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Turkey Lurkey
01-13-2012, 02:54 PM
I figured we could use a thread to discuss movies. Give reviews of ones we've recently seen (the better reviews could be repurposed for content on DisDads.com :thumbsup2). Discuss theories. Post news about upcoming films. That sort of thing.


So? What are you waiting for? DISCUSS!!!!


TL

Turkey Lurkey
01-13-2012, 02:56 PM
And here's the reason I started the thread. I'm thinking about taking DD4 to go see Beauty and the Beast 3D this weekend, but I am leary about movies that are converted from 2D to 3D after the fact. They never seem to look anywhere near as good as those filmed in 3D. Did anyone go see the Lion King 3D when it was released into theaters? Thoughts? :3dglasses


TL

theduck619
01-13-2012, 05:49 PM
I did not care for it. I love the movie, but the transition o 3D really did not do anything for me.

And I am torn about seeing Star Wars Episode I because of this :confused3

Goofy + 3
02-08-2012, 10:11 AM
Just saw an awesome movie last night. Warrior with Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton. It wasn't much of a big deal at the box office, but don't let that fool you. Great story, very well acted and exciting fight scenes. I won't do a full review or anything like that, but it's about two estranged brothers and their estranged father who are forced to come together for a mixed martial arts tournament. Now that I type that I realize how stupid that sounds, but trust me - it's good. It helps that I'm a big MMA fan to begin with, but in my mind the fighting is secondary to the character stuff that goes on. If you liked The Fighter, you'll llike this. Side note: Tom Hardy, who steals the show in Warrior, will play the part of Bane in Batman: The Dark Night Rises. In it, he will fight Christian Bale (Batman) who I think won an oscar for The Fighter. MMA actor vs Boxing actor! And if you know the history of the comics, there is definitely a clear winner!!

bigtony777
02-09-2012, 03:29 PM
I recently watched a movie, Courageous, on recommendation from a friend. I had never heard of it before. IT was a really good movie and I will tell you that it will likely give you a new perspective in regards to being a father. I highly recommend that all fathers watch it.

AirGoofy
02-11-2012, 09:37 PM
I don't do the 3D movies. I can handle the 10 minute show at WDW, but I can't wear those glasses for a whole movie. As far as movies, we only get them from the redbox, so I'm not much help. We did see Chipwrecked. It's another chipmunk classic.

theduck619
02-12-2012, 04:30 AM
I recently watched a movie, Courageous, on recommendation from a friend. I had never heard of it before. IT was a really good movie and I will tell you that it will likely give you a new perspective in regards to being a father. I highly recommend that all fathers watch it.

I would second this recommendation :thumbsup2

Goofy + 3
02-23-2012, 12:45 PM
A movie based on "The Matterhorn" ride. Not many details yet, but it could be good. I never thought POTC would be any good and they've done ok for themselves. Now if only they could hurry up with the remake to make us forget the awful Eddie Murphy Haunted Mansion.:crazy2:

http://movies.ign.com/articles/121/1219230p1.html

BigTikiDaddy
02-27-2012, 11:07 PM
A movie based on "The Matterhorn" ride. Not many details yet, but it could be good. I never thought POTC would be any good and they've done ok for themselves. Now if only they could hurry up with the remake to make us forget the awful Eddie Murphy Haunted Mansion.:crazy2:

http://movies.ign.com/articles/121/1219230p1.html

My curiosity is piqued about rumours of a Jungle Cruise movie with Hanks/Allen attatched to it. :idea:

Goofy + 3
03-27-2012, 11:18 AM
Just saw Moneyball. Good movie. It seems like Brad Pitt is well past the pretty boy part of his career and is actually a good actor now. Anyway, it was a good and apparently fairly accurate depiction of the 2001 and 2002 A's. For baseball fans, there's plenty to ponder as you see how Billy Beane and his sidekick changed baseball. 4/5 stars.

SmilingGrump
04-01-2012, 12:53 PM
I've seen a couple of German movies on Netflix recently that are memorable:

Seven Dwarfs - a different look at the Snow White story and I found it quite funny ... but it's a whacky German sense of humour (yes, they have one) so might not be for everyone

Cargo - a German sci-fi that gives a more "realistic" look at space travel. I loved the sets more then the story, though the story wasn't bad. I find myself enjoying some movies for theming and sets and what they inspire in my imagination more then the story (which is why I found something to like in the sci-fi "Sunshine" even though my wife detests it)

baseballmickey
04-01-2012, 07:06 PM
Late to the party.

Just watched "Rango". I thought it was good. I didn't have much interest in seeing it from the trailer, but it surprised me. the animation was awesome. There were several times Depp's dialogue reminded me of Jack Sparrow.

Also finally watched The Muppets last night. That was good. DW kept crying through it though. :rotfl2:

Lastly, I've recent watched all the Harry Potter movies except either of the Deathly Hallows. I recently read the books and I think the movies are okay, but the books are definitely alot better.

BigTex71
04-06-2012, 09:30 AM
One of my favorite Sci-Fi movies is being remade: Total Recall. I saw the trailer the other day and it looks like they did a good job with it. Here (http://www.welcometorecall.com/) is the official website.

Goofy + 3
04-13-2012, 09:35 AM
Finally saw Hunger Games last night. Pretty good. I had never read the books so I was new to all this and wanted to see what all the buzz was about. The "shaky cam" at the beginning was a bit overdone and distracting, but that went away after about 20 minutes and it seemed like after that they went to more traditional filming.

One of my favorite parts of going to the movies is seeing the trailers for upcoming attractions. I came away from last night thinking two things.
1) While I'll be there opening day, I'm worried about The Avengers. I'm a sucker for a super hero flick, but this may just be a bunch of special effects with a lousy story. It'll be neat to see all of those heroes on-screen at the same time, but I don't know how they can all contribute to the story in a 2-hour movie.
2) Snow White and the Huntsman looks awesome. I just wish the girl from Twilight wasn't in it.

Goofy + 3
04-18-2012, 11:11 AM
And now for something completely different.

Anyone like foreign films? Me neither. How about subtitles? Nope. How about a movie with no explosions or car chases and only 4 actors with speaking roles with a runtime of about 72 minutes. This movie had a lot of strikes against it before I ever pressed play on the dvd player but after hearing our pastor reference it in a sermon a few weeks ago we decided to give it a try. The movie is "Letters to Father Jacob". It's a Finnish film about a blind priest who does nothing but respond to letters sent to him. He prays for the people in the letters and with the help of an assistant, he answers some letters as well. His assistant is a woman who was just pardoned for a murder she committed many years ago. After initially opposing Father Jacob's work, she begins to see the value in what he's doing as their relationship changes. I won't give away the ending, but it's a good story.

Certainly not the type of movie I'd usually see, but I don't regret watching it. There's worse ways to spend 72 minutes and even if it did cut in to the beginning of the Blackhawks game last night it was worth it.

katoot
04-18-2012, 11:57 AM
Another foreign film (http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/quillthelifeofaguidedog/) that is finally being released in theaters in America. I say finally, because I bought the DVD at least 6 years ago.

It's based on a true story about the life of a guide dog. It's one of my favorite movies, and perhaps one of the best movies starring a dog. Just be sure to have tissues ready... :rolleyes1

twokids0204
04-18-2012, 12:24 PM
Saw "The Adjustment Bureau" last weekend.

Was pleasantly surprised. :thumbsup2 < That is a thumb!

WDWfeelslikehome
04-21-2012, 12:01 PM
Had a date night with DW last night, while DS6 had a sleepover, we saw American Reunion. It was pretty entertaining if you want some brainless sophmoric type humor. We enjoyed it after long week at work.

katoot
04-21-2012, 11:10 PM
Saw Battleship yesterday. It was a fun, mindless, popcorn movie, but not much more than that. Hoping to see Avengers on Friday.

Goofy + 3
05-04-2012, 08:27 AM
Another foreign film (http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/quillthelifeofaguidedog/) that is finally being released in theaters in America. I say finally, because I bought the DVD at least 6 years ago.

It's based on a true story about the life of a guide dog. It's one of my favorite movies, and perhaps one of the best movies starring a dog. Just be sure to have tissues ready... :rolleyes1

Being in South Korea, aren't most movies "foreign films" for you?:lmao:

Goofy + 3
05-04-2012, 08:47 AM
DisDads Assemble!

As I posted on the main thread, I saw The Avengers last night. I've never been to a midnight showing of anything, but it was a cool experience. Tons of energy in the crowd but sadly only one guy was painted green "Hulk-style". The place was sold out but I didn't expect the crowd to be there so early. Me and two friends got there at 11:15 for the 12:01 show and we had to sit in the sort-of-front-row about 10 feet behind the really crappy seats. We were definitely looking up at the movie more than out at the movie but we didn't care. It was just a little difficult at times to take in everything that was going on.

Right off the bat things got interesting when they showed the trailer for The Avengers right before we watch The Avengers. The manager comes out and tells us that they had a problem with the IMAX login (apparently they get the film remotely as opposed to having actual film onsite- who knew?) and we were stuck with Hunger Games. The crowd grew restless and they appeased us with free passes to another IMAX show in the future for our inconvenience. Not bad. So finally around 12:40 the right movie started.

I won't give up any spoilers, but I'll just say it was head and shoulders above Iron Man which most fans including me would say has been the best Marvel movie so far. At 2 hours 23 minutes, it was long enough to get in to each character (although Hawkeye got short-changed a little) with plenty of action. I also wasn't expecting to laugh as much as I did. There were at least a half dozen genuine laugh out loud moments. Surprisingly, the Hulk steals the show. When Banner finally "Hulks out" the crowd went wild.

If you have the flexibility at work, you guys should duck out of the office and see it this afternoon before the rest of America gets in line. Go ahead, you deserve it. Tell your boss I said it was ok.

katoot
05-04-2012, 09:37 AM
DisDads Assemble!

As I posted on the main thread, I saw The Avengers last night. I've never been to a midnight showing of anything, but it was a cool experience. Tons of energy in the crowd but sadly only one guy was painted green "Hulk-style". The place was sold out but I didn't expect the crowd to be there so early. Me and two friends got there at 11:15 for the 12:01 show and we had to sit in the sort-of-front-row about 10 feet behind the really crappy seats. We were definitely looking up at the movie more than out at the movie but we didn't care. It was just a little difficult at times to take in everything that was going on.

Right off the bat things got interesting when they showed the trailer for The Avengers right before we watch The Avengers. The manager comes out and tells us that they had a problem with the IMAX login (apparently they get the film remotely as opposed to having actual film onsite- who knew?) and we were stuck with Hunger Games. The crowd grew restless and they appeased us with free passes to another IMAX show in the future for our inconvenience. Not bad. So finally around 12:40 the right movie started.

I won't give up any spoilers, but I'll just say it was head and shoulders above Iron Man which most fans including me would say has been the best Marvel movie so far. At 2 hours 23 minutes, it was long enough to get in to each character (although Hawkeye got short-changed a little) with plenty of action. I also wasn't expecting to laugh as much as I did. There were at least a half dozen genuine laugh out loud moments. Surprisingly, the Hulk steals the show. When Banner finally "Hulks out" the crowd went wild.

If you have the flexibility at work, you guys should duck out of the office and see it this afternoon before the rest of America gets in line. Go ahead, you deserve it. Tell your boss I said it was ok.

I saw Avengers last week Wednesday. I agree with this review. :thumbsup2 I think my friend put it best:

My Friend: "Avengers is better than whatever your expectations are." (Paraphrased somewhat)
His friend: "I have pretty high expectations."
My Friend: "Better than that."

blueferral
05-04-2012, 10:07 AM
Just returned from 5 day cruise with 3 days of rain. I saw John Carter. It was really good. Lots of action, good story, great special effects. Disney dropped the ball in advertising this one.

Money Ball was good, not a baseball fan but found the whole science thing interesting.

The Muppets is the first Muppets movie my kids would actually watch and pay attention. I enjoyed it for the whole nostalgia thing.

When John Carter hits redbox make sure its on your list.

Cinderella's Fella
05-04-2012, 11:32 AM
DisDads Assemble!

As I posted on the main thread, I saw The Avengers last night. ....

Chris, based on what you had post over on the DDC thread I with ahead and bought ticket of the Imax 3-D show for tomorrow morning. Reading your review just made me glad I did that. Thank you!

Marc Jenks
06-20-2012, 03:18 PM
Funny thing was, on our Anniversary getaway to San Diego (Cinco de Mayo weekend), wifey was the one who wanted to go out...to the movie...Avengers. It was great. The following week on date night...she picked Avengers again. We don't see movies twice in theaters, so this is saying something.

Pick one movie to see this year, as long as it's Avengers.

goalierich
06-21-2012, 08:24 AM
My family just went to see the Madagascar 3 movie,(2d version). We all liked it, actually better than the other two we all thought. Predictable, but entertaining.

We bought the Muppets dvd for our trip to FL, and the kids watched it over and over again. My DD7 loves Miss Piggy, and DS4 loves Animal. Who doesn't.

JediPirate
08-05-2012, 10:24 AM
I saw Avengers last week Wednesday. I agree with this review. :thumbsup2 I think my friend put it best:

My Friend: "Avengers is better than whatever your expectations are." (Paraphrased somewhat)
His friend: "I have pretty high expectations."
My Friend: "Better than that."


Took my son age 5 to see Avengers and I'm not going to lie both of us thought the movie was AWESOME!! Very cool to share that experience with him

Goofy + 3
08-09-2012, 10:15 AM
This article was on IGN today...

Hey, remember when Disney and Guillermo del Toro made the big announcement at Comic-Con two summers ago that they would be rebooting Haunted Mansion? Yeah, I'd practically forgotten about it too. But now GDT has provided an update on the project, and it sounds like it could still happen.

"I delivered my last draft five weeks ago," he tells Collider. "I have a meeting with [Disney] in three weeks. I know they like the screenplay. Ö Thatís what I know. I know their reaction to the draft was good. We have a bunch of conceptualist art, but you never know Ö to predict anything else is hard for me to know."

Del Toro adds that while he joined the film as a writer and producer, he thinks Disney is holding out for him to direct. Which isn't going to happen quite yet as he's still got to finish up his highly anticipated giant robots/giant monsters flick Pacific Rim for next summer. And beyond that, "I donít know what Iím going to do next,Ē he says.