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Juliet

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« Reply #480 on: 09-22-2002 19:05 »

Face Off

Brill movie and full of action. It was a BBC1 today. I liked it
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« Reply #481 on: 09-23-2002 06:37 »

I've actually watched some movies over the past few weeks, which is a real change for me. I may as well share some thoughts on them.

Mr Deeds (cinema)
Meh, generic Adam sandler fair repackaged in a different situation. Gains points for him actually using his own voice, not some grating, mind numbingly annoying one like in some of his previous films. Pretty much summed up the type of people whom this film is aimed at when I was the only person in a full cinema who laughed at the 'To Kill A Mockingbird' reference. 5/10

About A Boy (cinema)
Went to see this few week old film after we missed the start of both Triple X and Insomnia. The fist Hugh Grant I've seen where his demeanour doesn't piss me off. In fact, at the beginning of the film, I could completely relate to his character. Extra points for the director realising that no-one would seriously swallow him getting together with Toni Collette's character. I liked the way humour was integrated into the serious parts (the classic being "Obviously it was terrible, but driving fast behind the ambulance was bloody brilliant!", a full five minutes after one of the characters had attempted suicide!). Loses major points for the terrible, terrible sappy ending. Also, the Ferarri 360 Modena does [/i]not[/i] have a supercharged engine. 7/10

Mulholland Drive (video + DivX so I could try and 'get' it after multiple viewings)
Weird. But you expect that from David Lynch. Took a few viewings before I could get most of the highly metaphorical themes, but even then, it still makes little sense as a film. Naomi Watts played her role/s fabulously and extra points because i could relate to Justin Theroux's dress sense in the film. Typical Lynch twistedness, but I get the feeling he's trying too hard now. Falls way short of his other efforts, such as Eraserhead. 6.5/10
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« Reply #482 on: 09-24-2002 21:19 »

Office Space
I was bored, and it was on comedy central, so put two and two together. Anyway, I haven't seen it in a while, so it was a nice treat.
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« Reply #483 on: 09-24-2002 23:34 »
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Star Trek: First Contact

After seeing only half of it, this movie had already made my personal "My Movies" list.  While it's not the first Trek movie I've seen, it's the first Trek movie that I've seen from beginning to end.  Suffice to say, I don't have a very deep background in Star Trek fandom...the first series I followed was Voyager.  Following that series wasn't bad, but their removal from the Alpha Quadrant sort of made it pointless to see the films that came out during the show's run (First Contact and Insurrection).  After seeing First Contact, I realize just how much I missed by not watching TNG.  The only problem I have with the movie was the Enterprise's crew's lack of Vulcans.  Even without the poitny-eared pacifists, I thought the movie was grand.  Alice Krige once again delivered a wonderfully icy performance as the Borg queen (a role she perfected on Voyager, by the way).  Overall, I give this movie 21.4 stars out of 23.

A few side notes...It was pretty hilarious to see both Robert Picardo and Ethan Phillips in this movie.  The DVD is largely without merit.  Its "Special Features" merely include theatrical teasers and trailers.

As an afterthought...I still hate Reg Barclay.
Kryten

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« Reply #484 on: 09-24-2002 23:52 »

Actually, the Borg Queen's appearance in ST:FC was the first appearance of the character.
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« Reply #485 on: 09-25-2002 16:14 »
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I've seen a lot of movies over the past week or so.

One Hour Photo

Rocked. Read Evan's review, and ignore all the anime stuff, and that's pretty much what I have to say.

I really liked the visuals in this movie. Usually when music video directors move into feature films, they overload the movie with "edgy" camera tricks(Fincher, you overrated tool, I'm looking at you), but I don't remember the camera work being distracting at all in this movie. It was all fairly straightforward, with simple but pretty/creepy images. The save-mart(or whatever it was called) scenes were especially cool looking.

Another thing I loved: Lumberg! It was so awesome to see him in this movie. I guess there were a lot of other Office Space fans in the audience, because I heard a lot of laughter and "mmm...yeah" type comments. He's pretty much the same character as in Office Space too. He is the best "jerkwad boss" actor ever!

Insomnia

Another Robin Williams non-comedy/non-shitty movie. He has a smaller role in this one, and although he pulls it off pretty well, it's not as cool or challenging as Sy in One Hour Photo.

The first half hour or so was really confusing to me, because I saw it in a crappy college auditorium with horrible sound. Either the sound improved, or I just got used to it, because the movie got progressively better after what seemed like a weak beginning.

I didn't like the movie as much as Memento, but oh well, whatcha gonna do. It was still good.

Behind Enemy Lines

Owen Wilson is sexy, but this movie is crappy. Actually it wasn't as bad as I had expected, but it's nothing I have any intention of watching again.

The Sweetest Thing

This is a movie about a bunch of sluts played by hot actresses such as Cameron Diaz, the "Married With Children" slut, and that slut who kissed Buffy in that other slutty movie.

It's supposed to be a gross-out comedy for girls, I guess. Some of the gags were alright, but unrealistic as always. It was pretty edgy though, I'll give it that.

Donnie Darko

That movie about some kid and his imaginary bunny friend.

Disappointing. It was weird, which is usually a good thing, but the movie didn't really go anywhere. I don't know, though...maybe it's brilliant and I'm just too dumb to understand it.

It kind of reminded me of The Maxx, another really weird story about teen angst and bunnies and stuff. Only The Maxx eventually all came together in the end, and made sense, and was really fucking cool. Donnie Darko didn't have any payoff for me.

One thing I did like about the movie, was that it's set in 1988, and it had some good old 1988 nostalgia. Sigh...hating Dukakis for no reason, and watching the Redskins back when they had a good coach. Those were the days.

Glitter

I finally got around to seeing this. What can I say? It was everything I wanted and more. It was a brilliant film, and I look forward to Mariah's future film work.

Kazaam

...oh I can't even be sarcastic for this one. I only saw like fifteen minutes of it, but this movie makes me want to cry.
Kryten

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« Reply #486 on: 09-25-2002 16:22 »

I saw the last few minutes of "Evolution" last night, when the black guy was crawling up the monster's ass. It was the single grossest thing I've ever seen in a movie.
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« Reply #487 on: 09-25-2002 16:29 »

i loved Donnie Darko. The movie makes a bit more sense if you also listen to the audio commemtary
FishyJoe

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« Reply #488 on: 09-25-2002 16:46 »

I'll admit that Patrick Swayze was sexy, at the very least.
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« Reply #489 on: 09-26-2002 12:02 »

I want to see Lilo and Stitch because I saw clips of it from Gareth Gates Video - Susicious mind and the movie looks good to see.

Also Stitch looks cute.
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« Reply #490 on: 09-26-2002 23:33 »

I saw "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" last week.  Man was it funny.  It's a chick flik, granted, but I laughed out loud several times, and I don't normally do that with anythiong other than Futurama.
Speli

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« Reply #491 on: 09-27-2002 06:46 »

The imposter
This was a dud. It was one of those low budget futuristic "government is after me" movies...But the one thing I could not stand is the fact that they had the exact same uniforms as they did in Starship Troopers. They even took clips from the movie and slapped it onto their movie! Grrrrrrrr... And the  ending I didn't like either. He just blows everyone up...
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« Reply #492 on: 09-27-2002 08:46 »

Best. Ending. Ever.

Not that I've seen it, but if it's anything like you've described . . .
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« Reply #493 on: 09-27-2002 16:47 »
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I'm watching Liar Liar at the moment.

Best quote: I see you later Dickhead - Jim Carrey.  laff

I haven't seen that and any Jim Carrey movies for a long time.
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« Reply #494 on: 09-27-2002 18:38 »
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Originally posted by Fishy Joe:
didn't like the movie as much as Memento, but oh well, whatcha gonna do. It was still good.

If you're a fan of Christopher Nolan's work, I strongly recommend The Following, which is his first film. It's not that hard to find on DVD, actually, and well worth the shot. It's quite a bit like Memento, with one story interspersed with scenes from what happened before. Aside from that, it's in chronological order.

Oh, I had to bring up the NG:E reference in One Hour Photo for a reason. My friends and I were confused the hell out of it, because the toy that Sy and the kid (who's name I forget) hasn't been released yet in America. It's just a sign of my nerdishness popping up again.

Oh, and I like Fincher's work on Seven and Fight Club. Haven't seen Panic Room yet, though.
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« Reply #495 on: 09-28-2002 04:56 »

 
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Star Trek: First Contact

A few side notes...It was pretty hilarious to see both Robert Picardo and Ethan Phillips in this movie.  The DVD is largely without merit.  Its "Special Features" merely include theatrical teasers and trailers.

As an afterthought...I still hate Reg Barclay.

I liked FC, but I just like Generations better for some reason that not everyone else seems to follow...

Robert Picardo was the voice of JohnnyCab in Total Recall. I love that film!  big grin

Doug (Arnie Schwarzenegger): ...How did I get here???
JohnnyCab : The door opened, you got in...hell of a day isn't it?

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Daniela = Pravda!
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« Reply #496 on: 09-28-2002 16:53 »

Ghosts

I haven't seen this still I was little and my mum wouldn't let me see the making the pot scene.

But I like all the cool ghosts stuff in it.
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« Reply #497 on: 09-28-2002 17:02 »

Juliet, go see Lilo and Stitch RIGHT NOW! It's the best movie in the whole wide world! I've already seen it six times and im planning to see it again, it's just THAT good.
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« Reply #498 on: 09-28-2002 17:13 »
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I will go and see it but it's not out yet till next week.

I forgot to put this about Ghost. I like that guy in the train

"GET OFF MY TRAIN!!!

There my spelling is right.
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« Reply #499 on: 09-28-2002 17:57 »

What or who is a trian?
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« Reply #500 on: 09-29-2002 08:49 »

who or what is "Ghosts"?
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« Reply #501 on: 09-29-2002 09:31 »

Is Ghost(s) the movie with Whoopi Goldberg?
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« Reply #502 on: 09-29-2002 09:52 »

The Importance Of Being Earnest

If you're in the mood for Oscar Wilde, check this out.  Very funny.  Colin Firth is great (as usual) and Reese Witherspoon could present a 3-hour documentary on drying paint, and I'd still love it.
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« Reply #503 on: 09-29-2002 12:11 »

 
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If you're in the mood for Oscar Wilde

That's a self answering statement.
No.

Bah, so many moooovies I wanna see but laziness is a harsh mistress. Plus forking out €4.50 for each DVD when I want to see at least 3 is a harsh mistress too.........I think.   hmpf

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Kryten

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« Reply #504 on: 09-29-2002 22:58 »

Every once in a while, a film comes along that redefines our lives, our society, nay, our whole universe.

That movie... is Dude, Where's My Car?
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« Reply #505 on: 09-30-2002 01:03 »

Dude, Where's My Existential Meaning?: a story of two young men searching for the feelings of hope and acceptance in a world full of nihilism.

Starring....Sean William Scott as "Jean-Paul Satre" and Ashton Kutcher as "Fredrich Nitzche".
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« Reply #506 on: 09-30-2002 14:59 »

 
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Every once in a while, a film comes along that redefines our lives, our society, nay, our whole universe.

That movie... is Dude, Where's My Car?


Dude, Where's my brain?

I hate that movie it's grossly lame.  puke


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« Reply #507 on: 09-30-2002 15:24 »

I like Dude where my car. those two guys are hot even those German guys are hot too.

I find that film very Hilarious
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« Reply #508 on: 09-30-2002 19:18 »

The only good bit in Dude Where's My Car is the bit at the Drive Thru ("and then....?" ).

The rest of that movie blew!
Kryten

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« Reply #509 on: 09-30-2002 23:05 »

Aw, c'mon, you didn't even like the scene with Andy Dick in the cage?
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« Reply #510 on: 09-30-2002 23:11 »

God damn. For halloween last year I made a bubblepaper jumpsuit. I wore it to school and everything. I almost won a prize. Its relatively easy to make. Just lots of paper, lots of tape.

I saw stealing Harvard on friday. It wasn't too bad... Tom Green actually has to act so its really different. Even my girlfriend had to admit it wasn't bad. Unfortunately now I have to see Sweet Home Alabama or some chick flick like that...
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« Reply #511 on: 09-30-2002 23:15 »

Oh:

Chicken Run: I'm scarred for life and will never ever see another claymation movie as long as I live... I didn't even finish it.

Death to Smoochy: good stuff. RW is funny, and the characters are likeable. The smoochy guy hams it up well too. I like the retired boxer the best... his greatest line (while dressed in a costume similar to smoochies):
"Hey Smoochy! This suit makes my balls itch!"
and:
"Oh... ok... I'm gonna go get drunk now!"
and (from accross a restaurant)
"I'm gonna go take a dump but I'll be right back!"
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« Reply #512 on: 10-01-2002 06:55 »

Nightmare before Christmas :
I haven't seen it in a while, and I like the movie and the original story...Jack is getting way too tall, though...
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« Reply #513 on: 10-01-2002 07:29 »
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Aw, c'mon, you didn't even like the scene with Andy Dick in the cage?

That Andy Dick? oh my god he was so funny   laff

No the funniest bit is the stoned dog.
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« Reply #514 on: 10-01-2002 07:40 »

 
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  That Andy Dick? oh my god he was so funny    laff

No the funniest bit is the stoned dog.

Nope, can't remember either bit.  But I did watch it at stupid-o-clock in the morning - and thought it sucked.

Might give it another try.
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« Reply #515 on: 10-03-2002 22:40 »

I saw Panic Room room this weekend.  I'd give it a B-.  It kept my interest about as much as a movie about Jodie Foster and her androgynous daughter trapped in a room could.  Some large logic flaws and a crappy ending knock the score down for me.
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« Reply #516 on: 10-04-2002 14:37 »
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Lilo and Stitch

I saw the movie today and I loved it. Stitch is so funny and adorable.
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« Reply #517 on: 10-04-2002 15:12 »

I saw One Hour Photo today.
Decent enough flick, Robin Williams funniest role to date.
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« Reply #518 on: 10-04-2002 15:18 »

Ba? You wanker, it's a thriller isn't it?

Saw Fight Club last night, excellent stuff, one of a few movies which I didn't expect the ending.
Very like a Guy Ritchie movie too, he rocks.

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« Reply #519 on: 10-04-2002 15:40 »

 
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I saw One Hour Photo today.
Decent enough flick, Robin Williams funniest role to date.

I heard about that. It s'pose to be his darkest role yet.
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