Movies Showing in New York City That I Wish to See

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  1. Chef
  2. A Most Wanted Man
  3. Love Is Strange
  4. Get On Up
  5. Begin Again
  6. Obvious Child
  7. The Fault in Our Stars
  8. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
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More for me to keep track than anything else, but as always your comments are welcome. Ranked in order of preference, kinda.

Ah, you bum. I have the feeling that Baltimore has more cinematic offerings than Tulsa (especially since our art house theater just went kaput), and I think the fact that you can catch City of God proves it. It would be my number one, but I haven't seen hide nor hair of it here...

La vie!

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

Kung Fu Hustle is pretty good not amazing but it's good.

And look at me seems incredibly dull.

"it's just inevitable that I'm going to see this piece of sith"

--> is the last word a typo? "sith" or "shit"? :-)

In any case, I think that Episode III: Revenge of the Shit eeh...Sith is much better than expected. It tops the other two prequels without any problem.

If I had someone film me taking a dump, it could probably top the other two prequels without any problem.

No, I'll probably enjoy it to some degree, and I think it will hop the low hurdle of being better than the first two, but I'm still not really looking forward to seeing it. I'm only doing it for the sake of completion.

Don't do it. You have been warned.

This is one disappointing winter for movies. Normally studios save their best movies for this time of year, but what happened? I can only come up with three first-run movies I'm interested in. Along with a few CGI-fests I'm not particularly interested in (Narnia, King Kong), nothing but crap is playing in my area. It's not like I've seen a lot of films that are out - lately all I've seen has been Capote and Harry Potter 4.

I think we might be surprised at the Oscar picks for this year. Many of the top contenders I heard about early on failed to get the critical acclaim they needed. Elizabethtown and (more recently) Memoirs of a Geisha both really disappointed critics. To a lesser degree, so did Jarhead and The Producers, and even Spielberg's Munich is getting rather uninspiring reviews, especially when compared to past Best Picture contenders.

What's left? Brokeback Mountain and Match Point, maybe. Hopefully those two will head my way soon and I'll have two new entries for this list.

Ah, c'mon, AJ... You've at least gotta give King Kong a shot...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

Your review did wonders for the chances of me seeing it, but before that I was nearly completely convinced to pass. I hold on to memories of my boredom during Fellowship of the Ring, knowing that I may enjoy another epic Peter Jackson movie more, but they are so freakin' long it's hard to make the necessary investment of my time. I like plenty of CGI-filled popcorn flicks, but I honestly doubt one will be able to hold my interest for over three hours. Especially because I thought the original dragged, and that was half as long and contained about half as many major characters.

We will see, though. Between you, Jack, and Naomi, you might just get a reluctant viewing out of me, and then perhaps I will be dazzled.

Many felt the first hour dragged, where Jackson actually built a bit of character and background into the film, but after the island adventures get hopping, the film flies...

In true ABBA style, take a-take a-take a chance..."

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

brokeback mountain is coming to the charles theater, I think ...

Yep, a visit to the Upcoming Movies section confirms that it comes out tomorrow. Thanks! Hopefully the release will be wide enough that it'll come to a theater closer to me, though.

I must say that I've been disappointed with the Charles lately. Harry Potter? Memoirs of a Geisha? Syriana? They're not supposed to be showing films that we can see at any old theater.

King Kong is groundbreakingly great. In fact, I expected the worst to come, but it's marvellous.

Sicko is fantastic.

I also really want to see Talk to Me; Sunshine sounds interesting, but to me, Danny Boyle has yet to rise above being merely average.

And I'm seeing The Bourne Ultimatum tonight, so that should be fun.

I'm not a huge Danny Boyle fan, but I do love Trainspotting. Sunshine's gotten good enough reviews to intrigue me. Glad to hear Sicko's so good, and hope you enjoy The Bourne Ultimatum!

Ah...

I have to wait until March 21 for 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days to hit my town...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

Well clearly you should move to my town.

Obviously...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

I was really surprised with how much I enjoyed Away We Go...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs