12-18-2008 10:11 PM #31
Hmmm... I haven't seen it and still plan to Netflix it. If I like it, I will buy it. I guess the part of the review I disagree with is when Peter says the Coens haven't been particularly strong with comedy. The Big Lebowski and Raising Arizona are two of the funniest movies ever made.PS3 40GB (living room), Panasonic (bedroom)
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12-18-2008 10:44 PM #32
hmm. This seems like awietf role for Malchovich. Seriously, he plays a lot of serious. Even in Johnny English he was serious as the villian. I'd like to see how've plays out his character in this one. Definitly a rental.Format Neutral
12-19-2008 12:56 AM #33Member
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I skipped Bracke's review of the film itself not because I disregard his opinion, I just don't read movie reviews here. By the time I'm considering purchasing a film on Blu, I've already informed myself on the title in other ways.
I stopped reading his technical assessment after it began, "'Burn After Reading' isn't the kind of visual tour de force that usually screams great high-def."
While its only his opinion, it still befuddles me. Roger Deakins cinematography on this film is terrific: moody and vibrant, shadowed and colorful. Clearly we saw two different films.
12-19-2008 12:57 AM #34
And his comment that he "never found the Coens quite as successful at comedy as they are at drama" is truly odd. I haven't been reading Bracke's reviews for long, but that tells me his sense of humor is completely different than mine--and than the majority of Coen fans, for that matter.
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12-19-2008 10:27 AM #35
Wow, I was expecting the review to give it another 5 stars just because it was the Coen Brothers. That is pretty much why NCFOM got 5 stars everywhere, and that movie was booooooooooooooooooooooooring."...somewhere out there, michael bay now has the basis for his next film...and it's all your fault." - project-blu
12-19-2008 11:24 AM #36
Leave Peter alone already. Just say to yourself "I do not agree" and move on.
12-19-2008 12:36 PM #37
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12-19-2008 06:40 PM #40
i rented and watched this on blu-ray last night. I disagree with the reviewer's opinion on the film.. I found it to be a fun and entertaining story with good humor. I think I might buy it, since I could see myself watching this movie a few more times. And I also agree with the others in this thread who say the story gets better and better as the movie progresses.XBL: epic fale guy
12-19-2008 08:43 PM #41Member
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As others have pointed out, it seems unlikely The House Bunny deserves a higher rating on any sort of critical level than Burn After Reading.
See, I don't care that 79% of critics who saw BAR loved it. I absolutely thought it was retarded. Same with NCFOM. Complete trash.
12-20-2008 12:31 AM #42Member
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BAR was one of my favorites of the year. Laughed all the way through it. I will buy just for the two JK Simmons scenes, he is just brilliant on delivery. I found the film far more interesting and entertaining than NCFOM. NCFOM really got awards based on the fact that it was a pretty weak year for films. I think it was criminal that Javier got the best supporting actor award for a pretty "simple" performance while at least one or two of the other nominees were simply brilliant.
Anyway, BAR had great of beat black humor and the most odd collection of characters you will find in a film.
12-20-2008 12:36 AM #43
The House Bunny isn't a bad movie at all either, it's actually very very funny. I love the part where she has to take an alcohol test and the cop says 'Blow on this', so she gets on her knees lol.A Nightmare on Elm Street Blu-ray Reviewwww.blu-news.com
12-20-2008 01:16 AM #44
I forgot all about this!
I could've gotten this for $11.58, 60% off at Columbia House, I placed my order last week (bought 3 BD's).
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