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May 18, 2006


Forget Ebert! I want a review that includes a thorough description of the film, the venue, and the reviewer's bodily conditions at the time of viewing AND at the time of writing the review! Now THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT!

I just brought a vistitor to the Chinese Theater and she had a good question -- what happens when they run out of space? Even though the chain is owned by Mann's -- I think the city should put some money into sprucing the place up a little more. It still is a major LA attraction. And stop putting less-than-stellar stars there -- Steven Seagal?

Feel better, Danny.

Of all people who I would think would NEVER
go see "Poseidon...." (how good could it be with Shelly Winters anyway?)

Well, this was very interesting. I actually probably won't see this movie till it comes on those commercial free cable movie stations...(Which could be sooner than later according to your review if I see it at truly does not interest me even as a curiosity...
In all honesty I thought the first one was pretty rank...and at the time it came out the big attraction was all the stars that were in it...
I love that you really did such a thorough review of the current updated version that maybe I don't feel bad about having no real interest in it!

LOVE Grauman's Chinese...always have and always will.

This summer movie season seemed promising but is rapidly sinking.

You're a master at this: winding personal trauma, cinematic and architectural history, and a chronicle of cultural decline into a single post. Bravo.

Now go get some Benadryl.

I'm with David. Grab a benadryl. You've earned it!

Thanks, David and Vicki--I used Caladryl and my rash has finally disappeared, at least until my next cinematic disappointment.

Neil, they're a long way from running out of space in the Chinese Theatre forecourt. But as far as I'm concerned they should put a moratorium on that—I agree that seeing the likes of Stevan Seagal there makes me want to rent a jackhammer and commit a misdemeanor. I was horrified to see that butting up against Norma Talmadge's footprints is the upside-down badly executed footprints of Samuel L. Jackson. I have nothing against that actor but there needs to be more rhyme and reason to that placement.

"Poseidon" is already a distant memory but for the life of me I cannot get the words to that original theme song out of my head. Maureen McGovern recorded it that year and it was an enormous hit, and I have to admit it captured the feel of the movie a thousand times better than those dumb songs in the new film.

Never reluctant to share my self-torture, I would like all readers who saw the original "Poseidon Adventure" to sing along with me:

There's got to be a morning after
If we can hold on through the night
We have a chance to find the sunshine
Let's keep on looking for the light.

Oh can't you see the morning after?
It's waiting right outside the storm
Why don't we cross the bridge together
And find a place that's safe and warm?

It's not too late
We should be giving
Only with love can we climb
It's not too late
Not while we're living
Let's put our hands out in time.

There's got to be a morning after
We're moving closer to the shore
I know we'll be there by tomorrow
And we'll escape the darkness
We won't be searching anymore!

This movie rocked! You gotta see it in 3d! Jimmy Bennett saves the day again, as he did in Hostage. Bruce willis just helped, but he got all the credit. The rest of yhe cast is boring as a still lake. At least Jimmy was funny. Like when he tried to trade the PSP for the poker chips. That was classic!

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