Looking for films in which one (or several) of the characters is a fictional popstar. Actual popstars playing fictional popstars…
The amps are on but nobody's home.
The Lone Rangers have heavy-metal dreams and a single demo tape they can't get anyone to play. The solution: Hijack an AM rock station and hold the deejays hostage until they agree to broadcast the band's tape.
"Airheads" is a big, dumb, plastic comedy. Its cast is made up of big names. Its concept and characters are dumb. Its aesthetic is full of shiny, plastic artifice. For all its big, dumb, plasticness, however, "Airheads" manages to be an entertaining comedy that seems a few authentic emotions away from being great.
Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, and Adam Sandler lead this '90s-centric comedy from director, Michael Lehmann, that follows the bumbling members of bumbling rock band as they attempt to get a demo-tape played on a radio station. Their ill-planned method of going about this is to take the staff of the station hostage which, of course, leads to suitably comedic results. It is all over-the-top, mindless, and surprisingly…
This is movie is so goddamn good.
Between this, The Stoned Age and Glory Daze, (writer) Rich Wilkes had about as much influence on a middle school/high school me as just about any other film maker or band or writer. He's so good.
This movie's cast is also awesome. Top notch Sandler. Buscemi rules. Even Chris Farley is really funny here. It's filled with so many characters and, even if one doesn't get much screen time, they all get moments to shine and feel genuine.
Film #6 of the March 2016 Scavenger Hunt
Item #6: A film about a music band, fictional or real
I'm a bit disappointed by this one. I didn't expect a masterpiece, but I figured it'd be a little better than decent. This was like an MTV Dog Day Afternoon made for idiots. There were a handful of good laughs but nothing too memorable. It wasn't terrible though, as I quite liked Chris Farley and Steve Buscemi.
Una de las escasas películas "con" Adam Sandler y no "de" Adam Sandler. Cabezas Huecas se mantiene fresca y joven, y todo su humor físico sigue intacto porque, diablos, que gracioso es Michael Richards.
Resulta difícil de creer el odio y la indiferencia que hoy arrastran Sandler y Fraser cuando durante un buen puñado de años sólo pretendieron hacernos felices.
Todo funciona como un tiro, pero Steve Buscemi haciendo de Dave Grohl antes de Dave Grohl es jodidamente impactante.
I was not expecting that plot AT ALL. Also Adam Snadler was actually funny? Fucking hell.
This film was so much fun, and ridiculous, kinda like heavy metal...
Stick Rock Of Ages up yer anus.
One of those weird Adam Sandler movies from the mid '90s that weren't really Adam Sandler movies (see also: BULLETPROOF). Three losers hold a radio station hostage to get them to play their demo tapes. I think. Hey, it was a fun time. Wasn't Judd Nelson in this for a minute? Gotta go. GOING OVERBOARD awaits...
I saw this movie in theaters for my eleventh birthday. It's always pretty fun to watch. But what I remember is hearing the the song over the opening credits and thinking it was the coolest thing ever. I went out immediately after and bought some records from that band.
That band? Motorhead. So full star added for introducing me to Motorhead.
I watched this an obscene number of times when I was an adolescent. Thanks be to cable TV. I have a feeling I wouldn't react the same way today, but I'd like to keep a nice, untainted-by-a-remake memory from my childhood, thanks.
Dumb but fairly fun and entertaining movie!
Rebels. Punks. Degenerates. Morons. Airheads.
Sometimes you got to pay a price in order to be a legend.
Some quality direction in scenes meets the occasional slip up, even though this entire cast is truly game for the film. I love the dialogue. The inverted vulgarity among the three lovable goofballs always stuck out to me. It's part of their somewhat one track "gen x" minds. Music, legacy, merit. All they want is to be heard. As so goes the same rebel yell for so many of the newly minted adults of this age. Even if their urgency to grow up wasn't always the most rapid at times. (subject to their immaturity by pilfering all the toy guns for an…
I wasn't big on this at all, which is a shame, since I'm a big fan of Steve Buscemi, a mild fan of both Brendan Fraser and Adam Sandler, and have for a sizable portion of my life been a radio disc jockey. It was funny in spots but for the most part just didn't work for me.
Entertaining comedy hostage movie with good turns from Fraser, Sandler, Buscemi and Mantegna. Very silly in places but has charm and hear to spare.
This has always been one of my favourite films growing up and still remains one of the most enjoyable and instant good-mood films you can watch. Plus it has a top class soundtrack. Don't be put off that is has Adam Sandler, it's one of the few films where he's actually good.
This movie is like the JFK of comedies. JFK is notorious for having such a large ensemble cast that you can probably make a random guess and they'd be in the movie. I feel this has the same kind of cast, but comedy. Beyond the three leads of Fraser, Sandler and Buscemi you also have : Ernie Hudson, Chris Farley, Harold Ramis, Lemmy, Michael McKean, David Arquette, Micheal Richards, Michelle Hurst, Reg E. Cathey(The Previous 2 are now famous via being on Netflix) and of course Beavis and Butthead.
It's a pretty great cast and an entertaining plot that is kinda a snapshot of the rock landscape of 1994 which when paired with the three leads all of which play their roles perfectly. This comedy should be considered more of a classic then I think it is.
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