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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just saw The Omega Man for the first time in years, excellent movie. I await the upcoming I Am Legend!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evan Almighty:
ok
but just ok

Not near as funny as Bruce Almighty

Though, about half the time, I think Jim Carey movies are just too exagerated and over-acted (by him)
the weird miracle stuff was perfect for him
and this Steve Carell guy just doesn't have any scenes as cool
that he can pull off
as like when Jim Carey makes the monkey fly out of the street thug's posterior
and then says: "Well, hello, my little anal dwelling butt-monkey!"
Laughing

the many animal scenes, with the ark, and everything, were cool, though
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bewitched
2005
Nicole Kidman
Will Farrell
Shirley MacLaine
Michael Caine

ok
this is a movie for a 12 year old
about the age I was when the series was on television
(when it was one of my favorite tv shows
which is why I TRIED to watch this movie)

about as many sight gags
concerning hilarity that ensues from magic gone awry
(and on the same level)
as an episode of Sabrina the Teenaged Witch
(or the original Bewitched tv show)

and, as we all know,
Will Farrell always has his one joke, his ONE role:
(the big dufus with the exagerated sense of his own intensity
flailing on the cow-bell
during the recording session
with The Blue Oyster Cult
never attaining the slightest CLUE as to what a big dufus he actually is)
Confused Rolling Eyes
but there is one really weird, bizarre, amazing thing about this movie
something remarkable
which is this:

you know how Jennifer Love Hewitt was doing those pimple cream commercials
for years too long
where she was just the cutsiest wootsiest little goofy teenager,
giggling and gushing about the amazing pimple cream
and how she was a little too old
even years ago
for that shit?
and how she's STILL doing it in some weird assed commercial that's out there right now
but NOW it's REALLY embarrassing? Question

well,
in this movie
Nicole Kidman
AT 38 YEARS OLD Shocked Mad
acts like that throughout every single blessed SECOND of the movie
yet kinda pulls it off Laughing

seriously!
she could have taken Alicia Silverstone's place
in the movie CLUELESS
and fitted right in! Shocked Razz
YE WOULDN'T HAVE BATTED AN EYE!

If Patty Duke won an acadamy award for playing Helen Keller
then Nicole shoulda won one for THIS retard role Laughing

the thesis of this thing is that she's a spoiled brat REAL witch
who comes to the mortal realm
to try and be normal
but she's always gotten everything she's ever wanted
just by flipping a finger
or twitching her nose
or tugging on an ear
so she has the mind of a 12 or 14 year old, with a billionaire daddy
the cutsiest wootsiest 12 or 14 year old who ever existed
and she actually pulls it off
she really looks and acts like a super cutsie wootsie mindless teenybopper-level entity
EVERY FRIKKIN SECOND Mad

not a sharp ADULT
like Elizabeth Montgomery seemed, in the tv series

but a truly amazing performance
kinda DISTURBING Confused
but amazing
it MUST take some REAL acting talent to play that role
THAT perfectly
at 38 years old

but you still get rapidly saturated with the saccharine

it gets impossible to stomach
if yer not 12 years old
it's JUST AN OVERDOSE

Imagine a two-hour Jennifer Love Hewitt pimple cream commercial Mad
or two hours, straight, of Hannah Montana Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad


so i couldn't watch it all the way through, without channel-jumping a lot
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PETER JACKSON TO MAKE TWO HOBBIT MOVIES

Just heard he's gonna make one movie that follows the book
and then another one
"that he's gonna make up
to connect it with THE LORD OF THE RINGS"

have no idea what THAT's all about
as The original HOBBIT book was already the place where the ring comes in
and Tolkien states Bilbo just keeps it under wraps
AND, FOR DECADES, IT'S JUST A KEEPSAKE OF HIS LIFE'S ONE ADVENTURE
and he never knows its signifigance
and only uses it to avoid bothersome neighbors, once in a while
(i think) if even that
till he disappears in front of all the party goers
on his 111th birthday
there WERE no BILBO/RING adventures
other than in THE HOBBIT story
(the trip to the Lonely Mountain)

i always hate when people write other author's stories after they are dead

like the continuation of GONE WITH THE WIND
written a little while back
THAT was a joke

but
anyway
they say he's starting in '09
and the movies will come out in 2010 or 2011

always wondered if he'd make a HOBBIT movie
as he's the only one who ever did a good job on The Lord Of The Rings

just wonder if he's gonna use the same actor who played the hobbit
(Bilbo) in the trilogy

Bilbo
in THERE AND BACK AGAIN
(the original hobbit story)
should be only a bit older than frodo and them were
in the trilogy movies

but--then again
the ring keeps you from aging much
and
in the first trilogy movie
Gandalf says Bilbo hasn't aged a day
so maybe they could use the same actor

Gollum will be easy
because he's pure CGI
and didn't age much, over 500 years
because of owning the ring
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAIR SPRAY

finally saw it
this isn't the kind of movie i'd usually watch
but having to see john travolta in drag was worth it
(in a fat suit..... Mad DANCING!)
to see Amanda Bynes, flirting with negroes, in pigtails
sucking a lolly-pop
and getting scolded for it

***********
oh get over it!
she's like....30, or something Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christ!
Worth it a thousand times over Laughing

Oh get over it--she's, like...twenty five, or something Confused
See? That's a negro, and she's clearly flirting


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a message dated 12/19/2007 9:16:54 A.M. Mountain Standard Time, charles.dargy@********* writes:
I'll double that sentiment.

He did an ok job with the trilogy, if the best yet. I still think anybody who tries it in less than 6 movies, ought to be treated by Jack Kevorkian.

I'll never forgive him for substituting Arwen for Glorfindl at the Ford of Bruien nor turning the Counsel of Elrond to a dinner of fools.


Dw: Last time I read those was three years ago
just watched the movies
all three in a row
on cable
last week
I didn't even catch that it wasn't Arwen, in the books


I remember when I first saw the movies
I hadn't read the books in 15 years
so the argument at the council went right past me
because I remember there being SOME kind of dispute
as to what to do about the ring
and I remember the dwarf and the elf always arguing
so that didn't seem too weird to me

all that scares me about the Hobbit movies
is apparently Jackson is going to make up some whole story line
involving Bilbo having 50 years of adventures with the ring
between his return from his big "There and Back Again" adventure
and the 111th (Elevedyleventh) birthday party
and that's going to be pure blasphemy
as far as i'm concerned

don't expect the Tolkien BACKGROUND myth story-line to remain intact

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

they said on the news blerb
that he feels like he has to make up a whole movie "to connect the hobbit book with the Lord Of The Rings trilogy"

so
unless he's just going to do background retrospective flashback stuff
(basically like the Silmarillion stuff does)[which would be fine]
then this means he's probably planning to make a whole movie of
50 YEARS OF BILBO WITH THE RING adventures
and that's going to be a goddamned LAND MINE FIELD

HEY
what are wizards?

in the last few lines of the book
Gandalf holds up his hand
as the boat recedes into the distance
and the third red elf ring on his finger glints in the light

this seems to be saying he's an elf

which explains why he lives thousands of years
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Geezened One wrote:

All of the wizards, including Sauron and the rarely mentioned Radagast the Brown (the dude who unwittingly was deceived by Saruman and told Gandalf that Saruman wanted to hang out and for Gandalf to jam right over, which led to Sarumans unsuccessful plea to Gandalf to hook him up with the ring. To his credit Gandlaf also told Radagast at that meeting to have all the birds and things keep an eye out for trouble and to report to him or Saruman. It was some bird or something that found Gandalf captive and told the eagles and the eagles who bailed Gandalf out.) are all Maia, the bottom of the Valar pecking order, but above Elves and men.

Jeez man, can't even trust Jackson to do the WRITTEN FREAKING STORY correctly, why would you expect an unwritten one to be any better????

Expect the worst, hope for the best.

As far as the Council of Elrond, all you say is true, and I don't have any beef with adaptions from book to movie because somethings in books you just can't get done on the screen. For instance, the clearest example I can bring is all of the emotions going through Darth Vaders head while in Return of the Jedi, whilest father and son are battling it out, you just can't do anything with those emotions on a plastic or whatever mask, there is no face to convey emotion with. The best you can do is try to bring it out in the music. I am not talking about that sort of thing.

I am talking about changing the characters. Of course good men disagree. In any movie you want to name, the bad guys are all in lockstep, even the Democrats in congress included. The good guys have to sit down and talk things over and come to agreement, usually after getting it wrong the first time. Conveying disagreement with some hot tempers is one thing. Breaking out in a drunken brawl (more or less) and disrespecting Elrond's home that way is over the line. In the books Someone says paraphrasing "I would call this errand crazy IF THE LONG WISDOM OF ELROND DIDN'T PREVENT ME." So they have respect and know better than to get too jiggy. And the whole series is about chivalry, a female, Elf, Human, or Valar doesn't do battle. Even the Valar, who intrinsically are sexless, but only take on male or female forms because they want to relate to Elves, the females don't battle in that form.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK
so that all must be explained in The Silmarilion-right?
I read that in high school
but wouldn't have remembered a detail like that
I guess
I'm lucky if I remember what I did yesterday
anymore

Sauron was a mere wizard--on the level of Saruman and Mithrandir?
I never knew that
I thought he was some spirit entity, like Lucifer, or something
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BARhar
the hairspray movie just ended
and the theme song playing over the credits is "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now"
Laughing

***************

Mad God! Travolta singing those cornball songs in that glitter dress fat suit! Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geezer:


Yup it's all there in the first 20 or 30 pages, two books Ainuindale and Valaquenta. More detail about them in Valaquenta.

Well Miaia had a pecking order too. Saruman was badder than Gandalf who was badder than Radagast. Sauron was badder then any of those. Radagast was totally unremarkable. Sauron was, well, Sauron. His "mentor" in evil was Melkor, the highest of the Valar but Melkor was only slightly more capable than Manwe who was a good guy. And together all 8 of the other Valar could handle Melkor. In fact in the end they stuck Melkor in another universe or something. Tolkein was kinda obscure about where Melkor was put.

The tales have a very Christian theme to them. That's one reason why I have embraced them. I always liked them even before I found that out

Dw:
Yeah
The Inklings was a group of writers who all hung out at The Green Dragon pub
http://www.mythsoc.org/inklings.html
many movies get huge because they have Christian symbolism
Obi Won comes back stronger after ALLOWING himself to be killed

Gandalf gets killed but is sent back
stronger

frodo gave his finger for us

superman dies and comes back stronger

Like C.S. Lewis said to Tolkein
"If it's a myth, it's a TRUE myth"

life
death
resurrection

the classic ancient Bardic theme

THOSE make the peotic heroic story

make a TRUE MYTH movie
e'en a wee crappy one
and mankind instinctually seeks it out

like wretches in the desert
craving water

(which things we are) Laughing




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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Radagast The Brown was just a bit organic hippie vegan earth tone health nut
rather than heavy metal weapons-grade psychedelic speedcore magic
(like you and me--or Mithrandir--or a Balrog)

very powerful with animals and Northern California chicks

...another archetypal Christlike trait
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's the one who told me I should name my cat, Dogfighter

so I did

Radagast, I mean--not Christ...

Jesus' name for my cat is un-pronounceable
and only He and the cat know it
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok
it's FLUFFY! Mad

but don't tell anyone Evil or Very Mad

(he always goes for "fluffy", or "mittens"---it's embarrassing) Embarassed
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