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Luís
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 - 02:12 pm:   

Laurence Fishburne plans to adapt and direct this piece of shit for the screen, with Madonna, Jeremy Irons and himself as stars:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0062502182/

I'm guessing you'll have a field day with it once the movie's out. Personally, I look forward to it just so I can read your review. ;)

Cheers,
Luís
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 - 03:21 pm:   

Wow, Luis. Madonna, I guess I understand, but what happened to Jeremy Irons? Yeah, this should be fun...Wow.

That's harsh, man. Madonna...Can't wait. :-)
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Luís
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 - 03:29 pm:   

What happened to Jeremy Irons? You mean before or after D&D and THE TIME MACHINE?
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Rob
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 - 09:22 pm:   

Well, if the movie flops then I'm sure another door will open for Laurence Fishburne, Madonna, Jeremy Irons.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 - 10:11 pm:   

Yeah, like the door to the shitter. When's Madonna made anything worth watching?
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John Picacio
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 - 10:21 pm:   

Does sucking face with Britney Spears count? :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 - 11:11 pm:   

John, naw, I don't think so. I think Brit was just getting rid of her chewing gum. :-)

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Luis
Posted on Friday, September 05, 2003 - 06:05 am:   

If you people think Madonna is the worst part of the movie, clearly you've never been cheated into reading the book. It's a sad heap of ancient clichés infused with new age mumbo-jumbo, and repeated over and over in a condescending and often sexist tone. "Follow your heart's dreams, and the Universe will give you everything you want," Coelho says again and again and again. If my heart's dream was to incinerate the old fart in a stinking pocket of his own methane, should I follow it too? :-)

I don't know if the movie will flop, commercially. They really have to make a big hash of the adaptation, because that's the only thing that will turn off Paulo Coelho's large fan base. But trust me, you won't need that, the original story is bad enough as it is.

Best,
Luís
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luis
Posted on Friday, September 05, 2003 - 06:39 am:   

Luis,

This guy has a large fan base? Wow. Scary. I read some of the excerpt pages, and it's pretty godawful. As for Madonna, we just like to pick on her. As for whether you should follow yr. heart, like a friend of mine says, Hey, a man is only as good as his dreams. :-)
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Luís
Posted on Friday, September 05, 2003 - 07:07 am:   

I don't know how popular he is in the US, but he certainly is abroad. And who doesn't like to pick on Madonna? She makes it all so easy . . . :-)

As for dreams, I don't know about "good", but if I'm half as weird as my dreams, I think I should start to worry.

Cheers,
Luís
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GabrielM
Posted on Friday, September 05, 2003 - 11:31 am:   

Coelho's quite popular in the US as well, unfortunately.
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ben peek
Posted on Friday, September 05, 2003 - 09:47 pm:   

coelho's popular is aus with the young girls. it's quite horrible to be out with one, having a nice conversation, and then, you know, she says that her favourite writer is coelho.

it's a big old depressing world, sometimes.
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David G.
Posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 11:43 am:   

Jeremy Irons is going to end up the Max Von Sydow/Laurence Olivier of his generation, an actor that, by the end of his career, will agree to do absolutely anything in front of a camera...I came to that realization after Die Hard 3.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 11:51 am:   

I think the end of his career has begun. man. When's the last time he didn't do something sucky?

PS -- Von Sydow still gets the odd decent role, as in Intacto.
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David G.
Posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 01:42 pm:   

True. I was a little harsh, but I still haven't forgiven him for STRANGE BREW...
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paulw
Posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 03:22 pm:   

Hey, Strange Brew is a fucking masterpiece!
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Evan
Posted on Wednesday, January 07, 2004 - 01:07 pm:   

I think that all concerned parties should go to the theatres when this comes out and throw treacle at the long lines that form to see it. But then, my ex got into the book and that was about the end of it for us, so I might be confusing personal bitterness with dislike for it.
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Jeremy Lassen
Posted on Wednesday, January 07, 2004 - 09:52 pm:   

Madonna was in a very watchable movie called "Dangerous Game" with Harvey Keitel. Direct by Abel Farrah, I think. Granted it is the ONLY good movie she has ever been in...

-JL
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, January 07, 2004 - 10:00 pm:   

JL, some people think that Dangerous Games was Harvey Keitel's worst movie. I think they're right. Willem Dafoe's worst movie, too. Not Abel Ferrara's worst, however. He did New Rose Hotel.....
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2004 - 06:36 am:   

Those couldn't have been worse that "The Addiction" or "The Driller Killer"...
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2004 - 08:44 am:   

Didn't see Driller Killer, but New Rose Hotel is, in my view, considerably worse that the Addiction...For one thing he didn't have enough money to finsih it as he'd inended and his solutions to this problem were amazingly inept.
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2004 - 01:38 pm:   

I felt bad for everyone involved in The Addiction. In fact, I lost two very good friends because I wouldn't shut up about how bad I thought it was. Maybe we should talk about something else...<g>
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Jeremy Lassen
Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2004 - 04:49 pm:   

I'm a sucker for Ferrara's darkly claustrophobic set pieces.

I thought New Rose was a great "half" of a movie, and simply turn it off when it starts the flash back stuff....

To my mind, “New Rose…” is a perfect example of a "What might have been" kind of thing, right up there with Terry Gilliams(and Orson Well's) "Don Quixote” Kurt Russel's "I am Legend," Kubriks "AI," and Richard Stanley's "Island of Dr. Morro".

Oddly enough, I did NOT enjoy Ferrara's "Driller Killer". I bought that one thinking it was going to be a fondly remembered slasher flick from my youth, but it wasn't. The slasher flick WAS recently release, however -- "The Toolbox Murders” – which is a much better movie then "Driller Killer," though still in the Rape/revenge/exploitation genre mined by Ferrara in such films as "Ms. 45."

-jl (who has the worst taste in movies in the world, excepting Jason Williams)
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2004 - 05:19 pm:   

Jeremy, but Jason says he's unburdened by taste, so in that you claim to have taste at all... :-)

I saw New Rose in Vancouver, BC....Gibson gave a brief preamble. He basic disclaimed all responsibility for the film, said that Ferrara would call him, obviously in an altered state, during the filming. Said AF sounded very messed up. Very Messed up is how I saw the movie. It lost me long before the flashback.
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Dave G.
Posted on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 06:58 am:   

But Abel earned some slack for Bad Lieutenant, still an all-time fave.
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Lucius
Posted on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 07:02 am:   

Bad Lieutenant was okay in my book. I preferred King of New York. It had C Walken and lacked the excesses of Bad Looey.
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Dave G.
Posted on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 08:03 am:   

The only thing that bothered me was he had a king of NYC organized crime named "Frank White." How likely is THAT?
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Lucius
Posted on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 08:52 am:   

Well, for one thing, "the likely" never has seemed to play very much into Ferrara's dirctorial choices. For another, I magine that there are a good many people of color named White. Charles White springs to mind. That a white man would be a crimelord in NYC strikes me being true-to-life.....
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Dave G.
Posted on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 10:28 am:   

But a non-Sicilian? Come onnnnnn,....Morrone! Everybody knows you've got to be 100% to be "made"!
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Luís
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 08:55 pm:   

You're going to love this, Lucius:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0397065/combined

Have a gander at that cast list!

Best,
Luís
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Bob Urell
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 09:40 pm:   

Paris Hilton. Wow.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 09:46 pm:   

Yeah, they showed a preview for this with Constantine. Dark Horse. What can you expect?
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Gordon Van Gelder
Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 09:37 am:   

Do you think Paris Hilton gets to play Igor, the part played by Charles Bronson in the original?
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 10:45 am:   

I think they cast Paris against type in this one. :-)
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Simon Owens
Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 11:03 am:   

Maddonna was in A League of Their Own, which was good in a family feel-good way.
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MarcL
Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 01:01 pm:   

House of Whack!
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Dave G.
Posted on Monday, March 28, 2005 - 08:07 am:   

Any movie with a woman named "Emma Lung" in it can't be all bad.

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