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Forum Member Area => General Discussion & Chat => Movies, TV & Music => Topic started by: aleXIII on April 09, 2011, 09:25:13 am

Title: The MOVIES thread
Post by: aleXIII on April 09, 2011, 09:25:13 am
Just watched Changeling (1980). It was amazing and thrilling!
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Post by: mrsj on April 11, 2011, 10:41:26 am
RIO...   :)
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Post by: Lekismet on April 11, 2011, 11:33:37 am
Dr. Zhivago (1965) - Not my typical movie, but I saw the whole thing, and I could not get parts of it off my mind (some great scenes and some "errors" maybe  in the film itself). Maybe I am a "Closet "Romantic"?
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Post by: mrsj on April 25, 2011, 10:57:50 am
I went to watch "Source Code" and I love it!
Anyone watched it?

I had goosebumps at the end.. thought it was brilliant!  :)
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Post by: MinnChica on May 02, 2011, 01:57:51 pm
I am so behind... I finally watched Inception this weekend. ZOMG FABULOUS!!!

The hubs and I went to see Source Code as well. I really liked it, I thought it was great. The hubs was so bone tired that he passed out during the movie.  :(  But said the parts he saw were great. LOL

Also watched Easy A on Netflix instant watch. Loved it! It was so cute, and had great 80s movie references.
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Post by: CheeseBK on May 04, 2011, 03:31:37 am
I saw Thor last weekend and thought it was good. I've always loved mythology, especially Norse mythology and this take on it was interesting. There are some truly funny moments and all in all it's a movie where you just sit, munch popcorn and don't think too much. Just what the doctor ordered for me :D :D :D  In some parts it has a kind of.... computer-game-ish flair. Didn't bother me at all, but I guess people are different when it comes to that. Thor is a Marvel-based movie and dealing with an interpretation of Norse Mythology, so I didn't go there expecting something terribly realistic. But I heard a few people complain about how outlandish it all was. huh! I think they didn't really know what kind of movie this was supposed to be, hm?

Although I gotta say every book I ever read on the topic had Heimdall a typically Norse-looking guy, not dark-skinned as in the movie :D
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Post by: Lekismet on May 04, 2011, 08:29:47 am
I saw Limitless a few days ago. A good movie with non-stop pacing and an interesting concept with a twist at the ending.
Yum...Bradley Cooper's eyes are so hypnotically intriguing! I could just melt right into those beautiful blues.  DrOOl
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Post by: mrsj on May 04, 2011, 10:42:37 am
er.. I thought Thor was ok.
Watched it in 3D.. I didn't feel any 3D effect? *lol*
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Post by: CheeseBK on May 05, 2011, 04:46:38 am
er.. I thought Thor was ok.
Watched it in 3D.. I didn't feel any 3D effect? *lol*

Well, I noticed the 3D effect (but the impact of it also depends on where you sit in the room) but it was not as good as with Avatar, for instance.
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Post by: oreoparris on May 05, 2011, 06:29:47 pm
Just saw Tangled for the first time and thought it was so cute.  (Evil witch was kinda scary).  Going to rent Shutter Island this weekend, can't wait!
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Post by: Yala on May 05, 2011, 06:37:04 pm
Damn it, I still haven't seen it :o And I wanted to ever since it was in the cinemas *pouts*
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Post by: mrsj on May 06, 2011, 12:40:27 pm
Just saw Tangled for the first time and thought it was so cute.  (Evil witch was kinda scary).  Going to rent Shutter Island this weekend, can't wait!

Yes yes!! I watched Tangled recently too.. very nice!
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Post by: Lekismet on May 06, 2011, 01:54:15 pm
Damn it, I still haven't seen it :o And I wanted to ever since it was in the cinemas *pouts*
I did too Yala. I even bought the book "The Art of Tangled" (being into art {making & appreciating it}). Small screen for now! :(
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Post by: Argantel on May 07, 2011, 10:16:55 am
Has anyone seen Gnomeo & Juliet?
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Post by: oreoparris on May 08, 2011, 08:07:26 am
Has anyone seen Gnomeo & Juliet?

No but I know a few people who did and they liked it.  I did want to see it but never got the chance.  I will be renting it when it gets released on DVD.

Saw Shutter Island last night with a few friends and it wasn't what I expected.  DiCaprio has turned into an amazing actor and the film itself was good, but just like the Changeling with Angelina Jolie, I wish I knew more about it before I watched it so I could prepare myself (of'course that would have ruined the movie - oh well).  Good movie but don't know if I would recommend anyone seeing it.
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Post by: aleXIII on May 08, 2011, 10:29:05 am
Has anyone seen Water for Elephants yet? Is it good?
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Post by: Ying on May 09, 2011, 08:14:43 am
I really enjoyed Tangled. It was really funny, I love it.
I watched I am number four last night. It was okay but I think it would make a good book, I might check it out.
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Post by: rasmusb on May 12, 2011, 11:28:25 am
I saw Thor last weekend and thought it was good. I've always loved mythology, especially Norse mythology and this take on it was interesting. There are some truly funny moments and all in all it's a movie where you just sit, munch popcorn and don't think too much. Just what the doctor ordered for me :D :D :D  In some parts it has a kind of.... computer-game-ish flair. Didn't bother me at all, but I guess people are different when it comes to that. Thor is a Marvel-based movie and dealing with an interpretation of Norse Mythology, so I didn't go there expecting something terribly realistic. But I heard a few people complain about how outlandish it all was. huh! I think they didn't really know what kind of movie this was supposed to be, hm?

Although I gotta say every book I ever read on the topic had Heimdall a typically Norse-looking guy, not dark-skinned as in the movie :D

So am I the only one who though the actor who played "Thor" would make an awesome Declan?
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Post by: CheeseBK on May 12, 2011, 01:57:40 pm
heh, rasmusb, the guy who played thor (chris hemsworth, btw) would make an awesome ANYthing :D :D :D he's definitely droolworthy ;)

the scene where he smiles and the girl takes a picture of him? gotta love that smile!
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Post by: miki on May 25, 2011, 06:57:44 am
i still havent' seen the film but it's on my dvds list so in something like 4month i will be about to have an opinion about it .
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Post by: mrsj on May 25, 2011, 11:44:42 am
I love love love Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.. Johnny Depp! double love!!!  <32
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Post by: Yala on May 26, 2011, 02:42:32 am
Thank you for posting that! I've been hearing horrible stuff about the movie and was starting to get unsure whether or not to go see it hUg2
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Post by: Libby13 on May 26, 2011, 07:13:54 am
Thanks mrsj I'm going to see Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides tonight in 3D! I wasn't sure if it would be any good but then figured 'hey it's Johnny Depp as Captain Jack and in 3D who cares what the storyline is' always nice to know it will be doubley (is that a word?! If not why not!) worth going <32
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Post by: Ying on May 26, 2011, 08:08:40 am
LOL. Enjoy the film Libby.
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Post by: mrsj on May 26, 2011, 10:54:56 am
hehehe... note to all: I do love Johnny Depp A LOT.. *lol*

I didn't watch the 3D version though but I still love it.
He is as kooky as ever and yet charming despite he looks dirty..  ;D
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Post by: Lekismet on May 26, 2011, 11:15:11 am
.. Johnny Depp! double love!!!  <32

I was to see this movie last weekend, however myself, another friend (not my friend in trouble), and my suicidal friend's parents (and family) had to keep vigil over my friend. I''ll see it, but my friend comes first.  

I really hope she will get through this. Maybe she will let us take her to the movie this weekend unlike last weekend. She is also aBig Time Depp Fan!!
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Post by: Foxen on May 28, 2011, 09:00:26 pm
heh, rasmusb, the guy who played thor (chris hemsworth, btw) would make an awesome ANYthing :D :D :D he's definitely droolworthy ;)

the scene where he smiles and the girl takes a picture of him? gotta love that smile!

Hear, hear! Besides, don't I remember Ilona saying something on the blog along the lines of, "shave him and he could be Curran"???
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Post by: mrsj on June 07, 2011, 11:30:48 am
X-Men: First Class

1 word - WOW!
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Post by: Libby13 on June 07, 2011, 02:26:22 pm
X-Men: First Class

1 word - WOW!

Isn't it amazing! I went Friday night and I loved it!!! Loved the little inside joke things they put through it
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Post by: mrsj on June 23, 2011, 01:00:41 am
Went to watch "Green Lantern"

Very disappointing!  :(
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Post by: mrsj on July 05, 2011, 03:23:25 am
Transformers: Dark of the Moon...

Didn't like it as much as Part 1. The girl irritated me lots.
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Yes.. I am pissed.  ;D
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Post by: Libby13 on July 05, 2011, 04:44:16 am
mrsj is she supposed to be the same character played by Megan Fox originally? That will really annoy me if it is but at the same time I do really want to watch it!
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Post by: mrsj on July 05, 2011, 05:15:20 am
Nah.. she is the new girl.. I can't stand her.
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 :#)
1 thing I hate, even if they changed the girl.. please don't flame her!
Totally unprofessional.

I am a fan of transformers but I am really disappointed with it.

but pls.. don't let me affect you.  :)
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Post by: Libby13 on July 05, 2011, 08:28:04 am
I want to see it anyway if I ever get round to going cinema but was being put off becuase I thought she was supposed to play Megan Fox's character - they look fairly similar!
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Post by: mrsj on July 05, 2011, 08:38:29 pm
U mean the similarity with that bee stung lips?  :P

Megan Fox is definately not an eye sore..
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Post by: nureia on July 06, 2011, 12:16:33 am
I found this article about Tranformers 3. I couldn't stop laughing.

'Given the choice between sitting through 154 minutes of Transformers: Dark of the Moon and being waterboarded, I plead: Waterboard me!' wrote James Verniere of the Boston Herald. He added: 'Is this Transformers better than the first two? That’s like saying cyanide is better than arsenic because it’ll kill you faster.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2009631/Transformers-Dark-Moon-slammed-critics-slate-Rosie-Huntington-Whiteleys-acting-skills.html#ixzz1RINEbo8M
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Post by: mrsj on July 06, 2011, 12:32:48 am
I sympathize her because seriously, they shouldn't cast her at all for the sex appeal. I thought the autobots are more sexy! *lol*

Wrong film for her in my opinion.

And bad writing. It seems the producers have lost their goal of making this movie at the first place.
The movie is 152 mins due to the unnecessary love scenes between the 2 lovebirds and busy showing off her legs..  :#)

Again, the above is just solely my opinion only. Please don't let my opinion deter you from watching the film.  :)
Title: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on July 06, 2011, 06:52:01 am
U mean the similarity with that bee stung lips?  :P
 

That'd be why!!
Title: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on July 16, 2011, 04:03:26 am
Watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 last night and have to say I was a little disappointed. Don't get me wrong good film very action packed and dramatic but they changed things from the book and missed things out that I liked or that I personally think should have been in there. I dont know why I'm surprised other than they promised they had stuck to the book for this ending
Possibly didn't help that I had eaten before I went and was feeling a bit queasy and I went with 3 other girls one of them (who was sat next to me) at the start of the film on seeing Fleur Delacour turned round to me and said 'who's she' to which I responded 'ask me questions later' so she asked the girl the other side and I could hear whispered questions throughout the film, she then sat with her coat on her lap and every now and then she'd lift it up and her phone was under there and you'd see it light up whilst she was sending a text message, then and this isn't her fault because she's been ill she kept coughing but to try and discreetly open a bag of mini eggs she pretended to cough which brought on an actual coughing fit - this would have been too bad but it was at a quiet part while things were being explained!!! :P
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Post by: mrsj on July 20, 2011, 10:31:26 pm
Saw Part 2 of Harry Potter, it was ok to me as well.
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Post by: Ying on July 21, 2011, 03:23:52 am
I'm going to see it on 29th July. We are going to IMAX in London.
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Post by: dingo baby on July 21, 2011, 06:35:57 pm
I haven't heard anything good about Transformers. I was seriously annoyed with the second one that I haven't even tried to follow what was going on with the third, but I can't help but overhear all the bad word of mouth about it. Is it juvenile that that fact makes me smile just a bit?

My work treated us all to opening day of Harry Potter...but I missed out as I was out of town. I still want to go see it.
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Post by: Libby13 on July 22, 2011, 04:07:49 am
Daniel Radcliffe is going to be in the new Woman in Black film out next February, looking forward to that. It's a story I've always wanted to read but never got round to and I think it will be interesting to see him as something other than Harry Potter
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Post by: oreoparris on July 25, 2011, 11:02:39 am
Saw Part 2 of Harry Potter, it was ok to me as well.

I am suppose to go see it with a friend tomorrow night and I have not re-read the book so I would not do a comparison between the two.  It is the only one of the series that I have read only once so I don't remember every detail. I don't want to be disappointed.
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Post by: dingo baby on July 30, 2011, 11:42:55 pm
I just saw Part 2 of Harry Potter and really liked it. I do have to agree with Libby13 about disappointed with a few points that were changed in the end, they made it look as if
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There was a lot of action and emotion...I liked it. But I also liked Part 1 where a lot of people didn't.
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Post by: MinnChica on July 31, 2011, 08:58:11 pm
Saw Captain America. Loved it!!
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Post by: Ying on August 01, 2011, 06:13:25 am
I really enjoyed Harry Potter part 2.  <32 We will try to see Captain America during the week.
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Post by: Vinity on August 01, 2011, 11:04:50 am
We actually saw Harry Potter p2 this weekend. Fitting end. I actually liked it better than the book, which frankly just horrified me as it seemed to be in great need of strong editing {or a ghost writer} Special effects were great, we saw it in IMAX and I was surprised at how well the 3d worked. It didn't hurt my eyes at all.
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Post by: Ying on August 01, 2011, 11:21:30 am
We saw it in IMAX too! They are doing an all-nighter for LOTR in August (midnight till 10am). I really really want to go but have to go to bf's counsin's wedding instead. :(
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Post by: mrsj on August 01, 2011, 12:01:12 pm
Saw Captain America. Loved it!!

DITTO!! Just watched it!!
Did you
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Post by: oreoparris on August 01, 2011, 01:18:52 pm
Did anybody see this pics that they released after ComCon for what appears to be a live action flick version of Snow White?  Its called Snow White and the Huntsman.  It has Kristin Stewart (who I am not thrilled with) as Snow White, the guy who played Thor (i think) as the Huntsman and Charlize Theran as the Queen.  Its got possibilities.
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Post by: nanners on August 01, 2011, 01:35:39 pm
Oooooooh!  I'm intrigued!  The Prince looks evil.  Charlize Theron looks like a good villain too.  From what I dug up looking for a trailer was that Viggo Mortensen(sp?) was originally cast as the Huntsmen, but Chris Hemsworth (Thor) is playing the part.  Yummy! 
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Post by: MinnChica on August 01, 2011, 04:23:05 pm
Saw Captain America. Loved it!!

DITTO!! Just watched it!!
Did you
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Of course!!! Iz so excited!!
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Post by: dingo baby on August 01, 2011, 08:50:03 pm
I just watched Easy A and laughed so hard. Who knew The Scarlet Letter could be so easily and amusingly adapted to a teenage flick.
Loved it.

Has anyone else seen it?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1282140/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1282140/)
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Post by: MinnChica on August 02, 2011, 01:26:24 am
I have! Even the hubby really liked it. I thought it was a great adaptation!
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Post by: oreoparris on August 02, 2011, 04:01:44 pm
I have! Even the hubby really liked it. I thought it was a great adaptation!

I thought it was very well done and I had that song stuck in my head for days....Pocketful of Sunshine  ;D
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Post by: dingo baby on August 03, 2011, 12:49:50 am
I have! Even the hubby really liked it. I thought it was a great adaptation!

I thought it was very well done and I had that song stuck in my head for days....Pocketful of Sunshine  ;D

LOL Yeah, that song bit was pretty funny.
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Post by: Ying on August 03, 2011, 06:49:51 am
We went to see Captain America last night. I love it but I'm a bit sad that he didn't make it to the dance.
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Post by: MinnChica on August 03, 2011, 09:50:17 am
We went to see Captain America last night. I love it but I'm a bit sad that he didn't make it to the dance.

RIGHT????? I cried at the end for sure!
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Post by: mrsj on August 05, 2011, 11:58:07 pm
Anyone watch "Horrible Bosses" yet? That is one movie that I am LOOKING FORWARD to watch..  ;D
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Post by: oreoparris on August 08, 2011, 01:30:42 pm
I need some help....going to visit my sister this weekend and we are suppose to do scary movie night.  Not sure what to get.  Has anyone seen Insidious or Case 39?  Do you have any recommendations?  Would prefer scary as opposed to gory, and not a fan of movies like Halloween or Friday the 13th.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.....
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Post by: mrsj on December 29, 2011, 10:37:17 am
Mission Impossible 4!!

I can't wait for "The Girl with the dragon tattoo"!!
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Post by: Argantel on January 09, 2012, 11:28:21 am
I'm in a tie: should I go and watch "In time" or Sherlock Holmes"? Both trailers look dearly exciting. Ah I guess you can tell which one I watched prior to writing this.  ;D
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Post by: CheeseBK on January 10, 2012, 02:24:44 am
I'm in a tie: should I go and watch "In time" or Sherlock Holmes"? Both trailers look dearly exciting. Ah I guess you can tell which one I watched prior to writing this.  ;D

I saw sherlock holmes II and it was awesome. dunno, if that helps you, but I really enjoyed the movie, it was fast-paced and had a great villain!
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Post by: Argantel on January 10, 2012, 04:09:24 pm
Thanks Cheese, we went and saw Sherlock Holmes 2, very very nice. Fast paced, wow definitely, great stunts and fighting, the ending was very funny, tehe.
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Post by: Kalimera on January 16, 2012, 03:17:14 pm
I can't wait to see "Underworld : Awakening" !! I love the soundtrack too...
What about you?  :)
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Post by: Argantel on January 17, 2012, 03:33:25 am
Kalimera: The trailer did look nice. However, I pay the equivalent of 12€ or more to go to cinema here, so I am very picky about the films I choose.
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Post by: Kalimera on January 17, 2012, 01:31:06 pm
Argantel: Yaouch! I so understand you.
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Post by: CheeseBK on January 18, 2012, 04:04:01 am
Kalimera: The trailer did look nice. However, I pay the equivalent of 12€ or more to go to cinema here, so I am very picky about the films I choose.

wow! not even 3D movies are that expensive here. and I have a card of the cinema here so I can buy my tickets online, which gets us a price reduction, too.
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Post by: Argantel on January 18, 2012, 03:11:21 pm
Kalimera: The trailer did look nice. However, I pay the equivalent of 12€ or more to go to cinema here, so I am very picky about the films I choose.

wow! not even 3D movies are that expensive here. and I have a card of the cinema here so I can buy my tickets online, which gets us a price reduction, too.

What I will be watching this year for sure: The Hobbit. Unfortunately that one is not out until December... :(


Hahaha, you don't even want to know how much I paid for Avatar in 3D. Really, I didn't want to rant, it's just that I'd love to go a lot more often than I allow myself to.

BUT I am looking forward to a lot of great movies this year. E.g. the hobbit, although that won't be on until December...
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Post by: milo on January 18, 2012, 09:38:56 pm
You don't even want to know how much the movies cost in Australia think $18 for an adult ticket for a normal d movie i wont even mention how much a 3d one is
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Post by: kikucat on January 18, 2012, 10:53:57 pm
I guess you don't have a problem watching 3-D movies :) Some people *me included* can't watch 3-D without getting dizzy & nauseous. It has to something to do with the inner ear? & how our brains perceive things. I have the same problem playing certain video games & even watching TV. An example is I was watching Cops & they were chasing a car. The camera was jigging all over the place & the action was almost blurry it was so fast. I got sick from watching :(
Is 3-D that much better or is it all hype ?
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Post by: Argantel on January 19, 2012, 08:07:23 am
kikucat:
Nope, I don't get dizzy. But I once sat very far to the side in a 3D movie and then the images did not completely overlap, so they had a double edge. If that explanation makes sense? That was initially irritating but after a while I could ignore it, until it started annoying me again. Thus, more strenuous for the eye than sitting in the middle and distracting.
Apart from that, well, 3D is fun but it's not all it's cracked up to be in my opinion.
Now you make me wonder, do you also get seasick?

milo:
Ouch, that is even more than here (I just googled the conversion rate of AUD to DKK).
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Post by: lacrima on January 19, 2012, 09:39:24 am
I pay about the same as you, Argantel. 3D movies mostly aren't more expensive here, they just make you pay a deposit for your goggles. Or some other cinemas you buy the goggles (I think it was 3 euros?) once, and then you can use them again.
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Post by: kikucat on January 19, 2012, 10:42:52 am
Yes, I do get sea sick, motion sick...There was an article on the web about folks like me whole had problems watching 3-D. All I remember is that it had something to do with the inner ear. But that makes sense since your inner ear controls your balance.
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Post by: Argantel on January 19, 2012, 03:31:57 pm
kikucat: So some people who get sea- and motion-sick also get 3D-sick, but not all?

lacrima, you're in Switzerland, aren't you? My guess is that movie prices, like everything else, are co-dependent on wages, and when you look at it like that, it's ok.
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Post by: kikucat on January 19, 2012, 03:57:12 pm
@Argantel: I don't know. I will try to find that article & post it. Apparently there were a lot of surprised folks who had to leave Avatar because of the problem.
Update: I just found an article about gaming & motion sickness. It mentioned 3-D games as one of the culprits. Which could also explain why folks have problems with 3-D movies.
Here's the link. http://xbox.about.com/od/buyersguide/a/vgmosick.htm (http://xbox.about.com/od/buyersguide/a/vgmosick.htm)
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Post by: Argantel on January 20, 2012, 03:11:13 am
Kikucat thanks for the article link, that was interesting.
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Post by: Libby13 on February 15, 2012, 04:24:19 am
Bit late into the conversation in fact I can't remember the last time I looked at this thread but just seen the comments about 3D and I have to say I can't watch them comfortably it gives me a headache but I don't suffer from motion sickness or anything like that

I watched The Woman in Black last night - absolutely amazing!! I have never found a film 'scary' (blood guts and gore are not my idea of scary just sick) since I watched the Shining but this was almost as good, it was atmospheric and your constantly watching over Daniel Radcliffe's shoulder to see what's happening.

Hoping to see One For The Money at the end of the month anyone else going to see that?
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Post by: CheeseBK on February 15, 2012, 07:07:10 am
I'm lucky, I guess. 3D doesn't trouble me at all. I've got more of a  problem with the noise level in cinemas. Is it just me or did the volume increase a lot in the last few years? Sometimes the movies are so loud, it's getting uncomfortable.
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Post by: Itsy-Cat on February 15, 2012, 11:51:25 am
I haven't actually seen a film in 3D for ages. 3D doesn't make me feel sick or anything, but it does annoy me when the images don't quite overlap right. The special 3D glasses things annoy me too.  8)  >:( Generally, I just like the normal 2D stuff better.  :)

Oh, did anyone see the film called 'How to train your Dragon'? No idea when it came out, I just found the DVD in ASDAs recently. It's kind of a kid's film, but it's one of those that's also still really good if you're an adult. And it's funny. I thought so, anyway. Did anyone else see it?
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Post by: Argantel on February 15, 2012, 01:22:20 pm
How to train your dragon is one of my favourite movies of the last few years. It has a high re-watch value as well. Cute and benevolent dragons, I cannot help myself.  <32 I also don't know when it came out, I bought it on DVD. :)
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Post by: Yala on February 16, 2012, 08:03:53 am
Also watched it and loved it :D

Has anyone watched the new Underworld yet?
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Post by: Itsy-Cat on February 16, 2012, 10:49:19 am
I didn't even know there was a new 'Underworld' film out. I guess it's in the cinema?
Hmmm... off to do a google search on that...
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on February 16, 2012, 11:11:52 am
I googled Underworld 4 as well and was not impressed. I'm much more keen on seeing Ronal Barbaren. Ilona linked to the upcoming English version on the blog and that reminded me of all the posters ads I saw last year for this film. :D As long as I can get it with Danish subtitles I should be fine.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on February 16, 2012, 01:40:45 pm
I saw underworld awakening and it was okay. There were some scenes that were pretty cool, but it mostly is a movie that doesn't require you to think too hard *lol*

it's action and kate beckinsale in tight leather-clothes ;) 
in any case, it was a lot better than underworld 3, which was actually a prequel to the other two movies filmed before it... underworld 3 was just.... really, really bad IMO. underworld awakening is defenitely a lot better and not a bad sequel for the two first movies.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: nanners on February 17, 2012, 12:17:36 am
Kate Beckinsale is a kick@$$ heroine in Underworld.  UA didn't look too interesting. 

Recently, I saw Iron Lady, which is about Margaret Thatcher.  The reviews were accurate; Meryl Streep was spectacular and the movie average/below average.  The story is told in flashback as we watch the former PM suffer dementia.  The story was told out of sequence and felt incomplete.  I got the gist of events (miners, unions, IRA, recession) but the flashbacks were quick glimses.  I was hoping it would focus on her accomplishments, instead she seemed purposely diminished.  I guess I'll have to find some good biographies about her.   :-[
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: lacrima on February 17, 2012, 06:05:30 am
How to train your dragon is one of my favourite movies of the last few years. It has a high re-watch value as well. Cute and benevolent dragons, I cannot help myself.  <32 I also don't know when it came out, I bought it on DVD. :)
No idea when it came out either, but it was the first movie I watched in 3D. It was awesome. <32 I should get the DVD sometime.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on February 17, 2012, 09:33:59 am
I love Underworld Awakening.

Kate Beckinsale kick ass!!!!!

Certain scenes are hilarious, very matrix moment.
But, I really enjoyed it. :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Rymunin on February 17, 2012, 08:08:34 pm
How to train dragon = awsomesauce :D

I only really liked the one scene in the first movie where she stepped off the high building and landed in a deeper than normal crouch, stood up and just walked away .... Mind u Kate B in tight leather.... Drool... Etc

I can't wait for the spy vs spy film where they both go for the same girl  RoFl
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: ozy on February 17, 2012, 08:30:11 pm
just a technical or similar question,  what is the purpose of flipshots in films where eg in hellboy they had his big arm on his right hand instead of left in the scene where he opens the portal, i dont get whaat the purpose is its confusing and annoying. is it supposed to be metaphorical for something or do producers just like to screw with the audience and show off their technical skills????????? ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Rymunin on March 09, 2012, 11:36:54 am
Anyone seen the trailer for John carter. I took one look and thought this film sounds like a familiar idea.... I looked at my book collection and lo and behold I spotted the barsoom books by Edgar rice Burroughs. Yet none of the trailers I have seen or heard have yet mentioned his name..... Makes me unhappy :(
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on March 09, 2012, 12:02:02 pm
@rymunin
I think that only really, really famous authors get mentioned in the trailers of movies that are based on their books.
anyway, I just booked movie-tickets online, we'll see john  carter tomorrow evening.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on March 11, 2012, 03:02:54 pm
saw john carter yesterday. it was really good, IMO.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on March 11, 2012, 03:48:33 pm
saw john carter yesterday. it was really good, IMO.

Lots of action and many-armed aliens? I was sold on it (and the special effects) with the first trailer I saw. Maybe I'll have time to go next weekend....hmm  :#) I did win those free movies tickets after all....
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on March 11, 2012, 10:44:34 pm
John Carter is good?
OK! I am so going to the movie!!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on March 12, 2012, 04:59:15 am
well, I liked it :)
There were quite a few funny moments in it, too, so it's not all action and four-armed aliens :D
I think it was quite good, fast-paced and not too many lovey-dovey moments.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on March 12, 2012, 07:15:04 am
Think I might give that one a go as well

Has anyone seen The Raven or heard any reviews of it? I wanted to see it but I've now heard a review that absolutely slated it so it's put me off
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on March 12, 2012, 10:01:38 am
OK!!
I liked John Carter!! Watched it earlier!!  :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Rymunin on March 14, 2012, 11:44:06 am
Hmmmm I saw another trailer.... Hunger games.... Errr can anyone see a startling resemblance to battle royale?  ???
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: oreoparris on March 21, 2012, 08:51:08 am
Really looking forward to The Hunger Games, although I avoid opening weekend for movies like the plague.  Also, I keep seeing the different trailers for Snow White and the Huntsman and I am really intrigued!!!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: milo on March 21, 2012, 10:01:08 pm
 jumP Hunger Games is out today. Off to watch it this afternooon with my sister and mum  ParTy (I just hope its good)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on March 22, 2012, 03:52:22 am
I'm watching "The Hunger Games" tonight! can't wait!!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: oreoparris on March 22, 2012, 05:00:05 pm
Please let us know what you think of Hunger Games!!! I am so excited about its release that I am afraid that my expectations will be too high and will be disappointed.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on March 22, 2012, 08:33:51 pm
I'm not really very happy about it.
Think my expectation for it was kinda high.
And some of the characters weren't really what the book had described so... I'm pretty bummed by it.

Perhaps you will like it better than me!  :P
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: milo on March 22, 2012, 10:50:32 pm
I really like it. It a bit different to the book but that can be expected. Some scences where missing but all the inportant info and that got accross. Books are always better then the movies. In all considering the time frame and what they got accross they did a goood job. True some of the characters are not what i expected but in all im happy with the results. My mum and sister also really enjoyed it.

Hope to here what you guys think
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sunscented on March 23, 2012, 06:28:45 pm
I'm going vto see The Hunger Games tomorrow with my 15 year old son, hubby, and my folks, since the boy talked my mom into reading the books. Can't wait!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on March 24, 2012, 08:36:14 pm
I saw hunger games tonight and absolutely loved it. But then I've never read the books. Thinking I might after that though
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Itsy-Cat on March 24, 2012, 11:55:58 pm
I haven't seen the film yet, but I read the books. Is the film just based on the 1st book? And if so, are they planning to do the sequels too?
I liked the first 2 books in the series, but I thought the 3rd was just too depressing, so I kind of hated it by the end.  :'( (Really not the kind of thing you want to read when you need cheering up.) I think that's put me off the idea of seeing the film so far. I'm sure I'll watch it eventually though, especially if it is just based on the 1st book.  ???


Hey look! I'm a cub now! Yey! For some reason, that actually does cheer me up a little.  :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: milo on March 25, 2012, 07:23:36 am
I haven't seen the film yet, but I read the books. Is the film just based on the 1st book? And if so, are they planning to do the sequels too?
I liked the first 2 books in the series, but I thought the 3rd was just too depressing, so I kind of hated it by the end.  :'( (Really not the kind of thing you want to read when you need cheering up.) I think that's put me off the idea of seeing the film so far. I'm sure I'll watch it eventually though, especially if it is just based on the 1st book.  ???


Hey look! I'm a cub now! Yey! For some reason, that actually does cheer me up a little.  :)

Yes the movie is just based on the first book, there are plans to make the other book I believe that Catching Fire is hoping to be released next year
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on March 25, 2012, 11:10:35 am
I want to see hunger games, too. I haven't yet read the books, which is good, as I tend to pick apart movies that are based on books I have already read :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Ying on March 25, 2012, 01:15:12 pm
We went to see hunger games yesterday. I love it. I like the book more but I thought the film was pretty true to the book. They have changed some bits of the story but I didn't mind.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: dingo baby on March 26, 2012, 12:31:48 am
I want to see hunger games, too. I haven't yet read the books, which is good, as I tend to pick apart movies that are based on books I have already read :)

EXACTLY!

I haven't read the book yet either. Even though everyone is raving about the books, I haven't been sure if I want to jump on the bandwagon yet. It feels (the frenzy) so similar to the craziness that surrounded the Twilight books.

I've decided I will go see the movie and THEN read the books. The movie DOES look like it will be pretty cool. People I've talked to who have seen it have loved it, even those who loved the books have loved it. That's saying something.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on March 26, 2012, 08:35:22 am
I want to see hunger games, too. I haven't yet read the books, which is good, as I tend to pick apart movies that are based on books I have already read :)

EXACTLY!

I haven't read the book yet either. Even though everyone is raving about the books, I haven't been sure if I want to jump on the bandwagon yet. It feels (the frenzy) so similar to the craziness that surrounded the Twilight books. 

Exactly again. :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: MinnChica on March 26, 2012, 02:49:15 pm
The DH and I went to see The Hunger Games this weekend too! He really enjoyed it, and he hasn't read the books. I liked it, but of course I am the cranky lady that sits in the theater and compares the movie to the book. LOL It was good though. MUCH better than the Twilight adaptations, IMO.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: dingo baby on March 26, 2012, 05:48:29 pm
The DH and I went to see The Hunger Games this weekend too! He really enjoyed it, and he hasn't read the books. I liked it, but of course I am the cranky lady that sits in the theater and compares the movie to the book. LOL It was good though. MUCH better than the Twilight adaptations, IMO.

Ugh, the Twilight movies! I only watched the 1st and I was cringing the ENTIRE time. Oh that was painful.

Glad to hear you liked The Hunger Games.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: ozy on March 27, 2012, 02:13:46 am
am i the only one who cant tell a good actor apart from a bad one? or watches a movie for the entertainment/plot/disctraction rather than the acting? twilight wasnt that great as a movie but when u read the book and see how closely the movie follows its amazing especially compared to all the changes they made with the harry potter series
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on March 27, 2012, 11:22:02 am
am i the only one who cant tell a good actor apart from a bad one? or watches a movie for the entertainment/plot/disctraction rather than the acting? twilight wasnt that great as a movie but when u read the book and see how closely the movie follows its amazing especially compared to all the changes they made with the harry potter series

Hi Ozy, you are not the only one.
The movie/acting is bad but for some reason I am crazy over it even when I know it is still bad. *LOL*

Can't say about Harry Potter, didn't read the book but I watched all the movies.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: kitkat9000 on April 03, 2012, 07:44:43 am
Guess what? According to IMDB there's a new GI Joe film (GI Joe: Retaliation) slated for release on 6/29.

Think it'll be as bad as the first?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: oreoparris on April 03, 2012, 01:31:02 pm
Saw Hunger games last night and absolutely  <32 it!!!  There were some difference, but I was ok with them.  I think it helped that I haven't read them in a while and when I did I read them all straight thru one after another so they all blend into 1 big book for me.  I think the acting of the girl who played Katniss was SPECTACULAR!!! Makes me want to read the books again.


PS they had the trailer for the Avengers and Snow White and the Huntsman and I cannot wait to see either of them!!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Rymunin on April 06, 2012, 11:47:28 am
Looking forward to snow white it gave me goosebumps watching the trailer so I hope there is more good stuff than just what is in the trailer   ;D :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on April 08, 2012, 04:53:45 am
i saw the hunger games yesterday and really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on April 11, 2012, 09:09:58 am
BATTLESHIP!!!
Movies tomorrow!!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Yala on April 12, 2012, 03:17:00 am
Warning: Wrath of the titans seems to be awful. Like, really awful (I didn't watch it but my bf did).
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on April 12, 2012, 08:33:31 am
Warning: Wrath of the titans seems to be awful. Like, really awful (I didn't watch it but my bf did).

I heard that people who liked the first movie will like the second one. People who thought the first one was already a bit.... out there and over the top, will hate wrath of the titans ;)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on April 12, 2012, 08:38:07 pm
Battleship is AWESOME!!  :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: milo on April 13, 2012, 12:01:22 am
Battleship is AWESOME!!  :)

Going to see this movie this afternoon
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Yala on April 13, 2012, 02:41:56 am
Warning: Wrath of the titans seems to be awful. Like, really awful (I didn't watch it but my bf did).

I heard that people who liked the first movie will like the second one. People who thought the first one was already a bit.... out there and over the top, will hate wrath of the titans ;)

Actually, he didn't mind clash of the titans (we didn't go in expecting mythical accuracy anyway), but this time even the fighting scenes weren't done well.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: nanners on May 17, 2012, 08:18:26 pm
My mom and I saw The Avengers today!  It was pretty good.  Tony Stark's personality and dialogue were the highlight imo.  Mark Ruffalo was perfect as Dr. David Banner.  Captain America was a little wooden.  Were Black Widow and Hawkeye giving off vibes or are they only good friends?  Loki was EVIL!  Loved him!  Thor has some funny lines.  Loved the tableau after the credits.  LOL
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on May 18, 2012, 07:51:52 am
my hubby saw avengers awhile ago and said it was really good, too.
I can't go to the movies anymore, the last movie I saw was really the limit for me. All that sitting and then I constantly had to fidget, cause I had to go to the toilet, but didn't want to miss anything...
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: nanners on May 18, 2012, 04:36:04 pm
my hubby saw avengers awhile ago and said it was really good, too.
I can't go to the movies anymore, the last movie I saw was really the limit for me. All that sitting and then I constantly had to fidget, cause I had to go to the toilet, but didn't want to miss anything...


 hUg1  Sitting is kind of uncomfortable when you are pregnant, unless you are reclining.  Then, it's hard sitting in a "lady-like" manner.  Crossing your legs at the knee is out.  Well, there's always the DVD! 
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on May 19, 2012, 03:12:02 am
hUg1  Sitting is kind of uncomfortable when you are pregnant, unless you are reclining.  Then, it's hard sitting in a "lady-like" manner.  Crossing your legs at the knee is out.  Well, there's always the DVD! 

:D they really should install reclining seats especially for pregnant women in the cinema :D
nah, seeing a movie is not that important. and these days the movies are really rather loud, or is that just my opinion? I think that over the last few years, the volume went up, as if they could make the movie better by increasing the volume, hammering you with the noise. that's probably not the best thing for the baby either, so I have various reasons for staying away from the cinema now. doesn't matter, the kid is more important :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Lekismet on May 20, 2012, 01:12:52 pm
I hope, after several recent movies that I looked forward to turned into disappointments, that Snow White and The Huntsman will be good. The special effects and the extremely short clips from the trailer and advertisements look intriguing. Has anyone else had their interest peaked for this movie?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: nanners on May 20, 2012, 05:17:04 pm
I hope, after several recent movies that I looked forward to turned into disappointments, that Snow White and The Huntsman will be good. The special effects and the extremely short clips from the trailer and advertisements look intriguing. Has anyone else had their interest peaked for this movie?

Yes!  Hopefully, Charlize Theron being in the movie is a good sign.  Liam Helmworth makes nice eye candy and he fits the character.  I've never seen Kristen Stewart's acting skills.  She gets picked on quite a bit because of her Twilight role.  The visual effects look stunning.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.   :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Lekismet on May 20, 2012, 06:22:36 pm
Yes!  Hopefully, Charlize Theron being in the movie is a good sign.  Liam Helmworth makes nice eye candy and he fits the character.  I've never seen Kristen Stewart's acting skills.  She gets picked on quite a bit because of her Twilight role.  The visual effects look stunning.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.   :)

From the little bit that I have seen from the advertisements, Charlize appears to be a great fit for the role of the queen. And nanners you are so right, Liam Helmsworth is so appealing just to even look at let alone the perfect matching role he will be playing (ok...my tongue and eyes may now go back into their appropriate orifices)!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: ozy on May 20, 2012, 08:57:41 pm

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these days the movies are really rather loud, or is that just my opinion? I think that over the last few years, the volume went up, as if they could make the movie better by increasing the volume, hammering you with the noise. that's probably not the best thing for the baby either, so I have various reasons for staying away from the cinema now. doesn't matter, the kid is more important :)
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cheesebk i agree the cinemas do play movies increasingly louder htese days, i think the reason for that is (a) movies seem more appealing in ads when they show the audience being blown back by the shear volume,   but mainly because (b) most directors have this annoying habit to put background noise and music much louder then the actual dialogue meaning u either put subtitles live with not hearing most of the dialogue or as the cinemas do turn up the volume to the very maximum
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: nanners on May 21, 2012, 01:05:02 am
Yes!  Hopefully, Charlize Theron being in the movie is a good sign.  Liam Helmworth makes nice eye candy and he fits the character.  I've never seen Kristen Stewart's acting skills.  She gets picked on quite a bit because of her Twilight role.  The visual effects look stunning.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.   :)

From the little bit that I have seen from the advertisements, Charlize appears to be a great fit for the role of the queen. And nanners you are so right, Liam Helmsworth is so appealing just to even look at let alone the perfect matching role he will be playing (ok...my tongue and eyes may now go back into their appropriate orifices)!

There's an extended trailer on YouTube.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sGr0krRDEs
It's about 5 minutes long, and you get to see the drawfs.  Kristen Stewart looked decent.  Chris H. has quite a bit of dialogue. 
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: oreoparris on May 21, 2012, 08:18:58 am
Yes!  Hopefully, Charlize Theron being in the movie is a good sign.  Liam Helmworth makes nice eye candy and he fits the character.  I've never seen Kristen Stewart's acting skills.  She gets picked on quite a bit because of her Twilight role.  The visual effects look stunning.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.   :)

From the little bit that I have seen from the advertisements, Charlize appears to be a great fit for the role of the queen. And nanners you are so right, Liam Helmsworth is so appealing just to even look at let alone the perfect matching role he will be playing (ok...my tongue and eyes may now go back into their appropriate orifices)!

Can't wait for this movie!! Running off to watch trailer..........
There's an extended trailer on YouTube.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sGr0krRDEs
It's about 5 minutes long, and you get to see the drawfs.  Kristen Stewart looked decent.  Chris H. has quite a bit of dialogue. 
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Itsy-Cat on May 21, 2012, 04:50:35 pm
Saw the youtube trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman; it does look really good. I'll have to wait until after the exams to see it though.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Lekismet on May 24, 2012, 05:30:29 pm
There's an extended trailer on YouTube.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sGr0krRDEs
It's about 5 minutes long, and you get to see the drawfs.  Kristen Stewart looked decent.  Chris H. has quite a bit of dialogue.  

 thankU , nanners! I will look at the link you provided right now. I really want to see this movie and I am hoping it will be worth the money.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Red Shasta on May 25, 2012, 03:04:22 pm
There are fewer and fewer movies these days that I deem worth going to the movie theatre for, but Avengers was a great 3D romp.  I highly recommend it for the action fans.  (Of course, half my entertainment is watching my 40-something husband turn into a squealing fanboy)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on May 27, 2012, 04:04:06 pm
I saw Hugo today - in 2D. That is a great movie, I really really recommend it!!!
My only chagrin is that it was not in French. That would have made it perfect.

To be honest, I did not feel blasted by the sound today. But this was a really old cinema where they usually show more cultural things and suchlike than blockbusters. So they probably don't feel the need to crank up the volume.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on May 29, 2012, 08:50:45 pm
can't wait to watch  Snow White and the Huntsman. provided that I can sit..
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: ozy on May 30, 2012, 03:06:55 am
saw men in black 3 last night, awesome, ending reveals a major plot twist that is awesome lol. annoyingly enough i already feel like its nbeen weeks since i watched it. cant wAit for ted.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Yala on June 05, 2012, 02:59:18 am
Has anyone watched SnowWhite and the Huntsman yet? Me and my bf were thinking about going, but we weren't sure...
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on June 05, 2012, 10:35:32 pm
Hi Yala,

I did. My husband and myself didn't really like it.
It was like.. something is missing and I can't put a finger to it.

The ending is not satisfying for me.  :(
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Yala on June 06, 2012, 03:37:08 am
That's a pity hUg1

We watched Dark Shadows last night. I liked the whole 'coming into a new world' and his reactions (and it's Johnny Depp), but towards the end me & my bf weren't that impressed anymore. We still enjoyed the movie, though.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on June 06, 2012, 01:00:06 pm
We watched it yesterday and I felt exactly the same as you. Too many characters, love interest was wimpy! Michelle Pfeiffer would have been much more impressive. Felt a bit wishy washy. Was very disappointed.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: oreoparris on June 06, 2012, 02:19:04 pm
Has anyone watched SnowWhite and the Huntsman yet? Me and my bf were thinking about going, but we weren't sure...

My best friend and I saw it last night and I had high expectations. Neither one of us was disappointed. I thought Charlize Theron did an awesome job!! Kristen Stewart was good but did not have as many lines as her. I sort of wish the ending was different, but without giving anything away it was consistent with the rest of the movie in terms of subtlies of the characters relationship. Hope that was vague enough! :D

But we were both very pleased with the movie. I think I might like it better than The Avengers which is saying a lot, cause I loved that movie.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Kalimera on July 15, 2012, 12:15:35 pm
I saw The Avengers yesterday (Thor...  <32) and Princess Bride today. I might have a crush on Westley.  ;D
Both movies were awesome  noDDing
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on July 17, 2012, 10:42:46 am
Has anyone seen Brave yet? It's only released August 30th here. I really really want to see it! And I also need to find a cinema that shows it in original, not dubbed. :-[ I want me some Scottish, it's the best accent of the English language!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: 3girlmom on July 17, 2012, 03:05:10 pm
I took my 3 girls to see it. It was very cute and I enjoyed it as well.  :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: oreoparris on July 17, 2012, 08:24:55 pm
I saw it last weekend with my niece. It was really good, loved the Scottish accents. But Pixar movies are different than Disney. I missed a sound track that u can sing to, like Tangeled. (which I liked better) but still an excellent film
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: nanners on July 19, 2012, 01:25:38 pm
I saw Moonrise Kingdom yesterday.  It's a very good quirky movie.  Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Bruce Willis, and Edward Norton are the main actors.  The movies is set in 1965 and is about two troubled children who fall in love and run away together.  If you like movies like The Royal Tenenbaums or Big Fish then give this movies a try.   :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: milo on July 19, 2012, 10:27:42 pm
I went with my mum to see it last week and we both really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on July 20, 2012, 02:27:25 am
We're going to see MIB 3 tonight.  :D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: nanners on July 23, 2012, 01:49:04 pm
Was MIB good?  

The trailers before Moonrise Kingdom looked good.  Kiera Knightly and Jude Law star in Dostoyevsky's Anna Karenina.  On a website, http://www.movieinsider.com/m4854/red-dawn/  the 1984 movie Red Dawn has been remade and will release in November.  Chris Helmsworth is one of the stars.  I don't know how it will turn out.  The first movie was during the Cold War.   ???
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: milo on July 23, 2012, 10:05:48 pm
Was MIB good?  

The trailers before Moonrise Kingdom looked good.  Kiera Knightly and Jude Law star in Dostoyevsky's Anna Karenina.  On a website, http://www.movieinsider.com/m4854/red-dawn/  the 1984 movie Red Dawn has been remade and will release in November.  Chris Helmsworth is one of the stars.  I don't know how it will turn out.  The first movie was during the Cold War.   ???

Well if it has Chris Helmsworth I will see it but never heard of Red Dawn what is it?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on July 24, 2012, 09:03:15 am
Nanners, MIB 3 was fun. It was perfect entertainment for the Friday evening of a 70+ hours work week.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: nanners on July 24, 2012, 09:48:04 pm
Was MIB good?  

The trailers before Moonrise Kingdom looked good.  Kiera Knightly and Jude Law star in Dostoyevsky's Anna Karenina.  On a website, http://www.movieinsider.com/m4854/red-dawn/  the 1984 movie Red Dawn has been remade and will release in November.  Chris Helmsworth is one of the stars.  I don't know how it will turn out.  The first movie was during the Cold War.   ???

Well if it has Chris Helmsworth I will see it but never heard of Red Dawn what is it?

Red Dawn (1984 - Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, etc) is about WWIII.  The Soviets launch attack on American soil.  High school teenagers use guerrilla warfare. Bad stuff happens, but they show team spirit.  [I loved it at the time and was in love with C. Thomas Howell.  I was 12 years old. *cough*]

2012 version - Teenagers wage guerrilla warfare against North Korean invasion. (It's supposed to release November, but it seems to have been canned for now.  It's probably not good.)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: milo on July 25, 2012, 05:51:42 am
Arr that sounds very simular to Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden a teen series written in the late 80 and 90s its a Australian series about the same sort of thing with Australia being invaded however in all 7 books you never find out who the invading country is. The first book was turned into a movie 2 years ago with the sencond once comming out late this year or early next year,
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on July 25, 2012, 08:38:08 pm
The Dark Knight Rises.

Anyone seen it yet?
What's your thought?

I'm kinda torn on this one... after watching it.. it doesn't feel good.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: milo on July 25, 2012, 11:10:35 pm
The Dark Knight Rises.

Anyone seen it yet?
What's your thought?

I'm kinda torn on this one... after watching it.. it doesn't feel good.

How doesn't it feel good? No I havent seen it
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: nanners on July 25, 2012, 11:10:56 pm
The Dark Knight Rises.

Anyone seen it yet?
What's your thought?

I'm kinda torn on this one... after watching it.. it doesn't feel good.

Not yet.  Have you seen the previews for Man of Steel (DC Comic version)?  It releases summer 2013.  http://movies.msn.com/paralleluniverse/man-of-steel-two-new-trailers/story/?ocid=ansent11  It looks good from what I see.  Russell Crowe is Jor-El, Superman's biological father.  Kevin Costner is Jonathan Kent. Henry Cavill is Clark Kent/Superman.

There are lot of remakes recently.  There's one out now - Total Recall - starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, and Kate Beckinsale.  Arnold Swartzeneger and Sharon Stone were in the the original.  Gah!  Why is it so hard to come find good movies?!!! >:(  
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on July 25, 2012, 11:32:30 pm
@ milo: it's pretty dark and intense.
Poor Batman.
My husband loved it though.
But for me? Just don't feel good about it.
There are some pretty "funny" scenes that I think it doesn't make sense hence maybe that is why I didn't enjoy it much.  :P
It wasn't that hard to guess who is the real villian, so when the villian was finally revealed.. i go "about damn time!" *lol*

@ nanners: I did. But I am never a fan for Superman so it will be more or less like I'll be sitting on the fence for this one.

Apparently, all remakes seems to be taking on the "dark side" where the heroes were tortured or tormented.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: milo on July 27, 2012, 07:49:22 am
Today I watched Red Dawn and have to say that i didn't like it. I just keept yelling at the TV not to do this or that and wondering where they got all the equipment and supplies from. Oh well.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: nanners on July 27, 2012, 02:14:37 pm
Today I watched Red Dawn and have to say that i didn't like it. I just keept yelling at the TV not to do this or that and wondering where they got all the equipment and supplies from. Oh well.

It's a dated, over-the-top movie, featuring popular actors at that time.  I'm not sure what made Hollywood feel compelled to remake it other than to feature Chris Helmsworth.  Next thing you know, there'll be a remake of The Breakfast Club or Sixteen Candles.  Ah well.  Sorry, I didn't mean to encourage anyone to watch it. 

Some classic 80s movies would be:
The Thing (horror) - It's a well done remake.
Alien (Horror) - The first movie before it become over-the-top.
Blade Runner (futuristic-mystery-suspense)
Ordinary People (drama) - Academy Award Winner - The death of a family member, attempted suicide, therapy, and family dysfunction. 



Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: nanners on October 21, 2012, 11:05:33 pm
Highly Anticipated Movies

Skyfall (James Bond) -  It looks very good!  Hubba hubba, Daniel Craig! 
Noteworthy actors:  Daniel Craig *cough*, Javier Bardiem, Judy Densch

Wuthering Heights - Based on Emily Bronte's book - Racial differences between Heathcliff and Catherine  - Check it out!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crQh3l92QpY

What are you looking forward to?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Ying on October 23, 2012, 03:48:45 am
We went to see Looper last night. It was really good. :)
I'm looking forward to Skyfall, Life of Pi, The Hobbit and Les Misérables.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on October 23, 2012, 08:20:45 am
I hadn't seen Wuthering Heights was coming out, thanks nanners. Will be watching that

I'm looking forward to Skyfall and Gambit (Colin Firth need I say more?!). I was supposed to be going to see Swan Lake tonight at the cinema, it's being filmed live as part of the Royal Opera House season and being shown at cinemas all over. However when I actually looked into it it's on for 3 hours so I wouldn't get home till nearly 11pm and I'm up at 6.30am for work and it was going to cost £17! Considering I pay £15 a month and get unlimited visits to the cinema (paying about £1 extra for 3D films) I couldn't quite bring myself to pay that!!

Great Expectations with Helena Bonham Carter is out soon. I'm not sure on this as I don't particularly like the story but Helena Bonham Carter is bound to be brilliant as Miss Haversham
 
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: lia on October 23, 2012, 02:42:44 pm
We went to see Looper last night. It was really good. :)
I'm looking forward to Skyfall, Life of Pi, The Hobbit and Les Misérables.

I want to see Looper!  And Argo. 
Cloud Atlas, Skyfall, Flight (the one with Denzel Washington as a pilot who miraculously crash lands a passenger plane) are all on my "to see" list, but I've got a backlog a mile long (just watched Avengers over the weekend, lol.  I'm so behind!)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: nanners on October 29, 2012, 12:45:44 am
@Ying...I've heard Looper is very good.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis are an interesting pairing.  Want to see!
I haven't seen anything for Life of Pi yet.  There has to be a movie trailer on the internet somewhere.  Will have to look around.   :)

@Libby13...Wuthering Heights had a mixed reaction.  The adaptation is said to be brilliant but the casting poorly done.  I still want to see it!  I'll also look into Gambit.  Colin Firth is a solid actor.  Loved him in Love Actually and The King's Speech!

@lia...Argo looks good.  Ben Affleck can act but doesn't always chose the best roles.  Please share your thoughts of the movie if you don't mind. 

I'm excited about Lincoln.  Steven Spielberg directs Daniel Day-Lewis performing as U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.  The previews I've seen show an intense, as always, Lewis.  Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, and other choice actors perform in the movie.  Excited!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Ying on October 29, 2012, 12:46:28 pm
We went to see Skyfall on Saturday. It was really good.
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Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: nanners on October 29, 2012, 02:51:01 pm
We went to see Skyfall on Saturday. It was really good.
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Terrific!  I didn't like the last bond movie so my hopes are raised for Skyfall.   :D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Desme on October 29, 2012, 04:52:48 pm
I went to see Skyfall today. I thought it wasn't as good as Casino Royale, but it rocked.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on October 31, 2012, 04:46:30 am
I'm going after work tomorrow night to see Skyfall can't wait I've heard so many good things about it
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: lia on October 31, 2012, 01:04:16 pm
@lia...Argo looks good.  Ben Affleck can act but doesn't always chose the best roles.  Please share your thoughts of the movie if you don't mind. 

I really liked it!  Lots of good actors though many of them only have a couple lines.  Loved the storyline, and that's saying a lot - I'm the type of history buff who nitpicks everything in "based on a true story" movies, especially one based on something I've heavily studied in school (the Iranian Revolution), but it was great.  The tension of being a hostage and the fear on how to get them out was all very real.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on November 10, 2012, 02:25:57 am
 The Hobbit. Naught else.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: melusineistross on November 10, 2012, 04:10:51 am
The Hobbit. Naught else.

At that, i can only say....
Yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes Yes yes yes yes yes yes :)

And knowing what PJ prepared in term of technology, HD and such... They had to make all the costumes props make-up even omre realistic because  his cameras are just too HD lol.

Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on November 11, 2012, 02:32:26 am
I just watched trailer 2 for the first time.... http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/thehobbit/

"Well tha' could 'ave been worse..."  RoFl

Yes, this will be the crowning glory of movies (this year).
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: melusineistross on November 11, 2012, 04:38:00 am
Loooooooooooool
Just went to see it m'self, thanks...
And yes.. tha'could ave been worse .....
I have to check when it will come out in France... Bet that we will talk about it for a good long time... :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: nanners on December 27, 2012, 03:55:47 am
Anyone seen D'jango, yet?  It's Quentin Tarantino's latest film starring Jamie Fox, Leonardo DiCaprio, and another actor from the movie Inglorious Basterds!  If you love Taratino's movies, this is supposed to be pretty good.  If you don't appreciate his humor, then this might be a miss.  The reviews are mixed.  I hope to see it this weekend. 

Have you seen the latest Man of Steel movie trailer?  It looks terrific!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVu3gS7iJu4
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Desme on January 31, 2013, 01:56:37 pm
I went to see Django last week. Loved it!! <32 Every bit as good and crazy as I expected from a Tarantino movie.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: fanneyjack on May 10, 2014, 05:51:10 pm
watched Barry Lyndon
blurb: well made movie but fucking boring