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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE ENDLESS, POINTLESS thread
« on: January 10, 2008, 01:58:44 AM »
Wow, good to see the site is still going strong and that this thread is still alive !!!

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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: Josey Wales vs. Unforgiven
« on: December 21, 2005, 10:00:46 PM »
Movies aren't always comparable on a this is better than that basis.  Often movies about an era are actually more relevant to the era in which it is produced than that which it depicts.  I remember when Dances With Wolves came out and the talk about how it humanized Indians and how they were never depicted as characters before.  OJW was made 20 years before that.  I wonder if I had seen OJW when it came out if the Indian characters would have had a noticable impact, as well as empowering a female Indian.  With powerful female characters such as Ripley or even westerns such as the one with Sharon Stone, I wonder if some impact of movies degrades over the years as certain things are not noticable.
This is just a thought that went through my mind as I was reading through the thread.  I wonder if people who saw OJW when it was released have a different context to it than people who have seen it recently.
I equate it with the JFK assassination.  If you were alive when it happened it has shaping influence on you.  For me, its just history.  I wonder if time has reduced some of the impact of OJW.

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I enjoyed my posts with AKA23 .  I hope he is still around on this board.  Also, allycat was always nice to me.

Oh, I saw that Matt, hehehe, its OK, it was the Moops!!!

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General Discussion / Re: Honky Tonk Man
« on: December 21, 2005, 12:16:17 AM »
I must have been away from this site for a long time, because after reading the other post about the guy who talked about wrestling I thought

"You don't hear to much about Honky tonk man. What are your views on this subject? "

was about the wrestler from when I was young who dressed like elvis !!!

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: December 21, 2005, 12:11:56 AM »
I saw ong bak this week.  It was pretty impressive, physically.  The movie, eh, its not Shakespeare, but does Hamlet run around on people's heads ???

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Hi everyone...

I haven't been around in awhile and checked things out today.  Interesting to read through this thread.


Happy Bday Christopher
Congrats to Brendan on becoming moderator
and Donald the Seagal fan lol, I was around during all his posts....

I wonder if any of my posts are in the Hall of Fame or Shame :)


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I saw ROTS, and liked it.  The action sequences and fights are good and there weren't cheesy humor attempts or blatant pandering to young kids.  I thought the turn to the dark side was done well.  The limited Anakin/Padme dialogue was tolerable if done poorly, but all in all this was as good as you could expect it to be.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: May 14, 2005, 04:50:58 PM »
I saw a movie called Fireworks (Hana Bi).  It reminded me in some ways of the Dirty Harry/ MWNN movies.  It was very good.  It was a Japanese movie from the mid 90's.

I also saw Shaolin Soccer which was funny.

Bend It Like Beckham which was OK but not really as good as everyone made it out to be.

Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle which was stupid but funny in that dumb kind of way.

I, Robot which I enjoyed a lot.  The special effects didn't seem out of place with the movie.  It looked realistic.  Better than I thought it would be.....

House of Flying Daggers which was awesome.  The best of the bunch by far.  Really pretty to look at.  I recommend this one highly....

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Top 5 unhappiest movie endings
« on: May 14, 2005, 04:42:37 PM »
Hi.. i haven't been around in awhile

Gimpy has many good selections such as HOFD.

I would say that many of the asian movies I've seen especially Korean movies have sad or bittersweet endings.

Two in particular Failan and Ditto.

I thought Before Sunset was particularly sad throughout, although sad I guess isn't the right word.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Famous People You've Met
« on: March 31, 2005, 09:26:41 PM »
Ah, I've met a lot of famous people being in the city I'm in, and you just see them around doing day to day stuff in the streets too.  But the most famous person I've met I would have to say was the former President Bill Clinton, he called me Buddy, which was cool I guess.  He much bigger than you'd think.  But when I think about it his dog was named Buddy, so he probably just called everyone Buddy until he got his dog. 
Second, I  guess would be the former Mayor Guiliani, i met him a few times.  He was really nice.
A bunch of movie people and sports stars and politicos I'd say too but I'd have to run through a list I guess...mostly Mets and Yankees.  I met the Chicago Bulls whole team once, man those guys are tall.

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hmmm... i think i finally figured out how to fix it.  I had to go into any page I have visited and hit the refresh for that page.  But I hope I don't have to do that every time I log in.....hmmmm

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I try to log in or logout and it keeps me logged in and says something about a session error.  It has frozen all the forum topics as of a login a week ago, so I can't see any updates.... any ideas???? I tried all sorts of things the  last week but no success....

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: February 26, 2005, 02:44:21 PM »
I saw Kung Fu Hustle on DVD w/DTS and english subs the other day.  I think it releases in theaters in the US in another month or two.

It is written by, directed  by and stars Stephen Chow.  I never saw any of his other movies before.  His last was Shaolin Soccer. He is considered to be the Jim Carrey of Asia but his older movies don't play too well if you don't speak Cantonese.

This movie is awesome!!!! The first half is really funny with some great comedic sequences. If you are a Kung Fu fan from the old days, it makes fun of and also pays homage to the old flicks.  Plus, it also satirizes current Hollywood movies such as the Matrix and Spiderman.   The production value is as good as any Hollywood movie and it is funny for non Cantonese audiences, which is something I've been told his other movies aren't. So if it hits theaters soon near you check it out.  I believe it broke box office records in Hong Kong.  The DVD is already released in Asia.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Celebs you've been told you look like
« on: February 26, 2005, 02:35:34 PM »
sorry biddy no comprende what you're getting at. sorry the pic is so serious i was thinking of something at the time it was taken wasn't aware of the camera. :-[

Yeah, what I meant was that yr facial expression was like the  Gene Hackman picture you chose, thats all.

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Questions & Answers / Re: Help please.
« on: February 10, 2005, 08:16:13 PM »
oooh yes... i would like to see them when done too, the clint one was very good Chessie :)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: February 10, 2005, 07:49:17 PM »
Good god Christopher i thought that movie was well dead and buried ...........i wont be able to sleep tonight now .....cheers  ;)

I remember "I Come in Peace" which was about alien drug dealers with the brilliant line that follows...........
AND YOU GO IN PIECES !!!

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: February 04, 2005, 08:31:23 PM »
Wong Kar-Wai is the world's greatest director.

This week I saw Seabiscuit and Chungking Express.

Seabiscuit was OK.  Its well made, but I didn't really flow with something about it.  After seeing the list of movies made by the director, I noticed I felt the same way abt more of those movies, Dave and Pleasantville.  He also made Big which I liked more than those.  I think all his movies are OK and professional but I guess I don't really feel the same way abt things as he does and that comes thru in subconscious ways.

On the other hand, I really liked Chungking Express, but I don't know why really.  I think the movie will be really rewatchable and get better with each viewing, its not really a plot filled movie, in fact theres hardly anything going on, but theres a lot going on.  It seems like everything is so carefully shot and without saying things overtly more things are said and felt.  I did enjoy the second part  of the movie much much more than the first and even though they were somewhat not related and stylistically different, having the first part made the second part better, but I can't really explain that fully. I have California Dreaming stuck in my head with the actress dancing and I don't really like music from that era.  If you like movies as an art form this is a good watch. Just sit thru the whole thing and don't really try to think abt it.  I will probably check out his other films soon and watch this again in a few months , although, I wouldn't go so far as ben shockley 's quote but I see promise :)

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here is the thread on that site..

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htforum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=222304&pagenumber=5

post 130, I believe it was.

I don't really know if I agree with it, but it was interesting all the same....

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But which of them is Snap, which is Crackle, and which is Pop   .... never mind, Frankie is clearly Pop! 

Guess it beats Larry, Moe and Curly?

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I read this post on another forum Hometheaterforum.com posted by a Michael Perez.  I thought it was an interesting take and decided to post it here :

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I was discussing "Million Dollar Baby" with a friend of mine who noticed that the film possessed a trinitarian theme. Not being familiar with Christian theology, this was something that I had not even considered, though it now seems more apparent to me.

The film's three main characters can provide a symbolic representation of the Holy Trinity: Frankie (the father), Maggie (the "son"), and Eddie (the holy ghost). Early in the film, we see a scene in which Frankie and the priest are discussing the Trinity, possibly providing some foreshadowing to the relationships between the characters. Considering the father-daughter bond formed between Frankie and Maggie ("Mo Cuishle") and that Eddie is called a "ghost" by one of the other boxers at the gym, I could see this as being intentional.

When reading Jim Emerson's (editor, RogerEbert.com) essay, I noticed that he mentioned something about how Christ's death could also be viewed as an assisted suicide since Jesus had chosen to die as a willing sacrifice. I can see how many people would find that statement offensive or controversial, but it's still interesting in the context of this analysis.

Perhaps this interpretation is far-fetched, but I thought that it was a beautiful way to see the film.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: January 29, 2005, 01:16:48 PM »
One of the weirdest things I've ever seen is when one day I put on the TV and saw Arnold in a silly movie with Kirk Douglas and Ann Margaret called " The Villain "

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080097/

This was way out of left field and was one wacky movie

I think when he is in the right role he is very good but if the movie isn't right it can be a little off, but he still makes it watchable, if only for the entertainment value of laughing at it.

Does he always punch someone ?¬  We used to play the Arnold Sound Page and crank calls made with it.¬  If you never heard some of those they are hilarious...

this site has some of the best cranks made with the movie soundbites... when "arnold" calls the massage parlors and asks " who is yr daddy and what does he do ?" ah , its classic

http://www.btinternet.com/~pir8/arnie/

"I hope you leave enough room for my fist because I am going to ram it all ther way into your stomach"

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