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QUOTE (BigSqwert @ Apr 27, 2012 -> 06:18 PM)
It's getting to the point where we're going to have reboots done within the same year of the original. Sheesh.

To be fair, the last version was awful.

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QUOTE (BigSqwert @ Apr 27, 2012 -> 05:18 PM)
It's getting to the point where we're going to have reboots done within the same year of the original. Sheesh.

 

 

I don't mind them rebooting movies that sucked bigtime.

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QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Apr 27, 2012 -> 05:35 PM)
To be fair, the last version was awful.

 

Both of the recent movies as well as the early 90s tv movie attempt(that never was released) were awful. There has not been a good Fantastic 4 presentation

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There should be an automatic 10 year moratorium on reboots IMO.

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QUOTE (BigSqwert @ Apr 27, 2012 -> 05:41 PM)
There should be an automatic 10 year moratorium on reboots IMO.

 

Imo you would complain about it either way :P

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Because of rights issues, Fox is gonna make another FF movie one way or another. I'd much rather see a reboot that stands a chance of being good than see another sequel to that piece of crap from a few years back.

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The uber-big overseas news of course came from the foreign debut of The Avengers (review). Opening in about 70% of the major world markets, the $220 million super-hero team-up picture earned a colossal $178 million over its first five days. That's the ninth-biggest worldwide opening weekend of all-time, and the biggest for a movie that wasn't explicitly a sequel (semantics perhaps, but bare with me). Combined with what will surely be a minimum-$135 million U.S. opening next weekend, and the Marvel production should flirt with $400 million in the tank by a week from today. As of today, it is the 10th-biggest worldwide grosser of 2012 in just five days (it has already outgrossed the $170 million cume of Battleship which has been playing for nearly a month). By next week, it will be number-two behind only The Hunger Games ($589 million). The Avengers may or may-not surpass the $372 million-and-counting domestic cume for The Hunger Games, but it is sure to be the worldwide champion of 2012 at-least until The Dark Knight Rises debuts on July 20th.
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QUOTE (Milkman delivers @ Apr 29, 2012 -> 05:25 PM)
Battleship has been out for a month? I didn't even know it was out at all.

It opened overseas first.

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Saw Battleship here in China last week.

 

Don't think they will ever allow THE HUNGER GAMES, especially with the political turmoil here over Bo Xilai and the activist who is at the US Embassy (Christian Bale tried to meet him when he was here promoting FLOWERS of WAR).

 

Titanic-3D has actually done very well in China, selling out many shows and earning more money here than in the US.

 

 

That's the ninth-biggest worldwide opening weekend of all-time, and the biggest for a movie that wasn't explicitly a sequel (semantics perhaps, but bare with me).

 

No, I can't BEAR to see a film critic/writer bare anything, lol.

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Stringer Bell deals to Aliens?!?!?

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Just saw THE AVENGERS, it's excellent. A little bit like a cross between the most recent X-Men and the Captain America prequel. Josh Whedon did an excellent job melding all the moving parts together into one cohesive whole, the intra-team jousting and rivalry which you knew was inevitable with all those egos in one room...there's lots of action and it feels more grounded in the storyline than the typical special-effects driven summer fare. Loki was much more formidable and "unhinged" in this one, an improvement on the THOR movie.

 

 

 

 

Only one negative review out of more than 60 at rottentomatoes.com

'The Avengers" is neither overwhelming nor underwhelming. What it expertly is, is whelming.

 

The movie guarantees fast-paced fun without forcing anyone to think about what it all means, which is nothing.

 

The dialogue sparkles as brightly as the special effects; these people may be wearing ridiculous costumes but they're well fleshed-out underneath. And so in every regard, this movie truly fulfills its hype.

 

Like a superior, state-of-the-art model built from reconstituted parts, Joss Whedon's buoyant, witty and robustly entertaining superhero smash-up is escapism of a sophisticated order.

 

Whedon pulls off a stunning feat in bringing balance to this superhuman circus, engineered to charm the geek core and non-fans alike.

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The Five-Year Engagement settled for a fifth place debut (although every movie from No. 2 to No. 5 could shuffle around over the next 24 hours) with $11.2 million. While many prognosticators (like this one) thought the film would top the chart, Universal claims it was always expecting an opening in the low double-digits. Still, the result seems very disappointing given the massive success of Bridesmaids, which earned $169 million last year, and the date night-viability of 2012 titles like The Vow and The Lucky One. The Emily Blunt/Jason Segel rom-com earned a lackluster “B-” CinemaScore grade from polled audiences, which were 64 percent female. Fortunately, the film cost a modest $30 million to produce.

 

Huge disappointment for this movie...many expected it to finish first, and it might end up all the way back at 5th.

 

Competition from THINK LIKE A MAN (which is a really good movie, and Meagan Good is hot, hot, hot!) and THE VOW overwhelmed it a little.

 

 

 

SHAWARMA rocks! My Avengers reference of the day.

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Spiderman trailer out on ITunes.

 

Seriously, it's not even built yet, and you are already ripping the spire off of One World Trades?

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The Change-Up was way better than I thought it would be...and I'm not talking about Danks. Probably one of those movies that you appreciate more when you have kids.

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QUOTE (fathom @ May 3, 2012 -> 07:20 PM)
The Change-Up was way better than I thought it would be...and I'm not talking about Danks. Probably one of those movies that you appreciate more when you have kids.

 

 

It's definitely better than a somewhat similar movie, HALL PASS.

 

Ryan Reynolds and Owen Wilson both have that likeable quality that you can at least sit through pretty horrible movies when they're in them...like The Green Lantern.

 

 

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Just got back from the midnight showing of The Avengers. Loved every minute of it!

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QUOTE (Balta1701 @ May 3, 2012 -> 07:11 PM)
Spiderman trailer out on ITunes.

 

Seriously, it's not even built yet, and you are already ripping the spire off of One World Trades?

 

Didnt know a fake Oscorp building was One World Trades

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QUOTE (KyYlE23 @ May 4, 2012 -> 07:42 AM)
Didnt know a fake Oscorp building was One World Trades

Sure looked like it.

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