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This week's reviewed movie is:
The Three Stooges




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The Three Stooges is called slapstick with emphasis on face slapping, eye gouging and head bonking -- with many prat falls, but always staying friends throughout.

Real fans like myself knew the older stooge movies were pretty awfulfun, but loved every minute of what we called one-reel comedies.

This new 90-minute version is a little harder to keep the action and fun going in every scene.

I also thought this new version of the stooges isn't as awful as the prereleased buzz suggested.

Just think about this: Would you rather let your children see "Jackass" films or The Three Stooges?

No question in my mind -- Jackass is real, the Stooges is just for fun! 
For the intellectuals, there are art house films, but for the rest of you lamebrains, knuckleheads, and porcupines, there's The Three Stooges -- a heartfelt homage to Larry, Moe, and Curley.

Out to save the orphanage they grew up in, the boys run into disaster after disaster, all remaining completely oblivious to their surroundings.

Not for sissies, little goils, or anyone who doesn't know who these guys are.

 Pick two (nyuk, nyuk, nyuk)  
The Three Stooges started their film careers in the Depression, when sudden adult temper outbursts were put up with.

From 1933 and 1934 alone, Moe, Curley, and Larry slapped themselves silly making 20 shorts.

All of their crazy moves and comic foolishness  made it to TV.

By 1959, 190 seasoned Stooge shorts were showing up on networks Saturday mornings.

I liked this new affectionate remake from the filmmaking Farrelly brothers with a moronic celebration of goofy, slapstick and showing a real respectful loyalty to the original classic trio. 

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