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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Robocop Reboot pushed to 2014, so this means that it MUST be good   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 49
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2012-10-16 12:22:20 AM
Unnecessary remake delayed? Too bad.
 
2012-10-16 01:42:56 AM
Lets hope this thing dies on the operating table.

/hot like Peter Weller
//they can't remake the first one without remaking the 2 sequels
 
2012-10-16 05:46:40 AM
Yeah, that's always a good sign when they put a fil in the can for another year. Maybe they saw all the bad buzz on the internet and they're re-tooling. The operative word here being "tool".
 
2012-10-16 05:49:09 AM

Mugato: Yeah, that's always a good sign when they put a fil in the can for another year. Maybe they saw all the bad buzz on the internet and they're re-tooling. The operative word here being "tool".


Hope you didn't pull a muscle with all that patting yourself on the back.

It's just a MOVIE. Who CARES?!!??!!?
 
2012-10-16 05:52:38 AM
District 9 was a stellar debut from Blomkamp. I can't wait to see Elysium.

As for this "Robocop" news:

smileylol.com
 
2012-10-16 06:04:12 AM
I hated District 9. Thought it was a total turd.
 
2012-10-16 06:13:30 AM

spamdog: I hated District 9. Thought it was a total turd.



I didn't like the first 20 minutes. I was bored to tears.
/it got better
 
2012-10-16 06:15:26 AM
I'd buy that for a dollar
 
2012-10-16 06:32:54 AM
Fine by me. Put RoboCop up against G.I. Joe in unwanted movie sequel/reboot/remake Hell and let the winner out for a weekend of whoring and general debauchery in Salt Lake City.

/Yo Joe!
 
2012-10-16 06:35:13 AM

spamdog: I hated District 9. Thought it was a total turd.


I'm with you. People tell me I didn't 'get it.' I remind them that they're pretentious arsehats who should go sit on a splintery plunger.
 
2012-10-16 06:55:48 AM

INeedAName: spamdog: I hated District 9. Thought it was a total turd.

I'm with you. People tell me I didn't 'get it.' I remind them that they're pretentious arsehats who should go sit on a splintery plunger.


or at the very least a slated deck chair.
 
2012-10-16 07:07:00 AM

urban.derelict: Lets hope this thing dies on the operating table.

/hot like Peter Weller
//they can't remake the first one without remaking the 2 sequels


There was only one sequel. Repeat!
 
2012-10-16 08:08:51 AM
Please put down the franchise. You have 20 seconds to comply.
 
2012-10-16 08:11:12 AM

INeedAName: spamdog: I hated District 9. Thought it was a total turd.

I'm with you. People tell me I didn't 'get it.' I remind them that they're pretentious arsehats who should go sit on a splintery plunger.

Alien Nation

called. It wants its plot back.
 
2012-10-16 08:14:39 AM
FTFA:

Sony/TriStar is relocating Neill Blomkamp's Elysium -- the follow-up to the director's District 9 -- from March 1 to Aug. 9.

That probably means the studio thinks it's a turkey. It's a dumping ground for B movies because box office potential is limited due to kids going back to school.
 
2012-10-16 08:16:43 AM
Notably the movie got bumped from a prime summer slot to the destined for death February slot. The studio thinks there's nothing they can do to save this movie and are attempting to make what little they can from it.

/Probably make a profit on taxes somehow.
 
2012-10-16 08:25:17 AM

thornhill: FTFA:

Sony/TriStar is relocating Neill Blomkamp's Elysium -- the follow-up to the director's District 9 -- from March 1 to Aug. 9.

That probably means the studio thinks it's a turkey. It's a dumping ground for B movies because box office potential is limited due to kids going back to school.


You got it backwards. Getting moved from March to August is a good thing. Most kids haven't started up at school yet, theaters are open longer hours and have 1 or 2 extra showings a day, and people are ducking into theaters to get out of the summer heat.

Why else do you think filmmakers fall over each other to get their movies out between Memorial Day and Labor Day?
 
2012-10-16 08:28:05 AM
I'd say the Febuary release is the giveaway. A Robocop reboot that looked to be really good would be a Summer Blockbuster, halfway decent and it would be a Holiday Headliner. They have a mess on their hands and are dumping it in the No-Mans land of Feb.

Elysium's move is a sign of some confidence. They moved it from the edge of the No Mans Land of films that will be forgotten when the Summer Blockbusters fire up to August where lesser films can linger in the aftermath of Summer and gain some respect. They don't see headliner but it has potential.
 
2012-10-16 08:32:14 AM

thornhill: FTFA:

Sony/TriStar is relocating Neill Blomkamp's Elysium -- the follow-up to the director's District 9 -- from March 1 to Aug. 9.

That probably means the studio thinks it's a turkey. It's a dumping ground for B movies because box office potential is limited due to kids going back to school.


In the middle of summer?
 
2012-10-16 08:33:37 AM

Sybarite: Please put down the franchise. You have 20 seconds to comply.


+∞
 
2012-10-16 08:49:20 AM

YodaBlues: thornhill: FTFA:

Sony/TriStar is relocating Neill Blomkamp's Elysium -- the follow-up to the director's District 9 -- from March 1 to Aug. 9.

That probably means the studio thinks it's a turkey. It's a dumping ground for B movies because box office potential is limited due to kids going back to school.

In the middle of summer?


Most colleges start by the third week in August. It's also pretty common in Southern states for public high schools and middle schools to start in the third week.

So with an August 9th release date, after two weeks at lot of your target audience is back in school.
 
2012-10-16 08:53:50 AM

stoli n coke: thornhill: FTFA:

Sony/TriStar is relocating Neill Blomkamp's Elysium -- the follow-up to the director's District 9 -- from March 1 to Aug. 9.

That probably means the studio thinks it's a turkey. It's a dumping ground for B movies because box office potential is limited due to kids going back to school.

You got it backwards. Getting moved from March to August is a good thing. Most kids haven't started up at school yet, theaters are open longer hours and have 1 or 2 extra showings a day, and people are ducking into theaters to get out of the summer heat.

Why else do you think filmmakers fall over each other to get their movies out between Memorial Day and Labor Day?


That's simple not true. The prime months are May, June and July.

Take a look at was slated for August this year:

Total Recall
The Babymakers
Soldiers of Fortune
Hope Springs
The Campaign
Freelancers
The Expendables 2
Lawless

and a bunch of other garbage.
 
2012-10-16 08:54:15 AM

thornhill: YodaBlues: thornhill: FTFA:

Sony/TriStar is relocating Neill Blomkamp's Elysium -- the follow-up to the director's District 9 -- from March 1 to Aug. 9.

That probably means the studio thinks it's a turkey. It's a dumping ground for B movies because box office potential is limited due to kids going back to school.

In the middle of summer?

Most colleges start by the third week in August. It's also pretty common in Southern states for public high schools and middle schools to start in the third week.

So with an August 9th release date, after two weeks at lot of your target audience is back in school.


Most movies make the majority of their box office during the first two weeks.

Again, how is an August release date, when some schools might be getting back in session, worse than a March release date, when every school is in session, save for a week of spring break?
 
2012-10-16 08:59:00 AM

thornhill: stoli n coke: thornhill: FTFA:

Sony/TriStar is relocating Neill Blomkamp's Elysium -- the follow-up to the director's District 9 -- from March 1 to Aug. 9.

That probably means the studio thinks it's a turkey. It's a dumping ground for B movies because box office potential is limited due to kids going back to school.

You got it backwards. Getting moved from March to August is a good thing. Most kids haven't started up at school yet, theaters are open longer hours and have 1 or 2 extra showings a day, and people are ducking into theaters to get out of the summer heat.

Why else do you think filmmakers fall over each other to get their movies out between Memorial Day and Labor Day?

That's simple not true. The prime months are May, June and July.

Take a look at was slated for August this year:

Total Recall
The Babymakers
Soldiers of Fortune
Hope Springs
The Campaign
Freelancers
The Expendables 2
Lawless

and a bunch of other garbage.


The Campaign made $90 million, Total Recall made more than $175 million, and Expendables 2 grossed nearly $300 million.

Not bad for flicks you claim were part of the "garbage dump," and a lot more than most March releases make.
 
2012-10-16 09:02:19 AM

thornhill: stoli n coke: thornhill: FTFA:

Sony/TriStar is relocating Neill Blomkamp's Elysium -- the follow-up to the director's District 9 -- from March 1 to Aug. 9.

That probably means the studio thinks it's a turkey. It's a dumping ground for B movies because box office potential is limited due to kids going back to school.

You got it backwards. Getting moved from March to August is a good thing. Most kids haven't started up at school yet, theaters are open longer hours and have 1 or 2 extra showings a day, and people are ducking into theaters to get out of the summer heat.

Why else do you think filmmakers fall over each other to get their movies out between Memorial Day and Labor Day?

That's simple not true. The prime months are May, June and July.

Take a look at was slated for August this year:

Total Recall
The Babymakers
Soldiers of Fortune
Hope Springs
The Campaign
Freelancers
The Expendables 2
Lawless

and a bunch of other garbage.


Yes the PRIME months. Meaning they don't think Elysium is going to take on Iron Man 3 or anything but think tacking it on the end of the Summer run is fine.

Look at it like Football. June and July are starters, May and August Nov and December are backups, January April and Oct are 3rd string. Feb, March, and Sept are the CFL
 
2012-10-16 09:07:52 AM

stoli n coke: thornhill: YodaBlues: thornhill: FTFA:

Sony/TriStar is relocating Neill Blomkamp's Elysium -- the follow-up to the director's District 9 -- from March 1 to Aug. 9.

That probably means the studio thinks it's a turkey. It's a dumping ground for B movies because box office potential is limited due to kids going back to school.

In the middle of summer?

Most colleges start by the third week in August. It's also pretty common in Southern states for public high schools and middle schools to start in the third week.

So with an August 9th release date, after two weeks at lot of your target audience is back in school.

Most movies make the majority of their box office during the first two weeks.

Again, how is an August release date, when some schools might be getting back in session, worse than a March release date, when every school is in session, save for a week of spring break?


March isn't a great month either, but the advantage of it, is that a movie can have a very long run if it is well received -- August you're stuck with the psychological wall of Labor Day. Case and point would be a film like Hunger Games that was shrewdly picked for a March release. It avoided having to compete with the big summer blockbusters and had weeks to itself. Similar deal with The Lorax.

An August release date means the think it will be in and out of theaters fast, and on home video in time for the holidays -- they're hoping that the recent marketing for the theatrical release will help DVD/Blu-ray sales.

Look people, this is pretty much fact. Go back and look at the August release schedule for any given year. Granted there is always one or two hits -- I'm not saying this is an absolute -- but by and large, the month is filled with the worst action and comedy movies of the summer. The box office gross for August is typically 50% less than the months May, June and July despite there usually being being more releases in August than the other months. It's a dumping ground.
 
2012-10-16 09:16:50 AM
How come Robocop, a cop, only arrests like two guys, kills everyone else, never offers or is incapable of offering medical aid, and everyone is okay with it?

Robo kills the convenience station robber or atleast cripples him. Shoots the one rapist but we never see him offer medical care or place handcuffs on the other rapist. He destroys the drug lab and kills all the badguys, which I'm okay with. But the only criminals we see him arrest are Clarence and the gas station robber the We-Killed-You-and-I-Later-I-Drive-Into-The-Van-into-the-Toxic-Waste-Co ntainer-guy.

You'd think that the police would use Robocop for really dangerous SWAT type stuff. The drug lab raid would be something he would be good at but having him just go out on regular patrol is dumb. How's he supposed to offer medical aid, settle a domestic dispute, or operate in confined spaces?

Still, I love this movie. Its a great story, good guy comes back from the grave and gets revenge on the criminals who killed him. Regains his soul in a way and goes back to protecting the people when he could go off and do whatever he wanted. "I want to be with my family, try and stop me! I'm bullet proof!"

Also was Murphy's partner the worst cop ever? I mean, she's not a bad person in that she cares for Murpy and helps him become himself again. But within hours of meeting Murphy she gets him killed because of her fark up. You'd think the other cops would be like, "hey, where were you when Murphy got gunned down?" And the one OCP guy that yells and grabs her after she tells Robocop, "Murphy it's you!" Most cops would've rode the stairs with that pricks face.

And, one last thing, what the hell was Murphy thinking when he signed the waiver for OCP to use his dead body as they pleased? "Yeah, you Corporate goons can have my body for questionable medical experiments in exchange for a coupon for 5% off my next purchase from OCP."
 
2012-10-16 09:16:56 AM

stoli n coke: thornhill: stoli n coke: thornhill: FTFA:

Sony/TriStar is relocating Neill Blomkamp's Elysium -- the follow-up to the director's District 9 -- from March 1 to Aug. 9.

That probably means the studio thinks it's a turkey. It's a dumping ground for B movies because box office potential is limited due to kids going back to school.

You got it backwards. Getting moved from March to August is a good thing. Most kids haven't started up at school yet, theaters are open longer hours and have 1 or 2 extra showings a day, and people are ducking into theaters to get out of the summer heat.

Why else do you think filmmakers fall over each other to get their movies out between Memorial Day and Labor Day?

That's simple not true. The prime months are May, June and July.

Take a look at was slated for August this year:

Total Recall
The Babymakers
Soldiers of Fortune
Hope Springs
The Campaign
Freelancers
The Expendables 2
Lawless

and a bunch of other garbage.

The Campaign made $90 million, Total Recall made more than $175 million, and Expendables 2 grossed nearly $300 million.

Not bad for flicks you claim were part of the "garbage dump," and a lot more than most March releases make.


Let's not get all Romney with your facts.

Those are worldwide grosses.

Total Recall cost $125M to makes plus probably another $50 to $75M to market. So $175M is pretty terrible. The film lost money.

The Campaign probably also cost a lot of money to make. Will Ferrell's fee is $20M, so the total budget was probably about $50M. So for a film where the star is making $20M, $90M worldwide is pretty terrible.

The Expendables 2 was a hit -- August does some have its. But it had the advantage of being a sequel. It was a much easier product to sell to people.
 
2012-10-16 09:23:39 AM

thornhill: stoli n coke: thornhill: YodaBlues: thornhill: FTFA:

Sony/TriStar is relocating Neill Blomkamp's Elysium -- the follow-up to the director's District 9 -- from March 1 to Aug. 9.

That probably means the studio thinks it's a turkey. It's a dumping ground for B movies because box office potential is limited due to kids going back to school.

In the middle of summer?

Most colleges start by the third week in August. It's also pretty common in Southern states for public high schools and middle schools to start in the third week.

So with an August 9th release date, after two weeks at lot of your target audience is back in school.

Most movies make the majority of their box office during the first two weeks.

Again, how is an August release date, when some schools might be getting back in session, worse than a March release date, when every school is in session, save for a week of spring break?

March isn't a great month either, but the advantage of it, is that a movie can have a very long run if it is well received -- August you're stuck with the psychological wall of Labor Day. Case and point would be a film like Hunger Games that was shrewdly picked for a March release. It avoided having to compete with the big summer blockbusters and had weeks to itself. Similar deal with The Lorax.

An August release date means the think it will be in and out of theaters fast, and on home video in time for the holidays -- they're hoping that the recent marketing for the theatrical release will help DVD/Blu-ray sales.

Look people, this is pretty much fact. Go back and look at the August release schedule for any given year. Granted there is always one or two hits -- I'm not saying this is an absolute -- but by and large, the month is filled with the worst action and comedy movies of the summer. The box office gross for August is typically 50% less than the months May, June and July despite there usually being being more releases in August than the other months. It's a dumping ground ...


So, pretty much fact, but not an absolute. That's why Dark Knight Rises was released a week before August started.

Since the advent of superhero blockbusters, studios have started pushing back releases of other films so they don't risk competing. That's why Dark Knight Rises was the only major release for 2 weeks.

If Expendables 2 had come out in June or July, it would have likely been 2nd or 3rd movie on people's to see lists, after movies like Avengers, Spider-Man, and Dark Knight Rises, and would have been out of theaters by the time anyone got around to wanting to see them.

August is slated for big budget movies that can't compete against something like Batman.

January and February are the dumping ground months for movies. That's when studios roll out movies they are contractually obligated to release theatrically, and those movies are usually buried under the Oscar contenders.
 
2012-10-16 09:25:02 AM

thornhill: YodaBlues: thornhill: FTFA:

Sony/TriStar is relocating Neill Blomkamp's Elysium -- the follow-up to the director's District 9 -- from March 1 to Aug. 9.

That probably means the studio thinks it's a turkey. It's a dumping ground for B movies because box office potential is limited due to kids going back to school.

In the middle of summer?

Most colleges start by the third week in August. It's also pretty common in Southern states for public high schools and middle schools to start in the third week.

So with an August 9th release date, after two weeks at lot of your target audience is back in school.


....August 9th is the second week. Movies make the majority of their grosses within the first weekend and ensuing week. August isn't the "graveyard", it's the end of primetime. You have no idea what you're talking about. If you think a movie is going to be bad, you dump it in the winter/early spring, not the end of the biggest grossing season of the year.
 
2012-10-16 09:25:05 AM

Digitalstrange: Yes the PRIME months. Meaning they don't think Elysium is going to take on Iron Man 3 or anything but think tacking it on the end of the Summer run is fine.

Look at it like Football. June and July are starters, May and August Nov and December are backups, January April and Oct are 3rd string. Feb, March, and Sept are the CFL


That's not true.

Again, there are facts here.

The best prime months are May, June, July, November and December.

The weakest are September, January and February.

As I said in another post, if you think a movie has the potential to be a sleeper hit, March and April are better months than August and October because you can have the potential for a long run. It's hard for a movie to go on a long run in August because you hit the wall of Labor Day and going back to school. With October, you're eventually going to bump into the big November releases.
 
2012-10-16 09:44:03 AM
For everyone claiming that August is such a great month, Here's the box office results by month with the number of releases in parenthesis:

May:
2012: $1.178 (59)
2011: $1.194 (44)
2010: $951.8 (42)

June:
2012: 1.308 (51)
2011: 1.141 (48)
2010: 1.409 (47)

July:
2012: 1.060 (40)
2011: 1.254 (53)
2010: 1.125 (42)

August:
2012: 731 (67)
2011: 693 (46)
2010: 646 (46)
2009: 744 (48)
2008: 655 (50)
2007: 871 (65)
2006: 672 (50)
2005: 539 (45)

November:
2011: 1.017 (43)
2010: 1.202 (35)
2009: 1.262 (45)

December:
2011: 1.097 (39)
2010: 1.089 (43)
2009: 1.636 (29)

And it turns out that more often than not March outperforms August:

March
2012: 1.116 (69) -- crushed August
2011: 658 (49) -- $40M greater than August
2010: 1.008 (43) -- crushed August
2009: 691 (47) -- $50M less than August
2008: 623 (62) -- $30M less than August
2007: 919 (60) -- $50M greater than August
2006: 820 (58) -- $150M greater than August 
2005: 632 (42) -- $90M greater than August
 
2012-10-16 09:51:56 AM
March 2011 should be 40 less.
 
2012-10-16 09:54:54 AM

Vertdang: spamdog: I hated District 9. Thought it was a total turd.


I didn't like the first 20 minutes. I was bored to tears.
/it got better


The attempt to make it look like a "real" news program (first 20 minutes) was really weak and not at all interesting. I saw a similar thing in the beginning of Starship Troopers and it sucked there too...
 
2012-10-16 09:57:07 AM

DaWormyPimpsta: Fine by me. Put RoboCop up against G.I. Joe in unwanted movie sequel/reboot/remake Hell and let the winner out for a weekend of whoring and general debauchery in Salt Lake City.

/Yo Joe!


I dunno, Retaliation actually looks good. It isn't like G.I.Joe needed that much to work, just get some basics right. And one of those basics is not having a Wayans in it.

/Maybe Damon.
//On second thought, no. Don't do that either.
 
2012-10-16 10:00:58 AM

DaWormyPimpsta: Fine by me. Put RoboCop up against G.I. Joe in unwanted movie sequel/reboot/remake Hell and let the winner out for a weekend of whoring and general debauchery in Salt Lake City.

/Yo Joe!


I liked GI Joe. It had Sienna Miller and Rachel Nichols is tight outfits. Strangely enough I don't remember much else about the movie.
 
2012-10-16 10:11:11 AM

I am Wee Todd Ed: How come Robocop, a cop, only arrests like two guys, kills everyone else, never offers or is incapable of offering medical aid, and everyone is okay with it?

Robo kills the convenience station robber or atleast cripples him. Shoots the one rapist but we never see him offer medical care or place handcuffs on the other rapist. He destroys the drug lab and kills all the badguys, which I'm okay with. But the only criminals we see him arrest are Clarence and the gas station robber the We-Killed-You-and-I-Later-I-Drive-Into-The-Van-into-the-Toxic-Waste-Co ntainer-guy.

You'd think that the police would use Robocop for really dangerous SWAT type stuff. The drug lab raid would be something he would be good at but having him just go out on regular patrol is dumb. How's he supposed to offer medical aid, settle a domestic dispute, or operate in confined spaces?

Still, I love this movie. Its a great story, good guy comes back from the grave and gets revenge on the criminals who killed him. Regains his soul in a way and goes back to protecting the people when he could go off and do whatever he wanted. "I want to be with my family, try and stop me! I'm bullet proof!"

Also was Murphy's partner the worst cop ever? I mean, she's not a bad person in that she cares for Murpy and helps him become himself again. But within hours of meeting Murphy she gets him killed because of her fark up. You'd think the other cops would be like, "hey, where were you when Murphy got gunned down?" And the one OCP guy that yells and grabs her after she tells Robocop, "Murphy it's you!" Most cops would've rode the stairs with that pricks face.

And, one last thing, what the hell was Murphy thinking when he signed the waiver for OCP to use his dead body as they pleased? "Yeah, you Corporate goons can have my body for questionable medical experiments in exchange for a coupon for 5% off my next purchase from OCP."


good points, but he does arrest two other people, ray wise's character in the night club and the black dude (imdb makes it hard to determine who's who) who is part of the gang. You'll recall during the drug lab shootout he falls over a railing and lands on some boxes when clarence is running off and later on is released when clarence and the gang go after robocop with the anti tank rifles (clarence blows up his 6000 sux near the end).
 
2012-10-16 10:11:50 AM
and personally, with the other stuff, like not offering medical aid, I presume he calls in backup to clean up the mess, like the shop at the beginning etc.
 
2012-10-16 10:15:51 AM

stoli n coke: Why else do you think filmmakers fall over each other to get their movies out between Memorial Day and Labor Day?


That used to be true back when there were maybe 7 big movies total released between those times but nowadays there are like 3/week. If you aren't The Avengers or Batman, you can get buried. The Hunger Games was released in March and it got be stay at #1 for like 5 weeks because it had no competition (except John Carter).
 
2012-10-16 10:19:20 AM

potato_chip_eating_geek: I am Wee Todd Ed: How come Robocop, a cop, only arrests like two guys, kills everyone else, never offers or is incapable of offering medical aid, and everyone is okay with it?

Robo kills the convenience station robber or atleast cripples him. Shoots the one rapist but we never see him offer medical care or place handcuffs on the other rapist. He destroys the drug lab and kills all the badguys, which I'm okay with. But the only criminals we see him arrest are Clarence and the gas station robber the We-Killed-You-and-I-Later-I-Drive-Into-The-Van-into-the-Toxic-Waste-Co ntainer-guy.

You'd think that the police would use Robocop for really dangerous SWAT type stuff. The drug lab raid would be something he would be good at but having him just go out on regular patrol is dumb. How's he supposed to offer medical aid, settle a domestic dispute, or operate in confined spaces?

Still, I love this movie. Its a great story, good guy comes back from the grave and gets revenge on the criminals who killed him. Regains his soul in a way and goes back to protecting the people when he could go off and do whatever he wanted. "I want to be with my family, try and stop me! I'm bullet proof!"

Also was Murphy's partner the worst cop ever? I mean, she's not a bad person in that she cares for Murpy and helps him become himself again. But within hours of meeting Murphy she gets him killed because of her fark up. You'd think the other cops would be like, "hey, where were you when Murphy got gunned down?" And the one OCP guy that yells and grabs her after she tells Robocop, "Murphy it's you!" Most cops would've rode the stairs with that pricks face.

And, one last thing, what the hell was Murphy thinking when he signed the waiver for OCP to use his dead body as they pleased? "Yeah, you Corporate goons can have my body for questionable medical experiments in exchange for a coupon for 5% off my next purchase from OCP."

good points, but he does arrest two other people, ray wise's ...


and another thing! I would have thought that the whole signing the body over would have been part of the OCP take over of the department as a whoile, otherwise they would have the issue with the other cops getting killed and their bodies being useless.
 
2012-10-16 10:47:01 AM
District 9 was released on August 14th, and it cleared $100 million domestic. Probably could have done better if Inglourious Basterds hadn't come out one week later (oh yeah, and it made over $100 million as well).

Can we just agree that some movies do better than others in August and move on
 
2012-10-16 11:15:12 AM
The suit looks stupid.
Like an old Batman hand me down.
At least the first look functional and robotic.

/Maybe it can open with GI Joe............
 
2012-10-16 01:38:09 PM
One last thing...
How does Robocop decide what laws to enforce? I mean, would he be able to go a mile from the police station without writing tickets for the lamest things that a cop would ignore but a machine would logically enforce. "1700 Hrs. Trash Cans on curb on a Tuesday. Trash Pickup is Wednesday morning only. Initiate: Arrest Mode"

I think there was a Ray Bradbury or a Philip K. Dick short story about a human cop that is partnered up with a robot that will eventually take over human law enforcement. The robot won't let the cop arrest this drunk driver because the drunk was below legal alcohol level. The cop and robot go to a restaurant and the cop gets a free steak meal from the owner because the cop had saved the owners life or something. The robot tells the cop that by accepting the meal he is taking a bribe and could be arrested. Some teens overhear and harass the cop before leaving. The cop tries to explain to the robot that the owner is his friend and he as a cop risks his life daily for people like the restaurant owner and if they want to show their gratitude by giving him free food so what. The cop pays the owner because the robot threatens to arrest the owner for bribery. As they are settling up the bill a radio message comes in that there has been a bad accident. The robot and cop go to the accident site. The teens that were harassing the cop were all killed in a car crash by a drunk driver. The drunk driver ends up being the same driver that the robot wouldn't let the cop arrest because he was .00001 short of being over the legal limit. The point of the story was that it takes a human to be a cop because certain laws are somewhat unenforceable and others take good judgement.
 
2012-10-16 03:57:16 PM

thornhill: FTFA:

Sony/TriStar is relocating Neill Blomkamp's Elysium -- the follow-up to the director's District 9 -- from March 1 to Aug. 9.

That probably means the studio thinks it's a turkey. It's a dumping ground for B movies because box office potential is limited due to kids going back to school.


I may just be an optimist but maybe they're retooling it as an R rated action movie satire like the original instead of a dumbed down PG-13 action movie. March is the time of year you put out movies like The Hangover that don't have big box office or Oscar bait material but will put a few adults in a movie seat.
 
2012-10-16 04:02:52 PM

steve_wmn: thornhill: FTFA:

Sony/TriStar is relocating Neill Blomkamp's Elysium -- the follow-up to the director's District 9 -- from March 1 to Aug. 9.

That probably means the studio thinks it's a turkey. It's a dumping ground for B movies because box office potential is limited due to kids going back to school.

I may just be an optimist but maybe they're retooling it as an R rated action movie satire like the original instead of a dumbed down PG-13 action movie. March is the time of year you put out movies like The Hangover that don't have big box office or Oscar bait material but will put a few adults in a movie seat.


Trend in Hollywood is to do everything as PG-13, so don't count on it.
 
2012-10-16 04:07:09 PM

thornhill: Trend in Hollywood is to do everything as PG-13, so don't count on it.


Especially after the dismal failure of Dredd (which I liked a lot). Besides, you can always tell when a movie was shot as a PG-13, even if they add some CGI blood and a few eff words.
 
2012-10-16 04:30:28 PM

Mugato: thornhill: Trend in Hollywood is to do everything as PG-13, so don't count on it.

Especially after the dismal failure of Dredd (which I liked a lot). Besides, you can always tell when a movie was shot as a PG-13, even if they add some CGI blood and a few eff words.


Yes, but aren't they still shooting? If so, there's time for a few gratuitous nude scenes or over the top drug consumption like the original.

And Dredd was a remake of a terrible original where no one in marketing managed to get the word out that they really tried for a good movie this time. So most people that remembered the Stallone crapfest stayed home.
 
2012-10-16 08:55:39 PM

thornhill: steve_wmn: thornhill: FTFA:

Sony/TriStar is relocating Neill Blomkamp's Elysium -- the follow-up to the director's District 9 -- from March 1 to Aug. 9.

That probably means the studio thinks it's a turkey. It's a dumping ground for B movies because box office potential is limited due to kids going back to school.

I may just be an optimist but maybe they're retooling it as an R rated action movie satire like the original instead of a dumbed down PG-13 action movie. March is the time of year you put out movies like The Hangover that don't have big box office or Oscar bait material but will put a few adults in a movie seat.

Trend in Hollywood is to do everything as PG-13, so don't count on it.


Hangover and Ted made a buttload of money and those are R rated. Comedy basically has to be R rated to make any money.
 
2012-10-17 10:36:55 AM

Trocadero: Hangover and Ted made a buttload of money and those are R rated. Comedy basically has to be R rated to make any money.


Comedies don't have $200mill budgets.
 
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