Borderlands (Zev Berman, 2007): 6.5/10

The Magic Flute (Ingmar Bergman, 1975): 7/10

La Guerre Est Finie (Alain Resnais, 1966): 7/10

Speed Racer (The Wachowski Brothers, 2008): 8/10


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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Cloverfield




I'm as surprised as anyone that I've been sucked into the JJ Abrams top-secret project with the code name Cloverfield. I mean, I'm certainly not a fan of Felicity, or Alias, or Armageddon, or MI:III, and I have to admit I've never really given Lost a chance (although now I want to). But this thing has a grip on me, and has for the last week and a half. If you don't know about it (I'm going to doubt there are many internet geeks who don't by now), check out the wikipedia page for info.

So, now that we know the Ethan Haas websites don't have anything to do with Cloverfield, and that slusho.jp has been found, what do we have? Well, nothing. At least, nothing more than Abrams wants us to have. Every speculation centers around the fact that Abrams (producing, although he's known to take control of productions) will be adapting already created material for the screen (such as Cthulhu - which I'm still cheering for - or Godzilla, which has been pretty well debunked), and while I do think that's a possibility, I also think that's only because if we were to assume it's something Abrams and crew made up, we'd have nowhere to go. So while Cthulhu and countless other things would be cool, I'm beginning to hope more and more that this is an original (though possibly based on something) monster/whatever, because then we can be shocked in the theater.

New, cryptic pictures are being posted regularly on the official site, which make this project scarier every time something new appears. The last photo, people running in a cloud of bright fog, is obviously reminiscent of 9/11 - what a bold choice in graphic! The pure obliviousness in the first photo, compared to the terror evoked in the other two, is remarkable. In short, everything JJ Abrams is doing for this film is sucking me in completely. I can only hope this keeps up for the next six months.

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Comments on "Cloverfield"

 

Blogger anniemosity said ... (8:06 PM) : 

JESUS christ i had no idea there was another photo. holy crap. stoked.

also, good call on the rss feed. i'm working on it.

 

Blogger Kino said ... (12:02 AM) : 

i can attest to being sucked into lost. as i'm sure you are aware, it was laggin a lil this past season, but came back super strong. in my opinion it's well worth the time invested to start from the beginning and take it all in.

 

Blogger R2K said ... (4:45 PM) : 

: )

 

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