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    David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis

    This hasn't gotten the hype it probably should have. The trailer looks diggity dope:



    Rad, right?

    It's got an interesting cast and while the plot is vague ('Follows a multimillionaire on a 24-hour odyssey across Manhattan' - huh?) it's a new Cronenberg movie, so, yeah, excitement seems to me to be the obvious reaction.
    Rock! Shock! Pop!

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    Thanks for the heads up...I wasn't previously aware of this one (still haven't seen Cronenberg's last movie yet). This looks really good based on that short trailer.

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    Yeah, I'm intrigued. It appears to have the potential for weird, more so than his last few (which have all been good).
    Rock! Shock! Pop!

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    With a Cronenberg script. Is that the first one since Spider or have I not been paying close enough attention? Cool trailer. The books synopsis is a touch uninspiring though:

    "Cosmopolis is the story of Eric Packer, a 28 year old multi-billionaire asset manager who makes an odyssey across midtown Manhattan in order to get a haircut. The stretch limo which adorns the cover of the book is richly described as highly technical and very luxurious, filled with television screens and computer monitors, bulletproofed and floored with Carrara marble. It is also cork lined to eliminate (though unsuccessfully, as Packer notes) the intrusion of street noise.

    Like James Joyce's Ulysses, Cosmopolis covers roughly one day of time and includes highly sexed women and the theme of father-son separation. Packer's voyage is obstructed by various traffic jams caused by a presidential visit to the city, a funeral procession for a Sufi rap star and a full-fledged riot. Along the way, the hero has several chance meetings with his wife, seeing her in a taxi, a bookstore, and lying naked in the street, taking part in a movie as an extra. Meanwhile, Packer is stalked by two men, a comical "pastry assassin" and an unstable "credible threat". Through the course of the day, the protagonist loses incredible amounts of money for his clients by betting against the rise of the yen, a loss that parallels his own fall. Packer seems to relish being unburdened by the loss of so much money, even stopping to make sure he loses his wife's fortune as well, to ensure his ruin is inevitable."

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    Long live the new Flesh!

    I'm hype.

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    Neato. Looks like the best thing he's done in a while. Good name for a cocktail, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul h. View Post
    Neato. Looks like the best thing he's done in a while. Good name for a cocktail, too.
    Vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, lime, and feta cheese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Casey View Post
    Vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, lime, and feta cheese.
    ...and bitters, just because I inadvertently bought a case of bitters the other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul h. View Post
    ...and bitters, just because I inadvertently bought a case of bitters the other day.
    A case? haha That's enough bitters for 200 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Casey View Post
    A case? haha That's enough bitters for 200 years.
    I'll be bitter for the rest of my life. I feel we've gotten off topic. Was that a giant pig out in the streets in that preview? A parade? Self mutilation?

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