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Forum posts for How many of these are real?

Posted by Nerhael on Apr 17, 2008
Answering this my cause my world to implode.

Posted by crux on Apr 17, 2008
You don't want to look at the answers. If you never trust me about anything else, trust me on this.

Posted by Nerhael on Apr 17, 2008
My honest to god assumption is that the trick of this is that every single one of them is real...

Which really bothers me.

YES!!
Posted by weberm1 on Apr 17, 2008
miss conception is real! that much be the sluttiest show EVER!

also, i want to see the chimp movie. it would be funny! come on, a circus chimp IN SPACE!!

Posted by Katie on Apr 17, 2008
Okay, I'm not even going to mention how disgusting I find the premise of "I love you man". But I do think the americans participating in a japanese game show show might be amusing......once.

Anyway, is this to be the year of the total suckitude of movies? I mean, we're a quarter of the way into the year and I can't tell you how many times people have said to me that they wanted to go to a movie but there wasn't anything they really wanted to see. Or if there was, it was from last year. I mean, what movies are people looking forward to?

Aside from Iron Man. Cause RDJ is fucking sexy.

Posted by phduffy on Apr 18, 2008

True - however I'm going to see Forgetting Sarah Marshall tonight at 7:50 at Scotiabank, if anyone's interested.

Posted by Miguel on Apr 18, 2008
This is very true, but traditionally the first quarter of the year isn't very good for movies after the big Oscar pushes and the Holiday season.


So far only In Bruges has caught my eye, with Be Kind Rewind and Clvoerfield being rentals. Summertime is coming though, and with it a lot of great movies:


David Mamet's Redbelt

Tropic Thunder

Harold and Kumar Escape Guantanamo

Blindness
Release Date: August 8th, 2008
Director: Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener)
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Gael Garcia Bernal, Danny Glover, Alice Braga
Synopsis: A doctor's wife becomes the only person with the ability to see in a town where everyone is struck with a mysterious case of sudden blindness. She feigns illness in order to take care of her husband as her surrounding community breaks down into chaos and disorder.
The Hype: Although The Constant Gardener wasn't a hit, anything City of God director Fernando Meirelles works on is guaranteed to be incredible, and this time around it sounds like it most certainly could be.

Pineapple Express
Release Date: August 8th, 2008
Director: David Gordon Green (George Washington, All the Real Girls, Snow Angels)
Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Amber Heard
Synopsis: A stoner and his dealer are forced to go on the run from the police after the pothead witnesses a cop commit a murder.
The Hype: The powerhouse Judd Apatow production team is ready to redefine and reinvigorate the stoner comedy genre with Pineapple Express, a half-action, half-comedy mega-movie.



Where the Wild Things Are
Release Date: October 3rd, 2008
Director: Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation)
Starring: Catherine Keener, Benicio Del Toro, Forest Whitaker, Lauren Ambrose, Catherine O'Hara
Synopsis: An adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story, where Max, a mischievous little boy, creates his own world - a forest in habited by fabulous wild creatures who crown Max as their ruler.
The Hype: Spike Jonze is up there with Michel Gondry (see Be Kind Rewind above) as being one of the most creative and unique filmmakers in the entire world. The promo photos I've seen so far and very early buzz that I've heard has lead me to believe that this is a gem in the works.


Son of Rambow
Release Date: May 2nd, 2008
Director: Garth Jennings (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
Starring: Will Poulter, Bill Milner, Jules Sitruk, Charlie Thrift
Synopsis: A nostalgic trip back to the 80s, Son of Rambow is an inventive valentine to an era where, for the first time in history, young minds had access to technology that allowed them to create their own stories while paying homage to their larger-than-life heroes from the movies that inspired them.
The Hype: A smash Sundance 2007 hit, this is finally making its way to theaters after Stallone's Rambo arrives in January and it's bound to be a huge indie hit just like Little Miss Sunshine.


The Fighter
Release Date: 2008
Director: Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain)
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Brad Pitt
Synopsis: A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid '80s.
The Hype: Visionary filmmaker Darren Aronofsky is finally taking on a more mainstream film that will likely still include his incredible cinematography and brilliant filmmaking techniques.


City of Ember
Release Date: October 10th, 2008
Director: Gil Kenan (Monster House)
Starring: Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Martin Landau, Toby Jones
Synopsis: For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing, and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker.
The Hype: The concept just sounds ridiculously cool, and you combine that with Bill Murray and I'm very interested to see what this is all about.

Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Release Date: 2008
Director: David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac)
Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Elias Koteas
Synopsis: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
The Hype: You take an intriguing story idea, combine it with Brad Pitt, and then let Fight Club director David Fincher make it all come to life - I'm there in an instant!

Posted by Katie on Apr 18, 2008
Harold and Kumar Escape Guantanamo??????? Seriously? I watched the first one, and it was mildly amusing if I let all intelligence go from my mind for 2 hours. This is seriously something to look forward to?

Blindness - I have high hopes for this. I fear being disappointed. I think I want to reread the book first though. Does anyone have my copy?

And still, for the number of movies that come out regularly, we seem to be fed a lot of schlock for a little good. Yes, first quarter blah blah blah. But overall, does quality not seem to be on the decline over quantity?

Posted by Miguel on Apr 18, 2008
I have been saying this to anyone who will listen,

2007 was my favourite year for movies since, well.....ever! A ridiculously strong line up of film across all genres, with No Country and There Will Be Blood being some of the best movies I have seen in over a decade. I can't think of a better year for film since I've been born, and I was looking through a lot of top ten lists throughout the past couple of decades.

Some people say there were banner years for movies in the 40's, 60's and 70's, but then some people say that acting used to be way better back in the Golden Age, and I don't agree with that at all.

This year has a lot to live up to, but I'm not too worried, there's always a couple of amazing movies each and every year.

Posted by Nerhael on Apr 18, 2008
I'd say that blindness probably won't work remotely near as well in a visual medium. I feel that the act of reading it, having stuff described to you rather than shown, really had a large impact on how you felt about the content.

Also, I think I have your copy, I'll try to check for it.