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Title: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Henry88 on October 06, 2011, 05:54:37 PM
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Release Date: April 4, 2012
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Screenwriter: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Mike Cerrone
Starring: Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso, Sean Hayes, Jane Lynch, Larry David, Stephen Collins, Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Hudson
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: Not Available
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Plot Summary: The movie takes place when the trio are dumped out as newborns at the door of an orphanage. The comedy follows them to adulthood and is very much in the spirit of the original shorts, in which the blue collar bumblers got the best of the wealthy society matrons that tried to exploit them.

http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=50142


Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: ambitiously stupid on December 07, 2011, 06:07:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCdZje_sTF0&feature=player_embedded :o
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: shodan on December 07, 2011, 09:00:39 PM
jesus i want to see that.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on December 07, 2011, 09:05:44 PM
Wow. That looks PAINFULLY unfunny. I'm surprised Adam Sandler isn't behind this.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: shodan on December 07, 2011, 09:06:30 PM
Wow. That looks PAINFULLY unfunny. I'm surprised Adam Sandler isn't behind this.
wait what? i laughed my ass off during that trailer.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on December 07, 2011, 09:12:00 PM
Wow. That looks PAINFULLY unfunny. I'm surprised Adam Sandler isn't behind this.
wait what? i laughed my ass off during that trailer.

I didn't find any of that even remotely funny. It looked like nothing but America's Funniest Lamest, Most Unfunny Home Videos gags.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Darth Geek on December 07, 2011, 09:18:39 PM
The only thing I really laughed at was when he asked if Larry had dynamite and Larry opened his vest enthusiastically.

Really, as someone who doesn't care much for the Stooges, to me this does look like the original Stooges. All the tired overused gags they always did. I don't mind watching it for a few minutes, but when you get repetative even in a ten minute short, YOU'RE NOT COMEDY GENIUSES!
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: shodan on December 07, 2011, 09:22:48 PM
eh well like i said it made me laugh, i have faith in the farrelly brothers.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: mrbasehart on December 08, 2011, 04:43:05 AM
The original Three Stooges weren't funny, and it looks like the Farrelly's have made a faithful adaptation.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: spaceforarent on December 08, 2011, 08:12:38 AM
Wow. That looks PAINFULLY unfunny. I'm surprised Adam Sandler isn't behind this.
I get it!
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: ScottotD on December 08, 2011, 08:35:38 AM
Wow. That looks PAINFULLY unfunny.

So, a fitting tribute then?


Nah, neither this or the shorts are really my thing.  Wonder how well pratfalls will do in this day and age though.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: shodan on December 08, 2011, 08:36:42 AM
mel brooks managed to pull of a silent movie.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Nunyerbiz on December 08, 2011, 09:12:18 AM
Yea.. much like a post I made in regards to Aqua Teen Hunger Force in another thread... I think The Stooges worked pretty well in 15-20 minute shorts... I don't know if their shtick, whether it was the original guys from the 1940s or this current cast today, can sustain 90 minutes in a feature. But unless it just gets universally brutalized, it's something I'd likely rent/stream at some point.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Darth Geek on December 08, 2011, 09:20:51 AM

Nah, neither this or the shorts are really my thing.  Wonder how well pratfalls will do in this day and age though.
Slapstick is pretty universal. I can see it doing particularly well overseas.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on December 08, 2011, 09:22:35 AM

Nah, neither this or the shorts are really my thing.  Wonder how well pratfalls will do in this day and age though.
Slapstick is pretty universal. I can see it doing particularly well overseas.

The foreign translation should be Dumb Men Get Hit In Dick
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: MrTorso on December 08, 2011, 09:35:47 AM
I loved the Stooges as a kid, i love em as an adult. Many happy memories of watching 3 Stooges with my father. I bought all the remastered chronological DVD sets they put out and have watched em all.

This movie though?? I won't see it. Although there is that swimsuit nun......
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Bob on December 08, 2011, 09:41:47 AM
I loved the Stooges as a kid, i love em as an adult. Many happy memories of watching 3 Stooges with my father. I bought all the remastered chronological DVD sets they put out and have watched em all.

This movie though?? I won't see it. Although there is that swimsuit nun......

What he said.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: mrbasehart on December 08, 2011, 09:57:05 AM
I loved the Stooges as a kid, i love em as an adult. Many happy memories of watching 3 Stooges with my father. I bought all the remastered chronological DVD sets they put out and have watched em all.

This movie though?? I won't see it. Although there is that swimsuit nun......

What he said.

Save your money and go and look up Kate Upton. 
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: stansimpson on December 08, 2011, 10:10:42 AM
Nowhere near the heights of comedy like the Marx brothers, Chaplin, Keaton, etc., but I've always enjoyed their humor (esp lately for some reason).  For me, nobody does lowbrow slapstick better. I'm always like "I shouldn't be laughing at this... but I am. I'm gonna go with it."

Which is exactly how I felt about the trailer. I laughed at the iPhone joke, the hitting, the antics. And if you don't like the Stooges, then, yeah, not sure why this movie should entertain you any differently. You're probably looking for something like the made-for-tv movie "The Three Stooges" made in 2000 with Michael Chiklis as Curly. I think any non-Stooge fan could enjoy that. And FWIW, this movie looks a million times better than anything post-Shemp (their cartoon show a shining example of awfulness),

I think The Stooges worked pretty well in 15-20 minute shorts... I don't know if their shtick, whether it was the original guys from the 1940s or this current cast today, can sustain 90 minutes in a feature. But unless it just gets universally brutalized, it's something I'd likely rent/stream at some point.

Good news. From what I remember, the movie should be a series of shorts. Not sure if they changed that, and I'm too lazy to check right now.
EDIT: Just read the plot synopsis.
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Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: spaceforarent on December 08, 2011, 10:22:08 AM
As far as I can tell from the trailer the choices for Moe and Curly seem good. However, Larry is terrible. As Billy West put it, Larry sounds like an old, depressed Jewish man.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: MrTorso on December 08, 2011, 10:37:33 AM
Save your money and go and look up Kate Upton. 

Already did!
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Bob on December 08, 2011, 11:32:25 AM
Save your money and go and look up Kate Upton. 

Already did!

Hmmmmm, well, I guess I can enter her name in Google and select the images and HOLY CRAP!!!!!! 
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Darth Geek on December 08, 2011, 12:20:05 PM
Save your money and go and look up Kate Upton. 

Already did!

Hmmmmm, well, I guess I can enter her name in Google and select the images and HOLY CRAP!!!!!! 
Note to self, do this AFTER WORK.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: daltysmilth on December 08, 2011, 05:29:59 PM
Yeah, Will Sasso and the guy playing Moe seem pretty well-cast, but Sean Hayes as Larry? 
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Thrifty on December 08, 2011, 06:44:03 PM
I'll wait for the DVD and rent it then.  Not worth 10 of my dollars, but probably worth 2 hours of my time.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Russell on December 10, 2011, 11:39:50 PM
The best part of the trailer was (easily) poking Snooki's eyes out.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: shodan on December 10, 2011, 11:48:18 PM
The best part of the trailer was (easily) poking Snooki's eyes out.
hell yes
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Darth Geek on December 11, 2011, 09:53:34 AM
The best part of the trailer was (easily) poking Snooki's eyes out.
Eh, I was still dissapointed she was in it at all to really enjoy that. Plus, the laugh Moe did right after that was extreemely obnoxious.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Russell on December 11, 2011, 10:41:28 AM
Eh, I was still dissapointed she was in it at all to really enjoy that. Plus, the laugh Moe did right after that was extreemely obnoxious.
I was hoping the movie would be set in the 30's or 40's. The era is just so much more charming and less vulgar if you get my meaning.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Darth Geek on December 11, 2011, 11:37:29 AM
Eh, I was still dissapointed she was in it at all to really enjoy that. Plus, the laugh Moe did right after that was extreemely obnoxious.
I was hoping the movie would be set in the 30's or 40's. The era is just so much more charming and less vulgar if you get my meaning.
I don't know about "more charming". But setting it back then would put a distance between modern day and the movie that would have helped it, I think.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: shodan on December 11, 2011, 11:42:25 AM
Eh, I was still dissapointed she was in it at all to really enjoy that. Plus, the laugh Moe did right after that was extreemely obnoxious.
I was hoping the movie would be set in the 30's or 40's. The era is just so much more charming and less vulgar if you get my meaning.
I don't know about "more charming". But setting it back then would put a distance between modern day and the movie that would have helped it, I think.
but then snooki wouldnt have her eyes poked out.....
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Russell on December 11, 2011, 02:39:33 PM
but then snooki wouldnt have her eyes poked out.....
The thing is this movie is most likely going to be rife with obnoxiousness because it has a contemporary setting. I mean I don't mind seeing tits or anything(Yes, in the trailer for this movie there is a Nun dressed in a skimpy swimsuit that shows off her knockers), but as I recall, the draw of the original Three Stooges had nothing to do with sex appeal, but just three guys pushing each others faces into table saws and come out without a scratch.

Physical comedy isn't as effective as it used to be anyway. Everybody and their mother has done the falling down/kicked in the crotch/nose/face gag millions of times, so many times in fact that when I see it part of me wants to fly into a homicidal rage.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on December 11, 2011, 02:45:01 PM
but then snooki wouldnt have her eyes poked out.....
Physical comedy isn't as effective as it used to be anyway. Everybody and their mother has done the falling down/kicked in the crotch/nose/face gag millions of times, so many times in fact that when I see it part of me wants to fly into a homicidal rage.

I think there's only one type of person that still enjoys that type of humor...

http://www.youtube.com/v/mV1LWhNpTJU?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: shodan on December 11, 2011, 03:00:33 PM
the simpsons still has a lot of great physical humor. so does futurama.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: stansimpson on December 11, 2011, 04:03:39 PM
Just thought of Tobias (aka Mrs. Featherbottom) and the umbrella/fall-into-the-table bit. There is great physical humor out there. It's just been hijacked by those crappy post-Home Alone kids' movies.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on December 11, 2011, 04:08:39 PM
Don't get me wrong, I'm referring to the real cheap, lazy, injury-for-the-sake-of-injury attempts at humor. Of course there's plenty of great contemporary physical comedy. The greatest modern example I can think of is Chris Farley, who was an absolute genius at physical comedy.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Russell on December 11, 2011, 04:16:12 PM
the simpsons still has a lot of great physical humor. so does futurama.
It has to be done very carefully though otherwise it is really stupid though. For example, George C. Scott getting hit in the groin with a football while he doubles over and shouts "OW! MY GROIN!" in that raspy throaty voice is funny. If it were anyone else saying that line, it would not be.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Thrifty on December 11, 2011, 04:21:39 PM
Moe is their leader.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: stansimpson on December 11, 2011, 06:05:26 PM
the simpsons still has a lot of great physical humor. so does futurama.
It has to be done very carefully though otherwise it is really stupid though. For example, George C. Scott getting hit in the groin with a football while he doubles over and shouts "OW! MY GROIN!" in that raspy throaty voice is funny. If it were anyone else saying that line, it would not be.
But... the ball!  His groin!  It works on SO many levels!
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Russell on December 11, 2011, 06:37:40 PM
the simpsons still has a lot of great physical humor. so does futurama.
It has to be done very carefully though otherwise it is really stupid though. For example, George C. Scott getting hit in the groin with a football while he doubles over and shouts "OW! MY GROIN!" in that raspy throaty voice is funny. If it were anyone else saying that line, it would not be.
But... the ball!  His groin!  It works on SO many levels!
Nobody nose for sure ;D
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Manderie on December 11, 2011, 07:12:37 PM
I'm not sure who this second-hand embarrassment belongs to, but I'm feeling it for ALL responsible for this movie.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Raefire on December 11, 2011, 07:22:46 PM
Why can't we get a biopic of these guys? Their actual story is so much more interesting.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on December 11, 2011, 07:24:16 PM
I'm not sure who this second-hand embarrassment belongs to, but I'm feeling it for ALL responsible for this movie.

I refuse to believe that Adam Sandler isn't in someway somehow involved in this. I'm gonna find the connection...if it's the last thing I do.

*DUN DUN DUUUUUUNNNNN*
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: stansimpson on December 11, 2011, 08:01:45 PM
Why can't we get a biopic of these guys? Their actual story is so much more interesting.

They did. Back in 2000. As an ABC Made For TV. As bad as that may sound (and not wholly accurate), it's definitely worth watching. A pre-"The Shield" Michael Chiklis played Curly (and quite well, I'd say). It chronicles their early days in vaudeville up until their fading obscurity. It's actually quite touching.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Raefire on December 11, 2011, 08:02:52 PM
Why can't we get a biopic of these guys? Their actual story is so much more interesting.

They did. Back in 2000. As an ABC Made For TV. As bad as that may sound (and not wholly accurate), it's definitely worth watching. A pre-"The Shield" Michael Chiklis played Curly (and quite well, I'd say). It chronicles their early days in vaudeville up until their fading obscurity. It's actually quite touching.

Oh, cool. I'll go find that, I guess.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Russell on December 11, 2011, 08:50:59 PM
I'm not sure who this second-hand embarrassment belongs to, but I'm feeling it for ALL responsible for this movie.

I refuse to believe that Adam Sandler isn't in someway somehow involved in this. I'm gonna find the connection...if it's the last thing I do.

*DUN DUN DUUUUUUNNNNN*
If it is Adam Sandler you can bet there'll be product placement ALL over this fucking movie(See Jack and Jill.. or not).
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Darth Geek on December 11, 2011, 08:53:01 PM
Moe is their leader.
:D :D Still a great line.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: stansimpson on December 11, 2011, 08:58:52 PM
Why can't we get a biopic of these guys? Their actual story is so much more interesting.

They did. Back in 2000. As an ABC Made For TV. As bad as that may sound (and not wholly accurate), it's definitely worth watching. A pre-"The Shield" Michael Chiklis played Curly (and quite well, I'd say). It chronicles their early days in vaudeville up until their fading obscurity. It's actually quite touching.

Oh, cool. I'll go find that, I guess.

Good news, everyone! I found it streaming free on Crackle! (http://www.crackle.com/c/The_Three_Stooges_(2000)/The_Three_Stooges/2481401?c=US) Hope you enjoy it, Raefire.  ;D
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Russell on December 13, 2011, 08:46:30 PM
I think the "magic" of the Three Stooges has been lost. Not only has physical comedy been played to death and beyond, this generation and possibly even the last doesn't really have what it takes to get the Three Stooges. And if they updated the Stooges for modern day, they're not really the Three Stooges anymore. I am however guessing the movie will most definitely end with each of them poking each other in the eyes while slapping each other around too. At best, this film will be downright mediocre, but most likely it will suck Devastator balls.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Darth Geek on December 14, 2011, 06:55:06 AM
this generation and possibly even the last doesn't really have what it takes to get the Three Stooges.
What? That's like saying "you don't have what it takes to eat babyfood". I think this generation (and the last) have grown up, and want a little more from their comedy than simple slapstick with little variety. Their shtic is old and tired, that is the problem. Yeah, slapstick still works, but the little variety that the Stooges give on it has always been my problem with them (and I love other groups like Laurel and Hardy).
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Russell on December 14, 2011, 03:05:48 PM
What? That's like saying "you don't have what it takes to eat babyfood". I think this generation (and the last) have grown up, and want a little more from their comedy than simple slapstick with little variety. Their shtic is old and tired, that is the problem. Yeah, slapstick still works, but the little variety that the Stooges give on it has always been my problem with them (and I love other groups like Laurel and Hardy).
I see where you're coming from. Unfortunately the inescapable assertion is also that slapstick can cater to the lowest common denominator.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Darth Geek on December 14, 2011, 03:24:38 PM
What? That's like saying "you don't have what it takes to eat babyfood". I think this generation (and the last) have grown up, and want a little more from their comedy than simple slapstick with little variety. Their shtic is old and tired, that is the problem. Yeah, slapstick still works, but the little variety that the Stooges give on it has always been my problem with them (and I love other groups like Laurel and Hardy).
I see where you're coming from. Unfortunately the inescapable assertion is also that slapstick can cater to the lowest common denominator.
I think slapstick does cater to the lowest common denominator, which is why it is so universally appreceated. That isn't necessarily a bad thing if it is done well, and creatively to prevent it getting stale.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Russell on December 14, 2011, 03:49:04 PM
I think slapstick does cater to the lowest common denominator, which is why it is so universally appreceated. That isn't necessarily a bad thing if it is done well, and creatively to prevent it getting stale.
As long as it's not another series of fall down go boom or kicked in the crotch then fall down hard gags.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Darth Geek on December 14, 2011, 06:08:00 PM
I think slapstick does cater to the lowest common denominator, which is why it is so universally appreceated. That isn't necessarily a bad thing if it is done well, and creatively to prevent it getting stale.
As long as it's not another series of fall down go boom or kicked in the crotch then fall down hard gags.
(http://images.wikia.com/simpsons/images/1/14/MolemanFilm.jpg)
But, it works on so many levels.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Russell on December 14, 2011, 06:39:32 PM
(http://images.wikia.com/simpsons/images/1/14/MolemanFilm.jpg)
But, it works on so many levels.
Only in VERY limited circumstances. These days it takes a work of genius to make a crotch kicking gag funny without being completely dumb and stupid.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: shodan on December 14, 2011, 06:42:00 PM
well the Farrelly brothers have managed to pull of physical comedy in their movies before so maybe this wont be terrible.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Russell on December 14, 2011, 06:57:38 PM
well the Farrelly brothers have managed to pull of physical comedy in their movies before so maybe this wont be terrible.
That's probably debatable Shodan. Their movies are pretty mediocre....Please keep in mind those are the same clowns who did Kingpin, Osmosis Jones, The Ringer, Stuck on you, and... oh, what's that other movie they just made, oh right... Hall pass! Even Michael Bay thought that movie was awful. ;)
Wait... were you being sarcastic again?
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: shodan on December 14, 2011, 07:04:27 PM
no not this time. but i do think the zipper scene at the beginning of something about Mary make me laugh my ass off and involuntarily cringe at the same time.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: stansimpson on December 14, 2011, 07:09:42 PM
well the Farrelly brothers have managed to pull of physical comedy in their movies before so maybe this wont be terrible.
When was the last time they made a good movie?
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on December 14, 2011, 07:18:21 PM
I think slapstick does cater to the lowest common denominator, which is why it is so universally appreceated. That isn't necessarily a bad thing if it is done well, and creatively to prevent it getting stale.
As long as it's not another series of fall down go boom or kicked in the crotch then fall down hard gags.

Seeing as how that's the Stooge's entire schtick. you know that's exactly what this is gonna be.

well the Farrelly brothers have managed to pull of physical comedy in their movies before so maybe this wont be terrible.
When was the last time they made a good movie?

I think everything they've made since Mary has blown big time.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: shodan on December 14, 2011, 07:23:30 PM
well the Farrelly brothers have managed to pull of physical comedy in their movies before so maybe this wont be terrible.
When was the last time they made a good movie?
i liked the remake of the heartbreak kid.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: stansimpson on December 14, 2011, 07:41:26 PM
well the Farrelly brothers have managed to pull of physical comedy in their movies before so maybe this wont be terrible.
When was the last time they made a good movie?
i liked the remake of the heartbreak kid.
(http://theblackharbor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/troll-2-oh-my-god-619x350.jpg)
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Russell on December 14, 2011, 07:43:40 PM
Seeing as how that's the Stooge's entire schtick. you know that's exactly what this is gonna be.
Well I was hoping there would be some room for somebody taking the comedic high road, so to speak.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: daltysmilth on December 15, 2011, 07:46:50 AM
Seeing as how that's the Stooge's entire schtick. you know that's exactly what this is gonna be.
Well I was hoping there would be some room for somebody taking the comedic high road, so to speak.

Come on, everybody knows the Three Stooges are all about highbrow, intellectual comedy.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Russell on December 15, 2011, 09:58:40 AM
Come on, everybody knows the Three Stooges are all about highbrow, intellectual comedy.
Lowbrow does have its place, for example, I'd much rather see a Benny Hill movie. At least then the Nun with the cleavage-revealing swimsuit would be more appropriate. But I mean if they keep making movies in this direction, it would be like making a Poirot movie where Inspector Hastings is a chippendale dancer and a pimp on the side.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Pak-Man on February 12, 2012, 01:34:35 AM
I braced myself for awful when I caught the trailer the other day, and was surprisingly intrigued. I don't think I'm sold yet, but this movie has my attention.

Keep in mind that during movie trailers/Commercials, the goal is to show you the parts of the movie that Hollywood execs want you to see, and in comedy movie trailers they're often wrong. Remember all those old ad-spots for the first couple seasons of King of the Hill where they'd find the couple seconds of show footage that made it seem low-brow and risque, when it was really just a few well-justified seconds of the show? Nuns in bikinis and lobster-groin-crunches don't give me much hope for this movie, but it might just be the most test-group-friendly bits we're seeing. Right in the middle of the trailer is a true-to-form, actually-funny, well-choreographed stooge fight. If the movie can bring more of that, then it might actually work...

Like I said, I don't think I'm sold, but I see faint glimmers of hope...
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on February 12, 2012, 06:30:55 AM
Every time I come across news about this the only thing I can think is...Really ???

This just seems like it should be a joke on Robot Chicken instead of a real thing.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Darth Geek on February 12, 2012, 12:35:52 PM
This just seems like it should be a joke on Robot Chicken instead of a real thing.
Agreed!

Since I'm not really a Stooge fan, I don't care that it doesn't look good to me. But I feel really sorry for people that are fans.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 21, 2012, 02:11:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/iA6DLxKLkfU?version=3&hl=en_US

You know, the more I see of this, the more I think it's just going to be delightful. I especially like the part where the one guy strikes the other guy.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Darth Geek on March 21, 2012, 07:03:33 PM
*sigh* Just reminds me of how damn repetative the Three Stooges are, which is why I don't really like them. I guess that makes it reasonably authentic.

Except for the bit with Curly having explosives in his vest from the first trailer. That bit still makes me laugh a little.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 21, 2012, 07:19:05 PM
Yeah, it's exactly like the Stooges I used to not laugh at as a kid. Just standing there, poking eyes, bopping each other on the head, and socking each other in the stomach for what seems like a humorless eternity.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: gbeenie on March 21, 2012, 09:31:27 PM
Why can't we get a biopic of these guys? Their actual story is so much more interesting.

THIS.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: gbeenie on March 21, 2012, 09:37:25 PM
Why can't we get a biopic of these guys? Their actual story is so much more interesting.

They did. Back in 2000. As an ABC Made For TV. As bad as that may sound (and not wholly accurate), it's definitely worth watching. A pre-"The Shield" Michael Chiklis played Curly (and quite well, I'd say). It chronicles their early days in vaudeville up until their fading obscurity. It's actually quite touching.

Oh, cool. I'll go find that, I guess.

Good news, everyone! I found it streaming free on Crackle! (http://www.crackle.com/c/The_Three_Stooges_(2000)/The_Three_Stooges/2481401?c=US) Hope you enjoy it, Raefire.  ;D

It's on Hulu+, as well. Yippee!
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 30, 2012, 12:00:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/xcBgX1tv23I?version=3&hl=en_US

I assume Stoogesta induces vomiting?

And now they're in drag? Honestly, could this get any funnier?!?

Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Pak-Man on March 30, 2012, 12:09:56 PM
I just don't know. The trailers give me alternating vibes. I'll watch one trailer with some awesome slapstick fighting and clever Stoogesque gags and think, "Hey that looks pretty good." and then I'll watch the next trailer, and the stooges are farting in a sinking car. I want to believe it will be like the first trailer, but experience tells me it's going to be farting Stooges...
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Bob on March 30, 2012, 12:36:40 PM
That looks like shit.   I cannot imagine a Three fan seeing this....I have no desire to at all.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 12, 2012, 09:17:56 PM
Catholic League Slams 'Three Stooges' for Kate Upton's Nun Bikini

(http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/sites/default/files/2012/03/three_stooges_by_pool.jpg)


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The organization also criticizes the name of Larry David's character -- Sister Mary-Mengele, a riff on the infamous Nazi; Fox responds it's a broad comedy.

The Catholic League is in an uproar over the way nuns are depicted in Peter and Bobby Farrelly's redo of The Three Stooges, which 20th Century Fox opens Friday domestically.

In a terse statement issued Thursday, Catholic League president Bill Donohue takes issue with a "nun bikini" and large rosary worn by swimsuit model Kate Upton in the slapstick comedy as well as with Larry David's character.

David, like Upton, plays a nun in Three Stooges, and his character's name is Sister Mary-Mengele -- named after infamous Nazi Josef Mengele.

"In the 1950s, Hollywood generally avoided crude fare and was respectful of religion. Today it specializes in crudity and trashes Christianity, especially Catholicism," Donohue said. "Enter The Three Stooges. The movie is not just another remake: It is a cultural marker of sociological significance, and what it says about the way we've changed is not encouraging."

Fox disagreed that Three Stooges diverges from the original series. "The movie, in keeping with the spirit of the original TV show and its stars, is a broad, slapstick comedy," a Fox spokesperson said.

"As the Stooges have proved over time, laughter is a universal medicine. The nuns that Mr. Donohue alludes to, are in fact, caring, heroic characters in the movie, albeit within the framework of a very broad comedy," the spokesperson continued. "And as far as the nun attire, I think we did the audinece a favor by letting Kate Upton wear the nun-kini rather than Larry David -- it could have gone either way. We invite you to see the movie and decide for yourselves."

The Catholic League is the largest Catholic civil rights organization in the U.S.

Donohue also criticized comments made Wednesday night by David on TBS' Conan.

"He said to Conan O'Brien that dressing as a nun in the film makes it easy to understand why nuns are 'so mean,' " Donohue said. "He explains: 'You know, the outfits might have something to do with that. Forget about the fact that they never have sex. If you give me a chance of no sex or having to wear that outfit the rest of my life, I would definitely take the no sex.' "

Donohue's statement included the e-mail address of a top Fox executive.

NO HOT NUNS!!!

I didn't know Larry David was involved with this movie. That's a shame.

Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: ScottotD on April 12, 2012, 09:22:26 PM
I found that funnier than the trailer, you'd think they'd have mellowed a little or at least worked out nobody cares if they're offended
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 12, 2012, 09:32:12 PM
I found that funnier than the trailer, you'd think they'd have mellowed a little or at least worked out nobody cares if they're offended

I've taken dumps that were funnier than those trailers. I remember this one time when I was coming down off of mescaline and took a dump that looked exactly like Bob Hope. I turned around and saw that and I just laughed and laughed. I still have it, actually. Every once in a while, I'll take it out and look at it and just laugh.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: gojikranz on April 12, 2012, 10:53:10 PM
i have a feeling its gonna suck royally.  snookie in the trailer killed it for me.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Darth Geek on April 13, 2012, 05:10:49 AM
i have a feeling its gonna suck royally.  snookie in the trailer killed it for me.
While the very presence of Snookie is irritating, I found his laugh after poking her in the eyes FAR more irritating. He just surprised her a little, and he laughs like it's the funniest goddamn thing in the history of man!
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: ScottotD on April 13, 2012, 05:25:04 AM
I don't find the 3 Stooges funny at all but I find this unfunny in a different way, weird
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: ScottotD on April 13, 2012, 06:40:32 AM
I found that funnier than the trailer, you'd think they'd have mellowed a little or at least worked out nobody cares if they're offended

Did they protest the nun in The Blues Brothers too, I wonder?

Anyway, she has her head covered, so she's still being humble before god. I don't see the problem.

The fact that anyone representing the Catholic church thinks they have a leg to stand on regarding morality is baffling to me, besides the fact that comedy is always offensive to someone because that's what comedy is.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: daltysmilth on April 13, 2012, 09:17:41 AM
I found that funnier than the trailer, you'd think they'd have mellowed a little or at least worked out nobody cares if they're offended

Did they protest the nun in The Blues Brothers too, I wonder?

Anyway, she has her head covered, so she's still being humble before god. I don't see the problem.

The fact that anyone representing the Catholic church thinks they have a leg to stand on regarding morality is baffling to me, besides the fact that comedy is always offensive to someone because that's what comedy is.

I was going to ask you to explain that statement, but rather than derail this thread, I decided to start another religion thread:  http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=24550.0 (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=24550.0)
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: feinting goats on April 27, 2012, 10:42:00 AM
I saw it last night.  It was much better than I thought it would be.  first 15 minute sucked but after that it really took off.  Lots of laugh out loud stuff.  Go see it dudes.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on April 27, 2012, 10:49:36 AM
I don't care one way or the other about the Three Stooges I just have a fear that if this movie is a hit it will start a trend of movies studios remaking classic comedy teams and next we will see new Marx Brothers or Jack Benny movies.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: therul on April 27, 2012, 11:04:55 AM
Laural and Hardy, Martin and Lewis, Abbot and Costello! >:D
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: feinting goats on April 27, 2012, 11:37:47 AM
I don't care one way or the other about the Three Stooges I just have a fear that if this movie is a hit it will start a trend of movies studios remaking classic comedy teams and next we will see new Marx Brothers or Jack Benny movies.

The Farrelly brothers already did a Marx Brothers movie.  It is hi-larious.  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103872/

Wont you please reconsider seeing the three stooges?  its funny I promise.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: MontyServo on April 27, 2012, 01:10:48 PM
I didn't know they did Brain Donors.  It wasn't funny, but it was very Marx Brothers.  Probably why it wasn't very funny.

Is there a way to unlike a post?

The part about the Marx Brothers not being funny that is, I agree about Brain Donors.  That movie was a stinker.  Except that the Farrelly Brothers had nothing to do with Brain Donors.  It was the Zuckers and Pat Proft that were responsible for that train wreck.

As far as the Marx Brothers go, I would put Duck Soup up there with any other comedy you can name as far as being one of the most funniest movies ever.  Their other output is very hit and miss.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: MontyServo on April 27, 2012, 01:18:06 PM
I don't care one way or the other about the Three Stooges I just have a fear that if this movie is a hit it will start a trend of movies studios remaking classic comedy teams and next we will see new Marx Brothers or Jack Benny movies.

Ah yes, the classic comedy team of Jack Benny.  I loved them.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: MontyServo on April 27, 2012, 01:21:16 PM
Laural and Hardy, Martin and Lewis, Abbot and Costello! >:D

You forgot Burns and Allen, Bob and Ray, Cagney and Lacey, oh and of course, Olson and Johnson.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Gandalf Lundgren on April 27, 2012, 03:12:22 PM
Kill it with fire! Will NOT be watching this travesty.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: gojikranz on April 27, 2012, 08:51:38 PM
well as a loyal stooge fan i saw it.  it wasn't as horrible as i feared but its certainly not good. 
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: ScottotD on April 27, 2012, 09:36:46 PM
Kill it with fire! Will NOT be watching this travesty.

So you'll never know if you like it or not.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Bob on April 28, 2012, 04:21:36 AM
Kill it with fire! Will NOT be watching this travesty.

I will never watch this crap either!
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Gandalf Lundgren on April 28, 2012, 04:38:39 AM
Kill it with fire! Will NOT be watching this travesty.

So you'll never know if you like it or not.

I've seen the trailer, so I do know that I won't like it.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Space version 2.0 on April 28, 2012, 06:14:48 AM
I found that funnier than the trailer, you'd think they'd have mellowed a little or at least worked out nobody cares if they're offended

Did they protest the nun in The Blues Brothers too, I wonder?

Anyway, she has her head covered, so she's still being humble before god. I don't see the problem.
Maybe the problem is that she is wearing a habit, seeing as how nuns really don't wear them anymore.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: therul on April 28, 2012, 09:46:09 AM
you were a nun?
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: feinting goats on April 28, 2012, 02:42:30 PM
I didn't know they did Brain Donors.  It wasn't funny, but it was very Marx Brothers.  Probably why it wasn't very funny.

Is there a way to unlike a post?

The part about the Marx Brothers not being funny that is, I agree about Brain Donors.  That movie was a stinker.  Except that the Farrelly Brothers had nothing to do with Brain Donors.  It was the Zuckers and Pat Proft that were responsible for that train wreck.

As far as the Marx Brothers go, I would put Duck Soup up there with any other comedy you can name as far as being one of the most funniest movies ever.  Their other output is very hit and miss.

Actually it WAS the Farrelly brothers.  Check and mate my friend.
Title: Re: The Three Stooges (2012)
Post by: Space version 2.0 on April 28, 2012, 05:19:43 PM
I found that funnier than the trailer, you'd think they'd have mellowed a little or at least worked out nobody cares if they're offended

Did they protest the nun in The Blues Brothers too, I wonder?

Anyway, she has her head covered, so she's still being humble before god. I don't see the problem.
Maybe the problem is that she is wearing a habit, seeing as how nuns really don't wear them anymore.

They don't? When I was wee they did, but I guess that was awhile ago.
Not to say that no nuns wear them, but it's been in decline since restrictions were loosened up in the 60's. Same as how you don't see many Catholic services in Latin anymore.

I'm sure I don't have to tell you, but it is very hard to resist making "habit" puns right now.