Aug. 19, 2002, 8 a.m. CST
Moriarties points are always so pertinent and well-supported that one can disagree with the verdict, but never with the argument. The mark of a balanced and reasonable critic. Also, there's an adaptation of 'A Wrinkle in Time' about? Please, somebody spill the details for me!
Aug. 19, 2002, 8:02 a.m. CST
..it appears that I was the..erm, the unprecedented post, he of no precursor, the initial, original and alpha of this board. And I didn't mention it. Oops
Aug. 19, 2002, 8:04 a.m. CST
by Rayanne Graff
Oh yes, and fuck first posters fuck them right up their stupid etc. (Someone's gotta write this, right?).
Aug. 19, 2002, 8:09 a.m. CST
by Chilli Kramer
First posters are also granny fisters, don'cha know. Remakes again, hmmmm. Wasn't there a blanket disaproval of these, or is it only when they're really dumb ideas? (e.g Italian Job, in LA). Still, a good horror movie is a good horror movie, but I saw the Mexican and wonder about Gore's direction here...
Aug. 19, 2002, 8:17 a.m. CST
;) Having seen so many unessecary American remakes Im glad that one has at last come along and seemingly, at least in Moriarty's opinion, been worthwhile. I hope production on the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake somehow stumbles into oblivion though!!
Aug. 19, 2002, 10:04 a.m. CST
Why would only adult filmgoers like movies such as Auto Focus and Punchdrunk Love? Has nothing to do with age; I'm not an adult yet, although I'm not sure what exactly counts as being an 'adult', but I'm very much looking forward to these flicks. Cause it's quality, hopefully. To watch good movies, that's what filmfans such as I want. Whether that's Episode 2 or Auto Focus makes little difference. Mori, you of all people shouldn't make such categorizations.. But I'm also sure you didn't mean anything by it. Still, I had to speak up for all the younger geeks of this world. TK421 out
Aug. 19, 2002, 10:26 a.m. CST
by Chilli Kramer
will go see "Auto - F*ck Us" and "PunchDrunk Lovin'". I think adult filmgoers only, because of ratings.
Aug. 19, 2002, 10:32 a.m. CST
Now that was a freaky book.
Aug. 19, 2002, 10:57 a.m. CST
by Mush Mouth
sepulchrave: gotta agree. Moriarty's commentaries (esp. this one) are cool, precise and enthusiastic. Very, very good piece.
Aug. 19, 2002, 12:32 p.m. CST
"Lullaby" is about an African culling poem that leads to many cases of children dying in their sleep after their parents read it to them at bedtime. A reporter is one of the characters that figures this out and tries to destroy the poem before it becomes part of a popular compilation, or something like that. Oh well, I guess I'll just see "The Ring" instead.
Aug. 19, 2002, 1:16 p.m. CST
by el che'
Minimum anticipation for a film + Mori's review = I'm going to see this release. His reviews are full of such optimism. Art is art. You get out of it what you put into it. And Moriarty has a passion for what he likes. A lot of talkbackers like to focus on the negative aspects of a film. I'm guilty of this most of the time. But Mori personifies the "glass half full" attitude necessary to fully enjoy cinema today. Kudos.
Aug. 19, 2002, 1:46 p.m. CST
To Christopher3, I worked on A WRINKLE IN TIME, and from what I hear, it is (still) in post-production. Filming finished quite a while ago and it went through many editing revisions. The cut I saw was pretty horrible, and don't expect it to be faithful to the book. It isn't.
Aug. 19, 2002, 1:52 p.m. CST
Shit. Is an intelligent kiddie mini-series too much to ask?
Aug. 19, 2002, 3:11 p.m. CST
as they give a review somewhere to go.
Aug. 19, 2002, 3:11 p.m. CST
I cannot wait to see this one! I won tix to the screening but was unable to make it due to the fact that I drank too many damn Mo-HEE-toes the night before and was too hungover to drive up from San Diego, but come Oct 18th, I will see RING first and foremost! I am glad to hear Miss Watts pulls her weight in the remake, after seeing her in David Lynch's twisted tale she has been high on my rader as one to watch and being a fan of the Ring films, I Cannot wait to see this one! Thanks for the awesome review Moriaty!
Aug. 19, 2002, 3:44 p.m. CST
...of course it was after watching GLITTER and CROSSROADS back to back. Who would want to live after that?! However, I'm sure Mariah got that same phone call after her film premiered that said she's got seven days till her career is over.
Aug. 19, 2002, 3:57 p.m. CST
Okay, I'm in...!
Aug. 19, 2002, 4:48 p.m. CST
But I just can't get over the mediums that horror flicks seem to be using to snuff suckas out now. Colour me a traditionalist (and judging by my spelling of "colour"- a denim-cald hoser) but knifes and things that are sharp are so good at killing. I like my deranged psychoes stabby. Now we're being threatened by fucking video tapes? That's like being scared of cardboard boxes. Or better yet, Feardotcom - be afraid... of the internet! Well, at least that's current. With Ring, what with DVD and all, we won't have to fear video tape at all soon. I can just see the "home for retired evil doers" scene: "Yeah I had it great, kids were watching the tape and dying, it was spreading all over, then...The fuckers stopped buying VCRs. After that I couldn't get arrested in this town." That's a good idea for a Tick-style super villan - a guy who can posion the minds of the yound, but only through dated technology - like eight-tracks, and AM radio. Not quite Sar-Castro, but I'm just riffing here.
Aug. 19, 2002, 5:02 p.m. CST
by The Feral Kid
Great thing about it, the main character becomes addictive to the power of the tome - so instead of destroying it, he hides it and uses it for his own bidding. I could see other writers coming up with the poem killing people, making a thriller out of the race to destroy the poem. Instead, we've got Palahniuk writing this, pushing the limits. Yeah, he's not the most high minded of writers but he's the closest thing around to Vonnegut right now. He's not there yet but the man can write a hell of a story. "Choke" was easily his best yet; this, my friends, is a good thing.
Aug. 19, 2002, 5:48 p.m. CST
by Nonkel Bob
What's the chance that they yank this one from Gore's hands and stuff in a happier stereotype Hellywood ending ? That would be real horror ...
Aug. 19, 2002, 8 p.m. CST
"With friends like me, brother, you don't need any enemas."
Aug. 19, 2002, 11:55 p.m. CST
by Cock Ring Wraith
and jerks off to porn while categorizing his star wars toys.
Aug. 20, 2002, 12:15 a.m. CST
At first, I contemplate the appropriateness of even responding to your comment in this completely inappropriate forum. I sign on here every day, as the other folks here do, to discuss and debate movies with the passion and fervor that only a true movie geek can: This is NOT a forum for bashing users. If you read the talkback rules, you will note, and I quote: "Post away, but remember: you're our guest, you're using OUR bandwidth for free, so please don't be a bastard. Blatant abuse, personal attacks, OFF-TOPIC BS, cross-posting, blatant advertising, and hate speech are all fodder for deletion. In other words, being a jerkwad loser will get you banned." Harry, if you happen upon the misfortune of reading the above comments of "cock ringwraith" (the blasphemy of that name alone merits deletion), I hope you are moved to ban him as he deserves to. Oh, and cock ringwraith, the aforementioned porno I allegedly jerk off to is of your wife.
Aug. 20, 2002, 2:08 a.m. CST
It was an ass-fest. This review reads like ass-kissing, as it doesn't even address the concept of plot...oh, except that apparently mood more than makes up for a lack of it. Dude, I never thought I'd say this, but this totally feels lik 'oh PLEASE studios! PLEASE let us do more screenings!' This doesn't feel like a valid review of the film we all saw, as it does as much as it can to poo-poo the fact that people hate it. 'It shows that it MUST be an important film if someone is willing to argue over it!' Bullshit. If someone told me Battlefield Earth was an awesome movie, I would argue. I would not use pretty language. It is not an important movie.
Aug. 20, 2002, 8:26 a.m. CST
Since we're on the lethal video/poem thing: How about that old Monty Python sketch concerning the lethal joke the allies were developing during WWII? British soldiers reading it aloud on the battlefield in German who then died laughing.
Aug. 20, 2002, 10:11 p.m. CST
This film looks great. I can't wait to see it. I just hope Ehren Kruger doesn't screw it up with his hack script. He sucks however, this might be Gore Verbinski's break that he needs.