View Poll Results: Which Of These New Movies Interest You? (Trailers Below For Viewing)

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  • Don Jon

    10 15.38%
  • Gravity

    25 38.46%
  • Captain Phillips

    12 18.46%
  • The Fifth Estate

    17 26.15%
  • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

    5 7.69%
  • Ender's Game

    12 18.46%
  • Last Vegas

    4 6.15%
  • Thor: The Dark World

    21 32.31%
  • The Book Thief

    22 33.85%
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    35 53.85%
  • Grace Of Monaco

    10 15.38%
  • Oldboy

    4 6.15%
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    Gravity remained at #1 on this week's box office chart. It took in just over 30 million in it's third week, for U.S. total of 170 million combining it with 114 million overseas for a total of 284 on a budget of 110 million. And it hasn't even been out for a whole month yet!! Captain Phillips barely edged out Carrie for the #2 spot, both taking in just over 16 million. The budget for Carrie is 30 million so in just one weekend, it's made back half of the production budget. No international numbers for Carrie yet, not sure if this is the type of movie that will do well overseas. Sly and Ahnold's "Escape Plan" opened at #4 with almost nine million in revenue, but on a 50 million budget, things aren't looking good. International box office will probably save it though. The Fifth Estate was silenced at the box office, debuting at #8 with less than 2 million in revenue, with less than $1,000 per theatre average. With a budget of 28 million, this one looks to be a pretty big loser at the box office. (28 million budget??? ) The only other thing that stands out to me on this week's chart is the debut of 12 Years A Slave at #16 in only 19 theatres....where it took in $48,617 per theatre! HUMONGOUS!! The next closest per theatre average in the top twenty is Gravity at $7,861.

    Very few new releases this week. I'll definitely be watching "The Square". "Spinning Plates" looks like a well-made movie, but probably not my thing. Thanks to Brian for being the only person who read my previous weekly box office/new release post.

    October 25th - Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa - Comedy with Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tctgUr147zA
    22 million views

    October 25th - The Counselor - Dramatic thriller with Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Rosie Perez, Goran Visnjic and John Leguizamo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ML50I0mVHY
    2.2 million views


    October 25 - The Square – Documentary. From imdb.com: “A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twB2zAOzsKE
    12,000 views

    October 25 - Spinning Plates – Documentary. From imdb.com: “A documentary about three unique restaurants and their respective owners.”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPHaLkd4J28
    2,800 views

    October 25 - Blue is the Warmest Color – French romantic drama. From imdb.com: “Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself.”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2OLRrocn3s
    1.3 million views
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    I really enjoyed Captain Phillips. No desire to see Carrie although I did enjoy the old version back in the day LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    October 25 - Blue is the Warmest Color – French romantic drama. From imdb.com: “Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself.”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2OLRrocn3s
    I saw this at VIFF. Meh. Calling it a "romance" is stretching it -- it's borderline porn. Ok, not really, but there's a lot of gratuitous sex. Not that there's anything wrong with that per se ... but it's not the sort of film you want to be watching in a theatre full of strangers. More importantly, though, I found the relationships entirely unconvincing, and the characters inconsistent. And at 179 minutes, the thing was waaaay too long.

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    In my movie preview club, we saw 'Let It Burn' documentary about the 1985 burning of 61 row houses in Philadelphia against the MOVE organization. Very intriguing, interesting and wow. All footage is 'actual' from testimonies and news reels. The film does a great job of letting the actual events speak for themselves. The movie is based on a book and the authors were there after. Not everything from the book is in the movie. Also there is so much more to the story that was not included due to time. I remember when this event happened, and it was disturbing to see how 61 homes burned after a device was dropped on the one occupied by MOVE. No winners in this story, but the 60 families whose homes were destroyed - wow, and the new homes built for them were condemned in 2000.
    The testimonies during the hearings were very cool to see, and not that I am saying people lied, but near the end when 2 police are testifying - the contrast in how I completely trusted them and how authentic they were compared to many others that had been obviously coached by lawyers. I saw the movie Sunday and am still thinking about it, and I was able to buy the book (autographed) from the authors, so anxious to learn more.

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    Sounds perverse but I am almost tempted to see Bad Grandpa based on the kids beauty pagent scene.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Willy View Post
    Sounds perverse but I am almost tempted to see Bad Grandpa based on the kids beauty pagent scene.
    Me too! That scene has me rolling every time.
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    ^ I think it's a movie I'd rather watch at home though. It's the type of thing I can handle only in small doses.

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    Wow. One of my fav directors and lots of fav actors and that preview of "the counselor" does nothing but make me go meh.
    Have a nice day!

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    Just finished watching The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). I loved it! It stars Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains and Alan Ladd. Great script with a very quick face so it kept my interest at every second. I remember reading about Errol Flynn years ago and about how he was basically a stuntman who lucked out on getting lots of good movies to be in. But I found that he held his own amongst some great talent. Everyone was great and I found Rathbone to be quite alluring. It was interesting to read about Flynn and Rathbone at Wikipedia. If you like movies from the golden age of cinema and haven't seen this one, time to do so. And don't take just my word for it....it has a (very high) 8.0 rating at imdb.com.

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    I got "end of watch" because Michael Pena is in it and I haven't seen him in a while. Omg. This film was not what I was expecting. It is very violent and graphic and emotionally moving. But if graphic gore and hand-held camera work makes you nauseous you better skip it. Otherwise it's an extremely moving film about the debilitating effects of violence on every character in this film.
    I was surprised by this one too. I didn't know if I'd watch it all because I can't take too much violence, but it wasn't a "isn't-violence-cool" kind of movie at all. Much more thoughtful than I expected. I guess I should have know that because I find Jake Gyllenhaal to pretty much always pick good movies for himself. End of Watch is the kind of movie you find yourself thinking about the next day or two, which is a good movie in my opinion!

    Quote Originally Posted by immoimeme View Post
    I just finished watching "silver linings playbook." It gave me a headache, all those people yelling. And I have not a clue what was so Oscar- worthy about Jennifer Lawrence's performance. Was it a slow yr or what. Besides that despite everyone going and on about honesty I didn't feel the characters were all that honest. Maybe because they yelled too much I dunno. I just did not enjoy this movie too much.
    Were you in a bad mood when you watch this? I loved this one!!

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    I didn't care for Warm Bodies. My husband liked it a lot but I was just bored.
    Were you in a bad mood... Hey, I just got the weirdest deja vu feeling!!! Well, I did like Silver Linings Playback better than Warm Bodies, but the latter had a sweetness to it that surprised me. I guess I'm pretty easy to please when it comes to movies. I like about 90% of what I see and rarely don't finish watching a movie I start. And I always rate movies higher than my friends. They gave Carrie a 6/10 and I gave it a 7.5 to 8.
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    Went to the NY Times Film Club screening of Dallas Buyers Club. Really excellent acting all around, particularly from Jared Leto. Despite the subject matter, it's not too depressing, and I thought the pacing was quite good.

    One thing that did bug me was

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    Can't wait to see Dallas Buyers Club. I haven't seen it so I skipped your spoiler. I just have this feeling Leto may walk away with an Oscar for this. A nomination, for sure.
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    This is a cool movie quiz...but very difficult! There are 30 screen shots from various movies with a box after each where you type in the title of the movie. If you are correct, the outline of the box turns green. If you're wrong, it stays red. The directions say no imdb'in! (Which means no googling....you're on your own!) My score? 4 out of 30...

    Here's the link to the quiz

    How did you do?

    How did you do? The ones I got were:

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    I recognized many of the other screen shots, but for the life of me, the movie titles would not pop into my head!
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    I managed to get 14. The ones I got were

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    However I haven`t seen 8 of them. I just have a fairly good base knowledge of movies I haven`t seen.
    "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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    Seeing "Thor" and I think "Free Birds" next week. Will let you know my thoughts!

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    Just finished cheating. Got this one on my own...

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    And with google and imdb.com I got:

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    So the only ones we still need an answer to are #8, #9, #12, #18, #22, #23 and #24.
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    I got 18, without google/IMDb:

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    Errol Flynn's favorite movie of his was "the adventures of don juan." It's tons of fun. I recommend it along with "uncertain glory" and "gentleman jim."
    I did watch the trailer for "don jon" and it looks like a fun, smart film. I'll definitely watch it when it's on dvd.
    Have a nice day!

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    I really did hate "silver linings playbook." It's like an exemplary of everything I hate in modern films. It also seemed like something that would be perfect for tv which I also hate. I found nothing redeeming about it at all. It might be I would love the book but I'm too busy to read it right now.
    Have a nice day!

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    I got 14.

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    Just finished watching a 2008 German film called "The Wave" (Die Welle). Wow. It's actually based on a school class in California about a teacher assigned a project about autocracy. There was an earlier movie with Bruce Davison on this same story, I found this later German version at a library closer to me, so I watched this one first. It's pretty amazing, really good script, direction and performances. Pretty shocking about how effective the teacher created a mob mentality kind of situation, yet was unaware to what extremes the students took the project outside of school. Two thumbs up...way up!

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by michiruwater View Post
    What did Angie get paid for?... Is it that she's currently filming Maleficent? Because she hasn't been in anything since 2011.
    I think the list was for total income (or predicted income as 2013 isn't over yet?) which would include advertisements and maybe royalties on DVD's? A lot of movie stars do ads in Europe and Japan with the condition that they never air in North America. So they make a good chunk of change for things us North Americans never see.

    Quote Originally Posted by orbitz View Post
    CNN article on why audience should stop fact-checking non-documentary films .
    I agree unless the plot hole in the movie is so big then one feels like a big hole in the theatre is going to open up and swallow everyone whole! A lot of little things I just let go of and instead go with the overall effort of the movie. There are some people on the imdb.com message boards that I refer to as "the accent Nazis". What's interesting about them is that often they are wrong when someone from the exact area of where the movie characters is based says, "I live in this town and that accent was good!" Shuts people up pretty quickly.
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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