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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:27 am 
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Whether it's crappy may be up for debate, but after three attempts I still can't get into Wilde (no cheap jokes please) about one of my favourite writers starring Stephen Fry who I like very much. Apparently 1 + 1 doesn't always equal 2.
I watched it the other evening and quite liked it - I thought Fry made a pretty convincing Wilde and Jude Law was good as Bosie. Of course, a lot of the events were rather compressed and I think they should definitely included the bit in the libel trial where Wilde lost the sympathy of the court by answering the question of whether he had kissed a particular boy by saying "Never in my life, he was such a plain boy" (I'm paraphrasing). I suppose there's too much humping for my taste as well.
What don't you like about it?

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Screenplay and music are dull. Acting is good indeed, but what they have to say is just not entertaining enough.

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Screenplay and music are dull. Acting is good indeed, but what they have to say is just not entertaining enough.


I watched a dubbed German version on TV, so it's a bit difficult for me to judge the English dialogue. Have you read "Irish Peacock and Scarlet Marquess - The Real Trial Of Oscar Wilde" by Merlin Holland? If not, you could give it a go. It's got the entire transcript of Wilde's libel hearing against Queensberry and is very entertaining if you're interested in Wilde. Wilde's own "Letters" are fascinating too.

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Have been with the kids in cinema this eve: Zookeeper. I didn't tell my kids, but I think this film is pretty worse.

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My_Name_Is_Fritz wrote:
Have been with the kids in cinema this eve: Zookeeper. I didn't tell my kids, but I think this film is pretty worse.

South Park had an episode containing a magazine ad for "Zookeeper".......the picture was a pile of crap in a microwave oven (that is...re-heated shit). :)

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My_Name_Is_Fritz wrote:
Have been with the kids in cinema this eve: Zookeeper. I didn't tell my kids, but I think this film is pretty worse.

...re-heated shit). :)


That's what I thought as well.

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I gave it 5 stars. Kevin James is a lovable schlub, and the drama parts are emphatic and breath-taking. Chaplin could do no better.

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I watched a few minutes of the Smurfs. Bad idea. It's not smurfy at all. It's NYC propaganda.

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Bailey's Billion$.
...I'm really getting old...

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Bailey's Billion$.
...I'm really getting old...


Does Curry ever play good guys anymore?

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He does, but you'll have to look closely... Blood Moon.

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He does, but you'll have to look closely... Blood Moon.


It's almost as if he's being typecast.

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Addams Family Values. I liked it until Thing started driving the car. How did he reach the pedals?

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Lum And Abner - So This Is Washington. It wasn't really bad, just a big let down. I really like that radio show.

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Madea's Big Happy Family---Just awful. Which I should have known from the ads. I've seen a couple "Madea" films before, and they weren't too bad, but this is just HORRENDOUS.

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Ooo - provocative! I don't think it's crappy, though...

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The Avengers with Ralph Fiennes & Uma Thurman

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I always forget the names of the really crappy ones.The ones I should remember 'cuz the're so bad the're campy,ect.Although I did see The Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes recently.It was on an always on tv at a friends house.His mom liked it.His mom would like a test pattern too.Call any Vegatable............and it don't always answer.Lots of other family were there to be fair that stared at it also.Even a 9yrs.old kid said "This is dumb". So it must be crappy.

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Watched the first half hour of Megiddo. Michael York is an awesome actor but he couldn't save it.

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Yellowbeard. Starring Graham Chapman, also with John Cleese, Eric Idle, Madeline Kahn, Nigel Planer, Cheech Marin, Peter Cook. Amount of jokes I counted is 5. One made me chuckle.

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Yellowbeard. Starring Graham Chapman, also with John Cleese, Eric Idle, Madeline Kahn, Nigel Planer, Cheech Marin, Peter Cook. Amount of jokes I counted is 5. One made me chuckle.

It's a send up that could of done better,imo.It's better after partaking in some herbal delites,if your so inclined.Alot of it was shot in Ixtapo,Mexico.Beautiful area and good surfin' too.That was the only part I liked,having been there.To many oneliners piled on one another until there's no joke at all,or you don't care anymore,which ever comes first.

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Peter Cook claimed afterwards that "It was a great script, ruined by the director". However, I think he was just very, very drunk at the time. Plus Marty Feldman died in the middle of filming and Keith Moon died before filming began - he was to have had a role as well...
Mind you, I do love the lines;
"You have acute [h]earing"
"Stop talking about my jewellry!"

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Prometheus.

If I hadn't had another pound of popcorn to mow through I probably would have walked out. I knew nothing about the movie going in and found it utterly predictable in its' progression. I lost count of the 'borrowed' science fiction stereotypes and got thoroughly depressed with the fact that they didn't even try to do anything creative.

It was just a dismal contribution to the latest wave of 3D movies but, although I'm sure the effects were 'in your face' awesome, I opted for the 2D version as I can't see 3D so I got nothing out of it except for a chill from sitting in one of these meat lockers they call theatres.

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