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New Wachowski Bros Movie: Cloud Atlas

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I think this is why it resonates with me, I didn't know anything of the novel but this from the films Wiki page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_Atlas_%28film%29

The official synopsis for Cloud Atlas describes the film as

an epic story of humankind in which the actions and consequences of our lives impact one another throughout the past, present and future as one soul is shaped from a murderer into a savior and a single act of kindness ripples out for centuries to inspire a revolution.

Right up there for my favorite movie of all-time is Back To The Future. Part of the reason why is because I once heard Leah Thompson say that she thought the movie was so successful b/c it spoke to the idea that if you did something different and stood up for something once in your life, it could change the entire course of your life (George McFly punching Biff, winning the girl, how it affected their lives, their kids lives, and others from that point on, etc.).

Yes, I know this is going to be much more "epic" cinematography-wise, but I have always loved stuff like that.

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Lea Thompson was better in All the Right Moves, particularly when nekkid.

Anyway, the trailer looks amazing and the fact that Tom Hanks is starring makes it a must see. I already love the soundtrack.

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Looks fuging amazing, and a fairly obvious message that we are all a part of the same organism.

They are modern day prophets trying to teach you dummies something!

P.S. I think you have to call them the "Wachowski Siblings" now

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I saw it this past weekend so thought I'd make the bump

I'm not the type that does the whole rating thing but thought the movie was top notch from a cinematic, tone, and music side of things....and it just makes you keep thinking about it. I thought it was very well done and would recommend it to any film buff.

There were bits that felt like Equilibrium, Blade Runner, and some segments even felt like a goofy British comedy. Just a unique fun, engaging, and trippy flick.

Anyone catch it yet?

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I saw it this past weekend so thought I'd make the bump

I'm not the type that does the whole rating thing but thought the movie was top notch from a cinematic, tone, and music side of things....and it just makes you keep thinking about it. I thought it was very well done and would recommend it to any film buff.

There were bits that felt like Equilibrium, Blade Runner, and some segments even felt like a goofy British comedy. Just a unique fun, engaging, and trippy flick.

Anyone catch it yet?

Just watched this today, excellent movie, a 10/10 straight up. best thing I've seen this year(I know it came out last year).

 

And I know this is a extreme bump but the Movie was just good enough that I thought it might use a bump.

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I've had this saved on my DVR for months. Problem is that it's nearly impossible to get my wife to pay attention for a 90 minute film, much less one that is nearly 3 hours long. I'll probably have to go solo on this one when she's out of town or something...Regardless, glad to know some have really enjoyed it. I almost deleted it the other day.

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It was a good movie. Had to watch it twice for understanding, like Donnie Darko.

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I've had this saved on my DVR for months. Problem is that it's nearly impossible to get my wife to pay attention for a 90 minute film, much less one that is nearly 3 hours long. I'll probably have to go solo on this one when she's out of town or something...Regardless, glad to know some have really enjoyed it. I almost deleted it the other day.

 

I do this all the time. The entire "Time of Death" Showtime series, Mob City, Justified... and those are all 1-hour series! A few movies I DVR knowing she'll never watch them, "The Master" and "Lawless"...

 

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Not sure how I missed this. I'm going to have to find it and watch it.

 

Gonna have to find a time when I can be well rested and completely immerse myself in it. Looks like one I may have to think about a bit.

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It was a good movie. Had to watch it twice for understanding, like Donnie Darko.

 

first movie in a long time that i had to Punt because it was just too much to follow..

 

it was on my DVR forever so i gave it a shot and couldnt hang

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first movie in a long time that i had to Punt because it was just too much to follow..

it was on my DVR forever so i gave it a shot and couldnt hang

I appreciate the grand scope of what was trying to be accomplished and it was interesting. The coherence was lacking and I must have been too distracted at the need to have the same actors in horrible make up as other characters in the intertwIning stories. I understand why each actor was playing the timelined characters that are related but seeing a British dude try to look like an asian or Mr.Smith from the Matrix as a giant woman just made it a bit hard to watch.

The move is structured and paced as if I was to explain to someone the plots of The Red Violin, Blade Runner, The Matrix, Conan The Barbarian, Silkwood, Amistad and the Clumps(Eddie Murphy playing multiple characters) on 10 hits of acid. Or so I think it would sound like that as I have only heard second hand how Acid gives you a short attention span where you think you are spouting brilliant monolouges but saying incoherent babble. ...so I have heard.

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I tried to watch it casually and only made it through half before I realized I needed to start over and pay more attention.

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