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(Deadline)   Zero Dark Thirty waterboards the competition at the box office with $24.5 million, and both A Haunted House and Gangster Squad bomb but take the next two spots as everyone's over Django   (deadline.com) divider line 86
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2013-01-13 12:13:58 PM
Except for, ya know, the Academy which just nominated Django for six Oscars.
 
2013-01-13 12:26:41 PM

CavalierEternal: Except for, ya know, the Academy which just nominated Django for six Oscars.


Pretty much this.

Subby, I'll boil this down to terms that even you can understand: shut up.
 
2013-01-13 12:52:35 PM
Gangster Squad sucked. It was like a James Cagney movie shot today, except even preachier. It's laughable to compare it to L.A. Confidential.
 
2013-01-13 01:15:01 PM
Zero Dark Thirty was so farking boring. At 2 hours and 37 minutes long, with the only awesome part being at the very end, it was "spunky red haired biatch interrogates people and yells at her bosses".

I liked "The Hurt Locker" despite the many technical inaccuracies in the film, because the tension was palpable. But this.. holy shiat.

/if "The English Patient" is any indicator, the movie is boring enough to win a bunch of oscars.
 
2013-01-13 02:36:00 PM
Saw Gangster Squad last night. ...."meh".

Here's a bunch of undeveloped people you don't care about. Let's watch them do...stuff...
 
2013-01-13 02:40:59 PM
If guns are banned in this country, how will anyone ever make another movie?

Once guns are banned, only actors will have guns.
 
2013-01-13 02:43:07 PM
Oh and Django was awesome. I wanted to either see it again, or zero dark. Holy hell, my phone is typing the letter q all over the place by itself. I think I deleted them all.
 
2013-01-13 02:44:16 PM
Zero Dark Thirty was like Homeland with anything remotely interesting edited out.
/Hurt Locker was pretty badass though.
 
2013-01-13 02:49:26 PM

taxandspend: Zero Dark Thirty cost $40 million to make. It has yet to make a profit after four weeks.
A Haunted House cost $2.5 million to make. It turned a profit in its first day. If that's a bomb then screw being successful.


Up until Friday, Zero Dark Thirty was only playing on like 5 screens.

Farking awards season releases, how do they work?
 
2013-01-13 02:54:40 PM
zd30 is going to make money because 'merika.

I also just wanted to say gangster squad is the lamest movie name I've heard in a while.
 
2013-01-13 03:00:24 PM
Well, had thought about seeing ZDT, but I guess I'll wait. If I want to see boring war dramas, I'll just watch the history channel. Gangster Squad never looked appealing.

/where's the troll who claims the hobbit is a failure every week?
 
2013-01-13 03:04:26 PM
Whereas I saw 'This is 40' last night.

fark me, what a whining wandering pointless movie. It had some laughs, but it didn't have a plot. And 2.5 hours for a plotless 'life sucks at 40' barely-funny comedy was just painful.
 
2013-01-13 03:04:38 PM

taxandspend: stoli n coke: taxandspend: Zero Dark Thirty cost $40 million to make. It has yet to make a profit after four weeks.
A Haunted House cost $2.5 million to make. It turned a profit in its first day. If that's a bomb then screw being successful.

Up until Friday, Zero Dark Thirty was only playing on like 5 screens.

Farking awards season releases, how do they work?

Sometime, they don't work that well. Look at A Promised Land. My only point is it's stupid to call A Haunted House a bomb when it's instantly profitable. Also, the movie had a higher theater average than 30DZ.


Probably because it's an hour shorter and can get at least 2 more showings per screen per day.
Now, shut up, Marlon. Your movie sucks.
 
2013-01-13 03:05:18 PM
Why anyone would pay money to see any movie with that anti-American a-hole Sean Penn in it is beyond me. What he has done, visiting America's enemies like Saddam and Hugo Chavez, is almost treasonous.

He goes overseas and gives aid and comfort to our enemies and then comes back to America to take advantgae of everything we have to offer.

So what you do is buy a ticket to ZD 30, Les Miz, and Django and then walk into Ganster Squad. It is what I did. ; )
 
2013-01-13 03:07:19 PM

darkedgefan: Why anyone would pay money to see any movie with that anti-American a-hole Sean Penn in it is beyond me. What he has done, visiting America's enemies like Saddam and Hugo Chavez, is almost treasonous.

He goes overseas and gives aid and comfort to our enemies and then comes back to America to take advantgae of everything we have to offer.

So what you do is buy a ticket to ZD 30, Les Miz, and Django and then walk into Ganster Squad. It is what I did. ; )


Does it hurt being that stupid?
 
2013-01-13 03:08:18 PM
I am amazed to see all the Butthurt over ZD30 and I believe it's because you fools just don't like the fact that this worked.

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and as much as Obummer wants to take credit, none of it would have been possible without GW making the tough decisions. So props to Obummer for making the call, but thank you Mr. Bush!
 
2013-01-13 03:11:53 PM
I thought ZD30 was excellent. Jessica Chastain gives a great performance, and there's a lot of good casting for the secondary characters too (I barely recognized Mark Strong with hair and an American accent). It's the mark of a good non-fictional history movie when it can create tension even when you already know the outcome. The raid sequence at the end is just masterfully done.
 
2013-01-13 03:12:19 PM

taxandspend: A Haunted House cost $2.5 million to make. It turned a profit in its first day. If that's a bomb then screw being successful.


To put it in perspective ZDT would have to make 400 million and Django would have to make 1 billion to equal budget to return of what the (admittedly) awful Haunted House will make.
 
2013-01-13 03:12:34 PM
I saw Django on Friday night at our local Studio Movie Grill, and I have to say I found it VERY enjoyable. Blood and violence, lots of cussing, and copious amounts of humor thrown in. The theater I was in looked, if not packed to capacity, pretty damn full. I loved it. Lots of fun, and I hope it sticks around in theaters for a while.
 
2013-01-13 03:15:22 PM

stoli n coke: darkedgefan: Why anyone would pay money to see any movie with that anti-American a-hole Sean Penn in it is beyond me. What he has done, visiting America's enemies like Saddam and Hugo Chavez, is almost treasonous.

He goes overseas and gives aid and comfort to our enemies and then comes back to America to take advantgae of everything we have to offer.

So what you do is buy a ticket to ZD 30, Les Miz, and Django and then walk into Ganster Squad. It is what I did. ; )

Does it hurt being that stupid?


Does it hurt missing that many obvious jokes?
 
2013-01-13 03:26:54 PM

Mr. Chainsaw: I thought ZD30 was excellent. Jessica Chastain gives a great performance, and there's a lot of good casting for the secondary characters too (I barely recognized Mark Strong with hair and an American accent). It's the mark of a good non-fictional history movie when it can create tension even when you already know the outcome. The raid sequence at the end is just masterfully done.


THIS.

/my IMDB rating 10/10
 
2013-01-13 03:34:11 PM

Brick-House: I am amazed to see all the Butthurt over ZD30 and I believe it's because you fools just don't like the fact that this worked.

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and as much as Obummer wants to take credit, none of it would have been possible without GW making the tough decisions. So props to Obummer for making the call, but thank you Mr. Bush!


So you figured too many people in the Politics tab had you blocked?

3.bp.blogspot.com

/FYI
 
2013-01-13 03:37:30 PM

mjbok: the (admittedly) awful Haunted House


It was goofy fun though. Paranormal Activity and it's sequels deserved being parodied anyway.
 
2013-01-13 03:45:14 PM
Oh yeah, and it really is bullshiat that it got the Best Picture nomination but Bigelow got snubbed for Best Director.
 
2013-01-13 04:03:26 PM

Mr. Chainsaw: I thought ZD30 was excellent. Jessica Chastain gives a great performance, and there's a lot of good casting for the secondary characters too (I barely recognized Mark Strong with hair and an American accent). It's the mark of a good non-fictional history movie when it can create tension even when you already know the outcome. The raid sequence at the end is just masterfully done.


Agreed. While I had a few issues with the movie... Dan's frat bro dialog (which I assume is the way the real life Dan talks, but it was just goddamn painful and took me out of the movie more than a few time) and the extended scene showing them detonating the first helo specifically... I thought it was beautifully done. Not Best Picture worthy, but Best Picture nom worthy for sure.
 
2013-01-13 04:58:02 PM
tarantino fans get more butthurt than gaga fans.
 
2013-01-13 05:14:52 PM
How did "A Haunted House" bomb??? Looks like profit was made.
 
2013-01-13 05:20:59 PM

Riotboy: Mr. Chainsaw: I thought ZD30 was excellent. Jessica Chastain gives a great performance, and there's a lot of good casting for the secondary characters too (I barely recognized Mark Strong with hair and an American accent). It's the mark of a good non-fictional history movie when it can create tension even when you already know the outcome. The raid sequence at the end is just masterfully done.

THIS.

/my IMDB rating 10/10



Guess you don't see too may really good movies, huh?
Too bad.
 
2013-01-13 05:23:28 PM

parkerlewis: How did "A Haunted House" bomb??? Looks like profit was made.



Depends on what your definition of "bomb" is. Is.
 
2013-01-13 05:25:04 PM
Zero Dark Thirty: A spunky, driven woman of ambiguous age and in fit shape struggles to advance her career in a male, ego-centric environment. Also known as, 'Kathryn Bigelow's Mary Sue Adventures'.
 
2013-01-13 05:33:00 PM

Darth Macho: Zero Dark Thirty: A spunky, driven woman of ambiguous age and in fit shape struggles to advance her career in a male, ego-centric environment. Also known as, 'Kathryn Bigelow's Mary Sue Adventures'.


Maybe she can be the next show runner for Doctor Who.

//Hated Rose
 
2013-01-13 05:42:53 PM

Mr. Chainsaw: Oh yeah, and it really is bullshiat that it got the Best Picture nomination but Bigelow got snubbed for Best Director.


Bigelow can't direct a decent action scene.
 
2013-01-13 05:51:07 PM

Mr. Chainsaw: Oh yeah, and it really is bullshiat that it got the Best Picture nomination but Bigelow got snubbed for Best Director.


9 films were nominated for Best Picture. There are only 5 slots for Best Director. What do you do, hotshot? What do you do?
 
2013-01-13 07:10:34 PM

mjbok: Mr. Chainsaw: Oh yeah, and it really is bullshiat that it got the Best Picture nomination but Bigelow got snubbed for Best Director.

9 films were nominated for Best Picture. There are only 5 slots for Best Director. What do you do, hotshot? What do you do?


SHOOT THE MOVIE
 
2013-01-13 07:10:41 PM
I enjoyed the movie. Didn't check my phone to see how much longer we had to go before it ended once. It pulled me in. But the part I am never going to forget is the very end. The screen darkens, the movie theater is entirely still, and the dude behind me blurts out, "Well, where she want to go?"

It was such a perfect tension breaker.

/levity ftw
 
2013-01-13 07:12:27 PM

Lurk sober post drunk: SHOOT THE MOVIE


Keyboard, owed.
 
2013-01-13 07:21:13 PM

mjbok: Mr. Chainsaw: Oh yeah, and it really is bullshiat that it got the Best Picture nomination but Bigelow got snubbed for Best Director.

9 films were nominated for Best Picture. There are only 5 slots for Best Director. What do you do, hotshot? What do you do?


Well, in the Academy's case this year, give 4 of the nominations to directors with no chance of beating Spielberg.

Seriously, you had 4 directors with movies that were praised as much or more than Lincoln that were commercially successful, and they all got passed over in favor of a director whose movie was polarizing at best, a director whose personality will keep him from ever winning, and two directors whose movies nobody has seen.
 
2013-01-13 07:32:12 PM

coco ebert: Gangster Squad sucked. It was like a James Cagney movie shot today, except even preachier. It's laughable to compare it to L.A. Confidential.


It was "LA Confidential" meets "Dick Tracy". Sean Penn even looked like a Dick Tracy villain.

And why did Ryan Gosling feel the need to perform the role in a high-pitched "Aww Shucks Fellas" kind of a voice? There was no need for that at all.
 
2013-01-13 07:38:02 PM

stoli n coke: two directors whose movies nobody has seen.


Other than screeners, no one had seen Zero Dark Thirty before this week. I agree Argo (Affleck) should have been nominated. Haven't seen Django.

It is possible that people thought those other movies were better directed.

If Spielberg directs a non-action film, he'll get nominated. That's just the way it is. Same thing with Scorcese. Nicholson, Pacino, DeNiro, Washington, Hunt, Roberts, and a few other actors are pretty much guaranteed to get nominated if they in a film that consists of them doing little more than crapping in a hat.

The winner of Best Picture is often not the best picture that year, much like the winner of the Super Bowl is often not the best team that year, or the MVP is not really the most valuable player. There's a lot of politics to it.
 
2013-01-13 07:53:37 PM

Mintberry Crunch: coco ebert: Gangster Squad sucked. It was like a James Cagney movie shot today, except even preachier. It's laughable to compare it to L.A. Confidential.

It was "LA Confidential" meets "Dick Tracy". Sean Penn even looked like a Dick Tracy villain.

And why did Ryan Gosling feel the need to perform the role in a high-pitched "Aww Shucks Fellas" kind of a voice? There was no need for that at all.


It was probably some bullsh*t method acting thing.
 
2013-01-13 08:06:09 PM
Django was hilarious, and for some odd reason the combination of Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel Jackson just clicks.
 
2013-01-13 08:25:27 PM

mjbok: stoli n coke: two directors whose movies nobody has seen.

Other than screeners, no one had seen Zero Dark Thirty before this week. I agree Argo (Affleck) should have been nominated. Haven't seen Django.

It is possible that people thought those other movies were better directed.

If Spielberg directs a non-action film, he'll get nominated. That's just the way it is. Same thing with Scorcese. Nicholson, Pacino, DeNiro, Washington, Hunt, Roberts, and a few other actors are pretty much guaranteed to get nominated if they in a film that consists of them doing little more than crapping in a hat.

The winner of Best Picture is often not the best picture that year, much like the winner of the Super Bowl is often not the best team that year, or the MVP is not really the most valuable player. There's a lot of politics to it.


Zero Dark Thirty has been in New York, L.A., and D.C. for nearly a month. It came out in those cities 6 days before Django and Les Mis, so I don't buy the screeners argument.

Beasts of the Southern Wild was a very good movie, but I don't think the director did a better job than Tom Hooper, Ben Affleck, or Tarantino. It seemed more like a movie that will dominate the Independent Spirit Awards.

Lincoln was a good movie, but it did not deserve a lot of the nominations it got. I agree that Spielberg did a good job, but his contribution was not on the level of Schindler's List, Private Ryan, or even Munich. It was set piece, set piece, speech, rinse repeat.

Lewis deserves everything he gets, but Sally Field? Seriously? She was just kind of there.

Given the director and supporting actor category, it really seems the nominations were slanted to favor Lincoln. I know the Oscars are political, but this year, they made it kind of obvious.
 
2013-01-13 08:59:44 PM
I knew the Oscars were a scam the year Forest Gump (not a bad movie) beat Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption for best picture.
 
2013-01-13 09:04:33 PM
On the basis of a previous and recent thread, I'll just say:

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I AM A BAD PERSON AND I SHOULD FEEL BAD
/but it was still funny
 
2013-01-13 09:19:39 PM

stoli n coke: Zero Dark Thirty has been in New York, L.A., and D.C. for nearly a month. It came out in those cities 6 days before Django and Les Mis, so I don't buy the screeners argument.


Ballots for what decided the nominees were due January 4th. By that time Les Mis had made just shy of 90 million and Django had made a million or two less at that point. By comparison, ZDT had made under 2 million playing in a whopping 5 theaters, so I'll stand by screeners and torrents were the way that most people had seen it before nominations were due. It also had been out around 2 weeks (Dec. 19th) which is 6 days earlier than the other two flicks, but DJ and LM were in 3005 and over 2800 more theaters respectively.
 
2013-01-13 09:26:53 PM

mjbok: stoli n coke: Zero Dark Thirty has been in New York, L.A., and D.C. for nearly a month. It came out in those cities 6 days before Django and Les Mis, so I don't buy the screeners argument.

Ballots for what decided the nominees were due January 4th. By that time Les Mis had made just shy of 90 million and Django had made a million or two less at that point. By comparison, ZDT had made under 2 million playing in a whopping 5 theaters, so I'll stand by screeners and torrents were the way that most people had seen it before nominations were due. It also had been out around 2 weeks (Dec. 19th) which is 6 days earlier than the other two flicks, but DJ and LM were in 3005 and over 2800 more theaters respectively.


And the lions share of Academy members are in New York and L.A.
It's not about how many people total saw it. It's how many Academy members saw it.

Remember, Amour just opened in selected cities this week and is up for Picture and Director. How did they make the deadline?
 
2013-01-13 09:43:19 PM

stoli n coke: It's not about how many people total saw it. It's how many Academy members saw it.


And do you think most of these people would go out with the unwashed masses and see it or watch a DVD sent to them for free?

Plus the original reason for my statements was this quote "two directors whose movies nobody has seen". It is just as likely that voters saw these other movies as Zero Dark Thirty.
 
2013-01-13 09:57:58 PM

Inaditch: I knew the Oscars were a scam the year Forest Gump (not a bad movie) beat Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption for best picture.


except of course that Red and White were the best films of 1994
 
2013-01-13 10:20:24 PM

Inaditch: I knew the Oscars were a scam the year Forest Gump (not a bad movie) beat Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption for best picture.


THIS.

Quiz Show was better than Gump, too.
 
2013-01-13 10:43:25 PM

MadSkillz: Zero Dark Thirty was so farking boring. At 2 hours and 37 minutes long, with the only awesome part being at the very end, it was "spunky red haired biatch interrogates people and yells at her bosses".

I liked "The Hurt Locker" despite the many technical inaccuracies in the film, because the tension was palpable. But this.. holy shiat.

/if "The English Patient" is any indicator, the movie is boring enough to win a bunch of oscars.


What, not enough car chases, shoot em ups, Adam Sandler, and chicks with their tits out? Based on a true story means that you don't insert shiat just to keep the meat in the seat happy.
 
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