Fall MOVIE thread...

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Buzz, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch New Member

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    I saw Wall Street - Money Never Sleeps and was shocked and how much I liked it. Didn't care for the original at all and will never understand why Michael Douglas won the oscar for it. I've always been a big fan of Shia LaBeouf and thought he was terrific in this. Very good flick.
  2. venja

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    Just came back from watching Wall Street with my friends. I think that they found me nodding in and out of consciousness (and possibly snoring:confused:) during the movie more amusing than the movie itself.:watch:
  3. Allen

    Allen Glad to be back!

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    The only thing I ever liked her in was Hairspray.
  4. jenny12

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    I saw Social Network and thought it was very good as well. As far as best picture, I'm not sure since I haven't seen Winter's Bone, but I did prefer Social Network to Inception and really admired Sorkin's writing in it. In the film, while Zuckerberg seems to screw people over, I didn't think it was a total hatchet job on him.
  5. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    I haven't heard of, let alone seen Winter's Bone so the Social Network remains the best movie I've seen this year. ;)

    Article about Natalie Portman providing material for the movie:

    http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/01/natalie-portman-spilled-harvard-secrets-for-social-network/
  6. Allen

    Allen Glad to be back!

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    I don't know if it's been discussed already, but I highly recommend Catfish as well. I think it's one of the most original and enthralling films I've seen in years. In a way, it's an interesting companion piece of The Social Network, in that it shows the scary side of social networking.
  7. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes I see previews for Catfish and I think it is for The Social Network until they show or say the movie title. Interesting that they are similar, Allen.
  8. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Saw "Let Me In" this afternoon. My first thought was "it was good..." (moderate thumbs up). But after talking about the movie during dinner, I think it's better than just "good..." There is enough substance to this movie to make you think about it for a while afterwards. It has a simplicity to it that makes you think it's a simple movie, but it's more than that. So many movies like this go for a lot of flash, this one does at times, but isn't afraid to downplay many moments that could have been done differently. Looking forward to hearing what others have to say about it! :)

    I've always found Amanda Bynes to be very funny, charming and likeable. An undervalued comedic talent to be sure. But wasn't she the one who recently said she was retiring from the entertainment industry? :confused:
  9. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie

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    I actually really liked her in Easy A (Didn't even recognize her at the beginning!) and really enjoyed the movie. It was actually really sweet and funny! The one thing that ruined it a bit was Lisa Kudrow, who was just horrible here and stuck out like a sore thumb.

    Patricia Clarkson was just... :swoon:
  10. Theatregirl1122

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    We're just going to have to agree to disagree, I guess. I think she overacts painfully. But you clearly aren't the only one who likes her since she seems to get plenty of work.
  11. jenny12

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    Thanks for the review. I'm interested in seeing it and luckily have not been spoiled about how it ends yet.
  12. Anita18

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    I saw The Social Network on Saturday and thought it definitely has Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar in the bag for sure. :lol: The dialogue is really very good, and I also think that it doesn't make Zuckerberg out to be a total villain. Just completely clueless in the act of communication...as is most of the characters in the movie to some degree, actually. :p Interesting observation of our times, for sure.

    I did find the Winklevi ( ;) ) subplot to be a little on the light side, though. The drama was surely between Saverin (Garfield is so :swoon:-worthy) and Zuckerberg and how their friendship falls apart.

    As for the Best Picture race, I've heard a lot of buzz about The King's Speech and want to see that one too, because I'm a fellow stutterer and I'm sure I'll :rofl: at some of the methods displayed in the film.
  13. LuckyCharm

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    She announced her retirement via Twitter in June, then unannounced it, also via Twitter I think, about a month later.
  14. Wyliefan

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    I want to see that one too. Firth, Gambon, Spall, Jacobi, Ehle, Andrews . . . what a dream cast!
  15. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    I saw footage of the real Zuckerberg on TV last night and he looked A LOT more affable than Einsenberg had him portrayed what with the permanently furrowed brow and hostile looks.
  16. Anita18

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    Yeah I wouldn't be surprised if the characterization is dramatized for the movie (IMDB said only Timberlake met with his real-life counterpart), but apparently all the "facts" portrayed are taken from depositions.

    And I dunno, I was reading Gawker articles about the Saverin lawsuit from back in 2009 and the comments expressed...disapproval (to say the least) of how Zuckerberg treated Saverin. For Saverin to have founding credit on the site, and then be taken off and outright denied (the Facebook spokesperson even specifically mentioned Saverin had no founding role) for 5 years...that's cold, man.
  17. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    As posted, Natalie Portman contributed to the movie via spilling the beans to Aaron Sorkin. But IIRC that's just general Harvard undergrad scoop like the goings on within the Porcellian club as she had dated one of them.

    And I agree with you, Anita, that the Saverin thing was ugly. The "Winklevi" affair had some wiggle room though, I thought.

    I also heard that the real life Zuckerberg does not nearly have as much trouble with women and never had. Apparently many women had found him cute even before launch of FB.

    Here's an interesting article from the aforementioned gawker: http://gawker.com/5143256/facebook-founders-settle-their-feud
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  18. Anita18

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    IIRC he has the same gf now (not white, she's Asian) as he did when he was making Facebook. So no relationship troubles, that stuff was obviously dramatized and simplified to round out the movie's story.
  19. IceAlisa

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  20. smurfy

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    I saw 'The Social Network' and really enjoyed it. Makes me want to know the real story though, but as entertainment it was good fast paced ride. Loved the opening scene with Mark and girl. Also still chuckling over 'forced cannibalism' - just cracks me up. Movie is entertainment, liking it does not mean one believes it. Well written movie. Fan of Aaron Sorkin, always have been.
  21. Bostonfan

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    I have to admit that I will be shelling out the bucks to see "Secretariat". I'm a sucker for a horse movie!
  22. Artemis@BC

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    And if that weren't enough, add in Guy Pierce, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham-Carter. Hadn't heard of the film before today but it's definitely on my list now!
  23. Wyliefan

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    I probably should've mentioned them, but they're not on my SQUEE! list like the others. :)
  24. Artemis@BC

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    ^ Well, no, not really the same squee rating here either, but still shows what a powerhouse cast. I'm most excited about seeing Anthony Andrews again after so long! (insert swooning emoticon here)
  25. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Same here. :swoon: He is SO swoonworthy.
  26. stanhope

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    I can't stop laughing at the "Winklevi" line!
  27. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    I know, right, :lol:
  28. Artemis@BC

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    Watched Sorkin's interview on Colbert last night. I thought it was interesting that he's not actually a fan of Facebook, he just thought how it came about was such a great story -- especially the 3 sides of it. Loved his line about social networking/socializing on the Internet is to socializing as reality TV is to reality. :respec:
  29. Anita18

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    I also liked Colbert's question about the women depicted in the movie, and Sorkin's answer. I personally wasn't up in arms over the "trophy" female characters, mostly because I thought it spoke more about the male characters and what kind of women they chose to hang out with. :shuffle:
  30. ebayj

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    I saw it today, and found it to be brilliant. Agree on the Oscar nom. Whip smart writing, but Aaron Sorkin always delivers. I left feeling sorry for Mark Zuckerberg more than anything - but I'm sure his billions ease his pain. He's brilliant, but way socially retarded, and far too easily manipulated in the film (and in the source depositions) - he is portrayed as having seemingly no moral center - which creeps me out. Jesse Eisenberg captured the breathtaking self involvement of most Silicon Valley super-entitled 20-somethings amazingly though. The good news for real life Mark is he is very young, and has time to learn from his mistakes.
  31. made_in_canada

    made_in_canada INTJ

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    Joining the love and general admiration for The Social Network. That was a brilliant movie. Incredibly well paced and Sorkin did an amazing job. I was also very impressed by Justin Timberlake. I actually forgot that it was Justin Timberlake for a bit.
  32. stanhope

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    Word. JT just continues to impress me. I used to loathe him - I mean really loathe him. But that was when NSync was huge and I couldn't stand his music. He is also one of the funniest hosts SNL has ever had. He should make that "5 Timers Club" SNL did a sketch of - Tom Hanks, Robert Gould, Steve Martin, and Paul Simon.
  33. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Again, the Mark Zuckerberg IRL isn't nearly as creepy, at least in appearance as Jesse Eisenberg's portrayal. He is actually somewhat shy and even cute. It was mentioned that the one part the movie had wrong is that Mark never really had problems getting with women. And if you watch the videos, you can see why. He is nowhere near as repulsive and arrogant in those. But who knows what he is like off camera.

    That said, I too see Oscars, lots of of Oscars, perhaps a win for Sorkin and a nom for Eisenberg.
  34. Lacey

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    Justin Timberlake for Best Supporting Actor.
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  35. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    :p Um, not quite but he was surprisingly good. Who knew he had it in him?
  36. jenny12

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    Yeah, I read that he had a steady girlfriend throughout college (who he is still with). ITA that no one knows what he's really like off-camera, but in the interviews I've seen he's usually pretty smiley and, while shy, nothing like Eisenberg's portrayal. I think Eisenberg did a great job in the movie and his characterization worked for the film, but I think the real Zuckerberg looks more like Justin Timberlake than Eisenberg. I heard Sorkin say he got information from people who knew Zuckerberg during his time at Harvard so, as always, the truth is probably somewhere in between.
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  37. Satellitegirl

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    I saw "Life As We Know It" today, and full of cliches or not, it was really good. Loved both Josh and Kathryn Heigl.
  38. orbitz

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    If you go by critical reviews then Heigel seems to be making one stinker after another. I don't think her movie career is going to last very long if she can't find a good project to be in soon.

    I didn't really like the preview I saw of "The Tourist", but I hope it'll be good. Ever since I visited Venice years ago, I'm a sucker for any film that uses Venice as a location.
  39. Lacey

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    Timberlake's SNL *ick in a Box had to be one of the funniest skits ever, and on there no less! I believe he won an Emmy for that. I seriously think Hollywood might go for the Oscar for him, it's "only" Supporting.
  40. Anita18

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    Supporting Acting has nothing to do with being "subpar" from Best Acting. Heath Ledger and Christoph Waltz's Oscar-winning performances were more memorable than the "Best Actor" winners of their respective years. It's about screentime.

    If Sony were to seriously campaign The Social Network for acting awards, they only have so much money to go around, so it would be Eisenberg for Best Acting and Garfield for Supporting.