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New Thread Girli
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 08:09 am:   

   By Lucius on Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 08:22 am:

,..deserving of the Oscar...

I don't even know what that means.

Ray Charles was one miserable bastard and the movie really only grazed the surface of his bad character. Thus y'all are praising Foxx for the depth of his characterization in portraying an inaccurate version of the real man. Doesn't get it for me, but whatever. The Oscar, except in financial terms, means about as much as the Hugo or the Nebula. So hell yeah. give him the Oscar. His next novie, Stealth, concerns a robot fighter plane that is struck by lightning and turns evil. Give him the Oscar for that one too, for all I care. Next year the choices are gonna be even worse.

   By Night Shade Books on Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 09:08 am:

I can't fucking wait for the evil jet. So exciting.
   By Lucius on Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 09:33 am:


   By JJA on Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 10:06 am:

Just watched the trailer (how could I not after hearing it was about an evil jet?). It proclaims that it's by the director of The Fast and the Furious and XXX. I was thinking that it's nice of them to warn you of that in the trailer, but then I thought Hollywood would never do anything so considerate as that. It's so sad that they think that will make us *want* to see Stealth.
   By MarcL on Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 10:29 am:

I watched THE ISLE...yeah, it woke me right up. Should have been called THE HOOKS OF LOVE.

Some great stuff in there; I loved the absolute minimum use of dialog.

I had to cover my eyes a couple times. That should be reason enough for people on this list to rush out and watch it.

So far it doesn't bump CHI-HWA-SEON and MEMORIES OF MURDER from the list "top two favorite Korean films out of the four I've seen."
   By Mastadge on Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 11:29 am:

JJA: Where can I find the trailer?
   By JJA on Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 11:34 am:

I found the link when I looked it up on IMDB:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0382992/trailers
   By T Andrews on Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 12:00 pm:

Prediction: In 2045 Haley Joel Osment wins Best Actor Oscar for portraying Clint Eastwood in the movie "Clint". Hilary Swank gives five-minute presentation speach that makes everyone cry.
It could happen. *shudder*

Nicholas Cage is starring in LaBute's (? I forget his name...the Nurse Betty director) remake of The Wicker Man. I'm tempted to shudder again, though it may be kinda fun to see Cage get wickered.
   By Lucius on Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 12:19 pm:

Except you know, don't you, T , that they'll give this a hollywood ending?
   By T Andrews on Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 12:54 pm:

No-no-no! Oh, they will, won't they? The Stepford Wives comes to mind immediately. Bunch of Hollywood blasphemers...


   By Lucius on Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 01:02 pm:

Yup.

At the last minute, Cage will extricate himself or be extricated by his love interest from Mr. WIcker.

It's better to know in advance....
   By MarcL on Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 01:31 pm:

"In 2045 Haley Joel Osment wins Best Actor Oscar for portraying Clint Eastwood in the movie 'Clint.'"

He's missing a sure bet here. They could make that movie right now, and Osment could sweep the Oscars, if it was only about the early career of Clint Howard. Masturbating Bear could stage a big comeback in the role of Gentle Ben.
   By Adam-Troy Castro on Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 02:09 pm:

Clint Eastwood's life would probly make a dull movie: a long, successful career hovering near the top of the ladder, with downs that amounted to a few less ticket sales, and a personal life with only one (arguable) scandal. (The Sandra Locke palimony thing.) To have a good biopic, you really do want somebody who's a dysfunctional mess. (Peter Sellers, Frances Farmer, Bob Crane, etc.)

My bet is that the William Shatner story (which included alienating everybody during STAR TREK, homelessness after STAR TREK, and a late-life career resurgence) will be made a lot earlier than any Clint Eastwood film. And IT can star Osment. Who looks like when he gets old enough will be a good physical match.
   By MarcL on Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 04:36 pm:

I wanted to put my idea out there just to be sure that if Clint Howard is googling his name, he'll get a few hits and feel better.
   By T Andrews on Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 05:51 pm:

Oh, THAT Clint Howard! I get it now. lol
Took me a few hours.
I like William Shatner. He has raised self-deprecation to an artform.

   By Lawrence A on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 03:11 am:

Who here knows or remembers that William Shatner starred in the film version of The Brothers Karamazov opposite Yul Brynner? He played Alexei. Must have been about 19/20. So he actually got off to a good start (can't remember the film, may have been a turgid mess, you can't really film Dostoyevsky) but the point is it was at least a serious effort.

Talking about Bob Crane, I gotta admit to kinda liking that biopic about him with Greg Kinnear and Defoe.

And I do know the Oscars are a joke, like the Grammys and Tonys and any award ceremony on absolutely anything full stop. Although maybe those porn film awards they give out every year have some merit (I wouldn't know), more merit certainly than the Oscars.

even if RAY was an inaccurate portrayal of the man, taking it on its own terms, is what I mean by a good performance, given the material he was working with.

Had not read Lucius's Oscar piece at electricstory when I wrote my previous message, so realise what I wrote about RAY was basically superfluous. Couldn't resist the "Hack" riff, could you Lucius? Don't blame you, true enough really.

   By Lawrence A on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 04:05 am:

Re THE INCREDIBLES, well what I am going to say is hardly original but true enough...

It, for all its faults (and I'm not going to be churlish and start listing them, who cares anyhow? It's a CGI film as much for kids as adults) is probably one of the better superhero/comic-book type films ever made by Hollywood. By a mile in fact. It had some really good humour that Spiderman, X-MEN and whatever else does not possess. Unintentional humour does not count. Also greater depths of characterisation, plot (somewhat weak in THE INCREDIBLES really but a minor quibble), and acting ability by the CGI cast than well many Oscar nominees and award winners. OK stating the obvious I know. Also more subversive than any other Hollywood live action comic-book blockbusters (not saying much I know).

I mean remember Mr Incredible working his lousy job, eating him up from the inside and how his creepy boss make it quite clear to him that all that matters is the company profits, not their clients who are there to be ripped off. Now that 5 minute sketch alone is more subversive (even if in an obvious way) than any subversion you will find (none actually) in all the collective running time of this year's Oscar nominated blather put together.

Now if only Hollywood woud go CGI in toto. Even bad CGI films (and I've yet to see one that falls truly flat, even the mediocre Shark Tale had its moments) are better than Hollywood offal. Think about it. No ego-maniacal and obtuse actors, getting paid millions to act badly in dross and thinking they are doing us a favor. No scheming agents, nor directors of the Michael Bay, Emmerich and Spielberg category (I guess that means 95% of Hollywood film directors would be out of work. Kind of like imagining the Senate and Congress being put out of work. Would bring tears of joy to my eyes). No Brad Pitt, no Tom Cruise, no Keeanu Reeves etc, at least they would just be average schnooks in average anonymous jobs, and would spare the world their vacuity.

In other words if only PIXAR and other CGI studios were the only ones making commercial Hollywood product.. well that would be just fine.

Well we can dream.

Not original thoughts I admit, but true enough. I'm sure some cultural commentators have written a few articles on these same musings. Haven't read any myself.

   By Dave G. on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 06:23 am:

OK, how about a Pixar CGI version of Stealth, with Ian McShane or Alan Rickman as the evil bomber, and Will Smith as the plucky little fighter jet that could who gets to shoot him down? (You can throw Robin Williams or Cheech Marin in there as a TV traffic helicopter that always seems to get in the way -- "Now, THAT's what I call a rubbernecking delay!" -- or Dakota Fanning as a runaway children's balloon...) Some script problems for sure, but the main thing is, kids are gonna dig getting those little planes in their Happy Meals! Throw in a Diane Warren theme song and I think we can hit the billion mark!
   By Adam-Troy on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 06:34 am:

If you were willing to concede Dostoyevsky (as you had to when Peter Lorre once did CRIME AND PUNISHMENT as a half-hour radio play!), then THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV was a fun '50s-style epic. The actor who ruled it was Maria Schell.

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Dave G.
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 08:05 am:   

Any of you Asia-philes seen a movie called Pulse? The new Esquire has a pretty good article on "J-horror" that name-checks that as one of the best of the genre.
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MarcL
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 11:54 am:   

I've been waiting to watch that. I think the Japanese title is KAIRO...? There's a slew of Japanese horror films I haven't seen because getting to the one store that stocks them is a pain.
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Rich P.
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 01:17 am:   

"Pulse" is outstanding. Also check out "Cure" by the same director, Kyoshi Kurosawa.
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 07:44 am:   

Kurosawa? Any relation?
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Rich P.
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2005 - 06:28 am:   

No relation. Here's an interview with him from a few years back you might be interested in...

http://www.midnighteye.com/interviews/kiyoshi_kurosawa.shtml

I've also seen Bright Future and Seance which were good, but Cure and Pulse are great.
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 12:05 am:   

THE MOST TERRIBLE TIME IN MY LIFE is a cool Japanese detective movie, a parodic homage to 60's yakuza movies, especially the Seijun Suzuki classics BRANDED TO KILL and TOKYO DRIFTER (so much so that Jo Shishido, the star of Branded to Kill, plays a small and memorable part in this one), along with dozens of others I'm just too un-savvy to identify. Jazzy bongo-accented soundtrack. It's not the movie I expected, and in fact I still want to see that movie: The one about the yakuza who cuts off his pinky as a matter of honor, then reconsiders and spends the rest of the movie trying to get it back. Someone please make that movie! This one apparently has a sequel that hasn't yet been released in the US.
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 12:06 am:   

And although Lucius ain't around, I finally got ahold of SLINGBLADE and I'm a-gonna give it a look.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 09:22 am:   

Not "Not around" Not around as much. Not-around happens toward the end of mext month....

Should mention the Return, great Russian flick, redolent of Night of the Hunter, great kid acting....
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 10:02 am:   

Yep, I have The Return on order...hear nothing but good stuff about it.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 06:56 am:   

Red Lights out yesterday. Great Hitchcockian French thriller.

Also ordered Night Watch. Supposed to be a quality Russian Dark Fantasy and 3-iron, Ki Duk Kim''s latest

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ben peek
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 04:08 pm:   

didn't they remake NIGHT WATCH with ewan mcgregor a few years back? or am i thinking of a different film?
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 04:12 pm:   

It's a different film. A Dark Fantasy with dark forces and light, etc.
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StephenB
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 04:52 pm:   

A couple movies I've seen recently: Living in Oblivion, directed by Tom Dicillo (who I don't think I've seen before), starring Steve Buscemi. It's a film about film making, and totally makes fun of the people involved in film making. It features different dream sequences for the different cast members, which I don't think works all the time. It's still a pretty good comedy about bad filmmaking.

Also, I watched The Crazies, by George Romero. One of his earlier films, which leads the way to Dawn and Day of the Dead, with their social horrors. The movie follows both the government military trying to contain the plauge that makes people crazy and violent, and a group of young rebelious types who're trying to break out of the quarantine. Not his best movies, but it's still eerie in some ways.
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StephenB
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 05:10 pm:   

I also saw three quarters of Martin... which I liked, but I still want to see the whole movie.


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MarcL
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 08:29 pm:   

TOUCHING THE VOID, while certainly a story of a harrowing adventure, I found oddly slow and overlong. The idea of the events more interesting than the recreation. I kept thinking I should be more...gripped.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 10:02 pm:   

The Book was purty good...didn't see the flick.
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Bill Reynolds/Socrates17
Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 02:32 am:   

StephenB- Saw Living in Oblivion at the Angelika when it came out and really enjoyed it. Held up recently when I watched the DVD.

Lucius - I bought Red Lights last week. Can't wait to see it as it looked realy keen.
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Dave G.
Posted on Monday, March 28, 2005 - 11:14 am:   

Just picked up the Michael Tolkin early 90s film THE RAPTURE on DVD. A really bizarre examination of religious fanaticism and the end of the world. Strange, but compelling, a subject not many directors would touch. I'm looking forward to checking it out again; I remember it left me with a very eerie feeling when I first saw it.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 - 01:29 pm:   

I'm watching Totally Balaika Show, which is a concert filmed bt Aki Kaurismaki with the Leningrad Cowboys and the Red Army Choir, and it is fucking fantastic. The cover of Knocking on Heaven's Door...whoa! This is rock and roll....
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MarcL
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 - 07:55 pm:   

I'm halfway through JSA (life too crazy to give me time to watch a movie straight through)...really good so far.
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MarcL
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 - 11:13 pm:   

...and good all the way to the end.

Korean movies...come to me, I command you!
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 12:22 pm:   

I apologize in advance if this was discussed elsewhere and I missed it, but...thoughts on SIN CITY?

I also think the prospect of watching Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm might be worth $7. Has anybody heard anything re: THE FANTASTIC FOUR?
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 01:38 pm:   

Review coming. Imagine Sky Captain with Serial Killers....
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 01:55 pm:   

Uh oh....:-(

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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 02:04 pm:   

it's visually cool, but after fifteen minutes, they've done all ther tricks and you're left with an exploitation flick with laughably bad dialogue....
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 02:16 pm:   

...and Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson and Brittany Murphy...:-)
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 03:03 pm:   

...if digitally enhanced flesh floats your boat...
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T Andrews
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 03:08 pm:   

The images I've seen of Mickey Rourke have started giving me nightmares.
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T Andrews
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 03:13 pm:   

I watched Werner Herzog's Incident at Loch Ness and it was just okay. It put my family to sleep, literally, which was kinda nice. Peaceful. Didn't have to share my snack.
Then I watched it with the commentary on and found it to be twice as good as without and funny as hell.
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 05:11 pm:   

...umm, no, Lucius, of course not! How enhanced exactly?... :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 09:10 am:   

Watched the Iranian film, Blackboards, this morning. Pretty amazing. I loved it.
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MarcL
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 08:56 pm:   

I liked Blackboards too...I mainly remember the teachers using their boards and shelter from gunfire.
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 09:33 pm:   

Yeah, that was great, and the relationship between the teacher who married the Afghani refugee...that was wonderful.
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Bill Reynolds/Socrates17
Posted on Sunday, April 03, 2005 - 06:13 am:   

Finally replying to:
By Mastadge on Monday, August 02, 2004 - 07:16 pm:

+Quote+
Has anyone seen IMMORTEL Ad Vitam, directed by Enki Bilal? I saw the preview months ago and thought it looked like a very pretty movie, but haven't heard a thing about it since
+End Quote+

Just watched Enki Bilal''s Immortal and thought it was pretty good. Much better than Sky Captain..., which isn't saying much. They dropped the "Ad Vitem" and Anglicized the spelling for the HK DVD.

Well, to be fair, I saw Sky Captain courtesy of Singapore Airlines on a seatback screen, so I couldn't appreciate the visuals. On the other hand, the tiny screen didn't stop me from noticing the ghastly acting and vapid script.

Immortal isn't Blade Runner, but it has a lot more life and more ideas than Sky Captain, and it is much more sincere which is the most important thing. Comparisons to both are appropriate given that Immortal also depends heavily on the look and feel of the city environment, in this case New York to where Bilal himself moved the action from the Paris of his original comic trilogy on which the film was based. (GOD what an awful sentence. I've been reading too much Iain Banks, but lack his skill at pulling it off.)
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MarcL
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 12:42 am:   

Finally saw THE RETURN. Wow. It was like a cross between THIS BOY'S LIFE (good book, forgettable movie) and KNIFE IN THE WATER. I think this'll be in my head for a while.

I've got two Iranian films to watch: THE LIZARD and CRIMSON GOLD. But I've been waiting a long time for THE RETURN so I had to jump on it.

Soon I'll get to VERA DRAKE. Mike Leigh = mandatory viewing.
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MarcL
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 12:46 am:   

Oh, yeah, Lucius's comment noting the similarity of THE RETURN and NIGHT OF THE HUNTER. That too. Unbearably ominous throughout.

I'm almost tempted to watch the "Making of" movie after seeing that the director's name is the same as that of one of the characters.

I also recently watched a good French documentary called WINGED MIGRATION. In this case, the "Making of" is essential viewing...it's amazing the lengths they went to, to get even more amazing images of birds in flight.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 05:42 am:   

Weren't the kids in the Return good? Yeah, that director, whose name begins with Z, but I can't yet spell....Well, I think I'll be able to spell it before he's through....

Vera Drake, huh. Mike Leigh;s no longer essential viewing for me, though I'm sure Drake is good. But I think he's declined. For that kind of thing, I prefer Ken Loach. I do have a jones for Timothy Spall, though. Fine actor. He was the best in Life is Sweet.
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MarcL
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 04:36 pm:   

Kids in The Return were unbelievably good. The father was pretty great as well. My sympathies and suspicions never stopped shifting throughout the whole story. And it stopped at exactly the right time.

Spall is a favorite. I first really became aware of him in "Photographing the Past." But yeah, "Life is Sweet" is a choice performance. As far as Leigh's decline, it hasn't been that way for me exactly...his characters are in a period that I find harder to relate to, though. The last one was excruciatingly painful to watch; especially Spall. Usually when his characters break down, there is a mixture of humor in the hysteria; but not in that one. There was a spark of light eventually, but man...grim. "Nuts in May" is Leigh's funniest. And the one with the best breakdown-on-the-stairs scene is "Grown Ups."
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 05:09 pm:   

I don't mind grim, I mind Gilbert and Sullivan and boring grim, which I think he verged on in Secrets and Lives. But his early stuff is great. I haven't seen Grown-Ups. Maybe I'll buy it.
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MarcL
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 08:42 pm:   

I liked Secrets and Lies well enough, loved Career Girls, was bemused by Topsy Turvy (though I enjoyed the performances), and depressed by All or Nothing. My favorites are Nuts in May, Grown Ups, Naked, and Life is Sweet. I seem to recall that High Hopes was pretty good but I don't remember specifics; and Meantime was interesting (featuring an amazing cast in Gary Oldman, Tim Roth and Alfred Molina) but somehow didn't sink in. He did an amusing one about an undertaker's son, Kiss of Death. I have yet to see Abigail's Party, supposedly one of his best, so I have that to look forward to. I know I've seen Bleak Moments but for the life of me can't remember a moment of it.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 09:00 pm:   

I bought Grown-ups. I need a comedy. Meantime sounds cool. I miss Roth.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 09:11 pm:   

oops I have seen Meantime. Looked it up on IMDB and remember Roth as a skinhead. It was ok, but nothing special as Leigh film. The acting outstripped the direction.
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MarcL
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 11:06 pm:   

Have you seen Nuts in May? It's comedy gold.

Grown Ups has moments that are simultaneously hilarious and desperately sad. So, I don't know if that's going to do it for you. It's very dark comeday, though, so maybe that's what you mean.

Agreed on Meantime.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 11:16 pm:   

Nope. Not yet. I'll get that next. Actually, Grown Ups sounds perfect.
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 06:39 am:   

NAKED was amazing. It totally wiped me out. It astonishes me that David Thewlis kind of faded out after that one. He was so brilliant.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 06:57 am:   

He went to Hollywood.
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 11:59 am:   

I could have sworn he was the oddball friend of Julianne Moore in the Coen Bros.' THE BIG LEBOWSKI. Can anyone confirm this?
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 12:36 pm:   

Can't confirm, but thewlis has become a well paid character actor in a lot of bad movies....
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 01:52 pm:   

The saddest example of this that I can think of is Lee Evans. A comic genius, this guy. He hit the radar in Peter Chelsom's wonderful FUNNY BONES and was sucked into the Hollywood vortex, playing faceless "best friend" characters ever since.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 02:01 pm:   

Yeah, evans is amazing! As is Peter Chelsom. He did sort of funny bit in Mouse Hunt. But....
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 05:07 pm:   

His pantomime routine with the background of the radio announcer calling the fight was one of the funniest bits I've ever seen. Almost superhuman.
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 05:12 pm:   

Speaking of getting sucked into the Hollywood vortex...I just imdb'ed Chelsom and saw he was responsible for TOWN AND COUNTRY and SHALL WE DANCE? Yowch! Weren't those both, no-win, Hindenburg-type project?

A shame, because FUNNY BONES signalled a rare talent: a movie that was unlike anything else. Funny, sad, creepy, nostalgic, fatalistic and hopeful all at once.

Last word on it. No director has yet been able to duplicate the air of impending doom he and Oliver Platt conjure up in that first Vegas showroom scene. A must.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 05:31 pm:   

He did another movie that was good, about an Irish tenor, Ned Beatty. Then he came to H-wood and made some bad movies. Now he's back in England.
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 05:51 pm:   

Thewlis was in Big Lebowski. Haven't seen it, but imdb credits him.
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 06:26 am:   

I think LS means "Hear My Song," which was about the reappearance of a legendary Irish tenor who mysteriously disappeared, I think. Never saw it, but it was supposed to be good.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 07:00 am:   

Yup. That's the one.
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Mastadge
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 07:02 am:   

"I could have sworn he was the oddball friend of Julianne Moore in the Coen Bros.' THE BIG LEBOWSKI"

That is correct.
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 07:32 am:   

It may sound mean, but let's hope the flop of Chelsom's big-budget H-wood pictures will convince him to do something small and independent again.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 08:02 am:   

That's the word, Dave....
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 10:41 am:   

back on the thewlis front, did anybody see his work with Leo di caprio in "Total Eclipse"? It was an interesting premise...
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 10:58 am:   

God, I loathed that movie. I can barely recall Thewlis, DiCaprio stank up the joint so bad. He'd have a made a better Rambo than Rimbaud.
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:45 am:   

Scratch that one off my netflix list...:-)
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:57 am:   

Oh yeah! That's a bowser.
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Mastadge
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 04:04 pm:   

Has anyone seen Max Färberböck's Aimée & Jaguar? Is it any good?
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Lucius
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 06:41 am:   

Nope, not me.

Didn't work last night. Watched two flicks. First up, Kim Ki Duk's latest and one of his best--3-Iron, a story about a man who occupies people's houses while he's away that turns into a love triangle. Then an episode of Cracker The Second Season. For those of you who haven't seen it, this is among the best of British TV. Robbie Coltrane plays a brillliant police pyschiatrist, a drunk, a philanderer, a gambler -- supported by great acting, Christopher Ecclestone as a police inspector for instance. The arc I watched featured Robert Carlisle as a skinhead...Great stuff.
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Dave G.
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 08:23 am:   

Love Robert Carlyle. Anybody see the terrific performance he put in as Hitler in Hitler: The Rise of Evil on CBS?
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Lawrence A
Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2005 - 03:10 am:   

Yeah Robert Carlyle really great range. Never mind Thewlis, what about Mike Leigh? What's he done since NAKED, Leigh is in decline, past his best. As for Thewlis and the crap he's been in since - well he's gotta eat.

I have been trying to get hold of a copy of The Americanisation of Emily, which I have never seen, and cannot get it either on DVD or video. Done some research and turns out that it has not been released on DVD because of some copyright problem (recently resolved? I don't know), apparently a brilliant completely original pull no punches anti-war WW2 film circa '64. But apparently unclassifiable film unlike any other anti-war film made before or since - James Garner and Julie Andrews supposedly in the performances of their careers. Screenplay by Chayevsky.

Anybody here seen it? I assume Lucius has.
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2005 - 05:04 am:   

I saw it some years ago on AMC. It's a romantic comedy slash anti-war film, as I recall. James Coburn has nice part as a junior grade OSS officer. The whole thing turns on some admiral's whim that the first soldier to die on Omaha Beach should be an American, and Garner, a self-professed coward, is coerced into photographing the event. I remember Coburn standing in the surf of some beach, clearly not Omaha, yelling Take pictures! Take pictures! while Garner is trying to avoid enemy fire. It was pretty good, but no Dr. Strangelove. There were quite a few anti-war comedies and war comedies made during the 60s. Two spring to mind. Richard Lester's. How I Won The War, which people either love or hate, and is much more unique a film than the Americaniztion of Emily. It's something of a pyschodrama, very surreal. I liked it. In the war comdey category, What Did You Do During the War, Daddy has excellent comic turns by Coburn, Dick Shawn (LSD in THE PRODUCERS) and Harry Morgan as a demented Colonel who spends the better part of the movies wandering though the catacombs (the movie deals with the Italian campaign), It's a more traditional film, but has some hilarious scenes.

I think you can get EMILY on amazon. On DVD. But maybe I'm wrong.
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2005 - 05:08 am:   

I checked. Emily gets released on DVD on May 10.
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MarcL
Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2005 - 10:29 am:   

Well I found a Korean movie no one needs to watch: TELL ME SOMETHING. It's a pedestrian serial killer thriller with a lot of predictable surprise twists. Someone is killing people, amputating their limbs, and mixing up the parts! The box copy compares it to SEVEN, which I think is mainly due to the derivative opening titles; actually, the whole movie never gets creepier than the title sequence. Pass on this one.

TURTLES CAN FLY is playing in Seattle this week--latest from Bahman Ghobadi, the director of the awesome MAROONED IN IRAQ and depressing yet good A TIME FOR DRUNKEN HORSES. I might make it to a showing.
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2005 - 10:59 am:   

Yeah, I saw Tell Me Something. It's pretty pedestrian. There lots of mediocre Korean films, but their top end is pretty hard to beat.
Hope TURTLES flies.

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MarcL
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 12:24 am:   

Just saw TURTLES CAN FLY and posted my comments in the Movies thread. Short version: See it if you have the chance.
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Lawrence A
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 03:11 am:   

thanks for the info about Emily, Lucius. Have heard about the other movies like What did you do during the war, Daddy, but haven't seen them either.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 04:06 am:   

Thanks, Marc....Will do if it comes here.

No problem, Lawrence
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Dave G.
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 06:34 am:   

Did somebody mention Dick Shawn? He was great, not just in the Producers, but also in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Did he really die onstage?
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 06:38 am:   

He was the John LaRoquette of his day!


Beats me where he died.
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Dave G.
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 07:55 am:   

Lucius, have you heard anything about "Ring of Fire," the Emile Griffith doc?

John LaRoquette? Mr. Night Court could never have pulled off Lorenzo St. Dubois!
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 09:07 am:   

Yeah, Newfield had something to do with it. It's won prizes at festivals. It's got a good rep. Apparently, there's a poignant scene between Griifth and Paret's kid.

Maybe not, but maybe....Name another actor who might have done LSD better, They're of a kind.
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StephenB
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 09:46 am:   

What do you think of DMT Lucius? Probably not worth it?
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Dave G.
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:03 am:   

When I try to think of a recast Lorenzo St. Dubois, for some reason, Will Ferrell and Andy Dick are the only names that come to mind.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:12 am:   

Well, it's interesting. You don't get a lotta bang for your buck, but it's pretty intense. I did ayahausca a couple of times, which has the same psychoactive chemical, but lasts MUCH longer. In fact, it's nothing I wanted to do again. Spending thirty-odd hours in the spirit world or whatever is a brain-shaking body-sickening fucking trip and I didn't particularly want to repeat it. But I inadvertantly took some that was intended for someone else and that was weird. This friend of mine took it, too....also inadvertantly, in a cookie, and then hopped on a board a trans-continental flight. He still doesn't like to talk about it. But DMT....hey, if the shit doesn't kill you (I mean, you know the perils of the street) and you can afford it, it's a little micro-disney escape.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:14 am:   

Ooh....C'mon. Wlll Ferrel and Dick can touch John in his prime. John and Shawn could actually act.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:33 am:   

can't touch John
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Dave G.
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 12:22 pm:   

I only pick those guys because there's a pretty heavy dance element to LSD that I wonder whether the thick-bodied LaRoquette could pull off. No doubt JL could act...hey, I remember Stripes!
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 12:30 pm:   

I think he has body control and can do broad comedy. Whether or not he could do LSD belies my point--Laroquette and Shawn held down similar acting niches.

Will Ferrell's not thickbodied?
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 12:32 pm:   

For instance, I could see LaRoq easily doing Shawn's role in Mad, Mad, World and What Did You During the War, and I could see Shawn doing Blind Date and Mad House and etc.
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Dave G.
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 12:38 pm:   

Yeah, WF's a big-un, but he tends to incorporate more movement into his stuff (eg, the cheerleaders, etc.).

Can't seriously dispute any of your LaRoq observations. I just have not forgiven him for trying to remake "Fawlty Towers." :-) Enjoyed the grotty "Sanford/Chico" ambience of the "The John LaRoquette Show," however.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 12:44 pm:   

Fawlty Towers warn't his idea!
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StephenB
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 01:44 pm:   

So you've tried it. From what I've heard, the brain, specificaly the pineal gland, produces the chemical DMT twice in a lifetime. Once when you're born and once when you die. It supposedly takes the conciousness to another plane or state far away, where there are others, and if you have one selfish thought, you get amediately sent back.
This is likely a myth, but I've also heard once you try DMT, your brain will no longer produce it upon your death. I kind of doubted that when I heard it though, because it doesn't make sense that if you're taking the DMT from an external source, the brain will no longer produce the second dose, if in fact the brain produces it twice. Ayahausca? Where would you find that? Is it natural or designed? Sounds like your friend made a foolish decision..:-)
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StephenB
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 01:47 pm:   

Imagine the highs you could achieve if you had complete mastery of your own brain and the chemicals it can produce.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 02:06 pm:   

Ayahuasca's pretty hard to come by. It's used by Indians in SA. I got exposed to it the first time by a friend who's an anthropologist and was fresh back from Colombia. We took it like the Indians did -- this vile vegetable brew. The second time, I was in the offices of Esquire and we broke into a guy's box of cookies he bought for his wife, who was not in the best of mental health. We figure the guy was trying to fuck her up. Can't say where he got it, but it was ayahuasca. The stuff that happens is unmistakable. Anyway, the indians take it all the time.
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StephenB
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 02:15 pm:   

Yeah, I figured, by the name, that it's probably a natural drug found in C or SA. Similar to peyote?
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Dave G.
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 02:38 pm:   

I've been grinding up and snorting Oxy Clean. You definitely see God, but he looks like Billy Mays and he points out all the stains on your clothes. :-(
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 03:03 pm:   

Much more powerful, much weirder than peyote. The first time I did it, I was basically having these visions of old men and jungles and it was really uncomfortable, hot and all, and my four-year-old woke up crying saying that Daddy was trapped in this bad green place, That's just a taste of how weird it gets. Some strange shit do happen.

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Lucius
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 03:06 pm:   

Peyote's a day at the beach by comparison... Ayahuasca has one hell of a hangover, but the brujos swear by it. :-)

Dave, I switched to Tide for those whiter whites and godlier gods.
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StephenB
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 03:12 pm:   

No doubt. I've yet to try peyote, but I've heard it's pretty much just like mushrooms and LSD, except it lasts longer and makes you vomit violently for awhile. I'd still like to try it sometime, but on a camping trip, in an awesome natural setting.
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StephenB
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 03:19 pm:   

After you come down, do you just sleep and veg it off? Buying a sack of weed and renting some movies would probably be a good hangover day/days.:-)
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 03:29 pm:   

Ah...we're back to movies.
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 03:33 pm:   

There was a bit Terence McKenna said or wrote about abuse of psychedelics which I loved and stole for 37th Mandala. Something about how the crowds of people who took peyote/etc. for random recreational purposes (i.e., the Great American Way) were doing the spiritual equivalent of tearing up wildlands with ATVs: trampling the crap out of the place, throwing spring break parties and blaring their SUV's speakers at full volume, scaring the local critters out of the underbrush, and dumping raw sewage into the pristine streams. Downstream from this, it gets pretty fucked up.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 03:53 pm:   

Terence was a fan of my work. He got me high a couple of times when I was in NY and told his disciples to buy my work. I still get McKenna heads showing up at readings, esp in NYC. We carried on a correspondence for a while before he died. Weird guy.

Yeah, Stephen, peyote's cool. You don't necessarily vomit but you get a serious stomach problem and the stuff tastes like shit. The more often you eat it, the less you can tolerate the taste. Part of peyete culture is devising ways to cover the taste. Pretty much any place becomes a natural setting on peyote. The most I ever took was a massive overdose -- 25 buttons. 5 would be usual. I found, among other things, that 25 imbued me with an interesting sense of morality. I considered calling the cops on a party because I thought it would be interesting for the partygoers. Fortunately, I refrained. There's some other stuff that happened of which I'm not too sure....Anyway
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StephenB
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 04:08 pm:   

That's heroic. I think I'd start with 5.:-)
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StephenB
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 04:13 pm:   

I usually have a pretty strong stomach anyway. The only time I've vomited on mushrooms was when I was 17. I had just pounded back a mickey, smoked a big joint, then chowed back 5 grams. The room got very colorful, but when I stood up...

I know some people who will only do LSD, because of stomach issues.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 04:24 pm:   

Well, they're missing out. LSD is the Camaro of psychoactive drugs.
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StephenB
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 04:28 pm:   

:-)
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 04:29 pm:   

What's the Geo?
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Dave G.
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 04:58 pm:   

Sniffing fresh copies off a vintage grade-school ditto machine.

No, I'm sorry. That's the Segway...
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 05:12 pm:   

The Geo? Half the styrofoam core of a Wyamine inhaler, eaten, or six ounces of pre-legislation Romilar.

I know my drugstore johnsons! :-)
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 05:18 pm:   

Then there's the Doombuggy version: hyperventilating then squeezing your own carotid arteries till you pass out on the Haunted Mansion ride. Once you faint, you release the pressure and so you don't die. Usually.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 05:46 pm:   

You oughta try that Wyamine inhalant, man! Only thing is, you burp menthiol for the next 12 hours. :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 08:26 pm:   

Got Grown Ups in the mail today, but I'm not going to watch it until later in the week.

Tonight, I'm gon watch me a little Frank Black and the Millennium Group....Season 2
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 09:14 pm:   

Oh yeah...Season 2...that's the hardcore stuff...best season finale ever.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 09:28 pm:   

Yup. :-)

Do you know how to pony.....?
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 09:38 pm:   

Opening titles of Deadwood always remind me of the opening titles of Millennium.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:34 pm:   

Yeah, sorta....

Only made it though the first episode....but good to see Lance again....
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 11:01 pm:   

Gotta love that gravelly voice. We wanted to give him a character voice in our game but he was already doing an Apocalypse game...which bit the dust shortly thereafter. Maybe next time!
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 06:13 am:   

My cousin E was a big kid, 6'11'. but he wasn't a good basketball player. Slow and white and heavy-legged. His mother my aunt, was a horrible parent. Seeing that E was struggling with adolescence, rather than nurturing him, she taunted him for being big, made his life miserable. He developed a stammer and manifested other symptoms of her abuse.
He left home at 18 and 6 years later landed a job at the King Ranch in Florida, a big bhrama bull producer. By the time he was 27, he had risen to foreman and drove a Corvette with a pair of horns on the hood. Then he molested an 11-year-old boy and was put away in a sanitarium for five years. He got better; he wasn't a serial molester, he was just acting out and never reoffended. Today he's a born again Christian and owns a car dealership in Virginia.

Reason I mention this, his voice sounds exactly like Lance Hendricksens. I bet you could get him cheap!

:-)
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Dave G.
Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 06:32 am:   

I had an uncle who could do a great Dom Deluise. He would work for food. :-)
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MarcL
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 - 03:51 pm:   

I finally watched VERA DRAKE last night. I expected to be mildly bored, but I really wasn't; the period details are great, and the movie looks beautiful in addition to being well acted and nicely constructed. Imelda Staunton gave a fine performance, but it was the supporting cast that really carried the film, since her role required a long stretch of remorseful weeping for the second half of the movie. Nice balancing act of family dynamics. If you're not burned out on Mike Leigh, I recommend it. It was a lot more entertaining than ALL OR NOTHING, which was like repeated stabs in the heart.
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Lucius
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 - 04:05 pm:   

Yeah, I'm interested in Vera Drake. I intend to pick it up. I just didn't much like Topsy Turvy and a few of the recent ones. I didn't hate them but I didn't love them either.

Repeated stabs to the heart, huh. I'll forego, then, recommending a film I saw last night.
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MarcL
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 - 04:21 pm:   

I often love movies of that sort. I just found that one particularly brutal, with not enough of the other light stuff mixed in that I usually find in Leigh's films. I thought Career Girls was great, if you haven't seen that. Some really memorable characters.

I've gotta track down a copy of ALICE'S PARTY.
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Lucius
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 - 04:33 pm:   

Have you ever seen Dancer in the Dark? That film, which I thought brilliant, just wrecked me. I never want to see it again -- hell, I don't have to.

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MarcL
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 - 04:43 pm:   

That's one I do want to see again, wreckage and all.
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Lucius
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 - 10:08 pm:   

Yeah, well. I couldn't take the ending. Maybe later...much later.

Watched some of the first season of Cracker tonight. Great stuff. Better written than the second season, though not by much.
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StephenB
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 - 10:20 pm:   

I haven't seen Dancer yet. I will. But I've heard that Bijork doesn't ever want to act in a movie again because of her experience.
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Lucius
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 - 10:26 pm:   

Lars is rough on his leading ladies...
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StephenB
Posted on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 10:50 am:   

The man probably has his fair share of issues as often brilliant creative people do. I wonder what his next leading lady will have to say...
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CHRIS
Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 01:58 pm:   

I LOVE BIJORK AND ERNEST GONZALEA 4 LIFE!!!!
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TORI
Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 02:00 pm:   

BIJORK IS THE BOM BABY I LOVE HER SONGS. AND I ALSO LOVE T.I BY TORI SMITH OAKLAND CA AND DINUBA CA
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JACKIE GOOD
Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 02:02 pm:   

I LOVE ERNEST GONZALEZ & BIJORK
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MarcL
Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 10:55 pm:   

I LOVE ERNEST GOES TO CAMP WITH BJORK.
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JOHN KLIMA
Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - 12:53 pm:   

EVERYONE IS SHOUTING! LOUD NOISES!

JK
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - 01:00 pm:   

I LOVE SWEET AND SOUR BJORK!
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Minz
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 06:06 am:   

ISN'T IT TRUE SHE TOOK HER NAME FROM THE SWEDISH CHEF ON THE MUPPET SHOW? (Ernstie bernie borny bork boo, bjork, bjork, bjork.)
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JOHN KLIMA
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 06:55 am:   

I DON'T KNOW, SOUNDS PLAUISBLE! I DO KNOW THAT SHE MARRIED (LIVING WITH?) THE GUY WHO DIRECTED THE CREMASTER MOVIES!

http://www.cremaster.net (NSFW)
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A Chicken
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 07:35 am:   

BJORK. THE NEW WHITE MEAT.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 08:11 am:   

PUT A BJORK IN IT!
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 09:03 am:   

DON'T JUDGE A BJORK BY ITS COVER!
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 09:40 am:   

These are not non sequiters, but part of an ongoing conversation as you will see upon closer reading. NOW GO BJORK YOURSELF! :-)
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NOT Howard Waldrop
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 10:19 am:   

BJORK! The sound a trout makes when it hits a fly.
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 10:50 am:   

Hey, if ya can't be good, Bjork...
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Still Not Howard
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 10:54 am:   

I dunno why everyone's so mean to the lady; she puts on her swansuit one leg at a time like everybody else.
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 11:03 am:   

I'm not mean, I'm just in a Bjork state of mind...
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 11:19 am:   

You mean, A New Bjork state of mind....
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A Chicken
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 11:24 am:   

Bjork has poultry envy.

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