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The Psycho Pirate

Since: 31.3.02
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#21 Posted on

Going to see one movie a week is not unreasonable. So, that would be 52 movies a year (and at this point, it would be 48 or 49).

Working in a plex certainly helps to up the ante. So does being a film critic. :>

Between screen and dvd, I've probably seen over 60 movies from 2002. Add it all the old movies on DVD (God, I love Criterion), and it's probably triple digits.

I cannot wait to see Adaptation. I had a chance to go to a screening, but it conflicted with Sunday afternoon futbol.

I'm not even thinking of doing my 2002 list until I've seen most of the "oscar" movies yet to be released.

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Lap cheong

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#22 Posted on

    Originally posted by Net Hack Slasher
    A movie I was surprised it wasn't mentioned was The Salton Sea. It was a pretty stylist underground drug movie. Oh Val Kilmar is totally full of self-importance in this movie, but I could live with it because it was cool. Just seeing the main drug dealer nosejob and why is maybe a reason on it's on to give this movie a look see
That was hard to FIND in theatres. Were there ever more than like five prints floating around? I was disappointed in it.

I had an off-year and only saw 25 movies so far (16 from Freeway's list) plus four movies which I saw twice (three because I promised two different people I'd take them to see because I wanted to see it again.)

A normal year for me would be 50-60 movies just because I love to go to the movies.

My top ten of the year (to date) would have to be:

10. Signs
9. Frailty
8. Possession
7. Star Trek-Nemesis
6. Road to Perdition
5. Spider-Man
4. Punch-Drunk Love
3. Changing Lanes
2. Insomnia
1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

I also want to see Adaptation and will be catching Solaris at our $3.75 "not quite first run but not quite yet second run" house this week.

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Since: 3.1.02
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#23 Posted on
Movies I saw (on the big screen, not on my DVD player) this year:

* MIB II -- We know what you liked last time, so we're going to feed you even more of it this time. Except now it isn't as inherently good as before AND you're already familiar with it, so there are no surprises.

* Goldmember -- Refer to MIB II. Raise the level of magnitude. Big, big disappointment; for me, the Danny DeVito cameo was the only big laugh.

* The Ring -- My wife is a horror movie buff, and this is the first movie in years that genuinely creeped her out. Very little blood & gore, no teens having premarital sex and then being snuffed by a boogeyman for their lack of Victorian morality, no climactic showdown with the Big Bad Guy that leads to the good guys winning and saving the planet and all that is good and pure... all of which help make it work.

* The Transporter -- I was surprised at how much I liked this movie. Jason Statham underplays his main role nicely, and while the plot has huge gaping holes in it, the action sequences are great and they hold everything together. Imagine a voice at the beginning stating "Due to illness, the role of Jackie Chan tonight will be played by Jason Statham" and you're on the right track.

* Orange County -- Again, I was ready to hate this movie from the inane commercials, and yet it was immeasurably better than I expected. Jack Black channels John Belushi and does it reasonably well, the youngsters in the cast are appealing, and the plot gave me enough of a "HEEEEEEEY -- I've been there, I've done that, I've felt just LIKE he does" resonance to bring back all sorts of wistful teenage memories. Aw yeah. Not an all-time classic, but well worth my eight bucks.

* Jackass: The Movie -- Well, come on now. Every single person in America knows what to expect from this movie, and has either seen it three times or recoils in horror when its name is mentioned. Personally, I _am_ the kind of person who can laugh heartily when a guy jumps off a trampoline into a ceiling fan. (Plus, some of the Jackass regulars are from my hometown and taped many of the skits there, so there's a certain degree of spot-the-local-landmark that adds to the enjoyment. Hey! Wynnewood Lanes! That convenience store in West Bradford! Spring Lake Golf Course!)

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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.96
I worked it out, and so far I've seen somewhere near 90 movies (IN THEATRES ONLY), and that's excluding the big glut of movies I'll see between now and New Year's. So...good for me. Saw Gangs of New York & the Two Towers this week, and adjusted the list accordingly.

Gangs is awesome.
Two Towers is better than first, with more action & less walking, but still too much lag to be perfect.

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Movie Of the Week: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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#25 Posted on
Best movie of the year: LOTR (Two Towers.)

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Kurt Angle

Since: 8.1.02
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#26 Posted on
Signs is probably the best movie I've seen all year. Big mega-blockbuster comic book stories like Spiderman, while they are good movies and fun to watch, are difficult to put on best movie lists, at least for me. (I have the same feeling toward Batman, which was a better movie than Spiderman too.)

Goldmember actually plays a bit better on VHS or DVD. When it first came out I think people were expecting something on the level of the second movie, so it was disappointing. But now that I've watched it again without having to pay $7.50, I'm able to appreicate the jokes more and can see the movie for what it is- a little Mike Myers playground, and a wrap-up for the first two movies (I've even found myself talking like Goldmember from time to time, which is actually pretty sad). I seriously doubt they will do another Austin Powers.


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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41

I've only seen Two Towers once (so my opinion may change), but I think Gangs is better.

Is it just me or did the end of Gangs really remind anyone else of the end of Battleship Potemkin?

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Since: 17.6.02
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#28 Posted on
I guess I'm just weird like this, but I'd sooner watch a "harmless" action or comedy over any over-contrived "epic adventure"(LOTR, I'm looking right at you) any day. I saw the first 10 minutes or so of FOTR, was so bored I actually took the DVD back the next day for the dollar credit :)

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Lap cheong

Since: 7.2.02
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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
Saw Frida last night and Salma Hayek will make my Best Actress list with her boobies running a close second.
It was a very good movie although there were some bits that just did not make sense to me.

Maybe I will do a spoiler thread to get my gripe off my chest.

From the infamous Wrestleline SS interview:

DTD: If you were to make changes in WCW, if you were in charge and not Ric Flair, what would they be?

SS: I'd get rid of all the old guys, and push the talent that has waited to get the push. The things they are doing, it's back in the 1980s. It's just bad, man. Flair doesn't even deserve to be on the show. You've got to get rid of all the old guys. Like what Vince did, they started pushing guys. Nobody knew who The Rock was 2 years ago. He made The Rock. Now The Rock just did Saturday Night Live. You've got to start with the young talent, talent people can relate to. Who are we trying to relate to if we've got a 50 year old man out there? Are we trying to relate, so a 50 year people and above will go out and buy a f*cking little toy? That ain't gonna happen. It's a f*cking joke.

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