Seen any good movies? Or bad ones?

lisapennie

does judge
I'm looking forward to Sucker Punch, X-Men: First Class (I love me some James McAvoy), Captain America, Cowboys & Aliens (Daniel Craig! Squee!), and the new Muppets movie. I'm also looking forward to Cars 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, HP 7:2, Winnie the Pooh, and Hop - but not really in the same intense geek out kind of way.

Oh - and I'm obviously looking forward to the next Batman movie, the next Star Trek movie, and the next James Bond movie - not that any of them are actually filming yet.
 

josh

Administrator
Staff member
Didn't like Social Network huh? It's weird how people can have such differing opinions about the same exact thing.

"Mars Needs Moms" doesn't look good to me at all, but maybe it will be? Then next year Pixar is doing a Mars movie? I ended up seeing Tron Legacy in 3D and it was visually very cool. Not sure how it will turn out on Blu-ray/DVD. Hopefully people won't notice what they characters are saying or why they're doing what they're doing.
 

lisapennie

does judge
"Mars Needs Moms" doesn't look good to me at all, but maybe it will be? Then next year Pixar is doing a Mars movie? I ended up seeing Tron Legacy in 3D and it was visually very cool. Not sure how it will turn out on Blu-ray/DVD. Hopefully people won't notice what they characters are saying or why they're doing what they're doing.
I agree - no interest in Mars Needs Moms. One of the advantages of not having kids is that I don't have any reason why I have to see it, so I likely won't.

So Tron is like Star Wars 1, 2, and 3, huh? They looked pretty, but the dialogue was painful, as was the acting, and the script had huge holes of logic.
 

Brandie

Will work for Dole Whips.
Just got back from Rango. My kids said they enjoyed it but I was pretty excited when it was over.
 

bdlily

will return when the custom user titles improve
I watched Unstoppable last night. That was INTENSE. I really enjoyed The King's Speech. They're releasing a PG-13 version in theaters. I see what Josh was saying about it seeming like it was made for awards season but maybe that's the mark of a good movie? I found it touching and inspiring- Colin Firth was amazing.

I liked Social Network a lot too but would prefer to watch it on Clearplay with some of the "background" stuff and the bathroom scene being uncomfortable for me to watch.

I'm looking forward to 127 Hours but again will probably watch that on Clearplay. I know the story so I'm aware of what happens and that is something I just don't want to watch. It was filmed out here in Utah and some of my friends were extras. I don't know how because it seems like it's a one-man show but apparently there were other people in that movie.

We too saw Gnomeo and Juliet and I fell asleep. Granted I had just taken a muscle relaxant but it was a pretty lame attempt. There were a few funny moments where they threw in some Shakespeare lines from other plays. I liked that but a lot of the audience (under 12) didn't seem to catch on. Surprise. I kept wishing I was watching James McAvoy and Emily Blunt in person rather than as cartoon gnomes.

Lisa- the original True Grit bares very little resemblance to the Coen brothers version. I immensely enjoyed the new one and thought Hailee Steinfeld should absolutely have won Best Supporting Actress but I haven't seen The Fighter yet so I can't compare her to the winning performance. Jeff Bridges was delightful to watch and I thought the pacing was good for a Western. There is one scene that shocked me and it's not especially gory, it's just unexpected and really elicits a gut reaction. Great film.

Did anyone see The Adjustment Bureau this week? I've been looking forward to that one and Source Code. I like Matrix-y and Inception-like plots. Keeps you on your toes. I'm REALLY looking forward to HP7 part 2 and the new Batman. I think Christopher Nolan is a genius. Hoping to see Rango soon too. But that Little Red Riding Hood movie looks like the worst movie made in this or any decade. Also wanting to see: Lincoln Lawyer, Water for Elephants, Soul Surfer, First Class, Super 8, Cars 2 and POTC 4. I like movies:RpS_rolleyes:
 

josh

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Staff member
I get to see the Tangled Blu-ray today :RpS_flapper::tape:

He should have just done his big speech with headphones on. Would have been much easier LOL
 

bdlily

will return when the custom user titles improve
Oh, you booger! I am so jealous. It doesn't come out for us peasants until March 29 or something like that. BUT, it is just in time for us to buy and let the kids watch it OVER and OVER on the drive to Cali for Spring Break.
 

lisapennie

does judge
I watched Unstoppable last night. That was INTENSE. I really enjoyed The King's Speech. They're releasing a PG-13 version in theaters. I see what Josh was saying about it seeming like it was made for awards season but maybe that's the mark of a good movie? I found it touching and inspiring- Colin Firth was amazing.

I liked Social Network a lot too but would prefer to watch it on Clearplay with some of the "background" stuff and the bathroom scene being uncomfortable for me to watch.

I'm looking forward to 127 Hours but again will probably watch that on Clearplay. I know the story so I'm aware of what happens and that is something I just don't want to watch. It was filmed out here in Utah and some of my friends were extras. I don't know how because it seems like it's a one-man show but apparently there were other people in that movie.

We too saw Gnomeo and Juliet and I fell asleep. Granted I had just taken a muscle relaxant but it was a pretty lame attempt. There were a few funny moments where they threw in some Shakespeare lines from other plays. I liked that but a lot of the audience (under 12) didn't seem to catch on. Surprise. I kept wishing I was watching James McAvoy and Emily Blunt in person rather than as cartoon gnomes.

Lisa- the original True Grit bares very little resemblance to the Coen brothers version. I immensely enjoyed the new one and thought Hailee Steinfeld should absolutely have won Best Supporting Actress but I haven't seen The Fighter yet so I can't compare her to the winning performance. Jeff Bridges was delightful to watch and I thought the pacing was good for a Western. There is one scene that shocked me and it's not especially gory, it's just unexpected and really elicits a gut reaction. Great film.

Did anyone see The Adjustment Bureau this week? I've been looking forward to that one and Source Code. I like Matrix-y and Inception-like plots. Keeps you on your toes. I'm REALLY looking forward to HP7 part 2 and the new Batman. I think Christopher Nolan is a genius. Hoping to see Rango soon too. But that Little Red Riding Hood movie looks like the worst movie made in this or any decade. Also wanting to see: Lincoln Lawyer, Water for Elephants, Soul Surfer, First Class, Super 8, Cars 2 and POTC 4. I like movies:RpS_rolleyes:
Okay - so I had to look up what Clearplay was (can you tell we are so not a house with children?). Interesting concept - not my personal thing, as I'm big on seeing the film as the director intended it, but I also have a cast iron stomach and I'm pretty liberal as far as sex in movies goes as long as it fits the plot.

Good to know about Gnomeo and Juliet - I really wanted to see it (I like garden gnomes, and I'm a former English major, so Shakespeare is a big thing). I think we'll wait to get it from the Blockbuster Express box (like Redbox, but from Blockbuster). I think I'm going to give True Grit a shot on DVD - I like the cast enough that it's worth it, and I really do like westerns (though not John Wayne - I am very much a Clint Eastwood kinda girl).

Which Little Red Riding Hood movie are you talking about - the live action one or the cartoon one? The live action one looks intriguing, but I've also done a lot of scholarly work and teaching of fairy tales, so I find the more adult concept rather interesting, as it might run closer to the feel of the originals, even if it isn't following them in plot. The cartoon one has some of the worst looking animation I've ever seen - it's just ugly. And at some point, if it's not aesthetically pleasing, I can't accept it.
 

josh

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I had to "Google" Clearplay too. It sounds like a good idea. It's surprising how much "sex and violence" is on tv/movies these days. I think Gnomeo might be suicide-inducing for you. They really "butcher" the plot although I guess it is still sort of like the story. Luckily I had Fandango codes for it. I can't imagine paying the $14 per person for it.
 

lisapennie

does judge
We never pay that much for movies - both of the big theatres by our house do cheap tickets in the mornings on the weekend - $5 at one and $6 at the other - and they also do cheap tickets M-Th, so there's really no reason to pay full price here. I like good adaptations of Shakespeare - 10 Things I Hate About You is a perfect example - but the bad ones tend to go between laughably awful and kill me now bad, so the DVD option is really the best way to go. That way if I have to turn it off, I won't feel bad.

Oh, and as far as sex and violence goes - it's relative. In the late 80's/early 90's a ridiculous number of movies had soft core sex scenes so they could get the R rating. That fell off when the big push for carding started in the mid/late 90's. Violence is also relative - there's a lot, but I don't think it's really much worse than it was before. The only difference is it's a bit more realistic now, and less cartoon-like. I'm not sure if that's a good or a bad thing. In some ways I think showing realistic violence might be better as it highlights consequences, but it also desensitizes people to it.
 

vicki_c

THE RULES!!!
My big movie for the weekend was Hot Tub Time Machine - as I said on FB - only redeeming qualities to me were John Cusack, the soundtrack, and the last 10 minutes of the movie. Oh well - I wasn't expecting anything great, so I was not disappointed. I looked at it more as something to do (that is one you would definitely want to do the Clearplay thing on - I didn't know what it was either). But I fall more in line with Lisa - I watch them as they were made or if something really bothers me (which would mostly be violence with knives), I just leave the room or avert my eyes until DH says its over.
 

4mickeyfreax

the bank says yes
if something really bothers me (which would mostly be violence with knives), I just leave the room or avert my eyes until DH says its over.
yeah, what is it about that?! I have a really tough time watching most violence, but knives:fencing: take the cake. that somehow sounds weird
 

lisapennie

does judge
yeah, what is it about that?! I have a really tough time watching most violence, but knives:fencing: take the cake. that somehow sounds weird
Most people have no idea what it feels like to be shot - but most of us have cut ourselves with a knife at some point in time. That means we're very aware of how much even a minor knife wound hurts, which translates to a greater understanding of the pain someone in a knife fight/stabbed to death might be going through.
 

famouschinesecontroller

known as jane elsewhere, but her friends call her
Took a bunch of teenagers to the Justin Bieber movie on Friday. It was actually pretty entertaining. The added advantage is I don't ever need to pay to go to one of his concerts, because I've already been to one.
 

Thadine

loves surprises, but not very good at them
Saw two movies this weekend.
Just go with it :RpS_thumbsup::RpS_thumbsup:
and
Big Momma's house :RpS_thumbdn::RpS_thumbdn:
 

joy4tigger

Certified Disney Addict. No Really, She Has The P
I'm looking forward to the next Pirates movie (I am a sick puppy as I've watched the Pirates 1,2,3 over & over), HP7.2, Cars2 and, strangely, African Cats.
 

jillyb

unsure of the release date for the dumbo anniversa
I'm looking forward to the next Pirates movie (I am a sick puppy as I've watched the Pirates 1,2,3 over & over), HP7.2, Cars2 and, strangely, African Cats.
I'm looking forward to the next Pirates movie too! As an added bonus, it opens the day before my birthday. Happy birthday to me!! LOL

African Cats looks pretty good too!
 

jillyb

unsure of the release date for the dumbo anniversa
"mars needs moms" wasn't great :RpS_bored:

maybe two stars out of five
Thanks Josh. I haven't been too impressed with the previews so glad to hear it was as bad as it looks. LOL
 
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