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About solaris

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  1. A few more thoughts: Nolan talked of trying to make the film as immersive as experience as possible, and truly he's achieved that. It's a constant barrage of sound and image that puts you right in the heart of the action. The narrative and characterization are minimal because (and I know this sounds corny) you are so immersed in the experience you feel like the protagonist. Also, this handily circumvents the usual basil exposition problems Nolan's scripts have because, well, there isn't one. Not sure if I'm making any sense... One day on I'm still trying to process this. The one thing I can say with certainty is that it's a pretty unique piece of film making, and regardless of whether you end up liking it or not you can't fault the skill and craftsmanship on display.
  2. Just back from the screening - some random thoughts. Without wanting to sound pretentious, it was pure, elemental cinema. Cinematography, score and sound all incredible. Bold, and not necessarily an easy watch. The spitfire scenes were outstanding. Full thoughts tomorrow
  3. Seeing it tomorrow! BFI IMAX + extended intro from none other than Mr Nolan himself!
  4. First reactions trickling in https://twitter.com/arcticninjapaul/status/860227862749696002?s=09
  5. The Wolverine (2013)

    I need to go back and rewatch this in light of Logan now. I remember being pleasantly surprised upon the initial viewing. Great score too.
  6. saw this being filmed in London today... couldn't see much but managed to get a few photos on my twitter
  7. STID was a fine movie, but wasn't the sequel I wanted (or felt was promised) after ST09 (which remains one of my all time favourite holy-shit-that-was-fun-I-wanna-see-it-again experiences in a cinema). Anyway, thinking Antman-ish numbers. Slightly higher OW, slightly lower total. 65/175/475
  8. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

    Not quite as good as TWS but a lot more satisfying than AOU. I think Bruhl may have been the MVP for me... his presence added a lovely level of depth, bleakness & realism that helped to rein in the 'bigger' elements of the film.
  9. Saw it yesterday at Cineworld West India Quay at 12:50. I'd say it was about 40% full - pretty busy for an earlier showing. OT(ish) but some of that 40% appeared to drug dealers & customers (doing deals there and then in the screening). Apparently that's a thing now.
  10. I don't think STID is nearly as loathed by the GA as it is by trekkers (myself included). Most of my friends who saw it really liked it. I guess if you don't re-watch Wrath of Khan on a weekly basis (like me), those groansome lines of dialogue lifted wholesale don't feel nearly as clunky. That being said, I think we're mostly looking at a SKYFALL > SPECTRE type situation here. Slightly milder opening and legs. I know we're 3 months away but the buzz and awareness for this compared to a lot of other summer tentpoles feels thin. In fact, Spectre's OW and total ($70m / $200m) feel like realistic targets right now. OS is another matter. ST09 was at $127m, STID nearly doubled this to $235m. Ex rates will hold back a similarly exponential growth this time round but $300m feels do-able (is this planned for a China release?)
  11. Why are we throwing about $200m OW predictions for CW and Rogue One like it's nothing? If this weekend has proved anything, it's that $200m remains a very tought barrier to crack. Not saying that either of those films can't make it, but I would hardly call it a foregone conclusion either. I'm thinking CW will have a $160ish opening. Rogue One I still have no idea.
  12. I hope I'm wrong but CW feels more like a $150m opener than an uber $200m one.

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