godot I'm not the submitter, though I did gush about it on the POEN movies board in April. Its one of a handful of films that make me want to spend money on a Blu-ray player.
Rosebeekee I've never heard of this movie, but I'll watch anything if the costumes are amazing.
StanleyPain Meh..the movie's OK. It has really great visuals and some good ideas, but it's really poorly written, I think. Towards the end it really lost cohesion for me. The story-within-a-story mechanic works best when the real-world is minimized as much as possible. It also doesn't help that the story-within is so fantastic and outlandish that it's far more interesting than the real-world story.
WHO WANTS DESSERT Also, The Cell ripped almost every single visual wholesale from modern art exhibits, and half this movie is cribbed from Baraka.