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181. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 11y

Quoting samsara2

(Interesting fact: Apparently Roald Dahl hated the original movie adaptation of the book. I wonder what he would think of this one.)

Another fact, I noticed that on the credits one of the producers is Felicity Dahl. And when I checked it turns out that she's the Roald Dahl's second wife.

182. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 11y

I just couldn't be bothered to read all posts... (10 pages goddammit - maybe some other time!) Has anyone mentioned Garden State???

It's splendid.


183. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 11y

OH, my mistake, 19 pages ...!!!

That's crazy man.


184. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 11y

Quoting samsara2

I cant put my finger on it - I did like the movie, but there was just something lacking in it for me.

I read a review somewhere that instead of making this CHARLIE's learning experience, it turned into a learning experience for WONKA instead.

I don't think I'll watch it. Much as I like Johnny Depp, I'm particularly averse to film adaptations of books I love, especially if I've read the books first. I had a very bad experience with the film adaptation of The Beach - I hated the film and I vaguely recall having read somewhere that Alex Garland himself wasn't too pleased with it.

185. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I finally saw Million Dollar Baby yesterday, and I fear I'm about the only person in the free world who didn't really like the film. It was terribly dull with one-dimensional charicatures for characters - plus it had the annoying habit of shoving bits of information down your throat instead of letting the audience connect the dots. And there were parts I just didn't believe...

Did anyone else not like the movie??

186. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I went to see it thinking it was going to be terrible (I hadnt really read any reviews on the movie beforehand), so I was pleasantly surprised with the storyline.

I enjoyed the movie, I have to say, and I liked the ending, but I take your point about the one-dimensional charicatures - that's very true!! Like, I wish FOR ONCE they would have a non-Irish priest in Hollywood movies.

187. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 11y

Oh come on, Irish priests in films are not as much of a cliché as Swedish movie characters are: always tall, blond, athletic, quiet and a bit stupid...


188. Posted by zanif (Full Member 113 posts) 11y

my favourite movies are city of god (brazil), run lola run (germany), hero (china, amores perros (mexican?) and amelie (france). i'm a sucker for international films.

189. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

my favourite movies are city of god (brazil), run lola run (germany), hero (china, amores perros (mexican?) and amelie (france). i'm a sucker for international films.

Really? Me, another one! Did you go to Mid Valley for The Holland Film Festival in May; French Film Festival in June and Aldo Japanese one also in June? I am waiting for the EUFF 2005 coming after September...(still missing the moments spending weeks in Cinema last year - EUFF 2004 - watched 14 films out of 20: like the Casomai (Italy), Spanish Apartment (Spain+France), Cozy Dens (Czech), When Brenden Mey Trudy (Ireland), Susie Washington (Austria), Mostly Martha (Germany)... IT'S LIKE FALLING IN LOVE WITH SO MANY PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD, AMAZING...

All of the above that You listed I do really love it especially Emilie...holding the garden gnome and popping around...unforgettable...But I do not really keen on's just don't get my attention.


190. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

And yesterday I watched "Bewitched" - by babe Nicole Kidman. This movie is just for entertainment (somehow a same species like "Meet the Fockers") Nicole Kidman has been trying very hard to 'alive' Samantha in the classical TV Drama series - Bewitched.

I would think I miss Jenny the Genie very very much! (and do not mention 'that' copycat Sabrina Sabrina...)

Lesson is: A classic is a classic. Do not ever try to imitate or abridge the contents, it's just make the whole thing even messy and degrading its quality and originality, that's my own thought.