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JCL
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posted 28 September 2001 12:36 AM      Profile for JCL     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I was wondering, what's the last movie you saw. It could be theatres or rental. Doesn't neccessarily (sp) mean the last one you saw. It could be the last few movies you saw that is still fresh on your mind. Was it good? Dumb? What did you like? Dislike? Discuss.

As for myself, last flick I saw was Tomb Raider in the 2nd run theatre. Man, was a cheap 20 million dollar (or whatever it was) forgery of Indiana Jones. *L* The action was good. And Angelina Jolie would make a good action heroine in other movies. Too bad Hollywood doesn't make more of those. Although Angelina Jolie looked pretty nice in the outfit.

As for the story, it was dumb and a cheap rip off of Indiana Jones. It was so dumb, I started laughing my head off when the statue came to life and sprouted 6 arms and two legs. Geez.

Another movie I saw, I rented Joe Dirt. Man, is that stupid or what? *LOL* I needed a few cheap laughs after the events of September 11.

Anyways, let's hear your rabble babble.


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PanzerLeader
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posted 28 September 2001 01:51 AM      Profile for PanzerLeader   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Red Dawn, my favorite movie. Best anti-commie movie every made.
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JCL
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posted 28 September 2001 02:35 AM      Profile for JCL     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, that was a cool movie for its time. An interesting story of a "what if" scenario.
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Marc
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posted 28 September 2001 02:44 AM      Profile for Marc     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Shrek! I LOVED it...the best movie I have seen in a couple of years! If you haven't seen it you have to buy it on VHS or DVD. I heard that they are going to put 9 hours of extras on the DVD.
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JCL
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posted 28 September 2001 02:59 AM      Profile for JCL     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yahoo! I broke the 100 post earlier today. Yippee kai yay!!!!!

Anyways, I heard Shrek is a great movie. I'll rent it when it comes out, if it isn't already.

Speaking of DVDs, I bought the Simpsons Season One. And on the 16th, Phantom Menace comes out on DVD. Yay!!!!!


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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 28 September 2001 11:40 AM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back: Very funny, but started to drag near the end. Too much repetition of the same jokes. Broke the "fourth wall" one too many times. Too many cameos. Not my favourite Kevin Smith flick, but not my least favourite either. Mallrats was way funnier.
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clockwork
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posted 28 September 2001 12:05 PM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Brain Candy… I bought it the other day. I read something that said it wasn’t well received by the critics. Those critics must not have been a) Canadian, b) a resident of Toronto, and c) in possession of a sense of humour.
Every lefty in Canada will appreciate the majesty of this film.

“That’s okay Don, as long as there were no flipper babies.”
“But it was only a couple of flipper babies!!!”


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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 28 September 2001 12:09 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Actually, I believe Canadian critics were most the most harsh in their criticism.
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clockwork
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posted 28 September 2001 12:11 PM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Actually, I think I knew that too... do you remember why they hated it?
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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 28 September 2001 12:29 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I believe the general complaint was that the direction, acting and editing weren't tight enough. The movie wandered off track too much. The movie was thrown together just for the sake of making a "Kids In The Hall Movie", and not because the Kids has a brilliant idea for a movie.

When you make a movie just for the sake of making a movie, it generally doesn't turn out that well. Most really bad Hollywood movies are like that.

"Hey, I just secured the rights to make a movie based on [enter property here]. Now, let's hire some writers and come up with a story!"

It usually results in a mediocre film, at best. Just because a movie's Canadian, it doesn't mean we have to be more forgiving in our criticism.


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clockwork
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posted 28 September 2001 12:48 PM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
movie wandered off track too much

But that is what I loved about it. The idea has major implications everywhere and the movie was trying to encapsulate that, I thought anyway. Technical stuff aside, Canadian stuff is a bit better in my books, because after all, it is what I know. (not that there is that much difference between...)
Did you like Brain Candy?

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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 28 September 2001 12:55 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, I liked it. I didn't love it, but I liked it. It was funny, but not a particularly well-crafted film, IMHO.


Generally, the critics I listen to the most are Roger Ebert, and the folks at Ain't It Cool News (www.aintitcool.com). Not that I always agree with them, but they're the ones whose opinions I respect the most. There aren't any Canadian film critics that I read on a regular basis.

At www.imdb.com, Brain Candy gets a 6.3 out of 10. I think that's about right.

[ September 28, 2001: Message edited by: Kneel before MediaBoy ]


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Ian the second
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posted 28 September 2001 12:58 PM      Profile for Ian the second   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I highly recommend "The Contender". It's about, uh, politics and stuff.

Ian


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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 28 September 2001 01:01 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Contender is on my very long list of movies I keep meaning to rent, but never seem to get around to renting because my girlfriend isn't into movies like that, and I always seem to be with my girlfriend when I'm renting movies.


The last movie I rented when I wasn't with my gf was The Insider. Great flick.


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Michelle
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posted 28 September 2001 01:01 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Simpsons first season is out on DVD? Wow, I didn't know they did that with television shows.

Does anyone know whether Babylon 5 is going to be put out that way? I've seen advertisements for videos, but I would love to get a DVD for each season.


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Jared
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posted 28 September 2001 01:02 PM      Profile for Jared     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back: Very funny, but started to drag near the end. Too much repetition of the same jokes. Broke the "fourth wall" one too many times. Too many cameos. Not my favourite Kevin Smith flick, but not my least favourite either. Mallrats was way funnier.

Anything would be an improvement over "Dogma," IMHO. Unlikeable characters, convoluded (sp?) story-line, and most horrifying of all, Ben Affleck (although he was decent in "Chasing Amy"). A waste of nine dollars, except for George Carlin hawking the concept of "Buddy Christ." And no, the religious allusions were not "over my head" (Confirmed Roman Catholic here, though since renounced), just forced.

I was wondering myself if Jay & Silent Bob could anchor an entire flick by themselves, but there's been nothing but praise from people I've spoken to (who had similar worries).

[ September 28, 2001: Message edited by: Jared ]


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posted 28 September 2001 01:04 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
The Simpsons first season is out on DVD? Wow, I didn't know they did that with television shows.

They sure do. You can get the first 3 seasons of the X-Files on DVD, I believe. Clerks: The Animated Series is on DVD, even though only 2 episodes ran on television.

I don't think the Star Trek DVDs are out yet. Paramount is still working on them. I filled out an on-line survey at startrek.com about what special features fans want the most on the DVD.

I'm having a hard enough time collecting all the movies I want on DVD. I won't have any room in my living room if I start buying TV shows as well!

quote:
I was wondering myself if Jay & Silent Bob could anchor an entire flick by themselves, but there's been nothing but praise from people I've spoken to (who had similar worries).


Jay and Silent Bob are the best part of the flick. It's all the other "professional actors" who bring the movie down. The main exception being Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who do a GREAT job of spoofing themselves on the set of Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season. Jason Biggs also does a good job of spoofing himself, but James Van Der Beek doesn't quite cut it.

quote:
Anything would be an improvement over "Dogma," IMHO.


I liked Dogma. I didn't love it, but I liked it. The problem, IMHO, is that Kevin was too close to it. He wasn't willing to leave enough of it on the cutting-room floor. It's the same reason Star Wars: Episode One was such a mediocre flick. Both the movies would be vastly improved by better editing.

I own a "Buddy Christ" dashboard figurine. Hehe.

[ September 28, 2001: Message edited by: Kneel before MediaBoy ]


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posted 28 September 2001 01:12 PM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
KBMBoy: Well, I think it should be a 9.8! Honestly, looking at the top 250… Requim for a Dream? When Harry met Sally, those movies 7.5+… I guess satire isn’t a popular thing. Brain Candy deserves better.
Duck Soup got an 8.0 on this site.

[ September 28, 2001: Message edited by: clockwork ]


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JCL
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posted 28 September 2001 04:42 PM      Profile for JCL     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I saw Brain Candy. It was alright.

As for Kevin Smith flicks, Chasing Amy is pretty good and Clerks is a riot. I thought Mallrats sucked. Have yet to see Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back or Dogma.

Michelle - Yep. You can get the Simpsons Season One for $30 at Futureshop. As for Babylon 5, try at their official website.

Mediaboy - I think all of the Star Trek flicks are out on DVD.

Okay, now I know what is THE worst flick I've ever seen. And it just plain sucked.

*ahem*

Charlie's Angels

Worst movie ever. I'm sure Drew Barrymore's character could kick the shit out of 5 muscleheads with no problem.


K, and for movies that I look forward to, well, one of them would have to be Iron Monkey. The sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.


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posted 28 September 2001 11:05 PM      Profile for bandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I liked dogma, though I don't think alanis morisette deserved to be god (but at least it was a canadian) I own brain candy and think it's even better than strange brew.Clerks, is the best kevin smith movie ever,the only one I haven't seen is Chasing Amy.Speaking of the simpson's, did anyone hear that they're making a feature film?
the last movie I saw (i think) was Steal this movie,(based on the life of Abbie Hoffman) which was good, I didn't know he had anything to do with exposing COINTELPRO, maybe because it isn't true or something.

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JCL
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posted 29 September 2001 06:01 AM      Profile for JCL     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have yet to see Dogma. But I agree about Clerks. Funny movie. Chasing Amy is good. They make references to the other Kevin Smith flicks. *L*

I love the Simpsons but I pray that they don't make a movie. Like, what can they make a 2 hour movie of? The final episode? I hope they don't. Just look at Beavis & Butthead movie. THAT was lame.


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posted 29 September 2001 12:14 PM      Profile for bandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
every movie being called lame are on my shelf I think I might be out of touch.
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posted 02 October 2001 08:48 PM      Profile for bandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just saw a flick called enemy at the gates, a world war two flick that didn't mention the united states once! It was all about a duel between a german and soviet sniper that was more of a propaganda battle between the third reich and the u.s.s.r during the battle of stalingrad.
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