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 Planet earth Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Thursday, September 13 2007 @ 02:00 AM PDT
 Viewed:  1008 times, as I'm sure you have heard, ridiculously awesome.

Fucking. Ridiculously. Awesome.

It's so fucking good, it turns you instantly erudite. True story.

...and now I own it. Thanks roomie!

Most Recent Post: 09/13 08:26AM by stacey

 Han shoots first Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Friday, May 05 2006 @ 08:47 AM PDT
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...and on my birthday, to boot.

Most Recent Post: 05/05 10:06AM by Dan4th

 Godzilla, we hardly knew ye Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Saturday, May 08 2004 @ 04:10 AM PDT
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MoviesYou know how growing up, we had this stereotype of japanese movies? You know, abysmal plotlines, awful dialog, oversized monsters squishing short little people who are running screaming through the streets of Tokyo?


It turns out that the original version of Godzilla was actually a fairly well thought-out science fiction movie with a bit of actual social commentary... right up until they decided to ship it here and the geniuses involved cut most of the subplots and social commentary, spliced in some footage of Raymond Burr and had themselves a movie fit for an American audience.

I think I'd like to watch the re-edited release, but I don't think I'm going to make it to the Castro so I hope there's a DVD in the works.

 Apples, trees and samurai swords Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Saturday, May 08 2004 @ 04:07 AM PDT
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MoviesI went out to dinner with my mother, siblings and nephews last Sunday. We finished dinner, and were heading off in our various directions, and I ended up riding with my mom to her place, where I had left my Jeep. After we got inside, she said something to the effect that it was still pretty early, and she wanted to watch Kill Bill: Vol. 1 again before she had to start lending her copy around.

My XX year old mother went out and bought Kill Bill on DVD. Why? She saw the second one in the theater, and wanted to see how the story started... and she wanted to watch it again on Sunday.

How do you say no to that?

 My life in movies Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Saturday, May 08 2004 @ 04:06 AM PDT
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MoviesYou all know by now my predilection for associating movies with real life. For me, movies are more than just an escape; they are also a learning tool. Ignoring the whole cause/effect debate for a moment, I think it's safe to say that there's a reasonable correlation between social trends and movies, and by keeping abreast of one you're effectively keeping abreast of the other (for better or worse).

 Miss Robinson Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Thursday, April 08 2004 @ 03:19 PM PDT
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MoviesHere's an interesting idea for a movie.

From IMDB:
Jennifer Aniston plays a woman who learns that her family was the inspiration for the book and film "The Graduate" -- and that she just might be the offspring of the well-documented event.

 Review: Hangmen Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Wednesday, February 04 2004 @ 02:02 AM PST
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MoviesIt's no secret that I like bad movies. I will often go out of my way to find new and interesting bad movies to bring into my collection, in the hopes that they will in some way exceed my expectations. I suspect this comes as a result of watching way too much cable as a kid, but that's a topic for another day.

The key to a really good bad movie is that it will simultaneously make you wince or shake your head and still remain entertaining. Tango & Cash, for example, is so far removed from any remote sense of realism as to be laughable. A movie that makes you laugh (regardless of intent) and has lots of explosions and stuff is entertaining, so therefore Tango & Cash is a good bad movie.

 Malkovich! Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Tuesday, December 02 2003 @ 03:29 AM PST
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MoviesAs most of you know, I'm a big fan of movies. I like pretty much everything about them (except the fact that they get made in L.A., but that's a rant of its own waiting to happen.)

Someday, I hope to write a decent screenplay, but I'm realistic about the likelihood of getting one on film. One thing I don't think I'd want is to send a script in and have a well-respected actor mock it on national television. On the other hand, I'm all in favor of that happening to other people (being the hypocritical bastard that I am), so I'm looking forward to a show that's coming on AMC called Malkovich's Mail.

It basically boils down to a half hour of John Malkovich mocking the very worst of the pitches he's received in the mail, and the ad I saw for it made it look pretty damn funny.

 Revolutions Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Wednesday, November 12 2003 @ 05:11 PM PST
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MoviesI went to see The Matrix Revolutions last night.

On my way out of the theater, I popped into the local men's room where I had a mental image:
CYPHER: I know what you're thinking, 'cause right now I'm thinking the same thing. Actually, I've been thinking it ever since I got here: Why oh why did I get the LARGE coke?

It was probably funnier in my head.

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 John Ritter: 1948-2003 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Friday, September 12 2003 @ 03:36 PM PDT
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MoviesYou'll be reading a lot of tributes today to this master of physical comedy, and deservedly so.

I can't find any words that haven't already been used, so I'll simply point out two of his movies that you've probably never seen that I feel are worth owning:
  Noises Off
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