• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Ron McLeod
  • Paul Clapham
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Bear Bibeault
Sheriffs:
  • Rob Spoor
  • Henry Wong
  • Liutauras Vilda
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Moores
  • Carey Brown
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Holloway
  • Piet Souris
Bartenders:
  • Frits Walraven
  • Himai Minh
  • Jj Roberts

what movie do you recommend

 
author & internet detective
Posts: 40521
825
Eclipse IDE VI Editor Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have a free movie ticket for any non-3d movie that needs to be used by the end of the month. Any recommendations?

The only movies I've seen recently are 3d ones so assume I haven't seen anything.
 
lowercase baba
Posts: 12974
66
Chrome Java Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
what kind of movies do you like? I think "Inception" looks intriguing. My wife wants to see "Twilight - Eclipse". "Predators" looks like mindless, violent fun. "The Karate Kid" has gotten decent reviews, even though Karate is Japanese and the film takes place in China.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1374
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
It all depends on your taste. Go to imdb.com and see the trailers of all movies currently showing.

Inception is topping the chart. 9.3/10 with 52K + votes. So definitely worth giving a try. I will go to see this movie.
 
Sheriff
Posts: 9679
42
Android Google Web Toolkit Hibernate IntelliJ IDE Spring Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Inception is the clear choice IMO. I've not seen the movie but 9.3 rating must mean something...
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 710
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I've heard really good things about both Predators and Inception. I'd go with Inception, as from what I understand it really makes you think.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 169
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Maybe this'll help you decide...
 
clojure forum advocate
Posts: 3479
Mac Objective C Clojure
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Inception, you wont regret it.
 
Bartender
Posts: 1849
15
Eclipse IDE Spring VI Editor Java Linux Windows
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I heard great things about inception.

Despicable me was awesome, but a MUST SEE in 3D
 
Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective
Posts: 40521
825
Eclipse IDE VI Editor Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Inception it is. I hadn't even heard of that movie, but watched the trailer and it sounds cool. I didn't start with watching the trailers because sitting through a pile of commercials isn't my idea of fun. Plus sometimes the trailer looks good but it gets tedious. I have seen the trailer for Despicable Me at least three times. The first time it was cute. The third it was tedious. In any case, that is in 3D and my free/rewards ticket is for non-3D. The last few movies I've seen have been 3D kids movies so I'm a little out of movie trailers. I don't generally see many movies in the summer.

My choices are
  • Despicable Me - meh
  • Grown Ups - this sounds horrible
  • Predators - I know I wouldn't like this from it's predecessors
  • Ramona and Beezus - for little kids
  • Salt - ???
  • The Last Airbender - only in 3D, not really a choice
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice - I was originally thinking of Sorcerer's Apprentice, but the more times I see the trailer, the more tiresome it sounds. I'm starting to get bored with it without even seeing the movie.
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse - I hadn't seen the first to
  • Toy Story 3 - seen it and only in 3D anyway
  • Inception - promising


  • Fred: Karate Kid isn't playing anymore. It's kung fu in the remake which is Chinese, no? (Did I mention I've seen trailers for a bunch of kids movies?)
     
    fred rosenberger
    lowercase baba
    Posts: 12974
    66
    Chrome Java Linux
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
      Number of slices to send:
      Optional 'thank-you' note:
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    The Sorcerer's Apprentice originally had something like 7% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes when it first came out. I think it's faring a little better, but still...wow.

    Salt is Angelina Jolie as CIA(?) agent and a possible russian double agent.

    I don't know what he learns in the movie (I haven't seen it). However, it is CALLED 'The Karate Kid', so I assumed it would be...karate. If he actually learns Kung Fu that may be more authentic to the location, but then the title makes no sense.
     
    Jeanne Boyarsky
    author & internet detective
    Posts: 40521
    825
    Eclipse IDE VI Editor Java
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
      Number of slices to send:
      Optional 'thank-you' note:
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator

    fred rosenberger wrote:I don't know what he learns in the movie (I haven't seen it). However, it is CALLED 'The Karate Kid', so I assumed it would be...karate. If he actually learns Kung Fu that may be more authentic to the location, but then the title makes no sense.


    Branding, dude. Branding.

    It said in the trailer he learns Kung Fu. Maybe he knew Karate from before moving to China?
     
    Jeanne Boyarsky
    author & internet detective
    Posts: 40521
    825
    Eclipse IDE VI Editor Java
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
      Number of slices to send:
      Optional 'thank-you' note:
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Sigh. Turns out the choices are more limited as the movie has to be out 13 days. (It didn't say this on the ticket per se - they used another word to mean that.)

    My actual choices are:
    # Despicable Me - meh
    # Grown Ups - this sounds horrible
    # The Twilight Saga: Eclipse - I hadn't seen the first two and don't particularly want to jump in now

    And Despicable Me was sold out for tonight. I guess I'll go see it tomorrow. I read more reviews and some people said it was funny; especially the parts without the minions. And the trailer was cute the first time, so hoping to enjoy it. If not, I can always leave during the movie.

    This is what I get for waiting until the last minute to use a "free" ticket.

    In my opinion, the rules are getting quite restrictive now that 1/3 of the movies in the theatre are in 3D.
     
    Marshal
    Posts: 67514
    173
    Mac Mac OS X IntelliJ IDE jQuery Java
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
      Number of slices to send:
      Optional 'thank-you' note:
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator

    Jeanne Boyarsky wrote: now that 1/3 of the movies in the theatre are in 3D.


    Annoyingly so to those of us without stereoscopic vision.
     
    Jeanne Boyarsky
    author & internet detective
    Posts: 40521
    825
    Eclipse IDE VI Editor Java
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
      Number of slices to send:
      Optional 'thank-you' note:
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Or I could see Karate Kid. As I was telling my friend that I wasn't so interested in Despicable Me, she suggested I check Manhattan listings.

    One theater is playing one showing of Karate Kid in between Knight and Day. Got my ticket so I'm all set. Hopefully it is good after all this effort. But at least it is a movie that sounds enjoyable.
     
    Jeanne Boyarsky
    author & internet detective
    Posts: 40521
    825
    Eclipse IDE VI Editor Java
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
      Number of slices to send:
      Optional 'thank-you' note:
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Alls well that ends well. Karate Kid was a nice movie with nice scenery. Plus I got extra time to read on the trip there and back - subways are good places to read without distractions.

    Christophe: Karate was mentioned at the beginning as what Dre did in Detroit.
     
    Sheriff
    Posts: 14691
    16
    Eclipse IDE VI Editor Ubuntu
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
      Number of slices to send:
      Optional 'thank-you' note:
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator

    Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Christophe: Karate was mentioned at the beginning as what Dre did in Detroit.


    Me ?
     
    Jeanne Boyarsky
    author & internet detective
    Posts: 40521
    825
    Eclipse IDE VI Editor Java
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
      Number of slices to send:
      Optional 'thank-you' note:
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator

    Christophe Verré wrote:

    Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Christophe: Karate was mentioned at the beginning as what Dre did in Detroit.


    Me ?


    Sorry. I meant Fred. I retained the word "Japan" and thought of you. Brain wires crossed. Let me try that again.

    Fred: Karate was mentioned at the beginning as what Dre did in Detroit.
     
    fred rosenberger
    lowercase baba
    Posts: 12974
    66
    Chrome Java Linux
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
      Number of slices to send:
      Optional 'thank-you' note:
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator

    Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Fred: Karate was mentioned at the beginning as what Dre did in Detroit.


    I assume Dre is the kid?
     
    Jeanne Boyarsky
    author & internet detective
    Posts: 40521
    825
    Eclipse IDE VI Editor Java
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
      Number of slices to send:
      Optional 'thank-you' note:
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator

    fred rosenberger wrote:

    Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Fred: Karate was mentioned at the beginning as what Dre did in Detroit.


    I assume Dre is the kid?


    That would be correct.
     
    I think she's lovely. It's this tiny ad that called her crazy:
    SKIP - a book about connecting industrious people with elderly land owners
    https://coderanch.com/t/skip-book
    reply
      Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
    • New Topic