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    Default Would you watch a movie starring an actor from MITM because they are in it?

    Would you watch a movie starring an actor from MITM because they are in it?Appanah and I were just discussing this on MSN and I thought I'd start a thread here too to see what you guys think.

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    Default Re: Would you watch a movie starring an actor from MITM because they are in it?

    I've seen Cider House Rules, Unfaithful and Wendigo, not because they starred Erik, but because they seemed like good movies. The fact that they featured the youngster from MITM was a mere coincidence.

    I also feel that the movie Unfaithful is intended for a very different audience to that of MITM. With references and themes of a sexually explicit nature, I can't think of anything more diverse than MITM. Erik seems to have a way of reaching out to a broader group of people.

    Justin and frankie on the otherhand, seem to star in movies that are targeted at peoplee in their same age group. I have to admit, that none of the movies to which Frankie and Justin have starred in have ever appealed to me.

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    Default Re: Would you watch a movie starring an actor from MITM because they are in it?

    My brother was interested in watching Big Fat Liar and Agent Cody Banks, so I thought I would give them a try, primarily because Frankie was in them, but I wouldn't watch them myself for just that reason.

    I tend to disagree with you appanah, I think Frankie and Justin reach out to audiences younger than them. Frankie was 17 when he shot Cody Banks, and how many 17 year olds watch Cody Banks?

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    Default Re: Would you watch a movie starring an actor from MITM because they are in it?

    Quote Originally Posted by yardgames
    Frankie was 17 when he shot Cody Banks, and how many 17 year olds watch Cody Banks?
    Well i watched Agent Cody Banks at the cinema when i was about 17, i'm such a loser! Mind you my stepsister, who i saw it with, is older than me! We quite enjoyed it but her friend nearly walked out! Still i wouldn't recommend it to anyone, but the only reason i went to see it was cos of Frankie. In fact she watched Agent Cody Banks 2 on a plane, and now i have no one else to watch it with! Also, i've seen My Dog Skip on tv, and i only watched that cos it had Frankie in it. It's ok, very soppy though, but the end's gotta bring a tear to your eye . I've not seen any of Justin's films, but if they were on tv i would watch them just to see what he's like in them, by the sound of it there's not a whole lot else to attract me to them. I agree that Justin and Frankie only seem to make "teen" movies, and as i've said before, i look forward to seeing them step up to play more adult roles. I like it when you stumble across the brothers in films when you don't expect it, like Erik in Finding Nemo (blink, or shut your ears i guess, and you'll miss him!) and i did the same for Cider House Rules. One film i did see that had Chris Masterson in it, was Dragonheart: A New Beginning, i didn't watch more than 5 minutes of that, so there are limits to the cr*p i'll sit through just to see the brothers!
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    One more thing, before you all get bored of my long, rambling posts, i really like Big Fat Liar! again, only watched it cos of Frankie, but it's a funny film man. I mean, not exactly high brow, but it's good slapstick stuff, and it's fast paced so it doesn't get dull. Also Paul Giamatti, who plays the "bad guy" is a quality actor (everyone should watch American Splendor, it's ace!). It's considered one of the low points of his career, along with Thunderpants, but i disagree, it's a good light hearted film, well acted for what it is, and it puts you in a good mood, and whats wrong with that?
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    I'm starting to become quite the Bryan Cranston fan and I wouldn't mind seeing some of the movies he has been in. I'm 20, so I can watch the R-rated stuff.
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    Default Re: Would you watch a movie starring an actor from MITM because they are in it?

    I've watched most of the movies with Frankie and justin in it, most of them are for about my age since i'm not an adult, they're pretty good. I would watch the movie depending on what it is about too.

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    My Dog Skip was excellent, but other than that I've never really been awed by a MitM-cast-containing movie. In the handful of roles I've seen Eric in, he may have been good but he was always a very one-trick character acted well - and there's nothing wrong with that, but I hate to watch a movie that I normally wouldn't for it.

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    Default My Big Fat Liar review

    I've finally gotten round to watching Big Fat Liar. I really liked the initial premise of the movie and the first 15 minutes or so. The idea of a inveterate teen liar, who at long last gets into big trouble, and then has to prove against all odds that his tall tale of a stolen script is genuine, and redeem himself in the process, is a good one. Frankie, as always, is engaging, lively, charming and versatile, and he's well matched with Amanda Bynes.

    When I watched the opening sequences, I decided this was not supposed to be a slapstick farce (where everyone is racing around like frantic fools, knocking over and throwing stuff), or an absurdist comedy (where anything might happen, from, say, talking llamas to breakdancing nuns), but a story-driven comedy with some believability to it, some sort of Ferris Bueller take-off, which I could appreciate. I always have this notion that even in comedy, a story should stay true to its own premise and should stick to what is imaginable within its context.

    Frankie may play a highly skilled cheat, but he's still a young teen, and the scenes at school and at home are true to that. That's why I got hugely disappointed by the plot development. When I saw the silly scene of Amanda's older movie brother dressing up like a girl to prove to his senile grandma that he was his sister, I got my doubts, but I really thought the movie took a wrong turn when a taxi driver (Scrubs' Donald Faison) mistakes Frankie in his slacker gear for some wealthy fur distributor, just by telling him he's the guy on the sign he's holding up.

    This crossed the line from Frankie being just a fairly ordinary kid to some super-con man/whizkid on an equal footing with adults. Apart from the fact that more and more plotholes got in the way, this continues when we see Frankie and Amanda running around on the studio lot, snooping around and bursting into offices, private property and other buildings with perfect ease, sabotaging cars and messing about with computers like seasoned professionals in a farcical series of events that my movie guide rightly calls 'inane antics that quickly wear thin and will only prove riveting to the preteen crowd'.

    I thought this was a let-down and a sell-out, not to mention some sequences (as in most teen comedies, I must admit) whose sole purpose seemed they were put in and edited to match some song being plugged on the soundtrack. Turning to the online cast and crew list of IMDB, I noticed that this was the brainchild of Dan Schneider, responsible for countless fairly simple-minded, farcical Nickelodeon fare like iCarly, Zoey 101 and Drake & Josh, so I guess this is all I should have expected and all I could have asked for. Technically speaking, the movie is impeccable, running very smoothly, with a high-gloss look to it.

    Still, I think it's a pity to see capable actors under-used in this way, and an audience which can be called discerning and reasonable mature being short-changed. Of course, it all had to end on very a moralistic note, there was no escaping that obligatory element either. Yes, I guess I'm perhaps too old for this, but I do think it's bad underestimating your viewers, even if they're young teens. MITM always took its audience seriously with its intertwined plots, and story twists and asides adults would really enjoy as well.
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    Default Re: Favorite Movie to star a MITM Star

    Agent Cody Banks, Big Fat Liar, My Dog Skip (hopefully Stay Alive) - Frankie
    Max Keeble's Big Move - Berfy (didn't notice he was in it the first time I watched)
    Unfaithful - Erik (Main reason, but I got into the feel of it)

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