The Winter Movie Thread (January to March 2011)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, Dec 29, 2010.

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Which Of These Movies Interest You? (Previews For All 12 Linked Below)

  1. Jan. 14th – The Dilemma (comedy with Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Queen Latifah and Winona Ryder)

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  2. Jan. 14th – The Green Hornet (action with Seth Rogan and Cameron Diaz)

    8 vote(s)
    26.7%
  3. Jan. 28th – The Rite (drama with Anthony Hopkins and Colin O'Donoghue)

    4 vote(s)
    13.3%
  4. Feb. 11th – Just Go With It (romantic comedy with Jennifer Aniston & Adam Sandler)

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  5. Feb. 11th - Gnomeo and Juliet (animation with Emily Blunt, James McAvoy and Ozzy Osbourne)

    7 vote(s)
    23.3%
  6. Feb. 18th – Unknown (dramatic thriller with Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger and Greg Kinnear)

    12 vote(s)
    40.0%
  7. Feb. 18th – Vanishing on 7th Street (horror with Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizam

    6 vote(s)
    20.0%
  8. March 11th - Red Riding Hood (horror with Amanda Seyfried & Gary Oldman)

    12 vote(s)
    40.0%
  9. March 18th - Limitless (thriller with Bradley Cooper & Robert De Niro)

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  10. March 18th - Paul (comedy with Simon Pegg, Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jane Lynch...)

    6 vote(s)
    20.0%
  11. March 23rd – The Beaver (drama with Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin)

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  12. March 25th – Shelter (supernatural horror with Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers)

    10 vote(s)
    33.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Preview clips for movies in this thread's poll:

    Jan. 14th – The Dilemma (comedy with Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Queen Latifah and Winona Ryder)


    Jan. 14th – The Green Hornet (action with Seth Rogan and Cameron Diaz)


    Jan. 28th – The Rite (drama with Anthony Hopkins and Colin O'Donoghue)


    Feb. 11th – Just Go With It (romantic comedy with Jennifer Aniston & Adam Sandler)


    Feb. 11th - Gnomeo and Juliet (animation with Emily Blunt, James McAvoy and Ozzy Osbourne)


    Feb. 18th – Unknown (dramatic thriller with Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger and Greg Kinnear)


    Feb. 18th – Vanishing on 7th Street (horror with Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo)


    March 11th - Red Riding Hood (horror with Amanda Seyfried & Gary Oldman)


    March 18th - Limitless (thriller with Bradley Cooper & Robert De Niro)


    March 18th - Paul (comedy with Simon Pegg, Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Jane Lynch, Sigourney Weaver, Jeffrey Tambor, and Blythe Danner)


    March 23rd – The Beaver (drama with Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin)


    March 25th – Shelter (supernatural horror with Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Frances Conroy)



    Other movies released this winter:

    Jan. 1st - Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage (fantasy starring Patrick Stewart)

    Jan. 7th – Season Of The Witch (dramatic thriller with Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman)

    Jan. 14th – Blue Valentine (romantic drama with Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams)

    Jan. 14th – Somewhere (comedy with Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning)

    Jan. 14th – Every Day (comedy with Liev Schreiber and Helen Hunt)

    Jan. 14th – Barney’s Version (comedy drama with Paul Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman and Minnie Driver)

    Jan. 14th – The Cabin In The Woods (horror with Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford)

    Jan. 21st – The Company Men (drama with Ben Affleck and Maria Bello)

    Jan. 21st – Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark (horror with Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes)

    Jan. 21st – No Strings Attached (romantic comedy with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher)

    Jan. 21st – The Way Back (drama with Colin Farrell, Ed Harris and Jim Sturgess)

    Jan. 28th – The Mechanic (action with Jason Statham and Ben Foster)

    Jan. 28th - Biutiful (drama with Javier Bardem)

    Feb. 4th – The Roommate (horror with Leighton Meester & Cam Gigandet)

    Feb. 4th – Sanctum (dramatic thriller with Ioan Gruffudd Richard Roxburgh & Alice Parkinson)

    Feb. 4th – Frankie and Alice (drama with Halle Barry, Stellan Skarsgård and Phylicia Rashad)

    Feb. 11th – The Eagle (drama with Channing Tatum & Mark Strong)

    Feb. 11th – Drive Angry 3D (action thriller with Nicolas Cage & Amber Heard)

    Feb. 11th - Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (musical documentary)

    Feb. 11th – Cedar Rapids (comedy with Sigourney Weaver, John C. Reilly, Anne Heche)

    Feb. 18th - Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (comedy with Martin Lawrence & Brandon T. Jackson)

    Feb. 18th - I Am Number Four (science fiction with Alex Pettyfer & Timothy Olyphant)

    Feb. 25th – Hall Pass (comedy with Owen Wilson & Jason Sudeikis)

    March 4th - The Adjustment Bureau (science fiction with Matt Damon & Emily Blunt)

    March 4th - Take Me Home Tonight (comedy with Topher Grace & Anna Faris)

    March 4th - Rango (animation with Johnny Depp & Isla Fisher)

    March 4th – Apollo 18 (science fiction – Weinstein Co.)

    March 11th - Jane Eyre (romantic drama with Mia Wasikowska & Jamie Bell)

    March 11th - Certified Copy (French drama with Juliette Binoche & William Shimell)

    March 11th - Battle: Los Angeles (science fiction with Aaron Eckhart & Michelle Rodriguez)

    March 11th - Mars Needs Moms! (animation with Joan Cusack & Seth Green)

    March 11th – Kill The Irishman (action with Ray Stevenson, Val Kilmer & Linda Cardellini)

    March 18th - The Lincoln Lawyer (drama with Matthew McConaughey & Marisa Tomei)

    March 18th - Beastly (horror with Neil Patrick Harris & Vanessa Hudgens)

    March 25th - Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules (comedy with Steve Zahn & Rachael Harris)

    March 25th – Sucker Punch (action thriller with Jon Hamm, Vanessa Hudgens & Emily Browning)

    March 25th - Miral (drama with Vanessa Redgrave & Freida Pinto)

    March 25th – Win Win (x with Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Jeffrey Tambor and Bobby Cannavale)
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  2. smurfy

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    I saw 'The Way Back' in my film club (before they are released) last week and it was great. Love Ed Harris, Colin Farrell was very good, and Jim Sturgess - the main role is great. Based on a true story (or multiple ones). Great cinematography. Set in 1940 Siberia and prisoners in the gulag attempt an escape.
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  3. PeterG

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    Oops. I meant for "Frankie and Alice" to be in the poll. It has one of the best trailers that I saw (and I pretty much watched the trailers for all of the movies listed in the my post)! Here's the trailer:

    Frankie and Alice trailer
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    I think Season of the Witch is going to be RiffTraxed eventually. In fact, I may have suggested it over at the RiffTrax forum. :saint: The trailer looks really goofy. (Although I like Claire Foy.)

    I'll be seeing Jane Eyre and Country Strong.
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  5. MikiAndoFan#1

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    I'd probably want to go see Red Riding Hood, but Justin Bieber: Never Say Never sounds mighty interesting! :shuffle: :p
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  6. Buzz

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    YAY PETER!! :cheer2: Thanks for the new movie thread! :respec:

    I will definitely be seeing The Green Hornet, Vanishing On 7th Street, and Shelter. :

    Honorable mention to; Battle Los Angeles, Season Of The Witch, Sinbad, The Eagle.
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    I'm on the fence about Red Riding Hood, but I like Amanda Seyfreid, so I may give it a try.

    Shelter seems interesting and I would probably pay to see Francis Conroy read a newspaper.

    I'm most excited about Blue Valentine. I'm wondering, though, with the NC-17 rating if it will even play at a theatre near me.

    The Adjustment Bureau also interests me quite a bit. I've become a huge Emily Blunt fan since My Summer of Love.

    I'm intrigued with the number of horror films with big name actors. Neil Patrick Harris in a horror film could be really great or really horrible.
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    I voted for Shelter just based on who is starring in it.
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    I really like both Damon and Blunt and expected to add this movie to the poll, but the trailer was so YAWN that my interest in this one is now next to nil... :(

    :D

    I couldn't find a decent trailer for Battle Los Angeles. My unsuccessful search left me having little to zero interest in this one. A few other movies about to come out also don't have trailers on youtube. I don't understand movie studios sometimes!! :confused:

    The Red Riding Hood trailer looked REALLY good, so I'm looking forward to this one. It's directed by Catherine Hardwicke, who directed Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown, The Nativity Story and the first Twilight movie. As for the Justin Bieber film...hope you can forgive me for not including this one in the poll.... ;)

    Nicholas Cage has two movies coming out this season, and IMHO, they look like two of the absolute WORST. I remember years ago after Leaving Las Vegas, he said he would do a few "popcorn" movies (I'm paraphrasing) and then do one film of more substance. Nowadays he doesn't seem to do anything of substance and the popcorn movies he does aren't even GOOD popcorn movies... :blah:

    :lol: I added Frances Conroy's name to my post even though she wasn't mentioned in the preview that I saw. But SHOULD have been. And I think there is a lot of talent there that we still are yet to see. :respec:
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    Just finished watching the Unknown trailer and I think it looks very interesting!

    :lol: I will never forgive you. :eek:
  11. Buzz

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    I think The Dilemma looks good too kinda think of it. Sounds like interesting premise and what would you do if held a terrible secret from your best friend? Tell them and break their heart or keep the secret and let it eat away at you? I want to see this movie! :D
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    I watched the preview for The Beaver and I really wish I hadn't.
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    Why? It looks like it'll be one of the better movies this season. And any time we get a double dose of Jodie Foster (director and actor), it's only going to be a good thing. Plus Anton Yelchin (Terminator Salvation, Stark Trek) is another plus.
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    I thought it looked incredibly trite, predictable, and ridiculous plus I like Jodie Foster movies better when she's not directing them, but that's just me. I do like Anton Yelchin though.
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    Not another romantic comedy for Jennifer Aniston! Didn't she have two just last year? Isn't she about running out of costars already? How much longer can she keep this up? :lynch:
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    Thanks PeterG. Looks like Halle Berry gives a great performance.
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  17. Buzz

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    Speaking of Yelchin, he is supposed to have a movie called "The Winter Queen" coming out this year based on a the novel of the same name. I like this kid but he is not in that many movies anymore.
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    Unknown looks great!
    I also want to see Blue Valentine and Red Riding Hood.
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    At least we know he'll be in the next Star Trek installment, whenever they decide to film it.
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    Wait, people actually think The Beaver looks like a good movie? It looks like a complete joke to me. Maybe the previews went straight over my head?
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    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    It's like Groundhog day with her.
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    That's why I would like to see it, but in reality, I probably won't because it looks really scary!
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    I have to say that both the previews for "Just Go For It" and "The Dilemma" made me lol.

    I usually see what I like to call "adult films" (low on fight scenes/violence, no special effects, high on plot and dialogue) in movie theatres. That leaves most of these movies with the linked trailers out.
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    Anyone else want to see Season Of The Witch this weekend? :shuffle:
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    I love this time of year when more drama/horror movies come out.
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    He's the son of Pair skaters Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchin :cheer2:
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    AliasJohnDoe Spin Alissa Spin!!!

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    Looks good and I like Michael Bay works so I will catch that one for sure. :respec:
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    Movies opening this week (Friday):

    Season of the Witch (Nicholas Cage and Ron Perlman)

    Country Strong (Opening Wide) - Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Leighton Meester and Garrett Hedlund

    If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle (drama from Romania - looks intense...and good!)

    La Temps Qui'Il Reste (The Time That Remains)

    Info about the above movie from rottentomatoes.com:

    Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune (documentary featuring Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Peter Yarrow, Tom Hayden and Sean Penn

    No One Killed Jessica (Indian drama - trailer in English and Hindi)

    Americatown

    I'll take the foreign language films over Nicholas Cage this week. Weird that "Season Of The Witch" is the only big movie opening this week (Country Strong has been playing in limited release for a few weeks already). Guess everybody is still going to see the December blockbusters?

    "If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle" has a better trailer than "La Temps Qui'Il Reste (The Time That Remains), IMHO. And "No One Killed Jessica" looks like quite a good movie, but neither of the two trailers I found had English subtitles when the characters were speaking in Hindi instead of English. Strange promotion... :confused:

    Americatown has a bad trailer, bad movie description, bad poster. I still don't know what it is about (and don't care to know now)!
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    I just saw a clip of that Indian movie on the BBC and want to see it! Based on a true story or so they said! :cheer2: And although I know it is too early I just wanted to mention Thor. I am sooo looking forward to this movie. It looks cool and I am not sure I understand why all the fuss about using a black actor in the role of one of the asgard deities.
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    Why silly, it's because all Gods are non-tanned Caucasians!!! ;)
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    Wanted to give a mention to the French movie "OF Gods And Men" listed to open in LA & NY only but I am hopeful to be able to see it someday. I believe it is about a group of monks who were murdered in Algeria in 1996. They had dedicated their entire lives to doing good works. But that did not help them. Their murder is still unsolved today.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tsnPmmVYx4
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    We saw the Tourist last night. It was decent, as far as I'm concerned anything with Johnny Depp is automatically good. :shuffle:
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    It's not a theatrical release, but I'm watching Downton Abbey right now on PBS Masterpiece The-yaaahh-trrrre. It makes me feel smart. It's a period piece of course, but it's pretty good so far. Just thought I'd give a heads-up. Since it's English, it's slooowww and it's easy to catch on.
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    I took lessons from Viktor Yelchin years ago and he is just the sweetest guy. I hope Anton finds a lot of success. :)

    My boss saw True Grit and luuuuurved it. I OTOH saw Tron with my bf and my bf walked out less than halfway through because it was "pointless." He spent the next hour surfing the web in the lobby on his iPhone while I continued to be entertained/distracted by the eye and ear candy. :lol:

    Garrett Hedlund is my new celebrity :grope: but I'm not sure if I like him enough to sit through Country Strong. :shuffle:
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    Yelchin was supposed to star in a movie based on a popular Russian novel called The Winter Queen which was supposed to open this year but has now been pushed back to 2012. HOpe it is still in the works because I really want to see it. Now the female lead in this movie could be a candidate for the actors who are overaged for their role thread! LOL Jovovich was born in 1975 while Yelchin was born in 1989 and they are playing a pair of young lovers. :D
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    It looks like “The Cabin In The Woods” (horror with Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford) will be released sometime later in the year. I couldn’t find a real trailer for it, or a release date. Josh Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Dollhouse) is the writer and producer. It is directed by Drew Goddard who wrote Cloverfield as well as multiple episodes of Buffy (and an episode of Lost). So I'm thinking this will be a good one! The allmovie.com description refers to this movie as the “secretive MGM movie”…

    Trailers for the limited films new this week:

    Jan. 14th – The Dilemma (comedy with Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Queen Latifah and Winona Ryder)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU8JFk7aXyA

    Jan. 14th – The Green Hornet (action with Seth Rogan and Cameron Diaz)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9btZIK3Obpg

    Jan. 14th – Blue Valentine (romantic drama with Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oiY7W7nDeE

    Jan. 14th – Somewhere (comedy with Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3cPbxCBGVo

    Jan. 14th – Every Day (comedy with Liev Schreiber and Helen Hunt)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjM1LqDdEBo

    Jan. 14th – Burning Palms (comedy drama with Zoe Saldana, Dylan McDermott and Rosamund Pike – limited release)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuSLJpcUQ0g

    Jan. 14th – Barney’s Version (comedy drama with Paul Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman and Minnie Driver)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrUWjRONlEs

    Jan. 14th – The Heart Specialist (comedy with Zoe Saldana, Mya, Ed Asner, Method Man, Jasmine Guy and Marla Gibbs)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xux1lwchgzg

    Jan. 14th – Ong Bak 3 (action with Tony Jaa)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2mLzRUvmrA

    Jan. 14th – Plastic Planet (documentary that journeys around the globe to see how plastic production is affecting our health)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7X-J1DhfjE

    Jan. 14th – A Somewhat Gentle Man (comedy drama from Norway with Stellan Skarsgård – limited release)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xGaZ_9hjBo

    Jan. 12th – I’m Dangerous With Love (New York only - documentary about a musician who used West African hallucinogenic drug “to kick drugs and alcohol without painful withdrawal and has been clean ever since”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpnBDmBWQ68
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    I'm looking forward to seeing Barney's Version, since it was my favourite Richler book -- and that's saying somthing! By all accounts this is an excellent translation of the source material.

    I'm a teensy bit sad that it's yet another American actor playing an iconic CanLit role (following James Woods and Richard Dreyfuss) ... but I'm not hung up on that, and Giamatti is an excellent actor.
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    I thought the summary sounded familiar! I recently saw a movie on Netflix called "Facing the Habit." It is also about a man using Ibogaine to stop his addiction. It only works for a few days if I recall correctly. I find this very interesting to see ANOTHER documentary about this same "miracle" drug. Very curious who is behind all of this. In the movie I watched they never even once went into details about how the drug actually worked. They never got into the science of it. They just said it was a spiritual thing and it chased away your demons (I think the preview to the new movie says the exact same thing). That is mumbo jumbo talk. That is not REAL. How does it work on the brain??? It sounds like a big advertisement campaign, to me.
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    There was a very long article published in multiple local papers about ibogaine and it sounded REALLY fascinating...because nobody knows how it works - it comes from a medicinal plant. They just know it works somehow which is why they use it.

    I don't knock it if it works. Many medicines we use are in the same boat, actually. We just find out that something treats some symptom, determine it's relatively safe, send it out to market and theorize on its biology later. :lol:

    From the article, it seemed like it really does, permanently. The problem is that if you keep up the same enabling lifestyle, you can fall back into addiction easily. But the ibogaine supposedly resets ALL of your tolerances, including caffeine and alcohol. The article was also very clear that it was a dangerous hallucinogen - people have died taking it and it's easy to overdose. It was all just very fascinating for me.

    I'm not sure who would have the money to make documentaries about it, though. I don't think the drug companies are in any sort of rush to have something that can cure you out in the market. :p