Amph Preview of Coming Attractions: 21 Jump Street

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  1. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Jun 4, 1999
    star 7
    Yeah, he was the executive producer of West Wing who took over as showrunner and writer when Sorkin left after Season 4.

  2. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Nov 2, 2000
    star 8
    My instincts say that whenever a movie shows up and promises to like define modern life or whatever to run for the exits.
  3. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    Little Fockers (2010)

    Tomatometer: 9 per cent

    Average Rating: 3.6/10
    Reviews Counted: 44
    Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 40

    "As star-studded as it is heartbreakingly lazy, Little Fockers takes the top-grossing trilogy to embarrassing new lows."

    Audience: 88 per cent
    want to see
    Want To See: 47510
    Not Interested: 6385

    Genre: Comedy

    Synopsis: "The story is set around Greg and Pam, from Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers, raising their mischievous son who makes their lives a wreck."

    Rated: PG-13 [See Full Rating] for mature sexual humor throughout, language and some drug content

    Running Time: 1 hr. 38 min.

    In Theaters: Dec 22, 2010 Wide

    Distributor:Universal Pictures

    Directed By: Paul Weitz

    Written By: Larry Stuckey, John Hamburg

    Cast: Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Dustin Hoffman, Barbara Striesand & Blythe Danner
  4. JohnWesleyDowney Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 27, 2004
    star 5

    Owen Wilson's in it? Forget it! I'd rather listen to chalk scraping across a blackboard for two hours than listen to his voice. It's the most nasal, grating voice in the movie industry.
  5. Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 27, 1999
    star 6
    Did this series really need to be a trilogy? The first one was only midly funny, second one just looked bad. This one looks worse. Poor Robert DeNiro.
  6. Champion of the Force Force Ghost

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    Dec 27, 1999
    star 4
    I'm a little surprised it took them this long (6 years) to release another sequel (Meet The Parents was released in 2000 - 10 years ago).

    The trailer looked pretty lame. I don't plans on seeing it.
  7. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Nov 2, 2000
    star 8
    The trailer for this made me want to slit my wrists. Well, someone's, not necessarily mine.
  8. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    Wilson beat you to it.

    (Oh, that's so tasteles...:p)
  9. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    star 6
    Season of the Witch (2010)

    Tomatometer: 2 per cent (that's not a misprint)

    Average Rating: 3.4/10
    Reviews Counted: 57
    Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 56

    "Slow, cheap-looking, and dull, Season of the Witch fails even as unintentional comedy."

    Average Rating: 3.7/10
    Critic Reviews: 17
    Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 17

    Audience: 67 per cent liked it
    Average Rating: 3.6/5
    User Ratings: 36417

    Movie Info

    Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy

    Synopsis: "Oscar (R) winner Nicolas Cage (National Treasure, Ghost Rider) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Hellboy II) star in this supernatural action adventure about a heroic Crusader and his fellow soldier who must transport a woman accused of being a witch to a remote monastery. The arduous journey across perilous terrain tests their strength and courage as they discover the girl's secret and find themselves battling a terrifyingly powerful force that will determine the fate of the world. -- (C) Relativity Media"

    Rated: PG-13 [See Full Rating] for thematic elements, violence and disturbing content

    Running Time: 1 hr. 38 min.

    In Theaters: Jan 7, 2011 Wide

    Distributor:Relativity Media

    Directed By: Dominic Sena

    Written By: Bragi F. Schut

    Cast: Nicholas Cage, Ron Perlman

    Poster: Fair

    Trailer: Not bad

    Pro: Cage & Perlman have been good in the past (in Cage's case, the far past)

    Con: Cage seems to choose his movie scripts when he's stoned

    Verdict: Only watch if *you're* stoned

    The worst part is that this story could have been done well if Hollywood was interested in quality, which of course, it isn't. Of course, release in early January means the studio knows this is a clunker.
  10. Merlin_Ambrosius69 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 4, 2008
    star 5
    My wife and I agree the trailer for this looks cool and fun, and we're looking forward to seeing it. What can we say? -- we're suckers for werewolves and witches and castles (oh my!). It certainly looks a sight better than Cage's National Treasure movies, or Ghost Rider, or his execrable Wicker Man remake.
  11. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    Actually, the trailer did look interesting, and that's why it is a disappointing to see a 2 per cent critical rating. Are the critics dumping on Cage (which seems to be a sport these days) or is it really that bad? Hard to say.
  12. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Mar 19, 1999
    star 7
    Don't know whether the movie's good or bad but that much is hard to dispute. lol
  13. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    Just Go with It (2011)

    Tomatometer: 8

    Average Rating: 3.8/10
    Reviews Counted: 16
    Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 14

    No consensus yet.
    No Score Yet...

    Average Rating: N/A
    Critic Reviews: 4
    Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 4

    Audience 83

    Want To See: 14,513

    Movie Info

    Genre: Comedy, Romance

    Synopsis: "In Just Go With It, a plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in... In Just Go With It, a plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant's kids become involved, and everyone heads off for a weekend in Hawaii that will change all their lives. -- (C) Sony Less"

    Rated: PG-13 [See Full Rating] for frequent crude and sexual content, partial nudity, brief drug references and language

    Running Time: 1 hr. 50 min.

    In Theaters: Feb 11, 2011 Wide

    Distributor:Sony Pictures

    Directed By: Dennis Dugan

    Written By: Allan Loeb, Timothy Dowling

    Cast: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Anniston, Nicole Kidman

    Poster: Dumb

    Trailer: Dumber

    Pro: Dunno

    Con: Do know

    Verdict: Not on your tintype

    This is a remake of "Cactus Flower" and if you thought Walter Matthau and Ingrid Bergman were an odd couple, just try Sandler and Anniston.
  14. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    star 8
    What is Nicole Kidman doing?!
  15. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    Hall Pass:

    Average Rating: 4.8/10
    Reviews Counted: 45
    Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 31

    Average Rating: 4.6/10
    Critic Reviews: 22
    Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 16

    Some filmgoers may be surprised by the Farrellys' defense of traditional domestic values in Hall Pass -- unfortunately, they'll probably also be dismayed by the absence of laughs.

    Movie Info

    Genre: Comedy

    Synopsis: "Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) are best friends who have a lot in common, including the fact that they have each been married for many years. But when the two men begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives (Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate) take a bold approach to revitalizing their marriages: granting them a "hall pass," one week of freedom to do whatever they want...no questions asked. At first, it sounds like a dream come true for Rick and Fred. But it isn't long before they discover that their expectations of the single life-and themselves-are completely, and hilariously, out of sync with reality.-- (C) Warner Bros"

    Rated: R [See Full Rating] for crude and sexual humor throughout, language, some graphic nudity and drug use

    Running Time: 1 hr. 38 min.

    In Theaters: Feb 25, 2011 Wide

    Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

    Directed By: Bobby Farrelly , Peter Farrelly

    Cast: Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate

    Poster: Blah

    Trailer: Blah Blah

    Pro: Blah Blah Blah

    Con: Blah Blah Blah Blah

    Verdict: When American male comedians get beyond the age of making movies with infantile males as heroes, their careers are in trouble. Yes, I mean you, Owen Wilson, Jim Carrey, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler...


  16. Mr44 VIP

    Member Since:
    May 21, 2002
    star 6
    This looks horrible. The only joke that looks like it might be even slightly funny- the "fish out of water/let's pick up chicks at Applebees" pun looks to be repeated over and over, which means that pesky things like plot and writing and acting don't have to take up space in the movie. And since everyone can see that pun for free in the trailer, there's no reason to actually see the film.

    Verdict: When American male comedians get beyond the age of making movies with infantile males as heroes, their careers are in trouble. Yes, I mean you, Owen Wilson, Jim Carrey, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler...

    agreed. But then again, it looks like this is doing quite well at the box office, at least for now, so who knows?
  17. Havac Former Moderator

    Member Since:
    Sep 29, 2005
    star 7
    Too bad they wasted a pretty good cast on what looks like a completely unfunny movie.
  18. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 3, 2005
    star 5
    I won't pay to see this, but the presence of both J.B. Smoove and Richard Jenkins could lure me. Those guys are actually inherently funny, unlike most comic "stars."
  19. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Nov 2, 2000
    star 8
    Right, what a drudgery it must be to be married to Christina Applegate.
  20. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    Paul (2011)

    68 per cent

    Average Rating: 6.1/10
    Reviews Counted: 115
    Fresh: 78 | Rotten: 37

    It doesn't measure up to Pegg and Frost's best work, but Paul is an amiably entertaining -- albeit uneven -- road trip comedy with an intergalactic twist.


    Critical Consenus: "It doesn't measure up to Pegg and Frost's best work, but Paul is an amiably entertaining -- albeit uneven -- road trip comedy with an intergalactic twist."

    Audience: 79 per cent liked it

    Average Rating: 3.9/5
    User Ratings: 33,071

    Genre: Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy

    Synopsis: "Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite for the comedy adventure Paul as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America's UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road... Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite for the comedy adventure Paul as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America's UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town -- a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost). Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes. Paul is directed by Superbad's Greg Mottola, from a story by Pegg & Frost. Joining the comedy's cast are Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, Joe Lo Truglio, John Carroll Lynch, David Koechner and Sigourney Weaver. -- (C) Universal Less"

    Rated: R ? See Full Rating for language including sexual references, and some drug use

    Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min.

    Distributor:Universal Pictures

    Directed By: Greg Mottola

    Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig

    Poster: Not bad

    Trailer: Not bad

    Pro: That cast

    Con: The reviews are kind of...average

    Verdict: Like to see this one
  21. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 8, 2004
    star 6
    Anyone feel like this movie could just as easily be called Roger?

    [image=http://images.wikia.com/americandad/images/d/db/Bio-roger.jpg]

    [image=http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhtdajEKTs1qdte7yo1_500.jpg]
  22. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    Source Code (2011)

    92 Average Rating: 7.4/10
    Reviews Counted: 52
    Fresh: 48 | Rotten: 4

    Consensus: "Finding the human story amidst the action, director Duncan Jones and charming Jake Gyllenhaal craft a smart, satisfying sci-fi thriller."

    91 Average Rating: 7.8/10
    Critic Reviews: 11
    Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 1

    Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy

    Synopsis: "When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he's ever known, he learns he's part of a government experiment called the "Source Code," a program that enables him to cross over into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack. Filled with mind-boggling twists and heart-pounding suspense, Source Code is a smart action-thriller directed by Duncan Jones (Moon) also starring Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye, Due Date), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed), and Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace, Syriana). -- (C) Summit Less"

    Rated: PG-13 ? See Full Rating for some violence including disturbing images, and for language

    Running Time: 1 hr. 34 min.

    In Theaters: Apr 1, 2011 Wide

    Distributor:Summit Entertainment

    Directed By: Duncan Jones

    Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright

    Poster: Okay

    Trailer: A real egg of a trailer makes this movie look like a dozen of others.

    Pro: the reviews

    Con: the trailer

    Verdict: Probably
  23. JohnWesleyDowney Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 27, 2004
    star 5

    Trailer: A real egg of a trailer makes this movie look like a dozen of others

    Rogue's creative commentary on this in the trailer park was especially entertaining.

    Yes, it's a highly derivative movie, directed by David Bowie's son.
  24. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    Hanna (2011)

    100

    Average Rating: 8/10
    Reviews Counted: 6
    Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 0

    No consensus yet.
    No Score Yet...

    Average Rating: N/A
    Critic Reviews: 2
    Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 0

    audience 86 per cent

    want to see
    User Ratings: 7,424
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    Movie Info

    Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure

    "Synopsis: A teenage girl goes out into the world for the first time - and has to battle for her life. Director Joe Wright weaves elements of dark fairy tales into the adventure thriller Hanna, filmed on location in Europe and Morocco. Hanna (played by Academy... A teenage girl goes out into the world for the first time - and has to battle for her life. Director Joe Wright weaves elements of dark fairy tales into the adventure thriller Hanna, filmed on location in Europe and Morocco. Hanna (played by Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan of Atonement, also directed by Joe Wright) is 16 years old. She is bright, inquisitive, and a devoted daughter. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a soldier; these come from being raised by her widowed father Erik (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of North Finland. Erik has taught Hanna to hunt, put her through extreme self-defense workouts, and home-schooled her with only an encyclopedia and a book of fairy tales. Hanna has been living a life unlike any other teenager; her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. But out in the world there is unfinished business for Hanna's family, and it is with a combination of pride and apprehension that Erik realizes his daughter can no longer be held back. -- (C) Focus Features Less"

    Rated: PG-13 ? See Full Rating for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual material and language

    Running Time: 1 hr. 51 min.

    In Theaters: Apr 8, 2011 Wide

    Distributor:Focus Features

    Directed By: Joe Wright

    Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Jason Flemyng, Olivia Williams

    Poster: Striking

    Trailer: Haven't seen one yet

    Pro: Cast

    Con: The child fighting machine has been done

    Verdict: Possibly
  25. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    Thor (2011)

    Tomatometer: 95

    Average Rating: 6.8/10
    Reviews Counted: 56
    Fresh: 53 | Rotten: 3

    Average Rating: N/A
    Critic Reviews: 2
    Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 0

    Audience: 95

    want to see
    User Ratings: 56,192

    Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy

    Synopsis: "The epic adventure "Thor" spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the mystical realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. As a result,... The epic adventure "Thor" spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the mystical realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. As a result, Thor is banished to Earth, where he is forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade Earth, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero."

    Rated: PG-13

    Running Time: 2 hr. 10 min.

    In Theaters: May 6, 2011 Wide

    Distributor:paramount Pictures

    Directed By: Kenneth Branagh

    Written By: Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne

    Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Jaimie Alexander

    Poster: Good

    Trailer: Not yet seen

    Pro: Hopkins and Skarsgaard, the reviews (which are excellent)

    Con: Don't know the actors playing Thor or Loki, and I do know Branagh (as a director)

    Verdict: I had all sorts of reservations about this movie, but the critics are very positive about it.