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MikiAndoFan#1
03-26-2011, 09:18 PM
I just watched the official trailer for Thor - it looks awesome! :respec:

PeterG
03-29-2011, 07:31 AM
Movies I'm most looking forward to this season (a list which will change as unlike the Winter movie thread, I did not watch youtube trailers for most of the movies on the long list in the first post of this thread):

1. Bad Teacher (Comedy with Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel & Justin Timberlake)

- wicked trailer with great writing and performances

2. Incendies (French drama about twins searching for lost sibling in the Middle East)

- this one almost didn't make the list, but the trailer was so good I had to include it and the more I think about it, the more I want to see it!

3. Scream 4 (Horror with David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts & Hayden Panettiere)

- should be a great popcorn movie...plus the cast is first-rate

4. Something Borrowed (Romantic comedy with Kate Hudson, John Krasinski & Colin Egglesfield)

- looks to be well-written, plus I'm looking forward to seeing Kate Hudson playing against type (rent Kate's "The Skeleton Key" if you wanna see a great thriller/scary movie)...and this movie stars the stunningly beautiful Colin Egglesfield! :swoon:

5. Thor (Action/adventure with Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins & Chris Hemsworth)

- great trailer

6. The Beaver (Comedy drama with Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Jennifer Lawrence & Anton Yelchin)

- this is on my list because I love anything and everything about Jodie Foster (well, probably not her love-on for Mel Gibson...but I'm not going to let his presence get in the way of what could very well likely be one of the best movies of the year)

7. Super 8 (Science-fiction with Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Ron Eldard & Noah Emmerich)

- the trailer is a bit corny, but the movie is written and directed by J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg is one of the producers. It doesn't hurt that the cast includes Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning (who seems to be following in her sister Dakota's footsteps of picking interesting movies....and being great in them!)

8. The Conspirator (dir. by Robert Redford, starring Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Tom Wilkinson)

- don't know anything about this movie...but the director! The cast! (which also includes Evan Rachel Wood, Alexis Bledel, Justin Long, Kevin Kline, Danny Huston, Colm Meaney and Jonathan Groff).

9. X-Men: First Class (Science-fiction with James McAvoy, Rose Byrne & Jennifer Lawrence)

- great cast and starting over (sort of) might give this one an extra boost of energy (not that the series needs it, but more fireworks won't hurt this kind of movie)!

10. Apollo 18 (Sci-Fi horror)

- the trailer doesn't look all that great, but I like the premise...this could be a bit of a sleeper

Honourable mentions:

Ceremony (comedy with Uma Thurman, Lee Pace & Michael Angarano)

- I like Uma (even though her movies have not been doing well the last few years) and I have such a crush on Lee Pace after seeing him in "The Fall". "The Fall???", you say? Yes, "The Fall". You must see this movie!!! Here's the trailer:

"The Fall" - The Best Movie You've Never Seen Cuz You've Never Heard Of It (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwsYyRc9j4g)

Soul Surfer (Sport action with Dennis Quaid , Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood & Kevin Sorbo)

- This could be great...or :rolleyes: (The presence of Quaid and Hunt make me think it could be great...but then there's the presence or Hercules and Carrie Underwood's stiff performance in the trailer...)

Buzz
03-29-2011, 07:45 AM
This is going to be a great year for comic book movie fans like myself! :cheer:

BigB08822
03-29-2011, 07:55 AM
I saw The Fall a couple of years ago. I had very loud company over (well my bf did) and I tried to watch it in the bedroom. I was sick so I didn't feel I was being rude. I liked what I saw but I missed so much of the dialogue that I want to see it (hear it?) again.

Artemis@BC
03-29-2011, 05:16 PM
I can't believe you omitted Hobo with a Shotgun (http://ca.hobowithashotgun.com/). He's Rutger Hauer, and he's delivering justice, one shell at a time.

:rofl:

oleada
03-29-2011, 05:21 PM
Hanna looks awesome :cheer:

PeterG
03-29-2011, 07:21 PM
I can't believe you omitted Hobo with a Shotgun (http://ca.hobowithashotgun.com/). He's Rutger Hauer, and he's delivering justice, one shell at a time.

:rofl:

Perhaps my insensitive snub will be alleviated by the Oscar haul this movie takes home next year... ;)


I saw The Fall a couple of years ago. I had very loud company over (well my bf did) and I tried to watch it in the bedroom. I was sick so I didn't feel I was being rude. I liked what I saw but I missed so much of the dialogue that I want to see it (hear it?) again.

This movie is good for any one of the following reasons:

1. The story is both fantastical and touching. The relationship between Lee Pace's character and the little girl is amazing. In the DVD extras, they talk about how the young actress had never done any acting before. Guess that's why her performance is so real!

2. It is one of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen. The locations, the costumes, the cinematography. The director spent years planning this movie and used his own money (to the very last cent) to get this movie made. He also directed "The Cell" (with Jennifer Lopez) which is also one of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen.

3. Lee Pace. He is so good in this movie. And not only is he stunningly beautiful, but the director takes full advantage of this beauty in how Pace is filmed...like he does with every other aspect of this movie. You could watch the movie with the sound off and love it...but turn it up!! :D

Veronika
03-29-2011, 07:23 PM
I'm looking forward to Something Borrowed on 5/06/11...it's one of my favorite books of all time, but I'm sure the movie won't be as good. :P

millipied
03-29-2011, 08:20 PM
Well, Hanna is getting early raves on twitter from press screenings.
http://www.crazycritics.com/page/hanna-2011-movie-reviews

oleada
03-29-2011, 08:26 PM
Well, Hanna is getting early raves on twitter from press screenings.
http://www.crazycritics.com/page/hanna-2011-movie-reviews

Thanks for those links. I am really excited for this movie based on the previews and it's great that the reviews are matching my expectations!

BigB08822
03-29-2011, 08:32 PM
Hanna seems like a better acted and hopefully better realized version of Salt.

Aceon6
03-29-2011, 08:34 PM
Apr. 1st – Hop (Comedy with Russell Brand, James Marsden, Hugh Laurie & Chelsea Handler) - This is on our must see list. We're bunny people.

Apr. 1st – Win Win! (Comedy with Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale & Jeffrey Tambor) Looks interesting and the reviews are quite good.

Apr. 8th – Arthur (Romantic comedy with Russell Brand, Helen Mirren & Jennifer Garner) Do we really need a remake?

Apr. 8th – Soul Surfer (Sport action with Dennis Quaid , Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood & Kevin Sorbo) Not sure I could take 90 minutes of this.

Apr. 22nd - Water For Elephants (Drama with Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson & Christoph Waltz) This on my "might" list.

June 17th - Green Lantern (Science-fiction with Ryan Reynolds,Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard &Tim Robbins) See Arthur.

Cyn
03-30-2011, 09:06 AM
I don't expect that Atlas Shrugged is high on most members' lists of movies to see this Spring.

As of now (because it's an Indie Film), it's slated for limited release :wall: :mad:. The "Theaters" page of the Official Website (http://www.atlasshruggedpart1.com/theaters) lists the following states/cities where it's currently scheduled for release:

Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
D.C.
Florida
Illinois
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Jersey
New York
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Washington

On the same page, there's a "Demand Atlas Shrugged" link on the same page if you're interested in bringing it to where you live.

So far, the cities with the highest requests are:

Atlanta, GA - 1705 :cheer2:
Orlando, FL - 469
Raleigh, North Carolina : 463
Jacksonville, Florida : 380
Dayton, Ohio : 366
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania : 354
Minneapolis, Minnesota : 270
Austin, Texas : 223
Houston, Texas : 215
Richmond, Virginia : 214

…….And growing! :respec:

PeterG
03-31-2011, 01:35 AM
Eight major releases coming out Friday. Holy busy week!! I'm listening them in order from best to worst (according to the trailers, of course)!


Source Code (Sci-fi thriller with Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga and Michelle Monaghan) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkTrG-gpIzE)

This one looks really good. And it never hurts to have Jake G. to ogle over for a couple of hours! :grope:


Super (Action comedy with Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler & Kevin Bacon) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL57ncw2jr8)

I'm not a Rainn Wilson fan (although I am an Ellen Page fan), so this one didn't grab my interest initially, but the trailer just got better and better. Now this is one I really want to see! :cheer2:


Win Win! (Comedy with Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale & Jeffrey Tambor) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbe33D59euY)

For me, a little Paul Giamatti goes a long way. So my expectations were not high for this one, but the trailer is really good. A big plus for this one is the writer/director: Tom McCarthy, who did "The Visitor" and "The Station Agent" - two movies that I looooooved!


Hop (Comedy with Russell Brand, James Marsden, Hugh Laurie & Chelsea Handler) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HExP4izD358)

"Hop" looks like a great movie to take the kids too, one that adults will enjoy as well. Not sure if I'd go on my own to see it. Although James Marsen looks smokin' as usual!


Wrecked (Psychological thriller with Adrien Brody) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKUtFGg09xk)

It looks like "Wrecked" is being dumped into theatres for a (very?) limited time before it goes to DVD, much like Halle Barry's "Frankie and Alice". As for the trailer...you know how some give away the whole movie? This one is the exact opposite...it shows so little that there's not much to make me want to go see the movie... :(


Cat Run (Action comedy with Janet McTeer, Christopher McDonald & D. L. Hughley) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEjBr_kLYVs)

"Cat Run" looks like a British movie trying to be a Hollywood movie. Like it's trying too hard and throwing in all the cliche's. Plus it's got the stereotyped black goofy sidekick... :rolleyes:


Insidious (Horror with Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne & Barbara Hershey) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1YbOMDI59k)

I'm going through an "I-love-horror-movies" phase (plus I have a serious crush on the beautiful Patrick Wilson), so expectations were high for this one. :blah: I can hardly remember what it's about and I watched the trailer less than half an hour ago... :(


Trust (Drama with Clive Owen & Catherine Keener) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhufUDjSKyQ)

The trailer made this one look like it's one of those vigilante movies where the Dad/husband/whatever takes the law into his own hands and using violence to show how much he opposed violence. At one point while watching the trailer, I thought to myself, "Disgusting!" :vomit:


Essential Killing (Thriller with Vincent Gallo and Emmanuelle Seigner) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0CR2N4xbfQ)

"Essential Killing" was listed only on the website for one of my local theatres, imdb.com says it was releases in October 2010. But maybe it's only being released in North America now. I'm including it here because the trailer was good, even though there was little or no dialogue in it. Which is not a problem as this is a dramatic action movie. :D


In A Better World (just won Best Foreign Film at the 2011 Academy Awards) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2d528Nh-Kw)

This one made me think of the "Trust" trailer. People taking the law into their own hands and fighting violence with violence. But it did win the Academy Award, so I'm hoping it will be a bit more intelligent than that.


There is another film out April 1st called “Rubber” which has the most idiotic trailer that I have ever had the displeasure of viewing. So I am not including a link for it! You are welcome. :D

Buzz
03-31-2011, 07:51 AM
So many movies so little time, and since Easter is coming there are going to be a lot of children's movies opening up. Still say Hop looks like to most appealing of friday's opening movies. :D