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i have two stories in movie fanfiction…hopefully will be able to add to soon..will be an original only it will be a different kind of cinderella story…

meanwhile you can read On the Day We First Met and Detective and the Thief in movie fanfiction…

thanks for all the support and encourgement you have given in the past…enjoy.. 😀

Which actor is most overrated and overrexposed?

Ok, I created a separate poll for this question, but I’d like to also get some opinions and comments, because it’s been bugging me lately seeing the same 5 or 7 people in almost every GD movie. Especially when they aren’t that good to begin with. And I’m talking about

Josh Hartnett
Chris Klein
Matt Damon
Ben Affleck
Guy Pearce (although I kinda like
Guy)

And with the prospect of seeing at least two more films this year by these over exposed actors, I want to scream. What happened to the concept of actors doing one film a year or one every couple of years, thus making their movies something to truly look forward to? Now that they are doing two, three, and even five films a year, they cease to be special films and something to truly look forward to. Just, oh lookie, there’s Josh Hartnett in his 2nd war movie in less than five months, and wow, there he is again doing a “comedy”. Or look there’s Ben Affleck playing a preppie again, yay!

I’m BACK!!!!

Your fearless leader is back from the internet dungeon known as crappy NETZERO. It was horrible, my connection got dropped, literally, every two minutes.

My DSL account was activated this afternoon. Yey!!!!! I’ll probably be bitching about Verizon at some point in the near future, but seeing what the alternative was (I mean I’ve been on DSL for the last three years, so it was painful to see what dial up was like), yulch. It’ll make me appreciate this more.

And look for a new EM Design next week, this current design isn’t as compatible with other browsers as I would like and it’s painfully slow on dial up. So as much as I like this design, it’s going to need to change.

Anyhoo, gots to go and check out Showtime tonight.

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Showtime

With “Showtime,” director Tom Dey proves that his first foray – the lively “Shanghai Noon” – was no fluke. In fact, if he’s not careful, Dey may be confused as Hollywood’s new “buddy cop” director in certain circles, which would be an insult if he didn’t comprehend the formula so well.

This time around, mismatched cops Trey Sellars (Eddie Murphy) and Mitch Preston (Robert De Niro) are recruited for the latest reality-based TV show, a “Cops” clone fashioned by an optimistic producer (Rene Russo) for an out-of-touch network. An actor by day, Sellars appears to have studied the “Police Academy” movies instead of his training manual. He sees the program – dubbed “Showtime” – as his ticket to stardom. Straight-laced Mitch, however, merely seeks to solve his current case, a thin set-up involving a generic Eastern European thug who’s manufacturing hand cannons for drug dealers.Despite the intended dynamic duo motif, “Showtime” is Murphy’s vehicle from the get-go. Sly, sharp and frequently funny, Murphy displays a rare return to “48 Hours” form, channeling the cocksure attitude of Reggie Hammond, or the playful confidence of Axel Foley. Meanwhile, the film’s screenplay (credited to three writers) allows De Niro to linger behind and voice the sentiments we’ve always thought during these formulaic buddy cop dramas. By feigning interest, he draws us in. He’s the perfect foil to Murphy’s raw enthusiasm.When “Showtime” attempts to actually further its story – as opposed to pointing a camera at an improvising Murphy – it relies on many of the clich

Ice Age

Months – even years – after Disney (“”Toy Story””) and DreamWorks (“”Shrek””) refined the formula, 20th Century Fox finally dips its feet into the CGI pool and finds the water a bit chilly. “”Ice Age,”” the studio’s first effort, travels approximately 200,000 years into the past, as a mammoth (Ray Romano), sloth (John Leguizamo) and saber tooth tiger (Denis Leary) form an unlikely alliance to return an orphaned Eskimo child to its family.

Unfortunately, the setting these characters inhabit isn’t the only prehistoric element smothering this picture. Boxy animation reminiscent of the God-toting morality play “”Davey & Goliath”” feels decidedly retro, while the by-the-numbers screenplay fails to take one risk, trudging safely through pre-planned hoops towards a painfully vanilla finale that addresses family units you form when you’ve been discarded by your own herd.Moving at the breakneck pace of a two-ton glacier, the film’s flat jokes take forever to materialize. One perceptive child sitting behind me in the screening had ample time to tell his friend what was about to happen next (“”That nut’s gonna land on the squirrel’s head!””), yet the two still broke up at the inevitable punch line. Ah, to be young and desensitized again. Adults, however, will grow weary of the screechy, cartoonish, and unbearably sadistic “”Tom and Jerry”” slapstick humor, which only goes to show how far the filmmakers behind “”Ice Age”” have regressed. Trimmed to a scant 87 minutes, the film can’t complete two frames without cracking a character in the skull (Sid the Sloth, in particular) with a stray icicle or a tumbling rock. As far as I can recall, no one got kicked in the nuts. Color me surprised. ”Ice Age” needs a hit of Ritalin as much as it needs an original idea. One sequence, a wild ride down a frozen slide, generates a spark, but little heat. If you do manage to find a nugget of humor in this wasteland, cherish it, as the film’s agitated squirrel cherishes his prized acorn. In emaciated times such as these, you never know if and when we’re ever going to laugh again.Grade: DBy Sean O’ConnellMarch 15, 2002

The Larry Sanders Show – Season One

If good things traditionally come in groups of three, I’m willing to bet the next DVD box set of a television series is a doozy – possibly “Benson,” “The Facts of Life” or the priceless “Family Ties.“ Because after last month’s “Buffy” collection (from Fox) and Columbia TriStar‘s latest first-season package of “The Larry Sanders Show,” I‘m beginning to think these studios want to chain me to my couch.

Not that it would be a bad thing. “Larry Sanders” remains one of the only reasons to subscribe to HBO’s sister channels, and one of the sharpest satires of late night talk to ever hit the airwaves. If you’ve lived under a rock for the past decade, or worse, lived without cable, allow me to catch you up on the cast of characters:

Space Odyssey, memorable scene

There is almost too many memorable scenes in this movie. Actually, the whole movie is one big brain-feeding eye feast.

But if I had to pick one scene that stands out, it’s the scene where David is taking HAL’s main core out. There is no sound except the David’s heavy breathing in the helmet, and HAL’s constant “Stop, Dave. Dave. Stop, please.” This is one of the best death scenes in the history of filmmaking, in my opinion.

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Chas

We Were Soldiers – Thoughts?

Anyone catch We Were Soldiers? What are your thoughts?

Personally I thought it was just one war movie too many. If it was the only war film of the season I probably would have really liked it. But as it was, I was simply bored silly watching it. Technically it was supurb, while the acting was ok. I mean really the film had Chris Klein, Riley (from Buffy), and Greg Kinnear playing soldier boys! Sheesh.

It was almost parallel to Blackhawk Down in terms of the fact that it was wall to wall action with almost no break. There was no point or objective behind anything. The film didn’t attempt to explain anything, or what the objective of Vietnam was, etc. I understand the movie’s goal is to tell us what war is like, which is all well and good, but ultimately I just found the entire thing to be dull and surprisingly lifeless. And what was up with that stupid Irish music? Am I supposed to be watching Braveheart or an American War Movie?

I would give it an C.

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