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2012-11-20 09:38:04 AM  
CHRIST that is the most script heavy privacy intrusive site I have ever seen.
 
2012-11-20 09:42:29 AM  
1) 'Silver Linings Playbook'
2) 'Life of Pi'
3) 'Red Dawn'
4) 'Rise of the Guardians'
5) 'Hitchcock'
6) 'Killing Them Softly'
7) 'Playing for Keeps'
8) 'Hyde Park on Hudson'
9) 'Stand Up Guys'
10) 'The Hobbit'
11) 'The Guilt Trip'
12) 'Monsters, Inc 3D'
13) 'Zero Dark Thirty'
14) 'On the Road'
15) 'Jack Reacher'
16) 'This Is 40'
17) 'Django Unchained'
18) 'Les Miserables'
19) 'Parental Guidance'
20) 'Promised Land'
21) 'Quartet'
 
2012-11-20 09:45:06 AM  

Shadow Blasko: CHRIST that is the most script heavy privacy intrusive site I have ever seen.


And you can't even deslide it! Terrible site

Silver Lining Playbook
Life of Pi
Red Dawn
Rise of the Guardians
hiatchcock
Killing Them Softly
Playing For Keeps
Hyde Park on Hudson
Stand Up Guys
The Hobbit
The Guilt Trip
Monsters Inc. 3D
Zero Dark Thirty
On the Road
Jack Reacher
This is 40
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Parental Guidance
Promised Land
Quartet


Only ones I care about are 'The Hobbit' and 'Rise of the Guardians'. Either haven't heard of, or don't care about, the rest of them.
 
2012-11-20 09:47:45 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Only ones I care about are 'The Hobbit' and 'Rise of the Guardians'. Either haven't heard of, or don't care about, the rest of them.


Hobbit, Guardians, and Les Mis for me.
 
2012-11-20 09:48:17 AM  
Yes list:
 
2) 'Life of Pi'
10) 'The Hobbit'

 
No list:
 
3) 'Red Dawn'
12) 'Monsters, Inc 3D'
18) 'Les Miserables'

   
Never heard of it list:
 
1) 'Silver Linings Playbook'
4) 'Rise of the Guardians'
5) 'Hitchcock'
6) 'Killing Them Softly'
7) 'Playing for Keeps'
8) 'Hyde Park on Hudson'
9) 'Stand Up Guys'
11) 'The Guilt Trip'
13) 'Zero Dark Thirty'
14) 'On the Road'
15) 'Jack Reacher'
16) 'This Is 40'
17) 'Django Unchained'
19) 'Parental Guidance'
20) 'Promised Land'
21) 'Quartet'
 
2012-11-20 09:53:30 AM  
 
2012-11-20 09:54:46 AM  
My opinions:

1) 'Silver Linings Playbook' - No thanks.
2) 'Life of Pi' - Looks weird, like some kind of surreal imagery type deal. Might Redbox it.
3) 'Red Dawn' - fark off.
4) 'Rise of the Guardians' - *shrug* Not really in the mood for kid flicks these days.
5) 'Hitchcock' - I'm actually interested in this one.
6) 'Killing Them Softly' - Hmmm.. I'll pass.
7) 'Playing for Keeps' - Not in the mood for chick flicks.
8) 'Hyde Park on Hudson' - I'm a sucker for period pieces with any kind of remotely accurate historical relevance. Also, Laura Linney, she's awesome. I might Redbox this.
9) 'Stand Up Guys' - No thanks.
10) 'The Hobbit' - YES. YES! YEEEEEEESS! I rarely go to the theater anymore as it is, but I will SO endure a midnight showing for this.
11) 'The Guilt Trip' - Seth Rogen, as cute as he is, his schtick is getting old.
12) 'Monsters, Inc 3D' - I loathe this 3D fad.
13) 'Zero Dark Thirty' - Sounds propaganda-ish.
14) 'On the Road' - No thanks.
15) 'Jack Reacher' - Uhhh, no thanks.
16) 'This Is 40' - Pass.
17) 'Django Unchained' - I like Tarantino. I think I'll redbox this.
18) 'Les Miserables' - Anne Hathaway's performance in the trailer alone makes me want to go to the theater for this.
19) 'Parental Guidance' - No thanks.
20) 'Promised Land' - Pass.
21) 'Quartet' - Maggie Smith would be the main reason why I'd go see this.
 
2012-11-20 09:56:41 AM  

Shadow Blasko: scottydoesntknow: Only ones I care about are 'The Hobbit' and 'Rise of the Guardians'. Either haven't heard of, or don't care about, the rest of them.

Hobbit, Guardians, and Les Mis for me.


I've seen so many different versions of Les Mis I'm over it. BUT I know I'm gonna have to see it since I talked my girlfriend into watching the original Red Dawn last night (I was getting tired of seeing "WOLVERINES!" jokes fly over her head). Now I owe her.
 
2012-11-20 10:27:39 AM  
I can't farking wait for Hitchcock.
 
2012-11-20 10:34:08 AM  
Silver Lining Playbook--Never heard of it
Life of Pi--husband wants to see it. Said he read it as a kid (I never heard of it)
Red Dawn--MAYBE, but only to keep up w/my jingoist, Teabagger brothers
Rise of the Guardians--No
Hitchcock--I only saw the trailer for this last week. Didn't know it was coming out. Hopkins as Hitchcock? Oh, definitely must see.
Killing Them Softly--Never heard of it
Playing For Keeps--Never heard of it
Hyde Park on Hudson--Never heard of it
Stand Up Guys--Never heard of it
The Hobbit--MOST DEFINITELY!
The Guilt Trip--Sounds like a bad romcom. No way
Monsters Inc. 3D--No. Loved it the first time but there's no need to see it in 3D
Zero Dark Thirty--No
On the Road--No
Jack Reacher--No
This is 40--I like Seth Rogen and I end up liking Apatow's movies more than I should. Probably rentable.
Django Unchained--Tarantino, SLJ, and Christoph Waltz? Absolutely!!
Les Miserables--Maybe, but only because I like Anne Hathaway
Parental Guidance--I don't need to watch Billy Crystal try to recapture his "Harry Met Sally" days. Pass.
Promised Land--great cast. Probably rentable
Quartet--Never heard of it
 
2012-11-20 10:36:22 AM  

brigid_fitch:
The Hobbit--MOST DEFINITELY!


I think most of us are going to agree that The Hobbit is a 'most definitely!'
 
2012-11-20 11:25:21 AM  
The only ones that spark my interest are Hitchcock, Django, and (maybe) Killing Them Softly.
 
2012-11-20 11:25:38 AM  

brigid_fitch: Silver Lining Playbook--Never heard of it


I believe its working title was, "Here, Fellas, Look at Jennifer Lawrence's Cleavage to Distract You During This Awful Chick Flick." Truth be told, it was a rather clumsy title.
 
2012-11-20 11:27:33 AM  
Where most commercial releases are concerned, the use of the "must see" phrase in its promotion is an indicator of movie suckage.
 
2012-11-20 11:30:04 AM  
Why did they have to cast non-dwarfs for The Hobbit? Nobody could find 13 decent real dwarf actors? They pulled the same shenanigans with Snow White and The Huntsman.
 
2012-11-20 11:30:06 AM  
Les Miserables and The Hobbit. The rest seems like hogwash...
 
2012-11-20 11:30:34 AM  
I'm very curious about Life of Pi. I haven't decided if I'm going to see it in a theater or not.
 
2012-11-20 11:34:40 AM  

EyeballKid: brigid_fitch: Silver Lining Playbook--Never heard of it

I believe its working title was, "Here, Fellas, Look at Jennifer Lawrence's Cleavage to Distract You During This Awful Chick Flick." Truth be told, it was a rather clumsy title.


i.imgur.com

I'm sorry ... What were you saying?
 
2012-11-20 11:34:45 AM  
There is so much "hell no" on that list. Thanks for all the disappointing cinema.
 
2012-11-20 11:35:18 AM  

CygnusDarius: Les Miserables and The Hobbit. The rest seems like hogwash...


This. If something else gets great reviews I might see that one too.
 
mhd
2012-11-20 11:37:22 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Why did they have to cast non-dwarfs for The Hobbit? Nobody could find 13 decent real dwarf actors? They pulled the same shenanigans with Snow White and The Huntsman.


"Real dwarf actors"?

/Etymology doesn't equal identity, this isn't the new blackface.
 
2012-11-20 11:37:36 AM  

Carth: CygnusDarius: Les Miserables and The Hobbit. The rest seems like hogwash...

This. If something else gets great reviews I might see that one too.


Silver Linings Playbook is over 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.
 
2012-11-20 11:39:06 AM  

mhd: B.L.Z. Bub: Why did they have to cast non-dwarfs for The Hobbit? Nobody could find 13 decent real dwarf actors? They pulled the same shenanigans with Snow White and The Huntsman.

"Real dwarf actors"?

/Etymology doesn't equal identity, this isn't the new blackface.


???
 
2012-11-20 11:40:14 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Why did they have to cast non-dwarfs for The Hobbit? Nobody could find 13 decent real dwarf actors? They pulled the same shenanigans with Snow White and The Huntsman.


Because Tolkien dwarfs aren't the same as "real dwarfs"?

You may as well be asking why they didn't cast real elves to play the elf characters...
 
2012-11-20 11:42:32 AM  

chionophile: Because Tolkien dwarfs aren't the same as "real dwarfs"?


All that matters for the movie's purpose is height and proportionality. I know a lot about Tolkien, but I have must have missed the details on this particular point. Elaborate how they're different, please.
 
2012-11-20 11:43:07 AM  

chionophile: B.L.Z. Bub: Why did they have to cast non-dwarfs for The Hobbit? Nobody could find 13 decent real dwarf actors? They pulled the same shenanigans with Snow White and The Huntsman.

Because Tolkien dwarfs aren't the same as "real dwarfs"?

You may as well be asking why they didn't cast real elves to play the elf characters...


Dwarf actors: Peter Dinklage, Warwick Davis, Tom Criuse, Billy Barty

Elf actors: Orlando Bloom, Taylor Swift
 
2012-11-20 11:46:46 AM  
Apparently there are 20 other "must-see" movies this winter besides The Hobbit. Who knew?
 
2012-11-20 11:48:59 AM  
Silver Lining Playbook--Ridiculously good looking people with serious mental problems, pass
Life of Pi--CGI fest with an important life message, pass
Red Dawn--Fark you
Rise of the Guardians--No kids
hiatchcock--Must see, likely Oscar contender
Killing Them Softly--I'm intrigued, especially with Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) directing
Playing For Keeps--Oh boy, another rom-com starring Leonidas
Hyde Park on Hudson--Bill Murray as FDR? Hmmm, I'll have to see some reviews first
Stand Up Guys--Pacino, Walken, and Arkin, definitely maybe
The Hobbit--Yep
The Guilt Trip--I'm starting to get a little worn out on Seth Rogen, and the trailer I saw this weekend was way too cutesy
Monsters Inc. 3D--Don't care about the 3D
Zero Dark Thirty--Nope
On the Road--I've already seen the good parts
Jack Reacher--The only trailer I've seen of this caused the audience to laugh when the badass it was building up was revealed to be Tom Cruise
This is 40--No way
Django Unchained--The trailer mad it look ridiculously fun
Les Miserables--Already a Les Mis fan, and this looks like an excellent adaptation
Parental Guidance--I'd rather stick a fork in my eye
Promised Land--This looks pretty good. I'm interested to see if Krasinski has the dramatic chops for it
Quartet--I like the cast, but I'm not sure if the premise is enough to keep me interested
 
2012-11-20 11:51:48 AM  
I saw the trailer for Jack Reacher. It looks really bad.
 
2012-11-20 11:53:18 AM  
Definitely: Hobbit, Django
Probably: Hitchcock, Life of Pi
Maybe: Killing Them Softly, On the Road, Hyde Park on Hudson, Les Mis
 
2012-11-20 11:53:42 AM  
Am I the only one excited for Gangster Squad?
 
2012-11-20 11:54:10 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Shadow Blasko: CHRIST that is the most script heavy privacy intrusive site I have ever seen.

And you can't even deslide it! Terrible site

Silver Lining Playbook
Life of Pi
Red Dawn
Rise of the Guardians
hiatchcock
Killing Them Softly
Playing For Keeps
Hyde Park on Hudson
Stand Up Guys
The Hobbit
The Guilt Trip
Monsters Inc. 3D
Zero Dark Thirty
On the Road
Jack Reacher
This is 40
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Parental Guidance
Promised Land
Quartet

Only ones I care about are 'The Hobbit' and 'Rise of the Guardians'. Either haven't heard of, or don't care about, the rest of them.


You're such a film snob, Scotty.

//i totally keed
 
2012-11-20 11:54:13 AM  
Did anybody else look at the title Zero Dark Thirty and imagine a conversation in which one movie producer tells Kathryn Bigelow, "Sorry. It turns out some TV show already used 'Threat Level Midnight' as a title."?
 
2012-11-20 11:55:03 AM  

buck1138: Am I the only one excited for Gangster Squad?


Yes. It looks like L.A. Confidential without all the style (and is pretty much an unofficial prequel of sorts).
 
2012-11-20 11:55:55 AM  

Gunny Highway: I saw the trailer for Jack Reacher. It looks really bad.


I got halfway through the trailer before I realized it wasn't another Mission Impossible film. Even the music sounded like MI.
 
2012-11-20 11:56:00 AM  
I'm contractually obligated to say On the Road, but I don't know if they can pull it off. side note: didn't this trailer first his theaters about a year ago? I swear that trailer is a year old. I could be mistaken.

ordinarily i don't "get" Apatow movies but on the recent Adam Carolla podcast, he (Adam) has had Graham Parker and Apatow on, and the movie just sounds like something I'd like. I don't really care for Graham Parker but I respect him, and the recnet Apatow interview just sounded pretty damn interesting. So that's one I'd probably see in theaters instead of Blu Ray.
 
2012-11-20 11:56:39 AM  

EyeballKid: brigid_fitch: Silver Lining Playbook--Never heard of it

I believe its working title was, "Here, Fellas, Look at Jennifer Lawrence's Cleavage to Distract You During This Awful Chick Flick." Truth be told, it was a rather clumsy title.


Yes, it's getting totally raped by the critics.

Jesus, Farkers are sometimes as bad with their knowledge of movies as your average Yahoo! group.
 
2012-11-20 11:57:45 AM  

Gunny Highway: I saw the trailer for Jack Reacher. It looks really bad.


Really, really bad. Contrived and tired.
 
kab
2012-11-20 11:58:47 AM  
I'd be interested in Quartet and Django Unchained, both of which can wait for home viewing. I'm sure I'll go see the Hobbit, but I'm not quite as enthused about it as I expected to be.
 
2012-11-20 12:00:22 PM  

Summoner101: Carth: CygnusDarius: Les Miserables and The Hobbit. The rest seems like hogwash...

This. If something else gets great reviews I might see that one too.

Silver Linings Playbook is over 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.


A RomCom will need to do better than low 90s for me to see it in theaters. If it keeps that level i'll check it out on dvd.
 
2012-11-20 12:03:54 PM  
A slide show !?!

*Spews poisonous, corrosive spittle directly into Subby's beady, pig-like eyes*

/Daggum, that site sucked. 
//To those of you who de-slided that for the rest of us; you are Gods among insects.
 
2012-11-20 12:06:07 PM  
Really curious to see how Ang Lee handles Life of Pi (and if ambiguous downer ending is left intact).


Other than that, I'm looking foward to The Hobbit, Django and Les Mis
 
2012-11-20 12:15:38 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: chionophile: Because Tolkien dwarfs aren't the same as "real dwarfs"?

All that matters for the movie's purpose is height and proportionality. I know a lot about Tolkien, but I have must have missed the details on this particular point. Elaborate how they're different, please.


While I have no source, Tolkiens dwarves are "shorter and stockier then men". Through D&D and Video Games (which usually reference Tolkien in terms of fantasy) they have been likened to a short, burly biker dude, wider then they are tall, maybe about a foot / foot and a half shorter then humans.
 
2012-11-20 12:16:42 PM  
The lady who did Hurt Locker did Zero Dark Thirty? Yea that's going to suck ass
 
2012-11-20 12:17:52 PM  

Burr: B.L.Z. Bub: chionophile: Because Tolkien dwarfs aren't the same as "real dwarfs"?

All that matters for the movie's purpose is height and proportionality. I know a lot about Tolkien, but I have must have missed the details on this particular point. Elaborate how they're different, please.

While I have no source, Tolkiens dwarves are "shorter and stockier then men". Through D&D and Video Games (which usually reference Tolkien in terms of fantasy) they have been likened to a short, burly biker dude, wider then they are tall, maybe about a foot / foot and a half shorter then humans.


So kinda like Danny Devito?
 
2012-11-20 12:18:51 PM  

Summoner101: Silver Linings Playbook is over 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.


Do people cling to RT's ratings because it's easy to grasp percentages? Their ratings and what constitutes as "good" is whacky as hell. If it's 90%, then is has by far the worst trailers.
 
2012-11-20 12:20:55 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: The lady who did Hurt Locker did Zero Dark Thirty? Yea that's going to suck ass


Why? That's why I want to see it. Hurt Locker is pretty damn riveting.

The first time I watched it I was in a room with multiple people doing school work/internet surfing and before I knew it they were all hovering over my shoulder watching intently and not making a peep.
 
2012-11-20 12:21:41 PM  

thecpt: Why? That's why I want to see it. Hurt Locker is pretty damn riveting.

The first time I watched it I was in a room with multiple people doing school work/internet surfing and before I knew it they were all hovering over my shoulder watching intently and not making a peep.


It's the most inaccurate pile of sh*t ever.
 
2012-11-20 12:22:47 PM  

coeyagi: EyeballKid: brigid_fitch: Silver Lining Playbook--Never heard of it

I believe its working title was, "Here, Fellas, Look at Jennifer Lawrence's Cleavage to Distract You During This Awful Chick Flick." Truth be told, it was a rather clumsy title.

Yes, it's getting totally raped by the critics.

Jesus, Farkers are sometimes as bad with their knowledge of movies as your average Yahoo! group.


You didn't get the memo? "Sympathetic crazy person" is the new "retard" in award bait.
 
2012-11-20 12:23:39 PM  
Here's the thing I don't get about Red Dawn. We're being invaded by North Korea, right? Let's get this straight:

North Korea Population: 24,451,285
USA Population: 314,686,189

How will that fight last for more than 5 minutes? What're they going to do, rent the Chinese Army for the weekend?
 
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