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Movie Release Awareness for March '08

GimGim a tall glass of waterRegistered User regular
edited March 2008 in Debate and/or Discourse
Also known as the Not Old Movies Thread.

Movies for March 2008

February 29: (If it wasn't a leap year, this would rightfully be March 1st)
The Other Boleyn Girl (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, and Eric Bana? Sounds like a hell of a threesome.

Semi-Pro (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
Will Ferrell pretends to be a 70s basketball player with big hair in this movie.

Chicago 10 [limited] (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
Well now, this sounds possibly interesting. "Archival footage, animation, and music are used to look back at the group of anti-war protesters who were put on trial following the 1968 Democratic National Convention."

Penelope [limited] (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
Christina Ricci and Peter Dinklage are a couple of the people that show up here. Something bizarre about Ricci's character being born with a snout and wearing a scarf.

City of Men [limited] (imdb, apple trailer)
I'm not sure what to get out of this one. It's a spinoff of a TV show that came out of City of God.

Bonneville [limited] (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)


March 7:
College Road Trip (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
Martin Lawrence sure is getting a lot of work lately. Donny Osmond made a partial but entertaining ass out of himself the other night on Conan to promote this thing.

10,000 B.C. (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
From the person who brought you Stargate, Independence Day, Godzilla, Eight Legged Freaks, and The Day After Tomorrow comes a small, intimate feature focusing on one teenager's existential decision on whether or not to have an abortion one night.

I'm just kidding, big shit will somehow crash into other big shit.

The Bank Job (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
Jason Statham attempts to rob a bank, or so I assume. Based on a real bank robbery from 1971.

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day [limited] (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
Mmm, Amy Adams.

CJ7 [limited] (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
If you like Stephen Chow, you just might like this. It might help if you have children.

Snow Angels [limited] (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
The new David Gordon Green film. It stars Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell.

Married Life [limited] (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
This one has been sitting around for a year and a half.

Paranoid Park [limited] (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
Hmm. I haven't quite formed an opinion on Gus Van Sant yet. I never saw Psycho (and don't plan on doing so), so I might just give him a chance on this one. I generally like who he casts (dead faced and emotionless youth), and the DP on this one is Christopher Doyle.


March 14:
Doomsday (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
Man, England is just THE place to be sick in. The director is the fellow who did Dog Soldiers and The Descent.

Horton Hears a Who! (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
Steve Carell, meet Jim Carrey. He was you about 10-14 years ago. Don't squander yourself like Jim has.

Funny Games U.S. (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
They seriously titled it that? Well, Haneke basically reshot his German film in English, shot-for-shot the same. So, assuming he got a good performance out of the actors, it'll be as good as the original. I wonder which band they'll use for the opening car ride.

May I borrow some eggs?

Sleepwalking [limited (imdb, wiki)


March 21:
Drillbit Taylor (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
Kind of like a Judd Apatow movie meets middle school meets John Hughes meets Owen Wilson.

Meet the Browns (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
Tyler Perry.

Movie titles need to stop telling me to meet people.

La misma luna (Under the Same Moon) [limited] (imdb, apple trailer)


March 28:
21 (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
Oh yeah, I remember seeing an hour-long documentary on A&E about this event. That seemed kind of interesting. I bet they dramatized it to a ridiculous degree, though. Kevin Spacey stars as a smart person.

Run, Fatboy, Run (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
Directed by David Schwimmer, written by Simon Pegg and Michael Ian Black, starring Simon Pegg. Interestingly enough, it was released on DVD in the UK less than 2 weeks ago. Ask the Britons what they thought of it.

Stop-Loss (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
I saw a trailer for this in theaters last year. They used 'Bodies' by Drowning Pool as the music. I thought that was horrible. If you hate Ryan Phillippe, he's in this. If you like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, he's in this.

Abandon all hope ye who click below
Superhero Movie (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
God damn it.

Flawless (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
Michael Caine and Demi Moore steal diamonds.

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For more extensive releases from the US and other parts of the globe, feel free to dig through these links:
-Australia
-Canada
-Germany
-UK
-USA

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Like the past couple of months, this list is based on the basic American movie release schedule found on IMDb. Extensive and international listings take a looooong time to link up. But if you have a movie from any part of the world that you'd like put up on here, just let me know and I just might do it.

I'll keep an eye open for Snow Angels and Paranoid Park. They're bound to play in a theater around here eventually. I'm debating on whether or not to pay money to see Funny Games since I already saw the original. I kind of want to, if only to encourage Haneke to keep living long enough to make a few more films. I'll have to wait until I hear from some of you how good or mediocre Run, Fatboy, Run turns out to be.

What say you, faceless internet collective?

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    flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Snow Angels looks like it could either be really good or really, really heavy-handed. But I love that song by The National that they used in the trailer.

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    Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    So, Superhero Movie is from the same guys who brought us meet the Spartans, Epic Movie, Date Movie, Etc., I take it?
    Oh, Leslie, how far you have fallen.

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    Mullitt The WiseMullitt The Wise Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    So, Superhero Movie is from the same guys who brought us meet the Spartans, Epic Movie, Date Movie, Etc., I take it?
    Oh, Leslie, how far you have fallen.
    No, it's from the people who did Rocket Man, and Scary Movies 3 and 4.
    I don't really think those movies are great, but I don't think they're as bad as Epic Movie.

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    ConvaelConvael Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    So, Superhero Movie is from the same guys who brought us meet the Spartans, Epic Movie, Date Movie, Etc., I take it?
    Oh, Leslie, how far you have fallen.
    Nope... seems it's from just one guy and he didn't work on any of those but did write for Scary Movie 3 and 4. I never saw those but the first two Scary Movies were not that bad, at least bounds and leaps better than the Date/Epic Movies or Meet the Spartans. I really want to see 21... I pretty much love any movie having anything to do with casinos and people who can count cards or beat the house has always been really interesting to me. But yeah, I guess it still does look like shit.

    Edit: Beat by 2 minutes!

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    CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Scary Movie 3 and 4 are... decent. As far as spoof movies go, you can do a lot worse. Scary Movie 3 was pretty good, at least.

    It's not like I have high hopes for Superhero Movie, but it's in a completely different league from abortions like Epic Movie or Meet the Spartans.

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    Mullitt The WiseMullitt The Wise Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Cherrn wrote: »
    Scary Movie 3 and 4 are... decent. As far as spoof movies go, you can do a lot worse. Scary Movie 3 was pretty good, at least.

    It's not like I have high hopes for Superhero Movie, but it's in a completely different league from abortions like Epic Movie or Meet the Spartans.
    Yeah, I feel the same way. I just really wish they hadn't called it Superhero Movie, because that's causing people to associate with those other movies.

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    Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Okay, Superhero Movie may just get a rental. Can one of you Brits tell me how "Run, Fatboy, Run" is? I'm interested in seeing it but I think I heard someone say it was shit.

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    DynagripDynagrip Break me a million hearts HoustonRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2008
    Michael Ian Black is a very famous person.

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    LondonBridgeLondonBridge __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2008
    May go see 10,000BC. Movies out there have been pretty crappy, hadn't seen anything since Cloverfield.

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    xraydogxraydog Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I'll probably see 10000 BC for the new Dark Knight trailer.

    EDIT: Changed my mind, won't go see it.

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    Satan.Satan. __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2008
    Semi-Pro is an actual movie? I just thought it was a giant promotional juggernaut for a film that didn't exist.

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    FatsFats Corvallis, ORRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Am I the only one who saw CJ7 and thought, "Hey, a movie about a jeep? Neat". Stupid misleading title. :(

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    TastyfishTastyfish Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Gim wrote: »
    The Bank Job (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
    Jason Statham attempts to rob a bank, or so I assume. Based on a real bank robbery from 1971.

    From what I gather the file is about a real bank robbery, which was allegedly based around the government had assembled a file with which to blackmail the royal family should the need arise (affairs, gay cousins, dark secrets etc) and hidden it away in this bank. The royals decide that this is not a Good Thing and arrange to have the bank robbed - turns out there was a lot more than just scandel material in the secret file and the whole thing is now covered by the official secrets act...or at least this is the impression that I got from various interviews etc.

    Additionally, its been done very much in a 1970s style - to the point that the film looks like it was originalled filmed in the '70s as well both in terms of the film quality and the script. Whether this is a good thing depends on whether or not you like 70's heist movies, don't think I've seen one (or indeed this one) but there you go.


    Run Fatboy, run isn't particularly good. Its certainly no Shaun of the Dead or Hotfuzz (since neither Simon Pegg or Nick Frost wrote the thing, nor did Edgar Wright direct) so don't go thinking its that sort of thing. If you do, like me you'll probably get bored and find something else to do - go in expecting some barely tolerable rom-com and you might be mildly entertained however.

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Why was Peter Dinklage listed by name in the OP?

    Is he famous for something? Have I missed out?

    I just saw Death at a Funeral, and it was extremely terrible.

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    GimGim a tall glass of water Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Hadji, I'll level with you.

    I once made love to Peter Dinklage and the incident was reported in several newspapers.
    He is a somewhat well known actor. His turn in The Station Agent earned him some acclaim. I've noted that many people around here know and like him, so I thought it might be worth mentioning that he is in a movie coming out.

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Gim wrote: »
    Hadji, I'll level with you.

    I once made love to Peter Dinklage and the incident was reported in several newspapers.
    He is a somewhat well known actor. His turn in The Station Agent earned him some acclaim. I've noted that many people around here know and like him, so I thought it might be worth mentioning that he is in a movie coming out.

    Ahh.

    I just thought I lived in some bizzaro world where everyone's favorite movie is Death at a Funeral because it was directed by yoda and had wash in it. I bought the movie based on strong reviews, word of mouth, and the two previously mentioned items, and it was complete shit. I have not seen Dinklage in anything else, and it knocked Wash and Yoda down a few respect points in my book.

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    TehSpectreTehSpectre Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I plan on seeing Semi-Pro pretty soon, but the other movies I am looking forward to are:

    Doomsday - Newage Mad Max? Oh hell yeah.

    Funny Games - Disturbing movie with a disturbing title. Totally.

    Horton Hears a Who - This looks like a good Seuss movie. Crazy, I know.

    The Bank Job - If only because Statham gets to flex his acting skills over his muscles.

    I would like to point out that 1,000 B.C. is going to be a horrible movie. Like, when I say horrible, I mean really bad.

    Don't see it.

    Can't say I didn't warn ya.

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Snow Angels looks awesome

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    VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    theres a big difference between horrible and mind numbingly stupid action. I can enjoy the latter if I work at it.

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    TehSpectreTehSpectre Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Variable wrote: »
    theres a big difference between horrible and mind numbingly stupid action. I can enjoy the latter if I work at it.

    Variable, the movie seems like it will have some big stretches of bad plot. I can get through a stupid action movie happily, but this isn't one of those.

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    2 Marcus 2 Ravens2 Marcus 2 Ravens CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    Michael Ian Black is a very famous person.

    What is this about? This man. He is almost as awesome as Michael Showalter. Why is his name being mentioned? I must know.

    Also, Kevin Spacey always stars as a smart person. And I always like it.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Horton Hears a Who looks like the first Seuss movie done well since "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." The style is right, looks like good humor. Wish I had a kid so I could take it to see it.

    From the trailer, Superhero Movie actually looks kinda funny. I'm not goign to waste movie theatre money on it, but it doesn't look like a pile of garbage like the other recent " - Movie" things that came out. I agree about the title though, should have just called it "Superhero" or something.

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    ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    10,000 and Superhero Movie look like the most interesting to me.


    I suspect I may have bad taste in movies.

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    Look Out it's Sabs!Look Out it's Sabs! Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    The 10,000 BC movie just looks so terrible, I definitly will never watch it, maybe sometime in the future if its on tv and nothing else is on, maybe.

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    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    CJ7 will be it for me. God I love Stephen Chow

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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    What the fuck is wrong with you? Death at a Funeral was awesome!

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    CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I'm sorry, but Death at a Funeral is Europe's equivalent of a Rob Schneider film. It has no merit whatsoever.

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    GimGim a tall glass of water Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Horton Hears a Who looks like the first Seuss movie done well since "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

    Are you referring to the animated version or the Jim Carrey version?

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    DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Kyougu wrote: »
    CJ7 will be it for me. God I love Stephen Chow

    well there's also "Run, Fatboy, Run". Aside for those two there's not much else in theaters that I will want to see.

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    ConvaelConvael Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Has anyone heard about a teaser for the new Harry Potter appearing before 10,000 BC?

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    DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Gim wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Horton Hears a Who looks like the first Seuss movie done well since "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

    Are you referring to the animated version or the Jim Carrey version?

    As far as I'm concerned, there has never been a theatrical Dr. Seuss movie. The TV version of "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" is all I choose to remember.

    Any theoretical person or persons who would Jim Carrey-ize or Mike Myers-ify a Dr. Seuss story would be History's Greatest Monster.

    Also, if the suits fuck up Spike Jonze's Where The Wild Things Are, some sonofabitch is going to pay. He's one of the only guys whose vision I'd trust to make a Sendak movie.

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    ScalfinScalfin __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2008
    I just got back from an advanced screening of Constantine's Sword at BU (which was followed by a Q&A session by Carroll himself), and I must say that it is one of the best films I have ever seen. I highly recommend it, and implore all of you to try to attend a premier if you're in an area they're being held to impress the distributors. I also implore you to use any connections you have to get it publicity.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Gim wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Horton Hears a Who looks like the first Seuss movie done well since "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

    Are you referring to the animated version or the Jim Carrey version?

    As far as I'm concerned, there has never been a theatrical Dr. Seuss movie. The TV version of "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" is all I choose to remember.

    This.

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    mekman 2mekman 2 a goober Registered User regular
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    CJ7 is very watchable.

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    JastJast Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Convael wrote: »
    Has anyone heard about a teaser for the new Harry Potter appearing before 10,000 BC?


    No teaser from what I saw.

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    Curly_BraceCurly_Brace Robot Girl Mimiga VillageRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Gim wrote: »
    21 (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
    Oh yeah, I remember seeing an hour-long documentary on A&E about this event. That seemed kind of interesting. I bet they dramatized it to a ridiculous degree, though. Kevin Spacey stars as a smart person.

    I was very excited to hear about Bringing Down the House being made into a movie. I am a fan of blackjack and the complicated math behind games, and I will be definitely picking up this book this summer. And yeah the A&E docudrama was pretty cool.

    But I am sorely disappointed to learn the main characters, whom are real people, are being played by popular Caucasian actors instead of Asian actors. The real people are Asian, and I can't fathom a reasonable reason not to have them portrayed by Asian actors. Apparently the author of ...House is not happy about this, and I don't blame him. this is some weird and stupid Hollywood racism here. Not necessarily discrimination persay but perpetuating the "white hero" cliche. (I'm sure white heroes "test" better than Asian heroes or something like that.)

    Personally I really don't want to go see a movie with such an obvious, glaring and possibly racist flaw. What do y'all think? Am I over-reacting? Or is this some legitimate BS?

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    TehSpectreTehSpectre Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    How many of them were Asian?

    The names I am getting don't sound too Asian:

    -Jason Fisher aka Mike Aponte?

    -Mickey Rosa?

    -Andre Martinez?

    I mean, sure the lead is Asian, but the bottom line is that I can't think of a young Asian star to carry this movie. They would be hurting themselves if they cast an unknown in the role, so they chose the kid from "Across the Universe" instead.

    Stars = $

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Gim wrote: »
    21 (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
    Oh yeah, I remember seeing an hour-long documentary on A&E about this event. That seemed kind of interesting. I bet they dramatized it to a ridiculous degree, though. Kevin Spacey stars as a smart person.

    I was very excited to hear about Bringing Down the House being made into a movie. I am a fan of blackjack and the complicated math behind games, and I will be definitely picking up this book this summer. And yeah the A&E docudrama was pretty cool.

    But I am sorely disappointed to learn the main characters, whom are real people, are being played by popular Caucasian actors instead of Asian actors. The real people are Asian, and I can't fathom a reasonable reason not to have them portrayed by Asian actors. Apparently the author of ...House is not happy about this, and I don't blame him. this is some weird and stupid Hollywood racism here. Not necessarily discrimination persay but perpetuating the "white hero" cliche. (I'm sure white heroes "test" better than Asian heroes or something like that.)

    Personally I really don't want to go see a movie with such an obvious, glaring and possibly racist flaw. What do y'all think? Am I over-reacting? Or is this some legitimate BS?

    You're not alone. Hollywood is only really good for action movies at this point.

    Which might be why all the promo material and trailers for this film make it look more like a crazy spy movie than a movie about some kids screwing over blackjack dealers using math.

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    CraveonCraveon __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2008
    Gim wrote: »
    21 (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
    Oh yeah, I remember seeing an hour-long documentary on A&E about this event. That seemed kind of interesting. I bet they dramatized it to a ridiculous degree, though. Kevin Spacey stars as a smart person.

    I was very excited to hear about Bringing Down the House being made into a movie. I am a fan of blackjack and the complicated math behind games, and I will be definitely picking up this book this summer. And yeah the A&E docudrama was pretty cool.

    But I am sorely disappointed to learn the main characters, whom are real people, are being played by popular Caucasian actors instead of Asian actors. The real people are Asian, and I can't fathom a reasonable reason not to have them portrayed by Asian actors. Apparently the author of ...House is not happy about this, and I don't blame him. this is some weird and stupid Hollywood racism here. Not necessarily discrimination persay but perpetuating the "white hero" cliche. (I'm sure white heroes "test" better than Asian heroes or something like that.)

    Personally I really don't want to go see a movie with such an obvious, glaring and possibly racist flaw. What do y'all think? Am I over-reacting? Or is this some legitimate BS?
    Don't get so worked up over it. It's just business.

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    thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    HadjiQuest wrote: »
    Gim wrote: »
    21 (imdb, wiki, apple trailer)
    Oh yeah, I remember seeing an hour-long documentary on A&E about this event. That seemed kind of interesting. I bet they dramatized it to a ridiculous degree, though. Kevin Spacey stars as a smart person.

    I was very excited to hear about Bringing Down the House being made into a movie. I am a fan of blackjack and the complicated math behind games, and I will be definitely picking up this book this summer. And yeah the A&E docudrama was pretty cool.

    But I am sorely disappointed to learn the main characters, whom are real people, are being played by popular Caucasian actors instead of Asian actors. The real people are Asian, and I can't fathom a reasonable reason not to have them portrayed by Asian actors. Apparently the author of ...House is not happy about this, and I don't blame him. this is some weird and stupid Hollywood racism here. Not necessarily discrimination persay but perpetuating the "white hero" cliche. (I'm sure white heroes "test" better than Asian heroes or something like that.)

    Personally I really don't want to go see a movie with such an obvious, glaring and possibly racist flaw. What do y'all think? Am I over-reacting? Or is this some legitimate BS?

    You're not alone. Hollywood is only really good for action movies at this point.

    Which might be why all the promo material and trailers for this film make it look more like a crazy spy movie than a movie about some kids screwing over blackjack dealers using math.

    Because the studio has spent a ton of money making the movie and they want to get people in the seats. They're not exactly over-extending themselves: a group of smart kids from MIT learn to count cards and work as a group to make a ton of money, naturally things get to be too much and everything goes to hell. That's what the trailer tells us.

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