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  • A Scanner Darkly

    ...looks awesome!

    http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wip/us/med...lr2_qt_700.mov
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  • #2
    Originally posted by bascule
    I saw the preview to this in theaters and thought it was a new Ford commercial. I then saw Keanu and knew he meant business. I've been looking forward to this ever since.

    Not to mention that I am a big Keanu fan, even if he can only say, "Whoa..." and sound convincing. His last few films have been great though, so I am looking forward to this.
    The dude abides.

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    • #3
      It does .. I'm pretty impressed by the art and the storyline kinda seems original matrix-esque. Nifty at minimum.

      ... and besides.. who can turn down a novel by Phil Dick ?
      if it gets me nowhere, I'll go there proud; and I'm gonna go there free.

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      • #4
        Hm, interesting. Something to look forward to at the cinema this year apart from Casino Royale.

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        • #5
          Looks intriguing at the very least. Might be worth a cheap tuesday at the very least
          Never drink anything larger than your head!





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          • #6
            It looks interesting, I'll probably watch that when it comes out.

            It has a wierd comic book look to it.

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            • #7
              wow... looks pretty interesting. i love the rotoscope animation technique. richard linklater used that same style in what is one of my absolute favorite films ever, waking life.
              "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
              - Trent Reznor

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              • #8
                yah, I was blabbing about that to Bascule in chatting and he mentioned Walking Life as well. I knew the rotoscope technique has been around for a while but I hadn't seen it as an enhancement to animated characters like this before .. ie better depth to eyes/mouth than normally drawable. Very cool, imo.
                if it gets me nowhere, I'll go there proud; and I'm gonna go there free.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by converge
                  Very cool, imo.
                  i usually shy away from such overt and -- dare i -- say corny-sounding advice... but pull a few thick bingers and then watch waking life... it will send your notion of "very cool" into entirely new dimensions. then again, this is sagely advice only if you are very much in to philosophy and altered states of mind.
                  "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
                  - Trent Reznor

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Deviant Ollam
                    wow... looks pretty interesting. i love the rotoscope animation technique. richard linklater used that same style in what is one of my absolute favorite films ever, waking life.
                    Haha, insane, I had no idea Richard Linklater directed Waking Life (or this)

                    Slacker and Dazed and Confused both kicked ass though
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                    • #11
                      When I originally read that Linklater was doing an animated project, I immediately dismissed the idea of a Waking Life style ... glad to know I was wrong. Perhaps this is an "art house" film. I can't really see massive audiences being drawn to the movie if it is anything like the novel.

                      Originally posted by skroo
                      Hm, interesting. Something to look forward to at the cinema this year apart from Casino Royale.
                      That's not fair. True that there isn't much in the way of scifi-geek films (although Ultraviolet should be good for those of us who enjoyed Equilibrium), but we should see Night Watch, Pan's Labyrinth, Special and Lady Vengeance in the "something different" category. With any luck, V For Vendetta will turn out well despite being being made more "palatable" than its source.

                      Of course, I know that I have more faith in people than you, skroo. I'm probably just being suckered again.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Voltage Spike
                        we should see Night Watch
                        Hmm...
                        I own a copy of Nightwatch (1994) (dk) and Nightwatch (1997)(us) (I give these "two thumbs up" -- If you have seen these, you get what I am saying. ;-)

                        Now I see 2 more are listed in imdb: Nighwatch (2004)(ru) and Nightwatch 2 (2006)(ru).

                        I'm guessing you are typing about the 2004 ru relase?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TheCotMan
                          I'm guessing you are typing about the 2004 ru relase?
                          You simply have to find the ambiguity, don't you? Yes, the 2004 Russian film that has finally found a distributor for the United States. Although the movie promises to be visually appealing, two things helped it stand out. One trailer is the film in high speed where they slow it down to show off interesting scenes. The other is that the subtitles are animated in such a way that they complement with what is happening within the scene.

                          For those that might be interested (and don't mind standing in line), they are currently giving away passes for a free screening in a handful of cities.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Voltage Spike
                            That's not fair. True that there isn't much in the way of scifi-geek films (although Ultraviolet should be good for those of us who enjoyed Equilibrium)
                            To be honest, I didn't like Equilibrium that much - it struck me as being a good idea not executed as well as it could've been. Maybe I'll rent it and give it another shot, but if Ultraviolet can do what Equilibrium didn't for me, it should be decent.

                            but we should see Night Watch
                            Now this looks interesting.

                            With any luck, V For Vendetta will turn out well despite being being made more "palatable" than its source.
                            Agreed.

                            Of course, I know that I have more faith in people than you, skroo. I'm probably just being suckered again.
                            Honestly... I'm not sure that it necessarily comes down to having faith in people; I know that there're some spectacular movies out there that could be made. It's just that I look at the formulaic and/or rehashed drek that seems to be the hallmark of contemporary cinema and don't expect much. Yeah, there's always been more chaff than wheat, but good God does the bar seem lower than ever right now.

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                            • #15
                              I think Brick looks like a film folks from our crowd will like. I know I am waiting for it. Noir is always good and mixing it with a high school movie is an interesting idea.

                              And I know video game movies almost always suck, but I have big hopes for the Silent Hill movie. That is the only series of games I have ever taken the time to beat every installment of.

                              Silent Hill Trailer: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/s...te/?dl=trailer
                              Brick trailer:http://www.apple.com/trailers/focus_...brick/trailer/
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                              The dude abides.

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