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Tracy Wuster <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:00:26 -0600
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My best friend tells a story of Val Kilmer opening a show doing his
Mark Twain "impression" for the singer Ryan Adams (not Bryan) at the
Hollywood Bowl several years ago.  He was boo'd off the stage.

I then did some research to see if I could find footage of Kilmer as
Twain, which is apparently a project the actor has been working on.
It was truly terrible and worth booing.  I booed as I watched alone at
my desk.

Here's a story:



On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 12:43 PM, Hal Bush <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> In addition:  do not waste any of your festive holiday time on Bigfoot
> (2012):  in which two rivals (Danny Bonaduce, Barry Williams) try to
> capture the legendary creature in South Dakota.  I give it 2.5 stars for
> effort and casting.
> ps: in case you think I made this up, guess again.
> pps: I'm not sure how this is relevant to this LIST, other than as a
> burlesque.
> happy holidays! -hb
> On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 12:30 PM, Clay Shannon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Val Kilmer's 2013 movie, "Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn" is a train
>> wreck=
>>  and a travesty. Don't waste your time, unless you enjoy the feeling of
>> bei=
>> ng sick at your stomach. If Val Kilmer's intent was to portray Twain as an
>> =
>> evil idiot, he succeeded. I wanted to not just yell at the tv, but also
>> chu=
>> nk a hunk of lead at it. The story is a weird kaleidoscopic, topsy-turvy
>> am=
>> algamation of Twain tales; Kilmer looks creepy in his zombie-esque makeup,
>> =
>> and the other actors (who are obviously amateurs) speak English with
>> Europe=
>> an accents (it was filmed in Bulgaria, so I assume they are Bulgarians).
>> Other than that, it's not too bad. I gave it one star on netflix, which is
>> =
>> the overall rating it has; was I the only one to rate it? Was I the only
>> pe=
>> rson to see it (besides my long-suffering wife)? I gave it one star
>> because=
>>  it's not possible to give it zero stars - or negative 44, which is how
>> I'd=
>>  really like to appraise it.=C2=A0- B. Clay Shannon
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