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Postby silentbobafett on Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:30 am

My new most anticpated movie!

I fucking can't wait for this! One of my fave eras and done in a way that... of fuck where did this come from!

Half of it is "normal" but stylish and well shot. The other half is like a fucked up acid trip! PErfct - not too much of either!

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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:49 am

Hey Boba, for links try doing this, only replace ( with [ .

(url=inserturlhere)Type name(/url)

Or it gets broken by the long word filter. :)
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Postby John-Locke on Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:01 am

I doubt he'll listen to you AH.
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Postby Fried Gold on Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:04 am

The trailer works because it appears to be a 3 minute cut of the film.

Does it need the other 100 minutes of material?
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Postby tapehead on Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:06 am

Do you think they wanted to use the original Beatles songs and weren't allowed? The main character's name appears to be 'Jude'.
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Postby colonel_lugz on Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:58 pm

That looked fucking amazing
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Postby papalazeru on Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:07 pm

Looks a bit Baz Lurhmannish. Could be fun but then it could be poor. No telling just yet.
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Postby King Of Nowhere on Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:09 pm

only thing that could stop me from seeing this is Evan R. Wood
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Postby Dark Knight on Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:37 pm

king_of_nowhere wrote:most of the characters take their name form Beatles songs

example - Eddie Izzard .... Mr. Kite


Izzard is in it?!?!?!?! I'm buying a ticket right now!!!!
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Postby Peven on Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:47 pm

colonel_lugz wrote:That looked fucking amazing


i am with you on that, Lugz. i literally got goosebumps watching it.
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Postby minstrel on Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:17 pm

I like the trailer. And it really looks (sounds) like they're treating the songs with respect. I'll watch it.
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Postby Doc Holliday on Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:38 pm

I was a bit 'meh' about it until all the fantastical shit kicked off towards the end of the trailer. But I reckon I'll wait for the DVD release.

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Postby Leckomaniac on Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:08 pm

I really dug the trailer. Can't wait.
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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:11 pm

Nope. Don't like it.

Don't like the characters that much, I think that's the problem here. They all seem a bit too good looking, arrogant, too cool, too sophisticated even, too 'Hollyoaksish', not sympathetic enough for me. I couldn't give a fark if they lived or died to tell the truth, and for a movie about the 60s revolution in America, that is the first time I have felt this way, when normally it is the opposite.

But heh, don't bite MY head off, it's just one man's opinion.
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Postby magicmonkey on Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:15 pm

Damn you Mr.Jackson for selling the beatles song rights, damn you for films like this that shall rise and devour all thats good and holy. Ok. It might not suck, we'll see... But, how many bad beatles covers can a man take? Seriously. It looks about as deep as Forrest Gump too. Dick Clement, what have you done!?!

Having spewed my bile satisfactorily, I will mention that Happy Feet did do a great tribute to that legendary side B of Abbey Road, so it's not all doom and art skool gloom.
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Postby Saffy on Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:37 pm

This could either be the coolest movie ever, or a " What the fuck?!" of the higest magnitude.

However, it does look like someone was on the Baz Luhrmann brand acid.

I may love it, I may hate it...can't judge it yet.
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Postby so sorry on Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:58 pm

hmmm, not sure what the fuss is about... seemed like a bunch of '60s clichés all mashed into one, then takes a u-turn to an attempt at psychedelia (probably not a word, but you get what i mean).
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Postby Peven on Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:50 am

Doc Holliday wrote:I was a bit 'meh' about it until all the fantastical shit kicked off towards the end of the trailer. But I reckon I'll wait for the DVD release.

Nothing's gonna change my world....


see, that is the part where i got the goosebumps.
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Postby darkjedijaina on Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:44 pm

seconding those 'baz luhrmann' remarks. looks pretty nifty, hope it is.
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Postby instant_karma on Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:55 pm

Gonna agree with Kirk about the leads coming across as too perfect to be sympathetic.

Beatles song which most came to mind while watchng trailer was Don't Let Me Down...
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Postby tapehead on Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:20 am

Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:Nope. Don't like it.

Don't like the characters that much, I think that's the problem here. They all seem a bit too good looking, arrogant, too cool, too sophisticated even, too 'Hollyoaksish', not sympathetic enough for me. I couldn't give a fark if they lived or died to tell the truth, and for a movie about the 60s revolution in America, that is the first time I have felt this way, when normally it is the opposite.

But heh, don't bite MY head off, it's just one man's opinion.


And despite alot of fantastic visuals, I couldn't fail to notice quite a few very bad wigs being worn in the midst of it all.
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Postby Chairman Kaga on Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:51 am

I like the trailer but loathe the Beatles covers...
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Postby silentbobafett on Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:47 am

OKAY PEOPLE - this ain't some Hollywood Joe directhing this and it sure as hell ain't FUCKING HOLLYOAKS! Fucking Hollyoaks? what the fuck guys?

THis is JULIE TAYMOR! I'm sure you've all seen Julie Taymor films so I don't need to tell you that A) she ain't fucking Hollyoaks material (that is one of the single most insulting things I've EVER read on here) and B) she makes REAL feature ART films. THis ain't gonna be some empty, airheaded - "I know lets put beatles music to 60s america"... she knows what shes doing - every image will have reason and depth...

For those that know Taymor or want to experience her films... see this

For those that think this looks like Hollyoaks, Baz Lurhman or teenage movies on acid... stay away cos you shouldn't be allowed near a fucking cinema... *spits on floor*

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Postby instant_karma on Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:59 am

Okay, so the question is not whether this will be good entertainment or bad entertainment, but whether it will be good art or bad art.

Hm, changes things this does....
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Postby Doc Holliday on Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:19 am

silentbobafett wrote:OKAY PEOPLE - this ain't some Hollywood Joe directhing this and it sure as hell ain't FUCKING HOLLYOAKS! Fucking Hollyoaks? what the fuck guys?

THis is JULIE TAYMOR! I'm sure you've all seen Julie Taymor films so I don't need to tell you that A) she ain't fucking Hollyoaks material (that is one of the single most insulting things I've EVER read on here) and B) she makes REAL feature ART films. THis ain't gonna be some empty, airheaded - "I know lets put beatles music to 60s america"... she knows what shes doing - every image will have reason and depth...

For those that know Taymor or want to experience her films... see this

For those that think this looks like Hollyoaks, Baz Lurhman or teenage movies on acid... stay away cos you shouldn't be allowed near a fucking cinema... *spits on floor*

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Boba - you're disgusting, man :D

Look - its like this, a trailer should sell the movie and give you an insight into what to expect. You shouldn't need to have to go and research the director, or have attended art or film school before making a "first impressions" comment on the film.

Now if the majority of (informed, in our case) people are drawing the wrong conclusions, then obviously it is whoever is responsible for cutting the trailer together who is at fault. Maybe even the director herself.

The director is clearly a favourite of yours though, and as always your enthusiasm is admirable. Still a DVD rental for me - but hey, Boba, if it weren't for you I probably wouldn't have watched it all.

Mellow out dude :P
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Postby tapehead on Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:55 am

silentbobafett wrote:OKAY PEOPLE - this ain't some Hollywood Joe directhing this and it sure as hell ain't FUCKING HOLLYOAKS! Fucking Hollyoaks? what the fuck guys?

THis is JULIE TAYMOR! I'm sure you've all seen Julie Taymor films so I don't need to tell you that A) she ain't fucking Hollyoaks material (that is one of the single most insulting things I've EVER read on here) and B) she makes REAL feature ART films. THis ain't gonna be some empty, airheaded - "I know lets put beatles music to 60s america"... she knows what shes doing - every image will have reason and depth...

For those that know Taymor or want to experience her films... see this

For those that think this looks like Hollyoaks, Baz Lurhman or teenage movies on acid... stay away cos you shouldn't be allowed near a fucking cinema... *spits on floor*

:-)


Well that's just like, your opinion man. Stop being a dick, Bob.
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Postby tangerine on Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:42 am

I agree with Hollyoaks, Baz Luhrmann, the hatred against the Beatles covers, but I also think it could be a good film. (Besides, Boba, something reminding someone of Luhrmann can only be a good thing!! Twat :wink:) - nothing I'm going crazy over, but it could be alright I s'pose. The warped shit at the end of the trailer could be interesting.

Don't like the 'perfect teeth'-line though.
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:44 am

Perfect teeth were a big deal in 1960's England, tanj! Didn't you watch Austin Powers? ;)
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Postby Doc Holliday on Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:54 am

Of course, it was all downhill after the sixties....

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Waitaminute....passing resemblance to Lugz there? :P
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:56 am

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Postby TonyWilson on Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:57 am

Shamelessly cashing in on aging baby boomers fantasies of the 60's? Yes indeedy.
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:58 am

Doc Holliday wrote:Of course, it was all downhill after the sixties....

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Waitaminute....passing resemblance to Lugz there? :P


WHOA! Talk about below the belt!

I anticipate a hefty suckerpunch follow up from the Lugzmeister... ;)
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Postby colonel_lugz on Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:59 am

Doc Holliday wrote:Of course, it was all downhill after the sixties....

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Waitaminute....passing resemblance to Lugz there? :P




HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:08 am

Hahahhahahahah - that's an uncanny similarity - especially if you're comparing it to that video clip papa posted of you in a drunken stupour, Lugz!
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Postby Peven on Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:42 pm

has anyone seen anything lately about "Across the Universe"? it has dropped off the map since the trailer came out this spring, and i see it is up for release in just over a month. i really liked the trailer and am looking forward to seeing it, but apparently in the minority in my anticipation.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:43 pm

I am looking forward to it, Pev.
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Postby The Garbage Man on Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:06 pm

Funny you should mention that, MTV put up a new photo from Across the Universe today.
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Postby LaDracul on Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:56 pm

I heard it'll open this fall.
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Postby Vegeta on Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:39 pm

Peven wrote:has anyone seen anything lately about "Across the Universe"? it has dropped off the map since the trailer came out this spring, and i see it is up for release in just over a month. i really liked the trailer and am looking forward to seeing it, but apparently in the minority in my anticipation.


They actually have a movie poster up at the theatre I go to. Says it's coming out in Fall. Honestly, it's been so long since I've seen the trailer that I assumed it came out for like a week in indie theatres and was already well on it's way to DVD. Therefore, I was pleasantly suprised.
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Postby LaDracul on Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:18 pm

Got it!

Sept. 14th in the US (Limited)
Sept. 21st in the US (Wide)
Sept. 28th in the UK

More here.
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Postby tapehead on Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:01 am

Might not be total crap - come back SBF, all s forgiven! I think Quint gave it a good review too.. er.
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Postby junesquad on Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:57 am

I just saw this movie... I thought it had great potential when I watched the trailer, but as I walked to my car from the movie, I felt cheated. I felt as if I had paid $9.00 to support some guy's drug trip memories. I am not against him for having memories of those days, but if you are going to present me with a movie that appears to stand next to Rent or Wicked, FREAKIN' DELIVER or don't waste my time.
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Postby DaleTremont on Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:42 am

Worst movie maybe of all time. How did they manage to turn some of the greatest songs ever- the fucking Beatles!- into monotonous emo monstrocities?? They all ended up sounding the fucking same! I wanted to walk out of the theatre when in the Vietnam sequence they carried the Statue of Liberty on their backs, singing "She's so Heavy." I cringed when they actually contrived to put a lesbian named Prudence in a closet and coax her out (singing, guess what?) And I finally caved when Jude (*gags self with spoon*) sings Strawberry Fields to...can....barely...say it....a fucking canvas with strawberries tacked to it!!!! First movie I've ever walked out of. And thank fucking god. Cus word is that the finale had them all singing "All You Need Is Love," at which point I'm certain I would have had an epileptic fit. I hated every single one of the characters- they were a parody of the 60s counter-culture movement. It's exactly that kind of thing that gives hippies a bad name. They all came off as self-indulgent, self-righteous, airheads. I rather wanted them to get smokebombed then clubbed by vicious riot police.

sorry...i'm just...still angry.
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Postby RogueScribner on Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:56 pm

I love the Beatles. So I'll probably stay away from this based upon all that I've read about it.
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Postby junesquad on Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:48 pm

RogueScribner wrote:I love the Beatles. So I'll probably stay away from this based upon all that I've read about it.


Good idea... I was completely disappointed.
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Postby darkjedijaina on Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:25 pm

this is finally playing near me. i think i'm gonna go check it out tonight. it only has one showing.
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Postby DaleTremont on Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:28 pm

darkjedijaina wrote:this is finally playing near me. i think i'm gonna go check it out tonight. it only has one showing.


Get popcorn. You'll need the bucket to vomit into.
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:31 pm

DaleTremont wrote:
darkjedijaina wrote:this is finally playing near me. i think i'm gonna go check it out tonight. it only has one showing.


Get popcorn. You'll need the bucket to vomit into.


HAHAHA, not a lot of "gray area" there...
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Postby darkjedijaina on Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:43 pm

well, i absolutely loved the movie. i'll write a proper review in a bit.
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