The summer is almost over...

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    It's not even July yet, but I don't see much more than 4 films that will make me go see them in the theaters for the next couple of months. I guess the summer really does start in May nowadays.

    Off the top of my head, I will probably see:

    Austin Powers
    Road To Perdition
    Men In Black 2 (totally 50-50 on this one)
    Reign of Fire

    But I can't believe that's all that appeals to me at this point in time.

    Anything else with decent buzz that's opening in the next couple of months?
     
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    Signs.
     
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    K-19: The Widowmaker
    The Adventures of Pluto Nash
    Simone
     
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    I was going to start a similar thread but more about the quality of the films that are left for the rest of the summer season. I don't think that the season is over for most but much like you, I only see a couple of must see films for July and August. Hopefully, there is a sleeper hit or two in there. After seeing the latest trailer for Signs, I've lost interest on that one, as well.
    But, I'm still hoping that the arthouse fare will make up for it.
    ~Edwin
     
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    Signs, Goldmember and Road to Perdition are the only three films that I'm genuinely excited about going to see. I'll probably go to see MIIB because my parents wanna go and if I'm lucky I'll see the new TTT trailer.
     
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    RE: Signs

     
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    Well, there's always hope that it will be better than some of the films you liked.[​IMG]
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    Umm....
     
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    BTW, I'm just not interested in K-19 in the least at this point. Just seems dull so far, nothing has my interest in the premise at this point. With Ford's recent streak he is no longer an auto-sell for me. I feel like it's just going to cover the Red October, Das Boot, U-571 ground again.

    XXX - I'll skip, but I can see why it would pack houses.

    Pluto Nash - can we really trust Eddie Murphy films now? He seems "back" but Dolittle(s) was a bit corny and Nutty(s) was just awful except for the fact that he was playing the whole, crazy family. The script for those films was less than great.
     
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    There are only 3 that I want to see:
    K-19: The Widowmaker
    Road to Perdition
    Signs
     
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    I'm actually interested in Signs too. It has to be better than M.Night's last film, the torturous Unbreakable.
    There's always a gem mixed in with the dirt, you just gotta look for that sparkle.[​IMG]
     
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    Or Van Wilder. [​IMG]
    Seriously though, there's a small fanbase for The Powerpuff Girls, although I've never seen the show it seems to contain more adult based humour than many of its counterparts. I'll see it next week.
    And by the way, I'm seeing everything in the next two months. Someone has to do the dirty work. [​IMG]
    Jason
     
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    I'm getting pretty jazzed for xXx! The trailer is unbelievable. Other than that Full Frontal is a guaranteed 4-star movie, with that extra star just waiting on the side-lines to be called onto the field. [​IMG]
    Also, its nice for us Brits (or not nice depending on viewpoint), cos our equivalent of your blockbuster summer season tends to run from about July to October, so we've got plenty more to come. For instance, Van Wilder hasn't appeared on our shores yet, and I've been avoiding the reviews so that I can stay spoiler free. I can't wait. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    I'll throw my two cents in since I've seen a couple of these. The Powerpuff Girls Movie was a pleasant surprise as I've never seen the show. It has a little more substance to it than I expected, and there's some fairly sly humor that adults should enjoy (if they pick up on it). Don't discount it entirely.

    K-19 The Widowmaker is okay but nothing to get really jazzed about. It's one of those I'm on the fence on regarding "recommendability". K-19 is too long, especially the ending that tested my patience. The core story is semi-interesting, but it's also familiar enough within the submarine movie genre that I kept waiting for something more. Essentially my feelings are mixed on it.

    Don't laugh but Blue Crush could be one of the summer's surprise hits. Although it might look like boilerplate exploitation, it's from the guy who made crazy/beautiful, which gives me some hope for it.
     
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    Okay, my list now looks like this:

    Men In Black 2 (probably)
    Reign of Fire
    Road to Perdition
    Austin Powers 3
    xXx
    Signs (I thought this was coming out later in the fall).

    Maybe's:

    K-19: The Widowmaker
    Full Frontal (Soderbergh doesn't make it an automatic choice for me)
    Simone
    One Hour Photo
    Serving Sara

    Thanks for the roll-out on the rest of the summer.

    Besides "Signs" there's not much that I'm really juiced to go see.
     

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