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The Underground Comedy Movie, a review by Jimmy




Title : The Underground Comedy Movie (1999)

Overview
The Underground Comedy Movie is the ultimate in-your-face satirical comedy that follows the hilarious tradition of The Kentucky Fried Movie! Chock-full of irreverent skits and parodies of TV shows, music videos and human follow. It is sure to make you laugh and likely to make you squirm. Supermodels to bag ladies, no one escapes the biting onslaught of this incredible lampoonery.

My Impression
This is the movie made by Vince Offer and you know this guy already even if you have never seen this film.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwRISkyV_B8
I will certainly not write that this movie is good, since it is a pretty cheap film made with the same formula used in The Kentucky Fried Movie and some cheaper ones made more than 20 years ago by myself and some friends (lost movie and deserving this fate). So the film is really uneven some of the skits are funny like the one with a KKK member at a black talk show or the Godfather parody that end with the producer who wakes up with a dead horse head in his bed (but it's replace with a pineapple ham, because the guy is Jewish... I know it's racist but it's funny anyway) or watching Slash (the Guns N'Roses guitarist at the time for those who don't know) completly drunk trying to act or Michael Clarke Duncan in the role of a gay guy (he plays this as a big tough guy not as a stereotype, this is why I've found that funny). The rest is really weak and unfunny...

Not really a recommandation but certainly the best movie I've reviewed today.

Rating :

(From Comedy? Weekend Marathon on April 26th, 2009)

Member's Reviews

An American Werewolf in London, a review by Tom


     An American Werewolf in London (1981/United Kingdom)
IMDb | Wikipedia

(Canada)
Director:John Landis
Writing:John Landis (Writer)
Length:98 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Audio:English: DTS 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:French, Spanish

Stars:
Joe Belcher as Truck Driver
David Naughton as David Kessler
Griffin Dunne as Jack Goodman
David Schofield as Dart Player
Brian Glover as Chess Player

Plot:
It's a rainy night on the Welsh moors. Two American students on a walking tour of Europe trudge on to the next town, when suddenly the air is pierced by an unearthly howl. . . . Three weeks later, one is dead, the other is in the hospital and the nightmare begins for "An American Werewolf In London". David Naughton, Griffin Dunne and Jenny Agutter star in this contemporary story of the macabre which takes you from the Welsh moors to Picadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and the grounds of Windsor Castle. It is written and directed by John Landis, the man who brought you "National Lampoon's Animal House", "The Blues Brothers", "Trading Places", "Innocent Blood" and "Coming To America". To add to the chill, there is art direction by Academy Award winner Les Dilley of "Star Wars" and "Alien" fame and specal makeup effects by six-time Academy Award winner Rick Baker, whose work includes "Star Wars", "The Nutty Professor", Tim Burton's "Planet Of The Apes", "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas" and "Men In Black".

Awards:
Won:
Academy Award (1981)  Best Makeup (Rick Baker)
Saturn (1981)  Best Horror Film
Saturn (1981)  Best Makeup (Rick Baker)
Nominated:
AFI (1981)  100 Years... 100 Laughs (2000)
Saturn (1981)  Best Actress (Jenny Agutter)
Saturn (1981)  Best Writing (John Landis)

Extras:
  • Closed Captioned
  • Commentary
  • DVD-ROM Content
  • Featurettes
  • Interviews
  • Outtakes
  • Photo Gallery
  • Production Notes
  • Scene Access
  • Storyboard Comparisons
  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
I first heard about this movie in sixth grade, when my German teacher was raving about the great transformation scene in that movie, when we were reading a story about a werewolve I think. It peaked my interest to watch this movie, but I was not allowed to by my mother. I was too young for it. A few years later I got the chance to watch it.
It is a great movie. And the transformation scene still holds up very well. Better than most CGI holds up a few years later.

Rating:

(From Tom's Horror Marathon 2012 on October 6th, 2012)

Member's TV Reviews

Smallville Marathon #2, a review by DJ Doena


Siren
Synopsis: Oliver is back in town and Chloe helps him stealing data from Lex' computers. But then they are stopped by a new female vigilante. This person believes to do the right thing and stealing even from the rich isn't the right thing in her opinion.

My Opinion: It was totally funny to see how Lois tried to cover for Oliver by "distracting" Chloe and Clark from the not-so-secret-anymore chamber in Oliver's apartment. But I was sad to see that it didn't work out between them. That proves again the statement about the destiny of superheros.

Fracture
Synopsis: After Lois and Lex have found Kara (who has still no idea who she is), Lex gets a bullet directly into his head and nearly dies. The only way to find Lois and Kara is to get into Lex's head and Clark goes on this "journey".

My Opinion: It's good to know that even in Lex is a part that tries to fight against his own destiny. Although the chances are practically non-existant that he will ever win this fight. And the sad irony of this episode was that Lionel told his son that he loves him, but I think Lex is way beyond the point where he cares about that anymore. In the earlier seasons this was the one thing he wished that his father would say.

Hero
Synopsis: Pete's back! And he has meteor-enhanced abilities now. But he has no intention of hiding them. He doesn't want to live like Clark. But publicity comes with a price and sometimes that price can be too high.

My Opinion: I honestly didn't see that coming. I really loved this "special guest appearance" of Sam's. And apparently not everything has changed. Pete has found himself in pretty much the same situation as he was in the episode where he's left the show.

Traveler
Synopsis: Someone stuns Clark with tasers and Kryptonite and puts him in a cell surrounded by Kryptonite. In order to find and help him, Chloe and Lana consider bringing Kara to the Fortress, to have her memory restored. Meanwhile the daughter of Dr. Swann approaches Lionel and threatens him to reveal informations about a secret society called "Veritas" and proof that Lionel murdered the other members.

My Opinion: That didn't quite add up. It sounds unlikely that Lionel has known about a "traveler" since before the first meteor shower. Granted, he always has shown an interest in Clark, but if he actually knew about an alien, it wouldn't have taken him five years to figure it out, especially when it was he who engineered Clark's adoption. Additionally the sudden secret connections between the Queens, the Swanns, the Teagues and the Luthors didn't sound right, especially since meetings between Lionel and Virgil Swann have been onscreen.

(From Smallville Marathon #2 on June 27th, 2008)