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Title: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on July 21, 2009, 05:56:29 am
Sooo, want to talk about your fav movies? Or is there a movie you saw recently and you want to recommend it or criticize it?

POST HERE! ;)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Inyx on July 21, 2009, 04:35:30 pm
Hi all, wondered what peoples opinions on Public Enemies are?
It looks quite good in the trailers and it has Chrisitian Bale, which is a nice bonus. That aside though i've heard mixed things, and although i probs won't see it till it's on a dvd cus the cinema is a rip off i wondered what people thought of it?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Ying on July 22, 2009, 08:38:40 am
I went to see "Hangover" a couple of weeks ago. It's hilarious. I love it (I was a bit sceptical before but was forced to go by bf and bff).
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: 3girlmom on July 22, 2009, 11:41:28 am
I went to see "Hangover" a couple of weeks ago. It's hilarious. I love it (I was a bit sceptical before but was forced to go by bf and bff).



LMAO!!!! Didn't want to go see it on date night with hubby. But, he talked me into it. And I am still  laughing about it! ;D
Very fun movie. If you need a laugh, its the one for you.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: 3girlmom on July 22, 2009, 05:50:15 pm
Just curious,,, Went to see the latest Harry Potter film. What did you all think of it? For me it was better than the last. But didn't get or see the need to put a certain "burrow" scene in. The books are chalk full of great scenes! Left me shaking my head in wonder. ???
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on July 23, 2009, 04:08:17 am
Just curious,,, Went to see the latest Harry Potter film. What did you all think of it? For me it was better than the last. But didn't get or see the need to put a certain "burrow" scene in. The books are chalk full of great scenes! Left me shaking my head in wonder. ???

ack, I did not like it at all. I've already been ranting about it on other boards. I think it didn't do the book justice at all. okay, I know that you have to try to look at the books and movies separately, but why they invent new scenes while leaving out important other ones, is beyond me. plus, I think there was too much lovey-dovey and not enough background on who (and why !!!) was the halfblood prince.  :-\
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Ying on July 23, 2009, 04:53:01 am
I haven't seen the new HP film yet. BF keeps pushing me to go but I have been putting it off. I love the books so much and feel that the movies (at least the previous ones) are too short and can't convey all the story in the time allocated. so many explantions have been left out and like cheese said, i look at the books and the movies separately. Saying that I'm still glad they've made the movies. They have done a great job but it's just impossible to fit everything in the books into films.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mjt_3 on July 23, 2009, 05:14:23 am
I have read the whole series and HBP is one of my favs so I am hoping I'll like the movie. I know that you have to separate the books from the movies but when major plot threads are either added or taken away it drives me insane. One example is the Bourne movies. At the start of the second movie I'm thinking WTF?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: 3girlmom on July 23, 2009, 10:46:49 am
Spoiler





ack, I did not like it at all. I've already been ranting about it on other boards. I think it didn't do the book justice at all. okay, I know that you have to try to look at the books and movies separately, but why they invent new scenes while leaving out important other ones, is beyond me. plus, I think there was too much lovey-dovey and not enough background on who (and why !!!) was the halfblood prince.  :-\


Oh thank goodness, I wasn't the only one thinking WTF!!!!!  I have tried really hard to separate book from film. But to make up scenes to add "drama" or whatever! Is not needed!! The HP series are one of my favs as well!!! Even my 10 yr old who read the series 2yrs ago, was a little dumb founded herself. But admits to liking it. And for those who have never read the books, but just watched the movies, will ask themselves who the F is HBP???? DONKEYS the lot of them!!!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Lexi on July 23, 2009, 11:48:36 am
I just watched HP on Monday and I have to say I liked it, but was a little disappointed and confused with some scenes. The one thing I really wish they would have added in was the funeral at the end of the book. I think that would have been an amazing scene. Maybe they'll put it at the beginning of the next movie. And I just thought of this, it seems like they wanted to lighten up this movie some since the 5th one was so dark and moody. Does anyone else feel like they did that?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: 3girlmom on July 23, 2009, 01:06:49 pm
Spoiler


I just watched HP on Monday and I have to say I liked it, but was a little disappointed and confused with some scenes. The one thing I really wish they would have added in was the funeral at the end of the book. I think that would have been an amazing scene. Maybe they'll put it at the beginning of the next movie. And I just thought of this, it seems like they wanted to lighten up this movie some since the 5th one was so dark and moody. Does anyone else feel like they did that?


That very well could have been their thought process...I did enjoy parts of the movie. I agree with you on the last bit, I think the scene's up to and after with, what happen to Dumbledore could have been better. And if you didn't read the book you have no clue on the significances of Fawks  flying away ment. Those are the little things that I felt should have been in the movie.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on July 26, 2009, 04:02:24 pm
yesterday afternoon we went to see hangover with a friend of us. I didn't want to see it, it was one of those famous compromises you agree to when you're in a relationship. but now I don't mind that we went to see it. it wasn't bad, it's really funny. of course rather insane and total nonsense, but still very funny.

later the friend of us invited us home for dinner and we ended up watching yet another movie. hot fuzz. we already knew the actors from shaun of the dead, which is  pretty damn hilarious and insane.

hot fuzz is too. so crazy funny and disturbing in pieces.... just awesome.
I still quote parts of it to fiancè and we both giggle like loons. "yaaarp"
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Nellie on August 06, 2009, 10:24:29 am
I saw Harry Potter this past weekend with mom because she wanted to see it and we spent the money to watch it at the Imax.  :)  That doesn't happen often.  I was a little disappointed in that they didn't have more on the HBP part but then I guess they wanted to be all dramatic when it was said to set it up for the big finish with Deathly Hallows.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: skyblue on August 08, 2009, 10:35:12 pm
I went to se G.I. joe with a friend it actually wasn't that bad even though it was based on a male barbie doll.

my friend made me go, she loves that actor channing tatum


Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: fujijan on August 08, 2009, 11:38:04 pm
Spoiler





ack, I did not like it at all. I've already been ranting about it on other boards. I think it didn't do the book justice at all. okay, I know that you have to try to look at the books and movies separately, but why they invent new scenes while leaving out important other ones, is beyond me. plus, I think there was too much lovey-dovey and not enough background on who (and why !!!) was the halfblood prince.  :-\


Oh thank goodness, I wasn't the only one thinking WTF!!!!!  I have tried really hard to separate book from film. But to make up scenes to add "drama" or whatever! Is not needed!! The HP series are one of my favs as well!!! Even my 10 yr old who read the series 2yrs ago, was a little dumb founded herself. But admits to liking it. And for those who have never read the books, but just watched the movies, will ask themselves who the F is HBP???? DONKEYS the lot of them!!!

I AGREE! I'm a crazy fan and it just irks me when they change things! Like the burrow scene you guys have mentioned. And why do they take out the rest of the memories? I thought the memories were a huge part of the story! Still, thankfully they didn't cancel the funeral but just push it back to Movie 7 Part 1. A small comfort i guess...

HBP seems to be just a bridge to the DH but still, (personally) I think HBP is better than the previous....  8)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: skyblue on August 09, 2009, 01:32:14 am
the sixth and the 3rd were my fav books but my fav movie was the 4th.


what about you guys?
 ???
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sachiko on August 13, 2009, 07:45:54 pm
Fave movie: #4. Fave book: #5.

I am one of the ones who very must disliked Alfonso Cueron's direction of #3.

I read HBP and DH only once each--normally I reread my books at least 4 times, the second time through starting a few minutes after I read the last page for the first time, if you follow me

("Follow you! Very good, ve-ry good. You're wicked, eh?")

(Monty...Python? nm)

I am waiting for HBP to come out on DVD, Too many kiddles to take us all to the theatre without taking out a second mortgage on the house.

re: Hot Fuzz--LOVE that show. My husband and I are still quoting that too. "The greater good!"
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: skyblue on August 19, 2009, 03:40:58 pm
Did anyone see the time traveler's wife?
I read the book but didn't want to be disapointed with the movie.
Did anyone like it?

Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Ying on August 19, 2009, 03:45:25 pm
i read the book too but haven't seen the movie. i don't know if i can go through it again, it was very intense for me and I love the book. also, i don't want to ruin it if the film is no good.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Inyx on August 19, 2009, 04:20:51 pm
hot fuzz is too. so crazy funny and disturbing in pieces.... just awesome.
I still quote parts of it to fiancè and we both giggle like loons. "yaaarp"

Heh hot fuzz is brill, especially if you've already seen shaun of the dead. I literally live about a 5 minute walk from where simon pegg grew up xD
The village is also very much like where i live, i'm not sure if is intended to be like a version of gloucester but it really is for some parts :P

Me fav movies are the matrix movies, hands down. I adore them  liongrin
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on August 19, 2009, 04:23:27 pm
hot fuzz is too. so crazy funny and disturbing in pieces.... just awesome.
I still quote parts of it to fiancè and we both giggle like loons. "yaaarp"

Heh hot fuzz is brill, especially if you've already seen shaun of the dead. I literally live about a 5 minute walk from where simon pegg grew up xD
The village is also very much like where i live, i'm not sure if is intended to be like a version of gloucester but it really is for some parts :P

Me fav movies are the matrix movies, hands down. I adore them  liongrin

oh, yeah, saw shaun of the dead too. and adored it ;) they'll do a third movie, I've been told? so going to watch that.
and munch a cornetto. :D






yaaaaaaarp.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Inyx on August 19, 2009, 04:38:40 pm
Yea they are planning a third one ^^

Nobody tells me nothing!! heheeh
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sachiko on August 19, 2009, 09:56:33 pm
Did anyone see the time traveler's wife?
I read the book but didn't want to be disapointed with the movie.
Did anyone like it?



Haven't seen it; the book made me cry.

Upon finishing it I immediatly wanted to make all my friends read it, except most of my friends are Mormon like me, and better ones at that, and don't erad anything racier than Beverly Lewis. Well, and Twilight, which I think is plenty skanky, but skanky in a teen "OMG!" way and not in the loving married way like in Time Traveler's Wife.

Oo, I sound a little biting there. Sorry......

And I LOVED Hot Fuzz.

Last night one of my husband's coworkers lent us Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels with a "If you loved Hot FUzz, you'll love this!"

Total fail. Blech. It was nothing like Hot Fuzz and we turned it off 15 unbearably long minutes into it.

I LOOOOOVE Miyazaki movies. Those are my faves. Also The Castle and DUNE, both versions.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: electricpeppers on August 21, 2009, 02:14:56 pm
Did anyone see the time traveler's wife?
I read the book but didn't want to be disapointed with the movie.
Did anyone like it?

I managed to destory my copy of the book on holiday thanks to a badly driven boat and the sea, but my mum and dad saw the film and loved it. They've not read the book, but I think they're planning on it now. I've heard elsewhere that it's a decent film; I'm not sure how the quality correlates to the novel though. It's always odd to see beloved novels adapted.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sachiko on August 21, 2009, 02:22:04 pm
Actually, I think the Time Traveler's Wife would adapt easily to film. SO much of the book was devoted to explaining where they were, how old he was, etc. I think the story might actually be better told via film.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Nellie on August 21, 2009, 03:11:07 pm
I might go to see District 9 tonight or tomorrow.

Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: BlueMtn on August 22, 2009, 05:07:26 pm
Did anyone see or planning on seeing the new Hayao Miyazaki coming out called PONYO?


Love those Miyazaki films! wolfTONGUE
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sachiko on August 22, 2009, 05:30:20 pm
Did anyone see or planning on seeing the new Hayao Miyazaki coming out called PONYO?


Love those Miyazaki films! wolfTONGUE


ME ME ME ME ME
 jumP
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Readsalot81 on August 22, 2009, 05:47:34 pm
I've got a whole stack of dvd movies sitting here right next to me since I'm feelin' all crappy & crampy like.

I'm on the I'm a girl and I wanna feel good kick so here are my selections:

My big fat greek wedding
HP's 1-5
The Matchmaker
Love Actually
Miracle
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: skyblue on August 22, 2009, 09:23:19 pm
It is odd seeing our beloved books become movies... sometimes the movies are great and sometimes there... not
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Nellie on August 23, 2009, 10:47:02 pm
I would have liked to have seen Ponyo but none of the theatres around here.

District 9 was very good but I was getting a headache because of how the camera was shaking all over the place for the action scenes.   :-\  They don't need to do that to follow all the action, I can do it myself.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sententia on August 24, 2009, 02:10:29 pm
Well I'm kind of intrigued by the advertisements on youtube for that new film Avatar...
Anyone seen them?

It looks pretty awesome but i've bin wrong before..
I'm mostly attracted to it because of the special effects and the graphics look incredible!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Nellie on August 24, 2009, 02:14:46 pm
I've seen the cartoon that it's based on.  I know a lot of the die hard fans aren't happy with how the casting had went but I'd go see it and see how M. Night did on it.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sententia on August 24, 2009, 02:16:40 pm
See i had no idea it was based on a cartoon..
learn something new everyday here  :)

i might go hunting and see what i can find out about it..  paW
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sachiko on August 24, 2009, 03:20:33 pm
I am totally looking forward to Avatar.

Not only on its own merits; also because it ISN'T Pokemon. This is crucial, around here.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: lacrima on August 24, 2009, 03:37:22 pm
I just tried to find the youtube video. And came up with two films: AVATAR and the other was The Last Airbender. Kind of confusing. But I know the comic, so I was able to find out which one you were talking about...
I really like watching the cartoon (when I'm able to watch it). And yes, it's NOT Pokemon. Or Digimon, or...  :#)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sententia on August 24, 2009, 03:40:05 pm
 :D ha ha pokemon.. wow, blast from the past! the memories came flooding back..
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sachiko on August 24, 2009, 08:12:04 pm
Seriously. I HOMESCHOOL for pity's sake and we don't have cable, just dvds. We're Netflix Amish.

And they STILL somehow managed to find Pokemon, managed to get some old VHS from an overly indulgent grandfather, and now they all sit around and talk about Pokemon, or they have Pokemon sword fights, or they spend time memorizing Pokemon names....

It just goes to show, children are geniuses at whatever they consider importnat. Which means they COULD memorize scriptures, if they so chose, or if I could find the right leverage, but they choose instead to expend their amazing neural energies and potentials on third-rate anime.

For all that it was alarming how fast they got sucked into the Final Fantasy world after my DH let them watch FF7:Advent Children....at least that's a higher-caliber addiction.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mjt_3 on August 24, 2009, 08:26:35 pm
Argh the dreaded Pokemon. My daughter was obsessed with it when she was younger. It's funny you should mention FF, my daughter just hired that out a couple of days ago, she has watched it quite a few times!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sachiko on August 24, 2009, 08:33:38 pm
It is pretty addictive.

Anyway, so, I'm hoping to transfer my kids' fascination from Pokemon to Avatar, a la going from heroin to methadone. Avatar is more worthy of their devotion and gentler on the little kids than Firefly.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sententia on August 24, 2009, 09:31:48 pm
ahh firefly...  :) me and my little bro are addicted, we are proud owners of the box set.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Nellie on August 25, 2009, 09:21:09 am
The cartoon is very good.  I have to catch up.  I watched up to mid-second season and then for some reason the time was changed and I kept forgetting it.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: BlueMtn on August 30, 2009, 09:50:17 pm
Ponyo trailer - now playing in theaters:


http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/ponyo/
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: skyblue on August 31, 2009, 12:20:08 am
Im not so sure about Ponyo but Avatar looks good!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: BlueMtn on August 31, 2009, 12:35:55 am
It's all about being Hayao Miyazaki fan   ;D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sachiko on August 31, 2009, 07:48:31 pm
It's all about being Hayao Miyazaki fan   ;D

miyazaki miyazaki

 jumP jumP jumP

I loooove that guy.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Nellie on September 02, 2009, 11:42:55 am
I loved how he did Howl's Moving Castle.  :)

I first saw it at GenCon before it was released.  I have to say that as much as I like christian Bale, it sounds better in Japanese.

Anyone going to see 9 when it comes out?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on September 02, 2009, 01:11:37 pm
Well, I loved the visuals on Howl's Moving Castle, but the anime cut half the plot out and rearranged the other half until it made no sense.  The movie eliminated a third of the cast, switched the bad guy from one character to another, changed the entire nature and effects of the curse, and pulled the anti-war message out of nowhere.  I just watch HMC for the prettiness of Howl and the hilarity of Calcifer.

I plan on seeing 9 when it's out.  I'll prolly take the little ones with me and make a night out of it.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Nellie on September 02, 2009, 03:21:10 pm
Yes, HMC is very, very pretty.  paW
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sachiko on September 02, 2009, 07:38:39 pm
True, Sylvia.

But I was just so happy for something from Miyazaki AND Diana Wynne Jones...two of my favorite artists...that I was deliberately easy-to-please.

Because the alternative was Disney, that's why. Slightly disappointing Miyazaki is still better than some of Disney's best, IMAO.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: XxxXLozXxxX on September 11, 2009, 02:51:00 pm
I just went to see Dorian Grey - very good film  :D
anyone else seen it?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Yala on September 11, 2009, 04:17:14 pm
About Avatar - are you all talking about the last airbender? Then I also watched the cartoons and loved them  :D
I am very curious to see how they'll manage with actors.

@ Readsalot81: I have watched 3 of the films you mentioned ;) : My big fat greek wedding, The Matchmaker & Love Actually
Of the last film, I especially liked the light-doubles  ;D

Another film I like is The Gamers. It's a really funny, ironic film about RPG :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sachiko on September 12, 2009, 03:50:34 pm
I just went to see Dorian Grey - very good film  :D
anyone else seen it?

the old one? With, um, Angela Lansbury, I think it was?

Creeped me out! Good show.

Yala--yep, the airbender series.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: XxxXLozXxxX on September 12, 2009, 03:58:27 pm
no the knew one ts at the cinema colin firths in it.
Ben Barnes plays Dorian Grey he was very good  ;D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on September 13, 2009, 02:30:09 pm
I couldn't decide if I wanted to see Dorian Grey or not but if you say it's good I'll have to give it a shot.

Saw all the comments at the start about HP6 and have to say whilst I did quite like the film I did come away ranting about things they'd missed and 'new' scenes like the one with the burrow.
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

My favourite films of all time have to be - Ghostbusters 1&2, Sweet Home Alabama and every Will Smith film (except I Am Legend - I do NOT do zombie films!!!)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: BlueMtn on September 13, 2009, 02:35:09 pm
Slightly disappointing Miyazaki is still better than some of Disney's best, IMAO.


This is so true!  Also is the issue of translating book to film.  Sometimes you just have to separate them and and allow each media to entertain one on it's own merit!   paW
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sachiko on September 14, 2009, 08:27:54 pm
My dad stopped by Uwajimaya's in Portland and picked up a picture book of Ponyo which all my kids are devouring. I am really looking forward to the release.

Husband and I finally saw HP6 Friday night. I loved that initial Barrow scene. I think I might prefer movie to the book--a more liveable level of snogging.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: skyblue on September 14, 2009, 10:29:37 pm
I really want to see 9 if anyone sees it tell me how it was!! I love elija wood
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: 3girlmom on September 16, 2009, 06:46:48 pm
Ever watch a movie, when you know it throws you into the ugly cry??? And why do we torture ourselves so?? :-\ Well I for one haven't figured it out because I just sat through P.S . I Love You, for like then 10th time and cried sobbed like a blubbering fool! Total and uncontrollable ugly a*% cry!!! :'( Eeesh, you would think I'd learn by now!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sachiko on September 16, 2009, 06:59:18 pm
I can't. I get emotionally exhausted by that. Just wiped out. I can't even (lowers voice to a whisper) watch the whole LotR. I don't even watch it in segments anymore. I only watch it with the commentary or, even better, all the "Making Of Middle Earth" stuff with WETA and stunts and whatnot.

It's dumb, but I can barely handle any movies or TV shows any more. Like an acquired autism.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: BlueMtn on September 16, 2009, 09:25:22 pm
I don't do too many sad ending movies, myself.  I'm into escapism and I want to come away feeling good.  However, I will tolerate a sadder ending, if there is a sense, and beauty and a closure involved.    There is one horse movie that I always leak some tears, in the middle when the race horse trainer is flogging Phar Lap up the sand dunes.  The end of Gladiator - tears.     I remember reading somewhere years ago that many women like cry movies for the endorphin release that tears bring and another article that said women will allow themselves to cry more because instinctively they know that it's a healthy release.  Don't know how true those generalities are  - don't shoot me.   But if that is accepted, then my guess, is if you know it makes you cry and you want to watch it anyway, then your subconscious is saying it needs to clean the pipes!  Go for it.   
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: 3girlmom on September 16, 2009, 10:02:06 pm
I whole heartily agree with you Blu and most the time I do ok . Must be my time to clean the pipes!!!!!!  ;)
No shooting!!! :D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on September 17, 2009, 02:07:18 am
call me nuts.... but even after years and years and countless times I saw it: my eyes still tear up when mufasa dies in lion king.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: 3girlmom on September 17, 2009, 09:29:02 am
Not nuts! I too tear up over that one scene. liongrin  Heck just a couple weeks ago I cried at the Disney movie UP!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sachiko on September 17, 2009, 12:02:02 pm
I always cry during the opening sequence of Lion King, bcause it's so lovely.

And....UP...oh, I bawled. I bawled and bawled.

There are some church movies that turn on the tap, too. I don't know why I wear eye makeup to church. And the church I go to isn't even that emotionally demonstrative. It's a sit-down and listen kind of church. And I sniff really, really loud.  ;)

I didn't cry at all as a kid and now that I'm a physiological adult I can't turn it off! Must be hormonal. My lacrimal ducts are very duty-concious.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: lacrima on September 17, 2009, 02:44:40 pm
Has anyone seen 'Final Fantasy: The spirits within' ? The final scene... I cried like a baby.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sachiko on September 17, 2009, 03:40:47 pm
Oh, no, there's another one?

We have FF7: Advent Children, which my kids adore. I will have to get the one of which you speak, lacrima.

My kids love Miyazaki, but thought the ending of Princess Mononoke was too sad.

I've also always hated the ending to Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits. I know it's the right ending for the movie. But I still didn't like it.

I just read My Sister's Keeper last night and bawled. I am NOT seeing the movie. I think I got my requisite weeping done last night. :D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Steinchen on October 05, 2009, 02:16:00 pm
After I watched Pride and Prejudice last week *wonder how I got the idea to watch it again* ;) ;) I watched Bridget Jones yesterday evening on DVD...that is also a very comforting movie and always a treat to watch :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sachiko on October 05, 2009, 02:32:47 pm
Husband and I watched Hidalgo last week while we strung beads for birthday neckalces for our 4yo. It was pretty good, exciting and still family-friendly IMAO.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Readsalot81 on October 05, 2009, 02:36:42 pm
For whatever reason, movies don't make me weep nearly as much as books do . Dunno why.  If I absolutely had to take a gander, maybe I'm more invested in the book that I'm reading as opposed to watching a movie.

Seriously.. just re-read iron kissed by Patty Briggs.. weepfest.
And the last movie............ the END of LOTR.. c'mon... where they all bow to the little people? That had me surreptitiously reaching for a tissue.

....ohhh Haven't seen Hidalgo in a long while. Yeah, that one had me springing a leak as well.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: 3girlmom on October 05, 2009, 02:40:36 pm
Man, I spring a leak at just about anything and everything, ie....watch cars last night with my girls and got the goose bumps at the end. Its a flippen cartoon!!! How pathetic!!!  :-[ *shakes head at self*
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Yala on October 05, 2009, 02:43:14 pm
I think I didn't post it here, but I absolutely LOVE 'Hoodwinked' and I saw there will be a prequel like next year or so. It's 'Rotkäppchenverschwörung' in german, but I would absolutely recommend watching it in english - even though some characters are hard to understand. Oh, and it has a squirrel in it! ;)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on October 07, 2009, 01:56:10 pm
I cry at everything!! Cried at Terminator 4 which was slightly embarrassing! Always cry in Lion King when Mufassa dies - have to skip past that part when I watch it these days!!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: lacrima on October 17, 2009, 08:02:11 am
A post from BlueMtn just reminded of one of my favorite movies ever: Titan A.E. I watched it about 8 times.
It's also what inspired an important part of the world building for my NaNoWriMo story.
I simply love the plot, the characters, the animations, the world building, everything. I love that movie, and the Dredge are one of the best villains ever. I loved them, I wanted to battle them, I wanted to use them to power my laptop....
Okay, I stop now... :#)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: BlueMtn on October 17, 2009, 09:25:12 am
I liked that move too!  Actually, I simply like animation, period.   I have always been fascinated by it since I was a kid.  Now I'm a big old kid, same goes.   For me, it takes the movie up to an art form - eye candy.  Whether it's CGI or hand drawn, it's the story, the visual display and the characterization behind it.   **sigh**   paW
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on October 18, 2009, 12:35:20 pm
saw WALLE for the first time yesterday and loved it. funny and original and with serious background!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: BlueMtn on October 18, 2009, 12:36:54 pm
Yes, I loved WALLE too!   paW
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: akla66 on October 18, 2009, 11:32:29 pm
WALLE is a great movie i loved it too ;D, but i really want to see this movie called the Vampires Assistant when it comes out
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Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: BlueMtn on October 18, 2009, 11:44:34 pm
Another old favorite is "October Sky".   I smile thru my tears at the end every time.    paW
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: colleenlaughs on November 24, 2009, 09:51:32 pm
call me nuts.... but even after years and years and countless times I saw it: my eyes still tear up when mufasa dies in lion king.

I hiccup cry when mufasa dies...

I also found it emotionally devastating as a child when Bambi's mom died. Horrible!!

Right up there with Bambi's mom was Ole Yeller. I don't think children should be allowed to watch that!!!


Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Leesie on February 06, 2010, 05:07:26 pm
Did anyone see 500 Days of Summer?  My hubbie and I watched last night and it was...ok.  The only reason I ask is that it was highly recommended by a friend of ours.  He watched it 3 times in one weekend.  :o  Does he have poor taste or am I off because I was expecting something better?  I liked what they were trying to do, but I didn't really care about the characters.
I loved Amelie and Once and really like indie flicks...but it felt forced.
Anyone else?   ???
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Ying on February 07, 2010, 07:11:22 am
Did anyone see 500 Days of Summer?  My hubbie and I watched last night and it was...ok.  The only reason I ask is that it was highly recommended by a friend of ours.  He watched it 3 times in one weekend.  :o  Does he have poor taste or am I off because I was expecting something better?  I liked what they were trying to do, but I didn't really care about the characters.
I loved Amelie and Once and really like indie flicks...but it felt forced.
Anyone else?   ???

I did. Omg, it was more exciting to watch the paint dries. We got the DVD out for christmas and the family just fell asleep on the sofa. By the end of the film only 2 people still awake was me and my bf. I was awake because I was reading a book so I wasn't hypnotised and my bf because he was the one renting out this DVD and wanted to see it through. He chose it as he thought a rom com would make us girls happy (me, his sisters and his mum).
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Yala on February 07, 2010, 01:10:58 pm
Aw, the poor guy! He was so thoughtful and then it didn't work... That's sad! Tell him to get 'Love actually' for next Christmas, that's got to be better. ;)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Foxen on February 07, 2010, 01:34:18 pm
Aw, the poor guy! He was so thoughtful and then it didn't work... That's sad! Tell him to get 'Love actually' for next Christmas, that's got to be better. ;)

Hubby and I watch that movie every Christmas! :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Ying on February 07, 2010, 01:39:55 pm
lol, we did. We watched "Love Actually", "The Holiday" and "Nottinghill" over Christmas, they were on telly but bf brought "500 days of summer" because he thought it might fall into the same category.  sLeEpy sLeEpy
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Leesie on February 09, 2010, 11:54:56 am
Thank you Ying!  I am not alone.
We watch Love Actually at Christmas too!  I am NOT looking forward to the US version of it - "Valentine's Day" - that is what it appears to be anyway, a junky knock-off.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Vic on February 09, 2010, 04:49:57 pm
Ack!  Just saw on Hurog that Evanovich's first Plum book is going to the big screen with Katherine Heigl as Plum...  :o  http://www.collider.com/2010/02/08/katherine-heigl-counts-one-for-the-money/ (http://www.collider.com/2010/02/08/katherine-heigl-counts-one-for-the-money/) - just don't see it.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on February 10, 2010, 03:47:31 am
Katherine Heigl? Nope doesn't work for me although will have to watch it anyway  :P
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: yodamom on February 12, 2010, 11:54:47 am
 wolfTONGUE Anyone going to go see the new Werewolf movie out today ? The Wolfman with Benicio Del Toro ? I really want to see it.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Foxen on February 12, 2010, 12:09:01 pm
wolfTONGUE Anyone going to go see the new Werewolf movie out today ? The Wolfman with Benicio Del Toro ? I really want to see it.

It looked really good actually from the previews. I will probably wait until a few friends have gone to see it, hear their reactions, and then decide whether I want to go see it in theaters or wait until it is out on DVD.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: MinnChica on February 12, 2010, 12:36:27 pm
Yes, we will probably see it. Just don't know when. I've heard a lot of great things about it!  ;D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on February 13, 2010, 06:02:59 am
I think it's been pretty much slated over here so I've been putting off watching it. If anyone does see it let me know what you thought.

Watched Valentines Day last night. Was quite good -IMHO not as good as Love Actually in fact it tried to be Love Actually but set on Valentines Day (hence the title talk about stating the obviously Libby!) instead of over Christmas. Only downside for me was I think I was sat next to Taylor Lautners fan club! There was a bit at the end with Julia Roberts character that got me a bit I got a bit teary (I'm an emotional wreck what can I say!) until someone laughed which completely killed the moment! Also and don't look if you plan on watching it
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on February 16, 2010, 12:03:00 am
Oh! I wanted to see Valentines Day!

Watched Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief recently..
I loved it!  :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on February 16, 2010, 12:30:55 am
I really liked Percy Jackson.  They did a good job with the Greek myths, I thought, staying true to the source and still updating them to modern times.  (Except for Hades, but just about everyone thinks Hades is the western Hell).  I loved the whole scene with Medusa. <32
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on February 27, 2010, 10:42:47 am
oooh.. I just watched the DVD of "The Ugly Truth"..

So funny.. I love it!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: dingo baby on February 27, 2010, 01:19:39 pm
Went to see "Leap Year" with my girlfriends last night.  Anyone seen that?
It was cute as rom-com goes....followed typical plot development and typical situations....but I really like Amy Adams and Matthew Goode is cute. (I've liked him since the teen movie "Chasing Liberty")  It did seem like they were playing up all the Irish stereotypes that I had to wonder how the Irish would feel about this movie.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on February 27, 2010, 01:24:54 pm
we went to the cinema yesterday and saw sherlock holmes. it was fun!!! really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: XxxXLozXxxX on February 27, 2010, 03:34:55 pm
we went to the cinema yesterday and saw sherlock holmes. it was fun!!! really enjoyed it.

I saw Sherlock Holmes. Really liked it but Im a robert downey fan lol My uncle was actually an extra in parliment in that film and I actually saw her three times lol I think he was the only brunette there.

I saw Daybreakers. The ending was a bit of a let down but the storyline was very good. Went to see Solomon Kane yesterday which I LOVED! My kind of film though lol I really want to see Percy Jackson. Cant wait for Tim Burtons Alice and Wonderland to come out  jumP super excited about that. I want to see Legion and Clash of the Titans. I like mythology lol And I still havent seen Avatar yet. Really want to go and watch that.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on February 28, 2010, 07:50:43 am
I cannot wait until Alice In Wonderland is out! I'm going to watch it on 13th when my cousin comes down. Huge Johnny Depp and Tim Burton fan  hUg3
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Ying on February 28, 2010, 06:37:40 pm
Me too! We want to go to the IMAX to see it. We went to see the crazies last night, it was meh. :(
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: dingo baby on February 28, 2010, 10:52:32 pm
I cannot wait until Alice In Wonderland is out! I'm going to watch it on 13th when my cousin comes down. Huge Johnny Depp and Tim Burton fan  hUg3

I'm excited for Alice In Wonderland, too!  It looks so cool.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Kitara on February 28, 2010, 11:22:04 pm
I'll be excited if it isn't in 3-D.  I hate those glasses you have to wear.  The paint the screen red and blue and drive me nuts.  killPC Freaking nuts!  Plus, I wear glasses.  Putting 3-D glasses over my glasses is another pain.  So no 3-D for me.  But Johnny Depp is awesome.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on February 28, 2010, 11:40:21 pm
The new 3D glasses look like sunglasses, and I haven't noticed any red-and-bluing with them.

Lil Sis sometimes feels left out because she's the only one in the family with perfect vision, i.e. she's the only one who doesn't wear glasses or contacts.  When we went to see Avatar in 3D she finally got her own back, teasing the rest of us about how we had to wear one pair of glasses over another and she was comfortable.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on March 01, 2010, 03:32:41 am
Those 3D glasses gave me a headache when I went to watch Avatar so I'm not such a huge fan of them but I will watch Alice in Wonderland if it is in 3D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on March 01, 2010, 08:28:57 am
@Libby, maybe try sitting far back from the screen?

I am so looking forward to watch Alice in Wonderland in 3D..
The funny thing is.. I heard so much about the story "Alice in Wonderland" since young but seriously.. I have no clue what is this about? *lol*
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on March 01, 2010, 08:40:29 am
From what I've read about this film version of Alice in Wonderland I get the impression this film is actually when she returns a few years later and I think that book was Alice Through the Looking Glass but might be wrong I haven't read that book for about 15 years.

Good point there mrsj we were fairly close to the screen but then I don't want to sit too far back that I can't see Johnny Depp properly!!!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: lacrima on March 01, 2010, 01:40:47 pm
So, I'm now going to see Sherlock Holmes with my mother. I tell you later how we liked it... :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on March 01, 2010, 01:46:01 pm
So, I'm now going to see Sherlock Holmes with my mother. I tell you later how we liked it... :)

ohhh, hope you'll like it. I think it was great, really entertaining!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: lacrima on March 01, 2010, 05:02:44 pm
I loved it. It was really funny. Especially the quips and quarrels between Watson and Holmes were great.  <32
I have to admit, Robert Downey Jr. was part of why I wanted to watch it.  ;D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on March 01, 2010, 05:12:08 pm
I loved it. It was really funny. Especially the quips and quarrels between Watson and Holmes were great.  <32
I have to admit, Robert Downey Jr. was part of why I wanted to watch it.  ;D

:) I totally understand. I always liked him (as an actor ;) )
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on March 04, 2010, 10:50:58 am
aahhh..
Just came back from the movies.
Watched "Alice in Wonderland"..

Movie is ok but didn't wow me.
Johnny Depp is amazing as usual.
I love the cat!  ;)

@libby, I sat at the back again and I still get to see Johnny Depp well..  ;)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on March 04, 2010, 10:58:32 am
Excellent thanks mrsj I'll bear that in mind when I finally get to go - don't know when I'm going yet  :( Is it as good as Tim Burton's usual work?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on March 04, 2010, 11:21:40 am
eh.. I was a bit bored in the movie.. there are funny moments especially with Johnny Depp's scene but overall, it's an "okay" movie for me.

But well.. you know... he is Tim Burton.. his movies are usually weird.. hahahaha
I love "Corpse Bride" the best.

Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on March 04, 2010, 11:31:53 am
not sure when the movie will make it to austria, but I had to laugh out loud when I saw depp's custome. jeeeeez, he looks .... WEIRD
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Ying on March 04, 2010, 12:19:57 pm
I love big fish, it was really good.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: yodamom on March 08, 2010, 07:04:04 pm
 vamPirE We saw Alice over the week-end, in 3-D. Not worth the money for that, it was filmed in 2-D then they added to it to make parts 3-D. It just would have been better to see it in 2-D.
I thought the movie was a bit slow, dragging on with little action. The girl that played Alice I thought was very low energy. Jonnhy was fabulous as the weird Hatter, although I could see Jack Sparrow in many of his mannerisms. Pity, because I was really ready to "love" this movie. Visually is was a dream.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Foxen on March 08, 2010, 07:47:20 pm
We saw Alice yesterday too! We heard the same thing about the 3D, so we went to see it in regular 2D and it was just fine. Didn't even know what I was/wasn't missing. ;) I liked a lot about it. It was not quite what I expected, but I'd already heard it was some kind of sequel or different take on the original story so I went into expecting anything. The Mad Hatter was amazing. I loved Stephen Fry as the Cheshire Cat and Alan Rickman as the Caterpillar. (Not to mention Christopher Lee as the Jabberwocky!)
It was gorgeous and I loved just about all of the cool dresses in it. ;D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on March 08, 2010, 09:08:37 pm
We saw Alice in 3D.  I didn't notice any problem with the special effects, but since we also saw it in IMAX we noticed that the 3D was blurry if you didn't hold your head at just the right point.

I really liked the movie.  Loved the Chesire cat, loved the Red Queen.  And I loved all the subtle references to the books.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Yala on March 09, 2010, 02:33:59 am
We saw Alice in 3D.  I didn't notice any problem with the special effects, but since we also saw it in IMAX we noticed that the 3D was blurry if you didn't hold your head at just the right point.
Yup, it was the same where we saw it. I loved the film! So cute!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Guenivere on March 15, 2010, 09:01:53 am
I saw ALice on Saturday in 3D and loved it. It was such a different take on the story and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I find that this story has so many great characters I just love seeing brought to life - like the Cheshire Cat and the White Rabbit and the Tweedles and the Red Queen.

And, of course, the very best part is the Tea Party with the Mad Hatter and the March Hare and the Dormouse.

Plus it didn't hurt that Johnny Depp was phenomenal as the Hatter.

If only Tim Burton did sequels.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: XxxXLozXxxX on March 15, 2010, 10:53:37 am
I went to see Alice in Wonderland on saturday night. Had to see it in 2D because I have a problem with my long distance sight  :(

And it twas awesome  <32 There has never been a Tim Burton film that I havent loved though. I love his work I think he is simply amazing.  wOrshiP wOrshiP wOrshiP
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on March 19, 2010, 12:14:30 pm
I'm going to watch The Bounty Hunter tonight looks quite funny and I like those 2

STILL haven't watched Alice in Wonderland really need to go but my friend who I'm going cinema with tonight doesn't like the look of it and can't be convinced to watch it  :(
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: LittleSybil on March 23, 2010, 08:17:55 pm
AVATAR! saw it 3 tymes!

alici in wonderland! 2 times (2d does NOT compare with either!!)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: lacrima on March 29, 2010, 01:33:30 pm
I'm going to see 'How to tame your dragon' tonight. At least that's the plan. I'm not entirely sure it's going to happen, since we're trying to watch that film for three evenings in a row now, and we haven't managed it yet.

Edit: I loved the film. The first time I saw something in 3D, and I liked the effects. But the story was also great. I laughed tears.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on March 29, 2010, 05:13:41 pm
Glad to hear it, lacrima.  We were supposed to go last weekend but instead we're going this weekend.  It's been getting good reviews so far.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on March 29, 2010, 09:17:30 pm
Ooh.. I'm toying between watching that in normal or 3D.
So what do you recommend lacrima?  ;D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Yala on March 30, 2010, 04:38:18 am
Oh, I want to see that, too! Ever since I saw the trailer before Avatar, actually ;). Annoying it's easter this weekend... But I'll just go next week ;D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: lacrima on March 30, 2010, 10:05:30 am
Ooh.. I'm toying between watching that in normal or 3D.
So what do you recommend lacrima?  ;D
I enjoyed it in 3D, but I think normal would be good as well.

The only kind of film where I need fancy special effects to enjoy it are action films (because, let's face it, they usually don't have much of a story line).
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: BlueMtn on April 24, 2010, 09:56:37 pm
I'm always a bit behind the times, but I got the DVD and saw Avatar.  I don't know the show or anything, but loved the movie.  The visuals are simply stunning, really blew me away. 

 <32 <32 <32
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: MinnChica on April 25, 2010, 12:34:33 am
Hubby and I rented The Blind Side tonight. OMG it was sooooooo good. I cried, it was such a wonderful story!!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: BlueMtn on April 25, 2010, 12:39:34 am
I loved the Blind Side too - Sandra Bullock isn't a favorite of mine - but she was awesome in that film.  I had lots of happy teary moments too.   <32 <32
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Kitara on April 25, 2010, 01:11:38 am
OMG The Blind Side was awesome.  <32 <32 <32 Don't know what the critics were thinking when they gave it bad reviews (according to what I heard). Word of mouth really sold that film while it was in theatres.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on April 25, 2010, 02:15:55 am
I'm always a bit behind the times, but I got the DVD and saw Avatar.  I don't know the show or anything, but loved the movie.  The visuals are simply stunning, really blew me away. 

 <32 <32 <32

I suspect that you saw the movie Avatar about the blue skinned aliens and not based on any show at all.  The film The Last Airbender, based on the tv show Avatar: The Last Airbender, is out in July. :)

And yes, the visuals of Blue!Avatar are stunning. <32
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on April 25, 2010, 05:46:14 pm
Avatar was stunning. Amazing. Wonderful. I've seen it twice and spent as much money as I would have for four or five 2D films.

The second time, we also got treated to the "How to tame a dragon" trailer. I really want to see that one, but the movie theatres here only show it in Danish.  :(
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: dingo baby on April 25, 2010, 11:28:39 pm
We took the kids to see "How to Train a Dragon" movie on Friday evening--It was so good!  I wasn't expecting much, because with a lot of these animated movies it's a crap shoot.  You almost never know what you're gonna get--you might get something award-winning, or you might get a movie filled with fart jokes and potty humor and a story line that goes WAY over the kids head.  My kids really got into the movie, and it was really well done.  This movie night was a treat for our kids to celebrate my hubby's new job. 
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on April 26, 2010, 12:11:23 am
I thought How to Train Your Dragon was really well done.  We took the kids to see the 3D version a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Yala on April 26, 2010, 07:07:48 am
My bf and I went to see that movie after the RPC, because Cologne was one of the few cinemas still showing it in 3D which he absolutely wanted to watch it in ;) Really liked it! ;D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Foxen on April 26, 2010, 10:56:07 am
Hubby and I went to see that movie a while ago too. You're right dingo baby, animated movies can be hit or miss. I like it though - it was really cute. The Night Fury dragon was adorable!  <32

My one tiny little nitpick about it was that all the Vikings had Irish accents ... You'd expect them to be Norse, right?  ???
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: dingo baby on April 26, 2010, 11:05:45 am
My one tiny little nitpick about it was that all the Vikings had Irish accents ... You'd expect them to be Norse, right?  ???

LOL--So true. That's Americans for you....can't get origins and stuff right. 

I really liked the "Dragon Slayer Trainees" and how they all came together at the end.  Even though they were riding on dragons at the end, they were still true to their characters and it was just hilarious.  Loved it. 
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: lacrima on April 26, 2010, 11:06:56 am
I loved the twins with their dragon. ;D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Yala on April 26, 2010, 12:42:06 pm
Totally! They were so funny ;D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on April 27, 2010, 08:54:41 am
Iron Man 2 anyone?

 <32
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on April 27, 2010, 09:59:41 am
Iron Man 2 anyone?

 <32

I'll quote my boyfriend when he saw the poster for this film on the way to the supermarket: "Ah, a real quality film" Me: "What makes you think that"
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on April 27, 2010, 10:26:50 am
hehehe..
I actually anticipated for this movie..
Hope this sequel will not disappoint me..

Me and Marvel Comic...  <32
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on April 27, 2010, 11:26:00 am
Iron Man 2 anyone?

 <32

Going after work next Friday! I was supposed to be going this Friday but it got put back  :(
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Lekismet on April 27, 2010, 11:32:24 am
Iron Man 2:

I hope it is good. The movie trailer I saw of it gave me mixed feelings. But I hope that I just was not feeling good that day and it will be good, despite the one or two scenes from the trailer I was questioning!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: MinnChica on April 28, 2010, 12:50:54 pm
I really hope Iron Man 2 doesn't sucks...
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: moonsanity on April 28, 2010, 03:04:12 pm
I'm glad How to Train a Dragon was good-- maybe I'll try to see it with my daughter.  My husband and I need a "date night", maybe we'll go see Iron Man.  ParTy
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on May 12, 2010, 10:01:45 am
I enjoyed Iron Man 2!!!
Tony Stark was a bit irritating to me at first.. but it was still great.
Love the villian too!
Oooh.. & I love Scarlett Johansson..

Next up.. Prince of Persia!
I hope it is as good as the game!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: MinnChica on May 12, 2010, 11:59:36 am
Next up.. Prince of Persia!
I hope it is as good as the game!

Ohhh you'll have to let me know how that is. I really want to see it, but I'm worried it is going to suck compared to the game....
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Ying on May 13, 2010, 03:46:02 am
Next up.. Prince of Persia!
I hope it is as good as the game!

Ohhh you'll have to let me know how that is. I really want to see it, but I'm worried it is going to suck compared to the game....

I wanna see it too!  DrOOl
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on May 13, 2010, 04:01:25 am
we saw iron man 2 last saturday. I think it was okay.... at some points I wanted to strangle starck, but all in all it was a good movie.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on May 14, 2010, 04:16:55 pm
Just back from seeing Kick-Ass. Man, that film kicks ass!! I'm a bit surprised they allow minors in. I loved it :D Great stunts!!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on May 15, 2010, 11:54:44 am
Just back from seeing Kick-Ass. Man, that film kicks ass!! I'm a bit surprised they allow minors in. I loved it :D Great stunts!!

Oh!! I want to see that too.. but I think this movie is no longer showing in Singapore.. darn.. >:(
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: yodamom on May 15, 2010, 12:51:49 pm
Next up.. Prince of Persia!
I hope it is as good as the game!

Ohhh you'll have to let me know how that is. I really want to see it, but I'm worried it is going to suck compared to the game....

I wanna see it too!  DrOOl
DrOOl DrOOl Me too !
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on May 15, 2010, 05:12:24 pm
I've never played the game but we saw the trailer for Prince of Persia before Kick-Ass. The trailer promises a pretty film. Stunning effects! I'll watch it :D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on May 15, 2010, 11:22:30 pm
We saw Babies at the theater today.  It's a documentary/slice-of-life for four babies, from San Francisco, Tokyo, Mongolia and Namibia, from birth up to about a year old.  It was wonderful.  I especially loved when they showed all four babies doing the same thing, for contrast.  The San Franciscan father held his baby in the shower, the Mongolian mother held her baby over a bucket and trickled water out of her mouth over him, the Japanese mother took her baby into the bath tub with her, and the African mother licked her baby clean.  There's no subtitles for speech, but you really don't need it.  Baby splashes water all over the floor, you hear Momma's scolding tones, you know what she's saying.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sunscented on May 16, 2010, 01:46:11 pm
we saw iron man 2 last saturday. I think it was okay.... at some points I wanted to strangle starck, but all in all it was a good movie.


We saw it yesterday with our boys. I tought the same thing about strangling him at times.  ;) Have you heard about the franchise movies to come?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: passionsong11 on May 16, 2010, 02:28:03 pm
Um..anything with Robert Downey Jr.  hUg3 He is amazing!!!!! Iron Man 2  <32
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on May 17, 2010, 05:19:12 am
Am home waiting to take my eldest to the Dr.
We are watching some quality Scifi .

"Come with me if you want to live"

Am suddenly 15 again and lusting after the 2 die for hero. Bliss!!

Name the film?  ???

Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on May 17, 2010, 07:14:16 am
Am home waiting to take my eldest to the Dr.
We are watching some quality Scifi .

"Come with me if you want to live"
Am suddenly 15 again and lusting after the 2 die for hero. Bliss!!
Name the film?  ???

Is it one of the Terminators??
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on May 17, 2010, 07:18:57 am
Am home waiting to take my eldest to the Dr.
We are watching some quality Scifi .

"Come with me if you want to live"
Am suddenly 15 again and lusting after the 2 die for hero. Bliss!!
Name the film?  ???

Is it one of the Terminators??

yes, I'm pretty sure the line is used in one of the terminator movies.... *thinkshard*
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on May 17, 2010, 07:25:08 am
bwahaha. I think it's something like a running gag *lol*

it is in terminator 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eleoJabi2os (when the terminator is the baddie and tries to kill sarah)
and in terminator 2:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQX5dKWJRZw  (when terminator is good and tries to protect them)
aaaand terminator salvation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOtDM1JpjO4&feature=related

and had to add the famous why? heheheeeeeee http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72KNpSvwS7w&feature=related
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on May 17, 2010, 07:29:34 am
Can't get on youtube at work but if it's in all of them no wonder I was confusing myself!!

Hey I liked that game can we play again!!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on May 17, 2010, 07:31:35 am
Michael Biehn.... whoo hoo!!!

Gorgeee-ous    as Kyle Reece and Hicks.

yes lets play again!! Your serve 
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on May 17, 2010, 07:39:06 am
Ok only quotes I can remember off the top of my head is from my all time favourite film (be warned it's an old black and white classic) as it is an oldie I'll put 2 to try and make it easier

The prettiest sight in this fine pretty world is the privileged class enjoying its privileges.

"Not wounded sire, but dead"
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on May 17, 2010, 07:42:06 am
Philidephia Story
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on May 17, 2010, 07:43:48 am
" They're coming in too fast"
"Stay on target, stay on target"

Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on May 17, 2010, 07:44:00 am
Ok now did you Google them or are you a Philidelphia Story fan too?! I absolutely adore that film and the musical remake High Society  <32
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on May 17, 2010, 07:44:31 am
" They're coming in too fast"
"Stay on target, stay on target"

Uh nope umm I think I will let someone else have a go for a while!!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on May 17, 2010, 07:47:09 am
" They're coming in too fast"
"Stay on target, stay on target"



hmmmmm. I'm only guessing, but maybe, star wars? most likely episode V or VI, but I think V
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on May 17, 2010, 07:48:50 am
Ok now did you Google them or are you a Philidelphia Story fan too?! I absolutely adore that film and the musical remake High Society  <32



Love Philadelphia Story, Love Bringing up Baby -----Hated High Society but think I found the combination of Bing and Frank as romantic leads a real turn off. Jimmy and Cary now!! x




Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on May 17, 2010, 07:50:23 am
Episode iv  A new hope. As they attack the Death Star.

It was just something me and my sisters would laugh about and quote stupid bits of film to each other when kids.

Cool.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on May 17, 2010, 07:52:04 am
Bringing up Baby also a fantastic film! I do admit to being a Bing Crosby fan so yep I love High Society.
Jimmy and Cary  <32 the scene where Macaulay Connor turns up drunk and shouts 'CK Dexter HAVEN' and they proceede to have the funniest conversation that bounces about all over the place. Love it  <32
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on May 17, 2010, 07:53:05 am
Last one and easy one from me.

"They are only noodles, Michael"
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on May 17, 2010, 07:53:39 am
Episode iv  A new hope. As they attack the Death Star.

It was just something me and my sisters would laugh about and quote stupid bits of film to each other when kids.

Cool.

oh man, I mixed up episodes again. darn. but it still counts, right???

:D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on May 17, 2010, 07:55:11 am
Last one and easy one from me.
"They are only noodles, Michael"

Huh how annoying I'm sure I've seen this one ???

oh man, I mixed up episodes again. darn. but it still counts, right???
:D

Yeah I think that should count!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on May 17, 2010, 07:55:46 am
No Cheese, point deducted.....AS IF of course it still counts  <32
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on May 17, 2010, 07:57:02 am
No Cheese, point deducted.....AS IF of course it still counts  <32

haha :) wheeee :D

cotty, is it the lost boys???
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on May 17, 2010, 07:58:16 am
Yes!!!!!!!!!!

I adore that film too. Kiefer at his gorgeous best.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on May 17, 2010, 07:58:58 am
No Cheese, point deducted.....AS IF of course it still counts  <32

haha :) wheeee :D

cotty, is it the lost boys???

Thats it!! pfft I knew I'd seen it!

Cheese I think it must be your go if you want to continue
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on May 17, 2010, 07:59:19 am
Yes!!!!!!!!!!

I adore that film too. Kiefer at his gorgeous best.

absolutley.

hehe, I love this quote from the lost boys: 'Vampires have such a rotten temper.'


ah, okay, here is mine. it should be easy:

' When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate. When I had to go, you know, I went. '
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on May 17, 2010, 08:00:26 am
"We Got a Full Tank of Gas, a Half a Pack of Cigarettes, It's Dark and We're Wearing Sun Glasses." ... "Hit It"
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on May 17, 2010, 08:01:42 am
Yes!!!!!!!!!!

I adore that film too. Kiefer at his gorgeous best.

absolutley.

hehe, I love this quote from the lost boys: 'Vampires have such a rotten temper.'

It s what the grandpa says at the end that is funniest. Something about " that's what I hate about this place, too many vampires"
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on May 17, 2010, 08:05:12 am

' When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate. When I had to go, you know, I went. '


you know which film it is? should be easy  :) one of my favourite movies. I quote it all the time, mostly in German, though :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on May 17, 2010, 08:06:06 am
"We Got a Full Tank of Gas, a Half a Pack of Cigarettes, It's Dark and We're Wearing Sun Glasses." ... "Hit It"

Blues Brothers, Blues Brothers!! Another great film  <31

Cheese yours has stumped me!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on May 17, 2010, 08:23:12 am
 That had me gumped but not stumped.  ;)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on May 17, 2010, 08:41:53 am
That had me gumped but not stumped.  ;)

haha, yes, it's forrest gump. :)

Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on May 17, 2010, 08:47:58 am
Do you know I have never seen that film. It's one of those films I always say I must watch and then never get round to doing so
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on May 17, 2010, 08:49:29 am
It took me a while to appreciate it. x
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on May 17, 2010, 08:49:45 am
Do you know I have never seen that film. It's one of those films I always say I must watch and then never get round to doing so

omg, you HAVE to, you HAVE to watch it and tell me what you think. I just love forrest gump! you don't know what you're missing :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on May 17, 2010, 08:55:06 am
Do you know I have never seen that film. It's one of those films I always say I must watch and then never get round to doing so
omg, you HAVE to, you HAVE to watch it and tell me what you think. I just love forrest gump! you don't know what you're missing :)

Lol! Ok I'll try and track it down I'm sure one of my friends must have it. I've got a week off in June where I plan to do pretty much nothing during the days but read and watch films so I might try and get hold of it for then
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on May 17, 2010, 08:56:52 am
libby, I hope you'll like it. I'm aware that it's one of those movies you either love or you don't, but I just absolutely adore the movie. there are so many great, great passages! And hey, one of the main character's last name is Curran :D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on May 17, 2010, 08:58:18 am
libby, I hope you'll like it. I'm aware that it's one of those movies you either love or you don't, but I just absolutely adore the movie. there are so many great, great passages! And hey, one of the main character's last name is Curran :D

I'm sure I would - I don't think I've ever seen a film with Tom Hanks that I dont like to be fair and hey if there is a Curran that's got to be good!
I'll start harassing my friends for a copy of it and I'll let you know when I watch it
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on May 17, 2010, 08:59:43 am
I'm sure I would - I don't think I've ever seen a film with Tom Hanks that I dont like to be fair and hey if there is a Curran that's got to be good!
I'll start harassing my friends for a copy of it and I'll let you know when I watch it

*coughs* it's actually a female character with curran as last name. :D

I hope you'll like it. ;) I think I saw it at least a dozen times by now.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on May 18, 2010, 06:11:38 am
One quote for today only


It made me laugh so much.
Which film?


"Nut him!"
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on May 18, 2010, 07:34:29 am
phew, good question. hmhmhmhm. I'm guessing:
Over the hedge ?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on May 18, 2010, 07:51:13 am
ha ha... no... but film was discussed not too long ago. x
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on May 18, 2010, 08:21:57 am
ha ha... no... but film was discussed not too long ago. x

hm. no idea. *scratches head* 
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on May 18, 2010, 08:27:22 am
Jude Law in Sherlock Holmes - It just made me laugh - moment of anti climax like in Raiders of Lost Ark when Indy shoots the knife wielding guy.

Bit obscure but as I am stuck home with 13 yr old - we had to entertain ourselves. Good film!

Now watching New Moon with commentary which is very funny.

Forgot how bloody wooden Kristen S is. Frown, shrug, grunt, frown.... her full range. She makes Bella such an unappealing character. She was not so bad in books was she?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Sweets on May 18, 2010, 11:39:00 am
I had a great weekend movie watching. Watched The Hangover, Zach and Miri Make a Porno, and Clerks II . RoFl
Yeah I have the sense of humor of a teenage boy. :P
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Ying on May 18, 2010, 11:42:34 am
I really enjoyed the Hangover. It's a good film.  :D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on May 19, 2010, 04:44:39 am
The Hangover is a great film! So funny  ;D

A song came on while I was driving to work this morning from another of my favourite films and as I couldn't think of any recognisable quotes from it off the top of my head today you can have a movie trivia question from me
Jackie Wilson's song Your Love Keeps Lifting me (Higher & Higher) is featured in which film?

cotty your quote yesterday really confused me until you said it was from Sherlock Holmes - I never did get round to watching that at the cinema. Must buy it though
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread - Robin Hood
Post by: Lekismet on May 19, 2010, 08:56:51 am
Has any one seen the new Robin Hood flick? Is it good - worth going to or not?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on May 19, 2010, 03:41:35 pm
What about Prince of Persia? Anyone seen that yet? I wannaaaa seeeee  :#)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on May 19, 2010, 11:36:20 pm
Prince of Persia is only releasing on 27 May in Singapore.. not sure if I will get to see the sneak preview over the weekend..
otherwise.. I'll be seeing it in Malaysia and shall update when I am back!  ;)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on May 20, 2010, 03:45:41 am
Mrsj, Prince of Persia is out here today. I'll definitely have to watch it this month, who knows when they screen it in Germany... and here I can watch it in English  :D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: MinnChica on May 20, 2010, 12:27:11 pm
Well whoever goes to see Prince of Persia, please let me know how it is. I want to see it, but wonder if I'll be disappointed....  ???
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on May 20, 2010, 12:30:37 pm
The Hangover is a great film! So funny  ;D

A song came on while I was driving to work this morning from another of my favourite films and as I couldn't think of any recognisable quotes from it off the top of my head today you can have a movie trivia question from me
Jackie Wilson's song Your Love Keeps Lifting me (Higher & Higher) is featured in which film?

cotty your quote yesterday really confused me until you said it was from Sherlock Holmes - I never did get round to watching that at the cinema. Must buy it though


Ghostbusters?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on May 20, 2010, 01:21:22 pm
A song came on while I was driving to work this morning from another of my favourite films and as I couldn't think of any recognisable quotes from it off the top of my head today you can have a movie trivia question from me
Jackie Wilson's song Your Love Keeps Lifting me (Higher & Higher) is featured in which film?
Ghostbusters?

Yep! Well Ghostbusters 2 but basically yes Ghostbusters!  weightS
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: jessie18 on May 20, 2010, 01:28:53 pm
Now watching New Moon with commentary which is very funny.

Forgot how bloody wooden Kristen S is. Frown, shrug, grunt, frown.... her full range. She makes Bella such an unappealing character. She was not so bad in books was she?
I quite liked Bella in the books, a bit 'emo' but other than that, generally quite likeable...
Don't even get me started.  >:( She may look like how I imagined Bella to look like but she just isn't a great actress. Twilight acting was quite laughable. :o The scene in the woods- omg. Her favourite thing to do seems to be either gasping or blinking. That is not acting. *deep breaths, counts to 10*
Ahem. Oh, funny note - if you watch Twilight, in the scene at near the end where she's in the hospital bed, the breathing tubey stuff around her face moves when the camera zooms in and out. :) That amused me and friends - I know we're quite easily pleased. :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on May 20, 2010, 01:57:01 pm
Now watching New Moon with commentary which is very funny.

Forgot how bloody wooden Kristen S is. Frown, shrug, grunt, frown.... her full range. She makes Bella such an unappealing character. She was not so bad in books was she?
I quite liked Bella in the books, a bit 'emo' but other than that, generally quite likeable...
Don't even get me started.  >:( She may look like how I imagined Bella to look like but she just isn't a great actress. Twilight acting was quite laughable. :o The scene in the woods- omg. Her favourite thing to do seems to be either gasping or blinking. That is not acting. *deep breaths, counts to 10*
Ahem. Oh, funny note - if you watch Twilight, in the scene at near the end where she's in the hospital bed, the breathing tubey stuff around her face moves when the camera zooms in and out. :) That amused me and friends - I know we're quite easily pleased. :)
Yes and how annoying are her contact lenses.    As for comic moments of New Moon.... Jasper Permanently looks like he is smelling bad wind!!!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: jessie18 on May 20, 2010, 02:10:31 pm
Now watching New Moon with commentary which is very funny.

Forgot how bloody wooden Kristen S is. Frown, shrug, grunt, frown.... her full range. She makes Bella such an unappealing character. She was not so bad in books was she?
I quite liked Bella in the books, a bit 'emo' but other than that, generally quite likeable...
Don't even get me started.  >:( She may look like how I imagined Bella to look like but she just isn't a great actress. Twilight acting was quite laughable. :o The scene in the woods- omg. Her favourite thing to do seems to be either gasping or blinking. That is not acting. *deep breaths, counts to 10*
Ahem. Oh, funny note - if you watch Twilight, in the scene at near the end where she's in the hospital bed, the breathing tubey stuff around her face moves when the camera zooms in and out. :) That amused me and friends - I know we're quite easily pleased. :)
Yes and how annoying are her contact lenses.    As for comic moments of New Moon.... Jasper Permanently looks like he is smelling bad wind!!!
Lol. Not that I was complaining as I was a crazy screaming teenage fan girl, but really, they used EVERY possible excuse to show Taylor Lautner with his shirt off. It was like 'Owww, I've banged my head' *whips off shirt*  DrOOl At least make it blend a bit rather than being so BLATANT! :p
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on May 20, 2010, 02:42:10 pm
I took my teenage daughter, pre teen and assorted nieces, friends etc.

My sister, my friend and I screamed with laughter at that awful " gap advert bit" Alice's vision of Vampire Bella. Dear god.
Why does Carlisle have to wear bad cowl neck jumpers?

Why do all shapeshifters have a uniform of cut of denims a la 80s and vest tops.

I have no problem with gratuitous chest shots .... In fact I have a magnet of the "pack" on my fridge. My husband says it is plain sad..... I agree .... but what the heck... it's for my kids!! hee hee. x
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: lvs2rd on May 20, 2010, 08:00:48 pm
I dragged my husband to go watch Twilight when it first came out. He sat there in utter silence through the whole movie (he is known to laugh at COMPLETELY inappropriate times during a  movie). As we were walking out after the movie ended, he turns to me and says "Never again." LOL He thinks there is a fanatic tweener stuck inside my 30 year old body!

So then, I dragged my best friend to watch New Moon with me (*GASP* she has never read any of the books!). I swear when they were letting us in two tween girls got in a fist fight over seats!

I think I get more entertainment from the viewers than the actual movie!!

I was totally going to say Ghostbusters Libby.  RoFl
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread - Robin Hood
Post by: Lekismet on May 20, 2010, 08:10:05 pm
Has any one seen the new Robin Hood flick? Is it good - worth going to or not?

Has anyone seen it? I would really like to know. Money is tight. The Prince of Persia seems interesting and a "probable go see", but is my question invisible?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread - Robin Hood
Post by: lvs2rd on May 20, 2010, 09:14:09 pm
Has any one seen the new Robin Hood flick? Is it good - worth going to or not?

Has anyone seen it? I would really like to know. Money is tight. The Prince of Persia seems interesting and a "probable go see", but is my question invisible?

From what I've heard its not worth the money to watch it. I was interested as well and trolled around a few blogs that do movie reviews and most were not impressed. I think its insane what they charge nowadays but some are worth watching at the theater. Good luck!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread - Robin Hood
Post by: SylviaSybil on May 20, 2010, 10:02:10 pm
I think its insane what they charge nowadays but some are worth watching at the theater. Good luck!

AMC Theatres, or at least the branch near me, has a program called A.M. Cinema where any movie before noon costs $5 (extra for IMAX or 3D of course).  That alone cuts cost by half.  When we skip concessions and carpool it's actually quite affordable.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Lekismet on May 21, 2010, 12:37:57 am
Thank you IVS2rd! I just wanted to hear some opinions. That is a good idea to peruse blogs about movie reviews before going (I am use to reading book reviews {fiction/nonfiction} that way)

My AMC does the same thing with pricing before noon.  Its is a wonderful idea as long as its not a new flick kids can watch. then I will not go for a while or shell out the "before 4 pm" money.

Thank you both!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on May 21, 2010, 08:22:35 am
Lekismet, sorry but I do not plan on watching Robin Hood, so I did not answer you. To me there is no point in the remake, I like the version with Kevin Costner just fine.

lvs2rd, you are so right. Going to the movies is quite expensive. Avatar 3D - 12 €. Best deal I ever had was in Scotland with Orange Wednesday and student discount. Movie for 2,35 pound. Danish prices are more in the 8-10 € region equivalent.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on May 21, 2010, 11:27:15 am
whoa that is expensive. I mean, cinema here isn't really cheap either, but we have an online-reservation account (you get that when you apply for a vip-card, which is free. you can upload money on your card and pay tickets and also food at the cinema, like popcorn and softdrinks) and the standard price is 6 € for normal movie, 8 - 10 € for 3D movies.

I still remember the time when we only had to pay about 40 to 50 Schilling at the cinema, roughly 3 €.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on May 21, 2010, 11:58:20 am
Mrsj, Prince of Persia is out here today. I'll definitely have to watch it this month, who knows when they screen it in Germany... and here I can watch it in English  :D

Argantel, really?? that's early.. I can't wait to watch it.
Like Minn, I'm afraid I'll be disappointed too..

Hubby bought the latest game instead..
I prefer the past 2 games on old xbox
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on May 21, 2010, 12:01:22 pm
hmmm, I think prince of persia should be out here next week.... not sure, though.

I'm torn. should I watch it or not? the trailer was so fricking long and already left me with a more than good idea what the movie has to be about. I kind of fear it's one of those movies, where the trailer pretty much gives you all the highlights.
 like indiana jones 4. the trailer was good/okay. but ughhh *shudders* the  movie!!!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on May 21, 2010, 12:22:57 pm
Ow come on, pretty pretty special effects. There's got to be more of those. Do you sincerely expect a good storyline from this kind of movie?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on May 21, 2010, 01:09:46 pm
hehe, well, the story line doesn't have to be thaaaat good. but sometimes I really feel as if the trailers are kind of like a 'best scenes in this movie, no need to watch extended version'

Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on May 21, 2010, 08:14:46 pm
I saw Robin Hood today.  Up until now the only two Robin Hood movies I had seen were (1) the Disney one with the foxes and (2) Men In Tights.  But I thought the movie was good.  I read some bad reviews but after seeing the movie it's apparent that the reviewers were expecting something different out of this movie than what it is.  There's some battle scenes, only-slightly-cheesy dialogue about tyranny and man's rights, and Maid Marian managed to be awesomely independent without becoming unrealistic for the time period.

Does anybody else use the Bechdel-Wallace test?  A movie or other work passes the test if (1) there are at least two women in it (2) who have a conversation (3) about something besides a man.  I love this test, it's a great shorthand to see if women are real people in the story universe or whether they merely shadow the men.  Frex, Pirates of the Caribbean passes when Elizabeth and Anna Maria discuss the best way to outrun the bad guys.  The Robin Hood movie, unfortunately, does not.  For all of Marian's awesome, there are only three named women in this movie and all of their conversations are about their sons and husbands.  Which makes me sad.  Besides that, though, it's a good movie.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on May 23, 2010, 10:39:28 am
No have not heard of it, but am straight on to tell my sis who is teaching Media and Film A level for the first time.

Very relevant test.  As I keep saying - I hated seeing Heather Graham in such a totally token role in The Hangover. Sort of when you know they just put in a woman to assure the male viewers that the protagonists are not gay.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on May 24, 2010, 05:11:44 am
Muhaha, you US ladies may have Magic Bleeds, but I have Prince of Persia. Going to see it in less than 5 hours.

 Trailer with Parkour-Stunts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nciqLTFH3d8&feature=youtube_gdata)  :o Oh my, they had David Belle on set as stunt expert. How supercool. Parkour rules :D I'm superjealous of how they can move...
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Post by: lacrima on May 24, 2010, 09:19:33 am
Looks great. I'd love to hear what you thought about it!
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Post by: MinnChica on May 24, 2010, 10:00:25 am
Oh yea, let me know how it is. Hubby and I are thinking about going next week. Is it worth it?
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Post by: mrsj on May 24, 2010, 11:11:11 am
Oh yea, let me know how it is. Hubby and I are thinking about going next week. Is it worth it?

Me three!! me threee!
Am planning to watch it this Friday..
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Post by: Argantel on May 24, 2010, 01:45:33 pm
Stunt AWESOMENESS!!

Excellent action movie. I am still drooling. Good soundtrack. Had a bit from Pirates of the Caribbean, who'd have thought that ;)

So it doesn't pass the Bechdel-Wallace test. It's an action movie *jumpupwalltootherwallkickdownandknockoutbadassassin* Who cares :D

And maybe I am a bit a fan of Jake Gillenhall now. He does look dangerously roguish in his getup. It's a jump-and-run film. Anyone who likes Parkour will love it. I do.

Edit: I am talking about Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. Go see it!
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Post by: lacrima on May 24, 2010, 03:25:09 pm
Hmmm. I love parkour. (Well, watching people do it. If I did it myself, I had a broken neck after the first few jumps ;)).
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Post by: Yala on May 24, 2010, 07:46:56 pm
Parkour is cool! I tried it once and couldn't move the next day, I was so sore - actually, I did it for like 4 hrs, but still ;)
And I'm going to see Prince of Persia tomorrow with a couple friends from TaeKwonDo, action movies are the best for that ;D
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Post by: mrsj on May 25, 2010, 09:46:18 am
aahh.. I have high hopes now!
I love the game and solving the puzzle..
So the movie better don't disappoint me! *lol*
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Post by: dingo baby on May 27, 2010, 01:06:48 am
Does anybody else use the Bechdel-Wallace test?  A movie or other work passes the test if (1) there are at least two women in it (2) who have a conversation (3) about something besides a man.  I love this test, it's a great shorthand to see if women are real people in the story universe or whether they merely shadow the men.  Frex, Pirates of the Caribbean passes when Elizabeth and Anna Maria discuss the best way to outrun the bad guys.  The Robin Hood movie, unfortunately, does not.  For all of Marian's awesome, there are only three named women in this movie and all of their conversations are about their sons and husbands.  Which makes me sad.  Besides that, though, it's a good movie.

Ever since I read this I've been viewing my books and movies differently. I had never heard of the Bechdel-Wallace test, but it seems to put into words the way I "felt" about a book or movie.  Sometimes, female characters seemed so flat to me, but I couldn't really put it into words why they felt flat.  I think this has a lot to do with it.  Now, I've got something specific to look for and I'm looking for that connection between female characters that don't revolve around men. 
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Post by: Guenivere on May 27, 2010, 01:27:11 am
I saw Robin Hood last week and while it wasn't bad, it wasn't great either. It reminded me a lot actually of King Arthur from a couple years back with Clive Owen and Kiera Knightly. Both movies had that whole legend-made-historical vibe going on, both were origin stories for a larger saga, and both involved men disregarding orders to become involved in a local rebel cause, so to speak.

Prince John was a COMPLETE MORON though. He gave "spoiled, rich kid" a whole new meaning and had all the strategic wisdom of a walnut. After a squirrel's partly digested it.

OH! And the Sheriff of Nottingham? Played by that actor who portrayed Mr. Darcy in Kiera Knightley's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. He was MUCH better as Darcy. Infinitely so.

Overall I found it to sequel fodder, pure and simple, and I'd really be surprised if a sequel wasn't made. I mean, the movie ends with the words "AND THE LEGEND BEGINS" appearing on the screen for crying out loud!
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Post by: SylviaSybil on May 28, 2010, 02:23:10 am
Does anybody else use the Bechdel-Wallace test?  A movie or other work passes the test if (1) there are at least two women in it (2) who have a conversation (3) about something besides a man.  I love this test, it's a great shorthand to see if women are real people in the story universe or whether they merely shadow the men.  Frex, Pirates of the Caribbean passes when Elizabeth and Anna Maria discuss the best way to outrun the bad guys.  The Robin Hood movie, unfortunately, does not.  For all of Marian's awesome, there are only three named women in this movie and all of their conversations are about their sons and husbands.  Which makes me sad.  Besides that, though, it's a good movie.

Ever since I read this I've been viewing my books and movies differently. I had never heard of the Bechdel-Wallace test, but it seems to put into words the way I "felt" about a book or movie.  Sometimes, female characters seemed so flat to me, but I couldn't really put it into words why they felt flat.  I think this has a lot to do with it.  Now, I've got something specific to look for and I'm looking for that connection between female characters that don't revolve around men. 

I'm glad it helped you.  I felt the same way when I heard of it.  I realized how even if a woman seems to be strong and independent, if the story always places her as someone's daughter, wife or mother she's still just a satellite around the men.  It really put a finger on why I'd feel a certain woman was June Cleaver even though on the surface she enjoyed horseback riding, archery or other traditionally masculine pastimes.  The only problem I've found with the test so far is 1st person POVs.  I'm pretty sure The Dresden Files fails because Harry doesn't go eavesdropping on his friends' private conversations.  Even though Jim Butcher writes his female characters just like the males, as complex people with their own flaws and graces.

It originally appeared in this comic strip (http://www.flickr.com/photos/zizyphus/34585797/) from 1985, written by Alison Bechdel using the rule made up by her friend Liz Wallace.  There's an addition called the Mo Movie Measure that states the two women have to have names.
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Post by: mrsj on May 31, 2010, 11:02:34 am
I've watched Prince of Persia and I loved it!!!
I will no longer see Jake as brokeback anymore..

Got to admit, some of the scenes kind of feels like "Assassin Creed" the video game to me.. but overall, I love it!  <32
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Post by: MinnChica on May 31, 2010, 01:27:01 pm
I've watched Prince of Persia and I loved it!!!
I will no longer see Jake as brokeback anymore..

Got to admit, some of the scenes kind of feels like "Assassin Creed" the video game to me.. but overall, I love it!  <32

Oh I totally agree on the Assassin Creed front
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

But for all you gamers out there, I think they did a good job with Price of Persia. Jake was sexy, the moves were good (not as much action as I personally would have liked. The thing I liked about the game was all the crazy stunts), and the romance was sweet too.
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Post by: Yala on June 01, 2010, 06:48:07 am
LOL I thought of Assassin's creed, too! The only thing I didn't like was the cuts in the fighting scenes - they totally confused me and killed some moves that would otherwise have been totally cool ;)
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Post by: mrsj on June 01, 2010, 09:15:31 am
I've watched Prince of Persia and I loved it!!!
I will no longer see Jake as brokeback anymore..

Got to admit, some of the scenes kind of feels like "Assassin Creed" the video game to me.. but overall, I love it!  <32

Oh I totally agree on the Assassin Creed front
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

But for all you gamers out there, I think they did a good job with Price of Persia. Jake was sexy, the moves were good (not as much action as I personally would have liked. The thing I liked about the game was all the crazy stunts), and the romance was sweet too.


LOL!! I said the same thing too!! *lol*
And it's way much better than resident evil, doom and many more video games turned movie.  ;)
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Post by: oreoparris on June 07, 2010, 08:52:47 am
Did anyone see that the new Harry Potter Trailer is out.  They showed it after the MTV awards and it looks good.  Makes me want to read the book over again.
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Post by: mrsj on June 07, 2010, 09:27:21 am
Oh!
Is there a new Harry Potter movie this year?
I watched the movies but didn't follow the book.. I tried reading it.. but I wasn't intrigued by it.. so for me.. the movie is just fine..  :)
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Post by: Foxen on June 07, 2010, 10:02:21 am
Oh!
Is there a new Harry Potter movie this year?
I watched the movies but didn't follow the book.. I tried reading it.. but I wasn't intrigued by it.. so for me.. the movie is just fine..  :)

They are breaking up the last one into two movies. And I guess because it is two parts, there won't be as long of a wait between them?
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Post by: mrsj on June 07, 2010, 10:03:39 am
Oh!
Is there a new Harry Potter movie this year?
I watched the movies but didn't follow the book.. I tried reading it.. but I wasn't intrigued by it.. so for me.. the movie is just fine..  :)

They are breaking up the last one into two movies. And I guess because it is two parts, there won't be as long of a wait between them?

Oh.. and how long do we have to wait for part 2? *sigh* patience.. nowadays.. I had run out of it.. *lol*
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Post by: Libby13 on June 07, 2010, 10:10:26 am
Over here part one of book 7 is released 19 November this year and I'm fairly sure part 2 is released in July 2011. I'm so excited I hope they stick completely to the story for this book as they are splitting it into two  jumP
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Post by: oreoparris on June 07, 2010, 10:24:00 am
According to Yahoo movies that is correct.  I am interested to see how close they stay to the book.  As much as I like the movies, the books are 100% better and in fact I didn't actually care for the movies at first.  But then I watched them over again when I had not read the books recently and I had a better opinion of them.
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Post by: yodamom on June 07, 2010, 10:38:27 am
I've watched Prince of Persia and I loved it!!!
I will no longer see Jake as brokeback anymore..

Got to admit, some of the scenes kind of feels like "Assassin Creed" the video game to me.. but overall, I love it!  <32

Oh I totally agree on the Assassin Creed front
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.


But for all you gamers out there, I think they did a good job with Price of Persia. Jake was sexy, the moves were good (not as much action as I personally would have liked. The thing I liked about the game was all the crazy stunts), and the romance was sweet too.


LOL!! I said the same thing too!! *lol*
And it's way much better than resident evil, doom and many more video games turned movie.  ;)
Sexy yes, he is sexy, but the action was muted... I wanted more !!! it was good not great.
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Post by: jessie18 on June 07, 2010, 11:26:29 am
Over here part one of book 7 is released 19 November this year and I'm fairly sure part 2 is released in July 2011. I'm so excited I hope they stick completely to the story for this book as they are splitting it into two  jumP
According to Yahoo movies that is correct.  I am interested to see how close they stay to the book.  As much as I like the movies, the books are 100% better and in fact I didn't actually care for the movies at first.  But then I watched them over again when I had not read the books recently and I had a better opinion of them.
I hope they stick to books as much a poss - too.
I hated it when they left pretty crucial or interesting stuff out, that was in the books. Annoyed the pants off me.
In Book 3 they vaguely mentioned that journalist - Reeta Skeeter, wasn't it? And she popped up in another one of the books but they completely blanked out everything to do with her. Damn annoying. Don't even get me started on how they ghosted over Sirius, Lupin and Tonks too. It annoys me A LOT.

But hopefully, the next two shall be good. :D
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Post by: oreoparris on June 07, 2010, 11:34:48 am
And the funeral scene at the end of the 6th book was not what I wanted it to be in the movie.  I was sobbing my eyes out when I read the book and they way they changed it for the movie definately didn't have enough of an impact.
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Post by: Libby13 on June 07, 2010, 11:49:28 am
I HATE film 3 with a passion. It's my favourite book and they missed loads of stuff out. Also what was up with that feather on the broomstick at the end. My friend did not get that I had to explain it to her. I was annoyed with 6 the funeral at the end and little random bits. Was Reta Skeeter not in 5? She should have been she's in the book you see her again when Hermione gets her to do the interview
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

Tell you what bit really annoys me where is Peeves? I love Peeves especially in book 5 when Fred and George leave and say 'give her hell from us' and he does
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Post by: oreoparris on June 07, 2010, 12:01:26 pm
Right now I'm at my desk at work and my friend whose got the desk next to mine is shaking his head at me.  He is also a BIG Harry Potter fan, but hates it when I pick on the movies.  I always get the.."If they did it like the book, the movie would be 6 hours long!" LOL.

But one of the things that bug me is when they keep the scenes but re-arrange it for the movie, I think they did that in the 4th one?  Yes I am nitpicky, which ius why I might wait until after this movie is out before I read the book again.  Less disappointment this way.
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Post by: MinnChica on June 07, 2010, 01:28:29 pm
So the hubby and I finally watched Avatar.

OMG  <32  <32  <32  <32  <32
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Post by: Argantel on June 07, 2010, 02:01:23 pm
So the hubby and I finally watched Avatar.

OMG  <32  <32  <32  <32  <32

It's gorgeous, isn't it. Did you see it in 2 or 3D?
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Post by: BlueMtn on June 07, 2010, 02:27:42 pm
I loved Avatar too!   <32

Went and saw Shrek this weekend - it was good!  The high point, though, was going with a friend, she was taking her little girl, not quite three yet, to her first movie.  She was really good!  I wish I had a camera - after the movie was over and we were chatting and the credits where rolling, small theater empty but us, the little girl ran up front staring up at the biggest TV she'd ever seen.  It was so cute!!   paW
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Post by: MinnChica on June 07, 2010, 08:23:06 pm
It's gorgeous, isn't it. Did you see it in 2 or 3D?

Just 2D. The few times I have seen things in 3D I get motion sick... pathetic huh?
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Post by: 3girlmom on June 07, 2010, 08:24:31 pm
Pst Minn......I am the same way. :#)
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Post by: MinnChica on June 07, 2010, 08:26:46 pm
Hubby and some friends of ours went to see My Bloody Valentine in 3D. First of all, I DESPISE scary movies. Second, I felt dizzy after the first preview.  I just can't do it, but I sat through about 7 minutes of the actual movie before I almost threw up in hubby's lap. Left the threater and went to a different movie by myself. No 3D, much better.
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Post by: Libby13 on June 08, 2010, 03:31:49 am
I didn't enjoy Avatar but I saw it in 3D at the cinema and it gave me a seriously bad headache I still felt ill the next mornng. I'm wondering now if I should try it in 2D, maybe I just didn't like it because it gave me such a headache
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Post by: mrsj on June 08, 2010, 09:42:49 pm
For anything in 3D, I make sure I sit as far as possible from the screen.

So.. Sex & the City 2.. reviews so far?
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Post by: Yala on June 09, 2010, 02:51:38 am
My bf was in it, he said it was boring. (He liked the first one)

Edited to clearify: Sry, I meant he watched it! :-[
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Post by: mrsj on June 09, 2010, 04:47:57 am
My bf was in it, he said it was boring. (He liked the first one)

your bf was in it?!
In the movie?
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Post by: jessie18 on June 09, 2010, 04:53:17 am
On a separate note, I saw Sherlock Holmes the other night.
A-MAZ-ING! Very clever and not at all what I expected. I was expecting an easy 'doesn't need a lot of attention' watch, like Iron Man 1 (I have not yet seen Iron Man 2), but I was riveted. It took me a while to adjust to Robert Downey Jr. accent (despite being British myself, *hangs head in shame*) but I thought it was very entertaining.
Plus Robert Downey Jr, is, ya know, bloody gorgeous. Which always helps.  DrOOl
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Post by: Yala on June 09, 2010, 05:05:09 am
My bf was in it, he said it was boring. (He liked the first one)

your bf was in it?!
In the movie?

Yep. ;)
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Post by: mrsj on June 09, 2010, 05:15:37 am
@ jessie: eh.. seriously.. I don't like Sherlock Holmes.. no doubt Robert Downey Jr is yummy... but.. it's really boring to me..

@ yala: you are playing with me right?
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Post by: Libby13 on June 09, 2010, 05:35:57 am
My bf was in it, he said it was boring. (He liked the first one)
your bf was in it?!
In the movie?
Yep. ;)

Seriously?!! I haven't watched it yet my bff is home this weekend and hoping to catch it with her Saturday afternoon
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Post by: Yala on June 09, 2010, 06:08:40 am
I'm dead serious. He's also got more shoes than me ;) (I'm still serious)
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Post by: jessie18 on June 09, 2010, 06:11:31 am
My bf was in it, he said it was boring. (He liked the first one)

your bf was in it?!
In the movie?

Yep. ;)
Who does he play? Ooo, we very nearly know a famous actor-type person, through association. :D :D
 
I'm dead serious. He's also got more shoes than me ;) (I'm still serious)
:o
LAWL!
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Post by: Ying on June 09, 2010, 06:35:57 am
My bf was in it, he said it was boring. (He liked the first one)

your bf was in it?!
In the movie?

Yep. ;)

Whoa Yala, that's so cool!  :o

I'm dead serious. He's also got more shoes than me ;) (I'm still serious)
RoFl
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Post by: Yala on June 09, 2010, 06:38:04 am
Ooops. Sorry, I meant he saw it. Sry, the other meaning flew right over my head :-[
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Post by: Ying on June 09, 2010, 06:41:12 am
 :) I will stop daydreaming of visiting you in Hollywood.
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Post by: Yala on June 09, 2010, 07:02:28 am
Sorry again :-[ But honestly, if I were in Hollywood, I'd have visited 3girlmom ;)
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Post by: Libby13 on June 09, 2010, 07:03:43 am
:) I will stop daydreaming of visiting you in Hollywood.

Ditto  RoFl
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Post by: mrsj on June 09, 2010, 07:24:25 am
Hehehe.. i was so excited to know someone famous!  ;)
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Post by: Yala on June 09, 2010, 07:27:41 am
Well, it's a little farther away, but the boss of one of my friends met the actress of Samantha (I think) on a flight and chatted with her having no idea who she was RoFl
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Post by: jessie18 on June 09, 2010, 08:41:22 am
Well, it's a little farther away, but the boss of one of my friends met the actress of Samantha (I think) on a flight and chatted with her having no idea who she was RoFl
Lol - he didn't know who she was? Lol.
My claim to fame - I saw supernanny in Florida. That is it. Oh, but Dr who was filmed in my mums work (i think it was some of the last series) and she saw them filming.
A family friend who lives in Penarth sees John Barrowman all the time, walking his dogs... I have pretty lame claims to fame.
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Post by: Libby13 on June 09, 2010, 08:48:27 am
Well, it's a little farther away, but the boss of one of my friends met the actress of Samantha (I think) on a flight and chatted with her having no idea who she was RoFl
Lol - he didn't know who she was? Lol.
My claim to fame - I saw supernanny in Florida. That is it. Oh, but Dr who was filmed in my mums work (i think it was some of the last series) and she saw them filming.
A family friend who lives in Penarth sees John Barrowman all the time, walking his dogs... I have pretty lame claims to fame.

Woot I have a claim to fame - I've met the current Dr Who!! Ok yes it was about 10 years ago and we were out and drunk (he went to school with a lot of my friends) but still........... Saw him in his school play (my best mate was in it hence why I went) and all went out afterwards. May have met him a few more times as well but all very hazy as well he wasn't famous then so didn't really pay a lot of attention  :P
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Post by: Yala on June 09, 2010, 09:07:15 am
LOL! It just occured to me that another friend of mine sat next to Aragorn once ;) She said he was hard to recognize without all the make-up RoFl
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Post by: yuAlien on June 12, 2010, 08:05:44 am
does anybody else feel really smug when you notice a goof in a movie? I'm watching Aladdin and I noticed that the shackles on Jasmine's wrists disappeared suddenly between screen cuts. It made me smile :)
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Post by: CheeseBK on June 12, 2010, 10:51:11 am
yualien, it's kinda funny, isn't it? and I guess it's normal to feel smug :D
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Post by: jessie18 on June 12, 2010, 10:55:51 am
does anybody else feel really smug when you notice a goof in a movie? I'm watching Aladdin and I noticed that the shackles on Jasmine's wrists disappeared suddenly between screen cuts. It made me smile :)
yualien, it's kinda funny, isn't it? and I guess it's normal to feel smug :D
I always feel smug. Especially when main characters in movie walk out of water after i dunno being thrown in/scuba diving/jumping off boat etc and a camera shot later are COMPLETELY DRY! :P I just smile smugly going, 'Mwahahaha, not very realistic guys.'
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Vinity on June 12, 2010, 03:51:47 pm
Hee! I know a friend who sat on a plane beside the guy who played Sam in the LOTR movies and never realized who he was. They chatted about her work, he mentioned he was an actor but that was it.  RoFl

When I lived in Charalottesville there are a lot of old Hollywood types there raising their familes. They all rode, generally badly {Christopher Reeves was sadly one} Most embarrassing was I used to ride with John Grisham's wife and I haven't to this day ever read one of his books. Also rode a lot with a fairly big 90's director's {Hugh Wilson} wife. Never saw most of his movies. We also rode quite often at Sissy Spacek's. Her farm backed up to my trainers farm. Funny, but when horses are around, mostly that is all that counts.  And most of the Hollywood types can't really ride all that well.

So back on topic. Has anyone seen Tarsem's The Fall? One of my all time favorite movies.   Movie trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1YwOybwTrc&feature=related) it was never in wide release cause it is the life's work of  Tarsem and he wouldn't change it for big movie release. He spent 16 years putting this movie together. It was filmed in literally 20 some countries.  jumP Beautiful!! It's almost as much fun to watch the extras. Talk about putting your heart and soul into something. Anyway, you can get it on DVD and Blueray from Amazon
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Post by: SylviaSybil on June 12, 2010, 06:08:11 pm
We saw the new Karate Kid this morning.  I really liked it.  I think they did a great job keeping the main plot but updating the peripherals.  And relocating it to China improved it too, it made more sense why he was an outcast and why martial arts earned that much respect with the other schoolchildren.  Of course, technically he's the Kung Fu Kid in this version. :P

Did y'all know the main actor in this movie, Jaden Smith, is Will Smith's and Jada Pinkett Smith's son?  I had no idea until we were talking about it after.  He's a great actor, I don't think there's any (undeserved) nepotism there.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: MinnChica on June 12, 2010, 07:35:44 pm
Has anyone here seen Invictus? The story about the South African Rugby team and President Nelson Mandela? It was soooooooooo good. One of my new favorite sports movies of all times!!  noDDing
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on June 13, 2010, 06:54:17 am
I haven't watched it yet (in fact I'm not even sure if it's out here yet must check) but I am a HUGE Will Smith fan so I want to watch it to see how Jaden acts. Loved him in Pursuit of Happyness but as he was alongside his dad I don't really count that

Minn I haven't watched Invictus yet but keep meaning to get it out on dvd
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Post by: dingo baby on June 13, 2010, 08:34:49 pm
I haven't watched it yet (in fact I'm not even sure if it's out here yet must check) but I am a HUGE Will Smith fan so I want to watch it to see how Jaden acts. Loved him in Pursuit of Happyness but as he was alongside his dad I don't really count that

Minn I haven't watched Invictus yet but keep meaning to get it out on dvd

Jaden Smith was on Letterman the other night...it was funny to see him up there and banter with Letterman. You can totally see his dad in him.  He talked about the acting advice he got from his mom and dad. And it made me think back to when his dad was on "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and he used to mouth the lines of other characters in the early episodes.  His daddy sure has come a LONG way. And Jaden seems to be pretty good from the commercials for Karate Kid. I did see him in Pursuit of Happyness and he did great there.
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Post by: mrsj on June 14, 2010, 11:19:30 am
Watched "Sex & The City 2" today..
it's o-k-a-y..
You know.. it's about Carrie and being married.. *lol*
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Post by: aleXIII on June 14, 2010, 11:21:45 am
I plan on watching Karate Kid this weekend, my mom's a tae kwon do instructor, so I took lessons... His kicks are awesome!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on June 21, 2010, 03:39:43 pm
Twister is on ITV 3

Cary Elwes ( Wesley)

Why, when he was so gorgeous in the Princess Bride did he Never do anything decent after that. He always plays gimps! or freaks. Don't get it.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on June 21, 2010, 03:44:36 pm
Twister is on ITV 3

Cary Elwes ( Wesley)

Why, when he was so gorgeous in the Princess Bride did he Never do anything decent after that. He always plays gimps! or freaks. Don't get it.

Yeah but I loved him in Robin Hood Men in Tights
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on June 21, 2010, 04:06:10 pm
My kids love that film. Yes ok he is cute in that but not the hero he was in TPB. I mean.... all that black and the upperclass accent.
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Post by: oreoparris on July 02, 2010, 11:42:08 am
Have you guys seen the new Trailer for Harry Potter.  Holy Cow!!!!! It looks awesome.  Combines scenes for both Part 1 and 2.  Its on mugglenet.  WOW!
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Post by: Libby13 on July 02, 2010, 01:21:29 pm
I've seen it! Looks awesome! I cannot wait until that's out  jumP
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Post by: mrsj on July 04, 2010, 11:56:15 am
Just finished watching "Kick-Ass" the movie..
It's awesome!  liongrin
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Post by: Kalimera on July 04, 2010, 12:05:30 pm
I just watched 'The Mummy". Love that movie  ;D
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Post by: Libby13 on July 04, 2010, 12:06:45 pm
I just watched 'The Mummy". Love that movie  ;D

*sigh* Brendon Frasier  hUg3
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Post by: Ana on July 04, 2010, 12:10:35 pm
The Mummy was so awesome!  The other two, meh, but the first one rocked!  Hmm, maybe I can get it on itunes and watch it now...
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Post by: MinnChica on July 05, 2010, 02:08:32 am
Hubby and I watched Wolfman today. It was pretty good, although Benicio del Torrow was looking rather old and not so handsome.  :(
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Post by: Ying on July 05, 2010, 05:33:49 am
Just finished watching "Kick-Ass" the movie..
It's awesome!  liongrin

I watched Kick-Ass over the weekend too! I love "Hit Girl", she was great.
Also watched Valentine Day, it tried to be Love Actually but failed.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Kalimera on July 05, 2010, 10:42:26 am
I watched "Prince of Persia" this afternoon. It's a great movie, very interesting...
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Post by: mrsj on July 05, 2010, 11:46:47 am
Just finished watching "Kick-Ass" the movie..
It's awesome!  liongrin

I watched Kick-Ass over the weekend too! I love "Hit Girl", she was great.
Also watched Valentine Day, it tried to be Love Actually but failed.

Oh.. I have :Valentine's Day: too.. didn't really get the time to watch it.
Is it any good?
I have not watch "Love Actually" before though..
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Post by: yodamom on July 05, 2010, 01:10:11 pm
Went to see Eclipse, it was pretty good. The new director and acting lessons really paid off. the other two movies, the worst !!! I took my dd's and they had the same feeling, it was good ?!?!? (shock) The wolves were beautiful.... worth the money if you liked the book
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Post by: Ying on July 05, 2010, 03:23:46 pm
Valentine's day was good but it's very similar to Love Actually which is one of my favourite film.
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Post by: Argantel on July 06, 2010, 01:24:29 pm
The new director and acting lessons really paid off.

Wait, they made the actors take acting lessons in between movie 2 and 3? RoFl

I just have a mad craving for Star Wars and can't fulfil it :( At least I have one of the soundtracks, so I listen to that.
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Post by: Kalimera on July 06, 2010, 01:26:35 pm
I have the Star Wars books  RoFl
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Post by: aleXIII on July 07, 2010, 02:58:11 am
Any of you guys watched Toy story 3? Was it good?
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Post by: jessie18 on July 07, 2010, 08:54:51 am
I can't WAIT to watch Toy Story 3! :D :D :D :D I LOVE the others with a passion. Cannot. Wait. To. See. It.
 jumP
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Post by: yodamom on July 07, 2010, 11:48:58 am
 noDDing My fiends went to see it (Toy Story) and said it was hilarious. I want to see it but.....time is rare.
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Post by: jessie18 on July 07, 2010, 12:48:38 pm
JEALOUS! It's not out here (in UK) yet. :(
I am very jealous of your friend! :D
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Post by: aleXIII on July 08, 2010, 10:27:12 am
too bad jessie18, when's it coming out at your place? It's already showing here at my place, though i can't watch it because I have no time...
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Post by: jessie18 on July 08, 2010, 11:05:57 am
I think it's released on Monday 19th.
I have a fair while yet.  weightS
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Post by: aleXIII on July 09, 2010, 10:16:50 am
Harry Potter is drawing near! I've been watching the others like mad!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on July 09, 2010, 10:32:04 pm
We watched "The sixth sense" on TV last night..
It's a good movie..
Any old movies which you guys had watched and enjoyed it?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: jessie18 on July 10, 2010, 06:08:59 am
We watched "The sixth sense" on TV last night..
It's a good movie..
Any old movies which you guys had watched and enjoyed it?

OMG! I love that movie. I don't care that it's really old. I just love it. The first time I watched it, I just about died of fright. :D
I watched Lion King a couple of weeks ago - I was enlightening my aunt because she's only seen a handful of disney movies. :D I love that movie. It is a classic.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: aleXIII on July 11, 2010, 10:27:06 am
I've been watching Japanese horror, but not in the dark it scares me too much ;D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on July 11, 2010, 02:15:06 pm
I saw Shrek 4 yesterday! It was really good!!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on July 11, 2010, 04:10:37 pm
Just seen eclipse. Good- rpatz is getting more gorgeous- overlong? Although fight scenes good
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on July 12, 2010, 03:14:09 am
Just seen eclipse. Good- rpatz is getting more gorgeous- overlong? Although fight scenes good

I know!  ;D
I managed to get my husband to go watch Eclipse with me again! Can't wait to see it!  jumP
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: aleXIII on July 12, 2010, 08:53:18 am
yeah rpatz is hot, a couple of homo guys were watching at the same time we were they kept swooning out loud you can't help but laugh at their reactions!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: oreoparris on July 12, 2010, 09:02:31 am
Rented Shelock Holmes last night, very funny.  I think Robert Downey Jr is great, very underrated as an actor.  Loved him ever since Heart and Souls (OLD movie).  Going to see Toy Story 3 tonight with a friend (and neither one of us have kids  :P). Can't wait!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on July 12, 2010, 11:17:57 am
Just rewatched "Brotherhood of the wolf" - cool!
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Post by: jessie18 on July 12, 2010, 11:54:27 am
Rented Shelock Holmes last night, very funny.  I think Robert Downey Jr is great, very underrated as an actor.  Loved him ever since Heart and Souls (OLD movie).  Going to see Toy Story 3 tonight with a friend (and neither one of us have kids  :P). Can't wait!
Ditto, I love that movie and R.D.Jr is fab-u-lous-a in it. :D Enjoy Toy Story! I can't wait to see it - it comes out next monday for us (in the UK). :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on July 12, 2010, 12:23:09 pm
Did you guys catch the trailer of "The Chronicles Of Narnia : Voyage of the Dawn Treader"??
I'm sooooooo looking forward to see Prince Caspian the movie.  :P
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: aleXIII on July 12, 2010, 11:59:38 pm
I just saw it! Thanks for the heads up mrsj! hUg2

Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on July 13, 2010, 03:32:24 am
Did you guys catch the trailer of "The Chronicles Of Narnia : Voyage of the Dawn Treader"??
I'm sooooooo looking forward to see Prince Caspian the movie.  :P

No I haven't seen a clip for that yet - wonder when it's out over here, looking forward to that one.

My friend bought me Sherlock Holmes, Law Abiding Citizen and the one with Katherine Heigel and Gerrard Butler name of which has completely slipped my mind. Need to watch them but just haven't had a chance yet
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Post by: oreoparris on July 13, 2010, 06:59:49 pm
@ Libby13
Heigel and Butler - The Ugly Truth - I thought it was hilarious, but I also had a friend who didn't like it.  It is also VERY raunchy at points.

I want to see Law Abiding Citizen, let me know how if its worth watching.
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Post by: SylviaSybil on July 13, 2010, 08:55:33 pm
Law Abiding Citizen I thought was a good movie marketed poorly.  The trailers in the USA, at least made Gerald Butler look like a hero when really he's an anti-villain (sympathetic motives for unjustifiable crimes).  You're rooting for the lawyer to overturn Gerard's schemes.  That said, GB makes a terrific bad guy, I loved how the plot kept escalating and I was very satisfied with the ending.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on July 14, 2010, 03:23:32 am
The Ugly Truth!! Thanks oreoparris! I'm looking forward to watching all 3
I've heard lots of good things about Law Abiding Citizen but I think I saw the same trailers as SylviaSybil because I assumed he was supposed to be the hero until someone who watched it told me otherwise
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Ying on July 14, 2010, 04:46:22 am
I really enjoyed Law Abiding Citizen,
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Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on July 14, 2010, 02:35:13 pm
Law Abiding Citizen
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Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Ying on July 15, 2010, 03:35:33 am
Law Abiding Citizen
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Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: aleXIII on July 15, 2010, 10:19:46 am
Just watched Prince of Persia and hoping to catch Avatar: The Last Airbender
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Post by: mrsj on July 15, 2010, 11:14:14 am
Hubby is bringing me to watch "The sorcerer's apprentice" next Monday!
Yaay...
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Post by: SylviaSybil on July 15, 2010, 03:34:35 pm
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Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: LittleSybil on July 16, 2010, 11:41:16 am
love that! an entire spoiler convorsation!!  RoFl RoFl
sylvia told me how the last airbender whitewashed its entire cast... imnot to enthusiastic to see it any more  :( will you tell me if it was good alex?
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Post by: SylviaSybil on July 16, 2010, 03:24:57 pm
The Last Airbender didn't whitewash the entire cast, just the heroes.  The villains and the peons are still people of color.  But it's been getting really bad reviews even without that.
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Post by: jessie18 on July 16, 2010, 03:38:36 pm
I am BUZZING to watch toy story 3 on Tuesday. :D Just heard Mark Kermode's review and I'm like O_O I want to watch it NOW! :p
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Post by: Foxen on July 16, 2010, 04:15:53 pm
The Last Airbender didn't whitewash the entire cast, just the heroes.  The villains and the peons are still people of color.  But it's been getting really bad reviews even without that.

Yes, there was that. But according to my husband they got the nationalities of each people wrong. Frex, fire nation are supposed to be Japanese, not Indian?

I didn't ever watch the cartoon, so my negative reaction was all about the cheesiness of the acting. Not worth watching, in my opinion.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on July 16, 2010, 09:40:15 pm
I never watched the cartoon either.  But I remember long before the movie was ever dreamed of, when my fangirl friends rhapsodized about how detailed the different cultures were.  According to them, that attention to detail is what the cartoon great.  To make something exotic, it works just as well to borrow from a real world culture as to make one up, and it's a lot easier.
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Post by: aleXIII on July 17, 2010, 02:34:45 am
Some of the actors don't match the characters well and my friends tell me that it was quite disappointing and that it only a few parts were actually good... They won't tell me more.
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Post by: cotty on July 21, 2010, 02:58:38 pm
  <32 but Jackson Rathbone looks so bloody gorgeous in it !!!!
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Post by: jessie18 on July 21, 2010, 03:36:49 pm
TOY STORY 3 WAS AWESOMENESS!
:D
I laughed and laughed and laughed - favourite characters include Mr PricklyPants, the clown, Ken and the crazy monkey working survellience.
Loved. It.
Totally watching it again. :D
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Post by: Ying on July 22, 2010, 03:57:09 am
TOY STORY 3 WAS AWESOMENESS!
:D
I laughed and laughed and laughed - favourite characters include Mr PricklyPants, the clown, Ken and the crazy monkey working survellience.
Loved. It.
Totally watching it again. :D

I booked a ticket to see it in London IMAX on 22nd August. Long way to wait but I hope it will be worth it.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on July 22, 2010, 05:31:24 am
Watching Inception tomorrow!!
 jumP
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Post by: Yala on July 22, 2010, 06:30:35 am
Oh, please tell how it was then, it sounded really interesting! And have fun watching it! ;D
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Post by: aleXIII on July 22, 2010, 10:01:44 am
Inception seems really good! The trailer was just awesome! Hope you have fun!
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Post by: SylviaSybil on July 22, 2010, 02:40:00 pm
Watching Inception tomorrow!!
 jumP

Me too! jumP We must compare notes afterwards. liongrin
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Post by: Foxen on July 22, 2010, 04:01:42 pm
I'd love to hear what you think! I've been thinking about going to see it.  ;D
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Post by: mrsj on July 22, 2010, 09:12:40 pm
Sure SylviaSybil..

My only worry is that.. my husband got us to watch the movie at 11.50pm..
I pray that the movie is interesting enough else.. I might fall asleep.. *lol*
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Post by: Ying on July 23, 2010, 03:42:23 am
I went to see Inception last night, it was awesome!!! You will love it mrsj.  <32 I wouldn't mind watching it again.
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Post by: Psycho on July 23, 2010, 08:50:55 am
Inception sounds kinda cool...but I heard one of my friends say it was horrifying or something. Don't know. Has anyone seen The Sorcerer's Apprentice?
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Post by: cotty on July 23, 2010, 12:01:24 pm
Tom hardy was deeegorgeous!!!
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Post by: oreoparris on July 23, 2010, 12:33:57 pm
TOY STORY 3 WAS AWESOMENESS!
:D
I laughed and laughed and laughed - favourite characters include Mr PricklyPants, the clown, Ken and the crazy monkey working survellience.
Loved. It.
Totally watching it again. :D

Did you cry at the end?  I was forewarned by a friend and so I brought lots of tissues.  Totally bawled like a baby.  TS 2 is still my fav, but loved 3 too.  I will be adding it to the movie collection when out on DVD.
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Post by: mrsj on July 24, 2010, 05:56:16 am
The sorcerer's apprentice is nice.. funny as well but the ending wasn't great as the final battle wasn't that fantastic.

Now.. inception.. it's really amazing. Confusing at first but as the movie progress.. it gets interesting. It is like the new Matrix!
The ending!!!!!! It's frustrating!!! All of us in the theatre had this
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.. believe me.. i am still thinking about it and i am still discussing this with mrj..  ;D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on July 24, 2010, 08:57:05 am
My friend came round last night for a dvd night and she made me watch Fast and the Furious 4 - I've been refusing point blank to watch any of these films because I'm not really a car person but she insisted and dangled Paul Walker and Vin Diesel like a carrot in front of a donkey, finally I caved and it actually wasn't too bad! I wont be going and watching the first 3 but I might watch the next one if there is one.
We were supposed to be watching Sherlock Holmes because I got it for my birthday and haven't watched it yet but she decided last minute she didn't want to watch it!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on July 24, 2010, 07:45:19 pm
Just saw Inception.  Loved it! <32 I can see why people are calling this the new Matrix, they're both about dreams vs. reality and have stunning special effects, but their themes/tones are completely different.

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Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: aleXIII on July 25, 2010, 04:44:03 am
No I really have to watch Inception! It seems really cool!
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Post by: Yala on July 25, 2010, 05:08:30 am
I ditto the awesomeness! I watched Inception yesterday together with my boyfriend ;D SO much fun! And I can even forgive the fact that Leo di Caprio is starring in it (for some reason I don't like him, no clue why) ;)
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Post by: slacye33 on July 25, 2010, 11:56:51 am
I would really like to see Inception as well! My parents went to see it and they sort of gave it mixed reviews. LOL! One loved it and the other fell asleep  ;D I'm also looking forward to watching Salt. I'm a huge Angelina Jolie fan! But my alltime favorite movie that I've seen this year would definitely be Avatar (the blue people) noDDing I watched it on an Imax 3D! It was my first experience and loved it  RoFl
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Post by: SylviaSybil on July 25, 2010, 05:48:05 pm
I'm definitely seeing it again.  The only question is, do I go right away or wait to see it with my mom? ;D

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Post by: aleXIII on July 25, 2010, 11:29:11 pm
Another to add to the list is definitely Salt! The stunts are awesome!  weightS
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Post by: Kalimera on July 26, 2010, 03:29:11 pm
I just watched 'The Italian Job'. Love this movie!!!
Yesterday, it was 'Push'. Great, I enjoyed it.

And now... I want to see Inception!! (http://forum.mininova.org/style_emoticons/default/slappy.gif)
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Post by: cotty on July 26, 2010, 05:18:10 pm
District 13 - fab French action/ parcour film!!!
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Post by: Kalimera on July 26, 2010, 05:30:04 pm
I wondered... Any news of the movie about the Maximum Ride series, by J. Patterson? We don't have any in France!!  :-[
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Post by: aleXIII on July 27, 2010, 12:50:45 am
I just saw Coraline on TV... To be honest it creeped me out.
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Post by: SylviaSybil on July 27, 2010, 01:50:30 am
Oh yeah, very creepy film.  I loved it. eviL Surprisingly true to the book, too.  They added Wybie, but that's because in a visual medium narrating the MC's thoughts can get tiresome.  And they expanded the dream world and developed it more, but they didn't change anything.  I was impressed by how fundamentally unaltered it was.
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Post by: mrsj on July 27, 2010, 09:28:04 am
Oooh I loves Caroline.

Watched "How to train your dragon" and "The Blind Side" on DVD... love them!!
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Post by: jessie18 on July 27, 2010, 11:10:34 am
I LOVE the blind side. That was amazing. :) Haven't seen 'How to Train Your Dragon' but I remember from the trailer it looked quite good. :)
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Post by: Yala on July 27, 2010, 11:30:22 am
How to train your dragon was so cute! I loved it <32
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Post by: SylviaSybil on July 27, 2010, 03:39:03 pm
How to Train Your Dragon was really good.  This review (http://www.schlockmercenary.com/blog/index.php/2010/03/28/how-to-train-your-epic-hero-in-95-minutes/) pointed out that it fits Joseph Campbell's pattern of a classic hero myth, which I thought was very interesting.  I think that's certainly part of what gives it an "epic saga" feel.
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Post by: Foxen on July 27, 2010, 07:44:27 pm
How to Train Your Dragon was adorable!

I really want to see Despicable Me. I've heard it's hilarious.

Ps. I loved Coraline too. Hubby and I have that one.
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Post by: SylviaSybil on July 27, 2010, 08:40:18 pm
Despicable Me was hilarious :D but try not to watch the trailers.  They give the punchlines isolated from the joke, which ruins both. :(
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Post by: mrsj on July 28, 2010, 09:52:36 am
Oooh.. I would love to watch Despicable Me too..
so many movies to watch.. so little time..  :(
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Post by: dingo baby on July 28, 2010, 11:51:25 am
Despicable Me was hilarious :D but try not to watch the trailers.  They give the punchlines isolated from the joke, which ruins both. :(

I hate when they do that. 

And How to Train Your Dragon was really cute. It was well done--not full of potty humor (which gets real old real fast.)  But it was like a good "Loony Tunes" where it has things the kids love and understand with more going on that keep the adults entertained as well. 
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Post by: Kalimera on July 28, 2010, 02:09:38 pm
It was 'Stick It' for me today!! One of my favorite films with 'The Mummy' and 'The Mummy Returns'...  :D
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Post by: Yala on July 28, 2010, 05:35:35 pm
We just watched Karate Kid - now I want to move... :#)
It's a really enjoyable movie, although we were a bit impatient to get to 'the good part' (i.e. the training) ;)
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Post by: aleXIII on July 29, 2010, 12:29:45 am
I  <32 Karate Kid!!!

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Post by: cotty on August 01, 2010, 07:17:52 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaCLeoL9a3M&feature=youtube_gdata

Vampires suck!

Trailer had me laughing especially Edward sullen and the wolf pack in cut off denims
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Post by: lacrima on August 01, 2010, 09:21:42 am
The last scene of the trailer had me grinning.  ;D
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Post by: mrsj on August 01, 2010, 11:56:54 am
These are the movies which I will be watching this August..

1) The Last Airbender (Opening on 5 Aug 10)
2) Jonah Hex (Opening on 5 Aug 10)
3) The Expendables (Opening on 19 Aug 10)
4) Grown Ups ( Opening on 26 Aug 10)
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Post by: Libby13 on August 01, 2010, 11:57:31 am
Saw Toy Story 3D Friday night <31 'd it!!
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Post by: SylviaSybil on August 01, 2010, 02:39:54 pm
Trailer had me laughing especially Edward sullen and the wolf pack in cut off denims

The wolf pack was pretty awesome but the best moment was the fangirl with the shovel. ;D
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Post by: jessie18 on August 01, 2010, 07:45:40 pm
Saw Toy Story 3D Friday night <31 'd it!!
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Post by: aleXIII on August 01, 2010, 11:14:54 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaCLeoL9a3M&feature=youtube_gdata

Vampires suck!

Trailer had me laughing especially Edward sullen and the wolf pack in cut off denims

I actually stopped and stared when I saw the poster for this at the mall, because of that a couple of other people ended up stopping as well
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Post by: Libby13 on August 02, 2010, 03:38:20 am
Saw Toy Story 3D Friday night <31 'd it!!
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Post by: aleXIII on August 02, 2010, 03:44:38 am
Just finished Blood: the last vampire... Not too great effects but they stuck to the story.
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Post by: dingo baby on August 02, 2010, 11:45:11 pm
Saw Toy Story 3D Friday night <31 'd it!!
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Ahhh....I didn't know that.  :(
My husband took my boys during the 4th of July Holiday. I opted to stay home with my 2 year-old. We had taken her with us to see How to Train Your Dragon, but she was all over the place and it made it hard on us and other people trying to watch.....so I said I'd just catch it when it came out on DVD. My boys LOVED it, though. They told me all about it....but apparently not everything. Still looking forward to seeing it.

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Post by: slacye33 on August 07, 2010, 02:28:30 pm
Vampires suck!

Trailer had me laughing especially Edward sullen and the wolf pack in cut off denims

Haha! I saw the trailor too! I was laughing so hard!
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RoFl
Also, what I've seen lately are Inception (Loved it!), The Kids are All Right (Loved it! Very Ralistic), and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Incredable! Can't wait to see the next one)! I'd recommend the first one if you like a plot within a plot within a plot, the second one if you are open minded relationship-wise, and the third if you like a kick-a$$ heroine with a murky background and don't mind the Swedish language ;D
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Post by: cotty on August 08, 2010, 04:05:30 am
Good review.


Re watched Kung-Fu Hustle last night. What a good film.
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Post by: Libby13 on August 08, 2010, 08:08:01 am
I'm waiting to watch Girl with a Dragon Tattoo when they remake it. Can't sit through subtitled films which I was told that was my attention wanders too much and I miss half of what's been said!!
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Post by: Foxen on August 08, 2010, 11:24:06 am
Cotty, I love Kung-Fu Hustle!  <32 I just got my husband to watch it with me about a month ago as he'd never seen it.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on August 08, 2010, 03:58:58 pm
 hUg2
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Post by: yodamom on August 08, 2010, 04:00:39 pm
New movie- Aug 18- Vampire Suck ( i couldn't help snickering through the preview)
http://www.vampiressuckmovie.com/
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: aleXIII on August 08, 2010, 11:34:57 pm
I finally got to see Toy Story 3!  <32 It was great, I wanted to cry at the end!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on August 09, 2010, 01:21:45 am
Saw The Sorcerer's Apprentice.  It was a good movie, standard coming-of-age plot.  But there was something that totally ruined the movie for me, and I was the only one in my group who noticed it.  Even if you've seen the movie, be careful with the tag because I don't want to ruin what everyone else I was with thought was a wonderful movie.

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Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on August 09, 2010, 02:51:36 am
Must have been aimed at pre tee
teens?

Makes me more angry when it's films aimed at adult men. De Niro and Pacino cop film was knuckle whitening for this.
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Post by: SylviaSybil on August 09, 2010, 03:54:56 am
The Sorcerer's Apprentice is rated PG and produced by Disney but it seemed like the advertising was trying to draw as many adults in as possible.

Do you mean Righteous Kill?  I never saw it.  What happened?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on August 09, 2010, 06:08:43 am
It was the mum from spy kids playing sex crazed- slightly dominatrix " girlfriend" of one of them. She only existed to prove old male leads were still functioning. Was like sitting through your dads fantasy-- eek!
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Post by: Spot on August 09, 2010, 02:24:57 pm
I just saw Salt last night - has anyone else seen it? (Because it was AWESOME!) And it seemed like the ending was open for a sequel  :)
I've seen the Sorcerer's Apprentice, and yes I thought it was really disappointing when Veronica did nothing to help out.  :P
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on August 09, 2010, 07:13:33 pm
Cotty, that sounds gleck. *shudder*
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Post by: Argantel on August 10, 2010, 03:21:46 am
We're thinking of seeing the Sorcerer's Apprentice tonight. The trailer has awesome effects (the car through mirror thing, wow  :o ). Do you think it's worth going?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on August 10, 2010, 03:38:19 am
Like I said, everyone I was with thought it was an awesome movie.  I was the only one who noticed that problem.  It does have awesome effects, and the plot isn't half bad.  I think the problem I noticed was more indicative of Hollywood as a whole and what they think people want to see, rather than specific to this movie.
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Post by: mrsj on August 10, 2010, 09:12:10 am
@ Argantel: in my opinion.. it's a nice funny film.

Watched Soloman Kane yesterday... movie was o-k-a-y...
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on August 15, 2010, 04:39:56 pm
Watching Saving Private Ryan again ... Crying AGAIN !!!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on August 18, 2010, 09:55:31 am
Off to watch The A Team tonight - wohoo!! I loved the TV series so I think I'm building this film up far too much, hope I'm not disappointed!!
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Post by: mrsj on August 18, 2010, 12:22:13 pm
Oooh.. enjoy the movie, Libby!

I'm gonna watch "The Expendables" this friday.. hope it's good!
Although.. I really want to watch "The girl with the dragon tattoo"
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Post by: Yala on August 18, 2010, 01:35:14 pm
Ooooh! Please tell what you think of the A-team and the Expendables. I'm unsure about watching the A-Team movie because I loved the series... And I totally want to go watch the expendables, no matter that it's probably as bad as I think it will be RoFl
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on August 18, 2010, 01:53:23 pm
I want to watch The Expendables as well! All those big action names in one film - what could go wrong?!
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Post by: alias on August 18, 2010, 02:57:27 pm
I have seen the A-Team and it is good - very typical of the show.  So if you liked the tv show, you should  like the movie.

My son is DYING to see the Expendables - not sure it is appropriate.

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Post by: SylviaSybil on August 18, 2010, 10:37:37 pm
I saw the A-Team movie, not having seen the show, and I was very disappointed.  I could suspend my disbelief long enough for their daring action moves, but not to believe that someone as stupid and useless as Jessica Biel's character could earn the rank of captain in the military.
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Post by: Libby13 on August 19, 2010, 04:00:24 am
I LOVED the A Team!! I was a big A Team fan though. Ok Jessica Biel was a bit of a random one I would have been happy had she not been in it but otherwise I loved it! Just as cheesy and corny as the TV programme and I was worried that Murdoch (my favourite from the programme) wouldn't be as crazy but who ever played him got him pretty much spot on I think. Obviously a lot of Bradley Cooper moments will make any film!!
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Post by: Ying on August 19, 2010, 01:34:21 pm
I didn't enjoyed the A team. I read my book half way through the film. They are so smug and Jessica Biel ...  ???
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on August 19, 2010, 04:19:01 pm
A Team:
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Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on August 19, 2010, 04:23:32 pm
A Team:
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Wasn't that a key at the end? I might be wrong as you never actually saw it properly but that's what I assumed it was especially after your second point!!!!
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Post by: SylviaSybil on August 19, 2010, 04:36:27 pm
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Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: yodamom on August 20, 2010, 01:38:43 pm
I am not proud to say I took my teens to see Vampires Suck, and yes it did suck for the most part. It had funny moments, the ones you see on the commercial previews !   ???  The Harry Potter previews really have me excited !
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Post by: CheeseBK on August 20, 2010, 02:15:40 pm
we decided not to go see the a-team, cause both h2b and I enjoyed the tv show and simply from seeing the actors they chose / the previews we felt a bit put off.....
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Post by: SylviaSybil on August 20, 2010, 09:24:50 pm
Vampires Suck ... had funny moments, the ones you see on the commercial previews !   

Y'know, that's exactly the vibe I got from the trailer.  That there was no need to see the movie because I just had. :P
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on August 21, 2010, 10:16:54 am
I had watched The Expendables and Step up 3D last night..

Honestly? I enjoyed Step up 3D more.. The dancing... wow!! I do believe that I'll break my bones if I attempt any of those moves! *lol*

As for The Expendables.. it's an ok movie.. no plot.. just violence and action.. and blood..
I love Jet Li.. am disappointed that I don't see much of him.. but at least he has more screen time then the rest except Stallone and that transporter guy.. (forgotten his name.. :-[)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Yala on August 21, 2010, 07:49:41 pm
Jason Statham ;)

Ok, so expendables sounds like I expected it - now I'll have to find some people to watch it with ;D I'm still undecided about the A-Team, so I probably won't go see that.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: yodamom on August 21, 2010, 09:18:00 pm
I'll wait till both are released on Blu-Ray.... I really am sick of Stallone, does he ever act his age ? The next big movie I am waiting for is the Harry Potter installment. My kids have been re-reading and them watching the movies again to "get ripped"for it.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: aleXIII on August 22, 2010, 05:36:30 am
Doing the same as your kids yodamom! I can't wait for the next installment!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Psycho on August 25, 2010, 07:36:02 am
I just went to INCEPTION...(a little bit late :)). It is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm a bit dissapointed though cuz I thought it was based on some novel, I'd love to see it if there was one.
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Post by: Jess on August 25, 2010, 10:07:16 am
I just saw Salt

I didnt know what I would think about it, I was happily surprised with a fast paced plot and enough twists to keep my brain happy and enough explosions to keep action lover in me content LOL

all the acting was good, I liked Angie Jolies performance, the highlight for me was her love for her hubby, it seemed real and believable and her revenge was very female in my mind.

I could picture Kate Daniels killing everyone if her mate was hurt.... 4/5 stars from me weightS
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Jess on August 25, 2010, 10:16:49 am
I have to confess that I loved the expendables  weightS

I was raised with 3 older brothers so I was raised on Jaws, Aliens, Arnold Swartzenegger (spelling?), Stallone, Steven Segal, Van Damme etc

I was SOOO sentimental during this movie, there was SOOOOOOOOO much blood and guts, explosions. to make everything even more sentimental I dragged my brother along  RoFl

it wasnt as over the top as I thought it was going to be. I thought stallone would write a plot where he was undefeatable but he got his ass kicked by Sean Austin. I would give this movie 4/5 for the memories (and explosions lol) I also think anyone that liked 80s and 90s action films will love it to :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: milo on September 04, 2010, 07:44:52 am
  jumP I saw Tomorrow When the War Began last night its an Australian film based on the first book in the Tomorrow series by Australian author John Marsden. I read these books 10 years ago when I was 14 and fell in love with them and have been waiting for the movie to come out ever since. I wasn'r sure if it would be any good but I was pleasently suprised.

Its about of Australian teenagers who go camping and come back home to decover that while they were away Australia was invaded by an unknown army and war has broken out, and all they have left is there friendship to help them survive.

I don't know if its being released out side of Australia and NZ
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Post by: CheeseBK on September 05, 2010, 01:55:33 pm
I saw the expendables yesterday.

haha, I think it was hilarous!! really, it was a mix between old-fashioned action with lots of kaboom and not too much dialogue and fun and ironic views on the action genre. I really had a good time!

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Post by: cotty on September 06, 2010, 03:07:20 pm
  jumP I saw Tomorrow When the War Began last night its an Australian film based on the first book in the Tomorrow series by Australian author John Marsden. I read these books 10 years ago when I was 14 and fell in love with them and have been waiting for the movie to come out ever since. I wasn'r sure if it would be any good but I was pleasently suprised.

I don't know if its being released out side of Australia and NZ

oh I will look out for that one. May come to the independent cinema in Liverpool. Thanks Milo!!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on September 10, 2010, 01:07:50 pm
Has anyone watch "Grown Ups" and "Resident Evil" yet?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: aleXIII on September 12, 2010, 09:15:48 am
Just watched Stepbrothers and Monsters vs Aliens! Loved them! Grown-ups was full of laughs and I plan on watching Resident Evil if everything goes as planned
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on September 13, 2010, 12:32:50 pm
Resident Evil is so-so..
Don't waste money watching it in 3D.

Wentworth Miller is yummy but he does not has much dialogue.
Come to think of it.. there isn't much dialogue anyway..  :D
Love the game better..
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Post by: CheeseBK on September 13, 2010, 01:00:17 pm
*lol* resident evil movies were never really dialogue-driven, were they? hehe. I mean all those zombies just aren't cut out for deep conversation, huh? Wraaar-wraaar, gahhh, gahh. :D
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Post by: Vinity on September 14, 2010, 12:27:40 am
I just went to INCEPTION...(a little bit late :)). It is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm a bit dissapointed though cuz I thought it was based on some novel, I'd love to see it if there was one.
I'm EVEN later LOL We just saw Inception at a late show on an IMAX theater Saturday night. I agree, it's great. It was in a town an hour away, we got out at 12:30 and it was misty rain. The drive home was really surreal. That movie really breaks you brain for a while. Will definitely get the DVD when it comes out. I'd love to know how they did some of the special effects.

I'm glad we got to see it on the big screen. I sort of wish we HADN'T gone for the IMAX.  It was maybe TOO big. My husband got sick on his tummy and had to close his eyes for one part.
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Post by: mrsj on September 14, 2010, 09:43:12 am
*lol* resident evil movies were never really dialogue-driven, were they? hehe. I mean all those zombies just aren't cut out for deep conversation, huh? Wraaar-wraaar, gahhh, gahh. :D

 RoFl yeah... I have forgotten.. went to watch for the wentworth miller because of his character "Chris" but I got spooked by zombies instead.. dirty dirty zombies.. *lol*
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on September 14, 2010, 06:41:32 pm
Saw Salt this weekend, I thought it was a great movie.  Someone tried to tell me Ev Salt is a female James Bond - no, she's not.  The sexual double standard is still in place, and a woman is not allowed to sleep with a new "Bond Boy" every movie.  But she is a female Jason Bourne. :) Angelina Jolie makes a kickass CIA agent on the run to clear her name and rescue her husband from terrorists.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on September 19, 2010, 10:05:03 am
Just watched Leap Year! Dead sweet! X
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Post by: Kalimera on September 20, 2010, 04:31:50 pm
Just saw Underworld 1 and 2. Awesome.  noDDing
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Post by: nanners on September 25, 2010, 04:21:24 pm
Saw Get Low with Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, and Sissy Spacek.  It had a couple of slow moments but was entertaining overall.  Inception is original and doesn't let you turn off your brain.  It's engaging, creative, but may not be for everyone.   ;D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on October 02, 2010, 03:45:18 am
Watched streetdance with kids----- that ballet dancer Richard Winsor is GORGEOUS!!!!!!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on October 02, 2010, 02:35:16 pm
Saw Devil.  I wasn't expecting much from M Night Shamalan after his last few releases, but it was actually an okay movie.  The framing device is a Mexican Catholic security guard narrating a bedtime story that appears to be coming true.  As I was raised Catholic and fed on stories of Old Scratch and the saints who defied him, it felt very familiar to me even though I didn't know this story.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on October 02, 2010, 05:51:35 pm
As RC here too I recognise most ( usually , heavily biased catholic references ... Old Scratch??? That is a new one to me. Who? X
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Post by: SylviaSybil on October 02, 2010, 07:06:50 pm
According to myth, the devil can recognize his name and come when called, hence the saying "speak of the devil and he appears" when you're talking about someone who then enters the room.  That's also where the name Satan comes from; "ha'Satan" means "the accuser" or "the adversary" and was originally used to avoid naming him directly.  Old Scratch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Scratch) is one of the names my superstitious relatives used to discuss him.

So what does RC stand for?  "Raised Catholic"?  I didn't realize that was a common enough phenomena to get its own abbreviation. :D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on October 03, 2010, 03:59:42 am
Roman Catholic
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on October 03, 2010, 03:37:08 pm
Oh, duh. :#)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on October 03, 2010, 04:30:45 pm
 hUg2
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Post by: cotty on October 19, 2010, 01:53:54 pm
https://twitter.com/stephenfry/status/27851312263



Very funny!!!!!!! So believeable
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on October 26, 2010, 11:45:39 am
Watched The Social Network last week, really enjoyed it! Was interesting to see how it all started and I'd love to know how much of the film was true and how much was just 'Hollywood' ised
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on October 26, 2010, 04:44:25 pm
Watched The Social Network last week, really enjoyed it! Was interesting to see how it all started and I'd love to know how much of the film was true and how much was just 'Hollywood' ised
I'm just waiting for an alternative (like diaspora, but that's still not developed far enough) to crop up, then I'll pull my stakes out of fb. The privacy issue is really getting on my nerves.

On a positive note, is there any current action or fantasy or sci/fi film that you would recommend seeing?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on November 11, 2010, 03:52:29 pm
Neville from Harry potter!!!
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Post by: dingo baby on November 12, 2010, 01:31:38 am
My work is taking our whole department (300+ employees) plus one to see Harry Potter on opening Day. I love it when they do that. =) Hubs and I get to go to a cool movie on the company's dime. They usually throw in concessions, too. The previews make this one look really good. Some movies have been better than others, and this one is looking like it will be one of the better ones. 
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Post by: Libby13 on November 12, 2010, 05:43:59 am
That's Neville?! Bless he's all grown up!!

My friend lives in London and went to see everyone going into the preview last night, she met Matt from X Factor which I was rather jealous about!!

Sounds like you'll have fun Dingo
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on November 12, 2010, 08:59:57 am
Hubby is watching "DOA - Dead or Alive" now..
*smacks head*

Don't even know why is this made into a movie...  :#)

*smacks head again as the camera man was focusing on the girls assets whenever they can...*
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Post by: SylviaSybil on November 13, 2010, 03:18:37 am
I saw Splice.  It...left me with a lot to think about.
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Post by: Yala on November 13, 2010, 05:14:37 am
Hubby is watching "DOA - Dead or Alive" now..
*smacks head*

Don't even know why is this made into a movie...  :#)

*smacks head again as the camera man was focusing on the girls assets whenever they can...*

LOL, I actually kind of like it ;) They do have nice action scenes...
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Nellie on November 13, 2010, 08:45:11 pm
I saw Splice.  It...left me with a lot to think about.

Yeaaah. Saw that with the roommate when it was in Redbox.
It was...strange.

Is anyone going to see Skyline?
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Post by: Kalimera on November 19, 2010, 09:48:54 am
I just watched "The Last Legion".  <32

Can't wait for Harry Potter!!  jumP
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on November 19, 2010, 10:55:52 am
I'm off to watch Harry Potter tomorrow if I can get tickets can't wait!!
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Post by: dingo baby on November 19, 2010, 11:16:20 am
I'm off to watch Harry Potter in an hour.  ;D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on November 20, 2010, 07:52:22 am
JEALOUS!
I want to watch Harry Potter too!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on November 24, 2010, 08:25:47 pm
I've watched Harry Potter!!  jumP

They could have the whole story in that movie if they didn't
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Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: dingo baby on November 25, 2010, 12:47:36 am
I've watched Harry Potter!!  jumP

They could have the whole story in that movie if they didn't
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I liked Harry Potter. I liked how it wasn't so rushed like several of the movies.....where they try to cram so much in that it's all rushed and so fast that it doesn't make much sense.  I loved the time the took to show things. I thought they did an awesome job with this movie. It's the first time I was happy and impressed with one of the Harry Potter Movies.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on November 25, 2010, 03:35:01 am
I was still cross they'd missed a few things out of the film compared to the book and the fact we had to be introduced to Bill Weasley and Mundungus Fletcher when we should have met them a few films ago but I'm glad they kept the camping in I think it's an important part of the story noDDing
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on November 25, 2010, 10:36:04 am
hehehe.. I didn't read the book, you see.. so to me.. it was time wasting.. hahaha... ;D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Vinity on November 25, 2010, 11:43:32 pm
Hated HP :( but then I hated the book also. This movie was actually the part of the book that I thought needed editing badly. I have no interest in Harry Potter and the no good very bad
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The thing is we've seen all the other movies as a family so it feels wrong not to finish.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Nellie on December 01, 2010, 06:57:58 pm
I haven't seen Harry Potter yet.
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Post by: aleXIII on December 02, 2010, 11:15:43 pm
Haven't seen it either...
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Viki on December 05, 2010, 02:56:20 am
I watched RED starring by Bruce Willis yesterday and felt it's not as good as Surrogates.
I got a little bit disappointed about the movie except that Karl Urban looks so hot in it.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on December 05, 2010, 04:13:14 am
Saw The Sorcerers Apprentice and The Last Airbender recently. They were both really good, but I guess the special effects lost much because of the crappy and small airplane monitor. Still, good films. I actually saw the first one twice, had some spare time on the transatlantic flight back as we were two hours delayed... ;)
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Post by: Kitara on December 05, 2010, 11:13:26 am
Saw Tangled for the 3rd time. Officially one of my favorites now. As usual Disney's animal friends are awesome. The movie is fun and if you get a good crowd everyone is laughing. 3D is cool, but if that causes problems I still suggest the regular one.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: MinnChica on December 05, 2010, 02:05:01 pm
I think I saw the worst movie of all time last night. It was bad..... really really really bad. Skyline. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!!
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Post by: Viki on December 05, 2010, 07:07:31 pm
I think I saw the worst movie of all time last night. It was bad..... really really really bad. Skyline. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!!

I'm not going to watch it then. But I'm curious about those spaceships. What do they want from human?
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Post by: MinnChica on December 05, 2010, 10:42:20 pm
I think I saw the worst movie of all time last night. It was bad..... really really really bad. Skyline. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!!

I'm not going to watch it then. But I'm curious about those spaceships. What do they want from human?

If you really want to know, send me a PM and I'll tell you Bad... it was bad bad bad!
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Post by: Viki on December 06, 2010, 01:49:30 am
LOL, that bad, huh?
I guess it's safer to wait till the reviews come out before going to a movie.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on December 06, 2010, 08:28:10 am
Narnia anyone??

Did you guys watch the 3D version or the normal one?

Hubby said not to watch the 3D version, doubt there will be much effect.
Is that true?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: aminebabe on December 06, 2010, 08:55:46 am
Narnia anyone??

Did you guys watch the 3D version or the normal one?

Hubby said not to watch the 3D version, doubt there will be much effect.
Is that true?

I'm personally waiting till January as I'm taking my little sis to see it when I head home for a week :) However, it's a mixed bag of reviews from my mates - I'm plannig to see it non 3D simply as the glasses do nothing for me :D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Nellie on December 06, 2010, 09:29:00 am
Tangled is so cute!  Roomie and I went with the woman who boards our horses and she loved Max most of all.  She even has a mini that is all max that we joke about calling him Mini Max.

Got Sorcerer's Apprentice through Redbox.  That wasn't bad at all.

And guess I'll be waiting for Skyline to come to the redbox before getting it.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on December 06, 2010, 01:55:30 pm
Whats Redbox?

I saw the trailer for Tangled, it sure looks nice. I'll wait till it comes out on DVD though, kids movies are dubbed and my Danish isn't up to watching movies yet...
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Nellie on December 06, 2010, 04:27:08 pm
Redbox is a DVD vending machine that now sits at grocery stores and convienience stores where you can rent new DVDs for a dollar a day.  Really handy if you want to see those truly awful movies but never wanted to pay the movie ticket or even the 4 dollars to rent it at a video store.
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Post by: MinnChica on December 06, 2010, 11:53:42 pm
And guess I'll be waiting for Skyline to come to the redbox before getting it.

I'll give you the short version... save your dollar... believe me when I tell you it'll be a waste!! Do not click link if you do not want BAD BAD Skyline movie spoilers.

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Post by: CheeseBK on December 07, 2010, 03:08:44 am
haha, omg, minn... it sounds trashy. :D
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Post by: lacrima on December 07, 2010, 04:53:14 am
The beginning sounded not that bad, (not very original, but not bad), somewhere in the middle I think I would have been getting bored and the ending just sucks.

I think I'll just wait until Tangled comes out over here - which should be this or next week... ;D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Viki on December 07, 2010, 06:22:43 am
Was it normal that I tried to keep myself from laughing while reading the plot?
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Post by: Libby13 on December 07, 2010, 07:01:00 am
Was it normal that I tried to keep myself from laughing while reading the plot?

I hope so because I did the same :P
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Nellie on December 07, 2010, 08:31:00 am
O.o  seriously?  Wow, that is bad.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on December 07, 2010, 11:51:01 am
Was it normal that I tried to keep myself from laughing while reading the plot?

I hope so because I did the same :P

I was laughing out loud!  RoFl
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: aleXIII on December 08, 2010, 01:04:00 am
that doesn't even make any sense!
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Post by: Ying on December 08, 2010, 04:51:57 am
that doesn't even make any sense!
Ditto! Thanks for the warning & recap Minn.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on December 08, 2010, 08:27:18 am
whoa.. sounds like b-grade movie...

I'll just stick to Narnia...  ;D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: MinnChica on December 08, 2010, 10:54:03 am
Yes, it was horrible!! Glad I could prevent you all from going to see it! LOL
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on December 08, 2010, 06:33:25 pm
Was it normal that I tried to keep myself from laughing while reading the plot?

I didn't try. ;D Thanks for the heads-up, Minn.  I read another review where he said he liked the movie because he hated all the characters and cheered when they died, so...

I saw Tangled.  It was cute.  I was pleased by the scattered references to the original grim version of the tale. noDDing
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Kitara on December 08, 2010, 06:46:47 pm
I saw Tangled.  It was cute.  I was pleased by the scattered references to the original grim version of the tale. noDDing

Oh? Do tell. I haven't read the grim version.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on December 09, 2010, 06:30:54 pm
In the Brothers Grimm version, the wife took a craving for rapunzel (a salad plant known as rampion in English) while she was pregnant.  The only person who had rapunzel growing in the middle of winter was a witch, Dame Gothel.  The wife begged her husband to get it for her, pleaded, told him she would die without it, and started wasting away.  The husband was so alarmed that he finally went and stole the witch's rapunzel despite the dangers of getting caught.  And for a while the wife was better.  Then it started again, and he stole the plant again and she got better.  

The third time, the witch caught him and demanded to know why he kept stealing her rapunzel.  He begged for the plant and said his wife would die without it.  Dame Gothel offered to trade it for the unborn baby.  Desperate, the husband agreed.  When the baby was born, the witch took her away and named her after the plant.

Rapunzel grew up in a tower tended by the witch.  The only way up was to climb her long hair.  One day a prince passed by and heard her singing.  He couldn't figure out how to get to her.  Then he saw Dame Gothel coming and hid in the bushes.  She called out, "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair, so that I may climb the golden stair!" and climbed up.  After she left, the prince did the same thing.  The two fell in love and hatched a plan of escape.  Every day, the prince came and brought her a skein of silk, which she wove into a ladder that she could climb down.  

However, Rapunzel accidentally gave it away when she innocently asked the witch why her all dresses were tight around her belly now.  Enraged, the witch cut off her hair and drove her away from the tower.  When the prince came, Dame Gothel lowered the hair, let him climb almost all the way up, then threw him down.  He fell into the thorn bushes at the base of the tower and was blinded.  However, the hair slipped from the witch's grasp and fell, leaving her stranded in the tower to starve.  

Months later, the blind prince heard a woman singing and recognized Rapunzel's voice.  When she realized he was blind, she cried for him and her tears fell on his eyes and healed them.  Turns out she had given birth to twin boys in the interim and the four of them lived happily ever after.

...It's not a very nice story.  Most fairy tales weren't.

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Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Kitara on December 09, 2010, 08:25:44 pm
 thankU Sylvia. That is interesting. I think I have seen an animated movie that was fairly close to the Grimm tale, except for the pregnancy. But the Rapunzel in that movie was so...aloof. I like Tangled.  <32 Thank you again!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on December 10, 2010, 12:17:45 am
Yeah, there's a version of Rapunzel where she absent-mindedly asks the witch why she's so much heavier than the prince if she's so much smaller...but I like the version where she's ignorant, not stupid. :#) Tangled is good because well, there's only so much adventure you can have in a tower.  Plus. y'know, hair ninja. :D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Kitara on December 10, 2010, 12:44:45 am
Yep. And chameleon, and Max, and frying pan. You absolutely cannot forget the frying pan. RoFl
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on December 10, 2010, 02:29:31 am
I have got to get me one of those. ;D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on December 12, 2010, 05:12:59 pm
I saw Narnia: Dawn Treader today.  It was good.  They made a few changes to the book that I thought made it stronger, such as having the protagonists fight their way out of slavery instead of being quietly purchased out of slavery.  I wish they had changed it further and left out the one line where Aslan takes all those subtle references to Jesus Christ and bashes you over the head with them.  Some of us aren't Christian and some of us don't like being preached to. >:( Narnia works because it's subtle; if I wanted to read the Bible, I would.

Other than that one sour note, the movie was a beautiful symphony. :) Eustace's actor was perfect.  He captured the whiny, sullen attitude and really showed the character arc.  And I loved the line at the end referencing Jill Pole, who is one of the Earthlings sent to Narnia in the next book.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: lacrima on December 12, 2010, 05:20:57 pm
I saw Tangled and it was funny. Not as good as How to train your dragon (or what the title was), but still funny. I loved the horse.  RoFl
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on December 13, 2010, 09:26:49 am
Aargh!!

I want to watch Tangled and Narnia!!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on December 13, 2010, 03:13:21 pm
I saw Tangled and it was funny. Not as good as How to train your dragon (or what the title was), but still funny. I loved the horse.  RoFl

german title is Rapunzel, neu verföhnt, right? Saw a trailer and it looked VERY funny.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Yala on December 13, 2010, 03:28:40 pm
Yup, you're right ;)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: CheeseBK on December 13, 2010, 03:35:15 pm
must find time to drag h2b to the cinema.... but... when???  :o
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: aleXIII on December 13, 2010, 10:42:51 pm
i promise myself to watch Tangled soon! I loved the trailer!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on December 14, 2010, 08:05:40 am
Hubby tell me to wait for the release of Tangled on  DVD as it's a waste of money to watch it at the cinema..said  it's only 100 mins and blah blah blah...  :(

Guess my only hope to watch a movie this month will only be Narnia..
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Nellie on December 15, 2010, 04:01:15 pm
It's the typical length of a Disney film.  Ah well.  It is very cute.

Has anyone seen Scott Pilgrim vs. the World or Easy A?  I know Ilona & Gordon and the kids did and they liked it.  Anyone else?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on December 15, 2010, 04:24:55 pm
I saw the trailer for Cowboys and Aliens. Or is it Aliens and Cowboys? Anyway, what a weird mixture. The cast seems to be delicious enough though....
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Yala on December 15, 2010, 06:16:26 pm
We watched Scott Pilgrim with a crowd from Taekwondo, and it was good fun ;D
I really do want to watch Tangled, but I don't know if I'll be able to time-wise, and I'm unsure about whether to watch it in English or German... ;)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on December 15, 2010, 08:23:17 pm
Scott Pilgrim was a good movie.  I liked it.  I'll probably buy it on DVD eventually.

Easy A was hilarious.  I highly recommend it.  It's not something you should take younger kids to - one friend sends her a gift and a vibrator so if she doesn't like the gift, she can go eff herself - but very funny.  The first two thirds were hysterical and the last third surprisingly poignant and meaningful.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Viki on December 19, 2010, 11:03:52 pm
watched "The Switch" by Jennifer Aniston.
It's pretty good even though you can guess the ending already from the beginning.
But I think that's the normal pattern for romantic comedy.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: dingo baby on December 21, 2010, 01:23:50 am
Hubs and I went to see "Tron Legacy" in 3D this weekend. It was pretty entertaining. The storyline was better than I imagined (and I really didn't think it was going to be that great--but it held up.)  It was fun.  I'm glad I watched the first Tron a couple months ago, I think that added to my enjoyment of the new movie.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on December 21, 2010, 03:05:07 am
Oooh... I want to watch Tron too!
@ Dingo, are there a lot of effects for the 3D or no difference at all?

I'm watching Narnia today!! Yaay!!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on January 14, 2011, 03:55:04 am
Saw the Tourist a couple of weeks ago. I really enjoyed it!! Hm, jeah, I'm just a sucker for films with lots of elegantly dressed people running around in beautiful places. Oh, make those attractive people. It has Johnny Depp in it, what can I say? The way he is running barefoot over a roof...  RoFl as if his feet were touching something icky.  :D

If you want to go for a light entertainment, watch this one. It has lots of snide remarks about different nationalities, I laughed a lot.

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Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: dingo baby on January 16, 2011, 07:16:48 pm
Oooh... I want to watch Tron too!
@ Dingo, are there a lot of effects for the 3D or no difference at all?

I'm watching Narnia today!! Yaay!!

Sorry for the delay in replying......
There were a LOT of effects for 3D while they were inside TRON. All the stuff filmed in "real world" was done normal and all the 3D effects were for when they were inside TRON.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Viki on January 16, 2011, 07:26:28 pm
I watched Ice Age again yesterday.
It was still so hilarious no matter how many times I've watched it.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on January 18, 2011, 08:22:38 am
Oooh... I want to watch Tron too!
@ Dingo, are there a lot of effects for the 3D or no difference at all?

I'm watching Narnia today!! Yaay!!

Sorry for the delay in replying......
There were a LOT of effects for 3D while they were inside TRON. All the stuff filmed in "real world" was done normal and all the 3D effects were for when they were inside TRON.

hehehe... it's ok dingo..
I had watched it in normal... the movie was ok..  :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on January 21, 2011, 04:23:09 am
I just watched the trailer for THOR. Yummie, nordic mythology and hot guy running around shirtless - oh and Natalie Portman :D. Fights, swords, action! Why is it not May yet?  :-[
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on January 21, 2011, 04:53:56 am
I just watched the trailer for THOR. Yummie, nordic mythology and hot guy running around shirtless - oh and Natalie Portman :D. Fights, swords, action! Why is it not May yet?  :-[

YES YES!! so agree!!

I can't wait to watch Adam Sandler's new movie.. "Just go with it" Opening in Feb!
Perfect Valentine's Day movie!  <32
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Viki on January 22, 2011, 07:08:01 pm
Watched "You Again" yesterday.
Saw a lot of the typical "girl fights" in it.
Always "mean pretty girl" against "geeky normal girl".
Thank god I've never been through that kind of experience.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on January 23, 2011, 11:28:25 am
In primary school it was mean pretty girl against mean pretty girl. Quite fun to watch from the sidelines, I assure you.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on January 23, 2011, 06:56:43 pm
Yeah, I was the geeky girl in school and I never got into any of that drama.  The "popular" kids didn't think I was important enough to pick on, I guess. :laugh:
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Viki on January 23, 2011, 10:39:29 pm
In primary school it was mean pretty girl against mean pretty girl. Quite fun to watch from the sidelines, I assure you.

That IS interesting.  RoFl
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: aleXIII on January 24, 2011, 07:08:43 am
When I was in high school it was mean girls against the silent brainy girls... the mean girls don't even have the excuse of being pretty and popular
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on January 24, 2011, 10:39:12 am
Just watched Terminator 2 and SALT on TV..
Can't stop laughing... *lol*
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Viki on January 24, 2011, 06:49:51 pm
Just watched Terminator 2 and SALT on TV..
Can't stop laughing... *lol*

Terminator II?! Which part is so funny?!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on January 25, 2011, 09:18:51 am
Just watched Terminator 2 and SALT on TV..
Can't stop laughing... *lol*

Terminator II?! Which part is so funny?!

Oh.. the bad guy won't die and regenerate pretty but not arnie..
for SALT.. the part whereby she tasered the police.. *lol*
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Lekismet on January 25, 2011, 12:05:01 pm
Did anyone see Black Swan? I have an interesting debate going with some friends at work about many things in the movie, but one in particular no one seems to have any ideas on beyond me. It involves symbolism and reality/non-reality.

The main character's supposed "rival" (I forgot her name), has huge black wings tattooed across her back; hard to miss and I think hard to cover-up even in a ballet costume, unless it is very opaque.

The question: Does the "rival" REALLY have said tattoo on back or is the main character imagining/hallucinating them? If she really does have the black wings tattoo (beyond the play of symbolism in the story), wouldn't it be hard to cover-up (maybe?) and an obstacle for dancing ballet, especially in some costumes? Maybe it would not? Anyone?

(the tattoo does "fit" the character)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Yala on January 25, 2011, 12:31:26 pm
No idea about the symbolism, but for the covering, wouldn't good make-up do the trick? Or you could wear a flesh-colored undershirt...
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Lekismet on January 25, 2011, 01:39:12 pm
I do not know if the flesh colored mesh across the back of their costumes, when appropriate to the specific ballet performed, may or may not cover it. You could not fit a tee shirt under most classical performance costumes.

But, does anyone have an opinion about whether the "black wings tattoo" was real or a figment/illusion? I did not think it was all that subtle as far as symbolism, but apparently most of my co-workers did not pick that up until we talked about the movie.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on January 26, 2011, 09:12:53 am
Lekismet, is the movie nice? Am afraid it is another dark but slow movie... trailer looks interesting..
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on January 26, 2011, 09:35:27 am
Lekismet I'd quite like your opinion on the film as well, my mum loves her ballet and really wants to see it my dad refuses to go so she's asked me to go with her and I'm just not that convinced from the clips I've seen
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Lekismet on January 26, 2011, 01:31:37 pm
Black Swan is a DARK psychological somewhat-horror-toned thriller. It has a bit of very implied homosexual sex in it. Without giving away any of the movie hopefully, if a film goer has any trouble with film characters or the theme having mental illness issues in it, DO NOT GO!

The film is not fast in the way car chase movies move, but the build up of the story is not slow at all and it is wise to pay attention to it through out. I liked it . It is one of those movies that make you think about it after wards.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on February 01, 2011, 08:19:20 pm
Just saw Black Swan.  Great movie.  I wish I'd known it was a dark psychological thriller going in, though, because I was expecting a feel-good drama about following your dreams.

There is a scene where the main character sees the rival's tattoo changing shape and growing larger, but I don't recall seeing the tattoo again after that.  Which would have been significant if it had stayed changed.  Really it could go either way. IIRC the tattoo is there in her first appearance, when the MC wouldn't know she was the rival yet, but the tattoo is SO indicative of the MC sees the rival.

It's a much more sexual movie than I expected.  In addition to the homosexual scene (which is about as explicit as you can get in an R film), there are a couple of scenes that could be classed as sexual assault.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: cotty on February 02, 2011, 03:58:38 am
Loved--  Men Who Stare At Goats
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Lekismet on February 02, 2011, 08:16:40 am
Loved--  Men Who Stare At Goats

I would like to see that one. DVD or Movies on Demand time!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Lekismet on February 02, 2011, 08:30:37 am
There is a scene where the main character sees the rival's tattoo changing shape and growing larger, but I don't recall seeing the tattoo again after that.  Which would have been significant if it had stayed changed.  Really it could go either way. IIRC the tattoo is there in her first appearance, when the MC wouldn't know she was the rival yet, but the tattoo is SO indicative of the MC sees the rival.

If I am remembering the movie correctly, I remember The Rival having the tattoo throughout the movie except maybe not at the end (still trying to think if it was there at that time). I saw The Rival as being her competitor from the start of her first appearance at practice (She being specially brought in from a San Francisco Troupe). But of course the story did need the Rival in from the beginning to work on a plot level as well as a symbolic one.

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Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on February 04, 2011, 11:06:12 am
Watched The Green Hornet.
Silly funny movie..
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Viki on February 05, 2011, 07:51:24 pm
watched Pirates Of The Caribbean yesterday.
Today I'm going to watch The Lord of the Rings
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: dingo baby on February 13, 2011, 12:27:07 pm
My hubby rented RED yesterday, and we watched it last night.

I haven't enjoyed a movie more in a long, LONG time. I loved it. It's silliness reminded me of another Bruce Willis movie that I loved Bandits. We don't buy movies very much anymore, but this one to me is purchase worthy. (Makes me think of Seinfeld and being "sponge-worthy.")

Anyone else see it?
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Lekismet on February 13, 2011, 12:36:26 pm
My hubby rented RED yesterday, and we watched it last night. I haven't enjoyed a movie more in a long, LONG time. I loved it.

Thanks dingo baby for the movie recommendation. I have been thinking about Red for a while, but now I am definitely going to rent it or "movie on demand" it now!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on February 13, 2011, 09:21:29 pm
My hubby rented RED yesterday, and we watched it last night. I haven't enjoyed a movie more in a long, LONG time. I loved it.

Thanks dingo baby for the movie recommendation. I have been thinking about Red for a while, but now I am definitely going to rent it or "movie on demand" it now!

Is this the one by Bruce Willis? I wanted to watch it in the cinema but missed it!
Guess I'll rent the DVD too! Thanks!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: dingo baby on February 13, 2011, 10:37:11 pm
My hubby rented RED yesterday, and we watched it last night. I haven't enjoyed a movie more in a long, LONG time. I loved it.

Thanks dingo baby for the movie recommendation. I have been thinking about Red for a while, but now I am definitely going to rent it or "movie on demand" it now!

Is this the one by Bruce Willis? I wanted to watch it in the cinema but missed it!
Guess I'll rent the DVD too! Thanks!

I hope you like it. If you have seen and liked Bandits than I think you will also like RED
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on February 14, 2011, 10:34:29 am
Just got back from the movies..
Loved "Just Go With It" starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston.

Love love it... been a while since I enjoyed Adam's movie.. thought this is really good.

Jennifer Aniston... don't really like her.. but in this movie.. she is amazing!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on February 14, 2011, 07:40:10 pm
I saw Red.  It was okay but I didn't really find parts of it realistic...like the retiree and the gorgeous twenty-something girlfriend.  Yeah right!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: oreoparris on February 15, 2011, 06:56:00 pm
I saw Red.  It was okay but I didn't really find parts of it realistic...like the retiree and the gorgeous twenty-something girlfriend.  Yeah right!

I actually really liked RED.  You have to suspend reality with that type of movie, but I am a big fan of Bruce Willis and I thought the movie was funnier than I was expecting.  Plus I was in the mood for a movie with lots of guns, shooting, and explosions so it fit the bill.

For Valentine's Day, my friends and I rented Letters to Julliet.  It jhad a little cheese factor going, but was pretty good.  Not as good as Under the Tuscan Sun, which is one of my all time fav movies.  I have been to Tuscany and the Amalfi coastline, so I love seeing places in movies that I have actually been to.  Its such a kick.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: dingo baby on February 15, 2011, 10:15:02 pm
I saw Red.  It was okay but I didn't really find parts of it realistic...like the retiree and the gorgeous twenty-something girlfriend.  Yeah right!

I actually really liked RED.  You have to suspend reality with that type of movie, but I am a big fan of Bruce Willis and I thought the movie was funnier than I was expecting.  Plus I was in the mood for a movie with lots of guns, shooting, and explosions so it fit the bill.


Ah, I'm sorry Sylvia. But you are right--many parts are unrealistic.....like Bruce Willis walking out of a moving vehicle......but that's what I found fun.

As for the "gorgeous twenty-something girlfriend" I totally didn't see her as twenty-something. I mean, Mary-Louise Parker is 47. I remember thinking "Wow, it's nice that they don't try to pair him up with some bimbo straight out of High School or College."
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Yala on February 16, 2011, 03:02:57 am
Just noticed that Hoodwinked too is going to be out soonish! :D
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Argantel on February 16, 2011, 05:28:23 am
I found the trailer for Hoodwinked too, but i also found the one for Gnomeo and Juliet. Now I'm laughing tears.  RoFl RoFl It's Romeo and Juliet in... garden gnomes. RoFl
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: SylviaSybil on February 16, 2011, 06:44:13 pm
About RED, realistic isn't really the word I want (like Bruce stepping out of the car? <32 it!), but more like...respectful?  That's not right either.  Like, if you tell me your heroine can jump twenty feet high and shoot the bullseye every time, I'll suspend my disbelief for that.  If you tell me that your heroine kicks ass in high heels and pearls and never so much as chips her perfectly manicured nails, I'll call BS.  Real women can't do that.  I mean, they can't do either, but one seems plausible so it bugs me when movies present it as possible.  I guess?  I can't explain myself.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on March 19, 2011, 11:16:25 am
Recently watched the DVD of "The girl with the dragon tattoo", "The girl who played with fire" and "The girl who kicked the hornet's nest".

I liked it though the ending is a "huh?" Moment for me.. I might pick up the books to read too.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Viki on March 21, 2011, 04:52:41 am
watched The King's Speech.
I love this movie! Not only it was fun to see how the doctor trained the king, but also touched by the friendship between them. :)
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: mrsj on March 21, 2011, 11:12:11 pm
I love RED!
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: dingo baby on March 22, 2011, 12:47:06 am
watched The King's Speech.
I love this movie! Not only it was fun to see how the doctor trained the king, but also touched by the friendship between them. :)


I wanna see The King's Speech just to see Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy on screen together again. *grin*
Ok, so that's not the ONLY reason, but I have to admit that once I heard both were in this film my interest deepened.
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: Libby13 on March 22, 2011, 04:32:32 am
watched The King's Speech.
I love this movie! Not only it was fun to see how the doctor trained the king, but also touched by the friendship between them. :)


I wanna see The King's Speech just to see Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy on screen together again. *grin*
Ok, so that's not the ONLY reason, but I have to admit that once I heard both were in this film my interest deepened.

Seriously Jennifer Ehle is in the Kings Speech?! I've preordered it as I never got to watch it at the cinema so I'm going to have to look out for her
Title: Re: The MOVIES thread
Post by: fanneyjack on May 13, 2014, 02:36:45 pm
My favourite movie is titanic because its a real story ,the architecture of the ship is so good,its ever green movie ,we can feel their pain ,we can see how the people lost their relations in ship accident and the love story is beautiful..