Thursday, January 18, 2018

138: "You Can't Just Eat Poop" - Year One (2009)

Happy New Year, three weeks late.  We watched Year One directed by Harold Ramis and featuring SNL alums Horatio Sanz and Bill Hader.  This movie has it all, poo eating, vomit, farts and a guy peeing into his own mouth.  It's pretty terrible and what would a terrible comedy be without a confusing blooper reel at the end which confounds more than it does entertain.  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

137: "Who are you, Ruth Buzzi?" - Jingle All The Way (1996)

Merry Two Weeks After Christmas.  We watched Jingle All The Way starring SNL alums Phil Hartman, Chris Parnell, Laraine Newman and Jim Belushi.  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

136: "The Ballad Of Ellen Pompenew" - The Ridiculous 6 (2016)

Previously on Saturday Night Jive we pulled out Tim Meadows and Ellen Pompenew out of the hat.  That will all be explained.  Well, unforeseeable circumstances happened and we ended up with a lost episode so we called an audible and watched The Ridiculous 6 Adam Sandler's first Netflix original comedy.  It's terrible.  Enjoy!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

135: "Pamela Stephenson's Boobs" - Superman III (1983)

Whoever thought we'd be watching Superman III on the podcast?  Well, did you forget that Pamela Stephenson was in it?  Did you forget that Pamela Stephenson was a cast member on SNL?  Do you not have any idea who Pamela Stephenson is?  Well you will after watching Superman III, which, much to the surprise of both George and Ben, is their favorite Superman movie.  It's stupid, full of slapstick gags, has a main villain that doesn't even realize he is a villain and also includes a knock out brawl between Clark Kent and Superman.  Enjoy!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

134: "Kathleen Turner, Who Is Also Fat Now" - A Simple Wish (1997) / Cross My Heart (1987)

Two Martin Short movies separated by a decade.  We watched Cross My Heart a fairly forgettable romantic comedy featuring a performance worthy of a Best Supporting Actress Oscar from Annette O'Toole's breasts and A Simple Wish a confounding and insane movie about a male fairy godmother who makes a child's life worse at every turn.  If A Simple Wish is one of your favorite movies from childhood you should probably skip the last 20 minutes or so because things take a dark turn in our conversation.  Enjoy!

Friday, November 3, 2017

133: "Good On You, Ghost Kid" - Three Men And A Baby (1987)

If you were to tell me that 1/3 of Three Men And A Baby involved a mob subplot about heroin, I wouldn't believe you.  Wait a minute, of course I would believe you, as we've established so many times on this podcast, every movie from this time period involved a mafia subplot.  Strap in for some insanity as we dissect the biggest money maker of 1987, and Ghost Kid is the least weird thing about this movie.  Why did Ted Danson need to dress up as a woman for the drug bust?  It didn't seem to help him in any way.  Wait, why are you taking the baby to a drug bust?  Why would you think to give a baby to a bunch of mob toughs when they come looking for "a package"?  Surely, these goons are here to pick up the baby that was left on our doorstep.  Starring Tom Selleck, the architect, Steve Guttenberg, the cartoonist, Ted Danson, the actor, and Colin Quinn, the gift shop clerk.  Enjoy!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

132: "Merry Christmas C-Words" - 54 (1998)

Can you make a movie where all the characters are unlikable and nobody has an arc to follow?  Apparently you can and they did in 1998 with the movie 54.  Ryan Phillipe stars as a naive kid who gets a job as a busboy at the famous disco and has sex with some ladies, kisses some fellas and does some drugs.  SNL alum Mike Myers costars as club owner Steve Rubell, who is adamant that he suck some cock.  We watched the director's cut of the film which, having not seen the theatrical version, may be marginally better but not by much.  You know you're in for a bad movie when the Rapping Granny's cameo is the best part.  Enjoy!
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