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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WILD HOGS

Finally saw this on ppv
Couldn't find anyone to go see it with me, when it was in the theaters
everyone thought it would suck

ok
it's KINDA lame
the ending is FAIRLY lame
but it doesn't TOTALLY suck

started off with a great joke, anyway

to show how crappy these middle-aged guys' lives are...

one guy is trying to write some how-to book
but his wife makes him go back to his janitor job
and the first day back at the store
the mexican kid at the counter
points at the bathroom
which is covered with bio-hazzard-disaster tape Laughing
and says:
"Sorry, mon--some huge fat trucker musta shit a whole cow in there
I saw my father shot--and I never cried until today
I was robbed this morning-and now I know YOU have the bad job!"

then, in ninety nine minutes, there are almost several jokes that funny, i guess Confused Laughing
lots of motorcycle-related sight gags

ok comedy movie
not utterly gut-busting

but some comedy movies i just can't stand
like most adam sandler stuff
and a hell of a lot of jim carey stuff
some of that stuff is just too goofball
like it's meant for five-year-olds

this one is, at least, consistantly amusing

ray liotta is great


peter fonda and marisa tomei showing up was pretty cool
she's as cute as ever
and he seems as retarded as ever Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldie but goodie:
MAVERICK
the movie based on the sixties tv show western comedy-drama
came out in 1994
just watched it again on tv
forgot how funny it was in places
jody foster
mel gibson as Maverick
james garner (the original maverick, in the old tv series), plays a crooked old sheriff-
-in as many scenes as anyone else, almost--gibson gets a few more, maybe
"Maverick" was like "the wild wild west"--but it could meld the deadly serious
and, (when it hit it's intended mark), mark twain-level epic old west hijinks irony-comedy
perfectly
even better than "the wild wild west" did
("the www" got a little more campy, and cornball--it was like wild west "batman", almost)

and the movie hits that mark in many places

example:
I love this one scene, where Maverick's Indian friends take him to their
secret hang-out, and IT'S YOSEMITE VALLEY! Shocked Razz
(NO IDEA WHY THERE'S GRASS ON THE LENS, GOT THIS SHOT OFF THE INTERNET)

The next morning, they are camped right down there in the center of the valley--off in the distance,
right back beyond that tree, in the middle--way down there at the bottom of Half Dome


SO, MAVERICK LOOKS AROUND, AND GOES: "Man! You guys REALLY know how to pick 'em, don't ya?!"
And his Indian Chief, buddy says: "Yeah, we're thinkin' next time you guys come and try and run us off our land,
we're gonna move to some stinking, worthless bog, and then maybe you'll finally leave us alone."
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SCI-FI CHANNEL
MADE FOR TV 4 HOUR MINISERIES
THE LEGEND OF EARTHSEA
2004


DO NOT WATCH
IF YOU READ THE BOOKS, THIS WILL JUST PISS YOU OFF
IF YOU HAVEN'T, IT WILL TOTALLY CONFUSE YOU WHEN YOU READ THE BOOKS
BECAUSE IT HAS VIRTUALLY NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM


dang
i found this movie playing on the sci-fi channel called the legend of
earthsea and i thought i was gonna be able to recommend a cool movie to you
because it was a story about a magic academy that rowling was
influenced by when she wrote the harry potter books
actually it told the story of a young wizard from age 7 to 80
and there were two academies
or orders
and one was a purely female priestess wizard cult
it was more intense
and for adults, more than the potter books
and was written in the sixties by ursula k le guin
but it turns out it was a four hour miniseries put out by the sci-fi channel in 2004
and they didn't JUST change it just a teensy bit
like with lord of the rings
from the original story
just because they had to save a little time to make the movie
etc
etc
they completely wrote some whole new story that virtually has not one
single dang thing to do with the original books!
Shocked
except most of the names of the charactors

WHY?
WHY, LORD, OH WHY?

no wonder no-one ever heard of this thing
every review i've read about it on the internet blasts it as an obscene travesty

why would someone blow their chance at a great movie
by just taking the name off a famous story
and making a completely different story?
all you've done there is automatically guarantee that every fan of the
books is gonna hate yer guts
and that's exactly what happened

duh!

once again i ask: WHY?
they spent SOME money on this
they hired danny glover and isabella rosalinni
and it's four hours
why didn't they even TRY to make the real movie
actually based on the books?

craziest thing i ever heard of
literally the stupidest move
in book-to-movie enterprise
i've ever come across

i always thought someone would make these earthsea books the next big
lord of the rings/harry potter type phenom success
but this isn't it
someone may still do it
in the future
but this ain't it
it's still wide open to happen
because i'm watching this thing
and it's not the books i read

you really ought to find the books and read them
anyone who liked the harry potter books would like these
they are like the adult --more deadly serious--version of harry potter
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here
allow me to just post ONE review i found on the internet movie data base
just to give you an idea of how intense the books are
this will just whet yer appetite
if you've never read these books


14 out of 18 people found the following comment useful :-
A brief list of things that are wrong with this mini-series, Just off the top of my head., 19 December 2004

Author: imdb-5184 from New York, NY


*** This comment may contain spoilers ***


What an abortion.

1) Ged does not have a girlfriend. He shows off to the black-haired sallow
(East Asian?) half-witch daughter of an evil sorceress who both repels
and attracts him. She does not wish him well.

2) Ged's Dad is not a blustery stock comedy character. He is an ill-
tempered village blacksmith who does not hesitate to beat Ged and is far
more menacing than cuddly.

3) The witch of Ten Alders, Ged's first teacher is not a motherly good
witch type. She is strange and fey and tries to enslave Ged with her spells.

4) The battle of Ten Alders is not fought in daylight and does not involve
Ged singlehandedly tricking the Kargides into going over a cliff.

5) The title 'Magus' is never used in the books.

6) oh, yeah GED is the secret name and Sparrowhawk is the use name.
Additionally before he is given the name Ged by Ogion, his name is Duny.

7) There are no girls at the school of Roke. Women become village
witches or evil sorceresses (kind of a high-born witch) but never mages.

Cool The Doorkeeper of the school of Roke is not an amusing trickster, but
a mysterious, mild but powerful mage, one of the nine Masters of Roke.

9) Jasper is politely condescending to Ged, but it is mostly Ged's own
sense of inferiority that causes him to take such extreme umbrage.

10) Vetch is not a fat stock comic sidekick character, but a stolid stout-
hearted friend, occasionally light-hearted but mostly serious and with a
great deal of the good sense that initially Ged lacks.

11) The Archmage Nemmerle spends all his power and his life closing the
hole that Ged creates to summon Elfarran.

12) It takes Ged a whole year to recover from the attack of the shadow
and he is described as seriously scarred.

13) Jasper does not become a Mage.

14) I don't even know where to begin with the dragon thing, but the
dragon that Ged defeats by using his name is Yevaud, the corrupt dragon
of Pendor, not Orm Embar eldest and wisest of all dragon kind. Way too
much wrong here to even go into.

15) Kossil is not a young blonde junior priestess vixen, she is a heavyset
middle-aged High Priestess of the Kargish God-King who believes only in power.

16) The God-King is not hunting Ged, sleeping with his priestess or
making war on the Inner Islands. He doesn't even come into the story.

17) Tenar is not a junior priestess, she is Arha, the reincarnation of the
High Priestess of the Nameless Ones. Technically she is the Senior
Priestess of the Temple complex.

1Cool Thar is not some kind of beautiful, kind and wise mother superior.
She is the tall, thin High Priestess of the Twin Gods who is stern but fair
and not cruel to the young Arha.

19) The Nameless Ones are quite different from the shadow that comes
through the hole that Ged opens. The Nameless ones are ancient,
chthonian, maleficient powers bound to the place of the Stones. The
shadow that comes through the hole is more like that evil that lurks in
Ged's own heart given form and power.

20) The Nameless Ones do not need to be kept from escaping into the
world. They just don't do that - they are bound to the tombs of Atuan.
Arha's job is to propitiate the Nameless Ones with rituals and blood
offerings. In the past the Nameless Ones were consulted as an oracle but
not at the time of the tales.

21) Invade Roke? Please. Things that threaten Roke can't even GET
there. The Roke wind blows them away.

22) The shadow does not talk to Ged and profer the usual
"You can't know the POW-ah of the DARK SIDE" kind of temptations

23) Vetch is not killed by the gebbeth and brought back to life.

24) There is no 'Amulet of Elfarran' The thing that Ged and Tenar put back
together is the Ring of Erreth-Akbe which when rejoined allows them to
recover the lost rune of peace. This does not magically kill all monsters,
make the sun shine brighter and bring forth in Earthsea goodwill to men.

25) Ged and Tenar do not kiss and become lovers. In fact in Tehanu it's
mentioned that Mages are celibate and that this is currently enforced with
spells which make it impossible to even think of them that way.

26) Oh, yes there's PLENTY more…


**************************************************
Shocked Laughing
INTENSE, EH?

GOT YOU INTERESTED YET?

just a few more, that I, myself, remember
from reading the books
flippin' DECADES ago:
IN THE BOOKS
ALL THE HERO CHARACTORS ARE BLACK OR MAYBE BROWN LIKE POLYNESIANS
NOT WHITE WITH BLOND HAIR Rolling Eyes

THE AUTHOR, MS LE GUIN, SPENDS WHOLE BOOKS DEALING WITH THE,
(HIGHLY EVIL, DARK AND DANGEROUS), FEMALE ORDER--NOT JUST
HAVING A FEW KINDLY NUNS APPEAR ONCE IN A WHILE
FOR NO DISCERNABLE REASON Rolling Eyes

I SEEM TO REMEMBER GED BEING TAUGHT THAT A HEALING WIZARD
SHOULD "HEAL THE SICK--COMFORT THE AFFLICTED--BIND UP THAT
WHICH IS BROKEN--RETURN THAT WHICH WAS LOST-BUT LET THE
CLEARLY DYING GO WHERE THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO, DAMMIT!"

BUT HE CROSSED OVER THE CRAGGY STONE FENCE OF DEATH, IN THE
NETHER REALM, TO PURSUE AND BRING BACK THE SOUL OF A DYING
LITTLE GIRL--BECAUSE HE FEELS SORRY FOR HER-
-WHEN HE SHOULDN'T HAVE
(SHE IS FREELY, AND FLEETLY SPEEDING INTO THE OTHER SIDE--LIKE A
FOCUSED LITTLE GIRL WITH A DESTINATION--AND SHE LEAPS THE FENCE-
-AND HE CHARGES IN AFTER HER, TO BRING HER BACK)

AND THIS ALLOWS A SHADOW OF HIMSELF
A GEBBETH
TO CROSS THE FENCE INTO THIS WORLD
WHEN HE COMES BACK INTO THIS DIMENSION

IT SCREWS UP THE WHOLE UNIVERSE
AND BRINGS LINGERING MISERY, AND TERROR-FOR THE REST OF HIS,
AND EVERYONE ELSE'S, LIFE
AND HE TAKES A WHOLE YEAR JUST TO RECOVER FROM ONE ENCOUNTER WITH THE SHADOW

IT'S HIS BIGGEST MISTAKE IN THE WHOLE TRILOGY

IN THIS "MOVIE", THEY HAVE SOME TOTALLY OTHER CORNBALL
SIMPLISTIC THING HAPPENING WHERE A "NAMELESS ONE" CHANGES
FROM A PRETTY BLOND PRINCESS GHOST INTO A MOTH EATEN DEMON
HARPY AND TRIES TO CHEW ON HIS FACE
BECAUSE GED, AND ANOTHER WIZARD BRAT, AT THE ACADEMY, HAVE
SOME "SUMMON THE DEAD" HARRY POTTER TYPE CONTEST Rolling Eyes
AND THEY CALL THIS "DAWN OF THE DEAD"/TYPE ZOMBIE THING THE GEBBETH


IN THE BOOK, THE NAMELESS ONES WERE SOMETHING ELSE
AND FAR MORE INTENSE THAN A MERE PESKY DAMN GEBBETH

A NAMELESS ONE THINKS GEBBETHS WEAR PINK UNDERWEAR

Laughing

Quote:
22) The shadow does not talk to Ged and
profer the usual "You can't know the POW-ah of the DARK SIDE" kind of temptations


CORRECT
IN THE BOOKS
THE SHADOW SPEAKS TO GED ONE TIME
AND ONE TIME ONLY
AND IT'S JUST A DARK, EVIL VOID INSIDE A STINKING ROTTING COWL-HOOD GARMENT
HE COMES UP TO HIM AND WHISPERS ONE WORD :
"GED"

AND IT'S EERIE AS HELL, AND SCARES THE SHIT OUT OF YOU
BECAUSE GED IS HIS REAL NAME, THAT NO-ONE IS EVER SUPPOSED TO KNOW,
BECAUSE IF YOU KNOW SOMETHING'S REAL NAME
YOU HAVE POWER OVER IT

IN THIS IDIOT MOVIE, THEY EVEN SWITCH THE EXOTERIC (COMMONLY KNOWN) NAME:
SPARROWHAWK
WITH THE ESOTERIC (SECRET) NAME:
GED
HE'S CALLED GED BY EVERYBODY AND THEIR BROTHER
AND HE EVEN GOES AND TELLS A BUNCH OF PEOPLE HIS SECRET NAME IS SPARROWHAWK

THEY GOT THAT EXACTLY 180 DEGREES WRONG
WHY, LORD, OH WHY? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BARHAR!
CHECK OUT THE WORDING THIS PERSON USED IN THEIR REVIEW: Laughing

Oh god what have they done, 13 December 2004

Author: kefka86 from America


It's terrible. I think this derives itself from the fact that Miss LeGuin had
nothing to do with it. If you go to her homepage you will be happy to see
that she too denounces it. The mini-series mangles the books. It was
painful to watch. Why do these people feel this need to alter things in the
book that did NOT need to be changed. And add to these movies
something terrible that they think should be there?

Why did they change his name? DEAR LORD WHY!?! His True Name is
GED! NOT SPARROWHAWK!...

And as to the Shadow. Why can't Hollywood realize that shapeless things
are just as scary if not more so than things with a shape.


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Shocked Laughing Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

finally saw MAN ON THE MOON
the movie with jim carey
about andy kaufman

didn't watch it when it first came out
partially because i never got the song by REM
could never understand the words
and didn't see what andy kaufman had to do with a man walking on the moon

when everyone on earth is acting like they get something that i don't get
i just let them have that
fine
take it
knock yerself out

now i saw the movie
i feel exactly the same
and i still don't get why andy kaufman seemed to think that if an audience didn't laugh very long
when he'd come on stage and read THE GREAT GATSBY by F.SCOTT FITZGERALD
then they didn't GET his comedy

i thought the thing with him wrestling with women WAS funny
back when he was doing it
and I don't GET why people didn't like that
or why the audience of saturday night live voted him off the show forever

i NEVER GOT his alter ego tony with the tuxedo and the hairpiece

that's about all you can say about this movie

it never clears up anything or changes anything about anything i ever
thought or wondered or cared about kaufman and his career
seems like most people didn't get his comedy
but now everyone supposedly gets this movie Rolling Eyes

the fact that they brought all the real people from taxi to be in the
movie
and the real-time david letterman
etc
was kinda cool


kinda weird seeing mary lu henner pretend to be her younger self in the taxi sitcom days

and it was weird when they would show the old cast
but, since danny devito was already playing andy's manager or agent
they couldn't exactly show HIM sitting there Laughing

weird movie
kinda entertaining because i remember all the things that hit the news
and saturday night live
etc
when it was happening
but i still don't get why andy kaufman got so pissed off when people didn't
like stuff like him reading the great gatsby for five hours

that's pushing the envelope?
that's "edgy" comedy?

and i still do NOT get that "tony" guy alter ego with the hairpiece

he shows up onstage with the hairpiece after andy's dead
and REM plays that idiot meaningless song as the credits roll

ok
a guy with a lot of comedy that no-one got
and a song that makes no sense

fine
knock yerself out
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HEAD
Monkees movie
1968

anyone ever seen this thing?

i missed it when it came out
and it disaPPEARED TOTALLY
AND FAST

I ALWAYS READ THAT WAS BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH A TRIPPY MOVIE
TOO FAR AHEAD OF ITS TIME

BUT NOW I SEE IT
I
THINK IT DISAPPEARED BECAUSE NO ONE COULD UNDERSTAND IT
AND THAT'S NOT BECAUSE IT WAS AHEAD OF ITS TIME
IT'S BECAUSE IT'S SENSELESS AND MINDLESS TO A HUGE DEGREE

IT SEEMS TO BE A SERIES OF MONKEES SKITS THAT DIDN'T MAKE IT INTO THE TV SERIES
TRYING TO BE A ZANY BEATLES MOVIE

BUT THE JOKES ARE ONLY FUNNY BECAUSE THEY ARE UNEXPECTED AND MAKE NO SENSE
NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE WRY AND SARCASTIC AND REALLY FUNNY--WITH SOME INTELLIGENCE
LIKE IN THE BEATLES MOVIES

AND THERE IS NO PLOT TO CONNECT THE SERIES OF SIGHT-GAG SKITS
JUST SOME GENERAL NEBULOUS "THEME" THAT THE FAKE TV WORLD THE MONKEES WERE PRETENDING TO BE TRAPPED IN
ISN'T REAL
AND THEY ARE TRYING TO BREAK OUT
BUT THEY ALWAYS JUST BREAK INTO THE NEXT FAKE TV FANTASY SET SKIT

BUT YOU GET THE DISTINCT FEELING THAT THIS IS ALL JUST THE CHEAP EXCUSE TO DO A SERIES OF SILLY SKITS...

THEY HAD ALL THESE MOVIE SETS
AND COSTUMES
BUT NO PLOT
NO SCRIPT
NO JOKES
SO, WHY LET THAT STOP YOU?
GO AHEAD
MAKE A MOVIE Confused
A SERIES OF MEANINGLESS SKITS
BUT DON'T EVEN END ANY SKIT
JUST SHOW THE MONKEES TEARING INTO ANOTHER BACKSTAGE SET
AND DO ANOTHER PARTIAL, MEANINGLEESS SKIT
AND IT'LL BE A TRIPPY COMMENTARY ON BEING THE MONKEES
TRAPPED IN A FAKE, MEANINGLESS WORLD

THAT'S THE ONLY GENIUS OF THE MOVIE
THEY FOUND A WAY TO MAKE A SERIES OF SILLY PARTIAL SKITS
INTO SOMETHING THEY COULD CALL A MOVIE
WITH NO PLOT
THEY DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TO FINISH ONE SINGLE SKIT
THIS TOOK NO SCRIPT
JUST HAVE EVERYONE IN COSTUMES
SAYING MEANINGLESS THINGS
AND IT'LL BE A FUNNY/SERIOUS/AHEAD-OF-ITS-TIME COMMENTARY


THIS MOVIE WAS WRITTEN BY JACK NICHOLSON Rolling Eyes


(SOME OF THE PSYCHEDELIC PHOTOGRAPHY, IN THE DIS-JOINTED SKITS
IS, INDEED, RATHER TRIPPY
THAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT THE MOVIE)


Well, OK...
there was one good joke
the monkees walk into an empty diner
and the waitress says
"Well, if it isn't god's gift to the eight year olds!
Hey Davy--I hear yer trying to change yer image....why don't you have them write you some talent?"

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dwylbtzle wrote:
SCI-FI CHANNEL
MADE FOR TV 4 HOUR MINISERIES
THE LEGEND OF EARTHSEA
2004


DO NOT WATCH
IF YOU READ THE BOOKS, THIS WILL JUST PISS YOU OFF
IF YOU HAVEN'T, IT WILL TOTALLY CONFUSE YOU WHEN YOU READ THE BOOKS
BECAUSE IT HAS VIRTUALLY NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM


you really ought to find the books and read them
anyone who liked the harry potter books would like these
they are like the adult --more deadly serious--version of harry potter


I think you also just described every Dune movie I've ever
seen. My opinion is whoever tries to take those books to a movie should
sign an agreement, as a contingency, that if they try any of the books in
less than 3 movies, ALL of the Herbert faithful get to take a swing at
them with a cat of 9 tails.


Why is it 3 days of news in this day and age that Dumbledore
was gay.

Personally I think that was too much information, but say it and get over it.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah
i remember being totally disgusted with the dune movie
especially when they depicted space/time warp travel as being huge floating worms FARTING!
i swear to god
they show huge floating worms FARTING SUB-ATOMIC PLASMA-FIRE, OR SOME SUCH IDIOCY Mad
and that's supposed to explain space/time warp travel

where'd they get that? Rolling Eyes Confused
was that in the books?
i think not

but, at least, the dune movie KINDA followed the books
the earthsea movie had virtually NOTHING to do with those books!
they changed the races of the charactors
the names
the plot
the ending
EVERYTHING
it's like, after 40 years, she just tossed the rights to someone, and said,
"here, do whatever the hell you want with it"

NOW she trashes the movie on her website
but NOW it's a bit late
couldn't she have had some clause in her contract that stipulated that the
movie had to, at least, have SOMETHING to do with the dang books?
Rolling Eyes

i don't understand the dumbledore thing at all
apparently she never once mentioned that he was supposed to be gay
in the books
but months after the last book comes out
she's at some book signing
or giving some speech
and someone asks if dumbledore ever finds true love
and she says he's gay

Surprised wtf?
Shocked Confused Rolling Eyes

now it's some big issue that some FICTIONAL charactor is gay
when that's never mentioned in the work of fiction?
why?
if it was never once worthy of one single mention
in the story--(IN SEVEN WHOLE BOOKS!)
why is it a goddam three day news issue, now?
WOT?
SELLING 800 MILLION BOOKS ISN'T ENOUGH?
NOW SHE NEEDS ONE MORE BOOST OF MEANINGLESS PUBLICITY?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

one question:
aren't the hairy pothead movies---and books, basically being read, and
seen by a hell of a lot of seven--eight-and nine year olds?

what frikkin' next?

am I gonna have to explain to my seven or eight year old what oral sex
and s&m, and cross dressing
is
because of things we didn't know about bambi?
and golden showers
and rough trade
and necrophelia
because the fantasia movie gets re-released again?
and pedophilia
transvestites
drag queens
cross-dressers
jeffry dahmer
and the whole damn blippin' illustrated kama sutra
(not to even MENTION bill clinton)

because the director's cut of charlotte's web is out on dvd this week? Evil or Very Mad Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow!
I never even knew this
but, apparently, bob denver was in two more tv series after the one after gilligan's island
(which was called THE GOOD GUYS)
they were called dusty's trail
and far out space nuts

i remember THE GOOD GUYS
which was gilligan working in a diner
it lasted one year
but
i guess the year i moved out of my parents house and lived for a while in my own first apartment
(1973)
when i didn't have a tv, for a while
sherwood shwartz did an absolute total re-make of gilligan's island
but as a western
it went 26 episodes
and a coupla years later denver did the space show
and it only went 16 episodes! Mad Laughing
http://www.bobdenver.com/Bob_s_Other_Series/Dusty_s_Trail/dusty_s_trail.html

these two just slipped right past me Confused
i never even HEARD of either
till I saw an episode of dusty's trail, on cable, just now
so i looked it up on the internet
and google sent me to bob denver's fansite
where i find out about the space nuts thing

the dusty trail thing was apparently even more cornball than gilligan's island
they seem to have tried to replicate every other gilligan's island charactor:
mr and mrs howell
maryanne and ginger
the professor
the skipper
the whole works
only as old west wagon train charactors instead of modern castaways
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SAHARA
2005
matthew mcConnehey
penelope cruz
william h macy
clive cussler

straight up unapologetic modern action adventure
i'll get the bomb-you go get the girl
we'll meet at the gold
in the ship of death
in the african war zone
before the tuareg cavalry arrives

(all true)

ok
the obligatory scene where no number of thousands of
machine gun rounds ever find their mark
always pisses me off
but that's obligatory
so....

other than that
it's a great movie
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JUST MARRIED
Ashton Kutcher
Britney Murphy

ok
Kutcher, basically, just plays Kelso, again, in this one
but we KNOW that's what he does well

this one starts off funny
and stays funny
a REAL laugh every coupla minutes
genuinely hilarious

worth watching
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just saw Enchanted in the regular screen and Beowulf in IMAX 3D.

I liked them both.

Enchanted studied the difference between the way love ought to be, and the way it is. Or at least the two extremes people are confronted with today.

Beowulf pretty much departed from the text, at least as I remember it, I will re-read it, departed from the text right after they decided to name a hero Beowulf and have him defeat some enemies. After that point all similarity ends.

But the 3D was great, the movie not that bad (if you weren't expecting a faithful reproduction of the text. One of these days I am going tq learn......

Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

Oh we also saw the exibition "The Human Body, The universe Within" at the Detroit Scince Center.

It's a bunch of chinese guys and two chinese women who ostensibly "Volunteered" to have the water and fat replaced in their bodies with plastic (Polymer Impregnation) after they died. So you get to see the real thing or things.

So they have these 27 bodies plastisized and dissected, along with several other displays of organs, skin, diseased heart, lungs whatever, and set in various poses so you can see whats happening inside your own body. NOTHING left out. It was both cool and respectfully done.

I just wondered how they volunteered, "OK WHOEVER BREATHES in the next 10 minutes volunteers for a new experiment"

It took my Massage Therapist wife and RN daughter in law several hours (incidentally us too) to get through. THey enjoyed the heck out of it though.



THe jury is still out on that one.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wanna see BEOWULF real bad
I tried to read the proto-english original
but it's too much like goblin or orc language (Germandschdten) Laughing Cool Razz
http://forum.dwylbtzle.info/viewtopic.php?p=4678#4678 Laughing
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