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  posted on 5/10/2009 at 04:20 PM
Im reading Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi and its a good book. Im familiar with Animal House and Blues Brothers and some of his SNL stuff and think hes really funny. What other movies of his r worth watching?


 

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  posted on 5/10/2009 at 04:24 PM
'Neighbors'

He plays a straight laced, semi normal married guy...when Dan Akroyd moves in next door and things start to go haywire.

 

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  posted on 5/10/2009 at 04:38 PM
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'Neighbors'

He plays a straight laced, semi normal married guy...when Dan Akroyd moves in next door and things start to go haywire.



I saw that at the movies when it came out, I watched it on DVD not to long ago. I thought it was a very funny movie. I loved it when Akroyd went out to pick up the spaghetti dinner.

Also, Cathy Moriarty was so HOT back then.



That was John's last movie.

 

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  posted on 5/10/2009 at 05:22 PM
He was really good in Continental Divide.If your from the Chicago area you really appreciate his role in this movie because about that time in the early 80's Mike Royko was a real famous Chicago Sun Times columnist and they touted his role in the movie as playing a Mike Royko type character. Royko was/is a Chicago News paper journalist/legend but FWIW It was a pretty decent movie I thought. .

 

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  posted on 5/10/2009 at 05:25 PM
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'Neighbors'

He plays a straight laced, semi normal married guy...when Dan Akroyd moves in next door and things start to go haywire.



great & always overlooked movie...

 

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  posted on 5/10/2009 at 07:25 PM
4/20/79 Capitol Theatre Passaic
"Hey Bartender" in the middle of a classic "Pegasus"

 

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  posted on 5/10/2009 at 08:23 PM
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Im reading Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi and its a good book.


That is a pretty good book. Woodward did an unbelievable job researching it. Every time Belushi sneezed that last few weeks he has it documented.

 

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  posted on 5/10/2009 at 10:10 PM
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'Neighbors'

He plays a straight laced, semi normal married guy...when Dan Akroyd moves in next door and things start to go haywire.



I saw that at the movies when it came out, I watched it on DVD not to long ago. I thought it was a very funny movie. I loved it when Akroyd went out to pick up the spaghetti dinner.

Also, Cathy Moriarty was so HOT back then.



That was John's last movie.
Cathy looked kind of like gwen stefani back then.

 

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  posted on 5/11/2009 at 06:56 AM
1941! Great WWII comedy! Lot's of great appearances: Slim Pickens, Dan Aykroyd, Robert Stack - many others. I laugh myself silly watching this one!

 

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  posted on 5/11/2009 at 09:22 AM
"Goin' South" is one I would add to the list. It starred Jack Nicholson and Mary Steenbergen and featured Belushi, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd and more.
On my list of favorite westerns. Belushi plays one of the deputies in the full Mexiccan Bee character sans the bee suit, Even gets in the line from "Treasure of the Sierra Madres":
"Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges" Was a great bus movie in my touring days.
Nichulson's best line in this flick: "I wouldn't take you to a dog fight..........
Even if you was the defending champ."

 

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  posted on 5/11/2009 at 04:54 PM
My favorite is Neighbors which I believe bombed pretty big when first released. The knock on it was that Belushi should have played the manic role & Aykroyd the normal guy.

It can be an uncomfortable viewing experience the first time through but it gets better & better w/ repeated viewings IMO.

I like 1941 too, remember seeing a picture in RS at the time. It was Belushi's b-day and they were passing out buttons that had "John Belushi: 1942-1941" printed on them. It was also considered a failure, tons of cash to make it & I believe it was a Spielberg project?




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  posted on 5/11/2009 at 05:14 PM
Loved Neighbors! It was funny but also kind of touching. And enjoyed seeing Belushi and Ackroyd sort of 'trade places' on the straight guy, crazy guy roles.

 

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  posted on 5/12/2009 at 10:55 AM
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Im reading Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi and its a good book. Im familiar with Animal House and Blues Brothers and some of his SNL stuff and think hes really funny. What other movies of his r worth watching?





Well, I can't reccommend movies that you didn't already mention, but I will say this to anyone who will listen. Get all the original Blues Brothers music you can.

Obviously the band is full of some of the most amazing players ever, Steve Jordan, Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Paul Shaffer, etc. - But the real thing that is amazing is that John Belushi & Dan Aykroyd do such a great job as frontmen. Dan is a great harmonica player and John was great singer. Sure they weren't the best, but they go above and beyond. The song selection and arrangements are amazing. Most (not all) of their recordings are better than the originals. - They really on have 3 albums, 2 live albums and the studio soundtrack album (which includes other artists). But there are more recordings out there, some live shows and videos and alternate versions of things.

 

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  posted on 5/12/2009 at 11:05 AM
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4/20/79 Capitol Theatre Passaic
"Hey Bartender" in the middle of a classic "Pegasus"





I second that one

 

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  posted on 5/12/2009 at 11:09 AM
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I second that one




Belushi came out wearing a Dodger jacket and shades, doing cartwheels and sang "Hey Bartender"..among others. I remember Gregg saying something like .."There's this guy backstage who is bugging me to come out and sing...should we bring him out?"

 

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  posted on 5/12/2009 at 11:35 AM
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'Neighbors'

He plays a straight laced, semi normal married guy...when Dan Akroyd moves in next door and things start to go haywire.



I loved Neighbors. No one else seemed to.

 

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  posted on 5/12/2009 at 11:38 AM
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1941! Great WWII comedy! Lot's of great appearances: Slim Pickens, Dan Aykroyd, Robert Stack - many others. I laugh myself silly watching this one!


l agree, it is a great flick.

 

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  posted on 5/12/2009 at 11:45 AM
I am reading the evolution of a cro-mag by John Joseph about his life and the cro-mags and New York punk/hardcore scene in the 80s and he talks about how JB was at a lot of punk shows.

Does it talk about how the punks were invited to the NBC studios and trashed it and had to be chased out by the cops? JB apparantly invited them to to that on purpose...

 

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"Goin' South" is one I would add to the list. It starred Jack Nicholson and Mary Steenbergen and featured Belushi, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd and more.
On my list of favorite westerns. Belushi plays one of the deputies in the full Mexiccan Bee character sans the bee suit, Even gets in the line from "Treasure of the Sierra Madres":
"Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges" Was a great bus movie in my touring days.
Nichulson's best line in this flick: "I wouldn't take you to a dog fight..........
Even if you was the defending champ."


Goin' South is one of my all time favorite Nicholson movies. "How 'bout we can some of those apricots like Nrs. (forget name) was talkin' about?" Probably not an accurate quote. That is one funny movie.

 

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  posted on 5/12/2009 at 12:08 PM
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1941! Great WWII comedy! Lot's of great appearances: Slim Pickens, Dan Aykroyd, Robert Stack - many others. I laugh myself silly watching this one!


Actually saw that in the movies

 

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  posted on 5/12/2009 at 12:10 PM
One of my favorite SNL moments is when Belushi was on stage with Joe Cocker and aping Cocker right there in front of him. Oh man.

Her it is.

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