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Wyliefan
07-27-2012, 02:28 PM
It plays at the beginning of Rock of Ages too... and the Gatsby trailer.

Yes, well, I'd rather clean the bathroom floor with my tongue than see Rock of Ages. :lol: But thanks anyway!

immoimeme
07-29-2012, 10:28 AM
"blind chance" arrived. v thought provoking re: free will vs destiny. some not so subtle irony in the title too. also re-watching "the decalogue" kieslowski is (was) absolute film god.

PeterG
07-30-2012, 07:47 PM
I finally got to see a movie I wanted to see for a long time, You Don't Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZrERVO19Dg) which is about Omar Khadr, whose family lived in Canada, Pakistan and Afghanistan at different times of his life. At 15 years of age, Khadr is accused of killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan. He is taken to Guantanamo and in this film, Khadr is interviewed by Canadian intelligence personnel the year after he was taken to Guantanamo.

From wikipedia:


Sam Kressner, writing in Filmcritic.com, wrote that[14]:

"The question posed in You Don't Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantánamo is not that of Omar's innocence. We will never know what truly happened. Rather, the crux of the film lies in the legal "black-hole" that Guantánamo detainees find themselves in. Is it possible to hold a man, let alone a child, accountable to the status of Prison of War, illegal under United Nations law since the days of the Nuremberg Trials?"[14]

This film only shows us a part of Khadr's story but it certainly carries a whallop. It might be tough to find this movie, as this 2010 item seems to be out of print already and only one copy of it on sale at amazon. :( But if you can find it (I did at a local library), I definitely recommend it.

Cyn
07-31-2012, 07:30 AM
Four more days until I get to go see Total Recall :biggrinbo .

I hardly expect it to be anything like Phillip K. Dick's "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale," and from what I've heard, there are several differences between this one and the original movie with Ahnold and Sharon Stone, but it looks like it has the potential to be a :kickass: sci-fi action flick.

Of course, my Colin Farrell :grope: might be clouding my judgement a bit here, but any movie that has a hooker (not named Destiny :P ) with three boobs is made of win if not for being good, but for cheesetastic fun.

IceAlisa
07-31-2012, 08:05 AM
Pardon my stupid question but is Total Recall a remake of Ahnold's movie? If so, I could get into that.

orbitz
07-31-2012, 05:02 PM
Four more days until I get to go see Total Recall :biggrinbo .


Any film with Jessica Biel as one of the leads can't be that good :P.

PeterG
07-31-2012, 07:44 PM
In addition to the big movies opening this week, there are NINE smaller films opening. And two of them are Christian Slater actions movies!!! What a great day for us FSU movie fans!!!! :cheer2: :respec: :cheer: :40beers: :rofl:

/sarcasm

Okay, so that was mean. The second one in the list seemed like it might be watchable (or was that just the presence of Sean Bean?) Anyway, here's this week's smaller movies, the ones I want to see are in boldface:

August 2 Craigslist Joe (Adventure documentary. From imdb.com: “In a time when America's economy was crumbling and sense of community was in question, one guy left everything behind to see if he could survive solely on the support and goodwill of the 21st century's new town square: Craigslist.”)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-Z-BsTa8A4

August 3 360 (Drama with Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Foster and Jude Law)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElLF2VgeYxg

August 3 Assassins Bullet (aka Sofia – Action thriller with Christian Slater and Donald Sutherland)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0m6kazVfTg

August 3 The Babymakers (Comedy with Olivia Munn, Paul Schneider and Aisha Taylor)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BEmt4YI6qo

August 3 Celeste and Jesse Forever (Comedy drama with Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Emma Roberts and Elijah Wood)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQoH1IGRB3w

August 3 Soldiers of Fortune (Action adventure with Christian Slater, Sean Bean, Ving Rhames, Freddy Rodríguez , Dominic Monaghan, Colm Meaney and James Cromwell)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM5FBW9pLg0

August 3 Sushi: The Global Catch (Documentary. From imdb.com: “From humble beginnings as a simple food sold by Japanese street vendors, sushi has exploded into an international phenomenon in the past 30 years.”)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=henpDEcriiI

August 3 You've Been Trumped (Documentary. From imdb.com: “In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort.”)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_Gq2kj4ryg

August 3 Dreams of a Life (Documentary. From imdb.com: "A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph.")
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSfXh8IJEg4

emason
07-31-2012, 09:41 PM
Saw Farewell, My Queen today (liked it a lot) and one of the trailers shown was for You've Been Trumped. That is now a must on my list. I think it should be mandatory for all us NYers who have had it with Trump up to here.

PeterG
08-02-2012, 01:52 AM
Interesting article in Entertainment Weekly (May 25th) about how movies are now being released elsewhere in the world before North American audiences get to see the movie...


Battleship sure has taken its time reaching U.S. shores. By its May 18 opening, the $200 million-budgeted alien-invasion flick will have played in some countries for as long as 37 days. More than 60 foreign territories have already seen it, and it's grossed over $215 million before a single American moviegoer has spent a dime.

The article mentions that The Avengers opened overseas nine days before it opened in North America and that Prometheus and Ice Age: Continental Drift were also scheduled to open overseas first.


America is stil by far the biggest filmgoing market, but we're a shrinking piece of the global puzzle. "Foreign moviegoers are loving these blockbuster films," says Exhibitor Relations analyst Jeff Block, "and we just can't match them in terms of ticket sales anymore." In 2000, the U.S. and Canada represented roughly half of the worldwide box office. By 2011, that slice had shrunk to 31 percent. "The international marketplace is such a big driver now," says Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, Warner Bros.' president of international distribution, "and we want what's best for a movie globally."

According to the-numbers.com, Battleship was budgeted at 209 million (add to that [tens of] millions of dollars in publicity) and has made 65 million in the US. Which makes it sound like a major flop. But Battleship made over 237 million overseas, bringing its' gross to over 300 million.

And I thought it was interesting that Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (budgeted at 145 million) made 209 million in North America and a whopping 484 million overseas, bringing its total to almost 700 million.

So when people talk about a movie being a flop without looking at the overseas box office, I'll be taking what they say with a grain of salt! :D

Wyliefan
08-02-2012, 04:09 AM
I found this (http://www.bfi.org.uk/news/50-greatest-films-all-time) interesting: Vertigo knocks Citizen Kane out of first place in the Sight & Sound list of greatest films.

Cyn
08-02-2012, 01:11 PM
Pardon my stupid question but is Total Recall a remake of Ahnold's movie? If so, I could get into that.

Yup!

Trailer #1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWMhADqlPYg)
Trailer #2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvPR62fP8hk) (starts the same as the first one but has a bunch of different stuff in it).


Any film with Jessica Biel as one of the leads can't be that good :P.

Who's Jessica Biel? :saint: :P

emason
08-02-2012, 01:34 PM
I found this (http://www.bfi.org.uk/news/50-greatest-films-all-time) interesting: Vertigo knocks Citizen Kane out of first place in the Sight & Sound list of greatest films.

I was lucky enough to catch a screening of Vertigo about 15ish years ago at the Ziegfeld in Manhattan. For those of you who don't know, the Ziegfeld screen is HUGE, and Vertigo looked amazing on it. The sexual tension and chemistry between the leads and the obsessiveness of Stewart's character came screaming off the screen. I think Vertigo is one of Hitchcock's most under-rated movies.

Wyliefan
08-02-2012, 03:11 PM
I didn't get to do that, emason, but I did get to see Rear Window on the big screen once. It was an amazing experience -- I've never heard an entire audience go so deathly quiet as this one did when Stewart realized he had the killer on the other end of the phone. I don't think anyone was breathing!

I wish we got to see more classics on the big screen. There's nothing quite like it.

PeterG
08-02-2012, 08:12 PM
Four more days until I get to go see Total Recall :biggrinbo .

I never did see the original. But I definitely want to see this one. Mind you, I'd watch Colin Farrell in pretty much anything. Or out of pretty much anything... :D


Any film with Jessica Biel as one of the leads can't be that good :P.

I think she's still coming into her own. She's appearing in better films now than she has in the past. I liked her in The Illusionist (althought I liked the movie itself better than her performance). And I enjoyed 'Cellular' and 'Next'. Although I have to admit I don't really remember her in those movies... :shuffle:

Nell411
08-03-2012, 07:17 AM
I never did see the original. But I definitely want to see this one. Mind you, I'd watch Colin Farrell in pretty much anything. Or out of pretty much anything... :D



I think she's still coming into her own. She's appearing in better films now than she has in the past. I liked her in The Illusionist (althought I liked the movie itself better than her performance). And I enjoyed 'Cellular' and 'Next'. Although I have to admit I don't really remember her in those movies... :shuffle:

I don't remember Jessica Biel in "Next" at all except for the end scene. I found her so boring in The A Team though. I didn't think she any chemistry with Bradley Cooper at all and she played the token female so boringly.