Aug. 15, 2001, 2:25 a.m. CST
by jacks bored hack
These two films are at the top of my 'TO SEE' list. This is gonna be one hell of a December. Excellent reviews!
Aug. 15, 2001, 2:28 a.m. CST
I hope these will cure my Hollywood-induced ulcer.
Aug. 15, 2001, 2:32 a.m. CST
moriaty, i want to be you. 11 sounds like a movie fans wet dream. i hope i can contain myself
Aug. 15, 2001, 3:03 a.m. CST
Thank God for good films, that's all I'd like to say at this juncture.
Aug. 15, 2001, 3:26 a.m. CST
i can't wait to see it, love the sense of urgency in soderbergh films, specially the last two. Why didn't they get him to direct pearl harbor?
Aug. 15, 2001, 3:58 a.m. CST
by Ken Luxury-yacht
...cool is back. Personally I really like the original O11, but hey what can I say. On a stag trip to Vegas I made everyone dress up in black suits and white shirts with thin black ties for the Saturday night out!!! (And Elvis suits for Sunday... but that's another story!!!) So, I am absolutely buzzing for the new film. George and Brad are cool mofo's, so unless something terrible happens, we are in for a treat. (Shame we have to wait all year for something good though!)
Aug. 15, 2001, 3:58 a.m. CST
Aug. 15, 2001, 4:01 a.m. CST
OH YEAHHHHH! I can't wait to see Jimmy surprise everyone! Anyone seen that Dramatic "Lifetime" movie with Mr. Carrey in it? That's a shocker too.
Aug. 15, 2001, 4:14 a.m. CST
Oceans 11, The Majestic, Gangs Of New York and LOTR!
Aug. 15, 2001, 5:09 a.m. CST
He was terrible in that piece of shit MOTM.
Aug. 15, 2001, 5:17 a.m. CST
Those two critical pieces by Moriarty on THE MAJESTIC and OCEAN'S 11 were incisive, heartfelt and wonderfully written. At last, AOL/TIME WARNER is beginning to churn out some good films. These two one can look forward now.
Aug. 15, 2001, 6:15 a.m. CST
Well, I geuss these two films just made may Winter Must-See list. It was probably just a matter of time too. If not now, probably when the trailers came out!
Aug. 15, 2001, 6:16 a.m. CST
by Smilin'Jack Ruby
Groovy reportage. Been wondering about both pics, of course, and really, really want to see "Ocean's Eleven" now after reading that boffo script. Still wondering about "The Majestic," but we'll see. I think you would've dug "The Curse of the Jade Scorpion," but come on, you can see that in a week and a half.
Aug. 15, 2001, 6:31 a.m. CST
Once again, thanks to Mori's reviews, hope springs eternal that I'll actually see something worthwhile from Hollywood this Fall & Winter. Ocean's Eleven sounds fantastic! I may even be able to tollerate another performance by Julia Roberts, which is a rarity. Thanks for the look at these promising projects.
Aug. 15, 2001, 6:52 a.m. CST
Commuting into work can be a drag, but after reading my boy Moriarity gleam about these 2 highly anticipated projects, my entire day has an entirely new gloss on it, I'm happy and excited. I knew Oceans was gonna be cool, but to hear about the scene where Pitt teaches That 70s Show kid Grace, and Pacey (among others) how to play poker is just so damn cool. Plus, the line about Carrey in The Majestic "Hes a god-damn movie star" just gave me the chills. From my estimation, this fall looks like it could rival the fall of 99 when Malchovich, 3 Kings, Fight Club, American Beauty, Magnolia etc were all playing simultaniously. God bless film, it makes my life worth living. Thinking about this fall is gonna make my day in front of a computer worth while.
Aug. 15, 2001, 8:56 a.m. CST
by BEARison Ford
i love jim carrey and i think he's a very entertaining actor/performer, but i'm constantly feeling that whenever he puts out a dramatic movie he's only looking towards getting an Oscar... is that the only reason he's doing this? i think he's already established himself well enough, he doesnt need that shit.
Aug. 15, 2001, 9:43 a.m. CST
Oh, God, I totally forgot about that -- thanks for mentioning it. It completely hilarious and a very canny way of both making fun of AND drawing in that demographic. Soderbergh is just a master. And I want to reiterate: Brad Pitt is friggin' great in this film. I mean, he practically steals every scene he's in (and he's up against some real heavyweights at times). If anything, he's the updated embodiment of all the coolness from the original (well, Clooney has a little of it, too). Beautiful review, Moriarty, as usual.
Aug. 15, 2001, 10:32 a.m. CST
by Tequila Wyrm
Shit, give him his own fucking catagory if that's what it'll take: "Best Film Starring Jim Carrey Doing His damnedest To Win An Oscar."
Aug. 15, 2001, 11:22 a.m. CST
Aug. 15, 2001, 11:23 a.m. CST
Seeing that first picture of brad pitt and g clooney made me think that it would be great casting. Pitt's better than John Travolta anyway.
Aug. 15, 2001, 12:43 p.m. CST
The review sounds fantastic. This is a film I have been dying to see for years, especially because I loved the laid back cool of the original. Remember all those movie critics, the original wasn't a film it was an event; a Rat Pack event. Anyway the film did have a nice cross-cutting technique using the floating balloons to hide the cuts between the clubs just before the New Year is rung in and the heist sequence begins. Check it out its pretty neat. Most importantly, does anyone know where I can read a copy of the final script. Smilin' Jack Ruby mentioned he had read it and it would make by pitifully dull existence worthwhile if I could read it. Cheers.
Aug. 15, 2001, 1:10 p.m. CST
by J Nasty
I've heard he has a cameo. Don't forget to visit the unofficial oceans site http://www.geocities.com/massive3215
Aug. 15, 2001, 1:11 p.m. CST
by MOVIE WRITER
Sex Lies n tape was great stuff. Now all this guy does is make crap that requires a cheadle role and either George Phony or Julia Bigtooth. This crap has to stop.
Aug. 15, 2001, 3:57 p.m. CST
It's the only way the Oscar audience will ever get to see Ash.
Aug. 15, 2001, 5:58 p.m. CST
Wow, is this a record? 22 posts before some wag has to complain about something. Refreshing.
Aug. 15, 2001, 8:36 p.m. CST
If both of these movies are as good as they sound, I'll be there opening day. After this summer of crap (I saw Osmosis Jones on Sunday, Somebody! Please, stop the Farelly Brothers before they make another film!), I have been forced to make my own movie, "Potter's Field", with luck we start filming in November.
Aug. 16, 2001, 4:46 a.m. CST
That was just a pleasure to read.I even care that Jim carey has a new film coming out.Make sure your the one who first reviews ALI and L O T R.I feel Harry (as great as he is)is just a tad over excitable.
Aug. 16, 2001, 3:10 p.m. CST
Around the time that Carrey did the Truman Show, evrybody started aping on how he's trying to get some respect by taking on more serious roles (Truman Show, Simon Birch, Man on the Moon). I say it's all BS. The guy can do any damn movie he wants. I think he just picks the projects that sound like fun, with the people he wants to work with. Milos Forman, the Farrellys, Ron Howard and Rick Baker, and Frank Darabont in his last 4 films. 'Nuff said.
Aug. 16, 2001, 3:26 p.m. CST
Love his films or hate them (and I've done both), he's consistantly one of the most interesting filmakers working in Hollywood. Mori's right about one thing: watching an accomplished journeyman like SS at work is a joy to behold, even when he's not out to change the world. The one thing I never hear about hear about SS though, is his ever increasing command of the craft of editing. To quote: "Clocking in under two hours, the film is a shark: it never stops moving, and when it makes its big moves, there
Aug. 16, 2001, 5:14 p.m. CST
I really hope people actually go to see him, I personally loved his turns in Truman Show and Man on the Moon. Also, Darbot so far has made 2 AMAZING movies, so good hopes for this flick. Hell, it even has Bruce Campbell in it! But, I hope that Carrey doesn't forget that he's a funny motherfucker, and should keep that up. But, yeah, that whinning for an Oscar is EALLY annoying Jimbo. And that whole "Andy Kaufman's spirt possed my soul durring Man on the Moon". What's up with that? Oh well, uhm, yeah, main point: Carrey rules. (PS - Oceans 11 looks neato.)
Aug. 17, 2001, 2:03 a.m. CST
nobody casts a movie better than him (and yes, as much as i hate to admit it, that includes julia roberts and zeta-jones in their respective flicks). but check out the depth in the supporting roles. it's always interesting looking people, of genuine character, that are just so right for the part, that have their stories written in their faces. i know "how" he shoots and edits is cool, but it's what he shoots that i really dig on.
Aug. 17, 2001, 6:33 a.m. CST
OK, I have to see these movies now. Jim Carrey's new one had me shaking, I'm now making that the movie I have to see this winter.
Aug. 17, 2001, 8:58 a.m. CST
I was also invited to this screening. I arrived an hour early. I also drove through an hour and a half of traffic (and had to rearrange my work schedule to leave early), but without the benefit of hypnosis tapes. I RSVPd the previous weekend. I gave them my age/ethnicity/phone number when I RSVPd. Now, I don't know how they run these things, but are you telling me it was FULL half an hour early?? Before they closed their doors they asked me and my girlfriend our ages (late 20s/early 30s), and then turned us away, only letting in teen agers. If my age was a problem, they should have told me when I RSVPd. Or they shouldn't have let us stand in line for half an hour. And if they really did overbook the thing, well, that's just unacceptable. An RSVP is supposed to be a good-faith reservation--you get one, and they're assuring you that you have a seat. When they hit the limit, they should have stopped taking the reservations--I mean, isn't that the whole point of the RSVP? There must've been 50-100 people in line behind me. I can understand overshooting by a little bit for last-minute cancellations, but this was friggin ridiculous. Is this standard procedure? I had to make personal sacrifices and it completely screwed up my week to fight just to get to this thing and then be rudely dismissed. If anyone has any insight into this stuff, please respond.