Oct. 29, 2002, 4:03 a.m. CST
by Mac Gargan
I've just come in my pants. U.K release date? Please? This sounds awesome.
Oct. 29, 2002, 4:04 a.m. CST
by TheGinger Twit
no to read the article
Oct. 29, 2002, 4:15 a.m. CST
Why has this movie been shelved for so long? I can't remember the last good movie Dimension Films was responsible for. IMPOSTER was crap, HALLOWEEN RESURRECTION was far worse and actually had me thinking about finding Moustapha Akkad, disemboweling him and then strangling whatever life was left in his corpse with his own entrails... or maybe that was Busta Rhymes? Anyway, I can't believe this studio has that much bad luck with genre films. Do they even read the scripts they greenlight? What about movies like BELOW and EQUILIBRIUM, two movies that actually sound pretty good? Why keep those films collecting dust? I guess it makes much more sense to spend millions on movies that will never see the light of day (or worse, release them with no support). Fuckers.
Oct. 29, 2002, 5:08 a.m. CST
Sam Loomis in Brazil hardly CHOSE to withdraw within his own mind; that would have presented some kind of heroic act, which Gilliam would never opt for. It's quite clear that Loomis' brain has been fried under torture and that all his hopes and dreams have been reduced to a movie forever looping in a lobotomized mind. Yep...pretty grim, but then again Gilliam's dystopic view of the future wouldn't allow a different conclusion without it becoming trite and a betrayal to the movie's integrity as the studio version proved.
Oct. 29, 2002, 5:11 a.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
... that when confronted with the world Sam had to negotiate every day, the only heroic act left to him was to withdraw into that world he'd built for himself, that other place where he could fly and Jill could live and his mother would just go away and leave him alone. And if we're going to nitpick, it's Lowry, not Loomis.
Oct. 29, 2002, 6:08 a.m. CST
Oct. 29, 2002, 6:47 a.m. CST
Although I haven't come in my pants, I'm with Mac on this one. I want this movie RIGHT NOW. Christian Bale, Sean Bean and Taye Diggs in a "Gattaca"/"Brave New World" flick with action. OH. MY. GOD. Did Kurt Wimmer and his crew make this movie just for me? They must have. MUST HAVE. I thought it would only be The Two Towers that excited me this year. I honestly can't wait for Equilibrium.
Oct. 29, 2002, 7 a.m. CST
Vorga! Tiger! Tiger! Did I miss something? This film is being made? This time for real? Hope they don't f*ck this one up. Don't mess with Alfred Bester.
Oct. 29, 2002, 7:06 a.m. CST
Christian Bale and Emily Watson? Seems to be a solid cast. Gunfighting clerics? Are those clerics all male? Ohterwise we could be in for some Bene Gesserit ass-kicking.
Oct. 29, 2002, 7:24 a.m. CST
Ok, what is this blurb about this great novel being brought to the screen. Could anybody give me some information or a link on that? You know that AICNs search engine sucks...
Oct. 29, 2002, 7:30 a.m. CST
by Margot Tenenbaum
...but this sounds like a warmed-over remake of Logan's Run, Blade Runner or any other sci-fi film where a futuristic bad-ass killer learns a little bit about life, love and tolerance. Also, Christian Bale is creepy. Finally, calling the drug Prozium is Ed Wood level allegory.
Oct. 29, 2002, 7:47 a.m. CST
That's the great thing about Moriarty. He's like a passionate, diligent Chef, talking in detail about a savory, succulent smorgasbord he just enjoyed, wanting us to share its delights. I can't wait to see this film.
Oct. 29, 2002, 8:28 a.m. CST
I was lucky enough to see John Carpenter speak (and view a really crappy 35mm print of THE THING) in NYC a few weeks ago, and he mentioned that "The Stars My Destination" was something he had always dreamed of adapting. Carpenter hasn't been on a hot streak by far over the last few years, but I feel like he'd be able to do the matieral more justice than Betty Thomas. Oy vey. And the AICN search engine does suck.
Oct. 29, 2002, 9:51 a.m. CST
Please. Really. Christian Bale is "creepy?" Um, yeah, that's what makes his American Psycho one of the best movies of its genre. What is detrimental about his being creepy? Be specific or keep your crappy opinions to yourself.
Oct. 29, 2002, 10:37 a.m. CST
(M.C.) Hammer also had a starring role! Kick-ass! When is Curtis Hanson going to hook up the Hammer with a biopic? Oh, Kurt Wimmer was also responsible for writing "Sphere". Oh well, everyone's got to start someone.
Oct. 29, 2002, 10:48 a.m. CST
he sounds like a good science fiction director. Thank God.
Oct. 29, 2002, 3:57 p.m. CST
Oct. 29, 2002, 4:02 p.m. CST
Brazil is an all time fave of mine as well Mori. Must admit that I always felt that Sams dream world wasn't an act of bravery but really the way that somebody could still be a colourful individual even in a bureaucratic nightmare world. His dreams fuelled his acts of individualism in the real world and when when he lost that rel world battle and was being torured he had his dreams to go back to. Still if this film is anywhere near as good as Brazil count me in.
Oct. 29, 2002, 4:18 p.m. CST
I didn't read the article on CHUD about this film as I think this film might be worth avoiding too much spoilage, but it's worth checking it out for the pictures. At the bottom of the page you'll also find two gallery pages. Not all of the design is very original, but some of it looks quite nice.
Oct. 29, 2002, 7:50 p.m. CST
Goddam go check these out! If these images don't make you cream your geeky shorts, I don't know what will (excluding girl on girl porn of course).
Oct. 29, 2002, 7:52 p.m. CST
..in Brother. But I'm sure its different enough not to be a rip off. Man, this movie sounds so friggin cool. I cant wait. I'd love to see it make a bunch of money if it was moved to Spring - but then Id have to wait longer!!
Oct. 30, 2002, 12:15 a.m. CST
...Kitano first did the 'in the dark shootout' in "Sonatine".
Oct. 30, 2002, 12:51 a.m. CST
i couldnt remember which one. i remember brother having more shootouts, so i guessed it was that one. Im so giddy that Sean Bean and Christian Bale are in this movie together; two of my favorite actors. Now if Beat Takashi joined in as well, nothing could top it. Its not like he's never done an american futuristic sci-fi movie before. Remember Johnny Mnemonic?? I know, you're probably trying hard not to.
Oct. 30, 2002, 1:16 a.m. CST
But there is one WEE tiny problem with this movie. Gunfight. In the dark. Muzzle flashes being the only lights. what's wrong with this idea? well if it is completely dark or even dimly lit - we will not be able to see the action, and for those of you that have ever actually used a handgun, you know that in near/total darkness, you are blinded for a few seconds by the muzzle flash. "But he just has this almost supernatural sense..." Bullshit, you are turning him into Robocop. Part of the appeal of Bale's character is the fact that because he CANNOT feel, he has no reservations, no fears, no concerns. Which basically is turning him into Robocop without the armor (although it looks like they are both carrying Beretta's). The point is that the Clerics have acheived a level of training that seems "supernatural" because they have nothing to hold them back. No fears, no doubts, no concerns, nothing to impede the performance. Well, except possibly for the recoil froim th pistol. However they are NOT superhuman - they are almost sub-human because of their emotional sterility - but they are still human beings. *** THey changed the name of the drug to Prozium from Librium, because some pharamceutical company actually markets a drug by that name, and lawsuits were threatened. Like all good science fiction, this movie is making a comment about the human condition - specifically it is commenting on the seemingly over-abundance of the use of Prozac, and the fact that since it was introduced less than 15 years ago, over 65% of Americans have been diagnosed with depression and are taking medication for it. But then - we live in the blameless, over-medicated, not my fault, NIMBY society...
Oct. 30, 2002, 1:56 a.m. CST
Yeah, you're going to catch a load of shit for offering up a number like 65% for the percentage of people diagnosed with depression and taking Prozac. Don't be stupid.
Oct. 30, 2002, 3:42 a.m. CST
Those pictures reek of cheese. It looks like a Sci-Fi Channel original. When I saw Taye Diggs in a Gi with a sword, I cringed. Can you really blame anyone for thinking Matrix ripoff? Christ. I'll hold my breath for SOLARIS instead. ps- cracked up at Margot's prozium knock.
Oct. 30, 2002, 4:03 a.m. CST
A certain someone lost all credibility in my book after reverently declaring "The Patriot" better than "Braveheart." No, I can't let that one go.
Oct. 31, 2002, 3:19 a.m. CST
I've been waiting oh so long for this movie to come out. I still don't know why Reign of Fire came to the theatres way before this one.
Oct. 31, 2002, 9:53 a.m. CST
Forgive me, I'm a child of divorce.
Feb. 5, 2005, 2:03 p.m. CST
Well this one got a bit of a slagging off by the reviewers far and wide when it came out and I really don't know why, its a tremendous film. Theres a certain frisson in watching it the first time that you lose in subsequent viewings because you are never clear until the end whether this would be a downbeat 1984 type ending or something more upbeat. Knowing the outcome in follow up viewings takes away some of the impact but not much. ********SPOILER************* You have to be heartless not to get psyched when, near the end the bad guys are crowing over finishing Bale , "entirely without incident" and in very ominous tones he says "no, not without incident". Watch this film it is worth it. Bale is also going to make the best Batman to date, guaranteed.