Five for the Fifth – 5 Questions for The 5th of December

Happy Fifth of December, everyone!

Wow man, time files, can’t believe we’ve now come to the last edition of the year! Well, per usual, the fifth of the month is a monthly feature where I get to post five random news item/observation/trailer, etc. and then turn it over to you to share your take on that given topic. You can see the previous five-for-the-fifth posts here.

So let’s get started shall we?

  • The day after Thanksgiving last week was the biggest shopping day of the year. Fortunately I was on holiday so I didn’t do as much ‘damage’ that day as I otherwise would as I couldn’t really go to a nearby mall. But my hubby did check out Amazon.com and see what Blu-ray deals we could get our hands on.

    Well, we ended up scoring this Bourne Trilogy box set for only $23.99! This is the one franchise where all three movies are good and well-done, plus it’s jam-packed with all kinds of special features for each film, beyond the usual Alternate Ending/Deleted Scenes. That’ll take us a while to devour all of those.

    So what dvd/blu-ray box set(s) did you buy recently?
  • Did you think it’s all over for M. Night Shyamalan? Well apparently not. I just heard he’s got a new sci-fi project called After Earth? The project is currently in pre-production. According to FirstShowing, the story is as follows: “After a crash landing, a father and son explore an alien planet… [it’s] about what happens when a young boy and his father’s spaceship crash lands on Earth one thousand years after humans abandoned it.” Reportedly Wil Smith and his son Jaden will star in it.
    ,,,
    What do you think folks, are you intrigued by this project?
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  • I finally finished the first Hunger Games novel by Suzanne Collins. Wow I must say I’m impressed as the story kept me intrigued throughout and the character development is really good. I do hope the movie (or franchise I should say) would do the book justice. I’ve been mulling over the casting choices… I like Jennifer Lawrence as the 17-year-old Katniss, at 21 she’s a few years older than the character’s age but it doesn’t bother me. I kept picturing her as I was reading the book and I think she’ll do well. I’m still not sold on Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, the boy from her district who got picked to be in the tournament. To be fair, this still from the shoot convinces me just a bit more he’d be ok in the role, we’ll see I guess. I do like Liam Hemsworth as Gale though, I can see him being a good hunter. If you haven’t seen the first full trailer already, here it is:
    ….

    ..
    What’s your thought about this project? Are you a fan?

  • It’s Walt Disney’s birthday today… he would’ve been 110 years old. It’s amazing to think about his legacy for the entertainment industry, from films to the ultimate ‘happy place’ that is Disneyland & Disney world. Who doesn’t love watching Disney as a kid? I grew up watching those Princess flicks and still love them even today. I guess if I were to name my favorite Disney film, it’d have to be Sleeping Beauty. Aside from The Rocketeer and the first Narnia movie, I guess I’m more into Disney’s animated features than the live-action ones.

    So what’s YOUR all time favorite Disney movie?
  • Ok, my hubby just told me that out of only about 40 theaters in the US in which the prologue of The Dark Knight Rises will be shown in front of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, there is only ONE here in Minnesota (per SuperHeroHype). Fortunately it’s only 20-minutes away from where I live. Now, typically I won’t bother seeing stuff at IMAX, but my hubby and I are seriously considering going to see MI:4 at that IMAX location and paying extra for it just to get a glimpse of Batman 3. Yeah, THAT is how powerful Nolan is right now, and the power he holds over us fanboys/girls, ahah.

    Now I’m curious, have you ever influenced to see a movie at a cinema or IMAX just to see a preview/footage of another movie?

Well, that’s it for the end of the year’s edition of Five for the Fifth. Now, please pick a question out of the five above or better yet, do ‘em all!

74 thoughts on “Five for the Fifth – 5 Questions for The 5th of December

  1. Ah, Flixy, I was excited about that new M. Night Shyamalan’s project that you’ve just mentioned, until you finished with Will Smith, the king of nepotism 😦 Can’t stand him pushing his wife and kids everywhere.

    1. When has Smith tried to get his wife a role?Jaden seems to be getting more roles than her. The last prominent role Jada had that i can remember was in the Matrix, and i don’t think Will was involved in that. If anything after Collateral it doesn’t seem like Jada has been doing much movie wise.

      1. Hi, dirtywithclass:

        Jada Pinkett Smith just finished up with the recently cancelled ‘Hawthorne’ series on TNT. I tried watching it a few times and kept flashing back to the much better, dramatic/medical NBC series from 1968, ‘Julia’.

        With Diahnn Carroll and Lloyd Nolan. Where Carroll played a nurse/single mom with a precocious son opposite kindly/gruff Lloyd Nolan.

        Basically, Jada has Will Smith’s name and not a heck of a lot more, talent wise.

        1. I knew about the tv series,which is why i said moviewise she hasn’t been doing much. And i didn’t think Will was involved with Hawthorne(Or more specifically in her getting the role). My basic point was that Will hasn’t been pushing Jada career wise the way he is doing with there kids

          1. I didn’t say he was pushing her career, Dirty, read it again 🙂 He is pushing his kids careers (who don’t really have any special talent, the daughter especially) but when it comes to his wife, he keeps pushing her in the media, in shows, interviews, everywhere. She would be a pretty much forgotten actress if she wasn’t married to him.

  2. Ted S.

    That’s a great price for The Bourne Trilogy on BD, I remember I bought mine for $70 when a couple of years ago. I recently bought The Lord of the Rings Extended editions on Blu-ray for a decent price of $49. I’m sure it will come down even more by this time next year.

    Don’t really care for M. Night’s new project, especially with little Smith in it, I saw him in the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still and he was quite annoying.

    Never heard Hunger Games books until the film was announced, from the trailer it looks too much like Battle Royale mix in with The Running Man. Maybe a rental for me.

    I’m glad that Warner Bros. and Nolan forced IMAX to show The Dark Knight Rises opening scene only on the real IMAX theater. This way I hope IMAX will actually build more true IMAX theater around the country, instead of just lending its name to AMC. I’ve never gone to a theater just to see a preview of films I wanted to see, especially with the internet now a days. Just wait for a day or two and you can see it online, no need to waste money at the movie theater.

    1. Don’t really care for M. Night’s new project, especially with little Smith in it, I saw him in the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still and he was quite annoying.

      Wasn’t he, though?

    2. Oh my goodness, 70 bucks?! Oh man that’s steep even for something like Ben Hur! We got LOTR Blu-ray for $59, ah well we thought that was cheap already.

      Yeah I suppose I could just wait for TDKR prologue ’til it’s online but since we wanted to see MI:4 anyway, maybe it’s ok to splurge on IMAX once in a while, I just might get a severe case of vertigo seeing Cruise on top of the Burj Khalifa on those giant IMAX screen!

      1. Ted S.

        I’m taking Friday the 16th off from work so if you and Ivan are planning to go see M:I-4 that night, I’ll be there. I’m actually planning to go see it with a friend, maybe you can meet us at the Great Clips IMAX theater.

        1. I’m taking that day off too, I’ll see if Ivan does too as he still have tons of vacation days left as well. Hopefully we can meet up!

  3. 1. None, but I’m hoping the LOTR Trilogy – Extended Edition Blu-ray keeps dropping in price ;-).
    2. Sorry to say, but M. Night’s ship has sailed. Loved his early work and can’t stand the last few things he’s put out. For that matter, Will Smith is starting to get on my nerves, too ;-).
    3. I’m indifferent (maybe because I’ve seen Kinji Fukasaku’s ‘Battle Royale’).
    4. ‘Prince of Persia : Sands of Time’… okay, even I can’t say that with a straight face. Animation remains Disney’s strong suit. Classic: ‘Pinocchio’, Modern: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Disney latched on to Pixar and I tend to keep them separate in my mind, so I’ll leave WALL•E off here). But, ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ and ‘Never Cry Wolf’ are my live action faves.
    5. Oh, yeah. And it probably was for ‘The Dark Knight’. Even if I wasn’t excited about ‘Ghost Protocol’ (which I am, but mostly for Brad Bird… and perhaps Paula Patton), I would be making arrangements to catch the prologue of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’.

    Thanks, Ruth.

    1. Hi Michael, the LOTR trilogy is only $49 now, I think that’s pretty cheap for like 6+ Blu-rays. We got ours for $10 bucks more but that’s ok, still worth it.

      Yeah, M Night + Wil Smith don’t exactly spell must-see, ain’t it?

      I haven’t seen Battle Royale yet so maybe that’s why I like Hunger Games as it feels ‘original’ to me.

      Ha..ha.. Prince of Persia!! For a minute there you got me worried man! ’20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ sounds interesting, might have to check that one out.

      Yeah, Paula Patton will surely bring lots more guys to see MI:4, even my hubby was asking the other day what other movie she’s been in 😉

      1. Ted S.

        I wouldn’t recommend you see Battle Royale Ruth, it’s quite brutal. I’m also annoy that the author of Hunger Game books said she never heard of the movie that film or Stephen King’s book, The Running Man, even though she pretty much ripped off the concept from both of those two properties.

  4. I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really wanna go to the IMAX theater to see that DKR prologue. Never been to Apple Valley, so if I con someone into bringing me, it will be quite the interesting adventure, haha.

    Let’s see, my Black Friday haul was something like this: GREEN LANTERN (BR), BIG BANG THEORY – S4, COMMUNITY – S2, STARGATE UNIVERSE – S2, JUSTIFIED – SN1, and DOCTOR WHO – SERIES 6 (BR). Overall, about $100+ spent. Worth every cent. 🙂

    NICE steal on that BOURNE TRILOGY BR set. Enjoy all the bonus content. Universal is really good in regards to their special features, which I appreciate.

    And yeah, right there with you with Josh as Peeta. Not sold, either. Glad you liked the book, though.

    1. Ha..ha.. well if you want to see it so badly then do it, Andy! Apple Valley is close to Mall of America as well so might as well go and do your Christmas shopping done in one weekend, ha..ha..

      Wow, you bought quite a lot of stuff! You like Green Lantern enough to buy it eh? I don’t even know if I want to see it.

      Glad you agree about Josh as Peeta, but we’ll see I guess, he might actually pull it off. At least it wasn’t Taylor Lautner, ugh!!

  5. The closest thing I bought to a box set was the Citizen Kane 2 DVD Best Buy set with The Battle Over Citizen Kane doc included for 10.99. The other set has the RKO 281 disc from HBO included. Didn’t care for that. Besided it’s $50 on blu-ray.

    My girlfriend loved the Hunger Games series and can’t wait to see the movies. So I’m sure I’ll gladly be there on opening night.

    M. Night Shyamalan is going to have to show me something first before I get excited. I stopped getting excited after Unbreakable.

    Not to be a hater but I can’t support The Walt Disney Corperation. It has a darker past then all of the other studios in history combined. Really. Even back to Walt’s days. Try this. Ask the company why you can’t rent, buy or see the Song of the South in America yet it’s still available elswhere. Ask yourself why they feel the need to put their movies, meant for kids, on moratorium which no other company even practices. I just call ’em like I see ’em. I’ll write a blog on this some day. I wasn’t a Disney fan at all. Maybe it’s a guy thing. I was into Bugs Bunny and Warner Brothers, the Muppets, etc.

    I’ve never been influenced to see a movie at a cinema or IMAX just to see a preview of another movie because I can always find it online. Always. Which is awesome. Anyway the less I know about a film the better going in.

    1. Hi Dave, yeah I’m with you about M. Night. Unbreakable was such a masterpiece though, who knows if he could do something that compelling again.

      As for Disney, yeah I’m sure you’re right, a corporation that big is bound to have a lot of ‘dark’ past like you said, but I’m talking about mainly the movies the studio made that I happen to love and I’m also a big fan of its theme parks.

      That’s probably wise of you about waiting for it online, I normally would do that too, but every once in a while I guess it’s ok to make an exception.

  6. Of the live-action Disney films, I’ll always have a soft spot for ‘Mary Poppins’ because Julie Andrews is just that awesome. As for the cartoons, a few months ago I probably would’ve said ‘Aladdin’ until I saw ‘The Thief and the Cobbler’ and read about the story of the guy who made it and now I can’t quite look at it the same way again:
    http://widescreenworld.blogspot.com/2011/08/thief-and-cobbler.html

    ‘Lion King’ might be next, but between the musical (which I see ads for every damn day on the subway) and the 3D re-release, I’m sick of it beyond belief. So maybe I don’t have a favorite right now.

    1. I love Julie Andrews too, Rich, which is why I’m ashamed I haven’t seen ‘Mary Poppins’!! I’d have to rectify that soon.

      Ha..ha.. I can see how you can be sick of something because of the endless advertising. I like Lion King but for some reason I have no interest in seeing the play.

  7. Great questions this week, Ruth (as always)

    1) Ordered BD for HP Years 1-7
    2) M. Night = PASS
    3) My friend tried to get me into them even before the movie deal was struck. She said this would make a fantastic film. That said serials are always good ideas from movie adapts but I will probably just this one, unless asked to go by said friend.
    4) My Favorite Disney film is Sleeping Beauty
    5) IMAX/Previews – that would be a no. Sooner or later I will be able to catch the trailer on the Internet; also I am not as much of in a rush as I used to be anymore w.r.t. catching early trailers.

    1. Oh yeah I remember about you buying the HP box set, way cool!

      So you never liked ANY of M Night’s movie??

      Yay on Sleeping Beauty, that is such a timeless movie isn’t it?

      1. Oh it is finally on its way I should say it is a limited edition region free BD/DVD set.

        RE: M Night – The Sixth Sense was good when I first saw it but I have not seen it since. Friends I know liked Unbreakable – it was alright in my opinion.

  8. Since I am a HUGE fan of Battle Royale which apparently has so many similarity with Hunger Game…I am still on the side of refusing to read the copy-cat book…therefore I have no interest of seeing the movie. I am bit harsh here…but my love for Battle Royale blinded me.

    FYI, from my bookblogger friends who had read both books…they all said Battle Royale is much better. You should try reading it one day, Ruth 🙂

    as for the question on TDK, nah I will just for those trailer in youtube

    1. I see where you’re coming from Nov, but every generation it’s pretty common that a similar story emerges that reminds you of something that’s been done in the past. I don’t think it automatically means the author just simply copied it.

  9. I just finished the second book of Hunger Games after putting it off for awhile, but it continues to roll along at a great pace. Glad to hear you loved the first book.

  10. Hi, Ruth and company:

    I’m not a big fan of Blu-Ray. Much prefer DVD. The latest Box Set I’ve acquired
    is very Old School and very personal.

    Season 2 of the superbly done, WWII TV series ‘Combat!’ from the 1960s. The last episodes before the series went from B&W to Color.

    Never been much of an M. Night or Will Smith fan.

    Still a fan of Disney’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Snow White’ and ‘The Sword in the Stone’.

    Also enjoy ‘The Rocketeer’, ‘That Darn Cat’ and ‘The Three Lives of Thomasina’.

    1. Hi Jack, that must be interesting to see a series you love go from b&w to color. I just saw Yellow Sky again and boy do I wish it had been done in color!

      I love that you’re a fan of Sleeping Beauty and The Rocketeer!!

      1. Hi, Ruth:

        Some television series from the 1960s were made for B&W. And never should have strayed.

        CBS had ‘The Twilight Zone’.

        ABC had ‘The Outer Limits’ and ‘Combat!’.

        All three series suffered when they went to Color. There was a magic about ‘Combat!’ that was lost. Though the acting and stories remained top notch.

        ‘Twilight Zone’ also went from a half hour to an hour and its pacing suffered along with the quality of story behind each episode.

        ‘The Outer Limits’ was magnificent for its use of shadow, lighting, music, character development. Also touching on topics that were groundbreaking in its time (DNA, super computers and satellite surveillance) that are common place today. When the series returned decades later. Its down beat, humorless episodes never clicked with me.

        All three series were a veritable breeding ground for countless actors and actresses just starting out or honing their craft before later achieving stardom.

        1. Oh yeah I know what you mean, I wouldn’t want those b&w movies to be updated into color, what I meant was I wish it had been shot in color but I guess at the time Yellow Sky was made, Cinemascope wasn’t really used in motion pictures. I think It’s A Wonderful Life was redone in color and I refuse to watch it, the b&w one has its charm and it’s definitely better that way.

          Btw, I just sent you a feedback link for you to review your guest post.

          1. Hi, Ruth:

            I misunderstood. Western panoramas are hard to pull off in B&W. Ford could do it in Monument Valley, but Color would work extremely well in ‘Yellow Sky’. As it would have in Ford’s ‘My Darling Clementine’

            I’m with you on ‘A Wonderful Life’ being in B&W.

            Checked my profile, feedback and review. Forwarded the typos and final touches.

            1. Glad you understood what I meant Jack, I mentioned this on Twitter and someone thought I hated B&W movies, and of course that couldn’t be further from the truth!

  11. I really love Fantasia. That movie is a trip. And especially all of the very early Disney stuff is so cool because of how much painstaking detail there is in the animation. It’s so rich and vibrant. And I’ll always hold a soft spot for The Fox and the Hound; it wasn’t anything special, except it was the first movie I ever saw in a theater.

    RE: Shyamalan, I’m probably done with him as a director unless he gets a ton of great reviews. That said, he recently wrote the screenplay for Devil (2010) and I thought that was a pretty decent, entertaining effort. So Shyamalan the director? Probably done. But Shyamalan the writer/producer? I’m intrigued.

    1. Oh yeah, Fantasia is great. Would’ve been nice to see that on the big screen. What I love about some of the earlier Disney movies are how colorful they are, the pictures are just so pretty you could frame every scene!

      Yeah, I think M. Night really has to prove he’s still got it as a director. We shall see.

  12. PrairieGirl

    Ah, ha! As you know, I just got Volumes 1 and 2 of the Sean Connery 007 Collection, each with three films. Volume 1 has Dr. No, From Russia with Love and Goldfinger. Volume 2 has Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds are Forever. Each collection was a steal at only $10 at Walmart.
    All six films are expertly digitally restored and they both have tons of great special features. Dr. No had clips of almost every single Bond premier and the accompanying stars all the way up to some of the most recent films. Two down and four to go!

  13. Haha, I would go and see anything for a preview of The Dark Knight Rises! But they don’t do fancy previews like that here, so I just get surprised by the trailers (the teaser played before Contagion, and even though I’ve seen it like a thousand times I started hyperventilating, haha). I want to see Mission Impossible 4 though, not because I’ve seen any of the others (because I haven’t…oops), but because I love Jeremy Renner. I’m so cool.

    1. Hey Steeve, that’s probably a good thing then you’ll see it fresh by the time the film comes out.

      Oh you love Renner huh? I’m not a fan of his based on the stuff I’ve seen him in so far, but who knows maybe one day I’d grow to like him 🙂

  14. Prologue, as in, not trailer of Dark Knight Rises? Exciting!

    I recently bought ‘I’m Not There’ and ‘Merantau’ (indo) dvds.
    My all time favorite from Disney is hard to choose, from the classic I like ‘Sleeping Beauty’. New ones would be ‘Up’

    Thanks for sharing, Ruth 🙂

    1. Yeah, it sounds like it’s several minutes of the beginning of the film or something like that.

      Hey, is Merantau any good? It looks so violent so I don’t really care for that. Yay, another fan of Sleeping Beauty!

  15. Great questions for today (though I’m a day late). Ok, here we go:

    1. Haven’t bought a box set in a while, but I did buy Sucker Punch on blu-ray for $8 on Black Friday.
    2. I’m intrigued only because I think I have it in me to give M. Night one more shot to impress me like he did earlier on. I am hopeful…plus, I’m a fan of the Smiths!
    3. I seriously cannot wait for The Hunger Games. I think it will be one good movie in the middle of a very lackluster appearing month of March!
    4. Beauty & the Beast always has been and will be my favorite Disney film. Can’t wait to see it in 3D!
    5. Please go to the Imax! I have to drive all the way to Phoenix if I am to do so! Take advantage of the 20min drive! (it’d be 5hrs for me)! a Trailer hasn’t made me see a film in cinema, but this one would!

    wonderful post today!

    1. Better late than never, T 🙂

      That is still awfully expensive for Sucker Punch, ahah. I know you’re excited for Hunger Games and now I am too. So when is B&B out on 3D? Oh that’s gonna look so gorgeous!

      WOW 5 hrs drive?? You are dedicated my friend, well better be worth it!

  16. I bought the Bourne Trilogy for my sister (for Christmas) on Black Friday too! Looks like you got it for $1 cheaper than I did 🙂

    I’m actually pretty sold on Josh Hutcherson playing Peeta. I think he has the quiet and innocent quality that the character in the book has. And I think Jennifer Lawrence was a great casting choice!! Thanks for the thoughts!

    1. Hi Kristin, good for you! Hey, what’s a buck for a trilogy like that? 🙂

      Well, I’m gonna give Josh the benefit of the doubt. I haven’t seen him in anything so I’ll reserve my judgment until I see the film now.

  17. I’m surprised that Shyamalan isn’t still in director jail after The Happening. Sounds like some attempt at edging in on the spattering of “other planet” projects that have come out this year (e.g. Another Earth and Melancholia), but I’m not holding my breath in the hopes of it being good.

    As far as The Hunger Games goes, I quite liked the book and am more or less looking forward to the movie. The trailers, I think, are tilted to the readership, which seems like a huge mistake when Lionsgate needs to convert non-readers. Ostensibly they know what they’re doing, but I think they’re putting themselves on the back foot here. Still, for my own interest, the trailer mostly works. The “volunteer as tribute” line feels really clunky but other than that I like what I see.

    And then there’s The Dark Knight Rises. I still think I’m just about the only person in the world who’s nonplussed about this film.

    1. Ha..ha… director jail, well I suppose that Airbender movie made money so he got a pass I’m guessing.

      Well, when I saw Hunger Games trailer I hadn’t read the book and that actually made me curious enough to pick it up. So in that regard I think it was quite successful.

      Are you not a fan of Nolan’s Batman films in general? Hey that is totally ok if you’re not excited about that one, to each their own.

      1. I actually had completely forgotten about The Last Airbender, but that probably says bad things for Shyamalan. That said it did make bank so that could well have been his “get out of jail” card. Shame.

        I like Nolan’s Batman films; the first one’s solid though it has issues in the third act, and The Dark Knight is strong overall with some technical flaws. I can’t really absorb the monumental hype either of them get, though, much less the even greater buzz being made about Rises. It’s exhausting for me.

        I’ll be there to see it out of obligation but I’m not really on board yet on any other level.

        1. I suppose there are a lot of other lesser directors than Shyamalan who are still making movies. Who knows he still might get back into our good graces again.

          I get what you mean about Nolan’s Batman. I try to avoid all the news/photos/footage, etc. on TDKR, it IS exhaustive! The prologue and trailers are an official stuff from Nolan though, so I make an exception for those, but all the ‘gossip-y’ stuff I’m gonna avoid if I can help it.

  18. Raghav

    No clue about Hunger Games but the Bourne Trilogy is a nice buy. I have it on DVD. After Earth sounds good, not to keen on the father-son casting you mentioned, but I think Shamalan deserves a break and a chance to shine again

  19. I managed a movie theater when the Freddie Prinze Jr. “Wing Commander” (who doesn’t remember that one?) was released with the very first trailer for “Star Wars: Phantom Menace.” We had to tell everyone who bought a ticket there were NO refunds because otherwise……well, you know.

    Luckily the new “Mission Impossible” shouldn’t have that problem. People will probably want to stay.

  20. My dad hasn’t gotten a Blue Ray in a while(I don’t have money to afford my own)…i think the last one he got was Black Swan. As for the Shamalyn project…idk. I’m still willing to give him a chance, and i don’t mind Will in the role. However, i do wish he could stop trying to put his son in every movie he can.

    And i haven’t read the Hunger Games books, but the movie trailer looked alright to me. And this is coming from someone who saw battle Royale.

    1. Yep, that’s what I don’t like about Wil Smith, I mean I don’t know if his kid is talented or not but I just think it’s bad taste to do that to his kids. I mean if he were older and wanted to act, he/she should do that on their own merit. There are plenty of other children of famous actors who made it on their own.

  21. Hmm, good questions!

    1. What a bargain for the Bourne trilogy! The latest DVDs I bought were The Big Lebowski and Natural Born Killers for the bargain price of £10. I haven’t seen either before and got bored of waiting for them to come from my rental list!
    2. I quite like M. Night Shyamalan’s films so I am a bit excited. Will wait and see what other news is released.
    3. I really know nothing about The Hunger Games… I’ve watched the trailer and it looks good but for now I’m not feeling all the hype. I do love Jennifer Lawrence, though!
    4. How did I miss Walt’s birthday?! I really do love Disney films. My favourites are Dumbo and Sleeping Beauty 😀
    5. I’m not sure… I don’t think I have but I did hear a rumour that the trailer for The Hobbit will be shown in December and potentially before Sherlock Holmes!

    1. Wow, Natural Born Killers! I don’t think I can watch that again, such a brutal movie.

      What’s your fave M Night’s film Claire? I didn’t know you’re a fan, well I do hope he’s got his groove back one day.

      I love Jennifer too, she’s just so talented and is extremely watchable.

      Well, I expect a b’day post of Disney movie soon then, how ’bout it? 😀

      What… what… The Hobbit trailer w/ Sherlock Holmes 2?? Oh man, that’s too tempting!!

      1. I’m not sure whether I’ll NBK but it does hold a kinda cult status so thought I’d check it out!

        Well, I really liked The Village. I thought it was a clever film and very well put together. I thought that Joaquin Phoenix and William Hurt were excellent. Bryce wasn’t too bad either!

        Well, that is the rumour but I’m not 100% sure… I keep checking theonering.net to see if they’ve posted anything about it!

        1. Oh I quite like The Village too, at the time I thought it was unpredictable though it didn’t quite have the WOW factor like Sixth Sense. Joaquin was good indeed and Bryce playing a blind woman was excellent.

          Well I hope the rumor is true, that’s enough to get me to the theater!

  22. 1. I don’t buy DVDs anymore these days but I did shell out some money for the Harry Potter set recently 😉 I also bought a DVD of a great Korean movie called Friend. Those are my only two purchases in 4 years.

    2. After Earth? Interesting premise although I’m no fan of Jaden Smith. I would have preferred if it was only Will Smith, kind of I Am Legend-like.

    3. Hunger Games: I’m willing to check it out but it sounds very derivative of Battle Royale without the shocking deaths.

    4. So what’s YOUR all time favorite Disney movie? Tough one, I can’t say I really love any of them to death but I like a few quite a lot. The Lion King, Tangled, Toy Story 3 would be up there.

    5. Preview? Nope. The preview/trailers end up on the internet a couple days later. Why waste your time if you don’t want to see that particular movie.

    1. Oh Cas, I just find it amusing that you are now like HP number one fan! 😀

      Yeah the premise for After Earth is interesting but the cast, not so much.

      I think Japanese films tend to be much more brutal than American ones, plus for sure the studio will push for PG-13.

      Tangled has become one of my fave Disney Princess flick now, which is surprising as I was really doubtful about that when it first came out.

  23. Chiming in late, but what a cool idea for a post 🙂 & look at that snow…go on with your bad self!

    1. i think Santa is bringing me The Red Shoes on Blu-Ray for Christmas 😉
    2. Jury’s out on that one.
    3. Haven’t read Hunger Games, have no clue who those actors are, but like Jennifer Lawrence, plus anybody that was in XMFC is aces with me, so i’ll probably see the movie.
    4. Either The Aristocats or Snow White. (There’s one weirdo in every crowd 😉
    5. I always anticipate the trailers, sometimes they are the best part. But I don’t know if I’ve ever gone only to see a specific trailer. It’s Dark Knight though, so, well…there’s a first time for everything.

    1. Hey Paula!

      Oooh The Red Shoes in BD must look so beautiful, I might see if I can rent that this month. Seems like nobody I know has objections about Lawrence so she must’ve done something right. I love Snow White too, I have the special edition copy at home I haven’t watched in ages.

      Ha..ha.. yep that’s how I feel about TDKR, Nolan rules! 🙂

  24. Is it me or does the Will Smith starring in a film about a father and son who crash land on earth thousands of years after humans abandoned sound a little too much like I Am Legend? I knew M. Night had run out of ideas!

  25. The Hunger Games looks interesting…I like a good post-apocalyptic film when they are done right. But this does sound like The Running Man…I might have to check out the book.

  26. 1. Fight Club and Inglorious Basterds
    2. Will Smith has lost his mojo in my opinion, but maybe MIB 3/4? will prove me wrong
    3. I love the books and I think the casting was good. Josh may not look like Peeta, but I am sure he will portray the character very well.
    4. Beauty and the Beast, no doubt
    5. I went to a special 20 minute screening of Tron:Legacy

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