May 2, 2004, 8:17 a.m. CST
by Jon E Cin
I'll pick up Triplettes
May 2, 2004, 8:33 a.m. CST
by Lil Ze
which is actually more prestigious than being first!!
May 2, 2004, 8:54 a.m. CST
All those people bitching about how it was kiddie porn are ASSHOLES. This movie was GOOD. fuck those conservative pussies always trying to find something wrong in anything.
May 2, 2004, 9:51 a.m. CST
I'm so pissed with having to enter the ID/pass every forking time.
May 2, 2004, 9:52 a.m. CST
by Andy Travis
Other than that, perfect.
May 2, 2004, 9:52 a.m. CST
...but had "Duck Soup" instead. Oh, hell, whom am I kidding - I wouldn't buy *any* film "commented" by Leonard Moron. Why not get a real, thinking critic (Roger Ebert) instead of the sack of nothingness wrapped in pompousness that Maltin is?
May 2, 2004, 9:56 a.m. CST
I myself don't click the links but only because i'm not very good with regards currency exchanges and such, so i go to movietyme.com, but i see no problem having them up there. The enthusiasm in these monthly picks is wonderful, even if not always up to Shakespearian heights of literary worth. lol, i keep looking for Well... its just great. But i love this, and recently these have been the articles ive looked forward to most on the site, especially since y'all went ahead and snubbed my fucking awe-inspiring critiques of Haute Tension and Shaun Of The Dead. Oh well, keep it up, as i regularly hear. It's difficult, honey, i mean i work all day. I gotta lot on my mind! Sheesh. http://www.mondoirlando.com
May 2, 2004, 9:57 a.m. CST
The rest, once again, stands for waste.
May 2, 2004, 10:15 a.m. CST
Someone forget the two best May DVD releases? Criterion releases Stray Dog and fuckin Bubba Ho-tep weren't even mentioned? WHat a disaster of a slip-up.
May 2, 2004, 10:27 a.m. CST
pearl earring=weak that bird needs a pearl necklace. Last samurai=Generic.Marx brothers and bob hope=All good fun but they are Sunday afternoon viewing not for keeps.Peter Pan= Nah.Triplets=not interested.animation show sounds interesting.Spartans=looks alright but its a TV Movie not a buy me.sundance kid=dibby.Erotic tiki=self aware silly self indulgent.Fog of war=To be watched on Tv.Jonny Quest=how can mans big this generic weakness up when samurai jack is on air.It is the most advanced animation out.People could learn a lot from the varied story telling techniques.Like that guy said above thats the one to buy.That is 20 points off mate.Lady snowblood =good films.the rest aint seen.PTO
May 2, 2004, 10:29 a.m. CST
That DVD is A Perfect Circle: Lost in the Bermuda Triangle. Ok, so it ain't a movie, and in't not a concert dvd of the band. It's an unedited video of "The Outsider." It also has some Bikini Bandits extras. If you've seen the edited and chopped up vid on Fuse, you want to get this small DVD, which will set you back at about $9.99. A fuckin' bargain man!!!! I love when the hot models (Bikini Bandits) ride the lawn deer. And a girl I chat with on the net, is in the video (and yes I know it's truly her, not some phony). She licks a bat (a baseball bat, not the animal. Love the sexual entendres the video has, only to be covered by a fuckin' smiley face edited. Yeah it's on my list of DVD's to get this month along with "ROTK" and the almighty "Bubba Ho-Tep" only cause I missed it in theaters and the DVD looks very appealing and so does the movie.
May 2, 2004, 10:36 a.m. CST
This film totally robbed the pure gem, the magic, the wonder of "PETER PAN." I mean having when Peter leaves the seas turn to ice, everything is dark and gray. Why do you need to be atmospheric? When Pan left in "HOOK" everything went on all bright and sunny, except the Lost Boys had to defend themselves the best they could. And having the ending be a total "MATRIX" knock-off with Peter Pan and Hook drowned in pixie dust fighting in the air. What a total lump of peanuts and corn-inside-shit. This movie had it's moments, but adding the aunt in this who's son is actually Snidely from Neverland and putting in scenes that were never in the book just totally ruined the movie. I'm looking forward to the Johnny Quest and "Last Sumurai" DVDs, and I also am likely to pick up the original "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES CARTOON" on DVD also.
May 2, 2004, 11:36 a.m. CST
This is the disc I'm most looking forward to. Such a shame that between the John Ford/Howard Hawks and Sergio Leone/Sam Peckinpah eras, Anthony Mann & Budd Boetticher have become forgotten as great western directors. Mann's output is better than all of them, save maybe Ford. Anyway, Tin Star is a great movie, and it's nice to see I can finally do away with the crappy AMC taping I have of it.
May 2, 2004, 11:43 a.m. CST
by Supreme Bashar
Is that her name or is Harry a pedophile?
May 2, 2004, 11:50 a.m. CST
by Wet Soul
...just to clarify your "...as a writer and lover of film." Anyway, I dig this column, no matter how badly you butcher your native language in print.
May 2, 2004, 12:02 p.m. CST
The 2003 Peter Pan had some flaws, but, overall, I thought it was one terrific film. One of the best of the year. It's the first telling that really anchors the movie in choices and loss, and it has the courage to make Pan the tragic figure he really is, which is a great launching point for discussion with children. ****** I also am looking forward to Crietrion's TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE and one I can't believe Harry overlooked: FORCE OF EVIL.
May 2, 2004, 12:48 p.m. CST
by Silver Shamrock
Too bad it don't have Duck Soup, but these are still some kick ass movies. Chico is a god, Harpo's an enigma, and Groucho has the greatest rapid-fire delivery out of anyone in the history of comedy.
May 2, 2004, 1:31 p.m. CST
I miss the cupcake.
May 2, 2004, 1:33 p.m. CST
I agree that Ken Watanabe was standout excellent in this cliche ridden movie...and I mean, EVERY cliche was brought out of the recycle bin, repolished and set on screen. SEE! Tom Cruise single-handedly save the cultural soul of japan as a lone japanese man cries on the battlefield. SEE! The indominatible spirit of the warrior get up after being punched down! (this one was the most irritating cliche) It worked well in Cool Hand Luke, but enough is enough!!! I look back in fondness at Richard Chamberlain in Shogun!
May 2, 2004, 1:55 p.m. CST
Finally - I can just buy the first, and not have to pay through the nose for the other two films. Someone please do the same with the first "Back to the Future."
May 2, 2004, 2:01 p.m. CST
Is Harry claiming that "The 300 Spartans" is an adaption of Miller's graphic novel? Because it isn't. Miller had no involvment with this project. What gets me is that Harry acts like Miller created this story. The battle at Thermopylae was an actual historical event as most people on this board probably know (what gets me is that the battle is even refferenced in The Last Samurai - maybe if he payed more attention to the film...). Miller just adapted it, just like the makers of this film. God I find this kind of crap annoying. Another really annoying statement was: "but if you
May 2, 2004, 2:06 p.m. CST
Just think: I heard on good authory less than a year ago that Ted Turner - who owns these movies - didn't want to release them because he figured then people wouldn't watch them when they ran on TCM; so there was a very good chance that the later Marx Brothers movies would NEVER be released on DVD. Glad sometimes the good guys win. Amazon's already got my money for this set. I can't wait.
May 2, 2004, 2:10 p.m. CST
I'm hoping it's going to be either "Top Cat" or "Wacky Races" (BOTH would be nice). I can't find an offical announcement on what's next up in their "Golden Collections" series. Anyone happen to know? Thanks.
May 2, 2004, 2:51 p.m. CST
Reverend Horton Heat's version of it kick's all kinds of butt! However, somebody once mentioned to me to pay attention during the opening titles for how homer-erotic the glances are between the male characters (Race & Benton, Jonny & Hadji). And, Jeebus, it's true! They gaze into each other's eyes and nod knowingly. It's like tv's first Big Gay Cartoon! (Not counting Bugs Bunny putting on a dress and smooching Elmer Fudd.) Not that there's anything wrong with that. I'm just saying...
May 2, 2004, 2:55 p.m. CST
But I avoided this like the plauge. I know a bomb when I see one.
May 2, 2004, 3:24 p.m. CST
May 2, 2004, 4:08 p.m. CST
another overrated McCracken cartoon. Still, it is better than the abomination that is SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS.
May 2, 2004, 6:15 p.m. CST
you forgot the The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Special Edition May 18th i believe
May 2, 2004, 6:40 p.m. CST
Please elaborate on this...what is this about? Haven
May 2, 2004, 7:50 p.m. CST
Bubba-Ho-Tep wasn't a very good movie. At all. It didn't work as a farce, a comedy, a fantasy, or a parody. Bruce's performance was just middling, which was in line with the script, which was appallingly average. And so I see that the movie is out on DVD this month. I'll be keeping my fifteen bucks, thanks.
May 2, 2004, 7:55 p.m. CST
If you're going to throw mud at someone, at least throw it at the correct person. What, by the way, would you consider a quality animated series, since you think that Samurai Jack is worthless?
May 2, 2004, 8:33 p.m. CST
Just like Lady Snowblood Animeigo has been SLOWLY putting out the original baby carts series (the source for Shogun Assassin as you well know). You gotta mention these films. If the transfer on Lady S is anything like Lone Wolf then it will be nothing short of beautiful. M
May 2, 2004, 11:04 p.m. CST
Assignment for today: explain what, if anything, the film tells us about a) the artistic process or b) Vermeer. Or optionally, don't bother, because it doesn't tell us anything about either of them. If there's such a thing as an art-house exploitation flick -- and there is -- this is it.
May 3, 2004, 12:56 a.m. CST
Episodes: Kamp Krusty, A Streetcar Named Marge, Homer the Heretic, Lisa the Beauty Queen, Treehouse of Horror III, Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie, Marge Gets a Job, New Kid on the Block, Mr. Plow, Lisa's First Word, Homer's Triple Bypass, Marge vs. the Monorail, Selma's Choice, Brother from the Same Planet, I Love Lisa, Duffless, Last Exit to Springfield, So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show, The Front, Whacking Day, Marge in Chains, Krusty Gets Kancelled
May 3, 2004, 1:27 a.m. CST
I was almost going to call it a masterpeice, but, oh what the hell- it is a masterpiece! Samurai, ninjas, great acting and action. What more can you aske for?
May 3, 2004, 1:40 a.m. CST
My copy of the Marx Brothers set wasn't shipped out this week, apparently "BACKORDERED". FUCK BACKORDERING! I need my Marx Fix.
May 3, 2004, 6:09 a.m. CST
...is like fellating the mummified peckers of those greats' corpses instead of eating out Lauren Graham. They're classic, their output is seminal, but they're nowhere near as fresh and yummy. The writing on Gg is the modern incarnation of all the wit once found in those classic comedies, and Harry Knowles goddamned well needs to shove their newly arriving boxed set up his DVD player and recognize.
May 3, 2004, 9:33 a.m. CST
I agree with you Harry - this film is magical and should grow into a classic. This should have been Jason Isaac's star-maker, perhaps it still will be. Universal totally blew the marketing for this film - the only piece of genuine movie/art they had going last year (okay, Seabiscuit was pretty good, too). Hey, Johnny Quest - love it!
May 3, 2004, 8:49 p.m. CST
Sounds like a spin on the must see Brit comedy riot PERVIRELLA starring the OH SO lovely Emily Booth.
May 3, 2004, 11:27 p.m. CST
Here's the truth. Kill Bill 1 and 2 were both really, REALLY bad films. Messy, unstructured, and...boring!.
May 4, 2004, 12:53 a.m. CST
by George Newman
i've had that in my memory for more than 10 years.
May 4, 2004, 9:14 p.m. CST
It's not a complete Marx Brothers collection without Duck Soup.
May 5, 2004, 12:07 a.m. CST
Just thought it should be on the list somewhere. Okay, admittedly, it might have been on there, but it still deserves additional mention. (I lost interest after Johnny Quest). One of the best interpretations of the superman mythos that just gets better and better. I really do not care about the big budget flick in development hell. It can stay there, as long as this show keeps going strong.
May 5, 2004, 8:17 a.m. CST
How could it NOT be porn?
May 5, 2004, 12:09 p.m. CST
some of favorite TV toons ever are "Danger Mouse", "Invader Zim", "Cowboy Bebop", and of course, "Ren and Stimpy" Booger 1 (to Booger 2): He talks to farts, man...
May 5, 2004, 12:11 p.m. CST
and "Batman: The Animated Series". "Samurai Jack" is repetitive and has no personality whatsoever.
May 6, 2004, 12:30 a.m. CST
"Princess Bride" is a humorless rip-off of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". Need I even mention "Dreamcatcher" or "Year of the Comet"?
May 7, 2004, 11:37 p.m. CST
Princess Bride is a unique work of brilliance - and is NOTHING like The Holy Grail - you trippin. But anyway - just wanted to point out that amazon has a fine price on The Animation Show and Triplettes together...in case anyone is interested....uhum. End of advertisement.
May 12, 2004, 3:39 p.m. CST
I enjoy a good expletive as much as anybody else, but do the majority of talkbackers HAVE to talk like thirteen year olds trying out a new swear on the playground? Just because Harry seems to be way to obsessed with comparing everything to his own bodily waste doesn't mean we have to stoop to the same level. Really, it's getting kinda VILE around here.
May 13, 2004, 4:20 a.m. CST
A fine family series that won numerous Emmy awards and deserved them. The Waltons is an eccellent family show.
May 25, 2004, 7:33 a.m. CST