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The Perfect World >> Movies >> I just saw...

I just saw...

Anna -- Sunday, July 07, 2002 -- 08:22:44 PM

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debby -- Sunday, July 07, 2002 -- 04:37:08 PM -- 3 of 18993
lighten up

Is Vanilla Sky the one based on Open Your Eyes or something like that? I didn't see Vanilla but I saw Open Your Eyes and it was pretty interesting, the consort, little guy and I had a lively debate over what it all meant at breakfast the next morning.

Janey Garnet -- Sunday, July 07, 2002 -- 04:49:09 PM -- 4 of 18993

I loved Beckinsale in Cold Comfort Farm, but I've been disappointed in all subsequent performances.

CalGal -- Sunday, July 07, 2002 -- 06:00:42 PM -- 5 of 18993
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

The first thing I saw her in was Much Ado About Nothing.

Janey Garnet -- Sunday, July 07, 2002 -- 06:02:47 PM -- 6 of 18993

Haven't seen that one.

We watched Fools Rush In last night. We expected it to suck, and it did.

Jenni S. -- Sunday, July 07, 2002 -- 06:38:25 PM -- 7 of 18993
One raises the eyebrow

She was the worst thing, next to Robert Sean Leonard, about Much Ado About Nothing. Really annoying, those two were.

CalGal -- Sunday, July 07, 2002 -- 06:42:04 PM -- 8 of 18993
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

I thought the whole Michael Keaton low comedy subplot was the worst thing about MAAN, but I agree that the "sweet young lovers" were dreary.

Jenni S. -- Sunday, July 07, 2002 -- 07:50:07 PM -- 9 of 18993
One raises the eyebrow

See, now I loved Michael Keaton and Ben Elton and their whole schtick. "Let it be noted that I am an Ass" is part of our family language.

Brigit M -- Sunday, July 07, 2002 -- 07:56:25 PM -- 10 of 18993

I loved the whole movie, but then I'm the world's least discriminating Shakespeare watcher. I'd probably go see Jim Nabors as Hamlet, and like it.

Recent rentals and my takes: Moulin Rouge (over-the-top, silly, loved it), Sexy Beast (good performances, but overlong and opaque in parts), The Matrix (fun but forgettable).

Decca -- Sunday, July 07, 2002 -- 08:08:41 PM -- 11 of 18993
"Lack of the faculty for success in homemaking, while biologically abnormal, is no disgrace."

>She was the worst thing, next to Robert Sean Leonard, about Much Ado About Nothing. Really annoying, those two were.

I would call Keanu the worst thing, the poor guy. I have no idea what Ken and Emma were thinking in casting him.

We have Mumford to watch tonight.

Ase -- Sunday, July 07, 2002 -- 08:13:46 PM -- 12 of 18993
"Cold cold empty void", "Grandma's food for worms now". Atheist hymns, by Jamie R.

The Tao of Steve, Free Enterprise, High Fidelity

(On your instigation, Cal, and DH loved Tao of Steve - and I have been pondering the differences in portrayed relationships. High Fidelity is annoying me even more now, even though I love John Cusack, and I love the whole musik geek stuff).

Pushing Tin (fun enough). Wonder Boys (a second time, I quite enjoy that), Young Fronkonsteenfrankenstein, because it just is still so funny.

Oceans Eleven (I did tell people this, didn't I), which was a fun caper. Zoolander which is fluff but alright if you want fluff.

Spinal Tap is on the DVD right now, and I will watch the out-takes, because I miss the "lead bass" and "rhythm bass" and all that which was in the original movie, and then edited out I think, and which I think is a brilliant and wonderful movie, because it is still so fucking true it is almost painful - heh.

I couldn't make it thru Training Day and Made (I didn't like Singles that much either, though hubster loved it).

Jenni S. -- Sunday, July 07, 2002 -- 08:14:26 PM -- 13 of 18993
One raises the eyebrow

I thought Keanu was fine - all he had to do was stomp around looking surly, and he did a more than adequate job of that. Mind you, those men's costumes - the leather pants and cute little waistcoats - were a bit, uh, absorbing, so it might just be that I missed some of the finer points of his delivery (g)

CalGal -- Sunday, July 07, 2002 -- 08:24:57 PM -- 14 of 18993
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Oh my lord, I forgot about Keanu! And then the best part, where Denzel and Keanu are brothers. I kept thinking it was like that Muppet movie where Fozzie and Kermit were twins. "Which one are you again?" "The one with the hat." "Oh, that's right."

Keanu's voice is his curse. He's actually a good actor, has consistently made interesting choices.

Ase--what did you think about Free Enterprise?

Did you listen to the commentaries on O11? They were quite entertaining.

Decca -- Sunday, July 07, 2002 -- 08:25:01 PM -- 15 of 18993
"Lack of the faculty for success in homemaking, while biologically abnormal, is no disgrace."

Oh, Wonder Boys - Stephanie, I keep meaning to tell you I finally saw the film version. The actual story, as we know, is kind of tiresome, but wow, does the film itself capture the essence of Pittsburgh.

CalGal -- Sunday, July 07, 2002 -- 08:30:34 PM -- 16 of 18993
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

It is a great Pittsburgh movie. My dad is from there, and I spent a lot of my childhood summers in the area.

Ase -- Sunday, July 07, 2002 -- 08:32:10 PM -- 17 of 18993
"Cold cold empty void", "Grandma's food for worms now". Atheist hymns, by Jamie R.

I really enjoyed it, being a trekkie 'n all (though not to that degree). And I was glad he found himself a girl that he had things in common with and who finally had the good sense to come back to him (like, what's a little electricity outage between friends).

A little - caricatured, I guess in places (oh - um - of course). what I mean is things like the 30,000 engagement ring/50 pairs of shoes, vs very wonderful sound-equipment/lost of geek-toys (though I know lots of the lots of geek-toys types of both genders).

And, man, I love rap-caesar.

And the mock-Kirk monologue (man he was good).

And - are those guys really 30? They looked so damned young!

(Of course, I overheard a conversation yesterday that I eventually understood involved my younger good-looking aussie hub, but where he was refered to as "an older guy with glasses with a business down on 3rd". I guess to a 23 year old 38 is an older guy - heh).

Did not listen to the commentary. It was one of the expensive 1 day rentals from a local place. Really wished I had. I spent some time listening to the commentary to Tao of Steve (and zoolander, but don't tell anybody).

It's kind of striking how different relationships were portrayed in those three movies.

Decca -- Sunday, July 07, 2002 -- 08:34:11 PM -- 18 of 18993
"Lack of the faculty for success in homemaking, while biologically abnormal, is no disgrace."

Cal, I didn't know you were familiar w/ Pittsburgh.

The best part was how it snowed, then rained, then snowed again, and no one shoveled the sidewalks or plowed the streets. Now that's authentic Pittsburgh.

CalGal -- Sunday, July 07, 2002 -- 08:58:30 PM -- 19 of 18993
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Anna, it's been a long while since I was there, but it looks much the same. The particular sort of brick in the houses is my most vivid memory.

BTW, if you guys aren't reading What's Next and Admin, make sure you check those threads out; feedback on policy, etc, is good.

Ase--I think that's one of Shatner's best performances. It is not easy to self-parody; only Shatner, George Hamilton, and ack, the Batman guy, what's his name? do it well.

Ase -- Sunday, July 07, 2002 -- 09:04:59 PM -- 20 of 18993
"Cold cold empty void", "Grandma's food for worms now". Atheist hymns, by Jamie R.

Hamilton and Adam west, is it? didn't make it across the gap, so though I know about them now, neither of them are entrenched in my mind the same way as Shatner is.

He's great in it. I liked him in the last Star Trek movie he was in also, which also had the self-parody kind of. (Is there a new one in the making?)

Susanne -- Sunday, July 07, 2002 -- 09:28:38 PM -- 21 of 18993
Susanne

Jim Nabors as Hamlet

OMG, stop that!!!

Mmmmm, surly Keanu.

StephanieD -- Sunday, July 07, 2002 -- 09:33:10 PM -- 22 of 18993

Anna, that's funny about the sidewalks. Too true! Pittsburgh photographs well, doesn't it?

I didn't give a fuck how well Keanu acted in Much Ado. I was too busy drooling. He looks fiiiiiine in that movie.

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