Corner Gas: THE MOVIE!!

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  1. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    Hmm. Coming at this from someone who funded the Veronica Mars movie kickstarter, I'm not sure I'm in favor of this use of Kickstarter. After watching the youtube video, it appears the movie was greenlit before the campaign was even launched. IMO, Kickstarter was designed to make projects happen that couldn't happen through any other method other way. Veronica Mars, for instance, was a dead series. There was *no* interest from the studios in doing anything else with it, most particularly a movie. Kickstarter crowdfunding made it happen.

    Here, they just seem to be using it as some sort of fan club. I don't mind fan clubs, but not really what Kickstarter was designed as.

    Nothing against the show. I saw a few episodes when they aired on WGN, and it was OK. I'm simply commenting on the use of Kickstarter in this instance.
     
  2. Bob Coxner

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    Yeah, for the most part I would. I don't recall any bad language or sexual situations. The violence was mostly cartoonish. I will admit it's been several years since I last watched any episodes, so I could be wrong in some aspects.

    No one has mentioned the mother (almost literally) of all Canadian tv comedy - SCTV. Almost all of the great Canadian comedians got their start there. The original cast (1976) is a who's who of comics. John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Harold Ramis, Dave Thomas, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin and Catherine O'Hara. Rick Moranis and Martin Short joined later.

    Bob & Doug McKenzie and The Great White North
    Count Floyd and Monster Chiller Horror Theater
    Mayor Tommy Shanks (John Candy)
    The Shmenge Brothers (Candy and Levy)
    The Sammy Maudlin Show
    Mel's Rock Pile
    Nightline Melonville with Floyd Robertson and Earl Camembert
    and many others

    My personal favorite was the Farm Film Report with Candy and Flaherty. May the good Lord take a likin' to you and blow you up real good.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQKWn6oPj-c
     
  3. Jesda

    Jesda CAPTAIN AWESOME

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    Respectfully, I think you're nitpicking.
     
  4. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    It was a broadcast show, so of course there was no "bad language" per se, but that's superficial. I remember it as a show that tried to be transgressive with pretty much every sketch. Even if there was an episode was theoretically "OK" for kids... I don't think they'd enjoy it much.

    For (freaky, creepy) sexual situations, start with every appearance of The Chicken Lady...

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHOFmHMTN5k[/media]
     
  5. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    I'm not following... what "nits" am I picking?
     
  6. mwhip

    mwhip All better

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    Kids in the Hall has two segments one of which is OK for younger viewing.

    HBO years is not OK for younger viewing and the NBC years are just fine.

    HBO just aired them (like Mr. Bean) they were not responsible for content. Then Lorne Michaels got hold of them brought them to NBC and he was responsible for the content. Even though I think it was still technically a Canadian produced show.
     
  7. markz

    markz Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to this thread and your post, I am now addicted! I am almost done with the second season!

    Great show!
     
  8. midas

    midas I heard that TCF Club

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    OK, just burned through all 14 episodes of this today on YouTube. Very good. I think the second season was better than the first. Thanks for another good recommendation.

    But the acting of the two main characters just seemed odd to me. The actor playing Curtis kept reminding me of Bronson Pinchot. And Hope kept reminding me of Mackenzie Phillips. I didn't even recognize her from her role in Deadwood until I looked it up. Needless to say, she's got some range.
     
  9. Jesda

    Jesda CAPTAIN AWESOME

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    All of the nits.
     
  10. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Corner Gas: The Movie is now playing...





    ...in Canada
     
  11. Bob Coxner

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    Not a lot of votes but it's currently 8.5 on IMDB.

    http://www.cornergasthemovie.com/

    Broadcast premiere
    Wednesday, December 17 at 8ET
    Available at CTV.ca and CTV Go the following day.

    Using my VPN I was able to watch programs on CTV Go, so hopefully it will be the same on the 18th.
     
  12. SoBelle0

    SoBelle0 Go Big Blue!! TCF Club

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    I need one of those VPN things. I really want to see this.
     
  13. Eight47

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    DVD no longer available at Netflix. Wish they'd stream it.
     
  14. Bob Coxner

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  15. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    Little word on the movie making it to the US, though. Butt had said they were working a deal but nothing lately.
     
  16. midas

    midas I heard that TCF Club

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    It 'might' have made it to Usenet.
     
  17. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    I prefer to use non-other means if I can.
     
  18. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    So you prefer usenet?
     
  19. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    I had forgotten all about this movie, till I went to a neighbors garage sale this weekend, and he had the bluRay for 1.00

    Watched it last night. Man I miss this series. Glad everyone was back.
    Good wrap up to the series.
     

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