"Hey NYJake217 - Maybe it isn't one of the all time best, but if ya go back to watch it over and over again . . . what is it?
I still watch it . . . and the themes seem to still hold true. Isn't that the reason Shakespeare's stuff…"
"Greetings - I am now a member of the "Fight Club" group. One of my favorate movies, it reflects my substantial hostility to the social structure of our time.
I sometimes wonder how it reflects on me that I would rather be drying dear meat…"
Fight Club, The Matrix, Stay, The Machinist, Spider, Session 9, Princess Mononoke, The Fountain, Star Wars, LOTR, Iron Man, Spirited Away, Sorum, Chan Wook Park's revenge trilogy, I'm a Cyborg and That's OK, Whale Rider, Blade Runner, also many J-horror, K-horror, Zhang Yimou films, and some French films, including anything by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
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Man, we are on a roll here. Today is Jean-Pierre Jeunet's birthday. He is 55 years old. If you don't know him, he's the brilliant director of "La Cite des Enfants Perdus," "La Fabuleaux Destin d'Amelie Poulain," and "Un Long Dimanche de Fiancailles." I think that's how you spell the last. My French is getting rusty again. In English - The City of Lost Children, Amelie, and A Very Long Engagement. I wish he would get busy making another film. It's been tooooo long. Love him!
I forgot his… Continue
I haven't posted in a really long time, but I had to come out of hiding to wish Keanu Reeves a happy 44th. Forty-four years old. Man oh man. He has a new film coming out in December. You may have heard of it - "The Day the Earth Stood Still." He plays an alien. Hey, no jokes! I love Keanu!!
Saw "Kung Fu Panda" today at the 3:20 p.m. showing and it was fantastico. I laughed through the entire movie. The kung fu is pretty spectacular, and believe it or not, Dreamworks ACTUALLY cast a few Asian actors to do voices. Holy schmoly, you say. Uh, huh. Randall Duk Kim, you know the Keymaster from "The Matrix" voices the awesome tortoise named Oogway (where did they get that name?), Lucy Liu voices the kickarse snake; James Hong, who has been acting since Adam was a lad, voices Panda's… Continue
Hey there! Jeez it's been a while. I stopped by a few weeks ago and updated my avatar and didn't come back for a while. No I don't have Facebook, but I'll check it out. So, how's it going? Condolences on your doggie, I know how difficult it is to lose one. We are all good here. I am the parent of a teenager!My son turned 13 in January and I just don't know where all the time gone. Just yesterday he was my sweet baby boy and today he's a rotten little persn full of teen angst! But I love him for all his faults and gifts. Well, hope to hear from you soon.
Hey Stranger! How's life? Great I hope. I am sad to report that I had no luck in Finding my beloved Aioki. We will miss her forever. But I did adopt a huge fuzzy bear from our local ASPCA a couple of weeks ago. He is a three year old Great Pyrenees named Nomad. He weighs in at about 125#'s and still has about 15-20 to gain! Hope to hear from you soon!
once it happened that two people went through every review and marked unhelpful and that was the most upsetting. then I was okay until my number drpped then they went back and did the same thing just on the new reviews. Someone or more than someone is very competitive. This exact thing started happening only afteri got more visible on ning and started a blog.
Yea, they did their show in a club in brooklyn that was packed (line wrapped around the building, it was unreal), and then hopped down off the stage and signed stuff, talked to people, and took pictures. They got swarmed, but made it a point ot talk to everyone, it was awesome. If ya haven't seen it, check the show out, its hilarious. A great one to start with is the clips show, episode # 126 (http://revision3.com/diggnation/2007-11-29mlohmiller/). Just hilarious clips from throughout the year. its a great way to check out what their all about. Alos, on the top left there is the shows tab that lists what else is on Revision3, lots of good stuff. Let me know what you think :)
Yea, its me and Alex Albrecht from TRS. He also does diggNATION with Kevin Rose, heard of it? Its a weekly show on revision3.com (where TRS is along with a bunch of other great net shows) where they sit on a couch with their laptops, drink beer, and talk about the top stories on digg.com. This picture was taken at a live taping of diggNATION in NYC earlier this year :). Here is a pic with me and Kevin Rose:
I have a few theories but don't know for sure. I had started a blog on controversial reviews and put myself out there. Someone told me that by doing that you are often targeted. Also, someone thought he would go over all my reviews and help me realize the errors of my ways. When I told him that was his opinion and I had mine the next day I found I was zapped. However, it could have been two other totally different people. Some people I'veheard get jealous if they can't write and someone else can. People also mark unhelpful if they don't agree even if you write a good review. No one is going to sit down and read over 200 reviews and think all of them are unhelpful, they just mark them without reading, that is very childish. However, I realized last week that the carrot in all the review writing is not the low number we are all striving for but the people we meet along the way, the wonderful conversations we have. Some of my friends I almost forget I don't really know them personally, they are touching my life and bringing me joy.
"Yes, thanks for ghostery, that one's very useful.
"While Knalds and Baff are perfectly correct - NF is far from perfect and things don't always work like they are supposed to. So don't be surprised when the wrong version arrives in your mailbox.
Often, at least in my experience,…"
"Oh, I liked it well enough, just wanted more of what he didn't cover, and less of most of what he did. New stuff is always interesting, and there was plenty of that in this doc.
Sorry about the Paul thing. When I realized it I…"
"The Capture (1950)
Low budget John Sturges noirish Western set in Mexico concerning an oilman who feels guilty about shooting a man suspected of robbing his company's payroll. Has its moments but some major plot…"
"Yes, KeePass is a little program you download to your computer. You can either install it or just run it without installing it (which makes it possible to run on a machine where you don't have administration rights). I have a copy of it…"
"It may have been a bit all over the place, but perhaps he may have not wanted to reiterate previous Beatles stuff. At any rate, being a Beatles fan I found it worthwhile. It would have been interesting to see a bit more of some of the…"