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Old 09-01-2010, 04:47 PM   #7851 (permalink)
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Not one, but two prequels from what I've heard. Whether they end up sucking or not, I still basically have to see them.
I've heard something about this, but I thought it was just a rumor about him directing. I'd be excited if it was just one film, some real hard sci-fi, relatively free of big film studio politics. From what I just read it has potential. But two? I don't know, that sounds like some new franchise. That's always hit or miss. Well, I'll definitely see it, at least the first film.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:56 PM   #7852 (permalink)
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Matchstick Men was a solid enough film but brilliant? Nope. His best 00s work that I've seen is American Gangster, although I haven't seen Black Hawk Down yet.




Yep, two.

One in 2011, one in 2012.
Maybe it's just me then, but I loved Matchstick Men. Very David Mamet kinda concept...which may or may not make sense.

Black Hawk Down's good fun - you should definitely try and see that sometime.

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I've heard something about this, but I thought it was just a rumor about him directing. I'd be excited if it was just one film, some real hard sci-fi, relatively free of big film studio politics. From what I just read it has potential. But two? I don't know, that sounds like some new franchise. That's always hit or miss. Well, I'll definitely see it, at least the first film.
I'm pretty sure it's been confirmed that it'll be him directing at least one of them. It's been a while since I last read up on the prequel/s, but they certainly at least sound interesting, what with how we're probably gonna find out what the deal with that gigantic dead alien in the ship carrying all the eggs in Alien was.

Initially I'd heard it was only gonna be one prequel, so the whole thing about there being two of them's fairly new to me. The first news I read broke when the writing process was underway, so I'm presuming/hoping it's just a case of the script being two long for the one theatrical release.
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Maybe it's just me then, but I loved Matchstick Men. Very David Mamet kinda concept...which may or may not make sense.

Black Hawk Down's good fun - you should definitely try and see that sometime.
I liked Matchstick Men, it's probably underrated amongst a lot of people. But I wouldn't class it as brilliant, but it was definitely entertaining.

The War genre isn't something I'm too big on, but I'll definitely get round to watching it at some point. Same with The Hurt Locker, still haven't seen that.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:26 PM   #7854 (permalink)
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Superb cinematography and acting but honestly- what is the point? life will be a bastard if it all ends. No sense of genuine peril or religious allegory ( which I was expecting in this film).

Disappointing.
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Black Hawk Down's good fun - you should definitely try and see that sometime.
I don't know about "good fun"--that movie is pretty effing intense...
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The War genre isn't something I'm too big on, but I'll definitely get round to watching it at some point. Same with The Hurt Locker, still haven't seen that.
Those two movies simply transcend a genre...
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Those two movies simply transcend a genre...
Isn't Hurt Lock About the Iraq War? Thus making it a War film. I dunno, I'll get round to watching it eventually. The Hurt Locked, Avtar and The Road are three modern films that I need to get round to watching.
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Those two movies simply transcend a genre...
your statement is a bit too general to mean much to me. how do they showcase their transcendental nature? "war films" is one genre that really doesn't mean much to me save the setting. i would classify most that i have seen as dramas(kinda like westerns).

favorite action war film: saving pvt ryan

favorite dramatic war film: schindler's list

favorite comedic war film: dr. strangelove
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Superb cinematography and acting but honestly- what is the point? life will be a bastard if it all ends. No sense of genuine peril or religious allegory ( which I was expecting in this film).

Disappointing.
Someone told me the point of this movie was simply to depress you so much you want to die. I hope that's not true...
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Someone told me the point of this movie was simply to depress you so much you want to die. I hope that's not true...
I love depressing movies in an odd sort of way. This was just soul destroying. Told me nothing new whatsoever about things if the world turned apocalyptic.
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