Jan. 25, 2001, 1:54 a.m. CST
by Meat Takeshi
My favourite film of last year had Brother in the title too.
Jan. 25, 2001, 6:39 a.m. CST
Anyone who has seen Elisabeth will agree thaat Eccleston is an excellent actor
Jan. 25, 2001, 9:06 a.m. CST
Mori keep the faith. Chris Eccleston is fucking great actor. Go and watch episodes of Cracker, Hearts and Minds, or even Elizabeth. Don't get fed up with him taking shite Hollywood film roles. He's just taking the money and considering the amount of work he puts in with local youth projects near me, you can't blame him for that. He does plenty of quality work, believe me. Who cares if he's not leading man material. Look at the size of his fucking ears man..!
Jan. 25, 2001, 9:06 a.m. CST
Mori keep the faith. Chris Eccleston is a fucking great actor. Go and watch episodes of Cracker, Hearts and Minds, or even Elizabeth. Don't get fed up with him taking shite Hollywood film roles. He's just taking the money and considering the amount of work he puts in with local youth projects near me, you can't blame him for that. He does plenty of quality work, believe me. Who cares if he's not leading man material. Look at the size of his fucking ears man..!
Jan. 25, 2001, 9:09 a.m. CST
Jesus that annoyed me so much I posted it twice... And Takeshi speaking of Spooky Film Titles, my favourite of last year was 'Speared By Zulu Lovers.'
Jan. 25, 2001, 9:57 a.m. CST
what a fucking surprise. i can't believe so many people have been brainwashed into confusing her looks with her acting ability. she is a horrible actress, she is painful to watch, she reached her peak with the mask, and it's all been downhill since. and don't give me that being john malkovich crap--she wasn't that great in that flick. everyone just misinterpreted the fact that she for once wasn't hot for a good performance. get over it.
Jan. 25, 2001, 11:52 a.m. CST
by All Thumbs
The little I've heard about this film has interested me, particularly Stockard Channing's performance. I think she is one of those great actresses that usually gets stuck being the shining light in a movie that had potential but is poorly executed ("Where the Heart Is", "Practical Magic" just being two of those). I liked Julia Stiles in "Ten Things..." but I noticed that she seems to be playing a very similar character in her current film (haven't seen her in "Hamlet" yet). So, Moriarty, would you recommend this film solely for Channing's performace and the cinematography, or are you saying stay away? (Although, I would probably see it just the same if I ever get the chance.)
Jan. 25, 2001, 12:55 p.m. CST
by Fatal Discharge
...oh wait, that was from Harry's "boner" review of Charlie's Angels. Anyway, I like Cameron. Her bubbly personality shines through in The Mask, There's Something About Mary, and even in dreck like My Best Friend's Wedding. Not many "babes" would choose to look absolutely terrible either in Being John Malkovich while delivering a great performance too. Sounds like a lot of the Sundance films have been disappointments so it's scary to think that we'll be left with only the usual studio crap they inflict on us for most of the year.
Jan. 25, 2001, 3:30 p.m. CST
Is he the lead in Jude? He's not so bad. Hated that movie though. Believe it or not, I saw Save The Last Dance (for free) and along with Hamlet and State and Main, Julia Stiles is proving to be one of the most intelligent and real young actors around. I understand the hardness that's distanced Moriarty from her but it's one of the things I like most about her. It's refreshing to see someone her age with a sense of authority as opposed to the squeaking Barbie dolls the WB network is churning out. I think Stiles is pretty damn good. Too bad Last Dance was such a condescending clap-trap of dated racist cliches and adolescent wallowing. Maybe it's shocking box office'll give her some better scripts. And regarding L.A., I totally agree. I'm from New York but have been in Hollywood a few months (I'm not staying) and am amazed at how ugly it is compared to how it's portrayed on film. If anything, I kind of like it's seediness when seen in an honest, garish light. It's kind of like Andy Warhol threw up. I'd like to see that captured on film. Maybe Scorsese should do a film in L.A.
Jan. 25, 2001, 4:45 p.m. CST
Though I will admit I find Christopher Eccleston a very talented performer, particularly in JUDE, which still stands as *the* definitive adaptation of Hardy on film (for better, or for worse. BTW, I have yet to see THE CLAIM, Winterbottom's take on THE MAYOR OF CASTORBRIDGE.) Onto Mr. Kitano..... loved HANA-BI and VIOLENT COP, but found KIKUJIRO a pretty significant misstep. Had it been an American film, I would've dismissed it faster than you can say DISNEY'S THE KID (which, admittedly, doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but you know what I mean. I hope.) That said, I can't remember the last time I paid to see a film with Omar Epps in it.