Title Comment Comment Date Comment Link
Die Another Day - Start of a Downward Trend

As for a downward trend, the Bond films started going downhill right after Live and Let Die, so unfortunately we're witnessess to the death rattle. However, Ms. Spears' potential appearance as a Bond girl will be but another nail hammered into the coffin, as long as EON Productions still insist on incoherent plots and an overreliance on CGI and FX.

Oh, who the hell am I kidding: of course they'll hire Britney for the next Bond film. Even though her career looks like it's taking a nosedive, she still sells tickets. And Bond films don't have quite the appeal on younger audiences as they once have. Even though it's a bad marriage (something not to be mentioned around Britney these days), it's a marriage none the less, one that might get each side what they want.

2/3/2004 View
Academy Awards Trivia Game

Wait a sec, I just realized Marlee Matlin is the wrong answer for #31. If I'm not mistaken, didn't Jane Wyman win for "Johnny Belinda"?

1/28/2004 View
Academy Awards Trivia Game

Okay, I'm going to take a stab at this:
22 is Benicio Del Toro, Traffic
31 is Marlee Matlin, Children of a Lesser God
41 is Sophia Loren, Two Women

Tough trivia. Great job, AJ!

1/28/2004 View
Movies seen in 2004

Actually, your review is quite good. Being that my parents are both from Argentina (I was born in NYC), I was able to absorb much of the colorful slang and banter between Ricardo Darin and Gaston Pauls - the translators do a terrific job, but it's so much funnier if you can speak their lingo.

1/23/2004 View
Your Proudest Under-Rated Listology Contribution?

I was, and still am, quite surprise that Future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees I'd Like To See didn't get as much discussion as I thought it would. LBangs did drop in his well-worth two cents, but I would have liked to have seen more Listologists suggest who should and shouldn't make the R&RHOF in the future.

1/23/2004 View
In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast, but which side of the OutKast?

Actually, I guess I should clarify my declaration of Speakerboxxx/The Love Below being the best double album since The White Album. I find the most striking similarity between both albums in the sense that there's very little, if any, collaboration between Big Boi and Andre in that album, just as John, Paul, George and Ringo collaborated infrequently on The White Album, yet both double albums are credited as a group effort.

1/23/2004 View
Movies seen in 2004

I'd love to see your review of Nine Queens/Nueve Reinas. I got such a huge kick out of it. It's even better if you speak spanish, like I do, but that's not to say the translation of the film isn't first rate, because it certainly is.

1/23/2004 View
In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast, but which side of the OutKast?

This is a tough one, because choosing between Big Boi and Andre 3000 is so unfair to each other. Big Boi is really one of the best rappers in the business, and he doesn't get quite the press or acclaim that Jay-Z or that damned 50 Cent get. His delivery is ultra-smooth, and upon further re-listening, it's clear his main influence is Rakim. On the other hand...hoo boy! Andre is the mad genius. I mean, how many hip-hop stars will declare the one person they want to work with next is Kate Bush? Kate Bush! So, I guess I'm an Andre 3000 fan, but Speakerboxxx/The Love Below for me personally is the best double album since The Beatles (The White Album). Ironic, since both doubles are examples of the least grouplike effort from each artist to be put on record.

1/23/2004 View
Your Proudest Listology Contribution?

Great idea, Jim! For me, it's a tie between A Critical Overview of the James Bond Series, With Comments, and the current series I'm working on, Seen in January 2004, which needless to say will be ongoing with each passing month. They're my personal favorites since I've recently embraced advice a friend and fellow freelance writer suggested, and that is writing reviews, daily or weekly, is an excellent writing exercise. I'm extremely happy with what I've posted on those two I mentioned before, and what makes me happiest is my writing style and personality seems to be coming through.

This was fun for me. Hope you like it!

PS - Can I also suggest discussing the one contribution you're least proud of, or the one that makes you cringe and wretch violently?

1/23/2004 View
Your Proudest Listology Contribution?

Hmm...don't know why I thought you had written that.

By the way, I think variations on your name would make an interesting list here, no?

1/23/2004 View
Your Proudest Listology Contribution?

I shall have my revenge on you, lbangs you freakin' plagiarist!

Just kidding. Thank you both, Jim and Banger (you don't mind me calling you "Banger", do you?) for your wonderful words. I recall you (lbangs, that is) writing something about the greatest rock musicians, from A to Z. I tried looking for it under your profile, but I couldn't find it. Anyway, your eloquently-written explainations for each great artist of the alphabet was an inspiration for me to be just as eloquent with my posting...wait, what was that about me calling you a plagiarist?

Hey, I'm glad you like my January '04 movie reviews. I've got a bunch of terrific films on queue to watch, and since the Super Bowl's not on for another week (and I don't have to worry about my Panthers just yet), I won't be as distracted either.

1/23/2004 View
Movies seen in 2004 (Part 1)

I liked your review of Paycheck, but I'm begining to find Hollywood's insistence on mining Philip K. Dick's work very distressing. His books are well worth reading, but the film version lack the dark humor and anti-technology message he was known for. Oh well.

1/21/2004 View
MEDIA: DVD: TV: TV Series That I'd Like To See Released on DVD

Nah, I just thought I'd add to the irkedness that seemed to be pervading the most recent posts in this forum.

1/21/2004 View
MEDIA: DVD: TV: TV Series That I'd Like To See Released on DVD

Just this list. Nothing more, nothing less.

1/21/2004 View
Listology's Top Ten Films of 2003 - Phase 1

I'll ask my sister; I'm sure she'll know when The Wire's coming out on DVD.

1/20/2004 View