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Topic 4 of 73: The movie I just saw

Mon, Dec 9, 1996 (07:40) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)
What movies did you see last? How was it? Would you recommend it?
579 responses total.

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 Response 1 of 579: Kennebec  (Kennebec) * Wed, Dec 11, 1996 (19:00) * 11 lines 
 
I saw the new version of Romeo & Juliet. It is a modernized version of the
classic tale. I must confess that I usually prefer the stage version for
Shakespeare. But, nonetheless, I kept an open mind and thought this was
well done. Very violent, more so than I think Shakespeare had in mind.
There also were some parts that did not adapt well to being modernized. In
particular, Juliet's father and mother did not seem to be very good parents.
So, I thought the words at the end "All are punished!" hardly made any sense.
I also felt the symbolism of the water was over done. I did like the image of the false stage on the beach where Mercutio is killed. I also thought the
death scene was very effective. I would recommend this movie for people who
know this play and don't mind seeing it done differently. My sister in law
who is a theater professor really HATED this movie.


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 Response 2 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Dec 11, 1996 (19:41) * 3 lines 
 
Last year it was Jane Austen, this year Shakespeare, what classic writer is in
the on deck circle for next year?



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 Response 3 of 579: Josh Daniel  (joshd) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (13:17) * 1 lines 
 
Wait a sec...Romeo and Juliet DIE? Oh, thanks for ruining it for everyone!


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 Response 4 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Dec 12, 1996 (22:20) * 1 lines 
 
Next time, how about a 'spoiler alert'?


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 Response 5 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar 16, 1997 (22:01) * 27 lines 
 
I just saw Still Breathing Saturday:

STILL BREATHING TO CLOSE SXSW FILM FESTIVAL

AUSTIN, TEXAS, FEBRUARY 1997 -- The SXSW (South By Southwest) Film Festival announced today that it has
chosen STILL BREATHING for the closing night of its third annual event. The picture will screen on March
15th at the Paramount Theatre in Austin.

Brendan Fraser (Disney's upcoming GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE) and Joanna Going (Fox's INVENTING THE ABBOTS)
head the cast of the magical romance, which will have its world premiere at the SXSW Fest. Also starring
in the ZapPictures production are Ann Magnuson, Toby Huss, Angus MacFadyen, Lou Rawls, Paolo Seganti,
Michael McKean, and Academy Award® winner Celeste Holm. The film is by first-time writer-director James
F. Robinson and is produced by Marshall Persinger.

"We are delighted to have STILL BREATHING close our festival," notes director Nancy Schafer. "Since the
film was made principally in Texas, it makes a wonderful closing piece."

"We love the idea of having our world premiere in Texas at SXSW, and are honored to occupy the same spot
that LONE STAR held last year," said Robinson. "The festival provides a rich forum for independant
filmmakers and showcases the terrific city of Austin."

STILL BREATHING is a lyrical, modern romance about a hopelessly romantic Texas street performer (Fraser)
who has a vision of his true love and sets out to find her... only she turns out to be a tough LA con
artist (Going) who believes he's her next "mark."

STILL BREATHING was recently acquired by Lakeshore International for foreign distribution. Domestic
rights are available at this time.


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 6 of 579: aubrey  (aubrey) * Wed, Apr  9, 1997 (14:16) * 1 lines 
 
I see you covered *spoiler alerts* months ago in this topic! (see Still Breathing)! Sorry! That IS pretty funny, tho, joshd--like your style.


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 Response 7 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Apr  9, 1997 (21:17) * 2 lines 
 
There's a schedule of upcoming showings of Still Breathing on their
website at http://www.stillbreathing.com .


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 Response 8 of 579: hmmph  (aubrey) * Tue, Apr 15, 1997 (09:18) * 1 lines 
 
Well, unless I'm going to be in Seattle (wouldn't THAT be nice) or Nantucket (insert your favorite limerick here), I'm fresh outta luck!


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 Response 9 of 579: yeah!  (aubrey) * Tue, Apr 15, 1997 (09:19) * 1 lines 
 
On the other hand, what a totally cool web site! Thanks terry. I almost forgive your anti-Jerry Lewis antics!


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 Response 10 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Apr 15, 1997 (22:34) * 1 lines 
 
Whew, I ducked out of that one.


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 Response 11 of 579: dohdeedoh  (aubrey) * Wed, Apr 16, 1997 (10:15) * 2 lines 
 
But now I'm getting confused, running between the Still Breathing topic, which isn't anymore, and What I Just Saw, which is! So the last movie I saw was Liar Liar and now you're all laughing at me and you think I really DO like Jerry Lewis. I thought Liar was pretty funny anyway so there! Hope to see Grosse Pointe Blank and...well now my mind's a blank...I'll tell you Monday if I actually made it to any movin pitcher shows. Actually I guess the last movie I saw was Road to Bali on AMC. Those road mov
es are such a tonic! Any recommendations among the current releases? I just heard they're re-releasing Das Boot with an extra HOUR of footage. I might go see that!


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 Response 12 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Apr 16, 1997 (21:28) * 1 lines 
 
You mean Still Breathing isn't still breathing. Yikes!


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 Response 13 of 579: mymy  (aubrey) * Thu, Apr 17, 1997 (13:30) * 1 lines 
 
it seems to have metastisized and metamorphisized...we have this effect on topics, terry....


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 14 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Apr 17, 1997 (23:41) * 2 lines 
 
I wish I had more time to promote the Spring, I know how I could get lots of folks here,
I just don't have the time with my work and commute schedule.


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 Response 15 of 579: cheerleader  (aubrey) * Fri, Apr 18, 1997 (08:26) * 1 lines 
 
I know I'm telling everyone in my little circle about my fabulous new home-away-from-home! I'm just enjoying the heck out of it!! I noticed there is an Austen retired toipics...do you do that for some of these when they switch like this? Just a thought--retire it and change its name or something? (Let me barge in late and run the show!)


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 Response 16 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Apr 19, 1997 (00:56) * 2 lines 
 
We can "retire" topics and even bring them "out of retirement" with
this here yapp topic.


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 17 of 579: ace  (semtex) * Mon, Aug  4, 1997 (15:54) * 1 lines 
 
friday evening is saw AIR FORCE ONE, with many flights of fancy, even for a movie about one of the high-tech planes for the president. it was entertaining fare, for almost anyone. very well played, the villain seems to have had more lines than the lead good guy, the pres. all in all, it was eminently worth watching, strictly for the action, for the suspense and for the fine acting by all players. it is worth a trip to the movies.


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 Response 18 of 579: William Downing  (RASLOR) * Mon, Aug 18, 1997 (22:37) * 1 lines 
 
On friday opening day i went to see SPAWN. The computer graphics were great and it was an all around good movie. The charicters were well played. The actor that played spawn played him very well. This movie is pretty much like a modern batman movie exept 4 times better. So if you like action movies you will like this one because it is non stop action. Personally i give this movie 2 thumbs up and i think it is definatley worth seeing more than once.


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 Response 19 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Aug 19, 1997 (08:29) * 2 lines 
 
You don'thave any more thumbs to give right? I've read quite a few other good
reviews of Spawn. It seems like there's a plethora of sci fi movies out now.


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 Response 20 of 579: Lorie Scafaro  (LorieS) * Mon, Aug 25, 1997 (15:44) * 3 lines 
 
Better late than never? I recommend Contact, and I won't give anything away, guys. But it is a fine sci fi movie, NOT an action-adventure sci-fi melange like so many movies. It makes you think and that's wonderful.

Anybody seen "Mrs. Brown?" I missed it at my local cinema and I'm so upset!


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 Response 21 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Oct 15, 1997 (09:54) * 2 lines 
 
Another Dollar Movie Night: Spawn. Eh. It was okay for a buck seventy-five.
The best part was I won a free game in the ritual post movie pinball game!


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 Response 22 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Oct 15, 1997 (13:17) * 1 lines 
 
What's the best sci fi movie you've seen this year?


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 Response 23 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Oct 16, 1997 (09:09) * 1 lines 
 
Contact was good, I struggle to think of any other sci-fi s I've seen. You?


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 Response 24 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Oct 16, 1997 (09:27) * 2 lines 
 
I'd have to agree with Contact, I've only gone out to 2-3 movies in the
last few months. And I haven't seen any other sci fi movies.


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 Response 25 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Oct 20, 1997 (09:58) * 2 lines 
 
The Devil's Advocate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A must see. Al Pacino is amazing, excellent storyline and fabulous acting all around that made me forget I wasn't watching real life unfold. The THX and great theatre probably helped. Another first run movie! Two in a couple of months -- a definite first.


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 Response 26 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Oct 20, 1997 (17:51) * 2 lines 
 
Siskel and Ebert gave it a mixed review, but generally they liked it.
They said Keanu Reeves was excellent.


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 Response 27 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Tue, Oct 21, 1997 (10:46) * 1 lines 
 
For the first time, I also thought Keanu Reeves was excellent.


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 Response 28 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Oct 22, 1997 (00:51) * 11 lines 
 
They said that everyone else in the movie had to struggle to come up to his
level.

Are you going to see/or have you seen "Seven Years in Tibet" yet? *That's* the
movie I want to see and talk about.

I caught some of Richard Gere's comments and he's out making an impassioned plea
for the oppression being suffered by the dissidents at Tianman Square.

We talked about this some in another topic, it might have been in the 'spirit'
conference.


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 Response 29 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Oct 22, 1997 (12:21) * 1 lines 
 
nope. not yet.


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 Response 30 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Oct 27, 1997 (09:53) * 2 lines 
 
Another $ theatre day. Sunday, when we finally dug out from under our not-so-warm blanet o' powdery white stuff, we headed to Bear Valley to see Conspiracy Theory. I liked it. I have never seen Mel Gibson in the light he put himself in in this movie. Suspense, comedy and of course, conspiracy!
AND I won another free game of pinball!


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 31 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Oct 27, 1997 (10:40) * 3 lines 
 
Check out the Ann Bronte movie on PBS tonight, if you can,
it will give us something to talk about!



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 Response 32 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Oct 27, 1997 (12:14) * 1 lines 
 
no tv.


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 Response 33 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Nov  3, 1997 (09:05) * 1 lines 
 
Another $ theatre night -- Saturday on the wrong side o' town. We saw "Event Horizon". A freaky cross between Alien and Hellraiser.


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 34 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Nov  3, 1997 (09:05) * 1 lines 
 
Oh and I of course whipped up at pinball and matched for a free game!


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 Response 35 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Nov  3, 1997 (09:12) * 1 lines 
 
Whup 'em up, baybeeee!


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 Response 36 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Nov  7, 1997 (12:11) * 2 lines 
 
GATTACA! A must see. Visually pleasing, emotionally uplifting and gut wrenching plus a really groovy sci-fi/humanitarian plot.
Lookit me, going to the first run movies!


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 Response 37 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Nov  7, 1997 (13:52) * 2 lines 
 
Wow. A firstrunner.



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 Response 38 of 579: George Frimpter (legaffe) * Sat, Nov  8, 1997 (17:59) * 1 lines 
 
Look at her.


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 Response 39 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Nov 10, 1997 (12:35) * 1 lines 
 
No pinball machines at the first run theatres though. *sigh*


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 Response 40 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Nov 10, 1997 (15:59) * 3 lines 
 
Depends on which first-runners one frequents (we have 'em in ours)...
Friday night, took my daughter and a friend to see "I know What You Did Last Summer"- appealed to all of my baser adolescent instincts (I loved it). And it was better than "Scream"- which I also loved (what can I say, I'm emotionally stunted)...Last night, my daughter and I watched "Anne of Green Gables" (the 1985, Megan Follows version) for the 117th time (fav. scenes- Anne's initial buggy ride with Matthew Cuthbert, through "the avenue", and past the "Lake of Shining Waters"; and the scene with she and
Marilla, after Anne had dyed her hair green). Tonight we'll watch "Anne of Avonlea" (for the 117th time, as well). Have to admit, the final scene- where Anne and Gilbert FINALLY get together- always sort of gets to me...


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 Response 41 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Nov 10, 1997 (16:19) * 1 lines 
 
Thank you for showing us your tender side... I feel trusted, special, warm and fuzzy. Okay, maybe not fuzzy.


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 Response 42 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Nov 10, 1997 (16:38) * 2 lines 
 
*sigh*
Guess I'm easily manipulated (treasure some special Flintstone's moments, too)...


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 Response 43 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Nov 10, 1997 (17:13) * 1 lines 
 
women (young and old) usually have some talent in that area.


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 Response 44 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Nov 10, 1997 (18:25) * 2 lines 
 
Quite true.
And by the time my daughter begins dating (probably another twelve or fifteen years from now), she will have mastered the art...


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 Response 45 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Nov 13, 1997 (13:17) * 2 lines 
 
Just saw... Boogie Nights. Bizarre. Tarantino-esque. I enjoyed it.
AND last night I went to a re-release of the Little Mermaid. WER, you HAVE to take your daughter. It is such an excellent film. The music is fantastic and the characters hysterical.


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 Response 46 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Nov 14, 1997 (10:12) * 1 lines 
 
Hey gud? Where'd your nickname come from?


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 Response 47 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Nov 20, 1997 (10:22) * 5 lines 
 
Starship Troopers!
Woo WOO! Great flick albeit EXTREMELY graphic. I loved the big huge, plasma hurling beetle bugs! And some truly freaky bug stampede shots. I am proud to say that I watched the entire movie without putting my hands in front of my face (as a shield). I did however, yell out once or twice.
Action, cheesy feel-good and GREAT effects! A movie to please both the chick flick lover and hardened adventure critic!

While at the theatre we discussed the WORST movie of 1997 (because there were no pinball machines) and came up with SCREAM, ANACONDA and VOLCANO. Any comments from the peanut gallery??


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 Response 48 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Nov 20, 1997 (13:32) * 2 lines 
 
You didn't cover your eyes for the shower scenes?



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 Response 49 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Nov 20, 1997 (13:47) * 1 lines 
 
nope.


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 Response 50 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Nov 20, 1997 (14:24) * 2 lines 
 
Just as I thought.



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 Response 51 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Nov 20, 1997 (17:03) * 3 lines 
 
Taking my kids to see "Starship Troopers" tonight, probably (assuming, of course, it is showing in a pinball-accessible theater)...
Sigh. Have received most undeserved flak from friends due to the fact that I LIKED "Scream" (esp. value Drew Barrymore's potential as brunette)...It was supposed to be stupid-it was intended as camp, and certainly succeeded on that level, I thought...
Worst movie of "97 (if it was released this year- I think it was) would for me be "Little Rascals"...Having kids compels me to watch these films, and usually they're watchable, but it was as if the makers of this film didn't even try...


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 Response 52 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Nov 21, 1997 (11:14) * 1 lines 
 
Oh good! You are plugged into yet another genre than I! Did you happen to see GOOD BURGER. Sounds like bad movie potential...


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 Response 53 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Fri, Nov 21, 1997 (13:45) * 2 lines 
 
Uhh...what?
(haven't seen "Good Burger", definitely seems bad, though)


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 Response 54 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Sun, Nov 30, 1997 (19:18) * 12 lines 
 
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've just seen the most amazing film of my life, and I had to log on to
share it with you!

"Planet of the Apes" - wowwweeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! Perfectly written,
beautifully presented, and with the sort of story that makes you want to
scream - it's probably the most profound film I have ever seen.

If you haven't seen it, then rent it immediately. If you have - tell me what
*you* thought of it.



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 Response 55 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sun, Nov 30, 1997 (19:45) * 1 lines 
 
I never saw the movie, but it was certainly a very interesting, thought-provoking novella.


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 Response 56 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Mon, Dec  1, 1997 (07:00) * 2 lines 
 
Yeah, I imagine it was a good book. The movie is unbelievable - the scenery
is out of this world. I think the whole story has a lot to teach us!


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 Response 57 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Dec  2, 1997 (10:49) * 1 lines 
 
Yeah, it's one of those thinly veiled allegories of life, like Animal Farm and Adventures of Huck Finn.


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 Response 58 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Wed, Dec  3, 1997 (16:09) * 2 lines 
 
Do you think that allegories contained within films make them more
interesting/intriguing than more standard films?


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 Response 59 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Thu, Dec  4, 1997 (11:19) * 1 lines 
 
Definitely more interesting--but not necessarily more entertaining! Sometimes I don't want to work that hard for a movie; I just want a good laugh or a whodunit. I save my cerebral energy for books.


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 Response 60 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Fri, Dec  5, 1997 (15:39) * 9 lines 
 
Yeah...I'm generally the same. I often like to watch non-demanding movies
(say, Action Films!!) and then spend my time hassling through books.
However, I often find that I can't actually read the "classics" of literature
- I'm struggling through Catch 22 at the moment, and I'm finding it a
terrible drag. I may rent the film and see what that's like - at least
then I'll have some basis for reading the book again.

One film that did NOT make the translation from book to movie, though,
was 2001. Neither did 2010 IMHO, but it was better than 2001!!


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 Response 61 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sat, Dec  6, 1997 (17:07) * 1 lines 
 
I saw about 1/2 hour of 2001 on TV and was too bewildered to watch anymore. It's hard to get interested when you have no clue what you're watching means. About Catch 22--it was such a scream!! I was working a college internship where they had nothing for me to do, so I would read every day. The day I brought that book I was constantly howling with laughter; at one point I had tears rolling down my cheeks. My boss thought I was a total flake.


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 Response 62 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Sat, Dec  6, 1997 (21:06) * 8 lines 
 
Hehehe...some parts of it have been funny, although I'm not that far in.
I'm finding it very hard to get to grips with, though. It seems to
be thrashing around without a basis for a story at the moment, and
without any reason for what's going on...I need a book to have a
point, and a direction.

About 2001 - get the book, it really is wonderful. 2010 is a great
book too :)


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 Response 63 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sat, Dec  6, 1997 (21:41) * 2 lines 
 
that's kind of the point with Catch 22- and there is no reason for what's going on, which is kind of the point, too (hmmm...could've been a little clearer there)... I enjoyed it a lot, too... really disappointed with Heller's later stuff, though... re: "2001"- I thought it was great...thought the opening sequence was astonishing... to this day don't know what it all is supposed to mean (not sure Kubrick knows, either), but it was an extremely well-made, challenging piece of work... don't think you can rea
ly approach it as a (per se) film, though... sometimes, you've just gotta do what wm. hurt said, just "let art wash over you"...(of course, he was kidding when he said it)...


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 Response 64 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Sun, Dec  7, 1997 (06:30) * 4 lines 
 
Ack! It seems like Catch 22 is going to be very hard for me to read :)
No matter - it took me about three months to read "Far from the Madding
Crowd", when normally a book of that size would take me a day or so at the
most :)


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 Response 65 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Mon, Dec  8, 1997 (13:16) * 1 lines 
 
Now that's one I could never get more that a few pages into. I did force myself to finish "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" though I'm not sure I'm a better person for it.


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 Response 66 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Mon, Dec  8, 1997 (13:49) * 6 lines 
 
Hahahah!! *smile*

That's often the feeling I get from classic books - I've read it, and
I can tell people that I've read it, but did it really mean anything to
me?



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 Response 67 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Dec  8, 1997 (15:00) * 2 lines 
 
don't know that Hardy really enjoyed writing novels (because if he did, that sense did not translate)... actually seemed more polemics than literature (though the tragedy of "Tess..." is an enduring one, and there's much to recommend "Jude the Obscure", as well)... his poetry is quite fine, though, very accessible, and filled with genuine feeling...
and yeah, very often "classic books" require a great deal of effort... sometimes (Joyce's Ulysses, for ex.) it is energy well-spent... others (anything by Fenimore Cooper, to use a safe example) it is energy depleting...


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 Response 68 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Dec  8, 1997 (18:52) * 5 lines 
 
Wow! Blast from the past with the Planet of the Apes.
I enjoyed it many a year ago...

Just saw G.I. Jane (dollar theatre heydey with free games by the pinball master!!!) Fairly good movie. Entertaining and a bit involving.
No Starship Troopers though!!


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 Response 69 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Mon, Dec  8, 1997 (19:01) * 2 lines 
 
Can't say I fancy Demi Moore as a SEAL, myself :)



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 Response 70 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Dec  8, 1997 (23:58) * 2 lines 
 
I just saw the 'Full Monty' ... recommended!



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 Response 71 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Tue, Dec  9, 1997 (06:01) * 3 lines 
 
Very much so - a very good film, although a few too many naked blokes for
my liking *grin*



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 Response 72 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Tue, Dec  9, 1997 (10:23) * 2 lines 
 
Another cheap movie night...
but we got there between showings and ended up playing pinball for 2 hours missing the next set of movies!


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 Response 73 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Tue, Dec  9, 1997 (15:31) * 4 lines 
 
haha...nice one :)) Oh well, I guess it was still a good night out.
I'm having trouble going to the movies these days, as the cinemas
around here are either rubbish (awful screen and sound system), or
ridiculously expensive (i.e. 5UKP and up) :/


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 Response 74 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Tue, Dec  9, 1997 (21:27) * 1 lines 
 
went to see Flubber and Mr. Bean. Both had their (very) funny moments, but Bean just did his usual routines only in movie format. What can I say about Flubber? Loved it. Actually was howling with laughter there for a while. Think we have discovered the new "in" toy (slime will have to be a bit thicker). Want to watch the Titanic, but am worried a bit about being stuck in the theatre for 3 hours.


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 Response 75 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Wed, Dec 10, 1997 (17:39) * 6 lines 
 
I didn't bother going to see Bean - the first couple of TV shows were great, but
after that it was very boring.

Tell us about Flubber, Wolf?




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 Response 76 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Wed, Dec 10, 1997 (23:40) * 8 lines 
 
my fav. bean scene is the swimming pool with the high dive!

Flubber: well, Robin Williams is great. Can't remember what the original story
line was (The Absent Minded Professor), but it was just a plain fun movie.
Showtime was just packed. The little flubber dudes were what helped the movie
and the fact that Robin is such a good actor. A lot of work had to go into the
interaction with the flubber and the actors. Not really a movie for little kids, but
third graders and up would get a kick out of it.


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 Response 77 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Wed, Dec 10, 1997 (23:51) * 2 lines 
 
watching "the maltese falcon"...
now THAT'S a great movie...


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 Response 78 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Fri, Dec 12, 1997 (08:37) * 1 lines 
 
I'm hopefully going to be seeing Tomorrow Never Dies, the new bond movie sometime soon!


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 Response 79 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Dec 13, 1997 (18:56) * 2 lines 
 
Cheap, Fast and Out of Control!



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 Response 80 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sun, Dec 14, 1997 (16:12) * 1 lines 
 
Well??


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 Response 81 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Dec 14, 1997 (17:53) * 4 lines 
 
It was great. To talk about what's in it would kind of be
a spoiler. I loved the way you can make your own connections
in this movie and the parallelisms. Definitely worth seeing.



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 Response 82 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Dec 14, 1997 (19:40) * 1 lines 
 
(ya'll don't jump on me) but, who's in it?


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 Response 83 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Dec 14, 1997 (19:47) * 1 lines 
 
At this time of year, I watch Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story. Anybody else take part in traditional movie-watching?


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 Response 84 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Dec 14, 1997 (22:48) * 15 lines 
 
Speaking of Christmas, check out our
http://www.childrenstory.com Christmas story
section and let me know what you think of
Katrina's reading of the "night before christmas"? ok?

Who's in Cheap, Fast and Out of Control? Just
some extraordinary folks, not actors.

It's a movie about ideas. The four principles are
totally absorbed in their passons to the extent that
nothing else matters. Animals are plants, wild is
tame, etc. there are so many parallels and contradictions.
It gets to the very heart of what it means for something
to be what it is.



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 Response 85 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Dec 15, 1997 (19:03) * 3 lines 
 
More pinball!!
Racking up the free games in Phoenix this weekend!!!
No movies... but the two are inextricably related in my mind!


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 86 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Dec 15, 1997 (20:26) * 1 lines 
 
quite so...


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 Response 87 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Mon, Dec 15, 1997 (20:30) * 1 lines 
 
hey you!


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 Response 88 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Dec 16, 1997 (12:57) * 1 lines 
 
Wolf, it's not officially Xmas if I haven't seen the Grinch like 10 times.


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 89 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Tue, Dec 16, 1997 (18:12) * 1 lines 
 
and heat meizer, cold meizer (or however the heck you spell it)


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 Response 90 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Dec 17, 1997 (19:16) * 1 lines 
 
headin' to the cheap flicks tonight. All alone and can't bear the shopping extravaganzas!


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 Response 91 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Dec 18, 1997 (01:34) * 2 lines 
 
Didja have fun?
How was da pinball?


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 Response 92 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Dec 18, 1997 (17:37) * 2 lines 
 
Ah HA!
Haven't gone yet. Wanted to check in once more to say, "hi!" and give you a hard time.


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 Response 93 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Dec 19, 1997 (00:18) * 1 lines 
 



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 Response 94 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Dec 19, 1997 (00:19) * 3 lines 
 
I suppose I'm to say something like,
"But I'm supposed to do that to you!",
right?


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 Response 95 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Dec 19, 1997 (10:01) * 3 lines 
 
Of course I was 'spectin' you to get the extra added meaning!

No movie though. Wrapped presents and sent cards. Found out I'll be living solo for one MORE night so I wanted to get the mundane stuff outta the way and maybe get out and about tonight.


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 Response 96 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Fri, Dec 19, 1997 (13:42) * 2 lines 
 
If anybody ventures out tonight to see the Titanic, let me know if it's worth it or
should I wait for video......thanks in advance, ya'll


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 Response 97 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Fri, Dec 19, 1997 (13:46) * 2 lines 
 
i think everyone dies at the end,
or something (downer)


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 Response 98 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Fri, Dec 19, 1997 (13:48) * 2 lines 
 
Thank you for spoiling it for me (sheesh)-just wanted to hear about the movie,
afterall, it took 3 years to make.........


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 Response 99 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Fri, Dec 19, 1997 (13:50) * 1 lines 
 
sorry


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 Response 100 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Fri, Dec 19, 1997 (13:51) * 1 lines 
 
(for some reason, i think you rather enjoy spoiling it for everybody *grin*)


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 Response 101 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Fri, Dec 19, 1997 (13:55) * 1 lines 
 
you have discerned the heart of the matter


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 Response 102 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Fri, Dec 19, 1997 (13:56) * 1 lines 
 
yeah, am real perceptive today (ha)


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 Response 103 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Fri, Dec 19, 1997 (14:00) * 5 lines 
 
i'm somewhat perceptive, but trust
that to diminish, as the day wears
on...
(can still distinguish shapes, colors,
etc...)


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 Response 104 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Fri, Dec 19, 1997 (14:01) * 1 lines 
 
sorry, but gotta go. might be back later......you?


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 Response 105 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Fri, Dec 19, 1997 (14:04) * 5 lines 
 
doubtful
have a good evening
don't talk to strangers
etc...
(seeya)


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 Response 106 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Dec 19, 1997 (21:16) * 23 lines 
 
If you're gonna put out a spoiler, put out a spooiler alert in advance
if you care to do so. Like this

*** spoiler alert ****

















The butler did it.



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 Response 107 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Fri, Dec 19, 1997 (21:30) * 1 lines 
 
Do we really need a spoiler alert for the Titanic?? Certain death is a foregone conclusion...


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 Response 108 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sat, Dec 20, 1997 (15:31) * 2 lines 
 
So how was the movie? Anybody see Titanic yesterday? (Besides the well
known fact that everybody dies in the end)


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 Response 109 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Mon, Dec 22, 1997 (13:34) * 1 lines 
 
My husband, his sister and his niece went. He's a big historian, so he wanted to see technical stuff. However, he was disappointed that it was just a love story that employed every stereotype imaginable. He did report many tears from the female contingent, though.


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 Response 110 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Mon, Dec 22, 1997 (18:47) * 1 lines 
 
hey, thanks, Autumn. Will wait for video so I can bawl at me leisure ;)


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 Response 111 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Dec 23, 1997 (16:23) * 1 lines 
 
Isn't there some other sappy film out right now? You can wait and rent them both and have a sobfest.


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 Response 112 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Jan  8, 1998 (20:55) * 5 lines 
 
saw Air Force One.
enjoyed it.
certainly worth $1.75

However, while at my parents' abode, I watched Mighty Aphrodite. A Woody Allen flick WELL worth the time and cost of a movie rental. Hell, I woulda paid full price!


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 Response 113 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Fri, Jan  9, 1998 (04:19) * 8 lines 
 
though i love both woody AND mira, have yet to see that film (go figure)...
fixing to see "everyone says i love you", however, in just a few minutes...
watched "emma" (the gwynneth paltrow vehicle, not the a&e) tonight, with
my daughter, and found it WONDERFUL, enough to induce even me to want to
read it... taped aforementioned a&e version when it premiered, but have yet
to watch it... after seeing paltrow's performance, though, it is difficult
to imagine anyone else in the role, even kate beckinsdale (msp., i'm sure),
who is a fine actress (esp. excellant in "cold comfort farm")...


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 Response 114 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Jan  9, 1998 (18:19) * 1 lines 
 
everyone says i love you was good. Cold Comfort Farm was mighty interesting (I enjoyed it) "Thars something in the woodshed..."


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 Response 115 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Fri, Jan  9, 1998 (18:33) * 3 lines 
 
watching "mighty aphrodite" tonight... my appetite for woody is whetted, now, and i'll probably deplete my library this weekend...
"everyone says i love you" was far better than i expected (and far better than many critics led me to believe)... the music was interesting, though the seams did occasionally show, but i respect woody for attempting it... highlights for me ranged from the grotesque and fascinating (the dance of the spirits, in the funeral home, which i also found uproarious) to the stylishly funny (the dancing grouchos, performing "hooray for captain spaulding, en francais, was inspired) to the sweetly beautiful (every re
dition of gus kahn's "i'm through with love"). also had moments of profundity- woody has finally ascertained the root of one of the ages most perplexing mysteries (political conservatism has it's origins in blocked arteries, you know... always assumed it was spastic colon, maybe, or gas, but that never occurred to me)...


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 Response 116 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sat, Jan 10, 1998 (16:10) * 1 lines 
 
Nick, it starts innocently enought with "Emma"...next thing you know, you're watching A&E's "Pride and Prejudice" and firthing away! By the way, I preferred Kate Beckinsdale to Gwyneth Paltrow's Emma. But I couldn't stand A&E's Knightly.


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 Response 117 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sat, Jan 10, 1998 (17:14) * 3 lines 
 
i shall watch kate's version at earliest opportunity, and report back... must tell you, i'd only seen paltrow before in "seven" (and was singularly unimpressed), and was prepared for 2 hours of sneering at her (NOT jane austen, mind you... paltrow... would like to be able to leave this conference alive)... but she won me over, early on... obviously i'm not an austen afficionado, but i thought this movie quite fine, especially compared to most of the drivel emanating from hollywood these days... i loved "s
nse and sensibility", too (and more than "emma", for many reasons, not least among them emma thompson, easily one of the Hottest Babes on the Planet, you know), though to an austenite
it probably would inevitably be found wanting... one (other) undeniable fact in favor of "sense and sensibility"- it induced my thirteen year old daughter to read jane austen (and that is achievement enough to justify any film)...


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 Response 118 of 579: Alicia   (Alicia) * Sat, Jan 10, 1998 (18:21) * 3 lines 
 
Hello!
I rented STRICTLY BALLROOM last Sunday and I absolutely fell in love with it. I've watched it everyaday ever since. I have the video now and the soundtrack and all I do is watch the tape and listen to the soundtrack 24/7. Has anyone seen it? It's become one of my favorite movies of all time: It's right up there with Much Ado about Nothing and A Streetcar Named Desire. I've been trying to find Strictly Ballroom webpages or a Paul Mercurio (he's the actor/dancer in SB) webpage but I've found zip. All i've f
und are reviews. Anyway, if no one has seen it, Go rent it! I've really come to love dance movies. I watched Shall We Dance a couple of months ago and I enjoyed it tremendously also. It was the best movie-going experience for me. I'm plannig to see The Tango Lesson. Also, I have to rent Dirty Dancing. Everything is dance, dance, dance for me!


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 Response 119 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sat, Jan 10, 1998 (22:39) * 1 lines 
 
That is very interesting--most people get on a jag where all they see is a certain actor (like Tom Cruise) or author (like Austen), but you have actually picked a theme! I like that idea! Let's see, there's "Last Tango in Paris", "Footloose", "Sat. Night Fever"...am running dry. Can anyone think of anymore?


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 Response 120 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sat, Jan 10, 1998 (22:39) * 1 lines 
 
That is very interesting--most people get on a jag where all they see is a certain actor (like Tom Cruise) or author (like Austen), but you have actually picked a theme! I like that idea! Let's see, there's "Last Tango in Paris", "Footloose", "Sat. Night Fever"...well is running dry. Can anyone think of any more?


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 Response 121 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sat, Jan 10, 1998 (23:08) * 7 lines 
 
"fame"... "flashdance"... "a chorus line"... "dancers"...
actually seen none of these movies, nor any of those
y'all mentioned, with the exception of "last tango...",
which, really, is descriptive of another type of dance,
i think...and could actually be better described as an
"oleo-movie" (or "cineme margerine", as bertolucci himself
might say)...


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 Response 122 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Jan 10, 1998 (23:16) * 10 lines 
 
There was one about that Latin fad dance, what was it called?
The, uh, Macarena. There was a C grade movie about this
but it had great dance sequences. Dance of Love or something
like that. I seem to remember taping it but can't find it
in my tape collection.

The best dancing I've seen was on Steve Winwoods music video
"Higher Love" but of course this isn't a movie.

Great theme!


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 Response 123 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sat, Jan 10, 1998 (23:16) * 4 lines 
 
oh, i have one, "dirty dancing".....went kinda nuts on this one by buying both
soundtracks.....boy that patrick, he was tres bon.......

did see flashdance and chorus line.......liked the first.......


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 Response 124 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Jan 10, 1998 (23:16) * 5 lines 
 
Hey, I just got this message:

Warning: a comment slipped in ahead of yours at 121!

Ya beat me!


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 Response 125 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Jan 10, 1998 (23:17) * 4 lines 
 
And then I got:

Warning: a comment slipped in ahead of yours at 123!



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 Response 126 of 579: Alicia   (Alicia) * Sun, Jan 11, 1998 (03:45) * 4 lines 
 
Guess what? Right after I posted my first message I saw STRICTLY BALLROOM yet again. I swear I'm addicted to that movie. I don't think I'll ever get sick of it. I've come to the point where I watch it like a zombie. I just watch, nothing registers in my mind. Isn't that weird? I should move on to other movies.

In addition to dance movies, I also like 80's brat pack movies like SIXTEEN CANDLES, THE BREAKFAST CLUB, PRETTY IN PINK, and more. They all have great soundtracks as well. I also just saw SAY ANYTHING, but I didn't like it as much as the previously mentioned films.



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 Response 127 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Jan 11, 1998 (12:20) * 1 lines 
 
Better off Dead in that mix too, Alicia? Good 80's sound track as well......


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 Response 128 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sun, Jan 11, 1998 (13:21) * 2 lines 
 
great movie!
Sorry I blew up your mom, Ricky.


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 Response 129 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Jan 11, 1998 (14:27) * 1 lines 
 
Two Dollars!


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 Response 130 of 579: Alicia   (Alicia) * Mon, Jan 12, 1998 (00:59) * 1 lines 
 
I just saw THE TANGO LESSON. It's a very artsy film. It was nice to watch all the dancing. And enjoyed seeing some of Buenos Aires in the movie. I was born there and I haven't visited the place for 9 years. The film boasts of an awesome tango soundtrack.


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 Response 131 of 579: Lorie Scafaro  (LorieS) * Mon, Jan 12, 1998 (17:25) * 5 lines 
 
Hey, Alicia, you really carry your love of a movie all over the conferences!
Don't those tango sound tracks just make you want to go out dancing, tho?

Anyway, to add to your list of things to rent, for 80's brat-pack stuff, how about "The Sure Thing"? And for dance movies, how about "All That Jazz"?



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 Response 132 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Mon, Jan 12, 1998 (17:44) * 1 lines 
 
I for one am still waiting for "Higher Love-The Movie" starring Stevie Winwood.


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 Response 133 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Mon, Jan 12, 1998 (21:20) * 1 lines 
 
Tango sounds sexy...am gonna look for that soundtrack *grin*


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 Response 134 of 579: Alicia   (Alicia) * Mon, Jan 12, 1998 (23:30) * 5 lines 
 
Tango has always been in my blood since I was born in Buenos Aires. I used to watch it on tv all the time but when I came to the US it was completely gone out of my life. I guess now that I've been seeing all these ballroom dance movies recently, it's re-kindled my passion for tango and dance in general. Unfortunately, I have two left feet so I can't dance but I enjoy immensely watching it. One of my favorite annual events is watching the Ballroom Championships on PBS.

All this tango talk has really made me nostalgic for Argentina. I guess that's the reason I'm so enraptured with Strictly Ballroom and Shall We Dance? is because of Argentina. I'm getting too analytic here. I guess it's that psychology course I've been taking.




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 Response 135 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Jan 15, 1998 (17:57) * 5 lines 
 
well nick?
what did ya think about Mighty Aphrodite?

Saw Money Talks at the cheapo theatre last night. Worth $1.75 for humor!
Reminded me of some of my students... "Ms. Vura, that's TIGHT!"


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 Response 136 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Jan 15, 1998 (21:39) * 3 lines 
 
"mighty aphrodite" was quite good... the aechylus stuff was a little distracting at first, but became funnier and funnier (i thought) as the film rolled on... and mira was tremendous...
planning on seeing "bananas" and "play it again, sam" this weekend...
what is "money talks"?


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 Response 137 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Jan 16, 1998 (00:03) * 2 lines 
 
Can I comment, Ms. Vura,
or should I just be quiet?


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 Response 138 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Tue, Jan 20, 1998 (18:28) * 7 lines 
 
*smile*
wer, even if I said 'no'... would it matter? *grin*

Money Talks -- silly flick with Charlie Sheen and Chris somebody or another. Completely unfathomable in real life but deals with all the Hollywood topics like love, money and ridiculous coincidence.

Saw Alien Ressurection last night. Good effects. Plot still lacking.
No pinball *frown*


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 Response 139 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Jan 20, 1998 (18:43) * 3 lines 
 
Can you start giving pinball ratings to movies you see?
eg one pinball, two pinballs, ... five pinballs?



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 Response 140 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Tue, Jan 20, 1998 (18:45) * 2 lines 
 
*grin*
I'm too scattered and inconsistent to rate accurately against other films!


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 Response 141 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Tue, Jan 20, 1998 (23:02) * 2 lines 
 
If you ever say, "no",
I promise to do as you say.


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 Response 142 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Feb  3, 1998 (13:57) * 1 lines 
 
Saw a nice little movie last night, "Unstrung Heroes," with Andie MacDowell, John Turturro and Seinfeld's "Kramer." It's about a young boy coming to terms with his family relationships during his mother's terminal illness, especially with his dad and his two dotty, certifiable (literally!) uncles. It is heartwarming, touching, funny and sad. It is a rare film that can make me laugh and cry! It is a very special movie.


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 Response 143 of 579: LS  (LorieS) * Tue, Feb  3, 1998 (15:12) * 1 lines 
 
I'll have to rent that now. I've seen the video several times, but never knew anything about it. Thanks.


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 Response 144 of 579: Gi  (patas) * Tue, Feb 10, 1998 (10:48) * 2 lines 
 
Alicia, I am a Tango fan, am trying to learn to dance it, and have a great interest in Argentina.
Do you know any news group or conference where tango is discussed?


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 Response 145 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Fri, Feb 20, 1998 (14:26) * 1 lines 
 
I just rented Ghosts of Mississippi. Very good flick. (I'm a big time Whoopi fan)


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 Response 146 of 579: pip  (pip) * Wed, Feb 25, 1998 (11:27) * 5 lines 
 
Just saw "Live Flesh", a spanish film directed by Pedro Almodovar, based on an english mystery book by Ruth Rendell.

FABULOUS!!!!

Has anyone else seen it?


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 Response 147 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Feb 25, 1998 (13:48) * 1 lines 
 
Not I...


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 Response 148 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Feb 25, 1998 (14:58) * 4 lines 
 
No, first I've heard of it, pip. Sounds like something you'd rent at
Vulcan Video or catch at the Dobie or Village (our local foreign flick
outlets).



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 Response 149 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Feb 25, 1998 (17:17) * 4 lines 
 
Watched Satyricon (Fellini film) and Donnie Brasco over the weekend. Two good and very different (from each other) movies. It had been awhile since I'd seen a Fellini film, but all the old memories came flooding back!
And Al Pacino is just excellent.

A week or two ago I took myself to Titanic. Rarely do I see first run flicks by myself but this was really calling me. And I throughly enjoyed and recommend it! BTW, Titanic surpassed ET in gross profits already and is catching (albeit not too closely) up to Star Wars!


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 Response 150 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Feb 25, 1998 (18:16) * 1 lines 
 
means there should be a pinball game out soon...


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 Response 151 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Feb 25, 1998 (19:16) * 2 lines 
 
Same here, Stacey, I just don't see many first runs, but Titanic was
spellbinding.


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 Response 152 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Wed, Feb 25, 1998 (19:57) * 1 lines 
 
i haven't seen it yet, boo hoo.....


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 Response 153 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Feb 25, 1998 (20:06) * 1 lines 
 
Pip, I haven't seen/heard of that movie, but I'm a big fan of Ruth Rendell's writing...you? "Anna's Book" was my favorite (written under pseudonym Barbara Vine)


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 Response 154 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sat, Mar  7, 1998 (23:44) * 1 lines 
 
Just saw Michael...really liked it......


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 Response 155 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sat, Mar  7, 1998 (23:48) * 2 lines 
 
hey...
are you there?


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 Response 156 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sat, Mar  7, 1998 (23:50) * 1 lines 
 
yes........


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 Response 157 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sat, Mar  7, 1998 (23:51) * 1 lines 
 
you okay?


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 158 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sat, Mar  7, 1998 (23:51) * 1 lines 
 
hmmm....you?


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 159 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sat, Mar  7, 1998 (23:56) * 1 lines 
 
(do you have java?)


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 160 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sat, Mar  7, 1998 (23:56) * 2 lines 
 
jest tarred...



 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 161 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sat, Mar  7, 1998 (23:57) * 1 lines 
 
me too, stressed.......wanna talk? or?


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 162 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (00:01) * 11 lines 
 
didn't i tell you that story?
about kirt the computer geek screwing up
my computer and all?
well, he still hasn't fixed it... and last week,
he bought an old winnebego, and painted it
comouflage colors (with the words "desert
storm war wagon" emblazoned on the sides),
and departed for washington, d.c... (to
singlehandedly teach 'em a thing or two, you
understand)... so, prospects aren't looking
good...


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 163 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (00:02) * 1 lines 
 
sure... whattaya wanta talk about?


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 164 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (00:03) * 2 lines 
 
yes, i remember that....probably see him on the highway when i go to VA next
week.......


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 165 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (00:04) * 3 lines 
 
what's been going on?

(forgive me?)


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 166 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (00:07) * 4 lines 
 
(he'll be the guy with his arms
wrapped tautly about himself- in
a strait-jacket, you know... oh,
and he'll be wearing a pocket-protector)...


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 167 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (00:08) * 1 lines 
 
nice touch


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 168 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (00:08) * 1 lines 
 
*grin*


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 169 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (00:12) * 7 lines 
 
just working a bunch... writing when i can...
(working on something substantial, kinda)...
very little time for social stuff (though it
is quality time, must say)...
(fergit it... nothing to forgive)
have you been like talking (TALKING-talking)
to gypsy?


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 170 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (00:14) * 1 lines 
 
yeah, we share tips on webpages and stuff, why?


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 171 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (00:17) * 3 lines 
 
just wondered... she's sort of flipping
out on me, you know... my fault, of course...
rather at a loss re: how to handle it...


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 172 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (00:19) * 3 lines 
 
re: flipping out, haven't noticed. have you been to the planet? maybe you
should talk to her or something.....no, i don't know anything about it being
your fault, what the heck happened?


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 173 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (00:26) * 8 lines 
 
it's bad...
(didn't you read "aftermath of the dragon", or
whatever the hell that thing was called? and the
one written after it, which totally chilled my
blood... thought maybe it was written by glenn
close or something)...
i shouldn't have let things go as far as they
did... must've been out of my mind...


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 174 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (00:29) * 5 lines 
 
did read those and knew something happened, but think about that time you
clammed up on me.....she has feelings and she believed you, she expressed herself
the way she knew how.....

why have you been so scarce?


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 175 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (00:37) * 1 lines 
 
hello?


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 176 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (00:40) * 12 lines 
 
ouch...
suppose i did behave rather badly... hard to explain...
i mean, it was just a poetry thing... got out of control...
distinctions blurred, and all...
flidais says SHE (gypsy) sort of ambushed me... says she's
just being dramatic, not to worry about it...
hope she's right...
(guess i will talk to her, when i figure out what to say)...
been scarce because i've been working lots, i guess...
have you read "tale of the planet"? what the hell is that all
about? paula wrote me about it earlier... wondering who she
is, in that scenario... you figure it out?)


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 177 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (00:42) * 5 lines 
 
figured out 2 of them, kinda interesting though...recognize the name flidais,
does she post at the planet? haven't read any of paula's stuff in a while,
course, have been rather scarce there...

(you've been avoiding me *wolfy grin*


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 178 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (00:51) * 8 lines 
 
do you think flidais is right?
paula still posts, just not as much...
haven't been avoiding you... just haven't
been on-line much... and i can't seem to
go back to the planet... and besides, i
haven't written much poetry lately... hard
to, from this point of view... been doing
mostly prose, nothing planet-friendly...


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 179 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (00:55) * 6 lines 
 
where do you post the prose? would like to take a look...

don't know if flidais is right, don't have enough facts, really thought what
happened was brought on by the both of you...

funny, i haven't written hardly a thing lately either....


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 180 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (01:02) * 5 lines 
 
haven't been posting the prose... sure, i guess i
could send you a little...
your probably right... hope you understand...
("hardly" anything... did notice something posted
today, however)...


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 181 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (01:03) * 3 lines 
 
you saw that, huh? hey, it took me two weeks to work on that and it's only part
of the whole thing (cuz the rest isn't written yet, and maybe now, it won't need
to be)


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 182 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (01:04) * 2 lines 
 
there's nothin' for me to understand, NOMB, unless it involved me in some
scandalish way.........


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 183 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (01:06) * 2 lines 
 
(hmmmm... sounds like it was taking an ominous shape)...
(prose thing is on the way, incidentally)...


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 184 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (01:06) * 2 lines 
 
really? (no that piece was sad and curious and asking for an answer of some
sort)


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 185 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (01:07) * 2 lines 
 
just meant, like, being that she's your new buddy
and all...


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 186 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (01:08) * 2 lines 
 
(wondering if the next sound i hear shall
be my head seperating from my neck)


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 187 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (01:09) * 1 lines 
 
what??? we don't sit up nights and talk bad about you, sweetie, you're silly!


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 188 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (01:09) * 1 lines 
 
re: 186, stuff you're not talking about? why would your head roll?


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 189 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (01:13) * 3 lines 
 
kidding... just needling you...
(of course, there's always the glenn close thing, y'know...
and she knows where i live)...


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 190 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (01:14) * 2 lines 
 
guess you gotta move! did you give her your number too? gotta change that too,
unless you have a deathwish er somethin'


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 191 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (01:15) * 1 lines 
 
oh wait, you do, with all those people livin' in your house, how silly of me!


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 192 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (01:19) * 7 lines 
 
yeah, she has my number... just don't answer
the phone anymore (in the daytime)... thank god
"the one" (remember her?) is at school weekdays...
(and sometimes it pays dividends having one's
ex-wife around, to answer the phone... been
getting at least one hang-up phone call a day,
actually)...


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 193 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (01:20) * 1 lines 
 
promise it's not me. so the one isn't, eh?


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 194 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (01:21) * 2 lines 
 
oops, i get it, sorry, too early in the am for me. gotta go, will read your
prose....talk to you soon?


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 195 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (01:23) * 3 lines 
 
sure...
(but "the one" is assuredly "The One")...
g'night...


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 196 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (01:24) * 1 lines 
 
good! g'night


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 197 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (10:34) * 14 lines 
 
I went to see Good Will Hunting, great flick. With Robin Williams, who I
always enjoy seeing in his roles.

After this "feel good" movie, I was waiting for my date outside the
ladies room when my cellular, Pocketnet email started going beep beep beep.
It was an email from a Seattle lawyer offering $20,000 for the name
spring.com.

A bit of a surprise!

Anyway, since then I've registered the name spring.net and we may be all
going to http://www.spring.net soon.




 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 198 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (15:41) * 1 lines 
 
woweeeee!! does it cost anything to get a domain?


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 199 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (16:14) * 2 lines 
 
So give us the full story behind the domain saga, terry. Why does this mysterious Seattle lawyer want spring.com, and are we able to get any more money out of them for it?



 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 200 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (16:15) * 2 lines 
 
probably wants it cuz he sees how much fun we have and he wants to monopolize
the whole thing (dunno, just a guess)


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 201 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (18:24) * 15 lines 
 
It costs $100 to get a domain, what I'm paying for spring.net from the
Internic.

I may ask for $50,000 and hope for $30k at least. We'll see, I'm looking
for a new attorney right now as Mike Godwin just backed out. Too bad, I
had high hopes for Mike.

Monday morning, I have my work cut out for me in negotiations and finding
a lawyer.

I hope spring.net is fine with y'all. The Spring needs the money to
build the place up, as nice as the spring.com name is and all.

You can live with spring.net can't you?



 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 202 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (21:37) * 1 lines 
 
sure, as long as all of us come along!


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 203 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sun, Mar  8, 1998 (22:01) * 3 lines 
 
ok, need some help---am watching the rock on tv (free movie channel) and need to
know the guy's name who's holding everyone up in alcatraz....can't think of his
name, gimme an answer pleeeeze!!


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 204 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (00:14) * 4 lines 
 
spring.net is cool, (you own it, call it what you want, big guy),
man, all those search engine links down the drain...
Don't know, Wolf, but the wife said he is the little girl's
father in Contact, also...


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 205 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (08:24) * 2 lines 
 
ed harris, had to wait til the end to find out (haven't seen contact) but thanks
wer!


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 206 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (15:45) * 1 lines 
 
watched the China Syndrome over the weekend. Must've been the 5th or 6th time I've seen it but wow! did everyone look especially young this time!


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 207 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (21:40) * 8 lines 
 
very good film...
(and excellent as liberal propoganda, which is
cool with me 'cause i'm a liberal and all)...
most memorable for me because of jack lemmon (one
of my favorite actors, esp. pre- "irma la douce"...
i.e., "mister roberts", "it should happen to you",
and especially "some like it hot" and "the apartment"...
"that's how it crumbles... cookie-wise"...)


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 208 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (21:41) * 1 lines 
 
boy, am gonna have to rent the whole video store just to keep up with y'all *grin*


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 209 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (21:50) * 3 lines 
 
if you haven't seen "some like it hot" or "the apartment"
(or "mister roberts", for that matter), you should do so
immediately... well worth the time...


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 210 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (21:54) * 1 lines 
 
like, right now? did see ransom last night, but they cut out all the yucky parts. wait, saw the rock too. man that sean connery-----


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 211 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (21:58) * 1 lines 
 
(like, why not?)


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 212 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (22:00) * 1 lines 
 
cuz then i'd miss out on talking with you, (uhoh, was that a hint er sumthin?)


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 213 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (22:28) * 2 lines 
 
(do know that one... sabbath, right?)
("paranoid")


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 214 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (22:30) * 1 lines 
 
*giggle*


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 215 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (22:35) * 1 lines 
 
("wipeout"?)


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 216 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (22:36) * 2 lines 
 
can you drum that out with your fingers? (heard it was just a guy thing, i've
tried it but to no avail)


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 217 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (22:44) * 1 lines 
 
(okay... i'm stumped)...


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 218 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (22:47) * 2 lines 
 
you have no fingers? *giggle* (wolf lets out a sly smile-note that she bares no
teeth)


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 219 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (22:53) * 1 lines 
 
(hee-haw?)


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 220 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (22:54) * 1 lines 
 
silly goose *smile*


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 221 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (23:01) * 1 lines 
 
(definitely brian wilson)


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 222 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (23:03) * 1 lines 
 
guesso


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 223 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (23:07) * 1 lines 
 
my, are we getting surly?


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 224 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (23:09) * 1 lines 
 
dunno, are we?


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 225 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (23:15) * 2 lines 
 
harumph...
(well, you are shockingly off topic)...


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 226 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (23:18) * 1 lines 
 
does that really surprise you, dear?


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 227 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (23:23) * 1 lines 
 
("uh-huh")


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 228 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (23:28) * 1 lines 
 
da da daaaa, da da daaaa, ich liebt du nicht, du liebt mir nicht, da da daaaa


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 229 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (23:33) * 1 lines 
 
("ich bin eine berliner")


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 230 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (23:33) * 1 lines 
 
lol


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 231 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (23:40) * 1 lines 
 
(well, it was a surly laugh)


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 232 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (23:42) * 1 lines 
 
is this a vocab lesson?


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 233 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (23:49) * 1 lines 
 
(does it need to be?)


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 234 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (23:49) * 1 lines 
 
yes


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 235 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Mar  9, 1998 (23:59) * 2 lines 
 
what, are you changing the rules yet again?
("fragile"?)


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 236 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Mar 10, 1998 (10:46) * 1 lines 
 
Terry, now you're going to have to update that logo again! Just toss a butterfly net over the whole thing.


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 237 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Mar 10, 1998 (11:22) * 6 lines 
 
Right we're spring dot netters. !!

Lot's going on behind the scenes right now. Stay tuned !!!

My lawyer says mum mum mum right now.



 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 238 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Mar 10, 1998 (11:26) * 1 lines 
 
Probably advisable to not discuss bargaining strategy right here on the spring!


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 239 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Mar 10, 1998 (11:49) * 2 lines 
 
Yep, that's what he told me!



 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 240 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Tue, Mar 10, 1998 (12:06) * 1 lines 
 
imagine that! *wink*


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 241 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Mar 13, 1998 (17:49) * 6 lines 
 
*raises hand shyly*
umm...
i...um.. saw a movie. Is it okay to um post it here in this topic gone awry?

*smile*
Saw "I know what you did last summer" not as predictable but not that great either.


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 242 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Mar 13, 1998 (17:55) * 2 lines 
 
Go for it, quick!



 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 243 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Mar 16, 1998 (11:30) * 1 lines 
 
saw "it's a family thing" last night on video at the pseudo-rents house. With Richard Dryfuss and James Earl Jones. Billed as a comedy but less than hysterical. Pretty good movie, just don't expect too many belly laughs, it's really not intended to be funny.


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 244 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Mar 16, 1998 (23:45) * 2 lines 
 
currently watching "body heat", with wm hurt and kathleen turner...
(that is one mean broad)...


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 245 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Tue, Mar 17, 1998 (01:10) * 5 lines 
 
Saw Leaving Las Vegas for the first time a couple of nights ago when
I couldn't sleep, enjoyed it and didn't find it anywhere near as
depressing as Barflys...Almost got to see all of Independence Day
for the first time as well, but had to go work on the inlaws' computer.
Oh, well...


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 246 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Mar 17, 1998 (21:15) * 1 lines 
 
I just watched the first half-hour of "House of Spirits" (based on the Isabel Allende novel), with Jeremy Irons and Meryl Streep. So far so good!


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 247 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Mar 18, 1998 (09:45) * 2 lines 
 
Very good. I saw that and would see it again.



 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 248 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Mar 18, 1998 (17:24) * 1 lines 
 
loved the book. hate to see movies based on books I really loved.


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 249 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Thu, Mar 19, 1998 (11:33) * 1 lines 
 
Saw the other half (*sob*), now I'll have to read the book!


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 250 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Mar 19, 1998 (17:34) * 7 lines 
 
no movies lately but since this is where I give the pinball update...
3/17 spent with two pitchers of green beer and the EarthShaker!
(now, now ladies, it's just a machine)
(NO, not THAT kind of machine... a pinball game!)

Sometime in the night, the waitress came by and told us to go up front to get free stuff -- shamrock ears, green necklaces, flashy/blinky pins and free beer. We were to into the game to leave so she brought it all back to us!
Stellar performance by yours truly earning 7 free games that evening! And one match!


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 251 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Mar 20, 1998 (00:34) * 1 lines 
 
You go, girl!


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 252 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Fri, Mar 20, 1998 (13:31) * 1 lines 
 
My husband brought some of those "blinky ears" home from happy hour--finally figured out how to turn 'em off! (little clicky thing near light)


 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 253 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Fri, Mar 20, 1998 (17:12) * 2 lines 
 
Saw "Always" (directed by Steven Spielberg) the other day (Richard Dreyfus(s?), Holly Hunter). Boy did it cheer me up. Was having a bit of a low spirited day, for some reason, and I needed a slightly cheesy "feel-good" movie with lots of humour, and by george that turned up :-)



 Topic 4 of 73 [movies]: The movie I just saw
 Response 254 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sat, Mar 21, 1998 (21:08) * 1 lines 
 
I've never seen it, but I really like Holly Hunter.


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 Response 255 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Apr 17, 1998 (15:25) * 3 lines 
 
As part of the birthday extravaganza, we saw a first run movie last night (in a stadium seating theatre no less!)
City of Angels. All those who don't want to cry, or struggle with fairness... STAY AWAY!
A good movie IMHO!


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 Response 256 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Fri, Apr 17, 1998 (20:10) * 3 lines 
 
I can't wait to see that!

While I was out, saw Boogie Nights. WooHoo!


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 Response 257 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Apr 20, 1998 (00:25) * 1 lines 
 
now everyone has seen his penis!!


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 Response 258 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Tue, Apr 21, 1998 (00:14) * 2 lines 
 
I haven't...
Did, however, see Lord of Illusions the other night.


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 Response 259 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Tue, Apr 21, 1998 (20:49) * 1 lines 
 
*LOL*


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 Response 260 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Apr 21, 1998 (21:33) * 1 lines 
 
Watched "Il Postino" the other night--checked it out of the library, actually--and found it very charming. The scenery was breathtaking. I much prefer dubbing to subtitles, they're so distracting....


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 Response 261 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Apr 22, 1998 (16:40) * 1 lines 
 
once i get into the movie, opera or whatever... subtitles are okay by me. SOmetimes dubbing is better, sometimes it's worse.


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 Response 262 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Wed, Apr 22, 1998 (17:52) * 1 lines 
 
that's me, too. depends on the film. farewell my concubine had a lot of subtitles and it wouldn't have been the same had it been dubbed. dubbing has a tendancy to not match the mouth movements (obviously) and that bothers me something fierce......


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 Response 263 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Thu, Apr 23, 1998 (21:35) * 1 lines 
 
It doesn't bother me as much as hearing two people jabbering away in Italian for 2 minutes and seeing 2 sentences by way of explanation! I just hate dropping my eyes to the bottom of the screen and looking away from the action; it's exasperating!


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 Response 264 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, May  6, 1998 (22:13) * 1 lines 
 
OK, I got another sub-titled one this week: "Ridicule", all about the clever wit used by the courtisans at Versailles to get ahead and find favor with the king. I really liked it. Also saw "LA Confidential" (good, but a bit violent for my tastes) and "The Full Monty". My husband's out of town, in case you haven't already guessed...(he would've hated 2 of the 3)


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 Response 265 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Sat, May  9, 1998 (21:57) * 2 lines 
 
saw "born on the fourth of july" this evening. not sure what to make of it. kinda powerful, but also kinda self-indulgent, and all a bit fluffy n apple-pie american.



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 Response 266 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, May 10, 1998 (03:31) * 5 lines 
 
oliver stone a creator of apple-pie americana?
(maybe prepared with extra-RED apples... after
all, it's well known, hereabouts, that he's "one
o' them holl'wood lib'rals"... and a certified
member of the "BLAME AMERICA FIRST" crowd)...


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 Response 267 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sun, May 10, 1998 (21:01) * 1 lines 
 
I really liked "Born on the 4th of July", it was just about the only Vietnam-era flick I could sit through, actually. The "apple-pie" sentiment sort of reflects the innocence of the era's expectation of war, I thought...so ideological and patriotic at the same time (like WW2). And it goes without saying that Tom Cruise could make any picture watchable...


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 Response 268 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Mon, May 11, 1998 (19:16) * 2 lines 
 
too true. tom turns me on more than i think is healthy :)



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 Response 269 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Mon, May 11, 1998 (20:49) * 1 lines 
 
Me too!! :-)


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 Response 270 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, May 12, 1998 (00:12) * 7 lines 
 
I like Deep Impact because no one spoiled it, not Siskel and Ebert, not
Aint It Cool News, not Gene Shalit, it was a total surprise. There were
still a lot of surprises. And some good performances by Morgan Freeman
and Robert Duval.

Tense, gripping movie.



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 Response 271 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Jun  8, 1998 (17:06) * 3 lines 
 
Chasing Amy.
Quick, witty, deep, emotionally draining, uplifting, tearjerking, close to hom (er homE) "enchanting" movie.
"Damn that was a great movie"


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 Response 272 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Jun 10, 1998 (18:43) * 1 lines 
 
Saw "Umbrellas of Cherbourg" last night. Very interesting!! A restored French film from the fifties, it features the classical story of two young lovers whose timing is off--and here's the interesting part--every word of dialogue is sung. But it's not a musical! They all just sing their lines like I used to sing the psalter in church, using the same 5 notes. A very young Catherine Deneuve is spectacular.


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 Response 273 of 579: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Jun 23, 1998 (17:06) * 4 lines 
 
I saw 'Shadowlands' about a week ago - yeah, I know, I'll probably see Titanic
the day my first grandchild is born!
Anyway, Mr. C. had to do a certain amount of backside-licking to get me that far (I find the 'getting into' a movie almost unbearable - all that sitting still, I suppose), and I only gave in when the name Anthony Hopkins came up, but I loved it. Especially the bit before it turns sad. The dialogue was wonderful, witty and intelligent (a rare gem in movies, I find. . .), Anthony Hopkins, that hunk-a-man, is as stunning as ever, and his co-star (sorry, I've forgotten her name already) made a strong impre
sion on me as well; she was the first actress I have seen acting opposite him without being completely eclipsed by his on-screen charisma. I found her a great deal better than both Jodie Foster and Emma Thompson - even more intelligent somehow. But perhaps it was just the role. Who is she again? Are her other films good as well? I would like to see more of her work, but I don't want to have to sit through 90 minutes if it's not going to be good.


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 Response 274 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Jun 25, 1998 (20:55) * 2 lines 
 
hmmm... backside licking from Mr. C convinced you to go to a movie...
he must've not been doing it right!


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 Response 275 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Jun 26, 1998 (00:32) * 6 lines 
 
preach it, sister!!!

(oh, the visions...)


((maybe he was, and promised to finish after the movie...hmmm))


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 Response 276 of 579: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Jun 26, 1998 (01:47) * 2 lines 
 
He does it so right, I just wanna skip the movie altogether and get down to the
sex part.


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 Response 277 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Fri, Jun 26, 1998 (21:57) * 6 lines 
 
enough visuals already *wink*

while i was on "vacation", saw The Quick and The Dead, ConAir, Andre, My Best
Friend's Wedding, One Fine Day, and that one with Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford.

might be a wee bit behind on those flicks but i DID see the Titanic!!


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 Response 278 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jun 27, 1998 (02:40) * 1 lines 
 
Am watching LA Confidential as I type...


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 Response 279 of 579: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Jun 27, 1998 (07:06) * 3 lines 
 
Can't have been that interesting then . . .

Wolf, I only saw that one with Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford - no, I can't remember the name either. But I thought it was good.


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 Response 280 of 579: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Jun 27, 1998 (07:07) * 1 lines 
 
How was Titanic? An hour and a half is long . . . Seeing the Titanic will be like going to a Wagner opera - just can't face it!


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 Response 281 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Tue, Jun 30, 1998 (17:58) * 3 lines 
 
Try 3 hours, Riette. It goes quickly though.

Went to see X Files, The Movie, yesterday! Hot damn, was it good. True to form. Only thing is now I have even more questions.


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 Response 282 of 579: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Tue, Jun 30, 1998 (21:40) * 5 lines 
 
Everest.

An IMAX movie filmed before/during/after the tragedy in May 1996 but concentrating mostly on the strength and stamina of the human spirit. I read Jon Krakaur's article in OUTSIDE in August of that year and have heard several NPR interviews/reviews about the film but nothing could describe the beauty, vastness, desolation and love within this film.




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 Response 283 of 579: Wolf  (Wolf) * Tue, Jun 30, 1998 (22:32) * 1 lines 
 
i love imax movies. Lemme see, went to see Speed (not with Keanu Reeves) but about man's obsession with fast things (it was in Ohio at the Flight Museum) and something about exploring the ocean depths at the Virgian Marine Science Museum. Both were very good. we don't have imax here yet, but i've heard that it's on its way....


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 Response 284 of 579: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Jul  1, 1998 (01:35) * 1 lines 
 
IMAX??? What's that?


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 Response 285 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Jul  1, 1998 (02:12) * 1 lines 
 
really, really, big


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 Response 286 of 579: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Jul  1, 1998 (05:02) * 1 lines 
 
Oh! Do you know, Chris does that really, really big thing when I kiss him. Would that be called and imaxion?


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 Response 287 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Jul  1, 1998 (07:31) * 1 lines 
 
i believe that is an excellent use of the word in verb form!


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 Response 288 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Jul  1, 1998 (07:31) * 1 lines 
 
quite accurate, imho, also...


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 Response 289 of 579: Riette Walton  (riette) * Thu, Jul  2, 1998 (05:35) * 3 lines 
 
An imaxation, not a minimaxation?

By the way, why did the condom fly through the room? It got pissed off.


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 Response 290 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Jul  8, 1998 (22:31) * 1 lines 
 
Saw "Donnie Brasco" last night--Al Pacino is always mesmerizing! It's a gangster flick, plenty violent, but with a lot more of the human element than most. And Al Pacino & Johnny Depp on one screen...need I say more? "Forget about it"!


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 Response 291 of 579: Riette Walton  (riette) * Thu, Jul  9, 1998 (01:26) * 2 lines 
 
Al Pacino is a wonderful actor.
I saw Devil's Advocate the beginning of this year. Loved it.


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 Response 292 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Aug  1, 1998 (21:54) * 20 lines 
 
caught donnie brasco myself, it was good.

OK...*rubbing hands together*, went to see Saving Private Ryan, Disturbing
Behavior, Dr. Doolittle, A Perfect Murder, and I Know What You Did Last Summer.

Saving Private Ryan was so good. If you can sit through the first half hour, you're
good to go. Spielberg did an excellent job at making me feel like i was there,
lemme tell you. i cried just about through the whole thing and so did the guys
who went with.

Disturbing Behavior was rather disturbing. Too much of getting you there then
having to rush through the rest.

Dr. Doolittle, IMHO, is not a kid's movie, but it did make me laugh.

A Perfect Murder was good and suspenseful.

I Know What You Did Last Summer was something. And there's gonna be a sequel.

not that any of you were interested in my reviews.....


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 Response 293 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sun, Aug  2, 1998 (18:10) * 3 lines 
 
Thanks for the input, Wolf! My husband really wants to see "Pvt. Ryan," but I've been afraid it would be too graphic. Who's in "A Perfect Murder?"

We're going to the drive-in (remember those!) tonight to see "Mulan".


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 Response 294 of 579: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Aug  5, 1998 (14:20) * 1 lines 
 
Damn, why don't I know any of those titles? Except Dr. Doolitttle, because Eddie Murphy is in it, right? I luv him - he is so grossly funny.


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 Response 295 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Aug  6, 1998 (14:09) * 2 lines 
 
Saw "The Wedding Singer" with Adam Sandler...
set inthe 1980s, the images and hot topics in this movie were a riot to relive but I thought Adam Sandler would've been reason enough to go see it! Funny, funny, funny and sweet!


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 Response 296 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Fri, Aug  7, 1998 (20:22) * 1 lines 
 
I've been wanting to see that, Stacey, just for the 80s flashback. The local theatre is second-run and all the seats are $2. "Sliding Doors" is showing there as well--I should blow $4 sometime and see them both.


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 Response 297 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Fri, Aug  7, 1998 (20:23) * 1 lines 
 
Saw "Eat Drink Man Woman" last night on video and really enjoyed it. Tonight we're watching "Raise the Red Lantern" (I'm really on a Chinese kick!)


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 Response 298 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Aug  7, 1998 (21:46) * 2 lines 
 
You should see "The Lover" and "Farewell My Concubine", both with subtitles but
very good....and "The Joy Luck Club" is another...all are tear jerkers, though..


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 Response 299 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Fri, Aug  7, 1998 (21:57) * 1 lines 
 
"Farewell" has been highly recommended. Loved "Joy Luck Club"! It was even better than the book, and that's high praise coming from me. Never heard of the first--I'll have to look for it on the video store's shelves.


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 Response 300 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Aug  7, 1998 (22:09) * 4 lines 
 
The Lover is explicit (as a lot of foreign films are) but it's almost essential
to understand what is going on (no below-the-belt frontal body parts that i can recall).
That's funny about Joy Luck Club, have the book (because i love Amy Tan) but didn't
read it after i saw the movie (which i just bawled my eyes out while watching)


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 Response 301 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Aug  7, 1998 (22:09) * 1 lines 
 
did you see that? i hit 300!! woohoo....what did i win, what did i win?


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 Response 302 of 579: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Aug  8, 1998 (01:24) * 1 lines 
 
A sheep.


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 Response 303 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sun, Aug  9, 1998 (22:28) * 3 lines 
 
Baa!

Just finished watching "Trees Lounge"--loved it! It was my kind of movie.


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 Response 304 of 579: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Sun, Aug  9, 1998 (22:55) * 2 lines 
 
Then you'll love "The Opposite of Sex", "Henry Fool", and "Buffalo 66". And you'll love me, because I'm more like all 4 of them than they are, that's including "Trees Lounge", except they're more real than me---I'm more like just some film going round and round through or past the projector's lense, in a small dark room that has no honest modest exits. Er, uh, wait, what am I doing here? I don't belong here. I'm lost. REALLY lost---I seriously can't find myself....I'll just go right on back outside o
Spring and keep lookin'. This little room [BONK...owwww!!] really has no doors, though, and all the walls are powerfully against me.....I mean POWERFULLLLLLEEE.


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 Response 305 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sun, Aug  9, 1998 (23:06) * 1 lines 
 
Jim, how ya doin'??? I've really missed you. You're quite the movie-goer. Those titles just happen to be on my must-rent list, but as they're still in theatres, I'm not likely to see them anytime soon. So there are parallels between your life and those of Steve Buscemi, etc.?? I'm intrigued.....


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 Response 306 of 579: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Mon, Aug 10, 1998 (00:26) * 2 lines 
 
Yeah, we were both chasing Amy one night and we ran into each other. Amy just walked off laughing, but Steve picked me up off the pavement, using both hands, and we finally got to meet each other. I'll tell ya one thing, we both really like Chloe Sevigny (she still tests HIV positive and she was at the lounge Steve walked me over to). We were all sitting around the same table off and away from everything, where the light was low and lower (only about knee-high). Anyway, I just wanted to remember to te
l ya that we were all reminiscing about our best times with you, Autumn. I mean I had no idea. How did you meet THEM? As you might imagine, we didn't say goodbye to each other until dawn. Let me put it this way---we ALL really miss you.


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 Response 307 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Aug 10, 1998 (09:27) * 2 lines 
 
Hi Jim! just to interject...can you two tell us something more about those movies?
i mean, haven't even heard of Trees Lounge, what is it about, who's in it?


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 Response 308 of 579: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (14:36) * 186 lines 
 

hola, Wolfie, how nice to see your warm, furry face and sharp, long tooths. I gots some information overload here for ya. Everything that follows came from these 3 addresses:

http://us.imdb.com/search

http://www.auschron.com/current/screens.film.html

I'll put the third address in Response #309, because I forgot to get it, and I don't know how to go out and get it right now without losing everything in this pretty picture window.


THE OPPOSITE OF SEX

D: Don Roos; with Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan, Lisa Kudrow,
Lyle Lovett, Johnny Galecki, Ivan Sergei.

A 16-year old girl (Ricci) runs away from a troubled home in Louisiana
and comes to stay with her rich half-brother (Hal Hartley regular Martin
Donovan). There she messes with the lives of everyone from her
brother's new boyfriend to his sexually repressed best friend (Kudrow,
stretching her acting muscles). (July 3)


HENRY FOOL

D: Hal Hartley; with Thomas Jay Ryan, James Urbaniak, Parker
Posey.

Hal Hartley's new film pairs an unassuming garbageman with an
egomaniacal writer to examine the responsibilities of influence and the
possibilities of originality. (August)


BUFFALO '66

D: Vincent Gallo; with Gallo, Christina Ricci, Anjelica Huston, Ben
Gazzara, Mickey Rourke, Rosanna Arquette.

Actor Vincent Gallo (The Funeral) made quite a splash at Sundance
when he debuted this new film, which he wrote, directed, stars in, and
composed; the mordant story follows the dramatic and comedic
prospects of a young man suffering from extreme alienation. (July)



This next review gives alot away about what happens in the movie, so you might want to skip over it if you're like me, and like to be more surprised upon watching the movie and what it's about to be for you as it unfolds:


BUFFALO '66

D: Vincent Gallo; with Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara, Anjelica Huston,
Mickey Rourke, Kevin Corrigan, Rosanna Arquette, Jan-Michael Vincent. (Not
Rated, 120 min.)
"Indie! Indie! Indie!" is the unspoken mantra behind
enfant terrible Gallo's directorial debut (he was
previously seen in Palookaville as well as a series of
Calvin Klein ads), and though independent cinema in
America has, at this stage, been almost completely
co-opted by the major studios (and anyone who
thinks Miramax isn't a major these days is kidding
themselves), Gallo's battle cry makes for a fiercely
humorous slice of unreality that soars even when it's
crawling in the gutter and puking on itself. Gallo has
recruited a stellar cast and then played them down
into the depths of his tale's depravity so much that
you hardly recognize Huston or anyone else. In a
film populated by the hapless dregs of society, there
are no star turns, and yet every character is cleverly
portrayed, fully fleshed out and functional, and
frequently downright creepy. Gallo is Billy Brown, a
scrawny, pale wingnut who, with his flared floodpants, red faux-leather disco boots,
and too-tight tube tops, looks for all the world like God's loneliest toothpick. As
Buffalo '66 opens, he's fresh out of jail (featuring an extended, painful, semi-comic
sequence which involves a desperate search for a bathroom) and on his way to his
parents' house. Before going in the joint for a five-year stretch necessitated by a
botched $10,000 bet on the Buffalo Bills, Billy told his parents he was married to a
beautiful woman and worked a secure, government job. Lies, all lies, and upon his
release, he promptly kidnaps Layla (Ricci) and forces her (well, sort of forces her --
she seems liable to go along with anything) to pretend she's his better half. After a
protracted and Lynchian nightmare meeting with his family, the pair split up briefly
while Billy goes in search of the Bills place-kicker who lost that long-ago bet for
him. But the real crux of Gallo's film is the reconciliation with one's childhood, and,
sentimental thug that Gallo is, the search for Love. Gallo populates the film with the
oddest of oddballs, least of which is naif Billy. Ricci, batting .400, pulls off yet
another delicious, subversive turn, while Gazzara and Huston are everybody's Hell
Parents: Billy's mom has never forgiven him for being born during the Buffalo Bill's
only Superbowl win, and his old man (the title fits him like the sweaty white T-shirt
he wears) couldn't care less about him. Comedy is birthed of tragedy, I know, but
this is ... ouch. Gallo packs the film with odd, endearing flourishes that detract a bit
from the storyline but add to the overall whole: his father, crooning an old love
song to Ricci, Billy's mildly retarded buddy Goon (Corrigan, of all people) who
only wants to be called Rocky, and the whole, hyper-seedy look of the picture that
makes you want to scrub with bleach once you get home. In the end, it's a love
story after all, but a peculiarly Gallocentric one -- cheap, nasty, but salvageable
nonetheless. (8/7/98



Trees Lounge

DIRECTED BY: Steve Buscemi

REVIEWED: 12-18-96

Indie acting stalwart Steve Buscemi tries his
hand at writing and directing. The result is this
odd episodic tale of a terminal loser (Buscemi)
in suburban New Jersey. Our hero hangs out
in a bar, gets a job as an ice cream truck driver
and hangs out in a bar some more. That's
about it. Guest stars (Debi Mazur, Samuel L.
Jackson, Chloe Sevigny) liven up the proceedings
occasionally. As far as comedies go, it's pretty
depressing. More like a Tom Waits song come
to life than a full-blown Bukowskism, though.


Movie Quotes for Trees Lounge (1996):


Tommy: If I win, I get to take you home. If you win, you can go home with me.
Crystal: What kind of deal is that, huh? I don't know it doesn't make sense to me.
Tommy: It's a good deal. It's a good deal for me!

Marie: You don't go to work every day. You go to a bar every day.

Tommy: He's a little old man. Can't you take some of the wrinkles out? You've
given birth to Mr. Magoo.


Steve Buscemi (Director / Writer / Tommy Basilio)

Steve Buscemi, a Brooklyn native, is a veteran of American
independent film. His career began in the early 80's when he
collaborated with friend and fellow actor / writer Mark Boone
Junior on numerous theater pieces. It was during this time that
director Bill Sherwood spotted him and cast him as a musician with AIDS in
"Parting Glances." Other film roles followed. In 1989, he was nominated for an
Independent Spirit Award for his role in Jim Jarmusch's "Mystery Train." Three
years later, he won that award for his landmark portrayal of "Mr. Pink" in Quentin
Tarantino's debut film, "Reservoir Dogs." Buscemi has consistently worked with
some of the finest directors in the film industry including Martin Scorsese ("New
York Stories") and the Coen brothers ("Miller's Crossing,""Barton Fink," Fargo").

In 1995 alone, Buscemi enjoyed success in three feature films: Tom DiCillo's
critically acclaimed "Living in Oblivion" (Sony Pictures Classics); Robert
Rodriguez's "Desperado" (Columbia) with Antonio Banderas; and "Things to Do in
Denver When You're Dead," directed by Gary Fleder for Miramax. Earlier this
year, Buscemi again received critical acclaim for his role in Joel and Ethan Coen's
"Fargo" (Gramercy). He can be seen in John Carpenter's "Escape from L.A." and is
currently shooting "Con Air" with Nicholas Cage, due out in 1997.

Buscemi first tried his hand at writing and directing for film with a short entitled
"What Happened to Pete," in which he also starred, which aired on Bravo. "Trees
Lounge" marks Buscemi's feature film writing and directorial debut.


Chloe Sevigny (Debbie)

In 1995, Chloe Sevigny launched her career in the critically
acclaimed, highly controversial film "Kids," directed by Larry
Clark and written by Harmony Korine for Miramax. "Trees
Lounge," in which she plays Debbie, Tommy Basilio's 17-year-old
carefree girlfriend, is her second feature film. She's next set to
shoot a cameo for "Gummo," written and directed by Harmony
Korine, for which Chloe will also serve as costume designer.



Tommy Basilio (Steve Buscemi) is a 31-year-old barfly, an unemployed auto
mechanic with quick wits and a huge chip on his shoulder. A master of verbal
repartee, he spends most nights at his favorite bar, Trees Lounge, hunched over a
shot of Wild Turkey or trying to pick up one-night stands. When he loses his
pregnant girlfriend (Elizabeth Bracco) to his best friend and former boss (Anthony
LaPaglia), he makes an attempt to put his life back together. He finds temporary
salvation driving his deceased uncle's ice cream truck, but gets dangerously close to
his 17-year-old helper, Debbie (Chloe Sevigny). Lessons aren't learned easily by
Tommy, but he does find a disturbing truth about himself in the last place he
expected, Trees Lounge.

With a cast that also includes Mark Boone Junior, Eszter Balint, Carol Kane,
Daniel Baldwin, and Mimi Rogers with special appearances by Debi Mazar,
Seymour Cassel and Samuel L. Jackson, TREES LOUNGE marks Steve
Buscemi's feature film debut as a writer/director. The film is executive produced by
Nick Wechsler and Julie Silverman Yorn, produced by Chris Hanley and Brad
Wyman, and co-produced by Kelley Forsyth and Sarah Vogel. LIVE Entertainment
will release TREES LOUNGE in October, 1996.


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 Response 309 of 579: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (15:00) * 4 lines 
 

http://www.austin360.com/enter/movies/search/search.htm

wow, Autumn was right---something she told me some time ago: you really DO only have to type it (web address) in and it becomes a highlighted link. Feel like I just stepped into Alice's Wonderland (there must be a magic mirror or rabbit hole around here someplace). I guess this means I can from now on unconditionally trust Autumn with everything she says that I would have barely even preconsciously started to come alive to and possibly dimly conjectured over or vaguely speculated about.


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 Response 310 of 579: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (15:15) * 5 lines 
 
°visciously rummaging through a dictionary in search of meaning°






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 Response 311 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (15:30) * 3 lines 
 
Jim, if I could just get you to repeat that last part for my husband...

(by the way I LOVE Tom Waits)


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 Response 312 of 579: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (15:32) * 3 lines 
 
Oh, by the way Jim, are you as knowledgeable with art as with movies? Terry posted a painting into the 20th century arts topic earlier today - an interesting, strange work - but neither of us can make out who the painter is, or what the history around the painting is. I maintain that something bothers me about it, and I don't know what, and it would be immensely helpful to us if somebody knew something about the painting. And you are quite welcome to stay once you're there. Terry is there, Wer, Autumn
Wolf, Nan, and there are some other interesting people coming as well.
There's an art gallery for our/our children's art - I still remember how you once talked about innocence, and the children's art in the picture gallery topic is just fabulous! Then there are discussions about arts from the different movements and periods, with pictures coming in for them, which we will then discuss more in detail. The whole thing is turning into great fun. Please come - and more often; we all miss you, I'm sure.


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 Response 313 of 579: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (15:33) * 1 lines 
 
Hi, Autumn!!!


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 Response 314 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (16:07) * 1 lines 
 
Hey, girl, you're on awfully late, aren't you??


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 Response 315 of 579: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (19:58) * 372 lines 
 

Uh, Autumn, be ready for things at home to be gettin' a whole lot better very very soon, cuz I believe your husband is really startin' to come around now. He only a minute ago emailed me this website (it has all Tom's lyrics, some interviews, and some other TW links)---I took a song and an interview off of it for you, though you probably been there, seen & done that:


http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/7587/start.html


(Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night

Well you gassed her up
Behind the wheel
With your arm around your sweet one
In your Oldsmobile
Barrelin' down the boulevard
You're looking for the heart of Saturday night

And you got paid on Friday
And your pockets are jinglin'
And you see the lights
You get all tinglin' cause you're cruisin' with a 6
And you're looking for the heart of Saturday night

Then you comb your hair
Shave your face
Tryin' to wipe out ev'ry trace
All the other days
In the week you know that this'll be the Saturday
You're reachin' your peak

Stoppin' on the red
You're goin' on the green
'Cause tonight'll be like nothin'
You've ever seen
And you're barrelin' down the boulevard
Lookin' for the heart of Saturday night

Tell me is the crack of the poolballs, neon buzzin?
Telephone's ringin'; it's your second cousin
Is it the barmaid that's smilin' from the corner of her eye?
Magic of the melancholy tear in your eye.

Makes it kind of quiver down in the core
'Cause you're dreamin' of them Saturdays that came before
And now you're stumblin'
You're stumblin' onto the heart of Saturday night

Well you gassed her up
And you're behind the wheel
With your arm around your sweet one
In your Oldsmobile
Barrellin' down the boulevard,
You're lookin' for the heart of Saturday night

Is the crack of the poolballs, neon buzzin?
Telephone's ringin'; it's your second cousin
And the barmaid is smilin' from the corner of her eye
Magic of the melancholy tear in your eye.

Makes it kind of special down in the core
And you're dreamin' of them Saturdays that came before
It's found you stumblin'
Stumblin' onto the heart of Saturday night
And you're stumblin'
Stumblin onto the heart of Saturday night



Playboy Interview (1988)
20 questions


Most people know singer-songwriter Tom Waits as the poet of late-night
metropolitan areas, the bard of smoky lounges and cue-ball moons. But lately,
Waits has been experimenting, both on his past three albums, which have included
songs nailed together from pieces of 'found sound"--deafening jackhammers, sirens,
strains of an Irish jig--and as an actor ("The Cotton Club," "Down by Law," '
"Ironweed"). Writer Steve OBey showed up at a favorite Waits hangout, a seedy
caff on the fringes of downtown L.A. "Waits, now 37, arrived looking wild-haired
and mystic eyed and dressed in a parson's black suit and tie," he reports. "He was
insistent upon talking into a tape recorder for fear of being misquoted, but he began
the conversation with the warning, 'I'm going to pull your string from time to time.'"


1.

PLAYBOY: In spite of the fact that your albums have won you a loyal following,
your work is rarely heard on the radio. What kind of payola do you think it would
take to get disc jockeys in Des Moines to play a few cuts from Franks Wild Years?

WAITS: Send them some frozen Cornish game hens. That would probably do the
trick. Or maybe some Spencer steaks. The people who succeed today essentially
write jingles. It's an epidemic. Even worse are artists aligning themselves with
various products, everything from Chrysler-Plymouth to Pepsi. I don't support it. I
hate it. So there.


2.

PLAYBOY: Early in your career, some of your songs--for instance, Ol' '55, which
the Eagles covered--became hits, and almost all of them, no matter how
unconventional, relied upon pretty melodies. But lately--especially on your past
three albums -- you've moved from hummable tunes to what you call "organized
noise." Why?

WAITS: I was cutting off a very small piece of what I wanted to do. I wasn't
getting down the things I was really hearing and experiencing. Music with a lot of
strings gets like Perry Como after a while. It's why I don't really work with the
piano much anymore. Like, anybody who plays the piano would thrill at seeing and
hearing one thrown off a 12-story building, watching it hit the sidewalk and being
there to hear that thump. It's like school. You want to watch it burn.


3.

PLAYBOY; To create a marketable pop song, do you have to sell out?

WAITS: Popular music is like a big party, and it's a thrill sneaking in rather than
being invited. Every once in a while, a guy with his shirt on inside out, wearing
lipstick and a pillbox hat, gets a chance to speak. I've always been afraid I was
going to tap the world on the shoulder for 20 years and when it finally turned
around, I was going to forget what I had to say. I was always afraid I was going to
do something in the studio and hate it, put it out, and it was going to become a hit.
So I'm neurotic about it.


4.

PLAYBOY: Who was Harry Partch, and what did he mean to you?

WAITS: He was an innovator. He built all his own instruments and kind of took the
American hobo experience and designed instruments from ideas he gathered
trayelirig around the United States in the Thirties and Forties. He used a pump
organ and industrial water bottles, created enormous marimbas. He died in the early
Seventies, but the .Harry Partch Ensemble still performs at festivals. It's a little
arrogant to say I see a relationship between his stuff and mine. I'm very crude, but
I use things we hear around us all the time, built and found instruments-things that
aren't normally considered instruments: dragging a chair across the floor or hitting
the side of a locker real hard with a two-by-four, a freedom bell, a brake drum with
a major imperfection, a police bullhorn. h's more interesting. You know, I don't like
straight lines. The problem is that most instruments are square and music is always
round.


5.

PLAYBOY: Considering your predispositions, which modern artists do you like to
listen to?

WAITS: Prince. He's out there. He's uncompromising. He's a real fountainhead.
Takes dangerous chances. He's androgynous, wicked, voodoo. The Replacements
have a great stance. They like distortion. Their concerts are like insect rituals. I like
a lot of rap stuff, because it's real, immediate. Generally, I like things as they begin,
because the industry tears at you. Most artists come out the other side like a dead
carp.


6.

PLAYBOY: What do you think of when you hear the name Barry Manilow?

WAITS: Expensive furniture and clothes that you don't feel good in.


7.

PLAYBOY: In your musical career, you've tried to retain maximum creative
control; yet within the past few years, you've become more and more involved in
the most collaborative of all media, theater and film. What's the attraction?

WAITS: It's thrilling to see the insanity of all these people brought together like this
life-support system to create something that's really made out of smoke. The same
thing draws me to it that draws me to making records--you fashion these things and
ideas into your own monster.It's making dreams. I like that.


8.

PLAYBOY: In Ironweed, you worked with Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep.
What did you learn from them?

WAITS: Nicholson's a consummate storyteller. He's like a great bard. He says he
knows about beauty parlors and trainyards and everything in between. You can
learn a lot from just watching him open a window or tie his shoes. It's great to be
privy to those things. I watched everything-watched them build characters from
pieces of things in people they have known. It's like they build a doll from
Grandmother's mouth and Aunt Betty's walk and Ethel Merman's posture, then
they push their own truthful feelings through that exterior. They're great at it.


9.

PLAYBOY: Have there been musical benefits from involvement in theater and
film?

WAITS: Just that I'm more comfortable stepping into characters in songs. On
Franks Wild Years, I did it in I'll Take New York and Straight to the Top. I've
learned how to be different musical characters without feeling like I'm eclipsing
myself. On the contrary, you discover a whole family living inside you.


10.

PLAYBOY: Three years ago, you made much ado about leaving Los Angeles for
Manhattan. You praised New York as "a great town for shoes," but now you're
back in California. What happened?

WAITS: I was developing tourette syndrome. I was blurting out obscenities in the
middle of Eighth Avenue. I turned into an eraserhead. But it's been arrested. With
research, there is hope.


11.

PLAYBOY: If you were to give a tour of L.A., what sights would you include?

WAIts: Let's see. For chicken, I suggest the Red Wing Hatchery near Tweedy Lane
in south central L.A. We're talking both fryers and ritual chickens. Hang one over
the door to keep out evil spirits; the other goes on your plate with paprika. For your
other shopping needs, try B.C.D. Market on Temple. Best produce in town; also
good pig knuckles, always important in your dining plans. Ask for Bruce. Below the
Earth, on Hill Street, is the best Spot for female impersonators; then you're going to
want to be looking into those pickled eggs at the Frolic Room, by the bus station.
Guy behind the bar has the same birthday as me, and his name is Tom. Finally,
you have to take in Bongo Bean, who plays the sax on the sidewalk in front of the
Hotel Figueroa. We're talking Pennies from Heaven time. Bongo is tall,
good-looking, there most every night. Accept no substitutes.


12.

PLAYBOY: While L.A. may be your stomping grounds, your other great love is
the wee-hours world of America's big cities. From all your travels, what have been
your favorite dives?

WAITS: The Sterling Hotel, in Cleveland. Great lobby. Good place to sit with the
old men and watch Rock Hudson movies. Then there's the Wilmont Hotel, in
Chicago. The woman behind the desk, her son's the Marlboro man. There's the
Alamo Hotel, in Austin, Texas, where I rode in an elevator one night with Sam
Houston Johnson. He spit tobacco juice into a cup while we talked. Let's see: The
Swiss American Hotel is San Francisco's insane asylum. The Paradise Motel, right
here on Sunset in L.A. It's nice in the summer when there's a carnival across the
street. And, oh, the Taft. I think they're a chain. You can probably get off a train in
just about any town, get into a taxi and say, "Take me to the Taft Hotel" and wind
up somewhere unsavory. Yeah, say, "Take me to the Taft, and step on it."


13.

PLAYBOY: Despite your reputation and songs that glorify hard living-and
carousing, you've been married seven years and have two children. How do you
balance your domestic and creative lives?

WAITS: My wife's been great. I've learned a lot from her. She's Irish Catholic.
She's got the whole dark forest living inside of her. She pushes me into areas I
would not go, and I 'd say that a lot of the things I'm trying to do now, she's
encouraged. And the kids? Creatively, they're astonishing. The way they draw, you
know? Right off the page and onto the wall. It's like you wish you could be that
open.


14.

PLAYBOY: Do you do all-American-dad things, such as go to Disneyland?

WAIT: Disneyland is Vegas for children. When I went with the kids, I just about
had a stroke. It's the opposite of what they say it is. It's not a place to nurture the
imagination. It's just a big clearance sale for useless items. I'm not going back, and
the kids won't be allowed to return until they're 18, out of the house. And even
then, I would block their decision.


15.

PLAYBOY: Your songwriting technique is very unusual. Instead of sitting down at
a piano or synthesizer, you hole up alone somewhere with nothing but a tape
recorder. Why do you work that way?

WAITS: I don't want to sound spiritual, but I try to make an antenna out of myself,
a lightning rod out of myself, so whatever is out there can come in. It happens in
different places, in hotels, in the car--when someone else is driving. I bang on
things, slap the wall, break things--what-ever is in the room. There are all these
things in the practical world that you deal with on a practical level, and you don't
notice them as anything but what you need them to be. But when I'm writing, all
these things turn into something else, and I see them differently~almost like I've
taken a narcotic. Somebody once said I'm not a musician but a tonal engineer. I like
that. It's kind of clinical and primitive at the same time.


16.

PLAYBOY: While you may strive for musical crudity, lyrically you're quite
sophisticated~interior rhymes, classical allusions and your hallmark, a great ear for
the vernacular. In a sense, you're the William Safire of street patois, rescuing such
phrases as walking Spanish--inebriated saunter--and even coining some pretty good
lingo of your own, such as rain dogs: stray people who, like animals after a shower,
can't find their markings and wander aimlessly. What are some of your other
favorite bits of slang, phrases you'd like to see get more everyday use?

WAITS: For starters, I'd like to see the term wooden kimono return to the lexicon.
Means coffin. Think it originated in New Orleans, but I'm not certain. Another one
I like is wolf tickets, which means bad news, as in someone who is bad news or
generally insubordinate. In a sentence, you'd say, "Don't fuck with me, I'm passing
out wolf tickets." Think it's either Baltimore Negro or turn-of-the-century
railroadese. There's one more. Don't know where it came from, but I like it:
Saturdaynightitis. Now, it's what happens to your arm when you hang it around a
chair all night at the movies or in some bar, trying to make points with a pretty girl.
When your arm goes dead from that sort of action, you've got Saturdaynightitis.


17.

PLAYBOY: You have said that you'd rather hear music over a crackly AM car
radio than over the best sound system. What's the matter with a good CD player?

WAITS: I like to take music out of the environment it was grown in. I guess I'm
always aware of the atmosphere that I'm listening to something in as much as I am
of what I'm listening to. It can influence the music. It's like listening to Mahalia
Jackson as you drive across Texas. That's different from hearing her in church. It's
like taking a Victrola into the jungle, you know? The music then has an entirely
different quality. You integrate it into your world and it doesn't become the focus
of it but a condiment. It becomes the sound track for the film that you're living.


18.

PLAYBOY: Your score for One from the Heart was nominated for an Oscar. Did
you enjoy writing it enough to try another?

WAITS: Working on One from the Heart was almost a Brill Building approach to
song-writing--sitting at a piano in an office, writing songs like jokes. I had always
had that fantasy, so I jumped at the chance to do it. I've been offerred other films,
but I've turned 'em down. The director comes to you and says, "Here, I've got this
thing here, this broken toy." And in some cases, he says, "Can you fix it?" Or
maybe he just wants interior decorating or a haircut. So you have to be sure you're
the right man for the job. Sort of like being a doctor. Rest in bed; get plenty of
fluids.


19.

PLAYBOY: You've remarked that Franks' Wild Years is the end of a musical
period for you, the last part of a trilogy of albums that began with
Swordfishtrombones. Have you turned a corner? Is this album your last
experimentation with the scavenger school of songwriting?

WAITS: I don't know if I turned a corner, but I opened a door. I kind of found a
new seam. 1 threw rocks at the window. l'm not as frightened by technology
maybe as I used to be. On the past three albums, l was exploring the
hydrodynamics of my own peculiarities. I don't know what the next one will be.
Harder, maybe louder. Things are now a little more psychedelic for me, and they're
more ethnic. I'm looking toward that part of music that comes from my memories,
hearing Los Tres Aces at the Continental Club with my dad when I was a kid.


20.

PLAYBOY: How far would you go to avoid getting a star on Hollywood
Boulcvard?

WAITS: I don't think it works that way. It's pretty much that you pay for it. I'm
not big on awards. They're just a lot of headlights stapled to your chest, as Bob
l)ylan said. I've gotten only one award in my life, from a place called Club Tenco in
Italy. They gave me a guitar made out of tiger-eye. Club Tenco was created as an
alternative to the big San Remo Festival they have every year. It's to commemorate
the death of a big singer whose name was Tenco and who shot himself in the heart
because he'd lost at the San Remo Festival. For a while, it was popular iu Italy for
singers to shoot themselves in the heart. That's my award.







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 Response 316 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (21:15) * 1 lines 
 
Jim, you just made my night. That is one of the best interviews with anyone that I've ever read, and "Heart of Sat. Night" is one of my all-time favorites Have you seen "Ironweed"??? I read the book several years ago (excellent!), but didn't know it was a movie--Tom Waits and Jack Nicholson sound like perfect casting to me. (Imagine Ratso Rizzo in the 30s.) thank you thank you thank you


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 Response 317 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (21:18) * 1 lines 
 
Tom Waits...hmmmm....wasn't he the guy in Dukes of Hazard, uh, Luke?


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 Response 318 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (21:35) * 1 lines 
 
Bite your tongue, Wolf!!


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 Response 319 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Aug 11, 1998 (21:44) * 1 lines 
 
sorry....who is he then? any pics? huh huh huh?


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 Response 320 of 579: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Wed, Aug 12, 1998 (01:09) * 10 lines 
 
In another interview, Tom said he looks at your pics every night, Wolfie---I think it was the one in Time magazine.....in the next breath, he even said he looks at alotta different pics of Luke, too, quite regularly.

You're welcome welcome welcome, Autumn. Now you know how my EVERY day is
when I read any of your responses anywhere. If you could be a professional
responder, you'd be awesome. I mean the JOB would be awesome, you'd just
be Autumn all year long as you always are.....you'd be a big piece of the
truth, you'd fall with the leaves and turn colors in people's minds, you'd be awesome awesome awesome.

Only seen a couple minutes of the end of "Ironweed", and it was on some tiny TV in a bar cafe in Kentucky while passin' thru (on my way for Quebec), lookin' fer gas, food, and Namibian chicks, if ya know what I mean. Haven't read the book. The book about stray Namibian chicks, rain dogs they were, actually, who kinda got lost in Kentucky? Naw, not that book, the book called "Ironweed" is the one I still ain't read---the Kentucky Namibian rain dog chicks book I most certainly HAVE read, and it knocked me
off ma butt....had to read the whole thing standin' up---nuthin' like it, nuthin' like it, nope, nuthin' even close. Ummm, and Ratso Rizzo in the 30's would sure have my midnight cowboy back up on his horse, alright.


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 Response 321 of 579: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Aug 12, 1998 (01:16) * 1 lines 
 
And will he be galloping over to the Arts conference every once in a while?


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 Response 322 of 579: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Fri, Aug 14, 1998 (21:26) * 3 lines 
 
Jim, I'm laughing so hard I'm going to fall off my chair!

Wolf, back up to response 315 and click on the highlighted website for a peek at Tom Waits...


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 Response 323 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Aug 14, 1998 (21:27) * 1 lines 
 
cool, thanks!


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 Response 324 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Aug 14, 1998 (21:29) * 1 lines 
 
been there and boy was i waaaaaaay off! thanks for straightening that 'un out *smile*


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 Response 325 of 579: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Wed, Aug 26, 1998 (09:54) * 9 lines 
 
Haven't seen a movie since the Wedding Singer...
keep trying to get to a cheapo flick but the times are all wonky.
For instance... 7:15 is a perfect movie time. AFTER dinner but you're out in time to get to bed early. 9pm... after dinner and late enough that you could throw a load or two of laundry in beforehand, dig a garden and plant the potted flowers that have been hanging around for three days now, hand wash all of the dinner dishes, etc. etc.
But 6:15?!?! No time to go home and change clothing, nevermind grab a bite to eat (a dinner of popcorn, soda and Junior Mints does NOT sit well for long).
And 10:15?!?!?! I can't even hold my head up after 11:30 unless I'm completely jacked up on sugar and caffeine, in which case I cannot sit still to watch a movie...

Ahhhh... life has become so complicated...

(Jim, gave to see you have the SPRING in your step once again!)


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 Response 326 of 579: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Wed, Aug 26, 1998 (11:02) * 5 lines 
 
Stace, good to see all that expensive electricity zippin' around in
your house now.
I think that in Colorado it's at 8:20 they show their unwonkable cheapies, and the audiences don't really feel quite right unless you're there with them, all pinballed out.
You're funny, though, to watch, doin' all those things you do around
the house, fitting everything in somehow....it's an intense action flick.


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 Response 327 of 579: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Wed, Aug 26, 1998 (11:27) * 5 lines 
 
Electricity isn't quite zooming about the house yet...(I'm at work)
it's more like zoming. No more surges but no capacity yet either...

Hmmm... me as an action flick!?!?
I think I'm more comfortable with me as a Discovery channel documentary feature... sandwiched between coverage of last year's Iron Man late finishers (the tearjerker tales) and Shark Week!


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 Response 328 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Wed, Aug 26, 1998 (11:34) * 1 lines 
 
can you go on saturdays?


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 Response 329 of 579: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Aug 26, 1998 (11:39) * 1 lines 
 
That's Stacey's Everest climbing day, Wolf!


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 Response 330 of 579: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Wed, Aug 26, 1998 (12:48) * 5 lines 
 
*laugh*

...(bemused) now that WOULD be a great way to spend a Saturday!
bummer it takes an average of four weeks to ascend (safely) to the final pre summit camp...



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 Response 331 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Mon, Sep 28, 1998 (13:42) * 1 lines 
 
I just say "There's something about Mary" and it's the film of the year. If you haven't seen it, then go because it's just hilarious. One of the best films I've ever seen, without a doubt!


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 Response 332 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Sep 29, 1998 (04:21) * 3 lines 
 
really? my husband and i guffawed through the previews of this film when we went
to watch the x files. we laughed soooooo loud. i think it was the little dog
that did it.


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 Response 333 of 579: Mike Griggs (mikeg) * Tue, Sep 29, 1998 (20:27) * 1 lines 
 
it's so good, i'd go so far as to call it the Film of the Year!


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 Response 334 of 579: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Thu, Oct  1, 1998 (04:14) * 3 lines 
 
Saw Pi a couple of weekends ago...
Fantastic, truly inspiring of (and inspired by) some freaky dreams.
A premise that we've all touched on at one time or another.


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 Response 335 of 579: Mike Griggs (mikeg) * Thu, Oct  1, 1998 (18:07) * 1 lines 
 
yeah, that's a film i'd love to see...waiting for it to come out over here...


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 Response 336 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Oct 10, 1998 (20:23) * 13 lines 
 
Pi? as in the algebraic 3.14---- used to calculate area of a circle kind of pi?
what sort of movie was this? i've, obviously, never heard of it!

as for movies i've been watching-ummmm, been catching up with cinemax, lemme think here....

The Beautician and The Beast
Solo
Dave
Picture Perfect
Fools Rush In
Conspiracy Theory

just to name a few.....


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 Response 337 of 579: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Sun, Oct 11, 1998 (16:42) * 74 lines 
 
Pi (1998)
---reviewed by James Berardinelli
RATING: *** OUT OF ****
United States, 1998
U.S. Release Date: 7/10/98 (limited)
Running Length: 1:25
MPAA Classification: No MPAA Rating (Violence, profanity)

Cast: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Pamela Hart,
Stephen Pearlman, Samia Shoaib
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Producer: Eric Watson
Screenplay: Darren Aronofsky
Cinematography: Matthew Ubatique
Music: Clint Mansell
U.S. Distributor: Live Entertainment

PI, the letter, is a character in the Greek alphabet roughly equivalent to the English "p." PI, the
mathematical notation, is commonly used to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to
its diameter. PI, the movie, is Darren Aronofsky's debut feature (and the winner of a directing
award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival), an independent science fiction thriller that combines
questions about God and infinity with the personal struggle of one man to regain control of his life.

PI is actually the second low-budget, no-effects science fiction movie I have seen this year. The
other, Hilary Brougher's THE STICKY FINGERS OF TIME, will be released by Strand
Releasing during the Fall. I must admit to liking the approach embraced by PI and STICKY
because the monetary limitations have spawned creative scripts with unique solutions. Without ILM
and a $100 million budget to fall back upon, film makers who venture into this arena must be
prepared to truly engage the minds of their audiences instead of relying upon a DTS sound system
and state of the art visuals to generate oohs and aahs.

PI is the story of Max Cohen (ably portrayed by Sean Gullette), a computer geek with a genius for
mathematics. Socially, Max is completely inept. Aside from occasionally showing off his arithmetic
abilities to a girl who lives in his apartment building, he avoids all human contact, including any
interaction with his attractive next door neighbor (Samia Shoaib), who shows an interest in him.
Max lives by three basic principles: (1) mathematics is the language of nature, (2) everything can be
represented and understood through numbers, and (3) there are patterns in nature. His objective is
to use his home-built supercomputer, Euclid, to analyze the patterns in the financial markets to
predict the exact performance of every stock. During the course of his studies, he encounters a
mysterious string of 216 digits, and, when a Jewish numerologist (Ben Shenkman) becomes aware
of this, he confides in Max that "the pattern in the Torah is 216 digits," and this discovery may hold
the key to unlocking God's true name. Max, who doesn't believe in God, is more interested when
his mentor (Bark Margolis) reveals that he once encountered a "bug" of 216 digits when he was
investigating pi.

Max's mathematical brilliance comes at a price, however: he has frequent, debilitating headaches
and seizures that send him into a bizarre state of consciousness. During those episodes, he
encounters people who stalk him then disappear, and, on one occasion, he discovers a brain lying
on the ground in a New York City subway station. The key to Max's genius and pain appears to
be a mark on his skull, and, perhaps in order to eliminate the one, he must sacrifice the other.

Although the plot of PI is eccentric (even for a science fiction effort), Aronofsky's message is
actually quite simple: life does not fit into neat patterns, and complete control is impossible. Oddly,
this is also the underlying premise of the two JURASSIC PARK movies, proving that certain
concepts are universal. However, the central theme is only one of many fascinating subjects tapped
into by the screenplay. For example, Max's quest to use numerical patterns to model every aspect
of the universe reveals some interesting facts about the Hebrew language. (In Hebrew, all letters
have a numerical equivalent. The number for "man" is 3. The number for "woman" is 41. 41+3=44,
which is the number for "child.") In addition to all of its intellectually-stimulating aspects, PI also
works as a character study of an obsessed individual whose single-minded goal blinds him to
everything else, including health, friendship, love, and even sanity.

Aronofsky elected to shoot the film in black-and-white, which lends a dream-like atmosphere to all
of the proceedings. PI transports us to a world that is like yet unlike our own, and, in its mysterious
familiarity, is eerie, intense, and compelling. Reality is a fragile commodity, but, because the script is
well-written and the central character is strongly developed, it's not hard to suspend disbelief. As
the movie draws to a conclusion, it perhaps becomes a little too ambitious in trying to unify all the
great questions of existence. At that point, PI slides with only limited success into an exploration of
metaphysics and spirituality. Nevertheless, I prefer movies that take risks like this, even when
they're flawed, to those that try for a safe, formula-driven resolution. So, while I didn't necessarily
buy everything that transpired in the final fifteen minutes, I was surprised by much of it, and
Aronofsky never lost my attention. For anyone who wants a movie to feed their intelligence and
imagination more than their eyes and ears, PI is a solid choice. It probably deserves 3.1416 stars,
but since my scale doesn't support that, I'll round it off to three.


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 Response 338 of 579: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Sun, Oct 11, 1998 (17:00) * 17 lines 
 
I didn't like Pi. It was just too aberrant.
I liked Pi. It was just so experimental and mentally inciting.
Wanna see his next film, this Aronofsky guy, the director---and it's
called "Proteus"---comes out next year.
The main character was going insane---did he actually pound a nail in
his head? (maybe that was just another hallucination)---I felt like the
whole movie was forcing more and more water into this balloon, and ya
knew it was gonna burst.
Some of the scenes bored me more than anything, like the jewish cabalistic
run-ins and the visits to the mentor....they dragged, for me---but they
spread the movie out some.
But the movie was just so different, I was willing to put up with alot.
I wanted to see how he (Aronofsky) would make each spot in the film
circumstantial---the atmospherics, the pacing, the intensity, how sound
mixed with facial expressions and the angles his cameras got and then
what that would lead to next....and I really liked the most bizarre
sequences. At least his main character was real convincing and stuff.


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 Response 339 of 579: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Mon, Oct 12, 1998 (13:18) * 2 lines 
 
Thanks for posting the review Jom, I sure as hell couldn't have explained it that well!
I don't think he actually shot a nail into his head but the symbolism sure came screaming through (that scene triggered a very loud reactionary inhale from me!)


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 Response 340 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Oct 12, 1998 (20:59) * 9 lines 
 
ok, i watched

Protocol
Wind

yeah, big whoopdeedoo, but that's how i spent my columbus day (oh, not to mention
the 4 hours in the courthouse for jury selection and then told to come back Wed-same
bat time, same bat place--and they only picked 6--and held trial, what's up with that? isn't a jury
made up of 12 members?)


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 Response 341 of 579: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Tue, Oct 13, 1998 (12:09) * 11 lines 
 
Were they playing just half-court? I dunno how just that is, but
if they only had one basket case to shoot at......oh and look at
that ball sail----SWISH!----it's another 3-pointer for that one jurist who
can't seem to put up a shot that misses----would that be what's up
with that....?

Hope ya get to play on Wednesday. Show 'em some woman-to-man defense
that'll put all the attorneys on notice about their zones and their
pick-and-rolls. It can be a very effective defense to use, or to watch from
the bench or the stands or the jury box. Post pictures of any of your
slam dunks, especially if it's a game winner, Wolfie.


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 Response 342 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Thu, Oct 29, 1998 (18:26) * 3 lines 
 
well, this little wolf wasn't selected as a juror. the last dude just pleaded
guilty. probably saw the big wolfie teefers i sport and figured he had a better
chance in jail!


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 Response 343 of 579: Leplep le Plep  (jgross) * Thu, Oct 29, 1998 (23:37) * 4 lines 
 
I saw the judge slow-dancing with the court reporter.
The guilty party got 8 hours of community work:
but the party lasted 10 hours and everyone at the trial was invited.
You elected not to go, Wolfie?


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 Response 344 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Dec 21, 1998 (20:58) * 3 lines 
 
Star Trek was last night but I saw ANTZ on Saturday night.
Loved it!
Much more adult in its humor than A Bug's Life and just as fascinating witht he graphics... all computer generated?!?!?


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 Response 345 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Dec 21, 1998 (21:02) * 10 lines 
 
Saw A Bug's Life and loved it!

oh, and to catch up on my cinemax movie going, recently watched:

The Devil's Advocate
Addicted To Love (luv meg ryan and matthew broderick--he's so cute!)
The Edge
In & Out

well, that's the extent of my movie reviews so far. hopefully i'll be able to catch up during this holiday break (yeah, i actually got one)!


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 Response 346 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Dec 21, 1998 (21:03) * 1 lines 
 
Oh Wolf, I LOVED In & Out! What did you think?!?!


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 Response 347 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Dec 21, 1998 (21:08) * 3 lines 
 
it was hilarious! especially with tom selleck as the reporter! haha. i really liked the woman who played klein's fiance'. what's her name again? the part after her non-wedding when she goes to the bar!!

(btw: hi stacey!)


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 Response 348 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Dec 21, 1998 (21:09) * 2 lines 
 
Hi Wolf!
That was Joan Cusack (John Cusack's sister)


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 Response 349 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Dec 21, 1998 (21:13) * 1 lines 
 
YES!! She was so funny in this.....


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 Response 350 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Tue, Dec 22, 1998 (09:50) * 1 lines 
 
she's always a gas!


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 Response 351 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Sat, Jan 16, 1999 (01:22) * 4 lines 
 
Hurly burly
... quite the Penn performance
certainly gets you thinking about lotsa random shit that you shouldn't necessarily be thinking about.
Note to Mike: DO NOT go see this movie... could be as catastrophic as reading the Razor's Edge while depressed.


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 Response 352 of 579: Mike Griggs (mikeg) * Sat, Jan 16, 1999 (09:24) * 1 lines 
 
Last night I saw Shawshank Redemption. Pretty incredible film, although I turned away for some parts (not good to see men hanging themselves at the moment...)


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 Response 353 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sat, Jan 16, 1999 (21:54) * 15 lines 
 
i liked 'shawshank' a great deal... the bit with
the music over the intercom will stay with me
forever, i think...
saw 'thin red line' last night... was even more
disturbing than i thought it would be... not sure
if the whole was the equal of the parts, but all
in all it was superb... was a little bizarre, for
me, witnessing this film in a theater filled with
(pacifist, commie-leaning, largely godless) canadians...
some of the people around me made comments during
the film pertaining to what they perceived as the
violent natures we yanks possess... didn't say anything,
but it bothered me (felt sort of like the chris eigamen (msp.)
character at the party in 'barcelona', if anyone's seen it)...



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 Response 354 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Jan 17, 1999 (21:35) * 17 lines 
 
we saw 'wilde' last night (saw it at the hollywood theatre,
an old venue downtown, and the house was nearly packed, which
is a little curious, considering that this film is out on video
in the next few days)...
the film was a little uneven, i suppose... and perhaps a little
tedious in places, for those not among oscar's admirers... i loved
it, though... steven frye was simply wonderful, everything i've
imagined oscar was... the scenes in prison were devestating, esp.
the visit from his wife... (looked over at that point and paula
was crying... not me though, i swear)... only criticism i would
offer was that the film didn't feature enough of his work, or even
a good enough sense of it... i suppose the makers of this film
figured (rightly, i'm sure) that those in attendence would pretty
much already be persuaded of oscar's greatness... still would've
been nice to have seen more of it rendered... while flawed, 'wilde'
was, all in all, an honest, elegant, and quite beautiful film (much
like the man himself)...


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 Response 355 of 579: Mike Griggs (mikeg) * Wed, Jan 20, 1999 (19:40) * 1 lines 
 
I just saw "Pi". Incredible. Go and see it *immediately*.


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 Response 356 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Jan 20, 1999 (20:50) * 2 lines 
 
ok



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 Response 357 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Thu, Jan 21, 1999 (18:08) * 1 lines 
 
civil action....not on my top ten....no incentive for the characters.....didn't understand why we had to go through all that and then get the ending we got.....


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 Response 358 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Jan 21, 1999 (20:06) * 5 lines 
 
because it was a true story, i imagine
(that's why i'm not planning to see it... sounds like such a downer)
(you doing okay?)

(thinking bout going to see... something... maybe 'shakespeare in love again'... if i can get my lazy ass going)


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 Response 359 of 579: Mike Griggs (mikeg) * Fri, Jan 22, 1999 (17:34) * 1 lines 
 
I just came back from seeing "The Opposite of Sex". Quite a good film toward the end, but completely lame in the middle...I nearly fell asleep. Some good jokes. Worth the money? Probably not.


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 Response 360 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Jan 24, 1999 (12:50) * 5 lines 
 
shakespeare in love was excellent! had never seen joseph fiennes before and he was good (as was gwyneth)....

elizabeth was another stunner (jf in it too). never heard of the actress cate something but she was good. both of these films will be in my to-buy list!

(nick-am doing well, homesick right now though)


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 Response 361 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sun, Jan 24, 1999 (13:27) * 2 lines 
 
saw "The Thin Red Line" last night...
zzzzzzzzz....


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 Response 362 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Jan 24, 1999 (18:42) * 2 lines 
 
Really? That bad?



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 Response 363 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Mon, Jan 25, 1999 (00:45) * 6 lines 
 
not necessarily bad, just slow...
made Titanic seem like a commercial break

(got the impression it is probably one helluva book,
though, something along the lines of Red Badge of Courage
and Johnny Got His Gun...)


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 Response 364 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Jan 25, 1999 (17:25) * 1 lines 
 
maybe they were trying to compete with tom hanks war film.....


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 Response 365 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Jan 30, 1999 (11:41) * 1 lines 
 
At First Sight...moving parts but val talked like his teeth were too big for his mouth. he made the blind character seem retarded. not one of his best films. mira was good (but isn't she in everything she does?)....wait til it comes out on video....


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 Response 366 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jan 30, 1999 (12:50) * 1 lines 
 
saw City of Angels on satellite...


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 Response 367 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Jan 30, 1999 (17:12) * 1 lines 
 
still haven't seen it.....


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 Response 368 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sun, Jan 31, 1999 (23:27) * 3 lines 
 
saw U-turn on satellite, as well...
what a psychotic movie!
(even for my tastes...)


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 Response 369 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Feb  1, 1999 (10:47) * 1 lines 
 
that's the one with richard gere, right? i saw it too and it was bizarre...


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 Response 370 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Feb  1, 1999 (19:36) * 5 lines 
 
last week we saw 'still crazy' (loved it... best film of the week)... and- even though as rule i detest action pictures... we saw 'enemy of the state'... (big fan of wil smith, and especially gene hackman... and this was a nice twist on his role from 'the conversation', if anyone's seen it)... it was a good film, weak in places, but overall worthwhile (and it has helped to politically energize paula, which is a welcome development)... also saw 'something about mary', for the third time (it was a weekend m
dnight movie, and we were kind of bored... the theatre was actually two-thirds filled)...

this week we're gonna see 'little voice' and 'life is beautiful', i think... oh, and the james whale picture, too, if we can find it (what's that called? can't seem to remember... with ian mckellan)...
really looking forward to seeing some of those sundance films, hope it's not too awfully long before they're distributed...


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 Response 371 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Feb  1, 1999 (20:34) * 1 lines 
 
am a fan of will smith too. but will probably wait for the video to come out. i'm not sure about the james whale picture. guess i don't keep track of directors!


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 Response 372 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Feb  1, 1999 (20:56) * 3 lines 
 
'gods and monsters'
(just remembered)
(i think)


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 Response 373 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Feb  2, 1999 (09:06) * 1 lines 
 
have seen that title a couple of times but no previews. what's it about?


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 Response 374 of 579: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Thu, Feb  7, 2036 (05:04) * 3 lines 
 
Virus --
certianly not worth the big money, first run prices we paid last night.



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 Response 375 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Wed, Feb  3, 1999 (18:24) * 2 lines 
 
just know it's about james whale, among my favorite directors
from the thirties... (and the previews i've seen look excellent)


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 Response 376 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Wed, Feb  3, 1999 (18:58) * 1 lines 
 
i'll have to look out for it then...


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 Response 377 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sun, Feb  7, 1999 (23:00) * 4 lines 
 
saw 'little voice', night before last... it was
quite good, better than i thought it would be,
actually... (and michael caine was amazing)
(as always)


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 Response 378 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Feb  8, 1999 (19:01) * 1 lines 
 
haven't heard of that one, either. saw gattica on max a few days ago. was interesting.


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 Response 379 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Thu, Feb  7, 2036 (02:55) * 14 lines 
 
saw 'office space' friday... though i enjoyed the film
(and it had tremendously funny moments), all in all it
disappointed me... maybe because coming from mike judge,
i expected so much... the film seemed...underdeveloped,
i guess... cartoony, which isn't necessarily bad... just
a little unsatisfying...
(best scene- interview with the bobs-
'and what is YOUR favorite michael bolton tune?')

thursday, we finally saw gods and monsters... it was quite
fine, very moving, worth the wait... best of all, we saw
it in a beautiful old theater, as the front end of a double
feature...with bride of frankenstein... always wanted to see
it on the big screen, and it was wonderful...


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 Response 380 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Feb 24, 1999 (14:40) * 1 lines 
 
whereabout in Seattle do you live now?


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 Response 381 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Feb 26, 1999 (17:25) * 1 lines 
 
wait, i forgot, who's in office space? (and i'm still waiting to see contact and city of angels)...oh, caught murder of the crows with cuba gooding jr., good flick....


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 Response 382 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sun, Feb 28, 1999 (03:06) * 3 lines 
 
just got done watching "Devil's Advocate,"
enjoyed it more than one should, probably...
definately very intriguing...


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 Response 383 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Mar  1, 1999 (10:09) * 15 lines 
 
I thought that was indeed a fantastic movie...
oh man guys...
we found a new dollar theatre (since they closed out old one down!)
not only does it have a working pinball machine...
the tickets are 50 cents!!!
(popcorn and cokes are still outrageously expensive but
50 cents for tickets!!
We saw Enemy of the State...
okay...
high action which I enjoyed but
very contrived and kinda missing pieces
a lot had to be assumed and a lot didn't jive

but for 50 cents!!!!?????
I'd see it again.


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 Response 384 of 579: George Klos  (osceola) * Mon, Mar  1, 1999 (13:43) * 3 lines 
 
Lucky Stacey. They just closed down the last discount theater in South Austin. The only ones are now in the northern 'burbs and can't be reached by bus. Matinees are now $4, which enters the "is it worth it?" price zone. You can see anything for $1.50, ya know what I mean?

Alamo Drafthouse downtown (Colorado between 4th and 5th)has $2 movies and food and beer. "Waterboy" is playing there now. Might go see it if it's there next weekend. Nothing wrong with a little stoopid fun.


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 Response 385 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, Mar  1, 1999 (13:50) * 2 lines 
 
certianly nothing wrong with that (a little stoopid fun!)
sympathies for the ridiculous movie prices...


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 Response 386 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Tue, Mar  2, 1999 (09:40) * 12 lines 
 
saw In Dreams lastnight for 50 cents!!!!!
woo woo!

Horrible camera guy...
kept seeing the microphone drop into scenes from the top.
Unbelieveable.
Like a spoof

The movie was okay.
Robert Downey Jr. plays a fabulous psycho.
So does Annette Benning for that matter.
But the microphone holder (does he have a real name/title) sucked and it kept breaking the spell.


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 Response 387 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Mar  2, 1999 (12:17) * 1 lines 
 
he would be the best boy or gaffer, methinks.


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 Response 388 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Tue, Mar  2, 1999 (13:18) * 1 lines 
 
well he was the WORST best boy and somebody shoulda gaffed him with the damn mic!


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 Response 389 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Mar  2, 1999 (18:12) * 1 lines 
 
*lol* it was the director who shoulda told him to keep his mike outta the frame! they probably couldn't edit it out once they noticed it there. maybe they figured others would be so engrossed they'd not have time to notice details!


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 Response 390 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Tue, Mar  2, 1999 (19:41) * 2 lines 
 
I almost always notice when someone's mike is stuck where it doesn't belong,
especially when it's out in plain sight, Wolf...


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 Response 391 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Mar  3, 1999 (10:02) * 1 lines 
 
it's a deal killer...


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 Response 392 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Wed, Mar  3, 1999 (16:56) * 1 lines 
 
*smile*


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 Response 393 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Wed, Mar  3, 1999 (17:40) * 1 lines 
 
*lol*


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 Response 394 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Apr  7, 1999 (15:16) * 13 lines 
 
on the plane...
at first sight
pleasantville

at the cheapo theatre while jet lagging...
a civil action

in Germany...
Gattaca (dubbed)

oh yeah... I forgot
the other plane movie was Star Trek Insurrection...



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 Response 395 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Apr  8, 1999 (01:29) * 1 lines 
 
and the not-so-plane movies were?


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 Response 396 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Apr  8, 1999 (10:57) * 2 lines 
 
cute...
they were mostly plain...


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 Response 397 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Thu, Apr  8, 1999 (19:06) * 2 lines 
 
thanks...
oh...


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 Response 398 of 579: Mike Griggs (mikeg) * Sat, Apr 10, 1999 (10:43) * 1 lines 
 
i saw Star Trek on the plane, too


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 Response 399 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Apr 10, 1999 (12:43) * 1 lines 
 
where were you going?


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 Response 400 of 579: Mike Griggs (mikeg) * Sat, Apr 10, 1999 (18:11) * 1 lines 
 
new york


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 Response 401 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sun, Apr 11, 1999 (00:34) * 1 lines 
 
good trip?


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 Response 402 of 579: Mike Griggs (mikeg) * Sun, Apr 11, 1999 (07:22) * 1 lines 
 
yup. met my future in-laws. saw things. came home.


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 Response 403 of 579: wer  (wer) * Sun, Apr 11, 1999 (21:40) * 1 lines 
 
glad things are still going well!


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 Response 404 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Apr 11, 1999 (22:45) * 1 lines 
 
me too. how'd you like the big apple mike?


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 Response 405 of 579: Mike Griggs (mikeg) * Mon, Apr 12, 1999 (17:31) * 1 lines 
 
like it is in films. and the jewellery is disgustingly gaudy. apart from that...just like another place. underwhelmed is probably the word i'd use.


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 Response 406 of 579: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Mon, Apr 12, 1999 (18:26) * 4 lines 
 
mike, when you post do you mark them as 'hidden'??
I always miss your posts unless I log on right after and they're still on the "latest posts" list. So when I telnet, I miss em altogether cause they never show up as new...

glad you had a good trip... how long did ya stay?


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 Response 407 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Apr 15, 1999 (12:36) * 16 lines 
 
Matrix.

A cyberpunk novel visualized.
The concept was fantastic.
THe special effects were incredible.
The acting was well...
Wolf could back me up on this one...
Keanu Reeves is NOT my favorite actor as far as talent goes...

he wasn't bad.
I actually liked him in the movie
The script incorporated a lot of his natural casualness...
he made a pretty good cybergeek turned messiah-like

It was full priced and I don't have any regrets about the seven bucks.
(of course B paid for it so...)


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 Response 408 of 579: Mike Griggs (mikeg) * Thu, Apr 15, 1999 (19:28) * 3 lines 
 
i dno't think my posts are hidden stacey...certainly not intentionally, anyway.

i stayed for about 4 days i think


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 Response 409 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Apr 15, 1999 (19:44) * 2 lines 
 
short trip for such a long flight...
when do you go back?


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 Response 410 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Thu, Apr 15, 1999 (20:14) * 2 lines 
 
don't know



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 Response 411 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Thu, Apr 15, 1999 (20:14) * 2 lines 
 
Ca is coming back here at the beginning of june, though. and she'll be staying with a view to staying permanently



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 Response 412 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Apr 16, 1999 (11:41) * 1 lines 
 
woo woo!


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 Response 413 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Apr 17, 1999 (11:02) * 3 lines 
 
woo hoo!!

i'm waiting for matrix to come out on video.


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 Response 414 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Thu, May  6, 1999 (23:01) * 1 lines 
 
guess what i just saw? ok, i'll tell. i just watched "something about mary" and laughed my arse off the whole film. the part that really cracked me up was mary's hair when she finally went out with ted!! oh my, i laughed so much my throat hurt. gonna buy that one!!


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 Response 415 of 579: Mike Griggs (mikeg) * Fri, May  7, 1999 (04:32) * 1 lines 
 
funny that, wolfy, cos my friend and I rented it again at the weekend - superb film!


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 Response 416 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, May  7, 1999 (10:12) * 2 lines 
 
MUMMY opens tonight...
I think we're scraping the $7 bucks together for first run tix


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 Response 417 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, May  7, 1999 (10:21) * 3 lines 
 
mummy????

oh, the hubby rented species 2 but said it wasn't nearly as good as the first one. (when are sequels ever? except on those rare occasions)


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 Response 418 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, May  7, 1999 (10:22) * 1 lines 
 
oh, midsummer's night dream opens tonight or this weekend (methinks)


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 Response 419 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, May  7, 1999 (10:25) * 8 lines 
 
MUMMY... Pandora's Box type horror/action involving a...
you guessed it!
MUMMY!

We first saw the previews during the Superbowl and have been waiting MONTHS for it to open...
High expectations usually mean letdown... Hmmmm...
maybe we shouldn't go.
*furrowed brow*


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 Response 420 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, May  7, 1999 (10:52) * 1 lines 
 
don't worry about it. go!


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 Response 421 of 579: Mike Griggs (mikeg) * Fri, May  7, 1999 (15:20) * 1 lines 
 
speaking of sequels, I heard a rumour they're making Toy Story 2 - MORE ALIEN FOOTAGE!!! Woo-hoo!


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 Response 422 of 579: Laura McCarthy  (LauraMM) * Sun, Jul 18, 1999 (15:17) * 1 lines 
 
I hardly ever pop in here, but I had to mention that I just saw The Blair Witch Project, and it is a definite must see. It just opened here in Boston on Friday and is selling out like hotcakes! It will open nationwide on July 30. For an original, extremely creepy, scary time (sans blood, guts and chainsaws), this movie will stay with you forever.


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 Response 423 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Jul 18, 1999 (18:22) * 1 lines 
 
who's in it laura? i haven't heard of it.


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 Response 424 of 579: Laura McCarthy  (LauraMM) * Sun, Jul 18, 1999 (20:05) * 5 lines 
 
This movie was the darling of the Sundance Film Festival, no one you've ever heard of is in it. I don't want to give away the premiss of the movie, but this web page will clue you in.

www.blairwitch.com

It's a creepy, scary webpage. The movie is brilliantly done. blurs fiction and reality together. Very intense.


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 Response 425 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Jul 18, 1999 (20:21) * 1 lines 
 
thanks....


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 Response 426 of 579: wer  (KitchenManager) * Mon, Jul 19, 1999 (00:00) * 1 lines 
 
Hi, Laura, thanks for dropping in!


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 Response 427 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Wed, Jul 28, 1999 (12:34) * 3 lines 
 
saw General's Daughter on Sunday night -- Good, disturbing scenes in some places but good movie
saw The Blair Witch Project on Monday night -- I enjoyed the break from typical films... documentary style, believeable...
kinda spooky but not like modern fright flicks...no special effects, just playing on fears...


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 Response 428 of 579: Alexander Schuth  (aschuth) * Tue, Aug  3, 1999 (09:19) * 7 lines 
 
Sunday night I went out to see

"Plan 9 From Outer Space",

a horribly cool C- or D-Movie from Ed Wood. THAT Ed Wood, right. And featuring Vampira and some leftover shots of Bela Lugosi, great stuff!

Plus a new theatre, one I haven't been to before - but I will come back to that one!


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 Response 429 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Aug  8, 1999 (13:25) * 6 lines 
 
i've heard clips on the radio of folks who were darn-right scared after watching the blair witch project. i saw a show on the making of it (actually an interview with one of the actors) and the way it was filmed would be hard to watch, i think. have to wait for video on that one.

we watched inspector gadget in the theatre *grin* with the kids last weekend. great flick if you want good squeaky clean fun. i love matthew broderick anyway, and he did a great job with this role considering all the special effects. the kids probably won't catch the asides towards some other films (like evil gadget's teeth-what a close resemblance to the mask and something about mary's matt dillon's dental do up). what i really liked was that they stayed with the cartoon as far as penny, brain, and the
claw go (he even had his cat!).




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 Response 430 of 579: Alexander Schuth  (aschuth) * Fri, Aug 27, 1999 (16:03) * 1 lines 
 
Nobody into Bela Lugosi? Or the All-American Non-Hero, Ed Wood?


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 Response 431 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Fri, Aug 27, 1999 (16:38) * 3 lines 
 
saw Austin Powers 2 last night...
just as inane as the first IMHO...
I liked it!


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 Response 432 of 579: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Tue, Oct  5, 1999 (16:13) * 4 lines 
 
saw Sixth Sense a couple of weeks ago...
really got into it
saw Stir of Echoes a few days ago...
similar, but different


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 Response 433 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Oct  9, 1999 (15:31) * 3 lines 
 
just watched the mummy. now who played the mummy? he was fine! the hubby thought he was billy zane but i don't think so.

anyway, the story was good and romantic. loved brandon fraser and he will be added to my babe list (along with the mummy).


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 Response 434 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Oct  9, 1999 (15:33) * 1 lines 
 
oh, speaking of brandon fraser, do not, i repeat, do not waste your money on dudley dooright. it stunk big time. can't stand sarah jessica parker anyway and this film didn't change my views at all. poor brandon, the story didn't get any juice until dooright had to go doowrong. *thumbs down*


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 Response 435 of 579: John Burnett  (mrchips) * Sat, Oct  9, 1999 (18:37) * 1 lines 
 
Brendan Fraser (a decent comedian) will never be associated with excellence in cinema.


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 Response 436 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Oct 10, 1999 (23:51) * 5 lines 
 
Brendan was at his best in the obscure movie called "Still Breathing"
which is topic 13 in the movies conference. I thought that was worth
seeing more for the music, the mood and the region (it was done locally in
San Antonio) more than anything else. And I was at the premiere in Austin
and got to meet the folks in the movie.


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 Response 437 of 579: John Burnett  (mrchips) * Mon, Oct 11, 1999 (00:00) * 1 lines 
 
He was also terrific in "Blast from the Past." He actually got to play a guy with brains, class, and terrific ballroom dancing skills. I was impressed. I always thought of him as a decent physical comedian, an impressive physical specimen, and not much more.


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 Response 438 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Oct 11, 1999 (20:08) * 1 lines 
 
yes, still breathing was a good one! haven't seen blast from the past yet...


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 Response 439 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Oct 11, 1999 (20:08) * 1 lines 
 
oh yeah, he was also in with honors (think that was the name of it).


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 Response 440 of 579: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Mon, Nov 29, 1999 (14:36) * 5 lines 
 
In the last month and a half I've seen...
"Forces of Nature" -- kinda cute
"Deep Blue Sea" -- groovy effects and neat idea but pretty cheesy
"Bringing Out the Dead" -- get ready to be depressed... good movie with a VERY slow start
"Stigmata" -- Woo Woo! great movie... of course "The Seventh Sign" is one of my faves too... they're pretty similar


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 Response 441 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Nov 30, 1999 (06:46) * 1 lines 
 
Isn't there a Bergman movie called the "Seventh Seal"?


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 Response 442 of 579: Marcia (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec  1, 1999 (19:17) * 1 lines 
 
Yes!


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 Response 443 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Dec  2, 1999 (08:26) * 3 lines 
 
I'll have to check out Stigmata, could you give us a review, Stacey?




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 Response 444 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Dec  5, 1999 (21:07) * 1 lines 
 
toy story 2 was great! i must tell you i laughed my rear off!!


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 Response 445 of 579: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Dec  5, 1999 (23:29) * 1 lines 
 
I sit in front of the cinema-plex in our biggest Mall when I am tending the Angel Tree for the Salvation Army, and I stare at the posters for the movie. It looks funny! Is it much funnier than the first one?


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 Response 446 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Dec  6, 1999 (08:48) * 8 lines 
 
I saw an intriguing movie with Robert Deniro, Helen someone (old, famous
actress, help me), Gwyneth Paltrow and the lead guy whose name I can't
remember. The two grow up as children and romp around in the old dowagers
mansion and then have various intriguing encounters as they grow up. Help
me on those names. The guy was the lead in that movie where he had to
fake his dna to get on the rocket flight.




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 Response 447 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Dec  6, 1999 (19:55) * 3 lines 
 
ethan hawke...now as to helen.....

marcia, i found ts2 to be much funnier than the first but i loved the first just as much!


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 Response 448 of 579: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec  6, 1999 (20:53) * 1 lines 
 
Did you feel like you needed to be a guy to sit with the guys in this one, too, or did you not experience that fun phenomenon?! (Gotta go to the movies without the college crowd cramping my style next time!)


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 Response 449 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Dec  8, 1999 (13:15) * 3 lines 
 
The movie was "Great Expectations" and I missed the beginning, so I'll
watch it again on the sat dish. Has anyone read the Dickens book?



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 Response 450 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Wed, Dec  8, 1999 (20:32) * 1 lines 
 
yes, and i've seen the movie a couple of times as well.


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 Response 451 of 579: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec  8, 1999 (20:57) * 2 lines 
 
I have as well - several versions, in fact (the movie - the book has only one version which I also have...)Have you checked
http://imdb.com/


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 Response 452 of 579: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec  8, 1999 (20:59) * 94 lines 
 

Great Expectations (1998)





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 Response 453 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Dec 10, 1999 (20:25) * 1 lines 
 
yes and did you notice they didn't call finnegan "pip"?


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 Response 454 of 579: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec 10, 1999 (20:33) * 1 lines 
 
I did note that and wondered why. Any idea? I have not heard...


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 Response 455 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Dec 10, 1999 (20:57) * 1 lines 
 
maybe to modernize it or something.....i don't remember estella and pip getting together in the end either......


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 Response 456 of 579: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec 10, 1999 (23:25) * 1 lines 
 
No. It was implied but never settled as I recall. Must check and report back.


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 Response 457 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Dec 15, 1999 (00:33) * 1 lines 
 
It was pretty ambiguous. It left a lot to the imagination.


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 Response 458 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Dec 18, 1999 (21:51) * 1 lines 
 
saw you've got mail this morning. i don't want to give it away, but the one night that meg leaves work and looks back and sees her mom and her twirling just tore me up. good movie though, meg and tom have good chemistry on screen.


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 Response 459 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Dec 18, 1999 (21:53) * 1 lines 
 
want to catch anna and the king. love jodie foster and have only just discovered mr. phat (sp?). caught him in a movie with mira servino and can't remember the name of it.


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 Response 460 of 579: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Dec 18, 1999 (22:19) * 1 lines 
 
Did you notice they had A&E's Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth in one of the shots??? (in "You've got Mail" of course)


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 Response 461 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Dec 19, 1999 (13:17) * 1 lines 
 
yes i did and they referred to it several times and now i know where mr darcy comes from! *grin*


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 Response 462 of 579: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Dec 19, 1999 (14:03) * 1 lines 
 
*sigh*...am delighted you noticed. You have not seen it (P&P2)? *gasp*


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 Response 463 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Dec 19, 1999 (15:55) * 1 lines 
 
um, no, haven't, it's something i should rent, huh?


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 Response 464 of 579: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Dec 19, 1999 (16:12) * 2 lines 
 
Gadzooks, girl! I should send you a care package. I have all sorts of them (John has my off-the-air tape) and I have the 6 volume set and I have a Drool tape with just the best of Darcy on it...*sigh* I am going to get the DVD, too.
If you have trouble renting it, let me know!


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 Response 465 of 579: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Dec 19, 1999 (16:13) * 1 lines 
 
Um...to answer your original question, it will change your life. Please find a way to see it - it was recently re-run on A&E. I shall let you know when they show it again.


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 Response 466 of 579: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Mon, Dec 20, 1999 (15:47) * 5 lines 
 
Just saw Fight Club ...
way freaky weird...
an 'out there' film in the style of Tarantino mixed with... a Zen zelot...

certainly not what I expected


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 Response 467 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Dec 21, 1999 (08:53) * 3 lines 
 
Sounds like a thumbs up?




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 Response 468 of 579: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Wed, Dec 29, 1999 (16:59) * 1 lines 
 
ummm... if you're the kinda guy that can handle the violence and enjoys strangeness...


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 Response 469 of 579: Sheryl Blake  (sheryltoo) * Fri, Dec 31, 1999 (07:50) * 1 lines 
 
I just saw Snow Falling on Cedars and thought the movie was as good as the book.


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 Response 470 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Dec 31, 1999 (09:26) * 2 lines 
 
Who's in it?



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 Response 471 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Jan  1, 2000 (14:11) * 3 lines 
 
another ethan hawke film. i wanted to see the movie but when i heard how good the
book was, i thought i'd wait. usually the books are better. so the movie was
true to the book, sheryl?


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 Response 472 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Mar  7, 2000 (18:50) * 21 lines 
 
saw snow day in the theatre, it wasn't too bad....

ok, and now the movies (if i can remember them all) that i've watched on t.v.

if these walls could talk 2: the first act was rather sad, and the third was a bit risque for my taste. the whole film was good though....

equinox: kinda weird until you see it the second time, then you get it. matthew modine is in this one...

the evening star: sad but not a tear jerker like terms of endearment (tho i haven't seen the whole (terms) thing yet)....

a night at the roxbury: loved it, must've seen it six times....the wild brother made me think of prince (oh, the artist formerly known as prince, sorry)...i could see him doing a parody of prince's music/videos....

the thin red line: i mentioned this in babes (under male babes)....seemed like they were trying to follow along saving pvt ryan, with philosophical narration from different soldiers...and then to watch the credits and find out just how many popular and well known folks were in it. left me wondering where in the heck they all were. good flick but violent....

once around: (danny aiello, gena rowlands, richard dryfuss, and the gal from the piano, man if i can't remember her name) good movie, left me wondering what dryfuss' character was up to....i cried but briefly.....

the godfather: didn't get through the whole thing but couldn't believe how young al pacino was! my goodness!! wasn't nearly as violent as i thought it would be.....

and that saps my memory so far.....




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 Response 473 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, May 28, 2000 (17:50) * 13 lines 
 
ok, been awhile since i've posted here and, looks like, anybody else. so let's recap some of my most recent films:

erin brockovich: good movie, julia was great as a working, say it like it is, single-mom and whomever the guy that played her boss was excellent!

return to me: david duchovny and minnie driver played off each other well. i liked this movie and completely forgot that dd is fox mulder on t.v. why his movies don't do better is beyond me because this was great albeit off to a slow start. no naked bodies and no cussing. it was great!!

forces of nature: i liked this one, but i like sandra bullock (except for the speed films). ben affleck was great as well.

modern vampires: (or something like that) with james woods. it was out there.

matrix: about the 3rd time, but each time, you get closer to what's up. (and they're working on matrix 2)

and a bunch of other films on tv that i can't think of right now.


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 Response 474 of 579: moviespring (sprin5) * Mon, May 29, 2000 (07:53) * 1 lines 
 
Wow, Matrix 2! Havne't seen the other ones yet. Are any of these on video yet?


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 Response 475 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, May 29, 2000 (11:51) * 1 lines 
 
no, not on video yet (at least the first two). matrix is out on video.


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 Response 476 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, May 29, 2000 (11:53) * 1 lines 
 
oh, and mummy 2 is in the works as well (arnold vosloo will be the mummy again, yummy mummy)


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 Response 477 of 579: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Mon, May 29, 2000 (16:05) * 1 lines 
 
Just watched Loch Ness for the third time. i enjoy it every time. The scenery's great, i love the nessie story, and it's so uplifting.


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 Response 478 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Jul  3, 2000 (18:28) * 3 lines 
 
just came back from rocky and bullwinkle. i loved it and really can't compare it to the cartoon because, due to my military brat status, we spent most of our time in germany. i laughed out loud and loved the selection of actors for the villians. they did a good job. much better than dudley dooright, IMMHO.

and i caught boys don't cry. didn't expect the ending it had (but won't give it away here). it was good and the gal (sorry, don't remember her name) who played the main character deserved that oscar. she did an excellent job!


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 Response 479 of 579: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Wed, Jul  5, 2000 (18:16) * 1 lines 
 
The actress's name is Hilary Swank.


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 Response 480 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Wed, Jul  5, 2000 (18:18) * 1 lines 
 
yes, thanks cheryl!


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 Response 481 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Jul 17, 2000 (20:57) * 1 lines 
 
watched part of the blair witch project. didn't care for it. didn't find it scary but can understand why it would be. didn't finish the whole thing though. got tired of hearing that gal's voice!


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 Response 482 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Jul 17, 2000 (20:59) * 1 lines 
 
but i must say it was cleverly done and behaved like a real documentary.


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 Response 483 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Jul 17, 2000 (20:59) * 1 lines 
 
and am catching arlington road right now.


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 Response 484 of 579: moviespring (sprin5) * Tue, Jul 18, 2000 (17:19) * 1 lines 
 
Blair Witch didn't do anything for me.


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 Response 485 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Jul 18, 2000 (18:05) * 1 lines 
 
and i was floored by arlington road. didn't expect the ending and just sat there with my mouth agape!


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 Response 486 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Thu, Jul 20, 2000 (19:52) * 1 lines 
 
wild wild west: hated it. (though i love salma hayek, will smith, and kevin kline)


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 Response 487 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Jul 24, 2000 (20:10) * 1 lines 
 
the iron giant. loved it!!


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 Response 488 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Jul 24, 2000 (20:10) * 1 lines 
 
the love letter was great too!


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 Response 489 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Aug  5, 2000 (20:05) * 1 lines 
 
went to see the kid last weekend. great movie!


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 Response 490 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Oct  6, 2000 (21:44) * 5 lines 
 
i know you guys are out there watching movies!

eyes wide shut was stupid (sorry tom cruise, but ya let me down)

just came back from the cell-great flick! wonderful costumes, wonderful special effects, some pretty gross stuff too. but it was a good movie.


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 Response 491 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Oct  8, 2000 (21:45) * 1 lines 
 
got something to add about the cell: they mentioned some things during the movie but i don't think there was time for them to explore those issues. could've been left out and it wouldn't have affected anything. and the end was left like there could be a sequel. anyway, the movie has an interesting theory if you're into psychology. oh, and the whole madonna thing wasn't a play on the Holy Mother. she was trying to be non-threatening and secure for what was going on at the time.


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 Response 492 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Oct 14, 2000 (21:59) * 1 lines 
 
what lies beneath: at one point, everyone in the theatre jumped! this was a good one.


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 Response 493 of 579: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Sun, Oct 15, 2000 (02:47) * 1 lines 
 
Dragonheart 2 .....really enjoyed it ..some very funny bits too ....but I did love Sean Connery as the dragon in Dragonheart 1 ..this dragon was a bit 'twee' ..still, made a nice family evening.


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 Response 494 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Nov 12, 2000 (17:18) * 3 lines 
 
American Beauty (missed the middle of it but with the beginning and the end, put it together)....liked kevin spacey (very sexy in this one)and annette benning.

um....Three To Tango, great chick flick!


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 Response 495 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Nov 19, 2000 (19:08) * 5 lines 
 
U-571--good show, forgot that was jon bon jovi in there too (and MM was HOT)

What Lies Beneath--hated that they were dead but the movie plays on theories about the hereafter and it was good.

Grinch--i enjoyed it but hated the stupid wait and got seats on the outer edge of the screen. we had to sit sideways to watch it. i enjoy the cartoon better but they did a good job on sticking to the story.


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 Response 496 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Nov 25, 2000 (20:11) * 1 lines 
 
Rugrats in Paris--I was hohum but the kids enjoyed it and the theatre was nearly empty--maybe 15 people tops!


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 Response 497 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Sat, Nov 25, 2000 (23:08) * 1 lines 
 
As mentioned in the Babes conf., I saw Double Jeopardy with Tommy Lee Jones and Ashley J-J-J-J-J-Judd...mmmmmmmmm...she made up for the fact that it was a total chick flick :-)


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 Response 498 of 579: moviespring (sprin5) * Mon, Nov 27, 2000 (08:05) * 2 lines 
 
Fried Green Tomatoes, I loved it, another chick flick! With Kathy Bates.
A classic.


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 Response 499 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Nov 27, 2000 (17:03) * 1 lines 
 
i've seen that several times and loved it each time!!


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 Response 500 of 579: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Nov 27, 2000 (23:05) * 1 lines 
 
Maybe I need to do some self-educating, huh?!


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 Response 501 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Dec 12, 2000 (19:05) * 1 lines 
 
yesterday, while convalescing, i watched a french movie (had subtitles and everything)....it was really good! Horse on the Roof with Juliette Binoche and some really handsome man. i love JB and now the man that played opposite her has a new fan. will have to find a pic of him and then let you guys in on JB in babes!


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 Response 502 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Dec 12, 2000 (19:28) * 1 lines 
 
ok, i need to correct myself, while searching for the elusive actor in the above film, the correct name is The Horseman on the Roof. the gorgeous leading man was played by Olivier Martinez....he was pretty though, but also very manly!


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 Response 503 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Dec 12, 2000 (20:07) * 1 lines 
 
oh yeah, caught Rules of Engagement and High Fidelity. The first one was excellent and a great military film concerning the differences between the world and military justice. high fidelity stunk and i like john cusak (btw, his sister is in this movie too).


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 Response 504 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Dec 17, 2000 (18:17) * 5 lines 
 
Superstar--it was alright but Night at the Roxbury was way better....

The Patriot--good movie, reminded me a lot of Braveheart......

Emperor's New Groove.....this was funny and I was the only one in the theatre laughing (i think).


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 Response 505 of 579: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Dec 24, 2000 (12:51) * 1 lines 
 
Gladiator--yes, i finally caught this flick. it was good, but i must say, the way they did the beginning, too much jerky camera movement. overall, this is a great film and is right up there with the epical patriot and braveheart!


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 Response 506 of 579: Wolfie Ebert  (wolf) * Fri, Dec 29, 2000 (12:16) * 1 lines 
 
Notting Hill and Runaway Bride....i liked runaway bride better than notting hill but, Julia was great in both of them...glad they didn't do the pretty woman thing between julia and richard gere. hugh grant was also great playing a nobody against julia's very famous actress character, although, i was thinking that a "very famous actress" would be much older and so i was wondering how this younger actress would have earned such a title...but hey, it's just a movie!


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 Response 507 of 579: Wolfie Ebert  (wolf) * Fri, Dec 29, 2000 (12:17) * 1 lines 
 
oh, the supporting cast in notting hill was great! they really made the movie fun!!!


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 Response 508 of 579: moviespring (sprin5) * Sat, Dec 30, 2000 (09:57) * 1 lines 
 
Cast Away. It's great but I won't comment on it till I hear some other folks here have seen it.


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 Response 509 of 579: Wolfie Ebert  (wolf) * Sat, Dec 30, 2000 (11:23) * 1 lines 
 
big momma's house--this was good but i couldn't help seeing a bit of eddie murphy and robin williams in it!


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 Response 510 of 579: Wolfie Ebert  (wolf) * Sun, Dec 31, 2000 (19:47) * 1 lines 
 
Anywhere But Here with Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman. Of course I cried!


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 Response 511 of 579: Wolfie Ebert  (wolf) * Fri, Jan 19, 2001 (17:38) * 3 lines 
 
Chicken Run, finally caught it and it was great!

Anna and the King, what a moving film. Love Jodie Foster and Mr. Fat, they played well opposite each other. He is a commanding presence in his own right and then to have JF too, just wow!


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 Response 512 of 579: moviespring (sprin5) * Sat, Jan 20, 2001 (11:00) * 7 lines 
 
I finally saw the Millenium Man with Robin Williams last night, after I
watched a rerun of Temptation Island (tv conference topic), I loved it. I
think there may have been times when I might now have enjoyed it on some
occasions, but I was in the mood for a movie like this last night.

(watching the Bush swearing in on tv, they're singing God Bless America)



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 Response 513 of 579: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Sat, Jan 20, 2001 (12:10) * 3 lines 
 
I went to a Bush protest this morning. I feel that we have no president for the next four years. We have the resident (in the White House), but no president. My Mom says that when ever the "resident" arrives the band will play "Hail to the Thief".

I loved "Chicken Run" though. Has anybody caught Chow Yun Fat in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"? Great movie!


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 Response 514 of 579: moviespring (sprin5) * Sat, Jan 20, 2001 (12:23) * 3 lines 
 
Haven't seen it. I saw Cast Away, have you seen this yet Cheryl?

Clintons still talking at Andrews Air Force Base.


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 Response 515 of 579: Wolfie Ebert  (wolf) * Sat, Jan 20, 2001 (17:32) * 3 lines 
 
Caught Gone in Sixty Seconds last night. Since I love Nicholas Cage, this was just another one of his good ones.

Cheryl, I'd like to see that one (crouching tiger)....


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 Response 516 of 579: Wolfie Ebert  (wolf) * Fri, Feb  9, 2001 (16:53) * 1 lines 
 
we just got back from Hannibal....WOW!!!!!


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 Response 517 of 579: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Tue, Feb 13, 2001 (18:26) * 5 lines 
 
Hello everyone. The Oscar nominations are out and I've seen all of them! Usually I average 4 out of 5. I do manage to catch the errant 5th one before the telecast. My favorite out of the nominees is "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon". It is delirously wonderful, pure cinema. Just wonderous stuff, like "The Thief of Baghdad", both the silent version and Korda's color and sound version.

Moviespring, I just caught "Cast Away" over this past weekend. I liked it. I thought it was a little longer than it needed to be. It was much more engaging than I expected. It really did hold my interest. Have either you or Wolfie Ebert seen it?

Haven't caught "Hannibal" yet. I've heard conflicting things about it, but everyone agrees that it looks good from the standpoint of cinematograhpy.


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 Response 518 of 579: Wolfie Ebert  (wolf) * Tue, Feb 13, 2001 (18:40) * 3 lines 
 
well, it is important to remind yourself that it's all pretend because there are some pretty gross scenes.

haven't caught cast away or Tom's other great movie, the green mile, but i plan to!


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 Response 519 of 579: moviespring (sprin5) * Wed, Feb 14, 2001 (14:16) * 3 lines 
 
I thoroughly enjoyed "On Any Given Sunday" with Al Pacino, Damon Wayans, Lawrence Phillips, Jim Brown, and (lest I forget), Cameron Diaz. Tivo is 2 for 2 on random picks for the last two nights, this digital recorder records stuff it "thhinks" you'll like based on what you've been watching and a lot of times it's off base. But the last two nights movie picks have been right on.

I really enjoyed Cast Away, which is riding the crest of the Temptation Island / Survivor wave. Folks like reality, and they like exotic places.


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 Response 520 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Mon, Feb 19, 2001 (23:16) * 36 lines 
 
'any given sunday' was rather a nice surprise... didn't think i'd care
for it at all, but it had it's moments (lawrence taylor was terrific)...
'castaway', for me, was the opposite... while it was a good film, i was
very disappointed... the stuff on the island was fascinating, but there
wasn't nearly enough of it... just when i was finally warming to the film,
they skip two years, or whatever it was... and the rest of the film felt
disjointed and/or false... the ending was... well, disappointing...
(that being said, i thought hanks was excellent)

has anyone seen hannibal? the crowd (and it was sro) seemed to love it...
i found it extremely mediocre... especially the screenplay... (the scene
in which hannibal executes the italian cop was simply excruciating)...
that's really the case with most films these days, i think... screenwriting
is consistently mediocre, and good examples of it harder to find...
that's what is troubling about the academy award nominations, out a few
days ago... the favorites are 'erin brockovich' and 'gladiator'... each
of them decent, solid 3-star hollywood films... but the idea that either
of them could even be considered as best film candidates is rather mind
boggling... not that hollywood has a proud history recognizing the
greatest films... but even given it's history, this is undoubtedly a new
low... we see lots of movies... probably half or more of new films, every
week... the best films we saw in 2000 were 'wonder boys', 'high fidelity',
'almost famous', 'o brother where art thou', 'all the pretty horses',
'shadow of the vampire'... probably a few more that elude me, at the
moment... the point is, each of these films is distinguished by their
superb screenwriting (several of them, if i'm not mistaken, managed oscar
nominations at least in that area)... and not one recognized as a best
picture nominee... as least concerning 'wonder boys' and 'almost famous',
i'm shocked... especially after last year, when the best picture ('american
beauty') not only WAS the best picture (or at least close to it), it was
also an off-beat, non-traditional film that's fine performances were
surpassed only by it's screenplay...
i hope this isn't some kind of omen of things to come... though, judging
by the schlock showing in the theaters at the moment, it very well may be...
(not seeing any pictures this week... tonight we're watching 'the lady eve'...
a film for grownups, written by a peerless writer, preston sturges)


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 Response 521 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Mon, Mar 12, 2001 (20:25) * 9 lines 
 
Bicentennial Man: i would've fallen in love with him too....thought provoking, very well done.

Cider House Rules: i love Michael Caine....this movie about learning who you are is classic.

Drowning Mona: this one had me in stitches, much unexpected!

Mission to Mars: i was intrigued by the last half hour or so of the film but you had to see the whole thing in order to make sense of what happened.

Sixth Sense: this movie was excellent but, despite the trailer about the making of the film, i was left with questions.


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 Response 522 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Sun, Mar 25, 2001 (11:48) * 1 lines 
 
I saw "15 Minutes" last night. Robert De Niro and Edward Burns. Quite off-beat. Two Eastern European guys come to New York and go on a killing spree, filming each murder. The idea is that they kill someone famous, film it and then plead mental insanity to escape conviction. Then they can sell the movie rights to the murders and become rich and famous. Most amusing with some really hilarious bits and also quite tense in parts. Rather enjoyable, I have to say, and Edward Burns is remarkably good looking :-) A bit of a lack of female interest (there's one but she didn't really press any buttons for me) but hey, there were guns, fires, explosions and fire trucks - what more could one ask for? The only way it could have been improved is if it had Amanda Peet in it. 4 stars out of 5 :-)


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 Response 523 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Sun, Mar 25, 2001 (11:59) * 1 lines 
 
wolfy, I saw the last half hour or so of Mission To mars on the plane...I thought it was stupidly Hollywood :-)


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 Response 524 of 579: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Sun, Apr 15, 2001 (15:33) * 1 lines 
 
The kids took us out to see Miss Congeniality on Friday night, followed by dinner at Frankie and Bennies (yes we have them in the UK). Thought it was going to be a rough night ... but surprisingly I enjoyed it (and the food was good too). Sandra Bullock was great fun and so was a rather camp Michael Cain ... at times it was so 'hammy' that it was funny. Beauty pageants are not my fav topic, being the sort of thinker I am, but despite that it was a good laugh and transferred across the atlantic OK.


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 Response 525 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Sun, Apr 15, 2001 (17:53) * 1 lines 
 
Spy Kids....thought it was gonna be cheesy but it was great!


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 Response 526 of 579: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Mon, Apr 16, 2001 (04:07) * 1 lines 
 
doesn't it just show you need to keep an open mind ......


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 Response 527 of 579: moviespring (sprin5) * Tue, Apr 17, 2001 (00:11) * 3 lines 
 
I saw Bridget Jones Diary in Santa Rosa, CA the other night, had to see what all the buzz was about! I had dinner in North Beach tonight and had a stroll through Chinatown with friends Flash and Yao, a former Chinese National Gymnastics champion and former dipomat at the Chinese Embassy in SF. Great friends. Great conversation. Great movie.

I'll be here a few more days.


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 Response 528 of 579: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Tue, Apr 17, 2001 (06:17) * 1 lines 
 
My eldest daughter wants to take me out for a 'girlie night out' to see Bridget Jones .... watch this space


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 Response 529 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Apr 30, 2001 (01:40) * 1 lines 
 
And ?


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 Response 530 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Fri, May 25, 2001 (19:05) * 1 lines 
 
went to see The Mummy Returns. got to see more of Arnold Vosloo in this one. i liked it a lot!


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 Response 531 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Mon, May 28, 2001 (15:19) * 1 lines 
 
we just got back from Shrek. this was great!! i absolutely loved it!!!!


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 Response 532 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Thu, May 31, 2001 (16:22) * 1 lines 
 
bought American Beauty on DVD. Watched it again. Almost certainly one of the finest films ever made.


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 Response 533 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Jun  1, 2001 (06:04) * 1 lines 
 
American Beauty is great, did you see the Ashley Judd movie where she befriends the girl who lived at Walmart, had her baby at Walmart, got married in Walmart. It was a real Walmart moment. Where the Heart Is with Natalie Portman, Stockard Channing. It takes place in Oklahoma.


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 Response 534 of 579: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Sat, Jun  2, 2001 (16:03) * 3 lines 
 
I saw a really humane and gentle comedy called "The Dish". It's set in 1969 during the Apollo 13 mission. The film was an audience favorite at the Sundance Film Festival. It's a fictionalized account of the crew of the Parkes Radio Telescope (known as the Dish) outside of Sydney, Australia. The Dish was responsible for relaying most of the video feed sent sent back from the Moon. Some people might find the film a bit cloying, that's because it employs neither cynicism nor irony. It maintains an idealistic tone toward what the characters view as a great endeavor. You can download the Austalian theatrical trailer at this URL:

http://www.workingdog.com/wdog.html


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 Response 535 of 579: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jun 10, 2001 (17:11) * 3 lines 
 
OK, my review of "Pearl Harbor"... I know this story VERY well. The did a credible job on the history. The great intesnity of the battle scenes can never match the intensity of the real thing. I though they did a splendid job on the CGI interfacing wiht the real planes. If you are a plane nut, go see it twice. Pick apart the story and plane graphics later. The movie was well done and I was riveted - even with the love part I feared would be intrusive.

Personal note: When you see the aerial shots of Pearl Harbor and can see the horizon you will notice an orange band around the horizon much as you do with the smog in southern California when you fly into Los Angeles. What you see in this movie is not smog. It is Kilauea Volcano's fume cloud. If I can manage to figure out where my images I ftp'd to the new spring site are, I will show you a picture I took of the source!


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 Response 536 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Sun, Jun 10, 2001 (21:17) * 1 lines 
 
i caught The Watcher and Men of Honor...both films were good...didn't know MOH was a true story til the end! love Cuba Gooding, Jr.


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 Response 537 of 579: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jun 10, 2001 (22:49) * 1 lines 
 
You'll love CGjr in Pearl Harbor, as well!


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 Response 538 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Mon, Jun 11, 2001 (16:35) * 1 lines 
 
i dunno, it's a long film! but then, so was titanic *grin*


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 Response 539 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Tue, Jun 12, 2001 (21:15) * 1 lines 
 
just caught Bring It On...i actually liked it....wonder if they had to do their own stunts.......


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 Response 540 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Sat, Jun 16, 2001 (16:52) * 1 lines 
 
just came back from Atlantis--great movie! and though it had the cartoonish feel and not the computerized feel of TS, the drawing and voice dubs (not to mention a created real language) were wonderful. this movie and the obvious talent behind it is oscar worthy IMMHO. makes me want to look for Atlantis myself!


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 Response 541 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Sun, Jun 17, 2001 (21:33) * 1 lines 
 
caught Miss Congeniality tonight--liked it a lot too. have only seen brad in law and order, so it was nice to seem him in a film (though he was playing a cop)


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 Response 542 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Sun, Jun 17, 2001 (21:34) * 1 lines 
 
i'm sorry, that should've read benjamin bratt (maybe i combined the two somehow)...


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 Response 543 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Mon, Jun 18, 2001 (21:44) * 3 lines 
 
sandra bullock, that's the actress i was trying to think of--am really starting to like her!

and caught ashley judd tonight in double jeopardy.


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 Response 544 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Sun, Jun 24, 2001 (14:40) * 1 lines 
 
and what women want--yes, yes yes!


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 Response 545 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Fri, Jul  6, 2001 (20:48) * 1 lines 
 
watched "The Next Best Thing" the other night and it was unlike any other Madonna flick. Now I'm a big fan of Madonna but not necessarily her movies. This was really nice and dealt with some serious, now kind of issues.


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 Response 546 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Mon, Jul  9, 2001 (12:59) * 3 lines 
 
Yeah I really enjoyed that film...although apparently it won awards for being "Worst Film of the Year" or something. Crazy!




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 Response 547 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Mon, Jul  9, 2001 (18:19) * 3 lines 
 
who listens to them anyway!

cats and dogs this weekend. i was rolling during the opening and then kinda slacked off. it was good but....not oscar stuff.


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 Response 548 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Sat, Jul 14, 2001 (20:23) * 1 lines 
 
watched Things Change yesterday. It had Don Ameche and Joe Mantanga (or something like that) in it and it was about a shoeshine man who looks like the chicago mafia don. They convince him to take the rap for the real don but things go awry. Very cute and fun!


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 Response 549 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Sun, Sep  9, 2001 (20:39) * 3 lines 
 
has no one been to the movies lately???

well, i caught castaway on DTV....and i liked it. although i didn't care for the end, it was realistic....the whole island stuff was great with him figuring out what to do and stuff.


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 Response 550 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Sep  9, 2001 (22:23) * 1 lines 
 
I just saw the HBO Tom Hanks / Spielberg "Band of Brothers" historical drama where young soldiers train in Georgia before they face the carnage of the Normandy invasion. It was the first two hours of ten, it picks up where the Tom Hanks movie about the Normandy invastion left off, these are the paratroops and ground troops as opposed to the beach landing forces.


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 Response 551 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Mon, Sep 10, 2001 (19:07) * 1 lines 
 
don't think we get HBO (not subscribed to it) but i'd like to see that movie.


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 Response 552 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Sun, Sep 16, 2001 (05:28) * 1 lines 
 
saw Scary Movie 2. funny but not quite as good as the original. lovely gratuitous female shots, though...


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 Response 553 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Thu, Jan  3, 2002 (23:57) * 11 lines 
 
to think that i live in movie-making central, i'd go to more premieres and opening shows. nope, still catching up on stuff i wanted to see but didn't so here's my current list:

The Scarlet Letter: liked fantasizing about what could've been and hester and arthur were well-cast. liked the book much better though.

The Professional: Jean (last name?) is wonderful and moving (have never seen him before). and if you want to see Natalie Portman before Episode I, check her out in this movie. She is wonderful. Both the main characters were believable and left me caring about them and their future.

Little Nicky: though i like adam sandler, i couldn't sit through this movie (and it was on tv, so thank goodness i didn't pay $20).

The Princess Diaries: perfect for every little (or big) girl who dreams about becoming a princess. this was well done. does Genovia exist? (we have seen this one over and over and over again)

Bedazzled: i was skeptical about this film because i thought it would make one believe that you could sell your soul and have a great life. of course, movies are fantasy so i continued to watch and see what happened. turns out that i liked it and had no idea brandon could play characters of such variety. not one i'm going to buy but i'm glad i caught it.


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 Response 554 of 579: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Wed, Feb 13, 2002 (17:38) * 1 lines 
 
The actor in The Professional is Jean Reno.


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 Response 555 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Wed, Feb 13, 2002 (18:31) * 1 lines 
 
thank you cheryl! *smile*


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 Response 556 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Sun, Mar  3, 2002 (12:16) * 1 lines 
 
Quills--need to see it again, this movie was excellently done, the actors were excellently chosen and did a marvelous job.


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 Response 557 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Sun, Mar 10, 2002 (12:18) * 1 lines 
 
The Family Man--another reason why i love nicholas cage! and, i must say, tea' leone was great!!! oh, and i love the little girl too...........


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 Response 558 of 579: Joey Ramone  (JoeyRamone) * Thu, Aug  8, 2002 (11:16) * 1 lines 
 
I just say SIGNS. I thought it was so boring.... Couldn't relate to that family at all.


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 Response 559 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Thu, Apr 24, 2003 (15:46) * 1 lines 
 
holes....this is a wonderful movie. my whole family loved it.


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 Response 560 of 579: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Thu, Apr 24, 2003 (19:35) * 3 lines 
 
Did the pups think that it was as good as the book?

Please forgive me, Wolfie, but I can't resist asking if you and your "pack" (family) had a howling good time? Does Wolfie Bert give "Holes" a "paw up"?


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 Response 561 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Sat, Apr 26, 2003 (10:28) * 3 lines 
 
the eldest pup read the book and noted some discrepancies (it's required for a book report, hey, we're in L.A.) but they weren't serious enough to taint the story. i'll be reading the book once he turns in his report. the little pup's teacher is reading the story to them and said she'd take them on a field trip to see the movie later on this school year.

Wolfie Bert definitely gives this movie two paws up!!!


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 Response 562 of 579: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Apr 13, 2004 (12:46) * 3 lines 
 
Saw "The Passion of the Christ" two weeks ago and am surprised it did not get mentioned here. Am I the only one who saw it? GO !!! You'll be even more impressed with Mel Gibson than you were before!

We watch movies at home, mostly, so most of mine are old and many are really bad. We enjoy making fun of them, though, and the natural disasters they all seem to have. And, watch out for the ones with Archaeology in them. I miss the popcorn, though Cousin Willy makes good enough stuff in the micro...


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 Response 563 of 579: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Apr 13, 2004 (12:47) * 1 lines 
 
TPOTC - I read the book on that one, too. For once I liked the movie as much as The Book


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 Response 564 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Apr 15, 2004 (06:04) * 4 lines 
 
Mel Gibson is lobbying to get this movie shown - soon - on network tv. In it's entirety. I haven't seen it yet. Maybe I'll wait till it's on tv.

I'm still eating the popcorn I got as a freebie at SXSW at the Vancouver Film School booth. They're very generous with their popcorn giveaway. Good stuff too.



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 Response 565 of 579: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Apr 20, 2004 (13:58) * 3 lines 
 
Cousin Willy makes excellent buttery popcorn from the micro. I didn't know popcorn kept so well. It MUST be dry in Austin!

You'll like the movie.


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 Response 566 of 579: Mike Griggs  (mikeg) * Sat, Apr 24, 2004 (13:39) * 1 lines 
 
I saw "Shaun of the Dead" a couple of weeks ago, a british comedy horror. Quite amusing, and about as scary as I like my films...i.e., not very scary at all!


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 Response 567 of 579: Sam Blob  (AlFor) * Sat, Apr 24, 2004 (15:30) * 8 lines 
 
"Quite amusing, and about as scary as I like my films...i.e., not very scary at all!"


"JANET!"
"BRAD!"
"JANET!"
"DR. SCOTT"
"ROCKY!"


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 Response 568 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Fri, Jun 25, 2004 (11:24) * 3 lines 
 
i will be posting a list of all the movies i've been renting (quite a few). The Passion was very moving and intense but i really don't think it's for children, there were a lot of little kids. "The Thief in the Night" gave me nightmares for years and i was only 9. i experienced no epiphanies because of my belief system. i did cry and begged for the torture to stop but knew it had to be. at one point in the film, towards the end, when the screen goes black, there was no sound in that theatre!

and like marcia, i, too, enjoy The Book.


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 Response 569 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Jun 28, 2004 (10:36) * 7 lines 
 
Fahrenheit 911.

I would have done the scene with Bush reading the school children a little differently.

I think I would have split the screen or done a picture in a picture and showed Bush reading to the school kids for the full 7 minutes and showed scenes from the twin towers at the exact same instant.

This movie has broken all records.


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 Response 570 of 579: Dorine  (gomezdo) * Mon, Jun 28, 2004 (11:27) * 3 lines 
 
showed scenes from the twin towers
Do you mean the scenes of the people during that time that I've heard he used (I'm going Wed) or insert actual scenes of the buildings being attacked that he is supposed to have blacked out (but used only audio)?
I can't watch that on a big screen again. Unnecessary and way too distracting, as it was in The Barbarian Invasions.


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 Response 571 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Jun 28, 2004 (19:21) * 1 lines 
 
Have you seen the movie, Dorine?


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 Response 572 of 579: Dorine  (gomezdo) * Mon, Jun 28, 2004 (22:13) * 2 lines 
 
(I'm going Wed)



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 Response 573 of 579: Stacey   (stacey) * Mon, Jul  5, 2004 (21:25) * 4 lines 
 
Saw it last Thursday.
I found it disturbing in many ways but not at all surprising based on my take on the current administration... I am hoping that the movie makes a positive change on election day and the rest of the country will finally realize that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 and everything to do with a personal issue from the top. Moore irritates me frequently but he makes me (and I hope others) think. I will say that I was about to walk out of the theatre during the lengthy 'war is hell on civillians' footage. I was not able to handle moving pictures showing those ramifications of our liberation efforts. Is that what is referred to as 'collateral damage'? Damn.

*sigh*


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 Response 574 of 579: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Jul  5, 2004 (22:17) * 3 lines 
 
It alternates between funny and horrofic. It's quite a combination. Shocking, horrifying, then humorous.

It's flawed in many ways but contains a powerful core message.


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 Response 575 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sat, Aug 14, 2004 (17:39) * 2 lines 
 
we saw it friday, opening week, at the arbor... waited in line well over an hour, and they actually added another show for people who couldn't get in... it was a great experience, and a great movie, i thought...
don't understand why so many people feel compelled to point out that the movie is 'flawed'... i dunno, it's mike moore, it's an op-ed style documentary... no one claims that it's citizen kane... i thought moore did a brilliant job, better, frankly, than i thought he was capable of... the last segment, where he was talking about the troops, about how they did this job so we don't have to, and ask only that we don't ask them to risk their lives unless it's absolutely necessary, was especially moving and memorable to me, as well as being increbibly effective rhetoric... and this was a patriotic film to it's core... it's especially gratifying that moore demonstrated that liberals and dissenters love this country every damn bit as much the other side...


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 Response 576 of 579: nick a'hannay  (pmnh) * Sat, Aug 14, 2004 (17:42) * 2 lines 
 
...and then there's harold and kumar...
(two big thumbs up, we both loved it)...


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 Response 577 of 579: Conf admin  (cfadm) * Wed, Mar  2, 2005 (14:40) * 5 lines 
 
Some movies are so bad they're entertaining. I know some folks in Chilliwac who actually have "bad movie" parties for their friends.

http://johnnyandlara.com

tells their tale.


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 Response 578 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Wed, Mar  2, 2005 (18:40) * 1 lines 
 
i bet it's fun to sit around and laugh at them, but i just got to be in the mood to watch some of them.


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 Response 579 of 579: Wolfie Bert  (wolf) * Wed, Mar  2, 2005 (18:42) * 1 lines 
 
oh, i watched wicker park and, while the acting wasn't too bad, the story was dumb -- at least the way it quickly wrapped up.

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