Aug. 17, 2007, 8:57 a.m. CST
by Jakes Nel
Am I first?
Aug. 17, 2007, 8:58 a.m. CST
The trailers actually make this look good.
Aug. 17, 2007, 9 a.m. CST
by the ageless stranger
I don't know.......
Aug. 17, 2007, 9 a.m. CST
by Jakes Nel
P.S. The Wachowski's suck whale tits.
Aug. 17, 2007, 9:03 a.m. CST
His only crimes were probably casting Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, who even was a bad actor before he became Bond. I've heard his version was an "eerie, realistic, documentary style thriller", which sounds a little bit far away from the theatrical version. <br> I hope they pull an "Exorcist: Dominion" and release that version on DVD.
Aug. 17, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST
That t.v series with the perennially creepy William Fichtner was a sound base for a good series,with a similar name. It was shame it was never picked up for a second series i thought it had potential. :(
Aug. 17, 2007, 9:10 a.m. CST
I adore this story like few others in SF history. Won't bother with a theatrical viewing. Sounds like we're all better off rereading Finney's superb original novel. Maybe with the Donald Sutherland remake on TV in the background. Another failure for the Wachowskis; a shame about Hitschbiegel...
Aug. 17, 2007, 9:11 a.m. CST
Could it be that Nicole isn't that good an actor? Yes, she nice looking if you are into pale, frozen featured women, but being attractive dosen't mean you can act. I always thought Nicole peaked with Flirting.
Aug. 17, 2007, 9:17 a.m. CST
Capone, I have no desire to see this movie, but probably will as I'm just strtin gout as a film reviewer for my local paper, but ouch worst film of the year, it can't be that bad<P>can it?
Aug. 17, 2007, 9:18 a.m. CST
100% perfectly cast as Mrs. Coulter in Golden Compass though.
Aug. 17, 2007, 9:25 a.m. CST
Has anyone actually seen Fur? It was awesome. Rough patch? Hardly. Just because these pathetic small-minded critics like to tear her apart doesn't mean she's making bad choices. Dogville? Birth? Hello? She is on top of her game and all y'all need to get over yourselves.
Aug. 17, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST
Not sure that's true, one bad film (invasion) doesn't equal suck. Matrix=great sci-fi, a classic, matrix 2& 3 would have been better accepted if not trying to live up to Matrix. V for Vendetta, not my favorite, but there is lots of love, not sure any of the above = suck.
Aug. 17, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST
is anyone else's text flickering when you mouse over it?
Aug. 17, 2007, 9:45 a.m. CST
by Judge Briggs
Nicole Kidman having furious sex with herself. I love to see that!
Aug. 17, 2007, 9:46 a.m. CST
by Judge Briggs
It had to be said. Love South Park like my own child!
Aug. 17, 2007, 10:04 a.m. CST
by Lost Prophet
no, totally wrong- <p>Bound=OK, <p>Matrix= OK, but overrated, <p>Matrix 2= SHIT, <p>Matrix 3= FUCKING AWFUL, <p>V=OK, <p>Invasion= (now) shit.
Aug. 17, 2007, 10:08 a.m. CST
by Jakes Nel
Except I would rate V for Vendetta as OKish...
Aug. 17, 2007, 10:33 a.m. CST
With Ann Coulter getting the biggest does of spores, apparently.
Aug. 17, 2007, 10:35 a.m. CST
That movie is pee-in-the-pants scary.
Aug. 17, 2007, 10:43 a.m. CST
by Lost Prophet
I always feel on my own about not filling buckets full of jizz regarding the matrix.<p>Seeing as I am on a roll, Kidman has not actually been in many good films or given many great performances- so it is very hard to be surprised that another bad film has come along. Seriously, look at the list- Bewitched, The shitford wives, Cold Mountain, Birthday Girl, Days Of Thunder, (I know this one is controversial) MOulin Rouge, Eyes Wide Shit, Practical Magic, Far and Away are all shitty films. On the plus side she does have To Die For, The Others, Malice and Dead Calm. Not to mention an awful lot of Meh films. <p>In fact- looking at that list, all her shitty-est films are remakes: Bewitched, The Stepford Wives, DAys Of thunder (C'mon- it's a blatant lazy top gun remake) and this
Aug. 17, 2007, 11 a.m. CST
Nicole Kidman is still hot? Did they CGI out her increasingly botoxed Joker face?
Aug. 17, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST
is gayer than Greenwich Village on Halloween, and his marraiges are a sham.
Aug. 17, 2007, 11:08 a.m. CST
by Lost Prophet
it's fucking Brilliant. The Tom Cruise one made me cry with laughter. Katie Holmes was a robot.
Aug. 17, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST
I'll track it down
Aug. 17, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST
ten year performance married to the non-gay couch jumper.
Aug. 17, 2007, 11:28 a.m. CST
Hahaha! Get out and read some books. Read all the classics of science fiction. Joe Haldeman, Alfred Bester, Roger Zelazny, Frederik Pohl, Cordwainer Smith, Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick, Samuel R. Delany, Gene Wolfe, Kurt Vonnegut, H.G. Wells, Ursula K. Le Guin, Brian W. Aldiss, Larry Niven, Richard Matheson, Robert Silverberg, Olaf Stapledon... Then watch that cheey B-movie again and tell me what you think.
Aug. 17, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST
to the confused above, this is not a Wachowski film and has nothing to do with them...
Aug. 17, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST
wasn't interested in seeing it when I first heard about it being made and if it's possible, I'm less interested now. Now if Nic got nekkid in it then we might have something to check out. meh
Aug. 17, 2007, 12:08 p.m. CST
yeah, I know. But it still feels like those shows did it WAY better. Did anyone think this would actually work, with all the reshoots and bad press? And to be fair, Kidman's performances in Cold Mountain, Eyes Wide Shut and Moulin Rouge were fantastic (don't forget The Others). Practical Magic was a fun lark. It's only the really recent ones that have been shit. Let's hope she redeems herself with the Golden Compass.
Aug. 17, 2007, 12:29 p.m. CST
by andrew coleman
I want to witness this first hand. I enjoy serious failures more than average movies. One's I come out shrugging going "alright I guess". I want to see a horrible mistake! I mean I've seen Superbad already so what else is there to see?
Aug. 17, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST
by C.K. Lamoo
the fifteen second boob shot that Brooke Adams gave us in 1978.
Aug. 17, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST
...The Wicker Man. Wait...it's Nic and Nic together again, for the first time in ...The Wicker Man Invasion.
Aug. 17, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST
Nicole Kidman peaked in BMX Bandits.
Aug. 17, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST
Aug. 17, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST
I understand what you're saying. Kidman may have entered the project with Hitschbiegel attached, thinking it would be a smart, different approach to the theme. Unfortunately, as more often than not, the end result is not the case. I just brought up The Wicker Man as an example of another unnecesary remake that came out about this time last year.
Aug. 17, 2007, 1:54 p.m. CST
And not go see this. Hopefully the Golden Compass will be a bit better.
Aug. 17, 2007, 3:01 p.m. CST
by Samuel Fulmer
When's it coming to DVD??????
Aug. 17, 2007, 3:10 p.m. CST
Whenever I think of Joel Silver, and I know he is a smart, capable producer, I think of his role of the hot-tempered blustering director at the beginning of Roger Rabbit. May have been typecast.
Aug. 17, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST
by Bass Bastardson
Or was that sarcasm?
Aug. 17, 2007, 3:38 p.m. CST
by Samuel Fulmer
If a studio wants to change a film they should do it at the script stage. When films like Payback and the Invasion get these studio mandated re-shoots, they only succeed in producing a tonally schizo product. I guess Hollywood still hasn't learned from the mistakes of The Magnificent Ambersons butchery that happened back in 1942. I guess the positive in 2007 is that Hollywood loves to put out 50 different cuts of a film on DVD, so eventually the real version will get out there and be judged on its on merits.
Aug. 17, 2007, 4:28 p.m. CST
[quote]flickering text by MJDeViant Aug 17th, 2007 09:39:05 AM is anyone else's text flickering when you mouse over it?[/quote] Yup . very clever on Capone's part.
Aug. 17, 2007, 4:32 p.m. CST
fell victim to the negative test screening syndrome. I never saw the directors cut of Payback, but isn't the Mel Gibson character a total son of a bitch.
Aug. 17, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST
Warner Bros made Invasion and owns EW. What a surprise! Owen Gleiberschmuck is a whore.
Aug. 17, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST
hilarious. Justin Timberlake as micheal jackson was dead on. That scene with Cameron Diaz on the bed in an oxygen tent was inspired. and stuff about her getting justin juice on her hair and how it misses ends up on her tits was inspired. but the funniest thing in tonights was undoubtly when brit met colin farrell. you had to see it to believe it. Colin says do you want ta see mi leprachaun. show us your nellies had me stitches.
Aug. 17, 2007, 5:26 p.m. CST
go to Channel4.com/fourondemand you can watch first series for free.
Aug. 17, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST
you think Birthday girl is a bad film.? Interesting, havent seen the film myslef but I gather that People think that really is kidmans best in very long time since to die for. obviously you feel differently.
Aug. 17, 2007, 5:59 p.m. CST
Well when I saw Nicole live in Toronto for the Dogville premier she was a scrumptious tart, slightly defrosted. As for that woman thing well an Australian pressmen confirmed the faux marriage. But not sure which of the two Tom or Nicole licks best. No pun intended. As for the botox, yeah she's toward forty and the TN and Aussie sun do kill the skin. As for her acting, well I bought fur for the skin and got acting. I would see Invasion just to laugh at the bad acting hell for $4 dollars why not. I mean no blood like in Grindhouse.
Aug. 17, 2007, 6:03 p.m. CST
What other woman with an Olive Oyle figure is hotter then Nicole Kidman?
Aug. 17, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST
Scared the hell out of me when I was a kid. Its much better than the original actually. Might be worth a spot in your Netflix queue if you want to wash the taste out of your mouth...
Aug. 17, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST
Just re-released on dvd this week i believe. double disc set. its a fantastic movie. creepy as hell.
Aug. 17, 2007, 8:05 p.m. CST
will be about aliens taking over hollywood producers and forcing them to remake every fucking movie ever made. It'll be very post-modern like Scream. I have only watched the original version. People seem to like the 70's version so I'll have to pick it up. With so many choices there's really no excuse to watch Kidman's version.
Aug. 17, 2007, 8:50 p.m. CST
But I remember a while back it was reported that the movie was no longer considered a remake by the filmmakers due to the amount of changes made. In any case, I'll take Abel Ferrara's BODY SNATCHERS over this bollocks anyday.
Aug. 17, 2007, 10:08 p.m. CST
Oh no he didn't ! Biotch.
Aug. 17, 2007, 11:47 p.m. CST
by future help
was another great creepy film that Donald did in the 70's. Highly recommended.
Aug. 18, 2007, 12:06 a.m. CST
as the ASYLUM knockoff called "Invasion of the Pod People". I HATE the ASYLUM. fucking TRANSMORPHERS, THE HITCHHIKER, HILLSIDE CANNIBALS, H.G. WELLS' WAR OF THE WORLDS.... etc. these guys make a living off of making you think you are renting the real movie... thats fucking low.
Aug. 18, 2007, 12:49 a.m. CST
just "Body Snatcher." Put the two together and you almost have a full title. By the way, what is it with the bland one-word title in America. It's incredibly boring.
Aug. 18, 2007, 1:06 a.m. CST
All right doubters go ahead and list all the great sci-fi writers you know and say the Matrix isn't great or it's overrated, but we are talking about movies, not books and there is a HUGE difference. It's hard to get something original made into a movie because of marketing, research, and all the things that seem to be ruining movies today, but The Matrix really did come out of left field and nail it, a unique, fun ride, and the sequels don't suck, go watch them again, and please don't suggest I need to read more great sci-fi writers, I'm not talking books, only movies...and it's easy to make a list of OBVIOUS greats to make ones self seem "high-brow"
Aug. 18, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST
to translate to the screen, anybody here love Sunshine, brilliant, but I suppose not "intelligant" enough for the people on these boards, how about Primer?
Aug. 18, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST
by Tha Tohdouble
Capone, thanks for the great review! I almost spent money on that POS movie, I really don't care for anything that the former Mrs Cruse does, but I almost bit on this hook. THANKS!
Aug. 18, 2007, 1:59 p.m. CST
It's better than having it alone. :P
Aug. 18, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST
Looks like it's going to do about 5.5 million for its' first three days of release. The dvd will probably come out by Oct.
Aug. 19, 2007, 7:10 p.m. CST
Far and Away & The Others. The rest of her work has pretty much sucked IMO.
Aug. 20, 2007, 7:34 a.m. CST
That has to be the worst attempt at movie making I've witnessed in many years let alone this year.
Aug. 20, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST
Isn't that a great film? Plus Nancy Allen were worth a portion back in the day, weren't she?