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Let's Talk Movies! #22 : Steve Jobs, Some Trekkies, An Ozzy...and IRON MAN!!!

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, Feb 26, 2013.

Which Of These New Movies Interest You? (Vote For As Many As You Like)

  1. Oz the Great and Powerful - Fantasy - James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams

    21 vote(s)
  2. Incredible Burt Wonderstone - Comedy - Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi, Steve Carell

    5 vote(s)
  3. March 15th - The Call - Thriller - Abigail Breslin, Halle Berry and Morris Chestnut

    6 vote(s)
  4. March 22nd - Admission - Comedy - Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen and Lily Tomlin

    10 vote(s)
  5. April 12th - Oblivion - Action, Sci-Fi - Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman and Melissa Leo

    4 vote(s)
  6. April 12th - Scary Movie 5 - Comedy, Horror - Ashley Tisdale, Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen

    4 vote(s)
  7. April 19th - jOBS - Drama - Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, James Woods, Matthew Modine

    6 vote(s)
  8. April 26th - Pain & Gain – Action - Rebel Wilson, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Ken Jeong

    3 vote(s)
  9. May 3rd - Iron Man 3 - Action, Sci-Fi - Robert Downey, Jr., Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle

    25 vote(s)
  10. Great Gatsby - Drama, Romance - Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher

    26 vote(s)
  11. Star Trek Into Darkness - Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi - Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana

    35 vote(s)
  12. May 24th - The Hangover III - Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong

    8 vote(s)
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  1. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    Lots of good movies coming out this week. I was surprised that big movies like Now You See Me and After Earth did not make my original list of the major studio movies. Maybe they had not set specific release dates at that time?? But for After Earth to show up in my weekly last of smaller/independent movie releases is pretty :lol: !! That one is at the top of my list because it's such a major release, but then we've got Clive Owen and Gillian Anderson...I'm such an Anderson uber!! :cheer2: And I always enjoy my future husband, Mr. Owen. I'm also a Brit Marling uber, so I'm glad to see her with a more major release for her newest movie, and being surrounded by such a great cast. The Kings of Summer looks like fun, and Hannah Arendt looks intense! :cheer: I'm hoping Crazy Kind of Love will be as sweet as it looks, but I'm skipping the last three movies. The "celebrating thieves" caper is :rolleyes: to me, I'm pretty sure that Ephraim's Rescue is a Christian film, but seems to be hiding that fact (I'm not against Christian movies, I watched one a while back that I liked alright, "The Path of Wind" - well, except one part I won't mention to avoid spoiling)...I just feel some Christian movies hide their Christian theme to get more viewers, which seems underhanded to me. And American Mary...I like horror/thriller movies but I fear this one could be a torture porn type of movie, which I can't handle.

    P.S. I have the June to August thread ready to go, I will start that new thread in a couple of days if you are thinking about holding back adding to this thread so that we don't have confusion with two movie threads on the same page. And here's this week's releases:

    May 31 - After Earth (Action adventure sci-fi with Will Smith and Sophie Okonedo)

    May 31 - Shadow Dancer (Thriller with Clive Owen and Gillian Anderson)

    May 31 - The East (Action drama with Ellen Page, Alexander Skarsgård, Julia Ormond, Patricia Clarkson, Jason Ritter and Brit Marling)

    May 31 - The Kings of Summer (Comedy with new cast and Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman)

    May 29 - Hannah Arendt (Biographical drama featuring Janet McTeer. From imdb.com: “A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.”)

    May 31 - Crazy Kind of Love (Romantic comedy drama with Virginia Madsen, Sam Trammell [True Blood], Anthony LaPaglia, Eva Longoria, Christopher Atkins and Zach Gilford)

    May 31 - Now You See Me (Crime thriller with Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson and Michael Caine)

    May 31 - Ephraim's Rescue (Historical drama, new cast. From imdb.com: “By listening to and following his heart, Ephraim Hanks finds his way in life and eventually provides relief and rescue to the suffering Martin Handcart Company. Based on a true story.”)

    May 31 - American Mary (Horror thriller)
  2. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    I rented Gangster Squad to watch tomorrow. I haven't heard good things about it but I figured even if it is awful there is still Ryan Gosling to stare at.
  3. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    Yes, but I heard rumours that he is clothed at points throughout the movie. :blah:
  4. Nell411

    Nell411 Between the click of the light and

    Through most of it. I still think the movie would have been better if it had focused more on Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone`s characters. I didn't find Josh Brolin`s character that interesting.
  5. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

    Yeah, for a very violent movie with a good cast it was weirdly boring. My friend fell asleep.

    I have such hair envy of Emma Stone.
  6. Nell411

    Nell411 Between the click of the light and

    As do I.
  7. all_empty

    all_empty Well-Known Member

    Had to pick between "After Earth" and "Now You See Me" to screen tonight. Chose the former because I'm a sci-fi fan, but the movie could've removed the sci-fi element completely and not changed too much.

    Really generic plot and okay special effects -- everything looked very CGI.

    "Man of Steel" tomorrow so I'm super stoked.
  8. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

    :cheer: Let us know! I wasn't that excited about it until the latest TV spots came out and HOLY CRAP.
  9. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

  10. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

    Yeah, late to the game. We're rarely on time when it comes to movies :lol:

    Just had to pop in to say KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNN!!

    That was fun.
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  11. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

    I like his voice. After we saw it I was musing about how Benedict Cumbersomelastname would turn into Ricardo Montalban. And wondering whether he ever said "Welcome. . . to Fantasy Island!" on set. Gotta get dh to watch more Sherlock.

    Yeah, it wasn't the greatest film ever--geez, the fight scenes just kept going and going and going. . . resolve it already!!!--but I don't go into these things with high expectations. I wait for the dumb lines from Bones and Scotty and Banter Between Spock and Kirk(TM) and stuff like that. And it doesn't hurt when several cast members are good looking (though Chris Pine doesn't do it for me. too obvious).
  12. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

    Ra-Ra-Rasputin, Russia's greatest love machine is Leonardo Di Caprio. Not sure how I feel about it yet.
  13. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

    Why am I not surprised that Leo would be playing a character who dies in the end?! :lol:
  14. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    Will a prosthetic piece be used during this Rasputin movie?!
  15. myhoneyhoney

    myhoneyhoney Well-Known Member

    I. Can't. Wait. I'm such a huge Henry Cavill fan!
  16. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

    And how!
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  17. immoimeme

    immoimeme my posts r modded

    "The Lonliest Planet"-grrrrreat scenery,wweird story. Something BIG was supposed to happen and I only saw two incidents that did have implications of bigness but were sort of brushed off in the plot. Weird! did I mention the beuuuuutiful scenery? its worth watching just for that.
    Believe it or not I had never seen "The Killing Fields." Well now I have and it just made me sick. War is sick. Power games are sick. We need to stop that shit like yesterday and love one another! !!! Now! !!!
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