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Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:00 pm

A movie version of how to eat fried worms???

and one of its genres is 'coming of age'

wtf??? the kid eats worms, ends up liking it, and therefore gets more popularity-power in fifth grade.

coming of age, this is not!!!

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Postby Swatopluk on Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:55 pm

Pre-army training :? ?
[There was a case over here a dew years ago of an officer ordering a (drafted) recruit to eat some raw earthworms as part of the survival training.
The recruit refused and both went to court. The officer was condemned for giving the order and the recruit for not following it (he should have complained after eating the worms according to the court).]
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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa on Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:02 pm

Huh? Y'all never read the book? Saw previews for this when I went to see Nacho Libre. The previews were very age-targeted, and it was weird remembering that mindset.
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Postby Swatopluk on Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:05 pm

Can't remember ever to have heard of it.
My bringing up was probably not as "normal" (that is without the problems that plague(d) other schools).
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Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:52 pm

oh, see, I didn't go see Nacho Libre. last movie I saw was Superman...

I heard about and saw this book at school a while ago, scholastic book fair and such, looked stupid. I think it was more like a recipie book than a story or something.... but I never actually read it.
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Postby Swatopluk on Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:01 am

Saw the trailer for that on Tuesday. That made it look like the usual off-the-mill summer comedy.
I am not going to wath the new "Superman" (saw, the trailer and read several reviews, "Christopher Reeves Memorial Movie" probably is the most apt description.).
I found the original 2 movies already quite embarassing (never seen 3&4).
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Postby Capellini on Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:04 am

Swatopluk wrote:Saw the trailer for that on Tuesday. That made it look like the usual off-the-mill summer comedy.
I am not going to wath the new "Superman" (saw, the trailer and read several reviews, "Christopher Reeves Memorial Movie" probably is the most apt description.).
I found the original 2 movies already quite embarassing (never seen 3&4).


I disagree 100%, and very vehemently. If you are a bona fide Superman fan, you will LOVE that movie.

Brandon Routh does do a very Reevesque Superman, but all it does is help to ease the transition between two different actors in one character.

Excluding the dedication at the end to Dana and Chris Reeve, the movie was not a Christopher Reeve Memorial - it was a Superman Resurrection.

My biggest beef was that I wasn't crazy about Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane, but the rest of the movie more than made up for it.

Also, if you haven't seen the first movie in a while, or you don't know it well enough to have it entirely memorized, I would recommend watching it right before going. The new one has a few homages to the first movie that are much more satisfying if you recognize them right away.
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Postby Swatopluk on Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:41 am

They put a few of them right into the trailer, I saw.
I most definitely am not a fan (and I consider myself an informed non-fan).
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Postby Capellini on Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:54 pm

Swatopluk wrote:They put a few of them right into the trailer, I saw.
I most definitely am not a fan (and I consider myself an informed non-fan).
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Ahh, if you're not a Superman fan, you won't like it. Don't go.

Unless you're only fan through accidental non-exposure. Then, you may be an undiscovered fan.
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Postby kat on Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:01 pm

The best hommage is the minature railway breaking apart, IMO.
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Postby ke_mikiao on Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:10 pm

i think movies are just running out of ideas.........they were ok, but now every other movie is based off a comic book. There was that string of CGI movies of animals. A few remakes. The predictable romance/comedies that are exactly the same but for the names of people and things.


they are exceptions.....but they seem few and far between........
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Postby Capellini on Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:01 pm

kat wrote:The best hommage is the minature railway breaking apart, In my exquisitely thought-out opinion.


That was good.

Actually, my favorite part was who they got to play Kal-El. That STILL gives me mushy feelings when I think about it.
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Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:52 pm

do you mean Jor-El? because Kal-El is Clark Kent/Superman... although theres some sources which say Kal-El was actually named Jor-El... but yeah, Kal-El is clark, Jor-El is his father.
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Postby Swatopluk on Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:40 am

For Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow they reanimated (pun intended) Laurence Olivier.
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Postby Capellini on Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:37 pm

Qwertyuiopasd wrote:do you mean Jor-El? because Kal-El is Clark Kent/Superman... although theres some sources which say Kal-El was actually named Jor-El... but yeah, Kal-El is clark, Jor-El is his father.



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