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Steve Scott
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From: Minneapolis, MN
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 - posted 04-01-2006 07:38 PM      Profile for Steve Scott   Email Steve Scott   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Although it wasn't the widely grinning satire I'd hope would get me really laughing, Eckhart did well at playing the egotistical Nick Naylor character flawlessly. I really laughed hard at Rob Lowe's assistant & the "all-american snack", those were worth the moderately paced drama. The allegory was also well-reserved & never got more preachy than you've already been preached at about smoking.

But Katie Holmes is not a big breasted Irish girl. Someone deserves a job change at Fox for putting her in the reporter role.

No trailers or ads at Uptown for the 12:30 show on Friday afternoon. That was a welcome change, but the dim, wandering light & dirty screen have still been overlooked by Landmark. Never kicked into SRD either, but at least it was pulled out of trailer A type [Frown]

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Jennifer Pan
THE JEN!

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From: Denver, Colorado
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 - posted 04-02-2006 03:37 PM      Profile for Jennifer Pan   Author's Homepage   Email Jennifer Pan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It was as if Katie Holmes was never in this movie... yeah, she plays a role... but she did a heck of a better job playing the chick on Dawson's Creek.

I agree that Eckhart did a pretty good job, I liked the character from the start... Something about a charismatic jerk makes things all more attractive. Adam Brody received plenty of laughs from the audience, he seems to play similar roles so I was used to it. I loved every time the "MOD Squad" meets up [Cool] it sort of added well to the main character's background.

As for the story itself, I enjoyed it. It allowed me to waste 2 hours... and it was worth it. Something people should probably wait until DVD though...

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Nathan Fettes
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 - posted 04-13-2006 01:13 AM      Profile for Nathan Fettes   Email Nathan Fettes   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Anyone else get a note about the change from reel two to three. It was prety straight forward I thought. Was this just due to that incident of the cut Katie Holmes scene?

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Aaron Sisemore
Flaming Ribs beat Reeses Peanut Butter Cups any day!

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 - posted 04-13-2006 04:17 AM      Profile for Aaron Sisemore   Email Aaron Sisemore   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Probably.

I wouldn't have cut there anyways; the fade-in after the cut to black comes up in the film left between the platter and the reel on the MUT...

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Brad Miller
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 - posted 04-13-2006 11:52 AM      Profile for Brad Miller   Author's Homepage   Email Brad Miller       Edit/Delete Post 
quote: Aaron Sisemore
I wouldn't have cut there anyways; the fade-in after the cut to black comes up in the film left between the platter and the reel on the MUT...


BUSTED!!!

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Aaron Sisemore
Flaming Ribs beat Reeses Peanut Butter Cups any day!

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 - posted 04-14-2006 04:24 AM      Profile for Aaron Sisemore   Email Aaron Sisemore   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
How so? I made the cut at the location as noted on the letter.

Or am I BUSTED for not using a platter reel? [Roll Eyes]

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Sam Graham
AKA: "The Evil Sam Graham". Wackiness ensues.

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From: Waukee, IA
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 - posted 04-16-2006 03:06 PM      Profile for Sam Graham   Author's Homepage   Email Sam Graham   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
CINEMA: Century 20 at Jordan Creek, West Des Moines, IA
AUDITORIUM: 8
PRESENTATION: Dolby Digital/THX
PRESENTATION PROBLEMS: None [Cool]
RATING: Three stars (out of four)

WARNING: Spoilers cause Lung Cancer, Heart Disease and Emphysema

The First Church of the Auditorium 12 is rolling their great big Anvil equipment case (it's bigger than a side-by-side fridge) out of the building. They sure are dressed casual for an Easter Sunday service. I mean, sure I'm in a crappy T-shirt and shorts, but I'm not going to church either.

As we enter the auditorium, Wife #1 notes the slide ad on the screen is positioned way off to the right. She also later notes that it never changes. It's just fifteen minutes of the same slide. Don't you hate it when people nitpick about the moviegoing experience like that?

The audience, numbering around 40-ish, had a good time. Lots of casual laughs. Not a terribly witty movie, but it moves along nicely and knows when to drop a laugh in. Nothing slayed anybody, but I doubt anybody hated the thing either.

Wife #1 noted as we were leaving..."Did you notice that nobody in the movie was ever actually smoking?"

Honestly, I hadn't. But I believe that's correct.

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Jeremy Jorgenson
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 - posted 04-17-2006 09:47 PM      Profile for Jeremy Jorgenson   Author's Homepage   Email Jeremy Jorgenson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I noticed that too (about nobody smoking on screen).

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Chris Hipp
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 - posted 10-05-2006 02:22 PM      Profile for Chris Hipp   Email Chris Hipp   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I would agree with the above comments that the movie is not quite as intelligent as I was hoping. I was also expecting it to be more of a comedy.

Overall though, I think it is pretty good. Interesting characters with a fair amount of character development. Rob Lowe's character was pretty interesting. I hate this dumb guy that played his assistant. I hate him almost as much as the kid from orange county, Tom Hank's son.

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