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Movie Release Awareness - November '08 (RIP Gim)

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  • AresProphetAresProphet you would look a little better don't you know if you just wore less makeupRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    A ladyfriend is trying to drag me to see Twilight. The movie sounds as bad as my chances of turning it into a date of any kind, which are essentially zero.

    Think I'll pass on that one.

    but it's hard to realize
    when you're sky high
    fighting off the spaceships
  • MedopineMedopine __BANNED USERS
    edited November 2008
    Hey everyone, Role Models was better than expected

  • NoneoftheaboveNoneoftheabove Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Can somebody tell me why "The Road" seems to have failed to be released this November?

  • KilroyKilroy Cannonball blastin'Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    So i was kinda of forced to see Twilight today and....I dunno..I guess it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Alot of it bored the crap out of me...

    but there were some amusing atleast scenes
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

  • TheBlackWindTheBlackWind Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Medopine wrote: »
    Hey everyone, Role Models was better than expected

    Role Models was hilarious.

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  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Kilroy wrote: »
    So i was kinda of forced to see Twilight today and....I dunno..I guess it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Alot of it bored the crap out of me...

    but there were some amusing atleast scenes
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

    Yeah its pretty dumb. Someone pointed out something to me about this vampire mythos - they aren't really vampires. They're fae that drink blood.

    I had to go Friday night with the girlfriend. A long line of girls with red ribbons and bad red streaks in their hair saw it with us and shrieked with delight when a) the lights went off b) the movie started c) any of the main characters appeared for the first time d) intermittently whenever Edward appeared.

    Not really a spoiler but my view on the movie:
    Spoiler:

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax Bondage Discipline Spider-Man Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Do they have the creepy subservience disguised as romance?

    It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it
  • noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Can somebody tell me why "The Road" seems to have failed to be released this November?

    Supposedly it hasn't been getting the best of reviews in the screenings. It must have really hurt the movie company, because they were pushing it for oscar consideration.

    Spoiler:
  • FencingsaxFencingsax Bondage Discipline Spider-Man Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    noir_blood wrote: »
    Can somebody tell me why "The Road" seems to have failed to be released this November?

    Supposedly it hasn't been getting the best of reviews in the screenings. It must have really hurt the movie company, because they were pushing it for oscar consideration.
    all I know is that the book is bleak and depressing.

    It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it
  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    Do they have the creepy subservience disguised as romance?
    Well at one point in the movie...
    Spoiler:
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    noir_blood wrote: »
    Can somebody tell me why "The Road" seems to have failed to be released this November?

    Supposedly it hasn't been getting the best of reviews in the screenings. It must have really hurt the movie company, because they were pushing it for oscar consideration.
    all I know is that the book is bleak and depressing.

    I've been meaning to read that for a while. Worth it?

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    Spoiler:
  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    PantsB wrote: »
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    Do they have the creepy subservience disguised as romance?
    Well at one point in the movie...
    Spoiler:

    Good lord, that's horrendous. I've heard these book are pretty blatantly sexist in the "girl with daddy-complex needs the man to do everything for her and rescue her every 5 minutes" flavor. Does the main character end up doing anything except get rescued?

  • FencingsaxFencingsax Bondage Discipline Spider-Man Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    KalTorak wrote: »
    PantsB wrote: »
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    Do they have the creepy subservience disguised as romance?
    Well at one point in the movie...
    Spoiler:

    Good lord, that's horrendous. I've heard these book are pretty blatantly sexist in the "girl with daddy-complex needs the man to do everything for her and rescue her every 5 minutes" flavor. Does the main character end up doing anything except get rescued?
    In the book, she apparently faints a lot. And let's not discuss the children.

    It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it
  • ScalfinScalfin __BANNED USERS regular
    edited November 2008
    Joe Loves Crappy Movies has its own interpretation:
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    We must make this film. NOW!

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    The rest of you, I fucking hate you for the fact that I now have a blue dot on this god awful thread.
  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Scalfin wrote: »
    Joe Loves Crappy Movies has its own interpretation:
    404.jpg

    We must make this film. NOW!

    Close, but what makes the romance interesting is the juxtaposition of deliciousness and sexual attraction! Get me an erotic cherry cheesecake, and I'll get in touch with Hugh Jackman's people.

  • MedopineMedopine __BANNED USERS
    edited November 2008
    The Road is worth reading but I don't think I'd want to watch it in movie form

  • WifflebatWifflebat Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Medopine wrote: »
    The Road is worth reading but I don't think I'd want to watch it in movie form

    Concurred. It will be the very definition of bleak.

    Also, is this where we confess to reading the Twilight books? I did, they were as god-awful as I expected and yet I read the entire fucking series.

  • setrajonassetrajonas Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I honestly don't even think The Road could be made into a good movie. It doesn't have quite the same build-up and low-key suspense that allowed No Country to be adapted so well.

  • thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I saw Australia on Thanksgiving in a surprisingly full theatre.

    Overall, the movie is good but that's about where my feelings end. Lurhmann didn't create any images or scenes that stuck in mind afterwards, the kind that made me want to see Moulin Rouge! multiple times. The film was visually stunning, and the story was interesting (especially the backstory of Abirigionals) but I couldn't help but feel like with a little more development, the movie could cut like a rapier instead of a machete. It's also a fairly long movie at 3 hours, so unless you really love Baz Luhrmann or Australian history, this probably should remain a renter for most people.

    Today is Milk, and I have high hopes for it. Looking in to December, though, gives me dread as there aren't films I want to see for a few weeks. Maybe Milk can tide me over.

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