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  • July 1st - Larry Crowne (comedy with Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts)

    11 15.49%
  • July 1st – Transformers: Dark of the Moon (sci-fi with Shia LaBeouf & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley)

    9 12.68%
  • July 8th – The Ledge (dramatic thriller with Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler & Terrence Howard)

    2 2.82%
  • July 8th – Horrible Bosses (comedy with Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston & Jamie Foxx)

    11 15.49%
  • July 15th – Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (history-based drama with Bingbing Li & Hugh Jackman)

    10 14.08%
  • July 15th – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Two (adventure with a bunch of nobodies)

    43 60.56%
  • July 22nd - Another Earth (science-fiction with William Mapother & Brit Marling)

    6 8.45%
  • July 22nd – Captain America: The First Avenger (adventure with Chris Evans & Tommy Lee Jones)

    20 28.17%
  • July 22nd – Friends with Benefits (romantic comedy with Justin Timberlake & Mila Kunis)

    7 9.86%
  • July 29th - The Devil's Double (action with Dominic Cooper & Ludivine Sagnier)

    1 1.41%
  • July 29th - Cowboys & Aliens (science-fiction with Daniel Craig & Harrison Ford)

    22 30.99%
  • July 29th – Crazy, Stupid, Love (comedy with Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling & Julianne Moore)

    20 28.17%
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    Let's Talk Movies v.15! (Old, New, Funny, Dramatic, Silent, Talky...Whatevah!)

    Seen any good movies lately? In the theatre...on DVD...on TCM...Netflix - it's all good! What do you recommend? What should people avoid like the plague? Start an argument (rent "Buried" immediately)!

    Movies opening in July:

    July 1st - Larry Crowne (comedy with Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts)
    July 1st – Monte Carlo (romantic comedy with Selena Gomez & Leighton Meester)
    July 1st – The Perfect Host (thriller with David Hyde Pierce & Clayne Crawford)
    July 1st – Terri (comedy with John C. Reilly & Jacob Wysocki)
    July 1st – Transformers: Dark of the Moon (sci-fi with Shia LaBeouf & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley)
    July 8th – Horrible Bosses (comedy with Jason Bateman & Charlie Day)
    July 8th – Ironclad (adventure with James Purefoy & Paul Giamatti)
    July 8th – The Ledge (dramatic thriller with Patrick Wilson & Liv Tyler)
    July 8th – The Tree (drama with Charlotte Gainsbourg & Morgana Davies)
    July 8th – The Ward (horror with Amber Heard & Lyndsy Fonseca)
    July 8th – The Zookeeper (romantic comedy with Kevin James & Sylvester Stallone)
    July 8th – Project Nim (documentary)
    July 15th – The Fields (dramatic thriller with Chloe Moretz & Sam Worthington)
    July 15th – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Two (adventure with a bunch of nobodies)
    July 15th – Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times (documentary with David Carr)
    July 15th – Salvation Boulevard (thriller with Jennifer Connelly & Marisa Tomei)
    July 15th – Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (history-based drama with Bingbing Li & Gianna Jun)
    July 15th – Tabloid (documentary)
    July 15th – Winnie the Pooh [1:09] (animation with Jim Cummings & Craig Ferguson)
    July 18th – Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage (adventure with Patrick Stewart & Lorna Raver)
    July 22nd - Another Earth (science-fiction with William Mapother & Brit Marling)
    July 22nd – Captain America: The First Avenger (adventure with Chris Evans & Tommy Lee Jones)
    July 22nd – Friends with Benefits (romantic comedy with Justin Timberlake & Mila Kunis)
    July 22nd - Sarah's Key (drama with Kristin Scott Thomas & Mélusine Mayance)
    July 29th - Cowboys & Aliens (science-fiction with Daniel Craig & Harrison Ford)
    July 29th – Crazy, Stupid, Love (comedy with Steve Carell & Ryan Gosling)
    July 29th - The Devil's Double (action with Dominic Cooper & Ludivine Sagnier)
    July 29th – The Smurfs (animation with Neil Patrick Harris & Sofía Vergara)

    Well, I'm not sure about "The Fields", "Salvation Boulevard" and "Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage"...

    "The Fields" is supposed to be released mid-month, but there's no trailer for it at either youtube or imdb.com. The movie also stars Jessica Chastain, Jeffrey Dean Morgan (), Annabeth Gish, Jason Clarke (Chicago Code) and Sheryl Lee (Twin Peaks). Strange that there isn't more publicity available for it. Perhaps it's a big ol' bomb of a movie?

    "Salvation Boulevard" has a big-name cast (Greg Kinnear, Marisa Tomei, Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris and Howard Hesseman). It's another one that my first source listed as to be released mid-month, but maybe they're going to postpone the release date. Maybe because they predicted that I'd watch the trailer today....and hate it! :blech:

    And "Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage"...this keeps getting a new release date every season, then nothing happens. They should probably just dump it into DVD land...
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    I saw "Queen of Outer Space" on TCM last night and howled with laughter throughout the whole thing.....
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    Its not a movie. But a channel here is showing Roots. I don't think I was even born when it was released here in New Zealand. I believe it came here 1981. Anyway really enjoying it though I guess "enjoy" is kinda wrong to be saying. Kunta Kente/Toby has just had his daughter Kezzie. I found it rather weird the changeover from one Toby to the other. They don't look similar whatsoever. It was quite disconcerting.

    I imagine if Roots was remade today it would have a cost an absolute fortune to make.

    The same channel has also screened The Thorn Birds, which I absolutely loved. I'm hoping we'll get Roots: The Next Generation. But I'm not sure yet. They're also going to screen A Woman of Substance, Lace, Hollywood Wives and The Far Pavillion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overedge View Post
    I saw "Queen of Outer Space" on TCM last night and howled with laughter throughout the whole thing.....
    I've never even heard of that one! Which makes me think of treasures I've found over the years from the public library. I've found so many titles over the years, wonderful movies that I had never heard of. One I got recently was called "The Secret", a 2002 British TV movie. Went looking for a trailer at youtube and someone has posted the whole movie! Here is part one of "The Secret". (It's a dramatic thriller/mystery kind of movie.)

    Quote Originally Posted by gingercrush View Post
    Its not a movie. But a channel here is showing Roots.
    Thanks for the reminder! I had copied that onto video, but ended up throwing up cases of videos when I moved. That one hadn't been recorded on my list of stuff to see, so I've just added it (the Thorn Birds, too.)
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    Transformers of course, Captain America and Ironclad. Not sure about the rest I will have to think of them a bit more. LOL

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    I want to see Horrible Bosses, Another Earth, Harry Potter and Crazy Stupid Love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    I've never even heard of that one! Which makes me think of treasures I've found over the years from the public library.
    Calling it a "treasure" would be a stretch This month TCM is showing trashy B-movies every Thursday night, and there is some great stuff. Here's a still from Queen of Outer Space showing the extravagant production values and great costume design:

    http://www.omenaheights.com/queen_outer_space_mask.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    ended up throwing up cases of videos when I moved.
    Now that has to be the worst case of nausea on record.
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    I can't say that I want to see any of those movies.
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    Last edited by PeterG; 06-18-2011 at 05:17 PM.
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    It almost feels like there is a lack of big blockbuster movies this summer. I know there are some but almost ALL of them are sequels. Not even a 2nd movie but we are talking way down in the line of films for that franchise. I am so over every movie going 3-4 deep each and every year. Let's get some new ones out next year, mmmkay!?
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    Question

    Apparently, the world still waits for the definitive film of Winnie the Pooh.

    All About Eve was one of the free movies on Comcast until today, and I watched it often enough in high school and college to have memorized some of the dialogue. Alas, save for a radiant Marilyn Monroe and a couple of zingers ("Remind me to tell you about the time I looked into the heart of an artichoke."), the film seems more contrived and less witty with each viewing. Bette Davis was a star, a great star, a true star, and, in this film, . The New Look clothes are frumpy, the Alfred Newman score is his usual plenty-of-nothing and, given the element of adolescent wish-fulfillment in the plot where Addison is concerned (the writer who moves his favorite stars around like chess pieces, because he can), even my casual George Sanders fandom no longer elevates the experience for me. There are other problems, but I've whined on for long enough...

    ETA: I didn't mean to select a question mark macro for this post.

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    I want to see Sinbad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyliefan View Post
    Now that has to be the worst case of nausea on record.
    It's better than having them exit the other end!

    Quote Originally Posted by BigB08822 View Post
    It almost feels like there is a lack of big blockbuster movies this summer.
    Don't worry. I decided to separate the summer movies into separate threads, so there'll (hopefully!) be lots in August to make you happy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    I can't say that I want to see any of those movies.
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    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    As Father's Day is right around the corner, I just watched a version of Hamlet from 1969, directed by Tony Richardson and starring Nicol Williamson, Anthony Hopkins, Marianne Faithfull, and Michael Pennington. It's excellent, with my new favorite performance in the title role (sorry, Derek Jacobi ). It's very 1960s, which is cool, but also took getting used to, as I've watched the Kenneth Branagh version a few too many times. I can at least say I better understand the latter's use of a Victorian setting, as that permitted a sweet-and-sour sentimentalism in the characters that's missing in the earlier film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    I can't say that I want to see any of those movies.
    Me either. And I know it's not a generational thing - you are much younger than me. Can't get excited about a lot of the new stuff coming out.

    Quote Originally Posted by falling_dance View Post
    All About Eve was one of the free movies on Comcast until today, and I watched it often enough in high school and college to have memorized some of the dialogue. Alas, save for a radiant Marilyn Monroe and a couple of zingers ("Remind me to tell you about the time I looked into the heart of an artichoke."), the film seems more contrived and less witty with each viewing. Bette Davis was a star, a great star, a true star, and, in this film, . The New Look clothes are frumpy, the Alfred Newman score is his usual plenty-of-nothing and, given the element of adolescent wish-fulfillment in the plot where Addison is concerned (the writer who moves his favorite stars around like chess pieces, because he can), even my casual George Sanders fandom no longer elevates the experience for me. There are other problems, but I've whined on for long enough.
    They are actually showing it on PBS right now in Philadelphia.

    For some reason, Celeste Holm's performance rings false for me nowadays. I think Bette is magnificent in it - half-bombshell, half-drag queen. It killed me when in an interview, she was perplexed as to why drag queens loved to impersonate her. At least Joan Crawford was in on the joke - she loved trannies who did her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falling_dance View Post

    All About Eve was one of the free movies on Comcast until today, and I watched it often enough in high school and college to have memorized some of the dialogue. Alas, save for a radiant Marilyn Monroe and a couple of zingers ("Remind me to tell you about the time I looked into the heart of an artichoke."), the film seems more contrived and less witty with each viewing. Bette Davis was a star, a great star, a true star, and, in this film, . The New Look clothes are frumpy, the Alfred Newman score is his usual plenty-of-nothing and, given the element of adolescent wish-fulfillment in the plot where Addison is concerned (the writer who moves his favorite stars around like chess pieces, because he can), even my casual George Sanders fandom no longer elevates the experience for me. There are other problems, but I've whined on for long enough...


    Blasphemy!

    I just watched it the other day and loved it as much as the other 20 times I've watched it.
    Logic is in the eye of the logician --Gloria Steinem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post


    Blasphemy!

    I just watched it the other day and loved it as much as the other 20 times I've watched it.
    Bette OWNS this movie from beginning to end. Everyone else is just furniture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
    Bette OWNS this movie from beginning to end. Everyone else is just furniture.
    If Sanders and Monroe pall, there's still Thelma Ritter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post


    Blasphemy!
    Then you, Molly Haskell, and I will meet again in the underworld.

    Or not.

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