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      07-29-2011 09:17 AM #1
      Didn't see this posted anywhere and search found nothing - not sure what to say.......Maybe they thought Liam Neeson would help it out.....

      http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi1053203481/

    2. 07-29-2011 10:37 AM #2
      lol, Rihanna is in it too.

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      07-29-2011 11:22 AM #3
      Liam Neeson in it means I'll watch it. It doesn't look unwatchable. If it had any other title it'd be another popcorn blow-shiz-up action film.
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      07-29-2011 11:35 AM #4
      Not sure what to think. At first it comes off as a drama and then bam...Aliens.

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      07-29-2011 01:40 PM #5
      Liam Neeson is so much better than the projects to which he has recently attached himself. I think him failing to take the role of Lincoln in Spielberg's upcoming film is a monumental missed opportunity.
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    6. 07-29-2011 03:21 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by FlashRedGLS1.8T View Post
      Not sure what to think. At first it comes off as a drama and then bam...Aliens.
      Transformers in the Ocean leading to Titanic.

    7. 07-30-2011 12:30 AM #7
      Last edited by MrDave; 07-30-2011 at 10:12 AM.

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      07-30-2011 01:32 AM #8
      I agree, I don't know what Neeson is thinking sometimes. If it weren't for him, I wonder if watching two guys play would be more entertaining...


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      04-17-2012 05:30 PM #9
      It came out a month early here in asia (Im in India right now). Its a pretty good kick ass early summer movie

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      04-17-2012 06:01 PM #10
      Chutes & Ladders coming Summer 2013!
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      04-17-2012 08:28 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Chutes & Ladders coming Summer 2013!
      Pass. I'm holding out for "Operation: The Movie." I'm picturing it like one of the "Saw" movies - some poor slob getting parts removed with no anesthesia.
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      04-17-2012 08:29 PM #12
      I'll go see it for the action. Won't be expecting much....

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      04-17-2012 10:23 PM #13
      I'd like to see it for the stupid megablockbuster action shlockfest that it'll likely be. Bonus points for the lulz when Liam Neeson says, "You sunk my battleship!"

      Also, when are we gonna see a movie based on Sorry or Monopoly?
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      04-17-2012 11:07 PM #14
      Has Hollywood tired of re-doing comic books already that they're now onto board games?
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      04-18-2012 11:54 AM #15
      Holding out for Scrabble: The Movie, Jenga: Revenge of the Shaky Hand, and a Cranium trilogy.

      Wait 'till they start writing scripts for smartphone games.
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      04-18-2012 02:13 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by DSG-TDI View Post
      Holding out for Scrabble: The Movie, Jenga: Revenge of the Shaky Hand, and a Cranium trilogy.

      Wait 'till they start writing scripts for smartphone games.
      Angry Birds...the musical!
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      04-18-2012 02:22 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by NightTrain EX View Post
      Angry Birds...the musical!
      When you consider we've had Mario Bros, Mortal Kombat, Doom and a slew of other video-game movies, this doesn't seem that unlikely.
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      05-29-2012 10:43 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Sizzla View Post
      I'll go see it for the action. Won't be expecting much....
      I enjoyed this flick.

    19. 05-29-2012 02:08 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by MrDave View Post
      I love how the mom and sis are in the kitchen washing dishes while dad and bro play a board game.
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      05-29-2012 02:57 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Double-V View Post
      I love how the mom and sis are in the kitchen washing dishes while dad and bro play a board game.
      holy cow, that is an awesome observation.

      it screams lawsuit (in these days)
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      05-29-2012 03:28 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Double-V View Post
      I love how the mom and sis are in the kitchen washing dishes while dad and bro play a board game.
      And what's wrong with that?

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      05-29-2012 07:59 PM #22
      CandyLand.

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      05-30-2012 02:04 AM #23
      I thought this was stupid enough.

      And at least this is still a board game.

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    24. 06-01-2012 10:25 AM #24
      Saw it yesterday. Went in with low expectations and it turned out
      to be a good flick.

      It was a little slow at first, but built up quite well over the movie.

      A very good flick. Not as good as the Avengers, but what is
      nowadays?

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      06-01-2012 08:09 PM #25
      It's official - it's a bomb, not that I was expecting anything else

      http://movies.yahoo.com/news/comcast...185902868.html

      Comcast Chairman Brian Roberts publicly acknowledged Friday what has been largely ignored by the Hollywood media: "Battleship" is a big, bad, "John Carter"-sized flop. [Comcast owns a controlling interest in NBCUniversal, the parent company of Universal Studios, which distributed "Battleship."]

      Speaking at the Sanford Bernstein Strategic decisions conference in New York City, Roberts said that the poor performance of the alien invasion film, which he labelled "an unfortunate, large miss," coupled with the failure of the comedy "The Five Year Engagement," will drag down earnings at NBCUniversal.

      In contrast, in the same quarter last year, Universal was basking in the success of "Bridesmaids" and "Fast Five." "This year you put that together, we'll have a negative quarter at NBCUniversal, as we've sort of told folks," Roberts informed the Wall Street crowd.
      Also read: 'John Carter' Loss Expected to Be $200M

      In a summer where anything that is not "The Avengers" seems to be stumbling at the box office, "Battleship" has been the biggest turkey. Filmed for more than $200 million with untold millions more spent to market the picture around the world, the board game adaptation has eked out roughly $50 million domestically.
      Yet, as Patrick Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times noted recently, its abysmal performance has not received the same frenzied coverage that "John Carter" did when it lost Disney some $200 million.

      Instead, Universal was able to successfully turn attention away from the size of the box office turkey by touting "Battleship's" more robust foreign grosses of $232.7 million, despite the fact that is roughly what "John Carter" racked up abroad.

      Also read: 'Battleship' Review: Sheer Adrenaline Keeps Dopey Action Epic Afloat
      "With 'John Carter' out in front, it became the poster child for studio excess, allowing 'Battleship' to stay, at least to some degree, out of the line of fire," Goldstein writes.
      He adds: "With 'Battleship,' the fascination with Hollywood flop sweat had already worn off. When I asked a veteran showbiz reporter why his publication had spent so little time covering the demise of 'Battleship,' he joked: 'I guess we all had the same reaction -- didn't we just write that story already?'"

      As for Roberts, he said the studio was "hopeful" that "Snow White and the Huntsman" would be a hit with audiences when it opens this weekend. Still movies seemed to be of less interest to the cable executive than pay television. Although Universal boasts a library that includes such film classics as "Jaws" and "The Sting," that was not the driving force behind Comcast's $13.8 billion merger with the entertainment company last year. "We want to continue to invest in cable programming," Roberts said. "That's why we bought the company."

      Related Articles:
      'Battleship': What the Critics Think of Taylor Kitsch's Naval Adventure
      'John Carter' Flop Reveals Cracks in Disney's Tentpole Strategy


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      06-05-2012 08:59 AM #27
      So, with Taylor Kitsch failing to be our next big movie star (and being the lead in two of the biggest flops of the year), who's next to line up for the chance? Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Tom Hardy?
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      06-05-2012 09:21 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      So, with Taylor Kitsch failing to be our next big movie star (and being the lead in two of the biggest flops of the year), who's next to line up for the chance? Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Tom Hardy?
      Joseph Gordon-Levitt seems to do a pretty good job at picking parts.
      Hardy, IMO, okay actor...but no..

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      06-05-2012 04:09 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Chutes & Ladders coming Summer 2013!
      Win!

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      06-05-2012 04:21 PM #30
      I love how they still call it a board game "adaptation." Not having seen it, other than the characters being on Navy ships, what the heck does an alien invasion movie have to do with the board game?

      May as well call Candyman a Candyland adaptation, because they have about as much to do with each other

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      06-05-2012 04:33 PM #31
      What was the explanation for where an operable battleship came from?


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      06-05-2012 11:15 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by speaker View Post
      What was the explanation for where an operable battleship came from?
      They re-commisioned the Missouri in about 5 minutes.
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    32. 06-06-2012 07:29 AM #33
      This. One just had to sit back, suspend belief, and thoroughly utterly enjoy
      watching that old battleship come to life.

      I would argue watching those old guys go about their business and that
      old ship doing ITS business was the best part of the movie.

      Way too many plot holes overall, but honestly, I enjoyed it more than MIB3.

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      06-06-2012 07:52 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by speaker View Post
      What was the explanation for where an operable battleship came from?

      Maybe they'd seen the movie Clue and thought "me too".
      Although Clue was a great movie.
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      09-08-2012 11:56 PM #35
      Just watched it on Demand a few minutes ago. I have to say that I really liked it. Sure it had some holes in it, but considering it was 2 hours and 10 minutes long, it kept me interested the whole time. And seeing them kick some alien ass was great!
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