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Hopelessly devoted to brunettes : my choice of the top 10 dark-haired females you can currently see or have recently seen on a tv screen near you

that's a terrific idea... I wish I knew how to do that

2/9/2005 View
Films seen in 2005

I would most definitely not qualify In The Mouth of Madness as disappointing... I found that movie well-thought, written and played... the references to the horror book craze added to the atmosphere... the only weakness in my view would be that the places and events depicted in the movie are supposed to allude to Stephen King's works when it's actually much more of a nod to the classic Chtulhu tales of HP Lovecraft

2/9/2005 View
CC00054: Tom Petty

I don't think what you did is much nerdier than simply favourite lists but all I can say after having seen your list is that I disagree a lot with those critics... on the other hand I know I am too much of a fan and I could never even dream of being objective about Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers...

2/9/2005 View
Overrated Films (according to me)

Of course... and the whole point is that there can't be one best ever movie who would stand out above the rest without a doubt... so I guess any movie dubbed "the best ever" automatically becomes overrated.

2/8/2005 View
Even the brunettes get lucky sometimes : an authoritative rated list of albums by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

uh ? anything that's rock and roll was a song out of the first album only released as a single in the United Kingdom... this is the single that prompted thez british rock press (New Musical Express and Melody Maker mainly) to coin the phrase "New Wave" to describe TP&Hb's brand of Rock 'n' roll... ok, what did you try to express by saying "Anything that's rock'n'roll" ? I have to point out that you americans have the luck of having Tom Petty 24/7 but we europeans have to fight to get him noticed over here... :)

2/8/2005 View
Collection: 33 Masterpieces

thanks for these explanations and enjoy Barry Lyndon... but don't be surprised if you find it slow and contemplative... once again, Kubrick's strengths here is his masterful mix of camera directing, photography, lights and music... I usually compare Barry Lyndon as watching moving paintings telling a story... so yes, it won't have you on the edge of your seat or jumping at surprises but hopefully you may find it gripping and simply stunning in its beauty and aesthetics

2/7/2005 View
Collection: 33 Masterpieces

Just wondering... how do you manage to list The Shining as Kubrick's only movie here ? I would definitely consider A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and Barry Lyndon as better than The Shining though there is no doubt that it is a great movie, very enjoyable for the acting, the photography (duh, we're talking about Kubrick movies) and the sound/musical atmosphere (duh again) but it cannot be considered on the same level as some other Kubrick's works

2/7/2005 View
Overrated Films (according to me)

I will, at first read, agree with Pulp Fiction, Titanic and Gladiator as having received many more awards than they should have but we have to keep in mind that we can't in 2005 look at a movie from the 1940's or 1950's and expect to objectively understand why those movies reaped so much praise while some who went unnoticed in those days are now being cited as major breakthrough works of art and currently influence many filmmakers. This having been said, Citizen Kane, whether you like it or not, will always be one of the most important movies ever because it completely changed the way movies were being thought and being made... but of course, that is, as is your list, according to me :)

2/7/2005 View
0020: Four Reasons to Love Hal Hartley

I confirm that Hal Hartley has been endorsed by european movie critics for a while now... especially in France... it has to be noted that Amateur was mostly produced by french funds and that Hal's biggest award to date was Best Screenplay (Henry Fool) at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998... now, the problem is that even though his works are usually cited as referential and exemplary by critics, Flirt was his last movie to receive a fair distribution and showing in movie theaters here in Belgium... therefore I only saw Henry Fool in a "artsy" movie theater where it was shown for one day only and I wonder if I will ever see No Such Thing and The Girl from Monday

2/7/2005 View
My 10 Best Looking Actresses

I almost definitely at 100% quite completely agree with your number one... maybe you'd like to vote for Sherilyn in the most unoriginal poll I created recently... use "brunettes" as your search word and my stuff will be found :)

2/4/2005 View