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Satellitegirl
03-31-2011, 01:21 PM
I heard the lead actor for Thor, speak yesterday, and he sounds almost identical to Heath Ledger....it's eerie.

Buzz
04-03-2011, 05:56 AM
Still cannot get over the fact that there is yet another Prirates Of The Caribbean movie coming out.

BigB08822
04-03-2011, 06:03 AM
Still cannot get over the fact that there is yet another Prirates Of The Caribbean movie coming out.

I've only seen the first two. I thought the first was OK but the 2nd was just awful. I never saw another after that and don't plan to.

PeterG
04-04-2011, 06:29 AM
I know this one isn't a spring movie...but it's a spring release on DVD... :D

Our local library got "127 Hours" recently and I was so excited to see it! But then I ended up watching most of it at double-time... :( I love both Danny Boyle and James Franco, so I was a bit disappointed. The movie was well done, but there just wasn't much to cover for over 90 minutes. And then they cut out most of what I wanted to see at the end (but luckily included it as an alternate ending on the DVD).

One big plus was the cinematography. The scenery is stunning, and so well-shot. Unfortunately most of the movie takes place in a tunnel/cavern, so we're in the dark a lot. But the images at the start of the movie are truly breathtaking.


Still cannot get over the fact that there is yet another Prirates Of The Caribbean movie coming out.

Welcome to planet Earth. Here, if you can make a buck on something. And then make another buck on it over again. And then over again. And then over again - then you do! P.S. "Buck" is English slang for "dollar" which is a type of monetary currency. It's kinda complicated. Find a library and ask a librarian to "wiki" it for you.

P.S. "Wiki" is a term for...oh forget it... :P

BigB08822
04-04-2011, 07:53 AM
Peter, I just watched 127 Hours this weekend and have the exact same thoughts as you. Interesting story but there isn't a lot to keep your attention. What alternate ending are you talking about? I don't know a lot about the story but I assume it is more about what happened after the rescue?

PeterG
04-04-2011, 05:38 PM
Peter, I just watched 127 Hours this weekend and have the exact same thoughts as you. Interesting story but there isn't a lot to keep your attention. What alternate ending are you talking about? I don't know a lot about the story but I assume it is more about what happened after the rescue?

In the DVD extras, they have "deleted scenes" as one of the extras. I think there are seven deleted scenes, with the second-to-last being the alternate ending. It's about 22 minutes long and starts out the same as the original ending, and then you see the family who first came into contact with Ralston being interviewed. That was followed by scenes of him in the hospital, being interviewed by press and a few other scenes.

It was interesting that this was the alternate ending because as I was watching the movie, I thought, "I hope this doesn't end with him staggering out to some highway and that's where it ends". Even with horror movies, when the last survivor staggers away from the house where they kill off the bad guys, I always wonder, "what happens to them when someone finds them and takes them to the hospital...how do people react to their story....how do they adapt back in their normal life after this ordeal???" :lol:

Mozart
04-05-2011, 05:58 PM
Should I go see Insidious or Lincoln Lawyer tonight?

Buzz
04-05-2011, 08:35 PM
Lincoln Lawyer. But that is because Matthew McConaughey is in it. :D

BigB08822
04-06-2011, 04:25 AM
entire post

Thanks. I figured that is what it was. I am also one who always sits there and wonders what happens at the end of horror movies. Sometimes if we are lucky we might get a peak if a sequel comes about. I always imagine these poor women who have been completely tortured, watched their friends get killed, etc have to be really messed up when they get rescued.

As for this movie, I bet the people who found him were very traumatized as well. Imagine coming up on a person who is clearly dehydrated and near death but is also missing an arm because he had to cut it off himself. I would probably pass out!

PeterG
04-07-2011, 11:29 PM
Like last week, I’ve listed the new movies opening according to how much the trailer wanted me to see the movie. The problem was that almost all the trailers were of an equally high quality, that I want to see almost everything! The movies opening tomorrow:

Meek’s Cut-Off (western with Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Shirley Henderson and Will Patton)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rhNrz2hX_o)
You know how some trailers give away the movie? Well, this one does not…I don’t really know what this movie is about, but the trailer is so good that this is my pick of new movies to see this week.

Arthur (Romantic comedy with Russell Brand, Helen Mirren & Jennifer Garner)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtTVquZ2TFk)
When I heard they were re-making this movie, my thought was :rolleyes:. But the trailer is light and fun…it’s like party you know you shouldn’t miss! :)

Your Highness (Comedy with Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman & Zooey Deschanel)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FplWxtPzWY8)
This one looks like it’ll be really funny, and I’m tough to please when it comes to comedies. Who’s going to go see this? I want an early review! :cheer2:

American: The Bill Hicks Story (comedy documentary)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fifayd7rIwY)
I have to admit that I had never heard of Bill Hicks before hearing about this movie. I almost didn’t include this movie in this thread because of that. But it seems like Hicks was a very smart comedian (and funny, of course), whose life ended too early due to cancer. I was surprised to find that when I wiki’ed Hicks that he had released nine comedy albums!

Imax: Born To Be Wild 3-D (Documentary with Morgan Freeman & Birute Galdikas)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv2Af-H7ZnI)
This movie seems to have everything…beautiful cinematography, funny moments of silly animal (and human) interaction, as well as some sweet, touching moments of how animals care for one another. Another must-see.

Ceremony (comedy with Uma Thurman, Lee Pace & Michael Angarano)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcrrZ0ixTEI)
This trailer was not as the five listed above, but Lee Pace’s beauty means this one is going on my DVD-to-see list if I don’t catch this one in the theatre. I’m interested to hear the reviews for “Ceremony” because maybe this is an example of a decent trailer for a much better movie.

Soul Surfer (Sport action with Dennis Quaid , Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood & Kevin Sorbo)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isjY34VD5jE)
This one could be very inspiring, or somewhat corny (like Carrie Underwood’s performance seems to be – sorry Carrie...love you in your day job!). The lead in this movie (AnnaSophia Robb) looks like she might be the new Dakota Fanning (Robb has starred in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Jumper, The Reaping, Bridge to Terabithia, Race To Witch Mountain and Because of Winn-Dixie).

Henry’s Crime (Comedy with Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga, James Caan and Fisher Stevens)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pQtxaNEVSc&feature=fvst)
This one did not grab my attention, in spite of it’s cast. I’m expecting it’s going to be dumped into a few theatres and then be out on DVD in a few months. Keanu….what up dude??? :confused:

Hanna (Thriller with Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Olivia Williams & Saoirse Ronan)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugireeCoYyU)
I know many of you are looking forward to this one. It looks to be a well-made movie (that cast!!!), but I’m realy sick of the glorification of violence. Two thumbs down. :(


I noticed the following movies on the box office chart for last week that were not on my original list. All deserve a mention…for mainly good reasons.

Queen To Play (Joueuse) – French language film starring Kevin Kline and Jennifer Beals
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX5TplZK9Tg)
This one looks good! I’m glad I decided to watch the trailers for movies that debuted low on the box office chart because I would never have known about this one before. Watch the trailer and see if you don’t agree with me!! :cheer:

Circo (documentary about a Mexican family’s 100 year-old traveling circus)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r64GHP3pmZ0)
This one almost made my “to see” list. It looks like a very well done documentary about an interesting subject.

Alabama Moon (family drama with John Goodman)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvx4p-h_dqg)
Not sure if this one would be one I’d recommend to see with the kids. The trailer makes the movie look like it could be quite corny, but again, maybe it’s a so-so trailer for a much better movie.

The Last Godfather (“comedy” with Harvey Keitel)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amjAYIyMdEw)
This one looks awful. SKIP IT!!!

Wyliefan
04-07-2011, 11:55 PM
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!



He's SO smokin', I don't know why he's not a bigger star. :swoon: I'd rather look at him than Matthew McConaughey any day. Then again, I'd rather look at dryer lint than McConaughey, so, low bar. :) But James really is adorable.

And Hugh Laurie's in this one too? Cool!

BigB08822
04-08-2011, 05:43 AM
I know it wont be included until the Summer thread but I can not wait to see this. I love the cast. Carrell is hilarious, Moore is one of my favorite actresses and who doesn't want to look at a half naked Ryan Gosling?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1570728/

Buzz
04-08-2011, 11:11 PM
Saw Hanna today and liked it a lot. It got a very unique feeling to it, not sure how to put it into words but it is a very good movie. The ending however is a bit predictable. But overall a very decent movie so give a a go if you are going to the movies but not sure what to watch.

PeterG
04-15-2011, 12:56 AM
Not a lot of releases compared to last week. Is Scream 4 such a threat that everybody else is standing way clear of the slasher (flick)?

Scream 4 (Horror with David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Neve Campbell, Anna Paquin, Kristen Bell, Adam Brody, Rory Culkin, Mary McDonnell, Heather Graham & Hayden Panettiere) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlaZfOiGaCU)

Scream 4 looks to be both smart and funny. Oh, and scary, too!! :lol:


The Conspirator (dir. by Robert Redford, starring James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood, Tom Wilkinson, Alexis Bledel, Kevin Kline and Jonathan Groff) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LzovRI4zig)

With Redford directing, and such a good cast, this must be a good movie…but I found the trailer a little dry…


Rio (Animation with Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway & Tracy Morgan) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf6zeRwk5LE)

Doesn’t look like Rio has much of a story, but it does look beautiful.


Atlas Shrugged Part One (Science-fiction with Nick Cassavetes, Christina Pickles & Taylor Schilling) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W07bFa4TzM)

This looks like a movie made with a lacking budget, kind of like a made-for-TV movie for a lesser known cable network. I loved Taylor Schilling in the TV show, “Mercy”…she’s the only thing drawing me into this movie though...

MikiAndoFan#1
04-15-2011, 01:03 AM
Not a lot of releases compared to last week. Is Scream 4 such a threat that everybody else is standing way clear of the slasher (flick)?

Scream 4 (Horror with David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Neve Campbell, Anna Paquin, Kristen Bell, Adam Brody, Rory Culkin, Mary McDonnell, Heather Graham & Hayden Panettiere) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlaZfOiGaCU)

Scream 4 looks to be both smart and funny. Oh, and scary, too!! :lol:

I am dying to see Scream 4! Unfortunately, it doesn't premiere in Portugal until next week. :drama: