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.

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 Hanyuflated

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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".
     
  3. peibeck

    peibeck Letting Poje be on top

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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:
     
  4. Vash01

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

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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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  5. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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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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    orbitz Well-Known Member

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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".
     
  7. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't even get through SB, and as stated earlier, I adore Moulin Rouge!, so... yes.
     
  8. Wyliefan

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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.
     
  9. mrr50

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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.
     
  10. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

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    I hate Baz Luhrmann movies. Moulin Rouge included.
     
  11. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Saw Jack The Giant Slayer and it was not too bad. There is a final scene in the movie that had me rolling my eyes a bit. :lol:
     
  12. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    Lots of smaller movies out this week. The first three are going on my To See list, although the third of these three might be too sensationalist for me (the title is a hint)! :lol: Also, I recommend avoid the final two trailers like the plague. VILE!!!

    Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (Documentary. From imdb.com: “A documentary on Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the new singer for the rock & roll band, Journey.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0cIj3OPM2k

    The Girl (Drama with Abbie Cornish and Will Patton)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf0mgVMQT8Y

    Greedy Lying Bastards (Documentary. From youtube: “…investigates the reason behind stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite consensus in the scientific community that it is not only a reality but also a growing problem that is placing us on the brink of disaster.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPax5-vCvA0

    Emperor (Historical war drama with Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew Fox)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-Is8hvLPHk

    The We and the I (Drama with unknown cast. From imdb.com: “A look at the lives of a group of teenagers who ride the same bus route, and how their relationships change and evolve on the last day of school.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE0jTAEjNlY

    Electrick Children (Drama with Rory Culkin, Billy Zane and Julia garner)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRpvmHeigfo

    The Silence (German dramatic thriller. Imdb.com: “13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9A6wpKJF78

    Gut Renovation (Documentary. From imdb.com: “Gut Renovation charts the destruction of Williamsburg - a neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY - after the city passed a re-zoning plan in 2005 which allowed developers to build luxury condos...”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9RLXUb8gn8


    Beyond the Hills (Drama from Romania. Imdb.com: “The friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAt7gVFYXpw

    The Monk (Mystery thriller with Vincent Cassel and Geraldine Chaplin)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ5lDIOV_pI

    Somebody Up There Likes Me (Comedy with new cast and featuring Megan Mullally and Jonathan Togo [CSI: Miami])
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hptxBJLUWz4

    Adventures of Serial Buddies (Comedy with new cast and Christopher Lloyd, Henry Winkler and Kathie Lee Gifford)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6Kwhce6hG0

    The ABCs of Death (Horror. From imdb.com: “A 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqKeFZU0g0w
     
  13. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    The Silence and The Monk sounds really good, and I will try and check them out this weekend.
     
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    I actually enjoyed it too. I think it's Julianne Hough's best role to date. She and Josh are very appealing in the film. However, I saw the twist about 2/3 way through the film.

    The final scene was definitely a bit :rolleyes: but
    damn that kid looked like Stanley Tucci.

    Ok, so I screened "Oz" tonight. It's definitely a beautiful film, but it wasn't super satisfying. Mila Kunis is beautiful but her acting leaves me cold. Michelle Williams hasn't looked more beautiful.

    There were some good laughs thanks to some really fun sidekicks, but I got more of an emotional reaction out of "Jack the Giant Slayer."

    The Wicked Witch's flying monkeys are scary though ... and loud!
     
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  15. Cyn

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    I didn't see Moulin Rouge in the theatres but of course heard/read all the rave reviews people were giving it. I finally sat down to watch it and my reaction was something akin to :confused: :rolleyes: :blah: :wall: :scream:. Couldn't stand it -- pretentious, overwrought crap.
     
  16. DAngel

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    I watched Jack the Giant Slayer too and I agree that it wasn't bad... I also felt that it was nothing special though :shuffle: I thought the plot was somewhat predictable and the timing of some events too convenient. I also thought the princess was disappointing. When we were shown that she had wondered from the house, I thought we'll get a more interesting princess. Nope, just the same old damsel-in-distress :(

    That last scene you said, is it the scene where
    Jack came with the enchanted crown and then proceeded to put it on his head? I don't know if I'm the only one, but I wished it had been the princess coming through wearing that crown...

    I love Ewan McGregor though :) He stole every scene he was in and I wished he played a bigger role in the movie.

    Ps: Way way way way better than Hansel and Gretel, witch hunters.
     
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  17. VIETgrlTerifa

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    Not to mention with horrible singing from EVERYONE.
     
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  18. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    So that's a thumbs down? I am reading you right? :p

    My friend invited me to go see this Sunday, but I said no. I've seen too many movies lately that make light of violence. That said, I am working my way through "End of Watch" and even "Chimpanzee" had chimp on monkey and chimp on chimp violence! :eek:

    I haven't seen it since it first came out, but I remember loving it. As for Mercurio, he worked somewhat steadily according to imdb.com until the early 2000's and then worked steadily as a judge on Dancing With The Stars and then on "Mercurio's Menu" where he travels Australia and discovers local cuisine.
     
  19. mrr50

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    And that is why the DVD is in the $3 bin
     
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  20. Alixana

    Alixana Definitely NOT a sonogram

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    For me, this one was so OTT it was worth watching just to see how far Baz Luhrmann would take it! And of course I got to look at Ewen McGregor for a couple of hours, which is never a hardship. ;)
     
  21. Artemis@BC

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    ^ Ewan McGregor is the first and best reason to watch Moulin Rouge. :swoon: And that's plenty for me.
     
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  22. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    as soon as i heard oprah go all verklempt over it and say it was this generation's wizard of oz, i knew it would be awful
     
  23. michiruwater

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    Booooo to all the haters! My 11-year-old self cried for at least 3 hours when that movie finished :p

    And yes, Ewan McGregor is always worth watching :swoon:
     
  24. orbitz

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    The ML DVD has been out since 2003. DVDs themselves have been on their way out in the past few years in favor of Blue-Rays, and stores are trying to get rid of their DVD inventories. You can find many good DVDs in the $5 and lower bin at Wall-Mart and other discount stores.

    I agree that Ewan McGregor is so good in the film and is still very watchable in anything ...well except for those Star Wars prequels.
     
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  25. michiruwater

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    He was the only good thing about the Star Wars prequels. Watching the third one I just found myself feeling so bad for him, because he did a legit good job and just everything else was so, so bad (and I felt super awful for Natalie Portman, who had seriuously the worst lines in the history of cinema in the second two prequels. People say, oh, Natalie Portman couldn't act in those, and my response is, Meryl Streep could not have made those lines work.)
     
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    Ewan pretty much plays Obi Wan in "Jack the Giant Slayer," but instead of a lightsaber he uses a sword and instead of a robe he wears armor. He's super charming though.

    The same can't be said for James Franco, who was really uneven in "Oz." In fact, the whole movie was uneven. Definitely worth watching in 3D though.
     
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    Abbie Cornish: Impressed because with her beauty I could see her stuck on the Rom-Com track. But she takes a different direction each time. Kudo's to her.
     
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    It depends on the quality of the $3 bargain bin:lol:, I think your bin is a little more upscale than one in my small city(of 15,000)
     
  29. DAngel

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    Yes, he is :swoon:
     
  30. michiruwater

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    I bought Shawshank Redemption and the first LOTR movie in the bargain bin in my Wal*Mart in my small town (pop: 4000). Moulin Rouge was also in there (I already had that one, of course). It also had the ABC Family sequel to Mean Girls, among other things. Bargain bins are full of random things, but there are certainly some decent movies in them as long as they are old decent movies (and each of the three above are, at this point, at least a decade old).

    (I didn't have the first LOTR on DVD because I had it on VHS first :shuffle:)
     
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