Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
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The New Atom Egoyan Movie: Bananas!


I have been lured into multiple Atom Egoyan movies and I have always left them enraged, disappointed or confused. Sometimes very sleepy. And then every time a new one comes along, I am foaming. They all trailer-up really well! In this newest, Chloe, we have Julianne Moore at her Julianne Mooreiest, which, DONE AND DONE. And then Mamma Mia! girl suddenly becoming a sex kitten and ripping off her togs. And Liam Neeson getting it on with everyone. I am going to see the holy hell out of this movie… until the last 20 minutes, when I'm very sad again, I imagine.

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mathnet (#27)

Wow I will totally see this too and not just for Mamma Mia girl's glossy, impossible hair!

Liquid (#546)

Me, also — I rarely see a trailer and say 'Wow, yes!'

Oh, and 'glossy, impossible' is my new term of choice! It rolls of the tongue so gracefully! I shall insert it inappropriately into conversations! Hooray!

Yep, I'm there too.
et Amanda Seyfried!

Dave Bry (#422)

Release the Kraken!!!

Natan (#1,967)

I think Stanley Kauffmann wrote that watching an Egoyan film is like watching "the pages of a screenplay turn–slowly." I've only seen the one about the people having sex and then the one with the bus crash and the stupid hat. This trailer reminds me of the former. But I can barely hear what they're saying because of the frantic THIS IS A SERIOUS FILM violin-sawing.

I've never thought Julianne Moore was that good. She's pitied for being homely, right?

slowernet (#75)

DISEMVOWEL HIM

Kakapo (#2,312)

Ah, I see what you're up to now what with this and the Rohmer nastiness. Boo! I kinda want to go moviewatching with you so that we can have a friendly fistfight afterwards, though.

He is the Ronbo of art house films.

davidwatts (#72)

please tell me you are just trying to provoke UNHOLY RAGE out of boredom and nilhism, and you don't SERIOUSLY THINK those TERRIBLE THINGS about my Julianne.

Natan (#1,967)

Well yes but…

I seriously thought she was horrible in I'm Not There. Absolute amateur night. I wanted a ragtime dancer to hook her with a cane and drag her out of frame.

Not that good? And homely? Therefore pitied? Really?

Like others, I've experienced buyer's remorse with Egoyan before. But I'd still watch ANY film with Moore and Seyfried–even if it were directed by, I dunno, Wes Anderson, say.

LondonLee (#922)

And what looks like an oft-unclothed Seyfried too. Win!

I've had a, um, thing for her since Veronica Mars.

Kakapo (#2,312)

I've been suckered into seeing an Egoyan flick or two, myself. He also tricks you by giving interesting and charming interviews.

HelloTitty (#830)

Given the age difference between Liam Neeson and Amanda Seyfried, the idea of a sexual relationship between them is creeping me out.

kneetoe (#1,881)

Even with the potential for sex and nakedness, watching that trailer made me think that that cave they found up on the moon might not be such a bad place to live.

Clare (#516)

Is this picture based on the French movie that had Fanny Ardant and Emmanuelle Beart and Gerard Depardieu where Fanny hires Emmanuelle to seduce Gerard who plays a kind of sleazy dentist and I can remember every detail about the movie EXCEPT THE TITLE?

musicmope (#428)

I believe so, and wasn't Emmanuelle Beart about twice Seyfried's current age when she made that film?

KarenUhOh (#19)

I wonder who does their plants.

Bonnie (#1,782)

I feel like someone went into my head and figured out exactly what I look for in a movie and made it just for me.

The last frame of Exotica did something to my brain, something permanent. I had a spat with my college boyfriend on the way home from the theater because he didn't find the film as revelatory as I did. And yeah, I know, pretty much everyone else is on his side.

Brad Nelson (#2,115)

I have not seen Exotica, but I am one of those people who really likes The Sweet Hereafter, so.

Meanwhile I am pumped about this film despite those last few Egoyan films being awfully boring.

doyles (#2,989)

While I agree that most of Egoyan's movies have left me cold (and bored) The Sweet Hereafter is one of my favorite films of the 90s. Heartbreaking and beautiful, it is one of those rare films that I insisted all my friends see. Most loved it as much as I did. I believe that you will too if you give it a chance.

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