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FishyJoe

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« Reply #360 on: 07-24-2002 14:57 »

Yeah, he sure can have stuff be turned into movies! It almost makes you wanna read, but not really.
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« Reply #361 on: 07-24-2002 22:22 »

Maybe if movies had subtitles people would read more.
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« Reply #362 on: 07-25-2002 02:01 »

 
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Yeah, he sure can have stuff be turned into movies! It almost makes you wanna read, but not really.

Well, I don't know.  I've never read any of his books, but from what I hear, the movies based on them bear very little resemblance to the books themselves.  That's Hollywood for you, I guess.
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« Reply #363 on: 07-27-2002 01:25 »
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A Beautiful Mind

Dear lord what a sweet movie.  Perfectly acted, perfectly written, perfect score, perfect everything.  It deserved every Oscar nomination/award it received.  Compelling . . . mesmerizing . . . a tour de force!  Jennifer Connolly sure has come a long way since her days running around with Hoggle, Ludo, and Sir Didymus, escaping the foul clutches of David Bowie's Pants of Doom, aka in The Labyrinth.

A+
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« Reply #364 on: 07-27-2002 01:40 »

GOLDMEMBER----

Funny funny funny shit here.  NO where as gross as i thought it was going to be...the opening scene is one of the funniest things i have EVER seen.  Solid Movie throughout.  Again- Not as disgusting as I thought...actually humor is quite clever! higly Reccomened movie
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« Reply #365 on: 07-28-2002 15:03 »

I went to see Goldmember last night and I thought it was brilliant and funny. there where a lot of charaacter delvolpment in it so I'm not going to spoil for you guys.

Tzlk was right the open scene was really really cool. best gag got to be where Austin meets the twins
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« Reply #366 on: 07-28-2002 16:07 »

I agree with Nixorbo on A Beautiful Mind.  Very well executed.

I'm planning to see Goldmember today, hope its as good as Tzlk and Juliet says it is.
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« Reply #367 on: 07-28-2002 16:13 »

We're gonna be doing an "Austin Powers-fest" at somebody's house, where we'll see the first two movies at his place, and later on catch Goldmember at the theater. I can't wait to see that one.
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« Reply #368 on: 07-29-2002 13:06 »

Groovey baby  big grin
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« Reply #369 on: 07-29-2002 14:09 »

Austin Powers in Goldmember {i]Blowfull...but not as blowfull as the second movie.[/i]

At the end of the film, my friends and I were left wondering whether or not we were okay with the movie.  It turns out we're not.  The first Austin Powers movie was fantastic.  It was a great parody of every spy movie ever made.  The second film was a travesty of disgusting jokes and even more disgusting antics.  Now in Goldmember we see the worst possible combination of the two.  Four parts potty humor, one part clever jokes, two parts stupid jokes, and the curse of all sequels (reusing old jokes).  I'll have to disagree with Juliet on most parts of her review. particularly the "character development" portion.  The only real character development seen is Austin's argument with his dad, which is no more character-developing than any of the other monogamy monolouges in the first two films.  Sure there's the Jerry Springer-style secret that's revealed near the end*, but I think most people could put two and two together long before that (except that idiot who kept yelling out the exceptionally obvious, "He's on Mini-Me's shoulders!" ).  A few things I am sick of...double entendre names (Alotta Fagina, Fook Yu), Frau Farbissina behaving in an overtly sexual manner, and the chorus of evil laughter.  Having to reuse jokes is the surest sign that you shouldn't have made a sequel.  Furthering my disdain was Goldmember himself...and I thought Fat Bastard was bad (don't get me wrong, he's bad too).  Although the ever-present bulge in his pants wasn't too hard to ignore, his voice and knack for eating large masses of his own dead dermis were over the line.  Finally on my list of detractions, I saw Britney Spears in a Pepsi Twist commercial with Austin Powers a while ago, and I said to myself, "If she's in the movie I will hate it forever."  Guess who made a cameo?  Yeah, so what can I say?  The whole three minutes she was on screen were pure torture.  I kept hoping her head would explode**.

I have to agree that the first couple minutes of the movie were pretty cool (up until the first time you hear "mojo" ).  I won't ruin it by writing what happened, but suffice to say it was funny***.

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« Reply #370 on: 07-29-2002 15:52 »

For my opinions read DrThubder88's thread.  He pretty much nailed it on the head.
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« Reply #371 on: 07-29-2002 17:41 »
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I think Goldmember is the funniest movie this year so far

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« Reply #372 on: 07-29-2002 22:54 »

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« Reply #373 on: 07-30-2002 16:38 »
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« Reply #374 on: 07-30-2002 18:57 »

I just realised, Spoilers don't really work at all, even if I don't wanna know what happens, I still look at them, stupid impulses.....I'll teach you!!
TAKE THAT!!!

Ow.......my elbow hurts now.

Saw Spider-Man a few days ago, great film.
Great bits were when Parker was trying his web-shooter and made the rocker symbol with his hand then made it head-bang!

Also when fightin GG, he kicks him back, shoots his web and pulls him back again and kicks him again!

"Live forever or die trying."
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« Reply #375 on: 07-30-2002 20:36 »

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« Reply #376 on: 07-30-2002 23:23 »
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Yeah, but that wasn't so much "funny ha ha" as it was "funny South Park" (i.e. "not" ).
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« Reply #377 on: 08-01-2002 21:14 »

Am i the only one who feels sorry for poor vern troyer? (aka mini me)

anyway on to movies and reviews:
I bought Amelie (insert ' mark over the 1st e... i'm a retard) on DVD and I really enjoyed it. It reminded me of The royal tenenbaums in that both movies have a literary feel. The movie is like a clever fairy tale, set in modern France. It has subtitles, which sucks because if you look away for a second, you have to pause the movie (i like to multitask) but I'm not one of those people who would dismis a movie just cause i have to read during it. This probably leans on the side of being a "girl" movie, but how should i know.

I also saw Road to Perdition, and while the ending seemed a little too perfect (not happy perfect, more like it all came together a little too neatly to be very realistic) it was a decent movie. I didn't love it or anything like everyone over here who is saying it should win all kinds of oscars. Jude Law was in it though, and I want to get him to divorce his wife and marry me, because he rocks. Tom Hanks and Paul Newman were classy, but i wish Tom didn't have that scary mustache. *shudder*
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« Reply #378 on: 08-01-2002 23:07 »
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Just saw Road to Perdition, it was nice, but its assumption was a tad off.  Some of the characters didn't quite fit, or make much sense.  Still though, great movie.  At first I didn't think this role was good for Tom Hanks, but he did pretty well.  The boy was alright, and I swear I've seen him somewhere else... hmmm.  I don't usually like many young actors, but he was tolerable.  Though his last few lines in the movie were kinda, eh, fairytale-ish, though that's not his fault, but the writer's faults.

It kind of ruined it, when someone was shot at a down-angle, but the blood spot appeared a good 10 inches above his head.

I give it a 7.5 (out of 10)
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« Reply #379 on: 08-02-2002 02:56 »

saw Lilo and Stitch for the 6th time today. This movie never gets old!  love
FishyJoe

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« Reply #380 on: 08-02-2002 05:32 »

Road to Perdition

Campy comic book fun!

But yeah, I thought it was really good. I had no idea what it was about when I saw it, which is good because expectations only exist to have things fall below them. I enjoyed it about as much as American Beauty, but Perdition won't win any awards because the Academy is fickle.

Speaking of, I haven't seen American Beauty since it first came out to theaters, but I'm pretty sure Road to Perdition had the exact same musical score. What's the deal with that? Lousy director can't even find different music.


And while I'm talking about spoilers, let me just say that Jude Law is sexy, even when being . Too bad Superman Vs. Batman is a crappy idea for a crappy movie.

The biggest disappointment is that they didn't spend very much time on the road to Perdition. They were only on it for like a minute, and then they left and decided to rob banks instead. Sure, they may have finally gone to Perdition at the end, but even then they didn't focus on the actual "road" part.

Overall, I give the movie five or six thumbs out of seven. I can't wait for the sequel.
VelourFog

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« Reply #381 on: 08-02-2002 22:25 »

and those 6 weeks they were on the road sure seemed like about 5 days, huh jeff?
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« Reply #382 on: 08-11-2002 11:25 »

MIB2
Gimme a break, I only just saw this. I liked it. The ending blew big ass and was predictable as hell, but the worms own yo' mama!
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« Reply #383 on: 08-11-2002 11:46 »

MIB2

MIB still has too much plot, the best aspect of the film being the absolute hilarity of the first three quarters, and the aliens. Agent K still treated Agent J like a total Rookie, when Agent J had been doing the job for 5 or 6 years. That really annoyed me. Will Smith is absolutely brilliant. Made every line a laugh. Tommy Lee Jones is good, but is still extrmely arrogant, despite having worked in a post office for 5 years. The nightcrawlers and the alien in a dog suit are really funny, but the film still didn't fix MIB's main problems. The predictability, the plot overdose, it could have had more funny alien jokes, and I feel that the film would have been really funny with loads of sci-fi spoofs. All in all, the film is still very funny and a definite must see. However if you didn't like the original or you hate Will Smith, you'll hate this.
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« Reply #384 on: 08-11-2002 13:01 »

Well, I just saw "signs" and "my big fat greek wedding". Signs was scary, suspensful, and that brazilian video haunted me. My big fat greek wedding was very, very accurate and funny.
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« Reply #385 on: 08-11-2002 14:37 »

Gosford Park.
Some great acting from the various famous faces that in some cases seemingly crawl out of the woodwork. Good storyline, clever script, but all ended so soon at the end with one excuse seemingly covering all the several plot lines. A couple of characters raised "Who exactly was he and what was his perpose?"
Otherwise tremendous film and well made. A-  smile

Watched "A Knight's Tale" last night. Slightly forboding beggining, but turns out a great film. Not for everyone, but a good laugh just the same and general fun to be had. But still solid enough plot and clever script (the writer that tags along is supposed to go on and write The Canterbury Tales and there are several non too obvious or corny links here).

A-  smile

A Fistful of Dollars
I had the pleasure of watching this the other day for the first time. I'm sure you're all familiar with the idea of Clint Eastwood as The Man With No Name and this is where it all started. Well made film that has largely stood the aging process.
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For A Few Dollars More.
Currently one of my favourite movies ever made. Eastwood returns as TMWNN. An interesting point is that the "Good" guy(s) here go around killing people for a living - they are Bounty Killers. Gian Marie Volonte returns from the original film as a different character, Indio, one that I feel is a rare character at his time, not like Gian's previous character, who was just a bad person, here's he really is close to psycotic levels, and bad guys as psycopaths was not half as common as it is nowadays.
Clint is joined by a rival Bounty Hunter after Indio's blood, a Colonel by the name of Douglas Mortimer, played by Lee Van Cleff. I won't go into the plot much more otherwise I'd reveal too much, but put simply, the music by Ennio Morricone, the direction and storyline by Sergio Leone and the acting is top notch. While Clint largely remains The Man With No Name, ergo no past, the other two show interesting character development, and in the blood thirsty world of Bounty Hunting, the Colonel's motives for the simple killing of Indio and leaving all the reward for Eastwood is quite touching.


A+  big grin
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« Reply #386 on: 08-11-2002 14:40 »

Signs was great, I think that I now have a new favorite director. Signs was one of the best directed movies I had seen. Technically it is incredible, the sound and lighting were amazing should get the Oscar for sound and cinematography.

Speli

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« Reply #387 on: 08-11-2002 18:27 »

I agree, and that brazilian home video looked so genuine...I just went and saw XXX. Good movie, good story, bad visual effects.
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« Reply #388 on: 08-11-2002 20:37 »

 
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I agree, and that brazilian home video looked so genuine...I just went and saw XXX. Good movie, good story, bad visual effects.

From the trailer it looks like the movie features a performance by Rammstein (playing Feuer Frei - which is on the soundtrack). 

Are they in the movie, and if so, for how long?

Movie looks really cool, looking forward to seeing it.  Vin Diesel can do no wrong.
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« Reply #389 on: 08-11-2002 20:41 »

Their in there in the beginning, for about 5-8 minutes...good band...
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« Reply #390 on: 08-11-2002 20:55 »

 
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Their in there in the beginning, for about 5-8 minutes...good band...

Cool.  R+ rock!  Saw them back in May.

Can't wait for the movie.

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« Reply #391 on: 08-12-2002 07:29 »

I saw the sixth sense yesterday.  I knew from the moment the guy was shot that
but it was entertaining, sometimes scary. 

Unbreakable was a bit better , IMO.

Is Signs the new movie from M. Night Shyamalan?
 
I watched LOTR: the Fellowship of the ring last week, and I liked it. A lot.  I can't wait for the second one.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #392 on: 08-12-2002 16:56 »

Wait, you're bragging about calling the ending of The Sixth Sense? You're a few years late for that. The whole twist ending is known by everyone now, regardless of whether or not they've seen the movie. It's like saying "yeah I saw that 'Empire Strikes Back' movie the other day. I knew from the beginning that Darth Vader was Luke's father".
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« Reply #393 on: 08-12-2002 17:10 »

 laff
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« Reply #394 on: 08-12-2002 17:22 »
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Hey, I did NOT hear that from anyone. No one told me!
I swear.

Another thing.

I'm not bragging.  I just never saw that movie.
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« Reply #395 on: 08-12-2002 17:26 »

Not everyone is from America, jeffie
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« Reply #396 on: 08-12-2002 17:37 »

Yeah, it took me half a day to download.  And I don't  got to the cinema a lot.  So.
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« Reply #397 on: 08-12-2002 17:51 »
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Not everyone is from America, jeffie

Yeah but he said he saw Unbreakable. I figured he wouldn't have seen that unless he'd heard all the hype for the Sixth Sense and stuff.

But anyway, good job ZJ, for both somehow avoiding spoilers and calling the ending.
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« Reply #398 on: 08-13-2002 13:23 »

I just finished watching Shrek. Before that, I couldn't even remember the last time Eddy Murphy was really funny.

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« Reply #399 on: 08-16-2002 13:51 »

Goldmember:I saw this with a bunch of friends when I was in Canada because are feet hurt from walking anyway it would have been a okey movie but like the two Austin Power movie they over did jokes like the ladys named Fook Me and Fook Yu they did that joke for five mins.D
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