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Movie Release Awareness - December '08 (Ex-Presidents, Aliens, and Wrestlers)

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I was a little disappointed by Benjamin Button. It wasn't bad, but
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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Carrey was a great Riddler, but I'll never look at Jones' Two Face the same way again after Dark Knight. Now that's a Two Face.

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  • cr0wcr0w Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Sentry wrote: »
    Olivaw wrote: »
    I don't care what anyone says, Batman Forever was okay

    It was cheesy and cliched but it had Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones and that guy who played Alfred and it was okay alright? It was at least better than the first one

    Batman and Robin was the terrible one that nearly killed the franchise

    Just so we're clear, by first one, are you making the argument that Batman Forever was better then Batman? That is what you're saying, right? Or, are you saying that it was better then the 1960's Batman movie? You're wrong in either case, but how wrong you ARE varies depending on which movie you consider "first."

    Actually, of the four Burton/Schumacher movies, I'd easily consider Forever to be the best.

    Agreed. I get so visibly angry if I try to watch a Burton Batman movie that people ask me if I'm feeling alright. I didn't even like the first one when I saw it at 9 years old in the theater.

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    I'm pretty sure Gotham Hospital's have an entire wing each dedicated to people beat up by Batman every night.

    They call it.... the BAT-WING.
  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I can't imagine a nine year old not liking Batman, much less Batman Returns.

    I enjoy Batman & Robin the most because I laugh every time Arnold utters a line, but in terms of quality Returns is my favorite Pre-Nolan film.

  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA
    edited December 2008
    When I was 9, Batman just bored the shit out of me. When I was older and a fan of the character, it actively irritated me. I never saw Returns more than the one time in the theater until a couple years ago. I had the misfortune of seeing Danny Devito controlling the batmobile via one of those kids rumble vehicles they have outside grocery stores. It was at that time, I realized Batman Returns is actually worse than Batman & Robin.

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  • thorpethorpe Registered User
    edited December 2008
    The Wrestler was so fucking good you guys and Benjamin Button as an aside is so schmaltzy and sentimental it made me want to puke.

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  • meatflowermeatflower Registered User
    edited December 2008
    There is not enough Gran Torino in this thread. It is truly fantastic.

    The fact that it's absent from the OP while Benjamin Button has "(Yesssssssss)" next to it makes me want to puke. Clint would fuck you up for somethin like that.

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  • KealohaKealoha Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Clint scares me, though. He looks like a zombie :( Also, my theater doesn't have Gran Torino cause it's dumb. So I can only be excited for Benjamin Button.

    Side note: I work at a theater and we have this rich old doorman (who works so he's not bored) who makes up dumb names for all the movies. Benjamin Button has become Benjy Buttmans. And he brings in a megaphone.

    So every 3 hours it's, "Now seating Benjy Buttmans"

    old people.

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    thorpe wrote: »
    The Wrestler was so fucking good you guys and Benjamin Button as an aside is so schmaltzy and sentimental it made me want to puke.

    I won't get to see The Wrestler till after January 9th. I so want to see it.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I wanted to see Valkyrie, but the thread for it seems kinda... meh.

    What about the other WWII movie coming out, with Daniel Craig? I can't even remember the name. :|

    They've been advertising it quite a bit... is that this year? Or do I need to wait for the next thread? :P

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  • projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    No Wrestler in my town sadly. I really really wanted to see The Spirit Last night but my girlfriend said it looked awful, instead we saw Seven Pounds. A think a more fitting name would be , MakeYouCry2008. I really enjoyed it though.

  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    The Daniel Craig WWII movie does look pretty good, though I'm worried that they may have taken a few liberties with the story to make it more palatable, which is something I generally don't like.

    Also, I feel like I've seen enough WW II movies.

  • cr0wcr0w Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I can't imagine a nine year old not liking Batman, much less Batman Returns.

    I enjoy Batman & Robin the most because I laugh every time Arnold utters a line, but in terms of quality Returns is my favorite Pre-Nolan film.

    I guess I was an early reader or something, because I'd been reading Batman for a little while before I saw the movie. I've been a huge Batman fan since I was about 6.

    Anyway, even at 9, I wondered just why the hell Batman was killing people in the movie, why Kim Basinger was so damn annoying, why Billy Dee Williams was Harvey Dent, and why there were so many Prince songs.

    Klyka wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure Gotham Hospital's have an entire wing each dedicated to people beat up by Batman every night.

    They call it.... the BAT-WING.
  • meatflowermeatflower Registered User
    edited December 2008
    Just got back from Doubt and I give it a resounding meh.

    I read somewhere (maybe in this thread) that at least the ending was satisfying. Clearly that person has a completely different perception of closure than I do, because the entire film (and especially the ending) really left me wanting.

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    meatflower wrote: »
    There is not enough Gran Torino in this thread. It is truly fantastic.

    The fact that it's absent from the OP while Benjamin Button has "(Yesssssssss)" next to it makes me want to puke. Clint would fuck you up for somethin like that.
    I've explained why Gran Torino is missing from the OP.

    It opens wide in January, not December.

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Shadowfire wrote:
    What about the other WWII movie coming out, with Daniel Craig? I can't even remember the name.
    Defiance, which keeps getting pushed back over and over again.

    Not to mention that it is getting terrible reviews.

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  • AlpineAlpine Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I saw Yes Man, which was a bit of cotton candy with Zooey Deschanel thrown in, so it was like super sweet cotton candy.

    Taking a lady friend to Benjamin Button on Tuesday, good date movie?

  • meatflowermeatflower Registered User
    edited December 2008
    TehSpectre wrote: »
    meatflower wrote: »
    There is not enough Gran Torino in this thread. It is truly fantastic.

    The fact that it's absent from the OP while Benjamin Button has "(Yesssssssss)" next to it makes me want to puke. Clint would fuck you up for somethin like that.
    I've explained why Gran Torino is missing from the OP.

    It opens wide in January, not December.

    Ah. I heaven't read the whole thread so I didn't know.

    It's hard to tell living in Los Angeles (and probably any major city) when a movie is still in a "limited" release nationwide. It's been in most theaters here since mid December.

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    meatflower wrote: »
    TehSpectre wrote: »
    meatflower wrote: »
    There is not enough Gran Torino in this thread. It is truly fantastic.

    The fact that it's absent from the OP while Benjamin Button has "(Yesssssssss)" next to it makes me want to puke. Clint would fuck you up for somethin like that.
    I've explained why Gran Torino is missing from the OP.

    It opens wide in January, not December.

    Ah. I heaven't read the whole thread so I didn't know.

    It's hard to tell living in Los Angeles (and probably any major city) when a movie is still in a "limited" release nationwide. It's been in most theaters here since mid December.
    Yeah, LA gets every limited release, ever.

    I still haven't gotten Milk or Frost/Nixon.

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  • TaramoorTaramoor Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Ebert's review of Benjamin Button makes me laugh uncontrollably for some reason.

    Review enclosed if you don't feel like going to www.rogerebert.com
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    It reminds me of his review of Treasure Planet, which was I movie I enjoyed to a degree, but he just couldn't accept the premise and dismissed the movie out of hand.

  • noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Saw Repo: The Genetic Opera, and man I was dissapointed.

    I'm actually a fan of musicals, rock, and gore, so I had been meaning to see this movie, but at the end it was just very, very meh. It has a sligthly interesting premise, but the story doesn't go anywhere and the music is more repetitive than catchy.

    I think the highlight of the movie was telling a group of girls sitting behind me to shut the fuck up, as they'd been talking through out all the previews and one had just said "I know, let's sing the songs!" as apparently this was the fourth time they seen the movie.

    I then went home and was introduced to the Buffy musical episode, so it ending on a good note.

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  • NatanekoNataneko Registered User
    edited December 2008
    The movie's premise devalues any relationship, makes futile any friendship or romance, and spits, not into the face of destiny, but backward into the maw of time. It even undermines the charm of compound interest. In the film, Benjamin (Brad Pitt) as an older man is enchanted by a younger girl (Cate Blanchett). Later in the film, when he is younger and she is older, they make love. This is presumably meant to be the emotional high point. I shuddered. No! No! What are they thinking during sex? What fantasies apply? Does he remember her as a girl? Does she picture the old man she loved?

    I haven't seen the movie yet, so maybe I'm wrong, but why does he (and a lot of review i've read) get all revolted by the fact that "oooh old man young girl"? I mean, in the movie they are both young, it's just his body is old. Only his body ages backward. right? That's what I got from the preview, why didn't they get that?

  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck that pennyarcade guy Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I really liked Benjamin Button.

    I thought it had a nice dual message, which I'll spoiler just in case:
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  • TheBlackWindTheBlackWind Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Nataneko wrote: »
    The movie's premise devalues any relationship, makes futile any friendship or romance, and spits, not into the face of destiny, but backward into the maw of time. It even undermines the charm of compound interest. In the film, Benjamin (Brad Pitt) as an older man is enchanted by a younger girl (Cate Blanchett). Later in the film, when he is younger and she is older, they make love. This is presumably meant to be the emotional high point. I shuddered. No! No! What are they thinking during sex? What fantasies apply? Does he remember her as a girl? Does she picture the old man she loved?

    I haven't seen the movie yet, so maybe I'm wrong, but why does he (and a lot of review i've read) get all revolted by the fact that "oooh old man young girl"? I mean, in the movie they are both young, it's just his body is old. Only his body ages backward. right? That's what I got from the preview, why didn't they get that?

    A couple members of my family had about the same reaction, but yes, this is how it is handled. They make it painfully obvious that despite the different ages physically, they are the same mentally. I really don't see what the big issue with it is.

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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    So, Let the Right One In is apparently one of the best movies of the year. I thought it was some tween horseshit Twilight cash-in, but after seeing several people call it the best vampire movie ever made, I'm interested.

    You'd think it'd premiere here, since it's a Swedish movie, but I guess not.

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  • noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Cherrn wrote: »
    So, Let the Right One In is apparently one of the best movies of the year. I thought it was some tween horseshit Twilight cash-in, but after seeing several people call it the best vampire movie ever made, I'm interested.

    You'd think it'd premiere here, since it's a Swedish movie, but I guess not.

    I loved that movie, and I would hurt you so bad if I could for even comparing it to Twilight. I don't know if it's top ten material(simply because there were so many good movies this year), but it's quite a neat little vampire movie.

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  • werehippywerehippy Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    noir_blood wrote: »
    Cherrn wrote: »
    So, Let the Right One In is apparently one of the best movies of the year. I thought it was some tween horseshit Twilight cash-in, but after seeing several people call it the best vampire movie ever made, I'm interested.

    You'd think it'd premiere here, since it's a Swedish movie, but I guess not.

    I loved that movie, and I would hurt you so bad if I could for even comparing it to Twilight. I don't know if it's top ten material(simply because there were so many good movies this year), but it's quite a neat little vampire movie.

    I think I'm the only person that didn't really like Let the Right One In, though I may very well be weird. I ended up spending a good 2/3 of the movie trying to figure out if
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    Though I also didn't like The Dark Knight much, despite some really amazing bits, because I thought the plot holes were glaring and just sloppy, so maybe I'm not the person to ask these things.

  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited December 2008
    werehippy wrote: »
    noir_blood wrote: »
    Cherrn wrote: »
    So, Let the Right One In is apparently one of the best movies of the year. I thought it was some tween horseshit Twilight cash-in, but after seeing several people call it the best vampire movie ever made, I'm interested.

    You'd think it'd premiere here, since it's a Swedish movie, but I guess not.

    I loved that movie, and I would hurt you so bad if I could for even comparing it to Twilight. I don't know if it's top ten material(simply because there were so many good movies this year), but it's quite a neat little vampire movie.

    Though I also didn't like The Dark Knight much, despite some really amazing bits, because I thought the plot holes were glaring and just sloppy, so maybe I'm not the person to ask these things.


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  • werehippywerehippy Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    werehippy wrote: »
    noir_blood wrote: »
    Cherrn wrote: »
    So, Let the Right One In is apparently one of the best movies of the year. I thought it was some tween horseshit Twilight cash-in, but after seeing several people call it the best vampire movie ever made, I'm interested.

    You'd think it'd premiere here, since it's a Swedish movie, but I guess not.

    I loved that movie, and I would hurt you so bad if I could for even comparing it to Twilight. I don't know if it's top ten material(simply because there were so many good movies this year), but it's quite a neat little vampire movie.

    Though I also didn't like The Dark Knight much, despite some really amazing bits, because I thought the plot holes were glaring and just sloppy, so maybe I'm not the person to ask these things.


    I. WILL. EAT. YOUR. SOUL-L-L-L-L-L!

    It's not my fault! I want to love it, because Ledger is amazing and there are some great scenes, but the plot just has so many stupid, unnecessary holes in it!
    Spoiler:

    And so on.

  • UnknownSaintUnknownSaint Registered User
    edited December 2008
    meatflower wrote: »
    Just got back from Doubt and I give it a resounding meh.

    I read somewhere (maybe in this thread) that at least the ending was satisfying. Clearly that person has a completely different perception of closure than I do, because the entire film (and especially the ending) really left me wanting.

    Eh, I mentioned that I really liked the ending. I'm guessing you're probably the type of person that hated the ending to No Country, eh?
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    Also, I saw Gran Torino a few days ago and it's 'meh'. It's god damned hilarious because it's basically Clint Eastwood throwing out a racial slur every minute and just being a badass. At one point he literally tells some hooligans to "Get off my lawn." Also, every performance (with almost no exceptions) besides his own is so fuckawful it's distracting. It's really not a great movie and I'm not sure where the hell his head was at for this.

    Werehippy - While TDK wasn't entirely free of plot holes, all of those you mentioned are very easily explainable. Please let's not turn this into a TDK debate thread, but I do think if those things are in the way of you liking the movie and can be easily addressed, then I'm going to go for it.
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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava One day, I will be able to say to myself "I am beautiful and I am perfect just the way I am"Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Well yeah, Valkyrie's ending is pretty expected....

    Also haven't gotten Milk here yet...

    Stupid limited releases....

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  • MattieMattie Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    PantsB wrote: »
    Taramoor wrote: »
    Saw this trailer in front of The Day the Earth Stood Still

    How did I not know that there was a new movie in the "Liam Neeson: Ultimate Badass" genre coming out?
    I would like to subscribe to that movies newsletter.

    Jan 30? I'm surprised this is the first I've heard of it
    Honestly what more could anyone ever want in a movie beyond Liam Neeson kicking the shit out of everyone and being bad ass?

    I saw that movie a few weeks ago. Either there was an early European release or the Asian mall I bought it from sold me a pirated version. It is a badass movie, basically Commando with Liam Neeson.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Well yeah, Valkyrie's ending is pretty expected....

    Also haven't gotten Milk here yet...

    Stupid limited releases....
    I already made that joke. Also, Milk is pretty good, although it also has a predictable ending.

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  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Gran Torino is really good.

  • geckahngeckahn Registered User
    edited December 2008
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    Well yeah, Valkyrie's ending is pretty expected....

    Also haven't gotten Milk here yet...

    Stupid limited releases....
    I already made that joke. Also, Milk is pretty good, although it also has a predictable ending.

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  • noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    It's funny, cause for the last few years Eastwood has been firing on all cylinders, but his two releases this year weren't as well received as say..Mystic River or Million Dollar Baby.

    And I thought I couldn't be more hype for the Wrestler, but after reading Bret Hart's book, I find myself being wrong.

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  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I didn't get a chance to see Changeling, I'll have to wait for the DVD.

  • TaramoorTaramoor Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Mattie wrote: »
    PantsB wrote: »
    Taramoor wrote: »
    Saw this trailer in front of The Day the Earth Stood Still

    How did I not know that there was a new movie in the "Liam Neeson: Ultimate Badass" genre coming out?
    I would like to subscribe to that movies newsletter.

    Jan 30? I'm surprised this is the first I've heard of it
    Honestly what more could anyone ever want in a movie beyond Liam Neeson kicking the shit out of everyone and being bad ass?

    I saw that movie a few weeks ago. Either there was an early European release or the Asian mall I bought it from sold me a pirated version. It is a badass movie, basically Commando with Liam Neeson.

    If there was ever any chance I wouldn't see this movie, that right there demolished it.

    Also, the movie apparently came out in Europe months ago and is only now reaching the US.

  • FencingsaxFencingsax Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    geckahn wrote: »
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    Well yeah, Valkyrie's ending is pretty expected....

    Also haven't gotten Milk here yet...

    Stupid limited releases....
    I already made that joke. Also, Milk is pretty good, although it also has a predictable ending.

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    werehippy wrote: »
    werehippy wrote: »
    noir_blood wrote: »
    Cherrn wrote: »
    So, Let the Right One In is apparently one of the best movies of the year. I thought it was some tween horseshit Twilight cash-in, but after seeing several people call it the best vampire movie ever made, I'm interested.

    You'd think it'd premiere here, since it's a Swedish movie, but I guess not.

    I loved that movie, and I would hurt you so bad if I could for even comparing it to Twilight. I don't know if it's top ten material(simply because there were so many good movies this year), but it's quite a neat little vampire movie.

    Though I also didn't like The Dark Knight much, despite some really amazing bits, because I thought the plot holes were glaring and just sloppy, so maybe I'm not the person to ask these things.


    I. WILL. EAT. YOUR. SOUL-L-L-L-L-L!

    It's not my fault! I want to love it, because Ledger is amazing and there are some great scenes, but the plot just has so many stupid, unnecessary holes in it!
    Spoiler:

    And so on.


    Your reasons for not liking The Dark Knight reek of someone who was looking for a reason to not like the Dark Knight. Just letting you know.

    On a different topic... I actually kind of enjoyed The Spirit. It didn't take itself seriously at all, and that really made it watchable.

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