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Artemis@BC
07-16-2012, 10:07 PM
^ Unless I win tix (which I did for the previous 2 Batman movies!) ... I'll wait a week or three. As eager as I am to see this film, I do not dig crowds and avoid them when I can.

Anita18
07-16-2012, 10:57 PM
So who has their Dark Knight Rises midnight screening tickets? :D

Personally, I'm debating whether to see it at midnight or to wait a few days and take a road-trip up to the IMAX theater and see it there. I love the craziness of midnight screenings, but I imagine that this will look fantastic on a IMAX screen.

Early reviews are pretty positive (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_dark_knight_rises/), so at least that's a good sign.
Depends on your city. They might already be sold out. :o

I got mine back in December and they were sold out in January. I've been carrying the tickets in my wallet ever since, because you could only get them in person. :rofl:

So far it seems like the only negative reviews have been from reviewers who miss Heath Ledger (not like anyone could help that...) or thinking that anything less than TDK from this team is a major disappointment.

I do know people who saw it already and LOVED it. :)

allezfred
07-17-2012, 10:38 AM
I saw "Magic Mike" yesterday. :shuffle:

Cachoo
07-17-2012, 05:25 PM
And? (Don't leave us hanging allezfred.) :P

Sofia Alexandra
07-17-2012, 08:03 PM
I've almost been dreading the arrival of TDKR, 'cos I've kinda been expecting the world to see it and go "I Am Disappoint" in unison. :shuffle: But first buzz sounds good...
It won't have the impact of The Dark Knight, what with the circumstances that surrounded that film, but it'll be interesting to see if it can get near/beat The Avengers in the box office. :watch:

...But of course that's irrelevant since they'll both be beat when The Hobbit premières in December. :P

PeterG
07-17-2012, 11:06 PM
Smaller movies coming out this week are listed below. The only one that grabbed my attention was the first one. The imdb.com description is misleading as this looks to be more like "Stand By Me" rather than a war movie or a urban ghetto drama. Hope you'll check it out!

July 18 The War of the Buttons (French family adventure. From imdb.com: “In occupied France, Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but his feelings for Violette, a Jewish girl in danger of being discovered by the Nazis, encourage Lebrac to face the reality of what's happening around him.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O3oosFlnvw

July 20 30 Beats (romantic comedy with Lee Pace and Jennifer Tilly)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Iy6gPnPlks

July 20 Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (Japanese drama). From imdb.com: “An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29El4phRPaw

July 20 The Queen of Versailles (Documentary). From imdb.com: “A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdJYzgJ4CwI

July 20 Grassroots (comedy drama with Jason Biggs, Lauren Ambrose, Cedric The Entertainer and Tom Arnold)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-f3LA9Vc_c

allezfred
07-19-2012, 12:12 AM
And? (Don't leave us hanging allezfred.) :P

It wasn't quite the film about male strippers that I imagined. :lol:

PeterG
07-19-2012, 03:21 AM
I finally got to see Donnie Darko. I was apprehensive because I had heard people talk about how WEIRD it is. So I expected something pretentious in it's weirdness and a movie I would find to be completely unrelatable. But it was neither of those things and I found it to be completely enjoyable. Strange yes, but in an interesting way. It's the first movie I think I've seen where after it finished I thought, "I don't get it...but I like it". :lol: I'm going to have to spend some time at the imdb message boards and see if I can figure it out. I will watch it again at some point with the commentary on, so if I'm still confused at that time, hopefully that will help me understand. :D

Also just watched Patton with George C. Scott. One of those movies I felt that I should watch. For history's sake, not just to get a bit more info about world history, but about cinematic history. It was good, but not great. Watched pretty much the whole thing at double-speed and watched it over three sittings, hoping a couple of days in between viewing would get me more into it. Didn't really happen. But I can cross it off my list now. :)

One movie that was a pleasant surprise was The Darkest Hour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUznviXV-U8). I really like it! Great special effects, not too many plot holes, good pacing. So I was surprised that it has a 4.9 rating at imbd. WTF???!!!

jl22aries
07-19-2012, 07:01 AM
Oh god, I watched Donnie Darko at a local "arthouse"-y theatre's midnight screening with die hard fans and it was INTENSE. It was an amazing movie-going experience, but I did not sleep a wink that night. And yes there were hours of interweb research and it felt like disappearing deeper and deeper into the bunny hole. There is a Donnie Darko website for the diehards that explores the entire movie's mythology and completely rounds out the movie's theories about space-time etc, and expands upon that fictive piece of literature referenced in the movie. I could only do about 5 minutes on that website before my freaked out threshold broke, as much as I morbidly wished to keep delving in.

skatesindreams
07-21-2012, 07:26 PM
I was fascinated by the three "Pre-Code" movies starring Barbara Stanwyck which were shown on TCM last night.

PeterG
07-25-2012, 07:25 AM
Only two smaller movies opening this week, the first I definitely want to see and the second...definitely NOT (in spite of the presence of Mr. M.)

July 27 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (documentary. From imdb.com: “A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.”)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MYFOzP6Xns

July 27 Killer Joe (comedy crime thriller with Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church and Gina Gershon)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxpvzmvFHTM

Wyliefan
07-25-2012, 03:55 PM
July 27 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (documentary. From imdb.com: “A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.”)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MYFOzP6Xns

Thanks for the tip. That looks really interesting!

allezfred
07-25-2012, 04:45 PM
July 27 Killer Joe (comedy crime thriller with Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church and Gina Gershon)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxpvzmvFHTM

That's been in cinemas here for over a month. I've been noticing a lot lately that some films are being released here before the US.

Murdoch
07-25-2012, 04:48 PM
Snow White and the Huntsman doesn't interest me that much, but I've seriously considered going to see it just for the Les Mis trailer. :D

It plays at the beginning of Rock of Ages too... and the Gatsby trailer.

Cachoo
07-27-2012, 09:46 AM
I couldn't sleep tonight and watched a film and I'm still not sure what to make of it. It was called "Hesher" and starred Joseph-Gordon Levitt (sp?)
Anyway I laughed a lot, cried a little and was appalled several times during the film. And I think Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes interesting film choices. He also has those quiet good looks rather than being "pretty." I think I want to watch this one again. Oh and kudos to the person that made Natalie Portman look plain. I didn't think it was possible.