Good and bad movies

“Children of Men” is an amazing movie, great directing and camera work.

But as I write this, Sci-Fi Channel broadcasts this. Terrible acting, terrible directing, terrible dialog, terrible CGI. Possibly one of the worst movies ever created. I am pretty sure it didn’t cost more than $200,000 to produce, but when you think that great movies like El Mariachi were produced for just $7,000, it makes you wonder. Why is Sci-Fi Channel even bothers with these tele-movies?

In other news, our Netflix queue gets bigger and bigger, at around 100 movies right now… We will be busy for a year. I don’t think we will be visiting a cinema any time soon, Netflix and our 55″ TV does the trick for us as it also saves us money and time.

Update: Download this free, just released, sci-fi short movie, created by two twin brothers filmmakers, great job — especially for their budget.

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mikesum32 wrote on June 25th, 2007 at 3:27 AM PST:

It was published a while back that Sci-Fi would make a bunch of cheap, crappy movies and turn away from shows they don’t control, like Farscape.


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Eugenia wrote on June 25th, 2007 at 4:33 AM PST:

I was reading about Primer last night. It was shot for $7000, in 2004, by a mathematician. Great movie, low budget, it made the rounds too when it won in the Sundance festival.


mikesum32 wrote on June 25th, 2007 at 5:50 AM PST:

I enjoyed it, but the ending was a little confusing, I think I’ll have to watch it again.

One of the night scenes was blocky for a short time due to sensor noise, I think.


Sugar wrote on June 28th, 2007 at 5:06 AM PST:

Children of Men, a great movie. I thought I was the only one that liked that hidden gem.

Well, apart from my girl crush for Clive Owen… A terrific movie, at least in my book.


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