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    Posted: December 27 2010 at 2:07pm
I actually hadn't heard of them. But I had heard of the Marx brothers before.

Maybe they're just not that popular on this side of the Atlantic ocean. The most famous comedy team would in my opinion be Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
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Thanks. I actually kept it short because, considering most everybody does know the Stooges, maybe Vheid just needed a clarification... 

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I'll be more detailed: The Three Stooges was a comedy act from back in the 1930s and 1940s. They used mostly physical comedy, like poking each other in the eyes and slapping each other around. They made over 100 short films that would be shown before feature films. There were actually six Stooges over the years, the ones Vits mentioned, plus Shemp, Joe, and Curly Joe, each one replacing Curly's spot, in that order.  
 
As for the Marx Brothers, they were, as their name suggests, a brother team, usually made up of three brothers (Chico, Harpo, and Groucho), but sometimes as many as five (including Gummo and Zeppo). They were around about the same time as the Stooges. Unlike the Stooges, their brand of comedy wasn't always "physical," but more jokes using plays on words and sight gags. 
 
Which comedy team was more "famous"? That's another debate in itself...  

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The Three Stooges: Curly, Larry & Moe. The most famous comedy trio in history (there were 4 Marx Brothers,right?)...


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Vheid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2010 at 10:53am
Can someone please explain to me what the Stooges are (I asume you're not talking about Iggy Pop) because I never heard of them before.

Originally posted by Vits

So if Burn says the Stooges are dated,and Saturn semi-agrees with him,it must be true!Great Scott!

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So if Burn says the Stooges are dated,and Saturn semi-agrees with him,it must be true!Great Scott!
Originally posted by BurnHollywoodBurn

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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2010 at 6:58pm
There is a good point emerging here. If you want to make a movie about some retarded Jack Black character finding himself in a land inhabited by tiny people,  fine. There is probably an audience for that out there somewhere, depressed as I am to ponder that possibility. HOWEVER...why is it necessary to trash Johnathon Swift and Gulliver's Travels by making an entirely inappropriate intellectual connection? This movie is to Swift's novel what Peewee's Playhouse is to The Tempest. I don't think that a single additional ticket is going to be sold by attempting to dupe any fan of Gulliver's Travels into believing that this is going to be a relevant, modern adaptation...just guessing.  

BTW: Evidently the Three Stooges do still have an audience -- Their short films appear every morning on AMC. I'm guessing that the demographic includes 5 year-olds, and males who spend their afternoons listening to Rush Limbaugh.
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Yeah, that's how trailers work -- No one would pay to see the movie if all they showed were boring and unfunny clips.  

Originally posted by Vits

 Callng all Razzie users!Who here agrees that the 3 Stooges aren't funny anymore?All I hear is crickets.

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I don't know how the porno "works" I don't think I'll watch it, I was just making fun of this one. 

Originally posted by Vheid

How does that work? I mean, seeing it's a porno it should atleast contain some form of penetration...But how does one "penetrate" a partner of that size?
 

1)You should see the Golden Trailer Awards nominees!The truth is some comedies put their best jokes in the trailer,and then you watch the movie and it's boring.

2)Callng all Razzie users! Who here agrees that the 3 Stooges aren't funny anymore? All I hear is crickets!!  

Originally posted by BurnHollywoodBurn

Yeah, the trailer MIGHT be funny to some, but the movie has a whole has very little (no size pun intended) to do with the novel it's suppose to be based on.

Three Strooges, masters of physical comedy though they were, they are quite dated by today's standards.

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Yeah, the trailer MIGHT be funny to some, but the movie has a whole has very little (no size pun intended) to do with the novel it's suppose to be based on. The book was about a man traveling to different worlds, each with a society with that mocks our own (such as people going to war over which end of an egg should the egg shell be opened at). But this movie is nothing more than slapstick and size jokes.
 
Although, calling this "Jonathan Swift Meets Moe Howard" isn't the best way to sum this movie up. Three Strooges, masters of physical comedy though they were, they are quite dated by today's standards. That, and the Strooges never made jokes about "size". So it's should be "Jonathan Swift Meets (insert name of a stand up comic who does nothing but jokes about "size" here)". 

Originally posted by cvcjr13

Some may disagree, but I found that commercial to be funny, especially the part where the Lilliputians started working Jack Black like a marionette.
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How does that work? I mean, seeing it's a porno it should atleast contain some form of penetration...But how does one "penetrate" a partner of that size?  

Originally posted by Vits

1)The other day I was researching about Z-movies, and I noticed only 2 modern Z-movies. One of them is the porno ATTACK OF THE 60 FOOT CENTERFOLD(also about a giant). Do you think that will be better than this?
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Two questions:  
1)The other day I was researching about Z-movies, and I noticed only 2 modern Z-movies. One of them is the porno ATTACK OF THE 60 FOOT CENTERFOLD (also about a giant). Do you think that will be better than this?  

2)Did anyone ever see the TV anime adaptation of GULLIVER? I don't think it had much to do with the book either, but it was made during the POKEMON/DIGIMON era, so it was fun.  

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Some may disagree, but I found that commercial to be funny, especially the part where the Lilliputians started working Jack Black like a marionette.

However, if the movie is like that, well, I would have rather watched Black adapt Gulliver's Travels: Lilliput (let's call it as it is) than recast it with his brand of humor.  To borrow HeadRAZZ's title to this Forum, I really don't want to see Jonathan Swift Meets Moe Howard. . . .
 
Here's a scary thought.  If this movie does well, they could easily do a sequel and ruin the next section of the book.   I wonder how Black would do as the "Royal pet" among the giants? . . .
 
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I could just imagine a conversation between Jack Black and the film's executives similar to this... 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote JoeBacon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 25 2010 at 9:39pm
Just looking at that picture the Head Razz posted reminds me of the tacky giant hand that used to fondle Deanna Lund in Irwin Allen's Land Of The Giants...

...And it appears that Jack Black is channeling Kurt Kasznar... Dead
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A blues singer's guitar gurgles stinging bent notes while his cracked voice grinds out his latest woes. . . .
 
"Stuck in Lilliput again. . . . won't these little people let me be. . . .
 Stuck in Lilliput again. . . . these small folks only see what they want to see. . . .
 I always get tied down in this puny-minded town
 I should dress them all up funny in dolly pants and gowns
 Stuck in Lilliput again. . . . best I be headed back to the sea. . . ."
 
 
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