Michael Paul Cote | June 10, 2005
Scott opened the door for this in Welcome to the Jungle, I opened my mouth (so to speak) and was called on it, so here goes:

Pink Floyd's "The Wall" - The music and visuals clash in an attempt to steal the viewers focus. At last glance, it was a toss up.

Amy Austin | June 10, 2005
Hehehehehe... I'll never forget how I saw "The Wall"!

My dad rented it for the three of us to watch (him, me, and my sister -- this was right after my folks divorced, and Kerry & I lived with him in an apartment). I was about 11 or 12 -- in the 7th grade. Which puts Kerry at about 8, in the 2nd grade. I know that we were alternately mesmerized and grossed out the whole time -- all three of us. At the end of it, I told my sister that I couldn't believe our father had allowed us to watch that, and she nodded in agreement. I think I may have even said as much in front of him, because he was like, "That wasn't what I was expecting..." Which made me think, "C'mon, Daddy... you grew up in the 60s & 70s -- what the hell did you expect of Pink Floyd???" I think it was one of those adolescent epiphany moments where you start to realize that your folks are only human... that they're just regular people, too... and you might just know more/better than they do... ;-DDDDD

Scott Hardie | June 12, 2005
Before I get into this discussion, can I just take a moment to rock under my desk in the fetal position at the announcement of the forthcoming movie "Meet the Little Focker"?

. . .

There. Now I'm ready.

I intentionally rent a few bad movies each year just to remember what they're like, and besides, I enjoy hunting for something to call the worst film of the year in my annual round-up. (I should probably give up the practice: None of the five movies I have dubbed the worst of the year did I walk into with any inkling that they were going to be so horrible, and it's already looking like that's going to happen again this year.) So, I already have some experience writing about bad movies, but Steve West is probably the only person who reads my pans looking for rental ideas. Let's see if I can talk anyone into seeing some terrible movies:

"Stitch! The Movie" – Parents: Why make your kids wait twenty years for someone like George Lucas or Ron Howard to ruin their cherished childhood memories, when Disney's garbage direct-to-video sequels get the painful disillusionment over with today?

"Man on the Moon" – Jim Carrey has to go out of his way to be boring. When cast in the dream role of Andy Kaufman, it took every ounce of his superhuman comedic talent not to be interesting, but he pulled it off with aplomb!

"The Blair Witch Project" – It's every bit the quality film you'd expect from three kids running around in the woods with a camcorder and no script!

"Super Troopers" – If you've ever suspected that highway patrol officers and/or the people of Vermont were actually dim-witted yokels ekeing out a meager existence in a world that confused and disturbed them, here's a safe way to study their species from the sanity of your own living room.

"The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc" – Just like the canceled CBS drama, but with sword fights!

"Alone in the Dark" – If your spouse refuses to watch movies based on video games, don't worry: This one may as well have been based on elephant dung.

"Aladdin" – Do you doubt the wisdom of casting agents? It was only through their last-minute intervention that Gilbert Gottfried wound up voicing the villain's parrot rather than the main character.

"End of Days" – Watching it, you'll be filled with warm memories of Schwarzenegger's halfway-decent earlier movies, wondering why this one couldn't muster the bare-minimum entertainment standards they could.

"Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" – Can't remember seeing this movie? Just like childbirth, it causes your brain to release hormones that help you forget just how agonizingly painful it was, in case you find yourself going through the experience again.

Erik Bates | June 13, 2005
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Michael Paul Cote | June 13, 2005
Being from Vermont, I could actually relate to some of the bits in the movie

Jackie Mason | June 14, 2005
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Michael Paul Cote | June 14, 2005
I don't know maybe I have a sophmoric sense of humor, but I liked "Animal House - the Next Generation". I especially liked the fact that Van Wilder's father was one of the main culprits in the original. Besides, is there anyone that doesn't know someone that took the looooonnnngg road to a college education?

John E Gunter | June 14, 2005
[quote]I don't know maybe I have a sophmoric sense of humor...[/quote]

But that's why we like you so much Mike! ;-)

Don't feet bad about Super Troopers Erik, I like Aladdin so much that I have the DVD!

John

Jackie Mason | June 15, 2005
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