Popstar

Popstar

Never Stop Stopping

Blu-ray Disc - 2016 | Blu-ray version.
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A former boy band member does everything in his power to maintain his celebrity status when his solo album proves to be a failure.
Audience: OFA rating: 14A.
Publisher: Universal City : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, 2016.
Edition: Blu-ray version.
Branch Call Number: Blu-ray FIC Popst
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English dubbed in French and Spanish with French and Spanish subtitles.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

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sapphicatthedisco
Sep 30, 2017

this is actually my favourite comedy of all time

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uzebdrumz
Aug 23, 2017

The Lonely Island is an American comedy trio, formed by Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone that gained notoriety by satirizing pop/rap videos & songs with their own blend of musical mayhem & pop culture insight. Popstar brings that satire to the big screen mirroring the mocumentary style of "This is Spinal Tap." I cannot imagine a time when people will quote this film verbatim, simply because nobody has the genius to say the word "dubly," there wasn't even a hint of a puppet show, & it doesn't go to eleven; "Popstar" will perhaps become a footnote in the epic genre defined by Tap. It's entertaining, slapstick, in your face humour that mocks the music industry & includes several music icons like Weird Al Yankovic, Mariah Carey, 50 Cent, P!nk, Seal, Snoop Dogg, Michael Bolton, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Usher, & many more.

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redtayres
Aug 12, 2017

A comedy which inspires more amusement than outright laughs but if you're any sort of fan of the rock-star bio-pic this will surely be in your wheelhouse. A couple of hours of mindless fun, I enjoyed this movie.

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paul1
Jun 19, 2017

Another mockumentary along the lines of "Fear of a Black Hat" or "This is Spinal Tap". Makes fun of the modern pop music, with spoofs of over-sharing stars and silly entourage jobs. I found it laugh out loud in some areas, sometimes it was worth a chuckle or groan. Don't know if it will become a classic like Spinal Tap but I remain hopeful.

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Vrouk
May 22, 2017

The film had some funny bits and the basic plot were fine, but the mockumentary style destroyed this film. The horrible editing and style made you feel nothing for the characters. Yes, it's a silly comedy but it didn't hold together like a real movie.

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Loge99
May 03, 2017

This film has little to offer. The actual film was more like a rapid slideshow. Excessive use of short scenes. Very distracting.

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lindy919
Apr 23, 2017

I like Andy Samberg in Brooklyn 99 but this is kind of a mess. I imagine that he was a huge fan of The Beastie Boys and this is somewhat of an homage to them. I was constantly about to hit the eject button but bravely saw it thru to the end. The biggest problem is that hip-hop is such an utterly horrible genre of music that not even making fun of it is entertaining. Only one of the songs was at all funny. And then there were around a million cameos of bad "musicians" doing or saying "wacky" things. It was painful.

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Kancercakes13
Apr 02, 2017

I think they had good characters, concept, and plot, but making it a mocumentary didn't really make it work. I like Lonely Island, so the type of humor was just up my alley, but it wasn't executed well as a movie. I would say pass on the movie, and maybe watch the "Music Video's" on youtube or something as they are better than the actual movie. The best video's weren't even fully played out on the movie.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 01, 2017

Popstar Never Stop Never Stopping is a pretty funny mockumentary by the Lonely Island guys. The film follows Conner Friel, an ex member of the Style Boyz boyband. It follows his life and career as a solo artist, and the downfall of his solo career. The jokes in this film are a mix of an Adam Sandler and Will Ferrell movie. It’s both stupid and raunchy, but does have a few jokes that are genuinely funny. What I do like about this film is the music. The songs for this film are raunchy and stupid just like the film, but are very catchy. I like that they incorporated their musical abilities to this film. Popstar feels like a Lonely Island album that got turned into a movie. I would definitely recommend this movie if your humour is a bit raunchy, or if you love The Lonely Island.
- @reviewsfromthe9 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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dupree905
Mar 12, 2017

quite funny and like Spinal Tap for the modern audience. Fun at times but missing the sharp humour to make it a cult gem. Feels like it's made for the Sandler crowd instead of the sophisticated crowd to give it cult status.

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sapphicatthedisco
Sep 30, 2017

sapphicatthedisco thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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sapphicatthedisco
Sep 30, 2017

Coarse Language: almost constant swearing like f***, s***, b****, etc.

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