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.



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.

40 Days and 40 Nights – Huh?

Anyone see this? Thoughts, comments…

There are so many reasons why I hated this movie. It’s lame and stupid premise. The obvious self love going on by all the male cast members – that they are so “hot” that they can just slap their fingers and get any woman that they want. The fact that all the women in this film were ditzy ho-bags .

The fact that supposedly they were in San Francisco and they couldn’t find a SINGLE minority background extra! The fact that the Josh Hartnett character was supposedly a web designer and he designed a webpage that was actually for an ADVERTISING copy!!!!!!! Sheesh the least they could do is actually show a real web page and not a PRINT AD COPY!!!!! The fact that there was absolutely no chemistry between the two leads.

Will someone please explain the Josh Hartnett phenomen? I don’t get it, he’s up there with Chris Klein in the borring, can’t act, let’s just show his dowy eyes syndrom.

I mean has Hollywood totally run out of new talent that they now need to have actors appear in 2 – 5 movies a year? I mean at the beginning of We Were Soldiers they actually showed film trailers, one for another Mell Gibson movie (Signs), and TWO Ben Affeck movies! This is the 2nd or 3rd Josh Hartnet movie in two months! The 2nd Chris Klein film in two months!

Have any of these actors heard of the concept of OVER GODDAMN EXPOSURE!!!!!!

Final Grade F

The Time Machine

The untimely death of his fiancee, Emma (Sienna Guillory), sends Columbia University professor Alexander Hartdegen (Guy Pearce) scuttling back to his drawing boards. Four years later, the scientist emerges from a self-imposed social coma long enough to test out his invention – a time machine that allows him to return to the night his life was irreversibly changed and his love was stolen away.

However, despite a valiant effort, Alexander is unable to save Emma from destiny

Blimey… it does take a Mean Machine to eradicate meanness…

Sure this MEAN MACHINE flick is flooded with re-cycled clichés of past films, but watching Vinnie Jones and Jason Statham’s impressionable performances is definitely worth the price of a tix! A guy’s movie with cheers for the cons, and jeers for their “screwsâ€Â?, perhaps… but the abundance of silly on-field goofs and the fantastic soccer game will indeed send the viewers guffawing boisterously! Hey, do real soccer games actually pump up so much excitement? This flick is one mean drama that allows the whole cast to kick up laughter! Yep, this lot does prove a film’s characters can have on screen chemistry! If you have a knack for good old “tavernâ€Â? parlance -Cockney style – this is one fun film to watch! Psychotic players with their crazy antics, ruthlessly and insensibly nudging one another! Tough charlatans – at best! – and their power struggle out on the open field! Hurray, I’m for the cons… and I do recommend this flick, just for the sake of insenseless laughter! 😀


One of my Friends read this book called Ella Enchanted. She really enjoyed it, so i tried it to. It is a retelling of Cinderella. I thought it was exellent and recomened it to you all. It is really cool because it has all sorts of mytical charaters in like faries, gnomes, orges, elvies….and so on.


A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s tragic “Othello” plays out on the grounds of a picturesque Southern prep school and maintains the inherent themes of betrayal, jealousy and obsession.

Worshipped by his girlfriend, Desi (Julia Stiles), and idolized by his basketball coach (Martin Sheen), Odin James (Mekhi Phifer) holds the world in his palm. The envious Hugo (Josh Hartnett), Odin’ teammate and the coach’s neglected son, wants a slice of O’s pie, so he manipulates an outsider (Elden Henson) into tearing the man’s life down. The seed of jealousy is planted in Odin’s mind, a weed that drags the hoops star down a descending path of self-destruction.The film’s simple title, “O,” refers to several things – most notable the vicious cycle of despair and envy Hugo finds himself in. It also alludes to director Tim Blake Nelson’s tight, circular handling of the compelling material. Crucial events pack cataclysmic consequences, and Nelson – an accomplished actor – delivers it all in a nice, neat (though tragic) package.Hartnett, Stiles and especially Phifer gracefully tackle Brad Kaaya’s forceful screenplay, bringing the perfect balance of respect and street-cred charm needed to introduce Shakespeare to the “TRL” crowd. In fact, save for the doom and gloom, few would mistake this material for the Bard. Nice transition to the mainstream, and a solid effort overall. viagra lasts for how long creative writing and journalism middlesex essay rater lasix absorbtion rate esl thesis statement ghostwriters sites for masters thesis custom backgrounds purchase viagra online click national merit scholarship essay go to link go site viagra online without rx watch how to make a strong thesis essay on my family in telugu language research methodology section dissertation click how to conclude a personal statement buy good quality paper napkins professional masters essay ghostwriting service chinese essays online help me write best persuasive essay on lincoln see go site dissertation introduction past or present tense clomid and menstrual changes essay on feudalism buy azithromycin online no prescriptions help with professional expository essay on donald trump Grade: B+THE EXTRASMGM throws considerable weight behind “O,” a film that got little attention during its theatrical run. Good, because this fantastic film deserves a closer look. The 2-disc set begins with a director’s commentary, as well as two versions of the film (widescreen and full-frame).On disc two, the “O” DVD contains the entire 1922 version of “Othello,” a 109-minute feature starring Emil Jannings. The quality is poor, but the unique factor of including it on the disc makes up for it. Director Nelson appears again on disc two, introducing four deleted scenes. The cast and crew also contribute a series of interviews about the filmmaking process and the feature, “O.”Finally, Nelson provides an in-depth analysis of the film’s three basketball sequences. As the scenes unspool, Nelson and the director of photography Russell Lee Fine talk over it. Interesting stuff.Grade: B+OVERALL EXPERIENCESJoins Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo + Juliet” as living proof that Shakespeare’s works can appeal to teens of all ages when handled properly by brilliant filmmakers and a talented cast.By Sean O’ConnellMarch 5, 2002

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