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JWeber

Member Since 13 Sep 2007
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In Topic: Vice

Yesterday, 03:01 PM

I rented this a few nights ago.  I'd say its a bit better than most standard DTV fare.  You're not getting into much new here, but it had it moments.  I feel the focus of the film is what really dragged it down.  First off, if you are going to see it because of Tom, then you will be pleased.  Vice gives him some pretty good screen time, and he out-acts everyone else involved.  I've seen reviews saying Tom was over the top.  I think the rest of the cast did not try.  It shows.  If everyone brought their game like Tom, he wouldn't stand out like he did. 

 

Like Reach Me, the story would have been better if the focus was more on Tom's character, or at least not so much on the android and her creator.  That is where the film fails for me.  It seems like halfway through, the script wanted to focus on trying to make a tangable love story, and it fails.  It's too drawn out and acted poorly.  It's just dead weight and slowed the film's momentum.

 

The film's opening with Tom busting in on a Vice patron, that held so much promise.  It posed a great question about right/wrong and the effects of people's actions outside of the fantasy.  They should have focused more on why Tom's character hates Vice so much.  There was a story begging to be told.

 

Overall, it's not a bad movie, but it's not great. 


In Topic: White Bird in a Blizzard

Yesterday, 02:49 PM

Just picked this up today and finished watching.  I really liked it.  As mentioned before, the soundtrack is pretty damn good, and all the actors are pretty damn good too.  Too many good films go under the radar, and this was one of them.  Eva Green was just amazing, and Tom was great too.  I was a bit surprised to see where it went with his character, but it fit.  Something like that could have felt really forced, but it did't.

 

About 2/3rds of the way I thought I had if figured out.  I was pretty sure about that, and then, I was wrong.  Even thinking I knew how it was going to end up, I still liked how they managed to push it out of the picture for as long as they did.  It just kind of sneaks up on you. 


In Topic: Interviews with Tom online

27 January 2015 - 02:56 AM

Amazon is your best bet. Every now and then I see it in stores, but not too often.

In Topic: THE EXPANSE (Syfy Series)

16 January 2015 - 06:34 PM

Looks great. I think this is going to be the thing we've been waiting for. Plus, the sci fi aspect might help give Bad Planet a boost.

In Topic: Reach Me

15 January 2015 - 04:00 AM

Did you get a different cut?