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Title: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: gammer on November 21, 2006, 10:46:52 AM
The Santa Clause 3 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0452681/)

Dont pay money to watch this.
The only reason why I went, is because I won a contest on a local radio station and they gave me free tickets to it.

I know it doesnt help that I haven't seen any of the previous Santa Clause movies, and it doesn't help that I was expecting it to be bad. But *wow*, this movie was flat. Weak plots and stupid ideas.

Totaly made to cash in on the Christmas *season*. (just like everything else around this time of year :(  )
Title: Re: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: mrbasehart on November 21, 2006, 10:50:12 AM
I just know I'm going to have to watch this Wednesday night...

*takes William Shatner breath* DAMN YOU TIM ALLEN!
Title: Re: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: Cibernético II on November 21, 2006, 11:26:01 AM
Tim Allen is ok. but I HATE HATE HATE Martin Short. he is everything that is uncool about showbusiness


I remember seeing the first one in theaters thinking that it would be funny, but it was too geared towards kids to be much funny
Title: Re: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on November 21, 2006, 11:36:46 AM
Tim Allen is ok. but I HATE HATE HATE Martin Short. he is everything that is uncool about showbusiness

I've always liked Martin Short, but aside from Big Trouble, I've never liked anything that Tim Allen did. And even there, he was the wrong actor for the project - he didn't fit Dave Barry's style of humor at all. Though I really don't blame his being there for the overall failure of the film adaptation; Big Trouble was just too unfaithful to the book for it to work. It was funny, but nowhere near as funny as the book was; and they got the tone all wrong - the film should have been much darker. Also, it should have been an R-rated film. Disappointing.
Title: Re: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: aneel on November 24, 2006, 12:35:18 PM
I didn't know Tim Allen had an acting career left anymore.  But hey, he was perfect for "Galaxy Quest".
Title: Re: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: Sharktopus on November 24, 2006, 01:17:11 PM
On a related topic, Richard Roeper's review of Deck The Halls is hilarious:
"You cannot believe how excruciatingly awful this movie is. It is bad in a way that will cause unfortunate viewers to huddle in the lobby afterward, hugging in small groups, consoling one another with the knowledge that it's over, it's over -- thank God, it's over.... Compared to the honest hard labor performed by tens of millions of Americans every day, a film critic's job is like a winning lottery ticket. But there IS work involved, and it can be painful -- and the next time someone tells me I have the best job in the world, I'm going to grab them by the ear, fourth-grade-teacher-in-1966-style, and drag them to see Deck the Halls."

Tim Allen is ok. but I HATE HATE HATE Martin Short. he is everything that is uncool about showbusiness

I've always liked Martin Short, but aside from Big Trouble, I've never liked anything that Tim Allen did. And even there, he was the wrong actor for the project - he didn't fit Dave Barry's style of humor at all. Though I really don't blame his being there for the overall failure of the film adaptation; Big Trouble was just too unfaithful to the book for it to work. It was funny, but nowhere near as funny as the book was; and they got the tone all wrong - the film should have been much darker. Also, it should have been an R-rated film. Disappointing.

Holy crap, we agree on something. I also enjoyed the book. Never bothered to see the movie, Tim Allen being in it and all. I can't stand Martin Short, though.
Title: Re: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: ambitiously stupid on November 25, 2006, 10:47:41 PM
I saw Santa Clause 3.  I still have post Martin Short musical number stress disorder. He seriously did a take off of "New York, New York", with "North Pole, North Pole". (shiver)  There are not enough hugs in the world to defrost my frozen soul after viewing that.  That musical number (though meant to be funny?) is only rivaled by Hulk Hogan's ballad "The World Just Lost Another Hulkamaniac".

Also, I agree with the take on "Big Trouble".  That was a Big disappointment (yes my humor knows no bounds).  Tim Allen is not a witty comedian.  He should be in things where he can grunt and act like an animal.  Oh wait, Shaggy Dog had plenty of that and still was brick stupid.  But as a fan of bad movies I'm sure glad he left Television.
Title: Re: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on November 25, 2006, 11:18:07 PM
I didn't know Tim Allen had an acting career left anymore.  But hey, he was perfect for "Galaxy Quest".

Yes.  YES.  Galaxy Quest is Tim Allen's best movie by far.
Title: Re: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: Shinigami on November 27, 2006, 08:43:36 AM
Sad thing is, Tim Allen's pre-Home Improvement stand up specials are actually pretty damn funny.  But, Disney pretty much owns his ass now.
Title: Re: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: Pak-Man on November 27, 2006, 10:17:34 AM
Ya know, I LIKE Tim Allen. He doesn't always pick up the best movies, but he's a great slapstick comic and he's managed to finally ditch his comedian persona, which is something Larry the Cable Guy will never be able to claim. :^)
Title: Re: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: mrbasehart on November 27, 2006, 11:51:41 AM
Ya know, I LIKE Tim Allen. He doesn't always pick up the best movies, but he's a great slapstick comic and he's managed to finally ditch his comedian persona...

Yeah, by not being funny for about 5 years.   ;)
Title: Re: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: Pak-Man on November 27, 2006, 01:37:44 PM
Ya know, I LIKE Tim Allen. He doesn't always pick up the best movies, but he's a great slapstick comic and he's managed to finally ditch his comedian persona...

Yeah, by not being funny for about 5 years.   ;)
Granted, he's had a bit of a dry spell, but funny never goes away, does it?... Does it? *LOOKS NERVOUSLY AT JIM CAREY*
Title: Re: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: aneel on November 27, 2006, 02:26:02 PM
Ya know, I LIKE Tim Allen. He doesn't always pick up the best movies, but he's a great slapstick comic and he's managed to finally ditch his comedian persona...

Yeah, by not being funny for about 5 years.   ;)
Granted, he's had a bit of a dry spell, but funny never goes away, does it?... Does it? *LOOKS NERVOUSLY AT JIM CAREY*

Dumb and Dumberer was an insult.
Title: Re: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: mrbasehart on November 27, 2006, 04:19:50 PM
Ya know, I LIKE Tim Allen. He doesn't always pick up the best movies, but he's a great slapstick comic and he's managed to finally ditch his comedian persona...

Yeah, by not being funny for about 5 years.   ;)
Granted, he's had a bit of a dry spell, but funny never goes away, does it?... Does it? *LOOKS NERVOUSLY AT JIM CAREY*

*notices Chevy Chase desperately waiting for his talent to return*
Title: Re: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: Cibernético II on November 28, 2006, 07:20:53 PM

Dumb and Dumberer was an insult.

Jim Carrey wasn't in Dumb and Dumberer
Title: Re: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: Cibernético II on November 28, 2006, 07:25:46 PM
I saw Santa Clause 3.  I still have post Martin Short musical number stress disorder. He seriously did a take off of "New York, New York", with "North Pole, North Pole". (shiver)  There are not enough hugs in the world to defrost my frozen soul after viewing that.  That musical number (though meant to be funny?) is only rivaled by Hulk Hogan's ballad "The World Just Lost Another Hulkamaniac".


I believe you mean Hulkster in Heaven. In a way a guess it's funny but you just can't laugh at a song about a kid dying from cancer
Title: Re: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on November 28, 2006, 10:32:08 PM

Dumb and Dumberer was an insult.

Jim Carrey wasn't in Dumb and Dumberer

I think he means that Dumb and Dumberer was an insult to Jim Carrey. Which is correct. The unwatchable sequel is also an insult to the art of comedy itself.
Title: Re: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: 6079SmithW on November 28, 2006, 10:38:33 PM
Ya know, I LIKE Tim Allen. He doesn't always pick up the best movies, but he's a great slapstick comic and he's managed to finally ditch his comedian persona...

Yeah, by not being funny for about 5 years.   ;)
Granted, he's had a bit of a dry spell, but funny never goes away, does it?... Does it? *LOOKS NERVOUSLY AT JIM CAREY*
Carrey went from being not funny in In Living Color to being not funny for people over 10 in Ace Ventura to being a fantastic actor in Man on the Moon and Eternal Sunshine. I hope to God he never gets his 'funny' back.
Title: Re: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: Sharktopus on November 28, 2006, 10:52:25 PM
Dumb and Dumberer was an insult.

Dumber And Dumberer was an insult to the entire moviegoing public. It's like some Hollywood producer saw that guy they put in it who looks a little like Jim Carey and a lightbulb went off over his head. A tiny lightbulb, like on a keychain or something.
Title: Re: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on November 29, 2006, 12:43:59 AM
Carrey went from being not funny in In Living Color to being not funny for people over 10 in Ace Ventura to being a fantastic actor in Man on the Moon and Eternal Sunshine. I hope to God he never gets his 'funny' back.

I disagree about Carrey not being funny. He is very funny, as well as a good actor.

In Living Color was the result of a variety of funny and talented people working together to produce some great sketches.
Title: Re: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: BathTub on November 29, 2006, 03:15:24 AM
In Living Color was great, which makes the edited DVDs even worse. And I bought the first season without checking first. grrr.
Title: Re: The Santa Clause 3
Post by: Kiiml on December 04, 2006, 08:22:41 AM
I saw a trailer for it where they had cut-out figures of santa and jack frost singing "ice ice baby"

I ended up shooting myself in the leg, right below the kneecap. Mercifully, I only saw that trailer once and haven't seen it since, If I never see it again I will die happy.