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Sunday, June 6th, 2004

Subject:New and a couple of movies to talk about :)
Posted by:twilight2000.
Time:3:19 pm.
Mood: chipper.
Just rented Gray Owl, Taylor of Panama and Evelyn -- yes, I'm on a Pierce Brosan kick. That said, I've seen stinkers (even turned off Nomad 20 minutes in it was so painful), but these 3 are real gems in their own way.

Gray Owl: not what you'd expect -- Brosnan in an Attenborough film to begin with -- so beautiful vistas and photography -- but also quite a respectable performance by Brosnan. Not Brosnan *as* a native american, as such -- but I don't want to spoil it for you, so I won't give it away. Suffice to say, Brosnan is actually more in his element than one might expect and this movie is well worth the time.

Taylor of Panama: "oooh, it's a think line between saturday night and sunday morning" -- and between the Good guys and the Bad guys. This one is over the line -- Brosnan as an agent that's gone bad with Geoffrey rush as the actual Taylor and Jamie Curtis in the smaller role of the Taylor's Wife. Quite a piece -- stellar performances by all involved and quite possibly one of the most disconcerting pieces I've watched in many years...

Evelyn: Not a traditional Brosana role -- but one he really puts his heart into. Out of work painter in 1950's Ireland whose wife ups and leaves one Boxer day morning with little warning. His children are put in orphanages (one for each gender) after his wife's mother reports him as unable to raise the children. His wife's father is his best friend. He must prove he's fit to raise children (one boy, one girl, name of evelyn) as a single father in a country that says he isn't. Based on a real life event, Doyle finally manages to actually get some of the laws changed in Ireland. Excellent performances turned in by Brosnan, the Father-in-Law, the Lawyers and the lady bartender. The children, especially Evelyn, are wonderful as well.

Can't wait to see what he's putting out over the next 2 years -- i think we're expecting 3 films in that time. He's shooting one now, in pre-pro for another and looking at a 3rd...

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2004

Posted by:joesnotdead.
Time:3:27 pm.
So did anyone rent Annie Hall? If they did, did they think it's brilliant? I love Woody Allen, as you can see by my icon. I just think his ideas on relationships and human interaction are really great, and his jokes are hysterical. I also like Manhattan, which Woody himself didn't like. I just read that he offered the studio to direct another movie for free if they would agree to keep the film on the shelf. I really liked it though. If you haven't already, I recommend everyone checks out those two.
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Sunday, February 15th, 2004

Subject:Movie Weekend.
Posted by:ewwmagnet.
Time:4:37 pm.
Mood: mellow.
So I've watched a few movies this weekend and just wanted to share.

Under the Tuscan Sun: I would rent this movie again... I was really taken by the luscious scenery of Tuscany. It really makes you want to travel, heck, it makes you want to freaking pack up and move there. The plot sucked you in, well it sucked me in... I think this is definitely a pick me up movie. Okay, I don't want to spoil the movie for anyone just go rent it :)

200 Cigarettes: Everyone and their mother was in this 80's romance movie. This one made me laugh a whole bunch of times. A revolving themed I kind of fell upon was that everyone was just looking for someone type of deal. Typical but it works for this movie. Good stuff to watch with friends.
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Thursday, February 5th, 2004

Posted by:joesnotdead.
Time:2:37 pm.
Everybody rent Annie Hall. Watch it. It's brilliant.
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Posted by:ewwmagnet.
Time:11:11 am.
Mood: chipper.
Hi everyone! I am totally excited about joining this community :) I love watching movies as of right now I'm thinking about renting Lost In Translation and Under The Tuscan Sun. Has anyone watched either? I also can't wait to see 50 First Dates! I'll post more later... take care!
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Sunday, February 1st, 2004

Subject:New here
Posted by:angelicmagic.
Time:1:30 am.
Just joined this community because I really love movies. I have around/over 400 dvds, I believe.

So, do we just post movies we like & have others comment on them? Or does someone post about a certain movie and everyone comments on that and then so on and so forth? =]
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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2003

Subject:"I suggest you start drinking heavily"
Posted by:joesnotdead.
Time:4:38 pm.
Hey. So my name is Joe, and I took over here. I always thought this would be a good community if people took advantage of it, so let's do that now. I work in a video store....(the worst possible one)Blockbuster. 5 free rentals a week though...so I'll try and keep activity going here. I think we should start with an easy movie that most of us have seen....Mainly because it was the last one I watched....Animal House. Simple, fun movie. What are everyone else's favorites in the genre? This is kind of a trendsetting movie. Let's get something going here.
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Monday, December 22nd, 2003

Posted by:mood_goddess.
Time:8:38 pm.
I know this is not coming as a big shock to you, but this community, I am sorry to say is dead, it was a very fun idea, but maybe it was just the wrong time, I will be closing the community, if someone else would like to take over and run it, please let me know, I will probably be closing it down this coming weekend.

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Sunday, July 6th, 2003

Posted by:joesnotdead.
Time:11:34 am.
so i work in a video store, and i watch a whole lot of movies. i really liked the movie adaptation, but many of the customers disagree, i guess because it's a little too coffee shop for them. anyway, i'm wondering what everyone else thought of the movie. what did you think?
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Wednesday, June 11th, 2003

Posted by:_eunuch_.
Time:10:42 am.

Just to let you know, the wes craven community is up.So go and join if your interested.

Check here:-

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Just to let you know, the wes craven community is up.So go and join if your interested.

Check here:-

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Sunday, May 11th, 2003

Posted by:turquoiseskys.
Time:8:53 pm.
Hi! I just joined the community and I thought I'd put my first recommendation out there...

Birthday Girl - The only person you'll probably recognize in this film is Nicole Kidman (who I absolutely love). This is a must see, especially if you are a fan of Nicole's. This movie is a mixture of a dark comedy and romantic comedy...I guess you'd call that a dark romantic comedy :) It's about an English bank clerk who sends for a Russian mail order bride and gets more than he bargained for. I really enjoyed it. Just be advised that there are some bedroom scenes that are probably too much for youngsters, although there isn't an incredible amount of nudity.
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Sunday, April 27th, 2003

Posted by:willgraham.
Time:11:22 pm.
can we suggest movies?
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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2003

Posted by:loveisagypsy.
Time:10:06 pm.

Young Frank and his pals get an idea for the ultimate in excitement. They decide to pool their savings, bicycle to the nearby Big City, and hire some woman of the streets to strip for them. Things do not work out that simply, but they do meet V, a Hooker With A Heart Of Gold, who ends up giving them a ride home. Soon she is living in Frank's treehouse, unbeknownst to Frank's widowed father Tom, who thinks she is one of Frank's teachers. Soon, however, the evil Waltzer comes looking for V.

Melanie Griffith
Ed Harris
Malcolm McDowell
Anne Heche

This was done in 1994, so it should be a .99 cent rental in every video store. It is a romantic comedy that is hysterically funning and even more charming. The whole cast is simply amazing!!!
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Wednesday, March 26th, 2003

Posted by:loveisagypsy.
Time:10:54 pm.
Mood: amused.
It is Wednesday night, we just got finished watching Clue. I saw it years ago because Timmy Curry is my God. But it only had one ending when I saw. The one we rented had a bunch of ending, tripped me out!!

White saying that life after death is as improbable as sex after marriage was second only to when the colonel asked the butler what he did and the butler said "I buttle". I have a childish sense of humor.

My FAVORITE part, without giving anything away, was the singing telegram. THAT was funny. If I had to rate it? I'd give it a 10 for funny and an 8 for casting. Didn't like Yvette or Broddy.

OK, did I do everything right????
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Sunday, March 23rd, 2003

Subject:Italian for Beginners
Posted by:anothrchylde.
Time:10:30 pm.
Mood: curious.
Hi. This is my first post to this community. My name is Jennifer and I'm 23 years old. In my family we are all movie lovers. I'm very forunate that my father is a movie destributor and we have tons and tons and Tons of videos, DVDs, and screeners lying around.

So it's really rare that I do go to the video store. I do go to indulge my avid foreign film appetite, however.

A friend recently told me about a Norwegian film called Italian for Beginners. I was wondering if any of you have seen this movie, what your thoughts were and if it was easy to find in a video store like Blockbuster or Hollywood video.

I could always request that the library where I work order it (they always order foreign films patrons request) but that takes a long time and if I can get it easier it would be helpful.
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Subject:And for our next rental pick...
Posted by:rainbow_jr.
Time:11:34 pm.
userinfokeneally and I thought we'd pick the first couple of movies to get things started. Since comedy seems to be a genre of choice for most of our members, I picked the next movie with that in mind..


Eileen Brennan
Tim Curry
Madeline Kahn
Christopher Lloyd
Michael McKean
Martin Mull
Lesley Ann Warren


The popular board game comes to life as 6 guests are invited to a dinner party at a strange, mysterious house...only to wind up trying to figure out that age-old question - "Who Dunnit?" Perhaps it was Professor Plumb with the rope in the library...
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Saturday, March 22nd, 2003

Subject:Boys on the Side
Posted by:rainbow_jr.
Time:6:45 pm.
Mood: drained.
It's been quite a while since I've had a really good cry. This movie had me. I remember seeing Boys on the Side not long after it first released. I thought there were some funny parts to it, but I didn't really connect with the movie at all. I've always thought of it as an okay movie, but now it's become one of my favorites. This movie is about any of us. It's about life and friendships and love...and with it, the drama and mistakes and pain.

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Subject:Boys on the side.
Posted by:keneally.
Time:1:56 pm.
I really loved the movie - hence the fact I picked it.


Why is it that Drew Barrymore always seems to play the same kind of charactor in every single one of her films ? Don't get me wrong, I think she's cute in this filmd - when they attack Nick and she puts her hand up after being asked if she has tape - Thats such a cute look. But, theres only a certain amount of drew barrymore that I can stand.

I somewhat feel the same way about Whoopi Goldberg, though towards the end I really began to like her charactor a lot more.

I've seen this movie alot, and no matter how many times I've seen it, a couple of scenes always get to me. I know they're coming but it doesn't matter - it still hits me.

The scene when Whoopi Goldberg sings You've Got It. And the camera pans around to the empty wheelchair. That usually has me sniffling away.
The other scene is when Whoopi Goldberg finds out about, Mary Louise Parkers charactor, and she goes and sees her in the hospital. And she just gets me all emotional.

lol Yaay for me being able to explain myself.

It was a fabulous movie though - anything that makes me laugh like mad, and also bawl like a baby can't be that bad.

-> Don't be such a hoo-hoo!
-> Whats a hoo-hoo ?
-> Its a c**t dear!
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Sunday, March 16th, 2003

Subject:The latest from sunny east berne, NY on the latest movie
Posted by:firefoxkac.
Time:7:04 pm.
I thought boys on the side was a reasonable movie, on a scale of 1-10 I'd give it a 7. It seemed halfway through like it was going to be some kind of Thelma and Louise rip, but the continuing development of the story got it past that (and Jane's comment about "I'm not going over a cliff for you two" seemed to oddly cement that.

nitpicks and/or random comments laced with spoilersCollapse )

In all, it was a worthwhile viewing experience. I actually considered seeing it way back when it was in the theaters b/c the ads looked appealing (But then, what movie ad doesn't, with all the editing of the best stuff together)...but never got around to it. As far as acting, I think Whoopi did one of her better performances in this movie, Drew Barrymore seemed to overplay it a little, and Mary Louise Parker did well but, IMHO, could have been a bit more expressive. That said, her character is a shy one, so for what her character is written to be, she did well.
There's my 2 sixpence....comments?
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Saturday, March 15th, 2003

Posted by:ex_plastic_s843.
Time:3:16 pm.
Mood: thirsty.
hey everyone i saw white magnolia last night. it was beautiful i thought. :) the only thing that i thought was weird was the fact that the girl (what's her name, astrid?), well, i thought that it was wierd how she was super sensitive to the changes around her, and that she over-changed her styles in fit to the atmospheres around her. okay, like i would never dress all leather jacket and dark makeup that doesn't look good on you if you have really light skin. sorry to those of you that do like that stuff. :/ that's just not how I would dress.
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