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  • This Week In Movies: December 10th

    Big weekend for movies.



    Tron: Legacy

    [img width=409 height=600]http://www.latinoreview.com/images/stories/articles/tronposter.jpg[/img]

    Rated: PG
    Directed By: Joseph Kosinski (yeah)
    Starring: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, and Olivia Wilde

    TRAILER

    Synopsis: TRON: LEGACY is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that's unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (GARRETT HEDLUND), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (JEFF BRIDGES), looks into his father's disappearance and finds himself pulled into the digital world of Tron where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin's loyal confidant Quorra (OLIVIA WILDE), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey of escape across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.



    Have you seen it FF24? Hellz Yeah

    FF24 Take: Will Tron Legacy win a bunch of Oscars and be remembered as one of the best movies ever? No. Is it a kick ass action movie with an awesome soundtrack that doesn't overstay it's welcome? ABSOLUTELY.

    I hadn't seen the first Tron movie previous to seeing Tron Legacy but I had seen clips of it and pretty much knew what to expect. I had heard that the first movie is slow and didn't really make a lot of sense. Since seeing Legacy I have seen the original and all those things are true. This one keeps a very tight pacing through the whole movie and there is very little downtime between action sequences. The plot however, still can be picked apart because, let's face it, the premise of Tron is pretty absurd. The visuals leap off the screen (the neon helps a lot) and the action sequences, for the most part, are very solid. The one downside is CGI Jeff Bridges. Some of the time he looks great, other times he looks like a moving version of a Madame Tussauds statue...it's pretty creepy.

    Garrett Hedlund does a solid job as the son of Flynn, I didn't know who the kid was before this movie but I have a feeling you'll see him in a movie every 3 months pretty soon. Jeff Bridges is Jeff Bridges, solid as always. His Kevin Flynn is like a cross between Flynn from the first movie and The Dude...which is not a bad thing at all. Olivia Wilde does a good job under that wig they put her in. I honestly forgot it was her for the first half of the movie and had to get my phone out to look it up. She has the innocent stare down cold.

    Daft Punk is back with a pretty solid soundtrack. Unfortunately with soundtracks there are a lot of repeated themes throughout the movie so there is only probably 30 minutes of music. The most notable of the tracks plays during an action sequence in a bar/nightclub, and it's awesome.

    Tron Legacy feels like a summer blockbuster. It's seemed short even though it hits at right about the 2 hour mark. Some of themes really started to wear on me by the end of the movie, lot of nods to Star Wars and religion everywhere...but I guess that is kind of to be expected. I saw it in "normal" 3-D and will be seeing it in IMAX 3D on Thursday. I've seen a lot of crap 3D over the past 2 years and one phenomenal 3-D (Avatar). This is neither, but definitely in the upper echelon (it has only Avatar on top of it) of the genre. You won't miss anything if you don't see it in 3-D, but it is definitely ok to splurge if you want, you will get your monies worth.



    Yogi Bear

    [img width=409 height=600]http://www.blogcdn.com/blog.moviefone.com/media/2010/08/cine-yogi-bear-poster.jpg[/img]

    Rated: PG
    Directed By: Eric Brevig
    Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, and Anna Faris (that woman is way too talented to be in this crap)

    ENDING ZOMG SPOILARS

    Synopsis: Everyone's favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear comes to the big screen in "Yogi Bear," a new adventure, filmed in 3D, that combines live action with computer animation. Dan Aykroyd stars as the voice of Yogi, Jellystone Park's notorious troublemaker, and Justin Timberlake as the voice of Boo Boo, Yogi's faithful pal and co-conspirator in his never-ending schemes to separate park visitors from their lunches. Yogi has always relied on his quick wit and fast feet to stay one step ahead of irate campers while dodging his long-suffering nemesis, Ranger Smith. But he and Boo Boo are about to face a situation worse than anything Yogi has ever gotten them into... Jellystone Park is being sold! To cover his mismanagement of city funds and fuel his election campaign, Mayor Brown plans to sell the park to loggers. Families will no longer be able to experience the natural beauty of the outdoors Jellystone has always provided--and, even worse, Yogi, Boo Boo, and all their friends will be tossed out of the only home they've ever known. Faced with his biggest challenge ever, Yogi must prove he really is "smarter than the average bear," as he and Boo Boo join forces with Ranger Smith to find a way to save the park from closing forever.


    Have you seen it FF24? No.

    FF24 Take: Fuck no.



    How Do You Know

    [img width=409 height=600]http://www.filmofilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/how_do_you_know_poster-535x792.jpg[/img]

    Rated: PG-13
    Directed By: James L. Brooks
    Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson

    TRAILER

    Synopsis: A romantic comedy centered on the love triangle between professional softball player Lisa Jorgenson, a corporate executive, and a major-league pitcher. (Yeah, that's it)


    Have you seen it FF24? No.

    FF24 Take: The trailers for this have been a real turn off. I have a self professed man crush on Paul Rudd but even I am going to stay away from this one. Owen Wilson's schtick is sooooo old and Reese Witherspoon is kind of past her prime (if she had one). The plot looks predictable and not very funny. I wouldn't fight too hard if the wife wanted to go but looks more like a Saturday night rental in a few months.



    Black Swan

    [img width=409 height=600]http://s3.daemonsmovies.com/mov/up/2010/09/Black-Swan-Poster1-550x814.jpg[/img]

    Rated: R
    Directed By: Darren Aronofsky
    Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, and Vincent Cassel

    TRAILER

    Synopsis: A psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet, BLACK SWAN stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a featured dancer who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new rival at the company (Mila Kunis). A Fox Searchlight Pictures release by visionary director Darren Aronofsky (THE WRESTLER), BLACK SWAN takes a thrilling and at times terrifying journey through the psyche of a young ballerina whose starring role as the duplicitous swan queen turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect. BLACK SWAN follows the story of Nina (Portman), a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her retired ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who zealously supports her daughter,s professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.


    Have you seen it FF24? No, and it's killing me

    FF24 Take: This type of movie is right in my wheelhouse. Aronofsky is one of my favorite directors going today. I thought that The Fountain was highly underrated and thought that the Wrestler was kind of overrated. I'm hoping Black Swan is a nice balance between the crazy of The Fountain and the gritty reality of The Wrestler.



    If I could see one movie this weekend what would it be? Black Swan

    Coming Next Week: Little Fockers, True Grit, Gulliver's Travels, I Love You Phillip Morris

  • #2
    Re: This Week In Movies: December 10th

    On a suckiness scale of 1-10, with 1 being Casablanca and 10 being any Rob Schneider movie, where do you think Yogi Bear is going to land? I'm guessing 11.

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    • #3
      Re: This Week In Movies: December 10th

      This poster should tell you everything you need to know.

      Yes, it's real.

      [img width=255 height=600]http://thedrum.co.uk/blogs/davidmilligan/files/2010/08/cine-yogi-bear-poster.jpg[/img]

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        Re: This Week In Movies: December 10th

        [quote author=filmfanatic24 link=topic=2624.msg29873#msg29873 date=1291995294]
        This poster should tell you everything you need to know.

        Yes, it's real.

        [img width=255 height=600]http://thedrum.co.uk/blogs/davidmilligan/files/2010/08/cine-yogi-bear-poster.jpg[/img]
        [/quote]

        The tag line reminded me of this for some reason:

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        • #5
          Re: This Week In Movies: December 10th

          "excuse me...bear...f()cker...do you need our assistance?!"

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          • #6
            Re: This Week In Movies: December 10th

            [quote author=filmfanatic24 link=topic=2624.msg29873#msg29873 date=1291995294]
            This poster should tell you everything you need to know.

            Yes, it's real.

            [img width=255 height=600]http://thedrum.co.uk/blogs/davidmilligan/files/2010/08/cine-yogi-bear-poster.jpg[/img]
            [/quote]

            This is how you determine that your career is over. You star as a live action person in a cartoon movie.

            Just look at Freddie Prinze Jr, Breckin Meyer, and now Tom Cavanagh.

            On second thought, maybe this is how you know you never had a career in the first place.

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            • #7
              Re: This Week In Movies: December 10th

              What about Jason Lee? Career over?

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              • #8
                Re: This Week In Movies: December 10th

                [quote author=filmfanatic24 link=topic=2624.msg29916#msg29916 date=1292003698]
                What about Jason Lee? Career over?
                [/quote]

                Undetermined. He had a cameo on that show on fox about the baby getting adopted by the ugly Plimpton chick from the Goonies but nothing in the real hot fire now.

                Also, I forgot about Alvin and the Chipmonks.

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                • #9
                  Re: This Week In Movies: December 10th

                  Also, Film, was I mistaken that the new shitty remake of "Red Dawn" was supposed to come out in December?

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