Time Crimes

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Post by jonbly » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:57 am

Nicely done. A good example of how a good movie can be made with little money when the script is set up for it.

And, as usual, no need for a remake. Americans won't understand it anyway...

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Post by kaiju » Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:49 am

The proposed cronenburg version would have been great he would have eaten up this material.But iheard romero might be doing it now.

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Post by AdeBrown » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:37 am

I love the time travel stories.
Since a school prize-giving I have had a collection of tales by Harry Harrison and there's the excellent Alan Moore Time Twisters.

And this simple film works that twisted logic of a man meeting himself so very well. Thanks to a couple of clever moments of misdirection the story works very well, and the two main characters do really well at engaging the viewer in what could have been science-heavy plot.
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Post by Fenriz » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:43 pm

Lots of people I talked to raved about his film, but I thought it was ...mmmmm okay really.

Didn't think it was as clever as it wanted to be really, was hyped up as a mindbender and a headfk, but the storyline of time paradoxs was actually pretty simple and straight forward. Still it worked pretty well though and was quite enjoyable, and had a few funny moments as well....by the time Hector 3 appeared though, I was half expecting to see a field full of Hectors in the next scene!

7/10

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Post by Jekyll » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:11 pm

Quite liked this although did think that some of the plot was rather obvious.

In terms of the whole time travel 'multiple hectors' it tried to be a bit too clever for it's own good I felt.

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Post by odishon » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:02 pm

Nice gentle start to the day and some subtle humour thrown in for good measure.

Kept my interest throughout.

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Post by kimblebee » Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:33 pm

This for me had to be in the top 5 of the weekend, something completely different to what I expected, and cleverly written.. Loved it!

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Post by streetrw » Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:42 pm

It's an enjoyable little film. Not sure that it's a FrightFest film though - it's not any kind of horror movie. Red Dwarf did several episodes of messing around with timelines, and that's a show I'm a big fan of. Anyway, it was fun watching the fairly straightforward plot get revealed in misordered chunks, and I was expecting a final gag with Hector 4 wandering into shot.

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Post by MaxRenn » Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:48 pm

streetrw wrote:It's an enjoyable little film. Not sure that it's a FrightFest film though - it's not any kind of horror movie. Red Dwarf did several episodes of messing around with timelines, and that's a show I'm a big fan of. Anyway, it was fun watching the fairly straightforward plot get revealed in misordered chunks, and I was expecting a final gag with Hector 4 wandering into shot.
I like that FF throws in a few genre curveballs in the programme, god forbid we ended up with 28 slasher films in a row. True Time Crimes was not a horror film, but it definately had horror elements in the mix, Hector 2's pink bandaged face was creepy to me at least.

It will be interesting to see what Romero might do with it, although I'm disappointed Cronenberg whose talent for moulding things to his own particular vision would I'm sure have resulted in a far from straight remake.

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Post by Khouri » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:21 pm

I thought this one was good start to the day and I enjoyed it. I was getting quite tense towards the end wondering whether he was going to change what happened to his wife, so I guess I must have found it quite gripping. I reckon in the remake that they'll cast Kevin Spacey as the lead dude :shock:

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Post by Girl Serial Killer » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:22 pm

I did enjoy this, but I thought it would have been better placed at somewhere like Sci-Fi-London.

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Post by Team Banzai » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:52 pm

helloo - remember we are a horror/sf/fantasy/thriller film festival!!

if you cast your mind back through many years brochures and programming

28 back to back pure horror films would be overpowering and there are numerous non horror titles we have screened over the years - KISS OF THE DRAGON, DONNIE DARKO, INSOMNIA etc etc etc

the reason we named it frightfest is it is a snappy name - i guess fantasy fest would nearer capture the spirit - but it doesn't feel as good a name!

also remember that the sci fi fest have now taken to screening some horror films!

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Post by EvilAsh » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:11 pm

Great film, I cant wait for this one on DVD

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Post by AdeBrown » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:00 pm

Team Banzai wrote:helloo - remember we are a horror/sf/fantasy/thriller film festival!!

if you cast your mind back through many years brochures and programming

28 back to back pure horror films would be overpowering and there are numerous non horror titles we have screened over the years - KISS OF THE DRAGON, DONNIE DARKO, INSOMNIA etc etc etc

the reason we named it frightfest is it is a snappy name - i guess fantasy fest would nearer capture the spirit - but it doesn't feel as good a name!

also remember that the sci fi fest have now taken to screening some horror films!
I think the mix of films is what makes Frightfest so good.
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Post by Girl Serial Killer » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:26 am

Aha, I see. I thought it was just horror/fantasy. I stand corrected :)
Team Banzai wrote:helloo - remember we are a horror/sf/fantasy/thriller film festival!!

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