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Successfully missing the point since 1977.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

where do you think you're going Shaft?

i'm officially labelling this week as movie week, as it's been a while since i've attempted to spend more time watching movies than there are hours in the day. last night was a feeble attempt at getting on pace - only managed to fit in two.

first on the list was Shaft - not the Samuel L. Jackson remake, but the original. i haven't actually seen the newer version yet, maybe i should put that on this week's list. the dvd i have for this has kind of poor sound quality, it seems as though a lot of the dialogue doesn't line up properly with the actors' mouths, and the volume levels for the music and dialogue tracks vary in volume quite wildly. as far as plot goes, the story just seems to be a generic detective gets in trouble and must find who's really right kind of story, but throw that in with some of the most quoted and classic dialogue and you'll find a decent movie out of it all... "When you lead your revolution, whitey better be standing still because you don't run worth a damn no more"

Second on the list of last night's films was Talledaga Nights: the Ballad of Ricky Bobby. i know, i've seen it before, but as i said i'm trying to cram in as many movies as possible. the version i watched was the "Uncut" version on DVD and i'll have to say that they should have left it the same as the theater version. it was still funny, but missing some important parts. the scene where Ricky Bobby steals the car as a little kid - removed. call me crazy, but that's a pretty important part in establishing the whole plot. all in all it is still a very funny movie ... "These two are two in a million, just like Carley's ta-tas"

what's next on the list eh?



  • At Wed Mar 14, 07:30:00 PM, Blogger Martini said…

    I only saw Talladega Nights through renting it, and I think it made sense without a car-stealing scene, although I think I would have liked that scene very much. Especially if there was wacky wild carnage involved.


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