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Since: 2.1.02
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#1 Posted on
After reading Ebert's glowing review, I decided to check out "Frailty" Friday night. Although it doesn't live up to Ebert's hype, it's a pretty interesting flick. It's about a widower with two young kids. In the middle of the night, he has a vision from God who tells him that demons walk the earth in human form and it's his job to slay them. Dad becomes an axe murderer and enlists his two sons to help. The story is told as a flashback by one of the sons as a confession to an FBI agent ( a la "The Usual Suspects")

It's definitely not the type of movie Hollywood usually foists upon us. There's a twist ending, which you'll probably figure out about halfway in, but then it twists again in a way that really makes you think.

Anyone else check "Frailty" out this weekend?



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.18

Stephen Hunter actually trashed the movie and said it was watching child abuse for 2 hours.

I'm just waiting for cat's meow to open wide.





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#3 Posted on

    Originally posted by odessasteps

    Stephen Hunter actually trashed the movie and said it was watching child abuse for 2 hours.
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I just read Hunter's review and I think he was a little too harsh. I mean, it's not a cinematic landmark, but it was certainly interesting enough. Hunter does bring up some valid points, but I wouldn't liken it to watching child abuse for two hours.

Ebert gave it four stars, but Ebert seems pretty easy to please sometimes.



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#4 Posted on

``Yerrrnaaawt a deeeeemon, aaaaaar yoooooou?''

Just seeing the commercial makes me want to vomit biologically important parts of myself; I can only imagine what the whole thing would do to me.

And yet there are plenty of people out there who seem to think that he's really quite a good actor. Is that on the intentionally campy tip, or what?






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#5 Posted on

    Originally posted by tarnish

    ``Yerrrnaaawt a deeeeemon, aaaaaar yoooooou?''

    Just seeing the commercial makes me want to vomit biologically important parts of myself; I can only imagine what the whole thing would do to me.

    And yet there are plenty of people out there who seem to think that he's really quite a good actor. Is that on the intentionally campy tip, or what?




He's not a great actor, but he's OK. Of course, I may be biased because I'm a Hudson/Chet mark.



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I agree. I don't know who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar the years that Weird Science and Aliens came out, but Bill Paxton wuz robbed in both of them. The man was the ultimate second bannana for a few years there. He's not the best leading man out there, but he's not bad either.

That being said, I thought the trailers for the movie looked awful, but I've heard so many good reviews about it, I am curious. I still need to see Panic Room tho, so that would be first, and then Changing Lanes looked good too . . .



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#7 Posted on

    Originally posted by DrewDewce
    That being said, I thought the trailers for the movie looked awful, but I've heard so many good reviews about it, I am curious. I still need to see Panic Room tho, so that would be first, and then Changing Lanes looked good too . . .

I saw Changing Lanes last weekend also. It's a lot better than I thought it would be. It's not nearly as action-packed as the trailers would have you believe. It's more of a character study type film. I thought it was good. You should choose it ahead of Frailty.

I haven't seen Panic Room yet, but I've heard some pretty good things about it. I'll probably check it out this weekend. Also, I hate to admit it, but Murder By Numbers looks pretty decent too.



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