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Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #320 on: 08-20-2003 18:01 »
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MIB II

Ok, I know this is a year old, but I rented it today. Anyway, I love the first one, and had high expectations for the sequal that was 5 years in the making. Sadly I was pretty disappointed. It seemed all over the place, and not all that clear. A lot of lame kiddy humour too, and the plot wasn't anywhere near as engaging or climatic as the first one. Something felt like it was missing for me, but I loved that last few seconds, they were class!    cool

edit - oh yeah, and what the hell was Micheal Jackson doing in it?
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« Reply #321 on: 08-20-2003 18:04 »

 
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MIB II
edit - oh yeah, and what the hell was Micheal Jackson doing in it?

Every good Sci-fi flick needs a creepy alien in it.

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« Reply #322 on: 08-20-2003 18:08 »

 
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 Every good Sci-fi flick needs a creepy alien in it.

So very true  laff
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« Reply #323 on: 08-20-2003 18:16 »

Hey, don't get me started!
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« Reply #324 on: 08-21-2003 18:33 »

Jackass The Movie

I just bought this on DVD, and it rules. The stuff they do is so stupid, yet funny. I can't believe how close Johney Knoxvile comes to breaking his neck in the golf cart skit. And some of the other skits are just, isane! Like off-road tattoo, setting off fireworks out of your ass, and the last one, well...

Anyway, although some of it is gross, most of it is awesome. I love the opening shopping trolley bit too. There's plenty of neat extras, and more insane stuff on there too  cool
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« Reply #325 on: 08-21-2003 19:09 »

I saw that as well tonight, and it didn't feel better than a couple of standard episodes. I liked Henry Rollins' cameo.
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« Reply #326 on: 08-21-2003 21:00 »
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Seabiscut

I just saw this today.  It's pretty good. The acting is on the ball, the history info, while boring, was actually interesting enough to keep me from falling asleep. Or maybe it was all that coke...anyway, the horses were cute   big grin, espicially seabiscut.  When they raced it really felt like you were in the race.  And it wasn't a cheesy movie either. It was your typical drama-y movie, the emotions constantly go from happy to unhappy to happy to sad, etc. but it wasn't cheesy. Good job eveyone on this movie.

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« Reply #327 on: 08-22-2003 02:26 »
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Tomb Raider II

 
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The story is not the issue here!

But it has lots of action, several body doubles of Angelina Jolie and CGI-animated monsters. If you manage to turn off your brain before it starts, then you might have fun...

C+
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« Reply #328 on: 08-22-2003 11:04 »
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Vertigo.

Some regard it to be Alfred Hitchcocks finest film, and I watched it again recently.  Hitchcock, when once asked why he didn't try to make a different kind of movie claimed that he was incapable of it.  If, for example, he tried to make a musical, he'd make it so that one of the show girls was plotting to kill another.  Taking this into account, I see vertigo now, not so much a murder mystery, as it is a tale of love and obsession.

The film follows Scotty, played by James Stewart, who is a retired detective in San Francisco.  Scotty has a crippling fear of heights, which he only recently discovered with tragic results.  Scotty is approached by and old friend and is asked to become a private eye, and keep his eye on his freinds wife, Madeline.  Madeline (Kim Novak) is a beutiful blonde woman, who is both tragicly drawn to Scotty and to her own demise.  She is convinced that the ghost of her great grandmother will force her to kill herself.

Pacing in this film is amasing, in that it never wavers from long, slow, building suspence.  Like crechendoes in a symphony, the dramatic moments are pulled into long, sometimes enthralling, although sometimes monotonus segments.  The best example of these two would be comparing the scene in the woods, and the car-chase scene respectively.  This is not a film for the impatient.

If you are a patient viewer, then this movie will astound you.  I couldn't imagine George Bailey's face ever sending chills down my spine, but low and behold, Jimmy Stewart creeped me out to no end with his outstanding performance as the obsessed Scotty.  Likewise, Kim Novak plays two roles, and brings them both to life.  I can't say much more without spoiling the movie, so I won't.

Musically, visually, and in its presentation Vertigo is an amazing film.  If you haven't watched it I highly reccomend you do.

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« Reply #329 on: 08-22-2003 13:36 »

American Pie : The Wedding

I'd forgotten my glasses, so it was a bit blurry. I did like this film, I seem to like the American Pie series, and it had a good ending. No one seemed to notice that Chris Klein (Oz) wasn't in it though. I'll give it a B  smile
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« Reply #330 on: 08-22-2003 20:15 »

Spy Kids 3-D Game Over

Well this wasen't what I expected. I thought it would show Carmen going through the levels. but it didn't show her until Toymaker set her free. The parents and uncles don't get an appearence until the final 20 minuetes of the movie. As for the 3-D, it made it look black and white and for those who didn't see it get to the top row!

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« Reply #331 on: 08-23-2003 09:35 »

May

A very creepy little horror film that just hit video stores.  Angele Bettis (Carrie from the TV movie) puls off an amazing performance as the title character.  May has a lazy eye and so as a child wore an eye patch from her first day of school on, making her look like a pirate.  Shunned by classmates because of this, May's only friend is a doll her mother made when the mom was young ("If you can't find a friend... make one" ).  Now all grown up, May works at a vetrinary clinc and thinks she's found the perfect boyfriend in Adam (Jeremy Sisto).  Sure May's weird, but Adam says he's into weird.  But as the relationship progresses, it becomes apparent the two have a very different definition of weird (and it's boundries)...

Both funny and creepy, May manages to stay balanced by staying true to it's characters.  The final shot would be laughable in a lesser movie, but seems spot on here.  I don't want to give anything from this movie away, so I'll just say if you're a fan of well-made horror films, check this one out.

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« Reply #332 on: 08-23-2003 17:42 »

 
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American Pie : The Wedding

I'd forgotten my glasses, so it was a bit blurry. I did like this film, I seem to like the American Pie series, and it had a good ending. No one seemed to notice that Chris Klein (Oz) wasn't in it though. I'll give it a B   smile

I know and Vicky and Nadia not in it too.


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« Reply #333 on: 08-26-2003 01:48 »

Freddy Vs. Jason

I saw it last night with my boyfriend (he's actually seen it 3 times now [paid for it twice  no no ]) and all I did was laugh. I liked the scene at Will's house? Just 'cuz I've been to that area (I could read the Edgemont Street sign). Other than that it's the regular blood and gore movie. All the blood, it made me laugh there was so much. Anyway go the horribleness of that movie out of my head to night by going to see Seabiscuit again. And next day off I'm going to try and see Open Range all reviews I've heard for that have been good.
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« Reply #334 on: 08-27-2003 00:06 »
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I spent a nice afternoon at the cinema on Sunday, and saw two films.
Le Divorce
I think I would have enjoyed this film much more if I hadn't read the novel.  I felt two hours was not enough for a movie based on a three hundred page novel.  Several big events from the book were left out or hardly dealt with.
A lot of critics have called this film "anti-France", though I couldn't disagree more.  Visually, the film is brilliant and it makes me want to take a visit to Paris all the more.  The food looks delicious as well. Overall, it was an enjoyable film (though not the comedy it was advertised as), but would have been much better if I hadn't been expecting a realiable big screen version of the novel.

I also saw PotC a fifth time and I have to ask, what is up with all the young girls calling themselves Johnny Depp fans when they've never even heard of "21 Jump Street"?  And what obsessive fan doesn't know what "The Brave" is?

Who is Agent Codename: Dragonfly?
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« Reply #335 on: 08-27-2003 14:24 »

Pirates...
My friend and I gave this four "Arrrs!!"
Four out of what, we don't know but it was good stuff and Keira Knightly was hot enough for me to say, "Ooh, hello Major!" in that guy from the Carry On movies voice.
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« Reply #336 on: 08-29-2003 14:49 »

The Lizzie Mcguire Movie

It was a good movie. I was mad that Miranda and Larry Tudgeman weren't in it. Gordo played an excellent role. I can't believe that Great movie

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« Reply #337 on: 09-01-2003 04:29 »
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Well I thought I'd review two films I watched last night.

Starting with...
The Avengers (18:20-20:00 - Channel 5)
Now I try and look for the best in every film, but there is not too much here. It's overly major fault is one. Almost every other mistake in the film could have been excused or forgiven if it was not for the absolutely dire dialogue between Mrs Peel and Mr Steed. I don't know how they spoke on the original TV series, but there was so much fakeness to the dialogue that you ended up not caring about either of them in the film. The other characters were much more interesting, but again, the script was not all that polished and the entire plot seemed held together by aging sticky-back plastic. What's even more inexcusable is that Eddie Izzard had a rather large role, but didn't barely say a word! He just did "oooff!" "Argh!" "Eee!" "Woooah!" "AAAAAAAAAAAAGH!" and that was all. If they allowed Eddie to speak, it would have saved the film!
Nearly.

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Next off, we find a film at the opposite side of the spectrum.

Once Upon A Time In The West(22:00-00:40 - BBC 2)

Tinged with sadness since one of the main stars, Charles Bronson, has just died. But I didn't know that when I saw it last night.

Another fantastic film from Sergio Leone. I could go on about it for ages. The plot had much more substance than any of the Dollar films - it was a film with much more to it than just killing (though it played a large part). It was a plot that left me guessing until the end, turning out that Bronson's character was much like Lee Van Cleef's Colonel Douglas Mortimer from For A Few Dollars More - and again the theme of revenge is done extremely well as it was in A Few Dollars More - you get an idea, but you can only figure it out at the end. It's something that is missing from most of the modern day blockbusters, if there is a revenge character, something or someone has to say that he's a revenge character, and in a way that's a melodramatic attempt to get the viewers' sympathy - but not so in the Leone films. Either at the end you look back and forgive his actions until that point or you don't, it wouldn't make a difference, since it wouldn't matter, the viewer is just a bystander - just like in real life.

Interestly, Charles Bronson and Henry Fonda were two actors Sergio Leone was desperate to get in the Dollar films, but they were then too expensive. So he finally got his wish here, and very good it did too.
Though I will always think that even though they were "plumped" for, the original cast of the Dollar films fitted it perfectly, even if it meant that Lee Van Cleef had to be used in two almost utterly different roles between For A Few Dollars More and The Good The Bad and The Ugly and Gian Maria Volente was the bad guy twice.

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« Reply #338 on: 09-01-2003 15:43 »

 
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The Lizzie Mcguire Movie
It was a good movie. I was mad that Miranda and Larry Tudgeman weren't in it. Gordo played an excellent role. I can't believe that Great movie
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This post confuses me.
Your sex sign says you're male?
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #339 on: 09-01-2003 15:48 »

I'd rather kill myself than see that movie.  I hate Duff with an exceptionatley large passion.
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« Reply #340 on: 09-01-2003 15:52 »

I saw the best film of the summer this weekend past.
Pirates of the Carribian

This movie is so much fun. I mean come on Johhny Depp, Pirates and Zombies how could you go wrong.
The CG in the movie is amazing. The pirates turn from their normal form to their zombie form semlessly.
Both Johhny Depp and Geoffrey Rush play great parts. Not to mention how sexy Keira Knightly was. It was also great to see some lesser known British stars in the film like the guy who played Gareth in The Office and the guy who used to be in This Life.
This film is great fun so I give it
Five AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRSSS
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« Reply #341 on: 09-02-2003 02:36 »

Jeepers Creepers 2
Yeah, I was one of the few that saw it on Friday. And I think about 50% of the others that saw it on Friday also worked at the theater. Anyway, I thought it was actually pretty good. The Creeper did what he was supposed to do, he creeped me out, But I was still able to sleep very easily that night. I keep trying to figure out when this one is set compaired to the first. Was the first movie set 23 years ago, or was it set in present time and the second takes off right after it (I can't remember the first film.). It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, seeing as how most sequels put out this year are horrible. C+

S.W.A.T.
I was finally able to see this, and I can see why it has been staying steadily busy. It seemed to take a while to get to the main story, but when it got there, it moved fast. Colin Ferrel was great, and I liked the change from his usual every second word having to be a swear. At times I found it hard to keep up with, but that was just because there were quite a few characters and I couldn't put names to faces (but that's just me.)
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« Reply #342 on: 09-02-2003 12:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Rocketboy:
The Lizzie Mcguire Movie
It was a good movie. I was mad that Miranda and Larry Tudgeman weren't in it. Gordo played an excellent role. I can't believe that Great movie
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This post confuses me.
Your sex sign says you're male?

Why yes. yes it does. So what?

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« Reply #343 on: 09-02-2003 12:59 »

You guys are so gay if you all went to see the Lizzie Mcguire Movie.

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« Reply #344 on: 09-02-2003 14:55 »

Yeah, Juliet said it man (unless you went with some girls or you're 9, in which case, I forgive you..........barely).

Has anyone seen a film by Mike Judge (yeah yeah, boo, hiss, most PEELers hate him) called Office Space, I'm wondering if it's any good?
Apparently is a big hit.
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« Reply #345 on: 09-02-2003 16:03 »
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Oh my god, I hate people who say "Ohhh you're gay because you saw a movie" WHY THE HELL ARE YOU POSTING ABOUT SOMETHING YOU HATE!!!?? I respect people's opinions, but keep those "You have GOT to be gay" ones to yourself.
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« Reply #346 on: 09-02-2003 16:52 »

I didn't say I hate it, but I'm pretty sure I would, and in fairness, it got horrible reviews by the critics I listen to (not anonymous websites or cranky old guys).
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« Reply #347 on: 09-02-2003 17:07 »

And it was an annoying tv show too.

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« Reply #348 on: 09-02-2003 17:35 »

Johnny English.

Could have been good, but the whole idea of basing a feature film on some old 30 second Barclaycard ads was shakey from the start.

Best to watch Rowan Atkinson in Blackadder, when he was still funny  wink
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« Reply #349 on: 09-03-2003 06:23 »

Bloody Sunday
Winner of the Sundance Film Festival's Audience Award, writer-director Paul Greengrass' magnetic and impassioned* drama is a staggering re-creation** of the events of Sunday, January 30th, 1972 when British troops clashed with unarmed protestors in Derry, Northern Ireland.
I rented this on DVD today, and it is now my favourite film of all time. A very moving film. Certainly not for everyone, but I highly recommend trying it. Amazing.
10/10 (IMO)
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« Reply #350 on: 09-03-2003 07:38 »

 
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Has anyone seen a film by Mike Judge (yeah yeah, boo, hiss, most PEELers hate him) called Office Space, I'm wondering if it's any good?
Apparently is a big hit.

yeah, very good. It did well in australia, I thought it did elsewhere aswell. 
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have have you seen my stapler

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« Reply #351 on: 09-03-2003 12:50 »

 
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Johnny English.

Could have been good, but the whole idea of basing a feature film on some old 30 second Barclaycard ads was shakey from the start.

Best to watch Rowan Atkinson in Blackadder, when he was still funny   wink

That was the worst film ever.


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« Reply #352 on: 09-03-2003 12:58 »

 
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Has anyone seen a film by Mike Judge (yeah yeah, boo, hiss, most PEELers hate him) called Office Space, I'm wondering if it's any good?
Apparently is a big hit.

KOTH is pretty crappy, but Office Space isn't.  I remember when I saw the previews I didn't want to see this movie (the fact that it was associated with MTV didn't help my opinion of it either). I finally saw it when it came out on DVD.  My prejudgement of the movie was wrong, it's a good movie.  I'd recommend seeing it.

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« Reply #353 on: 09-03-2003 21:28 »
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Jeepers Creepers 2

I can't decide which was worse, this or the first one. I have decided, however, that in order to refrain myself from stabbing my wrists repeatedly (and yes I know, down the road not across the street), these movies are some kind of failed pisstake. I only went to see it because I was drunk and bored in the first place. But I can't stand movies where I'm yelling at the characters to do stuff the whole time, like "stab it in the face, numbnuts!" or "chop it up moron! Throw it in the fire!" or "people aren't chickens! Jesus H. Christ!"

It was the embodiment of stupid. The first one was the embodiment of stupid too, but the second one had more teenagers in it. Which if you ask me, makes it worse.

 
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« Reply #354 on: 09-05-2003 16:10 »

I'd like to see the league of extraordinary gentlemen. Has anyone seen it yet? Is it good?
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« Reply #355 on: 09-05-2003 16:14 »

I enjoyed LXG at the time, but in retrospect I couldn't tell you how one event in the film lead to the other.  I might see the film again, but I wouldn't want to pay to see it again.
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« Reply #356 on: 09-06-2003 03:34 »

 
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Has anyone seen a film by Mike Judge (yeah yeah, boo, hiss, most PEELers hate him) called Office Space, I'm wondering if it's any good?
Apparently is a big hit.

Yeah, I saw it last year. It's a really funny movie - you should rent it or something.

"And... and... I looked out th-the window, an...an...and I s-saw two pigeons and-d th-they were married."   tongue
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« Reply #357 on: 09-06-2003 03:53 »

 
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 That was the worst film ever.


I disagree. Yes it was not the best film ever, but it was certainly not without its charm.  wink
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« Reply #358 on: 09-08-2003 06:50 »

Office Space is one of the top "cult films" in the US. It's not at all like KOTH, which does suck. First difference- Office Space is funny.
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« Reply #359 on: 09-11-2003 11:19 »

Jeepers Creepers 2

Depressingly like the first one.  A first act that sows genuine promise, a second act that says they will not go through on that promise, and a thrid act that just plain sucks.  Oh, and the ending... wait a minute...

And is there no 70 year old in the area saying to himself "You know, people seem to die with alarming frequency evey 23 years around here.  Is there a reason?"

And while I'm ranting, does this move take place during the same 23 day stretch as the first one, or 23 years later, or what?

Score was good, though.
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