What movie do you recommend this season?

@argie713 (1809)
Philippines
January 3, 2008 10:10pm CST
Since I'm back in the city, I would love to watch a movie this week. I have been away for too long. I haven't even logged into my myLot account for a few months. I was thinking maybe I could watch I am Legend but there are other movies out there too. I want to get my money's worth. What movie would you guys recommend me watching? Thank you in advance.
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16 responses
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
4 Jan 08
Well, I finally managed to catch two movies this past two weeks. I did a write up about it. You can read it here. I am Legend -- http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1366522.aspx National Treasure:Book of Secrets -- http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1368371.aspx If you ask me, I would rather you watch the National Treasure:Book of secrets. I am also trying to plan some time to watch Alvin and the ChipMunks. If you are into chinese war epics, I heard mixed reviews about Warlords. I am also thinking of going to watch Enchanted. I wonder if it is still screening.
@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
4 Jan 08
How about the Johnny Depp Movie? Has anyone seen it?
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
4 Jan 08
where I am, it is not on the big screen yet.
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
4 Jan 08
I see that you're from Singapore. We're just neighbors. So the Johnny Depp movie might also not been shown yet here in the Philippines.
• United States
4 Jan 08
Sweeney Todd is excellent; I went and saw it Tuesday. The Golden Compass was also really good. But if you're a Tim Burton fan, or a Johnny Depp fan, or a Sondheim fan, or, well, anybody, really, go see Sweeney Todd.
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
4 Jan 08
I must see this. Is the whole movie in black and white?
• United States
4 Jan 08
Not black and white, just very dark and gloomy. There's an especial abundance of RED, of course :)
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
5 Jan 08
Yeah, I always thought that movie was violent. What was its rating?
@dodoguy (1297)
• Australia
4 Jan 08
Hi argie713, I'd personally recommend something other than "I am Legend" - anything else, in fact. "I am Legend" is a VERY poor attempt at remaking a classic film titled "The Omega Man" starring Charleton Heston. "The Omega Man" is a brilliant film - it keeps you on edge throughout, with a suspenseful plot full of colorful characters, twists and turns, fear and exhilaration, sadness and joy, drama and intrigue, and leads ultimately to a riveting and wholly unexpected climax. In contrast, "I am Legend" is just plain boring. It bores you, and then it bores you some more. And then, to underscore the low calibre of the film, it just ends - no climax or anything, not even any story to speak of. Will Smith has done himself a disservice by taking on the lead role in this particular film. In my judgment, "I am Legend" is a complete waste of time. Don't waste yours - find something else to go see instead.
@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
4 Jan 08
Thanks. I was choosing between I am Legend and the Johnny Depp movie which I forgot the title. Something like Todd Sweeney...
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
4 Jan 08
I agree with dodoguy - I almost fell asleep during that movie - too much hype was put into it and it really isn't worth spending money on!
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
5 Jan 08
Is Will Smith really that bad?
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
4 Jan 08
we have tried to watch all the movies to do with christmas on the tv and havent rented any that saves us money lol was alot of good ones on there too as for renting nay I have no sugjestions sorry.
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
4 Jan 08
It's ok. I have done the same the past years. I would like to go to a movie now for a change.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
6 Jan 08
I cant afford to go to the movies they cost way to much and what is it $5 for a bucket of popcorn!
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@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
4 Jan 08
I haven't seen any new movies lately, but I want to see that Alvin & The Chipmunks movie and The Bucket List. Both of those movies look pretty good. I'm hoping me and my boyfriend might be able to go out on a movie night date soon.
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
4 Jan 08
Those are great movies. I was hoping that my boyfriend would also take me out to the movies but I guess I'll be watching with some of my girl friends. My boyfriend is quite busy with his work.
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@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
6 Jan 08
Just thought of 2 more movies I want to see-- Juno and P.S. I love you. We were going to go see the P.S. one last night, but ended up doing something else in stead. That Juno movie looks pretty cute. Me and my best friend want to see that one. Maybe you and your girl friends would like it too.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
4 Jan 08
The only that I am waiting for is, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. Though there are more to come, I am more focused on this and can't hardly wait to see this on the big screen. AVP2 will be on my list also, Rambo, Iron Man, Wall-E and The Dark Knight would be the respective movies that are on my list of most anticipated films this year..
@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
4 Jan 08
I've seen the trailer of Rambo. I really don't like the brutality.
• United States
4 Jan 08
I recommend National Treasure:Book of Secrets. Although, I have not seen this yet, but because I saw the first, I will assume the secone is just as good.
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
4 Jan 08
Oh, I almost forgot. National Treasure's sequel will also come out. It was nice of you to remind me. I'll think about that one. Must be a good movie. I have seen the first one and I'm looking forward to see the sequel.
@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
4 Jan 08
I am planning to see I am Legend next weekend. A movie I did see was "Charlie Wilson's War" which is allegedly based on a true story of a Texas congressman who got the United States involved in helping the Taliban fight the Russians in the 1980's. I am also interested in seeing the WaterHorse.
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
4 Jan 08
Well, I don't know if I would still watch I am Legend after what dod said.
@asahibza (388)
• Canada
4 Jan 08
This is a good post. I have myself also not been on myLot for a long time now. Your post triggered me to write today. Of course I have nothing to suggest. This is more to welcome you back. Hope you will keep posting. I am in other part of the world and so my suggestions will not be appropriate. Hope someone will come forward. Happy new year and best of luck.
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@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
4 Jan 08
It really doesn't matter where you are. I think they show the same movies. It's only a little late on our part but a few suggestions wouldn't hurt. Thank you!
@raychill (6530)
• United States
6 Jan 08
Sweeney Todd and Juno. I am Legend of course also. I have only seen Sweeney Todd but I guarantee that both I am Legend and Juno are fantastic. For more reasons than one.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
5 Jan 08
I saw thr trailer yesterday and I guess its a good movie to watch. I will try to watch if i have the time. I also enjoyed watching the MMFF movies and I enjoyed so mych, I hope you also watched them.
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@merrydew (60)
• United States
5 Jan 08
I highly recommend 'Atonement', 'Juno' and 'Enchanted'.. (I heard 'I am Legend' is quite intense and horrific, which I'm not really in to). Of course, it's a matter of taste and what type of movie you generally like to watch. Whatever you see, I hope you enjoy it. Maybe you can let us know what you watched and how you liked it.
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@urbandekay (18312)
4 Jan 08
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@jayperiod (870)
• United States
4 Jan 08
We recently saw "National Treasure: Book of Secrets." It was a great family movie. It had lots of action and was almost as good as the first. My pre-teen daughters really enjoyed it. I fully recommend it.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
4 Jan 08
I would save your $$ until "I am legend" comes out on Dvd. I think too much hype was put out on that movie and it wasn't as good as I thought it would be, but that is my opinion though. Alvin and the Chipmunks were ok, National Treasure was ok too (I expected more though) - maybe I was having a bad month and didn't really like any of them haha
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8 Jan 08
I haven't seen any, you'd be better of suggesting ones to me. The last one I seen was the simpsons movie, I don't get much chance to go to the cinema because my wife's always wanting to take care my son. (not much time alone) so it's hard to do those things we used to do, it's cool though. it's fun watching movies together as a family when we can. ~Joey