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Old 12-19-2007, 05:33 PM   #1
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Charlie Wilson's War

Anyone else looking forward to this? They really have the power hitters out for this one.

Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Aaron Sorkin, Mike Nichols, etc.

I'm hoping to see this when it comes out Friday, can't wait
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i'm not sure yet if i want to see this or not.
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hate to be a sour puss

but I think / hope this is going to bomb
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Early reviews are very good:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/charlie_wilsons_war/

I'll probably go and see it. I think the trailer makes it look kind of crummy, but based on the strength of early reviews, and the fact that it'll be playing at my local theater (which has the best popcorn in town), I'll probably go.
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Early reviews are very good:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/charlie_wilsons_war/

I'll probably go and see it. I think the trailer makes it look kind of crummy, but based on the strength of early reviews, and the fact that it'll be playing at my local theater (which has the best popcorn in town), I'll probably go. :winK:
The trailers seem like they're painting a linear view of what sounds like a multi-faceted story. I'd like to see this, too, but probably not in theaters.
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It got some pretty impressive Golden Globe nods for Best Picture, Actress, Actor, Supporting Actor, and Screenplay.
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I want to see it. So many Christmas movies I want to see but between the weather and other factors who knows if I'll see any.

Amy Adams is in it too. And I love Tom Hanks.
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I saw it today and absolutely loved it. Then again if it involves sex, politics, and Tom Hanks I'm bound to love it.

Let me preface this by saying I have never liked Julia Roberts, I don't know why, but she just rubs me the wrong way and something about her irritates me

Anyway, the movie was great. If you liked West Wing, you're going to love this movie. Tom Hanks does a spectacular job as usual (I'd be his congressional aide any day ), and so does Philip Seymour Hoffman. Whenever the two of them are interacting, it's flawless.

Julia Roberts as usual annoys me, but her character is meant to be that way and my parents who are non-biased towards her thought she did an excellent job as well.

I have my favorite scenes and lines, but I'll save those until more people have seen the movie. Just briefly: "That's a thick door!" and the visit to a refugee camp are two (VERY different) parts that will really jump out.

I'll say this: It lived up to my expectations, but did not exceed them (though my expectations were already high). I doubt you will be disappointed.
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Thanks for the review, U2Dem! I was hesitant to see it because it honestly looks really awful in the promos and I don't like Tom Hanks as much as most people. But maybe it's worth catching....
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Yeah the previews don't do it justice, they make it look kind of hokey, but it's much smarter than that.
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I want to see this so much!
Aaron Sorkins writing is I still miss Sports Night and West Wing.
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I don't think I'd heard that Sorkin wrote it.

If I've always found Sorkin a little annoying*, should I even bother?




*seriously, all the online drooling for the West Wing and Sports Night just ended up rubbing me the wrong way, because I never cared for either show and couldn't stand how over-praised Sorkin is. It's a thing. I realize it's my weird issue.
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I liked these film alot. Tom Hanks is great as usual. Phillip Seymour Hoffman is also great.
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The History Channel did a show on this, and I saw a few minutes of it. I really want to see it now! Before I thought it would be boring and dull, but it looks interesting.
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The History Channel did a show on this, and I saw a few minutes of it. I really want to see it now! Before I thought it would be boring and dull, but it looks interesting.
Yeah I watched last night it was called "The Real Charlie Wilson" or something like that, the movie stayed 100% true to the real events.
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