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calling all action movie fans

kung fu hustle is the shit, but it is not worth 10$ to see in the big screen. rental or bootleg will do just fine by ya, as long as you can read the subtitles. it is tons of fun though, even if it is only an hour and a half long.

also, scope - this swars3 parody. i may see the movie, just because of this redux.


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Apr. 13th, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)
this is not easy. my favorite of all time is "IT" - which I imagine you will dislike for some of the same reasons you dislike Stand. However, I could be wrong.

From a Buick 8 is one that I think you would enjoy - more scifi than horror, but with a pulpy overshadowing.

Dreamcatcher is more of the same.

Hearts in Atlantis is a damn interesting political intorpsective, as well as bing a kinda "out there" creepo book - it is probably the most unique of his work I have ever read, insofar as he breaks from his traditional delivery.

I also HIGHLY reccomend a collection of his short fiction. If you don't like him for his length, you may apprecaite him for his shorter yarns:
Night Shift, Nightmares and Dreamscapes, or Skeleton Crew would all be appropraite.

My apprecaiton for King comes from the strands that tie all his work together. As a reader of the Gunslinger Series (truly, his best work), I noticed very early on the links between his other novels that go back to that story. King captured my imagination as a writer, by creating alternate realities, clearly fabricated, but then tying them together through all his works, to give them a reality of thier own that is unified through his great saga.

I would like to hear what you despised. It is not going to change my opinion of him as an author, but it will give me insight as to perhaps a better way to focus the order of my suggestions.
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Apr. 13th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC)
deus ex machina
i have very much the same hatreds you do, which i find interesting, given where you started with it.

read IT - if you were able to find the reader's groove, that will satiate your sense of conflict in the active sense.

also, i hope you ahven't already seen the movie!
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Apr. 13th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
uh hell-O
who dropped the ball on that one again?
it is v. similar to shaolin soccer - funny at times, but by and large, jsut a very short and simple fight movie. the preview makes it way cooler.

bootleg it babe, seriously. i'll watch it again with you.
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Apr. 13th, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC)
you locoing?
Apr. 13th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC)
I dunno B, I disagree. There's something about watching martial arts flicks in the theaters that I really like. I thought the movie was awesome, and definately worth the $11 I spent to see it. A lot of dramas and what not I have no need to see on the big screen, but action flicks are always better. Plus it's fun to have a large group of people oooooing and ahhhhhing over the moves. And laughing, Kung Fu Hustle's case.

Seeing Ong Bok on a TV would not have been the same. I literally fell out of my seat when Tony Jaa came leaping out of the flames with his legs on fire, spun 720 in the air and kicked the dude in the side of the head. I must get that movie....
Apr. 13th, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC)
i agree in general
action flicks are definitely worth it bigscreen - and a crowd totally changes things. i hated the last matrix, but still had a good time cuz we went to see it with a group.

where i saw it last night, there were maybe 10 other people in the theatre, so the crowd thing was not an issue. the movie only runs an hour thirty, so even though i enjoyed the experience, i felt that i paid too much for too little.

i am not downtalking the movie, i am more commenting on the inflation of ticket costs. bootlegging, and watching it in an apartment with a bunch of friends and booze would be more economical, and, ultimately, more fun, i think, for THIS movie, than blowing a load of dough on it.

subtitles make for tough bootlegs though - we'll see how it goes.
Apr. 13th, 2005 06:34 pm (UTC)
So, do you think I should go see the new Amityville or Sahara this weekend instead of Kung-Fu Hustle?
Apr. 13th, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC)
do you really like action flicks? i have a feeling amityville is going to suck, based on what i saw from the preview. hustle was not a bad movie at all, I would have jsut preferred it to be an hour longer for paying 10$ - of course, i have no idea what movies cost by you, so it may not be as much of a gyp.
Apr. 13th, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC)
Re: hm
$8 or $8.50, depending on which theater we go see it in. I'm not even sure it's playing here yet. We were just trying to find a good fun movie to see Saturday. I realy hope the new Amityville doesn't suck, I loved the old one.
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