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So I just saw this movie; I'm wondering who else has.

Peter Densmore (pbnmyj), Sunday, 29 January 2006 22:10 (fifteen years ago) link

i have not

gear (gear), Sunday, 29 January 2006 22:12 (fifteen years ago) link

You couldn't pay me to see it.

Serge Protecteur (nordicskilla), Sunday, 29 January 2006 22:17 (fifteen years ago) link

what's that supposed to mean?

RJG (RJG), Sunday, 29 January 2006 22:37 (fifteen years ago) link

Really? I found it impressive.

Peter Densmore (pbnmyj), Sunday, 29 January 2006 22:42 (fifteen years ago) link

what's that supposed to mean?

not very good

Serge Protecteur (nordicskilla), Sunday, 29 January 2006 22:49 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm wondering who else has.

A good place to begin your search might be at a theater showing this movie. As the patrons leave the theater ask them first whether they saw it, then ask who they are. This will give you a better net response than asking the other way around.

Aimless (Aimless), Sunday, 29 January 2006 23:47 (fifteen years ago) link

Isn't this one of those movies being released on DVD at the same time as theater release?

Miss Misery xox (MissMiseryTX), Monday, 30 January 2006 02:19 (fifteen years ago) link

yeah... which i think is kind of dumbass

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 30 January 2006 02:36 (fifteen years ago) link

actually what i think is actually dumbass is all the stupid outrage among boing boing types directed at theatre owners who won't book this. which is something i totally sympathize with

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 30 January 2006 02:37 (fifteen years ago) link

(the not-booking, not the outrage)

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 30 January 2006 02:37 (fifteen years ago) link

It was supposed to be released on Cuban's HDNet Movies, DVD and theatres all at the same time - but DVDs don't get restocked until Tuesday.

Erick Dampier is better than Shaq (miloaukerman), Monday, 30 January 2006 03:12 (fifteen years ago) link

I found the relationships, and the realism they were presented with, stifling.

Peter Densmore (pbnmyj), Monday, 30 January 2006 05:50 (fifteen years ago) link

FUCK Bubble

Serge Protecteur (nordicskilla), Monday, 30 January 2006 16:12 (fifteen years ago) link

fuckbubble

Serge Protecteur (nordicskilla), Monday, 30 January 2006 16:12 (fifteen years ago) link

It's on my Netflix queue. i shall pass judgment then.

Miss Misery xox (MissMiseryTX), Monday, 30 January 2006 17:40 (fifteen years ago) link

Adam. No. It was good. You are BRITISH.

n/a (Nick A.), Monday, 30 January 2006 21:23 (fifteen years ago) link

STILL.

n/a (Nick A.), Monday, 30 January 2006 21:23 (fifteen years ago) link

You are AMERICAN. You couldn't see this movie past your HAMBURGER.

Serge Protecteur (nordicskilla), Monday, 30 January 2006 21:24 (fifteen years ago) link

also welcome back to ILX.

Serge Protecteur (nordicskilla), Monday, 30 January 2006 21:25 (fifteen years ago) link

I like Adam a lot, obviously, but I have come to accept that he hates all of the movies that I like.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 30 January 2006 21:26 (fifteen years ago) link

I am here on behalf of myself. I see bad movies and I kick them. I am the law.

Serge Protecteur (nordicskilla), Monday, 30 January 2006 21:27 (fifteen years ago) link

I am not "back to ILX."

n/a (Nick A.), Monday, 30 January 2006 21:28 (fifteen years ago) link

I am not arguing about whether or not you are "back to ILX" on the Internet.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 30 January 2006 21:30 (fifteen years ago) link

You know what this movie needed? More GRIME.

n/a (Nick A.), Monday, 30 January 2006 21:31 (fifteen years ago) link

bubblegrime

Serge Protecteur (nordicskilla), Monday, 30 January 2006 21:31 (fifteen years ago) link

It's funny that I'm talking to jaymc and n/a, because tortoise just came on.

Serge Protecteur (nordicskilla), Monday, 30 January 2006 21:32 (fifteen years ago) link

Does n/a even like Tortoise?

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 30 January 2006 21:33 (fifteen years ago) link

You may be confusing him with n/abisco.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 30 January 2006 21:33 (fifteen years ago) link

It doesn't matter if he doesn't like tortoise.

Serge Protecteur (nordicskilla), Monday, 30 January 2006 21:34 (fifteen years ago) link

It doesn't matter if you don't like Bubble.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 30 January 2006 21:35 (fifteen years ago) link

OH MY computer was doing something weird but I fixed it.

n/a (Nick A.), Monday, 30 January 2006 21:36 (fifteen years ago) link

Anyways, see you later!

n/a (Nick A.), Monday, 30 January 2006 21:36 (fifteen years ago) link

It doesn't matter if you don't like Bubble.

I know!

xp - yeah, later! Welcome back!

Serge Protecteur (nordicskilla), Monday, 30 January 2006 21:36 (fifteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
i saw this movie earlier today. i understand it was based on a true story but the acting was so hyper-realistic that it had me wondering if it was shot with some sort of documentary-style "technique" that locked in on and followed around three people from a doll factory in west virginia that are essentially LIVING BREATHING CLONES of the characters in interest in the story. it's a fascinating movie. it turns into a detective crime story before you have time to adjust to it originally being a "quirky" film about rural americana or some other cliche.

also the bob pollard soundtrack music was GREAT; beer-driven acoustic guitar chords moving into unexpected directions. it does a great job of providing this counter-weight to the seemingly depressing tone of the plot and setting.

ath (ath), Saturday, 25 February 2006 04:24 (fifteen years ago) link

oh yeah and i thought schizopolis was dumb silly art-school goofiness. this isn't like schizopolis, despite what the extremely weird and misleading trailer with all the doll heads and limbs in the factory would have you believe.

ath (ath), Saturday, 25 February 2006 04:31 (fifteen years ago) link

Apparently the reason the simultaneous release (DVD and Theater) was done is that the company did a study showing that while theater audience would decline sharply (something like 50%), the increase in DVD rentals and sales would way more than make up for the decline in theater sales. I can only assume this would have something to do with the more consolidated hype it would create -- in other words, when movie x comes out in the theaters only, there are a ton of people who aren't going to go see it but who might rent it. But the hype (ads, movie reviews, etc.) is all around the theater release and by the time it goes to DVD a lot of potential renters and buyers have forgotten about it.

Something strikes me as problematic about the plan though -- isn't it inherently bad to do massive financial damage to one's main channel of distribution and promotion, namely the theaters?

Abbadavid Berman (Hurting), Saturday, 25 February 2006 14:28 (fifteen years ago) link

Not if there's a growing opportunity to sell DVDs, which are fast becoming the 'main' channel of distribution for a lot of tv/film. I believe this is also being released at the same time on HDNet (which is basically just another for-pay television channel, albiet a HD one).

I believe the company behind this (Mark Cuban et al?) is trusting that in the next couple years, people will continue watching films at home. If they can still get their work in front of people, any producer would be happy to forget about the high distribution cost of traditional theaters, no?

In any case, I'm going to have to check out the film itself...

fantastic technologic, Saturday, 25 February 2006 15:50 (fifteen years ago) link

i checked up on IMDB and my suspicions were correct: the actors casted weren't professional actors, they were people from the town in west virginia it was shot in. the casting agent was in a KFC drive-thru and overheard a supervisor training some new employees; she was casted. it's a pretty amazing movie, and only 73 minutes long!

ath (ath), Saturday, 25 February 2006 17:53 (fifteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...
Much better than I expected; I'm kinda worried about the whiff of 'looking down on the trailer folk' factor, which from S.S.'s commentary apparently infuriates him. I thought the nonactorish performances, particularly by the middle-aged antiheroine and the 19-year-old boy, were kind of amazing. The video interviews from which the actors were cast are somethin', you can see the qualities that appealed to him very much in evidence.

Kind of surprised that the writer is a woman, given that of the 3 leads the 2 women are shown (on different scales) to be the Morally Corrupt ones.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Monday, 5 February 2007 18:57 (fourteen years ago) link

I love this movie. It has been haunting me for a year.

Tiki Theater Xymposium (Bent Over at the Arclight), Monday, 5 February 2007 19:24 (fourteen years ago) link

three years pass...

Revive because we're talking about sad melancholy GbV on the Alien Lanes poll thread. I saw this recently on Netflix and admired it. I wonder how much time Soderbergh spent scouting the area. The combination of hearing Pollard guitar with the visuals of that drive from Wheeling into eastern Ohio hit very close to home. I used to make that drive every year when going to undergrad. I don't think I'd be as big a fan of Guided by Voices as I am if i hadn't discovered them while going to college in Ohio.

drew in baltimore, Tuesday, 20 July 2010 04:27 (eleven years ago) link

the guy in the movie has the exact same accent that my dad does!

sarahel, Tuesday, 20 July 2010 07:48 (eleven years ago) link


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