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Minority Report just ended. Every time I see it I'm suprised at how well it plays out. Okay so maybe I've only seen it twice, but it's still a fine movie. Along with the Last Samurai it's one of the few TC movies I can stomach.

 

OOhhh!! Now the Frighteners is on the cable movie station! Let's hear it for the Judge and his dried up ectoplasm!!!

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Jaguars4ever is still alive.  No word of a lie.

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TNA Lockdown 2006

TNA Lockdown 2006 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. It took place on Sunday, April 23, 2006 in Soundstage 21 of Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida.

So, I was waiting for The Magnificent Ambersons to start, flipping channels like a madman, when all of a sudden I hit the holy grail of entertainment. Wrestling on Eurosport, now, I ain't that big a wrestling fan (I've seen about 4 matches since they started airing them) but when it comes to pure unrepentant fun, there's nothing better. An onslaught of oiled chiseled macho-men doing all kinds of goofy moves, playing around with each other's crotches, faking punches and pumping steroids. Anyway, I basically just caught the Cage-Abyss ass-craving-hidden-behind-heterosexual-bitchslapping-round, and I'm once more forced to quote wikipedia,

Christian Cage © defeated Abyss to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. **Though Cage won, Abyss choked Cage out with a chain afterward and stole the title belt.

Simply the most hilarious, absurd, show I've seen in months, it was just, uh, fabulous. 80s Action is alive and well.

 

 

The Magnificent Ambersons

Plot Summary: The young, handsome, but somewhat wild Eugene Morgan wants to marry Isabel Amberson, daughter of a rich upper-class family, but she instead marries dull and steady Wilbur Minafer. Their only child, George, grows up a spoiled brat. Years later, Eugene comes back, now a mature widower and a successful automobile maker. After Wilbur dies, Eugene again asks Isabel to marry him, and she is receptive. But George resents the attentions paid to his mother, and he and his whacko aunt Fanny manage to sabotage the romance. A series of disasters befall the Ambersons and George, and he gets his come-uppance in the end.

Boring, vapid melodrama, the studio was right to shred it, a mess, some great direction, some dreadful acting, a bore. The ballroom scene was almost great, well, Welles can direct, that's for sure, but his script here leaves a lot to be desired, note that I ain't just talking about the scenes the studio honchos touched with their hands of gold. Frankly, I'd rather watch a Wrestling match, have some fun, maybe drink a beer or two and stare at my bulging gut, I'd feel better about myself. There's good dreg and there's bad dreg, yeah, I'd wanna sleep on this most intense epiphany, get it out of my system real quick.

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An onslaught of oiled chiseled macho-men doing all kinds of goofy moves, playing around with each other's crotches, faking punches and pumping steroids.

 

Are you having a gay day, or something?

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Every day's a gay day when you're having fun. Unfortunately, the contents of my pants, and their mysterious haunting secrets, belong to me and me alone. Though I would say, I'm almost always happy to see grown men bitchslap each other, fall to the floor in submission and cry and whine like the gothic lolitas they are. Now, forced gender-relocation surgery for all, how bout it? Sure-fire idea. A day in girlish pants would likely prove rewarding for all them macho boys hiding in spotlight-obscurity.

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Unfortunately, the contents of my pants, and their mysterious haunting secrets, belong to me and me alone.

 

Don't worry Baley, one day you'll get laid, and finally share the inside of your pants with someone. :D

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I am Dan Quayle of the Romans.
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Assumptions? You said yourself that you have never shared the contents of your pants with anyone. :D

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I want to tattoo a map of the Netherlands on my nether lands.
Heja Sverige!!
Everyone should cuffawkle more.
The wrench is your friend. :bat:

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V for Vendetta was surprisingly good (despite the remarkably poor performance by Portman and the complete absence of any reference to the  anti-religious sentiments and chemical triggers of the novel).

I thought the anti-religious messages were quite explicit.

 

For example, politically powerful yet corrupt Catholic clergymen. Also, the news reporter repeatedly saying that those opposed to his corrupted nation were guilty of "godlessness". Moreover, although implicit, is the fact that faith in the movie is never seen in a good light, therefore presenting it in a biased manner as foolish and bad. Though it is true that faith in the wrong things can create terribly misguided miscreants, not all faith is bad like that.

 

Faith is especially dangerous in manifestations such as portrayed in V for Vendetta's representation of neo-Britian. The country's motivational poster, which is clearly reminiscent of 1984's, says, "Strength through Unity, Unity through Faith," which is clearly inviting of flaws and corruption, as it leaves undefined what the faith is put in. In this instance, the faith can be fluidly changed to fit one thing or another, as per the governments bidding, very similar to the government's manipulation of people 1984 (Big Brother's own propaganda that "ignorance is strength" becomes true, in that it applies only to Big Brother's hold on the people).

 

Considering that my beliefs in Jesus are faith-based, this could have been offensive to me. However, I enjoyed the story, because I know that people have to be dumb to think of all faith solely in the biased way it seems to be presented in V for Vendetta. Though numerous representations of faith like this can taint the minds of unreasonable people in general, such ignorance goes against the point of stories like these, which are admonishers of unreason.

 

Also, I agree with what Moore said in this from wikipedia:

After reading the script, Moore remarked that his comic had been "turned into a Bush-era parable by people too timid to set a political satire in their own country.... [This film] is a thwarted and frustrated and largely impotent American liberal fantasy of someone with American liberal values standing up against a state run by neoconservatives

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So was it good or bad?  :p

 

 

watched Heat which is always interesting.

 

It was good. I bought it. And paid full price for the DVD. One of the better movies of last year.

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) - I can't believe I just wasted an hour and 47 minutes.

 

Wow, that was one of the better movies I've seen recently. I thought it was clever and amusing, and the narrative style set it apart from most of the trash coming out. Sorry to hear you hated it.

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I just saw Superman Returns. Not bad at all, although the leads were, indeed, a bit too young. And Parker Posey is awesome. The scene where they try the crystal with the city model, cracked me up.

 

Also included were the trailers for Casino Royale(cool), and Transformers(quite silly).

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I just saw Superman Returns. Not bad at all, although the leads were, indeed, a bit too young. And Parker Posey is awesome. The scene where they try the crystal with the city model, cracked me up.

Kate Bosworth only really was Lois for the airplane scene.

Victor of the 5 year fan fic competition!

 

Kevin Butler will awesome your face off.

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La Grande Bouffe (The Grande Bouffe)

Plot Outline: Four successful middle-aged men Marcello, a pilot; Michel, a television executive; Ugo, a chef; and, Philippe, a judge go to Philippe's villa to eat themselves to death. After the first night, Marcello insists that women should join them. Three prostitutes make it through a day or two; Andrea, a local school teacher, stays to the end. The villa, the food, and a Bugati roadster are essential props.

Bleh.

 

 

The Ninth Gate

Plot Outline: Based on the book The Club Dumas, written by Arturo Perez-Reverte. Dean Corso, a somewhat sleazy rare book dealer, is hired by a mysterious patron who has just come into possession of one of the only three copies of The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows (a 17th century occult text said to give its owner unimaginable power). The man hires Corso to track down the other two copies and compare them to his, but complications - both natural and supernatural - arise at every turn.

Okay, I love Polanski, he's the man, sure, a good director. What the hell happened at the end? I mean, come on, he should've finished it with Depp getting into the car, lighting his cigarette, inhaling. But no, we had to endure another pointless, rushed 10 minutes. Anyway, the movie's very entertaining, easy to follow, straight-forward and basically a pretty good way to spend a Saturday night. Oh and Roman's wife's one hot, uh, female specimen.

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