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« Reply #125 on: Jan 01, 2008, 09:00:56 PM »

Finally got around to watching "Pan's Labyrinth" last night, and I thought it was really good. Weird how we are conditioned by genre though- I knew little about the film, and thought for some reason it was a children's film, or at least appropriate for children. I guess in the english speaking world for the most part fantasy=for kids, at least in movies.
films of 2008 so far (whit I am going to keep that list this year)
- Solaris
- Pan's Labyrinth
- Stroszek

two days in and no duds yet
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« Reply #126 on: Jan 01, 2008, 09:42:39 PM »

Forget Michael Cera, the foremost reason to see that movie is Allison Janney. No one (except Dave apparently) gives her the appreciation she deserves.

I may be biased--I do have West Wing on in the background at the moment after all--but she really did kick ass in the movie.

Basically if you are going to Juno because of a male actor that you like in it, don't.  The women act the shit out of the men in that movie.  Except maybe Garner, who is still good. 
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« Reply #127 on: Jan 01, 2008, 10:30:46 PM »

Allison Janney is THE BEST. Her and Lily Tomlin should be in a movie together. Would that be overkill?
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« Reply #128 on: Jan 01, 2008, 10:31:28 PM »

I mean that would just be the West Wing.
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« Reply #129 on: Jan 01, 2008, 10:46:26 PM »

Yeah, go watch Season 7.
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« Reply #130 on: Jan 01, 2008, 10:48:17 PM »

OMG SERIOUSLY? I never really got into The West Wing, though I do love Janney, but FOR REALS WOW. Like I need one more TV show to get addicted to...
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« Reply #131 on: Jan 01, 2008, 10:50:40 PM »

Starts in Season 4, I think.
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« Reply #132 on: Jan 01, 2008, 10:54:17 PM »

Oh yeah, I guess she was on that far back, though Seasons 5-6.5 kind of suck relative to the rest of the show, and 4 was not as great as 1-3, or 6.5-7.
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« Reply #133 on: Jan 01, 2008, 10:59:06 PM »

Oh yeah, I guess she was on that far back, though Seasons 5-6.5 kind of suck relative to the rest of the show, and 4 was not as great as 1-3, or 6.5-7.

I stopped watching it when Sorkin left
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« Reply #134 on: Jan 01, 2008, 11:15:36 PM »

You really should give that last bit a shot sometime. It's different than the early stuff, but very good.
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« Reply #135 on: Jan 01, 2008, 11:37:10 PM »

Speaking of Sorkin, saw Charlie Wilson's War tonight.  I thought it was pretty good and jammed with enough built-in dramatic irony to bomb a small village.
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« Reply #136 on: Jan 02, 2008, 01:34:54 AM »

I guess in the english speaking world for the most part fantasy=for kids, at least in movies.

oh, books too. i can't count how many times people walk into my store and go, "oh, a children's bookstore", and i have to explain that we actually carry about 4 times as many books for grownups as for children. a lot of people can't imagine that adults would read fantasy/science fiction books.
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« Reply #137 on: Jan 02, 2008, 01:43:59 AM »

Aaron Sorkin will not be first against the wall but he will definitely be near the top of the list
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« Reply #138 on: Jan 02, 2008, 10:12:15 AM »

Yes, for greater are his atrocities than any number of our elected officialsareyoufuckingretarded
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« Reply #139 on: Jan 02, 2008, 01:13:17 PM »

David Cross on his appearance in Alvin and the Chipmunks.
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I was too young to enjoy the original "Alvin and the Chipmunks" because I wasn't born yet. And I was too old to enjoy the later incarnation in the 80's, so it holds no precious memories for me to defile. If someone decided to re-make "Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang", (a movie I fucking LOVED when I was a kid) with the cast of "High School Musical" and Raven Symone giving voice to a now sassy CGI car with tits that sang about race relations I think that I would not care about that either. It's a waste of time and energy. I choose to care about other things that I believe are worth the investment of that kind of outrage, disappointment, and sense of urgency.
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« Reply #140 on: Jan 02, 2008, 02:04:21 PM »

On the one hand, Alvin and the Chipmunks was never good, so in this particular case, he's right.

On the other hand, anyone who rationalizes his actions using the "there are more important things in the world" defense should be heartily troutslapped.
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« Reply #141 on: Jan 02, 2008, 02:07:36 PM »

On the third hand, blucas is right on both counts, especially the first.
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« Reply #142 on: Jan 02, 2008, 02:12:39 PM »

On the other hand: "Troutslapped"? Really?
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« Reply #143 on: Jan 02, 2008, 02:15:48 PM »

My favorite Mitigating Factor was #4.5, in which he unsuccessfully attempted to purchase a house by cashing in his indie cred.
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« Reply #144 on: Jan 02, 2008, 04:27:34 PM »

On the one hand, David Cross talks about "Angles in the Outfield".  On the other, Patton Oswalt is a 38-year-old man with a myspace blog.  I'm torn.
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« Reply #145 on: Jan 03, 2008, 12:35:58 AM »

On the one hand, David Cross talks about "Angles in the Outfield".  On the other, Patton Oswalt is a 38-year-old man with a myspace blog.  I'm torn.

On the one hand, LOL. On the other, LMAO.
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« Reply #146 on: Jan 03, 2008, 12:47:46 AM »

Thing is, Oswalt openly admits to being a huge nerd and a drunk and emotionally retarded--like a lot of people on myspace.  I don't often read the stuff he rambles on about, but some of it's pretty funny.  I like the guy.  Cross' work though seems to stem from an aloof place of pissiness that wants to pretend that it is critic-proof by virtue of not giving a shit.  I read Patton's blog entry in which he mentioned Alvin and Dave (ha!  Funny, that) and he barely touched the guy--just made a soft crack at him. 

Personally, I can't muster enough whatever to give a you know about the thing.
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« Reply #147 on: Jan 03, 2008, 12:51:06 AM »

I (finally) saw Kind Hearts and Coronets. I think I put it off for so long because as much as I want to love the Ealing comedies, I'm always a bit let down by them, but it finally came from Netflix today. I'm so happy to report that I wasn't the slightest bit disappointed by it. You always hear about Alec Guinness playing eight roles in it. He does, and he's good, but what really won me over is that the final line of the film is like a punch line that's been building since the opening scene. It's completely charming, and I thought it was a wonderful movie. Also, it makes me really want to see The Ruling Class again, which would be a good double-feature companion for it. I'm pretty sure I have a copy of it somewhere.
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« Reply #148 on: Jan 03, 2008, 12:29:50 PM »

i like david cross and patton oswalt. i don't think they should fight. the farmer and the cowman should be friends.
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« Reply #149 on: Jan 03, 2008, 12:46:57 PM »

i like david cross and patton oswalt. i don't think they should fight. the farmer and the cowman should be friends.

They aren't fighting. 
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