The Quick and the Dead, Shallow Grave, The Jerky Boys, Crumb, 1995
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Gene asked a variety of stars how they would make a better movie. He talked to Danny Devito, Jim Carrey, Sharon Stone, Tom Hanks, Robert Zemeckis, Hugh Grant, Angela Lansbury, Samuel L. Jackson, Sophia Lauren, and Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Gene was very passionate about Crumb here. I agreed with what he said about parents influencing kids. Look at this doc to make that point.
To be fair, I disagree with them on Shallow Grave seeing as how it’s one of the best British films of the 1990s and it even marked the cinematic directorial debut of Danny Boyle who would go on to direct great films like Trainspotting, 28 Days Later and Slumdog Millionaire.
Does Hollywood really not understand that Jaws and Star Wars were made from the heart? Does Hollywood really not understand why The Flintstones was rightfully panned by critics? Does the press even understand the quality of the movies?
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Those Jerky Boys CDs were definitely hilarious in high school. “I wake up, my pants unbuttoned…”
This last weekend I was at Ebertfest. Before Ghost World they played the Siskel and Ebert review of Crumb on the big screen. What is notable about this is that it was obviously a recently digitized version (no compression or tape artifacts) of the master tape. Fantastic quality. Nothing more has been said about the Siskel and Ebert website since Chaz’s July 22 of 2021 reveal that we should “stay tuned for the official Siskel & Ebert website, coming soon.” But the quality of the Crumb review is a good indication that they have access to some if not all of the Disney master tapes, so we can hope that they are going to be on the official website. That is all dependent on them actually coming through with the site. Considering it’s been nine months since anything was said about the site, it has me wondering if they ran into some issues.