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Semi-Urgent: Popular Blu-Ray Movies for a Party

RevolutionaryRevolutionary Registered User regular
edited July 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
Hello everyone!

Tomorrow evening I'm hosting a blu-ray movie session. All we have is Avatar and the Mask. Can anyone suggest any blu-ray movies popular with 'the masses'? I.e. nothing 'deep' or intensely scary (i.e. Human Centipede) please. I think a comedy of some sort would suffice.

I'm thinking something with Jim Carey or Will Smith. Could you guys help me out further?

Edit: Age range 17-19, males and females. Will have time for 2 or 3 movies.

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    PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2010
    How many hours of movies are people going to sit around watching straight?

    Also, why are you gunning for mediocrity?

    If you want mediocrity, I guess Hancock is a good bet.

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    MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Iron Man?

    Anything by Pixar would be good for the look and the content.

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Age range/rating range?

    I always got a kick out of Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang, altho it can get a little confusing.

    and not even sure if it's out yet, but Hot Tub Time Machine, while vulgar, had me laughing endlessly in the theatre.

    How to train your dragon is fun for everyone.

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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    The Fifth Element is right on the edge of sci-fi and "everybody likes it."

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    eternalbleternalbl Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I think hot tub time machine is released tommorow.

    I watched Robocop on blu-ray, and it was as sweet as it ever was.

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    strebaliciousstrebalicious Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Hangover, The? Otherwise, I second The Fifth Element.

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    EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Le Fantastique Monsieur Renard!

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    TDawgTDawg Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Pixar movies will go over well with nearly any crowd. (I recommend Ratatouille or Wall-E.)

    Zombieland is a good, fun, lighthearted movie.

    The Princess Bride is on BluRay apparently, and is appreciated by everybody ever. Honestly, you could just buy this movie and rewatch it a couple times through the night and I doubt anybody would mind.

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    MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    TDawg wrote: »
    The Princess Bride is on BluRay apparently, and is appreciated by everybody ever. Honestly, you could just buy this movie and rewatch it a couple times through the night and I doubt anybody would mind.

    It is quite a find!

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    corcorigancorcorigan Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I have always found 300 to go down quite well. Zombieland is probably a better bet though.

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    Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Serenity.

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    DekuStickDekuStick Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    The Waterboy is cheap and always a good time. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry is also a good Sandler comedy.

    Bruce Almighty is great for a wide range of folks and of course has Jim Carrey.

    I will second anything from Pixar and Zombieland.

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    TavataarTavataar Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    You could also go for:

    Up
    Kung-Fu Panda
    The newer Bond movies (meh but good action)
    The new Batman movies

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    BobbleBobble Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Independence Day (it's almost July 4 anyway)

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    ArminasArminas Student of Life SF, CARegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I'm surprised no one has suggested Planet Earth.

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    FunkyWaltDoggFunkyWaltDogg Columbia, SCRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Zombieland is definitely a good choice.

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    BackstopBackstop Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    You should not go with two Jim Carey movies in the same night.

    Up-vote for Zombieland, it's a comedy-action that will bridge the gap between Avatar and the Mask. Independence day would be my second choice. Welcome to Earf!

    Maybe go with something old these teens missed, like Singles or Ferris Bueller or the first Ghostbusters, but it would probably look like ass with the old-time special effects.

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    EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Backstop wrote: »
    You should not go with two Jim Carey movies in the same night.

    Up-vote for Zombieland, it's a comedy-action that will bridge the gap between Avatar and the Mask. Independence day would be my second choice. Welcome to Earf!

    Maybe go with something old these teens missed, like Singles or Ferris Bueller or the first Ghostbusters, but it would probably look like ass with the old-time special effects.

    I think Singles might not click with a bunch of teenagers. It's more of a "remember being there?" kind of movie.

    Also Avatar is going to be a bit much with its length. People might be a little worn out after that one. If you're going to do three movies, keep them at an hour and a half or so in running time each.

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    claypoolfanclaypoolfan Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Alice in Wonderland looks amazing in blu ray, but the movie itself is a little suspect.

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    EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Alice in Wonderland looks amazing in blu ray, but the movie itself is a little suspect.

    I thought it was decent up until the end when Johnny Depp did that dance with the terrible music behind it. That and the music behind the end credits. The contrast between the animation and the actors was a little off too. Good otherwise though and definitely visually spectacular.

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    TDawgTDawg Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Tavataar wrote: »
    You could also go for:

    Up

    The reason I did not recommend Up is because it is a movie that just creates emotional messes. I imagine that "mass-market" 17-19 year old guys will not appreciate crying like a baby in front of their friends.

    It is SUCH a good film though.

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    DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2010
    Arminas wrote: »
    I'm surprised no one has suggested Planet Earth.

    By far the most amazing blu ray.

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    EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Doc wrote: »
    Arminas wrote: »
    I'm surprised no one has suggested Planet Earth.

    By far the most amazing blu ray.

    For a bunch of teenage boys though?

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    ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    The Rundown. If you don't love that movie, there's something wrong with you.

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    fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell #BLMRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Esh wrote: »
    Doc wrote: »
    Arminas wrote: »
    I'm surprised no one has suggested Planet Earth.

    By far the most amazing blu ray.

    For a bunch of teenage boys though?

    excepting the Oprah narration, yes.

    ain't nothing cooler than nature. nature is badass.

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Esh wrote: »
    Doc wrote: »
    Arminas wrote: »
    I'm surprised no one has suggested Planet Earth.

    By far the most amazing blu ray.

    For a bunch of teenage boys though?

    excepting the Oprah narration, yes.

    ain't nothing cooler than nature. nature is badass.

    Oprah did Life, and yea she was terrible. Sigourney Weaver did Planet Earth, and yes, terrible too.

    The Blu-ray discs, however, have the original David Attenborough narration, so by all means enjoy.

    As for the teenage boys part, if you stick to the water ones (deep oceans, shallow seas), absolutely, but the rest is probably better for background at an adult party while the deep political discussion or whatever is going on. Others for teenage boys: Star Trek, Hancock, Dark Knight, Iron Man...

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    mooshoeporkmooshoepork Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Esh wrote: »
    Doc wrote: »
    Arminas wrote: »
    I'm surprised no one has suggested Planet Earth.

    By far the most amazing blu ray.

    For a bunch of teenage boys though?

    excepting the Oprah narration, yes.

    ain't nothing cooler than nature. nature is badass.

    Oprah did Life, and yea she was terrible. Sigourney Weaver did Planet Earth, and yes, terrible too.

    The Blu-ray discs, however, have the original David Attenborough narration, so by all means enjoy.

    As for the teenage boys part, if you stick to the water ones (deep oceans, shallow seas), absolutely, but the rest is probably better for background at an adult party while the deep political discussion or whatever is going on. Others for teenage boys: Star Trek, Hancock, Dark Knight, Iron Man...

    I was watching some of the HD-DVD version and from what I saw, a lot of the underwater bits were in 480p? or standard def or something. They didn't look impressive at all. Maybe I'm wrong though.

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    EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Thanatos wrote: »
    The Rundown. If you don't love that movie, there's something wrong with you.

    As much as my snobby French nouvelle vague loving ass hates to say it, that was a fun movie and The Rock is a pretty charismatic guy. Reminded me of Romancing The Stone a lot.

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    So it's past "tomorrow evening, "
    What did you pick and how did it go!?
    Don't leave us wondering?!

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    RevolutionaryRevolutionary Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    We went with 'The Hangover' and 'The Italian Job', the second during which I passed out. Fun time was had by all. Thanks guys!

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    thanatos I knew there was a reason I liked you

    also, I'd suggest First Blood

    edit: but moreso, I'd suggest seeing if there was a page 2 before replying

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