July 1st - Larry Crowne (comedy with Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts)
July 1st – Transformers: Dark of the Moon (sci-fi with Shia LaBeouf & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley)
July 8th – The Ledge (dramatic thriller with Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler & Terrence Howard)
July 8th – Horrible Bosses (comedy with Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston & Jamie Foxx)
July 15th – Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (history-based drama with Bingbing Li & Hugh Jackman)
July 15th – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Two (adventure with a bunch of nobodies)
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 29th - The Devil's Double (action with Dominic Cooper & Ludivine Sagnier)
July 29th - Cowboys & Aliens (science-fiction with Daniel Craig & Harrison Ford)
July 29th – Crazy, Stupid, Love (comedy with Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling & Julianne Moore)
Celeste Holm was annoying and any interviews she's given about All About Eve ends up with her bitching about Bette Davis.
Oh and I'm with anyone else that can't get excited about new releases. To be honest I've felt that for years now. I love 90s movies and from 2000-2004. But post 2005 and I just don't get most of them.
My Mom will be glad to see Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. She read that book
Anyways, because of the lack of "blockbusters", I got to add four movies to the poll which had really good trailers. In order of release date:
1. The Ledge. Good cast, interesting premise and great trailer. If you haven't watched the trailer, give it a shot. And Patrick Wilson is such an under-appreciated actor. Not to mention, very hot!!
2. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. I hadn't heard anything about this movie, and didn't know if had been a book until reading Satellitegirl's post. The trailer is so good, that I'm not surprised they are releasing this movie in July (is July the biggest box office month of the year)? Plus the studio must have such faith in it, that they are putting it up against Harry Potter. (Mind you, it's great counter-marketing as the only thing these two movies have in common is that they look to be extremely high quality and very interesting!)
3. Another Earth. This one came out of nowhere. Fascinating concept. Can't wait to see it!!!
4. The Devil's Double. Another movie that came out of nowhere. If someone had explained the movie to me, I would have thought, "yuck...have no interest in seeing that kind of movie". But it looks smart and fast-paced and interesting. I didn't even know who Dominic Cooper was, I had to google him - and then thought he was the type to play the nerdy friend. But he looks ready for prime time, especially playing two roles in one movie. Another one to check out (the trailer at least...give it a go!).
As for All About Eve, It's another favorite, and I love everything about it except Anne Baxter. Just don't care for her. I often talk my daughter into watching old movies with me, and she has liked all my favorites except for this one.
TCM is showing movies about fathers today, and Life with Father starring William Powell will be on later. A very young Elizabeth Taylor has a small part.
They filmed The Ledge in Baton Rouge. I noticed some scenes on the levy and I did a double take. Now that I think about it, I remember hearing about that film. They film a ton of movies here, it is really becoming a huge business.
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I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!
Note to Zokko: There are three Masterpiece Theater series I adore and two I believe are because of the author John Mortimer. The first is "Brideshead Revisited" that he brilliantly adapted from the book and then his own mystery "Summer's Lease." Do you remember when Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh were married? I loved their series "Fortunes of War." Stateside I loved "Lonesome Dove" and liked "The Winds of War."
This thread makes me miss old Hollywood and I'm only in my twenties. I really don't think I'm a prude but I'm disappointed in Justin Timberlake doing the friends with benefits movie. Seems so trashy.
And I just saw on showbiz tonight that Jen Aniston is with another one of her co-stars? Does she think we are that dumb?
Went to see X Men with some of the straight guys from work (I let them choose as we went to see "Black Swan" last time ) and I thought it was a bit silly. I was that when Michael Fassbender put the helmet on his Irish accent came through as he couldn't hear himself speak.
"All About Eve" is one of my favourite films as well.
I finally got around to watching "Changeling" over the weekend and thought it was good. Had no idea it was directed by Clint Eastwood, but it explained a lot as I don't think I've ever seen a film that he has directed that I haven't liked.
To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.
Harry Potter is the only one from that list I'll be seeing in the theatres. I don't do many movies in the theatres anyway, usually wait to see them in the comfort of my non-talking-texting-chairkicking comfort of my home ... but this summer's offerings seem particularly dismal.
I will try to get to see X-men on the big screen, though, if I can find a chance before it's gone. And I had wanted to see Green Lantern, but now I'm not so sure. RT gives it 26% from the critics but 62% from the audience. The audience are obviously more self-selecting, but the fact that DC comics fans seem to have pretty positive views ... well that says a lot in my books.
I can't wait to see the Buck documentary. I saw the preview when I went to see Midnight In Paris yesterday(which was also very good), and it looks awesome. He's the true inspiration for The Horse Whisperer supposedly. It's out now, in various places. Probably coming to an independent theater near you, soon.
Also, I'm excited about Take Shelter. You may recognize the FBI agent from Boardwalk Empire, in it. It looks like a really good movie. Can't wait to see both when they come to theaters here! It isn't out until October, unfortunately.
For some reason, I think Captain America is going to bomb. I know the ladies love Chris, but I think he's got the screen presence of telephone book and I have not been too impressed with his acting from what I have seen. Something about him seems so....interchangeable. I wonder if he and Josh Hartnett could switch parts and would we be the wiser.
(Although I admit, Josh is a very guilty pleasure; I enjoyed August a lot.)
It's interesting you say that about Chris, Rex, because I think the same thing about Josh Hartnett lol. His acting is so bland and monotone.
I don't think Captain America will do that well...the outfit is cheesy, and the storyline looks ridiculous.
I don't go to the movies a lot (too expensive in NYC) but I will see the Harry Potter movie next month. That's probably it for me though!
"Marge, if you're going to get mad at me every time I do something stupid, then I guess I'm just going to have to stop doing stupid things!" - Homer Simpson in the Mr. Plow episode