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Falken 
"Intestinal Fourtitude."

Ottawa, Canada

Posted - 14/03/2006 :  05:08:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Chris C

Anyway Foxboy and Falken have both posted "Breast side story" for First Nudie Musical. Sorry, Falken.



Noted and Deleted...

...sorry Foxy!

It wasn't intentional...

Falken
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Yelnats 
"So much potential!"

Canada

Posted - 19/03/2006 :  15:28:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"The Man With The Smallest Penis In Existence And The Electron Microscope Technician Who Loved Him" has a duplicate review with two votes i.e. "Itsy bitsy teeny weenie". Not being a wasteful sort, may I suggest attaching these votes to the legitimate review (by myself).
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Salopian 
"Four ever European"

Posted - 21/03/2006 :  09:01:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not a duplicate review as such...

I like Koli's review here; have no problem with it standing. However, I am unclear as to why it was previously rejected for me here, which I think is at least as apt, so that I had to submit an inferior version instead.
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bife 
"Winners never quit ... fwfr ... "

Singapore

Posted - 21/03/2006 :  09:57:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Salopian

Not a duplicate review as such...

I like Koli's review here; have no problem with it standing. However, I am unclear as to why it was previously rejected for me here, which I think is at least as apt, so that I had to submit an inferior version instead.



Without wanting to get dragged into a 'declined review' discussion, I will just offer my quick thoughts on why it might be. Bear in mind I don't know either movie, so I could be off the mark.

Seems to be there must be hundreds of movies where people 'look out to sea' or 'naval gaze' - so 'Naval gazing' of itself is probably generic. I presume that's why your review was declined until you added the Meryl Streep qualifier

The potential difference I can see with koli's review is that whereas in 3,000 other films an act of naval gazing is incidental to the plot, and in some films it is a small but important part of the plot, in koli's chosen film it is the plot. Even then, it probably doesn't get past 'borderline generic', but it may have been enough for benj or the MERPs to let it through
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Salopian 
"Four ever European"

Posted - 21/03/2006 :  10:51:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No, I don't think so. I'm unclear as to the gazing aspect of Koli's film, but I'll assume there is one. However, from what I remember, it is definitely a particularly distinctive aspect of The French Lieutenant's Woman (the standing on the cliff and all that). It is not as though 'gazing' just means 'watching' or 'looking'; there is a quiet/thoughtful element to it.

Edited by - Salopian on 21/03/2006 10:55:49
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Salopian 
"Four ever European"

Posted - 22/03/2006 :  13:54:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree that the standard for the novelty films is looser, although it has to be the case that theoretically things are equal (and I hate when perfectly proper films get ambushed here in a similar way). However, I maintain that the review fits The French Lieutenant's Woman better than any other (that I know of), since (i) there is actual gazing and (ii) it is core to the film.
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TitanPa 
"Up your nose..."

United States

Posted - 27/03/2006 :  17:43:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Benj, It seems Wickerman has 15 votes coming to him. for his Shallow Hal review.

"Gwyneth - she's all fat."


So sorry. Im usually good at spotting reviews before making them. Never intended to steal. Sorry.
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SoS 
"Englishman in Qatar!"

England

Posted - 28/03/2006 :  14:12:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
2 x "Fool Runnings" for Forrest Gump by PDHugh & Stoolz.

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TitanPa 
"Up your nose..."

United States

Posted - 28/03/2006 :  19:16:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Would these reviews be considered the same for Fantastic Four?

"Jessica should be visible." - TitanPa

"I prefer visible Alba." - GHcool

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Salopian 
"Four ever European"

Posted - 30/03/2006 :  13:17:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Whippersnapper
Whether a review gets accepted or not is a practical question, not a theoretical one.

The practice is based on the theory. Reviews are not approved at random, but according to various requirements; it is just that those requirements are not applied consistently.

Anyway, just came back into this thread because that review cropping up in my F.Y.C. made me realise that, due to being so used to it, I had neglected to point out a key aspect. It is not just a pun on a random phrase: the character's 'naval-gazing' is an archetypal example of navel-gazing. Thus, in its original form, I still think that it was definitely sufficient for that film.
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lemmycaution 
"Long mired in film"

Canada

Posted - 30/03/2006 :  17:06:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Midnight Cowboy--'Hoffman is walkin' here'.

Both Derek in Orlando & Pope George Ringo are in step.

There are votes involved.

ALSO

Spidey 2:

both Montgomery and Titanpa have "M.J. marries astro-NOT".

Edited by - lemmycaution on 31/03/2006 03:02:09
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MM0rkeleb 
"Better than HBO."

Palo Alto, CA

Posted - 30/03/2006 :  20:07:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
March 10:

quote:
Originally posted by M0rkeleb

Forrest Gump

Two reviews that run "Fool Runnings." Right next to each other, no less.



March 28:

quote:
Originally posted by SoS

2 x "Fool Runnings" for Forrest Gump by PDHugh & Stoolz.


The irony is delicious.
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RockGolf 
"1500+ reviews. 1 joke."

Canada

Posted - 30/03/2006 :  20:21:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The film The Best of Dr Suess" is misspelled. The last word should be "Seuss".
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SoS 
"Englishman in Qatar!"

England

Posted - 31/03/2006 :  18:50:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by M0rkeleb

March 10:

quote:
Originally posted by M0rkeleb

Forrest Gump

Two reviews that run "Fool Runnings." Right next to each other, no less.



March 28:

quote:
Originally posted by SoS

2 x "Fool Runnings" for Forrest Gump by PDHugh & Stoolz.


The irony is delicious.



Also very amusing is the fact that they are no longer right next to each other - one now has 5 votes and the other has 9! Clearly a few people rather judiciously voted for one rather than t'other!

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MM0rkeleb 
"Better than HBO."

Palo Alto, CA

Posted - 01/04/2006 :  19:26:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SoS

quote:
Originally posted by M0rkeleb

March 10:

quote:
Originally posted by M0rkeleb

Forrest Gump

Two reviews that run "Fool Runnings." Right next to each other, no less.



March 28:

quote:
Originally posted by SoS

2 x "Fool Runnings" for Forrest Gump by PDHugh & Stoolz.


The irony is delicious.



Also very amusing is the fact that they are no longer right next to each other - one now has 5 votes and the other has 9! Clearly a few people rather judiciously voted for one rather than t'other!



Actually, on the link I gave, they are right next to each other, becuase I have the reviews organized by Reviewer Rank. And that doesn't seem likely to change since neither one seems to be writing reviews anymore.
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