Spring Movie Thread (April to June 2011)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, Mar 23, 2011.

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

  1. Apr. 8th – Arthur (Romantic comedy with Russell Brand, Helen Mirren & Jennifer Garner)

    8 vote(s)
    11.8%
  2. Apr. 15th – Scream 4 (Horror with David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts & Hayden Panettiere)

    11 vote(s)
    16.2%
  3. May 6th - Thor (Action/adventure with Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins & Chris Hemsworth)

    14 vote(s)
    20.6%
  4. May 13th – Priest (Horror with Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet & Maggie Q)

    9 vote(s)
    13.2%
  5. May 20th - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Action/adventure with Johnny Depp)

    31 vote(s)
    45.6%
  6. May 26th - The Hangover 2 (Comedy with Zach Galifianakis & Bradley Cooper)

    14 vote(s)
    20.6%
  7. May 27th - Kung Fu Panda 2 (Animation with Jack Black & Angelina Jolie & Jean-Claude van Damme)

    9 vote(s)
    13.2%
  8. June 3rd – X-Men: First Class (Science-fiction with James McAvoy, Rose Byrne & Jennifer Lawrence)

    24 vote(s)
    35.3%
  9. June 10th - Super 8 (Science-fiction with Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Ron Eldard & Noah Emmerich)

    13 vote(s)
    19.1%
  10. June 17th - Green Lantern (Science-fiction with Ryan Reynolds,Blake Lively & Peter Sarsgaard)

    14 vote(s)
    20.6%
  11. June 24th – Bad Teacher (Comedy with Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel & Justin Timberlake)

    6 vote(s)
    8.8%
  12. June 24th – Cars 2 (Animation with Owen Wilson, Bruce Campbell, Emily Mortimer & Eddie Izzard)

    12 vote(s)
    17.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Perhaps there is one or two here that will interest you?

    Apr. 1st – Cat Run (Action comedy with Janet McTeer, Christopher McDonald & D. L. Hughley)
    Apr. 1st – Hop (Comedy with Russell Brand, James Marsden, Hugh Laurie & Chelsea Handler)
    Apr. 1st – Insidious (Comedy/horror with Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne & Barbara Hershey)
    Apr. 1st – Source Code (Sci-fi thriller with Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga and Michelle Monaghan)
    Apr. 1st – Super (Action comedy with Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler & Kevin Bacon)
    Apr. 1st – Trust (Drama with Clive Owen & Catherine Keener)
    Apr. 1st – Win Win! (Comedy with Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale & Jeffrey Tambor)
    Apr. 1st – Wrecked (Psychological thriller with Adrien Brody)

    Apr. 8th - American: The Bill Hicks Story (comedy documentary)
    Apr. 8th – Arthur (Romantic comedy with Russell Brand, Helen Mirren & Jennifer Garner)
    Apr. 8th – Ceremony (comedy with Uma Thurman, Lee Pace & Michael Angarano)
    Apr. 8th – Hanna (Thriller with Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Olivia Williams & Saoirse Ronan)
    Apr. 8th – Imax: Born To Be Wild (Documentary with Morgan Freeman & Birute Galdikas)
    Apr. 8th – Meek’s Cut-Off (western with Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Shirley Henderson and Will Patton)
    Apr. 8th – Soul Surfer (Sport action with Dennis Quaid , Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood & Kevin Sorbo)
    Apr. 8th – Your Highness (Comedy with Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman & Zooey Deschanel)

    Apr. 15th – Atlas Shrugged Part One (Science-fiction with Nick Cassavetes & Taylor Schilling)
    Apr. 15th – The Conspirator (dir. by Robert Redford, starring Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Tom Wilkinson)
    Apr. 15th – Rio (Animation with Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway & Tracy Morgan)
    Apr. 15th – Scream 4 (Horror with David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts & Hayden Panettiere)

    Apr. 22nd - African Cats: Kingdom of Courage (documentary)
    Apr. 22nd - Apollo 18 (Sci-Fi horror)
    Apr. 22nd - Born To Be A Star (Comedy with Christina Ricci & Edward Herrmann)
    Apr. 22nd - The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (Documentary with Morgan Spurlock & Ben Silverman)
    Apr. 22nd – Incendies (French drama about twins searching for lost sibling in the Middle East)
    Apr. 22nd - Madea’s Big Happy Family (Comedy with Tyler Perry, Loretta Devine & Bow Wow)
    Apr. 22nd - Water For Elephants (Drama with Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson & Christoph Waltz)

    Apr. 29th - Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (Thiller with Brandon Routh, Taye Diggs & Kurt Angle)
    Apr. 29th - Fast Five (Action thriller with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson & Michelle Rodriguez)
    Apr. 29th - Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (Animation with Hayden Panettiere & Glenn Close)
    Apr. 29th – Prom (comedy drama with Christine Elise, Faith Ford & Jere Burns)
    Apr. 29th - Sympathy for Delicious (Comedy with Orlando Bloom, Mark Ruffalo & Juliette Lewis)

    May 6th - The Beaver (Comedy drama with Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Jennifer Lawrence & Anton Yelchin)
    May 6th – Everything Must Go (Comedy drama with Will Ferrell, Laura Dern & Michael Pena)
    May 6th - Jumping the Broom (Comedy with Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Julie Bowen & Romeo)
    May 6th - Something Borrowed (Romantic comedy with Kate Hudson, John Krasinski & Colin Egglesfield)
    May 6th - There Be Dragons (Drama with Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley & Dougray Scott))
    May 6th - Thor (Action/adventure with Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins & Chris Hemsworth)

    May 13th – Bridesmaids (Comedy with Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne & Maya Rudolph)
    May 13th – Hesher (Comedy with Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Rainn Wilson)
    May 13th – Potiche (Comedy with Catherine Deneuve & Gérard Depardieu)
    May 13th – Priest (Horror with Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet & Maggie Q)

    May 20th - Midnight in Paris (Romantic comedy with Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams & Adrien Brody)
    May 20th - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Action/adventure with Johnny Depp & Ian McShane)

    May 25th - The Trip (Comedy with Steve Coogan – Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story follow-up)
    May 26th - The Hangover 2 (Comedy with Zach Galifianakis & Bradley Cooper)
    May 27th - Kung Fu Panda 2 (Animation with Jack Black & Angelina Jolie & Jean-Claude van Damme)
    May 27th - The Tree of Life (Drama with Brad Pitt & Sean Penn)

    June 3rd – Beginners (Drama with Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer & Goran Visnjic)
    June 3rd – Submarine (comedy drama with Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine & Noah Taylor)
    June 3rd – X-Men: First Class (Science-fiction with James McAvoy, Rose Byrne & Jennifer Lawrence)

    June 10th - Super 8 (Science-fiction with Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Ron Eldard & Noah Emmerich)
    June 10th – Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer (family comedy with Heather Graham)

    June 17th - Green Lantern (Science-fiction with Ryan Reynolds,Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard &Tim Robbins)
    June 17th - Homework (Romantic comedy with Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts & Rita Wilson)
    June 17th - Mr. Popper's Penguins (Family comedy with Jim Carrey, Angela Lansbury & Carla Gugino)

    June 24th – Bad Teacher (Comedy with Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel & Justin Timberlake)
    June 24th – Cars 2 (Animation with Owen Wilson, Bruce Campbell, Emily Mortimer & Eddie Izzard)
  2. BigB08822

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    Wow, tons of movie!! Of the list, I want to see:

    Hanna
    Scream 4
    Water for Elephants
    The Hangover 2
    Super 8

    Of those I am sure I will go see Hangover 2 (unless reviews suck), Hanna and Super 8. I have been waiting to see Super 8 for a long time, since people thought it was a sequel to Cloverfield.

    There are tons on the list that I either have not heard of or do not recognize by name. So I am sure some of those will make my list once I see previews.
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  3. Beefcake

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    Not much grabbing me, yet, but there are always unexpected gems in the "slow" season. Besides, eh, I aim to be very busy this spring outdoors and traveling and what-not.

    Definitely excited about these, though: :)

    Hangover 2
    Win Win!
    Green Lantern
    Sympathy for Delicious

    Natalie Portman is in a couple of comedies and an action/adventure this spring - nice to see it's not all :drama:.

    :shuffle: I'm curiuos about Jodie Foster's The Beaver ... trainwreck or good fun, and will the audience pay to see a Mel Gibson movie?
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  4. PeterG

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    I was a comic book geek as a kid (still a geek, lol) , so I'm looking forward to Thor, X-Men and Green Lantern.
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  7. MikiAndoFan#1

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    I'm really looking forward to watching Scream 4, X-Men: First Class and The Hangover 2. :cheer2: :cheer:
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  8. Buzz

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    THOR!!!! :cheer2: Plus there are several movies that I also want to see. Needless to saw most of the comic book movies will make my must see list! hehehehe Oh yeah... and thanks once again for another wonderful movie thread PeterG. :respec:
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  9. Cyn

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    Atlas Shrugged (Part I) :D. It will be interesting to see if they are able to modernize it while remaining true to the book.

    Atlas Shrugged Trailer
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    Kung fu Panda 2 definitely. The rest, not sure.
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    Hanna
    Water for Elephants(if I can stand to watch trained animals).
    Thor
    The Green Lantern
    and Scream 4

    Those are the movies I'm most excited about.
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    Since I tecbnically saw iton the first day of spring, I think it should be mentioned here: Lincoln Lawyer.. It was really good for a legal thriller.
    I'm kind of intrigued by Hanna and will definitely see Water for Elephants.
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    Looks like Zack Snyder has directed yet another bad movie called "Sucker Punch". I can't believe the studio is trusting him to direct the upcoming Superman reboot. :scream:
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    Green Lantern definitely, and probably X-Men too (I loves me some James McAvoy!). Water for Elephants maybe -- I can't imagine it will be anywhere as good as the book, and I don't have very high expectations for Pattison, so I'll probably wait for that one on DVD.

    Saw Incendies last year -- excellent.

    For the rest, many will no doubt make my DVD list eventually, but I don't know enough about any of them yet to run to the theatre right away ...
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  15. Buzz

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    Hop looks adorable! Candy and Chicks! hehehehe I might just sneak in the back to see this one or borrow someone's kid and go! :lol:
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    I just watched the official trailer for Thor - it looks awesome! :respec:
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  17. PeterG

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    Movies I'm most looking forward to this season (a list which will change as unlike the Winter movie thread, I did not watch youtube trailers for most of the movies on the long list in the first post of this thread):

    1. Bad Teacher (Comedy with Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel & Justin Timberlake)

    - wicked trailer with great writing and performances

    2. Incendies (French drama about twins searching for lost sibling in the Middle East)

    - this one almost didn't make the list, but the trailer was so good I had to include it and the more I think about it, the more I want to see it!

    3. Scream 4 (Horror with David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts & Hayden Panettiere)

    - should be a great popcorn movie...plus the cast is first-rate

    4. Something Borrowed (Romantic comedy with Kate Hudson, John Krasinski & Colin Egglesfield)

    - looks to be well-written, plus I'm looking forward to seeing Kate Hudson playing against type (rent Kate's "The Skeleton Key" if you wanna see a great thriller/scary movie)...and this movie stars the stunningly beautiful Colin Egglesfield! :swoon:

    5. Thor (Action/adventure with Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins & Chris Hemsworth)

    - great trailer

    6. The Beaver (Comedy drama with Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Jennifer Lawrence & Anton Yelchin)

    - this is on my list because I love anything and everything about Jodie Foster (well, probably not her love-on for Mel Gibson...but I'm not going to let his presence get in the way of what could very well likely be one of the best movies of the year)

    7. Super 8 (Science-fiction with Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Ron Eldard & Noah Emmerich)

    - the trailer is a bit corny, but the movie is written and directed by J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg is one of the producers. It doesn't hurt that the cast includes Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning (who seems to be following in her sister Dakota's footsteps of picking interesting movies....and being great in them!)

    8. The Conspirator (dir. by Robert Redford, starring Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Tom Wilkinson)

    - don't know anything about this movie...but the director! The cast! (which also includes Evan Rachel Wood, Alexis Bledel, Justin Long, Kevin Kline, Danny Huston, Colm Meaney and Jonathan Groff).

    9. X-Men: First Class (Science-fiction with James McAvoy, Rose Byrne & Jennifer Lawrence)

    - great cast and starting over (sort of) might give this one an extra boost of energy (not that the series needs it, but more fireworks won't hurt this kind of movie)!

    10. Apollo 18 (Sci-Fi horror)

    - the trailer doesn't look all that great, but I like the premise...this could be a bit of a sleeper

    Honourable mentions:

    Ceremony (comedy with Uma Thurman, Lee Pace & Michael Angarano)

    - I like Uma (even though her movies have not been doing well the last few years) and I have such a crush on Lee Pace after seeing him in "The Fall". "The Fall???", you say? Yes, "The Fall". You must see this movie!!! Here's the trailer:

    "The Fall" - The Best Movie You've Never Seen Cuz You've Never Heard Of It

    Soul Surfer (Sport action with Dennis Quaid , Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood & Kevin Sorbo)

    - This could be great...or :rolleyes: (The presence of Quaid and Hunt make me think it could be great...but then there's the presence or Hercules and Carrie Underwood's stiff performance in the trailer...)
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  18. Buzz

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    This is going to be a great year for comic book movie fans like myself! :cheer:
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    I saw The Fall a couple of years ago. I had very loud company over (well my bf did) and I tried to watch it in the bedroom. I was sick so I didn't feel I was being rude. I liked what I saw but I missed so much of the dialogue that I want to see it (hear it?) again.
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    I can't believe you omitted Hobo with a Shotgun. He's Rutger Hauer, and he's delivering justice, one shell at a time.

    :rofl:
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    Hanna looks awesome :cheer:
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    Perhaps my insensitive snub will be alleviated by the Oscar haul this movie takes home next year... ;)

    This movie is good for any one of the following reasons:

    1. The story is both fantastical and touching. The relationship between Lee Pace's character and the little girl is amazing. In the DVD extras, they talk about how the young actress had never done any acting before. Guess that's why her performance is so real!

    2. It is one of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen. The locations, the costumes, the cinematography. The director spent years planning this movie and used his own money (to the very last cent) to get this movie made. He also directed "The Cell" (with Jennifer Lopez) which is also one of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen.

    3. Lee Pace. He is so good in this movie. And not only is he stunningly beautiful, but the director takes full advantage of this beauty in how Pace is filmed...like he does with every other aspect of this movie. You could watch the movie with the sound off and love it...but turn it up!! :D
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    I'm looking forward to Something Borrowed on 5/06/11...it's one of my favorite books of all time, but I'm sure the movie won't be as good. :p
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    Thanks for those links. I am really excited for this movie based on the previews and it's great that the reviews are matching my expectations!
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    Hanna seems like a better acted and hopefully better realized version of Salt.
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    Apr. 1st – Hop (Comedy with Russell Brand, James Marsden, Hugh Laurie & Chelsea Handler) - This is on our must see list. We're bunny people.

    Apr. 1st – Win Win! (Comedy with Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale & Jeffrey Tambor) Looks interesting and the reviews are quite good.

    Apr. 8th – Arthur (Romantic comedy with Russell Brand, Helen Mirren & Jennifer Garner) Do we really need a remake?

    Apr. 8th – Soul Surfer (Sport action with Dennis Quaid , Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood & Kevin Sorbo) Not sure I could take 90 minutes of this.

    Apr. 22nd - Water For Elephants (Drama with Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson & Christoph Waltz) This on my "might" list.

    June 17th - Green Lantern (Science-fiction with Ryan Reynolds,Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard &Tim Robbins) See Arthur.
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    I don't expect that Atlas Shrugged is high on most members' lists of movies to see this Spring.

    As of now (because it's an Indie Film), it's slated for limited release :wall: :mad:. The "Theaters" page of the Official Website lists the following states/cities where it's currently scheduled for release:

    Arizona
    California
    Colorado
    Connecticut
    D.C.
    Florida
    Illinois
    Maryland
    Massachusetts
    New Jersey
    New York
    Oregon
    Pennsylvania
    Tennessee
    Texas
    Virginia
    Washington

    On the same page, there's a "Demand Atlas Shrugged" link on the same page if you're interested in bringing it to where you live.

    So far, the cities with the highest requests are:

    Atlanta, GA - 1705 :cheer2:
    Orlando, FL - 469
    Raleigh, North Carolina : 463
    Jacksonville, Florida : 380
    Dayton, Ohio : 366
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania : 354
    Minneapolis, Minnesota : 270
    Austin, Texas : 223
    Houston, Texas : 215
    Richmond, Virginia : 214

    …….And growing! :respec:
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  29. PeterG

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    Eight major releases coming out Friday. Holy busy week!! I'm listening them in order from best to worst (according to the trailers, of course)!


    Source Code (Sci-fi thriller with Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga and Michelle Monaghan)

    This one looks really good. And it never hurts to have Jake G. to ogle over for a couple of hours! :grope:


    Super (Action comedy with Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler & Kevin Bacon)

    I'm not a Rainn Wilson fan (although I am an Ellen Page fan), so this one didn't grab my interest initially, but the trailer just got better and better. Now this is one I really want to see! :cheer2:


    Win Win! (Comedy with Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale & Jeffrey Tambor)

    For me, a little Paul Giamatti goes a long way. So my expectations were not high for this one, but the trailer is really good. A big plus for this one is the writer/director: Tom McCarthy, who did "The Visitor" and "The Station Agent" - two movies that I looooooved!


    Hop (Comedy with Russell Brand, James Marsden, Hugh Laurie & Chelsea Handler)

    "Hop" looks like a great movie to take the kids too, one that adults will enjoy as well. Not sure if I'd go on my own to see it. Although James Marsen looks smokin' as usual!


    Wrecked (Psychological thriller with Adrien Brody)

    It looks like "Wrecked" is being dumped into theatres for a (very?) limited time before it goes to DVD, much like Halle Barry's "Frankie and Alice". As for the trailer...you know how some give away the whole movie? This one is the exact opposite...it shows so little that there's not much to make me want to go see the movie... :(


    Cat Run (Action comedy with Janet McTeer, Christopher McDonald & D. L. Hughley)

    "Cat Run" looks like a British movie trying to be a Hollywood movie. Like it's trying too hard and throwing in all the cliche's. Plus it's got the stereotyped black goofy sidekick... :rolleyes:


    Insidious (Horror with Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne & Barbara Hershey)

    I'm going through an "I-love-horror-movies" phase (plus I have a serious crush on the beautiful Patrick Wilson), so expectations were high for this one. :blah: I can hardly remember what it's about and I watched the trailer less than half an hour ago... :(


    Trust (Drama with Clive Owen & Catherine Keener)

    The trailer made this one look like it's one of those vigilante movies where the Dad/husband/whatever takes the law into his own hands and using violence to show how much he opposed violence. At one point while watching the trailer, I thought to myself, "Disgusting!" :vomit:


    Essential Killing (Thriller with Vincent Gallo and Emmanuelle Seigner)

    "Essential Killing" was listed only on the website for one of my local theatres, imdb.com says it was releases in October 2010. But maybe it's only being released in North America now. I'm including it here because the trailer was good, even though there was little or no dialogue in it. Which is not a problem as this is a dramatic action movie. :D


    In A Better World (just won Best Foreign Film at the 2011 Academy Awards)

    This one made me think of the "Trust" trailer. People taking the law into their own hands and fighting violence with violence. But it did win the Academy Award, so I'm hoping it will be a bit more intelligent than that.


    There is another film out April 1st called “Rubber” which has the most idiotic trailer that I have ever had the displeasure of viewing. So I am not including a link for it! You are welcome. :D
  30. Buzz

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    So many movies so little time, and since Easter is coming there are going to be a lot of children's movies opening up. Still say Hop looks like to most appealing of friday's opening movies. :D
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    I heard the lead actor for Thor, speak yesterday, and he sounds almost identical to Heath Ledger....it's eerie.
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    Still cannot get over the fact that there is yet another Prirates Of The Caribbean movie coming out.
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  33. BigB08822

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    I've only seen the first two. I thought the first was OK but the 2nd was just awful. I never saw another after that and don't plan to.
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    I know this one isn't a spring movie...but it's a spring release on DVD... :D

    Our local library got "127 Hours" recently and I was so excited to see it! But then I ended up watching most of it at double-time... :( I love both Danny Boyle and James Franco, so I was a bit disappointed. The movie was well done, but there just wasn't much to cover for over 90 minutes. And then they cut out most of what I wanted to see at the end (but luckily included it as an alternate ending on the DVD).

    One big plus was the cinematography. The scenery is stunning, and so well-shot. Unfortunately most of the movie takes place in a tunnel/cavern, so we're in the dark a lot. But the images at the start of the movie are truly breathtaking.

    Welcome to planet Earth. Here, if you can make a buck on something. And then make another buck on it over again. And then over again. And then over again - then you do! P.S. "Buck" is English slang for "dollar" which is a type of monetary currency. It's kinda complicated. Find a library and ask a librarian to "wiki" it for you.

    P.S. "Wiki" is a term for...oh forget it... :p
  35. BigB08822

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    Peter, I just watched 127 Hours this weekend and have the exact same thoughts as you. Interesting story but there isn't a lot to keep your attention. What alternate ending are you talking about? I don't know a lot about the story but I assume it is more about what happened after the rescue?
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    In the DVD extras, they have "deleted scenes" as one of the extras. I think there are seven deleted scenes, with the second-to-last being the alternate ending. It's about 22 minutes long and starts out the same as the original ending, and then you see the family who first came into contact with Ralston being interviewed. That was followed by scenes of him in the hospital, being interviewed by press and a few other scenes.

    It was interesting that this was the alternate ending because as I was watching the movie, I thought, "I hope this doesn't end with him staggering out to some highway and that's where it ends". Even with horror movies, when the last survivor staggers away from the house where they kill off the bad guys, I always wonder, "what happens to them when someone finds them and takes them to the hospital...how do people react to their story....how do they adapt back in their normal life after this ordeal???" :lol:
  37. Mozart

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    Should I go see Insidious or Lincoln Lawyer tonight?
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    Lincoln Lawyer. But that is because Matthew McConaughey is in it. :D
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    Thanks. I figured that is what it was. I am also one who always sits there and wonders what happens at the end of horror movies. Sometimes if we are lucky we might get a peak if a sequel comes about. I always imagine these poor women who have been completely tortured, watched their friends get killed, etc have to be really messed up when they get rescued.

    As for this movie, I bet the people who found him were very traumatized as well. Imagine coming up on a person who is clearly dehydrated and near death but is also missing an arm because he had to cut it off himself. I would probably pass out!
  40. PeterG

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    Like last week, I’ve listed the new movies opening according to how much the trailer wanted me to see the movie. The problem was that almost all the trailers were of an equally high quality, that I want to see almost everything! The movies opening tomorrow:

    Meek’s Cut-Off (western with Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Shirley Henderson and Will Patton)

    You know how some trailers give away the movie? Well, this one does not…I don’t really know what this movie is about, but the trailer is so good that this is my pick of new movies to see this week.

    Arthur (Romantic comedy with Russell Brand, Helen Mirren & Jennifer Garner)

    When I heard they were re-making this movie, my thought was :rolleyes:. But the trailer is light and fun…it’s like party you know you shouldn’t miss! :)

    Your Highness (Comedy with Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman & Zooey Deschanel)

    This one looks like it’ll be really funny, and I’m tough to please when it comes to comedies. Who’s going to go see this? I want an early review! :cheer2:

    American: The Bill Hicks Story (comedy documentary)

    I have to admit that I had never heard of Bill Hicks before hearing about this movie. I almost didn’t include this movie in this thread because of that. But it seems like Hicks was a very smart comedian (and funny, of course), whose life ended too early due to cancer. I was surprised to find that when I wiki’ed Hicks that he had released nine comedy albums!

    Imax: Born To Be Wild 3-D (Documentary with Morgan Freeman & Birute Galdikas)

    This movie seems to have everything…beautiful cinematography, funny moments of silly animal (and human) interaction, as well as some sweet, touching moments of how animals care for one another. Another must-see.

    Ceremony (comedy with Uma Thurman, Lee Pace & Michael Angarano)

    This trailer was not as the five listed above, but Lee Pace’s beauty means this one is going on my DVD-to-see list if I don’t catch this one in the theatre. I’m interested to hear the reviews for “Ceremony” because maybe this is an example of a decent trailer for a much better movie.

    Soul Surfer (Sport action with Dennis Quaid , Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood & Kevin Sorbo)

    This one could be very inspiring, or somewhat corny (like Carrie Underwood’s performance seems to be – sorry Carrie...love you in your day job!). The lead in this movie (AnnaSophia Robb) looks like she might be the new Dakota Fanning (Robb has starred in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Jumper, The Reaping, Bridge to Terabithia, Race To Witch Mountain and Because of Winn-Dixie).

    Henry’s Crime (Comedy with Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga, James Caan and Fisher Stevens)

    This one did not grab my attention, in spite of it’s cast. I’m expecting it’s going to be dumped into a few theatres and then be out on DVD in a few months. Keanu….what up dude??? :confused:

    Hanna (Thriller with Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Olivia Williams & Saoirse Ronan)

    I know many of you are looking forward to this one. It looks to be a well-made movie (that cast!!!), but I’m realy sick of the glorification of violence. Two thumbs down. :(


    I noticed the following movies on the box office chart for last week that were not on my original list. All deserve a mention…for mainly good reasons.

    Queen To Play (Joueuse) – French language film starring Kevin Kline and Jennifer Beals

    This one looks good! I’m glad I decided to watch the trailers for movies that debuted low on the box office chart because I would never have known about this one before. Watch the trailer and see if you don’t agree with me!! :cheer:

    Circo (documentary about a Mexican family’s 100 year-old traveling circus)

    This one almost made my “to see” list. It looks like a very well done documentary about an interesting subject.

    Alabama Moon (family drama with John Goodman)

    Not sure if this one would be one I’d recommend to see with the kids. The trailer makes the movie look like it could be quite corny, but again, maybe it’s a so-so trailer for a much better movie.

    The Last Godfather (“comedy” with Harvey Keitel)

    This one looks awful. SKIP IT!!!