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Topic 11 of 69: What movies have you been seeing?

Sat, Feb 15, 1997 (17:05) | Amy (Amy)
We have a topic for "Favorite non-Austen movies," but the one I saw last night would not fit into that category.



449 responses total.

 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 1 of 449: Amy  (Amy) * Sat, Feb 15, 1997 (17:08) * 4 lines 
 
I rented Total Eclipse last night, a biographical account of one part of Arthur Rimbaud's life. I don't know if I will see it again for another 10 years, but I am pretty sure I am glad I've seen it once.


http://us.imdb.com/M/title-exact?Total%20Eclipse%20%281995%29


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 Response 2 of 449: Ian Davey  (geekman) * Sat, Feb 15, 1997 (17:16) * 3 lines 
 
Amy, you've been busy here all the while I've been viewing this conference. Now I know why things kept changing. :-)

Now, I have recently seen, Persuasion (again), Shine, Romeo + Juliet and GP and JN's Emma. :-)


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 Response 3 of 449: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Sat, Feb 15, 1997 (20:46) * 3 lines 
 
I just got home from seeing Shine and liked it very much. Some wonderful performances there and fabulous music. I loved the whole Rach 3 sequence, starting from when he was working on it with his teacher (great job here by John Gielgud) and the concert itself was amazing!

But I must disagree with my friend (and little brother) Ian and say that Geoffrey Rush does not deserve the Oscar. It was a good performance but he was only in half of the movie! Now if they could split it between him and Noah Taylor (the adolescent David) I might go for it. ;-) But that will never happen, so I continue to believe that Ralph Feinnes (*sigh*) will win the Oscar.


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 Response 4 of 449: Rebecca Davey  (Becks) * Sun, Feb 16, 1997 (04:30) * 5 lines 
 
What have I seen lately---hmmmmm

All of the Oscar contenders, except for Breaking the Waves. Portrait of a Lady, Hamlet, Everyone Says I Love You.

I really loved Hamlet and Everyone....Both really entertaining, and worth the money.


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 Response 5 of 449: winter   (winter) * Sun, Feb 16, 1997 (14:00) * 8 lines 
 
i've been on a HUGE movie-kick this past week; seeing films for the second time, renting a film though i'd seen it twice before...

trainspotting (rented)
life is sweet (rented; seen it twice before)
the english patient (my 2nd viewing)
secrets & lies (my 2nd viewing)
hamlet (that's this afternoon--my first time)
and of course...P&P2 gets popped into the VCR (i watch it as i fall asleep occasionally)


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 Response 6 of 449: Luisa Barros  (Luba) * Sun, Feb 16, 1997 (15:52) * 5 lines 
 
Hi, Luisa here.Back again!
Recently I saw films I don`t think I will forget that soon. Breaking the Waves is one of the most moving and interesting love stories I have seen in years. Well, apart from ours truly P&P2...Very different altogether. This one was about immortal and all-consuming love with a huge tenderness and spiritualtity. Loved it!
I also saw Secrets and Lies. Made me laugh, cringe with embarassment and gasp. Well the normal stuff that makes a movie exciting, I guess. Brenda Blethyn is very, very good.
Shine was wonderful and I have to agree that the younger, adolescent actor deserved some recognition for his touching portrayal. Geoffrey Rush was good, but the movie is not all about him.
The Mirror has two faces is one movie I would advise as a great comedy about love and hazzard. Left me in a jolly great mood. :-)


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 Response 7 of 449: Carolyn Esau  (Carolyn) * Mon, Feb 17, 1997 (06:46) * 9 lines 
 
I just saw "Fools Rush In" this weekend. I really like it. Matthew Perry & Selma Hayek have a good chemistry together. And it was very funny.


Star Wars--special edition--Still great after all these years and the new special effects just enhance the story, and don't distract from it.







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 Response 8 of 449: Amy Wolf  (amy2) * Mon, Feb 17, 1997 (11:25) * 5 lines 
 
Instantly forgettable: VACATION IN VEGAS. Save your money!

I highly recommend: THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD with Rene Zellwegger & Vince D'Onofrio. Awesome! A powerful romance that is the story of Robert E. Howard, the man who created CONAN.

Saw SHINE this weekend. Was not blown away. The lesson: playing piano drives you to madness?? (Cheryl?)


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 Response 9 of 449: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Mon, Feb 17, 1997 (12:17) * 9 lines 
 
Amy2: Saw SHINE this weekend. Was not blown away. The lesson: playing piano drives you to madness?? (Cheryl?)

Now, now Amy, this is the conclusion you came to from seeing the film? ;-) Replace "playing piano" to "living with a controlling, manipulative father" and I'll agree with you!

For the record: Learning to play the piano does not drive one to insanity.

There, I feel better having defended my beloved piano.




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 Response 10 of 449: Inko  (Inko) * Mon, Feb 17, 1997 (17:22) * 3 lines 
 
"living with a controlling, manipulative father"

Good for you Cheryl. That's what I got out of "Shine" too, it was the father not the piano playing that did the harm. Still liked the movie, though, even though the father was such a monster, albeit a believable one considering everything he'd been through.


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 Response 11 of 449: Laura McCarthy  (LauraMM) * Tue, Feb 18, 1997 (11:19) * 1 lines 
 
I just saw Primal Fear which was excellent, I think Edward Norton deserves the oscar for Supporting Actor. A Time to Kill, Matthew McConaughey (gorgeous) and I just saw Trainspotting, Ewan McGregor is to die for, drop-deap gorgeous, the best scottish actor of his age group. Oh and I just saw A very Brady Sequel.


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 Response 12 of 449: Amy Wolf  (amy2) * Tue, Feb 18, 1997 (11:34) * 1 lines 
 
I am of course being facetious. But you have to admit that having young David actually HIT THE FLOOR after playing the Rach III kind of conveys the impression that this piece can drive you to madness. I saw the film with my sister & brother-in-law, two accomplished pianists, and they agreed. I didn't like the "Hollywood" version of having David go mad right at the pivotal moment. If this actually happened in real life, I will eat Cheryl's Steinway!


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 Response 13 of 449: Dina  (Dina) * Tue, Feb 18, 1997 (14:30) * 1 lines 
 
I saw Shine and Sling Blade recently. Well written, well acted but very hard to sit through. Just kept shaking my head. Boy, have I had an easy life. The Whole Wide World is also very good. Take a hanky. Looking for time to go see Hamlet Got to see some good stuff at the Sundance Film Festival (aka: The Wear Black and Use Your Cellular Film Festival). Best of show: House of Yes I think Miramax bought it so look for it this Summer.


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 Response 14 of 449: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Tue, Feb 18, 1997 (17:05) * 6 lines 
 
Amy2: If this actually happened in real life, I will eat Cheryl's Steinway!

According to my Australian source, Ian, and every newspaper article printed in the country about the movie that he has read, it is TRUE!!!

Amy, I do not happen to own a Steinway at the moment, but I do have a fine Yamaha. While I shall mourn its loss, it may be worth it to see you eat it...would you like some catsup or perhaps a fine dijon to accompany it? ;-)



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 Response 15 of 449: kathleen  (elder) * Tue, Feb 18, 1997 (19:08) * 2 lines 
 
Oh, Cheryl & Amy2 -- please do not start this fine repast until we can all be present to watch. And what wine goes best with a Yamaha piano, pray tell? :P



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 Response 16 of 449: Cindy Bernhard  (bernhard) * Tue, Feb 18, 1997 (20:35) * 1 lines 
 
maybe saki instead of wine


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 Response 17 of 449: Johanne  (JohanneD) * Tue, Feb 18, 1997 (20:42) * 1 lines 
 
and teriyaki sauce ;)


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 Response 18 of 449: Ann  (Ann) * Tue, Feb 18, 1997 (22:46) * 1 lines 
 
Served over some nice white steamed rice.


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 Response 19 of 449: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Wed, Feb 19, 1997 (01:06) * 2 lines 
 
hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee
;-)


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 Response 20 of 449: CAssandra  (cassandra) * Sun, Feb 23, 1997 (15:16) * 5 lines 
 
Everyone says I love you, HAmlet(why didn't KB get nominated???), the Crucible, Evita, and Portrait of a LAdy.

I also should confess that my friend(she's a major TIm Dalton fan-he's her one and only JAmes Bond) dragged me kicking and screaming to the Beautician and the Beast. If you're ever suffering from insomnia, watch/rent that one! What happened to Dalton-Scarlett was bad enough, but this one? A few weeks ago, Wuthering Heights was on TV and he was so wonderful in that-dark, brooding...

Oh and if there is any justice in the world, Ralph Fiennes will win the Oscar for the English Patient. Besides EMMA2 and my first viewing of Casablanca, seeing TEP was the only time I ever cried in a movie theatre. The tissues were flying. The woman next to me could barely stand up after it was over. The cave scene-I will come back. I'll never leave you. oOOH BABY!


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 Response 21 of 449: Claudia Bond  (Pandora620) * Sun, Feb 23, 1997 (22:51) * 5 lines 
 
I'm sure you have all seen Barry Lyndon long ago but I rented it today. It is so great. Everything was so authenic from the Georgian period. I didn't remember that it was an Acadamy Award winner in 1975.

Also heard Restoration was from the periods we are interested in. I don't know a thing about it. Anyone know anything about it?

Will see The Madness of King George for the second time tomorrow.


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 Response 22 of 449: Kate   (kate) * Sun, Feb 23, 1997 (23:19) * 3 lines 
 
] Restoration

Haven't seen it, but its from the 1670s (ie the Restoration of the British monarchy after the civil war), and about 140 years before our period.


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 Response 23 of 449: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Sun, Feb 23, 1997 (23:24) * 3 lines 
 
I just got home from seeing The Empire Strikes Back. My whole family went, four die hard fans and my sister-in-law who has never seen these movies before! (too young, it seems...;-p) Well, afterwards she said "Oh no! Darth Vader is Luke's father? And poor Han Solo! And who is "the other?" And now I have to wait three weeks to find out what happens next?" I said, "Oh honey! We had to wait two years!"

It's fun seeing these movies in the theater again, and Empire has always been my favorite of the three. I may have to go see it again! ;-)


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 Response 24 of 449: Kate   (kate) * Mon, Feb 24, 1997 (08:32) * 7 lines 
 
Cheryl I went on Saturday too. Every one went crazy when Yoda said "No there is another"

In fact everyone went crazy every time some key line was said, or some key character appeared. (Han, R2D2 and Yoda got the biggest cheers)

The best bit was just before Han was about to kiss Leia for the first time some guy yelled out "DO IT Han!" It brought the house down...




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 Response 25 of 449: Tracey Peake  (Tracey) * Mon, Feb 24, 1997 (12:37) * 3 lines 
 
I saw Cold Comfort Farm this weekend. In the wake of Emma3, it was really interesting - there are quite a few parallels between KB's characters in these 2 films.

And, The Madness of King George! Watched that for the first time 2 weeks ago, and was totally bowled over! It really should have won Best Picture when it was nominated; what beat it? Forrest Gump?


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 Response 26 of 449: Ann  (Ann) * Mon, Feb 24, 1997 (17:34) * 1 lines 
 
Forrest Gump also beat Shawshank Redemption which was clearly the best picture of that year. I was very depressed that oscar-night.


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 Response 27 of 449: Rebecca Davey  (Becks) * Mon, Feb 24, 1997 (17:44) * 1 lines 
 
I was so angry that S&S was beaten by Braveheart last year. ALthough it was a good film, S&S was much better.


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 Response 28 of 449: Cindy Bernhard  (bernhard) * Tue, Feb 25, 1997 (00:21) * 3 lines 
 
and Braveheart won for makeup, too

"let's see is that blue on the left and red on the right, or red on the left and blue on the right?"


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 Response 29 of 449: Amy  (Amy) * Tue, Feb 25, 1997 (00:23) * 1 lines 
 
But Braveheart was a fine movie.


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 Response 30 of 449: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Tue, Feb 25, 1997 (00:41) * 4 lines 
 
Ann: Forrest Gump also beat Shawshank Redemption which was clearly the best picture of that year. I was very depressed that oscar-night.

Ann, I felt the same way! Shawshank REdemption was a remarkable movie, riveting, very moving...definately the best movie of the year!



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 Response 31 of 449: Tracey Peake  (Tracey) * Tue, Feb 25, 1997 (08:44) * 3 lines 
 
I stayed up 'till 2 am last Friday watching Shawshank Redemption on Flix and I agree - what a great film!

By the way, have you ever read the Stephen King story it's based on, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption? A really good piece of writing, and translated into film very well, just like his short story The Body, which became Stand By Me (love that movie!)


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 Response 32 of 449: Amy  (Amy) * Tue, Feb 25, 1997 (09:32) * 2 lines 
 
Stand By Me is wonderful.



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 Response 33 of 449: Amy  (Amy) * Tue, Feb 25, 1997 (09:34) * 4 lines 
 
Did anyone else find the Ken Burn's film on Jefferson a disapointment? It showed on most PBS stations last week. It didn't seem so compelling as Civil War or even Baseball and I love Jefferson.

Maybe there are not enough colorful and knowledgable people to talk interview -- no Shelby Foote. Is Dumas Malone dead now? He is or was probably boring. Horrible generalization I know, I hope I am wrong.



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 Response 34 of 449: maud dixon  (maud) * Tue, Feb 25, 1997 (13:47) * 1 lines 
 
Speaking of the Regency period I rented Princess Carabou last night. A wonderful story and strong cast, including Kevin Kline, Stephen Rea, Wendy Hughes and John Lithgow---I recommend it. Also Anna Chancellor is in it!


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 Response 35 of 449: Ann Rydberg  (Ann2) * Tue, Feb 25, 1997 (14:31) * 3 lines 
 
Is there anybody out there
at all familiar with the work of Dennis Potter? 'The singing detective'
and 'Pennies from Heaven' ? Now they(Swedish TV2) have sent 'Karaoke', a very fine and heart-tearing piece staring Albert Finney and in a smaller part Anna Chancellor; they are both very good. And it is now followed by the last film he wrote before he died, 'Cold Lazarus' about how the author from Karaoke has been frozen for hundreds of years and scientists in the future are getting into his memory. One scientist played by Ciaran Hinds !


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 Response 36 of 449: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Tue, Feb 25, 1997 (16:25) * 17 lines 
 
Those of us who are in the thralls of a new Star Wars addiction may enjoy this David Letterman, Top Ten signs that you are obsessing over Star Wars:

10. Your poodles are named "C," "3," "P" and "O"
9. You won't sleep with your wife unless she says, "Help me, Obi Wan, you're my only
hope"
8. You spent $10,000 trying to Rogaine yourself into Chewbacca
7. You're continually stunned when the President makes major decisions without consulting
Mark
Hamill
6. Your favorite pickup line: "Would you like to handle my light saber?"
5. You keep referring to your lawn mower as "that crazy droid"
4. You spend most of your days trying to use "the Force" to open a can of pears
3. You once saw an eggplant that looked kind of like Darth Vader and almost had a heart
attack
2. Your sex life is strictly "Han Solo," if you know what I mean
1. You like Yoda so much, you voted for Ross Perot



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 Response 37 of 449: SusanC  (Susan) * Tue, Feb 25, 1997 (23:56) * 3 lines 
 
#33 Amy, I taped Burns's Jefferson, but haven't watched it yet. I'll let you know what I think when I do. TJ is by far my most favorite historical character. There's an excellent biography out on him by Fern something (can't remember her last name) -- it's huge, but reads like a novel. I recommend it highly.

#36 Cheryl, those are great. Even though I've watched Star Wars enough that I don't need to see it again, I can still remember enough to appreciate the humor. Thanks for sharing!


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 Response 38 of 449: Carolyn Esau  (Carolyn) * Wed, Feb 26, 1997 (06:42) * 5 lines 
 
#33 Amy, I watched Burn's Jefferson, and was disappointed also. Our local station was able air an interview with Ken Burns after the first episode. I do not know if it was available to other PBS stations.

PS--I did get kind of choked up during the Tristam Shandy quote piece.




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 Response 39 of 449: Amy  (Amy) * Wed, Feb 26, 1997 (06:56) * 2 lines 
 
I liked hearing about his ideas for the university. I'd like to read more about that.



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 Response 40 of 449: Laura McCarthy  (LauraMM) * Wed, Feb 26, 1997 (08:35) * 2 lines 
 
I started to watch Jefferson, but I too found it extremely boring. I really do prefer A&E's Biography specials. Speaking of what we have been watching. Last nite on one of our PBS stations in Boston, they repeated Prime Suspect 3. And who was in it but Ciaran Hinds and Mark Strong. I personally liked MS in this, he is much balder as he has a very close haircut and well CH really did nothing for me. I have seen this series before but watching it again is great fun. Oh yeah, David Thewlis is also in
his one and he totally reminds me of Rod Stewart.


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 Response 41 of 449: Amy Wolf  (amy2) * Wed, Feb 26, 1997 (15:53) * 1 lines 
 
Speaking of the makeup in BRAVEHEART -- I didn't see the film, so can someone please explain to me why a Scotsman is wearing the blue makeup of A PICT? Thank you.


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 Response 42 of 449: Donna  (Donna) * Wed, Feb 26, 1997 (16:07) * 1 lines 
 
It is "war paint" Amy. It does have a lot of unexpected violence that I really didn't want to see.


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 Response 43 of 449: Ann  (Ann) * Wed, Feb 26, 1997 (16:56) * 1 lines 
 
Where would they have gotten the blue pigment? It is fairly rare in nature.


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 Response 44 of 449: Kate   (kate) * Wed, Feb 26, 1997 (17:06) * 1 lines 
 
From their local face paint store of course.


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 Response 45 of 449: kathleen  (elder) * Wed, Feb 26, 1997 (18:49) * 2 lines 
 
Kate -- I believe you must be right! And most likely this store had a sale on blue face paint. :-)



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 Response 46 of 449: Donna  (Donna) * Wed, Feb 26, 1997 (22:41) * 1 lines 
 
indigo-(natural source-anil) a plant that yeilds blue dyestuff.:-)


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 Response 47 of 449: Elaine  (Elaine) * Thu, Feb 27, 1997 (11:10) * 1 lines 
 
Ha anyone read why Hamlet received so little attention from the Oscar nominations? I thougt K. Branagh was a favorite of theirs.


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 Response 48 of 449: Laura McCarthy  (LauraMM) * Thu, Feb 27, 1997 (12:22) * 1 lines 
 
Elaine I have searched hi and lo looking for why it was snubbed. but to no avail. For anyone who has seen it, it is the most glorious adapations of a Shakespeare play. Filmed in Blenheim Castle and part of Denmark, it is visually stunning. Branagh just looks amazing. I would see this movie again and again and again and again and again. Wait until you see the costumes which did indeed get a nomination, they are so beautiful.


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 Response 49 of 449: Tracey Peake  (Tracey) * Thu, Feb 27, 1997 (13:04) * 1 lines 
 
My husband and I are going to see it this Saturday night. I do have one slightly "unelevated" question, though: is there an intermission, or does the RFF (Rear fatigue factor) become an obstacle to enjoying the film?


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 Response 50 of 449: Laura McCarthy  (LauraMM) * Thu, Feb 27, 1997 (15:59) * 1 lines 
 
at the 2:30 hour mark there is a 10 minute break, just enought time to use the ladies and gents and get a drink. I advise not to get a drink for the first half as you will probably have to use the loo during that time.


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 Response 51 of 449: Amy Wolf  (amy2) * Thu, Feb 27, 1997 (20:25) * 1 lines 
 
I know that Picts used blue body makeup, but the Scots? This doesn't seem historically accurate to me. Anyone?


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 Response 52 of 449: Inko  (Inko) * Thu, Feb 27, 1997 (20:31) * 1 lines 
 
Maybe the cold made them blue!! It's bitter up in the north! Just being facetious - don't know the answer!;-)


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 Response 53 of 449: Ann  (Ann) * Thu, Feb 27, 1997 (21:27) * 1 lines 
 
I believe Russians used blue war paint as well.


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 Response 54 of 449: SusanC  (Susan) * Fri, Feb 28, 1997 (00:31) * 3 lines 
 
Ha anyone read why Hamlet received so little attention from the Oscar nominations?

I haven't seen Hamlet yet, but heard that Branagh was considered to have been hamming it up quite a bit and that it was WWWWAAAAAYYYYY too long.


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 Response 55 of 449: Amy Wolf  (amy2) * Fri, Feb 28, 1997 (10:36) * 1 lines 
 
The industry was surprised at the snub to Branagh and HAMLET too. Don't know why they chose to totally overlook this -- maybe they found their Academy "epic" in THE ENGLISH PATIENT, and didnt' need to look any further. . .


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 Response 56 of 449: Johanne  (JohanneD) * Fri, Feb 28, 1997 (11:25) * 1 lines 
 
A MAJOR oversight from the Academy, utterly vexing, this production is of epic proportion the like we haven't see in a very long time. Worth every minute and every penny. Riveting and many more superlatives...


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 Response 57 of 449: Dina  (Dina) * Fri, Feb 28, 1997 (12:42) * 5 lines 
 
Claudia - A little late but.... Restoration is about an English physician (Robert "Dope head" Downey Jr.) who is asked to the Palace to help the King with some "healing", because it seems he has quite and knack is a dedicated Dr.. He is asked to stay and be the King's physician. He lives at the palace and becomes quite decadent. The King asks him to marry his mistress and they go live in Surrey off the Thames. He falls in love with her, but she loves only the King. The King finds out and our boy is
banished. Thus, the beginning of his Restoration. Great costumes (last year an Oscar?) and sets.

I saw Sling Blade this past week. I thought Shine was hard to sit through....The violence is not really seen and Dwight Yokam's character has a potty mouth, but Billy Bob Thornton's acting is incredible!!!! I think he deserves the Oscar (though sentimentally I want Ralph to win and realistically Jeffery Rush will win it). I say GO SEE IT!!!!



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 Response 58 of 449: Claudia Bond  (Pandora620) * Sat, Mar  1, 1997 (19:30) * 7 lines 
 
Dina and Kate, thanks so much for your comments on Restoration.

Ann, re your #53 - are you into Russian History? Comment sounded like you were. Pre 1917 Russian history is my passion and has been for many years.

Cheryl, your comments are always SO witty. Enjoy them and ROTFL.

Forgot to say that Anthony Calf (our own dear Col. Fitzwilliam) was in Madness of King George. He was rather nondescript and sullen. Not at all agreeable as our Col. was.


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 Response 59 of 449: Ann  (Ann) * Sat, Mar  1, 1997 (21:08) * 1 lines 
 
No, I'm not into history, but I have a mind like a steel trap when it comes to trivia.


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 Response 60 of 449: Hilary Talbot  (Hilary) * Sun, Mar  2, 1997 (17:28) * 1 lines 
 
Ann2, I consider 'The Singing Detective' one of TV's finest programs. I only saw a little of "Karaoke', but did catch 'Cold Lazarus' and thought it interesting and good. Did you ever see the interview with Dennis Potter shortly before he died? Now that was one of TV's finest interviews.


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 Response 61 of 449: Ann Rydberg  (Ann2) * Mon, Mar  3, 1997 (09:01) * 3 lines 
 
I'm glad Hilary to share this experience with one friend from Pemb!
Interview with Dennis Potter no I have not heard anything about that but shall keep my eyes open as they have sent Karaoke recently and directly followed by "Cold Lazarus".You would have liked Karaoke, Hil.It was sad and funny and Albert Finney did this great love scene. Did you see that; in the hospital!?
And did you not love when he said goodbye to his old agent friend:' I'll even cake tare '.?


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 Response 62 of 449: Hilary Talbot  (Hilary) * Mon, Mar  3, 1997 (20:49) * 2 lines 
 
NO, I must have missed that part. What a pity.
The interview was extraordinary apart from what he said with regard to his work, because it was basically en-edited: therefore long, rambly, and included him smoking like a train, asking for medication, talking about death approaching. Very unusual.


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 Response 63 of 449: Ann Rydberg  (Ann2) * Wed, Mar  5, 1997 (01:38) * 1 lines 
 
Hil I taped this interview yesterday comming back from a journey and just happened to catch sight of it's being aired in the paper...Looking forward to it


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 Response 64 of 449: winter   (winter) * Sat, Mar  8, 1997 (01:38) * 5 lines 
 
hi all...
just came back from catching an evening feature of 'smilla's sense of snow.' it was pretty good-- nothing spectacular. gabriel byrne and julia ormond were cast appropriately, and you can see the chemistry definitely kicking in in some scenes. they've been going out in real life since then, and so there you have it.
one thing that i wnated to share with you all was the trailer for 'paradise road', movie set during WWII. IT FEATURES JENNIFER EHLE! I was pretty proud when they announced her name along with Glenn Close, frances McDormand and Julianna Marguiles. That says a lot about the exposure she's gotten since P&P2.
anyway, the movie i think is about a large group of women (allied--US, Brit, etc) who are taken into an internment camp by the Japanese. Kinda like a female version of empire of the sun, i'm guessing. anyway, they start up a choir during their time in internment, and learn about life, each other, etc...
comes out this spring. (anyone in the l.a. area want to catch it sometime?)


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 Response 65 of 449: Kate   (kate) * Sat, Mar  8, 1997 (10:03) * 4 lines 
 
Winter I saw this trailer ages ago and couldn't remember what the film was called.

It does look really good. Also reminiscent of "ATown Like Alice", which will be very familiar to the Aussies, but perhaps not everyone else.



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 Response 66 of 449: Inko  (Inko) * Sat, Mar  8, 1997 (12:41) * 1 lines 
 
Kate, I love "A Town Like Alice" - read the book first and later saw the movie. Of course, Nevil Shute is also one of my favorite authors!! "Paradise Road" also reminds me of the TV series "Tenko". Did anyone see that?


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 Response 67 of 449: kathleen  (elder) * Sat, Mar  8, 1997 (14:32) * 2 lines 
 
"A Town Like Alice" was a wonderful movie. It was my introduction to Bryan Brown, and I found him quite attractive. And a good actor, besides! I ought to read the novel sometime, but I seem to have a list of books longer than the number of days in a year. Maybe in my next lifetime!



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 Response 68 of 449: Donna  (Donna) * Sat, Mar  8, 1997 (16:42) * 1 lines 
 
Tenko liked that on very much,but this reminds me of "Playing for Time" with Venessa Redgrave,watched both seires and movie when aired. Tenko hasn't been on A&E for a while.


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 Response 69 of 449: Joan, too  (jwinsor) * Sun, Mar  9, 1997 (04:50) * 11 lines 
 
the movie i think is about a large group of women (allied--US, Brit, etc) who are taken into an internment camp by the Japanese. Kinda like a female version of empire of the sun, i'm guessing. anyway, they start up a choir during their time in internment, and learn about life, each other, etc...

The plot is based - very loosely, I'm afraid - it's been pointed out that it's a dramatization, not a documentary, on something that actually did happen during WWI. 600 Dutch, Australian, and British women and children were interned for 3 1/2 years by the Japanese in a series of prison camps on Sumatra. Thirty-seven percent did not survive.

During their internment, as a way to rise above their inhumane conditions and dehumanizing experiences, a group of the women formed what became known as a vocal orchestra. Two of the women wrote down from memory classical orchestral works and arranged them for womens' voices which became the instruments, singing on a series of neutral syllables. The concerts given by this "orchestra" was instrumental in maintaining morale among the internees. The concerts ceased when 19 of the 30 singers had died.

One of the survivors and singers in the vocal orchestra later attended Stanford University, and 40 years later decided to donate her copy of the music to the University's music library. The archivist of the library was interested in having some record of how the music would have sounded, and approached the director of our local women's chorus about preparing a few sample pieces to be recorded for their archives.

The chorus agreed to do this, and thus began a project that took over our lives for the next 4 years. In the process we sang the music of the vocal orchestra for the first time since it was sung on Sumatra in a concert which was attended by the original conductor and 8 of the original singers who were still surviving and came from their current homes in England, Australia, Indonesia, the Netherlands, and the United States.

The original concert led to a series of concerts, recordings and a documentary film which was shown on PBS. Some of the survivors have also had books published about thier experience. Many of us who were a part of re-creating this moving real-life experience have very mixed feelings about what "dramatic license" will have been taken with the story when it reaches the movie theatres in the name of making it a "commercial" success.


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 Response 70 of 449: Cindy Bernhard  (bernhard) * Sun, Mar  9, 1997 (10:17) * 1 lines 
 
Oh, Joan, is this when you cam eto San Antonio? I am awed.


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 Response 71 of 449: Ann Rydberg  (Ann2) * Sun, Mar  9, 1997 (11:54) * 2 lines 
 
Many of us who were a part of re-creating this moving real-life experience have very mixed feelings about what "dramatic license" will have been taken with the story when it reaches the movie theatres
I can understand that. This must have been a very revolting experience for your choir and you were able to transfer some hints of it in this account ,Joan.


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 Response 72 of 449: Joan, too  (jwinsor) * Mon, Mar 10, 1997 (01:07) * 7 lines 
 
is this when you came to San Antonio?

Right. :-) And also to honor composer Kirke Mechem with a program of his works for women's chorus.

This must have been a very revolting experience for your choir

Really, the best word for it was "inspiring"- what those women were able to accomplish though starving, ill and malnourished and living in subhuman conditions, yet maintaining their connection with "civilization" and rising above all of the squalor in this way. The name of the PBS film was "Song of Survival." I find it difficult to imagine how they settled on a title like "Paradise Road" for such an experience!


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 Response 73 of 449: Susan   (Susan) * Mon, Mar 10, 1997 (07:22) * 1 lines 
 
Joan, this topic interests me greatly because my father was a Japanese POW for 44 months. How people can rise above such things is a source of endless astonishment and admiration! What an honor for you and your choir! I can't wait to see this movie.


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 Response 74 of 449: Kali Pappas  (Kali) * Wed, Mar 12, 1997 (04:25) * 1 lines 
 
Kathleen's copy of A Fatal Inversion is going around this group like it's a disease. If you like Jeremy Northam, or if you're just into really twisted mysteries, I suggest you get your hands on a copy. Those of us who've seen it agree that it's REALLY worth it...;)


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 Response 75 of 449: Susan   (Susan) * Sun, Mar 16, 1997 (00:02) * 1 lines 
 
Has anyone seen The Crucible or Portrait of a Lady who is willing to share their opinion? I am interested in both, but have not heard first-person accounts of either.


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 Response 76 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 16, 1997 (21:02) * 15 lines 
 
I saw the world premiere Saturday night of "Still Breathing" which is one of the
best movies I've seen in a long time. The audience was held spellbound by this
remarkable love story. It starred Brendan (Encino Man) Fraser and the lovely
Joanna Going (both of who I get to meet in person). It took place in San Antonio
and LA and had some really cool twists and turns and emotional moments.

Since, this was the world premiere, everyone in the theater a free CD with the entire
soundtrack of the movie. The only pressing there will ever be of this CD. The movie
had a remarkable soundtrack, specifically the "Berceuse" by Chopin, which was the soul
of the film, as well as Verdi's "La Traviata" and the Jim Cullum Jazz Band playing
Louis Armstrong. I met Paul Mills along with the cast and production company at a
fabulous party after the movie that went into the wee hours, it was quite an experience.

Highly recommended. I predict good things for this movie.



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 Response 77 of 449: Jane   (jane) * Sun, Mar 16, 1997 (22:11) * 3 lines 
 
Terry, I didn't know you were part of the arty scene in Austin! Sounds like fun, and I'll look out for the movie. Now I'll tell you about the premiere party I went to last week. I was in a fantastic modern hotel in Munich with my boss, on a business trip of course.. The huge atrium of the hotel had been decorated in white with black spots. Turned out to be the German premiere of "101 Dalmatiner". Not a kid in sight, just lots of cool looking Germans dressed in black (with a little white and red visi
le) smoking cigarettes like crazy. Claudia Schleiffler (sp?), the supermodel, was the MC. I usually don't go to parties that I have not been invited to, especially when everyone is speaking a language I don't understand, but my boss really wanted to wander in so we did. I did not eat or drink anything, however, out of respect for the hosts and my questionable status. There was a really wacky fantasy fashion show with dalmation-inspired clothes worn by very gorgeous giant models. The grand door prize
as a white Macintosh with black spots, of course. I can't believe that I just confessed to my Austen friends to crashing a party---not even Wickham would go to a party without a proper invitation.


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 Response 78 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 16, 1997 (22:16) * 2 lines 
 
Claudia Schieffer! We'll have to move this discussion to celebrity lusts
in 'drool'. If Claudia Schieffer was there, it was worth crashing. Good work.


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 Response 79 of 449: winter  (winter) * Mon, Mar 17, 1997 (00:18) * 1 lines 
 
hey! i just caught "cinema paradisio" on bravo tonight. i had seen this so many times before, but this was when Colin Firth was not part of my vocabulary. so... imagine my surprise when i see this again, and the actor (don't know his name) who plays the old salvatore/"toto" (the main character) is the spitting image of colin firth!!! older, but just as dreamy!! a colin clone who speaks italian! i'm sure livia would just love that!


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 Response 80 of 449: Anne  (Anne3) * Mon, Mar 17, 1997 (09:33) * 4 lines 
 
Susan: Has anyone seen The Crucible or Portrait of a Lady who is willing to share their opinion? I am interested in both, but have not heard first-person accounts of either.

I saw The Crucible last week and was very disappointed. I thought that both Arthur Miller and Nicholas Hytner blew the opportunity to make a really gripping film. As I remember it, the play was a tense human drama, but Miller sabotaged his own work by opening it up for the screen--the addition of so many new characters and scenes detracted from the central moral dilemma of the hero. And Hytner, who is primarily a stage director, still has a lot to learn about film directing (although I like his
irst movie, The Madness of King George). It makes me nervous because Hytner's next project is a film version of a novel I absolutely adore, The Object of My Affection by Stephen McCauley, and I'd hate to see him mess it up.


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 Response 81 of 449: Kate   (kate) * Mon, Mar 17, 1997 (10:22) * 10 lines 
 
I quite enjoyed the Crucible, but as I have said before, I was in a production of it at school, and I was really interested in what they had done to it.

Portrait of a Lady. Don't bother. I found it long, dull, and depressing. She should have KNOWN that any character played by John Malkovich was going to be trouble. There is supposed to be all this sexual tension, and I just didn't get it at all. Very disappointing, because I really like Jane Campion.

But I went last night to see HAMLET. It's fantastic. I cried (even though I knew what was going to happen) The incredible depth of the ideas expressed, which came across so clearly. Branagh really made Hamlet a real and believable person, caught up in complex events beyond his control, frustrated by his own fears and doubts. It also made the Ophelia/Hamlet relationship make sense to me in a way it hadn't before - when he realises she's dead and cries "I loved Ophelia" you can really believe it, even
though he treated her so badly.
Go and see this film. But make sure you're in a comfortable seat. The first half is 2 1/2 hours, the second half 1 1/2 hours.
And Derek Jacobi was great too.
Jack Lemmon was awful, but he's only on the screen for about 15 minutes.



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 Response 82 of 449: Rebecca Davey  (Becks) * Tue, Mar 18, 1997 (00:58) * 7 lines 
 
Yes, I didn't like Portrait of a Lady or the Crucible. What talent, and completely wasted. DDL is nowhere near droolable in this one!

Kate, JM gives me the willies too!

And Hamlet is one of the most exciting films I've seen in years. Everyone-go see it!

And add Sling Blade to your list--it didn't hit me till after I left the theatre. There are so very few films that stay with you, and this movie certainly does.


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 Response 83 of 449: winter  (winter) * Tue, Mar 18, 1997 (01:16) * 1 lines 
 
saw "marvin's room" this afternoon. it was good. i really didn't think too much of it-- i mean, no one stood out, no spectacular performances. but perhaps, because of the mood of the film, no one was supposed to have stood out. leonardo di caprio was a little TOO attractive, to play his character-- his looks definitely were a distraction. but i'm not complaining!


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 Response 84 of 449: Rebecca Davey  (Becks) * Tue, Mar 18, 1997 (01:38) * 1 lines 
 
Winter, besides the helicopters, what is Oscar week like? See anyone? Who are they predicting will win?


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 Response 85 of 449: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Tue, Mar 18, 1997 (01:50) * 1 lines 
 
Kate, you must join us over at the Kenneth Branagh topic at Drool...we are all agog over Hamlet, have tons of pictures, but not the elusive undershirt pic yet...:-(


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 Response 86 of 449: winter  (winter) * Tue, Mar 18, 1997 (01:56) * 6 lines 
 
oscar week is like living in the middle of an obstacle course. they have to set up scaffolds for the press, bleachers for the fans (you can sit on them, but get there on saturday or sunday if you want a seat), they've got people with walkie talkies all around looking like the secret service, catering trucks, satellite trucks vying for spaces on the parking lot, and those big gold statuettes get hauled in. all this, and i'm trying to just drive into my garage without getting into an accident or being block
d. it's exciting, because you feel the 'electriciyt' of it all, because 364 days a year, the shrine is a real dump. you'd be surprised at how unglamorous it looks in real life.
but also local residents get to short end of the stick because getting in and out of your street becomes a 10 miniute nightmare.

everyone's hidden in their limos, so i never see people, but i always hang about for a half hour or so, just in case i get lucky. as for winners, i predict a sweep for the english patient (but ralph fiennes won't even be there :( )



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 Response 87 of 449: Ann  (Ann) * Tue, Mar 18, 1997 (13:15) * 1 lines 
 
Some people say that he will be at the Oscars. The play he is in must have given him time off.


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 Response 88 of 449: Laura McCarthy  (LauraMM) * Tue, Mar 18, 1997 (14:54) * 1 lines 
 
I thought I had the undershirt one. Well anyway, I saw SHINE, didn't like it. But I have been watching a movie my aunt videotaped THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX with James Stewart, Ernest Borgnine, Dan Duryea, Ian Bannen, Sir Richard Attenborough. Its about 2:45 mins long, but I only have seen 1:30 of it will finish tonite. Was very good. Beginning reminded me of TEP.


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 Response 89 of 449: Amy  (Amy) * Tue, Mar 18, 1997 (18:00) * 2 lines 
 
I love that movie, Laura. Have you reached the part yet where they all learn what the designer really designs?



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 Response 90 of 449: Laura McCarthy  (LauraMM) * Wed, Mar 19, 1997 (09:55) * 1 lines 
 
Model Airplanes!!!! But he got it to fly. I figured he must have been a genious. I felt bad because Ian Bannen's character who was jewish kept giving Dorfman a horrible time. I thought the movie was wonderful. I kept getting very thirsty.


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 Response 91 of 449: Donna  (Donna) * Wed, Mar 19, 1997 (12:27) * 1 lines 
 
I just watched Babette's Feast. I loved it. It is about gratitude,faith,love,scarfices,commitment and choices you name it is there.


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 Response 92 of 449: Amy  (Amy) * Wed, Mar 19, 1997 (13:37) * 4 lines 
 
I kept getting very thirsty.
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LOL, Laura. Those cracked lips. Made you want to rush up to the screen with pitchers of water.


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 Response 93 of 449: Laura McCarthy  (LauraMM) * Wed, Mar 19, 1997 (14:35) * 1 lines 
 
Not just cracked lips but skin, oh god they looked like there were melting. I don't know when you saw it last but the beginning is just like THE ENGLISH PATIENT.


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 Response 94 of 449: Cheryl Sneed  (Cheryl) * Wed, Mar 19, 1997 (14:42) * 1 lines 
 
I saw Secrets and Lies last weekend and liked it very much. It was overflowing with emotion and had some marvelous performances. Wasn't brother Maurice Rosencrantz in Hamlet? (Or was that Guilderstern?!)


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 Response 95 of 449: Bill  (Quarky) * Wed, Mar 19, 1997 (15:32) * 1 lines 
 
Just watched Spellbound last night after a lapse of many years. The attrraction between Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck is ... well, spellbinding. If I ever take my friends advice, I would only have my head examined by the likes of an Ingrid Bergman. Very good tense story line with some dream sequences by Salvidor Dali.


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 Response 96 of 449: Kate   (kate) * Wed, Mar 19, 1997 (18:22) * 1 lines 
 
Cheryl, yep, maurice was Rosencrantz.... or possibly Guildenstern ;-)


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 Response 97 of 449: winter  (winter) * Wed, Mar 19, 1997 (19:41) * 3 lines 
 
don't remember which one maurice was, but he was BRILLIANT!!! i know i keep mentioning it, but "life is sweet" , another mike leigh flick, has got him as a real slime ball sleaze, who makes a pass at alison steadman (mrs. bennet from P&P2). really hilarious. please rent it if you haven't already seen it.. it's just one of those movies that constantly get overlooked.
i'm getting dragged to see 'private parts' tomorrow. it's part of a deal. wish me luck. anyone seen it?



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 Response 98 of 449: Linda  (LKenn) * Sat, Mar 22, 1997 (10:52) * 1 lines 
 
Winter - haven't seen "Private Parts" yet and really don't desire to, but I too agreed to see it as part of a "deal." My husband accompanied me to TEP which he moderately enjoyed, so I told him I would go to PP. The reviews have been great but I'm not much of a Howard Stern fan.


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 Response 99 of 449: Luisa Barros  (Luba) * Sat, Mar 29, 1997 (05:53) * 2 lines 
 
On Thursday, I saw The English Patient. Man, what a truly marvellous film! I cried, laughed at some point, and for the rest of the time, was completely enraptured with the photography, the music, the actors,sp.Juliette Binoche and Kristin Scott Thomas, and small poetic details, like the seduction scene with the candles in the courtyard, the murals in the church, etc. I just loved it, it left me with a deep feeling of peace, though it`s so sad in a way.
Poor Colin Firth, I felt so sorry for his character. Such a nice guy, didnīt deserve to be cheated on...oh well... :-)


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 Response 100 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Sun, Jun  7, 1998 (16:47) * 10 lines 
 
Last night I saw The Truman Show. Everything you may have
heard or read about this film is true. You will never think
of Jim Carrey the same again. I have never liked Carrey, and studiously
avoid his films, but on the other hand, I will pay to see anything
directed by Peter Weir, so I went last night.

I want to see it again. It was enchanting. Carrey blew me away.
And the music was spellbinding. I can't wait to buy the soundtrack!

Go see it. Tell me what you think.


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 Response 101 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sun, Jun  7, 1998 (20:42) * 1 lines 
 
Charlotte, I will put this on my must-rent list. Anything that can be described as "enchanting" winds up on my list!


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 Response 102 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Jun  8, 1998 (02:42) * 1 lines 
 
Sounds great. I'll check it out.


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 Response 103 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Fri, Jul 10, 1998 (15:38) * 15 lines 
 
I saw Armageddon last night. Enjoyed the ride.

I've been a longtime fan of Bruce Willis, but last night I fell in love with
one of his costars. I have spent the entire morning searching the web for
a photo of him, without success!

So if anyone ever comes across an image of William Fichtner, could you
please email it to me (cbridges@esri.com)? He also starred with Jodie Foster
in Contact, and in Quiz Show, and Strange Days.

You think with that kind of resume, I would be able to find at least one
image of him on the internet! sheesh! :)

If you saw Armageddon, he played Colonel Sharp, the nemesis of
Bruce Willis's character.


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 Response 104 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Jul 10, 1998 (22:27) * 19 lines 
 
From http://www.armageddon.com

Commander of the overall mission is no-nonsense Colonel Willie Sharp,
played by William Fichtner ("Contact"). "I don't want to use the term
'straight man,' but he's going to complete the mission no matter what it
takes, no matter what it costs," says Fichtner.

Fichtner declares that Touchstone Pictures' "Armageddon" has been his
favorite film experience to date and credits the crew as well as the
technical advisors for his having had such a good time. "Being around
people like Joe Allen and Chuck Davis [from the Department of Defense]
and the other astronauts was like having a virtual encyclopedia of space.
I also spent some time up at the Niagara Falls Air Force Base where my
sister is a major and with the pilots at Edwards when we were there. For
most of them the dream is to qualify for NASA. I watched those guys and
they're not kidding. They're the real deal."

http://www.movies.com/armageddon/Main/TheMovie/prodnotes/index.html



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 Response 105 of 449: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Jul 11, 1998 (01:30) * 2 lines 
 
I am defenitely going to see that movie if and when it comes to
Switzerland. My sister says it's fantastic.


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 Response 106 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Jul 11, 1998 (19:28) * 1 lines 
 
Believe me, it will come to Switzerland.


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 Response 107 of 449: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sun, Jul 12, 1998 (01:36) * 2 lines 
 
Yes. When you have all long forgotten about it. Then I rave about it in
here, and you will all think me slow! So be warned!


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 Response 108 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Mon, Jul 13, 1998 (10:30) * 11 lines 
 
Thanks, Terry. I had found that link, but was surprised and disappointed
to see that the Russian astronaut got higher billing than my Colonel! :)

No photo to be found at that site.

I went to see it again last night. Hoping to rid myself of this juvenile
obsession.

Didn't work. :)




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 Response 109 of 449: Riette Walton  (riette) * Mon, Jul 13, 1998 (15:02) * 1 lines 
 
Good!


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 Response 110 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Mon, Jul 13, 1998 (15:19) * 3 lines 
 
hahaha!

Riette, are you saying "Good!" to me, or to Terry?


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 Response 111 of 449: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Jul 14, 1998 (01:24) * 1 lines 
 
To you! For the juvenile obsession.


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 Response 112 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Fri, Jul 17, 1998 (21:12) * 3 lines 
 
Charlotte, what role did he have in "Quiz Show"? Was he the blond cutie with a name like Van Dorn?

Saw "Bean" (big snooze), "Good Will Hunting" (pretty good, but I can only hear the F word so many times) and "Conspiracy Theory" (interesting without being very good, if you know what I mean) this week. When it rains it pours!


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 Response 113 of 449: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Jul 18, 1998 (00:55) * 1 lines 
 
Saw none of those!


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 Response 114 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Sat, Jul 18, 1998 (09:38) * 7 lines 
 
Autumn,

naw, that was Ralph Fiennes who had the starring role of van Doren in
Quiz Show. Fichtner had a very minor role as the stage manager.

Last night I rented Sphere (big snooze), and Switchback,
which was a passable suspense thriller.


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 Response 115 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sun, Jul 19, 1998 (11:52) * 3 lines 
 
Wow, how could I not remember Ralph Fiennes?? Must've been early on in his film career...

Saw "Reality Bites" last night (on TV), and really enjoyed it. I'm not usually big on Winona, but the ensemble cast worked well. My husband and daughters are going to see "Madeline" today.


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 Response 116 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Mon, Aug 17, 1998 (18:37) * 1 lines 
 
OK, I have a big problem--my VCR cut out on the last 5 minutes of "The Usual Suspects" (Kevin spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Suzy Amis) and I missed the exciting conclusion. Spoiler, please!! Who is Kaiser Sozay and how does this film end???


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 Response 117 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Tue, Aug 18, 1998 (02:45) * 50 lines 
 
Autumn, Sandrine Bonnaire is Keyser Soze. And your beauty eclipses hers.
Your VCR is nasty....what was it thinking when it did that to you?

Seriously, the following will spoil the surprise ending for anyone who hasn't
seen the movie, so don't read this if you want to experience some day one of the greatest surprise endings in film history:


Film Review: "The Usual Suspects"

MA in Disability Studies
Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies
University of Sheffield

Yaara Di Segni Garbasz
December 1996

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't
exist' ("Verbal" Kint, The Usual Suspects, 1995). The greatest trick the
mysterious criminal overlord, Keyser Soze, ever pulled, was to convince the
world that he was just a pathetic, harmless cripple.
A truckload of gun parts is hijacked in Queens, NY. Five suspects: Michael
McManus, Todd Hockney, Dean Keaton, Fred Fenster and Roger "Verbal"
Kint, are arrested for the night and questioned. A sequence of crimes
involving the five follows, reaching its climax when a ship docked at the San
Pedro Harbour, explodes leaving 27 charred bodies, a dying man in a hospital
and no sign of the presumed cargo of $91 million in cocaine. "Verbal" Kint is
arrested at the harbour and released the next day with total immunity due to
pressure from high up. Special Agent Dave Kujan of the United States
Customs Department is not willing to let the matter drop. He is convinced that
Dean Keaton, a corrupted ex-cop who, according to Kint's testimony, was
shot at the harbour before the explosion, is alive. For Kujan, who has been
after Keaton for years, this is a quest. Kujan is convinced that Kint knows
something, and is determined to find out.
In a cluttered police station, "Verbal" Kint, the pathetic cerebral palsy victim,
tells Agent Kujan his version of the events that started with the line-up in New
York six weeks earlier and ended with the explosion at the harbour the night
before.
As Kint tells his story, new details emerge. He provides Kujan with an
explanation to the name "Keyser Soze" screamed by the dying man at the
hospital. The body of an Argentine criminal washed down to the beach
provides an explanation for the missing cocaine. As the story unfolds, Agent
Kujan becomes convinced that Keaton is no other but Keyser Soze, the
mysterious overlord criminal, and that Kint is lying in his testimony on the
death of Keaton/Soze.
As Kint limps away from the police station to his freedom, Agent Kujan has a
short moment of satisfaction. His questions are answered. But his satisfaction
lasts only for minutes, as he suddenly realises his terrible mistake. Kujan
rushes after Kint, but it is too late. Outside, a no longer limping and
semi-paralysed Kint lights a cigarette, steps into a car driven by Soze's
middleman, the lawyer Kubayashi, and drives away.


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 Response 118 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Aug 19, 1998 (13:17) * 1 lines 
 
Wow!!!! What a mind-blowing ending! I may just have to rent that one now and fast-forward to the end to see it for myself after all! Where did you get this review, Jim? Have you been rummaging through filing cabinets at the sanitarium again??


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 Response 119 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Thu, Aug 20, 1998 (21:18) * 7 lines 
 
Mia Farrow's sister called me to ask if I wanted to go see "The Purple Rose of Cairo" with her. A harsh light shone on the wall, I talked into the phone receiver forgetting it was packed with cocaine, and the white stuff blew all over the place, I coughed, "Stephanie, I'll be right over." We got to the theater and entered without my car. The movie started, Jeff Daniels looked at us and of course motioned for us to come in. We stepped into the film. I immediately took refuge in the projectionist's ear
, by calling out to him, way up there in the projection room, "Hey Ziegmund, could you splice in 'Shock Corridor'?" I saw what I heard---his own voice negotiating an attractive YES! I barely had time to rewire my future or fuse with a rental rectal android---there we were, me and Stephanie, shuffling down the corridor looking for the heart of Saturday night. She helped a man zip back up, brushed his hair, spoke to him in wall-to-wall lumberjack talk. I lost her and scooted around the corner, into a ro
m that had thousands of folders of information on open shelves above the lobotomist's wide and delicious sketches of a Thai Buddhist monastery. I went through all the usual suspects until I came to a folder labeled "Kubayashi". When I opened it, Stephanie walked into the room with a straightjacket that she said used to belong to Keyser Soze. I asked her how she knew. Kevin Spacey walked in and shook my hand, slapped me on the back, began apologizing and edging us out to the door and back into the corr
dor. I looked back, but he was gone behind the closing door. Jeff grabbed the file out of my hands, perused its wrenching innards, and said, "Oh I knew it would end like that." He gave it back to me and pushed me outa the movie. No Stephanie to be seen. I went home alone, although my car kept me company. What was in the file folder was the review you read, Autumn. I couldn't piece together how all the new information got in the folder and how all the old information got out, but the Kinko's guy, wh
scanned it onto a diskette for me, said, "Sir, if Marie-France Pisier, Isabelle Adjani, Jacqueline Bisset, Marie-Christine Barrault, Nathalie Baye, Juliette Binoche and Isabelle Huppert all like you, you'll do all right. If they don't, you'll starve and be known as a dope."

So anyway, what I actually did was, I went to the 'Internet Movie Database', one of those 3 websites that I gave the url to, in another topic, and searched for 'The Ususal Suspects', then within that, I clicked on reviews, and I think it was about the last of some 20+ reviews, because it was the only one that gave away the ending.


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 Response 120 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Thu, Aug 20, 1998 (21:37) * 3 lines 
 
You skimmed through 20 movie reviews for me?? What a prince! Had you seen this film before, Jim?

Saw "Flirting with Disaster", which was marginally funny, and "Chasing Amy", which had its moments, but all in all pushed the envelope of good taste too much for me to endorse it. Watched "The Vanishing", a Dutch film, which was disturbing and dramatic, in a mildly interesting way. It's definitely been a lukewarm rental week.


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 Response 121 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Thu, Aug 20, 1998 (23:12) * 14 lines 
 
I'd skim 120 and just ask, "What do you mean, is that all?"
You're worth it.
I did see "The Usual Suspects" when it first came out, but
get this, Autumn, I couldn't, when you asked and everything,
I couldn't even remember how the darn thing ended.
And so many of those crazy reviews would tease the reader by
saying, "Who was Keyser Soze? Was it 'Verbal' Kint?
Was it Mephistopheles? Was it agent Kujan? Was it Keaton? Or Kubayashi?
Was it that Hungarian survivor who died in the hospital?
Was it Kenneth Starr? Was it Osama bin Laden? Perhaps Trigger or Lassie?"
I saw those movies you mentioned, all of 'em, on their initial run in the theaters......"Chasing Amy" would've made my week, though, movie-wise.
It, I wanted it to push my envelope some more---I wish it had gone on another 4 hours or so.
Your comments are really interesting, no matter what they are.
I love to listen in to your train........of thought.


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 Response 122 of 449: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Aug 21, 1998 (01:20) * 3 lines 
 
Serial Jim.

Going to see Lethal Weapon 4 today. I loved the other Lethal Weapon films, so I'm quite looking forward to it. But this is very old news for you, huh?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 123 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sat, Aug 22, 1998 (13:15) * 4 lines 
 
You enjoyed "Chasing Amy", Jim? I thought the roommate "Banky" was terrific--I'd love to see him in something else. He was responsible for some of the most clever and funny moments in that movie. But there was just zero chemistry between the girl and the guy (I've forgotten THEIR names already!), and he seemed so repulsed by her it was incredulous that a couple days later he decides he's in love with her. I saw this guy's first film, "Clerks," which I absolutely loathed as it was so insipid and un-fun
y. I didn't realize this film was one of his until she makes that reference to the girl having sex with the dead guy in the convenience store bathroom, and then it clicked.

What films have YOU been seeing lately, movie man??


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 124 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Sun, Aug 23, 1998 (02:35) * 48 lines 
 
"Blade" hatched an egg for me. The shell cracked when my eyes touched it,
and there wasn't anything inside. Within its own genre (action/vampire) it
was okay, cuz I didn't expect too much. The archnemesis was a good contrast
to the usual action movie nemesis. Society looked like it acted the same, even though
half of the power-structure was controlled by vampires. The opening
nightclub scene got real intense with tension building and building and then
all out action mayhem. The film was speeded up to show how fast vampires
move. I don't know what it needed---lotsa stuff.

Will see "Your Friends and Neighbors" sometime this week. I expect much from
it, though....I won't walk in the theater for it anticipating little, like I did for "Blade."

Seemed like most of what was going on in "Chasing Amy" was discord, to you, right? Same with me. He, Holden, took an immediate liking to her, Alyssa, but she had to overcome her own bias for lesbian exclusiveness. Even while she
was doing that, she was having a great time with him. He definitely got to
her, she admits to him while saying she wants to find the....well, here she
is saying it herself:

Alyssa:
I've given that a lot of thought, you know? I mean, now that I'm being
ostracized by my friends, I've had a lot of time to think about all of this. And what I've come up with is really simple: I came to this on my terms. I didn't just heed what I was taught, you know? Men and women should be together, it's the natural way---that kind of thing. I'm not with you because of what family, society, life tried to instill in me from day one. The way the world is---how seldom you meet that one person who gets you---it's so rare. My parents didn't really have it. There was no
example set for me in the world of male/female relationships. And to cut oneself off from finding that person---to immediately half your options by eliminating the possibility of finding that one person within your own gender.....that just seemed stupid. So I didn't. But then you come along. You---the one least likely; I mean, you were a guy.

Holden:
Still am.

Alyssa:
And while I was falling for you, I put a ceiling on that, because you were a guy. Until I remembered why I opened the door to women in the first place---to not limit the likelihood of finding that one person who'd complement me so completely. And so here we are. I was thorough when I looked for you, and I feel justified lying in your arms---because I got here on my own terms, and have no question that there was someplace I didn't look. And that makes all the difference.

[she snuggles into him and closes her eyes. Holden stares at the ceiling]

Holden:
Can I at least tell people that all you needed was some serious deep-dicking?

[she hits him with her pillow. They kiss, deeply---the calm before the storm]
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That scene was all pretty convincing for me (chemistry was in flow and fluid---heat was going back and forth). But the movie did have alotta storms.
I couldn't understand why his character would fall for such a bias against what she was doing in high school (her past, which was past). I liked Jason Lee (Banky) alot, too. Ben Affleck (Holden). Joey Lauren Adams (Alyssa).
I think Kevin Smith (director) was trying for a movie about a stormy relationship with powerful conflicting forces pushing up into their faces. The dialogue and characters made me feel the atmosphere, and it felt like what I could walk into in alotta different places around town, here.
They felt closer to my real life than characters in soooooooo many movies.
I wondered why so many people didn't react to it like I did.
I wondered why it didn't take off like "sex, lies and videotape" did, or "The Crying Game" or "Trainspotting"---they all started out small and gained momentum and got acclaim.
I guess "Chasing Amy" had the effect of repulsing as much as pulling people into it.
It's a real luxury, Autumn, to hear your take on these movies you see.
Somehow your viewpoint is a living thing regardless of how it turns out.
It's fun to travel back through a movie by way of your reactions and interpretations.....something has to happen.....whatever this might mean, it brings a peculiarly festive glow to my face which I can feel going on in, and that impresses me.




 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 125 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Mon, Aug 24, 1998 (21:01) * 3 lines 
 
I can tell you really appreciate cinema verite! It is truly the "seventh art", as the French say (though exactly what the first 6 are is unclear). I appreciate and understand your defense of "Chasing Amy" (indeed, your opinion seems to prevail amongst my circle of friends), and I think you characterized it perfectly when you talked about the in-your-face conflicting forces driving them all together/apart.

I have never heard of "Blade" or "Your Friends and Neighbors." I am not big on the horror/sci-fi genre, so I'll skip the first (especially since you panned it!) I'd be interested to know what the latter is all about and read your review.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 126 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Tue, Aug 25, 1998 (23:58) * 1 lines 
 
What's your three favorite Vampire flicks, Jim?


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 Response 127 of 449: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Aug 26, 1998 (01:05) * 3 lines 
 
'The night of the Hermit'
'The true confessions of a justified boat maker'
'Nightmare on Sorewilly Street'


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 128 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Wed, Aug 26, 1998 (10:29) * 330 lines 
 
Goin' around the city, easing on the gas, crossin' over a dry river
under a drunk moon, then feeling that displacement of the black clock,
no sense of time.....but still finding myself going down that long narrow
Old Cemetery Road, I just wanted to say to ya, wer, it's a giddy good
feeling hearin' from you, and now I wait for your car, just sitting
here, motor purring, now it's off, WHAT A THIRST I feel comin' on....
in park in the dark.
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Hear are sum 5 vampers that're ma faves, with "Vampire's Kiss" coming way
out on top of the others:

Vampire's Kiss (1988) [Nicolas Cage, Elizabeth Ashley, Jennifer Beals, Maria Conchita Alonso]

Near Dark (1987) [Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Bill Paxton]

Andy Warhol's Dracula (1974) [Joe Dallesandro, Udo Kier]

Nadja (1994) [Elina Lowensohn, Galaxy Craze, Suzy Amis, Martin Donovan, Peter Fonda]

The Addiction (1995) [Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken]
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Plot Summary for Vampire's Kiss (1989)

A publishing executive is visited and bitten by a vampire and starts exhibiting erratic behavior. He pushes his secretary to extremes as he tries to come to terms with his affliction. The vampire continues to visit and drink his blood, and as his madness deepens, it begins to look as if some of the events he's experiencing may be hallucinations.


`Vampire's Kiss' (R)
--reviewed by Hal Hinson (Washington Post)

"Vampire's Kiss" is a one-of-a-kind movie, proving --
for all time, perhaps -- that singularity can be as much
of a curse as it is a blessing.

What it also proves is that it is possible for a person to
stay in New York too long. Take Peter, for example:
young, well-to-do, handsome, a successful literary agent
by day, womanizing bar crawler by night -- a
dictionary-definition yuppie.

As yuppies go, Peter is one of the stranger ones,
particularly as Nicolas Cage plays him. One night, he
picks up a sultry number in a red dress (Jennifer Beals)
who proceeds, once they're in bed, to satisfy herself by
feasting on his jugular. Almost immediately he begins to
feel run down and anxious. Little tensions become
gargantuan. When his secretary (Maria Conchita
Alonso) is unable to locate a contract, he jumps up on
top of her desk, shouting madly and wagging his
forefinger in her face. Mirrors, too, become something
of a sore point.

Gradually, as his behavior grows more and more erratic,
Peter becomes convinced that he has turned into a
vampire. He hasn't, though -- not really. Of course,
metaphorically, he's been a kind of parasite for years,
preying on young women, using them and disposing of
them. It's on this symbolic level that the picture sets up
camp. But using words like metaphor and symbol is a
stretch in this context. It makes the picture appear to be
up to something, and it's not -- at least not something
worthwhile.

Directed by Robert Bierman, "Vampire's Kiss" is
stone-dead bad, incoherently bad, but it goes all the way
with its premise -- and when I say all the way I mean all
the way. You've heard of actors making a strong choice
and going with it? Well, see it in the flesh! Stomping,
snorting, his hair hanging over his eyes like a curtain of
foppish dementia, Cage acts as if he has been taking hits
off of Dennis Hopper's gas mask. There's no way to
overstate it: This is scorched-earth acting -- the most
flagrant scenery chewing I've ever seen. Part Dwight
Frye in "Dracula," part Tasmanian devil, Cage makes
the previous champ -- Crispin Glover in "River's Edge"
-- look like Perry Como.

If Bierman had been able to create a compatible comic
atmosphere the movie might have become an instant
cult classic. And even with Cage, you have to fight your
way through the uncertainties of tone, the funereal pace
and the inept staging to find any enjoyment. Still, you're
not exactly sure if the material is meant to be funny or is
laughable merely by default.

Cage makes sure that we're never bored, though. In one
scene he gobbles down a live pigeon; in another, he
converts his sofa into a makeshift coffin by turning it
upside down and lowering it down on himself. No
amount of description can prepare you for these mad
excesses. They have to be seen to be believed.

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Nadja (1994)

This ultra-hip, post-modern vampire tale is set in contemporary New York City. Members of a dysfunctional family of vampires are trying to come to terms with each other, in the wake of their father's death. Meanwhile, they are being hunted by Dr. Van Helsing and his hapless nephew. As in all good vampire movies, forces of love are pitted against forces of destruction.

`Nadja' (R)

By Hal Hinson
Washington Post Staff Writer
September 22, 1995

Early on in "Nadja," Michael Almereyda's insanely
brilliant fantasia on the Dracula legend, the protagonist
confesses over drinks with a stranger that she has no
job, no interests, no skills. "I'm not really good for
much of anything," Nadja asserts, pausing to drag
deeply on her cigarette. "I want to change my life."

Typical singles-bar talk, but Nadja (played with feline
elegance by Elina Lowensohn) is not like most girls you
meet at happy hour. With her hair pulled back to
accentuate her high, sculpted forehead and black,
hypnotic eyes, Nadja isn't cruising the bars looking for
love. Nadja is a vampire.

The daughter of Count Dracula and a peasant woman
he fell in love with by "the shores of the Black Sea," she
prowls the nightspots of New York City looking like a
Eurotrash Garbo. But Nadja is burned out on the club
scene; she's ready to move beyond the night to more
simple, normal things_sunlight, a lake, a dog.

How, exactly, the undead diva intends to achieve this
metamorphosis is not clear. Actually, a good portion of
the film's story is confusing; plotting is obviously not
Almereyda's strong point. Still, this idiosyncratically
talented writer-director ("Twister," "Another Girl
Another Planet") manages to keep a lot of elements in
equilibrium. Almereyda uses New York clubs as the
backdrop for this vampire saga_a stroke of genius_
much the way Jean Cocteau did when, in "Orphee," he
set the myth of Orpheus among a group of squabbling
Left Bank poets_as a means of giving a classic story a
sharp, contemporary edge.

Almereyda shares some of Cocteau's sense of film as a
magic plaything. Shot in hallucinatory black-and-white
by Jim Denault_who also works the Pixelvision camera
used in some sequences_the film has an atmosphere
that fluctuates between languid and hysterical. Visually,
it's a thrilling movie, gorgeously, hypnotically textured.
Images fly in from all over_a snippet of Bela Lugosi's
Rorschach eyebrows, a few frames of a ravishing
peasant girl, a grainy long shot of a skulking, caped
figure_as if Almereyda had found a way of patching
directly into the collective pop id.

Somehow through all this, the picture's effects remain
appealingly low-key. For all its stylishness, it never
becomes a mere exercise in style. Almereyda has a great
sense of postmodern comic inflection; he knows exactly
the precise mixture of irony and conviction needed to
maintain the film's droll sense of the absurd. And yet,
even when he's riffing on vampire lore and wildly
throwing together incongruous elements, he keeps us
engaged by his muddled story.

The cast of "Nadja" is a sort of A-list of independent
filmmaking superstars. Executive producer David Lynch
makes a brief but memorably pathological appearance
as a morgue attendant. Peter Fonda, wired, with a long
gray-streaked ponytail down his back, plays Dr. Van
Helsing, the intrepid vampire killer. Galaxy Craze makes
an appealing zombie as Lucy, the depressed girlfriend of
Van Helsing's nephew, who is played by a
baffled-looking Martin Donovan.

Not everyone stands out. As Cassandra, Suzy Amis is
mostly wasted, and Jared Harris, who plays Nadja's
dying twin brother, Edgar, looks as if he's dosed on
cough medicine. Still, in Lowensohn, Almereyda has
found an actress in perfect sync with his haywire vision.

Nadja is rated R.
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plot summary for Near Dark (1987)

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar.


NEAR DARK (reviewed by "Mike's Movie Reviews")

Released the same year, NEAR DARK showcases the sharp unbridled style and originality lacking in 1987's "other" young vampire thriller, the more publically-embraced Hollywood product THE LOST BOYS. In my opinion, the latter was overrated and did not deserve the attention it recieved. NEAR DARK, on the other hand, is an amazing, stunning, and sometimes brilliant horror film that is so much better than you could expect.

Caleb (Pasdar) falls in love with Mae (Wright) from the moment he sees her in his small Texas hometown. He picks her up, but this night will soon go to hell ... and fast.

Mae is a vampire, a child of the night, forced to wander through eternity killing helpless mortals with her motley "family" of bloodsucking criminals. There's the cult's leader, Jesse (Henriksen), his love Diamondback (Goldstein), the psychopathic Severen (Paxton), and Homer (Miller), trapped forever as an ageless youth. And lucky Caleb makes six. They spend their nights killing and their days sleeping, or wrapped up in protective rags and sunglasses driving the countryside in
a van with the windows spray-painted black.

Splicing in a "cowboy-noir" element (not unlike the Coen Brothers' BLOOD SIMPLE, or John Dahl's RED ROCK WEST) to the common vampire film, Bigelow (who would soon direct actioners like POINT BREAK and STRANGE DAYS) creates a stand-out, watchable film influenced just as much by art as violence.

During the production of this film she was married to James Cameron, who had just completed the sci-fi horror sequel ALIENS. Note the large number of ALIENS cast members (Paxton, Henriksen, and Goldstein), and how much Severen's final scenes resemble Cameron's THE TERMINATOR (and 1991's TERMINATOR 2).

NEAR DARK has is failed moments (where exactly did Thomerson run off to in the last ten minutes?), but the effect and entertainment survives each and every deficit. One original action sequence involves a shoot-out at high noon (remember how vampires react to light ...), and an unnerving bloodbath in a bar is surreally calm.

The final shot is stunning and brilliant, owing more to TAXI DRIVER and THE SEARCHERS than anything else. (Did she really want to be saved?) One of the greatest minor masterpieces of horror filmmaking. Brutal violence, horror, coarse language.

MPAA: R
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Andy Warhol's Dracula (Director: Paul Morrissey)
--reviewed by "Find-A-Video"

Spawned by the commercial success of Flesh
for Frankenstein, this campy treatment of the
well-worn Transylvanian tale features Udo Kier
as Dracula, the creepy vampire in search of ripe,
succulent throats and virginal blood. Leaving
Hungary for the purer pastures offered in
Catholic Italy, the Count's toothy appetite for a
fix of virgins proves elusive as the strapping
Joe Dallesandro makes sure that the Count's
intended victims are no virgins -- even if it
means deflowering a 14-year-old. (aka: Blood
for Dracula)

Rated PG
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The Addiction
--reviewed by Walter Addiego (San Francisco Examiner)

FINALLY, A film that truly captures the
graduate school experience. Abel Ferrara's
"The Addiction" posits an NYU
philosophy student who's bitten by a
vampire and becomes less interested in
metaphysics than in fresh blood.
Sometimes you really need a break from
the books.

Actually, it's a funny conceit - Nietzsche
and neck-biting - and enjoyable as long as
you overlook Ferrara's speculation on
ultimate evil and redemption. The film
works better as straight horror - it's quite
gory and the inky black-and-white
photography adds intensely to the mood -
than as a meditation on morality.

In short, it's a typical Ferrara production,
mixing high aspirations with the sleaze and
shock of exploitation pictures (his first
commercial feature was "The Driller
Killer" ). The combination has made the
director a brand name, at least on the
art-house and festival circuits, where "The
King of New York" and "Bad Lieutenant"
created a loud buzz.

The buzz focused on the more sensational
aspects of those pictures - over-the-top
violence, drug use, unsavory sex, Harvey
Keitel's frontal nudity and, at least in
"Lieutenant," a Catholic sensibility about
moral choice and the possibility of
salvation. It's not a mix calculated to
appeal to a mass audience.

In "The Addiction," New York is again the
scene for one of Ferrara's walks on the
murky side. Kathleen (Lili Taylor),
working on her philosophy doctorate,
delivers a sermon on collective guilt after
watching a film on the My Lai massacre.
Shortly thereafter, she is dragged into a
dark alley by an extremely scary-looking
woman (Annabella Sciorra), who, taking
enormous pleasure in her victim's fear,
bites her neck.

As Kathleen slowly descends into
vampirism, she verbally spars with fellow
student Jean (Edie Falco), who doesn't
share her increasing sense of futility and
despair. In fact, with her oracular
pronouncements ( "There is no history" ),
she sounds not like a monster but your
average humanities grad student on the
road to burnout. Soon her studies fall by
the wayside; she devotes all her time to
finding victims (a homeless man, a cab
driver, a professor) and observing her own
reactions to her newfound "life" as one of
the undead. ( "It's the violence of my will
against their's." )

The director offers two payoff scenes.
One is Kathleen's encounter with an
experienced vampire (Christopher Walken)
who advises her on how to cope with the
changes in her life - try to blend in with the
humans, and treat your condition like a
controllable addiction. She listens to this
wisdom, finishes her studies and throws a
hellacious party to celebrate. (This
sequence is a strong dose, even in black
and white.)

Ferrara and writer Nicholas St. John try to
draw an analogy between vampirism and
what they call mankind's ultimate addiction
to evil (we're shown photographs of
Dachau). The vampire's high is to
dominate a victim completely. But these
grim reflections don't mesh well with the
narrative. Much better to remember the
glum Kathleen - Taylor does quite a good
job with the role - offering this insight as
her friend munches a hamburger:
"Medicine is just an extended metaphor for
omnipotence."

In a recent interview, Ferrara described his
audience, in a crack he attributed to Keitel,
as "six guys dressed in black living in
Berlin." He's being modest. Between here
and the East Village, he has at least a
dozen more.




 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 129 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Aug 26, 1998 (10:43) * 1 lines 
 
intriguing choices...


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 130 of 449: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Wed, Aug 26, 1998 (11:19) * 1 lines 
 
I feel so inadequate knowing that Salem's Lot is the only (pseudo) vampire movie I've seen...


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 131 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Wed, Aug 26, 1998 (11:26) * 4 lines 
 
But that's a LOT.
See, that's the one, it's the one that drank the blood of all the
other vampire movies ever made.
Guess that jus' means ya ain't got no mo inadequacies, Stacies.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 132 of 449: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Wed, Aug 26, 1998 (11:30) * 2 lines 
 
*smile*
thanks


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 133 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Aug 26, 1998 (11:46) * 4 lines 
 
*wide-eyed*
that's the only one, Stacey?
if'n we lived closer, I'd suggest we start having
Beer and Blood nights...


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 134 of 449: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Wed, Aug 26, 1998 (12:51) * 2 lines 
 
sounds like a winner!
(nope. probably not the only one but I've been feeling pretty confident lately... so, nothing to bemoan!)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 135 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Aug 26, 1998 (12:55) * 1 lines 
 
*thumbs up*


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 Response 136 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Aug 26, 1998 (12:57) * 1 lines 
 
bottoms up!


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 Response 137 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Aug 26, 1998 (13:24) * 1 lines 
 
it's my turn to buy the next round, isn't it?


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 Response 138 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Aug 26, 1998 (14:37) * 4 lines 
 
oh!
you're thinking THAT kind of bottoms up...
oh well...
sure... yea, your turn to buy!


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 Response 139 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Aug 26, 1998 (17:59) * 2 lines 
 
naw, actually I was talking about the plane ticket
and hotel room...


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 Response 140 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Aug 26, 1998 (18:01) * 2 lines 
 
Groovy!
when ya coming? (to Colorado, that is...)


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 Response 141 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Fri, Sep 11, 1998 (10:35) * 1 lines 
 
OK, let's hear some fresh reviews...come on, Jim, I know you've been seeing 'em: Rounders, Simon Birch, Next Stop wonderland. Talk to me!


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 Response 142 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Fri, Sep 11, 1998 (11:26) * 18 lines 
 
I do like to talk to you. No doubt about it.
Rounders and Simon Birch hit town today.
I'll be all over 'em.
Next Stop Wonderland I fell asleep during, about 20 or so minutes from the end.
These 2 main protagonists still hadn't met yet and it was over an hour into the movie, even though time and again, like about 10 times, it was being telegraphed that they would meet.....like they would pass each other and then the camera would be on his face with him wondering about what it was that he just saw.
The stuff that was going on in the meantime was dorky AND wonky.
I fell right to sleep out of impatience, plus I'd had this big deli sandwich
and 2 beers out in the car right before I walked into the theater, plus I was already a little tired.
I woke up during the last 10 seconds of credits, the movie went dark, I stood up, turned around, the place was empty.
I was glad to see a pack of messages left for me.
They were placed in my sleeping left hand.
Written by the people who watched the movie and noticed me sound asleep.
Their notes to me were full of hate.
Like it was the best movie they'd seen in centuries.
One said: "I hope Rounders comes round and smacks you a good one for me."
Another said: "You probably had sex with Clinton and now I bet you want to apologize to us and everyone else for it."
Another said: "I hope you like the way I emptied my soda can on your head."



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 Response 143 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Fri, Sep 11, 1998 (12:08) * 1 lines 
 
Ha-ha!! I hate it when my fellow theatre-goers turn on me! I heard NSW was a lot like "Sliding Doors", but that didn't mean a whole hell of a lot to me because I didn't see that, either. So, it's wonky, eh? One of the local candidates running for office was described by the newspaper as "wonkish and nerdy." I had to laugh! Of course, I'm voting for him. He's not going to have to worry about making any apologies, I sense.


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 Response 144 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Fri, Sep 11, 1998 (12:36) * 5 lines 
 
I bet he was in NSW.
I do like that actress, Hope Davis; she was pretty good in "The Daytrippers."
She's good in NSW.....and I wonder what did happen when she and Alan Gelfant finally do meet up....what if it was like Ellen and Newland....ack! wonk wonk wonk....
It was compared to "Sleepless in Seatle", here.
I compare it to sleeping soundly in Austin.


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 Response 145 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Sep 11, 1998 (13:38) * 2 lines 
 
(I actually, *gulp*, finally saw Titantic and Good Will Hunting
this past week...)


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 Response 146 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Sat, Sep 12, 1998 (00:30) * 5 lines 
 
alotta people in Titanic gulped....
and they kept gulping when they saw good Will hunting....
hunting underwater for them with an underwater harpoon gun....
then again, they mighta just been seein' things as they were losing consciousness....
maybe they were seeing a movie that was showing around that time in Waterworld


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 Response 147 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sun, Sep 13, 1998 (20:51) * 3 lines 
 
Wer, we had a deal!! No seeing Titanic, remember?? Oh well, at least it's still my claim to fame. What did you think of Good Will Hunting?

Jim, heard high praise for "Daytrippers"--what did you think? Another sleeper? (double-entendre, there!!)


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 Response 148 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Mon, Sep 14, 1998 (00:00) * 3 lines 
 
Zoe made me watch it, her mommy bought it for her...sorry, Autumn...
Will Hunting is very much like you-know-who, but much smarter...
didn't care for the ending much, but it was a decent flick...


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 Response 149 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Tue, Sep 15, 1998 (21:30) * 24 lines 
 
Rounders left me and didn't come back.
Left me wanting more.
More than it could give.
Lotsa things just didn't come off and could have.
They were there waiting to happen.
What it gave me was good, just not near enough.
It's funny trying to talk about a movie without giving anything away.
Don't wanna ruin anyone's movie-going experience.
If a person wants to watch a film that's gonna be great, this isn't it.
Unless you're not me, which is the case with many people I've run into in my life (they're not me.....and that worries me.....when I was a kid I used to think everyone was me, thought like me, felt like me....which never happened,
but I could convince myself otherwise.....but it too astounded me when I found out for real that other people were actually not me.....that took alot outa me).
Rounders would be a great flick for someone wanting to get feeling for what it's like to gamble at cards.
I missed half of what the narrator said about playin' cards.
And the narrator says alot in this movie.
What I did catch was pretty interesting, though.
Here's the most interesting thing: they, professional card players, get tons
of information by observing minute details in what's going on in another player's face and other body language and nonverbal behavior.
Alotta that gets explained.
Movies like Rounders are great learning experiences.
They take you way in, way into the story, a good story.
But it's not enough if you want more'n some learnin'.
Unless you're not me, and if ya liked Rounders for more'n I liked it for.
If schools could teach stuff like Rounders taught cards, look out, kids.



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 Response 150 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Tue, Sep 15, 1998 (21:54) * 21 lines 
 
'Simon Birch'.
Yeah. I mean, okay.
See, it was good, but it felt too Norman Rockwell directed, for me.
But it was good, no doubt.
Simon definitely falls into that 2% of the population who are unattractive people.
But by the end of 'The Elephant Man', I felt John Merrick was attractive.
There were some great scenes in 'Simon Birch'.
It's just amazing to see someone feel things so different from what other people around them are feeling, and then to see that person be soooooo true to theirself.
Simon has TREMENDOUS strength of character.
There's this other thing that happens that I haven't really seen before:
he will do something amazing (I'm really only thinking of one scene in particular), and after it happens he'll be alone with his friend and talking about himself in a self-congratulatory way like 12-year-old kid would do it, instead of being in awe of what he did or real quiet about what he did.
That humanized him for me.
It was funny.
I really liked the little guy.
But I bet tons of churches and their church members all over the place are telling each other to go see the darn thing or asking each other if they've seen it yet.
Cuz it's got sorta heavy religious overtones.
But that didn't ruin it for me.
It's held in check and tempered well enough by story and characterizations
that would work and hold up under any conditions.
Still, too Norman Rockwelly, for me, for it to be a great movie.



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 Response 151 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Sep 16, 1998 (21:16) * 5 lines 
 
I've heard alternately that "Simon Birch" is heartwarming and touching, and sappy and overly sentimental. Have you read John Irving's "Prayer for Owen Meany?" It was soooo good, I'm sure the movie doesn't come close. For one thing, Vietnam isn't even in the movie, is it? Damn Hollywood.

"Rounders" sounds like something I'll skip. I don't need a primer on poker, I want to be entertained!! And there's a narrator?? (*shudder*) I hate the feeling that I'm being read to in place of just being shown. You know, I didn't realize there was such a resemblance between MD and LD till you mentioned it, wer...both "golden boys" (remember all the hype surrounding Brad Pitt a few years ago?)

Saw "The Truman Show" tonight. It was a very interesting premise and Jim Carrey gave a terrific performance. However, it wasn't executed/developed as well as it could have been, I thought--I can't say I'd even recommend it, but it was thought-provoking (in a "Future Shock" sense). What else is playing?


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 Response 152 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Wed, Sep 16, 1998 (21:19) * 4 lines 
 
I can recommend "Smoke Signals".

But you may not want to listen to me..."The Truman Show" is one of
the best films I've seen all year. I adored it. :)


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 Response 153 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Sep 16, 1998 (23:13) * 3 lines 
 
Really! Tell me what impressed you so much, Charlotte. Maybe I just didn't "get it."

What is "Smoke Signals" about?


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 Response 154 of 449: any movie recommendations?  (terry) * Wed, Sep 16, 1998 (23:36) * 1 lines 
 
I haven't seen a movie in a long time! Maybe this weekend. Maybe Smoke Signals?


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 Response 155 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Thu, Sep 17, 1998 (03:11) * 7 lines 
 
Didn't know 'Simon Birch' was based on a book (then again, I don't know much).
Prolly said so, somewhere in very beginning (which I missed) or in the credits.
Barb, one a my sisters, really wanted me to read Irving's 'Prayer for Owen Meany'---and that was about 5 years ago or so.
But it had like more'n 50 pages in it, and every page had a whole buncha words on it.
That'd wear me plum out.....make me into plum pudding, betcha a plum.
Some day I gonna have ta sit down by somebody who's readin' one a them thick books, take a good long look at 'em in action, and just try'n figger out how they maybe do it.
Do you guys actually read every page, or do ya skip hunks of 'em at a time?


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 Response 156 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Fri, Sep 18, 1998 (16:19) * 1 lines 
 
Ha-ha, Jim! Actually, my eyes glazed over at a lot of the Reagan-bashing in that novel. But if the reading gets you down, I bet they have it on tape at the library. My husband "reads" lots of good books this way in the car.


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 Response 157 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Sat, Sep 19, 1998 (00:36) * 3 lines 
 
Maybe I could hitch a ride with him and while
he's switching the tapes, I could ask him about you.
Wonder how he'd describe you....


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 Response 158 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Sat, Sep 19, 1998 (06:12) * 26 lines 
 
'One True Thing' [Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger, William Hurt]
Saw it at 30 minutes after midnight.
Got out 2 hours later.
Felt good at the very beginning to be in a movie where
people were really relating to each other, like compared to
the people in 'Rush Hour' and 'Slums of Beverly Hills' and 'The
Governess'.
Then right off I could see that they weren't relating at all.
But they did a good job of being unable to apprehend each other.
I think the problem for me with it was that each person stayed who
they were too relentlessly, I guess like they were supposed to.
I was starting to think just now that the emotions need to deflate,
break down, give way, let go, so that incoming change can impart
its fresh new turnaround, and affect that penetrated place inside where
instincts wave in the badly needed and inconceivable conduit to
other possibilities.
Sure is fun to see Meryl Streep flesh out each latest persona, as she once again makes this one distinct and capable of being touched and felt.
This family of father, mother, daughter, and son, was struggling with
what each person felt the other's intentions were for them---the daughter
was struggling more than anyone, and she made the others struggle, and
the mother said how she learned to deal with the struggle she had had over the years with her husband, who has tremendous influence over
everyone, and it turned into a movie-long process for the daughter to
learn to look differently at the hold he's had on her and on the others.





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 Response 159 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Mon, Sep 21, 1998 (11:18) * 6 lines 
 
Jim, (it is Jim, isn't it?)

It's time to say that I enjoy your reviews immensely. Each one is
a poem.

So do you recommend "The One True Thing"?


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 Response 160 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Mon, Sep 21, 1998 (16:23) * 16 lines 
 
I actually wouldn't recommend it.
Yet I feel that lotsa people will like it enough to where it sure
could've been recommended to them, and lotsa people could have the
experience I had, which was that I was glad I saw it because I'm
interested in the subject matter and I'm interested in what Meryl
Streep and William Hurt and Renee Zellweger did in the acting
department (even though all of them have done much better in other films, imho, but Meryl Streep did some pretty good work this time around....the others I was okay with except I wanted more from them than I guess they felt
they could give for the scenes they were in).
I'd recommend a film if it seems like a great movie,
or if it just gets to me really really really well in some sorta special way.
This movie wasn't like that for me.
But I had my reasons for why it held my interest alright.
That's the best I can do as far as being totally honest with you, Charlotte.
Did it sound like I was just equivocating, or did it sound like
I was making some kinda sense on some level?



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 Response 161 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Mon, Sep 21, 1998 (19:13) * 1 lines 
 
The latter. Poets always make sense, even if it takes awhile. :)


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 Response 162 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Mon, Sep 21, 1998 (21:02) * 5 lines 
 
Absolutely! I love the way Jim throws out a lucid, straight-forward response occasionally just to let us know he's not a whack-job. But if he posted like that all the time, it would frighten me!

Sounds like a lot of people struggling in that film, Jim. That wears me out to watch it, like an Anne Tyler novel. I don't want to work that hard, even for Meryl Streep. (Did you ever see her in "House of Spirits"?)

Are we to understand that you have seen "Rush Hour", "Slums", and "Governess"? I'd be interested in hearing your comments on those as well.


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 Response 163 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Tue, Sep 22, 1998 (01:04) * 55 lines 
 
Yeah, that one (One True Thing) might be a bit wearing for ya, Autumn.

Didn't see "The House of the Spirits".
But do like to see Meryl up against people who are real
different from her and who are powerful in their own way, like Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine.
Jeremy Irons does impress me.
But then so does Winona Ryder.
Glenn Close is hard for me to swallow, personality-wise,
and at the same time I really like her and know that she
can make a movie that much better than if she's not in it.
Alotta this kinda stuff depends on the movie and also of course on my personality and just my likes and dislikes.
I saw "Rush Hour" at 5:57 p.m.
It wasn't as good as "The Negotiator" or "Snake Eyes".
"Rush Hour" was going for comedy.
I dunno, Chris Tucker just doesn't have what Eddie Murphy has.
The story didn't carry very well.
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker were trying to do take-offs on each
other as they got more into who-and-where they were with
each other as partners.
It was just an ok picture, I guess.
"Slums of Beverly Hills"---I wish I knew something about directing &
filmmaking, so I could say what this one could've used more of.
Quirky and well-drawn characters made me care about whatever in the
heck was gonna happen to them.
Wanted Marisa Tomei to have been given the chance to explode more,
like she did at moments during this certain odd dance she does with
Natasha Lyonne (there's that special city again).
I like it when she kinda loses control, Marisa, that is---it's a
unique kind of humor that makes me feel just great inside.
Natasha Lyonne was pretty interesting at times---that kind of person
she was, was somebody I wondered about, somewhat put-off by her, but
mostly really wanting to be that guy living next door to her so I
could be around her alot.
Just don't know what that movie needed, to be more what I wanted, doggone it.
"The Governess" was just plain too stuffy for me.
The lead male needed somebody much better in there.
Minnie Driver just doesn't have enough to carry a film, or
at least not that one.
I really grooved on how she did what she did when she was getting
new ideas, and would share them so generously.
Her enthusiasm during a moment when a discovery was coming over her was
really something to see, because for one thing she was actually making
some world-breaking findings that could just come to her because she
had a better scientific mind than the scientist.
Plus Minnie was combining so much in her life, like photographic aesthetics
and chemistry and sex and business enterprise and fun.
She was pretty human, and she could look over the layout of a room and
tell what's been going on, just by closing in on certain things as she
surveyed the room---and her mind was extremely quick and knowing and very
very nicely unpresuming.
I dunno, maybe the way the repertory setups in the incidents weren't wide
open enough, often enough.
The drama in it needed more situational spark, if ya ask me.




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 Response 164 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Sep 23, 1998 (16:43) * 1 lines 
 
Well, with those lackluster reviews I won't be seeing any of them, even on video. There are too many other good ones to rent out there! I have never seen Marisa Tomei in anything and never heard of Natasha Lyonne (!).


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 Response 165 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Wed, Sep 23, 1998 (21:22) * 20 lines 
 
Both Marisa and Natasha were telling me, before breakfast, that they've
heard of you, Autumn.
Their faces flushed with excitement.
Then that look of longing....so deep and true....hard to take that, just
sitting there at the same table with them, observing their frank starker emotions.
It was so weird---the next thing I knew, they both looked over at me and
and asked (demanded, almost) impatiently:
"So Jim, you know, don't you? When IS Autumn's first film coming out?!!
Nothing will keep us from attending the world premiere!"
I didn't want to let them down, their image of me, plus my image of their
image of me, but I had to come out with it, even though English, at that
moment, was so hard to come by, since I was thinking then in French,
verrry French, then somehow the anglo words started coming back to me:
"Please don't hurt me or anything.....really honestly I don't actually
know Autumn that well. I'm finding out from YOU for the first time that
she even IS coming out with a film. I mean, I didn't know she'd even done
any stage work."
Just like that, Marisa I think it was, reached down and pulled the cork outta
my leg, and blood came gushing out....I came this close to bleeding to death.
When I came to, I was in some tiny health clinic in northern Namibia, surrounded by a bunch of refugee Albanians who stared wild-eyed at me as a intrauterine device was sticking out of my mouth while an underage Eros and an even younger Psyche were at my side trying to blow air into my head through my ears.


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 Response 166 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Thu, Sep 24, 1998 (12:24) * 4 lines 
 
I'm so jealous of you, Autumn. How did you earn such lovely tributes from JIm? :)

Do you think if I am very good he might someday tell me about the breakfast
he had with Kevin Costner?


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 Response 167 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Fri, Sep 25, 1998 (12:42) * 1 lines 
 
Charlotte, I think that even if you behave deplorably you couldn't prevent Jim from telling you all about his breakfast encounter with Kevin Costner!! And I bet YOU came up in the conversation!!


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 Response 168 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Mon, Oct  5, 1998 (14:45) * 6 lines 
 
Well, I blatantly ignored Jim's subtle warnings and I went to see
Simon Birch on Friday.

It insulted my intelligence, of which I have more than some, less than most.

I will pay more attention to you in the future, Jim.


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 Response 169 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Mon, Oct  5, 1998 (17:07) * 55 lines 
 
This is a weird thing to say, but it's really hard to tell when
a movie just doesn't come through enough, cuz being able to tell feels so
subjective---I can't really tell---like with "Simon Birch", I don't know if it was a
good movie for me or not, and that's me I'm talking about (not
even someone else). I know parts of it were real good for me.
And I know that overall, for me, it wasn't a great movie.
But I can easily see how people across the full spectrum of
intelligence could or will say it was the best movie of the year.
It's just so weird to get into. Recommending movies is scary.
I recommended "Gross Pointe Blank" to some friends, saying it was
as good as "Pulp Fiction". Then they saw it and said, "Well, I
was expecting a little more. It was okay, I guess." And then
I wondered right away how I could compare it to "Pulp Fiction",
like maybe I emotionally needed some engaging approval that was
very grateful of me for telling them about it. That was scary.
So now I just try to see if I can sorta say what I liked and
didn't like about a flick, and leave it at that. Yet, I do have
this thing that I do with myself---I say to myself that the film
was either great or good or okay or not so good. And I'll go
like this---"it was closer to okay than good"---but I gotta
start remembering to include
the words, "for me....not for anyone else, now."

How do you go about all this stuff, Charlotte, when you talk to
someone about a movie you've seen, and they haven't seen it yet?

I saw "What Dreams May Come" Friday night. And hopefully I can't
remember any of it by now. It was like a little less than okay.
There were certain scenes in it that broke new ground in special
effects. I'd visualized or imagined afterlife, but this movie
helped me see it like it read, when I'd read of afterlife. It was
just a 10 minute part of the movie, though, that dealt with that
one part of afterlife I was interested in. Like I wasn't interested
in their version of certain other parts of afterlife. And even that
one part of afterlife I was interested in, they were managing to
make it become more and more too overdone or sappy. But there was a
thing or two that they did really well with the parts I liked that
motioned out of the moment and went through a revelation for me.
As the movie went on and on, I cared less and less about what Robin
Williams was doing with his character---he just started looking like
a retread---and Annabella Sciorra started looking like she didn't know
how to get out of the movie and was stuck there---and Cuba Gooding, Jr.
looked like he'd rather be playing some football with Tom Cruise or
Ricky Williams (top running back in college football). I mean it's just
too bad movies fall apart like they do, when they do---cuz what if they'd
been in the hands of a great director and a great screenplay writer.....?

So the thing is, with all this, somebody else who saw "What Dreams May Come"
may want to come over and kick my ass for what I said about it. It's so
subjective. People may have well-devised critical criteria for saying
what they say about a movie. But me.....I'm a complete ninny. I have no
idea what I'm talkin' about. It's just stuff. Just some subjective
reactions that this Jim guy had. Is all. I hope no goes by what I say.
I just like to talk. Can you imagine how far off I could feel about something
that someone else feels about? It's just so far.


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 Response 170 of 449: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Mon, Oct  5, 1998 (17:49) * 4 lines 
 
I have difficulty reviewing movies for people because my scope of flicks is so narrow. I simply like it or not or sometimes really fall in love with the characters or the plot or the music or the projections I make based not solely on what I've seen but how I've internalized it.
I saw The Avengers and Mafia!
They were stupid but I laughed really hard at times.
I cannot say that I'd recommend the films to anyone but I'd probably quote a few lines from one or the other... just to be silly.


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 Response 171 of 449: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Mon, Oct  5, 1998 (17:50) * 2 lines 
 
I guess the real difficulty arises when I see a movie I love.
I cannot express just how I feel. I mean it'd be so much easier just to hug someone and say, "the movie felt like this." Or to sob and cry and come to realization after realization and say, "See how I am now... the movie triggered that response."


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 Response 172 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Mon, Oct  5, 1998 (22:29) * 17 lines 
 
... so much easier just to hug someone and say, "the movie felt like this."

I think this is a superb idea, Stacey! Far more eloquent than words.

I know it's a long shot, but do any of you get up early enough on Sunday mornings to watch Sunday Morning? There is a reviewer who makes
regular appearances on that program (John something or other) who makes
me crazy. His language is so pseudo-intellectual, ridden with references
and allusions that are beyond my understanding, a vocabulary that sounds too
cerebral to be real, and a philosophy that typically says "the more vague
the better". I'm always yelling at the TV "but what does that MEAN!! is it
a good book? did you enjoy the movie? what are you really SAYING!" grrrr.

That said, I love the reviews that I read here in this lovely, warm, totally
two-dimensional den. What I read here means something to me. The remarks
are genuine and sincere, and there is no pontificating and intellectualizing.

oops. somebody at the door...i'll continue this later.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 173 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Tue, Oct  6, 1998 (01:00) * 26 lines 
 
Sorry 'bout that. Several hours and a bottle of wine later...

The Sunday Morning reviewer's name is John Leonard, by the way.

I'm afraid I can't offer much by way of an answer to Jim or Stacey
who want to know how I describe movies to my friends. Like you both,
I have unpredictable and eclectic tastes. I will simply adore a film
that leaves my friends scratching their heads in puzzlement. No one
understood why I saw Strictly Ballroom 27 times. Or what I saw
in The Fifth Element that made it warrant 7 viewings. No one cries
over Peter O'Toole's version of Goodbye, Mr. Chips the way that I do.

The best I can come up with is this word: resonance. When a character
or a scene touches me on some deep level, something inside me resonates,
and I have to watch it again and again just to relive that feeling. Sometimes,
it is something so banal as the fact that the leading man makes my knees weak.
Like William Fichtner's role in Armageddon, or Alan Rickman in
Truly Madly Deeply. But most of the time, it is merely inexplicable.
Even if I understand the appeal that a film holds for me, I can't
seem to manage to explain it. The best example of this is Nickel Mountain, starring Michael Cole, from "Mod Squad" so many years ago.
I have yet to meet another person who has even seen this film,
much less treasure it like I do. :)

So...to summarize...our love of films, to my way of thinking, resides on
that intangible plane where words are not always compatible. In that
nebulous, inexplicable realm where we also find beauty and passion and love.


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 Response 174 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Tue, Oct  6, 1998 (13:10) * 32 lines 
 
Yeah, movies really get to us and sometimes they don't.
I wish people could listen closely to what I say about them, while
at the same time kind of dismissing what I say as pap.
I like that balance, if it were only possible, because it seems to me to be closer to
what's actually going on, what with the extreme personal, private,
and peculiar nature of our response to a film.
Is it that we can't really do anything about how another person will
tend to let our opinion guide them on whether they should or shouldn't
go see a movie?
Sometimes our impressions of a movie do affect people's choices and
sometimes they don't affect them, right?---and that's just the way it is....it's
out of our hands, yes?
See, Charlotte, I would feel bad if, for example, I had disclosed here how
I had felt about "The Truman Story" before you saw it, because it could
have affected you to choose not to see it, and if you hadn't seen it, you
would've missed a really good movie-watching experience for you.
So, I mean, how do you feel about that?
Plus, I just thought of something else. Oh this is embarrassing. Ah yes, this
is quite embarrassing. My vanity. I'm looking right into it. Um, uh,
Charlotte, what's happening is that I've built into my mind that what I say
here about movies really affects you, even if you blatantly ignore it (like
with "Simon Birch"). And my vanity, I think, doesn't want to lose that
feeling about myself that that gives to me. Yet, another part of me, my
conscience, which I fear may be actually fairly vain as well (have you ever
felt that feeling?), I think my conscience feels this feeling of responsibility
that says that I should not indulge the vanity of my vanity at your
expense, by letting my notions or impressions of a movie sway you, when my
notions are so noodle-headed in origin just by their very nature (since
they're so subjective in origin).
It's probably hard to make sense of what I'm saying right now, so maybe I should let you respond or not, without my adding any further words, for now, so as not to further complicate what may be difficult to communicate.

Are you....I mean, is there....is there any wine that you have left, there....oh that would be nice to have a little glass....mmm yesss....ahh, more would be fine.... oh, a full glass....thank you, Charlotte.


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 Response 175 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Tue, Oct  6, 1998 (15:05) * 16 lines 
 
Jamie, dear Jamie. Methinks you worrieth too much!

Of course what you say here effects my judgment, but so does whatever
SIskel and Ebert have to say. So do the reviews of James Berardinelli, my
favorite internet reviewer. So do the opinions of my friends. They all
go into the messy pot disguised as my brain, where they get stirred and sifted.
Then, as we all do, I make my own, independent, decision about whether or not
to see the film. I am also influenced by the trailers, to some degree.

So, in retrospect, I wish I had NOT gone to see Simon Birch. I would wish this,
even if you had loved it. And I am very glad that I went to see The Truman Show,
twice, no matter what you feel about it. But (listen up, Jamie's ego), I would
sorely miss your input here. Without it, my decision making process would
be like a pizza without cheese, fudge without walnuts, peanut butter without
jelly, popcorn without salt. In other words...possible, but not nearly as
enjoyable.


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 Response 176 of 449: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Tue, Oct  6, 1998 (17:56) * 1 lines 
 
or fudge popcorn without walnutty jellypeanut salted-butter even!


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 Response 177 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Tue, Oct  6, 1998 (22:40) * 100 lines 
 
I understand alot of what you're saying, Charlotte---like the part about how
you value my reactions to movies because they enter into your decision-making
process along with all the other things (trailers, reviews), and then you
make your own independent choice.

It sticks in my mind that "Well, I blatantly ignored Jim's subtle warnings and I went to see Simon Birch on Friday" could imply that if you hadn't
"blatantly ignored Jim's subtle warnings" then you would have not gone to
see "Simon Birch". Maybe it doesn't imply that at all. But that's where
my confusion stems from. Also, using that same possibly highly inaccurate
implication, if I had said something similar or more negative about
"The Truman Story" as what I'd said about "Simon Birch", and if I'd said
it before you'd seen "The Truman Story", then you would have not gone to
see "The Truman Story". Even if, after having seen it, you're very
glad you've seen it, you might not have seen it if you'd seen something
negative from me about it before you'd seen it.

"I will pay more attention to you in the future, Jim"---that could mean
that you might not have seen "The Truman Story" in the first place (and
may be staying away from it to this day) if you paid more attention
to something I said about it if I'd said something negative about it
before you'd seen it. And that seems different from what you're saying
about how you consider lots of things besides just my thing---also, taking
the scenario in this paragraph, if you had considered lots of other
things, and then each time you considered my thing, if my thing has the
effect on you that it sounds like it does from those words in quotes, then
it seems like my thing more determining than the other things, and not
just more determining, but also overly determining.

It feels like there's a difference going on between valuing my reaction
to a movie and using it as a warning system to not see a movie,
and sort of reprimanding yourself for not having paid more attention to
warnings in my reaction.

But you're saying I worrieth too much. And that could imply that it's
too common or natural to read a negative reaction as a kind of guide to
beware of the movie being reacted to, and to really consider staying
away from it....and that to corroborate what you
thought my negative reaction was, to 'Simon Birch', by way of saying that
you wished, in so many words, that you hadn't done what you did (seen it), is nice way of giving me encouragement---something like that?

I think what I'm saying is that I think I've said to other people something
similar to what you said to me, and it felt to me like what you're saying it feels like to you. But for some reason, this time around, being on the receiving end of it, it felt different. It felt like my reaction was weighing in heavier than a valued input for you, that it was a 'don't see/warning/guidance system', and feels like something different from just valued input.

I can sense how this sort of talk on my part can cause tension, if
it feels like worrying too much or overanalyzing or being ridiculous.
But what if it actually makes sense....in some valid sense....?
What if it's looked at as something that we all go through and isn't
exactly smooth sailing.....I don't mean to be a curmudgeon....I mean
to inquire into 2 different meanings (that may not be different after all),
and I wanted to be clear about how my confusion stemmed from those words
of yours that I put into quotes.

Here's another notion:
we often say one thing and do another.
I can tell my friend Gerard that I like to hear what he says about certain
things and regard it
very highly when considering stuff. But in actuality, I rely very heavily
on what he says and just go by it fairly blindly because it makes things
easier and also because I like how he thinks and stuff. But I of course
tend to withhold from him this truth, and tell him stuff that implies that
I'm not concealing the truth that I withhold. He may sense otherwise by certain
things that I've told him that I may have forgotten that I've said, but
that he still remembers. He may question me about it, and I may be caught
red-handed, and then I may admit that I wanted to look to him like I was
more level-headed and reflective of many points of input. And he may say
back that while he was sensing something was amiss there, before he asked
me directly about it, that it was getting to him and making him feel like
not what he wanted to feel like---like too much of a beacon or something.

The coolest things about a movie don't have to do with whether the movie
should be seen or not, it seems to me. Like a movie that I couldn't stand, I wouldn't want to mention it if that was all I was gonna say. If I didn't
like a movie, I'd like to say why, and that 'why' is where the value is
in my reaction, not in whether it's best to stay away from seeing it.
Consumer choice---should I see it or not---can consume us more than we
might realize. We might even all agree that it's impossible to separate
out the consumer choice part of reading movie reactions. Maybe it's too
normal or natural or human, or maybe in our modern culture with so many
choices to be made with so many things in life, it's unavoidable.

I just wish the stuff I say could be read as only reactions to be considered
for their ideas and their situational content---like looking at something
that happened to you today and wondering about it, feeling it, but not
necessarily using that experience as a warning to not do the experience
again at a later time....because at a later time, the "same" experience
can look quite similar but have many important things going on in it that
are different from the earlier "same" experience.

But I admit that I pan stuff, like all I'm really doing is nothing MORE than panning it, which
really means that all I'm really doing is warning anyone to watch out about
this movie.....in other words, I'm acting like some sort of beacon.

So I think I'm contradicting myself, aren't I?

It doesn't make me a complete ninny, though. But complete ninnies are real saturated in contradiction.....I think I'm drenched, but I may not be dripping.... well I take that back....there's a puddle here now.

I just hope nobody read any of Response 177 (this response). You didn't, did you?

Man, do I ever have no idea what I'm talking about. I need a dumpster to
live out the rest of my days in. I guess I'll go look for one right now.



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 Response 178 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Oct  7, 1998 (00:17) * 1 lines 
 
Jim, you're starting to sound like the way my brain thinks...


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 Response 179 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus  (terry) * Wed, Oct  7, 1998 (08:10) * 3 lines 
 
LePlep, can you expound more on the 5th Element?

Anyone seen the new Robin Williams movie?


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 Response 180 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus  (terry) * Wed, Oct  7, 1998 (08:11) * 1 lines 
 
... since you've seen the 5th Element 7 times.


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 Response 181 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Wed, Oct  7, 1998 (11:10) * 14 lines 
 
I've also seen it 7 times, or maybe 6 or 8. I've lost track.
The Fifth Element is just plain fun (to me). No deep and profound
thinking required. Just hop on and go for a ride through a visual
smorgasboard. Fine comic performances all around, but especially
from Ian Holm (is there anything this man cannot do?). This film
contains what must surely be the funniest mugging scene in cinema
history. Once you've seen it a couple of times, you begin to feel
like you're at a party with well-known friends. You anticipate the
scenes you love, and you know the dialogue by heart. I was never
one of the Rocky Horror Picture Show junkies, but I imagine
that what I feel when I watch The Fifth Element is similar
to their rapture.

("Anybody else wanna negotiate?")


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 Response 182 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Thu, Oct  8, 1998 (21:07) * 18 lines 
 
Is there another Leplep in your life, Terry?
I saw "The Fifth Element" one time, back when it first came out.
But it's fun to think that I'm 2 people, and one of me is going around
saying I've 7 times seen Looloo do what she does in that movie.

Response 169 had some junk on "What Dreams May Come" (Robin Williams new flick)

Did you (Terry) see "The Fifth Element"? If so, was it for you kinda like what it was for Charlotte? I wonder what feelings you felt, what crazy notions
came to you....mmmm.... and it's just fun to fancy you being IN the movie, some character
that operated as a go-between between Looloo and the Bruce Willis character, and
that now you're checking in with us to tell us what it was like to be in that movie and to be that character.....yeah, and you're singing for us this
song that you sang in the movie....that song that you sang that lasted only
31 seconds, or was 21 sec.?

Actually, I've never seen a movie 3 times. Only about 5, probably, I've
seen twice. I really like the element of surprise---don't know what's gonna
happen next.... not that the element of surprise is the 5th element or
anything.....


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 Response 183 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Oct  8, 1998 (21:38) * 1 lines 
 
I wanna watch Glory and Nightbreed again...hmmm...


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 Response 184 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Fri, Oct  9, 1998 (22:34) * 1 lines 
 
Think I'll take the kiddos to the $2 Sunday matinee of the Parent Trap remake.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 185 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Sat, Oct 10, 1998 (01:43) * 15 lines 
 
Don't do it, Autumn. It's a trap.
You might not be able to get out of this one.
Bet it will test all your mettle.
Hope you're at the top of your game Sunday afternoon.
If you want to wait, they'll probably release you by Tuesday.
Don't carry too much money on you.
Carry lotsa candy---that's one of the best bribes.
Yeah, if ya bring lotsa candy, you could get out even before all the credits roll.
But it's still takin' a chance.
You might be pushed into having to become another frantic Indiana Jones.
I could start preparing you for it by calling you Indiana.
Or would Maryland be a little closer?





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 Response 186 of 449: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Mon, Oct 12, 1998 (13:20) * 2 lines 
 
Uh oh...
did she make it out safely?


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 Response 187 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Mon, Oct 12, 1998 (20:40) * 3 lines 
 
Whew--they let me out a day early for good behavior!

Actually, it was a pretty cute remake, if a little long by Disney standards (a solid 2 hours). Juliette liked it, Lydia didn't get it, and my sister cried throughout the whole movie.


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 Response 188 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Mon, Oct 12, 1998 (21:44) * 5 lines 
 
I was sitting behind Lydia---that's the only reason she didn't get it.
But she met a great new friend. We messed around alot. Glad you liked
the movie enough to not notice what we were doing. Me and Lydia were
so lucky---the stuff we got away with! Can't wait till next time. She's
really alotta fun. Especially at movies.


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 Response 189 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Sun, Oct 25, 1998 (20:18) * 10 lines 
 
"The Mighty"
If you have kids who are like between 9 and 16 (I have several hundred--- thankfully, none of them know who their father is), this movie is for them, and maybe for you. I liked it alot. But almost all because of
Kieran Culkin. It's his eyes. They're so much fun. The looks he gives
Elden Henson are delicate and mischievous and challenging, and totally
alive---they really wake Max up. Elden Henson plays Max (the Mighty), and Kieran Culkin plays Kevin (the Freak). It's based on a book, "Freak the Mighty". The movie is "Simon Birch, Part Two". So many similarities. But "The Mighty" is pretty watchable. There's alotta tough spots they have to get themselves out of, the biggest being their own lonelinesses, their isolated miserable lives. So they discover each other.
Kevin has the same disease Simon Birch has. Max has the body and legs and Kevin has the brain, and when they become friends, Kevin is often perched on Max's shoulders, and Kevin gives them both a joined name:
Freak the Mighty. The way their friendship begins is like it was conceived with its own birth---I mean they both got impregnated with something that reproduced life for both of them. How they became friends.....um, well, it started out slender and meager, and then it grew on them very naturally and prevailed. They have lots of real adventures. The Kevin character is as precocious as Simon Birch and Will Hunting, and I liked seeing how he, Kevin, would react when he was really provoked, under threateni
g conditions, and also under intimate conditions. "The Mighty" jerked tears from me during those times when Kevin passed through people's defenses with his facial expressions, his rapier wit, his voice, and most of all his impish delight. Sometimes it happens to me that a character in a film I've just seen will come back to live inside me for maybe 20 minutes at most and vanish forever. Kieran Culkin did that to me as I was driving home. It was like his personality was going on inside me for about 10
inutes. And I wish the movie had more challenges for him, like that one in the bar in "Good Will Hunting" where Will and that other student were going at it for a while. Yeah, I woulda liked to have seen Freak (Kevin) and Blade do that in their own way. The kid who played Blade looked kinda interesting. "The Mighty" is still a whole other flick from "Simon Birch", those two movies have differences that are pretty different. The Max character was compelling good acting.



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 190 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sun, Oct 25, 1998 (22:52) * 1 lines 
 
I had already added this one to my rental list based on a review I read in the newspaper--thanks for the affirmation, Jim. Have you met Joe Black yet?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 191 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Mon, Oct 26, 1998 (09:11) * 1 lines 
 
Not yet. Have met him before in other movies, though.....heh-heh....


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 192 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Oct 26, 1998 (09:32) * 2 lines 
 
Do you ever watch Siskel and Ebert, LePlep?



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 Response 193 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Mon, Oct 26, 1998 (10:39) * 15 lines 
 
Ebert's personality isn't so appetizing for me.
They go over movies I haven't seen yet.
And I like to go into a movie with no preconceptions.
I'd like to know who's in a movie and whether it won some award and
who the director is---I get all that from the Austin Chronicle.
I'd like to know if they gave a movie 2 thumbs up.
I'd probably like the show ok if I'd already seen the films.
Sometimes that's the case and they're okay.
Ebert's written reviews are pretty worthwhile reading, if I've already
seen the movie.
Never read anything by Siskel.
Ebert gets into this emotionally stuffy/huffy crusty rigid crotchety and dyspeptic manner when they disagree with each other.
I'd rather he just pull the stick out from up his butt.
But he doesn't ever pull his pants down and do the deed.
So I just switch the channel to the one that's always auctioning off these really different fake beards at ridiculously low prices.


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 Response 194 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Mon, Oct 26, 1998 (12:20) * 4 lines 
 
I saw ANTZ this weekend. It was ok. Not nearly as miraculous
as all the hype leads you to believe. Pretty mundane storyline. A few
spectacular images. Excellent animation. But I still think Toy Story
is the superior film.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 195 of 449: Mike Griggs (mikeg) * Tue, Oct 27, 1998 (14:40) * 2 lines 
 
Toy Story is a wonderful wonderful film - "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" :-)



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 Response 196 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Oct 28, 1998 (10:53) * 1 lines 
 
That's right, an all-around fun movie.


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 Response 197 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Oct 29, 1998 (17:40) * 1 lines 
 
Like Aliens?


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 Response 198 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Thu, Oct 29, 1998 (23:09) * 32 lines 
 
or maybe like "Western"?

"Western"
It was in french, subtitles were in English though (not Afrikaans like last time), so the only person there in the audience who didn't have to
read 'em was Autumn, but I dunno if she liked the movie at all (she kept kicking my butt the whole way back to the car, after the show).
The center of the story was its own easy going movement.
It had its focus on a quirky relationship between these 2 men.
A relationship that came outa nowhere and could come apart as easily as it could fumble back together again.
These 2 guys were real different from each other and they did stuff together that you just don't see people do.
They made it work.
It worked real well.
I thought I would give people more of a chance after I saw this movie.
This one guy would mess up a lot, like it was in him to do that because of how he saw himself and because he sorta didn't know any better.
This other guy did well with people, but he was I think somehow
truly affected by the guy who messed up, starting with the hospital scene (which was real near the beginning).
The one guy was real steady and would give people a chance.
The other guy was driven but in a sort of gypsy way, a lost way that was always hoping he would finally find a way to make things work.
They really helped each other to realign themselves to each other after each of the many bad episodes they had with each other.
It took some doing. But they worked it through each time.
You can really feel the struggle they were going through with each other.
But the pace and open air of their always changing circumstances could touch you where you were willing to let in their undeveloped but developing small but larger amounts of companionable friendship.
You could see them getting to see what they meant to each other.
This movie was really well put together.
So human, and also so nicely non-big budget, non-Hollywood.
A french sensibility with a cool spirit of adventure.
With tough situations like jealousy and rejection and dislocation.
And self-image taking a big hit sometimes.
It's funny how their surroundings and the controlling factors would shift so frequently and with such a swift vigor that made me WANT to trust the road "Western" was taking.






 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 199 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Mon, Nov  2, 1998 (11:42) * 1 lines 
 
Went to the $2 movies last night and saw "There's Something about Mary." Turns out there's really nothing about Mary. Laughed in spite of myself a few times--brought out the lowest common denominator in the audience. The humor was pretty base.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 200 of 449: George Klos  (osceola) * Mon, Nov  2, 1998 (12:21) * 3 lines 
 
The discount theater in my neighborhood keeps the same movies for weeks and weeks, and usually it's nothing I want to see. Or there hasn't been anything I want to see in over a month. I can't even remember the last one I saw.

I hate being carless. There's a theater up in Round Rock (a suburb north of Austin) that has a lot of competition from a new mega-complex, so they have $2 matinees and $4 admission every night -- and they're all first-run features. It's so far away city buses stop about three miles short of the theater :(


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 201 of 449: Mike Griggs (mikeg) * Mon, Nov  2, 1998 (16:05) * 1 lines 
 
I saw "Awakenings" with Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. It was super super super super super *grin*


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 202 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Mon, Nov  2, 1998 (18:06) * 5 lines 
 
I agree. I read some critic's remarks lately, to the effect that
Robin Williams' "bearded" roles always seem to be much better than his
"beardless" roles. I'm inclined to agree. :)




 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 203 of 449: Mike Griggs (mikeg) * Tue, Nov  3, 1998 (15:28) * 2 lines 
 
Autumn: I *loved* "There's Something About Mary" - it is my film of the year, and is up there in my top five films *ever*! - anybody even vaguely thinking about seeing it should definitely go.
George: Why are you car-less old chap?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 204 of 449: George Klos  (osceola) * Tue, Nov  3, 1998 (17:10) * 1 lines 
 
There's something drawing power out of the battery. No, it's not the alternator. To save money, I got a friend of mine to fix it in March because I don't have to pay him all at once, like a garage would expect, but he can't locate the problem. No one can. I also got him to do it because the problem started after he put in a new water pump.


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 Response 205 of 449: Mike Griggs (mikeg) * Tue, Nov  3, 1998 (17:28) * 1 lines 
 
ouch...sounds awkward...


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 Response 206 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Nov  4, 1998 (20:02) * 3 lines 
 
Mike, what exactly did you find likable about "Mary"? Some of the stuff with the dog was very funny, but other than that it was pretty gross. I wouldn't think that someone who was into nuclear physics would pick that film to tickle their funnybone!

George, too bad about the car. Hopefully you can still get transportation to the nearest video store?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 207 of 449: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Wed, Nov  4, 1998 (21:26) * 5 lines 
 
i loved 'mary', too... yeah, it was dumb, and gross, but
that was sort of the point i think... (and i like just about
everything ben stiller does)...

watching beavis and butthead (doing america and all) currently...


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 208 of 449: Mike Griggs (mikeg) * Fri, Nov  6, 1998 (15:50) * 1 lines 
 
Whoever said i was "into" nuclear physics, autumn? :-) It's the bane of my life :)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 209 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Nov 23, 1998 (20:59) * 7 lines 
 
ok, i finally saw breakdown. am still waiting to go to the store to rent city of angels...
see, george, you're not so bad, i'm lucky to see a movie during it's showtime. but
we (read: the whole family) drug ourselves out to see antz, which, IMMHO, was
not a show meant for children under the age of, uh, 13...cuz i don't think my 9
year old got it...didn't understand the woody allen routine, nothing--but who'd
expect him to. though, on a positive note, the effects were pretty good. and
my kids didn't suffer too much from the cursing and all....


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 Response 210 of 449: Tim Guenther  (TIM) * Mon, Nov 23, 1998 (21:32) * 1 lines 
 
City of Angels is excellent. You'll Love it.


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 Response 211 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Nov 24, 1998 (20:20) * 1 lines 
 
Saw "Feeling Minnesota" (Cameron Diaz, Keanu Reeves) last night. I didn't particularly like, nor would I recommend it, but the dynamics between the brothers were interesting.


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 Response 212 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Tue, Nov 24, 1998 (20:27) * 4 lines 
 
I didn't like it either, Autumn. I only watched it because I am a huge fan of Vincent D'Onofrio, and I will watch anything that has him in it.

If you can find it, rent "The Whole Wide World". It's the true story of the
misfit who wrote the Conan the Barbarian stories.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 213 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Nov 25, 1998 (05:19) * 3 lines 
 
I taped the Ice Storm a couple of nights ago, now to find time to watch
it!



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 214 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Wed, Nov 25, 1998 (21:35) * 17 lines 
 
i watched it the other day-what can i say, it's really out there, but it wasn't too
bad...really captured the essence of "growing up" for all parties involved-including
the adults....

did manage to see feeling minnesota (at least part of it) and what i saw i didn't
care for too much.

then there's the one with batgirl (her name slips my mind-but she's the gal in the picture on the top left side of babes) and some dude where she's pretending to be kidnapped and i only saw the end.

speaking of only seeing the end: i caught the last 10 minutes of contact-but it
didn't give a thing away (and for one, i thought jodie wasn't going to come back after seeing the previews). good thing it shows again on saturday at 4:30 central time. will definately see it then.

oh, and i saw a movie about a bunch of kids all grown up who went to visit their
old camp and found out it was going to close-sorry, old age, you know, (or is
this a result of too much sweet n low?) can't remember the title. it had diane lane, elizabeth something (not mcgovern)--from big--and a bunch of other people i
can't name. it wasn't too bad.



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 215 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sun, Nov 29, 1998 (19:54) * 3 lines 
 
I got "Contact" from the library this weekend, wolf, and really enjoyed it. I was afraid it was going to be too sci-fi-ish, but it was a nice brainy mix of science and adventure, with a dab of romance thrown in (the weakest element, I thought).

Charlotte, what else has Vincent D'Onofrio done? I had never heard of him before this film.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 216 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Nov 29, 1998 (20:52) * 10 lines 
 
the movie i couldn't think of any of the actors was called excess baggage
(alicia silverstone). and i missed contact on saturday. boo hoo! will have to
rent it along with city of angels, which, i still haven't seen..

this weekend i caught event horizon, which, to me, didn't make any sense. and i
saw a life less ordinary, which kinda reminded me of excess baggage......

charlotte: i've never heard of him either.

hi autumn!!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 217 of 449: Ray Lopez (ratthing) * Sun, Nov 29, 1998 (22:47) * 4 lines 
 

D'Onofrio was also in one of my favorite movies "Stuart Saves His
Family."



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 218 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Sun, Nov 29, 1998 (22:47) * 41 lines 
 
Here is the filmography for Vincent D'Onofrio:


Abbie! (1999) .... Abbie Hoffman
Impostor (1999) .... Hathaway
Taking of Pelham One Two Three, The (1998) (TV) .... Mr. Blue
13th Floor, The (1998)
Claire Dolan (1998) .... Elton Garrett
Newton Boys, The (1998) .... Dock Newton
Velocity of Gary, The (1998) .... Valentino
Men in Black (1997) .... Edgar
Boy's Life 2 (1997) (segment "Nunzio's Second Cousin") .... Tony Randozza
Nunzio's Second Cousin (1997)
Feeling Minnesota (1996) .... Sam Clayton
Good Luck (1996) .... Tony "Ole" Olezniak
Guy (1996) .... Guy
Whole Wide World, The (1996) .... Robert E. Howard
Winner, The (1996) .... Philip
Strange Days (1995) .... Steckler
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Hotel Paradise (1995)
Ed Wood (1994) .... Orson Welles
Imaginary Crimes (1994) .... Mr. Webster
Being Human (1993) .... Priest
Household Saints (1993) .... Joseph Santangelo
Mr. Wonderful (1993) .... Dominic
Malcolm X (1992) .... Bill Newman
Salt on Our Skin (1992) .... Gavin
Player, The (1992) .... David Kahane
Dying Young (1991) .... Gordon
Crooked Hearts (1991) .... Charley Warren
Fires Within (1991) .... Sam
JFK (1991) .... Bill Newman
Naked Tango (1990) .... Cholo
Signs of Life (1989) .... Daryl
Blood of Heroes, The (1988) (as Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio) .... Young Gar
Mystic Pizza (1988) .... Bill
Full Metal Jacket (1987) .... Pvt. Leonard "Gomer Pyle"
Adventures in Babysitting (1987) .... Dawson
First Turn-On!!, The (1983) .... Lobotomy



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 219 of 449: George Klos  (osceola) * Sun, Nov 29, 1998 (22:47) * 5 lines 
 
Finally, something I want to see a the local discount theater. Saw "Mask of Zorro" -- good, light entertainment. That actress Zeta-Jones -- YOW!! Where has she been all my life?

Saw "Snake Eyes" the next day. The first part of it is visually very interesting. Terrific camera work. The assassination conspiracy plot is really dumb and farfetched (as all assassination conspiracy films seem to be) and so once the great camera work is done and you start paying attention to the plot the film goes downhill. Nicholas Cage and Gary Sinise have done better. But for $1.50 it was worth it.

Next week "Something About Mary." Boy,no movies for months and now I'm gorging on them!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 220 of 449: George Klos  (osceola) * Sun, Nov 29, 1998 (22:47) * 1 lines 
 
Vincent D'Onofrio was also in an episode of "Homicide" last year about a man pushed onto the subway tracks and pinned between the train and the platform. It was a really memorable episode of TV.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 221 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Sun, Nov 29, 1998 (22:47) * 15 lines 
 
Vincent D'Onofrio

Date of birth (location)
30 June 1959,
Brooklyn, New York, USA.


Notable TV guest appearances

1."Homicide: Life on the Street" (1993) in episode: "Subway" (episode # 6.7) 12/5/1997
2."Equalizer, The" (1985) in episode: "Suspicion of Innocence" 1987
3."Equalizer, The" (1985) in episode: "Counterfire" 1986
4."Life Goes On" (1989/I) playing "Victor" in episode: "Basketball Player, The" 1990




 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 222 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Dec  1, 1998 (20:05) * 3 lines 
 
By George, I think you've got it! I do remember him as the obnoxious guy caught in the subway tracks. All those movie credits and I don't think I've seen but one or two of those films, and none of them memorable. Oh well.

Snake Eyes and Rounders are both at the $2 movie place. I'm still saving my pennies for Pleasantville, which is coming in a couple weeks.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 223 of 449: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Fri, Dec 18, 1998 (20:30) * 2 lines 
 
Saw "A Bug's Life" the other night.
Really enjoyed it. Forget the morals and the feel good ending... the characters were just hysterical and the outtakes were quite the event (Stick around for all the credits!)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 224 of 449: T Patrick McCourt  (PT) * Sat, Dec 19, 1998 (12:02) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks, I'm going to have to see that.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 225 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Dec 21, 1998 (16:15) * 5 lines 
 
saw Star Trek last night (ANOTHER first run!!!! in a month or so, they'll be nothing at the cheapo theatre I ain't seen!)

okay... just like an episode only bigger.
No real groovy effects (which I kinda expected)
I'd save it for a really boring evening.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 226 of 449: T Patrick McCourt  (PT) * Mon, Dec 21, 1998 (16:58) * 1 lines 
 
Saw Dr. Doolittle on videotape, with Eddie Murphy. It was great.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 227 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Dec 21, 1998 (16:58) * 3 lines 
 
Saw "Life is Wonderful" last night.
Left the theatre with bubbles of emotion bursting out everywhere and little questions knocking around in my head.
I loved the movie. I loved the characters. I was fascinated with the story and pleased with the range of emotions the movie help facillitate in my little head.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 228 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Mon, Dec 21, 1998 (16:58) * 5 lines 
 
Stacey, is this the one with Roberto Begnini? "Life is Beautiful"?

I saw "Waking Ned Devine" Friday night. It's no "Full Monty", but it
is delightful, charming, and hilarious in parts. Hard to find, but
worth the effort.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 229 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Dec 21, 1998 (16:58) * 2 lines 
 
yes Charlotte...
go see it!!!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 230 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Tue, Dec 29, 1998 (00:42) * 28 lines 
 
This movie, 'The Celebration', has subtitles.
But it's a really good movie.
At first it takes some getting used to.
Some of the characters are not so appetizing.
And you wonder what you're really watching.
It doesn't seem to be leading to much through about the first half.
But it's a really good movie.
Because it does kick in.
And really says something.
And the way it happens has all the threads and pieces fitting together eventually.
Emotions and personality tendencies make sense.
The acting stays with you long after the pause of time.
It's so strange to walk into their situation and be a part of it.
You look around the table wondering what's gonna happen next
and who's gonna do what.
The director is pretty good at what he does.
You're just amazed that you've seen what you saw, how it unfolded.
And how you, too, were thrown by the turn of events, as it winds its way to reaching a critical mass finally.
I just think how it's interesting that we are all really the father.
I just made that up, but I think it's really true.
But also we're all really the son, too......the sons, and both daughters.
This movie, I wish most movies could get to me like this did.
It makes me hungry for difficult human subjects that somehow a great director, actors, etc. can
skillfully move in and out of tense unsure masterful revealing of what we're really like.
Powerful.
And it had some cool cinematic camera effects that had just the right understated expressive effect.
Gonna be 'best foreign film' oscar winner hands down.
I think it did that at Cannes.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 231 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Tue, Dec 29, 1998 (10:20) * 11 lines 
 
Well, I crossed 4 movies off my wish-list over the weekend:

Shakespeare in Love
Patch Adams
You've Got Mail
Prince of Egypt

Clear leader of the pack was Shakespeare in Love. Delightful, wonderful,
enchanting film. All the others could have waited for rental.

Hope to see Gods and Monsters this week.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 232 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Tue, Dec 29, 1998 (19:18) * 31 lines 
 
Stacey hasn't been here yet, right?
I don't think she has.
Good --- then I've got a better chance of making it all the way into 1999.
Uh, that film, 'Life is Beautiful', I didn't know it was in Italian with
subbies (subtitles).
A foreign film, and it just happened to win the darn Grand Prix at Cannes.
'The Celebration' was co-winner of the darn Jury Prize at Cannes.
So do I now think 'The Celebration' will hands down win 'best foreign film' on Oscar night?
Nopers.
And how many other great contenders are there out there?
What a blowhard statement ("gonna be 'best foreign film' oscar winner hands down").

The lengths Roberto Benigni (in 'Life Is Beautiful')would go to win the attentions of his real-life
wife's character, and the lengths he would go to preserve the innocent
well-being of his son under the worst of conditions, was something else.
His lengths involve humor and tremendous imagination.
And they involve kids.
When he impersonates a school auditor, he does it in front of kids, and she
is their teacher.
He had to see her and get her attention.
He's a slapstick/pratfall kinda guy.
But he's much more than that.
What keeps sticking in my mind, again and again, is the way he would look
when he had to come up with an effective comeback to his son's questions
or assertions.
Benigni would look up and buy time, with a "no, uh, uh, no, uh" or something
like that, and then the inspiration would come, and he'd talk to his son
like what he was saying was tremendously informational and very deliciously
important to get behind on.
He's a kid at heart, through and through, so kids are pretty important to him.



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 233 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Tue, Dec 29, 1998 (20:12) * 3 lines 
 
"Life is Beautiful" is also on my "to see" list.

Just moved up a couple of notches. Thanks, Jim. :)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 234 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Dec 30, 1998 (18:35) * 1 lines 
 
Definitely adding "The Celebration" to my list, if it evoked that much pathos in Jim ("Life is Beautiful" was already on my list). Who knows, maybe it will win an Oscar after all? I plan to rent beaucoup movies in the coming weeks--got a Blockbuster gift certificate for Xmas from my in-laws (thank God it wasn't another pink nightgown!)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 235 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Wed, Dec 30, 1998 (19:11) * 5 lines 
 
I hope you don't wear all those pink nightgowns at the same time, Autumn.
oooh, try this: glitter warpaint and tortoiseshell glasses, yeah and a
bottle of Ripple....the setting? a late-night candlelight vigil, with you
on the piano playin' boogie woogie with your toes.....oh man, I'm gettin'
the picture real clear now....yikes but it's a doozie.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 236 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Dec 30, 1998 (19:21) * 1 lines 
 
(*cough*) Actually, I happen to like the taste of Ripple. Not as sweet as Boone's Farm (or my other favorite, TJ Swann), but close! Unfortunately, the piano lessons just didn't pay off for my parents. Perhaps if they'd let me use my toes it would be a different story today, hmm? (I despise pink! I would much prefer a tortoiseshell nightgown to match the glasses.)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 237 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Wed, Dec 30, 1998 (19:28) * 1 lines 
 
You got it, it's in the mail ('you've got mail').


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 238 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Jan  1, 1999 (19:36) * 1 lines 
 
mmmm...tortoise shell...


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 239 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Jan  1, 1999 (20:50) * 1 lines 
 
watched Misbegotten the other night. had kevin dillon playing a psychopath. was kinda scarey, interesting and sad. no oscar material though.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 240 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Fri, Jan  1, 1999 (22:50) * 1 lines 
 
Got "Eve's Bayou" from the library, but haven't watched it yet--tomorrow. Happy New Year, springeurs!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 241 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jan  2, 1999 (02:01) * 1 lines 
 
watched Bloodsport 3 and Peacekeepers tonight


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 242 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Mon, Jan  4, 1999 (11:15) * 1 lines 
 
I saw Life is Beautiful last night. Lives up to all the hype.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 243 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Jan  6, 1999 (19:38) * 3 lines 
 
Double feature at the dollar theatre on SUnday night...
Practical Magic (kinda cute and funny but not real lasting)
Seige (more tense and difficult that I imagined, I am having some problems getting the thoughts outta my mind... so it rates)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 244 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Thu, Jan  7, 1999 (15:06) * 3 lines 
 
Wer, did those two cancel each other out?

I kind of liked "Eve's Bayou". Perhaps a lukewarm endorsement, but there it is.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 245 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Jan  8, 1999 (00:00) * 5 lines 
 
Not really, Autumn...the following night I watched The Relic and Contact,
then the next day watched Badlands...

(and, yes, these are about the average time that I see movies for the
first time after their release...)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 246 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sun, Jan 10, 1999 (11:55) * 1 lines 
 
Don't feel bad--I just saw "Contact" last month, and I've never even heard of "Relic."


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 247 of 449: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Jan 11, 1999 (00:16) * 27 lines 
 
we saw 'practical magic' at this beautiful old theater
downtown, few weeks ago... was the second half of double
feature (with 'the wizard of oz', which we actually were
there to see, cause we'd never seen it on the big screen)...
'wizard' of course was amazing, 'magic' was terribly disappointing
(being a sandra bullock fan,and an aidan quinn fan too,
really wanted to like the movie... but it was just awful)...

saw 'shakespeare' last week (we saw it twice actually, loved it
that much...and we may end up seeing it again)... 'ned devine' was
excellent as well... was undeniably a little self-conciously... um,
'adorable' 'cute', whatever... but didn't cross the line all that
badly, and we enjoyed it a lot... we saw 'you've got mail' too...
to call it a bad movie wouldn't be fair... but it should've been,
deserved to be, redeemed just a little by the wattage of the hanks-
ryan persona... nora ephron has written a couple of very decent
screenplays, this wasn't one... have seen the original, the movie
it was based on whatever anumber of times... jimmy stewart's 'the
shop around the corner' is a wonderful film, far far (far) superior
to this... if you haven't seen it, save yourself the 8 bucks... rent
this for 49 cents at your video store instead, you won't regret it...

far and away the best film we saw this holiday season was 'henry bloom'...
thomas jay ryan is a terrific actor, fashioned an unforgettable character,
and the film was successful on every level... one of the reasons i love
movies, this one...



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 248 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Mon, Jan 11, 1999 (09:41) * 2 lines 
 
I saw Gods and Monsters yesterday. Formidable acting expertise
displayed. A little talky, but then I like those kinds of flicks. :)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 249 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Mon, Jan 11, 1999 (09:50) * 3 lines 
 
I can't find any information about Henry Bloom. Could the film
you are talking about be Henry Fool? *sigh* That's not playing
in my area anymore, either.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 250 of 449: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Jan 11, 1999 (23:27) * 16 lines 
 
yup, 'henry fool' is what i meant
cannot imagine where 'bloom' came from
(was a movie from the seventies i think,
'bloom in love' with george segal
has nothing whatsoever to do with the
film i just saw... but um anyway)

i really really wanta see 'gods and monsters'
james whale is among my favorite directors, and
from what i've seen the film looks fascinating

some time this week we're gonna see the
oscar wilde film (hmm, is it 'wilde'? or is it
'oscar'? cant seem to keep it straight)




 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 251 of 449: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Jan 11, 1999 (23:28) * 2 lines 
 
(no pun intended i swear)



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 252 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Tue, Jan 12, 1999 (23:01) * 3 lines 
 
okay...

watched 'Watchers' for the first time the other night...


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 253 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Tue, Jan 12, 1999 (23:02) * 2 lines 
 
Who was the female co-star with Yule Brenner(sp?)
in 'The King and I'?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 254 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Wed, Jan 13, 1999 (09:32) * 1 lines 
 
Deborah Kerr


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 255 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Jan 13, 1999 (18:00) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks, Charlotte!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 256 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Jan 13, 1999 (20:16) * 1 lines 
 
My, you two have been busy! The last film I saw was "Eve's Bayou."


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 257 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Wed, Jan 13, 1999 (20:25) * 9 lines 
 
I was the one who kept her hair in place....
you can't see me because it was my job, on the crew, to be a master at not being seen (had to work closely with the camera person for best angles)

I'm also the one holding Yul's hair outta the way so he looks bald throughout the movie

it was a skill that just couldn't be passed on,
and now I'm forgotten and uncredited

today I just feel worthless and ugly and depressed and suicidal


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 258 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Jan 13, 1999 (20:39) * 1 lines 
 
Jim! Get thee to inner!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 259 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Wed, Jan 13, 1999 (20:45) * 15 lines 
 
some slippage there, with Autumn trying on the slipper

it does, though, give me an excellent opportunity to hardly mention that
it was me who turns Dr. Batiste on to all those women in "Eve's..."

I was just playing myself.
Again I ask you, although this is the first time, why is my acting footage left on the cutting room floor?
....what with my role being so critical to the action (and I mean action)

once more, here I am, more suicidal than I am depressed,
though more depressed than I am ugly,
though more ugly than I am worthless
and I feel incredibly worthless
as you would too, if this happened to you
....it's okay, I'll survive (or not)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 260 of 449: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Wed, Jan 13, 1999 (20:48) * 5 lines 
 
there you go again, Autumn
you're like a regular Cinderella or somebody with your slippers
have you tried on the ones made of glass, yet,
that the Prince is taking around to lovely young women of becoming qualities?



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 261 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Jan 13, 1999 (20:51) * 1 lines 
 
Nay, I fear my wicked stepmother dost protest too much.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 262 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Jan 13, 1999 (20:53) * 1 lines 
 
Oops, that's "doth", and besides, what kind of foundation is that for an alliance between two people--having the right shoe size? I guess empires have been built on a lot less, but I need a little more sympatico between me and my my mate!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 263 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Jan 13, 1999 (21:47) * 5 lines 
 
why, Autumn, you've had the power inside of you all along...

"There's no place like love."
"There's no place like love."
"There's no place like love."


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 264 of 449: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Jan 13, 1999 (22:08) * 1 lines 
 
If the shoe fits, wear it, huh?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 265 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Jan 13, 1999 (22:11) * 1 lines 
 
yes, Princess...


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 266 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Mon, Jun 14, 1999 (08:33) * 3 lines 
 
Took Zoe to see Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
at Deep Eddy Saturday night, we saw 101 Dalmations there
the Saturday before.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 267 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Mon, Jun 14, 1999 (21:33) * 5 lines 
 
We saw "The King and I" (animated version) recently, it sucked big time, even by Disney standards. S. took a carful of kids to the drive-in last week to see "Star Wars", which they all claimed to like.

Rented "Next Stop Wonderland" (big snooze), "Love and Death on Long Island" (interesting w/o being fascinating), and "7 Years in Tibet" (a bit slow) recently. Oh, and rented "Austin Powers I"--yeah, baby, yeah!!!




 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 268 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Tue, Jun 15, 1999 (14:05) * 1 lines 
 
oh YEAH, baby!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 269 of 449: Charlotte  (Charlotte) * Wed, Jun 16, 1999 (09:57) * 1 lines 
 
They still have drive-ins somewhere??


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 270 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Jun 16, 1999 (13:50) * 1 lines 
 
they do in Englewood (just south of Denver right off Santa Fe and 285)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 271 of 449: Alexander Schuth  (aschuth) * Wed, Jun 16, 1999 (16:00) * 1 lines 
 
Rhein-Main area has one or two, too... Need directions? ;=}


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 272 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Jun 17, 1999 (09:44) * 1 lines 
 
sure!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 273 of 449: Alexander Schuth  (aschuth) * Thu, Jun 17, 1999 (12:02) * 7 lines 
 
Sout of Frankfurt, near or in Neu-Isenburg, lies Autokino Gravenbruch. Showing now:

Autokino Gravenbruch Telefon 06102 / 55 00: Matrix, Do-Mi 22, Fr/Sa 00.45 Uhr.

Enjoy, Stacey.

There was another one to the west, along A66 between Frankfurt and Wiesbaden, but I don't know for sure if that still operates... Been there last year for a fleamarket, and it looked not too operational.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 274 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Jun 17, 1999 (15:56) * 3 lines 
 
they hold flea markets in the Englewood one as well!
.ok
damn, damn, damn,


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 275 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Jun 17, 1999 (17:45) * 1 lines 
 
too much coffee today, Stace?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 276 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Thu, Jun 17, 1999 (22:24) * 1 lines 
 
Long time, no see, Charlotte!!!


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 Response 277 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Jun 18, 1999 (10:22) * 4 lines 
 
no coffee
perhaps that was the problem

Brandon has promised to take me to the Phantom Menace this weekend!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 278 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Jun 18, 1999 (13:29) * 7 lines 
 
woo hoo!!

hi charlotte!

alex, i stayed overnight in rhein main last year! no movie seeing for me, though.

i just saw great expectations. i must say that that really was a great expectation. i wasn't necessarily impressed. like gwyneth, but ethan doesn't do anything for me. i loved the old lady but was disappointed that she wasn't in the wedding dress throughout the movie (read the book?)


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 Response 279 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Jun 19, 1999 (22:01) * 7 lines 
 
k, i went to the movies and saw two, back to back (kids out of town!)....

instinct: very good no matter what the critics say....there were some parts that seemed to slow it up (i was more interested in ethan's (hopkins) life with the gorillas--surprise, surprise)! it has lessons that i think a lot of people could learn from.

ap, the spy who shagged me: i dunno, didn't get into it, but did laugh a few times...there was a guy behind me who was funnier than the movie (he laughed the whole time). mike meyers is one talented actor-i esp. was impressed with the scottish character, let's just call him fat b. oh, luved mini-me, and mr evel was particularly funny along with his whole entourage.

we're renting rush hour and beloved....i'll review them later *grin*


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 280 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Jun 20, 1999 (18:04) * 3 lines 
 
rush hour didn't interest me very much....i like chris taylor in the fifth element but didn't find him funny in this one...seemed like he was trying to emulate eddie murphy in beverly hills cop and i just wanted him to be himself!

beloved was emotional....i am still confused about certain parts of the film....i didn't understand why beloved haunted the house and came back and then left again...perhaps it had to do with coming to grips with the past...usually i am very sensitive about a movie's underlying theme...maybe i should watch it again!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 281 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sun, Jun 20, 1999 (18:17) * 1 lines 
 
or maybe you just didn't have enough popcorn...


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 Response 282 of 449: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Thu, Feb  7, 2036 (06:27) * 13 lines 
 
i finally saw Episode 1.
loved it.
every bit.
When the screen went black and after"... galaxy far, far away..." came up I was smitten but when the John Williams music started pulsing.
Oh I just got so excited!
Like being seven again!
I was honored to know obiwan as a young Jedi knight and am compelled to discover the turning point which made young Anikan's future what I know it will become.
And do I know Luke's mother now?
I believe I do.
Oh I just really loved the whole damn thing.
I wish Episode Two were released already...
dum... da da dum...



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 283 of 449: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Thu, Feb  7, 2036 (06:29) * 1 lines 
 
(seeing as it's 2036, I suppose the movie should be out any day now, no?)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 284 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Jun 21, 1999 (19:25) * 2 lines 
 
We're back from the future.



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 285 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Jun 21, 1999 (21:29) * 5 lines 
 
i talked to a lady at work who saw beloved and she didn't understand the whole of it either. she said after the movie, she could hear others who didn't get it. so it wasn't just me. but i must say, the woman who played beloved deserves an award. she was excellent!!

on the disney channel, mary poppins is playing and i am gleefully watching it.

stacey: i was full of goosebumps listening to the star wars theme and reading the intro. i've been convinced to watch star wars with the additional footage. they said it didn't take anything away from the original.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 286 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Thu, Jun 24, 1999 (09:38) * 9 lines 
 
more movie reviews:

waterboy--i liked it and laughed most of it, better than AP....

rented stepmom last night--cried, a lot, julia roberts is wonderful even though i'm not a huge fan and susan serandon was most excellent...she has this way of using her face to say things that words cannot. it was a good chick flick.

tonight: everafter--finally get to see this one, will let you know.....

and don't forget: big daddy comes out tomorrow!!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 287 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Jun 25, 1999 (09:15) * 3 lines 
 
ever after: nice story. prince henry was ever so dashing. i really disliked angelica houston's character, but i suppose that was the point! am a little girl at heart, so fairy tales are still magical for me.

tonight--sliding doors.....


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 288 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Jun 25, 1999 (11:53) * 1 lines 
 
you are ms. movie watcher!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 289 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Jun 25, 1999 (11:54) * 1 lines 
 
B leaves the country on business for two weeks so I'll probably be seeing lots at the dollar theatre ($0.50) coming up soon!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 290 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Jun 25, 1999 (12:24) * 1 lines 
 
can't wait for your reviews (b's going out of the country?)


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 Response 291 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Jun 25, 1999 (13:56) * 9 lines 
 
Sao Paulo Brazil
Loiusville, Kentucky (which seems like a separate country!)
Copenhagen, Denmark
somewhere in Sweden
Hamburg, Germany
he leaves tomorrow returns for 48 hours on July 2
Leaves July 4 for Copenhagen
returns July 14.
quick trips all of em, but stacked together he's outta town for awhile...


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 292 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Jun 25, 1999 (15:29) * 1 lines 
 
i'll say and over the 4th of july too!


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 Response 293 of 449: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Fri, Jun 25, 1999 (16:26) * 4 lines 
 
yep... no schmancy red white and blue holiday for us...
*frown*

His parents have a party every year though and that'll be fun!


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 Response 294 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Jun 25, 1999 (20:26) * 2 lines 
 
What are your plans on the Fourth Stace'?



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 Response 295 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Jun 25, 1999 (20:54) * 1 lines 
 
i think the gal will be partying *woohoo*


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 Response 296 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Sat, Jun 26, 1999 (19:26) * 3 lines 
 
All-night movie rentals, back to back! ha-ha!

Wolf, did you like Sliding Doors? I loved it!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 297 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sun, Jun 27, 1999 (02:33) * 3 lines 
 
Stace, tell him to say hi to my relatives in Louisville...

saw The Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D tonight at Deep Eddy...


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 Response 298 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Jun 27, 1999 (08:49) * 1 lines 
 
Wow, the perfect movie to see in Deep Eddy. How was the water?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 299 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Sun, Jun 27, 1999 (13:04) * 1 lines 
 
do your relatives happen to work for GE there?


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 Response 300 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sun, Jun 27, 1999 (13:25) * 1 lines 
 
oh, probaly not but if he runs into a Roland, they'll be a relative...


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 301 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Jun 27, 1999 (16:19) * 1 lines 
 
autumn: i loved sliding doors. i'm especially happy that her choices got her to the right man sooner or later.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 302 of 449: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Mon, Jun 28, 1999 (05:11) * 1 lines 
 
We saw Rogue Trader on Friday. Interesting story, awful acting. Ewan McGregor was wooden.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 303 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Jun 28, 1999 (08:56) * 12 lines 
 
I assume this enigmatic 'we' is your fiancee? Or is she your wife yet?
Have you two found a place? In England?

I think I'll finally see 'analyze this' tonight...
purty lonely at home *wimper*

*grin*
lookit me! throwing my very own pity party...
anyone else care to join me?!

I also want to see that one with... oh poop, now I can't remember either of their names... two guys... action/scary...
nevermind, I'll come back to that.


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 Response 304 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Jun 28, 1999 (10:16) * 1 lines 
 
um, two guys, action/scary, does it include very large alligators?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 305 of 449: Alexander Schuth  (aschuth) * Mon, Jun 28, 1999 (11:13) * 1 lines 
 
Or any rabid canines?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 306 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Jun 28, 1999 (11:17) * 1 lines 
 
ummm... i don't think so


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 Response 307 of 449: Alexander Schuth  (aschuth) * Mon, Jun 28, 1999 (11:22) * 3 lines 
 
Too bad.

Hey, did anybody see "Abott and Costello meet the Wolfman"?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 308 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Jun 28, 1999 (20:48) * 5 lines 
 
i think that's taking place right here!

so stacey, which movie were you talking about?




 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 309 of 449: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Tue, Jun 29, 1999 (06:20) * 2 lines 
 
sorry, yes, that's Ca and I. we had a place sorted out before she arrived, so we're all moved in and playing at being domestic. Ikea, shopping, cooking and cleaning. Fun. We saw Notting Hill last weekend - quite good, but I didn't think Julia Roberts was particularly suited to the part. Hugh Grant was excellent, though, which surprised me (I'm not a big fan).



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 310 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Jun 29, 1999 (09:01) * 2 lines 
 
Lethal Weapon III?



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 311 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Tue, Jun 29, 1999 (12:15) * 1 lines 
 
i don't think I saw three... isn't four out already...


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 312 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Thu, Feb  7, 2036 (01:24) * 1 lines 
 
four is out on video...i don't recommend three, it was terrible (immho)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 313 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Jun 30, 1999 (11:04) * 1 lines 
 
four was pretty funny -- the one where the girls were preg-o right?


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 Response 314 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Wed, Jun 30, 1999 (20:17) * 3 lines 
 
Mike, the previews for Notting Hill didn't look very enticing to me. I've never heard of Rogue Trader, maybe it'll be released here later. Ewan MacGregor = Trainspotting? Not sure if it's the same actor.

IKEA, LOL!!! Have you hit Bed, Bath & Beyond yet? :-)


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 Response 315 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Jul  3, 1999 (18:00) * 2 lines 
 
just came back from a very packed theatre with kids in the ranges of 6 mo to 80 yrs. the place was packed and they had two screens dedicated to this disney film-yep, tarzan. it was alright. can't say it really, i dunno, kept comparing it to greystoke and christophe lampert. isn't that strange? well, i did, but i was distracted by this man next to me scratching himself. now i don't know if he scratched the goods or not, but the location of his hand was bothering me and i kept leaning the opposite direction
and almost was in my daughter's lap!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 316 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Jul  3, 1999 (18:04) * 3 lines 
 
i watched part of rogue trader the other night-cinemax (no, no, i wasn't finished yet, just had to let you guys breathe after reading my experience at tinsel town today). did you know that was about a real guy? ewan mcgregor (most recently) was obi wan kinobe in star wars (but you knew that). i haven't seen trainspotting either, who all's in it?

and autumn, bed, bath & beyond? is this a store i haven't been in yet?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 317 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Sun, Jul  4, 1999 (00:06) * 3 lines 
 
Ha-ha, if you've never been in one then you must be living under a rock! I dunno, maybe they don't have them in the South.

Trainspotting is full of a bunch of Scottish guys. That's all I can tell you! Oh, and it was good!


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 Response 318 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sun, Jul  4, 1999 (01:31) * 1 lines 
 
living in the South=living under a rock...hmmm...


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 Response 319 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Jul  4, 1999 (12:30) * 1 lines 
 
hmm...we're only just now getting some of the popular city stores that i've seen on my travels *grin* and that one mentioned above is not here yet....hey, but we have casinoes!! haha...


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 Response 320 of 449: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Tue, Jul  6, 1999 (01:13) * 5 lines 
 
i saw October Sky tonight.
I enjoyed it, feel good movie with those little wet eyes of happiness.

Wolf, BB&B is like a Linens&Things all ramped up with Container Store items too!
(is that helpful or am I merely confusing the situation?)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 321 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Jul  6, 1999 (10:01) * 1 lines 
 
what? you know, i think i went into one of those places and it was overwhelming! in fact, i think it was on my last trip to ohio.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 322 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Tue, Jul  6, 1999 (14:03) * 1 lines 
 
what! you chose to go shopping instead of watching the corn grow?!?!?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 323 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Tue, Jul  6, 1999 (18:04) * 1 lines 
 
and both over just leaving?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 324 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Tue, Jul  6, 1999 (22:46) * 6 lines 
 
I want to see the following films that are at the $2 theater:

October Sky
10 Things I Hate About You
Analyze This
Shakespeare in Love


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 325 of 449: Wolf  (wolf) * Wed, Jul  7, 1999 (09:46) * 3 lines 
 
you'll love shakespeare in love (at least i did)....i think the only cheap seats in town here require a weapon.

i'd like to see analyze this and october sky. not familiar with 10 things i hate about you, though.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 326 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Jul  7, 1999 (11:17) * 5 lines 
 
that's exactly my list Autumn!
cross off the October Sky and 10 Things... I saw OS on Monday night and 10 Things last night.
cute. entertaining. certianly worth a dollar definitely not worth $5!
Analyze This is only showing at 5:10 and 9:30 -- one's too early for me and the other wouldn't put me to bed until after midnight... perhaps I will save this one for a schedule change!
I think I'm pooped out on movies for tonight though... maybe Thursday!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 327 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Thu, Jul  8, 1999 (22:05) * 1 lines 
 
Did see Shakespeare in Love last night, very sweet! My theatre has the same showtimes as yours, Stacey, good thing I don't have to be up early. We've been sleeping till 9:30 ever since school ended.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 328 of 449: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Jul  9, 1999 (02:01) * 1 lines 
 
THE HORROR!!!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 329 of 449: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Jul  9, 1999 (13:49) * 2 lines 
 
*chuckle*
awww... WER, we're missing the best parts of the day, huh?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 330 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Sun, May 27, 2001 (13:47) * 1 lines 
 
hey, i'm watching a movie called "Another Country" and Rupert Everett, Cary Ewles, and Colin Firth are all in. It was filmed in 1984. CF is very very young in this one.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 331 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, May 27, 2001 (16:38) * 1 lines 
 
I've got that one on tivo, haven't gotten around to it yet. And there's a Colin Firth soccer movie also, maybe it's the same one.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 332 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Sun, May 27, 2001 (17:27) * 1 lines 
 
no, this one has cricket and an all boy's school...


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 333 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, May 28, 2001 (06:47) * 1 lines 
 
OK, it's saved, tivo just downloaded a new feature that let's you record movies if a particular actor, actress or director is in them. So I set up a category called "Colin Firth" and whenever a movie, interview, etc comes on it records it automatically. So there are about half a dozen firthian items on my tivo list now.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 334 of 449: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Mon, May 28, 2001 (07:05) * 1 lines 
 
What is Tivo Terry???


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 335 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, May 28, 2001 (07:57) * 1 lines 
 
http://www.tivo.com ... tivo is a digital video recorder, it uses a hard drive instead of tape. It works with my satellite Directv system and let's you record up to 195 hours of programs that you can replay later. It has "wishlists" which let you find and record shows with your favorite actors, teams, topics, etc. and "season passes" which track and record particular shows through a whole season. It even has a "skip rerun" feature. It suggests and records new shows basseed on what it gathers that you like to watch from what you've watched in the past.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 336 of 449: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Mon, May 28, 2001 (17:43) * 1 lines 
 
Whew! I don't even have satellite!


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 Response 337 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Fri, Jul 12, 2002 (20:20) * 9 lines 
 
i guess it's been awhile in this topic....

at the theatres, SWEII and Scooby Doo....while i found anakin to be rather bratty, i understood where it was coming from (it didn't help that he reminded me a lot of my brother) and i loved the clothing amidala wore, she didn't have much in the way of dialogue like EI. but, i am a star wars fan and this will be in my collection.

now scooby doo...despite my protests of not watching it because of the imposter scooby dog, we went as a family and i found myself drawn in. i really enjoyed the movie and loved what happened to scrappy (never did like 'im).

ok, in videos, rush hour 2, harry potter, and jimmy neutron....oh, and the prophecies series. RH2 wasn't as funny as the first one, i laughed more at the out takes than the jokes in the film, harry potter was much better than i had imagined and even jimmy netron turned out pretty good.

so much for my trying to stay current! *laugh*


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 Response 338 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Sun, Jul 14, 2002 (15:06) * 1 lines 
 
I saw "The Bourne Identity" on Father's Day and really enjoyed it. It reminded me of "The Fugitive"--a thinking man's action film. Plus, it was worth the 6 bucks to see a very buff Matt Damon with his shirt off!!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 339 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Sun, Jul 28, 2002 (19:35) * 5 lines 
 
i keep bouncing back between the movie i just saw topic and this one.

last night, i caught the wedding planner on HBO. while i love Dr. Steve, i found myself rooting for the underdog--mossimo (or however it's spelled).

and let me say one more thing-i kept thinking about an article on JL about her wanting nothing changed about her rearend!!! *laugh*


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 Response 340 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Mon, Jul 29, 2002 (21:36) * 1 lines 
 
Rented "Gosford Park" and "Amelie" last weekend. GP was like "Upstairs, Downstairs" as a whodunit without the character development. Amelie was really irritating because it was that narrative style where someone tells you what everyone is thinking and feeling without just letting the actors show you.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 341 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Mon, Jul 29, 2002 (21:38) * 1 lines 
 
huh, and amelie got great reviews--maybe some folks don't like things left to their imagination! (or the characters weren't in depth enough to show you their feelings)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 342 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Wed, Jul 31, 2002 (11:25) * 1 lines 
 
Maybe my expectations were too high because I'd heard such good reviews too! But that narrative technique was a distinct turn-off and definitely interfered with my ability to enjoy the movie.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 343 of 449: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Aug 19, 2002 (20:32) * 4 lines 
 
i liked amelie...
but not as much as everyone said i would...
the narration WAS a little irritating sometimes
(and, i dunno, cloying... solid 3 stars)...


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 344 of 449: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Aug 19, 2002 (20:38) * 4 lines 
 
we've been in a hal hartley state of mind lately

saw 'the book of life' 3 times last week
(p.j. harvey plays mary magdalene... amazing film, once you get used to the look of it)...


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 345 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Wed, Aug 21, 2002 (21:45) * 1 lines 
 
Hmm...never heard of that one. Saw "Insomnia" at the theater a couple weeks ago and rented "Royal Tenenbaums" over the weekend. S. fell asleep and it was all I could do not to follow suit.


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 Response 346 of 449: Joey Ramone  (JoeyRamone) * Wed, Aug 21, 2002 (21:52) * 4 lines 
 
After years I finally saw the valachi papers.... it was pretty good...

tgis
thank god for satellite


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 347 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Sun, Aug 25, 2002 (13:11) * 1 lines 
 
Tonight we're watching "Malena" (Ital. w/subtitles)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 348 of 449: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug 25, 2002 (17:38) * 12 lines 
 
Don is a big movie fan so we watch them on videotape at 2AM. It is quite an experience when he puts on his favorite genre, horror. We have agreed not to watch them after I get past a certain degree of exhaustion.

Watched both Mummy movies and thought of Wolfie
Cleopatra (not the Liz Taylor one)
Volcano
O Brother (this one has a fantastic sound track)
Six Days and Seven Nights (better than I expected - I enjoyed it)
Vampires (this one grossed me out and started the ban on late watching)
Lord of the Rings (I loved it - he was bored to death)
Gladiator (pretty good, actually)

We still have Brigit Jones Diary to watch (when I return) plus a few others and dozens he has that I have not yet seen.)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 349 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Sun, Aug 25, 2002 (18:47) * 1 lines 
 
we purchased the mummy twin dvd pack! so now i can be entertained by arnold vosloo anytime! *grin*


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 350 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Sun, Jan 26, 2003 (21:18) * 3 lines 
 
ok, where to start---Ice Age, Lilo & Stitch, Harry Potter, Scooby Doo, Riding in Cars with Boys, Oceans 11, A Beautiful Mind, The YaYa Sisterhood, Spider Man, and a few others that I can't think of right now.

Have actually watched a beautiful mind a couple of times and am just amazed. the acting (by Russel Crowe) is oscar worthy, i was moved and completely forgot he was the Gladiator! the whole thing had me caught up and confused....


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 351 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Mon, Jan 27, 2003 (21:41) * 1 lines 
 
Me too, Wolfie! Saw a cute, low-budget Danish film last night, "Italian for Beginners."


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 352 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Tue, Jan 28, 2003 (19:38) * 1 lines 
 
caught a film on sundance a couple of months ago called The Everlasting Piece (about Irish wigmakers and the IRA). It was funny but didn't get to finish it.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 353 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Tue, Jan 28, 2003 (21:15) * 1 lines 
 
What a weird premise for a comedy! I have "Last Orders" with Michael Caine for tonight.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 354 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Jan 29, 2003 (00:15) * 1 lines 
 
No movies tonight. Watching Charlie Rose on the State of the Union. Thinking about a response to it.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 355 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Sat, Feb  8, 2003 (10:29) * 5 lines 
 
Signs and Unfaithful....

with Signs, I was going "this can't be happening" but it pulled together nicely at the end the things going on during the movie. i'm a fan of mel gibson and phoenix and i do have to say that i just loved the little girl. the film makes you really ask yourself some questions.

unfaithful was kinda odd. at first, i thought it was going to take a different direction. didn't do a great job explaining why she went back the first time--it didn't make sense to me, anyway. but overall, i liked it...


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 Response 356 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Tue, Feb 11, 2003 (17:36) * 3 lines 
 
I really like Diane Lane but haven't seen that one, Wolf.

I was sick over the weekend and watched "Sunshine State" (too many characters, like a Robert Altman movie) and "Bandits" with Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton and Cate Blanchett. Not great but had its moments.


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 Response 357 of 449: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Tue, Feb 18, 2003 (19:22) * 1 lines 
 
Autumn, if you thought that "Sunshine State" had too many characters, then don't rent "City of Hope". It's anonther film by writer/director John Sayles, who also made "Sunshine State". "City of Hope" has about 100 speaking parts and roughly 40 major speaking roles. Lots and lots of characters. Personally, I love John Sayles' movies, but I will be the first to admit that they are not for everyone.


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 Response 358 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Tue, Feb 18, 2003 (19:24) * 3 lines 
 
caught a couple of more films--for kids, anyway, Hey Arnold The Movie, not too bad, and then Stuart Little 2, probably a little better than the first one but mainly watched them to spend some quality time with my daughter when she was sick and home from school.

don't think i've seen a john sayles movie yet...


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 359 of 449: moonstar  (moonstar) * Wed, Feb 19, 2003 (09:36) * 3 lines 
 
***Finally*** got to see Chicago over the weekend. Loved it! It's nice to have a film to root for during the Baftas/Oscars.

The only John Sayles film that I've seen is Lone Star; great movie...


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 360 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Wed, Feb 19, 2003 (20:46) * 3 lines 
 
I figured out the "twist" in that one long before it was revealed, so it was kind of anti-climactic for me.

Saw "Changing Lanes" and "About a Boy"--we've been buried under 2 feet of snow since Sunday.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 361 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Wed, Feb 19, 2003 (22:10) * 1 lines 
 
i wanna see about a boy....doesn't changing lanes have richard gere in it?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 362 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Fri, Feb 21, 2003 (22:08) * 1 lines 
 
Nope, Ben Affleck and Samuel Jackson.


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 Response 363 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Tue, Feb 25, 2003 (21:42) * 3 lines 
 
Ohhh, now i know which one it is!

caught The Good Girl on PPV. it was good and at the same time, dark and brooding too. her character was believable too. i think, so far, my fave movie with her was the one where she fell in love with her roommate (except for the dancing while 9 mos pregnant--that was a bit much).


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 364 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Feb 28, 2003 (08:01) * 1 lines 
 
Now, who's in the Good Girl?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 365 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Fri, Feb 28, 2003 (23:22) * 3 lines 
 
Jennifer Aniston--

Just caught minority report--what an interesting movie. may have to watch it again once it's on hbo.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 366 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar  2, 2003 (04:46) * 1 lines 
 
I haven't even seen the Gwenyth Paltrow comdy where she's a fat girl yet.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 367 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Wed, Mar  5, 2003 (20:18) * 3 lines 
 
You and me both, Terry!

We watched "The Doors" this evening (while the kiddoes were out!)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 368 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 30, 2003 (09:56) * 1 lines 
 
How was it?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 369 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Tue, Apr  1, 2003 (20:25) * 1 lines 
 
I thought it was pretty faithful to the biographies I've read. I absolutely could not buy Meg Ryan as Pamela Courson, though. I mean, America's sweetheart dropping acid? Puh-leeze!!!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 370 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Fri, Jul 25, 2003 (23:27) * 20 lines 
 
OK, are you ready for my summer list? i've been pretty busy watching movies, lemme tell you....

Monster's Ball (loved HB and BBT)
Auggie Rose (seen it twice, really good)
Fraility (really weird but surprising)
K-PAX (he was an alien who jumped from bodies to bodies, you gotta pay attention in this one)
Maid in Manhattan (ok Pretty Woman J-Lo style)
Finding Nemo (can you believe a new movie in my list--LOVED IT)
Last Orders (Michael Caine, really good)
Angel Eyes (another J-Lo)
Adaptation (so, like, where were all the orchids the ads kept showing???)
Last Night (no one tells you why the world comes to an end)
The Apple (really weird, docudrama)
The Hours (had to pay attention in this one)
Murder By Numbers (too easy but love SB)
Rabbit Proof Fence (this was great!)
The Pianist (loved it but was led the wrong way by the ads)
The Day Trippers
Pearl Harbor (only got half-way through--really long and had to get up for work the next day)



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 371 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Jul 26, 2003 (01:45) * 3 lines 
 
Angel Eyes and KPAX are the only ones I've seen on that list. Thanks for
letting me know what I'm missing out on. I like to wait till they show up
on our satellite dish but it can't be much longer for a lot of these.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 372 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Mon, Jul 28, 2003 (19:22) * 1 lines 
 
I've only seen a few of those as well. I've been subscribing to Netflix this summer and there's a revolving door of DVDs in and out of here 24-7. For tonight I have "Antwone Fisher."


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 373 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Mon, Jul 28, 2003 (21:42) * 1 lines 
 
need to add angel eyes to my list as well....


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 374 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Tue, Jul 29, 2003 (14:34) * 1 lines 
 
Did you like Daytrippers, Wolf? I tried to add that to my list but it wasn't in the index. Weird, because they have 15,000+ titles, including IMAX stuff. Does it have some other title? Who was in it?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 375 of 449: Sam Blob  (AlFor) * Tue, Jul 29, 2003 (17:35) * 1 lines 
 
I saw Tora! Tora! Tora! on cable TV a few days ago. Why, when this excellent movie exists, did those fools need to shoot that appalling crap called Pearl Harbour? This was a far superior movie!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 376 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Tue, Jul 29, 2003 (19:14) * 3 lines 
 
The Day Trippers was really odd but good too with a surprise ending. The actors weren't hollywood types so I couldn't begin to tell you who they were, autumn. Will do some checking and see what I can find.

I wasn't too impressed with what I saw of Pearl Harbor but I do want to find out what happens since I missed half of it.


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 Response 377 of 449: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jul 30, 2003 (08:55) * 5 lines 
 
The only ones who enjoyed Pearl Harbor were those who live there. I liked the anachronism of the smog layer on the horizon from our current eruptions (the prevailing winds blow it to Oahu) and how they faked the old scenery around town. Tora Tora Tora is far superior. Are they running out of good material?

I watched the heck out of Oh Brother, Where art Thou and The Right Stuff(possibly my fav movie) and Field of Dreams

I'm going back to the horror movie king. I have lots to read while he grosses out. Wolfie, we did watch the two Mummy movies though and I thought of you!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 378 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Wed, Jul 30, 2003 (19:27) * 3 lines 
 
*laugh* isn't vosloo a yummy mummy (as the yahoo clubs dedicated to him so eloquently put it)!!!

as for pearl harbor, i watched an older flick where a young man falls in love with a japanese american right before the place was attacked. don't remember the name of the film or if i saw the whole thing or not.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 379 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Wed, Jul 30, 2003 (19:28) * 1 lines 
 
y'know, i really like george clooney. it would be so cool to meet him (too bad i can't tell who's on those hogs on the freeway)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 380 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Thu, Aug 14, 2003 (18:50) * 1 lines 
 
a couple more films: rare birds, cherry orchards


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 Response 381 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Thu, Aug 14, 2003 (19:14) * 1 lines 
 
"Rabbit Proof Fence" was fantastic, very moving. I didn't care so much for "The Good Girl."


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 382 of 449: jessica  (babixgurlx13) * Thu, Aug 14, 2003 (21:27) * 2 lines 
 
i havnt seen any reallyy aww so sad ! poor me



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 383 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Fri, Aug 15, 2003 (20:25) * 3 lines 
 
wasn't it? i loved that it was a true story and protrayed so well.




 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 384 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Tue, Aug 26, 2003 (10:11) * 1 lines 
 
sirens with hugh grant--a good picture but a lot of gratuitous nudity


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 385 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Tue, Aug 26, 2003 (10:12) * 1 lines 
 
oh, and i charlotte gray...i like cate blanchet


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 386 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Aug 26, 2003 (12:51) * 2 lines 
 
Male or female nudity?



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 387 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Tue, Aug 26, 2003 (20:10) * 1 lines 
 
only one episode of male nudity (frontal) but the female was definitely gratuitious (not-to-mention, elle mcpherson)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 388 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Fri, Aug 29, 2003 (09:48) * 1 lines 
 
gangs of new york...was this based on true stories? was it really like that in new york's early days? and how come i forgot daniel day-lewis was in it but not leonardo? (daniel did a great job with his role--when doesn't he? not that leonardo was bad, he was great too)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 389 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Fri, Sep  5, 2003 (16:58) * 7 lines 
 
enchanted april (finally saw ALL of it)....even the AM watched it.

speaking of the AM--he brought home both Lord of the Rings DVDs. watched the first one last night (good thing he brought them both home, for such a long movie, it didn't get finished).

aside from my surprise at the serious abruption at the end of the first one (the 2nd to be watched this weekend), i was amazed at the effects. everyone (esp. the fairies) were ethereal and how in the world did they get the hobbits and the other folk to be in the same frame, touching each other, yet maintaining their fictional size? and did anyone else realize fairies were bigger than hobbits? i certainly didn't.

for you tolkein fans, did anyone notice that bilbo was the one who wrote the stories? (the maps, the story, etc.?)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 390 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Fri, Sep  5, 2003 (18:00) * 1 lines 
 
ok, i said fairies when i meant to say elves but my question is the same.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 391 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Sat, Sep  6, 2003 (13:40) * 3 lines 
 
ok, caught the 2nd one and it leaves you hanging too. now i haven't read the trilogy but have read the hobbit. have an idea of where it's going but...

these movies are very long and it is hard to sit still through them.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 392 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Sat, Sep  6, 2003 (15:29) * 1 lines 
 
Well, the only movie I've rented lately is "Old School," and it's so mindless I wonder if there even was a plot! I did laugh out loud several times, and the special features on the DVD include a spoof of the cast on "Inside the Actor's Studio."


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 393 of 449: paula mendoza  (paula) * Sun, Sep  7, 2003 (16:01) * 5 lines 
 
Frank the Tank: LET'S GO STREAKING!!

heh, heh (beavis-ly)... *ahem... mindless humor aside, has anyone else seen Thirteen? seriously... intense. one of the final scenes just about broke me.
i don't think i'll ever have kids. or maybe i will and i'll just trade them in once they hit thirteen.... i just hope i wasn't the nightmare this girl was. my poor mother, i think i'll go call her...



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 394 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Sun, Sep  7, 2003 (19:08) * 1 lines 
 
I read a review on that and made a mental note NOT to see it. Definitely not the kind of film a mom with two daughters needs to see.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 395 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Sep  7, 2003 (21:48) * 5 lines 
 
I've programmed my tivo to record lots of movies. So new movies pop up
all the time. And get recorded. It just recorded a Brdget Fonda movie
called kiss of the dragon.




 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 396 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus  (terry) * Sun, Sep  7, 2003 (21:55) * 6 lines 
 
It was kind of bloody. And gritty. But the two main characters, Jet Li and Bridget Fonda did a good character acting job. The fight scenes, if you like that sort of thing, were spectacular. I was almost reminded of Blade Runner at times, it had that kind of steamy grittiness and mood music. Sometimes, it becomes a caricature of fight movies, like when Jet Li bursts in to a karate class and wipes out the whole class. A bit fetched, as in far.

I didn't know who Jet Li was till I saw this movie. He definitely is a sweet tempered guy and yet has his martial arts thing down. Bridget Fonda we all know and she did one of her better acting jobs.

Never know what tivo will pop in.



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 397 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus  (terry) * Sun, Sep  7, 2003 (22:02) * 9 lines 
 
I captured a scene from it using my little usb Hauppage WinTV unit, tied in to a port off my tivo.

So, now, I can talk about movies I see and beam you a little pic of what I consider impressive scenes.

Like the one where Fonda, playing a prostitute on the streets looks in on the restaurant where Jet Li is quietly sipping some soup. It's about halfway through the flick.






 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 398 of 449: paula mendoza  (paula) * Mon, Sep  8, 2003 (18:00) * 5 lines 
 
not much of an action/martial arts film buff, but am a fan of jackie chan. some of his stunts are truly impressive. not just- whoop-ass, blow-em-up sorta stunts, but feats of real imagination and creativity. there was this marketplace scene in shangai knights with a parasol. very chaplin/keaton-esque. enjoyed it muchly.

tivo makes me think of dave, he had this running gag... heh. anyway... stray thought, made me laugh.... um, yeah...

nevermind.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 399 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Mon, Sep  8, 2003 (18:28) * 1 lines 
 
we saw this one too (caught bits and pieces here and there and finally watched the whole thing). i like BF anyway and this was the first JL movie i've seen.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 400 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Sep  9, 2003 (10:36) * 4 lines 
 
Li is Chanesque in the imaginativeness of his stunts, just too hyperbolic sometimes.
Fonda and Li shouldn't work together, but somehow they do. The magnetism is slightly
forced.



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 Response 401 of 449: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Fri, Sep 12, 2003 (06:01) * 5 lines 
 
Hi all

I have come to like Liv Tyler and Miranda Otto in the wake of their roles in the LOTR Two Towers, as Arwen and Eowyn. Both played their roles well. But my favourite would have to be Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn. He plays the role superbly, and I can see why he would be a wanted man among women :o)

Rob


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 402 of 449: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Sep 14, 2003 (01:01) * 8 lines 
 
saw thirteen couple weeks ago (if you're parent of teenaged girl,
this is definitely a horror film... objectively, though, a very
good picture, esp. holly hunter)...
also saw swimming pool, another superior film...
last night, matchstick men... not as good as first two, but a solid 3 stars...
which brings us to the order, which we saw wednesday, easily the worst piece of crap we'd seen all year... warn your friends, hide your children, whatever, and do not waste your time on this picture...
tonight, though, we saw... al franken... booksigning at the arboretum...
he was very funny, and very gracious, too... must've been 1000 people there, and he signed books for all comers...


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 403 of 449: paula mendoza  (paula) * Mon, Sep 15, 2003 (15:30) * 5 lines 
 
each group of thirty were assigned a letter- we got 'g' and that was at three o'clock, four hours before it actually started.

yeah, and they were up to "w", last we heard before we left, and still handing letters out. (for those of you in the texas militia, that makes...) the energy was amazing-- gives me hope for 2004....




 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 404 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Sep 17, 2003 (17:10) * 3 lines 
 
Daivd vs. Goliath stories are always great. Her took on Faux News and
prevailed. Peop.eople who tell the truth are to be revered in this day
and age of spin doctoring.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 405 of 449: paula mendoza  (paula) * Tue, Sep 30, 2003 (22:27) * 25 lines 
 
("Liars" is still number one, last i checked in the paper-- ny bestseller's list. treason's down to seven, right behind hillary's new book. heh.... that must chafe her lying a-- *l)

(ooh, chafe! that's a good word.)


anyways, just saw "Lost in Translation".
loved it, just... loved it...

i get so affectionate towards movies, i mean... the ones that affect me. tenenbaums is another one i absolutely adore.

in "Lost", there are these... 'still' urban scenes, which may sound oxymoronical (is that a word?) but somehow coppola is able to express the kind of... cold, noiseless rhythms of a busy city with this very tangible stillness. i wish there was a more... acurate word than that. (one example: charlotte, scarlet's character, strolling through a video arcade, observing the various gamers)

another scene, too-- scarlet johanssen sitting at her hotel window, looking out at a sprawling cityscape... a soft, cold moment where the loneliness is just-- immense and impossible.

and bill murray... my god, how anyone can be so tragic, and so hillarious... he was truly great in this. even better than in tenenbaums, and rushmore, i think.

there was a review in the austin chronicle, by kimberly jones, who called the movie "quietly thrilling". that's such an apt decription. there is this vivid intimacy, that blooms right before your eyes, and it is-- the most eloquent, "quietly thrilling", beautiful and sexy thing--

sexier than any sweaty-panting-nekkid skinfest in your average hollywood movie.
anyways... yeah....
i hope the movie does real well and that everyone goes to see it.


oh, and i forget, we just got the movie "secretary". an endearing love story.
and also 'spun' and 'old school'.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 406 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Wed, Oct  1, 2003 (13:19) * 1 lines 
 
Sounds like a winner, Paula! I read a novel called Lost in Translation last year, but the previews sound like it's not based on that book.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 407 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Oct  1, 2003 (22:42) * 15 lines 
 
I'd love to see Lost in Translation. Maybe when it comes to our little
dish. I heard it's worth seeing. starring Bill Murray, Scarlett
Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, and Fumiiro Hayashi



The Coppola Smart Mob
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/31/magazine/31COPPOLA.html

http://www.laweekly.com/ink/03/43/features-taylor.php
LA Weekly review

NPR liked it.




 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 408 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Sun, Oct 12, 2003 (19:52) * 5 lines 
 
Enough--was terrible ticked off during this film (talking back to the tv and such) and reminded of sleeping with the enemy

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries-finally caught the whole thing....

Good Boy--good but wait for DVD--we paid $34 just to watch the matinee...


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 409 of 449: paula mendoza  (paula) * Sun, Oct 12, 2003 (20:40) * 2 lines 
 
Ooh, a good kids movie we just saw-- School of Rock.
Lots of fun.My nephew(in-law?) is determined to see it 17 more times. Don't ask me where he got the number. Anyways, Jack Black is insanely hillarious, and the kids in it are great. Genuine, and and genuinely funny.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 410 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Oct 12, 2003 (22:23) * 1 lines 
 
soldiers daughter review? thumbs?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 411 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Mon, Oct 13, 2003 (09:36) * 3 lines 
 
i liked soldiers daughter but the whole time wondered what happened to francis!

road to perdition--i love tom hanks anyway so it would be hard for him to be in a bad film (IMHO)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 412 of 449: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Mon, Oct 13, 2003 (16:55) * 1 lines 
 
I thought that Wolfie Bert gave "paws up" or "paw down" with her reviews instead of "thumbs". Do wolves have dew claws? (Dew claws are kind of like thumbs.)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 413 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Tue, Oct 14, 2003 (21:57) * 1 lines 
 
yup--paws up or down *grin* and we do have dew claws


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 414 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Thu, Oct 23, 2003 (18:03) * 1 lines 
 
heist and bangor sisters--both paws up!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 415 of 449: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Oct 23, 2003 (18:21) * 1 lines 
 
I have to wait for the movies to come out for home consumption. How long does that take? Any idea?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 416 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Fri, Oct 24, 2003 (12:36) * 3 lines 
 
Depends on how good they are. The longer they're at the box office somewhere in the world, the longer you wait for it to come out on video/DVD.

I saw a good French film the other day, "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not"--very Sixth Sense-ish in that things aren't always what they seem on the surface.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 417 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Oct 25, 2003 (12:30) * 1 lines 
 
It was on cable, Autumn? It's not listed on my TiVo Guide.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 418 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Sat, Oct 25, 2003 (19:24) * 1 lines 
 
No, I got it from Netflix on DVD. For tonight I have "Diva" and "About Schmidt." (I get to watch 2 movies since we have an extra hour of viewing time tonight!) :-)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 419 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Oct 26, 2003 (07:41) * 1 lines 
 
I've got "White Oleander" store onTiVo with M Pfeiffer, Rene Zellwegger.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 420 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Sun, Oct 26, 2003 (13:26) * 3 lines 
 
how was oleander?

Matrix 2 was OK-lot's of fight scenes. have to watch the first one again just to catch up. and Matrix Revolutions comes out in theatres next month.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 421 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Oct 28, 2003 (13:23) * 2 lines 
 
It was great in the theater. Going to look again at version in my tivo
when the mood strikes me.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 422 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Tue, Oct 28, 2003 (16:59) * 1 lines 
 
I almost fell asleep watching "Diva" last night.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 423 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Tue, Oct 28, 2003 (19:23) * 3 lines 
 
*laugh*

caught chicago today--a musical so whad'ya expect? not too bad but kept wondering if those ladies (and gent) were really singing-i know CZJ can sing but was that really RZ and RG?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 424 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Oct 29, 2003 (08:31) * 1 lines 
 
I'm pretty sure it was. That's what I've heard.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 425 of 449: paula mendoza-hanna  (paula) * Sat, Nov  1, 2003 (21:38) * 5 lines 
 
yeah, i saw a special on it a while back, all the actors did their own singing and dancing. even that tap dancing sequence was really richard gere...

latest one we saw.... school of rock, i think...
the movie "Sylvia" just came out-- looking forward to seeing that.... oh, and "Bubba Ho-Tep".... that meg ryan movie looks good too- 'in the cut'.



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 426 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Sun, Nov  2, 2003 (10:04) * 1 lines 
 
strictly ballroom and the adventures of priscilla-queen of the desert--liked 'em both (but i'm weird that way)


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 427 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Sun, Nov  2, 2003 (18:31) * 1 lines 
 
Enjoyed "About Schmidt"--very different role for Jack Nicholson. He is really showing his age in this one.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 428 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Nov  2, 2003 (19:45) * 3 lines 
 
We have it on dvd somewhere I think. About Shmidt. Or else it will make
it to the little bird in the sky that gives us programs.



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 429 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Mon, Nov  3, 2003 (09:18) * 1 lines 
 
*chuckle*


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 430 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Tue, Nov 18, 2003 (18:50) * 1 lines 
 
mullholland drive (sp)-very weird even for this wolfie. will have to watch it again to figure it out.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 431 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Fri, Nov 21, 2003 (12:39) * 1 lines 
 
"Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course"--big hit with the kiddoes, fun family entertainment.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 432 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Tue, Nov 25, 2003 (14:04) * 1 lines 
 
Matrix-Revolutions....I think they got themselves in over their heads with the first one but, perhaps this is just what they had in mind as we viewers may have read too much into it. Was disappointed but the effects were great, the fight scenes were gratuitous...will buy this as a DVD set (if for nothing else but to watch them back to back and see if they stayed true).


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 433 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Nov 25, 2003 (14:40) * 3 lines 
 
The Pirate movie with Russell Crow. It's something you could savor on a
dvd. Very rich scenes. A bit bloody at times. And I was pretty tired.



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 434 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Wed, Nov 26, 2003 (13:44) * 1 lines 
 
tired from the movie, terry? was it THAT long?


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 435 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Nov 26, 2003 (15:34) * 4 lines 
 
No, from something else. The movie wasn't that long. I was tried from
getting up around 4 am that day and working all day. And the giant
popcorn and super sized soda bogged me down as well.



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 436 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Wed, Nov 26, 2003 (20:25) * 1 lines 
 
*laugh* know that feeling....


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 437 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Nov 27, 2003 (02:39) * 2 lines 
 
I still haven't seen Love Actually. I'm hoping to make it on Dec. 2, my
birthday.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 438 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Thu, Dec  4, 2003 (18:08) * 3 lines 
 
saw down with love...it was alright but kinda cheesy (guess it was that way on purpose)!

there are several that i still want to see (playing now)-love actually, master & commander, elf, LOTR III, and a few others....


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 439 of 449: Autumn  (autumn) * Thu, Dec  4, 2003 (22:16) * 1 lines 
 
Got a good one from Netflix this week, "Down By Law" with Tom Waits (I am a huge fan!) and Roberto Benigni. It's about 3 guys who wind up in jail together, form a bond, and escape into the Louisiana bayou. It was interesting and very humorous in parts.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 440 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Dec 12, 2003 (14:50) * 39 lines 
 
Battlestar Galactica revisioned. Actually a tv miniseries but I'll count
it as a movie. It's great! Don't miss the rerun.

Sunday December 14 starting at 7/6 Central

I loved this series. I tivoed it and then marked it "do not delete"; I
agree that the addition of a sex starved cylon adds something to the
series. Let the purists rail away; I just hope that enough folks make enough
noise so that they do turn it in to a series. The quirky stuff was in part
homage to Bladerunner, remember the scene where Harrison Ford eats a bowl of
noodles? The more of this gritty stuff they can incorporate the better.

I never really watched the original BG. Would it be, in the opinion of
those that may have watched it, difficulty to watch these original
episodes *after* seeing the "reimagined" version? Will this spur interest in the
original BG? Offhand, I don't feel any urge to to see any of these
original episodes. I guess that makes me a reverse purist.

I created BG topic in sf and tv which I will freeze and put a pointer to
here. I didn't know this conference existed at the time I created those
topics!

The protestors can be found here:

http://www.battlestargalactica.com/features/revival/index.html

There's a lot of buzz going on at these links:

http://www.battlestargalactica.com/features/bnetwork/affiliates.html

(somehow these sites are blessed by the original BG crowd)

And of course you can get the official series scoop at:

http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/ in which Tricia Helfer defends her
"number Six" character in a video clip. "I don't think number six is
evil but she does some things that aren't exactly humane."
. . . like wiping out civilization?



 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 441 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Fri, Dec 12, 2003 (18:04) * 1 lines 
 
i watched the series as a kid (and caught some reruns on scifi channel). heard this rendition was good.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 442 of 449: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sat, Dec 13, 2003 (02:13) * 5 lines 
 
bad santa
disturbing, profane, amoral, and probably a lttle psychotic
i liked it a lot

down by law was a really good picture


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 443 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Dec 15, 2003 (06:20) * 2 lines 
 
I started a topic in the tv conference on
Batttlestar Galactica Remagined


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 444 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Tue, Sep  7, 2004 (17:34) * 49 lines 
 
alright, i promised my extensive list so let me begin. just a note, * after the name means that i give them 2 paws up.

kill bill vols 1 and 2 *
passion * (very intense)
miss julie
leaving las vegas
house of sand and fog (didn't think it was fair)
vanilla sky
XMen vols 1 and 2 *
league of extraordinary gentlemen (reminded me of xmen storywise)
underworld *
terminator 3
whale rider *
mona lisa smile
secret life of dentists
frida *
woman on top
talented mr. ripley *
dickie roberts *
school of rock *
gothika *
fast and furious
amelie *
sexy beast (really weird)
master and commander
shrek 2 *
midnight in the garden of good and evil
my life as a house *
in the cut
memento
schindler's list *
big fish *
johnny english *
duplex *
second hand lions *
the rundown *
the recruit *
the last samurai *
lost in translation *
dirty pretty things
traffic *
jacobs ladder (weird)
21 grams *
van helsing
swat
ribley's game *
the heart of me
something's gotta give *
girl w/pearl earring *


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 445 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Tue, Sep  7, 2004 (17:35) * 1 lines 
 
and that's just page 1!


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 446 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Sep  7, 2004 (21:29) * 5 lines 
 
Wow, what a list! I've seen only four on that list:
terminator 3
sexy beast
schindlers list
lost in translation


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 447 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Wed, Sep  8, 2004 (14:33) * 1 lines 
 
and that's since feb 04! *laugh*


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 448 of 449: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Wed, Sep 29, 2004 (20:45) * 3 lines 
 
i will post part 2 of my list later on (when i find the list)....

went to see "The Forgotten" and could've forgotten it. this film had an exciting premise but somewhere in the middle of it, they forgot what it was and left me with more questions that cannot be answered. the acting between JM and the male lead (forgive me, i have part-timers) was pretty good, too bad the movie didn't do anything for them. of course, this is all MMHO.


 Topic 11 of 69 [movies]: What movies have you been seeing?
 Response 449 of 449: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Sep 29, 2004 (21:21) * 2 lines 
 
So that one went pfffft!! ??


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