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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    I watched Life of Pi last night. Found it a bit tough to get into at first, but once things kicked into gear, I was quite captivated. And then afterwards...it's the kind of movie that stays with you and you keep thinking about it. Man, do I love Ang Lee and think he and Deepa Mehta are my favourite directors of all time. I checked imdb.com and then Wikipedia to see what he'll be doing next. The only listing is executive producer for a TV series called "Tyrant". Here's the brief synopsis for the FX show from imdb.com:

    Series tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation.
    I didn't recognize the names of anyone who will be in the show. Wikipedia says Lee was set to direct the pilot, but that he quit it to take a break from his "hectic schedule". Wonder if that referred to the publicity he did for Life of Pi? Cause I hadn't seen any mention of what he'll be working on next, so...there's the imdb message boards! Chatter about him directing Cleopatra starring Angelina Jolie (I'm all in!!).

    Quote Originally Posted by michiruwater View Post
    The author has confirmed that the movie is narrated by Death, but they have not released the name of the actor playing Death yet.
    I bet whoever gets cast will kill it.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    November 27th - Grace of Monaco - Biography with Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Frank Langella, Parker Posey and Milo Ventimiglia
    ...no trailer on youtube...
    Just checked to see if a trailer was up and there's no official trailer yet, but there is a teaser trailer.

    Quote Originally Posted by all_empty View Post
    Just screened "Getaway."

    Studios usually screen week of release if a movie is really bad to shorten the time bad reviews can circulate.

    It was pretty much the worst movie I've seen all summer.
    Looks like it made 10.5 at the box office on a budget of 18 million (and apparently didn't even get released internationally). Sounds like your review saved us all some time!
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    We just came home from watching Gravity with two friends. God, it was phenomenal. Probably the best movie of the whole year for me. Anybody still tempting to go: it's all worth the money, and if you have the chance to see it in IMAX, GO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Just checked to see if a trailer was up and there's no official trailer yet, but there is a teaser trailer.
    The release date for Grace of Monaco has been bumped until after the new year now as well. I can't remember if it was January or in the spring. But definitely to late for Oscar contention this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by igniculus View Post
    We just came home from watching Gravity with two friends. God, it was phenomenal. Probably the best movie of the whole year for me. Anybody still tempting to go: it's all worth the money, and if you have the chance to see it in IMAX, GO!
    I won't get to see it in IMAX. My town is to small. But I'm going on Wednesday and I am insanely excited for it!
    "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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    I saw Oblivion today. I had lowered my expectations after hearing bad word of mouth about it. So I of course enjoyed it. I found it to be more of an art film almost, compared to be a big Hollywood popcorn movie. It was very quiet and subdued. I recommend it if you want a quiet, thoughtful relaxing night at home with a movie.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sofia Alexandra View Post
    And I used to say that I'd see anything with Benedict Cumberbatch in it, too, but I can't stand Julian Assange, so I think I'll give The Fifth Estate a miss. At least until it shows up on the telly or on Netflix.
    They've been promoting this movie on TV like crazy, so it's going to be interesting to see how it does. I thought it was going to be the type of the movie that would come and go very quickly, but with all this publicity, maybe they're hoping it will do well and/or be an Oscar contender.

    I heard on the radio that people are not happy with the casting of Hunnam and a petition was launched online and now has 75,000 signatures. Found this article which confirms it and this petition suggests Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel for the roles. I'm game for Bomer in anything (or out of anything!) but Bledel? I google imaged her and she looks like if a mild breeze came her way, she's crumbled up and blow away. It's that what the character in the book is like? ( is so!)

    Quote Originally Posted by DAngel View Post
    And as always, thanks for all the hard work Peter
    You're welcome!
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    I saw Oblivion today. I had lowered my expectations after hearing bad word of mouth about it. So I of course enjoyed it. I found it to be more of an art film almost, compared to be a big Hollywood popcorn movie. It was very quiet and subdued. I recommend it if you want a quiet, thoughtful relaxing night at home with a movie.
    Oblivion is actually one of the big movies that didn't disappoint me this year

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    I'm game for Bomer in anything (or out of anything!) but Bledel? I google imaged her and she looks like if a mild breeze came her way, she's crumbled up and blow away. It's that what the character in the book is like? ( is so!)
    What have you got against Sasha Cohen?

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    Watched 'The Bling Ring' courtesy of Netflix. Great film! An indictment of where we are as a society in terms of our reality show based lifestyle; just doesn't matter what you do, as long as you grab attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by igniculus View Post
    We just came home from watching Gravity with two friends. God, it was phenomenal. Probably the best movie of the whole year for me. Anybody still tempting to go: it's all worth the money, and if you have the chance to see it in IMAX, GO!
    I agree. It was pretty amazing. Bullock's earned an Oscar. And yes, this has to be seen on a big screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAngel View Post
    What have you got against Sasha Cohen?
    Alexis does look EXACTLY like Sasha, except for eye color. My dad always got them mixed up!

    Too bad I can't watch Gravity. It sounds great, but it also sounds like it plays on every single phobia I've got (and might even end up giving me more phobias). I'd be under my seat in the fetal position, whimpering, by the end.
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    Just got home from seeing Gravity. Sandra Bullock will get an Oscar, there's just no doubt about it. Powerful movie, even if the laws of physics were stretched just a teensie weensy bit in a few places, but that's okay, because the movie is gripping.

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    Watched Parker (Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez) tonight. I quite liked it. Thought the script and direction were quite good and the two leads had good chemistry (and were amazing to look at! ). And Nick Nolte, Michael Chiklis, Patti LuPone and Bobby Cannavale are welcome on screen anytime (they all had fairly small parts though). A good crime thriller and some amazing Palm Beach scenery as a bonus.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn View Post
    For those interested in classic movies, TCM is airing the 1927 Silent Movie Metropolis -- if you haven't seen it, it is/was, for its time, an absolute masterpiece of cinema, and one not to be missed.
    Anybody else ever hear the soundtrack Giorgio Moroder did for the 1980's re-release of this movie? I loved it! It featured Bonnie Tyler, Pat Benatar and Adam Ant (and a few others). Great pop rock stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by peibeck View Post
    I saw "Closed Circuit" yesterday. A really gripping thriller, rather a shame that it is tanking at the box office. Other than being perfectly porny, Eric Bana is quite good in the film...
    I was going to agree with the perfectly porny comment and mention how much Bana's beauty was the best thing about Cold Light of Day but then I remembered it was actually Henry Cavill.

    Quote Originally Posted by michiruwater View Post
    I saw Eyes Wide Shut last night. It... was ****ing amazing. I can't even describe. I know it polarized pretty much everyone, but I adored it. In my Top 10 for sure. And it was gorgeous. And Nicole Kidman is gorgeous. And people do not give Tom Cruise the credit he deserves as an actor, even if I don't like him as a person. Plus, I mean, the whole thing was, as I said, gorgeous. Sometimes style is too much but I love, love, loved it here.
    I think that movie was one that I gave up on initially. I might have been I was too busy and had to return it to the library. Although I probably watched other movies I had and returned that one instead. I believe I finally decided to watch it again a few years ago to find out how it ended. Now I don't rememember what happened...but I often forget endings of movies!
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    Let's Talk Movies! #24: Don, Phillips, Thor, An Oldboy, A Jackass And Even Tw...

    You all (and the reviews elsewhere) have me convinced. I'm going to see Gravity tomorrow and splurging on IMAX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Anybody else ever hear the soundtrack Giorgio Moroder did for the 1980's re-release of [Metropolis]? I loved it! It featured Bonnie Tyler, Pat Benatar and Adam Ant (and a few others). Great pop rock stuff.
    Yes - its great. In particular, Here's My Heart - Pat Benatar

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    I'd like to see Gravity in 3D and IMAX, because it sounds amazing, but we only have one IMAX theatre here in Sweden, at the Natural History Museum in Stockholm, and they stick to documentaries.

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    I really like the "Gravity" trailer soundtrack. Would be great to see someone skate to it. Czisny, Abbott, Chan, Volosozhar/Trankov.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Daiz6iqSIE0
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    Another movie I saw yesterday was Upside Down (Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst). This is a tough one to review! Like Oblivion, I think it's more of an art film that people might have expected. And it's probably even more quiet and subtle than Oblivion. It's almost the movie equivalent of a painting at a museum, but you get to see the painting at various stages. That sounds like a bad thing for a movie in that it's lacking in plot...which this movie kind of is. But I can't say it's a bad film. I'm also wondering to what extent the filmmaker wanted this movie to be a statement about segregation and racism? As far as this movie being a "moving painting", it is beautiful to look at it. The leads are both attractive too, but their characters are not the most dynamic couple to ever grace the silver screen. But that's kind of nice because it's cool to see a movie about people who are more every-day types. So I recommend this one, but go into it with the agreement that "less is more" sometimes.

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    I saw a preview before the film that they're remaking 'Carrie'? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrie_(2013_film)

    Why bother if the original was such a classic? I'm sure Chloe Grace Moretz is a fine actress, but Sissy Spacek in the original role was so perfectly creepy (that alabaster skin and icy blue eyes staring out while covered in blood is one of cinema's iconic moments). I also love Julianne Moore, but I don't think anyone could channel religious nutcase better than Piper Laurie. Both had been Academy Award nominees in 1976 for their roles
    Quote Originally Posted by immoimeme View Post
    "The electric horseman" was incredibly baaaaad. You can safely never watch it. Don't ever watch it and thank me profusely for that advice lol.
    This is on my To See list...and I still want to see it in spite of your review. I love both Jane Fonda and Robert Redford plus I have a thing for cowboys, so it stays on my list. But...no libraries around we have this! Hoping I might find it online somehow.

    Carrie opens around my birthday, so I told a friend that I'd like to see this as my birthday party. He wants to see it too, so four of us will be going. My expectations are not super-high based on the footage I've seen so far, so it's one of those movies that I will watch and take for what it is rather than what it is not. Going into it that way, I hope to be pleasantly surprised.

    Quote Originally Posted by VALuvsMKwan View Post
    IMAX 3D The Wizard of Oz - just amazing.
    I was going to post in this thread asking if people had thoughts about which movies they liked best from 1939 (a gentle swipe at the other movie thread started)! I decided not to, but as I'm going through this thread again, your post made me think, "hey, we're talking about 1939 movies in this thread all the time"!!
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    Let's Talk Movies! #24: Don, Phillips, Thor, An Oldboy, A Jackass And Even Tw...

    I'm waiting for Gravity! We got here early as the time listed online was 30 minutes faster than what it was supposed to be. So we wait. This is the first movie I will see in IMAX other than educational movies on field trips.
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    I saw Gravity on the weekend. I had seen the trailer and hadn't thought much of it. But after hearing a couple of very good reviews decided to see it. Definitely worth seeing. The direction was amazing and it had so much suspense. You wonder how they created all those space scenes.
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    As always I have to be the major dissenter. I absolutely hated "Gravity." Please people, this survival story was a rip-off of "Cast Away," which had a much better actor at its core and a far more heart-felt story. Granted, the special effects were amazing and the cinematography was spectacular. But please, please, please, for the sake of God, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences do not give Sandra Bullock another underserved Oscar for spending 60 minutes of a 90 minute movie panting like a phone-sex operator. Just NO! I am begging!!! Good heavens, the only thing lacking in the entirely improbable story were some evil aliens and perhaps a great white shark or two.

    After being so psyched after the previews and hearing how amazing this movie was, I so extremely disappointed. Great visuals cannot disguise an overwrought, underwritten plot.

    I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.

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    Let's Talk Movies! #24: Don, Phillips, Thor, An Oldboy, A Jackass And Even Tw...

    I can't even put into words how amazing Gravity was. I saw it in IMAX 3D. I'm shocked anyone could hate this but to each his own. I don't focus on improbabilities when I see a movie about someone trying to survive a catastrophe in space. It was one of the best movies I have ever seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigB08822 View Post
    I don't focus on improbabilities when I see a movie about someone trying to survive a catastrophe in space.
    And given how technically meticulous they wanted to present the reality of "life" in space, I could only focus on the plethora of improbabilities.
    I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.

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