--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Alex Stanley" 
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" 
> wrote:
> >
> > I made the mistake of going to see "Hostel".
> > 
> > Why? Because I'm a big Quentin Tarantino fan and he executive
> > produced it...so, I figured, it must really be good.
> > 
> > Well, if you're into torture and gore it's good.  It's a real
> > gross-out.
> > 
> > Of course, I stayed for the entire movie.
> Amazing that the Mormon guy who pulled Brokeback Mountain from his
> theatre in Utah had no problem showing a film like "Hostel". But,
> then, this *is* a culture that would rather see two men holding 
> than two men holding hands.
> BTW, I saw Brokeback Mountain on Monday up in Iowa City. IMO, it
> didn't live up to all the hype. It was ok but not great. In terms 
> queer film, I think Mysterious Skin was a lot better.
> Alex

I have this thing about expectation when I see if movie: if it's 
been built up too much, my expectation is so much that, 
proportionately, the movie has to be that much better in order to 
live up to the hype.

That's why I try and know nothing about a movie before I go see it.  
I don't want to read reviews and I don't want to see previews.  I 
want to go in completely innocently...and I find I will enjoy it 
that much more.

Two movies that come to mind that I didn't know ANYTHING about 
before going to see them: "Rainman" and "The Crying Game".


I had NO idea that "Rainman" was about an autistic brother so I was 
completely surprised when it was revealed that the Hoffman character 
was the Cruise's character's brother.

Same with "The Crying Game"...I had NO idea that the WOMAN was 
actually a GUY, so I was completely fooled...and, yes, I did get a 
bit of a woody before the big reveal...and if that makes me gay, 
then what can I say?  -):

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