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Old 01-07-2006, 07:39 PM
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Of course, by recent, I mean what you've seen lately. Post away, it doesn't have to be long, just have fun with it!

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Fun with Dick and Jane
It's Jim Carrie, it's unpredictable, it's everything recent comedies have been missing, and it even improves upon the original. While this may make seem people wonder why remakes aren't always improvements on their source-material, it also begs this question: why isn't Jim Carrie starring in more movies, as of late? We've learned time and time again that he's a great actor; now let's expose him. It's good laughs all around, and it only occasionaly lets up.
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I am not that good at reviewing movies but i have just seen

Christmas with the cranks.
It was a good movie, but the beginning to me was boring. the end as usual was a happy ending. Just once i would like to see a Christmas movie end not happy but sad.
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On cable TV I recently saw "Night of the Iguana" for the umpteenth time. I think it's the best thing Tennessee Williams ever wrote -- lyrical, poignant and hilariously funny. Richard Burton gives the most frenetic performance of his (under-rated) career as a drunken ex-preacher at the end of his rope, reduced to working as tour bus guide in Mexico. Deborah Kerr plays a Buddhistic spinster escorting her 100-year-old poet/grandfather on a trip to finish his last poem. Ava Gardner looks the part of the boozy middle-aged owner of a cliffside hotel. The story has a dream-like quality as the group of offbeat characters intermingle in each other's lives.

The tropical scenery was so stunning I actually visited the place where the film was shot by director John Huston. The hotel facade had been claimed by the jungle long before, but the natural beauty of Mismaloya Bay was still breathtaking. A later film ("Predator") was shot a few miles away in Mismaloya Valley, where I saw wild parakeets in trees.
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i saw this in theaters not so long ago, and I fell in love with it! The characters are enchanting and the songs are very moving. The "No Day But Today" mantra that is repeated thrugh several songs provokes you to go out and live life to the extent that it was meant to be lived! Although it is a musical, do not go in expecting "The Sound of Music". This is much darker and much more unconventional. I cannot wait until it comes out on video (no movie theaters here are playing it anymore ), I could watch it again and again.

It was beautiful.
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i saw this in theaters not so long ago, and I fell in love with it! The characters are enchanting and the songs are very moving. The "No Day But Today" mantra that is repeated thrugh several songs provokes you to go out and live life to the extent that it was meant to be lived! Although it is a musical, do not go in expecting "The Sound of Music". This is much darker and much more unconventional. I cannot wait until it comes out on video (no movie theaters here are playing it anymore ), I could watch it again and again.

It was beautiful.
The theater group at my school is obsessed with Rent. I have the soundtrack, but I've never seen it live.
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