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Quint's BNAT wrap-up, part 1! Zack Snyder's 300! ROCKY BALBOA! BLACK SNAKE MOAN and DREAMGIRLS!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here... I got about 6 hours of sleep after this year's BNAT. I woke up to go eat with Moriarty and a bunch of visiting friends and planned to come back, read the new Stallone Q&As and go right back to sleep. But I guess I'm in the mood to write because the moment I was going to turn of the computer and head back to bed, I just got the urge to write up my thoughts on BNAT, which I'm usually dead last in doing. This is going to be in no particular order, but in this first part I'll go over 4 of the 7 premieres and in my next piece I'll talk about the 3 remaining premieres and some of the vintage programming. Enjoy!!!

300

This was the biggie, the final film of the night and the one everybody was waiting for. The footage Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. showed at Comic-Con brought down the house and got me extremely pumped to see the film. I was ready. Snyder was there and told us that 99% of the effects were finished, but then later said there were about 100 VFX shots still left to tweak, just new compositing layers. Which the film needs... but I'll get to that in a second. On the whole, I dug the hell out of 300. Once Gerard Butler heads out with his 300 Spartan warriors to engage the advancing threat of the Persian army (millions strong), the movie doesn't let up. The battle scenes are incredibly well shot, beautiful... unlike anything you've seen before. You can see moments of LORD OF THE RINGS style pop up, mostly when you see the full armies from a distance, but the actual fighting is brutal, exaggerated, bloody and just plain old testosterone-driven cool. The whole thing is exaggerated, not just the fighting. The colors, the costumes, the themes, the dialog, the villains, the heroes, everything in-between. Just like in Frank Miller's book. It eased my mind a little when Snyder said during the Q&A afterwards that there were still over 100 VFX shots that were being tweaked and finished because there were some shots that looked a little cartoony. I attributed those to the early cut and didn't dwell on them when watching, but they did stand out to me... There seemed to be scenes that were CGI for no reason, just two people in a wide shot talking. I'd assume those were the types of shots the Snyder was referring to. Once completed, they wouldn't be so noticeable. Is it as good as we want it to be? I can personally say this movie is a giant step forward for Zack Snyder as a filmmaker. The weak characters of DAWN OF THE DEAD kind of ruin my enjoyment of that film, but in 300 he has the style with the characters and substance to back it up, even in its exaggerated form. The movie is indeed fucking kick-ass. It's a must for anyone who calls themselves a geek or a film lover. Be excited for it, but don't expect your life to be changed. I can see the hype for this one fly higher than you'll reach when you're sitting in the audience. I just don't want people to be disappointed in a great movie because they expected it to be godly, you know?

BLACK SNAKE MOAN

This is probably my favorite film from BNAT. It wasn't the best film experience of the fest... I'll get to that in a moment, but Craig Brewer has the goods, man. HUSTLE & FLOW was a fantastic character piece. Not just showing us the character of Djay and his dream, but also the character of Memphis, the soul of hip-hop. Like HUSTLE & FLOW, BLACK SNAKE MOAN is more than a log-line. The layers to each character run deep. The log-line is a black dude chains a white girl to his radiator. I know when I first heard Brewer talk about it, the image in my mind was very exploitationy. I remember bringing up GATOR BAIT, a royally fucked up '70s exploitation flick, when Brewer first told me about BLACK SNAKE MOAN. He said he definitely borrowed some from that film, but I can't for the life of me see where it is in the movie... With the exception of Christina Ricci's wardrobe (or lack thereof). The film is extreme, but it has a heart. It's not some crazy story there just to titillate the audience. Samuel L. Jackson's character is a good man who is helping Christina Ricci's incredibly flawed character try to find herself, even if he has to force her to do it. We start the movie knowing a few key elements to our two lead characters. Sam Jackson plays Lazarus. He's lived his whole life as a farmer, but he had a dream and the talent to be a musician. His shallow wife leaves him at the beginning of the movie. Then we find Rae, played by Christina Ricci. Her boyfriend (Justin Timberlake) signs up in the Army and is shipping off. We find out very soon that she's panicked by this and shortly after that we find out why. Her love for Ronnie (Timberlake) was the only thing keeping her lust at bay. She's a nymphomaniac and the second he's gone she loses control, trying to fight it off, but to no success. These two characters find their way to each other. Lazarus takes it on himself to set this girl right, give her a shot at a life he doesn't think he can have himself. In helping her, he helps himself. There's a lot of hope in this movie. With as much rampant nudity (thank you Ms. Ricci and thank you Mr. Brewer) and extreme imagery and harshness, it really surprised me to see how much heart and soul was in this movie. I guess that all stems from my expectations resting somewhere in the GATOR BAIT vain, pure titillation. Samuel L. Jackson gives an Oscar-worthy performance. He's strong, but weak. He's sure and uncertain. He's full of forgiveness and vengeance. He's a complicated man and one hell of a musician. I pray to all that is holy that the title song, BLACK SNAKE MOAN, which he sings, is nominated for Best Song so we can see Sam Jackson whaling away on that Oscar stage, bluesing it up for all the suits. That sequence in the movie is probably the most powerful movie and music combination that I've seen in years. I won't ruin it, but Jackson sings to comfort Ricci's character as a loud storm rolls in. Ricci herself is great in the movie. The revealing outfits and flat-out nudity required a braveness on her part that I can't imagine. She doesn't feel embarrassed or overly showy. She's so natural in the movie that you can't help but care for her. And you won't like her at the beginning. She's plain old white trash slutty, which isn't a very sympathetic place for a character to be. But the last half is where her character is given the time to shine. This is a great movie. Hands down fantastic. Totally fresh. Seek this out when it comes to a theater near you.

DREAMGIRLS

This was my second time to see DREAMGIRLS. I saw a press screening a few weeks ago. I love Bill Condon's work. GODS & MONSTERS is a great movie, KINSEY is a great movie (albeit without the geek-hook that makes GODS & MONSTERS more rewatchable)... CANDYMAN 2... not so much, but compared to 3, it's a fucking masterpiece. I had no knowledge of the Broadway play, so I went into this one as fresh as could be. And I think it's really good. I don't think it's great, I don't think it's a Best Picture, I don't think it's Condon's best picture. But the staging, the music, the casting and the energy in the film are well done. I think any qualms I have with the film are directly related to the pacing of the original play. Mark my words... In February we will hear Eddie Murphy be announced as a nominee for Best Supporting Actor and Jennifer Hudson will be nominated for Best Supporting Actress. I don't think Murphy will win, but I think Hudson stands a good shot at taking the trophy. They're that good in the movie. All the acting is great throughout. From Jamie Foxx to Danny Glover to the surprise cameo appearance by John Lithgow and Jim from the US Office. Beyonce is gorgeous and supremely innocent as Deena. Everybody does a fine job, but the stand-outs are Jennifer Hudson (who steps onto the screen so naturally you'd think she was created just for this role) and Eddie Murphy... Thank God I've seen a glimpse of the Eddie Murphy I know and love again. It gives me faith he's still alive and I won't just be getting EDDIE MURPHY IN A FAT-SUIT sequels for the rest of his or my own life. When his character gets into the show-stopping Jimmy's Rap segment... That's probably my favorite piece of music in the whole film. The music at the beginning is very much in the vain of MoTown, which is the music I grew up on. It's kind of like the '70s music in ALMOST FAMOUS... it feels of the time, but it's nothing you've heard before. I think it's a little jarring when the movie about music transitions over to musical territory, but that may just be because I don't like the first full song they use in a flat out musical way: FAMILY. I think it feels a bit phony and I just don't like that her so called family is forcing Effie to give up her dream for the good of the group. I suppose that's the intention, but the lyrics seem too simple, nothing subtle about it. Jennifer Hudson has a few amazing moments, including a song called LOVE YOU I DO and AND I'M TELLING YOU I'M NOT GOING, the real show-stopper and the clip they'll be playing for her Oscar nom. She literally crumbles before your eyes, her heart breaks and you can see every last jagged edge of her broken heart written on her face, clear as crystal. It's an incredible moment. So, I think the movie overall isn't 100% for me, but what works works fantastically.

ROCKY BALBOA

Slight Spoilers in this one, squirts... nothing major, but there are a couple things you won't want to know... Remember up in the 300 review, I said that it wasn't the best screening of BNAT... ROCKY BALBOA was the best screening of the fest. First, they lined up all 5 ROCKY trailers, played in order, leading up to the film. It was a great sort of brush-up on the story of Rocky Balboa. But then the projector stopped about 20 seconds into the ROCKY V trailer and owner, Tim League, was on the Mic apologizing. He said they just installed the new Dolby Shit-detector and it detected Rocky V going through the machine and shut it down. This got a lot of applause and then Stallone himself appeared on the screen giving a shout-out to the Butt-Numb-A-Thon audience and birthday greetings to Harry. Watching ROCKY BALBOA at BNAT is the reason I love BNAT. The audience is the most charged audience anyone will see a movie with anywhere in the world. During the big event match at the end of the movie, I genuinely felt like I was watching a live fight. The audience was chanting for Rocky, they were stomping their feet, clapping their hands, booing his opponant and reacting to each blow like it was happening 20 feet in front of them. That was the best screening of ROCKY BALBOA I can ever imagine being at. And the movie is actually really fucking good, too! It felt very close to Stallone's heart. He really cares about The Italian Stallion and his friends. He's not cashing in on a popular character. At least, he's not doing it without a reason. The movie feels like a natural progression and Rocky's motivations are not only 100% understandable, but also emotionally powerful. He's lost a lot in his world and he's struggling to find something to live for. He has a restaurant, his son has grown distant, Adrian is gone... he has no one. But he's not weepy or depressed. He's the same Rocky... a little lite on the intelligence, but his heart is big enough to carry the extra weight. He's a sweet guy, his age humbling him a little. After reading these Q&As, I think I ended up putting a lot of Stallone into Rocky. I'm sure Stallone did that himself, but it at least became more clearly defined since reading the great Q&As he's been doing for us. The bad guy isn't as flashy as a Clubber Lang or Drego or Apollo Creed. But he's a real fighter and it shows. His motivations aren't very complex, but the movie isn't about him. Rocky's real fight isn't with Dixon, but with everybody's expectations of him. Much like the first film in that respect, but even more compelling since he's not a young, hungry upstart, but a tired dog that isn't ready to lay down in front of the fireplace just yet, no matter how many times people try to put him there. The training montage is great, the boxing match was incredible... And the drama along the way was heart-touching. You see Rocky planting the seeds to what could possibly be a new relationship and fixing the one he already has with his son. It's a fitting end to the Rocky series. I wouldn't want to see any more after this one. It succeed in taking the taste of ROCKY V out of everybody's mouth and re-introduced us to an old friend. There's hope in the film and that's what the Rocky flicks have always been about. Alright... I thought I could pound through all 7 reviews, but I'm going to have wait until tomorrow to put up my thoughts on Paul Verhoeven's BLACK BOOK, Judd Apatow's KNOCKED UP and Joe Caranahan's SMOKIN' ACES, plus some words on the vintage flicks. I'm needing to crash... I'm sure you'll see many BNAT opinions over the next few days. To those who attended, it was great hanging with you and to those who didn't get to go, I hope to see you for next year's run! -Quint quint@aintitcool.com



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  • Dec. 11, 2006, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Does Rocky die at the end?

    by Son of Batman

    Like motherfucking Superman and Doomsday? KRA-KOW!!

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 1:46 a.m. CST

    300 DREAMGIRLS makes ROCKY BALBOA's BLACK SNAKE MOAN!!!

    by Shermdawg

    Now THAT, woulda been a clever title. :P

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Does Rocky Balboa open w/ the finale of the last movie?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    In Rocky tradition?

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 3:10 a.m. CST

    I Official Hate Everyone who went to BNAT

    by antonphd

    Rocky Balboa, 300, Knocked Up, Black Snake Moan, Smokin' Aces!!! Son of a bitch!!

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 3:39 a.m. CST

    I second that Antonphd

    by CrackerFromHe11

    I get all weak between the knees just thinking about that lineup...And reading about everyone's reviews...ugh it just makes it that much worse...Oh well, I'll go watch the 300 trailer again and pretend...

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Still not sure about 300...

    by PurityOfEssence

    I want to like it, I really do.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 5:04 a.m. CST

    Flat-Out Ricci Nudity

    by Poacher

    Thank you Jesus/Craig Brewer.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Good stuff, man.

    by dimnix

    Still gutted I couldn't make it, but you bring the experience to life when you write about it here. I've got images in my head of the event. So cheers, mate - and you god damn bet I'll make it next year!

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 5:11 a.m. CST

    My guess about Rocky...

    by theBigE

    is that Rocky Balboa won't be nearly as good in the sterile, 1/4 full theater that I'll see it in. The crowd can do so much for your enjoyment of a film - never underestimate it. Heck, when I was in college I thought TREMORS was one of the best films ever because I saw it with a great crowd, but when I watched it later... Meh. BORAT, this past summer with the director present in a packed house, was a great experience. Seeing it after it came out - still good, but not so much.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 5:42 a.m. CST

    Sounds like 300 may be too much

    by IndustryKiller!

    Which is what it seems like from the trailers. Gerard Butler seems to make Al Pacino look like Burgess Meridith with all the yelling he does. Maybe so over the top that it never hits on a human level. Unfortunate.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 7:22 a.m. CST

    The 'Surprise' cameos in Dreamgirls....

    by MKiro

    ...are no longer a 'suprise' now, are they?

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 8:02 a.m. CST

    MCMLXXVI gets..

    by Cyberfury

    points for persistance. Damn you Michael Bay for ruining TB!

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Please tell me...

    by abominate

    ...that Rocky Balboa begins with the white script letters rolling across black from right to left, with Conti's score playing. I'll foul my pants in all kinds of ways. Does he say, "Yo Adrian I did it?" at the end? Betcha he does. Cuz with no Adrian in the movie, there won't be any other reason for him to say it until then. Man, I'll have to bring a change of pants to the theater.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 9:26 a.m. CST

    MCMLXXVI

    by brassai2003

    knock it off geek. It's not funny anymore, just stupid. your "damn you Michael Bay " is going to have as much effect on Transformers as dropping a rock in the ocean. PS: you're not cool. go back to the Trans talkback, maybe they'll care there.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 10 a.m. CST

    I love the continual 300 downgrading...

    by genro

    ...way too hyped and Snyder is going to eat the backlash, whether he deserves it or not. The mainstream critical response holds its fate now. If they pan it, prepare for a stall on Watchmen.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Happy Birthday, Harry

    by biscuit turner

    Nobody else has said it, so I will. Happy birthday! Hope BNAT was a good lead-in to all the great presents you're surely getting.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 10:16 a.m. CST

    ROCKY TRAILER LAST SECONDS...

    by Freefinger

    .. show Bullwinkle crouched down and jumps at the camera! GREAT ACTION!! I just hope he's in for more than the last minutes! Hope he's the new trainer for Rocky! Or Maybe he's the meat Rocky hits to train himself! OH sweet!!! Really.. new flick looks good... Will make us forget half of the last one... Was good, but not ROCKY good... Let's see with this new one...

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 10:45 a.m. CST

    sure....

    by brassai2003

    "fuck off geek" How about that one?

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Try and come up with an AICN catchphrase

    by Garbageman33

    Now that's a lofty ambition. I mean, why waste time on superfluous stuff when you can rack your brains trying to come up with a catchphrase that'll be repeated in an Internet talkback? I finally have a goal in life! Thank you, Michael Bay.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 10:51 a.m. CST

    garbageman

    by brassai2003

    You rock...these AICN "catchphases" seem to created be poor blokes who get little attention and hope their "catchphrase" will take off and therefore ligitimize them. and to MCMLXXVI and the rest...I'm only gonna say this Thank you Micheal Bay for flames on OPtimus!!!!

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Coming up with "Damn you Michael Bay" takes wit?

    by Garbageman33

    Really? Well then, I guess these guys should tour the country and shout out their catchphrases to appreciative (and braindead) audiences. "Damn you Michael Bay!" "First" "_______ is the sexiest tomboy beanpole on the planet". I guess it couldn't be any worse than the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 11:11 a.m. CST

    catchphrases

    by brassai2003

    "damn you Michael Bay!" Comic genius! Serious wit behind that. I have nothing against geeks...just leave that "Michael Bay" bullshit over on the Transformers board. not in the middle of something interesting like the Stallone interview. It's like a little kid who needs attention.."Awww...MCMLXXVI...we forgot about him!" Glad he's here to remind us he's around.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 11:43 a.m. CST

    i think the best part about MCMLXXVI...

    by Holodigm

    is that "Damn you, Michael Bay." is all he ever posts. i've never seen him actually post anything besides that, which leads me to believe it's either chickengeorge, shermdawg, or herc.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 11:49 a.m. CST

    If "first" bothers anyone..

    by Freefinger

    How 'bout "second"? Does it bother people has much...

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 11:48 a.m. CST

    we've

    by brassai2003

    given MCMLXXVI much too much time gents...

  • Dec. 11, 2006, noon CST

    Yes, but Damn You Michael Bay...

    by FluffyUnbound

    ...inspired someone else to start posting Damn You Rachel Ray. You can't really just consider the catchphrase itself; you have to consider the derivative material. Damn You Michael Bay is the Homo Erectus to Damn You Rachel Ray's Homo Sapiens Sapiens - not as good, but necessary to the ultimate end product.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 12:53 p.m. CST

    This "damn you michael bay" crap needs to end

    by Ricky Henderson

    It's no longer funny or original. Clearly no one on AICN even cares about transformers news anymore anyway. MCMLXXVI is an idiot.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Regarding MCMLXXVI...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    For awhile, there was a TBer named, "Michael Bay" who was posting, "Damn you MCMLXXVI!". That gave me a chuckle.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 1:17 p.m. CST

    F U BNAT attendees

    by Lando Griffin

    I rarely get jealous but this was enough to turn me green with envy. What a lineup

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 1:30 p.m. CST

    blacksnake moan

    by carpemundus

    even with justin timberlake, im watching this carpemundus.com - resident nympho

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 1:44 p.m. CST

    jep greet lineup

    by Evil Hobbit

    next year I'll fly from the netherlands all the way to austin and attent the event :D

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 2 p.m. CST

    You see, everyone?! Dreamgirls is gooooood.

    by Lenny Nero

    Now quit yer bitchin', and I'll stop mine.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 3:35 p.m. CST

    spartans

    by PwnedByStallone

    Dam you Michael Bay never gets old for me. But I have to say whoever came out with "Damn you Rachel Ray" that one time was a god damn genius.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 4:24 p.m. CST

    You know what else never gets old?

    by Garbageman33

    That guy who yells "Freebird" at every concert/wedding/company party he goes to. That guy is awesome. I want to hang out with him. He seems super, uh, what's the word I'm looking for, "witty".

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Catchpharse

    by Ender's Jeesh

    (No that's not a typo, rather a super-witty play on words.) Anyway, I think I have one... Hey, wha' happened?

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Catchpharse

    by Ender's Jeesh

    (No that's not a typo, rather a super-witty play on words.) Anyway, I think I have one... Hey, wha' happened?

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 7:01 p.m. CST

    You go MCMLXXVI!

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Rock on MCMLXXVI. You're endurance is to be admired. You are the Rambo Cricket of TB. You're like the boy that everyone laughs at because after a rainstorm, you're out there picking up earthworms, one at a time, and throwing them back into the grass before they burn in the sun. They say you make no difference, but you do it anyway. Not all the earthworms will survive, but the those you touched will.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Rocko...

    by KabutoKoji

    ****Rocky Balboa Spoiler**** To whoever asked, no, Rocky doesn't die. He loses a close decision to Dixon. The last shot is Rocky at Adrian's grave. He says, "yo Adrian, we did it." Movie ends.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Eddie Murphy's not getting an Academy Award

    by carpemundus

    im personally a voter, and for best supporting actor, my vote goes to those three white boys in the RV with Borat. anybody remember their names? carpemundus.com - we know good acting when we see it

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 7:31 p.m. CST

    uh, yeah. eddie murphy WILL WIN...

    by jig98

    i just watched a clip of his charector doing "fake your way to the top"...holy shit, i was blown away. i mean, eddie murphy has been great for years, and this IS his big comeback from his supposed career slump from ok movies from late 2001 till mid 2004 with daddy day care, showtime, haunted mansion and yes, even shrek 2. i've always been amazed by eddie's earlier work on snl and beverly hills cop and nutty professor. but i think this will get him the golden globe and possibly the oscar. and hey, at least we get norbit and shrek the 3rd in '07.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Oscar Winning Actor Eddie Murphy...?

    by beefywhore

    The man who renewed America's love for a good, old fashioned fart joke...? I can dig it.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay is the sexiest tomboy beanpole...

    by howardroark

    on the planet... there. Tried to fit it all on one line but it wouldn't let me.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 9:38 p.m. CST

    The reason MCMLXXVI achieves comic brilliance

    by DoctorEss

    It is not what he posts, it is that he posts it consistently on every TB. When it became funny and achieved brilliance is when his slogan was relentlessly placed on every TB over and over again. The comic element is in the timing and repeat, not in the phrase itself. Comic gold is always in the timing.

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Damn you Jar Jar Binks

    by darthbinks1220

    Damn you Jar jar Binks

  • Dec. 11, 2006, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Damn You Nicholas Ray

    by Game Of Pricks

    Someone had to do it. From the minute Stallone announced "Rocky Balboa", I almost felt sad for him. Until I watched the trailer and that fucking music came on. Fuck yeah! ALRIGHT ROCK-O! I don't even need to be good, just as long as it isn't Rocky V, and I'll leave the theater happy.

  • Dec. 12, 2006, 1:46 a.m. CST

    300

    by DaleTremont

    kicks ass. Even if it starts out where you're kinda like, "Ok..pretty visual, pretty visual...well I see your point...", come the first major battle scene, it just knocks your fucking socks off. Snyder talked about how he waits to put his action style on full display, and when it happens, there's just no mistaking it. Plus, Gerard Butler yelling "Spartans!" has already become a classic line in my mind. You'll see.

  • Dec. 12, 2006, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Howabout we recast Blacksnake Moan

    by DOGSOUP

    With Michael Bay as the baddie "This here is really white, kinda clean, and then it gets pretty gritty. Now lemme see them tig ole bitties.."

  • Dec. 12, 2006, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Actually there is a precedent of sorts.

    by DocPazuzu

    The guy who kept posting "Episode III will OWN your ass!" in every TB, long after the movie had come out on DVD. It went from annoying to funny and back to annoying again when he started making variations on the theme, like "George Takei will OWN your ass!", which -- admittedly -- is pretty funny all on its own.

  • Dec. 12, 2006, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Going for the Jennifer Tilly award

    by Mr Incredible

    "Ricci herself is great in the movie. The revealing outfits and flat-out nudity required a braveness on her part that I can't imagine." What? Man, it sounds like her career is really going somewhere since The Addams Family movies. If you don't believe me, check her film bibliography. Really.

  • Dec. 12, 2006, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Ah - the good old days of....

    by Doctor_Sin

    "Having a beer and cheeting on your wife" and "Bombs in his ribcage" et al ad nauseum. My favorite one I tried to get started was "What else would you expect in White America?" from some silly review on here.

  • Dec. 12, 2006, 2:16 p.m. CST

    I meant "filmography" for Ms. Ricci

    by Mr Incredible

    Sorry to be so harsh. Bring on Rocky Seven: SuperBoxers!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 1:58 a.m. CST

    i seriously dont think

    by Seph_J

    that MCMLXXVI is even remotely funny. 'Comic brilliance'? Are you twats serious? The guy needs a life, and needs to re-evaluate the entire purpose of these talkbacks... not just piss people off with the meaningless insult he continually fires at Michael Bay, a guy who, lets face it, certainly isnt the worst film maker in the world, regardless of how much I like Team America. Jesus, if Michael Bay deserves this, what does 'Boll movement' deserve???

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Holodigm

    by Seph_J

    has a point: "is that "Damn you, Michael Bay." is all he ever posts. i've never seen him actually post anything besides that, which leads me to believe it's either chickengeorge, shermdawg, or herc."........ totally, even when I've slagged the guy off, insulted his mother and paraded him as if he were Hitler he still doesn't post a single retaliation - that takes some strength. Or perhaps he just cant fucking read.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 3:33 a.m. CST

    Black Snake Moan Sucks Rubber Donkey Dicks

    by heywood jablomie

    Horrible, static, pointless movie, except for Ricci's flailing naked breasts. Wowow wee woe.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Heywood jamblomie, captbolder

    by Mr Incredible

    Thank you making my point, gentlemen.

  • Dec. 15, 2006, 2:36 a.m. CST

    300

    by dynamicb

    I honest to God, wanna see this movie but I think the Trailer ...out does the movie, and i haven't even seen it yet. LOL