April 21, 2001, 2:45 p.m. CST
woulda kicked ass because it woulda been doped out hip hop. but on this version we get a David Holmes score (http://oblivion.accessus.net/~jon is my fanpage. And he brings the noise and the funk like he did on the out of sight score.
April 21, 2001, 2:47 p.m. CST
for those who don't know Brett ("Rush Hour") Ratner was supposed to make this film originally. could have been...interesting.
April 21, 2001, 2:50 p.m. CST
1st. Had to say it. Anyway, I am a bigger fan of Clooney than Soderberg, but I'm wishing all the best to this film. With a beyond A list cast, this movie should do good. Don't have any important to say, so I'll be gone.
April 21, 2001, 2:52 p.m. CST
by Bruce T Shark
The biggest crime in recent Oscar history is not that Shakespeare in love won Best Picture over Saving Private Ryan but that Out of Sight wasn't even nominated. It was one of the coolest films in years, better even than Get Shorty (another Elmore Leonard book). I cannot wait to see if Soderberg can extend his run of hits with Oceans 11. After that he should have a go at Be Cool (the sequel to Get Shorty).
April 21, 2001, 3 p.m. CST
by Regis Travolta
You mean Max Baer Jr. from the Beverly Hillbillies has been cloned? He wants to build a Hillbilly Casino in Tahoe and is trying to get the financing for it, even has a license from Paul Henning to use all the characters from Beverly Hillbillies I humbly suggest that YOU Jerry, yes YOU JERRY WEINTRAUB help Max Baer Jr. in his quest to build a wonderful icon of gambling to the Beverly Hillbillies. If not you Jerry then who? Certainly not me. And most assuredly not Soderbergh or Clooney. No Jerry it's up to you to use your New York street smarts and incredible likeability to build the Beverly Hillbillies Casino Hotel. Do it Jerry, do it as soon as you wrap production on "E-Oh-11"..."E-Oh-11"... I hope they use that song in the closing credits! "Never the luck"...
April 21, 2001, 3:10 p.m. CST
I knew that it was terrible going in, but I had no idea of how awful film could possibly be. I'm no snob when it comes to bad cinema. I could converse for hours about the ouvre of Fred Olen Ray or the stylings of Jesus Franco...in other words, I can't wait for the DVD.
April 21, 2001, 4:16 p.m. CST
I know there's been one hell of a lot of talk about him lately, but I think Soderbergh's is a really interesting career. Here's a guy whose first movie was the shot that started indie-film bloom of the late 80's/90's and the first movie to really make some big bucks for Miramax. Now, granted, had "sex, lies" gone straight to video without a splash (something that was entirely possible given the film's financing deal) another movie would've stepped in. But "sex, lies" is a solidly made, intelligent movie and I can't think of a more respectable flick of that period to start a trail blazing. After that, the guy made a few... misguided movies one after the other. They all have great moments, but they just don't really work. But this is where it gets interesting. It's only when he turns to no-budget, fairly experimental films and starts trying some weird shit that he straightens his course. I think "Schizopolis" may be the best movie he's ever made for that same reason -- it's the work of a guy with nothing to lose and he's right out in front of it (and he's a surprisingly effective actor, to boot). He's paid his dues in spades, basically, and learned more in the process -- I doubt he'd be making great movies now if he had made two or three successful movies after "sex lies." So, yeah, now he's got the Oscar and he's in the books with the double nomination, he's got the freedom to be his own DP, he's all over the place and the smell of backlash is in the air (even *he's* saying he has low expectations for O-11). But I can name 10, 15 working directors off the top of my head who've gotten just as much hype & attention as he has for doing a hell of a lot less work. Plus, his DVD commentaries are a hoot!
April 21, 2001, 7:24 p.m. CST
by Kevin Bosch
This can probably be answered in some simple way, but i still want to know. I had a chance to pick up this script a while back, but instead I got Adaptation and Confessions of A Dangerous Mind. I wonder if I can stil get in contact with the guy that was who had it.
April 21, 2001, 7:53 p.m. CST
by The Tao of Joe
Ever wonder what film harry is spoofing when he is playing the acordian on the toilet? Its GUMMO! Gummo is this weird movie from the director of KIDS. Its a post apacalyptic tale about the ohio based survivors of a great and temendous tornado. The story tells the lives of many people but especially the lives of these two cat hunters who go around killing cats, and selling them to a butcher, only to use the money to buy sex from a mentally handicapped girl. Ohter characters include, a gay man who comes onto a black midget (I shit you not), three sisters (one of which is played by Chloe Sverinty, who also did the costume work for the film), who look for their lost cat, tape their nipples with electrical tape, and fight off a gossip columnist who tries to touch one of the girl's "cootchie". The movie combines actual footage of actual people, with acted out scenes, in a way that is weird. While there was no real story, I was greatly mezmerized by the film, and its bunny child narrator, who wonders throughout the entire film
April 21, 2001, 9:47 p.m. CST
Ok so im thinking, in recent big heist/mystery movies, there has never been a cooler cast than this. Then im thinking, wait, has there ever been a cooler cast sometime in the last 2 decades? Nothing has ever been this big before. NOTHING. This is so freaking cool..the only thing higher on my anticipation list is the sci-fi darren aronofsky movie with Pitt...jesus movies kick ass..im gonna go take some ritalin now
April 21, 2001, 10:22 p.m. CST
George Clooney has never made a film I have remotely enjoyed. I wanted to like From Dusk to Dawn but I didn't. He was awful in Out of Sight which was unfathomably bad. Three kings ... bad, Batman & Robin ... worse, Perfect Storm ... perfect crap. He's just a bad actor. As for Pitt he's little better and Julia Roberts is like a machine gun... scattered fire all over the place with occassional hits but a lot of misses. I predict that this film will be almost unwatchable.
April 21, 2001, 11:33 p.m. CST
April 21, 2001, 11:39 p.m. CST
"Gummo" sounds like a trippy flick. Guess it can't be all that bad if Chloe Sevegny tapes up her bodacious ta-ta's with electrical tape. I'd work for free on that crew if I could help her out.
April 22, 2001, 2:30 a.m. CST
The above article is a bit gushy considering that noone has seen any of the movie yet. Soderberg seems unstoppable at the mo ('with the exception of 'The Limey'- Terence Stamp's 'cockerney' accent must rank as one of the most ludicrously O.T.T. of all time) .......I just hope that this is more than an exercise in 'cool'- that it has a bit of heart. Glad that it isn't a straight remake - the original is dreadful. Who is D.P? is Soderberg shooting it himself again?
April 22, 2001, 3:07 a.m. CST
actually i have to thank mort for this review. this is the most info i've gotten on this movie. and i'm pumped to see it. ted griffen was an inspired choice. loved both the scripts he's written. smart and twisted. i must say this one has winner written all over it. as far as ratner's involvement. his original screenwriter was steve carpenter. that guy that wrote blue streak. shows where his tastes lie. plus i'm sure chris tucker would have had to have been in it. weak. his company did ,from what i understand, also pick griffen so maybe im wrong, i don't know. i don't think ratner would have brought as much to it as this crew will. anyway. i'm done rambling. please give us some more updates on this movie.
April 22, 2001, 11:22 a.m. CST
by The Tao of Joe
if you watch kids, you will see two scenes, which are not so good in direction, but great as far as capturing reality is concerned. One of those, the best, was a scene in which a circle of girls talk about their sexual experiences. It was not scripted That was a harmony scene, a expose' of sorts, on the actual actors lives, and it fit into the rest of the film. Harmony wasnt the director of kids, but he was still A director of kids. Gummo is a series of the harmony scenes, combined with a few sparse acted scenes. Who is the moron now, This is the way
April 22, 2001, 11:29 a.m. CST
by Spacey'd out
It shold be a great movie. And even if its half as good as its predicted to be then it's gonna be really cool.
April 22, 2001, 7:23 p.m. CST
Starring George Clooney as Sammy Maudlin and Don Cheadle as Bobby Bitman, with a special appearance by Julia Roberts as Lola Heatherton! "I love you and I want to bear all your children!!!!" Yes, I've been watching SCTV reruns, why do you ask?
April 23, 2001, 9:06 a.m. CST
Bernie. Motherfuckn. MAC.
April 23, 2001, 9:10 a.m. CST
by B A Fett
Well I must say that I just went from 'curious' about this movie to 'very interested'. Needless to say now I'll be there to see it on opening week-end.
April 23, 2001, 10:19 p.m. CST
OK, lot's of well known names are in this cast but I don't think that automatically means smash hit. Look, I love George but even I can see his weak box office draw. You say "Perfect Storm?" I say "big wave popcorn flick" I will always see George as Dr.Ross.