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SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #320 on: 07-16-2004 08:36 »
« Last Edit on: 07-16-2004 08:36 »

People keep shouting at me how great Venom is. So I guess I have no choice but to hope so.

Another venom spewing TOTPD.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #321 on: 07-16-2004 08:56 »

Jameson's son was NOT Venom.  He brought Venom back on the space shuttle that crashed in NYC.  While Spiderman was rescuing the astronauts he picked up Venom for a while, but then got rid of it when he realized it was evil.  It then attatched itself to Eddie Brock, who became Venom.

See, I did watch the show every now and then.
alenacat
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« Reply #322 on: 07-16-2004 11:42 »

 
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Originally posted by BumbleBeeTheta:
Secretary
This is one of my new favorite movies, and not just because I identify with Lee somewhat.  It really is a romance, albeit an off-beat one in the veins of Punch-Drunk Love, not just glorified pornography.  James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal have spectacular chemistry, and it's a crime that the latter didn't receive an Academy Award nomination.  This is an all-around fantastic movie.  If you have an open mind, I highly recommend it.

I agree with this however I really didn't like Punch Drunk Love, it seemed so forced and I couldn't associate with any of the characters. I'd say Secretary was more like American Beauty or maybe Lolita. Looking at the cover, it seems it's marketed as as you say, glorified pornography.. but I suppose that's good in a way, not a movie I'd want to watch with my parents.

I tend to like films considered "aberrant", I know it's not everyone's thing. A great movie I saw recently was Boys Don't Cry, I felt so convinced by Hilary Swank's performance, she made the character her own. Intense and moving.

Simarly, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is one of my faves. Light hearted and humorous but also touches on deeper emotions, gender issues and philosophy. As well as a great musical soundtrack  smile
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #323 on: 07-16-2004 11:57 »

Everything about Boy's Don't Cry depressed the hell out of me. EVERYTHING. Especially the setting...
canned eggs

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« Reply #324 on: 07-16-2004 12:12 »

 
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Originally posted by BumbleBeeTheta:
What's Up, Tiger Lily?

What's Up, Tiger Lily kicks so much ass.

canned eggs: all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed.
Drunknmunky

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« Reply #325 on: 07-16-2004 19:23 »

Spiderman 2
Pretty good methinks. Quite slow to begin with but it got a lot better. MJ is hot, Otto is a great villain, brilliant special effects and an old grandma to laugh at.
  The subway scene was amazing and even got slightly emotional. But then it was spoilt by two little fat kids who popped up; "Its great that your back spiderman". Yes, that was annoying.
  Me and everyone else who I went to see that movie with came out of the cinema wanting to be Spiderman, even the girls. We pranced around pretending to spin webs with our fingers and climbing walls.

B+
Sal

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« Reply #326 on: 07-16-2004 19:51 »
« Last Edit on: 07-16-2004 19:51 »

Spider-Man 2

MJ looks drugged up all the time because of her lazy eyes, the two fat kids and all kids and minor characters were fat and annoying. And we came out the cinema imitating Spakka-Man, a 42 year-old fat man who lives in his mothers basement and only reads comic-books gets bitten by a kid in a wheel chair and is deluded into believing that he is Spakka-Man, he has a poorly made suit with green and orange patches were it ripped from the guys gut. He runs up to the edge of tall buildings crotches like “Spidy-Man” and then runs back in the opposite direction waving his arms franticly in the air. His MJ I Miss Jones (his mother mother, lives down the road) an 89 year old who he is strangely and strongly attracted to. And the villains vary from Doctor Cod to the Grinning Gobbler (also seen in Hugh Grant’s private home-made film collection)

But it was good film, a bit more tedious at points, quite funny some comic book quotes snuck in; some obvious, some subtle; and a bit too much romance. The Plot was pretty good and simple, made sense don't know much about Spider-Man so im not sure if it was "canon". I liked "Doc Occ" and "Spider-Man" as characters and all in all it was pretty damn good.
 
A-
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #327 on: 07-16-2004 20:21 »

Anchor Man

Finally went to go see it and it was hilarious. Great jokes and the newsanchor fight scene towards the end of the movie almost made me piss myself. Great comedy, would expect nothing less from Will Ferrel.

A-


BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #328 on: 07-16-2004 20:41 »

Alenacat-

I've only seen about forty minutes of Hedwig, but it was glorious.  Good music, direction, design...grade-A stuff.  Unfortunately, I live with these two beings called parents and can't watch "controversial"  or "gratuitous" films around them.  I'd watch it on IFC, but we have one of these blocks (I can still get "Dead Like Me" though.  Hm...) that make getting premium movie channels pointless.  I'll check it out eventually though.  Might pick up the DVD if I find it for a low price.  The fact that I rarely get to watch R-rated cinema is why this week's been fun.  I never would've been able to watch Secretary with Dad and Mumsy around.  I'm making the most of it!

Earlier today, I watched...
It Happened One Night
Okay, so I was kinda distracted by my paper's A&E section, as well as the Colin Farrell article in EW, but I still enjoyed this movie.  It's an early Frank Capra film, and I highly recommend it.  The chemistry between Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert is electrifying.  (Colbert reminded me a lot of Isabella Rossellini's "look" in my favorite film this year, The Saddest Music in the World) I guess some of the humor could be seen as juvenile, but I would definitely consider this to be one of the best comedies, were it not for the dramatic undertones.  The scene in which Ellie and Peter attempt to hitchhike is classic; still very funny after sixty years.  I wish all romantic comedies were this fresh and smart.

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EvilLunch

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« Reply #329 on: 07-16-2004 21:08 »

David A: Actually.. I have no idea what Asimov would think. The STORY in itself is fairly clever, though a bit too straightforward. I can't remember anything like it in the book.. But.. As mentioned, there's only one robot who breaks the law and that's because he was designed to do so. All in all.. just a story 'in the vein' of I, Robot.. [The credits say 'suggested by.'] The B-.. It would have been a C, honestly. But the story was a believable one, they didn't force romance into the fray[Will Smith and that chick.. It would have been easy to throw in an EXTREMELY DUBIOUS kiss for kicks, but they refrained], and I. LOVE. SONNY. Best robot since Gir and I mean that.
Nasty Pasty: Yes. The Anchorman riot was BRILLIANT. So was Steve. "I pooped a hammer."
The rest though.. Meh.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #330 on: 07-17-2004 00:28 »

I went and saw Spider Man 2 with a couple friends tonight. Did it live up to all the hype? Was it as good as the original? Yes and no. While I believe this movie lived up to what it was hyped to, it was not as good as the original. They wasted more time with sappy love stories and mental beings in this one, when that's not why I go to see a movie. If I'm watching TV or a movie, I want to see something that allows me to shut my brain off while watching, and that's people kicking each others asses. Regardless, there was some ass kicking in the movie, but that octopus guy was weak. Another thing that pissed me off was they way they blatantly set it up for another sequel at the end. Way to go Hollywood. I think what made this movie more enjoyable for me was that obviously, we were all making comments during the movie. I'm sure everyone in the theater got pissed off, but it was fun for me.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #331 on: 07-17-2004 03:30 »

Weak? [n00bspammer] U sur haf incured mai wrath!!!1 [/n00bspammer]
Otto was WAY better than Norman, which I've said before and probably I'll say again.
But making comments is quite fun..
Near the end, when they're up in the web, I heard someone say "Quick! Eat her!"
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #332 on: 07-17-2004 03:33 »

Its comments like the one by Lamp that stopped me from watching Spider Man 2. I HATED the original and the possibility of a movie being worse that that one is too much for me. I'll wait for the DVD.

Now some short reviews for some movies I saw recently:

The Graduate: Great filmmaking. Good performances also but the BEEEEEEEENN! thing at the end was too much.The soundtrack helps to create some wonderful sequences. A

The Man Who Wasn't There: Hypnotic movie. Excellent cinematography. Billy Bob Thornton gives a great performance. My favorite Coens´ movie A+

Living in Oblivion: Hilarious movie. Buscemi is very good as always. A-
Grim

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« Reply #333 on: 07-18-2004 07:02 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
 Another thing that pissed me off was they way they blatantly set it up for another sequel at the end. Way to go Hollywood. I

Do you mean how harry finds the green goblin gear? I dont think that was meant to be a set up for a sequel, I think that was just wrapping up for good the harry hates spiderman story arc
wu_konguk

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« Reply #334 on: 07-18-2004 12:00 »

Well I just watched Spiderman 2 and I really enjoyed it. To be honest it is statements like the ones lamp made about movies being places to switch off your brain is a a statement that annoys me alot. shockingly I like a movie that has some kind of story and emotion. Any hoo.

I thouht it was a good film. Otto Ocatvious made a far more interesting villian than the Goblin. In many ways it was far truer to orginal comics (well during one of Spidey's eras).

Besides how can anyone dislike a movie with Bruce Campbell?
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #335 on: 07-18-2004 16:07 »

South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
Dude, this is one of the best movies ever made! Cursing, violence, musical numbers, "potty humor"! It rocks out loud!
This movie shhoul have won that Oscar for the song "Blame Canada". Damn you Phil Collins! Overall, It was sweat!
A+
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #336 on: 07-19-2004 02:19 »

Instead of actually watching all the movies I rented, I spent a good deal of time writing this weekend.  I still had time to watch lots of good films though.

I Wanna Be a Beauty Queen
I actually only rented this for Little Nell's "cameo" at the beginning, but it's a very interesting would-be documentary about the Alternative Miss World contest.  Men and women compete in various clothing categories and on personality for the title, and the costumes are always really outrageous.  Most go with a theme, like nature, nuclear radiation or Marilyn Monroe.  I was quite surprised to see Jenny Runacre as one of the contestants; she played Queen Elizabeth and Bod in my no. 5 favorite film, Jubilee.  It's a fun romp, the kind of movie you might pull out every once in a while.  If you like unique fashions, check your rare video store for this one.

De-Lovely
Along with Dogville, this is one of those early Oscar contender films.  It's very good-- mostly because of Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd's presence.  It's too bad MGM spent so much time trying to appeal to the younger set by placing random contemporary artists in the film (Alanis Morisette, Sheryl Crow and Diana Krall just can't "do" Cole Porter.).  They prove distracting, and- with the exceptions of Robbie Williams and Natalie Cole- don't offer much.  The set design is gorgeous though, and I do love a good musical (It's really more about music, but there are several moments of spontaneous singing.).

Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
I think it's funnier the second time because you remember some of the best lines.  It still drags toward the end though.  Just for "so bad it's good" fans.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
My sister's eleven, and since we had no parents to object, I let her watch the whole movie for the first time.  She liked it (She doesn't like the sequel Shock Treatment, which is really just "the continuing adventures of Brad and Janet" and an excuse for Richard O'Brien to make out with Patricia Quinn), and she wasn't particularly disturbed by it, except for the orgy in the pool.  It's really strange to watch it at home after seeing it in a theater.  I felt compelled to chant "Ring around the lesbians!" and shout "1, 2, 3, 4.  Does anyone use the fucking door?", but it just isn't the same when you've only got your sibling to do it along with you.  It's my second favorite film though, so I love watching it any which way (so long as it's the UK version).

Rear Window
One of the best films ever made.  All Alfred Hitchcock movies are amazing, but this is one of his best, I think.  It's still every bit as interesting and intense as the first time you saw it.  Everyone needs to see this film.

Some Like It Hot
I like to think that Turner Classic Movies is one of the best channels ever, and that the Essentials series of films is just that.  This week's feature was one of the best comedies around.  Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon are wonderful comic actors, and Marilyn Moore has the perfect balance of naivete and melancholy.  The movie itself reminds me of that one flick with Nia Vardalos with Toni Colette.  I'm sure that's just a coincidence though...

Who is Agent Codename: Dragonfly?
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #337 on: 07-19-2004 03:21 »

 
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Originally posted by BumbleBeeTheta:

De-Lovely
Along with Dogville, this is one of those early Oscar contender films. 

I seriously doubt that. Dogville was not a critical success and its only hope is Nicole Kidman but she still has Proof coming later this year where she shares a bathtub with a 10 year old, so that should should get some nominations knocking on her door. De-lovely has a couple of chances in the technical categories, especially costumes and art direction but that's all.

From the movies released until now, I think the only ones that have possibility for big Oscars are Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Actress, Screenplay) and the Passion of the Christ (technicals, actor, director). And even those are big doubts.

Oh yeah, and I saw Gangs of New York today again. Still excellent.Best movie of 2002.

EvilLunch

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« Reply #338 on: 07-19-2004 03:48 »

So let's hope no arthouse movies come out, so Molina has a chance for Best Supporting Actor?
: sigh : One can dream, no?
Some Like It Hot was one of my favourites! It's always funny, nomatter how many times you see it.
boingo2000

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« Reply #339 on: 07-19-2004 09:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Mr. Potter:
From the movies released until now, I think the only ones that have possibility for big Oscars are Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Actress, Screenplay) and the Passion of the Christ (technicals, actor, director). And even those are big doubts.

I dunno if they're the only ones.  I think Kill Bill Vol. 2 has a decent shot at nods for for screenplay and supporting actor.
Shaucker

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« Reply #340 on: 07-19-2004 09:40 »

Feh. De-lovely only has a chance cuz of Kevin Kline, which is quite pathetic, considering how great it MIGHT have been.
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #341 on: 07-19-2004 13:15 »

 
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Originally posted by boingo2000:
 I dunno if they're the only ones.  I think Kill Bill Vol. 2 has a decent shot at nods for for screenplay and supporting actor.

I don't think Kill Bill can get in. David Carradine may have a possibility but I think the screenplay will be forgotten by the time the Academy announces the nominations. Also, this year the Original Screenplay category is specially difficult since many of the big Oscar contenders like Alexander and the Aviator are original, and if they're nominated for Best Picture, then they have almost secured a nomination in the screenplay category.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #342 on: 07-19-2004 14:13 »

I heard De Lovely was pretty bad..
I just don't know about Kill Bill. I mean, I'd be pretty stoked if it won an award, but just about everything in volume 2 [except for Elle and Beatrix's struggle and of course PAI MEI] just.. fell short of volume 1.
Vol.1 had better music, more interesting cinematography and a more exciting story. It's just my opinion..
leelaholic

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« Reply #343 on: 07-19-2004 16:09 »

I just saw Shrek 2. I give it an A-.
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #344 on: 07-19-2004 17:52 »

As far as early Oscar noms go, I'm pushing for:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind- Best Actor, Best Screenplay, some techie awards too, probably

Kill Bill, Volume 2- Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay

The Passion of the Christ- Best Cinematography

Napoleon Dynamite- Best Screenplay

Even though it didn't get a lot of critical acclaim, Dogville gets people talking, and its DVD release will ensure that more will see it.  I wouldn't be surprised if Lars von Trier's minimal TV play directing earns him a Best Director nod.  Maybe some wise-ass will nominate it for Best Art Direction  or something.

Oh, yeah, I just watched...
Raising Arizona
An odd little gem.  Worth watching just for Holly Hunter and Nicholas Cage.  It's not my favorite Coen film- that would be Fargo- but it's better than O, Brother Where Art Thou? and Intolerable Cruelty.

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Mr. Potter

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« Reply #345 on: 07-19-2004 18:25 »

 
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Originally posted by BumbleBeeTheta:
As far as early Oscar noms go, I'm pushing for:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind- Best Actor, Best Screenplay, some techie awards too, probably

If the Oscars were today, this movie would certainly win almost every big award, but there's still a long way to go before the awards season starts. I don't think Jim Carrey will be nominated. The man is the only actor in a decade to win a Golden Globe-Drama award and then not being nominated by the Academy. It feels like they still don't consider him a serious actor (look how long they waited to give a nom to Johnny Depp...for playing a pirate).
I think the Screenplay nomination is a sure thing. Besides, Kaufman should have already won for Being John Malkovich.

 
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Kill Bill, Volume 2- Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay

I really think Kill Bill has no chance at all this year. The first part didn't receive any noms and it was released in November.

 
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The Passion of the Christ- Best Cinematography

This has to be a lock  even for the win. One of the best cinematographies I've ever seen. I would also bet for a Makeup nom.

 
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Napoleon Dynamite- Best Screenplay

That is impossible in my opinion.

 
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Even though it didn't get a lot of critical acclaim, Dogville gets people talking, and its DVD release will ensure that more will see it.  I wouldn't be surprised if Lars von Trier's minimal TV play directing earns him a Best Director nod.  Maybe some wise-ass will nominate it for Best Art Direction  or something.

The problem is that for Von Trier to be nominated, he has to be the #1 director of the year in a lot of ballots. Directors choose directors for the nomination and I don't think that they will vote for Von Trier with his weird Dogme 95 cult instead of favorites as Scorsese, Stone, Anderson, etc.

 
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It's not my favorite Coen film- that would be Fargo- but it's better than O, Brother Where Art Thou? and Intolerable Cruelty.

I actualy liked O, Brother Where Are Thou? more than Fargo which I think is a little overrated. Still very good. My favorite Coen film is The Man Who Wasn't There, now that's an underrated masterpiece.


spacepilot3000

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« Reply #346 on: 07-19-2004 20:02 »
« Last Edit on: 07-19-2004 20:02 »

I, Robot

A while ago, prior to seeing this film, people all over the internet have been bashing this film. People were saying that the film will suck and ruin Asimov's work. They only judged the film by it's trailer. Now, I never read Asimov's short stories, but I will tell you: THIS....FILM.....ROCKS!
This plot(If you wanna know) takes place in the year 2035. Det. Dale Spooner(Will Smith) is sent to USR to investigate the "Suicide" of a close friend of his. Spooner thinks otherwise. He belives that he was murdered. He finds a robot named Sonny and Spooner instantly assumes that Sonny did it. Spooner is a hater of all technology, especially robots in general after a freak car accident(I won't go into it in fear of spoiling). Spooner the discovers a deep, dark secret within USR. After that the film soon transforms from a dark Sci-Fi mystery, to a Sci-Fi action picture. The transistion to a similar but diffrent genre was quite seamless. The film is filled with teriffic special effects and some good acting(the biggest surprise was Smith). Alan Tyduk, who plays Sonny the robot, was teriffic and emotional. The action was phenominal(especially the car chase) and did I mention the visuals were great? The film is not without it's flaws. Shia Labeouf, who plays Spooner's friend, didn't fit with the overall tone of the film and should've been cut out. Bridget whatsherlastname was a little dull at the beginning but improved half way through the film. And of course, the out of place butt shot from Will at the very beginning of the film. Overall though, this film is a must see and almost came close to topping Spider-Man 2 as my favorite summer film.

See it.

Grade:A
EvilLunch

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« Reply #347 on: 07-19-2004 20:12 »

Second on most counts, except that in my opinion Smith can't act and was all wrong for this movie. The acting on the NS5, Sonny[ESPECIALLY in the mouth and eyes], was far superiour to anything Smith could do.
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #348 on: 07-20-2004 16:33 »

Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Ever watch the late night horror movie that runs at 1:00am? The host is either some guy in a vampier suit or a hot chick in a vampier
coustume. They moster could be a werewolf from planet Gauard 4 or a spuid moster from
the power plant. They stoped doing these
late night shows in the 80's(I think), but chesesy horror moives didn't stop. That's what this movie is about!

Plot: Two teen lovers find a circus tent filled with evil clown-like creatures with
cotton candy lasers and popcorn guns.
When the teens head for the police, a few clowns follow to place towns peopel into cotton candy cocoons.

Overall, it was very cool movie with crappy, yet cool special effects. It has fnny death scenes and makes Ed Wood-style scares. A-
boingo2000

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« Reply #349 on: 07-20-2004 17:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Mr. Potter:
I really think Kill Bill has no chance at all this year. The first part didn't receive any noms and it was released in November.

Yeah, but the first one was a balls-to-the-wall action picture.  The second one is more of a romance/drama with violence, so it's more likly to get noticed by the Academy.  I think David Carradine, at least, has a good shot at a nod.
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #350 on: 07-20-2004 20:32 »

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Candy:the subbstance that is mostly filled with sugar. The thing that makes a kid hipperactive after seeing a movie.
The thing that brings the sweat taste of youth back into an adult. How ever, there is one adult that is still young:
Willy Wonka

Plot: Based on the best selling book, a boy named Charlie and his grandpa find a golden ticket in a Wonka brand choclate bar. The ticket gives them access to go to the famed Wonka factory. Charlie and his Grandpa, along with four other kids and their mom or dad, go to the factory where they meet the one and only Willy Wonka!

Overall, a very awesome movie. I hadn't seen it since I was eight. My favorite charactor is Willy Wonka, played by legandary Gene Wilder, who sings, daces, makes genius candy and gives smart-ass remarkes. A+
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #351 on: 07-20-2004 22:54 »

 
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Yeah, but the first one was a balls-to-the-wall action picture. The second one is more of a romance/drama with violence, so it's more likly to get noticed by the Academy. I think David Carradine, at least, has a good shot at a nod.

I think David Carradine is the film's only hope, but I doubt very much that he will be nominated. He'll have to get over people such as Jim Broadbent, Anthony Hopkins, Willem Dafoe, Clive Owen, Jeremy Irons and Dustin Hoffman.

 
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My favorite charactor is Willy Wonka who sings, daces, makes genius candy and gives smart-ass remarkes

Sounds like Johnny Depp.
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #352 on: 07-21-2004 09:09 »
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Originally posted by Mr. Potter:
 Sounds like Johnny Depp.
Funny you mention that.
Jonny Depp will star as Wonka in             the Tim Burton remake
Charlie and the Choclate Factory, coming out next summer!
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« Reply #353 on: 07-21-2004 09:24 »
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[Reineer Wolfecastle]That was the joke...[Reineer Wolfecastle]

Anywhoo...

Battleship Potempkin and not because Tweek told me so (goes looking for old Gerry Anderson videos).

Basically, a communist propaganda film, and does nothing to disguise this fact. Silent, though it has music... and  crowds cheering. And the music is surprisingly good. Not absolutely wonderful,  but I hummed it a little as I switched off the TV.  Don't expect it to stir your emotions much, unless you still shed a tear on the anniversary of Lenins' death, but it does have some pretty neat little tricks involving cinematography and metaphor. Oh, and the priest on the ship is a crack up.
This film also has some awesome mustaches. And indeed, a pram scene very much like the one in The Untouchables... though no one saved the baby in this one...

I can't really reccomend it to people who have no interest in the history of cinema (or propaganda), but if you've got an hour and want to see some cinematic conventions being born, you could do worse.

B-
Gleno

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« Reply #354 on: 07-21-2004 12:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Woodbot 2.0:
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Overall, it was very cool movie with crappy, yet cool special effects. It has fnny death scenes and makes Ed Wood-style scares. A-

I remember seeing this when I was little, scared the crap out of me back then of course....I saw it again last year and
realised how cheesy it is....

Although I love the guitar riff at the beginning that goes with the title song....it's a circus theme (you know the one) played on guitar....woo....!

Let me break....let me break you down....for your sake....I will break you down...."[/small]
David A

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« Reply #355 on: 07-21-2004 14:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Woodbot 2.0:
Jonny Depp will star as Wonka in             the Tim Burton remake
Charlie and the Choclate Factory, coming out next summer!

Hey, what's that sound?

Oh, it's just Roald Dahl turning over in his grave.
boingo2000

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« Reply #356 on: 07-21-2004 14:38 »
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Originally posted by Gleno:
Although I love the guitar riff at the beginning that goes with the title song....it's a circus theme (you know the one) played on guitar....woo....!


The title song is "Killer Klowns From Outer Space" by The Dickies. Check your favourite file sharing program. Or don't. Whatever.

EDIT: Or hell, just go here.  Like I say, whatever.

(And the circus theme, believe it or not, is called "Enter the Gladiators." Or maybe "Enter the Barbarians." I can't remember.)

As for the film itself, I love it so much I bought the DVD. The writer/directors of that movie, The Chiodo Brothers, are also responsible for the "Large Marge" effect in Pee-wee's Big Adventure, and are doing effects work for Trey Parker's upcoming "Team America" movie.
boingo2000

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« Reply #357 on: 07-21-2004 15:42 »
« Last Edit on: 07-21-2004 15:42 »

Shit, I pressed quote instead of edit.  Why yes, I am an idiot, thank you.
Coilette

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« Reply #358 on: 07-21-2004 17:18 »

 
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Originally posted by BumbleBeeTheta:

Some Like It Hot
I like to think that Turner Classic Movies is one of the best channels ever, and that the Essentials series of films is just that.  This week's feature was one of the best comedies around.  Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon are wonderful comic actors, and Marilyn Moore has the perfect balance of naivete and melancholy.


Glad to see you've discovered that movie.
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Spider-man 2

Loved it, a lot. It had a nice balance of action, plot, romance and the dailogue wasn't that bad either. Sure it was a bit drawn out in places but I didn't really notice all that much, and Bruce Campbell as the usher 'Best - Cameo - ever'
evan

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Candy:the subbstance that is mostly filled with sugar. The thing that makes a kid hipperactive after seeing a movie.
The thing that brings the sweat taste of youth back into an adult. How ever, there is one adult that is still young:
Willy Wonka

Plot: Based on the best selling book, a boy named Charlie and his grandpa find a golden ticket in a Wonka brand choclate bar. The ticket gives them access to go to the famed Wonka factory. Charlie and his Grandpa, along with four other kids and their mom or dad, go to the factory where they meet the one and only Willy Wonka!

Overall, a very awesome movie. I hadn't seen it since I was eight. My favorite charactor is Willy Wonka, played by legandary Gene Wilder, who sings, daces, makes genius candy and gives smart-ass remarkes. A+

If Depp does indeed play Wonka, they should make the movie uber-creepy at every turn.  I think it would be interesting, because when you look at it "Willy Wonka..." is a pretty unnerving movie.  If you turn up the Grunkalunkas Oompa-Loompas and the sets, I could see the film being quite disturbing...in a good way, of course.
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