June 14th - Man of Steel - Action Adventure with Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner….
June 14th - The Bling Ring - Crime comedy with Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Gavin Rossdale…
June 14th - This Is the End - Sci-Fi Comedy with Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco…
June 21st - World War Z - Action horror thriller with Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox and David Morse
June 28th - The Heat - Action Comedy with Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Michael Rapaport…
July 3rd - The Lone Ranger - Action adventure western with Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp…
July 5th - The Way, Way Back - Comedy with Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney…
July 19th - Girl Most Likely - Comedy with Kristen Wiig, Annette Benning, Matt Dillon…
July 19th - The Conjuring - Horror thriller with Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor…
July 24th - The Wolverine - Action Adventure with Hugh Jackman and Famke Janssen
August 2nd - 2 Guns - Action with Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, James Marsden…
August 9th - Elysium - Sci-Fi with Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley and Diego Luna
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We watched the first Despicable Me tonight and just laughed and laughed. Those little yellow things are hilarious. Definitely going to see #2 with the kids.
"Michelle would never be caught with sausage grease staining her Vera Wang." - rfisher
Maybe it should have read, "I've yet to hear anyone give me a good reason why they thought that "The Happening" was a bad movie."
Better? My friend said the dialogue was part of the problem. But when I asked him to give an example of anything in particular he didn't like that was said, he couldn't remember. Apparently it was so bad for him that he blocked it all out. But I thought that Unbreakable and The Village were works of genius (as was The Sixth Sense of course). Signs was good, but the big twist was a letdown for sure. I liked Devil as well as The Lady In The Water...although I think I'm the only one on the planet who liked the latter film, though! I haven't seen The Last Airbender yet, but it's not really my kind of movie. I'll see it eventually though. It's interesting about After Earth though. Even after you guys mentioned his involvement in it, I didn't realize until now while looking at imdb.com that he is both director and co-writer of this movie. I guess that fact has been hidden because he seems to have such a bad name with the public these days. But I like him. Me and Wyliefan.
I saw the Spiderman reboot on a flight home last weekend. I thought Toby and Dunst had better chemistry than the Garfield and Stone. Sally Field felt out of place somehow.
"The Dark Knight" was a refreshing change.
Having seen "Man of Steel," it falls somewhere in between. I'm not sure Henry Cavill brings something new to the role (although he is painfully goodlooking -- something they make sure to mention in the film) but there's enough of a fresh take on the origin story and Zod -- plus an entire second half full of action -- that makes it fresh.
The Friday box office looks like this; 1) Fast & Furious, 2) Now You See Me, 3) After Earth. Not surprised After Earth finished 3rd but I am disappointed that it finished 3rd to yet another smart golden heart bank robber who gets away with it and lives happily ever after, against dumb everybody else movie. In Hollywood bank robbers are never bad people who gets caught. I could remember only one such movie in the last couple decades of watching movies. LOL
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” William Shakespeare
I tend to steer clear of the cinema during the summer, but I may make the effort to see Elysium or The Purge if either gets good reviews. I like sci-fi; it's just that there are so few good films of this genre. I don't suppose Tarkovsky's Stalker will turn up anywhere; I've never seen it on the big screen..... The other one that caught my eye is Much Ado About Nothing. But as I live out in the sticks we'll have to see whether any of these ever reach a cinema within travelling distance.
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"Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!"
"After Earth" is a B.O. dud. This should spell the end of Shyamalan's Hollywood career.
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I figure, it's Superman, it can't be just a crime thriller, especially with all the fantasy action shown.
And if Cavill is steroid-laced, I DON'T want to know what the guys at my gym are taking. At least his head is still larger than each bicep....
Just got back from Star Trek. I'm going to spoiler tag the rest of my post cuz I'm not sure what I'll be saying that might be considered a spoiler....or not at all.
SpoilerMy first thought was that the 3D is awesome. Better than Avatar. But I'm wondering if Avatar used other technology in addition to the 3D because I'd say it was a better looking movie than Star Trek. Although the opening scenes with the red forest were pretty fantastic. Then I wondered if the producers got a discount on the blue contact lenses...Chris Pine, Bruce Greenwood, bad Dad, etc. I think even Benedict was wearing colored lenses, a kind of green/yellow color combination. The 3D was best/most noticeable in the first half of the movie. I think they used up the 3D budget in the beginning and let the story and action carry the second half. It worked for me. Oh, and the early scene where Kirk is getting ****-faced in the bar...the 3D made his leather-clad shoulder closer to you than his face, making you feel like you were sitting close to him at the bar...REAL close. And then the extreme close-up where you can see all the pores and lines on his beautiful face. Ohmigosh, I felt so close that I wanted to reach out and start petting that glorious face of his!! Or touch it in a different way... Everybody was great in this movie and I liked the script as much as I liked all the action and special effects. As we drove home, everybody rated the movie and it got a 7, an 8.5, a 9 and a 10 from me. I can't think of anything one could do to make it better. Maybe more Chris Pine nudity??
There was a scene with a naked Cumberbatch in a shower that got cut for some reason. I mean, we got a completely gratuitous scene with the blonde whatserface in her underwear, why couldn't there be some gratuitous male nudity as well? (Apparently there was a bit with Chris Pine sans shirt, but I don't even remember it. Not gratuitous enough!)
SpoilerI swear in the later scene where Khan's ship crashes into earth, that when we see close-ups of the people around, there's one close-up of a woman who looks exactly like Rosario Dawson. No dialogue, just her face for a few quick seconds. Also, in the credits I saw Chris Hemsworth's name. I do NOT remember him being in the movie. And after-credits scenes? None. We stayed RIGHT to the very end to see if there might be an outtake or something in reference to a future movie, but there was nuthin'.
On his Wiki Chris Hemsworth is credited as providing only his voice in this movie as Kirk's father. Was there a moment where we heard any of his dialogue from the first movie that I can't remember?... I also absolutely didn't realize he played Kirk's father in the first movie. I'm used to him with a lot more facial hair than that!