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    Looking forward to seeing this. Pretty awesome cast.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)


    Looking forward to seeing this. Pretty awesome cast.
    Looks good but could have a 'star effect' film like the oceans or the inexpendables.

    On the other hand, Patrick Jane ffs :adore:
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    (Original post by Phalanges)


    Looking forward to seeing this. Pretty awesome cast.
    me too!
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    Looking forward to seeing this. Pretty awesome cast.
    From someone who watched it in the US, I've heard it's really quite good. they were going on about how surprising it was that a director making his début film had managed to rope in such big names.

    Also, the Golden Globes nominations are in. The big one seems to be The Artist, with six nominations, while The Help and The Descendants both have five a piece.
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    For some reason, very few of those films strike me as Oscar films. Maybe The Artist, which I have no idea what it is.
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    (Original post by Colonel.)
    For some reason, very few of those films strike me as Oscar films. Maybe The Artist, which I have no idea what it is.
    The Artist is, at the moment, looking like a major Oscar contender; I can't wait to see it. From the Best Picture categories, I think War Horse and Moneyball, and possibly Hugo and The Descendants, are also 'Oscar films'. The glaring omissions, I think, are The Tree of Life and Drive.
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    I'm surprised there was no Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy either.
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    I wish there was a Seinfeld movie starring Penny Packer, Art Vandalay and Varnson ffs :rofl2:
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    From someone who watched it in the US, I've heard it's really quite good. they were going on about how surprising it was that a director making his début film had managed to rope in such big names.

    Also, the Golden Globes nominations are in. The big one seems to be The Artist, with six nominations, while The Help and The Descendants both have five a piece.
    I have to say, I'd never heard of it before I got a couple of free tickets for it. :o: Then I watched the trailer and just progressively got more and more interested in it (although more for the cast than the story, which looks worryingly predictable. I hope that's just poor editing).

    There is nothing on the list of Globes nominations that I particularly think "wow, that is definitely justified". It's a pretty uninspiring list.
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    In amidst the prologue, the proper trailer for the Dark Knight Rises is also out on the interwebs in true shaky low quality cam style. Looks so good.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    Ones that caught my eye:

    Chewie
    by Evan Susser, Van Robichaux
    A satirical behind the scenes look at the making of Star Wars through the eyes of Peter Mayhew who played Chewbacca.

    The End
    by Aron Eli Coleite
    Four people - a veteran broadcaster in London, a sixteen year old girl and her boyfriend in Ann Arbor, and a devoted family man in Shanghai - each try to make peace with their lives before an interstellar event ends the world in six hours.

    Grace of Monaco
    by Arash Amel
    Grace Kelly, age 33 and having given up her acting career to focus on being a full time princess, uses her political maneuvering behind the scenes to save Monaco while French Leader Charles de Gaulle and Monaco’s Prince Rainier III are at odds over the principality’s standing as a tax haven.

    Bethlehem
    by Larry Brenner
    A group of people struggling to survive a zombie apocalypse make an alliance with a vampire, trading themselves as food in exchange for protection since zombies don’t eat vampire.

    Powell
    by Ed Whitworth
    Based on the true story of Colin Powell questioning the Bush administration leading up to his United Nations presentation where he made the case for going to war with Iraq.

    The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto
    by Michael Vukadinovich
    A prequel to the story of Pinocchio in which Geppetto endures a life of misfortune, war, and adventure, all to be with Julia Moon, his true love.

    Blood Mountain
    by Jonathan Stokes
    After his team is ambushed and killed in Pakistan, a young army ranger must escort the world’s most wanted terrorist over dangerous terrain in order to bring him to justice. While being hunted by both of their enemies, they must find a way to work together in order to survive.

    Desparate Hours
    by E Nicholas Mariani
    A small town crippled by WWI and the Spanish flu finds itself facing major moral questions and a brutal invading force when a young girl shows up on a rancher’s doorstep covered in blood.

    Flarsky
    by Daniel Sterling
    A political journalist courts his old babysitter, who is now the United States secretary of state.

    Saving Mr. Banks
    by Kelly Marcel
    The story of how Walt Disney got the rights for Mary Poppins.

    Leaving Pete
    by Ali Waller, Morgan Murphy
    A recently divorced author is stunned when his ex writes a popular book about their breakup, and he has to keep that fact secret from his new girlfriend, who works for the book’s publisher.

    Bad Words
    by Andrew Dodge
    The ******* child of the organizer of the national spelling bee gets his revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win the bee as an adult, only to find friendship in a young Indian contestant.

    77
    by David Matthews
    Two stories from 1974 are linked together - the unsolved murder of an LAPD officer and the nationally televised shootout in South Central Los Angeles between the Symbionese Liberation Army and the LAPD where 50,000 rounds of gunfire was exchanged. The events will be seen through the eyes of a pair of police partners, one black and one white.
    Man, just from this, they all sound so good! :zomg:
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    I'm a little bored, so figured I'd have a think of a shortlist of films for the start of January when we get up a film of the year thread. Any thoughts about these? Any glaring omissions? We'd be limited to 16 poll options, hence the omission of some good films like Hanna and X Men...

    • 127 Hours
    • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
    • Senna
    • Super 8
    • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    • Warrior
    • Source Code
    • Bridesmaids
    • The Fighter
    • True Grit
    • Black Swan
    • The Tree of Life
    • Drive
    • Hugo

    With potentially Sherlock Holmes 2 and Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to be added.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    I'm a little bored, so figured I'd have a think of a shortlist of films for the start of January when we get up a film of the year thread. Any thoughts about these? Any glaring omissions? We'd be limited to 16 poll options, hence the omission of some good films like Hanna and X Men...

    • 127 Hours
    • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
    • Senna
    • Super 8
    • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    • Warrior
    • Source Code
    • Bridesmaids
    • The Fighter
    • True Grit
    • Black Swan
    • The Tree of Life
    • Drive
    • Hugo

    With potentially Sherlock Holmes 2 and Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to be added.
    The omission of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 might not go down nicely. I certainly think it deserves its place in the poll. However, it will probably end up dominating the results. Seems like a given.

    I'd question putting in Bridesmaids over X-Men: First Class and Hanna. It's a good film but not that good.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    The omission of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 might not go down nicely. I certainly think it deserves its place in the poll. However, it will probably end up dominating the results. Seems like a given.

    I'd question putting in Bridesmaids over X-Men: First Class and Hanna. It's a good film but not that good.
    Ugh, really don't want to put Harry Potter in because everyone will vote for it and I really didn't like it. But it probably does deserve a place, although I don't know which you'd kick out for it. Probably Sherlock Holmes 2.

    Bridesmaids is the only comedy on the list and I think that's important for a bit of balance, and aside from that I think it stands on it's own merits as a pretty great film.
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    The Help got a lot of praise and is garnering some awards buzz. Didn't really like it, but there you go. I'm suspicious about Holmes 2 over X-Men and Hanna, but I haven't seen Holmes 2 and can't really comment.
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    (Original post by Christien)
    The Help got a lot of praise and is garnering some awards buzz. Didn't really like it, but there you go. I'm suspicious about Holmes 2 over X-Men and Hanna, but I haven't seen Holmes 2 and can't really comment.
    I originally had The Help in but swapped it out for Drive, which I think is a better film and also a much better TSR "fit", if you see what I mean.
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    I do think Deathly Hallows Part 2 deserves a spot on your list, personally I'd swap it for The Fighter which I thought was pretty weak except for Christian Bale's performance. I'm not sure how Sherlock 2 is going to go down either even though I am looking forward to it.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    I originally had The Help in but swapped it out for Drive, which I think is a better film and also a much better TSR "fit", if you see what I mean.


    Yeah, you can't really omit Drive. Tbh it's far easier to be annoyed over what's not been picked than to suggest what should be removed to make room for it.
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    (Original post by aja89)
    I do think Deathly Hallows Part 2 deserves a spot on your list, personally I'd swap it for The Fighter which I thought was pretty weak except for Christian Bale's performance. I'm not sure how Sherlock 2 is going to go down either even though I am looking forward to it.


    Deathly Hallows, being the last instalment of a beloved franchise, would get in on emotional grounds rather than its own merit. Don't get me wrong, solid film, but not better than anything else on that list besides perhaps Holmes (which I can't even confirm).
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    Holmes was put in as a possibility merely because it's one of the few left in the schedule that seems promising without me knowing how good it is (that should change next week). So it might definitely not warrant a place on the list, but I think it's worth bearing in mind.

    And Potter certainly doesn't deserve to get in over The Fighter.
 
 
 
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