Two Pieces of Garbage

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  1. Zhukov
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    I took a plane ride a few days ago, and a few days later I took another. (That whole round trip thing ya'know?)

    On these particular flights from beautiful sunny Cleveland to dreary cold Las Vegas, and back...."wait, strike that, reverse it" (BONUS: What movie was that line from? 5 points)....there were two in-flight movies:


    The first movie was "Mona Lisa Smile". This movie was god awful. Though it starred Julia Roberts, Julia Stiles, and Kirsten Dunst, there wasn't even a hint of any T & A. None, zero, zilch, nichevo.

    The story was bland, drawn out, and didn't even have a proper ending. Just another 'teacher forces students to challenge their worldview, challenges the system, and in so doing finds some questions for herself, blah blah blah' movie, but nothing new except this time is was all about women. Perhaps it's a good chick flick but I would have rather watched "Lean On Me" for the three hundreth time.

    But who knows, I was somewhat distracted by the scenery outside in addition to two articles in my Scientific America, one about innovations in super-string theory and pre-Big Bang characteristics of a karyoptic Universe and the other about lab engineered bio-circuits in viral form revolutionizing the methods of modern genetic enginerring. Chicago is a big city.

    Four thumbs down.



    The second movie was "Something's Gotta Give" with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, but after about three straight days of being awake and drunk I was a little delirious and confused. I pulled the headphones off after about 20 minutes to try and rest, but those 20 minutes definately sucked.

    3 thumbs down.
     
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    Oh, man, you didn't even mention Maggie Gyllenhal, hottest girl in the world and my future wife! That is, if Kiera Knightley says no.

    But, yeah, that looked like a big-time chick flick.
     
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    Actually that line is in 3 movies counting the 2 mentions so far. For the first you have to go back to the early 80's to late 70's.

    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. A true classic
     
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    That's the one I meant, so 5 points for you. What were the other ones?
     
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    I agree that this movie was not the greatest. However, there were a couple of scenes that had some latent lebso tendencies peeking out, which made it worth watching. But Zhukov is right, a lot of hot women but no nudity or sex of any kind. I did find it interesting, though, that Wellesey, which is now quite a liberal feminist college, was so ultra-conservative in 1954.
     
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    Agreed, Maggie Gyllenhall was the hottest chick in MLS by far! :thup:
     
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    Saw this in the theatre. You should have stuck it out despite your water and oxygen deprived brain :)

    Took a bit for the plot to develp, but once it did, it was a pretty funny movie - so not Jack that it was actually refreshing. Somewhat along the lines of that film he was in wherein he had the obsessive compulsive thing going on ahd Helen Hunt was co-star, I can never remember the name of the film.
     
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    Jeff, have you seen Secretary?
     
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    No... I think I'll have to wait until the wife's out of town, though, from what I've heard of it.
     
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    Thank you Dan for the mention of Maggie. I think she was head and shoulders better looking than the other three. :D

    I watched it with the wife and although it is a chick flick it was interesting if you could follow the story.
     

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