1. ...is one of the best movies I've seen in a long while. Everybody who likes and appreciates movies should go see it. Pay for 3D too, Scorsese doesn't just use it as a gimmick. The only possible complaint I could even see is its meditative pace, but it my mind that only adds a richness to it and I certainly wouldn't have wanted it to be any shorter. I can't imagine there will be a better film than Hugo this year, but I guess it's possible.

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  2. Good review it sounds really good!
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  3. Very excited to see this.

    Finally some good movies coming out.
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    Originally Posted by Lenny View Post

    Very excited to see this.

    Finally some good movies coming out.

    Definitely, although now it's a bit of an overload! You've got great lighter family options in The Muppets (which I'll be seeing tonight) and Arthur Christmas, more serious films like The Artist, The Descendants and War Horse (coming on Christmas), and then blockbusters Mission Impossible, Sherlock Holmes and Tin Tin out in a few weeks. I still think Hugo will be better than them all though. Go see it ASAP!
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  5. I'll probably see Hugo - it's just getting too much praise to not be worth seeing in the theater.

    I recently saw The Descendants, Martha Marcy May Marlene and Margin Call and thought all of them were excellent.

    Man I did not care much for Melancholia - I appreciate it in many aspects, but no thanks to the overall film.

    I really detested the first Sherlock Holmes so I doubt that will be on my list.

    The Artist is a tough one. I'm not sure I will feel like going but I think once I do I will be happy I did, etc...

    Not so sure about War Horse. I have the same feeling as I do about J. Edgar, in that I'm sure it is a decent film but I'm not really all that interested in seeing either of them.

    Unrelated, but I re-watched The Godfather and Shawshank Redemption uninterrupted this week and damn they both hold up so well... no surprise that they always end up near the top of lists, etc... Both are just so perfect in every way.
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  6. How much money do you spend per year going to the movie?
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    Originally Posted by Jaybone2315 View Post

    How much money do you spend per year going to the movie?

    No idea. I'm single with no kids and I make good money plus I get a ton of extra per diem because I travel so much. WAR blows $ on lotto tickets and baseball cards, I blow it on going to the movies, golf, travel and casinos.

    I will say that I am at least creative in my ability to see 2 (sometimes 3) at a time, and I am usually, though not always, good at bringing my own snacks... damn those pretzel bites - just love 'em too much.
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  8. Saw Take Shelter earlier this week awesome movie one of the best I've seen this year In my top 5 for films this year along with Drive, Tree of LIfe, Another Earth, and horrible bosses . definetley recommend it, Hugo looks pretty awesome as well.
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    Originally Posted by skeeze666 View Post

    No idea. I'm single with no kids and I make good money plus I get a ton of extra per diem because I travel so much. WAR blows $ on lotto tickets and baseball cards, I blow it on going to the movies, golf, travel and casinos.

    I will say that I am at least creative in my ability to see 2 (sometimes 3) at a time, and I am usually, though not always, good at bringing my own snacks... damn those pretzel bites - just love 'em too much.

    I wasnt trying to imply that you waste your money.

    Id love to spend as much time in the theater as you do.

    I was just curious. Wasnt sure if you actually had a side job writing reviews (so you would probably have an actual expense report to get reimbursed for ticket sales) or if this was a hobby and you did it on your own.
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  10. Watch Margin Call Bubba

    (PS you back in Toronto?)
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  11. Haha - whoops... just re-read my post and I guess I sound defensive... didn't mean it like that at all... I don't like spending money to go to the movies, but I enjoy going to the movies, so it's well worth it to me. It is all out of pocket unfortunately... man it would be awesome to have some sort of all access card though... I'd probably gain like 50 pounds.

    To the above poster - I am going to try and see Take Shelter this Friday before I fly out of NYC. Wanted to see it badly last week but couldn't make it work.
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    Originally Posted by skeeze666 View Post

    I'll probably see Hugo - it's just getting too much praise to not be worth seeing in the theater.

    I recently saw The Descendants, Martha Marcy May Marlene and Margin Call and thought all of them were excellent.

    Man I did not care much for Melancholia - I appreciate it in many aspects, but no thanks to the overall film.

    I really detested the first Sherlock Holmes so I doubt that will be on my list.

    The Artist is a tough one. I'm not sure I will feel like going but I think once I do I will be happy I did, etc...

    Not so sure about War Horse. I have the same feeling as I do about J. Edgar, in that I'm sure it is a decent film but I'm not really all that interested in seeing either of them.

    Yeah, I'm not really excited about Sherlock Holmes or Mission Impossible, but they're the kinds of films family and friends want to see over the holidays, so I'll probably see them at some point.

    I've heard great things about Martha Marcy My Marlene and will try to get to that ASAP. I was really looking forward to Melancholia but haven't read much about it, so that's disappointing to hear.

    I remain super pumped for both The Artist and War Horse. Based on what I hear about J. Edgar, it sounds very middle of the road, but it's hard to ignore the pull of Leo and Clint.

    All that aside, definitely go see Hugo in the theatre, it's absolutely worth it.

     
    Originally Posted by Unforseen View Post

    Watch Margin Call Bubba

    (PS you back in Toronto?)

    Yeah, I've been back from CR for coming on a year now, although I was in Vegas for almost two months in the summer. Planning to stay put for a while hopefully, but I guess you never know!

     
    Originally Posted by NJDevils26 View Post

    Saw Take Shelter earlier this week awesome movie one of the best I've seen this year In my top 5 for films this year along with Drive, Tree of LIfe, Another Earth, and horrible bosses . definetley recommend it, Hugo looks pretty awesome as well.

    Yeah Take Shelter sounds amazing based on what I'm hearing, that's another one I want to see ASAP.
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  13. Isnt this a kids film?
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    Originally Posted by BubbaKGB View Post

    Yeah, I'm not really excited about Sherlock Holmes or Mission Impossible, but they're the kinds of films family and friends want to see over the holidays, so I'll probably see them at some point.

    I've heard great things about Martha Marcy My Marlene and will try to get to that ASAP. I was really looking forward to Melancholia but haven't read much about it, so that's disappointing to hear.

    I remain super pumped for both The Artist and War Horse. Based on what I hear about J. Edgar, it sounds very middle of the road, but it's hard to ignore the pull of Leo and Clint.

    All that aside, definitely go see Hugo in the theatre, it's absolutely worth it.

    I really like Melancholia. Definitely worth seeing, imo.

    Also, while most of Clint Eastwood's films have been good in the last few years, I don't think he has made anything in the masterpiece category since Letters from Iwo Jima. The casting of DiCaprio as Hoover was also a bit flawed, I think. I know Leo is a fantastic actor and Eastwood probably wanted to go against the grain by casting someone who is the complete opposite of J Edgar Hoover (as opposed to someone like a Phillip Seymour-Hoffman or a Paul Giammati), but I don't think that was the right choice given the context of the film (it likely did boost ticket sales quite a bit tho). I just wish Eastwood had shown the same boldness when he cast a young Forest Whitaker as Charlie Parker in Bird instead of a matinee idol.
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    Originally Posted by TheWhitePele View Post

    Isnt this a kids film?

    I mean, the main character is a child, but does that make it a kid's film? What's a kids film anyways? And regardless of whether it is or isn't, why does it matter if it's a good movie?

    If you were just looking for a one word answer, no, it's not a kid's movie. Certainly not in the same way that say, Pixar films are children's movies that also appeal to adults. It's so much more than that. It's an example of the best use of 3D in a film since Avatar, it's an homage to a great pioneer of film, and overall, the kind of movie that doesn't come along very often.

     
    Originally Posted by ltquick View Post

    Also, while most of Clint Eastwood's films have been good in the last few years, I don't think he has made anything in the masterpiece category since Letters from Iwo Jima.

    I completely agree. I also think Letters is a criminally underseen film that doesn't get nearly the recognition it deserves.
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  16. pg tho
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  17. i just got back from seeing "tower heist" and "j. edgar" and thought both movies were giant pieces of shit..

    i actually had high expectations for "tower heist" bc its a comedy and got 70% on rotten tomatoes which usually means that its good but holy shit, i didnt laugh 1 time the entire movie...some of the acting was laugable(any scene with the obese black girl from precious) and the whole story was just retarded

    i had high expectations for "j. edgar" even though it got pretty terrible reviews bc its hard to imagine a clint and leo movie being bad, but this was pretty awful...obv the acting was good, but the movie was just so boooooring...i did not give 2 shits about any of the characters and with like 45 minutes to go i was finding myself looking at my watch bc i couldnt wait for it to be over...the makeup for the older versions of the characters was hilarious, like i couldnt tell if they were fucking with us..this was pretty brutal to sit through for almost 2.5 hours

    not a great day at the movies..looking forward to a lot of the other movies mentioned in this thread though that are out and coming out soon
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  18. I just saw Hugo, and I must say it is excellent! Scorcese is easily one of the best directors ever. The cinematography is exceptional, and the story is one which leaves you with a warm feeling inside.

    Ben Kingsley is one of my favorite actors. He's very good.

    If you are thinking of going to this movie, just go! You will not be disappointed.

    Oh, and Bubba...I'm not looking forward to Sherlock Holmes (hated the first one) or MI 1million either.

    War Horse? Yes please!
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    Originally Posted by BubbaKGB View Post

    I also think Letters is a criminally underseen film that doesn't get nearly the recognition it deserves.

    It's a Japanese language film and Ken Watanabe is the only recognizable actor in it. But yes, great film-- in my top 10 for the last decade.
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  20. This thread is making me jealous. I have soooo many movies to catch up on when finals are over next week.
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    Originally Posted by whoMikeB View Post

    This thread is making me jealous. I have soooo many movies to catch up on when finals are over next week.

    give tree of life and j edgar a wide birth
     
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  22. So I saw The Muppets last night and it was also very good. It's a much more superficial film than Hugo, but I still had a blast. It's just a really fun movie. That's assuming you're not opposed to the Muppets for some silly reason, like you think you're too old to enjoy them or something. I'm 25 and I saw the movie with my two 19 year-old male cousins and we were all singing, humming, or whistling songs from the movie before we even got back out to the car.
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  23. In getting back to December releases, I forgot to mention that I'm pretty excited about The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (yaya I know remake, but it's Fincher), Shame (mainly for Fassbender's performance) and Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy.

    Oh and about Mission Impossible; I just went from meh to extremely excited after realizing that Brad Bird is directing (I think I read this a long time ago but forgot - it's his first live action film, he directed The Incredibles, The Iron Giant, and Ratatouille). So you can add that to my list as well.
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  24.  
    Originally Posted by BubbaKGB View Post

    Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy.

    whats this one about?
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    Originally Posted by Donkey Kong View Post

    whats this one about?

    Centered around a veteran British Intelligence agent (played by Gary Oldman) during the Cold War, it sounds really good and super espionage-y. Made by the Swedish director of the original Let the Right One In.
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  26. Didn't want to start a new thread, but I just read an article about "Lincoln" and needless to say I am pumped. DDL starring as Lincoln with an unreal supporting case and Spielberg. If the world ends in next Dec then at least we have a killer film to go out on.

    http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/the-pr...234516174.html
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    Originally Posted by whoMikeB View Post

    Didn't want to start a new thread, but I just read an article about "Lincoln" and needless to say I am pumped. DDL starring as Lincoln with an unreal supporting case and Spielberg. If the world ends in next Dec then at least we have a killer film to go out on.
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    Yep, this should be great. DDL is the fuckin' man. I really hope we make it through 2012 though, because in 2013 DDL and Scorsese are working together again (along with Benicio Del Toro) in a film called Silence.
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    Originally Posted by BubbaKGB View Post

    Yep, this should be great. DDL is the fuckin' man. I really hope we make it through 2012 though, because in 2013 DDL and Scorsese are working together again (along with Benicio Del Toro) in a film called Silence.

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  29. I saw Hugo today and it was excellent. Not much else to add to this thread really - I thought it was great.

    I then walked into J Edgar and, welp! For some reason I didn't have high expectations but I tried to block that out and just see it, but man I found it drawn out and actually boring. As someone pointed out above the makeup was really terrible... I mean, seriously bad. I could not watch the scenes with them as older people and take it seriously because I just kept staring at the bad makeup job. I mean, his lover/worker dude as an old man was so creepy looking he didn't even look human.

    I actually left half way through... I almost never do that, and I'm not saying it was a horrible movie but since it was the second one of the day for me I didn't lose anything by leaving... Surprised at how little I cared about what was happening.
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    Originally Posted by BubbaKGB View Post

    )Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy.


    Shocked it took so long for this to get a mention.

    Why all the Sherlock Holmes hate? I loved the first one. It saddens me that J Edgar is getting such bad reviews; I had high hopes.

    Would have never even considered seeing Hugo w/o the love it is getting on here. Now I am at least thinking about it.
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