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Good had its official UK premiere on 17 April, 2009; it is widely available on DVD and Blu-ray

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Post by Chari910 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:58 am

Possibly my least favorite movie at Toronto, by contrast, is "Good," which is not. Based on a stage play, it's set in WWII Germany and concerns a weak-willed, mild-mannered academic (Viggo Mortenson) who keeps cutting compromises with the Nazi party until he finds himself wearing a SS uniform at a concentration camp, stunned by the fact that Jews are actually being killed. This is a not unworthy subject -- how we can incrementally lose our souls through daily moral bargaining -- but director Vicente Amorim turns it into hamfisted Holocaust kitsch, complete with single tear running down the star's cheek at the end. Jason Isaacs is quite good as the hero's doomed Jewish friend, but Mortensen fights against his natural gifts (poise, silence, flawed strength) and loses. The funny thing is that I interviewed the actor a few days back during the "Appaloosa" publicity junket, and he urged me to see "Good," convinced of the film's worth and his own performance stretch. I didn't and don't doubt Mortensen's sincerity, but this is not a well-made film. Surprise: Even the most talented actors may not be the best judges of their own movies.



From http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/blog/20 ... y_4_1.html

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Post by kjshd05 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:21 pm

thanx Char, I just read this review myself...they don't seem to think
too much of Viggo, but like Mr Jason

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Post by Goodfan » Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:25 pm

Wireimage posted few pictures of Jason

"Good" Cocktail Party
http://www.wireimage.com/SearchResults. ... d=C&vwmd=e

"Good" Portraits
http://www.wireimage.com/SearchResults. ... d=C&vwmd=e

he is looking Good :D

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Post by kjshd05 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:31 pm

good fan I've posted under another thread, but thanx....

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Post by Chari910 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:43 pm

Variety didn't like it either......grrrrghh

Didn't even mention Jase..

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Post by Gillian » Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:06 pm

Possibly my least favorite movie at Toronto, by contrast, is "Good," which is not.
Umm, ... how can he review a movie that hasn't even been screened yet?

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Post by fruitbat » Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:10 pm

Now Magazine didn't like it.
At all.
:-(

http://www.nowtoronto.com/guides/tiff/2 ... ay_id=1794
Review by NW
You know something? Some of Hitler's SS weren't all bad. Or so this atrocious moral fable would have us believe. It follows the rise of Mortensen's distracted Aryan academic from humble literature professor to sharp-dressed subcommandant – much to the consternation of his one Jewish pal (Isaacs).

If you're feeling particularly charitable, it's possible to see what Mortensen and Amorim were trying to do with C.P. Taylor's 1981 play – though they utterly fail to pull it off. This is an awful mix of stilted dramatics and faux-ironic posturing, capped off with one of the least appropriate tracking shots in recent memory.
MTA: a couple of years ago, Rogers cable channel 10 broadcast press conferences for the films. I remember seeing Gerard Butler, (presented as "Gerald" to the crowd), who was in Beowulf and Grendel and Matthew MacFadyen, who was there for P&P.
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Post by kjshd05 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:15 pm

my thoughts exactly Gillian....

and, what the hell is a "tracking shot?"...from the Now Mag article..

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Post by Sea Lion Woman » Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:20 pm

Damn! That's not good! At all!
Crap! Let's just hope other reviews are better than this ones...*crossing her fingers*

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Post by Helen8 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:47 pm

Well, I hope the Toronto jury gives a more positive review.

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Post by Vig » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:03 am

JAMD.com
...better getty images

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Post by Vig » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:06 am

Vig wrote:JAMD.com
...better getty images
If you dont know how get these images.....there are they :twisted:

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Post by Vig » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:11 am

Just click :twisted:

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Post by Sea Lion Woman » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:01 am

The last picture
*snapping fingers*
FIERCE!...
and the rest are....
*snapping fingers*
SEXY!
nuke.gif nuke.gif

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Post by kjshd05 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:15 am

thank you Vig for posting the links to all the pics from the premiere,
and much more of "Good"....

however, due to copyright laws, we cannot post pics that have
watermarks on them....but as I stated, the link posting is fine...

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