March 29, 2001, 7:50 a.m. CST
by WHAT YOU SAY
Was he built to suit a larger character actor such as Farley? Either way, I see this movie being added to the list of "classic" CG films such as Toy Stoy 1&2.
March 29, 2001, 8 a.m. CST
Hey Bruce in a new Seymore butts movie, I'd pay good money for that. Good career move. Alisha kicks ass. Or at least takes it up the ass pretty good.
March 29, 2001, 8:30 a.m. CST
Why doesn't AICN or movie-list etc. post spoiler ratings when they host trailers?For example the Cast Away teaser would get a spoiler rating of 3.BUT the FULL trailer would get a 9.I think it would help because those people who don't mind finding out key plot points would watch trailers with high spoiler ratings.If on the other hand you are like me,and want to actually BE SURPRISED when we watch the film,we wouldn't watch anything over a 5 for example.We have great spoiler warnings before reviews and articles,why not trailers?
March 29, 2001, 8:32 a.m. CST
by Mr. Biege
Did I miss a memo, or have you ever mentioned whether or not the rest of the "Best of the 90's" were ever going to happen? Let us know if you are going to finish it, or have put it in the rear view mirror. Okay? They were GREAT stuff...
March 29, 2001, 8:45 a.m. CST
by I am_NOTREAL
...the main villain in "Along Came A Spider" is known almost right away, at least in the book. There is another "twist" at the end that involves a SECOND villain...of course, there's no telling how they'll set it up in the movie. As an aside, I wonder why almost every single villain in a suspense thriller has to have a secret identity--twists don't make a movie! Look at Seven--John Doe didn't turn out to be Morgan Freeman or Brad Pitt or their boss, and it was still more effective than "Kiss the Girls," "Urban Legends," and "Screams" 1-3 combined! I used to like Patterson's stories before he revealed himself to be a blatant cheater with the single most dishonest "suprise killer" of all time in one of his books. Anyway, the point about spoilers in trailers stands, just wanted to set the record straight...
March 29, 2001, 9:13 a.m. CST
Lucky to have seen both movies, or at least the nearly finished Shrek. Shrek is simply the best CGI movie ever made, sets new standards of animation and comedy. McCools provides us with Michael Douglas' best performance in years, he is his father in it, end of story and Reiser is fantastic. 2 great comedies for 2001, how often can you say that of a year ?
March 29, 2001, 9:14 a.m. CST
No dissing of that film on my watch, please. Next to The Ten Commandments, it's perhaps the GREATEST bad film ever made. Just the explanation of how driving stakes through vampires' hearts is easy because becoming a vampire automatically turns the flesh squishy is enough to qualify this film as a work of genius. And can anyone tell me where I can buy a bottle of Sleaze Tequila?
March 29, 2001, 9:20 a.m. CST
I love to watch trailers, but I hate spoilers. If I'm in the theater watching a trailer for a movie I don't know much about, and it starts to look good, I will try to pick the right moment where I think they're about to start dropping spoilers and I will literally close my eyes and put my fingers in my ears and start humming until someone pokes me and tells me the trailer's over. (If they just poke me and don't tell me the trailer's over I keep humming, cuz you know, I don't want to get spoiled just cuz someone poked me for humming.) Robert Zemekis is a huge offender in this category, because he's actually responsible for his spoiler trailers himself; it's not just some unprincipled marketing department, it's the unprincipled director. He did it with CAST AWAY and WHAT LIES BENEATH too. Trailers typically give away the funniest jokes, the biggest stunts, the most important plot twists, sometimes even the friggin' climax of the film (MIB comes to mind). I know some marketing data allegedly suggests that people are more likely to see a film if you tell them everything in it first. I don't know who those morons are; I figure if I've already seen a condensed version of all the best stuff in your movie, why do I need to sit through all the boring parts? Whereas a trailer that teases me without showing me everything, I figure the film's still got some surprises I want to see. DOWN WITH SPOILER TRAILERS! Yah!!! Peace out, SDG
March 29, 2001, 9:23 a.m. CST
This is a funny sexy flick. I saw an advance screening last week & really enjoyed it. Liv looks GREAT! It's like Maxim magazine comes to life filled with goofy humor.
March 29, 2001, 10:09 a.m. CST
If this movie is anywhere as sexy as the pictures and clips I've seen on the website - I'm there baby! Liv's popping out of her clothes. The trailer made me laugh too. Matt Dillon's always good for comedy, so this one looks like a keeper!
March 29, 2001, 10:16 a.m. CST
Frank Oz did it right with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Anyone remember that trailer? Michael Caine and Steve Martin are just walking on the riviera and they push someone into the water for no reason at all. The best part about it is that this NEVER HAPPENS IN THE MOVIE. I wanted to see the movie and I hadn't even seen one frame of the actual film. THAT is what a trailer should be.
March 29, 2001, 10:57 a.m. CST
Moriarty and DuPont (and the odd juicy rumor) are practically the only reason to read AICN.
March 29, 2001, 12:53 p.m. CST
by All Thumbs
Moriarty, I don't care what people say about you being long-winded, I would rather see long Rumblings like these with markers so we can skip around (I couldn't finish it yet, just skipped to the Valenti and trailer parts). I also want to note that Valenti's idea is a little too late, anyways, because many schools are already putting "morality" into the curriculum. They have lessons about values and respect and other similar issues.***Mr. Touchdown, if the surprise that pissed you off is the one that pissed me off, then we stopped reading Patterson for the same reason. Why let us get connected to a new character like that only to...
March 29, 2001, 1:01 p.m. CST
The trailers for the Matthew Broderick Godzilla were great-especially the one with the fisherman on the dock. Granted, I never saw the movie because word of its wretchedness reached me first, but I remember thinking that I wanted to see it BECAUSE of how little was revealed and therefore how much surprise was left. It's frustrating to think there are people out there who feel exactly opposite and are contaminating focus groups as we speak.
March 29, 2001, 1:13 p.m. CST
Just like I think it should be MANDATORY to teach ALL kids about financing, taxes, and investing. The world is changing and it's a DAMN shame that the educational system hasn't kept up with it. Of course I am talking about a system and a country that still debates whether evolution ought to be taught in schools and whether or not we should expose kids to sexual education! Gimme a break America! Give kids information that they NEED to know. Not that reading, writing, and arithmetic aren't important but they need to learn about life! If not when they're kids AT LEAST when they're teenagers! Oh, yeah, and I was not gonna see Shrek because to me the trailers made the CGI look kinda...I dunno...ugly. But then I heard they were gonna take pot shots at Disney and I though, "Oh, yes, I am so there..." Still can't wait for Atlantis though! Call me a hypocrite if you must!
March 29, 2001, 1:39 p.m. CST
You're a hypocrite. ^_^ And the one night at mccools website is a total piece of flash shit. Plant.
March 29, 2001, 2:02 p.m. CST
And I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED, the first Babe. I found the sequel really disturbing (not in a good way), although for personal reasons I find any movie with Mickey Rooney in it disturbing.
March 29, 2001, 4:39 p.m. CST
by gah rides again
That is such a great movie. It totally surprised me in so many ways. Far superior to the first...
March 29, 2001, 4:42 p.m. CST
by gah rides again
I thought he compared Spy Kids to Babe 2? Everyone I've showed Babe 2 to has liked it...
March 30, 2001, 1:47 a.m. CST
by Jesus Q Einstein
The sequel stinks. Simple as that.
March 30, 2001, 2:59 a.m. CST
Don't know if any of you guys have noticed this or not or if it's common knowledge but I'll ask anyway. In the film Heat, WTF is growing on Val Kilmer's left elbow? Seriously, check out the scene in DeNiro's house when Kilmer wakes up. It's horrible.
March 30, 2001, 7:37 a.m. CST
Trailers - They are both a blessing and a curse. Blessing: The pale "My Best Friend's Wedding" rip-off "The Wedding Planner" with J-Lo. It gave away the whole film, which didn't look like much. Curse: "The Negotiator", one of the best films of 1998, featured a trailer that, until the last 10 seconds, was great. What happens? A shot of Chris Sabian (the terrific Kevin Spacey) saying "now you'll have to deal with both of us". See, that's the thing: The line doesn't appear in the film AT ALL. Whoever inserted that shot deserves to have wounds all over his body, then be dropped in a vat of salt and lemon juice. "One Night at McCool's" - Liv Tyler as a woman who men fantasize about and are willing to kill over. Did somebody say miscasting? I know I did. To you Tyler fans out there, don't misconstrue: I just don't find her as attractive as I do someone like Elizabeth Hurley or Laura Prepon, to drop some names. As with Alicia Silverstone (Tyler's co-star in "Crazy") in "The Babysitter", it just doesn't make sense.
March 30, 2001, 8:29 a.m. CST
Leonard Nimoy is not dead. The only TOS cast member who is passed is Deforrest Kelley. Even fat ass James Dohan is still alive and pumpin' out kids at 85 years old. And as far as Leonard Nimoy being in the next Trek film...Don't count on it. He turned down a part in ST: Generations because he thought it was silly. I don't think he will go for this cloning bit.
March 30, 2001, 9:50 a.m. CST
by Buzz Maverik
It follows Valenti from his early days growing up marooned a desert island with his classmates Ralph and Piggy, through his time in the infantry in WW I. Young Jack was recooperating from a near fatal mustard gas attack in a field hospital where he was taunted daily by Ernest Hemingway who was likewise healing from a liason with a French peasant lass. When Valenti next resurfaced, it was a humiliating period for him in which is was one of Joan Crawford's kept boys, a situation that was the inspiration for SUNSET BOULEVARD. Glory days were ahead for Jack when he became a joke writer for Richard Nixon, and finally as guardian of Hollywood's fragile morality.
March 30, 2001, 10:19 a.m. CST
March 30, 2001, 2:33 p.m. CST
Ok, I just took Moiarty to task and now and have to go after the talkbackers too. "Literally" is not an emphasis word. It is the opposite of figuratively. It means you are not kidding or exaggerating, and the most basic meaning is the right one. "Punchline literally blows the doors of the theatre" is just wrong. It is a figure of speech, the opposite of literal. "literally feel like..." is bad because there is no figurative meaning. "Literally stick my fingers in my ears, close my eyes, and humm." Is CORRECT usage. It means they are not exaggerating. "literally turning into a vampire" is poor. People might use "turning into a vampire" figuratively, but not in a vampire movie. If someone is "literally on fire" that means they are combusting. If it "literally sucks" it's a vacuum. That's my rant for today. I hate trailers that give away the movie.
March 31, 2001, 6:18 a.m. CST
WTF, Moriarty, Star Wars doesn't have exclusive rights to cloning, a very old Science Fiction ingredient. You may as well say that Star Wars is going to have spaceships so Star Trek can't! Absurd! And also, why are you saying "nice going, Paramount"? They didn't think this RUMORED plot up. It's old Rick Berman and his lap-dog ass kisser Brannon Braga who are steering this tub; they're the ones who are really responsible. Sure, Paramount might okay everything, but blaming the studio alone is just small sighted. But complain that they don't fire Berman and Braga's asses and I'll support you. NOTE: That has to be a rumor since Nimoy was asked to work on Generations and Deep Space Nine and both times said he felt he was "done with the character," Hollywoodese for "offer me more money," which Berman wasn't prepared to do. And also since Berman doesn't get paid as much when they use stuff from the original series--things that he didn't help create or recreate for Next Generation and Beyond, the chances of going back and using Spock heavily are pretty slim.
April 1, 2001, 7:34 a.m. CST
by gah rides again
I watched Spy Kids last night and it was frickin' great. So imaginative... Made me feel like a kid again and even my cynical ass could find little fault with it at all. Very enjoyable for all ages and a great family film.
April 6, 2001, 7:56 a.m. CST
by Carey N.
What Moriarty said reminded me of the Bone Collector trailer. I recognized Leland Orser's voice in the trailer, and when I saw the movie, I just waited for him to show up.
June 21, 2001, 2:07 a.m. CST
As of today Shrek is the #1 grossing movie of this pretty dismal year. It's always the same routine from Hollywood, 6 months of dreck, then the big budget drivel, then mad grab for an Oscar "literally" in the last week of the year. Freddy Got Fingered was capital G God-awful but I really mourn the state of humanity when trash like the Animal is a commercial success.