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    Re: Mark Dujsik Superb Job

    It's been a while since I've been here, but thank you very much for the kind words. It's reaction like this that keeps me going with my writing.

    Again, thanks for making my day.
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    Review of SIDEWAYS

    Remember me?

    "Director Alexander Payne takes great pleasure in finding absurdity in the routine and picking apart the foibles of human nature, both of which are the cornerstone of that great...
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    Review of A MIGHTY WIND

    "Director Christopher Guest took the overwhelming success of his role in Rob Reiner's hilarious mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap (about an aging heavy metal band) to direct a slightly less hilarious...
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    Review of LOST IN TRANSLATION

    "The power of Lost in Translation is in the way it sneaks up on you. At the end of the film, there's a montage of Tokyo as a character heads to the airport that captures the feeling of leaving a...
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    No, this is the first time I've seen his review. ...

    No, this is the first time I've seen his review. I don't keep up with reviews as much anymore, which is perhaps one of the downsides of writing your own. Then again Rosenbaum certainly keeps up...
  6. On a side note, I just caught Scary Movie 3...

    On a side note, I just caught Scary Movie 3 tonight (in a vain attempt to catch up with recent movies) and will admit that I had a few nice belly laughs because of it.

    Otherwise, though, I do...
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    First off, thanks. I'm a little confused by...

    First off, thanks.

    I'm a little confused by the high praise as well, including one New York periodical (I forgot which, but it's in the commercials) that labeled it "a(n) historic achievement." I...
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    Review of MYSTIC RIVER

    An apprehensive cross between an elegiac tone poem of loss, an ever-twisting murder mystery, and a character study revolving around the regret of lost innocence, Mystic River tries to be all of these...
  9. Re: Crossing Over The Line of Violence

    Then are you of the perspective that the style of violence was realistic? If so, then that's where our difference of opinion lies, and unless I can convince you that the fruit-punch colored blood...
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    Re: Layperson's Delight

    Funny. My girlfriend absolutely hated it.

    I might have liked the give-and-take between the leads and gender power reversal if I felt one way or another about either character, but I didn't.
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    That may be, but it was meant to be and is funny. You might as well say that the Black Knight scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail was the turning point of cultural apathy toward violence. The...
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    Review of KILL BILL: VOL. 1

    "Quentin Tarantino is a joyous filmmaker, one whose love of film is clear in every frame of Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and one whose euphoria is absolutely infectious. Despite what many might think, this is...
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    Review of INTOLERABLE CRUELTY

    "There's a first time for everything. I could confidently say that there was not a Coen brothers film that I did not enjoy. Until now, that is. Yes, there is, sadly, a first time for everything. ...
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    LOST IN TRANSLATION Soundtrack Giveaway

    Not exactly a topic that will open up discussion, but a nice opportunity for everybody.

    Be one of five people to win a Lost in Translation Motion Picture Soundtrack. All you need to do is answer...
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    Review of SPELLBOUND

    "I wouldn't imagine myself sitting on the edge of my seat. I wouldn't expect to find myself closing my eyes. And I definitely would never anticipate getting choked up. But I found myself doing all...
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    Review of SPIDER

    "One insane man tells another a story. He once knew a man who liked gas so much that he put his head in the oven and turned it on. As he sat there, he changed his mind only to discover that his...
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    Re: Dorian Grey?

    Gray is from Oscar Wilde's only novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. It's an odd choice to have him as a superhero of sorts--something my right brain was amused by but my left brain just couldn't...
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    Re: Sean Connery Helms a Exciting Adventure-Thriller

    See, you think more highly of people. I'm in the middle of writing my review now and pose this question in the introduction:

    "Does the ordinary moviegoer nowadays know who Dorian Gray is?"
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    Review of 28 DAYS LATER

    "Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later is an indictment of a world gone mad—mad with rage, fear, and power—the zeal that has created and maintained it, and the apathy that has resulted. It's about that thin...
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    Here's my top 10 thus far: 10. Bully 9....

    Here's my top 10 thus far:

    10. Bully
    9. Untitled (a.k.a. Almost Famous the Bootleg Cut)
    8. Traffic
    7. Moulin Rouge
    6. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    5. Bowling for Columbine
    4. Memento
    3....
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    Review of SECRETARY

    "On one level, I want to recommend Secretary for its sheer audacity alone. On another, I want to dismiss it for its dumbfounding and offensive presentation of women. On yet another, I want to...
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    Review of SPIRITED AWAY

    "I hate to gush in the first sentence of a review, but I absolutely love this film. Now that it’s out of the way, you can expect similar sentiments to follow. Spirited Away plays out like the...
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    Actually, yes, I do. It was fairly common at the...

    Actually, yes, I do. It was fairly common at the time.



    I know! Ain't it great!
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    MRM Oscar Pool

    Yahoo! has started their Oscar Challenge again, so I registered a private group for my website. We're getting a really good group of people assembled, and I'm sure a lot of people here would love to...
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    Re: Re: Ever Hear of A Certified Social Worker?

    Me neither. I seriously need to watch it again.
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