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- As promised I have added 2 more reviews of JM, plus Buzz
has retired from his lengthy career here at the Pit. I have a
few of my own reviews to post as well and will try to get those up
sometime this weekend as well.
- I must have been really hammered last night, but I updated my column
for the first time in months. I'm really going to try to post
some stuff that JM has sent which is gold, plus I have some other
random crap to post as well this weekend.
- Master and Commander was quite impressive, so check that out
here and I've posted many
more new reviews and a couple of updates. JM and the crew have
a big debate over a top 40 directors list that can been viewed
here. I have a follow up from us rebutting this hack of
work but I have to decide how I want to post it, so check back for
further details. We are also highly anticipating a DVD from an
Independent filmmaker titled Expiration.
- Matrix Revolutions sucks ass, that's right the next time I feel
like viewing the "Passion of Christ" I'll actually pay to see the
Mel Gibson head turner. Talk about a damn big time let
down, after the greatness of Reloaded we get the god damn ass
pummeling not seen since "The Governess" or that other ass flick
Sodimize and Godzilla, that's not the real name of the movie but
hell if I can think of it when I'm drunk as hell. Eat
- DrunkenMaster is a slacker, however since I'm on vacation this
week maybe I'll pull my head out of my ass. However here's
Jurassic view of Lost in
- DrunkenMaster has gone apeshit with posting, not only did he
update his column, but the review
section has a hoard of new and updated reviews.
- DrunkenMaster is back in control of posting after Buzz's short
return to command, new reviews should be uploaded this weekend.
- Ode to Charles Bronson by DM
This is an actor that had a career of which I can not describe.....Could he be called an action movie star. I think not......comedy and drama were
definitely not his calling. Emotion.......As those of the pitt have witnessed, I show more emotion while brewing my purple rain boxed wine. Yet from around the early fifties through the late nineties this man was in countless movies. Some of his more
memorable roles would be The Great Escape, The Dirty Dozen, the Death Wish series, and the
Magnificent Seven. Surely he was in many more movies worth mentioning however I'm only mentioning the ones I've seen. I'm not a fan of his acting range but for
Drunken Master he's on my top ten shitty actors whom I love list. He's right up there with Rutger Hauer and Kurt Russell. A shame he passed away so early may he be remembered fondly for his roles that brought audiences to the theatre. At 81, he died too young.
- Our site got hacked by Drunken Master in his natural state.
(I fixed it.)
p.s. - he updated his cult thingy... check it out.
- Our 200th review is Matrix
Reloaded, do I hear an Amen!
- I got some new reviews up today kids. Check them out in the A-Z
Reviews. More reviews to come soon.
- For the Movie Pit and fans of Katharine Hepburn:
Katharine Hepburn died today (6/29/03) at the age of 96.
Hepburn provided me with many hours of entertainment. I have enjoyed her roles in at least five decades. But, I can hardly pick my favorite role. Neither could
Hollywood. She was nominated for 12 Oscars and received a record four Best Actress awards.
If you have not seen these, than I highly recommend the following:
The Philadelphia Story (1940). Hepburn must have had an ear for great dialogue (I will allude to that later). She was already well known when TPS was released.
She had done Stage Door, Bringing Up Baby and Holiday. But, who knew that TPS would be one of the most sophisticated films of all time. Due credit should go to
co-stars Cary Grant and James Stewart.
The African Queen (1951). I've seen TAQ four times. I'll wager movie-fan/director Steven Spielberg has seen it more than a dozen. TAQ is that influential; it's
that good. Directed by the legendary John Huston and co-starring Humphrey Bogart in his best role, TAQ is Hollywood adventure at its finest.
Summertime (1955). Hepburn usually worked with great talent. Summertime was directed by David Lean (Great Expectations, Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on
the River Kwai). Summertime was shot on location in "Technicolor" Venice. There is an unspoiled quality to the picture that could never exist today.
Hepburn plays a shy woman seeking romance (you get the idea). Summertime is a great looking movie with characters who want to behave differently because
they are exposed to an exotic locale. Summertime has its flaws, but we'll never see Venice like this again. And, we'll never see Hepburn either.
The Lion in Winter (1968). Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins (back in 1968), Timothy Dalton ("James Bond" way back in 1968), Nigel Terry and
John Castle round out an amazing cast with a screenplay that any writer would give his soul to have written. Darkly humorous and
completely devoid of historical merit.
On Golden Pond (1981). This was largely Henry Fonda's swan song. But, who else besides Hepburn could have portrayed the larger-than-life's soul-mate. If you
can watch Hepburn's "knight in shining armor" speech without a lump in your throat than we need to check your pulse.
I've left out a lot about Hepburn. She also made many popular movies with Spencer Tracy. Historically they had a long affair, but that's none of my business. Like
I said, Hepburn entertained me for many hours. Tomorrow, I think I may drive a mile down the road and rent The Lion in Winter. That's one I haven't seen in a long
- It is I, Darth Buzz, back at the helm. I want to thank
Drunken Master for his fill in work, you rock dude. As you can
see the Critics.Net title is gone and we are back to Movie
Pit. I will be doing some site maintenance and then posting
new reviews soon after that. Hold on to your butts.
- More reviews added for your reading pleasure....check them out here!
- Behold the new regime of the Movie
Pit. DrunkMaster has taken over the design hold of this
site, and has high hopes of creating new mayhem for all those
involved. Check back for updates as hopefully they come more
than once every fifteen months..