Pluto Nash and Blue Crush: please, the suck factor is off the scale here.
Greek Wedding: I think it is one of the better pictures this year. Good date movie.
These commercials are superfine because they pay for the production costs of putting CHRIS MOTHERFUCKING BENOIT on my GODDAMN TV SCREEN! I will GO GREYHOUND! I am thinking OUTSIDE THE BUN! – Dean Rasmussen 8/1/2002 Smackdown Workrate Report
I actually want to see Blue Crush, for some strange reason. When I first saw the previews (before Star Wars, I think) I was like, "Oh my god this will suck." But after seeing more previews, it looks like it will rock. Good action, beautiful scenery and women, and maybe even a dash of PLOT~! It doesn't look that bad: at least better than most teen movies. Maybe that's because it reminds me (sort of) of Point Break, which is one of my all-time favorites.
"Oh, i'll never understand this emptiness...but I'll never really try and understand, I guess." - Whiskeytown, Sit and Listen to the Rain
Actually the one I'm waiting for is "Posession" which is opening up here in Chicago today. I'm a drooling Neil LaBute fanboy so even though this looks like something different from him, I'll still be all over it.
You never know when you'll meet that special someone... the someone that's mysteriously blind to your flaws. or, you know, stupid enough not to realize that yes, you really are that cynical.
Blue Crush: *** [of 4] Pluto Nash: not rated My Big Fat Greek Wedding: *** [of 4] Possesion: ***1/2 [of 4] The Good Girl: ***1/2 [of 4]
Of course, compare these reviews to other recent ones: Goldmember: ** Bloodwork: ***1/2 Crocodile Hunter: *** Full Frontal: *1/2 Like Mike: *** Master of Diguise: * Men In Black 2: *1/2 Reign of Fire: * Road to Perdition: *** Signs: **** XXX: ***1/2
Probably the best Barometer of Crappiness for films is RottenTomatoes (www.rottentomatoes.com), which rates positive (fresh) and negative (rotten) reviews...and weighs them. A positivity of 60% or better is a "Fresh" rating. Blue Crush: 62% fresh [48 of 78 reviews] Pluto Nash: 0% fresh [0 of 6 reviews] Possesion: 65% fresh [46 of 71 reviews] Greek Wedding: 75% fresh [53 of 71 reviews] Good Girl: 80% fresh [41 of 51 reviews] There you have it!
"That's what the Internet is for, slandering others anonymously" Banky Edwards (Jason Lee), Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
"Smile." Maguire (Jude Law), Road to Perdition
"You can't fight in here, this is the War Room!" The President (Peter Sellers), Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love the Bomb
Who needs to actually go see Blue Crush, when the entire plot was shown in the trailer?
Stephen Hunter harshed terribly on Possession today in print in the Post and on Tony Kornheiser's radio show.
You're all so WONDERFUL. Why did they ever have to remove you from the continuity? You'd have made for MARVELOUS stories. You WILL make marvelous stories. And the FIRST story of the new world will be a story of REVENGE! -- The Psycho Pirate, Animal Man 23, May 1990.
Seeing the ads of Blue Crush over and over again on programs I watch (every ad break on WWE Canada shows) I thought this has to be the dumbest movie ever, this looks like something that should have gone straight to video.
But I heard some surprisingly nice reviews of it, and YES the hottie factor is way UP on this flick. It might be worth a look see.
I don't get it, everyone loves rats, but they don't want to drink the rats milk?
rte66: Wow, TCI. I remember them. When I first moved here, we had Cape Cod Cablevision, which was then bought by TCI, which was bought by (or became) MediaOne, which was bought by AT&T, who is now selling its cable division off to Comcast (I think.).