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Skyfall, The Hobbit, Men in Black 3, Bourne Legacy, the eventual Arrested Development movie, and the new Pixar film, Brave.
 

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Going off the IMDB release list for this year:

#1 choice, hands down: Prometheus. (that looks awesome!)

Others that I've got good vibes about:
Brave
Bourne Legacy
The Dark Knight Rises
Looper
Skyfall


Others I'm interested in but could end up being real dogs:
The Avengers [don't hate me]
Chernobyl Diaries [yes, it's stupid, but it looks fun]
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter [again, looks fun]
The Amazing Spiderman
Total Recall (remake)
The Expendables 2
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Wreck-It Ralph
Gravity
The Great Gatsby (Baz Luhrmann)





...Meanwhile, I just saw The Cabin in the Woods. That was fun. :)
 
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Going off the IMDB release list for this year:

#1 choice, hands down: Prometheus. (that looks awesome!)

Others that I've got good vibes about:
Brave
Bourne Legacy
The Dark Knight Rises
Looper
Skyfall


Others I'm interested in but could end up being real dogs:
The Avengers [don't hate me]
Chernobyl Diaries [yes, it's stupid, but it looks fun]
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter [again, looks fun]
The Amazing Spiderman
Total Recall (remake)
The Expendables 2
7500
Wreck-It Ralph
Gravity
The Great Gatsby (Baz Luhrmann)





...Meanwhile, I just saw The Cabin in the Woods. That was fun. :)
I kind of want to see all of those movies also.

We should go together.

I'll pay.
 

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Went to see The Cabin in the Woods on opening day (Joss Whedon fan) and I recommend it. It pokes fun at most other horror movies while also being funny and gory.

In no particular order:

The Hobbit
The Avengers
Skyfall
The Amazing Spiderman
Dark Shadows (It makes fun of vampire movies and has Johnny Depp so I may watch it)
The Bourne Legacy
Prometheus
The Expendables 2
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (I am not ashamed)
The Dark Knight Rises
Resident Evil: Retribution
Looper (Looks damn interesting)
Elysium sounds like it might be interesting (from rumours).
 

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Iron Sky - It's a comedy/action/sci-fi about nazis who set up a base on the darkside of the moon and come back in 2018. The state side release date is currently in the works.
 
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Iron Sky - It's a comedy/action/sci-fi about nazis who set up a base on the darkside of the moon and come back in 2018. The state side release date is currently in the works.
Oh, I heard about that one, but couldn't find much information about it. Isn't it German, or from somewhere else in Central Europe? Looks interesting, to say the least.
 

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In no particular order:

The Hobbit
The Counselor
Prometheus
The Avengers
The Amazing Spider-Man
Paranorman
Life of Pi
 

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my friend recently said i have bad taste in movies. But I want to see The Hobbit, The Raven, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, and maybe Batman and Prometheus.
 
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Prometheus
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hobbit.

Nothing else really grabs my interest this year, I might watch The Avengers if I feel like switching my brain off.

Also, hi.

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I never look forward to movies, and hate going to shows. I will watch a movie usually about a year after it's been released and I've had a chance to determine whether it's worth watching.

'The Hobbit' is coming out - I recall that now. My gods that will surely be dreadful. The recent LOTR was a good movie on it's own right (I could only stand the first one) but should be divorced from the books.

EDIT: I checked out Prometheus as the title intrigued me. Looks like some good dirty Sci Fi, which is the only type of movie I like to watch. Maybe I'll break my habit and actually go see it in the theaters.
 
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Brave (It's pretty. And Celtic. And Pixar. There's very little there that I could hate)
The Hobbit (there may have been screaming when the trailer was released)
 

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Prometheus sucked. Too many story elements.
 
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'The Hobbit' is coming out - I recall that now. My gods that will surely be dreadful. The recent LOTR was a good movie on it's own right (I could only stand the first one) but should be divorced from the books.
Apologies in advance for grammar!fail and semi- incoherent/ has zero depth.

A/w, I find your initial assessment of the upcoming Hobbit films unnecessarily harsh and condescending

Of course you'd have to divorce your understanding of the books from the movies. They are two very different mediums, and should be treated accordingly. That being said, Perter Jackson and his fellow writers did take creative liberties with the original story to aid in their creation of a movie that would sell well, yet they still remained incredibly faithful to the text and ideas of Professor Tolkien- most of the dialogue is lifted straight from the source material.

They also wouldn't have gotten the original O.K. from the Tolkien estate if they hadn't felt confident about the work. The initial slow down on the Hobbit in regards to that area, was over money disputes between New Line and the Estate

I personally believe Peter Jackson and Weta have proven themselves more than adept at handeling the mythos of Middle Earth- I'm looking forward to them
 
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I recently gave in and decided to go see Men in Black III with my son and for some reason was eerily interested in the person who played the character Boris (the Animal). The accent, the character himself, etc. Anyhoo, come to find out he was half of the duo, Flight of the Conchords, Jemaine Clement, which I had never seen or listened to, but remembered there being a TV show. I mentioned it to my boyfriend who got excited at the mention of FotC and the movies, because apparently they're supposed to be making one soon!
I can't even say whether it's in production yet, but I am going to hold on to the hope that the movie is coming soon.
Shortly after seeing MIB III, my BF bought me the season collection (there were only two and an HBO special) and I LOVED it! Can't wait to see a movie if they come out with one.

Ah, and supposed to finally go see Prometheus this weekend. :)
 

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I already saw ted soooo right now its magic mike and bourne. and that movie about this older guy and a young girl who went on a crime rampage of sorts, i cant remember the title.

oh and i havent seen brave too so id love to see it.
 

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The new Spider-Man movie comes out tomorrow. I like both Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone should be a good watch. I'm also waiting for Skyfall the new James Bond movie with Daniel Craig, who plays a good Bond. Can't forget the Dark Knight Rises either.

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Star Trek, Killing Them Softly and Promised Land.

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The Arrested Development movie and the Magic Mike sequel.
 

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The Hobbit II & III. The rest of the Avatars (blue people ones), and Identity Theft (not sure if that's the name, but it has this cute little fat lady in it)
 

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Magic Mike? Are you playing for the pink team typus? Are you a chick?
Yes, no and no, respectively, but I do have proper respect for the fact that Tatum's exquisitely chiseled body turns Michelangelo's cheeks into convincing imitations of the dead sea, and would without hesitation further add that Channing was soullessly robbed by Time and Obama.
 

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None. I've given up on movies, for the most part. The economic incentive is for the lowest common denominator, i.e. Sensor types, and so they hold little interest for me. I saw The Hobbit last night and it was entirely a sensory experience. There is no dialogue, little acting in the special effects were tiresome.
 

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I would like to see Les Mis and Django on home video.
Also looking forward to Zero Dark Thirty.
 

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Magic Mike? Are you playing for the pink team typus? Are you a chick?

UMMM...ive been informed that olivia munn's boobies are in one of the first few scenes... that would be plenty enough to keep me dreaming throughout the rest of the film.

I would like to see Les Mis and Django on home video.
Also looking forward to Zero Dark Thirty.
absolutely Django - tarentino is amazingly entertaining.

i hate theaters (minus the popcorn) and it sucks to wait so long for the releases...but id agree cant wait for those (anne hathaway...nommy), sound like really really good films to catch. I feel like Ive passed up a lot of quality films this year...

damn you ISP warnings of piracy, damn you to hell. arrrr
 

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absolutely Django - tarentino is amazingly entertaining.
Yeah, I honestly haven't seen a Tarantino film I did not like, although some resonate more with me. And the thing is, they are so darn fun! The guy just knows how to write witty revealing dialogue, as well as how to toss disparate objects into the same movie and make it all work somehow. He's so audacious.

i hate theaters (minus the popcorn) and it sucks to wait so long for the releases...but id agree cant wait for those (anne hathaway...nommy), sound like really really good films to catch. I feel like Ive passed up a lot of quality films this year...
I'm glad I have never seen nor read Les Mis, although I know the basic plot of the story. I think some people were upset by departures from the story/musical. I also heard they do waaaay too many closeups in the movie, especially for the big screen. hasn't he ever heard of the wide pan?
 

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Yeah, I honestly haven't seen a Tarantino film I did not like, although some resonate more with me. And the thing is, they are so darn fun! The guy just knows how to write witty revealing dialogue, as well as how to toss disparate objects into the same movie and make it all work somehow. He's so audacious.



I'm glad I have never seen nor read Les Mis, although I know the basic plot of the story. I think some people were upset by departures from the story/musical. I also heard they do waaaay too many closeups in the movie, especially for the big screen. hasn't he ever heard of the wide pan?
its the dialogue, the characters, the cinematography...its just all so unique and fresh compared to a lot of the cookie cutter, make a quick buck, hollywood dribble that has sort of infested the market the past decade. id have to agree, i cant remember a tarentino film i disliked.

im not usually a musical fan, but yea that film looks pretty inspiring. i heard they made the actors perform live singing within their scenes, usually its just dubbed over in most movies, but to me that might make it a lot more i dunno...real i suppose. quality cast, a classic plot, and some good ol rebellion, sounds like a good time.
 

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Blade Runner, 2049. I liked Blade Runner enough, but not enough to be worried about the upcoming film.
 

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Since the thread was resurrected, I guess I'll provide closure on my Les Mis experience (the Jackman version).

While some people prefer more operatic voices, I actually like rawer voices... as long as they're "spot on". Also, cinematic musicals are different than stage musicals, where there's a greater need to project and over do... this is why trained screen actors with a decent singing might offer a better performance than a highly trained singer with little screen experience and who is used to large movements and losing subtlety of voice and expression.

Long story short, I liked the screen Les Mis. Jackman delivered damn well vocally for someone primarily known as an actor; Hathaway wasn't quite as musically accomplished but was more than sufficient for the role and evoked a lot of pathos. The real bomb of the film was Crowe, who can't sing worth crap and should have never been allowed near such an important part... like, he did not even come close to meeting the minimum for the part. Surely there had to be someone else with decent acting ability and a bit more vocal prowess? Anyway, the film was enjoyable -- I think Sasha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter (was that her? Can't remember) were also a pleasant surprise.

For other "musical movies":

I actually liked "Into the Woods" on the screen as well, aside from the miscasting of Jack (age-wise), due to reasons noted above about the importance of pathos and the ability to show more nuance on a screen.

There's a movie version of a musical called "The Last Five Years" too... Storywise it's based on a contrivance (you are watching the female lead's side of the story from the end back to the beginning, interspersed with the male lead's side from the beginning to the end.... so you're seeing both sides of their failing relationship) and is virtually all just music, no dialogue. It's more emotive, with a lot of pathos and wit; the main part of intellectual curiosity is just seeing how the pieces sync up; but I just mention it because of the musical quality of the performances by Kendrick and Jordan, who are both great apart and together. It actually WAS all sung live and on camera, aside from the car scene (which wouldn't have been safe); it's so freaking raw and devastating because of this, nothing is canned. In that aspect, it excels.

I did see La-La Land last year and I thought it nailed the ending; but it was a rather huge miscast in terms of singing ability. Emma Stone barely squeaks by in terms of her singing voice (although she did get the Oscar for Actress), and Ryan Gosling does great on the piano but just sucks vocally, it really wasn't acceptable in a movie where there's duets and singing by the leads. They are both good actors, but average dancers and should probably not veer too far into more singing roles.
 

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LMAO. The sequels are always better.

TBH, I don't look forward to any movies. I experience zero "hype" for movies now days. I am in general against hype via principle.
 

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Looking forward to the first movie in the "IT" series in a few weeks.

The director at least grasps the material, initial trailers and comments are decent, and it can't possibly be more disappointing than "The Dark Tower" so I guess that is something.

LMAO. The sequels are always better.

TBH, I don't look forward to any movies. I experience zero "hype" for movies now days. I am in general against hype via principle.
Why not just be interested/excited about a movie possibility that you're interested in just because you are interested personally?

It's not an either/or thing, you know. Framing yourself as unequivocally "against hype" is on par with falling for a movie just "because of hype" -- it's just another reaction to something else, rather than an internally driven choice.
 

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could be a textbook demonstration of jungian Fi. a movie can not BE a personal choice, a subject serving core value, for it is at best somebody else's vision. better to not get too wrapped up into it or else you forget about your own dreams. we could heed the advice, if we had dreams of our own, but instead our lives are just all about waiting for the next episode of blade runner (in my case), meanwhile dressing up as some anime character, hoping it will get us laid (i never went that far though, stitched my own clothing, yes, wore them in public, yes, went to a convention, no way there are other crazy people, i can't handle the approval seeking)
 

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i think he demonstrates textbook jungian Fi. a movie can not BE a personal choice, for it is at best somebody else's vision. better to not get too wrapped up into it or else you forget about your own dreams. we could heed the advice, if we had dreams of our own, but instead our lives are just all about waiting for the next episode of xyz, meanwhile dressing up as some anime character, hoping it will get us laid
Not exactly the angle I was taking.

Hype is something that "promises" without a guarantee that it will deliver.

That said, I don't mean to belittle Jenny's perspective on things. If phrased as "I think this will be good, so I am looking forward to it, but I am not under the assumption that I KNOW it will be good" I think that's a perfectly reasonable expectation. If the evidence dictates that it will most likely be good, then there is nothing wrong with that. However, it is not until one actually experiences such phenomenon as watching a movie for the criteria to be judged on whether it met expectations. That said, "expectations" are generally just that.. they don't prove their worth until after the fact making them somewhat fallacious. But to be sure, one could argue "how does one plan without expectations?" To that I would say the best plans can and do go arie. Basically, the emphasis I want to make is to curb your enthusiasm.
 

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i agree. i don't dare to cultivate high hopes for movies either. am at most anxiously waiting for the next fix for real life. i know how to not hate bad movies, so i know i will get my fix. the sad fact that i am almost certain that blade runner 2 cant beat 1 does not take much away from this.

also fear of disappointment is probably in the shallow spectrum of Fe and i retracted (edited) what i suggested about your type because i dont really believe it
 

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i agree. i don't dare to cultivate high hopes for movies either. am at most anxiously waiting for the next fix for real life. i know how to not hate bad movies, so i know i will get my fix. the sad fact that i am almost certain that blade runner 2 cant beat 1 does not take much away from this.

also fear of disappointment is probably in the shallow spectrum of Fe and i retracted (edited) what i suggested about your type because i dont really believe it
Yeah. Noted you edited your post.

I also don't believe in things like choice, so to those ends, you were correct.
 

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That said, I don't mean to belittle Jenny's perspective on things. If phrased as "I think this will be good, so I am looking forward to it, but I am not under the assumption that I KNOW it will be good" I think that's a perfectly reasonable expectation. If the evidence dictates that it will most likely be good, then there is nothing wrong with that. However, it is not until one actually experiences such phenomenon as watching a movie for the criteria to be judged on whether it met expectations. That said, "expectations" are generally just that.. they don't prove their worth until after the fact making them somewhat fallacious. But to be sure, one could argue "how does one plan without expectations?" To that I would say the best plans can and do go arie. Basically, the emphasis I want to make is to curb your enthusiasm.
I think you are taking this far more seriously than I am. or at least laboriously.

Look around in life. Get an idea of what might look good, feel good, taste good, be worth your while, etc. We do this all day, all the time. It's what allows us to make basic choices. I am sure you do it too, if you make any choices on a daily basis. ("Gee, that food looks good. Maybe I'll try that for lunch, it could be of interest.") Then again, people who have trouble making basic decisions on a daily basis / aren't typically sure what they "like" might actually have trouble with this.

And yeah, don't buy into hype, and also know the quality of the input you receive. Some stuff is advertising hype, but if you're dealing with people who actually have experience to comment, you can weight their assessment a little more strongly. Just don't get too attached to a particular outcome.
 

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1:30 for me, great acting but overall it didn't deserve the hype.
 

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Hereditary (June 8)
Incredibles 2 (June 15)

I already have my tickets for both (I usually go Sat mornings to the movies).
 
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