IBJ Movie Night: Get Smart

June 3, 2008
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Want to join IBJ for a screening of the new comedy "Get Smart," starring Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway?

It's happening June 17 at AMC College Park

For a pair of tickets, just take both of the following steps:

1. Post a comment here on your favorite movie thus far in 2008.

 2. Drop an e-mail to lharry@ibj.com with "Get Smart" in the subject line.

Supplies are limited, so act quickly. I'll e-mail you if you've done both in time.

FYI: The screening is at 7:30. As with all sneak previews, you should arrive at the theater early. Seating is limited and not guaranteed. No one will be admitted once the film begins.

UPDATE 2 p.m.: We have reached our limit with passes. Responders will be contacted by e-mail by end of day Wednesday. But feel free to continue posting.

And check out the blog on a regular basis for future IBJ Movie Night screenings. 
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  • I loved Cloverfield. I lived in NY during the Sept. 11 attacks, and I thought the film captured the spirit of that time perfectly...confusion followed by disbelief followed by fear followed by determination. I also appreciated that, even though it was a monster movie, it focused on how the events were affecting the group of friends, instead of only on the destruction.
  • Hmm. Favorite movie of 2008? That is a difficulty decision for a person who has difficulties making decisions.

    Because everyone has an opinion on movies it seems. It makes it darned near impossible to enter a theatre without expectations. Sometimes I set my own expectations based on an actor and or director I've liked in the past. So, I often find myself filing movies I've seen in three categories: 1. Exceeded expectations 2. Met Expectations 3. Let down.

    Over the years I've grown cynical of the summer blockbuster season because I've had to file those movies in the Let Down category.

    The one movie that really exceeded my expectations so far this year was Iron Man. I'm not really a huge fan of comic book movies (although I've seen my share of them.) But, Iron Man surprised me. I thought it was extremely well-casted. I was entertained the whole time, which is what I expect out of a summer blockbuster.

    The movie I currently have high expectations for is Son of Rambow, but haven't yet seen it. I'll keep you posted.
  • I almost never get out to the movies anymore, which is a bummer, because it's my favorite escape. I'd go several times a week, if I could. But I did make a point of going to see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. In part because I love the Indy series and in part because I have a total crush on Shia LeBeouf. What stunned me even more than the movie, which was as fun a romp as I expected, was the quality of the crystal clear digital image. Has it been so long since I was a regular movie-goer that this leap in clarity slipped in without me knowing? I could see every hair and pore on Cate Blanchett's face (not sure that's a good thing) but it was just stunning.
  • The Forbidden Kingdom - I forgave all the CGI and nutty story for the chance to get some really well-choreographed and skilled fighting. (I even enjoyed the wire stuff, which usually tends to irritate me.) Jackie Chan and Jet Li ...
    Streisand...Redford..Together!
  • This is always a tough question like, what's your favorite movie of all time, but to date for 2008, I'd have to go with In Brugges for something serious yet comedic and for a pure entertainment value, Iron Man.
  • Indiana Jones! Just pure fun for the whole family.
  • Indiana Jones--just pure fun for the whole family! No self-respecting Hoosier can resist a movie with Indiana in the title.
  • Hmmm...favorite movie of 2008??? Unfortunately, I haven't been out to the movies that much recently, so I'll have to go with the last one that I saw...Sex and the City! Can't go wrong there. :)
  • So far, Iron Man is my hands down favorite. What's most exciting about the movie is the connection to the rest of the Marvel Universe. If played right, Marvel is going to make a boatload of cash and moviegoers are in for a treat.
  • Indiana Jones! I loved to the nod to Saturday matinee genre.
  • So far, Iron Man is my hands down favorite. What's most exciting about the movie is the connection to the rest of the Marvel Universe. If played right, Marvel is going to make a boatload of cash and moviegoers are in for a treat.
  • Ummm...favorite movie of 2008??? Considering that I haven't been out to a lot of movies recently, I'll have to go with the last movie that I saw...Sex and the City! Can't go wrong there. :)
  • The new Indiana Jones movie was better than most movies made in the last few years. While the action moved quickly it seemed to be missing the elemnts that made the first three movies so much fun. It may be that the anticipation ruined some of the fun. Maybe it lacked some of the inocence of the first movies. While somewhat disappoined it was still a fun movie worth seeing.
  • Indiana Jones! I loved the nod to old Saturday matinees. Good fun!
  • Indiana Jones of course for all the same reasons--but I'm betting that Harry Potter, James Bond, and Star Trek will come out with more great ones so I'm holding out for appointing the 'best' for 2008.
  • Farovite movie? Horton Hears a Who....brings back my childhood and was fun to watch with the kids!
  • Iron Man, hands down. I thought the acting was excellent--especially Robert Downey, Jr.,--and the story line was interesting, even for a non-comic book fan.
  • Horton Hears a Who is my favorite movie so far. Brought back my childhood and was fun to watch with the kids.
  • The majority of the movies I see are with my 11 year old son. As such my favorite movie thus far was Iron Man. BTW, my least favorite movie thus far was Super Hero Movie although my son loved it.
  • Loved the new Indiana Jones. Just hearing the music again made me smile! And who doesn't smile when they see Harrison Ford---especially performing his own stunts at his age!!
  • For me the clear winner is Cloverfield. The only other one to give it a run for its money may be Funny Games. Yet Cloverfield is something I want to see again, where Funny Games I'm satisfied with only seeing it once. (Well twice if you count the original film).
  • Only seen two movies at the theater this year (I dont' find any good enough to drop $10 a person...), but of the two Juno was better.
  • Indiana Jones is my favorite for a family fun movie, but Atonement was great, because it was well acted and had an incredibly interesting ending.
  • Favorite movie so far this year would have to be Indiana Jones. I was forgiving of some of the cheesier moments because it's such a great series.
  • Sex and the City
  • has to be Iron Man
  • My favorite movie of the summer (so far) is Iron Man. Action galore, some self-deprecating humor on the part of Robert Downey, and more hooks for sequels than a tackle box.
    The runner up is Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull. Not as action-filled as Iron Man, and the macGuffin is pretty silly, but it was great to see Harrison Ford and Karen Allen back.
    The movie I am REALLY looking forward to is the Batman sequel, The Dark Knight. With Heath Ledger's tragic death, the hype around this is incredible, and if it comes close to the quality of the first one, I think this will be the top money maker of the summer
  • The best movie I've seen this year was Juno (yes, I saw it shortly before it run ended). Ellen Page was fantastic, and the producers / directors did an excellent job of assembling a great cast around her to play her parents and the adoptive mother. Although not a perfect picture of the adoption process, it was refreshing to see it presented so candidly and thoughtfully.
  • Horton Hears a Who is by far my favorite movie of the year. Unfortunately, it is also the only movie I've seen this year. That being said, I think the good Dr. would have been pleased with the adaptation of his classic childrens book.
  • I saw Sex and the City and really liked it, though I think the sex was gratuitous and borderline pornographic and I think that the movie would have been just as good (if not better) if it had left a little to the imagination. But the storylines were terrific. And I want to vacation wherever it was they were in Mexico!

    And I loved Juno. Quirky and not just another teen gets pregnant what do we do movie.
  • Lost my OP somewhere...

    Sex and the City...though the sex was a bit over the top. Movie might have been better had some things been left to the imagination.

    Juno...Quirky and differnt from other teens having sex movies.
  • limiting to 2008 - I haven't seen that much. I enjoyed both Forbidden Kingdom and 21 but don't think either film was 'fabulous'.
  • IronMan has to be the best movie this year. Robert Downey Jr. did an awesome job!
  • Prince Caspian had to be my favorite, so far. My kids read all the Chronicles of Narnia books, as did I.
  • My favorite movie so far has been Iron Man. But I'm also looking forward to the new Batman movie.
  • Iron Man has been my favorite movie so far this year. It had an excellent cast and pretty good story. Plus, I like the plug for the sequel they had at the end.
  • Not overly up in thought about this year, but, so far, Cloverfield.
  • No Country for Old Men was a hair-raising movie. Javier Bardem was magnificent as a thoroughly scary and psychotic killer. He killed with no more remorse than someone spitting on the sidewalk. And I'll never play heads or tails? again without thinking of Bardem. The casting was excellent. Josh Brolin and his wife were outstanding. Tommy Lee Jones was his quintessential and superb self. The movie gives you a good idea of the writing strength of Cormac MaCarthy, the author of the book on which this movie is based.
  • I couldn't pick a favorite of 2008 because they're all so different, but I loved Iron Man (for action and to get my comic book geek on) Sex and the City (chick flick) and Young at Heart (documentary). All three were great movies in their own right and categories. Honorable mention goes to Forgetting Sarah Marshall for comedy. One of the very best movies I've ever seen this year or any year is the The Live of Others. Just a very good movie that was supremely acted. It's a 5 star all the way.
  • My favorite movie so far would have to be No Country for Old Men. However, the ending could have been better.
  • ironman is packed with excitement, suspense, and thrills. go ironman!
  • Favorite 2008 movie - IronMan so far but I haven't been overly impressed with the field to date. Been relying on renting oldy but goody comedies for pure entertainment's sake.
    But I want Get Smart to top it - should - I used to have a Get Smart lunch box with Agent 99 on the Thermos:)

    Please, pretty please, can I win the tickets to the preview showing of Get Smart??!!!
  • Dang it...I forgot JUNO - def the best film this year. I saw it an unprecedented ___ times AT the theater. Each time with a different friend. So move over IronMan - Juno is right up there but in a different genre.
  • My favorite movie in 2008 is Iron Man. It is a good movie.
  • Great to see a new Indiana Jones, but Iron Man sticks out so far. Probably one of the best comic book based movies since the first Batman (sorry Spiderman).
    Good job telling the backstory without compromising cool action set pieces.

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