Let's Talk Movies! #25: McKellen, Meryl, DeNiro, Shirley, Morgan...OLD PEOPLE ROCK!!

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

  1. December 13th - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    29 vote(s)
    47.5%
  2. December 18th - Her - Drama with Joaquin Phoenix, and Amy Adams

    16 vote(s)
    26.2%
  3. December 20th - Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

    14 vote(s)
    23.0%
  4. December 25th - August: Osage County

    20 vote(s)
    32.8%
  5. December 25th - Grudge Match - Comedy with Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro

    3 vote(s)
    4.9%
  6. December 25th - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - Comedy/fantasy with Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig

    24 vote(s)
    39.3%
  7. December 25th - The Wolf of Wall Street - Crime drama with Leonardo DiCaprio,

    17 vote(s)
    27.9%
  8. January 10th - Hercules: The Legend Begins - Action adventure with Kellan Lutz

    4 vote(s)
    6.6%
  9. January 17th - Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - Action adventure with Chris Pine and Kenneth Branagh

    9 vote(s)
    14.8%
  10. February 7th - The LEGO Movie - Family action adventure comedy with Will Arnett and Channing Tatum

    7 vote(s)
    11.5%
  11. February 7th - The Monuments Men - War drama with George Clooney, Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett

    15 vote(s)
    24.6%
  12. February 12th - RoboCop - Action adventure sci-Fi with Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson

    9 vote(s)
    14.8%
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  1. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Here's the trailers for the movies in this thread's poll:


    December 13th - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Fantasy adventure with Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Aidan Turner, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Stephen Fry, Billy Connolly and Ian Holm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnaojlfdUbs

    December 18th - Her - Drama with Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson and Olivia Wilde
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzV6mXIOVl4

    December 20th - Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - Comedy with Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Harrison Ford, Greg Kinnear, Vince Vaughn, Fred Willard, Luke Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Chris Parnell, Jim Carrey, Sacha Baron Cohen, Drake, Kirsten Dunst, Tina Fey, Will Smith, Liam Neeson, Amy Poehler, John C. Reilly, Kayne West and Billie Joe Armstrong
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VdGI5-z_hg

    December 25th - August: Osage County - Comedy drama with Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch, Margo Martindale, Chris Cooper and Sam Shepard
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hd_uO72h1s

    December 25th - Grudge Match - Comedy with Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Alan Arkin, Kevin Hart, Jon Bernthal and Kim Basinger
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bQSOBJCPQE

    December 25th - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - Comedy/fantasy with Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Sean Penn, Patton Oswalt, Adam Scott and Kathryn Hahn
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1Xk-yTuFEU

    December 25th - The Wolf of Wall Street - Crime drama with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Jon Favreau, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal, Christine Ebersole, Joanna Lumley and Spike Jonze
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iszwuX1AK6A

    January 10th - Hercules: The Legend Begins - Action adventure with Kellan Lutz
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBq1AupSrLI

    January 17th - Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - Action adventure with Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley and Kenneth Branagh http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZtVfmTZftk

    February 7th - The LEGO Movie - Family action adventure comedy with Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Channing Tatum, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman and Jonah Hill
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPnY2NjSjrg

    February 7th - The Monuments Men - War drama with George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin and Cate Blanchett
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CreneTs7sGs

    February 12th - RoboCop - Action adventure sci-Fi with Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Jackie Earle Haley, Jay Baruchel, Abbie Cornish, Jennifer Ehle and Marianne Jean-Baptiste
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuVphAuRo7Q
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    MERYL MERYL MERYL!!!
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  3. PeterG

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    Other movies coming out in the next few months:

    December 6th - Inside Llewyn Davis - Biographical musical drama with Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham and Justin Timberlake
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFphYRyH7wc

    December 6th - Out of the Furnace - Crime with Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard, Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker and Willem Dafoe
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw0qH34cbRE

    December 13th - A Madea Christmas - Comedy with Tyler Perry, Larry the Cable Guy, Chad Michael Murray, Kathy Najimy, Alicia Witt and Lisa Whelchel
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zFenzWARtc

    December 13th - American Hustle - Crime with Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K. and Michael Pena
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T7LCg2VOcs

    December 13th - Saving Mr. Banks - Drama with Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti and Jason Schwartzman
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5kYmrjongg

    December 20th - Walking with Dinosaurs – Animated family film with John Leguizamo and Justin Long
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7lBKBxIwGM

    December 25th - 47 Ronin - Action adventure fantasy with Keanu Reeves
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8cKdDkkIYY

    December 25th - Justin Bieber's Believe - Biographical musical drama with Justin Bieber and Usher
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGWO2w0H2V8

    December 27th - Labor Day - Drama with Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin and Tobey Maguire
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOQL3Xi8dPE

    December 27th - Lone Survivor - War drama with Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch and Eric Bana
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoLFk4JK_RM

    January 3rd - Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones – Horror, new cast
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J39iyK_aqDE

    January 17th - Devil's Due - Horror thriller with Zach Gilford
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz6dib5HDU0

    January 17th - The Nut Job - Family with Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser and Jeff Dunham
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIffnIC3sWk

    January 17th - Ride Along - Action comedy with Ice Cube, Kevin Hart and John Leguizamo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXJDIheyXfQ

    January 24th - Gimme Shelter - Drama with Brendan Fraser, Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson and James Earl Jones
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ9yRbG6A98

    January 24th - I, Frankenstein - Horror/thriller with Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto and Jai Courtney
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCUZd1iuq3o

    January 31st - That Awkward Moment - Romantic comedy with Zac Efron, Imogen Poots and Miles Teller
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dmKknxvld8

    February 14th - About Last Night - Romantic comedy with Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, Michael Ealy andPaula Patton
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNZFE3z0T7E

    February 14th - Endless Love - Romance with Alex Pettyfer, Gabriella Wilde, Robert Patrick, Bruce Greenwood, Rhys Wakefield and Joely Richardson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRXGch6675Q

    February 14th - Vampire Academy - Action/romance - Newer cast with Gabriel Byrne and Joely Richardson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1ERrnYunBg

    February 14th - Winter's Tale - Fantasy drama with Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Will Smith, Matt Bomer, William Hurt and Eva Marie Saint
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBSj1MKwx6A

    February 21st - Pompeii - Historical action adventure with Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLfQ9_WOnNc

    February 21st - Three Days to Kill - Action thriller with Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Amber Heard and Connie Nielsen
    …no trailer yet…

    February 28th - Non-Stop - Thriller with Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiHDJ19A3dk
  4. BigB08822

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    I do want to see Labor Day with Kate Winslet, I mentioned that in the previous thread I think.

    Why is the next Paranormal Activity coming out in January? When a new one didn't come out around Halloween I figured they were done with the franchise.
  5. PeterG

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    The movies of interest to me are:

    December 18th - Her - Drama with Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson and Olivia Wilde
    December 20th - Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

    December 25th - August: Osage County - Comedy drama with Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch, Margo Martindale, Chris Cooper and Sam Shepard
    December 25th - Grudge Match - Comedy with Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Alan Arkin, Kevin Hart, Jon Bernthal and Kim Basinge
    December 25th - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - Comedy/fantasy with Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Sean Penn, Patton Oswalt, Adam Scott and Kathryn Hahn
    December 27th - Lone Survivor - War drama with Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch and Eric Bana
    January 3rd - Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones – Horror, new cast

    January 17th - Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - Action adventure with Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley and Kenneth Branagh
    January 24th - Gimme Shelter - Drama with Brendan Fraser, Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson and James Earl Jones
    February 28th - Non-Stop - Thriller with Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore

    There are four or so in January/February that look so awful that I almost highlighted them in red to warm you all to avoid them! :lol: But I had to re-do the poll about four times, so I was a bit flabbergasted at having difficulties and forgot about that idea. :D

    August: Osage County actually doesn't look very good to me, but it has such a great cast, I'm going to give it a shot. And I can't believe I actually want to see a Sylvester Stallone movie, but I found the trailer to be both funny and charming. Not sure about Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, but even if it's not great, I can ogle Chris Pine for 90 minutes. :swoon: And when I found out that Liam Neeson was doing another early-in-the-year thriller, my first thought was :rolleyes: but the trailer looks quite good actually, so he's sucked me in again! :rofl:
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    Only Robocop holds my interest. I am on the fence about seeing Pompeii because I loved the first movie and am worried the remake may not measure up. :)
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  7. immoimeme

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    Her-interesting premise. Joaquin Phoenix can read the phone book, silently lol, and I would watch- I like him that much.
    American Hustle-can't quite figure out what it's about but the sleazy 70s/80s look is appealing. So is Jeremy Renner. :) added bonus! Michael Pena!
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    Of most interest to me:

    Walter Mitty -- I loved the short story, and I think it's timeless so I'm not bothered by the modernization of it. Stiller is nothing like the Mitty I imagined when I read the story, but I'm okay with that.

    Her -- love the premise, love the cast.

    Inside Llewyn Davis -- Coen bros + folk music = yes please!

    Labor Day -- I'll see Winslet in just about anything

    Pompeii -- mostly because I was just there

    Osage County is a maybe. I love this cast, but I've been disappointed before with plays turned to movies. However this particular play is less stagey than, say, Doubt, or The History Boys, so I think it will make better film material.
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    immoimeme having a nice day

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    Today is Bruce Lee's birthday! Nothing sez holiday cheer like "Enter The Dragon"!! I guess lol. Anyway why not celebrate by watching one of Bruce Lee's kickazz films TODAY! whee!:-D
  10. IceAlisa

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    Her--sounds interesting and Walter Mitty because a friend works for the studio and keeps pushing it.

    Also the Monuments Men, the cast sounds great.
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  11. Artemis@BC

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    Just watched the trailer for Saving Mr Banks. It looks like a very feel-good Disney kind of film, and sometimes I'm in the mood for that. Plus the Thompson-Hanks combo could be great. So I'll probably try to fit that one in over Christmas.
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    I'm hearing really good things about Frozen, which is out this week. Anyone seen it?
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    Independent Spirit Award Nominations

    Best Feature:
    “12 Years a Slave”
    “All Is Lost”
    “Frances Ha”
    “Inside Llewyn Davis”
    “Nebraska”

    Best Director:
    Shane Carruth, “Upstream Color”
    J.C. Chandor, “All is Lost”
    Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
    Jeff Nichols, “Mud”
    Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”


    Best Screenplay:
    Woody Allen, “Blue Jasmine”
    Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater, “Before Midnight”
    Nicole Holofcener, “Enough Said”
    Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, “The Spectacular Now”
    John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave”


    Best Female Lead:
    Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
    Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight”
    Gaby Hoffman, “Crystal Fairy”
    Brie Larson, “Short Term 12″
    Shailene Woodley, “The Spectacular Now”


    Best Male Lead:
    Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
    Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
    Oscar Isaac, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
    Michael B. Jordan, “Fruitvale Station”
    Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
    Robert Redford, “All Is Lost”


    Best Supporting Female:
    Melonie Diaz, “Fruitvale Station”
    Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”
    Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
    Yolonda Ross, “Go for Sisters”
    June Squibb, “Nebraska”


    Best Supporting Male:
    Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
    Will Forte, “Nebraska”
    James Gandolfini, “Enough Said”
    Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
    Keith Stanfield, “Short Term 12”
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    I really want to see American Hustle, Her & Walter Mitty. Monuments Men looks interesting as well.

    ETA: Hadn't heard of Labor Day but having seen the promo now, it looks fascinating.
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    I am surprised Dallas Buyers Club didn't get a nomination for Best Feature. Is it not a very good movie? I am planning on seeing it tomorrow night although even I admit I am mote interested in the performance than the film itself.
  16. peibeck

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    Surprised to see "Frances Ha," which got little other love (an editing nom) bounce some other "bigger profile" films for Best Feature.
  17. PeterG

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    I saw Gravity on Sunday with some friends. It was wonderful!! :cheer2: The pacing was great, like the perfect roller coaster with some times with things moving at a brisk pace and then WHOOSH something really big happens. This happens a number of times at just the right intervals to make it the perfect ride. One of the big scenes towards the ends had me practically curled up in a ball and I realized that I should just relax, it's just a movie and if I make too much of a pretzel out of myself, I might get hurt! :lol: Highly recommend.

    And to finish up with a few comments from the end of the previous thread:

    Looks like she's a step closer with the Independent Spirit Awards nomination. :respec:

    You're hired, peibeck!! :D
  18. watchthis!!

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    Of the new movies listed for the upcoming months, I'm interested mostly in about x of them. The Anchorman movie should be great regardless of the script just because the cast is just so ginormous, you won't want to blink in case you miss somebody! :lol: Has there ever been a movie with SO many famous people in it?

    I had seen the trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty at the theatre and even if the movie itself is bad, it looks like I'll enjoy it just for the scenery/cinematography. It looks beautiful.

    The LEGO Movie trailer looks weird and stupid and quite possibly really enjoyable! :lol: It's got about seven million views on youtube, too! I never saw the original RoboCop, this new one looks like it might be interesting...of a much higher calibre than the original I'm guessing. My apologies if there are any ubers of the original that I have just offended. :D

    Saving Mr. Banks looks quite dry and humourless, disappointing because I really like Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. The Nut Job looks like good silly fun though. :)

    That Awkward Moment...About Last Night...Endless Love....Vampire Academy...are those the awful ones you were talking about, PeterG? :yikes:

    Pompeii has the most boring trailer I've seen in recent years. So often trailers give away so much of the movie. With this trailer, not only have I no better idea of what the movie is about, but I also have no extra interest in the movie, either. :( And I agree, the Liam Neeson movie looks like a re-treat....but nobody does such high quality re-treas as Mr. Neeson! Plus this one has the wondrous Julianne Moore on board! :respec:
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  19. DAngel

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    Hobbit :cheer: It's gonna be epic! :cheer: (Even with all the disappointment this year, hope springs eternal :rofl:)

    I'll watch:
    Anchorman2 - because I love Steve Carell and to a certain extent Will Ferrel :)
    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - As someone who lives in her head most of the time, I think I can relate to Mitty :lol: Plus, Ben Stiller is awesome.
    Hercules - I wonder why they even bother calling the character Hercules? The story looks nothing like the Hercules myth :confused:
    Jack Ryan - looks intriguing.
    Robocop - don't really have high expectation for this one, so at least I won't be disappointed :lol:

    As always, Thanks for all the work Peter :respec:
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  20. immoimeme

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    From my ever-shrinking collection here's a two thumbs up keeper:"Jean de Florette" and its companion "Manon of the Spring." Two grrrreat films weave a tragic tale of obsession, greed, deception, unbridled optimism, love, hate, compassion, and a stunning final resolution. Starring Yves Montand, Gerard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, and the stunningherself Emmanuelle Beart. Haunting musical theme. Incredible landscape. The v big question of water. And rabbits. Eys. MUST SEE. Higllllly recommend.

    And if you like Daniel Auteuil and this kind of thematic material I also highly recommend "The Welldigger's Daughter."
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    I second Immoimeme's recommendation for jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring. Great movies, especially the first one, so heartbreaking. I saw these when they first came out, and have been really impressed wtih Daniel Auteuil over the years.

    Recently I finally saw 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' - loved it, cried, Logan Lerman was great, nice coming of age story.
    And I will admit, I saw for the first time 'Harold and Kumar go to White Castle'. I was amused and LOL a bunch of times. Cho and Penn were great. Stupid and fun!
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    I've got my ticket to see The Desolation of Smaug! :cheer2: December 11 0:02 AM here I come! :rollin:
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    EYS to "Harald and Kumar." Any of them. They're all dirty stupid hilarious good fun.

    Side nite: I had no idea when I watched them that Neil Patrick Harris was a real person. I thought he was a crazy character but apparently he is-a real-life one!! I just luv him :)
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    Speaking of old people who rock: Philomena (opening today in full release) is definitely on my list too.

    Dame Judi Dench, who is losing her eyesight from macular degeneration but isn't letting that stop her, is the very definition of a rockin' old person!
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    I picked only 3 from the list. I would also pick Philomena.

    BTW just got back from watching The Hunger Games- Catching fire. Definitely a thriller. Will there be a third HG movie?
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    With that ending, most definitely :) There are three books so I'm assuming a third movie.
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    Some action/drama-ishy types of movies I've seen of late:

    Takers with Matt Dillon, Hayden Christensen, Chris Brown and a lot of other famous people I can't remember right now. :lol: This is one I grabbed off the shelf at the library, so not one I was expecting much from. But I thought it was decent. Moved at a pretty good pace and as much as I (really) dislike Chris Brown as a person, he held his own amongst some pretty good actors and even did a parkour type action scene quite well. I was going to make a joke here, but think it might have been in bad taste, so I've saved you all from that!! :D

    Flight with Denzel Washington. So did he deserve his Oscar nomination? Hmm...tough for me to be commital on this as I have always enjoyed his movies. He's just so watchable. But I'll say yes. Unless I looked up wikipedia to see who might have gotten a nod in place of him. But I'm not going to. :) It seems like this movie should have been a disappointment with such an exciting beginning, but I enjoyed it throughout the whole thing. Thumbs up.

    Jack Reacher with Tom Cruise. So much kerfuffle about the casting of Cruise in this role. But he's like Denzel to me, pretty much infallible when it comes to movie-making. I wonder if their greatest success is always surrounding themselves with the best in the business so that they can never fail.

    The Double with Richard Gere and that guy from That 70's Show...not Ashton...his name is right there... Oh yeah, Topher Grace!! Yay me!! :D This one was good, but not fantastic. Did the quality of Gere's movies slide, or did the public give up on him? Was he too political about social issues like Susan Sarandon? It's weird that he's seemingly a footnote in the world of movies. But he's always watchable, and I don't mean just in a :grope: kind of way, hee hee!
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    There will be two more Hunger Games movies. They're splitting the final book into two parts.
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  29. PeterG

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    So last time we reviewed a year in movies, we viewed like it was 1999. This week we're going to celebrate my birth year. :cheer2: :40beers: :cheer: :encore: :D So was there a big splash in '63 other than my birth? Elizabeth Taylor thinks (thought) so! On June 12th, Cleopatra opened and for the Wikipedia entry for film events of 1963, Cleopatra takes about 60% or more of the space to talk about what happened that year. It's quite an interesting blurb and is probably too big to quote here. But you should check it out!

    The top grossing movies of 1963:

    1 – Cleopatra - Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Roddy McDowell, Martin Landau - $57,777,778

    2 - How the West Was Won - James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Carroll Baker, Gregory Peck, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Preston, Karl Malden, George Peppard, Agnes Moorehead, Lee J. Cobb, John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan - $46,500,000

    3 - It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Jonathan Winters, Ethel Merman, Buddy Hackett, Sid Caesar, Milton Bearle, Phil Silvers, Peter Falk, Jimmy
    Durante - $46,332,858

    4 - Tom Jones - Albert Finney, Susannah York - $37,600,000

    5 - Irma la Douce - Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine - $25,246,588

    6 - The Sword in the Stone - $22,182,353

    7 - Son of Flubber - Fred MacMurray - $22,129,412

    8 - The Birds - Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Veronica Cartwright, Suzanne Pleshette - $18,500,900

    9 - Dr. No - Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord - $16,067,035

    10 - The V.I.P.s - Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Louis Jourdan, Maggie Smith, Orson Welles, Rod Taylor, Margaret Rutherford - $15,000,000

    11 - McLintock! - John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne, Yvonne De Carlo, Stefanie Powers - $14,500,000

    12 - Charade - Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy - $13,474,588

    13 - Bye Bye Birdie - Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret - $13,129,412

    14 - Move Over, Darling Doris - Day, James Garner, Don Knotts, Polly Bergen, Thelma Ritter, Chuck Connors - $12,705,882

    15 - Come Blow Your Horn - Frank Sinatra, Lee J. Cobb - $12,000,000

    16 - The Thrill of It All - Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis - $11,779,093

    17 - The Great Escape - Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasance, James Coburn, David McCallum - $11,744,471

    18 - The Cardinal - Tom Tryon, Romy Schneider, Carol Lynley, Dorothy Gish - $11,170,588

    19 - Hud - Paul Newman, Patricia Neal, Melvyn Douglas - $10,000,000

    20 - 55 Days at Peking - Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven - $10,000,000

    21 - Captain Newman, M.D. - Gregory Peck, Tony Curtis, Angie Dickinson, Robert Duvall, Eddie Albert, Bobby Darin - $8,500,000

    22 - Love with the Proper Stranger - Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Edie Adams, Tom Bosley - $7,200,000

    23 - 8½ - Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale - $7,000,000

    24 - Donovan's Reef - John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jack Warden, Caesar Romero - $6,600,000

    25 - Lilies of the Field - Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala - $6,000,000

    26 - Promises! Promises! - Jayne Mansfield - $3,775,000

    Academy Award winners:

    Best Picture: Tom Jones

    Best Director: Tony Richardson - Tom Jones

    Best Actor: Sidney Poitier - Lilies of the Field

    Best Actress: Patricia Neal - Hud

    Best Supporting Actor: Melvyn Douglas - Hud

    Best Supporting Actress: Margaret Rutherford - The V.I.P.s

    Best Foreign Language Film: 8½ (Otto e mezzo), directed by Federico Fellini, Italy

    Other award winners for 1963 listed at Wikipedia entry for: Golden Globe Awards, Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival), Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival) and Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival).

    Other movies of note for 1963:

    The Courtship of Eddie's Father, directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Glenn Ford, Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens, Dina Merrill, Ron Howard
    Critic's Choice, starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball
    Follow the Boys, starring Connie Francis, Paula Prentiss, Dany Robin, Janis Paige
    Fun in Acapulco, starring Elvis Presley and Ursula Andress
    Gidget Goes to Rome, starring Cindy Carol
    The Haunting, directed by Robert Wise, starring Julie Harris - (U.K.)
    I Could Go On Singing, starring Judy Garland and Dirk Bogarde
    It Happened at the World's Fair, starring Elvis Presley
    Jason and the Argonauts, starring Todd Armstrong - (U.K./U.S.A.)
    Lord of the Flies, directed by Peter Brook - (U.K.)
    The Nutty Professor, directed by and starring Jerry Lewis, with Stella Stevens
    The Ugly American, starring Marlon Brando
    Uncle Vanya, starring Michael Redgrave, Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright - (U.K.)
    Wives and Lovers, starring Janet Leigh

    Famous film people born in 1963:

    January 14 — Steven Soderbergh, director
    March 18 — Vanessa Williams, actress, singer and former beauty queen
    March 27 — Quentin Tarantino, director
    March 30 — David Thewlis, English actor
    June 9 — Johnny Depp, US actor
    June 10 — Jeanne Tripplehorn, US actress
    June 15 — Helen Hunt, US actress and director
    July 30 — Lisa Kudrow, US actress
    August 14 — Emmanuelle Béart, French actress
    October 6 — Elisabeth Shue, US actress
    November 5 — Tatum O'Neal, US actress
    December 15 — Helen Slater, US actress
    December 18 — Brad Pitt, actor

    Film debuts:

    Alan Alda - Gone are the Days!
    Mel Brooks - The Critic
    James Caan - Irma la Douce
    Héctor Elizondo - The Fat Black Pussycat
    Kurt Russell - It Happened at the World's Fair
    Lynn Redgrave - Tom Jones
    Donald Sutherland - The World Ten Times Over
  30. PeterG

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    1963 movies I have seen: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Birds, Charade, The Great Escape

    I remember seeing It's A Mad....World as a kid and thinking something like, "all these old people sure are having a lot of fun!" :lol: The Birds is one I probably saw as a teenager and should watch again at some point. The last two I saw in the last year or two and recommend both, but Charade much more than The Great Escape.

    Movies I might have seen when I was younger, but I’m not sure… :lol: Cleopatra , Tom Jones, Irma la Douce, Move Over, Darling, Hud, Lilies of the Field, The Haunting, Lord of the Flies

    I'm pretty sure I watched The Haunting with my sisters as a young person. I might not remember it that well because it might have been too scary for a kid under ten!

    Movies I have not seen, but should: How the West Was Won, Bye Bye Birdie

    I saw Ann-Margaret in State Fair recently and she was amazing, so I should probably check out more of hers. Any other Ann-Margaret fans reading this and have any recommendations?

    And since these were the people born the same year as me, this is the order I would have invited people to my birthday parties: Vanessa Williams, Lisa Kudrow, Johnny Depp, Tatum O’Neal, Brad Pitt, Helen Hunt and Steven Soderbergh. But that Quentin kid is a freakin’ loudmouth and I do NOT want him at my party!!! :mad:
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  31. Vash01

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    I am surprised. There isn't enough material to make two movies out of Mockingjay. What are they going to call the two movies?
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    They don't care if there is enough material. They see $$$$$. Two separate movies mean twice the money to be made.
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    Like the Hobbit Trilogy- should have been just one movie
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    "Tom Jones" "Hud" and "8 1/2" are the best from 1963 imo.
    I remember getting dragged to "it's a mad....world" as a kid. I thought it would never end!!
    "The Haunting" was on tv when I had the mumps. I was not suppose to be watching tv but I did lol. Scared the hell out of me. For yearrrrrs I never ever let my hand dangle out over the side of the bed. Now the movie is laughable esp after reading the book. THAT is v scary.
    In college I did a fantastic analysis of "the nutty professor" but danged if I can recall a word of it now. All I can tell you is it's worth watching because there is more to it than what's on the surface.
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    "Dr No" is worth watching/enduring because the shot where Ursala Andress emerges from the sea is A Genuine Iconic Moment. Too bad the rest of the film is so lame I comparison to that.

    Ann Margret -"kitten with a whip" and "tommy" and "carnal knowledge" are my recommendations. But that film "viva las vegas" with Elvis is not bad esp the dancing parts. She can dance, goodness me !can she dance!!!!
  36. orientalplane

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    I saw Hud a few years ago and thought it beautifully observed and extremely well acted. I haven't seen many of the others. Cleopatra was dreadful, and panned by the critics, while I found Irma la Douce much too sentimental for my taste. Someone, can't remember who, when asked if he'd seen 8 ½, replied, "I left at 2 ¾."
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    I thought the second book should have been split it two, if you needed to split any of them. The third? Not so much
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    I love McLintock, it's a family favourite. We can literally stand around and quote 80% of the movie. Charade is a favourite of mine too. But that is largely because I have never seen an Audrey Hepburn movie I didn't enjoy. I haven't seen all of them though so who knows what can happen in the future:p. Reading that list of movies though I realised I really haven't seen that many movies from 1963. I know Hud has been on my list for a while but I either haven't found it yet or when I'm someplace that I would be likely to find it, like on the internet, which is often, I forget to look for it.
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    Also in '63: Doctor Who airs for the first time. :)
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    Given that I think Catching Fire the movie was actually better than CF the book, my hopes for Mockingjay as 2 movies have increased somewhat. There could be material for two movies, if they flesh out all the stuff that happened when Katniss was passed out :shuffle: I guess we'll see. So far they haven't let us down at all.

    I wonder about the name, too. I mean, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part II sounds just horrifically awful.
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