March 23, 2006, 12:15 p.m. CST
by El Cimarron
first post ever too :P I'm blessed!
March 23, 2006, 12:20 p.m. CST
First?! Hopefully this trend against cigarettes will continue. Smoking is dropping to a new low over the past few years. Now for me to try to quit ;)
March 23, 2006, 12:29 p.m. CST
What's up, Capone? No mention of what you did during every second of your day before you saw the film? Harry would be disappointed....
March 23, 2006, 12:32 p.m. CST
always room for some intellegent comedy. Also I love me some Macy and Elliott too.
March 23, 2006, 12:41 p.m. CST
by Childe Roland
...has been hilarious. I probably won't get to see it in the theater, but it's a must-rent.
March 23, 2006, 12:55 p.m. CST
by Barry Egan
March 23, 2006, 1:02 p.m. CST
by white owl
this is a movie that wants us to care for a tobacco lobbyist? Funny, impressionable characters revolve this lobbyist, some friends some foes, he goes through some(?) hardships and he comes out a good guy in the end? I don't get it. He's a tobacco lobbyist. I hate guys like him..really, I do. I'm not sure I'll be seeing this movie based on a performance or two.
March 23, 2006, 1:13 p.m. CST
March 23, 2006, 1:32 p.m. CST
by Darth Pestilence
the first guy to answer was at 12:15pm - how do you guys do it? do you just sit on this site and click REFRESH every four minutes until someone at "Cool" puts up a new article so you can say FIRST!!!!?
March 23, 2006, 1:35 p.m. CST
by El Cimarron
you know? that's exactly what I thought people did... but I was reading the Snakes on the Plane talkback and when I came out of it I saw the new post and clicked it. Luck of the draw in every way.
March 23, 2006, 1:44 p.m. CST
March 23, 2006, 2:02 p.m. CST
KKkk-k-k-k-kkKrRrrrrrrrt, - thppPPT!, save that guy for later.
March 23, 2006, 2:29 p.m. CST
have one. Everyone cool is doing it.
March 23, 2006, 2:29 p.m. CST
and nothing in that review adds any more than what is in the trailer. lamest review yet, capone. Next time go ahead and admit you havent actually seen the movie, but that someone paid you to tell us to see it. Honesty is the best policy...usually.
March 23, 2006, 2:49 p.m. CST
by Spaz Medicine
I really disliked a big part of the ending. The movie pulled one final punch and it sort of ruined the movie for me. Up until the last three minutes, I loved the movie though. www.bigscreenreviews.net
March 23, 2006, 3:40 p.m. CST
by Borgnine JR
Health Inspector? Stupid effete, elitist, intellectual beyotches!
March 23, 2006, 5:33 p.m. CST
All his bullet points are from the trailer and he mostly gives us a synopsis rather than a review. Oh wait... tripp5 just made that same point... yeah, I agree with tripp5.
March 23, 2006, 5:34 p.m. CST
March 23, 2006, 5:35 p.m. CST
also makes the same point... what's up Capone? 3 of us already have come to the same conclusion!
March 23, 2006, 5:50 p.m. CST
by Childe Roland
...I hate serial killers and pedophiles, too, but I'll be damned if I don't watch and enjoy a fair numboer of movies about them.
March 23, 2006, 5:55 p.m. CST
Nice Beetlejuice ref.
March 23, 2006, 7:01 p.m. CST
by Jonas Grumpy
Capone spake thus: "...(he wants to feature cigarettes in a new outer space, sci-fi adventure film)" Can you imagine how nuts NASA engineers went when they saw Heston light up ON BOARD his spaceship in the first "Planet of the Apes"? As if a REAL astronaut would ever do such a thing! And that's the only gripe I have about that film.
March 23, 2006, 7:31 p.m. CST
The whole sceen with nick and the hollywood guy is bloody hilarious its so over the top that you cant help but laugh expecially the part where they are talking about the smoking in space and they just say that one line of dialog will fix that, just say thank god we invented the something-or-other device. The most interesting part about the movie is that after I watched it, I couldnt tell if it was anti-tobacco or not
March 23, 2006, 8:32 p.m. CST
This movie was so stupid!! I felt like I was being beat over the head with the obvious fact that smoking is bad. Plus, what was with all of that music that sounded like it was from the 1940s? Get with the times!! Aaron Eckhart's character was so over the top, no one in real life is really like that!! Movies like this are why the Box Office is at an all time low. All the movies coming out right now suck. And Katie Holmes is the worst actress ever because I'm sick of seeing her face in the tabloids and because she praises the lord Xenu by way of being under Tom Cruise's manipulation machine. This has nothing to do with her acting ability but I'm still gonna say she sucks anyways because it makes me look smart. If you didn't get it by now, that was all sarcasm.. but a lot of good films lately have been slammed because of all of that hyperbole I just spewed. Most voices of dissent on here dis films like this with the same reasoning.
March 23, 2006, 8:34 p.m. CST
in reality however, I loved the movie, it was hilarious and very well done. Who wouldn't pay $10 to see Rob Lowe act serious in a kimono??
March 23, 2006, 8:39 p.m. CST
Why does a film have to be pro or anti-something for you to have an opinion on it?? You couldn't figure out if it was pro or anti-smoking because that wasn't really an issue!! It was neither. Team America wasn't left or right wing really and was hilarious and a good film IMO, but the one complaint I heard was that the film couldn't make up its mind if it was left or right wing.. WHY DO FILMS HAVE TO TAKE SIDES AND PUSH THE SAME OPINIONS AS YOU HAVE TO BE GOOD?? Whatever happened to thinking for yourself?
March 23, 2006, 8:58 p.m. CST
The point I was trying to make is that it DOESNT have a message that bashes you over the head. That is what made it all the more fun to watch.
March 23, 2006, 9:14 p.m. CST
by Spaz Medicine
gives away most of the movie. it is not that capone reviewed the trailer, it is that the trailer gives away way too much.
March 23, 2006, 9:18 p.m. CST
by white owl
except that this hits a somewhat personal note when i've got family members dead of lung cancer. I wouldn't put blame on tobacco lobbyists for their cancers or deaths, I won't open that can of worms.
March 23, 2006, 9:19 p.m. CST
We all know smoking is bad (redundant I know.) The movie is about SPIN and LOBBYING. The author made a ton of money whoring for tobacco and then quit and made even more exposing it. It's not about cigarettes; it's about how the public is manipulated by spin doctors. Good message for those who rant about Karl Rove and yet don't even acknowledge the thousand other ways money and television try to manipulate us every day.
March 23, 2006, 9:28 p.m. CST
I had a grandfather who died of lung cancer (who quit smoking in his seveties, too late.) I have a mother who had a quadruple bybass who still smokes. I hate the tobacco industry, but neither one of them would have or would blame them for their conditions. Personal responsibility is a phrase that isn't talked about in a litigious society that ALWAYS looks for a villian. That's why I say that this movie isn't exclusively about tobacco; it's about a world where we sometimes let ourselves be led around by the nose. It is much easier to blame someone else when we fall for the bullshit.
March 23, 2006, 10:33 p.m. CST
If you want to enjoy the movie, I don't recommend reading the book beforehand.
March 24, 2006, 2:27 a.m. CST
by Undead Neverhood
about personal responsibility. Lets see, how long have we known that smoking is very hazardous to your health, hhhmmm, oh yeah thats right, we have known this for a little more than 50 years now. People CHOOSE to smoke despite all the warnings. I won't be seeing this because it will be a waste of my time. I don't smoke. I don't blame tobacco lobbyists for people making idiotic decisions. I don't care.
March 24, 2006, 2:34 a.m. CST
You paint them as what they are, charlatans and marketers for the Bush Camp. They such a good job at it that it`s almost endearing. LOL. Kewt like a spider on my wall. Then again spiders are really filthy things that eats their young and their mates and are the greatest predators to the other insects.
March 24, 2006, 6:39 a.m. CST
...I'm the only person in the theatre who was bored and everyone else is having a laugh riot and I can't get over how smug everyone in the movie is...
March 24, 2006, 7:29 a.m. CST
But damn! I wanna see this movie!
March 26, 2006, 12:12 p.m. CST
I'm pretty sure this is referring to the sci-fi flick Millennium (1989) about a post-apocalyptic future organization that grabs victims of plane crashes just before death in order to repopulate their society. The future characters smoked like chimneys--and the "throwaway" line justifying it was that their atmosphere is so polluted they're unable to breathe the purer air of modern day Earth. There you go, Tobacco Industry--Stranger than fiction!