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DarthZomp: hmm, could batman be movie night material?
MisterQ: I always thought it was funny of who played Harvey Dent in the first movie
MisterQ: Funny, Tommy Lee Jones didn't look anything like Billy Dee Williams. Must have been the Chemicals.
DarthZomp: even better, star trek v, aka "don't ever let shatner direct again".
MisterQ: What movie have we all seen a bazillion times and can make fun of in a split second?
DarthZomp: un chien andalou?
DarthZomp: beyond the valley of the ultra-vixens?
DarthZomp: pee-wee herman goes to the theater?
MisterQ: what's un chien andalou about?
DarthZomp: q: i don't know if it's about anything, it's surrealism.
MisterQ: Gonna have to see it someday, then
maime: I've only been to one movie where the audience stopped paying attention and started heckling the movie.
maime: It was The people under the stairs
Trainman: Un Chien Andalou is about getting freshman college film students to squirm in their seats.
DethKlaw: No, it's too short.
maime: Any old 80's horror would be great.
DarthZomp: o/~ the people under the stairs go up and down, up and down, up and down... o/~
MisterQ: The Keanes under the stairs
*** DarthZomp is now known as zompist:
zompist:: man, it feels good to get out of that damn costume.
maime: what is the darth zomp costume?
zompist:: black leather, padding to give the illusion of a manly physique, and a nice white tie.
DethKlaw: I was at an experimental Japanese film where people didn't heckle it, they ignored it. I think that would be worse, to hear everyone spontaneously break into conversations about other things.
DethKlaw: It was a shot of people walking along a street, half of the people were real, the other half animated.
DethKlaw: Once you got over the initial "Oh, cool" the film became quite boring.
DethKlaw: It was 15 minutes of a three-minute film.
MisterQ: that film would have been cool if the animated people started fighting with the real people
zompist:: and ripping out their spines! yeah!
MisterQ: And making the real people into animated people
zompist:: heh... did you ever see cool world?
zompist:: any movie that has to assure you in its title that it's cool is dead wrong.
MisterQ: (yes I saw cool world) The real people tried to resist with guns and stuff, but it was no match for anvils and sticks of dynamite
maime: I had a friend obsessed with that movie.
maime: wandered around for weeks mumbling about cartoon chicks.
MisterQ: Its soundtrack was the best thing about it
maime: It had "sex on wheels"
MisterQ: and what's wrong with cartoon chicks?
maime: Nothing but i hate them.
DethKlaw: Even LadyJ?
maime: never watched that cartoon.
*** DethKlaw is now known as Wabewalkr
MisterQ: What have they ever done to you?
maime: They have ruined it for me with guys who went around for weeks mumbling about cartoon chicks.
Wabewalkr: You don't want to date guys like that.
maime: I know that now.
maime: But I still have the grudge for cartoon chicks.
Wabewalkr: They expect all women to look like Dolly Parton in zero gravity.
zompist:: it's not good to be making love and know that the guy's comparing you to the cartoon chicks he's had.
maime: Ummm If someone thinks he's had a cartoon chick he's got more problems than even I could ignore.
zompist:: [re Dolly Parton] jeez, that's a scary image. prehensile breasts.
Wabewalkr: As bad as a prehensile vagina?
MisterQ: See Species and let's have no more talk on prehensile breasts
MisterQ: Well, I think it would be fun to play act and have the girl dress up like Daphne from Scooby Doo.
zompist:: not thelma?
MisterQ: sure, why not
Wabewalkr: There are three types of men in the world: those that like Daphne, those that like Velma, and those that like Freddie.
MisterQ: 4: those that like Scooby
maime: I'd probably be more the thelma type... after all I'd lose my glasses and be blind in the dark.
Wabewalkr: And touch the foot of the monster?
maime: Of course. I'm a monster magnet.
Da_Raven: That's almost poetry. :)
MisterQ: Now I have Monster Magnet's song stuck in my head. Thanks a lot!
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Wabewalkr: This is frightening: I'm starting to agree with Brin.
zompist:: wabe, were you reading the brin review?
zompist:: his minor points are better than his major point....
Wabewalkr: Yeah, I suppose. But I do agree with the "Forgive Vader?!?" point
zompist:: re vader: yeah, that's true.
zompist:: it's just that a world with democratically apportioned heroes and magic is probably not a world that makes for good fantasy.
Wabewalkr: I really found the movie... annoying. It stopped at the back of the eyes. None of the characters were worthwhile...
zompist:: i can see all the holes, but i enjoyed myself.
Wabewalkr: I toggle between the two.
Wabewalkr: But I tend to lean towards the nobody-who-claws-his-way-to-the-top mentality.
zompist:: sorry, which side is that? :)
Wabewalkr: Star Trek
Wabewalkr: Geeks == Heroes.
Wabewalkr: Brains >= Birth.
zompist:: actually, that bugged me about brin's review... i have a low star trek tolerance.
Mr_Ben: I have no Star Trek tolerance.
zompist:: maybe it's his way of talking about real sf to a non-sf audience.
Wabewalkr: I have a low Star Wars tolerance, so we're balanced there.
Wabewalkr: I prefer more science in my SF... so I lean towards Crighton.
sol-D: mmm...science fiction...
zompist:: ah, star wars hardly qualifies as science fiction.
Wabewalkr: But then, I also like Dr. Who, so who am I to judge? Dr. Who was born a noble, but left because he disagreed with their politics.
Wabewalkr: I also read Asprin, but in the same way I read trashy romance novels or eat chocolate-- with a guilty sense of pleasure.
Wabewalkr: Dr. Who's strongest point was a sense of scale-- he didn't always save the universe, sometimes he just saved a village.
zompist:: i think very little of my favorite sf would translate well to the screen.
zompist:: case in point: the demolished man. not at all easy to film espers. :)
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