Let's Talk Movies! #23 : A Wolverine, A Super Dude and the End of the World. Twice.

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, May 29, 2013.

Which Of These New Movies Interest You? (Trailers Below For Viewing)

  1. June 14th - Man of Steel - Action Adventure with Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner….

    23 vote(s)
    57.5%
  2. June 14th - The Bling Ring - Crime comedy with Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Gavin Rossdale…

    8 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. June 14th - This Is the End - Sci-Fi Comedy with Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco…

    6 vote(s)
    15.0%
  4. June 21st - World War Z - Action horror thriller with Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox and David Morse

    12 vote(s)
    30.0%
  5. June 28th - The Heat - Action Comedy with Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Michael Rapaport…

    9 vote(s)
    22.5%
  6. July 3rd - The Lone Ranger - Action adventure western with Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp…

    8 vote(s)
    20.0%
  7. July 5th - The Way, Way Back - Comedy with Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney…

    6 vote(s)
    15.0%
  8. July 19th - Girl Most Likely - Comedy with Kristen Wiig, Annette Benning, Matt Dillon…

    7 vote(s)
    17.5%
  9. July 19th - The Conjuring - Horror thriller with Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor…

    5 vote(s)
    12.5%
  10. July 24th - The Wolverine - Action Adventure with Hugh Jackman and Famke Janssen

    12 vote(s)
    30.0%
  11. August 2nd - 2 Guns - Action with Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, James Marsden…

    1 vote(s)
    2.5%
  12. August 9th - Elysium - Sci-Fi with Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley and Diego Luna

    13 vote(s)
    32.5%
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  1. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    Vote for as many of the movies in the poll as you like, it's multiple choice. Please consider watching the trailers for the twelve selections first though:

    June 14th - Man of Steel - Action Adventure with Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon, Christopher Meloni and Laurence Fishburne
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6DJcgm3wNY

    June 14th - The Bling Ring - Crime comedy with Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Gavin Rossdale and Paris Hilton
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4LzhgExvrc

    June 14th - This Is the End - Sci-Fi Comedy with Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, Emma Watson, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Michael Cera, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Aziz Ansari and Christopher Mintz-Plasse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z5Wykasdls

    June 21st - World War Z - Action horror thriller with Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox and David Morse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcwTxRuq-uk

    June 28th - The Heat - Action Comedy with Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Demian Bichir and Michael Rapaport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-KKx0lcn2A

    July 3rd - The Lone Ranger - Action adventure western with Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Barry Pepper and Tom Wilkinson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zv9fgSrP-0

    July 5th - The Way, Way Back - Comedy with Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph and Amanda Peet
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwNo1i3jkCo

    July 19th - Girl Most Likely - Comedy with Kristen Wiig, Annette Benning, Matt Dillon and Darren Criss
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=894jUp-4f0Q

    July 19th - The Conjuring - Horror thriller with Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb-jRz7HWqs

    July 24th - The Wolverine - Action Adventure with Hugh Jackman and Famke Janssen
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEbzZP-_Ssc

    August 2nd - 2 Guns - Action with Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, Edward James Olmos and James Marsden
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVNe3RK2fgI

    August 9th - Elysium - Futuristic Sci-Fi with Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley and Diego Luna
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIBtePb-dGY
     
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  2. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    Other major movies coming out in the next three months below. Guess which one was option #13 for the poll? :lol:

    June 7th - Much Ado About Nothing - Comedy with Amy Acker and Nathan Fillion
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAMsDP_DMHE

    June 7th - The Internship - Comedy with Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ben Kingsley and John Goodman
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdnoqCViqUo

    June 7th - The Purge - Sci-Fi Thriller with Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey and Rhys Wakefield
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0LLaybEuzA

    June 7th - Violet & Daisy - Action comedy drama with Saoirse Ronan, Alexis Bledel, Danny Trejo, James Gandolfini and Marianne Jean-Baptiste
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7CdL8xXmxE

    June 16th - My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Family Comedy with new cast
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3hBtBibN_M

    June 21st - Monsters University - Family Comedy with Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley, Frank Oz, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, Aubrey Plaza, John Krasinski, Bonnie Hunt, Julia Sweeney and John Ratzenberger
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODePHkWSg-U

    June 28th - White House Down - Action with Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins and Jason Clarke
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AXbiCdmXgw

    July 3rd - Despicable Me 2 - Family Comedy with Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand, Benjamin Bratt, Steve Coogan and Ken Jeong
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwXbtZXjbVE

    July 4th - Untitled Terrence Malick project - Musical drama with Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett and Val Kilmer
    …no trailer on youtube…

    July 12th - Grown Ups 2 - Comedy with Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Taylor Lautner, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Cheri Oteri, Salma Hayek, Steve Buscemi, Milo Ventimiglia, Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph, Andy Samberg, Steve Austin, Will Forte, Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows, Shaquille O'Neal and Colin Quinn
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhOWtVElqfw

    July 12th - Pacific Rim - Sci-Fi Action with Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba and Ron Perlman
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5guMumPFBag

    July 19th - RED 2 - Action comedy with Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Karl Urban, Neal McDonough, Anthony Hopkins and David Thewlis
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfB8QwYBPxY

    July 19th - R.I.P.D. - Action comedy with Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker and Mike O'Malley
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibMV4ZOYHh4

    July 19th - The World's End - Sci-Fi Comedy with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Martin Freeman
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n__1Y-N5tQk

    July 19th - Turbo - Family Comedy with Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Snoop Dogg and Samuel L. Jackson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-L5bzwdpVI

    July 26th - Blue Jasmine - Comedy with Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins and Peter Sarsgaard
    …no trailer at youtube…

    July 26th - Fruitvale Station - Drama with Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray and Michael B. Jordan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxUJwJfcQaQ

    July 26th - The To Do List - Comedy with Aubrey Plaza, Rachel Bilson, Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, Scott Porter, Connie Britton and Christopher Mintz-Plasse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWN50i9Qino

    July 31st - The Smurfs 2 - Family comedy with Neil Patrick Harris, Sofía Vergara, Hank Azaria, Tim Gunn, Brendan Gleeson, Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters, Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin, John Oliver and Christina Ricci
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQbSGLaVJ5c

    August 2nd - The Spectacular Now - Drama with Shailene Woodley and Kyle Chandler
    …no trailer at youtube…

    August 7th - Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters - Family Adventure with Logan Lerman, Nathan Fillion, Anthony Head and Stanley Tucci
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI_cjgeWs_U

    August 9th – Planes - Family comedy with Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese, Cedric the Entertainer, Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IQFjQiN3yI

    August 9th - We're the Millers - Comedy with Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Ed Helms and Jason Sudeikis
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vsy5KzsieQ

    August 14th - Kick-Ass 2 - Action Comedy with Aaron Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Leguizamo, Morris Chestnut and Jim Carrey
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc6tL8cd9KQ

    August 16th - Paranoia - Crime with Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Josh Holloway, Amber Heard and Richard Dreyfuss
    …no trailer at youtube…

    August 16th - The Butler - Biography with Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Liam Neeson, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams, James Marsden and Liev Schreiber
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAagFuR_XIM

    August 23rd - The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - Teen action fantasy with Lily Collins, Kevin Durand, Lena Headey, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Aidan Turner
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHlwRsl2uFk

    August 23rd - You're Next - Horror with new cast
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufUQWpEkbf0

    August 28th - Closed Circuit - Crime with Eric Bana, Jim Broadbent and Julia Stiles
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5VuOgL-Ue4

    August 30th – Getaway – Action with Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez and Jon Voight
    …no trailer at youtube…

    August 30th – Random - Horror with Ashley Greene and Lucas Till
    …no trailer at youtube…

    August 30th - This Is Us - Musical Documentary with One Direction
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ands0XvSnU
     
  3. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Here are the movies I plan on catching:

    Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
    Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
    Pacific Rim
    The Purge
    World War Z
    Man of Steel
     
  4. BigB08822

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    I am sure I will go see:

    Man of Steel
    Despicable Me 2
    World War Z
    The Purge

    Honestly, I am quite underwhelmed by this summer's movies. I was hoping to have at least one movie a week to go see while on summer break but I doubt that will happen. I am going to see Man of Steel only because my husband wants to so badly and I am sure it will be a big spectacle. Superman has just never interested me, for some reason. I never saw the first Despicable Me but the previews for the next one have been cracking me up. I am borrowing the first one from family and definitely taking my niece and nephew to see number 2. I will probably go see the horror movies by myself when I get bored, the one I am definitely looking forward to is The Purge.

    The movie that looks horrible to me is The Long Ranger. I can't believe how many movies Johnny Depp has done as Jack Sparrow. Isn't it getting old for him?
     
  5. PeterG

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    I just watched Wrecked (Adrien Brody). What's interesting about this movie is two of the compliments I have for it don't sound like compliments! :lol: The part I liked best about the movie was when it was over. When it made me go, "oh..." And then seeing what happened from a different perspective. In a way there is not a lot happening, so I watched most of it at double-time with the subtitles on (and there's not a lot of dialogue). But I really enjoyed it that way. I guess the pacing was a little too slow to watch it all at regular time. So if you're interested in this movie, hopefully your DVR has this same feature as mine does. "Wrecked" does not have a great rating at imdb.com but I think maybe people expected something different from what they got and voted out of disappointment. It's not an action adventure movie but...if this makes sense...the thought processes of someone who has been through trauma and looking at how one deals with the trauma they have been through, how they cope...how they take action. I recommend it if you watch it with an open mind and don't expect car chases and explosions. :D
     
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    I saw Wrecked but have absolutely no recollection of what really happened other than a man wrecking in the woods and being trapped in his car but then suddenly seeing people and being out and other weird things. I just remember not knowing what was real and what was in his head. I don't remember how it all got resolved.
     
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    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    Don't read the spoiler below if you have any interest in seeing Wrecked...this is a true spoiler!!

    After the car he is in crashes, he loses his memory. He only remembers bits and pieces and when he hears on the radio about a bank robbery and sees the cash in the trunk of the car, he thinks he might be one of the robbers. Only has his memory comes back do we realize that he was outside the bank as the robbers were leaving and they grabbed him and forced him in to the car as a hostage. At the end of the movie, he makes it back up to the road where finally the cell phone he has works. He phones for help and a park ranger drives out to him and picks him up. One of the last scenes was of Brody's character taking the wheel from the driver in a moment of panic and his realizing that the car crash was of his own doing.

    Just wanted to add that Wrecked has some good DVD extras all about the various parts of making a movie. As a wannabe filmmaker, I'm quite enjoying them. :D
     
  8. Sofia Alexandra

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    I have Wrecked on DVD, but I haven't watched the extras yet. I'll have to check them out, since I too consider myself a filmmaker. :) As for the film itself, I'm quite impressed by how they managed to keep it interesting all the way through, even though there isn't an awful lot of stuff happening.

    As for the upcoming films I want to see (in cinema, if possible), well, there are quite a few of those:
    Elysium :cheer2:
    The World's End :cheer:
    Europa Report
    Man of Steel
    World War Z
    Monsters University
    Pacific Rim


    I really don't know what to think about Equestria Girls. I'm a life-long My Little Pony fan, and one of the main things I like about them is that they're ponies*, so when I heard they'd been turned into humans I was all "aw HELL no!"... But the trailer doesn't look like total crap? :shuffle:



    *I never played much with human dolls, it was all ponies and other animals right from the start.
     
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    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    So here's most of what I watched while house-sitting earlier this month:

    How Do You Know (Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson) – I expected to like this...and I liked it even more than I thought I would. I enjoyed the performances of everyone (not surprisingly), but it was the script that had much more depth than I expected. I thought I’d be seeing a Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy (which would have been fine), but this movie ended up being much smarter than just that. Definitely not a “dumbed down” script.

    Uninhabited (Australian horror thriller). I sometimes hate using the word “horror” as it makes me think of slasher flicks and that’s not what this movie is about. “Supernatural thriller” is probably more appropriate. Anyway, this is the movie that I was watching while house-sitting and I had to stop watching it that night because I was getting too scared. :lol: So I watched the end the next afternoon when it was bright and sunny outside. Anyway, this movie takes place on a small, remote island off the coast of Australia and just the beautiful physical images are almost enough for me to recommend this movie. But I like the story, too. :D A young couple are taken to this island to spend a week in a (very) private tropical heaven. But there is a history to this island…

    The Reef (another Australian horror thriller). Again, no slashers/slashing present. Just a group of people out for a sailing trip. In an ocean which has sharks. And maybe more than one… If you watch this, let me know if you agree if you think that Luke is the most perfect man on the planet. 

    Gun Hill Road (Esai Morales drama). Enrique is released from jail to find a family whose lives have grown so much that he struggles to find his own place…within his own family. Including that of his son who is leading a much different life than that of his father. I give the movie kudos for taking on potentially difficult subject matter, but I found it tough at times to watch people who had so few necessary life skills.

    Three Inches (Sci-fi drama with a new cast as well as James Marsters [Spike on Buffy] and SCTV’s Andrea Martin). After watching this, I found out that it was planned on being a pilot for a TV series, but was not picked up. It’s pretty light fair about a young man struck by lighting who discovers that post-lightning bolt, he can move many things…but only three inches. (This newfound ability is more powerful than you might think.) Light fun for when you don’t want to think too hard. The biggest highlight was probably Andrea Martin who has some great lines (and delivers them flawlessly, as expected). And Noah Reid as the lead is a real cutie.

    A Balcony On The Sea (aka "Un balcon sur la mer", aka “A View of Love"). French drama with Jean Dujardin (The Artist). I wanted to like this one. And it isn’t bad. Just some of the things some characters do…and how others react…did not make sense to me. This movie is about a woman who reappears in a man’s life who had been a part of his childhood…someone he always loved very deeply. And now she’s back…but…

    The Loved Ones (Australian crime drama horror). Okay, so all these movies I saw on Netflix, and apparently it’s owned by some Australian company. (That only makes horror thriller movies!) :lol: This one deserves its' horror label. It’s about some teens and prom and how one young lass just won’t take no for an answer. And boy, are their repercussions when you reject her!! Some scenes border or torture porn, so I had to do a fair bit of fast-forwarding. Interesting premise. I just wish they had gone more in a psychological direction instead of a gross-out direction.

    The Road To Eldorado. This one has been on my to see list for quite a while. It didn’t really grab me. I watched most of it while doing stuff on the computer. So I’m not really sure about the storyline. And don’t really care, either. Seemed kind of a dumbed-down kids movie (unlike other stuff for youth which seems to respect kids’ intelligence more).

    Dead Season (Sci-fi horror, unknown cast). A zombie movie where stupid people do stupid things. I liked the premise as I like zombie movies, but this one was like a very, very, very bad episode of The Walking Dead. I watched a lot of it at double or even triple-time, scanning until I thought that maybe something of importance might happen. This is one where I can’t remember the ending. Just a bunch of people who have escaped to an island in the hopes that it will be zombie-free. I will leave it up to your imagination as to whether or not you think any zombies show up. ;)
     
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    According to imdb.com, The Girl Who Played With Fire is "announced" as far is it's status. When the first movie was out for a while, the box office receipts were underwhelming and there was some talk about whether there would be a second movie made. But according to the-numbers. com, the first had a budget of 90 million with 102 made in the U.S. and another 130 made overseas. Some say advertising can cost as much as budget costs, although that idea totally floors me (can't imagine that so much could be spent on publicity). Anyway, even if this is true, along with DVD sales and money made from movie channel sales, there would be a profit. I'm guessing the sequel will be made much cheaper than the first. By the way, did you watch the original Swedish film trilogy. It's amazing.
     
  12. IceAlisa

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    Yup, watched the original Swedish films, read the books, the works. I thought, despite my predictions, the US movie was well-made. And Daniel Craig doesn't suck. And while what's her face, the rude American girl is good, Noomi Rapace was amazing in that role. ;) Hope they crunch the numbers soon!!! [/whine]
     
  13. all_empty

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    Just screened "Man of Steel."

    Can't talk about it too much publicly, but there were big muscles and big action.

    The movie is totally bombastic and assaults your ears.

    PM me if you want more details.
     
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  14. Buzz

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    I want to be surprised so I wait to see it myself but did you like it?! And today I am going to see After Earth and since I am a huge Will Smith fan, I know I will enjoy the movie. :D
     
  15. all_empty

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    I built it up so much in my head that I couldn't hate it, if you know what I mean.

    Yes, it was enjoyable (I actually signed a non-disclosure agreement for this one so I can't talk about it). And loud. I saw it in 2D and it was sensory overload, so I can only imagine what 3D is like.

    Lemme know what you think of "After Earth." I wasn't a huge fan but won't spoil it until after you see it.
     
  16. Artemis@BC

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    I like Will Smith a lot, but there's not much to entice me to pay full price to see this film on the big screen. Jaden Smith just doesn't have the chops, or the charm, to carry a film like this. I'll wait for the DVD.

    Man of Steel will definitely be a big-screen viewing for me, but I can til the crowds have died down. WWZ is a maybe -- it wasn't on my radar at all until I saw the trailer at Star Trek earlier this week, and based on that I have to say it looks like a promising popcorn movie.

    I'm disappointed by the preliminary negative reviews of Now You See Me. I prefer heist/caper/con films to general action films, and I had high hopes for this one as a fun summer romp. Oh well.

    Meanwhile in DVD viewing, my movies over the past couple of weeks included:

    ~ Hyde Park on Hudson. Meh. Bill Murray was great as FDR, and the scenes with him and Bertie, and Bertie and Elizabeth, do make this worth watching. But the central character was supposed to be Daisy, and the central relationship was supposed to be about FDR and Daisy. I found Daisy to be mind-numbingly dull, and their relationship completely unbelievable. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction ... and sometimes it's just boring. If the movie had been just about the "special relationship" (between FDR & Bertie / USA and UK), it would have been a much, much better film. Filtering it through Daisy made no sense on either a historical or filmic level.

    ~ Upstream Color. I can't remember the last time I saw a film that cared less about the audience and our reactions. It's an assault on the senses and the mind. I can admire some of the imagery and craft, but this is a horrifying film that I would not recommend to anyone outside a film study class. I'm getting creeped out again just thinking about it.

    ~ Cloud Atlas. Can I have those 3 hours of my life back please? This is the quintessential example of a book that should never have been attempted as a film. I don't normally judge a movie by its book, but it’s hard not to in this case -- in the book the interweaving storylines and characters work. In the movie it's a giant, disorganized mess.
     
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  17. michiruwater

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    I love Will Smith but given the negative reviews and that Shyamalan directed I doubt I'll see it on the big screen. I don't want to encourage Hollywood to keep giving Shymalan movies and letting him write scripts. :shuffle:

    I am super excited to see Henry Cavill on my screen for 2 hours though. My birthday is the 15th, so... happy birthday to me ;)

    I want to see World War Z, and I love Emma Watson because I grew up with her and I want her to have a career so I will probably see both movies she's in :lol:

    I love Terrence Malick but I think it's weird that it has a month to go and neither a title nor a trailer :huh: But I will see it anyway. Great cast.
     
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  18. Artemis@BC

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    Ok, this one just made my list! Looks like a cross between The Hangover and Doctor Who. :LOL: And the combo of Pegg, Freeman, and Frost could be lethally funny.
     
  19. Wyliefan

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    I'm still kind of fond of Shyamalan, even though some of his efforts have been terrible. :slinkaway

    This has been your unpopular opinion for the day. :)
     
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  20. Buzz

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    I saw "After Earth" today and liked it a lot and agree that there wasn't much that made it a sci-fi film. It is however an excellent family drama about the strained relationship between a father and son. After Earth is almost entirely carried by Jaden Smith and he is in about 75% of the movie all by himself. There are also times it feels like I'm intruding on their real life relationship which i am not sure if it is a good thing or not. I seriously doubt that it will unseat last week's top movies but is a nice alternative to the other testosterone infested offerings. Not that there is anything wrong with guys flicks. I prefer them myself. :lol: Shyamalan did very well by this movie. JMVHO
     
  21. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    I've really enjoyed every thing Shyamalan has done. I've yet to hear anyone give me a good reason why they didn't think "The Happening" was a bad movie. And that includes my best friend who I always go to see movies with and then talk about endlessly afterwards. :lol:
     
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  22. all_empty

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    Well, when Will conceived the story it was supposed to be a car crash in the mountains instead of a starship crash on Earth.

    I wasn't a big fan of Jaden, who seemed to only alternate from worried and scared. He's only 14 though.
     
  23. Wyliefan

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    Oh good, a fellow fan! :respec:
     
  24. immoimeme

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    For sure I am old when I enjoyed best exotic marigold hotel and all together way hella more than 360.
     
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  25. michiruwater

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    Was this the sentence you meant to write?
     
  26. BigB08822

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    We watched the first Despicable Me tonight and just laughed and laughed. Those little yellow things are hilarious. Definitely going to see #2 with the kids.
     
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    :( Did I do that double-negative thing? Or a variant thereof?? :lol:

    Maybe it should have read, "I've yet to hear anyone give me a good reason why they thought that "The Happening" was a bad movie."

    Better? :D My friend said the dialogue was part of the problem. But when I asked him to give an example of anything in particular he didn't like that was said, he couldn't remember. Apparently it was so bad for him that he blocked it all out. :lol: But I thought that Unbreakable and The Village were works of genius (as was The Sixth Sense of course). Signs was good, but the big twist was a letdown for sure. I liked Devil as well as The Lady In The Water...although I think I'm the only one on the planet who liked the latter film, though! I haven't seen The Last Airbender yet, but it's not really my kind of movie. I'll see it eventually though. It's interesting about After Earth though. Even after you guys mentioned his involvement in it, I didn't realize until now while looking at imdb.com that he is both director and co-writer of this movie. I guess that fact has been hidden because he seems to have such a bad name with the public these days. But I like him. Me and Wyliefan. :)
     
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    Tesla Whippet Good

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    Minions! :respec:
     
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    I saw the Spiderman reboot on a flight home last weekend. I thought Toby and Dunst had better chemistry than the Garfield and Stone. Sally Field felt out of place somehow.
     
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    I thought Sally Field was okay; she plays who she always does -- a worried maternal figure ("Brothers & Sisters," "Lincoln," etc. My biggest problem with this particular reboot was so little was different from the Maguire version -- from plot to shot selection.

    "The Dark Knight" was a refreshing change.

    Having seen "Man of Steel," it falls somewhere in between. I'm not sure Henry Cavill brings something new to the role (although he is painfully goodlooking -- something they make sure to mention in the film) but there's enough of a fresh take on the origin story and Zod -- plus an entire second half full of action -- that makes it fresh.
     
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