Oct. 23, 2005, 3:07 p.m. CST
Nice reviews quint. Ice Harvest is at the top of my list. Long live the cusack.
Oct. 23, 2005, 3:10 p.m. CST
You never can have enough Ramis.
Oct. 23, 2005, 3:16 p.m. CST
Oct. 23, 2005, 3:17 p.m. CST
Did a Q and A in Austin last night with Ernie Hudson. T'was cool.
Oct. 23, 2005, 3:22 p.m. CST
Remember the good ol' days when You could enjoy bill. What happened to him?
Oct. 23, 2005, 3:23 p.m. CST
They filmed parts of this movie in the house next door to my friends...so we watched most of this from her window...in particular a few scenes involving cusack and platt fighting in a car outside of the house nad sneaking up to it and so forth...Platt was such a nice guy when we got to meet him he shook hands and was well recieved...Cusack on the other hand was flat out mean to any on lookers and to us as well...maybe he was just having a bad day...but it was disheartening to get the shaft from one of my all time favorite actors
Oct. 23, 2005, 3:46 p.m. CST
The only elements Hollywack kept from the book are Xmas eve and the cold weather, sounds like... Yikes. and FUCK CUSACK. He wrecked "The Grifters," another film version of an excellent crime novel (though of course Thompson is superior to anybody going today), leaving a SUPREMELY AWESOME Angelica Houston performance stranded in a crap eighties cheesefest.
Oct. 23, 2005, 4:44 p.m. CST
the trailer was AWFUL, even if the music rocked my socks.
Oct. 23, 2005, 4:49 p.m. CST
I saw 10 minutes of it earlier this year after sundance and it was so good. Chewy dialogue, excellent performances and a superb intelligent plot. Put money on it.
Oct. 23, 2005, 4:56 p.m. CST
by Josh Town
Brick sounds awful. Ice Harvest sounds great. Can't wait to hear how bad Uwe Boll's new film is. I want to slip my weiner between Jessica Simpsons boobies (if you happen to read this Jessica, you can trust me, I'm really a classy guy).
Oct. 23, 2005, 6:35 p.m. CST
Honestly, the USMC should sue the makers of DOOM for sullying the name "marine" -- the idiots in the movie spray automatic fire everywhere without hitting anything, wade though hip-deep water without checking under the surface, walk over grates without checking underneath, use tiny flashlights to find enemies in a vast complex, get out-manoeuvered by brain-dead zombies, and split up at every opportunity even though there's only 6 of them to begin with. The movie has NOTHING going for it (weak performances, dull dialog, bland production design, useless score, nonexistent cinematography). That wonderful BFG? It's fired twice, both misses. The monsters? You got standard zombies (people in lab coats, shabling around, with strawberry jam smeared on them), guys in obvious rubber suits (all they do is jump out of nowhere and roar, then there's a close-up of someone getting bitten, but it's all hidden by shadows), and then there's the monster from DOOM 3 (but it's during the FPS sequence, so all you see are CGI fangs snapping at you). And the plot? What little there is was swiped from ALIENS and the first RESIDENT EVIL. Heck, it's the same plot as THE CAVE (something is turning people into monsters, the monsters run around in the dark biting people). AICN should have used DOOM as an example of all that's wrong with corporate Hollywood today, but instead helped promote it. If AICN can't see what a hollow mess DOOM is, then it should stick with the news and drop the reviews.
Oct. 23, 2005, 6:35 p.m. CST
another no-suprise and wallace and gromit continue to do good. that's all.
Oct. 23, 2005, 7:50 p.m. CST
I am glad to see that Eric Leighton is working on this. He's the main animator of oogie Boogle in Nightmare. He rocks.
Oct. 23, 2005, 8:57 p.m. CST
Was semi-dragged to a screening in Chicago, I thought it sounded awful from the blurb in the festival program, but I think that's part of why I ended up enjoying it so much. It takes a premise that should crash and burn and makes it work, really well. Very original. Fun stuff.
Oct. 24, 2005, 4:13 a.m. CST
which screening of Brick did you go to the one on saturday or sunday? I too enjoyed Brick...I went on sunday...couldn't go on saturday because I was at a 24 hour horror movie marathon at the Music Box on Southport
Oct. 24, 2005, 5:01 a.m. CST
And "flat out mean" seems an excellent description of his personality.
Oct. 24, 2005, 7:30 a.m. CST
by Drunken Rage
Damn, I'm tired of that plot. I think I'll be missing "Ice Harvest."
Oct. 24, 2005, 9:21 a.m. CST
by TheGinger Twit
Plenty good fun.
Oct. 24, 2005, 9:25 a.m. CST
by TheGinger Twit
Funny, I just watched Magnolia and Being John Malcavich. Cusack, and your name. Wierd. Really wierd. I gotta lay of this green stuff. What the fuck is going on with that Being john malcavich? huh? fucking wierd arse movie! Harrold Ramis is a champion film maker.
Oct. 24, 2005, 12:06 p.m. CST
Oct. 24, 2005, 12:11 p.m. CST
Quint's description of the plot of Brick sure sounded Twin Peak-ish. But the tone sound different. Either way, I'm intrigued. And Ice Harvest looks pretty good too. Trailer looked good.
Oct. 24, 2005, 12:14 p.m. CST
Friday night. Why the hell did Austin get Ramis and we didn't? Man lives in Chicago. Dammit.
Oct. 25, 2005, 2:30 a.m. CST
don't really get what Quint's referring to with Brick feeling 'inexperienced.' Felt low budg and indie the way blood simp. or reservoir dogs did, but the filmmaking was totally solid. in my oh so humble opinion.
Oct. 25, 2005, 9 p.m. CST
If someone told Quint that this Brick guy already made three movies, but no one saw them, he'd never say the film felt "inexperienced" or whatever. Power of suggestion. If you know it is a filmmaker's first film, automatically you will feel that the direction was somewhat amateurish.