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Based on the evidence presented here:
Victoria Wood or no Victoria Wood.
He has been in some real shit of late, but earlier work redeems him
What was his last good film? Parenthood?
That trailer is just sooo fucking shit.
and there's mr reeves and some other people and then they do some good and bad things
but yes, he's way past his prime.
off the takings of shitty Pink panther films until he dies (possibly nude, in a bathtub caked with his own excrement) as far as I'm concerned; he has earned the right to cash in endlessly after Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, Roxanne, The Man With Two Brains and LA Story.
While his film output for the last several years has been terrible (Bowfinger aside), his writing is still really good.
"Pure Drivel," a collection of his columns for the New Yorker, is particularly good - Armando Iannucci-esque
Victora wood has never ever been funny.
For fuck's sake. Victoria Wood? Steve Martin?
They're hardly the unfunniest people ever are they.
Why don't you direct your bile against someone like Richard Blackwood, George Lamb, a T4 presenter?
YOUR SOOOOOOO UNFUNNY
I was trying to controversial. But George Lamb is preaching to the converted.
The Pink Panther shit is horrible, as is Sgt Bilko, but The Jerk, The Man with Two Brains?
I forgot he was in The Man with Two Brains. One of the first films I watched with my father that was amazming and not a western.
The Three Amigos.
I remember this being funny. But I was 9 or so. So most things were.
I forgot it was himself that was in that one. Bloody brilliant.
All of Me is incredible.
"What are those two assholes doing on the porch?"
"They're pronounced Azaleas"
is great. Dennis Pennis hit the nail on the head though when he asked him 'Why aren't you funny anymore?'
Chevy Chase though...
"Dead men dont wear plaid?...I still dont know what it means."
is one of the best comedy actors of the last fifty years who is now, sadly, unable to differentiate between a good idea/script and a terrible one.
I love you IMDB
Rubrecht was a brilliant scene, and it had Ruth from Six Feet Under in it. If you can ignore such hideous errors as Bringing Down The House, or, fuck, most anything he's done in 15 years at least (Bowfinger excluded again), he was great. He's like Bill Murray when he did that stupid film with the elephant, in need of a new direction, but the problem with Steve Martin is he writes half of this dogshit for himself. Ah well.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels probably being my favourite of his, but these days it's just scary.
But then Victoria wood was funny back in the day too...which was why I started this thread.