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susan6
09-29-2010, 06:42 PM
I have no interest in seeing The Social Network (my opinion of Facebook is the same as Stan Marsh's). Red on the other hand....Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman kicking @ss? I'm there opening weekend.

Bostonfan
09-29-2010, 07:29 PM
RED, I totally forgot about that one. Yeah, I definitely want to see Helen Mirren kick some butt!

LuckyCharm
09-29-2010, 07:46 PM
Let Me In, the child vampire movie, is also getting very good reviews, but I'm too chicken to see scary movies.


If it's like the Swedish version, I wouldn't really call it scary. It's disturbing in some ways and suspenseful, but not what I'd consider nightmare inducing. You can probably handle it, unless you're super-extra-chicken.

oleada
09-29-2010, 07:51 PM
I'm both curious and horrified at Let Me In, since the Swedish original was so good. I wouldn't call it horror, but it is disturbing, heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. It's less about vampires and more about the relationship (and loneliness) between the two kids.

I don't expect the Hollywood remake to be anywhere near as subtle and good.

Fabrichnova
09-29-2010, 08:42 PM
I can't envision how this is going to be entertaining in the least. I saw the trailers and was unimpressed. I guess I'm just not interested in seeing Zuckerberg's life played out on the big screen.

I saw it at an advance screening last night, and I absolutely LOVED it.

Like you, I wasn't at all interested in seeing a movie about Zuckerberg or a film about Facebook. Obviously, both are integral to the story, but ultimately it's not really a biopic or even just a behind-the-scenes look at Facebook. (You don't necessarily have to be all that familiar with Facebook itself to enjoy the film, basically.) If anything, it was more of a character study about doing business with friends, the sudden trappings of wealth/notoriety at a young age, and how their philosophical differences become more of an issue as the stakes rise.

MikiAndoFan#1
09-29-2010, 09:04 PM
This movie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aINOilb_Kzc) looks exciting!

Artemis@BC
09-29-2010, 09:43 PM
The Swedish Let the Right One In was so perfect in its mood-setting, I can't imagine a slick Hollywood remake being anywhere near as good. Plus it's not like horror films are on my "must see" list anyway ... so I doubt very much I'll bother to see it.

The Facebook movie I'll definitely check out eventually (just because I'm such a Sorkin fan), but probably wait til DVD. After all, I was pretty late coming to the Facebook website ... makes sense I wait a while for the movie. ;)

Beefcake
09-29-2010, 09:55 PM
If anything, it was more of a character study about doing business with friends, the sudden trappings of wealth/notoriety at a young age, and how their philosophical differences become more of an issue as the stakes rise.
Now I want to see The Social Network even less! Sounds like Boogie Nights but without the porn or the humor.

TSN could be another Cloverfield ... overhyped and overpraised by the egghead pre-release bloggers*, some who I question have actually seen it, but in the end just good for being different versus "classic, generaion defining". Even if it's "Good" but not great, the huge expectations being created by the early reviews will have whipped up a rabid anticipation that could turn 180 a few days into wide release.

*I never take stock in Rotten Tomato reviewers. They seem to LOVE to be part of the borg ... whether over-rating to "create" a told-you-so hit from nothing, or under-rating to pile onto a film that's supposedly "beneath" their intellect.

PeterG
09-29-2010, 10:05 PM
Just got back from seeing THE DEVIL and was better than I thought. It was creepy and had me on my toes. Shyamalan did a great job with this one and is back to doing what he does best.

Well, to play DEVIL's advocate, M. Night did not write or direct this movie. The story idea was his, but the writer is Brian Nelson (who wrote Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night). M. Night did co-produce the movie however...with Sam Mercer (Jarhead, Things We Lost In The Fire, Mission To Mars).

I saw Devil yesterday with a friend and we both really liked it. I'm a major Shyamalan fan (have liked every single movie he's done), but my friend said he was disappointed with the dialogue in "Lady In The Water" and "The Happening". (I pressed him to give me something specific about what he didn't like!) My friend felt Shyamalan redeemed himself with this movie, but like I mentioned, he didn't direct or write this movie. So maybe people will give it a chance!

It had some good scares (I saw my friend JUMP in his seat one time!) :lol: and the movie held my interest from start to finish. Very well-paced and suspenseful. A great popcorn movie!! :respec:

Fabrichnova
09-29-2010, 10:06 PM
Now I want to see The Social Network even less! Sounds like Boogie Nights but without the porn or the humor.

Maybe I'm not describing it correctly. At any rate, Aaron Sorkin wrote the screenplay, so you can count on a lot of witty dialogue. But then, I also thought Juno's dialogue was funny, and most people I know found it obnoxious and overly stylized.

dramagrrl
09-30-2010, 12:47 AM
Many people find Sorkin's writing obnoxious and overly stylized, too - it was one of the reasons why Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip was so polarizing and eventually died an early death. I happen to be a Sorkin-worshipper who loved S60 to pieces and was a die-hard fan of The West Wing, but I can see how some people aren't into his writing style.

I saw Never Let Me Go at TIFF and thought it was quite lovely. The book was better - but I find that to be the case 99% of the time when it comes to book-to-movie adaptations.

Allen
09-30-2010, 12:56 AM
I saw [i]Never Let Me Go[I] at TIFF and thought it was quite lovely. The book was better - but I find that to be the case 99% of the time when it comes to book-to-movie adaptations.

I agree, I love Never Let Me Go, well, I must since I teach it every semester, and while I enjoyed the film, it just didn't have that beautiful crushing emotion that is so present in the novel.

I have heard really good things about Let Me In. I was skeptical because LTROI is one of my favorite films. I do not buy the reviews that say the American version is better, but I will find out come Friday afternoon.

orbitz
09-30-2010, 01:27 AM
*I never take stock in Rotten Tomato reviewers. They seem to LOVE to be part of the borg ... whether over-rating to "create" a told-you-so hit from nothing, or under-rating to pile onto a film that's supposedly "beneath" their intellect.

The 'Top critics' quoted on RT are not paid RT employee or some run of the mill internet nobody. They're legit reviewers from National magazines and newspapers, ie, Time, Newsweek, NY Times, Rolling Stones, etc. I'm sure Roger Ebert is perfectly capable of forming his own opinion and not get caught up in being "part of the borg".

LuckyCharm
09-30-2010, 03:48 AM
This movie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aINOilb_Kzc) looks exciting!

That does look intriguing. I might actually see it. I hadn't really heard of it until this thread.


I have heard really good things about Let Me In. I was skeptical because LTROI is one of my favorite films. I do not buy the reviews that say the American version is better, but I will find out come Friday afternoon.

Anxiously awaiting your review. I don't feel very motivated to go see it, but I might out of plain old curiosity.

Artemis@BC
09-30-2010, 04:57 PM
After watching Martin Sheen & Emilio Estevez on Strombo (http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/Shows/George_Stroumboulopoulos_Tonight/ID=1601988529) the other night I'm interested in seeing their new movie, The Way. (BTW, the interview is worth watching just for the story of how Sheen came to the Toront film festival for the movie premier ... and ended up joining a picket line. LOL. Intervew starts at about 9:35. Not sure if it's geoblocked outside of Canada.)

I'm also going to try to check out Barney's Version opening here at the Vancouver film fest. It was my favourite Mordecai Richler novel and the movie was a real labour of love, so I have high hopes for it. Plus Paul Giamatti is I think just about perfect casting for Barney.