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Wednesday, December 6

Prestige Projects

The Prestige & The Fountain
A HUGHe Step In The Right Direction
Pres Trailer & Fout Trailer

Good for Hugh Jackman. After outperforming the usual dreck that he stars in (c'mon peoples, the X-Men movies aren't all that great... I mean, can you differentiate between the 3 of them?) it seems as if he's earned the right to pick and choose the directors he wants to work with. And who on earth wouldn't have Christopher Nolan (The Prestige) and Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain) in their top 5? Last summer he crossed Woody Allen off his list as he did admirable work in his subpar (when only compared to Match Point [review]) Scoop [review], which oddly enuff also involved British magicians AND ScarJo. And with his mos excellent work in Nolan and Aronofsky's latest pics, Jackman will continue to get his way. Who doesn't salivate at his teaming-up on Australia with fellow Aussies Nicole Kidman and master Baz Luhrmann, who's been marty mcsorley missed from cinema ever since his beyond brills Moulin Rouge captivated even Andy Capp back in the '01?

In the battle of the '06 magician movies (we won't even bother includin the Woodman's Scoop on this war) The Prestige is leaps and gagged and bounds mo better butter than The Illusionist [review], which was by and far the bestest Paul Giamatti film of the year. I mean, how can anyone compete with Batman & Alfred AND The Great White Duke & Smeagol all in one movie? Hell, this puppy is so darn good that I deem it the most re-watchable outta all the Christopher Nolan joints. Yes, even more so than Memento, which had much more thinking involved, but wasn't nearly as fun as Prestige.

When Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett and yer 70 million $ budget for yer pet film project about the search for eternal life past, present, and future suddenly vanishes like D.B. Cooper, what is one to do? While most would move on, Aronofsky continued on, and not too shabbily, despite losing 30 or so of dem millions, with Hugh Jackman and his super dope fiancee Rachel Weisz. While most people don't know the backstory of The Fountain's black plagued production, and probably won't know or care in generations to come, I believe it should be taken into consideration when viewing it. You have to accept and embrace it for what it is instead of what it could have been. Aronof had to compromise his original vision, but the finished project is not a total loss, even if it is a giant mess. The Fountain is a lot like Spielberg's mammoth undertaking of Kubrick's unrealized A.I.... it's seems incomplete, but the filmmaking is so effin gorgeous that I'd rather it eggzist in some form than not all

Unsatisfied with this?: peep Andy Serkis rock out with Tenacious D

Possible Porno Name: The Pressed Teets & The Fountain of Poo

Apt MPupil3: 'Magic' [d] by The Cars

John Grisham's Jizzum (aka Verdict): Pres, Breast In Show & Fout, despite its flaws, Jeepers Worth A Peepers

until next thyme, the balcony is clothed...