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Tycho
01-16-2005, 05:08 PM
This one looks like it will be fun and maybe even real appropriate for this crowd.

I may be out of the mods' good graces right now for my social-theories in the Rancor Pit, but this movie's a lot about that. See, I think it just proves the point I'm not crazy with my theories no one wants to face up to the truth with.

Anyway, the movie looks to be good and poke fun at these issues in a way that's easier to convey than on a web forum.

When does "Hitch" release? Seems to be worth seeing for something not Sci-Fi / Fantasy, but with an actor we all mostly like.

James Boba Fettfield
01-16-2005, 08:50 PM
It is not a movie I have an interest in seeing, but Kevin James does make me laugh in the commercials when he demonstrates the type of dancing he should be learning. Other than James' performance, I do not have much else begging me to see this one.

Exhaust Port
01-16-2005, 10:51 PM
I saw my first ad for this movie this evening and it looked pretty enjoyable. I really like Kevin James a lot on his King of Queens show so he might get me to see this movie (even if it is a small supporting role).

Rocketboy
01-17-2005, 12:06 AM
Looks like a chick flick in disguise as a comedy.

Jayspawn
01-17-2005, 12:13 AM
I know I'm not going to get around to seeing it. But I think it loooks pretty good. Will Smith is playing it safe methinks.

CaptainSolo1138
01-21-2005, 09:37 AM
I've got this sinking feeling my wife will somehow trick me into this one.

Tycho
01-21-2005, 01:18 PM
So do you guys think that men and women like different kinds of movies?

CaptainSolo1138
01-21-2005, 02:54 PM
That's an understatement. I think the only movie my wife and I have agreed on during the tenure of our relationship was "Napoleon Dynamite". Other than that, it's a huge fight whenever we go to the video store. Or I rent "Gladiator" and she gets "Kate & Leopold". Her basic rule of thumb (I'm speculating) is blood=bad movie. Now that I think about it, there is no blood in Star Wars (with the exception of the little spurt out of Darth Action Figure in TPM) (correct me if I'm wrong), which means she has one fewer excuse not to watch them.

kool-aid killer
01-21-2005, 06:05 PM
This one looks like it will be fun and maybe even real appropriate for this crowd.

I may be out of the mods' good graces right now for my social-theories in the Rancor Pit, but this movie's a lot about that. See, I think it just proves the point I'm not crazy with my theories no one wants to face up to the truth with.

Anyway, the movie looks to be good and poke fun at these issues in a way that's easier to convey than on a web forum.

When does "Hitch" release? Seems to be worth seeing for something not Sci-Fi / Fantasy, but with an actor we all mostly like.

Yeah, its too bad this crowd isnt cool like yourself. :rolleyes:

I probably wont see this one because it doesnt really stand out among a couple of other movies i want to see. But its nice to see Smith doing a role where he hopefully refrains from yelling so much. Those lose their appeal to me very quickly.

Tycho
01-21-2005, 06:48 PM
Yeah, its too bad this crowd isnt cool like yourself.

Part of my point is that I'm a major nerd that lives for collecting Star Wars and doing community service projects like a "Donny Do-Gooder."

Hitch is a movie about how a guy (Will Smith) helps people change how others perceive them.

I would've always been "The Brain" and other nerd stereotypes I had to deal with (Teacher's Pet, etc) had I not realized it. Realization's the first step. Then doing something about it. I chose to be a conundrum in my high school rebellion years:

- still an honors student with advanced placement for college credits
- but a varsity athlete (Baseball, Men's Tennis)
- a Metal Head "rocker" - hanging out with the stoners (but not smoking but selling them alcohol for parties)
- a reliable employee and kitchen manager at a Mom&Pop Itallian restaurant where I was a cook

I tried to avoid all the stereotyping and be "in" with everybody - I guess like I was in political training.

I was elected and re-elected to head my student government.

Big deal. I know.

Realization today (on these boards) suggests I should see that I'm not perceived as MODEST.

I'm not sure how to address the topic of personality and perception changes which are the topics of "Hitch" without drawing on personal experience.

However, I will re-examine how I can be more modest, in spite of my ambitions.

JON9000
01-29-2005, 02:36 PM
I chose to be a conundrum in my high school rebellion years:

- still an honors student with advanced placement for college credits
- but a varsity athlete (Baseball, Men's Tennis)
- a Metal Head "rocker" - hanging out with the stoners (but not smoking but selling them alcohol for parties)
- a reliable employee and kitchen manager at a Mom&Pop Itallian restaurant where I was a cook

Realization today (on these boards) suggests I should see that I'm not perceived as MODEST.

The riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma that was Tycho's high school life!

Tycho
02-12-2005, 11:14 PM
Well, now that I've seen it, I say it was worth the price of admission for a nice date.

Hitch is a new hero!

The movie was a little clumsy, but it was supposed to be. They do throw you a few surprises, but it all plays out well.

I'm glad I saw this one.

The movie was exactly about what I thought it would be about, and it played almost exactly as I thought it would play.

scruffziller
02-13-2005, 11:43 AM
Her basic rule of thumb (I'm speculating) is blood=bad movie. Now that I think about it, there is no blood in Star Wars (with the exception of the little spurt out of Darth Action Figure in TPM) (correct me if I'm wrong).

Don't forget the Taun Taun. It didn't ooze out but it covered its inerds. And it wasn't red blood.:D

Mr. JabbaJohnL
02-13-2005, 12:13 PM
Ponda Baba's arm is the only instance of blood in the SW films. I think Maul's little spurt thing was explained as something weird like his aura, wasn't it?

Anyway, I think Hitch looks dumb. The commercial where he had food poisoning was funny the first time, but not the next 18 million. I have no desire to see this whatsoever.

jjreason
02-13-2005, 01:00 PM
I saw with my wife last night, part of our Valentine's date. We both thought it was pretty good, though it didn't generate the real "belly laughs" we were hoping for from Kevin James (too bad, but I seem to have degenerated to the point where only really stupid things like Dodgeball and Trailer Park Boys, filled with cursing, people getting hit in the privates and pottie humour, get me off comedy-wise).

The movie was easy to watch and the characters were likeable.... besides that Eva Mendes is worth $10 of my hard earned money any night of the week. :foxy:

2-1B
02-21-2005, 01:27 AM
The movie was exactly about what I thought it would be about, and it played almost exactly as I thought it would play.

WHOA, WHOA, WHOA . . .
It WAS ?
It DID ?

:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

Dude, Tycho, sorry but you're way off base there. :D

You were saying for awhile that nerds and gays needed somebody to help them to get along better with the opposite sex but if you really DID watch this movie, I'm sure you noticed the ending where Hitch points out that there really are no guidelines or whatever . . . in fact, Kevers James landed the heiress by being himself and not because he did everything Hitch told him to.

So I'm sorry but I can't believe your claim. ;)

As for the movie, I was rather let down by it for the following reasons:
- It was not as funny as I expected it to be
- Hitch didn't really have the sort of relationship blunders with Eva Mendes that the trailers suggested
-It was rather dull and boring at times
-Michael Rappaport only had one scene. It's not fair that I got all excited to see his name in the opening credits and then barely saw him. :(

Tycho
02-22-2005, 09:22 PM
Dude, Tycho, sorry but you're way off base there.

You were saying for awhile that nerds and gays needed somebody to help them to get along better with the opposite sex but if you really DID watch this movie, I'm sure you noticed the ending where Hitch points out that there really are no guidelines or whatever . . . in fact, Kevers James landed the heiress by being himself and not because he did everything Hitch told him to.

True. It's a fairy-tale ending to a movie. Neither of us could claim we knew the odds how many times (and with how many variables) this happy ending would result.


So I'm sorry but I can't believe your claim.

About how the movie worked out? I see your point. Hitch learned a lesson in the movie, too. I'm considering that. But even the lesson he learned, as you described above (that Albert got the girl in spite of himself) has statistical probabilities impossible to tell, as well as goes against the "Baywatch culture probabilities table" - for lack of a better thing to call Cosmo Magazine standards, GQ, etc.


As for the movie, I was rather let down by it for the following reasons:
- It was not as funny as I expected it to be

True but it was enjoyable.


- Hitch didn't really have the sort of relationship blunders with Eva Mendes that the trailers suggested

True, but he had those blunders in the flashback to his college years. I thought that was well-done.



-It was rather dull and boring at times

? - well it wasn't Star Wars...


-Michael Rappaport only had one scene. It's not fair that I got all excited to see his name in the opening credits and then barely saw him.

Who's that?

2-1B
02-23-2005, 01:40 AM
Rappaport was the married friend of Hitch in the bar scene, the one who Hitch played pool with. :)

Tycho
02-23-2005, 02:14 AM
Is he some kind of special actor, famous for something else he did?

2-1B
02-23-2005, 02:25 AM
I enjoyed his work as 'Superboy' in Copland as well as the episodes of Boston Public I saw him in. I think I first noticed him in Kiss of Death or True Romance. :)


True. It's a fairy-tale ending to a movie. Neither of us could claim we knew the odds how many times (and with how many variables) this happy ending would result.

Well, I would say that the whole thing is a fairy-tale to begin with, not just the ending. The idea of a man who goes around tutoring these guys and hiding around corners / walls like some sort of puppetmaster is just as improbable as the KJames character landing the socialite. :p

DarthQuack
02-23-2005, 10:39 AM
I saw this on Valentine's Day as well, I got a few laughs out of it, thought it was pretty decent.