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Re: Box Office discussion
« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2016, 12:43:58 PM »
Really the three Ex Machina actors all had a pretty impressive 2015.

Domnhall Gleeson : Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Revenant, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander : The Danish Girl, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (+ Burnt, whatever that's worth)
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« Reply #41 on: February 16, 2016, 12:51:04 AM »
So... Deadpool.

I've always been in the minority thinking that Ryan Reynolds is funny. Mrs. 1SO thinks that his self-satisfied type of humor is probably a perfect fit for the character and is more in tune with the current generation. So, Ryan Reynolds was truly a comedian ahead of his time until this weekend.

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« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2016, 07:51:25 PM »
I hear on a podcast that The Force Awakens would not be able to overtake the score set by Jurassic World. I just checked and I was happy to realize that such an abominable situation has not come to pass and the foul reptiles have righteously been overtaken by our space rascals.
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Re: Box Office discussion
« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2016, 12:46:05 PM »


When the Actuals come out I bet Deathly Hallows will be on top.

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Re: Box Office discussion
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2016, 01:19:56 PM »
It's almost like critics don't matter.

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Re: Box Office discussion
« Reply #45 on: March 27, 2016, 01:27:36 PM »
I think reviews and film criticism only matter for smaller movies.
The people who read reviews aren't the kind of people who go to see these blockbusters anyway.

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« Reply #46 on: March 27, 2016, 01:30:56 PM »
It's almost like critics don't matter.

Critics matter?
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« Reply #47 on: March 27, 2016, 03:24:09 PM »
It's almost like critics don't matter.

They don't, and especially not on opening weekend. However, the bad reviews, a lowly B Cinemascore (same as Catwoman and Green Lantern), and underwhelming word of mouth could greatly effect the movie's legs.

I mean, it's Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman and opened to less than Iron Man 3. It opened to 57M in China, where Age of Ultron opened to 155M.

This big opening is allowing WB to save face, but I guarantee they are sh***ing themselves right now.
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Re: Box Office discussion
« Reply #48 on: March 27, 2016, 06:38:02 PM »
Critics matter a lot, just not on movies like this.

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Re: Box Office discussion
« Reply #49 on: March 27, 2016, 09:18:35 PM »
When the Actuals come out I bet Deathly Hallows will be on top.

What are actuals ?

I think reviews and film criticism only matter for smaller movies.
The people who read reviews aren't the kind of people who go to see these blockbusters anyway.

I read critics. I watch most blockbuster movies. I also watched Taxi in a movie theatre. It's not quite that black and white.

What I think you meant to say was Most people who go watch blockbusters do not read critics.
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