Let's Talk Movies! #22 : Steve Jobs, Some Trekkies, An Ozzy...and IRON MAN!!!

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, Feb 26, 2013.

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

  1. Oz the Great and Powerful - Fantasy - James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams

    21 vote(s)
    38.9%
  2. Incredible Burt Wonderstone - Comedy - Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi, Steve Carell

    5 vote(s)
    9.3%
  3. March 15th - The Call - Thriller - Abigail Breslin, Halle Berry and Morris Chestnut

    6 vote(s)
    11.1%
  4. March 22nd - Admission - Comedy - Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen and Lily Tomlin

    10 vote(s)
    18.5%
  5. April 12th - Oblivion - Action, Sci-Fi - Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman and Melissa Leo

    4 vote(s)
    7.4%
  6. April 12th - Scary Movie 5 - Comedy, Horror - Ashley Tisdale, Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen

    4 vote(s)
    7.4%
  7. April 19th - jOBS - Drama - Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, James Woods, Matthew Modine

    6 vote(s)
    11.1%
  8. April 26th - Pain & Gain – Action - Rebel Wilson, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Ken Jeong

    3 vote(s)
    5.6%
  9. May 3rd - Iron Man 3 - Action, Sci-Fi - Robert Downey, Jr., Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle

    25 vote(s)
    46.3%
  10. Great Gatsby - Drama, Romance - Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher

    26 vote(s)
    48.1%
  11. Star Trek Into Darkness - Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi - Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana

    35 vote(s)
    64.8%
  12. May 24th - The Hangover III - Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong

    8 vote(s)
    14.8%
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  1. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Here are trailers for the movies in the poll. I will post info about other major movies after I come back from lunch (I'M HUNGARY!!!!)

    March 8th - Oz the Great and Powerful - Fantasy Adventure Family - James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Zach Braff and Bruce Campbell
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1NGnVLDPog

    March 15th - The Incredible Burt Wonderstone - Comedy - Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi, Steve Carell, James Gandolfini, Alan Arkin, Brad Garrett, Jay Mohr and David Copperfield
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QphnhqVXEek

    March 15th - The Call - Thriller - Abigail Breslin, Halle Berry and Morris Chestnut
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eobEMQIOCIQ

    March 22nd - Admission - Comedy - Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Gloria Reuben, Wallace Shawn and Lily Tomlin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6fp8KswbCE

    April 12th - Oblivion - Action, Sci-Fi - Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Melissa Leo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e00HL1RHZ0Q

    April 12th - Scary Movie 5 - Comedy, Horror - Ashley Tisdale, Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Kate Walsh, Molly Shannon, Heather Locklear and Mike Tyson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMDZ8M47j0I

    April 19th - jOBS - Drama - Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, James Woods, Matthew Modine, J.K. Simmons and Lukas Haas
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rOiXeKaUUM

    April 26th - Pain & Gain - Action, Crime - Rebel Wilson, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Ed Harris and Ken Jeong
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEQ8jyvmYtw

    May 3rd - Iron Man 3 - Action, Sci-Fi - Robert Downey, Jr., Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Ashley Hamilton, Jon Favreau and Paul Bettany
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EjG-1U3wqA

    May 10th - The Great Gatsby - Drama, Romance - Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rARN6agiW7o

    May 17th - Star Trek Into Darkness - Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi - Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Simon Pegg and Benedict Cumberbatch
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5gdbUC9mWU

    May 24th - The Hangover Part III - Comedy - Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Mike Epps, Mike Tyson, Heather Graham, John Goodman, Justin Bartha and Jeffrey Tambor
    …no youtube trailer yet….
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  2. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    And trailers for the other major movies coming out this quarter. Four stand out to me for different reasons. The two in green I really wanted to include in the poll, but they would not fit. The two in red are two of the worst looking movies I've seen in a while. So watch at your own risk! :lol: One common thread in many of the movies this quarter are those which use violence in some way, shape or form for people to get their way. I don't remember seeing so many violent trailers at the same time, it was quite depressing!

    March 1st - 21 and Over – Comedy - Miles Teller, Justin Chon and Skylar Astin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc9vHeGNTY0

    March 1st - Jack the Giant Slayer - Action, Adventure, Fantasy - Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, Ian McShane and Eddie Marsan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ6aeaGQKUE

    March 1st - Phantom - Thriller - Ed Harris, David Duchovny and Sean Patrick Flanery
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv0NlYLrRaM

    March 1st - Stoker - Thriller - Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney and Jacki Weaver
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNpDG4WR_74

    March 1st - The Last Exorcism Part II - Horror, Thriller - Ashley Bell
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BySJLmciR5E

    March 8th - Dead Man Down - Action - Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper and Terrence Howard
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGr0vUe41vM

    March 22nd - Love and Honor - Romance, Drama - Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer and Austin Stowell
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inrG_MexJao

    March 22nd - Olympus Has Fallen - Action - Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell, Aaron Eckhart, Ashley Judd and Melissa Leo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwx1f0kyNwI

    March 22nd - Spring Breakers - Drama - James Franco, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVvn9T6bqls

    March 22nd - The Croods - Adventure, Comedy, Family - Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Emma Stone and Cloris Leachman
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fVCKy69zUY

    March 27th - Trance - Crime, Drama, Thriller - James McAvoy, Vincent Cassell, Rosario Dawson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4_bdS3_gr0

    March 29th - G.I. Joe: Retaliation - Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi - Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Jonathan Pryce, RZA and Walton Goggins
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSX2oxLdcWA

    March 29th - Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor - Drama, Romance - Vanessa Williams, Kim Kardashian and Brandy Norwood
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDfTwu2CgDY

    April 3rd - Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner – Documentary (From imdb.com: “…an exploration of the life and work of Andre Gregory, groundbreaking director, actor, artist, and raconteur…”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wBvlVV0uAU

    April 5th - Evil Dead - Horror - Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez and Lou Taylor Pucci
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWG_w5w8ZLs

    April 5th - Jurassic Park 3D - Adventure, Sci-Fi - Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz6jkQKuylo

    April 5th - Upstream Color - Romance, Thriller - Amy Seimetz and Thiago Martins
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdYO3KWmcv8

    April 12th - 42 - Biography, Drama, Sports - Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, T. R. Knight and Alan Tudyk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP3G4E2ael8

    April 19th - Disconnect - Thriller - Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Paula Patton and Alexander Skarsgård
    …no youtube trailer yet….

    April 19th - The Lords of Salem - Horror - Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison, Meg Foster and Lisa Marie
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEV-I_JWwqU

    April 26th - The Big Wedding - Romantic comedy - Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Ben Barnes, Christine Ebersole, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt9iqJA6RZM

    May 10th – Peeples - Comedy - Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, Melvin van Peebles, Diahann Carroll and Ana Gasteyer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axnKLjkHlBg

    May 17th - Black Rock - Horror - Katie Aselton, Lake Bell, Kate Bosworth
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diP-o_JxysA

    May 24th - Epic - Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Family - Beyoncé Knowles, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, Aziz Ansari, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis and Steven Tyler
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xu3JLXfuwQ

    May 24th - Fast and Furious 6 - Action - Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Gina Carano
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKi5XoeTN0k

    May 31st - The Purge - Sci-Fi, Thriller - Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey
    …no youtube trailer yet….
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  3. Vash01

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    I picked Jobs, Admission, Great Gatsby and Star Trek. Not sure about the thriller with Abigail Breslin; I may see it if it's not too scary.
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  4. michiruwater

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    Super excited for Oz: The Great and Powerful (I have such a girl crush on Mila Kunis), Iron Man 3, Star Trek: Into Darkness, and The Great Gatsby.
  5. DAngel

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    Just from a quick scan of the list:

    I love fantastical adventures :)
    Oz
    Jack the Giant Slayer
    The Croods
    Epic

    Gotta have my sci-fi:
    Oblivion
    Iron Man 3
    Star Trek

    Great Gatsby
    Burt Wonderstone - Comedy is always too hit and miss for me, but I like both Carrey and Carell :)
    Trance - the trailer looks interesting... :)

    Thanks for all the work, Peter. Love your movie threads.:cheer:
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  6. Buzz

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    Refuse to watch Kutcher as Jobs. All I can think of is "Dude where's my car?!" hehehehe

    As for what I do want to see are; Oz, Iron Man, Jack, G.I. Joe.
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  7. PeterG

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    Am I alone in being surprised that there is no trailer for The Hangover III yet? There are some things on youtube, one supposed trailer is just someone standing up a small hill from a freeway shooting video of Zach Galifianakis driving by shooting a scene for the movie. :huh:

    I think it's going to be intense, like a scene from a good Hitchcock movie. I'm quite looking forward to this one. :cheer2:

    So do I. :p

    The Croods looks so beautiful. I think it's a movie I will enjoy regardless of the script just because on beauty alone it will be worthwhile. Anybody else think the look is inspired by Avatar? And Oblivion looks great, I also love those kinds of movies. There's another one coming out this summer with Will Smith that looks good as well. As for Star Trek, I goofed up with the first post in this thread and missed the trailer. Had to go find it at the last minute (before I got to go for lunch... :wuzrobbed) and didn't really even watch the trailer, but continued posting instead because I want to see the movie so bad I don't even need to see what's in the trailer! :D

    The trailer for Burt Wonderstone has me very hopeful. And you're welcome! I was wondering about continuing with them, but realized that the last thread had more posts than any previous thread, so after 22 rounds, I guess things are taken off! :lol: (We've still to have a thread closed due to 1,000 or more posts though... :()
  8. all_empty

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    Just screened "Jack the Giant Slayer" and it was fantastic. I'm embargoed so I can't say more but Bryan Singer is definitely back.

    Oh, "21 and Over" was hilarious but totally raunchy (tons of male nudity, particularly one unforgettable scene at the end). It's been a few weeks (saw it for the junket) but it was good laughs.

    Next week I have screenings for "Oz," the new Ryan Reynolds movie I'm blanking on, and "Trance."

    Will let you know which ones I liked.
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    Interested in Jack the Giant Slayer.
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    I want your job so much.
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    Iron Man 2 was pretty meh, but it looks like IM3 is going to be a darker story, and I like it dark, so I'm looking forward to that. And I'm definitely looking forward to Star Trek Into Darkness, because Cumberbatch. :D
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    Wow... what kind of job is that? I think I'd like it too! :lol:

    I only picked Iron Man 3. I think I'd like to see the Call, but I'm not sure yet... looks like it could be good. Not a huge trekkie... not into horror... dont like Jim Carrey... not big on James Franco... I'm just very "meh" on all the trailers I've seen lately. Most of it looked like stuff I can wait for DVD.
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  13. danceronice

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    Not that I'll see anything until it's on DVD, but...Curious about "Oz the Great and Powerful", looking forward to "Iron Man 3" as I love the Avengers films (which includes Iron Man 1&2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Incredible Hulk, and The Avengers so far), and REALLY excited about "Star Trek Into Darkness" because "Star Trek" turned me back into a Trekkie after being fatigued out of it by the old shows and post-VI movies going from mediocre to outright bad.

    And I am intrigued by "Emperor", coming out on March 8, with Tommy Lee Jones as MacArthur.
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  14. PeterG

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    I decided to see if I could rank the movies in the poll according to how much I want to see them. Had no idea I was such a sci-fi geek! :lol:

    1. Oblivion - Not only does this one look interesting, but with the CGI being so good these days, movie look so beautiful to watch. I loved the visual look of Prometheus and this one looks to be just as good if not better. Looks like it has a bit of a suspense/thriller edge to it...and MORGAN FREEMAN! :cheer2: And Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is okay to look at. :swoon:

    2. Star Trek Into Darkness - I remember seeing this in the theatre and being so disappointed....that it ended. I have waited very patiently since then. I am prepared for part two. :D

    3. The Call - This one just look so well directed. And I love movies with a strong female heroine. Barry looks equal parts intelligent/compassionate/potentially kick-ass in this one. I hope it does well because I really enjoy her and her career has been in a bit of a slump for a while.

    4. Oz the Great and Powerful - I started plugging this one ever since I saw the first trailer. Another beautiful stunner...plus an amazing cast. It'll be interesting to see to what degree it can become a classic like it's 1939 companion piece. But it's not a musical, right? So that'll probably keep it from reaching the heights of it's predecessor.

    5. Pain and Gain - I already talked about this one at the end of the last thread. Rebel...Jeong...bulgin' biceps - I'm ready! :)

    6. Admission - A really great trailer and Eugene Levy's sexy geek-chic son, Dan. Don't believe me? Click on this link!

    7. Incredible Burt Wonderstone - This one looks hilarious as well. But the best part of it might be the bloopers reel. Carrel is (in)famous for breaking up while filming. And I'm sure that Carrey has got what it'd take to mike Steve pee himself! :lol: If you see this in the theatre, stay and watch the end credits to see if they share any of this with us...of leave it for the DVD.

    8. Scary Movie 5 - I'm usually not into the parody movies too much. I'm sure I have only seen a few of the prequels, but the trailer for this one was so good, I had to add it to my list. Plus a lot of interesting cameos and a lot of poking fun at the Paranormal Activity movies (which I looooove), so this one has a lot of potential.
  15. Buzz

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    I will not be seeing Star Trek. The first movie was a disappointment and will be skipping this one.
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    I'll see Star Trek for one reason . . . and its initials are B.C. :D

    Jury's out on Oz: It looks fairly interesting, but I'm not sure it looks interesting enough to get me to the theater. Especially as I'm not a fan of the 1939 movie. (Sorry, PeterG. :) )

    DYING to see how Gatsby turns out. It drove me nuts when they pushed the date back!

    And I usually see most of the superhero movies with a good friend of mine who's into them, so I'll probably see Iron Man at some point.
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    Alixana recovering Oly-holic

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    And I did NOT want to see the first Star Trek but was forced to .. and then I loved it. YMMV, right? ;)
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  18. PeterG

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    Lots of smaller movies coming out this week. The Frankenstein Theory looks interesting/scary and I'm interested in all of the four documentaries as well. (Yes, it's official. I'm OLD! :lol)

    The Frankenstein Theory (Horror/sci-fi with new cast. From imdb.com: “What if the most chilling novel of all time was actually based on a true account of a horrific experiment gone awry?”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK5WSD2PVHA

    A Fierce Green Fire (Documentary. From imdb.com: “A documentary on the environmental movement's evolution from the 1960s to the present.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc40_9tVUao

    The End of Love (Drama with Jason Ritter, Amanda Seyfriend and Michael Cera)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx1ubJYFdaE

    Hava Nagila: The Movie (Documentary. From imdb.com: “A documentary on the history, mystery, and meaning of the ubiquitous Jewish standard that follows the around-the-world journey of the song from Ukraine to Youtube.”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVHllTkuXao

    White Elephant (Drama from Argentina. From imdb.com: “At a shantytown in the slums of Buenos Aires. Julian and Nicolas, two priests and long-standing friends, work tirelessly to help the local people.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3NdYX7ysmA

    A Place at the Table (Documentary. From imdb.com: “A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKOiT1vY7v0

    The Sweeney (Crime drama with Ray Winstone and Damian Lewis)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtoM5O0eXvE

    Genius on Hold (Documentary. From imdb.com: “The story of Walter L. Shaw, a telecommunications genius, and his son Walter T. Shaw, a ruthless jewel thief, is a metaphor and a symbol for its time - for the twentieth century and for today.”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-Cx7EXRp8o

    Day of the Falcon (Historical adventure drama with Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto and Mark Strong)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_L7URIZNhQ

    The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone (Family adventure with a new cast)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikEWqzdy-iM
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    The rocks that the girl climbed on really reminded me of Avatar... But I think the Crood's world is more colourful and whimsical :)

    I have great hope for Oblivion... Maybe it will top my favourite Tom Cruise movie, Minority Report :D


    Here's hoping this will be the thread ;)


    I'm hoping to catch this tomorrow :D
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    I finally watched Midnight In Paris on Netflix last night, I really liked it. I'm not usually a fan of Owen Wilson but he was quite good. I liked how it was shot as well. Although the yellow filter was a bit much sometimes it wasn't to insanely distracting. I'll probably buy it on Blu-ray when the price drops a bit more.
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    Are you admitting that there has once been a time where you did watch Kutcher???

    Hmm...I did not that add to my list. Have I erred??? :lol:

    Agreed! all_empty, have you said before exactly what your job is?

    I also thought that Iron Man 3 looked darker. I think part two was fun/silly and if they kept going in that direction, it would become self-parody. I'm wondering if the movie is darker because they are killing off Gwyneth Paltrow just to please so many people here at FSU!! :p And the lightbulb finally went on for after three mentions of Cumberbatch that he is not Eddie Redmayne. And I was so looking forward to see Redmayne in the new Star Trek movie!! :lol:
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    I'm looking forward to see what Baz has done with The Great Gatsby. Is 3-D necessary for this type of film? Will it be another Moulin Rouge or another Australia? I wasn't impressed with what bits I saw of Carey Mulligan in the trailers, so I want to see how she come across when the movie's out.

    Lindsay Lohen is in Scary Movie 5? Wow. Now it's really official that her movie career is dead, LOL.
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    I hate Daisy Buchanan, and Mulligan annoyed me in the trailer, so so far it seems all good :shuffle:
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    Two movie recommendations:

    London Boulevard (Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, Ray Winstone, Ben Chaplin, Eddie Marsan, David Thewlis, Anna Friel) - I loved this one. Really liked Farrell's character and Knightley made me think that she has something to offer us (even though her role wasn't big enough to make a really strong impact). Ray Winstone is wonderful as always. An entirely watchable movie from start to finish (I've seen a number of movies lately where I watch half an hour and then go do something else...then watch another half hour the next day...then finish it a week later! :lol:)

    The Burning Plain - Charlize Theron, Kim Basinger, Jennifer Lawrence, JD Pardon [TV's Revolution] and John Corbett - Another one I really loved. It's written and directed by Guillermo Arriaga, who has had success with Babel and 21 Grams. But I think the movie studio dropped the ball with this one. Not sure what happened for this movie to not have succeeded as it's just as good as Arriaga's earlier works. And Charlize (for me) has now joined the group of actors who I am sure will be in a movie that I will enjoy. Well, Snow White and the Huntsman excluded - but which she was brilliant in. Theron is really on a roll these days. Basinger shines in her role as well and it's always great to see Jennifer Lawrence. She recently won as Oscar, ya know? :p

    :eek: Star Trek is like Abba. EVERYBODY LIKES THEM! You are literally the first person I've heard of that didn't like the first one.

    :eek: :eek: Do you post under the pseudonym "Buzz" by any chance?? :lol:

    You know that studios pushing back a film's release date is always a good sign, right? :p
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    :D Was that to pay me back for dissing the Wizard of Oz? Fair enough. Still, I'm hoping against hope . . .
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    For those asking about Gatsby, I saw the trailer the other day in the theater when I was out to see Side Effects. Sorry, but on the big screen I saw ZERO chemistry between Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio. In fact, Leo looked like he was in pain in one of the scenes shown. Sorry, but on the basis of the trailer I think it's a stinker.

    Side Effects - found it enjoyable, give it a B+.
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    I've seen the trailer. But I don't think a few minutes' worth of footage is enough to tell us much. (Besides which, Gatsby is supposed to be in pain sometimes! :) ) We'll just have to wait and see.
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    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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    In the book, in the scene I believe you're referencing (when he and Daisy finally meet up), he's supposed to be awkward and kind of emotionally in pain. So it worked for me.

    I did have a huge sinking feeling when it was pushed back. Leo DiCaprio is such a perfect choice for Gatsby that it would really suck if the movie wasn't up to par. Moulin Rouge! has been in my top 3 since I was 11. I have an endless amount of love for that movie.
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    Just finished watching Compliance. Very intense and very recommended. Really good script and great performances.

    Oh...the shame!!!

    The Great Gatsby should definitely be in 3-D. Lincoln and Les Miserables really missed the boat not going that route... :rofl:

    Actually, I thought this was a step up for her...in a major movie instead of TV movies...or scrubbing toilets! :scream: The real death knoll for one's career is when we don't bother to spell the name correctly anymore. :p
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    I'm not sure which scene it was because the trailer went by so quickly, but DiCaprio had this constipated painful "I wish I hadn't made this movie" look on his face. Definitely did not make me want to see the movie.

    Disclaimer: I have read the book twice and seen the opera once, and, yet, I remember almost nothing about the story. Nothing makes me want to read the book again or read any other Fitzgerald. I just don't "get it".
  33. peibeck

    peibeck Counting down the days 'til Skate America

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    I saw "Identity Thief" this week and I can't tell you how perfectly awful I thought it was. Very disappointing, as I generally think those actors are good.

    I definitely want to see "Oblivion."

    "Oz the Great and Powerful" looks cool, but the early reviews are lukewarm. I want to see "Gatsby" just for the costumes. :swoon:
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    I saw the movie 'Safe Haven' today. Typical Nicholas Sparks story, but with more suspense this time. The suspense was well done. The story is mushy, as expected, but I thought the movie was quite entertaining. I didn't regret going to see it.

    Saw the trailers of The Great Gatsby, Oblivion, The call. 'The call' looks scary, so I may skip that. I want to see The Great Gatsby, although Carey Mulligan looks just awful in the trailer. She is actually a very good actress. 'Oblivion' could be interesting. I can't believe how good Tom Cruise looks in his 50's.
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  35. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    There's no payback here! We're kind souls in this thread. However, you might want to reconsider dissing movies that came out in 1939, though... :p As for the Great Gatsby, I'm not sure if he'll ever match Strictly Ballroom. (Does anyone prefer Moulin Rouge to SB, by the way?? How about "Australia"??) :yikes:

    Thanks for the correction... :shuffle:

    I can't believe there's a thread on FSU where we can discuss Tom Cruise without shaking pitchforks in the air. :lol:
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    I don't think the campiness of SB has aged very well. Whatever happen to Paul Mercurio anyway? He sort of disappear after the failure of "Exit to Eden".
  37. michiruwater

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    I couldn't even get through SB, and as stated earlier, I adore Moulin Rouge!, so... yes.
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    If it's any consolation, I love pretty much every other movie that came out that year! :) Well, all the ones I've seen, anyway.
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    Have seen great panning of a movie named Phantom which is so far under the radar that no one has seen it. What caught my attention is that David Duchovny is starring. That seems to be a death knell for a movie.

    I want to see Iron Man 3, Oz & Great Gatsby.

    So I'm old. I have seen the documentary A Fierce Green Fire. loved it. It will be running on PBS, at least here in Wisconsin, every pledge week for the next 10 years.
  40. VIETgrlTerifa

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    I hate Baz Luhrmann movies. Moulin Rouge included.
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