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  • Oz the Great and Powerful - Fantasy - James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams

    21 38.89%
  • Incredible Burt Wonderstone - Comedy - Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi, Steve Carell

    5 9.26%
  • March 15th - The Call - Thriller - Abigail Breslin, Halle Berry and Morris Chestnut

    6 11.11%
  • March 22nd - Admission - Comedy - Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen and Lily Tomlin

    10 18.52%
  • April 12th - Oblivion - Action, Sci-Fi - Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman and Melissa Leo

    4 7.41%
  • April 12th - Scary Movie 5 - Comedy, Horror - Ashley Tisdale, Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen

    4 7.41%
  • April 19th - jOBS - Drama - Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, James Woods, Matthew Modine

    6 11.11%
  • April 26th - Pain & Gain – Action - Rebel Wilson, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Ken Jeong

    3 5.56%
  • May 3rd - Iron Man 3 - Action, Sci-Fi - Robert Downey, Jr., Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle

    25 46.30%
  • Great Gatsby - Drama, Romance - Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher

    26 48.15%
  • Star Trek Into Darkness - Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi - Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana

    35 64.81%
  • May 24th - The Hangover III - Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong

    8 14.81%
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    Did jOBS come out as planned? I never remember seeing any previews for it or seeing it listed at the movie theater and I have seen quite a few movies recently. Was it pushed back, limited release or just a huge flop? It always kind of felt like a Lifetime movie to me.

    Edit: After some research I have answered my own question. The release has been post-poned indefinitely. They wanted to release on the 37th anniversary of Apples founding but I guess that didn't work out and now they want to wait to be able to market it properly. I think that is a good call but sometimes this stuff happens and the next thing you know you see the movie in the $5 DVD bin at Walmart.

    Ashton Kutcher has a seriously uncanny resemblance to Steve Jobs. When I first read about the casting I thought it was a joke as I think of Ashton Kutcher as being such a good looking guy and Steve Jobs, well, not. Turns out Steve Jobs was quite the handsome man when he was younger, with just more of a geeky side to him I guess.
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    I'm seeing Star Trek Into Darkness tomorrow. Bring on the Cumbervillain!

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    "Arbitrage" worth watching once, maybe twice. WHY does Richard Gere only get better lookin each yr???!

    "Dark Shadows" O_M_G how awful WAS this?!?!?! Good concept, piss-poor execution. And I've SEEN Johnny Depp eat up the screen before, thankyouverymuch. Gah. Sigh!

    "The Big Picture" worth watching once. No concept you have never seen before but --neither really good nor really bad. So.

    Finally my turn and off to watch "A Royal Affair" wheee!!!!
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    Some interesting stuff about this week's new smaller movies. "And Now A Word From Our Sponsors" looks like it could be both hilarious and interesting, so I definitely want to see it. I'm not into tennis at all, but "Venus and Serena" looks like a very well made movie, so I'm in. "He's Way More Famous Than You"...not sure, maybe a little too precious? "One Track Heart" is maybe the worst trailer of the week, but at least it's not offensive like the ones that follow it. "No One Lives" looks like torture porn (yuck...or does that go without say)? "Sightseers"...a comedy about murder. Fun. (Sarcasm.) And Aftershock has Eli Roth in it, so you know it's more than likely to disgust you. And you can check out "Java Heat" if you wanna see Mickey Rourke piss away a career about being nominated for an Academy Award just a few years ago. Maybe he and Nicholas Cage should form a support group...

    May 10 - And Now a Word from Our Sponsor (Comedy drama with Bruce Greenwood and Parker Posey)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjBPypg2TTA

    May 10 - Venus and Serena (Documentary. From imdb.com: “Ever since Venus and Serena Williams started playing in tennis tournaments, they've provoked strong reactions - from awe and admiration to suspicion and resentment. They've been winning championships for over a decade, pushing the limits of longevity in such a demanding sport. How long can they last?”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lzg9tJwItI

    May 10 - He's Way More Famous Than You (Comedy with new cast and featuring Jesse Eisenberg, Ben Stiller, Vanessa Williams, Ralph Macchio and Mamie Gummer)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ69Tr_pLxk

    May 8 - One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das (Documentary. From imdb.com: “Krishna Das is on a journey to India to discover legendary spiritual teacher Neem Karoli Baba, through drug addiction and depression, to his eventual emergence as a world-famous Kirtan singer.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVUJQm3vpOQ

    May 10 - Aftershock (Adventure crime thriller with Eli Roth)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax5yTUi-wvY

    May 10 - Bailout: The Age of Greed…aka Assault on Wall Street (Dominic Purcell, Edward Furlong, John Heard, Lochlyn Munro, Eric Roberts and Michael Pare)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y-NqShTj5w

    May 10 - Java Heat (Action crime drama with Kellan Lutz and Mickey Rourke)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQHMTMJsqQA

    May 10 - Sightseers (Comedy, new cast. From imdb.com: “Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyg9aRqlUxM

    May 10 - No One Lives (Horror thriller with Luke Evans and Lee Tergeson)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4HxhzBG0ag
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Some interesting stuff about this week's new smaller movies. "And Now A Word From Our Sponsors" looks like it could be both hilarious and interesting, so I definitely want to see it.
    May 10 - And Now a Word from Our Sponsor (Comedy drama with Bruce Greenwood and Parker Posey)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjBPypg2TTA
    I will watch Parker Posey in anything, seriously, I once rewatched Superman Returns just because I remembered she was in it. So I will definitely be checking this one out.
    "I think I saw what happens next It was just a glimpse of you Like looking through a window Or a shallow sea Could you see me? And after all this time It's like nothing else we used to know After all the hangers-on are done Hanging on to the dead lights Of the afterglow" Afterlife - Arcade Fire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nell411 View Post
    I will watch Parker Posey in anything, seriously, I once rewatched Superman Returns just because I remembered she was in it. So I will definitely be checking this one out.
    I love parker posey, And "Now a Word from Our Sponsor" sounds as if christopher guest and eugene levy should be involved.

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    Alfonso Cuaron is one of my absolute favourite directors, and here's his new one, which is freaking blowing my mind. This is so seriously scary.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufsrgE0BYf0

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr50 View Post
    I love parker posey, And "Now a Word from Our Sponsor" sounds as if christopher guest and eugene levy should be involved.
    It does. I finally found Best In Show. I spent 5 years looking for it and finally tracked it down at HMV. Parker Posey is amazing in that. Especially the scene in the pet store when she's trying to find the bee toy.
    Quote Originally Posted by jl22aries View Post
    Alfonso Cuaron is one of my absolute favourite directors, and here's his new one, which is freaking blowing my mind. This is so seriously scary.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufsrgE0BYf0
    That trailer freaked me out, it looks gorgeous though.
    "I think I saw what happens next It was just a glimpse of you Like looking through a window Or a shallow sea Could you see me? And after all this time It's like nothing else we used to know After all the hangers-on are done Hanging on to the dead lights Of the afterglow" Afterlife - Arcade Fire

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    Random thoughts on Star Trek Into Darkness:

    Goddamn Benedict Cumberbatch and his goddamn VOICE.

    Tribble!

    Run, Scotty, run! Actually, I'm impressed by how the actors manage to NOT look like total derps whilst running. That's skilful, that.

    The woman sitting behind me said she spotted the TARDIS among the debris that's floating in space in one scene. Can't confirm or deny, since I didn't see it myself, I can just ask future or repeat viewers to keep an eye out for a little blue box.

    And the spoilery thoughts:

    Spoiler



    It's a strange thing to have a big film like this open in Sweden before it opens in the US; it used to be that we had to wait for ages before films made it across the pond (and in some cases, like with animated films that get dubbed, we still do). I have a bit of a hypothesis though: I think that having a film opening in Europe and elsewhere before it opens in the US is a way to generate a (hopefully) positive buzz on the internet, so that people in the US will be more eager to see it once it finally opens over there, which might lead to opening day/weekend box office records and the like.

    It's probably not the whole reason, but I think it might be a part of it. And I never seem to come across any major, un-warned for spoiler before the films open in the US? Or maybe I've just gotten better at avoiding them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigB08822 View Post
    Did jOBS come out as planned? I never remember seeing any previews for it or seeing it listed at the movie theater and I have seen quite a few movies recently. Was it pushed back, limited release or just a huge flop? It always kind of felt like a Lifetime movie to me.

    Edit: After some research I have answered my own question. The release has been post-poned indefinitely. They wanted to release on the 37th anniversary of Apples founding but I guess that didn't work out and now they want to wait to be able to market it properly. I think that is a good call but sometimes this stuff happens and the next thing you know you see the movie in the $5 DVD bin at Walmart.

    Ashton Kutcher has a seriously uncanny resemblance to Steve Jobs. When I first read about the casting I thought it was a joke as I think of Ashton Kutcher as being such a good looking guy and Steve Jobs, well, not. Turns out Steve Jobs was quite the handsome man when he was younger, with just more of a geeky side to him I guess.
    Check out "Pirates of Silicon Valley" if you can find it anywhere. Best movie about Jobs and Gates ever! All others are imitators.

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    Let's Talk Movies! #22 : Steve Jobs, Some Trekkies, An Ozzy...and IRON MAN!!!

    Has anyone seen Jack Reacher? Whomever wrote this script should be ashamed and all the actors should be as well, although they had total shite to work with.
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    I hate you, Sophia. I so want to see Star Trek but I'll have to wait for ghe bluray. :

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sofia Alexandra View Post
    It's a strange thing to have a big film like this open in Sweden before it opens in the US; it used to be that we had to wait for ages before films made it across the pond (and in some cases, like with animated films that get dubbed, we still do). I have a bit of a hypothesis though: I think that having a film opening in Europe and elsewhere before it opens in the US is a way to generate a (hopefully) positive buzz on the internet, so that people in the US will be more eager to see it once it finally opens over there, which might lead to opening day/weekend box office records and the like.
    I think that the big action and/or sci-fi type movies are doing better with worldwide box office than with U.S. box office. So you're probably right, studios are releasing these big movies overseas where they are more likely guaranteed big box office and hopefully that will translate to big box office in the U.S. as well. Interesting how things have changed.
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    Gatsby's a hit. And a deserving one, IMO. It's not a perfect film, but it's a good one.
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    I just saw a really good movie called "Pretty Ugly People". I don't remember hearing about it before and I think that's because it went straight to video. ("the-numbers.com" lists the box office as zero.) It stars Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer, Josh Hopkins [Cougar Town], Missi Pyle [The Artist], Larry Sullivan [C.S.I.] and in small roles, Allison Janney and William Sanderson [True Blood]. It's a sweet/bitter-sweet comedy-drama that is quite amazing. I'm wondering if the audience thought it would be like a National Lampoon movie, but it's more insightful than that, but not heavy-handed. Great performances from everyone. Maybe the studio thought that because it didn't star teenagers and/or aliens or racing cars that it'd be a tough sell?? Anyway, big thumps up from me! Here's the trailer:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFbrAfnnH1Q
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    Just screened "Star Trek Into Darkness" here in the States.

    Enjoyable, but definitely more style over substance.

    Benedict is a badass to the nth degree, and good to see Spock getting some real action.

    It's hard to get emotional during the pivotal scene because you can predict what follows from a light year away.

    Nice to see more Simon Pegg, but Karl Urban is reduced to a caricature.

    And boy does JJ love to show off Chris Pines' baby blues and lens flares.
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    Highly HIGHLY recommend "A Royal Affair. " so nice to see an adult film for a change! The actors managed to bring life into history in almost a 3D way-QUITE an accomplishment!!! Stunning and lovely film. A true classic that stands up well to repeated viewing. Can't recommend it enough!

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    Chatted with JJ a little bit tonight at the premiere and he said wanted "Into Darkness" to be fun despite the title.

    He and Zachary definitely got the biggest fan reception tonight -- fans that haven't seen the movie yet.

    I did enjoy Spock's performance the most and thought it was the most complex.

    Rest of the cast was nice enough -- Karl Urban played up the charm tonight. I found Alice Eve unremarkable in the film and in person.

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    I saw The Great Gatsby last night in 2D. Some of my biggest issues with it all stemmed from the fact that it was clearly filmed to be in 3D. So was Avatar, but there is not a single moment watching it in 2D where you get the distinct feeling that what you are seeing onscreen is supposed to be there solely for the 3D effect. That happens all the time in Gatsby, over and over again, and it adds a very false veneer over the whole thing. The coloring also feels off too. I suspect this is because 3D glasses sap color and light off the screen, so they compensated for that. But most people don't have 3D TVs, so I'm not sure why they chose to render the 2D version so oddly. It was, to me, very distracting.

    I thought it was a fairly honest telling of the tale, but there were some things that also bothered me. Daisy is not a likeable character in the movie or in the book, but I don't feel her shallowness and vanity come across as clearly in the movie as in the book. She's a bad person for her actions at the end of the film, not because she's actually just a rotten person inside. I really hate Daisy Buchanan, and I was hoping to dislike her more than I did in the film They chose not to explore the fact that Jordan Baker cheats in her sport, which I suppose is a small thing but to me, in the book, really helped drive home the corruptness of the upper class people in the novel. DiCaprio was perfect, but I expected that. By far the best thing about the film. Maguire was perfectly fine - I never found Nick Carraway to be that interesting - but I have no idea why Lurhman chose to frame the movie as he did, with Carraway in the sanitarium. Combined with the manic first 30-40 minutes followed by the sudden tragic change in tone and the way he used the camera, it all felt very much like Moulin Rouge! redux (as that film is framed with Christian the writer writing the story of Moulin Rouge! as well) only not as successfully. The actor who played Tom was also very good.

    I didn't like the use of modern music and some of the other anachronisms he used. He's used those sorts of things well in previous films but I don't think it worked here. Besides, there was some really great music in that time period - why not just use that? It would have made everything feel a lot more authentic. He wasn't making a musical this time. I should add that Moulin Rouge! is my favorite film. Those same techniques just didn't work here, and as the source material is fairly different I'm not surprised.

    There were some lovely moments as well, particularly in the last hour, mainly stemming from the use of instrumental or sadder music combined with Dicaprio's performance. When Lurhman slows down and just lets DiCaprio do the emoting and doesn't try so hard it's absolutely wonderful.

    Mostly this movie just made me want to watch Moulin Rouge! again to see how these sorts of things actually work. I'd recommend it for some of the successful moments and for DiCaprio, and because it is a fairly successful retelling of the story, even if Lurhman's own ambitions got in the way of making it feel authentic sometimes. If he hadn't done it in 3D and if he had used period music and cut out the anachronisms I think it might have been a very great film. But then again, those last two are hallmarks of his style.

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    Forgive me if it has been discussed already, but is anyone as creeped out as I am about them making Fifty Shades of Grey into a movie?

    I read the first book (have no desire to read the rest of them) so I know what happens...I'm really concerned that Hollywood is trying to capitalize on this by making a movie. I get the allure of the book but I don't think it's something I would ever want to see in a theater! To make this a movie and keep it true to the book they are basically going to have to make a softcore porn film! If it gets a R rating that means they cleaned up quite a bit of it. Done correctly, this movie would need a NC-17 or should just go straight to Blu-ray/DVD.

    I had this conversation with my sister and our jokes about what it will be like in the theater got kinda dirty and very hilarious: horny women in the dark, seat covers, what the ushers might hand out at the door instead of 3D glasses... Just think about it. They'll come to you.

    Anyhoo, I think it's a terrible idea. Some books should just stay books IMO.

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