Zero Effect

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  1. Ryanwb

    Ryanwb Banned

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    WOW! Great, great movie. Really good plot and nice supportive acting. It was on cinemax last night and I stayed up till 2 am to watch it. Check it out

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120906/
     
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    mdamien13 Go Cardinals! Yay!!!

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    This is one of my all-time favorite movies. I thought Bill Pullman did an incredible job in his role. Ben Stiller was surprisingly good in a straight role. I always show this one to people I know who haven't seen it yet. Highly recommended.
     
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    Very cool movie. :thumbup:
     
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    Ive seen this, and I cannot remember one iota about it. Besides the box cover. Must not have had a lasting effect on me.
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    Exactly my response.
     
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    It's about a guy who, when he's not working, writes bad music and has no real friends...maybe you simply blacked it out. :D
     
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    watched it tonight.

    nice job by stiller & pulman.
     
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    Bada0Bing Don't Stop Believin'

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    Recently watched it. I love dark comedies, so naturally I enjoyed this little gem. Nice slow steady pace to it and as mentioned above a couple of good performances.

    Apparently it almost became a TV show (it was going to be a prequel tracing the early adventures of Zero).
     
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    I missed it the day it was in the theaters but it was one of the early titles to the DVD market and like so many early adopters I bought just about everything that came out back then. I was pleasantly surprised by the movie and it gets my vote for the best use of a Nick Cave song.

    The only downside to the movie comes from listening to the commentary. It loses a little bit of it's glamour when the director tells you how he just made up some of the best stuff in the movie. It's definitely worth watching though and I'm a Kim Dickens fan for life because of it.

    Steve
     
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    Bada0Bing Don't Stop Believin'

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    You're not alone there. The first time I saw her was in Friday Night Lights. Since then I've seen her in Deadwood, Lost, and Treme. I somehow didn't notice her in a few of the movies she's been in. Not sure how that happened, she's damn good looking for 45.
     
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    It's one of my favorite movies of the 90s. The direct is Jake Kasdan, son of Lawrence Kasdan. (I threw that in there to impress Chaplin). I was really impressed with his ability to hold together a challenging story. He then went on to direct Orange County, and I thought this guy was going to have a prolific career.

    Then he did the Dewey Cox movie and I've been cursing his name ever since.
     
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    I knew it was directed by Silverado Junior but I really just assumed it ended his career. Despite it's cult status on DVD it really tanked at the box office.

    After you mentioned his other movies I checked him out on IMDB. I didn't even realize they'd made a TV pilot out of this movie. I was also surprised to see he's done several TV episodes including 5 Freaks and Geeks. And the Dewey Cox movie should have ended several careers although hopefully not John C Reilly's.

    Steve
     
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    Yeah, it was a $5 million movie and only opened on 100 screens. That was a crime. It bombed because Castle Rock appeared to want it to bomb. I think they didn't know how to market it because they didn't know what demographic it belonged to.
     
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    So it had zero effect?
     

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