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jonapi (not verified)
Willy Wanker

Oh, it doesn't have to be high art!! I like my candyfloss fluff too!
I just don't like candyfloss fluff dressed as high art.
Still, nice cheek bones though. I would.

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well personally

the last time I set foot in the local multiplex was for the Dead movie screening. They're not going to get my money for this. But there's nothing wrong with being fun to watch, and luckily Johnny Depp can make the phone book fun to watch. You want high art, this is probably not your movie.

jonapi (not verified)
all the fun of a slow-motion hanging

i wonder if he'd read it in a faux kooky 'I'm eccentric, me' exaggerated dead dull void like tone?
talent deserted long ago, producing visual ennui while the crowds gawp on in pleasure, drowsily spooning mouthfuls of congealing nachos into their glistening chops.
Depp's recent films represent untertainment at it's finest and will be warmly welcomed by anyone who regularly sits in front of the screen with a loaded shotgun in their mouth, trying to pluck up the courage.

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Johnny Depp reading the phone book is probably worth the price of admission, but still.

lamagonzo (not verified)
The Rum Diary

from the mind of Hunter S Thompson. Johnny Depp plays Hunter not so well in this book that was not so good. Trying to squeeze every last dollar out of the estate, eh?

The movie opens 10/28

jonapi (not verified)
smiley smile

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

always a stretch to challenge the '79 adaption with Alec Guinness.
but with a superb Director in Tomas Alfredson; Let The Right One, yes the original Swedish film, not the pointless American remake. are U.S. citizens really so dumb that a language outside of English, a cinematic production with subtitles is so completely incomprehensible?
Remember: SUBSTANCE OVER STYLE.

digression in the rear view mirror.

nicely paced, nicely shot and nice sound. not exceptional, but anything with Gary Oldman has a certain gravitas.
and Kathy Burke is always a treasure. dominates any scene she's in.

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American: The Bill Hicks Story

Riveting!

I feel as though I knew this man my entire life yet we never met and I never saw him perform. An acquaintance over on rottentomatoes (as well all three of my sons) turned me onto Bill Hicks a few years back and my life changed for the better ... I no longer felt alone.

I also really like "Sane Man".

lamagonzo (not verified)
Splice

A variation on the mad scientist theme. Modern pharma hires bright young DNA splicers to create new life and come up with life saving medicines.

They create Dren, a humanoid creature that can be aquatic or avian when the need suits and has many other attributes as well, like being able to change sex. Which she does and has sex with the boy-friend, girl friend couple who are the splicers.

Worth seeing but the morality play part (big corporation toys with life for profit) is weak in this movie to concentrate on the main character.

jonapi (not verified)
a map for liberty

Soldier Of The Road - a film about Peter Brötzmann.

"This film came out of an irrepressible desire to hear Peter Brötzmann's music live, to record his sounds as he crafted them, to film the energy and the freedom of this man. I knew the old vinyl covers he had designed as well as his posters, but the discovery of his painting was a revelation, Above all, as we discussed, enjoying a good cigare, I discoverd a sensitive, open minded man. It was a privilege..."

lamagonzo (not verified)
Woodstock: Three Days of Peace, Directors Cut

Just saw this particular version for the first time. Had me rockin' even though I didn't attend.

Fell in love with '69 Grace Slick. Triple Scorpio with those piercing blue eyes!
Janis Joplin with the crazy quilt stargown.
Wavy Gravy's announcements from the stage.
Jimi Hendrix playing the Star Spangled Banner>Voodoo Chile (I think)

~ Hipsters, tripsters, real cool chicks sir ~

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