22 Feb 2012 02:24
Stupid critics could have done it.
22 Feb 2012 07:01
I hated that movie. It was so slow and depressing at the start that by the time anything really started happening I just couldn't bring myself to care. I could never finish it and I've tried about three times now. This is saying a lot because I would pretty much watch Clive Owen clipping his toenails or sleeping, I like him so much. He's very very ridiculously good looking. I've watched tons of movies that weren't happy or upbeat, and plenty of movies that didn't have action going from the start, but this movie...just no. Something about it bored me to the point of near anger.
22 Feb 2012 14:28
Every scene to me reinforced the plot of the film and the chaos of the setting. I also thought it did a good job capturing the anxiety, helplessness and panic of a world with no future.
I'm all about dynamics, so maybe my viewpoint is different from others. To me it is essential to minimize the impact of adjacent material to increase the effectiveness of peaks and climaxes. We Need to Talk About Kevin moved at a snails pace the entire movie, but completely impacted the climax of the film. That climax justified anything that may have been considered mundane leading up to it. I felt the same way about this film and considering the wartime journalistic quality of film making and long seamless takes it just increased my interest.
22 Feb 2012 23:04
I just watched this film recently & I'm shocked it didn't get a bigger following
Sam Levinson does an amazing job with this movie how it didn't receive any Oscar or award attention is beyond me especially Barkin who deserved a nod.
18 Mar 2012 04:20
Two films, from very different ends of the spectrum.
The Life Of David Gale - Gripping throughout, with Kevin Spacey in top form.
Sex Drive - Just makes me laugh everytime. American Pie is very funny, but Sex Drive is its equal, yet has sadly been overlooked.
22 May 2012 16:54
Yeah, I wish it would have done better in theaters. I would have loved to see a sequel.
24 Jun 2012 04:45
A few comments:
• 'History of Violence' is brilliant and should have won the Oscar that year.
A few additions:
• 'Junebug' - got attention mainly for Amy Adams' performance, but an amazing character-driven film
30 Jul 2012 22:32
That movie was one of the best SF movies without all the CG special FX every random SF movie nowadays "needs".
31 Jul 2012 11:59
> That movie was one of the best SF movies without all the
Indeed, couldnt have said it better myself.
20 Jan 2013 06:48
did you know...
There is a conspiracy theory very similar to the basis of this film? Mining on the moon... cities on the dark side... even mining on Mars. I wonder sometimes if Hollywood gets it's ideas from insane geniuses or if the insane get quasi-genius ideas from Hollywood.
20 Jan 2013 07:19
The other guys
20 Jan 2013 16:34
Creativity, genius, and insanity seem to be agreeable with each other.