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you do anything else, go read Pamie's article
on double standards in movies like Shrek and Vanilla Sky.
She wrote it for the section I'm editing now, and I think it came out
Fantastico. It's the first big piece I've edited for the movies
section and she came through outstandingly on a really tight deadline.
Go check it out.
got smart readers. With good taste.
Wednesday, I asked people to send me some ideas on some popular
media that they like and think you should check out.
what Paul, who says he only watches Smallville
on TV, has to recommend:
my two bits on some movies out now...
ENEMY LINES: Owen Wilson pulls off the Action Hero role quite well.
Gene's too old for this shit, but still plays a good Crusty-Yet-Tenderhearted
Officer. The filming is the best part of this movie, and worth the
price of admission. Two bums up.
ELEVEN: Good, but not nearly as good as Out of Sight. Clooney plays
the exact same character. Don Cheadle sporting a British accent IS
pretty funny, though.
POTTER: Haven't seen it. No desire to.
GAME: This movie would have been a lot better if the whole thing wasn't
in flashbacks. Give me Three Days of the Condor.
here's my Obscure Movie Recommendation of the Day...
DINNER GAME: Films don't get much funnier than this. A little French
production about a contest between friends to see who can find the
stupidest person to bring to dinner.
Review Vanilla Sky for us please. I like Tom, and Penelope's
the HOOCHIE MAMA, but I really don't know what to expect from this
movie. The previews are so disjointed, and I really don't want to
waste any time that
would be better spent picking my nose.
I didn't get a chance to see Vanilla Sky this week (I ended up
staying home and watching Smallville), but I hear mixed things. Our
movie critic loved it, but I've been reading lukewarm reviews. If in
doubt, rent the original, "Abre
Los Ojos," which I can definitely vouch for as a fantastic,
what Cosmo offered:
you're still looking for TV shows to talk about, why not 24?
Not sure if Sars
have been raving to you about how it's so wonderful and marvelous
and blah blah blah Kiefercakes, but... well, it is.
the pilot episode and really liked it (especially since my friend Erica
from LCP was supposed
to have a featured extra role), but I confess I haven't caught it since.
Too much good TV stuff this season.
named John says:
a huge fan of the animated The
Tick series, I was not looking forward to the new live action
version starring Patrick Warburton. After the first show I was still
not impressed. A friend of mine, however, downloaded the first few
episodes (from a guy in Canada who does a great
job with mpegs) for me and I was shown the light!
the first episode, they seemed to find their footing. Tick's dialogue
is wonderfully inane and Patrick Warburton has the presents to pull
it off. David Burke as Arthur is the best piece of casting I have
ever seen. Nestor Carbonell as BatManuel has a very clever Tick-like
name, following the animated character very well and a pretty good
substitute for Die Fledermaus. I am very happy with Liz Vassey as
"Captain Liberty" though she would have been outstanding
as the original "American Maid."
of this I have written and yet I have yet to see a broadcast show.
I guess I like the show, just can't give up Friends and Will
& Grace on Thursdays.
Bernie Mac is THE King of Comedy, if you ask
had some bad TiVoing problems with Tick, but the episodes I've gotten
to catch has been really good. Oh, and if you're not watching The
Show, you should be. It's got my vote as the best new show
of the season and is on track to becoming the best sitcom on TV. Seriously,
it's that good.
(but not the Heather who has contributed here), asks:
was wondering if you were planning to review "The Lord of the Rings."
I really enjoy your site, and would like to hear what you have to say
you should ask because I just saw it today. Loved it. Absolutely loved
it. It was huge and epic and just right. I really liked the Harry
Potter movie and this made that look like a high school production
of Godspell. I don't see how they could have done it any better
and Peter Jackson is a damned genius. So go see it. Next Wednesday.
what Casana has to offer:
of Honor: Allied Assault (ships January 22, 2002)
Medal of Honor: Frontline (March, 2002)
the Medal of Honor World War II First Person Shooter series makes
it way from the PSX to the desktop, X-Box, and PS2. Originally developed
by Dreamworks interactive, the MOH universe is now being distributed
by Electronic Arts, with both games being developed by the Oklahoma
based 2015 Studios.
Allied Assault for the PC and X-Box utilizes the powerful Quake III
engine for its move to the PC. As the protagonist Lt. Mike Powell,
your West Point education, mastery of English, French, and German,
and exceptional skills as a marksman for the 34th Infantry Division,
caught the attention of the Office of Strategic Services (a WWII precursor
to the CIA). Having recruited you to the "special infantry,"
you work as an elite soldier with Ranger-level training, available
for short-term assignments for specific missions requiring covert
deception and/or sabotage in preparation for major offensives. This
FPS includes missions very similar to those depicted in the Steven
Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" i.e. a Mission 3, Omaha
Beach landing level, where you must capture enemy officers and gain
as much information as possible from them about enemy defenses further
inland, and a Mission 5 Snipertown Battle" level, where you and
your platoon are responsible for capturing and holding the German
command post in the town hall. You must also eliminate enemy snipers
that will attempt to take out you and your platoon in the open areas.
MOHAA also will include an online multiplayer component, which will
include about 10-12 multiplayer maps and 33 levels in solo-play. Basically,
this installment in the MOH universe will take the game to new places
it could never go on the PSX. Check out the website to view still
shots and footage of the game play. The multiplayer demo is supposed
to be released on 12/14/01. Frankly, I think the final product will
a smaller note Medal of Honor: Frontline is set to be released for
March 2002 on the PS2. Reprising your role as Jimmy Patterson from
the original MOH, this game takes place between the 3rd and fourth
missions of the original MOH. As Jimmy Paterson, you must infiltrate
the German front line and steal the experimental Nazi flying wing
code-named HO-IX. There are 5 levels, with 3 missions each. The environments
for this installment are huge, allowing the player to explore the
environment, and depending on whether you wish to use stealth or go
in with guns blazing, command a small group of soldiers or go at it
solo, the outcome will be different. More information can be found
if I sound like some executive shilling for these games, but as a
amateur WWII buff, and amateur military historian, I've been waiting
forever for more MOH games, and it's finally happening. I'm really
looking forward to both of them.
get all technical on me, why don't you? Great suggestions, though. There
was a line a mile long at last year's Electronic Entertainment Expo
waiting to see Medal of Honor.
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