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« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2003, 11:36:12 AM »
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nah. old shoemaker gets a bad rap. he's better than y'all think. a time to kill was excellent.


Nah.  It was OK at best.  A few interesting moments and a hyper-hackneyed courtroom finale (I think—I've so forgotten about that movie).  Yawn.


u know what makes me yawn? u.

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« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2003, 11:38:58 AM »
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I think he has talent but just has incredibly bad taste.  I haven't seen Phone Booth but I hear it's good.  Tigerland was a 100 minutes of utter boredom.  I walked out of both batmans to enjoy a peanut buster parfait at DQ.  Butterscotch is way better than a Joel Schumacher flick.

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« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2003, 11:41:14 AM »
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Ouch.  

Didn't you see Falling Down??

IMO it's a small masterpiece.
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« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2003, 11:54:38 AM »
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Ouch.  

Didn't you see Falling Down??

IMO it's a small masterpiece.


It's his most original and important film, but I still don't really think it's all that great.  But I haven't seen it for at least 4 years, so I've got no business expanding on that.

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« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2003, 11:56:28 AM »
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nah. old shoemaker gets a bad rap. he's better than y'all think. a time to kill was excellent.


Nah.  It was OK at best.  A few interesting moments and a hyper-hackneyed courtroom finale (I think—I've so forgotten about that movie).  Yawn.


u know what makes me yawn? u.

*cbrad yawns.


No need to take it personally.  ATTK is just not that outstanding.

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« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2003, 03:11:00 PM »
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It's not outstanding, it just has a nice Samuel L. performance in it.

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« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2003, 03:14:26 PM »
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It's not outstanding, it just has a nice Samuel L. performance in it.


I enjoyed SLJ's performance in Kiss Of Death, where his charater cannot control his tear ducts and tears slip down his face at weird moments.  Really cool...

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« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2003, 08:57:10 PM »
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If Joel Schumacher was a shoemaker, his shoes would be sold at Payless, or maybe Stride Rite.

I was under the impression that you either sucked ass or you didn't. :(
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« Reply #38 on: July 02, 2003, 09:01:40 PM »
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*Nominates this for worst thread title*

Never been to AICN, but from what other people said of that place, this thread makes me feel like I am visiting.

Disagree with his films, not him. He really is quite a generous man and has said he makes certain films only so he can make others.

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« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2003, 11:23:13 PM »
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*Nominates this for worst thread title*.


What's wrong with the title?  It spells out more or less my feelings on the man's body of work.

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*Never been to AICN, but from what other people said of that place, this thread makes me feel like I am visiting. .


You feel confident enough to rip this thread on the basis of how you think something you know nothing about might suck?  Get off your high horse until you have reason to be up there.

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*Disagree with his films, not him. He really is quite a generous man and has said he makes certain films only so he can make others.


1.  I don't care if they sainted the guy, he'd still have made only 3 or 4 decent movies (to my knowledge) and that's a generous estimate.

2.  He makes certain films so he can make others, yet most of his movies are immemorable, unoriginal, characterless garbage?  So he's using garbage to finance the production of more garbage?  Great.

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« Reply #40 on: July 03, 2003, 01:30:27 PM »
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I love Falling Down and Tigerland. Phone Booth was enjoyable.
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« Reply #41 on: July 03, 2003, 02:40:54 PM »
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Off my high horse? With little reason to why his movies are bad, you trashed a man in your opening thread. I trashed your thread. 1.) The title is mean spirited and high schoolish that it makes what you are just bashing the guy to bash and 2.) the fact you have no reason at all for disliking his work (no opinions on any specific), it makes your words look as a personal offense instead of a critique on his work.

Critiquing his work and saying you didn't like it is one thing. Simple sentences of "this sucked" followed by other similiar sentences is another.

Maybe I didn't explain that well enough; I just thought my AICN reference would have been enough considering I am a piss poor example of a writer and have been trying to condence my reasons to things simpler.

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« Reply #42 on: July 04, 2003, 01:16:39 AM »
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The Golden Trumpet was banned? When did that happen?
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« Reply #43 on: July 04, 2003, 01:26:16 AM »
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Perhaps it was a parting gift from Sphinx
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« Reply #44 on: July 04, 2003, 01:28:43 AM »
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But hey GT, I think you're cool
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