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I'm not terribly drawn to superhero movies either, nor am I into comics, but for P. Stewart and sir Ian, anything is worth watching.
They played Professor X and Magneto, respectively, in the first three X-Men movies. The movies are, eh, don't really know what to say, some people like them, some don't, depends on your personal taste. The cast is the thing I watched them for. Other than Patrick and sir Ian, you have Hugh Jackman (pretty good in his role), James Marsden (wonderful actor in general and he worked with what they gave him but the character is... not well written or well concieved so... sort of a lost battle from the start), then Anna Paquin, Halle Berry, Famke Jansen, Rebecca Romijn (personal girlcrush at the time), and Alan Cumming , sporting a German accent. In the last one, also Fassbender, McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence (new girlcrush ). And, of course, Kevin Bacon. As far as "teenage" movies goes, probably the best cast ever.
Watch it for the joy of seeing all these people on the same screen, it takes your mind away from the plot sometimes.
(X3 though, feel free to skip it... )
For a minute, I thought of James Marsters, the Buffy guy with the amazing English accent. Not sure if I've seen Marsden in anything else but 30 Rock, but he's got good chemistry with Fey there. Really should be in more episodes.
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Jackman&XeniaOnatopp are okay too.

I see the first X-Men (and some of the sequels) are relatively short for the genre. I may catch the first before the holidays and continue if it's good.

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Yeah, not really. I love her, but I'm skeptical. Don't think anyone can, for that matter.
Me neither really, at least not from the big names. Maybe an unknown or regular tv actress could do the best job.

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It is honestly hard to say where the intentional campiness in Twilight begins and unintentional one ends. Everything about that story is just so bad it's difficult to even begin rationalizing it. When you watch it you're in a constant state of wanting to talk back to the screen. Have you seen the earlier ones? Twilight #1 is just pure, solid comedy. I watched Blazing Saddles around the same day as Twilight and I laughed more during Twilight. Like, guffawing, water-spitting laughter.
Never watched Vampire Diaries but I assume it's just more of the same.
My favorite vampire movie will always be Bram Stoker's Dracula (minus every scene Keanu is in, bless him. love the guy but... in his defence, putting him in the same movie with Gary Oldman is solidly unfair to him). Love the visuals, liked the narrative more than expected, and of course - Gary Oldman. Gorgeous movie.
I also really like Blade #1.
I saw the first Twilight film because of curiosity and the second mainly for the campiness. Shortly after they came out on dvd. Don't really remember much apart from the very basic plot. A friend of mine used to work at a theatre back when the franchise started and said he's never seen a messier place than after a Twilight movie.

My vampire fav is the 1979 version of Nosferatu. Could hardly think of a better premise than Herzog directing Kinski, Adjani and Ganz (who's known mostly for playing Hitler, but great in everything he's in) and it fully delivered. Also quite enjoyed the two recent Let-the-right-one-in-movies. The final swimming pool scene is mindblowing.

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Was going to see SLP today but it didn't work out. I will probably catch it next week, mostly to see Bobby D yes (Although I don't mind looking at Jennifer Lawrence )

I'm pretty sure there is a new American Dracula show coming by the guy who made Carnivale. It's on one of the networks though


Not much of this is untold, except by mainstream US media maybe. Still an interesting watch though and hopefully it gets a little crazier as it goes along
I'm not much of a Stone fan, but this looks pretty good. For all I care, he can keep making documentaries. And Herzog in exchange switch back to feature films please

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i just finished watching "Remember Me" i hateeeeeee movies like that

first the girl in casino royal and now this?

i have a weak heart
you may definitely want to watch errr.. stay away from On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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Skyfall was pretty good, not Casino Royale but better than Quantum.

Just saw Looper with Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon Lewitt. JGL was brilliant, movie was pretty good.

Still haven't seen the newest Batman, have a feeling that it's overhyped/overrated. Hope I'm wrong when I see it.

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Still haven't seen the newest Batman, have a feeling that it's overhyped/overrated. Hope I'm wrong when I see it.
to me not as good as everybody talking but surely worth of watching, for me the biggest meltdown was when it was found out who was the main bad guy()

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For a minute, I thought of James Marsters, the Buffy guy with the amazing English accent. Not sure if I've seen Marsden in anything else but 30 Rock, but he's got good chemistry with Fey there. Really should be in more episodes.
Kevin Bacon
Jackman&XeniaOnatopp are okay too.

I see the first X-Men (and some of the sequels) are relatively short for the genre. I may catch the first before the holidays and continue if it's good.
They're pretty short films, yes, and they feel even shorter. It's very easy watching, and don't expect to be using your brain terribly much for it. (ironic for something that considers itself vaguely sci-fi, but yeah...)

Are you watching this season of 30 Rock?

Oh, and on the topic of Kevin Bacon, I recently watched (only parts of, couldn't take the entire movie ) The Woodsman, and oh wow, he is just amazing. Amazing. I can't think of a more difficult role.

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Me neither really, at least not from the big names. Maybe an unknown or regular tv actress could do the best job.
Yep, but who knows if they'd be willing to risk it. I'm preparing myself for Jessica Biel as Liz Taylor at some point.

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I saw the first Twilight film because of curiosity and the second mainly for the campiness. Shortly after they came out on dvd. Don't really remember much apart from the very basic plot. A friend of mine used to work at a theatre back when the franchise started and said he's never seen a messier place than after a Twilight movie.

My vampire fav is the 1979 version of Nosferatu. Could hardly think of a better premise than Herzog directing Kinski, Adjani and Ganz (who's known mostly for playing Hitler, but great in everything he's in) and it fully delivered. Also quite enjoyed the two recent Let-the-right-one-in-movies. The final swimming pool scene is mindblowing.
Haven't seen Nosferatu, I'll put it on my to watch list. I really like Bruno Ganz from the flashes of what I've seen of his work, what would be his best film?
For Let The Right One In, I liked the Swedish one, but didn't like the US one. It's silly but I just can't take to Chloe Moretz, I don't know why. Lina Leandersson was amazing.
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Still haven't seen the newest Batman, have a feeling that it's overhyped/overrated. Hope I'm wrong when I see it.
No, it's great. I watched it 5 times in the cinemas, thrice in IMAX. I'm a hardcore DarkKnighttard so you might wanna take my opinion with a pinch of salt.

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No, it's great. I watched it 5 times in the cinemas, thrice in IMAX. I'm a hardcore DarkKnighttard so you might wanna take my opinion with a pinch of salt.
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Still haven't seen the newest Batman, have a feeling that it's overhyped/overrated. Hope I'm wrong when I see it.
It's only overrated if you haven't followed the last 2 closely. TDRK practically lives off the story being told, which is amazing given how practically everything relates to Batman Begins and some of The Dark Knight.

In my opinion it's the greatest movie I've ever seen. Saw it 3 times in the cinema, once in IMAX and most recently just watched it a few days ago on my friend's 70" HDTV on bluray with surround sound. Each time it's been amazing and me and my friend have actually planned to watch all 3 on bluray in succession with a few other friends one night next week. It's really endless the amount of 'minor' stuff you can keep picking up in relation to the whole trilogy.

Only problem with the movie as many have mentioned is that Batman isn't in it much, but besides that there's no other real issues besides some which I won't mention as they're spoilers.
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It's only overrated if you haven't followed the last 2 closely. TDRK practically lives off the story being told, which is amazing given how practically everything relates to Batman Begins and some of The Dark Knight.

In my opinion it's the greatest movie I've ever seen. Saw it 3 times in the cinema, once in IMAX and most recently just watched it a few days ago on my friend's 70" HDTV on bluray with surround sound. Each time it's been amazing and me and my friend have actually planned to watch all 3 on bluray in succession with a few other friends one night next week. It's really endless the amount of 'minor' stuff you can keep picking up in relation to the whole trilogy.

Only problem with the movie as many have mentioned is that Batman isn't in it much, but besides that there's no other real issues besides some which I won't mention as they're spoilers.
I went for the Trilogy screening in IMAX in Singapore. Fucking amazing experience. I wish I could do it again.

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I went for the Trilogy screening in IMAX in Singapore. Fucking amazing experience. I wish I could do it again.
So damn lucky!
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So damn lucky!
I know right? There was a TDK Trilogy marathon in London last month but I forgot about it. (But it wasn't in IMAX.) I would want to watch all three on a 70-inch TV though - sounds amazing too.

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On other notes watched Arthur Christmas today with a little 5 year old girl today and we both absolutely loved it! Saw it last year in the cinema and loved it then too, definitely my favourite Christmas movie, would recommend anyone who likes animation and/or Christmas movies to give it a watch.

Also watched Tangled with her a few days ago, which is another awesome animation where I didn't expect anything good at all to come from.
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On other notes watched Arthur Christmas today with a little 5 year old girl today and we both absolutely loved it! Saw it last year in the cinema and loved it then too, definitely my favourite Christmas movie, would recommend anyone who likes animation and/or Christmas movies to give it a watch.

Also watched Tangled with her a few days ago, which is another awesome animation where I didn't expect anything good at all to come from.
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I know right? There was a TDK Trilogy marathon in London last month but I forgot about it. (But it wasn't in IMAX.) I would want to watch all three on a 70-inch TV though - sounds amazing too.
Damn, wish I knew about it would have definitely gone, shame it's not in IMAX but would practically take anything to watch all 3 again on the big screen.

It's pretty awesome watching it on such a big screen at home, it's really like a home cinema with better picture and sound quality to make up for what it lacks, sadly can't compete with IMAX, but still a nice experience. Looking forward to watching all 3 next week on it, pretty much the most I can do since it's never going to be shown in the cinema again most likely.

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That's weird. But then every character is practically so lovable in it.
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Also watched Tangled with her a few days ago, which is another awesome animation where I didn't expect anything good at all to come from.
I love Tangled. Watched it on the plane out of boredom and I was so surprised by how entertaining it was. I love Zachary Levi too - he played Chuck in "Chuck", one of my favourite TV shows of all-time.

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Damn, wish I knew about it would have definitely gone, shame it's not in IMAX but would practically take anything to watch all 3 again on the big screen.
It was shown in some cinema in Chinatown. The poster said "35mm marathon"...no clue what that means.

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It's pretty awesome watching it on such a big screen at home, it's really like a home cinema with better picture and sound quality to make up for what it lacks, sadly can't compete with IMAX, but still a nice experience. Looking forward to watching all 3 next week on it, pretty much the most I can do since it's never going to be shown in the cinema again most likely.
Was there no screening of all 3 after the last one came out? I thought it would've been a good opportunity for the studios to make some extra money. Man I need a 70-inch TV too. it's just not the same watching the movies on my sad 14-inch laptop.

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