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(Newser)   Who was that masked man, anyway? Perhaps it would have been better if Disney never found out. The company yesterday announced it has projected it will lose $160 million to $190 million on flop The Lone Ranger   (newser.com) divider line 122
    More: Fail, Lone Ranger, Disney, Peter Travers, Jerry Bruckheimer, Johnny Depp  
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2013-08-07 06:06:33 PM  

justtray: D135: losing $100M to get $5M back on your tax return is still a $95M loss.

That's not how corporate accounting works.

You pay tax on your yearly corporate profits, not on a per movie basis.


I'm very sorry, I didn't realize that I had said "you pay federal corporate income tax on a per project basis."

What I had intended to say was "purposefully throwing away money for 'write-offs' if farking retarded and marginal tax brackets don't work that way"

/very sorry for the confusion
 
2013-08-07 06:25:37 PM  

Foxxinnia: How the hell do you manage to spend $225 Million on a western?


Real silver bullets fired by Gatling gun.
 
2013-08-07 06:33:21 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Piizzadude: Mrbogey: J. Frank Parnell: That'll teach you to try new franchises. Now get back to casting Batman 14.

The Lone Ranger is a "new" concept?

He didnt say concept, he said franchise.

The Lone Ranger is a new franchise?


They had hoped, I didn't way it was
 
2013-08-07 06:51:35 PM  
Alongside "WTF were they thinking?",  I should also say "Hate the sin, love the sinners".

I'm bored with hating Johnny Depp and Armand Hammer is cute.  So I'll wish them both good luck for any future their careers have left.
 
2013-08-07 07:11:03 PM  

Lodger: My wife saw it and asked if Lucas ever had any original ideas ("Banths / Banthas, Jedak / Jedi?")


huh.....i did not know that as i didn't see (or read) that movie.

i re-read "The Odyssey" recently and finally made the connection between the "House Of Atrides" (i think the honorific for either agamemnon or menelaus) and wondered if "Dune"'s "House of Atreides" was related, and folks familiar iwth Herbert's work (i'm not, other than watching "Dune") said that he basically copped to stealing being inspired by the Odyssey.
 
2013-08-07 07:39:51 PM  

meat0918: Slaves2Darkness: The Lone Ranger is a tired concept that does not play well to audiences. Westerns are just not doing well at theaters in the modern age. Maybe they should have gone with Marshall Bravestarr, Silver Hawk, or Galaxy Rangers.

Really?

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Really. While True Grit did okay, I'd argue that Django is not a western it is revenge porn.
 
2013-08-07 07:44:27 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: meat0918: Slaves2Darkness: The Lone Ranger is a tired concept that does not play well to audiences. Westerns are just not doing well at theaters in the modern age. Maybe they should have gone with Marshall Bravestarr, Silver Hawk, or Galaxy Rangers.

Really?

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Really. While True Grit did okay, I'd argue that Django is not a western it is revenge porn.


It can be both.

Wasnt "Debbie does Dallas" about football and porn?

Rename it "The longest yard is a cawk"
 
2013-08-07 07:47:53 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: for good or for awesome: Isn't the fact that people are already familiar with the characters the reason they keep digging up old shows like this to make movies out of them?

They keep dragging them up because they made money in a different time, hoping they make money again.

Older generations would still be familiar, and maybe they were banking on them influencing younger generations, or something. The cowboys and indians thing isn't a big box office draw anymore, so it had to be something like that.


Yes, but in the case of the Lone Ranger, we're talking about people well into their 60s, at the youngest.  I'm in my 40s and even as a kid I was only vaguely aware of the lone ranger as some show from a bygone time.  I checked, and the Lone Ranger tv show went off the air in 1957.  So even if a kid was only 12 when the show went off the air, he'd be 68 now.
 
2013-08-07 08:14:17 PM  

rickythepenguin: Lodger: My wife saw it and asked if Lucas ever had any original ideas ("Banths / Banthas, Jedak / Jedi?")

huh.....i did not know that as i didn't see (or read) that movie.

i re-read "The Odyssey" recently and finally made the connection between the "House Of Atrides" (i think the honorific for either agamemnon or menelaus) and wondered if "Dune"'s "House of Atreides" was related, and folks familiar iwth Herbert's work (i'm not, other than watching "Dune") said that he basically copped to stealing being inspired by the Odyssey.


I saw something on TV (don't ask me what!) that was 2 hours of long and detailed exposition on why everything in the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings was nothing other than recycled & recast myths & legends - pretty much scene for scene... Beowulf, Iceland's Poetic Edda, The Finnish Kalevala, England's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, etc... or better yet  let's just go to the wikipedia...

/yada yada "there's only seven basic stories in all of literature" yada yada... cheers
 
2013-08-07 08:35:17 PM  

Hebalo: FuryOfFirestorm: RoyFokker'sGhost: Armie Hammer (aside from the name)

If you think his name is bad, consider that "Armie" is a shorten version of "Armand".

His parents should be thrown in jail for pulling that stupid crap.

Ummmm... Not sure if serious. He was named after his great grandfather, who was a pretty famous oil tycoon.


Dude, his name is Armand Hammer. Arm And Hammer.

Seriously, they could have made Armand his middle name. Naming your kid after an old dead relative is usually not a good idea, unless you want to saddle the poor kid with a name like "Aloysius" or "Murgatroyd"
 
2013-08-07 08:37:16 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: debug: FuryOfFirestorm: RoyFokker'sGhost: Armie Hammer (aside from the name)

If you think his name is bad, consider that "Armie" is a shorten version of "Armand".

His parents should be thrown in jail for pulling that stupid crap.

They can have the cell right next to Richard Marx's parents.

I want to assume that these are stage names, but who would willing choose either of those names?

I used to talk crap about Channing Tatum's name; 'Dude, you've got a name that combines two famous Hollywood actresses: Stockard Channing and Tatum O'Neal'. Then I saw 'This Is The End' and he can call himself whatever he wants from now on in my book.


The shiatty part about his name is that it's backwards. I'm still hoping he divorces his wife, marries Rooney Mara, and names his kids Smith, Miller, and Jones.
 
2013-08-07 10:53:31 PM  

meat0918: Slaves2Darkness: The Lone Ranger is a tired concept that does not play well to audiences. Westerns are just not doing well at theaters in the modern age. Maybe they should have gone with Marshall Bravestarr, Silver Hawk, or Galaxy Rangers.

Really?

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No Country for Old Men is considered as a "modern western"
 
2013-08-07 11:00:49 PM  

natazha: Outrageous Muff: Who knew spending $400m to make a movie based on a program no one under the age of 60 ever watched would be a bad business decision?

It's in the bin with "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", which was also based on characters only the War-babies and early Boomers would remember and a lousy movie with a really stupid plot.


I don't know if you're stupid or a troll, but League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was based off of a comic book.
 
2013-08-07 11:36:26 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Good. Maybe now, they'll try an original idea.


Just like "John Carter" (maybe true geeks heard of it before the movie, but I sure didn't)
 
2013-08-08 02:04:34 AM  

DisposableSavior: natazha: Outrageous Muff: Who knew spending $400m to make a movie based on a program no one under the age of 60 ever watched would be a bad business decision?

It's in the bin with "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", which was also based on characters only the War-babies and early Boomers would remember and a lousy movie with a really stupid plot.

I don't know if you're stupid or a troll, but League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was based off of a comic book.


Think lad, think. What characters were used in that comic book?
 
2013-08-08 07:23:48 AM  

FuryOfFirestorm: Hebalo: FuryOfFirestorm: RoyFokker'sGhost: Armie Hammer (aside from the name)

If you think his name is bad, consider that "Armie" is a shorten version of "Armand".

His parents should be thrown in jail for pulling that stupid crap.

Ummmm... Not sure if serious. He was named after his great grandfather, who was a pretty famous oil tycoon.

Dude, his name is Armand Hammer. Arm And Hammer.

Seriously, they could have made Armand his middle name. Naming your kid after an old dead relative is usually not a good idea, unless you want to saddle the poor kid with a name like "Aloysius" or "Murgatroyd"


Well Heavens to Aloysius!
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-08-08 12:15:09 PM  

RyansPrivates: Burr: It's not to early to revive Brisco.....

So much this.  That show was what each of the following wanted to be:

1) Wild Wild West
2) Cowboys vs. Aliens
3) Jonah Hex

That being said, Hollywood would probably fark it up.  So better just leave it where it is: a great show that I enjoyed the hell out of.


...which was made in Hollywood.
 
2013-08-08 12:17:16 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: RoyFokker'sGhost: Armie Hammer (aside from the name)

If you think his name is bad, consider that "Armie" is a shorten version of "Armand".

His parents should be thrown in jail for pulling that stupid crap.


You may want to check up on the name.
 
2013-08-08 12:33:30 PM  

Lodger: John Carter earned back its budget a month after release: link.


There's so much wrong with that link.  To calculate whether a movie has broken even take this simple formula:
Cut the domestic gross in half.
Cut the foreign gross to 30%.
Add the two together.
Subtract the sum from the budget.

73 *. 5 = 36.5
283 *.3 = 84.9

36.5+84.9=124.4
250-124.4= 128.6

That means not including advertising and print costs the movie lost almost 130 million dollars.

This ignores both print costs and advertising, but is closer to fact than what the article states.
 
2013-08-08 02:52:55 PM  

Disgruntled Goat: FuryOfFirestorm: RoyFokker'sGhost: Armie Hammer (aside from the name)

If you think his name is bad, consider that "Armie" is a shorten version of "Armand".

His parents should be thrown in jail for pulling that stupid crap.

You may want to check up on the name.


Yes, yes, I know he was named after his great-grandfather, but you'd think his parents would have put more thought into the name or made it his middle name. Obviously, even he knows his name is stupid, since he goes by the name "Armie" - which isn't any better since it makes him sound like a 5 year old.
 
2013-08-08 04:06:38 PM  
I haven't seen it.  But why would a western require the eighth highest budget of all films?
It's a western!  Painted propped up buildings, stock clothes.  Horses.  Come on.
 
2013-08-08 04:29:46 PM  

Disgruntled Goat: RyansPrivates: Burr: It's not to early to revive Brisco.....

So much this.  That show was what each of the following wanted to be:

1) Wild Wild West
2) Cowboys vs. Aliens
3) Jonah Hex

That being said, Hollywood would probably fark it up.  So better just leave it where it is: a great show that I enjoyed the hell out of.

...which was made in Hollywood.


You do realize I was using "Hollywood" to mean the movie industry, which is fairly common practice?  But if you prefer I will make the sentences more explicit so you can understand:

"That being said, the major motion picture studios, many of which are based in in the Los Angeles area, colloquially known as Hollywood ("Hollywood', henceforth),  would probably make terrible decisions that would make a moviedbased on the television series Brisco County, Jr. (coincidentally filmed in the Los Angeles area) a bad moviegoing experience; "Hollywood" wold fark it up.  So better just leave it where it is, a great Television Show (produced by Warner Brothers Television, which is part of the same company that operates Warner Brother Pictures, a movie studio), that I enjoyed immensely.
 
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