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Old 07-19-17, 11:08 AM   #1
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The Snowman (2017) S: Fassbender, Ferguson, Kilmer, Simmons, Gainsbourg

Caught this trailer on Youtube and it looks great! I had no idea Kilmer was working on anything given his current health.

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Old 07-19-17, 11:54 AM   #2
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re: The Snowman (2017) S: Fassbender, Ferguson, Kilmer, Simmons, Gainsbourg

Looks interesting. Always good to have something in October.
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Old 07-24-17, 12:27 AM   #3
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re: The Snowman (2017) S: Fassbender, Ferguson, Kilmer, Simmons, Gainsbourg

Yeah, saw the trailer and at first I was like "I would not be surprised if this was some Norwegian type of thriller." Checked out the novel and it's by Jo Nesbo a Norwegian author -- most of his stories take place in Scandinavia. Also, it's directed by the cat who directed Let the Right One In and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Day 1 for me.
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Re: The Snowman (2017) S: Fassbender, Ferguson, Kilmer, Simmons, Gainsbourg

Man... Rebecca Ferguson is good looking. Fassbender isn't bad either.
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Re: The Snowman (2017) S: Fassbender, Ferguson, Kilmer, Simmons, Gainsbourg

Yeah, I've liked Rebecca since the white queen.
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Re: The Snowman (2017) S: Fassbender, Ferguson, Kilmer, Simmons, Gainsbourg

Looks good, I'll see it, but I can't get past the name of Fassbender's character. Harry Hole, really? Cringe.
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Re: The Snowman (2017) S: Fassbender, Ferguson, Kilmer, Simmons, Gainsbourg

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Looks good, I'll see it, but I can't get past the name of Fassbender's character. Harry Hole, really? Cringe.
The name doesn't sound as silly with it's Scandinavian pronunciation.
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Harry Hole (pronounced "Harry HOO-LEH") is the main character in a book series (ten novels and counting) by author Jo Nesbo. The first book was released in 1997.
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Re: The Snowman (2017) S: Fassbender, Ferguson, Kilmer, Simmons, Gainsbourg

Yea well since the movie was made for English speaking audiences they should have considered a name change.
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Old 10-13-17, 01:19 AM   #10
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Re: The Snowman (2017) S: Fassbender, Ferguson, Kilmer, Simmons, Gainsbourg

Well, 18% so far on RT (22 reviews). That's a damn shame. Might still catch it if I can find the time.
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Re: The Snowman (2017) S: Fassbender, Ferguson, Kilmer, Simmons, Gainsbourg

Has anyone read the book? It keeps popping up on "Recommended for you" lists for the longest time, but I've never really considered it.

I thought the trailers for this looked promising. The movie kind of came out of nowhere, tbh. Sucks to hear it's not great.

And is Fassbender turning into the new Samuel L Jackson? Is there any role he won't turn down?
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Re: The Snowman (2017) S: Fassbender, Ferguson, Kilmer, Simmons, Gainsbourg

Since this is a newer thread I'll post it here -- Magneto got married to Lara Croft over the weekend.

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Old 10-17-17, 08:42 AM   #13
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Re: The Snowman (2017) S: Fassbender, Ferguson, Kilmer, Simmons, Gainsbourg

Still hovering around 24% through 37 reviews with a consensus of, "A mystery that feels as mashed together and perishable as its title, The Snowman squanders its bestselling source material as well as a top-notch ensemble cast."

I was looking forward to this too, but it looks DOA. A lot of the book fans who got an early screening are on the movie's Facebook page complaining about how it's completely different from the novel and incredibly boring (I haven't read the book so I won't have those expectations going in).
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Re: The Snowman (2017) S: Fassbender, Ferguson, Kilmer, Simmons, Gainsbourg

Damn... I thought the trailer was promising and was looking forward to this. I guess I will pass.
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Swedish director Tomas Alfredson has earned acclaim for efforts like “Let the Right One In” and the Oscar-nominated “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy,” but his new film, “The Snowman,” is better off forgotten. The murder mystery from Universal Pictures opens in theaters Friday and has earned abysmal reviews from critics, with IndieWire slamming its “laughable missteps” in a C- review. The film currently has a 24% on Rotten Tomatoes after 24 reviews, and Alfredson is well aware his film is bombing with critics.

In an interview with NRK, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Alfredson explained why the movie ended up being a misfire: “Our shoot time in Norway was way too short, we didn’t get the whole story with us and when we started cutting we discovered that a lot was missing.”

By Alfredson’s estimates, around 10-15% of the movie’s screenplay was not filmed during production.
“The Snowman” was originally set to be directed by Martin Scorsese, but Alfredson took over and Scorsese stepped into an executive producing role. The film had been in development for awhile by the time Alfredson came on board and production was rushed once he was set as director. “It happened very abruptly,” he said. “Suddenly we got notice that we had the money and could start the shoot in London.”

Alfredson says that because 10-15% of the screenplay was not filmed, it left huge story gaps that needed to be filled in the editing room. “It’s like when you’re making a big jigsaw puzzle and a few pieces are missing so you don’t see the whole picture,” he said.

Production on “The Snowman” took place in London and Norway. The film is an adaptation of the Jo NesbÝ crime thriller of the same name and stars Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, JK Simmons, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Toby Jones, Val Kilmer, and ChloŽ Sevigny. Critics in Norway have been especially critical of the film’s geography, citing numerous location mistakes. One scene featuring Fassbender’s detective driving from Oslo to Rjukan features the wrong road that connects the two locations.

While Alfredson is comfortable admitting the movie suffered from production mistakes, he’s still willing defend its use of geography. “It’s not a documentary about the geography of Norway, I wanted to make a fictive thriller,” he says. “So even if not everything is geographically correct, I don’t give a shit.”

“The Snowman” opens in U.S. theaters October 20.
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Re: The Snowman (2017) S: Fassbender, Ferguson, Kilmer, Simmons, Gainsbourg

that blows. this looked good and i like Fassbender. too bad his last 2 (including this and Assassin's Creed) have been stinkers...
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that blows. this looked good and i like Fassbender. too bad his last 2 (including this and Assassin's Creed) have been stinkers...
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Old 10-20-17, 01:35 AM   #19
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Re: The Snowman (2017) S: Fassbender, Ferguson, Kilmer, Simmons, Gainsbourg

I noticed that Thelma Schoonmaker edited this film.
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Re: The Snowman (2017) S: Fassbender, Ferguson, Kilmer, Simmons, Gainsbourg

Stuckmann gave it a D+. He cited the article about how the director wasn't able to shoot everything. He said it looks great, acting is really good but the story, especially the last part of the movie, is a real mess.

Too bad. Was looking forward to seeing it.
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Re: The Snowman (2017) S: Fassbender, Ferguson, Kilmer, Simmons, Gainsbourg

So they didn't even shoot 15% of the movie but called it done and released it anyway. Nice.
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Re: The Snowman (2017) S: Fassbender, Ferguson, Kilmer, Simmons, Gainsbourg

Val Kilmer's voice was dubbed

Val Kilmer’s Hacked-Up, Redubbed Role in The Snowman Is Incredibly Bizarre
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Re: The Snowman (2017) S: Fassbender, Ferguson, Kilmer, Simmons, Gainsbourg

Well that sucks, Let the Right One In and Tinker Tailor Solider Spy are both excellent films.
I'd still want to check this out, but will wait for streaming.
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Yeah, saw the trailer and at first I was like "I would not be surprised if this was some Norwegian type of thriller." Checked out the novel and it's by Jo Nesbo a Norwegian author -- most of his stories take place in Scandinavia. Also, it's directed by the cat who directed Let the Right One In and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Day 1 for me.

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