Screen Junkies » the adjustment bureau http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:16:30 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ Caption Contest Winner! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-adjustment-bureau-caption-contest-winner/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-adjustment-bureau-caption-contest-winner/#comments Mon, 27 Jun 2011 18:50:53 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=218006 And the winner is...

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And the winner is…

David Nowacki!

“Seriously, man, we’ve been planning thi Mad Men cosplay for months. Tell me you at least brought the scotch…”

Thanks to everyone who entered. You guys seem to be big Damon fans.

The Adjustment Bureau is available on DVD and Blu-ray now.

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Screen Junkies DVD Rundown: June 21st http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/dvd/screen-junkies-dvd-rundown-june-21st/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/dvd/screen-junkies-dvd-rundown-june-21st/#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2011 00:49:54 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217264 The Screen Junkies DVD Rundown for June 21st, 2011

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It’s new DVD day, which means it’s time for the Screen Junkies DVD Rundown. This week, we’ve got a lot to choose from, including my own personal favorite, “Rocko’s Modern Life.” Also, there’s “Medium,” a show rivaled only by “Home Improvement” for predictable plot lines. With so many great choices, it’s almost enough to make you forget that we’re all marching slowly toward death. Almost.

At any rate, enjoy this week’s DVD Rundown!

New Releases

Unknown Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Adjustment Bureau Cedar Rapids

 

Television

Rocko’s Modern Life (S:1) The Closer (S:6) Louie (S:1) Medium (S:7)

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Caption Contest: Win A DVD Prize Pack From The Adjustment Bureau! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/caption-contest-win-a-dvd-prize-pack-from-the-adjustment-bureau/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/caption-contest-win-a-dvd-prize-pack-from-the-adjustment-bureau/#comments Tue, 21 Jun 2011 17:52:11 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=216875 Enter now!

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To celebrate the release of The Adjustment Bureau on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, we’re giving away a sweet DVD prize pack that includes The Adjustment Bureau, Good Will Hunting, The Departed, The Bourne Trilogy, and Green Zone. You’ll be so hopped up on Matt Damon you won’t come down for days.

All you have to do is post the funniest caption you can muster in the comments section for the still frame below.

Contest ends Friday at 11:59PM EST. The winner will be announced via Twitter and on the site.

You can enter as many times as you’d like, but make sure your caption delivers the goods. We can’t release this much Matt Damon to just anyone.

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Weekend Box Office Report: More ‘Rango’, Please! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weekend-box-office-report-more-rango-please/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weekend-box-office-report-more-rango-please/#comments Mon, 07 Mar 2011 16:46:43 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=102508 It would have made twice as much if Jon Lovitz had been voicing the lead role.

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Every once in a while a movie that some say is too “weird” or “quirky” to be successful ends up being a hit. More often than not, it seems, these movies star Johnny Depp – and this weekend’s number 1 movie Rango is a prime piece of this sub-genre. And not only did audiences turn out to see Rango to the tune of $38 million (and that’s good old 2D ticket prices), it’s safe to say that they did BECAUSE of how weird it is, rather than despite the weirdness, at least if the word of mouth I heard over the weekend is any indication.

Taking up second place was the weird-in-a-less-commercially-viable way The Adjustment Bureau with $20.9 million, with the modern-teenager adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, Beastly in third with a measly $10 million. You can get more detailed numbers, including just how badly Take Me Home Tonight bombed, at Box Office Mojo.

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Review: The Adjustment Bureau http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-adjustment-bureau/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-adjustment-bureau/#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2011 17:10:24 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=31100 Has some good ideas if it would only dig a little deeper.

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Matt Damon, if you want to make movies where you run around being chased by bad guys, why can’t you call it Jason Bourne? We like Jason Bourne. We trust you and the filmmakers to come up with more good stories for him. It’s not a bad thing.

In The Adjustment Bureau, Damon is not Jason Bourne. He plays David Norris, a senatorial candidate being followed around by guys in hats who monitor his life decisions in notebooks filled with indecipherable graphics. One day, David’s shadow, Harry (Anthony Mackie), forgets to make him spill his coffee and throws the whole plan off. David walks in on a major adjustment, so Richardson (John Slattery) and his crew chase him around.

What really causes problems is that David reunites with Elise (Emily Blunt), a woman he was never supposed to see again. The Bureau will throw minor obstacles in their way to keep them apart, but can’t do anything so major it causes a ripple in the plan.

The story has a real spiritual view, talking about the universe’s plan as if it’s a bureaucracy. It’s only an intro course though. The advanced courses would be Total Recall, Dark City or Gattaca, where characters combat fates predestined by science. (Sorry Matrix, you’re maybe an extra credit, but not an AP class.)

Writer/director George Nolfi has some fun with the dropped calls and traffic delays that can impact David’s life. The film wants us to think about the significance of seemingly minor nuisances in our own lives, the butterfly effect of sliding doors as it were. However, here it’s only in service of a safe and generic romance. Elise is the spunky rom-com girl and it seems like they’re only in love because they’re the stars of the movie.

The adjusters can open doors to make them instant portals to other parts of the city. The visual effect is seamless and subtle, but when Harry warns David to never turn the knob counterclockwise, what do you expect is going to happen? The vague description of the chairman and the files kept on all people leaves it open to interpretation, but the film does want to specify that humanity’s darkest moments, including the Holocaust, were when the adjusters left us to our own devices.

We’re getting closer to a complete movie. The Adjustment Bureau has some good ideas if it would only dig a little deeper. Maybe in another month or so we’ll get the total package.

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The Adjustment Bureau http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-adjustment-bureau/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-adjustment-bureau/#comments Sat, 12 Feb 2011 19:14:59 +0000 Reza F. Director: George NolfiCast: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Christoph Waltz, Anthony MackieSynopsis: On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt)—a woman like none he’s ever known.  But just as he realizes he’s falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. Release Date: September 17, 2010

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Director: George Nolfi

Cast: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Christoph Waltz, Anthony Mackie

Synopsis: On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt)—a woman like none he’s ever known.  But just as he realizes he’s falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart.

Release Date: September 17, 2010

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Movie Poster Round-Up: ‘The Adjustment Bureau’, ‘Just Go With It’, and ‘I Am Number Four’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/movie-poster-round-up-the-adjustment-bureau-just-go-with-it-and-i-am-number-four/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/movie-poster-round-up-the-adjustment-bureau-just-go-with-it-and-i-am-number-four/#comments Tue, 30 Nov 2010 20:25:43 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=9477 Yee-haw, lil' doggies! A herd a posters have hit the Inernetz over the past couple-a days so we brought in Whiplash to round 'em all up fer yas. I think you'lls all agrees that Photoshop does not a good one-sheet make, er somethin'.

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Yee-haw, lil’ doggies! A herd a posters have hit the Inernetz over the past couple-a days so we brought in Whiplash to round ‘em all up fer yas. I think you’lls all agrees that Photoshop does not a good one-sheet make, er somethin’. Let’s get a move on!

Like the trailer for the film, I’m just going with it. Why fight it, really? Awful beach background. A fist bump. None of it matters. If Adam Sandler still makes you laugh, you’ll see this movie. But poor Jennifer Aniston. She used to have so much promise. Why won’t a nice man marry her already and give her a baby? (JoBlo)

Matt Damon and Emily Blunt were running away from a looming green screen until the Universal marketing department decided they wanted them to run away from a giant Terrence Stamp shadow. No wait, two! TWO giant Terrence Stamp shadows! If this movie doesn’t deliver on superfluous Terrence Stamp shadows I’m going to be extremely disappointed. (Collider)

Alex Pettyfer plays an alien, or Ryu from Street Fighter, in this DJ Caruso-directed film. When the whoevers or whatevers come to kill him they’re going to get a big surprise. Blue Gak to the face, or a dose of human emotion from an alien life form that will give them pause. (Collider)

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Matt Damon Goes to Great Lengths For Ballerina Sex in ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matt-damon-goes-to-great-lengths-for-ballerina-sex-in-the-adjustment-bureau-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matt-damon-goes-to-great-lengths-for-ballerina-sex-in-the-adjustment-bureau-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Welcome to your hangover. The Adjustment Bureau is bringing Philip K. Dick back to the big screen, and in more of a Blade Runner way than a Paycheck way. Matt Damon plays an ambitious politician on the brink of winning a U.S. Senate seat when he meets ballet dancer Emily Blunt. Then sh*t gets unreal. Just as he's realizing he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. The motley crew known as The Adjustment Bureau is led by Roger Sterling of "Mad Men," and it's my asumption that when they're not determining people's fates they're aligning spines in their unstuffy chiropractic practice. It's the place right by the Baskin Robbins. Park on Oak though, there are never any spots on Main. Check out the trailer after the jump. The Adjustment Bureau has orchestrated its release for September 17, 2010.

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Welcome to your hangover.

The Adjustment Bureau is bringing Philip K. Dick back to the big screen, and in more of a Blade Runner way than a Paycheck way. Matt Damon plays an ambitious politician on the brink of winning a U.S. Senate seat when he meets ballet dancer Emily Blunt. Then sh*t gets unreal. Just as he’s realizing he’s falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart.

The motley crew known as The Adjustment Bureau is led by Roger Sterling of "Mad Men," and it’s my asumption that when they’re not determining people’s fates they’re aligning spines in their unstuffy chiropractic practice. It’s the place right by the Baskin Robbins. Park on Oak though, there are never any spots on Main.

Check out the trailer after the jump. The Adjustment Bureau has orchestrated its release for September 17, 2010.

 


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