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Das iTeam

as you know, i love TV. especially The IT Crowd, easily one of the greatest shows on TV. brought to us by the Brits. and apparenlty adored by other countries… who have tried their own take on it. there was supposed to be an American version [figures, it would be just like The Office, and the rumoured to be coming soon Little Britain], but apparently it got pulled really early. so early that i am pretty sure there isn’t even a full episode, or at least not out on the internet… yet? but then i heard that there was a german version. we just had to check it out. it sounded awesome. even with the language barrier. but things were not looking good. it got canned after one episode [evem ythough i did find an "episode 2"] and the ones i did find were impossible to download. eventually i found it using google video. thank God we did not lose much time searching or allocate bandwidth towards downloading it. what a waste.
 
they use the exact same story line as the british one and try to make everything look the same. but it is a paltry resemblance at most. the acting is sub-par, except for the one scene where the "Jen stand-in" panics about the boss coming to visit. other than that, Moss and Roy had barely any speaking lines, and the ones they did SUCKED, well the delivery did. it was not an issue of language barrier because it was an episode i just about know by heart, i know all the jokes and most of the lines. even the set of the IT office was rather crappy and hastily-put-together-looking.
 
all in all it was really crappy and i can definetly see why it got canned so quickly. but it was still worth watching. it only further reminded me of how great the IT Crowd is… and when something is that great…. you do not tinker with it.
 
if you do not believe me, or want to see for yourself, click:
 

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-3256035829375411215&hl=en-CA

 
and if  you understand German and there actually are funny jokes in there that i am missing then tell me please?
 
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Posted by on April 14, 2008 in Film Reviews

 

Secret Talents of the Stars

bored, and surfing the net, i chanced upon a show that intriged me: Secret Talents of the Stars. with such a great title how could i go wrong?! the show sounded awesome. and just as i was ready to watch it… the news came in. the show has been cancelled. one episode… and it gets canned. but this only further intrigued me. how could a show with such a great sounding title and assumedly a great concept behind fail so miserably so quickly? and with such a wonderful host? the guy from Family Feud, well the current host i mean. the one who does that stupid little dance every time he comes out.
 
first up was figure skating chick, whose name was something that sounded like Sacha Cohen. to which i immediately added Baron and got real excited, because whatever his secret talent is it must be awesome. but then they said she. and figure skating. at which point i lost interest. as it turns out her secret talent is that she is a contortionist, which just does not seem like a far stretch to me, seeing as in the figure skating clips they showed her putting her leg up to her head. in the end the contortionist show she put on did nothing more than creep me out, she could just about get her head to her crotch by bending BACKWARDS. and it was also creepy when she put her foot under her chin. and when i could see her ribs. unpleasant.
 
just as i was starting to realize why the show got cancelled, they brought out the next contestant: George Tekai. i lost it laughing already, for i associate him with William Shatner who doesn’t even have to do anything to make me laugh. but it got even better. as it turns out: his secret talent is country singing. there were some great lines in this bit, like: "i’m finally coming out… of my shower stall". and when the mean judge was critiquing him he said "if you do come back can you de-suckify your voice?". but getting to watch George Tekai sing "On The Road Again" and seeing the lady judge, Debbie was her name?, ask him to go on tour with her in her tour bus was worth watching.
 
after that was Clint Black. i still have no idea who he is, a country star of sorts? he did a comedy routine that was pretty lame. there were one or two jokes that made me laugh, but they weren’t especially clever, so he got no points with me. in the end he sucked. BUT the mean judge who hated every performance so far pulled a 180 and actually liked the comedy routine! at which point i started thinking that this indeed was scripted, which is why it failed.
 
and then Mya the singer, did a tap dancing routine. no matter how you slice it, tap dancing is boring. even when you are fast forwarding it. the judges kept hitting on her and calling her beautiful. beauty has NOTHING to do with talent *angry face*
 
after the voting, Clint moved on, but George didn’t?! and my above point was proven: tap dancing is boring and looks do NOT count as talent, Mya didn’t move on…
and the contortionist moved on. but none of that matters. the show has been cancelled.
 
i demand they bring it back.
 
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Posted by on April 10, 2008 in Film Reviews

 

Super Bad

Super Bad… was Super Good. flat-out-laugh-out-loud-HYSTERICAL through and through, despite the cliche thing where they get mad at each other and everyone is up in arms. even that was slightly funny.

this review is super bad.

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2007 in Film Reviews

 

Perfume/Zodiac

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

didn’t quite turn out what i had expected it to be. and it was also quite a long movie. there were times when it seemed to have dragged on. but in the end i really liked it. not the best movie i have ever seen. but there were some scenes that just on their own were beautiful, the ones where it was just close-up of parts of the chick’s face to illustrate the beauty of a woman. some parts i found to be a little bit disturbing and too much for me. and at times the narrator’s voice just got irritating. but the music was well done

overall, not the greatest movie i have ever seen. but still quite good. 3/4 out of 5

Zodiac:

i went to see this one on a whim, didn’t really know what it was about other than a story of a murder [common theme going here?]. it was awesome. i generally don’t like movies done from the point of view of those trying to solve it. but i liked how they brought in Jake Gyllenhaal’s character. and i like the way that ends. it too was a long movie, but every time it started to dip, it picked up quickly.

i recommend it. out of 5. made me jump a few times and made me want to cover my eyes on one scene. not too gory though. moreso of a mystery.

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2007 in Film Reviews

 
 
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