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Dec 11, 2011, 03:54 PM
 
looks like the film for you is on the way.

Battleship | Official Site for the Battleship Film | In Theaters May 2012

Based on the popular "C4, you sunk my battle ship" game.

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Dec 11, 2011, 04:04 PM
 
"USS John Paul Jones."

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Dec 12, 2011, 12:43 AM
 
Well I can see Michael Bay isn't involved there aren't nearly enough sexy people running.
     
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Dec 12, 2011, 01:02 AM
 
My MacBook Pro froze when I tried to play that trailer. When I got it back up again, I can see why...
     
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Dec 12, 2011, 01:55 AM
 
It did help me to find this battleship game on line Battleship | Play Battleship Board Games on HubWorld
     
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Dec 12, 2011, 09:29 AM
 
I don't recall any aliens in the board game.

What has become of Liam Neeson? Does he have a coke habit to support that he can't take better movies?
     
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Dec 12, 2011, 10:34 PM
 
I think liam neeson simply doesn't give a rats ass anymore as to what he does anymore, as long as he's working.

this is only a consequence I think of his wife dying from that ski accident a couple years ago.
     
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Dec 12, 2011, 11:17 PM
 
If you pause he trailer when the alien cannonballs are in flight, they look like giant battleship pegs.

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Dec 12, 2011, 11:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dex13 View Post
I think liam neeson simply doesn't give a rats ass anymore as to what he does anymore, as long as he's working.
It's been down hill since Episode I.
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Dec 13, 2011, 12:05 AM
 
It's been downhill since Schindler's List.
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Dec 13, 2011, 12:13 AM
 
He obviously attended the Michael Caine school of acting.

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Dec 13, 2011, 05:44 AM
 
Taken wasn't bad.
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Dec 13, 2011, 07:57 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dex13 View Post
I think liam neeson simply doesn't give a rats ass anymore as to what he does anymore, as long as he's working.

this is only a consequence I think of his wife dying from that ski accident a couple years ago.
That may have accelerated it, but he was on this path already. After Episode 1, he several times made the point that with all the abilities for effects and cutting we have today, any movie became exactly what the director wanted, and that he has an actor had very little influence. The logical consequence of that is to just take the best paying job you can find.

It's been down hill since Episode I.
Excluding Batman Begins - and by the way, he's in the threequel, although I don't know how big the role is.
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Dec 13, 2011, 07:57 AM
 
Liam brings "gravitas" to this film. Which it needs, since the "story" is about at the level of a couple of 12 year old boys hyping each other into a frenzy over an old board game.

Still, it looks like it'll be a fun watch. Once. Preferably with a coupon.

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Dec 13, 2011, 11:26 AM
 
Looks like another Battle Los Angeles, except on the ocean, and of course not as gritty.

I imagine it should make some money. You got some key concepts - aliens, mysterious encounter, naval battle, and young beautiful women. I have to watch the trailers again, I didn't see Rihanna.

I assume they're using the Battleship USS Missouri in the movie, as that's the closest one to where they were filming and I'm pretty sure that was a battleship in the trailer. The USS Missouri, must be the most filmed battleship.
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Dec 13, 2011, 01:02 PM
 
Is anyone else getting bored of these formulaic blockbusters?

I watched Another Earth the other day, that was refreshingly different. I could say the same for Melancholia and Sleeping Beauty. Those two are also a bit odd, especially SB.

I liked the concept of In Time though it got a bit formulaic in its execution. Better than many though.
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Dec 14, 2011, 04:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Is anyone else getting bored of these formulaic blockbusters?

I watched Another Earth the other day, that was refreshingly different. I could say the same for Melancholia and Sleeping Beauty. Those two are also a bit odd, especially SB.

I liked the concept of In Time though it got a bit formulaic in its execution. Better than many though.
Another Earth was fantastic; check out Take Shelter if that's your speed (it's my fav movie of the year, hands down). Melancholia is on my list to see though it just hit theatres here last week and I haven't had a chance to get out to it yet.

I can enjoy a cheezy blockbuster, though, if it's done right. I actually quite enjoyed Immortals recently, for example, despite it's glaring flaws.
     
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Dec 14, 2011, 05:12 AM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
He obviously attended the Michael Caine school of acting.

"Take every job, sooner or later one will land you an Oscar, or two."
:guffaw:

Spitting Image ran with a Michael Caine "wants to be in every movie ever made" thing in the 90s. Vividly remember his puppet being in a someone's wedding video, and explaining the plot to camera: "Well, it's about this man, and this bloody woman..."
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Dec 14, 2011, 06:07 AM
 
I really love stupid movies like this. Excited.

However, are there any *good* SciFi movies coming out soon?
     
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Dec 14, 2011, 03:20 PM
 
I think it looks pretty slick too. At the end of the day it's a mindless Sci-Fi Action flick. Summer blockbuster. It's not supposed to win an Oscar! Have we seen plenty of "Alien Invasion" movies? Indeed. But I'm looking forward to the ocean twist that this one will have. The only downside is Rihanna. She's playing an FBI Agent on a naval battleship ... so I imagine the eye-candy factor will be severely diminished. Which means we'll have to see just how much of a train wreck her acting will turn out to be.

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Dec 14, 2011, 04:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
I watched Another Earth the other day, that was refreshingly different.
Oooo! I wanna see that movie. There wasn't a theatre within 50 miles that was playing it. I keep hoping it'll end up on NetFlix Instant Streaming.
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Dec 14, 2011, 06:52 PM
 
Lets just say you can already watch it in DVD quality by way of the internet if you really want to.
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Dec 14, 2011, 10:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by 11011001 View Post
I really love stupid movies like this. Excited.

However, are there any *good* SciFi movies coming out soon?
"Good" sci-fi movies are tragically hard to find. I have some hope that Chronicle and Prometheus may be quality flicks, but aside from that there really doesn't seem to be much on the horizon.
     
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Dec 15, 2011, 12:50 AM
 
Transformers 4: Battleship
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