Dec. 31, 2000, 8:46 p.m. CST
happy new years everybody!!!...even you, harry
Dec. 31, 2000, 9:42 p.m. CST
HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!!
Dec. 31, 2000, 10:21 p.m. CST
by 855K Scoville
I enjoyed reading these insightful reviews. Way to go!
Dec. 31, 2000, 10:25 p.m. CST
please avoid this debacle, it skews the legend of dracula into a hamfisted tangent! jonny lee miller is a void on screen there is no chemistry between anyone on screen and the dialog was at time laughable. at the end, when dracula began fighting matrix style....thats when i walked out. don't see it moriarty, this is one talkbacker that strongly warns against it!
Dec. 31, 2000, 11:34 p.m. CST
I heard all the same buzz on Before Night Falls, I was even going to bring that up on the 2001 preview. Huh. Guess I'll save that one for video. Oh, and I'll warn you one more time, Moriarity -- the way you feel about Before Night Falls? I feel that way about What Women Want. It's thoroughly, utterly vile. Maybe all you men won't see it that way, but let me warn you: if you think you can take your little girlfriends to this movie to convince them you're all sensitive and understanding, think again.
Jan. 1, 2001, 10:15 a.m. CST
Your desription of Before Night Falls sums up EXACTLY how I felt towards Requiem for a Dream. Unrelenting suffering with absoluetly no redeeming qualities whatsoever, nobody to like or even empathize with because everyone brings their suffering on themselves with no effort to change the situation. Hey, did you see the LOTR trailer on 13 Days?
Jan. 1, 2001, 11:27 a.m. CST
by 855K Scoville
Averon advises Moriarty to use phrases like "I didn't like", or "It didn't affect me like I hoped." *Every* writing teacher I've ever had, from elementary school through grad school, has advised against such phrases, and similar phrases like "in my opinion". My teachers have belittled such phrases as being boring to read, child-like, redundant, stating the obvious, and possibly egomaniacal (for using first person pov without need). In particular, my teachers point out that when a reader reads "Chocolate cake is delicious", what else would that be, other than an opinion? Duh!
Jan. 1, 2001, 5:11 p.m. CST
Who fucking cares if Dracula 2000 was not a serious, well written horror movie? If it were buzzed or advertised as such I can understand the annoyance of the shlock in that movie, but when you see something called Dracula 2000 from a guy like Wes Craven then you have to expect going in that what you are seeing will not be Oscar material. I saw the movie somewhat begrudgingly and enjoyed myself immensely. The casting was absolutely perfect for the roles, and although the acting and dialouge was lacking to the pace of the film, I was completely entertained, and that is the point
Jan. 1, 2001, 5:49 p.m. CST
Im sorry but Tom Wanks is the most overrated lump of sorry assed shit that it makes me sick. I refuse to watch him ever again after the debacle that was Philidelphia. The Burbs fine, Big fine but dont make hime out to be a good actor cos hes so fucking far from that.
Jan. 1, 2001, 6:01 p.m. CST
Looks like someone is putting their brand new Merriam-Webster's 'Word-A-Day' Calendar to good use. If nothing else, the malcontents that frequent these talkbacks have at least developed a practical streak. As for the review(s), it's good to know there are others out there who found BEFORE NIGHT FALLS unworthy of its hype (though I'm still in disagreement with Moriarty over STATE AND MAIN, but, rather than take him to task for writing his essay in the classic manner, I'll simply understand that a difference of opinion is what makes the world go 'round, while referring to Mori, with apologies to Corky St. Clair, as a "bastard person.")
Jan. 1, 2001, 10:43 p.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
I was going to see it tonight, but the combination of this review and my lack of energy stopped me. Thanks.
Jan. 2, 2001, 7:19 a.m. CST
M- If you like the Romeoes y Juliets give the Monte Cristos a try. Nice and smooth.- Reno
Jan. 2, 2001, 10:05 a.m. CST
by Fatal Discharge
...Costner's horrendous accent in Robin Hood King Of Thieves - now this, and Schnabel's underwhelming film Basquiat was boring and featured unlikeable characters - and now this.