wishes. Therefor I perfectly agree with you.
9/11 was that one case where we lost more than just lives, we lost hope. Therefor it was only right for us to put the flag at half, to display that even the strongest American heart could not bear what happened that day.
I know countless friends who have told me that they could not give two shits about school shootings or cops getting killed. Mostly because neither effects them in any way. I'm not as... "heartless" you might say, but I do agree that there is a great great difference between a school shooting, and an attack upon the world trade center/pentagon that killed thousands of people. Therefor, it's only right that we save such a symbolic tradition for the WORST of tragedies and not every other one.
you mean the false flag 9/11?
No sir, we're not talking about that, we're debating on how often the united states flag should be put at half mast.
Are you talking about the flag that Communist Obama hates?
Stop being so edgy, you're scaring the kids!
I'm horribly sorry.
Okay. Here's the thing, I wrote this comment in the summer of 2014. I'm like, a completely different person now.
If I could delete the comment, I would.
Yes, it is so annoying that the flag is half mast every other day. It has nothing to do with not wanting to show people you care, it has to do with the fact that when the ritual of raising the flag half mast is overdone it loses its purpose and therefore becomes meaningless.
Wait. Babe Ruth mentioned the Baltimore Orioles? The Baltimore Orioles didn't exist until 6 years after Ruth died. They were the St.Louis Browns at the time.
Oh wait, There was a Orioles team in the international league (AAA)
The Cinema Snob and I have seen the same film? Well this is a first to top all firsts. And there's a thunder storm outside my house so if the rapture happens at least you know why.
By Highlander rules, there can only be one. We'll pace off at Fan expo, the world can't possible end by then.
Great Review! I have a REQUEST!
I don't know where to make an official request, so here goes.
i recently saw a film on netflix called "shake, rattle and rock!" starring renee zellweger, bad camera shots and John Doe (of the punk band X), playing a 42 year old khaki wearing greaser. U-huh. Yeah. If that doesn't give you enough material, try "Girl on a Motorcycle" starring marianne faithfull humping a bike while reciting pretentious thoughts. It also stars alain delon.
Wow Brad, this video is possibly the funniest upload to date. I laughed my ass off, my cheeks hurt (pardon the pun)
P.S. I look like the kid who 'the doctors should operate on his face'
Well as much as I love the Babe,I wont deny that this film may or may not have exaggerated some aspects of his life (wink) but now Brad I must demand that you make another sport bio pic movie in the near future and that would have to be "The Greatest" staring Muhammed Ali from 1977 Because I'm sure that there was plenty of self sucking gratitude and bullshit in that film as well Cough,Cough- dehumanizing Joe Frazier- Cough,Cough Of course if the Nation of Islam threatens you then things might get sticky If you could respond I have one quick follow up to make I know you are busy so I wont take up too much of your time sorry for the poor typing I don't type very often.
Brad Great video!
William Bendix was 42 when he made this film so your comments were perfect.
I would personally love to thank Brad Jones for another great episode. Thank you brad, now how about reviewing that piece of crap "A Story About Love" movie I sent you? Your Commander orders it!
So does this guy even make videos anymore?
It's been 2 whole days and still nothing new.
I think he retired.
I hope you all get diseases and die.
As long as it's not Lou Gehrig's disease?
That Futurama reference made me smile. :D
Wait, I don't get that suing baseball is "like suing church" comment. Was Brad just speechless and didn't come up with anything to say, or was it just inappropriate?
Also, where is that angry!Babe Ruth clip from?
are you 5?
Dude, come on. That was mean.
actually she brings up a good point though, I interpreted Brad not saying anything as silently saying "But people sue the church all the time... or maybe that's just how it is on Boston Legal."
@Rhody thank you!
Brad says "They are kinda fucking you".
Babe says "That would be like suing the church".
If you don't understand now, Google might help.
HaHA! That Samm Levine reference just happens to be huuuuge for me because I just happen to be listening to a lot of the Kevin Pollak Chat Show lately, and he's a side-kick/co-host.
Nice Buckner reference!
Even though I liked the second half of the video, you should feel ashamed for making fun of children. "Somebody fix that childs face", somebody should fix you!
Grow up, you pussy.
Sweet I always wanted to see what would happen if Forest Gump and John Coffey had a child
It looks like the hero worship still hasn't stop.
I meant stopped.
I showed this to my uncle and we were thinking of ways that this could make the film make Babe Ruth look more like Jesus Christ I surprised that in the end he was not Flew to the heavens by angles while everyone on earth waves at him as he leaves
I'm surprised Brad didn't include the "Lou Gehrig's Oil" clip from The Critic. It would've fit so well.
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.