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The Machinist (Anderson, 2004)
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PostPosted: 08.25.2004 5:49 pm    Post subject: The Machinist (Anderson, 2004) Reply with quote

The horror flick I'm most anticipating right now is The Machinist, starring a really sucked-up Christian Bale (who lost over sixty pounds for the role; now that's dedication) playing an paranoid insomniac who's convinced they are out to get him. It sort of reminds me of Jacob's Ladder mixed with Driller Killer. Bale impressed the hell out of me in American Psycho, playing the strangely pathetic/scary sociopath Patrick Bateman, so I'm sure he'll raise goosebumps in this one. Director Brad Anderson's (lots of Andersons in the director's chair these days) last picture Session 9 didn't quite blow me away as much as some, but I liked it, and thought it was atmospheric and deeply creepy. Check out trailers for The Machinist here, although young'uns without R-Cards should get permission from their parents before watching the long trailer since it contains cussin' and nipplage.
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PostPosted: 08.25.2004 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ooh session nine was awesome! nick caruso was funny and good as a paranoid stoner in that movie. Smile
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PostPosted: 08.27.2004 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't a huge fan of Session 9, but The Machinist looks awesome.



It's good to see Christian Bale is taking control of his health. I thought he had to lose some weight.
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PostPosted: 08.28.2004 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This looks interesting, even though I wasn't a fan of SESSION 9, either. I am gonna try to catch this at Toronto.
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PostPosted: 09.01.2004 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is at the San Diego Film Festival, so if it doesn't conflict with the others, I'll catch it.
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PostPosted: 09.01.2004 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! I'd like to hear your take on it.
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PostPosted: 09.01.2004 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The showtimes are released on Sunday and the festival begins on the 30th.
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PostPosted: 09.01.2004 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might be worth a trip down south.
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PostPosted: 09.04.2004 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone wants me to see anything there, here's the list:



http://sdff.org/index.asp?idno=15



I think I'll hit about 10 movies and 2 panels in 4 days. Hopefully, I'll be able to get out of school early on the second day (which is a Friday).
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PostPosted: 09.04.2004 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danny Baldwin wrote:
I think I'll hit about 10 movies and 2 panels in 4 days. Hopefully, I'll be able to get out of school early on the second day (which is a Friday).




Nice. I heard very good things about PRIMER, which I am looking forward to.
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PostPosted: 09.04.2004 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I heard very good things about PRIMER, which I am looking forward to.


I've been waiting for Primer for what seems like ages, and The Machinist is near the top of my list as well.



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PostPosted: 09.04.2004 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beltmann wrote:
I've been waiting for Primer for what seems like ages, and The Machinist is near the top of my list as well.




I am gonna check out THE MACHINIST at Toronto, but I think I'll wait for PRIMER to open over here.
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PostPosted: 09.05.2004 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HoRRoRFaN wrote:
I heard very good things about PRIMER, which I am looking forward to.


Yeah, that's on my list of ten. If there are no schedule conflictions:

Around the Bend

Dear Frankie

Finding Home

Her Majesty

Purgatory House

Rick

Swimming Upstream

The Box

The Machinist

The Ride




It looks like Angels with an Additude may be opening, and despite that odd choice, I will attend if that's the case. Beat the Drum, Born Into Brothers, and Sonny Boy all spark my interest, too. We'll see how it plays out.
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PostPosted: 09.07.2004 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uh-oh. This one and Primer run at the same time; I hope they add an extra Sunday showing for one of them.
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PostPosted: 09.20.2004 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So did you ever get a chance to catch The Machinist, Danny?
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