Friday, March 2, 2007


Dunston Checks In, which "stars" Jason Alexander, Faye Dunaway, Rupert Everett, and uh, Pee Wee Herman was on STARZ last night. I'm so glad I have those 25 Starz/Encore movie channels, it offers so many excellent viewing choices. Oh, and thank you Jebus for IMDB, who helpfully points out the "goofs" in the movie:
  • Continuity: The bandage on Dunston's hand.
  • Continuity: The cake on Mrs. Dubrow's gown changes between shots.
  • Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Lionel gets his glasses off the cucumber woman's chest he is holding the end of them. When the camera changes he is not touching the glasses at all. When it goes back to the first camera he is touching them again.
  • Continuity: When Dunston goes into the spa and takes the cucumber off of the woman's face, it remains missing. But when Mr. Grant comes in, the cucumber is back on her face.

So you're saying the makers of a movie starring an orangutan were lazy? What about a monkey going into a spa, no one has a problem with that? And also thanks for the monkey keyword search, it's going to save me loads of time while looking for monkey movies in Blockbuster. Of course, DCI (as it is known on the 'net') was far superior to that other monkey movie starring an NBC sitcom star that was released in 1996:

"Minor league. Major friendship." You can't beat that. I don't remember the plot too well but I think the signature pitch that he threw was the "feces ball". (Even harder to hit than the 'Ultimate Galactic Dragon Gyroball Pitch Power Explosion'.) LeBlanc's agent probably said, "Well, you have a couple of weeks off between filming episodes of Friends, how about we bang out a monkey movie? They said they'll pay cash."

1 comment:

Rob said...

I didn't even know there was an internet monkey database