MUPS is a useful group term   2 votes - 50 %
MUPS is not a useful group term   1 vote - 25 %
-   0 votes - 0 %
Morgellons has a physical cause   0 votes - 0 %
Morgellons has a psychological cause   3 votes - 75 %
4 Total Votes
My tangential by johnny (4.00 / 1) #1 Sat Aug 26, 2006 at 04:06:02 AM EST
take on Scanner is here.  Thanks for Guardian reviews. They are interesting. I like your reviews of Scanner and Eve also.

She has effectively checked out. She's an un-person of her own making. So it falls to me.--ad hoc (in the hole)
that by Kellnerin (4.00 / 2) #7 Sat Aug 26, 2006 at 11:44:37 AM EST
is a great not-quite-review. I am intrigued by your hypothesis about Keanu's constancy.

P.S., well, you know ...

Do not misuse.

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**bzzzt** by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #2 Sat Aug 26, 2006 at 05:32:19 AM EST
See: Confessions d'un Barjo & Screamers

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

re: Screamers by dr k (4.00 / 1) #8 Sat Aug 26, 2006 at 11:49:58 AM EST
make sure you stop the video immediately after they return to the base and kill the wounded soldier.

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NooooOOOOOOooo by spacejack (4.00 / 1) #3 Sat Aug 26, 2006 at 05:50:12 AM EST
Not cheese! A hysterical, witty farce (granted, about spoiled Hollywood types, but still.) Damn, that's one of my all-time favourites.

Good cheese, not bad cheese by TheophileEscargot (4.00 / 1) #5 Sat Aug 26, 2006 at 06:40:47 AM EST
But very definitely cheese.
Margo Channing: Funny business, a woman's career, the things you drop on the way up the ladder so you can move faster. You forget you'll need them again when you get back to being a woman. It's one career all females have in common - being a woman. Sooner or later we've got to work at it no matter how many other careers we've had or wanted. And in the last analysis nothing is any good unless you can look up just before dinner or turn around in bed and there he is. Without that you're not a woman. You're something with a French provincial office or a book full of clippings but you're not a woman. Slow curtain, the end.

It is unlikely that the good of a snail should reside in its shell: so is it likely that the good of a man should?
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What I love about it by spacejack (4.00 / 2) #6 Sat Aug 26, 2006 at 07:32:51 AM EST
is that virtually every line in the script is quotable.

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Trout by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #4 Sat Aug 26, 2006 at 06:28:26 AM EST
It was definitely Sturgeon...at least that's what I always remembered (and wiki agrees). The character of Trout is nothing like Dick (and Dick would make a damn-good character!)
[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman
scramble suits by dr k (4.00 / 1) #9 Sat Aug 26, 2006 at 11:59:51 AM EST
I got a little weary of the scramble suits after the second or third scene.

With the backgrounds they essentially had to mask the moving elements and put them on a static background, otherwise you would get a lot of vector wiggles from slight camera/light changes.

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I liked the way by TheophileEscargot (2.00 / 0) #10 Sat Aug 26, 2006 at 09:12:40 PM EST
The scramble suits subtly changed over the course of the film, with skulls and such turning up later on.

Static backgrounds: the bits with multiple moving cars did seem the least realistic in terms of motion.
It is unlikely that the good of a snail should reside in its shell: so is it likely that the good of a man should?

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A Scanner Darkly by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #11 Tue Aug 29, 2006 at 05:52:33 AM EST
Excellent indeed, though the Dick fanboys are still up to their familiar bleating. I don't think they like seeing his stuff turned into films full stop.

I thought it was actually an improvement on the book, which is a bit muddy and rambling and pretty boring.

It's political correctness gone mad!