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Movies you are most looking forward to

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Sunday, August 28, 2011 9:08 AM

OPPYH



Yes, Hammer films has returned a couple years ago but they haven't gone back to their Victorian Gothic horror roots....until now. Man I cannot wait to see this one.


George Lucas looks to be making good movies again.


Spielberg too? Awesome.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011 10:21 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


I'm sure I've heard of a few more, but the only ones I can think of right now are Apollo 18 and Adventures of Tintin.



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Sunday, August 28, 2011 11:12 AM

LWAVES


I was actually coming on to this site just now thinking about posting a thread like this as a sort of follow up to the Best Of 2011 So Far thread.
You already did it so thanks I guess.

I too am looking forward to The Woman In Black. It's a great story and one of my faves of all time. Hopefully they'll do it justice. It'll also be interesting to see how Radcliffe fairs now that Harry Potter is done. He was good in November Boys so there is some promise.

The only others I have a real, solid interest in that are released this year or early next year are:

Tintin - Spielberg + Jackson.
Hugo - And now for something completely different. It's Scorcese so I'm pretty much in from the start and I like the fact that he's trying his hand at a family adventure movie - despite what the naysayers may think.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - Gary Oldman seems to fit the role of Smiley in the similar way to what Alec Guiness did. With a top notch supporting cast and excellent looking trailer this could be an great remake.

There are other movies that I have a passing interest in and will probably see at some point bit these few are the main ones.

And lest we forget there is also the next Twilight film. Anyone here willingly going to see it?
Nope, I didn't think so.


There really hasn't been any huge, must-see releases this year. There have been great films, surprising films and highly entertaining movies but nothing on the scale of Dark Knight, Potter, Inception or Toy Story etc. The rest of the year doesn't seem to have any either.
Of course the rest of next year is a different story with The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, Dark Shadows and The Hobbit to name a few.



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Sunday, August 28, 2011 1:15 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Lwaves, thanks for reminding me of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. That's another one I have high hopes for.



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Monday, August 29, 2011 1:49 AM

DJD


Tintin
The hobbit films
Judge Dredd

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Monday, August 29, 2011 4:00 AM

ZEEK


Avengers, Cabin in the Woods, Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit, Superman: Man of Steel (or whatever it's being called). I'll give Spiderman a tentative looking forward to. That one seems to be on the edge.

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Monday, August 29, 2011 5:11 AM

STORYMARK


I'm looking forward, to varying degrees, the big releases (Avengers, Dark Knight, Hobbit, etc).

Beyond those, I'm looking forward to:

Illysium - Niel Blomkamp's fllow-up to district 13. Don't know much about it other than it's Sci-Fi, and there have been pics of Matt Damon made up as some sort of wounded cyborg that have piqued my interest.

Pacific Rim - Guillermo Del Toro's giant monster movie, currently shooting.

Gravity - Alphonso Curan's new sci-fi survival thriller with Sandra Bullock and George Cloony. It's essentially the sub drowning scene from The Abyss expanded to feature length, but is supposed to feature some really impressive photography, utilizing the ultra-long takes he used in Children of Men.

Real Steel - The premise - fighting robots - should be stupid, Im not a fan of the director, and I find the producer to be one of the biggest jerks in Hollywood. But it's from a Richard Mattheson story, so points for that, and the trailers have gotten better each time, so I'm curious.

Prometheus - Ridley Scott's not-Alien prequel. I'm just happy to see Scott dabbling in Sci Fi again. Even when his movies are bad, they're often more interesting (and almost assuredly more visually interesting) than most Hollywood fare, so I'm very excited.

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Monday, August 29, 2011 10:01 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Oppy's post was all about films coming out later this year so that's what I was thinking about too. If we're expanding it to next year then there would have to be more on my list.

Just took a look at the cast list of Spielberg's War Horse, now that one's on my list too.



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Monday, August 29, 2011 10:10 AM

STORYMARK


I don't think Oopy was limiting it to this year - as two of his three pics are coming next year.

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Monday, August 29, 2011 10:39 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Okay, my bad. I saw that 2011 in the header for the Red Tails trailer, and War Horse will be out in December, and I didn't check but had already heard a lot about Woman in Black and assumed it was this year too.



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Monday, August 29, 2011 10:43 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


So for next year, definitely looking forward to:

The Hobbit
The Avengers
Cabin in the Woods

IMDB is showing Elysium for 2013, so I'll add that one for that year along with Serenity 2: Revenge of the Alliance.



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Monday, August 29, 2011 10:53 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:


IMDB is showing Elysium for 2013,





Wow, didn't realize it was slated for that far out. They've been shooting for a month or so. Must have some serious FX work.

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Monday, August 29, 2011 1:33 PM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Originally posted by lwaves:

Quote:

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - Gary Oldman seems to fit the role of Smiley in the similar way to what Alec Guiness did. With a top notch supporting cast and excellent looking trailer this could be an great remake.


Hey L. Doesn't he just eh? I thought the same thing when I saw the trailer. I'm not a huge fan of Goldman as I think he has a tendency to overact. However I must admit for this he seems absolutely perfect. Do you remember the original series with Guiness back in the 80's? I imagine like me you were still a kid back then but I do recall it being a huge TV event at the time. My dad would watch it religiously. I think this will be an interesting update.

Otherwise.

THE THING. I'm a touch wary of this prequel/remake/reboot/reimagining but I must admit, being a fan of both the 50's one and the 80's one I'm hoping this remake will do it's predecessor's justice and serve as a worthy addition to the story.

THE MUPPETS. I just can't help but love the muppets. So this one I hope to go see with my nieces and nephews. Should be fun.

Looking a little further still:
PROMETHEUS has my interest piqued. When I saw Avatar I did wonder at what Alien would 'feel' like had Scott the 3D technology back then. It seems like the ultimate film for current 3D, and Scott's abilities, as the best for such technology. So I have high hopes.

JOHN CARTER Interested to see what Andrew Stanton, who cut his teeth directing animation will do with a live action feature.

THE AVENGERS Apparently the guy who did Buffy is making this... So sure why not.



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Monday, August 29, 2011 1:41 PM

OPPYH


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
Okay, my bad. I saw that 2011 in the header for the Red Tails trailer, and War Horse will be out in December, and I didn't check but had already heard a lot about Woman in Black and assumed it was this year too.




The Woman in Black was slated to be released in August of this year, but got pushed back to February. I have no problem with that.

On a side note 2 films That got released this month that I was interested in seeing have tanked. Horrible numbers. Conan, and Fright Night. I was shocked to see that Conan the Barbarians budget was upward of $90 million(I think it has earned 16 so far). Fright Night on the other hand was written by Marti Noxon(one of my favorite Buffy writers) and was shocked that there was so little interest in it. My friend watched it and said it was pretty awesome. Lots of suspense, and very well written. I still plan on seeing both.

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Monday, August 29, 2011 3:15 PM

RIVERTAM1

Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayl!


Knights of Badassdom!

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Monday, August 29, 2011 4:56 PM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by OPPYH:


On a side note 2 films That got released this month that I was interested in seeing have tanked. Horrible numbers. Conan, and Fright Night. I was shocked to see that Conan the Barbarians budget was upward of $90 million(I think it has earned 16 so far). Fright Night on the other hand was written by Marti Noxon(one of my favorite Buffy writers) and was shocked that there was so little interest in it. My friend watched it and said it was pretty awesome. Lots of suspense, and very well written. I still plan on seeing both.




Fright Night was very good. Just saw it last night, and really liked it.

Conan... it wasn't terrible....

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011 12:11 AM

LWAVES


Quote:

Originally posted by THESOMNAMBULIST:
Originally posted by lwaves:

Quote:

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - Gary Oldman seems to fit the role of Smiley in the similar way to what Alec Guiness did. With a top notch supporting cast and excellent looking trailer this could be an great remake.


Hey L. Doesn't he just eh? I thought the same thing when I saw the trailer. I'm not a huge fan of Goldman as I think he has a tendency to overact. However I must admit for this he seems absolutely perfect. Do you remember the original series with Guiness back in the 80's? I imagine like me you were still a kid back then but I do recall it being a huge TV event at the time. My dad would watch it religiously. I think this will be an interesting update.



Hey Som,
We agree again. One of these days we are going to disagree about something and it will set off the chain reaction that will cause the end of the world in 2012.

I've been a fan of Gary Oldman's work for many years since Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead (excellent, highly underrated movie) but I do agree that he can overact at times. Although I do think this tends to happen in what could be called 'paycheck' movies.
Yeah I was a kid when TTSS was on TV but I remember wanting to watch it because it had Ben Kenobi in it!! My dad watched it religiously too but I did get to see Smiley's People when that aired - which was also excellent. Many years later I borrowed a video copy off a friend and finally watched TTSS. Classic TV.

I've just read that Empire magazine has given it 5 stars and summarises it with:
"Utterly absorbing, extremely smart and - considering this is a sad, shabby, drably grey-green world of obsessives, misfits, misfits, misdirection, disillusionment, self-delusion and treachery - quite beautifully executed."
Sounds like this could be up for awards when that season is here again.


And on a final note I have to second RiverTam1 for mentioning Knights Of Badassdom. I just hope it turns out to be as good as it's potential.



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Tuesday, August 30, 2011 1:42 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Originally posted by lwaves:

Quote:

Hey Som,
We agree again. One of these days we are going to disagree about something and it will set off the chain reaction that will cause the end of the world in 2012.


Ha, Ha. Lets agree: never to cross the streams.
:D

Quote:

I've been a fan of Gary Oldman's work for many years since Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead (excellent, highly underrated movie) but I do agree that he can overact at times. Although I do think this tends to happen in what could be called 'paycheck' movies.


Yes I did consider that when I wrote the remark. I think it's something that is often a requirement for British actors. Y'know because of the whole thing about how they make for great villains. I was pleased with the way Nolan used him the Batman films though.

Quote:

I've just read that Empire magazine has given it 5 stars and summarises it with:
"Utterly absorbing, extremely smart and - considering this is a sad, shabby, drably grey-green world of obsessives, misfits, misfits, misdirection, disillusionment, self-delusion and treachery - quite beautifully executed."


Sounds tantalising.

Oh and I forgot to mention Sherlock Holmes 2. Looking forward to that also.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011 2:28 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Quote:

Originally posted by RiverTam1:
Knights of Badassdom!


How could I have forgotten? Sorry about that, Summer.



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Tuesday, August 30, 2011 9:14 PM

RIVERTAM1

Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayl!


You should be ashamed! Forgetting Summer's new movie! hahaha

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011 2:44 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


I'm down on my knees in front of my autographed River Tam cover Serenity comic, bowing and chanting, "I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy!"



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Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:51 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Hey Sleepy,

I like your choices, can I add one: The Immortals

http://immortalsmovie.com/splash/index.html

Aside from sci-fi, I love epic adventure-battle movies. This one looks to be a good one in the style of 300.


SGG

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Sunday, May 26, 2024 3:17 PM

JAYNEZTOWN


Perhaps a small overseas film maybe thriller or scifi


maybe a US indie horror production


the movie industry seemed to die 2014, 2015 to 2016, Batman Begins 2005 was considered a high culture product, you had other products Star Wars, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings, Iron Man a 2008 film, The Avengers 2012 film there was one big final blockbuster Avengers End Game.

What is there to watch now
Maybe some Japanese Chinese or S.Korean movie on Robots or Mutants or AI or something, Japan monster movies can be worth a view.

Too many Hollywood flops now so pretty much giving up on Hollyweird

not all will flop but the Superhero comicbook thing is mostly dead, Barbie and Oppenheimer can make money.

Some of the Video Game cartoon stuff Playstation Xbox adapted to tv / movies seem ok


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Sunday, May 26, 2024 3:44 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Hollywood's problem right now is the budgets, plain and simple.

Just because they're almost all flopping doesn't mean that they're all bad movies. The overall quality has certainly improved now that all the DEI departments have been liquidated and Joe Biden*'s economy killed Woke.

But we're nearly 5 months into the year and haven't even cracked 3/4 of a Billion on a single movie, and only three movies have grossed over 1/2 a Billion.

And the budgets of all of these other studios are starting to resemble the average budget for all of Disney's failures last year. Those budgets were fine in 2019 when there were multiple Billion dollar movies put out every year and plenty of movies that would get pretty close to that. Not in Joe Biden*'s America in 2024 though.

This situation is untenable. They need to adapt or die.

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Sunday, May 26, 2024 7:08 PM

JAYNEZTOWN


Tome Cruise and an expensive CGI Aircraft battle is still a big seller, Barbie and Oppenheimer but other stuff is not selling


Quote:

Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:

But we're nearly 5 months into the year and haven't even cracked 3/4 of a Billion on a single movie, and only three movies have grossed over 1/2 a Billion.



if your profits are smaller how about trying to cut costs?

example the indie horror scifi video game or documentary stuff

or Japan,

Godzilla Minus One
Budget $11 million
Box Office $120 million?

made over ten times its own budget?

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Sunday, May 26, 2024 9:31 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by JAYNEZTOWN:
Tome Cruise and an expensive CGI Aircraft battle is still a big seller, Barbie and Oppenheimer but other stuff is not selling


Quote:

Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:

But we're nearly 5 months into the year and haven't even cracked 3/4 of a Billion on a single movie, and only three movies have grossed over 1/2 a Billion.



if your profits are smaller how about trying to cut costs?

example the indie horror scifi video game or documentary stuff

or Japan,

Godzilla Minus One
Budget $11 million
Box Office $120 million?

made over ten times its own budget?



Well you quoted my 3rd sentence but skipped the first one.

Quote:

Hollywood's problem right now is the budgets, plain and simple.


I've been railing on the budgets since I started talking about movies in the CINEMA board, but I've been banging that drum twice as hard in 2024.

The budgets are Hollywood's #1 problem now that all the woke crap was cancelled.

I brought up actor's salaries in The Fall Guy Failure Thread. If Ryan Gosling made $20 Million and Emily Blunt made $5 Million, that's an additional $62.5 Million that the production company needs to make in theaters for the movie to break even just for those two actor's salaries.

The Fall Guy cost $125 Million to make, it has grossed $144 Million worldwide so far and still needs to make an additional $168.5 Million to break even.

It likely won't hit $200 Million worldwide before it's out of theaters, and it needed $312.5 Million to break even. Even bringing the pay for the two main actors down to earth weren't going to save this movie, but about half of the studio's losses on The Fall Guy will be because of how much Gosling and Blunt were paid.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024 10:26 AM

JAYNEZTOWN


another Godzillia-ish thing?


something from South Korea maybe

indie US movies grow, European movies, Chinese is inspired by manga and anime they have their own movie industry, in South Korea "The Tower" is a mysterious structure that is completely enclosed and hosts many unique environments, Tower of God is a South Korean manhwa released as a webtoon written and illustrated by S.I.U. It has been serialized in Naver Corporation's webtoon platform, this time Japanese copy South Korea, it received an anime television series adaptation by Telecom Animation Film that first premiered on Naver Series On in South Korea, and aired in Japan immediately afterward. According to the author, each floor is the size of the North American continent. Living on the top floors is associated with a higher status in the Tower and better living conditions. Is this South Korea's Christian story? Limbo is a concept in Roman Catholic theology12that refers to the afterlife condition of those who die in original sin without being assigned to the Hell of the Damned. This is because ascension from one floor to the next is only allowed by passing increasingly difficult tests of strength, dexterity and wit. Each floor often has its own culture, language and governance systems, and it is not uncommon to have nations living in isolation and unaware of the existence of the tower.



Hollyweird should keep their budgets under 200 Millions, its beyond a train-wreck now



Tv a lot of it jumped the shark,
seems 'The Boys' character 'Fire-Cracker' is a Texan redneck girl MTG



other movies?

I watched some 40 films at this year's Sydney Film Festival. Here are my top five picks - and one hilarious flop

https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/274419591/i-watched-some-40-films-
at-this-year-sydney-film-festival-here-are-my-top-five-picks---and-one-hilarious-flop

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