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  1. 2 hours ago, Rhom said:

    Now that the theatrical run is winding down and the home streaming release is two days away, I was checking box office on Dune today and went back to our debate about delaying the release last summer and predictions for the gross.  

    Pretty obvious at this point that delaying it was absolutely the right move. The promotional tour and the positive press it built clearly made a difference in getting the excitement rolling for the movie.

    My prediction at the time was a bit off:

    Box office mojo says that the movie has don’t $272m domestic.  So I wasn’t far off, but the positive press definitely pushed it above where I thought it would be.

    At $683m worldwide, it did fall short of the “Billion Monies” that @Deadlines? What Deadlines? and @Calibandar were predicting however.

    Glad to see we will get a concluding chapter.

    In my heart...

  2. 4 hours ago, Hippocras said:

    I feel like this is one of those blink and you miss it kind of things, where they tried to make every second count to the point where you have to pay attention to everything all the time.

    And this is followed by Ye's suicide, her wake, and the scene in the pub where he talks about how his project got terminated. Plus all the scientists around the world committing suicide and then his friend gets terminal cancer. 

    This guys lack of productivity shouldn't be a mystery. 

  3. 16 hours ago, Corvinus85 said:

    Exactly, we're mostly told Saul is really smart, not shown. If Jin had been picked, I would have said OK. We get to see her solve problems.

    The character is totally "shown" piloting a particle accelerator when he's introduced in episode one.  He also correctly susses out that the stars winking was a "deep fake" and not some natural phenomenon.

    And he knows morse code and he knows what "autonomous" means.  

  4. 2 hours ago, Corvinus85 said:

    I get that but my issue that the audience should be allowed to speculate, but his character is too thin to do that.

    What? He's a nice guy physicist who takes care of his dying buddy; holds his alcoholic lady friend's hair when she voms; smokes a little herb from time to time (maybe too much really); and is pretty successful when it comes to casual sex.

    His intuition was also correct when it came to the stars winking in episode 1. He's very capable despite not having much career ambition and his thinking can get a little nihistic at times. 

    How much thickness do you need? 

    Meaty. "Meaty", I tell ya. 

  5. 1 hour ago, Corvinus85 said:

    Finished it. It was enjoyable. The part at the end with Saul was confusing and felt like it could easily be lazy writing as we've seen nothing of the character up to the moment at the UN to suggest he really was "the one". (of three)

    The baddies tried to assassinate him. Don't play with God. His selection is supposed to be mysterious. 


    Also, the way they showed the nanofiber sail and nuclear explosions propelling was confusing. I would have assumed the probe to be in front of the sail, not behind it, so it wouldn't get directly radiated.

    Inverse square blah blah. No radioactive fallout in space. The capsule would be shielded already just to prevent the brain being microwaved by cosmic rays.  

  6. 13 hours ago, Wilbur said:

    Isn't hair usually the big historical epic fail?  Very, very few Big Actors are willing to have their do mussed in order to fit the rest of the scene.

    The White House Plumbers and Minx had great hair.

    It's tricky. Hairstyles were probably more regional and varied a lot depending on exactly what year you're talking about. Some of the hairstyles female celebrities were sporting in the early 80's wouldn't look terribly out of place today. 

    The mullets. The perms. The braids. Oh, my.

  7. 10 hours ago, DMC said:

    Dunno why you’re under the impression opinions can’t be wrong and idiotic.

    Not an opinion.

    10 hours ago, IlyaP said:

    Do you think that Deadpool & Wolverine is going to be a kind of litmus test or sampling of the water, in terms of giving studios some guidance around whether or not audiences are just kinda...tapped out on comicbook movies? 

    No. I think that movie has the potential to do well but I don't think it'll singlehandedly reverse the current trend.

    The Deadpool movies have always been a bit of an outlier anyway. They're not really superhero films, they're R-rated superhero parodies. 

  8. 1 hour ago, DMC said:

    Bad opinions on movies can include bad business opinions on movies.

    Not an opinion. Two Black Panther films are in the rear view. They were clearly correct moves from a business perspective. Saying maybe they should have been done different or not at all is idiotic.

    1 hour ago, Ser Rodrigo Belmonte II said:

    Scums a bit harsh, yeah Disney is in a shitty state right now, but Iger did preside over and was partly responsible for the golden era of Marvel and some of the Pixar movies.

    Hes a much better studio head than say Kathleen Kennedy or David Zaslav

    Disney's problem is this:

    A big part of their business is, a) the existing franchise IP and, b) CBM's, in the form of the MCU. These things have been massive cash cows for them over the last decade or two. However, Both of these "cinematic phenomena" are starting to show weakness.  

    Will that turn around? Maybe. Or maybe that trend continues. If it does, they are in serious trouble. 

  9. 57 minutes ago, DMC said:

    I mean, I was just gonna say he obviously didn’t get rich due to his opinions on movies, but this works too.

    Yeah, but this isn't even arguing based on the artistic merit of the film.

    If you're saying:

    "Once I'm in charge, we won't be in the Black Panther or Marvels business anymore. How 'bout that?"

    The only appropriate response, from a business perspective, is:

    "Are you out of your fucking mind? Those films made cubic dollars... No. I don't want you in charge. Fuck no. See a doctor."

    In Alex Gibney's Theranos documentary, one of Elizabeth Holmes' early investors, Don Lucas, said something to the effect of, "She was 21 years old. No background in business. But her great-grandfather was an entrepreneur. Her great uncle was in medicine... Hospital named after him..."

    What?!? Business acumen and medical expertise are heritable traits? WTF?!? It doesn't fucking work that way! How the fuck did this guy get rich?!?

    Maybe there should be an age limit or something. Like once you turn 80 they take your money and just set you up in a mansion somewhere and bring you women and bourbon and ice cream whenever you want.  That's your reward for winning the cosmic lottery and not being allowed to run things anymore. 

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