Let's Talk Movies! #21...Oscar Bait, Christmas Movies, "Bad" Movies You Loved......)

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Which Of These New Movies Interest You? (Vote For As Many As You Like)

  1. December 7 – Deadfall (Crime drama with Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde)

    5 vote(s)
    6.3%
  2. December 14 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Fantasy with Ian McKellen...)

    46 vote(s)
    58.2%
  3. December 19 - The Guilt Trip (Comedy with Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, Adam Scott and Colin Hanks)

    9 vote(s)
    11.4%
  4. December 19 - Monsters, Inc. 3D (Animated with John Goodman, Billy Crystal, etc.)

    8 vote(s)
    10.1%
  5. December 19 - Zero Dark Thirty (Action with Chris Pratt, Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, etc.)

    17 vote(s)
    21.5%
  6. December 21 - This Is 40 (Comedy with Paul Rudd, Melissa McCarthy and John Lithgow)

    10 vote(s)
    12.7%
  7. December 21 - The Impossible (Action with Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor)

    12 vote(s)
    15.2%
  8. December 25 - Django Unchained (Western with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz)

    23 vote(s)
    29.1%
  9. December 25 - Les Misérables (Musical with Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway)

    62 vote(s)
    78.5%
  10. December 28 - Promised Land (Drama with Matt Damon, John Krasinski and Frances McDormand)

    11 vote(s)
    13.9%
  11. February 8 - Identity Thief (Comedy with Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy and Jon Favreau)

    10 vote(s)
    12.7%
  12. February 14 - A Good Day to Die Hard (Action with Bruce Willis and Cole Hauser)

    9 vote(s)
    11.4%
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  1. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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    I feel like Naomi Watts is consistently under-appreciated, though, as an actress. I mean, she's an A-lister, but she hasn't won half the awards I would have expected her to at this point.
     
  2. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Sasha

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    I really like Naomi Watts. She should have received a few Oscar nominations by now. I hope she will, this time. I have not seen the movie yet, so I can't say whether she should win, but she is a very good actress.
     
  3. michiruwater

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    She's only received one. I always forget she wasn't nominated for Mulholland Drive, which blows my mind.
     
  4. Vash01

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    She should have received one for Fair Game, IMO.
     
  5. Artemis@BC

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    Ok, I'm not a fan of zombie lit or zombie movies. at. all.

    But this looks freakin' hilarious.

    Warm Bodies (Feb. 1)
     
  6. Buzz

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    There are a bunch of movies opening in the next few weeks that I want to see; Gangster Squad, A Haunted House, The Last Stand, Zero Dark Thirty, Broken City, Hansel and Gretel, and Mama. But of course I can only see one for now so I choose Gangster Squad. Gotta luv young Mr. gosling! :swoon:
     
  7. peibeck

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    Not my taste, but I can see it appealing to the young crowds who go to the movies more often than me. :lol:
     
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  8. PeterG

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    Academy Award nominations come out Thursday morning, announced by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone. Adele is supposed to be present to sing "Skyfall". This was mentioned on the radio this morning and they said that when Craig heard Adele's "Skyfall", it made him cry (he thought it was so beautiful). They also said that Craig wants Adele to be on all future Bond soundtracks. The radio DJ's were saying that this is good news for fans of Craig as Bond as I believe they said that he had signed up to do three Bond films, and if he's thinking about future films, one can assume that he plans to be in them. Myself, I'll take Craig any way I can get him! :grope:
     
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  9. martian_girl

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    The Director's Guild nominations came out:

    Ben Affleck ("Argo")
    Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty")
    Tom Hooper ("Les Miserables")
    Ang Lee ("Life of Pi")
    Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln").


    No nominations for Quentin Tarantino ("Django Unchained") or David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook").
     
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  10. PeterG

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    Four smaller movies out this week, the first two I want to see. A couple of notes about Struck By Lightning: it was written (solely) by Colfer and it stars the amazing Rebel Wilson who has a line at the end of the trailer that is delivered so brilliantly. God, I love her!! :lol:

    January 11 Struck by Lightning (Comedy drama with Chris Colfer, Rebel Wilson, Allison Janney, Dermet Mulroney and Christina Hendricks)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAakou4Kdhw

    January 11 Storage 24 (Sci-fi horror, new cast including Colin O'Donoghue from Once Upon A Time)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xiWZmFEiug

    January 11 Fairhaven (Comedy drama with Sarah Paulson and Chris Messina)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6mKhCF0s1o

    January 10 Officer Down (Crime drama with Stephen Dorff, Dominic Purcell, David Boreanaz, James Woods and Walton Goggins)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvvusI6Sh64
     
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  11. peibeck

    peibeck Counting down the days 'til Skate America

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    I don't think Adele will be singing at the Oscar nominations at 5:30-ish a.m. It's usually a short affair, reading the top nominations then handing out a list of the full nominees to the press. I'm sure they've invited her to sing at the Oscars in anticipation her song will get a nomination though.
     
  12. ssminnow

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    Disappointed with Hooper's nomination over the much more deserving Russell. Direction was the weak point of Les Mis imo.

     
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  13. Vash01

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    Agreed. Russell should have gotten it over Hooper.
     
  14. jenny12

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    Very surprised that Hooper got in. Hope Russell manages to get in for the Oscars.
     
  15. VIETgrlTerifa

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    Tarantino should have gotten in over Hooper as well. Watching Les Miserables and Django one day apart clearly shows who is the better director. I think the tv directors who make up a large chunk of the DGA like Hooper because he started out as a television director and like seeing one of their own make it. Let's hope the Academy has better taste, but who knows. They did give Hooper the Oscar over Fincher two years ago.

    Here's a nice interview with Gus Van Sant, Ang Lee, Quentin Tarantino, Tom Hooper, Ben Affleck, and David O. Russell a few weeks ago.

    http://bcove.me/x2e9e3b2

    The interviewer is a tool, but it's nice to see directors get together and talk. Ang Lee hardly gets a word in, but when he does, the other directors just listen. I think it's obvious the amount of respect Lee has among his peers.

    The video reminds me of a Newsweek interview a few years ago when Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee, Paul Haggis, Bennett Miller, and George Clooney (the five nominated directors in 2005).

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2006/02/05/prize-fighters.html
     
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  17. VIETgrlTerifa

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    It looks like Tarantino took Spielberg's spot when Lincoln getting a Best Picture nod but not best Director and the converse happening to Django. Haneke took the open spot it as Bigelow, Affleck, Spielberg, and Lee seem to be near-locks (despite Spielberg getting ignored by BAFTA) for Best Director with the fifth slot up for grabs.
     
  18. peibeck

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    Razzie Nominations were also announced today: (I'm sure you were all waiting on these with baited breath! :p )

    WORST PICTURE
    "Battleship"
    "The Oogieloves in Big Balloon Adventure"
    "That's My Boy"
    "A Thousand Words"
    "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2"
    WORST ACTOR
    Nicolas Cage, "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" and "Seeking Justice"
    Eddie Murphy, "A Thousand Words"
    Robert Pattinson, "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2"
    Tyler Perry, "Alex Cross" and "Good Deeds"
    Adam Sandler, "That's My Boy"
    WORST ACTRESS
    Katherine Heigl, "One for the Money"
    Milla Jovovich, "Resident Evil 5: Retribution"
    Tyler Perry, "Madea's Witness Protection"
    Kristen Stewart, "Snow White and the Huntsman" and "Twlight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2"
    Barbra Streisand, "The Guilt Trip"
    WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
    David Hasselhoff, "Pirannha 3DD"
    Taylor Lautner, "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2"
    Liam Neeson, "Battleship" and "Wrath of the Titans"
    Nick Swardson, "That's My Boy"
    Vanilla Ice, "That's My Boy"
    WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    Jessica Biel, "Playing for Keeps" and "Total Recall"
    Brooklyn Dekcer, "Battleship" and "What to Expect When You're Expecting"
    Ashley Green, "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2"
    Jennifer Lopez, "What to Expect When You're Expecting"
    Rihanna, "Battleship"
    WORST SCREEN ENSEMBLE
    "Battleship"
    "Madea's Witness Protection"
    "The Oogieloves in Big Balloon Adventure"
    "That's My Boy"
    "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2"
    WORST DIRECTOR
    Sean Anders, "That's My Boy"
    Peter Berg, "Battleship"
    Bill Condon, "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2"
    Tyler Perry, "Good Deeds" and "Madea's Witness Protection"
    John Putch, "Atlas Shrugged: Part II"
    WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL
    "Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance"
    "Madea's Witness Protection"
    "Pirannha 3DD"
    "Red Dawn"
    "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2"
    WORST SCREEN COUPLE
    Any combination of "Jersey Shore" cast members, "The Three Stooges"
    Mackenzie Foy & Taylor Lautner, "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2"
    Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart, "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2"
    Tyler Perry & His Drag Get-Up, "Madea's Witness Protection"
    Adam Sandler & Leighton Meester/Andy Samberg/Susan Sarandon, "That's My Boy"
    WORST SCREENPLAY
    "Atlas Shrugged: Part II"
    "Battleship"
    "That's My Boy"
    "A Thousand Words"
    "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2"
     
  19. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Bill Condon for worst director? Was Twilight that bad?? :eek:
     
  20. peibeck

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    I think the "Twilight" films have been consistently been nominated for the Razzies. (I heard such dismal things about the books that I have never seen any of the films though.) :shuffle:
     
  21. Artemis@BC

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    ^ Seems a tad unfair on Condon, though. One could argue that ultimately the goodness or badness of a film comes down to the director ... but I'd say in Twilight's case it's all about the source material. There's only so far you can go with that kind of drek.
     
  22. Vash01

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  23. michiruwater

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    Most people who vote for those are quite young. That would be why, and also why The Hunger Games was the big winner.
     
  24. Buzz

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    Spielberg got a best director nomination so I'm happy but a bit bummed for Ben Affleck.
     
  25. PeterG

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    Four movie recommendations. I've decided to list them alphabetically as it's too tough to separate them according to which I liked best. They were all that good! :D

    Drive (Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, etc.) - Very well paced, including slow moments that had a LOT of impact. And it's just a bonus that Gosling is so trim and wearing a sleak wardrobe which is VERY flattering! :lol:

    The Experiment (Adrien Brody, Forest Whitaker, Cam Gigandet, Fisher Stevens, Travis Fimmel and Maggie Grace) - So this didn't even get released to theatres! :eek: It has a decent 6.3 rating at imdb.com, but some of the threads there are pretty brutal in their criticisms. But I thought it was quite good and was glad I finally got to see it. It had a much better script than I expected from the preview I had seen a while back.

    Pontypool (Canadian horror-thriller with Stephen McHattie) - McHattie makes this movie, he has charisma for days. But to be honest, I'm still trying to figure out exactly what happened, even after reading theories at imdb.com. This is probably a good thing, at least the movie wasn't dumbed down, I'm still thinking about the movie and figuring out what makes most sense. :)

    Triage (Colin Farrell and Christopher Lee) - Another great movie that didn't get a theatrical release for some unknown reason. A great script and interesting on many levels. Bonus: Colin Farrell's hair. :lol: Yes, I'm very, very superficial....but it's so long and luxurious. I so want to have his babies... :grope:
     
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    Powerhouse lineup on TCM tonight: Baby Jane, Streetcar, Little Foxes, East of Eden
     
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    Wow! Thanks so much for the heads up! I know what I'm watching after football.
     
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  28. Anita18

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    Halle Berry won the Razzie for Catwoman a few years after she won the Oscar for Monster's Ball. She even showed up to the Razzies to collect her award in person (Razzie in one hand, Oscar in the other), making fun of herself the whole time. :rofl:
     
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    Saw Zero Dark Thirty. Powerful.

    Stupid idiot woman cough sneezed at least 40 times from two rows behind me. I kept turning around, and she kept apologizing. Pox on her.
     
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  30. peibeck

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    Caught up on some of the Oscar nominees today:

    "Zero Dark Thirty" Taught, intense, well acted. My only qualm is that there are a LOT of characters in this movie but very few get the screen time to get developed into full characters, and although Jessica Chastain is great, even her character is a bit of an enigma. That being said, the movie certainly does not feel 2-and-a-half+ hours long; it flies along at a break taking tempo.

    "Beasts of the Southern Wild" on the other hand... All I can say is I certainly don't get the love. The movie looks great, but I thought it was like watching those air freshener commercials where people are blindfolded and sit around in garbage but think it's pleasant because they don't know better. Except this movie lasts 95 minutes... and the actors aren't blindfolded...oh and they throw in a few fantastical elements. :shuffle: