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Kryten

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« Reply #240 on: 04-01-2002 18:38 »

There's such a thing as "too much John Lithgow"?
VelourFog

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« Reply #241 on: 04-01-2002 22:58 »

thanks brain sluggo, if i see it i'll rent a copy

sugar and spice
A squad of cheerleaders rob a bank to help out their pregnant squad leader.  It stars some various "teenage" actors, most notably Mena Suvari (aka the slut in American Beauty) and that guy who was Cyclops in X-men.  I think the movie was made my MTV films- the same people who did "Election." Both movies have a similar vibe.  They choose subjects that most people would find annoying (scary overachiever girl-election. cheerleaders-this movie) and made an entertaining mildly humourous film about them.  Good for "chilling" with your friends.  Not good for serious film discussions.  The girls are humorously stereotyped.  The religious girl, Hannah has a hilarious fixation with horses. 
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #242 on: 04-02-2002 02:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
There's such a thing as "too much John Lithgow"?

Oh, you bet your sweet bipzilla.

Since he got an Oscar nomination for his unique and ballsy role in The World According To Garp, we have been subjected to greater and greater gulps of his worsening obscene scenery-chewing in Harry and the Hendersons, Footloose, Richochet, Raising Cain (ugh), Cliffhanger (UGH), and, latest and least, 3rd Rock From The Sun.   puke  (Apologies to 3rd Rock fans.)

When he is kept in check, and in a small role--like in Garp, Terms of Endearment, or Shrek--in which animators spared us his particularly fragrant brand of ham--he can be delightful. But starring roles? Uhn-uh. This is what Tom Green would be like at that age, if you took away the gross-out material--braying and mugging and whooping and flapping his arms like Harold Zoid playing Hyperchicken on Broadway with waaaay too much caffine. Ping! Ping! Makes Nathan Lane appear subtle.
Kryten

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« Reply #243 on: 04-02-2002 12:34 »

Some of us LIKE circus-grade acting.
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #244 on: 04-02-2002 12:52 »

I have always liked Lithgow ever since I saw him in the remake segment of "Terror at 10,000 Feet" in the Twilight Zone movie when I was a little kid.
Allen

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« Reply #245 on: 04-02-2002 23:28 »
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K-PAX

This has already been reviewed, but I just saw it recently. Great movie, could have done without the mindblowing ending. I have a headache  smile I give 10 out of 10.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

I loved it. Don't know why everyone hates Osment so much. He's played his characters well in my opinion. very heartwarming movie. But again could have used a slightly better ending. 10 out of 10
VelourFog

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« Reply #246 on: 04-03-2002 00:06 »

A.I
I think I already reviewed it here, but I bought it on DVD and I think as a whole it played as a better movie overall.  It wasn't as thrilling as seeing it at an advance screening for mega-geeks on the big screen, but the most annoying scenes (beginning of act 3) wherent as powerful in their annoying-ness.  So the movie was more evenhanded I guess.  And I ended up liking it even more.  And it's sad. Aw child abandonment.  And sexxy.  Aw Jude Law
Kryten

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« Reply #247 on: 04-05-2002 00:48 »

I have AI on DVD but I haven't had the chance to watch it yet. "Unbreakable", too.
Mitsui

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« Reply #248 on: 04-05-2002 05:01 »

AI is a reallly reallly (more l's to show just how "really" I mean) boring film. About half an hour before the end there is a clear ending, and from then on it looks like the rest has just been "stuck on"
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« Reply #249 on: 04-05-2002 06:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Allen:
K-PAX

This has already been reviewed, but I just saw it recently. Great movie, could have done without the mindblowing ending. I have a headache   smile I give 10 out of 10.


Tell me about it!  My mom made me rewind the movie to rewatch it.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #250 on: 04-05-2002 17:34 »

Yeah-heh, I watched AI on DVD too. I have to disagree with VF though, I thought the ending was just as bad as before. I also noticed some other scenes that weren't too hot, and I found all the non-robot children to be pretty annoying.

I still like the movie though. The soundtrack seemed a lot sexier the second time around(I don't think I even noticed it the first time).

And of course Gigolo Joe is the seixest gigolo ever. I don't know how much he charges per hour, but I would pay it just to have him hang out with me for a little while. That's how cool he is.
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #251 on: 04-05-2002 18:03 »

I enjoyed AI.  It wasn't anything wonderfully brilliant, but it was good.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #252 on: 04-20-2002 21:57 »
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Artificial Intelligence AI
I rented it today because I wasn't doing anything but lay around the house type of day. This movie was good tell the part with the robot guy that sleeped with ladys came along (he wasn't the right person to play that type of part he acted to "gay" then the whole movie got silly and long.I also feld ending sucked too munch of a happy ending.

The first part of the movie A+   smile and the rest of it an E-   sleep.
Kryten

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« Reply #253 on: 04-20-2002 23:04 »

AI:

It sucked.
VelourFog

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« Reply #254 on: 05-05-2002 10:42 »

spiderman, etc can please be reviewed here
Kryten

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« Reply #255 on: 05-05-2002 17:17 »

Spider-Man

Better than I expected. This movie does a great job of capturing the spirit of the early Lee/Ditko comics. The actors are clearly having fun with their roles, and the fight sequences are pulled off really well. Just a couple of complaints; the aerial scenes look kinda fake, and the Green Goblin mask looked stupid. It would've looked better without the wide-open mouth that you could see Dafoe's real mouth through. Also, the guy playing Harry Osborn can't act worth a damn. Everyone else was good, thpugh.

Final score: A-
Nixorbo

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« Reply #256 on: 05-06-2002 00:03 »

Good movie, a lot of fun.  I appreciated that they ripped the story straight from the comics, and the whole web shooter as a mutation rather than a cartridge was a definite good move in my opinion.  The only thing that could really have made it better was if the Green Goblin had blown up Macy Gray.  THAT would have been sweet.  I'd rank it above X-Men if I wasn't much more of an X-Men guy.  Oh Well.

And was there a warm-blooded male that did not hate Peter Parker at the very end?
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #257 on: 05-06-2002 00:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
And was there a warm-blooded male that did not hate Peter Parker at the very end?
I almost cried at the end!  cry   But instead, I just said "Omigosh!" really loud.  big grin   Of course, my reaction wasn't typical of any romantic, guy or girl.  wink

Who is Agent Codename: Dragonfly?
Nixorbo

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« Reply #258 on: 05-06-2002 00:40 »
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Good thing I wasn't there.  I probably would have thrown something at you.

I think I heard somebody yell (I was at a drive-in), "No!  She's hot!"
Ben

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« Reply #259 on: 05-06-2002 01:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
(I was at a drive-in)

Those things still exist?

Kryten

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« Reply #260 on: 05-06-2002 01:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Ben:
 Those things still exist?


I was at one the other day... okay, actually, I just drove my car into a theater.
VelourFog

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« Reply #261 on: 05-06-2002 07:43 »

nix lives in hicksville though

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Nixorbo

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« Reply #262 on: 05-06-2002 11:40 »

Actually, there's one on the middle of Cape Cod, too.

But, no, I don't live in Hicksville.  You hafta drive half an hour to get to Hicksville.
diagnostic

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« Reply #263 on: 05-06-2002 13:39 »

Cletus: "Hey Nix, get off the dang roof!"
Just Chris

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« Reply #264 on: 05-10-2002 00:13 »

Spiderman

It was really good, better than I had anticipated. Knowing the comic books (ok, I really just watched the Fox cartoon series), the movie stuck true to the story, and the actors fit their roles better than I thought. It was a relief knowing the Green Goblin was the only evil guy there. I would think a whole plethora of super-villains would cheese up the movie quite a bit. My only gripe: it could have been shorter. Still, a fun action movie to watch.
VelourFog

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« Reply #265 on: 05-12-2002 16:56 »

Spiderman

I'm not into comics, so take that as you will.  I don't see why the movie has been doing such great box office, breaking records and whatnot.  The flick was a decent (read: average) summer pop corn flick.  I guess people were in the mood for that.  The action scenes were way too cartoony looking (if you want crappy effects just make it a cartoon) and the drama scenes were too campy (willem dafoe is scarier without the costume) and the dialogue was sucky (uncle ben: golly gee these kids today with their computers!  I'd better talk to you about puberty now, Peter.)
I liked how much of a whore MJ was though. haha, she really gets around huh?
FishyJoe

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« Reply #266 on: 05-13-2002 14:14 »

Spider-man

I'm too lazy to come up with my own opinions, so I'll repeat what a friend of mine said at the theater: "It was ok, but it's no Batman...hell, it's not even an X-men"

Although the more I think about it, Batman was kinda crappy too, even though I loved it as a kid. So really, I guess X-men is the best comic book movie so far. And Spider-man doesn't come close.

The dialogue and acting weren't as bad as I had suspected, judging from the trailers. But I still wouldn't classify it as good.

I actually like Spider-man in general. I only caught a few of the comics/cartoons, but I've always liked his origin story. The whole thing with Uncle Ben being killed by the criminal Peter neglected to foil is awesome. But it seemed a little flat in this movie...and the whole "with great power comes great responsibility" quote would have worked better if Ben had known about Peter's new abilities. As it is, it just seems out of place in a "puberty" talk(although maybe that's the way it went in the comics...if so, I guess I can't complain. It's been a while since I've read the origin comic).

Also, I hated how they lamed their way around the fact that Spider-man doesn't kill people, by having all the villains accidentally die. The Green Goblin's demise was acceptable, but the other criminal death is laughable.

The CGI was really crappy, but I learned to live with it. The action scenes were ok.

Comic book nerds hate the biological webshooters, but I think they are a good change. I know Peter is smart, but I never bought how he could make this super secret spiderweb formula/contraption. The webshooting sound effects were gross though.

Green Goblin's costume still sucks. It's hard to take that seriously, especially when the mask's mouth is wide open(I kept thinking about that MST3K bit, where the movie keeps zooming in on a werewolf skull with its jaw hanging open, and Tom Servo keeps singing "ahhhhhhhhh" like an opera singer).

Overall, even with all of these negative comments, the movie wasn't so bad. I wouldn't recommend going to see it, but maybe rent it sometime if you have a free rental coupon.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #267 on: 05-13-2002 14:17 »

Waking Life

Huh?

Best In Show

Very funny. It's pretty much exactly like Waiting For Guffman, but that's a good thing. Even the deleted scenes were hilarious(I still have that beachball collection bit in my head). I like these crazy movies...I think I'll rent that Spinal Tap movie I've heard so much about.
VelourFog

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« Reply #268 on: 05-13-2002 14:23 »

 
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Spider-man
The webshooting sound effects were gross though.

Totally gross
Kryten

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« Reply #269 on: 05-13-2002 15:11 »

The Goblin died exactly the same way he did in the comics, so you really can't blame them for that. If you blame anyone, blame Stan Lee.
VelourFog

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« Reply #270 on: 06-03-2002 10:05 »

hasn't anyone seen any movies lately? or are you all on summer vaction in some crazy place where people don't watch movies?
VelourFog

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« Reply #271 on: 06-03-2002 21:41 »

ya know i'm getting pretty dern sick of having to use the "alert marc" button all the time.

in other ON TOPIC news:

Mulholland Drive
I didn't really "get it." I mean I kinda do.  Its a dream, sorta. Or something.  It has some girl on girl scenes for people who like that kind of stuff.  (why is it that every movie now features lesbians?) It also overuses the creepy mood music.  This movie is to creepy mood music as Battlefield:Earth is to the loud booming music.  go figure.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #272 on: 06-04-2002 01:39 »

Run Lola Run was very german and sexy and good. I wish I could elaborate, but I am retarded and don't know how to discuss film.
Ben

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« Reply #273 on: 06-04-2002 02:02 »

I liked it too, FJ. It was very short though, I thought they could have made it longer by including some more scenarios. I don't think they really used the idea to it's full potential.
Jeremy

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« Reply #274 on: 06-04-2002 02:16 »
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The girl on girl scenes in Mulholland Drive rocked. I didn't really get it either,but I enjoyed it.  Donnie Darko is another movie that confused the crap out of me,but was still great.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #275 on: 06-04-2002 02:20 »
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To Ben: I sort of agree, but on the other hand I was impressed that they made it so short. It seems like creative artsy movies find their little gimmick and then try to stretch it out for 2+ hours. For instance, Waking Life...maybe I'm just a mainstream idiot with no attention span, but I think it would have worked a lot better as a 20-30 minute short film.

Run Lola Run didn't try to do too much, and I respected that.
Ben

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« Reply #276 on: 06-04-2002 03:29 »

Yeah, you've got a point. Oh, The music was cool too.
Allen

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« Reply #277 on: 06-05-2002 14:50 »

Spider-Man

I liked this movie. From what I understand of the comics (having never read them), the movie followed them fairly close. I had no qualms about the green goblin costume. As for the ending, he did what he thought was right. I commend him for it. I even stayed to hear all the end credit songs and since there was no one left in the theater, I danced to some of the songs smile
Impossible

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« Reply #278 on: 06-05-2002 14:56 »

Could someone give a review of "Moulin Rouge"? I have only watched the first 10 minutes and I don't really get it. Can can can!
Kryten

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« Reply #279 on: 06-05-2002 15:09 »

Read the first page.The very first post in this thread was a Moulin Rouge review.
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