seen any good flicks lately?

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19/02/2006 at 21:28
We've just finished watching Shaolin Soccer. Utter brilliance.
19/02/2006 at 22:06
nowwww we agree. :)
19/02/2006 at 22:07
Which do you think will be better, Maria Full of Grace or Into the Blue? One has Jessica Alba in a bikini and the other is meant to be a good film. I'll report back having viewed them.

:)
19/02/2006 at 22:36
Corinthian-
1) If I told you you guessed right immediately you might have thought I was predictable.
2) I disagree. I don't think a sequel is needed. Buy a biography and the records for the rest. The whole point about the movie was the formative influences on his life: early childhood, his relationships with the most important people in his life, and how he made it.

nrg-b/flhaggis: wahey! choppy-socky! We're in business! Directed by Stephen Chow- one of Hong Kong's finest! Did you know that he is going to direct Kung Fu Hustle 2? :))

Earl: get a poster of Jessica and a Clive Cussler novel, it's just a remake of "The Deep". Sheesh!
19/02/2006 at 23:39
noooo i did not know that thats pant-wetting news.
20/02/2006 at 02:04
Moomoo

Still think a sequel is in order.

1. How his demons emerged again and he nearly lost everything, but pulled it back from the brink would provide fantastic gut-wrenching heart gouging material...

2. I'm always right!

(I loved this film... in fact I'm finding it difficult to think of another pop biopic as good as 'Walk the Line')

Any suggestions?

(and please don't say 'The Partridge Family')

'Bird' perhaps... hmmm... dunno... naaa
20/02/2006 at 10:40
Corinth-
1. Why should everything have a sequel? It's all been done before, this nearly losing everything bit, gut wrenching... see Rockies II, III, IV...:)
2. No you're not. I am!
'Ray' is nearly as good!
20/02/2006 at 10:44
ohh i really didn't like Ray

thought it was awful made-for-TV rubbish, with an amazing performance admittedly by Foxx.
20/02/2006 at 11:03
flH- I think they had residuals in mind, and it had to be made a certain way to reach a larger audience, but admittedly, Foxx was very much the focus.
20/02/2006 at 11:07
sure, just felt it was biopic-by-numbers and also a bit too apologetic to Charles.

every time he did something awful, cut to a shot of him lookking mournfully into space, then a flashback to childhood.

awww bless its not his fault, he had a bad childhood.

but thats bordering on politics so ill shhhhh now. :)
20/02/2006 at 11:11
Not at all, it's a valid point! Reminds me of a graffitti I once saw on a dusty white van: "Ray Charles washed this car" :S
20/02/2006 at 11:14
teehee

much of the same could be said of Walk the Line, albeit that was a far-superior film.

they dwelled on Cash's childhood, but it was more to give reasons for his hurtful behaviour, rather than excuses. and that, of course is relevant.

and, if you listen to Cash's later recordings, his personal regret at parts of his life are all too obvious.

20/02/2006 at 11:36
Pretty funny flick, 'Lonesome Jim'. Bit of a typical Indie though.
20/02/2006 at 12:43
I've heard of "Lonesome Jim", being a Buscemi fan, but not seen it. I shouldn't of course make my mind up about it until I've actually seen it, but I had a quick look at the IMDB record & various comments, according to one, it seems to be jumping on the post-"Garden State" bandwagon. At least there appears to be an up-beat ending!
"Jim goes out of his way to avoid challenges..."- but that sounds like a lot of us!!!

flH- a lot of his recordings were very autobiographical, his appeal is that we can relate to these regrets.
ER- have you seen him in that episode of Columbo where he plays a murderer? Cool! It's interesting that it deals with him in a small plane because in real life he was afraid of flying!!

Off to the post office, etc, kiddies- got some work done this morning! :)

20/02/2006 at 16:10
watched Romero's Land of the Dead last night....

dissapointed - ok but nothing on the others in the series.
20/02/2006 at 18:15
"Night of the living dead", the original version from the late 60's, is one of my all-time favourites! (I thought it was comedy the first time I saw it, or maybe that's just twisted me?).
Otherwise, I've only seen "Dawn of the Dead".
20/02/2006 at 18:21
Just got back from seeing Final Destination 3, yeah, it certainly won't win any awards. Except possibly for the most gruesome and somewhat imaginative ways to die!!

What i will say though is that it is a movie which reminds me why i love going to the cinema...you leave your brain at the door and just go in and enjoy it, pure escapism!!
20/02/2006 at 18:36
I've only seen the first 'Final Destination', which was recently repeated on TV. I think I can give rollercoasters in general a miss, as it is!

This reminds me of another typical late 70's type formula disaster movie with famous cast, "Rollercoaster", which had in it, among others...Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, George Segal, Timothy Bottoms, etc. (in fact, only George Kennedy was missing from among the regulars of this type!!).
20/02/2006 at 19:47
George Kennedy's greatest moment was knocking out Paul Newman in 'Cool Hand Luke'

"Yaw a good ol boy Luke... git maad at them thar eggs"
20/02/2006 at 21:00
:)
Wahey! Joe Patroni! (Oops- wrong movie ;(

Er- I cheated and looked up some more of that scene:)

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Luke: I can eat fifty eggs.
Dragline: Nobody can eat fifty eggs.
Society Red: You just said he could eat anything.
Dragline: Did you ever eat fifty eggs?
Luke: Nobody ever eat fifty eggs.
Prisoner: Hey, Babalugats. We got a bet here.
Dragline: My boy says he can eat fifty eggs, he can eat fifty eggs.
Loudmouth Steve: Yeah, but in how long?
Luke: A hour.
Society Red: Well, I believe I'll take part of that wager.
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