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Deberg_1990
07-27-2012, 06:34 AM
Or Wachowski Brother and Sister now. Lana Wachowski is now credited. : )


Looks interesting.......




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jiveturkey
07-27-2012, 08:05 AM
That looks bad ass.

Bowser
07-27-2012, 01:10 PM
Wow

BigMeatballDave
07-27-2012, 01:55 PM
Looks good

Brock
07-27-2012, 02:06 PM
wat is this i don't even

Third Eye
07-27-2012, 02:23 PM
Looks good, but I don't know if I trust the Wachovski brothers.

Guru
07-27-2012, 02:35 PM
that movie will have to be at least 3 hours to cover all that.

durtyrute
07-27-2012, 02:43 PM
Looks good, but I don't know if I trust the Wachovski brothers.

I thought I came up with the Matrix, I loved them for it. I found out they stole the idea from some other lady, I loathe them for it.

BigMeatballDave
07-27-2012, 02:57 PM
that movie will have to be at least 3 hours to cover all that.

164 min.

DMAC
07-27-2012, 03:04 PM
I thought I came up with the Matrix, I loved them for it. I found out they stole the idea from some other lady, I loathe them for it.

Some lady?

Silock
07-27-2012, 05:15 PM
Is that Tom Hanks in "Asian face" makeup?

Deberg_1990
07-27-2012, 05:28 PM
Heres a little more explanation behind the movie with the directors.


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ThaVirus
07-27-2012, 09:14 PM
tl;dw

EDIT: Anyone wanna sum it up for me?

BigMeatballDave
07-27-2012, 09:17 PM
tl;dw

EDIT: Anyone wanna sum it up for me?

You'll have to watch it.

oldandslow
07-27-2012, 09:48 PM
tl;dw

EDIT: Anyone wanna sum it up for me?

If it follows the book..it will be six separate stories that take the you from the remote South Pacific in the nineteenth century to a distant, post-apocalyptic future. Eventually, you wind up where you started.

Good book...expect an inceptinish type movie.

ThaVirus
07-27-2012, 10:52 PM
I just can't bring myself to watch it in it's entirety at the moment, even with Halle Berry looking all good and what not.

What's the plot about? Maybe that'll spark some interest.

Silock
07-27-2012, 11:18 PM
Is that Tom Hanks in "Asian face" makeup?

Answer, prrrrrrrease.

TrickyNicky
07-27-2012, 11:29 PM
Tom Hanks
http://cdn.wwtdd.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/tom_hanks_halle_berry_hugh_grant_cloud_atlas_1-450x565.jpg

Hugh Grant
http://cdn.wwtdd.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/tom_hanks_halle_berry_hugh_grant_cloud_atlas_8-450x613.jpg

Miles
07-27-2012, 11:35 PM
I have been meaning to read the book for a while now.

listopencil
07-27-2012, 11:54 PM
tl;dw

EDIT: Anyone wanna sum it up for me?

Reincarnation happens, we are somehow all connected, fate exists. That's what I got from the trailer.

Micjones
07-28-2012, 01:03 AM
Back to the Future + Inception + Source Code?

The God Hypothesis
07-28-2012, 07:32 AM
Most will watch, few will "get it", most will watch again, many will argue over meaning, sequel will explain meaning, sequel will create more questions than answers, 3rd movie will be created to wrap it all up, 3rd movie will be lamblasted for poor quality by fans and critics alike, prequel will be announced.

Im in.

barry_smilez20
07-28-2012, 01:34 PM
looks horrible

Bowser
07-28-2012, 02:47 PM
Most will watch, few will "get it", most will watch again, many will argue over meaning, sequel will explain meaning, sequel will create more questions than answers, 3rd movie will be created to wrap it all up, 3rd movie will be lamblasted for poor quality by fans and critics alike, prequel will be announced.

Im in.This....feels familiar, somehow....

looks horribleGTFO

Guru
07-28-2012, 05:37 PM
This....feels familiar, somehow....

GTFO

I just saw a black cat.

beach tribe
07-29-2012, 12:14 PM
I just can't bring myself to watch it in it's entirety at the moment, even with Halle Berry looking all good and what not.

What's the plot about? Maybe that'll spark some interest.

The novel consists of six nested stories that take the reader from the remote South Pacific in the nineteenth century to a distant, post-apocalyptic future. Each tale is revealed to be a story that is read (or observed) by the main character in the next. All stories but the last are interrupted at some moment, and after the sixth story concludes at the center of the book, the novel "goes back" in time, "closing" each story as the book progresses in terms of pages but regresses in terms of the historical period in which the action takes place. Eventually, readers end where they started, with Adam Ewing in the Pacific Ocean, circa 1850.

patteeu
07-29-2012, 12:39 PM
The novel consists of six nested stories that take the reader from the remote South Pacific in the nineteenth century to a distant, post-apocalyptic future. Each tale is revealed to be a story that is read (or observed) by the main character in the next. All stories but the last are interrupted at some moment, and after the sixth story concludes at the center of the book, the novel "goes back" in time, "closing" each story as the book progresses in terms of pages but regresses in terms of the historical period in which the action takes place. Eventually, readers end where they started, with Adam Ewing in the Pacific Ocean, circa 1850.

Thanks for that excellent description.

Buck
07-29-2012, 01:12 PM
Seems like it might be one giant clusterfuck.

Buck
07-29-2012, 01:16 PM
I'm picking unp the novel, sounds pretty interesting.

Pitt Gorilla
07-29-2012, 01:27 PM
The novel consists of six nested stories that take the reader from the remote South Pacific in the nineteenth century to a distant, post-apocalyptic future. Each tale is revealed to be a story that is read (or observed) by the main character in the next. All stories but the last are interrupted at some moment, and after the sixth story concludes at the center of the book, the novel "goes back" in time, "closing" each story as the book progresses in terms of pages but regresses in terms of the historical period in which the action takes place. Eventually, readers end where they started, with Adam Ewing in the Pacific Ocean, circa 1850.You might want to cite your source.

patteeu
07-29-2012, 01:55 PM
You might want to cite your source.

Who cares?

Pitt Gorilla
07-29-2012, 02:32 PM
Who cares?I would guess the source does. It's not a big deal, but I know we've been warned about lifting things from other cites without posting at least a link.

patteeu
07-29-2012, 03:23 PM
I would guess the source does. It's not a big deal, but I know we've been warned about lifting things from other cites without posting at least a link.

Yeah, this site is a real stickler for copyright protection.

I'm not even sure if Wikipedia holds the copyright. For all I know, beach tribe was the guy who updated the wiki page with that description and they're his own words. Not that I care one way or the other, of course.

La literatura
07-29-2012, 04:42 PM
I'm picking unp the novel, sounds pretty interesting.

I'm interested in knowing how fun it is to read. It sounds interesting, but if it's too confusing, I can't bother.

Pushead2
07-29-2012, 08:18 PM
I'm in....anything with Tom Hanks is worth the shot.

Love that "Outro" by M83 is the song for the trailer.

mnchiefsguy
07-29-2012, 11:59 PM
Film looks very interesting. May have to read the novel as well before the movie hits theatres.

Huffmeister
07-30-2012, 08:56 AM
I would guess the source does. It's not a big deal, but I know we've been warned about lifting things from other cites without posting at least a link.

Yes, not sighting the source cite is very short sited.

Rausch
08-08-2012, 02:02 AM
The novel consists of six nested stories that take the reader from the remote South Pacific in the nineteenth century to a distant, post-apocalyptic future. Each tale is revealed to be a story that is read (or observed) by the main character in the next. All stories but the last are interrupted at some moment, and after the sixth story concludes at the center of the book, the novel "goes back" in time, "closing" each story as the book progresses in terms of pages but regresses in terms of the historical period in which the action takes place. Eventually, readers end where they started, with Adam Ewing in the Pacific Ocean, circa 1850.

:ZZZ:

L.A. Chieffan
08-08-2012, 02:17 AM
Having read the book Im excited to see how it comes out. Very complex and long however so hopefully they do a good job with it.

David.
08-08-2012, 09:44 AM
I'm interested in knowing how fun it is to read. It sounds interesting, but if it's too confusing, I can't bother.

I just finished reading it and I really enjoyed it. Starts a little slow but I was blown away by the end. I really recommend it.
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-King-
10-02-2012, 09:17 AM
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notorious
10-02-2012, 11:30 AM
Well, it looks like I might be taking the wife to our first movie in 6 years.

Braincase
10-02-2012, 11:37 AM
I'm just about through Stephen King's "11-22-63", and I've downloaded the audiobook version of "Cloud Atlas". I'm looking forward to getting through the book prior to the movie coming out at the end of the month.

TrickyNicky
10-02-2012, 04:40 PM
Well, it looks like I might be taking the wife to our first movie in 6 years.

Hmmm, I'll bite.... what was the last movie you took her to see?

notorious
10-03-2012, 08:34 PM
Hmmm, I'll bite.... what was the last movie you took her to see?

Transformers.





........LMAO. I know. It's pathetic. She has DirecTV and Netflix at home, so I don't feel too bad.

Buck
10-17-2012, 03:20 PM
Finally got around to reading this book.

The first chapter almost borders on unreadable, but it starts getting good right near the end of the first chapter and then the chapter ends with a mindfuck.

Was planning on keeping this book at work as my daily reader, but I'm so intrigued now that I'll probably finish it this weekend.

Buehler445
10-18-2012, 07:37 AM
Finally got around to reading this book.

The first chapter almost borders on unreadable, but it starts getting good right near the end of the first chapter and then the chapter ends with a mindfuck.

Was planning on keeping this book at work as my daily reader, but I'm so intrigued now that I'll probably finish it this weekend.

You read books at work?

Buck
10-18-2012, 07:50 AM
You read books at work?

I have a 30 min lunch break and two 15 min breaks.

L.A. Chieffan
10-18-2012, 09:28 AM
The Chapter in Hawaii was the hardest for me with the accent but once I started talking like that IRL it was no problem

Red Brooklyn
10-18-2012, 09:50 PM
Finally got around to reading this book.

The first chapter almost borders on unreadable, but it starts getting good right near the end of the first chapter and then the chapter ends with a mindfuck.

Was planning on keeping this book at work as my daily reader, but I'm so intrigued now that I'll probably finish it this weekend.
I've read the book.

What was the mindfuck at the end of the first chapter? I don't recall anything really grabbing me until the second section.

Ended up LOVING the book, by the way.

Buck
10-18-2012, 10:01 PM
I've read the book.

What was the mindfuck at the end of the first chapter? I don't recall anything really grabbing me until the second section.

Ended up LOVING the book, by the way.

It ends mid-sentence.

CoMoChief
10-19-2012, 03:27 PM
When I think Wachowski Bros. I think about eating shrooms.

Deberg_1990
10-19-2012, 04:06 PM
When I think Wachowski Bros. I think about eating shrooms.

Technically, they are Wachowski siblings now.

JD10367
10-25-2012, 08:38 AM
Just test-ran "Cloud Atlas". Fascinatingly complex yet ultimately simple, like life (which is fitting). Amazing acting by the few involved (as each actor plays many parts of various sexes; wait for the credit roll). A movie to be dissected and savored.

Bowser
10-29-2012, 09:06 AM
Anyone check this out this weekend? They're already throwing the "bust" label on this one....


With a $100 million budget, "Cloud Atlas" was banking on box office success. If this weekend is any indication, it's going to be a slow process making that $100 million back. The movie, which stars Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, made $9.4 million this weekend across 2,008 theaters, bringing it to the number three spot.

It was beat by "Argo," which rose to number one for the first time since its release three weeks ago. The movie brought in $12.4 million for the weekend, for a total of $60.8 million since debut.

Adding insult to injury, the sci-fi adaptation was also beat by "Hotel Transylvania," which made $9.5 million in its fifth week. The movie has now earned $130.4 million which is record-breaking for Sony for animation movies.

Distributed by Warner Bros., "Cloud Atlas" has received mixed reviews. Directors Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tywker oversaw the film's adaptation from David Michell's best-selling book. Mitchell himself reportedly thought the book would be unfilmable because of its broad fantasy aspects.

THR is reporting that Warner Bros. president was quick to point out that "Cloud Atlas" did see success in that it had the highest per screen average of any top 10 movie, with $4,681.

It was a quiet box office weekend across the board as three other movies saw small opening weekends as well. Horror movie "Silent Hill Revelation 3D" had an $8 million weekend, Halloween flick "Fun Size" brought in $4.1 million, and Gerard Butler's surfing drama "Chasing Mavericks" made a disappointing $2.2 million.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/28/cloud-atlas-argo-box-office_n_2035086.html

L.A. Chieffan
10-29-2012, 09:30 AM
I havent seen Argo but I heard its excellent from nearly everybody. Id give CA the benefit of a doubt with the hurricane and everything. Plus with the global release its pretty much guaranteed to surpass what it was made for

Sorter
10-29-2012, 10:42 AM
Just test-ran "Cloud Atlas". Fascinatingly complex yet ultimately simple, like life (which is fitting). Amazing acting by the few involved (as each actor plays many parts of various sexes; wait for the credit roll). A movie to be dissected and savored.

This is what I expected. Can't wait to see it.

Deberg_1990
10-29-2012, 10:48 AM
Anyone check this out this weekend? They're already throwing the "bust" label on this one....




Im fairly certain WB knew it was going to be a hard sell with this movie from the start. The Wachowskis obviosuly have alot of good faith built up with WB in order to be able to spend so much on a non commerical project like this.

DMAC
10-29-2012, 10:48 AM
We were one of only 3 couples in the theater.

And, I was squinting trying to get what was happening quite a few times. I mean, I got the gist of the movie, but ....I don't know. I can't tell you if it was good or not.

Either I tried too hard, or I am just not intelligent enough.

TrickyNicky
10-29-2012, 11:20 AM
We were one of only 3 couples in the theater.

And, I was squinting trying to get what was happening quite a few times. I mean, I got the gist of the movie, but ....I don't know. I can't tell you if it was good or not.

Either I tried too hard, or I am just not intelligent enough.

I wish they had subtitles for about half the movie. The "Big Island" scenes especially.

I really liked it otherwise.

Braincase
10-29-2012, 11:26 AM
I wish they had subtitles for about half the movie. The "Big Island" scenes especially.

I really liked it otherwise.

Yep, got the same thing when I listened to the audiobook. It's all some kind of futuristic Big Isle pidgin. The audiobook helped me a lot, but it was weird, Jack!

DMAC
10-29-2012, 12:36 PM
They talked like Jar-Jar.

mr. tegu
10-29-2012, 01:04 PM
I was really excited to see this movie, but it seems like it just came into the theaters out of nowhere. As opposed to The Hobbit which will have been showing previews in the theaters for almost a year by the time it comes out. Also, October seems like a weird time for a big blockbuster to come out. It seems like they should have waited until Thanksgiving or later to really get the buzz going.

Braincase
10-29-2012, 03:17 PM
They talked like Jar-Jar.

More like the University of Hawaii's Defensive Line.

listopencil
10-29-2012, 06:18 PM
We were one of only 3 couples in the theater.

And, I was squinting trying to get what was happening quite a few times. I mean, I got the gist of the movie, but ....I don't know. I can't tell you if it was good or not.

Either I tried too hard, or I am just not intelligent enough.


Just saw it today. Great movie. This is the kind of movie that I go to the movies for. Very well crafted, very well acted, looks great. Just a very good movie all around. I'm not sure what you wouldn't "get."

Sorter
10-29-2012, 10:28 PM
Just saw it today. Great movie. This is the kind of movie that I go to the movies for. Very well crafted, very well acted, looks great. Just a very good movie all around. I'm not sure what you wouldn't "get."

Yay!!

Detoxing
10-30-2012, 09:38 AM
Looks interesting. Seems like it'd be a better book than a movie.

listopencil
10-30-2012, 10:07 AM
Looks interesting. Seems like it'd be a better book than a movie.

That is always true. You can't make a better movie than the book unless the book is poorly written, or is so short that nothing can really be explored. With that being said there were so many points in the movie that just made me smile and think, or truly laugh, or recoil in horror. The movie explores what it is to be human and what it all might mean. And it's not spoon fed to you. It plays out and you are left to actively soak it in. It's a great merging of fantasy and reality. If you are one of those kinds of (highly annoying) people that constantly turn to the person next to you and ask questions during a movie because you can't follow a plot...this movie is not for you. Don't get me wrong. I don't think it's a question of intelligence. It's more of "What do you want from entertainment?" If you want to switch off your brain and watch bouncing boobies and stuff blowing up, pick a different movie.

DMAC
10-30-2012, 10:23 AM
Just saw it today. Great movie. This is the kind of movie that I go to the movies for. Very well crafted, very well acted, looks great. Just a very good movie all around. I'm not sure what you wouldn't "get."

I'm stupid I guess.

listopencil
10-30-2012, 10:36 AM
I'm stupid I guess.

I don't know, what were the points that you felt were holes in the story or overall theme? We should probably do spoilers if we're going to talk about the movie though.

DMAC
10-30-2012, 10:53 AM
I don't know, what were the points that you felt were holes in the story or overall theme? We should probably do spoilers if we're going to talk about the movie though.

Oh, I don't think there were holes...I mean, there might have been, but I didnt catch them.

Not sure how all the characters fit into the plot or theme of the movie. Each person was in each time period, sometimes good, sometimes bad. What was the point? That everyone is different with different personalities but look similar throughout time and love someone that also looks similar?

listopencil
10-30-2012, 11:12 AM
Oh, I don't think there were holes...I mean, there might have been, but I didnt catch them.

Not sure how all the characters fit into the plot or theme of the movie. Each person was in each time period, sometimes good, sometimes bad. What was the point? That everyone is different with different personalities but look similar throughout time and love someone that also looks similar?

It looked to me like each person was developing. Like take a look at the Tom Hanks and Halle Berry characters.

Hanks was actually pretty damned "evil" early on. Hanks sort of works himself from "evil" to "neutral" to "good", I think the boogeyman in his head after the fall represented the remnants of his psychological problems left over from his spiritual journey throughout all the reincarnations. Imagine if he hadn't been blown up on that plane. Berry and Hanks would have gotten together in the 70's, Hanks would have worked his way to "good" much more quickly because of Berry's influence. And then he would have been able to affect more people throughout his lives in a positive way, thus creating more good in the universe.

To me the theme of the movie is laid out in the speach that the Korean replicant gives. That we are all interconnected. That we affect each other, that when we are "good" to each other we create a better humanity because we help others to be "good." The movie likens "evil" to cannibalism. In the sense that "evil" people destroy "good" people and have to be fought so that everyone has a chance to live.

There is more but I don't want to write paragraph after paragraph here, lol. Maybe the movie speaks to me so clearly because I am an agnostic Buddhist.

listopencil
10-30-2012, 11:21 AM
By the way, I don't actually believe in reincarnation. I do believe that life is generally long enough and rich enough for it to be possible for someone to go through these changes in one lifetime, and that the teachings of Buddha can be applied in an everyday spiritual awakening. You can look at "lives" as a way to express that a person has changed so much that they are no longer the person they were before that change. As if the person were reborn. I don't feel that this is substantially different than the Christian notion of being "born again."

patteeu
10-30-2012, 11:30 AM
By the way, I don't actually believe in reincarnation. I do believe that life is generally long enough and rich enough for it to be possible for someone to go through these changes in one lifetime, and that the teachings of Buddha can be applied in an everyday spiritual awakening. You can look at "lives" as a way to express that a person has changed so much that they are no longer the person they were before that change. As if the person were reborn. I don't feel that this is substantially different than the Christian notion of being "born again."

My wife has been reborn. When we were going out, she liked the music I like and would sit down and watch entire college basketball games with me. Now my music hurts her ears and she'd rather dust than watch a game. And she says she hates to dust.

listopencil
10-30-2012, 11:32 AM
My wife has been reborn. When we were going out, she liked the music I like and would sit down and watch entire college basketball games with me. Now my music hurts her ears and she'd rather dust than watch a game. And she says she hates to dust.

Then perhaps you should contemplate what changes in your relationship have facilitated this rebirth.

patteeu
10-30-2012, 11:41 AM
Then perhaps you should contemplate what changes in your relationship have facilitated this rebirth.

Yeah, perhaps.

DMAC
10-30-2012, 12:46 PM
Yeah, perhaps.

Perhaps it was marriage.

patteeu
10-30-2012, 12:57 PM
Perhaps it was marriage.

LMAO

MahiMike
10-30-2012, 01:55 PM
Movie looks well done. I'd actually spend my annual movie budget (1 ticket) on it.

listopencil
10-30-2012, 02:09 PM
Movie looks well done. I'd actually spend my annual movie budget (1 ticket) on it.

It's not necessarily one of those movies that you have to see in a theater but I don't regret spending the cash.

DMAC
10-30-2012, 02:22 PM
It's not necessarily one of those movies that you have to see in a theater but I don't regret spending the cash.

There were a couple times I really wanted to pause it.

listopencil
10-30-2012, 03:16 PM
There were a couple times I really wanted to pause it.

I'll probably rent it when it comes out. I think it's one of those movies that will bear multiple viewings well.

keg in kc
10-30-2012, 05:27 PM
I just saw it. It was long. Think I'm going to see Argo tomorrow.

L.A. Chieffan
11-01-2012, 10:10 AM
I thought they did an admirable job of staying true to the book albeit with a few changes that were probably left out for time despite the almost three hour length. Again, very complex material to work with so I commend them for trying. Overall I was pleased with the effort. The makeup is really my only complaint, distracting at times.

Funny, but I would think this is a movie that the critics would love and the general public would dismiss but the reviews seem to be the opposite.

mr. tegu
11-02-2012, 11:40 PM
Just saw this movie. It was interesting but it didn't "wow" me like I was kind of hoping it would. It never blew my mind.

siberian khatru
11-05-2012, 03:43 PM
Just saw this movie. It was interesting but it didn't "wow" me like I was kind of hoping it would. It never blew my mind.

I saw it Sunday. I had the same reaction as you. Its reach exceeded its grasp.

I've been reading the book, too. So far it's very good.

Fat Elvis
11-11-2012, 08:55 PM
Just saw this movie. It was interesting but it didn't "wow" me like I was kind of hoping it would. It never blew my mind.

Yeah, that is where I'm at as well. I was hoping that certain parts of the movie (haven't read the book) would be fleshed out a little more. That said, I think it is a movie that probably shows better on the big screen than the small screen--even though rewinding parts of the movie would be beneficial at times. I give it a solid B.

-King-
01-19-2013, 02:36 PM
Sucked.

Guru
05-25-2013, 01:06 AM
Seems like it might be one giant cluster****.

It is. JFC it was boring.

BigChiefTablet
05-25-2013, 04:13 PM
I liked this movie. Didn't know a thing about it going in, so I was trying to figure out what the hell I was watching for an hour or so with so many different characters being introduced so quickly and some of them being played by the same actors. But it all started coming together and I though it was pretty cool.

BigMeatballDave
05-26-2013, 10:57 AM
It is. JFC it was boring.

I watched. I have no clue what it's about.

-King-
05-26-2013, 12:27 PM
I watched. I have no clue what it's about.

I remember when I watched it. Got through like 45 minutes and had no idea wtf was going on so I just started skipping through scenes just to see the futuristic scenes in the movie.

ThatRaceCardGuy
05-27-2013, 11:57 AM
Dumbest movie ever.

|Zach|
05-27-2013, 12:04 PM
Thought it was really good but no great. Enjoyed it overall.