Interesting analysis. I have always wondered why studios pump out so many sequels when they know they aren't up to par when compared to the original. Just trying to milk the cow as long as possible, I suppose. Even if that means ruining the franchise name.
i loved the way...not a tear jerker or anything...but it was very touching. Thanks for the tickets :)
I enjoyed the movie, too, Peelybo — I just wasn't really moved by it, other than as a nice diversion.
My initial instinct is to disagree with you. Though I haven't read the book so I cannot compare it to that.
I saw the movie - I enjoyed it. But perhaps it is the story itself that I enjoy. I like it that Billy Beane didn't win and come out the hero in the end. It wasn't the Hollywood ending we've come to expect from sports movies.
I thought Brad Pitt and Jonah had wonderful chemistry together. And my beloved Phillip - well his role was small, but I am bias toward him.
I enjoyed this movie. I imagine I will like the book that much more.
Hurray for honesty.
Your bitter take on this too-sweet flick made my day. Thanks.
I am late to this party, but that movie was awesome. Not enough laughs? I almost spit my drink out after about every line steve carell delivered. the subplots were what pushed Cal to evaluate his stance and keep fighting...would you listen to a 13 yr old if he werent so persistent in his quest for love? Why does Gosling need a reason for wanting to help someone that likely reminded him of his late father (oops, didnt catch that?)...in the end Cal stopped souring the mood at Gosling's favorite spot...better than beating Cal up, no?
I would have liked Contagion much more if I felt it was about the exploitation of fear by those in power and those who have the pretense to speak on behalf of the powerless. I just never read that into the film. Part of my intense dislike for it derives from how slick Soderbergh is at making the apocalypse look like art work frozen in time. I hope his next film is more in the vein of "The Limey" and "Solaris," both of which I appreciate very much.
I saw it last night. Liked it a little more than you did, Sal. It stayed with me after I left the theater. I guess I appreciated Soderbergh's "style," the film's stunning realism and meticulous "what if" breakdown of the consequences of a stealth virus pandemic. I think it offered a thought-provoking allegory about our culture of fear and a '70s-disaster-movie-style all-star cast (The Poseidon Adventure gone viral!). With all the great performances, I felt drawn in by the characters even if none was onscreen long enough. There were some truly authentic, moving and intimate moments to appreciate. I do agree though that story was sacrificed at times for shock and awe, and I felt what should have been an arc was more like a bump. It didn't have the highs and lows and super-climactic impact of Soderbergh's Traffic, one of my all-time favorites.
Nice piece, Joe, and great interview on Studio10, which is available on their site, folks.
Well done overview, Joe.
Ick, this was horrible sorry
You're welcome …
Nice rundown, Joe. Thank you for validating the healing power of Taylor Lautner's abs.
Fantastic review, Daniel. A pleasurable read, as always.
Sounds Great- nothing like agood chuckle.
This review of a 0-star movie should get 5 stars. Beautiful irony.
Great review. I was going to stay far away from this movie, but now I'm considering giving it a chance.
Very entertaining movie, just 2 really funny guys being themselves. Remind me to pack a lunch, if I evr go an a trip with these guys, the food looked aweful.
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