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Only Murders in the Building

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by RosesFromYesterday, Jan 14, 2022.

  1. plugmeintosomething

    plugmeintosomething Forum Resident

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    USA
    And of course, The Three Amigos!
     
  2. I think ' The Three Amigis' was a misfire for all three amigos...
     
  3. Prince John

    Prince John Forum Resident

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    I take it you’ve never watched a single National Lampoon’s Vacation film.

    Christmas Vacation is a crapshoot?
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2022
  4. cwitt1980

    cwitt1980 Senior Member

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    Carbondale, IL USA
    It was okay. I call it 'Easy TV.' It's like easy listening music but on TV.
     
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  5. curbach

    curbach Some guy on the internet

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    On the whole I’d agree, but it had its moments.
     
  6. Captain Groovy

    Captain Groovy Senior Member

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    Hysterical. Beyond funny.

    I'm jealous - you've got Caddyshack, National Lampoon's Vacation, Spies Like Us, Three Amigos, Fletch to take in! I remember seeing Fletch in the movie theater when I was young. Dragged my dad. My mom and sister saw "D.A.R.Y.L." or something in next theater. Loved, loved, loved Fletch.

    His smug, anti-authoritative, handsome wise-ass schtick was gold in the 80s.

    With the exception of a few scenes that haven't aged well (dog dragging), the original Vacation is near-perfect. Chevy first outing as Clark Griswold. Created by Chevy/John Hughes/Harold Ramis. What a perfect mix that all turned out to be.

    I don't understand why Three Amigos isn't universally lauded. In my crew it sure is (to this day!). So quotable.. see it and you'll never forget what "infamous" or "plethora" means.
     
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  7. I love it. Plenty of silly laughs for me.

    “a sweater!”
     
  8. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Hendon!!!

    Location:
    CoCoCo, Ca
    Yeah. Hard to believe now isn't it.

    OG SNL
    Caddyshack
    Fletch
    Spies Like Us
    First two Vacation movies


    Then idkwtf happened…
     
  9. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Hendon!!!

    Location:
    CoCoCo, Ca
    Yeah. Hard to believe now isn't it.

    OG SNL
    Caddyshack
    Fletch
    First two Vacation movies
     
  10. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Hendon!!!

    Location:
    CoCoCo, Ca
    We pruned….the hedges….
     
  11. RosesFromYesterday

    RosesFromYesterday Sitting on an angry chair Thread Starter

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    Christmas Vacation had funny moments, but he wasn't funny in it. I like the part where the cat gets zapped.
     
  12. Chevy was funnier than the cat getting zapped.
     
  13. RosesFromYesterday

    RosesFromYesterday Sitting on an angry chair Thread Starter

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    IMHO the cat getting zapped was the funniest part of the whole movie, but YMMV
     
  14. tkl7

    tkl7 Agent Provocateur

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    New York, NY, USA
    For me, Martin Short can be annoying, I can see why younger people wouldn't find him as funny because pretty much every character he has done in the last 25 years is a variation on either his Jiminy Glick persona (which seems like a self-borrow of his Ed Grimley persona) or Franck from Father of the Bride.
     
  15. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

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    Oregon Coast
    it's a bit interesting to see which duplicate threads get quickly vaporized and those that don't. Maybe looking through a prism would help. Maybe it's because it's somehow about Chevy Chase now.
     
  16. Captain Groovy

    Captain Groovy Senior Member

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    Freedonia, USA
    I thought Martin Short was charming in this, well-balanced but still "him".

    Steve Martin always delivers. I really enjoyed Season 1. I like smaller fun murder mysteries like this, and entire thing had the air of a more grounded Steve Martin "The New Yorker" piece.
     

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