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Posted on 2007.05.01 at 13:31
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topaz7 wins everything in the world for this icon. It made my decade, at least.

Also, melpemone, much with the yay, for everything worked (including my DL manager)! All is good. So good, in fact that I wrote a review on IMDB (which hasn't showed up yet). I can't imagine they won't approve it, since the last review was posted three years ago, and most of the reviews on the site suck. *g*

I love Maury Chaykin thiiiiis much, even when he's all psychopathic and evil. I could go on and on and on about how much I loved this film. Loved, as in the same way I loved Silence of the Lambs, but still, OMG, yes.

ETA: My review is up! I think this is the direct link. The ones in the comments aren't, I find. Alas, earwaxI'm so psyched, I feel like a published author. *g*

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Smelly
topaz7 at 2007-01-05 19:15 (UTC) ()
Well, maybe I'll just use this darn icon as my default!

Like I said, I took it from someone (with permission, of course!) but now I can't remember who it was, and I feel terrible about not giving credit where it's due.

What movie? I can't figure it out from your post, unless I google Maury Chaykin and I am far too lazy, er, I mean busy. If it's that good, I must see it too!
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primroseburrows at 2007-01-05 21:37 (UTC) ()
Cold Comfort.

I actually wrote a review, and I've never reviewed on IMDB before. Amazon, yeah, but that was for music, and I'm more geeky about music. *g*

This is a creepy, creepy film, so if you're not into psychological thrillers, you might not want to see it. Creepy Maury Chaykin is brilliant.


Smelly
topaz7 at 2007-01-05 22:50 (UTC) ()
Not Jayne Eastwood LOLOL!! My friend's aunt.

Canada really is kind of a small place.

I will have to watch it. Oh looky there! Paul Gross is in it, too. I didn't know you were a fan. ;o)

bjohan57
bjohan57 at 2007-01-05 19:32 (UTC) ()
I watched CC last night as well on my video. I also liked it very much although by any reasonable standard, I really should not have.

Parts I liked:

- When Stephen was chained up at some point and starts yelling and swearing at Maury Chaykin's character. You could just see how he had suddenly realised that he was going to be left there to die and started panicking. Great piece of acting by babyPaul.

- The chemistry between Stephen and the daughter was spot-on, which made their entire horrible relationship work. I wonder how things turned out in the end, apart from the years in therapy for the both of them.

- That "Hello, I'm off my head" look that Maury gave Stephen during their arm-wrestle, and the reciprocated "Oh crap, I'm dealing with a psycho here!" look that Stephen had on his face, were both great.

- I nearly threw up at that bear-trap part. Yikes. Although I did at first wonder whether Maury was faking the drunken stupor and had taken Stephen out to the woods and shot him. I'm not sure what is worse.

- Was I the only one who thought that Maury was going to rape Stephen at some point? That shoulder massage had me worried there for a while.
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primroseburrows at 2007-01-05 21:30 (UTC) ()
I kind of figured I'd like this because I love psychological thrillers (i.e. Silence of the Lambs). One of my favourite books is Rose madder, and I'm currently reading Lisey's Story, also a (so far) fascinating psychothriller (why, yes, I'm a Stephen King Fan, and damn proud of it. *g*). I wanted so much for Eye of the Beholder to have had enough money to make it as good as it could have been. Same kind of creepy psychothriller, but it went over budget and didn't pull it off exactly right. I still liked it, but it could have been better.

My IMDB review of CC is finally up, here.

You could just see how he had suddenly realised that he was going to be left there to die and started panicking. Great piece of acting by babyPaul.

I looked it up (because I look stuff up obsessively) and found out that this was Paul's first feature film (OMG, teh alliteration!). That particular scene was really well-done by both of them. Very impressive.

I wonder how things turned out in the end, apart from the years in therapy for the both of them.

If I were Stephen there wouldn't be a future relationship, or even an association, because I wouldn't want to be reminded of the whole sorry mess. Although I'd like to think that Stephen would be concerned about how Dolores was doing down the years, since she was a victim, too.

- That "Hello, I'm off my head" look that Maury gave Stephen during their arm-wrestle, and the reciprocated "Oh crap, I'm dealing with a psycho here!" look that Stephen had on his face, were both great.

I think maybe this is why Maury and Paul work together over and again. There's great chemistry between them.

- I nearly threw up at that bear-trap part. Yikes. Although I did at first wonder whether Maury was faking the drunken stupor and had taken Stephen out to the woods and shot him. I'm not sure what is worse.

This part I was spoilt for, because of a dScrossover fic I read, believe it or not.

- Was I the only one who thought that Maury was going to rape Stephen at some point? That shoulder massage had me worried there for a while.

I didn't think of that, mostly because I read in the reviews that the UST was Floyd's toward his daughter. I'm really, really glad that it didn't turn out that way, because rape is one thing I have trouble watching. *shudder* I was amused by myself during the massage part, though, because the first thing I thought about was OMG, that must feel great. I've been really wanting a massage for months. So my brain got the creepiness, but my body was all, 'can I be next?' *hunches sore shoulders*


Now I have Murder Most Likely to watch, but I couldn't do it on the heels of this one. Too much creepy all at once.

bjohan57
bjohan57 at 2007-01-05 21:43 (UTC) ()
I'm not sure who is creepier really: Maury Chaykin or Paul's character in MML. Either way, I wouldn't want to be stuck in a room with either of them for long.

I wasn't sure how the Floyd thing was going to turn out really. The sexual obsession with his daughter was evident but he was throwing some looks at Stephen as well. At one point I thought he was going to force Stephen to have sex with his daughter while Floyd watched or something, but that didn't turn out either. I was yelling at the screen during the hack-saw scene "Come on you bastard, get through the chain, Floys isn't going to tell anyone! argh!".
ex_chose at 2007-01-05 20:11 (UTC) ()
hi, just wanted to say duree recommended you, so i'm adding you. :]
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primroseburrows at 2007-01-05 21:04 (UTC) ()
*waves* Nice to meet you!

I must warn you, I'm random as heck.
ex_chose at 2007-01-06 06:45 (UTC) ()
that's good because i like random! :D
melpemone
melpemone at 2007-01-05 22:03 (UTC) ()
EXCELLENT!! ::flails:: I swear, if it hadn't worked one more time I might have just started throwing things and yelling. And eeeeeeee, isn't it just the best movie? Of all of Paul's movies, Cold Comfort is the one I keep going back to the most. Freaky damn movie. And now you see why I can't watch Maury Chaykin in anything. :-)
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primroseburrows at 2007-01-05 22:22 (UTC) ()
And eeeeeeee, isn't it just the best movie?

Yep, it is. And exactly my kind of movie, too. I love teh creepy.

And now you see why I can't watch Maury Chaykin in anything. :-)

I still love him. He's just so good at what he does. I mean, how much do I LOVE Dexter Lexcannon?

OMG YOU HAVE A PAUL/CANADA OTP ICON. I AM SO JEALOUS.

melpemone
melpemone at 2007-01-05 22:26 (UTC) ()
Oh, he's brilliant, don't get me wrong - he's just so creepy. I caught him in an SG1 episode and sat there going 'ew!' for 43 minutes. *g*

LOL - I made it, so you're free to take it if you want it. :-)
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patchfire at 2007-01-06 19:29 (UTC) ()
When are you going to be around again? Er, around as in 'before midnight' or 'not working.' ;) I have some Questions for you. (Be afraid, be very afraid!)
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primroseburrows at 2007-01-06 21:28 (UTC) ()
I'm working a double shift, so I won't be around until 7:30 a.m., woe. But yay money!
the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2007-01-07 03:40 (UTC) ()
Are ye working agin tomorrow night? That is, Sunday?

(Not, as I tried to type, Sudnay.)
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