I don't know, Rodriguez's toe looks pretty lonely under all that denim fray.
Anyone who says "meet-cute" deserves to behold the flimsy veneer between their pitiful attempts at self-actualization and the crushing reality of nothingness. That and a punch in the face.
Eddie Vedder? Who fucking cares? Eddie Vedder is a no-talent ass clown. He doesn't sing songs, he murders them.
It doesn't matter what Rodriguez wears. She's still the hottest thing around.
You know what's REALLY funny?
Apparently, there's already a bit torrent version of "Battle In Seattle" floating around the Internet (Google "battle in seattle bit torrent" - the spam filter seems to be preventing me from posting a link) -
- but nobody seems terribly interested in downloading it.
In other words, they can't get people to even steal this movie.
World Trade Center was better as far as recent history fiction goes, and thats saying something. The only redeeming part of the movie was the stock footage. Had they just stuck to that and not tried to ham in every hollywood stereotype form a magic negro to the strong yet man needing woman, it would have been watchable.
Though I have to say, watching the pregnant woman get whacked randomly in the stomach made me laugh quite a bit. I wasn't really sure they would go there, but go there they did.
If I spent six years of my life making that, I would probably find a new career, or just kill myself.
The best thing ever said about John Curley was actually yelled at him as he rode by in a parade: "HEY CURLEY - YOU SUCK!!"
Only Andre Benjamin can make white socks with Hush Puppies look good.
John Curley? GOD that is one ugly OLD gas bag. And what makes him really sad: he thinks he is so damn cool. Pathetic, and he is aging worse than that blonde old bimbo who does the news on King 5, Jean Enerson?
Yeah, #8 is totally right!!
The Q&A session after that supremely mediocre movie made me want to puke my face off.
Do you think Stuart Townsend actually bothered to ask one motherfucker who was there what their experience was like? That was one of the best weekends of my life--I remember being on Pine next to the paramount with the Droids banging their shields in unison, tear gas, helicopters circling above and someone brilliant and fantastic played Jimi Hendrix's National Anthem on a loud speaker out of the round circular building...it was the MOST amazing visual imagery I have ever seen in my life and I know this movie will f u c k i t u p.....
Andre went to the Cinerama tonight to see Indy.
Saw the movie tonight and I'd give it one star out of five. It was horrid. I fell asleep twice.... There was so much wrong with the movie it is almost impossible to find anything right.
What I have been cherishing for years since my involvement with N30, was how the whole thing was so spontaneous, how all these different groups with different reasons to join the march and protests somehow all came together in a way that had never happened before, and will never happen again…. Labor, several different environmental groups, doctors, lawyers, lesbians, indy media from around the world…they all had something to say, or an issue with the WTO and where they started out separately that day, they all ended up together (cuffed in a Metro Bus - lol…)
That diversity was never even hinted at in the flick and that killed it for me…as did the cheesy police uniforms with the paper “Police” emblem taped to the jackets…and the Vancouver B.C. scenery…and the piss-poor portrayal of the police and the mayor…
It was just plain bad!
i fucking love michelle. since i was little little and tried to get my gf at the time to acknowledge she was a gay after seeing girlfight. i don't care how crazy the mags make her out to be. would get down in a hot minute.
Ditto to what @14 said-- It was such a moving event, there's no way a bunch of Hollywood schmucks could make it "real".
Michelle Rodriguez's enthusiasm for the movie can surmised from the effort she put into her outfit.
I didn't know people actually cared about celebrities anymore.
Michelle was a goof ball in the Q&A with indecipherable comments punctuated by a weird laugh. But could anyone have been LESS interested in the whole thing than Charlize? Whose only comment in the Q&A - re why she decided to be in the film - was that she slept with Townsend? Well, DUH - on both counts. And then told fans to quit taking pictures of her in the VIP area of the tent. Please.
Lindy says that celebs are boring and then goes on to contradict that point by showing keen interest in celebs and snapping pictures.
They gave Locke an accent? That's appalling. Did Andre Benjamin eat some watermelon?
What was up with NO FREE DRINKS at the party? There's always free booze! It justifies the cost of the ticket! SIFF has clearly jumped the shark...
The movie wasn't that bad. No, it wasn't that great, but it wasn't that bad. Esp in comparison to other SIFF opening nights.
i think people on slog are afraid of not bashing anything.
It's true, they have had free drinkies at every Siff opening and gala and party I've attended. And last night's party was dull as a result. Once people figured out there were no free drinks they fled.
$200 and no free drinks?! Suckers. Attendees got what they deserved. But, I went and saw Indiana Jones 4 last night and probably didn't get off any better (although I saved $190 bucks)
If you paid $200 you did get free drinks, and more stuff. The regular ticket goers ($50), who always got free drinks before, did not get freebees. And "regular" VIPs who hadn't paid for the upgrade only got 2 free drinks.
If I'd actually paid for my ticket (part of a company sponsorship package), I'd have been even more pissed off at the no free drinks. Spending $50 on that movie and then having to pay over the odds for drinks? Lame.
And @21, he didn't eat watermelon, but his reason for wanting to save sea turtles was a folk tale about turtles his grandfather told him.
Ironic... Power to the people down with capitalism protest movie followed by parties segregated by ticket price.
And yeah, the movie and the parties pretty much sucked. (But everyone got Fennel Salt!)
@21 & @27
And he showed up dressed like a share cropper just our of the field...
Plus, he referred to himself in the third person all the damn time and he kept trying to get white people to lighten up.
My perception from both the film, the Q&A, and meeting the actors and director afterwards in the VIP tent was as follows:
1) any scene (other than when she got beat up) involving Charlize Theron suffered from casting couch syndrome - she, quite frankly, sucked big time - sleeping with the director shouldn't mean you phone it in.
2) having lived in both cities and been on both sides of the riots (and other ones), it was pretty obvious which parts were Vancouver, but I thought most people who haven't lived in both cities wouldn't be able to tell.
3) Michelle Rodriguez is very popular with audiences and Charlize less so - probably because Michelle can act.
4) Michelle R is thinner than you think and way petite - Charlize is even thinner (FEED ME) and you wonder if a strong wind will blow her away.
5) The men did pretty good jobs, and had moments when they shone - the rapper was the best of them all, he made it work as a movie.
6) While they changed things, it was about as close as any film every gets to reality, even if people were way better looking and way better dressed - did they go to Gap 4 Protestors?
Overall, good film, good music score, Charlize sucked, Woody H started slow but got better, rapper guy totally stole the show, but WATCH THIS MOVIE!
@11 and @15 are right. The questions at the Q&A were the lamest I've ever heard, and the answers basically sucked wind. In person, Andre Benjamin was the best cast member, very friendly and outgoing, whereas Charlize ... well, let's just say take witch and replace the w with a b ... actually the $200 level you got quite a bit more, but Platinum Pass you got 2 free drinks and 2 VIP entrances and way way way better food (but not the cool soup).
re: John Curley
have you read his bio?
what's going on?
Holy a$$crackers! No open bar at the gala? Bad call, SIFF. Bad call. In general, I've noticed the galas going downhill over the last few years. The Donnie Darko gala was amazing, with booze flowing freely, moviestars mingling about the crowd and I guess even Gary Jules showed up to sing later on. Holy crap I got lit. Good times. Too bad things have changed. Did Pyramid and Bombay Sapphire pull their sponsorship, or just "scale back"?
@34 Yes, the Donnie Darko gala was truly primo. A night to go down in history... I remember looking in the VIP room and it was empty because all the VIPs were out w/everybody else. Bombay was still on sale last night ($7). Previously, you just tipped the bartenders nicely and they gave a strong pour. Agree about decline in the galas as well.
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