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Gravity - 3/10/2013 9:09:07 AM   
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RE: Dolby Atmos sound in London - 7/11/2013 6:47:20 PM   
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Seen this today - unbelievable!

There will undoubtedly be those miffed by a plot which resembles little more than an endurance test, whilst the characterisation you could say is slight and held together by the star pulling power of Bullock & Clooney.

However...

On a technical level, it is (by far) the most extraordinary audio and visual experience that I've ever experienced in a cinema, with Cuaron's preference for long takes (achieved so well in the likes of Y Tu Mama Tambien & Children of Men) raised to a level of scale & ambition that is jaw-dropping throughout (the first 20 minutes in this regard, are really special in particular).

If there was ever an excuse to go to the cinema (be it 2D, 3D, IMAX or whatever) this is it. In a CGI sense, it is probably the greatest film ever made.

Film of the year? Quite possibly. Cinematic event of 2013? Without question.

5/5


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RE: Gravity - 7/11/2013 8:03:30 PM   
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It's a fucking amazing film. I fully expect Elab to hate it, and for Rawlinson to whinge about how Cuaron's earlier films are better.




I absolutely loved it.
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RE: Gravity - 7/11/2013 8:04:24 PM   
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It's a fucking amazing film. I fully expect Elab to hate it, and for Rawlinson to whinge about how Cuaron's earlier films are better.


Quoted for funnies/truth!

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RE: Gravity - 7/11/2013 8:04:48 PM   
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It would appear that there's hope for you yet, sir.

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RE: Vanity - 7/11/2013 8:06:03 PM   
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I went to see this based solely on the fact it got 5 stars by Empire but was disappointed by the lack of substance. Yes it's a good visual film but it lacks substance. It seems to be another showcase for 3D where the effects take the limelight at the expense of average performances (admittedly better than the average Bullock performance) and a constant mindless babble of a dialogue.

I went to see Prisoners the week after and that was a much better film.


Hmm.
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RE: Gravity - 7/11/2013 8:12:39 PM   
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I absolutely loved it.


A statement which has given me a surprisingly high level of joy.


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RE: Lost In Space - 7/11/2013 11:44:18 PM   
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Quite simply put... this is the most boring film of the year!! People can argue it is visually stunning BUT, what is the point if the plot is awful and nothing really happens. I wanted to walk out after twenty minutes because I was bored and wish I had by the end of the film. After watching the trailer I did have my doubts about how they could make a movie about Sandra Bullock floating about space compelling. The simple answer was (to me) they couldn't.


Holy cats, time and time again you have proven yourself to be a hard person to impress.

Nothing really happens? OK, fine.

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RE: - 8/11/2013 5:22:58 PM   
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If there is anything worse than an Empire review that states '' WATCH OUT FOR THE TWIST! YOUL NEVER SEE THE TWIST COMING! LETS TALK ABOUT THAT TWIST AND HOW CLEVER IT WAS! '' ( See Now You See Me dvd review in this months edition of the mag, or better yet,dont if you havnt seen that film ) its an Empire review that states '' TRUST US YOU WILL LOVE THIS FILM ''.

Now i havnt seen Gravity yet but i really wish Empire would cut out this nonsense and allow us to make up our own minds.It reminds me of that infamous Empire cover a few years back where they had Kick Ass on the cover and actually printed '' YOURE NEW FAVOURITE FILM IS HERE!!! ''.

I think were capable of making up our own minds about whether we like certain films Empire, so please cut out the hyperbole.

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RE: RE: - 8/11/2013 6:08:04 PM   
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It reminds me of that infamous Empire cover a few years back where they had Kick Ass on the cover and actually printed '' YOURE NEW FAVOURITE FILM IS HERE!!! ''.



If that's what they actually printed then Homer would have gone on the rampage in the Empire office.

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RE: RE: - 8/11/2013 6:33:46 PM   
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We need to make a movie about Homer rampaging around the Empire Office. Call it something snappy, like The Rampaging. Or The Rampagement. Or The Rampagecalypse, or even The Rampagegeddon.

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RE: RE: - 8/11/2013 7:01:34 PM   
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Make it a musical - Singing in the Rampage.

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RE: RE: - 8/11/2013 7:26:22 PM   
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Actually I was planning to split it in two bits. The first part will be Prelude to the Rampagegeddon where we see Homer reading the review and planning to watch it. The next 100 minutes is basically just Homer watching the film, shot a various angles and using some trick to show Homer's ever seething anger, and ends with Homer going out of the cinema. The next scene is Homer standing outside the office, teeth gnawing, eyes full of rage and anger and his body bent like that of a beast with his mouth releasing growls and snarls, it suddenly and it follows on too..................

THE RAMPAGEGEDDON: No Survivors, No Mercy

...Homer goes into the Empire Reviews building only to find out that the Empire Office has, for economic and taxing reasons, relocated in the middle of the Amazon Forest on the Brazilian side, an information he gets by slowly dicing an innocent cleaner, which he later throws out of a window because he can. There he flies to the Amazonian forest, where he finds that Empire Office is being guarded by Brazilian paramilitaries. He enlists the help of some Yananami tribesmen and discovers a Cholotec tribe living there, descendants of the people living in the city of Cholula that were massacred by the Tlaxcalans and Cortez. He creates a merc army and storms Empire Office. After a bloody battle, Homer's army wins and exterminate and kill everyone, as Homer proceeds to eat some of the meat of the ex-Empire employees and drink their blood out of their decapitated necks. He realizes something though, the guy/gal who wrote the Kick Ass review is not there and died three days earlier after being eaten by a pack of giant otters, making Homer eternally unhappy, and his revenge only partially complete, as he looks at the Sun with anger, as part of his rage has never or will never be quelled.

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RE: RE: - 8/11/2013 9:06:35 PM   
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Now i havnt seen Gravity yet .



Trust me, you'll love this film. [/sickburn]

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RE: Gravity - 8/11/2013 11:43:43 PM   
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SPOILERS, HHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!



I really, really, really enjoyed Gravity. It is without a shadow of a doubt a technical tour de force; you will not see a film this year that looks and sounds as gorgeous as this film does. Fuck Avatar and every other film since that has used the current 3D technology. As good at any of them may have looked at times, it is this film that shows the most promise for this medium. It's used incredibly effectively and the depth that it gives to some of the shots is just incredible. The cast, how little there is of one, put in great performances and Bullock carries the film well.

And yet, and yet...

For all of the visual splendour and high tension of the action (it's incredibly tense at times), Gravity falls short on the emotional level. Whilst Clooney's character (admitedly unexepectedly) bit the bullet fairly early on in the film, it was never in doubt in my mind that Bullock's character would survive. She is hard put to it in a succession of mini-disasters, but it ultimately felt that she was always going to get through this and as a result, perhaps I wasn't as invested in her fate as I might have been. Don't get me wrong, there are a few lovely moments that tug the heart strings, but I didn't feel the emotional clout that I was hoping for.

Gravity is a visceral experience of a movie that is filled with some absolutely gorgeous imagery (some might find it cliché, but that shot of Bullock curling up into a foetal position upon entering the I.S.S is one of the most beguiling shots of the year), and as a pure experience it's most definitely a five star movie. On an emotional level, for me at least, it falls slightly short of what I had hoped for.

See it on as big a screen as you can and for the love of God, don't go in with noisey snacks - you'll regret it.

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Anything but down. - 9/11/2013 6:05:21 PM   
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As much as I enjoyed Gravity, I found the thoughtful, introspective film was often being drowned out by the movie about exploding space-stations. The two facets of the story didn't sit together as satisfyingly as I'd have liked, but they're definitely both required to prop each other up.
I suspect I'll get more out of a second-viewing where I can concentrate on the quieter moments.

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RE: Gravity - 9/11/2013 7:02:53 PM   
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From his coming-of-age road movie Y Tu Mamá También to the best Harry Potter film Prisoner of Azkaban, Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón is clearly one of the most inventive filmmakers working today, being a master of the extended take. Seven years after his dystopian sci-fi Children of Men, Cuarón breaks new filmmaking ground with a suspenseful disaster thriller set in space and in 3D.

During a space mission involving the Hubble Space Telescope, reports of a Russian missile strike on a defunct satellite become relevant when it causes a chain reaction forming a cloud of space debris that destroys the American Space Shuttle Explorer. Left stranded in zero gravity, the two lone survivors: mission specialist Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski must find a way to return to Earth.

White it will be inappropriate to give away details about the plot, the premise itself is a very simple one and with a title like Gravity, you would have clear idea of what the film is, without having any knowledge of it. In the fact, the simplicity of its narrative is one of the film’s main strengths as with a running time of ninety minutes, the film – scripted by the director and his son Jonás Cuarón – is stripped out of Hollywood conventions such as flashbacks and subplots that would interfere with the astronauts’ struggle to get back home.

If you are not impressed by the very first shot which is over ten minutes long and sets up the whole film, then you have no sense of enjoyment towards anything. Collaborating once again with cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, Cuarón compiles a series of very long tracking shots in which the difference between visual and practical effects are unnoticeable, while the post-conversion 3D is truly justified and supports the immersive experience. Staying true to the reality of no sound in space, it is Steven Price’s music that is both atmospheric and booming to give the film dramatic sound.

Since the early developments of Gravity, the film has been through various actors, the most notable being Robert Downey Jr., who was replaced by George Clooney. Having visited space before in Steven Soderbergh’s Solaris, Clooney gives a great performance which has moments of humour, but is second fiddle to the true star that is Sandra Bullock whose last appearance in a disaster movie was Speed. Bullock is at her very best here as a woman whose first journey into space becomes a terrifying one as you can feel the fear she has, especially when spinning around.

While many can find thematic meanings out of the film – religious or not – and there is one sequence that plays with reality which will be a debate for some, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity is an intense and visually breathtaking disaster thriller that evokes those great IMAX space documentaries. Highly recommended to be seen in 3D.

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RE: Gravity - 9/11/2013 9:35:39 PM   
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Ping Pong paddle floating in Chinese space station? How childisly offensive.
How would you even play Pin Pong in zero-gravity environment?


1. Racism? Bollocks.

2. Artificial gravity?

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RE: Gravity - 9/11/2013 11:33:20 PM   
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This film reminds me of the videogame company Valve. The story itself was fine, but it's the way it's told that really stands out, and I could easily imagine some scenes of chaos working fantastically well as scripted events in the next Half Life or Portal game.

And I really do mean that in a flattering way.

There's some cracking stuff here, from the dramatic change in tone mid-scene early on, shown in a long continuous take, to a shot of a helpless Sandra Bullock floating alone in space in the distance that struck me as a genuinely brilliant use of 3D, allowing us to really get a sense of her increasing distance from safety, away from the screen.

Personally, it's not my film of the year. Captain Phillips is still the more intense of the two IMHO, but that aforementioned opening scene of Gravity will be one I'm really looking to seeing on the big screen again, very soon.

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RE: Gravity - 10/11/2013 3:03:01 PM   
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About substance. The problem with highly anticipated movies is that our expectations are always higher. For me Gravity provided everything I expect from a good movie. Visually and sound wise brilliant, great music and performances. A stand out from recent block-buster, visual effect addict movies. Substance? For me the whole movie was a metaphore of birth - or rather rebirth - the struggle and importance of life. And of course is that there is always a way! Plenty for meaning for me. I have been glued tot the seats for 90 minutes and will be again tonight.

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RE: The Coldplay of sci-fi - 10/11/2013 3:08:45 PM   
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On an entertainment level it fails. The same thing more or less happens 3 times. Once was absorbing. Watching space pinball again and again, not so much. There's no humour or wit, just mawkishness The two characters aren't real. Clooney is Buzz Lightyear, Bullock is equally plastic.

On a philosophical level it fares even worse, the movie's got less depth than a box of cornflakes. I can see why it brought out the Titanic crowd though.



Why do people feel so insecure that they have to resort to making derogatory remarks about those who enjoyed this thing?

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RE: The Coldplay of sci-fi - 10/11/2013 3:27:08 PM   
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On an entertainment level it fails. The same thing more or less happens 3 times. Once was absorbing. Watching space pinball again and again, not so much. There's no humour or wit, just mawkishness The two characters aren't real. Clooney is Buzz Lightyear, Bullock is equally plastic.

On a philosophical level it fares even worse, the movie's got less depth than a box of cornflakes. I can see why it brought out the Titanic crowd though.



All right then Mr. Tarkovksy, There's about 4 contradictions in this "review" alone.

For example, how could it fail on an entertainment level & have no humour or wit if Buzz Lightyear was in it?

And speaking of the bizarre criticism over the lack of humour or wit, I'd like to see you attempt fart jokes & anecdotes when you're floating perilously above the atmosphere in the company of almost no one. There's a time & a place surely? Or do you just laugh in the face of danger?

Just my thoughts, but your criticisms don't make any sense. It seems all your doing is attempting to provoke a reaction (which you've achieved, so well done you).

As for the Titanic observation, expand? Or is this just more nonsensical statements you have little interest in fleshing out?

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RE: The Coldplay of sci-fi - 10/11/2013 5:14:41 PM   
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On an entertainment level it fails. The same thing more or less happens 3 times. Once was absorbing. Watching space pinball again and again, not so much. There's no humour or wit, just mawkishness The two characters aren't real. Clooney is Buzz Lightyear, Bullock is equally plastic.

On a philosophical level it fares even worse, the movie's got less depth than a box of cornflakes. I can see why it brought out the Titanic crowd though.



All right then Mr. Tarkovksy, There's about 4 contradictions in this "review" alone.

For example, how could it fail on an entertainment level & have no humour or wit if Buzz Lightyear was in it?

And speaking of the bizarre criticism over the lack of humour or wit, I'd like to see you attempt fart jokes & anecdotes when you're floating perilously above the atmosphere in the company of almost no one. There's a time & a place surely? Or do you just laugh in the face of danger?

Just my thoughts, but your criticisms don't make any sense. It seems all your doing is attempting to provoke a reaction (which you've achieved, so well done you).

As for the Titanic observation, expand? Or is this just more nonsensical statements you have little interest in fleshing out?


I don't know if the Buzz Lightyear analogy was intentional by the film-makers. Kind of takes away from the 'realism' they were aiming for, right? Anyway, call it humour, but not wit. You win a point.

I don't consider fart jokes and anecdotes to be wit, and I'd be worried if anyone else did. I think there were one or two anecdotes Buzz Clooney rambled off, but can't recall them amounting to anything. Something about driving to meet a chick a fairground at 8pm or somethingZZZZzzzzzz.... where's Tarantino when you need him for memorable dialogue?

My criticisms are really real, and I really mean them. I suspect that it's not that they don't make sense, but rather that you don't want to agree with them.

The Titanic stuff? Seriously, do I really need to expand? All it needed was Celine Dion on the end credits warbling "my heart will go on" and James Cameron would have been speed dialing his lawyers. The only thing that was missing was bit of space debris wearing a villainous mustache.


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RE: The Coldplay of sci-fi - 10/11/2013 5:32:16 PM   
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The Titanic stuff? Seriously, do I really need to expand? All it needed was Celine Dion on the end credits warbling "my heart will go on" and James Cameron would have been speed dialing his lawyers. The only thing that was missing was bit of space debris wearing a villainous mustache.



Titanic and Gravity are such wildly different films. With all due respect I don't see how you can make that jump, but whatevs.

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RE: The Coldplay of sci-fi - 10/11/2013 5:37:02 PM   
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I don't consider fart jokes and anecdotes to be wit, and I'd be worried if anyone else did. I think there were one or two anecdotes Buzz Clooney rambled off, but can't recall them amounting to anything. Something about driving to meet a chick a fairground at 8pm or somethingZZZZzzzzzz.... where's Tarantino when you need him for memorable dialogue?


So if Bullock & Clooney were wise-cracking Tarantino style, it would be better? Even though it's a film that is primarily about the situation they find themselves in and the visual and audio presentation that is used to portray it? Personally, I would find musings over hamburgers and Superman to be unnecessary and inappropriate, but hey ho.

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My criticisms are really real, and I really mean them. I suspect that it's not that they don't make sense, but rather that you don't want to agree with them.


Yes I don't agree with them. But in particular, I don't agree with them because they don't make any sense. Seriously, read back what you wrote and ask yourself "what on earth am I talking about?" I mean...the Coldplay of Science Fiction? What the f**k does that even mean?

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The Titanic stuff? Seriously, do I really need to expand? All it needed was Celine Dion on the end credits warbling "my heart will go on" and James Cameron would have been speed dialing his lawyers. The only thing that was missing was bit of space debris wearing a villainous mustache.


Yes you do need to expand, because like your criticisms, your comparison (once again) doesn't make any sense. At best, you're confusing analysis with attempted comedic rambling - which has to be funny in the first place to work.

You didn't like it? Fair enough. But that doesn't disguise the fact that your dismissal over those who were impressed by it and your case for the film being rubbish, is well...rubbish.








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RE: The Coldplay of sci-fi - 10/11/2013 9:30:10 PM   
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What a shocka, people on the forum hating on Gravity.

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RE: The Coldplay of sci-fi - 10/11/2013 9:42:26 PM   
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Wow, a pretty stunning cinema experience, at times nerve-sweatingly tense, and even the 3D, which I normally hate, worked for me. And at last Cuaron has made a film I really like!

8.5/10

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RE: The Coldplay of sci-fi - 11/11/2013 12:01:14 AM   
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What's wrong with that? It wasn't very good and apart from the FX, which were very nice, had very little else going for it.

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RE: The Coldplay of sci-fi - 11/11/2013 12:03:03 AM   
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What a shocka, people on the forum hating on Gravity.


What's wrong with that? It wasn't very good and apart from the FX, which were very nice, had very little else going for it.

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RE: The Coldplay of sci-fi - 11/11/2013 12:52:27 AM   
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SPOILERS.....


Saw it tonight in regular 2D and really enjoyed it.From the very first frame it is really visually astounding.The plot is wafer thin but with a film like this, the audio and visual experience is the main draw here.

I really couldnt tell where the CGI and practical fx began and ended and kudos to the filmakers for keeping the tension up during the 90 min runtime.Sandra Bullock was surprisingly good in this as i find it hard to take her seriously usually and George Clooney was his usual charismatic self.

Im glad i was able to see it and enjoy it without having to wear silly 3d specs and having the picture be dimmed by the effect.My recommendation is to see it on the biggest screen you can but forego the 3D.Dont even think of waiting for the dvd of this one folks.

Would have been a totally hilarious ending though if after surviving all that, Dr Stone was attacked by a shark as she was lying there in the water!

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