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« on: Oct 24, 2004, 08:27 PM »
Seen any movies lately? I saw two during the weekend. On Saturday night we saw Van Halsing. It was dumb. Totally unbelievable, which isn't bad, but it wasn't even remotely interesting to me. I just sat there thinking "Yeah right..." Has anyone else seen it? Don't bother. It's not horrible, but it’s FAR from good. I even went away and played online while I was watching. I think a movie can be unbelievable, but sometimes, when there is no effort to at least make you feel like you're not watching actors, there's not any point in the movie existing!! Also, we checked out the bloopers—several times, characters broke their props and turned to the camera to point out "This is a low budget film!"

Then tonight we rented a Non-Hollywood [Czechoslovakian, I believe] film [called Otik, I believe]. VERY weird. About a couple who can't have a baby, so the father decides to cut a stump out of the ground, shape the roots into a torso, arms, legs, a mouth, and even a little penis. The wife goes overboard with the game and fools everyone into thinking she is pregnant, stuffing the appropriate sized pillow on her waistline as the months tick away. When she can't wait the nine months to stop concealing her Stump in a cupboard, she pretends to have an early pregnancy so she can bring the stump home from the cottage where the couple had been hiding it. I probably won't be spoiling anything by telling you the Stump comes to life. It's a bit creepy but I got bored at the end, and 2 hours seemed like 3. There was also a lot of subplots that didn't seem to go anywhere: one being that the a main character's father didn't seem to like his wife's cooking, and one evening, arriving home from work, indicates "I'm so hungry I could eat nails." Next he is seated and staring into a bowl of broth and nails, which gradually disappear as he gapes at them. Another scene, after watching a commercial advertising pulsating steak, he learns tonight's supper will be pancakes. He sits before the meal and looks down to see the pancakes, resplendent with a dollop of whip cream, pulsating on the plate.  For some reason or another, Dad decides to thrash the poor pancake with his flattened palm, and casually asks his family what the problem is when they appear uncomfortable. Anyway, just a weird movie!

So, what've you folks seen lately?
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« Reply #1 on: Oct 24, 2004, 09:15 PM »
BK I also watched Van Helsing this weekend... I totally agree with you on your review of the film..

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« Reply #2 on: Oct 24, 2004, 09:58 PM »
Team America

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« Reply #3 on: Oct 25, 2004, 05:19 AM »
I heard from a lot of people that Van Helsing was crap, and just trying to ride the coat-tails of the Lord of the Rings craze. I'll be [still] skipping this one :)
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« Reply #4 on: Oct 25, 2004, 08:22 AM »
Van Helsing was a steaming pile of Elephant dung. My friend and I went to the theatre to see that trash. I'm personally holding Hugh Jackman responsible for the theft of my $10.75 Canadian; what a ripoff. On the other hand though, I was extremely surprised by Team America, I approached the watching of it with not much enthusiasm. After seeing it though, it's pretty fucking hilarious. I saw it about a week ago now, and I still laugh out loud when I think about the special signal Gary was to give on his first mission, if he got into trouble. TOO FUCKIN' FUNNY!! I highly recommend seeing it.

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« Reply #5 on: Oct 25, 2004, 08:45 AM »
Ya, I mean to see Team America, and Motorcycle Diaries.  

I rented My Life Without Me starring Sarah Polley, who is good in every movie she does, and Deborah Harry (Blondie).  I liked it, it had an interesting story.

I also rented American Splendor, I remember that guy from the Letterman show.  It was ok, I was a bit disappointed.

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« Reply #6 on: Oct 25, 2004, 09:39 AM »
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Ya, I mean to see Team America, and Motorcycle Diaries.  

I rented My Life Without Me starring Sarah Polley, who is good in every movie she does, and Deborah Harry (Blondie).  I liked it, it had an interesting story.


Team America looks worth checking out, if not for a compelling storyline, then general interest in the unique idea of using puppets as characters.  :o The Motorcyle Diaries looks like a really good flick from what I've seen.

I was thinking about renting My Life Without Me last night, weird you should mention it. Do you recommend it then? Maybe I'll get it next time.
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« Reply #7 on: Oct 25, 2004, 09:40 AM »
Oh, by the way, have any of you seen "Coffee and Cigarettes"?
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« Reply #8 on: Oct 25, 2004, 10:00 AM »
Yes I would recommend My Life Without Me, since you liked Eternal Sunshine, you might like it, not that those 2 movies have that much in common, other than they aren't your typical Hollywood movie.

I have a couple of friends that saw Coffee and Cigs, they liked it.

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« Reply #9 on: Oct 25, 2004, 01:23 PM »
I watched the DVD "The Day After Tomorrow" I liked it on the widescreen.  Special effects are excellent. Story has its weak moments but its fast paced & I didn't leave my seat. Your left thinking about what man has & continues to do to the planet. A little far fetched but than again the unknown is quite possible. I give it  - 7 out of 10
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« Reply #10 on: Oct 25, 2004, 02:00 PM »
I would have to reccomend Fear and loathing in Las Vegas and Requiem for a dream and of course the trailer park boys movie is more funny then any of the season 4 episodes

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« Reply #11 on: Oct 25, 2004, 02:57 PM »
Both those movies are really good Tpb_ricky.. and I know what you mean about the TPB movie.. I miss all the shit they used to do in the show, the answering machine, Ricky & Julian shooting bottles/squirrells in the field (same place he asked Julian what he thought about guys that act in porno videos).. Seeing Ricky chase that dog around the yard always gets me busting a gut :)
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« Reply #12 on: Oct 25, 2004, 03:06 PM »
I also watched 'Fear & Loathing" this past week, again & it's a beauty 1998 seen anything recently released?
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« Reply #13 on: Oct 25, 2004, 03:40 PM »
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Yes I would recommend My Life Without Me, since you liked Eternal Sunshine, you might like it, not that those 2 movies have that much in common, other than they aren't your typical Hollywood movie.

I have a couple of friends that saw Coffee and Cigs, they liked it.


Speaking of Eternal Sunshine, I just bought the DVD tonight!
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« Reply #14 on: Oct 25, 2004, 04:06 PM »
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Oh, by the way, have any of you seen "Coffee and Cigarettes"?

Yes, BK, I have C&C on dvd, just loaned it to my daughter. Knowing the other films and music you've mentioned liking - you don't wanna miss "Coffee . .",
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 The fine, funky cool of Jim Jarmusch permeates this lyrically funny cluster of eleven stories that Jarmusch began filming in 1986. Sure, it's just two or three people bonding over the twin addictions of the title. But Jarmusch makes it a feast that plays like a haunting concept album. I liked some tracks more than others. Bill Murray is hilarious serving java to RZA and GZA; Cate Blanchett scores a tour de force playing herself and her black-sheep cousin; Tom Waits memorably encounters Iggy Pop. Best of all is a chat between Alfred Molina and Steve Coogan that slyly sticks it to Hollywood. Jarmusch is still the indie soul incarnate.

I would add that The White Stripes almost steal the film, but every little scene worked for me. Great black and white cinematography too. Check it out.

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« Reply #15 on: Oct 25, 2004, 04:36 PM »
Jack and Meg are in Coffee and Cigarettes? Whoa. Now I really have to see this.
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« Reply #16 on: Oct 25, 2004, 07:53 PM »
I just watched Eternal Sunshine tonight for the 4th time. Man that's an incredible movie.
My sister found it depressing, but liked it a lot I think. She kept crying.
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« Reply #17 on: Oct 25, 2004, 11:19 PM »
I saw Ladder 49 with Travolta & Joquin Phoenix. I dig both actors ans I knew they would do a good job. Richard Patrick was in it too. (The cop in Terminator 2) He looked like a typical Irish Fireman which made things more believable. I didn't make it through the whole movie though.....After the third Fireman got Facked up, I started feeling very nauseated and had to go outside to get some air. I can't handle seeing that I guess. My boyfriend found me sitting outside on the ground by a trash can looking pretty green! He picked me up and told me it was OK that we didn't see the end of the movie. I know it is just a movie but, all I could think about was my father. Don't get me wrong, It was a good flick.
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« Reply #18 on: Oct 26, 2004, 08:55 AM »
Yes, your dad was a fireman wasn't he? That must have really hit home to you. I would love to see the movie..... I LOVE John Travolta!!!! I think I have a thing for John's! :lol:

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« Reply #19 on: Oct 26, 2004, 04:23 PM »
I heard that movie was good, but depressing. A depressing movie can be fine if it's got some point to it, but there are many movies that seem to do nothing more than highlight negativity.
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« Reply #20 on: Oct 30, 2004, 08:15 PM »
Well, I just finished watching Coffee and Cigarettes. What the fuck? What was the point of this film? Totally not entertaining, I just wanted to sleep. Two thumbs WAY down.
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« Reply #21 on: Oct 31, 2004, 07:51 AM »
I also watched "Seducing Doctor Lewis", or was it "The Grand Seduction"? It's a Quebec film, about a shitty little fishing village that desperately needs a doctor. When a resident of this Shit Village moves to the city to become a policemen, he pulls over a speeding doctor and finds this doctor has a bag of cocain in his wallet. So that the doctor doesn't have to go to jail he goes to Shit Village for a one-month trial, as the residence there spy on him, collecting information about his likes and dislikes and trying thier hardest to make the village as Non-Shitty as they could-one man folds a five dollar bill and slips it between the boards of a boardwalk on the way to the Doctor's house, so the Doctor will find it every night. All these things are to hopefully seduce him and make him want to stay. It was funny, the acting was fair enough, and sometimes it's nice to watch such wholesome movies. It was definitely better than coffee and cigarettes!! BUT...I did fall asleep pretty willingly and missed the end. lol.
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« Reply #22 on: Nov 04, 2004, 01:28 AM »

Shot in black-and-white, as if to give the plumes of smoke and wisps of steam their full cinematic effect, Jim Jarmusch's charming new film, his first since "Ghost Dog," has an unmistakably nostalgic, even elegiac feel.
"Coffee and Cigarettes," which Mr. Jarmusch made over 17 years, often during breaks from other projects, is an anthology of conversations, most among famous or semifamous people, who play themselves — sometimes, sort of. Bill Murray, for example, shows up moonlighting as a waiter, recognized for who he is by his only customers, RZA and GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan.
 According to  Jack and Meg White of the White Stripes, the Tesla coil (attributed to the physicist Nikola Tesla)like the entire world is a kind of instrument, a "transmitter of acoustical resonances." It's a lovely notion, and the implication that beauty and meaning can be found in odd places at unlikely, idle moments resonates through this lovely film.(By A. O. SCOTT of The New York Times.)

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« Reply #23 on: Nov 04, 2004, 07:29 AM »
I feel dumb, but i really miss the point.
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« Reply #24 on: Nov 04, 2004, 05:21 PM »
I just saw the movie "The Grudge" a coupla weeks ago, but I don't think I can give a fair assessment, as I watched it during, without a doubt, the worst date of my entire life. Word to the wise: Don't assume that because a woman wants to go out with you, it means she's not married. You MUST directly ask the question, or she can turn it around on you and say, "well, you never asked." This is a Pipes lesson learned. Lates.

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