Aug. 22, 2006, 9:14 a.m. CST
Aug. 22, 2006, 9:15 a.m. CST
That is pretty cool
Aug. 22, 2006, 9:19 a.m. CST
although I think you are losing your tough guy image. Discuss it 'over coffee'? :-P Looking forward to this though. Interesting questions raised (nature of reality, mental illness etc.) good to see there is more to the Hollywood machine than SOAP.
Aug. 22, 2006, 9:33 a.m. CST
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Aug. 22, 2006, 9:43 a.m. CST
and an interesting step forward from Eternal Sunshine...though I bet that Be Kind Rewind is gonna end up his big pop culture masterpiece.
Aug. 22, 2006, 9:53 a.m. CST
by Monkey Butler
Can I please recommend they kill themselves right fucking now. I'm not even kidding.
Aug. 22, 2006, 9:59 a.m. CST
I just woke up...
Aug. 22, 2006, 10:04 a.m. CST
That means the writer ran out of ideas...
Aug. 22, 2006, 10:06 a.m. CST
in my year-end Top 5, right alongside Little Miss Sunshine. Anything Gondry touches turns to gold, and this sounds no different to me :)
Aug. 22, 2006, 10:18 a.m. CST
Supposed to be a winner announced two weeks ago but I think this contest has been quietly swept under the rug for some reason. No sweat, I don't mind drawing stuff for no good reason... I do it every day.
Aug. 22, 2006, 11:02 a.m. CST
by Joseph Merrick
MANY people entered the contest. So many that presenting all the avatars for reader consideration actually poses a substantial technical challenge. We're in the process of putting the finishing touches on a post in which you'll be able to see everything!
Aug. 22, 2006, 11:06 a.m. CST
by Lost Prophet
You denounce this as boring (without having seen it) despite having said in another TB that you prefer to judge films on Directors/ Producers- and Gondry was responsible for the magnificent Eternal Sunshine. Is there ANYTHING at all that you like?
Aug. 22, 2006, 11:54 a.m. CST
Aug. 22, 2006, noon CST
by Gay Jesus Christ
Fuck! I can't believe Gondry will use the whole "it was all a dream" cliche. The most unoriginal and infuriating movie mechanism of all.
Aug. 22, 2006, 12:11 p.m. CST
by Lost Prophet
Stick to loud shit like 2 Fast 2 Furious and don't bother watching it then.
Aug. 22, 2006, 12:32 p.m. CST
Aug. 22, 2006, 12:37 p.m. CST
by Sasha Nein
That douchebags will love this film and lazy people will hate it? (Wow, I'm artistic and different--this movie is for me!=douchebag) By the way, anyone who has issues with subtitles needs to sign up for some night reading classes, or crack a book once in a while.
Aug. 22, 2006, 12:59 p.m. CST
Very nice analysis of Gondry's work. While much of the imagery is beautiful (not ugly like the others you mentioned), it's still heartbreaking. Case in point: the crumbling beach house in ESOTSM, an amazing visual metaphor. And subtitles can certainly add something to even an English film (ask Lynch). My favorite film, Wings of Desire, was English, French and German and kept on switching.
Aug. 22, 2006, 1:27 p.m. CST
Ha! Ha! Finally.
Aug. 22, 2006, 2:16 p.m. CST
go listen to Morrisey and write in your journal...If that aint GAY I don't know what to tell you.
Aug. 22, 2006, 2:20 p.m. CST
I did a little mini-review for AICN after I saw this at the Seattle International Film Festival. the language aspect I LOVED (I grew up abroad and speak spanish and passable french) but I can see how it could be a significany caveat, it was truly weird. I love the film though, and mark my words, Oscar nomination for Bernal. who else is gonna get it? Cruise for MI:3? it's a good year for a film like this, I promise you it'll get some attention from the academy.
Aug. 22, 2006, 2:50 p.m. CST
wait for it...Genius. I think this will be one of the best of the year. Also, Wyrm rules.
Aug. 22, 2006, 3:18 p.m. CST
I'd like to shove the whole thing up my pooper. Words like "enchanting", "fascinating" and "brilliant" give my butt the hot.
Aug. 22, 2006, 3:45 p.m. CST
...because I hate subtitles. (Old joke from Cheers) I think I'll love this film. Not a big Morrisey fan, but I do write in my journal and bemoan the inability of women to put with my issues.
Aug. 22, 2006, 3:48 p.m. CST
They have no problem tolerating my typing, though.
Aug. 22, 2006, 3:51 p.m. CST
There are in fact people who do not like subtitles. There are even people who cannot HANDLE subtitles. Almost every time I go to see a foreign movie, there is at least one person that gets up and walks out as soon as the subtitles start. Sometimes they even swear at the screen!
Aug. 22, 2006, 5:06 p.m. CST
by Cod Profundity
Fuck off with that shit please Massa. I LOVE Eternal Sunshine and I've never had a journal, never written a diary never even had a myspace and decorated it with emo bollocks. That sterotype is such bullshit. I like the film cus it's a new take on an old theme that happens to have great perfomances and superb old school technique direction. It's nothing to do with being art or weird it's to do with having a little sensitivity and an appreciation of a well made film. I do think The Smiths are genius though.
Aug. 22, 2006, 5:19 p.m. CST
I don't see a giant, pus - excreting vagina or a tool anywhere on this page... so I'm assuming your new avatar isn't up yet... or that it's not accurate to what you are.
Aug. 22, 2006, 5:40 p.m. CST
Aug. 22, 2006, 5:55 p.m. CST
so I should love it
Aug. 22, 2006, 6:54 p.m. CST
Gael creepy looking? I can't believe I read that. He has been referred as successful, amazing actor and heartthrob but creepy? Common you are just externalizing insecurities. He might not be famous in the US yet but you are talking about the biggest movie start in Latin America's cinema in the last 30 years of so. Getting that big takes more than good acting.
Aug. 22, 2006, 7:58 p.m. CST
The story is over at Rottentomatoes
Aug. 22, 2006, 9:04 p.m. CST
would it kill AICN to mention Peter Greenaway just once? Damnit, his new film is in production, hasn't anyone tried to score an interview?
Aug. 23, 2006, 4:55 a.m. CST
by Lost Prophet
Read Cod Profundity's post- it pretty much sums up why you are talking shit. Except one thing: I hate the smiths. Regina, the point is: you don't like anything. You either describe it as "overrated" (though how you can say that about Hitchcock is beyond me) or have some equally spurious reason for hating it. The only thing you have ever been positive about is Johnny Depp- as you think he is hot. So to put this to bed, once and for all: What do you like? Christ, it was easier arguing this with Moviemack- who openly hated everything.
Aug. 23, 2006, 5:12 a.m. CST
by marcus torrance
For fuck sakes, it's because people are too lazy (or too fuckin' dumb) to read subtitles in foreign movies that Hollywood has to do all these crappy remakes. And see only blockbusters that sucks hard. Those who don't like subs can kill themselves right now. I agree. And THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP is one hell of a movie. Gondry's a freekin genius.