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  • Sep. 14th - Resident Evil: Retribution (Sci-Fi adventure with Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez)

    6 10.71%
  • Sep. 21st - The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Drama with Emma Watson, Dylan McDermott and Paul Rudd)

    17 30.36%
  • Sep. 28th – Looper (Sci-Fi action with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt)

    19 33.93%
  • Sep. 28th - Won't Back Down (Drama with Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Holly Hunter)

    10 17.86%
  • Oct. 5th - Pitch Perfect (Musical comedy with Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow)

    18 32.14%
  • Oct. 5th - Butter (Comedy with Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman and Alicia Silverstone)

    6 10.71%
  • Oct. 26th - Cloud Atlas (Sci-Fi mystery with Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Halle Berry and Jim Sturgess)

    18 32.14%
  • Nov. 2nd - Flight (Drama with Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle and Melissa Leo)

    12 21.43%
  • Nov. 9th - Skyfall (Adventure with Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem)

    24 42.86%
  • Nov. 16th The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson)

    7 12.50%
  • Nov. 21st - Life of Pi (Adventure drama with Tobey Maguire and Gérard Depardieu)

    19 33.93%
  • Nov. 21st - Red Dawn (Action with Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Jeffrey Dean Morgan)

    10 17.86%
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    Just saw Searching for Sugar Man this afternoon. Just loved it; truth is always so much stranger than fiction.

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    Weekend numbers are in and they surprise me a bit. Taken 2 is still in the lead but to be honest I did not like the first movie much and was stunned they made a part two. So imagine my dismay at seeing this movie topping the box office chart for a 2nd week in a row. But Argo did well and came in 2nd place and Sinster was in 3rd.
    http://boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/
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    Taken 2 was made because Taken was a world-wide smash at the box office. I saw an interview clip with LN this weekend and the Taken numbers were mentioned. It made pots of money, end of story.

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    From the-numbers.com:

    Taken production budget: 25 million

    US box office: 145 million
    International box office: 80 million
    DVD sales: 70 million

    Total revenue: 295 million on a 25 million budget. I think I see the profit margin.
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    Weekend numbers are in and they surprise me a bit. Taken 2 is still in the lead but to be honest I did not like the first movie much and was stunned they made a part two. So imagine my dismay at seeing this movie topping the box office chart for a 2nd week in a row. http://boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/[/url]
    My thoughts exactly. I thought 'Taken' was a really bad movie. It's surprising that it was successful at the box office (I did not know how much until I saw PeterG's post). I was shocked when I heard there was a 'Taken 2'.

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    I guess we should expect a Taken 3? Maybe the lead character's family should divorce him if they're constantly in danger of being taken

    Taken 2 is not my type of movie, but I would like to see it just for the Istanbul location.

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    Eight movies this week, the two I want to see are in boldface, and the one highlighted in red...let me know if you think there has or will be a worse trailer this year! And after the trailers a few thoughts.

    October 17 Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day (A concert documentary of Led Zeppelin's December 10, 2007 tribute performance for Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbusDxLekPQ

    Oct-19 The First Time (Romantic comedy with new cast)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnVNENGSF9c


    Oct-19 Nobody Walks (Drama with John Krasinski, Olivia Thirlby and Dylan McDermott)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zu8lX8BA2w

    Oct-19 The Sessions (Dramatic comedy with John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Adam Arkin and Rhea Perlman)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy2y7UIpgP4

    Oct-19 Tai Chi Zero (Action)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LSX_UH0F9g


    Oct-19 That's What She Said (Comedy with Anne Heche and Marcia DeBonis)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36y3S37dLFA

    Oct-19 Yogawoman (A documentary that follows some of the women at the forefront of today's yoga movement.)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlYfO1R83A8

    Oct-19 Brooklyn Castle (Documentary. “Amidst financial crises and unprecedented public school budget cuts, Brooklyn Castle takes an intimate look at the challenges and triumphs facing members of a junior high school's champion chess team.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFzUYRC3_H8


    I wasn't expecting much from "The First Time". It sounded like a stupid teen movie, but I found it more on par with something like Juno rather than some of the crap out their directed towards teens. But this one seems sweet and funny, so it's now on my To See list.

    "Brooklyn Castle" looks quite good, I love the underdog stories, so I'm quite hopeful about this one. "The Sessions" almost made my list. I hear it's getting talk of Academy Award nods, so if it strikes a chord with audiences and gets lots of attention, then I will admit my mistake and add it to my list.

    I wanted to like "Nobody Walks" as John Krasinski will be a future ex-husband of mine, but I found it to be self-absorbed-ish. It was tiring just making it through the two minute trailer. (Well, I probably played hearts on my computer as I listened to the rest of the trailer... ) Yogawoman is pretty much the same, but the documentary version. A bunch of chicks thinking they're much more important than they are. I'll probably sound like a sexist pig for some of you if you watch the trailer and want to see this one!
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    Saw Argo today; great movie - just loved it.

    Also saw the trailer for Gangster Squad, where Sean Penn plays Mickey Cohen. Talk about bad trailers; there is absolutely no need to see the movie after seeing the trailer because the whole movie is IN the trailer; it feels like it goes on for hours.

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    Argo and Looper are on my list right now, but it's going to be November (at least) before I see either one. Too busy -but not too busy to visit fsu

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    I saw Seven Psychopaths last night & loved it! So many LOL moments (and many more WTF moments too). The cast is perfect - especially Christopher Walken & Woody Harrelson. It's certainly not for everyone as there's lots of OTT gore & violence but I'd see it again if only to catch some of the one-liners I missed the first time around.

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    Random movie news:

    Warner Bros is Now Readying Their 'Justice League' Movie for 2015

    After winning a big legal battle over rights to DC Comics' Superman, Warner Bros is free-and-clear to move forward on a Justice League movie. The LA Times reveals that they're "expected to accelerate development" of Justice League, and it may now include the likes of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman, with an apparent plan to "spin out other superheroes into their own movies" after.
    Lee Daniels Working on Another Janis Joplin Biopic with Amy Adams

    Lady Gaga Getting Into Bad Romance For Zoolander 2?

    Ivan Reitman project on hold to focus on Ghostbusters 3

    You’d think that people would know to avoid combing the words “Kate Hudson” with “romantic comedy,” but Hollywood never seems to learn from its own mistakes. And somehow they’ve gotten Ewan McGregor involved in it too.

    Poor Katie!

    Tyler Perry to reprise Alex Cross film role

    Line-up forms behind me!!! /sarcasm

    Halle Barry reacts to finding out she might be a distant relative of Sarah Palin

    Movie humour from Entertainment Weekly’s “Hit List”:

    Peter Jackson confirms he’ll draw from J.R.R. Tolkien’s 125 pages of appendices in order to turn The Hobbit into a trilogy. Jackson also noted plans for addition entries, “The Hobbit 4: Copyright Information Page” and “The Hobbit 5: A Note About the Font”.
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    I was happy to find some less mainstream movies on offer on the two Air Canada flights I took recently. Specifically:

    Jesus Henry Christ -- I picked this one because I adore Toni Collette, and she did not disappoint. But the overall movie is only so-so. Some nice indie moments though and good acting by the kid playing Henry.

    Safety Not Guaranteed -- Another one that "feels indie," in a good way. I'd seen a trailer for this a while back but hadn't been able to track it down, so was happy to have a chance to see it. Not a lot of variance from Aubrey Plaza from her Parks & Rec character, but still very enjoyable.

    And since I knew the hotel we were staying had DVD players in the rooms I brought some discs with me and finally manage to catch up with:

    The Savages -- I know, I know, I should have watched this 2 years ago when everyone else was, but sometimes delayed satisfaction is a good thing. Probably would not have loved it as much if it hadn't had Linney and Hoffman though, they're really the reasons to watch this.

    The Ten -- Quirkly little film of 10 interrelated stories, each one having to do with the 10 Commandments. Only about 6 of them were successful imo, and I could have done without Paul Rudd doing his same old same ol ... but the bits that did work worked well.

    Salmon Fishing in the Yemen -- Highly predictable, but also highly enjoyable in a light-hearted, feel-good kind of way. Mind you, I'm predisposed to like anything with Ewan McGreggor in.

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    Holy jackpot this week! Six amazing movies that I can't wait to see (the ones in bold print).

    Oct-22 The Citizen (Drama with new cast and Cary Elwes)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVHFNQlkggo

    Oct-26 The Other Son aka Le fils de l'autre (Drama. From imdb.com: “Two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover they were accidentally switched at birth.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65Xk7_Jk0TA

    Oct-26 The Loneliest Planet (Thriller with Gael García Bernal)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIIMFHcC1Fc


    Oct-26 Sleep Tight (Thriller from Spain)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-cF3TcZ6fA

    Oct-26 Orchestra of Exiles (Documentary about Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman, whose efforts saved hundreds of Jewish families and whose achievements changed the landscape of cultural history.)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX5_2NERXVw

    Oct-26 Pusher (A British crime thriller that informs us that drugs are bad. Who knew??)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTxtPEAa1Ac

    Oct-26 The Black Tulip (Family drama. From imdb.com: “The Mansouri family opens up a new restaurant after the fall of the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan only to be subsequently targeted by factional Taliban elements.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApfLMPvOcdc


    Oct-26 Citadel (Horror/thriller from Ireland)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9mfDiYIY6E

    Oct-26 Starlet (Drama. From imdb.com: “An unlikely friendship forms between 21 year-old Jane and the elderly Sadie after Jane discovers a hidden stash of money inside an object at Sadie's yard sale.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUSNZGYIfD4

    Oct-7 The Revisionaries (Education documentary. From imdb.com: “The theory of evolution and a re-write of American history are caught in the crosshairs when an unabashed Creationist seeks re-election as chairman of America's most influential Board of Education.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoeMm0Tm95M


    Oct-25 Birdemic: Shock and Terror (“Horror romantic thriller)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE5dJDgZ644


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    The last movie is in red because it's to be avoided...but the trailer isn't. Watch it and let me know if you think this might be the worst movie ever made. Well, other than that anti-Muslim piece of crap masquerading as a film!

    On the flip side, I am demanding that you all watch the trailer for Starlet. I can't wait to see this one. Now, have I ever demanded that you watch a trailer? Please everyone, watch it now and post what you think about it. Then let's plan a movie night and all go out and see it together!!!

    The Citizen and The Other Son (and to a slightly lesser extent The Black Tulip) made me think, "It's Oscar time!!" These all look to be really good films. Can't wait to see them as well. The Revisionaries also looks good, I had a TBA date for it and now imdb.com says it was released on the 7th. So it's not a release this week, but the trailer is good and I want to see it!!! Had to share the trailer with the rest of you.

    As for the four movies I did not add to my To See list, "Orchestra of Exiles" almost made my list. Guess it got overshadowed by such other quality material coming out at the same time. Sleep Tight looks interesting, but it's the opposite of those trailers that give away too much. I really have such little idea as to what it's about, I don't care about it at all. So it gets a pass. Pusher and Citadel both look stupid. The "drugs are bad" storyline of Pusher is so obvious and overdone. And in Citadel, one character tells the young father of a girl that the feral group of marauding children are only after him because they can sense his fear. No sh**. If a pack of anything comes after me trying to kill me or my child, I'm going to be feeling fear...why wouldn't??

    Luckily there's six great movies being released this week for us to not care about the two (three) crappy movies. Which of the good ones do you want to see?
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    peter, pick me up and we can go see starlet. i'll get the popcorn and soda.
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    The last movie is in red because it's to be avoided...but the trailer isn't. Watch it and let me know if you think this might be the worst movie ever made.
    Wow. That was just ... indescribable.

    Hard to imagine that that level of badness wasn't deliberate , so it's pretty hard to judge whether or not that actually works in the context of the whole film. If nothing else it looks like something to watch while drunk. Or high.

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    I have not seen The Perks of Being a Wallflower yet. My question is for those who have and might remember the John Hughes films of the 80's. Do you think this film resonates with teens/ 20-somethings the way JH films did with us?

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    Saw Argo and loved it. Lots of great actors in small roles. if you see it, stay for all the credits!

    In my movie preview club we saw 'The Sessions'. It was great. The preview is not a good representation of the movie. It is very tasteful movie about love and intimacy. John Hawkes is amazing - good shot at an oscar nom. This is the same guy from Winter's Bone and Martha Marcy Marlene - quite an acting range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    peter, pick me up and we can go see starlet. i'll get the popcorn and soda.
    It's a date!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cachoo View Post
    I have not seen The Perks of Being a Wallflower yet. My question is for those who have and might remember the John Hughes films of the 80's. Do you think this film resonates with teens/ 20-somethings the way JH films did with us?
    I heard it compared to The Breakfast Club. I thought it was on a TV ad, but maybe it was elsehwere?

    Quote Originally Posted by smurfy View Post
    Saw Argo and loved it. Lots of great actors in small roles. if you see it, stay for all the credits!
    I saw it with friends and we quite liked it. The pace of the ending was standard Hollywood-ization (to the nth degree, to say the least). That was a bit overboard, but everything about the movie was really well done. I told an online friend about going to see the movie and I said that my friends took me out to celebrate my birthday and we had chinese food for lunch and Ben Affleck for dessert.
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    On my list to see:

    1.Lincoln
    2.Argo
    3.Cloud Atlas
    4.Looper

    Not sure yet if I want to see 'The sessions'.

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    Movies I've seen the last few weeks:

    9/10 A Better Life – You might remember this for receiving an Academy Award nomination for Demián Bichir in the best actor category. It’s a wonderful drama about a man and his son trying to make it as a Mexican immigrant and his U.S. born son in California. It’s a somewhat quiet, subdued film, but very enjoyable. You know you have a quality film when nothing seemingly major is occurring, yet you enjoy watching every second of what is unfolding on the screen in front of you. Bichir definitely deserved his Oscar nod...he is incredible.

    9/10 Survivors – Okay, so this one wasn’t a movie, but a two-season mini-series. But I loooooved it, so I wanted to mention it so that others might seek it out. This came out in 2008 (and 2010 for the second season) and it was a remake of a British series from the 70’s. A virus breaks out killing most of the population and a group of people come together and form a sort of family...while surviving many adventures along the way.

    8/10 Another Earth – Very different, fairly moody and as well as thought-provoking. I was surprised to find that this was written by the female star (Brit Marling) who is still in her 20’s and has already written four films (most of which she has starred in). Wow! This movie is a quieter film, a sci-fi movie, but really a drama. One to watch when you’ve had too many (over-) action-packed movies in your DVD player.

    6/10 J. Edgar – A very well made film, it looks perfect. But I just didn’t get into it much. Watched it in three of four sittings over a week or two. I made it to the end eventually…

    5/10 The Rebound – I think I enjoyed this more than J. Edgar, so I probably should have the ratings reversed. This one was a nice enough romantic comedy and I enjoyed everyone in the cast. But it’s just kind of simple and some of the plot points did not make sense to me (especially towards the end). One to watch on a rainy day with some yummy snacks to fill in the plot holes.

    4/10 Melancholia – I kind of liked this, but more than liking it I’ve finally given up on giving Lars Von Trier the benefit of the doubt and now pretty much believe he should really up his number of therapy sessions per week. He started off being such a challenging and thought-provoking filmmaker and now his work just seems to make him look too off-balance to remain behind the camera. A troubled man who seems to be using his filmmaking as his therapy...
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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