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Old 01-17-06, 06:36 PM
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'Bubble' - Steve Soderbergh's new movie (part of HDNet's 6 movie deal) - Jan. 27th

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10896141/

It will be released on dvd, in theatres and on HDNet (cable tv) on January 27th.

This is a first out of a 6 movie deal HDNet made with Soderbergh.


Hopefully it will be better than Oceans 12.
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I've got to say that I'm definitely curious about this. I'll more than likely give it a rent to check it out.
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I saw this at the NY Film Festival in October. In general, it did not receive good reviews, but I actually found it quite fascinating. It's an ultra-low budget effort, with a non-professional cast. It's interesting to see a director who has had big-budget hits return to a guerilla-style indie production.
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As a fan of Soderbergh in both Ocean's Twelve and Schizopolis, I'm going to say I'm giving this one a chance.
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I figure there's a chance Cuban will be handing out DVD copies of the movie at Mavericks games, so I might pick it up then.

I am interested to see what Soderbergh came up with. He doesn't always hit the mark, but he's willing to take chances and experiment, and I respect and support that about him.
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I saw this at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Like marty888 said, it's ULTRA low budget, but shot on HD Video. It was projected HD and looked beautiful. I can't even begin to describe it. As for the movie itself... it was good, but definitely not for everyone. You'd be more inclined to like it if you're a Schizopolis fan as opposed to an Ocean's fan, but even then, it's still not what you'd expect. Definitely rent before buying.
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Can someone spoiler bubble a brief description of the plot? heh
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What about if your a Full Frontal fan (which I'm totally mixed about)?
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Soderbergh's one of my favorite directors. I'll check it out.
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I pretty much love all of Soderbergh's pre-Ocean's 11 movies so I'm definitely checking this out. Especially since I already have HDNet. They show trailers for 2 of his movies all the time on there.
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I liked that one with Julia Roberts as the spunky detective with boobs. I hope for more of the same from this movie!!!11!!
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Ebert and Roeper gave this "two thumbs WAY up", and both described it as a "masterpiece"! I'm not sure I'd go that far, but hopefully reviews like this will encourage more people to see it.
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I'll wait for the DVD.
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From what I understand this film was done right around where I was born in West Virginia and where most of my family lives. I don't know if Soderbergh exactly paints a good portrait of this since I haven't read much about the film for some reason but it is definately enough based on the WV connection for me to give it a buy.
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Soderberg is really hit and miss for me (although I'm sure his overall body of work is great). But I'm going to give this a try as it is always nice to see a new approach to something.
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this is sounding like something that's right up my alley -- largely improvisational, first-time non-actors, minimalist camera work. looking forward to it.
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Originally Posted by marty888
Ebert and Roeper gave this "two thumbs WAY up", and both described it as a "masterpiece"! I'm not sure I'd go that far, but hopefully reviews like this will encourage more people to see it.
Cool....ill set it up to record on HDNET on my HDDVR. Looking forward to it!
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I don't Soderbergh has ever been able to touch the greatness of Sex Lies and Videotape.
Glad he got out of the Ocean's 11 and 12 territory.
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Just as a reminder, this is up tonight. I saw it in the HDNet Movies channel lineup. I'm interested to see this, some of the reviews I've read are positive.

Rotten Tomatoes has it listed as 68% fresh.
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It's a rather quiet movie - some great subtle acting from the three leads - for it's simplicity it has a linguring profound haunting effect - recommended!
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Hrm... No HDNet here. Another reason to get rid of cable.
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Interesting movie. I thought the plot was slightly cliched, but the way it was shot and acted made it have the feel of a documentary or reenactment. Thought it dragged unfortunately. I'm glad I saw it, but its not the sort of thing that everyone will enjoy.
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I liked it. There were a couple of points, like the confrontation between Rose and Jake, where the performances were a little too unpolished, but overall it was very entrancing. I agree, it's definitely not for everyone, but I'm glad I saw it, and I think it's good that the runtime was so short.

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Originally Posted by das Monkey
I liked it. There were a couple of points, like the confrontation between Rose and Jake, where the performances were a little too unpolished, but overall it was very entrancing. I agree, it's definitely not for everyone, but I'm glad I saw it, and I think it's good that the runtime was so short.

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Couldn't of said it better. Very glad I watched it, and it was much better than I was expecting.
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I liked it for what it was. It was gorgeously shot, for all the everyday-type imagery. I did have a problem with the perforamnces, though. I realize they were going for realistic, mundane dialogue and whatnot. But it was still TOO flat and lifeless at times. It's one thing when having a plain conversation about your past jobs and whatnot, but not as realistic to be devoid of emotion when hearing about a murder... especially someone you know. Even if you didn't know the person that's going to be "exciting" news in a small town like that.

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