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Henry's Crime
ARYA
2011-04-18 10:41


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hpOrirX-Aw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hpOrirX-Aw

this is a nice clear copy of the trailer. 1080P

LucaM
2011-04-18 18:39


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http://poptimal.com/2011/04/henrys-crime-review-a-chumps-change/

Henry’s real crime, of course, isn’t robbing the bank but instead wasting most of his adult life by embracing a paralytic existence that halted the potential for any emotional growth. Reeves ably portrays a man slowly discovering the ability to be present in his own life, but Caan and particularly Farmiga steal the show as they both fill each frame they’re in with enough presence and thespian instinct to forgive some of the film’s most blatantly convoluted plot devices.

... at least this reviewer got something right...

ARYA
2011-04-18 20:48


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Well Luca, for someone as arrogant and opinionated as Erin Biglow getting that tiny bit from HC might help her to get the bigger picture...eventually. Like maybe after wasting most of her adult life that halts the potential for any emotional growth? Just sayin...
LucaM
2011-04-19 02:50


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http://www.ebertpresents.com/movies/henry-s-crime#ooid=plNjdlMjq2Uc9veWwIH8NyUnBVKtogba

pinch me.
Ebert's show actually gave Henry's Crime thumbs up.
... one can definitely see that Ebert's not in charge of the show anymore ;)

LucaM
2011-04-20 19:26


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http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/movies/general/view.bg?articleid=1331773

“This is a guy who was kind of on this crossroads, this netherworld of his life, who through the course of the story gets activated,” the 46-year-old actor said, “and then activates everyone around him.”
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“The car crash. The fates. The crossroads, when two people meet,” a bearded Reeves said smiling.

inkhuldra
2011-04-21 03:09


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I knew it! I KNEW it!

Remember how I theorized some time ago that James Caan didn't appear to like Keanu all that much? Well, in this interview Keanu says so straight out.

I wonder what it was about Our Man that rubbed Caan the wrong way. Any theories?

http://www.movieweb.com/movie/henrys-crime/exclusive-keanu-reeves-interview

ARYA
2011-04-21 03:20


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I think it's keanu that did not like or trust caan and although he is brilliant at charming anyone & knows how to cooperate to get a movie made,... he wont be spending any more time than necessary with caan. IMHO.
LucaM
2011-04-21 03:29


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I wonder what it was about Our Man that rubbed Caan the wrong way. Any theories?

that he's everything Caan is not? that effin' Keanu Reeves managed to have a constant career, get his pet project made and that he, the great Caan has to do advertising for Reeves' movie while Caan's own movie ( filmed, of ALL possible locations, in Buffalo, NY ) did poorly at the box office and was poorly received by the critics?
that Caan is basically a bully while Reeves is the soft-spoken gentleman?
that at his age and with his career, he had to endure the thought of Reeves being the PRODUCER of the movie?
and so on...

LucaM
2011-04-21 03:34


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another thing : I remember Reeves described Caan once as ' a force of nature'. well, Reeves can be that too ; albeit under a different form. So I guess two forces of nature kind of clashed on that set. Two Alpha males. that couldn't possibly have gone well ;)
ARYA
2011-04-21 03:39


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Thanks Luca for posting that review. You know it means a lot to me to hear someone gets it.
AND I totally agree with you about Caan. Keanu flat out called him a wiseguy and a piece of work although he said he meant it kindly. It was the radio interview where Keanu was a little too overly apologetic, about not having had dinners together, that was revealing. He wants Caan not to go away mad...just to go away.
As always, the people that teach us most about compassion are the ones we find the most difficult.
ARYA
2011-04-21 03:43


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Yeah Luca, the 2 alpha males thing, with 2 totally opposite world views. That's the answer to Inkhuldra's question.
LucaM
2011-04-21 04:09


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ink - another answer to your question. apparently Caan didn't like the editing of the movie much ;)

http://www.movieweb.com/movie/henrys-crime/exclusive-james-caan-interview

I tend to agree with him on one thing, though. there was more to the Max character in the first chapter (more scenes in jail, conversations between him and Henry) that got cut out. pity. in my version of the movie ;) those should have stayed.

inkhuldra
2011-04-21 04:38


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Keanu and James Caan -- two forces of nature. Yeah, I believe that. Caan is a rock, Keanu is water. Water forces its way even through bedrock. ;-)
LucaM
2011-04-21 04:40


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EXACTLY.

thanks ;)

ARYA
2011-04-21 04:43


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Reeves was in on the whole editing process so I am sure what we got is what he wanted us to get.
Apparently, my version with more keanu nudity was disregarded too. fooey.
LucaM
2011-04-21 04:50


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ARYA - I know what we got is what he wanted us to get. But this is one of the ...quite a few moments when I slightly disagree with his artistic choices. This cat got a mind of her own ;)

on the other hand, I'm glad they cut the ending the way they did.

well. one can't have it all. ( even if Henry could ;) )

inkhuldra
2011-04-21 05:09


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I just watched that MovieWeb interview again, but this time with the audio muted. It's truly fascinating to watch Our Man's mannerisms and facial expressions -- especially the intensity of his gaze when he's looking at someone he's having a conversation with. It must be a bit unnerving being the other person and having Keanu's eyes on them with such total attention.
LucaM
2011-04-22 15:52


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http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/articles/2011/04/22/henrys_crime_is_a_bank_heist_thriller_with_a_whimsical_twist/
I somehow like this review. It gets both the flaws and the qualities of the movie.



http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/40735/dumbstruck-and-henrys-crime-reviewed-the-sweet-sad-lives-of/
this one, on the other hand, doesn't get anything :(
inkhuldra
2011-04-22 15:59


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Another review:

Movie Review: The Real Offense in Henry's Crime? Not Letting Keanu Reeves Shine

http://uk.eonline.com/uberblog/movie_reviews/b237714_movie_review_real_offense_in_henrys.html

LucaM
2011-04-22 21:27


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http://artvoice.com/issues/v10n16/film_feature

Reeves, who shepherded this little film through script development and production (see the accompanying article for a history of his involvement with shooting in Buffalo), admits they weren’t out to change the world with it. “I can’t say it’s inspirational, but [hopefully] when you come out of the theater, you have a little lift,” Reeves says. “If there are things that we’re not happy about or things that are frustrating to us, we can try and negotiate that once we leave. Or just go have sex.”
An affable guy, Keanu is, but not exactly the king of quotes.

exactly ;)

on the other hand, he might be a candidate for the king of perfectionism ;)

Keanu was extremely involved. He tried to get into the rhythm of the city. He was interested in the people and the cadence, quizzed me on my accent.

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“So often scouts come in and just go through the motions, but here they brought the whole team in: the director, the cinematographer, a staff of people. We had a people mover to move them around the city. It was probably one of the largest scout crews I’ve encountered, and one of the longest.”

Unlike some films that seem to care nothing about local color (a certain Jim Carrey movie that was set in Buffalo but filmed in, of all places, San Diego comes to mind), Henry’s Crime took pains to get the local color right.

“There are productions that just want to get it done, put it on fast forward and trudge through. Then there are others like this one that want to get the local flavor, get streets names, restaurant names. In one of the scenes there was a sign [in the shot] for a local realtor, and they were more interested in getting clearance for that than in removing it.”


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