“Listen, do you… do you need a nap or something? Did you just decide to waste everyone’s time today, was it a conscious decision? Because THIS IS HOW YOU COCK A GUN, okay, you see that!?!?! Just like THAT, is that close enough for you!?!” ~Director WES POLAND (James Piper) yelling at the elderly actor playing the older version of Rose (Ellen Albertini Dow) on the set of his spoof-movie sequel, TITANIC 2.
Today’s (Updated) Re-release: NOT ANOTHER NOT ANOTHER MOVIE
The other week before this Thanksgiving weekend, I was asked by the powers that be here at BIGSTAR, “You have any suggestions or ideas you specifically want to put up over the holiday weekend? We’ve an open spot.” Well, since jumping onboard with the company back in January of this year, I’d yet to get such a spontaneous opportunity. “Well, yeah, in fact I do!”, was my reply. And so, comes this rerelease of one of my favorite indie comedies, NOT ANOTHER NOT ANOTHER MOVIE. Now, to our seasoned subscribers (who I’ve no doubt are well aware), BIGSTAR has already done an initial review and ranking of this film within the last 14 months or so. I’ve picked this film specifically, however, because it holds a unique place in my heart, soul and funny bone; you see, I’m friends with one of its stars and writers, Mr. James Piper. (Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts via the holidays, an exclusive one-on-one interview -similar to our Brandon Gibson exclusive back in August- wasn’t available in time for this post.) You see, James and I knew each other several years ago while working in the Operational Department at NBCUniversal’s Studio 13. At the time, the seedlings of this idea were being gestated in his creative consciousness, as we’d spend several lunch breaks discussing the ups-and-downs of the business at hand. As time went on, we moved on to bigger and better things; Studio 13 has since been demolished, James is now happily married to a most beautiful woman, and I’m not doing too shabby either. The stories however on this film’s preproduction?? I’d kill to be a fly on the wall during such a wickedly cool experience! (NOTE: Nope, I’m not saying a word! Without James’s interview or official go-ahead, you’ll have to keep imagining what this was like… but maybe NEXT time.)
So you subscribers out there are probably wondering to yourselves, “Geez, why watch this film again?” Well, for one, I’m doing my own, personal re-ranking of the film. Also, I’m betting many of you still haven’t seen it, but with yesterday’s HOLLYWOOD AND WINE, this makes the perfect Part 2 of a fabulous Holiday Comedy Weekend Double-Header! The opening sequence alone with Burt Reynolds as Director C.J. Waters and David Schultz as narcoleptic P.A. Randy at the crafts service table is arguably one of Reynolds’s finest deadpan double-takes in his post-DeLuise cinematic career!! Another great scene is a spoof on A FEW GOOD MEN actor Wolfgang Bodison, who gloriously is an excellent sport throughout a whole all-black-actors-look-the-same bit! I highly recommend we turn the clock back just a tad, and enjoy the splendor that is NOT ANOTHER NOT ANOTHER MOVIE. My buddy James would TRULY appreciate the homage. I also hope everyone’s Holiday Weekend was fantastic!
Directed by David Murphy
Starring: Burt Reynolds, Chevy Chase, Michael Madsen, Vinnie Jones, Wolfgang Bodison, Richard Tyson, James Duval, David Schultz, James Piper, Ellie Gerber
Tagline: We Hate Spoof Movies SO Much We Did A Film About The Idiots Who MAKE Them…