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Okoswas
10-30-2004, 10:04 PM
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breadman
10-30-2004, 11:15 PM
movie 'the girl next door'....movie isnt one of the better ones out there....but at least it has elisha in the movie. hope to god they didnt use body doubles....cause she's fuckin' hot.

Doc Holliday
11-15-2004, 11:41 AM
I also saw 'The Grudge' at the Paramount a few days ago. I liked it, it made me jump on more than one occasion, but i still didn't like it as much as i enjoyed 'The Ring', which i've seen nearly 10 times. Now that i think of it, i cannot imagine why the two movies are being compared to one another. Is it because of the Japanese element? The Ring was orginally made in Japanese (Ringu), and 'The Grudge' has Japan as its setting.

I was told by a friend in the movie business that 'The Ring 2' is in production. I just hope that they don't screw up the sequel like they did with 'The Blair Witch Project' movies. By the way, has anyone noticed that movie titles beginning with 'The' are often very entertaining (and full of suspense) to watch? Example: The Gift, The Pledge, The Others, The Innocents, The Howling, The Fog, The Sentinel, The Omen, The Gate, The Exorcist, The Crush, The Thing, The Blair Witch Project....and my favorite: The X-Files.

My next film to watch: 'Ray'. It stars Jamie Foxx as the great and legendary Ray Charles. There is already talk of the movie getting Best Picture nominations, along with Foxx getting a Best Actor nod.

Legolas
11-15-2004, 01:35 PM
Jamie Foxx behaves almost scaringly like Ray himself. The soundtrack CD has a picture of them sitting side by side and their similar body expressions are a "sight."

Montrealfan
11-17-2004, 02:00 AM
I have seen 'The Ring' - the japanese version, not the american remake, it's a decent horror flick, but if you are looking for something shocking, check out Takashi Miike's "Audition." A bunch of people walked out of the theatre half way thru the movie and my ex kept her eyes closed 1/2 of the time. I haven't checked out the dvd, but talked to a guy who did. From what I heard, they cut out 1 of the grossiest scene in the movie to tone down the movie - I guess the north american audiences don't have the stomach for it.

Takashi Miike has quite an interesting career. Last year, I saw an entertaining live/claymation musical from him, and an ultra violent gangster flick on the same day. He is not strictly an horror movie director.

Cheers,
MF

***Movie spoiler***
http://www.filmthreat.com/Reviews.asp?Id=2429

EagerBeaver
02-06-2005, 11:29 AM
I saw this Clint Eastwood film the other night. Excellent movie, with great performances by Eastwood, Hilary Swank, and Morgan Freeman. I think it's the first time I ever saw Clint Eastwood cry in a movie. Please note this is not an uplifting, "Rocky" type movie; rather it is a reality based tragedy. Actually, all of the characters in this film are rather tragic figures.

IMHO this was the best performance of Clint Eastwood's long and illustrious film career and I would not count him out for the Oscar, although some are already mailing it in to Jamie Foxx.

Doc Holliday
02-06-2005, 01:47 PM
I saw this Clint Eastwood film the other night. Excellent movie, with great performances by Eastwood, Hilary Swank, and Morgan Freeman. I think it's the first time I ever saw Clint Eastwood cry in a movie. IMHO this was the best performance of Clint Eastwood's long and illustrious film career and I would not count him out for the Oscar, although some are already mailing it in to Jamie Foxx.

I hadn't even realized that Clint was nominated for best actor until i read your post. He's also nominated for best director.

Do you know which other person was nominated for best director and best actor in the same year? Has anyone won both?

I'm a huge Clint Eastwood fan. I don't remember disliking a performance of his. I watched 'Bronco Billy' last week, for the first time, and to my surprise, i like it. My favorite Eastwood performance, in my opinion, is that of William Munny in the Oscar winner "Unforgiven". I've yet to see "Million Dollar Baby", though. Can't wait!

EagerBeaver
02-06-2005, 04:25 PM
Doc,

I neglected to mention that Eastwood was nominated for Best Actor as well as Best Director. I saw "Unforgiven", but IMHO Eastwood's performance as Frankie in "Millian Dollar Baby" was the best of his career. Eastwood is now 74 years old, and he has saved the best for last in his career.

EagerBeaver
02-16-2005, 07:51 PM
I saw this Oscar nominated film. It was very good. It takes place during the 1994 Rwanda Civil War and is all about a hotel manager, played by Don Cheadle, who uses his head to save the lives of innocent civilians. Sort of like "Schindler's List", with a great performance by the highly underrated Cheadle who was so good in "Boogie Nights" and "Devil In the Blue Dress". Nick Nolte is also good as a by-the-book, tell-it-like-it-is UN peacekeeper.

I highly recommend.

EagerBeaver
02-16-2005, 07:54 PM
Just rented this film on DVD Full Screen edition. This is a movie you don't want to see if you are planning a Caribbean vacation soon. It also served as a reminder why I never have tried scuba diving on my Caribbean trips.

It's about a couple that gets stranded in the middle of the ocean in their scuba gear when their boat miscounts the divers and leaves without them. Predictably, sharks show up looking for snacks. The moral of the story: just say "no" to scuba diving.

Le Cock Sportif
02-16-2005, 08:16 PM
I saw this Oscar nominated film. It was very good. It takes place during the 1994 Rwanda Civil War and is all about a hotel manager, played by Don Cheadle, who uses his head to save the lives of innocent civilians. Sort of like "Schindler's List", with a great performance by the highly underrated Cheadle who was so good in "Boogie Nights" and "Devil In the Blue Dress". Nick Nolte is also good as a by-the-book, tell-it-like-it-is UN peacekeeper. I highly recommend.

I haven't seen this movie yet. Nevertheless, for those who wish to know the truth about what happened down there a few years ago, the book Shake Hands with the Devil (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?pwb=1&ean=9780786715107), by a Canadian general, says it all.

(mr. google is indexing all kinds of names and out of sensitivity I omitted the general's name)

EagerBeaver
02-20-2005, 08:50 PM
This is the third of the Oscar nominated films for this year which I have seen. IMHO, it does not really stand up to the other two, "Million Dollar Baby" and "Hotel Rwanda." It's a relationship movie about two friends on a road trip through the Southern California wine country the week before one is to be married. The movie is not particularly funny or sad or witty. However one of the main characters, Jack, actually says a lot things that I would say, and it almost made me wonder whether the writers of this movie overheard me at dinner. For example, there is one scene where Jack is trying to cheer up his friend Miles, who is brooding and depressed over a divorce, and is getting therapy and taking Xanax to treat the depression. Jack says to Miles: "Fuck the Xanax. You need to have you joint worked over.............you need to have your bone smooched."

Doc Holliday
02-22-2005, 10:56 PM
Just rented this film on DVD Full Screen edition. This is a movie you don't want to see if you are planning a Caribbean vacation soon. It also served as a reminder why I never have tried scuba diving on my Caribbean trips.

It's about a couple that gets stranded in the middle of the ocean in their scuba gear when their boat miscounts the divers and leaves without them. Predictably, sharks show up looking for snacks. The moral of the story: just say "no" to scuba diving.

I just saw this movie for the 2nd time tonight. The first hour is extremely dull, to be honest. The only good part is the last 30 minutes. When it finished, i told myself: "what a damn waste of time!!!"

Avoid this movie, folks....it's not worth it. It's a low-budget movie, and it shows. The only good part is the scene where the girl was nude in bed (reading a book) in the first 10 minutes of this piece-of-craparino! Lovers of full bushes will enjoy that scene. One of the stupidest scenes in the movie also occurred here, when the husband suddenly opens the light in order to start chasing a fly. Dumb!!

Doc's rating: 0.5 out of 5

Doc

p.s. This movie is so bad that i feel like giving away the ending.

Headinnorth
02-23-2005, 01:11 AM
Dont know if you guys would be interested. But check out a movie called the "The Life". The movie focuses on the under world of escorts/prostitution. Interesting to say the least. Not what I was expecting. It does star Denise Richards and Daryl Hannah.

Headinnorth
02-23-2005, 01:15 AM
Oh another movie I just finished watching was "Tae Guk Gi-The Brotherhood of War". The movie is told during the Korean war. Tae Guk Gi follows two brothers--one uneducated and forceful, the other intellectual and reserved--as they are united and then divided by the conflict. It is in korean but also subtitled in english. If you are a fan of movies such as "Saving Private Ryan" or the HBO series "Band of Brothers" of just a fan of war films. I am not gonna go into details but this movie is a must see. Let me know what you guys think.

THanks,
HN

EagerBeaver
02-28-2005, 06:33 AM
Last night Clint Eastwood swept the Academy Awards for best picture and best director for the tragedy "Million Dollar Baby". This is the second time Clint has done this, the other time being in 1992 for "Unforgiven".

Not bad for a guy who, as a struggling young actor in the early 1950s, was let go by Universal Studios because of a protruding Adam's Apple and a slow manner of speech, forcing him to pay the bills by digging up swimming pools in Los Angeles before he caught his break as an actor in the classic spaghetti westerns of the 1960s.

A true American renaissance man, icon and film legend!

Le Cock Sportif
02-28-2005, 09:37 AM
EB... any movie with Morgan Freeman and Clint should take home the Oscar. Actors with talent, experience and education in their art.

The Short Film (Animated) went to Montreal's own Chris Landreth for his "Ryan". Its the story of a Montreal homeless guy by the name of Ryan Larkin. A little more about Ryan's story here: http://www.awn.com/mag/issue5.08/5.08pages/robinsonlarkin.php3

For those of you who often walk the streets downtown you must have seen him. He is a tall guy with white beard and long white hair wearing plastic bags as shoes.

Doc Holliday
02-28-2005, 01:10 PM
My favorite winner last night was Morgan Freeman. I had picked all of the others to win, so it didn't come as a surprise. However, it was up-in-the-air on whom would win the best supporting actor category.

Freeman's win was long overdue. This great and talented actor performed brilliantly in so many well-known movies, including one of my favorites, The Shawshank Redemption. It was nice to see the audience stand up and give this brilliant actor the standing ovation he deserves.

Halle Berry was once again breathtaking to watch, and Chris Rock's performance as host was very good. I enjoyed his introductory monologue, especially the part where he mentionned that there were really only 4 stars in the audience. The rest are just popular actors. True.

I'd love to attend the Oscars one of these days. Is there any quick way to get in? Do they sell tickets to these things?

Le Cock Sportif
02-28-2005, 09:10 PM
Too bad for Scorsese... he promoted his "Aviator" to death. Perhaps too much promotion.

I guess the only way for Scorsese to make art again is to get Deniro and shoot Taxi 2 (http://www.ohmygore.com/newsuk-1198.html) :clap:

I can not possibly imagine what Taxi 2 would be all about but I can't wait to find out, if the rumors are true !!!!

EagerBeaver
02-28-2005, 09:28 PM
Scorcese now has the ignominious distinction of tying Alfred Hitchcock and Robert Altman for the most nominations for Best Director with no wins: 5 each. I expect that Scorcese will eventually break the record.

Doc Holliday
03-01-2005, 12:59 PM
I agree that Scorcese's Oscar is long overdue. Maybe they'll wait until he's 90 years old and on his deathbad and they'll give him an honorary Oscar, like they usually like to do.

As for Deniro, his stock has went down considerably since the 70's, mostly due to the fact he threw away his values as an actor and went for the money instead. Lots of stink-a-roos in the last 20 years by this once highly regarded actor. He seems to be replaying the same character over and over again in all of his movies. I enjoyed movies such as Ronin, Analyze This, A Bronx Tale, Heat, Backdraft, Cop Land, Meet the Parents, etc......but where have all the Oscar-calibre roles went?

Doc Holliday
03-03-2005, 01:05 AM
I just watched a very good movie, named 'Wicker Park'. It stars Josh Hartnett & the absolutely gorgeous Diane Kruger (seen in 'Troy'). Filmed in Chicago and mostly in Montreal.

I watched it twice tonight. When i finished watching it, it seemed like a case of deja vu for me. I later realized that a similar thing happened to me last fall. EB and TR will now what i'm talking about.

It's strange how some people close to you seem to simply disappear into thin air.....

Le Cock Sportif
03-03-2005, 01:22 AM
Yep, seen 'Wicker Park' too. These are two photos from that movie:

http://www.imdb.com/gallery/ss/0324554/Ss/0324554/M-165.jpg?path=gallery&path_key=0324554

http://www.imdb.com/gallery/ss/0324554/Ss/0324554/WICKERPA_3_big.jpg?path=gallery&path_key=0324554

Guess locations around the city!

;)

Doc Holliday
03-05-2005, 09:15 AM
I'm fairly certain that i've walked by the park portrayed in the movie many times. It's a block or so from the Sheraton, correct?

The girl who plays Hartnett's fiancee in the movie is an up n' coming Mtl actress named Jessica Pare. She also appeared in 'Stardom' and 'Lost and Delirious', which i liked. Her lesbian scenes with Piper Perabo are memorable! She portrays Courtney Benedict on 'Jack and Bobby'. I met her several years ago, through a friend, when she was an aspiring teenage model. Spoke with her briefly, but i instantly could tell that there was something very special about her.

Here's the link to her site:

http://jessica-pare.com/

StripperLover
03-05-2005, 01:38 PM
Doc,

Yes that's Dominion Sq. sandwiched between the old Windsor Hotel on Peel St & the Sun Life Ins Bldg

Doc Holliday
03-05-2005, 02:29 PM
Doc,

Yes that's Dominion Sq. sandwiched between the old Windsor Hotel on Peel St & the Sun Life Ins Bldg

Thanks. No wonder the area looked familiar. Gotta watch for them pidgeons, though! lol

I remember when the area was closed off for filming, possibly 2 years ago. I remember because that was the time that i met one of my ol' favorites, Andrea of Exxtreme. I haven't seen her in nearly a year. I wonder how she's doing?

p.s. I just watched the movie for the 5th time in less than a week. I simply can't believe that Ms. Kruger happened to be in Mtl at the same time i was. Does anyone know any providers that resemble her??

StripperLover
03-05-2005, 02:37 PM
Doc,

Was Andrea from Extreme tall with long blond hair ?

Doc Holliday
03-05-2005, 02:42 PM
Doc,

Was Andrea from Extreme tall with long blond hair ?

No. She wasn't very tall, and was thin. Waif-like, you could say. Now, you have me wondering who that tall girl with long blond hair is.....lol

StripperLover
03-05-2005, 02:50 PM
There was an Andrea who worked for Exxtreme but itmay have been several yrs ago

EagerBeaver
03-05-2005, 03:19 PM
Getting this discussion back on the movie track, last night I watched one of my all time favorite movies, the 1963 classic World War II film "The Great Escape." This movie has an all star cast with Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Donald Pleasance, Charles Bronson and James Coburn among others.

There are some great lines in this film, like the famous one by the nazi camp commandant who, commenting on the new prison camp for repeat escapee POWs, says that we now "have all the rotten eggs in one basket." However my favorite line is from cocky U.S. Air Force captain Virgil Hilts, played by Steve McQueen, who is identified as a 17 time escapee, the most of any in the camp. Hilts, upon being told that he is to sit out the rest of the war in the camp, replies to the nazi camp commandant that he "will see Berlin from the air and the ground BEFORE the war is over." This line earns him 20 days in the Cooler where he soon becomes known as the "Cooler King."

My only disappointment with the film is that the two American POWs Hilts and Henley, played by McQueen and Garner, who throughout the film show themselves to be the most resourceful of all of the characters, do not escape while some of the other characters do. Both McQueen and Garner come very close to making it to Switzerland before being caught and, in McQueen's case, returned to the Cooler.

StripperLover
03-05-2005, 04:08 PM
EB,

Great movie, I agree, a classic ! I saw it for the 1st time in the late 60's as a teen.

Steve McQueen .... Capt. Virgil 'The Cooler King' Hilts
James Garner .... Flight Lt. Bob Anthony 'The Scrounger' Hendley
Richard Attenborough .... Squadron Leader Roger 'Big X' Bartlett
James Donald .... Group Capt. Rupert 'The SBO' Ramsey
Charles Bronson .... Flight. Lt. Danny 'The Tunnel King' Velinski
Donald Pleasence .... Flight Lt. Colin 'The Forger' Blythe
James Coburn .... Flying Officer Louis 'The Manufacturer' Sedgwick
Hannes Messemer .... Col. von Luger (prison commandant)
David McCallum .... Lt. Cmdr. Eric 'Dispersal' Ashley-Pitt
Gordon Jackson .... Flight Lt. Sandy MacDonald (Intelligence)
John Leyton .... Flight Lt. William 'The Tunneller' Dickes
Angus Lennie .... Flying Officer Archibald 'The Mole' Ives
Nigel Stock .... Flight Lt. Denys 'The Surveyor' Cavendish
Robert Graf .... Werner 'The Ferret'
Jud Taylor .... Goff
Hans Reiser .... Herr Kuhn
Harry Riebauer .... German Sgt. Strachwitz
William Russell .... Sorren
Robert Freitag .... Capt. Posen
Ulrich Beiger .... Preissen
George Mikell .... Lt. Dietrich
Lawrence Montaigne .... Hayes ('Diversions')
Robert Desmond .... Griffith 'Tailor'
Til Kiwe .... Frick
Heinz Weiss .... Kramer
Tom Adams .... Dai Nimmo ('Diversions')
Karl-Otto Alberty .... Steinach (German officer)

EagerBeaver
03-05-2005, 04:15 PM
I should have also mentioned that the movie's musical score which was written by Elmer Bernstein (who passed away very recently) is fantastic.

StripperLover
03-05-2005, 04:15 PM
Three other good war movies are Bridge over the River Kwai, The Dirty Dozen & Kelly's Heroes.

Doc Holliday
03-06-2005, 05:16 PM
Watched 'Million Dollar Baby', 'Paparazzi', and 'The Village' last night. Loved 'Million Dollar Baby', but it's not exactly an uplifting movie. Great performances by everyone in the movie. Clint Eastwood is beginning to look like a genius as he gets older. Will he be one day recognized as being an all-time great director? I highly recommend this movie. I watched it on dvd.

'Paparazzi' is basically a low-budget type of movie with revenge being the central theme of the story. I'd be willing to bet that most of the known actors in this movie have a beef with the paparazzi. The known actors are Tom Sizemore (the hobbyist who used to beat up his ex-gf Heidi Fleiss), Dennis Farina, and one of the Baldwin brothers (they all look alike if you ask me). Not recommended. Watched it on ppv.

Finally, i got the make it through 'The Village', after several attempts at it. This must have been my 5th or 6th attempt in trying to watch it without falling asleep or being killed by extreme boredom. My trick to get myelf to watch it? I watched the last half hour of the movie, which wasn't so bad. I then surfed to a website which explains the whole movie, found the plot somewhat interesting and tricky, and then decided to watch the whole thing. I don't know if i'd recommend it.....the only person that i know who might like it is none other than my pal Eager Beaver, who seems to like these kinds of movies. Watched it on ppv.

That's it for now.........i'll be watching 'Friday Night Lights' later tonight.

EagerBeaver
03-06-2005, 05:25 PM
I saw "The Village" when it was in theatres and I liked it, but I had the major twist of the ending figured out very early on in the movie. I did not have the minor twist (i.e., the reason why they did what they did) figured out.

"Million Dollar Baby" is not an uplifting movie, nor was "Mystic River", Eastwood's last movie. Both are tragedies.

Le Cock Sportif
03-07-2005, 12:26 AM
Three other good war movies are Bridge over the River Kwai, The Dirty Dozen & Kelly's Heroes.

Hey SL, are you sure it was called Kelly's Heroes. I am pretty sure it was called Kelly's Hoes, but then again we may be talking about a different movie.

Anyhow....

I watched Sperm Banks tonight. A cast of young sluts who just love to get creamed. Whether it's on their tits, face, ass or even in their mouth, all these little whores want is your cum deposit. These girls are the ultimate fucking. Sperm Banks, just leave your deposit and walk away.

Director Brett Rockman has been commissioned to put himself in the viewer's chair and give them what they would want! Well, he did just that. Brett takes you right into the action in this awesome POV series. Watch as each and every one of these smoking hot babes sucks up every last drop of your cum out of a straw! So if you like hot, horny fresh faced babes who love cum, don't miss this one!

Notable cock sucking performances by Jessy Juice, Jade, Amy Lee, Pamela, Tiffany, Amber, Shelby Belle, Leana Bacci, and Kimberly Franklin.

I give it 4 out of 5 cocks.

(I am such a sick fuck :clap: )

Doc Holliday
03-18-2005, 02:41 PM
Just finished watching 'Ray'. Great movie....found it better than The Aviator. Jamie Foxx is magnificient in the movie. You actually don't realize that it's not really Ray Charles on the screen....it is THAT convincing!

This movie got me thinking.....were there ANY white cops that were not racists in those days??? It seems that movie after movie, every white person of authority that we encounter in movies based in the 50's and 60's is a full breed racist!

Back to the movie........

Doc's rating:

:pirate: :pirate: :pirate: :pirate:

Le Cock Sportif
04-10-2005, 10:02 PM
Bringing back a thread from the “almost dead” category for one reason only: Sin Ciy (http://www.sincitythemovie.com/)! My God, what a movie what performance by Mickey Rurke. This dude doesn’t do much film-wise, but when he does, boy oh boy, he delivers big time. I must say, a violent movie but tasteful, after all Tarantino was part of the directors crew. A note to the ladies… don’t get any ideas about the concept of the “old city” :D

victoriamontreal
04-21-2005, 12:11 AM
I have to agree the movie "SIN CITY" is really awsome especially the party that gives me ideas of a perfectly imperfect world;) just kiddin teehee its a must see beleve me I would go 2 times .
"HITCH" with Wil Smith a light funny movie about him setting men up on the perfect date with guides how to keep them lol it was really cute.
"MEAN GIRLS" this is a great movie to go see with your neice thats between 9-12 in age ..a real sweet simple movie that brings you back to the good old days when we all were going to high school (for me it was not too long ago... I wish lol)
(THE RING 2) I found this movie to be a great sequal since it adds more sence to the first one, but i fell asleep 2 times watching the ending so its not something ill go back to watch again especially if i got studys lol.

My fav thing to do on a day like today is go to the movie theater alone and sneal from one movie to the next lol




Bringing back a thread from the “almost dead” category for one reason only: Sin Ciy (http://www.sincitythemovie.com/)! My God, what a movie what performance by Mickey Rurke. This dude doesn’t do much film-wise, but when he does, boy oh boy, he delivers big time. I must say, a violent movie but tasteful, after all Tarantino was part of the directors crew. A note to the ladies… don’t get any ideas about the concept of the “old city” :D

Doc Holliday
04-21-2005, 01:13 PM
I haven't been to the movies for the last few months. However, i've caught a few very good movies off the dish or on dvd:

1) The Aviator (Leo Dicaprio, Kate Blanchet)
2) Saw (Carl Elwes)
3) This Gun for Hire (Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake)
4) Big Fish (Albert Finney, Ewan MacGregor)

The movie that i enjoyed the most among those 4 was 'The Aviator'. I believe that Leonardo Dicaprio gave the performance of his life as the great Howard Hughes. The movie tends to be a bit long (nearly 3 hrs in lenght), but its well worth it since the best part of the movie is the final hour. I give it 4 sombreros our of 5.

I had heard very good things about the movie Saw. I was reluctant to see it when it came out at the movies. When it was playing at the movies, i happened to be in Mtl at the same time as EagerBeaver and he had went to see it. He had mentionned that it was a screwed up movie. From my impressions, he hadn't seemed to enjoy it much. Since then, many people have told me that it's my kind of movie and that i have to see it. Well, i'm glad i did, however, i didn't enjoy it as much as other people have. It is a bit of a screwed up movie, with a surprise ending. I like those kind of movies, what can i say. Not for the faint of heart. Many scenes are fairly gruesome. I give it 3 sombreros out of 5.

The third movie that i recently watched is called "This Gun for Hire". It's an old 'film noir' type of movie from the 40's, which i have always wanted to see. I finally found it on dvd during one of my last trips to Mtl. It stars the great Alan Ladd, whom i still watch regularly whenever i slip 'Shane' into my dvd player. "Shane" is one of my all-time favorite westerns, if not my favorite. In "This Gun for Hire", Ladd plays a hitman, seeking revenge against the men who set him up. Along the way, he encounters the very seductive Veronica Lake, who manages to make him feel human once again. The movie is a classic, but not as great as i expected. I give it 3 out of 5 sombreros.

The last movie that i watched was 'Big Fish'. I hadn't planned to watch it, but it was playing on the dish while i was cooking a weekly supply of Mamma Holliday's Old-Time Pasta Sauce. Once i began watching this movie, i was hooked. I remembered that when it played in movie theatres a year ago, it was very popular among the movie-going crowd. I believe that it got a few Oscar nominations, among them Albert Finney's performance. It's a very unusual story with several memorable characters/scenes popping up during the movie. It's about a son visiting his estranged father, a dying man. The son wants his father, known for his story-telling over the years, to finally tell him the truth regarding all of these stories, which he doesn't believe ever happened. Most of the story goes back in time, with the father being the narrator of the movie as his stories are told to his son. I loved the ending. I give it 4 out of 5 sombreros.

orallover
04-21-2005, 03:07 PM
Star wars episode III - revenge of Sith is coming soon :clap:
I cannot wait to see hardcore session of Annakin and Queen Amadelia :hearteyes

EagerBeaver
04-22-2005, 09:59 AM
Bringing back a thread from the “almost dead” category for one reason only: Sin Ciy (http://www.sincitythemovie.com/)! My God, what a movie what performance by Mickey Rurke. This dude doesn’t do much film-wise, but when he does, boy oh boy, he delivers big time. I must say, a violent movie but tasteful, after all Tarantino was part of the directors crew. A note to the ladies… don’t get any ideas about the concept of the “old city” :D

I saw "Sin City" yesterday and I agree with these comments. Mickey Rourke is a very talented actor, and the reason he did not do much until recently is that he has been struggling with a drug addiction problem for well over a decade now. He was sensational in this movie. By the way, did they put him on the Oliver Kloseoff workout program for this role? Because he looked huge........

With regard to the style of the film, it was very much film noir with a Tarantino touch meaning extreme violence, yet very creative and artisitic violence. It should be noted that Tarantino and Rodriguez also co-directed the ultra violent "From Dusk Til Dawn", which was not as stylish as "Sin City."

Of significant note, there are three totally gorgeous young actresses featured in this movie: Jessica Alba, Alexis Bledel and Brittany Murphy. All three looked great. I think Alexis Bledel has the brightest future of the three because she seems to be the best actress.

EagerBeaver
06-19-2005, 03:52 PM
I saw a rather interesting movie last week which I rented on DVD, called "The Machinist." It sort of reminded me of the Tom Cruise film "Vanilla Sky", in that at the end of the movie you don't know what is reality and what is dream/fantasy. What's also interesting is that Christian Bale lost a dramatic amount of weight to play the main character who is emaciated and looks like a concentration camp survivor.

On another level the movie is interesting in that the main character is a hobbyist but he sees one SP in particular, who is played by Jennifer Jason Leigh.

If you liked "Vanilla Sky" and that genre of film, I highly recommend.

Meanwhile, I rented the Jim Carrey film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", written by Charlie Kaufman, who wrote "Being John Malkovich", one of the great arthouse films of all time. I'll report on this movie later.

Le Cock Sportif
06-21-2005, 10:58 AM
While we are anxiously awaiting for the next SP review... or at least some new girl to show up cuz it seems we are just banging the same girls over and over again here is some movie review:

Following the footsteps of the latest trilogy of Star Wars movies, this new Batman takes us back in time. Bruce Wayne decides that being a chairman of a multimillion firm didn't do it for him so he figures that being a bat can be a good thing. Unlike his colleagues, i.e. Kenneth Lay, Michael Rigas etc, he convinces himself that this new career path will save Gotham. Duh! Buddy has lots of issues from his past, never managed to get over them and move on with his life. So, somewhere between a few car chases down Decarie boulevard (lol), a bunch of ninjas and the pretty girl, well, he builds some credentials in bad driving, disturbance of public transportation, arson, air space violations, carrying an unlicensed concealed weapon etc.

If you would like to detach yourself from reality for a couple of hours, go see it.

orallover
06-21-2005, 11:16 AM
any hardcore scenes in the movie?

Le Cock Sportif
06-21-2005, 01:49 PM
any hardcore scenes in the movie?

Thats in the next one: Here is a preview (http://gorillamask.net/batmanporn.shtml) :D

orallover
06-21-2005, 04:05 PM
I went to see this movie on Sunday, I must admit that I enjoyed it very much and my date did as well. There was action, surprisingly witty dialogue and humour to carry it through.

your date enjoyed as well? DATE? (not daty, right? :D ).
I think a phone call is on the way :D

Son of Cock
07-27-2005, 08:09 PM
(bringing the long lost thread back to life lol.)

Test your knowledge of sex in film (http://www.cbc.ca/cgi-bin/quiz/quiz.cgi?quiz=arts_sexed) (tough!)

Uncle Kracker
07-27-2005, 08:37 PM
(bringing the long lost thread back to life lol.)

Test your knowledge of sex in film (http://www.cbc.ca/cgi-bin/quiz/quiz.cgi?quiz=arts_sexed) (tough!)

My results...

You scored 9 out of 10.
Whoa, NC-17. Hope you do better than Showgirls.

Doc Holliday
07-27-2005, 10:55 PM
I got 8 out of 10 correct. Screwed up on questions 3 and 6.

Titan
07-28-2005, 10:55 AM
9 out of 10. Missed the Henry and June question

Doc Holliday
07-31-2005, 11:20 AM
Doc watched a movie that he had been avoiding for half a year. It wasn't the kind of movie he originally thought it was. Since it was seen recently by his kin-folks and they gave it two thumbs up, he decided to watch it for himself. "This is one of the best movies i've seen all year! Maybe the best!"

It stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams (from London, Ontario). A great love story, where they had to conquer many obstacles in their path in order to be together. She comes from a very wealthy background, while he is blue collar. Sure, the movie was a bit semi-autobiographical for the Doc...which is probably why he enjoyed it so much. The movie is directed by Nick Cassavetes (son of John) and also stars James Garner and Gena Rowlands (Nick's mother) in supporting roles. I highly recommend this movie.....and don't forget to bring along the box of Kleenex!

The Notebook (http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040625/REVIEWS/406250303/1023)

HockeyFan4MSOG
07-31-2005, 01:16 PM
This thread is highjacked!! Rofl

speaking of Star Wars ep. III going to Sex in films!

Star Wars was a disappointment, but so where the other new episodes.

8/10 on the quiz, I had to guess a few ;)

Doc Holliday
08-15-2005, 11:47 PM
Just came back from the movies......went to see 'Wedding Crashers', a huge box-office hit comedy this summer. It stars Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and the amazing Rachel McAdams (of London, Ontario). I hadn't laughed so much since i had went to see 'Meet the Parents' a few years ago. All 3 of the main actors are at their best, and so are the supporting actors led by the enigmatic Christopher Walken & Jane Seymour. As usual, Ms. McAdams aced her role....this actress is on quite a roll over the past 12 months or so: Mean Girls, The Notebook, Wedding Crashers & Red Eye.

Not only is it brilliant & hilliarious, but also quite the romantic story.

Doc's rating (out of 5): :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

EagerBeaver
08-21-2005, 11:37 AM
Last night I rented on DVD a somewhat formulaic but very interesting and entertaining sci-fi/action film starring Arnold Schwarznegger and Robert Duvall, called "The 6th Day." This movie came out a few years ago and is one of the few Arnold actioners that I had not seen. The movie deals with the very interesting and controversial subject of cloning. It is set in the future, when the cloning of household pets has become legalized, but the cloning of humans remains illegal. Arnold plays a suburban family man named Adam who works as a commercial pilot and is a devoted husband and father with a young daughter. When the family dog dies, Arnold's daughter is heartbroken and his wife demands that he go to "Repet", a company that specializes in cloning pets. What happens next is that Arnold ends up getting illegally cloned, and the evil corporation kidnaps the real Arnold and sends the clone home to his family! Arnold manages to escape, and while on the run from the corporation's goons, he watches in horror as the Arnold clone eats his birthday cake, smokes his cigars and then kisses and fucks his wife!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great stuff!!!!!!

The movie also introduces the concept of the "Virtual Escort." The movie co stars Michael Rapaport as Arnold's pilot buddy, a hobbyist who is obsessed with these computer generated escort holograms. When Arnold teases Rapaport about using these Virtual Escorts, Rapaport says, "hey, if it looks like a hot girl in your lap then it must be a hot girl in your lap!!!!!" The whole thing was very funny and made me wonder whether Celine's next trailblazing idea will be to market a hologram of one of her ladies. :lightbulb

The ending was a bit drawn out and formulaic, but the movie is overall above average for its genre, very entertaining, and a must see for Arnold fans.

HornyForEver
08-21-2005, 01:49 PM
I watched the "6th day" a while ago and I enjoyed it too. Generally I am not a fan of Sci Fi movies and litterature, though I appreciate them when they rely on some realistic background. Another great Sci Fi movie featuring Arnold S. is "Total Recall". I watched that movie a few times and I enjoyed it.

Son of Cock
09-10-2005, 06:56 PM
Got off my plane and headed downtown… corporate lawyer had to have a chat with me asap, meaning don’t even go home but get to his office as soon as I land. Headed downtown from Pearson. Got there a bit early he wasn’t there yet.

So whats there to do Saturday morning downtown TO? Natta! Half jetlagged half asleep, crossed the street from the lawyer’s office to a Starbucks. Got my tall, sat down outside at the small patio. Very slim tall lady with scarf and sunglasses stands in front of me with a cigarette in her hand. You wouldn’t happen to have a light, she asks. Of course, I reply and I offer to light her cigarette. No other chairs available on the patio, one chair empty next to me. Same lady goes you wouldn’t mind if I sit here for a few minutes?. Oh please go ahead, I respond.

Again, half jetlagged, half asleep very much pissed because the legal eagle had to see me same day I got back, scrambling to put some notes together for him, laptop battery almost dead… it just didn’t occur to me who the slim tall lady with the scarf and the sunglasses was until the scarf came off, the sunglasses landed on the table and just before she took a sip of her coffee she asks: did you go to any of the movies at the festival yet? I move my eyes from my notes to look at her. The southern accent sounded familiar, her eyes looked familiar, her hair gave it away just before this Son of Cock froze to death! Charize Theron (http://northcountrymovie.warnerbros.com/_images/g_photo19.jpg)! Laptop shut down! We talked for a good half hour about TO, her new movie (http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/northcountry.html) that is featured at the TO film festival and of course the weather. Gave her my business card, she promissed to call next time she is in TO and runs out of matches :D Nice, simple, sociable... but for the love of God... she got to quit smoking!!!!

(Just another day in eventful downtown Toronto….of course and hour later, surprised lawyer scam bag didn't quite get it why I thanked him for insisting on meeting right away after giving him shit on the phone earlier in the week!!!!)

Headinnorth
09-10-2005, 08:47 PM
Wow, and you didnt have the decency to ask her what her rate was??? :hearteyes :hearteyes You are a lucky man.

Son of Cock
09-10-2005, 10:43 PM
Wow, and you didnt have the decency to ask her what her rate was??? :hearteyes :hearteyes You are a lucky man.

Sorry man, not my type, too skinny :eek:... plus this chain smoking thing.

The Great King
09-10-2005, 10:47 PM
[Charize Theron (http://northcountrymovie.warnerbros.com/_images/g_photo19.jpg)! Laptop shut down! We talked for a good half hour about TO, her new movie (http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/northcountry.html) that is featured at the TO film festival and of course the weather. Gave her my business card, she promissed to call next time she is in TO and runs out of matches :D Nice, simple, sociable...



Shame, shame, shame!!! I thought with Baby Cock's skills at horsemanship, he would have taken this sweetheart for a ride already. If you know what I mean. :D TGK is still waiting for Nicole Kidman but will not mind taking this babe at all. ;) :) Come to think of it, I will take both!!! :lightbulb :devitail:

Son of Cock
09-10-2005, 10:55 PM
Shame, shame, shame!!! I thought with Baby Cock's skills at horsemanship, he would have taken this sweetheart for a ride already. If you know what I mean. :D TGK is still waiting for Nicole Kidman but will not mind taking this babe at all. ;) :) Come to think of it, I will take both!!! :lightbulb :devitail:

Before taking off I spoke to one of the guys who works at that Starbucks, not far from the Royal York hotel where apparently lots of stars often stay, said to me "they come here all the time, leave amazing tips!". So King(y), pack your greek bags with some euro drachmas (:eek: ) get your ass up here for some stargazing... plus I hear eva/sherry is back for a limited time :D

The Great King
09-10-2005, 11:01 PM
So King(y), pack your greek bags with some euro drachmas (:eek: ) and come up here for some stargazing :D
Do they accept Greek dollar bills? I have truck load of them. :D :clap: :laughing:

The Great King
09-11-2005, 03:26 AM
....plus I hear eva/sherry is back for a limited time :D

If you can get Eva/Sherry to duo with Bobbi, may be TGK will be enticed. :D BTW, Sinful Selina stays at Royal York when she does incalls. No wonder she wants big bucks for the deed. :eek: I think I will just stay in a bar and pick up some hot chicks over some wine. :lightbulb :clap: :laughing: :) TGK will make sure they are just as good as those so called stars. :devitail:

Doc Holliday
09-11-2005, 05:03 PM
How does someone get in touch with Sherry? I've only heard extremely positive comments regarding this courtesan.

Son of Cock
09-11-2005, 05:48 PM
How does someone get in touch with Sherry? I've only heard extremely positive comments regarding this courtesan.

There are rumors that she is back after a short retirement seeing limited numbers of guys just two days a week. The current Sherry (http://www.honeygirlsescorts.com/sherry.htm) at their web site isn't the ONE but some other girl. If I had to guess where you heard the extremely positive comments... cloudsurf? If you want to see her you either have to beg hard, cry on the phone, promisse big time not to kiss & tell, or all of the above :ssst:

... back to the movies. Well the worse happened. Other outside patio along Queen St.... I knew she was an actress but didn't know her name. Sitting next table with some other folks. Embarrassing to say the least, just a smile and thats it. Too afraid to really open my mouth and say hello nameless beauty! Found out later: Katherine Keener. Looks hot! For her, I would go to the ATM and just empty it (not that there is much left lol).

Doc Holliday
09-13-2005, 11:47 PM
Cloudsurf did speak to me about her last year, and had great things to say about her.

But anyway, a few hobbyists who post on this board have given her two thumbs up.

Guess who i saw just a few minutes ago?? None other than Charlize Theron....man, she's tall!!! Damn plane was 5 hrs delayed, so i wound up missing the Red Sox game (and my beautiful barmaid whom i can't keep my eyes off from) and too burnt out tonight to start making the calls. Tomorrow, i'm off to see the greatest band in the world: U2!!!!!!! Go Bono!!!!

Wonder if my present favorite actress, Rachel McAdams of St-Thomas (near London) might be in the audience? I just found out that she's in town for the Film Fest. Tomorrow, i'll try to attend the showing of 'Walk the Line', which is the movie about the great Johnny Cash and stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Man in Black and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter. Wonder if good ol' Nick Nolte's in town? Maybe i should start hitting the bars later tonight....i'm bound to bump into him again. Was he ever a mess last year! Man, Toronto rocks!!

Son of Cock
09-14-2005, 12:13 AM
Yep, it appears TO is a bit hot these days. U2 in town, Bono and Johnny Depp hanging out smoking cigars at Sassafraz, Lauren Bacall walking up Yong st, Madonna and hubby Ritchie sampling ethnic cuisine at the harbourfront.... and of course the daily shootings at Jane and Finch. Ah! of course the J's flattening Boston 9-3... too bad you didn't make it, it was $5 Tuesdays :D

The press conference centre of the film festival is at the Bond Place Hotel... not far from the office and pretty close to the alternative office (i.e.: the watering hole), so it is unavoidable not to run into the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow or Joanquin Phoenix.

(Sherry, yes! Hope you get her... alternatives here (http://www.merc.ca/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=1642))

The Great King
09-14-2005, 12:33 AM
Yep, it appears TO is a bit hot these days.

I was going to drop by Toronto and perhaps Montreal for a quick visit during the Labor Day long weekend. :lightbulb But at the last minute decided against fighting the holiday traffic. I am not thrilled about traveling long distance these days. Now, it is about time for TGK to become a monk again. Ohm.... :)

Doc Holliday
09-14-2005, 11:08 AM
Of course the J's flattening Boston 9-3... too bad you didn't make it, it was $5 Tuesdays :D

The press conference centre of the film festival is at the Bond Place Hotel... not far from the office and pretty close to the alternative office (i.e.: the watering hole), so it is unavoidable not to run into the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow or Joanquin Phoenix.

Darn! I forgot it was $5 Tuesdays!! I paid $70 for my ticket, purchased last month. Does this mean the BJ's ripped me off, or does the $5 ticket apply only to certain sections? All i wanted to know was if my favorite barmaid still works there. Which means that i'll probably have to head back to TO this weekend. I gotta know! :help:

Are you serious? The Bond Place is the headquarters of the Film Fest? It used to be at the Chelsea Inn. I guess i'll have to hop over there today on my way to the Eaton Center. Or maybe i'll go for that walk along the harbourfront. Anyone spot Nick Nolte yet? It's been fairly quiet this year without him. I've been attending this thing for the last 3 years. I was thinking about attending the premiere of 'Walk the Line' last night.....can't wait to see the movie bio of the Man in Black, whom i've idolized since the age of 4. By the way, he hobbyied in Ottawa about 30-some years ago. He was one of us! Back then, i was repulsed! Today, i say "Way to go, JR!!"

Son of Cock
09-14-2005, 11:26 AM
Yeah I know, the Bond Place Hotel is a dump and I was wondering what the hell the organizers of the festival have been thinking when they setup the conference centre in that shit hole.

Doc Holliday
09-14-2005, 04:36 PM
Yeah I know, the Bond Place Hotel is a dump and I was wondering what the hell the organizers of the festival have been thinking when they setup the conference centre in that shit hole.
You took the words right out of my mouth. Now, why the hell were there a bunch of people lined up outside the ACC today? It seems that they were camped out for the day, with chairs and everything else. Do they think that they won't be able to see the U2 Concert if they don't go in first? Are they waiting for Bono and The Edge to show up?

Son of Cock
09-14-2005, 05:21 PM
You took the words right out of my mouth. Now, why the hell were there a bunch of people lined up outside the ACC today? It seems that they were camped out for the day, with chairs and everything else. Do they think that they won't be able to see the U2 Concert if they don't go in first? Are they waiting for Bono and The Edge to show up?

Hey man, there are close to 4 million people around this neck of the woods... chances are there are 100 or so weird ones.

Doc Holliday
09-14-2005, 06:15 PM
Yeah I know, the Bond Place Hotel is a dump and I was wondering what the hell the organizers of the festival have been thinking when they setup the conference centre in that shit hole.
An older lady came up to me today and asked me if the 'Bond Place' was named this way because Pierce Brosnan might be staying there. Geez!!!!!!!!! :huhwhat:

Son of Cock
09-14-2005, 06:21 PM
An older lady came up to me today and asked me if the 'Bond Place' was named this way because Pierce Brosnan might be staying there. Geez!!!!!!!!! :huhwhat:

Of course you said yes and you sent her at room 101010. You also told her to ask for the money as soon as she walks in the room! Good work Doc :devitail:

(I expect a full review of the U2 concert... yeah yeah reading all about it in the newspapers is one thing, reading it from you is another!!!)

Doc Holliday
09-14-2005, 11:41 PM
The concert was great!!! Fantastic!!! Okay, i preferred the Bruce Springsteen & E-Street Band concert that i saw 2-3 years ago in Mtl, but it was still an amazing experience.

I found out why there was a line-up all day (and night long): these people were in the general admission area, which was the floor section. No chairs...everyone standing up around the stage and elsewhere. As for my seat, it was a premium one, but there was no use in having a seat since everyone in the ACC stood up all night long.....my poor back!!!! :crybaby5:

The ACC was jammed packed to capacity. Some group whose name i can't remember played for the first 40 minutes of the concert. They're from Florida and their name sounds something like "Desperate Situation". They were good!! I predict big things for them.....great lead singer. They reminded me a bit of the Mtl group "Simple Plan".

There was a row of hotties sitting in one of the rows in front of me, with two guys who looked like they could be named Igor & Boris. I mean....hotties!!! I don't know if these guys managed a stripclub or escort agency, but all of these babes looked incredible and dressed the same. Whew!!!

Bono was at his usual best. The Edge was amazing on lead guitar, as were the other two band members (drummer & bass guitarist). They played all of their hits....i mean, all of them! I made the mistake of arriving a half hour early and hit the beerstand, which means that i spent time in the restroom every 15 minutes or so during the concert. Guess who much i paid for the beer? $12.50 !!!! And i thought the Eagles charging $12 a beer was highway robbery!! Well, i had 3 cuties sitting to my right, and i didn't mind them shaking their booty next to me during the whole 2.5 hours that U2 played. Near the end, when they played "I Still Haven't Found What I'm looking For", which happens to be my favorite U2 song, they asked everyone in the place to turn on their cellphones, like people do with their lighters, and turned off the lights and Bono mentionned that it would look like the Milky Way. It really did!!!! They then flashed Paul Martin's phone number on the giant screen and asked people to call that number to demand that he help end world poverty. Man, it was great!

One thing i did notice: whenever i'm in Mtl for a concert, the aroma of hash is contantly in the air.......not in Toronto. One guy in the section next to me tried to light up a joint and security was all-over him within seconds....they kicked him out and later when i went out for a washroom break, they were still questionning him. Geez!!! Chill out, guys!!!

Anyway, this was a fantastic concert. I believe they're in Mtl in November. People who enjoy live music should not miss this concert, no matter how much it costs them. The U2 band members are all in their late 40's and who knows when they'll ever come back to Canada? Next on Doc's concert list: Sir Paul McCartney on October 10th in Toronto. Let's hope that he can secure tickets for the 8th where he can witness in person the Leafs demolishing the small and weak Montreal Canadiens. :clap:

p.s. During the concert, an sp's name came to mind: Judith of Asservissante. She's a huge U2 fan and would have loved to be there, i'm certain.

orallover
09-16-2005, 01:07 PM
I am looking for this movie, uncut version.
Anyone can help me out here? :help:
thanks

Doc Holliday
09-16-2005, 02:40 PM
I am looking for this movie, uncut version.
Anyone can help me out here? :help:
thanks
Are you referring to the recent Atom Egoyan movie? The one that stars Kevin Bacon, Collin Firth and Rachel Blanchard? If so, it just came out. It was being shown recently at the Toronto International Film Festival and Egoyan and the cast are pissed since it received an NC-17 rating in the States, which usually means the Kiss-of-Death at the box office.

Where the Truth Lies (http://www.firth.com/truth.html)

There was also a low-budget movie made a couple of years ago under the same name by director Nelson McCormick which starred Marlee Matlin. Different plot. I don't think that's the movie you were asking about, but if so, here goes:

Where the Truth Lies (http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005NKT1/qid=1126895843/sr=8-2/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i2_xgl14/702-4415602-2142441)

orallover
09-16-2005, 02:51 PM
Yeha, the new one with Kevin Bacon... but I heard that they made cut some scenes.
I am wondering any info. on uncut version.
thanks for the info. Doc.

Doc Holliday
09-17-2005, 02:01 AM
From what i've heard while in Toronto a couple of days ago, the movie won't be edited when shown in Canada and to the rest of the world, except in the US. Agoyan will have to cut some sex scenes (3-some) out of the movie if he wants to make any money with the movie in the States, or else the NC-17 rating will stand. He'll probably cut the scenes in order to get the R-rating, and then release the uncut version on dvd later, which will probably make more money in the States than the upcoming 'edited' version.

orallover
09-17-2005, 03:20 AM
From what i've heard while in Toronto a couple of days ago, the movie won't be edited when shown in Canada and to the rest of the world, except in the US. Agoyan will have to cut some sex scenes (3-some) out of the movie if he wants to make any money with the movie in the States, or else the NC-17 rating will stand. He'll probably cut the scenes in order to get the R-rating, and then release the uncut version on dvd later, which will probably make more money in the States than the upcoming 'edited' version.
Cool.. so I wait for the uncut DVD :)

Doc Holliday
09-17-2005, 02:42 PM
Cool.. so I wait for the uncut DVD :)

Or see it at the movies. It should be out soon.......

Doc Holliday
09-18-2005, 10:37 PM
Just came back from the movies here in Toronto and i must admit that Wes Craven has succeeded once again! This movie, starring my favorite actress from St-Thomas, Ontario (Rachel McAdams) & Cillian Murphy is quite a thriller. It also co-stars Bryan Cox (The Ring) & Jack Scalia (former Expo draft pick) in supporting roles. McAdams is the star of the movie and plays a hotel executive who meets some charming psycho on her way to board an airplane. She winds up sitting next to this charming gentleman, but realizes later that it was all part of his evil scheme in order to assassinate a high profile gov't official. I won't give out more of the plot, but trust me, this is a very good & entertaining movie. My date here in Toronto couldn't help herself and kept squeezing my hand and grabbing a hold of me during suspenseful moments. Did i mind?? Am i nuts??

Pay close attention to the gov't official's (Jack Scalia) head of security. It's none other than Colby Donaldson of Survivor fame. He actually impressed me in his first acting role (if you discount his shaving commercial).

Anyways, this movie kicks ass, and Rachel McAdams is red-hot these days in Tinseltown!! Loved her in 'The Notebook', 'Mean Girls', 'The Wedding Crashers' and in this movie.

Son of Cock
09-20-2005, 12:21 AM
I was trying to decide if I like Rachel McAdams as a blond (http://www.all-pictures-photos.com/images/rachel-mcadams/rachel-mcadams-007-img.jpg) or as a brunette (http://vegasartscorner.com/images/RACHEL-McAdams.JPG). Then I thought: I am sure she shaves so whats the difference? LOL

The Great King
09-20-2005, 12:47 AM
I was trying to decide if I like Rachel McAdams as a blond (http://www.all-pictures-photos.com/images/rachel-mcadams/rachel-mcadams-007-img.jpg) or as a brunette (http://vegasartscorner.com/images/RACHEL-McAdams.JPG). Then I thought: I am sure she shaves so whats the difference? LOL

She will still be cute as a button if she goes bald. :D ;)

Okoswas
09-20-2005, 04:41 AM
hi guys
sunday i saw the exorcism of audry rose
more like a playback
after the fact
in a courtroom drama
with flashbacks
i enjoyed the movie-
-based on a true story
oliver

Doc Holliday
09-20-2005, 06:43 PM
I was trying to decide if I like Rachel McAdams as a brunette or a blond...
She was a blond last week when she was in Toronto for the Film Fest. She was later spotted singing karaoke with some of her pals from their high school days.....ah, Rachel!! I'm certain she must also have a great singing voice! :hearteyes

Tony
09-30-2005, 06:31 PM
Question: If it wasn't for Jessica Alba (http://www.desktopexchange.com/gallery/albums/Jessica-Alba-wallpaper/Jessica_Alba_5.jpg) half naked in movie posters all over the place do you think anyone would go see the new "Into the Blue"? Answer: Nop!

Tony
09-30-2005, 06:48 PM
Dear Santa... I am writting you a bit early this year. I was hoping that this time around you will give me a hand to... http://www.davidreviews.com/MMovies/Sep04/2004090122_medium.wmv
... and I am not talking about the stinking perfume or the fag, ok?
:D

Doc Holliday
10-02-2005, 12:24 AM
When i went to see 'Red Eye' in TO a couple of weeks ago, this add came up just prior to the beginning of the movie. Scarlett Johanssen looks smoking hot!!

Doc Holliday
10-13-2005, 07:22 PM
Went at the movies last Sunday evening and the movie 'A History of Violence' was showing. I've been wanting to see this movie since it was first shown at the Cannes Film Festival. I had seen the previews when i had last went to the movies (to see 'Red Eye') and it looked like a movie i'd love.

This David Cronenberg movie stars Viggo Mortensen (LOTR, Hidalgo) as a regular family guy who owns a diner. Co-starring with him are Maria Bello as his wife, Ed Harris as the mafia bad guy, and in a cameo role, William Hurt as his brother. One day, just prior to closing time, two petty criminals show up at his joint and cause mayhem. In the process, gunshots are fired and Mortensen saves the day, becoming an instant local hero. A reluctant one, i may add. A few days later, a mobster (Ed Harris) shows up at his home and starts stalking the family. The mobster insists that the Mortensen character is well-known to him and has a very dark past. It seems that they've buckled heads before. Mortensen denies everything and swears they have the wrong guy.

One day, something happens and we see for ourselves what Harris had said previously when he described Mortensen as being a killing machine. When his defensive instincts takeover, the guy is unbelievable and it instantly creates suspicion in his family's minds. I won't give out the second-half of the movie since it will spoil it for anyone who will be seeing it. Lots of blood and gore in this movie, obviously....but it's actually done with taste, if there's such a thing.

I liked this movie and would highly recommend it to serious movie-goers. I give it a 4 our of 5 stars.

Okoswas
10-13-2005, 07:41 PM
Doc Holliday
i saw this a few weeks ago and like yourself enjoyed it--
oliver

BoomBoom
10-14-2005, 09:27 AM
I have to agree with you Doc and Oliver. I saw this movie about a week ago and absolutely loved it. I am a big Cronenberg fan and was a little hesitant to see this movie initially because I heard it was going to be quite different than some of his others. The last movie of his I saw was called "Spider" and it starred Ralph Fiennes. Very distrurbing movie with quite a few twists but original and thought provoking. History I thought was entertaining and full of symbolism and forshadowing like all of Cronenberg's movies. I thought the focus of the two very different feeling sex scenes were a nice touch and the role they played in illustrating the different sides of Viggo's character and the killings I thought were in good taste and as believable as they could be considering their nature and intensity. The ending I thought was perfect and classic Cronenberg. I don't want to elaborate any further out of fear of spoiling it for those who have not seen it yet. If you haven't seen it GO! :clap:

BoomBoom

Doc Holliday
10-14-2005, 11:12 PM
You're quite correct in pointing out the varying degrees of the two sex scenes....one very gfe with role-playing....and the 2nd one was, to be honest, a violent rape.

I also liked the ending...but many in the movie theatre groaned and seemed disappointed. But great movie-makers end such cult movies with similar endings.

Tony
10-16-2005, 03:03 PM
So what do you think about the new 007?

To me he looks more like a 000 :eek: I think it was time for a black actor, perhaps an older one or even a female to assume the title.

Well, at least Judi Dench returns as M. No word about who will be the new "hottie" to be banged by 007 this time around.

The Great King
10-16-2005, 05:41 PM
So what do you think about the new 007?

To me he looks more like a 000 :eek: I think it was time for a black actor, perhaps an older one or even a female to assume the title.

Well, at least Judi Dench returns as M. No word about who will be the new "hottie" to be banged by 007 this time around.

Let me have a word with M16 the real deal and you will know who is who soon. :lightbulb

Tony
10-16-2005, 07:36 PM
Let me have a word with M16 the real deal and you will know who is who soon. :lightbulb

I bet you its gonna be an Asian actress. Short of a one-time-wonder, come, banged, back to shampoo commercials.

Doc Holliday
10-17-2005, 02:27 PM
I vote for Keira Knightley, who also was once Pierce Brosnan's choice when rumours of Britney Spears came up. My other choice? Kate Beckinsale.

http://www.keiraknightleypalace.com/photos.asp

http://www.celebritywonder.com/picture/Kate_Beckinsale/

Tony
10-28-2005, 09:37 PM
Sly bringing back Rocky and Rambo.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051029/ap_on_en_mo/people_sylvester_stallone

I have no comment. Other than, I am happy Judge Dredd ain't coming back!

Doc Holliday
10-29-2005, 01:03 AM
Sly bringing back Rocky and Rambo. I have no comment. Other than, I am happy Judge Dredd ain't coming back!

I got a case of the hiccups when i heard the news. Sad!! You're right...hopefully, Judge Dredd won't be back....but worse, "Oscar"!!! One of the worse movies ever made!!!!!! Correction: That movie he made with Dolly Parton. "Rhinestone", i think. Yech!!!!!!!!!!

EagerBeaver
12-04-2005, 02:48 PM
This movie opens up next Friday, December 9. The book on which it was based is incredible. It's one of the best novels I have read in the last 10 years, and I have read a lot.

As noted by another poster, the book was the very intense and emotional story of an unusually striking Japanese girl who was sold into slavery by her father after the death of her mother. She later is tutored in the arts of entertaining men at a geisha house. She is very successful at this, and becomes one of the leading geisha of her time.

The movie features China's 3 most popular actresses, Gong Li, Ziyi Zhang, and Michelle Yeoh, playing the Japanese geisha characters from the novel. Ziyi Zhang has the starring role as the rising young star geisha, Nitta Sayuri, while Gong Li plays Nitta's hated, well established rival, the beautiful but cruel Hatsumomo. Michelle Yeoh plays Nitta's friend and mentor geisha, Mameha.

I have no idea how faithful the movie will be to the book, but it is a GREAT story and I highly recommend the book. I will be interested to hear any comments on the movie as I will likely not get to see it until next Sunday.

Doc Holliday
12-04-2005, 06:55 PM
I wonder why they didn't pick Japanese actors to portay the girls? Why Chinese? This might offend Japanese audiences.

EagerBeaver
12-04-2005, 07:16 PM
Doc,

All 3 of those actresses are major stars in Asia. Li is not as well known to North American audiences as Zhang and Yeaoh ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", which was nominated for an Academy Award), but she is probably the biggest star of the 3 in Asia. Li was in a movie which won the Academy Award for Foreign language film (names escapes me), and has won the Chinese equivalent of the Academy Award many times. She also will play Colin Farrell's girlfriend in the upcoming "Miami Vice" film. Li and Zhang are both extraordinarily beautiful, in addition to being acclaimed actresses.

Bottom line, all 3 are huge stars in Asia and are probably better known to Japanese audiences than any Japanese actresses. I don't believe the Japanese will be offended. Keep in mind the book was written by a white Jewish guy from New York, not a Japanese author.

Tony
12-04-2005, 07:23 PM
I hear there is a "different kind of a video" on the market these days... in a very limited release for a very limited market :D I have one copy ordered and it will be appearing shortly in my ftp site :D Forget about Pamela A., this is way better lol :D

Doc Holliday
12-05-2005, 08:17 AM
Li and Zhang are both extraordinarily beautiful, in addition to being acclaimed actresses.

Except for the asian girl on 'Lost', asian girls in general just don't do it for the Doc. Sorry.

Jerking
12-05-2005, 10:21 AM
Sly bringing back Rocky and Rambo.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051029/ap_on_en_mo/people_sylvester_stallone

I have no comment. Other than, I am happy Judge Dredd ain't coming back!

I love Rambo :)

Doc Holliday
12-14-2005, 08:30 PM
Walk the Line (2005)

This movie stars the underrated Joaquin Phoenix and the luscious Reese Witherspoon as the legendary Johnny Cash & June Carter. It's the man-in-black's autobiography from his childhood days until the late 60's when he proposed to Ms. Carter. It's basically Johnny Cash's story about his childhood tragedies, his years of drug abuse and struggle to earn his father's love and respect, and his love affair with the woman who saved him from his demons. It's directed by James Mangold, who also directed the under-appreciated movies Cop Land, Identity, and Girl Interrupted.

Doc, being a huge Johnny Cash fan and impersonator in his younger years, couldn't resist going to see this movie when he found out that it was playing at the AMC Forum. Arriving in his room only to find out that his beloved Buffalo Bills had been destroyed by the hated Boston Patriots, his desire to watch any more football went down the drain. A buddy earlier had asked him to check what was playing at the AMC, so after surfing to the movie site and seeing that this great movie just happened to be playing there, he immediately grabbed his cellphone and told his friend about the movie and that he was on his way there. He wasn't going to miss his idol's autobiography under no circumstances. It's no coincidence that at gatherings and on dates, the Doc often appears dressed in attire similar to Mr. Cash's.

For those unware of this, Mr. Phoenix and Ms. Witherspoon actually sang the songs themselves throughout the movie. Cash's impersonation by Phoenix was incredible (but not as good as Doc's). You actually begin to forget that it's an actor that you're actually watching on the silver screen. In the opinion of the Doc, Mr. Phoenix will very possibly earn an Oscar nomination within the next few months due to his performance in this movie. He was incredible and this under-appreciated actor will finally get the acclaim he rightfully deserves coming next March. As for Ms. Witherspoon, this is by far her best acting performance ever. However, it's very difficult to forget she's playing the role of June Carter. There isn't much resemblance to her. However, maybe that's what the movie director had hoped for. He didn't want an imitation, which anyone with talent could practically be able to do. He probably wanted the actress to show the character's essence.....what made this woman tick and what attracted her to such a person with so many self-destructing demons.

Robert Patrick of the X-Files plays Johnny Cash's prickly father, Ray. As for the beginning of the story, i won't give out how it proceeds, but there is a particular event that brought tears to many people in the audience (but not Doc....he usually saves his tears for the endings). Singing along with Mr. Phoenix throught the 2hrs+ movie, Doc began to feel like he was back in the mid-90's singing them legendary songs in local saloons back home in Kansas. What a very good movie, worthy of Oscar praise. I highly recommend it, even if you're like EB and hate country music. :clap:

Rating: 4 out of 5

EagerBeaver
12-14-2005, 08:33 PM
Has anyone seen King Kong yet? The great reviews are pouring in for this 3 hour, 7 minute running time blockbuster. I can't wait to see that big gorilla climbing the Empire State building.:eek:

Doc Holliday
12-14-2005, 08:36 PM
I can't wait to see that big gorilla climbing the Empire State building.:eek:

I can wait. How many versions of this movie are out there? 4 now?? The only good thing about this thrash is Naomi Watts.

EagerBeaver
12-16-2005, 10:04 PM
I was off today and went to the matinee to see King Kong. What an action packed spectacle! 3 hours 7 minutes long but not a dull moment. The scene at the end of the movie where the big ape climbs the Empire State building is itself worth the price of admission, but there are many other heart-stopping scenes. Also a great scene on skull island where King Kong takes on not 1, not 2, but 3 Tyrannasaurus Rexes, ultimately kicking all of their asses.

Naomi Watts is radiantly beautiful as the naive, struggling young actress Ann Darrow, Jack Black is devilish as the fast talking, sleazy but resourceful movie producer Carl Denham, and Adrien Brody is fine as screenwriter Jack Driscoll, who is smitten by Ann.

My heart was in my mouth through the entire Empire State Building scene, and if you are afraid of heights it will terrify you. Watching the big gorilla scamper up the ESB was really something, personally I have always used the elevator to get to that 101st floor observation platform.

A+ for entertainment and I nominate the ape for an Academy Award. Watching him beat his chest on top of the Empire State Building after swatting down some bomber planes made my day. There isn't a moment during the movie where you don't believe it's a 25 foot tall gorilla.

Very tender scene at the end where King Kong, with Ann in hand, slips and slides across the ice on one of the ponds in Central Park.

Doc Holliday
12-16-2005, 11:36 PM
But the real question is....."is it Oscar worthy?"

EagerBeaver
12-16-2005, 11:43 PM
It's an excellent movie in all respects. It's as Oscar-worthy as "Titanic" was.

Whomever was responsible for animating that ape is definitely going to win an Oscar.

Tony
12-16-2005, 11:49 PM
Sorry to spoil the party... some pics from the set:

http://www.theonering.net/scrapbook/group/1843?sg=1&q=&tn=48&ts=0

and for the entire story (and some lord of the rings stuff) ... http://www.theonering.net/scrapbook/range/1, follow the 1,3,4... 1,300+ links at the bottom of the page

Doc Holliday
12-17-2005, 07:09 AM
It's an excellent movie in all respects. It's as Oscar-worthy as "Titanic" was.

You mean, King Kong really did exist once? I didn't know that.:ssst:

Gee
12-17-2005, 08:00 AM
You mean, King Kong really did exist once? I didn't know that.:ssst:

Yeah, he did, but there when his showbiz career ended abruptly, he got a shave, changed his name and used a shrinking ray on himself.

Unfortunately the shrinking ray couldn't lower the size of his ego so it shattered into many different personalities and many different names :laughing:

Doc Holliday
12-19-2005, 12:32 AM
It's an excellent movie in all respects. It's as Oscar-worthy as "Titanic" was.

Whomever was responsible for animating that ape is definitely going to win an Oscar.

Well, much to my surprise, Roger Ebert gave the movie 4 stars in his review and called it one of the year's top movies. I'm shocked!!! EB, you were right about this movie, after all, and i will now go and see it.

EagerBeaver
01-02-2006, 01:14 PM
The top 10 films of 2005 according to CNN.com:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/02/best.2005/index.html

Doc Holliday
01-02-2006, 02:25 PM
It's nice to see that one of my favorite movies of the year, Walk the Line, made the list. I was surprised, though, that 'History of Violence' didn't make it. This was Canadian director David Cronenberg's career achievement. As for 'Capote', i just read the brief review of it and i was quite surprised that it wasn't actually the bio-pic about the inventor of the condom. When will this contributor to human sexuality finally get his due?

Seriously, 2005 turned out to be a great movie year with no clear-cut runaway winner. Should be very interesting come Golden Globes & Oscar time.

robertgillete
01-25-2006, 06:10 PM
The New Girl (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425292/) (Pre-production 2005)

Plot Outline: An unattractive, miserable teenage girl gets a stunning new look and a new identity from a mysterious company which specializes in turning ugly ducklings into swans, but dark consequences are in store for the girl when she realizes her new life has drawbacks and she wants the old one back.

Please, blame me on this one too, it was a good story, had to do something about it :devitail: (pray it won't go to production :grinning- )

AWHOLEWIPER
01-25-2006, 06:37 PM
I was feeling the exact same emotions as you expressed when I went to see KONG. The "Special Effects" were so amazing that you would not have known they were "effects" unless you knew that these things did not exist.

Being a height wimp all of my life, my heart was in my mouth everytime Kong picked up the the Beauty and romped around the mountains and the ESB. I wish he didn't drop her so many times . . .

Now I have a question for you or any one who would like to answer. Why would Kong want the blond when he could have as many red eyed native girls as he needed to please him?

Techman
01-25-2006, 06:49 PM
I have another question about King Kong...when you have an island with prehistoric dinosaurs which have been extinct for millions of years why would you want to take the giant ape? Sure it's huge but it's just an ape. Take a t-rex instead it would be a hell of a lot more impressive and valuable I would think.

Doc Holliday
01-26-2006, 07:05 PM
My question takes a different turn and i've been wondering about this ever since Jessica Lange was sexually assaulted by the ape back in the 70's. Why doesn't King Kong get a hard-on when he's oogling Naomi Watts? I mean, come on!! He's obviously turned on...and if it wasn't fiction, we'd be seeing a huge hard-on from the giant ape. Heck, imagine how gross this movie would be if this were the case and we'd be watching it in 3-D??? :lightbulb

Or, maybe the poor ape is suffering from EDD.

EagerBeaver
01-26-2006, 07:10 PM
Doc,

The ape's cock is never shown in the movie, to my recollection. Most of the scenes focus on his face and facial expressions which are amazingly simulated through these incredible special effects. The ape is a totally fictional creature yet has more personality than anyone in the movie. As I previously stated, in the category of " best performance by a fictional creature", he wins the acting Academy Award hands down.

AWHOLEWIPER
01-26-2006, 08:11 PM
Doc,

The ape's cock is never shown in the movie, to my recollection. Most of the scenes focus on his face and facial expressions which are amazingly simulated through these incredible special effects. The ape is a totally fictional creature yet has more personality than anyone in the movie. As I previously stated, in the category of " best performance by a fictional creature", he wins the acting Academy Award hands down.

Eager,

Can you imagine what the censors would have done if they saw a 30 inch cock. You know that Kong had one though. When they were at the top of Skull Mountain and they scanned to the bones of Kong's previous girlfriends there were skulls, arms, legs but NO PELVIC BONES.

Doc Holliday
03-20-2006, 03:57 PM
I had the surprise of my life just a few minutes ago. I'm watching an old favorite movie of mine...i mean, old! I hadn't seen it in over 25 years....it's called 'Francis In the Navy'. Yes, starring none other than Francis the Talking Mule and the late Donald O'Connor. Well...guess who's also in that movie in a minor role? None other than the legendary cowboy himself, Clint Eastwood! It must have been one of his first roles in front of the camera. This is prior to Rawhide, another series i used to watch and enjoy a lot.

Techman
05-22-2006, 10:25 AM
I had serious doubts about this movie but now that the trailers are out I can't wait for it! Has anyone else caught the trailers? Watch the international trailer, the final shot is great.

Went to see MI3 and overall it's not a bad movie but it's still a typical Cruise film where he seemingly has to be in every scene. The actress who plays his wife in the movie is basically a Katie Holmes clone and I wonder how many actresses they interviewed before they found her. Worth seeing on cheap ticket night or wait for the DVD. We enjoyed the trailer for Over the Hedge more than the movie.:D

Dee
10-16-2007, 11:39 PM
Went to this movie as couldn't make others we preferred....


What a fantastic David Cronenberg movie.... expect violence but it isn't gratuitous .... a real thriller/suspense movie... Russian Mafia in London...

Plot summary: (copied)... but modified as original says too much....

The new thriller reteaming acclaimed director David Cronenberg with his A History of Violence leading man Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises is written by Steve Knight (Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of Dirty Pretty Things). As in the earlier film, director and star together explore the psyche, physicality, and fortunes of a man whose true nature may never be wholly revealed. The mysterious and charismatic Russian-born Nikolai Luzhin (Mr. Mortensen) is a driver for one of London's most notorious organized crime families of Eastern European origin. The family itself is part of the Vory V Zakone criminal brotherhood. Headed by Semyon (Academy Award nominee Armin Mueller-Stahl), whose courtly charm as the welcoming proprietor of the plush Trans-Siberian restaurant impeccably masks a cold and brutal core, the family's fortunes are tested by Semyon's volatile son and enforcer, Kirill (Vincent Cassel), ... Luzhin crosses paths at Christmastime with Anna Khitrova (Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts), a midwife at a North London hospital. Anna is deeply affected by the desperate situation of a young teenager who dies while giving birth to a baby. Anna resolves to try to trace the baby's lineage and relatives. The girl's personal diary also survives her; it is written in Russian, and Anna seeks answers in it. Anna's mother Helen (Sinéad Cusack) does not discourage her, but Anna's irascible Russian-born uncle Stepan (Jerzy Skolimowski) urges caution. He is right to do so; by delving into the diary, Anna has accidentally unleashed the full fury of the Vory.