Friday, January 28, 2005

GENIUS OR HERESY?

Probably a little of both.

A new Upright Citizens Brigade event picks up where Mystery Science Theater 3000 left off, and steps clearly across a line...

DIRECTOR COMMENTARY LIVE!@UCBT, WED FEB 2-8pm
UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE THEATER: 307 W 26th St NY NY 10011 212 366 9176


There's more to the movie than what's on screen. Experience the drama that goes on behind the scenes as Matt Walsh and friends provide live commentary for your favorite movies.
This week's movie: The Passion Of The Christ
Starring Matt Walsh (Upright Citizens Brigade), Scot Armstrong (writer, Old School, Road Trip, Starsky & Hutch), Paul Scheer (VH-1, Best Week Ever)
Reserve Online Now

Is PoftheC one of our favorite movies now? This will undoubtedly either be so brilliant that it's funny or so uncomfortable that it's disturbing. I'm not quite ready to attend a screening of this movie into a comedy-commentary driven event, but I do see the potential...if anyone goes, please write in and let me know how it went and how many people turned out to protest it...

Now, Cecil B. Demille's The Ten Commandments...that's MST3K-worthy!

7 Comments:

At 11:49 AM, January 28, 2005, Blogger T.A.B. said...

That sounds BRILLIANT! I may have to go there on a date.

 
At 12:16 PM, January 28, 2005, Blogger Dakota Pundit said...

This kind of reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where one of the characters talked during Schindler's List. Or fell asleep, or something. I can't really remember. It does seem a little sacrilegious, but it could also be a little bit funny.

 
At 2:34 PM, January 28, 2005, Blogger Stephen said...

That was Jerry and his girlfriend making out during "Schindler's List." And I don't know how the UCB thing could be funnier than that online clip of "Passion" highlights set to "Walking on Sunshine."

 
At 4:28 PM, January 28, 2005, Blogger La Chat Noir said...

Sounds hilarious! How much do I wish I could go!

 
At 7:53 PM, January 28, 2005, Blogger Ken Wheaton said...

Jesus H. Christ on a popsicle stick, what'll they think of next.

But seriously, I don't see how this could be funny. It's not like the movie was campy in any way. And I'm not saying this out of any religious sensibility. It was just downright violent and brutal. Despite the screeching from certain quarters about the gore, crucifixions and scourgings as carried out by the Romans were gruesome ... and we all know Mel Gibson doesn't like to leave much to the imagination when it comes to torture scenes. The Southpark episode worked because it was a cartoon, but if you can sit through this movie and laugh during the scourging and crucifixion scenes (Jesus inventing tables and chairs, on the other hand, now that was pretty fuckin funny), I'd say you might be ready to star in your own version of Clockwork Orange ... or Itchy and Scratchy.

 
At 12:01 AM, January 29, 2005, Blogger Katie said...

Upright Citizens Brigade is AWESOME. Dear God, how I ove living in New York, center of all which is good and/or noteworthy.

 
At 12:02 AM, January 29, 2005, Blogger Katie said...

um, LOVE. I meant love. New York may be the center of the world, but I am decidedly NOT the center of good typing.

 

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Friday, January 28, 2005

GENIUS OR HERESY?

Probably a little of both.

A new Upright Citizens Brigade event picks up where Mystery Science Theater 3000 left off, and steps clearly across a line...

DIRECTOR COMMENTARY LIVE!@UCBT, WED FEB 2-8pm
UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE THEATER: 307 W 26th St NY NY 10011 212 366 9176


There's more to the movie than what's on screen. Experience the drama that goes on behind the scenes as Matt Walsh and friends provide live commentary for your favorite movies.
This week's movie: The Passion Of The Christ
Starring Matt Walsh (Upright Citizens Brigade), Scot Armstrong (writer, Old School, Road Trip, Starsky & Hutch), Paul Scheer (VH-1, Best Week Ever)
Reserve Online Now

Is PoftheC one of our favorite movies now? This will undoubtedly either be so brilliant that it's funny or so uncomfortable that it's disturbing. I'm not quite ready to attend a screening of this movie into a comedy-commentary driven event, but I do see the potential...if anyone goes, please write in and let me know how it went and how many people turned out to protest it...

Now, Cecil B. Demille's The Ten Commandments...that's MST3K-worthy!

7 Comments:

At 11:49 AM, January 28, 2005, Blogger T.A.B. said...

That sounds BRILLIANT! I may have to go there on a date.

 
At 12:16 PM, January 28, 2005, Blogger Dakota Pundit said...

This kind of reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where one of the characters talked during Schindler's List. Or fell asleep, or something. I can't really remember. It does seem a little sacrilegious, but it could also be a little bit funny.

 
At 2:34 PM, January 28, 2005, Blogger Stephen said...

That was Jerry and his girlfriend making out during "Schindler's List." And I don't know how the UCB thing could be funnier than that online clip of "Passion" highlights set to "Walking on Sunshine."

 
At 4:28 PM, January 28, 2005, Blogger La Chat Noir said...

Sounds hilarious! How much do I wish I could go!

 
At 7:53 PM, January 28, 2005, Blogger Ken Wheaton said...

Jesus H. Christ on a popsicle stick, what'll they think of next.

But seriously, I don't see how this could be funny. It's not like the movie was campy in any way. And I'm not saying this out of any religious sensibility. It was just downright violent and brutal. Despite the screeching from certain quarters about the gore, crucifixions and scourgings as carried out by the Romans were gruesome ... and we all know Mel Gibson doesn't like to leave much to the imagination when it comes to torture scenes. The Southpark episode worked because it was a cartoon, but if you can sit through this movie and laugh during the scourging and crucifixion scenes (Jesus inventing tables and chairs, on the other hand, now that was pretty fuckin funny), I'd say you might be ready to star in your own version of Clockwork Orange ... or Itchy and Scratchy.

 
At 12:01 AM, January 29, 2005, Blogger Katie said...

Upright Citizens Brigade is AWESOME. Dear God, how I ove living in New York, center of all which is good and/or noteworthy.

 
At 12:02 AM, January 29, 2005, Blogger Katie said...

um, LOVE. I meant love. New York may be the center of the world, but I am decidedly NOT the center of good typing.

 

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