movies i love that generally aren't viewed as being quality cinematic experiences, but I don't care and love them anyway.
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.
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...
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.
Stick Rock Of Ages up yer anus.
But MAN Brendan Fraser was so damn pretty <3
Solid. Sandler should of stayed a supporting player.
"Airheads" is as funny or in touch with the type of people its portraying (and thus making light of) as your dad used to when he wanted to look hip in front of your friends. So, the lesson here should have been: you can't write a good comedy about stuff you have no concept of. Full stop.
Though, I can still kind of appreciate this film as a genuine spoof of "Dog day afternoon", which is conceptually a good idea, even if it limps in its execution.
And Steve Buscemi rocks in long hair.
I think this was the first time I ever actually laughed out loud at adam sandler (for the right reasons)
I always have fun watching this one!
This movie has a supremely ridiculous plot but you can't mess with that cast. That's Brendan Fraser in his prime right there. Also I'm predisposed to like any movie that uses The Replacements. I am indeed satisfied.
What's Johnny doing out on a Tuesday night? Johnny can't read Johnny can't write! Hands down one of the greatest comedies of the 90s I saw this when it came out and at that time I was a 16year old rocker so perfect timing of course I'd be addicted to this film throughout my teenage years. It still holds up has a great cast some big names some awesome cameos and a bad assume soundtrack a perfect movie imo
Just the kind of movie I was looking for at 12:30 am last night. Funnier than I remembered, plus Buscemi and Sandler are pretty perfect.
For a movie made for metalheads, it does sort of unintentionally paint them as idiots. Still, it gets me thanks to solid performances (Michael Richards in one of his few big screen roles), a rockin' soundtrack (you can't go wrong when you open with Motorhead), and some great jokes. I thought this would lose its appeal as I got older, but it hasn't!
Here is a list taken from the very funny book of the same list title these films span from 1970's…