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    Sympathy for Lady Vengeance is better than most other 2006 releases. That may be so. But I don't agree that it's better than Babel by any stretch of the imagination.

    I don't think it's pathetic that Little Miss Sunshine is up for Best Picture, but I do agree with you in a way. I like the film, don't get me wrong. how can you not? Unless you have no heart. But to be up for Best Picture over a film like Children of Men. c'mon! I'm actually more annoyed that Iwo Jima is up there.

    I'm with School on "The Fountain". Though it's not in my top 5 of the year I still thought it was a good film that deserves some acknowledgment. Particularly in the art department. And I agree Hugh Jackman was fantastic in the film.

    One more remark on The New World. It would've been a much better film if they didn't cast Colin Farrel.

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    What is Jesus Camp?
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    Internet.

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    MOZABILLY54 I'M SO GLAD YOU ASKED.

    Jesus Camp is a documentary about the "Kids On Fire" summer camp, located just outside Devils Lake, North Dakota and run by Becky Fischer and her ministry, Kids in Ministry International. The film focuses on three children who attended the camp in the summer of 2005--Levi, Rachael, and Victoria (Tory). The film cuts between footage of the camp and a children's prayer conference held just prior to the camp at Christ Triumphant Church, a large charismatic church in Lee's Summit, Missouri; a suburb of Kansas City.

    All three children, despite their youth, are very devout charismatic Christians. Levi, who has ambitions of being a pastor, has already preached several sermons at his suburban Kansas City church. Early in the film, he is watching a cartoon that preaches that Earth is 6,000 years old. He is homeschooled, and learns physical science from a book that attempts to reconcile the creationist account with scientific principles. He preaches a sermon at the camp in which he declares that his generation is a key to Jesus's coming back. Rachael is seen approaching a woman and offering her a Christian tract and telling her that God has a special plan for her. She is disdainful of non-charismatic churches, feeling that they aren't "churches that God likes to go to." Tory frequently dances to Christian heavy metal music, and feels uncomfortable about "dancing for the flesh."

    At the camp, Fischer stresses the need for children to purify themselves in order to be used by God. She strongly believes that children need to be in the forefront of turning America back to conservative Christian values.

    In one scene shot at Christ Triumphant Church, Lou Engle, the chief "prophet" for Harvest International Ministries (the "apostolic network" with which both the church and Fischer's ministry are affiliated--an affiliation not advertised in the film) preaches a message urging children to join the fight to end abortion. He prays for George W. Bush to have the strength to appoint "righteous judges" who will overturn Roe v. Wade. By the end of the sermon, the children are chanting, "Righteous judges! Righteous judges!" In another, a woman brings a cutout of Bush to the front of the church, and has the children stretch their hands toward him. (Some press accounts erroneously suggested that the children were "worshipping" the president, but they were actually praying for him. This practice is a derivative of laying hands on someone, which is a very common practice in Pentecostal and charismatic churches.)

    There is also a scene at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where Levi and his family go on vacation to hear its renowned pastor, Ted Haggard. Some months after the release of the film, Haggard later became embroiled in a high-profile scandal involving homosexual prostitution and methamphetamine use.
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    MOZABILLY54 I'M SO GLAD YOU ASKED.


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    The Illusionist is very, very good, and it's available to rent now too.
    a co-worker lent this to me and i watched it last night. i actually liked it. my roommates were shocked because i have this thing against magicians (who learns the art of deception for good, HONESTLY!??!?!).

    anyways, it was entertaining, and the ending surprised me. paul giamatti was good as always. i really like him and i'm glad he's getting more roles these past few years.
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    I want to see Jesus Camp. I hope we rent it this weekend.

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    Ivy, totally agree with you about Giamatti. One of the better character actors out there. Glad he is getting his due.

    Finally saw "An Inconvenient Truth" over the weekend. Very well done. A must see.

    Jesus Camp scares the bejezzus out of me...

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    Giamatti's accent in The Illusionist was horrible. I was embarrassed every time he opened his mouth.

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    Worst movie accent of all time? Kevin Costner in "Robin Hood...Prince of Thieves." That was horrible...

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    i rather watch dawn of the dead instead of jesus camp...its scary!

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    i don't know that accent very well, so i didn't really notice.

    worst accent for me was hilary swank's attempt at an irish accent for one scene in the black dhalia. or halle berry's ever changing accent in the x-men series.
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    Good call. Another one was Tom Cruise doing Irish in "Far and Away".

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    Quote Originally Posted by downingthief View Post
    Worst movie accent of all time? Kevin Costner in "Robin Hood...Prince of Thieves." That was horrible...
    That wasn't even Costner's worst accent, although he is the undisputed king of mangling dialects.

    Costner's Beantown brogue in "Thirteen Days" makes his "Prince of Thieves" work look like Streep.

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    MAAAAATTT DAAAAMONNN!!

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    Ted Haggerty's acting debut in Jesus Camp was amazing!

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    Giamatti's best role is still as Pig Vomit in Private Parts.

    I just saw Beer League with Artie Lange and Ralph Macchio. I thought it was a very funny movie with some excellent one liners and a super accurate depiction of the guidos in New Jersey. I was also pleasantly surprised to see that Ralph Macchio wasnt THAT bad of an actor.
    I am going to get so blown to Cypress Hill while they play.

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    fuck yes im so going to see this movie like 2 times....


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    you're gabe's movie boyfriend pillow
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    Thanks for that post J~$$$

    It's nice to finally be excited about Gregg Araki's work. What a fun looking follow up to Mysterious Skin. I love Anna Faris.

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    Ok, I finally saw Little Miss Sunshine last night...It was good, but best picture good? Not so sure on that. The porn/cop scene was priceless, though...

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    It's a classic Best Picture contender - not quite deserving, not as good as its supporters claim, but also definitely not as bad as its biggest haters make it out to be.

    I liked "Little Miss Sunshine" a lot. I believed in what it was doing. I enjoyed it and appreciated it. I admit that I'm a little fatigued at the idea that it's going to be crowned the best movie of the year, but I think it's very good nevertheless.

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    If by very good you mean entirely average I'm right there with you buddy. That Araki trailer makes me want to slap the living fuck out of Anna Faris until she closes her stupid oblong mouth.

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    If by very good you mean entirely average I'm right there with you buddy. That Araki trailer makes me want to slap the living fuck out of Anna Faris until she closes her stupid oblong mouth.
    Who said very good? It's funny what you say about Anna Faris, but she cracked me up in "just friends". I agree it will probably be as average as films like Half Baked & Waiting, but still should be fun.

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    I saw Smoking Aces and Marie Antoinette last night.

    Smoking Aces let me down. It looked like it would be a fast-paced, energetic and, at times, humorous flick about hitmen. To a certain extent, this was true. Some of the movie had me laughing, and the energy built throughout a majority of the film. However, the plot was, I felt, really under-developed. Basically, let's kill this guy and watch it get fucked up. And the ending deflated the whole movie.

    I liked Marie Antoinette. It made little effort to diguise itself as a period piece, and instead showed how insulated and cut-off the French aristocracy were during their fall, likening them to rich fashionista of today. I loved the cinematography, and thought that Schwartzman was great for Louis XVI. Give it a chance, it was good.
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    I watched Snatch last night and I love that movie. Fucking pikers.

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    Snatch is one of those flicks I can watch over and over again!

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    Snatch is a great film.
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    I would NOT recommend seeing Perfume. It looks much better than it is.

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    WHOA WHOA WHOA there are Mogwai songs in Miami Vice??!?
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