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Movie Release Awareness - November '08 (RIP Gim)

TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJakeon TwitterRegistered User regular
edited November 2008 in Debate and/or Discourse
The Week of November 7th

Soul Men

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Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Trailer & Review

The Plot: Though it's been some twenty years since they have spoken with one another, two estranged soul-singing legends (Jackson and Mac) agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader.


Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

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Director: Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath
Stars: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer
Studio: DreamWorks Distribution
Trailer & Review

The Plot: In the sequel to Madagascar, Alex the lion (voiced by Stiller) and his friends board an NYC-bound plane (that's been "repaired" by their penguin pals), only to find themselves touching down in the African plains. It's an opportunity for the animals to encounter their own kind for the very first time, and to discover, while various plots play out, what "home" truly means to each of them.


Role Models

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Director: David Wain
Stars: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks
Studio: Universal Pictures
Trailer & Review

The Plot: Unsavory behavior forces a pair of energy-drink reps (Rudd and Scott) to enroll in a Big Brother program, where the duo learn, however reluctantly, to bond with their assigned kids.



Repo! The Genetic Opera (Limited)

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Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Stars: Paul Sorvino, Anthony Stewart Head, Alexa Vega
Studio: Lionsgate
Trailer & Review

The Plot: A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. Too bad the repossession clause is a killer...



JCVD (Limited)

Director: Mabrouk El Mechri
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Trailer & Review

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Plot: Between his tax problems and his legal battle with his wife for the custody of his daughter, these are hard times for the action movie star who finds that even Steven Seagal has pinched a role from him! In JCVD, Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to the country of his birth to seek the peace and tranquility he can no longer enjoy in the United States.



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The Week of November 14th

Quantum of Solace

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Director: Marc Forster
Stars: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Trailer & Review

The Plot: Picking up where Casino Royale left off, James Bond (Craig) sets his sights on the organization behind Vesper Lynd's betrayal. The mission puts him on a collision course with Dominic Greene (Amalric), a ruthless businessman who, Bond soon learns, is brokering a deal to take total control of one of the world's most precious resources. Relying on allies new and old -- including Camille (Kurylenko), a beautiful woman with her own agenda -- Agent 007 looks to bring down Greene and his conspirators.



Slumdog Millionaire (Limited)

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Director: Danny Boyle & Loveleen Tandan
Stars: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Trailer & Review

The Plot: The story of how impoverished Indian teen Jamal Malik (Patel) became a contestant on the Hindi version of "Who Wants to be A Millionaire?" -- an endeavor made without prize money in mind, rather, an effort to prove his love for his friend Latika (Pinto), who is an ardent fan of the show.



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The Week of November 21st

Bolt (Limited 3D)

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Director: Byron Howard & Chris Williams
Stars: John Travolta, Susie Essman, Mark Walton
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Trailer

The Plot: Bolt (voice of Travolta) is a celebrity dog and the star of a hit TV show where his amazing feats and powers draw big ratings. But when a mail-room mix-up finds him roaming free on the streets of New York City, the wonder dog will have to learn to rely on his actual strengths -- as well as his new friends, an abandoned housecat and a starry-eyed hamster -- in order to find his way back home.



Twilight

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Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke
Studio: Summit Entertainment
Trailer

The Plot: In her new town of Forks, Washington, misfit teenager Bella Swan (Stewart) falls for her alluring and mysterious classmate, Edward Cullen (Pattinson). As it turns out, Edward belongs to a lineage of vampires, although he doesn't fit the typical vampire mold. As their passion reaches dizzying heights, can Edward resist his natural urges, and will he be able to defend Bella from his family members who have come for her?



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The Week of November 26th

Transporter 3

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Director: Olivier Megaton
Stars: Jason Statham, Robert Knepper, Katia Tchenko
Studio: Lionsgate
Trailer

The Plot: Plot unknown. This is the third chapter of the action trilogy centered on Frank Martin (Statham), the former mercenary who reinvented himself as a specialist in moving goods of all kinds.



Four Christmases

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Director: Seth Gordon
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughn, Mary Steenburgen
Studio: New Line Cinema
Trailer

The Plot: A comedy about a married couple (Witherspoon and Vaughn) from two divorced families who are tasked with attending four Christmas Day celebrations.



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Director: Baz Luhrmann
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman
Studio: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Trailer

The Plot: Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat (Kidman) who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man (Jackman) in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.



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Well, Gim isn't actually dead as far as I know, but I'm sure his zombified remains would be angry that I'm not as good as making this thread as he was.

This is a work in progress as I am at work and lack decent editing skills while here.

I plan to add a DVD release section as well.

Stay tuned!

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  • QuidQuid The Fifth Horseman Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I'm... not especially interested in any of these.

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  • UnderdogUnderdog Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Huh... JCVD actually sounds... pretty cool. Anyone seen it yet?

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  • DrakeonDrakeon Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Ugh, lackluster month. I might catch Qunatum of Solace and Transporter 3 if I need something to do. The rest don't really do anything for me.

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Underdog wrote: »
    Huh... JCVD actually sounds... pretty cool. Anyone seen it yet?

    It's garnered great reviews and is the best reviewed movie JCVD has made to date.

    I really want to see it, but will probably have to wait for DVD as limited releases never come around these parts.

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    It's both funny and emotional.

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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Quantum of Solace is a must see for me. Everything else? Not so much.

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Also, Bolt is in 3D where available.

    Seeing it just for that is getting your money's worth.

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  • reVersereVerse Never odd or even Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    JCVD looks like it might be really good.

    Also Repo! The Genetic Opera seems interesting.

  • Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User
    edited November 2008
    JCVD looks to be awesome.

    Organichu wrote: »
    The main rub is that, fuck, I'm already paying some to upgrade the length... why not pay a little bit more to upgrade the length AND width?
  • thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Fuck yes, Australia.

    After that I'll probably see Soul Men, Role Models, Quantum of Solace, and maybe Four Christmases.

    Overall it's not a very strong month for me, with only two (Australia and Quantum) being must-sees.

  • FencingsaxFencingsax Bondage Discipline Spider-Man Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Poor Bernie Mac. The last thing he's ever in, and apparently it's terrible.

    It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it
  • Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I've got to say, I saw the trailer for Australia the other day and it looks pretty cool.

    Like every other human being on the planet Earth, I will be seeing Quantum of Solace.

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  • yakulyakul Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    As far as I can tell from the trailer of Transporter 3 the plot is that Statham has a bomb strapped to him and if he gets more than 75 feet away from his car he blows up, which is good because the parts where he is away from his car are the worst parts of the series.

  • Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User
    edited November 2008
    I've never seen either Transporter.

    Crank was good fun, though.

    Organichu wrote: »
    The main rub is that, fuck, I'm already paying some to upgrade the length... why not pay a little bit more to upgrade the length AND width?
  • QuidQuid The Fifth Horseman Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I've never seen either Transporter.

    Crank was good fun, though.
    The first one was pretty good though the second was kind of meh and had a bit of a forced love story. It's really only good for fight scenes and neat driving.

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  • TeaSpoonTeaSpoon Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    The Plot: A comedy about a married couple (Witherspoon and Vaughn) from two divorced families who are tasked with attending four Christmas Day celebrations.

    I wonder how this one will turn out. I mean, four celebrations in one day?! That's crazy talk; they'll never pull it off! It'd be interesting to see how the writer deals with this logistical problem. And what lessons will they learn while doing it?

  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Yeah, you don't watch Transporter flicks for the plot.

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  • yakulyakul Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    TeaSpoon wrote: »
    The Plot: A comedy about a married couple (Witherspoon and Vaughn) from two divorced families who are tasked with attending four Christmas Day celebrations.

    I wonder how this one will turn out. I mean, four celebrations in one day?! That's crazy talk; they'll never pull it off! It'd be interesting to see how the writer deals with this logistical problem. And what lessons will they learn while doing it?
    Spoiler:

  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    yakul wrote: »
    TeaSpoon wrote: »
    The Plot: A comedy about a married couple (Witherspoon and Vaughn) from two divorced families who are tasked with attending four Christmas Day celebrations.

    I wonder how this one will turn out. I mean, four celebrations in one day?! That's crazy talk; they'll never pull it off! It'd be interesting to see how the writer deals with this logistical problem. And what lessons will they learn while doing it?
    Spoiler:

    You know, it could end up like The Breakup, which was actually surprising.

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  • TeaSpoonTeaSpoon Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    yakul wrote: »
    TeaSpoon wrote: »
    The Plot: A comedy about a married couple (Witherspoon and Vaughn) from two divorced families who are tasked with attending four Christmas Day celebrations.

    I wonder how this one will turn out. I mean, four celebrations in one day?! That's crazy talk; they'll never pull it off! It'd be interesting to see how the writer deals with this logistical problem. And what lessons will they learn while doing it?
    Spoiler:

    It would be thematically fitting. Maybe through trust and cooperation, they'll somehow manage a faster mode of transportation.

  • DynagripDynagrip destroy everything you touch Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2008
    I've got to say, I saw the trailer for Australia the other day and it looks pretty cool.

    Like every other human being on the planet Earth, I will be seeing Quantum of Solace.

    My plan is to never watch a Bond movie again.

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  • Bad KittyBad Kitty Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Haha, okay. JCVD looks fantastically absurd. I'm sold.

  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    "Twilight" is a cancer on the young that must be excised.


    Seriously, my mom read it to "get in touch with what her 8th graders are thinking" and she now hates them. It's basically a how-to guide on female helplessness and staying with an abusive boyfriend.

  • Bad KittyBad Kitty Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    "Twilight" is a cancer on the young that must be excised.


    Seriously, my mom read it to "get in touch with what her 8th graders are thinking" and she now hates them. It's basically a how-to guide on female helplessness and staying with an abusive boyfriend.

    D:
    My sister is into those books. I for one hate vampires with a passion.

  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    The Plot: In her new town of Forks, Washington, misfit teenager Bella Swan (Stewart) falls for her alluring and mysterious classmate, Edward Cullen (Pattinson). As it turns out, Edward belongs to a lineage of vampires, although he doesn't fit the typical vampire mold. As their passion reaches dizzying heights, can Edward resist his natural urges, and will he be able to defend Bella from his family members who have come for her?
    That would make a good plot for a porno if you replaced the family members with lesbian vampires.

  • QuidQuid The Fifth Horseman Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Twilight just seems like a teenage remake of Rice's stuff.

    PSN: allenquid
  • UnderdogUnderdog Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    "Twilight" is a cancer on the young that must be excised.


    Seriously, my mom read it to "get in touch with what her 8th graders are thinking" and she now hates them. It's basically a how-to guide on female helplessness and staying with an abusive boyfriend.

    Ha! First time I read that, I thought you meant she hated 8th graders.

    My younger cousin really loves the series...

    Edit: Hmm, looks like JCVD ain't playing anywhere. Might have to wait for dvd release...

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Oh, it can apply to the 8th graders too.

    But yeah, her major complaint was that the heroine of the book doesn't actually do anything but wait for her super-tough vampire boyfriend to save her. Oh, and let's hope he can constrain his natural urge to kill her! But don't worry, the chaste love of her pure soul will make sure he stays strong.

  • Bloods EndBloods End Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I had a kid I worked with try to explain to me the appeal of those books. I told her that I had no time for the undead in any shape or manner.

    Additionally, what the hell ever happened the cool vampires, like this guy Count_Dracula_Christopher_Lee.jpg?

    When did they all become lovey dovey nancy boys?

    Fuck you Anne Rice. Fuck you and your Jesus porn writing ass straight to Jersey.

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Underdog wrote: »
    "Twilight" is a cancer on the young that must be excised.


    Seriously, my mom read it to "get in touch with what her 8th graders are thinking" and she now hates them. It's basically a how-to guide on female helplessness and staying with an abusive boyfriend.

    Ha! First time I read that, I thought you meant she hated 8th graders.

    My younger cousin really loves the series...

    Edit: Hmm, looks like JCVD ain't playing anywhere. Might have to wait for dvd release...

    Well, it IS a Jean Claude Van Dam movie...

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    What I've read of Twilight actually looks interesting. I'm sorry. :|
    (And the redhaired girl in the poster reminds me of Lauren Ambrose from Six Feet Under, so, bonus.)

    Transporter 1 was excellent. 2 and 3 were meh. The main appeal is still that the director of The Professional is involved with the series.
    (I think he still has writing credits on 3.)

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  • TrueHereticXTrueHereticX We are the future Charles, not them. They no longer matter. Sydney, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I will undoubtedly be flamed for this, But I will be seeing Twilight

    And I have read all the boooks

  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Fuck you Anne Rice. Fuck you and your Jesus porn writing ass straight to Jersey.

    To be fair, Interview With the Vampire is one of the greatest vampire movies. But yeah, fuck Anne Rice.

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Quid wrote: »
    Twilight just seems like a teenage remake of Rice's stuff.

    Except Rice's stuff was loaded with sex and homoerotic undertones, while this is just whitewashed Nickelodeon teeny-bopper mormon crap.

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    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
    'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'
  • VoodooVVoodooV Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    so wait...is JCVD self-bashing or something?

  • UnderdogUnderdog Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    VoodooV wrote: »
    so wait...is JCVD self-bashing or something?

    It might be a bit self-mocking. One of the plot overviews I read indicated that as part of his downwards moving movie career, he was being beaten out for roles by Steven Seagal. I'm looking at it as a "What if everthing went to hell for movie star?" Really interesting either way.

    This movie wasn't/isn't being released in November but Oct 24th is pretty close yeah? Plus all the talk of vampires made me think of it.

    Let The Right One In


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    I was flipping channels and hit a French movie review show and the scene with the little girl and the blond boy, having their conversation through the glass door intrigued me. It's about a girl who moves in next door. As a series of vicious murders suddenly appear throughout the surrounding areas, the little boy and the girl develop a friendship which is threatened by the fact that she is a very, very old vampire.

    "It is a humanist vampire story, less concerned with the symbolic value of vampires (frequently seen as religious or sexual outsiders) than the actual experience of feeding on human blood. Killing people to eat is a messy and sad way to live, and it does terrible things to one's social life. Remaining young for all time is pointless if there's no one to share youth with." SanFran Gate

    It's playing at a few nearby cineplexes. I might hop down and see it this week or the next as it looks pretty interesting.

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  • TheBlackWindTheBlackWind Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Role Models was pretty damn funny.

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Let the Right One In is getting great reviews.

    I would suggest it.

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  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Quantom Of Solace and maybe Role Models, but only because it's written by David Wain. Means it might have a few brilliants scenes. doubt I'll pay to see it in theatres, though.

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood Speak No Evil. Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I will be seeing Transporter 3. He used a watermelon as boxing gloves in the last one! How can I not see that.

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Role Models was pretty damn funny.

    The ending was freaking perfect. Had everyone cracking up so hard.

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