Stardust.

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  1. Squally

    Squally New Member

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    I saw a sneek peek for Stardust last night and wanted to tell you all about it. I thought it was fantastic. It was what I thought Pan's Labyrinth was going to be, in terms of fantasy mixed with real world people. It wasn't dark, and very much a love story, but I still enjoyed it. The visuals were fantastic. I feel it's a theatre worthy film for them alone. The cast they have is amazing, from newcomer Charlie Cox to such greats as Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, and even a great cameo from Peter O'Toole. It's great to see such a classic style movie with modern elements done right.

    http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/stardust/
     
  2. SS109

    SS109 3100 FPS OT Supporter

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    I loved the novelette & think Neil Gaiman is a great writer. I will be there opening night.
     
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    i am so pumped to see this. big gaiman fan. glad to hear such a glowing review from someone who got a sneak peek. i saw gaiman interviewed at comicon and he sounded really excited about this which made me even more amped.

    the official website has a bunch of cool stuff. worth checking out:
    http://www.stardustmovie.com/site.htm
     
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    How was Ricky Gervais?
     
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    I loved the book, but haven't read it in years. And now that this movie is coming out, I'm not going to read the book again until after I see the movie. Personally, I know that movies are never able to follow a book exactly, and I figure it'll be a more fun movie for me if I've forgotten the details of the book.
     
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    Absolutely hilarious. He even did a kick back to the fake sitcom he does on "Extras"
     
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    oh man. i love ricky gervais. he is so freaking funny. just one of the amazing cast members in this. i cant believe what an incredible group they got together for this movie.
     
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    just got back from seeing it. its pretty good IMO.
     
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    i love neil gaimen. just wish they would do sandman movie
     
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    my buddy got to go to a screening last night and said it was even better than the princess bride! i guess gaiman plus this amazing cast pull it off. i cant wait to see it!

    solid review from comics2film too:
    http://www.comics2film.com/index.php?a=story&b=28067
     
  11. Shadoglare

    Shadoglare NeoCon Commie Hitler Wanna-Be

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    Been looking forward to this one for several months.
    Taking the g/f this weekend - and then we're gonna find us a field and watch the Persieds meteor shower :)
     
  12. SS109

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    100% on Rotten Tomatoes so far!
     
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    Looks great, might catch opening night
     
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    yea, im so there opening night. wow. 100% on rotten tomatoes! cant wait, just a few more days! :)
     
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    I enjoyed it & gave it a "B+".

    A great cast, excellent story, and the CGI scenery was awe inspiring.

    Best part, the chorus of dead brothers.
     
  16. Shadoglare

    Shadoglare NeoCon Commie Hitler Wanna-Be

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    I gave it a B-, mostly because of the "holy crap this sucks compared to the book" factor.
     
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    So I have not read the book, but I saw the movie tonight.

    Very impressive cast - I love Ricky Gervais, and I was captivated by Claire Danes (I think it was the glow thing). And De Niro cracked me up. I loved his scenes. Also, I think Michelle Pfeiffer plays a great villain (I saw her in Hairspray, and she was a villain/mean character in that as well). Oh, and the old man who guarded the wall was hilarious.

    I liked the scenery, from the witches' crater and house to the sky scenes, etc. Very nice. In general, I really enjoyed the movie. I'm not usually a fantasy fan, but I liked the mix of comedy and romance in the movie. I want to go find and read the book now, since I know 99% of the time, the books are MUCH better than the movies.
     
  18. Shadoglare

    Shadoglare NeoCon Commie Hitler Wanna-Be

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    The differences between the novel and the movie are huge - they kept the basic premise and that's about it. The whole "let's make it into a comedy" thing was probably a bad move.
    Probably 1/4 of the novel was just finding the star to begin with, which in the movie was shorted to a 1-step process... the captain of the sky galeon isn't a flamer... the relationships between yvain & tristran are *much* better developed.. the ending doesn't suck as bad... etc etc etc...

    Anyway it's one of the best books I've ever read, and a friend of mine just finished it and said the same. Definitely worth checking out.
     
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    I saw the trailer and it seems to be an interesting movie.
    Going to watch it some day.
    Any 1 can tell me whats the name of the book and its author plzzzz???
     
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    I saw it today and really enjoyed it.

    The cast was awesome, and damn Sienna and Claire Daines were hot.

    Good CGI and story, and there were some good humorous parts.
     
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    Stardust actually looks pretty good. I think this will be one that the lady and I check out.
     
  22. Shadoglare

    Shadoglare NeoCon Commie Hitler Wanna-Be

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    The book is named, coincidentally enough, Stardust. It's by an awesome author by the name of Neil Gaiman.
     

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