Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-up Comedian
Since Bill died in 1993, his work has reached a new audience and he has become a powerful cult figure. The DVD captures Bill at his very best, with three of his legendary filmed performances: "One Night Stand" - the Old Vic Theatre in Chicago (30 min) "Revelations" - the Dominion Theatre in London (65 min) "Relentless" - Bill’s breakout performance at the Montreal Comedy Festival (70 min)
- Stars:Bill Hicks, Richard Belzer, Eric Bogosian, Kevin Booth, Brett Butler, William Cook, Allan Havey, Jim Hicks, Mary Hicks, Steve Hicks, Sean Hughes, Eddie Izzard, Richard Jeni, David Johndrow, John Lahr,
Since Bill died in 1993, his work has reached a new audience and he has become a powerful cult figure. The DVD captures Bill at his very best, with three of his legendary filmed performances: "One Night Stand" - the Old Vic Theatre in Chicago (30 min) "Revelations" - the Dominion Theatre in London (65 min) "Relentless" - Bill’s breakout performance at the Montreal Comedy Festival (70 min) . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-up Comedian torrent reviews
(nl) wrote: I love this movie. It had lots of great action scenes. You can watch it on YouTube. It is a really cool zombie movie.
(ag) wrote: What a surprisingly flat movie despite the visual stimulation and action sequences. Pretty sure the entire movie took place in the main character's head too. Was it worth watching? I don't know, but it gave me stuff to think about so probably.
(nl) wrote: Im freaking out that I finally found this movie...gosh i've been looking for this for a while. Yep based on Sarah Dessen's book "Someone like you" and "this summer" and you guys probably knew I always a sucker for an adaptation movie...it was beautiful, cute, and oh, I have a big crush for the soundtrack, the list was wicked!
(mx) wrote: One of the best films of the 90's, and on my top 25 of all time. This film holds up more then 15 years later.
(kr) wrote: Okay, I admit it. There are two reasons why I watched this movie: Susan Sarandon's left breast and her right breast. Now, having made that clear, I do have to confess that the film was entertaining despite being a romantic film. What kills this film, however, is the 80's influence: horrible music, tame melodrama, and horrible, horrible hairstyles and clothes. Yuck! Not too many films produced and set in the 80's have aged well, and this film is certainly guilty of looking like a relic from that terrible era. It's too bad. I think I could've liked it more. Anyway, nice tits, Susan!
(mx) wrote: Sandler stars as Shecky Moskowitz, a cruise ship waiter who dreams of being a successful comedian. He wants to be the comedian for the cruise but is passed on in favor of Scott LaRose's Dickie Diamond. After Dickie supposedly falls overboard and drowns, the ship needs a new comedian and Shecky steps in hoping he can finally make other people laugh. Being an Adam Sandler fan, I knew I wanted to watch this movie since it was his very first. However, while I was watching the movie I slowly became less interested, never found myself laughing, and felt indifferent once the movie was over. One of the problems with this movie was its interludes showing a montage of swimsuit clad women. I do not mind interludes in movies because even if they do not advance to the plot they can be enjoyable. However, these interludes became a drag to watch after the first one and they kept being shown a few more times. There was also a five minute "mini-concert" where a rock star character portrayed by Dan Povenmire sings his band's "hit song," a song that is only known for being in this movie. This concert along with the interludes are merely used for filler using time that could have been used for some character development or laughing moments. Also, because of no character development, it is really difficult to like any of the characters and to get invested into the movie. The audience is supposed to get behind Shecky hoping he can succeed in becoming a comedian, but there is not much effort given to show why we, the audience, should care especially because Shecky keeps messing up. However, the one character I disliked most was Dickie Diamond. Dickie is meant to be an antagonist for the film since he is the thing that is keeping Shecky from fulfilling his dream. However, rather than acting like an interesting antagonist, Dickie just acts like a bully, a kind that Adam Sandler movies have become infamous for. Dickie drops f-bombs whenever he pleases and he has no reason for most of his actions other than just being a jerk. In one scene, for example, Shecky asks if he can be an opening act for Dickie for one night, but rather than just saying no, Dickie just keeps telling Shecky he does not care what he is saying. I realize life is not like the movies, but how does repeatedly saying "I don't care" rather than just saying "no" make the movie or character more interesting? The character wasn't funny, doesn't say anything funny, and only makes this poor excuse for a film more unbearable. For a hardcore Sandler fan, maybe someone could enjoy it because of the fact that it is Sandler's first movie. Other than that, I really cannot recommend this movie to anyone else because half the time, it does not even feel like a movie. The characters are unlikeable, not fit for their roles, or both, the plot is not taken entirely seriously, and the ending just happens in a snap.
(br) wrote: LOVE this movie, see it now!
(mx) wrote: Neon Maniacs is a real mish mash of a story where there are no reasons given BUT it has some fantastic practical FX so you just gotta love it! The film is a tad long in the tooth and could easily use some trimming which isn't a good thing for a film that's already only 1.5 hours long.I do enjoy just how quickly the film gets right to business. The opening scenes are all about the Neon Maniacs killing and introduces us to many of the main maniacs early on.Of course, the fact that some of the maniacs don't show up until the climax is a little confusing but it's not the only confusing aspect of the film. Neon Maniacs is clearly just something put together to reap the rewards of low budget horror box office and home video success and it shows... but it's still a ton of fun... totally bad fun.
(de) wrote: Your basic woman possessed by spirits movie, not a complicated plot, which makes for easy viewing. One of the side characters was the lady who played Aunt Esther on Sanford and Son.
(es) wrote: Lacks the humor, feeling and better performances of Shop Around The Corner and the musical numbers aren't even good enough to justify a remake.
(au) wrote: Well-crafted, beautifully shot piece of speculative fiction. Sam Shepard is perfect as a grizzled old Butch Cassidy, who (in this take on the legend) survived being massacred by the Bolivian army, quietly living out his days breeding horses on a small ranch in the Bolivian mountains. He is drawn into one last adventure when he strikes up a mutually beneficial arrangement with a Spanish mining engineer, who he helps to retrieve a hidden stash of $50,000. The dialogue and relationship between the pair plays out in very entertaining fashion, slightly reminiscent of "Angel Eyes" and the "Ugly"; and like the best westerns, the line between good and bad is a hazy one, with things not always as they seem. Shot entirely on location in Bolivia, the scenery is absolutely stunning, often like nothing you've ever seen before; and while the pacing is sometimes a little off, the meditative nature of the film allows time to savour every drop of atmosphere. Not an action-packed western, but nonetheless top notch film-making.
(mx) wrote: Die, Monster, Die! (AKA Monster of Terror) is a another case of a movie not living up to its title but managing to develop a cult following anyway. American International Pictures released the movie in 1965 on a double bill with Mario Bava's Planet of the Vampires, but even the presence of Boris Karloff in the movie can't save it. For all intents and purposes, the film is a blatant ripoff of The Fall of the House of Usher. Almost all of the elements (story, characters, atmosphere, and location) are taken directly from that film. Unfortunately, the magic that Corman and Price were able to weave with Usher didn't translate as well. The film is also a bit notorious for being unintentionally funny. What the film lacks in story and acting, it makes up for in atmosphere and art direction. It's unsurprising though, coming from a director whose background is firmly in art direction (as well as designing the look of the Poe films of the past, as previously mentioned). It's not an altogether horrible movie, but it never quite succeeds, and it leaves you with an ending that is less than satisfying