Feb. 13, 2003, 6:03 a.m. CST
Feb. 13, 2003, 6:04 a.m. CST
by KID AB
OUEENS OF THE STONE AGE AND PJ HARVEY, WITH THE HARVSTER PLAYING A GUN TOTING ROCKSTER!!!!
Feb. 13, 2003, 6:10 a.m. CST
Nice. Been dying to see what our little wunderkind, Richard, would be up to next. This is like waiting for Wes Anderson's followup to Rushmore, or Payne's followup to Election, or fill in your own visionary auteur and the project he or she first did that made you really excited about the next film.
Feb. 13, 2003, 6:11 a.m. CST
by Silvio Dante
Wow, it's contagious, Harry's exitement. Got me interested. But since there is such a strong movement of dumbing down American pop-culture, chances of seeing intellectual action movies are slim. Unless, unless Kill Bill turns the tide.
Feb. 13, 2003, 6:21 a.m. CST
by Aronld Scazziger
I don't see this happening headgeek. Tony lost it. Crimson Tide was his last watchable flick and from than on all his other stuff is utter shite. Richard Kelly should not waste his talents with big studios (just like Darren Aronofsky and Christopher Nolan are doin it right now) he should do stick to small independent procuction companies so he does not lose his integrity. Out.
Feb. 13, 2003, 6:25 a.m. CST
Is Kelly referring to The Wanderer at the start of the film? Making the boys sound cool, I like it already.
Feb. 13, 2003, 7:17 a.m. CST
Some of us have an IQ over 80, and STILL go to the cinema! When will the executives realise this? All the best programmes on TV are the smart ones - Buffy, Fraiser, ER, 24, West Wing, whatever. So how come when people go to the movies their brains are supposed to fall out of their bottom? Oh dear, ranting this early in the day. I think I'll just go take my pills.
Feb. 13, 2003, 7:41 a.m. CST
by Max Rockatansky
After reading Alexandra DuPont
Feb. 13, 2003, 7:48 a.m. CST
by Aronld Scazziger
Cause Blade Runner was directed by Tony's brother ... RIDLEY Scott. If you don't know THAT fact bout Blade Runner... it just can't be your top hot dog.
Feb. 13, 2003, 7:58 a.m. CST
...I was watching Backdraft on Satelite last night and something occured to me, there just aren't enough homoerotic scenes of men in tight t shirts exerting themselves, preferbly with water or a very bright sun, to the sound of a power balled. Also, Skazzinger (sp?), i think you may have been had. No Frenchman would admit to the fact that he can speak English, much less compliment another culture. Also also, Michelle Forbes, tough as fuck and fit too. But it'll go to Garner anyway.
Feb. 13, 2003, 8:15 a.m. CST
Harry, Cameron Diaz is too goofy and gawky to play it tough. Plus, her tits are way too small. I know she comprises 99% of the masturbatory film collection in your noggin', but come on.
Feb. 13, 2003, 8:52 a.m. CST
Darko didn't suggest this level of weirdness. Not that I'm dissing Kelly or anything. It's just great to see such a rapid evolution in his storytelling. Nice.
Feb. 13, 2003, 8:55 a.m. CST
just because Diaz has a magical swirling ass doesn't mean she can do magical weirdness. I think there is a difference.
Feb. 13, 2003, 9:46 a.m. CST
The U2/Johnny Cash song is called "The Wanderer," Harry, and it's from their horribly underrated album ZOOROPA. As for Cameron Diaz, I'm sorry, I just don't get the appeal. She was hot back in THE MASK (you know, back when she still looked female), but she's starved herself into your typical Waify Generican. Instead, go a bit younger, and make a star out of someone on the verge. Not every movie needs to be a star vehicle.
Feb. 13, 2003, 10:17 a.m. CST
Harry, maybe I'm just dense, but i read that description of the opening scene a few times and it's just not making sense. maybe you could clarify, or just read it and see if i'm right. And DannyOcean01, Cameron did pull off magical weirdness pretty well in Malkovich.
Feb. 13, 2003, 10:28 a.m. CST
I concede your point to some extent, but in my opinion she wasn't all that hot in the film. Her starry image kept pulling me out of the picture. It seemed like some desperate attempt to show she could look ugly and be real serious...MAN.
Feb. 13, 2003, 10:52 a.m. CST
Please, dear God, tell me this is a hoax...http://www.fromjustintokelly.com/ Please someone tell me that the movie at the end of the link is NOT real!!!
Feb. 13, 2003, 11:42 a.m. CST
....Couldn't agree more about Ms. Milano and Pressley. I also think Leah Remini(from King of Queens on CBS would be a good choice.
Feb. 13, 2003, 12:11 p.m. CST
A possible vehicle for John Cusack and Harvey Keitel.
Feb. 13, 2003, 1:08 p.m. CST
it's gonna take a hell of a lot more than one film, no matter how self-consciously weird and hip, to elevate a wannabe like R. Kelly to Terry Gilliam status. why is everyone in such a hurry to 'call' the next big thing? fuckin' jon landau syndrome....
Feb. 13, 2003, 1:58 p.m. CST
by Lord Shatner
It worked in Some Like It Hot
Feb. 13, 2003, 2:08 p.m. CST
by Louis P.
that movie is the shit and the last GREAT submarine movie. not BELOW, not K-19, and for the love of God not U-571. Tony Scott made an excellent sub flick on par with Das Boot. How soon we forget Harry, how soon we forget.
Feb. 13, 2003, 3:09 p.m. CST
This site is really starting to suck unwashed, communist Mao balls. Moriarty, why the fuck do you get to know what Bessy and the other Kelly script are about, but all we get is "crowning genius" and "will rank him with Terry Gilliam"? What are these about, dammit!? If the scripts are that friggin' cool, there's no WAY the studios will turn them into movies, so I guess will never know. This site completely ran out of moxy a while ago. But this is the most blatant pussyfooting-around-Hollywood I've seen here yet.
Feb. 13, 2003, 3:41 p.m. CST
well.. it was, probably one of the best constructed and acted Spy Movies of the last 5 years.
Feb. 13, 2003, 4:33 p.m. CST
I also had fond memories of True Romance; but I watched it recently and was disappointed by its technical mediocrity. The script is good, the cast is an entertaining mix, but as for the movie itself, there was nothing new to discover in it. It has not aged well.
Feb. 13, 2003, 4:34 p.m. CST
I also re-watched Modern Romance recently. It held up a lot better.
Feb. 13, 2003, 5:26 p.m. CST
god damn she's fucking idiot. i wish the best for richard kelly, i just hope he doesn't fall into arthouse obscurity. i just hate those writers that get their foot in the door with a good movie, then turn around and make absolute shit, which seems to be their intention since day one.
Feb. 13, 2003, 5:47 p.m. CST
I've been searching online for information on the real Domino Harvey and haven't found anything. I found biographical info on Laurence Harvey saying he had a daughter named Domino born after 1972, but that's it. So is this a "true story" like Fargo and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind? Harry seemed to insinuate this saying its a biopic on "some bizarre glib level". Anyone out there who knows the real story, a post in this talkback or an email would be appreciated.
Feb. 13, 2003, 8:04 p.m. CST
Feb. 13, 2003, 8:08 p.m. CST
I'm confident in Kelly as a writer and director. As far as his music choices, they were mostly good in Donnie Darko. He made a huge error for me playing that particularly whiney tune at the end. That song made me wish the film had just ended. Actually, the film could have ended there and been a more solid piece.
Feb. 13, 2003, 8:33 p.m. CST
by Ray Davies
Your referring to the Tears For Fears classic MAD WORLD, I assume, redone for the film. It worked huge for me. The whole soundtrack just enhanced the whole "alienated teen" theme, seeing as how my teen years were spent listening to Echo & The Bunnymen, Joy Division, The Church, and Tears For Fears. You know, hiding in my room being all melodramatic and doomy and self-centered....would it have hurt to throw in something by The Smiths or Jesus & Mary Chain?? Sorry, I'm regressing. Did you mean you wanted the film to end before the multi-character montage, or immeadiately after that (trying not to give out spoilers)? I felt the MAD WORLD sequence drove it home, despite the fact that I honestly , after 4-5 viewings, STILL don't fully understand what happened. Unlike, say, MULLHOLLAND DRIVE, I'm not sure all the information needed to solve the riddle is in the movie. But I didn't care. the craftmanship and acting and writing were so overwhelming, it still moved me. The unsolved mystery just adds to the spookiness.
Feb. 13, 2003, 10:33 p.m. CST
and featured a Natalie Portman lookalike. Nice film, but could use some updating/rewriting, but with Denzel?
Feb. 14, 2003, 12:40 p.m. CST
by AAJ SATAN
CAMERON DIAZ CANNOT ACT. SHE IS A FUCKING MODEL. WHY CAN'T YOU SEE THIS. IN GANGS OF NEW YORK SHE WAS PITIFUL. CAN SOMEONE FROM THE US PLEASE TELL ME WHAT ACCENT SHE WAS TRYING TO DO. I'M FROM THE UK AND IT SOUNDED LIKE GUTTER FRENCH TO ME
Feb. 15, 2003, 4:58 p.m. CST
The key to a friggin' good movie is three words: Fucked Up Rabbits (FUR), I mean Donnie Darko maestro movie, reason: FUR, Sexy Beast, cool flick, why: Fucked Up Rabbit, 8 Mile : Fucked Up Rabbit, Gangs of New York: Fucked Up Dead Rabbits, The Two Towers: Gollum-eats-Fucked Up Rabbit.
Feb. 15, 2003, 6:39 p.m. CST
Donnie Darko is easily the best film I've seen in a few years. I was lucky enough to see it the same week as "Mulholland Drive" which I also loved. Needless to say, that was a good week of movie watching.
Aug. 3, 2004, 1:23 a.m. CST
Damn it, thats the worst choice possible.