Saw it in LA in a theater with a very good sound system...it was GREAT. I love all types of movies, including action, but this musical is a must see. It will make you wish for more films like this.
Can't wait to see it. Loved the play, and based on your review, I will love the movie.
... so what you're saying is, you liked it.
A last minute change of strategy by the studio. Was supposed to be a wide release and they simply changed their minds at the last minute. It's going to expand a bit as the weeks pass. Just know that Colin and I both love this movie, and you should see it when the studio decides to let us have it....it's really good.
TucsonFlickFan: When we schedule reviews, we are depending on the reliability of the schedules given to us by the promoters and studios. In this case, the film promoter insisted as late as 5 p.m. on Tuesday that the film was opening here. For some reason, it did not.
Don't know why this film was reviewed this week....it's not being shown anyplace in town.
Some listings say that "Silver Linings Playbook" is at Foothills Mall Cinema...but after going there, i found out it wasn't showing there, either.
So, why review it, if no one can see it yet? Kinda messed up, right?
The reviewer misses that Daniel Craig is incredibly buff. It is absolutely mandatory that he take off his shirt more than once and this promise definitely attracts female audience. In his first Bond film there a sequence when he was naked, sitting on a chair (and being whipped - not pleasant). He is really physically beautiful, not muscle bound, just very buff. Naomi Harris IS very memorable -- winsome and also believably physically strong and decisive -- not in the tradition of Bond-girls-who-will-be-dead-by-the-end-of-the-film. Ralph Fiennes is good in a small part which obviously will be much larger in the next Bond film. Mendes et al are looking to the future!
Way to go Loft! Loved seeing that patio extended this past weekend. If anyone can do it Peggy can. Good looking woman too...hubba hubba.
I agree completely with this review. What Colin did not say is how bloody and violent the movie is. I would not have gone had I know the scope of the gore. Otherwise, it is a decent movie, but a waste of a very good concept for a potentially great movie.
I saw a preview for this movie last night at the Loft Cinema. It definitely looks interesting with echoes of movies like "No Country for Old Men" and "Red Rock West", both replete with some iconic "bad guys" (Javier Bardem and Dennis Hopper).
I was SO amazed by this film, and I'm hardcore about quality cinema! You MUST see this on the big screen while you can!
Morris Moss(Ayoade) is hysterical in the IT crowd and other things I've seen him in. Far funnier than the others mentioned in the review.
Agree on all counts. Holy Mountain is the best. And, yes, Matthew Barney owes much to Jodorowsky.
As someone who feels nostalgia for the days when movie actors were miked, Bain's voice seemed fine to me, and suitably creepy. That seems an odd nit to pick, in a movie where realism is hardly the point. It's a comic book!
Cody: Astute noticing skills, but that's actually a typo that didn't appear in the print edition, but made it online somehow. Colin is not at fault, but it's nice to know that people other than my ten year old and his friends are still saying "fail".
Lori? Kori? Colin Boyd, fail.
We all need to take action against the source of bullying and let kids, parents, teachers, principals and politicians know that bullying is NOT okay. We all need to do something to make a difference.
An amazing young singer-songwriter named Becca Levy is doing just that.
She has started a music based anti bullying group called Right Now.
Here’s a link to her website that has a video of Becca covering “Right Now” by Van Halen. The purpose of the video is to promote awareness to kids using both music and the Internet. The video begins with a public service announcement and is full of statistics that people of all ages need to see.
Becca lives in Washington, D.C. and just turned sixteen years old.
This reviewer missed two important points: 1) Not only is this princess with the flyaway red hair a model for young girls, she is a strong female character for boys to appreciate as well -- and I know several who do. It is long past time for boys to learn that clever and independent girls are admirable and no threat to males of any age. 2) The other message is that even if your mother has been transformed into a she bear, she is stll your mother, and will fight a dangerous male bear at the risk of her own life in order to save yours. Oh, and also, the princess asks that he mother "will be changed," not specifying that she means that her mind will be changed to agree to let the Princess make any decision about marrige. Message -- be careful what you wish for, you might get it -- and find out you should have been more specific.
I just got on Rotten Tomatoes to find a critic who could articulate exactly how I felt about this movie. You have done it! I guess I'll read your stuff more often...
As someone who seems to be a connoisseur of cinema, I just can't understand your glowing review of this film. I think there might be two different movies named Prometheus released simultaneously and I must have seen the wrong one. I'm a huge fan of the original Alien movie but I'm definitely not a fan-boy and it doesn't require a rabid loyalty to the original movie to find immense disappointment in Prometheus. This movie fails on some very basic levels. The characters are hollow (most of them serve absolutely no purpose in advancing the story), the dialog is shallow (especially given such a grand premise for the storyline) and the entire film is riddled with plot holes. Ridley Scott has said he deliberately left some questions unanswered in order to enhance the sense of mystery, but the kind of questions I pondered while watching Prometheus were; 'Why did the director/writers do that?', or 'What's the point?" The only thing this movie has going for it are the visuals, but that's just lacquer on a turd. If I didn't know better, I would swear this is a Michael Bay film.
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