Amph Preview of Coming Attractions: 21 Jump Street

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  1. -polymath- SFF:F/TV Trivia Host

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    [face_laugh] I lol'd. Really. I did.
  2. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)

    81 % Tomatometer

    Reviews Counted:36

    Fresh:29

    Rotten:7

    Average Rating:6.7/10

    Runtime: 1 hr. 40 min.

    Genre: Mystery & Suspense

    Theatrical Release: Aug 6, 2010 Wide

    Synopsis: "On a suburban street, two masked men seize a young woman. They bind and gag her and take her to an abandoned, soundproofed apartment. She is Alice Creed, daughter of a millionaire. Her kidnappers, the coldly efficient Vic and his younger accomplice Danny, have worked out a meticulous plan. But Alice is not going to play the perfect victim ? she?s not giving in without a fight. In a tense power-play of greed, duplicity and survival we discover that sometimes disappearances can be deceptive?"

    Starring: Gemma Arterton, Martin Compston, Eddie Marsan

    Director: J Blakeson

    Screenwriter: J Blakeson
    Producer:
    Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment

    Poster: Dull

    Trailer: Not seen it

    Pro: low budget means no super heroes, CGI, or 3D

    Con: low budget means no super heroes, CGI, or 3D

    Verdict: TV
  3. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    The Expendables (2010)

    50 % Tomatometer

    Reviews Counted:20

    Fresh:10

    Rotten:10

    Average Rating:4.8/10

    Runtime: 1 hr. 43 min.

    Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense

    Theatrical Release: Aug 13, 2010 Wide

    Synopsis: "THE EXPENDABLES is a hard-hitting action/thriller about a group of mercenaries hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. Written, directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone, THE EXPENDABLES brings together a dynamic cast including Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, Terry Crews and Mickey Rourke."

    Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, David Zayas, 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin, Charisma Carpenter, Eric Roberts, Giselle Itie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gary Daniels

    Director: Sylvester Stallone

    Screenwriter: Sylvester Stallone\

    Studio: Lionsgate Films

    Poster: Iconic

    Trailer: Not seen one

    Pro: the cast

    Con: the director and screenwriter

    Verdict: TV
  4. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Force Ghost

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    I'd only ever see it for Eric Roberts, to be frank.
  5. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    I've been looking forward to this movie ever since they announced it a year or two ago. The only frustrating thing is it is coming out the same weekend as the only other movie I'm looking forward to more this summer- Scott Pilgrim vs the World; and that weekend happens to be the same weekend as C5, alas...
  6. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Well, I doubt it'll be boring.
  7. Soontir-Fel Force Ghost

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    Did you list the director, Sylvester Stalone, the greatest living American, as a con?

    GET

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  8. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    My local cineplex is having midnight showings tonight for *both* The Expendables and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. This seems a bit optimistic to me.
  9. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I am optimistic that I may one day be able to again go for five minutes on the internet without seeing someone mention Scott ******* Pilgrim.
  10. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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  11. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Eat, Pray, Love (2010)

    39 % Tomatometer

    Reviews Counted:121

    Fresh:47

    Rotten:74

    Average Rating:5.4/10

    Consensus: The scenery is nice to look at, and Julia Roberts is as luminous as ever, but without the spiritual and emotional weight of the book that inspired it, Eat Pray Love is too shallow to resonate.
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    Runtime: 2 hr. 13 min.

    Genre: Drama

    Theatrical Release: Aug 13, 2010 Wide

    Synopsis: "While trying to get pregnant, a happily married woman realizes her life needs to go in a different direction, and after a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey. Based on the memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert."

    Starring: Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, Billy Crudup, Viola Davis, Habi Subiyanto, Mike O'Malley, Tuva Novotny, Luca Argentero, Giuseppe Gandini, Andrea Di Stefano, Michael Cumpsty, Sophie Thompson, Rushita Singh, Christine Hakim, Arlene Tur, David Lyons, TJ Power, I Gusti Ayu Puspawati, A. Jay Radcliff, Gita Reddy, Welker White, Lucia Guzzardi, Silvano Rossi, Elena Arvigo, Lydia Biondi, Emma Brunetti, Chiara Brunetti, Ritvik Tyagi, Micky Dhameejani, Anakia Lapae, Ashlie Atkinson, Lisa Roberts Gillan, Ryan O'Nan, Dwayne Clark, Jennifer Kwok, Mary Testa, Elijah Tucker, Karen Trindle, Zach Dunham, Ned Leavitt, Clair Oaks, Lynn Margileth, Roberto DiPalma, Ludovica Virga, Marco Lastrucci, Jose Ramon Rosario, Remo Remotti, Vanessa Marini, Ajay Bhandari, Sd Pandey, Anand Yeshwant Bapat, Peter Davis, Shona Benson, Dean Allan Tollhurst, Richard V. Vogt

    Director: Ryan Murphy

    Screenwriter: Ryan Murphy

    Studio: Sony Pictures

    Poster: Dull

    Trailer: Not bad, but not good, either

    Pro: the cast

    Con: seems like a story that's better on the page

    Verdict: TV
  12. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    If it's better on the page it'll be an atrocious movie indeed. I read this one only for a bookclub.

    I mean, I don't want to trivialize her pain, but I'm also not interested in reading how terrible your life is when you've just gotten a huge advance/grant to travel the world and write about it.
  13. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I love how they say that it doesn't have the emotional and spiritual weight of the book when the book was about the fluffiest, shallowest book I've ever attempted to read. (I bailed early.)
  14. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Force Ghost

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    The only thing of interest is that it's shot by Bob Richardson. So... it probably looks very good.

    Aaaand that's about it.
  15. The_Face Ex-Manager

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  16. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, I haven't read it, either; I thought it was about grammar, or something.
  17. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Centurion (2010)

    54 % Tomatometer
    Reviews Counted:41

    Fresh:22

    Rotten:19

    Average Rating:5/10

    Runtime: 1 hr. 37 min.

    Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Drama

    Theatrical Release: Aug 27, 2010 Limited

    Synopsis: "CENTURION is set during the war between Roman soldiers and Pict tribesmen during the 2nd century Roman conquest of Britain. Michael Fassbender stars as Quintus Dias, Roman centurion and son of a legendary gladiator who leads a group of soldiers on a raid of a Pict camp to rescue a captured general (Dominic West). The son of the Pict leader is murdered during the raid, and the Romans find themselves hunted by a seemingly unstoppable group of the Pict?s most vicious and skilled warriors, led by a beautiful and deadly tracker (Olga Kurylenko), and hell bent on revenge.--©" Magnolia [More]

    Starring: Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko, David Morrissey, Noel Clarke, Rizwan Ahmed, J.J. Feild, Liam Cunningham, Imogen Poots, Axelle Carolyn, Riz Ahmed, Dave Legeno

    Director: Neil Marshall

    Screenwriter: Neil Marshall

    Studio: Magnolia Pictures

    Poster: Good

    Trailer: Not seen it

    Pro: Marshall, the setting

    Con: Apparently gore-fest

    Verdict: Hell, yeah.
  18. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    This looks like the movie King Arthur wishes it could have been. And I love Marshall. Can't wait to see this one.
  19. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    The cast looks very, VERY promising! I'll give this one a shot.
  20. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    This looks astoundingly great.
  21. corran2 Force Ghost

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    Any movie that has Dominic West in a leading role means I'm in.
  22. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Force Ghost

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    This has been out in theatres for a while here, but I haven't mustered up the energy to go and see it. If I did, it would be for Michael Fassbender, who I think is going to be one of the next big things as far as leading actors go.
  23. emporergerner Jedi Master

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    I will see it, but I'm not expecting much.
  24. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    The Last Exorcism (2010)

    83 % Tomatometer

    Reviews Counted:6

    Fresh:5

    Rotten:1

    Average Rating:6.2/10

    Runtime: 1 hr. 40 min.

    Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense

    Theatrical Release: Aug 27, 2010 Wide

    Synopsis: "When he arrives on the rural Louisiana farm of Louis Sweetzer, the Reverend Cotton Marcus expects to perform just another routine "exorcism" on a disturbed religious fanatic. An earnest fundamentalist, Sweetzer has contacted the charismatic preacher as a last resort, certain his teenage daughter Nell is possessed by a demon who must be exorcized before their terrifying ordeal ends in unimaginable tragedy.

    Buckling under the weight of his conscience after years of parting desperate believers with their money, Cotton and his crew plan to film a confessionary documentary of this, his last exorcism. But upon arriving at the already blood drenched family farm, it is soon clear that nothing could have prepared him for the true evil he encounters there. Now, too late to turn back, Reverend Marcus? own beliefs are shaken to the core when he and his crew must find a way to save Nell ? and themselves ? before it is too late."

    Starring: Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr, Louis Herthum, Caleb Jones, Jamie Alyson Caudle, Tony Bentley

    Director: Daniel Stamm

    Studio: Lionsgate

    Poster: Good

    Trailer: Not seen it.

    Pro: intriguing plot

    Con: too similar to "The Exorcist"?

    Verdict: TV
  25. Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus

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    When I first heard about this movie, I wasn't too interested, but the trailers have won me over a bit.