Let's Talk Movies v.16! (Sci-Fi, Oscar Bait, Horror, Golden Oldies...It's All Good!)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, Sep 5, 2011.

New Movies September to November - Which Might You Go See?

  1. Sep 9 - Contagion (action thriller featuring half of Hollywood)

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  2. Sep 16 - Straw Dogs (thriller with James Marsden, Alexander Skarsgård and Kate Bosworth)

    10 vote(s)
    19.6%
  3. Sep 23 - Moneyball (sports drama with Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman)

    14 vote(s)
    27.5%
  4. Sep 30 - Dream House (thriller with Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz)

    10 vote(s)
    19.6%
  5. Sep 30 - Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (comedy horror with Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine)

    1 vote(s)
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  6. Oct 14 - Footloose (Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell and Kenny Wormald)

    9 vote(s)
    17.6%
  7. Oct 28 - In Time (thriller with Justin Timberlake, Cilliam Murphy, Amanda Seyfried, and Matt Bomer)

    11 vote(s)
    21.6%
  8. Nov 4 - A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (comedy with Kal Penn, John Cho and Neil Patrick Harris)

    2 vote(s)
    3.9%
  9. Nov 9 - J. Edgar (x with Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, and Judi Dench)

    13 vote(s)
    25.5%
  10. Nov 11 - Immortals (action drama with Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Frieda Pinto and Kellan Lutz)

    12 vote(s)
    23.5%
  11. Nov 18 - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (comedy with a bunch of unknowns…kidding!!!)

    13 vote(s)
    25.5%
  12. Nov 23 - The Muppets (comedy with Jason Segal, Amy Adams and Judi Dench)

    13 vote(s)
    25.5%
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  1. PeterG

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    LOTS of good stuff coming up over the next few months. Noticeably a shortage of Oscar contenders in my eyes, guess they're holding those ones all until December?

    Here's info about the films I chose to be in this threads poll:


    Sep 9 - Contagion (action thriller featuring half of Hollywood)


    Sep 16 - Straw Dogs (thriller with James Marsden, Alexander Skarsgård and Kate Bosworth)


    Sep 23 - Moneyball (sports drama with Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman)


    Sep 30 - Dream House (thriller with Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz)


    Sep 30 - Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (comedy horror with Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine)


    Oct 14 - Footloose (Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell and Kenny Wormald)


    Oct 28 - In Time (thriller with Justin Timberlake, Cilliam Murphy, Amanda Seyfried, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and Johnny Galecki)


    Nov 4 - A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (comedy with Kal Penn, John Cho and Neil Patrick Harris)


    Nov 9 - J. Edgar (x with Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Lucas, Dermot Mulroney, Ed Westwick and Judi Dench)
    …no trailer at youtube or imdb.com…


    Nov 11 - Immortals (action drama with Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Frieda Pinto, Stephen Dorff, Kellan Lutz and John Hurt)


    Nov 18 - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (comedy with a bunch of unknowns…kidding!!!)


    Nov 23 - The Muppets (comedy with Jason Segal, Amy Adams, Mila Kunis, Emily Blunet, Neil Patrick Harris, John Krasinski, Katy Perry, Zach Galifianakis, Ricky Gervais, Chris Cooper, Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Arkin, Mickey Rooney, Billy Crystal, Liza Minelli, Kathy Griffin, Rachael Ray, Wanda Sykes, Dave Grohl, Selena Gomez and Jack Black)
     
  2. Buzz

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    So far my list includes; Immortals, Moneyball, Dream House, and Contagion. I was never that keen on the original Footloose so I doubt I will watch the remake. But I did love the album however. :)
     
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    Edgar - Leornado as Edgar and Armie as his secret lover :hat1:

    Immortals - shirtless Cavill and Lutz and various Greek Gods. I hope it's good.
     
  4. BigB08822

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    I guess I am only looking forward to Straw Dogs. That one I am REALLY looking forward to but none of the rest stick out to me.

    My bf wants to see Contagion and I probably will but it looks like so many similar movies that have come before it.
     
  5. Fergus

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    I picked those two as well (*surprise, surprise* ;) )!

    Speaking of sexiness-in-sandals, the better-half and I are currently tanked on Bloody Mary's and will be watching "The Eagle" with Channing Tatum ( :grope: ) in a few minutes!

    And my my my, how Jamie Bell has grown! :D
     
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    The Muppets and The Three Musketeers. (Matthew Macfadyen in period costume -- 'nuff said.) Oh, and also Breaking Dawn, because I have to review it. *sigh* Well, at least it's good for snarking purposes . . .
     
  7. PeterG

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    The full September release schedule. Might keep you busy... :D

    Sep 2 - Apollo 18 (horror/sci-fi with “N/A” cast)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F6DU6gx7-w

    Sep 2 - Shark Night 3D (thriller with Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan and Katharine McPhee)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXo_SAgz0cc

    Sep 2 - A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (comedy with Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte, Leslie Bibb)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYlr_aDlkvo

    Sep 2 - Saving Private Perez (comedy about a Mexican crimelord searching for his brother in Iraq)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JkJ2HCgiOg

    Sep 2 - Seven Days In Utopia (golf drama with Lucas Black, Robert Duvall and Melissa Leo)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efHdWeginNM

    Sep 2 - Love Crime (crime thriller with Kristin Scott Thomas)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB_O_knyd_A

    Sep 9 - Contagion (action thriller featuring half of Hollywood)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sYSyuuLk5g

    Sep 9 - Warrior (action drama with Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54vrgCP5nlc

    Sep 9 - Creature (horror with Mehcad Brooks from “True Blood”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wFLRbkzWxo

    Sep 9 - Where Soldiers Come From (documentary)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWixLvfef0Y

    Sep 9 - Shaolin (historical action drama)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYV9thH5RhE

    Sep 9 - Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (with Stephen Dorff, Christina Ricci and Kevin Nealon)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRT93a8xE5s

    Sep 9 - Tanner Hall (drama with Rooney Mara, Tom Everett Scott and Chris Kattan)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbSQZpWOWBA

    Sep 9 - Laugh At My Pain (comedy documentary – Kevin Hart)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQnSANe071I

    Sep 9 - The Whale (documentary - wild killer whale befriends people on Vancouver Island)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9Gm0wINeaU

    Sep 9 - Main Street (drama with Colin Firth, Amber Tamblyn, Orlando Bloom and Patricia Clarkson)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqnZbhe6Mfo

    Sep 9 - Burke and Hare (comedy with Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher and Tim Curry)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE7KvAyVnbw

    Sep 9 - The Black Power Mix Tape: 1967-1975 (doc: Black Power Movement)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXQxyYllXnM

    Sep 16 - Straw Dogs (thriller with James Marsden, Alexander Skarsgård and Kate Bosworth)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc2WepwFcWE

    Sep 16 - I Don't Know How She Does It (comedy with Sarah Jessica Parker and Pierce Brosnan)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjQIv1KI59s

    Sep 16 - Drive (action drama with Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Bryan Cranston)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAc23x2JJG0

    Sep 16 - The Weird World of Blowfly (documentary about acclaimed Miami musician Clarence Reid)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8cSuQ8w7rc

    Sep 16 - Stay Cool (comedy with Chevy Chase, Winona Ryder and Hilary Duff)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l39L0bJTJyM

    Sep 16 - Restless (drama with Mia Wasikowska, directed by Gus Van Zant)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQPDZulp0qc&feature=fvst

    Sep 16 - Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace (documentary)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35p28jHwckg

    Sep 16 - Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death and Technology (documentary)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESVfGVQmk6Y

    Sep 16 - My Afternoons With Marguerite (comedy with Gerard Depardieu)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7Qm_nDvpZ0

    Sep 16 - Jane's Journey (documentary about Dr. Goodall’s devotion to saving our endangered planet)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BXVUvm7IQ4

    Sep 20 - Pearl Jam Twenty (musical documentary)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSp1YVGqw1Y&ob=av2e

    Sep 23 - Abduction (action thriller with Taylor Lautner, Sigourney Weaver and Alfred Molina)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5k7ECYZ-ds

    Sep 23 - Moneyball (sports drama with Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiAHlZVgXjk

    Sep 23 - Killer Elite (action adventure with Robert De Niro, Jason Statham and Clive Owen)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F1wrDsUqYc

    Sep 23 - Dolphin Tale (family drama with Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Harry Connick Jr.)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdpg9NsgEaI

    Sep 23 - Machine Gun Preacher (action drama with Gerard Butler and Michelle Monaghan)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eddnloOFjwY

    Sep 23 - Red State ( thriller with Nicholas Braun, Melissa Leo and John Goodman)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ1v6oFHefc

    Sep 23 - Mardi Gras: Spring Break (comedy with newcomers and Carmen Elektra)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBeT3bBTBqA

    Sep 23 - Archie's Final Project (comedy drama with Nora Dunn, David Carradine and Mariel Hemingway)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kS-BOzsiuE

    Sep 23 - The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (documentary)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM1p0Mlhs7c

    Sep 23 - A Bird of the Air (romantic comedy with new cast and Buck Henry and Judith Ivey)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh1miEdFxAo

    Sep 23 - Weekend (gay romantic drama with new cast)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUU_WzRBHX4

    Sep 23 - The Double (crime drama with Richard Gere, Topher Grace and Martin Sheen)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKRKoZIjiFk

    Sep 23 - Puncture (drama with Chris Evans and Jesse L. Martin)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbaTN0Pc6bQ

    Sep 23 - U.N. Me (documentary - filmmaker Ami Horowitz takes us on a brutal tour of a number of places where the UN has intervened)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48fRmFapblI

    Sep 23 - Limelight (documentary about Peter Gatien, the owner of legendary New York nightclubs like Limelight, The Tunnel and the Palladium)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1Ntoy-RKdY

    Sep 30 - 50/50 (comedy drama with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMaJET7mD0M

    Sep 30 - Dream House (thriller with Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIeMYPfnST0

    Sep 30 – Courageous (Christian drama with new cast)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9VT_NBIVfs

    Sep 30 - What's Your Number? (comedy with Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Joel McHale, Zachary Quinto, Andy Samberg)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9stplJF1ek

    Sep 30 - Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (comedy horro with Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0hJSCqqIs4

    Sep 30 - Take Shelter (drama with Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain and Kathy Baker)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyCAzqb_260

    Sep 30 - Margaret (drama with Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick and Jean Reno)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJs5al-zVYs
     
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  8. BigB08822

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    By the way, you can watch Red State right now on VOD. This includes through Apple TV so I assume you can get it on iTunes? It is $9.99 for the rental but I LOVE this idea of putting things on VOD right away. $10 is a steep rental but way cheaper than taking everyone to the movie at $10 a piece. I would totally get it if my bf wasn't scared of it, haha
     
  9. MikiAndoFan#1

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    I'm looking forward to Breaking Dawn and Dream House. The latter seems interesting.
     
  10. Buzz

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    Thanks for all those vids Peter! I have not been able to watch them all just yet but you can bet I will give it my best boy scout try! hehehehe
     
  11. Rex

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    Reviews for A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy have been mixed - Philadelphia Weekly downright hates it, and really comes down on Jason Sudeikis.
     
  12. Kruss

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    Spent a lazy day on the couch watching TCM's Moguls & Movie Stars. Fascinating.
     
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  13. Buzz

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    I borrowed two movie from the vid store yesterday; Beneath Hill 60 and Inside Hannah's Suitcase. Both sound good but I have not been able to watch them yet.
     
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    I don't know when it opens for sure but I'm a Gary Oldman fan and am looking forward to seeing him as one of my favorite characters (George Smiley) in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy." It looks like an exceptional cast for this one.
     
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  18. Rex

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    Ugh, a "details" queen! :p HATE them! Okay, Mary, here goes...

    I've always loved The Last Voyage - it's like a granddaddy to films like The Poseidon Adventure and Juggernaut. It was actually filmed onboard a real ship, the Ile de France (I'm sure we discussed it here...maybe not), and they actually blew up parts of the ship in shallow waters of the Japanese coast and filled the forward compartments to make the ship look like it was sinking. Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone play a couple relocating to Japan with their young daughter (Tammy Marihugh - possibly one of the most annoying child actresses I've ever seen). They decide to sail an aging transpacific liner with troublesome boilers. Of course, the boilers explode, and just as Dorothy asks her husband to run back to the lounge to get her purse, the boilers explode, and she's trapped beneath the collapsed bulkhead. The rest of the movie is about Stack trying to get Malone free as the ship sinks lower and lower. The cast also features George Sanders and the self-absorbed captain, Edmond O'Brien as the cocky engineer and the magnificent looking Woody Strode as the crew member who tries to help Stack rescue his wife. There are some cheesy moments - when the lounges explode, clearly some of the passengers are "dummies", and the ship's sinking scenes near the end of the film are clearly cut and paste. But there is a lot of tension and a few nerve-wracking and touching moments.

    The second film deals with how the US film industry responded to the Holocaust, featuring films like The Mortal Storm, The Great Dictator, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Pawnbroker, Sophie's Choice, Schindler's List...and countless others. The question is can Hollywood ever make a movie that truly can capture the horror that was the Holocaust. They criticize films like the Anne Frank movie for its avoidance of the bad stuff, and how Pollyanna-ish it tended to be; and also how it was "de-ethnicized" by its producers. There aren't many references in the film about being Jewish, more of a nod to the Eisenhower era where it was more important to conform and forget the immediate past. Clearly, it wasn't until after the Roots miniseries, which inspired the Holocaust miniseries with Meryl Streep and James Woods, that Hollywood began to make films about the tragedy in earnest, led by Sophie's Choice. It was a very informative documentary, but they left out several important films IMO. But still, very good.
     
  19. Vash01

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    Sounds interesting and worth seeing. I wonder if these were mentioned?

    Couple of good Holocaust movies:

    The Pianist- Some scenes in it were truly horrifying.

    Boy in striped pajamas- this one really captured the horror of the Holocaust by telling how some civilians were totally unaware of what was being done to the Jewish people. It's a really tough movie to watch, particularly toward the end.

    In reality the Holocaust must have been so unspeakably horrifying (I did not experience it first hand, so I have to say "must have been") that I don't know how any movie could truly capture ALL of it. What the film industry has done is taken pieces of it and shown us how horrible those were, and let us extrapolate from that.
     
  20. Rex

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    The doc did reference the films you mention. I for one loved The Pianist. I couldn't sit through Striped Pajamas....that was uncomfortable.
     
  21. Fergus

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    LOVE "The Last Voyage"! :biggrinbo

    Dottie Malone under all that fakakta crap, just reaching for that piece of glass......

    ...and Bobby Stack schvitzing and frantic!

    That kid, however, ugh, what a pain in the ass.........

    ;)
     
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    Poor Dottie, especially when the water got up to her neck :lol:, and she kept saying, "my neck, my neck, oh, oh, my neck"! And it was clearly dubbed! :lol:

    She's such an overacting little changeling.
     
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    Baby sharks have to eat, too, right? HEAVE-HO! *splash*gurgle*gurgle* :D

    Love that the true hero was Woody Strode. :smokin: :respec:

    But poor George Sanders, too........ :(
     
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  24. rfisher

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    Straw dogs because of Alex Skaasgard :swoon: and the Muppets because I love the Muppets.
     
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    I'm not quite sure where to put this, but for anyone who is interested in or is familiar with this event, starting at 10:00pm (IOW, right now) the 2009 PBS production of The People Vs. Leo Frank is airing tonight -- at least, it is here in Atlanta; I don't know if it is on tonight's lineup in other cities or areas.

    I watched this when it premiered back in '09, and it offers a poignant, brutally honest look at how the Justice System in the Southern US operated and how it was influenced and affected by the racism and bigotry that existed in the Deep South in the early 20th century.
     
  26. Rex

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    Woody was fine as hell!

    That smokestack got him where he lived - literally!
     
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    If Jack Lemmon was one of the stars then I did see this and felt so badly for the Franks. And it makes me wonder if there are any brave politicians like the one Lemmon portrayed working today.

    On the docu front CNBC is runnning "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room." I always avoided this because I thought it would be boring. Instead it was a fascinating study of power and greed and failure. And how a lot of good people lost their savings and how a certain former Vice President really greased the pole for Ken Lay and his minions. My blood was boiling by the end of this so I guess it wasn't such a boring flick.
     
  28. my little pony

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    that version is "The Murder of Mary Phagan" iirc
     
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    Inspired by seeing Sunset Blvd. again this weekend, I caught most of Gloria in her 1940's RKO comedy Father Takes a Wife with Adolphe Menjou.

    She really had wonderful comic timing, I wish she made more post-silent comedies!

    And I'm about to dive into her Swanson on Swanson book. Whether a true autobiography or something ghost-written by her husband, it's a really well regarded memoir, should be fun!
     
  30. Allen

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    It's already about 30 minutes in, but A Letter to Three Wives
    is on TCM right now. I can't sleep, so I was glad to run across this tonight :)
     
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