The Fifth Estate
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Thor: The Dark World
The Book Thief
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Grace Of Monaco
I guess so. I never pay attention to what's showing now in the movie theatre mostly because I can't afford to see everything I'd like to; have to wait til its on dvd at redbox or better still free from the library. "Prisoners" is still playing on moore at the warren imax but there's no bus there and thats a pretty long sweaty bike ride away from norman. We are down to only one movie theatre now-the dollar (or two) theatre closed abruptly with no warning :-P
I saw Rush last night - very enjoyable, well paced movie. Started a little slow, but cool story about racing and friendship. I do not know much about racing, so not sure about accuracy, but good entertainment. The filming of the race scenes looked difficult to do. Daniel Bruhl was very good, did not recognize him at first. Chris Hemsworth looks like Brad Pitts younger brother.
The Honeymoon is a family drama with some thriller elements thrown in. It unfolds very slowly, and effectively. Powerful, and fully of some amazing imagery.
Good Vibrations is based on the real-life story of Terri Hooley, "the godfather of punk" in Belfast in the late 70s and early 80s. Lots of humour but pathos too, highly entertaining even if you have little or no interest in punk (me). What amazed me the most was how upbeat and unfailingly hopeful he remained throughout the time of Belfast's "Troubles."
I highly recommend both of these films.
I saw "Jimmy P." today. While I acknowledge the excellent performance of both del Toro and Mathieu Amalric in the movie, I can't say I liked it, but that's because I don't like Amalric's face and voice.
There were a few moments when I was really drawn into the narration, though.
I agree with smurrfy, "Rush" was very good, and I am in no way a fan of racing or NASCAR/Formula One, etc. If I didn't know going in, I would never have suspected this was a Ron Howard directed movie. Other than looks, I can't say I've ever been impressed with either Hemsworth brother, but I like Chris Hemsworth in this. Daniel Bruhl was excellent as his rival. The film has a good screenplay by Peter Morgan (who also wrote "The Queen" and "Frost/Nixon.")
Best bets for award potential seem to be tech though, especially since the film opened to just middling box office this weekend, I guess.
I can see male skaters using the soundtrack for programs next season, though!
I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.
I want to see "Rush" but it is not scheduled for any screen nearby. We have "Meatballs" on 2 screens, but no "Rush".
Thanks to PI .. I discovered I'm actually a Nontheist
"Love is better than Anger, Hope is better than fear" Jack Layton 1950-2011
"Easier with practice" is worth slogging
Thru. Its about phone sex...but not really. It has a v interesting twist.
"Blindness" I am not really sure what it's about but the name-brand stars turn in real gd performances.
As do the ones in "evening." That's v gd but get out the tissues for it.
"Boogie Woogie"-I don't know how many films i've seen about the high stakes art world i've seen but they seem to have the same plot but this film had the most laughs to it. Worth watching once.
If this is to end in fire
Then we will all burn together
I saw Don Jon and while I didn't hate it (am a Gordon-Levitt fan) I didn't love it. Julianne Moore was the best part of the movie. Tony Danzo was in the movie just to say the F-word over and over and over. Charlize Theron's best movie to me was Cider House Rules and I 100% agree about The Book Thief........it is a great book. I liked Schindler's List book and movie.......if I remember correctly he wife said somewhere that Schindler's didn't do anything memorable before the war or after, only during it.
I saw Rush last night, and I thought it was quite brilliant. Most of the advertising focus has been on Hemsworth (at least for what I've seen), but make no mistake, this is Daniel Brühl's film. I really hope people will see this film even if they don't know anything about Formula 1 racing, it's really about the characters and the differences - and similarities - between them.
Wow. There are SO many new movies coming out this week! Twice as many as the largest number I ever remember being released in one week. The list is so big I'm going to post documentaries in one post and non-documentaries in the next. I've put them in rough order of what I liked best.
October 4 - The Institute – From imdb.com: “Feature-length documentary that examines a San Francisco-based Alternate Reality Game, where thousands of participants got more than they bargained for.”
October 2 - Let the Fire Burn – Documentary. From imdb.com: “On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped two pounds of military explosives onto a city row house occupied by the radical group MOVE. The resulting fire was not fought for over an hour ...”
October 4 - Linsanity – Documentary, narrated by Daniel Dae Kim. From imdb.com: “The life story of basketball sensation, Jeremy Lin.”
October 2 - Def Leppard: Viva Hysteria Concert – Musical documentary. From imdb.com: “A performance captured live over nine nights during the band's spring 2013 residency at The Joint located in the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas.”
October 4 – CinemAbility – Documentary – From imdb.com: “This documentary examines the ever-changing portrayals of disability story lines in film, TV and the web to see if the media has had a hand in transforming the societal inclusion of people with disabilities.”
October 4 - The Summit – Documentary. From imdb.com: “The story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.”
October 1 - Branca's Pitch – Documentary about 1951 National League pennant. From imdb.com: “a portrait of an aging man bent on righting his legacy because for 60 years he has viewed himself as a winner despite a public image as the ultimate loser.”
October 4 - Narco Cultura – Documentary. From imdb.com: “To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco traffickers have become iconic outlaws and the new models of fame and success. They represent a pathway out of the ghetto - a new form of the American Dream, fueled by the war on drugs.”
October 4 - Metallica Through the Never – Action Music
4.5 million views
October 4 - Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde – Documentary. From imdb.com: “a cinematic adventure that examines the vibrant life of a cowboy, conservationist and award-winning writer, who through extreme perseverance is preserving part of America.”
The Institute and Let the Fire Burn will be must-see's for me. CinemAbility, The Summit and Running Wild all look good as well. Is it just me, or does some of the cinematography for The Summit look AMAZING?? The trailer says it's made by the same people who made Touching the Void. And I'm not much into sports, but both Linsanity and Branca's Pitch look like they're so well made that I'm adding them to my list also. Narco Cultura look like a good movie too, but I don't think I'll be able to handle the violence, so I'm skipping this one.
It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.
Box office chart for this past weekend. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 came in at #1, in just over 4,000 theatres, $8,520 per theatre average resulting in a 34 million opening. I couldn't find what the budget for it was, but the first one was 100 million. (That movie made 236 million worldwide and 46 million in DVD sales.) So I'm not sure if that 34 million is good or bad... Prisoners slipped from #1 to #2 and took in only 10 million. Doesn't look like this one will hit the 100 million mark (it's only at 38 million now). Rush jumps from #37 to #3 and it's gross makes a +5,247% increase. I'm almost wondering if it made it to the chart last week because a few theatres showed the movie a day earlier than they were supposed to. I've seen things like this happen on the pop music charts for singles that are sold a day or two early, so they debut at #97 and them jump to #4 the next week. Don Jon debuts at #5, I thought it was going to do MUCH better. It opens behind Baggage Claim, which did much better than I expected. Both took in around 9 million, but the budget for Don Jon was only 5.5 million. Gordon-Levitt (the writer-director of the movie) found some producers who know how to budget! Oh, and the only movie to have a better per-theatre average that Cloudy's $8,502 was "Atharintiki Daaredi" which opened at #15 with a $13,393 average. Anybody seen it yet?
Here's the other new movies coming out this week (the first three in bold have been listed earlier in this thread):
October 4 - Gravity - Sci-Fi with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney
14+ million views
October 4 - Runner Runner - Crime with Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton and Anthony Mackie
3.6 million views
October 4 - Grace Unplugged - Christian musical drama with James Denton and Kevin Pollak
October 4 - A.C.O.D. – Comedy with Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O'Hara, Amy Poehler, Ken Howard, Jessica Alba and Jane Lynch
October 4 - Five Dances – Musical romantic drama, new cast. From imdb.com: “The coming of age tale of an extraordinarily gifted young dancer recently arrived in New York City.”
October 4 - Vikingdom – Adventure with Dominic Purcell
October 4 - All is Bright – Comedy drama with Paul Giamatti, Paul Rudd and Sally Hawkins
October 4 - The Dirties – Drama, new cast. From imdb.com: “Two best friends are filming a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school. One of them isn't joking.”
October 4 - Pulling Strings – Romantic comedy with new cast and Stockard Channing & Tom Arnold
October 4 - Concussion – Drama with Robin Weigert [Deadwood] and Ben Shenkman
October 4 - My Last Day Without You – Romantic comedy drama, new cast. From imdb.com: “On a one-day business trip to New York, a young German business executive falls in love with a singer-songwriter who exposes him to her Brooklyn world and emotions he's never experienced before.”
October 4 - Red Wing – Romantic drama with Bill Paxton, Luke Perry, Frances Fisher
October 4 - I Used to Be Darker - Musical drama, unknown cast. From imdb.com: “A runaway seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore and finds their marriage ending and her cousin in crisis. In the days that follow, the family struggles to let go of the past while searching for new things to hold onto.”
October 4 - Nothing Left to Fear – Horror with Clancy Brown, Anne Heche and James Tupper
October 4 - Bad Milo – Comedy horror with Ken Marino, Patrick Warburton and Mary Kay Place
My thoughts about some of these trailers:
Five Dances is one I definitely recommend you check out that trailer for, it totally took me by surprise. It looks to be wonderfully directed. A.C.O.D looks to be really funny, but with that cast, it’s to be expected. Vikingdom has a strange trailer. It looks like there are some incredible visuals…but at times the look is really cheap as well. I’m guessing they took some chances with the great look of the film and came up with a fail at times. What do you think? The Dirties could be a surprise success (at least artistically if not financially). And Pulling Strings looks to be quite charming…great cast in this one. Unsure about Concussion and Red Wing, if you watch the trailers for either of these, let me know what your thoughts are. I think I’ll give Red Wing a chance only because the young male lead makes for one HOT cowboy!
It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.
I saw Enough Said yesterday and LOVED it. It's hilarious...like the entire theatre was brew ha ha'ing in gleeful unison. And it's incredibly sweet, and subtle. The chemistry between Julia Louis Dreyfus and James Gandolfini is fantastic and completely believable. Every member of the cast is pretty much pitch perfect.
CANNOT WAIT for Gravity!
SpoilerI don't really think James Hunt beat up a journalist, for example.
However, the "Tell the priest to f*ck off, I'm still alive!" is actually true.
SpoilerI guess it helps when Lauda is still alive, and puts Hemsworth at a disadvantage that Hunt is dead.
I absolutely LOVED "Rush". Sure, there were parts of it that were exaggerated, and a few things inserted for creative licence, like Hunt and Lauda's F3 battle (they never met on track til F1), but it was really great as a movie. The cars were spectacular. How they found that many 1976 era cars still in raceable condition - and then convinced the owners to part with their pride and joys long enough to film - is nothing short of a miracle. (Apparently the trick was that most of the driver doubles were the owners of their cars.)
And the scene with the Italian Ferrari fans, Niki, Marlene and the car was absolutely hilarious if only because that is EXACTLY how the tifosi would react. (The tifosi are the Italian Ferrari fans. Extremely passionate, deadly serious about their racing, absolutely living and dying with Ferrari's fortunes - and mostly, a great bunch to hang out with at a race.)
I could probably go through the entire movie and tell you everything I loved, but that would a) make for a very long post and b) include lots of spoiler tags, so I won't bother at this stage. I mean, I could go all anorak, and nit-pick that you could tell some circuits - like Watkins Glen, Kyalami, Paul Ricard etc - were actually Oulton and Donington Park in the UK, but hey. Most of the tracks they raced at are no longer used for racing and are in an unfit condition to film racing scenes on. Kyalami, for example, no longer exists. The Nordeschleife section of the Nurburgring hasn't been used since 1976 - they race on a shorter, safer, redesigned version.
Ahem. Now I'm rambling. But I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooved this movie.
I picked up "61*" on a whim and it turned out to be a real fine baseball mov ie directed by, of all people, Billy Crystal. Movie tells the story of the season Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris unexpectedly came close to beating Babe Ruth's homerun record. A gd study of what it takes to overcome adversities as well as handling triumphs. Stars Thomas Jane and Barry Pepper with supporting cast of many many "hey I know that guy" actors. Beautifully photographed by Haskell Wexler. Definitely recommend.
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I watched Love and Other Drugs last night. I didn't know anything about this film except who the two leads were, so I had no expectations. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not sure if you'd call it a romcom -- there are comic moments for sure but it's more of a dramedy. Aside from some great acting from Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway (and both looking amazing, clothed and unclothed), I was also pleased to see some of my favourites in supporting roles -- including Oliver Platt, Josh Gad, Hank Azaria, and Judy Greer.
Some of the "issues" were perhaps dealt with a little too tritely, but overall a very entertaining film.