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.
Excellent list Kirk.......gave me a good laugh.....
He missed a few:
The Help 2: American Poop Pie
The Descendants 2: The Rescendants!
The Iron Lady vs. Real Steel
Girls-With-Dragon-Tattoos Gone Wild!
Midnight in Paris Hilton
Transformers: Dork of the Poon
Kung Fu Panda vs. Gina Carano
The Girl With the Kraken Tattoo Above Her Crack
Hugo 2: Horton Hears a Hugo
The Sisterhood of the Pantsless Kardashians
The Muppets Take Xanax
Margin Call 2: Margin Skype
The Rides of Marge
The Tree of Lifetime Channel
Harry Potter and the Hermione Booty Call
The She-Nerd With the Dungeons & Dragons Tattoo
Tintin 2: Aluminum-num
The Girl With the Ragged Caboose
The Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2: Apes on a Plane
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Telemarketer
Bridesmaids 4: Metermaids
Fun With Dick and Jane Eyre
The Lorax 2: When Loraxes Attack!
My Week With Marilyn Chambers
My Week With Marilyn Manson
My Shabbat With Marilu Henner
The Dragon With the Goth-Girl Tattoo
Octopuss in Boots
Moneyball 2: Creditpuck
Moneyball 3: Checkshuttlecock
Albert Nobbs Has No Knob
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close & Astoundingly Sweaty
You're right, Bob...but the article was praising Mr. Black's acting talent, not his hilarity, alleged or otherwise. I might just give this one a look-see as it sounds like one hell of a story.
The guy is not funny......sorry....but he ain't......
How about a couple of stories on Bruce Willis's dickiness....................
Colin Boyd did a terrific job reviewing this work since there are so few common touchstones to rely on. How can you describe such a piece! It's extraordinary. Makes you scratch your head, look away, look back again, dream, consider possibilities, look again, remember. In this day of homogenized humanity, Pina forces you to realize that other interpretations of reality, thank God, still exist!
Dark Shadows is a big film.
However, there are two redundancies in this sentence: "Upon his arrival in New York, Aladeen is kidnapped and tortured (by John C. Reilly in a brief walk-on), and his beard is removed so nobody will recognize the Supreme Oppressor's dead corpse."
A walk-on is brief by definition, and 100% of corpses are dead.
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