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  November 12, 2003

Just saw Kill Bill - loved it, and I will talk about this movie with anyone, anytime.  I thought the acting was fabulous. The movie played perfectly from beginning to end. It was fun, sexy, bloody, mindlessly violent (at just the right timbre that you were completely desensitized to the blood). The colors and settings were brilliant, and Tarantino sends an energy into the most tranquil scenes that makes you ache for more Samurai-sword carnage. The script: funny, clever, if pretentiously bad-70s-movies-esque at times. Can't wait for the next installment

Love Actually - cute, fun, maybe too cute. I love Hugh Grant and Liam Neeson. This is a great feel-good movie for the holiday season, though I agree with reviewers that there are way too many plots going on here for us to be able to appreciate any single one. But the film delivers what you expect and throws in some great laughs.

School of Rock - this movie kicks ass. No bones about it. The children are brilliant and talented, and Jack "Tenacious D" Black rips on the guitar like nobody's business, making us all laugh with his self-mockery. He's got soul, man.

August 24, 2003

I consider myself truly obsessed with movies - not so much with actors themselves, but with cinematography, scriptsb and everything aside from celebrity Hollywood that makes a film a film. My only requirement for any movie is that it be good. Good is, of course a subjective term. My favorite movies are often independent films and comedies of manners (such as BBC's Pride and Prejudice). Aside from these genres, my taste is decidedly eclectic. While I prefer to watch films that are well-written and well-acted, I will concede that some of my favorite films (UHF and Better Off Dead for instance) are considered crap by some. And then other movies which I think are crap (such as Star Wars Episode II) make billions of dollars. I tend to have strong opinions and gut reactions to films.  Also, my brother and I tend to have completely opposing tastes in movies, except for Office Space, which we have both excited is totally excellent, dude.

What do I want to see? Dirty Pretty Things, Le Divorce

Recent Picks? Agni Varsha, Adaptation, Royal Tenenbaums and anything else by Wes Anderson, Pirates of the Caribbean, Bend it Like Beckham, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Guru, Monsoon Wedding, Lagaan, Swimming Pool, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Big Lebowski, the Fifth Element, Some Like it Hot, Cinema Paradiso, Rush Hour I and II, Lord of the Rings I and II, Scent of a Woman. . hmm. . tons more I promise

Pans? (not too many of these, but my pans are vehement)Daredevil, The Thirteenth Warrior, Star Wars Episode II, the Governess, Mission Impossible, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (not a pan exactly, I just didn't get what the big deal was about this film - I got bored), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Muhjse Dosti Karoge, and the Matrix II (because there was too much hype for what it was, because I didn't know what the heck was going on, and because the script was philosophical gobbledigook)

TV obsession -- The Vicar of Dibley, which I highly recommend to any britcom lover. Dawn French is brilliant and hilarious, and the show has scads of wonderful, really funny characters.  I've also lately gotten into Yes, Prime Minister, a comedy from the early nineties.

I used to be quite obsessed with Antonio Banderas. Visit the site I made a few years ago.

  Also, here is my Mr. Bean site.

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