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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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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanatic View Post
    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?
    Yes. Very creeped out.
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    50 Shades of Grey is a terribly written book about an abusive relationship masquerading as an erotica book about BDSM, and its popularity utterly confounds me. And I absolutely do not think it should be a movie. I just hope that every young actress they ask has the same reaction Emma Watson did, because who the hell wants that on their filmography?

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    I am looking forward to the movie 'Sole survivor' (of an airplane crash). It's a documentary, soon to be released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michiruwater View Post
    50 Shades of Grey is a terribly written book about an abusive relationship masquerading as an erotica book about BDSM, and its popularity utterly confounds me. And I absolutely do not think it should be a movie. I just hope that every young actress they ask has the same reaction Emma Watson did, because who the hell wants that on their filmography?
    I thought this quote was perfect! And ITA, what respectable actress is going to take this part? It's basically like signing up to do a porn film! But being that it will probably get a ton of press and make a lot of money, I'm sure there's some actress looking to break into Hollywood who will be more than willing to get naked and faux fornicate for the cameras.

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    Neil Blomkamp would still love to do a movie version of Halo. Let's hope this happens soon. In the meantime check out "halo 4 forward unto dawn" on Netflix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanatic View Post
    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.
    There's already a 50 Shades porn parody, which will likely be, by far, the more accurate of the two movie versions. Even if it's a parody, and extremely badly acted/filmed, going by the trailer. Although Universal sued since it was "infringing on their rights." For what? To make a less accurate version?

    I don't even know why they're going to bother. Most theaters refuse to book NC-17 movies at all, even if a bunch of older women might come flocking. And if it's rated R, well, what's the point?

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    Because I love the Star Trek franchise, and the first JJ Abrams film, I went to the midnight showing. I have a very short review of the film with big spoilers, so don't read unless you want to be spoiled/

    Spoiler

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    I went to the midnight showing, too. Before going I joked that I would probably be the only girl in the theater with a bunch of guys who to Michigan Tech. That ended up being literally true I was, in fact, the only female in the entire theater. I was actually surprised; I've made that joke before for midnight showings of geek or superhero movies but it never ended up being true. Two of the Tech guys walked in right before it started and actually did a double take when they saw me. I laughed, I'm sorry. I couldn't help it.

    I'm not actually a real Trekkie, I just loved the 2009 film a heck of a lot, I adore the cast in its entirety, and I love midnight showings (but one day I will watch the series, I'm sure of it!). So, my standards would not be as high as the review above mine. I liked it. I agree that it was not as good as the 2009 movie. It was more frenetic, the emotional scenes were too short in between lots of actions so they never had the impact they were meant to, and it would have been better if they'd just slowed it down for longer stretches of time a couple times throughout the film. That said, I did love it. This is how an action film should be done, and the cast was once again wonderful. I could watch Chris Pine charisma at me every day. I agree with whomever mentioned Abrams' obvious fetish for flares and Chris's blue eyes I spent a huge portion of the movie just thinking to myself, "wow, his eyes are really blue." If that was one of the things Abrams wanted us to walk away from the film with, he succeeded. The blonde girl was a totally blah addition I could have done without. The beginning and endings both smacked way too much of magical technobabble, which is not something I'm always a huge fan of in sci fi films or television. But overall it was a fairly solid film. It could have been better, but I really enjoyed it. Oh, and Benedict Cumberbatch is a total BAMF but I think we all knew that already.

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

    Has anyone seen the trailer for Now You See Me? It looks like it has a ton o potential. I'd post a link but I'm on my stupid phone.
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    It has a great cast, an intriguing plot, and a horrible, horrible director. I want to see it but I am preparing myself to be disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michiruwater View Post
    I agree with whomever mentioned Abrams' obvious fetish for flares and Chris's blue eyes I spent a huge portion of the movie just thinking to myself, "wow, his eyes are really blue."
    LOL that was me. They're just as blue in person

    This movie was all action and zero story development.

    I'm a die-hard Trekkie, so I was curious how J.J. Abrams was going to reinterpret the whole

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    I agree that Alice Eve was pretty forgettable and Karl Urban was just a farce. I did enjoy seeing more of Simon Pegg, who I love (and who regrettable skipped Monday's premiere so I couldn't meet him).

    I didn't mind the Easter Eggs, as they probably would've gone over most people's heads. I talked to J.J. briefly and producer Ricardo Orci at length about including these elements, and they both said they only tried to work them in where they could. It definitely felt more like space comedy than space drama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanatic View Post
    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 couldn't even make through a quarter of the book. I can't imagine a movie.

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    I went to one of the National Theatre broadcasts last night (fantastic play, This House, can't say enough good things about it). However it was playing on a screen next-door to Star Trek. I adore all things Trek, am planning on seeing the film in a week or two when the crowds die down ... but did it need to be so freakin' loud that it drowns out everything else in the building? Grr. Tho to be fair, I blame the movie theatre managment for not plotting the screens better.

    Another film I have to recommend is The Angel's Share, which I saw on my recent trip to Portland. I found it somewhat uneven, but I still really enjoyed it. It's sort of 2 films in one. The first half is very typical Ken Loach, and what I went in expecting from the film: gritty, violent, the depressing circumstances of non-working-class youth and the almost inevitability of gangs. Then about half way through it turns into somewhat of a modern fable, farfetched but highly entertaining. But through it all are characters you really care about and root for. It was not a perfect marriage, but still an effective merging of two ideas under one umbrella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr50 View Post
    I couldn't even make through a quarter of the book. I can't imagine a movie.
    Ditto. Though, given the (baffling, to me) popularity of the books, I just assumed they'd find some way to make a movie to cash in. So I can't say I'm in the least bit surprised.

    Of course I felt pretty much the same way about Twilight ...

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    Famed russian director Alexei Balabanov has died of natural causes at the age of 54. He was not well known outside his country but has quite a following withing his own country. R.I.P.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22584524

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artemis@BC View Post
    I went to one of the National Theatre broadcasts last night (fantastic play, This House, can't say enough good things about it). However it was playing on a screen next-door to Star Trek. I adore all things Trek, am planning on seeing the film in a week or two when the crowds die down ... but did it need to be so freakin' loud that it drowns out everything else in the building?
    LOL! I went to This House on Thursday, then Star Trek Friday morning. I thoroughly enjoyed both! It felt like I shouldn't enjoy This House (seventies British politics, really?), but I truly did. My Charles Edwards crush continues to grow. I enjoyed Into Darkness. I admit, I reacted to all the things that those who are not long term Trek fans wouldn't get. There were some eye roll moments (does every villain need a trench coat?), and an awful amount of running, but I really did enjoy it.

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    Trailers for smaller movies that have just been released. Black Rock is at the top of my list, as are The English Teacher and 33 Postcards. The latter was released in Australia in 2011, but is just getting a limited release in the U.S. now. But it looks good! Frances Ha is a maybe for me. I'd be interested in hearing what anyone has to say about it if they happen to catch it. Pieta looks quite good, but maybe too dark for my tastes. Another one I'd like to hear a review of from anybody who sees it. But then I read every review y'all post here anyway!

    May 17 - The English Teacher (Comedy drama with Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano, Greg Kinnear and Nathan Lane)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x7AaANc5nk

    May 17 - Black Rock (Thriller with Kate Bosworth)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCrjq3B0h10

    May 17 - 33 Postcards (Drama with Guy Pearce)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a88tpwd8x5E

    May 17 - Frances Ha (Comedy drama, new cast. From imdb.com: “A story that follows a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqMaeBtK9TA

    May 17 - Pieta (Korean drama. From imdb.com: “A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M7NkYtr1c8

    May 17 - State 194 (Documentary. From imdb.com: “A look deep inside Israel and Palestine at the men and women trying to seize a historic opportunity to end the conflict and make implementing the two-state solution a reality.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKjuNgRZw_8

    May 17 – The Expatriate (Action thriller with Aaron Eckhart)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vknG01yvT9s

    May 17 - Augustine (French drama with Vincent London. From imdb.com: “A look at the relationship between pioneering 19th century French neurologist Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot and his star teenage patient, a kitchen maid who is left partially paralyzed after a seizure.”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0Px5Sv_SUg

    May 17 - An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (Animated comedy drama. From imdb.com: “A quixotic artist hypothesizes about why he feels bad when a mystery girl stands him up. The event prompts him to ask: what's the content of a momentary feeling? Is it the sum of your experiences? And perhaps more importantly, are your experiences the sum of you?”)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7UB0QjTRjA
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    Let's Talk Movies! #22 : Steve Jobs, Some Trekkies, An Ozzy...and IRON MAN!!!

    We went and saw Star Trek tonight. I did not care for it. Too many corny moments. I rolled my eyes a lot during this film. However, I should be honest and say I have never seen even one full episode of Star Trek so I know nothing about the characters or all of the little hidden jokes that were probably what had my eyes rolling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigB08822 View Post
    We went and saw Star Trek tonight. I did not care for it. Too many corny moments. I rolled my eyes a lot during this film. However, I should be honest and say I have never seen even one full episode of Star Trek so I know nothing about the characters or all of the little hidden jokes that were probably what had my eyes rolling.
    I think a lot of the "corny" moments would have worked a lot better had the writers and Abrams paced the story better so it built it up, so that there would have been a real catharsis. Instead, it happened prematurely and therefore for me, felt forced and false and undeserved.

    However, I guess it's not fair since the original series was a tv show and therefore could dedicate episodes in building up the crew relationships, and had it been Shatner and Nimoy doing those scenes, with their history, it would have worked even if it made Spock out-of-character a bit.

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