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Not that I'll have any time to go to movies after this week, or anything...

-- Anonymous, March 27, 2000


Erin Brokavich. Who'd a thought that Julia Roberts woman could have cleavage? Anyway, it was alright, except I'm so used to seeing Julia Roberts type cast into these anal-retentive, semi-sophisticated characters, which she was not in this movie. It was refreshing; I'd recommend it if you have an afternoon to spare.

-- Anonymous, March 27, 2000

oh I am so excited to see Erin Brokovich (or however you spell it.)

I saw "Boys Don't Cry" on Saturday night, and it was amazing. I didn't appreciate that even though I had heard so much about the movie and basically knew the storyline and what was going to happen that I didn't know that the rape scene was going to be in the movie. I hate it when filmmakers do that. There are ways to include rape in a movie without having a rape scene, ya know? But other than that, it was incredible and beautiful and so amazing.

I'm excited for "Rules of Engagement", even though it seems to be another "A Few Good Men" with different actors and a slightly different scenario, but I loved that movie so much, and I adore Tommy Lee Jones, so what the hey, ya know?

And the movie theatre, just on a side note, where I saw BDC was adorable. I got coffee, in a real mug, with real milk and real sugar. Teehee. I love that :)

-- Anonymous, March 27, 2000

Erin Brockovich - yes, very good movie, very entertaining, lots of good laugh points, very good supporting cast, Roberts did a fine acting job, probably the best thing I've ever seen her do.

Mission to Mars - most critics did not like this film, but my wife and I enjoyed it very much - yes, it is an uninspired script and the musical score sucks - but as a long time science fiction reader and a bit fan of space travel, I thought the visuals alone made this worth seeing. There is a lovely zero-g dance performed by a husband-and-wife astronaut team hat was marvelous to watch.


-- Anonymous, March 27, 2000

I also saw "Romeo Must Die". I thought it was good for what it was, too; and Americanized Hong Kong action movie. I wish they hadn't done all the fast cuts on the martial arts scenes, though. Jet Li is fast enough on his own. Aaliyah looked great, too. Personal Pet Peeve Alert: For all the violence in that movie, can you believe a couple brought their baby to it? And a guy in the back took a call on his cell phone? I mean, come on!

-- Anonymous, March 27, 2000

This wasn't lately, but a movie that I saw about 3 weeks ago comes to mind. I saw "Life is Beautiful" with that italian dude that won an award last year. It was kind of hard to follow the captioning in the beginning, but I got used to it. I thought that the caption thing would ruin the movie for me, but it's turned out to be one of my favorites.

-- Anonymous, March 27, 2000

I'm amazed that the majority of people I talk to/read think that 'movies' means only 'movies released in the past few months'. There are so many old, great movies that are truly life-enriching. Last Sunday, I saw "The Gold Rush", the Chaplin movie, at the Castro - incredibly fun (and with live accompaniment!). I've also recently watched "Sullivan Travels", a film from 1941 by Preston Sturges, that says more about life in the 21st century than a hundred Erin Brockovitches ever could. The Stanford Theatre in Palo Alto has been running every Hitchcock film ever made - it's been going on for months. It makes me sad to see you sat through Permanent Midnight AND that doofy teen sex comedy when you could have rented My Darling Clementine or The Third Man or Point Blank. How about a new forum: seen any good OLD movies lately?

-- Anonymous, April 05, 2000

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