FAIR USE: CRITICISM – See post title.
“…The moment that he completed telling me the story, while my body convulsed in laughter and my eyes swelled with tears, I felt that I really knew all that there was to know about Al. Would you like to hear the story? *pause, applause* Well I’m not going to tell it. And this is why: just when I thought that I could see into Al’s heart, talent, and mind as though his soul were encased in glass, I was reminded the depth of truth holds more mystery and magic than any cover or deceit could feign.” – A friend’s quote on a class act.
“I hung up.
Why…because it wasn’t meant to be.”
‘Four Days In October’ is far superior for 2004. And the other cr@p here is regurgitated and dull.
Land Of The Dead
“I’m so afraid…”
I was reading this article from nfl.com and was a bit bored until I realized that the entire article was just an elaborate setup for a great joke; that joke being that Seattle had “…an excellent coach in Pete Carroll.”
That’s funny. Really funny.
Amazing highs and devastating lows.
FAIR USE: CRITICISM – “It is a good viewpoint to see…”
FAIR USE: CRITICISM – “I do not ‘approve’…I understand.”
“The man of principle, that is, the man who, without any flourish of trumpets, titles of lordship or train of guards, without any notice of his action abroad, expecting none, takes in solitude the right step uniformly, on his private choice and disdaining consequences, does not yield, in my imagination, to any man.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“War educates the senses, calls into action the will, perfects the physical constitution, brings men into such swift and close collision in critical moments that man measures man.”
If there are two evil scumbags and both get away, that’s a tragedy.
If there are two evil scumbags and one gets away, that’s a shame.
If there are two evil scumbags and neither gets away, that’s a triumph.
Sure, so it’s interesting. It’s quite disturbing, undeniably.
Julianne Moore is not Clarice Starling, and I don’t root for Evil in its purest, most disgusting form.
But d@mnit, I am bound by critical integrity. ‘A Simple Plan’, your sway still holds.
Inspirational Quote From Julianne Moore: “The new Clarice would be very different…”
Inspirational Quote From Diane Chambers: “It is to laugh…”
Upped a notch for lingering dread.
For those of you who may have just missed ‘Psycho’, here it is again.
The only worthwhile effect of this absolute carbon-copy remake is that if you look in a movie listing and see ‘Psycho’ …listed, you don’t have to worry about which version it is.
Favorite actor/actress: Spider near the end, which shows more life than the rest of the cast. Not sure if it was a cockerel or a pullet.
It can be a gateway to click after click of interesting subjects-related subjects. Take the following, for instance:
“You can see that man wants the impossible: He wants to lose his isolation and keep it at the same time. He can’t stand the sense of separateness, and yet he can’t allow the complete suffocation of his vitality. He wants to expand by merging with the powerful beyond that transcends him, yet he wants while merging with it to remain individual and aloof…”
“A message was dispatched. You’ve broken the rule of silence.
Only in code, Commander. To inform our Praetor of this glorious mission.
Your carelessness might have *ended* this ‘glorious mission’. You’re reduced two steps in rank, return to post.
Take care, Commander. He has friends, and friends of his kind mean power. And power is danger.
*dismissively* Danger and I are old companions.
We’ve seen a hundred campaigns together, and still I do not understand you.
I think you do. No need to tell you what happens when we reach home with proof of the Earthmen’s weakness. And we will have proof. The Earth commander will follow, he must. And when he attacks, we will destroy him. Our gift to the homeland: another war.
If we are the stronger, is this not the signal for war?
Must it ALWAYS be so? How many comrades have we lost in this way?”
ST:TOS – ‘Balance Of Terror’
See ‘There They Go, Satisfied Customers By The Thousands! (Part Three)’.
Latest mailing quote – “This is your final notice.”
Well thank God.
If you’re going to pester (some might say harass) me in some other way, I’d be glad to post all about it here.
“I can hold my breath a longgg time!”
I don’t need blood and gore from a horror movie. But this is vastly over-rated.
Anthony Perkins is great as the Bates family, vastly-synonym pre-dating the Klumps. He acts well and does the best he can with his dialogue.
But the rest…they seem mostly cardboard, there’s little life to them at all. The dialogue-synonym-synonym seems contrived at times, random at other times, and only rarely does it produce a gem.
Everything from when she gets in the car to skip town until she meets Norman Bates is almost Wood-en…hardly the stuff of a classic.
The idea’s very creepy, of course. But it could have been done much better.
*shrug* It is what it is.
Inspirational Quote: “We all go a little mad sometimes.”
“How did you know?
How did you know, Mr. Poole?
It’s true, of course.
I was thinking of filling my briefcase with the bank’s money.
It’s a little dream of mine.
Have you ever had a dream, Mr. Poole? I have.
I don’t always plan on Bermuda though.
Sometimes, it’s Siam, Fiji…
Beautiful, exotic places where there are no books to keep.
Where I’m not a little man with no future and no past.
Yes, Mr. Poole, yes.
But I’ll never go through with it.
You know why? I’ve lived with it too long.
I’m old and set in my ways.
And besides, Mr. Poole, I guess I’m a coward.
“Don’t laugh at me!”
“I’m not laughing, Mr. Fortune. You’re not funny anymore.”
Thank you, good character-actor guy.
So dated. Oh well.
23:47-23:50: Trying really hard not to smile.
Kinda clever in parts. Ha.
No reason they shouldn’t be plantin’ the sheep right now.
“Worth a watch” if you like f’d up black comedy/horror (more comedy), even though it’s not the absolute apex.
51:13-51:43: Best whip use since Indy, I was going to say. But given the date, perhaps George Lucas found inspiration here.
Inspirational Quote: “I used…preservatives.”
Don’t look this up if you believe in beautiful memories kept whole:
“You said our life was a prison. Dull. Boring. Empty. I can’t begin to tell you how much that hurt…come home — to me…again. Together. I love you. Always.”
There’s something fishy going on here…
FAIR USE: CRITICISM – Danny Ainge and Happy Fun Ball: Do Not Taunt.
Just remember, things could always be worse.
Spoiler Alert: Important scene in the movie.
FAIR USE: CRITICISM – Creepy clip from one of the few King movie adaptations that doesn’t suck.