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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:39 pm

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This will never happen until the major studios are destroyed.  

True.

That's why the majority of the films I watch are independently produced. The best movies I've seen so far this summer are Much Ado About Nothing and The Bling Ring, both independent features made for less than $5 million.


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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:26 am

WTF.



Spike Lee? Really? Cinema is just...dying.
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:40 am

Ever wonder whatever happened to Ariana Richards, who played "Lexi" (Sir Richard Attenborough's imperiled granddaughter) in "Jurassic Park?" She's all growed up and making movies for The Asylum!!


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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:49 am

Looks like Pacific Rim will be the next big Hollywood bomb:

http://variety.com/2013/film/box-office/pacific-rim-looking-grim-with-25-million-35-million-opening-1200560676/

‘Pacific Rim’ Looking Grim With $25 Million-$35 Million Opening

After spending the past two weeks trying to turn the tide for “Pacific Rim,” Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures now are bracing for what appears to be a gruesome inevitability for the $185 million-plus monster movie: A domestic opening ranging between $25 million and $35 million.

This weekend could be the second in a row in which an expensive non-sequel property bellyflops at the box office after “Lone Ranger” flamed out last weekend.

The impending doom has been pretty clear ever since “Pacific Rim” came on tracking early last month. And while there are certainly some last-minute hopeful signs for Warner and Legendary to cling to (i.e. strong reviews and unreliable tracking lately), there’s little chance that “Pacific Rim” will open well enough in the U.S. to counter its monster-sized budget and marketing costs.

But before we delve into the negative, there are a few possible bright spots:

Positive reviews. As of Tuesday afternoon, the film has scored an 85% rating on RottenTomatoes, with a 98% rating among audiences who want to see the film. Exhibitor reactions to the film also have been better than expected.
Overseas. Warner launches “Pacific Rim” in 38 day-and-date territories, including the U.K., Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Italy and Australia.
Skewed tracking. “Pacific Rim” straddles the line of being a fanboy and family film, with heavy interest among boys, and tracking for younger auds is notoriously unreliable. Does that mean the film can double current projections? No.
Holiday frenzy. The buzz surrounding the Fourth of July weekend was still humming on Monday, when NRG — the most subscribed-to tracking service — released its most current weekend estimates. The company will revise those estimates Thursday.
All of those factors weigh in “Pacific Rim’s” favor, particularly the first, after Paramount managed to parlay strong early reviews for “World War Z” into a surprising $66 million domestic opening.

But to be clear, an opening like that is not in the cards for “Pacific Rim” — not with competition from “Despicable Me 2″ and “Grown Ups 2,” both of which also have strong family appeal. Observers predict that “Despicable Me 2″ will win its second frame in the high-$40 millions, while “Grown Ups 2″ is expected to gross in the low-$40 million range. Both “Grown Ups 2″ and “Pacific Rim” are rated PG-13.

For “Pacific Rim,” which is a passion project for helmer Guillermo del Toro, the early July release date was likely modeled after “Transformers,” which opened with $70 million in 2007. That’s the kind of start Legendary expected to see when it greenlit the pricey ensemble project about an apocalyptic battle between aliens and robots created to fight them. But without a major star toplining the film, Warners — which came on board later to help finance 25% of the production cost — had to market the film based solely on the original concept. The studio only recently began highlighting the pic’s humor and lighter elements to help draw interest.

Tracking for the film outside the U.S. is strongest in Asia, with the area’s long history of creature features, but the pic is seeing only moderate interest in other parts of the world.

Some celebrities, including Kanye West, have taken to social media with positive reactions to the film. Videogame design icon Hideo Kojima also expressed his admiration in a tweet saying, “This film is not simply a film to be respected, but most importantly, it let us dream the future of entertainment movies.”

The film’s grim financial outlook notwithstanding, Kojima may have a point. If only the film’s budget could have been kept in check.

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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:08 pm

For some reason that image didn't work, so I'll try again. Anyway...

WTF.



EDIT: F*ck IMDB and their half-ass resolution w/tiny text. It's starring Josh Brolin and directed by Spike Lee.
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:25 pm

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Looks like Pacific Rim will be the next big Hollywood bomb:

http://variety.com/2013/film/box-office/pacific-rim-looking-grim-with-25-million-35-million-opening-1200560676/

‘Pacific Rim’ Looking Grim With $25 Million-$35 Million Opening

After spending the past two weeks trying to turn the tide for “Pacific Rim,” Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures now are bracing for what appears to be a gruesome inevitability for the $185 million-plus monster movie: A domestic opening ranging between $25 million and $35 million.

This weekend could be the second in a row in which an expensive non-sequel property bellyflops at the box office after “Lone Ranger” flamed out last weekend.

The impending doom has been pretty clear ever since “Pacific Rim” came on tracking early last month. And while there are certainly some last-minute hopeful signs for Warner and Legendary to cling to (i.e. strong reviews and unreliable tracking lately), there’s little chance that “Pacific Rim” will open well enough in the U.S. to counter its monster-sized budget and marketing costs.

But before we delve into the negative, there are a few possible bright spots:

Positive reviews. As of Tuesday afternoon, the film has scored an 85% rating on RottenTomatoes, with a 98% rating among audiences who want to see the film. Exhibitor reactions to the film also have been better than expected.
Overseas. Warner launches “Pacific Rim” in 38 day-and-date territories, including the U.K., Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Italy and Australia.
Skewed tracking. “Pacific Rim” straddles the line of being a fanboy and family film, with heavy interest among boys, and tracking for younger auds is notoriously unreliable. Does that mean the film can double current projections? No.
Holiday frenzy. The buzz surrounding the Fourth of July weekend was still humming on Monday, when NRG — the most subscribed-to tracking service — released its most current weekend estimates. The company will revise those estimates Thursday.
All of those factors weigh in “Pacific Rim’s” favor, particularly the first, after Paramount managed to parlay strong early reviews for “World War Z” into a surprising $66 million domestic opening.

But to be clear, an opening like that is not in the cards for “Pacific Rim” — not with competition from “Despicable Me 2″ and “Grown Ups 2,” both of which also have strong family appeal. Observers predict that “Despicable Me 2″ will win its second frame in the high-$40 millions, while “Grown Ups 2″ is expected to gross in the low-$40 million range. Both “Grown Ups 2″ and “Pacific Rim” are rated PG-13.

For “Pacific Rim,” which is a passion project for helmer Guillermo del Toro, the early July release date was likely modeled after “Transformers,” which opened with $70 million in 2007. That’s the kind of start Legendary expected to see when it greenlit the pricey ensemble project about an apocalyptic battle between aliens and robots created to fight them. But without a major star toplining the film, Warners — which came on board later to help finance 25% of the production cost — had to market the film based solely on the original concept. The studio only recently began highlighting the pic’s humor and lighter elements to help draw interest.

Tracking for the film outside the U.S. is strongest in Asia, with the area’s long history of creature features, but the pic is seeing only moderate interest in other parts of the world.

Some celebrities, including Kanye West, have taken to social media with positive reactions to the film. Videogame design icon Hideo Kojima also expressed his admiration in a tweet saying, “This film is not simply a film to be respected, but most importantly, it let us dream the future of entertainment movies.”

The film’s grim financial outlook notwithstanding, Kojima may have a point. If only the film’s budget could have been kept in check.


I may be in the minority, but I can't wait to see this. Monsters fighting giant mechs? Yes please.
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:50 pm

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I may be in the minority, but I can't wait to see this.  Monsters fighting giant mechs?  Yes please.  
 
My thoughts exactly!
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:55 pm

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Witchfinder wrote:

I may be in the minority, but I can't wait to see this.  Monsters fighting giant mechs?  Yes please.  
 
My thoughts exactly!

I do want to see it - looks cool, plus I like Del Toro's work
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:20 pm

I'll see 'Despicable Me 2' at some point (probably with my niece) but Lone Ranger and PR you can keep. For once I appear to be in the majority (this can't be a good sign! lol! _
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:25 am

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While I kind of jumped up and down with excitement over this news (I want big, dumb action films to fail miserably so more medium budget, character driven films can take their place)

This will never happen until the major studios are destroyed.  
I for one love action films and I want studios to continue to make more of them.
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:40 am

I don't mind intelligent action or superhero films. I just want more variety in the types of stories that get made, I like to see films that don't require $150 million and 3000 computer animators to complete.
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:54 am

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While I kind of jumped up and down with excitement over this news (I want big, dumb action films to fail miserably so more medium budget, character driven films can take their place)

This will never happen until the major studios are destroyed.  
I for one love action films and I want studios to continue to make more of them.

I don't think it's a matter of making 'more' when essentially that's what the studios have been investing in for quite some time now (read: Marvel). What I want to see is better quality. I haven't been impressed with an action film in some time now; The Avengers was a far better note and closer to what we as an audience should be seeing. Plus it's unfair to see well-written scripts get the monetary shaft in favor of overbearing assault pictures that seem like they're written on the fly by eight or nine authors. I say dial it back a bit and invest in popular genres that aren't of the action variety because the demographic can't be that homogeneous. The playing field at least needs to be level.

Pacific Rim might work because Guillermo is an intelligent guy who knows how to put his characters up front of all the CG. I admit, it looks stupid as hell, but trailers are no longer trustworthy and the man knows how to make a solid genre effort based off a preposterous premise.
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:57 am

Also: why has every other blockbuster made in the past five years suffered production/devleopment hell at some point? Okay, the answer is obvious, but my point is this is how chaotic the industry has been getting.
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:24 am

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I don't mind intelligent action or superhero films.  I just want more variety in the types of stories that get made, I like to see films that don't require $150 million and 3000 computer animators to complete.  
I like a lot of direct to video films myself that are usually very cheaply made.
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:35 pm

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Ever wonder whatever happened to Ariana Richards, who played "Lexi" (Sir Richard Attenborough's imperiled granddaughter) in "Jurassic Park?" She's all growed up and making movies for The Asylum!!


Looks like Asylum has been saving it's allowance for this cast-Haysbert, Studi, Hudson, Duke. & the QB from The Program.

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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:25 pm

Tonight. SyFy Channel. 9 PM.

SHARK-F**KING-NADO.


If this trailer doesn't make you weep with joy, then you have no soul.

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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:28 pm

You need an intervention....
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:29 pm

bgsully wrote:
Witchfinder wrote:

I may be in the minority, but I can't wait to see this.  Monsters fighting giant mechs?  Yes please.  
 
My thoughts exactly!

Seconded...or is that thirded? Whatever. "Pacific Rim" looks like fun. When I first saw the trailer I sez "If this movie had come out when I was twelve years old, I would've been camping outside the theater for it." Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:30 pm

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You need an intervention....

Let the record show that S.D. remains amazingly unmoved by the stellar combination of Tara Reid, "Steve" from 90210, and a tornado made of sharks. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:49 pm

I dig Sci-Fi(I refuse to spell it SyFy) Channel original films, they're certainly then those godawful Paranormal Activity films, that's for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:57 pm

SyFy Channel announced today via Facebook that a "Sharknado" sequel has already been green-lit. It's going to take place in New York and they're asking fans for potential sub-titles. These were my suggestions:

Sharknado 2: Shark Harder
The Sharknado Strikes Back
The Sharknado Who Shagged Me
Sharknado Part 2: Sharknado Takes Manhattan

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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:17 pm

Sharknado 2 Sharkey Boogaloo! Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:00 pm

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Sharknado 2 Sharkey Boogaloo! Very Happy 

I was just about to say Sharknado 2: Electric Boogaloo!
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:21 am

I would just do the whole Alien/Aliens thing and go Sharknados.
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 at the movies - what is upcoming   Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:22 am

That sounds like the perfect threat, lol. "I'm gonna go sharknado on your ass, boy!"
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