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Title: Recent Rentals: Or, Warning People off Blowing $4 on Crap
Post by: Butter on August 11, 2004, 04:02:27 PM
THE COOLER

Worth a rental.  A bit too formula for my taste, and William H. Macy is something like 55 years old playing a youngish romantic lead.  Plus, Maria Bello is clearly in her mid-30's supposedly playing a 27 year old waitress.  Par for the course, I guess.  Alec Baldwin is almost a little TOO good as the casino boss with a temper.  No wonder Kim Basinger got outta there.  The movie itself is decent, if you buy into the premise.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on August 11, 2004, 04:21:09 PM
I liked the cooler. I don't ever want to get on Baldwin's bad side though, he was scary.
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Post by: LanneyD on August 12, 2004, 10:17:47 AM
I most recently rented Welcome to Mooseport.  It was pretty good - worth a rent, but it was one of those movies where you repeatedly hide your eyes because you're embarrassed for the people because of the way they're acting.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on August 12, 2004, 10:54:51 AM
We're currently going through the extras on the hellboy dvds, seeing the animated version of "the tell-tale heart" was really freaky...but the mc boing boing shorts were funny...
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Post by: TheShed on August 12, 2004, 11:20:10 AM
I rented Cold Mountain the other day, partly because I felt an obligation to have seen it, and partly because of Jack White.
I guess it's a good movie, but I'm SO tired of movies like that. How many times can the same story be slightly altered, rewritten, and released as something new? How can this not get boring?
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Post by: TheShed on August 12, 2004, 11:21:13 AM
I loved The Princess and the Warrior. I think I may even have to buy it. Definitely worth $4. 04.
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Post by: foolsgold on August 13, 2004, 10:55:59 AM
Caught Kill Bill 2 last night and liked it a bit more than Kill Bill 1.  

That said, I hated Kill Bill 1.  Loathed it, even.  

I just can't get over the fact that to me Tarantino movies play out as if they are a conduit to satisfy his fetishes.  I am kind of creeped out by that, especially with his use of rape (and child molestation as in KB1).

I also did watch Hellboy and enjoyed it far more than I thought I would.  The scene between him and that kid spying on his girl was priceless.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on August 13, 2004, 11:17:30 AM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
I also did watch Hellboy and enjoyed it far more than I thought I would.  The scene between him and that kid spying on his girl was priceless.


Agreed, it's one of my favorite scenes from the movie...
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Post by: LanneyD on August 13, 2004, 11:26:50 AM
Quote from: "TheShed"
I loved The Princess and the Warrior. I think I may even have to buy it. Definitely worth $4. 04.


Blockbuster needs a change cup.  Every time I go, I forget to bring change, so I get stuck hauling 96 cents around the rest of the day.
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Post by: TheShed on August 13, 2004, 02:40:47 PM
I think they should just drop the four cents altogether. Isn't $4 enough for them? MUST they have the extra four cents? Greed I tell you.
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Post by: Doug on August 16, 2004, 10:53:38 AM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
I just can't get over the fact that to me Tarantino movies play out as if they are a conduit to satisfy his fetishes.

Yah, I think about this too.  Kinda' like reading an R. Crumb comic and then realizing that all the women in it are straight out of his sexual fantasies and he wants to ride them around like horses.

I loved Kill Bill 1 though and I can't wait to see part 2.  I'm waiting until they have some kinda' special box set of them.
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Post by: c-lando on August 16, 2004, 01:25:20 PM
A rental is $4.20 here. I giggle every time.

Because I'm lame and immature.
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Post by: kcneon on August 17, 2004, 11:48:43 AM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
Caught Kill Bill 2 last night and liked it a bit more than Kill Bill 1.  

That said, I hated Kill Bill 1.  Loathed it, even.
Thought I was the only one who didn't care for KB1.  Guess I'll give the second one a shot then.
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Post by: Doug on August 17, 2004, 11:53:15 AM
My wife is spending the night at her parents tonight...gonna' rent me some Kill Bill 2.  :D
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Post by: foolsgold on August 18, 2004, 01:36:58 PM
DSM, what did you think of KB2?
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Post by: AllanM on September 02, 2004, 02:29:06 PM
Over the weekend, I rented a couple of movies -- I chose Dummy and my girlfriend chose Girl With the Pearl Earring.  We have to approve each other's choices, which prevents me from renting Ichi the Killer and her from renting Funny Girl.  Fair enough.

Dummy -- quirky, depressing movie with Adrien Brody as a shut-in who takes up ventriloquism.  I liked it, my girlfriend thought it was stupid.

Girl With the Pear Earring -- over-rated costume drama with Scarlett Johannsen about a servant working in a painter's house.  I thought it was kind of boring and rather straight forward.  I've been told the book is much better, and goes into a lot of the background that the movie only glosses over.
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Post by: Butter on September 02, 2004, 02:54:19 PM
HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG - Didn't really see that whole ending coming.  Should've, I suppose.  But I was wondering about halfway through just WHAT they were going to do for another hour.  Maybe a smidgen over the top, but Ben Kingsley is always great.  Well worth the rental.
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Post by: Bronzetree on September 02, 2004, 04:01:59 PM
Ooo, I dig twist endings. Had no interest in House beyond Ben Kingsley, but I'm thinking I'll maybe give it a try now.

Allan, what did your girl think of Pearl Earring? since you liked Dummy and she hated it, and you hated Pearl Earring, I suspect she dug it? Sounds kinda like me and my fiancee. :)
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Post by: AllanM on September 02, 2004, 07:05:32 PM
Quote
Allan, what did your girl think of Pearl Earring? since you liked Dummy and she hated it, and you hated Pearl Earring, I suspect she dug it? Sounds kinda like me and my fiancee.


Well, she thought it was okay, but nothing special.  She's read the book so she was able to point out the significance of certain objects and subplots (that never went anywhere in the movie), but I think she was disappointed overall.  

But she liked it better than Adrien Brody and his creepy wooden doll...  :D
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Post by: AllanM on September 07, 2004, 01:45:00 PM
Rented Once Upon a Time in the Midlands this weekend -- avoid at all costs, unless you like unfunny melodramatic romantic comedies.  I rarely want to stop watching a movie once I've started, but this thing hurt my eyes... :shock:
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Post by: c-lando on September 07, 2004, 02:40:55 PM
Rented THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. Was hoping for RISKY BUSINESS light. Not sure what the hell the movie was trying to be. It had like 3 different personalities. I wouldn't recommend it. At all.
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Post by: redbobsled on September 07, 2004, 04:52:42 PM
We rented Witchboard and watched it over the weekend.  I had fond memories of it from my junior high/high school days.  (It's that movie about the Ouija board with Tawny Kitaen and some soap opera actors in it.)  The movie was just as fun and horribly acted as I remembered it.  The DVD had just been released with audio commentary, and it was THE WORST commentary track ever.  The writer, director, and producers were sitting around congratulating themselves on what a wonderfully made movie it was.  Um, were they watching the same movie as everyone else?  This thing is camp, pure and simple.  Egomaniacs.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on September 07, 2004, 05:18:55 PM
Quote from: "c-lando"
Rented THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. Was hoping for RISKY BUSINESS light. Not sure what the hell the movie was trying to be. It had like 3 different personalities. I wouldn't recommend it. At all.

From the commercials and the trailer it looked like a typical TNA flick from the word go, no substance just a lot of half nakedness.  If it looks like a fish, and smells like a fish, it's usually a fish, I'm not surprised it sucked.
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Post by: foolsgold on September 08, 2004, 09:04:03 AM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
From the commercials and the trailer it looked like a typical TNA flick from the word go, no substance just a lot of half nakedness.


You say that as if it is a bad thing.

Rented Bubba Ho-Tep and enjoyed it.  Nothing spectacular, but worth the cost of the rent one free coupon found on the back of Oatmeal Crunch cereal.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on September 08, 2004, 09:48:47 AM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
From the commercials and the trailer it looked like a typical TNA flick from the word go, no substance just a lot of half nakedness.


You say that as if it is a bad thing.

Those getting married in less than two weeks need all the points they can get.   :-$
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Post by: TheShed on September 08, 2004, 10:09:43 PM
I just saw Kill Bill 2, and liked it less than the first. I haven't heard anyone say they liked the first one better, but I don't get it. KB2 just seemed kind of... boring. I wouldn't rave about either one though.
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Post by: c-lando on September 09, 2004, 10:51:18 AM
I totally liked KILL BILL VOLUME 1 better than VOLUME 2...
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Post by: TheShed on September 09, 2004, 01:21:18 PM
Good to know. I thought I was missing something.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on September 14, 2004, 08:09:47 AM
Caught the ladykillers lastnight, the general and the old lady were my favorite people..oh, and pickles--any animal that can learn to dispose of a carcass (okay, a finger) that fast is nothing short of kick ass.
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Post by: Doug on September 14, 2004, 08:40:54 AM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
DSM, what did you think of KB2?

Ooops....haven't checked this thread in awhile.  I meant to rent it, but I only had 5 bucks.  Beer and bad TV sounded better.  I'll check it out eventually.  From everyone's comments, I'm not missing much.
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Post by: redbobsled on September 14, 2004, 02:09:19 PM
Last night we rented the TV movie, Dawn, Portrait of a Teenage Runaway, starring Jan Brady as the 15 year old who runs away from her home and alcoholic mother and ends up in Hollywood - and becomes a hooker!

Brian was disappointed that there were no scenes of Jan taking it "like a man."

Still, though.  Fun!
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Post by: Doug on September 14, 2004, 02:13:53 PM
You paid money for that?  I bet you could have got it at the library for free.
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Post by: redbobsled on September 14, 2004, 02:30:14 PM
No.  It was dubbed onto a blank tape.  The employees decorated the tape with silver glitter and white-out.   I don't think it's available for normal rental.  We got it at this crazy video place we go to called cinefile  (and no, I don't know why they spelled it wrong).
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Post by: Doug on September 14, 2004, 02:52:37 PM
That place sounds pretty cool.
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Post by: AllanM on September 15, 2004, 01:33:06 PM
I rented Bottle Rocket (girlfriend hadn't seen this one before) and Big Fish (still haven't watched) last weekend.

Bottle Rocket was just as funny as I remembered, and well worth a look if you're a Wes Anderson/Owen Wilson fan.

"On the run from Jonny Law -- ain't no trip to Cleveland."

I think Kumar might be my favorite character, though.  Or maybe FutureMan.  :D
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Post by: foolsgold on September 21, 2004, 03:19:28 PM
Live Forever, a docu about Britpop was entertaining but really not all that insightful.  Still, Noel Gallagher has such a wicked sense of humor.

Lost Skeleton of Cadavra was entertaining for the first 45 mintues then it just got annoying using the same gags ad nauseum.
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Post by: Atzend on September 28, 2004, 05:57:01 PM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
Lost Skeleton of Cadavra was entertaining for the first 45 mintues then it just got annoying using the same gags ad nauseum.


Yeah...after "Bend in the middle" it just goes gets kind of boring.

Saw Punch Drunk Love last night.  I really wasn't that impressed.  Found it boring and depressing.
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Post by: Bronzetree on September 29, 2004, 11:31:31 AM
Saw both Anything Else (Woody Allen) and The Butterfly Effect over the weekend. I can sometimes dig some Woody Allen, but good lord Anything Else was a bloated talking head fest. Pretty bland, but decent performances from Christina Ricci and Jason Biggs (who was doing his best Woody Allen impression).

I don't know what the negative press about The Butterfly Effect was about. I really dug this one a lot. Ashton Kutcher did a decent job with the source material. Kinda like a much darker Groundhog Day.
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Post by: Juliana on September 29, 2004, 04:07:29 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
Saw Punch Drunk Love last night.  I really wasn't that impressed.  Found it boring and depressing.


Word.  I didn't get the hype.  The cinematography was awesome, but everything else sucked (im my estimation).
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Post by: redbobsled on September 29, 2004, 04:21:03 PM
Wow.  You guys and my sister agree.  I loved this movie, though.  It has one of the components I love most in a movie - the delicious squirming and feeling uncomfortable.  I don't like Adam Sandler all that much, but I thought he did a more than creditable job.  I do LOVE Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and I'd probably watch him make coffee for 2 hours, so his appearance in the movie probably helped me a bit.  

The use of color in this movie was amazing.  I love looking at symbolism in colors and trying to decipher the 'secret' messages the creators of the film are sending.
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Post by: Butter on November 02, 2004, 09:44:46 AM
TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE - If you like animation in any way, you'll enjoy this one.  Different styles of animation are blended throughout, and the exaggeration of the physical features of the characters works really well.  It borders on too weird to follow for parts, but if you stick with it, and don't mind the nearly complete lack of dialogue, it's a visual treat.  My wife was skeptical for the first few minutes or so, but she got into it too.
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Post by: Juliana on January 13, 2005, 01:34:02 PM
Ooh, I forgot about the Triplets...  We really wanted to see that one.


We Netflixed Code 46 this weekend.  HATED IT.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on January 13, 2005, 01:54:47 PM
Quote from: "Juliana"
We Netflixed Code 46 this weekend.  HATED IT.

Yeah, that's an hour and a half of my life that I'd like to have back.
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Post by: Butter on January 13, 2005, 01:58:03 PM
What the hell is Code 46?
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 13, 2005, 02:05:49 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
What the hell is Code 46?
Isn't it where they keep the aliens?
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Post by: Kwyjibo on January 13, 2005, 02:08:53 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
What the hell is Code 46?

It was a limited release indie type flick starring Tim Robbins.

Don't let your curosity take you any farther in this quest.
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 22, 2005, 10:57:04 AM
We saw Pieces of April last night. I really liked it. It's about a twenty something girl making Tahnksgiving dinner for her family. The mom in it was a total bitch.
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Post by: Butter on February 22, 2005, 11:12:56 AM
Well, it's not like she was always a total bitch or didn't have her reasons for it.  It's a bit more complicated than that.  It's very interesting, and quite odd.  

And, it's only 75 minutes so if you don't like it, at least it's short.
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Post by: Action Jim on February 22, 2005, 11:21:22 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
If you don't like it, at least it's short.


Good pitch!  That's how I convince the wimmins to make the love with me.
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Post by: Butter on February 22, 2005, 11:53:38 AM
Maybe calling them "wimmins" is where you're going wrong in the first place.  They're not 5 Arby's roast beef sammiches, for Christ's sake.
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 22, 2005, 12:03:12 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Maybe calling them "wimmins" is where you're going wrong in the first place.  They're not 5 Arby's roast beef sammiches, for Christ's sake.




Mmmmmmmm.....Arby's sammiches.
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Post by: Doug on February 22, 2005, 12:03:24 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Well, it's not like she was always a total bitch or didn't have her reasons for it.  It's a bit more complicated than that.  It's very interesting, and quite odd.  

And, it's only 75 minutes so if you don't like it, at least it's short.

It's o.k.  Don't you guys have IFC?  It's been on there for the last couple of weeks.
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 22, 2005, 12:08:15 PM
Quote from: "DogStarMan"
Quote from: "Butter"
Well, it's not like she was always a total bitch or didn't have her reasons for it.  It's a bit more complicated than that.  It's very interesting, and quite odd.  

And, it's only 75 minutes so if you don't like it, at least it's short.

It's o.k.  Don't you guys have IFC?  It's been on there for the last couple of weeks.


Yeah, we have it. I always forget to look what's coming on there. We got it from the library so it didn't cost us anything but gas money.
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Post by: Butter on February 22, 2005, 12:22:05 PM
Every time I check IFC, they're showing GHOST WORLD or SEXY BEAST lately.

Don't get me wrong, I like them both, but fuck man.  Spend some money and get the rights to something I haven't seen before and that you haven't already run 10,000 times.
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Post by: foolsgold on February 22, 2005, 12:24:12 PM
Rented Sky Captain and thought that it looked swell, but beyond the visuals, it was not too hot.
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Post by: Doug on February 22, 2005, 12:49:56 PM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
Rented Sky Captain and thought that it looked swell, but beyond the visuals, it was not too hot.

Agreed.  Had a fight with my brother over the topic this weekend.
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Post by: Bronzetree on February 22, 2005, 02:10:13 PM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
Rented Sky Captain and thought that it looked swell, but beyond the visuals, it was not too hot.


I said as much in my review of it here. (http://www.randomville.com/article/7/196.html)

Don't you people read our stuff? Yeesh!

I know it's been said dozens of times, but don't bother with The Village. M. Night lost his fuckin' mind, cuz that movie sucked in a bad, bad way.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 22, 2005, 02:21:25 PM
Quote from: "Scott"


Don't you people read our stuff? Yeesh!


There are reviews on this site????

 ;)

Gonna disagree with you on the village Scott, but I get admonished at home for disliking rushmore and elf so to each his own I guess.
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Post by: Doug on February 22, 2005, 03:09:00 PM
Quote from: "Scott"
Quote from: "foolsgold"
Rented Sky Captain and thought that it looked swell, but beyond the visuals, it was not too hot.


I said as much in my review of it here. (http://www.randomville.com/article/7/196.html)

Don't you people read our stuff? Yeesh!

Yep, but I still went to see it.  Reviewers are fun to read, but they're not the boss of me.
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Post by: Bronzetree on February 22, 2005, 03:41:50 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
Gonna disagree with you on the village Scott


I went into it thinking it was gonna be scary. I'd already heard the ending was a letdown, so I was prepared for that. But I had at least part of it figured out after about the first 30 minutes and it wasn't the least bit scary, so I was doubly let down.
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Post by: Dan on February 22, 2005, 04:04:44 PM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
but beyond the visuals, it was not too hot.

that's what the wimmin usually say when referring to me.  :-s
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Post by: JohnnyRoyale on February 22, 2005, 06:18:10 PM
Just rented "Chris Rock: Never Scared"

Once again, his stand-up never lets me down.
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Post by: Butter on March 09, 2005, 08:11:25 AM
THE STATION AGENT

Highly recommended.
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Post by: Bronzetree on March 09, 2005, 09:20:00 AM
Kinda redundant, but I Heart Huckabees was great. Clever, funny and just plain weird. good stuff.

Ray was also pretty good, but damned depressing. Apparently, Ray Charles wasn't the nicest guy in the world. Talented as fuck, but quite a dick. If you don't mind a downer of movie, go for it. I enjoyed it.
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Post by: JohnnyRoyale on March 12, 2005, 01:07:00 AM
Finally rented The Dreamers. Fantastic job of re-creating Paris in 1968. Better job re-creating what some might have actually been experiencing. Interesting story line and antics, but a great flick. Loved the tunes throughout as well.

I think many on these Boards would like it.
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Post by: Bronzetree on March 12, 2005, 09:51:10 AM
Watched Without A Paddle on PPV last night. Some really funny bits, but kinda predictable, and had some hackeneyed dialogue. Which was weird, because the funny bits were REALLY funny. I'm guessing the writers can write comedy, but nothing else. Worth a rental.
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Post by: Doug on March 14, 2005, 07:42:40 AM
We got "My First Mister" at the library and watched it last night.  I kinda' wrote it off as a teen/goth angst movie, but every scene peeled back a new layer of depth to the characters and their relationships.  I have to say, it's probably one of the best movies I've seen in awhile.  Brilliantly filmed and acted.

I also watched the new "Resident Evil" movie.  It was o.k. for some cool action, but not as good as the first one for creepiness.

And saw the first half of "Eurotrip", which had me laughing my ass off.  I got interrupted before I could watch the whole thing, so don't tell me how it ends.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 14, 2005, 08:10:22 AM
Whatever you do, do not go to the UK and spend 24.00 ON A 4-DVD set of every Pink Panther cartoon from the 60's and 70's, perhaps believing that owning such an item will magically transform you back to the Sunday teatimes of your younger carefree years. Inevitably, when you start to watch said cartoons they will appear FAR less appealing than you remember and you will end up wondering just why the fuck you wasted your money.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 14, 2005, 08:12:44 AM
We watched American Splendor this weekend. I really enjoyed it. It's about an underground comic book writer.
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Post by: Doug on March 14, 2005, 08:16:28 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
We watched American Splendor this weekend. I really enjoyed it. It's about an underground comic book writer.

I love that movie.  I tend to watch any time I come across it on HBO.  I love the part where they're home from their first date and they're getting ready to make out and she has to puke, sying the "Yuppie food" did her in.

Have you guys seen "Crumb"?  It's a documentary on R. Crumb, the guy in "American Splendor" who did the art work for Harvey's comic.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 14, 2005, 09:11:34 AM
Quote from: "DogStarMan"
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
We watched American Splendor this weekend. I really enjoyed it. It's about an underground comic book writer.

I love that movie.  I tend to watch any time I come across it on HBO.  I love the part where they're home from their first date and they're getting ready to make out and she has to puke, sying the "Yuppie food" did her in.

Have you guys seen "Crumb"?  It's a documentary on R. Crumb, the guy in "American Splendor" who did the art work for Harvey's comic.


Crumb is very interesting! We caught in on IFC I think.
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Post by: Butter on March 14, 2005, 09:31:27 AM
Crumb is just creepy.  I had to shower after that movie.

I liked American Splendor, but it seemed like it could've been more... funny.  I guess Harvey Pekar just isn't that funny.  I remember all his appearances on "Letterman", and I didn't really think he was that funny then either.
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Post by: Doug on March 14, 2005, 11:48:53 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Crumb is just creepy.  I had to shower after that movie.

I didn't find it creepy at all.  I dig stories about people who are basically outcast from society and then wind up succeeding at doing their own thing.
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Post by: Atzend on March 23, 2005, 08:00:10 PM
Just finished watching the Manchurian Candidate remake.  It was good, but not nearly as neatly directed as the original.  The changes to the storyline were excellent and it stands good by itself without comparison to the original.  Both are good in their own ways even though they share a similiar premise.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 24, 2005, 09:41:54 AM
We got Being John Malkovich from Netflix.  It is now in my list of top five worst movies I've ever seen.
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Post by: Butter on March 24, 2005, 09:56:20 AM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
We got Being John Malkovich from Netflix.  It was brilliant.


Fixed that for you.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 24, 2005, 10:36:39 AM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
We got Being John Malkovich from Netflix.  It is now in my list of top five worst movies I've ever seen.


While it's not on my top 5 worst movies list, Being John Malkovich was one I just could not stay awake for. I love my husband, so I tried for him, but I just couldn't get into it enough to stay awake.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 24, 2005, 10:40:13 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
We got Being John Malkovich from Netflix.  It wasn't worth wiping my ass on.


Fixed that for you.

You didn't quite capture what I meant to say.  I appreciate the effort though, but try this on for size.
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Post by: Butter on March 24, 2005, 10:59:18 AM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
We got Being John Malkovich from Netflix.  It wasn't worth wiping my ass on.  But then, I think "Kids With Tits" would be an awesome band name, so maybe I'm not the best judge.


Alright, alright, why don't we just agree on this.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 24, 2005, 11:46:00 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
We got Being John Malkovich from Netflix.  It wasn't worth wiping my ass on.  But then, I think "Kids With Tits" would be an awesome band name, which has nothing at all to do with movies so maybe I'm not the best judge of band names.  Besides, I was joking


Alright, alright, why don't we just agree on this:  you haven't called me Buttman lately.

I agree Buttman, I certainly haven't.
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Post by: Butter on March 24, 2005, 12:16:15 PM
We should've put all this on those smilie signs and seen how long it would've taken for The W to ban our asses.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 24, 2005, 01:06:45 PM
I can't imagine it would've taken long.
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Post by: Bronzetree on March 24, 2005, 03:31:32 PM
Maybe not, but that was an enjoyable exchange, I must say.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 24, 2005, 04:22:29 PM
I especially liked the part where I brought the Buttman thing back up.
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Post by: Jonathan on April 06, 2005, 03:22:57 AM
I just read the entire exchange on this page and I swear to god, I was hyperventilating by the fourth post. Damn, I sure did miss you guys.
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Post by: Butter on April 18, 2005, 10:04:39 AM
ANCHORMAN

Sucked.  Only time I really laughed was when Jack Black kicked the dog off the bridge.  Otherwise, it was a one-trick pony that didn't have a very good trick.
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Post by: Juliana on April 18, 2005, 10:13:20 AM
holy crap, we loved Anchorman.

Napolean Dynamite on the other hand.....
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Post by: scurvygirl on April 18, 2005, 10:13:53 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
ANCHORMAN

Sucked.  Only time I really laughed was when Jack Black kicked the dog off the bridge.  Otherwise, it was a one-trick pony that didn't have a very good trick.


This movie sucked so hard!
After about fifteen minutes, I was like, okay, done watching this shit!  And then I deleted that pirated piece of crap right offa my computer!
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Post by: Doug on April 18, 2005, 10:26:22 AM
We saw several movies this weekend in between cleaning pools of vomit.

"The Forgotten" was pretty cool and suspensful.  Kinda' like an X-Files.
"Shall We Dance" wasn't as corny as I thought it would be.  J-Lo is hot and always looks like she's going to break down and cry, which I find slightly anoying."
"Vanity Fair" was mildly entertaining.  I spent most of the movie staring at Reese Witherspoon's cleavage.
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Post by: scurvygirl on April 18, 2005, 10:31:04 AM
Quote from: "DogStarMan"
We saw several movies this weekend in between cleaning pools of vomit.


Wow.  Were these movies that bad?
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Post by: Kwyjibo on April 18, 2005, 10:34:50 AM
Why is everybody in heat over Napolean Dynamite?  It gets the official Kwyjibo's Gilded Turd award for Biggest Pile of Shit Masquerading as a Motion Picture.

That's right, it gets a Gildy.
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Post by: Juliana on April 18, 2005, 10:49:02 AM
wait now Kwyj, it wasn't as bad as Being John Crapovitch
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Post by: Kwyjibo on April 18, 2005, 10:52:19 AM
Quote from: "Juliana"
wait now Kwyj, it wasn't as bad as Being John Crapovitch

Or Code 47, both past winners of the Gildy for Biggest POS Masquerading as a Motion Picture.

I find it interesting that I misspelled my own screen name in my previous post.
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Post by: Doug on April 18, 2005, 10:53:04 AM
Quote from: "thelunarbee"
Wow.  Were these movies that bad?

No, they were all good movies.  My son had some kinda' gastro' thing going on this weekend and so he threw up everything we fed him.  After cleaning all that and putting him to bed for several naps on Saturday and Sunday, we decided we were too worn out to do anything and just hung around the house watching pay-per-views.
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Post by: Butter on April 18, 2005, 10:59:24 AM
Quote from: "Juliana"
wait now Kwyj, it wasn't as bad as Being John Crapovitch


Or Anchorman.
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Post by: Dan on April 18, 2005, 11:56:08 AM
sheesh, you guys have no taste in movies.  Napoleon Dynamite is a hilarious movie that I thoroughly enjoyed.  Yes, it's awkward, but that's what makes it fun.  Being John Malkovich was also off-center and also interesting.  I found much of it to be annoying (like all the scenes in the half-floor) but then those things were what made the movie interesting.  I do enjoy movies that aren't like all the other movies out there.  As I was watching Sin City, I was thinking to myself:  there's no other movie that's like this, which I think is a truly accomplished feat.  So much of movie making is just the same shit over and over, and those two above movies, plus Sin City and others, are finally different.  And refreshing.  We should enjoy it when someone does something that's different and still well done.  

Of course, it goes without saying that you're allowed to like whatever you want to like.  But I felt someone needed to stand up to those other good movies after all the bashing they've taken.  :p
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Post by: foolsgold on April 18, 2005, 12:28:42 PM
"I'm Not Scared" was a pretty decent movie, but ending fell a bit flat.  I'm not familiar with the director, but really loved his style and approach, so I think I should investigate his other flicks (if he has any.)

Off to imdb.com!
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Post by: scurvygirl on April 18, 2005, 12:31:17 PM
Quote from: "mistergugi"
blah blah... Napoleon Dynamite is the most fuckawful movie ever... blah blah blah


there.  fixed that for you.
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Post by: c-lando on April 19, 2005, 02:19:40 PM
If you haven't seen SHORT CUTS yet, I highly recommend it. Just watched it for the fifth or so time (thank you, TiVo!) and this movie ALWAYS floors me. So much going on - Great performances - Amazing editing. One of my all-time top ten movies.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on April 19, 2005, 02:35:29 PM
Quote from: "thelunarbee"
Quote from: "mistergugi"
blah blah... Napoleon Dynamite is the most fuckawful movie ever... blah blah blah


there.  fixed that for you.

Thank God someone agrees.

As for it being a good movie just because it's different.  Green shit or shit with corn or peanuts in it are different from regular shit, but they're still shit.
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Post by: Juliana on April 19, 2005, 03:50:20 PM
You have such a way with words.
You're like Bob Burns' successor or something.

**Edited to add that I really miss Bob**
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Post by: Bronzetree on April 19, 2005, 03:56:08 PM
Matter of opinion. I quite liked Napoleon Dynamite.
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Post by: Bronzetree on April 26, 2005, 11:28:43 PM
The Woodsman starring Kevin Bacon as a recently sprung child molester struggling to fit back into society. Slow, yet not plodding. Also stars Kyra Sedgwick, Benjamin Bratt, David Alan Grier, Eve and Mos Def. Terrific movie.
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Post by: redbobsled on April 27, 2005, 11:45:07 AM
I'll second the Woodsman rec.  I saw that in a theater awhile back, and it is REALLY well done.
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Post by: Dan on April 27, 2005, 04:28:51 PM
Quote from: "thelunarbee"
Quote from: "mistergugi"
blah blah... Napoleon Dynamite is the most fuckawful movie ever... blah blah blah


there.  fixed that for you.

Awww, my first "fixed that for you".  I feel so accepted now.
:p

Ummm...sorry about being a week late on this.  I guess I just missed it.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on June 06, 2005, 08:30:40 AM
Just caught lost in translation (steve found it in a 2 pack with eternal sunshine at sam's for $18), it was good, but not as funny as it was made out to be.
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Post by: clemsonfan on June 06, 2005, 08:35:16 AM
We watched Finding Neverland last night. I really liked it. Johnny Depp was wonderful, as always. I'm not sure what Butter thought of it.
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Post by: Dan on June 06, 2005, 08:50:07 AM
I liked Finding Neverland quite a bit when I saw it on the big screen.  Playful, fun, sad, entertaining all at the same time.  

I also second Scott's recommendation of The Woodsman as I just saw it this weekend.  I went into it with no concept whatsoever of its plot/background/etc. and found it to be fascinating.  The only thing I didn't like was its very negative and pessimistic take on what society is like as a whole.  But the characters were also well done and acted.
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Post by: Doug on June 06, 2005, 09:21:28 AM
Finally watched Raging Bull after hearing an interview on Fresh Air with Copella's editor.  It was a pretty cool movie.  Like two movies in one actually.  You had the whole fight story and then the after-career story.  It was neat to try to look for all the editing tricks that I heard about in the interview.  There's one trick during a fight scene where they flip the frame upside down for a fraction of a second because it "worked better that way".  I never could find it.
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Post by: The Hegemo on June 06, 2005, 10:27:00 AM
I watched Soul Plane via Netflix. It was truly wretched.

I'd read all the reviews saying it was awful, but I figured, oh, what the hell. Sometimes stupid movies are fun. At least I'll have a laugh.

And I did. Literally. I laughed once during the whole thing. (the part with the "gay men" running down the aisle and the priests -- cheap laugh, but I was desperate for anything remotely funny by then)

It was just an awful movie. Stay away!
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Post by: Jonathan on June 06, 2005, 11:07:49 AM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
Just caught lost in translation...it was good, but not as funny as it was made out to be.


Exactly! Thank you!

After all the hype, I found it to be a bit of a letdown. At least I got the DVD for free...
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Post by: Butter on June 06, 2005, 11:16:38 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
We watched Finding Neverland last night. I really liked it. Johnny Depp was wonderful, as always. I'm not sure what Butter thought of it.


I couldn't stop thinking of Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka, since we saw a promo for that movie just before watching Finding Neverland.

Good... but I wouldn't have minded a bit more explanation about what went on after the movie's narrative ended.
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Post by: clemsonfan on June 10, 2005, 12:12:04 PM
We saw Supersize Me last night. I really enjoyed it. It was enlightening, funny, and all around entertaining.
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Post by: clemsonfan on June 13, 2005, 08:21:35 AM
We saw I, Robot last night. I actually enjoyed it. It wasn't too technical for my non-sci fi brain. Will Smith isn't a great actor, but he's easy on the eyes!
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Post by: Butter on June 13, 2005, 09:03:56 AM
When it wasn't trying too hard to be a Will Smith vehicle, it was actually pretty good, which surprised me.
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Post by: Dan on June 17, 2005, 10:25:04 AM
Watched The Assassination of Richard Nixon last night.  Wow, that was a rough movie to watch.  Possibly one of the slowest and most depressing things I've seen in a while.  The whole thing was.... just.... awkward and hard to make it through.  I got up countless times out of impatience and/or boredom.

Avoid it if you can.  The end was good, but the rest was just ugh.
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Post by: Nate on June 17, 2005, 11:07:59 AM
'Shawn Of The Dead.'  It's a zombie comedy.  If you like dry British wit and gore, this movie is for you.  I was alternately laughing my ass off and being grossed out.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on June 24, 2005, 11:29:33 AM
Steve watched "eternal sunshine of the spotless mind" yesterday (he got off work early yesterday). I walked in the door and was met by the hubby pushing the dog out of the way saying "You're home! I missed you." He wouldn't let me go for nearly a half hour. He loved the movie, but it really affected him. He was seriously depressed for most of the evening.
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Post by: Jonathan on June 24, 2005, 11:38:17 AM
OK, I'll make sure to avoid that one, then.

I don't watch movies to get depressed.
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Post by: Dan on June 24, 2005, 02:42:54 PM
I thought it was good...and wouldn't have called it depressing.  It was weird, and different, and well done, and quality stuff.  Certainly not the happiest, but not depressing.  At least, not depressing enough to Not Recommend it.
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Post by: Jonathan on June 24, 2005, 02:55:11 PM
Well, I guess I should point out that I never got around to watching it because, from what I read, I thought that might be the case.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on June 24, 2005, 03:00:31 PM
It has a happy-ish ending, so I'm told, but it's the kind of movie that makes you think hard about a lot. My husband overthinks things anyway, hence his morose mood lastnight.
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Post by: clemsonfan on June 27, 2005, 07:48:36 AM
We watched Ray last night. It was long but I really liked it. I didn't know that much about him before it.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 27, 2005, 08:12:21 AM
"The Station Agent"

Finally got to see the DVD of this last night (thanks to the Cincinnati Library).

It didn't disappoint.

Apart from maybe the ending.

Which was short.

Hmmmn... maybe it was supposed to be?
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Post by: Butter on June 27, 2005, 11:43:55 AM
LEMONY SNICKET = Blah.
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Post by: Dan on June 27, 2005, 11:58:40 AM
I pulled out an old favorite and watch M*A*S*H again.  Not the tv show, but the original Robert Altman film.  That shit is funny...
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Post by: Kwyjibo on June 27, 2005, 11:59:18 AM
We watched Happy, Texas recently.  It was hysterical.  Steve Zahn is the best.
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Post by: Juliana on June 27, 2005, 12:05:04 PM
We also got the Star Wars Clone Wars cartoon.
HOLY FREAKING CRAP, was it good.
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Post by: Atzend on June 28, 2005, 12:35:49 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
We watched Happy, Texas recently.  It was hysterical.  Steve Zahn is the best.


"The light is green!!"  

It's a good movie.  Damn funny and not too mushy for being somewhat of a romantic comedy.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 28, 2005, 07:36:39 PM
I finally saw Old School. Not that impressed.
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Post by: Butter on July 05, 2005, 09:55:43 AM
THE LADYKILLERS

More entertaining than I expected, but then, I was expecting absolute crap.  Pretty amusing, but not typical high-quality Coen Brothers stuff.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 11, 2005, 01:03:10 AM
Based on Jonathan's recommendation, I saw Mean Machine this weekend. It's the British remake of The Longest Yard with Vinnie Jones and Jason Statham. Quite good.

You have a choice to watch the Domestic Theatrical Version or the Original UK Theatrical Version. I think that the difference is that they replaced some of the British slang with the American equivalents - for example, pissed became drunk and kit became uniform. I watched the Original in its entirety and had no problems understanding what they were talking about.
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Post by: Butter on July 11, 2005, 08:03:10 AM
Finally got around to seeing:

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE.

I didn't hate it.  I didn't love it.  I laughed more than I thought I would.  I enjoyed it.  It's pretty hard not to watch that movie without any sort of preconceived notion of what you think it will be like... but I can say that I wasn't really expecting it to be like that... pretty funny.  It never quite took me where I expected it to, except at the VERY end.
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Post by: Juliana on July 12, 2005, 02:01:52 PM
We watched The Terminal last night.  We liked it quite a bit.  It was cute, and Tom Hanks, as always, was awesome.  It was a good supporting cast too, plus the love story aspect didn't take over or anything.
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Post by: Doug on July 12, 2005, 02:05:41 PM
Quote from: "Juliana"
We also got the Star Wars Clone Wars cartoon.
HOLY FREAKING CRAP, was it good.

Wasn't it though.  I liked it better than the movies.
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Post by: clemsonfan on July 13, 2005, 10:47:59 AM
Saw HP and The Prisoner of Azkaban last night. I think it's definitely the best of the HP movies so far. I really liked it.

By the way, they are going to show this movie at the Belmont Library HP party this friday night.
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Post by: Butter on July 26, 2005, 08:15:59 AM
TROY.  Fell asleep during the climax.  Somewhat interesting at times, but too long.  And Brad Pitt wasn't very good, I didn't think.

THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU.  Very good, but not the quality of previous Wes Anderson movies.  I never got into the characters.... it definitely needed a more human/humorous touch like what Gene Hackman gave THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS.  There were several small funny bits (the Brazilian crew member constantly singing David Bowie songs in Portuguese... the bad wiring on the ship... the relationship between Murray's character and Willem Dafoe's), but it just never added all the way up for me.  Always very interesting, stylistically speaking, to watch a Wes Anderson movie in the first place.  I would watch it again... but if you're expecting a better film than Tenenbaums, don't expect it here.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 26, 2005, 10:28:49 AM
"THE COOLER"

MK & I gave it 15 minutes. Left us cold.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on July 26, 2005, 10:46:08 AM
We've been getting the "From the Earth to the Moon" series from Netflix.  This is our second time watching it (how often can you say that about a 12 hour mini series?).  

It's soooo well done, the cast is amazing Grant Shaud, Bryan Cranston, Gary Cole, Tim Daly, Dave Foley, Al Franken, Chris Isaak, Ted Levine, Kevin Pollak, Steve Zahn, the dad from ALF.... the list goes on.  The whole thing was dreamed up and is "hosted" by Tom Hanks who appears briefly in the last episode.  It's really very smartly done.  It's educational as hell and actually manages to be insanely entertaining at the same time.
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Post by: Juliana on July 26, 2005, 10:50:36 AM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
It's educational as hell and actually manages to be insanely entertaining at the same time.


That's right, it's doubly entertaining.
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Post by: Butter on July 26, 2005, 10:54:10 AM
Honestly, I don't find hell or insanity to be entertaining.  Maybe that's just me, though.  THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE wasn't bad.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on July 26, 2005, 11:11:45 AM
Quote from: "Juliana"
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
It's educational as hell and actually manages to be insanely entertaining at the same time.


That's right, it's both educational and entertaining.

I know, that's what I said.
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Post by: Atzend on July 26, 2005, 11:40:51 AM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
We've been getting the "From the Earth to the Moon" series from Netflix.  This is our second time watching it (how often can you say that about a 12 hour mini series?).  

It's soooo well done, the cast is amazing Grant Shaud, Bryan Cranston, Gary Cole, Tim Daly, Dave Foley, Al Franken, Chris Isaak, Ted Levine, Kevin Pollak, Steve Zahn, the dad from ALF.... the list goes on.  The whole thing was dreamed up and is "hosted" by Tom Hanks who appears briefly in the last episode.  It's really very smartly done.  It's educational as hell and actually manages to be insanely entertaining at the same time.


Just looking at the cast makes me want to watch it.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 26, 2005, 12:50:37 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
We've been getting the "From the Earth to the Moon" series from Netflix.  This is our second time watching it (how often can you say that about a 12 hour mini series?).  

It's soooo well done, the cast is amazing Grant Shaud, Bryan Cranston, Gary Cole, Tim Daly, Dave Foley, Al Franken, Chris Isaak, Ted Levine, Kevin Pollak, Steve Zahn, the dad from ALF.... the list goes on.  The whole thing was dreamed up and is "hosted" by Tom Hanks who appears briefly in the last episode.  It's really very smartly done.  It's educational as hell and actually manages to be insanely entertaining at the same time.


Just looking at the cast makes me want to watch it.


Oh, it's worth it.

Gave us a most enjoyable weekend a few years ago
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Post by: Atzend on July 26, 2005, 02:34:07 PM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
Oh, it's worth it.

Gave us a most enjoyable weekend a few years ago


I may need to sign up for Netflix for this.  This sounds like a good contender for another show to get addicted to since we're on the last disk of Freaks and Geeks.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 26, 2005, 02:40:04 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
Oh, it's worth it.

Gave us a most enjoyable weekend a few years ago


I may need to sign up for Netflix for this.  This sounds like a good contender for another show to get addicted to since we're on the last disk of Freaks and Geeks.


We rented it from Middletown library. I've just done a check but no local libraries have it.

Freaks & Geeks is/was AWEsome!
Title: Recent Rentals: Or, Warning People off Blowing $4 on Crap
Post by: Atzend on July 26, 2005, 03:57:05 PM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
We rented it from Middletown library. I've just done a check but no local libraries have it.


Found several of the sets at the Cincinnati Public Library.  Thanks for the lead.

This may be the motivation I need to pay off all my late fees and build up some more.
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Post by: foolsgold on July 27, 2005, 08:47:49 AM
The motivation for you to pay off your library late fees might also be that they will report you to a collection agency if your fines exceed $25.00.  Library ain't fucking around no mo'.
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Post by: Juliana on July 27, 2005, 09:17:44 AM
Hey Fools, a library sidenote:  What happens if you check a book out when you're a kid, and you totally forget about the book and never return it?  Will the policia de la Biblioteca come get you?
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Post by: cuddlyevil on July 27, 2005, 09:33:09 AM
They might charge you for the cost of replacing the book, it depends on the library system though. In Nashville, they'll charge you for the book if it's not returned.
Title: Recent Rentals: Or, Warning People off Blowing $4 on Crap
Post by: Action Jim on July 27, 2005, 11:35:45 AM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
The motivation for you to pay off your library late fees might also be that they will report you to a collection agency if your fines exceed $25.00.  Library ain't fucking around no mo'.


Nope.  And if the collection agency doesn't work, they send over Guido and Vinnie, who explain to you that "Things could get real unpleasant if the library doesn't get paid, see?"  Then they break your thumb, just as an attention getter.
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Post by: Action Jim on August 19, 2005, 12:07:08 AM
Just finished The Day After Tomorrow.  Perhaps in the morning, with a little perspective, I'll be able to evaluate the movie more thoroughly.  For now, all I can say is that it was bad.  Really bad.  Really, really fucking bad.
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Post by: scurvygirl on August 19, 2005, 07:10:26 AM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Just finished The Day After Tomorrow.  Perhaps in the morning, with a little perspective, I'll be able to evaluate the movie more thoroughly.  For now, all I can say is that it was bad.  Really bad.  Really, really fucking bad.


Nope, I first watched it a couple of weeks ago, and its terribleness still festers in my mind.  Maybe one day, the pain will go away, but right now, hell, I'd rather watch "The Apple" than have to sit through that piece of shit again.
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Post by: Atzend on September 09, 2005, 10:56:49 PM
Picked up Employee of the Month (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362590/) about a week ago and finally watched it.  Steve Zahn is hilarious.  Very good dark comedy.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on September 12, 2005, 09:27:30 AM
Finally got around to seeing Shaun of the dead yesterday, we both really enjoyed it--we were going to do a double feature "dawn of the dead" (the new one) then shaun of the dead, but we got lazy.
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Post by: Butter on September 23, 2005, 08:03:21 AM
Quote from: "Atzend"
Picked up Employee of the Month (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362590/) about a week ago and finally watched it.  Steve Zahn is hilarious.  Very good dark comedy.


We watched this last night.

I knew what was happening at the end... until the writer decided to see just how many "twists" he could pack into 5 minutes worth of film.  Almost kinda ruined it for me.  But it was good overall.  Surprising to see the hooker is the secretary from the US version of "The Office".
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Post by: clemsonfan on September 23, 2005, 08:21:44 AM
We also watched In Good Company (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385267/) last night. I really liked it. I'm also a sucker for Dennis Quaid (I would love for him to be my Hollywood Dad) and movies about relationships. It wasn't a romance, it's more of a father figure and son movie.

I cried at the end. Of course, I'm more emotional this week of the month if you catch my drift.
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Post by: Action Jim on September 23, 2005, 08:58:29 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"

I cried at the end. Of course, I'm more emotional this week of the month if you catch my drift.


Yeah. I always get this way around the autumn equinox.  

Oh, you meant...never mind.

And yeah, Butter, EoTM did get a little silly there towards then end.  By the time it wrapped, the final twist was so predictable that it failed to shock me one bit.  But I hope you chuckled a bit before it turned dark and twisty.
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Post by: Butter on September 23, 2005, 09:10:50 AM
Quote from: "TAFKA lawdog"
But I hope you chuckled a bit before it turned dark and twisty.


Steve Zahn had me cracking up all the way through... and the Mrs. and I enjoyed Dave Foley's cameo, so it was good all around.  Plus, I love a good revenge saga, which is what this looked like for 85 minutes, so I was pleased.
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Post by: Doug on September 27, 2005, 08:54:09 AM
Over the weekend, Michelle got Bride and Prejudice (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361411/) on Pay Per View.  I always heave a sigh and roll my eyes whenever she gets one of these movies, but then I find myself wrapped up in them fairly quickly.  It's a Hollywoood/Baliwood fusion.  I really dig Indian music, so I enjoyed all the color and music and dancing.  It's pretty fun to watch.  Plus, the lead actess, Aishwarya Rai (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0706787/) is pretty scrumptious.
Title: Recent Rentals: Or, Warning People off Blowing $4 on Crap
Post by: Kwyjibo on September 27, 2005, 10:21:01 AM
Quote from: "Atzend"
Picked up Employee of the Month (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362590/) about a week ago and finally watched it.  Steve Zahn is hilarious.  Very good dark comedy.

I've never even heard of this.  When did it come out?

I love Steve Zahn, why he isn't huge I'll never understand.  He's one of the funniest people in Hollywood because he's actually got comedic timing, he doesn't have to rely on Jim Carey slapstick to be funny.
Title: Recent Rentals: Or, Warning People off Blowing $4 on Crap
Post by: Atzend on September 28, 2005, 11:32:06 AM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
Quote from: "Atzend"
Picked up Employee of the Month (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362590/) about a week ago and finally watched it.  Steve Zahn is hilarious.  Very good dark comedy.

I've never even heard of this.  When did it come out?

I love Steve Zahn, why he isn't huge I'll never understand.  He's one of the funniest people in Hollywood because he's actually got comedic timing, he doesn't have to rely on Jim Carey slapstick to be funny.


It came out in 2004.  I think it was a straight to blockbuster/video.  

I don't quite get it either why he's not more well known.  From looking at his list of movie credits, he's not been in anything that's been really huge.  Reality Bites seems to be the biggest one I can think of.
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Post by: Juliana on September 28, 2005, 11:49:51 AM
He was in You've Got Mail, right?
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Post by: Atzend on September 28, 2005, 12:08:07 PM
Quote from: "Juliana"
He was in You've Got Mail, right?


Yeah, but it's been so long since I've seen it and it kind of blends with so many other Meg Ryan chick flicks I couldn't place him.

I do remember him as the slacker dad in Riding In Cars With Boys.
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Post by: clemsonfan on October 06, 2005, 04:08:45 PM
Watched Hitch the other night. I liked it. Kevin James was great!

For a non-romance movie lover's thoughts, ask Butter what he thought of it.
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Post by: Butter on October 06, 2005, 04:20:01 PM
I liked it.  Kevin James was great!
Title: Recent Rentals: Or, Warning People off Blowing $4 on Crap
Post by: clemsonfan on October 06, 2005, 04:43:34 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
I liked it.  Kevin James was great!



 :twisted: Hey, I know I'm vague. You're the detailed reviewer in our relationship.
Title: Recent Rentals: Or, Warning People off Blowing $4 on Crap
Post by: Butter on October 07, 2005, 08:03:20 AM
It was kinda fluff, so it doesn't really warrant a deep review.  It was cute and funny at times, so if you like that sort of thing and aren't tremendously annoyed by Will Smith scenery chewing, then you'll probably like it.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on October 14, 2005, 09:31:30 AM
We caught kingdom of heaven the other night, it wasn't terrible. Had some really great moments in it and some moments that were so/so. Steve was disappointed in the small role Liam Neeson had as he liked his character. We liked it, but I'm glad we didn't pay to see it in the theatre.
Title: Recent Rentals: Or, Warning People off Blowing $4 on Crap
Post by: Butter on October 14, 2005, 09:36:06 AM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
it wasn't terrible.


That's going on the DVD box for the Special Edition.
Title: Recent Rentals: Or, Warning People off Blowing $4 on Crap
Post by: cuddlyevil on October 14, 2005, 10:05:06 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
it wasn't terrible.


That's going on the DVD box for the Special Edition.


Kickass, how about "Better than Troy and The Mummy 2 combined"?
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Post by: Dan on October 14, 2005, 02:11:20 PM
We rented "The Notebook" this week.  Yes, I got suckered into watching a sappy chick-flick.  But the Rachel McAdams character really is quite likeable and I can totally understand why she's getting all these good-girl roles now.  She's hot.  I liked watching her.

Oh yeah, the movie wasn't terrible, either.  I liked it more than I thought I would.  I'm not saying it was great...as the box says, it's a basic story that's well told.
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Post by: Dan on February 10, 2006, 02:09:11 PM
We rented 2046 last night.  I don't know if it was good because we were so bored that we stopped watching it an hour into it.  What does that say?

It was artistically done and interesting from that aspect.  The director really liked the shot with the people on the side of the screen, which was cool at first but got tiring after a while.  He also liked to only show part of what he was really showing.  Watching them make out but only seeing their feet, or showing them walking down the hall but only showing some of the hall.  It gave a real sense of being enclosed and that we couldn't see all of what was going on.  

But there wasn't anything going on.  So we got bored.  I rarely stop watching a movie.  I couldn't believe that I did it this time.  Which says that much more about the film.
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Post by: c-lando on January 24, 2017, 08:54:27 AM
Aw, Guys! Remember when we used to RENT stuff!??!?!
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Post by: Dan on January 24, 2017, 10:13:30 AM
I had to really think about who was likely the "we" in my post above. Hah! Exes...
Title: Re: Recent Rentals: Or, Warning People off Blowing $4 on Crap
Post by: c-lando on January 24, 2017, 11:10:30 AM
I had to really think about who was likely the "we" in my post above. Hah! Exes...
HAHAHAHA.
Title: Re: Recent Rentals: Or, Warning People off Blowing $4 on Crap
Post by: Dan on February 25, 2019, 01:53:39 PM
Realizing that since we all watch streaming now, and no one rents, this thread feels awkward. :)
Title: Re: Recent Rentals: Or, Warning People off Blowing $4 on Crap
Post by: c-lando on February 25, 2019, 01:57:33 PM
Realizing that since we all watch streaming now, and no one rents, this thread feels awkward. :)

Says the guy posting this on a MESSAGE BOARD.
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Post by: Dan on February 25, 2019, 02:41:27 PM
Heyyyyooooo!!!
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Post by: c-lando on February 25, 2019, 03:07:03 PM
Heyyyyooooo!!!

It does make me realize how "cheap" I am about rentals now.
I used to pay $4.20 (heh) for a rental and now I bitch if Amazon Prime wants me to pay $0.99 to watch something.
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Post by: va-vacious on February 26, 2019, 10:40:35 PM
yeah I won't pay anything at all on Amazon!
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Post by: MissKitty on February 28, 2019, 08:37:38 AM
We still rent tons of DVDs ... from the library.

GET OFF MY LAWN!
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Post by: c-lando on February 28, 2019, 04:44:25 PM
We still rent tons of DVDs ... from the library.

GET OFF MY LAWN!

Same. But, those are free!
PAY? FOR WHAT??