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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #315 on: December 15, 2010, 09:24:36 PM »
And about anoraks.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #316 on: December 15, 2010, 09:34:12 PM »
My big problem with Lars and the Real Girl is that I think it would have made much more sense if he got a dog.

And...and then the dog could talk, but only to him and...and they solved crimes.  And there was a hilarious climax on top of that slanty building in Chicago.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #317 on: December 15, 2010, 09:50:47 PM »
I wish the girlfriend had spontaneously caught on fire when they brought her to church.
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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #318 on: December 15, 2010, 10:01:06 PM »
I wish the movie had.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #319 on: December 15, 2010, 10:01:53 PM »
I loved Lars and the Real Girl. It's one of my favorite movies of the past five years.

Have you guys ever seen the documentary on Real Dolls?


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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #320 on: December 15, 2010, 10:34:37 PM »
See, I wouldn't have as much of a problem if it wasn't for the fact that the entire town is complicit in the whole thing.

For example, towards the end -- I hope no living person needed that ambulance!

That coupled with the bewilderment and sadness that Bianca's dying.  The town was playing along for Lars... Telling me that everyone got attached to a sex doll is a little silly. And then failing to understand what it means when she's dying is absurd. This whole thing has been shepherded by a shrink.  Has she not shared any of her thoughts with Lars' family? There's more comprehension of psychology and reality on any random episode of Hoarders.
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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #321 on: December 22, 2010, 01:39:48 PM »
I love that Cameron is complaining about how Avatar is "the most pirated film of 2010."  Jesus, asshole... The world is not enough, eh?

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #322 on: December 22, 2010, 01:42:27 PM »
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It was a heady bit of news, that 17 minutes of 2001: A Space Odyssey—previously cut from the theatrical release by director Stanley Kubrick—had been found, in pristine condition, buried in a Kansas salt mine. The question was: Would we ever see it?

Well, Warner Brothers has released a statement that clarifies the situation:

    "The additional footage from 2001: A Space Odyssey has always existed in the Warner vaults. When [director Stanley] Kubrick trimmed the 17 minutes from 2001 after the NY premiere, he made it clear the shortened version was his final edit. The film is as he wanted it to be presented and preserved and Warner Home Video has no plans to expand or revise Mr. Kubrick's vision."

Which, honestly, is the answer they should've given. As much as the idea of a Supreme Monolith Director's Cut of 2001 is intoxicating, that kind of cinematic reincorporation would be in direct opposition to Kubrick's intentions, and it's right for Warner to respect that. However, there's no saying that those 17 minutes couldn't be a bonus on a new home video release.

As for what those 17 minutes consist of, IMDB has broken it down:

    * Some shots from the "Dawn of Man" sequence were removed and a new scene was inserted where an ape pauses with the bone it is about to use as a tool. The new scene was a low-angle shot of the monolith, done in order to portray and clarify the connection between the man-ape using the tool and the monolith.
    * Some shots of Frank Poole jogging in the centrifuge were removed.
    * An entire sequence of several shots in which Dave Bowman searches for the replacement antenna part in storage was removed.
    * A scene where HAL severs radio communication between the "Discovery" and Poole's pod before killing him was removed. This scene explains a line that stayed in the film in which Bowman addresses HAL on the subject.
    * Some shots of Poole's space walk before he is killed were removed.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #323 on: January 03, 2011, 04:55:41 PM »
We all liked District 9, yes? I'd like to see Blomkamp do well as he's an original voice in sci-fi.

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Though it hasn't yet been shopped to studios by Media Rights Capital, Neill Blomkamp's District 9 followup Elysium is looking better and better. He's just gotten Jodie Foster to commit and join Matt Damon and District 9's Sharlto Copley to the sci-fi film he wrote and will direct as his next project. Simon Kinberg is producing. Plot is being kept under wraps. Foster most recently completed directing and starring alongside Mel Gibson in The Beaver, which Summit Entertainment will release April 11. Foster is also starring alongside Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly in God of Carnage, the Roman Polanski-directed adaptation of Yasmina Reza's Tony-winning play. Foster's repped by ICM.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #324 on: January 03, 2011, 05:20:48 PM »
Why's Jodie Foster keep getting work?

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #325 on: January 03, 2011, 05:28:07 PM »
Because everybody wanted to fuck her when she was thirteen?

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #326 on: January 03, 2011, 05:36:06 PM »
Because everybody wanted to fuck her when she was thirteen?

That was, like, four generations ago!

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #327 on: January 03, 2011, 05:46:40 PM »
I'm just throwing out theories, man.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #328 on: January 03, 2011, 05:53:09 PM »
I think it's because we keep hoping Anthony Hopkins is going to have a cameo where he eats her.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #329 on: January 03, 2011, 05:55:16 PM »
We're all still trying to accept Julianne Moore as Clarice Starling, aren't we?