Sac, CA The Summer Movie Predictions, Gripes, Kudos, Trash Talkin, Recomendations, and Film Fanatics Thread

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  1. Deadpool Jedi Youngling

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    "They did a big ol' promotion thing at the Chinese for this movie. I had to watch the trailer for 3 hours while in line. If I ever hear Tom Hanks say, "Get the blazes out of here!" again I'm gonna scream."

    KR wins that one hands down.
  2. Kessel Runner Manager Emeritus

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    I have a couple of pictures of the promotion. They had snow filling the forecourt of the Chinese. Real snow. I was comfortable in shorts all night til they brought the snow in. Made my sweatshirt all wet too *grumble*

    I like Dreamworks, but that promotion almost made them

    DEAD. TO. ME.
  3. Deadpool Jedi Youngling

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    I found some news I thought KR would like (if he doesn't know it already)

    The West Memphis Three

    Plot Outline: Based on true events, the story of "The West Memphis Three." Three teen-agers; Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin who were tried and convicted in a triple murder case. Echols is now on deathrow and the other two are in prison for life.



    West Memphis Three (2004)
    Directed by
    Alex Steyermark

    Writing credits
    Curt Johnson



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    Genre: Drama / Crime

    Plot Outline: Based on true events, the story of "The West Memphis Three." Three teen-agers; Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin who were tried and convicted in a triple murder case. Echols is now on deathrow and the other two are in prison for life.


    Credited cast:
    Michael Pitt .... Damien Echols
    Jacob Reynolds
    Doug Hutchison .... Brent Davis
    rest of cast listed alphabetically
    J Barton
    Drea de Matteo .... Vicki Hutcheson
    Gina Gershon .... Glori Shettles
    Sophie B. Hawkins .... Gail Grinnell
    Jason Lee
    Donal Logue .... John Mark Byers
    Michael Madsen .... Gary Gittchell

  4. Kessel Runner Manager Emeritus

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    Thank goodness the word can finally be spread.
  5. TionneHawk Jedi Grand Master

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    After seeing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban last night I have a few thoughts...





















    BLOODY BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I loved this movie for several reasons. I think to really enjoy it you have to look at it apart from the books. This movie is "based on the novel" it is not a word-for-word visual depiction of the book and should not be taken as such. For continuity and time constraints, scenes innevitably have to be moved around. Though I felt that every scene that was included was letter-perfect. The characters were believeable and I felt for Lupin on screen just the way I felt for him in the book.
    Buckbeak in particular impressed me. It is difficult to capture the mannerisms and character of a live bird of prey let alone one created by a creature shop and a computer. These artists have done it! Only a "bird geek" such as myself who has spent many many hours with raptors can pick out their quirks and facial expressions in person. That these people were able to put it on screen with that accuracy blew me away. The training of the real birds was also impressive and I give great kudos to "Hedwig's" trainers in allowing Harry to pet the bird as well as have her fly to him. Most raptors don't like to be touched, but Hedwig doesn't seem to mind in the least.
    The transitions between scenes were beautiful and somewhat unexpected. Cuaron's techniques were wonderful.
    The only small thing that irked me a bit was Dumbledore. I did not love him as a grandfather figure as I did Richard Harris, but he was very very book-accurate. His lines and mannerisms were exactly as I had pictured Dumbledore from the book, but with Harris' groundwork it was hard to switch over.

    Overall, I laughed, I was awed, and I can't wait to see it again!!
  6. Kessel Runner Manager Emeritus

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    My faults with the film are small and I actually prefer Gambon's Dumbledore.

    Of course I've had 4 viewings to let the new feel settle in. I definitely was more nitpicky after the first viewing.

    But, then, I've got that relationship thing coloring everything I see right now ;)
  7. Deadpool Jedi Youngling

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    But, then, I've got that relationship thing coloring everything I see right now

    ahhhh to be young and in...well like at least.

    anyone see Riddick or anything else new this week?

    And lets predict the box office:

    I see:

    1. Riddick (pulling a narrow victory)

    2. Potter holding the # 2 spot (and depending on next weeks films getting back the #1 spot.

    3. Shrek 2 will hold out on # 3

    4. Garfield (this could beat out Shrek 2, but I'll go with #4)

    5. The Stepford Wives a distant 5th.
  8. Kessel Runner Manager Emeritus

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    No Riddick viewing for me yet. Still game if anyone wants to go though.

    As for the young and in....like

    Well, let's just say yes it's beey very fast. No question about that, but I think I'm moving past like already.
  9. Deadpool Jedi Youngling

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    Well this is how they say the box office was this weekend.

    I was wrong about a few things...ok I was wrong about all of it for the most part.

    1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban $35,000,000
    2 The Chronicles of Riddick $24,600,000
    3 Shrek 2 $24,000,000
    4 The Stepford Wives $22,200,000
    5 Garfield $21,600,000
    6 The Day After Tomorrow $14,500,000
    7 Raising Helen $3,800,000
    8 Troy $3,400,000
    9 Saved! $2,500,000
    10 Mean Girls $1,500,000


    Riddick was pretty decent, I hope they go forward with the planned sequel.

    A Sci Fi movie that doesn't suck! (and a sequel at that)...what a concept!! Sure it aint out of this world great..you wont see conventions spring up from this series of films..or lets hope not anyway.
  10. Kessel Runner Manager Emeritus

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    It seemed to me that some scenes were cut short and the others were in fact missing not just left out...I got the feeling they did film the stuff left out, We can only hope they make a Fix on the Dvd and add it back in.


    Actually, there was only scene "missing" that I know they filmed. Much of the book was not filmed. It was edited in the screenwriting process.

    Oh, and I saw Saved! today. I cannot recommend this film enough. Go See it!
  11. Deadpool Jedi Youngling

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    "Actually, there was only scene "missing" that I know they filmed. Much of the book was not filmed. It was edited in the screenwriting process. "

    That's too bad. I think they shot themselves in the foot for some of what's ahead. sure they can get around it, but they had no reason to skip some stuff that could have been done quickly and easy to boot. Oh well still a good film, just can't please everyone I suppose...welcome to Lucas's world Mr Potter.
  12. Kessel Runner Manager Emeritus

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    There are several things (like the origins of the Marauder's Map) that have already been written into Goblet of Fire.
  13. Deadpool Jedi Youngling

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    well this week:
    Century Stadium 14 is showing: Fahrenheit 9/11
    2 hr 0 min
    Buy Tickets: (11:35am), (2:15), (4:55), 7:40, 10:20.

    While I'm not sure what my week looks like due to unforseen things looming on the horizon this week.(long story).
    I am hoping to be able to check this out. it might be playing in more theaters but so far this is the only one I found.
  14. Kessel Runner Manager Emeritus

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    I am desperately looking forward to this movie. It opens the day I head to LA. I may see it while I'm down there.
  15. Deadpool Jedi Youngling

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    ok I just got back from Fahrenheit 9/11...holy poopstick batman.

    first a PACKED HOUSE on a monday night...whoa


    second wonderful piece of work. I feel for every person in this thing (except the Bush cowboy regime).

    ONE thing I'll tell you right now that up'd my respect for Mikey Moore....when he showed the 9/11 footage....NOT ONCE do you see the TOWERS or the planes hit, or the people jumping, or the towers fall...good choice we've all seen it...instead he focuses on the human reaction to it.

    he could have really driven that horror home to boost the films shock value...but didn't.


    even if you LOVE Bush..or even if you Hate Moore. Go see this film and try to draw something from it.



  16. Lord_Darth_Vader Jedi Grand Master

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    I saw Dodgeball...


    Pretty funny if you are a Ben Stiller fan. I was impressed by how buff Stiller got for this movie.

    They also had a preview of a movie called "Without a Paddle." That looks funny!
  17. Deadpool Jedi Youngling

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    Without a Paddle was that movie KDVS had a sneak preview for awile back I had a dozen tickets for you guys but nobody wanted them.

    I want to see Dodgeball, but Spider-man 2 is wens...no time for dodgeball it's web swinging time.

  18. Deadpool Jedi Youngling

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    Today is a fun day.

    I was told by someone whom I thought was a friend that I am ignorant for my love of this Michael Moore film, and that I'm the worse kind of person (we all can agree on that last one mind you.).

    I wonder if the FBI will be knocking on my door? wouldn't shock me at this point.


    keep in mind this is all based on nothing other than my review of the film, which wasn't much different then what you see above.

    So if I love spider-man 2 and write a glowing review...does that make me a Tree Huggin Commie? ...I mean I do live in Davis...but come on!!

    I sent my own set of well thought comments back to this person and I was really nice (and funny) about it....no reply. yet.



  19. Lord_Darth_Vader Jedi Grand Master

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    Well all I can say is good riddence to that said person. No worries Deadpool, there are more attitudes out there to rip apart only the way you can Deadpool! ;)
  20. Deadpool Jedi Youngling

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    Hmmmm lets see.

    yesterday I was a dangerous ignorant fool for loving Michael Moore's film.

    today I'll be a immoral jackhole for loving spider-man 2, and the irresponsible actions of people in long underwear???

    anyway.

    *just got back.

    Ok I love all things comics. I'm an addict. so my opinion on this can be down right dangerous and/or fanboy annoying.

    Ok I'll get this out the WAY first.

    Trailers.

    Anaconda 2: Sir Mix Alots Privates Return. (that's a Baby Got Back Joke for you youngsters readin this)

    and J-Lo's Huge butt aint there to take a hit for the team....errr wait that didn't sound like I thought it would.

    X-mas with the Cranks: "Or How Tim Allen can cash another paycheck thanks to Holiday filler movies." (or some poop on stick) with Tim "Tool Time" Allen and that chick from Halloween and Freaky Friday.

    The Trailer showed you the ENTIRE plot and scope of the movie...so good news is I'll never need see it now.

    CATWOMAN: Aka 9 bucks to see Halle Berry in an S&M suit.
    A Trailer SO bad one guy yelled out "Wow that looks really awful"
    (and I swear it wasn't even me) *true story


    BLADE TRINITY: This trailer ROCKS!! Can't wait...only thing bad to say is I wanted more of it...but size doesn't really matter does it?



    Ok On with the Movie review: NO SPOILERS..read on.

    The film opens with one creative way to recap the story from the first film.

    *I wont ruin it.

    This is a near perfect follow up to the first film, You really get to know Peter more this time around.

    Peter: This film is a bit more personal for Peter, He's unsure of his role in life (like many collage kids...and some adults I know)

    Tobey is great again.

    Mary Jane..her role is good, better then the first time out. She's humble in this one despite what she says. it's the actions that count.

    Doc Ock, he's great!! he chews up the scenes hes in...ok sometimes over the top. ...but he's Doc Ock...he can brush his teeth, wipe his butt, play with his Organ (I prefer the term electric piano myself) AND file paperwork...AT THE SAME TIME!!

    The ACTION is great! some creative fights I must say. The plot does slow a bit in the middle, but not much, and when it does it's for a good reason.

    Keep your ears open for a great little bit of dialog about a boy named Henry. ahhhhhhh.

    all in all. It's a dead heat on which film is better (the 1st or 2nd), they are good in different ways.



    ok that's it!! it's 3am!! I'm going to bed.







  21. JoeSunrider Jedi Master

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    I heard a rumor that there's a big part of the movie that they're keeping secret by leaving any shred of it out of the trailers. Is this true?
  22. Deadpool Jedi Youngling

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    I sorta ignored the last few trailers and I didn't see any Tv spots. So I'm not sure what that would be as far as left out.

    But yeah FINALLY SOMEONE GOT IT RIGHT and is playing these movies like a comic book!! bringing in characters and setting up subplots to boil down the road!!

    So we get a glimpse of what will happen, but here's the thing it's not a cliffhanger or anything...not really. What you see might not come into play in the next movie


    The only Cliff hanger is how at the end Mary Jane is stepping on the film set for her new acting job as a porn star.

  23. Deadpool Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 22, 2002
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    This Week:

    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
    Will Ferrell stars as a popular 70s newsman who is challenged by an attractive and capable female reporter.

    Looks funny. I'll see it...soon enough.

    King Arthur
    Clive Owen plays the once and future king in this realistic version of the classic story.

    Undecided. doesn't look that great. but might make a nice mind numbing bit of fun.

    slepover
    In the summer after 8th grade, four teenage girls have a slumber party which turns into a wild and memorable night.

    someday..this movie will see a remake with Kate Winslet and Deadpool.

    hmmmmm I'm thinking LDV's got tickets on Fandango already....write us a review big guy.



  24. Kessel Runner Manager Emeritus

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    Well, Zatoichi was pushed back....AGAIN, but while in LA I saw:

    Spiderman (twice)
    Chronicles of RIddick
    PoA on IMAX
    Farenheit 911

    Riddick was OK, but not great, IMHO. The final half hour was great though. Spiderman was bloody brilliant. One of the top three best comic book films ever. Past X2 I think.
  25. Deadpool Jedi Youngling

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    Ahh my love of all things comicbook related. *prepare for comic geek rant.

    for me Spiderman 2 is the best superhero film so far....shoot I dang near cried at the L Train scene.


    So far Marvels got the goods and all DC can get off the ground is...Catwoman...good choice. Better hope plenty of horny men have some cash left over from the strip club otherwise Catwoman aint gonna land on her paws.

    Batman Begins better rock..hard.


    I love X-men 1 & 2 (X3 better have Havok and Deadpool in it!!...ok maybe just havok)

    I thought Hulk was decent (a beautiful film visual wise especially)

    Daredevil left much to desire but I still liked it.
    have to admit the idea of Hayden Christensen playing Matt Murdock in DD 2 sounds kinda cool.

    Blade 1.2 and soon 3 were pretty dang good (I'll assume 3 will be good, trailer looks good)

    Never saw The Punisher. Dvd should be out soon....no hurry.

    I still for the life of me imagine what a Man-Thing movie is gonna be like. I've read a few stories...but a Movie?! odd.

    Fantastic Four could be good..some of the casting seems about right..but I wish Sean Astin was directing.
    I think as a joke somewhere they should replace the opening night prints of the film with the Roger Corman unrealsed F.F movie....that would be a riot.

    and lots more on the way:
    Iron Fist: Starring Ray "Half a Maul" Park
    Cap America: Possibly with Brad Pitt.
    Iron Man: Possible Tom Cruise
    GI Joe and Transformers Live action films
    Green Hornet: Written by Kevin Smith (hope its better then his Superman script)


    *end Geek boy Comic Rant.


    *Edit for Below:
    At least i followed some of Deadpools advice...I didnt rent Paycheck

    Good Girl. saved your soul you did.

    And congrats on Post # 100!!

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