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thorin_bane
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posted 31 January 2005 04:34 PM      Profile for thorin_bane     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't know where to put this so ....has anyone seen this movie. I bought it on a whim a few years ago. It is very interesting in concept. Actually it cost 5 million to make and has drew barrymore and patrick swayze...so not a bad little movie for the cost.

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Papal Bull
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posted 31 January 2005 04:37 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It is a cool movie, but if you do something along the lines of...I don't know...Salvia. I wouldn't suggest watching it
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kuri
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posted 31 January 2005 04:44 PM      Profile for kuri   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't remember it too well now, as I saw it 2 years ago. But I remember finding it really frightening, in a disturbing kind of way. I thought it was really well done, actually.
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Panic Girl
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posted 31 January 2005 04:52 PM      Profile for Panic Girl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Enjoyable, but it was hyped to me so much before I saw it, that it was inevitable that I'd be let down. Circular ending makes me unhappy. Linear story lines please!

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Papal Bull
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posted 31 January 2005 04:54 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Panic Girl:
Enjoyable, but it was hyped to me so much before I saw it, that it was inevitable that I'd be let down. Circular ending makes me unhappy. Linear story lines please!

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I wouldn't call it circular. I would call it more of a self-terminating ending with a conclusion that moves faster than a jetplane.


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Panic Girl
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posted 31 January 2005 04:57 PM      Profile for Panic Girl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, it was a WHILE ago when I saw it... but doesn't it end with something that happened at the beginning (kinda but not really)?
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posted 31 January 2005 05:39 PM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I LOVED that movie, although I also found it disturbing and actually (as with Vanilla Sky) went into a funk for about three days after watching it. I didn't have high expectations of the film, so I wasn't disappointed, and I LOVED the closing credit music.

I'm highly critical though of the way it was marketed. The previews played it as a thriller/horror, and for that reason I think a lot of people who saw it were disappointed. Unfortunately the movie industry IMO hasn't figured out a way to market psychological sci-fi/paranormal dramas. The tag line (Dark. Darkest. DARKO.) didn't help IMO.


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thorin_bane
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posted 31 January 2005 06:47 PM      Profile for thorin_bane     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That is a great song originally done by tears for fear. Mad World. I forget who did the remake but it's been done a few times
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Anchoress
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posted 31 January 2005 07:33 PM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, I know. The version on DD was recorded by Gary Jules, although it sounds exactly like Michael Stipe.
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posted 01 February 2005 01:52 PM      Profile for Devin Horsman     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Im more of a sucker for the opening track, The Killing Moon by echo and the bunnymen
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audra trower williams
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posted 01 February 2005 03:03 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I FREAKING LOVE THIS MOVIE MORE THAN I CAN ARTICULATE.
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girlincrisis
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posted 01 February 2005 09:44 PM      Profile for girlincrisis     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by audra trower williams:
I FREAKING LOVE THIS MOVIE MORE THAN I CAN ARTICULATE.

my sentiments exactly. well, almost.


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thorin_bane
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posted 02 February 2005 09:13 PM      Profile for thorin_bane     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
OK another little indy movie my bro-in-law and I both liked was The Hole with Thora Birch(sp), Virgin Suicides, Strange World, Also BoonDock Saints. Boondocks has a cult following in my town because my cousin got me to watch it and I had a bus load of drunks on their way to montreal for a hockey game to watch it. So I like to get people to see this movie given the chance. It's only 12.99 for the reg edition and the special edition is crap so don't bother with it.
Oh ya a few others Suicide Kings and The Prophecy 1 not any of the others

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catje
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posted 03 February 2005 03:06 AM      Profile for catje     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Parsley Days! Now that was a good indie movie.
And I expect Audra will agree . . .

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Devin Horsman
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posted 03 February 2005 10:07 PM      Profile for Devin Horsman     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
most people have seen boondock saints,

Theres a sequel coming out.


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Papal Bull
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posted 03 February 2005 10:11 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Boondock Saints was one of the coolest movies...Ever.

Around these parts there is a fairly huge cult following of Romper Stomper and Bubba Ho-Tep.


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Bacchus
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posted 03 February 2005 10:21 PM      Profile for Bacchus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hmm I just watched the Virgin Suicides last nite. Disturbing but well done!

And Papal Bull, if you want a good cult hit, try Shawn of the Dead


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thorin_bane
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posted 05 February 2005 07:07 PM      Profile for thorin_bane     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Bubba Ho Tep is having 2 more made...this is a Bruce Campbell movie from Army of Darkness and Evil Dead fame. He is very down to earth I met him at a book signing at the local Chapters. Too bad everything he stars in dies(Brisko county Jr, and Jack of All Trades)
Shaun of Dead is also great!! the two stars will make a cameo in Land of the Dead the final movie from george romero, and there is talk about doing From Dust Till Shaun.

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Al Creed
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posted 08 February 2005 06:40 PM      Profile for Al Creed   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
A Clockwork Orange - The Greatest Movie Never To Win The Oscar.

UHF is also another awesome movie. Stanley SPadowski has got to be one of the greatest characters on modern film.


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posted 08 February 2005 07:05 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoise" by Luis Bunuel. A classic.

- Boom Boom, famous bourgeoise


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thorin_bane
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posted 09 February 2005 09:25 PM      Profile for thorin_bane     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
UHF=early kramer-timmy your a lucky little boy, you found the marble in the outmeal. You know what that means? You get to drink from the firehose!!! Open wide!!!! LOL I also love Top Secret val kilmers first film. Choclate mouse and Deja Vu...have we not met before monsieur?
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Al Creed
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posted 09 February 2005 11:19 PM      Profile for Al Creed   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by thorin_bane:
UHF=early kramer-timmy your a lucky little boy, you found the marble in the outmeal. You know what that means? You get to drink from the firehose!!! Open wide!!!!

Have you seen the deleted scenes on the DVD? There's a scene where Michael Richards is just ad-libbing on camera with a toy (It's an extended version of "This Watermelon tastes like Poo" scene), it's awesome.


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