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    Thumbs up Video rentals (older flicks)

    If you are a Tim Thomerson fan...or a sci-fi fan..or a war buddies movie fan...

    Zone Troopers (1986)--just saw it on satellite

    Although my favorites of his are the Trancer series (good storyline, with Helen Hunt), Doll Man (just plain funny), Cherry 2000 (you'll love the 80's wear, and a Mad Max style Melanie Griffith), and Near Dark (he has almost a cameo part, but it's a decent vampire movie).

    He has such a dry sense of humour, picks offbeat roles, and isn't a half-bad actor, most of the time.

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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    WARNING--POSSIBLE SPOILERS

    Well, this one reminds me of a boatload of in-between movies...it's definitely one of those. I haven't read the books, but have been told these movies don't do too badly by them. Would give this movie a "C" grade.
    Was very disappointed that Gary Oldman and Alan Rickman were so under utilised. And really miss Richard Harris...he added an intangibleness to his character. Have been told one of the upcoming movies will feature Gary Oldman more prominently--YAY! He's one of the best actors around!
    Oh, and I have one word to say about Voldemort---Richard Lynch.
    Good Gravy! Why didn't they get him for this role??? He has a naturally gravelly voice, weird mask-like face--wouldn't need alot of makeup..and he does "sinister" very well, from things he's been in. Maybe he's just finally gotten too old, I dunno. The incorporeal-to-corporeal transformation scene would have been done much better, if the special effects people had watched the movie "The Keep", first (Scott Glenn rocks in that movie, which is also a killer read!). Of course, doing it that way would have scared the pants off of the small fry in the audience, but it would have made it cool as H---!
    Kim
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    Originally posted by Lone Gunman
    May I add that Shawnee Smith appears in an X-Files episode. She's in the one where they are drilling ice core samples in the arctic and everyone goes nuts from some bug unearthed.

    I was mistaken. Shawnee Smith is in the X-Files episode where there is a robot at a volcanic site. Like the ice core sample episode, everyone goes nuts.

    I knew nuts had something to do with it.

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    Bruce Almighty

    Funny movie.

    I have to take Jim Carrey in small doses. But I think this one is funny.


    "Hey, little anal-dwelling butt monkey. Time for you to go home, little buddy."

    "Oh, there we go. Sorry about that. In other news the Prime Minister of Sweden visited Washington today and my tiny little nipples went to France."

    More serious quote:
    "You want to see a miracle? Be the miracle."
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    Thumbs up Spanglish, With or Without You, Shall We Dance?

    I thought this one was the best Adam Sandler ever. It was touching, and the whole cast was great, except for the flaky mother (Tea Leoni). Ooh, I wanted to kill her! She was such a ***** to her own daughter, but wanted to take over Flor's!!! See, had I been Flor, I woulda decked her halls before Christmas!

    With or Without You
    This one is about friends gathering for an upcoming baby shower- the mama with her girls, daddy with his boys. But the twist to the whole thing is the women know how to get through their problems without fighting, but the GUYS are the ones with the real issues! Cast includes Cynda Williams (Malcom and Eddie).


    Shall We Dance?
    I had doubts about this one at first, being a Fred Astaire fan and all, but I was generally impressed with the results! There is a song they play at the point when John and his wife are trying to make it work, "The Book of Love" by Peter Gabriel. I am so thoroughly enchanted with this tune. It made me cry, because it kinda made me think of the time I had with my son when he was so small, when he was full of wonder. I'm getting teary-eyed thinking of it now. Does anyone know where I can find this song?
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    Never saw SWING KIDS when it first came out (bad time for me)....so I rented it through Netflix. What a great movie! Of course Christian Bale can't be beat! Also saw him and Taye Diggs in The Equalizer...pretty good....kinda "Matrix"-like. I think we already talked about Bale in American Psycho...grrrrrreat flick. Oh, also saw him in Laurel Canyon...also good.
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    Cool Aeon Flux

    Science Fiction Fans...REAL Science Fiction Fans...RUN to see this movie!
    This is well-adapted/written...it doesn't feel the need to explain every little thing (I was quite worried when the "old man" appeared, thought he might have to "explain" everything going on...like alot of movies do for the unimaginative reviewers that just don't "get" science fiction). Has a nice flow, decent action sequences, cool special effects, societal commentary, and yes... it's about bloody time that someone finally did a Philip K. Dick type storyline without editing it to DEATH! Geez, a movie that actually makes you think, and is entertaining to boot! Who knew? And Charlize Theron..surprised me...I haven't seen her in much, but she did a pretty good job with her character, and character interaction works well enough.
    She kicks butt, and doesn't take names in the action sequences, as a Diesel fashionista! (wonder if they contributed to her costuming...) Cool--very Peta Wilson "La Femme Nikita" with hints of "Erte". Oh, and Johnny Lee Miller crops up, unexpectedly (remember him from "Hackers"?).
    There are elements of this movie that smack of "Logan's Run," "The Time Machine," and "Zardoz", squished together, but also not really...LOL!
    However, it's got the double whammy on it--it's science fiction, and it's not mainstream, it probably won't last long at the theatres...so RUN to see it!

    Kim:thumbsup:
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    Thumbs up Crash

    Saw CRASH recently on DVD. I really thought all of the performances were top notch.Matt Dillon ,Don Cheadle, and Sandra Bullock were fantastic ! A must see !
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    Aeon Flux

    I am running to see this one. . . have followed the series for a min (used to air on MTV back in the early nineties on Liquid Television). . . I am waiting to see Marton Csokas (Yorgi from XXX) because he is one of my faves. . .

    schweet!
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    Thumbs up King Kong

    3 hours in the theatre went by quickly on this one...non-stop pace...and as a fan of the original movie, this is very well done. Character development/interaction and emoting is top notch. The musical scoring fits perfectly. Great casting/acting--Naomi Watts is very, very good. Adrien Brody, mr. puppy dog eyes has buffed up (audible gasps during his shirtless scene from the audience--pretty funny). Jack Black--what can you say about him...he always rocks (some scenes he resembles William Shatner)! Then, IMO, the sea ship's captain--yeah, woo, smokin' hot! The special effects are so worth seeing on the big screen! Creepy zombie natives, dinosaurs, awesome island, great period city scenes, and of course, the title character! However, warning for those who do not like bugs (especially big bugs)...there is a scene that goes on wayyy tooo looong! Actually, I didn't see much of that part--hands covering face--LOL!
    As in the original, this movie tugs your heartstrings, as well (bring your hanky). Peter Jackson really knows how to make fabulous, driven, epic pictures. I would see it again.

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    I've gotta say, I'm very skeptical about King Kong. It looks WAY too much like a cartoon from the scenes they've been showing on TV. I'm not a fan of digital characters as they look very flat and, well, like a cartoon to me. Like a musician can hear a flat note that others may miss, I can see a digital insertion like it were a bright red X on the screen.

    Star Wars I, II, & III had loads of digital ships and characters.
    Lord of the Rings trilogy had loads of digital characters.

    YUK!

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    Hey Steve!

    Maybe if you catch King Kong on a matinee--not a full ride ticket, you could let us know what you think about the effects. I know what you mean about inserted pics. I'm that way about mistakes in books (they glare practically in neon to the frustrated English teacher in me--LOL!). Those blue screen movie effect outlines in older movies drive me batty, too!

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    Hey, Kim.

    Is there a porno version called "Kink Kong"?

    mmmmmm......better not go there.

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    Originally posted by dejapete

    Is there a porno version called "Kink Kong"?


    Actually,I think it's called "King Dong".

    Not that I'm overly...umm... familiar with...umm... porno,that is...a-hem.

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    Oh yeah, I DID see "King Kong" a few days ago and it was outstanding. That climatic scene at the Empire State Building,however, gave me an experience I had never felt at the movies before:...a genuine sense of VERTIGO!...shee-it! what a ways DOWN that angle Peter Jackson gave us!...That poor,poor ape.

    Boy,...that Naomi Watts IS fetching,isn't she?!

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