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  • June 14th - Man of Steel - Action Adventure with Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner….

    23 57.50%
  • June 14th - The Bling Ring - Crime comedy with Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Gavin Rossdale…

    8 20.00%
  • June 14th - This Is the End - Sci-Fi Comedy with Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco…

    6 15.00%
  • June 21st - World War Z - Action horror thriller with Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox and David Morse

    12 30.00%
  • June 28th - The Heat - Action Comedy with Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Michael Rapaport…

    9 22.50%
  • July 3rd - The Lone Ranger - Action adventure western with Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp…

    8 20.00%
  • July 5th - The Way, Way Back - Comedy with Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney…

    6 15.00%
  • July 19th - Girl Most Likely - Comedy with Kristen Wiig, Annette Benning, Matt Dillon…

    7 17.50%
  • July 19th - The Conjuring - Horror thriller with Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor…

    5 12.50%
  • July 24th - The Wolverine - Action Adventure with Hugh Jackman and Famke Janssen

    12 30.00%
  • August 2nd - 2 Guns - Action with Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, James Marsden…

    1 2.50%
  • August 9th - Elysium - Sci-Fi with Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley and Diego Luna

    13 32.50%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yehudi View Post
    I wonder what this will do to Ryan Reynolds' career. Green Lantern was a bust and now this.
    Magic Mike 2?

    Occasionally, you see an actor in a movie, and you just think "did it for the paycheck".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrellH View Post
    Occasionally, you see an actor in a movie, and you just think "did it for the paycheck".
    IKWYM but ... I try to give the actors a little more credit than that. Things can go so horribly wrong between page and screen, and the actors (if they're not also producers and/or George Clooney) have limited control over the final product. Green Lantern should have been huge, and RIPD as a premise sounds like it could have been a whole lot of fun.

    But yeah, there are some definite phone-in-did-it-for-the-paycheque performances we can all name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrellH View Post
    Occasionally, you see an actor in a movie, and you just think "did it for the paycheck".
    Is there anything wrong with that? Actors need money too.

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    Some would argue that since acting is supposed to be an art and not just a job, cheapening your art for money is wrong. I don't personally subscribe to that but I can see where the dissatisfaction comes from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAngel View Post
    I watched Wolverine today and was somewhat disappointed.

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    I wish they had gone a different direction with this movie. Some parts of the movie felt really slow and played out like a sappy romance drama I wish there was a scene with the girls fighting in a kimono To me, the most exciting part of the movie come after the credit

    Can't wait for Elysium
    Finally saw Wolverine today and was disappointed too.

    The beginning was ok and when Yukio first showed, I thought she would play an important role in the movie. Unfortunately her character was not exploited to its full potential, even in the fight scenes she was part of. However, even though her face is 'unusual', she was the perfect cast IMO.

    Mariko was quite useless. Didn't she mention she won a competition using knives or daggers? Her skills certainly didn't show..BUT I found the actress absolutely gorgeous and classy, especially in her last scene.


    Somes bits felt like a parody, for instance

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    Oh, and since I complained about Cavill's insufficient shirtlessness in MoS, I will also complain about Jackman not getting naked enough to my taste.

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    I dislike the idea that a woman is useless unless she displays mad action skillz. I agree, though, that the overall movie was a disappointment.

    I don't know how Jackman could have got much nakeder, though, unless you wanted him to walk around without pants. He was bare-chested so often I thought he'd developed an allergy to shirts.
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    I took my granddaughter to see Turbo. It was okay, not as good as Monsters U that we saw earlier. I have to say, though, that I prefer the old style of animation (like in the great Disney films) to the computer kind. Maybe it's my old age, but it just seemed more magical, if that makes sense.

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    I was reading an Entertainment Weekly issue from earlier this year and they listed the Top 50 Movies of 2012. The list is in order of U.S. box office, but they also listed International box office as well. Saw lots of interesting things, so thought I'd list what caught my eye...

    #1 The Avengers - 623 domestic, 888 international. Okay, nothing stands out here except how BIG both numbers are! I smell sequel!!!

    #3 The Hunger Games - 408 dom., 278 international. Hmm. Usually action-type movies do better internationally, so I'm wondering if the studio was disappointed with the international box office?

    #4 Skyfall - 302 dom, 776 international. So is James Bond too British for the U.S.? Quite a jump in numbers there.

    #5 The Hobbit... - 293 dom, 646 international. Another big jump...what's up, America?

    #6 Breaking Dawn Part Two - 291 dom, 536 int. I was surprised to see this do so much better internationally. Maybe Romania's numbers tipped the scale?

    #9 Ted - 218 dom, 296 int. I thought American comedies didn't do well overseas. This one proves me wrong. (Shows the U.S. has better taste than the rest of the world for comedies... )

    #10 and #11

    Madagascar 3 - 216/525
    The Lorax - 214/134

    At first I was surprised to see a kids movie do double overseas...but right after it, The Lorax proves the rest of the world doesn't like kids movies that much? Or is Dr. Seuss strictly an American phenomenon??

    #13 Men In Black 3 - 179/445. Another big overseas jump.

    #14 Lincoln - 167/14. Bit of a dip. Are audiences in Japan, India and China not inthralled by life stories of U.S. presidents??

    #15 Ice Age: Continental Drift - 161/714. WHOA! Biggest jump in box office on this list??

    #20 21 Jump Street - 138/63. The overseas market liked Ted, but not this?

    #21 Les Miserables - 137/175. No comment about the numbers. Just that people paid money to see this piece of trash!!

    #22 Prometheus - 126/276. One of those movies people would call a flop...130 million budget, 126 in box office. Lost money. Overseas box office makes ALL the difference.

    #29 Life Of Pi - 103/421 ***. Another one people would call a flop. 120 million budget...flop in the U.S., but this movie didn't even need ANY U.S. box office to be a money-maker. The *** refers to the amounts in that I notice at the-numbers.com (where I often find budget info) that the box office numbers were still growing...they list 124/483 as the current box office.

    #31 Flight - 93/8. Only eight million internationally??? Luckily the U.S. box office more than covered the 31 million budget.

    #32 and #46

    Think Like A Man - 91/5
    Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection - 65/0

    Apparently black people now only live in the U.S. Not only that, but overseas folk don't wanna see no black movies!! Neither movies gives a f***. The former had a 12 million dollar budget and the latter 20 million. Who needs you, international market???

    #34 The Expendables 2 - 85, 215. Old action stars never die. Or age. (Well, they don't age overseas, anyway...)

    #35 Wrath of the Titans - 82/218. 150 million budget...saved by the foreigners!!!

    #36 Dark Shadows - 79/159. I'm guessing the international audience had the script re-written in the subtitles and somehow the MESS of a script with this movie got COMPLETELY re-vamped...

    #37 Jack Reacher - 78/105. Sorry Tom, it's not only America that hates you... (Or at least your casting in this role...)

    #38 John Carter - 73/209. 275 million budget. (Really??!!) Sorry, you're going to need big box office from the audience on Mars to turn a profit on this one!

    #43 Contraband - 66/29. Nothing to say about the numbers. Just...there was a movie released last year called Contraband?? (Ring a bell for anybody else??)

    #47 Battleship - 65/237. 209 million budget. Mr. Kitsch, you need to work with producers who know what the word "budget" means!!!

    #48 Pitch Perfect - 65/42. 17 million budget. This one gets a mention because it's having greater success on DVD than in the theatre. the-numbers.com lists the DVD sales at 55 million currently. That will continue to grow, so this one has made quite a nice profit for the studio. A good example of how some movies that get good word of mouth will find success, even if it takes a bit longer than other movies.

    By the way, does anyone know if "domestic box office" is America-only? Or does it include Canada (and how about Mexico)? Just curious as a Canuck...
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    Just found this on Wikipedia:

    The following is film industry specific terminology as defined by Box Office Mojo.[4] For movies released in North America, box office figures are usually divided between domestic, meaning U.S. and Canada, and foreign which includes all other countries.
    So the U.S. has swallowed up Canada (what else is new )...but Mexico is "foreigner" box office. Guess Canada has the same computerized box office tallying (cash) registers?

    Oh, and I also just saw that The Avengers is the third biggest movie of all time (after James Cameron...and James Cameron). And John Carter is the third biggest bomb of all time. (250 budget, 282 worldwide box office, 108 million loss. They must have advertising/publicity info which determines the loss amount. So they spent about 70 million on publicity. )
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    21 Jump Street was brilliantly hilarious. They don't know what they are missing overseas. I am glad Pitch Perfect is doing well on DVD. I recommend it to everyone I know who hasn't seen it. I can't stand Glee and I loved this. It helps that it was filmed almost exclusively on LSU's campus/Baton Rouge so everyone around here likes to watch it for all the local landmarks. I keep meaning to buy it but haven't yet, it's one of those movies I could watch again and again (I've rented it two times already).
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    Loved Pitch Perfect, but admit I only saw it on Cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyliefan View Post
    I dislike the idea that a woman is useless unless she displays mad action skillz.
    No, but it's reasonable to expect more than a "damsel in distress" from a character who was a champion with daggers (or swords, or knives? I can't remember but she mentions it). Well, at least she seemed good at cooking, which makes her not so useless then.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wyliefan View Post
    I don't know how Jackman could have got much nakeder, though, unless you wanted him to walk around without pants.
    Precisely

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    #21 Les Miserables - 137/175. No comment about the numbers. Just that people paid money to see this piece of trash!!
    One person's trash is another person's treasure! (It's cliché day at work .. please don't neg rep me. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyCurry View Post
    The beginning was ok and when Yukio first showed, I thought she would play an important role in the movie. Unfortunately her character was not exploited to its full potential, even in the fight scenes she was part of. However, even though her face is 'unusual', she was the perfect cast IMO.
    Agreed. Is she a mutant? Is her power real?

    Quote Originally Posted by DannyCurry View Post
    Mariko was quite useless. Didn't she mention she won a competition using knives or daggers? Her skills certainly didn't show..BUT I found the actress absolutely gorgeous and classy, especially in her last scene.
    Would have been awesome to see her fight using knives

    Quote Originally Posted by DannyCurry View Post
    Somes bits felt like a parody, for instance

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    Oh, and since I complained about Cavill's insufficient shirtlessness in MoS, I will also complain about Jackman not getting naked enough to my taste.


    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    #20 21 Jump Street - 138/63. The overseas market liked Ted, but not this?
    Maybe the people didn't like the tv series? :p

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    #29 Life Of Pi - 103/421 ***. Another one people would call a flop. 120 million budget...flop in the U.S., but this movie didn't even need ANY U.S. box office to be a money-maker. The *** refers to the amounts in that I notice at the-numbers.com (where I often find budget info) that the box office numbers were still growing...they list 124/483 as the current box office.
    I wonder why it flopped in the U.S. It's an awesome movie...

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    #31 Flight - 93/8. Only eight million internationally??? Luckily the U.S. box office more than covered the 31 million budget.

    #32 and #46

    Think Like A Man - 91/5
    Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection - 65/0

    Apparently black people now only live in the U.S. Not only that, but overseas folk don't wanna see no black movies!! Neither movies gives a f***. The former had a 12 million dollar budget and the latter 20 million. Who needs you, international market???
    I don't think I know any of these movies... Maybe they didn't really advertise well?

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    Life of Pi looked like an absolutely awful movie from the previews I have seen. I still have absolutely no desire to rent it even though it would only cost me $1 and even though I have heard good things from some people. The entire trailer seemed to show a boy in a boat with a Tiger. It was like I was watching an updated trailer for Cast Away but with a Tiger instead of a Wilson volleyball. There also seemed to be some scenes that looked to be complete fantasy which did not go explained. I still don't have a clue what the movie is about. Maybe I will catch a bit of it when it finally comes on television one of these days.
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    When you finally watch it, you will kick yourself for having waited so long. Wonderful movie.

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    Life of Pi was my pick for best movie of the year. It blew away all my expectations -- and I'd read the book!

    Judging a movie by its trailer alone is, at best, only about a 50% accurate indicator of whether or not I'll enjoy a movie.

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    Life of Pi was completely amazing. The tiger was possibly the coolest character at the movies last year. And it had one of the bests shipwreck scenes.

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    Another cheer for "Life of Pi" here. I thought it was the best movie of last year, perhaps it helped that I had no great expectations going in though. I hadn't read the book and had heard how "unfilmable" the story supposedly was, but I sat in rapt attention throughout the entire movie. And the 3D in the theatre was amazing!

    I don't think Hollywood would have considered this movie a "flop." Other than Ang Lee's cut, the back-end on the production was surely quite low, so with broadcast rights and DVD sales, the film may have been profitable even if the foreign box office was closer to the domestic.

    I wasn't aware that "The Hunger Games" foreign take was so low. I guess the books are more fan based in North America.
    I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artemis@BC View Post
    Judging a movie by its trailer alone is, at best, only about a 50% accurate indicator of whether or not I'll enjoy a movie.
    I agree but when it is something I know nothing about (never read the book or heard of it) the trailer is the only thing that is going to get me in to the theater.

    Tomorrow is one of my last days off for the summer break. I plan on going to see The Conjuring and then I will rent Life of Pi on my way home. Yall convinced me to give it a try.
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