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« on: October 06, 2006, 05:22:18 PM »

im a big scarlett fan and the preview looks good. anybody else wanna see this?
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2006, 05:26:36 PM »

I didn't know Scarlett was in it.  They had me at Scorsese and Nicholson in Boston!
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2006, 05:29:40 PM »

Quote from: ElijahPrice on October 06, 2006, 05:22:18 PM

im a big scarlett fan and the preview looks good. anybody else wanna see this?

I'm totally there!  This movie looks pretty fantastic IMHO.  Everyone in my house is excited to go see it.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2006, 05:30:30 PM »

Quote from: JLu on October 06, 2006, 05:26:36 PM

I didn't know Scarlett was in it.  They had me at Scorsese and Nicholson in Boston!


I believe you're thinking of The Departed.
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2006, 05:33:37 PM »

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on October 06, 2006, 05:30:30 PM

Quote from: JLu on October 06, 2006, 05:26:36 PM

I didn't know Scarlett was in it.  They had me at Scorsese and Nicholson in Boston!


I believe you're thinking of The Departed.

Damnit; they need to stop with this trend this year of one word TV shows and movies...  This one I wanted to see because of Batman, Alfred and Wolverine...
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2006, 05:35:45 PM »

yeah, that's the departed (looks good too), but The Prestige man....My girl scarlett, michael caine, hugh jackman, christian bale and the dude who made Batman Begins -- it's like an all-star lineup. Gonna be so good.
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2006, 05:50:54 PM »

My wife and i saw a preview for Prestige a few weeks back and we were like 'whoa'. That may be the first movie we go to in a theater in a very long time.  Looks awesome.

Departed does too.
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2006, 05:54:15 PM »

We can't wait to see it. Cool subject matter, awesome cast.

Departed next weekend, Prestige the following week.
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2006, 08:22:27 PM »

Are you people on crack?  I saw the preview for that and thought "Wow, that's gonna suuuuuck."  And I love SJ.
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2006, 08:44:31 PM »

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on October 06, 2006, 08:22:27 PM

Are you people on crack?  I saw the preview for that and thought "Wow, that's gonna suuuuuck."  And I love SJ.
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2006, 09:48:03 PM »

Quote from: ATB on October 06, 2006, 05:50:54 PM

My wife and i saw a preview for Prestige a few weeks back and we were like 'whoa'. That may be the first movie we go to in a theater in a very long time.  Looks awesome.

Departed does too.

something about christian bale/jackman add some real weight to that trailer.
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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2006, 10:45:12 PM »

*bump because it's coming out this weekend.

and im going to a sneak preview tomorrow!
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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2006, 11:27:07 PM »

I'm going to the screening on this one also.  Batman and Wolverine in the same flick...I'm there.
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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2006, 12:09:36 AM »

I hate both of you. Please tell us how it is.  drool
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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2006, 01:36:29 AM »

It looks really really good. Impressions?
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« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2006, 03:02:51 PM »

Quote from: Calvin on October 20, 2006, 01:36:29 AM

It looks really really good. Impressions?
We liked it a lot. Nolan is one of my favorite directors and Bale one of my favorite actors.

It's not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but it was very well done. David Bowie was great as Tesla.
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« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2006, 03:51:10 PM »

Hmm, not exactly a glowing review.  I'm a fan of Chris Nolan, but he also directed Insomnia which wasn't so great.  Maybe I'll just wait for DVD. 
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« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2006, 04:32:47 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 22, 2006, 03:51:10 PM

Hmm, not exactly a glowing review.  I'm a fan of Chris Nolan, but he also directed Insomnia which wasn't so great.  Maybe I'll just wait for DVD. 
I'd give it 3 1/2 stars out of 4. And with repeated viewings I think it will probably go to 4.

It's just not your standard Hollywood fare so if you don't like the off-beat, you might not like it.

It's incredibly well acted, it's beautiful, it's convoluted (there are about 3 different time lines going on at once), it's a bit tedious and ponderous at times, but the payoff off the final 1/3 (the Prestige, if you will) makes it all worth while.
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« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2006, 06:43:37 PM »

Thanks for the impressions man!
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« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2006, 04:53:59 AM »

Good, good, goooood movie. Had the group of us talking/debating/deducing/understanding some of the movie's finer parts right afterwards. I think what I find most, well shit, beautiful about the movie's twist/reveal is how it further showcases the characters. It's so bizarre, but it offers greater depth into the characters, alongside the plot. Pretty cool. Go watch the movie.

I think I'm going to drudge up a few spoiler filled reviews on the net.
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« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2006, 06:24:41 PM »

I want this movie on DVD right now. I want to watch it over and over again. I want to hear the commentaries. Most of all, I want to know the different interpretations of the movie.

Definitely worth the bump if it means more people see the flick.
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« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2006, 07:39:54 PM »

couldn't agree more regarding the need for a DVD NOW!

i feel like there was a bunch of stuff i missed the first time around (im going back to the theater for sure, I really cant get enough Nolan) and I know from just seeing the stills that the movie was stuff with nuanced details (did u see the screenshot that had "two hughs" in it?)
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« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2006, 08:17:11 PM »

saw it sunday night.

Unfortunately I did figure out the twists of the movie quite a bit before they revealed them.

But still enjoyed it very much, and would recommend it to others.
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« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2006, 10:15:14 PM »

who's actin performance did you think was best? I enjoyed Bale (as usual), but thought hugh really delivered. And nolan is just awesome behind the camera.
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« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2006, 05:44:27 PM »

 i am going again tonight. here's the pic i was talking about.

http://www.imdb.com/gallery/ss/0482571/0428.jpg.html
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« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2006, 08:37:33 PM »

So I finally got around to seeing this one last night and while I did really enjoy it, I couldn't believe the major deviations from the book.  It was like they took five main ideas from the book and then rewrote everything around them.  I liked how the movie played out and I think the dramatic tension and payoff was perfect for a movie, but they stripped out and/or changed so much that it was hard to discuss it with my friend who hasn't read the book yet. 
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« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2006, 07:18:10 PM »

Since you read the book, there is a matter me and my friend disagree with from the movie:

Spoiler for Hiden:
He thinks Batman had a twin the entire time.  But I was telling him that Batman acquired his 'twin' when he visitted Tesla.

Either way, it's pretty damn creepy that Wolverine was essentially comitting suicide every night just so he could get revenge.
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« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2006, 07:26:18 PM »

Quote from: unbreakable on November 20, 2006, 07:18:10 PM

Since you read the book, there is a matter me and my friend disagree with from the movie:

Spoiler for Hiden:
He thinks Batman had a twin the entire time.  But I was telling him that Batman acquired his 'twin' when he visitted Tesla.

Either way, it's pretty damn creepy that Wolverine was essentially comitting suicide every night just so he could get revenge.

That was the one issue that all of us who watched the movie couldn't fully make up our minds about. There was reason to go with either notion. And both possibilities had thematic elements and plot points that suppoerted each one.

And part of me is very, very pleased that it isn't explicit.
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« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2006, 03:01:29 AM »

Quote from: unbreakable on November 20, 2006, 07:18:10 PM

Since you read the book, there is a matter me and my friend disagree with from the movie:

Spoiler for Hiden:
He thinks Batman had a twin the entire time.  But I was telling him that Batman acquired his 'twin' when he visitted Tesla.

Either way, it's pretty damn creepy that Wolverine was essentially comitting suicide every night just so he could get revenge.

According to the book
Spoiler for Hiden:
he had the twin the whole time.  The name Alfred Borden was actually a concatenation of the two brothers' names, Albert and Frederick if I remember correctly (lent the book to my friend).  They/he had even gone so far as to change birth records and it takes nearly the whole book before it is found out by Angier.  The whole point is that they/he has been willing to basically sacrifice half of his life for the sake of his magic.  In fact, in the book the brother who is not currently being Alfred basically hides out and does not dress up as the engineer/helper...just one of the many, many differences between the book and the movie. 

Also, Tesla never built a machine like that for Borden, that name was given as a way to sidetrack and trick Angier (although it was given in a different manner, again a difference between the book and movie).  Also, in the book the "prestige" result of Tesla's machine is already dead, so Angier is not exactly commiting murder each night.  I could go on and on about the ways the movie differed from the book...
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« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2006, 06:33:41 PM »

Wow, cool... thanks a lot!

I didn't even know it was based on a book, I'll have to check it out.
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