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« Reply #585 on: June 20, 2007, 01:57:08 AM »

In the case of Cruise, that would be Minute Bol.  I noticed that in many of his pictures with Kidman, she was either sitting or crouching.  Seems like he has a hang-up over this height thing.
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« Reply #586 on: June 20, 2007, 02:10:51 AM »

I finally got around to seeing that very odd movie,Little Children, with the guy who played opposite Meryl Streep (and many others, for that matter) in --Angels in America.    Did anybody else see this?   What a waste of Kate Winslet.
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« Reply #587 on: June 20, 2007, 02:23:25 AM »

I hear that movie is exclusively for fags.
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« Reply #588 on: June 20, 2007, 08:18:58 AM »

Saw American Splendor last night.  Never knew comics were such a big thing for (some) adults...   
Thanks to WP.  Would have missed out on this engaging indie otherwise.
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« Reply #589 on: June 20, 2007, 08:58:24 AM »

Now that you've seen American Splendor, you should check out Crumb:

http://www.amazon.com/Crumb-Special-Robert/dp/B000ELL1RG/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/105-5791205-4542015?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1182344259&sr=1-1
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« Reply #590 on: June 20, 2007, 09:35:07 AM »

Thanks, Diz!  I see that it's available in "instant watch" thru Netflix...looks intriguing as well.
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« Reply #591 on: June 20, 2007, 10:23:52 AM »

American Splendor is a rare and splendid film.  Opened up a whole interesting different world for me --- what great film is supposed to do.

Just watched the DVD of The Fountain, a disappointment if you like Aronofsky.  It has his trademark jazz-like repetitions of a motif over and over through the (barely discernible) narrative, and some visual inventiveness (future astronaut traveling to Orion in a giant glass xmas tree ornament, passing the time with doses of tree bark and tattooing himself), but it's a godawful sloppy mess trying to blend Mayan myth, the spanish inquisition (weren't expecting THAT, were you?), modern medical research, and some baroque new agey future.  Recommended only for conquistadors-on-crack.



 
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« Reply #592 on: June 20, 2007, 01:04:27 PM »

I'll tilt just about anything on beer.
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« Reply #593 on: June 20, 2007, 07:09:28 PM »

May watch "Smoking Aces" if not poker on the Travel Channel tonight:  The sigboth is in Sin City cranking out pool drinks w/silicone girls and their meatmen.  Would love nothing more than to be drinking Scotch Rocks and turning blackjack cards for a couple of hours to limber up the mind.
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« Reply #594 on: June 20, 2007, 08:09:20 PM »

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The sigboth is in Sin City cranking out pool drinks w/silicone girls and their meatmen. 

I don't know what this means.  I am not sure I want to know what this means.

So I just watched the trailer for the remake of 3:10 to Yuma (starring [the overrated] R. Crowe, Christian Bale) -- IIRC, it has a lot more action than the original.  Which may or may not be a bad thing.  But I recall the original being a suspense/drama thing, and the western setting was almost incidental.  Then again, I've only seen the original 2-3 times, and not in the last five minutes or anything. 

The remake is definitely a Western (yes, with a capital W), with glaringly period clothes, haircuts, sets, etc.  Which may not necessarily detract from the film; but to me it seems kinda like overkill. But it seems to be the thing to do -- remake a classic, which was fine in its own right -- but go crazy on details, add some car chases, really amp it up.  Whereas the story of 3:10 to Yuma, as I understand it, isn't a big story; it's the story of a (figuratively) little guy who stands up, largely due to desperate economic circumstances, to do the right thing. 

So I guess I'm trying to say that I hope the story of 3:10 to Yuma doesn't get lost in the retelling with moremoremore details.  I like Christian Bale, and I like Alan Tudyk, who has a supporting role; so I  hope the new 3:10 to Yuma works out well, box office- and review-wise.  Gretchen Mol is also cast, which I may not have done; but WTHDIK anyway? 

Just caught the end of a three-or-so-year-old Scrubs rerun, and guess what song they used to wrap up?  Journey's Don't Stop Believing.  Or whatever it's called that The Sopranos used the other night.
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« Reply #595 on: June 20, 2007, 09:15:24 PM »

Smokin Aces

Heh - get ready to laugh your ass off.

Piven could have better capitalized on his fleeting fame, but I guess the price was pretty good.
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« Reply #596 on: June 20, 2007, 11:59:34 PM »

Yeah, I watched poker, but Pivzy did probably get paid.

"The sigboth is in Sin City cranking out pool drinks w/silicone girls and their meatmen."

Translation:  "My girlfriend ["significant bother (a/k/a "beer associate," considered derisive] is in Las Vegas enjoying [that mint + vodka + sugarcane one, can't get the name right now] while strippers walk around with their bodyguard boyfriends.

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« Reply #597 on: June 21, 2007, 09:37:04 AM »

Got it -- thank you.  It was the silicone girls that flummoxed me; I thought they were with the SB, rather than just walking by.  (With their meatmen, of course.)
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« Reply #598 on: June 21, 2007, 10:40:20 AM »

Watched the AFI thing last night with half an eye.  Very sentiment-driven, very safe, but some of the clips were fun to watch.   Sad omissions, left to their lives of obscurity in the genre ghetto:

The Abyss
THX 1138
Mulholland Drive
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Terminator II
Alien
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
The Matrix (first one)



 
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« Reply #599 on: June 21, 2007, 10:41:44 AM »

Watched the AFI thing last night with half an eye.  Very sentiment-driven, very safe, but some of the clips were fun to watch.   Sad omissions, left to their lives of obscurity in the genre ghetto:

The Abyss
THX 1138
Mulholland Drive
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Terminator II
Alien
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
The Matrix (first one)



 
All deservedly omitted.
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