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10/10
Great Film.
20 June 1999
I've read through a lot of reviews here and I gotta ask what film you people were seeing? I've seen it four times and while the first was exciting beyond belief, the 3 following times were just as fun. This was a good film. Not as good as The Empire Strikes Back, but better than Jedi. I mean the film is good. Here are the things I like the Most about the Film: 1. Qui-Gon Jinn. This guy was awesome. 2. Queen Amidala, She had the same kind of strength and determination as Princesses Leia did in the orginials. 3. Special Effects. God, they were good. Much like A New Hope, Lucas Film Ltd. and ILM has set a new standard in Special Effects. 4. Darth Maul. Unlike Vader, you could see his facial expressions that made him look more evil. This guy would whoop Vader's ass in a lightsaber duel. 5. Pod Race. The Noise pollution was great in this part of the film. 6. Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi. I could swear that was just a computer enhanced Alec Guinness at times. hehe. 7. The Queen's Captain. That guy was awesome too. Who ever he was, was probably the best actor in this movie. He showed concern for the Queen and gave his opinion forcefully. 8. Darth Sidious. Ok, we don't know who he is yet, but hey he had the voice of the Dark Side. 9. Battle Droids. Great Idea, why doesn't the emperor save time and money in the orginals and use battle droids? 10. Watto, he had some great lines and was generally cool. 11. Gungan City. How could such a dippy race have such a cool city. 12. There's gonna be 2 more after this one. Lucas has said that he made this one light hearted, because the next two are gonna be rather dark. 13. C3PO. Ok, in this movie he was the best. "I find that Jar-Jar to be quite odd in deed." One of the best lines in the movie. 14. Senator Palpatine talking to Anakin. "And you young Skywalker, we will watch your career with great interest." Yep, you bet. 5 things I hated in this movie, just like the orginial 3 there were sucky moments. 1. Anakin's mom. Bleh. Over actress. Terrible job and terrible dialog. 2. Jar-Jar Binks. An inappropriate character for this movie. but wow did he look real. Not as bad as Anakin's Mom. 3. The Gungan-Battle Droid fight. Still better than the Ewok-Stormtropper fight, more believeable too. 4. Miti-clorains? A scientific way to tell if the force is with them, what's with this? 5. No Han Solo. I know he's not even born yet, but man Han was awesome in the other three.
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Inspector Gadget (1983–1986)
The Movie and Such.
20 June 1999
I remember watching this cartoon as a kid thinking that his niece should be the detective not him. My older brother said that was part of the comedy of the show that he takes the credit for all her work. I'm 19 now and look forward to the July 23 opening date for the movie. I just hope that Matthew Broderick is better in this than Godzilla. It won't be the biggest movie of the summer, Phantom Menace already took that honor, but I'm optimistic that it will do well.
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10/10
When I first saw it.
2 June 1999
I was disappointed. I saw Return of the Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back before I ever saw A New Hope. I thought Owen and Beru's dying was a bad way to get Luke off the farm. I wanted a big argument between Luke Obi-Wan and Owen. Then at the end when Luke got the honor of destroying the Death Star was a little cheesy and such. The Light Saber duel was bad, yawn. That was when I was 10 years old. I'm now 19 and I still think A New Hope is not the best out of the 3. It's a great movie and the Special Editions were awesome, it didn't get me hooked like Empire and Jedi did. It made me wonder how this film got well over 300 million in the late 70's.
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10/10
More than just eye candy!
19 May 1999
So far a lot of reviews have said that a lot of this movie is a lot of mere eye-candy. To me it was that and much more. If this was made in 1977, it wouldn't have been as big of a hit as would be now. But since we love the classics so much, we didn't mind waiting in line for 2 hours or 10 minutes, whatever! It was a good film, and much like other people, I loved the pod-race. It kicked ass. Damn Sand People, ha ha. Jar-Jar and the two headed announcer weren't as bad as people said. Jar-Jar had some funny lines and the announcer was almost as real as those guys on NASCAR races or whatever. Coruscant was an awesome city, so was the under water world. The ending seemed much like A New Hope, no metals, but it was generally happy and a kick-ass party. (Not giving much away there). Now you're probably saying: jeez is there anything you didn't like about the movie? Well, yeah. No Vader and no Solo. Darth Sidious and Darth Maul were cool bad guys, Maul was too quiet he needed to say something. Sidious has a mystery behind him. Who is he? What are his motives? What's he after? Questions to be answered in the next 2 films. C3PO didn't get much time, but he wasn't as emotional as the other movies. Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor worked well together. Jake Lloyd is ok for someone who's only 10 years old. Natalie Portman did a good job, but it seemed her accent changed a little too much. For Me: 4 Stars. 2 Thumbs up. 9.5 outta 10. Great Movie. Thank-you George for yet another chapter in Star Wars!
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The Matrix (1999)
10/10
WHOA!
19 April 1999
When I first saw the trailer for this, I was thinking: "Oh great, another Sci-Fi film with awesome special effects and probably nothing else good." I went to see it yesterday. I'm still picking up my jaw a day later. Wow, what a film. It is the best written, best acted Sci-Fi movie since Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. It was absolutely fantastic. I couldn't believe how great that movie was. It was a 10 from start to finish and the greatest film of the year, until The Phantom Menace comes out in a month. A big thanks for everyone who made a wonderful movie experience.
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The Postman (1997)
Too Long.
17 April 1999
I expected the usual 1and1/2 to 2 hour movie. Instead it dragged on for 3 boring uninteresting hours. The movie made me laugh, not because it was funny but because it was terrible. I mean I laughed at it like I laughed at Tommy Boy. It was a joke. I think Costner shows that he's well past his prime when it comes to movies. Let him work elsewhere now.
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Great Flick.
14 April 1999
Often times, you forget about movies, until they're on TV again. I just saw it Sunday night on Comedy Central and it brought back memories of watching this film when I was younger. I always thought about taking my dad's 69 Chevelle out for a spin with a few friends when we should be in school, but living on a farm, he would notice if someone left with it in the middle of the day with his car. It's just a great anytime anyplace flick that's fun to watch.
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Spaceballs (1987)
A good time.
11 April 1999
Watching this movie is usually a good time. I'd like to see a prequel for this movie after Lucas is finished with the Star Wars prequel. Of all the Star Wars spoofs in this film, my favorite spoof is having Snotty beam the president over. Of course, I often find myself cheering for the bad guys (Scrobb, Dark Helmut and Sanders), instead of the annoying good guys (the Princess and Lone Star). I think that a prequel would be a great search for more money. JRGTREK.
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Half Baked (1998)
1/10
Terrible. Terrible.
6 April 1999
First of all how could they call this a comedy, it's not funny. It was just plain stupid. It had no plot and was stupid from beginning to end. Nobody with an I.Q. above 70 would care about the characters. Without a doubt, probably the worst movie ever in the existence of the world. If there were a 0, I'd give it that. Worse than The Postman.
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The Simpsons (1989– )
Still Great after all these years.
3 April 1999
As many of the other people here have said, this show is still great after all these years. Everyone knows the characters and the ideas behind the show. I miss Phil Hartman and his voice. The character I'm most alike is the comic book guy, doesn't say a lot for me, does it? My Favorite Episode is the one where they add a character to Itchy and Scratchy. Then at the same time they add a character to the Simpsons family (Roy). That episode had the perfect satire. While King of the Hill got old in the first season, got sick of everyone swearing in South Park, got sick of Beavis and Butthead saying a bunch of worn out buzzwords, the Simpsons has progressed with time and have achieved what few cartoons can: Longevity. This past season has been somewhat of a disappointment in my book. It has seemed that there haven't been many good ones this season. I hope that next season the Simpsons will have some better episodes. The Simpsons still have years left to them. It could be a possibility they'll be around to entertain us for years with new episodes and reruns, which are always great to watch.
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My all time favorite.
13 March 1999
I think people under the age of thirty won't appreciate this film as much as some of us older folks (I'm only 35).

Despite the fact that I'm only 19 and that how much I loved Star Trek II, this one will always be my favorite movie. From the beginning to end it was a great movie. I know it's probably not 100% realistic, but the people in it made it a great movie and one that most people have no idea about. I told my friends in high school that I liked this movie and they never heard of it or said that they heard it wasn't good. It's one of the few movies I've watched on AMC. Jerry.
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Why is this show still on the air?
12 March 1999
Why is ABC still trying make this show work? Let me put it this way: it doesn't, ok? I mean where is this Pizza place at? Do these people ever work there? The Characters at time seem flat and one-dimensional. The jokes seemed to be copied off other shows at time and the shows has no central plot or reason. I dunno, it just seems like a bad idea for a show if you ask me.
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Roseanne (1988–2018)
Not the most overrated, but close.
6 March 1999
This show would have tanked if not for John Goodman in the early years. He was the best actor on the show. Later Sarah Gilbert stole the show in this comedy, and was the main reason I continued to watch the show. Towards the end, the show seemed forced on us and at times, like the producers didn't have what it took to make a quality show. Like the guy who commented previously, I believe NewsRadio is a much better show, even without Phil Hartman.
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Why I ask, Why?
27 February 1999
Why did they make this movie? They could have made something better in 3 years than slap something together in less than 2. I can wait for good movies; I waited for 6 after the terrible #5 and the anti-climatic #4. I waited for First Contact after 5 years without a good Star Trek movie. God, I hope next time they'll think about the fans and Gene before making another Star Trek movie. I can wait for good ones, I can't wait to throw away bad ones.
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One of the 3 best.
27 February 1999
Of all three of the movies, I saw this one last. I think at times it seemed to stand still and not go anywhere, like when they started to talk about Doc staying in 1885 and the Party just seemed like a filler, just something to fill the movie up with. The best moments where in 1955 and after they saved Clara. It was a good movie, but it didn't really appeal to me the way the other two did.
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10/10
#1.
27 February 1999
This has been and always will be my favorite out of the trilogy. First, they went to a future that looked much like the pretty cool 30 years later. The Cubs won the World Series, they still have newspapers, everything seems hopeful and optimistic about the future. It looks like everything is going fine until Marty bought that damn book. You could tell this one has a little bit deeper plot compared to the first and third one. I think that this one shows the real trouble of time traveling and why there should be no attempt to do so.
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Mallrats (1995)
Best of the trilogy.
20 February 1999
Jay and Silent Bob were at their best in this film. In Chasing Amy, they were only there for a scene and in Clerks they didn't seem to be a main part of the movie or plot. Whether it was Jay getting the contestants high or Silent Bob trying to use the jedi mind trick or the vulcan neck pinch, they were a very important part of the movie. The truth is that I've seen Clerks twice and couldn't see the point to that movie or much of the comedy that's claimed to be in it. Chasing Amy was too mature and complicated for me. I didn't understand a lot of it and the ending seemed unfulfilling, like something was missing. JRGTREK.
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Great Movie.
20 February 1999
In 1988, during the taping of this movie, I heard updates on the news everyday about what they did. I remember how nobody could get in to the theathers of this movie in the first 5 weeks, the radio stations had the one line of the movie over and over again: "Hey is this heaven? No, it's Iowa." I love baseball and Iowa, so it was a great movie for me. This is Kevin Costner at his best, why? The Postman and Waterworld, 'Nuff Said. I'm more of a Sci-Fi freak, but this was the movie that changed the way people see Iowa. I remember interviews in the paper that said people from California saying they were shocked about how beautiful Iowa was and how they wanted to come back to Iowa soon. I think this is a movie for the ages, even ten years later, it still seems like yesterday when they came to Iowa to create a masterpiece. JRGTREK.
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Varsity Blues (1999)
It was Good.
6 February 1999
I liked it. It brought back memories of my high school days. Ok, so it was some what predictable, I didn't care. I liked it because it reminded me of why I loved high school football so much. Coach Kilmer ticked me off so many times, he probably was the best actor in this movie. I felt sorry for Billie Bob, having to put up with a coach like that sometimes. It made me realize how great my coach really was. It was a good movie IMO and I think it shows what's wrong with high school sports in some parts of the country.
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Better than the Prequel.
7 January 1999
This sequel is better than the first. It seemed in the first movie, the acting was worse and it was a little more corny. And after a while I got sick of him saying "I picked a bad week to stop doing..." This one had more humor: The Trial, The mad Bomber, The pilots, Shatner, the idea of living on the moon, ET, etc. This movie had more to laugh at and such. Plus it finished the series nicely.
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Just Shoot Me! (1997–2003)
It's Great.
1 January 1999
I love this series. The thing that got me to watch it was David Spade is on the show. He's probably one of the best actors I've seen in a while, it's great to see him on there. My favorite episode was the one where Mark Hammil (Luke Skywalker) was on the show. He seemed to have a lot of fun doing it and it sent out a message to people that he has his own life and he's sick of Star War psychos bugging him. Jerry.
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Not that great.
12 December 1998
My cousin and I agree. This Star Trek is terrible. I've watched about 10 episodes and tried to understand it, but it's just too boring and not close enough to real Star Trek (Kirk, Spock and McCoy). I like Voyager because it seems like it's much more simular to TOS. I hate what ST has turned in to these past 5 years. Jerry.
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Star Trek (1966–1969)
The Original and the best.
3 December 1998
I remember reading about how people hate the original series, but love the new stuff (TNG, Voyager, and DS9). They forget that the original series was the one that started it all for Star Trek, from the movies to the new series. It's probably the best, because usually, one can watch one episode and see one story. On the other hand, if you haven't been watching Voyager, you have no idea what's going on because it's a continuing story line, yawn. My favorite TOS show? Hmm....I think it's "Mirror, Mirror." How about those Klingons? Look more human than anything else.
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The Drew Carey Show (1995–2004)
Great Show.
2 December 1998
Since the show came out in 1995, I've seen just about every episode. I've missed most of this season due to school, but I love the show, it has been a great show to watch over the last 4 seasons. Drew has a lot of good jokes on the show and is a great example of an average guy making it in to show business. I'm just glad that it hasn't become as popular and overblown like Friends and Home Improvement. Cleveland rocks since they are able to keep their baseball team, unlike Pittsburgh.
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10/10
It wasn't bad.
1 December 1998
Compared to The Wrath of Kahn and The Undiscovered Country, this one comes in 3rd. While it was a good movie since the Borg were in it and we got a chance to see how Vulcans and Humans first met, there are a few problems with it.

First of all, you'd think a shot from a borg ship would be a lot more accurate and more destructive, they should have been able to destroy the whole missile complex. Second of all where did Picard get all of this revenge and anger from? I thought he dealt with it in "I, Borg", I mean he had a chance there to destroy all the Borg there ever was, but he dealt with it his anger and revenge, and let them live. Plus how didn't the Vulcans pick up the Enterprise? Ok, the moon's gravity obsucured the warp drive, but what about the quantum torpedoes and the destruction of the Borg Sphere.

Don't get me wrong, I liked the movie, but there are several flaws that just don't make sense.
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