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Strange Brew aka 'The Adventures of Bob & Douc McKenzie: Strange Brew' (1983)

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Director: Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas

Written by: few obviously intoxicated guys ( among them those above and another one )

Starring: Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Paul Dooley, Max von Sydow, Lynne Griffin

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Two canadian brother are sent on a mission to buy a beer for their dad. Since they don't have any money they are forced to go directly to the Brevery to try get some % for free. There, they are suddenly thrown into a world-wide crisis, when it appears that the Brevery not only produces beer, but madmen obsessed with controlling the world as well!


WORTH IT?

No.

It so crazy at the beginning, that I've turned it off few times. Then as I tried again, I suddenly realized that that after the silly crazy unfunny beginning something begins to happen, with a potential for a nice story... but then again!... it goes crazy and silly again.

I mean, the idea itself sounds ok. Two idiots with a silly mission, with beer being the most important thing in their life, must save the wor…

Real Men (1987)

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Starring: James Belushi, John Ritter

Written and Directed by: Dennis Feldman

WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?
When a person crucial to a save-the-world mission gets killed, a CIA agent ( James Belushi ) must escort his lookalike ( John Ritter ) from one coast of the United States to another, in order to make a a deal... with Aliens. 


WORTH WATCHING?

Yes.

It's totally weird, it looks cheap, and makes no sense, but at the same time things that make it so unconvential make it original and watchable as well.

The script is totally crazy, I don't think anyone cared to think it over while writitng or greenlighting it's production. It's more like a kid's story, child play's scenario made on the spot.

But it's surprisingly funny, even if it's stupid at some many times.


It's strong point is the cast, and the characters. James Belushi and John Ritter play very well together, and their roles are surprisinly likeable, ane believable too.

I must admit, I didn't like the way Belus…

Fletch lives (1989)

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Fletch lives (1989)


Starring: Chevy Chase, Hal Holbrook, Julianne Phillips, Randal "Tex" Cobb, Richard Libertini, Cleavon Little, Patricia Kalember

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT?
An investage reporter from LA quits his job when he learns that his aunt left him a plantation in Louisiana in her will. Hovewer, as soon as he gets there, he realizes that it's not what he's expected... and that local swamps hide more secrets and crime too.


WORTH WATCHING?

I'm not sure. Honestly, being a fan of the first movie in the Fletch series, I didn't like the strange mix of crime and humor that is shown in this installment.

The original Fletch didn't even try to hide that it was a bit of a self-parody at time. But here I'd say they've managed to jump a shark.

The way our hero keeps his jokes a minute after an innocent woman is brutally murdered is NOT funny at all, and it ruins the rest of the movie, because of such actions.
Well, there is of course ple…

Fletch (1985)

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Fletch (1985)



Starring: Chevy Chase, Tim Matheson, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Richard Libertini, Geena Davis, George Wendt

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Script by: Andrew Bergman

WHAT IS ABOUT?

A newspaper reporter goes undercover to write an article about drug trafficking in Los Angeles, when a total stranger offers him money to... kill him. No wonder that this quickly becomes an even more interesting story... and a more deadly too.


WORTH WATCHING?

Definitely!

It's a classic You don't wonna miss!

It's a bit complicated though, as for a comedy, as there is a lot of investigation, and a bit of thriller in it as well.
Still, Chevy does a great job, and even when his life is put at risk, he can't stop make viewers laugh.

It may seem a bit unrealistic because of it, he's not that much of an investigate reporter, as he's never serious in what he's doing.

Still, it's something I bought and enjoyed. And it will enterain You as well, for sure.


There's a pretty nice cast, to…

Big (1988)

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Big (1988)


Starring: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard, Jared Rushton, Mercedes Ruehl

Directed by: Penny Marshall

Script by: Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg

WHAT IS ABOUT?
As a small boy's wish becomes reality, he must go to the city and live an adult's life, until he will find a way to regain his real body and age.


WORTH WATCHING?

Absolutely!

This is a classic and still a good entertaining funny movie to watch.

There's not much to add, You must see it by Yourself.

I'm not sure if Tom Hanks' role deserved an Oscar Animation though. He's good as always, but can't call it anything genious. It was a well written role, and well executed of course. Although, it's always amazes me in this kind of movies that grown-up kids act much more childish, than as they were still boys.

It's kind of common actually, and "Big" goes with the same approach.


I'm not sure if I could call it "realistic" as well.
It would be probably panned by th…

Real Men (1987)

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Real Men (1987)


Starring: James Belushi, John Ritter

Written and Directed by: Dennis Feldman

WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?
When a person crucial to a save-the-world mission gets killed, a CIA agent ( James Belushi ) must escort his lookalike ( John Ritter ) from one coast of the United States to another, in order to make a a deal... with Aliens.


WORTH WATCHING?

Yes.

It's totally weird, it looks cheap, and makes no sense, but at the same time things that make it so unconvential make it original and watchable as well.

The script is totally crazy, I don't think anyone cared to think it over while writitng or greenlighting it's production. It's more like a kid's story, child play's scenario made on the spot.

But it's surprisingly funny, even if it's stupid at some many times.


It's strong point is the cast, and the characters. James Belushi and John Ritter play very well together, and their roles are surprisinly likeable, ane believable too.

I must admit, I didn't lik…

Date with an Angel (1987)

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Date with an Angel (1987)


Starring: Michael E. Knight, Phoebe Cates, Emmanuelle Beart

Directed and written by: Tom McLoughlin

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
A soon-to-be married fellow finds an injured angel in his pool.


WORTH WATCHING?

Yes.

It's not a laugh-out-loud type of a comedy, most of the gags that were probably supposed to be funny do not work, and it's not even a well made movie... though it's still watchable because of all the Angel scenes... and Phoebe Cates!

Without those two - beaituful blonde-haired Emmanuelle Beart and suprisingly comedy-skiller Phoebe, this movie woulnd't make any sense.

I didn't care much about the main hero, he was a pretty nice fellow, with a big heart, but I didn't find anything special about this performance.
Same with his collegues who were supposed to bring the laughing moments because of their stupidity and craziness... or at least I guess so.


But even if they failed to bring anything good to the movie, the angel itself resuces it for them.

Ser…

Hero at Large (1980)

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Hero at Large (1980)


Starring: John Ritter, Anne Archer

Directed by: Martin Davidson

Scripy by: AJ Carothers

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
When a struggling actor beats a bunch of thugs while still wearing his superhero costume, he becomes a sensation and inspiration for the entire city of New York.


WORTH WATCHING?

Yes.

It's surprisingly sweet.

It's not a laugh-out-laud type of a comedy. I can't remember any laugs actually, but it's more like a feel-good type of the movie. You smile all the time, because you enjoy the story and because it's characters are very very likeable and you care about their life.


The movie itself looks kind of old and cheap, as it is more like a 70s movie, than 80s movie really, and I guess it story wouln't do well if it was shot today.

But since it was filmed BEFORE the whole superhero movie boom it actually does a pretty good job.

The story itself is somewhat unbelievable, and I'm not sure if hero's relationship with the "chick" is believa…

Money Pit (1986)

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Money Pit (1986)

Starring: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

Script: David Giller

WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?
A loving New York couple is suddenly forced to move out of their place and find a new home. Knowing that it's almost impossible to find any means of housing in the city, they decide to buy a mantion outside the town. But what seems like an occasion of a life time, with time proves that it's definitely worth the little amount of money they've paid for it... or that it's worth even less. They decide to put their money into it and turn it into their dream house anyway... but will their love and relationship withstand their never ending problems? And so... will the house still stand after that? ;)


WORTH WATCHING?

Yes and No, depending on what kind of mood do You seek to get by watching the comedy.
It's pretty much sweet actually, with it's beninning, and the ending... but I do believe that the comedy's main purpose IS to give la…

A fine mess (1986)

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Starring: Ted Danson,  Howie Mandel

Directed by: Blake Edwards ( badly underpayed, forced to direct it or impersonated by someone )

Script by: a total weirdo

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT?
I don't know. I don't care. I didn't get the story during the first 20 minutes or more, and then decided to turn if off.


WORTH WATCHING?

NO.
If You're a die hard Ted Danson fan or Howie Mandel fan You can try.
But seriously, it's madness, it's totally out of any sense. With acting, with story, with dialogue, with pacing and so on.

I'm very much into the 80s, fashion, cars, hair styles and so on, so I tend to get trough a lot of bad movies... but... I didn't try to get trough this one.

What I did like were the ladies. Some real beauties. But I was even more surprised then to learn that it's hard to find who's playing them!
Seriously! There this fine lady, with some dialogue, doing a scene with Ted Danson, a sex scene in some way, and... there's no info about her. Because th…

Deal of the Century (1983)

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Starring: Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, Gregory Hines

Director: Bud Yorkin

WHAT IT'S ABOUT?
A group of arm dealers tries to sell weapons to a dictator.


IS IT WORTH WATCHING OR BUYING?

It depends.

If You are a die-hard Chevy Chase fan, or 80s fun, sure. You can have it.

But... if You're simply looking for a comedy and laughs You should avoid it. It's unfunny, there's are NO LAUGHS.

It's supposed to be a comedy. But it's really not. Who ever knows what this movie is, and is about, and what was the reason it was made should get a Noble prize.

It's main problem and only problem is the story.

It's totally uninteresting. You won't care about the characters and what's going on. There's no comedy, no drama, no real goals to follows.
There's scenes that are probably supposed to be funny, but they don't really work.

On the other hand...

It has good actors and GOOD ACTING.


It's pretty well directed at most times ( excluding scenes of air fights and some…