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sherrie87
28 May 2003, 20:34
Wooo I just ordered Blacktop on VHS and it is on it's way! Unfortunately, it's coming all the way across the country (California to Florida) so it will be a week before it's in my hot little hands. Anyway, my husband doesn't really understand why I'm all excited so I thought I'd share it with other Meat fans who DO understand what a thrill it is to see a "new" (to me at least) Meat movie. I'll definately be back here to chat about it with other's who've seen it once I watch it!

Sherrie

Asha
28 May 2003, 21:16
Well i haven't seen it, sherrie87.

I have heard that it's a great movie though, and was planning on getting it myself.
So I'm eagerly awaiting your review of it.

I hope you have a lot of fun watching it, just drag your hubbie along, put him an the sofa, give him popcorn or something and he will have a good time aswell :lol: (I hope)

Asha

Testify
28 May 2003, 21:17
i aint seen it either, but i have been advised to. its on my top 5 to buy. :lol:

White of High
29 May 2003, 00:04
I have seen it! And it's feeble. I have a big problem with Meat's films: I don't like them!

I've seen Fight Club and it's yeah, great... but I saw better.
I've seen Black Top and it's a simple thriller-action. Not good. But I don't like the actions!
I've seen RHPS and I must say it's terrible. I know everybody will hate me for it but that's my opinion. Sometimes disgusting.
I've seen Mighty but there Meat isn't an important actor of the film. And the film isn't best... but I could see it!
I've seen Motorama and that was the most terrible movie of my life. What was that? I don't know. shit!!!
I've seen him in Wayne's World. I hate this "comedy". It's a typical stupid American raving. Mike Myers' just making faces like Jim Carrey. I don't like them. And Meat "doesn't" play in it. Only one minute.

I'd like to see Crazy In Alabama. Till Meat didn't do enduring in the movie...

Asha
29 May 2003, 03:10
Why would anybody hate you for your opinion White?
If you didn't like those movies that's fine....

I can't Judge Blacktop, since I haven't seen it.
But I did hear good reviews of it, but when I see it I will make my own mind up about it.

dottie
29 May 2003, 10:01
I must admit I enjoyed Black Top - the character suited Meat to a tee -

The Flying Mouse
29 May 2003, 13:37
:twisted: I must say that I have a real hard time finding Meat's movies in the shops :( .

dottie
29 May 2003, 18:09
:twisted: I must say that I have a real hard time finding Meat's movies in the shops :( .

Your're right mouse. all of mine are taped from the t.v.

Testify
29 May 2003, 21:13
same here.

besty01
05 Jun 2003, 21:34
go to play.com and order them
they have most of them there

sherrie87
06 Jun 2003, 16:11
It has been 9 days since I posted the message that started this thread, and still my newly acquired copy of Blacktop is not here! They gave me an estimated shipping of 7-10 days, so it looks like the far end of the estimate is more accurate. Oh well, when it does arrive it will be my plans for the evening, at least. What better way to spend the evening than with ML as a psycho killer trucker? (OK, I can think of better ways to spend the evening with ML, but I guess that's neither here nor there!)
:lol:

Sherrie

sherrie87
09 Jun 2003, 22:56
Blacktop arrived in my (rain soaked!) mailbox today! My husband and I will be watching it tonight, so I'll let you guys know how it is. He doesn't realize it's an ML film, I just read the summary of the back of the box to him and he's all excited about seeing it. We'll see how long it takes him to realize my real motives behind purchasing it! :lol:

Sherrie

sherrie87
10 Jun 2003, 04:39
Just finished watching Blacktop, my husband figured out real quick why I bought it as soon as the credits came on. :lol: It was really different- Meat played a psychotic truck driver who fancied himself a relationship counselor of sorts. Kind of like Dr. Phil on a crack binge. He was going to make a young couple understand the meaning of committment even if it killed them (and he seemed to sincerely hope it did!) There were loads of plot inconsistencies, but the film is definately worth a look just to see Meat at his frenzied best. Heck, he was even all sweet and sort of romantic, all up until he tied the girl to his truck and tried to shoot her boyfriend.
One thing I did like was the little touches that served as an homage to my favorite film ever, Psycho. There is a shower scene, with ML's character peeking through a hole in the wall covered by a painting, just like good old Norman Bates. There is the revelatory conversation over sandwiches, and the parent killed following an infidelity- ML's character here could be Norman with a mountain more testosterone! Check it out- I wouldn't say Blacktop is an outstanding film, but it's fun to watch ML's character get unhinged in grand style. Worth a look, two thumbs up! 8)

Sherrie

Rushour
22 Jun 2003, 03:17
I have already seen Blacktop. It was on Austrian TV on the 4th of June, and I really like this movie. :D
Greetings Rushour[/img]

sherrie87
22 Jun 2003, 04:32
Rushour said:
It was on Austrian TV on the 4th of June, and I really like this movie.


Just wondering, but do they show it on Austrian TV in English or dubbed into German? Or with subtitles? I know that many people there speak English, but I was just wondering how they handle American movies.

Sherrie

Sue K
22 Jun 2003, 10:42
SHERRIE!

i loved your review of the film...i never picked up on the PSYCHO bits...and you're so right! your tongue in cheek style made me lol...("romantic up to the point")... paraphrasing...as i've YET to learn how to manage that quote gizmo yet...lol...

thanks!

tink...who just finished listening to BLACKTOP on the telly as she checked emails..XO

Sue K
22 Jun 2003, 10:44
and OH LOAF!!!

i yam now a LOAFER...

well..i be danged...

tink..danged...XO

Rushour
22 Jun 2003, 14:43
Sherrie87 wrote: Just wondering, but do they show it on Austrian TV in English or dubbed into German? Or with subtitles? I know that many people there speak English, but I was just wondering how they handle American movies.

No it was in German, I would prefer to hear it in original English, but there are so many people in Austria, who can't speak English or don't understand it so god, that they can watch a movie in English. There are never subtitles, it's always synchronised, every movie that comes from the States is going to be synchronised in Germany and Austria gets these movies then.
Greetings Rushour

CarylB
23 Jun 2003, 06:38
FM wrote:
I must say that I have a real hard time finding Meat's movies in the shops .

I've managed to pick up most of them from eBay and Amazon.com FM (ie US not UK) And Amazon.com's "used" pages are excellent!! Good used copies can be of perfect quality yet cheaper than the new version even including postage to the UK :)

Elsewhere tink loafed at becoming a loafer .. There'll be no holding her back!! Congrats :)

besty01
12 Jul 2003, 17:16
just watched it
very good film
hard to get used to meats side parting though :lol:

Vickip
13 Jul 2003, 03:45
One thing I did like was the little touches that served as an homage to my favorite film ever, Psycho. There is a shower scene, with ML's character peeking through a hole in the wall covered by a painting, just like good old Norman Bates. There is the revelatory conversation over sandwiches, and the parent killed following an infidelity- ML's character here could be Norman with a mountain more testosterone! Check it out- I wouldn't say Blacktop is an outstanding film, but it's fun to watch ML's character get unhinged in grand style. Worth a look, two thumbs up! 8)

Sherrie

Funny I remember when Blacktop first came out, some people compared Meat's character to Jack Nicholson's character in The Shining. But right away I thought the same thing you did Sherrie ... he reminded me of Norman Bates in Psycho :) And as a big Hitchcock fan, I love the way they play homage to that film :))

I think Blacktop's a great movie - Meat really does bad so good :P and I just love watching Jack go over the top !! Definitely two thumbs way up! 8)

Vicki

Vickip
13 Jul 2003, 03:47
and OH LOAF!!!

i yam now a LOAFER...

well..i be danged...

tink..danged...XO

Forgot to say Congratulations tink !!
Vicki

Sue K
13 Jul 2003, 03:58
and OH LOAF!!!

i yam now a LOAFER...

well..i be danged...

tink..danged...XO

Forgot to say Congratulations tink !!
Vicki

hey..lol..where ya BEEN...i b a SUPER DUPER loafer now.... :-) ...

ta luvvie...

tink..who's also learned to use the quotey thang..she THINKS... XO

sherrie87
30 Aug 2003, 16:12
This is very odd.....I got up very early in the morning for work a few days ago to find my husband watching Blacktop (or as he refers to it "the freaky movie where that guy you like gets all crazy and drives that truck"- hows that for a synopsis?), all on his own, on cable. Perhaps I have a closet ML fan in my home? :lol:

Sherrie

Sue K
30 Aug 2003, 16:44
This is very odd.....I got up very early in the morning for work a few days ago to find my husband watching Blacktop (or as he refers to it "the freaky movie where that guy you like gets all crazy and drives that truck"- hows that for a synopsis?), all on his own, on cable. Perhaps I have a closet ML fan in my home? :lol:

Sherrie

... they are a funny lot our men aren't they?..i mean...if i LOOK like i'm going to mention...YKW's name...we get the pouts on..however...he works nights...me days..and he'll be home...and call me to tell me...YKW..is on the telly..or YKW...was given a mention here or there....closet YKW fan?? hmmmm...perhaps they just are fans of us... :-) ... my husband is DEFINATELY ...my YKW scout... :-) ...

Bigmomma
13 Sep 2003, 18:27
saw this last week and thought it was brilliant.
Yes i thought he was a bit like jack nicholson as well.
kezzina

Sue K
13 Sep 2003, 18:51
...saw ONE HOUR PHOTO...starring Robin Williams last week and put me in mind of the Jack character from BLACKTOP...

Bigmomma
13 Sep 2003, 18:54
yes i saw that as well my hubby thinks robin w is brilliant, but
i was totally confused by this film, so hubby let me get blacktop 8)
kezzina

Sue K
14 Sep 2003, 02:16
yes i saw that as well my hubby thinks robin w is brilliant, but
i was totally confused by this film, so hubby let me get blacktop 8)
kezzina

yes..my husband and i are quite fond of robin williams ourselves..we're not really so much into his manic standup tho..as much as we are into his films..imo..he's a very versatile actor...

by the way ...big thumbs up on getting BLACKTOP... :-) ...

tink..

Vickip
14 Sep 2003, 02:37
...saw ONE HOUR PHOTO...starring Robin Williams last week and put me in mind of the Jack character from BLACKTOP...

I haven't seen that one yet tink ... is it good?
Robin Williams is a fantastic actor :)
Vicki

Sue K
14 Sep 2003, 03:05
...saw ONE HOUR PHOTO...starring Robin Williams last week and put me in mind of the Jack character from BLACKTOP...

I haven't seen that one yet tink ... is it good?
Robin Williams is a fantastic actor :)
Vicki

..it wasn't bad...the family portrayal..had to agree with the critics ..a bit shallow...that you really didn't care much about them..but robin williams was good...it was a bit ... okay...aLOT creepy...tho...williams character with similar head problems as Jack in BLACKTOP...worse really... i don't know...i think you'll have to see this one yourself to judge....

tink...XO

Vickip
14 Sep 2003, 03:15
...saw ONE HOUR PHOTO...starring Robin Williams last week and put me in mind of the Jack character from BLACKTOP...

I haven't seen that one yet tink ... is it good?
Robin Williams is a fantastic actor :)
Vicki

..it wasn't bad...the family portrayal..had to agree with the critics ..a bit shallow...that you really didn't care much about them..but robin williams was good...it was a bit ... okay...aLOT creepy...tho...williams character with similar head problems as Jack in BLACKTOP...worse really... i don't know...i think you'll have to see this one yourself to judge....

tink...XO

Very interesting .. sounds like it's worth checking out.
Thanks :)
Vicki

Bigmomma
14 Sep 2003, 09:45
Id agree with you tink, it really has to be seen, for explanations
totally fail on this one, especially the last 30 minutes or so...
yes hubbys, are nice hubbys sometimes eh tink... :wink:
kezzina

Sue K
14 Sep 2003, 10:40
Id agree with you tink, it really has to be seen, for explanations
totally fail on this one, especially the last 30 minutes or so...
yes hubbys, are nice hubbys sometimes eh tink... :wink:
kezzina

agree with you on both counts bigmomma....it goes a bit over the top the last 30 minutes...and yasss...husbands are very very nice sometimes...in my case..fortunately....the majority of the time... :-) ....

Pixiedust
14 Sep 2003, 15:52
very good film, meatloaf is a top actor.
pixie

Vickip
14 Sep 2003, 17:57
very good film, meatloaf is a top actor.
pixie

I couldn't agree more pixie .... Meat's a fantastic actor and it's a great movie :))
Vicki

ROSIE
17 Sep 2003, 20:02
I'm trying to get a copy but no luck, Amazon no, Blackstar and Virgin don't have it any ideas? folks


Rosie

ROSIE
17 Sep 2003, 20:18
found it Amazon US.


Rosie

Vickip
17 Sep 2003, 20:26
found it Amazon US.


Rosie

Great !! You'll have to let us know what you think of it :)
Vicki

ROSIE
02 Oct 2003, 18:03
Finally watched this last night thiught it was brilliant even the old git stayed awake to watch it, I must say I was mesmerised by Kristin 's nose I'm sure she has had a nose job since she finished this film it looks so different on Sex and the City. Sad muppet I am I notice these things i worked in plastic surgery theatres for years I can spot implants/extensions? a mile away


Rosie

Vickip
02 Oct 2003, 18:19
Finally watched this last night thiught it was brilliant even the old git stayed awake to watch it, I must say I was mesmerised by Kristin 's nose I'm sure she has had a nose job since she finished this film it looks so different on Sex and the City. Sad muppet I am I notice these things i worked in plastic surgery theatres for years I can spot implants/extensions? a mile away


Rosie

I'm glad you enjoyed it !
When I watched it, I couldn't take my eyes off Meat (Jack) :))
Guess I'll just have to force myself to watch it again to see what you mean about her nose :)

Vicki

ROSIE
02 Oct 2003, 20:09
Yes let know what you think about her nose????




Rosie

ladyloaf69
03 Oct 2003, 00:49
blacktop was a great movie . can't wait to see rustin . meats acting is great . haven't seen formula 51 yet , thats next. you rock meat

MooreMeat
09 Oct 2003, 08:05
Most of Meats Movies are east to obtain but a lot are only video until they release on to DVD. I have the companys that produced his movies and having them helps.

MOVIE TITLE CHARACTER ML PLAYS MOVIE COMPANY

Motorama - Vern net productions
The squeeze Titius Tri star
Chapter Two baseball player Columbia films
Dead ringer Marvin/himself CBS Pictures
Roadie Travis Redfish Tri star
scavenger hunt Skum Lorimar
Americathaon Roy Budnitz 20th century fox
The Park Bummer NYU film
RHPS Eddie 20th Century Fox
Diary of the Hurdy Gurdy man Burly Man Timberlake productions
Waynes World Cameo Paramount
To catch a yeti Big Jake Visual Productions
Gun in Betty Lous Handbag Larry Hollywood pictures
Leap of Faith Hoover Paramount
The Mighty Iggy Miramax
Gun shy Lew Collins Independant
BlackDog Red Universal
Bandaras ? ?
Crazy in Alabama Sheriff Doggert Tri Star
Fight Club Bob Fox
outside Ozana ? ? (THESE ONES DOWN
Formula 51 ? ? ARE AVALIABLE NOW
Focus ? ? tHRU ANY VIDEO
Blacktop murder ? ? RETAILER AS THEY
The Salton Sea ? ? NEW RELEASES)
Rustin ? ?

(Question Marks I have not reveiewd as yet)

Hope this Helps
Adam

Vickip
09 Oct 2003, 08:10
Yes let know what you think about her nose????

Rosie

You're right Rosie ... I just never paid attention to it before :))
Vicki

Skeleton
19 Nov 2003, 15:56
It really hard to find Meatīs film in Finland. Of course they show a few of his films but Meat is not so popular here so people donīt know him very well. But you can make a wish to the television companies that you want to see some film and they might show it sometimes. [/quote]

needmoremeat
24 Nov 2003, 20:53
There's an episode of THe Simpsons (can't remember which), but Marge is watching tv with her sisters, and there's a parody of Sex and the city on the tele. They had Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Catrall, Kristin Davis, and the other one (can't remember her name!), but only as lookalikes. And even on The Simpsons they didn't fail to do Kristin's nose :D Just thought I'd point it out :) Oh, the one with Tony Blair's gonna be on soon! Saw a clip on GMTV this morning!!!! He pinches Homer's dollar!!! :lol: