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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 09:40 pm:   

   By jeff ford on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 07:54 am:

Ben: Yeah, Hellboy, they made it look like a comic, I'll give em that, but shit a comic looks like a comic. Ron Perlman is a fine actor, but this thing never really goes anywhere. It's one of the most good looking, most unsatisfying movies I've ever seen. So much resource given to such limp shit. As my old man would say, "The mountain hath labored and brought forth a molehill." Mimic has moments, but again, ultimately unsatisfying.

Lucius: Have you seen the trailers on TV for Spiderman2? They're so jam packed with action scenes, exploding and racing with this Wagnerian score under them, whooo! I truly can hardly follow them. I feel like my grandmother pulling out onto the NJ Turnpike in her circa 70's Impala. I'm going to have to see this movie one way or the other. There is basically no escape. I was reluctant to see the first one, just cause so many of these comic book movies have blown, but when I saw it I thought it was pretty well done.
   By Lucius on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 08:09 am:

Jeff, yeah...I have seen. I don't particularly think much of Toby Maguire. He's a very limited actor, and while this role doesn't require more, I find his mannerisms annoying. As these things go, the Spiderman movies are probably in the upper echelon, but I think X Men 2 is probably better (for me) than this one. I just don't care if this kind of stuff is well done anymore, I'm sick of 'em. They're like giant fucking commercials with stunts. I'd rather abuse myself with King Arthur.
   By Dave G. on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 08:44 am:

I'd rather abuse myself with CATWOMAN.

Last word on MIMIC: Lucius, I ALWAYS root for the bugs...

IMHO, they will never outdo the SUPERMAN movies for best super-hero flick. Those movies had just the right mix of comedy, camp and action. You could have a good time without being reminded constantly that a studio was spending more than the GNP of Suriname to blow things up with death rays. Just plain fun, those were.
   By Lucius on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 08:58 am:

Yeah, Richard Donner did a good job. CGI has messed up a lot of movies, more than it has helped.

No, no Catwoman. I have no desire to see Hallie Berry gag up a hairball...
   By Dave G. on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 10:25 am:

As you say, Lucius, different "strokes"...
   By Lucius on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 10:40 am:

I don't think stroking comes into my choice. Ijust think Jerry Bruckheimer is briliant.... ;)
   By Dave G. on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 12:26 pm:

Me, I'm biding my time until ANCHORMAN. Will Ferrell is the new Bill Murray.
   By Lucius on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 12:46 pm:

Oh, man!

Yeah, ELF was such a delight.

He's way too broad and physical a comedian to be compared to Murray. He's got a lot more in common with Chevy Chase....
   By ben peek on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 07:00 pm:

lucius: i wasn't thinking too much goodness for HELLBOY. just hoping it'd be a bit of fun, much like the comic is a bit of fun. i'm lowering my expectations cause that comment about burton's PLANET OF THE APES has brought up bad ape like memories, and coupled with jeff's comments... ah, well. expect nothing.

SPIDERMAN 2, however, does nothing for me. i saw the trailer, and i saw the one minute version of the film. it had all the important bits there, a nice little checklist of things that you'd expect.
   By Lucius on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 07:23 pm:

Expect nothing and you still might run for the exit....

I'm with you on Spidey 2. No interest. Like going to see a movie projected on George Bush's forehead (letterbox version by necessity).
   By jeff ford on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 08:03 pm:

Lucius: You mentioned the X-men movies. I saw both, and though didn't think them that bad wasn't, like you say, bowled over by them. They really got actors wqho looked like the characters, or at least made them look like them, I'll give them that. I did very much dig that opening sequence with Nightcrawler in the White House in the second one. I thought that was really well done. Of all the super hero movies the only ones I really liked are Sam's Batman and Darkman (which I guess is a super hero flick). And I doubt anyone will remember it but I love that one from the George Reeves Superman TV show where he learnes that psychological state from the professor about how to pass through walls. He had to concentrate really hard, but if he broke his concentration, he'd be trapped in the wall. I wish I'd come up with that idea. I could do a doozy of a story based on that.
   By jeff ford on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 08:07 pm:

Also, meant to mention earlier, and then I'll shutup, I'm not a Cage fan either. Perhaps his most egregious pile o turds was Leaving Las Vegas. Eeeegad, that one opened up into a whole new vision of overacting hell. All that movie made me want to do is get loaded. Right behind it must be Conair and then they go from there.
   By Lucius on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 08:53 pm:

Jeff...choosing Cage's most egregious pile is like choosing among a several dozen piles of poo. Have you, for instance, been exposed to the wonder that is Captain Corelli's Mandolin? Or Windwalkers? Vampire's Kiss? The previously mentioned Wild at Heart? It's very hard to pick just one.

What I was trying to say was that of the current batch of superhero flicks, I can take the X-men flicks easier than the rest. I'd go along with Dave G and say that I liked the first couple of Superman movies best of all superhero flicks, then Batman...
   By jeff ford on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 09:26 pm:

Lucius: The trailers for Captain Corelli's Mandolin were, themselves, so bad, I wouldn't go near the movie. Windwalker, another one that cracked me when I saw the previews on TV. You might be right, Corelli's Mandolin, might be, from the snippet I saw, the worst offender.
I hear you on the X-men flicks.

   By Lucius on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 09:33 pm:

Jeff -- I have this bad habit of going to one movie and seeing parts of three. That's how i get to see pieces of movies like Captain Correlli's etc. Most of these puppies, it's not necessary to see them all. In fact, it's necessary not to....
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Dave G.
Posted on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 10:32 am:   

Sorry, I forgot L had started a new thread. As I said, the last words on bad Cage performances: Peggy Sue Got Married. His Pee-Wee Herman imitation in that one still floors me.
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Lucius
Posted on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 10:35 am:   

Oh, yeah! That's a horrorshow. The only Cage performance I can recall that didn't gross me out was as the bad guy in Kiss of Death.
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Dave G.
Posted on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 11:38 am:   

Wow, I just this millisecond saw that Marlon Brando died yesterday. Wonder if those stories about him being broke pushed him over the edge. Anyone hear any details?
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Dave G.
Posted on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 11:41 am:   

Oh, come on, Lucius, Valley Girl was a fun-filled romp full of toe-tapping nu wave toonz!
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Lucius
Posted on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 11:46 am:   

Lurch noise.
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Dave G.
Posted on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 01:02 pm:   

I forgot to do my irony face (:-)) on that last one, but it was implied.
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Lucius
Posted on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 01:19 pm:   

I got it!!!!
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Rich Patterson
Posted on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 08:31 pm:   

I was searching through John Cale's discography the other day and got a tip on a pretty good little New York comedy called ¡°Somewhere in the City¡±. It follows the goings-on of a bunch of fucked-up tenants in the same Lower East Side apartment building. It's directed by Ramin Niami (never heard of him before), who gets some very funny performances out of Peter Stormare, Bai Lai (great actress), and Robert John Burke. A few years old now, but worth seeking out if you need a break from all the shitty new films.

Saw Fahrenheit 911 last night (already on DVD in China ;-) and thought it was poorly done. I have no idea how effective it will be in influencing people's votes, but I was bored with Moore's doc style after about 45 minutes. I did fight through to the end though.
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MarcL
Posted on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 09:52 pm:   

Saw Mystic River last night...can anyone say overrated? Overlapping unlikely coincidences, overdone accents that made me long for the authenticity of Cheers, a script full of ludicrous insights, and badly badly in need of an editor. I love Sean Penn, Eastwood has directed some great flicks, but they both overstayed their welcome this time out.

Cold Mountain's on the stack tonight. My expectations are low, but it's an obligatory viewing because the book is a favorite.
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Lucius
Posted on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 09:58 pm:   

Rich, thanks for the rec.

Marc, stop! Don't watch Cold Mountain. A movie about the Civil War with 80 British actors doing bad southern accent. And the book sucked. And Minghella's a hack!

I go farther than you in Mystic River. It was godawful. When I reviewed it, I said something order of, "...if Clint is revealed to have something fatal, that may explain the Best Picture and Best Director nominations for Mystic River."

I love Penn, but if he was gonna win, should have been for 21 Grams.
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Rich P.
Posted on Saturday, July 03, 2004 - 12:28 am:   

Correction: The Chinese actress in SOMEWHERE IN THE CITY is Bai Ling. She's great in this. She played the evil "Myca" in the first CROW movie. Interesting career. She's currently banned from entering China for her portrayal of a lawyer defending an American journalist in RED CORNER (1997). Just noticed that director Ramin Niami has another movie called PARIS (2003). Once again, starring Bai Ling and featuring a John Cale soundtrack. Sound familiar?
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, July 03, 2004 - 06:01 am:   

I have heard of Paris -- in fact I think there was a soundtrack CD -- and had the misfortune of seeing Red Corner...

But I liked the evil Myca... :-)
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Rich P.
Posted on Saturday, July 03, 2004 - 07:53 am:   

Thanks, Lucius. I'll stay clear of RED CORNER... not that I could find a copy even if I wanted to. It's banned in China and Korea.
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, July 03, 2004 - 08:16 am:   

Damn thing should be banned everywhere!!!!
:-)
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Mastadge
Posted on Sunday, July 04, 2004 - 04:03 pm:   

I'm interested in Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colors trilogy. Would anyone recommend it (or recommend that I stay away from it)?
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ml
Posted on Sunday, July 04, 2004 - 11:43 pm:   

After RED CORNER, I don't think BLUE CORNER and WHITE CORNER could be very good.
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ml
Posted on Sunday, July 04, 2004 - 11:54 pm:   

I made it through COLD MOUNTAIN. I agree with you re Minghella (there's nothing worse than a lit'ry hack) and this film, but I liked the book a lot. It was no SUTTREE (my favorite novel of the South), but it still hung in my mind for a long time. Fortunately, the movie was so far off in tone, and felt so slight despite its epic ambitions, that there's not a chance that a single image will linger in my memory. Renee Zellweger adds another freakshow performance to her repertoire. Nicole Kidman is starting to make me forget why I had started to respect her for a while there. Jude Law...was he even actually in the movie? Bad Santa's looking better all the time!
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 12:03 am:   

I haven't seen the colors trilogy honestly, and am similarly in the dark about it. I know it's "seminal" and "important" and that's often enough to keep me away for a good long time. I'd like to hear the opinions of those who've seen the films. TIME OF THE GYPSIES by Emir Kusturica
is an excellent one; there's a great little rant on Amazon, bemoaning the fact that currently you can barely find Gypsies on VHS, while Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is available in lavishly produced double-DVD editions with endless directorial comments. American movies continue to devour themselves, while much of the rest of the world wisely ignores our example and makes increasingly amazing films. As I mentioned in a previous movie thread, I loved MAROONED IN IRAQ by director Bahman Ghobadi--it was one of my favorite movies of the last year. It was apparently heavily inspired by Kusturica, but I confess I loved MAROONED more, and am hoping to find more by this Iranian-Kurdish director.
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Rich P.
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 01:01 am:   

LOL. It's nice to think a film was banned due to it's poor quality. I can think of several Hollywood films that deserve the same treatment… and then maybe the ritual burning of the negative. :-)

I really enjoyed BARON. An Iranian film from a few years back about displaced Afghani construction workers on an Iranian worksite. Small but powerful.

IMHO THREE COLORS is solid. Especially BLUE. If you get the chance to see Kieslowski's DECALOGUE (dramatic, one-hour, made-for-Polish-TV, interpretations of the ten commandments), you'll be a Krzysztof Kieslowski fan for life.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 05:41 am:   

Marc. L, I loathed the movie, bui was merely disaffected by the book. Cormac McCarthy lite. It felt contrived to me, every line. There were many places in it where I didn't recognize the south, but seemed to see a kind of composite shot of an Old Virginny theme park complete with widders and po' white trash and ever'thing....But I did like Suttree a whole lot.

Mastadge, I've only seen Blue -- I thought it good, but I wasn't blown away. I saw part of White and didn't stick with it. I guess I;m not a fan. The worst thing, the movie not to see, is the film that Kieslowski was putting together when he died and finished by Thomas Twker, Heaven...Pretentious Crap don't even cover it.
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 02:19 pm:   

Rich P., that was BARAN, a beautiful movie. OSAMA is very similar, also beautiful, but even more depressing. If you dig Iranian movies, dig up MAROONED IN IRAQ!

Lucius: I guess I may have been suffering from McCarthy withdrawals when I read COLD MOUNTAIN. It was sort of methadone for me.

(I once started a Cormac McCarthy cookbook with my old friend Ferret. Really should have finished it off when the enthusiasm of the moment was burning bright.)
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 02:24 pm:   

Yeah, I can dig the methadone comparison.

Ferret...wow! There's a blast from the past.
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 02:47 pm:   

He's still around. I keep telling him the world wants more. He remains dubious.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 04:39 pm:   

Hey, pass it on, I vote MORE!!!!
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John Joseph Adams
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 05:25 pm:   

Lucius,

Have you seen this new film called AFTER THE APOCALYPSE <http://www.aftertheapocalypse.com/>? A Locus News Blink says this "SF feature by Yasuaki Nakajima, is getting much film festival circuit buzz."
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Rich P.
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 05:43 pm:   

Marc, thanks for the rec. Yes, it was BARAN. I've definitely seen OSAMA for sale and I'll pick it up. The cover of MAROONED doesn't look familiar, but I'll keep an eye out.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 05:58 pm:   

Hi, John....Yeah, I've heard about it. Unfortunately it hasn't shown up anywhere around here. I haven't spoken with anyone who's seen it, either. It's a 16 mm film, so I don't know i f it'll be getting a release outside the festival circuit. Wish I could see it....
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 06:25 pm:   

Ferret had an online comic going for a while--the Pogo-esque Back Forward. It would appear the site has lapsed into oblivion. He made a valiant go of it, hoping for a syndication deal, but now it is valiantly gone. I keep telling him to crawl the fuck out of the woodwork and do more art and stories. He's been skittering around the country, most recently in Oregon. I will certainly pass on your vote.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 06:45 pm:   

Gee, I never knew he had online thing going. WIsh I had.
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ben peek
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 07:26 pm:   

HEAVEN was awful. i had fairly high hopes for that film, but it was just so... so much wank. just wank.

which is a shame, cause i liked twyker's RUN LOLA RUN, and to a lesser extent this film he did, which i think was called WINTER or similar. (as for the three colours films, mastage, if you're reading, i've never been moved by them, though i know a few girls who swear by them.)
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 07:35 pm:   

Actually, Ben, if you're in the right head, HEAVEN can be fucking hilarious...it's so goddamn pretentious. I tell you what, though, if Giovanni Rbisi falls into a crack in the earth, I ain't sending out a search team...I can't stand that guy! Once I was in the Seattle Aquarium on a slow day, hardly anyone there, and I spotted Ethan Hawke alone in front of a tank, nobody else around. I've never forgiven myself for not having taken steps and sparing the world more Hawke. There would be no such mistake with Rbisi.... :-)
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ben peek
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 09:27 pm:   

you're a true humanitarian, lucius.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, July 05, 2004 - 10:53 pm:   

Is that a compliment or just a statement of fact? Hey, I want to do my bit. If I had been true to my school in Seattle, I coulda saved Uma Thurman all that hearache... :-)
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ben peek
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 04:25 am:   

it's a compliment. look at all this giving you've got for your fellow human... why, i bet most people don't even stop and think how they can better up the world, and instead just go on, trying to get by day by day. and yet, here you are, thinking of poor uma, and how all of us need help, and preparing a way that hawke or ribsi or so many others could be horribly mutilated and killed by aquamarine life.

it's just love for your fellow human :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 07:15 am:   

Stop me before I act humanely again... :-)
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MarcL
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 10:49 am:   

It's the new Seattle Aquarium Motto:

"Humanitarians? We Got Em!"

There's nothing more humane than a pack of starving cuttlefish.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 11:14 am:   

"There's nothing more humane than a pack of starving cuttlefish..."

Something Ethan might have learned...if only...
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Dave G.
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 11:20 am:   

Murdering awful Hollywood actors might make us feel better about ourselves for a bit, but it would most certainly be wrong! I definitely do not support this activity!

I'm Dave G. and I approved this message. :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 11:35 am:   

It wouldn't make me feel better about myself, it would make me feel better about Giovanni and Ethan...
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MarcL
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 12:21 pm:   

From IMDB: "Perennially boyish American character actor known for his dark, somber demeanor, stark versatility and bizarre, off-the-wall performances in cutting edge contemporary films, and forever memorialized in his final performance piece, "I SCREAM IN LITTLE BEAK-SIZED BITES: A CEPHALOPOD'S DELICIOUS DREAM OF DEVOURING RBISI."
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 12:30 pm:   

Sounds like a plan to me...

There should be some mention of HEAVEN in there...

"...cutting edge contemporary films..." Huh?

Like THE OTHER SISTER, maybe....

Jeez!
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MarcL
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 12:57 pm:   

The only relevant contemporary cutting edge is the one on the beak of my pet assassin cuttlefish.

Who has been, how shall I put it, dispatched to take care of the problems?

This one was raised since a pup on the flesh of tender young raptors as well. So, yes, it has a taste for Hawke-meat.

The finest performances are alway the post-prandial ones.

"Now that's what I call dinner theatre..." - The Charming Ghost of Vincent Price.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 01:05 pm:   

As in Theater of Blood, huh.

Vincent and Diana -- some fun!

Hopefully this cuttlefish is is the kind of cuttlefish who likes steady work, 'cause jou know, I got some names for heem....
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MarcL
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 09:14 pm:   

Only real restriction is that his campaigns of stealthy terror are restricted to the continental U.S., since he doesn't do planes and he can't swim. We have discussed the possibility of taking ocean liners to certain destinations, but usually in time-sensitive cases such as this, that is not really desirable. Also, he doesn't have a passport. The best situation is if we can convince the intended target to come over to my house under some reasonable pretext, and then let Nature take its course. And by "Nature" I mean me, with a ballpeen hammer. And also, a steak knife, since everything must be cut fairly small before he can actually be persuaded to sink his beak into it. But in the end, it's worth it.
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MarcL
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 09:17 pm:   

Wow, I just took a call from my agent, and I guess the movie people have been lurking on this board, because they want to make a movie about me and my cuttlefish. This is awesome. It looks like they have definitely signed Ethan Hawke to play me and Giovanni Rbisi to play the other me! So, call it off. CALL IT OFF!
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MarcL
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 09:20 pm:   

My cuttlefish just took a lease on a place in the hills above Cahuenga Blvd., looking straight across at Universal Studios. He says he really likes movie people now. And I don't think he means to eat. I don't know him anymore.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 09:23 pm:   

Well, he's a damn good cuttlefish, I think. I hope he likes Tom Cruise tartare....
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 09:29 pm:   

Hmmm....Maybe he wants to direct....

CUTTLEFISh

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MarcL
Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 - 11:00 pm:   

"Here, Minghella-ghella-ghella...Here, Mingy-Mingy-Moo!"

He'd be good at it, until the first time he tells his star to express his true feelings with a deeper flush of cobalt and a subtler coppery hue.

And then I suspect I'd be getting one of those calls to come to L.A. with my steak knives again.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2004 - 05:22 am:   

I actually was going to write another film column for somebody and one of the things I wrote was called Five Minutes Alone With Anthony Minghella...Cuttlefish dicing would satisfy me....

As for the directorial instruction, I guess he'd proabably be most successful at directing guys like River Phoenix...
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2004 - 06:21 am:   

Oddly enough, KING ARTHUR is getting positive notices...Stephen Hunter in the Post liked it. I may go see it tonite.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2004 - 06:37 am:   

It;s notices aren't generally what I'd call good. Rotten Tomatoes rating of 33 percent. The only props I've seen it getting are due to the fact that it attempts some sort of serious history, using the Howard Reid book as a source...
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 07:33 am:   

If you guys get tired of all these foreign art films, fear not. CNN reports a new POLICE ACADEMY installment is in the works! :-)
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ml
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 01:04 pm:   

I'm more of a POLICE SQUAD or BAKERSFIELD PD guy myself.
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 01:13 pm:   

Ain't nuthin' wrong with that!
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 01:17 pm:   

Reno 911

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MarcL
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 01:38 pm:   

About the best realistic cop TV drama I've ever seen, which no one else I know ever saw, and which I found exactly ONE reference to on the internet once, was called simply "The Street." It aired on the East Coast around 1988, in the wee hours. It was set in Newark, and it was the first show I ever saw on TV where the cops said "Shit." It was filmed largely from the backseat of police cruisers, and it followed the cops and their personal dramas without any focus on crimes. A typical episode would follow a conversation between cops driving around and then heading to a crime scene, but as soon as they got to the scene it would cut, and jump to a later time when they were done with police work and picking up the thread of their earlier conversation. It was a groundbreaking show--fantastic scripts, excellent acting, way ahead of its time. All the shaky-cam copshows, reality-based and otherwise, seemed to follow in its wake. But who else ever saw it?
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MarcL
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 01:40 pm:   

Well, IMDB wasn't around last time I looked:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0136670/
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MarcL
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 01:45 pm:   

And a little bit more:

http://www.dgc.ca/about/bios/Mihalka.htm

Mihalka's critically acclaimed hyper-realist police series, "The Street", starring Stanley Tucci, is considered by critics to be the predecessor of such cutting edge TV series as "NYPD Blue" and "Homicide". New York Times called "The Street": TV for the Nineties. (In 1988).

High time somebody put these on DVD!
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MarcL
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 01:47 pm:   

Unfortunately, Stanley Tucci might not be around to make comments on the DVD, since he was last seen in the company of a certain cuttlefish...
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 01:47 pm:   

I was out of the country and/or Nantucket (much the same thing) during 88-91, so I never saw it. Looks like I never will, since it's not on any kind of media. Too bad. I like Stanly Tucci...
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MarcL
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 01:48 pm:   

"I like Stanly Tucci..."

CALL IT OFF! CALL IT OFF!
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MarcL
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 01:50 pm:   

I don't know anyone IN the country who saw it, so being here wouldn't have mattered probably. I was on Long Island at the time.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 01:56 pm:   

LI ... Another "another country...."

You don't like Tucci? I liked Big Night OK and some of the character stuff he's done.
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 01:57 pm:   

I used to enjoy "Live From Cell Block F" with Sheriff Gerald Hege on Court TV. The whole show looked like it was done on a budget of $3.98. It really brought back that tacky local-access feel. And when he would bring these real-life cons on the air to answer viewer phone calls, it was just too weird...This was cable TV when cable was CABLE...
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 02:02 pm:   

There was a prison sit-com back in the 70s whose name I can't recall, starring thuus ubuquitous Latino character actor....It was a Norman Lear thing, I think. Liked it.
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 02:14 pm:   

Lucius, you refer to the one-season ABC sitcom "On The Rocks," with Jose Perez (from SHORT EYES and, most recently, THE LIMEY), and TV stalwarts Rick Hurst, Mel Stewart and Hal Williams. I think this was on the same night as the somewhat more successful Cleavon Little hospital vehicle "Temperature's Rising."
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 02:25 pm:   

Hal Williams, for those whose memories need refreshing, was Officer "Smitty" (of "Hoppy and Smitty") on "Sanford and Son."
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 02:56 pm:   

Jose Perez or Luis Perez? Luis I think.....

But yeah, that was it...
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 03:07 pm:   

Actually, IMBD is all fucked up. It's Luis Guzman, who was also in Short Eyes, who isn't listed in On the Rocks. But was in it....
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MarcL
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 03:35 pm:   

I discovered to my dismay recently that a lot of the info in IMDB is submitted by people just like us.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 03:40 pm:   

Really? Well, that makes sense. 'Cause their Luiz Guzman thing is really screwed up. But I had the thought it was all scholarly and shit. Oh, well.
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MarcL
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 04:25 pm:   

Nope. I'll bet it wouldn't be all that hard to add a certain Luscious Sheppard to the cast of "On the Rocks."
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MarcL
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 04:37 pm:   

Dunno...none of the "On the Rocks" info on the net shows Guzman being involved in that show. He'd have been about 18 at the time. Seems to be all Perez, all the time. Memory is a funny thing.

http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/9348/on_the_rocks.htm
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 04:40 pm:   

Well, if it was Jose Perez, then I don't think it was the same one who played Teen Gun Dealer in The Limey....

Maybe we're all fucked up...
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MarcL
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 05:52 pm:   

Maybe?!?
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 05:59 pm:   

Yup. I believe so...
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Dave G.
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2004 - 06:24 am:   

http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/ShowMainServlet/showid-3423/On_the_Rocks/

Nope, Jose Perez. For some reason, it's become common to assume Luis Guzman has played every Latin part in every movie or TV show since the late 1960s. It's called "Guzmania" and it afflicts all American adults aged 25-65. The infection is usually dormant and quite benign, but can flare up when certain outside stimuli are present.
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Dave G.
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2004 - 06:27 am:   

Guzman was in SHORT EYES (his first role). Jose Perez played Juan.
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Dave G.
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2004 - 06:33 am:   

I find the imdb is pretty darned reliable by the standards of the Internet, though there may be the occasional glitch.

To change the subject, just saw CONTROL ROOM last night. Anybody have an opinion on it?
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Lucius
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2004 - 08:22 am:   

Not gonna see it. Not gonna see ANCHORMAN. Not gonna see any movies ABOUT reporters, anchors, etc. It's probbably short-sighted of me, but a movie about Al Jazheera has about the same appeal to me as a movie about Fox, Modern journalism has become so propagandist, I'm pretty much ffilled to the brim by what shows up on tne new...More or Moore would be overkill.
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R.Wilder
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2004 - 11:27 am:   

Saw "Anchorman" this morning and laughed my left nut off. My sack is now half full, but my spirits are lifted. I may be a man, but I cried like a swaddling babe. My gut hurts as if the stinkin' corpse of Marciano put his boney fist into it.
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Dave G.
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2004 - 12:32 pm:   

I guess ANCHORMAN is the feel-good comedy of the year and CONTROL ROOM is the feel-bad tragedy of the year. Take your pick. Me, I'm seeing both. Man, that's livin'...

BTW, R., is or is not Steve Carell one of the funniest living humans? His "Produce Pete" skits on the Daily Show were peerless. Even his Fed Ex commercials ("you're freaking me out, man...") left me in hysterics.
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R.Wilder
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2004 - 01:48 pm:   

I have never seen the Daily Show. Like the chipmunks in the trees, or the guy in that cardboard box on my corner, I don't have cable tv. But Carell might be the funniest guy in "Anchorman."
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Dave G.
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2004 - 01:58 pm:   

He used to do this segment called "Produce Pete," lampooning the inane cooking/kitchen segments on local newscasts. He would start out showing viewers some silly recipe for some vegetable dish, and over the course of preparing it, he would ragefully let slip sufficiently embarrassing tidbits to sketch out some life-altering humiliation from his past, all the while doing an amazing slowburn. It was one of the funniest things I've ever seen on TV. A compilation of these bits would be priceless.
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MarcL
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2004 - 09:35 pm:   

Ebert gets off a few great lines in his review of King Arthur:


I would have liked to see deeper characterizations and more complex dialogue, as in movies like "Braveheart" or "Rob Roy," but today's multiplex audience, once it has digested a word like Sarmatia, feels its day's work is done.
....
[The actors] even keep straight faces in the last shot, as the camera audaciously pulls back to reveal Stonehenge. That gives audience members a choice; they can think (a) "A-ha! So that explains Stonehenge!" or (b) "What a cheap shot to use Stonehenge as a location when it has nothing to do with anything," or (c) "What's that?"

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Lucius
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2004 - 10:49 pm:   

"...deeper characterizations and more complex dialogue, as in movies like Braveheart and Rob Roy...."

You're right. That's hilarious.... :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, July 10, 2004 - 07:22 am:   

Not a Wll Ferrell fan -- but even for those who who are surely this must be the stuff of nightmares: Will Ferreil as Darrin Stephens opposite Nicolre Kidman in BEWITCHED, the movie....

Gaak!
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MarcL
Posted on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 10:31 pm:   

Winterbottom's IN THIS WORLD on the stack tonight. The first of his I'll be seeing; never heard of him before actually, although I have heard of (but not seen) some of his other movies. I only got it from the library because I'm working my way through the "Films in Pushto" category. The last two films were, insanely, AMERICAN WEDDING and 21 GRAMS. I found I couldn't think of anything to say about 21 GRAMS...it would all have seemed beside the point. Amazing performances--Sean Penn about a million times better than he was in Mysticfying Oscar Nomination. I have even less to say about AMERICAN WEDDING. I love Eugene Levy and Fred Willard; there; that's my entire defense.
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MarcL
Posted on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 10:33 pm:   

oops...potentially damning omission... "The last two films I SAW were, insanely,..." Not meaning the last two films I saw in Pushto. Although I'm sure the Pushto version of American Wedding would be worth viewing in subtitles.
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 10:40 pm:   

Haven't seen In This World. Winterbottom's real uneven. Love Fred W, but not enough to see AW. Naomi Watts should have won ten oscars for that performance in 21 Grams...Penn and del Toro were awesome, but she was just like, fuck....
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 01:16 am:   

"In this World" is very good. The two main characters are just great to watch, and the settings are interesting to someone who has never seen--and probably never will see--most of these places in person. As for my Fred Willard defense, it falls apart when I recall that I didn't even know he was in it until he showed up. Still, don't watch it. You have better things to do. As in, Anything.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 06:02 am:   

Re Fred -- if they'd come out with a DVD set of Fernwood Tonight, I'd be first in line....
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Dave G.
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 06:19 am:   

Fred Willard is 1000% pure genius. GUFFMAN. That's all that needs to be said. Does anyone remember the episode in the short-lived Bette Midler TV series where she goes on a home shopping network to sell these ghastly orange jumpsuits and she and show host Willard have to talk their way through an interminable segment where not one purchaser calls in? It has got to be one of the greatest lost moments in TV comedy.
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Dave G.
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 06:22 am:   

Here's a fun parlor game. Without cheating and reading the IMDB, how would you cast a BEWITCHED movie?

Uncle Arthur: John Waters
Endora: Lynn Redgrave
Abner and Gladys Kravitz: William H. Macy, Patricia Clarkson
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 06:32 am:   

I didn't see that, but Willard talking shit was what Fernwood Tonight was all about -- he would just get out there and begin riffing on something or other, which is why that body of work, with Martin Mull, stands out to me above any of the movies he's done. There were a lot of great comics in that show, both as regulars and guests, Jim Varney, who played the acid-dropping gas station attendant who jumped RVs; a pre-fame Robin Williams; Bill Kirschenbauer as lounge singer Tony Roletti, etc. One of the great guest shots in history was when Tom Waits playing himself dropped into the show for a couple of nights, his van having purportedly broken down in town. And the funniest bit I've ever seen was when Happy Kyne, the orchestra leader, played all the characters in the Wizard of Oz in the space of thirty seconds....
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 07:11 am:   

I wouldn't cast a BEWITCHED movie. I'd kill the asshole who brought the project to me. Now if they changed the concept -- Courtney Love as whatshername, a slutty degenerate witch, and Benicio del Toro as her drug dealing husband, Darin, and like that...and the plot involved murdering a rock star...maybe....
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Dave G.
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 07:51 am:   

Speaking of Courtney Love, the NY Post had one of the great paparazzi covers of all time Saturday, with Courtney handcuffed to an EMT stretcher, being schlepped off to Bellevue.

Tony Roletti was one of the great characters of all time. Still looking for a copy of "Tuna Roll Blues..." :-) Wasn't it Roletti who did that great version of Cole Porter's "You say to-may-toe/I say to-may-toe..."?
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 08:00 am:   

Yup, that were he! And yeah, you kin always count on the Post, especially at election time...

Remember Tony Rolett's on-screen wedding?
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Dave G.
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 10:12 am:   

I don't recall the wedding, but if I'm not mistaken, didn't Christopher Walken, in a recent SNL hosting gig, pretty much steal the "to-may-toe/to-may-toe" gag lock, stock and barrel from Kirchenbauer? Or am I hallucinating? I could use a little confirmation here.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 10:27 am:   

Jeez, I haven't watched Saturday Night Live for the better part of a decade.
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 11:09 am:   

Fred Willard ruled in Best of Show and Mighty Wind as well. For a time, the Best of Show website featured some out-takes that didn't even make it into the special outtakes section of the DVD. One of these was Willard interviewing the wealthy old geezer, cruelly mocking the senile old man. It was hilarious. He said something like "It's almost like he's got one of those thought balloons over his head, with nothing in it!" I couldn't believe they kept this off the DVD. I only caught isolated bits of Fernwood Tonight and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman--but yes, it's one of those shows that belongs on DVD or at least on its own cable channel. I would watch them all at this point.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 11:20 am:   

Fernwood morphed into American Tonight, the conceit being that Garth Gimble's show went national, and they then got real talk show guests -- one of the funniest was with Charleton Heston. Sometimes they run the show on TVLand....
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Dave G.
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 11:46 am:   

Isn't Fernwood Tonite the lynchpin of the Friday night "Kitsch-In" programming on TV Land?

Fans of Willard and Fernwood should definitely look up the new SCTV "Network 90" box; one of the most hilarious things I own!
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 12:05 pm:   

I don't know. Maybe. I ain't been watching too much tube lately. I will definitely check it out.

Anybody see The 4400? Thoughts. It didn't totally suck, my feeling. I mean, hey, Michael Moriarity...
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 12:40 pm:   

I saw a preview for The 4400 while waiting for the Garfield movie to start. At this point, thanks to contamination by association, I'm pretty close to not wanting to ever again see the interior of a theater, let alone shows whose trailers preceded Garfield.
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Dave G.
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 12:42 pm:   

What could have moved you to go see Garfield, Marc?
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Dave G.
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 12:44 pm:   

My idea of a good show would have been if everyone ever abducted by aliens showed up in the desert at the same time, but it was because the hotels they were all on a toot in Vegas and their hotels kicked them out for not paying their bills.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 12:53 pm:   

That would have been good -- it's going to suck, ultimately, but like I said, Michael Moriarity...okay....

The Garfield question answer would be, I bet, kids....
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 01:44 pm:   

Yes, kids. On DVD and VHS I can get away with more generally entertaining "family" fare--such as Street of Crocodiles. But the theaters are hopeless.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 01:57 pm:   

Figures. I try to avoid kid movies, but I did see one Harry Potter thing...I can't do it again.
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 02:57 pm:   

I'm hoping they will eventually hire Mike Leigh to "devise" a Harry Potter movie, and make proper use of Gary Oldman, David Thewlis and Timothy Spall.
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 03:02 pm:   

Which reminds me of an excellent little two-part drama called "Shooting the Past." Spall played an archivist in a vast photography collection, who was able to assemble historical narratives out of apparently unrelated photographs. It was a good story--Spall's performance especially great.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 03:06 pm:   

Proper use of Gary Oldman....When's the last time that happened? Yeah, you'd like to see Thewlis and Spall in some decent stuff. God, some of things Thewlis has done. 7 Years in Tibet...Eeuuuw. I still think of Life is Sweet when I think of Spall and that cursed French restaurant....

Think I'll look up Shooting the Past. Sounds good.
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 03:18 pm:   

Yes, the grand opening of Regret Rien...one of the best scenes ever. Damn, that's a great movie. Jim Broadbent also at his best. One of my favorite Leigh movies, second only maybe to Nuts in May. (Alison Steadman in top form in both of those.) Thewlis has never topped his work for Leigh (though he did a really fine bit in one of the Prime Suspect stories).
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 03:26 pm:   

Yup. Thewlis was in PS2, I believe, the rent boy murder one....But yup, Naked was sorta his peak.
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Dave G.
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 04:58 pm:   

NAKED is a classic. I've always thought Jim Broadbent has two speeds -- bull-goose looney (MOULIN ROUGE) and somnambulistic (IRIS). When he is on the marquee/I flee...
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 05:04 pm:   

Didn't care for LIFE IS SWEET?
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ben peek
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 05:16 am:   

i saw thewlis in a film called DIVORCING JACK a few years back, which was the last watchable thing i ever saw him in. still, it's not as much a shame as oldman, who i haven't seen in a decent film for... well, a long time.
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Dave G.
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 06:20 am:   

Certain actors (Von Sydow, Caine, Olivier near the end) just seem intent on spoiling their reps by accepting ANY part offered to them. I don't understand it. Max Von Sydow in STRANGE BREW?

Whatever you think of Oldman, he deserves a lot of credit for directing NIL BY MOUTH, a hard-hitting quality film by any standards. But his choice of roles (LOST IN SPACE?) does leave a bit to be desired.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 06:58 am:   

Mever seen Divorcing Jack.

As for Oldman, I think he was a terriffic actor, but when was his last good role? Christ! I can'r remember. It was a long, long time ago, whatever it was.

As fro Olivier, IMO, he was a seriously overrated actor -- he did one of the worst Hamlet's ever, turning the Danish Prince into a flaming wuss, so I don't care about him...Caine, however, still does good work and has never been bashful about his less than wonderful films. He did an interview a few years back in which the interviewer brought up the point that he pretty much would take any part, and Caine said, name a film, one you don't like. The interviewer named one, and Caine said, Oh, yeah. That bought me my house in Trinidad. Name another. And so it went. The man's a pragmatist. As for Von Sydow, he was more in a take what work you can get mode.
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Dave G.
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 07:46 am:   

Was the interviewer referring to On Deadly Ground, w/ Steven Seagal, or Mr. Destiny w/ Jim Belushi?
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 07:56 am:   

Oh, I'm sure the interviewer was referring to one of those films or something equally odious, but last year Caine gave arguably gave his best film performance in The Quiet American, so it's hardly a case of him having shot his bolt , as it most certainly was with Olivier-- you find many actors of his generation work as much as they can in reaction to the verity that when they were young they could get no work at all. Donald Sutherland was, for a while, a workaholic on this level, but he had pressing reason -- he was in deep shit with the IRS and trying to pay them off.
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Dave G.
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 08:08 am:   

Hence, Buffy the Vampire Slayer????
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Minz
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 08:35 am:   

HEY! STRANGE BREW is my absolute favorite film version of Hamlet. As stupid films go, it's a minor classic, on a par with Blues Brothers, right behind the triumvirate of Caddyshack, Animal House and Stripes.

And I liked the fact that Max was willing to poke fun at always playing the villain. It's certainly better than any number of bad movies he's been in. (Though I do have a soft spot for a couple of his campy classics, such as Flash Gordon and Dreamscape.) In fact, I'd dare say that he's been in mostly bad films for most of his career, and that he's simply a very good actor who doesn't get enough A-list offers.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 08:42 am:   

Dave, hence a lot worse than Buffy, including a nuymber of straight to video projects....

Yeah, Minz, I think that's a good characterization of Von Sydow's career in Hollywood, but a couple of years ago he played an excellent role in the wonderful Spanish film, Intacto...so it's not all bad. If y'all haven't seen Intacto, it's one of the better recent johnra films....
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Bruce
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 08:47 am:   

I'm still finding it hard to forgive von Sydow for working on 'What Dreams May Come'. Gaaah!
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 09:01 am:   

What about the director, the New Zealand guy who did the Navigator? What the fuck happened to him on that flick? He was a wierd guy. According to people I trust, while shooting What Dreams...he lived in his car, bathed in service station bathrooms, and so on.
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Minz
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 09:14 am:   

I thought What Dreams was visually stunning, even if it failed as a film, including mediocre performances from actors i usually like.

That's the second recommendation for Intacto, so it's officially on the list. Thanks.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 09:23 am:   

Oh, yeah. Intacto's good. Very cool premise.
Dreams...visually stunning, but then there was Robin Williams....
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Dave G.
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 11:06 am:   

Would you recommend CITY OF GOD as a good purchase?
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 11:13 am:   

Oh yeah! Myself, I prefer the more humanist Brazillian films, like Carandiru, but Mirielles is a player and CoG is so flashy in its technique, it really sets a standard. Kind of a super dooper blaxploitation flick...
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MarcL
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 11:29 am:   

Divorcing Jack was a very good low-key comic thriller...had the right buzz. I was trying to remember the name of it--the title put me off for a long time, and I promptly forgot it. It doesn't mean what it seems to mean. I believe there's a Dvorak pun in there somewhere. Sort of a Handmade Films type of thriller...I will almost always watch one of those.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 11:55 am:   

Gonna be checking that one out, too... Lotta movies out there...
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Dave G.
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 01:42 pm:   

I've got to register a "DOH" here. CARANDIRU played DC recently and I missed it.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 01:53 pm:   

Oh, you need to see CARANDIRU. That's some serious shit. Hector Babenco (PIXOTE, IRONWEED, etc.). One of the two or three best this year, IMO....
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MarcL
Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 02:10 am:   

I just finished watching City of God...I kept thinking of your blaxploitation remark, Lucius. Very apt, and what a stunningly flashy and ceaselessly entertaining film. Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, with a bunch of Lock Stock & Two Smoking Trainspotters thrown in there somehow, and holy crap what a great movie. Must lend to friends. Must watch again.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 06:00 am:   

Yeah, ees good...the sad thing is that that's probably it for the director, Mirielles -- Hollywood's already picked him up and he'll be doing superhero flicks ere long. I kind of wish the mammoth book from which the film derived had gotten an English translation...
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 06:22 am:   

I have nothing against superhero flicks. Some are mighty entertaining. But what riles me is that Hollywood, in its infinite wisdom, has drained the well and is not doing whole movies on minor characters nobody could care less about (ELEKTRA? Who the f*** is Elektra?) or just making stuff up out of whole cloth as an excuse to showcase "hot" performers (CATWOMAN). I mean, aren't there any limits anymore?
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 06:47 am:   

Mighty Entertaining? Man, I can't think of one that's been mighty entertaining in this decade...I haven't seen Spidey 2, but those I trust say it's just more the SOS (same old shit)...So what if they're well done. That's like saying that flat tire's real pretty. I'd rather eat cat dander than sit through another one.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 06:49 am:   

What is cat dander? Maybe I shouldn't be so rash...
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 07:38 am:   

Ok, well, maybe not "mighty entertaining." I thought the first Batman, the Superman films, Spidey 1 and the first X-Men were acceptable popcorn entertainments. What I mean is that I wouldn't straggle out onto the moors and rail against the very existence of those flicks. But I would not give that benefit of the doubt to movies about obscure bit-player superheros that some studio ground out just to squeeze some TV hottie into a form-fitting costume.

Imagine the Doomsday Scenario: Amanda Peet as Mantis! Nikki Cox as the Scarlet Witch! Jaime Pressly as Sue Storm the Invisible Girl! Each with a Maxim layout, a Burger King value menu action figure and a sensitive "making of the film" cable special. Too much! Too much!
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 07:41 am:   

OK, so Sue Storm isn't a bit player. I should have said "Mischa Barton as the Black Widow"!
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 07:52 am:   

My point is, Dave, these are all the same fucking movie, and while I enjoyed the first Batman, the first couple of Superman flicks, maybe some of the X-men, I'm at the point where I've seen enough of this shit to last--Superhero flicks are the MacDonald's of moviemaking. They all taste the same and have no nutritional quality. I'm sick of 'em....
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 08:00 am:   

Not as sick as you would be from eating cat dander, tho...
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 08:08 am:   

Well, that's yet to be determined, huh? :-)
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Minz
Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 09:22 am:   

Lest we forget, Lucius certainly seems to have a penchant for getting his dander up . . . and seems to enjoy it.
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 10:06 am:   

Well, I like to do my part to keep our host happy! :-)

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