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04-23-2001, 04:50 PM
for movie buffs..
04-23-2001, 04:50 PM
check it out..it's a great site
04-23-2001, 06:20 PM
Pretty cool site LAM.
I particularly like the info on the new Planet of the Apes movie. I usually don't like remakes of classic movies, but this is one of my all time favorites. I'm pretty excited.
I hope that Tim Burton doesn't ruin the thing. I can't say I'm a big fan of his. However, from the pictures, its seems like the apes have maintained their classic look... so the movie probable isn't going to be that big of a change from the original. It looks pretty good.
Great site Lam!
Oh and I wanna see the new Planet of the Apes flick too. I saw the preview on E! the other day and it looks pretty damn slick!
05-02-2001, 09:08 AM
it does look good. i have always enjoyed that sight.
looking forward to pearl harbor
Big Boy Laroux
05-02-2001, 10:24 AM
Marky Mark and the Funky Apes! can't wait!
really, though, i can't wait for pearl harbor. man, i get chills whenever i see the preview.
05-02-2001, 12:41 PM
yeah...between sports, movies, work, and school...i have no free time
actually, i probably go to the movies almost once a week.
it looks good
Has anyone heard much about Ali?
will smith plays Ali, he's supposed to look almost exactly like him in the movie.
also, I cannot wait for the Lord of the Rings trilogy to come out.
the first one comes out December 21st.
i'll be there as many times as possible.
05-02-2001, 01:01 PM
i was excited until angelina jolie became so wheels off
New Jet Li flick coming out: Kiss of the Dragon (http://126.96.36.199/)
Doesn't look that great..maybe it's cuz DMX isn't in it i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif
Big Boy Laroux
05-03-2001, 07:24 AM
i think it looks pretty sweet!
I know a guy who got to fight Jet Li in his upcoming movie, The One i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif Anyone going to see The Mummy Returns tomorrow night? Man that looks good! Can you smellllll what the Rock is cooking?!
05-03-2001, 04:39 PM
i have a strongly loathe wrestling..but, i guess i'll see the mummy returns in spite of brenden fraser and the rock
How can anyone possibly hate the WWF?! i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif I heard The Rock (or Dwayne) impressed the directors and producers so much that they've inked him to a mucho bucks deal for a Mummy prequel - The Scorpian King.
Big Boy Laroux
05-04-2001, 11:04 AM
dude, i don't like wrestling, but the rock is cool. he was awesome on saturday night live.
I loved watching wrestling when I was a kid, but stopped during highschool and most of college. Of course I started up again and hell now even my gf likes watching the cheesy storylines on Smackdown i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif
05-04-2001, 12:42 PM
wwf is detrimental to the positive mindsets of our youth
YOU TAKE THAT BACK OR I'LL KICK YOUR ASS AND RAM YOUR FACE INTO...hmm heheh ok you may have a point there i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif
I watched The Mummy Returns last night and thought it was pretty entertaining. My gf liked it more than the first one, but I don't know. It was just a lot of mindless action with a storyline thrown in. I mean, the way it all came together was cheesy and a bit predictable, but the visuals and action sequences were just incredible! Unfortunately, The Rock barely got any camera time. In fact, he only had like three lines (in undecipherable barbarian language) aside from a series of grunts and groans. Oh well..I still smelled what the Rock was cookin! i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif
05-07-2001, 09:19 AM
my girlfriend liked it better than the first one also...
i thought it was pretty good.
it had alot of plot twists...and brenden fraser is not funny. i don't know why in every movie, they try and make him out to be a comedian, because he's not funny.
it was pretty good, but definitely not a movie i will see again at the movies
Just got back from watching "A Knights Tale." Man that was a sweet movie! It was another fun movie, but this time there was actually a plot. The thing that got to me though was the soundtrack..playing songs like "We Will Rock You" and "The Boys Are Back In Town" just seemed weird for a medieval flick, though they did seem to fit.
05-13-2001, 08:33 AM
that's cool, i'm going to see it tonight
05-15-2001, 04:40 PM
i enjoyed it.
i definitely liked A knights Tale much better than the mummy returns.
i still can't wait for Lord of the Rings
What did you think about the music? i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif Man and that dance scene totally cracked me up!
05-16-2001, 09:06 AM
yeah, i wouldn't mind getting the sound track
i tell you what will have a good soundtrack, it's Moulin Rouge.
some sweet music during the previews
Big Boy Laroux
05-16-2001, 09:16 AM
Moulin Rouge looks awwwwwwwful.
Just got back from watching Shrek and I gotta say, that was some funny shit! I was totally surprised at how interesting it actually was!
Big Boy Laroux
05-21-2001, 09:47 AM
i saw shrek on friday, too. i thought it was a good movie. it had its stupid/gross moments (like the donkey pissing on a fire to put it out) to make kids laugh, but other than that, it was actually really good.
hey dj, was there a guy dressed uup as shrek at the theater you went to? here in nashville, there supposedly was one at all the major theaters (including the one i was at).
05-21-2001, 10:27 AM
was going to see shrek, but my girlfriend talked me into going to see angel eyes, which, suprisingly, didn't suck.
05-23-2001, 12:16 PM
you're right, shrek was good, i saw it last night. Definitely a good movie, probably the best i've seen in a couple of months. Bridget jones diary wasn't bad though.
The theater I went to (Loews) didn't have a big Shrek ogre, but then again, I watched the 10:30pm showing which didn't get out until past midnight.
shrek was hilarious. I almost died when Snow White and Cinderalla fought over the bouquet.
The gingerman bit was hilarious, and so were all the other fairy tale references (three pigs, Pinochio, etc) i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif
05-24-2001, 08:37 AM
i thought the matrix part was pretty cool with cameron diaz (the princess) kicking some serious ass
Big Boy Laroux
05-24-2001, 08:43 AM
one part bugged me. not bad, but i couldn't remember what movie it was from...
you know when shrek is making the dragon get all tangled in the chain? then he turns the corner in slow motion, yells "run." the dragon is coming up behind him in slow motion, breathes the fire, then everything speeds up from slow motion to normal speed as they outrun the fire.
that was a take-off of a scene in a movie, bt for the life of me, i can't remember what!
05-26-2001, 10:54 AM
i guess as long as you're joking about it, you can steal any part away from any movie and get away with it
Two days til Tomb Raider - WOOHOO!! i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif Jolie is pure YUM!
Ripped from Reuters:
Indeed, the pairing is a match made in heaven except for one problem that had most everyone leaving the movie at test screenings around Los Angeles talking: In the video game, Croft's breast size is exaggerated. To approximate the look, the film makers put Jolie in a bra that, in essence, became its own special effect.
"I'll make it real simple," she said. "I'm a 36-C. In the game, she's a double-D. In the movie, she's a D. We split the difference ... (the movie Croft) is much more athletic, and she has smaller breasts, but she's still Lara Croft, so there." Amid a room full of supposedly jaded reporters, Jolie sits silently -- rather matter-of-factly -- while they mostly turn away, scribble notes, check recorders and avoid eye contact. She has stunned them, again, but only because she gave a frank answer to question everyone had been dying to ask.
06-14-2001, 10:26 AM
Recently saw Swordfish, can't say it was a great movie, but I got to see Halle Berry so it was worth the price of admission!
06-14-2001, 07:48 PM
I agree there Kid.. I liked some of the special affects in Swordfish, but Seeing Halle naked was worth MUCH more than the $7.50 I paid to get in. Ive been waiting for this girl to get naked for A LONG TIME!
I've got the mpeg vid clip of that scene if anyone's interested i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif
06-14-2001, 11:10 PM
dj you pervert! ...you've got my email address right?
Will your mavsfanfinley.com account handle attachments? If so, I'll send it over i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif
I keep hearing how much Tomb Raider sucks..oh well I'll still see it anyways i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif Has anyone here gotten the chance to see it yet??
06-15-2001, 03:49 PM
I don't have a mavsfanfinley one. Did you see my new one?
Oh ok. I'll send it over to the one listed in your profile. The file's about 2 megs.
06-15-2001, 04:24 PM
Just got back from watching Tomb Raider. I thought it was a pretty entertaining flick but the end was a bit confusing. The action was cool and Jolie was hot, so I guess I can't really complain!
I plan on watching The Fast and the Furious tonight. I know the movie looks cheesy but I want to see it anyway! I told all my friends it would be funny if we saw it tonight (opening night) at the AMC Grand, cuz you just KNOW all the ricers (hispanic and azn alike) will be revving up and sporting their lowered Hondas outside! i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif
I can't stand riced-up cars so I laugh at every one I see on the road. I swear some azn gangster is going to kick my ass one of these days (especially when I move to Cali..since that place is the haven for rice junkies) but I just can't help it! i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif
Big Boy Laroux
06-26-2001, 11:15 AM
man, i saw the long preview for planet of the apes last night, and i was curious as to who was playing the apes (cause you can't really tell). so i looked it up today. well, the big ape is michael clarke duncan (green mile, armageddon), the main girl ape is helena bonham cater (!) and the main bad guy (the small ape) is tim roth! crazy! talk about some major makeup chair time!
just thought i'd share.
06-26-2001, 11:43 AM
Has anyone seen the movie "Blow"???
06-26-2001, 11:56 AM
yeah, blow..a good movie
Anyone know what Pootie Tang's about?
06-28-2001, 04:51 PM
Pootie Tang (2001)
Comedies, Theatrical Release
PG-13 - for sex-related material, language and drug content
Jun 29, 2001 from rottentomatoes.com
Pootie Tang is one cat who’s definitely too cool for words!
Adapted from a comedy sketch on HBO’s “The Chris Rock Show,” Pootie Tang is the ultimate super hero. A cool-walking, smooth-talking ladies’ man, Pootie is a hero and role model to all children. Everybody looks up to Pootie – except the evil Dick Lecter, CEO of LecterCorp, the company that makes cigarettes, alcohol and fast food. Can Pootie’s cool determination and strength prevail over Dick Lecter and his crew?
Paramount Pictures presents in association with MTV Films and Chris Rock Productions an Alphaville/3 Arts Production in association with HBO Downtown Productions, “Pootie Tang” starring Lance Crouther, Jennifer Coolidge, Wanda Sykes with Robert Vaughn and Chris Rock. The writer/director is Louis C.K. with producers Cotty Chubb, Chris Rock, David Gale and Ali LeRoi. Van Toffler, Sean Daniel, Michael Rotenberg and Dave Becky are executive producers. The cast also includes J.B. Smoove, Reg E. Cathey, Dave Attell, Andy Richter, and David Cross. The MPAA has rated this film PG-13 for sex-related material, language and drug content.
Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Viacom Inc., one of the world’s largest entertainment and media companies, and a leader in the production, promotion, and distribution of entertainment, news, sports, and music. -- © 2001 Paramount Pictures
Women adore him. Children idolize him. Everyone wants a piece of him. Pootie Tang (Lance Crouther) is an international crime-fighting-singing star, yet he’s often misunderstood. You see, Pootie doesn’t speak English, Spanish, German, or any recognized language for that matter. He speaks a language all his own. Call it Pootie-Speak (or Pootie-nese if you will). Now if you don’t understand him, then you’re in trouble ‘cause he is hot! He’s got Elvis’ charisma, Liberace’s wardrobe and James Brown’s vocabulary.
Moreover, Pootie dispatches criminals with the stinging power of his belt, which he wields like a Kung Fu master. No one is a match for Pootie. As the man, himself, puts it, “I’m gonna sine your pitty on the runny kine. Sipi-tai!” Come again!
Women are inextricably drawn to Pootie; none can thaw his icy-cool demeanor. Even his best lady friend, Biggie Shorty (Wanda Sykes,) has made it her life’s mission to sleep with him. To which Pootie scoffs, “Sepatown!”
Unfortunately, not everyone loves Pootie. The filth-covered drug lord Dirty Dee (Reg E. Cathey) despises him, especially since Pootie put him behind bars (where he’s forced to bathe). Dirty Dee is not alone. LecterCorp also wants to rid the world of Pootie and his do-gooder ways. Controlled by the deranged CEO Dick Lecter (Robert Vaughn), LecterCorp manufactures everything from cigarettes to switchblades to Lecter burgers. Pootie, however, preaches against these very evils in his ubiquitous Public Service Announcements, which warn children “not to smoke, don’t drink malt liquor” and “fast food burgers may taste good, but they’re bad for you.” Pootie’s popular PSAs have cut into LecterCorp’s profits. Incensed, Lecter offers Pootie twenty million dollars to endorse his products. (Pootie’s not for sale).
Undaunted, Lecter enlists the help of his girlfriend Ireenie (Jennifer Coolidge) to seduce Pootie. After a night with his trusted colleague Trucky (J.B. Smoove,) Ireenie discovers Pootie’s weakness and sets a trap for him. Normally immune to the opposite sex, Pootie falls for Ireenie like a ton of bricks. Using her feminine wiles and some funky smelling candles, Ireenie renders Pootie helpless. Under her spell, he signs a contract giving LecterCorp exclusive rights to use his image on all of its products. Worse, she takes his magical belt. Robbed of his dignity and altruistic image, Pootie flees the city for a self-imposed exile in the countryside.
Will Pootie triumph over the forces of evil? Will he ever recapture his belt? Only Pootie knows!
From the comedy laboratory of HBO’s Emmy Award winning “The Chris Rock Show” a unique new hero is born. The brainchild of staff writer Louis C.K., Pootie’s first appearance was preceded by the usual staff discussions.
“Louis comes into my office with a script and asks, ‘Can you play this guy?’ because that’s how we do it on the show,” says Lance Crouther, who plays Pootie. “We walk into each other’s offices and say, ‘Can you play that?’ He just came up with this bizarre, strange character. Louis is really good at creating great characters – I just read what the character is.”
“Pootie has invented a language and everybody seems to understand,” explains Louis C.K. of Pootie’s lingo. “That’s the source of it. That’s how the character came into existence.”
Costume designer Amanda Sanders created the bizarre look and dress for the character, facilitating writer/comedian Lance Crouther’s complete transformation into the new superstar. “I’m a T-shirt and jeans guy and they wanted me to expose my body,” Crouther says modestly. “I’m like, aw geez, I never get naked in front of my wife!”
Co-star/producer Chris Rock sees it in a slightly different, but complimentary way. “Lance has always looked strange. Not weird in a bad way… you just don’t see people like Lance. That’s how Pootie Tang’s supposed to look… like Lance. There’s no crazy makeup. We don’t do anything to his hair. We just put some shades and weird clothes on him.”
When Louis C.K. and Lance Crouther first took the character to Chris Rock, they received a firm go-ahead. “He loves off-the-wall, left field stuff,” says C.K. “He does his own brand of straightforward, insightful material, so he really appreciates other kinds of comedy.”
“It’s all Louis’ idea,” says Rock proudly of his show’s writer. “I’m reading it and I’m like, ‘Boy, this is weird. We gave it a shot and it took off from there.”
Crouther explains the initial trepidation following Pootie’s debut this way: “I think people were really concerned it wouldn’t work. We figured we’d do it once and that would be the end of it, which would keep to the show’s policy of never repeating a sketch character.
“Chris and I started a conversation (on the show) and little by little you realize I’m not speaking in a normal way. But Chris never comments on that. And the audience just loved that. I mean, they just got the joke,” recalls Crouther.
“Everybody on the show – and I mean everybody: the executives at HBO – they’re baffled,” continues Crouther. “They don’t know what this thing is. They don’t understand. ‘Well, what is he saying? What’s the language?’”
Who could have envisioned the genesis of a future motion picture?
But after one appearance Rock knew they had something. “People started e-mailing and talking about it on the radio,” he says. “We were driving to some concert and suddenly we hear on the radio ‘Now, shout out to Pootie Tang.’”
Says David Gale, producer and senior vice president of MTV Films, “We at MTV Films are always looking to break the mold and surprise people with irreverent and unique movies. When Chris brought us the project, we knew right away that it was unlike anything Hollywood ever put out before. It is great fun and totally original.”
Soon Pootie became a staple of the show in star-driven appearances: a singer promoting a video, an author hawking a book, a candidate running for Congress.
Pootie’s momentum peaked in a hilarious spoof of the E! True Hollywood Story. The sketch depicted Pootie as a classic man-overcoming-his-own-vices to become a star, with cameos from Academy Award® winner Gwyneth Paltrow and Suzanne Somers as women falling prey to his charms.
“By the time we did the E! True Hollywood Story, HBO was demanding we put on Pootie Tang,” says C.K. “Okay, if we’re going to do that, it might as well be a big production.”
Thus, the stage was set for something bigger in the life of Pootie Tang, and the gang at “The Chris Rock Show” was elated. “When I heard Pootie Tang was available, I said to Louis, ‘Pootie’s available,’” says Rock, tongue-in-cheek. “So Louis wrote the script. We brought it to Pootie and he liked it. Once the studio learned Pootie wanted to do a movie, they were just too happy.”
A feature motion picture became a perfect platform for the nest of talent at the acclaimed “The Chris Rock Show,” whose members have known each other since their early days in sketch comedy and stand-up. Lance Crouther and others were members of the Mary Wong performance troupe, known for its absurd brand of comedy that kept audiences off-balance and on their toes. They eventually became the opening act for Rock’s stand-up tour, forming an enduring mutual respect.
“Chris has an insightful style of comedy,” explains Crouther. “He’s a genius who sees through things – breaks them down so they make sense and you ask, ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’”
“We were writers and comics,” continues Crouther, “who thought, ‘Here’s the box. Let’s get out of it.’ Eventually he hired a couple of us for the TV series. He wanted stuff that fit him, but also wanted us to come in with things that were left-of-center.”
As shepherd of the flock, Rock is more than happy to see his talent roster in the spotlight. “Yeah, it’s a good feeling to see everybody spread their wings,” he says. “These guys are really talented. I see Louis directing. I see Lance starring in this movie. I see Wanda. These are my peers. They’re branching out; we’re all doing our thing. It’s great.”
Tackling a full length feature film was a large undertaking compared with the demands of a five minute, one character TV sketch.
With so much talent in front of, and behind the camera, collaboration was important. For producer Caldecot Chubb, the pursuit of “the joke” on film can be quite challenging. Happily, his partners proved adept at their quest.
“Chris sets a pretty high standard for what’s funny,” says Chubb. “He presses Louis on occasion, at least in the writing phase. ‘There’s a better joke in here,’ he’ll say. Oftentimes - a day or two later - that better joke emerges.”
Even though he is a producer, Rock sees a role reversal. “I work for Louis right now,” he says with a laugh. “Whenever you’re doing a movie, you work for the director.”
Regarding the film’s star, Lance Crouther, producer Chubb is equally impressed at the transition the writer/comedian has made to a complete screen actor. “What Lance is doing is amazing. He’s a writer and stand-up comedian who, for an accident of casting, became Pootie Tang. We’ve stripped away the thing he most relied on: language. He’s turned himself into a silent comedian, a physical comedian. There’s a fifteen minute section of the movie in which Pootie escapes to the countryside; I don’t think he has six lines. Language was always this guy’s tool of the trade; watching him find expression in his body was just great.”
Strong celluloid heroes require an effective bad guy. “Pootie Tang” delivers a bonus of two distinctive villains.
Screen veteran Robert Vaughn (“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”) plays corporate titan Dick Lecter, who, lacking a conscience, will sell anything to the public - especially children.
While Lecter battles Pootie in the corporate world, the filthy Dirty Dee (Reg E. Cathey) fights him in the streets. It’s hard to tell whether Dirty Dee commits more crimes against society, or against cleanliness, as everything he wears or owns is covered in grime.
“I’d rather think of Dirty Dee as close to the earth,” says Cathey with a laugh. “He’s into the soil. Kind of organic. He wears this wonderful white suit and white fur coat, all covered with filth. He likes to be dirty.”
For a producer, bringing all the elements together can be challenging and satisfying. “You’ve got to have fun while you’re shooting,” says Rock. “Before working with someone, I look at his talent. Then I look at his ability to behave himself for three months. I’ve got to work with nice people or else I won’t do it.”
“I love shooting in New York,” he says. “I did my show and ‘Saturday Night Live’ in New York. It’s weird shooting in the old neighborhoods. Some cool people come by. Some crazy people come by. You know. A nice balance between cool people and crazy people.”
For producer Chubb, the shoot was equally enjoyable. “The actors were lovely to work with. There was no ego. They were there for the picture. There was a vibe on set that we were lucky to have.” -- © 2001 Paramount Pictures
06-28-2001, 04:56 PM
Louis C. K.
Louis C. K.
Whoooh Andy Richter! i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif
06-28-2001, 10:45 PM
06-28-2001, 11:09 PM
Uh...could anyone post the script?
07-13-2001, 02:31 PM
anyone gonna check out legally blonde?
reese witherspoon is greatness as well..probably my favorite young actress
My gf really wants to see it. I told her we have to see Scary Movie 2 first though i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif
07-13-2001, 02:36 PM
Dude, I watched a movie the other day i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif . Cast Away, it was pretty good.
07-13-2001, 02:43 PM
i saw the first scary movie...
it didn't suck as bad as the nutty professor 2 or that other dumb ass movie ... big mamma's house..but it sucked pretty bad
you'd have to pay me to go see scary movie 2
07-13-2001, 02:52 PM
Well don't see baby boy!!! I saw that lastnight and it was NOT worth the price of admission!!!!
07-13-2001, 02:53 PM
i was hoping that would be good...
well, i'll take your advice
Haha did you see the trailer for the new Snoop Dogg flick (Bones)? Man that shit looks hilarious (supposed to be a suspense/horror flick I think).
I laughed my ass off watching Scary Movie last year. Yea I felt five times dumber coming out of the theater, but it was fun to watch.
07-13-2001, 03:00 PM
i'm just not into most "african american" comedians...
well, i do like eddie murphy alot of times...but not in dr dolittle or the nutty professor..and chris rock is pretty good
Check out the Spiderman teaser (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/movie-10000155/multimedia.php) over at Rotten Tomatoes if you haven't already. I think it looks pretty cool but Spiderman looks incredibly fake (cgi obviously) in those shots.
07-13-2001, 07:13 PM
you like the rottentomatoes site dj?
07-14-2001, 12:39 AM
Chris Rock is the funniest! Now that you mention it Murph...I am into most African American comedies. The Kings of Comedy is one of the funniest movies ever.
07-14-2001, 09:53 AM
well, actually..if you want to go back 20-30 years, then yeah..i'd agree..
i'm just talking about today's african american comedians..i just don't like them that much in general
Yea I'm starting to really like that site. I don't really keep up-to-date on the entertainment industry so that site's a pretty good resource.
07-24-2001, 04:34 PM
just bumping this site up for all of the lord of the rings fans so that they can check out the movie
11-25-2001, 01:53 PM
Less than one month until the Lord of the Rings comes out...
anyone else seen the previews and just blown away by it?
it's expected to make over a billion dollars worldwide
the most popular fictional book of the 20th century comes to life in theatres around the world.
i can't wait
11-25-2001, 01:54 PM
11-27-2001, 04:47 PM
what a Christmas present..the Lord of the Rings..this will be the best Christmas ever
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