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21, presents the right amounts of schlocky patriotism and action-movie pacing to create an updated, serialized version of "Air Force One," or, better yet, "The West Wing" meets "24."
Part of the blame for the resolution's schlocky content must be borne by those who advised the Foreign Minister, especially members of the Foreign Service, who let the Minister indulge his folly while keeping their counsel obsequiously mute.
He seemed unsure about the tone of the film, which is part parody, part slapstick and too schlocky as a whole.
"I'm happy we got a great thing that nobody ever sees: suction." Director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters) blends an intimate end-of-life story with Ebert's wide-ranging biography: precocious college newspaper editor, recovering chunk, screenwriter of the schlocky Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, friend and critic of Hollywood's biggest names.
I know that for myself, though not necessarily exploitation films, some of the first films I grew enamored with as a kid were schlocky, action movies.
"It's a risky endeavour because he show could be schlocky if not handled correctly by the right people, and we all had that knowledge before we started," notes San Francisco-born Hartnett, who's currently dating British actress Tamsin Egerton.
We were sucked into a giant (and I am stealing this term from a slightly schlocky Syfy original movie) ice twister.
Silly, schlocky and with what looks like a fourfigure budget, the film's many flaws are offset by a subversive sense of humour.
So how can they dodge Disneyfication, eschew schlocky themes, avoid portraying women as victims and stay relevant to today's culture while representing people and circumstances that are recognizable and riveting?
schlocky: to 47 movie feel The Shogun orders Asano to commit ritual suicide to avoid bringing shame upon his house, then permits Mika one year to mourn before she must marry Kira and thereby unite the two kingdoms.
Not that I expected a schlocky performance; though I'm a newcomer to Actors Cabaret, I knew of its reputation for doing first-class stuff.
Closing with such a quote is certainly schlocky, but it is also certainly easy to digest.
Its bouncy, English-influenced score is rendered in schlocky cruise ship-style arrangements bearing little resemblance to the original, and the lyrics are inexplicably almost entirely new (one particularly misses the goofy "Olga from the Volga").
William Castle, a director/producer in the 1950s and '60s, used some legendarily wacky tactics to pull people into his schlocky horror films--among them, posting nurses at theaters to hand out life insurance policies (in case moviegoers died of fright during the feature) and vibrating devices under seats.