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NicoleTheStrange
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Icon 14 posted April 02, 2004 16:05      Profile for NicoleTheStrange   Author's Homepage         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Who here has seen this?

I must say it was most excellent.

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Icon 1 posted April 02, 2004 20:57      Profile for weensicka   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Me! And I agree, it was fabulous. Probably one of the best movies I've seen in recent years. Are you a Charlie Kaufman fan, Nicole?

And I must say, it was nice seeing Jim Carrey *act* for a change instead of flailing about onscreen. I wasn't sure he had it in him...

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Icon 1 posted April 02, 2004 22:53      Profile for Slurpy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Watch the Truman show, and you'll see it. Not a whole lot, but it's there.

And I agree, it was excellent.

And I feel sad that there are people who are skipping it to see Hellboy instead, but I feel relatively certain that it would be wasted on them.

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ESOTSM was ineed an excellent film. Once again Jim Carey really showed off his acting chops in playing a introverted, understated guy on the outside but a person with great passion living inside himself that we get to see from his point of view. The timing setup of the film was a lot of fun. I thought the trailers were a little misleading in one aspect, though. The Lacuna group is a very significant part of the story that is left by the wayside in the trailer. No big deal, really, but there's more to the movie than Jim Carey and Kate Winslet's characters.

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Icon 1 posted April 07, 2004 12:49      Profile for Flashfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Slurpy:

And I feel sad that there are people who are skipping it to see Hellboy instead, but I feel relatively certain that it would be wasted on them.

Hey now, some of us don't want our motion-picture experience to be rich and moving. [Razz] It's all about vapid entertainment, big explosions, and actors under so much makeup you'd never recognize 'em!

So there!

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Icon 1 posted April 07, 2004 21:17      Profile for Smurf Boy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Flashfire:
quote:
Originally posted by Slurpy:

And I feel sad that there are people who are skipping it to see Hellboy instead, but I feel relatively certain that it would be wasted on them.

Hey now, some of us don't want our motion-picture experience to be rich and moving. [Razz] It's all about vapid entertainment, big explosions, and actors under so much makeup you'd never recognize 'em!

So there!

Don't forget about the giant underground parties with chicks wearing see-through clothing jumping up and down! [Razz]
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Icon 1 posted April 07, 2004 21:24      Profile for Smurf Boy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I saw a screening of ESOTSM a couple of weeks ago hoping to see Jim Carrey truly act in a good movie. As the fellows above me have said, he definitely exceeded my expectations. Hopefully more movies will be made in the future that draw from his (now) proven acting abilities.

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Icon 1 posted April 07, 2004 21:32      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Jim Carrey can definitely act, given the chance (Truman Show, Simon Birch to a small extent). He's a bit like Robin Williams. If carefully managed, both are capable of some excellent acting. If not, you get "Patch Adams" and "Ace Ventura".

Come to think of it, add Rowan Atkinson to that list of traditionally comedic actors who are versatile enough to do other things.

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Icon 1 posted April 07, 2004 21:35      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Smurf Boy:
quote:
Originally posted by Flashfire:
quote:
Originally posted by Slurpy:

And I feel sad that there are people who are skipping it to see Hellboy instead, but I feel relatively certain that it would be wasted on them.

Hey now, some of us don't want our motion-picture experience to be rich and moving. [Razz] It's all about vapid entertainment, big explosions, and actors under so much makeup you'd never recognize 'em!

So there!

Don't forget about the giant underground parties with chicks wearing see-through clothing jumping up and down! [Razz]
Of course. Mind you, it was during that scene where I wished that they had swapped the casting around for Trinity and Persephone. It's never a good thing when you can't easily tell which one's Neo and which one's Trinity during a sex scene.

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So it's not because it might have meant Monica Bellucci getting her norks out, then? [Wink]
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Ahhh! the eternal sunshine of Spungo's spotless mind! [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
So it's not because it might have meant Monica Bellucci getting her norks out, then? [Wink]

No, just to save confusing the viewers (though I wouldn't have objected if it was Monica in the slow-mo-twist sequence [Wink] . Shame their casting decision was irreversible.

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Icon 1 posted April 11, 2004 03:30      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by csk:
Shame their casting decision was irreversible.

Ha ha - that be a joke, yes? Arf. [Smile]

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I haven't seen it (but it's early days yet)...

However, since I'm in "movie" mode - not to mention an advanced state of refreshment - may I recommend "Girl with a Pearl Earring" (no, not Pearl Necklace, smut-heads) - I only caught up with it last week and would recommend it to one and all...

[Cool]

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I have to concur with Hey-U, really good movie. Saw 'Eternal Sunshine' last night and that was brill too.
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Icon 1 posted May 01, 2004 06:04      Profile for aberrantgeek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It was great, no doubt Jim Carey's best. Really liked it.

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Whoah!

SUPERB film!!

Thanks for mentioning it here, everyone, as it might otherwise have passed me by (have been v. poor at getting out to see good cinema lately). I thought it was a beautifully observed study on what love is and why we continue to do it. Highly recommended!

Oh and if you want a snappy summary, call it a fluffy Memento [Smile]

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Icon 9 posted May 06, 2004 10:51      Profile for MTB Babe   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Its not playing in the theatres around here anymore, and I missed it [Frown]

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Icon 1 posted May 06, 2004 23:05      Profile for Orpheus     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yeah definitely a good flick, we had to drive up to the mainland (mumbles and grumbles about galveston) to see it but I think its one I'll probably buy when it hits DVD. Its kinda creepy at times with the erased faces and things during the memory wipe. They really did a good job at representing it all.

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Last time i checked rotten tommatoes, it had something like a 96%.

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