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Title: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on March 16, 2004, 03:20 PM
Sorry if this is already done, tried looking and didn't see a thread already.  Just thought it might be nice to have a thread to discuss movies...what is out, what's coming out, what you want to see, or your favorites of all time.  Whatever you want to talk about that is movie related.  Also, here's a look at what is coming:

Out Now

The Passion of the Christ
Secret Window
Starsky and Hutch
Hidalgo
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London
50 First Dates
Twisted
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (re-released)
Spartan
Miracle
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
Eurotrip

Coming This Week (3/19)

Dawn of the Dead
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Taking Lives

Coming Next Week (3/26)

Jersey Girl
The Ladykillers
Never Die Alone
Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

Opening April 2

Hellboy
Home on the Range
The Prince and Me
Walking Tall

I just listed the Nationwide releases, and I'm sure I'm still missing some...but its a starting point at least.  We haven't been very good at getting the movies we'd like to see lately, and will probably have to wait and see a few on DVD.  We were hoping to catch "The Passion of the Christ", "Hidalgo", "Starsky and Hutch" and I wanted to see "Return of the King" again in theatres.  Also, coming up, we are thinking about going to Jersey Girl and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind...and although I have never read the comic and know little to nothing about the character, I kind of think the movie Hellboy looks cool.  We'll see how many we can make it too, I've always enjoyed the movie experience, and could probably go to one every week if there were enough good ones and we had the time.  Anyways...anything movies...discuss  :P
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on March 16, 2004, 03:51 PM
Im looking forward to Dawn of the Dead. Any scifi/slasher/killer zombie movie is A-OK in my book!

I know little about Hellboy, but being a comic book fan, Ill be sure to catch it sometime. Im also Hyped about Jersey Girl, because well, come on, its Kevin Smith. Whats not to like? (Vulgar comes to mind but shhh..thats neither here nor now.)

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt on March 16, 2004, 07:01 PM
Two thoughts:

1.  Kevin Smith sucks.

2.  Why the f--k didn't they call it "Scooby Two"?

EDIT:

I'll add "in my opinion" to number one.  And also, mosnab, you've got the month wrong on the March releases.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on March 16, 2004, 07:37 PM
Oops, sorry about that....fixed it now.  Thanks for pointing that out :).
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on March 16, 2004, 09:40 PM
I liked Clerks and MallRats, Chasing Amy was good from a geek point of view, I really didn't care for either Dogma or Jay and Silent Bob (especially the latter)...I'll see Jersey Girl, not one of those drag your pregnant wife to go see a movie type of movies but definitely will check it out down the road

The HellBoy trailer looked pretty neat, never read anything about him/her/it, seen the action figures around and like I said, the trailer looked pretty neat

Couple of movies later this year I'll be interested in:  

I know my wife will want to see Troy opening 5/14/04 starring her current hunky hearthrob Legolas and Brad Pitt.  I think Pitt is an awesome actor, I won't complain too much about going

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (6/4/04), generally love the books, like the movies, will see this one, the same tired formula of the first two sort of plays out again, not until Goblet does the story get really different and good...

Terminal, gotta see Tom Hanks, really gotta see Steven Spielberg, no brainer here

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An immigrant (Hanks) from a tiny Eastern European country fleeing war is stuck in a New York City airport terminal when the war causes his nation to cease to exist, nullifying his passport and paperwork. Homeless, he lives in the terminal, befriending the staff and falling in love with a flight attendant (Zeta-Jones).

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (6/25/04)...I was intrigued enough by the trailer at ROTK to want to at least rent this...not having grown up in the 40's (Dale) and 50's (Brent) the homage might be lost, but I thought it looked keen

Spider-Man 2 (7/2/04), I thought the original was great, wasn't expecting much because most fanboy reaction was pretty mixed, I like Toby Maguire though as an actor so that may have something to do with it, I thought he was perfect as Peter Parker

King Arthur (7/7/04) This era has been on my list of things I wanted to see in the movies for a long time, the craptacular Richard Gere First Knight did little to quench that thirst, sort of a Braveheart with armor sort of thing.  Don't really know much about this only that Kiera Knightly is in it...va va va voom!

Anchorman (7/7/04) Will Ferrell...'nuff said (for me at least)

The Village (7/30/04) M. Night Shyamalan...again 'nuff said

That's all for now
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on March 17, 2004, 01:00 AM
I'm looking forward to Eternal Sunshine, Jersey Girl, Spider-Man 2, Troy, and King Arthur.

I went to see Hildalgo this past weekend, and loved it. Viggo has a funny Western accent, but he's a good surly cowboy.

The Passion of the Christ I probably won't see until the DVD. No desire to see it anymore.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 17, 2004, 09:12 AM
Well looking ahead, these movies are on my to see list:

Dawn of the Dead, worth a shot, Troy, looks way to cool & the shot with those thousand ships  :o   Shrek 2, good for a laugh, The Day After Tomorrow, effects looks awesome, Spider-Man 2, I like Spidy, Thunderbirds, I'm a Gerry Anderson fan, Alien vs. Predator, we shall see.

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow,  reminds me of...

(http://www.feoamante.com/Movies/R/rocketeer.jpg)

Nothing wrong with the 30's, 40's or 50's look!  :P
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Mainland05 on March 17, 2004, 10:58 AM
I am really looking forward to:

Jersey Girl - Liv Tyler is in it, longer then J-Ho! You gotta see that!  Plus, it does look like a great film, Kevin Smith isn't doing something so stupid now!

Passion of the Christ -  Saw it, Loved it, enough said!

Dawn of the Dead -  I am sooooo! excited to see this movie, these zombie's eating brains films, scare the s*** out of me!  Has anyone seen the original?

Not to thriled about Hellboy, or Harry Potter!

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Angry Ewok on March 17, 2004, 12:34 PM
I'm going to be seeing Passion in a week or so.

I plan on seeing Dawn of the Dead as well as Hellboy, too. Hellboy looks rather interesting - Dawn of the Dead just looks like a good ol' Zombie movie.

Where the hell is Kill Bill 2?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Mainland05 on March 17, 2004, 02:02 PM
Oh Yea!

I though it was going to released in February?.

I just read Greg's Previews over at Yahoo! Movies.

And it scheduled for an April 16th release?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Mikey D on March 17, 2004, 03:16 PM
The few things I know about Hellboy I got from his couple of guest shots in Savage Dragon.  The movie looks pretty cool, definitely a matinee showing.

I like Kevin Smith and Affleck doesn't bother me in the slightest (I seem to be in the minority here), so I'm interested in seeing what KS does without the dick and fart jokes.  Probably not a theater experience, but definitely a rental.

Spiderman 2:  Can't wait.  Spidey is my favorite comic character and I loved the first flick.  I thought it had perfect casting from Tobey and Willem to Kirsten and the dude who played JJ Jameson.  It looks like it continues with Molina as Doc Ock.

Nothing else really jumps out at me as a must see.  If I get some time, which may not be much with the new house, I might see some others.  

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on March 17, 2004, 04:31 PM
Further out, some of the others mentioned above that I am really looking forward to as well.  First among those is Spiderman 2.  I never actually got a chance to see the first one in the theatres (one of very few, I know), although we own the DVD now.  Spidey 2 is even more exciting to me because Doc Ock was always my favorite Spidey villain.  We'll be sure to catch that one.  I'm also interested in seeing Anchorman, because of Will Ferrell, and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow looked somewhat interesting as well.  We haven't ever actually seen any of the Harry Potter movies at all, so I guess I don't know that much about them.  I've always been curious to rent one to see what they were like.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Mikey D on March 17, 2004, 09:22 PM
Ah yes, Harry Potter.  Forgot about that one.  PoA is probably my favorite of the books, so I'll definitely be seeing that one in the theaters.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on March 18, 2004, 12:24 PM
Spielberg to Direct Cruise in WAR OF THE WORLDS (http://www.spielbergfilms.com/)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 18, 2004, 02:14 PM
All they can do is remake movies because of CGI. What, running out of ideas!  ::)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Mainland05 on March 18, 2004, 02:18 PM
Well I have a great movie, that can be made.  If you want to know more about it PM me, or E-Mail me.  It will make a great film. :o
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on March 20, 2004, 11:15 AM
Get up, come on, get down with the sickness, you mother get up! come on! get down with the sickness.

Poor Andy.

Me and P'Dubbs saw this last night, and its fantastic IMO. It really showed how some people are when reality is thrown in front of them. Like the music in the mall. And how despite the horrors happening in the mall, the music is playing " Dont worry, be happy! ". That was just hillarious in my oppinion.

The effects were great, and you can tell for the mass number of Undead zombies they made, they took some good time to make quality dead.

Zombie baby jokes are in order.

It was really good.


Kevin


PS. Did you see the like...1 second of the Paris Hilton tape durring the credits? 3 or 4 of us spotted it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Vator on March 20, 2004, 11:31 AM
 I can't wait for The Day After Tommorow to open, combine the directors of ID4 and a movie about weather, and they just sold multiple tickets to me.  :D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on May 24, 2004, 03:36 PM
Well, although it is still May, the past few weeks has brought the "Summer Movie Season" upon us.  Of what you have seen over the past few weeks, what have you liked...what do you still want to see, and what are you looking forward to seeing the most this summer?  We caught Shrek 2 yesterday, and really enjoyed it.  I'd recommend it, although we really liked the first one as well.  If you didn't like the first one, you probably wouldn't like this one either.  We have been talking about going to Troy, as well as Van Helsing (although not as much now), but not sure if we will make it to those.  Other upcoming movies:

Opening This Week
The Day After Tomorrow
Raising Helen
Soul Plane

June 4, 2004
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

June 11, 2004
Chronicles of Riddick
Garfield
The Stepford Wives

June 16, 2004
Around the World in 80 Days

June 18, 2004
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
The Terminal

June 23, 2004
The Door in the Floor
White Chicks

June 30, 2004
Spider-man 2

That should take us through June, as far as "major" releases.  Of those coming up, between the wife and myself, we have talked about seeing Harry Potter (definitely), Garfield, Dodgeball, and most definitely Spider-man 2.  A couple of others look interesting, but will likely wait until rentals (might do that for Garfield and Dodgeball as well, we'll see).
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Dengar on May 30, 2004, 12:45 AM
I think you guys should start a section for movies and music, cause I see that you have alot of posts about these topics in this section.  This is just my 2 cents though.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediMAC on May 30, 2004, 01:09 AM
It's something we've considered Dengar, and it's a good idea, but we've decided not to at this point in time.  Still pondering a Sports Forum though!   8)  BTW, I'm merging your thread with Brian's "official movie thread"...   ;)

Generally, we'll discuss some of the less popular movies in this thread, but some of the bigger blockbusters warrant their own threads due to the large amount of discussion that is involved with them.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SPIDERLEGS on May 31, 2004, 01:03 PM
Yesterday, we had a movie marathon day and watched 21 Grams, Seabiscuit and Bubba Hotep.

They were all really good movies.

21 Grams blew me away. Every member of the cast should have won an Oscar. The saddest movie I have ever seen.

Seabiscuit was good, if a little too long.

Bubba Hotep was pretty funny and had some great one-liners.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Angry Ewok on June 1, 2004, 10:03 AM
Bah, I came here to discuss BAD MOVIES, not just movies in general. Matt you are one big merging machine.  >:(

But since we're now discussing all movies... Who else is actually considering seeing The Riddick Chronicles? The movie seems retarted, and Vinny is tired and over-rated as an actor in my book... but I bought into his character way back in the Pitch Black days. I kinda hoped they'd expand on him in a comic or something... now I've got a movie. Okay.

Soon I will get Crow (Brandon Lee), since I've been told about a billion times I need to see it.

Anyone own any Starship Troopers : Roughnecks DVDs and want to sell them?


Edit - I'm a dumbass who can't read. *runs to the BAD MOVIE thread*
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on June 12, 2004, 03:57 AM
But since we're now discussing all movies... Who else is actually considering seeing The Riddick Chronicles? The movie seems retarted, and Vinny is tired and over-rated as an actor in my book... but I bought into his character way back in the Pitch Black days. I kinda hoped they'd expand on him in a comic or something... now I've got a movie. Okay.

Oh my GOD. I just saw this pile of steaming wretchedness tonight. Retarded would be giving the movie too much credit.

This was so childish and amateurish that it appears to have been written by a committee of 11 year old sci-fi fanboys. For example, imagine the after-school club of Vin disciples dreaming up this scenario while watching their XXX DVD for the 20th time:

“OK, so Riddick steals this space ship from this bounty hunter, after he totally kicks the bounty hunters ass, and he flies it to the planet…”

“Dude, it needs a cool name, the planet, something all high-tech sounding. I got it… Helion. It’s like Helium. That’s a science thing.”

“Yeah, that’s wicked! He takes the ship to Helion, and these like flying space cops tell him he has to land the ship, and he’s like, ‘No!’ so he takes his spaceship and crashes it into the space flying cop guy, and says ‘Land THIS!’ and the dude totally wrecks and explodes!

“Oh that’s so awesome, cuz Riddick is a complete badass!”

I’m not joking; this is an actual sequence from the film, without embellishment. This sort of pointless drivel continues for 2 hours. Throw in some truly laughable performances, overdone production design, silly costumes, haphazard action sequences, sloppy editing, and a meandering plot and you’ve got what I think is the biggest sci-fi disaster since Battlefield Earth.

I, however, may be in the minority on this one. People applauded at the end of this turd. It must have been the Vin fanclub.  
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediMAC on June 14, 2004, 02:05 AM
Bah, I came here to discuss BAD MOVIES, not just movies in general. Matt you are one big merging machine.  >:(

...

Edit - I'm a dumbass who can't read. *runs to the BAD MOVIE thread*

Dumbass indeed!   >:(  But don't worry 'bout editing out your original comment there Brad.   :-*  But you're right - I AM a merging machine!  (just not in this case doof)   ;)

As for the Chronicles of Riddick bashing here, I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that Cory liked it, and his good pal Depmode actually LOVED it:

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Simply amazing. Best movie experience since Return Of The King. This is my kinda sci-fi. Give me more, please.

Go figure...   :P
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Angry Ewok on June 14, 2004, 03:19 AM
I saw 'Saved' last night. Good movie. Thumbs up.

Go to hell.  >:(
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on June 14, 2004, 05:41 PM

As for the Chronicles of Riddick bashing here, I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that Cory liked it, and his good pal Depmode actually LOVED it:

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Simply amazing. Best movie experience since Return Of The King. This is my kinda sci-fi. Give me more, please.

More like that, huh? Maybe I can send him a copy of Battlefield Earth. Or Highlander 2. Or Phantom Menace... oops, did I say that?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jadesfire on June 17, 2004, 07:29 AM
I went and saw "Garfield" yesterday after work...not a bad little film after all.  I think they should have used some different promo clips because it was a cute storyline (if you ever followed any Garflield cartoon specials, all his good one liners were in the movie and basically most of the plots).
The animation of Garfield was fantastic.  If you own a large cat, you appreciate the humor.  Casting for Jon and Doc was dead on and the only complaint is Nermal should have been the gray cat and Arlene the other one.  Odie as a real dog was better than I thought he would be...actually able to do the dumb stuff Odie does in the comic strips.  

If you are looking to watch some mindless fluff (this isn't ROTK mind you) or entertain your kids/nieces/nephews, this is it.  The kids in the theatre all laughed at the funny parts and "awed" at the sugar-sweet scenes.  
Like I said, not near as bad as I thought it would be...my score = B+.




Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on June 17, 2004, 05:08 PM
As for the Chronicles of Riddick bashing here, I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that Cory liked it, and his good pal Depmode actually LOVED it:

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Simply amazing. Best movie experience since Return Of The King. This is my kinda sci-fi. Give me more, please.

Go figure...   :P

Not surprised. Where does he post these days?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Vator on June 17, 2004, 06:47 PM
So has anyone seen the movie 'Lucky'? It's pretty sick and dark, which is a good thing in the context of this film. I would recommend it to the 17+ folks here, as it's violent and has some nudity involved.
More or less it's about a struggling cartoonist who's sexualy repressed dreams become more and more violent, until he acts on them becoming a serial rapist.
However, befour that his inner persona manifests it's self in his dog Lucky, who abuses him and controls him. I won't give anymore away than that.
Very interesting and sad(ish) it get's an A from me.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on June 18, 2004, 12:43 PM
JangoFettish is now Cinemaddiction at RS

Two movies opening this weekend that I hope to see eventually...

The Terminal Spielberg/Hanks flick, must see (again eventually)

Dodgeball...I thought this looked like crap but both local papers gave it pretty good reviews and say its actually pretty funny.  Not one I'll go see at the theater but one I will rent or wait for cable
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on June 19, 2004, 09:19 PM
I keep reading reviews of Terminal and they're all over the place. RT has it at 67% fresh. I guess I'll have to go see it during the week and see for myself. It seems like most of the negative reviews are bashing it because it never comes out of light and happy territory. It must suck to be Speilberg and not be able to make a light movie without people now jumping down your throat with criticism that it doesn't carry the weight of Schindler's List and SPR.

I'm a knuckhead and desperately want to see Dodgeball. Again, after the weekend, at a theater away from the annoying kiddies. (No offense to those with spawns of their own).

I hate summertime and want all schools to be year-round.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on June 20, 2004, 10:52 PM
Who's head will roll for this one...There was a rumored $110 Million budget for this and made a putrid $10 million its opening weekend...yeowch


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The weekend's other new wide release, Jackie Chan and Steve Coogan's "Around the World in 80 Days," came in at No. 9 with $6.8 million for the weekend and $9.6 million since opening Wednesday.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on June 21, 2004, 03:18 PM
Well at least for once movie goers showed some taste and stayed away from that thing. It looked mighty poopy.

On a personal note of glee, Riddick is on a fast and furious (hahaheehee) plummet out of the top ten:

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7. THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK $8,271,000 $41,354,000
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt on June 21, 2004, 10:20 PM
On a personal note of glee, Riddick is on a fast and furious (hahaheehee) plummet out of the top ten:

Oh, that's a terrible thing to say.

(Report post to moderator)

Chronicles of Riddick--to me--is the greatest motion picture experience since probably Casablanca, or Drop Dead Fred.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on June 25, 2004, 11:09 AM
Saw on CNN that Speed Racer may be coming to the Big Screen

There are two movies right now that I'm really excited in seeing how they turn out...The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe and A Confederacy of Dunces which last I heard had Will Farrell and Drew Barrymore in it but was having some problems in production.  

I'm also looking forward to War of the Worlds
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darthshader on July 1, 2004, 02:50 PM
The Official Site for Blade 3 has a great preview:
http://www.bladetrinity.com/
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on July 7, 2004, 02:11 PM
With the often high prices of going to the theatre to catch a movie, how often do you go multiple times to the same film?  I always enjoy the theatre experience, and if it wasn't for the cost, I would probably "repeat view" more often.  For me, I think the only movies I have gone to more than once would be Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and I'd like to go see Spidey 2 once or twice more yet.  Do any of you go to the theatre more than once, or do you go...and wait out the DVD/VHS offering?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on July 7, 2004, 02:20 PM
My guilty pleasure this summer is going to be Alien Vs Predator.

I really want to catch Napoleon Dynamite sometime in the next couple weeks. Anyone seen it yet? And I can't wait to see Spiderman2.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on July 7, 2004, 02:26 PM
I'd like to see Napoleon Dynamite as well, I hope that it plays around here.  It looks like it could be pretty funny.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on July 7, 2004, 02:28 PM
The only movies I have seen more than once at a theater in the last 5 years has been Episodes I and II and all three LOTR movies which I saw twice each

I caught Episode I a bunch of times at the cheap theater near my old apartment during the time my wife was going to grad school.  

Otherwise I usually only go once...and with two little guys we have to really want to go see something to go even that one time
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jeff on July 7, 2004, 02:30 PM
Do any of you go to the theatre more than once, or do you go...and wait out the DVD/VHS offering?

Ususally, we go and then buy the DVD if we liked the movie.

Multiple veiwings are a rare occurance these days, usually reserved for SW, LOTR, and the occasional re-release (Superman 1 played a local theater a while back).

And, when regular movies are multiple viewed (such as Sipedy 2 might be), it's usually at a second-run theater (ie the "cheap" movie theater) where the tickets are around $1-2 to see the picture.  No stadium seating or free refills, but cheap movies are always cool...

Jeff
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediMAC on July 7, 2004, 02:42 PM
The only movies I have seen more than once at a theater in the last 5 years has been Episodes I and II and all three LOTR movies which I saw twice each

Ditto.

Ususally, we go and then buy the DVD if we liked the movie.

Multiple veiwings are a rare occurance these days, usually reserved for SW, LOTR...

..and ditto.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on July 8, 2004, 11:01 AM
Get Steve Guttenberg on the phone (http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Movies/07/08/film.policeacademy.reut/index.html)

Police Academy 8 huh...wowza, from the producers of The Chronicles of Riddick and Catwoman, the story that needed to be told again and again is back.  Sound Effects Guy, Bobcat, The Lady Who Talks Softly and Steve Guttenberg, Its comic gold!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 8, 2004, 11:32 AM
I like the quick vote CNN has:

QUICKVOTE

Would you go see a new 'Police Academy'?
Yes, those films are funny  
Maybe  
I'd sooner lick the floor of a movie theater after a kiddie matinee

Results thus far:

Would you go see a new 'Police Academy'?  
 
Yes, those films are funny: 36%  1654 votes  
 
Maybe: 23%  1071 votes  
 
I'd sooner lick the floor of a movie theater after a kiddie matinee: 40%  1854 votes  

Floor licking is very popular!  :D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory on July 8, 2004, 07:04 PM
Do any of you go to the theatre more than once, or do you go...and wait out the DVD/VHS offering?

So far, since 1/2/04, I saw both "Dawn of the Dead" and "Spider Man 2" twice each. I've seen a total of 23 movies, on 25 trips, 23/25 being "King Arthur", 24/26 being "Anchorman", and 25/27 will be "The Manchurian Candidate".

I've got it down to a science.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Morgbug on July 9, 2004, 12:06 PM
This probably belongs in the pet peeves thread, but I'll put it here instead simply because it involves a recently released movie.

Went to see King Arthur the other night.  The previews looked promising and I knew full well it was a departure from the classic tale.  No problem, I can live with that.  

I typically go to the smaller multiplex that is the same driving time, but in the opposite direction, than the big Cinema City theathers because the lineups are smaller and the theater is less crowded.  Not that I hate crowds, just prefer the lower risk of idiots in the theater.  

I arrived plenty early, 15 minutes prior to start time.  The only problem is that rather than having two cash registers going (no interac booths at this older theater complex) they had one.  Plus it was raining and everyone was out to a movie.  Six theaters and the following were showing: Spiderman2 (2 theaters), Harry Potter, Shrek2, King Arthur and Two Brothers.  All newish movies and all popular so the lineup was huge.  15 minutes later I pay and off I go.  

Into another lineup.  Are you the kind of person that always picks the wrong line to get in?  I am.  Clearly, I am.  I ended up getting in the popcorn line with the trainee working.  She wasn't filling popcorn bags completely full (as one guy in line said 'if you're charging me $5 for that, you better believe I want it so full it's spilling on the floor) and was generally slow.  I can live with that, but it was painful watching 4-5 people go cruising by me in the next line :(  Worse, immediately in front of me was a mother and three boys, 10-13 years old.  They were goofing around and being obnoxious, something I can live with.  The first time one was shoved into me, no big, they're kids after all.  The second time was a little more annoying.  The third time I asked if they could stop stepping on my feet.  The mother then turns around and says they're just kids, leave them alone >:(  Gee, I wonder if they are problem kids at school too ::)  Wouldn't be a lack of discipline at home by any chance?  Anyhoo, dipstick parent aside, I get my food and off to the theater.  

Thank goodness for previews and commercials, cuz I missed most of them but didn't miss any of the movie.  My buddy and I plop ourselves down in the last row happy to have made it on time.  

As soon as the words King Arthur appear on the screen, not two rows in front of me some buffoon pulls out his Walmart bag (the crinkly type) with the candy he bought there, rather than paying the outrageous theater prices.  Stay calm, I think, he'll get it out and be done with the Walmart bag.  Wrong.  Dead wrong.  For pretty much the entire movie this bozo and his date/GF/wife/concubine sat there going into the bag at quasi-regular intervals.  But wait, it gets better.  It wasn't something relatively benign in that bag like jelly beans.  It wasn't something mildy annoying like a big ole bag of licorice.  Nope, it was a bag of individually wrapped hard candies.  Yessirree, they sat there through the entire movie untwisting these little evil creations.  I'm sitting in a freaking movie thinking gee, I wish Virex was here so we could both be charged with assault, cuz I don't want to go down alone >:(  Naturally they were both the types that like to fold and smooth the wrappers too.  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh.  

But it gets better yet.  On the other side of the theater, there was a group of 6-8 twenty somethings that thought they were at home in the living room of their parents house (I know this, cuz anyone with that little respect for others most likely doesn't have a job or the maturity to live on their own >:().  They talked, not a word of a lie, from start to absolute finish.  You could barely hear them during the battle scenes, but the giggling during the quiet moments was obscene.  A few people told them to shut up, to no avail. >:(

That should cover it right?  Wrong.  There was also a guy that talked on his cell phone for what must have been 40 minutes.  He was quiet enough, but you could still hear him and he had this really nice phone with brightly glowing orange numbers.  My advice to him, dump her, she ain't worth it if she won't let you watch a movie in peace.  

Almost finally (almost, we're not done yet) about half way through a woman came in with her 4 year old daughter (a guess at age, but she looked about the same age as my daughter) and sat down, yup, you guessed it, right beside me.  Presumably they had been at Shrek2 and this woman was looking for a little bonus.  Now, someone else's kid is none of my business, but this is hardly the movie for a 4 year old.  Hacking, slashing and yelling weren't terribly conducive to the kid's attention span and I don't blame her one bit.  I actually told the woman that since I had paid to see the movie, I'd actually like to hear it too.  IOW, get the **** out please.  And she left, right after her cell phone rang.  I tell ya, I was about this close to smacking her.  

Last thing: I've never seen a more incontinent crowd at a movie in my life.  There were people moving in and out of the theater nearly perpetually.  Sitting right at the back, I was graced with a constant stream of bright, lobby light for the better part of the movie, something I found strangely annoying.  

It was just the most surreal and annoying movie going experience ever.  

Oh.  How was the movie?  Well, for what I can recall, it was ok.  It definitely wasn't classic King Arthur and the round table, but if you want details, ask someone else cuz I didn't really get much of a chance to see and enjoy the movie.  I wonder if tranquilizer gones are sufficiently small and quiet to bring into a theater.  Hmm. :-\
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jjks on July 11, 2004, 01:56 AM
Anyone else go see Anchorman yet? I just got back from seeing it and it absolutely exceeded my already high expectations. There are soooo many hilarious scenes, one-liners, and cameos that I think I'm gonna go see it again just to take them all in!

Will Ferrell was flat out fantastic, but I think Steve Carrell really stole the movie. I love lamp!

Jack Black has a great cameo that had me crying, but might offend PETA supporters!

This is how I roll!!!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jokabofe on July 11, 2004, 03:23 AM
to summarize his post:


Oh.  How was the movie?  Well, for what I can recall, it was ok.  It definitely wasn't classic King Arthur and the round table, but if you want details, ask someone else cuz I didn't really get much of a chance to see and enjoy the movie.  I wonder if tranquilizer gones are sufficiently small and quiet to bring into a theater.  Hmm.
 

this is exactly why i don't go to the theater anymore. in six months, tops, i can watch this movie in my own home, quiet, without interruption.

why bother going to the theater when this crap goes on constantly??
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jeff on July 12, 2004, 12:13 PM
I saw Spider-Man 2 this weekend, and before it, I saw a preview for...

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid

What the heck?  Didn't they already make this movie?  Was anyone REALLY demanding a sequel to the J-Lo / Ice-Cube "classic"  :-X?

Ick ick ick.

In fact, ALL of the previews I saw before Spider-Man 2 sucked:
Catwoman
Anacondas
Sleepover
Thunderbirds

One parting thought... Anyone else kind of interested to see "Harold and Kumar go to White Castle"?  Sort of a stoner Bill and Ted for the next generation?

Jeff
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 12, 2004, 12:26 PM

In fact, ALL of the previews I saw before Spider-Man 2 sucked:

Thunderbirds

Jeff


Hey, I grew up with watching TBS. I prefer Thunderbirds over that Halle Berry Catwoman crap anyday!  :P
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jeff on July 12, 2004, 03:36 PM
Well, I don't know if the Thunderbirds: GO! movie will suck or not, but the preview sucked IMHO.

Maybe the movie will be good, but the preview sure didn't make me want to see it... Ben Kingsley?  Huh?  :-\

Jeff
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 12, 2004, 03:47 PM
It's a kids flick, don't forget Jonathan Frakes is directing it. OK, ya got me on that one but Ben Kingsley as the Hood, perfect & Bill Paxton as Jeff Tracy  ;D

The original Gerry Anderson show came out in 1965 & 1966. I'm going to see it & like I said, I grew up with that show. Should be good for a laugh.   :D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on July 12, 2004, 04:06 PM
Damn Gary Anderson >:(
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Vator on July 12, 2004, 05:39 PM
A few weeks ago, I had the displeasure of seeing White Chicks. Now, not to say it isn't an amusing or entertaining movie, the movie was in no way the problem.

As expected, the crowd at the threater was largely African American, and I'm cool with that. So throughout the film things are screamed at the screen, and the theater is generaly in anarchy.

However, toward the end of the movie, so idiot sets off a fire cracker and pandamonium breaks out. 90 percent of the audience bolts out of the theater, jumping down the stair ways and pushing other people over. Funny thing is, it was only African Americans running out of the theater, all the Caucasians just sat around and looked confused/scared.

So, eventualy everyone comes back and whips out their cellphones, and then the cops arrive. The movie was two minuets from ending and they stopped it. They turn on the lights and the cops tear into random people. Not only that, the morons turned on they're flash lights when the lights were on. Huh? Yeah that makes sense.

Anyway, we got our refund and left. Interesting expirenece.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Thomas Grey on July 16, 2004, 10:23 PM
Morgbug,

That was classic! That is almost good enough to make a comedy routine. You just need to be a bit more cynical and dramatic. The only thing that didn't happen is the clinking of beer bottles the frat brothers brought to slug in the back row...

The only thing I can imagine would be worse is to go and view porn in the theatre. I would be the first to admit I have if I did...

I rarely get out to the movies anymore and I attribute that to 2 things:
1. lack of babysitters I trust.
2. lack of movies that are big screen worthy. Now I will go and see Spiderman 2 for sure. But why do I need to see Anchorman on the big screen? It's just big heads and faces and no real eye candy. While I would like to see it now, I can wait. I banned chick flicks a long time ago unless my wife needs a pick-me-up. Movies in the theater should be an experience and not just bigger...

A movie I just saw that unexpectedly blew me away was 'Ghost World'. Great cast, cynical, sarcastic and black humor at it's best. The characters are written so well and the dialogue is some of the best ever. The screenplay was written and based on David Clowse's Comics. Very good! I highly recommend it.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on July 16, 2004, 11:18 PM
I'm getting quite tired of theaters myself. I haven't gone to see King Arthur or to my second viewing of Spider-Man 2 because I am so sick and tired of lines to buy a ticket, lines to get a Coke and some Twizzlers, the back of my seat being kicked by an idiot, uncomfortable seats, and long piss lines after the flick is over.

Another thing I hate-- theater operators know it takes forever to get stuff for the concession stand. If you're going to knock me three bucks for a Coke, you think you could get more than two unfriendly people behind the counter?

OK, rant over.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darby on July 16, 2004, 11:39 PM
I hear ya'.  The average price for me at the theater now is $10, with concessions.  That's four new release rentals, or four movies with no BS to deal with.

Theaters have been inching toward pricing themselves into irrelevance the last few years anyways.  The crap service doesn't help, but that's a national epidemic.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Morgbug on July 17, 2004, 01:32 AM
You just need to be a bit more cynical

No word of a lie, that is the first and probably only time I will ever read/hear that said directly to me in my life :o  thanks.

Sadly, I've been the idiot with the beer bottles, so I'm probably too forgiving of that behavior :-X
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on July 18, 2004, 09:44 PM
So what is the verdict on "I, Robot"? It was No.1 at the box office this week, and I've read mostly positive, if not remarkable, reviews, but no one I know bothered with it. Anyone check it out?

I'm a big fan of Alex Proyas's The Crow and Dark City, so I'm hoping this isn't too much of a sellout.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on July 18, 2004, 11:39 PM
I usually dig that futuristic apocalyptic Sci Fi stuff ala Gattaca, A.I., Minority Report, Terminator,  Demolition Man etc so I would think I would check it out at some point, especially with the good reviews
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: habs98 on July 18, 2004, 11:44 PM
So what is the verdict on "I, Robot"? It was No.1 at the box office this week, and I've read mostly positive, if not remarkable, reviews, but no one I know bothered with it. Anyone check it out?

I'm a big fan of Alex Proyas's The Crow and Dark City, so I'm hoping this isn't too much of a sellout.

All I can say is that I should have rented a movie instead.  The movie had a lot of good ideas but just bombed in my eyes.  There was never a point where you didn't know what to expect or what was going to happen.  I won't go into it to much because there are people who did not see it yet.  In mu opinion save your money!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on July 19, 2004, 02:07 PM
I kind of figured it would seem predictable, since the short stories have been ripped off infinite times since they were written (Animatrix, hi). My friend saw it yesterday (without me, the bastard) and said it "definitly didn't suck" so I guess I need to check it out.

There was one positive side to Demo Man, btw - Sandra Bullock had some very nice spandex pants on. Most impressive. 8)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Angry Ewok on July 30, 2004, 01:58 AM
For the love of God, please go see Napolean Dynomite. Funniest show of the year, yes, funnier than Anchorman.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on July 30, 2004, 09:06 AM
From the previews I have seen, and miscellaneous TV spots, I have really been wanting to see Napoleon Dynamite since it began its run in "limited" release.  It is supposed to be nationwide now, but it isn't showing anywhere here in town.  I really hope that it does, otherwise I guess we'll be waiting for the DVD.  It does look hilarious though.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on August 2, 2004, 11:44 AM
M. Night's latest tops the box office this weekend.  Here's the run-down:

1. "The Village," $50.8 million
2. "The Bourne Supremacy," $23.4 million
3. "The Manchurian Candidate," $20.2 million
4. "I, Robot," $10.05 million
5. "Spider-Man 2," $8.5 million
6. "Catwoman," $6.1 million
7. "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," $5.15 million
8. "A Cinderella Story," $4.7 million
9(tie). "Fahrenheit 9/11," $3.1 million
9(tie). "Anchorman," $3.1 million

Also, the movie "Thunderbirds" apparently cost around $57 million to make, and debuted at No. 11 with $2.7 million.  Ouch.  "Shrek 2" took in $1.3 million to pad its total to $432.4 million, passing "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace" to become No. 4 on the all-time domestic chart.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on August 2, 2004, 03:51 PM
Forgive me if this has been mentioned already, but has anyone seen the trailer(s) for the movie "Saw"?

Looks like the new "seven."  But potentially more graphic.

Here's the website - there's a trailer or two in there someplace:

Saw:  The Movie (http://www.howfuckedup.net/)

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on August 2, 2004, 09:23 PM
Got around to seeing the Bourne Supremacy today.

I think they spent too much on Damon's salary and not enough or Steadicams and tripods. I swear, 98% of the flick was filmed with a handheld camera.

It was a pretty good flick though. I'd recommend it.

Going to see Harold and Kumar tomorrow. (I'm on vacation this week and plan on catching up on my movies during the matinee hours when all the crowds aren't there.)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on August 3, 2004, 12:27 AM
Waiting For Guffman is on HBO right now...

I'll tell you why I can't put up with you people, because you're bastard people, that's what you are, you're just bastard people and I'm goin home and I'm gonna bite my pillow, that's what i'm gonna do!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jokabofe on August 3, 2004, 12:41 AM
Forgive me if this has been mentioned already, but has anyone seen the trailer(s) for the movie "Saw"?

Looks like the new "seven."  But potentially more graphic.

Here's the website - there's a trailer or two in there someplace:

Saw:  The Movie (http://www.howfuckedup.net/)



yeah, i saw that preview, and that flick looks great. i can't wait to see it. when i first heard the name, i thought it was gonna be some kinda texas chainsaw ripoff, but it looks like a great movie. also saw the trailer for open water (http://www.openwatermovie.com/), and that looks like a good one as well. interesting note - i read an interview with some of the cast members of open water, who claim that no mechanical sharks were used in the filming. all real sharks. yikes!!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt on August 3, 2004, 12:43 AM
Waiting For Guffman is on HBO right now...

I'll tell you why I can't put up with you people, because you're bastard people, that's what you are, you're just bastard people and I'm goin home and I'm gonna bite my pillow, that's what i'm gonna do!

Well then I just hate you, and I hate your ASS FACE!!!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jokabofe on August 3, 2004, 01:08 AM
another flick coming soon that has my interest piqued is the machinist (http://www.machinistmovie.com/) starring christian bale. it's been getting rave reviews, as has bale for this performance. it sounds like it could be a pretty good one. here's (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/reviews.php?id=392) a review/preview if you're interested in checking it out.

on another note, there is a trailer available for blade:trinity (http://www.apple.com/trailers/newline/blade_trinity/) starring wesley snipes and jessica biel. meh.

and a trailer for suspect zero (http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/suspect_zero/) starring ben kingsley and carrie-ann moss.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on August 3, 2004, 01:15 AM
The Machinst looks great.  The trailer is 5 freakin' minutes long.

Also worthy of mention is Mean Creek (I think that was what it was called...)  After I saw the trailer I said that it looks like Stand by Me meets Deliverance - which my friend then told me is exactly what the website is describing it as.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jokabofe on August 3, 2004, 01:25 AM
hmmm, hadn't heard of that one, but after checking out that trailer it does look like an interesting movie. i'll have to see if i can catch it when it comes out.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on August 5, 2004, 02:50 PM
Stephen Sommers To Make a Terrible Flash Gordon Movie - Kill Us Now (http://www.cinescape.com/0/editorial.asp?aff_id=0&this_cat=Movies&action=page&type_id=&cat_id=270338&obj_id=42250)

Stephen Sommers, the man who made me roll my eyes at The Mummy, then struck back and made me shove popsicle sticks in them with Mummy Returns, and just recently let Van Helsing's suckfest corrode my soul, is going to go for the jugular with Flash Gordon.

I know the 80's one is pretty much cheese, but if you wanted to revive a franchise again, this chucklehead ain't the one to do it. LAME.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on August 5, 2004, 03:01 PM
Lets remake another movie!  ::)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediMAC on August 5, 2004, 03:02 PM
Hey now, I kinda liked The Mummy (not the sequel so much though).   :-[  But then again, I usually enjoy those cheesy, action flick, summer blockbuster, mindless popcorn kinda movies.  I'm pretty easily entertained I guess...

Hell, I still get a kick outta watching that old 80's Flash flick, when I occasionally run across it on the tube.  Talk about cheese.  Good stuph!   :P
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jokabofe on August 10, 2004, 09:08 PM
okay, i was able to check out open water (http://www.openwatermovie.com) tonight, and let me tell you this much... the one thing in my life left to do before i die from that list (you all made that list right... things to do before you die?) was scuba diving. well, i can cross that one off, because after watching this movie, i really don't want to go anymore.

not a horror movie per se, but it was a damn terrifying experience to say the least.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on August 13, 2004, 01:07 AM
Got a chance to see Sky Captain tonight thanks to none other than Phillip Wise getting us on a sneak preview list.

Absolutely loved it.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on August 13, 2004, 09:00 AM
Got a chance to see Sky Captain tonight thanks to none other than Phillip Wise getting us on a sneak preview list.

Absolutely loved it.

Holy, thats an early preview. Sept 17th I think is the release date. I'm looking forward to seeing it.  8)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on August 13, 2004, 06:35 PM
I went to see Napoleon Dynamite this week. Terrible. Maybe I just didn't get what the point was.
Anyway, I won't be buying that when it shows on DVD.

Going to see Alien vs. Predator this weekend. Hopefully it's got plenty of barbarism, even if it's rated PG-13.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jjks on August 13, 2004, 09:05 PM
I can see how some people wouldn't care for Napoleon Dynamite, but I caught it last week and absolutely loved it. There's no real point to the movie, but the complete randomness and insane characters more than made up for it. I'm having a hard time deciding if I like Kip or Uncle Rico better though, the entire cast was superb. Napoleon's look of utter disgust every time he encountered something he didn't like will stick with me for a very long time!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SPIDERLEGS on August 15, 2004, 06:35 AM
(http://www.joblo.com/big-poster-images/postersaw1.jpg) (http://www.sawmovie.com/)

"How...****** up...is that?"

I've been looking forward to this flick, then I noticed DBB posted about it on scum. Looks freaky...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jim on August 15, 2004, 09:18 AM
Dont know why we wasted the money, but please let the Alien/Predator franchise die.   Unless Cameron or Ridley Scott is involved I aint interested.  And they totally destroyed the whole Dark Horse Alien/Predator storyline.  LAME!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jokabofe on August 15, 2004, 09:21 AM
i was all set to go and see that yesterday, until i read a few online reviews that were bitching about how lame and bad it was. not that i expected to see oscar caliber performances, but the reviews i read made me change my mind.

what a disappointment. they could have made such an awesome movie out of this idea, and it looks like they just screwed it all up. ******' hollywood.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on August 15, 2004, 12:45 PM
(http://www.joblo.com/big-poster-images/postersaw1.jpg) (http://www.sawmovie.com/)

"How...****** up...is that?"

I've been looking forward to this flick, then I noticed DBB posted about it on scum. Looks freaky...

I posted about it in the horror movie thread here weeks ago.  I saw the first trailer 2 months ago, the second trailer 5 weeks ago and the third trailer 2 weeks ago.   

In closing, I saw it on Bloody-disgusting.com way before DBB ever did and am a little disappointed that everyone seems to have seen his thread there before noticing that I reported on it here.  (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/Smileys/classic/cry.gif)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Durge on August 15, 2004, 01:44 PM
(http://www.joblo.com/big-poster-images/postersaw1.jpg) (http://www.sawmovie.com/)

"How...****** up...is that?"

I've been looking forward to this flick, then I noticed DBB posted about it on scum. Looks freaky...

LMAO! That is one ****** up movie poster. :o
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on August 19, 2004, 01:11 AM
Wow, I just got back from enduring AVP on my free movie ticket that came with the Predator DVD. Without one single iota of embellishment, this is the worst movie I've seen in years. It's an outright assault on good taste.

What makes it worse is you can do nothing except think about the cool movie that could have been, if only there were, well, a different director/writer, editor, cast, sfx team, and composer.

It's the first time in a long while where I've actually laughed out loud at a movie, purely out of disbelief. What a pile of garbage!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on August 19, 2004, 02:31 AM
For fans of film scores, another giant has died:

Elmer Bernstein dead at 82 (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=493&ncid=790&e=2&u=/ap/20040819/ap_en_mo/obit_bernstein)

He wrote the score for The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, and True Grit. And yes, he also did Stripes and Airplane.

This comes just a few short weeks after Jerry Goldsmith. We're losing the great film composers fast. Then we're stuck with the modern guys, who really haven't risen to anywhere near the skill these guys had.  :(
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on August 19, 2004, 03:03 AM
For fans of film scores, another giant has died:

Elmer Bernstein dead at 82 (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=493&ncid=790&e=2&u=/ap/20040819/ap_en_mo/obit_bernstein)

He wrote the score for The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, and True Grit. And yes, he also did Stripes and Airplane.

This comes just a few short weeks after Jerry Goldsmith. We're losing the great film composers fast. Then we're stuck with the modern guys, who really haven't risen to anywhere near the skill these guys had.  :(

Has Bloody-disgusting.com reported on this yet?  Until they do and the info is relayed to a fresh thread at rebelscum, we can't confirm that this is true.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on August 22, 2004, 09:37 PM
Anyone a fan of David O. Russell (Three Kings)? I [Heart] Huckabees looks to be right up there with Flirting with Disaster and Spanking the Monkey.  :)

For weirdness:

Huckabees "Corporate" site (http://www.huckabees.com/index.html)

the trailer:

I Heart Huckabees (http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/i_heart_huckabees/)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on August 23, 2004, 09:27 AM
Anyone planning on checking out the new Jet Li movie Hero this weekend?  I saw the trailer last night and it looked pretty decent, similar to Crouching Tiger in some aspects (with the flying fight scenes and stuff)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Angry Ewok on August 23, 2004, 05:57 PM
I'll eventually go see Hero, although I'm kind of scared it'll be a rip off of Crouching Tiger and Matrix...

I saw Bourne Supremecy during my vacation last week - It was pretty good, a good sequel, but the Identity was better. Too much hand-held camera work, I think.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jim on August 23, 2004, 06:01 PM
Anyone planning on checking out the new Jet Li movie Hero this weekend?  I saw the trailer last night and it looked pretty decent, similar to Crouching Tiger in some aspects (with the flying fight scenes and stuff)

Ill wait for the DVD release.  Got burned on Crouching Tiger.  It was average to me and not Theater worthy.  Wish I waited for video release.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Morgbug on August 23, 2004, 10:51 PM
I'd agree with those comments about Crouching Tiger.  Neat movie, but not theater necessary.  The previews of Hero seem to have  a few more panoramic scenes necessitating a big screen viewing.  I'll likley go see it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darthshader on August 23, 2004, 11:13 PM
I am looking forward to  "Hero", I have a very deep love of  martial arts movies.  I don't really care for the American features  Jet Li does, I prefer his Chinese movies.

Crouching Tiger was great, went to see it in the theater twice. Kung Fu was just as important to me as Star Wars while growing up, so these types of movies really appeal to me. Bring on the Chinese folklore!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on August 23, 2004, 11:14 PM
I paid too much for an R2 DVD a while back. If you didn't like CTHD, you'll hate Hero. It takes a lot of the more artsy aspects of that movie and amplifies them tenfold. Some stuff looks amazing, but I was really left empty by the whole thing.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jokabofe on August 24, 2004, 12:57 AM
I paid too much for an R2 DVD a while back. If you didn't like CTHD, you'll hate Hero. It takes a lot of the more artsy aspects of that movie and amplifies them tenfold. Some stuff looks amazing, but I was really left empty by the whole thing.

really? i absolutely loved it. so much, that i'm going to have to go and see it. i thought it was actually a little better than crouching tiger, but i have to give that movie props for being awesome as well.

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Got burned on Crouching Tiger.  It was average to me and not Theater worthy.  Wish I waited for video release.

not theater worthy? i'd have to disagree with you on that one. i had to go into manhattan to see it, because it was only in limited release, and had to get my tickets 3 days in advance just to make sure we got in. and i thought it was worth every penny. but then again, i grew up with saturday afternoon kung-fu theater - watching badly dubbed shaw brothers flicks till i was running around the house trying to flying body kick my brother, and tying string around a colander my mom had in the kitchen to make my own flying guillotine  ;D
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Post by: SilverZ on August 24, 2004, 02:13 AM
really? i absolutely loved it. so much, that i'm going to have to go and see it. i thought it was actually a little better than crouching tiger, but i have to give that movie props for being awesome as well.


Not that I'm dissing CTHD. I went out of my way to see it in the theater. I thought CTHD accomplished something Hero doesn't - it had very Westernized characters and succeeded in conveying its emotional and spiritual themes through action. I just don't think Hero comes through as strong and thinks its too artsy in its presentation to just be plainly appreciated as a "kung-fu" flick. Hence, if someone didn't like CTHD, I wouldn't point them toward Hero.

I guess what I find with Hero is that it lacks a couple things I gravitate toward, which are strong characters (in a western sense I mean; Hero's characters are obviously a more Eastern ideal, more philosophical and spiritual than what we're used to) and action with meaning. Hero does have "action with meaning" and strong characters, but its so tied to Eastern concepts that it's a bit lost on me, or at least I came out of it feeling I didn't get the impact its obviously trying to convey.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on August 24, 2004, 02:49 PM
I have a very important question for anyone who bought The Girl Next Door on dvd today.

In the unrated version, does Elisha Cuthbert get naked.

The fate of the free-world, and the potential sale of several copies of the dvd, depend on it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on August 24, 2004, 11:19 PM
Some guy at HTF posted this:

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- The porno Eli watches is more "explicit."
- Additional footage after Eli shows Matt the tape.
- Additional nudity in the strip club.
- The "lap dance" scene has the strippers naked, not clothed.
- Additional dialog from Kelly after beating up Matt.

I bought it, having never seen it, and made it about 1/3 of the way through before I realized this was a pretty iffy Risky Business knock-off, and all indicators pointed towards a no-go on the Cuthbert front.  >:( What crap.
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Post by: Rob on August 25, 2004, 12:54 AM
It was my immediate assumption that she wouldn't do it, as she's young and trying to build a career and the like.

Thanks for the info.
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Post by: jokabofe on August 25, 2004, 07:13 PM
I have a very important question for anyone who bought The Girl Next Door on dvd today.

In the unrated version, does Elisha Cuthbert get naked.

no. but it was still a pretty funny movie, actually.

and the funniest parts are not really in the movie, but on the flipside, with the bonus features. they actually go to the adult video convention in las vegas, and there's some really funny **** that happens that they filmed. it was almost worth the price of the dvd just to watch that guy run around in the lobby of the hotel asking other men if they wanted to make out with him, or make love to him later that night. freakin' hilarious.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Angry Ewok on August 28, 2004, 11:38 PM
I saw Hero last night - I really enjoyed it. Often the wire-work was too cheesy and the plot too confusing, but overall the movie was very good. I'll be picking it up on DVD when the time comes.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jjks on August 28, 2004, 11:47 PM
Just got back from seeing Garden State, and it was fantastic! Watching Star Wars sometimes you forget about what a great actress Natalie can be when she has something meaningful to work with.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on October 6, 2004, 09:16 PM
OK, I'm beginning to die in anticipation for Team America. Every day as more is heard, discussed, and revealed, I'm more convinced this will be the greatest "bad" movie of all time. It looks like pure genius. Its going to offend everyone, which will please me to no end.

Cinescape had the soundtrack listings up today, take a look:

1. "Everyone Has AIDS"

2. "Freedom Isn't Free"

3. "America, F**k Yeah"

4. "Derka Derk (Terrorist Theme)"

5. "Only A Woman"

6. "I'm So Ronery"

7. "America, F**k Yeah (Bummer Remix)"

8. "The End Of An Act"

9. "Montage"

10. "North Korean Melody"

11. "The Team America March"

12. "Lisa & Gary"

13. "F.A.G."

14. "Putting A Jihad On You"

15. "Kim Jong Il"

16. "Mount, Rush, More"
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on October 7, 2004, 12:10 PM
'Fantastic Four' to be TV series (http://edition.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/TV/10/07/television.marvel.reut/index.html)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on October 10, 2004, 04:10 AM
Though I'm thinking that no one really gives a **** about the movie, I checked out Team America at the sneak preview tonight, and it's the first time I've laughed out loud at a movie in a long, long time. Tim Robbins on fire, exploding Michael Moore, puppet sex, musical numbers, a middle-eastern parody of the Mos Eisley cantina, and more.  :) Along with some of the best social and political satire in a long while underneath the most idiotic presentation ever.

"America, **** Yeah!"
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on October 10, 2004, 10:51 AM
I remember sitting through the South Park movie thinking they couldn't possibly do anything worse and it kept getting crasser and pushing the envelope further.  And then Saddam is in bed with Satan...that was the climax of the movie.  I don't remember ever laughing that hard in a theater (except for maybe at Kingpin when Woody sleeps with his landlord)

I'd like to see Team America just to see them push that envelope again
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Post by: DSJ™ on October 22, 2004, 10:07 AM
I'll be seeing Team America this afternoon. Looking forward to it, should be a hoot!  ;D
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Post by: DSJ™ on October 22, 2004, 05:27 PM
Back from the flick, loved that vulgar version of GI Joe's theme "America, F**k Yeah"!   ;D

Talk about exploding puppets & yes, it does make some fun of Star Wars!  (http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/rofl.gif)

A great  (http://www.theologyweb.com/forum/images/smilies/popcorn.gif) flick!

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on October 25, 2004, 05:31 PM
Went and saw The Machinist on Saturday night. Christian Bale looks freakish, almost dead. Movie was a bit underwhelming, but had nice atmosphere and story. It just feels a bit empty once you reach the end.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jokabofe on October 26, 2004, 07:56 PM
The Machinist is a film that I'm looking to check out, soon. It's playing at a theater over in NYC not too far from my place, and hopefully this weekend I'm there.

Went to check out The Grudge this weekend. Have to say, honestly... it was better than I had expected it to be. Seeing as it was a remake, and I had already seen the original Japanese film Ju-on I had low expectations. But it delivered the goods (and the scares - just ask the bunch of 15 year old girls who were sitting behind me, who screamed every 6 minutes - or at least, that's how it felt). I think using the same director as the original used had a lot to do with that. And of course, the fact that Sarah Michelle Gellar is in it, and I just love SMG, didn't hurt either.

It was a creepy, dark film. Even though I knew what was about to happen, it still creeped me out at times. I think the fact that they used the same actor/actress for the two "monsters" in the film also helped to keep it feeling close to the original. And those two definitely are creepy looking in that film. If you're in the mood for a few scares, go check it out. Just make sure you see it in a theater with a better crowd than what I was lucky enough to see.

Let's put it this way - opening scene, guy jumps off his balcony and kills himself - crowd erupts in laughter?? I didn't get it. Not to mention that there are parts where the director goes back to his J-Horror roots with the direction of the film - that is, not presenting it in a straight forward manner. You know how Tarantino always jumps around in the "timeline" for his films? Well, he pretty much got that style from J-Horror. And this film uses it in some good ways. But the crowd didn't get it. In the beginning of the film, the sister calls up the house to find out how the mother is doing. Later in the film, we see the sister in her office, late at night, making the call. Some dumbass behind me says, "She left the same message earlier in the movie". I wanted to stand up and smack him in the head, and say "No, **** for brains, this is the earlier scene, but they are just going back in the story to show what happens!!!"

Kids....

Next up this weekend (hopefully): SAW
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on October 26, 2004, 09:28 PM
Saw looks absolutley scary.

I can't wait to watch this movie. I wish that mask that is shown in the trailers and commercials was available at retail for punk kids like me.


Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: General Grievous on October 26, 2004, 10:03 PM
Saw looks like one scary piece of ****. I can't wait for the part where the guys cut their legs off. I hope it's gory and intense.
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Post by: jjks on October 29, 2004, 07:31 PM
For those of you hesitant to check out either The Grudge or Saw, our old pal Cory has posted two scathing reviews over at the 'Scum.

If you're anything like me, this means it's a green light to check them both out and enjoy!
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Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 29, 2004, 08:33 PM
Saw looks like one scary piece of ****. I can't wait for the part where the guys cut their legs off. I hope it's gory and intense.

OK, just got back from seeing "Saw" and it is hands down the must f-ed up movie ever!  It's not only scary but it totally screws w/ your head.  I'll be thinking about that movie for a few days.  My buddy and I talked about it the whole drive home.  Totally insane. 
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Post by: jokabofe on October 31, 2004, 12:17 PM
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OK, just got back from seeing "Saw" and it is hands down the must f-ed up movie ever!  It's not only scary but it totally screws w/ your head.  I'll be thinking about that movie for a few days.  My buddy and I talked about it the whole drive home.  Totally insane. 

Defintely. Saw might just be the most ****** up movie I've ever seen. And I've seen lots of ****** up movies in my time. It definitely does **** with your head. I just wasn't happy with the ending. It was kind of ****** up, just like the rest of the movie, but it just didn't feel right to me. I guess it just leaves it open for a sequel - which might not be a bad thing actually.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on November 19, 2004, 02:48 AM
Went and attempted to see "After the Sunset" yesterday afternoon. I walked out after 25 minutes. Even Salma Hayek wearing nothing much other than a bikini or bikin/sweatpant combo can salvage it from being deadly boring, unfunny, uncompelling, and stupid. Its like they filmed an Elmore Leonard novel that he wrote after being bludgened with a frozen turkey. Terrible.

This really has to be about the worst movie I've seen all year, except for Shrek 2, which is on my Bottom 10 list. God that movie is shittastic.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on November 20, 2004, 12:22 AM
Just got back from seeing The Machinist.  I liked it a whole lot.
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Post by: Bob Crane on November 20, 2004, 02:25 AM

Defintely. Saw might just be the most ****** up movie I've ever seen.

 Watch "The Holy Mountain", it's got a man (amongst other things) who can travel directly thorough mountains by dematerializing his flesh and re-materializing it on the other side, however he can only achieve this feat in a horizontal fashion, never actually being able to climb to the peak! Just watch it, dammit!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jokabofe on November 20, 2004, 10:31 AM
This really has to be about the worst movie I've seen all year, except for Shrek 2, which is on my Bottom 10 list. God that movie is shittastic.

I hope you're joking about that Shrek 2 comment, Jared. That was one of the funniest movies I saw this year, if not the funniest. How could you not like Shrek 2??
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Post by: jokabofe on November 20, 2004, 10:40 AM
Watch "The Holy Mountain", it's got a man (amongst other things) who can travel directly thorough mountains by dematerializing his flesh and re-materializing it on the other side, however he can only achieve this feat in a horizontal fashion, never actually being able to climb to the peak! Just watch it, dammit!

Ahhh, Alejandro Jodorowsky, another of my favorite directors. I've got all his movies, and while Holy Mountain is great I prefer El Topo and Santa Sangre, because The Holy Mountain is one film that just really gave me a headache.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on November 22, 2004, 03:16 AM
I hope you're joking about that Shrek 2 comment, Jared. That was one of the funniest movies I saw this year, if not the funniest. How could you not like Shrek 2??

Oh, I'm totally serious. Without tearing it apart, I found the jokes predictable and, well, cliched. It's one of those occasions where the movie and the cynical ******* watching it don't come together.  :)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on November 22, 2004, 09:38 AM
We saw "Mystic River" this weekend :-\

I liked it a lot :)  Sean Penn is one of those actors that I can't help but have a Man-Crush on something fierce

So....whistles and walks out of the thread
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Post by: Famine on November 22, 2004, 05:06 PM
We saw "Mystic River" this weekend :-\

I liked it a lot :)  Sean Penn is one of those actors that I can't help but have a Man-Crush on something fierce

So....whistles and walks out of the thread


Wow.

Scott, I don't think we wanted to see this side of you.

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on November 22, 2004, 05:09 PM
Remember...I'm 33% Gay

Also, remember that Mystic River came out like 2 years ago :)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Angry Ewok on November 22, 2004, 05:13 PM
So I guess now you are coming out, too?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jokabofe on November 24, 2004, 12:07 AM
I was able to witness the hilarity that is Elf yesterday for the first time. I laughed so hard during parts of that movie. It is destined to become a holiday classic for me, one of those movies that I have to put on at some point every holiday season. So far, my list of Holiday Classics that NEED to be watched at least once every year around the Christmas holiday are (in no particular order):

1) A Christmas Story - I usually don't bother with the DVD of this since TBS has their annual 24 hours of A Christmas Story ever year. 24 hours of this film in a loop. What more could you ask for?
2) Nightmare Before Christmas - more of a Haloween movie to me, but still a flick that I need to watch every year at this time. Of course, being a huge NBX fan, it's a movie that I watch all year round several times.
3) National Lampoons Christmas Vacation - need I say anything about this movie?
4) The Grinch Who Stole Christmas - the Boris Karloff narrated cartoon one, not that Jim Carrey atrocity.
5) The Year Without A Santa Claus - Heat Miser and Snow Miser are the greatest characters ever.
6) A Charlie Brown Christmas - another great classic.
7) Christmas Eve on Sesame Street - saw this when I was very young, and just loved every minute of it.
8) The Santa Clause - Tim Allen's Christmas film was a classic in my book. Very funny, great family flick. Not that I watch it with my family, but... whatever.

There are probably more, but that's just off the top of my head.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Snively Bandar on November 24, 2004, 03:57 PM
We went and saw National Treasure a few days ago.  The trailer made it look a little better than it turned out to be, but it was still fairly entertaining.  Something about an older Nic Cage in an Indiana Jones type role just doesn't work so well for me for some reason.  But the U.S. history aspects of the movie, and the hot blonde, were fun to see.  Just popcorn stuff though, so you intellects out there may want to pass on it.

Next up, despite the poor reviews so far, is Alexander.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on November 24, 2004, 04:15 PM
It's a Wonderful life is on tommorow on NBC, yes?

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on November 24, 2004, 04:16 PM
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I was able to witness the hilarity that is Elf yesterday for the first time. I laughed so hard during parts of that movie. It is destined to become a holiday classic for me, one of those movies that I have to put on at some point every holiday season. So far, my list of Holiday Classics that NEED to be watched at least once every year around the Christmas holiday are (in no particular order):

1) A Christmas Story - I usually don't bother with the DVD of this since TBS has their annual 24 hours of A Christmas Story ever year. 24 hours of this film in a loop. What more could you ask for?
2) Nightmare Before Christmas - more of a Haloween movie to me, but still a flick that I need to watch every year at this time. Of course, being a huge NBX fan, it's a movie that I watch all year round several times.
3) National Lampoons Christmas Vacation - need I say anything about this movie?
4) The Grinch Who Stole Christmas - the Boris Karloff narrated cartoon one, not that Jim Carrey atrocity.
5) The Year Without A Santa Claus - Heat Miser and Snow Miser are the greatest characters ever.
6) A Charlie Brown Christmas - another great classic.
7) Christmas Eve on Sesame Street - saw this when I was very young, and just loved every minute of it.
The Santa Clause - Tim Allen's Christmas film was a classic in my book. Very funny, great family flick. Not that I watch it with my family, but... whatever.

There are probably more, but that's just off the top of my head.

We rented Elf this past weekend too, and I thought it was pretty good as well.  Many people will say they thought it would be funnier, but we found it pretty funny.  Plus, it seems like a pretty good "feel good" movie for holiday time.  A DVD we will probably pick up in the future.  I also like your list of Christmas movies, many of those are a classic at our house too.

1.  National Lampoons Christmas Vacation - This is the Christmas movie in our family.  We'll likely watch it several times this holiday season.
2.  Charlie Brown Christmas Special - I don't think I've missed this since I was a wee lad.  Always a big Snoopy/Peanuts fan, and I try to catch all the holiday specials...this one and the Great Pumpkin in particular.
3.  The Grinch Who Stole Christmas - Actually watched this this past weekend on TBS (before Wizard of Oz).  Another classic.
4.  Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - I haved missed this a few years, but another one from my childhood that I like to catch when I can.
5.  The Santa Clause - I always thought this was a good Christmas movie as well, and we try to catch it when its on TV.  Never have seen the second one though, so I don't know if it is any good.
6.  Christmas Story - Same as you, catch it during TNT's Christmas Story-o-rama.

I haven't seen all of the others you mentioned, but have always heard that Nightmare Before Christmas is pretty good.  Nice list.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jjks on December 5, 2004, 04:02 AM
No one here go to the movies anymore?

I just got back from seeing Finding Neverland and Johhny Depp once again is fantastic. I think Scott likes Sean Penn like I likes me some Johnny Depp.
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Post by: Darthshader on December 8, 2004, 03:24 AM
Just saw Blade 3: Trinity. My least favorite of the 3 chapters. :-\
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Post by: DSJ™ on December 8, 2004, 09:56 AM
The reviews on Blade Trinity are not very good thus far.

Third time's the harm for vampire series (http://edition.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Movies/12/08/review.blade.trinity.ap/index.html)
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Post by: Darthshader on December 8, 2004, 12:32 PM
Some moments of Blade 3 were enjoyable, but the humor didn't do it for me. The story completely came apart, and did not flow well at all. No character development, and many loose ends. Even the fight scenes were boring.

What happened? Perhaps some good stuff got chopped on the editing board? Blade 1 & 2 had good solid storylines and characters, Blade 3 was just sloppy.

This had become one of my favorite movie series, I am really bummed I did not enjoy the last chapter as much.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on December 16, 2004, 02:50 PM
This is "sort of" movie news, but I didn't want to start its own thread for it.  Saw this little article over at SSG, with DiCaprio commenting on turning down parts in Star Wars and Spider-Man.  Sounds like he feels he is "above" the work:

DiCaprio Slams Spider-Man and Star Wars Roles
Posted by SirSteve on Dec 16, 04.    
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO was offered the roles of SPIDER-MAN and STAR WARS hero ANAKIN SKYWALKER, but turned them down because they failed to pass his "passion test".

The TITANIC hunk complains 92 per cent of the parts he's offered are appalling, and he was so disappointed by the SPIDER-MAN and STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE scripts, he immediately rejected the blockbusters.

He explains, "Yeah, I turned down Anakin and Spider-Man straight away. I read almost all of the scripts but 92 per cent, to give you a precise number, are pure crap.

"If they're not able to get close to what you feel you deserve, you wonder who's financing it and backing it. Usually when I want to do something, I know immediately, and then I do it."
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Although I know there have been complaints with the prequels, and with the different Anakins, but hopefully ROTS will be able to redeem both Hayden Christiansen and the Star Wars prequels on some level.  Also, I think the Spider-Man movies both did pretty well critically and commercially, and personally I couldn't imagine anyone else playing Peter Parker/Spidey than Tobey Maguire, and especially couldn't really see Leo DiCaprio in that particular role.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on December 16, 2004, 03:00 PM
If he would have gotten the part of Anakin, millions of Fanboys around the world would have impaled themselves on their replica lightsabers in protest.  He was coming off Titanic and was at the height of being a heartthrob.  I think Lucas would have hired him too if he wanted the part.

I think Hayden is actually good, I've some other stuff he's been in and he's actually a decent actor.  I think the person who really struggles with it all is Natalie.  She was totally emotionless in EpI and then not very realistic in her compassion in EpII (I didn't think)

The star of the Prequels as far as I'm concerned is Ewan, he's been amazing and it'll be neat to see him grow from young Obi to hermit Obi over the course of the 7 years
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Post by: Mikey D on December 16, 2004, 03:06 PM
Personally, I have nothing against Leo and I actually enjoy some of his movies. And I think he's a pretty damn good actor.  Catch Me if You Can I like, but hated Titanic.  The only redeeming quality of that **** fest (besides Kate Winslet's boobies) was the boat sinking and I had to wait through two hours of romantic tripe to get to it.

And if he did get the Anakin part, can you imagine the uproar fanboys would have?  Some bitched and moaned about the Nstink boys possible .0005 millisecond cameo.  The latest "pretty boy" is cast, people would have gone ape ****.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on December 16, 2004, 03:19 PM
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I think Hayden is actually good, I've some other stuff he's been in and he's actually a decent actor.  I think the person who really struggles with it all is Natalie.  She was totally emotionless in EpI and then not very realistic in her compassion in EpII (I didn't think)

The star of the Prequels as far as I'm concerned is Ewan, he's been amazing and it'll be neat to see him grow from young Obi to hermit Obi over the course of the 7 years.

I couldn't agree more.  I really think that Ewan McGregor was the perfect choice for Obi Wan Kenobi.  Until Chewbacca comes on the scene in the next movie, he has been my favorite character of the prequels...and Ewan is definitely my favorite actor in these three movies.  He does a nice job...and really does in his other work that I've seen as well.

I also agree with you about Hayden.  I think that he is a pretty good actor, and actually was quite acclaimed for his role in "Shattered Glass" (which I haven't seen personally).  We have seen (and actually own) the movie "Life as a House", which we felt was very good...and he did a very nice job in that as well.  I have high hopes for him in ROTS, he'll really have a chance to show his stuff I think.  A lot of the acting in the prequels I blame more on Lucas than on the actors themselves.

I also agree with Mikey, I don't really have anything personal against Leo, he can be a great actor as well.  I'm not his biggest fan, but did enjoy movies like Catch Me If You Can...and he is awesome in What's Eating Gilbert Grape.  He's definitely got talent, no doubt there.  I just don't like when actors...any actors...feel like they are "above" doing movies like Star Wars, or "Superhero" movies.  If it is a big goofy bomb of a movie, I can understand turning it down....but the recent comic adaptations have been pretty good for the most part, and very well received...and Star Wars movies are iconic.  I guess I enjoy seeing the attitudes like I first heard of Samuel Jackson around the time of the Phantom Menace.  He just wanted to be in it...even just "Stormtrooper 7th from the left"....just to be in a Star Wars movie.  Sometimes people get too grown up ;), its ok to do a movie that is just fun :).
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on December 16, 2004, 03:27 PM
Which is why Sam Jackson is da bomb :)
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Post by: DSJ™ on December 17, 2004, 06:03 PM
Speaking of Leonardo DiCaprio, anyone going to check out The Aviator (http://www.miramax.com/aviator/aviator_site.html) ?

I'm not a big fan of DiCaprio but playing Howard Hughes peeks my intrest. Seems the reviews so far are great & it's Oscar material.

Review: 'Aviator' a breathtaking epic (http://edition.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Movies/12/17/review.aviator/index.html)

I'll be taking in the flick over the holidays.  8)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on December 20, 2004, 12:42 PM
Saw Ocean's 12 this weekend.  I thought it was alright.  Not spectacular.  Involving Julia Roberts in the whole thing was a mistake.  Plus they had way too many plots going I thought.  Nowhere near as good as the first one which I thought was decent
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Morgbug on December 20, 2004, 01:11 PM
Julia Roberts is a mistake.  Sorry, but I've never enjoyed any of her work.  Yeah, she looked pretty good in Pretty Woman, but I hated that movie too.  Something about her really irritates me.  Is she short? :P

As far as DiCaprio goes I'd suggest it's just image stuff he's trying to keep up.  He is a decent actor (I'm proud to say that I've never seen Titanic and nor has my wife) but people get smug at times.  Spiderman I & II has been a great series.  He should be so lucky to be in those movies.  Star Wars?  It's meant to be campy fun, something that Jackson clearly gets, I just wish Lucas would re-grasp the concept. 

My opinion on Christensen has done an excellent job of Anakin.  He plays the petulance and brooding part very well, IMO.  The chip on his shoulder is almost palpable and he just looks downright sour.  The pre-production shots of him with long hair are nicely similar to Mark Hamill so the family resemblance factor is in place.  Those Skywalkers are all just whiny little *****, ain't they? 

McGregor has been fine for Obi as well, at least to me.  He's done a nice job of being that really anal sort of character that Obi needs to be.  If I have a complaint about him, it's that his character (not McGregor's) fault hasn't really shown much compassion like Sir Alec's version did.  Might just be the passing of time thing, or something lacking in the script, but the original Obi seemed like a nice, old man.  Ewan's Obi seems to be overly tightly wrapped.  This is not to say he has not pulled it off magnificently. 

I completely agree with Scott on Portman.  A beautiful young woman, no doubt.  But she was wooden in the first and only slightly less wooden in the second.  I confess to not having seen her in other roles, but is it poor scripting or poor acting?  She seems personable enough in interviews.  I realize the role requires a certain amount of decorum, but really, even when the scenes were 'relaxed' in nature, she still seemed stilted.  Only a couple of times could I actually bear seeing her on screen.  Everything past the time they leave Tatooine was fine, prior to that was painful.  And btw, she runs horribly.  That scene after she falls out of the ship while chasing Dooku, then gets up and runs?  Bwahahahaha.  Please tell me that was cgi.  Not an overly coordinated/athletic woman it would seem.  Just an observation, not meant as a criticism. 

Changing topics entirely, don't waste money on The Flight of the Phoenix.  Interesting enough that I didn't look at my watch, but waiting for the video will not cause any undue pain and it'll probably be out in about six weeks.  Interested to see the original though. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jeff on March 11, 2005, 01:56 PM
So, I'm headed out this afternoon (with my wife, the in-laws, sis-in-law, niece, and nephew) to catch the 5:00 showing of "Robots".

It's not a movie I would normally pick to see, but taking the niece and nephew should make it more entertaining as well as the promise of a certain film trailer...  ;)

If they don't show the RotS trailer before the movie, there will be hell to pay, that's for sure.   >:(

If they do show it, I'll probably forget to pay attention to Robots and just day-dream abiout watching the preview again...

Jeff
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on March 11, 2005, 02:32 PM
You are a sick sick man.  :P

Tell me how Robots was, would ya?

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jeff on March 14, 2005, 09:48 AM
So, I saw Robots on Friday.

It was actually much better than I was counting on, so that was a nice surprise.

The previews before the movie were fantastic though!  Here's a quick rundown of what we saw:

Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Herbie - Fully Loaded
Sin City
Ice Age 2
Revenge of the Sith

First time in a long time I liked every preview they gave us.

Back to Robots, it was pretty good.  A fun story, an easy message, not too preachy, and the animation was pretty good.

I'd say, if you like other stuff Fox has done (Ice Age) you'll probably like Robots too (although Robin Williams is a little bit too much at times - you're zany Mork, we get it  ::)).

Jeff
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on March 14, 2005, 09:59 AM
We actually went out to see Robots this weekend too, and we enjoyed it as well.  I'm always a fan of these animated movies, and this one was actually better than I expected it to be too.  It was really cool seeing the ROTS trailer on the big screen, and my wife said "it gives you chills" watching it...couldn't have described it better.  For some reason, our theatre chain down here only does 2 trailers before movies now...which is a little disappointing because I've always enjoyed watching trailers...the other one we got was "Fever Pitch" with Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore.  Didn't look like anything spectacular, but it might be funny.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on March 14, 2005, 10:00 AM
Herbie has Lindsay Lohan in it, does it not?  I may have to bring Max to see that one :o :)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jeff on March 14, 2005, 10:17 AM
Herbie has Lindsay Lohan in it, does it not?  I may have to bring Max to see that one :o :)

Yeah, and she is wearing a racing/NASCAR "trim" fitting jumpsuit in the preview if that makes a difference to ya.   ;)

You can watch the preview here:
http://movies.yahoo.com/movies/feature/herbiefullyloaded.html

Herbie actually looked pretty good.  Quite a few additions to Herbie's abilities thanks to CGI, but I think they capture the 70s/80s Herbie very well.  Glad to see he's basically the same car with a few CGI modifications and not some new style Beetle or anything.

Should be a fun summer movie...

Jeff
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on March 14, 2005, 10:19 AM
Herbie was R2 before R2 was R2, if you catch my drift
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on March 19, 2005, 04:27 AM
Took in Ring Two today. Could hardly follow the movie since I was so pissed off at the idiot 13 year old Catholic School girls screaming and talking through the whole thing... a good two rows worth of 'em.

From what I could tell, if you liked the first one, you're in good shape with this follow-up. Good atmosphere and doesn't go for cheap scares. It didn't do much for me, but neither did the first.

My viewing today has made me arrive at two conclusions:

1) All movies should be rated R to cut down on annoyances to me. All movies, regardless of content, should have a pre-credit sequence that has two uses of the word "****" and a major artery spewing blood, just so it will be rated R. This will cut down on idiot kids coming in and bother me.

2) Catholic school girls are annoying, and need to shut up. Don't they have nuns that beat them anymore?




Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on March 19, 2005, 06:50 PM
2) Catholic school girls are annoying, and need to shut up. Don't they have nuns that beat them anymore?

Nope. They stopped doing that sometime in the 70s.

 8)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on March 20, 2005, 01:30 AM
Some things need to come back into fashion. I've never experienced a worse trip to the theater. Lame.

Anyway, is anyone excited about Sin City? It can either be a complete triumph or utter disaster. Considering Robert Rodriguez hasn't done anything worth a damn since Desperado, and has become George Lucas's digital film lapdog, I'm nervous but hopeful. There's a making-of fluff piece on Yahoo at the moment here (http://movies.yahoo.com/movies/feature/sincity.html) that shows how faithful it is to the graphic novels.

Everyone seems to be all about this:
(http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/dimension_films/sin_city/jessica_alba/sincity2.jpg)

but its Rosario Dawson for me:
(http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/dimension_films/sin_city/_group_photos/clive_owen2.jpg)
(http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/dimension_films/sin_city/rosario_dawson/sincity.jpg)

 :)

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 20, 2005, 03:09 AM
I caught Robots on Friday...  I found it to be quite good, but not the best in this sort of 3-D film genre that appeals to adults and kids alike (Clumping things like Shrek, Ice Age, and Toy Story together regardless of who makes them).

It's got little SW quirks...  Though not many.  It's ok though, and had me laughing.  It kept my gf's 2 sons and their 2 friends entertained as well, probably moreso than myself, but the film wasn't bad it just didn't have as many adult jokes as other films like this have in the past.  Felt it was much more slanted to the kids than the big kids.

My highlight was the E3 trailer...  Whoa mama!

But, anyway, I came away with another gripe to add to Jared's ones up there...

3) You should be allowed to punch parents that ENCOURAGE their kid(s) to talk.  Some woman beside me did just that with 2 children ENTIRELY too young to take to the theatre (one required sitting on this woman's lap through the film).  At a toon I expect a certain level of chatter, but this woman literally held conversations about the film with her kids (or grandkids, she looked too old to have kids that young) throughout the film, start to finish.

And worst of all, in the SW trailer too.   >:(

Can't fault the kids here...  But if I could've bitch slapped the parental unit and gotten away with it..  well that thought crossed my mind more than once.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darby on March 20, 2005, 04:16 AM
I'm pretty excited about Sin City.  It's part of my SW Midnight Madness battle plan.  9 PM show of Sin City, walk over to the WM afterwards and get in line.   :)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Angry Ewok on March 20, 2005, 04:31 AM
Ring Two sucked. Alot of it was spooky, several parts were scary, but as a movie it just sucked. 30 minutes into the movie I wished I had stayed home or seen Passion of the Christ RECUT or something.

Just being a sarcastic ******* about the Passion Recut thing. Sorry.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on April 1, 2005, 11:05 PM
Sin City kicked ass.

If you don't spend too much this weekend, go see this flick.
 :o
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on April 3, 2005, 05:39 PM
Sin City kicked ass.

If you don't spend too much this weekend, go see this flick.
 :o

I'll second that, enthusiastically.  :)  Even it wasn't a visual treat (which it is), the stories and characters are so interesting it would still be a great movie. The actors all seem to "get" the material and chomp on the pulpy dialog just right. I think Mickey Rourke managed a Pulp Fiction Travolta-like career resuscitation.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory Chaos on April 4, 2005, 02:30 PM
"Sin City" was incredible, IMO. It worked on pretty much every level for me. The only thing I was perplexed by was Josh Hartnett/The Man, and his involvement. He brought the story full circle, at the same time, there was no real "closure".

I could appreciate the pulp comic story approach, with the random collection of stories. I remember you mentioning, Rob, that the movie really didn't have a point. I found it to be more or less, like I had said, a collection of "tales" all pertaining to (Ba)sin City. I'm not big on film noir, but its influence is all over the place.

Solid stuff, and while I'm not an avid fan of Miller's or comics in general, having known about his artistic style, and having observed it, I think it carried over pretty well onto the silver screen.

..and yes, Mickey Rourke was just unbelievable, and Nick Stahl impressed me as well. The most unlikely of actors really drove this one home for me. I'm hoping for a Director's Cut, if not an Extended version.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jjks on April 4, 2005, 02:36 PM
I was lamenting on 'Scum earlier that I was wondering what Cory's views on Sin City would be, and here it is!

I agree with him pretty much 100%  ;D

I went in not knowing much about Frank Miller or Sin City (other than his overall style), and really enjoyed it. I was also a little confused by Josh Harnett's character. He did serve a purpose in linking the end with the beginning, but I'm still not very clear on who he was supposed to be. Anyone who reads the novels care to enlighten me (if he's even in the comics)?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediMAC on April 4, 2005, 02:41 PM
I agree with him pretty much 100%  ;D

 :o

Not sure what to say to that!  Nice to finally see some agreement on a flick for once though...   8)

Would I sound like a total perv if I asked if Alba busts out in the flick?  If so, nevermind.   :P

We'll probably check it out sometime this week, as we've both been hearing really great things about it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory Chaos on April 4, 2005, 02:43 PM
Over at KillerMovies, the speculation was that he was a hitman. Given the opening scene, and the look on Becky's face when he spoke to her, before the film ended with the elevator doors closing. She knew what was up.

I won't spoil any of Alba's "exposure" for you guys, but I now know what could have kept "Karen Sisco" on the air indefinately.  :D

I'm lookin' forward to seeing it again this week, after a little research.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on April 9, 2005, 07:22 PM
I'll be checking out Sin City tonight, first flick I've seen in the theater since The Incredibles.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on April 10, 2005, 10:57 AM
My friend and I saw Sin City last night and wow, great flick. Mickey Rourke was super and seeing Rutger Hauer was a pleasent surprise even tho it was a small part. The chicks were well nice.  (http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/drool1.gif)

Seeing the E3 trailer again was awesome, my friend never saw it before and just sat there stunned.  ;D

I highly recommend Sin City and like Cory mentioned, a Director's Cut or Extended version will be something to look forward too, definitely on my list.  8)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on April 12, 2005, 02:12 AM
Man was this wicked awsome. Sin City blew me away, so different from what I expected, and yet I loved it to the bone. Marv was so great. He seriously made this movie what it was. And what a cast! Holy crow, so many gorgeous actors, and beautiful filming and design. I'm gonna pick up the charachters from this movie, sans Yellow Bastard. Ugly ugly ugly. :-X

"I took away his weapons. Both of them."

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darthshader on April 14, 2005, 07:49 AM
Just saw Sin City this week, and all I can say is, WOW! :o

That was a great ride! 8)

Hope to see a collector edition DVD for this one.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory Chaos on April 14, 2005, 07:21 PM
I'm by no means a Ryan Reynolds fan, but with an R rating, "Amityville" looks somewhat promising. Just try and black out the other 4 horrendous stains on the namesake, and things should be peachy.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on April 14, 2005, 09:35 PM
I am officially calling bull****:

(http://www.cinescape.com/multimedia/Master_Site/Movies/Master_SiteArticle294151.jpg)

bull****. bull****, I say.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 14, 2005, 10:34 PM
Um, anyway...
I saw "Fever Pitch", not very impressed... but I'm sure most of you guys are just DYING to go see it anyway...
I need to see "Sin City"- maybe Saturday morning...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on April 14, 2005, 10:41 PM
Um, anyway...

What, calling out rubbish casting for a rubbish 2005 movie isn't valid subject matter?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on April 14, 2005, 10:47 PM
Dude, it has Knoxville!

It's gonna rule! :o

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 14, 2005, 11:01 PM
Um, anyway...

What, calling out rubbish casting for a rubbish 2005 movie isn't valid subject matter?
I just have *****'s there, I don't even know what you were trying to say!!
I just figured it was another "hottie" type thing...
I don't think they are trying to make an Oscar caliber film there...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on April 14, 2005, 11:25 PM
Sorry about that... I'm a little hotwired today.  :-\

I was calling BS on her as Daisy Duke. I mean, at the very least she could have gotten into the role a tiny bit, being that Daisy is a 70's icon, and gone brunette for the part. I know it is supposed to be a stupid summer movie, but there should be at least a tiny bit of effort to make a proper homage. That's not Daisy Duke. That's Jessica Simpson wearing Daisy Dukes. Bah.

I shall now go chill out.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on April 15, 2005, 12:49 AM
I went and saw Downfall a few weeks ago - very incredible film, I recommend it highly, especially if you're at all interested in WWII.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Deanpaul on April 15, 2005, 12:55 AM
That's Jessica Simpson wearing Daisy Dukes. Bah.

I shall now go chill out.


I'm with you Jared.

I hate her as Daisy only slightly more than I hate her as Jessica, which is a lot.

I'm not going to see this movie, unless I'm stuck in a hotel on business without a rental car and no change for the vending machine and it's the only thing on the piece of crap television in the room... and the wifi is down.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on April 15, 2005, 02:40 PM
Yeah, Dukes looks like a cheesy movie but Knoxville and that other dude from American Pie are pretty funny.

And Jess is easy on the eyes  :o

I admit, I'll rent this when it comes out.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 16, 2005, 10:51 PM
Saw "Sin City", well, around 1/3rd of it anyway... I don't like gory violence, so I didn't watch a lot of it... Visually, from what I saw, it was really cool, and I liked the plot elements, but just not the gore...
Then I saw "The Upside of Anger"- which is w/ Kevin Costner and Joan Allen- and I really enjoyed that... it's a drama-dy...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: CHEWIE on April 17, 2005, 12:14 AM
I love Jessica.  Goofy, blonde and sexy.

Anyways, I saw Amityville tonight - not too bad!  Very sick, kinda scary.  Definitely scared the hell out of my wife.

This was probably the best horror flick I've seen in quite some time.

Ryan Reynolds was a great in it.

 :P
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 19, 2005, 03:52 PM
I finally saw Sin City this weekend and loved it! I'm not so much into gore or violence or comic book movies for the sake of their respective genera's. I'm just into good movies and this was that in spades. I was very surprised that I found myself liking the Micky Rourke segment the best.

Next up, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on April 29, 2005, 12:12 AM
For the love of God, please go see Napolean Dynomite. Funniest show of the year, yes, funnier than Anchorman.

Hey Brad, I finally saw this last month.  It was funnier than anchorman.  But the real big news is not that I have no life, its this sweet bit...

http://spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=12577
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on April 29, 2005, 12:15 AM
UGH! Not better than Anchorman!!!

"I killed a man!"

"I know, I saw!"

"With a Trident!"

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on April 29, 2005, 10:08 PM
Caught Hitchhiker's Guide this afternoon. It's a solid B and mostly for Douglas Adams fans, and even then there will be plenty of complaints about things that have been abridged, altered, or made moviegoer-friendly. Anyone else will probably be scratching their heads through most of the movie.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on April 30, 2005, 02:35 PM
I didn't scratch my head. I never read the books, so I just sat back and enjoyed the flick.

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on April 30, 2005, 04:03 PM
That's good to hear. The theater I was in was deadly quiet during sequences I would have thought funny, or even just memorable. It was one of those times where I felt I was liking something 98% of people surrounding me hated.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on April 30, 2005, 04:52 PM
It was one of those times where I felt I was liking something 98% of people surrounding me hated.

Kind of like that one time in Prison? :P

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on May 2, 2005, 09:17 AM
I'm kind of interested in seeing this film too, from what I've read online and seen in the trailers...but I was curious if I would just be lost since I haven't read the books.  I heard this morning that it finished #1 at the box office for the weekend, so that's good to hear.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Bob Crane on May 2, 2005, 01:06 PM
Hitchhikers kinda sucked because it wasn’t funny, the only people laughing in the theatre were two older SF-filking type ladies.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on June 17, 2005, 10:11 PM
Has anyone seen Batman Begins yet? Any personal reviews?

I'm hoping to catch this flick in a couple of weeks.  8)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on June 17, 2005, 10:30 PM
I have a poorly-worded review stuck on my blog (which can be accessed by hitting that little homepage thingy, if you're curious).

But to cut to the chase, I loved this flick. Batman is positively scary in some parts, plus there's no Clooney, Bat-butts, or Bat-nipples.  :)  ;D

I want a Tumbler for myself now.

I even got one of those "Who's Your Daddy?" posters. Glee!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: SilverZ on June 17, 2005, 11:37 PM
I saw it too, and I totally agree with that comment about Batman actually being scary. Batman shows up on scene and swallows his enemies into the darkness. It's somewhat similar to Alien. Lots of fear of what you can't see, at least throught the eyes of the criminals he confronts.

The origin story was done very well, too, I thought. What you see and learn adds a ton to both the Bruce Wayne character and the Batman mystique. I'm a little surprised that this is a part of the movie that critics seem to really attack. They complain that comic book movies should forego over-the-top antics and formulaic action, and then when an origin story diverges from the new X-men and Spider-Man style of character background development, they moan that it takes too long for Batman to show up and beat people up.

The cast (except for media-manipulating Katie Holmes) is great, especially Michael Caine. What a total surprise. Alfred has a real backbone.

I have some nitpicks, mainly about the score and some of the later fight choreography and how it was shot, but none of it stops this from being the best Batman movie by a long shot.  I was completely not interested in the movie and came up pumped up and wanting to see more.  :)

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Dimetrodon on June 18, 2005, 01:30 AM
I avoided the spoilers for this one minus knowing that scarecrow and ras al'ghul were in it, but that's nothign too special to hide.

I wasn't frightened during any scenes inthe movie, but that's not to say some people won't be.

I'm not too keen when an origin is changed for an iconic hero, but this movie did Wayne well, just as spiderman did with Parker.

My one big complain is about the music also, not to say it was a bad score though. By all means I liked  it, but at times it seemed to repeat itself. It also lacked the classic batman theme music of the first two movies and cartoon... I'd have liked to hear it as a "music cameo"
I guess it's just hard to outdo Elfman (if that was the goal anyway)

The action scenes were done well, but somewhat suffered the Jason Bourne dealie...
where the camera is shaky enough that it may be hard to tell what is happening. But it also puts you in a thugs place, seeing what they might see in a blur of "batmovement"

i think the typing of that word marks the end of my review..  :P

Overall, I highly enjoyed it and think most anyone would too.
Go see it  :D

- Dimetrodon

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on June 19, 2005, 04:20 AM
Worst review ever. (http://www.observer.com/pages/onthetown.asp)

I think this guy is just hating on the flick for the attention. And since I linked to it and I'm all hopped up on caffiene, I'm going to be giving him that which he craves while tearing apart his little piece:

Quote
Batman Begins is for morons.

Nice. I'll bet this guy's dream job is to write the "for Dummies" books.

Quote
The film has no interesting villains. No Catwoman, no Mr. Freeze, no Penguin, no Poison Ivy, no Batgirl.

I'll bet he thinks Batman & Robin is a great flick.

Quote
This is the fifth of the big-budget Batman flicks...and they’ve saved the worst for last.

I was going to tear him a new one for this line, but since he seems to be talking out his ass, I'll let it go. I don't think he understands that this is the start of a new series.

Quote
Nothing about the relationship between Batman and his adoring young sidekick-***-roommate-***-jailbait Robin, although their dark Bat Cave does have only one bedroom and … but I’m getting ahead of myself.

I never did read the Batman comics from the 30s and 40s, but I'm pretty sure Batman didn't have Robin around till sometime in the 40s, well after he had "begun", but I think this guy just threw that in there for the schlock value.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 19, 2005, 04:50 PM
I have yet to see Batman Begins, but it's high on my list. I did see Mr. and Mrs. Smith last night and I have to say that I really enjoyed it. I thinks it's worth checking out.

But the film I'm raving about is Crash. Oh My God! It was fantastic. There are two scenes in that movie that are so masterfully done, that I just sit and think in awe of them. It really moved me and deserves high marks this comming awards season.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Bob Crane on June 19, 2005, 09:52 PM
Worst casting choice since De Niro as frankenstein:

(http://www2.warnerbros.com/dukesofhazzard/img/photos/fullsize/dukes_photo5.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on June 20, 2005, 09:27 AM
We went and saw Batman Begins this weekend, and I really thought it was quite good.  The Mrs. liked it as well.  To me, this is far and away the best of the Batman films, and I hope they continue to make more with this same cast/team.  I thought Bale did a very nice job as Bruce and Batman, and the supporting cast (Neeson, Freeman, Caine, Oldham, Murphy) were all very good as well.  Although it seems opinions vary wildly on the new Tumbler Batmobile, I thought it was quite cool.  To me, it kind of made me feel like a kid at the movies again, just basically thinking "cool, I want one of those" when seeing it on screen.  I think this is actually my favorite Batmobile now, it is quite cool in the film.  I hope this movie does well enough to warrant some sequels, because they sure set one up nicely at the end.  Overall, I thought the movie was great...and a nice revamp of the Batman franchise.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Bob Crane on June 20, 2005, 04:51 PM
Batman Begins was awesome, Nolan knew what he was doing- second best film of the year.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on June 20, 2005, 05:03 PM
Batman Begins was awesome, Nolan knew what he was doing- second best film of the year.
Behind what?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Bob Crane on June 20, 2005, 07:11 PM
Batman Begins was awesome, Nolan knew what he was doing- second best film of the year.
Behind what?

Sin City was a very gratifying movie; pretty darn perfect. Rutger Hauer’s having a good comeback as a character actor.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory Chaos on June 20, 2005, 07:17 PM
"Batman Begins" was spiffy. I won't bore you with my review. It's a shame in that independent cinema's going to lose one of its shining stars in Bale. Here's to hoping Sarsgaard doesn't blow up.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Dimetrodon on June 22, 2005, 04:01 AM
Ghostrider is not to come out till next year, but I came across thsi pciture today at superherohype. It appears to be soem sort of early renderign of the character, and well, Damn!

He's basically a normal guy (jonny blaze) who is possessed by a demon at night. He protects the innocent from the evil. Looking into their eyes he uses his Penance Stare and makes them feel the sins and bad they have done in an instant. not to mention he beats the crap out of people, and rides an indestructible motorcycle of hellfire.

(http://x4f.xanga.com/9d784656704328500848/b6646895.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on June 22, 2005, 04:03 AM
That's a pretty red x, but I've seen the pic in question.

I think the skull needs a little work, but that's just based on that one pic. The bike kicks ass, though.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Dimetrodon on June 22, 2005, 04:05 AM
That's a pretty red x, but I've seen the pic in question.

I think the skull needs a little work, but that's just based on that one pic. The bike kicks ass, though.
what red x?  ;D


I can agree a bit on the skull, the eyes are right their evil look and all, but the skull is on the thin side methinks.
I almost wonder if they used cat scans or x-rays of nick cage to make it, heh.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on June 22, 2005, 05:05 AM
I was hoping that there wouldn't be anything in the eye sockets, looking something like this:

(http://img300.echo.cx/img300/3038/ghostrider4vb.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Bob Crane on June 22, 2005, 11:11 AM
Why can't Nicolas Cage just die or something?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Dimetrodon on June 23, 2005, 01:25 AM
actually there is nothing in the sockets. his eyes only glow like that when he does the penance stare.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on June 24, 2005, 09:05 AM
Statler and Waldorf Review Movies (http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Movies/06/24/film.muppets.reut/index.html)  Sounds like via Movies.com, the old men from the Muppets will be doing movie reviews.  Although many reviews don't necessarily mean anything, I think I'd enjoy watching these two review movies.  Always a fan of the old Muppet show when I was a kid (and now), and glad to see them starting to come back a little bit now.  Might be interesting to see.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jim on June 24, 2005, 10:55 AM
Statler and Waldorf Review Movies (http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Movies/06/24/film.muppets.reut/index.html)  Sounds like via Movies.com, the old men from the Muppets will be doing movie reviews.  Although many reviews don't necessarily mean anything, I think I'd enjoy watching these two review movies.  Always a fan of the old Muppet show when I was a kid (and now), and glad to see them starting to come back a little bit now.  Might be interesting to see.

On a side note, the Muppets season 1 is due out soon.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Dimetrodon on June 24, 2005, 02:26 PM
Thats pretty good to now. I miss the old muppets.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on June 27, 2005, 03:28 PM
King Kong trailer tonight. (http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050617/laf009.html?.v=13)

Plus, I saw a shot of Kong's face on USA Today's front page. He looks like this. (http://www.theonering.net/scrapbook/view/15938)

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JayDouble on June 27, 2005, 09:02 PM
King Kong trailer tonight. (http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050617/laf009.html?.v=13)

Plus, I saw a shot of Kong's face on USA Today's front page. He looks like this. (http://www.theonering.net/scrapbook/view/15938)



Trailer is up at volkswagen: King Kong (http://www.kingkongmovie.com/ef239524432ba87f1ca8f70eed4b1fa7/en_splash.html)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on June 27, 2005, 10:08 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Mikey D on June 28, 2005, 07:44 AM
Dinos, giant bugs, hot chicks and a big ape.  Sounds like a perfect movie to me  ;)

Can't wait.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on June 28, 2005, 08:54 AM
Oh boy!   8)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on June 28, 2005, 11:43 AM
Eh, looks okay.  Definitely a renter for me.

I saw Batman Begins last Sat. - man, oh man, this is the movie to see this summer.  Dare I say better than ROTS!

Batman is officially redeemed - good stuff.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Dimetrodon on June 28, 2005, 05:02 PM
I like your avatar of Walter, thats great.

Saw the Kong Trailer last night, and I am impressed.
At first I thought it insane to remake such a classic, especially after other attempts failed.
But this looks like it will be quite good.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on June 29, 2005, 01:30 PM
One of my fav movies!   ;D

"Am I the only one who gives a **** about the rules!"

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Diddly on June 29, 2005, 07:00 PM
Saw War of the Worlds today. Good stuff. Though there was some retard that kept laughing at every part.

Now I need to get out and see Batman.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on June 29, 2005, 07:10 PM
Now I need to get out and see Batman.


"I'm Batman."

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JayDouble on June 29, 2005, 11:19 PM
Saw War of the Worlds today. Good stuff. Though there was some retard that kept laughing at every part.

I saw it today also.  Pretty entertaining.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on June 29, 2005, 11:22 PM
I have plans to see this with a homie of mine tommorow.

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Dimetrodon on June 30, 2005, 12:42 AM
Saw War of the Worlds not long ago.

sappy ending, but otherwise quite interesting and enjoyable.

Get out there and see it!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: speedermike on June 30, 2005, 09:59 AM
I thoght that WotW was one of the creepiest films I've ever seen.  I was really showcked at how violent and brutal it was.

As far as the sappy ending, I'm glad the Speilberg sticks to his guns. It seems that people these days want down endings, but he doesn't care, and does it his way.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on June 30, 2005, 12:23 PM
Saw War of the Worlds today. Good stuff. Though there was some retard that kept laughing at every part.

Now I need to get out and see Batman.

Yes, you do.

It kicks ass!

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Angry Ewok on June 30, 2005, 12:37 PM
Saw War of the Worlds, last night. I found it terribly depressing, but I suppose I'm weird - while I was cringing at all of the panic and whatnot, alot of people laughed. Weird how some folks can laugh at some of this stuff.

Gonna see Batman tomorrow.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 30, 2005, 01:07 PM
As far as the sappy ending, I'm glad the Speilberg sticks to his guns. It seems that people these days want down endings, but he doesn't care, and does it his way.

*****SPOILER*****



I think people want realistic endings, one fitting of the film just viewed. We had just watched 90 minuties of the human race being exteminated starting with big cities like Boston. Everyone was on a run for their lives, and here are four people who looked like they just stayed at home and watched the caos from the windows. Definately a questionable artistic decision, but not a questionable studio decision. I'm not arguing that the familiy should have died, I just think they could have at least showed that they had gone through hell too. I expect better from Spielberg.



*****End Spoiler*****


Overall I liked it though, very intense for me.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory Chaos on June 30, 2005, 01:52 PM
WOTW was underwhelming to me. The Tri-pods did nothing for me, Dakota Fanning was relegated to being a whiny kid which is uncharacteristic, it had some moments of good humor under pressure to break the tension, and some nice cinematography in the sweeps, but overall, Iwas really let down.

The Byron Haskins version runs circles around this one.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on July 1, 2005, 11:10 PM
I really hope the Thing suit doesn't look this bad in the rest of the movie. (http://movies.yahoo.com/mv/mf/frame?theme=minfo&lid=wmv-56-p.1367434-149690,wmv-100-p.1367435-149690,wmv-300-p.1367436-149690,wmv-700-p.1367437-149690&id=1808403968&f=1808403968&mspid=1808699711&type=c&a=0,15)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 2, 2005, 04:12 PM
I finally saw Batman, I was very impressed. I thought it was very tight and very well done. I have no complaints.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on July 2, 2005, 05:19 PM
Against my usual policy, I'm going to repost my post from another message board on the subject here:

It was a tense movie, but it was a VERY tense movie because it put you back into a similar place to where you were on September 11th; under attack, no idea what's going on, no idea when it will stop, learning about the serious reality of your situation as you go along, our cities being destroyed etc... A lot of the images of people doing anything they can to survive were similar to what we saw on that day, like people jumping off of the pier to drown in the water because they had no choice with the aliens behind them was remniscent of the people who were jumping out of the trade center when it was on fire behind them.

Obviously it is a totally difference scenario than 911, but the story has enough basic parallels that on some subconscious level it freaks you out by reminding you of how you felt on that day. I'm pretty sure that (at least for me) people wouldn't be as freaked out if that movie had come out 5 years ago.

Also, did anyone catch what I'm convinced was a Christian Boltansky reference when the clothes were all falling from the sky?

I enjoyed it a whole lot, the plot holes were minor and inconsequential as far as I'm concerned. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Dimetrodon on July 3, 2005, 01:53 AM
I really hope the Thing suit doesn't look this bad in the rest of the movie. (http://movies.yahoo.com/mv/mf/frame?theme=minfo&lid=wmv-56-p.1367434-149690,wmv-100-p.1367435-149690,wmv-300-p.1367436-149690,wmv-700-p.1367437-149690&id=1808403968&f=1808403968&mspid=1808699711&type=c&a=0,15)

in a still he looks ok, but when he moves around he doesn't lok like a rock man.
btw that scene was pretty funny.

I have mixed thoughtfor this movie, I want it to be good but don't think it will be.. i hope I enjoy it nonetheless
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on July 3, 2005, 03:36 AM
I'm of the same mind. As long as I enjoy it, it's good.  :)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Bob Crane on July 3, 2005, 07:47 PM
I just watched Enki Bilal’s “Immortel”; a film based on his “Gods in Chaos” graphic novel and it was wicked. This is kinda one of those dream movies for me, as I admired the original source when it debuted in the 80’s and always thought Bilal’s surreal images would make a great film. Bilal’s designs are as original now as they were 20 years ago and his story is still fresh as well, be forewarned that the effects are slightly better than some video games as this is a meager-budget effort… but the attention to detail and faithful adaptation really set it above the rest in the cyberpunk film genre. Recommended to those who dig Blade Runner and 1980’s Heavy Metal comics.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on July 3, 2005, 08:42 PM
Glad to hear that you thought Immortel was good.  I'd seen a trailer a year ago and just picked it up when it came out the other week.  I'd planned on watching in sometime this week.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on July 5, 2005, 01:32 PM
WOTW was underwhelming to me. The Tri-pods did nothing for me, Dakota Fanning was relegated to being a whiny kid which is uncharacteristic, it had some moments of good humor under pressure to break the tension, and some nice cinematography in the sweeps, but overall, Iwas really let down.

The Byron Haskins version runs circles around this one.

I would agree (can't comment on the last sentence though).

I was underwelmed - really not much happened throughout the movie.  Maybe I would've enjoyed it more if I had seen the original first.

Some of it may be related to Tom's publicity stunts - it's hard to watch the movie because I was constantly thinking of his views on scientology, his obsession with Katie, etc. etc.

It's pretty bad when you can't even watch a movie to escape reality because of the actor's behavior outside of the movie realm.

Nobody cares that you're in love and that scientology rocks - leave it behind closed doors.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on July 5, 2005, 03:50 PM
It seems like WOTW reviews are kind of all over the place.  Most of the "official reviewer" reviews have seemed generally positive, although Roger Ebert didn't seem to like it much.  From casual viewers, it sounds like many liked it overall, although they weren't big fans of the ending.  Not sure if I'll catch this one in the theatre or not, but will definitely rent it.  Hope to go see ROTS again this weekend, and I definitely want to see Fantastic Four as well.  It seems like the general opinion is down a bit on F4, but I'm really looking forward to it.  Just to see the movie make it to the big screen is exciting to me.  Like some of you mentioned, I'm just looking to be entertained...it doesn't have to be Shakespeare :).  Hopefully it turns out pretty good and does well so we can see at least one more in the future.  I guess I'm just a sucker for a comic movie most of the time though.  With Spidey, X-Men, F4, Batman...and coming up Superman...most of my childhood favorites are being brought to life on the big screen.  Makes me feel like a big kid :P.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Bob Crane on July 5, 2005, 04:05 PM
Quote
It seems like WOTW reviews are kind of all over the place.
A friend of mine had this to say, "it's a good movie... if you're an old housewife"

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It seems like the general opinion is down a bit on F4
No surprise there, trailer looks like solid matter discharged from an animal's alimentary canal.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 9, 2005, 03:21 AM
I just saw WOTW tonight and it was better than I expected.  :o   8)  I'll be seeing it again.  :P

When they come out with the model kit of the Tripod ship, I'll be all over it and it will look nice next to my 1953 version.  ;D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Diddly on July 9, 2005, 03:25 AM
Any thought on Fantastic Four? I've been hearing mixed reviews so far. Some people on other forums I visit have enjoyed it, others have trashed it. Nobody thinks it's better than Batman though.

I'm still looking for time to go see both of them (B:B and F4).
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on July 9, 2005, 08:29 PM
Fantastic 4 was...dare I say Fan-I'll stop.

But, it was enjoyable, and I loved it. Just like the comics.

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Dimetrodon on July 10, 2005, 01:27 AM
Fantastic Four was by no means a horrible movie, and no a great movie either.

I would rate it inbetween Spiderman and Batman Forever. The begining was strong, and the climax was pretty good, but the middle part of the movie was just  a little boring, and lagging at times. Surprisingly enough the Thing was one of the best parts of the whole movie, very well done. Dr. Doom was possibly the worst part of the movie. But really overall, its enjoyable. One thign I don't think msot reviewers understand is the comic was always cheesy and campy as wella s this film.. whatever..

***Spoilers***

They made Doom him into an organic metal man, like a permanent colossus from x-men. And he also could control lightning and electricity... whatever... even after he was scarred he didn't cover up his face till later when the scar got bigger...whatever..
he was just lame, and not wll done as a character himself with his scenes...
I'd have rather seen the puppetmaster or suerskrull as a badguy. hehe..
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JayDouble on July 10, 2005, 02:16 AM
I didn't know Matt and George are in Wedding Crashers (http://www.weddingcrashersmovie.com/crashthistrailer/index.htm?id=22570).   ;D :P
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Dimetrodon on July 10, 2005, 08:22 AM
WTF.. lol  ;D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on July 10, 2005, 09:59 PM
***Spoilers for Fan4***


I loved all the refrences to Latvia, and the fact that his mask was present before he chose to wear it.

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on July 11, 2005, 09:49 AM
Caught Fantastic Four on Saturday, and I have to say that I enjoyed it.  Bear in mind that I am a fan of the comic book, so I was just happy to see it brought to the big screen in the first place.  I think the generally poor reviews that have been out are maybe a little overly harsh.  I will admit that to me, it isn't on the level of the Spidey and X-Men films (or Batman Begins for that matter), but it was a fun movie...and entertaining.  I'm glad that it appears that it did well enough to warrant a sequel (hopefully a couple), and they should be able to get into more action/battles in the next installment.  The highlights of the film were definitely Johnny/Human Torch (effects were pretty good I thought), as well as Ben/Thing (suit didn't bother me)....their banter back and forth was some of the funniest parts of the movie...and true to the characters.  Not too bad of a movie, better than I expected actually after reading some negative reviews of it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JayDouble on July 11, 2005, 08:12 PM
I saw F4 today and was pretty entertained.  I wish there was more action but I guess that's for the sequel or sequels.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory Chaos on July 12, 2005, 01:53 AM
Saw F4, and thought it was pretty solid overall. Concise backstory, fun devices to learn their individual powers, great humor, action packed climax, and it deserves the sequel it was left open for. Only gripe is that Julian McMahon wasn't menacing enough and his voice didn't fit the masked Doom character..at all. He sounded more like a television commercial voice actor.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Dimetrodon on July 12, 2005, 03:57 AM
Everyone keeps saying that about dooms voice, but it's not as though a persons vocie changes when they wear a mask anyway...

Let alone he is supposed to sound the way he does, at least in the comics. A relatively calm, and soemtiems demanding voice.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory Chaos on July 13, 2005, 09:22 PM
Everyone keeps saying that about dooms voice, but it's not as though a persons vocie changes when they wear a mask anyway...

Let alone he is supposed to sound the way he does, at least in the comics. A relatively calm, and soemtiems demanding voice.

Darth Vader, anyone?  ;D

Maybe J. Mac was just too casual when he was reading his lines, because he has a bland speaking voice for a villain.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 16, 2005, 03:11 AM
I saw FF tonight, most excellent. Way, way better than that other piece of **** from 1994!   ::)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on July 18, 2005, 02:35 PM
Wow...I hated FF.  The plot devices and jumps were horrible.  The characters were true to the comic for the most part except for the crap Doom backstory. 

WOTW on the other hand was great, I think Rob nailed it with the feeling of 9-11.  I thought the same thing through the whole movie.  What would you do if your city got nuked?  Where would you go?  What would it be like?  I thought it was very well done and enjoyed it quite a bit.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 19, 2005, 01:54 AM
I saw F4 this weekend. I checked my brain at the door and was very entertained. I wasn't looking for Batman Begins quality, so that's why it worked for me. Sure there were some gapping plot holes snd I felt they could have been a little smarted about how they figured out they had certain powers, but what's wrong with making a fun popcorn movie?

I also went to see Cinderella Man, but the screening got canceled because Charlie and Wedding Crashers were doing so well, so I saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in stead. :P  I'm a big fan of the original, but I have to say the new one is very good and it is it's own movie. Every time I said to myself, well, I like they way the original did this and that, the new one put it's own twist in that made it appealing on another level. Sure it misses a lot of the magic the original held, but it has it's own magic and I have to give a hats off to Tim Burton for pulling it off. The Original is still a better movie IMO though, and I thought Depps performance worked.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory Chaos on July 23, 2005, 12:47 PM
Caught "Hustle and Flow" yesterday, thought it was brilliant, and Terrence Howard's on his way up. I think what I liked most about it was the portrayal of D-Jay as a pimp. He wasn't satisifed with his position, had a lot of ambition, and was actually quite intelligent. The film bucked a lot of trends that are otherwise imposed on us through music videos, which usually glorify the lifestyle. It was very "real", IMO.

Also saw "The Devil's Rejects". It's a totally different approach to filmmaking than "House of 1,000 Corpses", and this is very much a Western/Revenge flick. The characters aren't as campy, except Captain Spaulding, the Firefly family is made out to be a lot more depraved than we first thought, and overall, this is a uber-violent film. Some sexuality that was somewhat immature and out of place, but otherwise, it's a more mature flick from Zombie. Also, William Forsythe was straight up bad-ass, and anyone who sees it will agree.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Bob Crane on July 29, 2005, 12:28 AM
Cine… I think you’re brilliant.

This one’s for all you guys who thought the FF movie was a pretty decent representation of the comic  ;):
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-74-Mego-8-Mr-Fantastic-Fantastic-4_W0QQitemZ5990161439QQcategoryZ1169QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on July 29, 2005, 01:36 AM
Also, William Forsythe was straight up bad-ass, and anyone who sees it will agree.

I know it's going to sound like I'm saying this just to disagree with you...again... but I thought that his was the only ridiculously over-the-top, unbelievable, poorly acted character in and otherwise very well done movie.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Bob Crane on July 29, 2005, 01:41 AM
Yah, man- you guys should do like a Siskel & Ebert... Zod, you could be Siskel, you're avatar would compliment it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on July 29, 2005, 02:06 AM
Yeah but Corey and I disagree so often that no movie would ever be able to get two thumbs up.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory Chaos on July 29, 2005, 03:30 PM
Also, William Forsythe was straight up bad-ass, and anyone who sees it will agree.

I know it's going to sound like I'm saying this just to disagree with you...again... but I thought that his was the only ridiculously over-the-top, unbelievable, poorly acted character in and otherwise very well done movie.



That's fine. I don't think he was "over the top". necessarily. Any scenes in particular you can cite where you thought he was over-acting? I'm just curious, because taking in all the variables, it feels as if that method was kind of called for, and that he provided the greatest tension throughout the whole film. Namely, the picture torture and Mama Firefly jail scenes.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jeff on July 29, 2005, 03:41 PM
the Firefly family is made out to be a lot more depraved than we first thought, and overall, this is a uber-violent film.

I heard from a friend who said that Zombie's new flick was horrible - he said something about uber-violence being so disgusting it made him sick and he could hardly watch it.  (http://www.jedidefender.com/images/newsicons/icon16.gif)

Is it really bloody-violent (blood squirting), sexually-violent (rape/torture), or gross violent (innards expodingout out of body holes?

For some reason, I can tolerate a little "bloody-violence" in a movie, but the other two types will turn me off even the most brilliant movie.  I didn't mind the blood-shed in "Kill Bill" for example, but I get grossed out at a lot of other horror movies.   :-\
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory Chaos on July 29, 2005, 04:04 PM

I heard from a friend who said that Zombie's new flick was horrible - he said something about uber-violence being so disgusting it made him sick and he could hardly watch it.  (http://www.jedidefender.com/images/newsicons/icon16.gif)

Is it really bloody-violent (blood squirting), sexually-violent (rape/torture), or gross violent (innards expodingout out of body holes?

For some reason, I can tolerate a little "bloody-violence" in a movie, but the other two types will turn me off even the most brilliant movie.  I didn't mind the blood-shed in "Kill Bill" for example, but I get grossed out at a lot of other horror movies.   :-\


It's in the same vein as "Haute Tension", being a mainstream exploitation/revenge flick. I was joking with my movie friends at KMC about the MPAA having a horror buff on their panel because what movies are getting away with these days is RIDICULOUS!

It's no "I Spit On Your Grave" by any means, but there are some disturbing scenes, not necessarily gory, just violent. It's a strong film, and naturally, I'm jaded, so I can't necessarily recommend it to everyone.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on July 29, 2005, 04:14 PM
Is it really bloody-violent (blood squirting), sexually-violent (rape/torture), or gross violent (innards expodingout out of body holes?

Yes.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on July 29, 2005, 04:15 PM
Any scenes in particular you can cite where you thought he was over-acting?

Not really, I've only seen it once - it was just the impression that I got...that he was always too tensed up, too dramatic, making too many faces, delivering his lines with too much intensity and too much flair.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jeff on July 29, 2005, 04:20 PM
Well then I guess I'll play it safe and pass on it in favor of something easier on the eyes -

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-05/stealth.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory Chaos on July 29, 2005, 09:59 PM
"Stealth" looks to be essentially "Top Gun" meets "2001", where a plane becomes self aware and does its own thing. Besides, Jessica Biel's a failed actress, IMO. Needs to re-join "7th Heaven", re-evaluate who she jobs for.

BTW, saw "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" this afternoon. Easily the worst movie I've seen all year, and probably in my Top 10 for worst ever.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jeff on July 29, 2005, 10:12 PM
"Stealth" looks to be essentially "Top Gun" meets "2001", where a plane becomes self aware and does its own thing. Besides, Jessica Biel's a failed actress, IMO. Needs to re-join "7th Heaven", re-evaluate who she jobs for.

You forgot to add...

"Stealth" looks to be essentially "Top Gun" meets "2001", with Jessical Biel in a bikini

I'm not going to see it for it's ground-breaking cinematography, I'm going to see it because IMHO, it looks like a "fun" movie. 

Jeff

ps.

I thought Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was really good.  I saw it, it was fun and I really enjoyed it - but then again I'm just a regular guy and not a part-time movie reviewer type guy.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on July 30, 2005, 12:13 AM
Saw Batman this week

It was good
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on July 30, 2005, 01:54 AM
BTW, saw "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" this afternoon. Easily the worst movie I've seen all year, and probably in my Top 10 for worst ever.

What a shocker...  I disagree again.  I thought the ending was a bit too happy, but other than that it was incredible - particularly every time Deep Roy was involved.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory Chaos on July 30, 2005, 11:25 AM
There were too many things wrong with "Charlie" for me to enjoy. First, a remake was totally unnecessary. Johnny Depp was horrible. He managed to evoke all the charisma of a quadriplegic mime. He came off like a paedophile with bad taste in dress, and his humor was just too immature to be funny. Especially the gags that weren't even funny the 2nd time around, slamming into things, etc. Ethnic Oompa Loompa's in shiny neon colored body suits with pony tails? Give me a ******* break, man. And the MUSICAL NUMBERS with electronic and Hip Hop music!? Did they get N'Sync to write these up for him?

Total and complete raping of the original. I mean, "Charlie" wasn't even the focus of the movie. It ended up being Wonka and his strained relations with his Dad.

All this of course, IMO.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory Chaos on July 30, 2005, 11:38 AM

I thought Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was really good.  I saw it, it was fun and I really enjoyed it - but then again I'm just a regular guy and not a part-time movie reviewer type guy.

I'm a regular guy too, I just watch a lot of movies. When somethings flaws are so obvious, it's kind of hard not to critique it. I mean, you guys might be easily amused, or not critical of what you watch. I am, and I still manage to enjoy myself. That's just me, and I'm not going to attack you for liking a movie I thought was horrible. This isn't Rebelscum.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 31, 2005, 06:01 AM
Has anyone seen Sky High yet, seems to be getting some good reviews.  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/nahrung/a070.gif)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Vator on July 31, 2005, 06:45 AM
In the past week:

Wedding Crashers- Entertaining and funny, very refreshing compared to some of its contemporaries.

The Devils Rejects- Great sequel to House of 1000 Corpses; really came out of it satisfied (I'm sorta violence jaded) and hoping Rob Zombie makes more movies.

Stealth- What a fun movie for a military enthusiast! Lots of little bits that make it worth it really (North Korean uniforms/tech). I didn't really feel for any of the characters, other than EDI. Brings up the interesting question of artifical life that's been raised in other films like I, Robot and AI.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Dimetrodon on July 31, 2005, 08:51 PM
Stealth looked like it would be the worst movie of the summer to me, i'll prolly see it on tv or dvd..
The concept of AI taking over is a Tired story...

good to know wedding crashers is good, I wanna see that. Also want to see Bad News Bears... which I hear isn't great but by no means bad.

Has anyone seen Sky High yet, seems to be getting some good reviews.  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/nahrung/a070.gif)

I want to see that.. but really only cuz I love comics, and super hero stuff. And because they used real citizens. haha.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Loopy_Leia on July 31, 2005, 11:24 PM
I went skimming through all 19 pages and found some movies that I have seen that I would like to comment on:

Starksy & Hutch - was actually funny.  I love Owen Wilson.  I didn't expect it to be as good as it was.  Of course, it had it's stupid parts, what movie doesn't? 

Hidalgo - I actually liked that.  Viggo played a good cowboy in this movie.  I guess I wanted to watch it because of him being in LOTR but also because he was in GI Jane.  He's a pretty hardcore actor and I've liked everything he was in.  This movie kept me intrigued although I didn't like one part in the movie which I won't say here because it might spoil it for some who haven't seen it.

50 First Dates - what do I expect with Adam Sandler, right?? I atually liked it so much that I bought the DVD, though.  It was cool that he stuck with her even though she had a condition.

Confessions of Teenage Drama Queen - I like Lindsay Lohan but I think she could have done better with this one.  I liked her in Freaky Friday the best so far.  But, then again I haven't seen Herbie Fully Loaded, yet. 

LOTR - The whole trilogy was excellant but I like Two Towers the best.  Gollum is my favorite Character although Legolas follows right behind.   I like it when Smeagol/Gollum get to talking to each other.  Comical!

Dirty Dancing : Havana Nights - I bought this DVD with misgivings that it wasn't going to be as good as the first one.  Nor was it but I still liked it and have actually watched it a few times.

Hellboy - I like the fact that Hellboy likes cats.  HAHA .  Overall good movie, kept me on the edge of my seat from one scene to the next.

The Village - I have just recently seen this movie.  I like Joaquin Phoenix in everything he's been in.  M. Night Shamalyan always has come up with great movies.  And, I love the fact he's always in them.  They have showed this movie every night this month on STARZ since it's a new release and just about every night I watch it.  I guess that is how much I liked it.

Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban - I have loved all the Harry Potter movies.  I like this one quite a bit but I am really not sure which I like the best as of yet.   I am anxiously awaiting the Goblet of Fire movie to come out because I really want to see that one.

Terminal - I thought this movie was going to be a bad one.  I mean, how much can you come up with some guy living in an airport terminal.  But, it surprised me.  It's Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta that hit it off I believe that kept me so interested.  And, I have wondered if that could actually happen to somebody.

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - pretty good although at first it was a little odd.  I like Jude Law and Angelina Jolie and Gwnyth Paltrow so they made it good. 

Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2 - I finally got to see these.  I liked the first one the best.  Why?? I guess because it was more violent.  HAHA!  Nah, I actually liked both of them.  Uma Thurman and David Carradine.  I like those 2 the best.    It shocked me in the end though :(

Spiderman 2 - It was good.  I liked the first one better.  Not sure why.

The Day after Tomorrow - Absolutely loved this movie.  From the people from ID4 they outdid themselves again.  I wonder if that scenario could actually happen here?

White Chicks - I thought this was hysterical!!!!  The Wayan brothers to me have always made me laugh. 

Napolean Dynamite - At first when I saw this I was thinking what is the point of this movie?  Well, I know there really isn't one...hahaha.  I like it though and I hope that I end up owning it pretty soon.   I like Kip and Tina the best...*laugh*   For those of you who have seen it you will know what I am talking about.

Aliens VS Predator - For not having really gotten into the Alien or Predator scheme I actually liked this movie.  I have always been a little nervous watching the Aliens...I don't know, I guess they just give me the creeps and I have never liked the sound the predator made but all in all , a good movie.

National Treasure - I just watched this today.  I thought it was good.  Nicolas Cage rocks.   I like Sean Bean too.    Oh, going treasure hunting sounds like fun!

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - I didn't really care for this movie.  I am not keen on subtitles.

Finding Neverland - my parents saw this before I did and they said it was really sad.  I watched it shortly after they did and found that yes it was sad but I didn't cry over it.  I like Johnny Depp, he was awesome with the kids! 

Robots - I saw this in the theater.  I liked it a whole lot.  I can't wait for it to come out on DVD.  It had an all-star cast and Robin Williams is another of my all time favorite actors.  It turned out really great IMO.

I realize this is a huge post but I just wanted to get my 2 cents in there. HAHAHA .  I want to see War of the Worlds, Chronicles of Narnia (after I read the books), and Stealth eventually.  I don't think I want to see Sky High, looks stupid.  Kind of like Team America did to me.  I was never a fan of South Park although I did watch a few episodes. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Vator on August 1, 2005, 01:22 AM
The concept of AI taking over is a Tired story...

I agree there, but the question of its humanity is not...or atleast I think anyway.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on August 1, 2005, 09:30 AM
Looks like the "new" movies this weekend (and last weekend I guess too) are dong pretty poor.  I saw this morning that Wedding Crashers finished #1 at the box office, in its third week.  We caught it a week ago, and it was funny.  Definitely a good comedy.  Here was the top 5 for the weekend, if anyone is interested:

1.  Wedding Crashers
2.  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
3.  Sky High
4.  Stealth
5.  Must Love Dogs

I've heard decent things about Sky High as well, but I'm guessing that will be a renter if anything for us.  I'd still like to get out to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...hopefully sometime soon.  It really seems like a bit of a down time for movies overall now (box office revenues aside).  I don't know that I'm really looking forward to anything "big" until Harry Potter in November, and then Narnia and Kong in December.  That's all I can think of off the top of my head.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory Chaos on August 1, 2005, 08:28 PM
New Potter trailer may have won me over, but I don't think it'll make up for the last installment, already forgot the name of it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on August 1, 2005, 08:44 PM
New Potter trailer may have won me over, but I don't think it'll make up for the last installment, already forgot the name of it.

Prisoner of Azkaban - a very good movie and by far the best of the series to date.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory Chaos on August 2, 2005, 11:41 AM
Don't agree, don't read the books, just felt rushed, and seemed like a lot was sacrificed. Mainly, explanations and what made the first 2 fun. Guess we'll see about GOF.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on August 2, 2005, 01:49 PM
Heh, heh, I hate to ask but does anyone plan on seeing Dukes this weekend?

I used to watch the show when I was a young pup and I think Knoxville and the American Pie dude are funny.

Maybe I'll wait for the DVD....but then again Jessica Simpson is in it.... :o


Hmmmm...Daisy Dukes.....
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: pakledjim on August 2, 2005, 02:09 PM
I saw Fantastic Four last week and I liked it. The script needs a lot of work, but I was entertained.


                               jiM
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on August 2, 2005, 02:43 PM
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Heh, heh, I hate to ask but does anyone plan on seeing Dukes this weekend?

I don't know, I'm debating seeing it in the next couple of weeks.  I know it is the subject of much ridicule, and I'm sure critics will hate it....but I too grew up on the show, and was quite a fan when I was a kid.  That aspect kind of has me interested in seeing it, but we'll see, I might end up waiting for the DVD as well.  Probably depends on what the Mrs. wants to go see.  Still haven't seen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and I wouldn't mind seeing that either.  Anyways... I might check out Dukes of Hazzard...just because I was a fan of the old show (which it will probably be nothing like ;)).
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on August 2, 2005, 04:32 PM
I thought Azkaban was tons better than Chamber...the darker tone reflects very much the darker tone the novels took starting with Azkaban

The Dukes can rot on the reel as far as I'm concerned
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on August 2, 2005, 11:09 PM
I'll be seeing Dukes on friday. I'm a sucker for Knoxville and his humor.

Kevin
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Post by: Rob on August 3, 2005, 12:09 AM
Don't agree, don't read the books, just felt rushed, and seemed like a lot was sacrificed. Mainly, explanations and what made the first 2 fun. Guess we'll see about GOF.

It was rushed no doubt - they all have been and it will only get worse from here on out.  Word on the street is that every facet of the book not directly dealing with Harry has been cut from Goblet of Fire.   The first two were fun, but they were also childish compared to Prisoner of Azkaban.

Regardless, when it comes to story, composition, pacing, direction, acting, effects, etc... the third HP film was superior in every way imaginable.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Diddly on August 3, 2005, 12:16 AM
I too will be seeing Dukes, but on Saturday. My dad was a big DoH fan, and he likes Jessica Simpson. So I'll be dragged along.

I want to stay and see a bunch of movies though (like Batman... sorry Kev  :-[)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on August 3, 2005, 12:24 AM
I am Vengance. I am the Night. I AM BATMAN!

You'd better go see it. >:(

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Nathan on August 3, 2005, 12:37 AM
Has anyone seen Sky High yet, seems to be getting some good reviews.  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/nahrung/a070.gif)

Hah! Portions might be funny, but overall it looks like a ripoff of both Spy Kids and The Incredibles (which, incidentally, was technically a Disney film via Pixar), mixed with your run-of-the-mill high school angst Disney Channel drivel.

But that's my cynical side talking. My optimistic side says it's nice to see Kurt Russell again.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on August 3, 2005, 01:38 PM
I am Vengance. I am the Night. I AM BATMAN!

You'd better go see it. >:(

Kevin

Best movie of the summer - hands down.  And yeah, I'll say it, I thought it was better than ROTS.

Makes you want to burn all of your Batman movies with Kilmer and Clooney, hell even the one with DeVito.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JayDouble on August 19, 2005, 02:48 PM
Anybody going to watch this?
(http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/universal_pictures/the_40_year_old_virgin/steve_carell/the40yearoldvirgin_bigfinal.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jeff on August 19, 2005, 02:54 PM
Not me.

I've got too many other movies on my list I still need to see, so that one gets delegated to the "Rent it later" list.

I've been pretty busy and haven't made it to the movies since the first weekend in August when, YES, I did go see the "Dukes of Hazard".

The DoH was pretty lame in place, but it was pretty funny in others.  Well worth the $4.50 I spent to see it on the Ultrascreen (ps - I don't care how dumb she is or how creepy her dad is, seeing Jessica on a 32x75ft screen made her look pretty good to me).

As for this weekend, the goal is to try to catch up a bit and go see one of these movies that we've missed so far this summer:

March of the Penguins - still want to see this one
The Island (kinda got bad reviews and is almost gone now)
Herbie (see comments above)
Four Brothers



Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory Chaos on August 19, 2005, 06:25 PM
I've seen 4 movies in the past 2 days, 2 each day, at the theatre.

"Four Brothers" - Singleton's 3rd best behind "BITH" and "Shaft". Little too heavy on the unnecessary profanity, but a really good Western/Reveneg flick. Not quite up to snuff with "The Devil's Rejects" though.

"March of the Penguins" - Beautifully shot, great narration, and a really sweet film overall.

"Sky High" - Uber family friendly superhero movie with lots of positive reinforcement towards family togtherness. Very fun to watch, probably get the DVD.

"Red Eye" - Wes Craven's best movie since "Scream", hands down. Tight script, good pacing, characters you love to hate, and stays very tense until the action packed, and sadly cliched, last 10 minutes..where Wes Craven really doesn't know where to go with it. Infact, it's basically the original "Scream" ending all over again.

I'm hoping to see "The 40 Year Old Virgin" tomorrow, possibly "Valiant" as well.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on August 21, 2005, 11:56 PM
Just saw $1,000,000 Baby...it was good...I didn't think it was great though

I really thought the end was a stretch.  There is no way Clint could just walk in like that and do what he did.

I did like the relationships that him and Swank made though.  She was really good in her role as well.  I just thought the ending stunk ass

If I were handing out Oscars I would have given them to Sideways, but thats just me
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on August 21, 2005, 11:59 PM
Oh...

And we went to theater last night since MovieFone refused to work on the way over there.  THe parking lot while usually full was less than 1/3 full.  Hollywood is in some serious trouble.  Outside of a few movies (ROTS and Batman Returns), this year has been terrible, terrible, terrible. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Diddly on August 22, 2005, 12:04 AM
Well it's not like the movies released this year have been worth going to the movie theater for...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on August 22, 2005, 12:06 AM
Batman Returns


I'll pretend you know better, Scott. ;)


Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on August 22, 2005, 12:07 AM
Exactly.  We wanted to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  All of the other movies there were horse****.  Says a lot, I think

Yeah Yeah Batman Begins :P
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on August 22, 2005, 12:17 AM
The Island (kinda got bad reviews and is almost gone now)

Really good movie. It had me on the edge of my seat litteraly. It was awsome.

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ryan on August 22, 2005, 12:29 AM
The Island (kinda got bad reviews and is almost gone now)

Really good movie. It had me on the edge of my seat litteraly. It was awsome.

Kevin

I loved the Island too. Scarlett Johansson was soooo hot in that movie. I took my parents to see it and they liked it a lot too.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Nathan on August 22, 2005, 12:31 AM
I still wanna see:

Brothers Grimm
The Island
Howl's Moving Castle
March of the Penguins
ROTS
one last time

Possibly also:

Wedding Crashers
40-yr-old Virgin
Valiant
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ryan on August 22, 2005, 12:34 AM
Anyone seen "The Greatest Raid"? I really like war movies and this looked like a very interesting story, I still want to see "40yo Virgin" and "Batman", too.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory Chaos on August 22, 2005, 01:16 AM
I caught "The 40 Year Old Virgin" yesterday. Pretty crude most of the time, like a grown man's "American Pie", and I found myself having to wade through a lot to find something to laugh at. The whole doing away with the massive action figure collection was fun to see, atleast.

As for movies worth seeing in theatres, I've seen 31 movies thus far, and there have been some great ones, well worth the money, IMO.

The Amityville Horror (2005)
Batman Begins
Devils Rejects, The
Four Brothers
High Tension
Hustle and Flow
Kung Fu Hustle
March of the Penguins
Million Dollar Baby
Red Eye
Sin City

 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on August 22, 2005, 09:42 AM
We considered going to see "40 Year Old Virgin" this weekend, but didn't end up going.  It has been getting pretty good reviews from what I have seen, and I do usually enjoy Steve Carrell as well.  We might still end up seeing it, but if we don't we'll just rent it on DVD.  We haven't seen a movie for a little while now, with Wedding Crashers being the last "theatre" movie we've seen I think.  I still would like to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but the Mrs. isn't quite as enthused to see that.  Part of me wanted to see Dukes of Hazzard despite the terrible reviews, just because I grew up on the show, but I'm guessing that will be a rental.  Other than that, I don't know that there will be much in the way of movie going until the next Harry Potter in November.  I kind of thought about seeing the Brothers Grimm this weekend, but I don't really know too much about it (or if it would be any good).  Other than that, movies will probably be put off until later in the year now (Potter, Narnia, Kong).  Like Scott said, its been kind of a rough year for movies, which is too bad.  I always enjoy going to the theatre to see a movie, I've just always enjoyed the "movie experience" like that.  It does seem like there has been quite a few "bombs" this year though, by box office standards.  I think that ROTS, Batman Begins, WOTW, Wedding Crashers, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory were the biggest successes, and it is a fairly steep drop off after that.  Oh, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, that movie quitely did pretty well it seems.  Hopefully the end of the year will come around again with some great movies.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on August 22, 2005, 09:49 AM
I've seen:

Sideways
Sin City
ROTS
Herbie Fully Loaded
War of the Worlds
Fantastic Four
Batman Begins

Whee :P
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jjks on August 22, 2005, 10:22 AM
Had to "wade through a lot to find something to laugh at"????

No way we saw the same movie  ::) 40 Year Old Virgin was the funniest movie I've seen in a LOOONG time. It's no Devil's Rejects, but I guess that says it all right there  ;D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory Chaos on August 22, 2005, 10:59 AM
So, you're going to give me a hard time because I don't like crass humor? That's pretty shallow. Steve Carrell's a funny guy, but this last one didn't do much for me, personally. Granted, "Ring 2" was funnier, albeit unintentionally, "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" was more my style. You know, that "British humor" nobody seems to understand, but is quick to dismiss?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jjks on August 22, 2005, 01:04 PM
Just don't have any clue why you would have gone to see a movie titled "The 40 Year Old Virgin" and not expect it to be crass.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory Chaos on August 22, 2005, 02:19 PM
I expected a certain level of indecency, but it went above and beyond that even. Sight gags and the unnecessarily colorful conversations, in particular. I never said I didn't like the movie, it's just all the trash that the supporting cast (whom I hated, save Paul Rudd) really took away from Steve's performance, IMO.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JayDouble on August 22, 2005, 08:50 PM
Saw 40 Year Old Virgin today and I liked it. 
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The whole bedroom with the toys on the bed made me laugh so hard.  Be careful they won't be worth as much if you damage the package.   :P
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Mikey D on August 24, 2005, 09:08 AM
What's up with all the ******* quotation marks?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on August 24, 2005, 10:29 AM
This Year I've seen:

ROTS
Batman Begins
Fantastic Four
Madagascar (It sucked)

Pretty pathetic eh?

Movies that are coming out soon I want to see

HP 4
King Kong
Superman Returns
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Origin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Diddly on August 24, 2005, 07:57 PM
I came across this link (http://www.blackfilm.com/20050819/features/snakesonaplane.shtml) on another forum I frequent. This looks like the stupidest movie ever made. Snakes on a Plane? Lucas must have scammed Jackson out of a lot of money for him to stoop to doing a movie this dumb.

Either that or Hollywood has run out of stuff to scrape from the bottom of the barrel.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on October 27, 2005, 03:39 PM
I was just looking at the year's box office (http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2005&p=.htm) so far over at BoxOfficeMojo to see how ROTS is doing (which, is officially "closed" on their site as of 10/20).  I thought the top 10 for the year is somewhat surprising, in some cases.  I'm sure this will change once we see movies like Harry Potter, Narnia, and Kong released in the next couple months.  Here's the top 10 as of today:

1. Star Wars - Revenge of the Sith - $380,270,577
2. War of the Worlds - $234,061,527
3. Wedding Crashers - $207,823,254
4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - $205,698,689
5. Batman Begins - $205,328,644
6. Madagascar - $193,202,933
7. Mr. and Mrs. Smith - $186,171,803
8. Hitch - $179,495,555
9. The Longest Yard - $158,119,460
10. Fantastic Four - $154,494,641
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on November 5, 2005, 09:47 AM
I saw 7 out of those top 10, 6 of which on opening night.

I'm sick.

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 12, 2005, 10:05 PM
Go see Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. Not only because it's a fun and twisted movie with brilliant dialogue, but because Warner Brothers is refusing to promote it because they hate it.

Within 24 hours I saw 3 movies this weekend. Friday night was Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, this morning was The Chronicals of Narnia and the afternoon was Chicken Little with my Daughter.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on November 12, 2005, 10:49 PM
The Chronicals of Narnia doesn't open up for another month?  How'd you see it already?  That seems pretty far off for there to be advanced screenings already.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 12, 2005, 10:58 PM
The Chronicals of Narnia doesn't open up for another month?  How'd you see it already?  That seems pretty far off for there to be advanced screenings already.

I just posted a small review in the Narnia thread. This was actually the first screening of the completed film to anyone and was held at the Directors guild. In fact, the director still hadn't seen the completed film because his newborn keep him from getting to the theater on time.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on November 13, 2005, 12:18 AM
Lucky you!

How was it?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 13, 2005, 01:13 AM
To summarize, I thought it was an excellent adaptation of the book and very well made, but lacks character tone to emotionally invest you. Although that bothered me, I was too blown away by the interpretation to let it ruin the film for me.

Most of the FX were outstanding. You can tell that they farmed the FX out to different companies because some sequences were less flawless than others. Aslan IMO was outstanding with the exception of one shot where he is thrown to the ground. They just didn't get the weight right. Tomnes was flawless. I looked very hard and could not see any tell signs that his fawn legs were CG. Some of the battle sequence shots were sloppy, but most were just great.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jeff on November 21, 2005, 11:22 AM
Went to see HP4 on Sunday, but was thwarted by the evil "sold out" signs - we got there at 1:30pm to buy tickets for the 2:45pm show and it was sold out until 7pm.  So, rather than go home and come back hours later, we thought we'd pass on HP4 (for now) and see something else instead....

So, we ended up seeing Chicken Little.  I'm not afraid to admit that I'm a fan of Disney movies, and I thought this one was really good.  Not "Toy Story" good, but pretty good nonetheless.

I liked the story ("fish out of water" was my fav character) and the animation was top notch.  One thing that did bug me was that this was yet another movie where the mom is dead (what does Disney have against Moms anyway?  :P).

This being a Disney movie, it was of course chocked full of Disney previews - Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (lame sequel) and the new Shaggy Dog (with Tim Allen). After seeing the Tim Allen "Shaggy Dog" preview, I have to say I was a little miffed.  I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but after they did a "Flubber" movie with Robin Williams a few years ago that flopped, that should have been a sign to Disney to just leave the classics alone...

This year it was a new Herbie, next year the "Shaggy Dog", what's next - "the Apple Dumplin' Gang"?   ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on November 21, 2005, 01:34 PM


One thing that did bug me was that this was yet another movie where the mom is dead (what does Disney have against Moms anyway?  :P).



OT - I don't want to sound overly sensitive, but I thought that opening sequence in Finding Nemo was a little too much for the kiddies...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 21, 2005, 07:14 PM


One thing that did bug me was that this was yet another movie where the mom is dead (what does Disney have against Moms anyway?  :P).




OT - I don't want to sound overly sensitive, but I thought that opening sequence in Finding Nemo was a little too much for the kiddies...

That's why Pixar movies are superior, they don't dumb it down for the kids. Sure it's intence, but it really gets you into the movie.

Let's not forget Bambi either. Walt was a master.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 5, 2005, 09:57 AM
I saw "Good Night and Good Luck" last night. Very good picture and the performances were excellent across the board. I would expect some academy award nominations for Best Actor and Best supporting. I could even see Clooney and Heslov getting Directing and Adapted Screenplay nods.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on December 5, 2005, 10:31 AM
I saw Jesus is Magic on Saturday.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JayDouble on December 5, 2005, 11:33 PM
Any of you guys see the X3 (http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/x3/) trailer?  Looks like a lot of action.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 15, 2005, 02:34 PM
I saw the Squid and the Whale last night. If you like Character driven films, this is for you, and the performances were outstanding accross the board. I loved it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 18, 2005, 11:49 AM
Syriana is awesome! Saw it last night a nd loved it. It takes a while to build, but once everything starts to connect, it really sucks you in.

Trivia about the film, but not mentioned in the film: Syriana is the name of a country the U.S. was going to form after dividing up Iraq, but the plan was since abandoned. Dispite the fact that the film is a fictional tale, it is based off of actual events stemed from extensive research and first hand accounts of CIA operatives. Truely amazing.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on December 28, 2005, 04:53 PM
Saw both King Kong and Cheaper By The Dozen 2 over the last few days. The former was excellent, and as for the latter, i'd have rather stared at watery fecal matter drip down a wall.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on December 28, 2005, 04:58 PM
I went and saw Wolf Creek last night.  Pretty slow to get going, but it gets pretty gritty when it does get going.
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Post by: Darth_Anton on December 29, 2005, 11:10 AM
I saw Munich a couple of nights ago. Definately one of Speilberg's better looking movies in a long time and certainly on par with Shindlers List and Private Ryan.
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Post by: DSJ™ on December 30, 2005, 08:38 PM
Just got back from seeing King Kong, oy that was long! 20 mins of advertising and up coming movies then the flick, about 30 mins left in the movie I started to get hamburger butt.

I never saw the Rings trilogy in the theaters so the last movie I saw in a theater that was long was Gandhi back in 82.  :-X

Overall King Kong is a pretty darn good flick!  :)
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Post by: Darth_Anton on December 31, 2005, 12:07 PM
Because of the kids, my wife and I don't get to go to the movies together often. Anyway, she saw King Kong last night and though it was one of the best movies she's ever seen.
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Post by: Stim on January 1, 2006, 02:41 AM
Wow.  I'm amazed everyone is liking King King so much.  I was MAJORLY disappointed.  No one else thought it was like an hour too long?  And...

SPOLIERS AHEAD...



I honestly would have walked out in the middle "Remake of Jurassic Park" hour if I didn't want to see the NYC ending...and then I really wished I DID walk out when I got to the whole Central Park "twirling on the ice" scene.  People in the theater I was in were laughing during that scene...and everyone went hysterical at the whole "Beauty killed the beast" line.

What did everyone like about it so much?  Are people really still entertained by 20-min raptor and brontosaurus action sequences?  I mean, Jurassic Park was like 10 years ago.  And did you really care about the cook?  Or the kid?  It all played like a disaster movie parody to me...introduce like 10 people you know are going to slowly die off...and then watch them slowly die off.

And what they did to the Denham character was a travesty.  What were his stakes?  What was his arc?  In the original, Denham was this fearless adventurer who finally met his match, and his unwillingness to realize his limits and flaws led to his, his crew's and his city's downfall.  Denham's Jack Black, on the other hand, started out a ****-up, ****** everyone else up, and then ended the movie a ****-up.   

Sorry for the rant...I just was really pissed after seeing this one.  And I honestly don't know anyone else who liked it except for you guys on this board.  I'm just wondering what worked for everyone...



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Post by: DSJ™ on January 1, 2006, 02:49 AM
and everyone went hysterical at the whole "Beauty killed the beast" line.

That line was in the original script/movie, sounds like they have not seen the original flick.

I will say that it was alot better than King Kong 1976 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074751/) and King Kong Lives 1986 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091344/). Both garbage... (http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/images/smilies/barf.gif)
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Post by: Darth_Anton on January 2, 2006, 11:28 AM
Wow.  I'm amazed everyone is liking King King so much.  I was MAJORLY disappointed.  No one else thought it was like an hour too long?  And...

SPOLIERS AHEAD...



I honestly would have walked out in the middle "Remake of Jurassic Park" hour if I didn't want to see the NYC ending...and then I really wished I DID walk out when I got to the whole Central Park "twirling on the ice" scene.  People in the theater I was in were laughing during that scene...and everyone went hysterical at the whole "Beauty killed the beast" line.

What did everyone like about it so much?  Are people really still entertained by 20-min raptor and brontosaurus action sequences?  I mean, Jurassic Park was like 10 years ago.  And did you really care about the cook?  Or the kid?  It all played like a disaster movie parody to me...introduce like 10 people you know are going to slowly die off...and then watch them slowly die off.

And what they did to the Denham character was a travesty.  What were his stakes?  What was his arc?  In the original, Denham was this fearless adventurer who finally met his match, and his unwillingness to realize his limits and flaws led to his, his crew's and his city's downfall.  Denham's Jack Black, on the other hand, started out a ****-up, ****** everyone else up, and then ended the movie a ****-up.   

Sorry for the rant...I just was really pissed after seeing this one.  And I honestly don't know anyone else who liked it except for you guys on this board.  I'm just wondering what worked for everyone...





We'll save this conversation for whet we actually meet. ;) I definately think the movie is flawed, but I did get caught up in the adventure of it.
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Post by: Rob on January 2, 2006, 12:31 PM
I saw Munich last night.

SPOILER WARNING and all....








I thought the movie was very good on the whole, and I thought that it was respectful and raw and well directed and convincing and so on.

But that scene where they cut back and forth between the Munich slaughter and Eric Bana having sex with his wife was the most melodramatic waste of film I've ever seen.  It was completly out of place, utterly ridiculous, and stood as the biggest blemish on an otherwise very good movie.
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Post by: Angry Ewok on January 2, 2006, 12:35 PM
I'm going to have to wait for King Kong to go on DVD, I think - the length alone has me thinking I'd prefer to buy it and enjoy a potty break, than to buy a ticket and miss something on a potty break.
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Post by: jokabofe on January 5, 2006, 05:56 PM
I've already got my tickets to go see Hostel tomorrow night... anyone else interested in this flick? I hope it's good...
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Post by: Cory Chaos on January 5, 2006, 09:52 PM
Looking forward to it, but with no expectations.
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Post by: Rob on January 5, 2006, 09:55 PM
Going tomorrow as well - with high expectations.
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Post by: Famine on January 5, 2006, 10:00 PM
I'm going to see Casonova.  :-[

Kevin
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Post by: Ben on January 12, 2006, 03:15 AM
Clerks 2 teaser. (http://blockofstores.com/teaser/)

Man, I hope this doesn't suck. This teaser didn't look too bad, but it only had like ten words total in it.
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Post by: Cory Chaos on January 12, 2006, 03:39 AM
Going tomorrow as well - with high expectations.

Eli Roth has given me nothing to base ANY expectations on, except that of that he won't give us anything original, which was the case with "Hostel", which I saw this past Monday. Interesting storyline marred with unnecessary and tasteless acts, and an overabundance of needless sex and misogeny.
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Post by: jokabofe on January 12, 2006, 01:01 PM
Clerks 2 teaser. (http://blockofstores.com/teaser/)

Man, I hope this doesn't suck. This teaser didn't look too bad, but it only had like ten words total in it.

How could that possibly suck? I've been eagerly awaiting the return of Randall since the first film... I can't wait for this to open.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on January 12, 2006, 01:13 PM
After seeing Jersey Girl, my confidence in Kevin Smith's films has been shaken.
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Post by: Darth_Anton on January 16, 2006, 12:44 PM
After seeing Jersey Girl, my confidence in Kevin Smith's films has been shaken.

Believe it of not, Jersey Girl is the first Kevin Smith film I ever saw, and I actually liked it, but I think I'm bias because I have kids and could totally relate to some of the stuff going on. I have since seen clerks, which I thought was genius.

I saw Brokeback Mountain Saturday and am sorry to say I can't recommend it. I think all the publicity it's getting is somewhat unjustified. The performances were great, Heath Ledger was amazing and there wasn't a bad actor in the bunch. Ang Lee also made the story gorgeous, but the problem I had was that I couldn't get on board with the relationship. It barely seemed motivated and it's the crux of the story.
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Post by: Rob on January 16, 2006, 12:50 PM
Going tomorrow as well - with high expectations.

Eli Roth has given me nothing to base ANY expectations on, except that of that he won't give us anything original, which was the case with "Hostel", which I saw this past Monday. Interesting storyline marred with unnecessary and tasteless acts, and an overabundance of needless sex and misogeny.

Partially agree.  I based my expectations on the way they advertised it.  It looked like an original, serious, gritty, and violent horror movie with Tarentino's stamp of approval.  What it was, was a formula horror movie that took WAY too long to get going.  Sure enough they advertised it that way to get guys like me into the theater.  2 days after I saw it on opening night they had started airing commercials that set it up more like it actually was.... backpacking trip, 20 year old guys in Europe looking for ass and finding more than they bargained with B.S...

The only thing that saved it a little bit was that needless sex.  Those eastern European girls are awesome.  On the whole I was disappointed.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on January 17, 2006, 10:36 PM
I skipped Casanova, much to my chagrin, to see Hostel on opening night, and man was I ever let down.

To sum up one guy out front of the Spectrum theatre:

"Dude, that movie was great at first, knockers and weed, and then it sucked."

Sucked indeed. I don't even smoke weed (nor have I ever) and I was wishing they would go back to that, to spare me.

Kevin
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Post by: Jim on February 24, 2006, 08:56 PM
Anybody read the Marvel article on upcoming projects; including movies, tv and animated series?  A few surprises in there.  Especially talk about the upcoming Hulk sequel as well as many other popular titles.  Here is the link:

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=13316

I was pretty shocked that the Hulk was even being discussed due to the poor sales it had.  I'm in the minority here and liked it, so it was a pleasant surprise.
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Post by: Darth_Anton on March 20, 2006, 02:04 AM
V for Vendetta, I loved it. I thought the cast was superb, with the surprising exception of Natalie Portman. The people I saw it with disagreed about that though. I have to admit though, I'm a sucker for those types of movies where one person stands against the machine, so if that's not your type of thing, it may not be for you. Also, I don't think it was intended, but there's definitely political statements relevant to current events, so be aware if you're of the conservative persuasion.
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Post by: DSJ™ on April 25, 2006, 06:36 PM
'Star Trek' set for '08 revival (http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movies/04/21/leisure.startrek.reut/index.html)

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Daily Variety said the action would center on the early days of "Star Trek" characters James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, including their first meeting at Starfleet Academy and first outer-space mission.
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Post by: MetalJedi on April 25, 2006, 06:53 PM
Going tomorrow as well - with high expectations.

Eli Roth has given me nothing to base ANY expectations on, except that of that he won't give us anything original, which was the case with "Hostel", which I saw this past Monday. Interesting storyline marred with unnecessary and tasteless acts, and an overabundance of needless sex and misogeny.

I guess you never saw Cabin Fever then. Eli Roth loves that stuff and since it did well enough to garner a sequel alot of other people (including myself) did as well. After all it is a horror movie.

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Post by: Cory Chaos on April 26, 2006, 12:45 AM
I saw it, twice actually. I don't know that you can do smut "well", to be honest. Horror fans aren't the most discriminating people I've come to learn.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on April 26, 2006, 01:21 AM
Saw Silent Hill - was pleasantly suprised with how good it actually was.

It had some a few flaws, but IMO it's definitely the best video game movie to date.

Probably because Uwe Boll and Paul W.S. Anderson had absolutely nothing to do with it.
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Post by: Cory Chaos on April 26, 2006, 03:11 AM
You mean live action, though, right? Cuz I think "Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children" is wearing the overall crown, right now.

BTW, I recommend "Thank You For Smoking". Charming little picture.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 26, 2006, 09:33 AM
I recommend Thank you for Smoking as well. Hysterical!
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Post by: Darth Kenobi on April 28, 2006, 05:42 PM
Went and saw United 93 today at the first opening show.  I would say the theater was at least 3/4 full and half of those people by the ending were either crying or  on the verge of it.  The takeover was graphic and bloody so its probally something you wouldn't want to take kids too, if you think they were okay with seeing this movie about  Sept 11. The movie was a great as far as telling the story on what happened that day.  Was somewhat different then A&E "Flight 93" as this movie Minor Spoliers.
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Post by: JayDouble on May 4, 2006, 02:34 AM
Anyone going to MI 3?
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Post by: ruiner on May 8, 2006, 12:55 PM
No, it's hard to watch Cruise in movies ever since he went crazy.

When you are a celebrity I think you need to show a little restraint when it comes to the image you want to portray.
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Post by: Jim on May 8, 2006, 02:41 PM
No, it's hard to watch Cruise in movies ever since he went crazy.

When you are a celebrity I think you need to show a little restraint when it comes to the image you want to portray.

This is so true.  I used to like these popcorn flicks but ever since his brain went AWOL I find him to be a total dick.  Especially if you had a wife who went through post partum which my wife did twice.  For him to characterize and sterotype women like he did with Brooke Shields was just so inappropriate.    They were talking this AM on the radio whether his past comments hurt ticket sales.  I would agree since all the women I know used to love him and cant stand him anymore.  I just hope his future puppet (wife) just comes out of all this before she is turned into another brainwashed nutcase.  What a waste :P
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Post by: Darth_Anton on May 21, 2006, 11:43 PM
I saw MI3 today and with low expectations, I was very entertained. I'm surprised that it's not doing better than it is.
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Post by: Matt on May 22, 2006, 01:14 AM
I'm surprised that it's not doing better than it is.

I'm not.

(http://62.233.33.192/0/00/74/35/tom-cruise--oprah--winfrey.jpg)

People are totally ******* sick of this guy.
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Post by: JayDouble on May 22, 2006, 01:20 AM
Anybody watch The DaVinci Code?
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Post by: Darth Bonk on May 22, 2006, 04:53 AM
X3 looks great.  I hope Brett Ratner doesn't screw it up.

Snakes on a Plane is THE movie of the summer.
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Post by: Darth_Anton on May 22, 2006, 09:25 AM
I like Ratner. I think he's pretty competent, so I have some faith that it could hold up to Singer's versions.

Speaking of Singer, I'm really hoping for a decent Superman. I have tons of respect out of the fact that Singer can make a decent movie (although he's a screamer) and that he recognizes that Donner did set the bar.
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Post by: ruiner on May 22, 2006, 10:45 AM
I'm surprised that it's not doing better than it is.

I'm not.

(http://62.233.33.192/0/00/74/35/tom-cruise--oprah--winfrey.jpg)

People are totally ******* sick of this guy.

You can tell he's got a new publicist.  I saw him on Regis and The Tonight Show and all he talked about was family and how great his fans are. 

Right before the commercial break(s), the camera followed Tommy as he strolled through the audience - taking pictures with fans, smiling ear to ear and shaking hands.

Too late Tom....


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Post by: ruiner on May 22, 2006, 10:46 AM
Any bets on what'll be bigger in terms of box office gross - Superman or X3?

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Post by: Jeff on May 22, 2006, 11:05 AM
I saw Over the Hedge yesterday (just didn't feel like cramming into the over-packed Da Vinci showings). 

Great little movie with some great voice work (Shatner was great, as was Gary Shandling).

A bit slow at times, but overall, better than some of the other crappy movies I've seen.


And, before the movie we saw a preview for The Santa Clause 3 - yeah, like we needed another one of those...  ::)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on May 22, 2006, 11:06 AM
Definitely a pretty good summer for movies, depending on your interests.  I'm personally looking most forward to X-Men: The Last Stand and Superman Returns, but also movies like Pirates of the Caribbean 2.  There are a few comedies that might not be too bad either, we'll see.  Its a tough call to say which will do better, the X-Men or Supes.  There might be a lot of pent up demand for Superman after such a long time, but the X-Men does have a strong following now.  I personally like both, but I'm sometimes curious if Superman has lost some of the mass appeal among people (aside from kiddos).  My wife and I are both big fans, but many of my friends (who aren't necessarily big comic people anyways) don't have a very high opinion of Superman.  I don't know if that represents the general movie going public or not.

Next year should be a real nice year for movies, the way it is shaping up now.  Among the movies scheduled for next year: Spider-Man 3, Fantastic Four 2, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Harry Potter 5, The Simpsons movie, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Shrek 3, etc.  Not saying they will all be great, but there is a lot of stuff coming out.
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Post by: S_A_Longhorn on May 22, 2006, 11:51 AM
The movie I want to see more than any other movie this year is Superman Returns.  Grew up watching the Superman movies, so this will bring back a lot of memories, but also start a new chapter.

X3: The Last Stand got two positive reviews by Ebert & Roeper.  They are still new to the X-Men, but the story is entertaining and the special effects outstanding.  I'll be seeing it on Friday!
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Post by: Reid on May 22, 2006, 02:18 PM
-X-Men 3: The Last Stand
-Superman Returns
-Pirates Of The Caribbean 2: Dead Mans Chest

These are the summer movies I wanna see.
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Post by: Darth Bonk on May 22, 2006, 03:30 PM
Yeah, I think I agree with those choices.  The only thing I'm scared about with X3 is Ratner.  I think his last few movies have been total stinkers... not just bad, but unwatchable.  It looks really amazing though, so hopefully he got it right.

Superman looks great too.  Singer is awesome and I have no doubt he will score with this one.  Spacey is always great... and it was a smart move to use John Williams' score and continue the feel from the Donner films.  My only fear is this guy who plays Superman... he looks kind of goofy and we haven't seen any shots of him actually talking and acting.

Pirates 2 looks awesome.  JD rules.  Also, some good looking comedies... I hope Nacho Libre is good... love those guys.  Also, the Will Ferrell Nascar movie looks hilarious.

What else???
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Post by: Neal on May 22, 2006, 03:33 PM
Any bets on what'll be bigger in terms of box office gross - Superman or X3?



I'm looking forward to X3 more, but I think that Superman Returns will have the higher gross.
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Post by: Stim on May 22, 2006, 03:40 PM
I'm betting Pirates will be the biggest flick of the summer.  I have a feeling Superman is going to underperform.
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Post by: ruiner on May 22, 2006, 03:49 PM
I'm betting Pirates will be the biggest flick of the summer.

Maybe, but my money is on Cars.
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Post by: ruiner on May 22, 2006, 03:51 PM
was a smart move to use John Williams' score

Has it been confirmed that the movie will contain the original theme song?  I know the first trailer did, but I see no mention of John Williams on the movie poster..maybe I missed it.

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Post by: Jim on May 22, 2006, 04:00 PM
I am looking forward to X3 but I am hearing that they tried to cram too much into the movie.  With rumors that this will be the last (which I doubt), this always seems to be the path of the third act of all trilogies.  Trying to tie up too many loose ends.  I am interested to know how......Spoiler Alert.......................
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Post by: Jeff on May 22, 2006, 04:19 PM
Has it been confirmed that the movie will contain the original theme song?  I know the first trailer did, but I see no mention of John Williams on the movie poster..maybe I missed it.

I think that various superman fansites confirmed from this article (http://www.soundtrack.net/features/article/?id=192) that the movie uses maybe 2-3 of Williams' original themes, but the main score was written by another guy (John Ottoman).
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Post by: 77Skywalker on May 22, 2006, 04:36 PM
I hope to see M-I-3 before the end of the summer.  The other movies, that I'm looking forward to seeing are Superman Returns, X-Men 3, and Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest, which opens on my birthday.
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Post by: DSJ™ on May 22, 2006, 04:39 PM
Just to follow up on what Jeff mentioned, according to IMDb, the original music is by John Ottman & the non-original music s by John Williams (from "Superman: The Movie").

Full Cast and Crew for Superman Returns (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0348150/fullcredits)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on May 22, 2006, 05:14 PM
I merged the Summer Movies '06 thread with this one, like to keep everything all together.  ;)

Please continue.  :)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on May 22, 2006, 07:03 PM
Saw The Da Vinci Code on Saturday and was quite impressed.
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Post by: Vator on May 22, 2006, 07:39 PM
For once in my life, I agree with Cannes! I caught The Da Vinci Code this past Saturday evening and was summarily reminded, for two and a half hours, that I was not in London or Paris, but indeed stuck in a hot and sweaty theatre!

Sporting cast performances comprable to those of Episode II, it's no wonder to me that Ian McCellar stole the show. He's terrific in almost everything he does, and honestly, the hour or so in which he was featured was the only one that I can say I enjoyed. Oh, and that conversation between Silas and the Teacher at the begining bothered me. Latin isn't exactely 'my' language, but what was with Silas? He was like using Spanish intenation with French accention. It was weird, but, in and of itself, did not detract from the overall film.  :-*

The plot wasn't anything to write home about, and the theories presented in the film (those not attatched to Mr. Brown's historical perversions, at least) weren't new to me. I'm not a Christian, so I wasn't bothered by the accusations the film made of the Catholic Church, or the Bible for that matter.

As for the book, I cannot say how true the film was to it, as I have never been able to finish reading it. Why is that? Suffice to say, it is no wonder that Mr. Brown's book has left so many people scractching their heads, as the book isn't exactely cohesive or well written. Or at least, the parts I've read aren't.

All in all? I think The Da Vinci Code sucked. The only question I was left with was: "Where was the editing department?", as the film seemed to drag on for entirely too long. My grade? D+, it wasn't terrible, but it certainly wasn't good. Go see Posiedon instead.
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Post by: Darth_Anton on May 26, 2006, 06:45 PM
Saw X3. I liked it, but didn't think it was as good as the previous films. I agree with the review that said it seemed like it was a studio directed film. I had to pee, so I skipped the credits, which is unusual, but I heard you should stick around for a final scene.
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Post by: iFett on May 27, 2006, 11:37 PM
Final scene was lame IMO - Not worth sticking around for 4-5 minutes of credits.  Spoiler!?
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BTW - Lots of people had to pee during my screening of x3 for some reason or another.
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Post by: Darth_Anton on May 28, 2006, 11:42 AM
I actually found out what the final scene was. I thought it was genus.
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Post by: Matt on May 28, 2006, 12:35 PM
I thought it was genus.

To me, it was just subgenus.
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Post by: Darth_Anton on May 28, 2006, 03:12 PM
I'm just a sucker for when an innocuous element has a huge payoff later.  :P
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Post by: Smartypants1635 on May 28, 2006, 07:25 PM
HES ALIVE The scene after the credits made me happy
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Post by: Ben on June 1, 2006, 12:19 PM
Vehicles from the upcoming Transformers movie. (http://www.transformersthemovie.info/movie-images/Transformers-Movie-Set-Images/)

I'm going to risk showing a couple here.

(http://www.transformersthemovie.info/movie-images/albums/Transformers-Movie-Set-Images/81765.2013.JPG)

(http://www.transformersthemovie.info/movie-images/albums/Transformers-Movie-Set-Images/81923.2013.JPG)
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Post by: jadesfire on June 1, 2006, 01:12 PM
I missed the scene after the credits so what was it?  I know I am going to go see it again (only because my hubby didn't go with me the first time, not because I thought it was anything to go back twice for) but probably won't wait to see it unless I know what it's about.

I grew up with the comics so this third one was not at all what I was hoping for.  Besides, Rogue has always been my favorite and it was a waste of Anna Paquin's talent.
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Post by: Morgbug on June 1, 2006, 02:01 PM
Go see Posiedon instead.

No thanks, rehashed disaster movies from the 1970's?  Yeesh, how low can we sink. 
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Post by: DSJ™ on June 1, 2006, 09:37 PM
I missed the scene after the credits so what was it? I know I am going to go see it again (only because my hubby didn't go with me the first time, not because I thought it was anything to go back twice for) but probably won't wait to see it unless I know what it's about.

Beth, it's online. You can go to YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/) & search "X-Men Credits"

Be forward that it is still a spolier for those who have not seen the flick.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jeff on June 7, 2006, 09:35 AM
Wait... they made Al Gore's book into a movie?   ???

I think I'll just go see Cars instead this weekend... all fun and no "the earth is doomed".   ;)

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Post by: Rob on June 7, 2006, 11:06 AM
Haven't seen an Inconvenient Truth yet, but it's on my list.

In the last 8 days I've seen Da Vinci Code, X-Men, the Break Up, and The Omen last night.

X-Men was probably the best of the bunch, but I enjoyed them all.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 28, 2006, 10:41 PM
I have seen Superman Returns and it was... okay.

My two second review, I loved the story/premise, but thought the execution was lacking.
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Post by: Famine on June 28, 2006, 11:04 PM
I was in much app amazed by Superman Returns, but there were a couple of things I disagreed with.

Kevin
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Post by: DSJ™ on June 28, 2006, 11:09 PM
I'll be seeing Superman Returns Friday night with a bunch of friends, sold out in a lot of theaters here.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory Chaos on June 30, 2006, 12:56 AM
Caught "Superman Returns" on a new Christie DLP projector today. Flawless display, pretty miserable movie. Bad plot, uninspired acting, lack of charisma all around, and way, way too long to keep me interested.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 24, 2006, 10:16 AM
I have a super early review of Wolverine, I just read the script. All I'll say is that as long as it's not totally screwed up during production, it should be a winner. Tight story, from a story telling POV, and not knowing much from the X-Men universe, it seemed cleaver and sensible. While it's not the deepest story ever put on paper, it's entertaining and should be a real crowd pleaser.

Next... Transformers.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 12, 2006, 10:40 AM
Just finished reading Transformers. It's amazing to me that people get paid ridiculous sums of money to generate sub-par material. I really wanted to like it, but the movie starts out slow, has three groups of main characters, aside from the transformers, and when all three groups get together, there's no real moment or pay-off.

Now, there were several very satisfying scenes and some of the characters were well done and had some nice qualities. I also really liked how they handled the transformers, their back story was well done and the realism, for example, Soundwave is only 4 feet tall when in robot mode, makes it seem like they could actually be walking around. (A far cry from when Singer was up for the movie and was contemplating making them all the same hight in Robot mode.)

However, given the fact that Michael Bay is directing the movie, I think this is going to turn into a dud. :(
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on September 12, 2006, 11:43 AM
I didn't know Soundwave was in it.  A 4-foot tall Soundwave??!!  That's just ridiculous.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on September 12, 2006, 12:42 PM
Haven't seen a pic of Soundwave yet, but here's...Bumblebee.  Quite an upgrade from what he was 20 years ago.

SPOILER!




















(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/ando34/441824504a1ef2cfd4.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Mikey D on September 12, 2006, 01:25 PM
I don't usually judge movies before I've seen them, but I can say with great conviction that this movie is going to suck and suck hard.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on September 12, 2006, 03:44 PM
Why would they even bother making a full-sized Bumblebee?  Wouldn't it be easier and cheaper to just use the CG modle that'll be used for most of the shots?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on September 12, 2006, 03:56 PM
I have no idea - maybe for PR?  He looks pretty cool even though some of you think the movie will tank.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 12, 2006, 05:59 PM
I didn't know Soundwave was in it.  A 4-foot tall Soundwave??!!  That's just ridiculous.

It actually works for the movie. It allows for some one on one human/robot fighting. Besides, when was the last time you saw a two ton boom box. :P

Can't say I like the robot Bubblebee design. Can't even tell he's suposed to be a camaro.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Hemish on September 12, 2006, 07:42 PM
If that was an unnamed robot from an untitled movie, i'd be like dam that looks cool , but seeing as they have labelled it bumblebee from transformers  :P
This is gonna be the suckiest movie in the history of the world, oh and dont even get me started on the monstrosities that are called starscream and megatron
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on September 12, 2006, 10:40 PM
Why does everybody keep saying that this movie will suck ass?  I've stayed away from scripts or plots, but I actually like the design of the bot modes minus Screamer....Hello...It's been 20 years and no Megatron cannot be a sleek gun in this day in age (note: Hasbro would need to make a toy of this)  This movie can't be based on 80's vehicle/robot designs.  Things need to be updated to fit a new era.  So what if Michael Bay is directing this?  He's had some shining moments in the past (and some duds) but I'm hoping this movie will pull something off.  I'm just not sure it will be able to shine through with all the "other" huge flicks coming out next summer.  Time will tell.

Can you knock the animated version made 20 years ago?  I still cherish that movie as it brings back a feeling of nostalgia - for me at least.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Mikey D on September 13, 2006, 08:58 AM
Why does everybody keep saying that this movie will suck ass?  I've stayed away from scripts or plots, but I actually like the design of the bot modes minus Screamer

I've seen snipets of the plot, that's why.  Without giving too much away, too many humans and not enough ass kicking robots.  And I'm sorry, those designs suck - Bumblebee is not a ******* Camaro, Megatron is not a ******* alien jet and Starscream doesn't have ******* guns for hands and an insect head.  And yes, I understand the need for an updated look, but they don't look anything remotely like their G1 counterparts (minus Prime). 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on September 13, 2006, 09:40 AM
Here's a movie for you:

GW Assassinated in Movie (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=404685&in_page_id=1773&in_a_source=&ito=1490)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jeff on October 5, 2006, 11:05 AM
Official Preview for 300 (http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/300/trailer1/)

Wow.  From the preview, it looks like they are really trying to stick to the Miller-esque vibe a la Sin City.

300 is a fantastic piece of work by Miller, so I really hope that this turns out as well as Sin City did.  It would be a major let-down if the movie version turns out all crappy.   :-\
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on October 5, 2006, 11:33 AM
I saw the trailer as well and it looks fantastic! I'm not a follower of Miller's Graphic Novels but this interpretation doesn't look as if it will disappoint.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on October 5, 2006, 12:34 PM
Here's an extended trailer for 300.  It's looking amazing.

300 trailer (http://mftm.blogspot.com/2006/09/300-2007-promo-trailer-scoop.html)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 9, 2006, 09:37 AM
Last night I caught the Departed. Excellent movie! Best one I've seen this year so far. Drop what you're doing and go see it right now, you won't regret it. ;D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 26, 2006, 09:57 AM
I saw Pan's Labrynth last night. Amazing film! Best way to describe it, A Little Princess meets Schindlers List. Don't take your kids.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 15, 2006, 09:23 AM
Saw the Good German last night. Can't say that I recommend it. It was a great attempt at making a very stylized movie, but it wound up trying to incorporate two styles that didn't compliment each-other. Great cinematography though.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 22, 2006, 09:28 AM
Saw Children of Men last night. Amazing film. Simple, straight forward story that was just stunning visually. Lots of long, well blocked takes and one of the few films so far that should be in academy award consideration this year.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on November 22, 2006, 08:11 PM
Saw For Your Consideration earlier today. Good, but not as good as any of the other Guest films, like Best In Show or Waiting For Guffman.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 25, 2006, 12:29 PM
I saw For Your Consideration as well. I don't know if I could say if it was better or worse than the others. It still has that unique Christopher guest feel.

Also saw The Fountain and Casino Royal on the same day.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on November 26, 2006, 11:05 AM
Saw Flags Of Our Fathers last night. Haven't read the book, so I can't really compare it to it, but thought it was excellent.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on December 14, 2006, 05:59 PM
Live Free or Die Hard Trailer (http://comingsoon.net/films.php?id=14777)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Nathan on December 15, 2006, 07:12 PM
Shrek the Third trailer (http://movies.aol.com/movie-trailer-clip/shrek-the-third-quicktime)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: MetalJedi on December 19, 2006, 02:05 PM
Hot Fuzz Trailer (http://www.workingtitlefilms.com/trailers/menu_hotfuzz.htm)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on December 20, 2006, 12:03 PM
Transformers Trailer (http://uk.promotions.yahoo.com/transformers/)


Sweet! :o

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Mikey D on December 20, 2006, 12:44 PM
Transformers Trailer (http://uk.promotions.yahoo.com/transformers/)


Sweet! :o

Kevin

More like What a piece of ****!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on December 20, 2006, 06:06 PM
Transformers Trailer (http://uk.promotions.yahoo.com/transformers/)


Sweet! :o

Kevin

More like What a piece of ****!

I'm sorry, your right.

My bad.

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on December 20, 2006, 07:01 PM
Transformers Trailer (http://uk.promotions.yahoo.com/transformers/)


Sweet! :o

Kevin

More like What a piece of ****!

I don't think it looks that bad...It's a decent trailer in my eyes.  What are you expecting from this movie besides a decent plot?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on December 20, 2006, 10:00 PM
Bad or not, we're all gonna go see it.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt on December 20, 2006, 10:09 PM
Bad or not, we're all gonna go see it.

Not me.  Couldn't care less about Transformers.   8)












(I had GoBots.)   :-\
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on December 20, 2006, 10:37 PM
Ah... GoBots.

I loved those things.

And M.A.S.K. too.





In movie news, I finally saw The Fountain on Sunday.  And I absolutely loved it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on December 20, 2006, 10:54 PM
Ah... GoBots.

I loved those things.


Sigh....no one else seems to....I had both.  Sold all my Transformers a few years ago on ebay (all but Optimus Prime) but NO interest in GoBots anywhere out there.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on December 20, 2006, 11:13 PM
Well, yeah.  But I was like 7 at the time. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: MetalJedi on December 21, 2006, 02:41 AM
Bad or not, we're all gonna go see it.

Not everyone is gonna see it. I know Im not. The G1 cartoon is Transformers not this pile of garbage.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jediknight760071 on December 21, 2006, 02:57 AM
I've heard a lot of bad reviews about The Fountain, though I'd been looking forward to it. Do you have any criticism, Rob?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: MetalJedi on December 21, 2006, 03:06 AM
The Fountain? Personally I have yet to see it. And I don't know anyone who has seen it to tell the truth.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Mikey D on December 21, 2006, 07:43 AM
Bad or not, we're all gonna go see it.

Not everyone is gonna see it. I know Im not. The G1 cartoon is Transformers not this pile of garbage.

I'm with Robb on this one.  I can accept certain changes, but this looks to have strayed much too far from the source material and it's Transformers in name only.  I might wait until the DVD hits to see it, but I'm not going to go out of my way to watch it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on December 21, 2006, 10:16 AM
I've heard a lot of bad reviews about The Fountain, though I'd been looking forward to it. Do you have any criticism, Rob?

None.  I thought it was amazing.

But I also already thought that after 2 movies Darren Aronofsky had it all figured out. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: MetalJedi on December 21, 2006, 02:12 PM
Grindhouse Trailer (http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/grindhouse.html;_ylt=AlRmke0vIlFNubGE1 xViRfRfVXcA) Friggin Awesome!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Diddly on December 21, 2006, 07:34 PM
Just got back from "The Persuit of Happyness". Fantastic flick, I highly reccomend it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on December 24, 2006, 04:55 PM
Just came back from "Rocky Balboa". Thought it was excellent, far excedded my expectations.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 26, 2006, 10:46 AM
Bad or not, we're all gonna go see it.



I'm another one who would have to be dragged kicking and screeming. If it wasn't for the fact that the script isn't very good to start with, it's directed my Micheal Bay who's movies I go out of my way to avoid.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on December 26, 2006, 08:30 PM
I took the midgets to see Charlotte's Web this weekend.  It was really, really good.  Pretty much a perfect adaptation, if you're into kids' books kinds of things.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on December 26, 2006, 09:32 PM
Dare I ask to see if anyone is shocked to note that more people downloaded the TF trailer vs. Spiderman 3?  Yes, I know YOU ALL HATE this movie, but I'm happy - at least until I see the movie.  I'm not expecting a rehash of 84-85 stuff.  I've been there and have already enjoyed that.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Morgbug on December 27, 2006, 11:15 AM
Saw a couple of flicks in the last few days:

Night at the Museum.  Typical stuff but entertaining anyway.  Hey, my six year old enjoyed it and when you're trying to kill six hours while waiting for a flight, that's priceless. 

The Good Shepherd.  Interesting flick and I enjoyed it.  It's slow moving and requires you to pay attention, something well beyond the abilities of the average movie goer.  I'm not sure why everyone in the theater seemed to think they were going to see a 007 movie, but it would seem many were.  I saw the previews, read the synopsis and went to the movie and got what I expected.  I knew my wife wouldn't be interested in seeing this so I wanted to see it because it was unlikely we'd rent or buy.  But the crowd was yet another push towards a quality home theater setup; not enough explosions or gruesome killings it would seem ::)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 31, 2006, 04:02 PM
Finally caught Flags of our Fathers the other night. It was a flawed movie, but very good never the less. I recommend a viewing.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on December 31, 2006, 04:29 PM
Saw Night At The Museum yesterday. Pretty much just what I expected, it was pretty good.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on January 1, 2007, 12:12 PM
Saw Night At The Museum yesterday. Pretty much just what I expected, it was pretty good.

Is the Ben Stiller/Owen Wilson thing still working?  The movie looks somewhat entertaining, but I think the duo is getting rather stale.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Smartypants1635 on January 1, 2007, 04:29 PM
Yeah that movie was a great kids movie, I saw it on christmas eve and I was impressed.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jediknight760071 on January 1, 2007, 04:42 PM
I saw Night at the Museum on IMAX, and I must say, I was rather disappointed. Everyone played their roles well, but the direction didn't seem to work so smoothly as I had expected. Certain scenes in the movie were pulled off nicely, but others tended to go on long after they should have. I'd have seen a matinee or bought tickets from Costco, but would not have spent the $14 for the IMAX showing, had I known this.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JohnH on January 1, 2007, 06:14 PM
(I had GoBots.)   :-\

Ah yes, Gobots...the poor man's Transformers.  Had 'em as well, and actually dig them more now than the original TFs.

Anyway, I think it's refreshing they're taking TF to a different level and making some modifcations.  It's definitely not going to be the kiddy cartoon that we all remember, at least not based on what we've seen in the trailer.  I know this has a bunch of fan boys all bent out of shape, but that's to be expected.  Based on the trailer, I'm looking forward to it.

John
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Deanna Rash on January 1, 2007, 07:43 PM
 ;D I'm waiting for 300 Sombody's supposed to do figures too .
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on January 1, 2007, 07:52 PM
NECA is making those figures, they look great.  8)

Frank Miller's 300 - Series 1 - Set of 4 (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=NEC10470&mode=retail&picture=out)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on January 1, 2007, 10:26 PM
(I had GoBots.)   :-\

Ah yes, Gobots...the poor man's Transformers.  Had 'em as well, and actually dig them more now than the original TFs.

Anyway, I think it's refreshing they're taking TF to a different level and making some modifcations.  It's definitely not going to be the kiddy cartoon that we all remember, at least not based on what we've seen in the trailer.  I know this has a bunch of fan boys all bent out of shape, but that's to be expected.  Based on the trailer, I'm looking forward to it.

John

That's just it.  I AM a TRANSFAN.  I am a fanboy...Have been ever since 84.  I have hundreds and hundreds of Transformers - toys that I actually open and enjoy.  I have all the G1 toons on DVD, and I'm looking forward to a change in a different direction.  I could care less if it's anything like it was or what most of you think it should be, I'm just glad that they're finally making a real movie based on the franchise.  I have to say that RID, Armada, Energon, & the Cybertron toons were all lame for the most part, but so was a lot of the G1 stuff if you go back and watch it again after all these years.  I thought they were a lot better when I was 6-8 for some reason   ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Deanna Rash on January 2, 2007, 03:49 PM
NECA is making those figures, they look great.  8)

Frank Miller's 300 - Series 1 - Set of 4 (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=NEC10470&mode=retail&picture=out)

:o :o :o ;D ;D Sweet!!!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on January 8, 2007, 01:54 AM
I went and saw Children of Men tonight.

I can't remember the last time I saw a movie that I thought was as perfect as this one.  Story, execution, effects, acting, direction, casting... all of it. 

I can't recommend it highly enough.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 8, 2007, 09:38 AM
Glad you liked it Rob, I felt the same way.

Yesterday, I think I saw one the best films of '06, Letters from Iwa Jima. Infinately better than Flags of our Fathers IMO, which was pretty solid to begin with.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on January 27, 2007, 01:48 AM
Just got back from the 9:55 showing of Smokin Aces, and I loved it. This move is so much more than what the commercials let on to. Acting, Plot, Music, everything just fit, oh so well. It was funny at all the right moments, the action was intense, the drama was all there, and in the end it all came together.

Very Mild Spoliers ahead:

As the movie progressed, I heard more and more murmers and questions being whispered, but at about the halfway point, things started to get explained, and in the very end they all piece together. So don't walk out half way because your confused!

I absolutely loved it, an instant favorite. 8)

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JohnH on January 28, 2007, 12:26 AM
My wife and I just watched "The Descent".  I have one question about that movie.

WTF?

John
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Cory Chaos on January 28, 2007, 01:23 PM
There's a good bit of "open to interpretation" theory to that movie. To me, it should have either gone one way or the other.

SPOILERS
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Either make it a movie about going spelunking, and running into creatures or make it about a paranoid chick who lost her kid & husband, then totally snapped, thinking her friends were creatures, in the end, killing them all off.
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END SPOILER.

It was somewhat confusing. There was actually an alternate ending that supposedly played out a lot better for the UK release. Overall, not a bad movie. Very gorey and atmospheric..made me jump a couple of times.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on January 28, 2007, 03:57 PM
I've gone to a movie every weekend for the last three weeks, trying to catch up. I saw Eragon first. Didn't like it.

Then I saw Children of Men. Great, great movie. I thought the soundtrack was pretty cool too.

This weekend I saw Pan's Labyrinth. I was surprised it actually came to this town, being a foreign language film and all. But anyway, I'd very highly recommend it.

I'll probably soak in Smokin' Aces next week.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JohnH on January 28, 2007, 07:18 PM
There's a good bit of "open to interpretation" theory to that movie. To me, it should have either gone one way or the other.

It's not the "open to interpretation" part of it that made me say "WTF".  To me it just seemed like a jumbled mess than really never knew where it was going (which I think you agree with).  I almost felt like different movies crammed into one.  It just never really seemed to all fit together, and there was so much that could have and should have been expanded on.  Not saying I want everything spelled out for me (far from it), but the way it was all done made the whole thing seem pretty pointless to me.

I wanted to like it...but it ended up doing nothing for me.

John
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 17, 2007, 12:18 PM
I got to see "The Host" last night, that Korean monster movie. It was very entertaining in a Tremors type of way. Could have been better, but I think it's better than typical American horror/monster fare. The monster was well designed and executed perfectly.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 4, 2007, 11:33 AM
I caught Bridge to Tarabithia last night. I have to say, I'm baffled as to the rave reviews. Don't get me wrong, I really wanted to like this movie. I firmly believe that the intent was noble and good, but in the end, it was an unfocused mess.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 4, 2007, 09:33 PM
Possible spoiler? Left up to interpretation?


I got off the phone with my wife in SOCAL...she tells me they had traffic in both directions stopped on the road over the dry lake bed coming from/to my  home AF Base. She told me they were filming some more of the 'Transformers movie'. She desribed a huge big-rig truck (optimus prime?) with flames on it, there was also a large overly 4WD vehicle as well. She was in front of the stopped traffic. They were doing a shoot where the vehicles make a turn around on the road. For those that don't know this is a 2 lane in/2 lane out road with dry lake bed on both sides.

For some strange reason A B1 bomber flew directly overhead(in-line with the road) with it's wings swept. It would be cool if there was a transforming bomber
I find that unlikely though...probably just a local sortie where the aircrew flew overhead for 'a look'.

I guess the shooting is not yet done for this film....I remember last fall they asked for 'extras' for a shoot on the dry lake on the base itself(different dry lake) (they wanted GI's in uniform). This was the first I've heard of a shoot since then.

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Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on March 4, 2007, 09:41 PM
Saw Little Miss Sunshine this weekend.  It was decent...laughed a few times so its worth a rent IMO
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on March 4, 2007, 10:13 PM
I thought sunshine was fantastic.  worth a buy!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on March 4, 2007, 10:53 PM
Well, to me it seemed a bit like an Vacation remake where everything could go wrong did on this road trip with a 6 flawed characters added to the mix...I thought the contest was great though
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 5, 2007, 09:40 AM
Possible spoiler? Left up to interpretation?


I got off the phone with my wife in SOCAL...she tells me they had traffic in both directions stopped on the road over the dry lake bed coming from/to my  home AF Base. She told me they were filming some more of the 'Transformers movie'. She desribed a huge big-rig truck (optimus prime?) with flames on it, there was also a large overly 4WD vehicle as well. She was in front of the stopped traffic. They were doing a shoot where the vehicles make a turn around on the road. For those that don't know this is a 2 lane in/2 lane out road with dry lake bed on both sides.

For some strange reason A B1 bomber flew directly overhead(in-line with the road) with it's wings swept. It would be cool if there was a transforming bomber
I find that unlikely though...probably just a local sortie where the aircrew flew overhead for 'a look'.

I guess the shooting is not yet done for this film....I remember last fall they asked for 'extras' for a shoot on the dry lake on the base itself(different dry lake) (they wanted GI's in uniform). This was the first I've heard of a shoot since then.

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They were doing pick-ups (re-shoots,) very typical. Happens after they're done "principal" photography and have decided they need to redo or add scenes after they're done an edit of the movie.

They're going to have to do a lot of pick-ups to make the movie good IMO, based on the script.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on March 5, 2007, 01:47 PM
Well, to me it seemed a bit like an Vacation remake where everything could go wrong did on this road trip with a 6 flawed characters added to the mix...I thought the contest was great though

I felt the same way.  Maybe my expectations were a little high after all the Oscar talk.

No Oscar worthy performances IMO - then again, I never agree with their choices. 

SPOILER ALERT!!

The guy that won best supporting actor was in the movie for what, thirty minutes?

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 19, 2007, 09:48 AM
Got to see Shooter last night. I have to say, It didn't suck. I actually liked it, though I can't say it's the most solid movie ever made. Simply entertaining.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Lady Jaye on March 23, 2007, 04:47 PM
Well don't know if this belongs here, I'm sure it does, but anyhow I kind of geeked out a big over this one scene from the TMNT movie coming out today!! I'm planning to see it tonight, full price and all!! :-X

TMNT: The Movie (http://youtube.com/watch?v=XToK-Nq779E)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on March 27, 2007, 09:25 PM
Well don't know if this belongs here, I'm sure it does, but anyhow I kind of geeked out a big over this one scene from the TMNT movie coming out today!! I'm planning to see it tonight, full price and all!! :-X

TMNT: The Movie (http://youtube.com/watch?v=XToK-Nq779E)

Look for Reel FX Creative Studio in the credits!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on March 28, 2007, 12:31 AM
Anyone see The Last Mimzy?  I'm intrigued as it has an Explorers type vibe to it for some reason and that was one of my favorite movies as a youth
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 28, 2007, 09:13 PM
This should be interesting.

John Rambo (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0462499/)

Rambo IV Home Page (http://www.ramboiv.moonfruit.com/)

Rambo IV First Pics (http://www.flynetonline.com/2007/03/rambos-last-mission-in-thailand.html)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on March 29, 2007, 09:19 AM
He looks like holy hell.

(http://www.flynetonline.com/uploaded_images/rambo019-761005.JPG)

Am I the only one who thought Rocky and Rambo should have been left alone?

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on March 29, 2007, 11:01 AM
Rambo yes, Rocky no. I thought Rocky Balboa was well done, and a way better ending to Rocky's life than Rocky V.

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on March 29, 2007, 11:22 AM
and a way better ending to Rocky's life than Rocky V.

Kevin

A gunshot wound to the head would've been a better ending to Rocky's life than Rocky V.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on March 29, 2007, 04:17 PM
Rocky Vs. Rambo?

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on March 29, 2007, 04:25 PM
I would have no problem with that.

But they both have to die.

Maybe John McClain shoots Rambo?

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on March 30, 2007, 08:07 AM
I thought Rocky Balboa was a great movie, and a much better to end the series witht han ROcky V. However, that pic of Rambo makes me very sad.  :-[
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on April 2, 2007, 08:57 PM
He's back!  :D

Mr. Bean's Holiday trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Mq2dgadXiU)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on April 3, 2007, 09:27 AM
He's back!  :D

Mr. Bean's Holiday trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Mq2dgadXiU)

 :o ;D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 9, 2007, 09:48 AM
Grindhouse, what a way t spend and Easter evening with your wife. ;)

Fun, fun movie. Reviews are saying how cool the fake trailers are, well, they're every bit as good as adveritsed.

Enjoy.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Famine on April 9, 2007, 01:19 PM
Agreed! I went to see Grindhouse last night, and it was one of the few times within the last few years of going to the theater that I enjoyed the whole experience. The movies were great fun, the crowd was into it,  the food was good (20 bucks for a hot dog, ice cream bites, nachos and a coke) and I would have paid 10 bucks for each movie solo.

Go check it out!

Kevin
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: stormie on April 10, 2007, 12:29 PM
I know it's a bit old and everything, but I just recently saw "The Departed" and really enjoyed it. Some of the characters were a bit shallowly drawn (Damon's girlfriend), but overall, it was a very good movie. What really struck me, though, is how much DiCaprio totally made that movie. I've never been a fan of his, but he just stole that entire movie and was awesome. His screen presence reminded me of a younger Brad Pitt. He stole every scene he was in.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on April 10, 2007, 12:46 PM
You have to give Leo credit - he could've easily gone the way of Hamill after Titanic.  He actually has a nice resume' of movies going....



Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt on April 10, 2007, 02:30 PM
He's always been a good actor.  He just gets a bunch of **** because he's a pretty-boy.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on April 10, 2007, 07:13 PM
Has anyone heard of the Sci-Fi flick Sunshine?

Fifty years from now, the sun is dying, and mankind is dying with it. Our last hope: a spaceship and a crew of eight men and women. They carry a device which will breathe new life into the star. But deep into their voyage, out of radio contact with Earth, their mission is starting to unravel.

Sunshine Trailer (http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/sunshine/)

Looks 2001 & STTMPish.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on April 11, 2007, 10:31 AM
sttmp?

eta - i'm guessing that's star trek the motion picture?

regardless, the trailer looks swell.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on April 11, 2007, 05:53 PM
Yep, The Motion Picture tho I do prefer STTMS (Star Trek The Motion Sickness).  :D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Tracy on April 19, 2007, 08:55 AM
C'mon, you know you wanna go see Fanboys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYo794y4Le0)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 30, 2007, 09:39 AM
Has anyone heard of the Sci-Fi flick Sunshine?

Fifty years from now, the sun is dying, and mankind is dying with it. Our last hope: a spaceship and a crew of eight men and women. They carry a device which will breathe new life into the star. But deep into their voyage, out of radio contact with Earth, their mission is starting to unravel.

Sunshine Trailer (http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/sunshine/)

Looks 2001 & STTMPish.

Love the design of the ship. That movies going to be high on my list to see.

Saw Fracture yesterday. I liked it. It wasn't directed very well, but it was a good script with great performances. At least the movie got me when I thought I had it figured out and thought it was flawed.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on May 10, 2007, 10:33 PM
'Terminator' back for a new trilogy (http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Movies/05/10/film.terminator.reut/index.html)

Quote
The Halcyon Co. -- a privately financed firm -- plans to begin immediate preproduction on "Terminator 4," with hopes that it will be ready for release in the first half of 2009
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ryan on May 10, 2007, 10:35 PM
'Terminator' back for a new trilogy (http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Movies/05/10/film.terminator.reut/index.html)

Quote
The Halcyon Co. -- a privately financed firm -- plans to begin immediate preproduction on "Terminator 4," with hopes that it will be ready for release in the first half of 2009

Ummm..... LAME!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on May 20, 2007, 04:22 PM
John Rambo sneak peek

http://www.aintitcool.com/multimedia/AICN-JOHN-RAMBO2.mov

 8)


Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on May 20, 2007, 05:09 PM
John Rambo sneak peek

http://www.aintitcool.com/multimedia/AICN-JOHN-RAMBO2.mov

 8)

Holy hell!  :o  :o

Thanks for the link.  :)

Man Sly is sure ripped. This pic showed up on the net few days ago, from an Italian news paper.

(http://www.arrogantics.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/ramboineditokz11.thumbnail.jpg) (http://www.arrogantics.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/ramboineditokz11.jpg)

A cleaned up pic from StalloneZone.

(http://theartofjazzman.com/IMAGES/johnrambo.jpg)

Gotta love that Browning M2 Heavy Barrel 50 Cal.  8)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on May 20, 2007, 05:18 PM
Yep... nothing like heavy artillery, machetes, bow and arrows, and a good ol' fashion, bare handed tracheotomy. Geez I almost forget he has God on his side too  :P
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt on May 20, 2007, 06:49 PM
Man Sly is sure ripped.

Geez I almost forget he has God on his side too  :P

. . .along with a big bottle of HGH (http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1620948,00.html). . .
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on May 21, 2007, 06:12 AM
'Rocky' fined on hormone charge (http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/05/20/australia.stallone.ap/index.html)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on May 21, 2007, 04:20 PM
video never played for me.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on May 21, 2007, 06:40 PM
Cool preview, mighty bloody.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on May 21, 2007, 07:26 PM
It's on You tube now for those who couldn't get QT to work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ColXeVm-gxY
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on May 21, 2007, 10:13 PM
JR looks choice. Love it when he hops in the Jeep's turret and fires away at the driver from point blank range. Nice  ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Morgbug on May 22, 2007, 04:03 PM
Anyone see The Last Mimzy?  I'm intrigued as it has an Explorers type vibe to it for some reason and that was one of my favorite movies as a youth

Is two months later too late to respond?  I took my daughter (7) to the cheap theater yesterday to see the movie.  It wasn't awful and she really enjoyed it a lot.  It struck me that it would really resonate with that 6-12 crowd.  These days much older than that and they'd be disappointed by the lack of violence. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on June 14, 2007, 08:04 PM
New Batsuit from The Dark Knight

(http://www.aintitcool.com/images2007/DKbatsuit.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on June 18, 2007, 02:02 PM
Spoiler after the link.... The Bat Pod (http://video.msn.com/v/us/fv/fv.htm??g=13f4067e-e33c-4d98-96b1-51bafdd4f35e&t=m17&f=06/64&p=source_today%20show&fg=&gt1=100)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 28, 2007, 09:38 AM
Saw Live Free or Die Hard last night. It's definitely good enough to recommend, but still a far cry from the original.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth Slothus on June 28, 2007, 04:43 PM
Seen it last night too, Anthony. I really liked it alot- My opinion is that it was as good as the first/definately better than the last 2. Good plot, acting, special effects, stunts-proper length. I'd recommend it certainly. My dad of course tried to sway me (he didn't see it) afterwards saying the lead actor is anti-US/anti-military/war-and so, why did I see it. So, I told him that's most of hollywood right now AND the US according to polls. Actors are acting to make a film- and that's all it is-a film-which is why I see it.

The Plot: certainly a believable scenario that could happen- especially when you consider all the cyber warfare the Chinese are succeeding in obtaining info from us now as it is.

DS 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 1, 2007, 09:43 AM
Ratatullie - one of the better movies this year that no one is going to see...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Vator on July 1, 2007, 05:13 PM
Ratatouille - one of the better movies this year that no one is going to see...

It was a rather good picture. I enjoyed it, at least (though, I suppose, I am somewhat taken with Pixar. They've really yet to disappoint me, Finding Nemo aside.)

Oh! The other films ...

Evan Almighty: An Environmental-Trotskyist front! Amusing at times, but the not-so-subtle political undertones and assertions really killed it for me.  :-X

That David Pearl Movie Which I've Forgotten The Name Of: I enjoyed the secondary and tertiary characters much more so than Jolie and whomsoever portrayed Mr Pearl. I thought that it lacked shot continuity, but am guessing that was purposeful. Not so bad, but a little too long. If'n you're into journalism, current events, or an indictment of General Mushareff's increasingly pre-'79-Iran-looking Pakistan, then you mayhaps should consider viewing it.

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls: Amazing and uproarious.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JohnH on July 1, 2007, 05:59 PM
It was a rather good picture. I enjoyed it, at least (though, I suppose, I am somewhat taken with Pixar. They've really yet to disappoint me, Finding Nemo aside.)

No kidding?  I don't think I've heard much of anyone say they didn't like Finding Nemo.  I thought it was nicely done.  I agree that Pixar has been impressive to date, but after absolutely hating Cars I've been skeptical about Ratatouille.

John
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Neal on July 1, 2007, 09:55 PM
Ratatullie - one of the better movies this year that no one is going to see...

Well, it led the weekend with $47 million plus, so someone saw it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on July 2, 2007, 12:40 AM
Waited until tonight to see Die Hard so I could watch the first three again before.


I haven't read what anyone else thinks about this movie, and it was over the top at times (yeah, over the top even for Die Hard) and the bad guy didn't knock my socks off, but overall I really enjoyed the crap out of it.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Vator on July 2, 2007, 03:02 AM
It was a rather good picture. I enjoyed it, at least (though, I suppose, I am somewhat taken with Pixar. They've really yet to disappoint me, Finding Nemo aside.)

No kidding?  I don't think I've heard much of anyone say they didn't like Finding Nemo.  I thought it was nicely done.  I agree that Pixar has been impressive to date, but after absolutely hating Cars I've been skeptical about Ratatouille.

John

And you didn't like Cars? Bei Gott! Different folks, different strokes, I guess.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 2, 2007, 09:43 AM
So far, Pixar has put a certain level of quality into each movie whether it completely works or not. I can see why people would fault Finding Nemo, Cars and Ratatouille. The person I saw Ratatouille with didn't like Monsters Inc at all. ???

Those movies do have flaws on some level. For example, Cars' second act (the middle of the movie) really dragged for me. Barely enough exciting things going on to move the plot forward. What was happening was important, but too heady given the material. However, it all came together in the end to give the film one of the best endings of any movie on multiple levels. I think Ratatouille suffers from the same flaw.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: stormie on July 3, 2007, 11:37 AM
Through Netflix, I've been catching up on all the movies I haven't been able to see at the theatres the last few years. Here's the most recent views:

Little Children. Actually surprisingly good, though a few parts were kind of unnecessarily disturbing. It was fun to see Bad News Bears "Kelly" in a totally different role.

Notes on a Scandal. Another creepy one, but quite good. Judi Dench was awesomely wicked.

Garden State. Meh. It was pretty much what I thought it would be. I would've liked to see the relationship with his dad explored more. I also thought Portman's role wasn't believable. Seemed like she was playing it a little over the top. I will admit that I paused and slo-mo'd during the Portman pool scene.  :-*

Capote. I just couldn't get into Hoffman as Capote. I kept expecting him to all of a sudden go off-character and say, "I sharted." I fell asleep in the middle, so apparently the story wasn't riveting enough, either.

Stranger Than Fiction. Fun. It was actually good to see Ferrell in a slightly different role, yet still not totally serious. The soundtrack was great and really set the mood for the movie. Good supporting cast, too.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 4, 2007, 09:34 AM

Stranger Than Fiction. Fun. It was actually good to see Ferrell in a slightly different role, yet still not totally serious. The soundtrack was great and really set the mood for the movie. Good supporting cast, too.

I've read the script, twice, love it, but still haven't seen the movie. I'm afraid it might ruin the script for me. :-X
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Diddly on July 5, 2007, 01:34 AM
(http://www.totalfilm.com/__data/assets/image/807915/alvinchipmunksposter.jpg)

No.

Just... no.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on July 5, 2007, 09:10 AM
I saw that poster at the theater yesterday too.  This could be bad, especially with the "homeboy" look to the Chipmunks.  Not that I'd see this movie either way, but I do remember watching the cartoon from time to time when I was growing up.  Oh, and I'll always remember my grandparents having a Christmas record of theirs that they would put on when we had Christmas at their house :).
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 5, 2007, 09:48 AM
Saw Sicko yesterday. I recommend everybody see it, regardless of how you feel about Michael Moore.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Tracy on July 5, 2007, 11:45 AM
Saw Sicko yesterday. I recommend everybody see it, regardless of how you feel about Michael Moore.

Sorry -- not gonna happen -- not even if Rosie O'Donnell herself sat on me, held me down and made me watch it. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 5, 2007, 01:07 PM
But there's a Star Wars collector featured in the film. ;)

Seriously though, there is. You can see his Episode 1 figures on display in a cabinate. :P
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Tracy on July 5, 2007, 02:37 PM
But there's a Star Wars collector featured in the film. ;)

Seriously though, there is. You can see his Episode 1 figures on display in a cabinate. :P

Episode I figures/collector?  Your not doing a very good job of convincing me Anthony ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on July 6, 2007, 11:11 PM
There was a phenomenal trailer played just before Transformers.  It didn't have a name just a release date...January 2008.  A little research shows that it is probably a movie (Potentially called Cloverfield) coming from JJ Abram...and it has taken a page out of the Blair Witch internet buzz book. 

Cloverfield (http://blogs.forbes.com/digitaldownload/2007/07/ethan-haas-hits.html)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 7, 2007, 09:51 AM
Here's an artical I just read about Cloverfield from the Hollywood Reporter. (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003608120)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JangoTat on July 8, 2007, 05:07 PM
so is anyone curious about the trailer for the cool looking movie that comes out 1-18-08. sounds like Godzilla lol
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Smartypants1635 on July 8, 2007, 08:52 PM
They are no way doing another **** zilla remake ::) The US remake sucked, if they do another one, its gonna be stupid too
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: King_Maul on July 9, 2007, 12:42 AM
I saw the teaser online, and it looks interesting.  Wonder what the "subject" will be?  Guess time will tell.

Over the past week, I saw the following movies:
1408 - I didn't like the movie
Live Free or Die Hard - OK, liked the action
Fantastic 4 - Good but not as good as the first one
Knocked Up - Good and there are good reasons for it's R rating
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Angry Ewok on July 9, 2007, 12:51 AM
Saw Ratatouille with my fiance, this weekend... I enjoyed it. I wanna see Transformers, next.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on July 17, 2007, 03:42 PM
This movie looks awesome, i have not heard anything about it. I saw the teaser during Harry Potter.

10,000 BC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AupL-yoFSYw&mode=related&search=)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JohnH on July 27, 2007, 11:19 AM
I can't believe it...a new version of an old favorite that I'm looking forward to.

Get Smart (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425061/)

I loved the show and still do to this day.  I think Steve Carell will fill Don Adam's shoes nicely.

John
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 9, 2007, 09:17 AM
I saw Sunshine the other night. It's not perfect, but I liked it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 16, 2007, 09:27 AM
My Wife and I got to get out to see Stardust last night. It was a little slow getting going, but once it did, it was fun, fun, fun.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: King_Maul on August 18, 2007, 09:36 AM
This movie looks awesome, i have not heard anything about it. I saw the teaser during Harry Potter.

10,000 BC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AupL-yoFSYw&mode=related&search=)

I can't remember when and where I saw the teaser for this movie, but yeah, it was definitely exciting to watch.  I remember interesting idea for a movie like that.  I wonder how the characters will communicate with each other - will it be language dialogue or mostly primitive language/grunting/motions?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Diddly on August 18, 2007, 01:20 PM
I caught Superbad last night. I think I've found my new favorite Teen Comedy movie.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on August 19, 2007, 03:58 PM
With summer drawing to a close, how would you rank the summer movies? Of the ones I've seen...

1. Spider-Man 3 (Saw twice)
2. Transformers
3. Fantastic 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer
4. Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (Saw twice)
5. Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on August 19, 2007, 04:12 PM
I didn't catch very many movies this summer, so my ranking:

1. Transformers
2. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
3. Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End
4. Spider-Man 3

I have yet to see The Simpsons Movie, so I plan on that being my five.

I saw The Last Legion yesterday. Normally, I'm a little biased when it comes to King Arthur movies, but this one had potential that it didn't know it had and that's why it wasn't all that great. It's just another Dino De Laurentiis-produced movie.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Neal on August 19, 2007, 04:20 PM
With summer drawing to a close, how would you rank the summer movies? Of the ones I've seen...

1. Spider-Man 3 (Saw twice)
2. Transformers
3. Fantastic 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer
4. Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (Saw twice)
5. Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End

Of those five, I'd rank them like this:

1. Transformers (easily)
2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
4. Fantastic 4:  Rise of the Silver Surfer
5. Spider-Man 3
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darby on August 19, 2007, 05:04 PM
1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2. Superbad
3. Stardust
4 (tie) Transformers
Live Free or Die Hard
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JangoTat on August 19, 2007, 06:29 PM
Transformer
Pirates 3
Spiderman
live Free or Die hard


Thats my top 4...the others ones are very close to being the 5th...Fantastic 4, meet the robinsons and the rat movie..cant remeber how to spell it though.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 20, 2007, 04:00 PM
Sumer movies? Not too many stand outs. Here are the more solid ones I saw this year:

Knocked up
Ratatouille
The Simpsons Movie
Sunshine
Oceans Thirteen
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on August 20, 2007, 06:25 PM
1. Fantastic Four
2. Harry Potter
3. Spider-Man 3
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Nathan on August 22, 2007, 06:04 PM
http://www.dragon-wars.com/

I'm sure the film will be terrible, but the dragon-rider army in the opening shots of the trailer gives me a nerd-boner. Why can't someone make a decent, pure-fantasy dragon movie instead of crappy plots that try to shoehorn them into the modern world? (Reign of Fire, I'm looking at you.)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Diddly on August 22, 2007, 06:26 PM
My top 6 summer flicks:

1. Superbad
2. Knocked Up
3. Spider-Man 3
4. Simpsons Movie
5. Every movie I didn't see
6. Transformers
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Hemish on August 25, 2007, 09:10 PM
http://www.avp-r.com/

OK so this might not suck, the carnage looks awesome.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on August 25, 2007, 09:20 PM
AVP looks really good, lots of splatter.  8)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: MetalJedi on August 25, 2007, 09:36 PM
http://www.avp-r.com/

OK so this might not suck, the carnage looks awesome.

Love it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 26, 2007, 09:25 AM
I sure hope AvP2 is better than the last one. Looks like it could be and it's a different director.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on August 26, 2007, 09:57 AM
Saw Superbad the other night and it was awesome. Great movie, laughed the whole time.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JangoTat on August 26, 2007, 12:59 PM
saw Rush Hour 3 and bourn ultimatum?

Rush Hour was funny while the other well, i had never seen the other two so i was lost. I saw both movies at the Drive-In near my house :P
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on August 26, 2007, 05:16 PM
Soaked in Stardust today. Fantastic movie, loved every minute of it.  :)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: MetalJedi on August 31, 2007, 06:15 PM
Watched Rob Zombie's Halloween today. I'll leave it at that.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on August 31, 2007, 07:42 PM
Watched Rob Zombie's Halloween today. I'll leave it at that.

I guess its not worth talking about?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on August 31, 2007, 11:15 PM
Watched Rob Zombie's Halloween today. I'll leave it at that.

I guess its not worth talking about?

Maybe he doesn't want to talk about it.....He could have possibly been scarred by Zombie's version  ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on September 1, 2007, 12:00 AM
Watched Rob Zombie's Halloween today. I'll leave it at that.

I love the original film, but I probably won't see this. Might rent it though.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth Slothus on September 1, 2007, 03:27 AM
Saw comedys Rush Hour 3 and Balls of fury today. They were funny, average movies 2.75 stars at most(out of 5).

DS
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: MetalJedi on September 1, 2007, 08:32 AM
Watched Rob Zombie's Halloween today. I'll leave it at that.

I guess its not worth talking about?

Maybe he doesn't want to talk about it.....He could have possibly been scarred by Zombie's version  ;)

It's not worth talking about. It did scar me, from ever seeing a film by him ever again.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Diddly on September 2, 2007, 04:26 AM
I caught The Bourne Ultimatum this evening. Great stuff. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth Slothus on September 3, 2007, 04:54 AM
Saw 'Stardust' last night. To sum it up it's a fairy tale about falling stars and how to be careful what you wish for. DeNiro saves the movie of course. I thought Paltro was charming to the last...

The DS
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 3, 2007, 09:35 AM
I thought Paltro was charming to the last...
 

Paltro? I think you mean Claire Danes. :-X
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: David on September 3, 2007, 01:22 PM
I saw the Bourne Ultimatum last night. I thought it was the best Bourne yet, and the story was easy to keep up with.

I then rented and watched Hot Fuzz. Hilarious!  ;D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Artoo on September 3, 2007, 04:19 PM
That Dragon Wars looks like a cheap rip-off of Transformers.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Greg on September 3, 2007, 04:58 PM
I caught Halloween last night, and I thought it was pretty good. I had a bit of trouble getting in due to my age, so after getting tickets to Balls of Fury, the guy who rips tickets let my friends and I go into Halloween after he saw that I brought along my good friend Mr. Bribe. Well worth the $10, and I do hope Saw IV is able to top that level of blood, violence, and gore.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JangoTat on September 3, 2007, 09:13 PM
I caught Halloween last night, and I thought it was pretty good. I had a bit of trouble getting in due to my age, so after getting tickets to Balls of Fury, the guy who rips tickets let my friends and I go into Halloween after he saw that I brought along my good friend Mr. Bribe. Well worth the $10, and I do hope Saw IV is able to top that level of blood, violence, and gore.

you bribed the guy?Wow. So is this movie basically just Saw with new characters?(in other words just random gore  with crappy story to make it look meaningful) If so it sucks already :(
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Hemish on September 4, 2007, 01:11 AM
Finally caught superbad, funny show. Great to see the geeks get the girls :)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth Slothus on September 4, 2007, 01:19 AM
I found it curious there was a guy at the halloween movie theatre entrance checking ID's prior to allowing them in. I haven't seen that for a long time- Funny how they are positioned there. Do they get asked when thery purchase there tickets too? Does the ticket taker ask for ID's too? :-\

The DS
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 4, 2007, 09:22 AM
Finally caught Superbad. Almost every review has been spot on, but I still loved it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Artoo on September 4, 2007, 05:34 PM
Saw's stupid. Just wait 'till Saw 79 the same thing happens again!  WOO!  ::)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JangoTat on September 4, 2007, 05:48 PM
Saw's stupid. Just wait 'till Saw 79 the same thing happens again!  WOO!  ::)

Lemme guess the movie is gonna be about a bunch of people who die because of a crappy story line right? :P
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Greg on September 5, 2007, 05:40 PM
I caught Halloween last night, and I thought it was pretty good. I had a bit of trouble getting in due to my age, so after getting tickets to Balls of Fury, the guy who rips tickets let my friends and I go into Halloween after he saw that I brought along my good friend Mr. Bribe. Well worth the $10, and I do hope Saw IV is able to top that level of blood, violence, and gore.

you bribed the guy?Wow. So is this movie basically just Saw with new characters?(in other words just random gore  with crappy story to make it look meaningful) If so it sucks already :(

Well, it wasn't the same type of horror as Saw (Slasher/serial killer film compared to torture), but had about the same level of blood and gore. I guess I should've been a bit clearer on that one. Halloween was entertaining, but not worth repeat viewings or a purchase on DVD if it's over $8.00.

Saw's stupid.

Thanks for posting that. I apologize for even bringing up a "stupid" movie because I enjoy it. It was the wrong thing to do, and highly inappropriate.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JangoTat on September 5, 2007, 06:14 PM
I caught Halloween last night, and I thought it was pretty good. I had a bit of trouble getting in due to my age, so after getting tickets to Balls of Fury, the guy who rips tickets let my friends and I go into Halloween after he saw that I brought along my good friend Mr. Bribe. Well worth the $10, and I do hope Saw IV is able to top that level of blood, violence, and gore.

you bribed the guy?Wow. So is this movie basically just Saw with new characters?(in other words just random gore  with crappy story to make it look meaningful) If so it sucks already :(

Well, it wasn't the same type of horror as Saw (Slasher/serial killer film compared to torture), but had about the same level of blood and gore. I guess I should've been a bit clearer on that one. Halloween was entertaining, but not worth repeat viewings or a purchase on DVD if it's over $8.00.

Saw's stupid.

Thanks for posting that. I apologize for even bringing up a "stupid" movie because I enjoy it. It was the wrong thing to do, and highly inappropriate.

Oh ok, wasnt planning on paying any more then $5 at blockbuster anyways.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jedismack on September 5, 2007, 06:19 PM
I caught Halloween last night, and I thought it was pretty good. I had a bit of trouble getting in due to my age, so after getting tickets to Balls of Fury, the guy who rips tickets let my friends and I go into Halloween after he saw that I brought along my good friend Mr. Bribe. Well worth the $10, and I do hope Saw IV is able to top that level of blood, violence, and gore.

I caught this movie also.The beginning was like a new movie but to me the rest was quit boring it could have been a better movie.This is one Zombie should not have remade.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Greg on September 5, 2007, 09:59 PM
Well, I respect your opinion, but I do believe you could have worded it differently as not to offend/anger people that do like that series of movies. Just my opinion.  ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on September 8, 2007, 12:10 AM
Another John Rambo trailer, man this flick is going to be restricted.  ;D

JOHN RAMBO is back... to make them bleed! (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33949)

(http://chud.com/nextraimages/RamboIVpresale.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on September 8, 2007, 03:25 PM
Another John Rambo trailer, man this flick is going to be restricted.  ;D

JOHN RAMBO is back... to make them bleed! (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33949)



Holy ****!

Pardon my French, but that looks freaking awesome.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on September 8, 2007, 07:38 PM
GI Joe Comes Home (http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_ezine&task=read&page=1&category=1&article=3178)

Yes! This sounds so much better than the "Global entity, based in Brussels" script. It's good to see that our favorite Real American Heroes will be done right.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on September 8, 2007, 10:22 PM
Transformers turned out pretty good.  But I'm having a hard time believing that the Joe movie won't be "politically" correct due to this day and age.....too much hatred in the world against us.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on September 9, 2007, 09:01 AM
the guy who rips tickets let my friends and I go into Halloween after he saw that I brought along my good friend Mr. Bribe. Well worth the $10...

Assuming that tickets in your area are 7.00, you "bribed" the usher 3 bucks?  Wow.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on September 20, 2007, 09:12 PM
The new Aliens vs Predator 2 trailer is up.

It's called the Population Trailer due to the population countdown on it. (http://www.avpgalaxy.net/index.php?subaction=showcomments&id=1190330605&archive=&start_from=&ucat=10&)  :D

Holy hell!  8)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on September 21, 2007, 01:49 PM
Another John Rambo trailer, man this flick is going to be restricted.  ;D

JOHN RAMBO is back... to make them bleed! (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33949)

(http://chud.com/nextraimages/RamboIVpresale.jpg)

Holy God. If that's no NC-17 there should be no such classification and looks to be ultra realistic from a carnage point of view.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on September 21, 2007, 01:52 PM
Check this one out too. Southland Tales (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809233751/video/4164037/) from the director of Donnie Darko.

If after you view the HD version, watch it frame by frame right before the bomb goes off. There are some cool subliminal shots in there.  ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on October 3, 2007, 09:21 PM
The new Aliens vs Predator 2 trailer is up.

It's called the Population Trailer due to the population countdown on it. (http://www.avpgalaxy.net/index.php?subaction=showcomments&id=1190330605&archive=&start_from=&ucat=10&)  :D

Holy hell!  8)

Another trailer is up for downloading & man oh man!  :o

When I first went to the site, I had to sign an age verifcation to see it, lot's of splatter!  8)

ALIEN VS PREDATOR: REQUIEM has a new killer sweet trailer! (http://media.movies.ign.com/media/746/746237/vids_1.html)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 4, 2007, 12:55 AM
Hopefully, the plot of this movie makes you forget the crapfest that was the first AvP.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on October 8, 2007, 04:25 PM
Saw Across The Universe earlier this afternoon. Pretty good, some of the new song arrangements were blah. Nice cameos by Bono and Eddie Izzard though.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Nathan on October 10, 2007, 12:24 AM
Golden Compass trailer:
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1808718640/video/4451177/

Duuuuuuuude.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on October 10, 2007, 09:34 AM
Hayden Christensen and Sam Jackson reteam in: Jumper (http://www.jumperthemovie.com/)

Looks freakin' sweet.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on October 10, 2007, 09:42 AM
Wow, Jumper does look pretty sweet, I hadn't seen that trailer before.

Also hadn't seen that newer Golden Compass trailer yet (just the previous one), that sure looks amazing.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on October 13, 2007, 09:20 PM
Looks like John Rambo (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0462499/) has a new title.

Also they are still working on the cast for Star Trek XI.

Star Trek Scores Scotty, Sulu (http://www.eonline.com/news/article/index.jsp?uuid=ca57c593-a6a0-49d0-a0e4-161e9a153c9f&sid=fd-hot4-txt)

Simon Pegg: Scotty.

(http://entimg.msn.com/i/150/Movies/Actors4/apegg0742977_150x200.jpg)  (http://ict.tippinst.ie/~bgoldbach/images/people/james_doohan.jpg)

John Cho: Sulu.

(http://wizarduniverse.com/_images_/004483/johncho.jpg)

Zachary Quinto: Spock.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/15/Sylar.png)  (http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/7/7f/250px-Spock001.jpg)

Zoe Saldana: Uhura.

(http://www.eontarionow.com/images/Zoe_Saldana_Star_Trek.jpg)  (http://teland.com/remember/uhura.jpg)

Anton Yelchin: Chekov.

(http://www.empiremovies.com/nextraimages/anton-yelchin.jpg)  (http://www.startreksite.com/crews/chekov1.jpg)

Leonard "Bones" McCoy: Unknown. Gary Sinise rummored.

(http://www.tvsquad.com/media/2006/06/siniseasmcoy.jpg)

Chris Pine: Captain Kirk. Still in talks.

(http://eur.i1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/mo/premiere_photo/20060515/09/3005859418.jpg)  (http://www.newstrekker.com/series_tos/pic_bios/kirk.jpg)

Eric Bana: Film's villain Nero.

(http://www.product-reviews.net/wp-content/userimages/2007/10/eric-bana-joins-cast-of-jj-abrams-star-trek.jpg)  (http://www.cincinnati.com/freetime/movies/reviews/img/hulk.jpg)   :D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Artoo on October 14, 2007, 09:09 AM
Hopefully, the plot of this movie makes you forget the crapfest that was the first AvP.
& maybe Alien 3 & 4 while they're at it.  ;D

Hey, a guy can wish.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 14, 2007, 09:36 AM
Hopefully, the plot of this movie makes you forget the crapfest that was the first AvP.
& maybe Alien 3 & 4 while they're at it.  ;D

Hey, a guy can wish.

Amen brother.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Artoo on October 14, 2007, 03:27 PM
I saw Alien 4....Shittyiest sequel ,besides a Disney-Video-Sequel,  ever.
Never have or will see Alien 3.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 14, 2007, 08:57 PM
I saw Alien 4....Shittyiest sequel ,besides a Disney-Video-Sequel,  ever.
Never have or will see Alien 3.

The shame about Alien 3 is that the William Goldman script was really good before Fincher became involved.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on October 14, 2007, 09:23 PM
Alien 3 sucked balls by killing off a great story line, but I feel that Ressurection redeemed itself to some point.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: King_Maul on October 17, 2007, 12:52 AM
The Golden Compass and Jumper trailers both look sweet!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Nathan on October 17, 2007, 12:09 PM
The only Trek casting I am excited about is Bana (because he is Teh Awesome) and Saldana (just because she is so hot). The rest I really don't know enough about to form an opinion, but on the whole it doesn't appear promising. Shaun of the Dead and the guy from Harold and Kumar?? Come on.

Sinise has been rumored for years, but casting him as "Young Bones" would make no sense because right now he's several years older than DeForest Kelley was on TOS. ::) The current rumor I heard was Karl Urban (Eomer in LOTR).
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Artoo on October 18, 2007, 06:52 PM
Alien 3 sucked balls by killing off a great story line, but I feel that Ressurection redeemed itself to some point.
Yeah that's why I'll never watch it. Plus, they killed of Hicks, Newt, Bishop & Ripley, nice slap in the face to Cameron.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JangoTat on October 18, 2007, 09:45 PM
Hayden Christensen and Sam Jackson reteam in: Jumper (http://www.jumperthemovie.com/)

Looks freakin' sweet.

maybe this is why hayden couldnt attend fan expo this year?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 20, 2007, 09:32 AM
I made it a point to catch The derjiling Limited this week. I'm a huge Wes Anderson fan and wasn't disappointed.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Nathan on October 23, 2007, 11:48 AM
OMFG the end of western civilization (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4PjAW4wXc4)

(http://cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/konfus/n015.gif)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 28, 2007, 09:26 AM
The video has been removed. What was it?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JangoTat on October 28, 2007, 10:22 AM
The video has been removed. What was it?

Meet the Spartans.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on October 28, 2007, 10:23 AM
The video has been removed. What was it?

Some crappy "Scary Movie" type spoof of 300.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Artoo on October 28, 2007, 06:08 PM
Why are they making that crap? When they could make Scary Movie 5, the only good movie genre-spoof series.  >:(
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Nathan on October 28, 2007, 06:50 PM
Here's another link to it (http://youtube.com/watch?v=FR2jXBbeQPM)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 29, 2007, 10:27 AM
Why are they making that crap? When they could make Scary Movie 5, the only good movie genre-spoof series.  >:(

Because they're cheep as hell to make and always make money.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Hemish on October 30, 2007, 08:03 AM
That was kinda funny, the Brittney thing at the end made me chuckle.

Saw Idiocracy the other day, dam that was funny, It was one of those check your brain at the door movies,the way America went......... I love you guys :)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Artoo on October 30, 2007, 09:23 PM
That Spears thing was just too random. What the hell was the point of it.
Actually, DA those gay movies Date Movie & Epic Movie were good at opening weekends, but bombs in general.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 31, 2007, 10:33 AM

Actually, DA those gay movies Date Movie & Epic Movie were good at opening weekends, but bombs in general.

100% correct, but that doesn't mean it not a resounding financial success. They typically make more money that opening weekend than it cost to make the movie, then anything else is gravy, domestically. Then they make just as much money internationally and even more money on DVD. These puppies can make over 100 Mil when all is said and done. Not bad for a $20 million dollar investment.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on December 11, 2007, 09:43 PM
The link below has the first 5 minutes from Aliens Vs. Predator - Requiem, looks pretty damn good & the Predator homeworld looks awesome.  8)

Warning, the clip in the link below may contain spoliers.

Aliens Vs. Predator - Requiem (http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/a/Aliens-Vs-Predator-Requiem/index-3687454.html)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Hemish on December 11, 2007, 11:05 PM
Oh god yes
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on December 14, 2007, 01:31 PM
Went to go see the Golden Compass last night. It was good but my girlfriend liked it more than i did.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on December 14, 2007, 01:42 PM
It was good but my girlfriend liked it more than i did.

are we still talking about the movie here?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on December 14, 2007, 07:38 PM
Whoa!

Exclusive: 10,000 BC Trailer! (http://www.chud.com/index.php?type=news&id=12895)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on December 14, 2007, 09:29 PM
I can't get the trailer to work but i remember posting about this when i saw the first trailer during rise of the silver surfer. I am really excited to see it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on December 14, 2007, 09:54 PM
Yeah, that was the teaser trailer  (http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/10000bc/trailer1/) & it vanished off youtube. The new trailer (http://www.10000bcmovie.com/) is on the official site so hopefully you can see that one.  :)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on December 18, 2007, 08:54 AM
IGN (http://media.movies.ign.com/media/879/879322/vids_1.html) has the trailer up for Pixar's next movie, Wall-E.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 19, 2007, 10:03 AM
Last movie I've seen was Beowulf on IMAX 3-D. The movie is worth it for the 3-D spectacle, but there's not much there for the story.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 21, 2007, 09:32 AM
Caught I am Legend last night. Well worth seeing.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on December 26, 2007, 06:14 PM
Saw I Am Legend earlier today. As an adaptation of Matheson's novel, I'd give it a 7/10, as a stand-alone horror flick, I'd give it a 9/10.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 27, 2007, 10:40 AM
Saw I Am Legend earlier today. As an adaptation of Matheson's novel, I'd give it a 7/10,

They had to change some things because other movies over the years used some of the novel's plot points. :P
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 28, 2007, 10:09 AM
Caught No Country for Old Men last night. With the exception of the last 20 minutes, easily one of the best movies of the year and one of the Cohen Brothers finest work, hands down.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on December 28, 2007, 08:15 PM
Saw National Treasure 2 earlier today. Decent way to waste two hours.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Greg on December 28, 2007, 08:49 PM
I caught I Am Legend last Sunday. Pretty good horror movie, although some parts were kind of random. Why did Neville keep a hand grenade in his lab? Seems a bit excessive. I'll probably dislike the movie after I finish the book.
 
I plan on seeing Walk Hard and Aliens vs. Predator tomorrow evening, so I hope those are good. Just about any movie is better than the first AvP film.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on December 28, 2007, 11:29 PM
Pretty good horror movie, although some parts were kind of random. Why did Neville keep a hand grenade in his lab? Seems a bit excessive. I'll probably dislike the movie after I finish the book.
 

I agree with you on the grenade, I thought it was stupid that he rifles through a drawer full of antibiotics and pulls out a grenade, it would've made more sense if he had a small weapons locker in the lab. Comparing the film to the book, I think you're bound to dislike it, so do what I did, just forget about the book and know that the director had to make some changes/new direction. When you think of it that way, it's a pretty damn fine film, and I'll definitely be picking it up when it comes out on DVD.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Diddly on December 29, 2007, 01:05 AM
I saw Walk Hard yesterday. Some parts are very disturbing, unless you like seeing certain parts of the male anatomy (and yes they show it) but it was pretty funny as well.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 30, 2007, 09:28 AM
Saw Charlie Wilson's War yesterday. Good film, but not great. I have to give points off for it being an Aaron Sorkin flick and not being quite up to part with an Aaron Sorkin flick. Also, talk about history repeating itself.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Chris M on December 30, 2007, 04:25 PM
Wife and I went to see I am Legend last night and we absolutely loved it.  I've never read the book though so I don't know how the two would compare.

Part of the movie absolutely killed me and my wife was in tears...those of you that have seen it know what I'm talking about.  The hand grenade was kind of goofy, but I had no problem with it...weapons locker would have made more sense though.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on December 30, 2007, 05:21 PM
Saw Aliens Vs. Predator and Charlie Wilson's War this weekend. I shouldn't have bothered seeing AvP. Lesson learned.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on December 30, 2007, 08:50 PM
Saw Aliens Vs. Predator and Charlie Wilson's War this weekend. I shouldn't have bothered seeing AvP. Lesson learned.

So the new AVP sucked?  I thought I heard it was supposed to be pretty good - in fact it wasn't supposed to have anything to do with the original except for the birth of the Hybrid.

Can anyone tell me anything about Cloverfield?  I saw the trailer with Transformers and it's starting to haunt my tv now...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Greg on December 30, 2007, 10:56 PM
Cloverfield, from what I have heard, is just a monster destroying New York City. Pretty simple concept, sort of like Godzilla, I guess. I also read that it was shot with hand-held cameras, so if you're not one for a shaky picture, then the movie might not be for you.

EDIT: I also caught AvP 2 this weekend, and I liked it for what it was. It was entertaining, and definately better than the first movie. Of course, that is like comparing poop to a brownie: the brownie will always be better. The movie was no masterpiece, but it was a good action film.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on December 30, 2007, 11:47 PM
Cloverfield, from what I have heard, is just a monster destroying New York City. Pretty simple concept, sort of like Godzilla, I guess.

I've heard, but have no idea if it's true, that it is based on H.P. Lovecraft's monster - and if that is the case, and the movie is well done, it could be the coolest thing ever.



As for movies, my girlfriend and I have been trying to get caught up this week.

In the last few days I've seen Alien Vs. Predator, Sweeney Todd (sp?), No Country For Old Men, Hot Fuzz, and tomorrow we're going to see Juno in the early afternoon and National Treasure 2 a little later.


No Country might have been the best movie I've seen in the last year or two - it was absolutely brilliant.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Vator on December 31, 2007, 12:15 AM
No Country might have been the best movie I've seen in the last year or two - it was absolutely brilliant.

Can I get a quote for truth? I have seen it 3 times thus far!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on December 31, 2007, 01:31 AM
Saw Aliens Vs. Predator and Charlie Wilson's War this weekend. I shouldn't have bothered seeing AvP. Lesson learned.

So the new AVP sucked?  I thought I heard it was supposed to be pretty good - in fact it wasn't supposed to have anything to do with the original except for the birth of the Hybrid.

It was a lot better than the first one, but I think I just don't have an appetite for films like that anymore.  :-\
I'd have rather seen Juno, but it's not here yet and probably won't be.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 3, 2008, 10:18 AM
Saw Aliens Vs. Predator and Charlie Wilson's War this weekend. I shouldn't have bothered seeing AvP. Lesson learned.

So the new AVP sucked?  I thought I heard it was supposed to be pretty good - in fact it wasn't supposed to have anything to do with the original except for the birth of the Hybrid.

It was a lot better than the first one, but I think I just don't have an appetite for films like that anymore.  :-\


No, I think it has more to do that the studio's don't take those types of films seriously any more and give them to filmmakers who can do something with worthy of the material.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt on January 11, 2008, 12:28 AM
Just got back from No Country.

(http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/1865/425bardemcountry110507ue3.jpg)

This guy is one creepy son of a bitch.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Force Guy on January 11, 2008, 01:25 AM
I saw Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon at the IMAX theater in Alamogordo (Space Museum) recently.  Good stuff.  Also, I made the mistake of renting Creepshow 3 the other night.  Absolutely horrible.  The WORST movie I have ever seen (even worse than Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, featuring Matthew McConaughey & Rene Zellwegger).     
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on January 11, 2008, 09:29 AM
Just got back from No Country.

(http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/1865/425bardemcountry110507ue3.jpg)

This guy is one creepy son of a bitch.

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/8375/stularkmn7.jpg)

My wife thought it was the same actor.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JohnH on January 13, 2008, 10:14 AM
I just saw AVP and Sweeney Todd last night. 

AVP-R - As hard as it is to believe the characters were worse than in AVP 1.  There was no one I actually gave a **** about.  The action was fantastic, but that was to be expected.  The Predalien was pretty amazing as well.  Overall I give it an "eh", but I might catch it one more time before it disappears completely.

Sweeney Todd - The most morbidly beautiful movie I've ever seen in my life.  Having never seen the show I have nothing to compare it to, but Tim Burton rarely disappoints me and this one actually exceeded my expectations.  I'd heard some complaints about Carter's vocals, but I thought they were more than sufficient.  The way the movie was shot, the performances...everything was top notch.  The only thing I had trouble getting past was hearing Jack Sparrow in Johnny Depp's voice.  :)

A lot of good previews between the 2 movies as well.  I'll probably be at the theater in 2008 more than I have been in a good 10 years.

John
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Chris M on January 14, 2008, 11:34 AM
I just finished reading a book about the CIA in Afghanistan.  Pretty good read by the leader of the first team in.

Now I'm reading For Liberty and Glory about George Washington and Lafayette and the roles they played in the revolutions within their respective countries.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on January 14, 2008, 04:11 PM
I finally saw There Will Be Blood yesterday.

If it weren't for No Country, I'd be talking about this one as the best movie I've seen in forever.

Both of them were amazing.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on January 14, 2008, 04:11 PM
Just got back from No Country.

(http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/1865/425bardemcountry110507ue3.jpg)

This guy is one creepy son of a bitch.

I'd like to steal that for my new avatar.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt on January 14, 2008, 04:59 PM
I finally saw There Will Be Blood yesterday.

If it weren't for No Country, I'd be talking about this one as the best movie I've seen in forever.

Both of them were amazing.

I desperately want to see TWBB.  Not playing here.

I love pretty much everything PTA's ever done, and DDL's performance is nothing short of astounding, as I understand it.

ISHULAITP.

(I should have used less acronyms in this post.)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on January 14, 2008, 07:13 PM
Oh good god! Enough of the remakes!  >:(

The Day the Earth Stood Still  (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0970416/)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on January 14, 2008, 08:23 PM
Now that is just wrong. There is no way this can possibly come close to be as good as the original.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JohnH on January 14, 2008, 10:05 PM
Oh good god! Enough of the remakes!  >:(

The Day the Earth Stood Still  (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0970416/)

It's got Jon Hamm in it...it can't be bad.  ;)

But yeah...enough of this garbage. 

John
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Post by: DSJ™ on January 14, 2008, 10:12 PM
Oh good god! Enough of the remakes!  >:(

The Day the Earth Stood Still  (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0970416/)

It's got Jon Hamm in it...it can't be bad.  ;)

But yeah...enough of this garbage. 

John

But Keanu!  :-X  ::)

(http://www.blogography.com/photos23/KeanuDayTheEarth.jpg)  (http://www.celebritypuke.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/cp-3reeves5.jpg)

Bad enough that they are remaking Clash of the Titans  (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800320/)  :'(

No sir, I don't like it!   (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/03/Mr._Horse_as_a_GI.png)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on January 15, 2008, 09:05 AM
Now i am just disgusted. A remake of Clash of the Titans will not compare.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 15, 2008, 09:33 AM
One of the advantages of living in a big film market; next Monday I'm going to see newer print of Close Encounters on the big screen.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on January 15, 2008, 09:47 AM

I love pretty much everything PTA's ever done,

With you there - favorite has to be Boogie Nights, hands down.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on January 18, 2008, 02:35 PM
Anyone going to Cloverfield tonight?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on January 18, 2008, 03:11 PM
Anyone going to Cloverfield tonight?

I was planning on going, but Marcus theatres refuses to show it. (http://www.marcustheatres.com/index_sub.cfm?pageid=subpages/cloverfield.html&CFID=4965276&CFTOKEN=50053323)  Main reason I love that theatre is because of their UltraScreen which is 75feet wide x 32 feet tall...Guess I'll have to to to a "regular" theatre.

bastards  >:(
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on January 18, 2008, 03:19 PM
Anyone going to Cloverfield tonight?

I was planning on going, but Marcus theatres refuses to show it. (http://www.marcustheatres.com/index_sub.cfm?pageid=subpages/cloverfield.html&CFID=4965276&CFTOKEN=50053323)  Main reason I love that theatre is because of their UltraScreen which is 75feet wide x 32 feet tall...Guess I'll have to to to a "regular" theatre.

bastards  >:(

God, that's lame
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on January 18, 2008, 03:23 PM
I really wanted to go see but after hearing the actors on opie and anthony this morning describe the filming, it just kind of turned me off. They described it as shaky.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on January 18, 2008, 03:35 PM
I really wanted to go see but after hearing the actors on opie and anthony this morning describe the filming, it just kind of turned me off. They described it as shaky.

It is shaky, but that's what's going to make this movie fun.  I really dug TBWP when I first saw it moreso because of the way the movie was filmed....It just made it that much scarier.

I still remember seeing the trailer for Cloverfield for the first time when I saw Transformers thinking to myself...wtf  ???  There wasn't even a name for the movie, no credits, no anything.  Just a party and a big head rolling down the street.  I'm so ready for this monster flick  :)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt on January 18, 2008, 03:38 PM
So it's Godzilla 1998 meets The Blair Witch Project.

With those influences, how can anybody not see it?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on January 18, 2008, 03:40 PM
So it's Godzilla 1998 meets The Blair Witch Project.

With those influences, how can anybody not see it?

(http://heim.etherweave.com/weblog/archives/blair-thumb.jpg)

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: MetalJedi on January 18, 2008, 06:59 PM
Saw Cloverfield today. It's a short movie but I liked it. It's not as shaky as everyone makes it out to be.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on January 18, 2008, 09:07 PM
Anyone going to Cloverfield tonight?

I was planning on going, but Marcus theatres refuses to show it. (http://www.marcustheatres.com/index_sub.cfm?pageid=subpages/cloverfield.html&CFID=4965276&CFTOKEN=50053323)  Main reason I love that theatre is because of their UltraScreen which is 75feet wide x 32 feet tall...Guess I'll have to to to a "regular" theatre.

bastards  >:(

God, that's lame

Agreed.  Is this just a money issue you think?  >:(
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on January 19, 2008, 09:17 AM
I really wanted to go see but after hearing the actors on opie and anthony this morning describe the filming, it just kind of turned me off. They described it as shaky.

It is shaky, but that's what's going to make this movie fun.  I really dug TBWP when I first saw it moreso because of the way the movie was filmed....It just made it that much scarier.


Besides me just actually hating the movie, the shaky camera hjust added my to my hate of TBWP.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on January 19, 2008, 04:12 PM
Anyone going to Cloverfield tonight?

I was planning on going, but Marcus theatres refuses to show it. (http://www.marcustheatres.com/index_sub.cfm?pageid=subpages/cloverfield.html&CFID=4965276&CFTOKEN=50053323)  Main reason I love that theatre is because of their UltraScreen which is 75feet wide x 32 feet tall...Guess I'll have to to to a "regular" theatre.

bastards  >:(

I hate Marcus Theaters sometimes. Last year, they bought both local cinemas, and they start pulling this crap. I don't really want to see either Cloverfield or Sweeney Todd, but there are plenty of other people who do.

I fully expect them to not show Indiana Jones and Star Trek XI the way they're acting.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 20, 2008, 09:43 AM
There Will Be Blood. Can't recommend it enough.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: speedermike on January 20, 2008, 09:19 PM
I agree.  There Will Be Blood was amazing.

About that Marcus theater stuff, from what little I read, it seems like they won't open unproven films like Sweeney Todd or Cloverfield.  Maybe they can't afford to have a stinker...but they might go for sure things like Indy 4.   That Ultrascreen sounds cool.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Vator on January 21, 2008, 12:49 AM
There Will Be Blood. Can't recommend it enough.

This fact cannot be reiterated enough. Absolutely outstanding.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 21, 2008, 01:19 AM
I saw Cloverfield yesterday and thought it was great!  I'm glad they decided to actually show the monster(s) and didn't just leave that to our imaginations.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Diddly on January 21, 2008, 03:22 AM
Saw both Cloverfield and Juno over the weekend. Both were equally awesome.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on January 21, 2008, 06:55 PM
Saw both Cloverfield and Juno over the weekend. Both were equally awesome.

I saw Juno a few weeks back myself, and it quickly became my favorite film of 2007 (even though I saw it in 2008).  Ellen Page is absolutely incredible, and the rest of the cast (especially Allison Janney) is wonderful as well.  Also, if people are looking for more Ellen Page outstandingness, be sure to watch Hard Candy.  A very good film (if very disturbing), and she's incredible in that, too.  I think that she has the potential to be one of the best actresses of her generation, if not the best.

Oh, and I loved Cloverfield, too.  I thought it was very effective and the whole "shaky-cam" thing made the idea much more believable (well, as believable as a 25-story monster attacking a city can be, anyway).  I'm definitely planning on catching it again before it leaves theaters, as it merits a second viewing (and not just because I didn't see the whatever-it-was crash into the ocean during the Coney Island scene at the end). :)

On an unrelated note, Hasbro's doing a 14 Inch Tall, 100 dollar Cloverfield Monster toy (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=863&ID=21030) for later this fall. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Greg on January 21, 2008, 11:29 PM
I also caught Juno last weekend, and I thought it was a very well done film. Well worth the $$$, and I can't wait to pick it up on DVD.

This weekend I caught Cloverfield twice. First show, I was in heaven hell thru the whole film. I sat second row from the screen, so I felt like I was right in the city with those poor guys and gals... I feel like I got the experience the filmmakers intended to give the viewer and more. Awesome take on the Godzilla/ King Kong type movie, and I loved the look of the monster. Can't wait for pics of the toy.

Second viewing(two days later) was not quite as good. I sat farther back and felt more distanced from the events in the film. The movie seemed a lot shorter when it was over, so I think I should've spaced out the viewing more... maybe 1 or 2 weeks in between. Still a good film, but I'll probably pass on the DVD until it's cheap. I believe a lot of the fun would be lost on a TV. It just wouldn't feel like I (the viewer) was in NYC during a monster attack, so see this while it's in theatres. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 22, 2008, 09:18 AM
I'll tell you what, for as many times as I've seen Close Encounters at home, seeing a nice print on the big screen is a world of difference. So much more detail that you never catch both audio and visually.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: MetalJedi on January 22, 2008, 11:48 AM
Where did you see Close Encounters at Anthony? I would love to see it on the big screen again.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on January 22, 2008, 10:15 PM
Just another quick vote for Juno as film of the year.  I was not overly excited to go see this, but it was absolutely fantastic.  Surprisingly funny and very emotional - it was put together perfectly.  Highly recommended!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 24, 2008, 09:17 AM
Where did you see Close Encounters at Anthony? I would love to see it on the big screen again.

They opened up a new Archlight in Sherman Oaks and are running the AFI 100 best series. The shining is next week. My wife is going to that one.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Oboewan on January 24, 2008, 11:04 AM
Just another quick vote for Juno as film of the year.  I was not overly excited to go see this, but it was absolutely fantastic.  Surprisingly funny and very emotional - it was put together perfectly.  Highly recommended!

I agree.   I wasn't expecting much out of it either and was totally surprised with the movie!  A great satire of a romantic comedy.... superb characters, story, music... it's all there.   Go see it!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on January 24, 2008, 03:18 PM
Just another quick vote for Juno as film of the year.  I was not overly excited to go see this, but it was absolutely fantastic.  Surprisingly funny and very emotional - it was put together perfectly.  Highly recommended!

I agree.   I wasn't expecting much out of it either and was totally surprised with the movie!  A great satire of a romantic comedy.... superb characters, story, music... it's all there.   Go see it!

Ditto...Juno is probably my favorite movie in the past year.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Greg on January 27, 2008, 10:57 PM
I'll add my vote to the Juno = great movie thing.

Anyway, caught Rambo today with my father. We both enjoyed it, but we couldn't compare it to anything as neither of us were really part of the target audiences for the first three films, and therefore did not see them.(I'm 16 and my dad is 60)

I hope to purchase a box set of the older Rambo movies from Super Target or Best Buy, just so my dad and I can spend some quality time together watching them. I've seen bits and pieces of them on TV, and they looked pretty good.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 29, 2008, 09:17 AM
Saw Cloverfield yesterday, great idea, great execution. Well worth checking out.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JangoTat on January 29, 2008, 10:51 AM
Saw Cloverfield yesterday, great idea, great execution. Well worth checking out.

i was really dissapointed in this film. bUT after reading a lot about the small things that are hard to catch on i kinda want to watch it again. woot Slusho...some side effects may cause your stomach to explode in happiness. ::)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on January 29, 2008, 11:41 AM
I saw it. I thought it was alright but the only small thing i caught was at the end. Do you have a link to some more hidden stuff?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt on January 29, 2008, 11:47 AM
Just got back from TWBB.

(http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/5520/therewillbeblood3qs2.jpg)

This guy is one creepy son of a bitch.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on January 29, 2008, 01:23 PM
Similar to Gangs of New York?

Great actor. 

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JangoTat on January 29, 2008, 06:27 PM
I saw it. I thought it was alright but the only small thing i caught was at the end. Do you have a link to some more hidden stuff?


SPOILERS! DON'T CLICK ON LINKS UNLESS YOUR OK WITH IT.



This link explains Robs new job. although it was not confirmed in this blog j.J abrams ended up saying it was true. also apperently a couple people at the party have some Slusho shirts on to celebrate his new job.
There are also other little blogs on that site with some info. some were posted while the rumors were still spreading though

http://www.cloverfield-movie.com/blog/?p=93

although not the most reliable site this one (at the bottom) has quotes about possible sequals.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloverfield

and then if you stay after the credits the lines "Help us it's still alive is heard  in a lot of distortion.

there were other sites too but i cannot find them at the moment.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on January 29, 2008, 08:32 PM
I stayed and heard the line after the credits, i will check the links out thanks.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Greg on January 29, 2008, 09:17 PM
Just got back from TWBB.
This guy is one creepy son of a bitch.

So, what did you think of the movie? IT's looked pretty good from commercials/previews, and I'm interested in seeing it, but do you think someone my age would enjoy it? Please share your thoughts, thanks.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt on January 29, 2008, 09:33 PM
You're sixteen?  I have no idea what people your age enjoy these days, besides text messaging each other about the latest High School Musical movie while they're rolling around on their Heely's tennis shoes during a Hannah Montana concert.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Artoo on January 30, 2008, 09:53 PM
I'm surprised Juno is nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, it looks like a fun film. Fun movies never win though.  :-[
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ryan on January 30, 2008, 11:57 PM
Just got back from TWBB.
This guy is one creepy son of a bitch.

So, what did you think of the movie? IT's looked pretty good from commercials/previews, and I'm interested in seeing it, but do you think someone my age would enjoy it? Please share your thoughts, thanks.

Echoing what Rob said earlier in the thread. If it weren't for "No Country for Old Men" this would have been the best movie I've seen in the last year. DDL was absolutely brilliant. I really liked how dark the film was, figuratively and literally. If this movie is playing anywhere around you, I'd highly advise everyone to go and check it out. It deserves every award nomination it recieved.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on February 1, 2008, 09:48 PM
Just got back from Cloverfield. Exceeded my expectations, was surprisingly pretty scary, and I'm a horror movie buff who doesn't scare easily. The monster looked cooler than I though, and overall it was a decent way to waste a hour and a half.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on February 1, 2008, 11:03 PM
I caught Cloverfield on my B-day and thought it was decent.  Not as good as I thought it'd be, but at least it set a new standard for TBWP and Godzilla type movies.  The ticket booth was littered with signage warning viewers about motion sickness.  Blah..

The monster was beautifully scary (when you could see it) and I think they zipped up the ending very well.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jjks on February 3, 2008, 07:55 AM
I know I'm going to be in the minority here, but I saw There Will Be Blood last night, and really didn't care for it at all. I went in with really high expectations, but walked out three hours later feeling nothing but disappointment. DDL was fantastic, I have nothing but great things to say about his performance, as was the actor that played Eli/Paul. Typically I like to leave a movie feeling like I got something out of it, and honestly I don't feel like there was anything redeeming about this movie other than the performances of the actors (and I say actors because I'm pretty sure there wasn't a single actress cast in the entire movie, other than the old lady with the arthritis and the little girl that gets beat up for not praying).

I haven't enjoyed anything Radiohead has done in pretty much the last decade, and the score for this movie has done nothing to change my view. I went into the movie rather blindly, not knowing that the guitarist for Radiohead was responsible for the mess I was subjected to during the course of the movie, and I can easily say it's the most distracting score I've ever had to suffer through. All it succeeded in doing for me was drive the final nail in the coffin of how I felt about this movie.

These complaints aside, I did walk out with a new appreciation for milkshakes, and will probably be screaming "Bastard in a Basket" for the foreseeable future. I love non-mainstream movies as much as anyone, but personally don't see how anyone can say this holds a candle to No Country For Old Men, which I thought was absolutely brilliant. Maybe PTA needs Cormac McCarthy to show him how to write a script that makes proper use of an amazing character. Also the fact that Into The Wild was left out of the awards circuit while this wasn't is a travesty in my opinion.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt on February 5, 2008, 06:47 AM
I can't really disagree with much of the above, except all the Radiohead hate (I thought the score worked just fine).  The subject matter isn't particularly interesting to me, and, outside of Plainview's "son," there isn't one likable or relatable character in the entire picture (which, for a 2 1/2 hour movie, is saying something).

That said, I still think the movie's worth seeing, just for DDL's performance alone.  He's quite fascinating to watch.

These complaints aside, I did walk out with a new appreciation for milkshakes

(http://images.dvdtalk.com/images/smilies/lol.gif)

I tried to make "I drink your. . .  MILKSHAKE!" my GamerTag motto, but it wouldn't fit, so I went with "DRAAAAAAAIIIIINAGE!" instead.  Those last few scenes are really something else.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 6, 2008, 09:15 AM
The more I think about There Will Be Blood, the more I think I watched a Stanley Kubrick movie, which is a good thing.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: MetalJedi on February 14, 2008, 04:54 AM
Got to see Diary of the Dead this evening. It's the second time I've seen it and it gets better each time I see it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Diddly on February 18, 2008, 08:31 PM
I caught Jumper on Friday... interesting, to say the least. I'd say it's more of a rent/buy on DVD flick. Also, Samuel L. Jackson has this awful wig that makes him look like Sisqo. Made me and my friends chuckle.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ryan on February 18, 2008, 11:50 PM
I finally was able to catch Juno last night. It really was an enjoyable flick, and is deserving of all the praise it has recieved. Ellen Page was great. I really don't think it is possible for Michael Cera to play character that is not incredibly awkward.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on February 22, 2008, 12:42 AM
(http://www.director-file.com/gondry/bekind-poster.jpg)

Wow...Just found out about this flick tonight and it looks like a very stupid movie.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Force Guy on February 23, 2008, 05:18 PM
Watched Vantage Point last night.  I enjoyed it very much.  It didn't have a single dull moment.  Good stuff.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on February 23, 2008, 08:50 PM
Watched Vantage Point last night.  I enjoyed it very much.  It didn't have a single dull moment.  Good stuff.

Any Lost references  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 24, 2008, 04:21 PM
I saw vantage point yesterday and although I wasn't disappointed overall, there was one thing that bugged me and I had figured it out really early on in the movie.

I think I've just seen way too many of this type of movie.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: bamaker on February 27, 2008, 12:08 AM
The wife and I took the day off and went and caught No Country For Old Men.  I thoroughly enjoyed it, but had to apologize to my wife all afternoon for making her sit through such a violent film.  I'd read some reviews, and knew the last 20 minutes of the film kind of take a left turn, and left a lot of people scratching their heads.  But I thought the ending was great and really showed the movie isn't about the $2 million or a psychopathic hitman, but it's really about fate & chance and whether or not we can control fate & chance with the decisions we make.  I thought the cinematography was beautiful (but I've always been partial to west Texas & New Mexico), and the landscape may have been one of the most important characters in the film.

I give the film an enthusiastic thumbs-up!  Now, I haven't seen any of the other films that were nominated for Best Picture, but I have no argument against the Best Picture win for No Country at the 2008 Academy Awards.  The casting was spot-on for the most part.  Tommy Lee Jones was made for these kinds of roles.  Josh Brolin did a fantastic job as a man who constantly made dumb decisions.   And Javier Bardem is probably the scariest man on the planet.  If he walked into my office or my house, I swear I'd just shoot myself and save him the trouble.  I think even Chuck Norris would soil himself if he had to face Chigurh.   I will admit, though, that it was jarring when "Woody Boyd" and "Jimmy James" showed up on screen.  Plus I thought the cancer-ridden mother-in-law seemed too much like a caricature, like Vicki Lawrence on Mama's Family.

Anyway, great, great film!  I think I love the Coen Brothers.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on March 6, 2008, 09:43 PM
So I Am Legend comes out on DVD in a couple of weeks.... Anyone getting it? For those that are on the fence, check out the amazing alternative ending, (http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/03/05/must-watch-i-am-legends-original-ending-this-is-amazing/) much closer to the theme of the book.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Greg on April 1, 2008, 10:23 PM
I picked up I Am Legend, 3:10 to Yuma, and No Country for Old Men over the past couple of weeks. Only watched the first two so far.

The slighty extended I Am Legend was good, but not much more than that little end part. Seeing the hand Grenade ending a second time made me glad it was in the film, as it was much more heroic and badass than the alternate ending.

I went out on a limb and purchased 3:10 (hadn't seen it, looked good) and it was $20 well spent. Russell Crowe was very believable as a Southern Cowboy guy, lots of terrific action, and a surprising fate for the hero character. I hope No Country is just as good.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Smartypants1635 on April 1, 2008, 10:51 PM
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA (http://movies.ign.com/dor/articles/863515/legend-of-zelda-movie-trailer/videos/legendofzelda_filmtrailer_040108.html)

Enjoy

Adam



april fools

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on April 2, 2008, 09:27 AM
I went out on a limb and purchased 3:10 (hadn't seen it, looked good) and it was $20 well spent. Russell Crowe was very believable as a Southern Cowboy guy, lots of terrific action, and a surprising fate for the hero character. I hope No Country is just as good.

I recently watch 3:10 to Yuma and thought it was fabulous. Christian Bale continues to prove he's one of the best actors in Hollywood. Also Ben Foster (Charlie Price) was a bad ass! Hard to believe that this is the same guy who play Angel in X-Men The Last Stand.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 2, 2008, 09:35 AM
Got out to my first movie in a while, the Bank Job. Well worth seeing, fun movie.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Greg on April 3, 2008, 12:23 AM
Watched No Country for Old Men today... I thought it was really good. Very interesting, and I'm probably going to pick up the book soon. Now, I watch a lot of horror movies, but I haven't been scared by any character more that the killer in No Country. That actor... his performance... scared me shitless.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 3, 2008, 12:42 AM
The Bank Job was a much better movie than No Country for Old Men.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Greg on April 3, 2008, 01:13 AM
What was the Bank Job about? Is it a recent movie? I don't recall seeing any previews for it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 3, 2008, 09:44 AM
It's been out for a couple of week, but the buzz has given it decent staying power. It's a British Movie with Jason Stathan about, well, a Bank Job, but pulled off by non-pro's. Based on a true story.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on April 3, 2008, 11:23 AM
I saw The Bank Job a couple weeks ago and was thoroughly impressed by the whole thing.  It was just a really solid piece of work.  And very smart.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on April 3, 2008, 07:15 PM
I saw There Will Be Blood this last weekend and thought it blew No Country out of the water, DD-L was absolutely amazing and everything about it was wonderful (the score, the cinematography, the casting etc etc etc) 

My biggest complaint about No Country was that it is basically a retelling of the Fargo story IMO and while I get the ending, I didn't really care for it all that much.  TWBB was just a lot more interesting story (that's the engineer in me) better script and just a lot more memorable across the board
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: stormie on April 16, 2008, 04:38 PM
Just watched In the Valley of Elah and The King over the weekend. Elah was very good, and Tommy Lee Jones does an excellent job. It was also pretty disturbing knowing that it was based on a true story. The King was a bit disappointing in that I thought the character development was really lacking. I sorta knew where it was going from the start.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: stormie on April 21, 2008, 11:03 AM
Another weekend, another two movies.

First up was Into the Wild. I don't have enough good things to say about this one. I could relate to the main character, and all the supporting cast was great. I'd never really noticed Emile Hirsch before, but he did an excellent job.

Completing the recent Josh Brolin trifecta (No Country... and Valley of Elah, being the other two), I watched American Gangster. Fairly predictable, but totally enjoyable, nonetheless. Denzel and Crowe are worth the price of admission rental, alone.

Both movies were nearly 2.5 hours long, but I didn't notice one bit.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on April 21, 2008, 12:59 PM
We watched Into the Wild a month ago and I read the book this last Fall and I feel the same about both. Homeslice was a selfish bastard and I really felt no empathy for him at all. I get the whole drop out of society deal, I have two good friends from High School who basically did that and still are more or less hermits. I get the whole head west and see the world and live life (as I felt the draw a couple of times myself heading out to Montana, Washington, Oregon, California etc) . But I don't get the trying to conquer Mother Nature deal at all...or not caring about anyone other than your self. His family, his friends, people he met along the way

The scenery was great and Penn stuck to the story it just didn't get much empathy from me
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on April 21, 2008, 01:10 PM
I'd never really noticed Emile Hirsch before, but he did an excellent job.


Wait til Speed Racer hits. 

It's shaping up to be the worst movie of all time.

Too bad for Emile, he had a nice run of movies there...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on April 21, 2008, 01:44 PM
The buzz I've read on Speed Racer has been almost entirely positive.  Where are you reading differently?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on April 21, 2008, 01:46 PM
My opinion based on the ****** trailers.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on April 21, 2008, 05:37 PM
You're dubbing it "worst movie of all time" based on the trailers?  Sheesh!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on April 22, 2008, 09:09 AM
Have you see them?!

 :-*

And we're talking about the same guys who ****** up the Matrix sequels.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: stormie on May 2, 2008, 10:45 AM
Just watched I Am Legend the other night. Really entertaining. For some reason, though, this movie just freaked me out. I was jumping at every little thing. It was getting so bad that when he and the dog went into the dark warehouse, I was actually turning away. And I never do that. Then I read about how the director kept a lot of the scenes silent, and I think this may have made many of the scenes much more intense for me.

In the queue for this weekend are Romulus, My Father and Shopgirl. I'll definitely be watching Romulus, but may not get to Shopgirl until later.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: knashdx on May 2, 2008, 02:33 PM
Have you see them?!

 :-*

And we're talking about the same guys who ****** up the Matrix sequels.



I agree with you that the ****** up the Matrix sequels (should have stopped after 1), but the trailers look a lot like the cartoon. So it can't be that bad. Will know more on Saturday after I see it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 3, 2008, 09:49 AM
I know a few people who've seen Speed Racer already and say it's just plain good, which was a surprise to them and me.

I saw Iorn Man Yesterday. Very entertaining and everyone MUST stay through the credits for a hint to the sequel.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on May 9, 2008, 06:38 PM
For fans of Donnie Darko, the sequel is set to begin shooting this month, first time I've heard about this. From Fangoria: (http://www.fangoria.com/news_article.php?id=6504)

Quote
Screen Daily reports that S. DARKO, the sequel to Richard Kelly’s cult genre-blender DONNIE DARKO, begins shooting May 18 for the Silver Nitrate and Newmarket Capital companies. Kelly isn’t involved in the $10-million follow-up, but THE RING’s Daveigh Chase (pictured) is back as Donnie’s little sister Samantha, now 18, who goes on a road trip with her best friend Corey. Along the way, they become tormented by strange visions. Directing is Chris Fisher of NIGHTSTALKER and RAMPAGE: THE HILLSIDE STRANGLER MURDERS, who said in a statement, “I am a great admirer of Richard Kelly’s film and hope to create a similar world of blurred fantasy and reality.” Adds Simon Crowe, whose British sales company Velvet Octopus will be selling the movie at Cannes, “I think there is a new generation of cinemagoers who will be very excited to see this film. Donnie’s not in it, but there are meteorites and rabbits.” Fox, which released DONNIE DARKO on DVD, has already snagged the North American rights to the film, which also stars Ed (100 FEET) Westwick, Briana Evigan and Justin (THE INVISIBLE) Chatwin. —Michael Gingold


And here's the poster from MoviesOnline: (http://www.moviesonline.ca/movienews_14649.html)

(http://www.moviesonline.ca/AdvHTML_Upload/darko2.jpg)

This could either be really good, or really bad. But, being a huge fan of the first film, I'm certainly hoping it'll be good. Richard Kelly not directing doesn't bode well though.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 13, 2008, 09:21 AM
Caught Speedracer. Didn't suck. In fact, I kind of liked it, though it's far from a perfect movie.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 16, 2008, 09:25 AM
Interesting note to Terminator fans...

I caught some of the first one on TV last night and noticed at the head of the closing credits that Harlin Ellison's credit had been inserted. I guess we'll see that on every new release from now on.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Tracy on May 16, 2008, 03:12 PM
Caught Speedracer. Didn't suck. In fact, I kind of liked it, though it's far from a perfect movie.

Hmmm -- I've heard the opposite -- that it was the most grueling 2+ hours spent in a theater................ :-\
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JohnH on May 16, 2008, 03:59 PM
For fans of Donnie Darko, the sequel is set to begin shooting this month, first time I've heard about this. From Fangoria: (http://www.fangoria.com/news_article.php?id=6504)

That's just terrific.  :(  For the love of christ, why can't these buffoons leave good movies alone?!  This movie is one of my favorites of all time, and it makes me sick that they're risking cheaping it by adding a sequel (or sequels...you never know what these fuckknobs have in mind anymore).  I guess I shouldn't be surprised - a few of my favorites have already been taken too far and cheapened (Star Wars, Alien) so why not just throw another one on the pile.

John
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 7, 2008, 10:33 AM
My wife and I got out to see Forgetting Sara Marshall last night. It was pretty darn good. Crude, but not tasteless.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: stormie on June 9, 2008, 10:44 AM
Just viewed Gone Baby Gone this weekend. This was an awesome flick, much in the same genre as Mystic River. Don't let the fact that it was directed by Ben Affleck and starred Casey Affleck prevent you from seeing it. Really, an extremely well-done movie...but extremely depressing. If you've got kids, you may want to think twice about seeing it, though.  :'(
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on June 9, 2008, 10:57 AM
Gone Baby Gone was a good film.  Both that film and Mystic River are based on novels by Dennis Lehane, that's why their similar.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 14, 2008, 02:46 AM
Just curious if anyone went to see The Happening.  I'm kind of torn on seeing this because I think Mark Wahlberg's a great actor, but M Night Shyamalan has pissed me off too much with Lady in the Water and The Village that I have vowed never to spend another dime on his craptastic movies ever again.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on June 14, 2008, 08:51 AM
Just curious if anyone went to see The Happening.  I'm kind of torn on seeing this because I think Mark Wahlburg's a great actor, but M Night Shyamalan has pissed me off too much with Lady in the Water and The Village that I have vowed never to spend another dime on his craptastic movies ever again.

I haven't seen LITW, but liked his other movies.  I really want to The Happening based on the trailer, but have yet to see a single good review of the film.  If anyone has/does see it and can offer up an opinion, please do so.  I may just wait until the DVD at this point.   :-\
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jjks on June 15, 2008, 04:36 AM
Do not under any circumstances waster your money with The Happening, it was flat out terrible. Mark Wahlberg isn't very good in it, but I'll blame M. Night for that one. I don't even want to bother explaining why this movie stunk, because that would require having to think about it more. Awful. And this is coming from someone who didn't hate The Village.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Hemish on June 15, 2008, 07:43 AM
Kungfu Panda was awesome, myself and my kids were laughing hard
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on June 15, 2008, 01:15 PM
My girlfriend wanted to see the happening so we went yesterday. I figured it out within literally the first 15 min. Not worth the movie much like the rest of his movies.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Diddly on June 15, 2008, 03:48 PM
I saw both Hulk and Happening on Friday night. Hulk is fully recommended by me, Happening gets thumbs down and no recommendation from me. Although I enjoyed the cinematography, the story/plot was crap. M. Night needs to focus on producing and/or directing films, not writing them.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: stormie on June 17, 2008, 03:49 PM
And now back to reviews of movies for people that don't get out much... ;)

I finally saw Juno and There Will be Blood this weekend.

Juno was nice and enjoyable, though I really didn't think it was Academy Award-nomination worthy. I did think the whole moral issue of abortion was treated very fairly and wasn't necessary skirted or taken lightly.

There Will be Blood was probably the most awesome-looking film I've ever seen (and I don't even have a great tv or anything). And paired with the dissonant soundtrack, the movie was even more foreboding. The story was a little thin, but Daniel Day-Lewis more than made up for any minuses.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on June 30, 2008, 09:56 AM
Didn't see Wall-E but did go to Wanted Thursday night.  Awesome movie.  Plenty of action, good story, McAvoy was pretty awesome in the film.  Even had some funny moments.

The visuals were incredible.  The trailer touts that you'll see things you haven't seen before and I would agree with that.  Maybe not new FX tech like the Matrix gave us, just an interesting use of existing stuff to pull off new stunts and sleek visuals. 

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on July 3, 2008, 02:17 PM
There Will be Blood was probably the most awesome-looking film I've ever seen (and I don't even have a great tv or anything). And paired with the dissonant soundtrack, the movie was even more foreboding. The story was a little thin, but Daniel Day-Lewis more than made up for any minuses.



Being an engineer geek, the oil drilling scenes and look of the whole thing was agreeably awesome looking.  I still think it was the best film of last year
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 4, 2008, 02:59 AM
The first official trailer of The Day The Earth Stood Still is up online... whoa as Keanu would say.  :D

Pick your link below.

The Day The Earth Stood Still Trailer (http://www.filmweb.pl/PREMIERA++Zwiastun+do+%22Dzie%C5%84%2C+w+kt%C3%B3rym+zatrzyma%C5%82a+si%C4%99+Ziemia%22%21,News,id=44274)

The Day The Earth Stood Still First Trailer  (http://the-day-the-earth-stood-still-trailer.blogspot.com/)

The Day The Earth Stood Still First Trailer December 12 (http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/thedaytheearthstoodstill/)

(http://www.celebritypuke.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/cp-3reeves5.jpg)

Now this has me interested.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on July 4, 2008, 10:36 AM
Still not sure how i feel about it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 4, 2008, 11:18 AM
Neither do I. It's not a very good trailer. The only reason why I'm remotely curious is because of the original.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on July 4, 2008, 02:13 PM
I don't know... The original "The Day The Earth Stood Still" is one of my favorite movies ever, but this just doesn't work for me. It doesn't seem to have the feel of the original. I'll have to wait and see.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on July 4, 2008, 03:38 PM
Saw Get Smart last night and it was pretty good.  If you're a fan of Steve Carell, you'll definitely like this.  Had more action than I thought it would and he less of a bumbling goof than the previews make him out to be.  Good popcorn flick for action and some laughs.

Also saw Hancock earlier this week.  I thought the set up was good, liked the premise, and Will Smith really gets into character as always.  Supporting cast was good too, but the plot twist was a little anti-climatic for me.  They could have done a lot more with it and it became fairly predictible.  I'd give it a C - didn't hate it, but wouldn't see it again. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ryan on July 6, 2008, 06:19 AM
I saw Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/gonzo_the_life_and_work_of_dr_hunter_s_thompson/?critic=creamcrop) earlier tonight. It was a very solid flick and I'd recommened it to all fans of the Gonzo great, or anyone who is even remotely curious about him.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 7, 2008, 09:36 AM
I just caught Get Smart as well. I think Alan Arkin's performance is gravely under appreciated, made me laugh every time we saw him.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 12, 2008, 06:09 PM
Outlander Trailer (http://outlander.solsector.net/index.htm)

(http://www.joblo.com/newsimages1/outlandersheet.jpg)

Vikings, a space traveler & a dragon... I dunno.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on July 12, 2008, 07:20 PM
I'm in.  My geekdom knows no bounds.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 24, 2008, 09:55 AM
Teaser posters for The Day The Earth Stood Still.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/DTESS1.jpg)  (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/DTESS2.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on July 24, 2008, 12:54 PM
Found this funny... two posters released within a week of one another:

(http://www.creaturecantina.com/graphics_temp/posters.JPG)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on July 24, 2008, 02:18 PM
  (http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/DTESS2.jpg)

Gort!

Well, this movie has now gone up a few notches in my book...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on July 25, 2008, 12:23 AM
Found this funny... two posters released within a week of one another:

(http://www.creaturecantina.com/graphics_temp/posters.JPG)

If one of those isn't a fan made deal, I'm thinking someone has a pound of their ass hanging on their boss' wall.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on July 25, 2008, 08:24 AM
They're both official.  I saw True Blood's a week ago, and Jennifer's Body's a couple days ago, on separate sites.  I'm more intrigued by True Blood... almost makes me want to subscribe to HBO.  But I'll probably just rent the series when it comes to Blu-ray.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 25, 2008, 09:22 AM
This is interesting, came right of the blue.

Three minutes of TRON 2 shown at the Disney panel at Comic-Con! Quint has the story! (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/37618)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 25, 2008, 10:35 AM
Jim Hill Media is reporting Tron 2 is in production. A clip was shown at Comiccon last night!

Disney screens proof-of-concept footage for "TR2N"  (http://jimhillmedia.com/blogs/jim_hill/archive/2008/07/25/disney-screens-proof-of-concept-footage-for-tr2n.aspx)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 28, 2008, 08:42 AM
Sound is a bit choppy but what do expect for bootlegs, this has my interest.

TR2N ComicCon 2008 teaser  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we1Li7SrQEg)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: stormie on July 28, 2008, 10:22 AM
Just viewed my Netflix for the weekend; The Kite Runner and The Golden Compass. I can't say enough good things about the The Kite Runner. It was just an awesome film, and I definitely recommend it to everyone.

I wasn't expecting much from the Golden Compass, but it was quite entertaining. I didn't like how it abruptly ended, but other than that, very enjoyable. I'll be looking forward to all the sequels.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 28, 2008, 10:26 AM
Sound is a bit choppy but what do expect for bootlegs, this has my interest.

TR2N ComicCon 2008 teaser  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we1Li7SrQEg)

OMG!!! Disney sooo needs to release that!!  :o

There is the answer to what do with Disneyland's PeopleMover ride.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 28, 2008, 10:32 AM

I wasn't expecting much from the Golden Compass, but it was quite entertaining. I didn't like how it abruptly ended, but other than that, very enjoyable. I'll be looking forward to all the sequels.

If you read the books, you'd find out that the Golden Compass ends with Lord Asriel killing Roger and Lyra walking into the city. Not a very happy ending. I guess we will never see that since it doesn't look very likely we will be seeing the Subtle Knife. Too bad too since that is a better story.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on July 28, 2008, 01:18 PM
I read the trilogy that Golden Compass was based on.  Hated it.  Sucked.  The first book was really pretty good, the second had some interesting stuff in it but the third, and the way  it ended, was not only a chore to get through but the ending was a complete and total letdown.

I have no idea how they'd even begin to make films of the second two novels interesting.  The book was so disappointing that not only did I skip the GC, I wouldn't have bothered to see the others if made.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: stormie on July 28, 2008, 04:24 PM

I wasn't expecting much from the Golden Compass, but it was quite entertaining. I didn't like how it abruptly ended, but other than that, very enjoyable. I'll be looking forward to all the sequels.

If you read the books, you'd find out that the Golden Compass ends with Lord Asriel killing Roger and Lyra walking into the city. Not a very happy ending. I guess we will never see that since it doesn't look very likely we will be seeing the Subtle Knife. Too bad too since that is a better story.

Hey! You're not supposed to give away details yet!  >:( ;)

Regardless, I enjoyed the Golden Compass and would probably enjoy any other movies, even if they're less than warm and fuzzy.

One thing that did sort of bother me was that the movie started out being more innocent (for lack of a better word) and aimed toward children, but then turned much darker and had many elements (unnecessary elements, I believe) that aren't appropriate for the younger folk. As I was watching, I was thinking how my daughters would enjoy it (especially with Lyra being a very strong, intelligent girl), but then people started being killed, the bear was a heavy drinker, children were being abuse, etc. and, well, I realized it wasn't a kids (at least little kids) movie afterall. It's hard to find a good movie for kids that isn't dumbed down or animated. Yeah, I've gotten off a tangent...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 28, 2008, 05:22 PM
The Subtle Knife gets even darker where the war between the angels and God starts to get into gear. Lots of people are killed and there are more monsters. There is alot of moving between worlds and lot more action. You don't even see Lord Asriel or Nicole Kidman's character very much because it's all about Lyra and a new boy she meets. Roger's death is very meaningful in the next two books. The books are definately worth reading even though the third book gets a little weird and doesn't quite payoff the way I was hoping.

According to many news reports, New Line Media doesn't think the Golden Compass made enough money to continue the next two movies. Golden Compass made $372 million worldwide against a $180 million budget, but when you add in marketing costs and all the rest, it's safe to say that this didn't come close to doubling its money. Besides, there was a huge amount of criticism based on the anti-God and anti-religion claims from scholars and the Vatican. This is kind of funny because this stuff doesn't come into play until the midway thru the second and all of the third books. Finally, there is no preproduction date for the Subtle Knife.

It sounds like New Line is trying to avoid a Prince Caspian-type situation.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on August 2, 2008, 03:35 PM
If you're a horror fan, it'd be worth your effort to find a theater playing Midnight Meat Train.  It opened this weekend direct to dollar theaters, at only 100 locations in the country.  I read a story a while ago about how the new head of the distributor had just produced a competing horror film which MMT was supposed to open against.  So out of spite he delayed MMT so his film would do better.  His film bombed.  So as not to be shown up, he pushed MMT to August in a very limited release.

Doing so, he basically doomed what is an excellent horror film.  It's the best one I've seen in a long while.  Very thrilling.  Very engaging.  The acting is was excellent about 85% of the time, which is well above average for the genre.  The gore might be too extreme for some people (the girlfriend of one of the guys in front of me stood up and left during one of the more extreme attacks), but if you're into that sort of thing it's fantastic.  It's very grim and doesn't play or end like your typical horror film.  But if horror is your thing, you'll be very happy you went to see it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on August 3, 2008, 11:11 AM
Sound is a bit choppy but what do expect for bootlegs, this has my interest.

TR2N ComicCon 2008 teaser  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we1Li7SrQEg)

Gone now.  Anyone *ahem* help a dude out?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on August 3, 2008, 11:27 AM
Try this, not the best tho.

Tron 2 Trailer Video Makes Pants Wet Worldwide (http://gizmodo.com/5029479/tron-2-trailer-video-makes-pants-wet-worldwide)

Edit:
Better version.

TR2N Trailer Tron 2 Better Version  (http://teaser-trailer.com/2008/07/tr2n-trailer-tron-2-better-version.html)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on August 3, 2008, 11:33 AM
Cool, thanks.

That was pretty sweet.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 4, 2008, 02:15 AM
Very cool.  I'm sure the FX team is glad they don't have to hand paint the negative like they did with the first Tron!   ;D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Reid on August 4, 2008, 08:42 PM
If you're a horror fan, it'd be worth your effort to find a theater playing Midnight Meat Train.  It opened this weekend direct to dollar theaters, at only 100 locations in the country.  I read a story a while ago about how the new head of the distributor had just produced a competing horror film which MMT was supposed to open against.  So out of spite he delayed MMT so his film would do better.  His film bombed.  So as not to be shown up, he pushed MMT to August in a very limited release.

Doing so, he basically doomed what is an excellent horror film.  It's the best one I've seen in a long while.  Very thrilling.  Very engaging.  The acting is was excellent about 85% of the time, which is well above average for the genre.  The gore might be too extreme for some people (the girlfriend of one of the guys in front of me stood up and left during one of the more extreme attacks), but if you're into that sort of thing it's fantastic.  It's very grim and doesn't play or end like your typical horror film.  But if horror is your thing, you'll be very happy you went to see it.

Hmm, I read an article in Fangoria about MMT, it looked very good. I might have to check that one out. Any word on if it's showing up on a less limited release?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 5, 2008, 09:33 AM
My wife and caught the X-Files this weekend. Wasn't great, but I really liked it. Definitely more of a long episode, but I felt like I was watching a good old x-files episode. I can see why people would rip it though, it's very understated.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 5, 2008, 09:51 AM
X-Files didn't do too well. I wonder if we will get another one for 2012. That, according to show, is when the aliens make their big move.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 6, 2008, 09:49 AM
I was thinking about that. The movie didn't cost a lot to make, so as long as it makes money, which it has, we might get another.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Diddly on August 9, 2008, 12:02 AM
Just got back from Pineapple Express. I'd rank it slightly under Knocked Up, it was funny but the ending was really random.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Smartypants1635 on August 10, 2008, 08:38 PM
Try this, not the best tho.

Tron 2 Trailer Video Makes Pants Wet Worldwide (http://gizmodo.com/5029479/tron-2-trailer-video-makes-pants-wet-worldwide)

Edit:
Better version.

TR2N Trailer Tron 2 Better Version  (http://teaser-trailer.com/2008/07/tr2n-trailer-tron-2-better-version.html)

Is this a remake? or a sequel of the original??
Loved tron 1! But this looks amazing.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on August 11, 2008, 10:39 AM
Finally saw X-Files yesterday and i wasn't too impressed. My girlfriend hated that it had nothing to do with aliens, black oil, or really anything to do with the show. I agree to an extent but at least it was a better ending than how the show left off. They really could have done more with the story.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jeff on August 11, 2008, 11:04 AM
Just a reminder that all The Clone Wars movie reviews should be posted in this SPOILER Thread (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=18001.0).  Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on August 15, 2008, 07:54 PM
Is anyone going to see Fly Me To The Moon in 3D? Released today but not playing here thus far.

Fly Me To The Moon  (http://www.flymetothemoonthemovie.com/)

(http://www.meridianmagazine.com/arts/images/fly.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Artoo on August 16, 2008, 02:57 AM
Looks like a rip-off of Space Chimps which bombed.

I don't see why non-Disney/Pixar & Dreamworks animation studios try anymore.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JangoTat on August 19, 2008, 05:00 PM
I cant remember if I got the link from here or somewhere else but

I think its time for Payne, Max Payne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2jAEoBz6RY)


Man I have been waiting for this movie since 03/04, and from the trailer it looks true to the game  ;D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: I Am Sith on August 21, 2008, 01:42 PM
Anyone else a fan of Chuck Palahniuk's novels?  I cannot wait to see this when it comes out September 26th:

Official Choke Site (http://www.foxsearchlight.com/choke/)

This was a great novel, but what made it even better for me was listening to the audio book narrated by Palahniuk.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on August 30, 2008, 01:10 AM
Some flicks I have seen recently:

Batman: The Dark Knight: Just wow!  8)
Iron Man: Awesome.  8)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Entertaining. 
Hellboy II: The Golden Army: Good popcorn flick.
The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor: Good popcorn flick.
Hancock. I liked this flick.  ;D
The X-Files: I Want To Believe. I want to get my money back!
Tropic Thunder: What a hoot, funny flick.  :D
Death Race: This was entertaining, great races & very brutal. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 30, 2008, 10:04 AM
I caught Tropic Thunder. I was entertained. As far as I'm concerned, Tom Cruise's performance erases anything he did on Ophra.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on August 30, 2008, 03:13 PM
I agree, Tom Cruise was just awesome in Tropic Thunder. Gotta the the dance.  ;D

Tom Cruise dances to 'get back' by Ludacris (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16ZMCAA1L8I)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: David on August 31, 2008, 12:14 PM
I finally got around to seeing Batman last night. That was a really, really awesome movie.  :o
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 15, 2008, 11:16 AM
We to see Burn After Reading last night. I think the critics are getting it wrong, it's a very fun, very warped movie.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 25, 2008, 09:36 AM
The Cinerama Dome is playing the restored prints of The Godfather and The GodFather II all this week. I saw the first one last night. Looked perfect. I'm seeing the second one tonight.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on October 1, 2008, 11:34 AM
Empire Magazine has used a combination of reader input, "Hollywood's finest", and film critics to produce a list of the 500 Greatest Movies of All Time (http://www.empireonline.com/500/).  A few key entries (in the top 100, haven't gotten through others yet) are Raiders of the Lost Ark at #2, The Empire Strikes Back at #3, Star Wars (A New Hope) at #22, LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring at #24, LOTR: The Return of the King at #34, E.T. at #47, LOTR: The Two Towers at #54, and Return of the Jedi at #91.

There are other favorites from the forums on the list, but I didn't want to list them all here (other related movies are Temple of Doom at #233, The Last Crusade at #306, Revenge of the Sith at #330, The Phantom Menace at #449, and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull at 453).  Also, the Godfather was #1.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on October 1, 2008, 11:57 AM
I'm not sure about their ordering but there is some fantastic movies there.

Evil Dead 2 got #49. Go Bruce! I wonder what number the first Toxic Avenger movie got?  ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on October 1, 2008, 12:13 PM
Yeah, there is definitely some interesting choices and ordering, but like you said, a lot of great movies on there.  Its always nice to see movies like Goonies and Ghostbusters recognized, since they normally aren't on lists like this. :)
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Post by: DSJ™ on October 1, 2008, 12:33 PM
God, this must be entertainment day. First we get the top 500 movies of all time an now we get the Bodies of Work: 30 Unforgettable Nude Scenes (http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20229685,00.html?cnn=yes). Good god!  ::)
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Post by: DSJ™ on October 2, 2008, 11:09 AM
I checked out the flick Felon (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1117385/) from someplace called the internets.  :D

Great prison flick.  :-X  ;D

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTkyNTUxODYyM15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjkyNDE4MQ@@._V1._SX310_SY400_.jpg)
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Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on October 2, 2008, 11:32 AM
Some flicks I have seen recently:

Batman: The Dark Knight: Just wow!  8)
Iron Man: Awesome.  8)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Entertaining. 
Hellboy II: The Golden Army: Good popcorn flick.
The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor: Good popcorn flick.
Hancock. I liked this flick.  ;D
The X-Files: I Want To Believe. I want to get my money back!
Tropic Thunder: What a hoot, funny flick.  :D
Death Race: This was entertaining, great races & very brutal. 

Good list. I agree on all counts. :)
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Post by: Matt_Fury on October 4, 2008, 06:01 PM
My wife and I saw An American Carol today.  It was hilarious!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt on October 12, 2008, 12:16 AM
My wife and I saw An American Carol today.

You did? 

$5 mil in eight days (http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=americancarol.htm)

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It was hilarious!

It was?

13% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/an_american_carol/)

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Consensus: An American Carol suffers not so much from its perceived political bias, but from the fact that it simply is not very funny.

But I think that's a little misleading.  How could a movie starring Chris Farley's less-talented, and less-funny younger brother, and featuring a cameo from Bill O'Reilly be anything but hilarious?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 12, 2008, 03:35 PM
It was?

Yes.
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Post by: Darth_Anton on October 25, 2008, 10:16 AM
No one went out to see High School Musical 3 last night?
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Post by: DSJ™ on November 2, 2008, 12:39 PM
Good god, another remake. Surely they can't be serious, they are serious... and don't call me Shirley!  :P

Let's ruin another classic flick.  ::)

'Forbidden Planet,' remixed (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2008/10/forbidden-plane.html)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 2, 2008, 06:10 PM
That one's been in development for quite a while. It's usually a bad sign.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on November 5, 2008, 02:19 AM
A new Dreamworks film, release date March 27, 2009. This looks cute.  ;D

Monsters vs Aliens Trailer (http://monster-vs-aliens-trailer.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: Hemish on November 6, 2008, 08:28 AM
Finally saw Step Brothers, had some brilliant laugh out loud moments!!
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Post by: Brian on November 6, 2008, 12:11 PM
Not exactly current movie news, but I saw an ad last night that Turner Classic Movies is showing a number of "family classics" in the month of December (see the list HERE (http://www.tcm.com/movienews/index/?cid=214881).  I noticed during the ad that one of the movies they will be showing is "The Black Hole".  I haven't seen that in a long time, but remember being kind of into it as a kid.
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Post by: JangoTat on November 6, 2008, 07:25 PM
Finally saw Step Brothers, had some brilliant laugh out loud moments!!

"did you touch my drum set?" ::)
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Post by: Matt_Fury on November 6, 2008, 07:38 PM
Finally saw Step Brothers, had some brilliant laugh out loud moments!!

******' Catalina wine-mixer!   :D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on November 7, 2008, 04:19 AM
Worthington's Clash with WB (http://www.moviehole.net/200816471-worthingtons-clash-with-wb)

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Aussie man-of-the-moment Sam Worthington ("Rogue", "Avatar", "Terminator Salvation") is in talks to play Perseus in the Louis Leterrier-directed "Clash of the Titans."
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Post by: evenflow on November 7, 2008, 09:54 AM
Fianlly went to go see Zach and Miri Make A Porno and once again Kevin Smith did not let me down.  ;D
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Post by: Master_Phruby on November 7, 2008, 03:41 PM
Steven Speilberg and Will Smith to remake Chan Wook-park's "Oldboy". This really doesn't seem like the kind of movie either one of them would make.

Oldboy (http://www.moviehole.net/200816481-a-steven-spielberg-film-oldboy)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 7, 2008, 07:53 PM
Fianlly went to go see Zach and Miri Make A Porno and once again Kevin Smith did not let me down.  ;D

We just saw it today....hilarious movie.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Hemish on November 8, 2008, 03:48 AM
Finally saw Taken
Man Liam Neesan kicks all sorts of ass, he even looked the part!
Awesome stuff
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 18, 2008, 01:23 PM
This looks great!

Race to Witch Mountain (http://video.yahoo.com/watch/3942908/10713225)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on November 29, 2008, 08:26 PM
More trailers for The Day The Earth Stood still (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t88LH84m3pg)

The Day The Earth Stood Still - International trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alUSiwTSJsc)

The Day the Earth Stood Still Theatrical Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKp3-SwHt6g)

It still has me interested.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on December 1, 2008, 11:50 AM
Oh good god! 

IS PLANET OF THE APES GETTING REBOOTED AGAIN? (http://chud.com/articles/articles/16881/1/IS-PLANET-OF-THE-APES-GETTING-REBOOTED-AGAIN/Page1.html)

HOW CLOSE ARE WE TO A NEW PLANET OF THE APES? (http://chud.com/articles/articles/17205/1/HOW-CLOSE-ARE-WE-TO-A-NEW-PLANET-OF-THE-APES/Page1.html)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 1, 2008, 02:33 PM
I kind of like the idea of them remaking Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. You start with Ceaser becoming intelligent, then abused and then having him revolt. Finally having the Apes take over the world. It sounds alot like what the robots did in the Ani-Matrix that ended with the humans becoming batteries for the robots.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ryan on December 2, 2008, 07:22 PM
I don't know how I've been living without Netflix all these years. I finally signed up today and am loving the live Streaming over XBox Live.

I caught This is England (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480025/) on the XBox today. It's a great film and is somewhat like an English version of American History X. I think Thomas Turgoose, the kid who plays the lead role, did a fantastic job. The final shot is perfect, and very reminscent of Truffaut's The 400 Blows.
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Post by: Darth_Anton on December 3, 2008, 09:11 AM
Couldn't agree more. I finally got around to watching Forbidden Planet and the Day the Earth Stood Still. No excuse anymore when they're at your fingertips.
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Post by: stormie on December 3, 2008, 04:29 PM
I caught This is England (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480025/) on the XBox today. It's a great film and is somewhat like an English version of American History X. I think Thomas Turgoose, the kid who plays the lead role, did a fantastic job. The final shot is perfect, and very reminscent of Truffaut's The 400 Blows.

Added to queue!  :)

Of course, my queue is 170 movies long, so it might be a while 'til I get to see it, but at least it's there and I won't forget to add it.

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Post by: Matt_Fury on December 8, 2008, 02:38 PM
This past weekend, we took some friends' kids to see Bolt in 3D.  What a great movie!
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Post by: DSJ™ on December 12, 2008, 10:56 AM
I have just been reading the reviews about The Day the Earth Stood Still...  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/muede/d026.gif)

I'll just catch it online soon.  :-X
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on December 14, 2008, 12:52 PM
I have just been reading the reviews about The Day the Earth Stood Still...  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/muede/d026.gif)

I'll just catch it online soon.  :-X

Yeah, me too. I didn't have high hopes for it, but, wow, it really sounds like they dropped the ball.

I just finished dowloading the flick & burned to a dvd, I'll watch it during some quiet time. The copy is pretty good quality, too bad you can't say the same for the flick.  :P
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Post by: iFett on December 14, 2008, 05:41 PM
Saw TDTESS yesterday.  Meh....This will be in the WM $5 bin in a year or two.  Never saw the Pursuit of Happiness, but Will Smith's son did a pretty god job in this flick.

Didn't care much for the Wolverine trailer at all.
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Post by: Reid on December 20, 2008, 05:02 PM
Caught Quantum Of Solace today. Not as good as Casino Royale, but still pretty good.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JangoTat on December 24, 2008, 12:58 PM
has anyone seen the new transporter? How is that one? I liked the first two..but never even knew about the 3rd one till i drove by the drive in down the street from me and saw it listed :-X
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Post by: David on December 24, 2008, 07:38 PM
Saw 'Yes Man' today. I really didn't expect much but it was surprisingly hysterical! ;D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on December 24, 2008, 10:35 PM
Bruce Boxleitner Returning for Tron 2.0 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=51515)
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Post by: Reid on December 26, 2008, 08:34 PM
Saw Gran Torino today. It was really good! Clint Eastwood is still badass at 70+ years old.
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Post by: Darth_Anton on December 29, 2008, 10:17 AM
My wife saw Benjamin Button yesterday, she couldn't stop talking about it.
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Post by: Darth Kenobi on January 2, 2009, 11:00 PM
Went and saw Valkyrie today and enjoyed it. 
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Post by: Scott on January 2, 2009, 11:34 PM
I saw Ben Button yesterday...I thought is was good but it wasn't great.  Visually (as has been the case with a lot of movies lately) it is stunning.  The acting is also fabtabulous.  I just didn't connect with the story at all.  I get where they were trying to go but it just didn't get there for me.  I'd still give it a solid 8 out of 10
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Post by: JediJman on January 3, 2009, 08:33 AM
I saw "Doubt" last night and it was pretty interesting.  Don't go see it if you like neat and tidy movies that spell everything out for you, but if you like to sit and discuss what happened and what it means afterwards, this is a good movie for you.  I don't want to give too much away, but the title is very appropriate in many ways.  I would give it four out of five stars.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on January 24, 2009, 01:58 AM
Just finished watching Defiance, excellent movie.
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Post by: Diddly on January 24, 2009, 07:36 PM
I caught The Wrestler a week or two ago. Fantastic piece of cinema with an awesome 80's soundtrack to boot. Without spoiling anything, if you hated the Sopranos ending, you might want to leave before this one is over.

Oh and Marissa Tomei isn't that bad on the eyes either. ;)
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Post by: Daigo-Bah on January 24, 2009, 09:45 PM
Really, really enjoyed Underworld: Rise of the Lycans today!  Many returning actors from the first and second films.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on January 28, 2009, 08:56 AM
Fox's Plan for The A-Team Coming Together (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=52361)

Warner Bros. Rebooting Tomb Raider (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=52365)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on January 28, 2009, 09:15 AM
I'm planning to see Coraline next weekend.  I've always enjoyed stop motion, and this looks to be the best of the best.  Plus my daughter keeps asking to see it.   ;D
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Post by: efranks on January 28, 2009, 10:07 AM
Warner Bros. Rebooting Tomb Raider (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=52365)

I love reading the comments on articles like this.  Nothing is more fun that watching large group of geeks have a meltdown.

Oh, and I'd pay to see a new Lara Croft movie, no matter who they got to play the role.

   E...
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Post by: BillCable on January 28, 2009, 10:20 AM
Oh, and I'd pay to see a new Lara Croft movie, no matter who they got to play the role.

Oh really...

(http://terrystuff.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/beaarthur.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on January 28, 2009, 07:15 PM
Sure.  Lara Croft circa 2058.  Of course, she's telling the story in flashback to when she was younger


(http://www.netenigma.com/gto/odetteyustman/odetteyustman_esquire.jpg)

   E...
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Post by: Rob on January 28, 2009, 09:45 PM
Sure.  Lara Croft circa 2058.  Of course, she's telling the story in flashback to when she was younger

(http://www.geocities.com/monicarose220/beayounggene.jpg)

 ???
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on January 28, 2009, 11:24 PM
Please tell me you aren't taking me literally?

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on January 29, 2009, 05:30 AM
Bea Arthur in a silver spandex outfit, oh good lord! That should **** your mind up for a bit. :P
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: David on January 29, 2009, 03:14 PM
"The Lara Croft Holiday Special!"
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Post by: Diddly on January 31, 2009, 01:59 AM
I got dragged to "The Uninvited" tonight. To quote the guys from Spill.com, "Some Ol bull****!" but I can't complain because I only paid $4.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Diddly on February 1, 2009, 04:00 AM
Finally got to see "Taken" tonight (wanted to see it last night but it was sold out). AWESOME. Two hours of Liam Neeson kicking people's asses.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on February 27, 2009, 10:17 PM
Sweet.  I hope this works out.  Her voice as the narrator would be cool, but it would also be nice to see an old Sarah Connor terminated at the start of the war.  That would be in contrast to the T3 storyline, but that timeline no longer exists based on the TV show.  Man time travel is cool - next thing you know, they'll be time travelling on LOST. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 4, 2009, 09:27 AM
Beware... Spoilers!

TR2N Story Details Reveal A Little More About What Kosinski & Co. Are Up To!!  (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40285)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on March 16, 2009, 09:25 AM
I don't know if this warrants its own thread or not, so I thought I'd drop it in here.  I noticed this article (http://movies.ign.com/articles/962/962527p1.html) at IGN discussing movies that should never be remade.  I was wondering what, if any, movies you feel should be left untouched and not remade?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on March 16, 2009, 12:11 PM
That's easy: most of them. 

Honestly, on principle I'm not a fan of most remakes in general.  There are some films that truly suck and would probably benefit from being remade if, and only if, they have a story and vision that would be improved by todays technology, writing or acting.  But most remakes just **** all over the original material without adding anything worthwhile.

I'm sure there are remakes that I've liked better than the original (assuming I've seen the original), or enjoyed not knowing it was a remake, but that doesn't mean I condone that sort of thing all the time.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on March 16, 2009, 12:54 PM
Yeah, generally I'm not much for remakes either.  I guess the ones I don't mind are probably ones I don't notice, as the originals were either before my time, generally disliked, or I've just never seen them.  There's a number of movies on that list at IGN that would be tops on mine as well (Indy movies, Ghostbusters, etc.) as well as others that aren't mentioned (Star Wars, of course) that I just can't see anyone else in the roles of those respective franchises.  Now, if it were some sort of sequel (like the rumored Ghostbusters 3) that might have some/all of the old cast, or maybe a new group, I could see that in some instances - but not a direct remake.  On this same topic, I read something today saying that Will Smith is producing a remake of the Karate Kid, starring his son.  I don't know how far along that is, but I'm not sure how I feel about that either.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on March 16, 2009, 04:03 PM
I don't keep up on all the upcoming movies, but was suprised to see previews over the weekend for Fast and Furious (note there's no the in the title).  Is this the movie that was supposed to be 2Fast 2Furious before Vin Diesel bailed for that horrible xXx movie?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Artoo on March 17, 2009, 12:31 AM
Bea Arthur in a silver spandex outfit, oh good lord! That should **** your mind up for a bit. :P

That should be a dream sequence in a Deadpool movie.  ;D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: stormie on March 18, 2009, 12:28 PM
Caught a real good flick this weekend through Netflix - Let the Right One In. I wasn't expecting much, since it's described as a Swedish vampire film, but it went above and beyond. It's moody, surreal, and even touching, with a little hint of gruesome. The two 12-year-old leads are outstanding. Definitely worthy of a look-see.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on March 19, 2009, 10:04 AM
Moviefone's "Best Movies of the 80s" (http://www.moviefone.com/insidemovies/2009/03/09/best-80s-movies/) list, which like most of these lists has its fair share of head scratchers.  Empire makes the list at #4, Raiders is in the top spot, and E.T. ranks 20th (seems low).  ROTJ, the other Indy movies, the Goonies, and the 1989 Batman are all absent from the list of 40.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on March 24, 2009, 10:14 AM
Another list, Yahoo's "100 Movies to See Before You Die" (http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/100-movies-to-see-before-you-die.html).  A few notables on the list:  Star Wars (1977), Lord of the Rings (The Entire Trilogy), and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Tracy on March 24, 2009, 01:07 PM
Another list, Yahoo's "100 Movies to See Before You Die" (http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/100-movies-to-see-before-you-die.html). 

I've got quite a bit of catching up to do -- I've only seen about 35 of those.  I'm watching "Witness" right now -- I always forget what a well-made film that is.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: knashdx on March 24, 2009, 01:50 PM
Another list, Yahoo's "100 Movies to See Before You Die" (http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/100-movies-to-see-before-you-die.html). 

I've got quite a bit of catching up to do -- I've only seen about 35 of those.  I'm watching "Witness" right now -- I always forget what a well-made film that is.

I have only seen 29 of them-

12 Angry Men
2001: Space Odyssey
Alien
Apocalypse Now
Blade Runner
Blazing Saddles
Die Hard
ET
Fast Times @ Ridgemont High
Goldfinger
Groundhog Day
Jaws
The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)
M*A*S*H
The Matrix
Monty Python & the Holy Grail
National Lampoon's Animal House
Pulp Fiction
Raider of the Lost Ark
Schindler's List
The Silence of the Lambs
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
The Sound of Music
Star Wars
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Titanic
To Kill a Mockingbird
Toy Story
The Wizard of Oz
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on March 24, 2009, 04:05 PM
I've seen 35 of the films but not necessarily 35 of what many would consider the more important movies from the list.   ;)

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Keonobi on March 24, 2009, 04:29 PM
I count 31 from that list.  A good mix of movies.  Though a couple should count as two or more movies.  Isn't Lawrence of Arabia like 4 hours long?  And the LOTR is over 6 right?  So that really should be counted as the three movies that it was released as...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on March 24, 2009, 04:59 PM
46.  Almost half-way there.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: stormie on March 24, 2009, 05:48 PM
I'm at 52. Only 48 more to go! Netflix here I come.

1 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2 Alien (1979)
3 Annie Hall (1977)
4 Apocalypse Now (1979)
5 Blade Runner (1982)
6 Blazing Saddles (1974)
7 Blue Velvet (1986)
8 Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
9 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
10 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
11 Die Hard (1988)
12 Do the Right Thing (1989)
13 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
14 The Exorcist (1973)
15 Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
16 The Godfather (1972)
17 The Godfather, Part II (1974)
18 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1968)
19 Goodfellas (1990)
20 The Graduate (1967)
21 Groundhog Day (1993)
22 It Happened One Night (1934)
23 It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
24 Jaws (1975)
25 King Kong (1933)
26 The Lord of the Rings (2001)
27 M*A*S*H (1970)
28 The Matrix (1999)
29 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
30 National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
31 Network (1976)
32 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
33 Psycho (1960)
34 Pulp Fiction (1994)
35 Raging Bull (1980)
36 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
37 Rocky (1976)
38 Saving Private Ryan (1998)
39 Schindler’s List (1993)
40 The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
41 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
42 Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
43 Some Like It Hot (1959)
44 The Sound of Music (1965)
45 Star Wars (1977)
46 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
47 This is Spinal Tap (1984)
48 Titanic (1997)
49 Toy Story (1995)
50 The Usual Suspects (1995)
51 When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
52 The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Greg on March 24, 2009, 07:03 PM
I'm at 42. Less than half, but in reference to life expectancy I'm a bit farther away than most of you guys here. I doubt I'll get to 100, as some of the movies just don't appeal to me.   
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on March 25, 2009, 12:27 AM
I'll play:

1. 12 ANgry Men
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
3. THe AFrican Queen
4. All About Eve
5. Annie Hall
6. Apocalypse Now
7. Blade Runner
8. Blazing Saddles
9. Bonnie and Clyde
10. Bridge on the River Kwai
11. Bringing up Baby
12. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
13. Casablanca
14. Chinatown
15. Citizen Kane
16. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
17. Die Hard
18. Do the Right Thing
19. Dr Strangelove
20. ET
21. Enter the Dragon
22. The Exorcist
23. Fast Time At Ridgemont High
24. The Godfather
25. The Godfather II
26. Goldfinger
27. The Good The Bad and the Ugly
28. Goodfellas
29. The Graduate
30. Groundhog Day
31. Hard Days Night
32. It Happened One Night
33. It's a Wonderful Life
34. Jaws
35. King Kong
36. Lawrence of Arabia
37. LOTR
38. MASH
39. The Maltese Falcon
40. Matrix
41. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
42. Animal House
43. Network
44. On the Waterfront
45. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
46. Princess Mononoke
47. Psycho
48. Pulp Fiction
49. Raging Bull
50. Raiders of the Lost ARk
51. Rear Window
52. Rebel Without a Cause
53. Rocky
54. Saving Private Ryan
55. Seven Samurai
56. Shawshank Redemption
57. Silence of the Lambs
58. Singin' in the Rain
59. Snow White
60. SOme Like It Hot
61. SOund of Music
62. Star Wars
63. Sunset Blvd
64. T2
65. This is Spinal Tap
66. Titanic
67. To Kill A Mockingbird
68. Toy Story
69. The Usual Suspects
70. VErtigo
71. When Harry Met Sally
72.  Wizard of Oz


Looks like 72 out of 100.  It helps that I made a personal goal back when the AFI list came out to see all 100...many duplicates here ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Morgbug on March 25, 2009, 01:32 AM
hmmm.....

1.  12 Angry Men
2.  2001: A Space Odyssey
3.  The African Queen
4.  Alien
5.  All About Eve
6.  Annie Hall
7.  Apocalypse Now
8.  Blade Runner
9.  Blazing Saddles
10. Blue Velvet
11. Bonnie and Clyde
12. The Bridge on the River Kwai
13. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
14. Casablanca
15. Chinatown
16. Citizen Kane
17. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
18. Die Hard
19. Do the Right Thing
20. Dr. Strangelove
21. Enter the Dragon
22. The Exorcist
23. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
24. The French Connection
25. The Godfather
26. The Godfather part II
27. Goldfinger
28. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
29. Goodfellas
30. The Graduate
31. Groundhog Day
32. A Hard Day's Night
33. It Happened One Night
34. It's a Wonderful Life
35. Jaws.
36. King Kong
37. Lawrence of Arabia
38. Lord of the Rings.
39. M
40. M*A*S*H
41. The Maltese Falcon
42. The Matrix
43. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
44. National Lampoon's Animal House
45. Network
46. Nosferatu
47. On the Waterfront
48. One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
49. Psycho
50. Pulp Fiction
51. Raging Bull
52. Raiders of the Lost Ark
53. Rear Window
54. Rebel Without a Cause
55. Rocky
56. Roman Holiday
57. Saving Private Ryan
58. Schindler's List
59. The Searcher's
60. Seven Samurai
61. The Shawshank Redemption
62. The Silence of the Lamb's
63. Singin' in the Rain
64. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
65. Some like it Hot
66. The Sound of Music
67. Star Wars
68. Sunset Blvd.
69. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
70. This is Spinal Tap
71. To Kill a Mockingbird
72. Toy Story
73. The Usual Suspects
74. Vertigo
75. When Harry Met Sally
76. Wings of Desire
77. The Wizard of Oz

Looks like 77 out of 100.  It helps that I'm old...and many duplicates here from the first list.  I've probably seen several of the other b/w shows too, but can't remember them.  Not planning on seeing Titanic - ever ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 25, 2009, 02:58 AM
1. The African Queen
2. Alien
3. Annie Hall
4. Apocalypse Now
5. Blade Runner
6. Blazing Saddles
7. Bonnie and Clyde
8. The Bridge on the River Kwai
9. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
10. Casablanca
11. Chinatown
12. Citizen Kane
13. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
14. Die Hard
15. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
16. Duck Soup
17. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
18. Enter the Dragon
19. The Exorcist
20. Fast Times At Ridgemont High
21. The French Connection
22. The Godfather
23. The Godfather Part II
24. Goldfinger
25. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
26. Goodfellas
27. The Graduate
28. Groundhog Day
29. A Hard Day's Night
30. It's a Wonderful Life
31. Jaws
32. King Kong
33. Lawrence of Arabia
34. The Lord of the Rings
35. M*A*S*H
36. The Maltese Falcon
37. The Matrix
38. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
39. National Lampoon's Animal House
40. Network
41. Nosferatu
42. On the Waterfront
43. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
44. Psycho
45. Pulp Fiction
46. Raging Bull
47. Raiders of the Lost Ark
48. Rebel Without a Cause
49. Rocky
50. Saving Private Ryan
51. Schindler's List
52. The Shawshank Redemption
53. The Silence of the Lambs
54. Singin' in the Rain
55. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
56. Some Like It Hot
57. The Sound of Music
58. Star Wars
59. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
60. This is Spinal Tap
61. Titanic
62. To Kill a Mockingbird
63. Toy Story
64. The Usual Suspects
65. Vertigo
66. When Harry Met Sally...
67. The Wizard of Oz

Only 67 out of 100, not too bad.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 25, 2009, 10:44 AM
12 Angry Men (1957)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The African Queen (1952)
Alien (1979)
All About Eve (1950)
Annie Hall (1977)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Blade Runner (1982)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Casablanca (1942)
Chinatown (1974)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Die Hard (1988)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Double Indemnity (1944)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Duck Soup (1933)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Enter the Dragon (1973)
The Exorcist (1973)
Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
The French Connection (1971)
Goldfinger (1964)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1968)
The Graduate (1967)
Groundhog Day (1993)
It Happened One Night (1934)
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Jaws (1975)
King Kong (1933)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
The Lord of the Rings (2001)
M*A*S*H (1970)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The Matrix (1999)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
Network (1976)
Nosferatu (1922)
On the Waterfront (1954)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Princess Mononoke (1999)
Psycho (1960)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Raging Bull (1980)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Rear Window (1954)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Rocky (1976)
Roman Holiday (1953)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Schindler’s List (1993)
The Searchers (1956)
Seven Samurai (1954)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
The Sound of Music (1965)
Star Wars (1977)
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Titanic (1997)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Toy Story (1995)
Vertigo (1958)
When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)

I come out at 76. My wife and I watch alot of TCM.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 25, 2009, 10:56 AM
I've seen:

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (own)
2. The African Queen
3. Annie Hall
4. Apocalypse Now (own)
5. Blazing Saddles
6. Blue Velvet
7. Bonnie and Clyde
8. The Bridge on the River Kwai
9. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
10. Casablanca (own)
11. Chinatown
12. Citizen Kane (own)
13. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (own)
14. Die Hard (own)
15. Do the Right Thing
16. Dr. Strangelove
17. Duck Soup
18. ET
19. Enter the Dragon
20. The Exorcist (own)
21. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
22. The French Connection
23. The Godfather (own)
24. The Godfather II (own)
25. Goldfinger (own)
26. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
27. Goodfellas (own)
28. The Graduate
29. Groundhog Day (own)
30. A Hard day's Night
31. It's a Wonderfull Life (own)
32. Jaws (own)
33. King Kong (own)
34. Lawrence of Arabia (own)
35. The Lord of the Rings (own)
36. M*A*S*H
37. The Maltese Falcon
38. The Matrix (own)
39. Modern Times
40. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
41. National Lampoon's Animal House
42. Nasferatu
43. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
44. Paths of Glory (own)
45. Princess Mononoke
46. Psycho
47. Pulp Fiction (own)
48. Raiders of the Lost Ark (own)
49. Rear Window
50. Rebel Without a Cause (own) (I own Judy's father's, William Hopper's, house)
51. Rocky
52. Roman Holiday (own)
53. Saving Private Ryan (own)
54. Shindler's List (own)
55. The Searchers
56. The Shawshank Redemption (own)
57. The Silence of the Lambs (own)
58. Singin' in the Rain
59. Snow White and the seven Dwarfs (own)
60. The Sound of Music (own)
61. Star Wars (own)
62. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (own)
63. This is Spinal Tap (own)
64. Titanic (own)
65. Toy Story (own)
66. The Usual Suspects (own)
67. Vertigo
68. When Harry Met Sally...
69. Wings of Desire
70. The wizard of Oz (own)

and own 36 of them.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 25, 2009, 02:08 PM
So how many people havn't seen Star Wars around here? Don't be shy. Raise you hand.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 26, 2009, 02:36 PM
A 'Three Stooges' film? With Sean Penn? (http://www.variety.com/VR1118001643.html)

Quote
MGM and the Farrelly brothers are closing in on their cast for "The Three Stooges."
Studio has set Sean Penn to play Larry, and negotiations are underway with Jim Carrey to play Curly, with the actor already making plans to gain 40 pounds to approximate the physical dimensions of Jerome "Curly" Howard.

The studio is zeroing in on Benicio Del Toro to play Moe.

You have got to be ******* kidding me.  ::)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on March 26, 2009, 03:49 PM
Strange choices all around.  I thought it was more interesting with Johnny Depp as Moe.  I can see Penn as Larry, but Carey as Curly is very odd.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ryan on March 26, 2009, 09:48 PM
Where the Wild Things Are (http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/where-the-wild-things-are/trailer)

I'm so down for this.  :)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on March 26, 2009, 11:39 PM
Cool beans, and it looks phenomenal.  I can't wait :)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 27, 2009, 08:13 PM
This will be interesting.

Tom Hanks Looks Towards Outer Space For ‘Major Matt Mason’ (http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2009/03/25/tom-hanks-looks-towards-outer-space-for-major-matt-mason/)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on March 30, 2009, 04:07 PM
Who Ya' Gonna Call (http://aintitcool.com/node/40592)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Hemish on April 1, 2009, 10:49 AM
YAY!!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on April 3, 2009, 10:33 AM
NSFW - Bruno Trailer (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/film/article2357203.ece)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Artoo on April 4, 2009, 01:11 AM
Cohen strikes gold again.  :)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on April 4, 2009, 09:24 AM
I don't know. Bruno was my least favorite of the character son the Ali G show.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ryan on April 13, 2009, 03:34 AM
It looks like Red Tails (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0485985/), the film about the Tuskegee Airmen that Lucas has talked about doing since a little after ROTJ, has finally started filming. It looks like Lucas wrote the story and then brought in a screenwriter and a director, John Ridley and Anthony Hemingway respectively. Hemingway sounds like a good choice. He has done some work directing for Battlestar Galactica and The Wire. The cast includes Terrence Howard, Bryan Cranston, and Cuba Gooding Jr.

This actually sounds promising so far. I'm cautiously optimistic at this point.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on April 13, 2009, 09:51 PM
Moon (2009) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/)

Moon Trailer  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIexG8179K8)

(http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/972/972042/moon-20090413001102892.jpg)

Holy 2001!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on April 15, 2009, 12:47 PM
Wolverines! Script review (http://aintitcool.com/node/40771) of the planned Red Dawn remake.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on April 15, 2009, 02:51 PM
Wolverines! Script review (http://aintitcool.com/node/40771) of the planned Red Dawn remake.

Didn't watch.  Pissed off just at the thought of a remake/reboot of this film.  This is a classic that totally captured the fears of the time.  Remaking now is just another example of the ever growing stack of proof that Hollywood is full of a bunch of *******.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on April 21, 2009, 11:55 AM
I didn't want to start a new thread for this, but with "summer movie season" right around the corner now I was wondering if anyone had any predictions for the #1 movie for 2009?  It seems that it most often comes during the May-July/Aug months (with a few exceptions), so with Wolverine kicking things off in less than 2 weeks now - which movie do you think will be the big winner for the year?  For reference, here's the box office champs of the last five years:

2008 - The Dark Knight
2007 - Spider-Man 3
2006 - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2005 - Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
2004 - Shrek 2

It seems that most of those movies were pretty big favorites going into the summer, while it might not be quite as clear this year.  Some possible contenders (and some that are tough to judge):

X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Star Trek
Terminator: Salvation
Angels and Demons
Land of the Lost
Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
Up
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra

Later in the year...

Twilight: New Moon
Avatar
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on April 21, 2009, 12:36 PM
I'll predict Transformers 2 in first.  New Trek at two.  And Up third.

GI Joe will and must bomb.   ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on April 21, 2009, 04:59 PM
I agree, I think Transformers 2 may take the top nod this year.  I do, however, think that Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince may squeek out a number 2 slot.  It'll probably be a battle between Potter and Terminator.

While the other May movies all have huge hit potential, they cancel each other out.  It's going to be hard for one film to break out of the month with huge numbers since 3 of the four pull from a similar audience pool.  Terminator has the best bet since it's last in line with only "Up" following it.  Two different audiences.  Potter Stands alone about 3 weeks after Transformers.  So I'm betting a 1/2 for them.

I do agree with Bill that I think the Joe movie will tank.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on April 21, 2009, 05:34 PM
Is Terminator PG-13?  That's the only way I see it making big bucks.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on April 21, 2009, 07:05 PM
Terminator Salvation hasn't been rated yet.  And I kind of agree that an R rating might keep it down, except that I think being at the end of May, it might get a bump from lack of competition the following weekend.  We'll see.

I still think Potter will probably be 2nd behind Transformers.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt on April 21, 2009, 07:16 PM
The domestic grosses of the previous five Potter flicks:

Sorcerer's Stone:       $317,575,550
Chamber of Secrets:   $261,988,482
Prisoner of Azkaban:   $249,541,069
Goblet of Fire:           $290,013,036
Order of the Phoenix:  $292,004,738

Based on those, HBP is guaranteed at least $250m, probably closer to 275.  No way Trek beats it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on April 22, 2009, 09:33 AM
I'm kind of thinking it is going to be Transformers 2 and Harry Potter in the top two spots as well.  I think movies like Wolverine and Star Trek will do well, but probably not "top movie" well.  Also, I'm sure Up will put up some nice box office numbers - and probably Terminator as well.  Its hard to judge the G.I. Joe movie.  I mean, from what we've seen/heard, it sounds pretty iffy - but who knows what the "general movie-going public" will think.  Either way, I highly doubt its a top 2 movie, or even top 5.

I think you can tell that this year was the one most effected by the writer's strike.  Although there are definitely some movies I'm looking forward to, it does almost seem a little "light" - especially when you consider that movies like Star Trek and Harry Potter were supposed to come out last year.  Many years, there are at least 3-4 movies that make $300 million domestically - and I don't know that I see that happening this year.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 30, 2009, 10:36 AM

Robert Zemeckis buzzing about second Roger Rabbit movie
http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2009/04/29/exclusive-robert-zemeckis-buzzing-about-second-roger-rabbit-movie/ (http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2009/04/29/exclusive-robert-zemeckis-buzzing-about-second-roger-rabbit-movie/)

(http://www.markbarryportfolio.com/works/Assorted/ionarts/pics/roger_rabbit.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 2, 2009, 01:35 AM
This is a random movie post, but I'm a huge Al Pacino fan. I have all his movies except his first (not available) and two of his newer movies (I want them to be cheaper). But I bought 88 Minutes for $6 used the other day. Just watched it. It is one of the WORST movies I have ever seen. It makes me so sad that one of the best actors of all time can't get/pick a good role any more.  :(
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on May 4, 2009, 02:38 PM
Is that the one with DeNiro in it too?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on May 4, 2009, 02:43 PM
Is that the one with DeNiro in it too?

I think your thinking of "Righteous Kill"
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on May 5, 2009, 10:34 AM
Both were done so well, I can't tell them apart.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on May 20, 2009, 09:37 AM
First trailer (http://comicbookresources.com/?page=video&show_id=98159) for Sherlock Holmes is up online.

Also, an article saying Ghostbusters 3 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=55711) could be filming as soon as this winter.  I'm not sure what to think of this.  I really liked the original Ghostbusters as a kid (and watched the cartoon that came afterwards), but wasn't all that crazy about Ghostbusters 2 honestly.  It sounds like they want to incorporate a "new team" in this sequel (as well as all the originals being on board to "pass the torch"), which I guess makes sense.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on May 20, 2009, 12:49 PM
I can't see Harold Ramis running around catching ghosts until he drops about 700 pounds...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on May 23, 2009, 05:43 AM
Robert Evans, ITV team for 'UFO' film (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118004006.html?categoryid=13&cs=1)

Well this will be interesting, I watched the TV series as a teen. SHADO, Skydiver, Interceptors, Ed Straker (RIP) & the Moonbase with Gay Ellis. Drool!

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/AdersonUFO.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on May 29, 2009, 10:46 AM
Interesting... Full Trailer For Sci-Fi Thriller Pandorum (http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/05/28/full-trailer-for-sci-fi-thriller-pandorum/)

[Hudson]Oh dear Lord Jesus, this ain't happening, man... This can't be happening, man! This isn't happening! Well that's great, that's just ******' great, man. Now what the **** are we supposed to do? We're in some real pretty **** now man...[/Hudson]

Alien Remake In The Works...? (http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=24916)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on May 29, 2009, 01:30 PM
I like how that article jumps on the "remake" term like they're trying to stir up ****.  The two articles I read about Alien yesterday presented it as an origins story and mentioned nothing of a remake.

Pandorum looks interesting.  I agree with the write-up, it sounds a lot like Aliens/Pitch Black/Event Horizon.  But, let's face it, you can look at almost everything coming out of Hollywood and see a parallel to something else. 

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on May 29, 2009, 01:37 PM
Also, an article saying Ghostbusters 3 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=55711) could be filming as soon as this winter.

I thought the upcoming video game was going to be their take on the third installment?  Nice to see that they're actually going the movie route now.   :)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on May 29, 2009, 04:20 PM
I like how that article jumps on the "remake" term like they're trying to stir up ****.  The two articles I read about Alien yesterday presented it as an origins story and mentioned nothing of a remake.

Pandorum looks interesting.  I agree with the write-up, it sounds a lot like Aliens/Pitch Black/Event Horizon.  But, let's face it, you can look at almost everything coming out of Hollywood and see a parallel to something else. 

   E...

An Aliens origin/prequel would be great and much more welcome than a remake IMO.  I thought Pandorum looked good too, but couldn't tell if the bad guys were really aliens or altered humans.  Seemed like more of a vampire or zombie theme to me, but set in space.  I'll definitely check it out either way.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on May 29, 2009, 04:40 PM
An Aliens origin/prequel would be great and much more welcome than a remake IMO.

I don't know - look at how horrible the AVP movies are.  I would hate for Hollywood to rape a reboot of Alien movies.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on May 29, 2009, 05:50 PM
Trust in Ridley Scott.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on May 31, 2009, 10:58 AM
Man, alot of remake/prequel/sequels or whatever you want to call them in the works so they say & some that have started...  ::)

The Shadow
The Last Starfighter
The Evil Dead
Knight Rider
Death Wish
Conan The Barbarian
Logan’s Run
TRON
The Taking Of Pelham 123
Fahrenheit 451
Hellraiser
Clash of the Titans
The Birds
Westworld
Escape From New York
Plan 9 From Outer Space
Meatballs
Metropolis
Predator
Short Circuit
Scanners
Red Sonja
The Dirty Dozen
Footloose
The Thing
Dune
Arthur
Friday The 13th
Casablanca
They Live
Romancing The Stone
Army Of Darkness
Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes
The Incredible Shrinking Man
When Worlds Collide
Creature From The Black Lagoon
Heavy Metal
The Illustrated Man
Fantastic Voyage
The Karate Kid
Fame
Red Dawn
Poltergeist
Total Recall
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Forbidden Planet
Barbarella
RoboCop
My Fair Lady
Highlander
Alien
10

Good god! What's next? Remaking James Bond flicks! Annie-The Motion Picture, yeah I'm so ******* there!  ::)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on May 31, 2009, 12:56 PM
That list makes me want to throw up.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Greg on May 31, 2009, 01:37 PM
Stupid Hollywood. Stupid, stupid Hollywood.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 31, 2009, 01:39 PM
I look at it as a chance to save money.  Movie ticket prices are getting up there!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 31, 2009, 04:59 PM
What's next? Remaking James Bond flicks! Annie-The Motion Picture, yeah I'm so ******* there!  ::)

They did remake a James Bond movie. Never Say Never Again was a remake of Thunderball. Didn't we already get an Annie movie? Hollywood is so bankrupt for new ideas.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ryan on May 31, 2009, 06:48 PM
Dale you can add Buffy the Vampire Slayer to your list. ******* Fran Kuzui is going to remake the Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And get not only is Joss Whedon going to be completely uninvolved, but it have any of the same characters or actors that were on the show.

**** Fran Kuzui. >:(
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth Kenobi on May 31, 2009, 08:46 PM
Can't believe there's talk on remaking some of those movies that seem to have been just release in the last 20 years: Total Recall, Poltergeist , Red Dawn and Short Circuit.  Hollywood wonders why the Box Office has been down in recent years.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BrentS on May 31, 2009, 09:15 PM
Man, alot of remake/prequel/sequels or whatever you want to call them in the works so they say & some that have started...  ::)

...
The Karate Kid
...


The Karate Kid, huh?  I can't imagine anyone else playing Mr. Miyagi.  I don't mind many of these reboots but I don't want to see a new Karate Kid. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on May 31, 2009, 09:20 PM
Man, alot of remake/prequel/sequels or whatever you want to call them in the works so they say & some that have started...  ::)

...
The Karate Kid
...


The Karate Kid, huh?  I can't imagine anyone else playing Mr. Miyagi.  I don't mind many of these reboots but I don't want to see a new Karate Kid. 

Heck, I don't even want to see the old Karate Kid.   :P
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BrentS on June 1, 2009, 12:00 AM

Heck, I don't even want to see the old Karate Kid.   :P

That's just one of the movies I can't turn off if I see it on TV

"Sweep the legs Johnny!"
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on June 1, 2009, 12:24 AM
"Wax on! Wax off!" (good thing the out of context thread is out of commission.)  ;)

That list is rather disturbing... makes one think, "There goes my childhood." I can't see remakes, updates, or reboots of any of the movies there. Most are simply classics and you can't make them better.

... of course, people said that about Trek, and there are a ton of good reviews. And I know some day I'm going to be seeing A New Hope, Empire, and Jedi redone at some point in my life (either by Lucas as he has done before, one of his kids or someone else).
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on June 1, 2009, 12:35 AM
We took our kids to see the IMAX Night at the Museum 2...it was good but the first was far better.  Lots of the same old crap...and plays in to the theme going in this thread right now...too much repitition in Hollywood.  It is the same thing again and again.  I mean, come on, get some new ideas.  I can't stand the copy catting over and over and over.  Get some originality!  It is like repitition is their job (I'm out of material)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on June 1, 2009, 01:17 AM
We took our kids to see the IMAX Night at the Museum 2...it was good but the first was far better.  Lots of the same old crap...and plays in to the theme going in this thread right now...too much repitition in Hollywood.  It is the same thing again and again.  I mean, come on, get some new ideas.  I can't stand the copy catting over and over and over.  Get some originality!  It is like repitition is their job (I'm out of material)

That's why I've stopped watching a lot of TV and going to the movies. Two winters ago, I was watching so much that I got to the point where I realized I know punchlines to jokes before they happened, or the climax of movies. Now I'm much more selective about what I watch, and most of that is sports now.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on June 1, 2009, 09:39 AM
I don't get all the remakes either.  Some turn out ok to good, but the most are awful it seems (particularly the big "60/70s TV Show Made into Movie" kick over the past couple years.  I personally hate to see some of them get remade again, Karate Kid being a good example.  It may be cheezy, but I enjoyed the heck out of the first one as a kid (and liked the 2nd one well enough at the time too).  To make it worse, I've read rumors (or maybe it is confirmation) that the new Karate Kid is being done by Will Smith - starring his son in the lead role and I believe Jackie Chan in the Miyagi-ish role (I don't know if he is supposed to be the same character or not, I'm guessing not).  Yikes.

I have often wondered if the Original Trilogy would be remade some day or not.  I'm guessing the majority of the fanbase would rather not (probably all of the fanbase), but for some reason I could still see it happening.  Hopefully not.  I wouldn't mind seeing the originals released in theaters again though, but we'll probably have to wait for the 3D versions we've been hearing about for years now.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on June 1, 2009, 10:51 AM
We took our kids to see the IMAX Night at the Museum 2...it was good but the first was far better.  Lots of the same old crap...and plays in to the theme going in this thread right now...too much repitition in Hollywood.  It is the same thing again and again.  I mean, come on, get some new ideas.  I can't stand the copy catting over and over and over.  Get some originality!  It is like repitition is their job (I'm out of material)

Ask Matt for help.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on June 20, 2009, 04:53 PM
Anyone check out the new trailer for 2012 coming in November? If ya like death & destruction, things blowing up real good, major CGI effects & Air Force One not making it then check it out!  8)

2012 Official Site (http://www.whowillsurvive2012.com/)

2012 (2009) Trailer 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYcHIRkHAek)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 21, 2009, 11:13 AM
Wow. I don't know what to think about that.

I was just chiming in to mention that I was dragged to see the Hangover and left a fan. Pretty well done and very funny.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on June 23, 2009, 07:23 AM
There's a teaser trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's adaptation of Nickelodeon's  Avatar: The Last Airbender (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/41492) up on AICN. Looks good so far from the limited footage.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on June 23, 2009, 09:37 AM
Pics from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=56475).  Creepy.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on June 23, 2009, 10:25 AM
Pics from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=56475).  Creepy.

In totally unrelated news, share prices for Hot Topic, Inc. quadrupled overnight.


Interesting trailer on Airbender, but I thought that James Cameron had that project.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on June 23, 2009, 10:33 AM

Interesting trailer on Airbender, but I thought that James Cameron had that project.

The Cameron Avatar is a different movie altogether.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt on June 24, 2009, 01:41 PM
I didn't want to start a new thread for this, but with "summer movie season" right around the corner now I was wondering if anyone had any predictions for the #1 movie for 2009?  It seems that it most often comes during the May-July/Aug months (with a few exceptions), so with Wolverine kicking things off in less than 2 weeks now - which movie do you think will be the big winner for the year?  For reference, here's the box office champs of the last five years:

2008 - The Dark Knight
2007 - Spider-Man 3
2006 - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2005 - Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
2004 - Shrek 2

It seems that most of those movies were pretty big favorites going into the summer, while it might not be quite as clear this year.  Some possible contenders (and some that are tough to judge):

X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Star Trek
Terminator: Salvation
Angels and Demons
Land of the Lost
Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
Up
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra

Later in the year...

Twilight: New Moon
Avatar


The top ten of the year (so far), according to Box Office Mojo (http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2009&p=.htm):

1   Star Trek   Par.   $240,823,706
2   Up   BV   $229,059,138
3   Monsters Vs. Aliens   P/DW   $195,536,087
4   X-Men Origins: Wolverine   Fox   $177,364,794
5   Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian   Fox   $157,349,843
6   The Hangover   WB   $156,628,400
7   Fast and Furious   Uni.   $154,900,260
8   Paul Blart: Mall Cop   Sony   $146,336,178
9   Taken   Fox   $144,977,147
10   Angels & Demons   Sony    $128,479,731

And a curious two that aren't in the top ten:

11   Terminator Salvation   WB   $120,102,741
12   Watchmen   WB   $107,509,799
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on June 24, 2009, 02:28 PM
This is ABSOLUTELY worth watching...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kayFrIR-Qfw
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on June 24, 2009, 02:30 PM
I don't think Watchmen was ever going to be in the top 10 for the year.  It wasn't filled with popular superheroes and it was a very serious, deep drama as much as it was a blockbuster.  I think a bigger surprise is probably The Hangover currently being in the top 10.  It's frackin' hilarious, though, so now that I've seen it I think it definitely belongs up there.

I still think Transformers is probably going to be number one with Harry Potter coming in at 2 but it'll have to do a good job to beat Star Trek.

I think Twilight is going to be the sleeper.  If last night was any indication, that film could go big.  The girls at Transformers were screaming last night when the Twilight trailer rolled and kicked off with Robert Pattinson...I thought they were going to rush the screen when it cut to Taylor Lautner without his shirt on.

I'm not surprised that Terminator is not in the top 10 so far this year.  That movie didn't totally suck but it didn't raise to anything special either.

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Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on June 24, 2009, 02:40 PM
This is ABSOLUTELY worth watching...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kayFrIR-Qfw

LOL!  ;D   :D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on June 24, 2009, 02:41 PM
I'll predict Transformers 2 in first.  New Trek at two.  And Up third.

GI Joe will and must bomb.   ;)

Looking good so far...   ;D

But yeah, there's still Potter.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt on June 24, 2009, 05:45 PM
I don't think Watchmen was ever going to be in the top 10 for the year. . .

Well, if it's not in the top ten for the year, or even the top twenty, for that matter, it's still the greatest motion picture ever made since the introduction of the talkie.

Or at least since The Dark Knight.

That's the sense I got from the vast Watchmen nerd fanboy fanbase, anyway.  Which I thought was a little bigger than the, say, vast Paul Blart nerd fanboy fanbase, for example.  Apparently I was wrong.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on June 24, 2009, 05:57 PM
But don't you know, fat guys bring the funny (to look at).

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Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Nathan on June 25, 2009, 05:41 AM
Wow, I feel uncharacteristically "with it" insofar as I've already seen 4 of those top 10 (or 5 of the 12). Yay me.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on June 25, 2009, 09:33 AM
I think Transformers 2 might be the #1 movie for the year, at least the way the box office is tracking so far.  Bad reviews aside, it is just the movie everyone wants to see (similar to Spider-Man 3 in that respect, and that didn't have any problems making money).  I would think Harry Potter would finish second, although it is possible it might contend for first as well.  It will likely be a better reviewed movie, but it may not make it to Transformers like money-making levels.  I would think that TF, HP, and Trek would be the top three, regardless of order for the year, with Up and possibly Twilight: New Moon making up the rest of the top 5.  It is really tough to predict how Joe will do.  For as crappy as it looks/we've heard so far, sometimes those movies still do well.  I think efranks is right about New Moon being a sleeper for the year.  My wife is way into the books/first movie, and that fanbase in general is pretty enthusiastic.  I don't think its going to crack the top three, but top 5 is a distinct possibility.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 25, 2009, 11:39 AM
I dunno. If Tranformers 2 is that bad, and too long, word of mouth could kill it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Keonobi on June 25, 2009, 12:09 PM
The thing about New Moon is that it comes out November 20th.  So it only has about 6 weeks.  Where as most of the other top movies are summer releases so they have a longer period.  Then again with New Moon a huge portion of its gross is going to be in the first 1-2 weeks anyway...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on June 25, 2009, 01:04 PM
I think efranks is right about New Moon being a sleeper for the year.  My wife is way into the books/first movie, and that fanbase in general is pretty enthusiastic.  I don't think its going to crack the top three, but top 5 is a distinct possibility.

Well, if they read the whole series, then I can't believe people would put too much into anything Twilight-related. The first movie/book were great, but overall that was the worst series ever.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on June 25, 2009, 01:48 PM
I think efranks is right about New Moon being a sleeper for the year.  My wife is way into the books/first movie, and that fanbase in general is pretty enthusiastic.  I don't think its going to crack the top three, but top 5 is a distinct possibility.

Well, if they read the whole series, then I can't believe people would put too much into anything Twilight-related. The first movie/book were great, but overall that was the worst series ever.

I thought they were all interesting. And the millions of others who read all the books probably agree on some level too.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on June 25, 2009, 01:58 PM
I think efranks is right about New Moon being a sleeper for the year.  My wife is way into the books/first movie, and that fanbase in general is pretty enthusiastic.  I don't think its going to crack the top three, but top 5 is a distinct possibility.

Well, if they read the whole series, then I can't believe people would put too much into anything Twilight-related. The first movie/book were great, but overall that was the worst series ever.

I thought they were all interesting. And the millions of others who read all the books probably agree on some level too.

Did you read "Breaking Dawn"? Worst. End. Ever. So many plot holes, a cop out by the author.... Horrible! (and I'm not the only one who's said this. Several teen librarians that I work with were also appalled by it. (But this belongs in the books thread).
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on June 25, 2009, 02:59 PM
I haven't read the Twilight series (but I probably will at some point) so I can't speak to the books, but I don't think that necessarily has to kill the box office for the films.  One of the reasons Titanic did such good business was repeat viewing by teenage girls interested in the love story.  This generation's teen girls are proably going to do the same thing with the Twilight movies, just not on as grand of a scale.

Besides, how often does a film stick 100% to the book it's based on?  If one of the novels in the series has terrible plot holes or just a bad ending, it doesn't mean the film won't fix it (possibly while ruining other things, if history is any indication).

I don't think the November release for Twilight is going to hurt that film.  Most movies, as was mentioned, do their biggest box office take in the first 2-3 weeks.  There are 2 holidays for Twilight to pull in extra numbers from when some of its audience will be on school vacation.  Wolverine and ST did well and they came out in May when there were 4 huge movies to steal viewers from each other.

I will say this, I think 2009 has been a hell of a year for movies and there is still a lot left with Potter, District 9, 9, 2012, GI Joe (maybe), Twilight and a few others I'm forgetting right now.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on June 25, 2009, 03:41 PM
This does belong in the book thread, but I did read it and I don't think anyone thinks Meyer is a great author, but that doesn't mean the books weren't interesting and I guarantee it won't be a bomb at the box office.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Biffette on July 12, 2009, 02:36 AM
I just got back from seeing Bruno. It was very funny! I had read on the internet that it was quite graphic with lots of Bruno-nudity, but there really wasn't so much. The most unusual graphic stuff (what Rolling Stone refers to) is in the beginning, and then there is some *extremely* humorous and short-lived Bruno-genitalia, and then it pretty much stops being graphic at all. Funny film.  
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: stormie on July 15, 2009, 12:17 PM
I can't find where I saw it, but someone recommended the movie Once, and I just gotta say that I totally agree. A very entertaining movie, and probably one of the best music films I've ever seen. Thanks for the recommendation!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on July 15, 2009, 12:23 PM
I can't find where I saw it, but someone recommended the movie Once, and I just gotta say that I totally agree. A very entertaining movie, and probably one of the best music films I've ever seen. Thanks for the recommendation!
I love that movie, the soundtrack is on constant rotation on my iPod
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on July 15, 2009, 12:28 PM
I agree. Enjoyed the movie and music (Once). I saw the group play when they came last year. They're quite entertaining and Glen is really engaging with the audience.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 18, 2009, 10:45 AM
I saw the Hurt Locker last night. Excellent movie. I highly recommend it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Greg on July 20, 2009, 02:55 PM
I saw the Hurt Locker last night. Excellent movie. I highly recommend it.

I've been itching to see that movie, but I guess Raleigh isn't an important enough city to warrant release over here. In any case, I'm eager to see it when it does make it to wide release. I'd even settle for the DVD when it comes out. It looks very well done.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 24, 2009, 08:50 PM
Remember that TRON clip from SDCC last year? A year later we see it again & much clearer.

The Tron Legacy Grid VFX Concept Test (http://www.flynnlives.com/media/video/0xendgame.aspx)

Opening November 2010.  8)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt on July 31, 2009, 03:28 PM
The top ten of the year (so far), according to Box Office Mojo (http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2009&p=.htm):

1   Star Trek   Par.   $240,823,706
2   Up   BV   $229,059,138
3   Monsters Vs. Aliens   P/DW   $195,536,087
4   X-Men Origins: Wolverine   Fox   $177,364,794
5   Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian   Fox   $157,349,843
6   The Hangover   WB   $156,628,400
7   Fast and Furious   Uni.   $154,900,260
8   Paul Blart: Mall Cop   Sony   $146,336,178
9   Taken   Fox   $144,977,147
10   Angels & Demons   Sony    $128,479,731

The current top ten, over a month later:

1   Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen   P/DW   $382,541,324
2   Up   BV   $284,578,994
3   Star Trek   Par.   $254,255,507
4   The Hangover   WB   $249,808,203
5   Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince   WB   $233,920,753
6   Monsters Vs. Aliens   P/DW   $197,863,834
7   X-Men Origins: Wolverine   Fox   $179,556,048
8   Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs   Fox   $176,542,789
9   Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian   Fox   $173,454,677
10   Fast and Furious   Uni.   $155,064,265

Hangover made almost another $100m since the last update.  Amazing.  Good sign for future "adult", R-rated comedies.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: I Am Sith on August 5, 2009, 01:05 PM
Alien prequel appears to be a go with Ridley Scott directing:

Variety Article (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118006722.html?categoryid=13&cs=1)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 6, 2009, 11:01 AM
That sounds promising. I'd love to see that franchise get back on track.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on August 13, 2009, 06:59 PM
Anyone seeing District 9 this weekend?  I'm looking forward to it.  This review (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/42012) got me pretty hyped.   8)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on August 13, 2009, 08:04 PM
I was just looking at Fandango for show times.  There's a midnight showing and I might just go.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on August 14, 2009, 03:22 AM
District 9 is one of the most incredible movies I've seen in a long time.  A+.  I'm whooped, I'll post more later but people should put this on the list of films to see, and see it soon.

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Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on August 14, 2009, 09:18 AM
Seeing it tonight, man.  Can't wait.  I'm going in pretty much blind except for what I've seen in trailers.  But the critical praise so far really has me excited about it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 14, 2009, 09:24 AM
I've been super hyped since I saw the first preview. I'm glad to hear it's living up to the hype so far.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on August 14, 2009, 11:25 AM
Okay, a few thoughts on this without giving any spoilers.

First of all, the acting, directing and CGI were all spectacular in the movie.  Most of it looked way better than some parts of the GI Joe or Transformers films and they only had about a $30 million budget.  The acting was top notch, you would never guess that most of the people in this film were not actors or had very short lists of credentials.

It's shot documentary style but unlike films like Blair Witch, it's not obnoxious.  Whether the footage is from a guy on the spot following the action, closed circuit TV's around the areas the action is happening or just being filmed like a regular movie, it all works together in a very smooth way.

The plot has elements in it that you'll recognize from other films, but it's all put together in a way that doesn't make it feel ripped off. 

The locations that they found to film in are incredible both because of the look it gives the film but also in the fact that you realize, at some point, that not all of it was a set, most of it really exists in South Africa.  The film definitely is a commentary on South Africa's past even though you're watching this film about aliens, you can't help but recognize that you could easily take the aliens out and put humans in.

The film moves along at a quick pace but everything seems to be pretty well explained, I never felt like I was missing something in the story.  There is a lot of stuff to see, though.  There are subtitles that give you translations of the alien language but also for some of the humans since there's a lot of different dialects and accents.  There are also some news broadcasts that look like your standard CNN or MSNBC with the scroll at the bottom, so there's stuff there to read also.  The film definitely lends itself to a second or third viewing to take it all in, but that stuff just adds extra depth to the story, you can miss some of it and still not be lost.

I think the film is a home run.  Makes you appreciate what a good film can be and how bad a lot of things coming out of Hollywood really are.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: speedermike on August 15, 2009, 02:55 PM
I can't remember being this involved during a movie in a looooong time.  I was glued to the screen.  The weapons testing scene was the most intense Sci-Fi I've  ever seen on the screen.  It felt like all the cyberpunk novles that I read back in the early 90's.  Just brilliant.  Can't wait to se it again.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Diddly on August 15, 2009, 03:33 PM
Saw it last night, loved it. Really a smart film that ties every small bit of plot together.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on August 15, 2009, 06:08 PM
Spectacular sci-fi movie!  I guess that's not much coming from me because I liked Transformers for what it was, but this movie was very polished for having a lower budget.  I really got attached to the main character.  CG was fantastic - almost flawless for that matter.  A little bit of V and Alien Nation, but it has a nice twist.

I really hope they make a sequel to this movie - maybe in three years or so.

E summed up pretty much how I viewed the movie.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 17, 2009, 11:21 AM
District 9 is one of the few movies I made a point to get out and see and I thought it was down right amazing. Flawed in the story department, but once you make the leaps of faith required, it's without a doubt one of the most engaging movies of the year. Almost as good as Hurt Locker.

Check out this guy's original short (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5GZpD6nmUI) which lead to  the making of the movie.

It should also be noted that this director is the reason why Transformers got made. He directed a French commercial that featured a transforming car that danced. It was flawless and caught Spielberg's attention.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Greg on August 17, 2009, 01:22 PM
Thanks so much for posting that link Darth Anton! I caught District 9 on Saturday and was very pleased with it. It had all of the action you'd want from a summer movie while delivering a good story and a very believable setting. I'd say the lack of big-name stars acting in the film really worked to its advantage. I cannot wait to pick it up on BluRay to watch the "news footage" in detail... I'd love to read the little ticker at the bottom.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on August 17, 2009, 11:18 PM

It should also be noted that this director is the reason why Transformers got made. He directed a French commercial that featured a transforming car that danced. It was flawless and caught Spielberg's attention.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6848826826077705214
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on August 18, 2009, 09:31 AM
Amazing how his Transformer looks about a thousand times better than anything in Bay's films...  :P
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 18, 2009, 11:02 AM
Yep. That's it. He should have done Transformers.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on August 19, 2009, 11:52 AM
Another list....Empire Magazine's Top 50 Movie Sequels.  The Empire Strikes Back (http://www.empireonline.com/50greatestsequels/default.asp?c=6) came in at #6. Also, Return of the Jedi (http://www.empireonline.com/50greatestsequels/default.asp?c=21) placed #21.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on August 19, 2009, 12:51 PM
Anybody seeing Bastards this weekend?  Can't wait.  After seeing District 9 last week it's shaping up to be a great August for flicks.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on August 19, 2009, 05:17 PM
I'm probably going to see Basterds this weekend, maybe even for a midnight show tomorrow night.  I haven't looked to see if the theater is sold out yet.  I'm hoping that since it's that transition week with college students coming and going it'll be a slow night at the theater.


   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on August 20, 2009, 03:59 AM
^ I wouldn't count on that. I caught a late show of District 9 tonight and it was just packed, which is rare for a Wednesday night, especially with all the move-ins going on in this college town.

As for the movie, it was great. Very intense, and the weapons-testing scene and the piece of alien tech at the end were fantastic. I liked how the film commented on the darkest chapters of the 20th century without beating you over the head with it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 20, 2009, 11:16 AM
In a rare treat, my wife and I are planning to see Bastards this weekend. Few movies motivate us to go through the hassle of getting a baby sitter.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on August 20, 2009, 12:20 PM
Disney and Robert Zemeckis (”Polar Express”) will remake the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” animated film in 3-D, according to Variety. The new version of the 1968 classic is aiming for a 2012 release.

Good god! Another ******* remake!  ::)

(http://www.comp.dit.ie/dgordon/Albion/Annotations/Albion5/yellow_submarine.jpg)

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on August 20, 2009, 12:29 PM
I wonder if little kids would appreciate the Beatles now, if they understand their niche in society?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on August 20, 2009, 01:05 PM
James Cameron's Avatar (http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/avatar/hd/)

The CGI kicks the prequels' dick in the dirt.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on August 20, 2009, 01:33 PM
Eh... not bad.  I don't know the first thing about this movie.  Looks like your typical "Evil American turns into an oppressed alien and joins the resistance" type deal.  That's kinda lame, IMO.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on August 20, 2009, 03:48 PM
Looks pretty awesome to me.  The choppers and exo-suits are amazing.  It does look a little predictable, but I'll give it a shot.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on August 20, 2009, 03:56 PM
James Cameron's Avatar (http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/avatar/hd/)

Is that like The Last Airbender cartoon thing or is this something different?  I thought M. Knight Shamawhatever was behind this?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on August 20, 2009, 04:19 PM
Different Avatar movie...   ;)

http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/thelastairbender/
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Greg on August 20, 2009, 04:32 PM
Eh... not bad.  I don't know the first thing about this movie.  Looks like your typical "Evil American turns into an oppressed alien and joins the resistance" type deal.  That's kinda lame, IMO.

I don't mean to be an ass, but isn't that pretty much the same as District 9? The VFX in the trailer look pretty good in some parts, but very poor in others. (Like certain video game scenes.)  I'll probably see it in the theatres, as the military aspect looks kinda neat, but I'm not as eager for this one as I was with D9 or Basterds this weekend.
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Post by: BillCable on August 20, 2009, 10:20 PM
One thing I don't understand based on the trailer... how come the military can grow an alien and attach somebody's brain to it, but they can't repair dude's back?  You'd think curing paralysis would be a couple notches down from remote brain-controlled zombies...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on August 20, 2009, 10:57 PM
James Cameron's Avatar (http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/avatar/hd/)

Is that like The Last Airbender cartoon thing or is this something different?  I thought M. Knight Shamawhatever was behind this?

I think that's going to be a common problem....

Interesting trailer on Airbender, but I thought that James Cameron had that project.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 20, 2009, 11:59 PM


I think the film is a home run.  Makes you appreciate what a good film can be and how bad a lot of things coming out of Hollywood really are.

   E...

Regarding District 9, in at least the opinion of 2 people, this was one of the bad things coming out of Hollywood...

My fiancee and I mutually agreed to walk out of the theater halfway through this one yesterday.  I've never done that before.

Maybe it just wasn't for us, we both thought it was really awful and gave it a 1/10.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: speedermike on August 21, 2009, 12:06 AM
WOW!  You walked out of District 9?  Why?  I'd love to know.  Be really specific. I thought it was great, in many ways.  I can't imagine walking out.


And jayson, of course the CGI is better than the prequels.  ROTS is 4 1/2 years old.  That's a huge amount of time when it comes to visual effects.  Hell, just look at the difference from TPM to ROTS.
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Post by: Diddly on August 21, 2009, 03:46 AM
James Cameron's Avatar (http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/avatar/hd/)

The CGI kicks the prequels' dick in the dirt.

This is the film that's supposed to change film forever? Eh, CGI looks spotty in a few spots, specifically the Mech Suits and that dragon thing.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on August 21, 2009, 08:59 AM
WOW!  You walked out of District 9?  Why?  I'd love to know.  Be really specific. I thought it was great, in many ways.  I can't imagine walking out.

My only guess was that it was too violent.  But that's just a guess... that's the only reason I can come up with why somebody would walk out.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Greg on August 21, 2009, 09:21 AM
WOW!  You walked out of District 9?  Why?  I'd love to know.  Be really specific. I thought it was great, in many ways.  I can't imagine walking out.

My only guess was that it was too violent.  But that's just a guess... that's the only reason I can come up with why somebody would walk out.

The ol' f-bomb was tossed around a lot, and that kind of swearing offends some. Judging by movies like Cloverfield the "shaky-cam" style is not a viewer favorite. And some of the ideas were a bit over the edge... alien abortion, torture, graphic images. I've never walked out of a movie. I try to give everything a fair chance. If I fall asleep that's usually my indicator of a "bad movie."
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on August 21, 2009, 09:30 AM
The only movie I ever wanted to walk out of was Highlander 2... just a horrible, horrible movie... but one of the guys I was with wanted to stay to the end.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: speedermike on August 21, 2009, 07:15 PM
I can understand being offended by a movie, whether it's too violent, intense, or the language bothers you, but the original post stated that they waled out becuase the movie was "awful."

That's an opinion I want to see defended. =)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on August 22, 2009, 09:39 AM
We're all missing the point here....the truly shocking revelation in Dressel's tale is not that he walked out.  It's that some woman has agreed to marry him!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 23, 2009, 12:53 AM
Saw District 9 today.  Great movie, albiet very different from the normal fare.
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Post by: BillCable on August 23, 2009, 10:11 AM
Basterds was fantastic.  Great tension.  So many unexpected events.  Extremely gratifying.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Nathan on August 24, 2009, 04:05 AM
Great tension.  So many unexpected events.  Extremely gratifying.

Much like your Saturday night then?

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/ValinKenobi/Forums/rimshot.gif)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on August 24, 2009, 08:57 AM
Yeah... don't tell my wife.   ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Diddly on August 25, 2009, 02:42 PM
I caught Basterds last night... it was great but holy hell they could have cut 45 minutes to an hour off and had an even better movie. A highlight of mine was convincing a female friend to go with our group, convincing her that it was a comedy, and then witnessing her reaction at seeing a Tarantino film for the first time. :D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on August 25, 2009, 02:49 PM
Just checking out the box office figures (http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2009&p=.htm) again, and here is the current Top 5:

1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
2. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
3. Up
4. The Hangover
5. Star Trek

It looks like, barring anything huge over the last few months (New Moon, Avatar, Sherlock Holmes, etc.), this will probably be the top 5 movies for 2009.  Nothing too shocking I guess, aside from the big numbers from the Hangover.  G.I. Joe is currently sitting at 16, although that should change some.  I wonder if it will make the Top 10 or not?  Although Wolverine is at #8 (and I know it had mixed reviews), I'm a little surprised that it didn't finish a little higher on the list as well.
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Post by: efranks on August 25, 2009, 03:15 PM
The Hangover and UP were kind of a surprise to me.  I thought UP looked like a fun movie but not as much as some of the other animated films that have come out.  I guess that's the power of the kid market.

The Hangover was a huge hit.  One of the funniest films I've ever seen.  I'm still surprised at the box office it did, that type of movie a lot of times gets a cult following and then blows up on DVD but this did it in the theater.  Loved that film.

I'm actually disappointed that GI Joe hasn't done better than it has.  I think it's a better movie than its box office suggests.  I liked it probably better than Wolverine.  I think partly it did what it did because some of its audience was starting to move around; summer vacations, athletes going back to college, that type of thing. 

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on August 26, 2009, 09:25 AM
Yeah, I'm sort of surprised that Joe isn't a little higher on the list as well.  Sure, the reviews are all over the place, but it seems like more people liked it than didn't.  Definitely a step up from what we were hearing a few months ago about the film.  It seems like the studio is more than pleased with how it is doing though, I just thought it would at least be a Top 10 movie for 2009.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on August 26, 2009, 11:05 AM
Saw District 9, disliked it very much.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Angry Ewok on August 27, 2009, 03:41 PM
District 9 had its moments, but for the most part I left feeling like the film had so much unfulfilled potential.

Inglorious Basterds is, so far, the best movie of the year for me. Best movie I've seen in a while.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on August 27, 2009, 03:50 PM
I saw Inglourious Basterds last night and liked it well enough, but it was lacking in some parts.  I didn't think it was as cohesive as Kill Bill and while individual parts of the film were good, how they were put together into a whole movie didn't work for me.

Plus, there was a lot of stuff that just seemed...left out.  I don't know how else to explain it.  The movie is called "Inglourious Basterds" but we didn't get enough of the actual Basterds in the film.  Half of Pitt's brilliant character was shown in the trailers.  I kept waiting for there to be more, and there wasn't.  It was good, but I liked District 9 better.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Angry Ewok on August 27, 2009, 04:10 PM
Yeah, not much action. Would have been nice to see how the Basterds operated as a cohesive guerilla unit.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BrentS on August 27, 2009, 05:52 PM
How is the violence factor in Basterds?  While I've seen Pulp Fiction, there are parts that make me queezy (I'm a wuss).  I would never watch Resevoir Dogs for that very reason.  I'm just curious how those movies compare to Basterds.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on August 27, 2009, 07:27 PM
How do you feel about dead Nazis getting their scalps cut off their heads?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BrentS on August 27, 2009, 10:21 PM
How do you feel about dead Nazis getting their scalps cut off their heads?

I'm not sure how I feel about anyone getting their scalps cut off their heads... Sounds like I should stay away  ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 28, 2009, 03:25 AM
My wife and I saw District 9 tonight, we both thought it was fantastic.  Very interesting storyline for sure.
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Post by: Diddly on August 28, 2009, 04:29 AM
I got around to catching The Hangover today, and I can't honestly remember laughing so hard at a movie. It deserves all of the praise and cash it's been receiving.

Also I'm looking at a list of some upcoming releases, and I'm wondering what everyone here is planning on seeing this fall. Nothing sounds too interesting to me at all, but there are four movies in particular that caught my eye:

- Zombieland: Fell in love with it when I saw the trailer before District 9. Woody Harrelson teams with Jules from Superbad and the dude from Adventureland to kill zombies.

- The Invention of Lying: Saw the preview with something, and although it seems like a ripoff of Yes Man, it has Ricky Gervais and seems promising.

- 2012: I was intrigued when I first saw the teaser last year but the newer trailers make it look awful. I'm a sucker for these disaster movies though so I'll end up seeing it.

- Avatar (James Cameron version): Doesn't look like it will live up to the hype the media is putting on it but I'll check it out anyway.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on August 28, 2009, 11:20 AM
I'm kind of cool on 2012.  I thought it looked too over the top or something, I don't think I'll bother with it at the theater.

I will probably see Avatar, but I agree, I don't think it's going to be as good as the hype.  The summary I've read of the story sounds like it's kind of predictable and you're really just going for the wow factor of the new technology that Cameron developed to make it.  I'm fine with that, but let's be honest about why it's really getting hype; technology (possibly) over story.

I won't bother with either of the other two you mentioned.  I'm not really a zombie fan and I don't care that much for Ricky Gervais.

I will probably see Gamer next week and I want to see 9 when it comes out.  I don't know if I'll bother to see Jennifer's Body or Surrogates in the theater but I do want to see Whiteout.

New Moon looks good but if I see it in the theater I'll wait a couple weeks till the teen girls clear out.  Law Abiding Citizen looks good as does Sherlock Homes in December.

   E...

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on August 28, 2009, 11:59 AM
New Moon looks good but if I see it in the theater I'll wait a couple weeks till the teen girls clear out. 

I thought the whole point of seeing New Moon was to check out the teen girls...

Films I'm looking forward to (pending decent reviews):

Surrogates - Big Bruce Willis fan.  Premise looks promising.
Zombieland - Looks absolutely fantastic.
The Princess and the Frog - Classic-style Disney animation... something we haven't seen in a long while.

That might be it for the theater.  I'd honestly rather watch the FX-heavy stuff on Blu-ray anymore, especially with so many films going 3D.  Don't like 3D at all. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth Broem on August 30, 2009, 12:23 AM
I admit it.  I like the Twilight books and the first movie.  LOL!
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Post by: Darth_Anton on September 4, 2009, 11:11 AM
I caught Basterds over the weekend. I don't think Tarantino knows how good the opening sequence is. It really sets the tone for a much more powerful, mature movie, which wasn't delivered, but I still loved it. And I gotta agree with an earlier sentiment that some material could have been cut out. I skimmed though the script again because I noticed a few omissions in the first place and have to say that I was impressed that the material that was cut stayed out. The movie didn't need it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on September 7, 2009, 05:24 PM
A really positive review for "9" over at Newsarama (http://www.newsarama.com/film/090908-review-9.html).  Although I doubt we'll be able to get out to catch this in theaters, I do think it looks kind of spiffy/interesting, and look forward to catching it on DVD.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on September 8, 2009, 10:52 AM
I read a quick review yesterday, might have been linked from IMDB, and the guy that wrote it panned the film.  Good to hear Newsarama liked it.  I plan on seeing it this week and may go to the opening night tomorrow.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on September 8, 2009, 06:02 PM
WTF... over! ::)

Stallone is Turning Hunter Into Rambo V   (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=58909)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on September 8, 2009, 07:43 PM
Hm.  Well, IMO if you're going to make this book "Hunter" into a film, make it.  But don't make it a Rambo movie.  If he's desparate to make another Rambo film he could, just don't bastardize two properties to do it.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth Kenobi on September 9, 2009, 12:12 AM
Went and saw Inglourious Basterds with my brothers yesterday, while I'm not someone who really likes Tarantino's way of making his movies into mini subplots where at the end they all come together, I enjoyed this movie.  Some of the ending scenes where great I thought in the way he made them.  I did feel that the some of the Basterds should of been in it more however. 

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WTF... over! Roll Eyes

Stallone is Turning Hunter Into Rambo V 


I hope that someone tells Stallone to leave Rambo out of this story he is trying to put together.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 9, 2009, 10:33 AM
I read a quick review yesterday, might have been linked from IMDB, and the guy that wrote it panned the film. 

That's often the case.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on September 10, 2009, 11:02 AM
Saw 9 last night and really liked it.  The screen that the local theater had it on kind of sucked but the film looked great.  There was a little lack of character development in the film but the plot was pretty clear, and they used flashbacks to fill in some of the story.

It's short and the film does fly by because there's so much action going on but I don't know if making it longer would have served the film much better except maybe a little more time with the characters.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on September 10, 2009, 11:22 AM
I'm going for 9 on Saturday.  Looks like a fun lil flick.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on September 12, 2009, 05:57 PM
I'm going for 9 on Saturday.  Looks like a fun lil flick.

It was fun for the most part.  Should have waited to rent it though.  Nothing spectacular.  I must have missed the whole soul thing or I was just bored and didn't pay enough attention.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on September 12, 2009, 10:11 PM
This may not be big news to some, but I was happy to hear it.  Disney has announced a new Muppet movie is in the works, titled the Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/d23exponews.php?id=59031).  Apparently the title was originally conceived by Jim Henson back in 1985.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 13, 2009, 12:22 AM
Cool! So they really are going to do "The cheapest muppet movie ever made". I read the script a year or two ago and it was fun.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 14, 2009, 10:31 AM
It's an older movie, but if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend running out and renting Spartacus, a true epic with outstanding performances, flawless political maneuvering and awe inspiring battle scenes. It had been forever since I've seen it, but it holds up brilliantly. It even makes me cry.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on September 14, 2009, 11:16 AM
Looking forward to the Toy Story 1 & 2 double feature in a few weeks.  Never saw those on the big screen so it should be fun.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on September 18, 2009, 01:24 PM
You'd think with Megan Fox's new found stardom from Transformers that she'd get something better than "Jennifer's Body". That looks like it could be one of the worst movies ever.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on September 18, 2009, 03:15 PM
You'd think with Megan Fox's new found stardom from Transformers that she'd get something better than "Jennifer's Body". That looks like it could be one of the worst movies ever.

Yet, apparently, the reviews may be better than for Transformers (http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/09/18/review.jennifers.body/index.html)

I'm probably going to see this, and I'm not going to lie, I'm mostly going to see Fox but I'm also a fan of Amanda Seyfried.  If the movie is at least half-way decent, even better.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on September 18, 2009, 03:38 PM
Yet, apparently, the reviews may be better than for Transformers (http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/09/18/review.jennifers.body/index.html)

Not a difficult accomplishment. (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/transformers_revenge_of_the_fallen/)   ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on September 18, 2009, 09:45 PM
Jennifer's Body is actually a pretty funny movie.  As funny as it is scary/thrilling.  Which, actually, probably makes it better.  It was definitely better than Gamer, possibly even better than 9 which was more about the accomplishment in technology/art than it was in plot and story anyway.

Megan's part definitely didn't tax her acting abilities but she did a good job.  Amanda Seyfried does a great job, but I wouldn't really have expecte less. 

It's probably not going to burn up the box office but it's a decent film.  If you have a rainy Sunday afternoon and want to catch a fun movie, and you haven't seen District 9 (or it's not playing) this may be the best thing out there right now.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on September 19, 2009, 03:45 AM
Checked out District 9 tonight, good flick. How many times can Wikus say fuk!   :D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 27, 2009, 10:10 AM
I saw The Informant last night. What a ride. Very good movie.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on September 27, 2009, 01:42 PM
I just saw that yesterday myself.  Very funny.  Very subdued.  I enjoyed it.

This weekend it's ZOMBIELAND!  I'm really looking forward to that one!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on September 27, 2009, 03:36 PM
I saw The Informant last night. What a ride. Very good movie.

Saw this on Friday and I'd give it a B.  Entertaining at times, but also some lengthy bores between laughs.  IT definitely picks up and gets more and more out of control near the end.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on October 7, 2009, 12:59 AM
Saw Zombieland over the weekend.  Great fun.  Really well-done movie.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on October 7, 2009, 02:40 PM
Saw Zombieland over the weekend.  Great fun.  Really well-done movie.

I was going to see that last weekend, but $8 just felt like too much for an 81 minute movie.  I'll catch it on DVD.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on October 8, 2009, 11:38 AM
Went to see Paranormal Activity, entertaining. I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Hemish on October 9, 2009, 07:29 AM
Watched 9 today, what great designs, i dont know if i'd let my kids watch it, some creepy bits in there for the little guys
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on October 10, 2009, 01:53 AM
Went to see Paranormal Activity, entertaining. I enjoyed it.

I just got back.  I'd go further than entertaining.  I thought it was legitimately scary.

And I watch a lot of scary movies, and I'm rarely impressed.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on October 12, 2009, 01:07 PM
If it scared you, then it will be too much for me!

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on October 12, 2009, 09:52 PM
Went to see Paranormal Activity, entertaining. I enjoyed it.

I just got back.  I'd go further than entertaining.  I thought it was legitimately scary.

And I watch a lot of scary movies, and I'm rarely impressed.

I haven't seen a good "scary" movie since Texas Chainsaw Massacre Beginning or whatever it was called from a few years ago.  I'd like to see this flick, but it's not showing at my theatre.   :-\
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Morgbug on October 12, 2009, 11:27 PM
If it scared you, then it will be too much for me!



Agreed.  I've never been a scary movie fan, but watching them at home with beer on the small screen makes them tolerable, if not enjoyable.  But yeah, if Rob's scared by something on the movie screen, it's a flat out pass for me.

As an aside, I'm a little annoyed by the 3-D re-releases and new movies that require you to pay an exhorbitant price ($15 here) just to get the glasses.  I'm ok buying them once but with a nine year old we've been to half a dozen movies in the past year where they still charge you even if you keep your old glasses.  It's a gimmick folks, even if it is significantly more well done than in the past.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jesse James on October 13, 2009, 12:12 AM
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But yeah, if Rob's scared by something on the movie screen, it's a flat out pass for me.

He's afraid of snow...  I wouldn't worry about it.  :-X  :-*
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on October 13, 2009, 10:35 AM
As an aside, I'm a little annoyed by the 3-D re-releases and new movies that require you to pay an exhorbitant price ($15 here) just to get the glasses.  I'm ok buying them once but with a nine year old we've been to half a dozen movies in the past year where they still charge you even if you keep your old glasses.  It's a gimmick folks, even if it is significantly more well done than in the past.

They still charge even if you have a pair?  I was going to use mine from Up to see the Toy Story combo, but no dice if they're going to recharge me for another pair.

Lame..
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on October 13, 2009, 10:43 AM
They do charge you again.  The added charge isn't only for the glasses (which they recycle anyway), it's for the 3D presentation.  It's a way for theaters to earn more money.

The 3D effect doesn't work for me, so I have to seek out a non-3D presentation of any film I want to see.  All I see are double-images and blurriness with the current technology.  It makes the films nearly unwatchable.  If theaters go all-3D, I'll just resort to watching movies on Blu-ray.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 13, 2009, 02:23 PM
You have to put the glasses on!   :P
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 13, 2009, 02:25 PM
I may be butchering the actual title, but "Men Who Stare at Goats" looks really funny. And with McGregor, Spacey, Clooney, and more it's got quite the cast.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on October 13, 2009, 02:59 PM
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But yeah, if Rob's scared by something on the movie screen, it's a flat out pass for me.

He's afraid of snow...  I wouldn't worry about it.  :-X  :-*

No way, I love snow.  I've only seen snow about 5 times in my life... I can't wait for snow.  Everyone else keeps telling me that i have no idea what's coming and that I'll hate snow pretty soon.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on October 13, 2009, 03:19 PM
You have to put the glasses on!   :P

Ha.

ha.

ha.

I'm one of the small percentage of viewers for which current 3D tech is not effective (even with the glasses on).
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 13, 2009, 03:55 PM
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But yeah, if Rob's scared by something on the movie screen, it's a flat out pass for me.

He's afraid of snow...  I wouldn't worry about it.  :-X  :-*

No way, I love snow.  I've only seen snow about 5 times in my life... I can't wait for snow.  Everyone else keeps telling me that i have no idea what's coming and that I'll hate snow pretty soon.

The snow itself is great, it's the -40 temperatures and blowing winds that freeze your skin that suck.  :P
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on October 13, 2009, 09:57 PM
The Expendables (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhHL3lhBn5A&feature=player_embedded) - meh?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 13, 2009, 10:08 PM
You have to put the glasses on!   :P

Ha.

ha.

ha.

I'm one of the small percentage of viewers for which current 3D tech is not effective (even with the glasses on).

That's so weird...do you have an astigmatism or something?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on October 13, 2009, 10:25 PM
The Expendables (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhHL3lhBn5A&feature=player_embedded) - meh?

What's next, The Dependables!   :D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on October 13, 2009, 10:39 PM
That's so weird...do you have an astigmatism or something?

Nope.  20/20.  There's just a percentage of the populace who don't process the images the same way as most.

They are working on a new tech that work for everyone... they're electronic goggles that sync up with alternating images on the screen.  Each side has a shutter (think it's a chemical thing rather than a mechanical thing) that opens and closes 30 times per second.  So when the left image is on the screen, the left shutter will be open and the right will be closed.  Then they flip... right image, right shutter open, left shutter closed.  They flip so fast your eyes can't process the closed frames on either side.  And it produces a flawless 3D image.  That tech works for everyone.  Only problem is the glasses are expensive.  So they may not make it to movie theaters... it might be a home theater product.  They already have working prototypes they've shown off at game shows, and it would likely be compatible with the Playstation 3.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on October 13, 2009, 11:17 PM
The Expendables (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhHL3lhBn5A&feature=player_embedded) - meh?

What's next, The Dependables!   :D

I'm geeked about Expendables.  I'm expecting the most action packed movie ever.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jesse James on October 14, 2009, 12:10 AM
That actually looked like a bad ass movie, but trailers can be deceiving...  It also looked like a who's who of guys that looked ok circa 1984. :)

Was that Stone Cold Steve Austin?  Nice to see he's finally found something to do.  He was about all that made wrestling interesting for a while.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on October 14, 2009, 12:16 AM
Was that Stone Cold Steve Austin?  Nice to see he's finally found something to do.  He was about all that made wrestling interesting for a while.

Yup.

IMDB: The Expendables (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320253/)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on October 14, 2009, 11:16 AM
Randy Couture and Steve Austin? 

I can't believe you want to see this, Rob.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jeff on October 14, 2009, 11:42 AM
IMDB: The Expendables (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320253/)

Stalone, Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, and Schwarzenegger?

I'm with Rob - best action packed movie ever.  If they could only shoe-horn in Steve Bucsemi, The Rock, Steven Seagal, and JCVD, it might be the greatest movie ever made.   :o
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on October 17, 2009, 11:52 PM
Jack Ryan is coming back, and he's going to look a lot like Chris Pine (http://ca.eonline.com/uberblog/b148843_chris_pine_better_baldwin_ford_affleck.html)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 18, 2009, 02:36 AM
Why in the hell are they making another Clancy novel into a movie stealing another Tom Clancy title and making a movie about it?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on October 18, 2009, 09:26 AM
Saw Paranormal Activity.  It was suitably creepy and enjoyable, but I was never all that scared.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Angry Ewok on October 19, 2009, 01:03 AM
Yeah, I'm just gonna wait to rent Paranormal...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on October 23, 2009, 01:13 PM
First look at the new A-Team (http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/10/23/2009-10-23_liam_neeson_leads_the_new_ateam_for_the_big_screen.html).  I have to admit, I watched the show a fair amount as a kid.  I'm not exactly psyched for the movie version or anything, but it should be interesting to see how it does.  Never would have pictured Liam Neeson as Hannibal, but he looks the part in that pic.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on October 23, 2009, 01:45 PM
Two words - Rampage Jackson.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on October 23, 2009, 01:53 PM
Nice, can they make that pic any smaller... oh yeah they did. A better larger pic dammit!  >:(

Liam Neeson as Hannibal... dunno but a few years ago, Daniel Craig as Bond... it worked!  ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on October 29, 2009, 10:13 PM
New Avatar trailer (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809804784/video)

Doesn't do anything more for me than the first.  Still looks predictable.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on October 31, 2009, 10:32 AM
Mad Max 4: Fury Road Confirmed, Budget of $100 Million! (http://www.firstshowing.net/2009/10/24/mad-max-4-fury-road-confirmed-budget-of-100-million/)

‘Mad Max 4′ Grabs Charlize Theron & Tom Hardy For Leads (http://geeksofdoom.com/2009/10/30/mad-max-4-grabs-charlize-theron-tom-hardy-for-leads/)

Orci & Kurtzman are producing DOC SAVAGE!!! (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/42832)

Edit:  Correction: Orci & Kurtzman not producing DOC SAVAGE (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/42857)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on November 11, 2009, 02:59 PM
Jeebus!   8)

The Clash of the Titans Teaser Trailer! (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=60765)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on November 11, 2009, 04:25 PM
I really dont want to like it becuase of how much i love the original but i am very intrigued.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on November 11, 2009, 07:20 PM
I don't want to like it either but I have to admit, that looks good.  Still, why does Hollywood insist on ******** on the classics?  Are American movie-goers today so devoid of original thought and imagination that they can't watch a classic, they need the latest FX and CGI and current US coverboy/girl in their film for it to be good?

I hate Hollywood.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on November 12, 2009, 01:53 PM
New Avatar trailer (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809804784/video)

Doesn't do anything more for me than the first.  Still looks predictable.

Agreed.  I actually think it looks pretty bad.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Chris M on November 29, 2009, 12:59 AM
Okay, went to go see The Blind Side tonight.

Excellent movie.    I can definitely see what all the hype is about...and it's not hype.  I can't say enough for this movie.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 29, 2009, 02:14 AM
We saw The Blind Side tonight as well.  Easily one of the best movies this year!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ben on November 29, 2009, 02:39 AM
Finally saw Zombieland at the dollat theater here in Ames. It was nuts, and I couldn't beat the price.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 1, 2009, 09:16 AM
Saw Everybody's Fine and The Lovely Bones this past week. Everybody's fine was simple, but effective. Nice story. I really liked the Lovely Bones, but the story was deeply flawed. The women who I saw the movie with read the book said that the adaptation was just okay, but still well done.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on December 1, 2009, 10:51 AM
Jeebus!   8)

The Clash of the Titans Teaser Trailer! (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=60765)

Hooboy I overlooked this...I don't necesarrily want to dislike this movie.  It has the potential to be awesome, and looks like they've done a great job so far.  Nothing will topple the original in my mind, though...partly because it's such a classic and Ray Harryhausen's monsters were so cool, but mainly because it is where as a wee lad of 6 I saw my first naked boobies on a movie screen.   No amount of CGI can overshadow that fond memory.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on December 1, 2009, 12:48 PM
Jeebus!   8)

The Clash of the Titans Teaser Trailer! (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=60765)

Hooboy I overlooked this...I don't necesarrily want to dislike this movie.  It has the potential to be awesome, and looks like they've done a great job so far.  Nothing will topple the original in my mind, though...partly because it's such a classic and Ray Harryhausen's monsters were so cool, but mainly because it is where as a wee lad of 6 I saw my first naked boobies on a movie screen.   No amount of CGI can overshadow that fond memory.

I have always been a fan of Harryhausen's work, I agree the monsters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC2tTBubbaQ&feature=fvw) were cool. The skeleton fight scene in Jason And The Argonauts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yYeZMx1Y7U) kicked ass!   8)

but mainly because it is where as a wee lad of 6 I saw my first naked boobies on a movie screen.


Clash of the undercleavage!   :D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on December 1, 2009, 03:36 PM
nice....personally I would have gone for Clash of the knockerans.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on December 1, 2009, 05:53 PM
nice....personally I would have gone for Clash of the knockerans.

Bubo... Boobo's.  ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 2, 2009, 09:22 AM
Jeebus!   8)

The Clash of the Titans Teaser Trailer! (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=60765)

Hooboy I overlooked this...I don't necesarrily want to dislike this movie.  It has the potential to be awesome, and looks like they've done a great job so far.  Nothing will topple the original in my mind, though...partly because it's such a classic and Ray Harryhausen's monsters were so cool, but mainly because it is where as a wee lad of 6 I saw my first naked boobies on a movie screen.   No amount of CGI can overshadow that fond memory.

The script is pretty bad, so I have no hope for this movie.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on December 2, 2009, 04:34 PM
you've read the script?  are there boobies?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on December 2, 2009, 04:35 PM
nice....personally I would have gone for Clash of the knockerans.

Bubo... Boobo's.  ;)

Flash of the Tatas?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 6, 2009, 03:21 AM
Since my wife was out tonight, I rented both GI Joe and Terminator: Salvation...good movies.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on December 6, 2009, 10:35 PM
Wow, I totally forgot COTT was being remade.  Looks pretty awesome - I hope the plot is halfway decent to go along with what looks like awesome eye candy!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on December 12, 2009, 02:43 AM
First Official Clash of the Titans Posters  (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=61542)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on December 12, 2009, 02:47 AM
New Tron Legacy Poster and Image! (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=61529)

(http://media2.firstshowing.net/firstshowing/img/tronlegacy-firstofficialposter-fullsize.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Hemish on December 12, 2009, 07:44 AM
That looks nice
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on December 16, 2009, 10:37 PM
Clash of the Titans (http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/clashofthetitans/) trailer 2 is up.

Release the Kraken! He kinda looks familiar.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on December 17, 2009, 12:36 AM
Looks great...but I can't help but feel they took LOTR and 300 and mushed them together.  There are scenes in the middle of the trailer right out of the end of FOTR with Lurtz and the Fellowship in the woods. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on December 17, 2009, 03:12 AM
Comingsoon.net also has a couple of trailers up for Alice in Wonderland  (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=61663), domestic & UK version.

Fricken' awesome.  8)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on December 21, 2009, 09:30 PM
Is District 9 worthy of a blind purchase?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on December 21, 2009, 10:48 PM
Yes.  I thought it was the best film of the year.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on December 21, 2009, 11:22 PM
Is District 9 worthy of a blind purchase?

Totally - loved it - especially if you're a fan of anything aliens and V.  BD also comes with a preview of GOW III if you're into gaming and have a PS3 of course.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on December 21, 2009, 11:59 PM
Is District 9 worthy of a blind purchase?

I've heard nothing but good things about it.  I was thinking of picking this up too - did you find a good deal on it?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 22, 2009, 01:02 AM
Is District 9 worthy of a blind purchase?

Totally - loved it - especially if you're a fan of anything aliens and V.  BD also comes with a preview of GOW III if you're into gaming and have a PS3 of course.

I read this and thought to myself "Wait a sec...Gears of War is for the X-box!" -- Silly me.   :D

District 9 was a fantastic movie....well worth the purchase.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jesse James on December 22, 2009, 01:53 AM
I watched Inglorious Basterds Saturday... 

Wow that was a ****** film.  The only thing remotely cool in it was Brad Pitt, and the Basterds if they'd taken the time to show them doing what they do beyond basically one scene.  Otherwise that's one big fat waste of time...  And if you're into anything history/military history, then skip this completely or your eyes will melt I think.

I like Tarantino, but this movie was the worst thing I've seen in a long time.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: ruiner on December 22, 2009, 09:11 AM
Is District 9 worthy of a blind purchase?

I've heard nothing but good things about it.  I was thinking of picking this up too - did you find a good deal on it?

Blu-ray at WM is $20.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on December 22, 2009, 09:25 AM
$17.99 on Amazon (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/District-9-Blu-ray/7594/)

I gotta disagree with Jesse on Inglorious Basterds.  I thought it was a pretty brilliant film.  It seemed to me Tarantino's purpose was to ratchet up the tension level as high as he could manage, then keep it there for as long as humanly possible.  There were so many amazing scenes where the protagonists balanced on the edge of disaster for tortuously long periods where it was just impossible to catch your breath.  The Nazis were constantly probing... testing... tormenting the good guys, attempting to trip them up.  And in each instance the outcome could (and does) go either way. I can see how it could possibly come across as talky and mundane to some, but I was enthralled.  I can't wait to watch it again to see all I missed.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on December 22, 2009, 09:26 AM
Blu-ray at WM is $20.

Thanks - I'm not upgraded to Blu-ray yet.   :(
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Neal on December 22, 2009, 09:44 AM
The BD is also $20 at Target ... and that $5 off Target coupon is still good until Christmas Eve. 
That's where I'll be picking it up today.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on December 22, 2009, 09:59 AM
What $5 off Coupon?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jeff on December 22, 2009, 10:05 AM
At Target.com (http://coupons.target.com/mcp/pd.cfm?encp=bw3Edh8NsU3vzmfu%2BCqxk1gE5kAdfbx6dC45DH8m6FuvNQDwYVl3xOH31DkRj79yzb%2BSNmiA400O%0D%0ABmnS5K0e6cYTtzrdUNC2) - click the "Movies (1)" link on the sidebar to see/print the coupon for $5 off any Bluray purchase.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on December 22, 2009, 10:14 AM
At Target.com (http://coupons.target.com/mcp/pd.cfm?encp=bw3Edh8NsU3vzmfu%2BCqxk1gE5kAdfbx6dC45DH8m6FuvNQDwYVl3xOH31DkRj79yzb%2BSNmiA400O%0D%0ABmnS5K0e6cYTtzrdUNC2) - click the "Movies (1)" link on the sidebar to see/print the coupon for $5 off any Bluray purchase.

Argh - again with the Blu-ray.  Thanks anyway!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on December 22, 2009, 10:48 AM
Time to get with the program!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BrentS on December 22, 2009, 10:53 AM
I might just have to go out and buy D9 "blind" as well.   Thanks for the tip on the Target coupon!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on December 22, 2009, 02:15 PM
Not that the original movie is necessarily a "cinema classic", but I always enjoyed it a lot - and in a way, it seems sort of wrong to be remaking it:

Jaden Smith is the New Karate Kid (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20323215,00.html)

Apparently, the trailer was online for awhile, but seems to be taken down now.  Jackie Chan is in the Miyagi-type role, if anyone hasn't heard.  The original Karate Kid was one of my favorite movies growing up (the sequels not quite as much), and I can understand bringing something to a "new generation" like Hollywood likes to do these days, but I'm not sure how I feel about this one.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on December 22, 2009, 06:12 PM
I'm starting to feel really old - like really.  Leave the 80's flicks alone already.  Can't Hollywood think of something original  ???
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on December 23, 2009, 11:50 AM
And, updating my earlier post, the trailer (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=61785) for the new Karate Kid movie is now online again.  It looks as bad as I feared.  I too, am really starting to feel old.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on December 24, 2009, 09:11 AM
That final scene with Jackie Chan and the chopsticks sums up this concept perfectly....let's do what's been done before, but with more BOOM and less substance.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Hemish on December 24, 2009, 10:25 AM
Hes teaching him kungfu, how can it be karate kid??

Looks very very lame
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Ryan on December 24, 2009, 07:44 PM
Hes teaching him kungfu, how can it be karate kid??

Looks very very lame

Maybe he is the MMA Kid?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on December 25, 2009, 12:07 AM
Wow, that is awful.  Doesn't help that I sort of can't stand Jaden Smith. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on December 25, 2009, 12:26 AM
Watched The Hangover tonight...totally overrated IMO.  Wow.  I laughed a couple of times but I didn't find it the funniest thing since Carrot Top pictures in the Hotties thread.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on December 29, 2009, 05:55 PM
Well, going back to our box office predictions for 2009 (starting on page 59 (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=13780.870) of this thread), and it looks like we were somewhat right.  Barring any last minute movement as Avatar continues its theater run, it looks like the top 10 of the year should shake out like this (from Box Office Mojo (http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2009&p=.htm)):

1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($402 M)
2. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince ($301 M)
3. Up ($293 M)
4. The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($280 M)
5. The Hangover ($277 M)
6. Star Trek ($257 M)
7. Avatar ($232 M)
8. Monsters vs Aliens ($198 M)
9. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs ($196 M)
10. The Blind Side ($186 M)

Surprises to me are the Hangover finishing in the top 5, The Blind Side in the top 10, and movies like Wolverine and GI Joe not making the Top 10 (Wolvie was 11th).  Also, I wouldn't have thought things like The Proposal and Paul Blart would have beat out Terminator Salvation (although I didn't see it either I guess).
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on December 29, 2009, 10:50 PM
I agree, I think Transformers 2 may take the top nod this year.  I do, however, think that Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince may squeek out a number 2 slot.  It'll probably be a battle between Potter and Terminator.

While the other May movies all have huge hit potential, they cancel each other out.  It's going to be hard for one film to break out of the month with huge numbers since 3 of the four pull from a similar audience pool.  Terminator has the best bet since it's last in line with only "Up" following it.  Two different audiences.  Potter Stands alone about 3 weeks after Transformers.  So I'm betting a 1/2 for them.

I do agree with Bill that I think the Joe movie will tank.

I still think Transformers is probably going to be number one with Harry Potter coming in at 2 but it'll have to do a good job to beat Star Trek.

I think Twilight is going to be the sleeper.  If last night was any indication, that film could go big.  The girls at Transformers were screaming last night when the Twilight trailer rolled and kicked off with Robert Pattinson...I thought they were going to rush the screen when it cut to Taylor Lautner without his shirt on.

I'm not surprised that Terminator is not in the top 10 so far this year.  That movie didn't totally suck but it didn't raise to anything special either.

I hate it when other people quote their own posts to try to gloat, but, there it is.   :P

I didn't think Avatar would be one of the top 2 or 3 because it was opening so close to the end of the year, but it's really doing a ****load of business.  I don't think it's going to make it past Potter before the end of the year but it's going to be close.  Also, I didn't expect Star Trek to do the business it did but Wolverine and Terminator were so much worse than I thought, and ST better, it turned out different than I originally predicted.  Joe did kind of tank, though. 

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Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BrentS on December 30, 2009, 10:35 AM
I saw Sherlock Holmes last night.  I really enjoyed the movie but I'd like to see it again as the dialogue was spoken very fast and I know I missed a few things.  I liked the visual style of the movie as well.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on December 30, 2009, 05:03 PM
I checked out Planet 51 with the kids today.  The beginning was a little scary for my daughter, but otherwise they really liked it.  Some pretty funny Star Wars references in there as well.  We also caught UP this last week - very fun movie for both us and the kids.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on December 31, 2009, 02:06 PM
Newsarama's (http://www.newsarama.com/film/091231-10-best-geek-films.html) list of "Top Ten Geek Movies of the 2000s".  Sort of disappointing to see ROTS left off of the list, although not surprising with it being "cool" to diss Star Wars a lot these days.  I've mentioned it before though, it seems like even though Revenge of the Sith was pretty well received (and made tons of money) it gets lumped in with the other prequels as being "disappointing".  Anyways, the list is available at the linky, and lots of good movies are included.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on January 1, 2010, 09:57 PM
Newsarama's (http://www.newsarama.com/film/091231-10-best-geek-films.html) list of "Top Ten Geek Movies of the 2000s".  Sort of disappointing to see ROTS left off of the list, although not surprising with it being "cool" to diss Star Wars a lot these days.  I've mentioned it before though, it seems like even though Revenge of the Sith was pretty well received (and made tons of money) it gets lumped in with the other prequels as being "disappointing".  Anyways, the list is available at the linky, and lots of good movies are included.

That list is pretty lame IMO.  Limiting the list to just ten is pretty tough, but I'd counter with these bad boys:

Fanboys
Star Trek
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Zombieland
Watchmen
The Dark Knight
Avatar (I've not seen it, but I'm going on faith here)
Gladiator
28 Days Later
Iron Man

I could easily see ROTS, District 9, X-Men, Transformers (I liked the first one), or Wall-E (I liked this movie, but it's more kiddie than geeky) making the list too - hard to trim to just ten.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on January 1, 2010, 10:00 PM
Has anybody heard of the movie Legion (http://legionmovie.com/) before?  I saw a commercial for it just tonight and looks pretty fun.  The general plot has been done before and the concept that God would send angels (in the form of demons?) to wipe out mankind is pretty silly, but looks like a lot of fun sci-fi/horror fighting at least.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on January 7, 2010, 01:12 PM
So I guess I didn't realize that a film's box office tally counts towards the year it was released in and not in which it was made.  So, apparently, Avatar could end up being the #1 film for 2009 if it beats $402M (which it's most likely to do)?  Is that right? 

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on January 7, 2010, 01:34 PM
So I guess I didn't realize that a film's box office tally counts towards the year it was released in and not in which it was made.  So, apparently, Avatar could end up being the #1 film for 2009 if it beats $402M (which it's most likely to do)?  Is that right? 

   E...

Doesn't that depend on who is tallying the results?  Is there a single resource that officially states box office results? If there are multiple resources, then I Guess they can decide how they want to report it.  Personally, I think it makes sense to tie it to the year of release rather than splitting it across two years.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on January 7, 2010, 02:13 PM
So I guess I didn't realize that a film's box office tally counts towards the year it was released in and not in which it was made.  So, apparently, Avatar could end up being the #1 film for 2009 if it beats $402M (which it's most likely to do)?  Is that right? 

   E...

The total for a film is based on release date.  A movie released on 12-31-09 would compete against other 2009 films.  But box office total for the entire industry is calculated 1-1-09 to 12-31-09.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Nicklab on January 7, 2010, 05:24 PM
I went to see Sherlock Holmes last night.  WOW!  Great performance by Robert Downey Jr.  And I'm surprised that this came from Guy Ritchie.  He's been something of a one trick pony as directors go, but this actually showed some versatility on his part.  And I think he really was able to capture Victorian era London well.

And it was totally set up for a sequel, too.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on January 8, 2010, 01:35 AM
And it was totally set up for a sequel, too.

Not if Robert Downey Jr. doesn't keep his mouth shut (http://themovieblog.com/2010/01/robert-downey-jrs-gay-comments-may-axe-sherlock-2).
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on January 8, 2010, 05:12 PM
The first trailer for the A-Team (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=62189) is now online, for anyone interested.  Also, a new full trailer for Kick-Ass (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=62194), for those who have been keeping up on the comic at all.  There's also a red band trailer out there focusing on the character of Hit Girl.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on January 8, 2010, 06:33 PM
I love it when a plan comes together!   :D  They seem to be keeping inline with the show, a weekend popcorn flick.  ;D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on January 8, 2010, 07:08 PM
The A-Team looks like a fun movie.  But that last scene in the trailer, in the plane, looks kind of terrible.  That looks more like something you'd see in a Joe movie, not the A-Team.  Eh, whatever.  I'll be interested to see how Rampage does with the acting job.

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Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: stormie on January 11, 2010, 12:51 PM
Yeah, I'm behind the times, but I finally got around to seeing UP this weekend and I gotta say that was one hell of a movie.

I usually pass on pretty much all animated films, but I'd hear murmurs about this one being special. It was. It's got kid elements to it, but I really don't think it's a kid movie. If anything, I'd say it's for people past 40. It looked great in almost a art deco way and many of the emotional moments I found especially poignant. I just enjoyed the hell out of it.

Also saw Terminator Salvation during the weekend and found it more enjoyable than I thought I would. To me, the action sequences and the herding of the people reminded me a little of Spielberg's War of the Worlds (which I also enjoyed). The story was so-so, but the action more than made up for it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on January 15, 2010, 01:39 PM
I watched [REC] last weekend (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1038988/).  It's the movie that Quarantine (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1082868/) was adapted from.  I heard Quarantine was bad, but [REC] was pretty good.  Well, [REC] ended up being pretty damn fantastic, IMO.  It was in Spanish with subtitles, but by the end of the film I didn't even notice I was reading I was so engrossed.  If you're not a fan of the "found footage" shaky-cam genre this one's definitely not for you.  And it starts out pretty slow.  But once all hell breaks loose it's amazing, edge-of-your-seat stuff.  I might even pick up Quarantine now just to compare and contrast.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 20, 2010, 01:41 AM
We went and saw The Book of Eli yesterday.

Fantastic movie!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Hemish on January 26, 2010, 03:45 PM
Gamer - interesting concept - pretty cool flick

Sherlock Holmes - God bless the person that got Downey Jr off his drugs and drink the man simply rocks!!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BrentS on January 28, 2010, 09:56 AM
I linked this story in the Harry Potter thread but in the same article  there was a mention of Clash of the Titans being released in 3D. (http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.reuters.com/next-harry-potter-movies-coming-3d-reuters)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on January 28, 2010, 05:21 PM
For anyone interested, IGN has been counting down ten movies for each year of the past decade (2000 to 2009), and you can check their lists out HERE (http://www.ign.com/decade/).  They also list video games, if you're interested in that.  So far, they are up to 2002, revealing a "top 10" each day right now.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 9, 2010, 01:21 PM
New Tron Legacy Trailer is up! (http://www.program-glitch-esc.net/)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 9, 2010, 07:39 PM
Gosh! That looks like fun! I may actually have to go see that one.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: I Am Sith on March 9, 2010, 08:28 PM
Saw Shutter Island this past weekend and although I really liked the movie, I was more excited to see the preview to the new 'Wall Street' movie.  It was really good to see Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko again...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on March 9, 2010, 10:16 PM
I was more excited to see the preview to the new 'Wall Street' movie.  It was really good to see Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko again...

Another Wall Street?  How old is Mr. Douglas now - 80?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on March 10, 2010, 12:28 AM
Tron looks pretty sweet.  One of the local Pizza Parlors had a Tron Game in their basement arcade...I used to love playing that thing :)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jesse James on March 10, 2010, 12:47 AM
I was more excited to see the preview to the new 'Wall Street' movie.  It was really good to see Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko again...

I saw this somewhere, Super Bowl maybe? 

Either way, it was cool as hell, and when they hand him the cell phone?  Priceless.

And what a time to put out a sequal to that too.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on March 10, 2010, 09:58 AM
That Tron trailer does look pretty spiffy.  I remember really liking the old movie when I was a kid, but boy it has been a long time since I've seen that.  This might be worth checking out though, seeing that arcade game was nostalgic as well.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 14, 2010, 10:18 AM
I watched Hurt Locker this weekend. Very good, but of the three Oscar nominees I've now seen (District 9, Up, Hurt Locker) I put it third.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 14, 2010, 12:43 PM
Predators Trailer 2010
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f77rFJD00kg#movie_player)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Tracy on March 15, 2010, 09:51 AM
I finally saw The Hurt Locker the weekend - I was blown away.............
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on March 15, 2010, 12:03 PM
*rim shot*
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on March 29, 2010, 12:23 PM
Since we're getting close to starting up "Summer Movie Season", I was wondering if anyone wanted to make predictions like we did last year for the top movies for 2010.  I have to admit, I really didn't see Avatar doing the business it did last year, but it was far and away the number one movie in a pretty big year overall (TF2, Up, New Moon, Star Trek, etc.)  It looks like Alice in Wonderland is off to a big early start, with close to $300 million at the box office so far.  I'll list a few movies over the next few months that at least have the potential to do well (not saying they'll all be great movies by any means, but maybe have a chance at the box office to do well)....

April
Clash of the Titans
The Losers
Kick-Ass
Nightmare on Elm Street

May
Iron Man 2
Robin Hood
Shrek Forever After
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

June
The A-Team
Marmaduke
Karate Kid
Toy Story 3
Jonah Hex
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

July
The Last Airbender
Despicable Me

Later in the Year....
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Aug)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (Nov)
Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Dec)
Smurfs (Dec)
Yogi Bear (Dec)
Tron: Legacy (Dec)
The Green Hornet (Dec)

I'm sure I missed plenty of them, and some might not exactly be big "box office winners" due to ratings or something else, but I tried to list the majority of the major releases.  What is your prediction for the top five for 2010?  I don't know if I could rank them, but in no particular order:

Iron Man 2
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I
Toy Story 3
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Shrek Forever After

I think there could be some dark horse movies that could do well (maybe not top 5 well), like Kick-Ass and Scott Pilgrim, and something like Tron could do very well too.  Animated movies (aside from Pixar's usual greatness) seem to do well too, so you never know about something like the Smurfs, Yogi Bear, Marmaduke, or Despicable Me.  You never know about something like The Last Airbender too, I think a lot of kids were way into that cartoon show.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on March 29, 2010, 12:35 PM
My predictions:

1 - Toy Story 3
2 - Iron Man 2
3 - Harry Potter
4 - Alice in Wonderland

After that I can't pick a 5th.  Nothing really stands out of the pack.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on March 29, 2010, 02:36 PM
I think Bill has a pretty good list but I don't think Toy Store 3 will be tops.  I'd pick the following top 5:

1 Iron Man
2 Harry Potter
3 Alice in Wonderland
4 Shrek 4
5 Twilight: Eclipse

Toy Story 3 is one I can't quite get my head around.  It's a hugely popular franchise, but it's been 10 years since 2 was released and 15 since the first film.  The release of the two films in 3D last year didn't burn up the charts by any means so other than it being a Disney film, I don't know what it's potential is compared to the five I listed above.  I think there's a good chance it'll beat Eclipse on my list, but I don't know if it'll get past any of the other four.

I'm also interested to see if there's a huge sleeper in the year that'll surprise everyone like Avatar did.  One thing is for sure, with the huge (in some theaters) bump in 3D prices this week, any film coming in 3D has potential to go big this year just on artificially inflated prices rather than number of ticket sales.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on March 29, 2010, 03:53 PM
Wow - I'm really out of the loop on upcoming movies...Kick Ass?  Smurfs?  I'm not good at these lists, but I say Ironman 2 gets tops.  Looking forward to the new Predators movie and hope it might actually be good since there's not going to be Aliens in the mix. 

Heck - I'm just looking forward to going to the theatre to see movies again.  I think Avatar was the last movie I saw.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on March 30, 2010, 12:26 AM
Not sure about the top grossign movie - probably whichever of these comes out in 3-D.  The one I'm most excited about is Iron Man.

And I actually thought that PRedator trailer a few posts back looked pretty good.  I miss the cute little guys.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on March 31, 2010, 06:34 PM
New Expendables Trailer (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1808411960/video) - loads of kickassery
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on March 31, 2010, 07:16 PM
Speaking of kickassery, I'm really starting to get psyched about Kick Ass.  I really didn't know anything about it till the TV ads started but now that I've read a couple articles, this is getting to be one of the movies I'm most looking forward to this year.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on March 31, 2010, 08:21 PM
Same here.  That was one of the best comics I read the past few years, and it sounds like they adapted it very faithfully.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on April 1, 2010, 06:52 PM
New trailer and poster (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=64729) for the A-Team has been released.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on April 23, 2010, 01:45 PM
Can somebody explain to me the appeal of "Army of Darkness"?

I saw it years ago after many friends raved about it.  I thought it was dumb.

It's been on HBO or Cinemax recently, so I was thinking "So many people love this movie... maybe I just didn't get it the first time."  So I gave it another chance.  It was horrible.  It was juvenile and stupid... not in a clever way, in a juvenile and stupid way.  And it wasn't "so bad it's good."  It was "why the hell am I still watching this?" bad.

I don't get why it has such a great reputation.  Can anybody enlighten me?  I feel like I'm missing something.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on April 23, 2010, 02:03 PM
I grew up on horror movies and I think Evil Dead was the first comedy/horror movie I ever watched so the franchise holds a special place for me.  I haven't watched Army of Darkness in over 10 years, but it held up ok back then - at least for me, cheese and all.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on April 23, 2010, 03:41 PM
Are you kidding me?  I loved Army of Darkness.  The whole Evil Dead series is a little campy, but that's the charm of the movie.  I like the combination horror/action/humor of the series.  Bill Campbell as Ash is something of a poor man's Han Solo for me - lots of bravado with equal parts bravery and stupidity.  He's out for himself completely, but finds himself something of a reluctant hero by the end.  If nothing else, I'd watch it again just to see an army of the dead marching on the castle and for Ash's over the top acting and memorable one liners. 

"That's just what we call pillow talk baby"
"All right, you primitive screw-heads, listen up! See this? This... is my boomstick!"

Bruce Campbell is one of the most under-rated actors of all time and his book is hilarious.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on April 23, 2010, 03:46 PM
A "little" campy?  Army of Darkness makes the Three Stooges look like Schindler's List.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on April 23, 2010, 03:53 PM
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/Boomstick.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/HailtotheKingBaby.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on April 23, 2010, 03:58 PM
A "little" campy?  Army of Darkness makes the Three Stooges look like Schindler's List.

Don't be a Hater.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on April 23, 2010, 04:38 PM
I have too much time on my hands:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4546552982_247175f070_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on April 23, 2010, 07:38 PM
The red vest makes it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on April 24, 2010, 01:59 PM
Well, I'd much rather watch AOD than THAT.   ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on April 26, 2010, 12:11 PM
Just thought I'd post this for discussion, IGN's list of the Top 25 Comedies of All Time (http://movies.ign.com/articles/674/674712p1.html).  Some interesting inclusions and omissions, as there always are for a list like this.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on April 27, 2010, 10:09 AM
one thing's for sure...those movies are infinitely rewatchable and endlessly quotable.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on May 1, 2010, 11:49 PM
Stallone Says Rambo V Won't Happen (http://www.empireonline.com/news/feed.asp?NID=27753)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on May 4, 2010, 08:44 PM
Saw A Nightmare on Elm Street tonight....Meh...this movie didn't need to be remade, but I'm sure there will be an assload of sequels.  Englund will always be Freddy to me.

Hoping that Ironman 2 doesn't disappoint this weekend.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Diddly on May 4, 2010, 11:35 PM
I caught Nightmare on Saturday and enjoyed it personally... could have used more character development for the main characters, but eh.

Also it's rumored that a trailer for the sequel to Cloverfield will be attached to Iron Man 2
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 5, 2010, 08:23 AM
I only catch SNL every once in a while for a couple skits at a time, but is McGruber really that popular?

They think this movie is going to make money? I heard the same people that green lighted it also green lighted "It's Pat: Part 2"
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on May 5, 2010, 09:09 AM
I think if it's funny it'll do well.  And so far reactions I've read have been positive.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 5, 2010, 09:29 AM
I think if it's funny it'll do well.  And so far reactions I've read have been positive.

Maybe it'll be a hit and I'm way off base. I am just surprised they would make another SNL based movie.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 5, 2010, 09:52 AM
Wait a minute. SNL is still on tv? I thought that show was canceled back in the 90's.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on May 5, 2010, 01:48 PM
I thought McGruber was on MadTV ?  I thought it was a joke when I saw the trailer for that a few weeks ago.  Can't believe they actually made a movie out of it.

Also it's rumored that a trailer for the sequel to Cloverfield will be attached to Iron Man 2

Ya...Super 8 or some jive.  Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 5, 2010, 01:53 PM
I thought McGruber was on MadTV ?  I thought it was a joke when I saw the trailer for that a few weeks ago.  Can't believe they actually made a movie out of it.

Also it's rumored that a trailer for the sequel to Cloverfield will be attached to Iron Man 2

Ya...Super 8 or some jive.  Looking forward to it.

That just shows how much I know what I'm talking about here.  ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Rob on May 9, 2010, 12:10 AM
Wait a minute. SNL is still on tv? I thought that show was canceled back in the 90's.

Nope, SNL.


Saw Iron Man 2 today... loved it.  Good times.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 9, 2010, 01:41 AM
Saw Iron Man 2 today....great movie.  It did not have the Cloverfield trailer though...possibly because we saw it in IMAX.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on May 9, 2010, 02:29 AM
Saw Iron Man 2 today....great movie.  It did not have the Cloverfield trailer though...possibly because we saw it in IMAX.

Cloverfield trailer! More like JJ Abrams & Steven Spielberg's Super 8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyW9cX7Y47Q) trailer.

JJ Abrams said bite me (http://www.cinemablend.com/new/JJ-Abrams-Secret-Super-8-Movie-Is-Not-A-Cloverfield-Sequel-18448.html) to the Cloverfield trailer.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on May 9, 2010, 03:04 PM
Saw Iron Man 2 today....great movie.  It did not have the Cloverfield trailer though...possibly because we saw it in IMAX.

Cloverfield trailer! More like JJ Abrams & Steven Spielberg's Super 8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyW9cX7Y47Q) trailer.

JJ Abrams said bite me (http://www.cinemablend.com/new/JJ-Abrams-Secret-Super-8-Movie-Is-Not-A-Cloverfield-Sequel-18448.html) to the Cloverfield trailer.

Could be a gag?  Possibly the baby Cloverfield monster in the train car for a prequel?  Who knows....Looking forward to the movie though.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Theta 288 on May 29, 2010, 08:47 AM
Saw Iron Man 2 today....great movie.  It did not have the Cloverfield trailer though...possibly because we saw it in IMAX.

I saw it too, better than 1st..

Now u will enjoy this :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyoA4LXQco4
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on May 29, 2010, 08:55 AM
Took the midgets to Prince of Persia and sat in D-Box seats for the first time.  The movie was so-so, but those moving seats are annoying as hell.  Anybody else experience those?  Thoughts?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 29, 2010, 01:15 PM
I went to see Prince of Persia last night and enjoyed it. It felt kind of video gameish but much better than any other video game movie. It had lots of good stunts and a fun ending. It was a little boring in the middle but got better. I'd give it a solid B.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on June 1, 2010, 03:44 PM
how would you rate it for kids?  my 9 year old wants to see it. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on June 1, 2010, 04:35 PM
Looks like Bay (http://www.deadline.com/2010/05/platinum-dunes-steers-turtles-relaunch/) has been selected to revive the TMNT franchise. 

I wonder if he'll have Skids and Mudflap in for cameos... :-\
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jesse James on June 2, 2010, 07:42 PM
Anyone hear anything about a movie called "I am Number Four"?  It's filming locally, but besides the guy that played Serriff Seth Bullock in Deadwood, I don't recognize anyone from the cast. 

Also what the hell do movie production people use a giant balloon that is half black and half transluscent white for?  I've seen two of them and have no clue what their pupose is.  Saw a rain machine too which was kind of funny because it was on a crane bigger than all but 1 building in the town.

Anyway, just kind of curious if anyone heard stuff (not on IMDB) about that movie...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on June 2, 2010, 09:48 PM
I believe those balloons are for providing additional lighting to a scene where traditional set light would be obtrusive or underpowered. Here is a manufacturer (http://www.airstar-light.us/film_lighting.html) that produces them for the film/TV industry.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on June 3, 2010, 02:19 PM
Just looking back at some of our box office predictions a few pages back, and it really is hard to see how things will shake out this year.  Although Iron Man 2 is doing very well, I've read that they don't expect it to match the original movie, which means it would land below current number one "Alice in Wonderland".  I'd be really surprised if that ended up being the #1 movie of the year, but I sure thought IM2 would have surpassed it in the first place.  "Shrek the Fourth" has also struggled a bit, at least compared to its previous installments, so I'm not sure if it will finish in the Top 5 or not.  Here's the current Top 5 (Box Office Mojo (http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2010&p=.htm), which will obviously change a lot (and we've got a lot of summer/year to go yet):

1. Alice in Wonderland ($333 M)
2. Iron Man 2 ($281 M)
3. How to Train Your Dragon ($213 M)
4. Clash of the Titans ($161 M)
5. Shrek Forever After ($151 M)

I'm guessing only the Top 2 will still be there at year's end, and I think Toy Story 3 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 would be the best contenders to take over number 1 (or possibly my wife's favorite, Twilight Saga: Eclipse).  Iron Man will probably pull in over $300 M, but not sure if it can catch "Alice" or not.  I think something like "The A-Team" or the Karate Kid movies could be darkhorse contenders, there sure seem to be a lot of people talking about those movies.  Not a number one contender, but maybe better than predicted.  Other than that, it is hard to say.  Not sure what to make of "The Last Airbender", I know that show has/had its fans.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Sugart on June 3, 2010, 03:13 PM
Unfortunately Twilight will probably be number one for the year, although HP has a chance. This summer really stinks for movie releases. Other than IM2 and Toy Story 3, everything else is just a movie I wont be upset if I miss it in theaters. Next summer is killer though. I think there is a 11 week stretch of blockbusters.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on June 3, 2010, 03:34 PM
I don't think that the A-Team or Karate Kid will be in the top 5 by the end of the year.  They might do okay but they might tank also.  I thought the Losers was going to do well and it didn't, and that was a pretty good movie.

Unless I'm forgetting a big release later this year I think the top five could look like this:

1 Harry Potter
2 Alice in Wonderland
3 Toy Story 3
4 Iron Man 2
5 Twilight: Eclipse

I think what helped Alice in Wonderland get that far over $300M was the 3D release, the bump in box office price helped it.  Toy Story 3 should get that bump also, as will Harry Potter.  Potter did $300M without being in 3D last year and as this is part 1 of the finale, I think that it could go big and with the help of 3D pricing, beat AiW.

Toy Story 3 is harder to judge.  I think it would do $300M on its own just due to higher prices than when TS2 came out, that film did $245M.  With 3D prices added in, it could end up being the number 2 film.

Twilight did well last year and there's no reason to think this one won't also.  But last year New Moon fell short of $300M so as long as IM2 hits that mark, I think it should stay one spot above Eclipse.

Tron is a dark horse but other than being a cult classic and a snazzy sci-fi film, I don't think it'll break any records or anything.  If the previous Chronicles of Narnia movie hadn't done poorly I'd suggest voyage of the Dawn Treader could do damage, but I don't think it will.  It won't challenge the top 5 anyway.

I may change my mind on the order of these films, especially if IM2 doesn't clear $300m before it leaves theaters, but I'm pretty confident these five films will still be standing at the end of the year.

   E...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jesse James on June 3, 2010, 03:45 PM
I believe those balloons are for providing additional lighting to a scene where traditional set light would be obtrusive or underpowered. Here is a manufacturer (http://www.airstar-light.us/film_lighting.html) that produces them for the film/TV industry.

Thanks Jayson.  I figured that may be their purpose but wasn't sure.  They're more tube-shaped and transluscent on the bottom and black on top.

All the yocals had lawn chairs out watching the filming.  It was sad.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Keonobi on June 3, 2010, 04:52 PM
I know nothing about film production, but in one of the behind the scenes documentaries on one of Prequel DVDs the used a ball on a stick, halfblack/halfwhite, as a reference for shadows or lighting or something.  Then again it was smaller than a basketball and wasn't used during the action part of shots, but instead before hand.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on June 3, 2010, 05:49 PM
Unfortunately Twilight will probably be number one for the year, although HP has a chance. This summer really stinks for movie releases. Other than IM2 and Toy Story 3, everything else is just a movie I wont be upset if I miss it in theaters. Next summer is killer though. I think there is a 11 week stretch of blockbusters.

Yeah, I thought this summer was a bit of a slower one as well...maybe some residual effect of the writer's strike a couple years back.  I usually look at the releases for the year to figure out when we'll have to try to get a sitter so we can go, and there just wasn't much this summer I was overly interested in seeing in the theater.  Iron Man 2 (which we already saw), Toy Story 3 (which we're taking our daughter to), and Eclipse for my wife and that might be about it.  I'm interested in seeing Scott Pilgrim vs. the World as well, but I don't necessarily expect that to be a blockbuster either.  Later in the year, I'm definitely in for Harry Potter though, and possibly Tron.  We'll see about the next Narnia movie, I wasn't all that impressed with Prince Caspian (although it was ok).

Like you said though, next year is a killer (really the next two).  Off the top of my head, the movies coming out that I'm at least marginally interested in (unless dates get changed):

Thor (May)
Pirates 4 (May)
X-Men: First Class (June)
Green Lantern (June)
Transformers 3 (July)
Captain America (July)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 2 (July)

As for the top 5, I think I like efranks' picks for this year.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Sugart on June 3, 2010, 07:43 PM
Ill throw Hangover 2, Kungfu Panda Kaboom of Doom, and Cars 2 in there as well. There is other stuff that mildly peaks my interest as well such as Rise of the Apes and Cowboys and Aliens. Thats 10 including the ones Brian mentioned. Dont forget that Spiderman 4 under Raimi was supposed to be released in 2011 as well.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on June 4, 2010, 09:57 AM
Yeah, I'll admit I don't know much about Cowboys and Aliens aside from what I've been reading about the movie this year, but I was going to include that movie as well.  Sounds like it could be kind of cool.  I'm also always in for anything Pixar, and I'm thinking our daughter might want to see Kung Fu Panda as well.  I enjoyed the first Hangover movie, but it often seems like these types of movies don't necessarily need sequels, so hopefully it will be good.  Aside from the big "blockbuster" type movies (superheroes, Transformers, Star Wars, Potter, etc.), it seems like sequels are pretty hit and miss for things like comedies.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on June 10, 2010, 10:44 AM
Speaking of a "down summer" for movies, IGN (http://movies.ign.com/articles/109/1096036p1.html) currently has a feature up discussing some of the best summer movies of all time (for those thinking this summer is a little bit ho-hum).  The OT makes the list, as well as the Indy Trilogy.  Just looking through the movies listed, there really are some great ones on there - and a number of my favorites.

I'll admit that we don't get to the theaters a lot right now with a little one (although we might be able to start hitting more "kid" movies starting with Toy Story 3 next week), but as we've already been discussing in this thread - there isn't a lot that I'm super excited about this summer.  There is stuff I want to see, but not a ton that can't wait to see on DVD if I have to.  I'm curious about Karate Kid and even the A-Team this weekend, but doubt I'll get to either in the theater.  Aside from Iron Man 2 and Toy Story 3 (and Twilight: Eclipse for my wife), I don't know that we'll see a whole lot else.  I do think Scott Pilgrim vs. the World looks like fun though.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 11, 2010, 10:16 AM
don't know if this is where this belongs or not - but has everone seen the new Mortal Kombat "Rebirth" trailer that debuted a few days ago?  if not you can find it on youtube

First off is it really for a movie - or is it for a game?  last I heard right to the movie franchise were in production hell because of rights issues amongst studios - and that was just a month or two ago - so I am just kinda surprised that an 8 minute trailer is already out there - unless they, despite, "rights" issues already wen ahead with working on it.

Second - I am not sure if I liked what I saw in the trailer.

edit:  I am at work right now, so I don't wanna watch it - but I guess the new game trailer is up now too today.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/198576/mortal_kombat_returns_for_xbox_360_and_ps3.html?tk=hp_blg


sorry to go off topic a bit with the game info.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 11, 2010, 11:21 AM
how would you rate it for kids?  my 9 year old wants to see it. 

Action filled. No blood. No nudity. No language. Lots of sword fights. Reminded me of the first Pirates movie without the scary skeletons. Nothing really scary in it. I'm not sure why its rated PG13. It's more on the PG side.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on June 11, 2010, 11:31 AM
don't know if this is where this belongs or not - but has everone seen the new Mortal Kombat "Rebirth" trailer that debuted a few days ago?  if not you can find it on youtube

I thought it was a bit campy.  White's monologue was just overly testosterone-filled, to the point that I starting rolling my eyes.  But if they tone that down a bit it could be interesting.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on June 11, 2010, 03:32 PM
What happened to the mystical part of MK, not feeling it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on June 12, 2010, 01:19 PM
You guys should read the Kevin Tancharoen interview with Collider about the Mortal Kombat short film.
Collider interview (http://www.collider.com/2010/06/09/kevin-tancharoen-interview-mortal-kombat-rebirth-feature-film)

That will explain a couple of things, like why he did it, why he included what he did and didn't (shot it on a $7,500 budget) and what he had in mind for the mystical part of the MK universe should he ever get a shot at doing a full film.

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Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on June 17, 2010, 09:55 AM
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Trailer (http://bit.ly/KjcLr)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 17, 2010, 01:19 PM
I wonder if it's any different from the canceled Disney version. Probably not.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 17, 2010, 11:57 PM
I'm glad this series is going to continue.  It should do better with a Christmas release.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on June 18, 2010, 11:27 AM
I'm glad this series is going to continue.  It should do better with a Christmas release.

Yeah, I sort of thought it was a mistake to move the last one (Prince Caspian) into the summer.  Not that it would have done as well as "The Lion..." anyways, but it just didn't seem like a "summer release" to me.  I'm glad the series is continuing as well, and the trailer doesn't look too bad.  I don't think I've read this book though, may have to check it out before December.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 19, 2010, 01:17 PM
It would piss Disney off if it did better than Prince Caspin did.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on June 19, 2010, 04:51 PM
It would piss Disney off if it did better than Prince Caspin did.

Was that movie any good?  Never did find time to check out the sequel.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 20, 2010, 01:54 AM
From my understanding, it was not as true to the book as Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe was.


BTW.  Went and saw The A-Team today.  Great popcorn flick!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 28, 2010, 09:39 AM
I agree about the A-Team. I saw it yesterday and enjoyed the heck out of it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on June 28, 2010, 07:42 PM
I agree about the A-Team. I saw it yesterday and enjoyed the heck out of it.

I probably won't get to catch this until DVD, but everyone I've talked to or read that has seen it has really enjoyed it - despite the poor(ish) box office.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on July 6, 2010, 09:41 PM
So I hear that Avatar The Last Airbender sucks?  Shame - the trailers looked decent enough and the toon seemed cool enough for the most part.  Looking forward to Predators at the theatre this weekend though.   8)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on July 6, 2010, 11:35 PM
I was going to go to Last Airbender but didn't. I saw some reviews that said it sucked, but it did decent box office this weekend, so, I don't know.

I'm definitely going to Predators this week, though.

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Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on July 11, 2010, 04:01 PM
Saw Ava...Air bender and Predators this week.  Both were boring, I thought Air bender was the better of the 2.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on July 18, 2010, 09:35 AM
Inception was awesome.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 18, 2010, 05:16 PM
In the last 3 weeks, we saw Twilight Eclipse, Despicable Me, and Toy Story 3.

Recommend all 3 highly, especially Twilight and Despicable Me.  Best run of movies in a loooooonnngg time!!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 18, 2010, 06:59 PM
Inception was awesome.

Yep - I saw it yesterday in IMAX - it was freakin' incredible.

Best movie of the summer in my opinion.

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on July 19, 2010, 11:27 AM


Recommend all 3 highly, especially Twilight ....

Do  you have any recommendations for the care and maintenance of a manjina?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: speedermike on July 29, 2010, 11:26 AM
Yeah.  Inception was pretty strong...so...the end...was he or wasn't he?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BrentS on July 29, 2010, 11:40 AM
Last weekend, our kids were off visiting their grandparents so my wife and I got a chance to go to the movies - a lot!  Its a past-time that we've really missed as our kids have been younger and generally not all that interested in movies.

We saw - Inception on Friday night and then Grown-ups and Salt as a double feature on Saturday afternoon.  I really enjoyed all three movies with Inception being my clear favorite.  I liked the original story for Inception and while it was complicated, it was still easy enough to follow.  I thought the ending was fabulous.   Grown-ups was nothing more than a "renter".  I liked it, laughed out loud but it wasn't side splitting funny.  If you like any of the lead actors then it was probably in your wheelhouse.  Salt was a good popcorn flick.  Plenty of action and an okay story.  A couple of twists along the way. 

Kids are off to the other grandparents in a couple weeks so we might get a chance to catch another flick in August.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on July 29, 2010, 12:57 PM
Yeah.  Inception was pretty strong...so...the end...was he or wasn't he?

Kids, same age, same clothes.

Crazy chases by super spies.

I think it's pretty clear.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: speedermike on July 29, 2010, 10:32 PM
Yeah...but the top looked like it was going to fall...    ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jayson on August 6, 2010, 04:11 PM
Thoughts? (http://aintitcool.com/node/46051)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on August 6, 2010, 04:53 PM
I saw Scott Pilgrim last night and enjoyed the hell out of it.  Very funny.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 6, 2010, 05:43 PM
Thoughts? (http://aintitcool.com/node/46051)

Looks pretty good.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Diddly on August 11, 2010, 11:16 PM
I saw Dinner for Schmucks a few weeks ago. Pretty bad. The actors tried their best, but the script was just awful. Like 25% of the laughs you would expect from that group.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on August 14, 2010, 11:19 PM
I saw Scott Pilgrim last night and enjoyed the hell out of it.  Very funny.

We caught this today, and I loved it.  It looks like it is going to have a pretty poor weekend at the box office, and that's really too bad.  I thought it was really funny, and entertaining.  I could see it maybe not appealing to an older crowd, but for people our age and younger, I thought it was very good.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on August 15, 2010, 10:53 AM
Went to see Expendables last night and thought it was actually pretty good. I was not expecting much at all but i ould suggest people go check it out.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on August 15, 2010, 05:21 PM
Went to see Expendables last night and thought it was actually pretty good. I was not expecting much at all but i would suggest people go check it out.

I assume the govenator's appearance was just a cameo, yes?  I thought this was a comedy when I first heard about this movie for some reason.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: evenflow on August 16, 2010, 09:00 PM
Went to see Expendables last night and thought it was actually pretty good. I was not expecting much at all but i would suggest people go check it out.

I assume the govenator's appearance was just a cameo, yes?  I thought this was a comedy when I first heard about this movie for some reason.

Yeah just a cameo and actually a pretty funny scene.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on September 20, 2010, 09:16 PM
IGN's Top 25 Sci Fi Movies of All Time (http://movies.ign.com/articles/677/677739p1.html)

Just thought I'd share, if anyone is interested.  It is interesting to go through the list, and - as a side note - two Star Wars films make the cut.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 21, 2010, 10:32 AM
thanks, I added about 9 movies off that list I have heard of, but never seen, to my Netflix queue.   ;D

Edit:  actually, I did see one of the movies of the above mentioned 9 about 10 years ago when I was a freshman in college - A Clockwork Orange.  I remembered not liking it then, but I will give it another go someday.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Morgbug on September 21, 2010, 02:09 PM
Funny, I saw A Clockwork Orange in first year of university as well.  Fairly disturbing picture and I had no clue going in but it sure was popular with the university crowd. 

List is quite good, IMO.  I've seen every movie on the list a couple of times at least except for one: ET. 

Oh, and I do wish that everyone that loves Avatar and defends it would go out and watch Ferngully to find out just how unoriginal the damn thing is.  Yes, visually it's stunning but plotwise it's geared at six year olds.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Paul on September 21, 2010, 03:09 PM
Ok, of the 25 I have seen a total of 5. And the other 20 hold about Zero interest for me.  
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on September 21, 2010, 03:39 PM
Ok, of the 25 I have seen a total of 5. And the other 20 hold about Zero interst for me. 

I hope 2 of the 5 were in the top 5, Paul.  ;)

Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on September 21, 2010, 08:32 PM
That's an interesting list, and not unlike other lists I've seen covering the same topics.  The addition of District 9 and Moon being exceptions since they're relatively new.

I don't disagree with the top pick, but I didn't see that coming.  Personally I like Blade Runner, and I know it has a lot of support in sci-fi fandom, but it was still a surprise as a number 1 film.

I've seen 17 of the films on that list and the ones I haven't are older (Forbidden Planet, Body Snatchers, etc) or ones that I considered horror more than sci-fi (Thing).  I've tried to watch 2001 twice, couldn't stay awake either time.  I saw Clockwork Orange in college, but I really don't remember that much about it for some reason.  I was probably drunk.

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Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 21, 2010, 11:32 PM
Ok, of the 25 I have seen a total of 5. And the other 20 hold about Zero interst for me. 

I hope 2 of the 5 were in the top 5, Paul.  ;)



I bet those two were 2001 and Blade Runner. Right???
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on September 22, 2010, 12:29 AM
I've seen 17 of the films on that list and the ones I haven't are older (Forbidden Planet, Body Snatchers, etc) or ones that I considered horror more than sci-fi (Thing).

Oh man.. The Thing is an absolutely brilliant movie.  You should make the time to watch it.

I've seen all but 5:

Forbidden Planet
Brazil
Metropolis
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The Day the Earth Stood Still

All but Brazil are way older than me, so that's my excuse.  I know I saw pieces of Forbidden Planet and The Day the Earth Stood Still on TV as a kid, but I don't think that counts.

I've seen Blade Runner several times, and it never did it for me.  Every few years I'll sit down with it thinking "this time maybe I'll get it" - but I never do.

I absolutely LOVED A Clockwork Orange back in college - enough to actually read the original novel.  I don't know if it would resonate with me as much now with me being old and married and a father, but it was a great, inspirational tale of the triumph of individuality back in the day.

A few lame ones in there.  Avatar?  Please.  Moon was a darling of critics, but I found it pretty boring outside the premise. 

And by any measure The Fifth Element should be in any Sci-Fi top 25.  I'd also add Predator, Contact, and if you want to throw in something fun, Starship Troopers.   8)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on September 22, 2010, 12:37 AM
The only ones I haven's seen are Brazil and Metropolis.  I wish I could un-watch Avatar!

Efranks,  If you have trouble keeping interested in 2001...try reading the book, the book's awesome.  Of course when yu watch the film you'll wonder why they stop at Jupiter!   ;D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Morgbug on September 22, 2010, 09:52 AM
Brazil is just an odd, odd movie.  I know we saw it when it was in theaters and pretty much left scratching our heads.  I don't recall what we were expecting but it sure wasn't what was shown on the screen. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on September 22, 2010, 10:00 AM


I've seen Blade Runner several times, and it never did it for me.  Every few years I'll sit down with it thinking "this time maybe I'll get it" - but I never do.


In absolute agreement.  i don't get the appeal.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 22, 2010, 10:14 AM
The only one I havn't seen is Moon. I've been wanting to see that one for a while. I agree Brazil was really odd. I would have added The Fifth Element and maybe Dune.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on September 22, 2010, 10:45 AM
I would have placed Close Encounters much higher...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 22, 2010, 10:50 AM
I also really enjoyed 5th Element, but I could in no way add Dune to that list - I watched it a few years ago for the first time one afternoon and it bored me to death.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on October 16, 2010, 01:43 PM
Not sure how old this is, but just happened across this list at Yahoo today.  100 Movies to See Before You Die: The Modern Classics (http://movies.yahoo.com/photos/collections/gallery/2087/100-movies-to-see-before-you-die-the-modern-classics#photo0), consisting only of movies from 1990 to 2009.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 16, 2010, 02:41 PM
To some people that is a lifetime.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on November 17, 2010, 01:11 PM
Teaser trailer (http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/110723-the-trailer-for-cowboys-a-aliens) for next summer's Cowboys and Aliens.  Looks kind of spiffy.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on November 17, 2010, 01:24 PM
Interesting.  I thought it was going to be more of a Firefly-type thing.  Aliens invading the old west is a bit more intriguing.

Olivia Wilde looks to be on the way to Sci-Fi go-to girl.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 18, 2010, 12:25 AM
What is it with Ford and aliens? ???

This looks fun! Craig and Ford with Wilde. Nice!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on December 3, 2010, 02:22 PM
Just saw this information (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=72107) regarding Dreamworks' plans for sequels for their animated franchises.  Apparently we can expect two more Madagascar movies (total of four), 5 more Kung Fu Panda movies (total of six), and at least two more How to Train Your Dragon movies.  Seems a little ridiculous, sequels wise.  I will say, although we've enjoyed some of the Dreamworks stuff, I still think it pales in comparison to the work of Pixar.
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Post by: ruiner on December 3, 2010, 02:48 PM
The only worthwhile franchise out of that bunch is Panda.  Dragon sucked.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Morgbug on December 3, 2010, 03:39 PM
The Penguins from Madagascar were entertaining; the monkeys even more so.  Dragon was ok, but a sequel is hardly necessary.  I liked Panda too but five more movies?  Ugh. 

It's really a pity they can't leave some movies well enough alone.  Often a classic movie is far better remembered than a classic followed by two vastly lesser sequels, and no, I'm not thinking of Star Wars.  Shrek is what came to mind.  Or Austin Powers.  Leave it be you greedy bastards. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on December 3, 2010, 03:42 PM
I'd see a movie about the Penguins from Madagascar before seeing another Madagascar film.  The Penguins were the best part of that first film.

I finally just saw Kun Fu Panda and thought it was fun, but one sequel is probably one too many, 5?  Absolutely ridiculous.  I wonder if they really think they'll get that many in theaters or are they planning direct to video for most/all of them sort of like Disney has done with some of their older franchises. (I didn't read the article so if it's in there, just call me a lazy bastard).

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Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: I Am Sith on December 3, 2010, 03:53 PM
The author that wrote 'How to Train Your Dragon' also had about 5 other books, so I'm not surprised that they are making more of those movies.  I have to say that I thought the Madagascar movies were pretty bad and like others only thought the penguins were funny.  I'll be interested to see how KFP2 is next year and whether or not there needs to be four additional movies after that.  I'd also be a little worried about Dustin Hoffman making it for four more movies...  Just sayin'.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on December 5, 2010, 10:06 AM
The Penguins from Madagascar were entertaining; the monkeys even more so.  Dragon was ok, but a sequel is hardly necessary.  I liked Panda too but five more movies?  Ugh. 

It's really a pity they can't leave some movies well enough alone.  Often a classic movie is far better remembered than a classic followed by two vastly lesser sequels, and no, I'm not thinking of Star Wars.  Shrek is what came to mind.  Or Austin Powers.  Leave it be you greedy bastards. 

Yeah, I agree.  I enjoyed Kung Fu Panda quite a bit, and I look forward to the sequel as well.  The others, not sure it was necessary.  I like Dragon, and could really take or leave the Madagascar stuff for the most part.  Its ok, but multiple sequels aren't really necessary.  I totally agree on something like Shrek.  I remember going to see the first one, and thinking it was hilarious.  I don't think I've really enjoyed any of then since (although I've only seen parts of the third, and none of the fourth one yet).  Granted, I'm probably not the target audience for most of this stuff, but if these are all going to the theater, it does seem a little like overkill on some of these franchises.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on December 8, 2010, 03:43 PM
True Grit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUiCu-zuAgM&feature=player_embedded) trailer.

Potential for the best Western since Unforgiven?  I believe so...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on December 8, 2010, 04:05 PM
Teaser trailer (http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/110723-the-trailer-for-cowboys-a-aliens) for next summer's Cowboys and Aliens.  Looks kind of spiffy.

Agreed.  Love that the title does not take itself seriously at all.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 8, 2010, 04:54 PM
True Grit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUiCu-zuAgM&feature=player_embedded) trailer.

Potential for the best Western since Unforgiven?  I believe so...

I have a problem with that because no one can replace the Duke!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on February 28, 2011, 11:32 AM
So, anyone want to make any guesses on the box office winners for 2011?  Just for reference, here was the top 5 (domestically) for 2010:

1. Toy Story 3
2. Alice in Wonderland
3. Iron Man 2
4. Twilight Saga: Eclipse
5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

As for 2011, although I'm sure there are good/entertaining movies that I'll miss here - but the biggest money makers tend to come from the May-July or Nov/Dec timeframe.  Like I said though, there's always good stuff elsewhere too.  Here's a list of some contenders for this year:

Thor (May)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (May)
The Hangover Part 2 (May)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (May)
X-Men: First Class (June)
Super 8 (June)
Green Lantern (June)
Cars 2 (June)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (July)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (July)
Captain America: The First Avenger (July)
Cowboys and Aliens (July)
Happy Feet 2 (Nov)
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (Nov)
The Muppets (Nov)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (Dec)
Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn (Dec)

Kind of a tough year to predict I think, although I'm sure Harry Potter and Transformers 3 will both do very well.  The comic movies are tougher to judge, as I think no matter how good they are, neither Cap or Thor will probably do Iron Man numbers - but you never know.  I'm looking forward to both, and hope they both do well.  X-Men: First Class may suffer without many name characters or Hugh Jackman, and Green Lantern could go either way (although I think it will probably do well).  I think movies like Pirates and Twilight will always do good numbers too.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on March 1, 2011, 01:21 AM
Looking at the list of the top 5, I had them all picked but my order was a little whacked.  I picked Potter, AiW, TS3, IM2 and Twilight in that order.

I think I overestimated Potter for two reasons; one, I thought it was supposed to release in 3D at the time I made my list and two, I think people held out for the final part of the 2-parter.  The 3D bump in box office probably would have at least pushed it higher than Twilight.  I also think that some people just decided to skip it, wait for the DVD and then watch it right before seeing part 2 this July. 


I was also shocked by Toy Story 3, that I couldn't have predicted.  Inception was a dark horse also, I really didn't have that much interest in seeing it, but did on DVD and really liked it.  That one kind of came out of nowhere.


I haven't dug much past September other than what I see Brian listed so maybe I'm missing something but I generally think the top five films for 2011, in no particular order, will be:

Harry Potter
Transformers 3
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
Cars 2
Pirates of the Caribbean

Twilight could suffer a fate similar to Potter last year but each film has done better than the previous one so it may be fine.  Potter should blow up the box office since it's the final film.  TF3 is the 800lb gorilla on the list but a backlash from TF2 may hurt it, as will the lack of Megan Fox because, let's face it, her twin assets were a big draw for the last two films.  Cars was big five years ago and it's now a billion dollar toy property, this should easily clear $300 million if not $400 like Toy Story 3.  Pirates is another film that will have to come way back from the suckfest of the its previous two releases, but without the stale and crumbling storyline of Will and Elizabeth dragging it down, I'm expecting good things (Ian McShane!!!).

The comic book movies could go either way very quickly.  Thor and Captain America have the biggest load to carry, if they drop with really good stories and word of mouth is good they should be okay, but I don't know if they can do Iron Man numbers.  Nobody knows Hemsworth and Portman, even with a freshly minted Oscar, won't necessarily be a huge draw, and while Chris Evans is excellent I still think it'll be a harder sell than RDJ.  X-Men: FC looks like it might be okay, but after the hard core comic geeks drop out after the first two weekends, I see it fading quickly.  Green Lantern?  Not building to anything like the Thor and CA movies, and even with the better exposure due to Blackest Night, I don't know how popular it'll be.  I don't see it doing Batman/Dark Knight money.

The Hangover 2 is a huge wild card.  I'm sure it's going to make huge bank on opening weekend, but if it's just a rerun of the first film, word of mouth will probably tank it quickly.  If it's at least equally as good as the first film then it could do interesting things.  We just have to see.

Films that I think have a chance to do interesting things; The Adjustment Bureau, Sucker Punch, Fast Five and Super 8.  I don't think any of them are realistic contenders for top five, but should do well.

Super 8 may end up being more of a Cloverfield type film; mediocre box office but cult hit on BD/DVD release. Adjustment Bureau may be too much like Inception but Matt Damon is a huge star so we'll see.  Sucker Punch; five hot broads kicking the **** out of robots, dragons, Samurai and Nazi-looking bad guys? **** yeah.

Vin Diesel + The Rock = Money.  Laugh if you will, but Fast Five should do well, but probably not top 5...still, I wouldn't put $200M out of reach if there's a little story to go along with the muscle.


I think Cowboys & Aliens is a non-starter.  Good opening weekend then it'll probably fall out.  A couple other films I think look really good, but aren't headed for the top 5 money makers this year; Red Riding Hood, Battle: Los Angeles, and Conan the Barbarian...but I fall squarely into the target audience, at least for B:LA & Conan.

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Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: jedipurge on March 3, 2011, 07:11 PM
for those like myself who haven't seen anything about this till yesterday behold AWSOMENESS

http://suckerpunchmovie.warnerbros.com/#/video
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on March 3, 2011, 07:32 PM
I read that initial screenings of Sucker Punch went over so poorly that Zack Snyder might lose his job directing Superman...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on March 3, 2011, 09:12 PM
I read that initial screenings of Sucker Punch went over so poorly that Zack Snyder might lose his job directing Superman...

****.  That's ****** up.  I wonder where the film fell apart, because the trailer looks awesome.  Got a link for this story?

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Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jeff on March 3, 2011, 09:20 PM
I read that he lost "Xerxes (the sequel to 300) (http://www.slashfilm.com/rumor-superman-third-act-problems/) due to Suckerpunch suckage so that he could focus on Superman and avoid making that suck.  Of course, that was a while ago, so maybe losing Superman is the next step to the Xerxes rumor...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 3, 2011, 09:43 PM
I don't know. Suckerpunch looks like a glorified video game. It's just another over the top alternate reality CGI comic book.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 3, 2011, 10:04 PM
New 'Blade Runner' movies on the way? (http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/03/new-blade-runner-movies-on-the-way/?hpt=Sbin)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Sprry75 on March 3, 2011, 10:22 PM
If they're going to do it, do it with style like they did with the TV Movie sequel to Gone With The Wind.   ::)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Jeff on March 3, 2011, 10:42 PM
New Blade Runner movies without Harrison Ford = suck.

New Blade Runner movies causing toys to finally be made for the original?  That would take the sting out a little bit... 

Oh how I'd love a really nice 3.75" Harrison Ford Deckard and Police Spinner to go with my Han and Indy figures.  All that would be left at that point would be Witness figures.   :D
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Post by: JediJman on March 3, 2011, 11:26 PM
Your collection still wouldn't be complete without a complete set of Working Girl figures.   ;)
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Post by: Jesse James on March 3, 2011, 11:28 PM
New Blade Runner movies without Harrison Ford = suck.

New Blade Runner movies causing toys to finally be made for the original?  That would take the sting out a little bit... 

Oh how I'd love a really nice 3.75" Harrison Ford Deckard and Police Spinner to go with my Han and Indy figures.  All that would be left at that point would be Witness figures.   :D

Yeah, that about sums it up for me, though I'm not a HUGE Bladerunner guy...  But yeah, figures of it?  I'm in.  I'm totally in so long as the scales mesh.
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Post by: 501ST on March 3, 2011, 11:35 PM
Not a Blade Runner fan to the extent of wanting figures.

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Post by: efranks on March 4, 2011, 02:53 AM
If they're going to do it, do it with style like they did with the TV Movie sequel to Gone With The Wind.   ::)

You mean you never watched "Total Recall 2070," the mash-up Total Recall/Blade Runner TV series?

That's interesting news on the Sucker Punch/Superman/Xerxes films. 

On top of all that, it's sounding like they're gutting the new GI Joe film.  Sienna Miller, Gordon-Levitt and Rachel Nichols are already out and according to the news posted over at The Terror Drome, Duke, Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow are the only "characters" to return.  That's a quote from Nichols so I don't know if she means thae actors that play them or the actual characters.  But if they gut the Joe roster to those three mains, and pin their hopes on Channing Tatum, I fear for the producer's sanity.

I'd think that Hasbro would want all the main characters in the film because it means more toy money for them.  So maybe they're just going to dump the original cast and start over.  That makes more sense, otherwise, don't even make a GI Joe film, just make a Snake Eyes film and call it a day.  The ****** up thing is that in this day of terrorism, it would be so EASY to make a Cobra terrorist organization believable as the bad guys and do a good film based on the best of the established backstory.

This is one time "reboot" may not be a bad thing.  If we could forget pretty much everything from the first film and start over with a new cast and better back stories, I'd be happy.  But for ****'s sake, if they're dumping Nichols they better damn well think twice about keeping Tatum.  I hate that guy.

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Post by: iFett on March 11, 2011, 05:35 PM
Saw Battle LA this afternoon and wished I hadn't.  Had an ID4 vibe to it at times, but they could have easily have chopped 30 mins or so of this movie with useless dialogue.  More aliens and fighting please!  Felt like walking out a few times, but the last 20 mins or so reeled me back in.
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Post by: Greg on March 11, 2011, 06:17 PM
I felt the exact opposite about Battle LA. I thought it was well worth the admission price. I agree that the dialogue got to be a drag (especially Eckhart's speeches) and I thought the movie took itself too seriously. The action more than made up for the cliche action movie moments, and I look forward to watching it again when it's on Bluray. I'd put it on par with Transformers and Cloverfield... just two hours of some good action and destruction.
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Post by: evenflow on March 12, 2011, 11:23 AM
I went to see it last night. I was entertained andnot bored. It was worth it for me.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on March 12, 2011, 05:11 PM
So is SyFy channel's Battle of Los Angeles and Battle LA the same movie or related? I wonder if Battle of Los Angeles is related to the marketing for Battle LA? Kind of like how Universal is making a miniseries for Wicked that is advertising for the movie version.
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Post by: Greg on March 12, 2011, 05:55 PM
So is SyFy channel's Battle of Los Angeles and Battle LA the same movie or related? I wonder if Battle of Los Angeles is related to the marketing for Battle LA? Kind of like how Universal is making a miniseries for Wicked that is advertising for the movie version.

Probably not the same thing. If I had to guess, the SyFy movie is another one of their Saturday night cheese-fests that is just attempting to cash in on a similar movie being in theaters. Back when Terminator:Salvation came out, SyFy aired a movie called Terminators. Similar deal. Unrelated, with the SyFy movie being a low budget piece of ****. (As opposed to McG's big budget POS  :P)
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Post by: Matt_Fury on April 10, 2011, 09:16 PM
We recently got to see Limitless and Battle for LA....both were excellent.

Trying to figure out a way to see Atlas Shrugged this week.
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Post by: Jeff on April 25, 2011, 11:46 AM
We went to see Rio over the weekend.   I thought it was fine, but the two 4-year olds thought it was the best movie they've seen this year.  When the birds [SPOILER ALERT! :P] escape from the bad guys at the end[/SPOILER], they both started clapping and cheering as though they were actually surprised by the outcome. ;)
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Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 25, 2011, 11:49 AM
Watched "The King's Speech" this weekend. Very good, but if that was really the best movie from last year then that is sad for last year.
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Post by: BillCable on April 25, 2011, 12:03 PM
It was the best movie in the eyes of the Academy's population of ancient fuddy-duddies, who prefer "classic" style cinema.  I thought Black Swan was the best movie.
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Post by: Scott on April 25, 2011, 07:05 PM
Of the 7 Best Picture nominees I saw before and after the Oscars I still think The Social Network was the best movie of last year followed by The Fighter and then King's Speech.  I saw Black Swan a couple of weeks ago and liked it alright but thought it was a little too over the top. 
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Post by: Jayson on April 25, 2011, 08:44 PM
Loved The Social Network! I have yet to see The Fighter or HP part 1.
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Post by: Hemish on May 22, 2011, 06:39 AM
Paul - Enjoyed it heaps, Seth Rogan was perfect for the voice, plenty of starwars refs to geek out on, the music in the bar made me laugh hard, and Kirsten Wiig each time I see her in a movie I fall a bit more in love she's awesome
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Post by: efranks on May 23, 2011, 10:17 AM
Caught Pirates of the Caribbean last night.  Loved it.  It was as good as the first, I think, and got back to story and character rather than the overblown battles that the second and third films were plagued with.

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Post by: Jesse James on May 23, 2011, 04:35 PM
Sounds like good news E...  Maybe next weekend I'll get the time to run out and see it.
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Post by: iFett on May 31, 2011, 10:40 AM
Saw Hangover 2 yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it just like the first one.  Felt a little recycled, but hey - it's a hangover, just another one.   :)
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Post by: efranks on May 31, 2011, 02:02 PM
I saw The Hangover 2 this weekend also.  I liked it but there were a couple of parts that felt more mean spirited than in the first film.  Over all, though, it had a lot of hilarious moments.

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Post by: evenflow on June 1, 2011, 01:11 AM
I saw it, had some funny parts but for the most part was bored. Nothing like the first one for me.
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Post by: iFett on June 10, 2011, 01:11 PM
Looking forward to hopefully catching Super 8 over the weekend.
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Post by: Brian on June 26, 2011, 08:48 PM
Caught Cars 2 with my daughter this weekend...thought it was pretty good.  I liked the whole "spy movie" angle of it, and I think enjoyed it more than the original.  Plus, got to see the trailer for the Muppets...glad to see them coming back to the big screen later this year :).
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Post by: Master_Phruby on June 26, 2011, 11:22 PM
I can't wait for the Muppets. We are big fans here. Muppetvision 3D ranks right up there with Star Tours and Space Mountain for my son.
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Post by: McMetal on June 28, 2011, 05:39 PM
Saw Bridesmaids over the weekend with the wife. Not bad, probably the closest I will come to an actual "chick flick".

To me the funniest thing was just seeing the dude from the Tim & Eric Awesome show in a big time movie. Spaghet!
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Post by: BrentS on July 19, 2011, 11:44 PM
Just got home from seeing Horrible Bosses. I haven't laughed that hard at the movies since the original Hangover. Loved seeing a completely different side of Jennifer Aniston.
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Post by: efranks on July 20, 2011, 03:15 AM
There's a couple sides of Jennifer Aniston I haven't seen yet that I'd like to .
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Post by: Diddly on July 23, 2011, 01:57 PM
Jurassic Park 4 Confirmed at SDCC (http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2011/07/spielberg-announces-plans-for-jurassic-park-4.html)

Can't say I'm excited, as the only one of the series I enjoy is the first one
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Post by: name on July 26, 2011, 04:10 PM
Rights on the franchise must be approaching their sunset.  Only reason I can see to do more JP.
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Post by: BillCable on July 26, 2011, 06:23 PM
They still going for the super-evolved mutant dino commando soldiers storyline?
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Post by: Master_Phruby on July 26, 2011, 09:23 PM
Gosh I hope so.


Not. ;)
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Post by: Matt_Fury on July 26, 2011, 11:46 PM
They still going for the super-evolved mutant dino commando soldiers storyline?

I don't give a flying **** what they do.  I'm not wasting my money on a ticket.
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Post by: speedermike on August 5, 2011, 09:38 PM
WOW!  Holy Hell!  "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" was the best genre film I've seen in ages.  Excellent. 

"Attack the Block" delivers as well.

See both of these.  Or else!
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Post by: Diddly on August 10, 2011, 01:54 PM
Agreed on Planet of the Apes. Caught it yesterday and loved it. Movie of the summer by a mile, and I really enjoyed X-Men and Cap too.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on August 10, 2011, 03:25 PM
It only took ten years to get it. Now were is Conquest of the Planet of the Aps?
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Post by: Diddly on August 11, 2011, 08:08 PM
Well when you see it, you'll notice quite a few setups for future movies ;)
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Post by: Jayson on August 18, 2011, 12:43 PM
Ridley Scott to direct new Blade Runner film (http://collider.com/ridley-scott-new-blade-runner-movie/110028/#more-110028)
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Post by: iFett on August 18, 2011, 01:01 PM
Do they really have to remake every single movie from the 80's ?   ::)  Just saw the trailer for The Thing the other day...doesn't look too bad, but still.  No original ideas in Hollywood anymore.

Weekend at Bernies is so screaming for a reboot.
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Post by: P-Siddy on August 18, 2011, 02:45 PM
Weekend at Bernies is so screaming for a reboot.

Wouldn't that be dead in the water?
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Post by: Master_Phruby on August 18, 2011, 03:21 PM
Weekend at Bernies is so screaming for a reboot.

Wouldn't that be dead in the water?

 ;D
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Post by: McMetal on August 18, 2011, 09:05 PM
Ridley Scott to direct new Blade Runner film (http://collider.com/ridley-scott-new-blade-runner-movie/110028/#more-110028)

Blasphemy, just watched the original a few nights ago and it is utterly perfect as is. You simply cannot improve upon that movie.

One thing has always bugged me though - the math in that movie does not add up. Decker is told that 6 replicants escaped, one got fried offscreen. That leaves 5: take away Rutger Hauer, Brion James, Daryl Hannah and that chick with the snake and that still leaves one replicant completely unaccounted for. WTF?
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Post by: P-Siddy on August 18, 2011, 09:22 PM
Um, Deckard is one... per Ridley Scott.
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Post by: Jeff on August 18, 2011, 11:53 PM
One thing has always bugged me though - the math in that movie does not add up. Decker is told that 6 replicants escaped, one got fried offscreen. That leaves 5: take away Rutger Hauer, Brion James, Daryl Hannah and that chick with the snake and that still leaves one replicant completely unaccounted for. WTF?

There have been so many cuts of the movie, I have no idea what you should believe when it comes to how many escaped replicants there are:

- In the first cut, it was six escaped - 4 on the loose, 1 fried off-screen, 1 unaccounted for.
- In the extended cut, they dubbed it to be five escaped - 4 on the loose, 1 fried off screen
- In the "final" cut, it was six escaped - 4 on the loose, and dubbed it to be 2 fried off-screen

Also, in the first cut they specifically say "3 males, 3 females" and then point out that it was a male that was fried offscreen ("he"), which would mean the sixth was a female to join snake-lady and Pris.  Couldn't be Deckard... unless he is also a transgender Blade Runner.

The "missing" replicant was caused by a script change and no one caught the error until they were well into filming.  In the initial draft of the movie, there were indeed six escaped replicants - 3 male: Fried Off-Screen Guy, Roy, Leon and 3 female: Pris, Zhora, and someone named Mary who was dropped out - check out this original script (http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Blade-Runner.html).

Mary is with Roy and Pris at Sebastian's apartment and gets killed there in the original draft.  For some reason, she got dropped out of the movie.  Some scenes were moved around to try to make those "escaped" numbers add up, but no matter how they arranged it, it conflicted something else so they just sort of left it in there.

So, Ridley Scott can say, 'Oh Deckard was always a replicant' all he wants, but whatever dude. 


Not that anyone asked me, but in my world, Rachel is and Deckard isn't.  :)
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Post by: P-Siddy on August 19, 2011, 10:01 AM
So, Ridley Scott can say, 'Oh Deckard was always a replicant' all he wants, but whatever dude. 

Not that anyone asked me, but in my world, Rachel is and Deckard isn't.  :)

I agree, Jeff. It seems kind of forced that Deckard is a replicant. But I guess this is how we feel about the prequels not adding up to the classic trilogy.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on August 19, 2011, 10:52 AM
Of course if they actually follow the book, it would be completely different movie.
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Post by: P-Siddy on August 19, 2011, 12:56 PM
Of course if they actually follow the book, it would be completely different movie.

That is true. Blade Runner is very loosely based on the book.
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Post by: McMetal on August 20, 2011, 07:36 AM
Wow, thanks Jeff, that was super-enlightening. I never knew the backstory on that detail but your explanation makes sense.

I have only seen the re-cut once - I did not care for the lack of narration, that adds so much IMO.

And yeah, definitely agree Rachel is and Deckard isn't.
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Post by: Sprry75 on August 20, 2011, 10:35 AM
One thing has always bugged me though - the math in that movie does not add up. Decker is told that 6 replicants escaped, one got fried offscreen. That leaves 5: take away Rutger Hauer, Brion James, Daryl Hannah and that chick with the snake and that still leaves one replicant completely unaccounted for. WTF?

There have been so many cuts of the movie, I have no idea what you should believe when it comes to how many escaped replicants there are:

- In the first cut, it was six escaped - 4 on the loose, 1 fried off-screen, 1 unaccounted for.
- In the extended cut, they dubbed it to be five escaped - 4 on the loose, 1 fried off screen
- In the "final" cut, it was six escaped - 4 on the loose, and dubbed it to be 2 fried off-screen

Also, in the first cut they specifically say "3 males, 3 females" and then point out that it was a male that was fried offscreen ("he"), which would mean the sixth was a female to join snake-lady and Pris.  Couldn't be Deckard... unless he is also a transgender Blade Runner.

The "missing" replicant was caused by a script change and no one caught the error until they were well into filming.  In the initial draft of the movie, there were indeed six escaped replicants - 3 male: Fried Off-Screen Guy, Roy, Leon and 3 female: Pris, Zhora, and someone named Mary who was dropped out - check out this original script (http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Blade-Runner.html).

Mary is with Roy and Pris at Sebastian's apartment and gets killed there in the original draft.  For some reason, she got dropped out of the movie.  Some scenes were moved around to try to make those "escaped" numbers add up, but no matter how they arranged it, it conflicted something else so they just sort of left it in there.

So, Ridley Scott can say, 'Oh Deckard was always a replicant' all he wants, but whatever dude. 


Not that anyone asked me, but in my world, Rachel is and Deckard isn't.  :)

Blade Runner is probably my favorite movie of all time and I think Deckard is definitely a replicant, and that it's more than just a ret-con attempt to make the number of replicants mentioned by Bryant make sense (though as Jeff mentioned, that's editing error; if Deckard were one of the six escaped replicants, why wouldn't Roy or one of the others just say, "Hey dude, you're one of us").

For instance there is a scene in Deckard's apartment where he turns his head and his eye has the replicant glow for a few seconds--that's been in every single version.  And then there's the whole thing about the origami unicorn and Gaff trailing Deckard and everything that just doesn't make sense if Deckard isn't a replicant.  The original theatrical cut with the narration subdues the notion the most, but even the tacked on ending doesn't completely dispel it entirely.  The Director's and Ultimate cuts leave virtually no doubt.

If Deckard isn't a replicant, then what is the point of the unicorn?

Incidentally, this is a great book (http://www.amazon.com/Future-Noir-Making-Blade-Runner/dp/0061053147) about the movie.  If you like Blade Runner at all, it's a must read.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on August 23, 2011, 11:42 AM
Read the book. You'll find there is a full shadow police department full of replicants only.
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Post by: P-Siddy on August 23, 2011, 12:39 PM
I'll have to pick it up again. It's been about 15 years since I've read it. A lot of things are shady about the plot.
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Post by: DSJ™ on August 27, 2011, 02:04 AM
Dan Aykroyd: 'Ghostbusters 3' is officially a go (http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/26/dan-aykroyd-ghostbusters-3-is-officially-on/)

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Who ya gonna call? Maybe not Bill Murray.

Dan Aykroyd, the man behind the “Ghostbusters” movies, says the hotly-anticipated "Ghostbusters 3" will finally start filming this spring. With or without Bill Murray.

“Yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray," Aykroyd told Dennis Miller on his radio show. "That is our hope. We have an excellent script.” But while he admits, “Billy was absolutely the lead and contributed to it in a massive way,” Aykroyd points out, “The concept is much larger than any individual role.”

Basically, they can do without you, Mr. Murray!

In the next movie, Aykroyd says, “We get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood."

And speaking of new blood, Ashton Kutcher’s name has been thrown around in relation to a younger squad.
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Post by: I Am Sith on August 27, 2011, 11:15 AM
Dan Aykroyd: 'Ghostbusters 3' is officially a go (http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/26/dan-aykroyd-ghostbusters-3-is-officially-on/)

Excellent, now let's get moving on those Kubricks Medicom!
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Post by: Matt_Fury on October 7, 2011, 10:19 PM
We went and saw Killer Elite today and it was a great movie!

I went into it thinking it was just a shoot-em-up action flick, and although there is plenty of action, it's not that type of movie.  Well worth seeing!
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Post by: Brian on November 23, 2011, 09:05 PM
Took our daughter to see the Muppets today...loved it.  Very good movie I thought, and great for the family.  There was a Toy Story short before it as well, which was also good.  Nice to see the Muppets back on the big screen, and I hope the movie does well and maybe we get another one down the road.  I was a big fan as a kid (and now), and our daughter watches the old movies and shows on DVD all the time so she was pretty pumped for this one and it didn't disappoint.  If you like the Muppets at all, I'd highly recommend it.
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Post by: Rob on November 26, 2011, 07:27 PM
I'll chime in on the Muppets... saw it today and I loved every minute of it.  It was fantastic. 
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Post by: Master_Phruby on November 26, 2011, 11:18 PM
I totally agree! The Muppets was fantastic! We took the kids to see it at our Drive In (yes they still exist!) It was a double feature with Puss in Boots. Big win on both movies.
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Post by: Chris M on November 28, 2011, 04:21 PM
My wife and I take a date night once a month and decided on Friday to go see the Muppets.  I watched them sparingly as a kid, but my wife grew up with it always playing.  I laughed through the entire thing and loved the movie.

Would I take it over a zombie slaying movie, probably not...but very, very good for the family.
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Post by: JediJman on December 17, 2011, 10:50 AM
I caught the new Sherlock Holmes flick last night and it was spectacular.  I would highly receommend it.  I thought the first one was good, but this one totally blew it out of the water.  I had low expectations based on the ads, but it has a really interesting story, some great action scenes, and had us laughing throughout the movie. 
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Post by: Master_Phruby on December 17, 2011, 11:23 AM
If you think that is good you should see the BBC version of Sherlock. Season 2 starts in January.
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Post by: Rob on December 17, 2011, 11:33 AM
If you think that is good you should see the BBC version of Sherlock. Season 2 starts in January.

Can't wait!
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Post by: Sybeck1 on December 21, 2011, 01:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rkdTcQLwZ4

Expendables 2!!

With Chuck Norris and Van Damme!! Makes me want to put on my Members Only jacket and have some fun!!
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Post by: efranks on December 21, 2011, 02:34 PM
Needs more Kurt Russel in Snake Plissken mode.

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Post by: Nicklab on December 21, 2011, 05:32 PM
The official trailer for the Alien prequel Prometheus is set to premiere tomorrow.  It's great to have Ridley Scott involved with the Alien franchise again!  There are already some teasers up on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/PrometheusNews).
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Post by: iFett on December 21, 2011, 05:43 PM
Ya I'm pretty stoked for Prometheus.  Everything kinda fell apart after Aliens though and I need not mention the AVP movies.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on December 21, 2011, 08:50 PM
Cool! Now we need Scott to make a Blade Runner movie.
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Post by: efranks on December 22, 2011, 12:15 AM
Saw Girl with the Dragon Tatto tonight and I have to say that the opening sequence playing during the credits was probably the most disturbing thing I've seen.  Worse than some of the horror films I've seen.

But, I loved the movie.  Very interesting.  I haven't read the novels but after I'm done with the current trilogy I'm reading, I think check them out.

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Post by: Nicklab on December 22, 2011, 01:42 PM
The official trailer for the Alien prequel Prometheus is set to premiere tomorrow.  It's great to have Ridley Scott involved with the Alien franchise again!  There are already some teasers up on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/PrometheusNews).

The trailer for Prometheus is now online (http://io9.com/5870445/watch-the-first-trailer-for-ridley-scotts-prometheus-now).  And it looks like we get to see some serious backstory to things we saw in the original Alien.
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Post by: iFett on December 22, 2011, 05:26 PM
Very cool.  See no Xenomorphs, but there has to be something more...I'm sure.  Looks promising!
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Post by: Nicklab on December 22, 2011, 07:52 PM
Well, it looks like they definitely visit LV-426, because it certainly looks like they find the wreckage of the alien ship that the crew of the Nostromo investigated.
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Post by: BillCable on December 22, 2011, 08:54 PM
Kinda of a short and less-than-epic trailer after a week's worth of hype.  I was expecting a full two minute job, not a teaser.

But maybe I've been spoiled by The Hobbit and Dark Knight and Titans...
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Post by: Rob on December 22, 2011, 09:11 PM
I haven't been this excited about a movie in a long time.  Can't WAIT to see it.
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Post by: Matt_Fury on December 27, 2011, 01:33 AM
We saw The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo today.  Great movie and much more faithful to the book than the Sweedish version from a couple of years ago.
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Post by: Chris M on December 27, 2011, 01:03 PM
We went to go see Mission Impossible last week. I loved it and thought it was the best one so far.  I was glad to see an MI movie were the plot was easy to follow.

Also, my wife got me to watch Black Swann last night because I bought the DVD for her for Christmas.  Pretty good movie and I can't even stand "artsy" type movies.
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Post by: BillCable on December 30, 2011, 12:35 PM
I haven't dug much past September other than what I see Brian listed so maybe I'm missing something but I generally think the top five films for 2011, in no particular order, will be:

Harry Potter
Transformers 3
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
Cars 2
Pirates of the Caribbean

Pretty good prognostications!  If Cars 2 wasn't so awful, you'd have hit it out of the park.

There's still a weekend left in 2011, and both Holmes and MI will likely break into the top 20 before they end their runs, but here's how things shaped up:

1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2$381,011,219
2Transformers: Dark of the Moon$352,390,543
3The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1$273,445,000
4The Hangover Part II$254,464,305
5Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$241,071,802
6Fast Five$209,837,675
7Cars 2$191,452,396
8Thor$181,030,624
9Rise of the Planet of the Apes$176,711,822
10Captain America: The First Avenger$176,654,505
11The Help$169,425,912
12Bridesmaids$169,106,725
13Kung Fu Panda 2$165,249,063
14X-Men: First Class$146,408,305
15Puss in Boots$143,935,000
16Rio$143,619,809
17The Smurfs$142,614,158
18Super 8$127,004,179
19Rango$123,257,581
20Horrible Bosses$117,538,559
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Post by: BillCable on December 30, 2011, 12:47 PM
International Box Office is always fun to compare/contrast.  BO total is in millions.

1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2$1,328.1
2Transformers: Dark of the Moon$1,123.7
3Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$1,043.9
4Kung Fu Panda 2$665.7
5The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1$654.4
6Fast Five$626.1
7The Hangover Part II$581.5
8The Smurfs$562.5
9Cars 2$551.9
10Rio$484.6
11Rise of the Planet of the Apes$481.2
12Thor$449.3
13Puss in Boots$391.3
14Captain America: The First Avenger$368.6
15X-Men: First Class$353.6
16Bridesmaids$288.4
17Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$282.9
18Real Steel$276.7
19The Adventures of Tintin$274.9
20Super 8$259.9

That's THREE different BILLION DOLLAR films.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on December 30, 2011, 02:19 PM
Thanks for posting those numbers Bill.  Amazing how different the international BO makes things in some cases too.  Always a few movies that will surprise you too (like The Help, Bridesmaids, and maybe Apes), but I think most figured that Potter and TF would be right at the top.  Of the Top 10, I think we've seen/rented 7 so far, and 15 of the 20 (domestic) overall.  Hope to see a couple other ones eventually too.  Any thoughts on next year's top earners?  Here's a few of the notable releases:

Beauty and the Beast 3D (Jan)
The Phantom Menace 3D (Feb)
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (Feb)
The Hunger Games (Mar)
Dr. Suess' The Lorax (Mar)
John Carter (Mar)
Wrath of the Titans (Mar)
Titanic 3D (Apr)
Avengers (May)
Men in Black 3 (May)
Snow White and the Huntsman (June)
Madagascar 3 (June)
Prometheus (June)
Jack the Giant Killer (June)
Brave (June)
G.I. Joe - Retaliation (June)
The Amazing Spider-Man (July)
Ice Age: Continental Drift (July)
The Dark Knight Rises (July)
The Bourne Legacy (Aug)
Finding Nemo 3D (Sept)
Frankenweenie (Oct)
Wreck it Ralph (Nov)
Skyfall (Nov)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (Nov)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Dec)

I certainly didn't list every release, but tried to include kids' movies as those usually fill up some of the box office slots.  Personally, I'm most looking forward to five of those listed - The Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, The Hobbit, Dark Knight Rises, and maybe GI Joe (the trailer looked good anyway).  There will be others I see like Phantom Menace (my first 3D movie), and Twilight (wife is a fan), and some of the kids' stuff (Brave, Madagascar, etc.)  Should be a great year overall though, I know I'm really looking forward to it.  If I had to guess - this far out - what the Top 5 would be I guess I'd go:

1. The Dark Knight Rises
2. The Avengers
3. Amazing Spider-Man
4. The Hobbit
5. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Pt 2

Actually, although I'm really psyched about Spidey, it may be a bit of a wild card, and I could see it finishing fifth or lower as well.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 18, 2012, 12:18 AM
So who is seeing Red Tails this friday?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on January 18, 2012, 08:15 AM
Has anyone here seen Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy?  I think I'm going to check it out with some friends tonight.  I haven't heard much about it, but the critics's scores look good and the one preview I saw looked okay.  I'm trying to go into this one as dark as possible...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on January 19, 2012, 02:49 AM
My dilema is that I want to see 3 movies that all open this weekend plus I kind of wanted to catch Contraband...then next weekend (1/27) is Man on a Ledge and The Grey.  That's way too much so I need to pick maybe 1 or 2 and until the last couple of days, Red Tails was not on the 1 or 2 list.  Now, I'm not sure.

I may try to catch it this weekend but if I do it probably won't be until Sunday afternoon some time.  I'm probably going to see Haywire Friday night.

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Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 20, 2012, 12:32 AM
Sunday afternoon?  With the AFC and NFC championship games on?  I like a good movie too, but they acn wait a week!

(In truth, with a 15 month old in the house, Netflix has become our friend!)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on January 20, 2012, 12:56 AM
I'm a Cowboys fan, I have no horse in this race anymore.  I just don't want to see the Giants win.

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Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Paul on January 20, 2012, 07:35 AM
So who is seeing Red Tails this friday?

Going Saturday.  A WWII movie will always get me to buy a ticket. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: TheSon on January 20, 2012, 09:20 PM
The family and I are going to see Red Tails on Saturday. I am a sucker for any movie with a B-17G or F. The media blitz even has my teenage daughter excited to see it.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on January 22, 2012, 01:38 AM
Watched Haywire Friday night.  I really liked it.  Thought it had a decent story, the action was really well done and Carano did a good job for someone with not experience.  Unfortunately, doesn't look like anyone gave it a chance.

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Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: TheSon on January 22, 2012, 01:44 PM
Saw Red Tails.... This was the reason Lucas is going to retire. Good movie, visually stunning. Core story that could be overwhelming, and weak dialogue.(AKA every movie he has made in the last 20 years) My wife and kids loved it, and all I could think of the entire time is how cool it would be to have a Rougue Squadron movie, which this was with WWII era planes instead of Star wars vehicles.
     This really made me pine for the 90's Lucasfilm Secret Weapons of the Lufftwaffe game. I logged in enough flight time on that game to fly any of the craft for real. I am wondering if anything is in the works for a re-release or remake of that game. One of the best I ever played.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on February 2, 2012, 01:54 PM
I saw a preview for something called John Carter being put out by Disney it looks to be a blatant rip off of Avatar and Attack of the Clones mushed together

(http://www.badhaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/JOHN-CARTER-beast-1.jpeg)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on February 2, 2012, 02:04 PM
It's based on some really old-ass books - "John Carter or Mars" - so it's probably the case where Avatar and AOTC were rip-offs of the source material for John Carter.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 2, 2012, 05:24 PM
You can pretty much think of John Carter as Tarzan on Mars. It does look like fun though.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on February 2, 2012, 06:54 PM
It's based on some really old-ass books - "John Carter or Mars" - so it's probably the case where Avatar and AOTC were rip-offs of the source material for John Carter.
Yeah...but does that mean you have to make it?  I guess it is sort of par for the course as far as Disney goes...the Arena scenes I saw in the trailer are seriously right out of AOTC...
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Diddly on February 3, 2012, 02:27 AM
I caught The Grey earlier in the week... awesome stuff, though very depressing.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: McMetal on February 3, 2012, 09:25 AM
John Carter, Warlord of Mars predates all of that crap by at least a generation.

It was also a comic book in the 70's which was COMPLETELY AWESOME.

Maybe Disney will ruin it, but there is no denying the STRONG GEEK-FU of the original source material.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 3, 2012, 09:26 AM
So how was Red Tails? It seems to have did ok at the box office considering it was up against Underworld. It's pretty much shotdown as far box office is concerned right now. Was it any good? I hear the movie was boyz in the hood meets WWII. Pretty bad movie once you get pass the hype.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/red-tails-a-disservice-to-tuskegee-airmen/2012/01/29/gIQAEkHwaQ_story.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/red-tails-a-disservice-to-tuskegee-airmen/2012/01/29/gIQAEkHwaQ_story.html)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on February 3, 2012, 11:28 AM
"They could turn on a dime, too, as if piloting Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon at warp speed in one of Lucas’s “Star Wars” episodes."

From that article....almost, almost had the reference right but then he screwed it up.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on February 3, 2012, 11:56 AM
The sad part about that article is that the movie partially sucks because Actor A & B starred in this show as a killer, another as a druggie, this one swore. Man, if we weighed all films and things by that standard "Thomas the Train" would be rated R due to George Carlin's narrating.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 3, 2012, 10:37 PM
Well if you listen to George Carlin's narration of "Thomas the Train" from a certain point of view it could be rated R. ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on February 4, 2012, 02:52 AM
I don't know, I haven't seen the film, but, while it's ultimately GL's baby, he had a black director and two black screenplay writers, including Aaron McGruder from "Boondocks," who did the dialog.  He had an Oscar winner and an Oscar nominee starring in the film and they, apparently, didn't have a problem with it.

At the end of the day it's the surviving Tuskegee pilots whose opinions I'd rather hear.  If they have a problem with it then I'd be more inclinded to disregard the movie.

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Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: TheSon on February 4, 2012, 03:28 PM
As far as Red Tails goes,  if you love visual effects on the big screen, go see it now. Overall though I think it is a great movie to rent and watch at home in Bluray.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on February 4, 2012, 03:47 PM
Saw Chronicle today.  It was fantastic.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: McMetal on February 4, 2012, 04:44 PM
Saw Chronicle today.  It was fantastic.

For some reason, I really want to see this too. I'm glad to hear it delivered. Might try to check that out tonight.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 4, 2012, 08:45 PM
As far as Red Tails goes,  if you love visual effects on the big screen, go see it now. Overall though I think it is a great movie to rent and watch at home in Bluray.

Is it one of those "found footage" type films?  It kinda looks like that from the previews.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on February 4, 2012, 11:15 PM
It is found footage - but better than most.  Not a ton of shakey-cam.  If anything, the camera work was steadier than it should have been in some situations.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 5, 2012, 12:01 AM
I'm not anti-found footage movies....I was just curious.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on February 5, 2012, 10:46 AM
Speaking of Chronicle, has anyone seen this?

http://www.nerdist.com/2012/02/death-and-return-of-superman/ (http://www.nerdist.com/2012/02/death-and-return-of-superman/)

"The Death and Return of Superman" from Chronicle's director, Max Landis.  Pretty entertaining, and a few celebrity cameos as well.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 5, 2012, 06:09 PM
Very entertaining. I learned alot. I just wish the f-bombs were fewer in numbers.
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Post by: iFett on February 5, 2012, 06:51 PM
Saw Chronicle today.  It was fantastic.

Not in my eyes, but it was cool to see.  I've had dreams about levitating and screwing with people so that was kinda neat.  This was the only movie to get me back in the theatres though since Super 8.  Teddy bear sequence was awesome, but if you've seen the trailer then no biggie.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on February 7, 2012, 08:13 PM
Very entertaining. I learned alot. I just wish the f-bombs were fewer in numbers.

Is Chronicle that F-Bomb laden?  Just trying to decide whether or not to take my 11 year old to see it.  Looks so awesome, but hopefully not this much language.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on February 7, 2012, 11:44 PM
It's PG13.  Can't recall any F-bombs.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on February 8, 2012, 07:48 AM
I read once that one F-bomb gets a film a PG-13 rating, and two is an automatic R.  Not sure if that holds water.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on February 8, 2012, 07:57 AM
Yeah - you're allowed one if it's not in a sexual context.  They made the most of it in X-men First Class.   ;D
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Tracy on February 8, 2012, 08:45 AM
Very entertaining. I learned alot. I just wish the f-bombs were fewer in numbers.

Is Chronicle that F-Bomb laden?  Just trying to decide whether or not to take my 11 year old to see it.  Looks so awesome, but hopefully not this much language.


Hey Richard - I think MP may have been talking about the "Death and Return of Superman" reference in the same post - not Chronicle.  I would be more worried about my 10 year old seeing how "cool" it is for a bunch of teenagers to wreak death and desctruction when given a gift of a super power.  Just my 2 cents from what I have seen of the previews.  I actually cringe when the previews come on.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on February 8, 2012, 09:28 AM
I would be more worried about my 10 year old seeing how "cool" it is for a bunch of teenagers to wreak death and desctruction

That is the polar opposite of what this movie is about.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Tracy on February 8, 2012, 01:13 PM
I would be more worried about my 10 year old seeing how "cool" it is for a bunch of teenagers to wreak death and desctruction

That is the polar opposite of what this movie is about.

What is it about - I am only going by what it is marketed as by the numerous previews I have seen.  "Ohh - let's crush a can, now let's try wrecking a car, that was fun, what's next - a bus?  Airplane?"  That is only what I have seen - other than that- you are right - I have no idea what it is about - but that is what has been put out there by the advertisers.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on February 8, 2012, 01:23 PM
The story - three teens get telekinetic powers.  It's awesome.  Two are well-adjusted.  One is from an abusive home.  He makes mistakes trying to deal with a terrible situation.  Bad things happen.

There's absolutely no glorification or reveling in violence.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on February 9, 2012, 10:07 AM
Don't forget the shaky cam - if you're not a fan of those flicks (not as bad as others, but..)  Pretty much the entire movie is filmed through the abusive kid's camera.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on March 5, 2012, 08:50 PM
Just ran across this today:

Total Film's 50 Most Hated Movies Ever Made (http://www.totalfilm.com/features/50-most-hated-movies-ever-made/indiana-jones-and-the-kingdom-of-the-crystal-skull-2008)

Kind of an odd list in places.  Indy and the Crystal Skull placed 1, with Phantom Menace at 2.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Morgbug on March 5, 2012, 09:10 PM
Found myself in agreement with an awful lot of the selections.  Too be fair, I've never seen Titanic nor will I ever but I'm content in the notion it sucked.  Boat sinks, insert 3 hours of annoying back story. 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on March 6, 2012, 08:35 AM
"By Crabby Internet Fanbois" should be a sub-heading for this "list."  What a load of crap.  While some of these films as sequels don't live up to some of their earlier films' quality, some aren't THAT bad.  Any list that has IJ:KotCS and TPM so near the top has to be laughable.  To put either of these above any of the Transformers debacles, Battlefield Earth (UGH!!!!!), Catwoman or Batman and Robin is ridiculous.  THOSE are really crappy movies.

Also, and I know I am a voice in the wilderness on this, PLENTY of people liked TPM until it became "cool" to hate it and the box office shows it, even with the rerelease.  This would also apply to Titanic and DEFINITELY to Forrest Gump.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on March 6, 2012, 09:47 AM
Was bored so checked out Project X over the weekend.  Ah man that takes me back.  Good waste of 88 mins  :)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on March 6, 2012, 01:55 PM
Found myself in agreement with an awful lot of the selections.  Too be fair, I've never seen Titanic nor will I ever but I'm content in the notion it sucked.  Boat sinks, insert 3 hours of annoying back story.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZKc574LnBM

Worth a listen.  Language is not safe for work, though.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on March 9, 2012, 10:15 AM
I saw John Carter last night.  It was okay but I wasn't blown away by it.  Taylor Kitsch isn't the best actor in the world and when he's on screen that much, it kind of shows.  He did good in the action parts though.  Still, with Battleship coming up in May, that's a lot of big budget money hanging on him.

I think sci-fi fans and fans of the John Carter series may like this, but it's kind of not friendly to the general public, I don't think.  It's definitely a geek film.  However, the movie was interesting enough that now I'd like to read the books.

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Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on March 9, 2012, 10:40 AM
It's already March but with the real contenders still to come, I think I'm ready to pick my top 5 money-making films for 2012.  No particular order:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Dark Knight Rises
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
The Avengers
The Amazing Spider-Man

The Hunger Games is my wild card and I think it has the possibility of making the top 5 and knocking out The Amazing Spider-Man.  The books are huge and if the movie captures that it could do good things.  However, it's not what you would call a feel good story.  That could turn some people off and word of mouth could stop people from going if they didn't already know what the movie was about. 

The Amazing Spider-Man is also an unknown.  Since it's a reboot, some fans of the previous three (okay, of the first 2) could dismiss this film and others could look at it as "just another Spider-Man movie" and skip it.  Still, SM is a big brand and that should bring in fans.  Plus, Emma Stone is kind of hot right now.

I think Hobbit, Dark Knight and Twilight will be in a race for the overall number 1. 

I looked through most of the year's releases that are known, and I don't see any dark horses in there.  Brave is this year's Pixar film, but I don't see it being top 5.  There's a lot of sci-fi that looks good but nothing beating the films I listed.  GI Joe could go big, but not Avengers big, and won't hit top 5...but I'm thinking it may beat the first one just because The Rock and Bruce Willis are in it.  The new Bourne film could do okay and Snow White and the Huntsman could get some Twilight money...but probably won't be as big.  There's a James Bond film in November and a good, pure action film in Expendables 2 in August.  Not really contenders, though.

There are always surprises, but this year the top 5 seem kind of obvious.

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Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: McMetal on March 9, 2012, 02:27 PM

The Hunger Games is my wild card and I think it has the possibility of making the top 5 and knocking out The Amazing Spider-Man.  The books are huge and if the movie captures that it could do good things.  However, it's not what you would call a feel good story.  That could turn some people off and word of mouth could stop people from going if they didn't already know what the movie was about. 

Here's my take on this movie, having only a vague idea of the plot and cultural zeitgeist:

The previews look boring. I don't know or care about any of the actors except Woody Harrelson and whoever the other adults of importance might be. It strikes me as some kind of tween mash-up of Lord of the Flies and The Lottery. Is this supposed to be some alternate reality or the future? The costumes seem ridiculous, even worse than that DUNE miniseries on SyFy a few years back.

Obviously as a cranky old man I am not the target audience for this thing, but neither am I for Project X or The Chronicle and those both looked a lot more interesting to me.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: BillCable on March 9, 2012, 02:31 PM
I think they're trying to strike gold like Potter/Twilight - adapt a book series that's popular with teens.  I know the books are highly regarded, but that's about all I know.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: efranks on March 9, 2012, 04:08 PM
Think of the Hunger Games as a slightly different take on "The Most Dangerous Game"...similar to "The Condemned," only a much better story (at least in the books).  It's set in a retro-futuristic alternate reality US (think bows & arrows vs cloaked hovercraft...but it works).

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Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 10, 2012, 10:50 PM
The idea of the Hunger games is after a huge war, the United States is broken up into thirteen districts which all serve the Capital city. District 13 was destroyed as reminder not to cross the Captial.  In order to keep the districts under control, every year each district must choose a male and female between the ages of 12-17 to compete in the Hunger Games as tributes to the Capital. The Hunger Games are like Thunder Dome from Mad Max. Everyone enters, one person leaves. The contestents are forced to kill each other in order to survive. Who ever is the last teenage standing is the winner and their district get more rations from the Capital.

PrimRose Everdeen gets choosen. She is 12 and will most likely die in the games. Her big sister Katness voluteers herself to compete instead of PrimRose. Everybody finds weapons in the arena to battle with. Katness boy friend gets choosen to compete too. The arena is forest filled with bio engineered monsters and plants. They need to set traps for each other and avoid the animals and plants that are trying to kill them.

Whats cool is there is an underground resistance group from the destroyed district 13 that is using Katness to spread rebellion to the other disticts. By the end of the three book, Katness is a symbol of the resistance and a big freedom fighter. She leads an assult against the Capital but that is two movies from now.

Granted there are alot of teenage girl type moments in the books but for the most part the story holds together really well. I'm definately seeing the movie. Its not Twilight and no one sparkles however Katness does burst into flames.  ;)
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on March 11, 2012, 01:10 PM
I picked up "Hunger Games" for my wife as she was looking for something new to read following Twilight and all of that.  She ended up buzzing through the trilogy in a couple of weeks, and loved it.  I've since started reading (finished book one, and just started the second on "Catching Fire"), and have to say it is pretty good.  I understand why everyone compares it to Twilight, but they aren't really anything alike to me.  I don't even see why this is necessarily a "teen" book, aside from some of the characters being teenagers.  It is a pretty dark story (at least so far, with no signs of changing), and pretty cool overall.  Early indications are that the movie could be pretty big at the box office this year too, I know I'm looking forward to seeing it.

As far as this year's Top 5, it is hard to predict what will be first...but in no particular order I'd go with relatively the same movies:

The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2

There are some dark horses (like Hunger Games, MIB 3, GI Joe, Brave, etc.), and some that are harder to predict (Spidey), but overall it should probably shake out like that.  From what I've read, it sounds like John Carter (budget of $250) is heading towards a pretty bad opening weekend, finishing #2 for the weekend with around $30.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: name on March 11, 2012, 08:25 PM
  I understand why everyone compares it to Twilight, but they aren't really anything alike to me.  I don't even see why this is necessarily a "teen" book, aside from some of the characters being teenagers.  It is a pretty dark story (at least so far, with no signs of changing), and pretty cool overall. 

Couldn't be more different from Twilight, other than there's a girl who has mixed emotions about which boy she likes most.  But not in a brooding, curled up fetal, pitiful, disgusting Bella Swan sort of way.  In an "I don't have time for this kind of ****" kind of way.

I've been surprised to find how many men among my friends have read this series and enjoyed it.  I think the movie's going to be huge.  The books are very cinematic anyway, and it looks they've got a near perfect cast.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on March 11, 2012, 09:16 PM
My wife and I were talking about why Hunger Games appeals to teenage girls at all...I personally found the story quite depressing and yeah in the end there is a love story...but it is also ultra violent and more a good vs evil in line with all major epic stories.  It definitely has a chance due to that broad (if misplaced) appeal
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on March 11, 2012, 10:07 PM
I've been surprised to find how many men among my friends have read this series and enjoyed it.  I think the movie's going to be huge.  The books are very cinematic anyway, and it looks they've got a near perfect cast.

I read it on a reco from my wife after they read it for Book Club and couldn't pit it down.  Its a great story IMO and we've already booked tickets for opening weekend with a bunch of friends.  I was less impressed with the final book, but I think the first story is just gold.  If they follow the book closely, I think it will easily crack the top 10 movies in 2012.

I didn't read Twilight, but I did see the first flick.  I don't really get the comparison other than them both being marketed as teen boooks.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: iFett on March 12, 2012, 09:52 AM
Looking forward to Bill & Ted 3   :-\  I guess Keanu is scraping the bottom of the barrel there.

Keanu Reeves confirms they are inching closer to making a new sequel:

"Yeah, we have a script. We're trying to put it together. It's a good script too."

Costar Alex Winter then tweeted this confirmation:

-Script done? Check. -We love it? Check. -Green light? Working on it!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: P-Siddy on March 12, 2012, 10:35 AM
Looking forward to Bill & Ted 3   :-\


But how can they ever replace Rufus?
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 12, 2012, 10:32 PM
It could relaunch Alex Winter's career!! 
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: JediJman on March 13, 2012, 12:02 PM
Got my tickets to See Hunger Games opening night. Can't wait!
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Scott on March 21, 2012, 12:28 AM
I saw a preview for something called John Carter being put out by Disney it looks to be a blatant rip off of Avatar and Attack of the Clones mushed together

(http://www.badhaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/JOHN-CARTER-beast-1.jpeg)

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/john-carter-loss-expected-200m-205152656.html

Wow...$200 million down the tubes, Avengers should do fine but I think they are taking a risk with Brave...we shall see I guess
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Brian on March 21, 2012, 12:18 PM
We rented Adventures of Tin Tin this weekend, and I thought it was pretty entertaining.  Nothing mind boggling or anything, but a fun movie nonetheless.  It didn't have quite the "magic" of Raiders, but sort of that same sort of afternoon serial adventure vibe to it that I enjoyed.

We're headed to see the Hunger Games this weekend as well.  My wife got into the series and told me I should try it out, and I've enjoyed it as well.  I'm about 2/3 done with the second book (Catching Fire), and I'm curious to see how the first one translates to the big screen.  The reviews I've seen so far have been very positive, so that's a good sign I guess.  It seems like so many are comparing this to Twilight, and they really are almost nothing alike.  Hopefully that doesn't hurt the movie with the non-tween/teen audience.
Title: Re: Official Movie Thread
Post by: Tracy on March 21, 2012, 01:45 PM
Looking forward to The Hunger Games as well - though I didn't think the novels were as amazing as many others did.  Thought it was pretty good and I agree that the heroine is of a much better stock than that mealey-mouthed-mousey Bella - though she is no Lisbeth Salander.  I will probably catch a matinee during the week after the hype dies down a little.  A lot of my interest comes from the fact the it was all filmed in NC - with quite a bit of it done in Charlotte and two miles up the street at the abandoned Phillip Morries plant.  Quite a few of my friends and their children are extras in the District 12/Reaping scenes - so my curiosity is piqued. 
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Post by: efranks on March 21, 2012, 08:58 PM
Yeah, I'm sorry, but comparing The Hunger Games to Twilight is like comparing a McDonald's hamburger to a Kobe beef steak.

The only thing they have in common is they're books about a teenage girl.

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Post by: Diddly on March 21, 2012, 09:38 PM
I bought the Muppets Blu-Ray today. Never saw it in theaters but I've heard nothing but good things, especially from Former JediDefender Poster Famine.

Looking forward to Hunger Games too. Never read the books but the story sounds interesting and lots of people seem to enjoy them. Plus Jennifer Lawrence is hot. :P
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Post by: TheSon on March 21, 2012, 10:24 PM
I think the Hunger games is going to be huge, because of the the universal appeal that the books have. Everyone in my house from 7 year old boy, 13 year old girl to 30 something mom and dad have read the books and all like them in different ways. I am interested in how well that translates to the screen. Sometimes when something is well written and received, the on screen translation leaves a lot to be desired. The third Harry Potter movie comes to mind in this case. I loved that book, but I don't think I will ever watch the movie again because I thought it was such a crappy rendition. The Lord of the Rings movies, however were the best on screen adaptations that I have ever seen, and would watch those movies every week, (sometimes I do, thanks TNT).
     The difference between this being profitable and a blockbuster is if that universal appeal translates to the screen.
I am not a huge in the theatre movie-goer, but I can't wait to see this on the big screen with the family. I can easily endorse anyone on this sight to read the book. I have not met anyone yet who did not enjoy it, in fact most people ravenously tore into the other two books as soon as they finished the first.
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Post by: JediJman on March 22, 2012, 01:15 AM
Well put.  Less than 48 hours to go for the Friday opener.  I was tempted to haul out the book again this week, but I think I'll enjoy the movie more by not having all the comparisons to the book so fresh in my head.  Here's hoping the translation to the big screen is solid...
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Post by: efranks on March 23, 2012, 03:21 AM
The Hunger Games.  Yep.  It's really good. 

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Post by: JediJman on March 23, 2012, 07:37 AM
T-Minus 12 hours to go...
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Post by: iFett on March 23, 2012, 09:37 AM
Got my tix for ye ole Ultra Screen's viewing tomorrow afternoon   8)
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Post by: JediJman on March 23, 2012, 01:17 PM
A few coworkers went last night.  Not heard a bad review yet.
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Post by: Matt_Fury on March 25, 2012, 12:35 AM
Finally got out to see Act of Valor today.  Excellent!
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Post by: JediJman on March 25, 2012, 11:24 AM
A few coworkers went last night.  Not heard a bad review yet.

Hunger Games definitely lived up to expectations.  Great visuals and very faithful to the book.  I really liked the take on the capital and the battles in the arena.  MY only complaint was that Kat seemed a lot more fierce in the books.  She was constantly conflicted about Peeta being friend or foe and was disgusted in having to kiss him the first time, but the movie's angle on this was much softer.  I think they could have pushed that a little harder in the movie, but everything else was perfect.
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Post by: iFett on March 25, 2012, 12:43 PM
I predict Catnip will be the new IT baby name.   :)  Yes I know that was spelled wrong.
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Post by: Tracy on March 25, 2012, 04:38 PM
I predict Catnip will be the new IT baby name.   :)  Yes I know that was spelled wrong.

It will be a blessed relief from the the influx of Bellas in the past few years ::)
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Post by: TheSon on March 29, 2012, 12:01 AM
Saw Hunger Games tonight.....it was great. The camera work in the scene with Rue was beautiful. Certainly not another Twilight movie, even though there was a trailer..
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Post by: I Am Sith on March 31, 2012, 12:11 AM
Just got back from Wrath of the Titans.  Meh.  Good popcorn flick, but nothing I couldn't have waited for on disk.
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Post by: JediJman on March 31, 2012, 08:18 AM
Just got back from Wrath of the Titans.  Meh.  Good popcorn flick, but nothing I couldn't have waited for on disk.

The ads look visually cool - is the plot halfway decent?  I've been on the fence about seeing this one.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on March 31, 2012, 10:38 AM
It can't be any worse than the last one.
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Post by: Jayson on March 31, 2012, 10:50 AM
Not current, but I just watched Drive last night and man was I pleasantly surprised at the quality of that movie. Ryan Gosling is really quite good in it, as are all the supporting actors. Highly recommended.
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Post by: BillCable on March 31, 2012, 10:52 AM
That's been at the top of my Netflix queue for like 2 months...   :P
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Post by: P-Siddy on March 31, 2012, 11:49 AM
I loved that movie (Drive). It was well-done... the soundtrack, the lack of dialogue at points.
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Post by: BrentS on April 1, 2012, 04:25 PM
Not current, but I just watched Drive last night and man was I pleasantly surprised at the quality of that movie. Ryan Gosling is really quite good in it, as are all the supporting actors. Highly recommended.

I must not have gotten it. I hated Drive. I nearly fell asleep watching it.
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Post by: JediJman on April 2, 2012, 06:33 PM
Hunger Games was the third biggest opening of all time, falling behind the last Harry Potter movie and the Dark Knight flick.  Wow. 
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Post by: BillCable on April 4, 2012, 11:57 PM
Not current, but I just watched Drive last night and man was I pleasantly surprised at the quality of that movie. Ryan Gosling is really quite good in it, as are all the supporting actors. Highly recommended.

I must not have gotten it. I hated Drive. I nearly fell asleep watching it.

I am at a loss for words with just how awful Drive was.  I'd heard so many good things... and I'm baffled as to why.  I can appreciate a good drama, don't get me wrong.  I wasn't expecting Fast & Furious.  But this was like "Slow Motion - The Movie."  "Let's linger for 90 seconds on Gosling's vacant stare."  I really... I mean... was there some underlying literary homage or something I didn't see?  I kind of connected with the romance until the chick's husband showed up... then it didn't make much sense.  And the decisions made by the characters... I've seen better judgement from Bond villains.  I'm just dumbfounded.  Mystified.  (ok, maybe being at a loss for words isn't my main problem here...)  I don't know if I've seen another movie that so totally didn't sync up with my expectations.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on April 8, 2012, 12:08 PM
This is probably old news but Harrison Ford will play Colonel Graff in the upcoming Ender's Game movie. Funny thing is the actor that will plays Graff's assistant is a kid named Han Soto.
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Post by: evenflow on April 14, 2012, 09:59 AM
I don't get the positive review Cabin in the Woods was getting because it was pretty terrible. Not sure if it was meant to be scary or funny but the apparent scary parts made me laugh.
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Post by: Scott on April 14, 2012, 10:32 AM
I don't get the positive review Cabin in the Woods was getting because it was pretty terrible. Not sure if it was meant to be scary or funny but the apparent scary parts made me laugh.
The Minneapolis paper was absolutely gushing about Cabin in the Woods this week.  From what I read they said it was a "smarter" Scream.
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Post by: McMetal on April 14, 2012, 06:22 PM
I don't watch many movies anymore, but I did recently make time for last year's remake of The Thing, which (SPOILER ALERT!) actually turns out to be a nifty bookend prequel to the Carpenter version. I liked that a lot. The movie itself was ok, not an embarrassment to the franchise at all. I thought the conception of the actual alien in (presumably) its unaltered state was pretty cool.

Somewhat less satisfying was Darkest Hour, which I watched last night. Aliens are somehow just less exciting when they're invisible.
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Post by: iFett on April 20, 2012, 11:38 PM
Saw Cabin in the Woods today....I've been hooked on horror flicks since I was a boy.  This movie was no different until almost the end.  Nice twist!   >:D
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Post by: speedermike on April 21, 2012, 07:39 PM
Wow...I  loooooved drive.  I liked the slow pace and the odd choices of dialog.  I also went nuts for the music.  That movie was just so different and cool.

I also thought that Cabin in the Woods was fantastic.  Funny or scary, it was entertaining.  And the last third was very unexpected.  And any movie these days that can surprise me is aces in my book.
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Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on April 23, 2012, 09:16 AM
Saw Cabin in the Woods today....I've been hooked on horror flicks since I was a boy.  This movie was no different until almost the end.  Nice twist!   >:D
All Whedonites must see this film!  His style is all over it!  Spoilers:
I literally LOL'd at the unicorn scene.  Absolute genius!
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Post by: Scott on April 23, 2012, 09:41 AM
We finally saw Hunger Games yesterday.  My faith in humanity already at an all time low went further with the fact that there were several young children in the audience (under 10 for sure)

I'm starting to be like Brent and will not go to the movie theater unless I really, really have to (ie Avengers)

AS far as the movie...awesome.  It was really well done, as others have said, faithful to the book and all around a great movie.  I still do not get how this became a teen girl deal but whatever...
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Post by: JediJman on April 23, 2012, 02:04 PM
I think it was marketed as a Young Adult series because that's the growing segment and it involves teens.  Probably intended initially to capitalize on the Twilight crowd, but it has clearly grown well beyond that target.
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Post by: P-Siddy on April 23, 2012, 04:51 PM
I still do not get how this became a teen girl deal but whatever...

Like Twilight, it has a teenaged female lead. Like Twilight, there's the love triangle. Unlike Twilight, it's a better story. (I know you didn't mention Twilight in your post, Scott, but I know there were comparisons out there.
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Post by: Morgbug on April 24, 2012, 12:10 AM
We finally saw Hunger Games yesterday.  My faith in humanity already at an all time low went further with the fact that there were several young children in the audience (under 10 for sure)

I'm starting to be like Brent and will not go to the movie theater unless I really, really have to (ie Avengers)

AS far as the movie...awesome.  It was really well done, as others have said, faithful to the book and all around a great movie.  I still do not get how this became a teen girl deal but whatever...

Bad Scott, Bad.  Do not emulate me.  I read the comments about marathons preceding the Avengers in the other thread.  A full theater for 12 hours?  I'd never get out of prison because there's no way I wouldn't kill someone over that time span.  Best to just stay away. 

We aren't even letting our daughter, who just turned 12, read the Hunger Games books at this point.  She knows the whole story and premise, but there's no rush. 
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Post by: Jayson on April 24, 2012, 07:15 AM
New G.I.Joe Retailiation Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNUBV9trDoA)
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Post by: Master_Phruby on April 24, 2012, 09:54 AM
Speaking of the Hunger Games. The idea behind this movie has been done before. Back in 2000, the movie Battle Royale  came out from Japan. It has almost the same plot as the Hunger Games except its Japanese violent. Think Hunger Games mixed with Hostel.

Basically the government grabs a class of high school students and puts them in an arena to fight to the death.

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTIzODk2NjYzOV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNjMyMTM5._V1._SY317_CR3,0,214,317_.jpg)
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Post by: Brian on April 25, 2012, 10:56 AM
We finally saw Hunger Games yesterday.  My faith in humanity already at an all time low went further with the fact that there were several young children in the audience (under 10 for sure)

I'm starting to be like Brent and will not go to the movie theater unless I really, really have to (ie Avengers)

AS far as the movie...awesome.  It was really well done, as others have said, faithful to the book and all around a great movie.  I still do not get how this became a teen girl deal but whatever...

I was concerned by the kiddos in the audience as well when we went.  I saw several parents taking kids that had to be seven at the oldest - which seems ridiculous.  Like Brent, I wouldn't let me kid near the books or movie before age 12, if even then.
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Post by: Sprry75 on April 28, 2012, 10:13 PM
Cabin in the Woods was ******* awesome. Blew me away.  Best theater experience I've had in forever.
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Post by: evenflow on April 30, 2012, 01:28 AM
I think i may be the only person on this planet who truly hated Cabin in the Woods.
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Post by: Morgbug on April 30, 2012, 05:35 PM
I think i may be the only person on this planet who truly hated Cabin in the Woods.

I'll let you know in a couple of years when it gets to cable. 
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Post by: Master_Phruby on May 3, 2012, 01:24 PM
Has anyone seen "Almighty Thor"?

It's the return of Richard Grieco!

http://youtu.be/mXsLsQIpT38 (http://youtu.be/mXsLsQIpT38)
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Post by: Jayson on May 3, 2012, 07:46 PM
Yes, its freaking awful. My wife and I love to watch Syfy's "****** Movie Night" (as well call it) on Saturdays. After the kids go to bed we crack the wine/beer and laugh our asses off.

You haven't lived until you see MegaShark vs Giant Octopus with Debbie Gibson (yes, that one) and Lorenzo Lamas or Debbie Gibson and Tiffany in Mega Python vs. Gatoroid. I only wish they were on Skinamax to add some much needed nudity to these abortions of cinema.  ;D
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Post by: I Am Sith on May 3, 2012, 09:06 PM
My wife and I were huge fans of Sharktapus when it came out... :P
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Post by: Master_Phruby on May 3, 2012, 10:39 PM
Did you see "Princess of Mars"? It was on the SciFy channel a few years ago. It makes John Carter look Oscar worthy. The only redeeming quality it had was Traci Lords running around in a slave girl Leia bikini.

(http://bobsbadmovieblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/princess_of_mars.jpg)
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Post by: McMetal on May 4, 2012, 08:46 AM
"Mansquito" FTW!
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Post by: iFett on June 6, 2012, 10:20 AM
I saw MIB3 yesterday just to kill some time.  Meh

Looking forward to Prometheus this weekend though!   8)
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Post by: P-Siddy on June 6, 2012, 11:21 AM
Looking forward to Prometheus this weekend though!   8)

Thanks for the reminder, Mikey!!  Definitely hitting that, though it seems it's going to be an Alien vs. Dead Aliens from the first Alien movie movie.
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Post by: iFett on June 6, 2012, 11:51 AM
Ya this has been on my radar for sometime Steve, but I've stayed away from spoilers mostly.  I guess it's set in the same universe as Alien but isn't exactly a prequel to that movie....and I guess no xenomorphs, but you can definitely make out what looks like a standing human hybrid towards the end of some of the trailers.   :-X ?
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Post by: P-Siddy on June 6, 2012, 11:52 AM
That's the guesses I'm making about the movie from the trailer.  I'm hoping I'm wrong since Aliens vs Predators with humans being there didn't work out a couple times.
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Post by: iFett on June 6, 2012, 11:57 AM
I never saw the 3rd one, but the first two AVP movies were pretty bad....Hoping there's no Predators in this movie.  Not sure why there would be but ya..
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Post by: Master_Phruby on June 6, 2012, 12:03 PM
There was a third AVP movie?
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Post by: iFett on June 6, 2012, 12:05 PM
Predators....sorry - had that wrong.
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Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on June 6, 2012, 12:13 PM
Predators was not a sequel to AVP.  It was actually pretty decent, IMO.  Hard to take Adrian Brody seriously as a tough guy though.
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Post by: Tracy on June 6, 2012, 12:43 PM
Hard to take Adrian Brody seriously as a tough guy though.

Hard to take Adrian Brody seriously at all since he has been doing razor commercials.  He has some of the dumbest facial hair I have ever seen - no way does he come close to pulling it off - he looks like a character in a Comic Book movie.  Or a total tool. ::)
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Post by: Brian on June 6, 2012, 08:59 PM
New trailer for the animated movie "Wreck It Ralph" - sort of an homage to video games old and new, looks kind of cool:

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=61088 (http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=61088)
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Post by: efranks on June 7, 2012, 05:05 PM
I really liked Predators.  The first AvP was pretty crappy and I didn't bother with the second one.

Hopefully Prometheus will be good. I was thinking about going to a midnight show tonight then found that my theater was only showing it in 3D.  Now, just today, I see there's a 2D version playing tonight so...  Idunno...

From the trailer I could see this film being pretty cool in 3D, but I really don't want to sit for 2 hours with a second pair of glasses on.

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Post by: iFett on June 7, 2012, 05:24 PM
Looks like it's getting a 75% on Rotton Tomatoes.  I guess the visuals are fantastic, but there's quite a few plot holes.  Still looking forward to it though.

I don't care for 3D the way it is but couldn't imagine sitting there with 2 pairs of glasses on...that must suck.
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Post by: P-Siddy on June 7, 2012, 06:14 PM
I spoiled myself a bit and read the synopsis on imdb... well, not a bit, but a lot.  Some things made me think, hmm.  Still want to see it.
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Post by: Diddly on June 7, 2012, 11:21 PM
Looks like it's getting a 75% on Rotton Tomatoes.  I guess the visuals are fantastic, but there's quite a few plot holes.  Still looking forward to it though.

I don't care for 3D the way it is but couldn't imagine sitting there with 2 pairs of glasses on...that must suck.

I'm no 3D fan, but since it was shot in 3D, seeing the 3D version would actually be better than 2D.
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Post by: evenflow on June 7, 2012, 11:58 PM
Watched Alien last night in prep of Prometheus. I hope it isnt a let down.
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Post by: efranks on June 9, 2012, 02:45 AM
I'm betting this looks amazing in 3D since it looks gorgeous in 2D.  I ended up going to the midnight showing Thursday night.  The movie has some problems and it feels sort of unfinished, like it's the setup for a new trilogy or something...

It didn't totally suck, but it could have been a lot better.  But, again, it looked awesome and the acting was solid.  The story they went with was decent but the plot fell apart, too many holes.
 
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Post by: JediJman on June 9, 2012, 07:47 AM
I saw Predators on Netflix this week.  I had very low expectations, but it was actually pretty good.  Couple of good twists that I did not see coming.
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Post by: Captain Piet on June 9, 2012, 10:48 AM
Prometheus was oversold in its advertising. Disappointing overall.
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Post by: iFett on June 9, 2012, 08:53 PM
I enjoyed the movie - it had its problems, but I had a good time and look forward to any potential sequels.  Missed a slight scene I saw in the trailer, but that's ok.  Not like the cow from Twister. 

3D sucks
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Post by: Scott on June 10, 2012, 09:23 PM
Saw Prometheus today and actually really liked. I'm not a huge Alien/Aliens guy so I was only mildly interested in this one.  I am a huge fan of Ridley Scott, so for that reason I went.  It sort of reminded me of Alien in that builds to the monsters at the end rather well.  There some horrible plot holes but enough for me to overlook especially Shaw performing surgery on herself and running around 30 seconds later and nobody seems to care (nor does she for that matter)

Michael Fassbender as David was phenomenal...and creepy
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Post by: Rob on June 16, 2012, 03:37 PM
I finally got to see Prometheus today... I loved it.

If you go into it expecting back-story and to see and know more about the ship, instead of wanting Xenomorphs chasing people around, you're going to be happy.

It had so much more story to it than Alien, it's more layered with bigger themes and a more evolved subtext... plot holes or not, it was jaw dropping IMO.

Shaw running around healed is more of a suspension of disbelief requirement than a plot hole (it's the future after all  :P ).  What are some other examples that people had problems with?  I thought it was pretty solid.
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Post by: Scott on June 16, 2012, 04:13 PM
That was my biggest problem...the other was that noone cared that she cut out some alien and left it in the ship
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Post by: P-Siddy on June 16, 2012, 05:19 PM
Shaw running around healed is more of a suspension of disbelief requirement than a plot hole (it's the future after all  :P ).  What are some other examples that people had problems with?  I thought it was pretty solid.

So it could be more like Luke in a bacta tank.  Quick, painless healing.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on June 16, 2012, 06:30 PM
I think Penny arcade sums up the movie pretty well.

(http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/i-LZg3Rz5/0/L/i-LZg3Rz5-XL.jpg)
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Post by: Rob on June 16, 2012, 10:39 PM
That was my biggest problem...the other was that noone cared that she cut out some alien and left it in the ship

She thought she'd killed it (decontaminate) and I don't think anyone else even knew it was there.  That wasn't a big problem for me.
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Post by: Nicklab on June 17, 2012, 11:59 AM
I haven't had the opportunity to see Prometheus yet.  And despite the complaints and bad fanboy reviews, I'm still interested in seeing the movie.  I heard Kevin Smith talking about the movie during the week, and he had a very pointed comment:  this film has it's roots in Ridley Scott's Alien, and NOT James Cameron's Aliens.  That distinction is HUGE. 

I'm hoping to get to the theater to see it in the next few days, and I'll reserve my judgement until then.
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Post by: Scott on June 17, 2012, 12:46 PM
I liked it a lot...I just had a few problems with it.  One thing I don't think I posted is that the Score was phenomenal
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Post by: Matt_Fury on June 18, 2012, 12:01 AM
I saw it in IMAX 3D on Friday and thought it was good.  They definitely left a lot open, so there might be another one down the road.
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Post by: Rob on June 18, 2012, 12:08 AM
I saw it in IMAX 3D on Friday and thought it was good.  They definitely left a lot open, so there might be another one down the road.

The studio is saying that if this one does well they have ideas for a trilogy.
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Post by: McMetal on June 18, 2012, 08:48 AM
I think Prometheus is now ruined for me after seeing that new Sideshow (or whoever) toy of The Engineer.

That singlehandedly ruined the coolest part of Alien to me.
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Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on June 18, 2012, 09:05 AM
I think Penny arcade sums up the movie pretty well.

(http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/i-LZg3Rz5/0/L/i-LZg3Rz5-XL.jpg)
HAHAHAHA!  This!
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Post by: iFett on June 18, 2012, 09:31 AM
#2 at the box office for week two...not bad.  I keep wanting to go see it again.
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Post by: efranks on June 18, 2012, 10:07 AM
What are some other examples that people had problems with?  I thought it was pretty solid.


Spoilery warnings.....


The Engineers; we never did get a good idea of their motives.  Did they come to Earth to create life or destroy it or for something else and we were just a side effect? Why come back to destroy us? Had we done something other than what they wanted or were we not what they wanted?  And either way, why bother with us rather than just start over somewhere else?  Either way, what was their goal?  Their end game?

The Engineer who tried to pilot the ship off the planet appeared to be somewhat different than the Engineer who appeared on Earth.  Was that just evolution or had they been trying to alter themselves and had it partially succeeded?  Was that why we got an early Alien from the Engineer while Shaw popped out a facehugger?  Because, if we had the same DNA, why would we see the start of an acid-blooded, silicon-based life form spring from something based on a carbon-based life form?  Holloway to Shaw to the Engineer?

What did David know?  By the end it seems like his goal was supposed to be to help Weyland meet the Engineers but up to the point we know that, he seems to know more than anyone else about what to expect on the planet.  Why the experiment with Holloway? Did he read something or know something more about what the Engineers were doing on the planet?  If his real goal was to get Weyland a face to face, why all the off-book stuff?  Also, what did he say to the Engineer at the end? Maybe I'm forgetting now, but I didn't think that was explained either.

Then there was Captain Janek who, with one visit to the labyrinth, suddenly knows that it's a military installation and not, well, anything else.  Maybe that's just deductive reasoning, but the movie seems to make it a key