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Tasty

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« Reply #41880 on: June 14, 2022, 02:49:00 PM »
Shit yeah, that's been on my list.

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Cauliflower Of Love

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« Reply #41882 on: June 17, 2022, 02:13:12 AM »
rewatching juno

no wonder cera hasn't done anything for a minute

Cauliflower Of Love

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« Reply #41883 on: June 17, 2022, 06:12:57 AM »
Watching contact, and it's amazing the amount of chemistry these two gay actors have on screen.

HaughtyFrank

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« Reply #41884 on: June 17, 2022, 10:56:30 AM »

Tuckers Law

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« Reply #41885 on: June 17, 2022, 12:34:52 PM »
Now that’s an actor.  Even when his anger takes control he’s still got masterful control of voice.

Tom and Rita both handled that pretty well overall, I know most people wouldn’t be as patient.

Cauliflower Of Love

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« Reply #41886 on: June 17, 2022, 12:36:08 PM »
RITA!

that's her name.

MMaRsu

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« Reply #41887 on: June 18, 2022, 06:47:01 PM »
I watched The Adam Project, it was pretty fun, and even somewhat tugged on my heartstrings  :cry

I also watched Red Notice, another flick with that Deadpool dude. He really kinda plays the same character in every movie but I still find him enjoyable to watch

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« Reply #41888 on: June 18, 2022, 07:49:24 PM »
Ya Adam Project was better than I expected it to be.  Red Notice was exactly what I expected it to be and I liked it. 
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Tasty

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« Reply #41889 on: June 18, 2022, 09:16:14 PM »
https://deadline.com/2022/06/ezra-miller-the-flash-fate-warner-bros-discovery-david-zaslav-1235048001/

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During the first incident, the Hawaii Police Department Hilo Patrol reported that Miller became “agitated” when patrons began singing “Shallow” from A Star Is Born.

Okay yeah, throw Miller in the trash where he belongs. :trash

Polident Hive

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« Reply #41890 on: June 18, 2022, 11:05:09 PM »
Independent of whatever the hell is going on with Ezra, the trajectory of The Flash movie as a growing headache for WB is funny.


Anyway, I enjoyed Everything Everywhere All at Once. Can’t elaborate but it felt very 2015 with with touches of 2004. I’d say it dragged moments past the impact. The jokes, the messages, the homages. Like it wanted to make sure you got it. It’s a me thing that I’d rather be a little confused than have it blunt. I mean, I really enjoyed The Fountain.

Read the daughter was originally gonna be played by aquafina. Whatever caused that scheduling conflict, thank you.

Bebpo

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« Reply #41891 on: June 18, 2022, 11:57:55 PM »
I would be so down to watch the Flash movie where they badly CGI some other actor's face over Ezra's for the entire film and have another actor dub all their lines over.

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« Reply #41892 on: June 19, 2022, 12:58:33 AM »
Peanut Butter Falcon was a really uplifting and heartwarming film.

Great performances all round.
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Polident Hive

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« Reply #41893 on: June 19, 2022, 01:28:47 AM »
I would be so down to watch the Flash movie where they badly CGI some other actor's face over Ezra's for the entire film and have another actor dub all their lines over.

Just completely paint over their Flash with the Flash from the Justice League cartoon. Make it a Roger Rabbit type movie in post.

Cauliflower Of Love

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« Reply #41894 on: June 19, 2022, 04:18:16 AM »

Tuckers Law

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« Reply #41895 on: June 19, 2022, 06:01:37 AM »
WB should release The Flash movie as it is (no visual replacement) once the planned visual effects and post-production are finished, but make it a limited special release event where the stream it for free on several services as well as their own HBO Max, but also do a large theatrical release where the gross profits are donated to various charities that probably have some things to say about Ezra Miller's actions (maybe this way they're able to make it not a total-loss and even build goodwill and support going forward).  Make it a big talking point in their advertising, lean extra extra hard into it with their publicity. Blast out something like, "We're disappointed by the problematic behaviors of our lead, and do not support them whatsoever in their continued avoidance of cooperation with the appropriate authorities regarding their personal matters.  That said, they are just one person amongst the many hundreds who also have put effort, time, and passion into this project, and we feel it would be unjust to those creators, as well as the many long-waiting fans, if we were to keep this from them due to the unfortunate and irresponsible actions of one person."

Nintex

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« Reply #41896 on: June 19, 2022, 08:47:37 AM »
You know how modern corpo ball washing works right?
First they ignore the elephant in the room, when that doesn't work they pretend they/them is the victim of a hateful gamergate mob and deserves our symphaty and support.

It'll end up with a low audience score and a high critics rating and in the end people that didn't go see it are transphobes.
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HaughtyFrank

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« Reply #41897 on: June 19, 2022, 02:46:07 PM »
Pixar finally gets to release one of their movies in theaters again and then it does less than half of the previous toy story movies

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/19/lightyear-box-office-pixar-film-nabs-51-million-in-domestic-opening.html
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Expectations were high because the last two films in the Toy Story franchise both opened to more than $100 million in ticket sales, according to data from Comscore. “Toy Story 4” in 2019 topped $120 million in its domestic debut and “Toy Story 3″ generated more than $110 million during its opening 2010.

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« Reply #41898 on: June 19, 2022, 03:14:02 PM »




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Tasty

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« Reply #41899 on: June 19, 2022, 03:19:50 PM »
Pixar finally gets to release one of their movies in theaters again and then it does less than half of the previous toy story movies

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/19/lightyear-box-office-pixar-film-nabs-51-million-in-domestic-opening.html
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Expectations were high because the last two films in the Toy Story franchise both opened to more than $100 million in ticket sales, according to data from Comscore. “Toy Story 4” in 2019 topped $120 million in its domestic debut and “Toy Story 3″ generated more than $110 million during its opening 2010.

Some trades/newsletters I sub to were thinking Disney was underestimating at $70 mil. :lol

Can't wait to read their pearl clutching followups.

Tasty

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« Reply #41900 on: June 19, 2022, 03:23:28 PM »
LMAO the spin on that story's lede. :lol

Disney's Pixar's LIGHTYEAR: A Toy Story ROCKETS past $51 million and SHATTERS pandemic records!!!!

Some smelly """analysts""" predicted between $70 and 80 million, but whatever...

CNBC isn't owned by Disney too is it? :thinking

Nintex

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« Reply #41901 on: June 19, 2022, 03:24:55 PM »
Pandemic records, when movie theatres were literally closed. lmao
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Tasty

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« Reply #41902 on: June 19, 2022, 05:06:36 PM »
Lol I actually paid to sub to this one...

Quote from: Matthew Belloni via PUCK.news
Box office over-under: The tracking for Pixar’s Lightyear is about $75 million domestic (Disney is lowballing at $70 million), so I’m gonna take the over. It won’t get anywhere near the $120 million debut for Toy Story 4 in 2019, of course, but a spinoff of Pixar’s biggest franchise has got to play broader than one of its originals, right? [Emphasis not added.]
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HaughtyFrank

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« Reply #41903 on: June 21, 2022, 08:15:15 AM »
Sometimes I get the impression that these paid experts also don't have much more of a clue than any random person on the internet

Tuckers Law

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« Reply #41904 on: June 21, 2022, 08:30:45 AM »
You know how modern corpo ball washing works right?
First they ignore the elephant in the room, when that doesn't work they pretend they/them is the victim of a hateful gamergate mob and deserves our symphaty and support.

It'll end up with a low audience score and a high critics rating and in the end people that didn't go see it are transphobes.

Maybe so, but I’d still like to see at least one of the big studios stand up against this insistence of late that all aspects of the current political landscape and discourse should be completely intertwined with creative output in the arts.  Maybe I’m being naive, but it seems like that would be a nice and public “Fuck you” from WB to Disney.

Regardless, it’s not happening.  They’ll probably just sit on it until things die down with Ezra and then release it to die in January or February.

Tasty

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« Reply #41905 on: June 21, 2022, 05:43:57 PM »
Sometimes I get the impression that these paid experts also don't have much more of a clue than any random person on the internet

Pretty much yeah, they've just been "in"/following the industry a bit longer than most. Also, the follow-up:

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What happened with Lightyear? I took the over on the $75 million tracking, and it came in at just $51 million, more in line with lesser Pixar originals and not a Toy Story spinoff. Yikes. I polled a few distribution experts, and nobody thinks the same-sex kiss was a meaningful deterrent (sorry, Ted), but it certainly didn’t help. The bigger problems were a) The movie isn’t thematically connected to Toy Story; b) marketing didn’t properly explain the tricky conceit; and c) Disney’s streaming strategy has devalued Pixar by dumping its past three movies on Disney+. The Quorum’s David Herrin, who does the WIH movie polling chart, has a couple other explanations:

1. We don’t fully understand the post-pandemic box office: We have a pretty good read on superhero and tentpole movies in this era, but it doesn't mean the same will be true for family films. It could be that at this moment there is a $70 million ceiling (like Sonic 2). Three animated films are opening in July. If Minions—likely the strongest of the three—performs in line with Lightyear, then we'll know that the family audience hasn't fully returned to theaters.

2. The reviews weren’t there: Lightyear ranks No. 21 among Pixar films. Those at the bottom of this list are among Pixar's softest performers.

3. The market is becoming more saturated: As I wrote a few weeks ago, big films haven't had much competition. Now they do. Perhaps we need to revise our assumptions.

Tasty

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« Reply #41906 on: June 21, 2022, 05:46:03 PM »
Reviews and word-of-mouth effect a film's financial performance, I am very smart :derp

HaughtyFrank

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« Reply #41907 on: June 21, 2022, 05:53:45 PM »
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a) The movie isn’t thematically connected to Toy Story; b) marketing didn’t properly explain the tricky conceit;

The way Disney tried to explain how the movie ties into Toy story was pretty hilarious

https://twitter.com/thebigstevesy/status/1537839392630480899

Polident Hive

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« Reply #41908 on: June 21, 2022, 06:01:26 PM »
Lots of the marketing seemed built around the captain America guy voicing buzz. Hollywood stars as a concept are hanging on by a thread. It’s Tom cruise keeping it alive.

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« Reply #41910 on: June 21, 2022, 06:10:35 PM »
https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cineplex-fee-1.6496117

Ya fuck this
Fuckers have been doing that here since they started online bookings.

Offensive bullshit if you ask me.
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« Reply #41911 on: June 22, 2022, 01:06:19 PM »
The ol' "convenience fee" scam works again!
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Joe Molotov

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« Reply #41912 on: June 22, 2022, 02:04:27 PM »


The Black Phone has been reviewing pretty well, mostly based on the strength of the source material and Ethan Hawke's performance (and decent child actors). I might have to check it out this weekend.
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Tasty

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« Reply #41913 on: June 22, 2022, 02:20:57 PM »
Scott Derrickson knows horror. I'm a fan of his. Excited for his movie and excited for a mid-budget non-franchise movie widely hitting theaters. We probably won't get much more of those outside October going forward.

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« Reply #41914 on: June 22, 2022, 04:13:45 PM »
While this doesn't appear to have any relation to the amazing 2010 flick Troll Hunter, any film about giant trolls in the Norwegian wilderness is going to catch my attention.

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« Reply #41915 on: June 23, 2022, 02:55:25 AM »
Dr. Strange 2

Can Sam Raimi just direct every MCU movie until he retires?

Not the best MCU film but I'd argue it was the best directed MCU film. A lot of fun, crazy fast paced with very little exposition and while the writing has issues I guess it's still less lolz than NO MORE MUTANTS.

Also coming from Marvel TV, the difference in budget with their films is GIGANTIC. Really makes the budget of the TV shows feel shitty. Movie looked amazing.

Oh and I appreciated all the callbacks to Evil Dead. So many!
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Potato

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« Reply #41916 on: June 23, 2022, 06:45:01 AM »
I just watched it too. Thought it was just another shitty cape movie where almost all of the conflict is resolved by superpowered beings throwing orange and blue light at each other.

All the cameos and Easter eggs in the world couldn't save it from being a bore fest.
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« Reply #41917 on: June 23, 2022, 10:23:10 AM »
I rewatched strange 2.

The CG is worse at home.  wanda's performance is trope tier.  "MY BOYS!" lol

I didn't understand what people meant by being able to detect "raimi" until I realized how much WALKING everyone does and eating and sipping on drinks.

Dr. Strange was wronged.  Gotta watch Blackphone now.   Now wonder the people from DrS1 bounced on disney's multiverse.

Bebpo

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« Reply #41918 on: June 23, 2022, 01:19:53 PM »
I rewatched strange 2.

The CG is worse at home.  wanda's performance is trope tier.  "MY BOYS!" lol

I didn't understand what people meant by being able to detect "raimi" until I realized how much WALKING everyone does and eating and sipping on drinks.

Dr. Strange was wronged.  Gotta watch Blackphone now.   Now wonder the people from DrS1 bounced on disney's multiverse.

I just watched it too. Thought it was just another shitty cape movie where almost all of the conflict is resolved by superpowered beings throwing orange and blue light at each other.

All the cameos and Easter eggs in the world couldn't save it from being a bore fest.

 :(

The story was very popcorn comic-book. Like reading a Mark Miller run. Still, at least it felt like a weird Dr. Strange run. The first film was too plain for Dr. Strange.

But man it was so stylishly directed. Sucks y'all didn't enjoy it. To me it felt like it had the biggest director imprint on an MCU film that I can remember and not just a conveyor belt designed by committee Feige feel. I liked Sinister and Dr. Strange 1 direction was okayish, but losing Derrickson and going to Raimi was a huge step up. I can't imagine this script with Derrickson directing working at all.

Cauliflower Of Love

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« Reply #41919 on: June 23, 2022, 01:32:08 PM »
I can't imagine this script with Derrickson directing working at all.

Neither could disney or derrickson apparently.

 :awesome

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« Reply #41920 on: June 24, 2022, 06:33:42 AM »


watch this fartknockers
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« Reply #41921 on: June 25, 2022, 10:18:41 PM »
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent was ehhh, wish it was a better B-movie. The dialogue kinda sucks and script is pretty weak. More like a boring C film but Cage and Pascal make it worth watching maybe on a free streaming service.

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« Reply #41922 on: June 25, 2022, 11:24:23 PM »
Dr Strange 2 was entertaining. The multiverse hook was empty. Like they decided it’s gotta involve the multiverse before a story or script. It’s no The One.

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Was ??? when it ended on Strange walking outside, getting the third eye from reading the evil bad book, and yelling in pain. Minute later there’s another scene of Strange walking outside, this lady shows up, and he casually summons the third eye. Second one felt like some second unit guy filmed it against a green screen.

If the illuminati people aren’t one offs, somehow Black Bolt of all characters has the most true to comic suit. But Xavier looking too short for his plastic power wheels hover chair. Sometimes things don’t work.
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« Reply #41923 on: June 26, 2022, 08:20:57 AM »
Next goal wins was a great little sports documentary. I really like underdog stories, so this was right up my alley.
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« Reply #41924 on: June 26, 2022, 08:28:17 AM »
Dr Strange 2 was entertaining. The multiverse hook was empty. Like they decided it’s gotta involve the multiverse before a story or script. It’s no The One.

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Was ??? when it ended on Strange walking outside, getting the third eye from reading the evil bad book, and yelling in pain. Minute later there’s another scene of Strange walking outside, this lady shows up, and he casually summons the third eye. Second one felt like some second unit guy filmed it against a green screen.
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That part was pretty strange to me as well. They gave it a sequel hook, then undid that sequel hook instantly and then gave it another sequel hook. I imagine it had to be some studio meddling

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« Reply #41925 on: June 26, 2022, 09:46:51 AM »
Dr Strange 2 was entertaining. The multiverse hook was empty. Like they decided it’s gotta involve the multiverse before a story or script. It’s no The One.

spoiler (click to show/hide)
Was ??? when it ended on Strange walking outside, getting the third eye from reading the evil bad book, and yelling in pain. Minute later there’s another scene of Strange walking outside, this lady shows up, and he casually summons the third eye. Second one felt like some second unit guy filmed it against a green screen.

If the illuminati people aren’t one offs, somehow Black Bolt of all characters has the most true to comic suit. But Xavier looking too short for his plastic power wheels hover chair. Sometimes things don’t work.
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Got bored after 30 minutes. Debating if I'll ever watch the rest.

Same problem with The Batman. An hour in, over 2 hours left.  :-\

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« Reply #41926 on: June 26, 2022, 09:55:31 AM »
The Batman is pretty awesome, not as good as Top Gun but still great stuff. Looking forward to receiving the Blu Ray.

Yesterday I watched Spider-Man Homecoming. I forgot how good Michael Keaton was as the Vulture.
In general I enjoy these super hero movies more when the enemies don't have 1000's of nameless CG soldiers.
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« Reply #41927 on: June 26, 2022, 10:43:55 PM »
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent was pretty fun.  Cage and Pedro were a great pair.
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It's more of a traditional buddy comedy action movie than I expected it to be, which I think would have been boring had they not had the meta jokes telling the audience exactly how the final act is going play out.
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I'd honestly watch a sequel if they could up the weirdness. 
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« Reply #41928 on: June 27, 2022, 07:20:59 AM »
Titane

Was promised a fucked up movie and got a fucked up movie. Memorable with some great performances

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« Reply #41929 on: June 28, 2022, 03:30:24 PM »
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent was pretty fun.  Cage and Pedro were a great pair.
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It's more of a traditional buddy comedy action movie than I expected it to be, which I think would have been boring had they not had the meta jokes telling the audience exactly how the final act is going play out.
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I'd honestly watch a sequel if they could up the weirdness.

Yeah, I think it just needed to be more funny aka better script/writer.

This is a movie that should have been written & directed by Spike Jonze.

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