Let's Talk Movies! #26: Some Muppets, Noah, Captain America...and GODZILLA!!!!!!

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

  1. March 14th - Veronica Mars - Mystery with Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, and James Franco

    10 vote(s)
    21.3%
  2. March 21st - Divergent - Action Sci-Fi with Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet and Ashley Judd

    13 vote(s)
    27.7%
  3. March 21st - Muppets Most Wanted - Comedy with Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey

    14 vote(s)
    29.8%
  4. March 28th - Noah - Drama with Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson

    13 vote(s)
    27.7%
  5. April 4th - Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Action with Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson

    23 vote(s)
    48.9%
  6. April 11th - Rio 2 - Family Adventure with Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx and Rita Moreno

    5 vote(s)
    10.6%
  7. April 18th – Transcendence - Sci-Fi Thriller with Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman

    9 vote(s)
    19.1%
  8. May 2nd - The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Adventure with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone

    10 vote(s)
    21.3%
  9. May 16th - Godzilla - Sci-Fi with Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe

    13 vote(s)
    27.7%
  10. May 23rd - X-Men: Days of Future Past - Sci-Fi with Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Lawrence

    19 vote(s)
    40.4%
  11. May 30th - Maleficent - Fantasy with Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Sharlto Copley

    29 vote(s)
    61.7%
  12. May 30th - A Million Ways to Die in the West - Comedy with Seth MacFarlane and Charlize Theron

    3 vote(s)
    6.4%
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  1. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Here's the info and the trailers for the movies in this thread's poll. Please consider watching these trailers before voting. And you can vote for all twelve if you wish. :D

    March 14th - Veronica Mars - Mystery with Kristen Bell, Gaby Hoffmann, Jerry O'Connell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Justin Long, James Franco, Ken Marino and Max Greenfield
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq1R93UMqlk

    March 21st - Divergent - Action Sci-Fi with Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Zoe Kravitz, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Theo James, Ray Stevenson, Mekhi Phifer, Miles Teller, Ashley Judd and Tony Goldwyn
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sutgWjz10sM

    March 21st - Muppets Most Wanted - Family Musical Comedy with Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQiGyBiNjLI

    March 28th - Noah - Biblical Adventure Drama with Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins and Nick Nolte
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qmj5mhDwJQ

    April 4th - Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Action Thriller with Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Emily VanCamp, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Garry Shandling, Dominic Cooper, Jenny Agutter, Frank Grillo and Toby Jones
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SlILk2WMTI

    April 11th - Rio 2 - Family Adventure with Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx, will.i.am, Tracy Morgan, Andy Garcia, Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth and Rita Moreno
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkZM1Zc0mBU

    April 18th – Transcendence - Sci-Fi Thriller with Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman and Cole Hauser
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCTen3-B8GU

    May 2nd - The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Action Adventure with Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Martin Sheen, Chris Cooper, Denis Leary and Colm Feore
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbp3Ra3Yp74

    May 16th - Godzilla - Sci-Fi with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Sally Hawkins and Ken Watanabe
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIu85WQTPRc

    May 23rd - X-Men: Days of Future Past - Science Fiction with Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage and Halle Berry
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK2zYHWDZKo

    May 30th - Maleficent - Fantasy with Angelina Jolie, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville and Miranda Richardson
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVAYR-J0gT4

    May 30th - A Million Ways to Die in the West - Western Comedy with Seth MacFarlane, Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron, Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi, Amanda Seyfried and Bill Maher
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhmP8UYtipA
     
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  2. PeterG

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    Wow, it took me about 87 tries to get that poll to stick. Darn you movies with big casts!!! :p

    Here are trailers for other movies of note coming out in the next three months. The ones in bold are the ones that I considered to put in for the poll, but had to omit because of the twelve option limit. :)

    March 7th - 300: Rise of an Empire - Action Fantasy with Rodrigo Santoro, Eva Green and Lena Headey
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zqy21Z29ps

    March 7th - Mr. Peabody & Sherman - Family Comedy with Ty Burrell, Stephen Colbert, Allison Janney, Leslie Mann, Stanley Tucci, Mel Brooks, Patrick Warburton, Lake Bell and Dennis Haysbert
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMl2tTVwsZA

    March 7th - The Grand Budapest Hotel - Comedy with Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Owen Wilson
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fg5iWmQjwk

    March 14th - Better Living Through Chemistry - Comedy Drama with Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Ray Liotta, Ken Howard and Jane Fonda
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxHPqHIl11w

    March 14th - Need for Speed - Action with Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper and Michael Keaton
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsrJWUVoXeM

    March 14th - Single Moms Club - Comedy with Tyler Perry, Nia Long, Amy Smart, Terry Crews and Eddie Cibrian
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQNOvfixtpo

    March 21st - Bad Words - Comedy with Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, Rachael Harris and Philip Baker Hall
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erM_EksoVPc


    March 21st - Jodorowsky's Dune - Documentary
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WWu1kclNDA

    March 28th - César Chávez - Drama with Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, Wes Bentley, John Malkovich and Gael García Bernal
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuLXuoN1hh4

    March 28th - Sabotage - Action with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Joe Manganiello, Olivia Williams, Harold Perrineau, Josh Holloway and Terrence Howard
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HDArXZgrsE

    April 4th - Dom Hemingway - Drama with Jude Law, Richard E. Grant and Demian Bichir
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1izaIH269E

    April 11th - Draft Day - Sports Comedy Drama with Kevin Costner, Frank Langella, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Ellen Burstyn, Kevin Dunn, Terry Crews, Rosanna Arquette, Sam Elliott, Joe Manganiello, Tom Welling, Sean Combs and Chi McBride
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3SlVsdUuBY

    April 11th – Oculus – Horror, new cast
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTcD1TVupzs

    April 11th - St. Vincent de Van Nuys - Comedy Drama with Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd and Naomi Watts
    ….no trailer on youtube…

    April 18th – Bears - Documentary
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GokpSaWswaQ


    April 18th - Fading Gigolo - Comedy with John Turturro, Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara, Vanessa Paradis and Liev Schreiber
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2epX4tXfic

    April 18th - A Haunted House 2 - Comedy with Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly and Cedric the Entertainer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCIgx7j7teM

    April 18th - Heaven Is for Real - Drama with Greg Kinnear and Thomas Haden Church
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-ewaCVARtM

    April 25th - The Other Woman - Comedy with Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Taylor Kinney, Nicki Minaj and Don Johnson
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDcaZ3StTfI


    April 25th - The Quiet Ones - Horror with Jared Harris, Sam Claflin and Erin Richards
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GNyQusclgw

    May 2nd - Belle - Romantic Drama with Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton and Matthew Goode
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtdk6owFj2o


    May 2nd - Walk of Shame - Comedy with James Marsden, Elizabeth Banks, Oliver Hudson and Kevin Nealon
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgOlaEUsem0

    May 9th - Chef - Comedy with Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Robert Downey Jr., Dustin Hoffman, Bobby Cannavale, Garry Shandling, Oliver Platt and Amy Sedaris
    …no trailer at youtube…

    May 9th - Laggies - Dark Comedy with Chloë Grace Moretz, Keira Knightley and Sam Rockwell
    …no trailer at youtube…

    May 9th - Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return - Family with Lea Michele, Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Hilty, Hugh Dancy, Oliver Platt, Patrick Stewart and Bernadette Peters
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cw1pAGiaz4

    May 9th - Moms' Night Out - Comedy with Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton and Trace Adkins
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Leb6Vnhbp1A

    May 9th - Neighbors - Comedy with Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Lisa Kudrow and Jake Johnson
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL5c2szf3E4

    May 16th - Million Dollar Arm - Biographical Sports Drama with Jon Hamm, Bill Paxton, Alan Arkin, Lake Bell and Aasif Mandvi
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl4QeQzIkOM

    May 23rd - Blended - Romantic Comedy with Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Joel McHale, Terry Crews and Kevin Nealon
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MuWt2X59fo
     
  3. l'etoile

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    :respec: for this thread! YAY the reign of Godzilla will begin:cheer::cheer2: (yes, I'm a monster-uber!)
     
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  4. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    The Grand Budapest Hotel has quite a cast. :eek: I've read no reviews but that one has to go on my list just to see all those actors together in one film.
     
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    After 37 reviews, it has an 89% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. "In terms of quirk and whimsy, the film is liberally perfumed," says one reviewer.
     
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  6. Vash01

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    I have seen the trailer multiple times and I didn't think I would care for it. I hate comedy based on silly and big actions. Still, the cast may get me into the theater. Then I will see if I can sit through it or not.

    Others that interested me were

    Divergent (saw that trailer like a hundred times in theaters! I have started closing my eyes every time it comes up on the screen :)). However, this means I am stuck for 3 years since it's a trilogy. I may just read the books in one month, like I did for the Hunger Games.

    Captain America (for Scarlett Johansson), Cesar Chavez, Million dollar arm, and may be Dom Hingway (for Jude Law) and Veronica Mars (for James Franco)
     
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  7. Artemis@BC

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    IMO, the first book was not bad, the 2nd book truly awful, and the 3rd one mostly bad but with a handful of good moments. The only similarity between this trilogy and the Hunger Games one is their popularity. (Well, and teen girl protagonist, and a dystopian society.) Hunger Games is better in every possible way you can name, including depth of character and story, and wide audience appeal.

    That being said, I'm actually thinking the movies might be half-decent for the Divergent trilogy. There's a good story in there somewhere, but Roth wasn't able to write it.
     
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    The two I'm most looking forward to are X-Men and Muppets. With Mr. Peabody & Sherman a close runner-up. But I don't know much about a lot of the lesser-known titles in those lists.
     
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  9. Nell411

    Nell411 Live peace, speak kindness, dwell in possibility

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    The Grand Budapest Hotel is a Wes Anderson film so I will be watching it but I will probably have to wait until it comes out on DVD & BluRay. My town was too small to get Veronica Mars in theatre, nearest place was Edmonton and thats kind of pushing it just for a movie, fortunately I backed the Kickstarter so I will be getting it digitally on the same day so I'll still be able to watch it fairly quickly after March 14.
    I'll definitely be going to Muppets Most Wanted but I'll probably have to wait for my mom and I to have the same evenings free to go to it.
    I'll definitely be seeing the new Captain America, Spider-Man and X-Men movies as well as Transcendence and Godzilla. Those are all ones that I'll end up seeing with my brother. We try to go to all the geeky movies together.
    I'm mostly interested in Transcendence because it's Wally Pfister's directorial debut, it does have a really cool concept too and I am willing to forgive the casting of Johnny Depp considering the rest of the cast is pretty solid. I've loved Wally Pfister's cinematography in the Christopher Nolan films, especially Inception, even if you hate the movie you have to admit it at least looked good.
    The end of spring/beginning of summer is always really busy for me movie wise. I really like seeing the blockbusters in theatre and frequently the smaller movies don't get here during the year so I have to wait for them to crop up online of until they come out on DVD & Bluray.
     
  10. Wyliefan

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    The name "Days of Future Past" makes me :rofl: . Sounds like they put a bunch of words in a hat and pulled a few out.
     
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    I really don't want to see ANY of those movies. Bummer. If I had to pick, I guess I would see Divergent just to see what the fuss is about. I got the book and never even cared enough to finish it.
     
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  12. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Me exactly!! Well, except for:

    1. Godzilla - monsters!!! :cheer2: :respec: :cheer:
    2. Maleficent - EVILLE Angie!!!
    3. Bad Words (Jason Bateman) - I finally get the Bateman lurve!
    4. César Chávez (Michael Peña) - looks intense!
    5. Veronica Mars - LOVED the show, LOVE the cast!
    6. May 2nd - Belle - Romantic Drama - looks WONDERFUL!
    7. Muppets Most Wanted - GREAT trailer
    8. The Other Woman (Cameron Diaz) - looks like TONS of fun
    9. Noah (Russell Crowe) - I love great fiction :yikes:
    10. St. Vincent de Van Nuys (Melissa McCarthy) – even though there’s no trailer for it and only because Melissa McCarthy is in it
    11. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Andy and Emma 4EVAH!!!
    12. Captain America: The Winter Soldier - tight t-shirt-FEST!!!
    13. Million Dollar Arm (Jon Hamm) - Looks really good! :D
    14. Divergent - I love Ashley Judd. And everybody else in this movie
    15. Transcendence (Johnny Depp) - Will hopefully make me forgive Johnny Depp for everything he's done this last five years ;)
    16. Neighbors (Seth Rogen) - Zac is looking so BUFF these days, I can't resist!!
    17. X-Men: Days of Future Past - Come on...everybody worth seeing a movie in is in this movie!!
    18. A Million Ways to Die in the West (Seth MacFarlane) - I hate Seth, but I like everybody else in this movie. Plus I love cowboys
    19. Walk of Shame (Elizabeth Banks) - The trailer was so-so, but Liz is my girl!
    20. Bears – Documentary - I like nature. :)
    21. A Haunted House 2 (Marlon Wayans) - Looks stupid. And FUNNY! :lol:)
    22. Blended (Drew and Adam) - Love her, love them as a couple. Adam on his own...different story....
     
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  13. Nell411

    Nell411 Live peace, speak kindness, dwell in possibility

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    I forgot about Walk of Shame, besides Elizabeth Banks (whom I also love, Peter G,) it also has Gillian Jacobs from Community. It looks like it could be good for a few laughs.
     
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    Saw Dallas Buyers Club today. Excellent movie. McConaughy and Leto should get the Oscars. I love movies that make me want to learn more about the background behind the story so I can look further into it. Really fascinating.

    Saw the preview for Grand Budapest Hotel as well - that looked really quirky and I love Ralph Fiennes. But I was surprised to see who was in it. Big cast list.
     
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    Thank you putting in all the effort, Peter :respec:

    I want to watch almost all of the movies in the poll :eek:

    300: Rise of an Empire
    Divergent
    Mr. Peabody & Sherman
    The Grand Budapest Hotel - Looking good :D
    Noah - I was about to pass on this one, but then I saw that the director is Darren Aronofsky... I'd watch anything he makes... But, why this story? :wall:
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    Rio 2
    Transcendence
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2
    Godzilla - After Pacific Rim, I have a lot of reservation about this one... Do Godzilla really need a remake? :shuffle:
    X-Men: Days of Future Past - I think this one tops the list for me.
    Maleficent

    So many movies, so little time :lol: I see your list is even longer than mine, Peter :D
     
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    The movies I want to watch are:
    Godzilla
    Captain America
    Maleficent
    Veronica Mars


    On the bubble:
    Noah
    300
    Grand Budapest Hotel


    Definitely taking a pass:
    X-Men - so sick of this franchise and wolverine in particular
    Anything with Johnny Depp's name attached to it.
    Spider-Man 2 - loved the remake but fear this one is just not gonna live up to...
    Divergent - looks ok but I've had my fill of teen movies
     
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    I am also thankful you put this together because I would never find all the gems that don't make it to my small town. I know a lot of people felt that Monuments Men was a dud, but I would love to see it. Am still waiting for it. My husband always asks what the figure skating board thinks about any movie we decide to see.

    On an entirely different note. What is with all the religious themed movies coming out. I know that supposedly there is a ready-made audience for them, but geez.

    And an additional different note. Johnny Depp is one of the nicest public people. He filmed in this area of Wisconsin and was very tolerant and kind.
    I like to encourage this behavior.
     
  18. lmarie086

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    So many good movies to watch! Looking forward to a lot of these. I'm torn on Noah though; I've been an Aronofsky fan since The Fountain but I may have an irrational dislike of Emma Watson. It mostly stems from Hermione getting all of Ron's good lines in the HP movies, which I know isn't exactly her doing...but yeah.
     
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    Nell411 Live peace, speak kindness, dwell in possibility

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    I think there may end up being some backlash from the Christians in relation to Noah. My moms been reading some stuff about it and apparently there is a very strong "save the environment" theme running through it. Since Christians get very up in arms anytime something looks like its being changed from what the Bible says there could be a lot of very annoyed Bible thumpers when the movie comes out.
    I don't really care what happens with Noah. Like lmarie086, they pretty much lost me when they cast Emma Watson. But it's not so much because of Harry Potter. I just don't think she's a very good actress. I'm also not really a Russell Crowe fan so that wasn't really a big draw for me either.
     
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    After seeing 'Catching fire' I am willing to see any movie -even comedy- starring Elizabeth Banks.:lol:
     
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    Noah was actually the movie I screen-tested back in October. I am itching to say so many things but I'm pretty sure I'm not allowed to (but then where is everyone getting their information?)
     
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    Liam Neeson's career seems to be going Non-Stop as his movie debuts at #1 this week. (So sorry about that one!! :lol:) It made 30 million over the weekend on a budget of 50 million. It averaged almost $10,000 per theatre, the highest average for all of the movies in the top twenty. The Son of God did not have the power of Liam Neeson as it took the runner-up spot, with 26 million and just over $8,000 per theatre. A couple of interesting things about this movie. It's basically just edited bits of a TV show, "The Bible" which Survivor creator Mark Burnett made. So pretty much all of this movie has already aired on television. Wikipedia lists the budget at 22 million. I would have thought the budget would have been miniscule as "The Bible" budget would have covered most of the costs. All they had to do was re-edit the TV show into this movie, which should have been basically the cost of paying the editors. Actually, I just checked the Wikipedia page for The Bible and it also lists that budget as around the 22 million mark. I hope that amount covers both productions and that they didn't pay editors 22 million to cut "The Bible" down into "Son of God"! :lol:

    The Lego movie drops from #1 to #3, but still took in 21 million, bringing it's domestic haul to over the 200 million mark. Just imagine the profits if they create a toy spin-off of this movie! :p Robocop passes the 50 million box office mark, but that's not much of a consolation for a movie with a 130 million budget. Luckily, Robocop has made 100 million internationally, so it might make it into the black with time.
     
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    I work in the toy industry, Lego is milking this one to death :lol:
     
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    One movie that's been advertised a lot that isn't on the lists PeterG made is Enemy with Jake Gyllenhaal and Isabella Rossellini. It looks good, but quite dark. Hopefully not TOO dark, though.

    In addition to the big popcorn movies, these ones look good. But they look almost like they should have been released in November or December for Oscar consideration. I guess they serve a counter-programming purpose, for those who want something other than superheroes or horror:

    March 28th - César Chávez - Drama with Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, Wes Bentley, John Malkovich and Gael García Bernal
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuLXuoN1hh4

    May 2nd - Belle - Romantic Drama with Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton and Matthew Goode
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtdk6owFj2o


    May 16th - Million Dollar Arm - Biographical Sports Drama with Jon Hamm, Bill Paxton, Alan Arkin, Lake Bell and Aasif Mandvi
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl4QeQzIkOM
     
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    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    The Adele Dazeem Name Generator

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  27. peibeck

    peibeck Letting Poje be on top

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    Theo James looks rather porny in the trailer, so at least there is eye candy. :lol:

    I agree this spring looks rather lackluster for movies I want to see. I have no idea what they've done with the story, but "Noah" looks beyond awful to me.

    I'll wait for the reviews on "Godzilla." The last remake was so bad it was painful. I liked the first "Spiderman" movies, not sure why they decided to reboot by going back to the origins/new cast, etc. but this new movie looks like its drowning in CGI. :yawn: Same with "Maleficent," if they can pull an interesting story out so it isn't just all special effects, I may have some interest in that.

    "Grand Budapest Hotel" is the only movie I'm really looking forward to seeing. Great cast, and I hope it does have some slapstick. (Sorry Vash!) :shuffle: I think Wes Anderson can be counted on to have physical humor that is more in style with a Blake Edwards comedy than one starring Jim Carrey. :lol:
     
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  28. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    A question about Thor: The Dark World. I'm in the library queue for this one, but I didn't see the 2011 Thor movie. Is there anything in that one I need to know before watching the 2nd one? (I did see The Avengers.)

    TIA
     
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  29. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Not really. It is a stand alone movie but it might help you understand it a bit more.
     
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  30. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Here's the trailers for the movies coming out this weekend. Other than the ones we've already covered (in bold), only The Face of Love and In Fear interest me. The Face of Love looks really good, looks like it has a very smart script. The trailer for In Fear is the second that I watched, the first was so bland with most of the scenes being in pitch dark. For some reason I decided to watch a second trailer, probably because I'm in the mood for a good horror/thriller movie these days. I'm glad I was persistent. :D Haunt looks like it might be good, but I'm decided on that one for now. The last two don't look very good...A Farewell To Fools looks especially AWFUL!!!


    March 7th - 300: Rise of an Empire - Action Fantasy with Rodrigo Santoro, Eva Green and Lena Headey
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WrAw2-R_20
    13.5 million views

    March 7th - Mr. Peabody & Sherman - Family Comedy with Ty Burrell, Stephen Colbert, Allison Janney, Leslie Mann, Stanley Tucci, Mel Brooks, Patrick Warburton, Lake Bell and Dennis Haysbert
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za56MdewGzM
    6 million views

    March 7th - The Grand Budapest Hotel - Comedy with Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Owen Wilson
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hL8HEzTNmU
    3.3 million views


    March 7th - In Fear – Thriller with Alice Englert and Allen Leech
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5ZbJgUOwwU
    380,000 views

    March 7th - The Face of Love – Romantic drama with Ed Harris, Annette Bening, Robin Williams and Amy Brenneman
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cA3RAUs8LY
    118,000 views

    March 7th - Haunt – Horror with Ione Skye and Jacki Weaver
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNsgsQX686Q
    570,000 views

    March 7th - Missing William - Drama with Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLe2Kdmf6oY
    7,000 views

    March 7th - Grand Piano – Thriller with Elijah Wood, John Cusack and Dee Wallace
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEoM7bM7KVw
    290,000 views

    March 7th - A Farewell to Fools – War comedy with Gérard Depardieu and Harvey Keitel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsv-2ZUeq_g
    13,000 views