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9 May 2012 - 4:15pm

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Ok, I know there is a movies thread out there, but I am starting this thread to talk about the Summer 2012 movies.

What films being released this summer are you most looking forward to?

My List:

- Dark Knight Rises
- Expendables 2
- Men In Black 3
- Prometheus

What's your list?

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11 May 2012 - 12:17pm
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Definitely Prometheus. I loved Alien and Aliens when I was a kid.

I didn't know there was another Dark Knight movie. If its only half as good as the last one it will still be great.

As for the others there ... meh

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11 May 2012 - 7:20pm
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I want to see Dark Shadows, but I don't know if that qualifies as a summer movie since it is out now. I am a little disappointed with the reviews, but I also heard Jonny Depp fans will like it.

Going to see The Cabin in the Woods today. I rarely go to the theatre, so it should be fun. I have heard this movie is unique and amazing.

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I heard Dark Shadows was decent, but not really a comedy. This is weird because it has been marketed as being funny.. I don't know what to think of this. There is also a movie by the creator of Family Guy with Mark Wahlberg who is friends with a teddy bear named Ted that is rude and crude. It looks funny, as does The Dictator.

Ugh, so many movies to see!

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I heard Dark Shadows was decent, but not really a comedy. This is weird because it has been marketed as being funny.. I don't know what to think of this. There is also a movie by the creator of Family Guy with Mark Wahlberg who is friends with a teddy bear named Ted that is rude and crude. It looks funny, as does The Dictator.

Ugh, so many movies to see!

I love movies, too, 'Slim. But I rarely go to the theatre, and I usually watch online or on my Netflix free to stream or rent from Redbox. I could talk movies all the day long, lol.

I saw the previews of the one with Mark Wahlberg and the teddy bear. lol It looked VERY silly, and I am sure it could go either way. My oldest son wants to see it, and my youngest does not. I am thinking it might be a rental, lol.

Have you seen The Cabin in the Woods yet?

Next on my Redbox list is Take Shelter, and I want to re-watch Gone Baby Gone, but I am not sure where I can find it. What ever happened to video stores? I really miss going in and talking movies with the staff and there was such a nice selection. Kind of sad, don't you think?

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[What ever happened to video stores? I really miss going in and talking movies with the staff and there was such a nice selection. Kind of sad, don't you think?

This is another one of those things that our kids won't have a clue about (like cassettes and walkmans and VCRs). Around here the big chain stores like Blockbuster are all failing, but the ones that are surviving are the small independent stores that stock the less mainstream stuff. And they are the places I would be more likely to want to visit to chat to the staff, rather than a 15 year old at Blockbuster who thinks the pinnacle of cinema was Twilight or something.

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I actually used to work at a Hollywood Video and it was awesome. I got free rentals and loved talking movies with the customers. If it wasn't for the near minimum wage pay and the fact that the store closed its doors I'd have had a lot harder time moving on.

Hell, I'd even take a few hours a week at the one video store we have in our town of 40,000 people if I could still get free rentals.

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I actually used to work at a Hollywood Video and it was awesome. I got free rentals and loved talking movies with the customers. If it wasn't for the near minimum wage pay and the fact that the store closed its doors I'd have had a lot harder time moving on.

Hell, I'd even take a few hours a week at the one video store we have in our town of 40,000 people if I could still get free rentals.

We still have a Blockbuster, but many are going out of business. We used to have a guy at the video store who liked talking about movies. We rented many movies because we learned to trust his judgement.

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This is another one of those things that our kids won't have a clue about (like cassettes and walkmans and VCRs). Around here the big chain stores like Blockbuster are all failing, but the ones that are surviving are the small independent stores that stock the less mainstream stuff. And they are the places I would be more likely to want to visit to chat to the staff, rather than a 15 year old at Blockbuster who thinks the pinnacle of cinema was Twilight or something.

LOl, that is funny. In one town I lived in it was the "mom and pop" video store that went first. They were over run by the local Blockbuster, and I remember they were open 24/7 and 365 days a year and just loved their store. I don't even know where the closest video store around here IS anymore! They also used to have a decent video room at Coburns, which is a local grocery chain, but I am not sure if they even do that anymore. They had these coupon books you could buy for new releases to get a good deal. I do miss the stores you speak of.

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I actually used to work at a Hollywood Video and it was awesome. I got free rentals and loved talking movies with the customers. If it wasn't for the near minimum wage pay and the fact that the store closed its doors I'd have had a lot harder time moving on.

Hell, I'd even take a few hours a week at the one video store we have in our town of 40,000 people if I could still get free rentals.

I have always wanted to work at a video store (or book store)! That would be so much fun. I always thought my sons would have been good at it, too, but it wasn't always easy to get jobs at our local places back in the day. Free rentals would be GREAT!

My nephew managed some video stores in Virgina Beach, Virginia for many years, but he also had to move on due to the closing of so many stores. I am sure he was able to get plenty of free rentals, too, lol.

I will have to do some research, because I live in the metro area and there has to be something left around here besides Redbox!

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I used to know a girl at uni who worked in a Blockbuster. She said the 2nd biggest money maker after new releases was porn. So I'm guessing the internet has well and truly killed that market for them.

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I used to know a girl at uni who worked in a Blockbuster. She said the 2nd biggest money maker after new releases was porn. So I'm guessing the internet has well and truly killed that market for them.

Yes, I once talked to a young man who lived in my building and said the only industries to survive the recession were sex and alcohol, but I guess the porn industry took a hit, too.

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I watched Men in black 3 and now i am looking forward to watch Prometheus..

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How was Men In Black 3, pokerboy? I thought the trailer looked decent in 3D, but I can't trust anything with Will Smith. His movies are either hit or miss.

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Oh my gosh, I saw previews for THREE awesome movies when I went to see Dark Shadows. I have to find the names and I will list them here with trailers. I am so excited, plus want to learn more about the new Oliver Stone, Savages. I will be back soon! Smile

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Prometheus starts here tomorrow. It is the first movie I have been really keen to see for a long time. I might try to sneak out and see it on Friday.

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Let me know how it is. I am getting geeked about it as they have stepped up the previews and sponsorships on TV here.

Please let it be awesome.

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Don't waste your time on Chernobyl Diaries. My son was so hyped up to see it, and my youngest and oldest were both VERY disappointed in the movie. They wished they had gone to Snow White instead.

All my sons want to see Prometheus. I had no idea it was connected to the Alien movies, but now that they told me, I would like to see it, too. From what I now understand it is a prequel to the Alien movies. Is that right? I still have to find and list those movies I saw the previews to. They look great.

BTW, has anyone watched the mini series of the Hatfields and McCoys? I heard it was awesome. I am going to try to find it on Project Free TV.

I also just started watching the series Six Feet Under, and I highly recommend it. Awesome series. I just started Season 2, and it is so well done with great acting. I love the mom, "Ruth." She is the best, lol, but all the characters are great in their roles.

I truly missed my calling. Would LOVE to be a TV/Movie critic. Wouldn't that be the best job ever? lol!

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Here are the movies I keep talking about. I saw the preview when I went to Dark Shadows at the theatre, and I was blown away.

First one is End of Watch starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena (preview on this page):

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/risky-business/end-of-watch-trailer-jak...

The next is Gangster Squad, starring Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUQNpG5SVnY

The next (out in Oct) is Argo, with Brian Cranston and tons of other good actors is about the Americans held hostage in Iran, a true story:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9a15ELZmnI

Finally, Oliver Stone's Savages, the story of pot growers who get mixed up with the Mexican Cartel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC2zbOwbeEs

Not necessarily summer movies, but I want to see all of the above. Can't wait!

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I hate to say it but Gangster Squad looks good. I thought I saw Nick Nolte in there. All those guys are looking old now.

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All those movies, above, looked good to me. Gangster Squad included. I can't wait to see them all. I hope they all get good reviews, and they are all as good as they appear to be.

Yes, we are all getting older, lol.

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I didn't get a chance to see Prometheus yet. Maybe tomorrow as my kids are staying with their grandparents for a night. Friends have told me it is good but not in the same league as Alien or Aliens.

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Youngest son was not overly impressed with Prometheus, and he has good taste in movies. To each their own, though, and that is just one man's opinion, lol.

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter is also receiving "mixed reviews." I bet the book is better, lol. Almost always true. Wink

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