Dana Carvey: Critics' Choice
Dana Carvey headlines his first HBO solo special, taped before an audience in San Francisco. Features Carvey's characters and impressions, as well as stand-up material about his own life.
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Lisa B (fr) wrote: great movie but disappointing ending, I was hoping for a scarier ending than that
Jennifer T (nl) wrote: Interesting story. Not the best horror movie. Worth a look.
Lell G (br) wrote: Very enjoyable romantic imaginative film
Daniel K (kr) wrote: 1.5: I'm sure the film is absolutely fascinating for true fans of the sport, but as a viewer with not much more than a passing interest in surfing, I found it less than riveting. I basically ended up waiting the whole film to finally see the kind of big wave surfing I was expecting to show up near the end. The technological advances over the past couple decades have allowed surfers to truly become photogenic and beautiful to behold. The smaller/lighter boards to which they are now attached, when combined with the use of towing mechanisms like jet ski's, have truly opened up the terrain, as one would say in mountaineering. I can do without the historical recounting of the history of surfing.
Liam C (us) wrote: 'Looney Tunes: Back in Action' is, in a word, mad. Originally dubbed the 'Anti-Space Jam' because the director didn't like what that film did to those characters, this very much captures the madcap spirit of the show; and it even has a very excellent reference to 'Space Jam' in here and it was great to see. Not to say I agree with his opinion on 'Space Jam' because if you grew up in the '90s you loved it, no matter what. It is odd how 'Space Jam' has more of a positive consensus than this despite its lower score. This film being a box office flop due to lack of marketing, pushed back release and heavy competition, maybe. But the reviews for this film make absolutely no sense and I can't even begin to understand where the critics are coming from, I rarely ever do but this is ridiculous. This film is absolutely packed with jokes and it fires them at such a rapid rate that if you didn't laugh at one, for whatever reason, there were already two more already told. The whole film is very well written and it treats its audience with respect, there are very many references and parodies to lots of other things but it doesn't call attention to them and they are just there for you to pick up on in if you're in the know. They are just little extras for the audience to laugh at, which is good because if those were the main jokes of the film that would be a bad idea, the main jokes of the film is just funny and well written and the little gags they do for the main jokes are so accessible that most likely everyone in the audience will know. For example, there is an excellent Psycho joke in this film that actually manages to make it fresh and new, which is unheard of now, and even that joke has another joke with what Bugs uses as Hitchcock used it as well. There was a joke where Bugs says, 'Hey I found Nemo', and that must have been put in pretty late because 'Finding Nemo' came out the same year as this. Also, good job the water tower didn't fall on the car. There is a joke in here where Shaggy is talking to Matthew Lillard and that was just gold; and of course, poor Daffy always gets the harsh treatment.The film is also very self deprecating and aware of what it is, at one point Wal-Mart shows up, which I thought was a mirage at first, but they even poke fun at their own product placement which I thought was pretty funny, it isn't exactly a new thing to make fun of that, but given everything else the script does, it's just another positive to add. The jokes directed to the audience work, even if the cinema specific ones do not, but even with those they are still funny in their own right and it isn't like there are too many of them; it isn't like those specific scenes in 3D movies where they no longer work at home. The film's logic is also very weird but it adds to its charm, you might question why cartoon characters would be worried about crashing into a wall because it wouldn't hurt them but you have to go with it. I mean, Sam has a casino! Although, if you wanted to think about it, there was a scene in particular with dynamite and even though they were villains, wouldn't it make sense to keep it in the car where it wouldn't do really much of any damage to them at all as opposed to hurting humans? Even further on, when a human character touches something that is a cartoon like Daffy's ukulele, does it then turn real? It looked like it did when it broke, or when Daffy ate the real fish. I'm going too in-depth with it, I understand, but it is just something I thought about, it didn't bother me when I was watching it though. However, there is a scene early in the film where Daffy runs into a painting and DJ just walks right through it, so I guess that explains it all.The cast for this film is very impressive, I thought I saw Harvey Keitel at the very beginning and given the talent in this film, it wouldn't surprise me, as well as the fact I could see him doing something like this. Brendan Fraser and Jenna Elfman are good leads and I liked the continued potshots that Fraser takes at himself, he also did the voice of Taz and the She-Devil as well! Steve Martin, wow, whilst reminding me of something out of an Austin Powers film, he absolutely jumps into character and just has an absolute blast with his role, I wish he was in it a bit more though. He actually had a rather good plan, while of course silly, it actually would have worked, I did expect his bodyguards to turn on him though when he said that he was going to turn everyone into a monkey apart from himself, though. And silly Daffy, of course that little monkey wasn't it! It didn't look like what it did in the explanation and of course we knew he was going to be in the picture of the map, and at least ACME got their abandoned ship back. Given the set up and just how these cameos work in these kinds of films, I expected Timothy Dalton to just show up at the end for the shock of him actually being in the film but he is actually in the film quite a bit and just seeing him in this film was nice and he did a great job. Although, in the final scene before they meet, he should have said that he was there sooner! That scene also had a giant robot dog that looked quite similar to the robotic toy pets that were popular at the time. The film also has other cameos and Ron Perlman was in a very small role in this for some reason, it was odd.The film also has quite a number of references to 'Looney Tunes' past, with characters that have been used one time in a particular episode and it also has many pieces of dialogue that are from the show and puts them in well and in a funny way. It really shows that the filmmakers absolutely loved this property and did so much research into getting everything just right. At one point Daffy says something about all Bugs needs to do is munch on his carrot and people love you, I expected him to say his catchphrase at that part as well. It was also nice that some of Mel Blanc's archive voice-work was used. The music for the film is excellent and fits the Looney Tunes feel and even has an awesome remix of the classic 'Powerhouse' theme was such a delight to hear. The film also has good posters, although I dont know why Heather Locklear was on it, she was in the film, sadly, for one scene! Same with Sylvester and Tweety, they were on the poster and not the film much. The film looked nice and the animation was very good, with special mention to a part where Daffy was covered with foam and that looked absolutely excellent, the way Brendan Fraser interacts with Daffy is a showcase of excellent animation. The film also had a monster in it at one point when our characters go somewhere and it looked like the kind of CGI from the 'Scooby Doo' movies. There was also a moving brain at one point that did something that seemed like a subtle wink to the face-huggers from 'Alien'. Although, while it wasn't terrible, I did notice that Bugs and Daffy did seem to have a tinge of green on them from time to time. When Wile E. Coyote showed up there seemed to be a rock in the background that looked like his head and I wondered if that was going to play into anything. There was a part where they jump into paintings and someone in one of them was painting in time with the music and that was great. However, there was something weird with the animation, at the start when the members of the Board had their mobile phones, they were oddly transparent and it looked like a part of the phone was missing, and the explosions they use in the film, sometimes look very obvious that they have come from a green screen, but perhaps because I have been around quite a lot of green screen I just noticed it easier.I have absolutely no idea why what happened to this film, did. For a film that was oddly given no creative control, probably because of what the company wanted this film to achieve, it was very creative as well as being funny, well written, well acted and was a very unique and creative film. Like usual, the reviews for different sites indicate different things, the reviews are positive on metacritic with the critics on RT being 57% and the reviews on IMDb being 5.7, oddly enough, at this time. It's just sad to hear that this bombed so hard it caused the animation department of WB to shut down, it's unbelievable and slightly ironic. I was very nearly in this film and I wish that I had have been because this is a great unique film, although, I don't recall any, as I would have been at the time, child bit parts in this film.
Janetta B (us) wrote: Cpt. Howdy is my hero......Dee Snider is so sexy in this movie..Love the piercings...
tristen l (mx) wrote: i felt as if the movie lacked professtionalinem and had problems coping with the idea that it couldn't
Steve S (au) wrote: **1/2 (out of four) Four hour mini-series that tries to add some credibility to the mass of Hercules movies that have become somewhat of a joke over the years. Paul Telfer sure looks the part, though he also looks like he should be advertising toothpaste, or something like that. The story is still on the weak side as he goes through all his usual trials. Better than most, but nothing overly special.
Cj O (es) wrote: Looks like a huge suck-out cheese-fest. But I might watch it for laughs, cause it may be horrible.
Dimity P (de) wrote: Meh...I thought I would enjoy this movie now that I've had my share of post-college malaise, but it fell pretty flat for me. I enjoyed the 1990s flashback but I think there's something special in it for Gen-X's that's not there for Millenniums or whatever the hell us mid-80s babies are.
chris G (de) wrote: Real Genius is Real fun. A must see! It's A moral imperative!
Matt S (mx) wrote: Well that's just like Hollywood, releasing a sequel that's actually a prequel. Having seen MIA 2: The Beginning, all of those fight scenes, explosions, and killings that seemed extemporaneous in MIA (1) suddenly made more sense. Seriously, if you didn't understand MIA 1, watch MIA 2, because it's the beginning. Then re-watch MIA 1.You won't regret spending nearly 8 hours with Chuck Norris. What other plans did you have?
Justin M (de) wrote: I'm down with von Sternberg, but I need to revisit this one to give it proper respect.
Ricky F (ag) wrote: One of the better propaganda films to work up sympathy with Britain during world war II.
Sidney S (us) wrote: The original gangster classic! Little Caesar is the film that paved the way and started it all in the depicting of organized crime. Edward G. Robinson's Rico aka Little Caesar was a great, greedy, and ultimately badass gangster. A great story of the rise to and fall from power during the prohibition era in Chicago. The gang scenes, shootings and hits were well done and still some of the best. The film's ending is great however predictable it may have been. This was the first in a string of gangster films that came forth in the 30's, Public Enemy, Scarface, Angels With Dirty Faces, Roaring Twenties etc. This may be the oldest but its certainly one of the best. Robinson's performance as Rico was great and was perfectly casted as small time Italian-American thug turned major crime Boss. His Rico character had some similarities to real life Chicago Mafia Boss, Al Capone.
Tim S (mx) wrote: This second Rocky film isn't as good as the first (which isn't uncommon for sequels). But if you really liked the first one you might enjoy this one too.
Whit w (au) wrote: I was pretty fired up to see this Amicus anthology featuring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Donald Sutherland. I wasn't disappointed by their performances, particularly that of Lee, who plays a pretentious art critic. Lee's segment, as campy as it is, is the only one with any staying power. It's quite a good little tale of revenge. The other stories are sub par, especially the one about a jazz musician and a voodoo curse, which is just about impossible to sit through. There was also a short tale of an evil vine that grows over a home, trapping its inhabitants, that is pretty entertaining. Overall though, this movie is short on frights and feels pretty dated. Overall though, this movie is short on frights and feels pretty dated but its got enough Horror staying power to make it worth a watch.