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Matt Reeves has landed a bungalow in... THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Hey folks, Harry here...   well it seem Matt Reeves...  the man behind CLOVERFIELD and LET ME IN has landed the directing reins of a very coveted project... THE TWILIGHT ZONE...   a film about obsessions with boys that use hair paste.   No, it's based on Rod Serling's brilliant series (now, completely available on Blu Ray! And so bleeding worth it!)  Apparently the script was written by the former Production Office Coordinator for JULIEN DONKEY-BOY.   But given the job that Reeves did on LET ME IN, I'm betting he gets the material to his own particular sweet spot.   Leonardo DiCaprio is producing...   If they do this right, we shouldn't learn a single thing about the film until the screen opens.   Honestly.  Just announce the cast, no loglines...  it's THE TWILIGHT ZONE, it'll either be great or it won't.   But I for one am always there for TWILIGHT ZONE, because I know even if I don't like it.   I have a shit ton of great ones right here!  I hope the publicity for the film gets people to really go back and take in the classics.  They're just the best!  VARIETY broke the story moments ago, when they read Michael Fleming's story on DEADLINE and didn't source their story properly.  They do that all the time.  Sigh.

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  • Oct. 15, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Can't help but be bummed it isn't...

    by jimmy_009

    ...Nolan, but this is at least a step up from Michael Bay.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST

    cool

    by lookylookymoontard

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 1:30 p.m. CST

    yawn

    by Billy_D_Williams

    journeyman hack

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Cool,it will be interesting to see what he does with it

    by lookylookymoontard

    i'm game

  • Matt Reeves is not bad, but he's not the marvel boy that AICN makes him out to be. He's still a thousand times better then his former ass-boss Jar Jar Abrams.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 1:34 p.m. CST

    TURNS OUT IT WAS MAN!!!!!

    by BookhouseBoy

    That is all.....

  • That's hardly a point you made. You damned Matt Reeves with very faint praise indeed.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    I've seen it! it's a lion! it's huge

    by Gorgomel

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST

    A guy from Lost will be cast as Rod Serling

    by Gorgomel

    And he will drink a slusho bottle instead of smoking a cigarette during the movie introduction.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    at California Adventure...

    by HEADGEEK

    Yoko took me to the Hollywood Tower of Terror - or whatever it is called. I'm not a huge fan of the "DROP RIDES" just because I really do get HOLY SHIT on those. But when i suddenly realized it was a Twilight Zone - and that Rod Serling was interacting with us - and that we were all being transported to THE TWILIGHT ZONE. It was the best. Just saying.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Didn't Vic Morrow die filming the last one

    by zufflezipperfish

    And he had the best segment.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST

    At the Orlando Twilight Zone you can

    by UltraTron

    well first of all the ride is infinately better and you actually drive around dark ride style through the twilight zone before doing the elevator thing. You pass all the eyeball and e=mc2 stuff. Then when you drop it's complete anti-gravity for several drops. You can get water in a cup to form a perfect ball. There's no wind. Hold out a cup of water and try it. You can float anything in front of you for a few seconds. Things people that live in theme parks know. Like how the flux capacitor is built into a prop in the Frankenstein set area of universal studios ca. It's just a walkthrough spookhouse deal. The actual flux capacitor is churning away in there with millions of hapless people never knowing it while they pass.

  • I hope it's more of an anthology than just one guy going through multiple adventures of TTZ. The one thing that would suck for me is if you have this guy who is a scientist, who claims he's discovered a strange dimension called 'The Twilight Zone,' and sets out to investigate it...and then he wanders into every other set piece we've seen before...before finding out he's trapped inside the still living brain of Rod Serling, unable to escape from his dead body.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    he wasn't even on the announced list, was he?

    by TheSeeker7

    I mean, I thought it'd probably be too good to be true that Nolan would actually get the gig, but the list that was published before of the possible candidates, I don't recall Reeves being on there. That said, I'm just still glad it isn't Bay.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 2:02 p.m. CST

    and once again goatfucker proves he's a liar

    by Xiphos_2

    It wasn't a "cut an paste job" you lying piece of Iberian goat shit. Christ on a crutch you need to write down the lies you spew to keep track of them you chicken molesting fucktard.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 2:22 p.m. CST

    TZ will sizzle with a score by Angela Badalamenti.

    by justmyluck

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Oh, that English spoken "Let me in"

    by CuervoJones

    I forgot about that movie. A souless copy, indeed. Anyway, Cloverfield was pretty good.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST

    It's a fuckin' cook book!!!!!

    by Gorgomel

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Brian Cox played the ambulance driver in the original Twillight Zone movie.

    by JohnWayneWasGay

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Bob Zemekis directed..

    by Zath_ras

    the ToT segments using whiz-bang state of the art 1994 Forrest Gump technology. Still when Serling's voice changes to the impersonator halfway though, it's about as convincing as John Mclean saying Yippie Ki-yay Mister Falcon.

  • And the fact that save for the character of Marlena the rest of the cast was made of unberable fucking snobish fart-asses yuppies i couldn't wait for them to die doesn't help the rewatch value of the movie either.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Robert Zemeckis can go fuck himself up his fucking ass.

    by AsimovLives

    The very mention of his name gives me gastritis. Fuck that fucking fuck.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    This is cool...but I also want Cloverfield II

    by billF

    I think he will do a good job, but I also would love a Cloverfield sequel. But I want to see more of the Monster. I agree that not showing the monster too much built up the tension but it really cuts down on the re-watching level of the movie.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST

    ASsimovLives... you asshole

    by Sicuv Uyall

    wannabe pseudo intelectual oh I'm so cool I hate yuppies dumbass points out flaws in movies but has to watch them multiple times loser what the fuck pretty much everyone here with their Brian Cox jokes and FACT! statements we hate Michael Bay because we're smart and Drive is the best movie out there although real viewers were bored quickly... Make a movie and let's see how well it does, you losers.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Matt Reeves' Let Me In left me cold

    by the_rising

    What a pathetic remake. It was not as good as the original film and it was not nearly as good as the book. It was just crap. Bored me to tears. The Twilight Zone Movie came out not long ago. It was called INCEPTION and it was awesome.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 5:18 p.m. CST

    cloverfield needed more cox and less stupid hipster yuppies

    by JohnWayneWasGay

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 5:42 p.m. CST

    WHAT??!!! they give us Reeves instead of Nolan??

    by RpgSama

    I'm not one of those that say that Christopher Nolan is perfect and shits gold, but first saying that Nolan was almost a done deal for the TZ movie and then giving it to Reeves, WTF??!!, Nolan with all his shortcomings (a matter of opinion) would have still done wonder with this franchise...

  • ...hmm...imagine that. By all accounts, this won't be an anthology film. Which seems like a huge fucking mistake. Of course, what creepythinmanlives says makes a lot of sense. A new retro-styled TZ show would be awesome. And with all the Mad Men-influenced retro 60s style bullshit hitting the airwaves now...it actually seems like a feasible proposition.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 6:21 p.m. CST

    here's what you do...

    by Detached

    ... have some veterans from famous episodes of the original series who are still around (Shatner, whoever) show up either in the script(s) or as some form of "watcher" in the background who somehow "tells" the story. Too bad Burgess Meredith is gone. He'd have been perfect too.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 6:40 p.m. CST

    AsswipeLives ...DOES fuck himself up his fucking ASS!!!

    by theKRELL

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 6:54 p.m. CST

    The big reveal at the end of the Twilight Zone remake will be...

    by locke815

    Directed by M. Night Shyamalan

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 7:05 p.m. CST

    I enjoyed Let Me In

    by slayme

    and even though it was very similar to the original - I liked it a bit better. Can't wait to see Twilight Zone woo-hoo!

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Nolan is way too sophisticated, even for you film geeks...

    by locke815

    The Prestige is so fucking incredible. Every scene is perfectly important to the story. The cages of canaries foreshadowing the 100 deaths of Robert Angier. Borden's character saying "we were two men at the start of a great career" referring to him and his brother instead of him and Angier. The juxtaposition of Angier and Cutter, Borden and Fallon, Tesla and his assistant, etc. The "twist" that it was sci-fi instead of a period piece. The themes of suffocation (Angier's wife drowning, Angier's drowning; Fallon's near-suffocation, his wife's hanging, Borden's ultimate hanging; their assistant being advised "not to breathe"). The parallels of Angier and Borden's rivalry to Edison and Tesla's rivalry. The little boy pointing out to Borden "What happened to his brother?", thus foreshadowing Borden's secret behind his prestige. The massive consistency where Borden behaves differently towards Sarah depending on which brother is playing Borden that day. The brilliant puzzle of "How could he not know?" which knot he tied, when - in fact - the writer of the diary DIDN'T know which knot it was, since it was his brother who tied it. The narrative technique of the two magicians reading each other's falsified diaries. The fact that the entire movie is built as a Pledge, Turn, and Prestige in its own right. The initials of the characters Alfred Borden Robert Angier spelling "ABRA", for abracadabra. The refusal to seek the sappy Hollywood ending and show that both men are destroyed... Borden hanging dead, his brother never experiencing the joy of the audience's faces (as he is a poor showman); Angier dead 101 times over. And on and on and on and on... Yet people bitch about whether Superman can trim his beard or not. It's pathetic. You people wouldn't appreciate a Nolan Twilight Zone if it were given to you, so be grateful it's Reeves.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Matt Reeves dont do!!!!!

    by ray a

    It's a cookbook!!!!!!!!

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Re: Locke

    by ray a

    Best. Post. Ever.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Wait, there's even more space-dust on this cookbook

    by locke815

    How to Cook For Forty Men

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 7:28 p.m. CST

    For all the people who bash "Lost"...

    by locke815

    It was good until season 6. If a studio exec could strike season 6 from existence and future generations see the hydrogen bomb at the end of season 5 just reset the timeline such that everyone dies and history repeats itself endlessly, it's a perfect show. Those guys could write a decent Twilight Zone movie. For instance... the scene near the end of season 5 of Lost where Sawyer is explaining to Jack that he could have gone and saved his parents' lives, but didn't; what's done is done. And Jack determining that he needs to destroy an island rather than just go and face the woman he loves who is standing feet away, the fulfilment of his character always running from his problems. And then Miles points out that they are fulfilling a predetermined course of events. I mean, fantastic writing... purely fantastic. That Miles point was a Twilight Zone twist in and of itself.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Thanks dontsaygay

    by locke815

    If I would have known that would be my best post ever I wouldn't have followed it with a weak non sequitur.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Needs to be an anthology and filmed in black and white

    by Crimson Dynamo

    The 80's Twilight Zone movie has an amazing jump in quality if you mute the color on your TV & watch in in B&W

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    This thread has already been

    by Brian

    . . . . . . . . . ....coxxed!!!!

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Bring back the Landiscopter

    by GhostDad

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Memento, Following and the Prestige...

    by Christopher3

    Are pretty much feature-length Twilight Zone eps already.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 10:31 p.m. CST

    more zemekis!!!

    by eric

    they should have him direct one of the segments, and it should be about a kid who goes back in time, then comes back from the past but then somehow has to go back to the same time in the past and avoid his previous self, and then, for some strange reason he winds up in the old west and then finally come back to his present day. again. oh, and also throw the future in there too. i think it would work.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Idea --- the Host

    by xoandre

    Certainly there are many great voice actors out there in hollywood-land and beyond, but just for the heck of it, who would be an odd yet intriguing host to introduce new tales of supernatural wonder? First one who comes to mind is actually..... BRAD PITT! Yeah, weird, fer sure, but he does have a good voice for the part and he is a seasoned and well-respected man of talent. Let's NAME NAMES and place the vocals with whatever you imaging to be the new look of a "Rod Serling" like actor.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 12:16 a.m. CST

    BEST SHOW EVER!!!!

    by ass clown

    I'm not quite sold on Matt Reeves but I think this will be more about the writing then anything else. I'd rather see a reboot of the tv show but I'll take what I can get. I could see this film going either way but I'm hopin reeves can knock it out of the park

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 1:29 a.m. CST

    xoandre

    by lv_426

    Jon Hamm, of Mad Men. Maybe a bit obvious, but he has that 60's era swagger and style down, as well as the skills to swoop in and properly deliver his lines while looking cool smoking a cigarette. Definitely needs to be in black & white though.

  • would be to have one director make a TZ film with three separate acts. Each act would have it's own protagonist, storyline, and twist ending. Then at the end, there would be a closing scene that would have a single mind-blowing twist that would somehow tie into the three different acts of the film. Still have a Serling type host as well. This way we'd get a film that is not a complete anthology film, but one that would still retain the anthology feel of The Twilight Zone.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 2:05 a.m. CST

    locke815 on the Prestige

    by alpha

    Love the post for its passion and thoughtful analysis, still doesn't change my opinion that the Prestige kind of sucked though. I appreciate what your saying but I put it too you that it doesn't matter how good a magic trick is if it doesn't entertain. I found the Prestige hollow and empty at it's heart largely because Borden was so truly dull and uncharismatic that I found it hard to relate. I think Bale is a good actor but he was terribly miscast there. He had intensity but he lacks natural flair and that was inherently neccessary for that character. Jackman worked and that just made his story all the more tragic but Borden's arc felt off and to me it ruined the trick. I thought it was a fine effort but ultimately a flawed failure.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Reeves directing

    by alpha

    Good choice for me. he proved with Cloverfeld and Let me in that he can use two totally different and somewhat opposite styles of film-making which means he can probably handle Twilight Zones changes of gears and do something interesting. I agree that having three seemingly different segments that then turn out to be related would make for an interesting narrative.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 3:07 a.m. CST

    The Prestige is a masterpiece

    by Bobo_Vision

    I think the Prestige, and not Inception, is Nolan's masterpiece. That film is perfect.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 4:27 a.m. CST

    Fuckin Love The Prestige

    by Autodidact

    That movie was so good it almost ruined the next year of movies for me.

  • And I want Cloverfield 2.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 4:43 a.m. CST

    THE PRESTIGE is exceptionally good.

    by AsimovLives

    It was the movie that definetly made me a fan of Christopher Nolan. Before i watched it, i was quite skeptical. Battling magicians, really? Then by the five minute mark, i was already compeltly into the movie. I became a fan of Nolan after this movie, and never looked back.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 4:45 a.m. CST

    sicuv uyall

    by AsimovLives

    Pseudo-intelelctual, me? Since when i claimed to be an intellectual in here, you fucking cunt? Get real!

  • While Matt Reeves tried to pull the same type of mood the original movie had (which he achieved with some sucess), he jsut made the same bsasic mistake that so many of Holywood's remakes of foreign movies do: they let the subtlery and more morally harsh aspects at the door. And then there was the fucking score, always mickey-mousing the emotional and scary aspects of the story. If shit was supposed to be scary, then the soundtrack would go BAAAMMMM-AHHHHH-AAHHHH! Typical Spring-loaded Cat scare bullshit. The score was beyond anoying, and a pale comparison to the hauting and beautiful score form the original. I urge you guys to listne to the audio comentary for the original LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (which was recorded in english by the director and author-screenwriter, both speak with excelent english) and learn on how much though went to the making of that movie. I can certanly say for sure that the american remake didn't had half the though put to it.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 4:54 a.m. CST

    locke815, fantastic post, well said.

    by AsimovLives

    I tip my hat to you, friend. Finally, some intelligence in this place. A proper intellectual, ladies and gentlemen.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 4:57 a.m. CST

    locke815

    by AsimovLives

    I bash LOST. The seeds of it's fall started with Season 1. More specifically, with all the thoughless bullshit that JJ Abrams pulled out of his ass while he was still co-creator and a creative force in that show. The piling up of the detritus of his bullshit is what, many seasons later, eventually crash and burnend the show. No amount of talent could salvage the shit that Abrams put to that show. Funny enough, Abrams bailed out way before. He created the shit, and then he let it for others to deal with it and clean the mess. Typical Abrams bullshit behavior. And people call that cunt a visionary.

  • Zemeckis stoped being a proper filmmaker. Neither life action nor animation. All he wants now is to play with his over-expensive CGI crayons with somebody else's dollars. He's the precursor of Zack The Hack Snyder, and for that, fuck him.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 5:04 a.m. CST

    Matt Reeves is not a bad director. I'd say he's a good director.

    by AsimovLives

    I'm not saying he's exceptional. He's a typical workhorse director, but of the good kind. But he has yet to make a movie where he can actually show his true quality. So far all his movies are still, one way or another, made too much under the aegis of his ass-fuck boss Jar Jar Abrams. Reeves really needs to let go of anything to do with Abrams, directly or indirectly, to actually start to show his real quality as a filmmaker.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 5:11 a.m. CST

    asimov: re: Lost

    by melonman

    There's a very good interview online where Kevin Pollak interviews Damon Lindelof. Large section of is about Lost and Lindelof nearly had a nervous breakdown having to write the thing on his own. Abrams came up with basic sf concept (which at that stage amounted to "there's something about the island") and dumped his pal in it. Lindelof came up with conceit of characters back stories etc dominating first series. You can love or hate Lost (I loved it despite, or even because of, it's flaws) but Abrams doesn't really deserve any credit, or even criticism, for it - it wasn't really his show. BTW everyone who praises The Prestige above is right - it is a masterpiece. I saw it the same month as Children of Men, and couldn't believe how bloody good cinema was. Didn't like Let Me In at all - but Reeves is probably better fit for Twilight Zone than a lot of directors in his price range (although I'd still prefer Rupert Wyatt or Duncan Jones).

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 5:23 a.m. CST

    Or Ben Wheatley to direct Twilight Zone

    by melonman

    Thinking about it - there's actually quite a few directors I prefer over Reeves. Richard Ayoade. Vincenze Natali. The list goes on…

  • I wished I enjoyed Inception as much as The Prestige but by the time Inception connected with me emotionally (after alot of technical exposition on dream infiltration / dream levels, etc. when I started learning more about Cobs wifes suicide it was just too late and I was just watching the film for the visuals)...Locke can you post a breakdown on Inception the way you did for The Prestige please (as I've no doubt there much in Inception which I just turned "off" to). Following repost from Locke: The Prestige is so fucking incredible. Every scene is perfectly important to the story. The cages of canaries foreshadowing the 100 deaths of Robert Angier. Borden's character saying "we were two men at the start of a great career" referring to him and his brother instead of him and Angier. The juxtaposition of Angier and Cutter, Borden and Fallon, Tesla and his assistant, etc. The "twist" that it was sci-fi instead of a period piece. The themes of suffocation (Angier's wife drowning, Angier's drowning; Fallon's near-suffocation, his wife's hanging, Borden's ultimate hanging; their assistant being advised "not to breathe"). The parallels of Angier and Borden's rivalry to Edison and Tesla's rivalry. The little boy pointing out to Borden "What happened to his brother?", thus foreshadowing Borden's secret behind his prestige. The massive consistency where Borden behaves differently towards Sarah depending on which brother is playing Borden that day. The brilliant puzzle of "How could he not know?" which knot he tied, when - in fact - the writer of the diary DIDN'T know which knot it was, since it was his brother who tied it. The narrative technique of the two magicians reading each other's falsified diaries. The fact that the entire movie is built as a Pledge, Turn, and Prestige in its own right. The initials of the characters Alfred Borden Robert Angier spelling "ABRA", for abracadabra. The refusal to seek the sappy Hollywood ending and show that both men are destroyed... Borden hanging dead, his brother never experiencing the joy of the audience's faces (as he is a poor showman); Angier dead 101 times over. And on and on and on and on... Yet people bitch about whether Superman can trim his beard or not. It's pathetic. You people wouldn't appreciate a Nolan Twilight Zone if it were given to you, so be grateful it's Reeves.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 6:40 a.m. CST

    No chance

    by Johan_Schmidt

    This is terrible news, this series needs you to have a level of creativity that this guy doesn't have. More money down the drain, more bland shit presented in the name of the Twilight Zone. Spin in your grave Rod.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 7:36 a.m. CST

    melonman

    by AsimovLives

    The problem is that Abrams is milking a whole career on TV and cinema as the creator of LOST. Just see how many adverts of the movies he was involved had the tag "from the creator of LOST". As if he was the sole creator of the thing. and that's how he carried himself around, and that's how the geekry fell in absolutle complete surrender to his bullshit. I guess walking around claiming to be the creator of LOST gives more credence then being the creator of FELICITY, i bet. Or as the writer of REGARDING HENRY and JOYRIDE. Or the script for Superman that was so terrible everybody in and out of Holywood laughed at. I don't lament Linderhoff's owes because he stills slaves his ass under Abrams orders. If the LOST stuff was so traumatic to him, and Abrams had left him on such a bad spot, then why the fuck is he still hanging out with Abrams, kissing his ass? The ass sore must not had been that bad, then. I blame Abrams for the stupid ideas he had that causes a bunch of unresolved impossibilities to the story and structure of LOST. And i blame Lindenoff because the shit he came up with barely made it any better. I sympathise with Lindenoff, but up to a point.

  • Hell, there was fools in here (and by that i also mean the regular reviewers) who actually dared to coment that LET ME IN was superior or more enjoyable then LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. Unbelievable madness! Or unbelievable ass-kissing!

  • As much as auteurism idolises the director this movie will be down to the script. Reeves could turn in a watchable product given the right tools. But it's someone else's story he's making. And it was always the scripts that made the original series so good (although they did have some pretty amazing directors passing through it's doors, using it as a low budget film school much the same way others trained under Roger Corman). If we're going to hold the director up on a project like this I'd at least have liked to have seen a writer/director hired.

  • He appears modest, amiable and intelligent, and describes pretty well the gruelling experience of working in the TV fodder factory, then having your dream come true of running a show, but then the nightmare scenario of not being given enough time to do it properly. Lost's flaws stem from that psychotic rush into production that made him want to quit through exhaustion and stress. He was in a no win situation, and he made the best of it. It could've been a career finisher if he had walked off. He also talks a little about Prometheus. Just how visual Scott is, and his respect for previous script drafts he read before being brought in.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 8:38 a.m. CST

    alpha

    by Johnboy40

    re bale and borden thats kinda the point. Borden doesnt know how to be a showman. he is intense, but lacking flair (both of him). whereas angier, whilst not as talented, is cleary the man with more presence. If anything, the lack of flair in the performance was right for the character kinda like bale and jackman. bale is the more talented actor, but Jackman has a more natural sense of being a showman.(probably comes from being a song and dance man)

  • Let's see. At least 7 of the most watched classic films ever made were lensed by zemetkis. But he doesn't get a pass because he experiments with the latest art tools? Hmm. Ok. Fine. I'll hate him too now. You've convinced me.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 9:47 a.m. CST

    ultratron - Zemekis

    by lv_426

    I agree that Zemekis has made some classics, but at the same time, he has shown signs of Lucas Syndrome more and more these days. It is not that people don't want him to experiment, but that it would be nice to see Zemekis make a movie with real live people again using good old fashion real cinematography to do so. That would be novel.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    ultratron

    by AsimovLives

    I bash Zemeckis any day of the week. Yeah, he made some now class movies inthe past. Allow me to repat that. HE MADE SOEM GOOD MOVIES IN THE PAST! IN THE PAST! THE PAST!

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 9:53 a.m. CST

    ultratron, sorry i was cut off, i'll repeat again

    by AsimovLives

    I bash Zemeckis any day of the week. Yeah, he made some now class movies inthe past. Allow me to repat that. HE MADE SOME GOOD MOVIES IN THE PAST! IN THE PAST! THE PAST! ONCE UPON A TIME! ONCE! THE PAST! Nowdays, i bash Zemeckis until the seas boil over. I bash the fuckign hack fuck that Zemeckis have become,the stupid retard fuckign fool and his fucking dead eyed zzombie CGI cartoons bullshit. And the fucking retard bullshit CONTACT piece of shit he made as well. Andthe pointof no return was that shit crap fucking bulslhit called BEOWULF. After that shit, fuck Robert Zemeckis up his fucking ass! So yeah, fuck Roberty Zemeckis up his fucking ass! Fuck that fucking fuck! And i use to be his fan. Make no mistake, he used to be one of my favorite. Now i jsut want him to go get fucked and fuck off and never make movies ever gain and just get fucked, the fucking fuck! Fuck Robert Zemeckis up his fucking ass! Fuck that fucking ass. Fuck him, that fucking fucker!

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 9:56 a.m. CST

    melonman

    by AsimovLives

    I think it has always been terribly underrated the visiual quality of the TWILIGTH ZONE show. Yes, it was the inteligent writing that made the differenc,e but man, that show was a visual fiest! Never understimate the important of visual conponent of that show to it's sucess. To prove the point, notice when, in the 1980s, the 80s version of the show reused and remake someof the classic episodes, and how bland looking they were compared to the classics from the original show. TWILGIHT SHOW was a complete show, from writing to acting to directing to visuals. A complete show indeed. I'm not disagreeing with you, i'm just comenting on something i think you failed to adress, that's all.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 10:01 a.m. CST

    melonman

    by AsimovLives

    Seems Lindenoff knows how to talk the talk. sAdly, so many hacks out there know that too. They all know to talk the talk. Sadly, few if any of them know the walk. After readingand listening to so many JJ Abrams bulslhit interviews, i'm more them immune to this type of verbiage, to this talk talk stuff. Do you remember the great talk that McG gave before TERMINATOR CASTRATION was released? How afable, sincere, humble and self-deprecating he was? How he said all the right things? And what a terrible piec eof retard berayal piece of shit the movie was, and how it was proved how insincere he was? I learned my lesson. I'm sorr,y but Lindenoff doesn't convince me at all. All is ee grom his is the same bulslhit i see from his beloved mentor, the master of bullshit Jar Jar Abrams and his two ass-slaves buddies Orci and Kurtzman.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    lv_426

    by Crimson Dynamo

    i'd watch that twilight zone film

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Twilight Zone Movie

    by HughHoyland

    IMO I like the idea of bringing back the B&W filming, if its done right. I think one of the reasons it worked so well in the original Twilight Zone series in creating that eerie vibe, and even OL for that matter, is that its really Film Noir done well. It added a since of the unkown to the usually tese and or creepy story line already present. As far as this project goes, even though I could be ultimatly proven wrong, I think i'll be something along the line of LOST. And thats not a bad formula necessarily.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST

    hughhoyland

    by AsimovLives

    No, LOST is not a bad formula, it's a terrible formula. Making a whole Twilight Zone in which stuff would be pulled out of the filmmakers' ass without a though on how to resolve it, a whole thing made of ass-pulls, that, in my opinion, is not a good way to make anything.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Locke

    by smatt584

    For all you've gone over regarding The Prestige, plus the beautiful cinematography and great cast (except ScarJo who can't act worth shit), I like and bought the movie. However, even after everything I couldn't bring myself to love the movie because regardless of the presentation an the show, it failed to do what every great magic trick does; it didn't fool the audience. They broadcast all the twists so much that they neutered any kind of surprise reveal. If you didn't realize that they were brothers and that Angiers was suiciding his clones by the time the final act began, then you didn't pay attention. Unfortunately the script had to be clever and squeeze in all the little clues like the ones that you pointed out that they blew their wad prematurely. The ending wasn't the 'Tada!' that they meant for it, but rather a 'see, the rabbit WAS in the hat all along just like everyone knew it was'. Hell, how many times did Bale's wife have to do that whole 'you don't love me today' shit before the audience was suppose to know it was two men? It was not the perfect film, just better than most. I still think Momento

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Damn iphone

    by smatt584

    *Ahem* I still think Momento is Nolans best film. It may be a much simpler film, but it is more effective IMO.

  • Reddick has that grave-yet-playful intonation that Serling always had in his monologues.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Good to see all the appreciation for The Prestige

    by alexander

    Think it's Nolans best film so far, I guess this news is kind of fair enough as like others have pointed out, The Prestige and Inception could pass as Twilight Zone feature lenghts. What matters now is who they have writing this... still be really interested in a series done right again whether it uses the name or doesn't, as long as the ideas and writing are great, (if the directing did them justice too then, well that would also be nice))

  • Amnd not just that movie. Is she not that strong in blockbusters? She's not alone. She does great in smaller movies.

  • A nonsensical twist would had hurt the movie. That the movie is filled with clues that how the end will play out (and which you were smart enough to pick up) also saves the movie from having an ass-pull as an ending. And despiste all that, we are still discussing about the movie. Instead of being just some forgotten movie in a bargain bin. It must mean the movie did something right. Sometimes we don't love grrat movies. Sometimes we are reluctant to accept or love and enjoy great movies at first. I know about that because that's what happened to me with 2001: A SPACE ODDYSSEY. I can't boast that i loved that movie at first sight because i didn't. Was i not smart enough for it, didn't i payed attention, was i not in the mood, i don't know. But i didn't loved it the first time i saw. But it grew on me. and now it's one of my favorites. I hope my point is coming across in that soemtimes, when we see a movie for the first time, our first impression doesn't mean it will be our final.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    first short movie, i meant to say.

    by AsimovLives

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST

    tallboy6t6

    by AsimovLives

    It's such a copy and paste job that it has no real reason to exist, then. The movie redefines the concept of uselessness. And i don't consider it a good copy and paste job. It's really inferior to the original. Where the original was subtle and nuanced, the remake is obvious and screams it all with a blarring obvious mickeymousing score. It's not a bad movie., But just because if takes so much form the magnificent original. A xerox copy with bad tonner.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Asimov

    by smatt584

    I didn't want a nonsensical twist, the one they had was perfect as it was, the problem was they took these two great twists and spelled them both out well before the big reveal. And it's a tough argument to say it was Nolans intention to give away the ending ahead of time because of the way he shoots the last act you can tell that he expects the audience to be surprised by it, but things like Bales bad makeup when he was playing the brother were too obvious not to ruin the surprise. Imagine if a little more care had gone into preserving the ending, how awesome it would have been if had been a surprise? Too many 'clues' took away the mystery. And it's too bad too, because they had a killer ending. I'm not saying the movie was 'ruined' by any stretch of the term or that I didn't like or enjoy it (shit, I bought the movie after I had seen it twice). I'm not even saying the movie was not extremely well made in it's own right. Only that it falls well short of greatness because of a fundamental flaw. Hell, the same type of flaw completely ruined Shutter Island for me, but, sad to say, SI didn't have the craftsmanship that TP did to save it.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Twilight Zone = Masterpiece

    by DavidBanner

    I wish they would leave it alone. The original series was wonderful. Now Hollywood will crap out a subpar version.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 8:11 p.m. CST

    =, and not Inception,=

    by KilliK

    FACT.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 4:38 a.m. CST

    It should be three stories, IMO

    by chien_sale

    Because then if one film sucks the others might save it. Remember Richard Kelly trying to remake the phone episode whatever. I don't want to see that again.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 5:28 a.m. CST

    smatt584

    by AsimovLives

    I understand your point, and you presented it intelligently. It seems obvious to me that i'll not be able to convince you otherwise. It's your opinion, and i respect it. Me, i just think the movie is a whole portait and representation of the concept of the prestige in illusionism. The cleus were all hidden in plain sight. I believe they are supposed to be found out. At second viewing. You, you are like the guys who watch a magic trick and notice the slight of hands that the magicians are doing. We rest of us do not notice, or we deliberatly let ourselves be carried by the showmanship. This doesn't mean we are stupidier, it's just that you are more perceptive.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 6:09 a.m. CST

    asimovlives

    by CuervoJones

    That´s the reason i like Cloverfield. I enjoy those How I Met Your Mother douches being killed by Godzilla and his crabs.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 8 a.m. CST

    George Clooney introduces each segment.

    by UltraTron

    It's in black and white. Clooney is smoking and saying- picture if you will- one George Clooney- a simple man- a quiet man. A man who has just started introducing segments in- the twilight zone.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 8:36 a.m. CST

    cuervojones

    by AsimovLives

    That's the best reason to enjoy CLOVERFIELD i ever heard. It's funy that the same reason why the movie can be so unbearable is also why it can be so enjoyable. Sadly, the movie doesnt start with those assholes being killed rigth away, we have to stay with those jerks for 20 minutes until the shit hits NY. What's so hysterical about Cloverfield is that the movie and the filmmakers actually believe this a re a bunch of people we would want to actually be with and feel sympathy for.

  • ... back in the day when it was released, only one single name was mentioned, repeatedly: JJ Abrams, the creator of Lost. So much so there's people, even today, who think he directed the movie, not Matt Reeves. Mention Mattt Reeves and it's like "Matt who?".

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Matt Reeves was endorsed by the novel's author, because

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Lindqvist liked Cloverfield, and came to find out that Reeves also had a rather lonely childhood. Despite the obvious differences, you've got to give Let Me In credit for spot on casting, photography and direction. Yes, the CGI is a bit cartoony, but the bravura sequence of the car escape with the "father" is a great example of special effects filmmaking to give a realistic feeling.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    openthepodbaydoorshal

    by AsimovLives

    LET ME IN is not a bad movie, but it's not remarkable either. Adnd compared to the original, it's pretty banal. I have a tendency to not fully believe the words of filmmakers and their acossiates right when the movie cames out. They are contractually obliged so sell the movie, so of course none of the people involved will say they sold the movie rights to this american company because the money was good, they will do the usual "always been a fan of this dude, etc etc". Not everybody are like Alan Moore, in fact he's notorious for how different and an exception he is.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    A TZ movie won't work

    by whitsbrain

    If this Twilight Zone movie is not an anthology, how does it distinguish itself from any other Fantasy movie with a twist ("The Sixth Sense", "The Prestige", "The Mist", "Planet of the Apes")? There were 150+ 30-minute episodes of the 1959-1963 Twilight Zone. Many were hits, many were misses, but all of them had qualities about them that made them Twilight Zones. Rod Serling's presence, a surprise ending, a different cast for every story and they were in glorious black and white. All of these requirements will escape those involved in this latest cash-in attempt because the studio suits will never be convinced it could make "blockbuster" money. And they'd be right because the Twilight Zone is almost other-worldly. It's from another time. It won't work today. This new movie shouldn't be made. DiCaprio is looking to capitalize on the Twilight Zone brand. That is all.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    It better be dedicated to Vic Morrow this one

    by Seth Gecko

    What happened on the Twilight Zone set in 1982 was the most horrific accident ever caught on film. Saw it on You Tube once not thinking they would actually show it uncut in a doco, but I can tell you it is horrific beyond words. The details are not important. Poor Jennifer Jason Leigh losing her beloved dad in such an awful manner.