SNL 5 time host Dwayne Johnson is the name we picked out of the hat and we are watching the punderful family film Tooth Fairy which also features SNL alum Billy Crystal. I hope you like puns because this movie has a mouthful. Johnson stars as a hockey player who is either the biggest jerk in the world or the nicest guy ever depending on which scene in the movie he's in. After telling a young girl that tooth fairies don't exist he is sentenced to be a tooth fairy. He can't tell anyone that he is a tooth fairy because if people found out that tooth fairies do exist it would ruin the magic. So, tooth fairies operate in secrecy, don't want people to know they exist, but if someone says they don't exist they punish them. They also collect teeth in exchange for money for some unknown reason. This movie has a lot of problems. Enjoy!
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
5 time SNL host Elliot Gould is the subject of this week's episode so we watched Matilda from 1978 starring Gould and a guy in a cheap looking kangaroo costume. A poor immigrant comes to America with a kangaroo (for unknown reasons). The kangaroo has a penchant for punching people in the face so they do what anyone would do, they partner with a sleazy talent agent and try to get the kangaroo a boxing license so it can compete for the heavyweight title. There is also a, you guessed it, mafia subplot featuring the guy who played Luca Brasi in The Godfather. This movie is pretty unwatchable but stupid enough to be bearable. Sorry for the delay in new episodes, while we've been recording I have been way behind in getting them edited. Enjoy!
Monday, April 16, 2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Not since Hot To Trot have we been so divided on a film. We're on to the SNL 5 timer's club now and our first hat pick is Melissa McCarthy who had a small but pivotal role in the 2002 film where Christina Ricci falls in love with a mentally challenged teenager. We're talking Pumpkin, a movie that Ben loved and George couldn't stand. A lot of questions are raised this week including the most important one of all. Are we retarded and just nobody's telling us?
Sunday, April 1, 2018
It's Harry Shearer week on Saturday Night Jive and did you know he's in two scenes of I'll Do Anything? Did you know that this movie was conceived and shot as musical until test screenings went poorly and all the songs were taken out? Did you even know this movie existed? Did you know this podcast existed? Is this your first podcast ever? Why did you start with this one? You are an extremely interesting person. I'll Do Anything was written and directed by James L. Brooks and stars Nick Nolte, a precocious child, Albert Brooks, Julie Kavner, Tracey Ullman and most importantly two scenes of SNL alum Harry Shearer. Enjoy!
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
It's Chris Rock week on Saturday Night Jive and we watched his 2003 directorial debut Head Of State a movie about the first black president a concept so ludicrous that it happened in real life only 5 years later. This movie is silly and funny but has some moments that need to be discussed mostly revolving around Tracy Morgan's stolen meat salesman character.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
It's Ben Stiller week on Saturday Night Jive and we're watching the 2003 comedy Duplex directed by Danny DeVito and starring Stiller, Drew Barrymore and a riverdancing old lady who likes to take hot sensual baths. This movie's tone is all over the place and features two of the laziest movie jobs. He's a novelist and she's a magazine editor. Can these two crazy mixed up kids get it together long enough to kill their elderly tenant. Enjoy!