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    Just wanted to mention this in case anyone gets a chance to see it - there's a new indie movie called Monsters that is absolutely, stunningly beautiful.

    I don't want to spoil too much, and trust me when I say the trailers utterly misrepresent the movie. It's a quiet, thoughtful science fiction (not horror) road movie/love story with political undertones. It's fantastically well-done, and we (myself, my wife and a couple of friends) found it to be very powerful and moving.

    Edited to add: it was made on a budget of 15.000$. That's less than 1/1000th of Cloverfield, and yet it looks better.
    Last edited by Jonas; 08-28-2010, 02:39 PM.
    Jonas Kyratzes | Lands of Dream

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    Originally posted by Jonas View Post
    Just wanted to mention this in case anyone gets a chance to see it - there's a new indie movie called Monsters that is absolutely, stunningly beautiful.

    I don't want to spoil too much, and trust me when I say the trailers utterly misrepresent the movie. It's a quiet, thoughtful science fiction (not horror) road movie/love story with political undertones. It's fantastically well-done, and we (myself, my wife and a couple of friends) found it to be very powerful and moving.

    Edited to add: it was made on a budget of 15.000$. That's less than 1/1000th of Cloverfield, and yet it looks better.
    According to Release dates for Monsters (2010/II)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1470827/releaseinfo
    USA 29 October 2010 (limited)
    UK 12 November 2010
    Germany 16 December 2010

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    • #3
      I also wrote a detailed review:
      http://www.commentarium.net/2010/09/monsters/

      If you like B5, this is really one movie not to miss. Truly thoughtful science fiction.
      Jonas Kyratzes | Lands of Dream

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      • #4
        Looks like there's a panel about it at NYCC in a couple of weeks.

        Gareth Edwards, writer/director of the critically acclaimed Monsters, explains the process of making a film on a small budget and his use of visual effects. He breaks down some key scenes in the film and explains the effects he created step by step.
        Jan
        "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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        • #5
          Well, as long as it's not just another "you're an evil racist if you don't support illegal immigration" movie, I guess it sounds good.
          "It's hard being an evil genius when everybody else is so stupid." -- Quantum Crook, Casey and Andy Webcomic

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Doom Shepherd View Post
            Well, as long as it's not just another "you're an evil racist if you don't support illegal immigration" movie, I guess it sounds good.
            You might see it that way.
            Jonas Kyratzes | Lands of Dream

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jonas View Post
              You might see it that way.
              That doesn't tell me much.

              I like my immigration legal. The only one of the 7 ethnicities in my family tree that didn't have to submit to that was the one who was already here to begin with.

              Now, if it has more to do with the plight of people displaced by war and beaten down by other stupidities, which it seems to, I can get behind that.

              However, based on the reviews I've heard, it's on my short list.

              Then again... I rather liked Cloverfield. And not for the monster. Which wasn't evil.
              "It's hard being an evil genius when everybody else is so stupid." -- Quantum Crook, Casey and Andy Webcomic

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Doom Shepherd View Post
                That doesn't tell me much.
                Now, if it has more to do with the plight of people displaced by war and beaten down by other stupidities, which it seems to, I can get behind that.
                You might also see it that way, yes.
                Jonas Kyratzes | Lands of Dream

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