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(Deadline)   Zombie film Resident Evil 5 beats Finding Nemo 3D, which sadly has nothing to do with the Nautilus, at the weekend box office. Meanwhile, Scientology film The Master has shattered independent film records   (deadline.com) divider line 75
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2012-09-16 12:04:54 PM  
Money records only have meaning when adjusted.
 
2012-09-16 12:27:16 PM  
The Master is not playing anywhere in my area,unfortunately. Looks like a fantastic film.
 
2012-09-16 12:34:11 PM  
The new RE is ok. None of them are masterpieces, but this one had a 'been there, done that' feel to most of its action pieces, especially the Executioners. I was also still a little miffed that they didn't bring back Ali Larter, but Michelle Rodriguez's return mostly made up for that.

I will admit I saw this movie twice this weekend, and I did like it marginally better the second time. Shame the 3D seemed much less impressive than in Afterlife.
 
2012-09-16 12:36:22 PM  
Finding Nemo 3D? Time to break out the good weed.
 
2012-09-16 12:39:14 PM  
Last Once of Courage came in 15th with only 1.7 million? That means Obama is instantly reelected and Mitt has to wear a clown nose for 2 months right?
 
2012-09-16 12:40:55 PM  

Carth: Last Once of Courage came in 15th with only 1.7 million? That means Obama is instantly reelected and Mitt has to wear a clown nose for 2 months right?


Well, at least he already has the creepy clown smile down pat...
 
2012-09-16 12:41:08 PM  
"Paul should get his due. He's one of the most under-appreciated directors out there."

personally i've felt this way since he made mortal kombat. he's a fantastic visual director with tons of style and i really love the look of most of his movies, especially event horizon. unfortunately, he's a terribly lazy writer and most of his movies are pretty bad in terms of acting and characters.
 
2012-09-16 12:57:25 PM  

Imperious Rex!: The new RE is ok. None of them are masterpieces, but this one had a 'been there, done that' feel to most of its action pieces, especially the Executioners. I was also still a little miffed that they didn't bring back Ali Larter, but Michelle Rodriguez's return mostly made up for that.


But... but... she got sliced to tiny pieces in the first movie.

So, better or worse than the last Underworld movie?
 
2012-09-16 01:02:33 PM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: But... but... she got sliced to tiny pieces in the first movie.


Coming back to a series of schlocky action movie series after being killed in a previous film seems to be Michelle Rodriguez's schtick.
 
2012-09-16 01:03:34 PM  
I saw the new Resident Evil in IMAX 3d and enjoyed it. I was originally afraid the plot was going to be confusing and about flying around to different parts of the world, but it pretty much turned out to be the same plot as the first Resident Evil, which is fine with me.

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-09-16 01:03:52 PM  
Both Paul Andersons seem to be doing all right in the box office this weekend.
 
2012-09-16 01:29:13 PM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: Imperious Rex!: The new RE is ok. None of them are masterpieces, but this one had a 'been there, done that' feel to most of its action pieces, especially the Executioners. I was also still a little miffed that they didn't bring back Ali Larter, but Michelle Rodriguez's return mostly made up for that.

But... but... she got sliced to tiny pieces in the first movie.

So, better or worse than the last Underworld movie?


I can't believe I am even bothering to correct this but...she actually got bitten several times and turned into a Zombie, then got shot in the head.

Anyway, it was still leagues better than the last Underworld movie. Watching a squid trying to make squid-babies with a racoon would be better than the last Underworld movie.
 
2012-09-16 01:35:04 PM  

Imperious Rex!: I can't believe I am even bothering to correct this but...she actually got bitten several times and turned into a Zombie, then got shot in the head.


It's... been a while.

Imperious Rex!: Watching a squid trying to make squid-babies with a racoon would be better than the last Underworld movie.


I think I saw that. Wasn't it called Prometheus?
 
2012-09-16 01:45:33 PM  
They should probably just stop numbering the sequels and start calling them Resident Evil 2012, Resident Evil 2013, etc., like sports titles for console games. It's just embarrassing to hear that they've made five of those turds.
 
2012-09-16 01:45:46 PM  
Finding Nemo was, and may still be, the best selling DVD of all time. Many, many people already own it, why would they shell out 15 bucks per person to watch it in theaters?
 
2012-09-16 01:53:29 PM  

wildsnowllama: Finding Nemo was, and may still be, the best selling DVD of all time. Many, many people already own it, why would they shell out 15 bucks per person to watch it in theaters?


Unlike some of the other movies that have been re-released in 3D, I could see Finding Nemo actually becoming a more mesmerizing film experience and probably worth the money. One of the things Pixar did so well with the movie in the first place was the creation of the underwater environment. With some of the scenes, the further envelopment of 3D would help enhance that effect.

So really, it would use 3D in the way 3D is really only effective.
 
2012-09-16 02:04:57 PM  
How do these people in the RE post-apocalypse keep getting all this ammo, weapons, nice outfits to fight in, etc? I'd expect all of this stuff would have been taken by others long time ago.
 
2012-09-16 02:34:16 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: They should probably just stop numbering the sequels and start calling them Resident Evil 2012, Resident Evil 2013, etc., like sports titles for console games. It's just embarrassing to hear that they've made five of those turds.


Please understand that I agree with you fully and am not one of those people who makes the popular = good arguments, BUT...

Resident Evil - $103 million
Resident Evil Apocalypse - $128 million
Resident Evil Extinction - $146 million
Resident Evil Afterlife - $295 million

It's not embarrassing that they've made five of those turds. It's embarrassing that we keep rewarding them for their efforts.

/the majority of that money is overseas
//if this film does as well as the previous one, the Resident Evil films may become a BILLION dollar franchise
 
2012-09-16 02:39:48 PM  

Carth: Last Once of Courage came in 15th with only 1.7 million? That means Obama is instantly reelected and Mitt has to wear a clown nose for 2 months right?


Heh just looked that movie up. Regular people have MFF porn for there fapping needs, fundies have that.
 
2012-09-16 02:40:48 PM  

Mulchpuppy: LouDobbsAwaaaay: They should probably just stop numbering the sequels and start calling them Resident Evil 2012, Resident Evil 2013, etc., like sports titles for console games. It's just embarrassing to hear that they've made five of those turds.

Please understand that I agree with you fully and am not one of those people who makes the popular = good arguments, BUT...

Resident Evil - $103 million
Resident Evil Apocalypse - $128 million
Resident Evil Extinction - $146 million
Resident Evil Afterlife - $295 million

It's not embarrassing that they've made five of those turds. It's embarrassing that we keep rewarding them for their efforts.

/the majority of that money is overseas
//if this film does as well as the previous one, the Resident Evil films may become a BILLION dollar franchise


Dear god you have GOT to be farking kid me. Those numbers can't be right. THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS

/first one was passable, though very little horror elements for a movie based on a horror video game...the rest, the less said the better
 
2012-09-16 03:11:34 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: They should probably just stop numbering the sequels and start calling them Resident Evil 2012, Resident Evil 2013, etc., like sports titles for console games. It's just embarrassing to hear that they've made five of those turds.


Erm...the actually don't number the sequels...

Feeling stupid now? :P
 
2012-09-16 03:17:46 PM  
I have to say I love these movies in a shameful way. Yes they are horrible and cheesetastic, but I simply can't help myself. They are absolutely mindless entertainment and I don't mind that one bit.

They scratch so many itches:

-violent women
-zombies
-post-apocalyptic scenario
-ridiculous stunts
 
2012-09-16 03:33:59 PM  
RE: Retribution was mostly unremarkable...was hanging out with a group of friends and we made a point of having the girls go shopping while the guys watch a mindless action movie. Could've done without the 3D, since after about 30 minutes, you forget the movie is in 3D, but overall, the film is watchable. Still prefer the first RE film, but it's still better than a lot of the other films in the franchise. The plot is simplistic enough that you can get by without watching the RE: Afterlife.

Fairly watchable, though. It's a nice escape for about 90 minutes.
 
2012-09-16 03:59:52 PM  

Imperious Rex!: Watching a squid trying to make squid-babies with a racoon would be better than the last Underworld movie.


Stay out of my porn folder.
 
2012-09-16 04:02:30 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Finding Nemo 3D? Time to break out the good weed.


Went and saw it last night with my man, and did exactly that with a couple loaded brownies before heading into the theater. It was sooooo worth it. I love this movie already and its pretty cool in 3D but its MUCH better while stoned. The scene with the jellyfish was mind blowing.
 
2012-09-16 04:07:03 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Imperious Rex!: Watching a squid trying to make squid-babies with a racoon would be better than the last Underworld movie.

Stay out of my porn folder.


Not my fault you didn't lock your computer after leaving work.
 
2012-09-16 04:10:53 PM  

GBmanNC: Dear god you have GOT to be farking kid me. Those numbers can't be right. THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS


So you want every movie to be The Kings Speech then, right?

I don't get this complaint. Sometimes you just want a Big Mac!

/I'm sure Howards End and Remains of the Day are on Netflix. Go knock yourself out!
 
2012-09-16 04:23:46 PM  

buntz: GBmanNC: Dear god you have GOT to be farking kid me. Those numbers can't be right. THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS

So you want every movie to be The Kings Speech then, right?

I don't get this complaint. Sometimes you just want a Big Mac!

/I'm sure Howards End and Remains of the Day are on Netflix. Go knock yourself out!


The King's Speech was a farking awesome movie, so sure.
 
2012-09-16 04:28:13 PM  

Imperious Rex!: Watching a squid trying to make squid-babies with a racoon would be better than the last Underworld movie.


i.cdn.turner.com
 
2012-09-16 04:40:37 PM  
To all of you indescribably fortunate (magnificent) bastards who either had (and accepted) or will soon be provided with the option and opportunity to view The Master in 70mm, know that I could not be more envious.

http://cigsandredvines.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-master-us-internation a l-release.html (sfw)
 
2012-09-16 04:43:07 PM  
To those few so interested, close the gaps.
 
2012-09-16 04:44:54 PM  

GBmanNC: Mulchpuppy: LouDobbsAwaaaay: They should probably just stop numbering the sequels and start calling them Resident Evil 2012, Resident Evil 2013, etc., like sports titles for console games. It's just embarrassing to hear that they've made five of those turds.

Please understand that I agree with you fully and am not one of those people who makes the popular = good arguments, BUT...

Resident Evil - $103 million
Resident Evil Apocalypse - $128 million
Resident Evil Extinction - $146 million
Resident Evil Afterlife - $295 million

It's not embarrassing that they've made five of those turds. It's embarrassing that we keep rewarding them for their efforts.

/the majority of that money is overseas
//if this film does as well as the previous one, the Resident Evil films may become a BILLION dollar franchise

Dear god you have GOT to be farking kid me. Those numbers can't be right. THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS

/first one was passable, though very little horror elements for a movie based on a horror video game...the rest, the less said the better


Im not much of a moviegoer (only saw on in the theater in the last year), but why should people not pay a ten spot for two hours of entertainment if they want to, exactly?

Do you believe that there is such a finite amount of actors, writers, and viewers that if we let resident evil bomb it would be replaced by whatever standard of perfection you desire?
 
2012-09-16 04:53:14 PM  

Flappyhead: Carth: Last Once of Courage came in 15th with only 1.7 million? That means Obama is instantly reelected and Mitt has to wear a clown nose for 2 months right?

Heh just looked that movie up. Regular people have MFF porn for there fapping needs, fundies have that.


Funny, I was just thinking that I'd go see it if Rusty Joiner had a nice long, slow shower scene in it.

Come to think of it, it probably would have done better with the GOP base if it had. He looks exactly like a person who should be called "Rusty Joiner":

www.cozzifantutti.com
 
2012-09-16 05:12:00 PM  

Smackledorfer: GBmanNC: Mulchpuppy: LouDobbsAwaaaay: They should probably just stop numbering the sequels and start calling them Resident Evil 2012, Resident Evil 2013, etc., like sports titles for console games. It's just embarrassing to hear that they've made five of those turds.

Please understand that I agree with you fully and am not one of those people who makes the popular = good arguments, BUT...

Resident Evil - $103 million
Resident Evil Apocalypse - $128 million
Resident Evil Extinction - $146 million
Resident Evil Afterlife - $295 million

It's not embarrassing that they've made five of those turds. It's embarrassing that we keep rewarding them for their efforts.

/the majority of that money is overseas
//if this film does as well as the previous one, the Resident Evil films may become a BILLION dollar franchise

Dear god you have GOT to be farking kid me. Those numbers can't be right. THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS

/first one was passable, though very little horror elements for a movie based on a horror video game...the rest, the less said the better

Im not much of a moviegoer (only saw on in the theater in the last year), but why should people not pay a ten spot for two hours of entertainment if they want to, exactly?

Do you believe that there is such a finite amount of actors, writers, and viewers that if we let resident evil bomb it would be replaced by whatever standard of perfection you desire?


No, but I believe producers are rational actors and if they see larger returns on investment from crappy mindless movies that have mass appeal overseas they will make those instead of more complex movies with strong appeal in the domestic market.
 
2012-09-16 05:26:29 PM  

Imperious Rex!: I have to say I love these movies in a shameful way. Yes they are horrible and cheesetastic, but I simply can't help myself. They are absolutely mindless entertainment and I don't mind that one bit.

They scratch so many itches:

-violent women
-zombies
-post-apocalyptic scenario
-ridiculous stunts


Same here....but I'll wait until it hits the local "second-run"/budget theater. I don't want to hand over $10 just to see this cheesiness.
 
2012-09-16 05:42:32 PM  

Mulchpuppy: It's embarrassing that we keep rewarding them for their efforts.


If you think about it, it really isn't a bad thing. People are prefering more and more a series with arch/continuation, at least in part, that's reflected in TV as well.

Compare it to shoes. We've gone beyond basic moccasins as a rough covering, and people are now doing things to taste. Obviously a good Nike is different than a set of custom cowboy boots and each have their time and place. We're better off for having the variety, even if you'd never be caught dead wearing them.
 
2012-09-16 05:53:10 PM  
RE was a by-the-book plot-what-plot video game that they telegraphed in the first 15 minutes. The opening sequence was very fun, but it's just watching someone play the video game.

We debated long and hard whether to go IMAX 3D, Real 3D, or just regular 2D, and went with 2D.

It also had the obligatory as-nude-as-you-can-get shot of Milla
 
2012-09-16 06:24:38 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: It also had the obligatory as-nude-as-you-can-get shot of Milla


...which is a perfectly good reason to watch the movie.

/will be watching the movie
 
2012-09-16 06:36:59 PM  
So is the RE plot the same as RE5? I want to see Wesker say "COMPLETE.GLOBAL.SATURATION!"
 
2012-09-16 06:56:06 PM  

Carth: Last Once of Courage came in 15th with only 1.7 million? That means Obama is instantly reelected and Mitt has to wear a clown nose for 2 months right?


No, but it does mean that Last Ounce of Courage made 1.7 million dollars, which is depressing enough.
 
2012-09-16 07:01:16 PM  

Smackledorfer: m not much of a moviegoer (only saw on in the theater in the last year), but why should people not pay a ten spot for two hours of entertainment if they want to, exactly?


So much THIS!
I find the people who biatch and moan the most about movies really can't afford to go in the first place.
I just go in and be entertained. Liked Abe Libcoln, Sucker Punch. Heck even Battleship had its moments, but I guess I have more disposable income to just say "whatever" if the movie sucks..

OK, I did walk out of Insidious though. That was one turd of a movie and I just sat there thinking "I could be visting friends right now or at the very least doing some work around the house."
 
2012-09-16 07:09:01 PM  
The synopsis of insidious on imbd seems less interesting than the old 'ghost in a jar' on ebay.

I'm hoping house at the end of the street is good. I love horror as a concept but they rarely meet my hopes.
 
2012-09-16 07:09:02 PM  

Zombie DJ: Smackledorfer: m not much of a moviegoer (only saw on in the theater in the last year), but why should people not pay a ten spot for two hours of entertainment if they want to, exactly?

So much THIS!
I find the people who biatch and moan the most about movies really can't afford to go in the first place.
I just go in and be entertained. Liked Abe Libcoln, Sucker Punch. Heck even Battleship had its moments, but I guess I have more disposable income to just say "whatever" if the movie sucks..

OK, I did walk out of Insidious though. That was one turd of a movie and I just sat there thinking "I could be visting friends right now or at the very least doing some work around the house."


I make a lot of money. RE:R was bad. Yeah, some of the action was good and seeing Sienna again with faptastic cleavage was awesome but the movie had a very lame plot (actually, it didn't have a plot. It had a premise: Get Out), and plot holes so big you could put an Umbrella Prime station through them.

"Not being able to afford it" is one thing, it's just that this movie really is one that you should torrent because the creators really do deserve a fark you for it.
 
2012-09-16 07:12:47 PM  

Mulchpuppy: It's not embarrassing that they've made five of those turds. It's embarrassing that we keep rewarding them for their efforts.


I'm not sure what your problem is. The first one had some groaning, but otherwise I thought they did exactly what they set out to do. They're not classic examples of culture-changing films with a challenging stories expertly crafted dialog, but they're perfectly serviceable action films.
 
2012-09-16 07:21:40 PM  

flamingboar: So is the RE plot the same as RE5? I want to see Wesker say "COMPLETE.GLOBAL.SATURATION!"


No, thank God. I'd hate to watch an hour and a half of Sheva stealing everyone's green herbs.
 
2012-09-16 07:27:54 PM  

Imperious Rex!: flamingboar: So is the RE plot the same as RE5? I want to see Wesker say "COMPLETE.GLOBAL.SATURATION!"

No, thank God. I'd hate to watch an hour and a half of Sheva stealing everyone's green herbs.


I only played it on co-op with my future wife, so I never had to deal with the crazy AI. I heard Sheva would blow through ammo for every gun except the shot gun.
 
2012-09-16 07:38:52 PM  
That may be the next one, which should wrap up the movie franchise.

/when's the next Paranormal Activity?
 
2012-09-16 07:50:14 PM  
Also of note, the same distribution company Rocky Mountain Pictures that released the hit political documentary 2016: Obama's America on Friday opened Last Ounce of Courage. Both pics were in the Top 10 on Friday but fell out by Sunday. The newest pic aimed at "freedom-loving faith-based" audiences should have received a slow rollout. Instead, it debuted in 1,407 theaters with a marketing push including TV buys. Once again, this kind of movie produces strong pre-sales then grosses dwindle. It opened with a $1.7 weekend. Not sure if this pic has legs.

Please tell me they forgot a letter on the "$1.7"
 
2012-09-16 07:54:55 PM  

Misch: Also of note, the same distribution company Rocky Mountain Pictures that released the hit political documentary 2016: Obama's America on Friday opened Last Ounce of Courage. Both pics were in the Top 10 on Friday but fell out by Sunday. The newest pic aimed at "freedom-loving faith-based" audiences should have received a slow rollout. Instead, it debuted in 1,407 theaters with a marketing push including TV buys. Once again, this kind of movie produces strong pre-sales then grosses dwindle. It opened with a $1.7 weekend. Not sure if this pic has legs.

Please tell me they forgot a letter on the "$1.7"


Well it was $1.7 but then the person bought a medium popcorn and soda which pushed it to $1.7 million
 
2012-09-16 08:10:59 PM  

Pandora's Litterbox: To all of you indescribably fortunate (magnificent) bastards who either had (and accepted) or will soon be provided with the option and opportunity to view The Master in 70mm, know that I could not be more envious.

http://cigsandredvines.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-master-us-internation a l-release.html (sfw)


Next week at the Cinerama in Seattle, biatches!
 
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