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citizenx
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0 posted 08-24-2001 03:24 PM       View Profile for citizenx   Email citizenx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for citizenx

I read an article from a movie critic damning hollywood for its selection this summer and I have to agree.
I saw one good film this summer, Shrek.
Ok I have not seen Planet of the apes yet but the reviews have not been good. I am a fan of Tim Burton's films which is the main reason why I want to see it. God when I heard they released Crocidle Dundee 3 I also wanted to boycott hollywood films,

Where are the modern classics like the usual suspects? the smart hip movies with depth as well as action.

The smartest thing i have seen in a while in terms of a film that tries to take itself seriously is Final fantasy and even the actors (who were animated
were stiff). It looks like I am going to have to go to the art house theatre if I want to see a good film these days.

Anyone else agree that this summer sucked in terms of films. NO I did not see Pearl Habour, I avoided it on principal, that being that I would rather avoid seeing an over indulgent film with no substance that is completely romanticised. Titantic it was not.

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1 posted 08-24-2001 09:38 PM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

Yah, and not even one new 'Star Trek' movie.
I've had it!
Beam me up Seven!
Seven ...
Dag Nab It!
my comm badge isn't working

your right, there wasn't a lot happening in theaters this year
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"The Songcatcher"....a movie that I wanted to see that hit the art theater for about 2 weeks and was gone!

"Finding Forrester"...a spring movie but WELL worth a second look..

"The Others"...I am not a Nicole Kidman fan, but the movie had moments of intrigue and spookiness..

"Planet of the Apes"..I liked it (not as much as the original)..and found the almost life-like ape makeup to be eerie..but I found some of the ape characters were stereotyped.

"America's Sweethearts"...sigh..a waste of John Cusack's talent..

I've been disappointed in the 'blockbuster' movies..I remember standing in line to see Star Trek or Star Wars movies...but I guess we won't see that again since each 30 plex has one movie on 3 or 4 screens...sigh
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head for the art-houses folks...

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The quality of movies has gone down hill quite severly. Although it's our Winter at the moment, I can't remember there actually being any semi-decent movies released this year at all.
Shrek was alright but it was killed by Eddie Murphey's whining and screaming all the time. It has potential if they do one little thing - shoot Eddie.

Go and check out some art house movies. They at least can keep you glued to your seat instead of wanting to rip out your hair.  

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Kamla, I would love to hit the art theatre but we don't have one near by sigh...

I would like to see the film "tears of a black tiger"

Well At least they show the "three colours" triology which i have taped and yet to watch Viva le european cinema.

Americans have lost the plot when it comes to making movies these days.


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...and if you can find them, try and see Burnt By The Sun and Jalsaghar.

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WIll try Jamie, also I recommend city of the lost children and delicatessen. Both very stylised and funny french black comedies.  

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the order of the soul" leonard cohen

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now it wasn't a 'summer' movie but 'Oh Brother Where Art Thou' was superb -- Cohen Bros. Always are..

Planet of the Apes (yawn)

Pearl Harbor -- plot thin but fx packed -- worth it just to see the battle on film -- like being there -- watch it -- then see Tora Tora Tora

The Others -- Had it figured out in 15 minutes (but I could watch Nicole in a bad movie)

I'm not even going to go into all the kiddie movies I've seen... but they were no Lion Kings

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9 posted 08-26-2001 12:48 PM       View Profile for citizenx   Email citizenx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for citizenx

I love the Coen brothers, I think I have seen most of their films by now.
Saw Barton Fink recently, very dark.. good but not my favourite, I think my favourites are Raising Arizona, Big Lebowski and Miller's crossing. They have a new film coming out soon, thank god.

And Terry Gilliam has been quite recently as well.


"the blizzard of the world has crossed the threshold and it has overturned
the order of the soul" leonard cohen

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