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I watched this one exceptionally out of curiosity… Indeed, the production value was phenomenal, but I feel like the video was pretty light on actual commentary about the movie. That bit about social media felt especially out of place (Doug writing "the person you hate" on his own face didn't help).
But at the very least… this made me discover Satellite City. I can't complain about that.
Edited by Lyendith on Sep 19th 2019 at 2:22:55 PM
With Halloween coming up, I realized there’s one Stephen King adaptation that would be perfect for his show.
The Running Man.
It’s got social commentary, cheesy 80’s hair, Ah-nuld (another favorite subject of riffing) and the book and film are almost nothing alike. It’s perfect.
You know, that's not a bad idea. Though I'd say the game show sequences are a bit too tongue-in-cheek to really work for riffing.
(I'm surprised they haven't done The Dark Tower yet.)
Richard Dawson is easily the best part of the movie. What a sleazeball.
I hope he does The Lawnmower Man sometime. Yes, I know that it's a particularly infamous case of In Name Only, but that's just one of the things I think would make it good riffing material.
Oh he’s amazing, and capable of out hamming Schwarzenegger. That alone makes him gold in the film.
It helps that Richard Dawson was actually a game show host. So he knows how to work a crowd.
Has Doug ever said what his favorite musicians/bands are?
From what Doug's been saying over the years, it seems that he's not that huge into music. But he definitely likes movie soundtracks (particularly those by Hans Zimmer) and opera (particularly Mozart and Wagner). I think he also expressed fondness for AC/DC, B.B. King (at least he commemorated him when he died) and The Smashing Pumpkins (he liked them in his "emo teen" phase). As for dislikes, we know he doesn't care for ABBA, Phil Collins, and Randy Newman.
Edited by Motyka5 on Sep 24th 2019 at 11:36:41 AM
His dislike of Randy Newman I kinda get, in that I think he's a better song writer, than an actual singer.
But I've never understood why he dislikes Phil Collins. Granted, I don't think he's great either, but I don't dislike his music.
When did he say he disliked ABBA?
Yeah he clearly stated in his Mamma Mia review that they are "very talented".
He and Rob said they weren't fans of the band in their "Dipper vs. Manliness" vlog.
Yeah, but I feel that was more "I recognize their talent but don't really care for them personally."
He's actually shown a lot more interest in classic music and stage musicals. He said his interest in Beauty and the Beast (2017) was mostly for Audra Mcdonald, someone far better known for Broadway than film and television. It sort of makes sense because he seems to be musically trained himself, probably choir in high school.
I know for me personally I have a recollection of contemporary music growing up but was never explicitly engaged with any particular band.. maybe Linkin Park. As a result I know what I liked or disliked, but wouldn't consider myself familiar with the entire library.
Yeah, Doug does have a musical training, probably influenced by his mom, a former opera singer.
Edited by Motyka5 on Sep 25th 2019 at 5:23:13 AM
Not a Doug video but here's Anthony Fantano dunking on his The Wall parody or whatever.
Edited by AyyItsMidnight on Sep 26th 2019 at 1:43:54 AM
Yeah, The Wall video turned out to be extremely divisive, with people either loving or REALLY hating it. Doug and Rob are streaming today, so maybe I'll ask them about the reception the review has gotten.
Edited by Motyka5 on Sep 26th 2019 at 2:35:34 AM
Just watch the Aladdin review and he make some really good point:
- They don't make much effort cause they assume people have already watched the original and use the original goodwill to help sell the movie. Which kinda defeat the point of selling the movies to a new generation.
- A lot of useless talk about a place we never see in the movie. At least show the place during A Whole New World. It the Phantom Menace problem of pointless political talk that contribute nothing to the movie. And it give Phantom Menace point since i can see it the point of those scene, to frustrate the audience like how the main cast feel.
- Character generally less expression and most of the actors can't capture the emotion showed in the original, even the magic carpet turned into a plot device rather than a character.
- Replace the giant snake with giant perrot. Maybe they don't want the kid to be afraid.
Edited by BattleRaizer on Sep 26th 2019 at 9:30:35 PM
I've just realized what Jafar's voice in that movie reminded me of: Maurice LaMarche doing his Vincent Price impression.
Edited by Motyka5 on Sep 26th 2019 at 12:20:02 PM
Bear in mind you should probably start a separate for them,posting their review of his review in the thread about him is weird
Eh, I'd say the video fits here, it *is* about Doug's work.
Man, if Iago was a mechanical toy bird, at least we could've had a mechanical monster bird like the Songbird from Bioshock Infinite.
Speaking of which, I forget, does Iago still talk in this version, or is he just a normal parrot now?
It's weird sometimes it seems like he does still talk, but for the most part he is just a regular one now.
Edited by Bullman on Sep 27th 2019 at 8:36:04 AM
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