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Title: No. Really.
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on April 16, 2013, 04:56:52 PM
I'm a somewhat good Mormon guy, so I don't usually go for the swearing and the blaspheming... But really, godammit. What the fuck did I just watch?

(Referring to the movie part, not the Riff, which was yet another A+ 2013 entry.)
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: losingmydignity on April 16, 2013, 05:10:58 PM
"What the fuck did I just watch?"


The Wiz's brain-damaged bastard step-child?
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Trekker4747 on April 16, 2013, 05:46:54 PM
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I'm a somewhat good Mormon guy, so I don't usually go for the swearing and the blaspheming... But really, godammit. What the fuck did I just watch?

Ooooo. One of your wives isn't going to like that tone! (I kid, I kid. One of my best friends is LDS so I'm pretty familiar with Mormon ways. :))

I'm not sure what that was at all... I think, though, the movie and the guys had me about mid-way through or so with the song of poor Double Entendres, "Coming (Cuming?) For You."

Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Bob on April 16, 2013, 05:53:44 PM
Okay......

What.....the.....hell......was......that.......about?
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Compound on April 16, 2013, 06:28:13 PM
...

Why am I rewatching this? ArrrggghhH!!!!

Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Beyond the Riff on April 16, 2013, 08:40:48 PM
Eh, all musicals are weird. This movie isn't so bad. Maybe a notch below Phantom of the Paradise. That ending was certainly a cheat, though. Let's all walk off into the sky behind the golden caddy! Where the hell did that come from? No climactic battle, or inspiring moment of human redemption or any kind of twist, just, Welp, we'll be moseying off to heaven, now, buh-bye....
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: losingmydignity on April 16, 2013, 09:35:14 PM
"This movie isn't so bad."

I've only watched the first twenty seconds of the preview--and I think you're insane.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 16, 2013, 10:14:45 PM
thanks for the spoiler alert
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Trekker4747 on April 17, 2013, 12:47:56 AM
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This movie isn't so bad.

Watch the "Come to Me" bit again and tell me that with a straight face.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: garbagebuddy on April 17, 2013, 02:18:56 AM
IMO, this is the worst movie they have ever riffed, and probably the worst movie I have ever seen. I mean sure they have riffed movies that are funny bad (birdemic, the Room), boring bad (Red Zone Cuba), or bad bad (Monster a-Go Go), but this movie was horribly shockingly bad. This movie makes you want to curl up in the shower and weep for an hours it was so bad.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Bob on April 17, 2013, 03:55:01 AM
"This movie isn't so bad."

I've only watched the first twenty seconds of the preview--and I think you're insane.

I think the writing of this was the worst musical writing ever.....but it made a great riff
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: RockSiren on April 17, 2013, 03:44:35 PM
Wow. Not only was this a terrible movie- it was boring.  It didn't even have fun "good in its badness".  And lol there is such a thin connection to anything in the Bible or Genesis its transparent.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Bob on April 17, 2013, 04:11:17 PM
I'm more amazed that the female lead made a ton of later movies, but all the other young people in the movie did NOTHING else.   
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: RockSiren on April 17, 2013, 04:20:41 PM
Agreed.  So from one extreme to the other- either a badly disco-ed Hunger Games style materialism and drugs to Jonestown hippies and nowhere in between?
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Bob on April 17, 2013, 04:22:06 PM
Don't forget flying cars......they are our savers
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: RockSiren on April 17, 2013, 04:27:56 PM
Did the hippie-fied Alfie remind anyone else of the Doctor Pepper mountain man?
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Action Batch on April 17, 2013, 05:34:00 PM
What was with the "Red Tape" and the boing sound?
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Tony Farms AKA Puma Man on April 17, 2013, 05:43:21 PM
This movie had a distinct lack of Eddie Vedder for being in 1994.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: RockSiren on April 17, 2013, 05:57:18 PM
Yeah this was really awful.  Not even entertaining in its badness.  It boggles the mind that theres a cult following for this and that there have been showings late at night in NYC.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: LuvBJones on April 17, 2013, 08:36:12 PM
It hurt just to watch the sample!
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: beavis2323 on April 17, 2013, 10:23:20 PM
i hated that how there wasn't an epic battle to the death against the hippies and police after what they have done to them
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Bob on April 18, 2013, 02:44:42 AM
So, at the end it is mentioned that our young singers have lived with the hippies for a year and the man is holding their kid that looks like he is three years old.......how in one year did she have a nine month pregnant time and suddenly have a large three year old in one year?

And "god" drove a car to get to earth, but someone steals the car, drives off with it, and god walks after it?   
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: RockSiren on April 18, 2013, 05:49:20 AM
Well apparently the lesson is- screw everyone left on earth, let the "evil" spread and just leave them. 
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Rabbi Hi-Keeba on April 18, 2013, 06:58:19 AM
The Landlady was Miriam Margoyles! She went to school with and did improv with and was highly-respected by some of the Monty Pythons!
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Rabbi Hi-Keeba on April 18, 2013, 07:02:53 AM
Also, for a Golan-Globus, this was actually surprisingly good. FOR A GOLAN-GLOBUS.

I guess Pandi is kind of... Lilith? And I guess that would make Dandi... There really isn't a true concordance.

But... Wow.

So many great showgirl costumes wasted on this piece of...
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Beyond the Riff on April 18, 2013, 12:01:44 PM
Seriously, how is this movie any worse than The Wiz?
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on April 18, 2013, 03:29:37 PM
Oh man! I just realized that me and Bibi have the same haircut!
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Compound on April 18, 2013, 04:08:01 PM
Seriously, how is this movie any worse than The Wiz?

The Wiz had horrible pacing and all the songs lasted abut twice as long as they really should have (and Diana Ross was about 20 years too old for the role), but they actually had a budget when it came to sets and costuming (unlike The Apple's extravagant  luxury station wagons, for example) and The Wiz's singers could, you know, actually sing. I mean, good lord. Lena Horne vs. Bargain Basement Peter Frampton? Not really a comparison there.

The Wiz has huge, huge problems, but it's a different type of bad than The Apple.  There's actual moments of competence at times in The Wiz.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on April 18, 2013, 04:24:20 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/3707a275d97268a503fce286d61d0eae/tumblr_mlh4x4BRuK1s0719ho1_1280.png)
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Beyond the Riff on April 18, 2013, 05:32:38 PM
The screenplay for The Wiz was written by Joel "bat-nipples" Schumacher, by the way. It's not the black version of The Wizard of Oz--it's the blaxploitation version of The Wizard of Oz. I saw this movie at the theater (it was actually rated G) as a kid and I remember being shocked at how sleazy and off-putting much of it was. I was a fan of Michael Jackson but I thought his scarecrow makeup was hideous. I see it's on Netflix, so I'll have to see if it's really as bad as I remember.

I also saw a trailer for The Apple as a kid, too (possibly when I saw The Wiz, now that I think about it) but all I could remember about it, really, is that it was lurid and strangely alluring. Finally caught the trailer again on U2b a couple of years back. Yeah... Bad. But I think Carousel is Rifftrax material, and that's considered a classic musical, so results may vary.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Trekker4747 on April 18, 2013, 06:13:44 PM
I've only see The Wiz "reviewed" on websites and video-commentary shows on-line. It looks utterly terrible, I've no idea what it's going for.  But I can see it being worse than this. This movie is full of problems and WTF-ery but it has.... Okay I can't finish that sentence without saying something that's complete BS.  I don't know what it is I watched (there were songs dedicated to narcotic use and to sweaty sex, so...) and I think the ending was pretty much the writer going... "Crap, I don't know how to end this.... Uh.... God comes and saves the day. The End."  Heck, I don't even know what the movie was trying to SAY!

What was my point again...

Oh, yeah, the Wiz is pretty crappy and I'd be interesting to see the guys take it on.  Not for a while though, again, I don't know how often I can handle musicals.

Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: MrBNatural by Conn on April 18, 2013, 07:19:51 PM
Wow this movie was bad. It was so painful to get through. This will be one of those watch once kind of things.
It actually made the Star Wars Holiday special seem like an enjoyable thing.

I am actually so traumatized that my brain is suppressing all memories of it. Excluding the fact it exists of course.  :-[
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Beyond the Riff on April 18, 2013, 07:51:17 PM
FWIW, having watched it for the first time in forever, The Wiz is the better movie. Better production values, better cast, better music. It does go to kind of a weird place, though. My bad....
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: LuvBJones on April 18, 2013, 08:36:35 PM
DON"T GO INTO THE LIGHT, SUGAR RAY!!!
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Lembach on April 18, 2013, 08:39:41 PM
(http://media.aintitcool.com/media/uploads/the_apple_-_bim_mark.jpg)

Everyone shut up and put on your BIM mark.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: MrBNatural by Conn on April 19, 2013, 05:30:43 AM
So if this was the future and set around the time of Future Force/Zone why did they not have Power Gloves in their "futuristic" station wagons?
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Bob on April 19, 2013, 06:49:41 AM
(http://media.aintitcool.com/media/uploads/the_apple_-_bim_mark.jpg)

Everyone shut up and put on your BIM mark.

I went to IMDB.com to look this guy up and make fun of him............then I read about him really and felt bad for hating him.

"Looking back at his filmography, it isn't difficult to imagine Vladek Sheybal in a scene, lobbing Molotov cocktails at advancing German troops, against a backdrop of war-torn Warsaw. However, this part of his life played out for real. A member of the Polish underground, he was twice captured and interned in concentration camps. Both times he escaped. After the war, he was undecided about whether to become a doctor or an actor. "
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on April 19, 2013, 08:55:47 AM
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DON"T GO INTO THE LIGHT, SUGAR RAY!!!

...I don't plan to?
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Trekker4747 on April 19, 2013, 12:43:26 PM
After the war, he was undecided about whether to become a doctor or an actor. "

I don't know how he would have performed in medical school but, right now, I'm going to say he made the wrong choice.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: BiteMe316 on April 19, 2013, 12:57:36 PM
(http://media.aintitcool.com/media/uploads/the_apple_-_bim_mark.jpg)

Everyone shut up and put on your BIM mark.

I went to IMDB.com to look this guy up and make fun of him............then I read about him really and felt bad for hating him.

"Looking back at his filmography, it isn't difficult to imagine Vladek Sheybal in a scene, lobbing Molotov cocktails at advancing German troops, against a backdrop of war-torn Warsaw. However, this part of his life played out for real. A member of the Polish underground, he was twice captured and interned in concentration camps. Both times he escaped. After the war, he was undecided about whether to become a doctor or an actor. "

Is that just before the Predator blew his head off?

(Not having an income sucks.  The sample looks like this one would be freakin' hilarious!  And I hate singing in movies! But with Mike, Kevin, and Bill, I can handle it.)
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Lembach on April 19, 2013, 01:31:08 PM
(http://media.aintitcool.com/media/uploads/the_apple_-_bim_mark.jpg)

Everyone shut up and put on your BIM mark.

I went to IMDB.com to look this guy up and make fun of him............then I read about him really and felt bad for hating him.

"Looking back at his filmography, it isn't difficult to imagine Vladek Sheybal in a scene, lobbing Molotov cocktails at advancing German troops, against a backdrop of war-torn Warsaw. However, this part of his life played out for real. A member of the Polish underground, he was twice captured and interned in concentration camps. Both times he escaped. After the war, he was undecided about whether to become a doctor or an actor. "

Vladek Sheybal played chess grandmaster Kronsteen in the 1963 James Bond film From Russia with Love, a role for which he had been personally recommended by his good friend Sean Connery.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Tony Farms AKA Puma Man on April 19, 2013, 03:56:47 PM
You know your futuristic movie is bad when 'Future Force' predicted the future better than yours did.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Lembach on April 19, 2013, 04:26:02 PM
You know your futuristic movie is bad when 'Future Force' predicted the future better than yours did.

What? You don't break into spontaneous song & dance to convey a message?
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Trekker4747 on April 19, 2013, 06:19:00 PM
You know your futuristic movie is bad when 'Future Force' predicted the future better than yours did.

Wait, Future Force took place in the future?
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Tony Farms AKA Puma Man on April 19, 2013, 08:45:17 PM
Didn't you see David Carradine's futuristic 1989 Jeep Cherokee?  With a tape deck and everything?
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on April 19, 2013, 09:20:38 PM
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Didn't you see David Carradine's futuristic 1989 Jeep Cherokee?  With a tape deck and everything?

Oh, and my keyboard isn't old it's just, uh, steampunk!
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: RockSiren on April 20, 2013, 06:27:43 AM
The Wiz at least had catchy music.  Ill give it that.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: RockSiren on April 20, 2013, 07:00:32 AM
Also, I loved the riffing, but not ONE joke about how that car looks like the car in "Warriors of the Wasteland"?
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Trekker4747 on April 20, 2013, 01:07:37 PM
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Didn't you see David Carradine's futuristic 1989 Jeep Cherokee?  With a tape deck and everything?

Oh, and my keyboard isn't old it's just, uh, steampunk!

And then there was the green-scale CRT monitors.... OF THE FUTURE!

Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Rabbi Hi-Keeba on April 20, 2013, 02:20:23 PM
I thought the music for this was plenty catchy. But so is the flu.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Darth Geek on April 20, 2013, 07:41:17 PM
Finally saw this one, and I have to agree "What the fuck?!"

Most of it was just wierd production design, but then there was that ending. Just came out of nowhere, and I have no idea what it's supposed to mean. I thought the burly bearded Tom Bombadilo hippie guy was supposed to be God, but then the gold poorly superimposed car showed up and that guy was God? And the hippies are walking through the air, are they all dead now? God is saying he's going to find another planet for the hippies...GAH! I hate pretentious arty bullshit.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on April 20, 2013, 08:19:27 PM
Hellfire ain't gonna rain itself down.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: garbagebuddy on April 21, 2013, 06:40:14 PM
Over at satellite news someone posted links about the production of this movie:

https://sites.google.com/site/cultoddities/home/movies/the-apple (https://sites.google.com/site/cultoddities/home/movies/the-apple)

This one talks about all the scenes cut from the movie.

http://projection-booth.blogspot.com/2012/01/episode-46-apple.html (http://projection-booth.blogspot.com/2012/01/episode-46-apple.html)

This one has interviews with the cast.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: RockSiren on April 22, 2013, 05:25:23 AM
Seriously what the hell is "BIM"?
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on April 22, 2013, 05:29:10 AM
I'd imagine it's an allegory for being sinful.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Bob on April 22, 2013, 05:39:04 AM
BIM is a very common term that some of my friends in the below service use and enjoyed when I showed it to them in the Apple.  Work for them is now funner.

Building Information Modeling

Building information modeling (BIM) is a process involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. The resulting building information models become shared knowledge resources to support decision-making about a facility from earliest conceptual stages, through design and construction, through its operational life and eventual demolition
http://www.agc.org/cs/building_information_modeling_education_program (http://www.agc.org/cs/building_information_modeling_education_program)

Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Thrifty on April 22, 2013, 08:45:39 AM
Wow.  Those are some reviews.  I swore off Rifftrax VODs months ago, but I might have to get these.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Rabbi Hi-Keeba on April 22, 2013, 08:47:24 AM
It's the business Boogalow runs. It's even on the front of the building: Boogalow International Music.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: RockSiren on April 22, 2013, 10:05:41 AM
Ah thank you.  Im usually painting during these, so I didn't notice =)

And we are all in agreement that the whole allegory goes completely off the rails, right?
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on April 22, 2013, 10:20:54 AM
Oh, can't imagine how anybody could miss that. Maybe we were distracted by how incredibly stupid the whole movie is. :P
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: RockSiren on April 22, 2013, 10:29:18 AM
This is before Al Pacino started his law firm...he was *really* into glam drag rock first.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: mrbasehart on April 22, 2013, 11:17:10 AM
The Apple is a wonderful, terrible mess of a movie.  It also came out in the same year as Xanadu, which is also a wonderful, terrible mess of a movie.  1980 was a bad year for musicals.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Beyond the Riff on April 22, 2013, 01:33:12 PM
The Apple is a wonderful, terrible mess of a movie.  It also came out in the same year as Xanadu, which is also a wonderful, terrible mess of a movie.  1980 was a bad year for musicals.

Well, or it was a good year for bad musicals.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Trekker4747 on April 22, 2013, 06:22:43 PM
Wow.  Those are some reviews.  I swore off Rifftrax VODs months ago, but I might have to get these.

The VODs have been some of their best work as of late.

Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Darth Geek on April 22, 2013, 06:34:27 PM
Wow.  Those are some reviews.  I swore off Rifftrax VODs months ago, but I might have to get these.

The VODs have been some of their best work as of late.
Well, it has been most of their work as of late.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on April 22, 2013, 06:59:27 PM
^ Truth!
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: The Lurker on April 22, 2013, 07:00:47 PM
I'd like to see them tackle Captain invincible, eventually.
http://www.youtube.com/v/EZ9se8i4ujs
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: RockSiren on April 23, 2013, 05:29:05 AM
All I know is is that at the end, I thought what Mike did at the end of Overdrawn at the Memory Bank: "Wow that was a very bad and confusing movie."
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Thrifty on April 23, 2013, 02:08:44 PM
Wow.  Those are some reviews.  I swore off Rifftrax VODs months ago, but I might have to get these.

The VODs have been some of their best work as of late.
They charge twice as much and don't even have the decency to put menus or even chapter stops on them.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: plastickiwi on April 23, 2013, 02:25:47 PM
My life has taken on an odd feeling of completeness this week.

I saw The Apple a few times on cable in 1980 or '81. I must have watched it a dozen times before it vanished down the memory hole. It was the first movie I ever riffed, though I didn't have that word for the practice until much later.  I still remember my mother asking "Are you watching that thing again?" as I sat enraptured by the utter madness on the screen of my family's old console TV. (I always switched the channel before she could see the "Coming For You" sequence, which my 12 year-old self found the silliest part of an already silly movie.)

When I first saw MST3K a decade later, my first thought (after "This is the most awesome thing in the history of history!") was "Wow, I hope they do The Apple someday!"

Took you guys long enough!

I hope I don't have to wait another 30 years for Can't Stop The Music.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: LuvBJones on April 23, 2013, 10:03:25 PM
Thank goodness! Our very similar hairstyles to the heroine might lead to donning silver hot potpants, wiggling excessively and shouting "SPEED!" at inappropriate times!
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on April 23, 2013, 10:17:42 PM
That happens to you too?
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Lemming Howard on April 23, 2013, 11:48:03 PM
The one musical number that really annoys is Speed.  Bibi just doesn't have the voice that can belt out the lyrics and she somehow makes almost incoherent the single word speed.  I thought she was trying to say Bee or Bim or something.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Rabbi Hi-Keeba on April 24, 2013, 09:31:12 PM
I like Bibi. I never thought God would annoy the living shit out of me, though. That was a new one on me. Then again, I never thought God was the demon spawn of The KFC Colonel and the Quaker Oats Quaker, glued together with pure self-righteousness, before, either. Also, I'm pretty sure God would have a chauffeur of some sort.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on April 24, 2013, 09:33:59 PM
Super Car drives itself.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Lemming Howard on April 25, 2013, 03:12:28 AM
I like Bibi. I never thought God would annoy the living shit out of me, though. That was a new one on me. Then again, I never thought God was the demon spawn of The KFC Colonel and the Quaker Oats Quaker, glued together with pure self-righteousness, before, either. Also, I'm pretty sure God would have a chauffeur of some sort.

I've  always assumed rabbis had a contentious relationship with God.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Darth Geek on April 25, 2013, 07:32:54 AM
Bibi was hilariously easy to corrupt.  She was clearly looking for ANY excuse to get away from the bland Alphie.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Trekker4747 on April 25, 2013, 07:36:57 AM
Why are their names Bibi and Alphie? They should have just gone all of the way with whatever allegory they were going for and named them Eve and Adam.  And Bibi, well, at least she was easy on the eyes.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Darth Geek on April 25, 2013, 07:44:49 AM
Why are their names Bibi and Alphie? They should have just gone all of the way with whatever allegory they were going for and named them Eve and Adam.  And Bibi, well, at least she was easy on the eyes.
She was cute, but not gorgeous or anything.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Bob on April 25, 2013, 07:48:37 AM
I'm still amazed that the girl who played Mimi made a TON of other movies and none of the other younger folks did ANYTHING again.  Like they really did walk after the car in the sky.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Trekker4747 on April 25, 2013, 07:55:27 AM
Why are their names Bibi and Alphie? They should have just gone all of the way with whatever allegory they were going for and named them Eve and Adam.  And Bibi, well, at least she was easy on the eyes.
She was cute, but not gorgeous or anything.

We'll. I'd argue more than "cute" but probably not "gorgeous", sure.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Darth Geek on April 25, 2013, 08:00:21 AM
My point is, certainly not someone that you'd take one look at and think "she must become a superstar!"
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Trekker4747 on April 25, 2013, 08:09:30 AM
Especially after a performance Donnie and Marie would look at and go, "Really, that's what you're going with?!"
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Darth Geek on April 25, 2013, 09:17:37 AM
Yeah, their love song reminded me a lot of Loving Lovers Love.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Lemming Howard on April 25, 2013, 10:08:33 AM
My point is, certainly not someone that you'd take one look at and think "she must become a superstar!"

That's why she needed to sell her soul.  Enter Mr. Boogalow.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Bob on April 25, 2013, 10:11:12 AM
She did sell out rather quickly, didn't she?   And she decided to ignore the warnings from her boyfriend......"meh, I can ditch the loser"
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Trekker4747 on April 25, 2013, 10:34:23 AM
She did sell out rather quickly, didn't she?   And she decided to ignore the warnings from her boyfriend......"meh, I can ditch the loser"

And get wit the hero?
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: mrbasehart on April 25, 2013, 11:50:33 AM
Catherine Mary Stewart (Bibi) made a pretty good film a few years later, Night of the Comet.  Then she was the female love interest in Weekend at Bernie's.

Sort of an up and down decade for the lady.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Darth Geek on April 25, 2013, 03:33:58 PM
She did sell out rather quickly, didn't she?   And she decided to ignore the warnings from her boyfriend......"meh, I can ditch the loser"

And get wit the hero?
There are no heros in this movie.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on April 25, 2013, 04:14:43 PM
I thought the hero was the Dandi!
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Darth Geek on April 25, 2013, 04:19:36 PM
No, I think it was the apple prop. It did give the most beleivable performance in the movie.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Trekker4747 on April 25, 2013, 04:21:31 PM
I'm going with the Bugle "horn" I really believed it's performance as a salty corn chip snack.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Rabbi Hi-Keeba on April 25, 2013, 05:30:23 PM
I think you could say similar things about Bibi and about Cyndi Lauper. Also, she was supposed to the Girl Next Door Turned Superstar. They even made Bibi and Alphie Canadian for extra wholesomeness and purity. And in Hebrew (Golan-Globus is an Israeli-based production house, so there'd be some New Testament-ness involved, but it would be a lot more Jewish than most Fausty movies), they're not actually Adam and Eve. "Ah-DAHM" means "earth." He was made from earth, so he was called "earth." And she's "Chah-VAH" (the "ch" is pronounced like the "ch" at the beginning of "Chanukah."), which is one of the many Hebrew words for "animal essence," "spirit," or, more to the point, "soul" or "life." Those two names/words for what the first two people were ("Ah-DAHM" also means "Mankind." Fun tidbit: a variant spelling/conjugation of the word is "Adama") were made into "Adam" and "Eve" by people who either couldn't or didn't want to learn to pronounce the real names. "Aleph and Beyt are the first two letters in the Hebrew alphabet, so "Alphy" and "Bibi."

Also, I'm not really a Rabbi. My name is a play on "Hi-Keeba" from Women of the Prehistoric Planet and Rabbi Akiba, a rough contemporary of Jesus's.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Mark A. Siefert on April 25, 2013, 10:08:49 PM
When did I miss the zoot-suit comeback in 1994?
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: beavis2323 on April 25, 2013, 10:13:50 PM
despite the movie being named the apple there aren't any apples in the movie
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Mark A. Siefert on April 25, 2013, 11:20:52 PM
Well, just finished watching it. If this supposed to be a source of Christian inspiration, I must report that it only served to reinforce my militant atheism.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Lemming Howard on April 26, 2013, 03:29:30 AM
Also, I'm not really a Rabbi. My name is a play on "Hi-Keeba" from Women of the Prehistoric Planet and Rabbi Akiba, a rough contemporary of Jesus's.


I'm not really a lemming.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Thrifty on April 26, 2013, 04:50:11 AM
Also, I'm not really a Rabbi. My name is a play on "Hi-Keeba" from Women of the Prehistoric Planet and Rabbi Akiba, a rough contemporary of Jesus's.


I'm not really a lemming.
I actually waste tons of money.  Bargain hunting is a completely foreign concept to me.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Darth Geek on April 26, 2013, 05:11:55 AM
I'm not really a gee- well, yeah, yeah I am.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: RockSiren on April 26, 2013, 05:21:41 AM
I was just thinking how her life with BIM wasn't too bad...I mean they gave her drugs that one time but we don't ever see her again strung out or anything. 
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Darth Geek on April 26, 2013, 05:24:06 AM
despite the movie being named the apple there aren't any apples in the movie
There is the huge apple they give her during the Hell musical number. Not sure why it was red on one half and greenish on the other half, though.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 26, 2013, 07:17:19 AM
I don't know if it's been brought up, but this has the same ending as Repo Man

http://www.youtube.com/v/pdmOH8bDBF4
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Mark A. Siefert on April 26, 2013, 09:03:12 AM
What was it with the 70s and these Biblically-based rock operas? Religion wasn't ridiculous enough, so they had to try to repackage the Gospels with lame and garish musical numbers? Did Nixon make good taste illegal, or something?
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: losingmydignity on April 27, 2013, 06:58:37 PM
Did Nixon make good taste illegal, or something?

No, that was Ford.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: LuvBJones on April 27, 2013, 11:17:41 PM
I read your post about this having the same ending as Repo Man. I fully expected the hippies to pile into the Mercedes like it was a clown car.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on April 28, 2013, 11:44:46 PM
I know somebody who has had  a lovecraftian nightmare, one where he kept waking up...only to still be inside a nightmare. One where he experienced a long series of complex tortures that his frelled-up mind created for him, a living, pulsating bedsheet made of flesh, trying to scream only to find spiders were pouring out of his mouth, etc...


I linked him to the trailer.

He started screaming and continued for some time.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Rabbi Hi-Keeba on May 10, 2013, 01:10:45 PM
Necromancer wins this thread.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on May 26, 2013, 11:11:20 PM
Truth be told, I actually that God tells Satan to go fuck himself at the end.
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: The TARDIS on June 24, 2013, 03:33:38 PM
Seriously.  I can't figure out what the purpose of the cartoon boing sound was.  It isn't like it was covering up a dirty word or anything.  It just doesn't make any sense to me.   ???
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on June 24, 2013, 03:48:34 PM
Seriously.  I can't figure out what the purpose of the cartoon boing sound was.  It isn't like it was covering up a dirty word or anything.  It just doesn't make any sense to me.   ???

...that's your biggest question?
Title: Re: No. Really.
Post by: Rabbi Hi-Keeba on June 30, 2016, 04:22:58 PM
Truth be told, I actually that God tells Satan to go fuck himself at the end.

Me, too. Also, notice that this is all Old Testament stuff, by Jewish Israeli filmmakers. And, yet, it is just as hilariously awful and embarrassing as Godspell or whatever Jesus Among the Native Americans thing some well-meaning but terminally-goofy LDS has come up with/will come with in the future.