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(Deadline)   The Hobbit passes the $600 million mark, reigning supreme at the box office. Django Unchained takes second with $31 million, and the movie about the bread crumbles to third   (deadline.com) divider line 20
    More: Followup, Quentin Tarantino, box offices, The Hobbit, Bette Midler, django, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables, Rise of the Guardians  
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2012-12-30 01:17:16 PM
3 votes:
That's alot of bored movie goers.
2012-12-30 01:42:05 PM
2 votes:
I don't have three hours to watch a bunch of people walk across New Zealand, I don't have three hours to listen to a bunch of pointless dialogue from a guy who had one good idea and stretched it over a multi-decade career and I definitely don't have three hours to watch a musical I have seen performed live. Did I get everything?
2012-12-31 10:10:21 AM
1 votes:
Django Unchained was off the Chain!!
2012-12-31 05:34:17 AM
1 votes:

The Incredible Sexual Egg: Popcorn Johnny: Something I really didn't understand about Django was Dr Schultz's extreme reaction to being asked to shake Candy's hand.  Seemed like QT struggled to find a way to get the film the the place he wanted it to go.

Candy had an equally extreme reaction to Schultz not wanting to shake his hand. Schultz was either completely disgusted by him at that point and wanted nothing to do with him, or he suspected him of being up to no good.


I read it as Schultz always having all these big, elaborate plans and they always go perfectly, now here's one of his grand schemes that just went spectacularly to shiat, damn near getting himself and Django killed and Broomhilda maimed. He's sensible and far more enlightened than most of the people he deals with, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have an ego that just got beat to hell. Schultz is always the one who is a step ahead of everyone else and he just got seriously one-upped. He's embarrassed as can be as it is, and Candy's now trying to force him do another thing he doesn't want to do. Schultz is thinking that worst case scenario, Candy's going to pull some shenanigans to try to kill me; best case scenario, me going over there and shaking his hand is just going to be him getting the upper hand on me again. Either way, he just wanted to be out of the situation and finally did what he did to salvage what was left of his pride.
2012-12-31 02:00:27 AM
1 votes:

Brick-House: If you haven't seen Les Mis yet, SEE IT, if for no other reason then Anne Hathaway's Dream a Dream. I don't get emotional at movies, that's what I have a wife for. But damn if that didn't move me.


I honestly thought Susan Boyle's was more powerful.

Tax Boy: At least on the stage there's an intermission.


TRUTH. My wife loves Les Mis but didn't care for the film. I commented on the length and she pointed this fact out to me and it makes a ton of sense.
2012-12-31 01:37:58 AM
1 votes:

texdent:
When Django kills the sister from upstairs and she goes flying into the next room. I kept trying to figure out how that was possible.


The film is designed to be an Italian western. They were sort of the John Woo movies of the mid-20th century, realism was not usually the highest priority (with a few exceptions, the Clint Eastwood ones toned down the craziness of the action scenes a bit).

The specific movie on which the Tarantino flick was based, Django, had action scenes usually described as outright surreal.

So... basically what's bothering you is intentional, and it's actually stranger that you missed the other 80% of the movie that's essentially throwing the bird at physics as it speeds by on a neon plaid rocket-bear toward Alpha Centauri. Maybe you watch too many '90s action movies and have become desensitized.
2012-12-30 11:10:45 PM
1 votes:
Read the Hobbit, loved it. Saw the Hobbit, also loved it. I remembered lines from the book during certain scenes, and at the same time felt like I was watching a D&D game.

My favorite sequence has to be the storm giant battle.
2012-12-30 10:26:06 PM
1 votes:

Mugato: miniflea: Your point is not wrong, but in the book this was handled much better. The army of the dead never showed up at Minas Tirith at all, they lifted the siege of Pelargir, and Gondorian forces from that city sailed north to Minas Tirith. I'm also upset that they didn't depict the Rohirrim dismount and form a shield wall. I also always thought the wide shots of the orcs lined up in nice neat rectangles was silly.

Well it's like the fate of Sauroman. There was a lot of stuff left as required reading to the books. Not that I'm saying they aren't well made films, I couldn't do any better. Maybe.


I can sit around and nitpick all the little things I would have liked to be different, but at the end of the day I love the films. Maybe someone could have done better than Jackson, but I think the vast majority would have done far worse. I am aware that as someone knowledgeable about the books I see the films differently than someone who has never read them though.
2012-12-30 06:54:28 PM
1 votes:

PIP_the_TROLL: Plant Rights Activist: I am seriously starting to hate those deus ex machina giant eagles.

It's very fitting that you should refer to them in that manner since that is quite literally what they are. They are direct agents of Heaven on Middle Earth, and like all divine processes they operate according to God's plans, not man's. So in that respect any intervention at all is a boon not to be questioned - especially concerning the lengths or convenience of that intervention.

But yeah, woulda been nice if they'd flown them a little closer ;)


The Lord of the Rings movies are full of deus ex machina.

"Hey, it's a big battle and we're getting our ass kicked! Wait! there's some elves coming over the hill, we're saved!"

"Hey, it's a big battle and we're getting our ass kicked! Wait, there's this army of the undead I had stored in my ass, we're saved!"

"Hey, Sauroman is...oh he's dead. That's in the deleted scenes."

"Hey, we're dying here on this volcano! Might as well suck each other off like we've been talking about! Wait, here's some eagles to carry us to safety? Why didn't they just....nevermind. We're saved!"
2012-12-30 05:00:37 PM
1 votes:

Plant Rights Activist: I am seriously starting to hate those deus ex machina giant eagles.


It's very fitting that you should refer to them in that manner since that is quite literally what they are. They are direct agents of Heaven on Middle Earth, and like all divine processes they operate according to God's plans, not man's. So in that respect any intervention at all is a boon not to be questioned - especially concerning the lengths or convenience of that intervention.

But yeah, woulda been nice if they'd flown them a little closer ;)
2012-12-30 04:12:27 PM
1 votes:

NeoCortex42: mialynneb: Also - I really love Christoph Waltz.

After Inglorious Basterds and now Django, I'll check out anything Christoph Waltz shows up in. The fact that he's starring in a Terry Gilliam Sci-Fi movie coming out next year has me really excited.


Just stay the fark away from The Green Hornet. Even he couldn't save that piece of crap, which is disappointing because Eternal Sunshine is such a good movie.
2012-12-30 04:02:07 PM
1 votes:

mialynneb: Also - I really love Christoph Waltz.


After Inglorious Basterds and now Django, I'll check out anything Christoph Waltz shows up in. The fact that he's starring in a Terry Gilliam Sci-Fi movie coming out next year has me really excited.
2012-12-30 03:57:29 PM
1 votes:

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: I was kind of stunned to hear Django Unchained was so long. Who makes a B-movie even close to 2-hours, much less far longer?


Spaghetti westerns can run on the long side. Good, the Bad, and the Ugly was almost 3 hours, as was Once Upon A Time in the West and Duck You Sucker. Since QT steals a lot from Sergio Leone, the run time seemed about right.

With the exception of Reservior Dogs and Death Proof, all his movies have been at least 2 and a half hours (Kill Bill was a 4-hour movie), so I was expecting it.
2012-12-30 03:53:16 PM
1 votes:
Something I really didn't understand about Django was Dr Schultz's extreme reaction to being asked to shake Candy's hand.  Seemed like QT struggled to find a way to get the film the the place he wanted it to go.
2012-12-30 03:50:39 PM
1 votes:

stoli n coke: mialynneb: Saw Django last night and thought it was excellent. Could have trimmed a half hour only because I really had to pee.

Spoiler

The scene with the hoods had me in tears!


Can't help but think Foxx helped write that one. Seemed almost like it could have been an In Living Color sketch.


It reminded me of Blazing Saddles.

Also - I really love Christoph Waltz.
2012-12-30 03:36:19 PM
1 votes:
Django could have trimmed the winter bounty hunting scenes and Les Mis... could've just ended the damn movie like almost an hour earlier than it did. Jesus, that movie dragged on.

Didn't like being left waiting for the sequel to The Hobbit. I am seriously starting to hate those deus ex machina giant eagles.
2012-12-30 03:10:10 PM
1 votes:

Marisyana: I just went and saw Lincoln again.  It remained awesome.


I don't go to the movies (not a snobby thing, there are plenty of movies I want to see I just can't get around to seeing them), but I made an effort to see both Lincoln and Argo and both movies make you feel proud to be an American.

I saw Lincoln with my dad and when it finished he started to clap and everybody else joined in.

zero dark thirty is next.
2012-12-30 02:41:13 PM
1 votes:
I thought the Hobbit great. Much better than ROTK.

Also, the actor who played Bilbo was so much better than Frodo.

Good fun and not boring at all. It could have used a ten minute intermission though.
2012-12-30 02:33:45 PM
1 votes:
I just went and saw Lincoln again.  It remained awesome.
2012-12-30 02:15:10 PM
1 votes:
I saw Django...the D is silent...Unchained last night. The theater was packed. There was only one time I was taken out of the movie

Spoilers


When Django kills the sister from upstairs and she goes flying into the next room. I kept trying to figure out how that was possible.
 
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