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    Default The various works of The Three Stooges

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    I can see Jim Carrey as Curly. But, Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro are too serious for these roles.

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    Moe was a serious guy, he never told jokes and he was always the one slapping the other two guys (mostly Curly) when they said or did something stupid.

    Larry was a character who was mostly in the middle.

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    You know what I'd like to see come from Hollywood? An original idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    http://indiefilm.movies.yahoo.com/article-9-/
    I can see Jim Carrey as Curly. But, Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro are too serious for these roles.
    Jeff Spicoli might not agree with you:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    http://indiefilm.movies.yahoo.com/article-9-/
    I can see Jim Carrey as Curly. But, Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro are too serious for these roles.
    Time for them to break out and give us some laffs. economic times call for hollywood escapism for all of us. it's the cycle. economic downturns generate hollywood hoot films. not really such a bad idea when the goal is to get people's minds off their troubles and into the darkened theatres. pretty soon the movie houses will start giving away dishes, t-shirts and iTunes gift cards.

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    Default Can you say...

    ...FLOP!

    Even the Stooges had a hard time maintaining the high level of creativity and humor.
    Watched 5 hours of Stooges yesterday...

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    From the website that was referenced in the base note:

    The film is not a biopic but a fictional treatment that maintains the Stooges' gleeful slap schtick updated for a modern milieu.
    Let's see you can have the 3 Stooges working at a computer tech support place or have them as a fast food drive thru crew (I guess melted cheeseburgers can stick to the ceiling just as well as cream pies).

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    THE THREE STOOGES shorts were a popular feature in our Saturday morning "Mickey Mouse Club" movies back in the old days. Along with the main feature (western or John Wayne war flick) and the cartoons.

    A lot of stuff gets re-cycled these days: movies, tV programs, music. Is there a limit on original ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    http://indiefilm.movies.yahoo.com/article-9-/
    I can see Jim Carrey as Curly. But, Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro are too serious for these roles.
    Sean Penn is an amazing actor. He becomes his character very well. I wouldn't bet against Penn pulling this off.

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    I can't see Moe as a quiet assassin and Larry having a mental breakdown. But, I liked the Farrelly brothers' movies. So, it's going to have crude humor. What's going to be in the pies during a pie fight?
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    Cup cakes, twinkes, and Ho Ho's could be used, but pies still exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    ...FLOP!
    We'll have to see.

    I remember how so many folks were prepared to hate Robert Downey Jr.'s Chaplin before they even saw it. And yet, those skeptics came out of the theater as Downey converts.

    It'll be interesting to see if Penn, Carrey, and del Toro can develop the same kind of chemistry that the Howard brothers and Larry Fine had, which is very critical in making slapstick style comedy something that will truly be funny to a mature audience instead of fodder for the kiddies who think that pie-throwing is hilarious, in and of itself.
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    How about a remake of The Curly Shuffle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    ...FLOP!

    Even the Stooges had a hard time maintaining the high level of creativity and humor.
    Watched 5 hours of Stooges yesterday...
    Did they even show the ones with the effeminate Curly Joe with his limp-wristed slap back at Moe? The Three Stooges might have jumped the shark after Shemp died.

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    Default No Joe allowed!

    Everything is archived on home recorded vid, nothing but Curly and Shemp w/Moe and poor ol' Larry, that guy took gas!

    In about '65, while driving down Santa Monica Bl. (in Hollywood...), we saw Larry pulled over and getting a ticket. He was not happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    Did they even show the ones with the effeminate Curly Joe with his limp-wristed slap back at Moe? The Three Stooges might have jumped the shark after Shemp died.
    I second that. But in fairness to Curly Joe, the whole Stooge act was already starting to show unmistakeable signs of age and decay years before he joined the trio. Even Moe's and Larry's performances began to look forced as they got older. It really is too bad that the boys didn't call it a day after Shemp died instead of trying to carry on with pretenders like Joe Besser and Curly Joe.
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    The 'forced' appearances were in full bloom even in the Curly days once they became a hit, got over the two dollar budget, and had use of the major studio lot. It had already become fomula-ized. But still funny!

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    Did Larry talk more when Curly wasn't there anymore?

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    No, it wasn't Larry's dialogue that was the problem.

    I'm not sure if it was because the Stooges were getting on in age or because Joe and Curly Joe were being broken in, but by the mid-1950s, the timing of the physical comedy just didn't seem as sharp. Just as an example, Moe's eyepokes didn't look as quick and precise as it did during the days when Curly and Shemp were a part of the act. (Of course, those were supposed to be fake eyepokes. But with the "new" actors coming on board, perhaps Moe was exercising more caution.) And of course, the slapstick action (i.e. the boys "accidentally" swinging objects around and banging each other's heads) was sometimes out of sync, which made their pratfalls look forced.

    The last few shorts that the Stooges did with Joe Besser were lackluster, but still good enough for a few laughs. The feature-length films with Curly Joe, OTOH, are garbage. There's a reason why the classic Columbia shorts have been played over-and-over again on TV, while the later movies are rarely seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    I'm not sure if it was because the Stooges were getting on in age or because Joe and Curly Joe were being broken in, but by the mid-1950s, the timing of the physical comedy just didn't seem as sharp. Just as an example, Moe's eyepokes didn't look as quick and precise as it did during the days when Curly and Shemp were a part of the act. (Of course, those were supposed to be fake eyepokes.
    I guess this is going to happen in Jackie Chan movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    Moe's eyepokes didn't look as quick and precise as it did during the days when Curly and Shemp were a part of the act. (Of course, those were supposed to be fake eyepokes. But with the "new" actors coming on board, perhaps Moe was exercising more caution.) And of course, the slapstick action (i.e. the boys "accidentally" swinging objects around and banging each other's heads) was sometimes out of sync, which made their pratfalls look forced. The last few shorts that the Stooges did with Joe Besser were lackluster.
    That's because Besser was as he seemed, a wimp that didn't at all enjoy the rough stuff.

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    Wonder if they'll sing too:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_Y6UKMp8Qw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    That's because Besser was as he seemed, a wimp that didn't at all enjoy the rough stuff.
    Maybe so, but Larry and Curly didn't enjoy it when gags went wrong and they ended up being badly hurt. Moe admitted in interviews that there were times when he accidentally did actual eyepokes, which is anything but funny when it did happen on the set. Of course, this was back in the days before studios insured their actors, so the Stooges were sometimes exposed to real hazards. They might have accepted the dangers as being a part of their jobs, but as I said, it didn't make it pleasant for anyone involved when someone really got hurt.
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    Default Oh, what's a little charred flesh? It's art!

    There was the time Curly was secured on the rotisseri like a pig on a spit, and the crew let the fire get way too big and even MOE LARRY - MOE LARRY couldn't help him...

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    http://blog.movies.yahoo.com/blog/10...ly-last-stooge

    Will this be a bad or fab-u-lous casting of Sean Hayes as Larry? I never watched Will and Grace, so I don't know if his character had a catch phrase.

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    While waiting to get in to the movie I went to last night there was a poster for The Three Stooges movie. It didn't give much details other than a URL, the year it was going to open which is 2012, a silhouette of the stooges with the words Just Say Moe.

    According to IMDb this movie opens April 4, 2012, so far no trailer has been released.

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