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Everything posted by Blipsy

  1. It's SLIGHTLY better than opening on the same day as Frozen II (which I guess was just a mistake somebody made that got passed around), but either way, it'll be extremely lucky to cross the $10 million mark. O/U Arctic Dogs?
  2. What I'm pretty sure is the first bit of US marketing for this film is now up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JETbfEIKP_o The trailer itself merely says that it's "Coming Soon", which made sense to me because I figured there was no chance they'd debut it at Labor Day at this point. But apparently they new date is November 22nd, the SAME day Frozen 2 comes out. I knew this film would be a bomb, but if that date is accurate, that has to be one of the biggest middle fingers a studio could give to a movie.
  3. I don't envy STX in this situation. This has pretty much nothing going for it. Playmobil doesn't seem to have nearly as big a fanbase (in the US, at least) as Lego, and considering how much The Lego Movie 2 underperformed, I can't see this getting a big audience at all. If they don't just end sending it to Netflix (which I wouldn't rule out), I would say $20M DOM is the ceiling for this.
  4. Has he actually confirmed he planned to see it? After he walked out of Hillary's America, I thought that he might simply say that no amount of views would be worth giving this scumbag any money. Which I can completely understand, but I'm still hoping for him to do a video on it.
  5. The ONLY possible good thing that could come out of this movie is if Brad Jones does a Midnight Screenings of it. I'm sure his inbox is full of messages about it.
  6. I have to be honest, when I heard this movie was announced, and ESPECIALLY after seeing the first trailer, I was very skeptical about this movie. I was kind of looking forward to it on simply the basis that 2D animated movies on the big screen are so rare these days, but I feared the movie would take the worst aspects of the show and turn them up to 11. This feeling was not helped by the overlong fart joke in the first trailer, and the fact that the scene didn't show much use of improved animation either. When the 2nd trailer came out, I honestly felt a lot more hopeful. A few of t
  7. I live in small town Texas. So looking forward to the local theaters playing this crap for weeks on end, while being lucky if they play BlacKKKlansman for a single week.
  8. This movie actually looks pretty decent. But I think it's going to bomb HARD. I have next to no knowledge of Kipling's actual books, so I can't say how this compares to that. But I will say that to most people, it will probably just look like a rip-off of Disney's remake from a couple years ago. And I KNOW that has been said about it countless times, but finally seeing some footage really makes it sink in. There's just not enough to differentiate the two, despite WB advertising how "dark" it is.
  9. Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero April 23, 2:00 Me and a couple other families Trailers Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word (some murmuring, also at least this fit here better than when I saw it before Sherlock Gnomes) Little Women (Eh, whatever.) The Grinch (somebody laughed at the Grinch getting knocked out by the inflatable snowman) Wreck-It Ralph 2 (everyone went NUTS over the final gag) Smallfoot (no real response) Show Dogs (looks awful) The families seemed to enjoy it enough. There was one big laugh from most of them (when Stubb
  10. If that happens, it would be one of the biggest surprises in box office history. Not even Pokemon, Rugrats, or Spongebob had any of their movies get into the top 10 of the year.
  11. I thought it was alright. Nothing ground-breaking, and it seems like it will follow Illumination's "Cute but ultimately disposable" mantra pretty closely. But it could be a lot worse. The original Grinch cartoon is my favorite Christmas special of all time, so I'm not getting my hopes up too high for this, but I'm not writing it off yet either.
  12. Because it sounds like it will focus more on Christopher Robin himself, than Pooh.
  13. If this really is playing on 1500 screens, this may have a record-breaking bad opening. I haven't seen a single thing for this movie since a trailer before "The Nut Job 2" back in August (and back then, it was supposed to come out in October).
  14. Early Man February 27, 4:30 Me and some mom with her kid Unfortunately, I didn't get to see it then. When the Cinemark "Turn off your cell phones" screen came up, it froze for 5 minutes until I got somebody to go look at it. Then the lights came up, and an employee said something was wrong with the movie file, and we all got refunds instead. This was actually the first time that happened to me in my life. Early Man February 28, 3:10 Just me (at a different theater) Trailers Isle Of Dogs (PLEASE let this play nearby) Sherlock Gn
  15. I'm guessing this movie either gets delayed again, before eventually going direct-to-video, or only gets released in a few dozen theateres this weekend, where it will be dropped like a hot rock after 1 week.
  16. Um, I'm pretty sure those pandas aren't wearing any clothes.
  17. As for the spot itself...meh. For one thing, it's hard for me to feel anything about a 30-second spot that features zero footage from the actual movie, and is meant to promote the Olympics as much as the movie itself. It's kind of weird seeing the Grinch live in an actual house (Is he still going to be in a cave in the actual movie, or did they just put him in a house for the TV spot?), but that's about all I can say about it.
  18. It's worth noting the 2000 movie was just referred to as "The Grinch" in a lot of marketing, too, but technically had the full title in the opening of the movie itself. I wouldn't be surprised if it's a similar case for this movie.
  19. I really can't imagine this ever making anywhere near 60-70m, no matter what the rating. Even if it was PG, the trailer made it look way too dark and unusual to appeal to many kids. In the end, I don't think the rating will matter much. Wes Anderson fans will see it, and so will people who like more "arthouse" fare, assuming this gets good reviews. But families were always going to turned off by the tone of this movie, and the general audiences were always going to be turned off by the combination of tone and the fact that it's animated.
  20. Is anyone actually nostalgic for the first movie? It was 7 years ago, which makes it extremely delayed for a regular sequel, but too soon for a nostalgic connection. I doubt the 14-year-olds who saw the first one when they were 7 have much interest in this. Especially since I doubt most people even remember the first movie, so this isn't a case like the Pixar sequels. And the movie was first announced a year after the first one. So yeah, this was just supposed to be a "regular sequel" that kept getting delayed, because I guess they realized nobody was that interested.
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