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LIKE I SAID BRUCE CAMPBELL+TED RAIMI WILL ALWAYS = BRILLIANCE

  • Aug 21, 2011
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MY NAME IS BRUCE

Of course any one who knows me or has read any of my reviews knows that I am a huge Bruce Campbell fan, can't help it any thing he is apart of I will buy. So of course I was ready and waiting when this marvelous piece of filmmaking came out [I know I know, I am a fan boy]. Naturally after having a whole weekend of a great Bruce Campbell marathon I was still ready for this movie as was every one around me, of course I now realize that every time a movie comes out or we have some MMA going on I always pay for it. Also every one seems to come to my house and eat up everything; I need to switch this up some time. Any way we all headed back to my house as soon as I purchased this and loaded up with drinks and started the flick, good times.

As I expected this was a really fun film that any and every fan of Bruce would more than enjoy, plenty of inside jokes through out the movie, that marathon right before this helped immensely on that front. The way he mixed his real life with his fictional character was brilliant, even the fake movies in the film he talks about seem like they would great. The story is as follows, are you ready? We open with a couple of teens going to the local cemetery looking to have a good time together, one of these kids happens to be the worlds biggest Bruce fan, I disagree whole heartedly but that is neither here nor there. After being turned down or something like that he wanders off and finds a medallion connected to some door on a tomb, of course he grabs it and rips it off the door. From here our villain Guan-Di emerges and begins to take the kids out one by one, he protects the souls that rest there and also just happens to be the Chinese god of war. Off away in Hollywood we join Bruce on the set of his new film, "Cave Alien 2", sounds Bruce fantastic. After leaving the set one day and going to his house Bruce is knocked out and kidnapped and wakes up in a small country town, the town were the demon moves amongst the living. Bruce thinks that this is all set up by his manager so he plays along like nothing is wrong, that is until that he comes face to face with a real demon. From there all bets are off as Bruce must find the real hero in him that he played for so long to beat this thing.

I have to say right now that this is a very funny movie and Bruce is wonderful as a meaner version of him self. As always his comedic timing is second to none as he hits every line perfectly with that wonderful wit and charisma. I love the fact the film while riddled with inside jokes that only fans will get is also a great watch for the average viewer. This film is very funny and you don't have to have seen his other works to appreciate it. Of course for those of us that have seen his previous directorial feature "Man With The Screaming Brain" can tell you that this is visually and over all a better movie. Of course that film was made for TV, the Sci-Fi Channel to be exact, this movie did not have to edit its self for made for TV fair. As for the directing Bruce did a great job as the film does not feel like it slows down and the pace keeps to a good speed, taking breaks only when appropriate. Mark Verheiden's script is amazing and was the perfect choice for Bruce's next film, very funny stuff that had a great performer as well. Bruce also served as producer along side Mike Richardson who produced such films as "AVP, Hellboy 2, and 30 Days of Night", so this film had a great tam behind it.

Acting wise there are some great performances like Campbell's but others give your typical b level performances, which was great. Bruce of course was great but so was Grace Thorsen as Kelly and Ellen Sandweiss as Cheryl [the same from Evil Dead]. Taylor Sharpe as Jeff did a good job as did Ben McCain as the major of the town, as a matter of fact every one played their parts very well, especially the 2 guys who played the gay guys [they were very funny]. Still besides Bruce the show stealer was none other then the great Ted Raimi who played three roles ala Eddie Murphy, all were great as expected. Ted was very believable and funny as Bruce's manager Mills Toddner and was really funny as the sign painter, who was named Ted. Then there was his Chinese character Wing who claimed to be in control of the demon, see how that worked out.

This was a great movie that was very funny especially after watching all of those Bruce related films and TV shows before this one came out. To all Bruce fans you probably already own this but to those who don't you are missing out. And to those who are just casual movie goers this one can also be for you, it is really funny and Bruce provides a funny performance. Also all you movie buffs like myself will love the DVD, it is loaded beyond belief with special features. First off we get a great audio commentary from the man himself Bruce Campbell and producer Mike Richardson as well as a great behind the scenes making of feature. There also a lot of features like "Bruce on" my personal favorites "Kif's Kornor, and awkward moments with Kif" as well as many others. There are also trailers and gallery's but the best thing is that there are multiple hidden eggs on every screen you can get on, and I mean every screen.

This is a wonderful DVD that all should own and by own I mean buy not burn, and forget rentals, this is a keeper.

LIKE I SAID BRUCE CAMPBELL+TED RAIMI WILL ALWAYS = BRILLIANCE LIKE I SAID BRUCE CAMPBELL+TED RAIMI WILL ALWAYS = BRILLIANCE LIKE I SAID BRUCE CAMPBELL+TED RAIMI WILL ALWAYS = BRILLIANCE LIKE I SAID BRUCE CAMPBELL+TED RAIMI WILL ALWAYS = BRILLIANCE LIKE I SAID BRUCE CAMPBELL+TED RAIMI WILL ALWAYS = BRILLIANCE LIKE I SAID BRUCE CAMPBELL+TED RAIMI WILL ALWAYS = BRILLIANCE

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September 08, 2011
Agreed. Good film. I will watch anything with Bruce Campbell even if it's not a favorite per se. Anotehr great film that Raimi worked on with the Coen brothers was Crimewave. Bruce Campbell also stars in this. Sadly, both Raimi & Coen brothers have sort of disowned the film which will explain why it's so hard to find nowadays but you might look for a torrent or...I think there are a few copies floating around Amazon. It's a really fun film & I watched a lot in the eighties. ;-)
 
August 26, 2011
Do you have the companion comic book for this flick? Verheiden published the comic book version of it with Dark Horse shortly before the film came out, and it's a must have for Campbell fans...which you obviously are.
August 28, 2011
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To all Bruce fans you probably already own this but to those who don't you are missing out. And to those who are just casual movie goers this one can also be for you, it is really funny and Bruce provides a funny performance. Also all you movie buffs like myself will love the DVD, it is loaded beyond belief with special features. First off we get a great audio commentary from the man himself Bruce Campbell and producer Mike Richardson as well as a great behind the scenes making of feature. There …
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MY NAME IS BRUCE is exactly what Bruce Campbell fans would expect it to be, but with perhaps a bit more vulgar language included. Having read the Dark Horse comic book that was created to parallel it, I wasn't expecting much--the humor in the film relies completely on the delivery of its hero the one and only Bruce Campbell, which is something that simply doesn't translate to the printed page.         The plot is simple: teenagers accidentally raise the Chinese god …
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My Name is Bruce is a horror/comedy motion picture written by Mark Verheiden of Dark Horse Comics and directed by B-movie icon Bruce Campbell, who also stars as a fictionalized version of himself.
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Director: Bruce Campbell
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Release Date: 2008.11.2
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 86 minutes
Studio: Dark Horse Entertainment, Image Entertainment
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