View Poll Results: New Movies September to November - Which Might You Go See?

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  • Sep 9 - Contagion (action thriller featuring half of Hollywood)

    13 25.49%
  • Sep 16 - Straw Dogs (thriller with James Marsden, Alexander Skarsgård and Kate Bosworth)

    10 19.61%
  • Sep 23 - Moneyball (sports drama with Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman)

    14 27.45%
  • Sep 30 - Dream House (thriller with Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz)

    10 19.61%
  • Sep 30 - Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (comedy horror with Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine)

    1 1.96%
  • Oct 14 - Footloose (Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell and Kenny Wormald)

    9 17.65%
  • Oct 28 - In Time (thriller with Justin Timberlake, Cilliam Murphy, Amanda Seyfried, and Matt Bomer)

    11 21.57%
  • Nov 4 - A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (comedy with Kal Penn, John Cho and Neil Patrick Harris)

    2 3.92%
  • Nov 9 - J. Edgar (x with Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, and Judi Dench)

    13 25.49%
  • Nov 11 - Immortals (action drama with Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Frieda Pinto and Kellan Lutz)

    12 23.53%
  • Nov 18 - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (comedy with a bunch of unknowns…kidding!!!)

    13 25.49%
  • Nov 23 - The Muppets (comedy with Jason Segal, Amy Adams and Judi Dench)

    13 25.49%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
    After I got home from the movies to see The Help, I watched The Last Voyage...
    LOVE "The Last Voyage"!

    Dottie Malone under all that fakakta crap, just reaching for that piece of glass......

    ...and Bobby Stack schvitzing and frantic!

    That kid, however, ugh, what a pain in the ass.........


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fergus View Post
    LOVE "The Last Voyage"!

    Dottie Malone under all that fakakta crap, just reaching for that piece of glass......

    ...and Bobby Stack schvitzing and frantic!
    Poor Dottie, especially when the water got up to her neck , and she kept saying, "my neck, my neck, oh, oh, my neck"! And it was clearly dubbed!

    That kid, however, ugh, what a pain in the ass.........
    She's such an overacting little changeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
    She's such an overacting little changeling.
    Baby sharks have to eat, too, right? HEAVE-HO! *splash*gurgle*gurgle*

    Love that the true hero was Woody Strode.

    But poor George Sanders, too........
    Last edited by Fergus; 09-07-2011 at 02:42 AM.

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    Straw dogs because of Alex Skaasgard and the Muppets because I love the Muppets.
    Those who never succeed themselves are always the first to tell you how.

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    I'm not quite sure where to put this, but for anyone who is interested in or is familiar with this event, starting at 10:00pm (IOW, right now) the 2009 PBS production of The People Vs. Leo Frank is airing tonight -- at least, it is here in Atlanta; I don't know if it is on tonight's lineup in other cities or areas.

    I watched this when it premiered back in '09, and it offers a poignant, brutally honest look at how the Justice System in the Southern US operated and how it was influenced and affected by the racism and bigotry that existed in the Deep South in the early 20th century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fergus View Post
    Baby sharks have to eat, too, right? HEAVE-HO! *splash*gurgle*gurgle*

    Love that the true hero was Woody Strode.
    Woody was fine as hell!

    But poor George Sanders, too........
    That smokestack got him where he lived - literally!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn View Post
    I'm not quite sure where to put this, but for anyone who is interested in or is familiar with this event, starting at 10:00pm (IOW, right now) the 2009 PBS production of The People Vs. Leo Frank is airing tonight -- at least, it is here in Atlanta; I don't know if it is on tonight's lineup in other cities or areas.

    I watched this when it premiered back in '09, and it offers a poignant, brutally honest look at how the Justice System in the Southern US operated and how it was influenced and affected by the racism and bigotry that existed in the Deep South in the early 20th century.
    If Jack Lemmon was one of the stars then I did see this and felt so badly for the Franks. And it makes me wonder if there are any brave politicians like the one Lemmon portrayed working today.

    On the docu front CNBC is runnning "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room." I always avoided this because I thought it would be boring. Instead it was a fascinating study of power and greed and failure. And how a lot of good people lost their savings and how a certain former Vice President really greased the pole for Ken Lay and his minions. My blood was boiling by the end of this so I guess it wasn't such a boring flick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cachoo View Post
    If Jack Lemmon was one of the stars then I did see this and felt so badly for the Franks. And it makes me wonder if there are any brave politicians like the one Lemmon portrayed working today.
    that version is "The Murder of Mary Phagan" iirc
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    Inspired by seeing Sunset Blvd. again this weekend, I caught most of Gloria in her 1940's RKO comedy Father Takes a Wife with Adolphe Menjou.

    She really had wonderful comic timing, I wish she made more post-silent comedies!

    And I'm about to dive into her Swanson on Swanson book. Whether a true autobiography or something ghost-written by her husband, it's a really well regarded memoir, should be fun!

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    It's already about 30 minutes in, but A Letter to Three Wives
    is on TCM right now. I can't sleep, so I was glad to run across this tonight
    Logic is in the eye of the logician --Gloria Steinem

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfisher View Post
    Straw dogs because of Alex Skaasgard and the Muppets because I love the Muppets.
    I think ASkars is the reason at least 50% of the people going to see SD will go to see it. As a True Blood fan, that was how I first heard about the movie, but from the trailers, it actually looks pretty awesome. I said in the True Blood thread that there's a chance the inclusion of Kate Bosworth will turn off a lot of people - the ASkars fans because of their (now defunct) relationship, and also because a lot of people, even aside from that, really don't like her because of the rumours surrounding her and that people have a hard time really knowing the reason she's still famous, since the only movie she's really known for is about 10 years old. But in any case, it does look good. And yes, especially because of ASkars (whose casting, the director says, is the one thing he feels really surpasses the original).

    And also initially because of ASkars' involvement, I'm intrigued by Melancholia, which I believe opens in November. Despite director Lars Von Trier's insanity at Cannes, it does seem quite well done, and Kirsten Dunst won the best actress at Cannes for it. Basically she's a depressed bride, and at her wedding reception (to Alex) they discover a planet heading to earth. Lars has said it's about the end of the world and there will be no happy endings. His movies seem to be the kind that whether you love them or hate them, they stick with you, and it's currently got a 76% fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Straw Dogs hasn't been rated yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
    The doc did reference the films you mention. I for one loved The Pianist. I couldn't sit through Striped Pajamas....that was uncomfortable.

    The Pianist is one of my all time favorite movies. IMO it should have won the best picture Oscar (instead of Chicago).

    Did you not watch the entire movie 'boy in striped pajamas'? Did you know how it ended? Is that why you felt uncomfortable?

    Another Holocaust movie (though not the whole movie) was 'Sunshine'. One part of it involved Holocaust.

    I don't remember Judgment at Nuremberg, but I have heard of it. I may rent it one of these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    that version is "The Murder of Mary Phagan" iirc
    Thank you....I went to Lemmon's filmography after posting and wasn't sure if we were talking about the same people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    Did you not watch the entire movie 'boy in striped pajamas'? Did you know how it ended? Is that why you felt uncomfortable?
    I was not in the mood to watch it. I can watch movies about the Holocaust, but this one had me squirming. I feel the same way about movies like Rosewood and Pulp Fiction. But I actually despise the latter film because of its sadism, hipster racism and overall mean-spiritedness.

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    I just read about this movie in Entertainment Weekly, I think it came out in June, but it looks really good!

    Life In A Day

    Here's the youtube blurb about the movie:

    On July 24, 2010, thousands of people around the world uploaded videos of their lives to YouTube to take part in Life in a Day, a historic cinematic experiment to create a documentary film about a single day on earth.

    Now, it's time to watch their story unfold on the big screen.

    Directed by Oscar winner Kevin Macdonald, Life in a Day wowed audiences at the Sundance, Berlin and SXSW film festivals and during its YouTube world premiere in January. This summer, you'll be able to watch the movie in a theater near you.
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    Hubby really wants to see Contagion. Even though it's star-studded, the whole worldwide pandemic plot device has been used ad nauseum, (Outbreak, Quarantine, numerous zombie movies, even

    Spoiler

    ). I'm wondering if Contagion will bring anything new to the table - I'm betting it goes like this:
    1. Protagonist goes to work
    2. Protagonist senses something wrong
    3. Protagonist goes home, loved one is infected
    4. Protagonist makes emotional decision to save/abandon loved one
    5. Sh*t hits the fan
    6. A cure is found, loved one is saved


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    Reviews for A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy have been mixed - Philadelphia Weekly downright hates it, and really comes down on Jason Sudeikis.
    The 90's called - they want their movie back. I'm willing to bet the couples just end up realizing they love each other and the orgy never happens, or if it does, it's off screen/after the credits.

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    They all go like that but for the sake of Matt Damon I will go and see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    The Pianist is one of my all time favorite movies. IMO it should have won the best picture Oscar (instead of Chicago).

    Did you not watch the entire movie 'boy in striped pajamas'? Did you know how it ended? Is that why you felt uncomfortable?

    Another Holocaust movie (though not the whole movie) was 'Sunshine'. One part of it involved Holocaust.
    I thought The Pianist was excellent in places, but trite in others. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas was superb, and haunting. Sunshine I know I saw, and I think I liked it ... but I can't remember a thing about it. So what does that tell you.

    But the Holocaust movie that stayed with me the most was God on Trial. (OK, technically a made-for-TV film.) It's about a group of men at Auschwitz who, sensing it is their last night, hold a mock trial with God as the defendant. Unbelievably powerful stuff, and very definitely "Jewish."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artemis@BC View Post
    Sunshine I know I saw, and I think I liked it ... but I can't remember a thing about it. So what does that tell you.
    Sunshine is Ralph Fiennes and Jennifer Ehle in a story about 3 generations of Hungarians Jews. One of the characters was a fencer I remember. Personally, I loathed it and have no desire to see it again.

    I haven't seen either The Pianist or The Boy in the Striped Pajamas; they are on my list. One of these days I'll get around to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emason View Post
    Sunshine is Ralph Fiennes and Jennifer Ehle in a story about 3 generations of Hungarians Jews. One of the characters was a fencer I remember. Personally, I loathed it and have no desire to see it again.

    I haven't seen either The Pianist or The Boy in the Striped Pajamas; they are on my list. One of these days I'll get around to them.
    I did not care much for Sunshine, but didn't exactly loathe it.

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