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Sat Jun 29, 2013, 06:30 PM

Going to the movies and avoiding the crowds on July 4. Which one of these three

should we see? I wanted to see STAR TREK, but it is only showing in the early afternoon.

NOW YOU SEE ME



THE LONE RANGER



WHITE HOUSE DOWN

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Reply Going to the movies and avoiding the crowds on July 4. Which one of these three (Original post)
1monster Jun 2013 OP
avebury Jun 2013 #1
WolverineDG Jun 2013 #6
DFW Jun 2013 #2
elleng Jun 2013 #3
1monster Jun 2013 #5
elleng Jun 2013 #10
mrmpa Jun 2013 #14
olddots Jun 2013 #4
LWolf Jun 2013 #7
Sedona Jun 2013 #8
1monster Jun 2013 #12
RebelOne Jun 2013 #9
Honeycombe8 Jun 2013 #11
1monster Jun 2013 #13

Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 06:34 PM

1. I would recommend Now You See Me

I really loved it. Movies with traditional big special effects are kind of a dime a dozen. No You See Me really reels you in as you try to figure out what is really going on and who is behind everything.

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Response to avebury (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 07:15 PM

6. I saw that last night & liked it

however, I thought the ending was weak. It does, however, keep you guessing!

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 06:35 PM

2. Well, I have to work July 4th

But if I had the day off, and if there were movie theaters in my area that showed films in English, I think I would go see "Now You See Me."

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 06:49 PM

3. 1776!

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 06:57 PM

5. That looks good, but I don't think it's playing anywhere around here...

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Response to 1monster (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 08:58 PM

10. May be on TCM Thursday,

I HOPE!

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Response to elleng (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 10:54 AM

14. It's on @...........

1:30 a.m. (EST) Friday, July 5.

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 06:52 PM

4. Now You See Me

actually may contain original ideas yikes what a concept.

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 07:59 PM

7. If those are the only choices,

I'd go with the first.

I can avoid crowds easily on the 4th, since I live well out of town. My son has required my presence at his house, though, so I'll spend part of the evening there. I begged off staying for fireworks; he can see the local show from his back yard. First, it won't be dark enough to start until 10:00, and that's past my bedtime. I'm generally up between 4:30 and 5:30, even on days I don't have to work. Then, if I leave early, I'll get ahead of the mass exodus and traffic jam that took me almost 90 minutes to negotiate last year; it's a 25 minute drive home.

Tell us if whatever you choose turns out to be worth the trip.

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 08:04 PM

8. this was a hoot

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Response to Sedona (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 10:41 AM

12. My twenty-one year old son said he'd like to THIS IS THE END,

however, from the trailer, I get the impression that I might as well rent Porkey's. I'm no snob, but Iprefer a bit more sophistication in a movie. There isn't much playing in our local multiplex July 4. The ones I listed were the top three, and I would probably pass on all three if it were not a family tradition to go then.

I'd go for something like THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, but sadly, nothing like that is playing.

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 08:43 PM

9. Nope. I'll wait until they come on DVD. n/t

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 09:51 PM

11. "This is the End." It's been out several wks, so no crowds. And it's great.

I saw "Now You See It." Didn't think it was very good. It shoulda been. But it wasn't.

Lone Ranger should be good, but it will be crowded. It's the opening weekend.

White House Down is cliche'. I recently saw a movie with Gerard Butler that sounded EXACTLY like White House Down. And it was exactly like the Die Hard movies with Bruce Willis (except not nearly as good...Bruce Willis wasn't in it, for one thing).

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 10:44 AM

13. I don't usually like "action" movies. But the guy who did WHITE HOUS DOWN is the same

one who did INDEPENDENCE DAY, which I thought was very good for the genre.

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