Movie & TV Chat: A entertainment discussion thread ~ Live, Love, Enjoy movies! What did ya'll think of Joker?

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What Marvel superhero do you enjoy the most?

Iron Man 1 14.29%
Thor 0 0.00%
Hulk 0 0.00%
Spiderman 1 14.29%
Xmen -post individually below 1 14.29%
Ant Man 0 0.00%
other Avenger -post individually below 0 0.00%
GotG- see above example 2 28.57%
other post below 0 0.00%
DC bro!!!! 2 28.57%

Alright after what seemed like 7 hours I finally finished Stephen Kings "The Stand". It really was 6-7 hours long. The two tape VHS was a mini series from the 90's. Beyone the horrible 90's coloring, lighting, jazz music that played for ever, and horrible 90's b-actor mainstays it was watchable. The book must be twice the size of the bible! The reason I say this is because all I wanted was for it to be over, no matter how good the movie was. A good example would be the third Transformers movie. It was not as bad as the second one, but after 3 hours or so it became a chore to watch. Last night I finished the second tape around 2 a.m, and the night before it was the same thing!

Hopefully the book, which did not skip tons of parts like the movie did, was more enjoyable to go through than this movie.

A plague hits the world and almost everyone but a handful of people live. The Devil is behind it all and he wants everyone to die eventually. So bad plague survivors against good plague survivors. Stephen King pulls it off well, and even makes some surprising kills and choices throghout the movie.

I recommend that no one ever sees this movie in this form.

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I watched Prometheus at the midnight launch, and I thought it was completely awesome

 Been away for a bit, but sneaking back in.

Gaming on: PS4, PC, 3DS. Got a Switch! Mainly to play Smash

Where the FUK are the DVD chartz I was promised?

Seeing the amazing spiderman of tuesday. Then I'll probably see TDKR a few weeks after

I watched Melancholia last night and was relieved Kirsten Dunst kept all sharp objects away from her vagina(watch director Lars Von Trier's completely mental Antichrist to see what I'm going on about). It was an interesting take on the"end of the world" scenario but don't expect a cgi action heavy extravaganza.
Similar in tone to Tree of Life but that movie did have spectacular visuals (and along with Drive,best movie of 2011 for me).

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man-bear-pig said:
Where the FUK are the DVD chartz I was promised?

It is like 10 posts up on this very page. Of course I use 50 posts per page so it may be different.








Like I said the other night I finished watching the 6 hour long "The Stand", by Stephen King. So the next night I went ahead and watched The Tommyknockers. Another long 90's made for tv movie, but it was much better and much, much more interesting than The Stand was. I was think that it was going to be about something else, but it turned out to be something much more interesting.


Although I will say that the main character ( Dexter's lab partner in season 2 I believe, Jimmy Smits) was one of the dumbest characters I have seen in the movies ever! He was brave at the end, but that did not save him from making mistake after mistake after mistake. If anyone has seen this movie they will know what I am talking about.

7.2/10 for being good, but dumb and way to long!




Then last night I watched "Dark Shadows". Maybe it is because I have learned to absolutely dislike Johnny Depp more than any other actor because he always playes the same character, but Dark Shadows turned out to be enjoyable for me. Furthermore, I have never seen the old cult classic from the 1970's era either. I laughed a few times, and was over joyed that he did not do over kill with his fingers like he did in the Pirates movies. It was nice to enjoy a Johnny Depp movie again. I have not cared to watch any of his recent movies, and his presence almost totally killed the last Pirate movie for me ( it was not very good in the first place). The Rum Diaries, The Tourist, etc gave me no motivation to see them.


Do not expect too much and you all may enjoy "Dark Shadows" as well. Just see it in the dollar theaters if you do go.








Tom Cruise at 50 years old: A career in movies

As Cruise turns 50, it’s often harder to believe that the guy who often seems just fodder for magazine covers has had multiple movie careers at the same time.

RAIN MAN, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, 1988. United Artists/ Courtesy: Everett Collection.

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TOP GUN, Tom Cruise, 1986, Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection

It's hard to imagine a better intro to celebrity than Tom Cruise’s in 1983’s “Risky Business,” as he self-confidently slides into a room in his skivvies, almost daring Hollywood not to make him a star.

As Cruise turns 50, it’s often harder to believe that the guy who often seems just fodder for magazine covers has had multiple movie careers at the same time.

Three years after the success of “Risky Business,” Cruise shot to the sky with “Top Gun.” That movie’s by-the-numbers formula looks hard to miss in retrospect, but with the wrong leading man it could easily have been shot down.

But Cruise, whose laserlike understanding of his cinematic strengths comes through in almost everything whether a hit or not, had its number, and “Gun’s” $175-million success put him in the stratosphere at barely 24.

In the 10 years that followed, Cruise laid down a career blueprint still followed by aspiring top guns: Take clear hits when they’re offered (“Cocktail,” “Days of Thunder”), learn from mentor when you can: Paul Newman and Martin Scorsese on “The Color of Money,” Dustin Hoffman on “Rain Man,” Oliver Stone on “Born on the Fourth of July,” Jack Nicholson on “A Few Good Men,” Sydney Pollack on “The Firm” and Stanley Kubrick on “Eyes Wide Shut.”

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RAIN MAN, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, 1988, United Artists/courtesy Everett Collection

In 1996, at 34, Cruise’s multilayered approach yielded “Mission: Impossible” (a still-lucrative series) and “Jerry Maguire” (still one of his best roles; see below).

The years 1999 to 2002 brought a series of roles in which Cruise — who divorced Nicole Kidman in that time — was hiding in plain sight, choosing roles often requiring masks or disguises: “Eyes Wide Shut,” “Magnolia” (in which he hid behind an out-there persona that seemed to let us know he understood his celebrity), “Vanilla Sky” and “Minority Report.”


MINORITY REPORT, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, 2002. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. Courtesy: Everett Collection.

He even wore braces for a year starting in 2002 (when not on-set) to fix misaligned teeth. Far from just vanity, it was a savvy business decision from a man who knows the price of a red-carpet smile.

In 2004, Cruise, whose previous turn at being unsympathetic was bloodless (“Interview with the Vampire”), did an about-face for director Michael Mann: “Collateral,” a drive-by-night thriller in which a white-haired Cruise, searing the screen as a contract killer, gave one of the great recent underappreciated performances.

Steven Spielberg-directed “War of the Worlds” in 2005 was Cruise’s biggest hit since 2000’s “M:I 2.” Yet a year later “Mission: Impossible 3” underperformed, setting off his current and possibly most interesting stage.

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MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III, Tom Cruise, Keri Russell, 2006. ©Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection

In the last five years, Cruise has been in an enjoyably self-aware phase that has seen him give a rip-roaring show-biz lampoon as the balding, paunchy producer Less Grossman in “Tropic Thunder,” accept a risky turn as a Hitler-hating German officer in “Valkyrie,” and vamp it up as aging rocker Stacee Jaxx in the current “Rock of Ages.”

In fact, the failure of 2010’s “Knight & Day,” an obvious spy-caper romance, hopefully gave this new 5-Oh club member something to slide toward in this phase of his career: Less of the same-old, same-old. More rock of ages.




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Just re-watched Back to the Future. Almost forgot how perfect the movie is. The dance scene between George and Lorraine still makes me shiver even now.



MontanaHatchet said:
Just re-watched Back to the Future. Almost forgot how perfect the movie is. The dance scene between George and Lorraine still makes me shiver even now.

80's movies just had that certain touch that movies these days do not have anymore. Now days a Director knows that all he has to do is add some CG action sequences into the movie and they have a hit. But back then you were holding your breath for other reasons besides whether Iron Man was going to be able to smash through some sort of Worm Megatron. This scene and the Star Wars scene when Luke Shoots the lasers down the pipe and blows up the first Death Star give me the shivers each time I watch them. The music is pulsating in the back ground, and then when he is at his last shot Han Solo comes out of nowhere to save the day and he lets the laser fly! Probably how Harrison Ford became the icon he is today. He is rough around the edges, but when you need him most he is always there in the movies.


In this movie Marty Mcfly is looking at the picture of him and his family and he notices that everyone is quickly disappearing from it. If only his Mom and Dad would kiss and seal the deal. The music starts to fail and he starts to collapse to the ground. Then his father finally takes charge, and you can breath again. A great moment in 80's movie history!








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As for myself, I watch Jumpin Jack Flash for the first time in years last night. It was still a pretty decent movie, although I remember Whoopie Goldberg as a cop back then when I watched it as a kid. Back when Whoopie was....funny. Now we have old, hippie, Ja praying Whoopie that is not funny or a movie star.


I would still give the movie a 7.5/10 today, but now that I remember it I know I will never watch it again. What is the deal with the actor that they picked to be the guy she was saving? Yuck!

Also the 7th Heaven star ( no idea what his name is) is one of my favorite little known stars in Hollywood. He played the CIA agent in the film.

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While I am in movie mode I thought I would stop by with some interesting movie news that I found today.



MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Is Shooting!! And Here Are A Few Pics From The Set!!

Published at:  Jul 05, 2012 12:00:29 PM CDT

We may be updating this piece as it's a tad unclear where the following images originated from (i.e. were they posed directly to the SSH forums, or nabbed from some other place and re-posted there). 

Whatever the case, we wanted to share some pics from the set of the new MAD MAX film - FURY ROAD - which'll find Tom Hardy assuming Mel Gibson's Max Rockatansky role in a movie which appears to be set shortly after the events of BEYOND THUNDERDOME.  Based on our admittedly sketchy understanding of the film's "plot" so far, it seems the picture is hinged on five women - "The Five Wives" - for whom getting from point "A" to point "Z" is somehow critical.  Their convoy is attacked in the wastelands by post-apocalyptic scumbag assholes, and Max comes to the rescue.  The rest, well..you can pretty much imagine.  

Very eager and interested to see how Hardy spins the Max character here, and I was also very happy to learn that Miller, essentially, never stopped prep on his new MAX projects...even though they were famously delayed and thwarted for years.  I.e. this doesn't appear to be a case of someone developing a project and waiting to get it made.  It appears to be a matter of refining and improving the effort when setbacks afforded The Powers That Be more time. The results?  We'll see when FURY ROAD roars onto screens...whenever. 

So, I'm assuming we're looking at the "Wives" in these bottom two pics - and that the vehicle body they're riding in is attached to the larger rig pictures above (on top)?  Maybe?  And why do I have a feeling that semi is going to be replaced by some sort of hell-truck contraption via CGI?  I don't know this...just a hunch...

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New poster art for Disney’s upcoming fantasy adventure Oz: The Great and Powerful has debuted. The film, from the producer of Alice in Wonderland (Joe Roth) and director of the Spider-Man trilogy (Sam Raimi), is set to open in U.S theaters March 8, 2013.

The poster features a stormy glimpse of the Emerald City and the yellow brick road. Small-time circus magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) is seen in a hot air balloon on his way to the Land of Oz.








'21 Jump Street,' 'Wrath of the Titans' Top Home Entertainment Charts

"21 Jump Street"

"Mirror Mirror" debuts at No. 3 on DVD and Blu-ray sales charts; Oscar winner "The Artist" also hits stores.

Two big spring movies battled it out on home video the week ending July 1, and the outcome was a draw.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s 21 Jump Street, the $138.6 million-grossing theatrical hit loosely based on the 1980s TV series of the same name, debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks overall disc sales, as well as Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart.

Meanwhile, Warner’s Wrath of the Titans, a ‘PG-13’-rated actioner that earned $83.6 million in U.S. theaters, bowed at No. 1 on Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

Wrath of the Titans generated 55 percent of its unit sales from Blu-ray, as opposed to just 41 percent for the R-rated 21 Jump Street.

A third new release, 20th Century Fox’s Mirror Mirror, a comedic take on the Snow White fairy tale starring Julia Roberts, debuted at No. 3 on both sales charts, just ahead of Warner’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which dropped to No. 4 its third week in stores.           

A fourth new release, the critically-hailed The Artist, from Sony Pictures, debuted at No. 5 on both sales charts and No. 6 on Home Media Magazine’s rental chart.

Neither Wrath of the Titans nor Mirror Mirror were among the week’s top 20 rentals due to the fact that issuing studios Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox hold back new releases from selected rental outlets.

Debuting at No. 2 on the rental chart was Paramount’s A Thousand Words, a comedy that grossed just $18.5 million in U.S. theaters. The film bowed at No. 12 on First Alert and No. 21 on Nielsen’s Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

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Eww Mad Max sucks! I've tried watching it twice and both times I was bored to tears and turned it off.

Oh and I watched Ted recently in theatre as well as Jackie Brown on DVD.