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Scanner Darkly, A (2006)

In a drug-infested world where 20% of the population are government spies, a reluctant recruit is ordered to snoop on his friends. | guide

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Old Aug 15, 2006, 06:53 AM   #16
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Oooooh is out Friday? This Friday? Yay.

Orange Weds next week then, er if I don't cave over the weekend.
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Old Oct 10, 2006, 05:48 AM   #17
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So ...

Did any of us actually get to WATCH this film? It's like it came out, waved, and went away again. There wasn't much chance of my getting anyone to watch it with me (hell, I was let down when it came to CLERKS II, apart from Pirates the only film I'm guranteed watch-buddies for), but surely SOMEONE got to watch it in the cinema?

Nex, you downloaded it, did you ever get round to watching it? You probably told me and I've forgotten
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 07:15 PM   #18
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No

(Still slightly gutted, ESPECIALLY since having recently heard from a friend - who's taste I actually trust, pretty much above all else in relation to mine actually - that it was pretty damn good)
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Old Nov 1, 2006, 06:42 AM   #19
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I'm very gutted. I'm going to start going to films alone, just to make sur eI actually get to see some. I'll have to pounce on the good ones, before they flit away. CARS is still playing, you know. This great-sounding film didn't even turn up, and CARS is still playing.

I'll get the DVD.
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Old Nov 17, 2006, 05:04 PM   #20
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I enjoyed watching the movie. I was completely entertained but when I left the theatre it didn't work for me as a whole. Enjoyed it the one time but don't think I'll ever see it again.
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Old Nov 17, 2006, 05:48 PM   #21
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I'm hoping it'll be a rather spiffy and fabbo movie when it finally hits the cinemas here in Australia at the end of November. Not that far out and I haven't seen many ads for it on commercial TV though, could affect the reception. Or turn out to be a cool lead into the holidays.
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Old Dec 6, 2006, 07:34 PM   #22
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I found the movie build up quite a lot of expectations in me during all the confusion, I was sort of let down. In the end Keanu's acting kind of sucked through the animation pretty much, but in the end I found the movie to be most gratifying, partly of Thom Yorke's Black Swan track.

P.S. Don't listen to the track if you haven't seen the movie yet.
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Old Dec 30, 2006, 02:20 AM   #23
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Caught one of the last sessions before it was run out of the cinemas. Was particular pleased with the overall mood of the film. The sitting around and yammering is what had me. All about the paranoia for me. Totally a fine film for me.
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Old Jan 8, 2007, 11:55 AM   #24
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I enjoyed the movie, Downey, Harrelson and Cochrane's acting were quite good, and when it comes to Reeves, well, it's Reeves. I still see Ted from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Whoa... LOL
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Old Mar 15, 2007, 07:18 PM   #25
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In the end wasn't bad at all. Robert Downey Jnr & Woodey Harrleson are the absolute stars. It does get a bit muddy in places but stick with it and it finally turns out a plot resolution. Overall though, it's more of a visual/style feast than anything.
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 05:54 PM   #26
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I'm watching it now, and I'm really enjoying it. The scramble suit effect is nauseating. Robert Downey Jr is brilliant, but Keanu Reeves is actually pretty good. Character suits him a lot, but yeah. Looks cool, appropriately trippy, thoroughly enjoying it.
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 07:35 PM   #27
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Downey is genius in it. Can't believe he's got me looking forward to Iron Man and by default (having not been looking out for movies much), post Sweeney Todd, at this moment in time...that's my most anticipated movie for 2008.
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 07:59 PM   #28
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I think the only problem is later on, when Keanu's character is supposed to be totally burned out. See, the problem is, braindead Keanu seems to be exactly the same as earlier, high functioning Keanu. I was pleasantly surprised by how well he fit in the film other than that, but alas, the guy's unfortunate lack of range made me slightly confused about how bad he was supposed to be by then.

Little bit more affected by the end than I'd expected though. It could just be the Thom Yorke though, which I'd completely forgotten about.
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 09:52 PM   #29
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I just love the car scene, where RDJ is all "Yes. But no. But Yes. But really, no" and Keanu is all "I'm just saying it's my house you can't just do what go into other people's houses and do what you want I'm just saying it's my house is all"

It's hilarious.
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Old Jan 19, 2008, 07:10 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by jill_valentine
I think the only problem is later on, when Keanu's character is supposed to be totally burned out. See, the problem is, braindead Keanu seems to be exactly the same as earlier, high functioning Keanu. I was pleasantly surprised by how well he fit in the film other than that, but alas, the guy's unfortunate lack of range made me slightly confused about how bad he was supposed to be by then.


How did you find the style? The photowhatsit??? I completely fell in love with it and couldn't imagine watching it straight. It looks amazing and completely matches the tone of the story.

Sure that's what Beowulf is using and the director is getting TONS of plaudits for breaking in this amazing new technology. Slightly irksome as from what I've seen (admittedly haven't watched it all the way through yet), Beowulf just comes across as an antiseptic no man's land between flim & cgi.
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