You Can’t Please Everyone – Pulp Fiction

One star Amazon reviews of classic movies, music and literature. Today we take a look at Pulp Fiction:

I have heard alot about this movie from my friends but when I actually saw this movie I realized this was the worst movie I have ever watched in a long time. At least you can’t expect such a lousy movie from such a great cast.

QUENTIN TARENTINO WORKED IN A VIDEO STORE IN YOUNGER YEARS.
HE “STEALS” PEOPLES IDEAS AND CALLS THEM HIS OWN.
IT IS CALLED PLADGERISM, FOLKS!
I COULD NAME 35 OTHER MOVIES HE STOLE TO MAKE THIS S..T ON CELLULOID.
IT ABSOLUTELY APPALLS ME TO THINK GULLABLE PEOPLE CAN’T RECONGNIZE THE FILMS THAT ARE RIPPED OFF IN THIS WRECK!
IF THEY ARE MOVIE BUFFS, THEY SHOULD KNOW THAT THIS LINE IS FROM THIS MOVIE, AND THAT SCENE WAS BODILY STOLEN FROM THAT FILM………BUT NO. THEY END UP SAYING, “WOW, MAN, THIS DUDE CAN REALLY WRITE, LOOK HOW “ORIGINAL” THIS IS”.
YEAH, YOU JUST KEEP TELLING YOURSELVES THAT, TARANTINO FOLLOWERS.
3 FILMS, [GO — 2 DAYS IN THE VALLEY — and THINGS TO DO IN DENVER WHEN YOUR DEAD ] ARE BETTER, SMARTER, AND A LOT MORE ORIGINAL THAN THIS JUNK!!!!!

PULP FICTION has to be one of the most disgusting and overrated film of this decade. Pretentious camera angles and dialogue, mangled pacing and another bad performance by the tremendously under-talented Bruce Willis made this film difficult for me to watch. As for the use of the “N” word, I wonder what Tarantino would do if Spike Lee made a movie where Italians were called nasty names, and I think there are plenty. You don’t get to use the word sir – you ain’t a member of the club. His subsequent efforts may not have been as lurid, but are equally as bad.

This movie had poor taste. I didn’t like how it tried to be too original. I want a movie I can read from cover to cover. This one jumped around all over the place. It wasn’t funny, no suspense, lack of action, didn’t flow, dark film. This movie shouldn’t have been made.

I know there are a lot of technical terms associated with a movie production like screenplay, direction, plot, acting, etc. Unfortunately I don’t know the definitions of most of them. One thing that is pretty basic to me, though, is a “point”. Usually there is some kind of point to a movie, good guy verses bad guy, she loves him, he loves her, may the force be with you, etc., but the point of this movie totally escapes me. It’s THE most pointless movie I have ever seen. When it was done I felt like the trapeze artist who swung out to meet the person on the other trapeze and he wasn’t there. I was also amazed that someone could make a movie where 90% of the dialogue consists of 4-letter words, the same 4-letter words. I know this movie has a following, but I’m not one of the followers.

WHAT KIND OF MORON MADE THIS MOVIE. WAS HE ON CRACK! THIS MOVIE DOESN’t HAVE A PLOT, A STORYLINE, AND IT DOESN’T EVEN HAPPEN IN SEQUENCE. THE END OF THE MOVIE WAS IN THE BEGINNING? WHAT? I SLEPT THROUGH HALF THE MOVIE. I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE LIKE THIS MOVIE.

This has to be one of the most overrated films in history. I believe that most people who said that they liked this piece of garbage only did so because they wanted to sound hip and cool. Many did not see Tarintino’s previous films but were told how hip and cool these films were and so by the time Pulp Fiction was released they went to see it so that they could “jump on the bandwagon”. Tarintino is trying to make mindless violence “trendy”. There is no real plot to this picture and the characters are all obnoxious. It seems that for a film to be considered a masterpiece nowadays, it must contain weird situations and violent obnoxious characters. Because this film was so popular it is a sad commentary of the times we live in.

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The Goonies 20th Anniversary celebration Reunion 1985 – 2005


From Flickr:

Welcome to Astoria, Oregon! Here is a special photo set which documents the 20th Anniversary weekend celebration of the movie, “The Goonies” in June 2005.

Over 1000 fans travelled from all over the world to visit movie locations, meet the following cast members, “Chunk” Jeff Cohen, “Mr Perkins” Curt Hanson and “Mikey” Sean Astin, watch the movie on the big screen and hang out with other Goonie fans.

Daily Dose of Ingersoll

In every department of human endeavor men are seeking for the
truth — for the facts. The statesman reads the history of the
world, gathers the statistics of all nations to the end that his
country may avoid the mistakes of the past. The geologist
penetrates the rocks in search of facts — climbs mountains, visits
the extinct craters, traverses islands and continents that he may
know something of the history of the world. He wants the truth.

The chemist, with crucible and retort, with countless
experiments, is trying to find the qualities of substances — to
ravel what nature has woven.

The great mechanics dwell in the realm of the real. They seek
by natural means to conquer and use the forces of nature. They want
the truth — the actual facts.

The physicians, the surgeons, rely on observation, experiment
and reason. They become acquainted with the human body — with
muscle, blood and nerve — with the wonders of the brain. They want
nothing but the truth.

And so it is with the students of every science. On every hand
they look for facts, and it is of the utmost importance that they
give to the world the facts they find.

Their courage should equal their intelligence. No matter what
the dead have said, or the living believe, they should tell what
they know. They should have intellectual courage.

If it be good for man to find the truth — good for him to be
intellectually honest and hospitable, then it is good for others to
know the truths thus found.

Robert Green Ingersoll – “Truth” (1897)

ShamWow Guy SlapChops a Prostitute

From the Smoking Gun:

MARCH 27–Meet Vince Shlomi. He’s probably better known to you as the ShamWow Guy, the ubiquitous television pitchman who has been phenomenally successful peddling absorbent towels and food choppers. Shlomi, 44, was arrested last month on a felony battery charge following a violent confrontation with a prostitute in his South Beach hotel room. According to an arrest affidavit, Shlomi met Sasha Harris, 26, at a Miami Beach nightclub on February 7 and subsequently retired with her to his $750 room at the lavish Setai hotel. Shlomi told cops he paid Harris about $1000 in cash after she “propositioned him for straight sex.” Shlomi said that when he kissed Harris, she suddenly “bit his tongue and would not let go.” Shlomi then punched Harris several times until she released his tongue.

And for those of you who haven’t been introduced to Vince:

(Thanks Jason)