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Forum: Movie Talk
11-23-04, 08:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,634
Posted By Mark McLeod

3 Screenings? That's nothing. I've seen...

3 Screenings? That's nothing.

I've seen movies have upwards of 10 screenings here in Vancouver.
Forum: Movie Talk
11-12-04, 01:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,887
Posted By Mark McLeod

In one word. Godawful. My collegue and...

In one word.

Godawful.

My collegue and I consider walking out numerous times but since it was a long trip out to the theatre we stuck it out.

And yeah, no press screening here but the...
Forum: Movie Talk
11-09-04, 07:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,887
Posted By Mark McLeod

Interesting. I haven't heard of the same...

Interesting. I haven't heard of the same happening in Canada. I have a pass for the screening on the desk next to me and despite not being given it by the Odeon Films (Canadian distributor of Focus...
04-17-04, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,380
Posted By Mark McLeod

Yeah I have a couple of these sitting around the...

Yeah I have a couple of these sitting around the office.

Pretty cool
Forum: Movie Talk
04-15-04, 02:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,273
Posted By Mark McLeod

A good screenplay for this type of movie. I...

A good screenplay for this type of movie.

I expected it to be awful and it wasn't. Not saying it's going to win awards it's just better then most movies in this genre.
Forum: Movie Talk
04-15-04, 03:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,273
Posted By Mark McLeod

I liked it. The direction is adequate. It's...

I liked it.

The direction is adequate. It's just a fun movie.. Good screenplay. Nothing original but fun..

I'm going to see it again before it opens.
Forum: Movie Talk
04-15-04, 03:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,328
Posted By Mark McLeod

This is a prequel set in Medevil time.

This is a prequel set in Medevil time.
Forum: Movie Talk
04-09-04, 02:38 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 19,200
Posted By Mark McLeod

My review is now up :) ...

My review is now up :)

http://www.moviecontests.com/reviews/girlnextdoor2.html
Forum: Movie Talk
04-06-04, 03:56 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 19,200
Posted By Mark McLeod

It's not a teen grossout flick.. It's a...

It's not a teen grossout flick..

It's a coming of age story and a good one at that. It's very much Risky Buisness (2004) but with twists and turns.

My review is embargoed untill Friday and...
Forum: Movie Talk
03-26-04, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,893
Posted By Mark McLeod

It's pretty non-mainstream but it's a really...

It's pretty non-mainstream but it's a really interesting piece that some people will love and some people will hate. It is slow but fascinating.

Had a chance to sitdown with some of my critic...
Forum: Movie Talk
03-25-04, 05:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,893
Posted By Mark McLeod

Canada is getting the 178 minute cut. Lions...

Canada is getting the 178 minute cut.

Lions Gate screened it for critics in Vancouver (and I'm assuming Toronto) yesterday.

Excellent film.

Mark
Forum: Movie Talk
02-26-04, 04:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,636
Posted By Mark McLeod

I've heard unofficially that Famous Players...

I've heard unofficially that Famous Players theatres in Canada are going with No Commercials and only the "Two Brothers" trailer.

One report from a friend of mine had them turning off their...
Forum: Movie Talk
02-25-04, 02:33 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,078
Posted By Mark McLeod

My review is up ...

My review is up

http://www.moviecontests.com/reviews/passionofthechrist2.html
Forum: Movie Talk
02-24-04, 07:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,636
Posted By Mark McLeod

There were no trailers prior to the press...

There were no trailers prior to the press screening I attended but that's not unusual. Infact at those screenings trailers are a bit of a rare occurance.

That being said I hope that there's no...
Forum: Movie Talk
02-23-04, 03:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,452
Posted By Mark McLeod

I saw it this morning and it's quite frankly one...

I saw it this morning and it's quite frankly one amazing piece of cinema.

I'm not religious at all but I was moved by the story and the events of the film.

It's graphic and violent and brutal...
Forum: Movie Talk
02-23-04, 03:27 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,078
Posted By Mark McLeod

I just got back from seeing it and it's amazing....

I just got back from seeing it and it's amazing. I'm not religious at all but it's amazing piece of work. All the scenes of brutality taken out on Christ really got to me. I can only imagine how hard...
Forum: Movie Talk
02-21-04, 03:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,452
Posted By Mark McLeod

Scott, Yeah Equinoxe who are handling the...

Scott,

Yeah Equinoxe who are handling the film in Canada are also being very selective in who's being allowed to be invited. Likely due to Icon in the US.

I had to email the PR agency and ask....
Forum: Movie Talk
02-21-04, 02:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,452
Posted By Mark McLeod

I'll be seeing it Monday morning thanks to the...

I'll be seeing it Monday morning thanks to the Canadian distributor of the film who's seen fit to invite me (I'm a critic) to the press screening.

I'm under embargo until Wednesday morning, a fact...
Forum: Movie Talk
02-13-04, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By Mark McLeod

Here are the Canadian theatres. Source :...

Here are the Canadian theatres.

Source : Equinoxe Films (http://www.equinox-film.com/) (Canadian Distributor)
ALBERTA

CALGARY COLISEUM
CROWFOOT CROSSING 12
GLOBE CINEMA
...
Forum: Movie Talk
11-28-03, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By Mark McLeod

A very powerful motion picture and one of my...

A very powerful motion picture and one of my favorites all year. I've seen it twice now and will likely revisit it once or twice more before it ends it's run in Vancouver.

It opens in limited...
Forum: Movie Talk
11-28-03, 02:36 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,834
Posted By Mark McLeod

My review is up at MovieContests.com...

My review is up at MovieContests.com (http://www.moviecontests.com/reviews/badsanta.html)
Forum: Movie Talk
11-21-03, 03:01 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,834
Posted By Mark McLeod

I've seen it. She's not in the final film. ...

I've seen it. She's not in the final film.

That said the movie is extremely funny and I totally recommend checking it out.

And no I'm not a studio shill. Just a critic who happens to see...
Forum: Movie Talk
11-09-03, 09:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,720
Posted By Mark McLeod

My review is up! ...

My review is up!

http://www.moviecontests.com/reviews/loveactually2.html
Forum: Movie Talk
11-03-03, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,411
Posted By Mark McLeod

I saw it this morning and was very disappointed....

I saw it this morning and was very disappointed. The other people I spoke with after the movie didn't like it very much either.

The VFX comment is spot on. A huge chunk of this movie reminded me...
Forum: Movie Talk
11-01-03, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,411
Posted By Mark McLeod

I think the Zero Hour approach is kind of cool. I...

I think the Zero Hour approach is kind of cool. I know I'd be in the line for the first showing regardless of if it's at 6am or midnight. Having said that it appears that Famous Players (the major...
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