and here is the final paragraph from the NY Times....
"In one scene Ricki takes on a group of ill-mannered ruffians who are making noise at a taco stand. Larry wants to beat them up, but she takes a more refined approach, sauntering over in her short denim skirt and lecturing them on their "people skills." She also threatens the apparent ringleader with a baroque martial-arts torture, which involves gouging out the eyes and also removing that part of the brain that stores visual information, so that the victim will not only be blind, but will also lose all memory of what he has seen. Having seen "Gigli," I must say that the idea has a certain appeal."
5 Time 5 Time 5 Time 5 Time 5 Time Wiener of the Day Runner-up
All of the critics and most fans on Yahoo! Movies (movies.yahoo.com) trashed the movie as well. Yahoo's user reviews usually tend to rank a movie higher than critics' reviews, and right now, the users are even giving this one a C-. My cynical thinking always said that Lopez and Affleck's relationship was staged for publicity (and perhaps all for this movie). It's a shame that all the "Ben & Jen" stuff that was all over TV was wasted on a movie that looks to bomb heavily.
Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry.
Finally....the ROCK (realrock104.com) has come back to Youngstown.
Excerpt: Although Brest said he is satisfied with the final cut of Gigli, he briefly considered incorporating some of the test audience's ideas into the film.
"The danger here is succumbing to what people in the business call 'option paralysis'—being caught with so many good ideas that you're not sure which one to use," Brest said. "Getting shot is fine, but what about an automobile fire in which Ben and Jennifer are shown perishing in a slow-motion montage, their newfound love discarded as they try desperately to claw their way past each other's melting bodies, while slowly roasting to death in their own fat? You'd be surprised at how many people came up with that one. Or having them crawl through a field of broken glass while a safely booted and gloved Christopher Walken casually advances on them with a spray bottle of acid and a pair of bolt-cutters? I must say, a part of me loves the idea of them chewing each other to death during a 14-minute dolly shot."
Added Brest: "Believe me, after the singular experience of working with these two for several months, it would be a joy to get back together just to make these changes."
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"So, we've got Uday and Qusay. Now, how about the eapons-way of ass-may estruction-day?" ---The Onion, What Do You Think?, 7.30.03
Sometimes I wonder about that guy. Gigli better than North?
Ebert has gone totally loco. This is nothing compared to the THREE FREAKING STARS he gave to Tomb Raider 2. I generally like Ebert, but he has just gotten totally untethered to reality since the cancer thing. I think Vincent Gallo drove him nuts with his comments ;)
"A recent episode of South Park suggested that a fourth-grader's hand puppet could turn in a better performance than Ms. Lopez, and in the case of Gigli, it's hard to argue." -- Luke Thompson, Phoenix New Times
"Gigli is so horrible I had to go cleanse my palate afterward by watching Glitter." -- Danny Minton, KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX)
"Careerwise, this is the equivalent of a bungee jump with a cord that's a bit too long." -- Bill Muller, Arizona Republic
"This is the first time I've ever attended a screening where the audience was screaming the word 'edit!'" -- Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"It's no surprise Gigli's writer-director (Meet Joe Black's Martin Brest) and producer (Joe Roth) brawled at a less-than-positive test screening earlier this year. This picture is so awful, even I fought the urge to punch someone once it finally ended (which was about 40 minutes after it should have ended)." -- Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"Gigli -- which had been tainted by bad buzz since Brest was forced to change his original, tragic ending after test screening audiences threw vegetables and large power tools at the screen -- was rumored to be in the same league as Showgirls and Battlefield Earth. But the movie isn't bad enough to merit worst-of-all-time status. Gigli's awfulness is of a rarer, more precious variety. It's the sort of bizarre, ill-conceived picture you can't believe exists, but are secretly glad it does." -- Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"I'm a little dyslexic......earlier, I freed my ass, and I'm hoping that my mind will follow." -- Moon Zappa
Louis B. Hobson, film critic for my hometown London Free Press, actually gave this (I hesitate to use the word 'film') three stars out of five. So if the Tomatometer isn't 100%, here's why.
Let's all hold out hope for Jersey Girl.
All right, I'm enjoying Rhyno's "man-beast" gimmick: He keeps his hair long, wears full-body wrestling tights with a big "R" on the back and uses the "Rhino Gore" as his finishing move. Can't you imagine him watching the Discovery Channel one day while tossing around possible gimmicks and having one of those "Hey, wait a second!" epiphanies during a rhino segment?
To spruce things up, the WWF should give Undertaker and Kane last names -- like Undertaker and Kane O'Brien, the O'Brien Brothers -- just for comedy's sake. Hopefully the door's still open.
RVD is approaching the always-exciting "The crowd loves him, but he's not getting a major push yet" phase which helps makes wrestling so much fun. It only happens once every few years -- Stone Cold in '96, The Rock in '98, Shawn Michaels in '93 and so on. -- ESPN's Bill Simmons back in 2001
THESE are the movies I like seeing real bad reviews and razzies go to. Not movies that were made and while making it everyone knew it's dumb (ie Tom Green or Dana Carvey latest films)... But some self-important garbage with two of the biggest twits in Hollywood is so much more fun to really trash.
My favourite review
In case the Razzie Award announcers have any difficulty with the pronunciation, Gigli rhymes with "really." As in ‘really bad,’ or ‘really offensive,’ or ‘really wish I’d remembered my gun so I could just shoot myself now and end the misery.’" — Laine Ewen, Premiere
"If you’re going to skip one film this year – make it “Gigli.”"
cause there's limits to our liberties. 'Least I hope and pray that there are, cause those liberal freaks go too far.
I'll crush all opposition to me And I'll make Ted Kennedy pay If he fights back, I'll say that he's gay
Well, i'm happy for Mikey. At least he can enjoy this one for a while. And that Newman crash was SCARY and immediately I thought about Dale Sr. and Rusty's crashes where they flipped about 80 times. And Davey Alison had a wreck just like that too.