Week five is time for one of the big categories: comedy. I'm hoping for some good nominations.
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.
Stick Rock Of Ages up yer anus.
"Who'd win in a wrestling match, Lemmy or God?"
"Trick question. Lemmy IS God."
Chazz and his band will do anything to get their big break, including breaking into a radio station to have their demo played live on the air at gun point (or rather toy gun point). Of course things don't quite work out as planned and before they know it they're reluctant hostage takers surrounded by cops and a media circus that quickly turns into one big party. Look at that cast though man, Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler, Joe Mantegna, Chris Farley, Michael McKean, Judd Nelson, Ernie Hudson, Brendan Fraser, David Arquette, Michael Richards, and more (with cameos from everyone from Beavis and Butthead to Lemmy, who…
The best I can say here is, "mostly inoffensive." Which I'm sure is what the writer, director, and cast were going for.
First, it's very much of its time. I mean it absolutely reeks of the 90's. Like a frat boy who slept in his own sick and then woke up, went to the quad, and played ultimate frisbee for, like, a really long time. But that works here.
Second, Michael Richards, at the peak of his Kramer-ness, comes in to do what else? Kramer. But with a mustache and a gun. Fortunately, his role is kept to a minimum and, except for a minor but crucial plot point, could be completely removed from the story.
Third, I like most…
July Challenge: connection to previous movie - Steve Buscemi
Could have gone in so many directions after Reservoir Dogs but I was in the mood for a goofy comedy. I love this cast and even though it's a lot of cover versions, the soundtrack rocks. Ah, the mid nineties, when Adam Sandler was funny.
"There's a saying Milo: If it's too loud, you're too old."
Airheads is a fun dumb comedy that serves as 90's time capsule. I didn't see it in the theater but it became a favorite in the vhs rental days. The plot is simple, and a band (The Lone Rangers) attempt to break into the record industry by breaking into a rock radio station to get their demo played. Of course nothing goes right. There's a seriously great cast in this blast from the past, even small characters are excellently cast ( Farley' s character always gets a laugh from me, even though it is so small of a part.
Rock 'm Roll, funny hijinx, a decent story, White fuckin' Zombie is featured in the movie & soundtrack, the three protagonists (Fraser,…
"Shut up, dick-smoke!"
Nota = 5
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Lol !!! Adam Sandler was wearing a crop top. Brendan Fraser was handsome in this what happened..Steve Buscemi is ok. I wanted to like this movie it's a decent cast but the plot sucks...is this even a comedy because it's not funny..
One of those movies I remember seeing the cover for as a kid on a video in Smith's or something that for whatever reason stuck with me and rightly or wrongly means I felt a need to watch it, while feeling a lack of inspiration to watch anything else.
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