Aug. 12, 2009, 2:41 a.m. CST
by Droogie Alex
Aug. 12, 2009, 2:42 a.m. CST
Hey Latuaro, have you heard anything about Avatar previews at IMAX's in Australia? I've heard rumours Fox is making them invite only, seems contrary to what Cameron intended...
Aug. 12, 2009, 3:31 a.m. CST
65 films in that short a space of time is not to be sniffed at...
Aug. 12, 2009, 3:40 a.m. CST
Aug. 12, 2009, 3:47 a.m. CST
You fought the good fight, and won. <P> :)
Aug. 12, 2009, 3:53 a.m. CST
It was solid, especially in the many instances of massacre, which were epically intense. Overall, the film never really sold me on East, which essentially made me cringe with his final line. Didn't really hit home. If they hadn't slowed down towards the end of that scene, the last scene would have impacted far more.
Aug. 12, 2009, 4 a.m. CST
Great write up, dude. Totally on board with your 'mission' in this column. What the hell does it matter which robot movie makes more when there's films like 'Moon' out there... <P> Good work, once again.
Aug. 12, 2009, 4:10 a.m. CST
"preferring to leave it as my final MIFF session ever." <P> Bwah?<P> Did I miss something about you, (or the festival,) leaving Melbourne?
Aug. 12, 2009, 4:28 a.m. CST
holden_oz: Did I really write "ever"? Not sure why I did that! No, no big secret or surprise. That should have read "final MIFF session for 2009". I plan to be there next year! <br> <br> zany: Have heard nothing about Avatar and IMAX over here, but I'd be amazed if it wasn't available for all. It's a big cash cow, and somebody's eyeing that Dark Knight IMAX record for sure.
Aug. 12, 2009, 5:42 a.m. CST
As a backpacker on a year out a few years ago (2003?) I was staying in a St. Kilda hostel when i'd heard of this and decided to go (on my own). Massive horror fan that I am I managed to catch May, Cabin Fever (with Roth in attendance - I loved it then thanks to the amazing buzz off the crowd...not so much lately), House of 1000 Corpses and American Splendor too. I can't big up the attendees enough. Went alone, ended up having a chat with some guy in a Basket Case t-shirt and was soon getting hammered with a massive crowd of fellow geeks til the early hours, then they took me to the holy grail I was looking for next day: Minotaur. Had planned to travel light but ended up taking home about 23 DVDs/VHS with me that year! I finally got my Re-Animator Millennium Edition too. Thanks, whoever you folks are.
Aug. 12, 2009, 6:12 a.m. CST
i dont mean to shit on small films or festivals but really... 5? more people would have read about it if there was just one post to wrap up the entire festival. but i got to applaud you latauro, you're coverage was more extensive than the comic con coverage that the entire stupid aicn staff seemed to be at!
Aug. 12, 2009, 7 a.m. CST
Is incredible. Not just "well made" but a damn near masterpiece.
Aug. 12, 2009, 7:29 a.m. CST
mynemaborat: Actually, I think fewer people would have read it (if such a thing is possible) if it had been one big post, 'cos there would have been 65 reviewed films in the one page! <br> <br> quamb: Hear hear.
Aug. 12, 2009, 8:54 a.m. CST
by Monkey Butler
IGN are running a competition to win tickets to some sort of Avatar presentation. <p> Lat, after being ridiculously jealous throughout your coverage, I have to ask, is MIFF always this much better than SIFF? Because although there was a little bit of overlap, it seems to me that Sydney absolutely copped the bone, and I'm wondering whether I should start hitting up friends in Melbourne every winter, or whether Sydney just had a bit of a dud year.
Aug. 12, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST
MIFF seems to have had that rep for a while now, and therefore pulls in the bigger films / bigger guests. Odd though as you'd think Sydney would be more enticing for tourists & visiting industry types.
Aug. 12, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST
by Little Beavis
Needed to be said. Sorry.
Aug. 12, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST
Honestly, I don't know which is better, as I've never attended SIFF. Or SFF, I think it is. I've certainly heard good things about SFF -- last year, I'm told they played MY WINNIPEG with LIVE narration by festival guest Guy Madden, making me extremely jealous -- but until I attend, I wouldn't attempt a comparison.
Aug. 12, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST
Aug. 13, 2009, 5:22 a.m. CST
How can you see 65 films and not see A town called panic. You missed out on seeing a plastic toy horse play the piano! Very good cheesy movie BTW. Recommended. Worth checking out later...and good job covering this year's MIFF... PS I only saw a plebby 15 movies... 65 goddamn!!
Aug. 13, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST
by Little Beavis
mm heh heh mmm heh heh...