Charlize Theron fucking blows. She's horrible. The only performance she's ever owned was in Monster.
I hate Woody Harrelson. Everything about him. He's fucking ugly. Vomit.
Ray Liotta is only awesome when he's angry.
Andre Benjamin? Whatever.
Fuck this movie. I'm totally seeing it opening night!
Here is a thought Seattle, GET THE FUCK OVER THE RIOTS ALREADY!!! Or get some damn therapy already!!!!
Shit, this gets milked as much as September 11th does!!!!
I never read Variety. Why do they remove the articles from the beginnings of their sentences?
you have to have an online subscription to read the articles.
That's what I think when I see Charlize.
@2 - I think most of us in this city ARE over the riots, Cato. This isn't a local production.
More importantly, why do they insist on the abhorrent "docu" when that has one more letter and syllable than the much more reasonable abbreviation "doc"? This is the question that burns me.
Do you think it was filmed in Vancouver, BC?
No, you're not. It's been brought up at least 50 times in the last year here on Slog alone.
I can see getting rid of "a" and "the" everywhere. But only when it is the first word of a sentence? It's like some kind of planned assault on class.
@8: Yes, though I think they filmed here for a few days and used amateur video from the actual event.
Here's the trailer:
Ugh. Just... ugh.
Poe, we all know that the Slog community is harldy representative of the city as a whole.
Well, actually, the people who show up for Opening Night at SIFF don't tend to be the people you see at most SIFF films either ...
Folks, this is "Variety" the elder statesman of Hollywood trade publications, and they've made this sort of grammatical mangling their trademark since the late 1920's; "Sticks Nix Hick Pix", being one of the more famous examples of their in-house slanguage.
"The Battle in Seattle" is a far, far cry from a largely evaporated history of protest & strike in the U.S. (esp. 1880's-1960's), but I guess it still has to go in the 'keeper' basket under the circumstances.
Response to protest -- police/national guard + mass arrests -- still maintains its classic place in the face of free speech & right of assembly.
A movie about protest? Sounds cathartic.
My guess is everyone will "Whoo!" when various city landmarks are shown on screen. Cinerama, "WHOO!" Convention Center, "WHOO!"
There could have been a better movie made if it wasn't forced to conform with historical event.
Why does the song Never Surrender run thru my mind ...
Dang, we need more red food coloring.
Definitely filmed in Vancouver. Shot for 4 days in Seattle around Paramount and across from Komo on Denny. Alot of local actors were hired as (what-else) extras. Two days of SAG work for me and they had vegan food (cool-yum!).
If I am in the mood to see some Hollywood trash, why would I go see that on May 22nd, when I can see Indiana Jones 4 instead?
@21: Because Indy opens on May 23. One step ahead, that SIFF. Always one step ahead.
@21 - because you can catch The Visitor when it comes to town beforehand. Now that is a great film!
@22 Nope. Indie 4 is a Thursday release.
"The picture maintains the Memorial Day weekend release strategy of the last two "Indiana Jones" movies, and it mirrors the last two "Star Wars" movies and The Matrix Reloaded with its Thursday launch."
Aren't you paid to know this kind of stuff? :)
I will never read anything from Variety ever again.
That was torturous.
@24: Oh. Good catch.
No, I'm paid to know what week things come out. I am also paid to write ever so slightly inaccurate blog posts so you will be induced to argue with me.
Well played then. I thought you might have just had a "no fanboy movie" clause in your contract.
Is that Channing Tatum next to Harrelson?
I hope they get it on gay Seattle police style.
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