Tell me more tell me more, was his dead body a sight?Tell me more tell me more, was he high as a kite?
lawboy87: CSB,early 80's, college - frat brothers out on all night beer bash, walk to the old movie theater a block away and go into the matinee showing of Xanadu (we were expecting something different), but what the hell we were drunk.Pulled an MST3K, which royally pissed off the only other people in the entire theater - a group of about 50 12-14 yr old girls taking this movie seriously.The usher (who I swear the pimply faced teenager shown working every menial job in Springfield in the Simpsons was based on) shows up and asks us to be quiet. He might as well asked the tide to stop rolling in. Let me just say that hungover and watching roller disco on the big screen is not a good combination, I still start to dry heave a bit at even the thought of that movie.
Rwa2play: DKinMN: This lady has had some weird reasons to be in the news the last few years.Also, she was so damn hot. Jesus.And Sheena Easton in the 80s....motherofgod.jpg
Robert1966: So the message is: no matter how hot ONJ was, or how hittable she remains, stay away. The dame is poison.
skantea: Forlorne Greene: If you were a straight male in the 70s and didn't have a crush on Olivia Newton-John, you weren't a straight male in the 70s. But yeah, Xanadu wasn't very watchable. I did like ELO, and I liked the weird Andrews-Sisters-ish/rock-band duet with the Tubes.What is it with her and creepy news stories? Her ex-boyfriend faked his own death, and now a dude is shot at her house?I see your Newton-John, and raise you one Linda Carter:[1.bp.blogspot.com image 410x640]
Uzzah: Much like "The Phantom Menace," somebody with a deft editing touch could probably take what's there, cut 35% out of it, and come out with a fairly decent movie.The premise of "muse inspires old guy and young guy to collaborate on a big dream project for both of them" is a workable logline, and Kelly does a pretty good job with his role, despite the terrible dialogue he's given. ONJ isn't a very good actress -- it would've been better to write her up as a sort of aloof and flighty object of admiration like Albert Brooks did with Sharon Stone, rather than having her fall in love too. (Really? A muse that's been doing this for thousands of years is going to fall for this particular schlub?) Cut the story down to Warriors-guy's pursuit of his dream and Kelly's wistfulness about the dreams he had in the past. Cut out some of the more pointless flamboyance like the "All Over the World" bit and a lot of the opening-night nonsense, trim out the campiest of the special effects, and you've got a decent movie about a lady inspiring two guys to strive to make something big happen.
FrancoFile: Imagine how much cocaine it took for someone to say:"I know - we'll have Gene Kelly and a bunch of young kids on rollerskates. Olivia Newton-John will play a Greek Goddess, and we'll get Electric Light Orchestra to do the soundtrack!"And then to have the executives and agents agree to it...
albert71292: I liked "Xanadu"...
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