Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory & Blazing Saddles – Midnight Screenings

Brad and Dave see the AMC Rereleases of Willy Wonka and Blazing Saddles.

Brad and Dave see the AMC rerelease of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Brad and Dave see the AMC rerelease of Blazing Saddles.

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11 comments

  1. I know it’s bad to talk ill of the dead but I prefer the Tim Burton Willy Wonka movie.

    I’ve never seen Blazing Saddles. In fact, I didn’t know that Gene Wilder was in it until recently. However, since it’s from the 70’s… I don’t know if I want to see it. One last thing: I don’t think the VIP thing is stupid. At least where I live, no one seems to have a Stubs card.

  2. The sugar free chocolate “ZERO / ゼロ” from Japan is absolutely incredible.

    The chocolate is very creamy and quite sweet in taste.

    I have included a link to an image of the chocolate’s packaging.

    http://nissyokuattachedfile.blob.core.windows.net/ns-public/94474

  3. I don’t so much like the Gene Wilder Willy Wonka either. I watched it as a kid, didn’t fall in love with it or anything. The Tim Burton one I very much like.

  4. A Slasher Horror Kid’s Film! A Slasher Horror Kid’s Film! A Slasher film for kids that was rated G way back in 1971 Wow, I mean just wow! I think you guys are digging way to deep into this children’s movie for children or families. And by the way Wonka’s grabbing of Veruca’s chin and saying some poem in a creepy way We are the music makers,goes like this cause it was a real poem.
    And we are the dreamers of dreams,
    Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
    And sitting by desolate streams;—
    World-losers and world-forsakers,
    On whom the pale moon gleams:
    Yet we are the movers and shakers
    Of the world for ever, it seems.

    Ode – Arthur O’Shaughnessy.

  5. Yes while I do agree that grabbing a child’s chin or cheeks even a spoiled British rich girl’s face is molesting, suggestive, and perhaps abusive, that opening piece of poem was real, look call me a know-it-all which I am at my relatively young age (partly because of you folks, internet movie/general media or US, British, and Japanese pop culture critics like 65% of it), I didn’t know until recently that this was a poem written by a 19th century Irish poet and trust me I don’t care much about historical Irish poets or know any of their literary work because I’m Russian for God’s sake, nyet really I’m Russian and Jewish who also happens to be a great fluent linguist in addition to being a living, breathing encyclopedia of basically anything. I could be wrong but I’m pretty sure child abuse was not such a social, political issue 45 years ago in the Western World, maybe even underage sexual abuse in British schools was quite okay, well maybe private Religious Schools or any public school throughout England, I mean who the hell knows what possibly legalized child abuse and molestation went on in those British schools from the early 19th century to the late Countercultural Swinging 1960’s or later on. But seriously guys, you two are putting a little way too much dark conspiracy theories into Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory adapted from Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory written some few years before this film’s release. I’m not fully defending this controversial family film as it was perceived over the years based on the controversial, dark children’s book written by a famous British writer whom many (mostly American), but also some British literature to movie critics like that Dom guy consider Roald Dahl and I’m quoting The Dom of Lost In Adaptation when he reviewed “The Witches (1990)” “Oh Roald Dahl you sociopathic maniac masquerading as a children’s book author.” But I could be wrong but come on, you two were clearly overreacting in some areas of the nature of Willy Wonka. I mean how can we live in a world where fictional, kindly, middle-aged, tall white men (English or German or American) who still dress in 19th century clothing living in the 20th century fictional world or society setting, owning and operating a large confectionary industry (fictional or even real) as secret child molesters and pedophile murders? I mean it’s like as if nice and kind but maybe with a slight dark edge Danish fairy-tale writer Hans Christian Andersen was not to be trusted for kids and teens, really who can you trust if you have such sinister, nasty thoughts about that person? I ask in all honesty.

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