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  1. The Panda

    Classic Conversation, now with added Teen Angst

    Aliens The Abyss True Lies Titanic Avatar They all have two things in common! All directed by Jimbo and...
  2. My List! No Disney! Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, Life of Brian Somewhere Over the Rainbow, The Wizard of Oz A Walt for a Night, Before Sunset Mona Lisa, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Springtime for Hitler, The Producers Time Warp, The Rocky Horror Picture Show Unchained Melody, Ghost The Sound of Music, The Sound of Music Ol’ Man River, Show Boat Fight the Power, Do the Right Thing Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song), Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Blame Canada, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut Singin’ in the Rain, Singin’ in the Rain Another Day of Sun, La La Land Moon River, Breakfast at Tiffany’s Now We are Free, Gladiator Mystery of Love, Call Me By Your Name Maria, West Side Story Falling Slowly, Once Equal Rights, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping In Dreams, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Make ‘Em Laugh, Singin’ in the Rain Holiday Road, Vacation Puttin’ on the Ritz, Young Frankenstein Gangsta’s Paradise, Dangerous Minds Rainbow Connection, The Muppet Movie Itsumo nando demo (Away from Me), Spirited Away Theme from New York, New York, New York, New York White Christmas, Holiday Inn City of Stars, La La Land Mrs Robinson, The Graduate Purple Rain, Purple Rain Sweet Transvestite, The Rocky Horror Picture Show 9 to 5, 9 to 5 You Must Love Me, Evita Edelweiss, The Sound of Music Up There, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid I’m So Humble, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Somewhere, West Side Story The Edge of the Night, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Que, Sera, Sera, The Man Who Knew Too Much Pi’s Lullaby, Life of Pi Mountain Town, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut I Have Confidence, The Sound of Music The Moon Song, Her Audition, La La Land Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Meet Me in St Louis Always Remember Us That Way, A Star is Born May it Be, The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Keep it Gay, the Producers I Feel Pretty, West Side Story We’ll Meet Again, Dr. Strangelove Cabaret, Cabaret When You Believe, The Prince of Egypt Someone in the Crowd, La La Land Gollum’s Song, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Tonight I’m Gonna rock You, This is Spinal Tap Twist and Shout, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off As Time Goes By, Casablanca Do-Re-Mi, The Sound of Music The Power of Love, Back to the Future Lose Yourself, 8 Mile Visions of Gideon, Call Me By Your Name Into the West, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King I Can Make You a Man, The Rocky Horror Picture Show Blazing Saddles, Blazing Saddles When Doves Cry, Purple Rain They Call the Wind Maria, Paint Your Wagon The Sound of Silence, The Graduate La Resistance, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut Guaranteed, Into the Wild Sixteen Going on Seventeen, The Sound of Music America, West Side Story Goldfinger, Goldfinger Flashdance…What A Feeling, Flashdance Don’t You (forget about me), The Breakfast Club I’ll Never Love Again, A Star is Born The Man That Got Away, A Star is Born Good Morning, Singin’ in the Rain Can’t Help Falling in Love, Blue Hawaii Jai Ho, Slumdog Millionaire (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life, Dirty Dancing Footloose, Footloose All the Stars, Black Panther Gimme Some Money, This is Spinal Tap Sunflower, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse We Are Sex Bob-Omb, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Evergreen, A Star is Born Stayin’ Alive, Saturday Night Fever Some Enchanted Evening, South Pacific Brian Song, Life of Brian Live and Let Die, Live and Let Die Glory, Selma Belleville Rendez-vous, The Triplets of Belleville Origin of Love, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Talk Show Host, Romeo + Juliet Men in Black, Men in Black Miss Misery, Good Will Hunting Once Upon a December, Anastasia
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  4. It's super late getting this thread up, but... (or something like that) Anyways, @Spagspiria and I, are proud to present the beginning of this year's BOFFIES! Here are this year's nominees BEST PICTURE Avengers: Infinity War BlacKkKlansman Blindspotting The Favourite If Beale Street Could Talk Leave No Trace Mission: Impossible - Fallout A Star is Born Roma Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse BEST DIRECTOR Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born Alfonso Cuaron, Roma Debra Granik, Leave No Trace Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman BEST ENSEMBLE Avengers: Infinity War The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Black Panther Crazy Rich Asians The Favourite Widows BEST ACTOR John Cho, Searching Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born Daveed Diggs, Blindspotting Ben Foster, Leave No Trace Ryan Gosling, First Man Ethan Hawke, First Reformed BEST ACTRESS Toni Colette, Hereditary Olivia Colman, The Favourite Viola Davis, Widows Lady Gaga, A Star is Born Rachel McAdams, Game Night Thomasin McKenzie, Leave No Trace BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman Sam Elliott, A Star is Born Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me? Russell Hornsby, The Hate U Give Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther Jesse Plemons, Game Night BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place Elizabeth Debicki, Widows Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk Emma Stone, The Favourite Rachel Weisz, The Favourite Michelle Yeoh, Crazy Rich Asians BEST VOICE PERFORMANCE Bryan Cranston, Isle of Dogs Tom Hardy, Venom Holly Hunter, Incredibles 2 Jake Johnson, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Shameik Moore, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Ben Winshaw, Paddington 2 BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Blindspotting Eighth Grade The Favourite First Reformed Roma Sorry to Bother You BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY BlacKkKlansman If Beale Street Could Talk Leave No Trace Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse A Star is Born Widows BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY The Favourite First Man Hereditary If Beale Street Could Talk Roma A Star is Born BEST EDITING BlacKkKlansman The Favourite Mission: Impossible - Fallout Roma A Star is Born Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Annihilation Aquaman Avengers: Infinity War First Man Mission: Impossible - Fallout Ready Player One BEST COSTUME DESIGN The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Black Panther Crazy Rich Asians The Favourite Mary Poppins Returns Sorry to Bother You BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN Black Panther Crazy Rich Asians The Favourite First Man Mary Poppins Returns Roma BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP DESIGN The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Black Panther The Favourite Mary, Queen of Scots Suspiria Vice BEST SOUND DESIGN Black Panther First Man Mission: Impossible - Fallout A Quiet Place Roma A Star is Born BEST ORIGINAL SCORE Black Panther First Man If Beale Street Could Talk Isle of Dogs Mandy Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse BEST SOUNDTRACK Black Panther Cold War Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Mary Poppins Returns A Star is Born Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse BEST ORIGINAL SONG "All the Stars", Black Panther "I'll Never Love Again", A Star is Born "The Shallow", A Star is Born "Ocean to Ocean", Aquaman "Sunflower", Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse "When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings", The Ballad of Buster Scruggs BEST COMEDY Blockers Crazy Rich Asians Deadpool 2 The Favourite Game Night Sorry to Bother You BEST ANIMATED FEATURE Incredibles 2 Isle of Dogs Mirai Ralph Breaks the Internet Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Teen Titans Go! To the Movies BEST OVERLOOKED FEATURE Blindspotting First Reformed The Other Side of the Wind Private Life Support the Girls You Were Never Really Here WORST FEATURE Bohemian Rhapsody The Cloverfield Paradox Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald Holmes and Watson The Predator Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom BEST HERO Fred Rogers, Won't You Be My Neighbor? Miles Morales, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Paddington, Paddington 2 Ron Stallworth, BlacKkKlansman T'Challa, Black Panther Tom Hardy, Venom BEST VILLAIN David Duke, BlacKkKlansman Emily Nelson, A Simple Favor Erik Kilmonger, Black Panther Phoenix Buchanan, Paddington 2 Thanos, Avengers: Infinity War White Supremacy, BlacKkKlansman/Blindspotting/The Hate U Give/If Beale Street Could Talk/Sorry to Bother You BEST TV SHOW Atlanta Barry Better Call Saul The Good Place Killing Eve The Marvelous Mrs Maisel MOST EPIC BOX OFFICE RUN Avengers: Infinity War Black Panther Bohemian Rhapsody Crazy Rich Asians A Quiet Place A Star is Born MOST SOUL CRUSHING BOX OFFICE RUN Annihilation Bohemian Rhapsody First Man Paddington 2 Solo: A Star Wars Story Widows FUNNIEST USER aabattery Chewy CoolioD1 IronJimbo Nova That One Guy MOST VALUABLE USER Barnack Rth Sfran Telemachos The Panda Water Bottle For this round, rank the nominees preferentially in each category and then message them to me and Spaghetti. Preferential ballots will be used to determine tie breakers.
  5. The Panda

    Best Actress Predictions 2019

    Lupita Nyongo is a good bet, idk about the rest
  6. Get Out and Black Panther received the same skepticism and those turned out fine Awards wise, I’ll leave it at that.
  7. Us is a higher profile film and a safer bet than all of those, especially Cats which id say has a strong probability of being straight up trash.
  8. A Quiet Place was close to getting in a few cats, I reckon Peele’s name brand would be enough to push US into BP.
  9. I think his style works well with original material and not another movie from a franchise that has to many movies
  10. Honestly, I’d prefer him to make his own original material like this.
  11. Because predicting the box office is a stress reliever for me, and it's a very stressful period of the year, I decided I'd throw some guesses at unfinished movies that don't have any trailers, any form of data to get a decent idea of tracking, and no guarantee at even making the date. Feel free to also put your premature predictions in this thread, or laugh at my ridiculous predicts (and their reasonings) January Ad Astra 20m 55m DOM 140m WW A science fiction epic thriller with a star studded cast in January? I'd say this has potential, especially since James Gray is an excellent up and coming filmmaker, but he's also very dry and not appealing to those outside the arthouse crowd (just watch The Lost City of Z or The Immigrant, and you'll understand why his understated work wouldn't play well with the general audience). Glass 35m OW 115m DOM 285m WW Assuming Shyamalan is able to keep up his streak, and not fall back into his Last Airbender days, I see no reason this can't near repeat what Split was able to do this year. Spies in Disguise 55m OW 170m DOM 480m WW Tom Holland and Will Smith in a major studio animated film? The concept sounds like it'll play well to the family demographic, no matter the quality, so I expect a Boss Baby like run from it. Playmobil Prediction: Won't actually get made. February Flarsky 35m 110m DOM 270m WW Comedies are always hard to predict, but this has both Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron, in a comedy about journalism, politics and affairs. Assuming the drama in Washington doesn't die down in two years (likely won't), satire based off of it should play well. The LEGO Movie 2 50m OW 165m DOM 300m WW This should continue the diminishing returns from LEGO Batman, there's less goodwill and novelty to the franchise now. Silver and Black 30m OW 85m DOM 165m WW Assuming this gets made, it's a random D-List Spider-Man spin-off from Sony, that is opening in a crowded market. I think it ultimately underperforms and goes unnoticed. Gambit 85m OW 190m DOM 520m WW Gore Verbinski is an off-on kind of filmmaker, but I can see this continuing Fox's streak of strong solo X-Men outings by making something creative and edgy from it. That's assuming Verbinski is able to turn this into something that isn't conventional. Isn't It Romantic 30m OW 110m DOM 240m WW A Valentine's Day comedy starring Fat Amy from Pitch Perfect, it could go either way depending on the quality, but I think audiences will bite, even if it's frontloaded for Valentine's Day. The only problem is Flarsky opening the week before, but that's a different kind of comedy. March How to Train Your Dragon 3 45m OW 170m DOM 650m WW I think Universal will be able to market this better than Fox, however I also expect it to follow the Kung Fu Panda 3 trend and flatline off of the sequels gross. I do think less competition will help its decrease be by a little less, however. Captain Marvel 105m OW 280m DOM 690m WW Maybe Marvel's hotstreak will continue into 2019, maybe audiences will finally be done with superheroes, but I do think another female superhero story could play really well. I also see no reason to bet against a nice hit from the MCU at this point. Amusement Park 34m OW 110m DOM 400m WW Animation does well during the Spring, and there isn't a major blockbuster animated release, so I think this should play well even with Httyd3 a few weeks before. Untitled Jordan Peele Project 38m OW 140m DOM 350m WW Will lightning strike twice for Peele? I'm not sure, but after Get Out I wouldn't bet against whatever he makes being able to tap into what audiences want to see. Godzilla 2 57m OW 150m DOM 700m WW I think it'll have been long enough since Godzilla (2014) for audiences to be willing to give this another go, especially if they go about the marketing campaign in a correctionary manner, similar to how Kong was marketed. I still don't expect it to pull the same kind of opening weekend as the first though. Dumbo (2019) 35m OW 115m DOM 350m WW I see this playing out more like a Pete's Dragon than a Beauty and the Beast. Dumbo is a well known property, but not one that's particularly beloved or iconic in anyway. There won't be any way to play the Nostalgia card or play the Wicked card. April Shazam! (Untitled DC Film) 85m OW 235m DOM 640m WW No, this isn't guaranteed to be Shazam, so that's part of my prediction, but it's most likely that this is Shazam. I could see this breaking out a little bit more than 235m, but Shazam isn't the most popular DC character, so I think it'll be a little bit of an uphill battle (especially since this will be the 4th comic book movie of the year already, and it's sandwiched between two MCU movies) May Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 180m OW 385m DOM 1.3b WW This will definitely depend on how Part 1 does, but I do think this will either stay flat from Part 1 or slightly decrease, just due to the nature of how these MCU cross-over films work. Each crossover film slightly shrinks the potential audience, just because there's an evergrowing barrier of entry in what films you need to watch just to even have a clue about what's happening. 23 Men in Black 70m OW 210m DOM 450m WW Assuming this is actually a Men in Black/21 Jump Street crossover, I expect it to do well due to the novelty factor of it all (and because I think the concept could actually be pretty funny and GA appealing) Aladdin 145m OW 406m DOM 920m WW The only problematic part of this release is just how many Disney remakes are coming out this year, it'll have to share the summer with The Lion King (plus Secret Life of Pets 2 and Toy Story 4), which I think will stop it from being able to pull Beauty and the Beast numbers. However, I still think it'll be a resounding success. Minecraft 28m OW 85m DOM 200m WW I would say this could do Angry Birds numbers, but it's opening against Aladdin, it won't even have a chance to get off the ground. June Charlie's Angels 17m OW 55m DOM 150m WW Another Baywatch waiting to happen, this TV to Movie comedy adaptions don't ever seem to do well. The Secret Life of Pets 2 85m OW 255m DOM 750m WW There's a lot of family competition, so I think this inevitably declines from the first (which rode off of novelty factor and facing no competition after its release). This one is sandwiched between mega family movies, so a larger than normal sequel decline is probably coming. Untitled DC Film I think this is likely Suicide Squad 2, and will probably move to August. New X-Men 50m OW 125m DOM 500m WW X-Men seems to have a consistent audience, and I assuming this will be another X-Men movie. I think this one will reach a new low for the franchise though given it'll be surrounded by competition. Toy Story 4 95m OW 300m DOM 850m WW I think this will underperform expectations. Toy Story 3 was a culmination of the series for many fans, and so I see interest in this one being lower, while still being a solid success for Pixar. There's also only so much money the family demographic can spend, and this Summer is packed with family competition (from within house as well). Still, it's hard seeing a Toy Story film do sub-par numbers, even if this one wasn't really asked for. Cowboy Ninja Viking 35m OW 140m DOM 350m WW Chris Pratt has a decent amount of starpower, and I think a niche offering like this could play well in a Summer that doesn't have much to offer people who aren't Disney fanatics. Transformers 7 I predict this doesn't get made after The Last Flop. July Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 125m OW 318.8m DOM 800m WW I can see a slight increase in OW, while it ultimately falls a tad domestically, compared to the first one. Marvel movies seem to perform fairly consistently, with a slight touch of diminishing returns, so I expect this movie to follow suit (assuming the quality isn't poor). Top Gun 45m OW 110m DOM 400m WW Will this appeal to Nostalgia, or will it be another Resurgence? It'll be hard to tell, but it has Cruise as the helm, the only issue is how much competition this is surrounded by that I think will ultimately dampen its prospects. The Lion King 215m OW 666m DOM 1.75b WW Beauty and the Beast was massive, so in the middle of the July, The Lion King should be able to pull off true zeitgeist numbers on the level of Jurassic World or The Avengers. The OW record could potentially be in play depending on how well this marketed, given its Summer release date. It should also have strong legs due to the deep summer weekdays and being the last Family film to be released. I'd expect Disney's full marketing effort to go to this one. Fast and Furious Spin-Off 55m OW 130m DOM 600m WW It'll be a Spin-Off, so given how those tend to perform I expect a hefty decline from F8. However, as long as The Rock is in it, it'll still have a solid enough audience to be a worldwide hit. August The SpongeBob Movie 40m OW 115m DOM 350m WW SpongeBob has a fanbase, but I think the desire for this movie will have been saturated a tad by this point. I still expect the lack of August competition will let it pull decent numbers though. Suicide Squad 2 (Untitled WB Event Film) 95m OW 228m DOM 700m WW The first one was liked more than people give it credit for, but I still expect a solid decrease from the first film, as I don't see the hype from the first being recreated. September It: Chapter 2 135m OW 330.5m DOM 760m WW It was a massive success, and I think this can build on the first's OW, while being a bit more frontloaded (leading to flatlined domestic total). Plus, this has the benefit of being a sequel planned from the beginning, so the people who saw IT this year will be invested in seeing how the story ends. The Angry Birds Movie 2 26m OW 85m DOM 250m WW September animations have been inconsistent in their performances, especially movies that didn't have much appeal to begin with (like this one). I fully expect a decrease from the first Angry Birds Movie, plus another animation opens the next week, Everest (2019) 34m OW 105m DOM 350m WW DreamWorks has definitely had a resurgence, so I could see this continuing their streak of strong original hits, however this one might lack the blatant child appeal that helped Boss Baby, Trolls and Home to breakout. November Wonder Woman 2 145m OW 400m DOM 950m WW Wonder Woman was a breakout sensation, and so a substantial OW increase, yet being much more frontloaded, seems like a decent bet for me. Even then, I still expect relatively strong comic book legs for this one due to the demographics it appeals to. Nicole 40m OW 175m DOM 385m WW It's been a while since there was a solid family Christmas hit, and this has the right elements to possibly be one (similar to something like Elf). It could definitely be a countermarket to the other releases around it, while also merging the family and female demographics with Kendrick in the lead role. Frozen 2 125m OW 456m DOM 1.4b WW I don't expect Frozen 2 to mimic the first's leggy run, nor explode to a ridiculous OW number, but I do see it having a pretty substantial increase from the first, if only due to a much larger OW and having the opportunity to avoid any competition until Star Wars comes out (and it'll be a countermarket option to that). December Masters of the Universe (2019) 20m OW 60m DOM 180m WW He-Man definitely isn't popular like it used to be, and while it has its fanbase, it's not an overly large market. It's also opening right before the climax of the new Star Wars trilogy, so I'd keep reserved expectations for it. Star Wars: Episode IX 250m OW 880m DOM 2.2b WW It'll be hard to know how this performs without seeing how the Last Jedi does this year, but I expect it to fall inbetween The Force Awakens and the Last Jedi, given that it'll be a conclusion to what is turning out to be a great set of Star Wars films from Disney. Wicked 65m OW 335m DOM 820m WW I'm mixed on how well this will open against Star Wars, but Wicked has a massive fanbase and despite a more mixed critical reception, has really broken out with the general audience. We've seen GA members become more receptive to musicals lately, and I think Wicked could be one to really breakthrough. Star Wars: Episode IX - 880m The Lion King - 666m Frozen 2 - 456m Aladdin - 406m Wonder Woman 2 - 400m Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 - 385m Wicked - 335m It: Chapter 2 - 330.5m Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 - 318.8m Toy Story 4 - 300m Captain Marvel - 280m The Secret Life of Pets 2 - 255m Shazam - 235m Suicide Squad 2 - 228m 23 Men in Black - 210m Gambit - 190m Nicole - 175m Spies in Disguise - 170m How to Train Your Dragon 3 - 170m The LEGO Movie 2 - 165m Godzilla 2 - 150m Cowboy Ninja Viking - 140m Untitled Jordan Peele Project - 140m Fast and Furious Spin-Off - 130m New X-Men - 125m Dumbo - 115m The SpongeBob Movie - 115m Glass - 115m Top Gun - 110m Isn't It Romantic - 110m Flarsky - 110m Amusement Park - 110m Everest - 105m
  12. A much better trailer than the last two. Genie in motion isn’t as nightmarish as that last one
  13. Leave No Trace gang, remember TOG didn’t submit a ballot
  14. Game of Thrones airs late Sunday night, it’s not a long live event that begins airing earlier in the evening. I doubt there’s much of an effect on the movie’s opening against it beyond maybe deflated late Sunday night shows (which is a small amount of OW totals). But then again, if Season 8 increases from season 7 similar to the previous seasons you’re looking at 30-40m US viewers for each episode. That’s pretty significant. (Yes I know their ratings say 16.1m for Season 7’s finale, but when you factor in streaming episodes were averaging around 31m per episode. Season 8 bump could push that to close to 40m)
  15. There’s apparently an “Alita Challenge” in which some of the alt-right who are attacking CM are encouraging people to go see Alita instead. It literally makes no sense given Alita will soon be a Disney product and also has a female lead, but it is a thing apparently.
  16. Re-read it, here’s part of the comment you replied the Alita picture with while saying “I know a better role model” ”I'm just happy that young girls have another bad ass character that they can dress up as, buy toys for and say "I'mgonna be Captain Marvel," when they fake fight with their friends.” Whether you bolded it or not your reply came off as saying, “This is actually the character little girls should look up to, dress up as, go see in theaters.” Stop playing dumb as if you weren’t trying to be provocative when the thread rules literally ask you not to make the CM v Alita comparison.
  17. I love how you take our comments responding to your comment suggesting little girls should be dressing up as Alita and then try to act like that wasn’t your comment at all. Good troll behavior 101.

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