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Monster (2003)

Old 12-07-03, 12:02 PM
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Monster (2003)

Okay... I remember hearing about this movie a while back and how over zelous Charlize Theron was about it...

Fast Forward to today, anyone else catch Ebert and Roeper's review on the damn thing? I've never seen Ebert so damn excited about a movie before - splurting out 3 huge compliments: "One of the great movie going experiences of my life." "Charlize Theron gives one of the greatest performances in the history of cinema" and finally "If Charlize Theron doesn't win the oscar, they should retire the award.". Roeper shared his enthusiasm.

So, anyone had a chance to grab a sneak peak at it?
Old 12-07-03, 12:14 PM
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We all knew Ebert was a breast fiend.
Old 12-07-03, 12:15 PM
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We all knew Ebert was a breast fiend.
Charlize looks like Nick Nolte in the movie. I somehow have a feeling that really wasn't a factor. (Ricci also looks kind.. off) But who knows, maybe Ebert likes the man titties?

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Old 12-07-03, 09:29 PM
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i never herd of dis is it a scerry moovee or is it of da drama type moovee?
Old 12-08-03, 02:52 AM
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Originally posted by B.S.Preston,ESQ
i never herd of dis is it a scerry moovee or is it of da drama type moovee?
You might want to watch a little less Ali G.
Old 12-08-03, 04:51 AM
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According to Yahoo!, "Monster" has Theron playing an abused young woman who has a lesbian relationship with Christina Ricci's character and murders any man who tries to rape her.

I'm guessing this is NOT a Disney film.
Old 12-08-03, 07:34 AM
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Originally posted by Spooky
According to Yahoo!, "Monster" has Theron playing an abused young woman who has a lesbian relationship with Christina Ricci's character and murders any man who tries to rape her.

I'm guessing this is NOT a Disney film.
It's based on a true story about a serial killer in Florida. She would hitchhike and kill the men who picked her up.
Old 12-08-03, 09:38 AM
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Yes, it's the story of the woman billed as the "first female seriel killer". Here's a link to Charlize's look in the film

http://charlizeonline.com/photos/mov...ter/index.html
Old 12-08-03, 09:58 AM
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Wow.. She really did work at it, didn't she?
Old 12-08-03, 12:03 PM
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Originally posted by Meatpants
Yes, it's the story of the woman billed as the "first female seriel killer". Here's a link to Charlize's look in the film

http://charlizeonline.com/photos/mov...ter/index.html
She looks like the real woman in these photos.
Old 12-09-03, 07:33 AM
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
Why are you rolling your eyes smart-ass?

I have seen pictures of the real Aileen Wuornos and Charlize Theron is made up to look a lot like her.

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Old 12-09-03, 07:54 PM
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Originally posted by LiquidSky
Why are you rolling your eyes smart-ass?

I have seen pictures of the real Aileen Wuornos and Charlize Theron is made up to look a lot like her.
Yeah, thanks for the stellar contribution DonnachaOne. I'm kind of curious too as to what's up with the eye rolling. I've also seen pictures of the real Aileen Wuornos and I too think Charlize resembles her.
Old 12-09-03, 08:12 PM
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Forgive me; I misread Liquid's post.

I read Liquid's post and thought he said "She looks like a real woman in these photos". I figured Liquid was simply bashing Charlize, or the all-too-perfect standard Hollywood commands for actors.

I do apologize. I also must agree on the similarity.

Old 12-09-03, 10:32 PM
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I missed the Nick Broomfield's docu "Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer" earlier in the year at the SilverDoc Documentary Film Festival but I hope that after "Monsters" release Lafayette Films can release this as well.
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
Forgive me; I misread Liquid's post.

I read Liquid's post and thought he said "She looks like a real woman in these photos". I figured Liquid was simply bashing Charlize, or the all-too-perfect standard Hollywood commands for actors.

I do apologize. I also must agree on the similarity.

That's ok

Nope. Not bashing Charlize at all. In fact, I like her. She really does look like Aileen in the pics I have seen.

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This true story is really interesting. After Aileen was caught, a couple adopted her! I'm not really sure what happened with that.
Old 12-11-03, 02:50 AM
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I'm not gonna be able to see this for a month - damn you Ebert for raising my expectations to impossible levels!
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Trailer

http://www.apple.com/trailers/newmarket/monster.html
Old 12-19-03, 11:14 PM
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HOLY SHIT - just saw a clip on Letterman - that transformation is absolutely insane.

So glad to see the most beautiful woman in Hollywood stretchin' the old acting muscle.
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I did some research on Wournos a few years back so I was familiar with her picture. Theron's transformation is pretty amazing considering its Hollywood.

I'm really looking forward to this one...only place in MN thats its playing is in the Twin Cities...limited engagement

Should be worth my time though. Looks very good.
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Anyone see this yet? When does this open nationwide? I am kind of looking forward to this one, but don't know when it gets out of the La, NY area. Also there's a rumor that Christina Ricci does a nude scene, any truth to that?

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Old 01-04-04, 10:19 AM
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I saw it. I really liked it. Charlize gave a phenomenal performance.
Ricci on the other hand wasn't that good. But she did look nice in that tight shirt.
The film is a pretty good character study, more so than a typical horror film. It explores some disturbing themes.
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki
We all knew Ebert was a breast fiend.
Isn't Ebert gay?

Well, I'm REALLY looking forward to this movie. I've been reading a lot lately about psychology and I'm interested in seeing the events that lead to her transformation into a serial killer. I fully believe that people don' t simply turn into 'Monsters' unless they are driven to do so by forces in life that are beyond our own control.
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I saw it. I really liked it, and Theron, aside from the amazing physical transformation, does an outstanding job. I agree with Ebert, WHO IS NOT GAY, that she deserves an Oscar nod for her work.
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I just got back from watching it and Charlize Theron does an outstanding job. I've always been a big fan of hers and I always thought that she had a lot more acting ability than her roles so far have given her room for. She deserves not only a nomination from the academy, but she deserves the best actress award hands down. I also thought that Christina Ricci did quite well, not good enough for an Oscar nod, but still its one of the best performances, if not the best, that I've ever seen her give. The movie itself is good, but certainly not a best picture contender in my opinion. The acting is what really stands out in this one.

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