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Itsame
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I kind of wanted to express my interest in Warm Bodies (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1588173) but didn't think it deserved its own thread. I am worried it's going to be very Twilight-esque, but the premise sounds like it could be interesting, and I'm a big fan of Nicholas Hoult.

He started off his career well and continued to improve with Skins before attracting attention in America with A Single Man. I'm glad that he's starting to get mainstream Hollywood success (some of you may recognize him as Beast from the new X-Men movie).

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He was the kid in About a Boy. I love that movie.
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red tails is coming out, i wonder if it is going to be okay or if it is going to be really really lucas
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Trailer looks kind of... Lucasy. Already not a great sign.
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It's been so long since he was in charge of a movie that was not Star Wars. I think I'll go just to see what Lucas does with somebody else's story when he has nobody else telling him what to do.
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I got advanced tickets to go see Red Tails tonight. If you like I can let you know what I think in a very non-spoiler way tomorrow morning.
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quote:
Originally posted by Geraine:
I got advanced tickets to go see Red Tails tonight. If you like I can let you know what I think in a very non-spoiler way tomorrow morning.

I'd like to know what you thought of it.
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I love that Nicholas Hoult is turning into a recognizable star in the US. And in a zombie movie? Based on a book? Oh, I'm so there.

I'm also kind of looking forward to The Woman in Black (Daniel Radcliffe's new movie.) I'm hoping Beauty and the Beast will still be out then so I can double-feature it.

I'm sure a bunch of my friends and I will go hit Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (June 22) since it was filmed just down the road. Alan Tudyk will be a nice bonus.

On a random note, Dogfight (August) sounds interesting. "Two rival South Carolina politicians with presidential aspirations tangle with one another." Starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifanakis, and directed by Jay Roach.

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Has anyone seen the new Underworld? I had no interest in seeing the prequil but now that they went back to original setting I'm curious.
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quote:
Originally posted by T:man:
quote:
Originally posted by Geraine:
I got advanced tickets to go see Red Tails tonight. If you like I can let you know what I think in a very non-spoiler way tomorrow morning.

I'd like to know what you thought of it.
I would like to read that as well, and is it just me or did I see Bubbles from The Wire in the trailer?

Edit to add.
I saw this commercial yesterday, I'm really glad that I looked up the actual trailer because I do not want to a see period piece with dubstep in it. Especially when the subject matter is such important U.S. history, whoever signed off on that commercial did the movie a huge disservice.

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If you guys pay reviews any mind, they haven't been good for Underworld or Red Tails. It's unfortunate, but I'm still going to see Underworld.

I'm actually really curious about Mission Impossible 4. It's supposed to be pretty good.

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I thought it (MI:4) was the best out of the series so far. I wouldn't call it a great movie by any means, but it was lots of fun.
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swietek on Underworld: Awakening

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No better or worse than the previous entries in the franchise, which have been uniformly awful. It does, however, possess the virtue of brevity.
Yeah that pretty much sums it up, I guess. Since I'm not going to see another underworld movie. Fool me twice, shame on me, etc
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That's fair to say, Samp. I think for some people (like me), Underworld is more of a guilty pleasure rather than something you can really appreciate on multiple levels. Going into these movies, I just expect them to suck, but in a good way (sort of).
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Yeah I can't conceive of what people saw in the first Underworld that made anyone think "Oh! I would pay to see more of this!"
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Seriously? Have you seen Kate Beckinsale?

I'd pay to watch her kill vampires any day of the week, if for no other reason than to support the antithesis to Twilight.

Of course, I'll go during the bargain priced matinee, there aren't many movies I'd pay full price for at all anymore.

The only thing I have plans to see in prime time and actually pony up for is Coriolanus, if it ever actually comes to a theater near me.

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Red Tails was, as I feared, quite worth missing. If anyone wants to watch that historical story set to drama, by all means watch the first one and avoid the largely empty, over the top new version.
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What other movie is there?
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
Seriously? Have you seen Kate Beckinsale?

I'd pay to watch her kill vampires any day of the week,

I want to call you what is wrong with america and chase you with like a stick or something, but my therapist says I've been doing good and wants me to keep my probation and
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It's cool, Sam, I don't have a therapist.

*chases Lyr with a stick*

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I just recently purchased the movie CJ7 on DVD at Big Lots. I haven't watched it yet, but I figured a random musing like that would fit well in a thread about movies which don't need their own thread.
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Is anyone else looking forward to Grey?

Even if it is just Liam Neeson fighting wolves in the icy tundra, its Liam Neeson fighting wolves in the icy tundra.

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By punching them.
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But no seriously it doesn't look very good.
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Yeah, that movie looks like every other Liam Neeson action movie. Why does he keep doing them? He's not really an action hero. He always struck me as a talented guy, so I wonder why he doesn't do more non-action films. Oh well. I'll probably still see it when it comes out on dvd.

Another movie coming out is Battleship. It looks horrible.

*sigh*

I'll still watch it.

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Also, I just watched a preview for Perfect Sense and it could be good. It stars Ewan McGregor and Eva Green and is basically about how a disease spreads that starts taking away your senses one by one (beginning with smell, then taste, then sight).

It reminds me of that one movie...Blindness, I think...but who knows. It could be good.

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I dunno. I thought Liam Neeson was very convincing in Taken. I quite enjoyed it.

Rotten Tomatoes currently has The Grey at 81%. Since I love survival shows, I'll probably watch it.

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I thought Taken was really really fun, but movies like that have to be done just right for me to enjoy them.

The RT rating surprises me and fills me with a glimmer of hope, though.

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quote:
Originally posted by AchillesHeel:
Is anyone else looking forward to Grey?

Even if it is just Liam Neeson fighting wolves in the icy tundra, its Liam Neeson fighting wolves in the icy tundra.

I am looking forward to it. I think it looks pretty cool. I'm a sucker for popcorn flicks. I probably won't get a chance to see it, but I want to.

Or am I just out to bug Sam? Hard to say at this point.

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No way Sam could object.

I mean, Liam Neeson punches wolves.

With his fist.

Even Sam has to see the beauty in that.

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Think of the memes that could be created!
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I spent a good stretch of time in a wolf rescue preserve sleeping in tents next to something like seventy wild wolves, fed them, and built stretches of fence enclosure and stucco whenever I wasn't walking into the center of their preserve carrying about fifty pounds of fresh carcass.

Wolves are about the least dangerous large animal you can ever run across. They are ridiculously non-aggressive towards humans. So things like the grey are usually pretty easy for me to roll my eyes at. Statistically, the movie would make more sense if they were under assault from deer.

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Maybe they are cub-traffickers, and Liam Neeson will stop at nothing to get his cubnapped wolf back.
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Samp: Weren't the wolves you were dealing with reintroduced into the wild by humans? If you had a pack that was starved from lack of food, and truly wild wolves, I could see them being willing to take whatever comes along.
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quote:
Originally posted by Jeff C.:
Yeah, that movie looks like every other Liam Neeson action movie. Why does he keep doing them? He's not really an action hero. He always struck me as a talented guy, so I wonder why he doesn't do more non-action films.

Because movies like this didn't earn him any respect in Hollywood.
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I just shrug and assume these movies come from the same vein of alternate reality as the games where wolves are constantly attacking you and they're all avowed human hunters with extreme aggressiveness.
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quote:
Originally posted by AchillesHeel:
quote:
Originally posted by Jeff C.:
Yeah, that movie looks like every other Liam Neeson action movie. Why does he keep doing them? He's not really an action hero. He always struck me as a talented guy, so I wonder why he doesn't do more non-action films.

Because movies like this didn't earn him any respect in Hollywood.
Ugh, not Darkman. You have to wonder what he was thinking with that one.
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quote:
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I just shrug and assume these movies come from the same vein of alternate reality as the games where wolves are constantly attacking you and they're all avowed human hunters with extreme aggressiveness.

So wolves are naturally non-aggressive? Your experience had nothing to do with them being domesticated and expecting you to deliver them food on a regular basis?
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In Samprimary's defense wolf.org has a pretty damning pdf citing studies about your chances of being harmed by a wolf.
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Yeah my partner loves wolves (would be so jealous of Sam right now), has read a ton about them, and has pretty much told me the exact same thing that Sam said. Any time we see a movie or play a game with super aggressive wolves I always get an earful about how it's completely ridiculous and unrealistic.
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Just pretend all these wolves are rabid. Or perhaps infected with the T-Virus ala Resident Evil's dogs.
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
quote:
Originally posted by Samprimary:
I just shrug and assume these movies come from the same vein of alternate reality as the games where wolves are constantly attacking you and they're all avowed human hunters with extreme aggressiveness.

So wolves are naturally non-aggressive? Your experience had nothing to do with them being domesticated and expecting you to deliver them food on a regular basis?
Yes. They're one of the last things you have to be worried about in the wild. They shy away from humans if at all possible, and often even if cornered in a den. Even if they are starving, they will abandon their kills if a human walks up to them. Moose and bears and even wild badgers require precautions. Wolves don't.
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Also they are ridiculously adorable.
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quote:
Originally posted by BlackBlade:
Just pretend all these wolves are rabid. Or perhaps infected with the T-Virus ala Resident Evil's dogs.

Or pretend its just a movie.
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A Dangerous Method was decent, but not great. Overall I was a bit disappointed, but still enjoyed it.

Hopefully I'll get to see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and the new Fullmetal Alchemist movie this weekend.

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So I saw The Grey last Friday. If you want to watch an exciting thriller where you can cheer for the hero, don't go see this movie. If you want to feel horrible for the characters in the movie and see men struggle to work together, while having some pretty intense emotional moments in a bleak and unforgiving environment then go see this movie.

Also, I will say that while the wolves were a bit too big, I bought the movie's reasoning for why they were trying to kill everybody.

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why, what was it?
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quote:
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why, what was it?

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They crashed within the wolves' territory, and while the wolves were trying to chase them off, instead they inadvertently made their way directly towards the wolves' den.

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Did they also run from the wolves a lot?

As far as I know, pretty much every documented case of wolf attacks were because the person acted like prey. When you walk away from them (or towards them!) they very rarely attack.

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quote:
Originally posted by twinky:
A Dangerous Method was decent, but not great. Overall I was a bit disappointed, but still enjoyed it.

Hopefully I'll get to see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and the new Fullmetal Alchemist movie this weekend.

Wish I'd noticed this sooner so I could recommend waiting to see TTSS on Netflix. I was extremely underwhelmed by it.

-Vague Spoiler Warning But Not Really-

The only interesting and genuinely tense/spyish sort of scene was when Sherlock/Smaug/Whatever his name was in this movie tried to surreptitiously retrieve a logbook from the Circus.

Everything else was just plodding quiet scenes interspersed with brief shots of random graphic violence. I actually had to be nudged awake at one point by one of the people I saw it with.

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