Siskel: Will you look at this picture again? Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Ebert: First movie is Cop and a Half (1993), and it's an entertaining example of the kind of movie formula I call "The One's-A Movie". It's not an exact science the same way art isn't an exact science, it's about the passion, insight and yes, entertainment a critic can bring, and that's always what they did. And that's what I'm here to focus on and celebrate. For having seen this movie, I want months and months and months in a beautiful valley with honey and nectar and zephyr-like breezes. Ebert: I'm really surprised at you. G. (STAR). Even years after their deaths, people still remember their reviews, their personalities, even their thumbs. Queen Gedren (Sandahl Bergman): Vermin! The film would like to arouse our empathy for the plight of rape victims; instead, it arouses our anger at everyone associated with this trash. NC (vo): It's definitely more fun than the movie itself. Films like Halloween, Friday the 13th and others are often labelled as misogynistic morality tales that punish those living their lives freely, and only reward the so-called “good girls” with their lives. In the case of Ginny, her career prospects are what saves her life. After all, Silence of the Lambs is about a woman fighting a killer, but it doesn’t follow the slasher formula. ''Manhunter'' definitely will turn off some viewers with its extreme violence and its needless violent episode involving a blind woman, but Mann and Petersen combine to keep the tension sustained. NC (vo): It's pretty amusing when a film is so bad, you spend most of the review fantasizing yourself dead and in another life where things apparently make more sense. I just love that! NC (vo): It's just so funny/kind of odd to see two grown film critics get so heated over Benji the goddamn Hunted! The Talisman will destroy you! NC (vo): Since neither of the kids were babies, (The poster for Baby's Day Out is shown) Roger thought it was delightful, but Gene goes right for the offense. R. (Not reviewed. Gene Siskel was especially angry during the segment: I’m convinced it has something to do with the growth of the women’s movement in America in the last decade. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. (STAR)(STAR)(STAR)(STAR). One of those rare rock concert films that works, featuring innovative pop band the Talking Heads in a memorable composite of four 1983 performances. I mean, I do. Ebert: People probably think you're joking when you said "No, I'm not really thinking of quitting my job", but I know what you felt. In the best movies of the genre, the deaths aren’t taken lightly. Oscar Brotman, a Chicago film exhibitor, once told me many years ago, he said there's a rule, he said, "If nothing has happened by the end of the first reel, nothing is going to happen.". One of the year`s finest, most elegant films. ‘Pokemon’ Stole Music from a Slasher Movie. Meanwhile, they're dropping dirt...the director, right on the lenses. Siskel: Our next film is called She's Out of Control (1989). NC: They then start reviewing Cop and a Half again! Slasher films follow a specific formula of a group of teenagers — often in an isolated setting like a summer camp or sorority house — getting picked off one by one by a killer until only one character remains to face the killer alone. Ebert: Your criticism of this movie is utterly irrelevant to the experience of the film... Ebert: And it would be mindless to anyone seeing the film. Ebert: This is perhaps, uh, the worst comedy ever made. NC (vo): Maybe the best moment is when Siskel wants to describe the awkward positioning of the Buddha in this movie, but both of them find it so funny that they can't find the best way to say it without cracking up. Siskel: It's...it's embarrassing, you feel unclean as you're sitting there. NC (vo): You can practically hear Ebert getting ready to explode and he does exactly that. And the film hides its real message until the end--that Ferris is trying to inspire his uptight best friend. Ebert: I hated this movie more than any other movie on this show, and I'm-I'm really surprised at you. ), MEN (Biograph). Ebert: (overlapping) Well, I'm happy for you. NC (vo): A lot of times, they get pissed off at bad movies, but it's very rare that we see them laugh so hard at a "so bad, it's good" film. ), BULLIES (Chestnut Station, Dearborn and outlying). Zero stars. The old-fashioned look kept me involved as much as anything, and I have a suspicion that little kids will really eat up this fantasy of the baby getting in trouble, but not getting in trouble. http://channelawesome.com/top-11-funniest-siskel-and-ebert-reviews-nostalgia-critic/, a new film about a friendship between a boy and a whale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Book Launch, The Top 11 Naughtiest Moments in Animaniacs, Critic and Nerd: TMNT Making of Coming Out of Their Shells, New vs Old - LOTR Animated vs Lord of the Rings, Top 11 Most Awkward Christopher Walken Moments, Old vs. New: 10 Commandments vs. Ebert: And that's the setup for one of the most thoroughly hateful movies of recent years, a movie that makes me cringe even when I'm sitting here thinking about it. Siskel: I thought the kid was a generic mop top, and I thought that-. (A fake Twitter post from the user "Offended by Air" is shown with the message,"Baby's Day Out triggered me."). Hated, hated, hated, hated, hated this movie! And that's Roger. NC (vo): Sure enough, instead of talking about the film being a dumb flick, they get into what cinematic elements might scar children from watching Baby's Day Out, as well as what cinematic elements apparently scarred Roger when he was younger. But you won`t be thinking about the love story when the film`s daring young men get inside their F-14 Tomcats and zoom off to do battle. Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain - Was That Real? Red Sonja definitely made them red in the face. They see something so awful, they just have to laugh at the experience, like brothers in cinematic war. When it's his turn, he's so filled with spite, he barely even reviews it, he just starts shouting names. It's not funny, I didn't laugh once. NC (vo): What makes the review so funny is not only Ebert's argument which...yeah, does seem kind of bizarre... Ebert: This movie empowers little kids. In the highly underrated. Siskel: If they only had plastic surgery back then in the Middle Ages, the movie would have been over. I remember it so you don't have to. I think that these movies are some kind of primordial response by some very sick people of men saying ‘get back in your place, women.’. But that's only the beginning of their hatred for this flick. Despite King`s association with the film, ''Stand By Me'' is not a horror story. Siskel and Ebert. This is the first horror movie in which a chainsaw is used against a tree. Ebert: You can make about...it's like Tom Selleck's got the same problem, you can only make about one movie a year, but the plus is, you got nine months to have you and your agents look for the right script. Using what she knows about Jason, Ginny dons his late mother’s sweater and speaks to the madman as if she’s his mother. When the father and son offer the ladies their room with a view of the River Arno, it`s the beginning of a lighthearted but impassioned love story that argues for one to act upon one`s dreams. Carpenter himself stated the intention wasn’t to punish sexuality. But the story tries to be a light comedy in a violent world. There's probably more appropriate jokes now...I mean, inappropriate jokes... (stutters) I mean, don't see this movie. I imagine it's targeted at kids up to about 13, and I think a lot of them are gonna love it. Ebert: I hated this movie! Ebert: Our next movie is not only the first feature in a long time, starring television's top star, Bill Cosby... (The clips from the movie in question are shown). NC (vo): Finally, it ends with the ultimate test of Roger proving he likes this movie: he looks to the camera and says he likes this movie! NC (vo): It's always kind of nice when you see them bond over a movie they like, but it's especially nice when they bond over a movie they hate. If you get a chance, look over the whole thing, it's a pretty funny read. is about a woman fighting a killer, but it doesn’t follow the slasher formula. It`s both a comedy and a melodrama, but the comedy works better. She’s just smarter. NC: As far as I'm concerned, (A poster is shown for...) Mr. Bean's Holiday is a thriller! (The Channel Awesome logo and the title sequence play. However, you needn`t hurry to either of those two monster hits; they`ll be around for a while. Comments on other films playing locally that have been reviewed in The Tribune and synopses of films not yet reviewed: BORN AMERICAN (Chestnut Station, Dearborn and outlying). In the midst of a fight, she is able to smother the hulking psycho to death! (Ebert chuckles) You'd think this was an Edward G. Robinson, or maybe today, an Arnold Schwarzenegger film. Ebert: Everybody knows that when you do a weekly television series, you only have a little bit of time every year to make a movie. Could the slasher genre actually be the most overtly pro-women genre in all of horror? NC (vo): Sperm banks, karma and a new car! Throughout the film, she is shown in the presence of books and reading materials. Even when doing the promos, they couldn't stop pissing each other off! The difference between Laurie as her friends isn’t lack of interest in boys. Why Top 11? (The Channel Awesome logo and the title sequence play. This makes their survival all the more rewarding. Its message to young women is that trying to be somebody is what keeps you alive. Over Benji the friggin' Hunted! Note: from this review on, NC's parts are filmed in 60 frames per second) NC: Hello, I'm the Nostalgia Critic. A surprising trait found in the leading ladies of slashers is many of them are very career oriented. NC (vo): The two of them had an undying love of cinema that united them whenever they were on screen. , Pam puts two barrels of a shotgun in the killer’s mouth and pulls the trigger. is a character focused heavily on her future. This makes their survival all the more rewarding. Channel Awesome is a FANDOM TV Community. Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci): Funny how? R. (Not reviewed. Instead, it focuses on Clarice’s career and resources to show how she bests the villain. NC (vo): Eh, that's kind of what it comes down to; one found it funny, the other didn't. I liked it better than the other two. It`s certain to be one of the more controversial films of the year. But with Red Sonja, they almost recommend it because of how enjoyably awful it was and how much it made them laugh. Siskel: Boredom, boredom with Benji running! He seems to be saying to himself, (Zoom in on Gene's face) "Who is this guy? So, why are the sexually active girls killed a lot? Ebert: And the second, they're all the same plot. I would take too much of it. Rose`s family life is pretty much of a mess. ALIENS (Carnegie, Dearborn and outlying). We're talking about Lost in Space! Tommy: Funny how? Ebert: I would check it out. This was likely a misunderstanding of the film that kicked off the trend — John Carpenter’s. It was a comedy, everybody was laughing. In ''Stand By Me,'' the biggest beast one has to conquer is more subtle--it`s one`s own self-image. Raising Arizona is a 1987 American crime comedy film directed by Joel Coen, produced by Ethan Coen, and written by Joel and Ethan.It stars Nicolas Cage as H.I. (Water Tower and outyling). NC (vo): Surprising to me and, let's just say it, everyone in existence, Siskel really liked Baby's Day Out. NC (vo): Known both as one of the biggest bombs ever made and one of the worst movies ever made... NC: And I'm...sure this is where the controversies about this film stop... NC (vo): ...Leonard Part 6 (1987) got a lot of hate at the time. In their final battle, Nancy deals out some serious punishment for her crispy stalker. Siskel: Get something valuable; zephyr-like breezes. Ebert: (overlapping) What? They may have softened the language and blurred the ethnicity of the salty, Jewish David Mamet play, (''Sexual Perversity in Chicago'') upon which this film based, but the emotional wallop is still there, portraying young single people as terrified of sustaining a relationship.
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