Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Oh, It's a Long One

Last year's "The Assassination of Jesse James," "Zodiac," and "There Will Be Blood" clocked in near 160 minutes and still earned massive critical acclaim in an age where movies (Lord of the Rings is the exception that proves the rule) feel like they get shorter and shorter all the time.

"Australia" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" have just released that their runtimes will anchor somewhere between 150-160 minutes.  Anomalies?  Maybe.  Excitement? Definitely.  These are two movies that look anchored by textures and very rich storytelling, and I'm excited that the two creative brains behind them were able to get these lengthy cuts out there.

Bring on the butt-numbing, I'm in the mood for some lengthy, visually stunning narratives in the last two months of the year!

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