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Kryten

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« Reply #320 on: 07-01-2002 15:26 »
« Last Edit on: 07-01-2002 15:26 »

Geesh, apparently, is a dirty word.
Oh, and under "other negative things", they included a rap song by Li'l Romeo. But probably for the wring reason. (Can't have decent white Christian children listening to the Devil's rap, can we?  roll eyes )

Thanks for posting that link. This site always cracks me up.
MizPataki

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« Reply #321 on: 07-01-2002 16:46 »
« Last Edit on: 07-01-2002 16:46 »

I was surprised that they listed Helga kissing Arnold as sexual content.  I mean, c'mon, they're nine-years-old!   roll eyes

As for the Lil' Romeo song, I didn't see it as "bad".  It's just a doofy song they play in every commercial to get kids to go see the movie.  I didn't even understand how it fit the movie...

Kryten

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« Reply #322 on: 07-02-2002 23:20 »

The Iron Giant

Cartoon Network's been showing this over and over again. I caught the second showing.

This is definitely one of the best animated films I've ever seen. Funny, action packed, touching... no cheesy talking animals or Broadway musical numbers. This is the kind of movie Disney SHOULD make. Instead, they're stuck in their formulaic mold.

A+
Venus

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« Reply #323 on: 07-03-2002 13:11 »

i saw Iron Giant for the first time ever yesterday too. It was really well written and very clever. The kid Hogarth had the same kind of attitude as Lilo in "Lilo and Stitch" The two movies were actually compared on some review. Apparently the themes are kinda similar, the whole "choosing your own destiny" thing, but i still like Lilo and Stitch better. partly because Stitch is cuter then that robot could ever be and partly because since he was the same size as a five year old they could just pass him off as a dog and he could do more stuff, and did i mention he was freakishly adorable?  love
Iron Giant = A-
Lilo and Stitch = A++++++++++++  love
Melllvar

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« Reply #324 on: 07-04-2002 10:53 »

Yeah, Iron Giant is good.  The fantasic voice of Vin Diesel (can that guy's voice get any cooler?) as the Robot.

Excellent.

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M.
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« Reply #325 on: 07-04-2002 18:13 »

Yeah, he was cool in Pitch Black:

"Where's Johns?"
"Which half?"

Cool film.  laff

"Live forever or die trying."
FishyJoe

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« Reply #326 on: 07-05-2002 02:05 »

I've seen quite a few crappy movies on TV lately. Being bored is fun.

Dutch

Crappy.

Mr. Destiny

Crappy.

Rookie of the Year

Oh my GOD, crappy!

Iron Giant

Not bad.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #327 on: 07-05-2002 13:48 »

Scooby Doo
Didn't see Scooby that much and didn't really seem like they made it like the tv show that much but the jokes in it were really funny.The crank call for a Mr.Doo great! B-
Juliet

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« Reply #328 on: 07-09-2002 17:04 »

Scooby Doo

I love that movie it was great
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #329 on: 07-09-2002 17:28 »

I heard that last nights episode of Harvey Birdman was suposed to be funnier then the movie, I suggest you check it out, Shaggy and Scooby were in prison because of possetion.
Kryten

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« Reply #330 on: 07-09-2002 22:25 »

It was worth it, if only for the last ten seconds.
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #331 on: 07-10-2002 16:34 »
« Last Edit on: 07-11-2002 00:00 »

Has anyone seen Miss Congeniality, with Sandra Bullock (not exactly my favourite actress either)?  I didn't like it at all.  It 's one of the few movies from which I think the beginning is better than the end.
Joe25

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« Reply #332 on: 07-11-2002 01:39 »

Yeah, I didn't like that movie either.  I found Sandra's character was annoying and that whole undercover cop beauty pagent seemed lame. Did anyone else see similarities between this movie and "The Princess Diaries" (the whole nerdy girl getting a makeover and becoming pretty plot)?
cellery

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« Reply #333 on: 07-13-2002 03:31 »

Road to Perdition

A very good film, definitely different from the usual summer fare.  Wonderful cinematography and a well done score also add to the experience. The reviews in the press have been overwhelmingly positive, but the film falls short of greatness in its execution. They cut some stuff out of the graphic novel that would have deepened the characters, and the ending seems a bit trite.
A-
****/*****
Mitsui

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« Reply #334 on: 07-13-2002 16:21 »

Rookie of the Year

Hey Fishy, you mean with the kid who becomes a great baseball player after something with his arm. That was cool you idiot!

Spiderman
Yeah I know this is ages old now, but I just saw it. All I can say is I want to be spiderman! It was soooo cool.
Sure, it was really cliched, but lots of the effects were really good and I thought it had really convincing acting and emotional parts in it. I feel I can relate to Peter Parker, we seem so alike (well, apart from all his cool spiderman stuff and science geekiness).
Plus, the fighting was cool.

ZombieJesus

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« Reply #335 on: 07-14-2002 08:25 »
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Another movie that really sucked: First Knight

Cliché romantic story, good guy vs. bad guy, Richard Gere and so on.

Bad dialogues, lots of show, bad scenery.  The uniforms of King Arthur 's men looked totally unrealistic.  Bad CGI.  Camelot in the distance-scenes looked very artificial.


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Oh yes, and lots of knight tale clichés, predictable dialogues and superficial characters.
KENNEDY

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« Reply #336 on: 07-14-2002 09:49 »

I saw the end of a movie the other night but I can't remember the name of it. Anyway, there was a car crash and the bad guy survived and killed a cop and then Frankie Muniz ran him over.
Binder

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« Reply #337 on: 07-15-2002 00:37 »

If you hated First Knight then you'll absolutly hate Black Knight.
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« Reply #338 on: 07-16-2002 16:10 »

Today I didn't really do much, and there was a movie on TV called 'Good Burger'. I started watching it out of curiosity, and it was so bad that it was funny laff Some of the things were plain stupid, and the plot was really lame, but for some reason I found some of it to be so stupid that it became funny. Even though it was a terrible, It just about held my attention wink hehe
Mitsui

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« Reply #339 on: 07-16-2002 16:38 »

I watched that. I really hated it, yet watched all of it from when I started watching (when the shark poisen was put in the soup). I can't tell you all how much it annoyed me. That Ed guy was sooo not funny. Grrr.
 *head explodes from memories
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #340 on: 07-16-2002 21:07 »

"Welcome to the Good Burger home of the Good Burger,can I take your order?"
That's the only thing I know from that dumb movie when I watched it two years ago!
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« Reply #341 on: 07-16-2002 23:50 »
« Last Edit on: 07-17-2002 00:00 »

Keenan and Kel, how did they get famous?
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« Reply #342 on: 07-16-2002 23:55 »

thought it was Keenan

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Jeremy

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« Reply #343 on: 07-17-2002 00:44 »

I checked out Poltergeist II and III from the library. I thought both sucked ass.
Mitsui

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« Reply #344 on: 07-17-2002 05:26 »

Really? I heard Poltergeist 2 was really good, scarier than the first one.

I thought the first one was really good, probably the best (scariest) horror film Ive ever seen.
Jeremy

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« Reply #345 on: 07-17-2002 10:32 »

I think the first Poltergeist is much better. Poltergeist II seemed a lot better when I was a kid. I remember the bathroom braces scene always scared the crap out of me, but it was pretty meh this time around. The only thing I really enjoyed was Kane, who is a creepy bastard.  III is just god awful.

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« Reply #346 on: 07-17-2002 16:59 »

Note: saying you want to see a movie and various other froms of chit chat are, believe it or not, movie reviews.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #347 on: 07-19-2002 03:52 »
« Last Edit on: 07-23-2002 00:00 »

Minority Report The film that only seems like it's 3.5 hours long

I'll admit, it was an interesting concept for a film.  The premise of "Pre-Crime" is really cool, I just wish they had a better explanation than "we have a team of psychic idiot-savants hooked up to this computer".  The film to which I can draw the most comparisons is Spielberg's other futuristic anti-utopia-esque, AI.  Like AI, Minority Report is a quest story with a double-twisting, surprise ending.  The first surprise is an important plot twist that I won't reveal.  The second is simply this: it's not the end of the movie.  The movie keeps going for a few more non-terminal endings until it finally reaches its (ultimately unfulfilling) Coda.  The only fun I had during this movie was mocking it and pointing out actors from other movies ("That's Aunt Meg from Twister", "That's the evil, tech guy from Mission: Impossible 2", etc.).  Overall, I'd give it three of five stars.  A quick note to fellow my Eagle Scout, Stephen Spielberg: a solid effort would have been ideal, you shattered the boundaries overdoing it.

Men In Black II Refresh my memory...Why was Johnny Knoxville in this movie?

What can I say?  I'm a big fan of Tommy Lee Jones and a moderately large (say 52nd percentile) Will Smith fan.  The first MIB movie had great chemistry between the two main characters.  The second movie tried to maintain that great mixture, but was inhibited by Jay's newfound delusions of experience.  The jokes were pretty solid, a few were reused from or references to the first film, but not enough to spoil the film.  I didn't care for Lara Flynn Boyle or her character very much, but she did have a tough act to follow in Vincent D'onofrio (one of today's best character actors, in my opinion).  Strong support was given by Frank the pug, the Worm guys, and Jeebs.  The only character whose existence I could not explain was Scrad/Charlie (played by Johnny Knoxville).  Even as a toady or stooge he was unremarkable.  His character could have been completely eradicated without any loss in the story.  I'd give it four and a half out of five stars.  It was only slightly outdone by the previous film.

Spider-Man Awk.  Mary Jane want a cracker.

It's been a while since I've seen this film, but I'll try to review from what I recall.  I liked it.   The film followed the "real" story of the genesis of Spider-Man very accurately (minus the web shooters).  Initially, I thought the choice of Tobey Maguire to play Peter Parker was a poor decision, but he seemed to fit the part a great deal better than I had hoped.  The rest of the cast of characters was also a strong point of the film.  Notable cast members include Macho Man Randy Savage as Bonesaw (I kept expecting him to 'Snap into a SlimJim'), Bruce Cambell as the ring announcer (obviously trading his chainsaw and boomstick for a pair of Cyclops' sunglasses), and J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson (a welcome change from his far more hairless role as Dr. Emil Skoda on "Law and Order" ).  The only actor/character I truly disliked was Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson.  Part of her problem was the dialogue.  Many times, she seemed to be repeating Peter's lines.  My other problem with Ms Dunst is her appearance.  I can't quite put my finger on it, but I just don't like the way she looks.  In the end, I give this movie four and a half stars out of five.  I can't wait to see what villain they use in the next movie (my hope is for Doctor Octopus, but they might want to turn Harry Osborne into the Hobgoblin before that).
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« Reply #348 on: 07-19-2002 08:53 »

 
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(my hope is for Doctor Octopus, but they might want to turn Harry Osborne into the Hobgoblin before that)
my guess is they'll be doing both. hobgoblin will be the sub-villian, and someone else (i'm hoping doc ock aswell) will be the major bad guy.
really i'm just talking bullshit, but it seems like the most obvious thing to do. batman went to two villians in the sequel, why not spider-man.
they left harry osbourne saying he'll get revenge on spider-man, how can they not make him the hobgoblin
Speli

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« Reply #349 on: 07-19-2002 10:10 »

Well, now I actually saw "eight legged freaks" (Nix  wink) and I thought it was awesome!!! It's like a comedic horror...great stuff...
MizPataki

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« Reply #350 on: 07-22-2002 02:09 »

Eight-Legged Freaks...gawd, I loved that movie.  It was so stupid and fake that it rocked.  It's craptacular (Just like "Totally Spies" ) and was the perfect way for me to end my day after seeing HA! for the fourth time.  What?  wink
Grade: A-
David A

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« Reply #351 on: 07-22-2002 14:57 »

I haven't seen Eight Legged Freaks, but the other day I was watching TV with my sister, and a commercial for this movie came on.  I made a sarcastic comment, like I usually make when something looks stupid.  I said, "Didn't I already see Arachnophobia?"  My sister said, "Yes, you did, and you loved it."  She was right, you know.  Eight Legged Freaks is probably a fine piece of cinematography.

Anyway, has anyone here seen Inventing the Abbotts?  I caught it the other night on cable.  I thought it was quite good.
Zed 85

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« Reply #352 on: 07-22-2002 15:49 »

I went and saw About A Boy the other day when my mum and sister dragged me to see it. I thought it was a great film. Hugh Grant is brilliant and the rest of the acting is superb. May not be everyone's cup of tea, and the ending was so heartwarming that it livened up the entire film - but may not do a second time I don't know, but still I thoroughly enjoyed it!

A-

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Minority Report was based on a book by Philip K Dick, who also wrote the book (Do Androids Dream Of Electronic Sheep?) that Blade Runner was based on.  wink
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« Reply #353 on: 07-23-2002 02:39 »
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(my hope is for Doctor Octopus, but they might want to turn Harry Osborne into the Hobgoblin before that)
my guess is they'll be doing both. hobgoblin will be the sub-villian, and someone else (i'm hoping doc ock aswell) will be the major bad guy.
really i'm just talking bullshit, but it seems like the most obvious thing to do. batman went to two villians in the sequel, why not spider-man.
they left harry osbourne saying he'll get revenge on spider-man, how can they not make him the hobgoblin

IMDB seems to think that Spider-Man 2 will include
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« Reply #354 on: 07-23-2002 03:00 »

i hope they don't make them team up or something
Ben

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« Reply #355 on: 07-23-2002 06:59 »

Sequels sicken me.
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« Reply #356 on: 07-23-2002 07:10 »

word
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« Reply #357 on: 07-23-2002 15:09 »

Men in Black II

Not too bad.  Really short (82 minutes).  Not a deep movie by any means, and you could tell it was made because they needed to do a sequel, but on the whole, it was a fun little movie that helps pass 82 minutes enjoyably.  Several rather funny parts, and a simply hilarious cameo by the King of Pop himself.  Worth seeing at least once.
David A

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« Reply #358 on: 07-23-2002 23:16 »

 
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Useless Information time (don't know if I've already said this)
Minority Report was based on a book by Philip K Dick, who also wrote the book (Do Androids Dream Of Electronic Sheep?) that Blade Runner was based on.   wink

He also wrote We Can Remember it for You Wholesale, which the movie Total Recall was based on.   cool
Zed 85

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« Reply #359 on: 07-24-2002 04:46 »

Wow, what a guybig grin
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