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Baked Potatoes: a Pot Smoker's Guide to Film and Video Paperback – March 1, 1996
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From the Publisher
From undeniable Classics to mind-grating Bad Seeds. From elusive UnsungHeroes to risky Risky Calls. Complete with an easy-to-use five-pot-leaf ratingsystem, incisive self-indulgent babble, troubleshooting procedures for the BadSeeds gone berserk, and much much more, Baked Potatoes arrives in ablaze of glory, rating and reviewing over 150 films and videos for thediscerning high.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Blade Runner,Bambi, Repo Man, Superfly, Time Bandits,Highlander, 2001, Evil Dead II, Ganjasaurus Rex,Freaks, Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke, The MalteseFalcon, Ronald Reagan's 1984 State of the Union Address, Gates ofHeaven, Story of Ricky, The Blizzard of Aahhhs, Meet theFeebles!
Why say "No" when you can just say "Fine, I have a problem" and be done withit? Why read fiction when you can read strange but easily digestible sound-bitereviews written by marijuana users? There is no reason.
Join us for a picnic on the fried cinematic playground.
John Hulme and Michael Wexler are the editors of Voices of the Exiledand creators of the nationally syndicated radio drama Vanishing Point.Writers, filmmakers, and radio producers, they have been friends since highschool.
Copyright © 1996 by John Hulme and Michael Wexler.
From the Inside Flap
"Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, "Blade Runner, "Bambi, "Repo Man, "Superfly, "Time Bandits, "Highlander, "2001, "Evil Dead II, "Ganjasaurus Rex, "Freaks, "Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke, "The Maltese Falcon, "Ronald Reagan's 1984 State of the Union Address, "Gates of Heaven, "Story of Ricky, "The Blizzard of Aahhhs, "Meet the Feebles!
Why say "No" when you can just say "Fine, I have a problem" and be done with it? Why read fiction when you can read strange but easily digestible sound-bite reviews written by marijuana users? There is no reason.
Join us for a picnic on the fried cinematic playground.
John Hulme and Michael Wexler are the editors of "Voices of the Exiled and creators of the nationally syndicated radio drama "Vanishing Point. Writers, filmmakers, and radio producers, they have been friends since high school.
Top Customer Reviews
This book can be enjoyed on two levels; on one hand, it is a film review book that has rated many different movies out there, and it is also excellent satire. I've actually bought movies that were recommended by this book.
In short, if you like movies, get this book.
This book, almost more than any other, manages to capture the ineffable subjectivity of the movie-viewing-stoner with almost Proustian elan. From personal memories which have an almost universal ring, to completely off the wall tangents that yet bear the ring of truth, this book exposes the act of movie watching for the intensely personal experience that it is for all of us, and brings us together in that fragile realization.
And it's very, very funny. Read it. Now. Thank you for your time.
The movie reviews are humorous, insightful, pretty darn accurate, and easy to read. And what other book can talk you down when you stumble unexpectedly onto an Akira Kurasawa film festival and can't get out? There's a lot of humor, helpful hints, little-known cinematic gems and even a dab of common sense tucked into this soon-to-be classic.
Do you dread being the one picked to go to the video store and choose the night's entertainment while all your friends wait expectantly for your return? Can't handle the pressure? Or everyone at the video store STARING at you? (Just staring. Right at you. And the guys behind the counter - they're staring too) Fear no more, my friends. Grab a copy of Baked Potatoes and head to the video store with confidence. Your friends will thank you.
This is a team of film aficionados born in the golden age of primary cable who got together & hashed out a comprehensive, expansive, even daring best & worst movie list.
The funniest book I've ever read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great shape, book is clean, it came fast and in very nice order. Wish it had more up to date movie reviews but this isn't a book review, it's a sellers review.Published on May 30, 2014 by Samurai Mafuni
Been trying to track this down since I had a copy at a video store I worked at in 96. Very worthy, and funPublished on January 24, 2014 by Michael Garcia
This was a gift suggested by a movie buff. The recipient loved the book!! Thanks!!Published on November 8, 2009 by Jennifer A. Ott
A lot of the movies in this book are hard to find but it still makes for a good read when the power goes out.Published on March 16, 2009 by Troy
If you regard your three-foot glass Boba Fett water pipe as your most essential piece of furniture and you enjoy watching movies without necessarily caring about cinematic details... Read morePublished on October 4, 2005 by Jason Mierek
I've gotta say that the book is a million times better than the actual movies they recommend. A couple years ago my friend and I made the mistake of taking the authors' word on a... Read morePublished on March 26, 2004 by Colin
Finally, my two favorite subjects in one cool book. I agree with the other reviewers, this book has opened my eyes to many great movies. Read morePublished on August 14, 2000 by News Nut