questionswhat movie are you most looking forward to this…


I really don't like going to the movies, but I make an exception for the movies based on the J.R.R. Tolkien books. It is a family event, we all go together. So we are all looking forward to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.


These may not be under the radar, but they don't have quite as much buzz.

12 Years a Slave (already out)
Inside Llewyn Davis

About "Inside Llewyn Davis, Joel Coen has been quoted as saying “the film doesn't really have a plot. That concerned us at one point; that's why we threw the cat in”


I like popcorn movies, my favorite movie so far this year was Pacific Rim. I am looking forward to I, Frankenstein, 47 Ronin, the Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the Hobbit. On a lower buzz but still on my radar are Walking with Dinosaurs, Lone Survivor, About Time, Philomena and Delivery Man. We'll see the Hunger Games just to stay contemporary but we aren't invested in the series. My friends and I see a movie every Friday afternoon, and on peak release weeks we'll go back on Saturday and see a second one. We love the movies.

edit: I see I, Frankenstein isn't due out till January, though.


I'm not even a Hobbit fan, but the trailer we saw looked amazing. It looks to be a great use of 3-D, as opposed to most films that use it for no added benefit, and I'm really looking forward to checking it out.


Also, I just remembered that Frozen comes out next week. That looks like a fun movie and I know my wife wants to see that one (we don't have any kids, but she just really likes Disney movies).


I look forward to watching the old holiday movies. At home or at a friends house.
They are all on TV so much, I try to avoid them except for an "event" night to watch them.
My favorite ? "It's a Wonderful Life " of course !


we have early tix to the early Imax showing of the second hunger games this Thursday at 8pm. before that they are showing the first movie in the same theater. I'm off work friday so were just gonna spend thursday night watching movies and maybe find a nice bar. We're due for a date night anyway :-)

I'm also very excited to see the Hobbit as well.

I'd also like to say anyone in Raleigh, NC that likes to watch movies should have an Imax pass to the Marbles Imax theater downtown. The pass is $60 and lets you buy 2 tix at $5 each and 3D is the same price! it also lets you in a special line to go before everyone else. I don't make a cent off the sales, I'm just a huge fan!


@ceagee: One of our three Cinemark theaters is a "Cinearts" theater. Although it shows regular mainstream films, it is the local venue for art house and limited release films. It has been showing series of classic older movies on weekdays for $5 a showing. I am interested to see if they do a Christmas run of the great holiday classics. I'd love to see It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street on the big screen.


I enjoyed Thor, the Dark World last night (funny and awesome at the same time). Still on my list: Ender's Game (just finished the book), Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. With 4 young kids, Its a stretch to be able to get someone to watch our kids while we catch all these movies.


@ceagee: & @moondrake: I just heard this morning that a sequel was announced for "It's a Wonderful Life." It's due out in 2015 and will include the actress who played Zuzu. She'll play the angel who shows George's grandson how much better the world would be if he wasn't born.

Why can't they just leave good old movies alone?


@deadeye37: Ender's Game was a MUCH better movie than I expected. Just remember, it's a movie, don't get caught up with whats left out :-)


@pitamuffin: Or at least come up with some original material? Like, I dunno, nabbing a drunk driver who's lonely and filled with despair before he gets in his car and kills someone, and showing him the impact the loss of that person will have on the world, followed by how his own life will be devastated as well. If you want a sappy ending, they could have him see her life and fall in love with her from afar before he learns that if he gets in that car he's going to kill her, and there could be a great Oh sh!t moment. Or one of these parallel stories where a dozen angels are intervening in a dozen lives, all of which intersect at some dramatic point.


@moondrake: So you've already started the storyboard? Alright people, get ready, we're makin a movie.


@nmchapma: I like the idea of the anti-"meet cute", where instead of charmingly bumping into the girl of his dreams and embarking on a romantic comedy, the guy is on a path of self-destruction that will end in a meeting that is not at all cute. There's room for comedic moments in the story, but like the original, the center of it is a serious subject. Over the course of the film he is put on a better path, the film could end with the same kind of "meet-cute" as rom-coms generally start with. The viewers already know where it will go from there.

I wanted to be a writer when I was a kid. I started college as a journalism and creative writing major, switched to sociology because it had a real world application to the job I am still in.


I'm looking forward to Frozen, that looks like it is going to be all kinds of fun.
Maybe the Hobbit 2 (still haven't seen The Hobbit pt 1, though. Probably should.)

Outside of that I've already seen (on scale of 0 - 4 stars)
Thor: The Dark World (2 1/2 stars, disposable fun)
Gravity in 3-D (3 1/2 stars, best to it see it in 3-D)
Captain Phillips (3 1/2 stars, very intense, white knuckle dramatization)
Twelve Years a Slave (4 stars, Incredibly graphic, almost NC-17 levels, but uniformly outstanding performances).

Don't really care for the Hunger Games books or movies so I won't be partaking of that sequel.

On television I'm ready to watch the Charlie Brown Christmas Special, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (alright everybody, say it with me: Burgermeister Meisterburger).


I have been waiting for Twelve Years a Slave to come to my area, so far it has not.

Saw the trailer for The Monuments Men a while back, sounded good.


@thetexastwister: I'm going to amend my previous post. I decided to watch The Hunger Games on Netflix with nothing else to do but ice my left heel (I've been slowed by a nasty case of plantar fasciitis).

I was surprised at the quality of the film. The characters are nicely fleshed out and real (not cardboard cutouts going through the motions), the world building is excellent and the story is quite involving. Watching the sequel in the theaters is no longer out of the question.

Also, I watched Pacific Rim on DVD the other day. I haven't had that much fun watching a movie since The Avengers. I laughed giddily when Gypsy Danger started swinging that oil tanker around and clobbered one of the Kaiju. Total geekasm. (easily 3 1/2 stars, maybe even four on a completely nerd biased scale).


I'm looking forward to the Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Didn't think I'd like the first movie, but was pleasantly surprised and ended up reading the books to find out what happens next.


@vitaana: I went to see the catching fire last night... great movie! I think it was better than the first one.


I just saw Thor: The Dark World... Really liked it. There seems to be some great movies coming out though!


The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
47 Ronin
Saving Mr. Banks (seems like an awesome feelgood movie)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Man of Steel

Obligatory Home Alone movies