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08-03-2012, 07:21 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.

I adore Rear Window, and wish I could have seen it on the big screen. However, I introduced a bunch of friends to it once day during a movie marathon, and it was such fun seeing their reactions - nervous and anxious for the characters, scared when the killer caught Grace Kelly's character in his apartment, and then there are those footsteps coming up the stairs....step, step, step....!!!:eek:

08-04-2012, 03:09 AM
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.

:lol: We just got Nell411 to admit that she saw The A Team!!! :P

08-04-2012, 06:12 AM
:lol: We just got Nell411 to admit that she saw The A Team!!! :P

What can I say, I love mocking crappy action movies:D. Or just crappy movies. Put a Nicolas Cage movie on and I could go forever.

08-04-2012, 09:14 AM
Saw TDKR. Loved it.

08-04-2012, 05:12 PM
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:

All I really remember about Next (besides that my beloved Peter Falk was in it) was that there was an awesome RiffTrax (http://www.rifftrax.com/rifftrax/next) about it. Bridget got a great running gag going: "Well, THAT was annoying. Glad we won't be seeing that again . . ."

08-05-2012, 01:31 PM
Claude Rains day on TCM today!! Some of my favorites: Four Daughters (John Garfield, too), Mr. Skeffington, Kings Row, Now Voyager. . .

08-05-2012, 07:11 PM
Claude Rains day on TCM today!!

Isn't it awesome? :swoon: I love that man. I may watch The Invisible Man all the way through for the first time, just to listen to him carrying the whole thing with his voice.

08-05-2012, 09:42 PM
It may be difficult, but I'm now jonesing to see someone skate to the Dark Knight Rises music. That score is freaking FANTASTIC. Zimmer strikes again!

Sofia Alexandra
08-06-2012, 01:55 PM
Isn't it just? I had Bane's theme stuck in my head all day after seeing TDKR (deshi deshi basara basara!), and I'm glad for it. Everything feels epic when you have epic music in your head. :D

08-07-2012, 03:39 AM
Just saw Ruby Sparks. It was fun. Definitely a "Date Movie". Quirky premise with shades of a Zooey Deschanel character flavor.

08-07-2012, 04:10 AM
I saw Total Recall today. Thumbs up, in spite of a few silly things towards the end. I do have to say that I am happy to see Colin Farrell in anything. As an added bonus, there are a few scenes of Mr. Farrell shirtless. Yum. :swoon:

08-08-2012, 07:57 AM
Saw and reviewed "Total Recall" a week ago.

Mindless action fodder with good special effects and a very ripped Colin Farrell.

Screened "The Bourne Legacy" last night. I like Jeremy Renner in that role, but there's a silly sci-fi element that runs through it that takes it out of reality. Also a really disturbing shooting scene that would've raised a ruckus had it been released the week after "The Dark Knight" shootings.

Will see "Paranorman" and "For a Good Time" this week too.

08-08-2012, 01:50 PM
I saw Total Recall today. Thumbs up, in spite of a few silly things towards the end. I do have to say that I am happy to see Colin Farrell in anything. As an added bonus, there are a few scenes of Mr. Farrell shirtless. Yum. :swoon:

Saw and reviewed "Total Recall" a week ago.

Mindless action fodder with good special effects and a very ripped Colin Farrell.

I'm planning to go see Total Recall this coming weekend...glad to hear that fellow FSUers found it to be enjoyable.

A lot of the "professional" reviews have been harsh, but I think much of that is due to the cult-like sentimental attachment to the original version with Governor Terminator. The 1990 version was a fun, cheesy romp (just like Robocop, Paul Verhoeven's other classic Sci-Fi action hit from back then), but those folks need to get real -- a masterpiece worthy of critical acclaim and worship it ain't.

The new version (from what I've seen from the trailers), has a much darker, grittier feel to it that is reminiscent of Blade Runner, one of my all-time favorite Sci-Fi movies that is based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by one of my favorite Science Fiction authors, Phillip K. Dick. Total Recall is loosely based on the PDK short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale), and while there seems to be a lot of artistic license taken WRT to short story, I suspect that the new version is truer to PDK's vision rather than one that is riddled with Ahnold's trademark one-liner attempts at humor.

08-08-2012, 06:22 PM
Lots of smaller movies coming out this week. I won't have any in bold, which I do for movies I want to see. Not that there's a lot of crap coming out this week, it's just everything (with one exception) looked good...but not great. If I were to recommend two from the list, it would be Meet The Fokkens and The Awakening. I believe the latter was released in the U.K. late last year, not sure why it's taken so long to come out over here. Plus "Goats" is from the producers of The Kids Are All Right, which grabbed my attention (but the trailer did not).

I'm highlighting the first movie listed here in red as a warning. Generally speaking, I hate this kind of movie. That alone warrants a warning, but it seems like a rip-off of what others have done before them, plus ratches something problematic IMHO up a notch. Yuck. Blech!

August 8 Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D (Jackass rip-off)

August 8 Meet the Fokkens (Documentary. From imdb.com: A documentary on Louise and Martine Fokkens, 69-year-old twin sisters who have worked as prostitutes in the red-light district in Amsterdam for over 40 years.)

August 10 Goats (Comedy with Vera Farmiga, David Duchovny, Keri Russell and Ty Burrell)

August 10 The Green Wave (From imdb.com: A documentary on Iran's 2010 Green Revolution.)

August 10 Red Hook Summer (Drama. From imdb.com: A middle-class boy from Atlanta finds his worldview changed as he spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn.)

August 10 $upercapitalist (Thriller with Linus Roache)

August 10 The Awakening (Horror thriller with Dominic West, Imelda Staunton and Rebecca Hall)

August 10 Freelancers (Action crime drama with Robert DeNiro, Forest Whitaker, Dana Delaney and 50 Cent)

08-12-2012, 11:14 AM
So has anyone seen Hope Springs yet?

I saw Tommy Lee Jones trending today on Yahoo. I love Tommy Lee Jones, so that was nice to see. :)

Tommy Lee Jones savors role of 'normal person' (http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120810/ENT09/208100319/1034/rss28)

But it's a bit unusual to find Jones cast as the lead of a romantic comedy, even one with somewhat melancholy overtones. Yet he was precisely the guy director David Frankel was looking for to play the resigned husband opposite Meryl Streep's frustrated wife in "Hope Springs."

"Whenever I brought up his name to men, women, they would say he's sexy," said Frankel. "Sure he's weathered and experienced and not a spring chicken, but he still has it. He's still a guy men want to be and women want to go out with. He's got that thing."