Sept. 14, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST
and who doesn't love Drew Barrymore... I'm glad it got some kudos.
Sept. 14, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST
And I think Drew could be a very capable Director. It sounds like she's finally proved it!
Sept. 14, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST
You thought this was a work of genius? GENIUS? Jesus. Kubrick's a genius. Kurosawa's a genius.
Sept. 14, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST
Sept. 14, 2009, 11:05 a.m. CST
The cast alone has me sold. Psyched.
Sept. 14, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST
Copernicus is one of the older AICNers. But my god, your review is so glowing, I feel like I should buy you a pack of smokes or something to help you through this post-coital bliss.
Sept. 14, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST
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Sept. 14, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST
No it isn't. If anything, EPIC is the most raped word in the English Language. "That's so epic!" "That's EPIC!" "So EPIC!" It's like GODDAMMIT anyway! Christ, people have truly lost the sense of what "epic" is. But I do kinda agree, "genius" is also abused.
Sept. 14, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST
she didn't make all the Derby girls hot (yet somehow stayed away from making them all look hit)...I fucked a Roller Derby girl once and it was a "how much hair can you pretend isn't there" contest. But I'm a pig. I think if I was 14 and female, this would probably be my watch again and again and memorize all the lines movie. It will do excellent on DVD, mark my words. And Roller Derby really does kick ass. I love how girl sports can be so intrinsically violent, men dare not play them for fear of mutilation. Or that the girls don't start a football team, it has to be fucking RUGBY. I fucked a girl on a female rugby team once and she was tough as shit. Manly as all get out too.
Sept. 14, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST
Man I've read the typical blowjob reviews here, but this one takes the cake. Drew must have loved him long time.
Sept. 14, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST
by Spandau Belly
I like cutesiepoo movies.
Sept. 14, 2009, noon CST
A couple of years ago there was an Austin based Roller Derby Girls tv show. Some of them were quite hot. Punky Bruiser managed to snag a role in Death Proof. Waitress in the bar. I think she sat on QT's lap.
Sept. 14, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST
If Copernicus had gotten so much as a wink from Drew, I would have heard about it by now.
Sept. 14, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST
I wish they would shot more than just a few exteriors here and given this town more work. It looks like a good film though.
Sept. 14, 2009, 12:16 p.m. CST
Yes, of course - Epic! (with exclamation point) is right up there too. Its almost as overused as 'Dark'...
Sept. 14, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST
It's called opinion, and everyone is free to have their own. Like, for instance, I think Kubrick was in many ways vastly overrated. Don't be so pretentious. There are a lot of popcorn films I would call genius ranging from THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE all the way to WHAT'S UP, DOC, and I'm sure you have some yourself - unless you're just a complete snob. Anyway, you haven't seen the damn movie yet. The Variety review was equally as ecstatic, so maybe you should close mouth, listen and wait.
Sept. 14, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST
Im pretty sure we've pretty much decided that Juno was one of the most embarrassing cinematic obsessions since Twister. Seriously no one thinks thats genuinely a good movie anymore, more like a guilty pleasure. one of the most dishonest films I've ever seen. LMS fares slightly better, but is still merely popcorn quirk with nothing actually to say.
Sept. 14, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST
Sept. 14, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST
Underneath all the "honest to blog" bullshit dialogue, Juno was a good movie. Overrated? Yup. But not nearly as bad as some people have made it out to be, in my opinion. Little Miss Sunshine I couldn't get into though. Aside from Grandpa, Steve Carrels character and the vans horn problem, it didn't really work for me.
Sept. 14, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST
But just going by the trailer alone, this looks like epic genius. Plus, I wish to be whipped by all the principals, albeit not Mr. Fallon, who can, let's face it, be cuter than Ms. Lewis. That surely includes the just-about-hot-finally Maeby Fünke.
Sept. 14, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST
It sounds smart, well-made, intelligent, funny, sincere and well-acted with a strong-cast. I also L-O-V-E going to roller derby (we've got a great team in Oregno where I live). This news that the movie sounds great, of course, means it won't be able to find a theatrical US distributor, and if it does get released in the US it'll make $7m and bomb. I FUCKING LOVE AMERICA! Spymunk's Prediction: OnDemand/Limited Theatrical of 11 theaters nationwide, followed by a DVD dump with no promotion.
Sept. 14, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST
Is storage space too costly for AICN that you have to truncate these titles so much? As my current favorite anti-Twitter t-shirt reads, I don't need 140 characters to say "Fuck you". The titles to my comments, on the other hand...
Sept. 14, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST
I almost walked out of JUNO when I first saw it - the scene with Wilson was painfully phony. But once the story switched around to being about people other than Juno and Michael Cera (don't tell me his character had a name - he's Michael Cera; like Abbot and Costello, who always played Abbot and Costello even by name in their movies, I believe Michael Cera should just skip the formality and call every character he plays Michael or Michael Cera - come on, it'd be funny as hell!) it actually got really good, I think. Like, every time Juno was offscreen, and Jason Bateman and his wife were talking or doing stuff. THEN it was a good movie. It's mostly Juno's fault, which is why I refer to the actress as HARD CANDY no matter who she plays. We will also accept KITTY PRYDE as her name.
Sept. 14, 2009, 2:57 p.m. CST
by hank quinlan
wasnt shot in austin. although i guess you dont have to shoot somewhere to capture its essence. Just saying...as an austinite. I'll try it on cable. Won't get me out of the house. Wow, AICN is lame as hell these days though. No news. Some dull reviews. I only come for the talkbacks. But even those are drying up.
Sept. 14, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST
Another one of those weird Reality Show movie rip off things.
Sept. 14, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST
The film was scripted by a writer-by-day, derby-girl-by-night. It was very well directed and the cast was great. Zoe Bell was Uma Thurman's stunt double in Kill Bill and before that doubled Lucy Lawless in Xena. It's great to see her in her own roll for a change.
Sept. 14, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST
I think the Texas Chainsaw Massacre is genius too. There's genius in The Thing and Robocop. Genius doesn't respect genre or 'highbrow' for me either - if a film is made with genius then that's what it is. Its honestly not to do with being a snob - its just that the word is bandied around too much and loses its value. When I came out of Drag Me To Hell, honestly, I'd had so much fun with that film - but then I'll watch something like Seven Samurai, and its funny and sad and romantic and so exciting and just literally unbelievably well-made, the composition of every shot and the editing and the performances are all so perfect...and you suddenly realise that you've seen some genius. I'm more than happy to anticipate that Whip It will be a great fun movie, but this insane hyperbole...it devalues the truly great stuff when it does come along. I'm not being pretentious, just passionate.
Sept. 14, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST
count me out thanks
Sept. 14, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST
I hope the finished film is as good as you say it is! As to LMS and Juno, sure they were over-hyped, and not perfect films by any means, but they were highly original and entertaining and certainly better than most of the crap that gets shoved down our collective throats. I love how we all bitch about how all Hollywood does is make the same bullshit, "cookie-cutter" and paint-by-numbers remakes and sequels, but when someone DOES make an interesting and original film we shit all over it! I'm just saying...
Sept. 14, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST
Fair enough, and very well said. I can't disagree with that.
Sept. 14, 2009, 7:29 p.m. CST
by Jawa 007
Hey, it looks entertaining and cute, but work of genius?
Sept. 14, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST
Loved when she walked around in knee high striped socks and hot pants. Hated that she burped and farted during sex.
Sept. 14, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST
it must be good. Yeah right. Austin love(aimed at AICN). "It's Juno and Little Miss Sunshine"..publicist/agent speak. She's a female Tarantino? Holy Shit. I'll see it eventually but this reads like such a snow job. Copernicus may have done this movie a great disservice cause it makes me NOT want to see this. I really hope Drew is this great. If nothing else she has literally grown up on a movie set so she would have to be a complete retard to not know how to make a competent movie. Best of luck dear. See you on the rental rack.
Sept. 15, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST
If anything, he wrote a glowing review in order to woo Drew into bed, not because she's already coerced him. Might as well go see the film and judge for yourself but I really think there's something for everyone in it.
Sept. 15, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST
script-wise which ruined it for me. but I'm but unlike LMS (and juno) I actually care about this one
Sept. 15, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST
yeah - someone beat me to it - but they did film it here in Michigan, not Texas. Payback for Robocop being filmed in Houston, not Detroit!