July 23, 2003, 12:16 p.m. CST
Rob's back with Priest.... life's good again :P
July 23, 2003, 12:16 p.m. CST
did you guys see this week's episode of the REAL WORLD on MTV. it was funny!
July 23, 2003, 1:37 p.m. CST
It just seemed to go in too many directions without following through nor fleshing out (hardly) any of them. Yes, the Match Girl is cute as the dickens, and yes the setpieces are nice in terms of eye candy, and yes to so many other things but all those nice little parts don't add up to much but I digress...I simply disagree with you, Mori, on the film. DOUBLE AGENT is very cool, though. It's like a throwback to the 70's and George Roy Hill's LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL. Good stuff.
July 23, 2003, 4:54 p.m. CST
by Harry Weinstein
To the poster who didn't like it, you're not alone, it's just you, and me, and all of South Korea. This was a catastrophic ultra-flop on it's home turf. The movie nearly crippled the whole industry, and got several other big-budget projects cancelled. According to people I know who were working in Korean movies at the time, the director was woefully unprepared for a project of this magnitude, coming off of the shot-on-DV, quasi-pornographic LIES. He didn't have a script or storyboards - things you simply NEED to make a FX-heavy film of this sort in anything resembling an efficent way. But without those things, the budget exploded through the roof - a situation made worse by the director's numerous production shutdowns while he disappeared, mid production, with no warning to the cast or crew, to LA and parts unknown. Nobody from the crew went to the premiere, as many of them were paid obscenely small amounts of money for the four years of hell they were put through. "Obscenely small" would here roughly translate to a week's pay for a video store clerk in Detroit - and that's what you got for 4 years of work. Most of the budget is emphatically NOT onscreen. VOLCANO HIGH had far better effects, for a fraction of the expense. This movie is as obscenely wasteful as anything you're likely to see. And oh yeah, it's really bad, too - incoherent, sloppy, frustrating filmmaking that goes nowhere. There's exactly one good scene. The wire-fu is crap, lacking the subtle believability of a Wong Jing film. It's just a bunch of people swinging around on wires. The ill-concieved fast-motion car chase might just be an all time low for car chases. The attempts at philosophy feel completely out of place. The movie is just plain bad. EQUILIBRIUM was much better, and that film was mostly laughable.
July 23, 2003, 11:05 p.m. CST
The most "unavailable on video" movie ever -- it's not on eBay, it's not on file-sharing, it's not nowhere nohow. It's barely on the IMDB. I saw the last showing on the last day in L.A. and I wonder sometimes if I'll ever get another chance to see it. Those guys don't give two swigs if anyone outside Denmark knows about them, and more power to them! More quality product from the coolest little film industry in Europe.
July 24, 2003, 2:26 a.m. CST
by David Lightman
God I feel sorry for you Americans. I Live in Finland and we had Old Men in New Cars in the theatres about a year ago and it was on all the major theatres not in those small art house places. And even better still you can loan a copy of They Eat Dogs in China from the fucking library....thats scandinavia for you.
July 24, 2003, 8:13 a.m. CST
"Resurrection" is insipid, without merit, and ultimately boring. I don't get why some geeks are going nuts over the film. It seems that anything that resembles a videogame gets a lot more credit than it deserves.
July 24, 2003, 10:46 a.m. CST
I've seen a picture of this guy, I'm pretty sure that galloping would be almost immediately followed by massive coronary.