Jan. 13, 2009, 2:46 a.m. CST
You complete me.
Jan. 13, 2009, 2:47 a.m. CST
"I'm poor ..."
Jan. 13, 2009, 3:10 a.m. CST
by Bungion Boy
I've always loved this movie and seeing this article at first gave me hope that this had been put on DVD without me hearing about it. I couldn't wait to watch it again. Oh well. Someday perhaps. But thanks for the great article and review. I had no idea about the longer cut. Fascinating.
Jan. 13, 2009, 3:15 a.m. CST
is it true that the original script for brothers bloom rinko kikuchi's character was named "the chink"? I have heard that multiple times, and am willing to give you the benefit of the doubt it's not true.<p> If it is true, however, will you please tell me why I or any asian american should see your movie?
Jan. 13, 2009, 3:23 a.m. CST
But is a film with racism *in it* necessarily bad? I submit American History X as the counter to that.
Jan. 13, 2009, 3:23 a.m. CST
I take it you're not much of a Sarah Silverman fan, then.
Jan. 13, 2009, 3:46 a.m. CST
leaf just gives me a headache.
Jan. 13, 2009, 3:48 a.m. CST
hash oil. I may have a problem.
Jan. 13, 2009, 3:57 a.m. CST
can't wait to see brothers bloom
Jan. 13, 2009, 5:11 a.m. CST
My favorite movie EVER. Seriously. It's my comfort movie, I watch it when I have a bad day, when I'm down and out, for some reason that movie just pulls me out of slumps. Maybe it's just cause I'm a serious sucker for noir movies (and Bogart). Great seeing Rian Johnson tackle a AMAD! What a great surprise!
Jan. 13, 2009, 6:21 a.m. CST
Bloom to be pushed back yet again, and again, and again. It's what I've come to expect at this point. It's a release-date companion piece to Trick R Treat. If I ever do see Brothers Bloom, and it has half the style and visual / editing smoothness of Brick, I'll be more than satisfied.
Jan. 13, 2009, 8:47 a.m. CST
Jan. 13, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST
Bloom played at Fantastic Fest and my wife and I are totally in love with the movie. The film has a huge heart and is epic fun.
Jan. 13, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST
It's been on my queue as "Unavailable" for the past two years. I can't find it on Amazon, either. Little help here?
Jan. 13, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST
Did you read the article?
Jan. 13, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST
Could you please talk about films people will actually watch! Or see for that matter! Who ever heard of this shit! Who cares about this movie! If your going to talk about older films, talk about ones that still hold up today! & can be viewed by an audience that is younger and still has the attention span to view the dam thing! No one I know would even sit down and watch this stupid fucking movie! From what year was it! Who cares! Talk about better films of rememberence please! If not, eat shit and die!
Jan. 13, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST
I'm surprised she hasn't gotten the Criterion treatment.
Jan. 13, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST
My evil dopplegånger is still out there.
Jan. 13, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST
This column is about OBSCURE films that cinephiles might enjoy to watch. Most of us have seen or heard about the majority of films that are considered essentials, so we don't need a column that reminds us to just go see something that is already listed on a AFI list (although once in a while Quint's column would cover film you were surprised he had yet to see). <p> You might not appreciate it, but me and many other people (including a good number of filmmakers I might add) love to find hidden, forgotten gems. Its called expanding your knowledge. So maybe the problem is actually that this site is a little to advance for you. You should probably sit down and watch a lot more TMC and rent some classic films, then come back here and appreciate what this column has to offer.
Jan. 13, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST
The movie, not the Anchorman character, well I love him too. But Brick is seriously one of my favorite movies of all time, I love it and it's a really cool concept executed well that could have easily failed. So my hat is off to you good sir. Nice AMAD too. So is Joseph Gordon Levitt as awesome in real life as he seems on film??
Jan. 13, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST
The whole point is people probably haven't heard about it. That's half the reason I come to this site, to find out about movies I would never hear of otherwise. The other half is for the cool geek shit. Grow up, brah.
Jan. 13, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST
cannot wait to see Brothers Bloom and whatever else you're cooking up. Okay I'm done slurping.
Jan. 13, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST
except for Crash. Paul Haggis. That retard scilon flew his private plane up to Montreal to try and convince Arcade Fire to put their song in his show. Oh, and Soul Man.
Jan. 13, 2009, 3 p.m. CST
One of the many DVDs that I got at home, but haven't watched yet.<br> Yeah, I should do my own AMAD (with Blackjack and hookers), but a.)nobody would read it, b.) I wouldn't blame them for this and c.)I can't even watch the werewolfmovies for my book fast enough, so I doubt that I would be able to watch a movie a day! Shit, if I would spend less time with sleeping and masturbating, I wouldn't be such a loser.
Jan. 13, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST
And why oh why do the awesome movies that only get better (and campier) over time remain unreleased? Why isn't A NEW LEAF on DVD? Where is SKIDOO? This shit is gold, son, and it only gets funnier over the years. I'll have to seek out a bootleg of this apparently delicious slice of Matthau. Re: BROTHERS BLOOM, I have to tip my hat. That movie is fantastic, exhilarating and witty as the best of them but filled with great character work (writing and acting). To DrTuring: Rinko Kikuchi's character is laugh-out-loud funny, but not one chuckle comes from a stereotype or caricature. See the movie and judge for yourself.
Jan. 13, 2009, 3:59 p.m. CST
Since you did not attack me directly I will spare your screen names shame! Your wisdom is wise! Obscure films should get a second chance! I watch alot of films, especially old ones, silent films! I just have never heard of this one in paticular! You two are not fuck-faces like alot of the douchbags on this site are! My attacks on the column will stop, due to your bravery of understanding and explaning! THE WRATH OF LARAZ has spared you! Now go in peace and spread the word! This Column is safe! As for the others, the torture is just starting!
Jan. 13, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST
by yoko knowles
Please promptly get over yourself.
Jan. 13, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST
Boycotting movies based on rumours about early drafts? Amazing.</P PS: 'I am willing to give you the benefit of the doubt' - er, apparently not?
Jan. 13, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST
'I am willing to give you the benefit of the doubt'. Apparently not?
Jan. 13, 2009, 6:16 p.m. CST
This looks great. Sadly NetFlix do not have it, so I had to look elsewhere. I expect I'll be watching it in...oh, let's say 8 hours 23 minutes and counting. Thanks Rian!
Jan. 13, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST
by Uncle Stan
Jan. 13, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST
drturing is allowed to be annoyed about a character being called the chink, its a derogatory term and its a fair question. if he doesnt want to support a film whose creator makes such decisions then he's entitled to find out. the silence is deafening btw. i guess the answer to your question drturing is yes he did call a character the chink, over to you.
Jan. 13, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST
btw brick was good, i love AMADs and the guest spots are brilliant so far.
Jan. 13, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
and the extremely short story it was based on.
Jan. 14, 2009, 12:41 a.m. CST
just by an odd bit of chance I was going to put brick on my netflix que to give it another viewing when i clicked on roger eberts review and saw this. http://rogerebert.s untimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060406/REVIEWS/60403003/1023 . Ive never posted a link before but people always delete a space and then say remember to delete the space. It was just funny seeing these two things together after reading this AMAD.
Jan. 14, 2009, 12:45 a.m. CST
..there are 3 spaces you need to delete...which seems a bit tedious I realize...
Jan. 14, 2009, 1:25 a.m. CST
by Andy Travis
My favorite Matthau film by far.
Jan. 14, 2009, 2:31 a.m. CST
I love my comedies black. This kinda reminds me of Chaplin's Monsieur Verdoux. Any influence? They both feature middle-aged guys marrying rich chicks and bumping them off for their dough. From the sounds of it, the original cut would probably have been closer though.<p> I wish I had an address book full've celebs. Lucky bastard, Quint.<p> I'm going to guess that David Gordon Green might do one of these at one point... He did the intro to Vern's Seagalogy, so it wouldn't be too unfeasible.
Jan. 14, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST
He has said so on his own message board, as he doesn't have a Talkback username and registrations are apparently closed. http://preview.tinyurl.com/784u9e As for "The Brothers Bloom", there's a simple reason for why anyone, including Asian-Americans, should see the film. It's terrific.
Jan. 14, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST
thats probably the douchiest dumbest ass post ive read here in a while congrats!