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04-22-2012, 02:39 AM
Must be Peter. But I am certain I saw something on tv with the same exact plot.

04-22-2012, 05:32 AM
I forgot to mention in my previous post that nothing about the idea of a movie based on the game "Battleship" made me think it would be a good movie. But I liked the trailer! :D

Must be Peter. But I am certain I saw something on tv with the same exact plot.

How shocking that a Zac Efron movie is derivative!! :lol:

Tinami Amori
04-22-2012, 06:03 AM
For me only Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

I am considering Hunger Games, yet I can't forget that the original "Battle Royale" was FORBIDDEN for release in USA for many years, and still is. So why the HECK is Hollywood allowing Hunger Games when Battle Royale was forbidden. I guess it's ok when Amerikans make a movie about school kids killing each other and not allowed for the Japanese. Not fair!

04-22-2012, 06:34 AM

Tinami, that's not true. It wasn't banned; they just couldn't come to an agreement re distribution rights. The "banned" Battle Royale has been a widely-circulated internet rumor for years, but there's no basis for it in fact. It was simply a matter of two international companies not being able to come to terms. It happens.

One of the central issues was violence. The Japanese company favored an edited version for mass-release, while the American distributor favored an unedited version in an art-house run. AFAIK, they're still trying to work out a deal. I'd imagine with the success of the Hunger Games, it can now have the best of both: unedited, mass-release.

04-22-2012, 08:27 AM
I hate comedy and scifi thrillers (although I may occasionally like a rare scifi movie), so this is the worst time of the year for me when it comes to watching movies. I will probably see the Marigold hotel, even though it's a comedy. It seems to have a decent cast.

Sofia Alexandra
04-22-2012, 10:57 PM
Out of all the SF films that came out in 2009, Moon takes the silver and District 9 takes the gold, in my book. Both are great examples of how to do SF with relatively small budgets, with D9 providing a textbook example of how to make everything look properly gritty and dirty (i.e. go filming in an actual shanty town built on top of an old landfill). And Sharlto Copley... I watched again D9 only a few days ago, and his performance still blows me away. I believe in Every. Single. Emotion he displays, and that's something I can't say about most of the Hollywood A-list. :P
Also, he's hot. (http://pinterest.com/pin/81416705733676246/) :swoon:

As for recent films I've seen, The Artist sailed straight up to #2 in my Favourite Films-List (District 9 is #1 because Copley and the impact it's had on me, Toy Story 3 is #3). It's probably/possibly the most thought-through and carefully crafted film I've ever seen, and again, the acting! :swoon: Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo didn't need any 3D to pop right out of the screen, they did that all by themselves, and they certainly deserve the praise that's been heaped upon them. You know you're witnessing a great actor at work when you forget that the film's supposed to end happily and really think the main character's going to shoot himself...

Coming films I want to see: The Avengers (need to see Thor first, though), Men In Black 3, Prometheus, The Dark Knight Rises... Bring on the summer blockbusters! :cheer2:

04-23-2012, 10:07 PM
Lindsay Lohan Confirmed to Star as Elizabeth Taylor (http://ca.omg.yahoo.com/news/lindsay-lohan-confirmed-star-elizabeth-taylor-183000333.html)

The 25-year-old actress is confirmed to star in the Lifetime Original Movie, Liz & Dick, as one of the most famous and celebrated stars of all time, Elizabeth Taylor.

“I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor," Lohan said in a statement to Us Weekly. "She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well. I am very honored to have been asked to play this role.” Lohan's last leading role was in 2009's Labor Pains.


I must admit I've always been a fan of Lohan, but I would not necessarily say she would be the first person to come to mind to play Elizabeth Taylor... :shuffle:

04-23-2012, 11:08 PM
I can't imagine her doing any credit to Ms. Taylor - or herself.

04-24-2012, 02:30 PM
I can't see Lohan playing Elizabeth Taylor in any universe. But, let's remember, this is a Lifetime movie, not a theatrical one.

04-24-2012, 03:09 PM
Maybe Taylor in rehab, but not in her prime.

04-29-2012, 11:46 PM
Here are trailers for the rest of the movies coming out in May. The ones going on my "To See" list are in bold.

P.S. Please forgive me for including the uber-violent Jean-Claude Van Damme/Peter Weller film... :D

May 4 First Position (Ballet documentary) From imdb.com: “A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competition's in the world.”

May 4 Last Call at the Oasis (A documentary on the world's water crisis, featuring Erin Brockovich-Ellis)

May 4 A Little Bit of Heaven (Romantic comedy drama with Kate Hudson, Gael García Bernal, Peter Dinklage, Kathy Bates, Treat Williams, Steven Weber and Whoopi Goldberg)

May 4 Meeting Evil (Crime drama mystery with Samuel Jackson, Leslie Bibb and Luke Wilson)

May 4 Mothers Day (Crime-drama horror with Rebecca DeMornay and Shawn Ashmore)

May 4 The Perfect Family (Comedy drama with Kathleen Turner, Jason Ritter, Emily Deschanel, Elizabeth Peña, Sharon Lawrence and Richard Chamberlain)

May 11 Girl in Progress (Comedy drama with Eva Mendes, Patricia Arquette, Matthew Modine and Russell Peters)

May 11 God Bless America (written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwaith)

May 11 Hick (Comedy drama with Chloë Grace Moretz, Blake Lively, Rory Culkin, Juliette Lewis and Alec Baldwin)
NO TRAILER - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEAq8SWbKN8

May 11 I Wish (Japanese drama. From imdb.com: “12-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, begins to believe that the new bullet train service will create a miracle when the first trains pass each other at top speed.”

May 11 Nesting (Comedy romance with no big names. From imdb.com: “When a thirty-something couple set aside the home furnishings catalogue and decide to rekindle their relationship, they return to their old neighborhood and end up squatting illegally in their twenty-something lives.”

May 11 Otter 501 (Documentary) From imdb.com: “A storm grows, a sea otter pup is separated from her mother, and a young woman bound for adventure blows in to town.”

May 11 The Road (Horror crime drama from the Phillipines) From imdb.com: “A twelve year old cold case is reopened when three teens are missing in an abandoned road.”

May 11 Transit (Dramatic thriller with Jim Caviezel, James Frain, Elizabeth Rohm and Harold Parrineau)

May 11 Tonight You're Mine (Comedy with music…U.K. title is “You Instead”)

May 11 A Bag Of Hammers (Comedy drama with Jason Ritter, Amanda Seyfried, Gabriel Macht, Sally Kirkland and Carrie Preston)

May 18 American Animal (Comedy drama with Brendan Fletcher) From imdb.com: “A wild existential comedy about a dying young man who descends into madness when he discovers that his roommate and best friend is leaving for a new job in the morning.”

May 18 Crooked Arrows (Sports drama with Brandon Routh)

May 18 Hysteria (Romantic comedy with Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jonathan Pryce and Rupert Everett)

May 18 Lovely Molly (Horror/thriller from the creators of the Blair Witch Project)

May 18 Mansome (Documentary featuring Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, Adam Carolla, John Waters, Judd Apatow and Morgan Spurlock) From imdb.com: “In the age of manscaping, metrosexuals, and grooming products galore - what does it mean to be a man?”

May 18 Never Stand Still (Dance documentary) From imdb.com: “The film explores why dance matters - to those who create and perform it and to those who watch it.”

May 18 Poliss (Crime drama. From imdb.com: “The daily grind for the cops of the Police Department's Juvenile Protection Unit - taking in child molesters, busting underage pickpockets and chewing over relationship issues at lunch; interrogating abusive parents, taking statements from children, confronting the excesses of teen sexuality, enjoying solidarity with colleagues and laughing uncontrollably at the most unthinkable moments.”)

May 18 The Samaritan (Thriller with Samuel L. Jackson, Deborah Kara Unger, Gil Bellows and Tom Wilkinson)

May 18 Virginia (Comedy drama with Emma Roberts, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Toby Jones, Amy Madigan and Carrie Preston)

May 18 Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (Japanese drama about a new guide dog who is place with a lonely and ill-tempered middle aged man who would rather sleep than be dragged around by a dog.)

May 18 Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story (Documentary. From imdb.com: "The story of Yonatan Netanyahu, commander of an elite Israeli army commando unit who was killed during Operation Entebbe.")

May 25 The Intouchables (Comedy drama from Belgium) From imdb.com: "After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker."

May 25 Mighty Fine (Comedy drama with Chazz Palminteri and Andie MacDowell)

May 25 OC87 (Documentary. From imdb.com: "Director Bud Clayman documents his struggle with OCD and Asperger's Syndrome.")

May 25 Oslo, August 31st (Drama from Norway) From imdb.com: "One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo."

May 25 Hide Away (Drama with Josh Lucas, Jon Tenney and James Cromwell)

04-30-2012, 02:06 AM
None of those movies sound even a little bit familiar to me.

04-30-2012, 03:34 AM
None of those movies sound even a little bit familiar to me.

Post #131 has the list of major releases for May.

04-30-2012, 04:47 AM

I'm gonna have nightmares

04-30-2012, 01:01 PM
Post #131 has the list of major releases for May.

Speaking of better known movies; The Avengers has made about $180m overseas already. So it looks set to meet expectations. :respec: Of those above, I may see The Samaritan because it stars Samuel L. Jackson. :D