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    Cheers! It's on my Worst of 2002 list in the...

    Cheers! It's on my Worst of 2002 list in the General Film Forum archives. (And I would like to say that you're still being much too kind about this dreadful mess of a movie!)
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    Redheads

    Ummmm, Ann-Margret anyone? The only woman who's been called the female Elvis? The woman who wore a hot pink ruffled top with matching Capri pants and gyrated in a teen club in Bye Bye Birdie! (A...
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    And she did do a mean cover of "The Clapping...

    And she did do a mean cover of "The Clapping Song" on her first album years ago. ; )
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    Tie

    It would have to be a tie between Memento & The Shawshank Redemption. While taking into effect that both are good films, when it comes down to it Memento is essentially nothing more than an average...
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    There have been very few signs of true life at...

    There have been very few signs of true life at the Academy Awards the past oh, I don't know, 30 years or so. My favorite moments have been Robin Williams singing 'Blame Canada' from South Park,...
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    For the helluva' it......

    This really doesn't have much to do with anything that's been posted recently but I thought I would send it in anyway: a friend of mine was leaving the theater after watching The Hours and heard...
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    And there's also: Willem Dafoe in Shadow of...

    And there's also:

    Willem Dafoe in Shadow of the Vampire -a pretentious piece of crap but he was fantastic

    Gary Sinise & Robin Wright in Forrest Gump -I don't want to start a...
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    Forget you two, how 'bout Brett Ratner? : )

    Forget you two, how 'bout Brett Ratner? : )
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    Didn't mean to come off as some sort of bitter...

    Didn't mean to come off as some sort of bitter old man with a bleak view of the future in that last posting; I agree with your statements about some of the examples you offered and I like your...
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    Yes, it is a real issue -and one to easily...

    Yes, it is a real issue -and one to easily address- but with mainstream America happily lapping all of it up, can it be resolved? I don't think so. It's been this way for years and I don't really...
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    Let's wind this up!

    Now that this has degenerated into a disturbing A Beautiful Mind debate, I would like to sum all this up with the words spoken by Ronnie Howard in the beginning of his DVD commentary for Mind: "We...
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    You've also reminded me of other examples: ...

    You've also reminded me of other examples:

    Jodie Foster in Panic Room (she and the young girl who played her daughter were wonderful but the film was nothing more than a bourgeois B-movie that...
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    I second that.

    I second that.
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    Soundtracks

    Purchased:

    1. 8 Women (it's fun -a guilty pleasure)

    2. Pennies from Heaven (album)

    3. Barbarella (album)

    4. Paris Blues (CD)
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    Great performances, bad films

    Since there's so much hype around the Oscars and who's going to win and all that, out of curiousity -and general boredom- I was interested to see if people had any examples of great performances in...
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    And he favored The Rules of Attraction. ; )

    And he favored The Rules of Attraction. ; )
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    Persistent little thing, aren't you?

    Persistent little thing, aren't you?
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    Reminder!

    Yes, always see a film regardless of what the critics say and J. Hoberman is a good judge of solid filmmaking but remember that he did gave a rather blase, slightly stiff review for The Pianist.
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    Forgot about this one: Afterglow, a last...

    Forgot about this one: Afterglow, a last conversation with Pauline Kael

    A great last reminder of an intelligent, funny woman and a first-rate film critic.

    ps- thanks for the Ain't It slam!
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    Cheers!

    Cheers!
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    Here, here! I've always found the Academy to be...

    Here, here! I've always found the Academy to be nothing more than a big boys club that's easily turned off by an empowered -or strongly passionate- woman. (I'm not forgetting Chicago; I think it's...
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    Oh thank you for the Mary Ann direction! She's...

    Oh thank you for the Mary Ann direction! She's wonderful! And very funny! I love film critics with a sense of humor -it's rare- and she's refreshingly fun to read. The only other critics that I...
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    To tabuno

    I have to say that I have an overwhelming amount of respect for you when it comes to posting your feelings; it's easy, terribly easy, to 'critique' -i.e. rip apart, tear down, trash- a movie but...
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    I agree with you on Renee, Richard, and Bebe...

    I agree with you on Renee, Richard, and Bebe Neuwirth -I haven't heard Ute- and thank you very much for posting your opinion.
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    the buoy from the beginning of Jaws (I'd put it...

    the buoy from the beginning of Jaws (I'd put it in my pool and re-enact the scene for guests)
    the plastic chest Jane Fonda wore in Barbarella
    the straight razor used in Dressed to Kill
    the bucket...
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