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Biker Boyz
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Final Destination 2
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The Recruit
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I'm not going to see any of those!
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What movie will you see this weekend (1/31-2/2)

Old 01-30-03, 10:10 AM
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What movie will you see this weekend (1/31-2/2)

I thought it might be fun to take a look at this week's new releases to try to get a sense of what people plan on seeing. If I get a good response, I'll try to do this every week (probably earlier in the week). So, without further ado, this week we have:

Biker Boyz -- Laurence Fishburn and Derek Luke star in a film about African American motorcyclists. Fishburn plays the established leader and Luke is the young upstart who's trying to take his place. I kind of get a Fast and the Furious vibe from this.

Final Destination 2 -- Another teen horror flick, and a sequel to boot. The premise is that when a group of teens avoid death in a highway pileup, the cosmic forces become misaligned and the universe tries to set things right by killing the teens. Sounds stupid, but it worked for the first one, right? This one seems to have an almost entirely different cast.

The Recruit -- Colin Farrell and Al Pacino star in this movie which seems part Spy Game and part Training Day (with a little Bad Company thrown in). The basic premise is that Pacino recruits Farrell to work for the CIA, but all isn't as it seems. To be honest, I haven't seen much advertisement for this one, but maybe I'm just watching the wrong shows.

Plus, there's a couple of limited or quasi-limited releases coming (The Gurus, Lost in LaMancha, probably a few I'm forgetting.)

So what will you see?
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I might see Rabbit Proof Fence if I get the chance.
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off the list: Final Destination 2

Opening in DC: Russian Ark at the AFI (hooray!)
Divine Intervention at Visions

Tully at Visions as well.

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Old 01-30-03, 10:41 AM
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Definitely Final Destination 2. I have heard that it is 10 times gorier than the 1st one and that the MPAA let them get away with quite a bit. I know, gore doesn't make a movie good, but apparently there are some extremely inventive and surprising deaths in this one, so I can't wait.
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Originally posted by Seantn
Definitely Final Destination 2. I have heard that it is 10 times gorier than the 1st one and that the MPAA let them get away with quite a bit. I know, gore doesn't make a movie good, but apparently there are some extremely inventive and surprising deaths in this one, so I can't wait.
Old 01-30-03, 11:11 AM
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Nothing off that list, but Lost in La Mancha opens here this weekend.
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Final Destination 2 -- Another teen horror flick, and a sequel to boot. The premise is that when a group of teens avoid death in a highway pileup, the cosmic forces become misaligned and the universe tries to set things right by killing the teens. Sounds stupid, but it worked for the first one, right? This one seems to have an almost entirely different cast.
You say "This one seems to have almost an entirely different cast". Why do you even point that out? 95 percent of the original cast is dead!
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What a rancid list of movies to be released on one's birthday.

Last time my birthday was on a Friday Star Wars: SE came out.
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Originally posted by MrN
Nothing off that list, but Lost in La Mancha opens here this weekend.
I envy you.
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I won't see anything on the above list. But there is quite a platter of films available this weekend:

A week-long revival of Bu˝uel's Phantom of Liberty is my most anticipated release. I plan to catch this more than once.

A Tarkovsky retrospective begins. Featured this weekend are My Name is Ivan and The Mirror.

I am very eager to see Russian Ark again.

Also opening are Morvern Callar and from Korea, The Isle. And if I get a chance, there's The Way Home.

I probably won't get to all these over the weekend (but it's been known to happen). It's actually my "to-see" list through next Thursday.
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Originally posted by sundog
I won't see anything on the above list. But there is quite a platter of films available this weekend:

A week-long revival of Bu˝uel's Phantom of Liberty is my most anticipated release. I plan to catch this more than once.

A Tarkovsky retrospective begins. Featured this weekend are My Name is Ivan and The Mirror.

I am very eager to see Russian Ark again.

Also opening are Morvern Callar and from Korea, The Isle. And if I get a chance, there's The Way Home.

I probably won't get to all these over the weekend (but it's been known to happen). It's actually my "to-see" list through next Thursday.
I highly recommend The Way Home it is such a wonderful small quiet film.
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Originally posted by Seantn
You say "This one seems to have almost an entirely different cast". Why do you even point that out? 95 percent of the original cast is dead!
Well, I didn't see the first one, so I sort of assumed that some of them survived. I should have known better -- nobody survives a horror flick!
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I am taking my GF to see Final Destination, I liked the first one alot, and want to see the second. She's tryin to get me to see Chicago, but i have ZERO desire to see that movie.
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Originally posted by Giles
I highly recommend The Way Home it is such a wonderful small quiet film.
Good, then I'm definitely on it. Fortunately, it should be around for more than just a few weeks so I can wait for an opportune time.

And if I could change it, I'd throw a vote to The Recruit. It may well end up as a time-killer tomorrow between work and a later engagement in the same area.

P.S. and off topic: Giles, did you get my response to your e-mail a few weeks ago? I was hoping you'd let me know what you thought of that film.
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Definitely going to see Final Destination 2, then 2nd choice The Recruit. Therefore:
Friday -> Final Destination 2
Saturday -> The Recruit
Sunday -> City of God
Monday or Tuesday -> Biker Boyz
More movies to update my Rate Them as You See Them 2003 Thread
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Hope to see both Final Destination 2 and The Recruit.
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Originally posted by MrN
Nothing off that list, but Lost in La Mancha opens here this weekend.
Same for me... I'll be seeing Man of La Mancha Saturday and hopefully Confessions of a Dangerous Mind on Sunday.

Can't wait for Man of La Mancha.
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I'll be seeing most of these tomorrow....

Friday:

The Guru
Final Destination 2
The Recruit

and I'll check out Biker Boys on Sunday if I get a chance...

MATT
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I'm taking the day off to see "The Recruit" Friday. Al Pacino and Colin Farrell. Will also fit in "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" if I can.

May also see "Talk to Her", "Food of Love".
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I will never see any of these. Ever. Even on TBS in 5 years, no.
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Hopefully going to check out The Recruit, Final Destination 2, and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.
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Originally posted by Seantn
Definitely Final Destination 2. I have heard that it is 10 times gorier than the 1st one and that the MPAA let them get away with quite a bit. I know, gore doesn't make a movie good, but apparently there are some extremely inventive and surprising deaths in this one, so I can't wait.
Just watched this a little while ago and I must say this one has some gore drenched effects. If you didn't like the first one you won't like this one since it's basically the same story again but they do it tie it together nicely. If you haven't seen the first one there is enough "set-up" at the begining that you could probably follow along.

I must say BEST DEATHS EVER!
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Hell, I'm still waiting on my theatre to start playing "Adaptation", "25th Hour", and "Narc".

Anyway, for this weekend definitely "Final Destination 2" and possibly "Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind".
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Rabbit Proof Fence just opened here, so that's what I'm doing
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1) Final Destination 2
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