Nov. 6, 2002, 1:10 p.m. CST
Nov. 6, 2002, 1:13 p.m. CST
Tonight(late Octomber) I went to see FEMME FATALE, Brian-The Untouchable-De Palma
Nov. 6, 2002, 1:20 p.m. CST
If Harry is so politically conscious, why the hell doesn't he tell us his thoughts on "Bowling for Columbine" (if he isn't too busy to see it along with fictional hollywood shit). I'd like to read the ramblings of all you talk-backers who have seen it. What's the deal kids? Get out there and review it (especially now that those fuckwit NRA slaves(GOP)have both the House and Senate).
Nov. 6, 2002, 1:24 p.m. CST
Our tastes have just changed.
Nov. 6, 2002, 1:28 p.m. CST
was directed by Joe Schmoo it wouldn't even have gotten a national release. It'd be on Skinemax this week. Shows what a "name" can do even with shite
Nov. 6, 2002, 1:38 p.m. CST
Nov. 6, 2002, 1:39 p.m. CST
I heard John Stamos played the role of Janitor number 3. Is that true? This movie has potential. I'll see it.
Nov. 6, 2002, 2:02 p.m. CST
Every thing that is good but unfortunately is from a particular kind of moviemaking is trashed. Femme Fatale-- what did DePalma do this time he hasn't done previously using similar ideas? How do the women fare differently? How does that visual style correlate with what is being conveyed? What celebrated coolnews type of film has the actual chops to be a real example of VISUAL storytelling as opposed to a rudimentary-level yak fest? I know everyone loves Peter Jackson but if he didn't use all those graphic novel macho bits and hyperbolic mood swings and instead shot more things like Heavenly Creatures you would hate him just as much. Sorry Brain, eight people at least will like your film. Join the unpopular club along with Spielberg, Kubrick, Lucas, and maybe the Democratic Party.
Nov. 6, 2002, 2:06 p.m. CST
I accidentally cut off the first line, "What is this a mistake? A POSITIVE review of a Depalma flic!?! Don't let anyone see it" blah blah blah
Nov. 6, 2002, 2:10 p.m. CST
I just want to say that I want to lick her bunghole. No. I do. I really do. And that's just to start.
Nov. 6, 2002, 2:12 p.m. CST
by Monkey Lover
Moriarty made it sound like you don't see the bits o' RR-S that you really want to see. So what do you see? I'd surely be pissed off if this movie did not feature her titties.
Nov. 6, 2002, 2:27 p.m. CST
I went right from Ebert's 4 star review to Berardinellis 1 1/2 star review. Man I love seeing such conflicting views.
Nov. 6, 2002, 2:50 p.m. CST
by Respect The Cock
Anyone who's read him longer than say...2 weeks...knows this. Me, I've been watching him since he was on PBS with Gene. Sex films and black films often get a pass from Rog, deserving or not.
Nov. 6, 2002, 3:36 p.m. CST
by Cash Bailey
Say it isn't so! Few directors can fill a 2.35:1 frame as well as De Palma. Man, this sucks but I'll go see it anyway.
Nov. 6, 2002, 4:32 p.m. CST
by Gheorghe Zamfir
And I asked him what he thought about Mission to Mars sucking and he said: "Mission to Mars? No! I mean, because people didn't like it or whatever they said about it, too bad! Too bad! Sorry! I like it. Onward!" I was like whoa man, get some riddilin, but even though he wasn't that tall he was still pretty cool.
Nov. 6, 2002, 4:41 p.m. CST
a very bad/very good movie. If Showgirls is a great musical then Femme Fatale is a great thriller. Go see it, it's FUN!
Nov. 6, 2002, 7:54 p.m. CST
Go see this movie if only for the girl-on-girl action in the first ten minutes. Oh, and the story has a moral to it as well. Yep, it has a "feel good" ending, with a couple of grotesque deaths by truck, and the way an incidental gift played out seven years later was great. I may not know art, but I know what I like, and she's right up there on the screen most of the time. Best line of the flick IMHO? Bandares' take on the old Graduate line. "Are you flirting with me?"
Nov. 6, 2002, 9:21 p.m. CST
'Respect' is correct. I remember Ebert giving a Thumbs Up to 'Spies Like Us', mainly because of some hot Russian chick who appeared on screen for all of 5 minutes - didn't even get naked. I think that one took 10 years off poor Siskel's life. And Gheoghe - when you 'run into' someone you're supposed to back up and make sure they're dead. Do you guys really find RRS attractive? Too tall (gangly), poor boob-to-waist ratio, goofy face. I always figured she got a picture of Stamos boinking a farm animal and said "marry me and get me in movies or else".
Nov. 6, 2002, 10:26 p.m. CST
...I'd read: "Two Thumbs Down! The Worst Film of the Year!" I'm normally not so simplistic in my opinion of a film, but I can't remember the last time I wasted so much time and money in a theater. When I got home, I felt the need to watch a few minutes of a Bergman film just to attempt to clear my head of the experience.
Nov. 7, 2002, 12:22 a.m. CST
by Andy Travis
He was one of the best ever, but enough with the "homage"...by now we all know most of your shots are taken from him. You like the guy, we get it.
Nov. 7, 2002, 12:58 a.m. CST
by Jimmy Jazz
I love DePalma when he's being DePalma. Yes, the slick stylist of The Untouchables and Mission Impossible is cool, but give me Body Double, Dressed to Kill and, yes, even Raising Cain any day of the week. I couldn't care less what some pretentious hack of a reviewer thinks. Give me my DePalma sleaze!!!!!
Nov. 7, 2002, 1:05 a.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
And if it IS for hard-core, long-time De Palmaphiles, what of it? Has David Lynch EVER made a movie (aside from The Straight Story) that *didn't* take place in "Lynchville"? As far as "mind-fuck" movies go, Femme Fatale blows away Lynch's overlong, meandering, frustrating Mulholland Drive at every turn. Any director who stages a gratuitous lesbian encounter in a bathroom stall during the Cannes film festival as an element of an elaborate heist has his twisted heart in the right place. It's De Palma's best and most engrossing film since Carlito Way, and one of the year's most purely enjoyable movies. Fuck Owen Glieberman up his De Palma/Coen-hating ass.
Nov. 7, 2002, 3:51 a.m. CST
good or bad, as long as it fucks with the audience I'm gonna go see it.
Nov. 7, 2002, 3:53 a.m. CST
it's going to flop big time.
Nov. 7, 2002, 3:53 a.m. CST
seen bits and pieces of Carrie, obviously Mission: Impossible & Body Double. that's it. but Rebecca Romain STAMOS is hot & both reviews said its a fucking around movie. Me, I'm down with that.
Nov. 7, 2002, 10:41 p.m. CST
scored to clever, sensuous music, works for me. I love De Palma, and this is a real De Palma flick, in the style of Snake Eyes and Body Double.* * * * *So what if he swipes from Hitchcock? Alfred is not around to do it anymore, Brian is. Hot movie. Worth it just for the "Cannes" sequence alone. Love the cat.