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post #1 of 28
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Okay this week's pick will be Fight Club starring Ed Norton, Brad Pitt and Helen Bonham Carter. If you are one of the few who never saw this movie (like me) The basic plotline is: "A man disillusioned by what his life has become encounters an exciting stranger who introduces him to a new way of life."

I will likely be watching Friday. Saturday my sister's boyfriend's tribute band is playing, so I'll go see them for support. (Correction: I will be watching Saturday. The tribute band isn't playing until Friday May 6th, so I was totally wrong anyway. )Anyway, I really don't know what this movie is about except fighting and ummmm... making soap? Maybe I know too much already...

Fight Club (with cast and plot description)

As for the cheese snack of the week, it was going to be Snyder's Cheddar Cheese Pieces, but my store doesn't carry them. I've yet to pick an alternative cheese snack... I'm... I'm too depressed!
post #2 of 28
I will be watching on Saturday, because on Friday night I have to walk endless hours around a track in the Relay for Life. After that, I may quite possibly die and never get to see the movie.
post #3 of 28
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Originally Posted by Deb25
I will be watching on Saturday, because on Friday night I have to walk endless hours around a track in the Relay for Life. After that, I may quite possibly die and never get to see the movie.
You mean the Relay for "Death" then.
post #4 of 28
Ohh!! Great movie!!!
I might have to join in on Movie Night this time around. hehe
The fighting and making soap are secondary. hehe Just wait; if you really don't know what's coming, you are in for a ride. You'll either love it or hate it.
post #5 of 28
Another movie I've seen waay to many times... and unlike Dogma, I really would rather skip seeing Fight Club again. But I can still participate in the discussion.
post #6 of 28
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Originally Posted by Zoe'n'MissKitty
Ohh!! Great movie!!!
I might have to join in on Movie Night this time around. hehe
The fighting and making soap are secondary. hehe Just wait; if you really don't know what's coming, you are in for a ride. You'll either love it or hate it.
I really don't know what's coming. That's when I enjoy a movie the most.
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Originally Posted by pinkdaisy226
Another movie I've seen waay to many times... and unlike Dogma, I really would rather skip seeing Fight Club again. But I can still participate in the discussion.
Please do join in on the discussions then Ari.
post #7 of 28
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Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
You mean the Relay for "Death" then.
post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by Deb25


bwa bwa bwaaaaaaaaa... bwa bwa bwaaaaaaaaaa...
post #9 of 28
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Originally Posted by Hydroaxe


bwa bwa bwaaaaaaaaa... bwa bwa bwaaaaaaaaaa...


<----- Me, 'relaying'
post #10 of 28
Oh I have seen this movie sooooooo many times and I LOVE it. Can you get a better combo than Ed Norton and Brad Pitt??? I think not!!!
post #11 of 28
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Originally Posted by Ali012281
Oh I have seen this movie sooooooo many times and I LOVE it. Can you get a better combo than Ed Norton and Brad Pitt??? I think not!!!
Yeah, they are both really good actors. Has anyone seen 12 Monkeys? Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt were in that one.

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<----- Me, 'relaying'
At that pace you won't get home until Sunday... two weeks from now!
post #12 of 28
Fine. Is this better?

post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by Deb25
Fine. Is this better?
Nice ride!
post #14 of 28
Hope I don't knock down anyone else on the track.
post #15 of 28
I'll probably be joining you guys Saturday evening, as we are having our bakery landlord and his wife in for dinner Friday night (yuk). Deb, good luck Friday night at the relay!
post #16 of 28
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Well I just finished watching Fight Club and I'm a bit disappointed. First I'll tell what I liked about it. Ed Norton and Brad Pitt did a fine job as always and so did Helen Bonham Carter. She seems to have weird roles in any of the movies I've seen her in. The beginning was funny the way Norton was always in some kind of therapy. I also liked how the movie was unpredictible. What I couldn't get into was believing there were any good reasons for people to be beating each other up. It was just senseless. The same goes for the reasons he had for moving into a filthy house. -really weak, twisted ideals that were senseless.

Other movies that tricked the view in the same fasion which I liked are A Beautiful Mind and Sixth Sense. They actually had some moving moments and weren't based on garbage like blowing things up and fighting. Blowing things up and fighting can make a good movie, but not this one in my opinion. I also couldn't believe that Norton could beat his way out of a wet paper bag, let alone anyone he had a fight with in the movie. I also don't think all those people could fight with each other and stand to be in the same building the next time there was a fight. The results are just too brutal. People who like to fight don't play well together, so to have a room full of them on a regular basis without it getting out of hand??? I don't think so. I like to let go of reality when I watch a movie. For example, I don't believe in ghosts, but I wouldn't tear down Sixth Sense and go on about how it could never happen. I enjoy movies like Spiderman too. However, this movie's incredibly stupid philosophies and impossible events stuck out way too much for me to let go.
post #17 of 28
Sorry Ryan, I didn't see this thread or I would have rented it tonight (just watched Alfie, which was actually VERY good - Jude Law was HOT ... a suggestion for next week, Ryan? ).

I thought Fight Club was AWESOME! I saw it years back in the theatre and on video. Despite what people say, I think Brad Pitt is a good actor. And Edward Norton is an undesputably amazing and really HOT actor!

I know... I'm like a stereotypical male in reverse! Must be the Aries rising.
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by vespacat
Sorry Ryan, I didn't see this thread or I would have rented it tonight (just watched Alfie, which was actually VERY good - Jude Law was HOT ... a suggestion for next week, Ryan? ).

I thought Fight Club was AWESOME! I saw it years back in the theatre and on video. Despite what people say, I think Brad Pitt is a good actor. And Edward Norton is an undesputably amazing and really HOT actor!

I know... I'm like a stereotypical male in reverse! Must be the Aries rising.
And here I thought you were only after Matthew McConaughey.
post #19 of 28
Oh... he's just one of many!
post #20 of 28
I am with Ryan on this one. I think everyone I have talked to, including the guy in the video store when I was renting this yesterday, right away refer to this movie with glowing accolades and talk about it being one of their favorites all-time movies. It was just too brutal. I can believe the massive case of schizophrenia, as that was documented in A Beautiful Mind, a true story, but to see it manifested in the manner it was in the film was just too disturbing. The final scene with all of the buildings blowing up......I got the impression it was supposed to be some sort of poetry in motion, but since 9/11, that type of gratuitous destruction just plain bothers me. I just found the film too surreal to put any type of value on it. And, I'm sorry, how exactly does one beat oneself up to such a degree?
post #21 of 28
for the weeks movie thing, do you have to go and hire the movie?
post #22 of 28
We bought a beautiful mind a few weeks ago on dvd, id have to say that its really good, except i didnt really get it untill the end!
The only scary thing that i had to look away on this movie was when he left the baby in the bath.
I havent watched fight club and i dont intend to now :P
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by fwan
for the weeks movie thing, do you have to go and hire the movie?
Unless you already own it, yes. One week, I was lucky enough to find the movie on HBO.
post #24 of 28
ohhh
post #25 of 28
I've seen Fight Club countless times since it came out and currently my roommate and boyfriend both own it. I absolutely love it. IMO the movie does an amazing job of tricking your mind and the plot is solid. As a psych major I find the schizophrenic aspect of it very intriguing. Some of the real life cases I have read have dealt with beatings and murders by the schizo patient so for me it doesn't feel as though it's SO overblown that it's out of the realm of what could be reality. The acting in this movie is so great and the cinemetography amazing. I never get tired of seeing this movie.
post #26 of 28
Wow such good reviews! I really want to see this!
post #27 of 28
Astute observations, Katherine. I would tend to agree with you that the perspective is interesting.
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Originally Posted by katspixiedust
I've seen Fight Club countless times since it came out and currently my roommate and boyfriend both own it. I absolutely love it. IMO the movie does an amazing job of tricking your mind and the plot is solid. As a psych major I find the schizophrenic aspect of it very intriguing. Some of the real life cases I have read have dealt with beatings and murders by the schizo patient so for me it doesn't feel as though it's SO overblown that it's out of the realm of what could be reality. The acting in this movie is so great and the cinemetography amazing. I never get tired of seeing this movie.
post #28 of 28
I agree this is a great movie! It had me fooled, though, I didn't get it until the end!
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