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Napoleon Dynamite Does the Top Ten
Entered on: February 10, 2005 1:28 PM by Ross
If anyone's seen Napoleon Dynamite, you will find this amusing. I laughed my ass off, actually:

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From: BigFatty Entered on: February 10, 2005 5:04 PM
I remember hearing about that kid - did anyone see his movie? Is it good? Back to movies - There is one that just came out here 'He Died with a Felafel in His Hand' - an Aussie film done in 2001. I guess it is out on Video in the States. Swerb - You ever hear about this one? It sounds fun. There are a few other movies that I want to see first (Closer, Aviator) but that one peaked my interest.  
It is kind of cool with the English Lang. movies here. They release all sorts of them, old and new - Many I have never heard of. One called 'Brazil' was done in 1986 but gets a 93% on Tomatoes. The crappy 'Ken Park' was so bad, I wonder how they pick the movies to show here. There are more at the same caliber as that stinker. Another film that is showing in another town is 'Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle'. Another comedy that I won't see here, but will try and rent in the US. Here is the link to what is showing here - Take a look and see if there are any that I must see!
From: The Bone Entered on: February 10, 2005 9:50 PM
You've never seen Brazil? Man, that sumbitch was on every damn day on HBO when I was a kid. It was very cornfusing for me. I'd like to see it again now that I'm a little older.
From: Ross Entered on: February 10, 2005 10:42 PM
Harold and Kumar was surprisingly good, really.  
And Brazil is a pretty damn sweet movie. I really like Terry Gilliam and that's one of his best. Robert Deniro even has a hilarious cameo in it.  
As for your list: obviously, you have to see Princess Diaries 2. Nuff said.
From: Swerb Entered on: February 10, 2005 10:57 PM
Bert, I second your notion about Brazil. I was considering firing it up the other day, because I haven't seen it in a while. It's definitely a challenging film... it would be flippin' sweet if I could see it on a big screen, so I recommend it, Fatty.  
And some recommendations from Fatty's list: Donnie Darko is a fucking cool movie, if you haven't seen it already (the director's cut comes out on DVD next week, and I'm kinda fired up about it). I really liked The Station Agent and Whale Rider, and I've heard good things about Vera Drake. One massive, stinking turd to avoid is Godsend, which is bottom-of-the-barrel De Niro.
From: Jackzilla Entered on: February 10, 2005 11:27 PM
Then again, Fatty, you're in Europe. Get your ass outside.  
By the way, the new Splintercell (Chaos Theory) is gonna rule and it features 2 player CO-OP SYSTEM LINK! Fatty come home!
From: BigFatty Entered on: February 11, 2005 5:51 AM
Europe - SEEN IT!
From: Jackzilla Entered on: February 11, 2005 7:43 AM
Shit negro, I haven't even seen all of Lowell yet.
From: BigFatty Entered on: February 11, 2005 4:46 PM
Lowell - Jack's house, Rookies, Ball's, Meijer - SEEN IT!  
Ok, so I went to the Ballet tonight. Hungary subsidizes the arts here, so a ticket to the fancy opera house cost all of $5.00. It was alright. I liked the music. The dance was something to watch while I listened to the music. I think it was called 'Cappelia'.  
Taking Jack's sage advice, I am going to Vienna after I get back from Spain - SEEN IT! and London - SEEN IT! Maybe I will get to choke down a Vienna Sausage or two :)  
Thanks for the movie advice. I have limited choice in movies, so I got to make the ones count. I will put Brazil on the 'to see' list. Tomorrow I will check out DiCrappio's new film. Closer will have to wait!  
Here is another thing I am debating - what would you guys do? I am looking into leaving in late April. Flights will cost me about $800. The alternative is to take an around the world flight for about twice that, spend 2 months getting home and visiting India, China, Japan, Australia, Brazil (maybe), then home. I would be staying mostly with friends in these places, but I figure the trip would completely wipe me out financially. I'd roll into GR on my last 2 nickels. Ross could expect one for his wedding present ;)  
It sounds all exciting, but I am looking foward to getting back to the US. 2 months more of travel would be very tiring at this point - but when could I do something like this? Starting out with no money back in GR would be very difficult. Plus I want to make it out to San Diego to look for work still - That will take some CA$H. I could work in GR until the fall and live with the rents - loser style, saving up cash for the San Diego trip.  
Give me your comments, thoughts, ideas.....
From: Jackzilla Entered on: February 11, 2005 5:24 PM
Fatty - Isn't it obvious? Come back to GR: Spend the summer at Jack's, Rookies, Ball's and Meijer. That's the Circle of Life right there folks. I even have the movie Brazil to watch (I got it a month or so before it was mentioned here).  
So, we have: 1) Travel more, get tired and broke; or 2) Come Home, play videogames, save/earn money, dance like Snoopy.  
Gotta go with 2, Fats, but then you knew that, right? Seriously, haven't you traveled enough? Leave something for yourself to look forward to when you're old, rich and retired.
From: The Bone Entered on: February 11, 2005 10:17 PM
Dude, If I could get away from the Navy, I'd do the around the world trip with you in a heartbeat.  
I'd go for it if I were you. Oppurtunities and adventure don't come knocking on the door all the time. Sure, maybe you'd be tired and nothing exciting will happen but you'll never know. You could croke from nut cancer in a year and you would have missed out on a pretty sweet opportunity. I say grab life by the balls and fire it up. Gr will still be there waiting for you when you get back. Think of the sweet stories you'll have to tell.
From: BigFatty Entered on: February 12, 2005 2:17 PM
I hate hidden camera shows. They are quite lame. However, I have been watching this show out of Montreal called Just for Laughs. If you can download it, it can be pretty funny. They don't do those big elaborate jokes with Ass-ton Kroocher popping out, but small little jokes on real people. My two favorites - A fake policeman stops a car and questions them when a lady with a dog comes up and the dog irritates the cop. The cop takes the lady and dog (a yappy-shit dog) in front of the car where the driver can't see the dog. Hidden under a traffic cone is a fake dog. Well, the dog gets yappy and the cop frickin punts it over the fence. It is fucking hilarious! The second one I like is at a golf driving range. People are going about their business when a guy with a shotgun sneaks into the spot next to them and procedes to shoot their balls skeet shooting style. Not only are they scared out of their wits by a shootgun blast behind them, the guy looks at them like, What? What's the problem? What are you looking at? Like this is perfectly normal. They have so much funny shit on there, I cannot write it all down!
From: Jackzilla Entered on: February 12, 2005 3:37 PM
Fatty - Sounds like you're soaking up Hungary's rich culture like a sponge.
From: The Bone Entered on: February 12, 2005 10:30 PM
Back to movies. I just saw The Girl Next Door and it was suprisingly entertaining. It has no cinematic skills at all, yet somehow it had me cracking up. In particular there was a scene where Elisha Cuthbert moves in next door and she undressing. Dude is checking her out Roche and Bone style when she looks over and catches him. What does he do but the exact thing the Roche and Bone did with Emily Karl - hit the deck like turdlings. There were many other scenes that were very amusing.  
This film is worthy simply for Elisha Cuthbert. Fuck you if you don't find her hot as fuck. You are outside my circle of trust. Here she is:
Second, I love this dude. He awlays plays certain types of characters well. Same type of guy he played in the movie Go:

From: Ross Entered on: February 13, 2005 10:05 AM
You know, I downloaded that movie but I never got around to watching it, mostly because - Bone you're going to start yelling - it got terrible reviews. I do also find Elisha Cuthbert to be incredibly hot but it wasn't enough - I watched the undressing scene at least, but not the rest of the movie.  
And that dude, Timothy Olyphant that you linked to is sweet as fuck. He's one of the main characters on HBO's Deadwood and he actually plays a badass quite convincingly.
From: The Bone Entered on: February 13, 2005 12:15 PM
I can easily see why the reviews were poor. The story telling was a little rough and disjointed when you look at it as a whole. However, I found it highly entertaining because I could relate to various segments and scenes. Timothy Olyphant's performance in every scene was great. He is basically an areshurl with tons of charm. His best performance that I have seen.  
I guess you could call this a guilty pleasure for me. I pretty much fell in love with Elisha Cuthbert. She has usurped Lohan's position in my rankings. Plus it has a solid sountrack.  
If you don't want to watch the whole movie, this sums it up:

From: John Entered on: February 13, 2005 6:02 PM
Alex has Napoleon Dynamite but I have yet to watch it, it got terrible reviews. What the hell are you taking about, Bone? Elisha Cuthbert reminds me of an albino marmoset with a crew cut these days.
From: The Bone Entered on: February 13, 2005 6:24 PM
Roche, I know that you are onviously trying to fuck with me because the other option would be that you are either homosexual or delusional beyond comprehension.  
I'd pretty much stick a red hot knitting needle up my pee hole for an oppotunity to lick her spice.
From: John Entered on: February 13, 2005 6:29 PM
Same goes for you, Bone.
From: Ross Entered on: February 13, 2005 8:11 PM
So you're also willing to undergo physical torture for a crack at Bone's spice?
From: John Entered on: February 14, 2005 3:29 AM
Ha,ha, that's not what I meant. I meant the Bone is delusional when it comes to some things.
From: Swerb Entered on: March 4, 2005 10:40 AM
I saw Be Cool this week, and it's funny, but it doesn't hold a candle to Get Shorty (a fucking terrific movie, by the way).
Next review: Robots. Is it me, or is the concept of computer-animated movies starting to get old?
From: Jackzilla Entered on: March 4, 2005 10:54 AM
Swerb - If the story is good (The Incredibles) then a good movie is a good movie. But I know what you mean -- Robots does seem familiar (i.e. "old"), doesn't it? (Look! Instead of being toys or bugs or monsters, now the main characters are ROBOTS! What an original idea!).
From: Ross Entered on: March 4, 2005 11:04 AM
I don't think the concept is old, any more than regular animated or live action movies as concepts can get old. It's just that for some reason Robots looks old and tired, but I don't think it's because of the fact that it's computer generated. It just seems to be a jump-on-the-bandwagon kind of thing. But I could be wrong.
From: The Bone Entered on: March 4, 2005 9:56 PM
Fuck a Robots. This is the Robot I want to see.:
From: Swerb Entered on: March 5, 2005 8:20 AM
I guess what I mean is, with computer animation, the honeymoon is over. We, as moviegoers, have become a bit jaded in that respect. There's going to be 3-4 more of them this year, and I have to admit, the next Pixar one, Cars, from the previews, looks more old and tired than Robots. And if you ask me, Pixar has yet to really take a misstep.  
The problem is, it's becoming a bit familiar and formulaic, just like all the 2-D Disney cartoons always have an Elton John or Phil Collins or whoever song, and an annoying talking animal, etc. And the problem with, say, Shark Tale (besides being highly derivative of Finding Nemo) is that the filmmakers get carried away cramming in as many celebrity voices as possible.  
That being said, The Incredibles is out on DVD March 15. Woo hoo!
From: Swerb Entered on: March 5, 2005 8:23 AM
By the way, Bone, that video is sweet, kinda like Robocop. I LIKE it!
From: Ross Entered on: March 5, 2005 9:55 AM
That video is fucking SWEET! Where is it from?
From: The Bone Entered on: March 5, 2005 10:33 AM
It's from Embassy Visual Effects. They are pretty sweet at making shit look realistic.
From: Jackzilla Entered on: March 19, 2005 9:31 AM
Watched Harold and Kumar last night... surprisingly good! I give it the full thumbs!  
Does anyone else want to admit to watching Desperate Housewives? I downloaded the full season thus far and Angie and I have been loving it! There's some hilarious stuff -- And hot women. Plus it gets points for being narrated by a woman that died in the first episode.  
Next up: Arrested Development (I have the first season and all of this year's so far).  
When do we get some new Smallville and Lost?
From: Swerb Entered on: March 19, 2005 11:24 AM
Arrested Development is the funniest fucking show on TV right now. The bummer is, I think this is the last season for it... from what I understand, Fox has stopped production on it - they reduced the number of episodes this season from 22 to 18, which isn't a good sign.  
You can go here
and sign the online petition to save it, but I sometimes feel that doing such things is akin to pissing into a hurricane...
From: Ross Entered on: March 19, 2005 11:50 AM
That sucks, man! I love Arrested Development! Fox is like MTV, man... they don't know when they've got a good thing going.
From: BigFatty Entered on: April 4, 2005 5:08 PM
I finally caught the Harold and Kumar film and also give it the Thumbs. Its a total Weed Flick comedy - Bone, right up your alley. I was crackin up at all the dumb shit. One of my favorite scenes (and it discribes what the movie is about) shows Doogie Howser snorting cociane off a strippers ass while both of them hang out of a sunroof of a stolen car.
From: Swerb Entered on: May 18, 2005 11:48 AM
Good news!,6115,1061853_10_0_,00

From: Ross Entered on: May 18, 2005 12:54 PM
Dammit you beat me to it! I had the same thing typed up an hour ago and didn't hit send!
From: Jackzilla Entered on: May 18, 2005 1:20 PM
COME ON!!!  
(insert GOB's chicken dance here)  
Great news! Angie and I LOVED our Arrested Developments! We burned through both seasons in no time. In this day and age, I gotta think it'll make buku bucks when released on DVD (like Family Guy did).
From: Swerb Entered on: May 18, 2005 7:18 PM
The first season is already out on DVD... perhaps one reason why they're renewing it for another year.

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