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  2. The Classic Conversation Thread: The Sequel

    The only subtext I got from AC is that Ridley would have probably been bi-curious for the Fass if he had been 40 yo younger. Other thant that ...
  3. Steve Orlando/Ivan Reis is great. It's a great SPIN-OFF on Justice League, it feels great as an ancillary book. Love that Lobo is fucking finally back (I mean, the real one, not that abomination from New 52 days), the problem is that Hitch's book just isn't great. I feel very much the same and others have said here, while DC Rebirth is amazing and Justice League vs Suicide Squad might be the most fun I've had since the Grant Morrison days - I really like Johns JL run in New 52, but somehow it just never felt like the "real" JL to me. I think Bryan Hitch is leaving Justice League and going back in art duties for Jeff Lemire's Hawkman, so I'm finally excited for both books now.
  4. So wait, is this movie has anything to do with some form of nostalgia ? It seems to be. Hence very big and unnusual numbers for the horror genre could occur IMO.
  5. Thanks Shawn! Just to add onto this, how (in a sense) are these metrics polled? Is there ever a reason why some results are spot on and others are way off other than "movie genuinely underperformed" or had "unexpectedly awful WOM" etc etc. For example, a lot of people on this site are throwing around 70-80M+ predictions for It, and while we of course don't have the same resources as trackers, are there certain metrics that can point out and say "an 80M opening is just impossible" or do these numbers fluctuate regulairly?
  6. The Classic Conversation Thread: The Sequel

    I've only seen the first film and Prometheus. Planning on watching the rest of the films in the series at some point. Alien Covenant sounds dreadful from what I've heard.
  7. The Classic Conversation Thread: The Sequel

    I am very sorry for your loss. Hang in there.
  8. *a tiger chews on a corpse of a half-blown apart Vietcong*
  9. Requiem for a Dream

    This probably has some of the best film editing I've seen in any movie ever. The film left me in shock after I watched it. I definitely recommend others watch it but caution that only watching it once is the best way to go. This is film is absolutely hard to sit through but it's still well worth it in the end. A+
  10. Maybe because both have played literally the same role. Now that I think of, I can see it.
  11. Dunkirk underperforming? I need to know the heck what some of you people are smoking. The fact that the budget was $175m was worrying enough. When the trailers started emphasizing all the "whole isn't this cool and shit", I knew it was a dud. It did even worse then I could have imagined though.
  12. Dunkirk is doing very well worldwide and is over-performing. The world loves sci-fi and comic book flicks. The subject matter isn't internationally appealing except for the UK and it's posed to reach $500 million which is a fantastic result.
  13. ROUGH NIGHT | 06.16.17 | Sony

    Just saw this movie, it was really awful. jillian bell is quite probably the least funny woman ever. scarlett better push a black widow movie now after her horrendous 2017
  14. The Classic Conversation Thread: The Sequel

    Just watched Requiem for a Dream for the first time. Probably some of the best film editing I've seen from any movie ever.
  15. Wolf Warrior 2 (2017)

    I'm not going to try and tell you the names of the actors, because I'll probably spell them wrong. Except for The Purge's Frank Grillo, who plays the bad guy. But we'll get to him in a minute. Wolf Warrior 2 comes two years after the original, which grossed 90 million in China. It starred the main actor from this one, Jing Wu (okay, so I lied, I will mention names). It must have made a hell of an impression on the Chinese because this one is on its way to hitting 800 million in China alone. I don't know much about Chinese culture except for what I have read flippantly and what I see in the movies. But this film enlightened me at least a little bit to some of the culture. But more importantly, it gave me one of the best action films I've ever seen. Jin Wu is terrific and shockingly athletic as the hero of the film, Leng Feng. He's a former special forces east division in the Chinese military and after he gets out of prison for killing an unarmed terrorist, he wants to spend the quiet life in Africa, where China and Africa are friendly with one another. But almost immediately, all fucking hell breaks loose as there is a civil war and the rebels decide to shoot and kill anyone and everyone who seems to be in their way of overthrowing the government. Feng is then hurled back into action to save a doctor who is very important. I won't give this part away because it's one of the more interesting parts of the film. If you like action, stunts, incredible fight scenes, lots of wire work and some a break neck pace, this WW2 is the film for you. It's breathtaking from beginning to end. Wu looks the part. Frank Grillo was born to play bad guys. Tobin Bell was once told by a casting director that he should be going after bad guy parts. Bell had never thought of this before the CD had mentioned it to him. When he went for those parts, his career took off. Like Bell, Grillo has a natural gift to play slimy assholes. But it's not just his look or his voice, the man works his behind off to have that shredded look and he works on perfecting his fighting skills. I've seen videos of him on you-tube and he trains with some of the best Asian martial artists. That training paid off for this movie, because unlike Vin Diesel, who looked like shit when he fought Jason Statham in Fast 7, Grillo looks like he belongs on the same street as Wu. When they finally get to battle it out, the fight is quite epic. WW2 is an action fans dream. It's fast, furious and exhilarating. If it comes to a theater near you, and you love action films, especially the older Jackie Chan films, then this is one you will love. 9/10
  16. I thought I sucked at this....
  17. I'm not trying to correct you Han, so please forgive me if it sounds that way... *but* this is a bit of a box office myth. There isn't an "official" tracking number per say (unless the studio declares it as such, but even then it can be debatable) although it is often called that by reporters. Anytime we see reports of tracking for a movie, it's simply the number calculated by or given to that outlet by independent trackers and analysts, and they're almost always using interest metrics (which are measured on a scale of 1 to 100) from firms like NRG to calculate -- or just guess -- a projected gross. NRG does not provide box office predictions though. That's why it's rare when everyone agrees on a single number for tracking (Wonder Woman was a great example of this), unless they're getting the same prediction from the same third party source.
  18. John Campea out of all people said something about the whole situation with Joss Whedon's personal news that came out that I feel it's valid for people following Justice League here to listen and understand: TL;DW: Everything will be fine.
  19. "In Vietnam, it ain't luck. You survive, or you die. This place will chew you up and spit you out." *Desolate shots of fishing villages* *Female Asian lead who feels like a bit of a bystander while rugged badass male does the heavy lifting*
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