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Old November 24th, 2002, 12:10 PM   #121
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Amazing!

If you see nothing else this year, do not miss <B><I>Bowling For Columbine</B></I>!!!

This film was the most amazing piece of work I have ever seen. Filmmaker Michael Moore has done a phenomenal job. This documentary explores the reasons behind the violence in America and what you learn will blow you away, no pun intended.

You will laugh, you will cry, you will cringe, you will smack your hand to your forehead. Democrat, Republican, Left Wing, Right Wing, Religious, Heathen, Peacenik, NRA card carrying member, this film is for everyone!

More importantly, when you leave the film you will want to discuss and debate. It opens your mind, it shakes the cobwebs off the gray matter and it does so in a most entertaining way.

This documentary is truly a piece of art. It should be required viewing for everyone from high school on up. Michael Moore is quite simply, brilliant. I am in awe.
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Old December 17th, 2002, 06:16 PM   #122
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What happened to all the movie goers?

I saw "Far From Heaven" a couple of weeks ago. It is a magnificent film! The film takes place in 1957, and the director made the movie as it would have been made in 1957. It was done as a 1950s melodrama and was very cool. The movie alone is excellent, the acting superb, but the addition of the homage to 1950 filmmaking made it all the more intriguing. I give it two big toes up. Thumbs were taken.
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Old December 24th, 2002, 04:16 PM   #123
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<font size="1">movie Scrooges :-P</font>

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Old December 24th, 2002, 05:37 PM   #124
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LOL...and the review was SO well done too!

I'm going to see that one (((Melynn)))!

...and THANKS!
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Old December 24th, 2002, 06:12 PM   #125
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Well, I'm just not sure I believe you. I think you may just be humoring me.<g> {{{Cod}}} Thanks for that though.

I've also just seen "Adaptation" and "About Schmidt," but I'll spare everyone my reviews. No, no, don't beg, it won't help. I'm sure Ebert and Roper will be happy to accomodate. Or, you can just all go and see "The Hot Chick."
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Old December 24th, 2002, 07:57 PM   #126
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((((Melynn)))) I love your reviews! And I swear, during this holiday time off from work, I am going to the movies. Enough of this paper grading baloney.
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Old January 2nd, 2003, 09:14 PM   #127
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/me taps foot... well?

And, my word of the day today is:

<Font Color="red"size="8">Chicago</Font>

Don't miss it. This is a wonderful movie that should absolutely be seen on the big screen. Two big toes way, way up!
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Old January 2nd, 2003, 10:39 PM   #128
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LOL ((((Melynn)))) I did see "Frida." I liked it but only because I am very interested in that whole cultural era in Mexico.

You are the second person today to rave about "Chicago," so perhaps it's a must-see.
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Old January 5th, 2003, 01:19 AM   #129
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I went to see Gangs of New York tonight. I didn't read the book first so I thought the movie was interesting. I think Leonardo DiCaprio is going to mature into a wonderful actor. This movie is big time violent, but thought provoking.

Save your money on Analyze That, what a dissapointment.
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Old January 5th, 2003, 03:07 PM   #130
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Terri, Leo is also wonderful in "Catch Me if You Can." Perfectly cast, he did a great job, as did everyone else. If you want to see a light and throughly enjoyable movie, that's the one. You walk out of the theater with a smile on your face. It was really a fun time. Of course, as the mother of a 15 year old, I'm required to see everything Leo.... er, Over and over and over again.<g> You know, way back when he was nominated as best supporting actor in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape." I think he's always been a fine actor who has made some poor choices along the way.

Thanks for the tip on "Analyze That." I enjoyed "Analyze This" as a rental, but stayed away from "That" when I heard what the critics had to say. I don't always listen to critics, but everyone seemed to be saying the same thing and it wasn't good. Sounds like it will be a decent rental when it's released on DVD.

{{{Lou}}} I think Chicago is a must see. They just did such a great, great job! People couldn't help but clap at the end of dance numbers. The entire audience, young and old, male and female, were haviing a great time. Plus, the direction and editing are just amazing. The choreographer also directed and did a fantastic job. It's hard to explain other than to say, just see it!

I liked "Frida" too. Part of the reason I went to see it was because it was such a labor of love for Salma Hayek. The story of how it got made was an inspiration but then it also turned out to be a really great film. Sort of like a Hollywood ending.
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Old January 10th, 2003, 06:38 PM   #131
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Hey ((((Melynn)))) I've still not seen Bowling for C, but it has made it over here now and one of my friends is totally smitten with it. And she's about the last person to tolerate a documentary movie! LOL Anyway, just hadda share
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Old January 10th, 2003, 07:11 PM   #132
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{{{{{QuietWoman}}}}} Thanks for sharing! Your friend sounds like my kind of person.

I'm so glad that Bowling is making it's way out of the States. Now many countries can see us U.S. folks in a whole new light. ==== ;-D
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Old January 11th, 2003, 07:17 PM   #133
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Just saw "Bowling for Columbine," and I guess I'd be interested to hear specifically why Quietude's friend liked this documentary so much.

I saw the film in the local cinema arts theater, which is next to the university campus, so for this audience, Moore was preaching to the choir. I'd like to see NRA supporters and those who think that Heston is, indeed, God, attend in droves, laugh for the first 10 minutes, then find their hearts thumping at the causal analyses Moore sets up, popcorn suspended between the bag and the mouth. When he moves shot-by-shot from Iran to Korea to Vietnam to El Salvador to Panama to Iraq to the airliners crashing into the WTC, there's no breathing.

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Old January 11th, 2003, 08:19 PM   #134
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Have seen Bowling for Columbine over here, in Europe, and it was scary. Following on from his Nation TV and Stupid White Men book, Moore is becoming our 'Voice from America'! It's certainly a film to see - again!
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Old January 12th, 2003, 12:55 PM   #135
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There's another part of the film though, one that I see as full of hope. My 14 year old, scared-of-everything, daughter saw the movie. Some of her classmates also saw it. There are a lot of teens today that are scared of everything around them, and anything different.

The outrage that these kids are taking away from the movie, outrage towards the crimes that the media has perpetrated upon them, is wonderful to see.

My daughter said that the kids from her school who saw it believe that it should be mandatory viewing for all high school students. These kids have all watched South Park. But none of them knew that those guys grew up in Littleton. These kids all know who Marilyn Manson is. To have viewed an interview with an incredibly bright and articulate "freak" made them much more aware of how they either shun, or are just plain frightened of those who are different.

My daughter has made quite a few changes since seeing the movie. She no longer takes those sensational between TV shows news blurbs seriously. When flipping channels she won't let the station rest on "Cops" for even a second.

In short, she walked out of the theater with a sense of certain things that she can modify. That gave her such a sense of power over her own world. It gave her a feeling of control in some situations.

That one film was worth a few thousand in therapy bills for her. ;-)
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