Let's Talk Movies - Volume 18 (action...comedies...documentaries...it's all good)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, Mar 1, 2012.

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

  1. March 9th - John Carter (Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure with Taylor Kitsch and Willem Dafoe)

    7 vote(s)
    11.9%
  2. March 23rd - The Hunger Games (Action, Sci-Fi with Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson)

    35 vote(s)
    59.3%
  3. March 30th - Mirror Mirror (Comedy with Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer and Sean Bean)

    15 vote(s)
    25.4%
  4. March 30th - Wrath of the Titans (Action, Adventure, Fantasy with Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson)

    6 vote(s)
    10.2%
  5. April 4th - Titanic 3D (Adventure, Drama re-release)

    9 vote(s)
    15.3%
  6. April 6th - American Reunion

    4 vote(s)
    6.8%
  7. April 13th - The Cabin in the Woods (Horror with Richard Jenkins and Chris Hemsworth)

    9 vote(s)
    15.3%
  8. May 4th - The Avengers (Action, Adventure with Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth)

    21 vote(s)
    35.6%
  9. May 4th - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Comedy, Drama with Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel)

    11 vote(s)
    18.6%
  10. May 18th – Battleship (Action, Adventure with Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Kitsch and Liam Neeson)

    6 vote(s)
    10.2%
  11. May 18th - What to Expect When You're Expecting (Comedy, Romance with Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez)

    7 vote(s)
    11.9%
  12. May 25th - Men in Black 3 (Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi with Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones)

    13 vote(s)
    22.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    Trailers for the twelve poll options are below. There is no trailer yet for "Dark Shadows" so out of spite, I have left it out of the poll and in it's place was the most delightful trailer I have seen in a long time (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel). Runner-up for Dark Shadows spot was "Chimpanzee" a Disney documentary that animal-lovers will love (as will anyone who has a heart that is still beating, I expect!!)

    One additional note: "The Cabin In The Woods" trailer looks like a horror movie re-tread of a re-tread, but the trailer changes gears halfway through until I was thinking, "what the heck is this movie about???" (in a good way!) So I think it warrants it's place in this thread's poll. :)



    March 9th - John Carter (Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure with Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Willem Dafoe, Ciarán Hinds, Thomas Haden Church, Dominic West, James Purefoy and Bryan Cranston)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Rf55GTEZ_E


    March 23rd - The Hunger Games (Action, Sci-Fi with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Wes Bentley, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Toby Jones and Donald Sutherland)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S9a5V9ODuY


    March 30th - Mirror Mirror (Comedy with Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Mare Winningham and Sean Bean)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpLVO396eHs


    March 30th - Wrath of the Titans (Action, Adventure, Fantasy with Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Rosamund Pike, Danny Huston and Bill Nighy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs7fzOrUopc

    April 4th - Titanic 3D (Adventure, Drama re-release)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aaj1M5wDigg


    April 6th - American Reunion (Comedy with Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Tara Reid, Jason Biggs, Eugene Levy, Chris Klein, Mena Suvari, Jennifer Coolidge and Natasha Lyonne)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1akixU65dDY


    April 13th - The Cabin in the Woods (Horror with Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Jesse Williams and Chris Hemsworth)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Itzujv4JwU

    May 4th - The Avengers (Action, Adventure with Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Stellan Skarsgård)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOrNdBpGMv8


    May 4th - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Comedy, Drama with Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Tom Wilkinson and Maggie Smith)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDY89LYxK0w


    May 18th – Battleship (Action, Adventure with Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna and Liam Neeson)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDMXkPfxjOc


    May 18th - What to Expect When You're Expecting (Comedy, Romance with Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Chace Crawford, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Joe Manganiello and Cheryl Cole)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wuIltIHQXY


    May 25th - Men in Black 3 (Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi with Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Emma Thompson, Josh Brolin and Nicole Scherzinger)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyaFEBI_L24
     
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  2. emason

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    The only movie on the list that interests me is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; I've seen the trailer before and I marked the movie down as one to see. Everything else you have listed - no interest whatsoever.
     
  3. cygnus

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    I didn't vote for that one- but now that I have seen the trailer (should have looked first!) that's the one I most want to see!
     
  4. Buzz

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    For my fellow Apple fanboys/girls John Carter will dedicated to Steve Jobs. The movies I will be watching for are; The Avengers, Cabin in the woods, John Carter, What to Expect When You Are Expecting, Battleship, The Hunger Games.
     
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  5. PeterG

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    I was going to have "Bully" in the poll as it looks to be a very important movie, but my brain got jumbled and I forgot to include it. I probably would have put it in the poll in place of the Titanic re-release.

    I thought the trailer for 21 Jump Street was really good, but I've heard people talk negatively about this trailer, so I didn't include it in the poll. But I want to see this movie, it could be a lot of fun. Looking forward to seeing how Depp will be a part of the movie.

    Another comedy that has lots of potential is Casa de mi Padre. This one might be brilliant, the trailer definitely does not give away too much.

    Worst trailers for this month: Project X and Rachel Weisz' The Deep Blue Sea. And I had to use much restraint in not using quotation marks around the word comedy in reference to Eddie Murphy's new movie. :lol:

    Trailers for other movies to be released in March:

    March 2nd - Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (Animated Family with Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms and Betty White) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bHdzTUNw-4

    March 2nd - Project X (Comedy with an unknown cast) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rl1TJG17Wk

    March 2nd - Being Flynn (Comedy, Drama with Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, Olivia Thirlby, Lili Taylor, Wes Studi, Julianne Moore) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHZfQDgkqiM

    March 9th - A Thousand Words (Comedy with Eddie Murphy and Kerry Washington) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2MO_ID4ltA

    March 9th - Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (Comedy, Drama with Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E94xpxv1_7Q

    March 9th - Silent House (Horror, Thriller with Elizabeth Olsen) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yLD4km_d1I

    March 16th - 21 Jump Street (Action, Comedy with Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube and Johnny Depp) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLoKtb4c4W0

    March 16th - Jeff Who Lives at Home (Comedy with Jason Segel, Ed Helms and Susan Sarando)n http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34kCWAsddtA

    March 16th - Casa de mi Padre (Action, Comedy with Will Ferrell, Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mrdYr_EwkA

    March 23rd - October Baby (Drama with Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey, Jasmine Guy and John Schneider) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7oTLVevO5g

    March 23rd - The Raid: Redemption (Action with Iko Uwais, Ray Sahetapy, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkULMOFpuCo

    March 30th – Bully (Documentary by Lee Hirsch) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5114WHxofzU

    March 30th - The Deep Blue Sea (Drama, Romance with Rachel Weisz) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmphOgeyk70
     
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    Ick @ 21 Jumpstreet. I was a HUGE fan of the tv show and do not this trend of remaking old tv shows as comedies. At very least they should have actors who are believable as teenaged H.S. students. Johnny Depp was in that show.
     
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    I think EW said "John Carter" had to make 400 mil just to break even? I've never heard of a superhero called John Carter unlike say Batman, Superman etc...
     
  8. PeterG

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    You haven't watched the trailer, have you? :rofl:

    Yes, and he is in this movie. I doubt he would have agreed to be in this movie if he didn't think it was good...
     
  9. Buzz

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    Don't remember if I mentioned it but I saw Journey 2 and it was a wonderful little movie.
     
  10. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    oops - thought I had started a new thread.........
     
  11. agalisgv

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    Saw Woman in Black, Safe House, and This Means War!

    Woman in Black wasn't bad, and not terribly gory. But I thought it was most effective as a suspenseful movie, and it lost its suspense about 2/3 through by showing the woman in black too much, and not leaving much left to the imagination. I also like happy endings, and this didn't have that.

    Safe House was rather graphic I think, but it was clear when those scenes were, so I just closed my eyes. I guessed some of the plot early on, but there were still enough twists to maintain interest throughout. Overall it was better than I expected. Reminiscent of Bourne in a way, but without the main protagonist being the trained expert. Washington played his character extremely well.

    This Means War was better than I thought (though I had very low expectations going into it). My main problems was the graphic sexual language (mainly done by Witherspoon's bff in the movie). Just unnecessary and detracted from the movie. I saw some reviews saying Reese's character wasn't believable, but to me she did a good job with it. The subplot didn't add much, but it wasn't exactly a distraction either. Enjoyable fun overall.
     
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  12. DarrellH

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    Just got a preview pass to John Carter. It's a 3-D Imax version tonight!
     
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  13. Cachoo

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    Let us know---I like that you are seeing it with/in? IMAX.
     
  14. PeterG

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    Interesting that they're giving free passes to this. I swear the advertising being spent on this movie is more than the other eleven movies in this poll combined! :lol:
     
  15. smurfy

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    John Carter - that was Noah Wyle's character name on ER. (dating myself)

    Can't wait for Dark Shadows - that show scared me as a kid. As an adult I saw some episodes that just cracked me up. Was bummed when the new series in the 90s did not last.
     
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  16. Buzz

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    Now that is why That name sounds so familiar!
     
  17. KikiSashaFan

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    I posted this in the other thread by accident.

    A little late, but I saw The Grey a little while ago. It was TERRIBLE. Maybe the worst movie I've ever seen. I love Liam Neeson, but it was truly awful.
     
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  18. Buzz

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    The trailer for ht movie was a real turn off for me.
     
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    Just cannot agree; I loved that movie. It's not just action-adventure; there is a lot going on under the surface. I thought it was definitely one of the better films I've seen recently. Absolutely not truly awful.
     
  20. agalisgv

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    What goes on beneath the surface?

    Have to say, every trailer I saw looked terrible, the plot sounded terrible, and the reviews I've read all confirmed that. I'd be interested in hearing how it was more than beating off a pack of wolves.
     
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    Loved John Carter. I was not familiar with the story, so I had no preconceived notions. Good story telling. I realized the original story is very old, and you can see where other movies have borrowed ideas (including Star Wars) from this. It wasn't a home run, but a very good, enjoyable, 2 hour+ movie.

    I can see this becoming a successful series of films.
     
  22. KikiSashaFan

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    Agree to disagree, but I'll elaborate. IMO all that under the surface stuff was trying way too hard to be deep and just came off as pretentious. Plus the whole concept was stupid. If you happen to survive a plane crash, don't abandon the wreck and hike off into the thick woods, rescuers are going to find the crash a hell of a lot sooner than a few people wandering the woods. Also wolves are not vicious, aggresive animals like they were made out to be, it always like watching a weird Kujo remake.

    Oh and the ending was predictable and :blah: I wanted to walk out, but Mr. Kiki will not walk out of a movie, no matter how bad. Other people in the theater did though, and he admitted after we should have. :lol: Oh well, each to their own..
     
  23. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    I am not into comedies or sci fi/adventure, so basically none of these films really interest me. After the Oscars I try to pick up on my old movies- on my Netflix list. I may see Mirror Mirror and/or Marigold hotel (J.Dench), if I really feel like going to a theater for a movie.
     
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    My daughter and I saw this. The part I made bold in your post is what I liked best. He was more a "regular" guy, determined to do his job and learning as the movie progressed. Very violent, but I expected that. Washington was a treat to watch, as always.
     
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    It's about how men cope with their imminent deaths. Whether they can drop their macho posturing and bond with each other and truly be of comfort to each other, etc. It's about how they cope with their lives at the end of their lives.
     
  26. rjblue

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    Hee. I was just about to post that this is the first list of new releases that has gotten me excited.

    I devoured the Edgar Rice Burroughs Mars books- they were my YA reading.

    I've just read The Hunger Games and I have tickets to see it at the Imax theatre- my first Imax movie ever.

    The Avengers- geek comic superheroes unite!

    And Sean Bean.
     
  27. PeterG

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    Bully documentary to get an R rating for "six expletives"

    "Bully," directed by Lee Hirsch, is an examination of school bullying that follows five kids and families over the course of a school year.

    There was a documentary made about the ratings board (the MPAA) in 2006 called This Film Is Not Yet Rated. I definitely recommend it. It sounds like how the MPAA are dealing with this new documentary shows that they have their heads up their butts. It makes me wonder if this ratings board is like the ISU board, an incestuous bunch of twits with little or no accountability. :mad:

    I find this article somewhat objectionable in that Harvey Weinstein is being attacked for defending his movie which sounds to me like a movie that will serve a purpose in changing society for the better. The writer could have stuck to the issue: whether the rating giving to this movie is fair and appropriate or not. To go after Weinstein for being difficult should be a separate topic. Weinstein's attitude should have nothing to do with how a movie gets its rating...
     
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    Have to agree, other than the cinematography. The wolves looked like something yanked off the Carousel of Progress, and it was like watching The Road all over again. Depressing. The woman in the bed with cheek implants and just pencilled in eyebrows bugged, too.
     
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  29. Buzz

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    WORD!
     
  30. Allskate

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    Hugo came out on video this week, so I rented it. I thought it was wonderful. I highly recommend it.