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« on: December 05, 2011, 06:17:53 PM »

I for one thought Zombieland was going to suck when I saw the trailer; I was very very wrong. Anyone else have a movie like that?
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2011, 06:31:15 PM »

HUGO was not the facile, predictable kids' movie this trailer would lead you to believe.

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2011, 10:01:49 PM »

Moneyball.  Of course i have to admit that i was initially skeptical about the film being made as the book came out like 10 yrs ago and although Jonah Hill played.... Jonah Hill it was a good movie imo.
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2011, 01:24:22 AM »

Sherlock Holmes.  The trailer I saw looked like it was trying to say "Sherlock Holmes is cool now because he is on crack."  The fact that Downey Jr. was in it didn't exactly help my opinion either.  I can't remember how I got corralled into seeing the movie, but I was glad I did.  I loved it!  It reminded me so much of the old Wild Wild West TV series, which I really enjoy.  Now I can't wait for the next Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes film.
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2011, 01:34:12 PM »

"Lilo and Stitch" and "Galaxy Quest" are two that spring to mind.

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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2011, 01:49:00 PM »



    I thought I'd find it mildly amusing, not drop-dead funny; the owls alone were worth the price of admission.
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2011, 03:08:17 PM »

This one goes way back:

Arthur (1981)

The t.v. promos and trailers did not at all make it look like a good, funny, engaging movie. I remember seeing them as a kid and thinking it looked like a stupid movie. Then I saw it on cable and, even as a kid, realized it was gold. But it's weird, it was like there was no way of making a promo for that movie that made it look like an entertaining movie. The promos were basically clips of many of the one-liner jokes that a peppered throughout the movie, and in a trailer they did not work in the slightest, but in the context of the movie they were hysterical.
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2011, 03:23:09 PM »

This one goes way back:

Arthur (1981)

The t.v. promos and trailers did not at all make it look like a good, funny, engaging movie. I remember seeing them as a kid and thinking it looked like a stupid movie. Then I saw it on cable and, even as a kid, realized it was gold. But it's weird, it was like there was no way of making a promo for that movie that made it look like an entertaining movie. The promos were basically clips of many of the one-liner jokes that a peppered throughout the movie, and in a trailer they did not work in the slightest, but in the context of the movie they were hysterical.

Good one.  I thought, "Oh, no.  Another stupid comedy.  And to make it worse, Dudley Moore is in it."  Eventually, I saw it and enjoyed it.

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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2011, 04:01:51 PM »

This one goes way back:

Arthur (1981)

The t.v. promos and trailers did not at all make it look like a good, funny, engaging movie. I remember seeing them as a kid and thinking it looked like a stupid movie. Then I saw it on cable and, even as a kid, realized it was gold. But it's weird, it was like there was no way of making a promo for that movie that made it look like an entertaining movie. The promos were basically clips of many of the one-liner jokes that a peppered throughout the movie, and in a trailer they did not work in the slightest, but in the context of the movie they were hysterical.

Good one.  I thought, "Oh, no.  Another stupid comedy.  And to make it worse, Dudley Moore is in it."  Eventually, I saw it and enjoyed it.



I still haven't seen ARTHUR because it looks like another stupid comedy.
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2011, 04:19:06 PM »

This one goes way back:

Arthur (1981)

The t.v. promos and trailers did not at all make it look like a good, funny, engaging movie. I remember seeing them as a kid and thinking it looked like a stupid movie. Then I saw it on cable and, even as a kid, realized it was gold. But it's weird, it was like there was no way of making a promo for that movie that made it look like an entertaining movie. The promos were basically clips of many of the one-liner jokes that a peppered throughout the movie, and in a trailer they did not work in the slightest, but in the context of the movie they were hysterical.

Good one.  I thought, "Oh, no.  Another stupid comedy.  And to make it worse, Dudley Moore is in it."  Eventually, I saw it and enjoyed it.



I still haven't seen ARTHUR because it looks like another stupid comedy.

Are you joking? You really have never seen it?
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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2011, 06:47:14 PM »

This one goes way back:

Arthur (1981)

The t.v. promos and trailers did not at all make it look like a good, funny, engaging movie. I remember seeing them as a kid and thinking it looked like a stupid movie. Then I saw it on cable and, even as a kid, realized it was gold. But it's weird, it was like there was no way of making a promo for that movie that made it look like an entertaining movie. The promos were basically clips of many of the one-liner jokes that a peppered throughout the movie, and in a trailer they did not work in the slightest, but in the context of the movie they were hysterical.

Good one.  I thought, "Oh, no.  Another stupid comedy.  And to make it worse, Dudley Moore is in it."  Eventually, I saw it and enjoyed it.



I still haven't seen ARTHUR because it looks like another stupid comedy.

Are you joking? You really have never seen it?

Not only have I never seen it, I have no plans to.  I'm not boycotting it or anything, it just isn't on my "to see" list.
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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2011, 06:56:04 PM »

This one goes way back:

Arthur (1981)

The t.v. promos and trailers did not at all make it look like a good, funny, engaging movie. I remember seeing them as a kid and thinking it looked like a stupid movie. Then I saw it on cable and, even as a kid, realized it was gold. But it's weird, it was like there was no way of making a promo for that movie that made it look like an entertaining movie. The promos were basically clips of many of the one-liner jokes that a peppered throughout the movie, and in a trailer they did not work in the slightest, but in the context of the movie they were hysterical.

Good one.  I thought, "Oh, no.  Another stupid comedy.  And to make it worse, Dudley Moore is in it."  Eventually, I saw it and enjoyed it.



I still haven't seen ARTHUR because it looks like another stupid comedy.

Are you joking? You really have never seen it?

Not only have I never seen it, I have no plans to.  I'm not boycotting it or anything, it just isn't on my "to see" list.

Well, I hate it when people tell me I have to see something, so I won't do that to you. Besides, you're a confident individual who is going to do invest your time in what is valuable to you. I was just surprised, given your wide and generally solid tastes (as I have noted at least), that you had not seen it or would consider it a "hands off" item. If it's a Dudley Moore thing, I can understand that, but I do think you should consider giving it a whirl. It's a classic and pretty damn funny actually.
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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2011, 06:36:53 AM »

The CHANGELING (2008)-It looked like a long drawn out tearjerker. Well-it WAS a tear jerker-but far from boring! I was fascinated.

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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2011, 06:54:44 AM »

When I saw the trailer for Heaven's Gate, I thought it was going to be a good movie.  Wink

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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2011, 02:04:06 PM »

The CHANGELING (2008)-It looked like a long drawn out tearjerker. Well-it WAS a tear jerker-but far from boring! I was fascinated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unHG3uNquy8&feature=related


Ooh, good call.  That movie was much more than I expected.

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS wasn't the goofy punchfest this trailer indicated it would be:
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