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RunnersHigh
03-12-2012, 03:47 AM
I saw John Carter the day before yesterday.

My 13 yo son loved it very much. Not for the characters and actions but for the imaginative story and an unexpected ending.

I also enjoyed it. :D

PeterG
03-17-2012, 02:40 AM
Two movies recommendations for y'all:

The Oxbow Incident (Henry Fonda, Harry Morgan [later to be seen on TV's M*A*S*H] and Anthony Quinn) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIDfzCzdjcs). In a small role is Margaret Hamilton, you remember a little movie she did four years earlier, right? :D

This movie has an 8.2 (out of 10) rating at imdb.com, well deserved. Good performances all around (although a few are charicatures). I've never seen Henry Fonda look so good. Very fit and a kind of pretty/handsome thing happening (kinda like Johnny Depp had at one time). And then...Anthony Quinn appears on screen. Not only does he command the screen through his performance, but I never know he was so astoundingly beautiful. Somebody hand me my fan!!! :lol:

Oh, and if you want to watch the movie right now, the entire movie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0ZzPo86_-k) has been posted at youtube. Not sure how long this will stay up though or if it will removed soon for copyright violation. Or is a 1943 movie no longer under copyright law??

And the second movie is a TV movie: Surrender Dorothy (2006, starring Diane Keaton, Tom Everett Scott, Josh Hopkins [Cougar Town] and Chris Pine) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_HjLBuid4o). This clip is a scene featuring Keaton and Pine...I couldn't find a general trailer for the movie at youtube. This one is a bit of a weepy, so grab your Kleenex before you grab the remote. :)

Cachoo
03-17-2012, 05:33 PM
Enertainment Weekly gave "21 Jump Street" an A-. I nearly fell from my chair. If any film looked awful in it's trailer it was that one. And EW does not give out A's very often.

I finally saw "Hanna" and I have to say the girl that played the British girl that Hanna met in her travels stole every scene imho. I don't know who she is but she was a hoot in the film.

skatesindreams
03-17-2012, 10:42 PM
Two movies recommendations for y'all:

The Oxbow Incident (Henry Fonda, Harry Morgan [later to be seen on TV's M*A*S*H] and Anthony Quinn). In a small role is Margaret Hamilton, you remember a little movie she did four years earlier, right?

This movie has an 8.2 (out of 10) rating at imdb.com, well deserved. Good performances all around (although a few are charicatures). I've never seen Henry Fonda look so good. Very fit and a kind of pretty/handsome thing happening (kinda like Johnny Depp had at one time). And then...Anthony Quinn appears on screen. Not only does he command the screen through his performance, but I never know he was so astoundingly beautiful. Somebody hand me my fan!!!

Oh, and if you want to watch the movie right now, the entire movie has been posted at youtube. Not sure how long this will stay up though or if it will removed soon for copyright violation. Or is a 1943 movie no longer under copyright law??

One of my favorite movies, since I first saw it as a class assignment, many years ago.
A morality play; just as relevant and important now, as it was when first made.

Cheylana
03-18-2012, 04:26 AM
Finally saw "My Week with Marilyn" tonight.
It was kind of boring :shuffle:

PeterG
03-18-2012, 10:28 PM
Major releases for April:

April 4th - Titanic 3D (Adventure, Drama re-release) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aaj1M5wDigg

April 6th - American Reunion (Comedy with Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Tara Reid, Jason Biggs, Eugene Levy, Chris Klein, Mena Suvari, Jennifer Coolidge and Natasha Lyonne) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1akixU65dDY

April 6th - The Cold Light of Day (Action with Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pe0FFjSl2U

April 6th - Damsels in Distress (Comedy with Adam Brody) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co9MJINfLWU

April 13th - The Three Stooges (Comedy with Sean Hayes, Jane Lynch, Larry David, Stephen Collins, Sofía Vergara and Jennifer Hudson) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4IoUo_ZJkY

April 13th - The Cabin in the Woods (Horror with Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Jesse Williams and Chris Hemsworth) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Itzujv4JwU

April 13th - Movie 43 (Comedy with Johnny Knoxville, Gerald Butler, Anna Faris, Seann William Scott, Hugh Jackman, Richard Gere, Uma Thurman, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Kate Bosworth, Kate Winslet, Liev Schreiber, Elizabeth Banks, Justin Long, Kristen Bell, Patrick Warburton, Josh Duhamel, Jason Sudeikis, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kieran Culkin, Tony Shalhoub and Bobby Cannavale) no trailer

April 20th – Chimpanzee (Nature documentary) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb8AeSh1rGs

April 20th - Darling Companion (Drama with Kevin Kline, Diane Keaton, Richard Jenkins, Dianne Wiest and Sam Shepard) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYYoaspzzlg

April 20th - The Lucky One (Drama with Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling and Blythe Danner) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htg8CHNkFtQ

April 20th – Lockout (Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller with Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmAbEgayExs

April 20th - Think Like a Man (Comedy, Romance with Taraji P. Henson, Regina Hall and Gabrielle Union) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxTN4eX4Vss

April 20th - To The Arctic 3D (Documentary narrated by Meryl Streep) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5jzg6sloBs

April 27th - Bernie (Comedy with Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey and Rip Torn) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7VSAFvPq7c

April 27th - The Five-Year Engagement (Comedy with Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt abd Rhys Ifans) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIDCj0olZ3U

April 27th - The Pirates! Band of Misfits (animated Family with Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Imelda Staunton and Jeremy Piven) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzddJ-yxaqY

April 27th - The Raven (Thriller with John Cusack, Luke Evans and Brendan Gleeson) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PGDV1SWRkQ

April 27th – Safe (Action with Jason Statham, Chris Sarandon and Anson Mount) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_6ksxHBklo

Buzz
03-19-2012, 01:25 AM
The Raven ,The Three Stooges, and The Cabin In The Woods Re my picks.

Lacey
03-19-2012, 01:43 AM
If one were to show the Hugo movie to kids, at what age would you start? And the book?

emason
03-20-2012, 10:33 PM
So, am I the only Casablanca fan here who is going to see it tomorrow on the big screen for its 70th anniversary one day only showing? I've seen it before on the big screen, and I'm telling you, I wanted every piece of bling that Ilsa Lund was wearing. That jewelry just sparkles and pops right off the screen?

Artemis@BC
03-20-2012, 11:17 PM
About the only film in theatres right now that I have any enthusiasm for is Salmon Fishing in the Yemen -- and it's only playing at 1 art house way across town.

But meanwhile I'm catching up on my DVDs. Had a whole bunch come in at the library recently. Most notably:

One Day -- better than I expected (and Jim Sturgess is still :swoon:), but the book was still better.

Young Adult -- not quite what I expected, enjoyable but not rave-worthy.

Take Shelter -- fabulous. (And what a year Jessica Chatain had last year!)

Another Earth -- also fabulous, in a quiet kind of way.

Like Crazy -- meh. I didn't give a crap about the characters, and I am so over hand-held cameras.

London River -- incredible and heart-breaking.

J. Edgar -- meh. Di Caprio is his usual throw-himself-into-the-performance great self ... but I just didn't care. Not up to Eastwood's usual quality -- but then, the subject matter has a lot to do with that.

Martha Marcy May Marlene -- haunting. In a good way. And hey, who knew, one of the Olsen sisters can act!

Anonymous -- snore. Neat concept but terrible delivery.

Our Idiot Brother -- sweet. Exactly what I expect from Paul Rudd.

Picking up at the library tomorrow for this weekend's viewing: Midnight in Paris, The Ides of March, and Margin Call.

PeterG
03-21-2012, 05:33 AM
My friend Arnold helped me buy a new computer today and then I took him to see "John Carter" for helping me out. Loved it! Really good story for such a popcorn movie. I wonder why they releases it at this time of year instead of late spring or summer when it could have made so much more money. Taylor Kitsch looked very edible :lol: and the female lead was also very striking. They had good chemistry and how her character was portrayed seemed to be one of the least sexist portrayal of a female character in this type of movie that I have seen in a long time. The effects were all great and I loved the cinematography, very beautiful movie to take in.

We saw it in 3D plus something like AVDUX or something (an extra two dollars, on top of the three dollar glasses rental/3D viewing charge). I can't remember the exact acronym, but it means really good sound. My wisecrack to Arnold was "it's going to have sound instead of subtitles??" :P

Buzz
03-21-2012, 01:09 PM
According to news reports Disney expects to take a $200m hit on John Carter. In other words the movie is officially a bomb. Didn't think it was that bad myself.

kwanatic
03-21-2012, 03:44 PM
I saw the trailer for "Snow White and the Huntsman" and I'm so torn...

I'll start by saying the movie looks like it's going to be pretty good. I like the look and feel of the movie. The retelling of fairy tales is as hot as vampires were two years ago so media is being inundated with shows and movies of that genre ("Alice in Wonderland," "Once Upon a Time," "Grimm," "Mirror Mirror," etc.). This one looks like it'll fit in among them easily enough.

I love Charlize Theron as the queen. She's freaking gorgeous but you know she has no issue pulling off an evil queen b*tch monster. The huntsman is that sexy guy from "Thor"; I didn't see the movie but everyone who did said it was really good...and he's hot so that's a plus.

The only thing that is going to stop me from seeing this movie is Kristen Stewart. I think they could have done a much better job in casting Snow White and if they had, this movie would be at the top of my list of movies to see, right behind "Dark Knight Rises." They're going by Stewart's popularity (?) from the "Twilight" movies and I don't think that was necessary. Given the strong lead of Theron, the "Thor" guy and the concept, the producers should have used this as an opportunity to find some new talent to put into the spotlight. *shrugs* Anyone would have been better than Stewart IMO. I'm not sure I can sit through 2 hours of her on the screen without liquor as a buffer. I abhor the "Twilight" movies so I guess that's what I'm basing her acting off of. Maybe I should give her a chance to redeem herself outside of that one-dimensional whiny and angsty role...eh, we'll see.

DarrellH
03-21-2012, 03:45 PM
According to news reports Disney expects to take a $200m hit on John Carter. In other words the movie is officially a bomb. Didn't think it was that bad myself.

I think critics decided it was a bomb, before it was even released. Most reports I've read from the general public, seem to show that people liked the movie. Shame it will keep this bad reputation, because it could have made a very good series of films.

Cyn
03-23-2012, 03:57 PM
Major releases for April:

April 4th - Titanic 3D (Adventure, Drama re-release) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aaj1M5wDigg

Is anyone planning to go see this?

I'll admit that I saw Titanic five times in movie theatres :o :slinkaway, but in my defense, it wasn't due to the crappy Rose/Jack :rolleyes: :blah: twue wuv twagedy; it was for the incredible sound, special FX, musical score/soundtrack, and all of the technical aspects of filmmaking that made the movie incredible.

I saw it

- twice on regular movie screens,
- once at a theatre with enhanced sound,
- twice at the Fabulous Fox Theatre's (http://foxtheatre.org/) Summer Movie Series (shown on a gigantic, concert stage-sized screen with concert venue sound). We waited in line for over three hours both times to get in as it was General Admission. We sat in the 4th Row in the Center Section, and being that close to the screen was almost like being on the ship itself :lol:.

It's being shown in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D, and we're going to try and go see the IMAX one if we can get tickets.