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Thursday, February 28, 2002

Tuesday, February 19, 2002

Last night, I saw a film called Replicant, which stars Jean Claude Van Damme as a serial killer in which a clone is made from him so that the clone could be used to predict the killer's next moves (he plays both the killer and the clone. Er, obviously).

I watched it in my Film Symposium class because the movie's scriptwriter was there for a Q&A session. The movie never made it to the theaters (if you saw the ending, you'd know why). It's too bad, cause Van Damme actually acted well in that one. And the clone hooks up with a fine hooker later in the film too.

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down didn't get nominated for Best Picture in the 74th annual Academy Awards?? BAH!!! Haha, just kidding...it didn't deserve a Best Picture nod. But how interesting that Lord of the Rings beat out Moulin Rouge, A Beautiful Mind, In The Bedroom and Gosford Park with 13 nominations. The last time a film almost swept the Oscars in terms of nominations was Titanic (14 nominations) back in 1998. Anyways... Unfortunately, I don't think Black Hawk Down will win any Academy Awards AT ALL...since the technical categories it was nominated in will most likely give the nod to Lord of the Rings. Oh well. And who DID watch Gosford Park?? That's what I'm wondering...

Tuesday, February 5, 2002

Yesterday, in my Film Symposium class, I watched a film called Focus...starring William H. Macy and Laura Dern (both who are in Jurassic Park 3). It was pretty good film. The story's theme is about anti-Semitism in the U.S. during the World War II years. Macy and Dern play a couple who are mistaken to be Jewish--which causes Macy to be demoted from his job (he quits) and leads the couple to being harassed in their neighborhood. Pretty crazy stuff...and the ending was very interesting. Unexpected but powerful--which the ending to a film like Artificial Intelligence could've been if the last 15 minutes was cut out.
Only 99 DAYS left till the film I've been blabbering about for the past couple months comes out.

Anakin and Padme

Saturday, February 2, 2002

Very good sh*t, this is

Looks like The Fellowship of the Ring isn't the only fantasy film that has characters smokin' out.