"Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" panelist and "Real Time with Bill Maher" writer tackles some of the worst movies ever made!
Here's a collection of his best appearances. Adam Felber joins me to review Nic Cage's Wickerman, Old Dogs, Dane Cook’s Good Luck Chuck, In the Name of the King, Christmas Shoes with Rob Lowe, Pluto Nash, Gary Busey as a talking dog and more.
Adam Felber also does hilarious comedy bits with Conan writer Andres Du Bouchet and Larry Sanders comic Jeff Cesario.
Gotti gets whacked!
Adam Felber (Nobody Listens to Paula), Susie Felber and I review John Travolta’s bomb, “Gotti” film.
Here’s a great article from Deadline about Gotti’s fate as a movie:
John Travolta Cries Foul Over “Fake News” Reports On Mafia Movie ‘Gotti’
EXCLUSIVE: John Travolta told Deadline he is upset that fast-spreading news reports twisted the truth as Lionsgate pulled his upcoming film Gotti off its release calendar 10 days before its bow. He worried the reports marginalized what he considers one of his better performances as the iconic Gambino crime family head John Gotti in the Kevin Connolly-directed film. Given how the subject matter lends itself to phrases from mob movies, it’s easy to see how the blogosphere might speculate this film would, well, sleep with the fishes. The truth is far different, Travolta said. (READ FULL)
Why John Travolta ‘Gotti’ Pic Shifted Away From Lionsgate Premiere Ten Days Before Its Release
“Mr. Saturday Night” w/ @AdamFelber
Billy Crystal, co-wrote, directed, starred and conducted his own Oscar campaign for this movie “Mr. Saturday Night.” It’s about a comedian who steals everyone’s Jackie’s jokes and ends up wearing really bad make up that’s supposed to make you look old.
Adam Felber (Wait… Wait… Don’t Tell Me and an alleged podcast with Paula Poundstone) and I dig deep into our love for Billy Crystal and why this film didn’t work for us.
Click here to see Felber’s shirt selections
Hear more reviews from Felber
Hear Nicko and I review “Parental Guidance”
Below are photos from “Mr. Saturday Night.”
Given his success in the early days of television, you’d
think that Buddy Young Jr. (Billy Crystal) would be coasting happily into retirement alongside his wife, Elaine (Julie Warner). Instead, Buddy is an acerbic blowhard who alienates his brother, Stan (David Paymer), and everyone else who fails to bow to his bullying. His agent, Annie Wells (Helen Hunt), has positioned elderly Buddy for a big movie role, but his irreverence might come back to bite him one last time.
Nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Jump to Awards · Paymer was nominated in 1992 for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance. At the Golden Globe Awards, Paymer was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture and Crystal was nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
Box office: $13.3 million
Release date: September 23, 1992
Budget: $43 million
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@AdamFelber & @DuBouchet Review Movies
Adam Felber and Andres Du Bouchet perform their classic “tough” movie reviewers from the “website” “Ain’t Everything Cool dot Yes!” They’ve done these characters a few times over the years on the podcast. Always funny.
Here are a couple of past reviews from “Ain’t Everything Cool Dot Yes”:
Here and here
I produced a live comedy show with Adam Felber and Andres Du Bouchet. We’re doing it again
in January. If you’re in LA, let me know. Here’s info on the show
Giant Tuesday Night of Amazing Inventions and Also There is a Game’s 15th Annual Holiday Special!
Francisco Guglioni (CONAN writer/performer Andres du Bouchet) is a fictional character, and he knows it. Armed with nothing more than a vague “sketch comedy accent”, and the most minimal of backstories, he has been entertaining crowds here in the states for 15 years with his extravaganza ‘Giant Tuesday Night of Amazing Inventions and Also There is a Game’, a rollicking variety show that is exactly what it sounds like. Now, along with his trusty fictional keyboardist, manager and parrot wrangler Hank Mayonnaise (Adam Felber from Real Time with Bill Maher and NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me), Francisco brings his absurdist show to NerdMelt for a rollicking fun holiday-themed time.
With special guests Dana Gould, Dan Cronin (another CONANwriter/performer), Brandon Wardell, Ed Salazar and singer Rebecca Schiffman! Produced by Adam Spiegelman.
“Mad Max: Fury Road” The Movie Review w/ @adamfelber & @toddlevin
Mad Max: Fury Road is out and we saw it! Adam Felber (NPR) and Todd Levin (Conan) join me in their review.
“Mad Max:Fury Road” stars Tom Hardy, and Nicholas Hoult.
Todd and I record in a sketchy alley behind Sunset and Curson. Right near Meltdown Comics where you can watch “Horrible Movie Night.”
n a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland.
Instead of the reboot being a remake of Mad Max (1979), revealing how Max Rockantasky became The Road Warrior. George Miller decided that the reboot will take place in the post-apocalyptic Australia, years after the new Max (Tom Hardy) lost his family, because he did not wish to do a remake or retell the story that had already been told and had wanted to update the universe and the wasteland and wanted new moviegoers to remember Max as a man with nothing to lose after losing his family.
After George Miller screened some footage at SXSW film festival. A man stood up and asked: “How the hell did you film that!?” That man was none other than director Robert Rodriguez.
Over 80% of the effects seen in the film are real practical effects, stunts, make-up and sets. CGI was used sparingly. Mainly to enhance the Namibian landscape, remove stunt rigging. Also for Charlize Theron‘s left hand which in the film is a prosthetic arm.
BIG SEQUEL NEWS! FROM AV CLUB “Mad Max Fury Road”!
In the week’s most expertly timed announcement, director George Miller has let Twitch know that he’s shooting not one but two Mad Max films back to back. With an eye on “rapid release.” It’s a reboot of the post-apocalyptic franchise that laid the foundation for Mel Gibson’s eventual rise to the top of the fellatio-demanding food chain. It will star Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, and pick up shortly after the events of 1985’s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Miller says the next film and its sequel will be titled Mad Max: Fury Road and Mad Max: Furiosa, respectively, which suggests the second part will find Max traversing the wasteland in a sporty Italian hatchback.
“In The Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale” w/ @adamfelber
Adam Felber (NPR) returns to talk about the “In The Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale.” (listen to the review and watch the whole movie) The master director, Uwe Boll, makes a film with very little dungeons and not one siege. Imagine “Lord of the Rings” with Jason Statham as Frodo Baggins, Burt Reynolds as the king and lots of fake boobs. Matthew Lillard (FX’s “The Bridge” and “Bosch”) eats up scenery as Ray Liotta takes a nap.
“The Christmas Shoes” and “The Christmas Blessing” W/ Adam Felber
The saddest Christmas song ever was made into the saddest Christmas movie ever. “The Christmas Shoes” stars Rob Lowe, Dorian Harewood, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, John Dunsworth (“The Trailer Park Boys”) and a fabulous pair of shoes. Listen to me and NPR’s Adam Felber (“Wait… Wait Don’t Tell Me”) via Skype from his backyard to talk about the this three hanky tearjerker and it’s sequel, “The Christmas Blessing.”
Watch the Christmas Shoes Here.
From IMDB.com: Two separate stories mesh – in the first, a young music teacher, Maggie Andrews, begins dying of a heart condition and her son Nathan tries to get a pair of Christmas shoes for her before she dies. In the second, lawyer Robert Layton and his wife Kate are slowly drifting apart and the matter comes to a head during Christmas when Kate takes over for Maggie for the school choir and declines a job in Robert’s firm. When Robert’s mother passes away, he begins to reconsider things and his and Nathan’s paths cross on Christmas Eve as Nathan tries to raise the money for the shoes and Robert tries to get a present for his daughter. Written by email@example.com
“The Christmas Blessing” stars Neil Patrick Harris as the grown up kid from the first movie. The problem is, they never bothered to recast his father, so the actors are roughly the same age. Rebecca Gayheart plays Patrick’s free spirited love interest – who gets really sick, but doesn’t die. Angus T. Jones (“2 1/2 Men” and carrier ending Youtube videos) plays a cute kid with a foot fetish and a week to live. “Doctor, what is it?” “I’m sorry to inform you, but your son won’t live past the third act of this film.”
Comedian Patton Oswalt has a very funny routine about the song “The Christmas Shoes” by the Christian rock group “New Song.” billybobjomes did a great job animating it for us.
Best of Adam Felber indeed! Listen to all of them. The Chet ones on the best.