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Old 05-03-2006, 05:59 AM   #441
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Exit to Eden.

Rosie O'Donnell in bondage=bad.

Paul Mercurio half naked the whole time=good. Very good.
The book is WAY WAY WAY better than the movie. I believe it was written under the pseudonym of Anne Rampling (Anne Rice).

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Old 05-03-2006, 12:09 PM   #442
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"Ultraviolet" and a little bit of "Aeon Flux"

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There was a trailer for a movie called Ultraviolet that made me drool a bit, but I've always been a big Milla fan.
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I went into Albuquerque to see "Ultraviolet" last night. Milla was gorgeous, and though she is afraid of motorcycles, in the movie she appears to be expert enough to drive hers on "The Wall of Death". (Back when I worked on "Blake & Sons Carnival" they had one of those huge drums that people drove motorcycles and go-carts inside. Up on the wall, close to where you were standing looking down inside the drum.)

It's a vampire movie. (If I ever read one of the "Ultraviolet" comics it was so long ago that I don't remember it.) The fight scenes are fantastic; much better than "The Matrix" and "Hero" or "House of Flying Daggers".

Remembering that this is a comic book adaptation, it lacked depth. If it was from more than one comic book, it probably wasn't more than a three issue series. There was a fight with a Japanese gang which seemed inserted for no particular reason, as though it was something from a different issue put there because they were in the same building...

It had better fight scenes than "Aeon Flux," but "Aeon Flux" had a better story. ("Aeon Flux" was caged from an old "Fantasy & Science Fiction" short story from the '50s or '60s. Doesn't anybody know the meaning of plaigerism anymore?)

"Ultraviolet" was original enough that you didn't know the plot in advance. You could figure out some of the upcoming gags, but you didn't know where the story was going until you got there. Originality counts for alot in these days of sequels to remakes of really poorly made old movies.

I will buy this DVD as soon as it comes out. I only wish the movie had more scope. With more scope it would be favorably compared with "The Fifth Element". I laughed out loud at some of the jokes. The movie is both emotional and funny (assuming that you can relate to a vampire or a vampire hunter.)


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For instance. On originality, this is the first vampire movie I've ever seen where a vampire was the hero and another vampire was the villain.

The interesting thing is that they left "hooks" in for more than one sequel. The movie was sort of incompleted. There was obviously room for more, and I hope there is more to come. Milla definitely fleshed out "Violet" and every man watching this movie thought about "Violet" later that evening, when they were alone. She is quite unforgettable...

It was a good movie, perhaps a little lean, but hopefully that's just so it will be easier to add more with the next film. "Violet" deserves further study. (I do worry that there are not very many California directors who have enough creativity to make two movies as "original" as this one.)
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Old 05-03-2006, 12:30 PM   First Class Member KKWiki Contributer Administrator #443
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The book is WAY WAY WAY better than the movie. I believe it was written under the pseudonym of Anne Rampling (Anne Rice).

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Better as in more bondage?
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Old 05-03-2006, 07:22 PM   Senior Registered Member #444
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Nanny MacPhee, not so long ago, I loved it.

I re-watched Pride and Prejudice this weekend (the BBC version) for the 100 times at least, it's the best version no contest, I realised that I know most of lines now.
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I saw "16 Blocks" last night. I really wasn't all that interested in seeing it, but I saw it anyway and ended up liking it a lot.
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Saw Syriana on Saturday. Brilliant film.
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Old 06-03-2006, 03:56 AM   #447
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Not sure if any of you guys heard of this movie but FInal Fantasy 7 Advent CHildren
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Old 06-03-2006, 01:10 PM   First Class Member KKWiki Contributer Senior Registered Member #448
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Comedian. This is the film about Jerry Seinfeld getting back into stand-up comedy.
Fascinating.
I'm starting out in comedy through a workshop and some open-mics, and I can tell you, it's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. I have to admit that I got a little satisfaction watching Jerry Seinfeld completely lose his train of thought in one of his first stage appearances with his new material. I'm not sure if this woman really didn't know who he was or if she was just being a cheeky Brit, but after a couple of moments of looking at his notes and mentally retracing his steps, she calls out "Is this your first time on stage?" and saves his ass by getting the audience laughing again.
It's really interesting (for me, at least) to watch him develop bits and listen to his interaction with other comedians. He talks to Colin Quinn a lot in a little restaurant over the Comedy Cellar in New York, and they bounce ideas off of each other. At one point, Chris Rock is telling him about a show he had seen Bill Cosby do that lasted for over two hours...straight. Both of them, seasoned comics who rank among the all time greats, are amazed at that kind of ability. Kind of a telling scene, and I wouldn't be surprised to see Jerry try to do something like that in the future.
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Old 07-03-2006, 12:21 AM   #449
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Old 07-03-2006, 01:49 AM   Senior Registered Member #450
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Walk The Line I ended up buying before even watching it once and it was worth it. I'm a big Johnny Cash fan anyway, but this movie was incredible. I can't say enough about it, luckily for you guys, I won't type anything more because I could seriously go on and on.
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Old 07-03-2006, 08:20 AM   #451
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Well I have seen
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Old 07-03-2006, 02:58 PM   #452
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'west side story' & 'sin city'.
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Old 07-03-2006, 06:50 PM   Senior Registered Member #453
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This week I watched Fatel Attraction with Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, Funny Girl with Barbara Streisand, and The Sting with Paul Newman and Robert Redford. <---- my new favorite movie.

Christmas With The Kranks (2004) I didn't think it was as bad as the critics said it was. It wasn't really that funny either but it makes a nice rental.
The Elephant Man (1980) Very moving. I thought it was great.
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Old 07-03-2006, 06:54 PM   Senior Registered Member #454
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The Elephant Man (1980) Very moving. I thought it was great.
Double-U Tee Eff. I just watched that movie on Friday.
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Old 08-03-2006, 12:31 PM   #455
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I watched winbledon!
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:00 PM   Officer #456
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Richard, I've heard loads about that movie. I will definitely try and find it.
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Old 11-03-2006, 09:17 PM   Senior Registered Member #457
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watched night of the demons 2
reminds us all never to F&*! with a nun other then that only watch for comedic value and do not take it seriously

Blair witch Project Hate with all my concious thought

Blair witch project 2 hate slightly less

Office space strikingly original movie with great humor
10/10

Undead a great zombie film that has a nice plot twist
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King Arthur (directors cut) beter than the regular by far
with better performances than some other arthur films (some mentioned later) 6/10

First knight; good acting except and this is a big exception Richard gere. He will never be a convincing Lancelot andhis sword play makes me sick 4/10

though King arthur gave me a great idea for hunting mice in my house. place a bugle with penut butter inside ( irresistable to mice and any human that has tried them) in a open space and wait for the mouse. when it comes out to eat and nibble wait . then shoot it with a 60 lbdraw recurve bow. if the arrow wound was not fatal ( in my case through its gut. leap through the air to cover the eight feet from the couch to the fireplace. Then stab its head with a sgian dubh.
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Old 12-03-2006, 12:51 AM   Senior Registered Member #458
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I watched A History of Violence today. Wow, what a piece of shit.

If you unfortunately find yourself watching this movie, take special note of the dialoge. It's ridiculous. I can't believe how poorly written it was.

BUT, speaking in terms of pros and cons:

pros: heavy on sex scenes, and we do see boobies and paginey

cons: fucking-shit-waste-of-time movie, over 30 years old booby/pagina combo
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Old 12-03-2006, 03:22 PM   Senior Registered Member #459
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Sense and Sensibility: Emma Thompson is a goddess
Mansfield Park
Little Women
My wife is an actress, one of my favorite french movie.
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Old 12-03-2006, 04:07 PM   #460
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Pride and Prejudice 7.5/10

Not as great as it was made out to be, but still very good. It started out very slow, but around the 40minute mark it started to pick up. Many ups and downs for all the characters, which kept me into it. And Kiera was great as usual.
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