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8.16.2005

tilda swinton, call your agent

What are you DOING in Constantine?!






(Back tomorrow with real content. Maybe.)

7 Comments:

  • At 1:15 AM , Anonymous Ron said...

    "A very brief cameo." -- Oscar the Grouch, answering the same question in The Great Muppet Caper

     
  • At 3:43 AM , Blogger Abigail Nussbaum said...

    From the look of the trailer, practising for her turn in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

    The Narnia trailer is all wrong, by the way. She's the White Witch, she brings perpetual winter. The fire and brimstone don't quite work.

     
  • At 7:40 AM , Blogger Didi said...

    Upgrading the movie, really. I'm of the opinion that Constantine didn't suck. Assuming one can disassociate it completely from Hellblazer, one can enjoy it quite a bit.

    And Swinton is a big part of the reason it didn't suck. She was awesome in it.

     
  • At 10:57 AM , Blogger gwenda said...

    Perhaps it lost something on the small screen, Didi, because I was hoping it would be goodish and was sorely disappointed. I thought Swinton was okay, but not as good as she has been in other stuff. (And better in earlier scenes than in the Big Climax.)

     
  • At 5:59 PM , Blogger Didi said...

    Hoping it would be good was probably the first problem. I went in expecting something along the lines of Underworld, quality-wise. Thus, I was pleasantly surprised.

    I also repeated the sentence "this will have nothing to do with Hellblazer" to myself about a hundred times on the bus to the theatre. That helped.

    And yes, I expect it does lose a lot in the small screen. Which is a shame, because it's a watch-on-dvd film, as far as quality. If I didn't have a free screening ticket, and a newspaper review to write about it, I probably would not have seen it.

    And I also agree that she was better in the earlier scene. And better in other things. She's brilliant.

     
  • At 12:33 PM , Blogger Ted said...

    I had fairly low expectations of Constantine when I went to see it, and thought it was okay. In some ways it's a glossier, bigger-budget version of Gregory Widen's The Prophecy. Swinton was definitely the best thing about the movie.

     
  • At 2:45 PM , Blogger gwenda said...

    Agree on Swinton being a genius and the best thing in the movie.

    Also, agree, Ted, that it was a higher budget version of The Prophecy -- only without that fantastic little diner scene.

     

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