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Old 04-08-06, 09:51 AM
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Hard Candy

This one looks interesting.....

http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=8232
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Old 04-08-06, 04:33 PM
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yeah, it's one of my most anticipated films of the year.
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Old 04-09-06, 02:06 AM
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It most certainly does look interesting. Color me intrigued.

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Old 04-09-06, 05:20 AM
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arrow in the head had a great review for this flick awhile back. would of forgot about it but it is playing at philly film fest. i posted before about Evil (greek zombie movie) and Evil Alien (campy comedy/horror flick) that were also playing. unfortunately, i won't be able to see any of them, plus for other cool films that i wanted to see.

oh well, nothing to bring to the thread other than arrow said it was good (his reviews almost alwyas stand up.. to genre fans atleast) and that it was playing and i really wanted to see it.

bad year for the film fest and i.
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I'll check it out! Based on the title I was expecting some sort of B-grade action/thriller "starring" Christian Slater.
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Old 04-09-06, 07:49 PM
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Looks like an 'Audition' rip-off to me.
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Originally Posted by NatrlBornThrllr
Okay maybe not.....
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Phew! I'm relieved. I thought this was about John's current state.
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Old 04-10-06, 06:42 AM
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Been looking forward to this since Sundance 2005.
Spoiler:
CASTRATION = BOFFO BO!!!!

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Originally Posted by JumpCutz
Looks like an 'Audition' rip-off to me.

I guess I'm in the minority but I thought Audition was a pretty bad movie with a semi-cool ending..........
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Originally Posted by JumpCutz
Looks like an 'Audition' rip-off to me.

Maybe not a rip-off, but they have a similar feel to it. You're not wrong.
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Old 04-10-06, 04:37 PM
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more clips

http://www.themoviebox.net/movies/20...dy/trailer.php
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Old 04-10-06, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by biggymoll
Been looking forward to this since Sundance 2005.
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CASTRATION = BOFFO BO!!!!
I hope that wasn't a spoiler.


[Edited - D.]

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Old 04-10-06, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by tenaciousdave
I hope that wasn't a spoiler.
lol, it was.

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Old 04-10-06, 11:15 PM
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I saw the trailer before Hostel. It certainly looked better than the movie with Kane in it.
I'm looking forward to seeing it.
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Old 04-13-06, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by holygeeze
Maybe not a rip-off, but they have a similar feel to it. You're not wrong.
From Slant Magazines 1.5 out of 4 review of Hard Candy (It's otherwise getting fantastic reviews, mind you.)

Might be a mild spoiler, but not really:

Though reportedly inspired by actual events in Japan, Hard Candy's real Land of the Rising Sun influence is Takashi Miike's Audition, whose gender-warfare finale is stretched to feature length and given a kiddie-porn twist...
The actual review is littered with spoilers, as they generally are for movies like this.
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Old 04-17-06, 04:27 AM
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Yeah, the
Spoiler:
castration
comment was a spoiler, and i'd be pissed if I hadn't already seen the movie. Fortunately, I saw it earlier tonight

It was great, I loved it. I've never seen audition, but this film has almost no violence at all, it's really all implied stuff.

I gotta say, it's very effective.
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You could hear every person in the theater, mostly the guys, squirming in their seats from uneasiness. The guy next to me was partially covering his eyes, heh.

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what is the meaning of the title?

btw, if you want a in-depth spoiler
http://www.themoviespoiler.com/Spoilers/hardcandy.html
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I'm not sure, i've read a few different interpretations. Maybe how adults always tell kids "Never take candy from strangers"?
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And Audition was "inspired" by Boy Meets Girl. Almost every film has antecedents.
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Lol
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Old 04-17-06, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by UKingdom
what is the meaning of the title?
The title is in reference to the girl, it is a symbol. Candy is sweet, but hard candy can also hurt you. Outside appearances may hide interior deviousness.
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Old 04-17-06, 09:26 PM
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two strong thumbs up on Ebert and Roeper who cautioned it won't be for everyone and was tough viewing, but something worth seeing.
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Originally Posted by biggymoll
Been looking forward to this since Sundance 2005.
Spoiler:
CASTRATION = BOFFO BO!!!!

biggymoll, please use spoiler tags when posting this type of information about a film.

If you need more information, you can see the thread "Sticky: Don't spoil films for your fellow members, use SPOILER tags (learn how inside) "
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