Oct. 12, 2001, 9:55 a.m. CST
by Frank Black
Everytime David Lynch finishes a film, the anticapation builds to a fever pitch, and is never an unsatisfying experience. This will be no exception. Love his work or hate it, he is a true artist. More movies please, Mr. Lynch.
Oct. 12, 2001, 10:39 a.m. CST
by Jor-El's son
Read Roger Ebert's review of Mulholland Drive- it's well written. Also- boycott Iron Monkey!!!!
Oct. 12, 2001, 10:49 a.m. CST
by cameron fry
Moriarty jerks off to Iron Monkey but dismisses My First Mister with an oh so witty comment about needing a nap? I'm gonna start getting my movie info from a different sight- not one that has been bought off by Miramax.
Oct. 12, 2001, 11:34 a.m. CST
YES! I love sellouts!
Oct. 12, 2001, 11:37 a.m. CST
Boycott Iron Monkey because of a POP UP AD??? Uh, no - it's really no big deal. You could do what i did, just click it off, or you can download some pop-up blocking software easily on the web - probably should, too, since pop ups are so prevalent these days. It's really no big deal, and whether you liked the pop-ups or not, Yuen Woo-Ping and Donnie Yen had nothing to do with it, and calling for a boycott of this film is just punishing them, not Miramax - this film is nothing for Miramax - a negative pickup, very little overhead. But if it does well, we may get more foreign films in their original language, from Hong Kong and elsewhere - supporting cool movies from other places can enhance our moviegoing here - all you guys are talking about boycotts while out of the other side of your mouths, you're blasting the films that have been released this year(rightly so), and bemoaning the fact that there hasn't been a good "popcorn movie" or kickass film to come out in mainstream theaters in a LOONNG time - well, HERE IT IS! Iron Monkey is about as kickass an action movie as you're gonna see - it's great fun and just a very cool time at the movies. And it's no doubt in theaters near you - here's your chance, an actual good film so we can all get a break from the shit-pounding we've been getting from the major studios this year. I'm not happy about the cuts and the music change, but still, it's Iron Monkey on the big screen. No ill-placed pop up is gonna keep me from that... A great movie for ME to have fun with AND a possible gateway, if it does well, for a whole flood of the coolest films from elsewhere IN THEIR ORIGINAL LANGUAGE... That can only be a good thing, as it will expand our palate and give us a choice, and it will mean more good movies in the theaters for us to see. Only good can come out of people seeing Iron Monkey, and if you're a film fan, you should be bringing people out to this film in force - for your sake now(the movie), and the future(future cool movies). I can't wait to see Iron Monkey on the big screen for the first time...
Oct. 12, 2001, 12:10 p.m. CST
by Jor-El's son
has Mirimax bought you off too?
Oct. 12, 2001, 12:27 p.m. CST
Ya know, this is just plain getting stupid. If you've been reading this site for at least 4 years, WELL BEFORE MIRAMAX EVEN HAD THE RIGHTS TO IRON MONKEY, you would know that I've been a fan of this film for YEARS!!! If you were at all an educated fan of Kung Fu flicks, you'd know that it is considered the absolute best of the 'wire-fu' genre, and that its action is simply some of the best ever shot in the history of film. AND noone needs to pay anyone to spread the word about this flick because IT KICKS FUCKING ASS! If you don't see this on the big screen then you are only hurting one person... YOU. This movie was made to be seen big, there's so much going on in the frame that you have to see it on the big screen. And if you boycott it over a fucking pop up ad, you're a damn retard and half-assed film geek, cause anyone with a love of Hong Kong flicks will be there with bells on... ok, maybe not bells, but they'll be there.
Oct. 12, 2001, 1:52 p.m. CST
by Jor-El's son
damn.....I can't believe I got in trouble....just like in third grade with the Sloppy Joe incident....
Oct. 12, 2001, 2:33 p.m. CST
by Darth TJ Mackey
I appreciate the fact that the AICN staff seem to listen to the complaints which have merit and do something about them. Netscape users (including myself) had trouble seeing the site properly...it got fixed. We griped en masse about the Iron Monkey ad...it was removed. So: Harry and crew, thanks. Besides, if I were to boycott based on those cover-the-front-page ads I would have missed not only Iron Monkey but Band of Brothers as well (remember the bombers flying across the page, making navigation impossible?)...
Oct. 12, 2001, 5:25 p.m. CST
i actually had visions of myself sitting in the theater watching iron monkey until...damn...crouching tiger hidden dragon completely killed it 4 me. i may never watch another rendition of old asian settings matched w/ kung fu and the likes. i mean was i the only one that thought that crouching tiger hidden dragon didnt deserve any of the fanaticism it gained and critical acclaim. the movie was fuckin horrible!! i mean first off...the fight scenes were pretty cool, but then they were completely killed by the running up walls and trees and jumping/flying fx. those were some of the most lazy and fake special fx ive seen in years. then there was the story. what story?? i watched it in english and subtitles and it told nowhere near a tangible story. it could have been a cool premise if it relied solely on its fight scenes. instead they tried 2 incorporate a romance story in there somewhere. and thats exactly y i am squeamish about seeing iron monkey. no fucking thank u. one of the greatest movies of our time my asshole. and one more thing...i hope ang lee reads this and realizes that there r people out there who noticed how bad that movie really was and if he decides 2 fuck up the incredible hulk movie w/ horrible fx and fight scenes, he will surely pay 4 his stupidity. harry u rule.
Oct. 12, 2001, 8:09 p.m. CST
Y'know testicleez, I've always wondered, is ignorance actually bliss?-----------Yeh. There's no reason to boycott Iron Monkey people. But thyere is a good reason not to go see it. It's shit. Well, perhaps it only seemed that way because I saw it in pan-scan. Perhaps it's worth a rental later to see it in widescreen. But I am so very sceptical.
Oct. 13, 2001, 11:33 a.m. CST
Excuse me while I laugh. Yes it's easy to think that people on this site have sold out, especially with Harry's jizzing over certain movies, but with Iron Monkey this definitely isn't the case. This movie is about 8 years old, and any martial arts fan in the U.S. would cream their pants to finally see a good clean version of it on the big screen. Damn you geeks, don't mess with a classic!
Oct. 13, 2001, 8:12 p.m. CST
by otis von zipper
Both Iron Monkey and Mulholland Dr. were great movie going experiences. I'm no Hong Kong martial arts film expert, but Monkey had some of the most thrilling fight scenes I've ever watched and is filled with great characters. And all I have to say about the new David Lynch movie is to just go see it. You won't know what it all means, but that's part of the fun. Mulholland is similar to Lost Highway, but the ideas work much better here for me.
Oct. 14, 2001, 7 a.m. CST
ACK! If Mullholland Drive is anything like Lost Highway, I would rather have a racoon with a nervous condition give me a vasectomy. Dune is the only David Lynch movie I can watch without wishing for someone to kill me to end the pain. For those who say I have no taste in film because I don't care for David Lynch...I don't care.
Oct. 14, 2001, 7:05 a.m. CST
I snuck out today early in the morning to catch the first showing of Muholland Dr. I left my medication at home, and thank god for that, because the movie spun me into a Freaky Trippy Paxel on Crack mixed with Xanax and Boones Farm buzz that left me twisting my mind into Ben and Jerry's 2 Twisted S.N.A.F.U, it's four in the morning and I finally have gave up on trying to figure out Muholland, I have decided for my own sanity that Muholland never happened, It was all a Crazy Dream laced by David Lynch Madness, and now my Rainbows are Flourescent Black. Basically kids: I loved Muholland Dr. Go see it, and leave your meds at home!
Oct. 14, 2001, 7:10 a.m. CST
Lets say it together in unison my little lamborees, ready.... "MOOO---HOLLAND" Good night and sweet dreams...I am going to have nightmares myself about that movie! The last scene when Betty aka Diane aka who the fuck knows almost sent me over the edge again! It was purely Chilling! Please avoid this at all cost if you are not a David Lynch Fan...because trust me, It will make you crazy!
Oct. 14, 2001, 12:02 p.m. CST
Of all the reviews I've read, Stephen Holden's (ny times) is by far the best. Roger Ebert's just barely skims the surface and he even gets one fact glaringly wrong! It's Betty who "becomes" Diane Selwyn, not Rita. Rita becomes Camilla. Holden really gets it, I think. He talks about how the film is really about how Hollywood manipualtes the "dream life of the culture." If you need to have things clearly defined, you could look at the first 2/3 as fantasy and the last 1/3 as cruel reality, but I think it's a little more complicated than that. Two sides of the same coin sort of thing. It's true that if you absolutley hate what Lynch does, you probably won't like it. But if you sort of liked Blue Velvet but didn't get Wild At Heart or Lost Highway, I highly reccommend it. I think it's far and away the best thing he's done. It will stay in your head for a long time. And that--the fact that movies stay in our heads become almost mythical--is ultimately what it's all about.
Oct. 14, 2001, 1:25 p.m. CST
Just saw Mulholland Drive last night. Being a die hard Lynch fanatic, it was a slam dunk for me. Lynch is a genius, I don't care what anyone says. But I was cursed by the knowledge that this was originally a pilot for a TV show. It's pretty obvious where the TV show left off and the "let's complete it as a feature" began. The TV portion would have been as fine a product as network television has offered since... well... Twin Peaks (is my bias showing here?). I just have to let go of the fact that I won't be able to spend hours in MD's dreamy Lynchland. So don't waste your mind boycotting "Iron Monkey" (it kicks ass), boycott ABC. Freekin gutless bastards!
Oct. 15, 2001, 10:18 a.m. CST
by Purple Toupee
Lost Highway was frightening. While watching it, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, and I thought it was SCARY--and sometimes, I didn't even know why. Then, the images of the rotting corpse were probably the most terrifying images I have seen in a film. Though, I must say, the whole scene where the hit man keeps fumbling up his job was grotesquely hysterical--only Lynch could make a murder scene that funny ("Something really big just bit me!"). Go see this movie!!!! I already want to go out and rent Lost Highway again.
Oct. 23, 2001, 9:35 a.m. CST
What a wonderful film. And what a wonderful (and no doubt rather different) series it would have made. But of course, it probably would have been cancelled midway through the first season so maybe this was the only way it was ever going to be possible to see this vision as a Complete Story.
Oct. 23, 2001, 9:37 a.m. CST
I sure would appreciate a link to a good pop-up, pop-under, pop-goes-the-weasel blocking software program.