Category Archives: Comedy

Really Awful Movies: Ep 104 – The Master of Disguise

An unlikely, though very strong, candidate for one of the worst comedies of all time, The Master of Disguise is billed as “1000 faces…and not a single clue.” The latter could be an indictment of whoever financed this, a film with a potential audience of basically nobody. It’s too advanced for kids, yet too dumb for adults; its mired in a middle of nothing.

But don’t take our word for it. Sitting at 1% on Rotten Tomatoes, the M of D is essentially an excuse for Dana Carvey to do one inept impression after another.

He likely cashed in a few favors, as improbably, legit actors like James Brolin, Jennifer Esposito and Brent Spiner are along for the ride.

This thing is absolutely unbearable, even at a scant 90 minutes.

On Episode 104, we get into the glory years of Saturday Night Live, its movie spin-offs, what makes us laugh and what sinks us into bouts of depression (hint: it’s a 2002 feature starring Dana Carvey).

Really Awful Movies: Ep 76 – Kiss Me Quick

What is a nudie cutie? We delve into that very topic with Something Weird Video’s release Kiss Me Quick. The nudie cutie is an odd sub-genre from the 1960s, featuring monsters and burlesque dancers and bad Vaudeville jokes. Producers, looking to cash in on more permissive attitudes, sought to stuff their films full of salacious images – go-go-dancing, pasties – with no consideration for plot development.
In Kiss Me Quick, the planet Buttless is a male-only planet. The leader of the planet sends his emissary to earth to find “the perfect female specimen.”

There’s a mad scientist named Dr Breedlove. He’s got a lab to create the perfect woman.

That gives you an idea of the kind of thing we’re dealing with!

The nudie cutie had a very fleeting run before its ilk was replaced by mainstream cinema’s acceptance of nudity. It’s fun, silly escapism. We put the sub genre in context in this edition of the Really Awful Movies Podcast.

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