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FalTorPan February 28 2009 05:59 AM

My Name Is Bruce
 
Earlier this evening I watched My Name Is Bruce on Blu Ray. In a word, it was groovy.

With a budget of either $1.5 million or $5 million, depending on which behind-the-scenes featurette claim you believe, this movie has everything that I love about Bruce Campbell -- and more.

If only the movie-within-a-movie, Cavealiens 2, were actually being produced.

Kelso February 28 2009 06:30 AM

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How would you rank it on a scale from 1-10?


(1-The Man with the Screaming Brain/ 10- Bubba Ho-Tep)

Venardhi February 28 2009 08:47 AM

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A friend of mine was doing promotion work for the film in the bay area so I got to go to the screening and meet him a few months ago. Pretty terrible, but also disturbingly watchable. I can't really encourage anyone to seek it out though unless they're a hardcore BC fan.

FalTorPan February 28 2009 03:26 PM

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Quote:

Kelso wrote: (Post 2662120)
How would you rank it on a scale from 1-10?


(1-The Man with the Screaming Brain/ 10- Bubba Ho-Tep)

If you're a Bruce Campbell fan, then I'd rate it an 8 or 9. If not, then... something lower.

Me, I'm a Bruce Campbell fan, so I liked this movie a lot.

Mr Light February 28 2009 04:30 PM

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I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It clearly had zero budget but it was relatively funny. The monster looked stupid as hell but I loved his sound effects!

Pingfah February 28 2009 04:41 PM

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It was quite good. Bruce is very good in it and it has some really funny moments.

It's considerably better than the other low budget feature he directed himself "The Man with the Screaming Brain", it's not nonsensical for a start it's actually pretty conventional and straightforward but just fails to hit the mark in a number of areas, such as effects and dialogue. He has tried to direct it like a Sam Raimi movie IMO, but he's not as good as Sam.

Still, Bruce fans will certainly find something to enjoy in it.

nevermore February 28 2009 08:14 PM

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Quote:

FalTorPan wrote: (Post 2662059)
If only the movie-within-a-movie, Cavealiens 2, were actually being produced.

I saw this at one of his screening events last year. He said that Cavealiens was in reference to Alien Apocalypse, so you sort of get your wish. ;)

I loved the film, but I'm very biased. I would place it in the top tier of actual Bruce movies, below the Evil Deads but well above Alien Apocalypse (which I actually sort of liked :alienblush:) and waaay above Man with the Screaming Brain (which I only made it through out of reverence for The Bruce).

FalTorPan February 28 2009 08:32 PM

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Brain was awful -- awful enough that I was hesitant at first to watch My Name Is Bruce. I'm glad that I decided to give it a try!

Spaceman Spiff March 1 2009 01:29 AM

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I was afraid from some reviews that I wasn't going to like it, but since Pingfah and flamingliberal give it the thumbs-up, I feel a lot better about it and will get my hands on the DVD ASAP.

FalTorPan March 1 2009 01:34 AM

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The movie is cool. It's full of great one-liners to make Army of Darkness fans proud. Many of the actors played in past Campbell flicks, too. Ted Raimi has three roles.

nevermore March 1 2009 07:55 AM

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Spaceman Spiff wrote: (Post 2664083)
I was afraid from some reviews that I wasn't going to like it, but since Pingfah and flamingliberal give it the thumbs-up, I feel a lot better about it and will get my hands on the DVD ASAP.

I feel so fucking powerful right now. Perhaps I should capitalize on this. I believe I will write to my Senators regarding my opinion on health care reform.

Spaceman Spiff March 1 2009 08:36 AM

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Make sure they're fans of The Bruce, first.

(If they're not, then I hope you didn't vote for them.)

cb31 March 1 2009 07:23 PM

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I've been looking forward to this! If it's got Bruce than it has to be at least watchable!

Spaceman Spiff March 5 2009 10:43 PM

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Got my copy in the mail today. :techman:

The Evil Dead March 5 2009 10:58 PM

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I've had Bruce Campbell as my avatar for 5 years and even I don't know if I'll ever get around to watching this.


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