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Forum posts for Review of 50 First Dates

honourable mention
Posted by kris on Feb 20, 2004
Kudos to George Wing (writer) who was able to put actions to Shakespeare’s words. I don't know if Shakespeare actually said this (I heard my English Prof say this once), but it sounds great anyhow....

"The truly intelligent people in society are those with great wit; the people that can make others laugh".

Think about it.... anyone can make someone cry...but how many people can be REALLY funny? Slapstick comedy can be done by anyone...hell, I can walk into a pole and people will laugh. The question is....Who REALLY has enough intelligence to make people laugh???

It was refreshing to finally see a “comedy” where the jokes were not cheap shots (tits and ass). It makes me, as part of the audience feel as though i've been given some credit; that i'm not just a number for ticket sales, or another product of popular culture that will laugh at anything. Good comedy makes me feel as though i've been given enough respect to know what is funny and what is not. The beauty of comedy is that only really "intelligent" people are able to take a truth, create a level of understanding, and display it in a way that makes people actually appreciate the effort behind the joke.

I don't know, in my mind this is all making sense.... what do you think?

Posted by alltogethernow on Feb 24, 2004
kris does '?' have a point here?

Posted by Miguel on Feb 24, 2004
Who was that masked man

Posted by kris on Feb 24, 2004
draw the lines '?'!!!!!!
them be fighting words!!!!!
I haven't checked out the people magazine article. has anyone else? what issue? I'll try to pick up a copy today to see what '?' is talking about.
No point as far as I can tell here, i'll keep you posted!
Never thought I'd have to defend my own movie review....

Posted by Nerhael on Feb 24, 2004
I would also like to state that if you've been reading for a while, and are going to call someone on something that like, please have the courage to give a name and create an identity other than '?'.

Feel free to email me with updated account info.

Posted by nszyngie on Feb 24, 2004
we're being watched . . . [slips on tinfoil cone hat]

people magazine...
Posted by kris on Feb 24, 2004
Okay, so I went to the local convenice store before class and this is what I found.

People Magazine
release date/issue: February 23, 2004 (Drew Barrymore on cover)
I looked through the magazine and I found the movie reveiw for 50 First Dates. The only similarities that I found was that the critic and I had the same idea about Barrymore's ability to change roles with great ease.
The critic didn't even really like the movie, he/she (i didn't read name) kept on referring to the fact that there was a walrus that would throw up.

Can you guys do me a favour and read the People Magazine reveiw and let me know what you think? I don't think that they sound alike, but then again, who really wants to be called a "copycat" or "plagarizer"?

As for you, oh mysterious one; '?', please tell me, do you have any other proof to your accusations?

i read it
Posted by nszyngie on Feb 24, 2004
I read it here in the lunchroom, and didn't see any concerns of plagaurism. I wouldn't worry about it. They read completely different to me. And the walrus thing, wtf?

still pissed...
Posted by kris on Feb 24, 2004
Being accused of something that you didn't do sucks. It sucks even more when it is done on a site (things are harder to prove). But thank you for your input.

As for the walrus thing, you'd just have to watch the movie. It's nothing big, but I don't want to give it away.

i would be too
Posted by nszyngie on Feb 24, 2004
Well, clearly you haven't read the article, and sure, for research papers you gotta make sure that you know what is out there already. But a funking movie review? Please. All those magazines have the same crap in them anyways.
Either '?' is an employee of People or its parent company, or just some lurker with too much time on their hands. Either way, this is a forum. On the goddamned interweb. Crikey.

Try to let it go.

Posted by nszyngie on Feb 24, 2004
I meant, you hadn't read the review in question before writing your own. Sorry bout that . . .

Posted by Miguel on Feb 24, 2004
Im gonna echo Nerhael here and totally call bowlshit on the riddler here. If you're gonna accuse someone who has been taking the time and effort to post many quality articles here, have the decency to put your name down on record and back it up.

I recently accused phduffy of lifting an argument from a Globe and Mail article, it turns out I was wrong, but I didn't call myself ? or !!1 or even &.

And who reads people magazine anyway? Its like a half step up from the Sun or weekly world news.