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Forum Name: THE NUMBER 23
Forum Discription: Nominated for Worst Actor (Jim Carrey)
URL: http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1735
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Topic: NUMBER 23, Your Table is Ready!
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: NUMBER 23, Your Table is Ready!
Date Posted: March 01 2007 at 2:47am

COULD http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=179&PN=1 - THE NUMBER 23  BE JIM CARREY's http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=Battlefield+Earth&btnG=Search+Razzies.com&domains=razzies.com&sitesearch=razzies.com - BATTLEFIELD EARTH ?

REPUTEDLY MADE BECAUSE of CARREY's OWN OBSESSION with the NUMBER 23, and DIRECTED by HACK-for-HIRE JOEL SCHUMACHER, NUMBER 23 FEATURES the FORMER FUNNYMAN in FULL-ON PARANOID MODE. HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL WANNA SEE THAT?

THE NUMBER 23 COMES to MIND...

Carrey: "Geeze, mister Schumacher, couldn't you have given me your notes on how to improve my performance in a more conventional manner??"



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Ye Olde Head RAZZberry



Replies:
Posted By: whennow
Date Posted: March 01 2007 at 4:51am
This IS Jim Carrey's second Razzie nomination, and first win -- It's got to be! Let off for The Majestic, Fun With Dick and Jane, and Ace Ventura 2, he is D-U-E...

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Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: March 01 2007 at 7:12am

Check this out. Here's one of the many reasons why this film's titled http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0481369/" target=_blank name=actor2000>The Number 23 : This is the 23rd project http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001708/ - Joel Schumacher has directed (counting both his film and television work). I've even made a list of all of the 23 films Schumacher did starting with his first and ending with his last: 1- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072372/ - The Virginia Hill Story (1974) (TV), 2- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078762/" target=_blank name=director1970>Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill (1979) (TV), 3- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082558/ - The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981), 4- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085387/ - D.C. Cab (1983), 5- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090060/ - St. Elmo's Fire (1985), 6- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093437/ - The Lost Boys (1987), 7- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097116/" target=_blank name=director1980>Cousins (1989), 8- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099582/ - Flatliners (1990), 9- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101787/ - Dying Young (1991), 10- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103346/ - "2000 Malibu Road" (1992) TV Series (unknown episodes), 11- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106856/ - Falling Down (1993), 12- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109446/ - The Client (1994), 13- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112462/ - Batman Forever (1995), 14- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117913/ - A Time to Kill (1996), 15- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118688/ - Batman & Robin (1997), 16- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0134273/ - 8MM (1999), 17- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0155711/" target=_blank name=director1990>Flawless (1999), 18- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0170691/ - Tigerland (2000), 19- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0280486/ - Bad Company (2002), 20- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0183649/ - Phone Booth (2002), 21- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0312549/ - Veronica Guerin (2003), 22- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293508/ - The Phantom of the Opera (2004), and 23- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0481369/" target=_blank name=director2000>The Number 23 (2007). Which makes a total of...23.

Response from Head RAZZberry: Schumacher's responsible for all that tripe and has still never "won" a RAZZIE? The only title in there I'd even call close to being "good" is LOST BOYS. I'd say Ol' Joel may be due for a second Worst Director RAZZIE nod (he was previously nominated for BATMAN & ROBIN in 1997) come next awards season...



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Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: March 01 2007 at 7:15am
Yes, Michael Jordan did wear the Number 23, but now other athletes are wearing the number as well: Lebron James, Jermaine Dye, etc. And, the soft-drink Dr. Pepper also has 23 flavors. Sounds like 23 is a popular number...

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Posted By: tomsmo
Date Posted: March 01 2007 at 11:28am
I really thought Jim Carrey was good in some of these Movies  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109040/ - Ace Ventura: Pet Detective ,   http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110475/ - The Mask , http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109686/ - Dumb & Dumberhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119528/ - Liar Liar , http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0125664/" name=actor1990>Man on the Moon , http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0183505/ - Me, Myself & Irene , http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0170016/ - How the Grinch Stole Christmas ,   http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0315327/ - Bruce Almighty , http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0268995/ - The Majestic , http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338013/ - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind , http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0339291/ - Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events , http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369441/ - Fun with Dick and Jane . I'm not sure why choose this one maybe he wanted to wear long hair like Tom Hanks did in http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0382625/" name=actor2000>The Da Vinci Code  well if we does Razzies Jim Carrey kind wonder if he would show up to collect his award.


Posted By: jb razz
Date Posted: March 02 2007 at 3:50am
I thought that this was going to be an great and interesting thriller, and I
was surprised when it got trashed by critics and turned out to be a stinker.
Michael Medved said, "The Number 23 is actually the number 2, as in a piece
of number 2". I'm glad I decided not to go see it, I probably would have gone
crazy with disapointment.

When I first heard about this movie I was hoping I could finally get Jim
Carrey an Oscar nomination, but as it turns out he could end up getting a
razzie nomination.


Posted By: Vidiot
Date Posted: March 03 2007 at 3:00am
"Number 23" Tomatometer reading as of March 3, 2007: Fresh = 13, Rotten = 138.

Total US box office = http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=number23.htm - $17,633,643  

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Posted By: JoeBacon
Date Posted: March 04 2007 at 3:54pm
Hmm, 23 x 3 =


Posted By: tomsmo
Date Posted: March 07 2007 at 3:23pm

Funny post from The Showbiz Show with David Spade website when comes to taking your Kids to see The Number 23:

"Before you take the kids out thinking this will be a fun afternoon
for the whole family, this movie is not sponsored by the number 23.
They should really make that clear. My niece still can't watch
Sesame Street without screaming. When did Jim Carrey go from lovable pet detective to child hater?"



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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: March 09 2007 at 5:55am
I'm not sure if their criteria are entirely valid, but in Rotten Tomatoes' new list of The 100 Worst Reviewed Movies of ALL TIME, NUMBER 23 is ranked http://www.rottentomatoes.com/features/special/2007/wotw/?r=87&mid=1168260 - #87 ...

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Ye Olde Head RAZZberry


Posted By: tomsmo
Date Posted: March 16 2007 at 6:37am
I guess when comes to Worst Screen Couples for The 28th Annual Razzies, we could include Jim Carrey & The Number 23, since they shared The Most Screen time Together...


Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: March 18 2007 at 6:35am
Joel Shumacher will be on the potential nominees for Worst Director for this film, he's been nominated once, but lost that award to that talentless Kevin Costner for one of the Worst films ever made: The Postman. Jim Carrey's been nominated for a Razzie once, but not for Worst Actor, but he'll be on the list of potential nominees for Worst Actor.


Posted By: tomsmobr
Date Posted: March 18 2007 at 10:59am

I too had thought about how the Razzie Nominating Ballot should look when comes to The Number 23:

Worst Picture: Number 23

Worst Actor: Jim Carrey

Worst Actress: http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0000515/ - Virginia Madsen  

Worst Supporting Actor: http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0503567/ - Logan Lerman  

Worst Screen Couple: Jim Carrey & The Number 23

Worst Director: http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0001708/ - Joel Schumacher  

Worst Screenplay: http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm2043734/ - Fernley Phillips  

Worst Excuse For Thriller and/or Horror Movie

That's a total of eight Razzies Nods for this film!



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Posted By: tomsmobr
Date Posted: March 22 2007 at 3:25am

The Oscar will beheld on February 24th which means that The Razzies will beheld on February 23rd I wonder if this a sign that The Worst Movie of 2007 could turn out to be The Number 23 The Number 23 on The 23rd.



Posted By: tomsmobr
Date Posted: March 24 2007 at 7:39am

I was just on http://www.jimcarreyonline.com - jimcarreyonline.com , and they have announced the video release date for Number 23: 7/17/07. Note that this date does not ad up to 23. Oh well, you can also view Jim Carrey talking about The Number 23 "enigma" on You Tube with the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H24V-u7fNJM&mode=user&search - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H24V-u7fNJM&mode=user& ; ;search =



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Posted By: sportsartist24
Date Posted: April 01 2007 at 3:44pm
Tough for Jim. He's been funny in a bunch of films I've seen. Sometimes he's good in a drama movie, sometimes he's not. It came out in theaters February 23, but made more than $23 million at the Box Office. However, not only did it get bombed by critics, it also bombed at the Box Office. Right now, it's standing at $35.1 million at the U.S. Box Office, and worldwide, at $53.5 million. This film was definitely a bomb alright.

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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: April 14 2007 at 11:24am
...didn't this movie get "Two Thumbs Up"?


Posted By: ArtGirl138
Date Posted: April 15 2007 at 12:27pm

Just one review from Ebert & Roeper (or Roeper and Whoever-the-Hell-is-Filling-in-for-Ebert) doesn't automatically make this good. In fact, according to Rotten Tomatoes, only 8% of the critics in America liked it.

Trust me - sometimes a "Two Thumbs Up" goes to a movie that doesn't deserve it... 



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: April 20 2007 at 3:30pm
Yeah, well, sometimes they are mostly right because I really agree with them after watching the movies...except for Click was was excellent!


Posted By: ArtGirl138
Date Posted: April 21 2007 at 3:54am

...you thought Click was excellent?

*sigh* You know, comments like that don't necessarily get you respect around here...I don't know if you noticed, but the rest of the RAZZIE community isn't so keen on Adam Sandler movies.

(Just out of curiousity...if you think movies like Click, Date Movie, and House of Wax are good...what the heck do you consider a bad movie?!)



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Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: April 21 2007 at 4:54am
I even mentioned about that before. moviewizguy, do me just one favor. Just except the fact that we have our own opinions on those movies. And true enough, ArtGirl138, it sounds like moviewizguy is NO friend to the RAZZIEs.


Posted By: ArtGirl138
Date Posted: April 21 2007 at 6:14am

And no friend to good grammer, either... "was was excellent"? If you're gonna make a point, could you at least make your posts easier to read?

So...if he's being "no friend to the RAZZIEs"...you think it's possible to ban him? I know it can be done on most forums...



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: April 25 2007 at 12:21pm

Oh, I just don't like it how they nominate movies for just attracting people to it. It's true. Other movie sites said it like nominating The Blaire Witch Project for Worst Picture just for the fact almost every movie critic loved it and the Matrix Reloaded some nominations to with the fact some critics thought it was even better or just good like the first one. It's just me that I hate them doing that to attract people. House of Wax? They just nominated it for Paris Hilton! What other reason would they do it for? If she wasn't in it, HOW would be one of the best horror movies ever. Trust me, IMDb users on the board complained the fact that that movie got a low rating. Oh, and the movies I TRULY HATE are these:

1) Darkness

2) Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

3) Halloween: H2O

4) Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

5) Police Academy 3: Back in Training

6) Jaws: The Revenge

7) Yu-Gi-Oh: The Movie

8) White Noise

9) Saw II

10) Silent Hill

11) Doom

12) Failure to Launch

13) Cabin Fever

14) Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol



Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: April 25 2007 at 12:22pm
Yes, and Click was loved by almost everyone who watched it, except for those without emotions would never cry in that movie...just a thought because how can people not cry in that movie? Honestly, it had a great moral and played really good with the dramatic scenes.


Posted By: ArtGirl138
Date Posted: April 25 2007 at 1:08pm

*looks at your list*

Okay, your taste in movies just became 5% less questionable.



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Posted By: wetbandit82
Date Posted: April 26 2007 at 5:22am
I give the Police Academy films a little more credit.  I find many (not all, but many) of them better than what comes out today.  I think they started slow with the first few entries, then reached a higher level once everyone figured out their characters, with 3 and 4 being the best entries.  Then everything crashed again once Steve Guttenberg bailed out--ironic since Mahoney was the seemingly blandist of the major players.  Still, all in all I find the series a good watch and am somewhat curious about what the planned revamp film will do (reportedly all the major people still alive want to do it again). 


Posted By: wetbandit82
Date Posted: April 26 2007 at 5:28am
Additionally, I may add, Click may have been better had it not been the latest conduit of the studios's iron-clad black and white view of the way families should act and behave.  It's time they start realizing that it's just not that simple in the real world, that everything will automatically get better if Dad stops working.  Yes, he absolutely SHOULD make every effort to include them in his life--he would be undeserving of his role in the first place if he didn't--but honestly the vast majority of dads out there CAN balance this just fine because they're flexible enough to give and take as needed.  Implying that no father can do this without some dumb twist of fate or enough cruel barbs from their loved ones is pure irresponsibility on the studios' parts (and says a great deal about their own home lives as well). 


Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: July 24 2007 at 5:20pm
With this film now out on DVD, this film has shown that it was NOT only bombed by the critics but also bombed at the Box Office as well. I guess most people like seeing Jim Carrey in a comedic role. Jim's going to be on the Nominees ballot this year, as well as Joel Schumacher, and both of them have been nominated only once, but never won.


Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: July 27 2007 at 4:13pm

Hmmm...Besides this film being released on the 23rd or February and that this is Schumacher's 23rd directrial film, there's a bunch more of these connections from this film.

1. Other instances of the number 23 connected (sometimes very tenuously) with the movie: - The last time Jim Carrey and Joel Schumacher worked together was in "Batman Forever." In that film, Carrey's character (the Riddler) also showed an obsession for numbers, which he used to represent letters of the alphabet in his riddles. The numbers were 1, 8, and 5. Batman figured out that 1 and 8 were meant to be 18. 18 + 5 = 23. The number 23 is a W, and in "Batman Forever" there is a scene of Carrey underneath a W (the gate outside Wayne Manor). - The address of the bookstore is 599. 5+9+9=23. - Walther's room at the asylum was 318. 31-8=23. - The number of letters in "Animal Control Department" - The apartment number across from the suicide blonde's apartment (959) - The dog in the movie is named NED. N is the 14th letter of the alphabet; E is the fifth; and D is the fourth. 14 + 5 + 4 = 23. - The numbers on Walters's car add up to 23 (906 8TC, 9+0+6+8=23, 20(T)+3(C)=23) - The numbers on Issac's car is 023 5HJ, H is the eight letter in the alphabet and J is the tenth, 5 + 8(H) + 10(J) = 23 - The store front numbers that Fingerling is standing in front of while watching Fabrizia & Phoenix add to 23 (12, and 110). - The film was released in the US on Febuary 23, 2007. - The number of Walter Sparrow's footlocker 87305 = 23 (8+7+3+5) - The PO Box that Carrey and his family mail the boxes to is "P.O.Box 977". 9+7+7 =23 - His birthday is February the 3rd, 2/3, 23.

2. The dog Ned goes to the grave of Laura Tollins, and it can be seen that she was born on February 10, 1968 and died on February 10, 1991, which was her 23rd birthday.

3. The office Agatha Sparrow visits is number 318, 31 - 8 = 23

4. The hotel which Jim Carrey stays in is called the King Edward's Hotel. This name plus the red vacancy sign added together equals 23.

But this one was not included: LT. The letters that appear on the bracelet. L:12th letter, T:21st letter -- 12+21= 23. And why? Because 12+21 do not equal 23. 12+21 actually equals 33.



Posted By: dipitlow555
Date Posted: July 31 2007 at 5:45am
I've always liked Jim Carrey. But what is this???


Posted By: whennow
Date Posted: August 06 2007 at 4:55am

What is this? It's totally atrocious!!!



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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: September 06 2007 at 11:23am
What kind of moron would actually make this.. Whoops forgot Schumacher was directing. My nemisis strikes again!

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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: September 06 2007 at 1:40pm
Originally posted by bruin_522

Check this out. Here's one of the many reasons why this film's titled http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0481369/" target=_blank name=actor2000>The Number 23 : This is the 23rd project http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001708/ - Joel Schumacher has directed (counting both his film and television work). I've even made a list of all of the 23 films Schumacher did starting with his first and ending with his last: 1- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072372/ - The Virginia Hill Story (1974) (TV), 2- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078762/" target=_blank name=director1970>Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill (1979) (TV), 3- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082558/ - The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981), 4- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085387/ - D.C. Cab (1983), 5- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090060/ - St. Elmo's Fire (1985), 6- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093437/ - The Lost Boys (1987), 7- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097116/" target=_blank name=director1980>Cousins (1989), 8- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099582/ - Flatliners (1990), 9- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101787/ - Dying Young (1991), 10- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103346/ - "2000 Malibu Road" (1992) TV Series (unknown episodes), 11- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106856/ - Falling Down (1993), 12- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109446/ - The Client (1994), 13- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112462/ - Batman Forever (1995), 14- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117913/ - A Time to Kill (1996), 15- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118688/ - Batman & Robin (1997), 16- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0134273/ - 8MM (1999), 17- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0155711/" target=_blank name=director1990>Flawless (1999), 18- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0170691/ - Tigerland (2000), 19- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0280486/ - Bad Company (2002), 20- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0183649/ - Phone Booth (2002), 21- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0312549/ - Veronica Guerin (2003), 22- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293508/ - The Phantom of the Opera (2004), and 23- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0481369/" target=_blank name=director2000>The Number 23 (2007). Which makes a total of...23.

Response from Head RAZZberry: Schumacher's responsible for all that tripe and has still never "won" a RAZZIE? The only title in there I'd even call close to being "good" is LOST BOYS. I'd say Ol' Joel may be due for a second Worst Director RAZZIE nod (he was previously nominated for BATMAN & ROBIN in 1997) come next awards season...

                                                                                       I loved "The Lost Boys", even if it was directed by the worst director ever. I, also, liked "Falling Down", "The Client", "Batman Forever", "Tigerland", and "Phone Booth". The others however were godawful. My bottom five of his are 5.) Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom Of The Opera, 4.) The movie currently in discussion, 3.) Bad Company, 2.) 8MM, and #1: "Batman & Robin".

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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: September 15 2007 at 5:49am
Originally posted by tomsmobr

I too had thought about how the Razzie Nominating Ballot should look when comes to The Number 23:

Worst Picture: Number 23

Worst Actor: Jim Carrey

Worst Actress: http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0000515/ - Virginia Madsen  

Worst Supporting Actor: http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0503567/ - Logan Lerman  

Worst Screen Couple: Jim Carrey & The Number 23

Worst Director: http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0001708/ - Joel Schumacher  

Worst Screenplay: http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm2043734/ - Fernley Phillips  

Worst Excuse For Thriller and/or Horror Movie

That's a total of eight Razzies Nods for this film!

                                                                                    You forgot Worst Remake/Rip-Off. It rips-off "Pi" and "Lost Highway".

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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: September 24 2007 at 8:00am

moviewizguy, why have you seen "Yu-Gi-Oh: The Movie"? I admit, I have seen it, but I have an excuse: I was only 12 at the time. Also, kudos (thought I'd never use that in terms with moviewizguy) for hating "Jaws: The Revenge!"

Originally posted by moviewizguy

Oh, I just don't like it how they nominate movies for just attracting people to it. It's true. Other movie sites said it like nominating The Blaire Witch Project for Worst Picture just for the fact almost every movie critic loved it and the Matrix Reloaded some nominations to with the fact some critics thought it was even better or just good like the first one. It's just me that I hate them doing that to attract people. House of Wax? They just nominated it for Paris Hilton! What other reason would they do it for? If she wasn't in it, HOW would be one of the best horror movies ever. Trust me, IMDb users on the board complained the fact that that movie got a low rating. Oh, and the movies I TRULY HATE are these:

1) Darkness

2) Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

3) Halloween: H2O

4) Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

5) Police Academy 3: Back in Training

6) Jaws: The Revenge

7) Yu-Gi-Oh: The Movie

8) White Noise

9) Saw II

10) Silent Hill

11) Doom

12) Failure to Launch

13) Cabin Fever

14) Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

                                                                                          

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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: October 16 2007 at 9:04am

Over at "Cracked," this was listed as having The Third Most Asinine Ending Ever. #2 was the "Planet Of The Apes" remake, and #1 was "The Life Of David Gale"... 

 



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Posted By: Jack Spencer Jr
Date Posted: January 26 2008 at 12:14pm
I just saw the movie, and it was garbage. There seems to be a lot of so-called thrillers this past year that are anything but. It was particularly flabby around the middle, but in this case, the first two acts are flabby. That takes talent to make the beginning lousy. Pretty much, the movie saved all the real plot twists for the final act, and this is not the least of it's problems.

It's sad, thought, a movie about the main character getting obsessed with something like the number 23 could, no... SHOULD work. It just doesn't. Yes, it's silly to go bonkers over a number, but that's kind of the point. Usually I like to play a mental game of how would I have improved the movie, and like a lot of movies lately, I'm stymied for an easy answer as this script isn't a fixer-upper but a total tear down. But one major flaw is that as Carey's character starts to read the book and falls into the paranoid delusion, he never questions or tries to escape it. Something like seeing the number 23 everywhere seems to be the sort of thing that would be easy to force yourself to ignore, the way a recovering gambler might take a deep breath and tell the clerk no, I don't wish to buy a lottery ticket. The idea being he would try to brush it off as the silly coincidence that everyone else tells him it is, until something else drags him back into the whole thing.

But nothing like this happens, so it become like the old horror movies where the audience asks why the hero is going upstairs to see where the monster is, or why they don't just call the cops, or get out of the house like the nice, ghostly voice says. Why doesn't Jim Carey just put the book down and try to put the number 23 out of his mind so his life can get back to normal? Well, for one, everyone who tells him he's taking things too far with this number business also tell him to finish reading the book, like the pack of nitwits they are.

The Number 23 is a movie that could have been a good study of paranoid fantasy, but the audience is left behind for the first two acts and when it finally come back to us in act 3, it's too little, too late.

The odd thing is, when the movie ended, the clock read 6:17.

Eerie.


Posted By: tomsmobr
Date Posted: January 31 2008 at 8:19am
Originally posted by Jack Spencer Jr

I just saw the movie, and it was garbage. There seems to be a lot of so-called thrillers this past year that are anything but. It was particularly flabby around the middle, but in this case, the first two acts are flabby. That takes talent to make the beginning lousy. Pretty much, the movie saved all the real plot twists for the final act, and this is not the least of it's problems.

It's sad, thought, a movie about the main character getting obsessed with something like the number 23 could, no... SHOULD work. It just doesn't. Yes, it's silly to go bonkers over a number, but that's kind of the point. Usually I like to play a mental game of how would I have improved the movie, and like a lot of movies lately, I'm stymied for an easy answer as this script isn't a fixer-upper but a total tear down. But one major flaw is that as Carey's character starts to read the book and falls into the paranoid delusion, he never questions or tries to escape it. Something like seeing the number 23 everywhere seems to be the sort of thing that would be easy to force yourself to ignore, the way a recovering gambler might take a deep breath and tell the clerk no, I don't wish to buy a lottery ticket. The idea being he would try to brush it off as the silly coincidence that everyone else tells him it is, until something else drags him back into the whole thing.

But nothing like this happens, so it become like the old horror movies where the audience asks why the hero is going upstairs to see where the monster is, or why they don't just call the cops, or get out of the house like the nice, ghostly voice says. Why doesn't Jim Carey just put the book down and try to put the number 23 out of his mind so his life can get back to normal? Well, for one, everyone who tells him he's taking things too far with this number business also tell him to finish reading the book, like the pack of nitwits they are.

The Number 23 is a movie that could have been a good study of paranoid fantasy, but the audience is left behind for the first two acts and when it finally come back to us in act 3, it's too little, too late.

The odd thing is, when the movie ended, the clock read 6:17.

Eerie.
Not really odd considering if add  6 to 17 it comes out to be 23


Posted By: Jack Spencer Jr
Date Posted: January 31 2008 at 10:09am
Originally posted by tomsmobr

Not really odd considering if add  6 to 17 it comes out to be 23


It DOES?!?

Oh.

My.

GOD!

It's true! No one told me this movie was NONfiction. Oh, endless magnitude! What does this number MEAN?!?

Seriously, though. I'm not making it up about the clock, which is what makes it funny. Would have been funnier if I had started the movie at 4:19, but you can't have everything.


Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: February 08 2010 at 9:46am

The message of the movie is very good:

If we choose to believe a number is special,we'll see it ev'rywhere(that's one of the main themes in LOST).If some other director had made it,we would've find out he's 23 years old,he was born on the 23,or if you add his social security numbers you'll get 23.However,that doesn't mean is special.

The problem is that by showin'us this,the endin'changes the entire tone of the movie,and blows it.



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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: February 08 2010 at 1:49pm
Actually, the message is not "if you think a number is special", it's more "mind over matter". If you think something is special and you live your life by it, you may eventually convince yourself that your life is controled by that special something.
 
But the real reason why this movie is here is because it was directed by the man who ruined the Batman movie series, and starred a non-funny Jim Carrey, and in Carrey's case, funny is the only way he can make money.


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: February 08 2010 at 2:55pm
You're right!I forgot to talk'bout that!
 
Jim isn't just a comedian.He's an actor.He's gon'na do drama sometimes,and you can't hate him'cuz of that.


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: March 20 2010 at 2:21pm
I just reviewed this movie in Rotten Tomatoes.Please vote:

www.rottentomatoes.com/user/812172/reviews/view.php?type=2&id=1168260


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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: October 23 2012 at 10:12pm
It could be argued that this isn't a horror movie. But, it's Joel Schumacher and it's been a while since I review a Joel Schumacher movie.
 
When Jim Carrey's playing Walter Sparrow for the first part, he's decent. Not great, but not terrible. He works as a dog catcher. That's it for the good.
 
When Jim Carrey's playing Walter Sparrow in the second part, he bad. As a paranoid nut afraid of the number 23, he's funnier than some of his recent comedy roles. His movie wife Virginia Madson is bad as well. The less said about her performance in the story within a story the better. And Logan Lerman is annoying as Hell as their son Robin. His name is Robin Sparrow. Geddit?
 
When Jim Carrey's playing Detective Fingerling he's f*cking horrible!!! He's completely over his head here. His performance is groan inducing without being hilariously bad. I'm going to say something incredibly shocking now: Joel Schumacher's direction isn't the worst thing here!!! He still can't direct, create tension, or make us care about the characters, but he's not the worst. The worst thing is the script by Fernley Phillips. All his script amounts to is Darren Aronofsky's Pi with dumber writing and worse actors. You could have excised the 23 plot from the film without changing too much of the story. Also, I think that this script might have been rejected a couple of times since there's a scene where Walter uses a callbox to call the police. This is a movie made in 2007 and he had the son with him when he called. The son didn't have a cellphone? And let's not even get into the moronic twist. I'll be here all night ripping that too shreds.
 
It felt good to bash Schumacher again. Grade: F
 
Next-up: Hannibal!!


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