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Fall MOVIE thread...

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Buzz, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

    Just got back from seeing THE DEVIL and was better than I thought. It was creepy and had me on my toes. Shyamalan did a great job with this one and is back to doing what he does best.
  2. Bostonfan

    Bostonfan Well-Known Member

    I'm intriqued by "Here after" with Matt Damon. I hope it gets good reviews, because the premise is promising.

    And of course Deathly Hallows Part I!
  3. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

    I can't wait for this movie! It's going to be awesome!


    I was looking forward to seeing You Again, but the reviews received weren't very good. I still want to see it, though.

    Last edited: Sep 28, 2010
  4. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

    The Social Network currently has 100% rotten tomatoes rating. There are 35 reviewers on the film, and they all gave it a thumb up. I haven't seen this happen to any movie before. This is definitely the movie that I must see this fall.
  5. Rhianna

    Rhianna ...Her?

    Shyamalan actually didn't have much to do with it. The story was his idea and he produced it, that's all. It was written and directed by different people and I'm sure that was it's saving grace. (I should note, I have yet to see it but I've heard quite good things.)

    I can't wait for this movie, written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher? I'm not sure how it could go wrong.
  6. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

    I'm planning to see Hereafter as well.

    Also, I caught a showing of Never Let Me Go in D.C. It's really good. They did a terrific job adapting the book. That said, I'd be interested to hear what some of you think of it who haven't read the book. It's rather quiet and slow-paced, and I don't know what kind of impression it would have made on me if I didn't already know the story. (I think I still would have liked it, though.)
  7. musicgurl

    musicgurl I know a place...

    I really want to see Never Let Me Go but I will probably have to wait until it comes out on DVD. That's the problem with living in a small Canadian city that only shows smaller movies when the movies are Canadian.
  8. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

    I saw Easy A this weekend. Loved it. It was hilarious and smart. Emma Stone did a great job - she's very charismatic and likeable.

    I'm looking forward to seeing Never Let Me Go and The Social Network and that one Katherine Heigl movie
  9. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

    I want to see:

    The Social Network
    Never Let Me Go
    Harry Potter 7.1
  10. It looks like a fun film but ... from the trailers, Emma Stone looks to be the least convincing high-school-age actor since the cast of Grease.

    For myself, I rarely see films in the theatres -- I generally perfer to wait to see them in a non-talking, non-cell-phone-ringing, non-chair-kicking environment. (Not to mention cat on lap, reclining chair, good snacks, and a good wine or beer.) But I will see Harry Potter on the big screen for sure. So far I've managed to avoid seeing any trailers, but as release time gets closer they'll no doubt be harder to avoid.
  11. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

    I thought Emma Stone was good, but I didn't care for the film itself. The satire was so over-the-top it was cartoonish a lot of the time. And Amanda Bynes, whom I usually like, played her role as if they'd spiked her Red Bull with uppers. Stanley Tucci was pretty good, but Lisa Kudrow and (surprisingly) Patricia Clarkson were awful.
  12. Bev Johnston

    Bev Johnston Well-Known Member

    I can't envision how this is going to be entertaining in the least. I saw the trailers and was unimpressed. I guess I'm just not interested in seeing Zuckerberg's life played out on the big screen.
  13. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

    The Social Network isn't a true biopic. It's a movie based on real life people, but there are scenes and dialogs that are made up to propel the movie along.

    Let Me In, the child vampire movie, is also getting very good reviews, but I'm too chicken to see scary movies.
  14. PDilemma

    PDilemma Well-Known Member

    Nope. She has to beat the cast of the new version of 90210 to win that title. ;)
  15. smurfy

    smurfy Well-Known Member

    I saw the movie in my film club (before release) with discussion after. I thought the movie was fair, but after the discussion, I like it more. Also I have never been a big fan of Keira Knightly, but she really impressed me in this movie. Overall the movie is very well made, good acting, cinematography, but the story is disturbing. Many folks in my film club (about 200 total) did not like, some liked it alot, but no I totally loved it.
  16. susan6

    susan6 Well-Known Member

    I have no interest in seeing The Social Network (my opinion of Facebook is the same as Stan Marsh's). Red on the other hand....Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman kicking @ss? I'm there opening weekend.
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2010
  17. Bostonfan

    Bostonfan Well-Known Member

    RED, I totally forgot about that one. Yeah, I definitely want to see Helen Mirren kick some butt!
  18. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member


    If it's like the Swedish version, I wouldn't really call it scary. It's disturbing in some ways and suspenseful, but not what I'd consider nightmare inducing. You can probably handle it, unless you're super-extra-chicken.
  19. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

    I'm both curious and horrified at Let Me In, since the Swedish original was so good. I wouldn't call it horror, but it is disturbing, heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. It's less about vampires and more about the relationship (and loneliness) between the two kids.

    I don't expect the Hollywood remake to be anywhere near as subtle and good.
  20. Fabrichnova

    Fabrichnova Active Member

    I saw it at an advance screening last night, and I absolutely LOVED it.

    Like you, I wasn't at all interested in seeing a movie about Zuckerberg or a film about Facebook. Obviously, both are integral to the story, but ultimately it's not really a biopic or even just a behind-the-scenes look at Facebook. (You don't necessarily have to be all that familiar with Facebook itself to enjoy the film, basically.) If anything, it was more of a character study about doing business with friends, the sudden trappings of wealth/notoriety at a young age, and how their philosophical differences become more of an issue as the stakes rise.
  21. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

    This movie looks exciting!
  22. The Swedish Let the Right One In was so perfect in its mood-setting, I can't imagine a slick Hollywood remake being anywhere near as good. Plus it's not like horror films are on my "must see" list anyway ... so I doubt very much I'll bother to see it.

    The Facebook movie I'll definitely check out eventually (just because I'm such a Sorkin fan), but probably wait til DVD. After all, I was pretty late coming to the Facebook website ... makes sense I wait a while for the movie. ;)
  23. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    Now I want to see The Social Network even less! Sounds like Boogie Nights but without the porn or the humor.

    TSN could be another Cloverfield ... overhyped and overpraised by the egghead pre-release bloggers*, some who I question have actually seen it, but in the end just good for being different versus "classic, generaion defining". Even if it's "Good" but not great, the huge expectations being created by the early reviews will have whipped up a rabid anticipation that could turn 180 a few days into wide release.

    *I never take stock in Rotten Tomato reviewers. They seem to LOVE to be part of the borg ... whether over-rating to "create" a told-you-so hit from nothing, or under-rating to pile onto a film that's supposedly "beneath" their intellect.
  24. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    Well, to play DEVIL's advocate, M. Night did not write or direct this movie. The story idea was his, but the writer is Brian Nelson (who wrote Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night). M. Night did co-produce the movie however...with Sam Mercer (Jarhead, Things We Lost In The Fire, Mission To Mars).

    I saw Devil yesterday with a friend and we both really liked it. I'm a major Shyamalan fan (have liked every single movie he's done), but my friend said he was disappointed with the dialogue in "Lady In The Water" and "The Happening". (I pressed him to give me something specific about what he didn't like!) My friend felt Shyamalan redeemed himself with this movie, but like I mentioned, he didn't direct or write this movie. So maybe people will give it a chance!

    It had some good scares (I saw my friend JUMP in his seat one time!) :lol: and the movie held my interest from start to finish. Very well-paced and suspenseful. A great popcorn movie!! :respec:
  25. Fabrichnova

    Fabrichnova Active Member

    Maybe I'm not describing it correctly. At any rate, Aaron Sorkin wrote the screenplay, so you can count on a lot of witty dialogue. But then, I also thought Juno's dialogue was funny, and most people I know found it obnoxious and overly stylized.
  26. dramagrrl

    dramagrrl Well-Known Member

    Many people find Sorkin's writing obnoxious and overly stylized, too - it was one of the reasons why Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip was so polarizing and eventually died an early death. I happen to be a Sorkin-worshipper who loved S60 to pieces and was a die-hard fan of The West Wing, but I can see how some people aren't into his writing style.

    I saw Never Let Me Go at TIFF and thought it was quite lovely. The book was better - but I find that to be the case 99% of the time when it comes to book-to-movie adaptations.
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  27. Allen

    Allen Glad to be back!


    I agree, I love Never Let Me Go, well, I must since I teach it every semester, and while I enjoyed the film, it just didn't have that beautiful crushing emotion that is so present in the novel.

    I have heard really good things about Let Me In. I was skeptical because LTROI is one of my favorite films. I do not buy the reviews that say the American version is better, but I will find out come Friday afternoon.
  28. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

    The 'Top critics' quoted on RT are not paid RT employee or some run of the mill internet nobody. They're legit reviewers from National magazines and newspapers, ie, Time, Newsweek, NY Times, Rolling Stones, etc. I'm sure Roger Ebert is perfectly capable of forming his own opinion and not get caught up in being "part of the borg".
  29. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

    That does look intriguing. I might actually see it. I hadn't really heard of it until this thread.

    Anxiously awaiting your review. I don't feel very motivated to go see it, but I might out of plain old curiosity.
  30. After watching Martin Sheen & Emilio Estevez on Strombo the other night I'm interested in seeing their new movie, The Way. (BTW, the interview is worth watching just for the story of how Sheen came to the Toront film festival for the movie premier ... and ended up joining a picket line. LOL. Intervew starts at about 9:35. Not sure if it's geoblocked outside of Canada.)

    I'm also going to try to check out Barney's Version opening here at the Vancouver film fest. It was my favourite Mordecai Richler novel and the movie was a real labour of love, so I have high hopes for it. Plus Paul Giamatti is I think just about perfect casting for Barney.