Escape to the Movies: In Time

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In Time

The creator of Gattaca is still alive and well.

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I'm off to a press screening of this on Monday. I saw a trailer and was really intrigued but the reviews have been lukewarm at best but this review has me a bit more optimistic. =)

I've never seen Gattaga, although I know I need to.

JT is bringing distopia back.

I admit that my main interest in this movie comes from the casting more than the plot. Besides Timberlake, who's done some of my favorite (current) SNL sketches, We've got the spoiled rich kid from Mad Men and Scarecrow from the Dark Night playing their ideal roles. While I admit Gattaca was a good movie, the atmosphere seemed a little too pretentious and sterile for me.

Now I have to see gattaca first. Good you're done with monster movies.

Lord of War one of my favourite movie

and Simone is good

I was thinking this was going to be a "modern retelling" of Logan's Run. But, it seems like it's a bit deeper than that. I might give it a watch.

Also, it's good to see Hollywood giving some really accomplished TV actors a chance to try and break into the biz.

I admit I wasn't interested when I first saw the trailer (the concept sound silly to me) but this is the same guy who did Gattaca? (I seen it and like it.) Ok I will give this film a chance and check it out if I going to the cinema any time soon.

As I'm in the UK I only heard this existed a few days ago. I thought it seemed like a very interesting concept, so it's gratifying to know that there may also be a good movie attached to it.

yellowhead:
I'm off to a press screening of this on Monday. I saw a trailer and was really intrigued but the reviews have been lukewarm at best but this review has me a bit more optimistic. =)

I've never seen Gattaga, although I know I need to.

Wait. You mean that the most famously 'bought out' mainstream reviewer community in any form of media has bad things to say about a movie that damns corruption? No!

Hm. I was surprised: GATTACA was brilliant, given how well the science actually worked. (My geneticist wife was impressed.) I didn't know that the same guy is directing.

The trailers/marketing really seemed to try to sell this as more of a action film with a trumped-up dystopian premise than a movie with a legit commentary on societal ills.

Definitely will have to check this one out. Probably would've given it a 'pass' without this review. Thanks Bob!

I really hope that the Beaves and Butthead welcome back was sarcasm.... Hoping I like this movie.

I remember Lord of War, damn my friends and I like that film.

Welcome back beavis and butthead indeed!

Lord of war was great, anyone who tries to tell you otherwise is a fool.

Oh and timberlake managed to right the wrongs of nysync with social network, I now appreciate him as a fine actor.

This might as well be that Harlan Ellison short story "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman. Though unlike James Cameron, Nichol doesn't seem like the kind of douchebag who deserves to be chewed out by the gloriously grouchy Ellison

Film looks good, I was put off though because it seems heavy in the blues and oranges, which so many movies seem to be these days. If it is good though, I'll overlook the colour to attract attention.

bladester1:
I really hope that the Beaves and Butthead welcome back was sarcasm.... Hoping I like this movie.

It wasn't sarcasm. Beavis and butthead remains one of the finest animated series america has ever produced, and a lot more intelligent than stupid people (ie those who take the show at face value) make out.

lets face it, Mike judge made a show for mtv that basically satirised its main audience in a way people cheered for without ever really realising they were being made fun of. Genius.

the first time i heard of this film was a week ago and now i find out it is by the same guy that did lord of war i can not wait for it to come out

Well the premise is intriguing and if JT can act better than he can sing it just might be worth watching.

Sounds like it's time for my decennial trip to the movies.

Damn I was really hoping you'd review The Rum Diary this week.

Oh well In Time looks interesting.

I can not respect Justin Timberlake because he can not stay in a genre of films... He is cast as all over and it doesnt fit him well...Seriously he gets cast as some yup who just wants to bang away at Mila Kunis to turn around and be a Hero...pick a genre and we might talk...but he is far better then some of these people in Hollywood now....and thats not say a whole lot

Lord of War was awesome. I was kinda "eh" on this movie, the concept sounded kinda silly and the message isn't something i didn't already get. Also the idea kinda struck a little too close to home for me as live on the very bottom of that 99%. as in, i wouldn't have as much in common with JT as i would that dead guy on the street. But considering it was done by hte same guy as Lord of War, i might try to go see it.

I accepted Timberlake a while back. All the SNL stuff where he kinda proved he doesn't take himself too seriously sat well with me. I begrudgingly admit that I like him. And he was pretty entertaining in Social Network as well, which certainly didn't hurt.

So long as he keeps away from Janet Jackson's sagging mamaries, he and I are cool.

Also this movie looks interesting. If I'd known it was made by the guy who did Gattaca I'd have already been on board. That was a pretty great flick, sounds like this new one is too.

The premise of this movie sounds really stupid to me. Maybe it's because David Firth got there way before Hollywood:

At least it looks like it's got cool cars in it.

Went to look for movie times on rotten tomatoes and couldn't find the movie right away because the critic consensus is 35% (was looking for a red tomato not a green one). Wow, one of the few times Movie Bob doesn't agree with critic consensus.

I think I'll wait for this one to come out on DVD.

movies sound interesting

>.>

could a done with out the 'welcome back' to the 2 dumb asses though, REALLY didn't miss them

I'd personally make it so that the treatment sterilizes someone. They never die of old age, but they can't exactly reproduce either.

I liked Gattaca (depressing ending though)
I loved Lord of War (one of my Top 5 movies I've ever seen)

I should enjoy this, but I'm not sure. Probably cause I spend too much time in the Religion and Politics Section of The Escapist to want to deal with OWS anymore (not that I disagree with them)

How dare you recommend a movie starring Justin Timberlake!

But really, I didn't know Matt Bomer is in this one. I will eventually watch this one. He's all kinds of awesome.

I don't know, after Alpha Dog, I'm not really keen on JT movies, but I'll check this out.

I enjoyed GATTACA quite a lot, even if the religious stuff, while minor, was spread quite heavily. I probably won't get a chance to see In Time in theaters but I'll definitely look for this down the road.

Gee, MovieBob liked a movie that has Amanda Seyfried in it. This isn't supposed to come as a shock anymore, is it?

Also, no mention that it's basically an Alpha Dog reunion? That is disappointing. I mean, it has three (maybe more?) actors from that film in this one, with two of them having much bigger roles. Maybe there's no mention because nobody actually saw Alpha Dog? I dunno, but I would have thought Bob would have included it. Oh well.

As for the film itself, I might get the chance to see it in theaters, which would be nice because it does look fun.

I liked Lord of War; it had a good plot, but it seemed a bit heavy-handed at times.

This movie, in the way that Bob described it, seems just plain Anvillious. It seems to be pretty much conforming to the liberal Hollywood stereotype. I know that it got lucky with the timing of the OWS movement, but I want to see the movement outside of the context of current events. I might give it a rental or if a friend is interested, but from the review, I'm not going out of my way to see it.

Aiddon:
This might as well be that Harlan Ellison short story "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman. Though unlike James Cameron, Nichol doesn't seem like the kind of douchebag who deserves to be chewed out by the gloriously grouchy Ellison

Yeah, I was sort of hoping Movie Bob would comment on this. Ellison actually sued to have the movie stopped, saying In Time jeopardizes an official film adaptation of "Repent Harlequin!"

( link : http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/harlan-ellison-sues-claiming-foxs-235987 )

My personal bias is to favor Harlan. Ideas do get shared around, but when the creator isn't acknowledged or gets marginalized I think it's right to take umbrage. While I quite liked Gattaca and found it clever and unique, would point out that Niccol also is known for The Truman Show, which in my most H of O's got most of its ideas from Dark City. That could just be me, though.

Either way, needs less glowy-arm-bits and more jellybeans.

When I first saw the trailer where it mentioned life-time was the new currency, it reminded me of the premise of the Terry Pratchett novel "Strata" where it's the same thing (though the setting and theme of the novel is completely different). I'm relieved that this film doesn't bastardise this ingenious concept.

CronoT:
I was thinking this was going to be a "modern retelling" of Logan's Run. But, it seems like it's a bit deeper than that. I might give it a watch.

That was EXACTLY what I was thinking. I even made a few snide comments at the TV ads I saw for it. Anyone mind handing me some barbeque sauce to go with this crow?

Dang, Bob, did you seriously make me want to see TWO movies now? For someone like me who generally hates movie theatres and their overpricedness (and frequently doesn't even have time or patience to watch movies on Netflix), that's pretty impressive.

Wait, I hadn't yet gotten around to seeing Gattaca. Crap. That's three. *resigned sigh, slow clap for Bob*

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