aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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Death to Smoochy (2002)
Posted by dav at 2003 June 1 12:54 AM
File under: Movies

I really like John Stewart and The Daily Show, so I decided to put Death to Smoochy on my netflix queue.

The movie is about corruption and criminal underworld influences in children's television programming. Stewart plays a network executive, Robin Williams plays a psychotic children's show host and Edward Norton stars as Smoochy the Rhino, the show host with a heart of gold.

Stewart is always deriding either the movie or his performance in it, so I wasn't expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised. The movie is quite funny and has some good performances. Stewart isn't great but he's not so bad either, and he has a minor role in any case. I thought Edward Norton did a fine job although I would have liked to see the submerged anger of his character fleshed out better. Robin Williams was in over-the-top full psycho mode, which I personally always find fun to watch. The main problem with the movie was it was probably a bit too long.



Posted by: Dav on July 9, 2003 11:34 AM

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