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Friday, March 25, 2011

While most critics seem to be panning Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch for not making sense, Marshall Fine says that is you want to see a film that makes sense, "see another film," because Snyder "isn't making that movie." Fine continues in his review, "There is something so unique about Snyder’s vision – right down to the most miniscule bit of background shmutz in any single frame of film – that he has, in the space of his last three films, become the most distinctive visual storyteller since Brian De Palma." The Miami Herald's Rene Rodriguez says "No, Sucker Punch doesn’t make any sense. But none of that matters, because the ride Snyder takes you on is so vividly conceived, so deliriously bizarre and wonderful. The movie provides all the bearings you need in this imaginary world, so that you’re never really confused, even when the action is set inside a dream within a dream, a la Inception." Snyder himself says that he was inspired by One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and Brazil.

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Friday, March 25, 2011 - 5:39 PM CDT

Name: "Harry Georgatos"

There's a handful of director's that have taken over from the movie brats of the '70's that were Brian De Palma, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. The new brigade would have to be Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Zack Snyder. The director's cut of WATCHMEN is just as ambitious if not more ambitious then THE DARK KNIGHT. It is easily probaly the greatest graphic novel to film alongside SIN CITY and THE DARK KNIGHT. WATCHMEN and SUCKER PUNCH are obviously heavily influenced by Terry Gilliam's seminal fim BRAZIL. After Brian De Palma the one director I get excited about is Zack Snyder. Snyder is a genuine film stylist with a visionary imagination. There has yet to be a definitive film made about the myhtology of SUPERMAN. With the collaboration of Christopher Nolan and Snyder we might get that one great SUPERMAN movie that hasn't been made yet.

Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 1:29 PM CDT

Name: "Geoff"
Home Page: http://www.briandepalma.org

Harry, I think you left out Paul Thomas Anderson.

I saw SUCKER PUNCH today and liked it quite a bit. Mostly brilliant. I loved the closing credit sequence with Carla Gugino singing "Love Is The Drug" with Oscar Isaac-- brilliant fun.

Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 9:15 PM CDT

Name: "Harry Georgatos"

I think I've left out a few more directors then Paul Thomas Anderson who is just as much of an equal from any era of filmmaking. I should have also mentioned Bryan Singer even though VALKYRIE was a half successful film. From the '70's I should have also mentioned Francis Ford Coppola.

I'll be watching SUCKER PUNCH this week as it has yet to open in Sydney, Australia. The trailer looks promosing and can easily see influences from one of my ten top films of all time in BRAZIL.

Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 9:45 AM CDT

Name: "a. nonymous"

I'm looking forward to SUCKER PUNCH. Zack Snyder is one of several younger directors who's forthcoming work's I highly anticipate. 300 and WATCHMEN made me a fan, so now SUCKER PUNCH and SUPERMAN:MAN OF STEEL are on my radar. Bryan Singer is another good young director with a similar style to De Palma. JACK THE GIANT KILLER is his next film. Shot in 3D, that is an exciting project. Neveldine/Taylor are a director duo who I've become fans of too lately. GAMER and CRANK 2 are superb, they have a kinetic visual style that is unique. Can't forget P.T Anderson, Wes Anderson, Andrew Dominik. INHERENT VICE, MOON RISE KINGDOM and COGAN'S TRADE in various stages of development respectively.

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