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Let's Talk Movies v.19! (Classics...Time-Travel...Bollywood - We Talk About It All!)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, May 28, 2012.

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

  1. June 1st - Snow White & the Huntsman (Fantasy with Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth)

    20 vote(s)
  2. June 8th - Prometheus (Sci-Fi with Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Charlize Theron)

    18 vote(s)
  3. June 15th - Rock of Ages (Musical with Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand)

    11 vote(s)
  4. June 22nd – Brave (Animated with Julie Walters, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson)

    23 vote(s)
  5. June 22nd - To Rome with Love (Comedy with Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Ellen Page)

    6 vote(s)
  6. June 29th - Magic Mike (Comedy with Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey)

    10 vote(s)
  7. July 3rd - The Amazing Spider-Man (Adventure with Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Sally Field)

    14 vote(s)
  8. July 13th - Red Lights (Thriller with Cillian Murphy, Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver)

    11 vote(s)
  9. July 20th - The Dark Knight Rises (Adventure with Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Tom Hardy)

    34 vote(s)
  10. August 3rd - The Bourne Legacy (Action with Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton)

    14 vote(s)
  11. August 3rd - Total Recall (Action, Sci-Fi with Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and John Cho)

    7 vote(s)
  12. August 10th - Hope Springs (Comedy withMeryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell)

    15 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    Previews for the twelve movies in the poll:

    June 1st - Snow White & the Huntsman (Action, Adventure, Fantasy with Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Eddie Izzard, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan and Ray Winstone)

    June 8th - Prometheus (Sci-Fi with Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Charlize Theron and Idris Elba)

    June 15th - Rock of Ages (Rock Musical with Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary J. Blige and Malin Akerman)

    June 22nd – Brave (Animated, Adventure, Comedy with Julie Walters, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane and John Ratzenberger)

    June 22nd - To Rome with Love (Comedy, Romance with Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg and Ellen Page)

    June 29th - Magic Mike (Comedy with Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Olivia Munn and Adam Rodriguez)

    July 3rd - The Amazing Spider-Man (Action, Adventure with Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Denis Leary and Campbell Scott)

    July 13th - Red Lights (Thriller with Cillian Murphy, Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver, Elizabeth Olsen and Toby Jones)

    July 20th - The Dark Knight Rises (Action, Adventure with Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman)

    August 3rd - The Bourne Legacy (Action with Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Joan Allen, Albert Finney, Stacy Keach and Scott Glenn)

    August 3rd - Total Recall (Action, Sci-Fi with Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy and John Cho)

    August 10th - Hope Springs (Comedy withMeryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell, Jean Smart and Elisabeth Shue)
  2. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all your hard work PeterG! :respec: My picks are Dark Knight, Brave, and Bourne Legacy.
  3. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    Previews for the other major releases coming out in June, July and August:

    June 1st - Piranha 3DD (Comedy, Horror, Thriller with Gary Busey, Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames and David Hasselhoff)

    June 8th - Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (Animated family comedy with Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Frances McDormand, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Bryan Cranston, Jessica Chastain and Martin Short)

    June 8th - Safety Not Guaranteed (Comedy with a new cast including Jake M. Johnson [New Girl])

    June 8th - Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (Dramedy with Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chace Crawford, Kyle MacLachlan and Rosanna Arquette)

    June 7th - Take This Waltz (Drama with Michelle Williams, Seth Rogan and Sarah Silverman)

    June 8th - Bel Ami (Drama with Robert Pattison, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci Colm Meaney and Uma Thurman)

    June 15th - That's My Boy (Comedy with Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Susan Sarandon, James Caan, Milo Ventimiglia, Will Forte, Colin Quinn, Todd Bridges, Vanilla Ice and Ian Ziering)

    June 22nd - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Action, Horror, Supernatural Thriller with Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Alan Tudyk and Rufus Sewell)

    June 22nd - Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (Comedy with Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Derek Luke, Patton Oswalt and William Petersen)

    June 29th - Madea's Witness Protection (Comedy with Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy, Doris Roberts, Tom Arnold, Denise Richards, John Amos and Marla Gibbs)

    June 29th - People Like Us (Drama with Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfeiffer, Olivia Wilde, Jon Favreau and Philip Baker Hall)

    July 5th - Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D (Documentary, Music with a well-cast Katy Perry)

    July 6th – Savages (Crime, Thriller with Taylor
    Kitsch, Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, Benicio del Toro, John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Emile Hirsch)

    July 13th - Ice Age: Continental Drift (Animated, Adventure, Comedy, Family with Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Jennifer Lopez, Wanda Sykes, Keke Palmer, Drake, Heather Morris, Joy Behar and Nicki Minaj)

    July 13th – Ted (Comedy with Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel McHale and Patrick Warburton)

    July 25 Ruby Sparks (Romantic comedy with Paul Dano, Annette Bening, Steve Coogan, Elliott Gould and Antonio Banderas)

    July 27th - Step Up Revolution (Musical with Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman and Peter Gallagher)

    July 27th - The Watch (Comedy, Sci-Fi with Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Will Forte and Billy Crudup)

    August 3rd - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (Comedy, Family with Steve Zahn and Rachael Harris)

    August 10th - 2 Days in New York (Comedy, Romance with Julie Delpy, Chris Rock and Dylan Baker)

    August 10th - The Campaign (Comedy with Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd and Brian Cox)

    August 15th - The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Dramedy with Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Ron Livingston, Dianne Wiest, M. Emmet Walsh and Common)

    August 17th - The Expendables 2 (Action with Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Liam Hemsworth)

    August 17th – ParaNorman (Animated, Comedy, Thriller, Adventure with Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, John Goodman, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Elaine Stritch and Kodi Smit-McPhee)

    August 17th – Sparkle (Drama, Musical with Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Cee Lo Green)

    August 24th - The Apparition (Horror, Supernatural Thriller with Ashley Greene and Tom Felton)

    August 24th - Hit and Run (Action, Comedy, Romance with Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold, Beau Bridges and Kristin Chenoweth)

    August 24th - Premium Rush (Action with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon)

    August 31st - For A Good Time, Call... (Comedy with Seth Rogen, Justin Long, Mimi Rogers and Nia Vardalos)

    August 31st – Lawless (Drama with Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain)

    August 31st - The Possession (Horror with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick and Grant Show)
  4. martian_girl

    martian_girl New Member

    I have to say that I'm morbidly curious about Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter . :lol:

    Other that that I'm looking forward to Brave (it looks gorgeous) and counting down the days until the midnight premiere of Dark Knight Rises.
  5. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

    Me too. :D When we saw the trailer for it my friend and I both burst out laughing -- then immediately made a date to go see it!

    I tend to wait for DVD for most movies, but the I'll almost certainly see Dark Night on the big screen, and possibly Snow White & the Hunter.
  6. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

    Another Movie Starring Taylor Kitsch?! Dare I say that the prospects for that movie is not great. :lol:
  7. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    I agree completely. Plus it looks like it's a great story. Plus it's Pixar's first movie to feature a female lead. :)

    I was planning on putting this one in the poll, but I thought the trailer was abysmal. Maybe there's another trailer out there better than the one I looked at (I usually go with the one that has the most views on youtube). So maybe I picked an older trailer and there's a much better newer one. Still, I'm interested in this movie, I'll wait until I get better info and/or wait to see how it does at the box office.

    I recall a couple of vampire movies he was in which made a few bucks. :p
  8. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

    (OK, reposting this coz Peter closed off the previous thread shortly after I posted it there ...)

    I saw a real gem of a sleeper movie last night: Perfect Sense. To be perfectly honest, the only reason I picked this one up was because it stars Ewan McGreggor, and I'll watch him in anything. And on that level I was not disappointed -- he deliverered his usual quality performance, with a little bonus full-frontal nudity too! (Yes, I did hit the rewind & pause buttons. Want to make something of it?)

    But there is so much more to the film than just Ewan. I don't want to say too much to give it away, but suffice it to say it's about as far removed from a Hollywood disaster/epidemic movie as you can possibly get. (It reminded me a lot in tone of Last Night, the Canadian end-of-the-world film from 1998). It's about personal connections and everyday human exisistance, and filled with some stunning imagery and metaphors -- without being over-intellectual or too "artsy," IYKWIM.

    Anyway, I loved it, and highly recommend looking for it.
  9. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

  10. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

    Snow White and the Huntsman doesn't interest me that much, but I've seriously considered going to see it just for the Les Mis trailer. :D
  11. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

    Sorry, did you not read the part about Ewan McGreggor and full frontal nudity? :D (Eva Green gets nekkid too for those that-way inclined.)

    But seriously ... while the trailer captures the tone of the film quite well (not always the case of course), it was really was a very life-affirming kind of film IMO.
  12. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones look like they play off of each other beautifully (and hilariously) in "Hope Springs."
  13. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

    I might consider seeing Snow White if it starred anyone else but Kristen Steward. :p. But I am considering watching Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, so help me! LOL
  14. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    In one of the earlier threads, the animated movie "Tangled" was referred to as a bomb. It cost $260 million (WTH???) to make and the U.S. box office was 200 million. So a loss of 60 million, right? Which would make it a bomb for sure. But the overseas returns were 385 million. And in it's first week of release as a DVD, it made 51 million and became the #1 selling DVD of 2011. The DVD was now just reached over 100 million in sales.

    It's interesting how profitable some box office bombs are. :lol:
  15. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    "Ted"--I just don't know what to say....(lions and tigers and bears oh my???)
  16. Sofia Alexandra

    Sofia Alexandra Well-Known Member

    The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus, and Brave (though that one won't hit Swedish cinemas until August 31). Red Lights looks interesting too, if only for the cast (Cillian Murphy! :swoon:).
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  17. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

    I'm putting final touches onto my Catwoman costume so...yeah. Three guesses over which summer movie I'm most looking forward to! Actually no, make that one guess. :p
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  18. olympic

    olympic Well-Known Member

    Watched Angelina Jolie's 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' on PPV: Interesting plot and theme, but was it in English (it played that way on my TV)? I found that distracting to watch a foreign film with actors speaking in halting English. It should be viewed in the actors' / country of origin's language.
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  19. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    Chris Hemsworth and Charlize! I know what you are saying about Kristen. Of course I wasn't crazy about the material she had to work with in "Twilight" so maybe we'll see a bit more expression in this one. I love that Charlize is not afraid to be "the bitch." Just saw her in "Young Adult" and loved her...

    I almost forgot: "Young Adult" was double-billed with "Like Crazy." After seeing the latter I was thinking of how much I might like seeing Felicity Jones in the Snow role.
  20. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    To Rome with love, and Hope springs for me. Even though I hate comedies, there are some real stars in these two that would not want to pass up.
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  21. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

    I watched Margin Call last night (a fictionalized version of the events at a fictionalized financial institution leading up to / directly causing the 2008 collapse). I'm still processing how I feel about it. On the one hand, it's refershing to have a film not make judgments, to let you make up your own mind. But on the other ... this is an event that just screams for such judgments to be made!

    But the writing is really, really good, and so is the acting, so definitely worth watching. Would make a good double-bill with Inside Job. ;)
  22. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    I mention that I did not like the trailer for G.I. Joe Retalitaion and then the movie gets pulled. I say that the trailer for Magic Mike is awful and no one votes for the uber-beefcake movie in our poll. I am single-handedly killing Channing Tatum 's career! :drama:

    I read that the movie was shot in both English and Serbo-Croatian. Jolie did so in hopes that the movie would reach a wider audience. I imagine the DVD release will have both versions. I'm not afraid of subtitles, so you know which one I will watch. :)
  23. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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  24. Grannyfan

    Grannyfan Active Member

    I saw The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel today and enjoyed it, though not as much as I expected considering the marvelous cast.
  25. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    I see that Wes Anderson and Bill Murray have worked together again. I don't even know the name of the film but it will be an automatic must-see for me when it is released.
  26. Bev Johnston

    Bev Johnston Well-Known Member

    "Moonrise Kingdom" From the trailer, it looks hilarious.


    I saw "First Position" the other night and thought it was absolutely fantastic.
  27. martian_girl

    martian_girl New Member

    :lol: Here's an article about the delay of GI Joe.
    Apparently, they were going to kill off Tatum's character early in the film. For some reason, test audiences didn't like that. :p)
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  28. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    Thank you. This summer really looks promising.
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  29. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    The movies I watched during the last few days of cold (and cough...thank you Fisherman's Friend)!

    9/10 I Am You - aka In Her Skin (Guy Pearce, Miranda Otto and Sam Neill) - Ruth Bradley as Caroline Reid (the Titanic mini-series) steals the show from some seasoned performers. What an amazing performance! She should have been nominated for an Oscar for sure. This is a great movie to watch with others as it’s one you will want to talk about -possibly for longer than it took to watch the movie. If you’re into dramatic thrillers about someone who has gone missing, you won’t want to miss this one. Here’s the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moqWW9plOtQ

    9/10 Margin Call (Zachary Quinto, Paul Bettany, Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Penn Badgley, Stanley Tucci and Demi Moore) – If I tried to describe what this movie is about, most people would think it sounds incredibly boring. But this movie is SO well made. Perfect script and superbly directed -so well paced. And what a cast!

    89/10 One Day (Anne Hathway and Jim Sturgess) – One of my pet peeves is movies about stupid people doing stupid things. This is a movie that gets it right in regards to likeable yet flawed characters who are doing their best with their lives, but you’re not angry at them for choices they make when they maybe should know better. Often during movies I will watch at double-time with subtitles on, but this one was done so well, that I wanted to spend every second with the characters as the movie unfolded. Bonus feature is getting to look at the beauty of Jim Sturgess’ face for almost two hours. :swoon:

    6/10 Apollo 18 – A decent view, one to get for free from the library, but not to pay for. Somewhat predictable script, but well directed and acted.

    6/10 Lies In Plain Sight – Had a bit of a TV movie of the week feel to it. Great to see Rosie Perez in anything, as well as Chad Michael Murray, (although both had somewhat forgettable roles, to varying degrees). Another one to find at the library. :)

    -26/10 Real Steel – So this one was never on my To See list. But when I saw it at the library as a “Quick View” option, I thought I’d give it a shot as a writer in Entertainment Weekly said that this was not really a robot boxing movie, but a father/son bonding movie. So I figured I judged a movie by the trailer. Me: right, Entertainment Weekly: wrong. This is a heaping pile of crap. The whole “bonding with a child over a violent pastime” disgusts me. I’m starting to think that Hugh Jackman is a Hollywood Whore who will take whatever project will bolster his standing in the entertainment industry. What are your hourly rates, Hughie?
  30. agalisgv

    agalisgv Well-Known Member

    Read some reviews of Prometheus, and they sounded pretty positive. Not groundbreaking, but a solid movie.

    Did no one go see Battleship?