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Nixorbo

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« Reply #160 on: 12-18-2001 23:59 »
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Doesn't sound too shabby.  Also doesn't look like any of the creative licences taken change that much, but . . .

 
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« Reply #161 on: 12-19-2001 07:32 »

Hello there, just finished my little exam... just had to log on for the last time before the school closes until January.

Well, I was at the premiere of Lords of the Rings last night (it lasted to 03:25AM, and my exam started 08:30)...
I had very high expectations for the movie, because of all the hype-up in the media, but after I've seen it: I rate it a 7 on a scale to 10.  OK, the setting and scenery was spectacular, but really, I expected quite some more entertainment! I think this movie is for the die-hard fans, and many people will find it a bit disappointing. The ending (is this where I insert a spoiler?) was just sooo Hollywood. When I go to see a movie, I expect to see the end of it. If I want to see a big "To be continued..." sign pop up just when things start to get interesting, I rather watch TV and use my money on some snacks instead.
(note: the movie didn't really end with a "to be continued..."-sign, though it could have).

The magic used in the movie was regretably not any more spectacular than what they came up with in Harry Potter (oh look, he disappeared. So futuristic). Also the sound wasn't nearly as good as I had expected from such a big movie.

So what makes the movie good? The actors are brilliant, and the setting is phenomenal, but that's pretty much it. It's for those who love the book and love the world of the Hobbits, Elves and Dwarves (and I'm sure someone sides with Sauron's crew too, like me  tongue  )
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« Reply #162 on: 12-19-2001 10:19 »
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Originally posted by Ricky:
If I want to see a big "To be continued..." sign pop up just when things start to get interesting, I rather watch TV and use my money on some snacks instead.
(note: the movie didn't really end with a "to be continued..."-sign, though it could have).

So you'd have rather seen the whole trilogy in 3 hours? I wonder what would have been left of it.. (just think about Star Wars 4-6 in one 2 hour movie). OK, in Star Wars every movie ends properly, but as most of you probably know, LOTR wasn't written to be 3 separate books.


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« Reply #163 on: 12-19-2001 10:22 »

you can't use star wars as an example, because you said yourself that "A new hope" ends properly.  And it's not like you can go out and see the next LOTR right away, don't we have to wait another year?  Lame. 
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« Reply #164 on: 12-19-2001 10:35 »
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
you can't use star wars as an example, because you said yourself that "A new hope" ends properly.  And it's not like you can go out and see the next LOTR right away, don't we have to wait another year?  Lame. 

Have you seen "Dune" then? A good example of what happens when a trilogy is squeezed into one movie.

Lucas wrote "A New Hope" to be a stand-alone movie, but JRR Tolkien didn't write The Fellowship of the Ring as a stand-alone book. It would not have been possible (without major alteration of the original script to beyond recognition) to make FotR end properly. As I said, the alternative would have been to end up with the same fate as "Dune" did. Remember that Tolkien wrote one book, Lord of The Rings. The publisher split it in three. So actually it isn't a trilogy.

And we don't have to wait another year to know how it ends. The nearest library or bookstore can probably help.      smile
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« Reply #165 on: 12-19-2001 10:42 »

does anybody remember the old cartoon-version of lotr?
it ended in the middle of book two.
i think it is good that peter jackson did three parts (like the books).
i can't hardly wait to see the movie!
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« Reply #166 on: 12-19-2001 11:33 »

nova.  my point isn't that the set up of the books sucks, but that the set up of the MOVIES sucks.  Ok?  i'm not dissing JRR
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« Reply #167 on: 12-19-2001 12:56 »
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
nova.  my point isn't that the set up of the books sucks, but that the set up of the MOVIES sucks.  Ok?  i'm not dissing JRR

Yes, but since the book is written as one, it doesn't offer the movie maker much to hold on to when splitting it in three. There is no one point where to put a 'proper' ending for the first part. Jackson would have had to make that point, but it would have meant profound changes to the story.

I would of course have liked to see the movies premiere with maybe 3-6 months intervals instead of one year (originally they aimed at 6 months intervals, but post-production for the films takes too much time for that).

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« Reply #168 on: 12-24-2001 14:56 »

The Royal Tenenbaums
So great.  If you liked "Rushmore" then you should see this movie.  Apparently it goes into wide release on Christmas Day.  It's about a family of geniuses and filled with lots of "star power."  Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Owen wilson, Luke Wilson, Gweneth, Bill Murray, Ben Stiller, other people... Ben Stiller didn't even annoy me in this movie!  This movie deals with more dramatic and "adult" things than "Rushmore," but I was still laughing the whole way through, even during a funeral scene. 
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« Reply #169 on: 12-24-2001 22:49 »

Not much of a review, but I will agree with VF. Tenenbaums was hilarious, and while it had some "drama" in it, the movie never went all gay on you. Very good movie. Wes Anderson is the coolest.
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« Reply #170 on: 12-27-2001 01:56 »
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loser
Lame lame movie.  It’s basically a bad teen chick flick.  Guy in college, guy is a dork, guy falls for cute girl that is “dating” the professor, guy’s friends blackmail proff. Guy gets mad, guy gets cool, guy gets girl. The end.  3/10


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Meh, edel was all likey likey with this movie, but I hated it.  It was lame, slow, boring, and had no story plot.  And the visuals sucked too.  AND, too much robot full frontal nudity.  3/10

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« Reply #171 on: 12-27-2001 23:22 »

Oceans 11

i know i already created a thread dedicated to this WONDERFUL movie, but im gonna describe it anyway  big grin at first i thought this movie was about an ocean! but it turns out thats just the dude's name  big grin anyway, the dude gets released from prison and plans a raid on the las vegas casino money vault...he recruits people and together they invade the vault...ill leave the rest for when you see it  wink but i think one of the main reasons this movie rocked is because everything worked out in the end, like everything had a purpose and a reason behind it, it was so well planned out, i just felt an overwhelming "whoa" when i left the theater  big grin

hehe, two theater guys sung in latin in the movie aisles before the movie started  wink pretty good looking too  wink id say i got my moneys worth!  big grin
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« Reply #172 on: 12-28-2001 00:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Nova:
I would of course have liked to see the movies premiere with maybe 3-6 months intervals instead of one year (originally they aimed at 6 months intervals, but post-production for the films takes too much time for that).

You DO realise that the time for all three LotR movies to come out is about the time in between each Star Wars.

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« Reply #173 on: 12-28-2001 14:54 »

Meet The Parents

Actually pretty funny. I liked it because most of the hijinks were realistic...like with Ben Stiller giving the sister a black eye. I could see that kind of thing happening to me. Maybe it went a little too far at the end, but the movie still has plenty of good humor that you can relate to. Plus Owen Wilson is sexy as always.

On the other hand, has anyone seen the DVD outtakes? My god, those are the worst bloopers ever. It just went on and on, and nothing was ever funny.
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« Reply #174 on: 12-28-2001 20:40 »

Meet the Parents was the awesomest movie ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  big grin  big grin  big grin  big grin  big grin
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« Reply #175 on: 12-29-2001 13:29 »

Well, I've noticed a bit of complaining about certain movies. Even though this thread is more about movies that have made it to the big screen, I hope you don't mind if I talk about JP III. I have it on video, but I have to say one and two were better, although the Lost World made up an ending and cut a character that was in the book. The book had an entirely different ending, but I liked the movie's ending better. Anyway, on to JP III.

First, it was not based on any newly written book, which means they pulled the plot out of the hat. They must have pulled out the one at the very bottom, because the plot smells of last ditch effort. While The Lost World kept me on the edge of my seat, I yawned at this one. Of course, it didn't help that the first time I saw it, my friend (who had already seen the movie) kept pointing out various things to watch for, which ruined any and all chances for me to be thrilled.

The part I really liked was the pterydactyls (sorry if that's spelt wrong.) I love them and it's the only one in the series that they have a real part in.

It was good, but it could have been a lot better. Any other opinions on this film? 
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« Reply #176 on: 12-29-2001 16:02 »

Meet the Parents was funny because it wasn't happening to me
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« Reply #177 on: 12-29-2001 21:15 »

I'm too lazy to write detailed reviews so I'll just sum them up in a phrase or two:
Shrek: Wonderful
The Animal: Man humping mailbox = so gross, it's funny.
Meet the Parents: Clever great
Not Another Teen Movie: Movie making fun of itself while cramming in sex and curses = crap.
Freddy Got Fingered: Tom Green goes to the extreme, which is too extreme. Go back to running around the supermarket barricading the cereal aisle, that was gut-busting.
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« Reply #178 on: 12-30-2001 07:44 »

Nurdbots Movie Reviews:

Shrek
YES!! YES YES YES!!!!..This is one of the Gut busting U films in my life....It ROCKS!!!>..Great Animation,Great Plot,GREAT EVERYTHING!!!...Plu Great Songs this rocks I LOVED This movie....10/10

Cats and Dogs
Oh look what Hollywood has Spawned...Cats and Dogs or Dogs-fucking-win-for-the-1000sth-time pissed me off.I was dragged to this Movie by my Famly.At of the Movie letting me near and Machine Gun was an Big Mistake.Whats the fucking matter with Cats.Damm those Sick S.O.B swho made Tom and Jerry.In total the Movie sucked Gay Monkey Balls...I advise you..gouge your eyes out of even better..the Prouducers with an Hot poker.AVOID IF CAT LOVER.

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« Reply #179 on: 12-30-2001 14:16 »

 
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Cats and Dogs
Oh look what Hollywood has Spawned...Cats and Dogs or Dogs-fucking-win-for-the-1000sth-time pissed me off.I was dragged to this Movie by my Famly.At of the Movie letting me near and Machine Gun was an Big Mistake.Whats the fucking matter with Cats.Damm those Sick S.O.B swho made Tom and Jerry.In total the Movie sucked Gay Monkey Balls...I advise you..gouge your eyes out of even better..the Prouducers with an Hot poker.AVOID IF CAT LOVER.

I think an Itchy & Scratchy Movie would rule, it would be much better than tripe like Cats & Dogs which I also had the misfortune of seeing frown
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« Reply #180 on: 01-02-2002 01:49 »

Royal Tenenbaums

Enjoyable flick.  It's more or less the story of the redemption of a man and his family of neurotic geniuses, who all suffer personal meltdowns.  While it seemed a bit longish, and was no Waiting for Guffman, in my opinion,  it was genuinely entertaining and was worth watching.
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« Reply #181 on: 01-02-2002 05:06 »

Ali
If any part of you likes boxing or Muhamad Ali do yourself a favor and watch this movie now.

If not then don't bother.  It really has nothing much to offer than a short look at a great sports hero and a lot of Malcom X was thrown in there too.  The acting is top notch but the story just won't interest everyone.
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« Reply #182 on: 01-02-2002 05:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Allen:
Well, I've noticed a bit of complaining about certain movies. Even though this thread is more about movies that have made it to the big screen, I hope you don't mind if I talk about JP III.

I actually loved JP3.  I own all 3 DVDs plus the bonus material DVD (a bit of a fan of the series).  I think JP3 had some big flaws but the entire presentation was very entertaining.  The movie was really just made to get people to eat some popcorn and look at dinos attack people, job well done.  It was very suspenseful for me (I was it opening night so no one knew what to expect) and the mix of humor and action was welcome.  The Spinosoarus was just the best thing since the original T-Rex.  The funny (yet not overly clever) plot twists helped to keep things fresh. 
Some flaws of the movie where its absurd use of good luck and chance followed up by the most abrubt ending possible.

Overall very enjoyable movie as long as you don't expect something mindblowing and let yourself have fun with it.

Note:  The pteradon scene was also another great addition to the series.  I'm probably the only one who is awaiting a JP4 haha.  But I don't think it will happen anytime soon.

Another Note:  Is there anyone who didn't like Shrek?  Maybe I let hype and people around me spoiling it get to me.  But I saw it once at the movies, enjoyed myself... but I have no urge to ever see it or mention it again. 
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« Reply #183 on: 01-02-2002 11:53 »

I agree with futurefreak about Ocean's Eleven.  The movie was not very realistic, but it was full of style and sauve characters.  If this is the way movies used to be, I'm going to start watching old movies.
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« Reply #184 on: 01-02-2002 20:33 »

Sucky Crap my dad bought on sale at the video store:

Chocolat
To paraphrase Lewis Black, it was chocolong and chocoboring.  I didn't really care about the stupid French town full of people who were all too dumb to live their own lives and needed chocolat with chili pepper in it to allow them to see the light.  Slow moving.  I guess that Jonny Depp was kinda sexxy, but he was waaay too young for the leading lady and he wasn't even in the movie very much.  Good movie for moms maybe.

The Mexican
As crappy as everyone said it was.  Crappy.  I didn't buy Brad Pitt or Julia Roberts at all, and I didn't buy James Gandolfini only slightly less.  The whole movie was absurd, ignorant, and too confusing.  Maybe I just didn't care enough to pay attention to how many times everyone was being double crossed and by whom.  The story of the gun ("the mexican") was the most interesting part of the movie, too bad they didn't write the script about THAT.  Lower rating than Chocolat.
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« Reply #185 on: 01-02-2002 22:59 »

"chocolong and chocoboring"  laff

Hahaha, oh my sides!  Make it stop!
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« Reply #186 on: 01-05-2002 18:36 »

Well, I'm new at this but i'll have a go. I'll start with the movies that have been reviewed in this thread as I have quite a few contradictory opinions.

Hannibal

this is a very nice film on it's own, but those looking for anything vaguely similar to SoTL lambs will be disappointed as it's more of a lavish darama and not at all a thriller. Hopkins plays the title character nicely, but is a bit over-cheesy at times, the whole shopping mall/trainstation/whaetever scene in particular (Which, otherwise, was beautifully done).

I thought Julianne Moore was disappointing, her portrayal of a strong character was flawed, she seemed pretty weak to me, but she had her moments (such as the dinner table scene). Gary Oldman was brilliant as Mason Verger.

But this film seemed to have no point, it was beatifully done, nicely directed and well acted, but it all seems to merge into nothingness. A couple of great secenes and well crafted moments of gore help save it though, worth watching more than once

Overall: 78 out of 100
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« Reply #187 on: 01-05-2002 18:41 »

Max, good job, welcome to PEEL
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« Reply #188 on: 01-05-2002 20:45 »

Feel The Motion

Goofy german movie about an aspiring singer who works on some german music show. Falco guest stars, and his role is great(but way too small). The person who dubbed his voice sounds nothing like Falco, but it was still pretty rockin'. Also he looks quite stylish in the movie with his velcro sneakers. Falco is the man.

The movie also stars Meatloaf, Pia Zadora, that group who did "I'm Walkin' On Sunshine", and Die Totenhosen! The movie pretty much sucks aside from Falco's scenes, but it's entertainingly goofy and badly dubbed and the soundtrack is good in an 80's/german kind of way. I would recommend it to Falco fans, Meatloaf fans, and people who like to make fun of goofy movies. Me and my friends are at least two of those things, and we love it.
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« Reply #189 on: 01-06-2002 19:19 »

Whoops, so many typos. Oh well

SHREK

I did enjoy shrek but found it to be massively overhyped. the story is interesting enough and Eddie Murphy and John Lithgow shine in the voice acting department.

But I really didn't think it was funny enough. It had some good jokes, even a couple of great ones, but the pacing was too slow to hold my interest. And there weren't ENOUGH good jokes, towards the end it got even worse, Shrek and fiona's romance moments made me cringe and I was just pretty unsatisfied. I also didn't believe that Shrek and Fiona would fall in love, it was too cliched. They didn't get on in the beginning and I find it hard to believe their personalities drastically changed enough for them to be in love.

the animation, as has been mentioned, was fantastic. Shrek was particularly amazing, although the animation of the humans was inconsistent. while fiona looked like a dusty old dull, Lord Farquaad looked far more zany, they couldn't possibly be in the same species. but I was extremely impressed otherwise

Shrek is a film I'm glad I saw because I got quite a bit from it, but I came away underwhelmed and not thoroughly entertained. I won't forget the animation in a while though.

70 out of 100
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« Reply #190 on: 01-11-2002 18:17 »

Going to the cinema in a little while, we'll either see The Majestic or Not Another Teen Movie, probably not the latter as I heard it was "gay".  Either way, I might write muhself a review.  Don't get your panties in a bunch.
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« Reply #191 on: 01-11-2002 19:00 »

Thanks for the warning, DT
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« Reply #192 on: 01-11-2002 19:28 »

ElECTION

I liked this movie a lot, I'm not a huge fan of Matthew Brodderrick but I thought he was good in this. His part didn't exactly demand huge amounts of talent but there were times when he nailed it (being angry at the student vote counting council or whatever it was I thought was good).

Reese witherspoon was excellent, she got a real character going here, and played her with consistent arrogance and irritation. The story had loads of themes going on at once: The election, lesbianism, adultery etc, and it handled them all very well. Tammie Metzler's end video was quite nice I thought.

Well it had a lot of slick humour and moved along at a pleasing pcae, plus the direction was really cool. i agree with the guy that commented on how cool it looks when they suddenly pause the film on a certain expression to narrate. and the nasty sex scene with the three heads (You know what I mean) was hilarious.

election is a clever, funny and well characterised films full of great moments and some meaningful ones too. It ends with integrity and I've watched it a few times over since my 'virgin viewing'. I still love it.

OVERALL: 95 out of 100
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« Reply #193 on: 01-11-2002 22:48 »

Election was a great movie. 

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« Reply #194 on: 01-12-2002 00:54 »

Hell, maybe next week.

I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes.  I have to turn my head until my darkness goes.
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« Reply #195 on: 01-12-2002 02:09 »

 
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Thanks for the warning, DT

Thanks for the sarcastic comment, VelourFog.

Goodbye to romance, yeah.  Goodbye to friends, and to you.  Goodbye to all the best, I guess that we'll meet, we'll meet in the end.
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« Reply #196 on: 01-12-2002 02:11 »

I saw The Royal Tenenbaums again today. So sexy. But we also snuck into a few other movies.

Orange County

Crappy crap crap. Jack Black is likeable and stuff, but so far all his movies have really sucked. Tom Hanks' kid is pretty ugly. What's up with that? Tom Hanks is pretty decent looking, I guess(for a guy). I don't know who his wife is, but I think I remember seeing a picture of her, and she didn't seem too bad. Why is their kid so ugly?

Vanilla Sky

We walked in, saw Tom Cruise dancing around like a flaming homo inside of a big empty building, and immediately walked out.

Kate & Leopold

A great date movie! Unfortunately I don't date much*. So it sucked. Has Meg Ryan done ANY non-romantic comedy movies? My memory isn't what it used to be, but I don't think she has.

In the few scenes I saw, the 17th century guy went around telling people about the 17th century. Women were impressed, and he made a fool out of some other guy who didn't know much about the 17th century. Oh and he helped that idiot from Inside Schwartz get a date. It was all pretty lame, but the lonely middle aged women in the audience seemed to be liking it.

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« Reply #197 on: 01-18-2002 18:15 »

Crazy/beautiful
Watched it again last week, such a great movie.  And not just because dunst is in it…nooooooooo its still just a really good movie about to fools in love  smile 9/10

Legally Blonde

This movie was legally lame (bad pun).  Everything about it was horrible.  I wasted 60 minutes of my life watching it.  I kept fast forwarding hope it would get cute and kinky, didn’t happen.  Wreath Witherspoon (sp?) was very lame and not very realistic.  Meh, bad movie, don’t watch it.  3/10.


Orange county
Watching commercials and previews for this movie made me not want to watch it at all.  It looked lame.  But I wanted to see how orange county was for a certain reason ( tongue).  Basically, I was shocked at what a great movie this really was!  It was funny, it had heart and emotions and everything!  I just really really enjoyed this movie and wouldn’t mind watching it again  smile  8/10

Btw, fishy... that guy wasnt ugly  tongue he was just dorky...  Like moi  big grin

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« Reply #198 on: 01-18-2002 18:22 »

 
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...But I wanted to see how orange county was for a certain reason ( tongue)...

Oh how I saw that coming.   tongue

On another note:  Awesome reviews, you should be one of them movie critic guys.   big grin
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« Reply #199 on: 01-19-2002 18:20 »

Monty Python and the Meaning of Life

If you like Monty Python's brand of humor, this'll fit the bill nicely. Highlights are the sperm song, the legendary "Mr. Creosote" sketch, and... well, the whole thing's great, really.

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