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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #30 on: October 27, 2014, 01:42:00 PM »
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confused because i clicked this thinking i'd see an a+
http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/review-christopher-nolans-interstellar-starring-matthew-mcconaughey-jessica-chastain-anne-hathaway-more-20141027

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hmmm. i think because nolan's batman was such a big fucking deal, and this movie is about like saving the human race or some shit, and he's supporting film, and he did science research, i thought it was going to be all a's and 100% and idk i just thought that

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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #31 on: October 27, 2014, 02:38:51 PM »
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Dammmmm. James Rocchi just went in on Interstellar!!! Still going to see this, despite the review and despite reading an early-draft-of-the-script-that-was-drifting-around-the-interweb which also suffers from presenting some really cool ideas (wormholes!) before selling them out for a by-the-numbers, predictable, action/fantasy plot, dripping with cliches. But, and this is the asshole cynic in me, can you really deliver a "deep-thought" science fiction movie on the level of budget ($100million+) which naturally dictates hitting the four quadrants and delivering the same ol' same ol' just repackaged as original and new and different???

Which reminds me, I'm gonna re-watch The Matrix this week (for the goofy fun) and The Terminator (just for the lighting, I mean those streets...and that club, Tech Noir! Can we have our xixax xmas party there?)

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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #32 on: October 27, 2014, 02:48:01 PM »
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I'll see it Thursday. Always excited about the movie and the event, but I remember how Nolan's stories never seem to flow...if what I say make sense...he's always kind of heavy, and for a man with his visual talent I'm always a little bit disappointed.

The Prestige is, I think, his strongest movie. Maybe because it's not a blockbuster? Maybe not.
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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #33 on: October 27, 2014, 04:10:36 PM »
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why have i thought for literally over a decade that mark romanek directed insomnia?

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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #34 on: October 27, 2014, 04:29:33 PM »
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I'll take the word of these two over those reviews.

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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #35 on: October 27, 2014, 05:23:37 PM »
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You know, I expected the response to be unanimously positive. That 74% could possibly shoot up in the coming weeks though. I mean  The Dark Knight Rises sits on 88% right now.

If he's made something divisive and challenging, more power to him. Anyway, I'll be watching this in the first week of release, should be a grand adventure at the very least. I expect this to be less 2001 and more heartfelt Spielbergian adventure (wearing several layers of Nolan's sensibilities).

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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2014, 05:32:32 PM »
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I take the mixed reviews as a good sign. I think Altman said once "if you make a movie everyone loves then you know you've made something truly banal."


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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #37 on: October 27, 2014, 05:53:56 PM »
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i think you guys are missing the biggest point here, apparently christopher nolan directed insomnia.

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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2014, 06:17:23 PM »
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i wish i could believe that people went to see movies without selecting the ones they already think they'll love. but this'll do fine and i was just surprised, he'll laugh to the bank

i know what you mean about insomnia. i believe you. while making the dear white people thread i noticed i'd mentioned the director in an article i posted in david lowery's topic, and while in that topic i noticed there was a section where i can't remember the difference between two christopher nolan movies. so i wouldn't say he's had a big impact on me either. but i never see the benefit of bringing down what other people like, and i just gotta do those zen breathing exercises man, gotta stick to my zen

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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2014, 07:12:07 PM »
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Even if it's bad, it's ultimately something to look forward to seeing. I think I will make this my first Imax experience and while I can't say I'm a fan of nolan, i am intrigued by all his work because he does challenge on some levels and cops out on others. But Interstellar seems like a film that wants to go for it so that makes it something to look forward to.

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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2014, 08:50:16 PM »
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why have i thought for literally over a decade that mark romanek directed insomnia?

You were confusing it with One Hour Photo, the other movie where Robin Williams played a creepy bad guy.
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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #41 on: October 31, 2014, 08:58:05 AM »
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So.

It looked great, Nolan, behind his camera, was at his best. The photography is beautiful. Full of dust and shadows. To see it in 35mm was a pleasure, I wanted them to save film, too, with humanity. I thought I was becoming a cynic, growing up, seeing blockbusters, not being impressed by what I saw. But here, I was impressed. The movie can be breathtaking in its imagery. One action sequence is the best I've seen since ages. Outside the value of the two movies, I felt more in space with Interstellar than with Gravity.

But Nolan doesn't trust his talent. Everything goes really fast. You want to contemplate but it goes away. Some characters are uni-dimensional, always. Almost all of them, actually. Always frustrating to watch a three hours movie where characters feel like sketches. Other stuff are problematic, in the construction of the movie, I can't talk about it.

Nolan has good ideas, is visually brillant, but he doesn't seem to be able to add a human dimension to his vision, to feel truly alive, and it is problematic when the movie tries hard to have this dimension...

Anyway, I think everyone has to experience this movie. Even if it's frustrating to see that much talent fail total greatness; but Interstellar, definitely, has moments of greatness.
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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #42 on: November 03, 2014, 02:02:38 PM »
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Some characters are uni-dimensional, always. Almost all of them, actually. Always frustrating to watch a three hours movie where characters feel like sketches. Other stuff are problematic, in the construction of the movie, I can't talk about it.

Nolan has good ideas, is visually brillant, but he doesn't seem to be able to add a human dimension to his vision, to feel truly alive, and it is problematic when the movie tries hard to have this dimension...

Ugh this is what I was worried about, although I can't say I'm surprised. I don't think I've ever truly cared about or felt like I've known a Christopher Nolan character. They feel less like actual human beings and more like ciphers used to spout exposition and ideas, albeit interesting ones. I still think his movies are fun and I'm still super excited for this though.
 

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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #43 on: November 03, 2014, 02:24:20 PM »
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let's talk about these two "clips"

1:


*COUGH*
'can i help?'
'.... :yabbse-smiley:'
SEE INTERSTELLAR

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'let's relate to each other'
'nope'
'ouch'

*mild studio applause*

SEE INTERSTELLAR

who chooses these clips? are they meant to be viewed this way? maybe they're just supposed to be soundless b-roll under interviews with the actors. still, such odd choices.

i still can't get over these promo pics:


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Re: Interstellar
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2014, 05:07:48 AM »
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Watched this yesterday, enjoyed it.
It feels different from Nolan's previous works. A number of the characters in the film are rather thin but McC is compelling. The human element is there but McC is the main person really pulling his weight in this department. Structure and pacing is a bit off at times. Drama and intensity falters or feels uneven in certain scenes- but there are definitely a number of moments where my heart was left racing. The film becomes really compelling in some of its more abstract and isolated moments and there are some absolutely incredible visual representations of ideas, particularly in the third act. Hoyte van Hoytema was a great choice and Zimmer didn't annoy, in fact I appreciated his use of organ and electronics. Look forward to watching it again in the near future. Reasonable chance I'll enjoy it more.

 

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