Jun 9th 2010 9:10AM The beginning of Splice had me more in a moral conundrum than the ending did. The [Terrible Things] where inferred early in the film. I REALLY enjoyed/agreed with the review from Mr. Gonzalez over at Slant. You SHOULD see the movie first, though, because he does just pop off with some of the [Terrible Things] and that could change the feeling the third act gives you.
Natali ended the movie much too quickly for my tastes. I wanted to sit in the vile/horrific/uncomfortable zone a bit more - I think it would have helped the characters and ending tremendously.
Jun 7th 2010 12:20PM haha, was there a story in there somewhere?
Jun 7th 2010 11:42AM To give you a sense, the first movie is going to be about them running and trying to stay ahead of Voldemort and crew while the second will be when they've reached a wall they can't pass and finally have to turn around and fight.
It's a good thing that they broke it into two movies because they can REALLY go for the hopelessness in the first half.
Also, this 1st movie should be very focused on only Harry, Ron and Hermione. The secondary and tertiary characters won't come back with large roles until the 2nd movie. That being said, we'll be seeing how much a better actor/actress Mr. Grint and Ms. Granger are compared to Mr. Radcliffe (who I hope does well but isn't holding my breath).
Jun 3rd 2010 12:14PM Amen to #1 - I got raped when I paid to see Daredevil and Electra in theaters. /shudders They're METAPHORS. She's not disregarding anyones actual experience.
I mean, you hear people talking about love all the time but no one complains that they're using that one too much.
sad, strange world we live in...
May 28th 2010 3:35PM of all the film sites I visit, Cinematical is probably one of the best...
May 27th 2010 9:08AM Bay likes his girls to have quirky physical features.
Fox had her thumbs, Huntington-Whiteley has that interesting face.
Apr 29th 2010 9:16AM Remember Monster's Ball with Halle Berry? They did everything they could to downplay her beauty so that she could do the part. With Killer Inside, they did the same to Hudson but left Alba completely in makeup. She does have an exotic look. I could absolutely see how it would be distracting.
But, that might be the intention. That way, when Lou does destroy here, it's a bit like he's crushing the most beautiful thing on the screen and getting off on it.
Apr 27th 2010 10:17AM You obviously missed the fact that the bullet exited out of his cheek. He had intended to kill himself which is why
Tyler died instead.
*spoiler alert ended*
Didn't you see the gnarly frakkin' black hole in the side of his mouth?
Apr 15th 2010 12:18PM Good question - but I think it's going to be tough to answer until we see Haley in action. I mean, Englund's face worked well due to makeup limitations and the mood that they were trying to evoke. All the joking and emoting could be VERY well expressed with Englund's makeup.
Haley, on the other hand, is not an all that emotive with his face. He has that blank slate look and uses the rest of his body and his voice more to convey his feelings.
With the current trend of movies going for "realism" I don't think there would have been a way to get something like Englund's face. Granted, the realism here is about a killer who stalks people in their dreams but I'm even starting to wonder if there's the usual 21st plot twist thrown into the movie that bucks THAT fact.
Apr 12th 2010 12:22PM While interesting, if Spider-man ever said he'd decorate his Christmas tree with some thug's intestines, I'm pretty sure were talking about that one time Wolverine/Batman dressed as Spider-man and the universe went all nutzoid.