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I didnt recognize a quote Stork, but glad you enjoyed Wristcutters. Also, Beetlejuice really isn't that great. Its an ok film with a cool performance.

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I had a much larger opinion of this movie as well as the short film that's essentially a spin off (Hotel Chevalier), but my browser crashed and it's gone. Therefore, I'll say this: Liked it more than Tenanbaums and Bottle Rocket, but not as much as my favorite of Wes Anderson's movies: Rushmore. Hotel Chevalier ties in wonderfully, and Anderson's style translates perfectly. 8/10

Better than Tenenbaums? wow. Thats probably the first time I've heard that. Limited was good, but really forgettable.

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Be Kind Rewind isn't on the level of Eternal Sunshine, but I think it does its premise as well as it possibly could have and its an amusing little film. Not one I feel passionate about or would recommend watching from beginning to end, but the middle of the film, where all the spoofs happen, is pretty good.

Also, without Jack Black I truly doubt the cheap remakes of films would be funny.

6/10
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The script sucks and Hayden, who I never really had a problem with before, is a bore to watch. Just no on-screen presence. I've loved all of Liman's work up until this one; Jumper is just a terrible movie.

2/10

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I love James Stewart in this film and there are some cute touches w/ Harvey and amusing moments with his sister, but this is hardly an excellent film.

6/10
There Will Be Blood - I took my mom to see it on the big screen. She loved The Fountain so I feel confident in taking her to see challenging films. To my surprise, she didn't like it and the woman in front of us even turned around after the movie and proclaimed "that was weird (I agree). Its so hard to see a good movie anymore (now thats crazy talk)."

Its an exhausting film. Almost feels like its never going to end, yet I still love it. The part of me that wants to be a respected film critic says its the best film of 2007, while the other part of me says I'm just trying to persuade myself and 300 is still the best. Its impossible to compare the two and 300 is certainly more entertaining, but I'll at least say that this should definitely win best picture. No Country is certainly more accessible, though compared to Atonement it really isn't mainstream at all, but while watching There Will Be Blood I just feel this sense of importance. Like I'm watching a film that will be discussed and admired forever. People call it ambitious. When they say that it makes me think they mean it didn't live up to its capabilities. I call this film "perfection."

10/10

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Great, fun show. Well-developed characters and hilarious moments. There are also lots of cool cameos from Ben Stiller, Kyle Gass, and Will Ferrell. I wish there were more episodes to watch.

8/10

I'm off to finish watching Freaks and Geeks (Im on ep. 4).
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Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works

Really not a big fan at all of this kind of music. Music where the instrument playing is good, but the vocals are nothing but screaming. The Dillinger Escape Plan does a lot of different things on this record, though, like on Milk Lizard which features some jazz in the background. I really enjoyed the creativity on this album and of course the sheer power of some of the metal songs. This usually wouldn't be something I'd like to listen to over and over, but I guess it's because Dillinger Escape Plan didn't go overboard with the screaming and allowed me to hear the music more is the reason why I liked it.

Top 3:

Milk Lizard
Black Bubblegum
Fix Your Face

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Battles - Mirrored

Not a big fan of this record. I really just got tired of listening to mainly instrumentals after a while. Still, there are some tracks that I really like, though they did have to grow on me.

Top 3:

Atlas
Tonto
Leyendecker

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The Go! Team - Thunder Lightning Strike

Love this album. It makes me want to get up, party, dance, and karate kick something.

Top 3:

Huddle Formation
Ladyflash
Junior Kickstart
If you like Alexander Payne's movies, don't leave out his criminally underwatched Citizen Ruth. And I assume you've seen Sideways?

Yeah, I'll definitely check out Citizen Ruth and I have seen Sideways. Excellent film.

And I really need to watch Dark City again.
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A fun, easy watch. I definitely need to see About Schmidt now.

8/10
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Now I know why this really wasnt nominated for Best Foreign Film? Because its not that great. It feels realistic with its close direction and natural dialogue, but I just didn't find it all that interesting. Certainly more interesting than the snoozefest that is The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, but I don't see a point to this film. There's no twists and nothing is said that isn't obvious. Abortion is tough and those who go through it aren't the same afterwards; thanks for that lesson 4 months.

5/10
Travis Young posted in the forum: The Longest Thread!
whats it like being a c*ck juggling thunderc*nt??

who can guess the movie?

P.S. the initial question is directed at you jacks

blade 3
They also don't exist anymore, this is the only album they released (aside from an EP and a remix album). I saw them twice live and they're pretty rad. The one guy went on to form MSTRKRFT.

Yeah, that really sucks. I havent listened to MSTRKRFT yet, but it's next on my list.

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Rolling Stone's Best Album of 2007 and my favorite new discovery: M.I.A's Kala.

Kala is a fresh album with killer beats and a unique rhyme style. I don't love every song, but every song has something to it that I really enjoy.

Top 3:

Paper Planes (I'll be playing this over and over until I hate it.)
20 Dollar (she uses Where is my Mind? in the chorus.)
Bamboo Banga
CP, I really never at any point had interest in seeing it.

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Clever and amusing at times, but the lack of a storyline caused me to lose interest. I'm in the "Star Wars should have won Best Picture" camp.

5/10

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Wooo-Ah!

Scent of a Woman has one of the best scripts I've seen and Pacino is a force of nature.

8/10
Travis Young posted in the forum: Southland Tales
On the film? It was an incoherent mess. Its not entertaining nor is it interesting. Just frustrating. Its certainly ambitious and I bet reading the books helps A LOT, but solely watching the film...its a painful watch.
The Golden Compass - well that didn't make sense at all. A fast-paced trip to nowhere. I have a sneaky feeling that had I read the book, I would've known what the hell was going on, but, alas, I hadn't so I was left with a rushed, incoherent and incomprehensible attempt at a plot featuring improperly explained characters and situations. The daemon idea was intriguing, though, and the daemons themselves were amusing - and visually stunning like everything else. 4/10

Definitely not interested in ever watching that.

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Never had any intention on ever watching this, but after hearing a discussion on three sea shells, I had to see it.

Demolition Man is silly and not meant to be taken seriously, but its still not much fun to watch. Snipes is very good, with awesome hair, but unfortunately Stallone isn't someone you can cheer for. He's a terrible cop, so its hard to want to see him beat Snipes.

Overall, its easy to watch and amusing at times, but I wouldn't recommend it to many people.

5/10

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File this under: Spoofs Down Right.

7/10
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My recent viewing of the original Planet of the Apes made me curious as to what you guys thought of Tim Burton's 2001 version.


Most people really seem to hate it (though I did find Roeper enjoyed it even more than the original). I thought it was good. It thankfully does a lot of things different from the original and though its not as good, it does have a cool visual style, the make-up was extraordinary, and Roth transformed himself completely into a very memorable bad guy. I don't think anyone can honestly argue those points.

Unlike the original, the apes are really more interesting than Wahlberg or any other human. As for the ending, that infamous ending...it was cool when I first saw it and then a second later after the credits roll I realized it made no sense at all. Its annoying to even try to figure out plausible explanations.

So, overall I don't think its great, but I do think it gets hated on as a bad film unjustly. Disappointing, sure, but not that bad.
Never noticed the 2046 quote in the sig, very nice Kross.

Cool to see someone else has seen it. I loved it even though I have no idea how to explain it. I still need to watch Days of Being Wild and In the Mood for Love.

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Not much action, especially compared to Burton's film, but Planet of the Apes is effective in telling a good story. I love scenes like the court room scene where you can just imagine if it was you in Heston's position and how you'd feel and handle it.

8/10

btw, pretty bad dvd cover there. I mean, I know the ending of this film is right up there with the twist in Empire Strikes Back, still, its ridiculous that a film would spoil its ending on the DVD cover. Granted, I knew a lot about this film before now seeing it for the first time and I still really enjoyed it, so I guess its not that big of a deal.
Travis Young posted in the forum: Could I date you!?
Bolger can have my sloppy seconds any time.

by the way iluvjack...Do you like Huey Lewis and the News?

Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercial and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far much more bitter, cynical sense of humour.
I watched Mighty Ducks on that site, Bartlett on another.

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A highly enjoyable film with a tremendous performance from Gosling. Its predictability hurts it a little, but its charm and humor never falters.

7/10
Travis Young posted in the forum: Could I date you!?
Hi iluvjack, I hope we can go out some time:

I live in the American Gardens Building on W. 81st Street on the 11th floor. I'm 27 years old. I believe in taking care of myself and a balanced diet and rigorous exercise routine. In the morning if my face is a little puffy I'll put on an ice pack while doing stomach crunches. I can do 1000 now. After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then I apply an herb-mint facial mask which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.

I enjoy threesomes with hookers, comparing business cards with fellow co-workers, and I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke.
Rocho, very surprised you didn't love Shoot Em Up since, as you mentioned, you're a fan of Running Scared and Crank. I didn't like either of those films and I really hated Shoot Em Up. Only thing I liked about it was the whole Bugs Bunny vs Elmer Fudd concept. Even that got old quick though. I do really like the Transporter. Not perfect at all, but I love that opening BMW scene and the fight scenes are some of the best.

And I agree with you on Kalifornia, Eric. Not bad, but disappointing movie.

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This will most likely be Anton Yelchin's (Charlie Bartlett) Ferris Bueller. The way he plays the character and the personality of him, sort of reminicent of Schwartzman in Rushmore, will be hard to forget. Now Charlie Bartlett, the film, is no Ferris Bueller's Day's Off and I wouldn't go as far as calling it great, but it has a lot of charm and clever moments. Overall, an above average film.

Also, Robert Downey Jr. is once again awesome. I've loved everything I've seem him in since Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and his talent as an actor is not overstated.

7/10

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Genuinely a great movie. Memorable characters, lines, and moments.

Quack Quack Quack...

8/10

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Some funny moments like the knife fight (classic), but overall I found it uninteresting.

4/10
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Amusing; not a classic.

7/10