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2012-11-20 12:24:01 PM  

thecpt: 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.


RT doesn't actually rate anything. They're a movie critic aggregator site (though sometimes they stretch the definition of critic to "random jackhole who either has a blog or comments on a website about movies").

90% in this case means 90% of the critical reviews that they've polled have a positive opinion on the film.
 
2012-11-20 12:33:11 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: It's the most inaccurate pile of sh*t ever.


It might be inaccurate. I haven't seen anything listing it's inaccuracies, but to the majority of the public that hasn't served in the military it's an easy concept to grasp and gets down to the nitty gritty pretty quickly. Wouldn't call it a pile of shiat even if could call it out.
 
2012-11-20 12:35:12 PM  

thecpt: It might be inaccurate. I haven't seen anything listing it's inaccuracies, but to the majority of the public that hasn't served in the military it's an easy concept to grasp and gets down to the nitty gritty pretty quickly. Wouldn't call it a pile of shiat even if could call it out.


Well when you use inaccuracies to fabricate drama, that's just dumb
 
2012-11-20 12:38:36 PM  
Yup, still don't care about any of them except for the Hobbit.

/going to see it at the Cinerama
 
2012-11-20 12:39:20 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: thecpt: It might be inaccurate. I haven't seen anything listing it's inaccuracies, but to the majority of the public that hasn't served in the military it's an easy concept to grasp and gets down to the nitty gritty pretty quickly. Wouldn't call it a pile of shiat even if could call it out.

Well when you use inaccuracies to fabricate drama, that's just dumb


So, you must hate every movie ever.

/Yes, even documenaries
//ok, so maybe Wings wouldn't count
 
2012-11-20 12:39:54 PM  

buck1138: So kinda like Danny Devito?


Kind of, but with more muscle then fat...
 
2012-11-20 12:41:31 PM  
1) 'Silver Linings Playbook'- Thank god my wife hates chick flicks almost as much as I do.
2) 'Life of Pi'- I kind of liked the book, seems like a rental not a "I'll pay $30 for the privilege"
3) 'Red Dawn'- One of those movies you can't remake. Plus, changing from Chinese to Norks...no-balls move.
4) 'Rise of the Guardians'- Going with a large group right after Thanksgiving dinner.
5) 'Hitchcock' - I'm always interested in this type of movie, but again, it doesn't need theater prices. Redbox or Netflix
6) 'Killing Them Softly' - Eh, seen plenty of this type of movie. If I'm bored one Saturday, I might check it out
7) 'Playing for Keeps'- See 'Silver Linings Playbook'
8) 'Hyde Park on Hudson'- Redbox
9) 'Stand Up Guys'- This one is a coin flip. Maybe a "walk into the show after/before the Hobbit, so I can see it for free"
10) 'The Hobbit' - Already have my tickets bought for the IMAX 3-D show. I've been looking forward to this since I was 8, and my mom and I read the story one chapter at a time. Finally a big budget, well done Hobbit movie.
11) 'The Guilt Trip'- I'd rather be beaten with a stick
12) 'Monsters, Inc 3D' - I'm not interested, but my wife is super excited to be taking our 7 year old niece while we're visiting family at Christmas
13) 'Zero Dark Thirty' - I fought in that war, I feel like I can avoid movies about it, thanks.
14) 'On the Road'- Never heard of it, sounds stupid
15) 'Jack Reacher' - Way to rape the books asshats. Fark you midget Cruise
16) 'This Is 40' - Didn't like 'Knocked Up', can't see liking this.
17) 'Django Unchained'- Tarantino just keeps going down hill for me. I'm not sure if that's because he's getting worse, or I'm getting older. Pass
18) 'Les Miserables'- The only reason my wife isn't dragging me to this on Christmas day is because we have 3 Christmases to go to, and we just don't have time. So, I'll be there on the 26th
19) 'Parental Guidance'- I'm not sure I could stomach that much stupid crammed into one movie
20) 'Promised Land'- Maybe if it comes out on Netflix streaming, otherwise, no
21) 'Quartet'- Umm, not only no, but hell no.
 
2012-11-20 12:41:58 PM  
I'm mostly looking forward to Django, the rest can wait.
 
2012-11-20 12:44:16 PM  

buck1138: So, you must hate every movie ever.

/Yes, even documenaries
//ok, so maybe Wings wouldn't count


Pretty much

It's a tough life but someone has to do it
 
2012-11-20 12:44:43 PM  

thecpt: Tat'dGreaser: It's the most inaccurate pile of sh*t ever.

It might be inaccurate. I haven't seen anything listing it's inaccuracies, but to the majority of the public that hasn't served in the military it's an easy concept to grasp and gets down to the nitty gritty pretty quickly. Wouldn't call it a pile of shiat even if could call it out.


the problem for me was the film goes from meh ok to downright retarded at the end

/its like they got the guy who is a cerified as having spent a decade in the marine 'core'
 
2012-11-20 12:45:48 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: thecpt: It might be inaccurate. I haven't seen anything listing it's inaccuracies, but to the majority of the public that hasn't served in the military it's an easy concept to grasp and gets down to the nitty gritty pretty quickly. Wouldn't call it a pile of shiat even if could call it out.

Well when you use inaccuracies to fabricate drama, that's just dumb


The audience can't tell it's wrong. They aren't unbelievable given that most people only know that our military is over there, and doesn't know how a military's occupational bomb squad operates.

I agree with you that movies shouldn't do that for drama, but everything had consistency and to someone who approaches it with only common sense it didn't feel like fabricated drama based solely on ridiculous premises.
 
2012-11-20 12:46:50 PM  
Hobbit, Guardians and Django for me.

/I want to see Hitchock, but I don't think it will show in my country...
 
2012-11-20 12:46:55 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: Pretty much

It's a tough life but someone has to do it


I don't believe that. Why would you watch them?
 
2012-11-20 12:48:06 PM  

thecpt: Tat'dGreaser: Pretty much

It's a tough life but someone has to do it

I don't believe that. Why would you watch them?


Did we just discover the fark handle for Mr. Skin?
 
2012-11-20 12:50:28 PM  

Mr. Holmes: 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?


Hint, anything North Korean is CGI, it started out as the Chinese, but, we'll show two other numbers

Possible USA movie going population: 314,686,189
Possible Chinese movie going population: 1,344,130,000
Possible North Korean movie going population: 6

The suits wanted expect to make most of their money on international release these days, and they figured Chinese people wouldn't pay to watch their soldiers get their asses kicked. They don't care about North Koreans.
 
2012-11-20 12:51:57 PM  
And that was three other numbers, not two.
 
2012-11-20 12:54:28 PM  
I know I am going to hate myself but I will probably go see On the Road. I liked the book when I read it as a young man so I am very interested to see the treatement... though looking at the trailer and who is in it, yep it is going to suck.
 
2012-11-20 12:55:22 PM  

farbekrieg: the problem for me was the film goes from meh ok to downright retarded at the end

/its like they got the guy who is a cerified as having spent a decade in the marine 'core'


Yea this

thecpt: I don't believe that. Why would you watch them?


I'm a glutton for punishment

buck1138: Did we just discover the fark handle for Mr. Skin?


Can't forget the titties either
 
2012-11-20 12:57:45 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: farbekrieg: the problem for me was the film goes from meh ok to downright retarded at the end

/its like they got the guy who is a cerified as having spent a decade in the marine 'core'

Yea this


I did not understand his sentence. From that you can probably derive who the audience that appreciates this movie is.
 
2012-11-20 01:01:34 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: thecpt: It might be inaccurate. I haven't seen anything listing it's inaccuracies, but to the majority of the public that hasn't served in the military it's an easy concept to grasp and gets down to the nitty gritty pretty quickly. Wouldn't call it a pile of shiat even if could call it out.

Well when you use inaccuracies to fabricate drama, that's just dumb


Seriously, I'll bet George Lucas has never even been in space.
 
2012-11-20 01:02:39 PM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Seriously, I'll bet George Lucas has never even been in space.


Oh come on people! Now you know fiction doesn't count.
 
2012-11-20 01:19:24 PM  
Christmas day Alamo drafthouse double feature already planned: Hobbit 3d 48fps and django
 
2012-11-20 01:19:40 PM  

devildog123: Mr. Holmes: 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?

Hint, anything North Korean is CGI, it started out as the Chinese, but, we'll show two other numbers

Possible USA movie going population: 314,686,189
Possible Chinese movie going population: 1,344,130,000
Possible North Korean movie going population: 6

The suits wanted expect to make most of their money on international release these days, and they figured Chinese people wouldn't pay to watch their soldiers get their asses kicked. They don't care about North Koreans.


China only allows a few international movies released every year in the mainland. I'd be surprised if Red Dawn gets a release date. It might show in Hong Kong but i'd think the Japanese audience who wants to watch China get their butt kicked would offset the Hong Kong numbers.
 
mjg
2012-11-20 01:38:12 PM  
wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net

Just saw a screening of Life of Pi last night.

Yeah, it's that good.
/total eye candy
 
2012-11-20 01:56:03 PM  
Now you See it looks good (No idea is this works
 
2012-11-20 01:56:56 PM  
Apparently not

Link
 
2012-11-20 01:57:44 PM  

Cythraul: brigid_fitch:
The Hobbit--MOST DEFINITELY!

I think most of us are going to agree that The Hobbit is a 'most definitely!'


If I wanted to see another 3 hours of walking I'd just go watch Chris Christie run a marathon
 
2012-11-20 02:01:22 PM  
I already have my tix for The Hobbit opening day (in HFR 3D).

I will also most assuredly be seeing Django Unchained when it opens on Christmas Day. 'No Miss' defined in my book. The trailer they showed before Skyfall only cemented my feelings. WIN.
 
2012-11-20 02:01:26 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Cythraul: brigid_fitch:
The Hobbit--MOST DEFINITELY!

I think most of us are going to agree that The Hobbit is a 'most definitely!'

If I wanted to see another 3 hours of walking I'd just go watch Chris Christie run a marathon10k


a 3 hour marathon would be very impressive.
 
2012-11-20 02:04:54 PM  

Carth: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Cythraul: brigid_fitch:
The Hobbit--MOST DEFINITELY!

I think most of us are going to agree that The Hobbit is a 'most definitely!'

If I wanted to see another 3 hours of walking I'd just go watch Chris Christie run a marathon10k

a 3 hour marathon would be very impressive.


bah you know what I meant. He fat.
 
2012-11-20 02:05:27 PM  
I saw the Jack Reacher trailer at Skyfall, and all I could think of was that awesome FARK headline about "Jack Reacher: Round 2."
 
2012-11-20 02:07:22 PM  

brigid_fitch: Life of Pi--husband wants to see it. Said he read it as a kid (I never heard of it)


How old is your husband? The book was published in 2001.
 
2012-11-20 02:09:37 PM  
scottydoesntknow
Shadow Blasko: CHRIST that is the most script heavy privacy intrusive site I have ever seen.

And you can't even deslide it!


Actually, you can:

deslided

It's a JSON-based slideshow from HuffPo and those usually work.
I'm not sure why it didn't work earlier.
One explanation could be that the deslider got garbage without an HTTP error code when it tried to download the slideshow data for the first time (e.g. an AJAX call returning an empty JSON result instead of an error) .
That garbage result then got cached and so all subsequent attempts failed until the garbage got thrown out.
 
2012-11-20 02:11:11 PM  

Snapper Carr: Really curious to see how Ang Lee handles Life of Pi (and if ambiguous downer ending is left intact).


I'm skipping because that's all I can remember of the book. Or perhaps my recent life events prevents me from seeing it as anything but a downer.

Would love to see how he handles the algae/coral? island though.
 
2012-11-20 02:35:43 PM  
No love for "Perks of Being a Wallflower?" Because Emma Watson.
 
2012-11-20 02:37:24 PM  
Zero Dark Thirty is the one that I really want to see... But I'm so disappointed that it's being directed by that Hurt Locker director. That movie had some tense action scenes, but a very half-baked plot. It seems like ZDT is supposed to be about the decade-long failed manhunt for Osama, then they shoehorned in the Osama killing towards the end because he was killed while the movie was well into production.
 
2012-11-20 03:29:46 PM  
I hope winter 2013 features a movie based on this thread. Working title: "Self-Important Dickheads."
 
2012-11-20 03:41:18 PM  

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.


Actually I just listened to the review on Fresh Air, and sounds pretty good. If you like David O. Russell.
 
kab
2012-11-20 03:49:51 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: If I wanted to see another 3 hours of walking


Hey, that's clever. Did you come up with this all by yourself?
 
2012-11-20 04:19:49 PM  
Jack Reacher:

static.cargurus.com

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scm-l3.technorati.com

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farm2.staticflickr.com

'nuff said
 
2012-11-20 05:03:51 PM  

EyeballKid: I believe its working title was, "Here, Fellas, Look at Jennifer Lawrence's Cleavage to Distract You During This Awful Chick Flick."


cdn.theblemish.com

cdn01.cdn.thesuperficial.com

cdn02.cdn.thesuperficial.com

I'm OK with this
 
2012-11-20 05:11:09 PM  

thecpt: Tat'dGreaser: It's the most inaccurate pile of sh*t ever.

It might be inaccurate. I haven't seen anything listing it's inaccuracies, but to the majority of the public that hasn't served in the military it's an easy concept to grasp and gets down to the nitty gritty pretty quickly. Wouldn't call it a pile of shiat even if could call it out.


I thought the movie had good drama, but the characters were total shiat. They were so cliched that if I were in the services, I'd be insulted that everyone in that movie was portrayed as a drunk, adrenaline junkie, or a guy that punches his commanding officer in the face and contemplates killing him as well. The inaccuracies were baffling as well. From incorrect uniforms to wearing said uniforms incorrectly to walking through Baghdad alone to find some kid (or whatever the hell it was) to the astounding lack of radios, it seemed the director couldn't get anything right. The fact that it was even nominated for Best Picture oughta be criminal, let alone beating out a far superior movie like "Inglorious Basterds."
 
2012-11-20 05:45:57 PM  

wholedamnshow: They were so cliched that if I were in the services, I'd be insulted that everyone in that movie was portrayed as a drunk, adrenaline junkie, or a guy that punches his commanding officer in the face and contemplates killing him as well.


Only one person was really portrayed as an adrenaline junkie and drunk (the other two got drunk once but they were actually uncomfortable about it). The other two hated him and thought (at really only one point) that it was in their best interest to off him. I thought the characters were pretty good but vague.

I don't know anything about the inaccuracies (and my argument is that the general public doesn't either and therefore the story is believable), but I thought the kid thing was another irrational decision by the main character which made sense given his previous decisions... and didn't everyone have radios?

Agreed on IB though. Damn good movie. Thought it was a casualty of the new 10 nominees for best picture because we're incompetent and go for Oscar bait everytime.
 
2012-11-20 06:07:55 PM  
Abe Vigoda's Ghost
I'm OK with this


Protip: removing dimensions from image URLs can sometimes pay off:

#1 (2400x3133 pxels version)

#2 (900x1200)

Well, there was no dimension to remove in the URL of #3, but checking out some HuffPo slideshows earlier, I just happened to find a comparatively lame/tame Jennifer Lawrence slideshow [deslided] with HQ images and the last pic was a different pic of her in the same dress, so..

sort-of-#3 i.huffpost.com (????x3000)
 
2012-11-20 06:31:06 PM  

coco ebert: I can't farking wait for Hitchcock.


Would you say the suspense is killing you?


Abe Vigoda's Ghost: EyeballKid: I believe its working title was, "Here, Fellas, Look at Jennifer Lawrence's Cleavage to Distract You During This Awful Chick Flick."

[cdn.theblemish.com image 600x783]

[cdn01.cdn.thesuperficial.com image 435x580]

[cdn02.cdn.thesuperficial.com image 760x1140]

I'm OK with this


Mmmmm... Jennifer Lawrence... So purty...

*drool*
 
2012-11-20 07:29:08 PM  
I saw a screening of Jack Reacher and enjoyed the hell out of it. I only read one of the books (the one where the villain has hooks for hands) and wasn't in love with it, so ymmv if you are a fan of the writing.
 
2012-11-21 02:19:15 AM  

The Banana Thug: Zero Dark Thirty is the one that I really want to see... But I'm so disappointed that it's being directed by that Hurt Locker director. That movie had some tense action scenes, but a very half-baked plot. It seems like ZDT is supposed to be about the decade-long failed manhunt for Osama, then they shoehorned in the Osama killing towards the end because he was killed while the movie was well into production.


They might as well have just called it "America, Fark Yeah! Night Vision Drone Edition".

Really, why don't the CIA just openly put her on the payroll, already? Are they fooling anyone as this stage?

/Patriotism Porn: It's what Real Americans want for Christmas
//It's sad you're all so immersed in it you literally can't see it
///To the rest of the world it's as obvious as Pravda
 
2012-11-21 04:37:57 AM  
huh. i thought "rise of the guardians" was going to be a sequel to "legend of the guardians." you'd think they would change the title to something more original, since its so similar to another animated kids film from just a couple years ago.
 
2012-11-21 08:22:02 AM  

buck1138: 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?


Or Tom Cruise?

/Jack Reacher?? REALLY???
 
2012-11-21 11:19:21 AM  
Django only for me. I get the feeling Hobbit is going to be a huge letdown.
 
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