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Old 06-22-11, 09:49 AM
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Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

Trailer

Looks pretty good to me.

Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
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Old 06-22-11, 10:53 AM
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Re: Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

let me embed that for ya..




Looks pretty dang interesting...love the feel it gives off. I'm game for this.
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Re: Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

michael shannon and jeff nichols

SHOTGUN STORIES was my favorite film of 2007 so i've been waiting patiently for his follow up...so patiently that this flew under my radar until just now. honestly last i heard he was adapting the book "GOAT" but i guess that was scrapped.
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Re: Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

I'll watch Michael Shannon in anything.
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Re: Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

why aren't more people commenting in this thread? i've watched this trailer today like 10 times....
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Re: Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

Been looking forward to this one for a while. Michael Shannon and a storyline that's right up my alley.
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Re: Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

I saw the trailer before Midnight in Paris. I thought it looked amazing.
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Re: Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

FYI....

This film is sitting at 96%. 25 postive and 1 negative.
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Old 09-29-11, 12:48 PM
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Re: Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

And this is being released in Ny and LA tomorrow with a semi wider release schedule soon after
http://www.sonyclassics.com/takeshelter/dates.html

Hopefully it does well enough to convince Sony to give it a semi mainstream wide release
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Re: Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
And this is being released in Ny and LA tomorrow with a semi wider release schedule soon after
http://www.sonyclassics.com/takeshelter/dates.html

Hopefully it does well enough to convince Sony to give it a semi mainstream wide release
Thanks for the link. One of the theaters nearby will be getting it November 4th. I can wait.
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Still 94% on RT, and this total does not include the Four Star review that Roger Ebert just posted.
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Old 10-14-11, 12:32 AM
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Re: Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

I saw it last week in Pasadena. Michael Shannon is solid as usual. He makes me feel so uneasy whenever I see him in anything. Jessica Chastain is so good at playing the wife who deals with family issues, I'm really starting to like a lot. The film is slow but I didn't mid it. I can't give away too much, but if anyone has questions, let me know.
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Re: Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

Saw this today. It is slow but well worth it. It's a great movie and one of my favorites of the year.
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Re: Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

saw this yesterday. slow burn with an awesome pay off. one of my favorites of the year for sure.
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Re: Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

credits song...

Ben Nichols - "Shelter" (from TAKE SHELTER) by Milan Records
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Old 12-07-11, 05:32 PM
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This movie was my favorite of the year.
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Old 12-16-11, 09:50 PM
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Re: Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

Saw this today, and really, really liked it. Probably one of the most stressful movies I've seen in recent memory. Michael Shannon knocks this one out of the park. Really enjoyed it.

I'd like to think that

Spoiler:
this is a time-traveling storm that was also in A Serious Man
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Re: Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

This was absolutely amazing. I was expecting great things, of course, but it exceeded my expectations.

Jeff Nichols is a gifted director, what with 'Shotgun Stories' and now this, and Michael Shannon is one of the best actors we've ever had.

I hope they continue working together.
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Re: Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

Alright come clean, how are you watching all these movies before the rest of us? Are you part of an online critics society and you get into advanced screenings? Do you live in LA or NYC where everything comes out earlier?
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Re: Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

Michael Shannon, again, was great. Jessica Chastain has come out of nowhere to be in literally every movie last year, and while haven't seen The Help or Tree of Life yet, she was really good here.

Yeah, I agree with everyone sofar in that this was another home run from Jeff Nichols.
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Re: Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

Michael Shannon was straight up robbed by the Oscars.
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Re: Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

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Alright come clean, how are you watching all these movies before the rest of us? Are you part of an online critics society and you get into advanced screenings? Do you live in LA or NYC where everything comes out earlier?
It's the most wonderful time of the year*

*dvd screeners aplenty

I actually saw it months ago when it was playing nearby.
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Old 02-15-12, 08:37 AM
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Re: Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

I really enjoyed and appreciated this film. This truly was robbed awards-wise. This should be getting at least all of the praise that most other films are getting (The Artist, The Help,Midnight in Paris) in the Best film, Best Actor, Actress and especially in the Cinematography category (The artist seriously had better cinematography than this) .
I also truly liked the ending. Very powerfully and effectively done. I like it when films have balls to do the kind of ending in this. Some films dont have he balls (Red State comes to mind)
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Old 02-15-12, 09:30 AM
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Re: Take Shelter (2011): Michael Shannon, Dir: Jeff Nichols

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Michael Shannon was straight up robbed by the Oscars.
This. His acting during the community fish fry scene was some of the most convincing I've seen in ages. At least he was nominated at the Indie Spirit Awards (This and The Artist are the two big movies for that ceremony)

This movie played here months ago and we rarely get arthouse flicks.
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