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Poll: What movie would you like me to review?

posted at 6:07 pm on February 1, 2013 by

I’m back on track to do a movie review each week after having been knocked off course by a back injury last year.  I’m having difficulty choosing the film this week — so why not let readers decide?  There are three films at the local theater that opened today; I’ll add in The Hobbit, just in case people want my take on a film that’s been out a while and that I want to see in the theaters.  I’ll probably go to a matinee tomorrow, and I pledge that I will see the one with the most votes:

 


 

Hey, if this works well, I may post a poll like this each week.

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I chose Warm Bodies because when Ed adds a teenage tuttie fruitty love story with zombies into the mix, you KNOW we have to make him see it!

NerwenAldarion on February 1, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Casa Blanca

Jazz Shaw on February 1, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Is there a poll up or do we just answer in the comments?

TexasDan on February 1, 2013 at 6:19 PM

I saw The Hobbit a few weeks ago, like to see what Ed thinks about it.

BeachBum on February 1, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Bullet to the Head. I like giving people the wrong directions too.

Flange on February 1, 2013 at 6:27 PM

None. Review The Americans, a tender new series about a ruskie spy’s love for his ruskie spy wife.

Blake on February 1, 2013 at 6:27 PM

How about “Hansel and Gretel”?

Count to 10 on February 1, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Zom-Rom-Com or Rom-Zom-Com. I need to know which one Ed will use.

Fallon on February 1, 2013 at 6:37 PM

I saw the Hobbit a couple of weeks ago, and thought it was the best installment in the Lord of the Rings saga thus far (full disclosure sure to offend Tolkien groupies: it’s the only one that I actually like). I’d love to hear your thoughts, Ed!

Stoic Patriot on February 1, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Why in the world should Ed review “Warm Bodies”? It’s about zombies; Allah will probably do six to eight posts on it.

radjah shelduck on February 1, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Yeah lets have Ed review The Hobbit, and AP can review Warm Bodies.

vegconservative on February 1, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Not seeing 200 Motels on there…

JohnGalt23 on February 1, 2013 at 6:54 PM

How ’bout Caesar Must Die.

The film was shot entirely in the maximum security block of Rome’s Rebibbia prison, home to men serving long sentences for murder, drug-trafficking, and Mafia-related activities. Theater director Fabio Cavalli holds auditions for Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, a play steeped in murder, conspiracy, and revenge, all of which resonate with his cast.

Fallon on February 1, 2013 at 7:01 PM

“John Dies at the end”

Steven Den Beste on February 1, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Steven, great to see you in the comments! We’re getting a lot of snow today and tomorrow, and I’m trying to stay close to home. Otherwise, I might have gone out looking for that one. Pickings are mighty slim in January/February.

Ed Morrissey on February 1, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Steven Den Beste on February 1, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Just watched the trailer, not my kind of movie, but “Whoa!” My daughters will probably see it.

Fallon on February 1, 2013 at 7:10 PM

None. Review The Americans, a tender new series about a ruskie spy’s love for his ruskie spy wife.

The pilot was flipping awesome. Revenge is a dish best served cold, indeed.

mrsknightley on February 1, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Allah’s not gonna review Warm Bodies. He’ll throw up a post saying he hasn’t seen it but wonders what all the fuss is about, thereby ensuring plenty of thread hits while we talk about it.

mrsknightley on February 1, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Casa Blanca

Jazz Shaw on February 1, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Rats. Beat me to it.

Everybody biding their time waiting for the plane to escape the People’s Republic of Ogabe.

viking01 on February 1, 2013 at 8:36 PM

The Hobbit looks like the best of those alternatives, by far.

Let’s help Ed enjoy his movie matinee, by voting for the Hobbit.

Have fun, Ed!

wren on February 1, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Casa Blanca Casablanca
Jazz Shaw on February 1, 2013 at 6:15 PM

FIFY…

Khun Joe on February 1, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Ed, did I miss your Zero Dark Thirty review?

Kataklysmic on February 2, 2013 at 7:18 AM

Hmmm. Pick a movie that Ed might like or one I’m pretty sure he will hate?

Decisions…

22044 on February 2, 2013 at 8:25 AM

I went w/ the former, and picked The Hobbit.
I think Jazz Shaw reviewed it a couple of months ago.

22044 on February 2, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Meh. I don’t watch new movies because almost all of them are awful. But I picked the Hobbit.

DRayRaven on February 2, 2013 at 9:10 AM

The pilot was flipping awesome. Revenge is a dish best served cold, indeed.

mrsknightley on February 1, 2013 at 8:18 PM

From comments I have read, this series resonates quite well with women. I suspect it is because the lead character so obviously loves his family and his wife (a lot more than she loves him) and wants to get them out to a better and safer life. I think he blew it though.

Blake on February 2, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Hansel and Gretel.

CorporatePiggy on February 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Hey, if this works well, I may post a poll like this each week

…I prefer Obamaturisms…nobody could do it better!

KOOLAID2 on February 2, 2013 at 11:14 AM

MY screen names says I should have voted for The Hobbit, but I choose Stand Up Guys. Am interested in seeing it and want to know what Ed thinks. Also, I am not sure Ed will like AUJ and don’t want to have to explain later why he should have.

BTW: agree with Stoic Patriot. In many ways AUJ is more satisfying than LOTR. I love the LOTR movies, but not as much as I used to. Have gotten passed the WOW factor and am less tolerant of the changes Jackson made to the characters — particularly Aragorn, Faramir and Denethor. But I am thrilled with the fleshing out of the backstories in AUJ and will happily watch it again and again.

IdrilofGondolin on February 2, 2013 at 11:18 AM

I’ve seen the hobbit and it is the last thing I would want ed to review.

I have nothing against ed and it’s not because I’ve seen it.

OTOH, it appears to be the runaway winner at the moment so I will definitely read his review … this is just an instinctive thing and I’m curious about my instinct in this case.

–gh

gh on February 2, 2013 at 12:40 PM

The films of Ed Wood Jr. often go unappreciated.

I’d start by reviewing Plan 9 from Outer Space, Bride of the Monster and Jail Bait.

viking01 on February 2, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Please stop reviewing movies.

Pork-Chop on February 2, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Oh, wait, “Bullet To The Head” isn’t a BATF documentary? Oh, I may have to re-vote then………

GWB on February 2, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Ed, did I miss your Zero Dark Thirty review?

Kataklysmic on February 2, 2013 at 7:18 AM

I’m also interested to see what Ed thought about Zero Dark Thirty. Is there a link?

(I actually liked it.)

sauldalinsky on February 2, 2013 at 2:35 PM

I haven’t seen Zero Dark Thirty yet. I may include that one in next week’s poll, if there isn’t a new film coming out I actually want to see.

I saw The Hobbit this afternoon; the review will be out tomorrow.

Please stop reviewing movies.

Pork-Chop on February 2, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Don’t click the links. No one makes you read them.

Ed Morrissey on February 2, 2013 at 4:51 PM

I would love for you to review Bullet to the Head. Old school action. haven’t seen it myself, and apparently nobody else is either, but this is most likely the last year we will see these old action heroes in a leading role outside the Expendables.

Daemonocracy on February 2, 2013 at 5:59 PM

the last year we will see these old action heroes in a leading role outside the ExDependables.

Daemonocracy on February 2, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Flange on February 2, 2013 at 6:10 PM

I haven’t seen Zero Dark Thirty yet.

It is not very good but there is one line that is literally LOL.

And it is not meant to be.

CorporatePiggy on February 2, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Ed, you should go see Warm Bodies. Maybe it was the glass of wine, or maybe it was going with my 16 yr. old progeny, but surprisingly I found a lot of social commentary and even some Biblical world view symbolism in the movie. I won’t give the ending away but it involves water and a new life!!! Give it a try!

texgal on February 2, 2013 at 8:42 PM

I didn’t pick one cause your movie reviews are often worse than your dyed in the wool establishment hack political analysis

Slade73 on February 2, 2013 at 9:19 PM

I think he blew it though.

How so? By killing the Captain?

mrsknightley on February 2, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Voting closed? Crap!

Add one for Hobbit!

dogsoldier on February 3, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Slade73 on February 2, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Is somebody forcing you to read his work? Maybe you’d be happier at the HuffPo site?

dogsoldier on February 3, 2013 at 10:44 AM

dogsoldier

it’s only dyed in the wool establishment hacks who get upset when I point out Ed is a dyed in the wool establishment hack

Slade73 on February 3, 2013 at 11:45 AM