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Below are the 20 most recent journal entries recorded in Kathleen Turner Overdrive!'s LiveJournal:

Thursday, January 19th, 2006
4:32 pm
i thought since this community's namesake is from the movie high fidelity that this would be relevant here.
i heard that the new cbs show "love monkey" was being touted as the tv version of high fidelity, so i decided to watch it on tuesday night (10pm). after finishing an episode, i found that comparison to be quite insulting. rob gordon (john cusack's character) is the hero of HF; through his every fuck up, you are rooting for him to come out ahead. the main character in "love monkey" (played by tom cavanaugh) has none of the charm of rob gordon and all of the arrogance. i did enjoy the musical references peppered throughout the show, but was left feeling empty at the end of the hour. i couldn't connect to the main character so i couldn't allow myself to care about his exploits. i suppose i should give it another week or two, but i will do so completely begrudgingly.
Tuesday, January 10th, 2006
4:35 pm
Go Monkey Go!
My review of Grandma's Boy*

*Only 3 people in this community aren't on my friends list
Tuesday, November 29th, 2005
12:40 pm
i just finished watching the most masturbatory piece of drivel i've seen in awhile: last days. or, excuse me, gus van sant's last days.
as a reformed grunge kid, i wanted to love this movie. i at least wanted it to be mildly accurate. instead, i found myself feeling absolutely nothing the entire time except an extreme case of ennui. don't rent this movie. you just may end up killing yourself.

Current Mood: bored
Tuesday, November 8th, 2005
11:29 pm
what the hell happened to this community? let's get a move on, people!

i saw capote last weekend, it was awesome. catherine keener was bizarrely good playing very out of character, finally. and oh, phillip. you are divine. the ghost of capote was grinning, seriously, his impression was amazing. the film itself was really good, really eerily beautiful in the way it was shot. i was absolutely enthralled. but at the same time it was really quiet and unassuming.

no matter how many times i've seen films on the death sentence, i'm always very disturbed by them and they tend to haunt me. this one was particularly chilling.

**** stars from moi

signing off, your humble film addict
Monday, July 25th, 2005
2:49 pm
anti-obesity bias
while i greatly enjoyed charlie and the chocolate factory, i will say one thing that i really hated. this isn't really a spoiler, so i don't think i'll lj-cut it.

why is it that the comic relief of every film has to be the fat kid? why is the fat kid always sloppy and disgusting? i understand that augustus gloop was supposed to represent gluttony and all that, but seriously, come on now. it seems like the big laughs of the movie came at this poor little fat child's expense.
and it's not just this film that i'm picking on. i can name a thousand others that use obese characters as comic foils. am i overly sensitive to this issue?
i'd love to hear other opinions on this subject.
Tuesday, May 31st, 2005
1:06 pm
Friday, May 20th, 2005
11:55 pm
dogfight review
title: dogfight
starring: river phoenix & lilli taylor and a bunch of people i've never seen before
year: 1991
director: nancy savoca
my overall rating: 7.5/10

le reviewCollapse )

Current Mood: sleepy
Sunday, May 15th, 2005
5:14 pm
i've never felt magic crazy as this.
i was tagged by the wonderful miss brandie to do this, so here goes.

1. Total number of films I own on DVD/video: 83

2. The last film I bought: i think napoleon dynamite. how depressing. you don't really buy movies when you have netflix.

3. The last film I watched: fever pitch at the theater today with my family, and britney baby, one more time from netflix

4. Five films that I watch a lot: pretty in pink, lost in translation, garden state, nightmare before christmas, the big lebowski

5. Tag 5 people and have them put this in their journal:
all the awesome people in this community!
-kira, erik, crissy, charlotte, and summer

Current Mood: calm
Monday, May 2nd, 2005
4:49 pm
Nobody posts in here anymore, so here is my Summer Movie Preview for y'all*

KICKING AND SCREAMING – Will Ferrell plays the coach of a kiddie soccer team. Isn’t it a tad early in his career to be stealing from Rodney Dangerfield?**

STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH – It will be awesome. This subject is not open to debate.

CINDERELLA MAN – Russell Crowe plays the title pugilist. Is he called that because he has a glass jaw? I can’t wait to not find out!


FUN WITH DICK AND JANE – Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni star as a bank robbing couple who take the fun out of movie-going!

HERBIE: FULLY LOADED – Which is what I’ll need to be to sit through a re-make of THE LOVE BUG. Holla!

FANTASTIC FOUR – From the director of BARBERSHOP. Awwww, no he didn’t!

WAR OF THE WORLDS – Look out, computer generated effects are attacking America's favorite Scientologist!

BEWITCHED – If anyone can fuck up a Will Ferrell comedy, it’s Nora Ephron!

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY – Fans of the original need not worry: Tim Burton left in the Oompah Loompahs AND the reveal of the Statue of Liberty at the end. Gloop!

THE DUKES OF HAZARD – Finally the phrase "Check out Jessica Simpson’s ass!" is not a reference to Nick Lachey.

*Actually Doug Benson's Summer Movie Preview with minor adjustments
Sunday, April 24th, 2005
4:22 pm
i have 3 words for you:
dear friends,
here is my review for the film, pauly shore is dead:
A cinematic masterpeice!
5 out of 5 stars.
rent it now.

Current Mood: rico suave-esque
Thursday, April 7th, 2005
9:30 pm
i'm beyond exhausted and must get some work done on my project before i can go to bed, but i must get this out of me.
yesterday i watched city of god which i received from netflix. i can't really express to you how much i liked this film, so instead, i'll just recommend it to you.
it was extremely violent and yet poignant at the same time. it was a mixture of subtle nuances and outright horror. its story is hypnotic and the scenes are breath-taking both in their beauty and hideousness.
i wish all movies were like this.
on a side note, one of the main characters is played by seu jorge of portuguese-covers-of-david-bowie-songs and the life aquatic fame.

if you end up watching this film or have seen it, do let me know what you think.

Current Mood: exhausted
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005
3:12 pm
music in movies.
i'm sad no one added anything to this post.
i thought it was a really fascinating topic. was i wrong?
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005
6:52 pm
Movie you watched: But I'm a Chearleader
Foreign movie you watched: Maria Full of Grace
Movie viewed at a film festival: its been such a long time, i have no clue...
Movie you saw in theatres: Steamboy

Movie you want to watch: Melinda and Melinda
Movie I will watch: Being Julia
Movie you're sure will bomb: Melinda and Melinda, sadly
12:37 pm
Last/Next Movies

I'll do half of what you asked, Erik.

Movie you watched: The Yes Men
Foreign movie you watched: Love Me if You Dare
Movie viewed at a film festival: Probably Spike and Mike's.. but it's been years
Movie you saw in theatres: I don't have a clue. That's how long it's been. Maybe something over winter break, like A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Movie you want to watch: Tarnation
Movie I will watch: City of God
Movie you're sure will bomb: I don't know. Probably a good indie film that doesn't have any big stars or things being blown up.

Current Mood: clearly procrastinating.
12:02 pm
You are home.
I was watching a very entertaining show on VH1 last night that was all about songs on movie soundtracks that really had a special impact on the movie.
This is an fascinating topic for me because I would love to be a music supervisor on a movie. Some of the moments they listed are definitely ones I would have included in my own list:
- "Bohemian Rhapsody" - Queen (in Wayne's World)
- "Say a Little Prayer" - Dionne Warwick (in My Best Friend's Wedding) [such a good movie moment!]
- "Iris" - Goo Goo Dolls (in City of Angels)
- "Sister Christian" - Night Ranger (in Boogie Nights) [i LOVE this scene.]
- "Colorblind" - Counting Crows (in Cruel Intentions) [perfect song for the scene]
and now my top two (that they also mentioned):
- "In Your Eyes" - Peter Gabriel (in Say Anything) [where is my lloyd dobler?!]
- "Tiny Dancer" - Elton John (in Almost Famous) [one of my all time favorite movies, and moments in a movie: where you realize everything is going to be all right]

I would add to this list:
- any Aimee Mann song from Magnolia, but especially the one they all sing outloud.
- "The Only Living Boy in New York" - Simon and Garfunkel (in Garden State) [i'm such a sap]
- "Miss Misery" - Elliott Smith (in Good Will Hunting)
- "Needle in the Hay" - Elliott Smith (in The Royal Tenenbaums) [the perfect song for the moment]
- "Tonight You Belong to Me" - Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters (in The Jerk)
- "More Than This" - Bill Murray singing Roxy Music (in Lost in Translation) [such a good turning point in the movie]
- "Northern Sky" - Nick Drake (in Serendipity)
- "Hotel California" - performed by the Gypsy Kings (in The Big Lebowski) [introducing... THE JESUS!]

if i don't stop there, i'll never stop. it's so amazing to think about what an important role music plays in key scenes in movies.

add to my list!

Current Mood: busy
Monday, March 7th, 2005
12:21 pm
I suggest everybody post their version of this. (note: I said post, not reply)

  • Actors: Clancy Brown, Paul Giamante, Johnny Depp, Bruce Campbell
  • Actresses: Edie Falco, Kate Blanchet
  • Directors: Sam Raimi, Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton, Quentin Tarentino, Robert Rodriguez & Stanley Kubrick.
  • Movies: The Evil Dead Trilogy, Both Spider-Mans, American Splendor, Clockwork Orange, Empire Strike's Back
  • Favorite movies on afi's hundred best movies: Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Psycho, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Apocalypse Now, Clockwork Orange, Fantasia, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Vertigo, Forest Gump, Mutiny on the Bounty, & Pulp Fiction.

  • Movie you watched: Shaolin Soccer
  • Foreign movie you watched: Shaolin Soccer....duh
  • Movie viewed at a film festival: Spike n' Mike's
  • Movie you saw in theatres: Constantine

  • Movie you want to watch: Sin City
  • Movie you're sure will bomb: Probably Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous.
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005
7:55 pm
i <3 huckabees
for some reason i didn't hear much about this movie when it came out but i absolutely loved it to death: i heart huckabees. the website is awesome too. but jason schwartzman needs to pluck 'em, no?

what did you think? comments?

Current Mood: dorky
Monday, February 21st, 2005
10:42 pm
some opinions/ranting from this weekend
hi. my name is kira and i am a movie nerd. *bow*

and now, onto my rant about the movies i saw this weekend, with an lj-cut in case you don't want to read my opinions about that particular movie for your own particular reasons:

Short CutsCollapse )

The VillageCollapse )

ConstantineCollapse )

Current Mood: dorky
Sunday, February 20th, 2005
4:54 pm

Upcoming movies I am excited about:
- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (April 29, 2005)
- Star Wars Episode 3 (May 19, 2005)
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (July 15, 2005)
- Indiana Jones 4 (Summer, 2005)
- Corpse Bride (September 23, 2005)
- George Romero's Land of the Dead (October 21, 2005)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (November 18, 2005)

Post or comment with the upcoming movies you're excited to see!

ALSO, I know Marvin Gaye is spelled wrong in the community title. Blame Livejournal.

4:13 pm
A little word of introduction about this community.
This is a movie rating community that is open to everyone.
Really, post whatever you'd like as long as it pertains to movies in some way.
I would like to try and have some cohesive format to actual ratings posts, but I'll figure that out when we get there.

In regards to the title of this community, I tried to base it off of a movie I would rate as 5 out of 5 stars. Any guesses of which movie it's from?
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