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  • June 14th - Man of Steel - Action Adventure with Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner….

    23 57.50%
  • June 14th - The Bling Ring - Crime comedy with Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Gavin Rossdale…

    8 20.00%
  • June 14th - This Is the End - Sci-Fi Comedy with Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco…

    6 15.00%
  • June 21st - World War Z - Action horror thriller with Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox and David Morse

    12 30.00%
  • June 28th - The Heat - Action Comedy with Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Michael Rapaport…

    9 22.50%
  • July 3rd - The Lone Ranger - Action adventure western with Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp…

    8 20.00%
  • July 5th - The Way, Way Back - Comedy with Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney…

    6 15.00%
  • July 19th - Girl Most Likely - Comedy with Kristen Wiig, Annette Benning, Matt Dillon…

    7 17.50%
  • July 19th - The Conjuring - Horror thriller with Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor…

    5 12.50%
  • July 24th - The Wolverine - Action Adventure with Hugh Jackman and Famke Janssen

    12 30.00%
  • August 2nd - 2 Guns - Action with Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, James Marsden…

    1 2.50%
  • August 9th - Elysium - Sci-Fi with Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley and Diego Luna

    13 32.50%
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    Has anyone see "And Justice For All..." (Al Pacino) or Ali (Will Smith)? I watched the trailers for each, but that didn't help me decide whether I should hunt them down to watch. So reviews appreciated!

    I read somewhere that the number of views of a movie's trailer predicts accurately 90% of the time how the movie will do in theatres. I'm going to try to remember this when it's time to start a new thread because some movies I pick for the poll get so few votes...I feel like I've done a bad job picking options. (Hopefully I'll do better next time... )

    The topic of actors that used to be skaters came up a while back. Saw this photo on facebook where Rachel McAdams showed up at a rink and took photos with the young kids:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

    jOBS is set to be released August 16th. The original date was April, but it looks like it's not going straight to DVD.

    Lastly, this article is really interesting: Hit Movies That Everybody Thinks Were Flops

    It gives numbers about how movies such as Eragon, Jumper, In Time, Hook, Planet Of The Apes (2001), Vanilla Sky, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed actually made a profit. Also included are quotes from sources such as Time magazine who state how the movie was a flop...even though it was not.
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    I remember seeing The Hobbit being called a flop even as it was hurtling towards the billion dollar mark...

    Me and my mama watched Bronson yesterday. It took a while to get into, but once I did it was quite entertaining. Tom Hardy is brilliant in it, and he somehow almost looked bigger and more muscular as Charlie Bronson than he did as Bane.

    Man of Steel hasn't opened in Sweden yet, and the more I hear about it the less keen I am to see it. I'll still see it, but my expectations shall be low. And I don't find Mr Cavill particularly attractive.

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    Grrrreat minds thinking alike lol-I watched "taps" for the 1st time not long ago, "runaway train"is long time fav, and I just watched "compliance" last night (screaming the whole time "these pple are inSANE! !!) so-they're all movies about how one deals with authority. Or doesn't. All v interesting and I highly recommend "compliance" as a gd answer to when you askyrself "but how could someone DO that? !?!?!!!?"

    Movies to look for on my list: "unfinished song"-how can yiu pass up the opportunity to see these grrreat stars in what will likelybe one of their last films? "all is lost"-robert Redford and a boat and v little dialogue can't be missed! "the impossible"-surving a tsunami, more or less. "Thecompany yoy keep"-70s radicals turned normal turn radical again.

    And tge libray has something for mefrom interlibrary loan I inly hope it has jean dujardin in it :-)oh and a v adult fim w grrreat char devel and world shaki g plot-that is "a royal affair."
    One more onmy list-deadfall which I'm onky seeing because it has same director as "the counterfeiters" which is another grrreat film abou authority and compliance.

    Excuse typos no spell check
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Has anyone see "And Justice For All..." (Al Pacino)
    Yes, when it first came out. I remember it being more than a bit over the top, but I enjoyed it. Very good cast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peibeck View Post
    I thought Diane Lane was fine in the movie, but I have no clue why they hired an actress of her stature and then gave her basically nothing to do!

    PeterG, you're not fooling me. You only liked the movie because of Henry Cavill getting frequently shirtless. (IHOP had nothing to do with it!)
    Well, has any Martha Kent ever been useful?

    Upon seeing the movie a second time today, I'll add that :
    1/ While I really liked her performance in Julie & Julia, I just don't get Amy Adams as Lois Lane, but maybe I'm just being jealous.

    2/ There's definitely not enough shirtless Cavill

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    Another thoughtful film "the other brother"-what makes you you? nature? nuture? both? neither? plus have vs have not is pretty darn graphic

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyCurry View Post

    2/ There's definitely not enough shirtless Cavill
    You know, neither this beefed up version or even the one in Immortals does it for me. However, season 1 episode 1 of the Tudors...

    NSFW!

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    I saw Man of Steel on Wednesday, and it was enjoyable. The product placements were a bit much, and there was ZERO chemistry between Amy Adams and Henry Cavill. Plus, the fight scenes were so overdone at some points I just rolled my eyes and sighed. Overall though, it was OK. I would recommend it, but only if you like action movie blockbusters.

    I also saw The Bling Ring last night. It was definitely a Sofia Coppola movie, and it was Spring Breakers' tamer, real-life cousin. While it got a bit repetitive with all the break-ins, the film was GORGEOUS and I think the materialism porn was enough to kind of make you sick by the end. Emma Watson was OK in her supporting role (all the reviews I've read are raving about her, but I found her meh attempt at a Valley Girl accent distracting) but she has a lot of LOL moments. If you go, watch the horrendously awesome E! show "Pretty Wild" or read the Vanity Fair article. Knowing which quotes are real make it funnier.

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    JOBS full trailer out. At least they stopped with the cutesy caps.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hqBpEpnwMQ

    I HOWLED at "Typeface isn't a pressing issue!" "Get out." They just bagged all the designers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anita18 View Post
    JOBS full trailer out. At least they stopped with the cutesy caps.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hqBpEpnwMQ

    I HOWLED at "Typeface isn't a pressing issue!" "Get out." They just bagged all the designers.

    It does not bode well for the movie that it took them so long to release a full length trailer. If you all really want to see a good movie about the rise of and rivalry between Jobs and Gates watch Pirates of Silicon Valley.
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    Saw two older movies recently that I loved (and liked)....

    LOVED Oliver! (Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed, Mark Lester and Jack Wild). I think this was the first movie I ever saw, I would have been five, so I hardly remembered anything. And was I surprised to find out what an amazing soundtrack this movie has! Brilliant song after brilliant song! And wonderful production numbers, couldn't take my eyes off the screen for fear of missing something wonderful. Great performances all around, although a tad melodramatic () but I think that's what they were going for. What a wonderful movie! One interesting thing I learned from imdb is that Jack Wild, who played the Artful Dodger, went on to play Jimmy on H.R. Pufnstuf. I loved that weird show as a kid!

    The movie I liked was Charade (Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn and George Kennedy). Wonderful, witty dialogue, fast-paced script and great performances from the two leads. I had watched "Wait Until Dark" a few years back and after seeing this one, I'm thinking I need to search out more Audrey Hepburn movies. Love her!

    Quote Originally Posted by orbitz View Post
    SR made $125 million over the three days opening; However, the film production budget was $225.
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    SR = ??
    I think orbitz meant MoS (Man of Steel) instead of SR (Superman Returns). It's interesting that SR was mentioned because according to the-numbers.com, the budget was 232 million and advertsing was 41 million. So just over 270 for the cost. The movie made 200 million in North America, 190 million worldwide and other revenue included 81 million in DVD sales, and more than 60 million in merchandising revenue (The Hollywood Reporter). IMAX revenue was 22 million, but maybe that was included in the 200 N.A box office. Even excluding this 22 million, the movie's income was 430 million, almost doubling the costs. So I can't figure out why they didn't continue with a sequel or two (or three...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    ... Oliver! (Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed, Mark Lester and Jack Wild)
    I agree, great film. With the possible exception of the ridiculousness of "Who Will Buy" -- I know you have to suspend disbelief in large choreographed numbers, particularly in musicals of that era, but that one stretches credulity beyond the breaking point.

    And I cannot hear or watch Shani Wallis sing "As Long As He Needs Me" without crying.

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    I just came home from a matinee of "World War Z." As an action film I found it 1000x times better than "Man of Steel," but it is hardly catering to the same family-friendly audience. There are some major plot holes, but the pacing of the film is great and I could hardly believe when it was over that it was actually two hours later. I guess it depends on how much you buy the whole third act as to whether or not you will like the film, and the last five minutes seem poised more for making a sequel than a conclusive ending, but I guess this tested better than the original last third of the movie which was famously scrapped, re-written and re-shot.

    Anyway, I'd recommend this over MoS anyday. Grade B+ from me.
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    Just saw World War Z and totally 2nd Peibeck's comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    I think orbitz meant MoS (Man of Steel) instead of SR (Superman Returns). It's interesting that SR was mentioned because according to the-numbers.com, the budget was 232 million and advertsing was 41 million. So just over 270 for the cost. The movie made 200 million in North America, 190 million worldwide and other revenue included 81 million in DVD sales, and more than 60 million in merchandising revenue (The Hollywood Reporter). IMAX revenue was 22 million, but maybe that was included in the 200 N.A box office. Even excluding this 22 million, the movie's income was 430 million, almost doubling the costs. So I can't figure out why they didn't continue with a sequel or two (or three...)
    IMO, they wrote themselves into a hole by giving Superman a kid. The subsequent movies wouldn't be about Superman, but his son discovering his powers. I don't think comic book fans would have been interested in seeing such a thing. There's nothing akin to it in the comics, anyway. The only other avenue was killing him off, but that's a Batman movie thing, not a Superman movie thing.

    A sequel apparently was in the works immediately after Superman Returns was released, but they couldn't agree on how the script should go and then people just moved on to other projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anita18 View Post

    A sequel apparently was in the works immediately after Superman Returns was released, but they couldn't agree on how the script should go and then people just moved on to other projects.
    Strange thing though is neither Brandon Routh nor Kate Bosworth had much of a career afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yehudi View Post
    Strange thing though is neither Brandon Routh nor Kate Bosworth had much of a career afterwards.
    I was more referring to the director Bryan Singer, and probably the writers too.

    Yeah, I think there's also that "Superman curse" people have bandied about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Saw two older movies recently that I loved (and liked)....

    LOVED Oliver! (Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed, Mark Lester and Jack Wild). I think this was the first movie I ever saw, I would have been five, so I hardly remembered anything. And was I surprised to find out what an amazing soundtrack this movie has! Brilliant song after brilliant song! And wonderful production numbers, couldn't take my eyes off the screen for fear of missing something wonderful. Great performances all around, although a tad melodramatic () but I think that's what they were going for. What a wonderful movie! One interesting thing I learned from imdb is that Jack Wild, who played the Artful Dodger, went on to play Jimmy on H.R. Pufnstuf. I loved that weird show as a kid!

    The movie I liked was Charade (Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn and George Kennedy). Wonderful, witty dialogue, fast-paced script and great performances from the two leads. I had watched "Wait Until Dark" a few years back and after seeing this one, I'm thinking I need to search out more Audrey Hepburn movies. Love her!
    I'm very fond of both of those. And Audrey is my favorite actress. Wait Until Dark always scares the bejabers out of me, though!
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    PeterG...LOVED Oliver! Consider yourself, well in!

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    Went and saw World War Z (despite being opening weekend) and it was really really good. Way way better than that load of crap Superman movie.
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