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  1. 8 points
    Friday Estimates Ant-man 2 153M/163.3M, 4th biggest SH OD behind IW, AOU and CW Big Brother 34.5M including previews The Island 11.65M/1248.3m, -52% The Meg 11.3M/945.6m, -58% Go Brother! 10.6M/228.6M, -48% Hotel Transylvania 3 3.2M/161.6m, -65% Hello Mr. Billionaire 2.66M/2493M ,-67% Huge drops for holdovers. Maoyan predicts 200M Sat for AM2, I think 180M more likely
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    No need to go that far Coolio. Just say that God delivers and Olivia Colman kicks Stone aside for the award for Favorite Favourite
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    First estimtes from insidekino.de: Eq2 stays on top with 150k admissions (about 10% drop), other holdovers with similar holds. No opener in the Top5
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    67th - Wonder Woman - Gal Gadot - Wonder Woman I believe there is a film currently in the works based on the play about a guy that spent a whole bunch of time waiting for her to show up to something. The first to two straight entries that made the list due to high votes from a small ( four ) number of voters. Wonder Woman took cinema by storm last year and was generally a pretty solid film that was excellently put together and directed (I personally feel that the character being great is a lot more down to the direction than the actress, but that is my usually unagreed with opinion.) I believe that this is the highest ranked female DC character on the list. Catwoman has already been and Harley received 31 points total. Also likely makes her the highest ranked female superheo full stop because Marvel haven't quite gotten around to having one yet
  7. 2 points
    the scenes when it turns out The Favourite sucks and Emma Watson wins an oscar.
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    Crazy Rich Asians is gonna finish between $175-200M at this point. Always gotta love it when these under-the-radar hits that fall outside the "blockbuster" spectrum come out of nowhere and shock everybody.
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    Im more like 70/75 OW and 135-155 mill total. There should be enough screens for Ant to manage a 2xmultiplier~ish
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    Enjoyed this. Even with the screensavery look there's still a better sense of old-fashioned big-screen grandeur here than in almost anything else I've seen this year.
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    Ryan Reynolds is getting paid 30M for Netflix's 150M budgeted Six Underground. Irishman budget will be in the same range https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/will-netflix-movies-finally-be-ready-close-up-1136558
  14. 2 points
    Great job conservatives you couldn't even get your wanted leader in power
  15. 2 points
    This just looks legitimately terrifying but also really fun. Scarier than anything in the Conjuring movies except for Valek herself. Like damn idk what it is but creepy nuns scare the hell out of me I guess.
  16. 2 points
    Mission Impossible 6 (7 days out) Midnight - 1.02m OD - 7.36m (+13.23%) (42897 screens) Sat - 2.35m Sun - 1.40m
  17. 2 points
    Because it doesn't want us to be subject to your constant comments about how it's falling behind RN and is now disappointing in it's box office run.
  18. 2 points
    I just read an article that referred to Ryan Reynolds as the Detective Pikachu actor. Not the Deadpool actor. Or the Hitman's Bodyguard actor. The Detective Pikachu actor. The world dominance has begun folks. This will officially be the biggest film of 2019.
  19. 1 point
    It’s pretty nice. Second best Netflix Movie (we all know the first). Also has cameos from pretty much anyone involved in hip-hop.
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    Nah, that shouldn’t have an effect. I imagine it gets close to 4k; there’s still two weeks left
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    Agreed. This will do huge numbers globally. North of $600m is possible - if the movie isn’t stupid. I’ve been pushing for a redo of Mario live action. Given the success of the Nintendo Switch there’s a chance. Back to Pokémon, I also believe that THEY feel they have a great story. There’s confidence in this project. They have a winner I think.
  23. 1 point
    Getting excited for this, the instagram adverts are really effective too
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    This might be my favorite of Soderbergh's "let's experiment" movies. I wasn't really into it at the start when it was about if she is or isn't crazy but the moment it locked in on the stalker, it got more harrowing and uncomfortable with every minute that passed. Especially their first encounter in the blue room is one of the best sequences of Bergh's entire career, the tension was suffocating. Claire Foy was great and the other 2 main characters were just as good as her, they all sell the heightened reality of it pretty well. That's why I didn't bother with the logistics of the plot which are super silly stuff, but it doesn't matter.
  26. 1 point
    Last year they had a great first 3/4 of the year, with a pretty bad turnout post-October; seems like the opposite here, with their biggest players coming out from post-August
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    Box Office Theory's Most Anticipated Films – August 17-23, 2018 1 Avengers 4 - 37 2 First Man - 32 3 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - 31 4 The Predator - 29 5 Ralph Breaks the Internet - 26 6 The Nun - 25 7 Bad Times at the El Royale - 24 8 Roma - 22 9 Captain Marvel - 20 10 Venom - 19 11 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part - 18 11 Widows - 18 13 A Star Is Born - 17 14 Godzilla: King of the Monsters - 14 14 Glass - 14 16 Mary Poppins Returns - 13 17 Aquaman - 12 18 The House With a Clock In Its Walls - 11 19 Spider-Man: Far From Home - 10 19 Searching - 10 21 Halloween - 9 21 A Simple Favor - 9 21 Kin - 9 21 Mary, Queen of Scots - 9 21 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - 9 26 Us - 8 26 Operation Finale - 8 28 Bohemian Rhapsody - 7 28 Boy Erased - 7 28 God Bless the Broken Road - 7 31 If Beale Street Could Talk - 6 32 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - 5 32 Shazam! - 5 32 Backseat - 5 32 The Hate U Give - 5 32 Unbroken: Path to Redemption - 5 37 Dumbo - 4 37 Creed 2 - 4 37 Dark Phoenix - 4 37 Life Itself - 4 41 Welcome to Marwen - 3 41 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - 3 41 Bumblebee - 3 41 Beautiful Boy - 3 45 New Mutants - 2 45 Smallfoot - 2 47 Ad Astra - 1 47 Alita: Battle Angel - 1 47 Papillon - 1 NOTABLE PREVIOUS EXITS #1 Blade Runner 2049 #1 Thor: Ragnarok #1 Star Wars: The Last Jedi #1 Black Panther #1 Avengers: Infinity War #1 Solo: A Star Wars Story #1 The Incredibles 2 #1 Ant-Man and the Wasp #1 Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! #1 Mission: Impossible - Fallout #1 Christopher Robin #1 Crazy Rich Asians #2 Annihilation #2 A Wrinkle in Time #2 A Quiet Place #2 Tully #2 Ocean's 8 #2 Sorry To Bother You #2 BlacKkKlansman #3 Kingsman: The Golden Circle #3 The Disaster Artist #3 The Shape of Water #3 Deadpool 2 #3 Eighth Grade #4 Coco #4 Paddington 2 #5 It #5 Tomb Raider #5 Pacific Rim Uprising #5 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom #6 mother! #6 Love, Simon #6 Isle of Dogs #6 Hereditary #7 American Made #7 Murder on the Orient Express #7 Three Billboarsd Outside Ebbing, Missouri #7 Ready Player One #7 Won't You Be My Neighbor? #8 Justice League #8 Sicario: Day of the Soldado #9 Lady Bird #9 The Post #9 Unsane #10 Red Sparrow #10 TagPREVIOUS #1s 1/5/18 Black Panther 1/12/18 Black Panther 1/19/18 Black Panther 1/26/18 Black Panther 2/2/18 Black Panther 2/9/18 Black Panther 2/16/18 Avengers: Infinity War 2/23/18 Avengers: Infinity War 3/2/18 Avengers: Infinity War 3/9/18 Avengers: Infinity War 3/16/18 Avengers: Infinity War 3/23/18 Avengers: Infinity War 3/30/18 Avengers: Infinity War 4/6/18 Avengers: Infinity War 4/13/18 Avengers: Infinity War 4/20/18 Avengers: Infinity War 4/27/18 The Incredibles 2 5/4/18 Ant-Man and the Wasp 5/11/18 Solo: A Star Wars Story 5/18/18 Solo: A Star Wars Story 5/25/18 The Incredibles 2 6/1/18 The Incredibles 2 6/8/18 The Incredibles 2 6/15/18 Ant-Man and the Wasp 6/22/18 Ant-Man and the Wasp 6/29/18 Ant-Man and the Wasp 7/6/18 Mission: Impossible - Fallout 7/13/18 Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! 7/20/18 Mission: Impossible - Fallout 7/27/18 Christopher Robin 8/3/18 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 8/10/18 Crazy Rich Asians 8/17/18 Avengers 4 #1 EXITS The Dark Knight Rises - 7/20/2012 Skyfall - 11/9/2012 Star Trek Into Darkness - 5/17/2013 Man of Steel - 6/14/2013 Gravity - 10/4/2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - 11/22/2013 Captain America: The Winter Soldier - 4/4/2014 Godzilla - 5/16/2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past - 5/23/2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 - 6/13/2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 7/11/2014 Guardians of the Galaxy - 8/1/2014 Interstellar - 11/7/2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - 12/17/2014 Avengers: Age of Ultron - 5/1/2015 Inside Out - 6/19/2015 The Martian - 10/2/2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens - 12/18/2015 Zootopia - 3/4/2016 Captain America: Civil War - 5/6/2016 X-Men: Apocalypse - 5/27/2016 Doctor Strange - 11/4/2016 Arrival - 11/11/2016 Moana - 11/23/2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - 12/16/2016 Logan - 3/3/2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - 5/5/2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - 5/26/2017 Wonder Woman - 6/2/2017 Baby Driver - 6/28/2017 War for the Planet of the Apes - 7/14/2017 Dunkirk - 7/21/2017ARCHIVES2011201220132014 2015 2016 2017
  30. 1 point
    Avengers deserves to hold a huge mark in dollars for Brazil. They’ve been probably the biggest fans of the mcu overall.
  31. 1 point
    Wow, so even a 3x would be 140m Friday. 500m+ weekend would be sweet.
  32. 1 point
    Also, Truth or Dare and Hereditary and Death of a Nation
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    What's odd is that Craig was also against it and his name was used in the press release when he was the one pushing for Doyle in the first place. Maybe he just couldn't stand the idea of acting against a 6'6 villain.
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    Opened in France with 149,393 admissions(31,824 from previews).
  35. 1 point
    Very good. Consistently over RN since Sunday.
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    Motion capture for Avatar 2/3 is approaching the end if they aren't done already (Zoe Saldana has already finished her parts). Come back in January 2020, they should have a snippet of something out there by then. I'm predicting a long teaser trailer to debut on Super Bowl Sunday 2020.
  38. 1 point
    Corpse: Weekend Forecast (08/18-19)01 (---) ¥575,000,000 ($5.2 million), 0, ¥865,000,000 ($7.8 million), Gintama 2 (Warner Bros.) NEW 02 (01) ¥441,000,000 ($4.0 million), -28%, ¥6,950,000,000 ($62.4 million), Code Blue (Toho) WK4 03 (02) ¥408,000,000 ($3.7 million), -23%, ¥3,510,000,000 ($31.6 million), Mission: Impossible - Fallout (Toho-Towa) WK3 04 (03) ¥339,000,000 ($3.1 million), -27%, ¥3,480,000,000 ($31.4 million), Incredibles 2 (Disney) WK3 05 (04) ¥241,000,000 ($2.2 million), -22%, ¥7,390,000,000 ($65.9 million), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Toho-Towa) WK606 (---) ¥225,000,000 ($2.0 million), 0, ¥225,000,000 ($2.0 million), The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoner of the Sky (Toei) NEW 07 (05) ¥202,000,000 ($1.8 million), -17%, ¥1,030,000,000 ($9.3 million), Ocean's 8 (Warner Bros.) WK2 08 (09) ¥148,000,000 ($1.3 million), +20%, ¥785,000,000 ($7.1 million), One Cut of the Dead (Asmik Ace) WK9 09 (06) ¥117,000,000 ($1.1 million), -24%, ¥2,490,000,000 ($22.6 million), Mirai of the Future (Toho) WK5 10 (10) ¥87,000,000 ($785,000), -29%, ¥2,685,000,000 ($24.3 million), Pokemon: Everyone's Story (Toho) WK6 11 (07) ¥85,000,000 ($765,000), -39%, ¥1,255,000,000 ($11.4 million), My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (Toho) WK312 (---) ¥80,000,000 ($720,000), 0, ¥110,000,000 ($990,000), Penguin Highway (Toho Video Division) NEWGintama 2 is outpacing its predecessor in pre-sales by a fair margin (~15%), and looks to once again debut above the ¥500 million mark, and maybe reaching ¥600 million this time. Live-action adaptations of popular manga/anime haven't performed well in recent years, but the very loyal fans of Gintama brand continue to support it in every way they can. Look for it to finish around ¥3.5-4 billion ($30-35 million) if the weekend forecast is accurate. It's the shonen series that always seems like it's about to lose steam/popularity, just to rises back up once again.Code Blue will likely be dethroned in its fourth-weekend, but is still going to deliver a strong result in second place. It'll be right on the cusp of the ¥7 billion milestone after Sunday, and will soon overtake Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. It's easily going to exceed ¥8 billion ($70 million), a milestone that only seven other domestic live-action films have done before it, and will be aiming for a total around ¥9 billion ($80 million) -- a milestone that only three domestic live-action films have achieved. It's the favorite to win the 2018 yearly crown now, as it'll overtake Fallen Kingdom as mentioned, and should outgross Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (est. ¥8.69 billion).Mission: Impossible - Fallout and Incredibles 2 continue to remain incredibly close to one another and are aiming to exceed ¥5 billion ($45 million+). Both films are very likely to exceed the blockbuster milestone, and may approach ¥6 billion (~$55 million). I'm leaning toward Fallout being highest earner of the two, since it'll survive the post-Summer drop-off more than Incredibles 2, but it's going to be close.Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is still performing very well, and is going to exceed ¥8 billion ($70 million) without much trouble and should reach ¥8.5 billion ($75 million)... But I just don't think it has enough in the tank to finish closer to or above ¥9 billion ($80 million) which is needed to win the yearly crown. Either way, it's looking at a 89-92% retention from the original, which is stellar.The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoner of the Sky is an original animated film based on the popular manga/anime series and should deliver a solid debut based on good pre-sales. It's unlikely to open in the Top 5, but a debut around the forecast may be enough to get it above the ¥1 billion ($10 million) milestone.One Cut of the Dead is expanding a bit more and will probably see another increase based on its pre-sales. It's pretty incredible how this zombie-comedy managed to stay very relevant in limited release for nearly two months to achieve an expansion (very rare in Japan), and to now be posting these numbers while still in limited release (96 theaters). It's certainly one of the most impressive performances of the year, and may stick around in the bottom-half of the Top 10 for many weeks to come.
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    Top movies of all-time Rank Movie Ttitle Gross(¥) Gross($) Admissions #1 Wolf Worrior 2 ¥5,684.8 $844.7 159.59 m #2 Operation Red Sea ¥3,650.3 $575.8 92.91 #3 Detective Chinatown Vol 2 ¥3,397.7 $535.9 87.68 #4 The Mermaid ¥3,393.6 $518.9 92.49 #5 Dying to Survive ¥3,091.0 $465.5 88.72 #6 The Fate of the Furious ¥2,671.1 $388.2 72.90 #7 Monster Hunt ¥2,440.0 $392.9 65.64 #8 Furious 7 ¥2,426.6 $391.4 62.46 #9 Avengers: Infinity War ¥2,390.5 $377.6 62.50 #10 Hello Mr. Billionaire ¥2,300.0 $337.7 63.50 11 Monster Hunt 2 ¥2,237.1 $352.9 58.39 12 Never Say Die ¥2,213.6 $332.9 66.28 13 Transformers IV ¥1,977.6 $315.9 47.42 14 The Ex-File: The Return of the Exes ¥1,941.9 $298.3 55.39 15 Kung Fu Yoga ¥1,752.6 $254.7 45.92 16 Jurassic World 2 ¥1,695.7 $265.0 47.51 17 Mojin:The Lost Legend ¥1,682.9 $259.7 46.49 18 Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back ¥1,655.9 $240.7 42.30 19 Lost in HK ¥1,614.1 $253.0 49.14 20 Transformers: The Last Knight ¥1,551.2 $227.1 42.00 21 Zootopia ¥1,530.6 $236.6 45.49 22 Warcraft ¥1,472.6 $224.8 39.72 23 Avengers: Ageof Ultron ¥1,464.4 $235.8 36.60 24 Goodbye Mr. Loser ¥1,441.5 $226.6 44.77 25 Youth ¥1,423.0 $215.3 41.57
  40. 1 point
    PS were big early and its a co-production. 2.5x is a typical local multi Apartment going to drop 33%+ DoD with a 6.6 rating The Island and the meg are going to bump 25-30% today. They will both pick up shows as the week progresses with Apartments dailies crashing The Meg will be close to $50m for OW JW is ending now. I guess i just saw the W and assumed. I have $376m using XR as the money came in. It made $303m its first 10 days at an XR average of 6.34. It then made $63m for the next 3 weeks at 6.39. The XR ripped from 6.4 to 6.8 from june 15th to august 20th while JW😉 IW made only $7m. I put the average XR at 6.355 for the run https://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=USD&to=CNY&view=1Y FF8 IW CA3 Day Yn DoD WoW Tot $Tot Yn DoD WoW Tot $Tot Yn DoD WoW Tot $Tot Fri 417 480 70 387 446 70 181 198 30 Sat 488 17.0% 968 141 493 27.5% 939 148 249 37.6% 447 69 Sun 385 -21.1% 1353 197 332 -32.8% 1271 201 180 -27.7% 627 96 Mon 163 -57.7% 1516 220 109 -67.1% 1380 218 60 -66.7% 687 106 Tues 121 -25.8% 1637 238 81 -25.7% 1461 231 49 -18.3% 736 113 Wed 94 -22.3% 1731 252 65 -20.0% 1525 241 40 -18.4% 776 119 Thur 77 -18.1% 1808 263 53 -19.0% 1578 249 33 -17.5% 809 124 Fri 103 33.8% -75.3% 1911 278 72 36.4% -81.5% 1649 260 49 48.5% -72.9% 858 132 Sat 160 55.3% -67.2% 2071 301 142 98.2% -71.2% 1791 282 92 87.8% -63.1% 950 146 Sun 117 -26.9% -69.6% 2188 318 132 -7.0% VD day 1923 303 67 -27.2% -62.8% 1017 156 Mon 42 -64.1% -74.2% 2230 324 31.6 -76.1% -71.0% 1955 308 20.0 -70.1% -66.7% 1037 160 Tue 37 -11.9% -69.4% 2267 330 25.2 -20.3% -68.9% 1980 312 18.0 -10.0% -63.3% 1055 162 Wed 33 -10.8% -64.9% 2300 334 21.1 -16.3% -67.4% 2001 315 15.4 -14.4% -61.5% 1070 165 Thu 29 -12.1% -62.3% 2329 339 18.6 -11.8% -64.6% 2020 318 13.8 -10.4% -58.2% 1084 167 Fri 34 17.2% -67.0% 2363 343 23.1 24.2% -67.7% 2043 322 24.0 73.9% VD Day 1108 170 Sat 60 76.5% -62.5% 2423 352 50.8 119.9% -64.2% 2094 330 31.0 29.2% -66.3% 1139 175 Sun 75 25.0% -35.9% 2498 363 39.9 -21.5% -69.8% 2134 336 23.6 -23.9% -64.8% 1163 179 Mon 58 -22.7% 38.1% 2556 372 12.0 -69.9% -62.0% 2146 338 7.5 -68.2% -62.5% 1170 180 Tue 18 -69.0% -51.4% 2574 374 11.1 -7.5% -56.0% 2157 340 6.9 -8.0% -61.7% 1177 181 Wed 14 -22.2% -57.6% 2588 376 10.5 -5.9% -50.5% 2167 341 6.3 -8.3% -58.9% 1184 182 Thu 13 -7.1% -55.2% 2601 378 12.1 15.8% -34.9% 2179 343 6.1 -3.6% -55.8% 1190 183 Fri 8 -38.5% -76.5% 2609 379 35.2 190.9% Ch Day 2214 349 6.0 -1.6% -75.0% 1196 184 Sat 13.4 67.5% -77.7% 2622 381 31.6 -10.2% -37.8% 2246 354 12.9 115.0% -58.4% 1209 186 Sun 11.4 -14.9% -84.8% 2634 383 23.2 -26.6% -41.9% 2269 357 10.5 -18.6% -55.5% 1219 188 Mon 4.8 -57.9% -91.7% 2639 384 7.8 -66.4% -35.0% 2277 359 3.6 -65.7% -52.0% 1223 188 Tue 4.3 -10.4% -76.1% 2643 384 8.5 9.0% -23.4% 2286 360 4.3 19.4% -37.7% 1227 189 Wed 3.8 -11.6% -72.9% 2647 385 8.9 4.1% -15.3% 2294 361 9.6 123.3% ChDay 1237 190 Thu 3.1 -18.4% -76.2% 2650 385 7.8 -11.9% -35.5% 2302 363 3.2 -66.7% -47.5% 1240 191 Fri 1.5 -51.6% -81.3% 2651 385 8.5 9.5% -75.7% 2311 364 0.8 -75.0% -86.7% 1241 191 Sat 3.6 140.0% -73.1% 2655 386 18.4 115.5% -41.8% 2329 367 1.5 87.5% -88.4% 1242 191 Sun 3.2 -11.1% -71.9% 2658 386 15.5 -15.8% -33.2% 2345 369 1.3 -13.3% -87.6% 1243 191 2670 388 2389 376 1244 191
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    https://www.variety.com/2018/film/news/bruce-wayne-to-star-in-joker-solo-movie
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    That last sentence just made me feel old af lol
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    the first weekend in may is for the superheroes and now officially the first weekend in october is for the bad boys. the weekend to unleash your inner anti hero. Oct 2 2020 the paul giamatti rhino movie.
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    My favourite movie of the year so far. And one of my all time faves already. An absolutely mind blowing action film, especially for the budget. Leigh Whannell has just become one of my favourite directors. This starts fast, stays fast and has one of the ballsiest endings. I just simply love this film. 9.5/10
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    This movie is amazing. How can this movie on a budget of 3-5M look so good? It is a shame that blockbusters that have budgets of 150-200M dont even look this good. The CGI/VFX to me were flawless. This movie was great from start to finish. A
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    Here's what's been stuck in my mind since watching this: once the full scope of the cult and its plan is revealed, are we to believe that they somehow played a role in Charlie's death, so that later Annie would attempt to communicate with the spirit world, which in turn would only further fuck things up? Or is it a tragedy that works on purely a thematic level - meaning, it underlines that it's the family's last chance to actually communicate and unite, but instead they fall into even greater mutual distrust and resentment, and perish as a result? The event itself is amazingly effective - the long close-up on Peter's face, where both you and him just sit there having gone through something this horrific and trying to process it, is perfect - but I'm unsure about how it fits into the overall story. This is the kinda thing I meant when I was talking about the movie not being very tightly structured in the main thread, and it's also reflected in what @JohnnyGossamer points out about the reveal and generally in the film piling hardcore family drama, spirits, and a cult that brings a king from Hell into this world on top of each other. The suggestions about what's going on are scattered through the movie from the beginning but for a while they don't fully register, i.e. when Annie comments about the unfamiliar faces at her mother's funeral that doesn't make me suspicious of anything by itself. The vandalized grave also feels like something that would have worked better visually than as something briefly heard about over the phone. It's supernatural horror hiding itself so cleverly under family drama that for a good while you don't even notice it at all. The ending scene... I've tried but couldn't shake off the impression that it's kinda goofy, and I don't know whether intentionally or not. A big part of it, again, is Peter's close-up. Instead of taking in the arrival of a king of hell I'm just sitting there listening to old naked people chant and staring at a teenager with a broken nose who looks completely stoned. Plus, the scope of what's presumably to occur kinda diminishes the family's plight. Rosemary's Baby and The Witch made this exact ending work by making it about character: Rosemary at least spits in her husband's face and takes on her role as a mother, and Thomasin finds a new family after her previous one failed her. But here the ending is not about Peter - he's just the empty vessel for Paimon. The emotional, human-centered ending really comes much earlier, when Annie admits that she's at fault and tearfully pleads with her husband. Once he dies and she gets possessed, the drama just... ends. But the movie keeps going. One final complaint: where Collette/Annie is all raw emotion, Gabriel Byrne is barely even a character. I get that he's supposed to be this reliable steady presence but on the whole he's really strangely unaffected by all the tragedy that occurs around him (I mean his daughter is killed and the next time we see him he just kinda sits there calmly reading a book or something) and doesn't really become an active player in the story until a couple of minutes before he dies. On the whole, though, it's still impressive. The emotional tension in the family makes the feeling of dread in the second half that much more intimate and intense, which is aided by excellent camerawork and use of darkness. (Though Aster is not above clichés: see how Peter doesn't turn on the light ONCE during his final walk through the house. I liked that Annie immediately did when she saw the apparition of her mother, and was disappointed when he didn't.) Charlie's cluck haunting Peter is genius, and an example of where the movie does make the story work as horror and character drama simultaneously. (I jumped every time.) Collette is very good, the others generally solid. The script could have given them more to chew on, but the pain of a hopelessly divided, fractured family unit comes through regardless. The score is effective. It's a solid movie. Not a new horror masterpiece or a personal favorite or something that fucked me up and got deep under my skin and is gonna keep me up nights. I look forward to watching it again.
  49. 1 point
    DreamWorks Animation 1002M Kung Fu Panda 3 617.0M Kung Fu Panda 2 405.0M How to Train Your Dragon 2 394.7M Croods 253.2M Penguins of Madagascar 211.0M Madagascar 3 182.0M Kung Fu Panda 172.2M Home 121.6M Mr. Peabody & Sherman 113.1M Turbo 91.93M How to Train Your Dragon 91.00M Shrek Forever After 54.78M Trolls 37.95M Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 31.54M Monsters Vs. Aliens 28.67M Rise of the Guardians 28.20M Madagascar 16.00M Shark Tale 12.00M Shrek 2 7.63M Shrek 3 6.75M Shrek
  50. 0 points
    melissa's unfunny ass is over cant believe she broke out after bridesmaids and not rose byrne or kristen wiig, sad.


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