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Old 03-24-2012, 08:39 AM   #1381
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Can't be any worse than The 3 Stooges movie that's coming out in a couple weeks.
I agree. When I first saw the trailer I told my wife there was no way that movie could make any money, although i could be wrong.

I was also shocked when they said that "John Carter" 's projected loss was going to be somewhere in the 200 million range.. Can a film fan tell me how close that is to "Battlefield Earth" in terms of loss?
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I agree. When I first saw the trailer I told my wife there was no way that movie could make any money, although i could be wrong.

I was also shocked when they said that "John Carter" 's projected loss was going to be somewhere in the 200 million range.. Can a film fan tell me how close that is to "Battlefield Earth" in terms of loss?
They lost it all to those stinkin pirates, not because they made a bad movie.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:11 PM   #1383
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I have read all three hungry game books. I have to say they are very under welling. I kept reading in hopes it get great due to the reviews. Never happened.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:51 AM   #1384
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So I went to see The Hunger Games, it was a pretty good movie. My wife enjoyed it as well. If I have time this summer, I will try to read the book.


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what are some of yours?
the outsiders
american psycho
drive
fear and loathing in las vegas
rising sun* i forgot i did read the book first

that's what i can think of off the top of my head
One of my favorite movies is the Hunt for Red October. And it was one of those situations where I saw the movie first and then I read the book. The book was awesome. I'd like to read the Shawshank Redemption sometime in the future as well.
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I have read all three hungry game books. I have to say they are very under welling. I kept reading in hopes it get great due to the reviews. Never happened.
Is this one of those rare cases where the movie is better than the book?
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So I went to see The Hunger Games, it was a pretty good movie. My wife enjoyed it as well. If I have time this summer, I will try to read the book.
went and saw it today with my gf. she cried and wouldn't leave the theater, the manager finally came and gave us a $50 gift card if we agreed to leave without causing a scene. i gave her 2 mini of vodka from my fanny pack and that calmed her enough to let us take the deal. it was a decent movie, i wasn't dazzled.

on a separate note, i finally saw the kite runner. add that to my list of books i've read/movies i've seen
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went and saw it today with my gf. she cried and wouldn't leave the theater, the manager finally came and gave us a $50 gift card if we agreed to leave without causing a scene. i gave her 2 mini of vodka from my fanny pack and that calmed her enough to let us take the deal. it was a decent movie, i wasn't dazzled.

on a separate note, i finally saw the kite runner. add that to my list of books i've read/movies i've seen
Your strangeness keeps getting stranger. That story is odd but admitting you carry a fanny back is mind blowing.

In my mind you are moving into the Over The Mountain category.
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Is this one of those rare cases where the movie is better than the book?
Well you don't get to se Jennifer Lawrence in the book

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Anybody gonna' bite and see the latest (LAST I would say) American Pie movie?

I remember when I was way younger, I loved Fast and the Furious and then they were all garbage until the most recent one.

Wondering if they reunite all those characters if it'll be worth seeing?
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Yeah that looks amazing, big fan of the original alien movies.
As am I. I think Alien still ranks as the scariest movie I've seen to date. Nothing else really comes close to it. Also, don't expect to see any "xenomorphs" in this even though there is a connection. This is more about the "Space Jockey" from Alien.




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the final 30 seconds of that trailer makes your heart go into overdrive with the soundtrack. Looks awesome!
Alien did the same thing to me when I watched it. I was a kid when I saw it, scared shitless...lol



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why do they have to make the movies so scary, i'm taking my flashlight to batman. i doubt if i'll be able to watch this one
Have you ever seen Alien? I suggest you watch it. (with lights out for more effect)
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Anybody gonna' bite and see the latest (LAST I would say) American Pie movie?

I remember when I was way younger, I loved Fast and the Furious and then they were all garbage until the most recent one.

Wondering if they reunite all those characters if it'll be worth seeing?
I've thought about it, even though I think this latest movie is nothing more than all these actors collectively getting together to try and grab one last big paycheck.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:05 PM   #1392
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i don't really own a fanny pack, but you can bet your ass i would wear one. i like aliens a lot more than alien. i forgot which park in florida had the the alien on the ride but all the younger kids screamed. i used to be that young screamer filled w fear
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Anybody gonna' bite and see the latest (LAST I would say) American Pie movie?

I remember when I was way younger, I loved Fast and the Furious and then they were all garbage until the most recent one.

Wondering if they reunite all those characters if it'll be worth seeing?
I'll probably catch it on a matinee showing.

As for Hunger Games, went to go see it last night and it was nothing great/nothing terrible. Other than the pagentry near the beginning I felt I'd seen all this before a decade ago in Battle Royale. I'm slightly interested in the books but the movie did nothing for me like the Harry Potter series did.
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i like aliens a lot more than alien.
Both great movies, but both totally different. Alien was more suspense/terror while Aliens was more of a sci-fi action. The suspense from Alien was incredible. The scene with Dallas in the tunnel had the heartbeat going on in the background which built up the suspense even more.


They could have stopped making Alien movies after James Cameron was done with Aliens. I really don't even acknowledge the other ones. :P
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I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think Hunger Games is a better film than Battle Royale. I also think they're two totally different films that stand on their own. BR isn't a unique concept- it also combines elements from The Long Walk, Running Man, Ender's Game, Lord of the Flies, The Most Dangerous Game, etc. Even the ancient Roman gladiators fighting in the Coliseum can be sourced.

THG is a much more subtle film than BR, but briskly paced nonetheless. 2.5 hours never felt so fast. I dug the score, shaky-cam and most of all, the acting. Jennifer Lawrence is amazing (peep Winter's Bone if you want some serious cinema).
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