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Old 12-29-07, 12:32 AM
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The Orphanage

Just got back from seeing this.

It's the first movie Guillermo del Torro didn't direct, but produced. It mimicked his style and I was skeptical for the first half. However, the ending was the best I've seen since SE7EN. Four and a half out of Five.
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Agreed - I caught this several months ago at the New York Film Festival, and thought it was one of the better ghost stories to come along in quite a while.
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I saw this at a sneak preview on Thursday, and man, did I love it. I thought it was very scary, but also managed to be quite poignant and sad. My friend didn't care for the ending, but I thought it was perfect and well-earned.

I hope a lot of people get to see this in its limited release. There was a short panel discussion after my screening, and they mentioned that an American remake has already been greenlit.
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I saw this at the Arclight last night. I thought it was good, even though it was very similar in tone and plot to films like The Devil's Backbone and The Others. I wasn't nuts about the ending, either. It may have been earned, but it was just a little too sappy-happy for my tastes. The creepy John Merrick mini-me was easily the scariest thing about the film. That noise he made in the house was disturbing. Regardless of it's few shortcomings it was a spooky, atmospheric film and I would certainly recommend it to anyone that is a fan of haunting horror films. 8/10.
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Originally Posted by areacode212
...and they mentioned that an American remake has already been greenlit.
D'oh!!!!!! It JUST came out! Have they greenlit a remake of I Am Legend for 2009? Same logic.
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Del Toro is the one behind the American remake though, so we'll see what happens with that.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannabis
I saw this at the Arclight last night. I thought it was good, even though it was very similar in tone and plot to films like The Devil's Backbone and The Others (insert needle scratched off a record sound here)
That's enough for me!
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Originally Posted by BJacks
Del Toro is the one behind the American remake though, so we'll see what happens with that.
This trips me out. I wonder what he's going for. B-sides straight up money.
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Del Toro only Executive Produced, from what I could gleam from the poster.

Is this ever expanding?
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Originally Posted by Kudama
This trips me out. I wonder what he's going for. B-sides straight up money.
My colleague spoke to him last week about the remake but I haven't watched the tapes yet. If there's anything notable I'll post it here.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Del Toro only Executive Produced, from what I could gleam from the poster.
Yeah, it wasn't quite clear how much input Del Toro had in this movie, since he got the vague "Guillermo Del Toro Presents" credit, but from what was said at the panel, he was actually pretty hands-on with it.

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