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(Huffington Post)   FX is the only place you'll be able to see The Avengers on TV. And Avatar too, but no one gives two shiats about Smurfs in Space   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 38
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2012-08-12 03:44:45 PM  
This isn't too shocking. I don't remember seeing a movie of the week aired on any if the big broadcast networks since I was a kid in the 80s, so it makes sense that cable would fill this niche.

Plus, if it helps keep Louie on the air, I welcome my FX network overlords.
 
2012-08-12 03:59:18 PM  
Still liked Avatar. Suck it.
 
2012-08-12 04:05:27 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Still liked Avatar. Suck it.


Same here.
 
2012-08-12 04:05:56 PM  
Some of those are Fox owned, so that's no shock. Plus, the original days of cable were nothing but syndicated shows and old movies. This is a natural step in the evolution.
 
2012-08-12 04:06:03 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Still liked Avatar. Suck it.


I liked it but didn't LOVE it. Pretty pictures, good acting, meh story but overall I liked it.
 
2012-08-12 04:14:20 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Still liked Avatar Pocahontas in Space. Suck it.


FTFY
 
2012-08-12 04:21:58 PM  
Dances with Thundersmurfs. Get it right.
 
2012-08-12 04:25:40 PM  
More like Broken Arrow meets Ferngully.

I'm waiting for the sequel, where the corporation comes back, just nukes the planet dead, and easily collects the unobtanium that floats up to orbit. Because you know that's what happened next.
 
2012-08-12 04:46:00 PM  
I think this is a big risk. The movies that do well at the theater aren't necessarily the ones that do well on TV over and over again. I can't imagine more than the most die-hard fans wanting to watch Avatar more than a time or two.
 
2012-08-12 04:46:33 PM  

RandomAxe: More like Broken Arrow meets Ferngully.

I'm waiting for the sequel, where the corporation comes back, just nukes the planet dead, and easily collects the unobtanium that floats up to orbit. Because you know that's what happened next.


Haha, that'd be great. 2.5 hours of a planet being slowly nuked from orbit...all in glorious 3D. I would go watch that.
 
2012-08-12 04:50:07 PM  
FTFA

But Saftler had a hunch that his rivals misunderstood how audiences respond to movies on TV. He agreed that someone in the mood to watch a specific movie is always going to opt for a DVD or Netflix. But there's another class of viewer that stumbles across movies as they're flipping through the channels. And he suspected that many of these casual viewers would be likely to watch the movie they landed on straight through to the end -- no matter when they happened to start watching.

Well they weren't wrong about that, I can't count the number of times that's happened to me.
 
2012-08-12 05:00:35 PM  
As long as they dont start cutting their original programming, which is all great.
 
2012-08-12 05:01:54 PM  
Ermgaherd Cwiss Evarns.
 
2012-08-12 05:17:03 PM  

HalEmmerich: Well they weren't wrong about that, I can't count the number of times that's happened to me.


I think Zoolander is the worst movie about that. You just can't stop watching once you start.
 
2012-08-12 05:28:42 PM  

HalEmmerich: FTFA

But Saftler had a hunch that his rivals misunderstood how audiences respond to movies on TV. He agreed that someone in the mood to watch a specific movie is always going to opt for a DVD or Netflix. But there's another class of viewer that stumbles across movies as they're flipping through the channels. And he suspected that many of these casual viewers would be likely to watch the movie they landed on straight through to the end -- no matter when they happened to start watching.

Well they weren't wrong about that, I can't count the number of times that's happened to me.


I think I've watched Thor on Epix ten times in the last month.
 
2012-08-12 05:31:03 PM  
I don't even remember the last time I watched a movie on TV. Commercial breaks and "Edited For Content"? Screw that.
 
2012-08-12 06:05:27 PM  

Six_By_Nine: LowbrowDeluxe: Still liked Avatar. Suck it.

Same here.


Lots of people did. But it's cool to hate on it, and you're not allowed to admit you liked it.
 
2012-08-12 06:28:00 PM  

John Nash: I think this is a big risk. The movies that do well at the theater aren't necessarily the ones that do well on TV over and over again. I can't imagine more than the most die-hard fans wanting to watch Avatar more than a time or two.


More people have watched Avatar more times than any other movie in the last 30 years. So there's that. Like it or hate it, people watched the fark out of that movie.
 
2012-08-12 06:31:58 PM  
The Avengers were on a & e for years, subby ....
 
2012-08-12 06:42:15 PM  

Mad_Radhu: HalEmmerich: Well they weren't wrong about that, I can't count the number of times that's happened to me.

I think Zoolander is the worst movie about that. You just can't stop watching once you start.


Because it's so goddamned good. People get all douchey because it's a Stiller movie, but Zoolander is hilarious, as most Stiller written/directed movies are(unlike the ones he just acts in).

/I invented the piano key necktie!!!
//What have you done?!!? NOTHINGGGG
 
2012-08-12 07:24:55 PM  

theorellior: Dances with Thundersmurfs. Get it right.


Wrong. Link
 
2012-08-12 07:31:23 PM  

skodabunny: RandomAxe: More like Broken Arrow meets Ferngully.

I'm waiting for the sequel, where the corporation comes back, just nukes the planet dead, and easily collects the unobtanium that floats up to orbit. Because you know that's what happened next.

Haha, that'd be great. 2.5 hours of a planet being slowly nuked from orbit...all in glorious 3D. I would go watch that.


So, will the sequel be more Barefoot Gen IN SPACE! or more Grave of the Fireflies IN SPACE!?
 
2012-08-12 07:49:53 PM  

Keywork99: Six_By_Nine: LowbrowDeluxe: Still liked Avatar. Suck it.

Same here.

Lots of people did. But it's cool to hate on it, and you're not allowed to admit you liked it.


Yeah, yeah, I know how it is. Show an unpopular opinion, get run out of town on a rail.

See also: I don't think Adele is actually an awful singer. I think Neil Patrick Harris is more smug than talented. Nathan Fillion is sucking up all the fame that Alan Tudyk should have. Justin Timberlake comes across as an absolute douchelord. In "The Dark Knight Rises", Catwoman was the worse of the two female leads.

/Come at me, bro.
 
2012-08-12 07:50:41 PM  

Six_By_Nine: Keywork99: Six_By_Nine: LowbrowDeluxe: Still liked Avatar. Suck it.

Same here.

Lots of people did. But it's cool to hate on it, and you're not allowed to admit you liked it.

Yeah, yeah, I know how it is. Show an unpopular opinion, get run out of town on a rail.

See also: I think Adele is actually an awful singer. I think Neil Patrick Harris is more smug than talented. Nathan Fillion is sucking up all the fame that Alan Tudyk should have. Justin Timberlake comes across as an absolute douchelord. In "The Dark Knight Rises", Catwoman was the worse of the two female leads.

/Come at me, bro.


FTFM
 
2012-08-12 07:51:41 PM  
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2012-08-12 08:03:48 PM  

Old enough to know better: I don't even remember the last time I watched a movie on TV. Commercial breaks and "Edited For Content"? Screw that.


I find this to be a good gauge for whether I want to buy the movie. If I actually am willing to put up with all that crap, then it must mean I really like it and should just go ahead and get it. So far, it's a pretty good system.
 
2012-08-12 08:42:47 PM  

Hollie Maea: John Nash: I think this is a big risk. The movies that do well at the theater aren't necessarily the ones that do well on TV over and over again. I can't imagine more than the most die-hard fans wanting to watch Avatar more than a time or two.

More people have watched Avatar more times than any other movie in the last 30 years. So there's that. Like it or hate it, people watched the fark out of that movie.


Bullshiat.

Maybe it has sold more movie tickets, but there is no way it is the most watched. Most watched is probably reserved for something like Cars that millions of children literally watch 2 or 3 times every day.

/only people without kids will even attempt to refute this post
//don't have kids
///I liked Avatar, and I watched it for the first time after I DVRed it on FX
 
2012-08-12 08:44:51 PM  

chewielouie: theorellior: Dances with Thundersmurfs. Get it right.

Wrong. Link


Pocahontas = Dances With Wolves = Avatar.

'nuff said.
 
2012-08-12 09:21:02 PM  
Avatar was a good movie, not a great movie, but most of that good was seeing it on a huge screen in 3d. Id imagine otherwise its a pretty generic sci-fi action flick.
 
2012-08-12 10:10:55 PM  
Which Avengers movie we're talking about? The one with super heroes or that one that didn't exist?
 
2012-08-13 12:38:28 AM  
The best parts about movies on cable is when there are 2-3 decent to good ones. Hunt for Red October goes to commercial? Flip over to Shawshank Redemption. That not back on yet? Watch the Bourne Identity for a few minutes....
 
2012-08-13 01:06:51 AM  
They need to try and match their lead in movie to the quality of the following show. No more "The Proposal" w/ Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock immediately before Justified. Pick something like Reservoir Dogs or Unforgiven or something.
 
2012-08-13 02:27:52 AM  

Old enough to know better: I don't even remember the last time I watched a movie on TV. Commercial breaks and "Edited For Content"? Screw that.


If I'm flipping through channels and run across a movie I like I'll watch it until a commercial comes on, then I'm back on my merry way across the dial.

/or the first time they cut a "bad" word
//or if I notice a scene missing
 
2012-08-13 10:28:31 AM  

chewielouie: LowbrowDeluxe: Still liked Avatar Pocahontas Ferngully 3000 in Space. Suck it.

FTFY

 
2012-08-13 10:29:22 AM  
Can I say the final fight in Avatar was one of the worst? ROBOT KNIFE FIGHT!!!!!!
 
2012-08-13 11:17:26 AM  

Six_By_Nine: Nathan Fillion is sucking up all the fame that Alan Tudyk should have.


I'd prefer if they both got the proper adulation, but I've got no problem with Nathan Fillion, he's a good guy. Alan Tudyk needs more love, though.
 
2012-08-13 11:31:11 AM  

theorellior: Six_By_Nine: Nathan Fillion is sucking up all the fame that Alan Tudyk should have.

I'd prefer if they both got the proper adulation, but I've got no problem with Nathan Fillion, he's a good guy. Alan Tudyk needs more love, though.


Tudyk has a fairly successful film career as a sort-of character actor, which is something that Fillion doesn't have and probably won't at this point considering how long he's been in television already.
 
2012-08-13 07:39:01 PM  

theorellior: Six_By_Nine: Nathan Fillion is sucking up all the fame that Alan Tudyk should have.

I'd prefer if they both got the proper adulation, but I've got no problem with Nathan Fillion, he's a good guy. Alan Tudyk needs more love, though.


Tudyk is awesome. He is literally the ONLY good thing in all of Transformers 3.
 
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