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Michelle
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posted 05 February 2004 08:50 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I guess this is kind of a version of guilty pop-culture pleasures.

But there's a new Adam Sandler movie that I keep seeing advertised on the subways, called 50 First Dates. I know it's going to be ridiculous. I know Adam Sandler is probably going to play the same character he plays in every other movie (especially since he's got an acoustic guitar in his lap in the promo poster). But I can't help it - the guy makes me laugh.


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lagatta
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posted 05 February 2004 09:40 AM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, Michelle, you're just getting in touch with your inner nebbish.
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Michelle
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posted 05 February 2004 10:10 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What's a nebbish?
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Lima Bean
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posted 05 February 2004 10:48 AM      Profile for Lima Bean   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I dunno about nebbish, but I think that movie looks funny too. I like Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore both--they're very funny actors.

I probably won't rush out to the theatres opening night or anything, though.


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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 05 February 2004 11:00 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I didn't know the word either, so I looked it up on Dictionary.com

quote:
Word of the Day for Monday October 20, 2003
nebbish \NEB-ish\, noun:
A weak-willed, timid, or ineffectual person.

You used to be a nebbish, a noodle, a fool
And now you're Mr. Big Time with your own private pool.
--Maira Kalman, Max in Hollywood, Baby

Poor Humphrey is a nebbish, a fellow whose private passivity is intended to contrast with the dramatic historic events that sweep around him.
--Mason Buck, review of The Red Cabbage Cafe, by Jonathan Treitel, New York Times, February 3, 1991

He is a nebbish who might be played effectively by Woody Allen. He attracts the sympathy of lower-echelon mammals but finds it difficult to relate to dogs and human beings.
--Evan Hunter, "American Mayhem, Soviet Intrigue," New York Times, October 9, 1983

Nebbish is from Yiddish nebekh, "poor, unfortunate," of Slavic origin.



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mighty brutus
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posted 05 February 2004 12:14 PM      Profile for mighty brutus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Lima Bean:
I dunno about nebbish, but I think that movie looks funny too. I like Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore both--they're very funny actors.

I probably won't rush out to the theatres opening night or anything, though.


Don't forget Rob Schneider--he's a riot too.


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Lima Bean
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posted 05 February 2004 12:23 PM      Profile for Lima Bean   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
nah, he doesn't really turn my crank. He's the guy that did that stupid movie "The Hot Chick", isn't he? If yes, I find him a tad repugnant, to tell the truth.
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posted 05 February 2004 02:45 PM      Profile for Albireo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
OK... I don't know if this counts, but I often like Jackie Chan movies in spite of their utter tackiness.
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posted 05 February 2004 03:39 PM      Profile for Rufus Polson     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by albireo:
OK... I don't know if this counts, but I often like Jackie Chan movies in spite of their utter tackiness.

Yeah, me too . . . but actually, since they started to get Hollywood production values I don't like them as much anymore. Not as much fun.

Let's see . . . I often go to see those comic-book-superhero movies. Now I don't even feel guilty about Spiderman. Oh, and the X-men ones have Sir Ian McKellen *and* Patrick Stewart, so I don't feel guilty about those. But the littler ones, like Daredevil or the Hulk . . . I do go to see them even though there's not much there but spandex and violence and I'm not even really a comic fan. Why do I do that? Why?


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posted 05 February 2004 05:13 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The teen high-school S.A.T. comedy "The Perfect Score" is piquing my interest more than it should. First I'm a sucker for teen crap. Second, I refuse to belive Scarlett Johansson would do a bad movie.

I also just saw the preview for the remake of "Dawn of the Dead" with Sarah Polley. It might blow, but zombies=awesome.


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posted 05 February 2004 05:17 PM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've got a hankerin' to see 'Johnny English'. I know it's just going to be Mr. Bean as a spy, but that Rowan Atkinson gets me belly-laughing, every time.
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posted 05 February 2004 05:56 PM      Profile for arborman     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Atkinson has had some very funny comic roles in his pre-Bean days as well (Blackadder..)

I like Adam Sandler, though sometimes he goes beyond the pale. Believe it or not, I find that half of his jokes are more subtle than they appear, and are actually sort of laughing at themselves. The other half are idiotic, but hey, laughing through half of a movie is worth a rental anyway.

Billy Madison, while incredibly stupid, made me laugh a lot.


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posted 05 February 2004 06:17 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I actually want to see "The Prince of Egypt".

If I may be permitted to digress to movies of this type that I've already seen, I could mention Street Fighter.

One of Raul Julia's last movies. What a way to go.


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posted 05 February 2004 06:23 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I saw the Prince of Egypt. It wasn't bad at all. But then, I also really enjoy the 10 Commandments, Heston and all.
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Marc
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posted 06 February 2004 01:31 AM      Profile for Marc     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Believe it or not, I want to see "Stuck on you" with Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear.
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posted 06 February 2004 01:39 AM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Matt Damon segue: Not a huge fan of mainstream cinema, (I gladly sat through the fifteen hour version of Berlin Alexanderplatz in Vancouver a few years ago) I have to admit that the Bourne Identity was a pretty dog-gamned entertaining movie. So, I'm looking forward to Part 2.
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posted 06 February 2004 02:56 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
We took the kids to see some kids' movie (which are about the only times I ever go to the cinema), and I saw the trailer for "Mr. Deeds." I thought it looked funny so we went to see it. I thought it was OK - in a good-hearted, Goldwyn Follies kind of way. I hadn't seen an Adam Sandler picture before.
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posted 06 February 2004 03:02 AM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Nothing currently on my "crap I want to watch anyways" list, but I've sat through some pretty terrible things for Hugh Grant (now I just re-watch Bridget Jones and About a Boy - much more satisfying). Luckily, as well, Johnny Depp has made good movies (like Dead Man and Ed Wood), but a rewatch of Pirates of the Carribean will be necessary anyways...the eyeliner is just too sexy.
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posted 06 February 2004 09:32 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm going to see Bubba Ho-Tep next Monday. It looks silly and stupid, but it's got Elvis and JFK (Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis), so how bad can it be?
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Michelle
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posted 06 February 2004 10:16 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Albireo, I LOVE Jackie Chan. And the Austin Powers movies are a guilty pleasure too.

And now that I've posted, on the babble main page it's going to say, "Really silly or stupid-looking (Michelle)". Sigh.


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posted 06 February 2004 10:42 AM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I went to see Johnny English a while back with my kid. Apparently Rowan Atkinson went into a bit of a depression after it tanked at the box office. It wasn't exactly great cinema, but it wasn't that bad.

I posted at the time that my main enjoyment of the movie came from the fact that my son and I were the only ones in the theatre. We were running around, engaging in loud commentary, and at one point were up at the front making shadow figures on the screen. Never had so much fun at a movie. On the way out, my kid said he felt like we should tip the projectionist.


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flotsom said:
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I have to admit that the Bourne Identity was a pretty dog-gamned entertaining movie. So, I'm looking forward to Part 2.

I have an aside about this one . . . I wasn't gonna share it but just seeing the title made me kinda do a 'back-in-time' thing.

Quick back story: I was in Palestine for the International Solidarity Movement's Olive Harvest Campaign of 2002. I was beaten and arrested at a protest, and thrown in jail for a week, then deported.

On the plane from Frankfurt to Toronto (after having been stopped by German authorities in Frankfurt)the Bourne Identity was the movie on the plane. I thought I would plug myself in and just let myself go into Hollywood escapism. Didn't work. The first gun that got fired sent me into a panic attack; what I had made myself get used to in Palestine threw me completely on the plane. I threw off my ear-phones and tried to ignore the screens, but that was more surreal. I couldn't handle the silent violence, the dissonance. I ran into the airplane bathroom and dry-heaved for an hour.

God I can still feel the sweat and taste the bile from that. I admit to having been an emotional wreck at the time.

Months later, I was able to watch the film and actually enjoy it in the company of friends. But I still had an edge of uneasiness watching it.


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posted 28 February 2004 11:18 PM      Profile for Jingles     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Pirates of the Carribean, despite the Disney connection.

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the remake of "Dawn of the Dead" with Sarah Polley. It might blow, but zombies=awesome.

Sarah Polley+zombies=awesome2 (squared)

Adam Sandler was good in "Punchdrunk Love". Otherwise, he blllooooooowwwwsss.


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