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Re: The Brothers Bloom
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2008, 11:32:00 PM »
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Summit replants 'Bloom' to May
Comedy was originally set to open Dec. 19
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Summit has decided to postpone the release of Rian Johnson's quirky con-man pic "The Brothers Bloom" just a week ahead of its limited release.

The company will move the buzz title out of the Dec. 19 slot and open it in limited release May 15, widening the film two weeks later. The film originally was slated to widen Jan. 16.

Summit has had one of the fall's biggest breakouts in "Twilight," which has generated a significant amount of revenue and become a priority for the company. A spokesperson, however, said the decision to move "Bloom" was not influenced by "Twilight" but by the glut of specialized titles during the holiday season.

The second half of May is populated with several big releases, including "Angels & Demons," "Night at the Museum 2" and "Terminator: Salvation" but is lighter on adult-oriented fare.

Johnson's film, which he wrote and directed, revolves around two brothers and a series of cons and double-cons. The film stars Adrien Brody, Rachel Weisz and Mark Ruffalo.
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Re: The Brothers Bloom
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2009, 12:55:22 AM »
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New trailer.

My love affair with Brick continues to this day, and I'm thus prepared to give this movie lots of benefit of the doubt.  That said, this trailer does make it look a lot better than the old trailer did.  Rachel Weisz is in full-on adorable mode, which is a major recipe for success.  I don't expect to love it liked I love Brick, but I'll definitely be seeing it at the earliest opportunity.
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Re: The Brothers Bloom
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2009, 06:57:02 AM »
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I've had the screenplay sitting on my shelf the last six months and haven't gotten around to it. I will read it in the next couple of weeks. Still looks great.

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Re: The Brothers Bloom
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2009, 09:25:04 AM »
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i'm in the same boat as polka.  i loved loved brick and am trying to keep hope alive for this one even after all the delays and everything. 
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Re: The Brothers Bloom
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2009, 10:24:51 AM »
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New trailer.

That said, this trailer does make it look a lot better than the old trailer did. 
I'm alittle confused by this: isn't the new trailer almost exactly the same as the old trailer? Or did I miss something there?
The only noticeable difference comes at the end, when the trailer barrages you with all it's excellent reviews. I saw nothing that sold this movie as anything different or better than the last trailer did.
That said, it's probably just me. I was never crazy about Brick, though I did find it enjoyable. It was cute and clever, and that's exactly what I see here, again, and nothing that I've seen or read so far leads me to believe it will be anything but "cute and clever." Which isn't neccessarily a bad thing, as long as it doesn't get too carried away with its cleverness.

I'm afraid I'm beginning to sound like GTlite...

All that to say, I'll probably end up seeing this at some point, and I hope that it's hopelessly entertaining because I always hope for the best.
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Re: The Brothers Bloom
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2009, 11:07:54 AM »
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New trailer.

That said, this trailer does make it look a lot better than the old trailer did. 
I'm alittle confused by this: isn't the new trailer almost exactly the same as the old trailer? Or did I miss something there?


You might be right.  It's been a long time since I watched the first trailer, so I may be misremembering it.  I just remember, for whatever reason, being pleased but not blown away by the trailer before, but then watching this trailer got me genuinely excited for it. 
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Re: The Brothers Bloom
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2009, 11:08:42 AM »
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I'm also hoping for hopelessly entertaining. Forgive the redundancy
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Re: The Brothers Bloom
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2009, 12:05:42 AM »
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I thought Rachel Weisz was Winona Ryder.
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Re: The Brothers Bloom
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2009, 02:26:31 PM »
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Re: The Brothers Bloom
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2009, 02:52:47 PM »
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Awesome!
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Re: The Brothers Bloom
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2009, 04:18:27 PM »
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Re: The Brothers Bloom
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2009, 06:54:02 PM »
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Wasn't expecting the Ricky Jay narration...

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Re: The Brothers Bloom
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2009, 07:50:15 PM »
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It felt wonderful. I couldn't stop smiling throughout the whole thing.
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Re: The Brothers Bloom
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2009, 09:27:54 PM »
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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I didn't like this one. Johnson is taking from too recent and too relevant of a source with the Ricky Jay narration. Magnolia is only 10 years old. Every person that would see and love this film already have Magnolia on speed dial for their DVD player. Besides, hallmarks of Wes Anderson are also all over the film. The first 7 minutes felt like a copy and paste job of those two filmmakers into one work. The rest of the film could break away from these tendencies, but I'm worried that Brothers Bloom could just become a ceremonial work for America's newest wave of filmmakers.

When Bernardo Bertolucci came into filmmaking and was Godard's understudy in many ways, he did make films that seemed to come out of the same vein as Godard, but they were always their own work. The hope is that Rian Johnson knows enough to have his own conscience.

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Re: The Brothers Bloom
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2009, 01:09:04 AM »
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well, boogie nights felt like it's own work, but stylistically it was straight goodfellas.  this feels like fun, but i'll admit Brick felt like more of it's own style. this is cribbing a bit, but at least it's cribbing in the right places.
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