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Little David came over last night and we watched Jurassic Park starring Sam Neil and some dinosaurs. You've probably heard of it.

Our plan is to watch The Lost World: Jurassic Park sometime between now and Wednesday in anticipation of Jurassic Park III. If we went into that theater without immediate prior knowledge of its preceeding films, I'm sure we'd be completely lost by the complexity of the story. "Why are those dinosaurs chasing the people? What's their motivation?"

As if. It's really like this geeky home theater ritual. We'll be watching Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma just before Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back comes out next month (Any Kevin Smith fans who want to join us for the marathon?). We recently checked out Planet of the Apes and the forgettable Rollerball in preparation for this summer's revisits.

Why is Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within getting such bad reviews? I loved it. Did the pretty animation make me blind to a stupid movie?
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lordremo From: lordremo Date: July 13th, 2001 10:49 am (UTC) (Link)

I think the reason is fear

FF can be a very successful movie. Movie reviewers (guys who can't write or direct well, but can talk about movies and get folks to read) enjoy a job where they meet stars and "the beautiful people". This movie represents a future shift, one where anyone could do voice-overs ... what fun are they to meet? You can't meet or interview a digital character; I remember a fake interview with Max Headroom. Pretty bad. They probably feel being relegated down to video game reviewers (GEEKS). It's like if your company brought in a "new guy" with newer, more sophisticated graphics equip. and kept you from working on it "cause he's already trained on it". But you are to help him if he needs sodas or office supplies. Either you're a part of the future... or you fear it.
From: ex_ciannait Date: July 13th, 2001 11:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd love to join you. Especially for Mallrats, filmed at the Eden Prairie (MN) mall. ;)
From: qtkat Date: July 13th, 2001 11:30 am (UTC) (Link)
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