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#661 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 November 2023 - 09:17 AM

The Marvels will likely break an unfortunate record for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie, which is the third installment in Phase 5 of the MCU, is a sequel to 2019's Captain Marvel, which introduced Brie Larson's superpowered former fighter pilot to the franchise.

 

The storyline sees Captain Marvel's powers becoming entangled with two others, leading her to team up with astronaut Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and Avengers fangirl Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), who developed powers of their own over the course of the Disney+ shows WandaVision and Ms. Marvel.

 

Per Deadline, The Marvels box office is only tracking to gross a domestic opening weekend total between $47 and $52 million. This would make it the worst opening ever for a movie in the MCU, with the previous movie to hold that title being 2008's The Incredible Hulk starring Edward Norton, which is widely considered to be an early misfire for the franchise and had an opening gross of $55.4 million.

 

 

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Posted 23 November 2023 - 02:22 PM

Not good.

 

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#663 Mike K.

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Posted 23 November 2023 - 07:27 PM

Ridley Scott told people who weren’t liking his film to STFU.

Classic.

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Posted 23 November 2023 - 07:38 PM

One review said the film is disjointed, having been edited down from 5 hours to nearly 3 hours. Apparently the full directors cut will come out on Apple+ eventually. Maybe it's better with all the scenes (tho somehow I doubt it).

 

A movie about an incel/cuckold napoleon doesn't seem appealing. 



#665 Matt R.

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Posted 23 November 2023 - 08:29 PM

One review said the film is disjointed, having been edited down from 5 hours to nearly 3 hours. Apparently the full directors cut will come out on Apple+ eventually. Maybe it's better with all the scenes (tho somehow I doubt it).
 
A movie about an incel/cuckold napoleon doesn't seem appealing.


Both those things are super trendy right now.

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Posted 26 November 2023 - 12:11 AM

I mentioned this one before, the latest trailer to Godzilla Minus One looks great.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=VvSrHIX5a-0

 

I'll be looking forward to it's release (hopefully subtitled) in North America Dec1st.

 

It's been out in Japan since early November.

 

It's not a great indicator, but it has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.I'm hopeful at least.

 

https://www.rottento...zilla_minus_one

 

This film trailer caught my eye.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=ZCbiKiw-Azs

 

'She Came To Me' had a limited release in October (I completely missed it).

 

Stars Peter Dinklage and Anne Hathaway.

 

I'm hoping to catch it on Netflix or maybe at the Vic Theatre or Cinecenta.



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Posted 26 November 2023 - 12:18 AM

I have hopes for this one.

 

Some films are just better when scenes that were removed are put back, like Justice League or Gettysburg.


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#668 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 November 2023 - 08:50 PM

Years since these films were released:

The Social Network: 13 years
Inception: 13 years
Avatar: 14 years
The Dark Night: 15 years
Iron Man: 15 years
Wall-E: 15 years
No Country for Old Men: 16 years
Kill Bill: Vol 2: 19 years
Kill Bill: Vol 1: 20 years
Elf: 20 years
Lost in Translation: 20 years
The Bourne Identity: 21 years
Training Day: 22 years
Gladiator: 23 years 
The Matrix: 24 years
The Sixth Sense: 24 years
Office Space: 24 years
You’ve Got Mail: 25 years
Titanic: 26 years
Toy Story: 28 years
Pulp Fiction: 29 years
Shawshank Redemption: 29 years
Forrest Gump: 29 years
The Lion King: 29 years
Jurassic Park: 30 years
Goodfellas: 33 years
Dances with Wolves: 33 years
Pretty Women: 33 years
Total Recall: 33 years
Field of Dreams: 34 years 
Die Hard: 35 years
Wall Street: 36 years
The Princess Bride: 36 years
Spaceballs: 36 years
The Running Man: 36 years
Top Gun: 37 years
Ferris Bueller: 37 years
Back to the Future: 38 years
The Terminator: 39 years
Trading Places: 40 years
Blade Runner: 41 years
E.T.: 41 years
Raiders of the Lost Ark: 42 years
The Shining: 43 years
Alien: 44 years
Apocalypse Now: 44 years
Star Wars: 46 years
Rocky: 47 years
Taxi Driver: 47 years
Jaws: 48 years
Goldfinger: 49 years
The Godfather: 51 years
2001 Space Odyssey: 55 years 
The Sound of Music: 58 years
To Kill a Mockingbird: 61 years 
Psycho: 63 years
Vertigo: 65 years
It’s a Wonderful Life: 77 years
Casablanca: 81 years
Citizen Kane: 82 years
Gone with the Wind: 84 years
The Wizard of Oz: 84 years
Snow White: 86 years

#669 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 November 2023 - 04:14 AM

"Bob (Newhart) and Don (Rickles): A Love Story" a short documentary by Judd Apatow | The New Yorker

 

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#670 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 November 2023 - 02:34 AM

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Posted 30 November 2023 - 07:36 AM

So, more Marvel? Not sure how you turn around a movie franchise without making more movies.
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Posted 30 November 2023 - 11:27 AM

Make better ones. 

 

Their next one will do very, very well: Deadpool 3.



#673 max.bravo

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Posted 30 November 2023 - 10:33 PM

Make better ones.

Their next one will do very, very well: Deadpool 3.


Was that a joke based on them identifying too many sequels as the problem? 🤔

Maybe the comic book movie trend should die already. I’m ready for a new kind of action movie… never was big into comics but I was up for the ride. Now they all seem boring.
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Posted 01 December 2023 - 08:45 AM

No joke, I would not be surprised if Deadpool 3 exceeds 1b which is a very high stretch goal for a R rated movie.

 

For the rest, in the past couple of years Marvel movies have been okay at best. They set the bar so high with the first 3 seasons, so that's part of the problem, but the writing, acting, and quality has diminished. Doing movies on characters that people are less interested in doesn't help.


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#675 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 December 2023 - 09:16 AM

The new Bradley Cooper movie is getting good reviews. I’m not sure I find the subject compelling.

But I do like Cooper.

#676 max.bravo

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Posted 01 December 2023 - 09:22 AM

He has charisma, that’s for sure.

Not so sure he needed the prosthetic Jew nose for the role, though. Seems a bit weird. https://www.nytimes....-bernstein.html

#677 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 December 2023 - 09:24 AM

Ya there was the usual complaints.

Carey Mulligan gets accolades too, I’m not sure why she always does. She’s competent but I’m never blown away by her work.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 01 December 2023 - 09:26 AM.


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Posted 01 December 2023 - 09:28 AM

Usual?

When’s the last time a gentile actor used a fake big nose to portray a Jew on screen?

I can’t think of another example. But there are plenty of times gentile actors playing Jews didn’t need a fake Jew nose (Oppenheimer most recently).

Just seems weird and unnecessary 🤷‍♂️

Carey mulligan always seems half asleep to me. She is cute though.

Edited by max.bravo, 01 December 2023 - 09:29 AM.


#679 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 December 2023 - 09:31 AM

The movie spans a long time frame and he gets many makeovers to age him along. What’s wrong with making him look like Bernstein if it can be done with makeup and effects? Whether it be weight, hair colour and style, or nose?

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Posted 01 December 2023 - 09:33 AM

^ ^ true. And now I’ve been informed she is married to Mumford.

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