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We rented Artificial Intelligence lastnight and OMG what an intense movie. Perhaps being a mother has some effect on my perception of the film? I cried nearly the entire movie.

I feel that Haley Joel Osmet should have been nominated for and award for his role. Was he?

-- (cin@cin.cin), March 15, 2002


I just went and bought 'The Sixth Sense', which features Haley Joel Osmet and Bruce Willis (thump thump). A fantastic movie, and every time I watch it, I see something I've missed. I got the DVD with the deleted scenes and director's and actor's bios etc. Good stuff Maynard!

-- (cin@cin.cin), March 22, 2002.

ooooh yeah I didn't realize that Toni Colette, who plays Haley's mom in the movie, is the Australian actress who played the lead in Muriel's Wedding. Terrific actress and another great great movie.

-- (cin@cin.cin), March 22, 2002.

I'm beginning to feel like Lars here

-- (cin@cin.cin), March 23, 2002.

Do you think that people who pick their noses and eat their boogers, really enjoy the taste and doing so, or do you think they are just too lazy to get a tissue and dispose of properly?

-- pondering (life's@tough.questions), March 23, 2002.

The drummer from Def Leppard only has one arm

-- (, March 23, 2002.


I think I see the problem here. Haley Joel Osment is a good actor, yes. But his roles generally seem to be that of a crybaby wimpy-boy. He does a very good job of crying and being a scaredy-cat, very convincing.

This emotionalistic crap is the kind of stuff that women relate to, but not men. If Anita has seen these movies, perhaps she will chime in, or maybe it is even too overly-emotional for her.

BTW, if you like Bruce Willis in these types of roles you will probably also enjoy "Unbreakable" by the same director as The Sixth Sense.

-- Roger Ebert (Siskel @ great big theatre. in the sky), March 23, 2002.

I'm beginning to feel like Lars here

Ain't it great, Cin?

-- (, March 23, 2002.

Roger, I know a few guys who really liked The Sixth Sense, hmmm. Well a couple of them ARE the emotional types. But I didn't think of it as a gender-specific movie. Same goes with AI. Perhaps they are just too deep for you to really appreciate?

Lars, no not really. Hey I used deodorant, perfume, and I even showered! I don't have the plague...really. ;o)

-- (cin@cin.cin), March 23, 2002.

You must have misunderstood me. I loved AI, The Sixth Sense, and Unbreakable, which also features a wimpy kid. These movies are much more "sensitive" than your typical Bruce Willis blockbuster like "Die Hard" but in my opinion they are better movies. I was only suggesting that perhaps the majority of men prefer the action blockbuster movies, which is why you aren't getting the kind of response to this thread you had hoped. I could be wrong, but the box office numbers seem to support this theory.

BTW, Osment was nominated for his role in The Sixth Sense but did not get the Oscar. I believe he has a lot of potential but will have to exhibit a little more versatility (more than just the sensitive boy role) before he will win. JMHO.

-- Roger Ebert (Siskel @ took. the big vacation), March 24, 2002.

Pardon me Roger, I must have misinterpreted your phrase "emotionalistic crap". ;o) btw I did very much enjoy Unbreakable as well. Quite the surprise, since I'd never even heard of the film.

oh and...Siskel died? I'm always the last to know. Hey will someone please let me know when I die?

-- (cin@cin.cin), March 24, 2002.

"emotionalistic crap"?

Oh, I was being sarcastic my dear. I think that is how the typical macho male would refer to it. I myself am much more sensitive than that. I sometimes feel like a woman trapped in a man's body. Now that Gene is gone I'm not afraid to admit I was in love with him, but please don't tell the tabloids.

-- Roger Ebert (alas my amore @ poor Gene. gone), March 24, 2002.

I haven't seen AI, but I looked at a review . What, exactly, is the difference between AI and Millennial Man or whatever the name was of that movie with Robin Williams, save that this was a story about a kid instead of a grown-up?

I enjoyed Sixth Sense more for the story line than a great job of acting on anyone's part. I saw it more than once because I was too stupid the first time to realize that Bruce Willis was visible to the kid BECAUSE he was dead. D'Oh! If Sixth Sense was designed to elicit emotion, I missed it. Then again, I tend to watch that cable channel that does "Movies for Guys".

-- Anita (, March 24, 2002.

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