Here is a list taken from the very funny book of the same list title these films span from 1970's…
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.
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.
I am a big music fan so I'll watch anything that has music as a subgenre. Airheads is certainly not the best film in the world. It can actually be quite ridiculous at times, but there is a little bit of fun to be had with this movie. The movie will sound a little stupid from the synopsis and you may pick it apart if you please.
The movie shows it's age quite a bit for a 22 year old movie as the rock and roll lifestyle that the characters were portraying was not nearly as popular as it once was but the cast is pretty solid with Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler all playing their part well.…
Spoiler: It's all done for the love of the most deplorable woman on Earth.
I'm not sure what you would think of this movie watching it now, but I grew up watching this movie and just recently rediscovered it's shiny awesomeness. Comedy Central used to play it constantly and I think i've seen it nearly 40 times and it never gets old.
How had I not seen this before, despite seeing so many other movies that featured Adam Sandler? Shame on me. He and Steve Buscemi feature here, supporting the leader of their rock band, played by Brendan Fraser, as they infiltrate a radio station to get their demo played and land themselves a record contract. It has to be on their terms, mind you, which should be a bit easier to work with when they end up taking a number of hostages.
Michael Lehmann directs this superb comedy that boasts a golden supporting cast of players, from Joe Mantegna to Michael McKean, from Judd Nelson to Ernie Hudson, and quite a few more besides.
There's also an enjoyably rocking soundtrack. Of course.
Probably the last time Adam Sandler didn't headline a movie.
This is also when he starts building his network of friends to be in his movies. Michael Richards is the funniest, but it was nice to see Farley being that sweet, fat guy again.
I had seen parts of this movie over the years, but finally sat through the whole thing the other day. Complete 90's movie with look, sound and style. I felt like I was back in college again.
What may seem like a premise that could have been done as a 10 minute SNL skit, is impressively stretched out to a one and a half hour film. The situations, no matter are crazy or ridiculous, are plausible and don't feel forced just to get the story going somewhere else. What really surprised me was how funny the movie is. Every character has something funny to say and do. Although, however funny it may be, the main three guys are unlikeable which I guess is the point but we are supposed to root for these people but is so damn hard to. Just when I was having such a good time, they would do something so obnoxious that pissed me off. That's the main problem of the movie for me, there is no one to root for. Despite this, this is an underappreciated little gem that you should check out.
I think that airheads wrote the script for this silly flick. Nobody's actions made any sense and the dialogue was mostly stoopid as hell. But hey, it's only rock'n'roll, right?
Seeing the names of the cast in the opening credits should have prepared me for shutting down my faculties for this viewing, but I didn't take the hint. I saw this a long, long time ago, probably back during the decade of this movie's inception - the 90's, so I didn't really remember what I was in for here.
Nothing terribly funny, just a whole lot of goofiness. And I guess that's okay.... I didn't expect a high-concept film or Oscar winner. Just a light and dopey entertainment for a Sunday evening to set the tone for my week at the "office".
"Lemmy is God."
Counting all the 90's movies I've watched/re-watched since joining Letterboxd (3 years ago today- February 18th, 2013).
My personal goal…
I am going to attempt to do something I haven't since I owned about 40 DVD's; catalogue everything that we…