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Post  whatthedeuce on Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:13 am

blixie, you've just reminded me that I never got around to watching the Clash of the Titans remake. It looked godawful, and I doubt there was a cute mechanical owl in it, but I wanted to see it anyway. I must not let the opportunity for hammy, scenery-chewing Greeks pass me by again. Immortals, I am ready for you!

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Post  naughty zoot on Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:42 pm

I hate my husband. Now and possibly for all time for making us see The Immortals last night. I was completely speechless after it was over. I still don't really have the words to describe how idiotic and stupid and horrible it was. We both burst out laughing at the first shot of the gods and their head gear/headdresses/what the hell ever it was they had on their heads. Beyond the unintended laughs it was complete death/torture porn.
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Post  Putli Bai on Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:03 pm

Ima still goin'! It cannot possibly be worse than The Three Musketeers.
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Post  Cutebutpsycho on Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:03 pm

Dude. We're going tonight for our date night. I know it's going to be crap, but the way his eyes lit up when he saw the trailer -- I couldn't deny him (I mean, he doesn't go out to movies much). And we're doing it in 3D!

If it's really crappy, I might have to pull a Broadway Bro'down on him.
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Re: Now Playing At a Theater Near You

Post  Kiran on Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:26 pm

Just stare at the hot men and their cut abs.
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Post  Putli Bai on Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:59 pm

So yeah, The Immortals was not good. Not nearly as bad as The Three Musketeers, but not as good as Clash of the Titans. Which was also not good.

Early on, I decided the gods reminded me of the Cullens from Twilight, so every time they appeared, the little voice in my head was all, "Hey, Sparklepires!"

eta: oh dear god, I just checked Rotten Tomatoes for reviews, and found out Kellan Lutz, good ol' Emmett Cullen, played Poseidon. No wonder I was thinking Sparklepires!


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Re: Now Playing At a Theater Near You

Post  whatthedeuce on Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:15 pm

Well, so much for seeing Immortals then! I expected it to be bad, but between what I've read here and over at LJ, that movie sounds worse than it has any right to be, what with everyone's low expectations and all.

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Post  Cutebutpsycho on Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:36 am

I just saw Immortals in 3d. And wow. It was a movie. On film. I have learned a few things:

1) I didn't know that Greek Gods were fans of American Apparel's gold lame line.

2)
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IT'S NOT A MINOTAUR IF IT'S A DUDE WEARING A BULL HAT.

3) The opening scenes had me giggling at the kinkiest Foosball team ever.

4) And the end? My husband thought there was fanservice with the upskirt shot. Me: "No. If it was fanservice, it would've been Henry Cavill with the skirt, no undies and better lighting."

5) You know how it's a magic bow? BECAUSE IT'S BEDAZZLED!

I am satisfied with what I saw. Maybe it's that I dug a trench and put my expectations somewhere in the Earth's crust. I couldn't stop laughing at bits throughout the movie and how they dragged out old tropes about virginal oracles and the like. I also love that apparently everyone in Greece lives in carved cliffs and there's salt mines randomly placed everywhere.

It's also very, very pretty with the lighting and set design. But I can see how it's not someone's cuppa tea.
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Post  TiffanyNichelle on Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:07 am

I have to chime in on Immortals being awful. It would be a fun movie to see really really drunk. I kept asking my friend why everything had glitter on it? Or why did the Greek Gods look like they were going to do a 70s porn parody of the movie? And we all laughed at how
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Frieda Pinto's eye makeup didn't wash off when she was washing off all that oil.
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Post  Cutebutpsycho on Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:14 pm

Spoiler:
I'm not sure that was oil. It washed off way too easily with only water. We were speculating it was the Hershey Chocolate Syrup Sea and not the Black Sea.
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Post  Corellderaan on Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:06 am

Just went and saw a preview screening of Tintin and I really enjoyed that. I was a bit dubious about the motion capture going in, but overall it was fantastic and the characters were quite expressive (as opposed to Polar Express creepy). The script was funny and there were some awesome action pieces.

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The sequence in Morocco was particularly awesome.

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Post  Red Wolf on Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:30 am

I can barely make it through the Tintin trailer. The idea of watching the whole movie sets my teeth on edge.

And I'm terribly sad that Immortals is bad. The trailer for that looks so awesome.

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Re: Now Playing At a Theater Near You

Post  Instant Monkeys on Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:11 pm

Re: the Adam Sandler discussion from the "Upcoming Movies" thread: A Salon article about his weird film choices (titled "The Tragedy of Adam Sandler," so you get the gist).

Included is the info that Jack and Jill's current RottenTomatoes rating is 3%. Yikes.
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Post  Jessica on Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:19 pm

If you're looking for a laugh, read some of those linked reviews of Jack and Jill. They are BRUTAL. Like, possibly some of the most brutal reviews ever. And therefore, very entertaining.
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Re: Now Playing At a Theater Near You

Post  jcpdiesel21 on Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:43 am

Has anyone else seen Martha Marcy May Marlene (or, as I have been calling it, MMMM)? I saw it yesterday and the performances are strong across the board, particularly Elizabeth Olsen's, and the movie has unsettling and creepy feel. But I'm really not sure what to make of it as a whole and was incredibly frustrated by the ending.
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Post  mrinsouciance on Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:45 pm

We saw The Descendents yesterday. I'd be interested to hear what others thought of it.

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Re: Now Playing At a Theater Near You

Post  jcpdiesel21 on Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:42 pm

I desperately would love to see The Descendants, but it is taking FOREVER to come to my area.
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Post  Gallifrey Girl on Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:20 am

Received a DVD screener today for Young Adult. Hadn't heard much about it, but looked forward to watching it as I liked Juno. Was kinda disappointed. Charlize was great, but it's a very unsympathetic role. Patton Oswalt was really good, as was the music.

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Post  mokey75 on Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:16 am

Gallifrey Girl wrote:Received a DVD screener today for Young Adult. Hadn't heard much about it, but looked forward to watching it as I liked Juno. Was kinda disappointed. Charlize was great, but it's a very unsympathetic role. Patton Oswalt was really good, as was the music.
Were you disappointed because it wasn't anything like Juno? Because I haaaated that movie, and I want to see this one. The only thing stopping me is Fear of Juno, heh.
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Post  Gallifrey Girl on Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:36 pm

No, I don't think that was the reason, though it didn't remind me of Juno at all. While YA had a few chuckles, I think I didn't like it because it was kinda depressing and took a while to get going. I went online after and it seemed to get some good reviews. The acting was definitely really good. (But, the new Mini Coopers come with cassette decks?! Is that some retro thing, or just in this movie?!)

There was also a credit at the end for Go Fug Yourself, but I must've missed seeing it!

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Post  jcpdiesel21 on Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:33 am

I saw The Descendants today and LOOOOOOVED it. Along with Drive it's one of the best movies I've seen this year. I thought the movie was a nice blend of drama and humor, and it occasionally had a Little Miss Sunshine quirky vibe. I loved how the personal and professional storylines intersected halfway through the movie, and the scenery of Hawaii throughout was spectacular.
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Post  mrinsouciance on Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:08 am

We both liked it as well, and for much the same reasons you expressed. I thought both Clooney and the oldest daughter did a good job. Plus the kid who played her doofus "boyfriend" was also good, and ended up surprisingly endearing by the end of the film.

We've been talking about seeing Drive but it's almost out of the theaters around here at this point, and we have little free time right now. We did manage to see Hugo in 3D this morning; overall I liked it but I'm still trying determine just how much.

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Post  biakbiak on Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:15 am

I loved how the personal and professional storylines intersected halfway through the movie,

This is actually the part that made me not completely buy the movie. I loved the performances, I loved the scenery but I just didn't buy the notion that:

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Matt King would not know the name of Matthew Speer given how every other cousin knew him and his role in the what would happen after the land was sold. I could see if he was late addition to the deal but Matt was presented as a workaholic who was also very knowledgeable about the deal and his decision.

I loved the scene with George and Judy in the hotel room at the end.

That said I really loved the rest of the movie. My aunt's family are Haole for generations and now my uncle and cousin and I thought it touched on that in a way that was more realistic than more films set in Hawaii (ie it didn't involve a big fight on the beach over waves or women!)
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Post  queenofdenile on Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:20 pm

I saw We Need to Talk About Kevin with my boyfriend and we both loved it. He hadn't read the book before, but I did, and comparing the two was really interesting. The movie uses many, many scenes that are heavy with imagery and symbolism, and many scenes that have very little dialogue. It's a stark contrast to the very wordy book that details every argument between the main characters and chronicles every one of Eva's thoughts. In the end, though, the movie was just as unsettling, disturbing, and heartbreaking as the book, and all the performances were great.

My only criticism - and I think I might have felt this way even if I hadn't read the book first - is that a few of the scenes seemed a little too short, and there are a few too many scenes where Kevin says something disturbing, and then we suddenly switch to a different scene before seeing the other characters' reactions to him. I feel like there were three or four scenes that could have used just a few more sentences of dialogue.

Anyway, we had a really neat surprise because at the end of the movie, Jasper Newell (little Kevin) and Ezra Miller (teenage Kevin) came out to do a Q&A with the audience! Jasper Newell is really cute, mentioning that he loved "Tilda" and had a list of favorite actors he wanted to meet, and how he got to cross "John C." off the list because they've worked together now. Ezra Miller is a very smart, thoughtful young actor, and he mentioned that he purposely didn't read the book because he didn't want the narrative of Eva's perspective to affect the way he approached the character.
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Post  alexdegenhardt on Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:33 am

I saw In Time with a friend two days ago. What I liked most about the movie was the concept of time as currency. I thought that was really interesting. The story was meh. A couple of times it was really obvious what was going to happen, like when
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Olivia Wilde's character (playing Justin Timberlake's Mom) was literally running out of time and dropped in his arms, dead. Or that the suicidal guy played by Matt Bomer was going to give JT most of his time.
In the latter parts it devolved more into Bonnie & Clyde. And from a practical standpoint, it seems highly unlikely that Amanda Seyfried's character would spend the whole movie wearing super high, super thin heels. 'Cause we all know how great these shoes are for walking, let alone running *eyeroll*.
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