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September 27, 2008 at 1:55 am #6952AnonymousInactive
Looks like there has been a positive side effect to the stopping-starting-stopping-starting of the Ghostbusters game.
Apparently, Bill Murray is all kinds of excited about making a third ghostbuster movie.
For me, Bill Murray has always been awesome (Stripes, Quick Change, Groundhog Day, Scrooged), but his street-cred took a serious hit with "Lost in Translation" (I think it is cited as thee worst movie of all time ever. Yep pretty sure that is a fact. Carved in stone somewhere…) So getting him back in the ghostbuster costume might, just-might make me forget all about "Lost in…"
September 27, 2008 at 6:38 pm #42415AnonymousInactive
Interesting, I though Lost in Translation was great and was contributed to kick starting his recent renaissance in the film industry.
September 27, 2008 at 10:19 pm #42416AnonymousInactive
I have a feeling you’ll be on your own with that opinion of Lost In Translation jediboy…unless I’m missing something here, sarcasm perhaps? :(
September 28, 2008 at 1:44 am #42417AnonymousInactive
I went to see Lost in Translation, as it was billed as "Bill Murray, comedy genius at his best."
Stripes, Groundhog Day, Scrooged, Quick Change, Kingpin are all up there in my all time fav’s list.
I was so disappointed. the whole movie was like watching paint dry. Bill’s only joke was kind of racist, taking the piss out of Japanese peoples apparent inability to pronounce ‘R’, e.g. Roger Moore, became Loger…
And then I read all about how, "the spirit of the movie was to make you feel like you were alone, watching paint dry." That Japan is somewhat like MARS for western people, and so alienating, and so different, so alone..
I was like, WHAT??
I’ve been to Japan (Osaka/Toyko), three times now, and yeah, they have video games, and karaoke bars. So does every other city in the world. But its far from Mars. And everyone I met there had no problem pronouncing "Brendan" (not "Blendan"). English street guides are all available. No problem to get around. Great trains.
The whole movie just seemed so ill-informed.
Then I heard it was Francis Ford Copolla’s daughters first movie, and I thought, "Ok, now I know what went down." Francis put the lean on his film buddies to go easy on his daughters first piece of work, maybe throw her an award or two. And as far as most of the Americans are concerned Japan probably is on Mars. and in the future., like Buck Rogers or something.
Alright. Rant is coming to an end.
It was just a bitter disappointment. Nearly as bad as a Will Smith movie (I Am Legend, Wild Wild West, etc.)
September 30, 2008 at 7:11 pm #42436AnonymousInactive
I personally thought Lost in Translation was great (and Murray also), but not for everyone. Disagree with you on I Am Legend also, I enjoyed it apart from the ending – apparently there is an alternative ending on the DVD but it doesn’t sound much better.
September 30, 2008 at 8:35 pm #42439AnonymousInactive
The alternate ending is better alright Pete, not to mention being closer to the original source. You can read up on it here and also watch the ending here.
September 30, 2008 at 9:23 pm #42440AnonymousInactive
Lost in Translation and I Am Legend. Seriously?
I must be losing touch with reality. Many of my mates enjoyed "I am legend" but I found it yet another movie where Will Smith tries to be "the man."
As far as actors least liked (in my book), its him and Tom Cruise for joint-first.
The exceptions for Cruise being "Interview with a Vampire" and "Collateral" where he played a bad guy in both. I guess he was ok in "Minority Report" also…
What in particular did you like about "Lost in translation"?
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