Open Discussion – June 8, 2012

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  1. Just about to start watching House, never seen it before, got the first six seasons, should keep me going during the summer television drought.

    • Quick synopsis of every episode- someone has weird condition, house acts weird and alienates everyone and pisses them off, and house solves problem at the last minute while everyone stands around with dumbfounded looks on their faces. there, I just saved you about 150 hours!

      • Not true. House doesn’t act weird, everybody else is wrong and House is right. :-D

        • Yeah. he is definitely the life of the show. I just wish his costars had more personality than a piece of cardboard! lol

    • It’s not sarcoidosis.

      • OR lupus.

        • Haha I just had people in my office look at me weird because I laughed out loud at that.

          ***SPOILER ALERT*** I was kind of hoping they would end the series with House getting sarcoidosis, and he dies because no one treats him for it, because it is NEVER SARCOIDOSIS!

          • I’m glad someone liked my joke :D
            I think in the beginning of the series, lupus was always mentioned…I’d like to know when they switched to sarcoidosis.

            BTW, I think your ending idea would have fit better than the one they went with ;)

  2. Guys, let me know if i’m insane here.
    Went to see Prometheus in IMAX last night at midnight (Amazing, btw. Seeing it again in about an hour). At first it was empty but then gradually it became packed by like..ya know..the general movie going public. I really really am starting to hate going to the movies because of these people. They bring their hot girlfriends and their obnoxious friends and they laugh at the stupidest things and talk in between trailers with their unfunny comments, and of course they have to check facebook or twitter during the movie.

    I just need to like own my own theater and put up a sign that says “NOBODY ELSE ALLOWED”

    I can’t handle it anymore, these stupid idiots every trailer they have to try to say something “witty”
    Amazing Spider-Man: “THAT’S THE KID FROM SOCIAL NETWORK. WOW DIDN’T KNOW SPIDER-MAN CREATED FACEBOOK HA” (I swear to god someone said that)
    Dark Knight rises: My favorite “THATS GONNA BE SO AWESOME” Oh, really? I didn’t know that based


    I’ve just had enough of these weekend warriors. They’re inconsiderate they just dont get it? Ya know? I feel like most people on this site “Get it” but these people just dont get it. I think i’m just being a pretentious jerk at this point but seriously I hate them. Basically to sum it up: I hate everyone at the movies that isn’t me..haha..ahhh.

    • Only signed in to comment on Weekend Warriors reference. Looking for Alaska? love that book!

    • No, that’s why I prefer my home theatre most of the time.

      I wait for things to come out on Blu-Ray, cable, not so much free-to-air due to all the frickin adverts.

      But yeah, way too many idiot’s who think they’re smart-arse comments are amusing.

      Also hate all the rustling of potato-chip packets, M&M’s and such-like. Really hate people who bring their kids to movie’s which are not-so-kid oriented who then spoil the movie constantly asking their parent or sibling a lot of dumb questions. Ok they’re a kid but please, gag the little bugger until the end of the movie, then he can ask all the questions he likes back in the foyer.

      I usually need another coffee afterwards to calm myself after restraining myself from throttling the annoying little jip!!

  3. Alright! It’s the start of the work day in Wisconsin and I don’t really want to do much work today. How about Summer movie mini reviews? So far I’ve seen:

    1. Avengers- EPIC! I really do hope TDKR and Spidey can live up to this entertainment level
    2. SWATH- Thoroughly disappointed with this. News saying a sequel is coming, leaving out Stewart. Just have And the Huntsman. :)
    3. Hunger Games- Great movie till the last 20 minutes. Felt it didn’t match the books energy

    What else have you seen? Mini review time!

    • All the movies I saw in the theater this year (so far):
      -Hugo: yes, it was released in 2011, but I only got round to seeing it in 2012. I thought it was brilliant.
      -John Carter: overall very good, but the pacing was off and it was too long. Would have been cool to see a sequel actually.
      -The Lorax: fell asleep during the second act (ironically, the only reason I went to see it was to be a chaperone for younger siblings ;)) but the parts that I did see were pretty mediocre.
      -Project X: one of the worst movie I’ve ever seen (if not THE worst).
      -Wrath of the Titans: good action and decent CGI, but “meh” overall.
      -The Avengers: one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. Nuff’ said.
      -MIB3: entertaining and fun, but not much more – hoping for another installment.

      Never got round to seeing The Hunger Games, and it seems the same will happen with SWATH (just not enough time to watch all these movies! :()
      Gonna try and watch Prometheus today though.

      • I forgot about John Carter and The Lorax. Apparently, they left a lasting impression on me. :)

      • TA,

        Your post depresses me. In 2012, I’ve been to the theater once. ONCE! (I saw The Avengers.) Financially, things are tough now. Okay, actually, I spend all my “fun” money on comics, so to go to the movies, I have to either not buy some comics, which is impossible to do because I have weak willpower with all comics, or save money until I can get to the theater. (And taking the family to a movie can really empty my wallet.)

        What helps is that I do have Redbox coupons, and the local library gets a lot of new DVD releases. And sometimes some of the students I teach bring in movies for me to borrow. (Teaching has its perks!) It just stinks that I have to wait to see some movies until they’re released on DVD.

    • You should be celebrating America’s victory in your (Wisconsin’s) election. :)

      • I actually was. My wife is a huge republican. I really don’t care but I support her. Funny how much people trash talk politics on Facebook when a big election happens.

        • So true. :)

      • “The INK is mightier than the sword”. Oh wait, that’s not right. :-P

        • It must be right. It is in quotes and everything.

    • ON TOPIC:

      Haywire – 7 out of 10
      Underworld: Awakening – 7.5 out of 10
      Chronicle – 7 out of 10
      Safe House – 7 out of 10
      Ghost Rider: SOV – 1 out of 10 (the “1″ is only for the look of GR)
      Act of Valor – 8 out of 10
      The Lorax – 6 out of 10
      John Carter – 8 out of 10
      21 Jump Street – 9.5 out of 10
      Hunger Games – 8.5 out of 10
      Avengers – 10 out of 10
      Dark Shadows – 7 out of 10
      The DIctator – 7.5 out of 10
      Battleship – 7 out of 10

      • How could you honestly give Avengers 10 out of 10?! It deserves at least 12 out of 10. :o

        • LOL. It does but I also don’t believe in giving 110% either. Mathematically impossible. And I like math and Physics, so i am bound by their unbreakable bonds. :)

          • But as we all well know, Klingon’s are definitely not Vulcan’s!


            You can’t expect logic from a Klingon, at least not the warrior class anyway, maybe a scientist.


      • I’m in agreement with INK’s ratings (of the ones I’ve seen at least). Those would be John Carter, the Lorax, 21 Jump Street, and the Avengers.

        I also saw Ghost Protocol in the new year even though it came out last year. I’d give it 9 out of 10. And my wife made me go to One For the Money which surprisingly was a horrible Katherine Heigl flick. Who would have thought that? 1 out of 10 (the 1 is for the nap I took ;) ).

        Besides the movies my wife and daughter picked out, it’s been a pretty good year.

        • I thought John Carter was fantastic.

          • I enjoyed it too, perhaps they did try to squeeze in one too many of the story elements from the books.

            If we don’t get a sequel then I think perhaps it could get the “Dune” treatment, the movie was just bad but when they did the mini-series that was great and did the story real justice.

            They didn’t make a complete mess of JC like they did with Dune, but maybe the canvas of JC is too big for one film, or to retrofit to one film. So hopefully at some point, if we don’t get a sequel then maybe a TV mini-series keeping more to the original books would be in order.

        • I forgot I saw American Reunion. If American Pie did a movie about their high school reunion, this would be that movie. It had funny parts, but it seemed like rehashing old jokes for the fourth time. I didn’t hate it, but I honestly wouldn’t recommend watching it either (unless you’re about to watch One For the Money). 5 out of 10.

      • Oh yeah! I forgot to mention GR2 (must have blocked it from my mind ;))
        -GR2: terrible… another one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen.

    • Chronicle – 8 out of 10 (one of the best super-villain origin stories I have seen on the big screen)
      Haywire – 6 out of 10 (very average movie)
      MI3: Ghost Protocol – 7 out of 10 (I know it was released last year, but saw it New Years Day. Fun movie)
      Beauty and the Beast 3D – 1 out of 10 (I hate that movie, but my niece and wife dragged me to it…)
      Cabin in the Woods – 9 out of 10 (probably the most fun I have had at a movie in a long time)
      The Avengers (x2) – 10 out of 10 (my favorite CBM, until TDKR is released :) ).

      Going to see Prometheus this evening! Can’t wait!

      • I saw the Avengers, 10 out of 10. Ive been working 7 days a week so thats all ive been able to see and i had to take vacation just for that. I really want to see Prometheus, bit im saving my other days for TDKR, and Spiderman. Ugh im glad the economy is turning around but im sick of working all the time, oh and im going to buy John Carter mainly because of the overwhelming support of it in the various comments throughoit screenrant.

        • Also bought Chronicle, loved it, 10. And Red Tails was pretty good, mainly just bought it for the airel battles. Underworld was the SEQUEL i was hoping for, huge fan and it didnt disapoint.

  4. Prometheus has finally landed today in The States. A film that shares the same threads and Universe as Alien. Alien, my fave film of all time. Ridley Scott. Been waiting for this since it was announced.

    In IMAX 3D. Tonight. Correct me if I’m mistaken, but I think it’s the “first” ever IMAX 3D production that is R rated.

    The trepidation is making me nervous.

    • Don’t get your hopes to high… it was pretty disappointing for me (3 stars), but… taste does differ.

      Also, the age restriction of Prometheus is 16 in most countries (which, correct me if I’m wrong, is the equivalent of ‘R’ in the US). IMO, they should have upped it to R18 in my (cowardly) opinion ;) – it wasn’t really “gory” or “bloody”, but there were a lot of distressing and kinda disturbing scenes.

      • I’ve been blocking out as much as I can about PROMETHEUS. Its been bloody difficult but I have NOT read any reviews. I have to look away. I’ve been going mad. I think I might just ditch my friends and see it NOW!! I already know most people have an average opinion of it. ARGGHHH! But I have to see this for myself.

  5. I’ve been thinking about this lately.
    What 3 movies of recent memory have you gone into watching it with pretty low expectations but ended up loving it?
    1. Scott Pilgrim
    2. Chronicle
    3. Iron Man
    I know Iron Man can be surprising but honestly when I heard it was coming out and who was directing and starring in it I gave it no chance. Downey Jr. was still more know as an addict and troublemaker and Faverau as director really made no sense at the time. But after leaving the theater I couldn’t believe what I just saw.
    Chronicle IMO just seemed like another ho-hum found footage film.
    Scott Pilgrim I had the lowest expectations for. I hadn’t heard of Wright yet and Michael Cera was the weird kid from Arrested Development and Super Bad and it also flopped in the theater. I rented it one night out of boredom and within 10 minutes I knew I was watching something pretty great…

    • 1. 21 Jump Street
      2. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
      3. Bridesmaids

      I went to 21 Jump Street in the theater because it was my birthday and the other choices were Wrath of the Titans and the Hunger Games (and I wasn’t interested in watching a movie with a theater full of teenagers). I thought it would be horrible because:
      A) It’s a remake of a television show
      B) Channing Tatum
      C) Jonah Hill’s jokes looked like ones I’ve seen from him on countless occasions
      I was pleasantly surprised and laughed a lot throughout the movie. It made fun of itself and had unexpected laughs. It was way better than I ever expected.

      Rise of the Planet of the Apes…well the Tim Burton Apes movie made me think this would be just as bad. It wasn’t. Actually, it was one of the best films of 2011 in my opinion.

      Bridesmaids is one my wife picked out. My wife has the tendency to pick out horrible movies (SEE ABOVE IN THREAD). She picked a winner with Bridesmaids…another one of my favorite films from last year.

      • I forgot about Rise. I’m not in any way a James Franco fan so I wasn’t expecting much.

        • I was also impressed with John Lithgow’s performance as the father.

  6. Sadly I too fell asleep during the Lorax and I have never fallen asleep in a theater before…I would give Avengers a 10 because I have seen it three times in theaters… The only other film that I have seen three times in theaters is LOTR : TT .. I was living in a country overseas that did not have theaters so I missed seeing the other two installments of LOTR in theaters … I have already decided I am going to see the Hobbit at least three times!!

  7. I’m sure Screen Rant will have an update soon but I just read Damon Lindelof has been brought in to re-write the 3rd act of World War Z.
    I know there’s been a lot of focus lately on G.I. Joe and what’s going on with that movie but IMO this is just as big of a mess.
    7 weeks of re-shoots, re-writing the 3rd act and not to mention the cost of it all makes you think that no matter what this will be a complete disaster.
    I enjoyed the book so I’ll try to stay optimistic but as of today my hopes are low…

  8. Movies I thought wouldn’t be as good as I thought they were.
    The Hunger Games
    The Vow

  9. Okay how about movies we thought would be great but just didn’t quite live up to expectations.
    Wrath of the Titans
    Underworld: Awakening
    And I’m going to get blacklisted for this but
    The Avengers

    • 1. Star Wars Prequels
      2. Matrix Sequels
      3. Indy 4
      All 6 movies in total that I just listed may are my biggest movie disappointments ever…

      • The Matrix sequels in particular, for me, didn’t bring the promised “Whoo Yeah!” feel, at the end of The Matrix Neo says “I’m going to show them what you don’t want them to see” and then subsequently does his ‘Superman thing’ and flies away.

        Now that was an awesome ending to an awesome film, the sequels, well they simply lacked the ‘awesome’ that all of Matrix and it’s ending promised.

  10. Oops almost forgot Hangover 2

    • Don’t have a ‘hangover’ do you?


  11. Just thinking, one of my favourite shows from way back U.F.O. would be a great film to see on the big screen.

    As much as I love the vehicle’s from the series the costume’s would need to be brought up-to-date a bit though, I mean really, string vests?

    and how about the hair styles of the girls on Moonbase, pretty funky for their time but not a patch on the weird hairstyls of today.

    But, still a very valid premise for a film, would love to see it done properly.