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post #31151 of 35253
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post
 

First ID4 is solid!

 

Solid as that bowel motion I passed this morning, yes I agree with that.

post #31152 of 35253

NO!

I AM VERY MAINSTREAM!!!

 

I have very dull provincial tastes!!!

post #31153 of 35253
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post
 

NO!

I AM VERY MAINSTREAM!!!

 

We're talking about the people of Planet Earth here, nooj.

post #31154 of 35253

I AM planet earth!

post #31155 of 35253
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post
 

I AM planet earth!

 

nooj in action

 

post #31156 of 35253

tell me, shan...

 

are you a BEE?

post #31157 of 35253
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Originally Posted by Carnotaur3 View Post


It actually makes them feel more secure but for the most dumbest, simplest reason - if you invest more, you get more.

It also makes them more secure to claim they didn't make a profit. "Sorry writers, we can't increase your salaries!"
post #31158 of 35253
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post
 

tell me, shan...

 

are you a BEE?

 

Oh no, I'm not falling for *that* again!

 

(Jumps on KTX to Busan and rides to glorious glorious freedom!)

post #31159 of 35253

Looks like a $70 Million loss for GHOSTBUSTERS (2016)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ghostbusters-heading-70m-loss-sequel-918515

 

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As of Aug. 7, Ghostbusters had earned just under $180 million at the global box office, including $117 million domestic. The film still hasn't opened in a few markets, including France, Japan and Mexico, but box-office experts say it will have trouble getting to $225 million despite a hefty net production budget of $144 million plus a big marketing spend. The studio has said break-even would be $300 million.
post #31160 of 35253
It's the misogynists' fault.
post #31161 of 35253
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Originally Posted by felix View Post
 

Looks like a $70 Million loss for GHOSTBUSTERS (2016)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ghostbusters-heading-70m-loss-sequel-918515

 


"But we have plans for Ghostbusters 2, just like Terminator Genysis 2 and Nightmare on Elm Street 2 and..."

post #31162 of 35253

and TRON 3!

post #31163 of 35253
Any sequel to a movie with Olivia Wilde!
post #31164 of 35253

Cowboys & Aliens 2?

 

you're not shan!

 

YOU'RE NOT SHAN!!!

post #31165 of 35253
I saw "Ghostbusters!" Hear that, ladies? I saw "Ghostbusters...!"

#ForeverAlone
post #31166 of 35253
I like Cowboys and Aliens...kinda!

Mostly because it's the exact same movie as Terminator Salvation without, ya know, being Terminator Salvation..
post #31167 of 35253
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

I saw "Ghostbusters!" Hear that, ladies? I saw "Ghostbusters...!"

#ForeverAlone

You selfish son of a bitch!
post #31168 of 35253
I just can't win.

:'(
post #31169 of 35253
"Suicide Squad 2 will be a course correction and will be recast with Lawrence Fishburne, Jai Courntey's brother, and Edward Norton's Hulk for a Marvel DC crossover. It's happening! Directed by Ridley Scott of almost "Monopoly" fame!"
post #31170 of 35253
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Originally Posted by Carnotaur3 View Post

Jai Courntey's brother

 

Al Courtney?

 

His sister is obviously Kay.

post #31171 of 35253
Its ironic since most reboots fail, yet Hollywood keeps making them because they need a sure thing.

Does not compute.
post #31172 of 35253
At least they stopped basing them on board games.
post #31173 of 35253
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

At least they stopped basing them on board games.
I dunno, aren't a few of those still in the pipeline?
post #31174 of 35253
The sewer pipeline!
post #31175 of 35253
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Originally Posted by Ambler View Post

Its ironic since most reboots fail, yet Hollywood keeps making them because they need a sure thing.

Does not compute.

I remember when INCEPTION came out that because it was a hit, some where speculating that this would open a door to Hollywood taking on more original and intelligent films. Ho ho ho.
post #31176 of 35253
Truth is, we don't really deserve nice things anyway. It wasn't ISIS that made Jurassic World a global sensation.
post #31177 of 35253
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Originally Posted by Ambler View Post

Its ironic since most reboots fail, yet Hollywood keeps making them because they need a sure thing.

Does not compute.

 

It gave us the UNCLE reboot at least. I am thankful for that.

post #31178 of 35253
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Originally Posted by Ambler View Post

Its ironic since most reboots fail, yet Hollywood keeps making them because they need a sure thing.

Does not compute.

See also: video game adaptations. Sure things suck.
post #31179 of 35253
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Originally Posted by Mr. Stockslivevan View Post


I remember when INCEPTION came out that because it was a hit, some where speculating that this would open a door to Hollywood taking on more original and intelligent films. Ho ho ho.

 

We do get those original big budget sci-fi blockbusters every once in a while; Gravity, The Martian, etc. 

post #31180 of 35253
Yeah, those seem to have settled in the late fall original sci-fi slot, this year's candidate is Morten Tylund's PASSENGERS.
post #31181 of 35253
Speaking of Passengers, where is it? That's supposed to be the big adult movie of the Fall, a serious contender for Oscars and box office. Not even a production still yet. I wonder what the deal is there.
post #31182 of 35253
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Originally Posted by User_32 View Post

We do get those original big budget sci-fi blockbusters every once in a while; Gravity, The Martian, etc. 

I wouldn't call THE MARTIAN original.
post #31183 of 35253
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Originally Posted by Mr. Stockslivevan View Post


I wouldn't call THE MARTIAN original.

Ugh.  Sci fi nerd.  

post #31184 of 35253
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Originally Posted by Mr. Stockslivevan View Post

I wouldn't call THE MARTIAN original.

I wouldn't even place it anywhere near Gravity or Interstellar since it was too busy being utterly..."delightful" for a mass audience.
post #31185 of 35253
Just saying. It was based on a book.

Would love more movies like MOON. Shit, I'm gonna pop in the blu-ray right now. Been years since I've seen it.
post #31186 of 35253

People being down on The Martian makes me sad...

What about Arrival? I just watched Sicario last night and Denis Villeneuve impressed the shit out of me with it. That could potentially be something. And don't forget Alex Garland's Annihilation coming out next year. 

 

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Originally Posted by Mr. Stockslivevan View Post

Just saying. It was based on a book.

 

I mean, by that logic 2001 and Solaris aren't original either.

post #31187 of 35253
Not that this is the case with The Martian, but lots of stuff is made into an IP (novel, web series, graphic novel, video game, etc) as a roundabout way to being made into a movie, because the industry is so averse to making something big from scratch.
post #31188 of 35253
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Originally Posted by Arjen Rudd View Post

Speaking of Passengers, where is it? That's supposed to be the big adult movie of the Fall, a serious contender for Oscars and box office. Not even a production still yet. I wonder what the deal is there.

Some kind of elaborate marketing strategy? The Martian had its first teaser released just few months before the world premiere.
post #31189 of 35253
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Originally Posted by Codename View Post

I mean, by that logic 2001 and Solaris aren't original either.

In the case of 2001, the book coincided with the film.
post #31190 of 35253
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Originally Posted by Mr. Stockslivevan View Post


I remember when INCEPTION came out that because it was a hit, some where speculating that this would open a door to Hollywood taking on more original and intelligent films. Ho ho ho.


2010 was an anomaly in terms of its BO - Inception, Black Swan, The Social Network, The King's Speech, True Grit, The Fighter: all decent-sized to genuinely big hits, mostly modestly budgeted and aimed for higher-brow audiences than the typical blockbuster (even Inception had at least the veneer of being smarter than your average popcorn movie, whether you think it actually was or not).  And yet it's the exception rather than the rule.

post #31191 of 35253
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Originally Posted by Ambler View Post

Its ironic since most reboots fail, yet Hollywood keeps making them because they need a sure thing.

Does not compute.
 
 
The impression is that Hollywood execs are all chickenshit non-creatives who would rather champion something "known" so that if it fails, they can point out that "well, we did it because it is a known commodity and succeeded one or more times in the past". It's basically the most risk-averse move in Tinseltown. The exec is personally putting more on the line when they champion something groundbreaking and new.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #31192 of 35253
Re: inflated budgets, there is also the 'chicken' aspect. Imagine you're a studio putting out a big movie in summer, rival studios have $180m blockbusters coming out the weekends before and after, and those rivals are in the exact same position.

Who's the one in that situation who goes "actually, no! We're only spending $50m on our big summer tentpole!"?
post #31193 of 35253
What's disappointing is that Universal had a record-breaking year in 2014, without a single big budget sequel / reboot / comic book film. You'd imagine someone would've learned something from that..?
post #31194 of 35253
Jurassic World and F&F7 put paid to that malarkey!
post #31195 of 35253

"Phew, that was close! We almost started running this fucker like an ordinary productive company!"

post #31196 of 35253
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Originally Posted by User_32 View Post

We do get those original big budget sci-fi blockbusters every once in a while; Gravity, The Martian, etc. 
We still live in a world where something like Cloud Atlas can have that much money thrown at it so, hope springs eternal.

Am I the only one here that REALLY loves this one?
post #31197 of 35253
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Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post


We still live in a world where something like Cloud Atlas can have that much money thrown at it so, hope springs eternal.

 

I think we used to live in that world.

post #31198 of 35253
Something mind blowingly original will come along again. It always does..
post #31199 of 35253
Maybe that is what you do though, the fifty million tentpole. The Conjuring 2 is a success story, as is Central Intelligence, Me Before You, The Shallows. Of course, you've also got stuff like The Nice Guys and such, but at least that looks a lot better in the rear view mirror than Independence Day 2.
post #31200 of 35253
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Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post


We still live in a world where something like Cloud Atlas can have that much money thrown at it so, hope springs eternal.

Am I the only one here that REALLY loves this one?

 

Nope, I'm right there with you bro! Fucking wonderful movie that.

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