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Most anticipated films of 2014 (1 Viewer)

Which film has you most excited?

  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

    Votes: 19 9.6%
  • Robocop

    Votes: 10 5.1%
  • 300: Rise of An Empire

    Votes: 23 11.6%
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Votes: 43 21.7%
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    Votes: 20 10.1%
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    Votes: 52 26.3%
  • 22 Jump Street

    Votes: 18 9.1%
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2

    Votes: 13 6.6%
  • Fast and the Furious 7

    Votes: 6 3.0%
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Votes: 10 5.1%
  • Godzilla

    Votes: 27 13.6%
  • Gone Girl

    Votes: 12 6.1%
  • The Hobbit: There and Back Again

    Votes: 63 31.8%
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

    Votes: 32 16.2%
  • Other

    Votes: 30 15.2%

  • Total voters
    198
Sounds like Transformers: Pushing the Franchise Toward Extinction is absolutely terrible.

AND it's 2:45 long. :eek: :sleep:
I'm absolutely shocked. Shocked, I tell you. What is it about films nowadays that makes the director's feel they need to be so long? You'd think the studios would want shorter running times to make more money. It also reminds me of this quote.

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.

- Alfred Hitchcock
 
I don't get all the hate for the Transformers movies. I found them largely enjoyable, aside from Shia LeBeouf.

But Godzilla was very good, IMO. Wife and I saw it on our anniversary, and I like what they did with the character.

 
I don't get all the hate for the Transformers movies. I found them largely enjoyable, aside from Shia LeBeouf.

But Godzilla was very good, IMO. Wife and I saw it on our anniversary, and I like what they did with the character.
But that's the problem, there's so much Shia LeBeouf. So very, very much.

 
Just returned from the new Transformer movie and we were fully entertained throughout... :thumbup:

as a point of reference I have only watched the first film from start to finish.. just couldn't get into the next two.. but replacing Shia with Walberg was a good move.

 
Of the movies listed I have seen Jack Ryan (Pretty good), Robocop (horrible), and Captain America (surprisingly good).

My two favortie movies of the year (so far) have been Chef and then maybe Belle.

 
Mario Kart said:
KarmaPolice said:
Fennis said:
I feel like, on a whole, movies have gotten shorter again.
to me it feels like every big comedy movie is 2hrs and action movie are pushing 2 1/2.
That is how long you have to sit in a theater for. Movies are not much different in length but the previews, ads, end credits (Marvel) keep you in your chair.
nope, I am talking running time of the movie.

no comedy should be much more than 90 mins imo, but quite a few suffer from Apatowitis and push the 2 hr mark.

tons of action movies pushing that 2 1/2 hour mark too: batmans, avengers, stupid hobbits, stupid transformers, pacific rim, etc, etc.

a lot of the Academy noms push that mark too.

 
Mario Kart said:
KarmaPolice said:
Fennis said:
I feel like, on a whole, movies have gotten shorter again.
to me it feels like every big comedy movie is 2hrs and action movie are pushing 2 1/2.
That is how long you have to sit in a theater for. Movies are not much different in length but the previews, ads, end credits (Marvel) keep you in your chair.
nope, I am talking running time of the movie.

no comedy should be much more than 90 mins imo, but quite a few suffer from Apatowitis and push the 2 hr mark.

tons of action movies pushing that 2 1/2 hour mark too: batmans, avengers, stupid hobbits, stupid transformers, pacific rim, etc, etc.

a lot of the Academy noms push that mark too.
http://www.randalolson.com/2014/01/25/movies-arent-actually-much-longer-than-they-used-to-be/

Not much has changed. Ending credits with The Avengers and others keep you in the seat.

 
Mario Kart said:
KarmaPolice said:
Fennis said:
I feel like, on a whole, movies have gotten shorter again.
to me it feels like every big comedy movie is 2hrs and action movie are pushing 2 1/2.
That is how long you have to sit in a theater for. Movies are not much different in length but the previews, ads, end credits (Marvel) keep you in your chair.
nope, I am talking running time of the movie.no comedy should be much more than 90 mins imo, but quite a few suffer from Apatowitis and push the 2 hr mark.

tons of action movies pushing that 2 1/2 hour mark too: batmans, avengers, stupid hobbits, stupid transformers, pacific rim, etc, etc.

a lot of the Academy noms push that mark too.
http://www.randalolson.com/2014/01/25/movies-arent-actually-much-longer-than-they-used-to-be/Not much has changed. Ending credits with The Avengers and others keep you in the seat.
would you get off my damn lawn already?

I am sure it is right. I always forget how long star wars movies, Indiana jones, or others I grew up watching are. point is those are good movies and everything today is crap so it FEELS longer. ;)

 
Mario Kart said:
KarmaPolice said:
Fennis said:
I feel like, on a whole, movies have gotten shorter again.
to me it feels like every big comedy movie is 2hrs and action movie are pushing 2 1/2.
That is how long you have to sit in a theater for. Movies are not much different in length but the previews, ads, end credits (Marvel) keep you in your chair.
nope, I am talking running time of the movie.

no comedy should be much more than 90 mins imo, but quite a few suffer from Apatowitis and push the 2 hr mark.

tons of action movies pushing that 2 1/2 hour mark too: batmans, avengers, stupid hobbits, stupid transformers, pacific rim, etc, etc.

a lot of the Academy noms push that mark too.
I agree there arent as many 90 minute movies, but for awhile there every movie was pushing three hours.

 
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Won't say much about it but Transformers is horrible. 2/10 and that is generous.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
Won't say much about it but Transformers is horrible. 2/10 and that is generous.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:shrug: I think it depends on how many of the previous ones you've seen..

I've only watched the very first one from start to finish so I'm not "burned out" by them.

I enjoyed Walberg's character/family life and was entertained from start to finish..

saying that, I'd still only give it a 6 out of 10 as it went on about 45 minutes longer then it should have.

 
Boyhood by Richard Linklater

Currently a 9.0 on IMDB, 100% fresh on RT (4 votes) and 96/100 on metacritic (not one under 80).
I cannot wait to see this movie - comes out July 11.
This is a must see. The scope of it is impressive.

An idea of epic proportions would be to do another following a boy for ~5 or more years. Another movie, maybe in a different area of the states following a girl for the same time period then mixing and matching. The ending could go either way... love, death, tragic. Would be epic as well.

 
Wife went to Gone Girl last night and said it was one of the best movies she's seen.

Of course, she hasn't seen Star Wars, so take it FWIW.

 
Some that look good are coming up in the next couple weeks:

Birdman

Whiplash

Fury

I think I will be seeing some movies on my week off of work.

 
Of the movies listed I have seen Jack Ryan (Pretty good), Robocop (horrible), and Captain America (surprisingly good).

My two favortie movies of the year (so far) have been Chef and then maybe Belle.
Watched Chef the other night. Very good.

 
One of my top movies of the year was The Trip To Italy. I think it was right in my wheelhouse for movies. I'm the right age, love Italy, like this kind of humor and could completely relate to the movie. Highly recommend. Steve Coogan and Ryan Brydon both killed.

Ill need to watch the original.

 
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This one will start filming next month and I hope it makes it to cinema because I find the title most intriguing. :lol: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3464902/

The Lobster

Director Yorgos Lanthimos will make his English-language debut with this unconventional love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to the Hotel. There, they are obligated to find a mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into the woods. But what happens when a desperate man escapes from the Hotel, flees to the woods where the Loners live, and then falls in love?
Looks interesting and I'm going to check out his movie Dogtooth.
The Lobster livens thing up at this year's Cannes. http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150515-one-of-the-best-films-of-cannesI may get to see it in theater...

 
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