Life As A House

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  1. Adam Lenhardt

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    I just saw the trailer for this movie. Looks more interesting than I thought it would. Too bad that no-talent plant from BTTF3 is in it... oh well, perhaps that movie was a fluke.
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    It got a standing ovation at it's premiere tonight at the Toronto International Film Festival. There was hardly a dry eye in the house.
     
  3. Jason Seaver

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    Hopefully, I'll get a chance to see it at the Boston Film Festival tomorrow night. I haven't seen a trailer yet, but it's got Kevin Kline going for it, at least, so I'm interested.
     
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    Really impressive looking for me. Great actors and I'm sure the writing will be adequate (Mark Andrus of As Good As It Gets). Kline can be brilliant in anything. When does it get released wide?
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  5. Dave Yeung

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    I watch Life As A House this morning at the second screening in the Toronto Film Festival. It's one of my favourite festival movies so far. (My other favourite movie is Dark Blue World by Jan Sverak, the Czech director who directed Kolya. That's anyother story).
    It's really touching, and a real tear-jerkker. However, it's humourous at times, and spirit of the film just draws you in.
    There are solid acting from the whole ensemble cast. And my eyes are wet for a better half of the movie. I think it's an Oscar winning role for Kevin Kline.
    The other cast member I'm quite impressed is Hayden Christensen, who plays Kevin's son. I have never seen him in any other movies, so he's probably a new comer.
    Don't miss it when it comes out in the Theater.
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  6. Adam Lenhardt

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  7. Dave Yeung

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    Adam,
    Thanks for pointing that out!!! I did not realize he's the next Anakin!!!
    It's probably a good thing though, cause it may have changed how I look at his performances if I have known who he is.
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    How is Jena Malone in this movie? I've always loved her work before and it seems like she has a substantial part in the movie. It also looks like this will be a racier or more adult role, good thing she's branching off into more mature films.
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  9. Dave Yeung

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    I was not familiar with Jena Malone's work before. However, I think she did quite well in the movie in a strong supporting role.
    And for those of you who are interested in other opinions, I've just found a review, which is quite the opposite to what I think. I guess I'll find out what you guys think when the movie releases on Oct 26.
    http://filmcritic.com/misc/emporium....5?OpenDocument
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    Got to see it this afternoon, although I missed the first few minutes (opening credits). I kind of saw it by accident, as I was trying to see Revolution O.S. at the Copley Square place. That shopping center is actually connected with the Westin-Copley Hotel, and it appears no-one went back to work after the SWAT teams were done.
    Anyway... Fairly good movie. It's what the studios do best - getting a group of very good actors together to play out a story most of the audience can relate to. Some would hold that against it, say you've seen it before, and that may be true. But the execution is top-notch, and the film is very enjoyable just to look at.
    ::sigh:: Sounds like I'm damning with faint praise. I don't mean to; it really is a good movie.
     
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    Glad to hear Hayden Christensen was good, maybe there is hope for Episode 2 after all.
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    According to my friend working on Episode 2, Ol Hayden isn't that good as Anakin. Apparently ILM is fixing his habit of rocking back and forth when standing still, and the ADR people are going nuts trying to loop him decently to try to save his performance
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    Perhaps it was just the role she was scripted into, as I haven't seen her (yet) in anything else. However, let's just say that I didn't think she brought anything special to the role. If she turns out to be decent in this movie, then I'll of course retract my previous statement.
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