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Old January 20 2008, 08:49 PM   #1
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Cloverfield? Ouchhhhh.........

The reviews are out and here is one.

http://movies.nytimes.com/2008/01/18/movies/18clov.html




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Old January 20 2008, 08:58 PM   #2
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Re: Cloverfield? Ouchhhhh.........

The balance of reviews over on Rotten Tomatoes seem quite favorable.
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Old January 20 2008, 09:08 PM   #3
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Re: Cloverfield? Ouchhhhh.........

I read the NYT review on Friday just before I saw the movie.

I expect that the people in Ms. Dargis' social and family circle were properly impressed by the values expressed in the review. There really was no more useful point to the piece than that.
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Old January 20 2008, 09:30 PM   #4
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Re: Cloverfield? Ouchhhhh.........

I'd heard that it was like a full movie-length version of raw video footage in the style of "The Blair Witch Project". And I knew it was set in New York, and had a Godzilla-sized monster in it, and lots of young people in it.

So I was fully aware of what I was getting into. I thoroughly enjoyed it. But I'm cautious about recommending it to everyone.
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Old January 20 2008, 09:36 PM   #5
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Cloverfield? Ouchhhhh.........

How ironic..


I can't vote until I see the movie, and I can't see what others have voted until I do......






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Old January 20 2008, 09:43 PM   #6
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Re: Cloverfield? Ouchhhhh.........

steveman said:
The balance of reviews over on Rotten Tomatoes seem quite favorable.
I love 'rottentomatoes.com', because you can read scores of different critics' takes on a movie. Plus you can quickly read WHY some critics hated a film and why some loved it, and see what a critic who shares your cinematic values thinks about a certain film.

For instance, I wanted to see National Treasure II, but rottentomatoes overall score was low. When I check the critics who disliked the film, most of them all disliked it because its story was so implausible and required too much suspension of disbelief. I didn't care about the plausibility factor (in fact I expected it to be implausible), I only wanted to see a good 'popcorn flick'. So I saw National Treasure II, and enjoyed it for what it was -- and Bruce Greenwood was very good as the President...He'll make a fine Cpt. Pike.
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Old January 20 2008, 10:03 PM   #7
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$41 million and counting so far. Seems to be popular with the masses.
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Old January 20 2008, 10:26 PM   #8
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Re: Cloverfield? Ouchhhhh.........

K´riq Sa said:
I can't vote until I see the movie, and I can't see what others have voted until I do......
I Liked it. - 13 - 81%
I Hated it. - 0 - 0%
It Was OK. - 0 - 0%
Have not or will not see it. - 3 - 19%

so far.
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Old January 20 2008, 10:49 PM   #9
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Re: Cloverfield? Ouchhhhh.........

What a stuck-up bitch. I only made it halfway through the review before her attitude reached critical mass and I had to bail out. Save those movie dollars for your psychotropic medication instead, baby.
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Old January 20 2008, 10:51 PM   #10
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Movie critics are worthless anyway. I never listen to them.
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Old January 20 2008, 10:57 PM   #11
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It's interesting that somebody such as this critic who probably thinks herself to be intelligent can totally miss the point of a film.

She obviously had the "I'm going to hate this" bias before the film even started, then searched the film for evidence to support that bias.
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Old January 20 2008, 10:58 PM   #12
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Re: Cloverfield? Ouchhhhh.........

Wife and I are going Monday... at the drive-in, no less. I have avoided reviews of the film until I've seen it. I only hope the sun has gone down enough when the Trek teaser starts! Any movie will have a hard time topping my excitement over seeing that on the big screen for the first time! I only hope my car stereo is up to how loud I'll be playing it!
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Old January 20 2008, 11:01 PM   #13
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There aren't many serious film critics, per se, working in the popular press.

The value of movie reviewers, OTOH, is entirely a matter of the taste, knowledge context and entertainment value of a given writer. I always enjoy reading Roger Ebert's reviews, in about the same way I liked watching Bob Hope do his stand-up for Chrysler on NBC back in the day. No pro like an old pro.

The writer of the NYT piece was too busy filtering what he/she was watching through a shield of some pretty self-conscious value judgments about Everything In General, IMAO, to have an interesting response to the movie itself.
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Old January 20 2008, 11:04 PM   #14
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You are far too kind, Dennis.

Far kinder than Alain would have been.
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Old January 20 2008, 11:06 PM   #15
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Thanks Ian. I wanted to avoid voting "have not seen" because you only get one vote.... (might as well make it count.





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