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New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby mistero » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:37 am

My wife took me to see this nonsense.

Take 50 percent People Magazine, 25 percent lifetime movie and 25 percent ABC family holiday special mix it all together ,find someone who has a free 20 minutes to write a plot, mix in some really crappy Bon Jovi music and shazam! Worst movie ever.


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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:22 am

At least movie theater popcorn is delicious. I'm almost willing to waste $18 on tickets (not for this turd of a movie) just to go in and spend $6 for popcorn.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby mitch » Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:47 pm

I am so lucky to be married to my wife.

Two movies over the Christmas weekend:

Her choice: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Gotta say, it was a hell of a lot of fun; the best in that series. Tom Cruise may be a closeted L. Ron Hubbard loving loon, but he was great here...although the supporting cast of Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, and especially Paula Patton(drool) really made the movie.

My choice: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. My wife really got into the mystery, having not read the book nor seen the Swedish version. I really liked it...but I'm not quite willing to say it was better than the Noomi Rapace film...gotta think about it for awhile yet.

"New Years Eve"? I wouldn't watch that at gunpoint.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby Orenthal » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:29 pm

You guys are nuts, that cast is INSANE! Halle Berry as a introvert shy about her looks? IRONIC!
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:56 pm

You are such a Cleveland Schill I wouldn't doubt that you like movie just because Berry is in it.

Go download Homeland OJ. We need your thoughts on it. Even if it takes twenty minutes to decode you anymore.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby Orenthal » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:09 pm

Think I will. Woul give me a good break from reading...

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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:10 pm

Orenthal wrote:*I am a poor communicator.
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Well, if it's any consolation, it's not an important skill to possess. ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby Orenthal » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:42 pm

I'm still waiting for the ability to lay a finger upon my temple and beam the arcane complexity of my thoughts into lesser minds.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby swerb » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:44 pm

My wife actually tried to get me to go see this. I had to draw the line.

Then she asked me why I always get to pick the movies. To which I replied, "Because all the movies you like suck."
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:56 pm

^ a stronger man than JB, who I am sure is seeing this just as he saw Valentine's Day
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby mitch » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:56 pm

swerb wrote:My wife actually tried to get me to go see this. I had to draw the line.

Then she asked me why I always get to pick the movies. To which I replied, "Because all the movies you like suck."


My balls shriveled up into their "happy place" after reading that.

Give it time. Luckily, Clarissa and I have developed an understanding when it comes to movies that I KNOW she'll hate...although I'll still try to get her to watch certain DVDs that I think she MIGHT enjoy.

Worked really well for when she finally saw "Star Trek". Not so good for "Inception".

"Black Swan" impressed her with Natalie's performance, but she hated the weirdness.

Basically, it's called 'picking your battles'. That, and remembering to NOT bring up the fact that you think "Willy Wonka" is the worst film of the 20th century in front of her in mixed company. :spanky:
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:02 am

Pfft...America doesn't make movies anymore.

We make bad remakes and shitbomb CGI abortions. Nothing to see here.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby mitch » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:11 am

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Pfft...America doesn't make movies anymore.

We make bad remakes and shitbomb CGI abortions. Nothing to see here.


CDT, I am an Information Security Professional, and I can help you now that E0y has hacked your account.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:21 am

I'm an extreme cynic when comes to US movies. it's wall to wall unoriginal garbage and shitty remakes and sequels. I will end up seeing Fincher's remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, but I will still wonder why a damn remake was even needed when then Swedish films were fine to begin with.

Can't wait for the Hangover 3........
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby mitch » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:45 am

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I'm an extreme cynic when comes to US movies. it's wall to wall unoriginal garbage and shitty remakes and sequels. I will end up seeing Fincher's remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, but I will still wonder why a damn remake was even needed when then Swedish films were fine to begin with.

Can't wait for the Hangover 3........


Hmmm...not sure that I totally disagree with you. It really is just a coincidence that I stopped doing reviews in what I consider as the worst year of movies in the last decade (I'm not kidding here...my decision to step down is 100% related to real life placing higher demands on me at this time).

However, as bad as things are now, there are still glimpses of hope out there.

The Descendants
Drive
Ides of March
The Social Network
Black Swan
Winter's Bone
Inception
Up In the Air
Inglorious Basterds
Wall-E
Juno
Eastern Promises
World Trade Center
A History of Violence
Inside Man
Munich
Sin City

These are American films since 2005 that I consider worthy.

Hangover 3? I refuse to watch Hangover 2...and that was after expressing my appreciation of the original. Sadly, they chose to pull the same shit as they did when they made Airplane 2
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:49 am

FTR:

1) I didn't hack CDT's account, I hacked CDT

2) Drive was effin awesome.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:13 am

Inglorious Basterds?

Really?

It's a cool movie, but it's more of a early 20's frat boy meathead movie. Kinda like 300 with better dialogue.

But I also thought Inception and Juno were incredibly overrated.....JMHO and all that jazz.

I think our movie scene is pretty much devoid of anything original or interesting.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby LakeErieWarriors » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:55 pm

$34.2 Million US & Canada. Over 62 million worldwide. I blame the people that pay the money more than I blame Hollywood. IMO the problem is the production companies. They want movies that make the most cash. Meanwhile there's scripts out there that don't get off the ground because 9/10 meathead Americans will go see Spider-Man 7 before thinkin bout seeing a movie with some substance and originality.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:05 pm

Hollywood is where good ideas go to die. "Sure it's a great script, but we need you to rewrite it so we can get some of that sweet sweet CGI in there".

And lucky for them Americans are dumb enough to spend their hard earned money on total shit because it has gun fights and giant robots.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby Orenthal » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:40 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Hollywood is where good ideas go to die. "Sure it's a great script, but we need you to rewrite it so we can get some of that sweet sweet CGI in there".

And lucky for them Americans are dumb enough to spend their hard earned money on total shit because it has gun fights and giant robots.


I know fuck CGI! Get a great ensemble cast and let the natural talent shine.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby motherscratcher » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:59 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Hollywood is where good ideas go to die. "Sure it's a great script, but we need you to rewrite it so we can get some of that sweet sweet CGI in there".

And lucky for them Americans are dumb enough to spend their hard earned money on total shit because it has gun fights and giant robots.


Yeah...giant robots are fuckin awesome.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby FUDU » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:07 pm

Star Wars nailed it with giant robot camels.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:22 pm

Can't wait for the next Batman movie with that awful stiff Christian Bale.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby LakeErieWarriors » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:12 am

^^^^^ Nearly cinematic blasphemy! Christian Bale: 310 to Yuma, American Psycho, 2 previous Batmans. Christopher Nolan: Memento, Inception, 2 previous Batmans. These guys' works speak for themselves + they're aiming to make this the best one after Ledger's legendary Joker performance! This is the definition of what a Summer Blockbuster is supposed to be. Don't call me out either for dogging Spidey earlier.... those flicks SUCK compared to Chris Nolan's Batman series.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:27 am

Christian Bale is a stiff, but it works as Batman because Batman is a stiff.

American Psycho and The Machinist were the only movies he showed any real acting chops in.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:31 am

And The Machinist turned him into the raging asshole he is.

Not to mention the movie kind of sucked.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby mitch » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:38 am

e0y2e3 wrote:FTR:

1) I didn't hack CDT's account, I hacked CDT

2) Drive was effin awesome.


Got to get out and see "Drive". One of the few movies that came out this year that made me miss my old routine of seeing at least one film a week at the theater.

Hell of a year for Ryan Gosling with that and "Ides of March" (which I also want to see).

Heard great things about Albert Brooks as the bad-ass heavy of Drive. Oscar worthy has been what almost everyone has said.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby mitch » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:42 am

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Christian Bale is a stiff, but it works as Batman because Batman is a stiff.

American Psycho and The Machinist were the only movies he showed any real acting chops in.


Yeah, not much of a Bale fan.

3:10 to Yuma worked because Russell Crowe stole every scene working against Bale's blandness.

He actually was pretty decent in "The Fighter"...but other than that? The Prestige? Public Enemies? Terminator Salvation? gag. vomit.

And while Nolan is a pretty good director, Memento was the most overrated piece of shit since "Being John Malkovich".
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:43 am

I still need to see 50/50 which I have pretty high hopes for.
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:44 am

Ha, Memento was WAY better than Batman and Inception, IMO.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby LakeErieWarriors » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:03 am

Memento is one of the greatest screenplays ever. Bale is underrated in my book; he just hasn't had the opportunities that less capable actors have been given. Haven't been to the theater once in 2011.... and Drive seems like the real must-see with Ides and Moneyball coming in 2nd and 3rd.
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:06 am

Moneyball was the biggest pile of Meh to ever rise from the Meh depths of Mehdom.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:15 am

I don't really care for sports movies or books.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby motherscratcher » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:57 am

e0y2e3 wrote:Ha, Memento was WAY better than Batman and Inception, IMO.


I liked Batman and Inception, but yeah, Memento was better.

I also like Being John Malkovich a lot, but I really go in for that weird Kaufmann shit.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:03 am

motherscratcher wrote:
e0y2e3 wrote:Ha, Memento was WAY better than Batman and Inception, IMO.


I liked Batman and Inception, but yeah, Memento was better.

I also like Being John Malkovich a lot, but I really go in for that weird Kaufmann shit.


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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:03 am

Inception is poop on a stick. Batman is okay for what it is, better than the Avatars of the world.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:34 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:I still need to see 50/50 which I have pretty high hopes for.


I liked it. I thought it was poignant and honest. Joe Gordon-Leavitt has become a pretty good actor. Seth Rogen wasn't as annoying as he could have been and Anna Kendrick is a quietly solid actress.

Probably what made it a good movie is that it's based on the real life struggle of one of the script's writers Will Reiser. It added depth to the movie that couldn't have been there if it was just somebody's screenplay.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby mistero » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:07 am

OK, so no one else? I'm the only victim? You gotta be shittin' me!
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby mitch » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:27 pm

I think you might be alone on this one.

At least I hope so...sounds like you had to take one for team here, bud.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:12 pm

A couple movies people should check out.

Ironclad- Set during the reign of King John, follows are small group of rebels led by a Templar Knight trying to hold a castle against the king and his Danish Mercenaries and make the king honor Magna Carta. Stars James Purefoy (Mark Antony in Rome), Paul Giamati, Brian Cox, Jason Flemyng, and Kate Mara. It's a super violent action/drama, it does fall victim to some clicheness, but it's a fun movie and the cast is total tits.

Valhalla Rising- This movie is not for everyone, it's very artsy fartsy and some will call it pretentious. It's about a one eyed Viking warrior escaping from captivity in the Scottish Highlands where he was forced to fight other men by a local chieftain, he and a boy slave meet a group of Crusaders heading for the Holy Land. They end up lost in a mysterious new land hunted by unseen enemies. It's a surreal movie, like a bad acid trip with many dream like sequences and you really don't know what's real and what's not. Mads Mikkelsen plays the lead and is fantastic. It's one of those movies that once again makes me embarrassed about the vapid shit our scene pumps out.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby Triple-S » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:50 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:A couple movies people should check out.

Ironclad- Set during the reign of King John, follows are small group of rebels led by a Templar Knight trying to hold a castle against the king and his Danish Mercenaries and make the king honor Magna Carta. Stars James Purefoy (Mark Antony in Rome), Paul Giamati, Brian Cox, Jason Flemyng, and Kate Mara. It's a super violent action/drama, it does fall victim to some clicheness, but it's a fun movie and the cast is total tits.

Valhalla Rising- This movie is not for everyone, it's very artsy fartsy and some will call it pretentious. It's about a one eyed Viking warrior escaping from captivity in the Scottish Highlands where he was forced to fight other men by a local chieftain, he and a boy slave meet a group of Crusaders heading for the Holy Land. They end up lost in a mysterious new land hunted by unseen enemies. It's a surreal movie, like a bad acid trip with many dream like sequences and you really don't know what's real and what's not. Mads Mikkelsen plays the lead and is fantastic. It's one of those movies that once again makes me embarrassed about the vapid shit our scene pumps out.


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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:32 pm

I'm not a Nazi, dingle berry.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:40 pm

I need to see Tree of LIfe again.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:52 pm

Going to watch The Wave tonight.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:56 pm

BTW: Tree of Life should get an Oscar nom this year but won't. I still don't think I actually liked it but you HAVE to respect the fact that it is 100% original and tried to do something different from your standard Oscar fair.

Malick can be a douche, but at least he escaped the Hollywood structure and tried something as intense as Tree of Life is.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby mitch » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:00 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:BTW: Tree of Life should get an Oscar nom this year but won't. I still don't think I actually liked it but you HAVE to respect the fact that it is 100% original and tried to do something different from your standard Oscar fair.

Malick can be a douche, but at least he escaped the Hollywood structure and tried something as intense as Tree of Life is.


Yeah, I feel the same way, although I think it actually might get an Oscar nod.

Watched it on a very small screen while flying over to Scotland, so I might need to see it again with a larger screen and a sound system that doesn't suck.

Got into it at times, and other times I was looking at my watch wondering when the hell this thing was going to end.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:46 pm

Yeah, you need to see that on a screen where you can appreciate the visual beauty. It's stunning really.
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby Hikohadon » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:49 am

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Valhalla Rising- This movie is not for everyone, it's very artsy fartsy and some will call it pretentious. It's about a one eyed Viking warrior escaping from captivity in the Scottish Highlands where he was forced to fight other men by a local chieftain, he and a boy slave meet a group of Crusaders heading for the Holy Land. They end up lost in a mysterious new land hunted by unseen enemies. It's a surreal movie, like a bad acid trip with many dream like sequences and you really don't know what's real and what's not. Mads Mikkelsen plays the lead and is fantastic. It's one of those movies that once again makes me embarrassed about the vapid shit our scene pumps out.


Watched this recently, and it was awesome. I think the movie was about 20 minutes in before the first spoken word.

PS - Malik blows goats.

PSS - My wife told ME she thought New Year's Eve looked like the worst movie ever made. I agreed. And that 5% rating on Rotten Tomatoes kinda backed it up.

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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:25 pm

Hikohadon wrote:PS - Malik blows goats.


YOU BLOW!!!

HOW COULD YOU NOT HAVE LOVED THE NEW WORLD!!!!!

(I get not liking Malick, really have no issues with not liking him as I'm certainly not his biggest fan, I just really respect what he tried with Tree of Life)
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Re: New Years Eve Movie

Unread postby Orenthal » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:34 pm

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