Let's Talk Movies v.17! (Think Any Of These Might Get An Oscar Nod??)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, Nov 29, 2011.

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Which Of These Movies Interest You? (Vote For As Many As You Like)

  1. Young Adult (comedy with Charlize Theron, J. K. Simmons and Patrick Wilson)

    14 vote(s)
    27.5%
  2. Carnage (comedy with Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster and Christopher Waltz)

    16 vote(s)
    31.4%
  3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (thriller with Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer and Rooney Mara)

    31 vote(s)
    60.8%
  4. Albert Nobbs (drama with Glenn Close, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Brendan Gleeson, and Brenda Fricker)

    18 vote(s)
    35.3%
  5. War Horse (drama with Emily Watson, Jeremy Irvine and David Thewlis)

    18 vote(s)
    35.3%
  6. The Iron Lady (biographical drama with Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head, Richard E. Grant)

    35 vote(s)
    68.6%
  7. The Grey (action with Liam Neeson and Dermot Mulroney)

    4 vote(s)
    7.8%
  8. Man on a Ledge (thriller with Sam Worthington, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris and Elizabeth Banks)

    2 vote(s)
    3.9%
  9. One for the Money (comedy crime thriller with Katherine Heigl, Jason O'Mara and Debbie Reynolds)

    3 vote(s)
    5.9%
  10. Chronicle 20th (sci-fi horror with Michael B. Jordan and Michael Kelly)

    2 vote(s)
    3.9%
  11. The Woman in Black (horror with Daniel Radcliffe and Janet McTeer)

    12 vote(s)
    23.5%
  12. Gone (thriller with Amanda Seyfried and Jennifer Carpenter, Wes Bentley and Michael Pare)

    5 vote(s)
    9.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Trailers for movies in the poll:

    December 9 Young Adult (comedy with Charlize Theron, J. K. Simmons and Patrick Wilson)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar_-v7dEEoo

    December 16 Carnage (comedy with Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster and Christopher Waltz)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxX02-KdsXM

    December 21 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (thriller with Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgård, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer and Rooney Mara)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KBPru-Pu5Q

    December 21 Albert Nobbs (drama with Glenn Close, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Mia Wasikowska, Brendan Gleeson, Janet McTeer, Brenda Fricker and Pauline Collins
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ini59bYhaUY

    December 25 War Horse (drama with Emily Watson, Jeremy Irvine and David Thewlis)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29bquyI4deI

    December 30 The Iron Lady (biographical drama with Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head, Richard E. Grant and Ronald Reagan)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDiCFY2zsfc

    January 27 The Grey (action with Liam Neeson and Dermot Mulroney)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFV0Uvzpz0o

    January 27 Man on a Ledge (thriller with Sam Worthington, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, Kyra Sedgwick, Edward Burns and Elizabeth Banks)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBJSfqdhyTg

    January 27 One for the Money (comedy crime thriller with Katherine Heigl, Jason O'Mara, John Leguizamo, Debbie Reynolds and Sherri Shepherd)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7Rqrts4jPM

    February 3 Chronicle (sci-fi horror with Michael B. Jordan and Michael Kelly)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-M5Qx57_UU

    February 3 The Woman in Black (horror with Daniel Radcliffe and Janet McTeer)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lReemWmO5o

    February 24 Gone (thriller with Amanda Seyfried and Jennifer Carpenter, Wes Bentley and Michael Pare)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXaxr23OJNw
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  2. Wyliefan

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    War Horse looks pretty good, but I don't do animal movies anymore. I made a vow after My Dog Skip, and I've stuck to it!
  3. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Trailers for all movies opening in December:

    December 2 Answers to Nothing (drama with Dane Cook, Zach Gilford, Miranda Bailey, Julie Benz, Elizabeth Mitchell and Barbara Hershey)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9lPeprrGHg

    December 2 Knuckle (documentary about rival clans and bare-knuckle fighting)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX8qcOWFr-w

    December 2 The Lady (biographical drama with Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMYAzQC3UjI

    December 2 Shame (drama with Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62nelnMXW3M

    December 2 Outrage (documentary about closeted politicians who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaTsmXaw5NQ

    December 2 Sleeping Beauty (drama with Emily Browning, Ewen Leslie and Rachael Blake)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sIGo9z2JDUandob=av3e

    December 2 A Warriors Heart (drama with Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene, Gabrielle Anwar, Adam Beach and Chord Overstreet)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hepw_8fLhMI

    December 2 Coriolanus (dramatic thriller with Ralph Fiennes, Jessica Chastain, Brian Cox and Gerard Butler)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsYrGIQnmxo

    December 9 New Year's Eve (romantic comedy with Ashton Kutcher, Sofía Vergara, Josh Duhamel, Katherine Heigl, Zac Efron, Abigail Breslin, Lea Michele, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Alyssa Milano, Halle Barry, John Lithgow, John Stamos, Ludacris, Jon Bon Jovi, Hector Elizondo, Seth Meyers, Russell Peters, Ryan Seacrest, Carla Gugino, Jessica Biel, Sarah Jessica Parker and Rober DeNiro)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1Y2uXjsKjs

    December 9 The Sitter (comedy with Jonah Hill, Sam Rockwell, Ari Graynor and Kevin Hernandez)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IksgHqHD0tw

    December 9 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (thriller with Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt and Toby Jones)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aco15ScXCwA

    December 9 Catch .44 (action drama with Bruce Willis, Nikki Reed and Forest Whitaker)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkVL5i3lcrQ

    December 9 I Melt with You (thriller with Carla Gugino, Thomas Jane, Rob Lowe and Jeremy Piven)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTGC5Ot23KU

    December 9 In Darkness (from imdb.com: A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov)
    …no trailer at youtube…

    December 9 Young Adult (comedy with Charlize Theron, J. K. Simmons and Patrick Wilson)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar_-v7dEEoo

    December 9 W.E. (Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbrh4OA-IYs

    December 9 We Need to Talk About Kevin (Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLRgAe2jLaw

    December 14 Loosies (comedy drama with Peter Facinelli, Michael Madsen and Joe Pantoliano)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BIozn2G0zY

    December 16 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (animated with Anna Faris, Justin Long, Jesse McCartney and Jason Lee)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKJ7kDLd2o8

    December 16 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (adventure with Robert Downey Jr., Rachel McAdams, Stephen Fry, Eddie Marsan and Jude Law)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU0SEeQJy0c

    December 16 Carnage (comedy with Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster and Christopher Waltz)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxX02-KdsXM

    December 16 Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (documentary about producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zr3FVP74GA

    December 16 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (adventure with Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Josh Holloway, Tom Wilkinson, Paula Patton, Anil Kapoor and Ving Rhames)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0LQnQSrC-gandob=av3e

    December 16 The Flowers of War (history-based drama with Christian Bale and Paul Schneider)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ7eBs6YbT8

    December 19 The Factory (crime thriller with John Cusack and Jennifer Carpenter)
    …no trailer…

    December 21 The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn (animated with Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Cary Elwes and Daniel Craig)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlE4kXKwG7Y

    December 21 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (thriller with Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgård, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer and Rooney Mara)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KBPru-Pu5Q

    December 21 Albert Nobbs (drama with Glenn Close, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Mia Wasikowska, Brendan Gleeson, Janet McTeer, Brenda Fricker and Pauline Collins
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ini59bYhaUY

    December 21 Pina (a tribute to choreographer Pina Bausch, directed by Wim Wenders)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXpFD7gi8R0

    December 23 We Bought a Zoo (comedy with Matt Damon, Thomas Haden Church, Patrick Fugi and Scarlett Johansson)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUdX47LtXpw

    December 23 In The Land of Blood and Honey (drama written and directed by Angelina Jolie)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDBU8CqU0dg

    December 25 The Darkest Hour (sci-fi horror with Emile Hirsch, Max Minghella and Olivia Thirlby)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUznviXV-U8

    December 25 War Horse (drama with Emily Watson, Jeremy Irvine and David Thewlis)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29bquyI4deI

    December 25 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow, Jeffrey Wright, John Goodman and Viola Davis)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqfA1BocV44

    Dec 26 Newlyweds (written, directed and starring Edward Burns)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhPd-b1LAMM

    December 28 Pariah (Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aasha Davis)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwYtHVlQN9c&ob=av3e

    December 28 El Sicario Room 164 (documentary about a hit man who has killed hundreds of people; is an expert in torture and kidnapping…)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN0ImVgS-UY

    December 30 Angels Crest (drama with Thomas Dekker, Mira Sorvino, Kate Walsh, Elizabeth McGovern and Jeremy Piven)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6R-M79Sfak

    December 30 A Separation (from youtube: “a suspenseful and intelligent drama detailing the fractures and tensions at the heart of Iranian society.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjTkXGRhy9w

    December 30 The Iron Lady (biographical drama with Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head, Richard E. Grant and Ronald Reagan)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDiCFY2zsfc

    December 31 Natural Selection (indie [black?] comedy)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEJtRbZkbyA
  4. Cachoo

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    Do your reasons include the use of a lot of Kleenex? I want to see War Horse too and am afraid of sobbing. I can't stand Old Yeller endings.

    I see that "Albert Nobbs" is directed by Rodrigo Garcia. I wonder if any director today (male or female) understands women more than Garcia.
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    I have put my foot down regarding movies about men with guns but can't stay away from the animal movies, even the bad ones.

    Spielberg is fine so long as one accepts that emotional manipulation is part of the experience and agrees with the intended emotional bias.

    The soundtrack and titles already have me in tears and immediately, I want to see it twice!!

    Now, let's see if Mr. Japanfan or anyone else will agree to see it with me.
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  6. Wyliefan

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    Exactly.

    W.E. looks so deliciously horrible, I want to see it just for the snarking possibilities. :D
  7. Buzz

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    War Horse, Gone, Rin Tin Tin. I will have to think about the rest.
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  8. allezfred

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    All of the above have been on release here for quite some time. How strange. :confused:

    I take it this is the film on which Savchenko/Szolkowy have based their free.
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    Oops, forget to vote for Carnage; love dark comedy and it's an awesome play!

    I've been meaning to head over to the independent theater to see Take Shelter and Martha Marcy May Marlene, but I'm behind on my theater rat tendencies.
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  10. Cachoo

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    I want to see this--I love that her art is not limited to the stage.
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    I voted for Young Adult and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I wanted to vote for Iron Lady because I adore Meryl Streep but the movie itself does not interest me. I will see it for her performance but it will be when it comes to video.
  12. PeterG

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    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy had an earlier release date, but got pushed back. I assumed it was because they were doing some last-minute editing, but I think that like We Need To Talk About Kevin, both films got pushed back later in the year to get prime Oscar consideration.

    Tintin...probably not so much. :) I think the producers of Tintin hope that the film will do better with a December release over here and get the audience of all the kids on Christmas break. Plus the better it did in other parts of the world, maybe that could be used in the marketing here in North America.

    You know, when I realized that "Pina" was a dance movie, I thought, "I'm going to omit this one from the list...some boring old dance movie!!" But I watched the youtube trailer, thinking I could give it at least two minutes of my time! :lol: And you know what? It's better than most of the other trailers. Very interesting! Think I just might add it to my "to see" list.
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    I really, really want to see Coriolanus but I doubt it will be playing anywhere near here. That and no one wants to go with me. Everyone is so uncultured! :drama:
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    They got great reviews here, so I can understand that.
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    Oscar has a short memory; films that open here in February, even if critically acclaimed, stand little to no chance of Oscar nods. Films that open much later in the year clean up.
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    I just finished watching 'Fair Game'. I think this movie is a couple years old and I had seen it in a theater, but I enjoyed it more on the DVD. I thought then, and I still think that Naomi Watts should have received the Oscar nomination for this performance. She was brilliant portraying Valerie Plame Wilson. Sean Payne was good, as usual, but Valerie filled the screen with her presence. It's a pity this movie did not have much box office success. It is a story that we all need to know. I do remember reading about her and watching her interview on 60 minutes. I may read her book some day.
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    Spirit award nominations are here:

    http://www.fandango.com/movieblog/s...-artist-drive-beginners-lead-pack-687411.html

    I have not seen any of these movies, but The Artist seems to be the front runner this year. Other well known movies are not nominated because they exceed the 20 million limit. I am surprised that Michelle Williams is on the list for 'Marilyn'- how could that movie be under the 20 million dollar cap?
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    I always wonder about career paths: Usually you see someone in a break-out role like Elizabeth Olsen but last year I'd never heard of Jessica Chastain and now she is in several films that appear to be "award worthy." How does that happen?
  19. PeterG

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    Interesting that Janet McTeer was nominated for best supporting actress in Albert Nobbs, but Glenn Close wasn't nominated for best actress. I've read a few articles that said Close might not only get another Academy Award nomination for this role, but her first win. Wonder if those articles were just publicity fodder for the film...
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    Lady Luck:)

    Not to deny that Chastain is a very talented actress with an incredible range (comparing her in Tree of life and The Help). I am glad to see her get the recognition.
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    OMG The Iron Lady looks horrifically bad. Meryl Streep is basically the same thing she is always except for when goes crazy and stars in something like Mamma Mia. The start of the trailer is bad. made me think of The Devil Wears Prada.

    I know its bad to pre-judge a film. I know its bad but Imade my mind when I heard about it a year or so back. But I am not a fan of Meryl Streep.
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    You sound awfully biased. You don't like Streep, so you make up your mind that her movie is bad, without even seeing it?
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    Um yeah. And re-reading my earlier post makes me look like I was typing when drunk.
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    Where the hell is the ignore feature!?

    ETA: This was a joke, by the way. I should have used the :p smiley.
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    What in the world is The Artist, anyway? I found a trailer on youtube. Is it a silent film? Looks very odd. Not sure if I get it, at least not from the trailer.
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    Yes, it's a silent (and black-and-white) film. An homage to the silent era, from what I've seen.

    I said elsewhere that it looks a bit like the offspring of Singin' in the Rain and A Star Is Born.
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    Salon.comReviewed by: Andrew O'HehirNov 23, 2011100 Instead of sticking with the familiar, Scorsese has followed his impulses into something that feels entirely new but is still distinctively his. He has made a potential holiday classic, an exciting, comic and sentimental melodrama that will satisfy children and adults alike and reward repeat viewings for many years to come.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)Reviewed by: Liam LaceyNov 23, 2011100 As well as an engaging fable about a homeless orphan living in a train station, Scorsese's film is a richly illustrated lesson in cinema history and the best argument for 3-D since James Cameron's "Avatar."

    TimeReviewed by: Richard CorlissNov 23, 2011100 Bursting with earned emotion, Hugo is a mechanism that comes to life at the turn of a key in the shape of a heart.

    Boston GlobeReviewed by: Ty BurrNov 22, 2011100 An exhilarating tale of magic, machines, memories, and dreams, Martin Scorsese pulls off the neatest trick of all. He marshals the marvels of modern movie technology - up to and including the dreaded 3-D - to create a love letter to the earliest of movies and, by extension, to every movie from then to now.

    Chicago Sun-TimesReviewed by: Roger EbertNov 22, 2011100 The way Hugo deals with Melies is enchanting in itself, but the film's first half is devoted to the escapades of its young hero. In the way the film uses CGI and other techniques to create the train station and the city, the movie is breathtaking.


    Has anyone seen "Hugo?" After hearing the fourth or fifth ecstatic review on the radio, I started reading others and this list of critics who have embraced this film is a long one. I tend to stay away from 3-D because it is just one more gimick to me but maybe this film will change my mind.
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    From what I read the film and actor are locks for "best" nominations not just for Oscar but for all of the awards that start this time of year. I do like that the director believes in us--the audience-- as we take a chance and experience a silent film. For me the bottom line is the story and how it is acted. I want to watch and see if I am touched by silent acting as much as what we usually see now.
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    The Artist is ... a movie :p ... and an absolute joy to watch :swoon: .
    The first time I saw it (I've seen it twice), I left the theater with a huge grin of my face and I don't remember my feet touching the ground for at least half an hour.

    Don't expect anything artsy, intellectual or complicated. It is actually very easy to follow, fun, witty, gorgeous, old fashioned and modern at the same time and absolutly charming.
    It takes 2-3 minutes to get into the silent side, until you realize the director is in playful mood and that he has already begun to steal your heart (along with the actors, the dog and the composer).

    If that might help you to make an opinion, here are 3 little clips of the movie (better in full screen mode). They are all from great scenes so *beware ! spoilers ! For those who already want to see the movie, I'd recommand not to watch these*.

    There are going be people who will go and see The Artist and won't like it. But that is going to be a hard task.
    I'm planning to see it a third time.
    Next year.
    At a special screening.
    With a full live orchestra. :D
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    I wanted to highlight five of the movies being released in December which impressed me the most with their trailers. Decided to check for alternate trailers to get a differing view on each film. Here's the five, with a different trailer for each one:


    December 2 The Lady (biographical drama with Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis)

    I've been a fan of Michelle Yeoh since Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (and then Memoirs Of A Geisha, etc.), so to see her in a movie which looks to be a contender for giving her a Best Actress Oscar nomination is great!


    December 9 RED-BAND (R-RATED) TRAILER: The Sitter (comedy with Jonah Hill, Sam Rockwell, Ari Graynor and Kevin Hernandez)

    Normally I am not into this kind of movie, but I loved the main trailer (which made me laugh out loud twice, which I rarely do) and in this trailer (which is basically the same, but with a raunchy new beginning instead) there is an added Q & A intro between Jonah and his kid co-stars which is as funny as it is foul. A must-see, IMHO! :lol:


    December 21 Pina (a tribute to choreographer Pina Bausch, directed by Wim Wenders)

    Like I mentioned earlier, I almost didn't include "Pina" in my list of the December releases because I thought it'd be a boring-as-death dance movie. I was wrong! In this new trailer, it's mentioned that it's Germany's entry for Best Foreign Language Film for Oscar consideration. (Not that it looks like there will be much dialogue in this movie.) This second trailer is similar to the first, but has some new (equally wondrous) footage.


    December 25 The Darkest Hour (sci-fi horror with Emile Hirsch, Max Minghella and Olivia Thirlby)

    This clip is the only alternative preview I could find, it's just 30 seconds of action shots (so watch the original trailer to get a better overview). This movie looks really good! I think it's the December movie I'm most excited about. :respec:


    December 30 Angels Crest (drama with Thomas Dekker, Mira Sorvino, Kate Walsh, Elizabeth McGovern and Jeremy Piven)

    This movie looks to be Oscar-calibre, but I'm guessing it's an independent release, so might go over-looked. In this trailer, the stars of the film talk about the movie. Added bonus: some gorgeous cinematography.
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    Midnight Lace is available for viewing on YouTube :inavoid:. Doris Day's dramatic acting is like Plushy's choreo:EVILLE: - spastic and overwrought.
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    Cannot believe that there are no wide releases this week so no movie for me this week. Reading a good book will just have to do. LOL
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    Voted for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, of course. Read my posts in the book thread to see why...:D

    The trailers on the internet, there are a few, are fantastic. I can only hope the movie equals, or exceeds, them. BTW, word is that the ending in the newest version is different from the Swedish versions. I've also read the Rooney Mara has a near impossible task to even equal Noomi Rapace's performance. Evidently she defined Lisbeth perfectly. Where can I find a freebee of the Swedish version online, or cable TV, to compare?

    NJL (..if you are an NFL fan ya gotta root for Rooney Mara - Patricia Rooney Mara - since one grandfather (or was it great grandfather?) founded the Pittsburgh Steelers and the other the New York Football Giants...)
  34. Vash01

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    I finally saw 50/50 today. Liked it. I am behind on my movies this year because I recently took an overseas vacation. Next on my list: Hugo, J.Edgar, Drive. Unfortunately other good movies, including The artist are not here yet. I am not interested in seeing the Descendants unless someone here can convince me to see it.
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    Let me know what you think of Hugo. I've read good reviews about it, but haven't heard from anyone whose actually seen it yet.
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    It got 8.6 on IMDB, so I am really interested in that movie. It seems to have an impressive cast too.
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    That movie scared the daylights out of me once. Don't laugh. :shuffle:
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    Oh, yes. A Ross Hunter movie is always good for spastic and overwrought. And gorgeous clothes, I might add. :)
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    I had very high expectations for "Hugo" and saw it today and I was not disappointed. I thought it was beautiful from beginning to end. I know that "Hugo" was based on a children's book and "Midnight in Paris" is from an American's viewpoint but between those films and "The Artist" I think the Oscars could have a lot of French flavor this year.
  40. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    What was the name of the Star Trek movie in which Captain Kirk, Mr.Spock and Dr.McCoy are vacationing in the Yosemite National park and singing 'Row row row your boat gently down the stream'?