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Buzz
04-17-2012, 01:33 PM
An Indie film about the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and starring Ashton Kuchner will focus on Jobs early years at Apple. In other words it sounds like a re-make of TnT's 1999 movie Pirates of Silicon Valley which is too bad.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-57414631-501465/steve-jobs-movie-starring-kutcher-to-focus-on-ceos-early-years/

PeterG
04-18-2012, 02:36 AM
Okay movie buffs, I am needing your help!

My Mom told me about a movie she saw, which had a theme song that she loved. The movie is from approximately the late 1940's and is about people leaving a psychiatric insitution. It is a "bring the Kleenex" kind of movie. The song my Mom said she liked has the words "going home" in it (perhaps that is the name of the song).

Any thoughts?

galaxygirl
04-18-2012, 03:15 AM
ANOTHER "hugo" that dunno what it's talkin' about. "Moon" won like my "most pointless gibbering film" award, whereas "District 9" ROCKED, plus it was FUNNY, as in :rofl:funny. Hell, so was "Star Trek"!!
"Moon" was frick-in b_o_r_i_n_g.:P

:lol: I loved Moon and couldn't finish District 9.

Grannyfan
04-18-2012, 03:32 AM
In response to PeterG's question above, it must be The Snake Pit. Here's a link to the music info. from IMDB.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040806/soundtrack

PeterG
04-18-2012, 07:48 AM
In response to PeterG's question above, it must be The Snake Pit. Here's a link to the music info. from IMDB.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040806/soundtrack

Wow, thanks! I'm going to play this for my Mom tomorrow and see if it's what she was thinking about. :40beers: :)

cruisin
04-18-2012, 03:10 PM
Don't know if this has been mentioned. But, is anyone going to see Dark Shadows? It is Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. So, even if it's bad, it will be good :lol:. I remember the soap opera from the 70's. Should be camp, if nothing else.

skatesindreams
04-19-2012, 07:13 PM
The reason why the soap opera worked is that it was played absolutely "straight"; by some fantastic actors.

Over time, they worked dramatizations of historic events (the Salem Witch Trials) - and many literary classics - (Dante's Inferno, the Aeneid, etc;. and the standard "horror" literature into their basic plotline.
I researched and read all these things because of the show.
Much as I like Johnny Depp, I'm not interested a a "camp" treatment.

emason
04-20-2012, 01:35 AM
On a totally different subject, I went to see Jiro Dreams of Sushi today; it's a documentary about 85-year-old Jiro, considered by many to be the greatest sushi master in the world. It was insightful and charming and funny and the food porn was amazing; I wanted to reach into the screen and eat everything.

agalisgv
04-21-2012, 01:06 AM
I hadn't heard of it before either. The director is Duncan Jones. He also directed Source Code (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0945513/), which was another well thought out, intelligent SF film. He has two other movies planned out that are in the same time and universe as Moon, and they will be on my "must watch" list. Okeydoke--I saw Moon.

I liked aspects of it, but it's scifi in the vein of Solaris--no real emotional pull or connection, and more appealing to intellect.

I don't have a problem with that, but it's definitely not an adrenaline booster.

My complaints with the movie were the major plot developments were sufficiently highlighted by the script, sound, and visuals. I cheated and looked at the plot on wiki before I saw it :shuffle:, but if I had not have done that, I would not have caught a few key plot developments.

The pacing is slow, which is somewhat in keeping with being out on the moon alone with nothing to do but work. But sometimes the plodding nature didn't really advance anything after a certain point. I think quite a bit could have been edited.

The sound at the end was really unclear, so without reading what they were saying, I would have no idea what direction the movie was heading. Also, the wiki write-up neglected a key statement at the very end (the last thing audible) that would give a very different take on the ending IMO.

So in short, intellectually it appealed to me, and the story itself was very provocative and stood on its own. I'd be interested in seeing any sequels.

Thanks for the recommendation!

Buzz
04-21-2012, 07:51 PM
Looks like Friday numbers shows Think Like A Man will be #1 with that sickly sweet The Lucky One finishing in #2 spot with Katniss & Co. finishing in 3rd.

PeterG
04-22-2012, 01:41 AM
The major releases for May (I will post links to the smaller/independent movies later this week):

May 4th - The Avengers (Action, Adventure with Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Stellan Skarsgård)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOrNdBpGMv8

May 4th - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Comedy, Drama with Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Tom Wilkinson and Maggie Smith)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDY89LYxK0w

May 4th – LOL (Comedy, Drama with Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore, Ashley Greene, Thomas Jane, Jay Hernandez, Marlo Thomas, Gina Gershon, Fisher Stevens and Nora Dunn)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ1bI4K1VqQ

May 11th - Dark Shadows (Horror, Thriller with Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Chloe Grace Moretz and Jonny Lee Miller)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isjg9O7ifwM

May 11th - Where Do We Go Now? (Drama featuring unknown cast)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBGuk2lfZdc

May 16th - The Dictator (Comedy with Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Anna Faris, Megan Fox and John C. Reilly)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYplvwBvGA4

May 18th – Battleship (Action, Adventure with Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna and Liam Neeson)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDMXkPfxjOc

May 18th - What to Expect When You're Expecting (Comedy, Romance with Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Chace Crawford, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Joe Manganiello and Cheryl Cole)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wuIltIHQXY

May 25th - Chernobyl Diaries (Horror, Thriller with Jesse McCartney)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq47T48u8Zo

May 25th - Men in Black 3 (Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi with Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Emma Thompson, Josh Brolin and Nicole Scherzinger)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyaFEBI_L24

May 25th - Moonrise Kingdom (Drama with Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton and Harvey Keitel)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP0QJ_Ba1Bs

Buzz
04-22-2012, 01:46 AM
What To Expect When You're Expecting and Avengers.

Buzz
04-22-2012, 01:54 AM
Am I the only one who could remember a made for tv movie some time ago with the same plot as "The Lucky One" on tv some time ago? Was the novel ever adapted for television?

PeterG
04-22-2012, 02:03 AM
I'm most looking forward to The Dictator as I think Sacha Baron Cohen is brilliant. Add to that the cast of Ben Kingsley, Anna Faris, Megan Fox and John C. Reilly and I think we might be in for an incredible ride!! :cheer2: :rofl:

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel looks to be a hidden treasure if the trailer is any measure. However LOL look anything but. I love Demi Moore, but is this the only thing available to her these days? A freakin' Miley Ray Cyrus movie??? :(


Am I the only one who could remember a made for tv movie some time ago with the same plot as "The Lucky One" on tv some time ago? Was the novel ever adapted for television?

Apparently we've all blocked it out! :D

rjblue
04-22-2012, 02:19 AM
My complaints with the movie were the major plot developments were sufficiently highlighted by the script, sound, and visuals. I cheated and looked at the plot on wiki before I saw it :shuffle:, but if I had not have done that, I would not have caught a few key plot developments.
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The sound at the end was really unclear, so without reading what they were saying, I would have no idea what direction the movie was heading. Also, the wiki write-up neglected a key statement at the very end (the last thing audible) that would give a very different take on the ending IMO.
Thanks for the review. I'm glad you checked it out. I've been trying to get a few movie buff friends at work to watch it.

I looked at the wiki too, but my husband and son didn't and they didn't miss anything.

I didn't understand any of the audio at the end. I didn't realise that it told more of the story until I read about it. I like how he has set it up for more movies of the same setting, without having to be direct sequels.