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Weekend Estimates by 2 Turntables & A Videogame Klady

Weekend Estimates 2016-06-12 at 11.15.13 AM

Sorry. Got nothing. Waiting for actual news from Orlando, as opposed to the relentless, endless speculation that is currently flooding our media.

Bless the lost souls of innocents in Orlando.

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19 Responses to “Weekend Estimates by 2 Turntables & A Videogame Klady”

  1. EtGuild2 says:

    Thanks goes to LA law enforcement out there for preventing what could have been a 2nd terrible tragedy today.

  2. Amblinman says:

    But…if we don’t argue about box office and superhero movies, don’t the terrorists win?

  3. Arisp says:

    We know the actual news. It’s not a brain buster.

  4. EtGuild2 says:

    Playing into the negativity of the moment…I find it strange, after years of complaints about SAW (torture porn) and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (unwatachable shaky cam) as the predominant horror franchises of their time, no one gives a hoot about the fact this one deserves real complaints.

    CONJURING (and its ANNABELLE spin-offs), as most know, is based on two all-too-real hucksters who preyed off of the fears and trauma of bereaved individuals. They’ve caused real pain and suffering to people…and now their personas are on-screen fronting a “classy” horror franchise that people “can get behind” as one critic put it. Only in America…

  5. Stella's Boy says:

    But, but, Ed & Lorraine love each other so much! Agreed EtGuild2. And of course Wan all too eagerly goes out of his way to portray any and all skeptics as cruel, faithless, narrow-minded buffoons. Those darn academics are so mean to Ed.

  6. EtGuild2 says:

    Hopefully someday a movie is made from one of the dozens of accounts of the real Warrens. I mean, these are people who sought out mentally ill individuals, listened to their stories, and then sat around getting shwasted off that triple yak in order to come up with wild tales that they could write about and use to make money and create a cottage industry based around terror and pain. Sounds like a field day for someone ike Alex de La Iglesia.

    Unfortunately, I’m sure there are legal protections in place to prevent such a story from being told.

  7. EtGuild2 says:

    Just got my screening info for CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE: Thursday night. Yikes. Hoping this is a reaction to the unfair panning of Thurber’s WE’RE THE MILLERS rather than a reaction to poor quality. I find Kevin Hart a lot more appealing than many low-brow mainstream comedians like Sandler and James…why does he insist on being in crap?

  8. amblinman says:

    I would certainly love to see the movie Et describes, but this:

    “But, but, Ed & Lorraine love each other so much! Agreed EtGuild2. And of course Wan all too eagerly goes out of his way to portray any and all skeptics as cruel, faithless, narrow-minded buffoons.Those darn academics are so mean to Ed.”

    Ummm. Yeah, it’s a horror movie in which the entire conceit is that ghosts, demons, hauntings are all real. How else should skeptics be portrayed? I think you guys are condemning the film for not being something it never claimed to be, nor should it feel the need to. The “real” story of the Warrens doesn’t matter in this context.

  9. Stella's Boy says:

    I realize that amblinman. One, I was piggybacking on Et’s comment, and two, it’s not that the movie sides with the Warrens, but how evil and awful any and all of the skeptics are. It’s overkill, something the movie suffers a lot of. I saw and disliked the movie before I knew about the real Warrens so that’s not what I am judging.

  10. EtGuild2 says:

    Helen Mirren gets her longstanding wish–to appear in FAST AND THE FURIOUS! And she’s doing her own stunts to boot! She’s been talking about this since 2011 at least, so I’m happy for her. I hope it’s more than a bit role. #DameofDeath

  11. Movieman says:

    The “C.I.” promo in Cleveland was Monday night, Et, so your market seems to have been on the late side.
    It’s negligible, but a cut above, say, Hart’s two “Ride Along” crap-fests.
    Is it my imagination, or are Hart and Johnson really the most overexposed actors working today? Not a particularly big fan of either.

  12. Amblinman says:

    I know he’s been in movies that have made money but I feel like Johnson isn’t actually someone people have been paying money to see specifically? Did San Andreas make a lot?

  13. Stella's Boy says:

    San Andreas made about $475 million worldwide, so it did OK. I kind of like Hart and Johnson. Not necessarily all or even most of the movies they are in, but I think both are charismatic and talented. CI looks like it should be part of a double feature with The Do Over.

  14. EtGuild2 says:

    Yeah I like Johnson (the underrated FASTER is my favorite for him as a lead), and I do think he has a legitimate fan base. The passable SNITCH is a good example…it came out during that period in early 2013 when people were lamenting the box office death of “traditional action-thriller movies” (Bullet to the Head, Parker, The Last Stand, Broken City, Die Hard 5) and ended up kinda bucking the trend given the low visibility of the movie and saturated marketplace. It also says something that HERCULES is looked on as a failure at $250 million ww.

    Glad to hear that movieman, headed there shortly. Hart still hasn’t had a lead-role straight comedy I remotely enjoyed (for rom-coms About Last Night and “Steve Harvey: Pickup Artist 1” are okay), so I’m not asking for much.

  15. Stella's Boy says:

    Faster is a solid action flick and Johnson is very good in it. Snitch is almost really good. It’s an interesting story and has a great cast, but it should have been R. It’s an adult story, and it feels too neutered as PG-13. Is Doc Savage a good fit for Johnson? I like Shane Black but I don’t know anything about the source material.

  16. Movieman says:

    For me, Hart didn’t really click as an actor until “Get Hard,” a film I thought was underrated.
    He’s clearly talented. I just wish he’d pick better scripts so he wouldn’t be tempted to coast on attitude.
    Johnson has been very good (“Pain + Gain” for starters). I just think he needs to be more discriminating w/ his choice of material.
    Overexposure killed Elliott Gould’s career back in the early ’70s for precisely that reason.

  17. leahnz says:

    points for working elliot gould into this conversation

  18. Movieman says:

    Thanks, Leah, lol!

  19. EtGuild2 says:

    Aside from that stretch in 2013, Johnson isn’t as exposed as is commonly perceived I think, because he’s always announcing projects, many of which never come to fruition. Where’s that HOBBES spin-off. GI Joe 3? Where’s RAMPAGE? Does anyone believe SAN ANDREAS 2 will happen?

    Aside from 2013, he’s always stuck to 1-2 movies a year, and even then the “overexposed” label was attached thanks to Paramount’s notorious GI JOE shift (As for 2010, The Other Guys was an extended cameo). He has 4 announced next year, but Fast 8 could be another extended cameo like 7, and given two projects supposedly drop next July and they’ve both barely started pre-production, expect that to change.

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