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Old 06-28-2007, 02:46 PM   #166
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AoD: Director's Cut with commentary by Sam & Ivan Raimi and Bruce Campbell.

This commentary is so good. It's been a long time since I listened to it. The first 45 minutes, only Sam and Bruce speak, and then Ivan joins them for the final half. The deconstruction of Ash ("He's a liar. He lies!") is great, and it's also refreshing to hear them speak about what does not work in either version of the film. Plus, they know what was cut out of the theatrical version and track the changes in the commentary. Listening to the commentary you can tell these guys are truly friends and love working together. Insightful and very, very funny.
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Old 06-29-2007, 05:54 PM   #167
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I was able to watch my MGM Midnite Movie double feature of The Attic/Crawlspace last night. The Attic is a very sick little movie. Carrie Snodgress is terrific as the daughter/slave to her paralyzed father (or is he...?) Lots of grindhouse flourishes done with a clean sheen over the whole product. That's the vibe I got anyway.

Crawlspace. Wow. I'm surprised that no mentions this alongside Shark Attack 3: Megalodon or Troll 2. Yes, seriously. If you've ever wanted to see...

-Klaus Kinski in make up watching Nazi propaganda films
-Kinski scooting around the air ducts on a MOTORIZED board chasing a girl
-Lots of awkward dialogue from Kinski

THIS is your film. Very fun to watch but very bizarre at the same time. Had me scratching my head but it's something I'll definitely revisit soon.
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Old 07-06-2007, 05:00 AM   #168
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Just got back from seeing an advanced screening of Hot Rod. My god was this an excruciating film to sit through. I seriously did not laugh a single time. I think I smiled at one "joke". I was hoping with the people in it, for it to be some dumb fun, sadly it was just dumb. Will Arnet, Isla Fisher & Sissy Spacek (what the hell is she even doing in this???) were all incredibly wasted. This is the worst film this year, besides Wild Hogs, that I have had the displeasure to sit through.
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Old 07-06-2007, 05:43 AM   #169
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Just got back from seeing an advanced screening of Hot Rod. My god was this an excruciating film to sit through. I seriously did not laugh a single time. I think I smiled at one "joke". I was hoping with the people in it, for it to be some dumb fun, sadly it was just dumb. Will Arnet, Isla Fisher & Sissy Spacek (what the hell is she even doing in this???) were all incredibly wasted. This is the worst film this year, besides Wild Hogs, that I have had the displeasure to sit through.
Aw, that's not good news for me. I was planning on seeing this, merely for Will Arnet & Andy Samberg. I still might give it a shot but now I'm worried.
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Old 07-14-2007, 05:50 AM   #170
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I watched Talladega Nights tonight and... I have to admit it wasn't terrible. Wedding Crashers had me climbing the walls it was so bad but this was surprisingly entertaining. They managed to not be entirely heavy handed with the plot, which takes some actual work to do.

I'm glad I didn't pay to see it but I'm still kinda glad I saw it.
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Old 07-17-2007, 02:54 AM   #171
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I just finished Thumbsucker (2005), and it really impressed me. Very, very quiet film, think The Squid & the Whale meets...uh, The Squid & the Whale, or something? And not in a bad way, or in a way that suggests this film is somehow less-than because it shares a tone. That comparison probably does a disservice to the film. It's not as bizarre as The Squid & the Whale.

Now, stick with me here, the film stars Vince Vaughn, Keanu Reeves, and...still with me? It doesn't really star either of those guys, but they both have important roles in the film, and they both do stellar jobs. Keanu is great! And I'm not afraid to say it. And Vaughn is not manic or oppressive with his humor. In fact, he's barely funny but still funny. The film is really about 17 year old Justin (Lou Taylor Pucci, think a younger and somehow moodier James Duval) and his last year in high school. He is in love, he is diagnosed with ADD, he thinks his mom is having an affair, he is on the debate team, and so on.

It's damn good. I'm not very familiar with Vincent D'Onfrio, but his work here was so subtle. And Benjamin Bratt has a hilarious extended cameo. And there are great moments of humor in this ("Justin, it is my professional opinion that you have become a monster").

There is a message to the film that may offend a few people, but it's not the only message. In fact, Keanu pretty much sums it all up near the end, but I won't spoil it here. I'm really glad I watched this.
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Old 07-17-2007, 04:37 AM   #172
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AoD: Director's Cut with commentary by Sam & Ivan Raimi and Bruce Campbell.

This commentary is so good. It's been a long time since I listened to it, but I love that it is different from the theatrical version's commentary and that the commentators aren't split up like that version. The first 45 minutes, only Sam and Bruce speak, and then Ivan joins them for the final half. The deconstruction of Ash ("He's a liar. He lies!") is great, and it's also refreshing to hear them speak about what does not work in either version of the film. Plus, they know what was cut out of the theatrical version and track the changes in the commentary. Listening to the commentary you can tell these guys are truly friends and love working together. Insightful and very, very funny.
As far as I know the theatrical version doesn't have a commentary, are you mixing this up with something else or did I miss something?
I have the old 2 disc LE from AB and it looked like every release since then has been the same disc with different artwork. If there is a theatrical comm., even if it's bad and split, I need to hear it.
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Old 07-17-2007, 02:19 PM   #173
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As far as I know the theatrical version doesn't have a commentary, are you mixing this up with something else or did I miss something?
I have the old 2 disc LE from AB and it looked like every release since then has been the same disc with different artwork. If there is a theatrical comm., even if it's bad and split, I need to hear it.
Wow, I must be crazy. What the hell could I be confusing it with? Anyway, I'll have a look-see at my AoD discs tonight, but I'm sure you are right. Maybe I confused it with the two commentaries on ED?

Edit: Update--there is no AoD:Theatrical commentary, I must have been thinking of the featurette that Campbell narrates? I dunno. I've corrected my original post and thanks to BDH for the correction.
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:46 AM   #174
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It has been movie screening week for me. I got to see Hairspray yesterday. Great great great film. It moved at a quick pace, everyone did a great job with all the roles. Songs were awesome. The audience erupted in applause more than once after a number. Christopher Walken was good, but underused. I was a little leery of Travolta though, but he really made the part his own and you really cared for Edna. Best role he has had in a very long time. I left the theater smiling and just having a sense of happy that I havent felt since I first saw Little Miss Sunshine. Oh, and the John Waters cameo was hilarious!

Got to see Stardust this evening too. Wow, another great film. Again, I couldn't find fault with the cast. Robert De Niro totally stole every single scene he was in though. Michelle Pfeiffer really stood out as well. She actually really stood out in Hairspray as well. Hope this means more roles for her, cause I just dug her in both these films and she is looking amazing! Sad thing though, I have a really strong feeling that Stardust just won't do the business it deserves. Hopefully I'm wrong though, because any comparisons out there to this and "The Princess Bride" are spot on. After the anemic start this summer had, it's finally turning around and getting some actually good, fun summer films out there.
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Oh I'm so much looking forward to Hairspray! And Stardust too, although I don't know why but I seem to be self-consciously not-too-excited about it. I guess I just really don't want it to be bad and still totally imagine it being bad.

But I have faith in it. If it will be good, it will be fucking brilliant. And that's how it should be!
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Old 07-21-2007, 01:12 AM   #176
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It has been movie screening week for me. I got to see Hairspray yesterday. Great great great film. It moved at a quick pace, everyone did a great job with all the roles. Songs were awesome. The audience erupted in applause more than once after a number. Christopher Walken was good, but underused. I was a little leery of Travolta though, but he really made the part his own and you really cared for Edna. Best role he has had in a very long time. I left the theater smiling and just having a sense of happy that I havent felt since I first saw Little Miss Sunshine. Oh, and the John Waters cameo was hilarious!
Have you seen the original?

I lent some money to a friend of mine this week, so on Monday or Tuesday he is going to pay me back AND take me to see Hairspray! I'll post my thoughts after I see it.
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Going to see Hairspray on Sunday. I'm a little 50/50 on this because I really enjoy the original.
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:49 AM   #178
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Monster Squad...Watched this today and wow, even better than I remembered. I had a crappy quality bootleg that I watched a little over a year ago and this was like heaven compared to it. So glad to have this, OFFICIALLY, in my collection.

By the way, little thing I noticed... Am I crazy or is the music in the beginning of the trailer for Monster Squad the same music from Fright Night??
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I've watched Artisan's Prom Night III DVD which is the TV version omitting most of the violence, gore and whatnot. What's left is a tame PG rated mess, still kind of entertaining on a cheesy level though. However, Prom Night III deserves to be unrated on disc but I doubt Lionsgate will ever release it uncut.
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:19 PM   #180
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I've watched Artisan's Prom Night III DVD which is the TV version omitting most of the violence, gore and whatnot. What's left is a tame PG rated mess, still kind of entertaining on a cheesy level though. However, Prom Night III deserves to be unrated on disc but I doubt Lionsgate will ever release it uncut.
I was wondering why it seemed so bland when I first bought the disc... I had no idea there was stuff cut, just figured it was a boring movie.

Watched The Host. AWESOME 'monster' movie which, as every one has said, has a little of everything.

Watched 300 for the first time today. Really good action sequences but overall, I felt a little disappointed. Probably because of all the hype. I still liked it, though.
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