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Oh my god. it's Robby!

spontaneously luminescent
I enjoyed Mallrats but it was not a good film the way Clerks was. And you could tell that even between Clerks and Mallrats his ego had skyrocketed. Chasing Amy is the worst dogshit ever filmed. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back was just...meh. Maybe ten minutes of funny stuff. Dogma was just dumb.

I did really like Clerks 2, but it's dependent on a previous original work.

I have never seen the Jersey Girl or Zak and Miri. Don't plan to, either.
Yeah, well, to be honest? I only gave "Chasing Amy" an A- because I've known so many people that did not have fond memories of it, maybe I only do because I have not seen it again for more than a decade, but I am OK with that. Sometimes viewing things anew ruins one's nostalgia for them. However, I do remember many of the reasons for others not liking it, they usually fall into five basic categories:

1. They're lesbians, I think, by law, people of this ilk are supposed to hate this film, that is if they even know about it.
2. Not into Kevin Smtih's particular kind of raunch.
3. Ben Affleck hate, this one, if memory serves, seems to often combine with #1.
4. Not Joey Lauren Adams fans, especially the sound of her voice which I adore.
5. They don't like the ending, this one I understand, because I hated the ending the first time I watched it! However, with some additional viewing, I realized how perfect it was.

-now I am wondering which category your dislike for it falls into :confused: though I am fairly certain its not the first one :p

As to "Dogma"
Was it a dumb movie? Yes, of course, but funny too, at least to me, then again I was raised Catholic, so a lot of it really hit me where it counts.
 

VivaGil

i've got no charm
I never understood the hate for dogma. I think it's partly due to the subject matter. I think it's his best film both technically and story wise. It struck a good balance of funny and dramatic. Also Alanis is God.
 

!Viva Hate!

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As I can't leave a profile comment, I'll leave this instead...
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!Viva Hate!

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I never understood the hate for dogma. I think it's partly due to the subject matter. I think it's his best film both technically and story wise. It struck a good balance of funny and dramatic. Also Alanis is God.

You say that like it's a good thing...
 

Oh my god. it's Robby!

spontaneously luminescent
I never understood the hate for dogma. I think it's partly due to the subject matter. I think it's his best film both technically and story wise. It struck a good balance of funny and dramatic. Also Alanis is God.
I think so too, except for the Alanis thing, actually, she is the only part of the film that I was like: "Really?"
she just doesn't float my boat, the only time I've liked one of her songs a lot is when
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these two dorks are singing one of them in "The Intern" :guitar:
 
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