Oct. 10, 2008, 4 a.m. CST
Oct. 10, 2008, 4:01 a.m. CST
Let's not sink down to that level again...
Oct. 10, 2008, 4:02 a.m. CST
they have really downplayed the marketing on this maybe after the over saturation of the summer it will be nice going into a film not having seen the money shots a dozen times or all the best one liners (which for me ruined tropic thunder by the time i saw it i was just checking off incidents from the trailer as it went along.)
Oct. 10, 2008, 4:03 a.m. CST
its actually good?
Oct. 10, 2008, 4:08 a.m. CST
by Evil Hobbit
I like that it was genuinely scary at times, and thus a true horror film for kids.
Oct. 10, 2008, 4:24 a.m. CST
remember the pink one she was hot ! No one tell zorgon that his hideout was made up of loo rolls or he'll get hella mad and beat up on nerdy one again!
Oct. 10, 2008, 5:08 a.m. CST
by barnaby jones
Oct. 10, 2008, 5:09 a.m. CST
by barnaby jones
Oct. 10, 2008, 5:11 a.m. CST
This looks well nice. Hope wild Bill Murray doesn't spoil it with his deadpan face!
Oct. 10, 2008, 5:39 a.m. CST
I'm booking my ticket, and yeah Monster House fucking rocked. I wont raise my expectations too much though as Wall-E was dissapointing, inevitably, given the big fucking hype it got.
Oct. 10, 2008, 6:01 a.m. CST
Go buy an Xbox360 and play this game ... it's absolutely awesome, and set in a world that sounds like a freaked out version of Ember.
Oct. 10, 2008, 6:57 a.m. CST
by moody by nature
Damn the cock-teasing...
Oct. 10, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST
by Kid Z
Oct. 10, 2008, 7:50 a.m. CST
..call a few million people friggen idiots again. You know, like year 2000.
Oct. 10, 2008, 9:49 a.m. CST
by Stereotypical Evil Archer
Oct. 10, 2008, 9:58 a.m. CST
by bingo the clown
But if you don't have kids, there's not much to recommend. I felt intensely apathetic watching it.
Oct. 10, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST
Some have said that playing Bioshock is like watching an interactive movie. To some extent this is untrue. Much of the meat of its story consists of discovering audio recordings all over the place (the whole city had an obsession with what I suppose we might call 'audio-blogging'). If you skip these, you dont get much in the way of a 'movie-quality experience' - so if you're not into video games, but after hearing that this game is an 'interactive movie experience', be sure to indulge and enjoy these audio blogs that you discover.<p> dont get me wrong - the story itself is fantastic. It takes some great, classic Hollywood twists and turns, and as for the ending, I played 'savior' and rescued kids (you're given a moral choice to rescue children or destroy them. sounds like an easy choice, but in many ways, its as if you stumbled upon a pack of vampire 8 year olds. Do you attempt to save and cure them, or put them out of their misery. The game affords a measure of mercy in either decision, so you can peacefully choose your own path). ANYWAY - I chose to 'cure' them, and I dont know if the ending is the same, but the ending I got from that was just breath-taking. I cried, and then I put down the controller and went over to where my 3 year old daughter was playing with some stuffed animals, and I just hugged her tight.<p> for a very long time.<p> What a tremendous game.
Oct. 10, 2008, 10:43 a.m. CST
...Randy Newman singing, "Red-headed lady, reachin' for an apple. Gonna take a bite, nope, nope. She's gonna breathe on it first. Wipes it on her blouse... She takes a bite, chews it once, twice, three times, four times, stops. Saliva workin'. She takes a long hard look at Randy. Five times. Fat old husband walkin over...
Oct. 10, 2008, 11:27 a.m. CST
the world never ended, they escape and everything is bright sunshine. hurrah.
Oct. 10, 2008, 12:28 p.m. CST
John McCain would love this film....and I am sure palin thinks that the City of Ember exists. and that its lead by Bono, the king of ireland.
Oct. 10, 2008, 12:55 p.m. CST
Great stuff! If you're not familiar with the story, think 'Logan's Run' for the 9-12 bracket. Hope the film does the biz - it sounds like it will! Cheers, Big H!
Oct. 10, 2008, 1:34 p.m. CST
by Maximus Prime
A young lad called Myles Thompson, a good, down to earth and friendly kid, hope he goes far...<p> would love to chat with him about working with Bill Murray, instead of having to do some actual teaching work...hope the movie does well
Oct. 10, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST
by Johnny Smith
Robert Duvall on the surface, also wondering what the hell is going on as he watches the sunset?
Oct. 10, 2008, 3:03 p.m. CST
Oct. 10, 2008, 4:55 p.m. CST
It was too short though. I wanted a bit more meaningful buildup to the climax.
Oct. 10, 2008, 4:55 p.m. CST
that this is one of his favorite projects ever. Wow. Too bad this will die at the box office. In the past few weeks I've been bombarded with ads for Body Of Lies, and have seen just one ad for this THIS week. I thought "Oh, this is coming out THIS weekend.." I was totally unaware, and try to keep up with movies and release dates.<p>And geez Danny, you are a hard man to please. My daughter and I both enjoyed Monster House. Thought it moved at a great pace (the opening tricycle sequence is an animation tour-de-force), and was an original twist on the haunted house gimmick.<p>Finally, if Gore Verbinski wasn't working on BioShock, Kenan looks like he would be a natural.
Oct. 11, 2008, 7:59 p.m. CST
by birdy birdman
what a slap in the face. this movie is absolute garbage, mindless recycled shit. to run something this abysmally MEDIOCRE even by kid's film standards as the fucking CLOSING FEATURE was confusing, disheartening and depressing. it seemed like Fantastic Fest was gaining so much momentum but the sellout/mediocrity factor this year was an outright betrayal to dedicated genre fans. die.
Oct. 12, 2008, 4:09 a.m. CST
I wanted to enjoy Wall-E, I really did. But frankly it was a movie built around a set of toys, with a story just barely flimsy enough to prop the painfully predictable plot points up to the damp squib ending. I just *know* that CITY OF EMBER will be vastly more entertaining than Wall-E because it has the confidence to put a story outline in the trailers, something that was - in retrospect - entirely missing from the Wall-E build up, and now we know why.
Oct. 13, 2008, 4:06 a.m. CST
Tremendously entertaining. It's the love child of Logan's Run and Goonies.
Oct. 21, 2008, 10:45 p.m. CST
Good sci-fi is when the filmaker creates a world you want to explore and know more about; Logans Run, Blade Runner and the like. City of Embaer is like that and they dont dumb it down, I like they never explain everything at the beginning. Two things did suck though, the "monster" and the ending. Why do they spoil good movies with monsters, they did the same damn thing to Sunshine or whatever it was called, a good movie ruined by a monster.