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(Deadline)   It's a sad state of affairs at the box office as One Direction's documentary is holding the top spot, with The Butler nipping at its heels and We're the Millers a close #3. And somehow, Elysium is still at #6   (deadline.com) divider line 88
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2013-09-01 12:54:28 PM  
Saw The Spectacular Now yesterday. Pretty sure Shailene Woodley is gonna spend the next 15 years making me love her.
 
2013-09-01 01:00:32 PM  
I watched Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster yesterday. First-rate fight choreography from Yuen Woo Ping with scene-stealing performances from Ziyi Zhang and Tielong Shang. The pacing was a tad languid, but that's a small quibble. Inevitable comparisons with Donny Yuen's portrayal of Ip Man must be drawn-and I would have to say that Tony Leung was great, though far more subdued and less.....expressive than Yuen was in the role. All in all, a solid tribute to Bruce Lee's mentor.
 
2013-09-01 02:28:44 PM  

Apos: I watched Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster yesterday. First-rate fight choreography from Yuen Woo Ping with scene-stealing performances from Ziyi Zhang and Tielong Shang. The pacing was a tad languid, but that's a small quibble. Inevitable comparisons with Donny Yuen's portrayal of Ip Man must be drawn-and I would have to say that Tony Leung was great, though far more subdued and less.....expressive than Yuen was in the role. All in all, a solid tribute to Bruce Lee's mentor.


Now you're making me want to watch Red Cliff again
 
2013-09-01 02:58:01 PM  
Maybe lot of people went to see it just out of curiosity of what a Morgan Spurlock directed boy band concert movie would be like.
 
2013-09-01 03:02:51 PM  
All hope is lost in the movie world.
 
2013-09-01 03:06:26 PM  
The comings and goings of babysitter money doesn't surprise me, but can we talk about this "Instructions Not Included" movie that apparently managed to crack the top five?  I had never heard of it until approximately five minutes ago.
 
2013-09-01 03:12:31 PM  
Well, someone had to win. There were no good options.
 
2013-09-01 03:16:51 PM  
It's Labor Day. This period before Oscar season is almost as bad as the late winter wasteland.
 
2013-09-01 03:19:10 PM  
GO SEE THE WORLD'S END
 
2013-09-01 03:21:27 PM  

Apos: I watched Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster yesterday. First-rate fight choreography from Yuen Woo Ping with scene-stealing performances from Ziyi Zhang and Tielong Shang. The pacing was a tad languid, but that's a small quibble. Inevitable comparisons with Donny Yuen's portrayal of Ip Man must be drawn-and I would have to say that Tony Leung was great, though far more subdued and less.....expressive than Yuen was in the role. All in all, a solid tribute to Bruce Lee's mentor.


Apparently the international version is a completely different cut that might alleviate the pacing problem.  Which is why I'm waiting till it releases on home video.

Also, when it comes to the theaters... wake me up when Machete Kills releases.  Then I'll go back to sleep after that.
 
2013-09-01 03:23:10 PM  

Mulchpuppy: The comings and goings of babysitter money doesn't surprise me, but can we talk about this "Instructions Not Included" movie that apparently managed to crack the top five?  I had never heard of it until approximately five minutes ago.


It sounds like it might be a cute movie.  Will rent if continues to get good buzz.
 
2013-09-01 03:23:26 PM  

CavalierEternal: GO SEE THE WORLD'S END


I was looking forward to it, but for some inexplicable reason it isn't playing in mid-michigan (saginaw, bay city, midland area). Same happened for Hot Fuzz. Baffling.
 
2013-09-01 03:24:26 PM  

CavalierEternal: GO SEE THE WORLD'S END


was it so good that you shot your gun up in the air and went "AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!"  ???
 
2013-09-01 03:28:21 PM  

Third_Uncle_Eno: CavalierEternal: GO SEE THE WORLD'S END

was it so good that you shot your gun up in the air and went "AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!"  ???


More lie a  "It was a no-holds-barred adrenaline fuelled thrill-ride, but there's no way that you could perpetrate that amount of carnage and mayhem and not incur a considerable amount of paperwork".
 
2013-09-01 03:48:34 PM  

taxandspend: In other news, after 10 weeks of release, Pacific Rim finally hit $100 million in the US.


it is also very close or covered its production budget which is great news.
 
2013-09-01 03:50:05 PM  

Carth: taxandspend: In other news, after 10 weeks of release, Pacific Rim finally hit $100 million in the US.

it is also very close or covered its production budget which is great news.


You know what would have been better news? If it was a better than mediocre movie.
 
2013-09-01 03:51:39 PM  
Still a better crime story than Breaking Bad
 
2013-09-01 03:52:02 PM  
It's been a  pretty piss poor summer. Even most of the big tent pole movies have under preformed. There are just too many of them every week, that's the problem. And they cost too damn much more than they should. Or they cost too much less than they report they cost that is.
 
2013-09-01 03:52:36 PM  
Sad state of affairs? Are you kidding? That's modern muckraker Morgan Spurlock's career as a trouble maker being destroyed for everyone to see. That's great!
 
2013-09-01 03:53:29 PM  

Mugato: It's been a  pretty piss poor summer. Even most of the big tent pole movies have under preformed. There are just too many of them every week, that's the problem. And they cost too damn much more than they should. Or they cost too much less than they report they cost that is.


This year was worth than usual. There are usually 2-3 pretty awesome big budget summer movies each year. This year had none. Like, none. The best of them was maybe Iron Man 3, maybe Star Trek. But neither of them were really good.
 
2013-09-01 03:57:28 PM  
Much less have any quotes as good as "Never drum on a white lady's boobies at a big redneck dance. Got it. "
 
2013-09-01 03:57:28 PM  

DamnYankees: Carth: taxandspend: In other news, after 10 weeks of release, Pacific Rim finally hit $100 million in the US.

it is also very close or covered its production budget which is great news.

You know what would have been better news? If it was a better than mediocre movie.


It was a great movie for the genre and a acceptable movie for mainstream audiences. I'd say it was much better than any of the Transformers and that is a multibillion dollar franchise
 
2013-09-01 04:03:10 PM  

taxandspend: In other news, after 10 weeks of release, Pacific Rim finally hit $100 million in the US.


It did that a while ago -- it's made $300 million overseas.
 
2013-09-01 04:05:38 PM  

DamnYankees: This year was worth than usual. There are usually 2-3 pretty awesome big budget summer movies each year. This year had none. Like, none. The best of them was maybe Iron Man 3, maybe Star Trek. But neither of them were really good.


And they were just sequels just coasting along that would have done some business no matter what. What really sucks is that there were some somewhat original sci-fi movies with heavyweights like Tom Cruise, Jaden Smith and Matt Damon that didn't blow anyone's skirts up. And we really could really use some good original sci-fi movies.
 
2013-09-01 04:18:03 PM  

Carth: It was a great movie for the genre and a acceptable movie for mainstream audiences. I'd say it was much better than any of the Transformers and that is a multibillion dollar franchise


It was better than Transformers for a variety of reasons. On the action tip, it was leaps and bounds better. Unlike Transformers, you could see WTF was going on. And the human elements, the down time between action scenes  weren't embarrassing and cringe worthy. The human characters weren't obnoxious and there weren't goofy borderline racist personas attributed to the robots.

It was a better big robot movie on every level that suffered because everyone's sick of the big robot movies that preceded it.
 
2013-09-01 04:20:23 PM  
Dammit, I was hoping the packed theater I saw The World's End in on Friday was a good sign :-(

(Even if it did seen like they wrote 95% of a movie before realizing "fark, we have to end this thing somehow")
 
2013-09-01 04:21:31 PM  

Mugato: What really sucks is that there were some somewhat original sci-fi movies with heavyweights like Tom Cruise, Jaden Smith and Matt Damon that didn't blow anyone's skirts up.


You're not talking about "After Earth", are you? We could use fewer "original concepts" like that one.
 
2013-09-01 04:22:35 PM  
We're the Millers is just short of 150 million in total box office after the weekend.  The word of mouth has obviously been very good.
 
2013-09-01 04:31:38 PM  

theorellior: Mugato: What really sucks is that there were some somewhat original sci-fi movies with heavyweights like Tom Cruise, Jaden Smith and Matt Damon that didn't blow anyone's skirts up.

You're not talking about "After Earth", are you? We could use fewer "original concepts" like that one.


Well it kind of ruins it when you explain the joke but yeah, while the execution might have been left to be desired, the concept of a somewhat original sci-fi film is what I'd really like to see over the usual drek.
 
2013-09-01 04:32:40 PM  

Mugato: Well it kind of ruins it when you explain the joke but yeah, while the execution might have been left to be desired, the concept of a somewhat original sci-fi film is what I'd really like to see over the usual drek.


It had a short run in theatres, but I thought "Europa Report" was very well done.
 
2013-09-01 04:33:21 PM  

Mugato: theorellior: Mugato: What really sucks is that there were some somewhat original sci-fi movies with heavyweights like Tom Cruise, Jaden Smith and Matt Damon that didn't blow anyone's skirts up.

You're not talking about "After Earth", are you? We could use fewer "original concepts" like that one.

Well it kind of ruins it when you explain the joke but yeah, while the execution might have been left to be desired, the concept of a somewhat original sci-fi film is what I'd really like to see over the usual drek.


We've seen a bunch of original Sci-Fi movies fail at the box office. I'd like to give fantasy films their chance to fail for a change.
 
2013-09-01 04:35:34 PM  

theorellior: Mugato: What really sucks is that there were some somewhat original sci-fi movies with heavyweights like Tom Cruise, Jaden Smith and Matt Damon that didn't blow anyone's skirts up.

You're not talking about "After Earth", are you? We could use fewer "original concepts" like that one.


Oblivion was also gorgeous to look at, but the overall plot was a little undercooked. It was almost there, but it needed a little something extra in the story department.

My wife has a pet theory that the movie was some weird allegory involving Nicole Kidman (redhead with a foreign accent), Katie Holmes (brunette), and Scientology (the evil computer from space).
 
2013-09-01 04:36:19 PM  

CavalierEternal: GO SEE THE WORLD'S END


Yes.
 
2013-09-01 04:38:14 PM  

Mugato: DamnYankees: This year was worth than usual. There are usually 2-3 pretty awesome big budget summer movies each year. This year had none. Like, none. The best of them was maybe Iron Man 3, maybe Star Trek. But neither of them were really good.

And they were just sequels just coasting along that would have done some business no matter what. What really sucks is that there were some somewhat original sci-fi movies with heavyweights like Tom Cruise, Jaden Smith and Matt Damon that didn't blow anyone's skirts up. And we really could really use some good original sci-fi movies.


I just watched "Oblivion" the other day...very pleasantly surprised. Just a bit above average as a movie but the production design was fantastic and the whole thing was just gorgeous. That big fight scene inside the base with the drone thing was one of the best action sequences I've seen in years, too. I was happy to see that the movie made over $200m worldwide even if it didn't do spectacularly here.
 
2013-09-01 04:40:22 PM  

Carth: We've seen a bunch of original Sci-Fi movies fail at the box office. I'd like to give fantasy films their chance to fail for a change.


Those don't really qualify. I'm talking about science fiction movies, not first year student demo reels in AfterEffects set against 90s TV stars.
 
2013-09-01 04:40:30 PM  

cptrios: Oblivion


Very solid sci-fi flick.
 
2013-09-01 04:41:32 PM  

howlinmadmurphy: CavalierEternal: GO SEE THE WORLD'S END

I was looking forward to it, but for some inexplicable reason it isn't playing in mid-michigan (saginaw, bay city, midland area). Same happened for Hot Fuzz. Baffling.


1 hour south at great lakes crossings.
 
2013-09-01 04:43:33 PM  

Shirley Ujest: 1 hour south at great lakes crossings.


It's not worth driving 5 minutes for.  Horribly overrated movie.
 
2013-09-01 04:45:50 PM  

Mad_Radhu: theorellior: Mugato: What really sucks is that there were some somewhat original sci-fi movies with heavyweights like Tom Cruise, Jaden Smith and Matt Damon that didn't blow anyone's skirts up.

You're not talking about "After Earth", are you? We could use fewer "original concepts" like that one.

Oblivion was also gorgeous to look at, but the overall plot was a little undercooked. It was almost there, but it needed a little something extra in the story department.

My wife has a pet theory that the movie was some weird allegory involving Nicole Kidman (redhead with a foreign accent), Katie Holmes (brunette), and Scientology (the evil computer from space).


I had totally forgot about Oblivion. Now that I think about it, that might have been the best blockbuster of the summer. And that wasn't even that great.
 
2013-09-01 04:47:24 PM  
An infomercial you pay to see is not a documentary, subby.
 
2013-09-01 04:52:18 PM  

taxandspend: In other news, after 10 weeks of release, Pacific Rim finally hit $100 million in the US.


The fact that you're still tracking this movie's numbers and posting here about them says some very sad things about your life.
 
2013-09-01 04:58:34 PM  

DamnYankees: Carth: taxandspend: In other news, after 10 weeks of release, Pacific Rim finally hit $100 million in the US.

it is also very close or covered its production budget which is great news.

You know what would have been better news? If it was a better than mediocre movie.


Action was great, acting was decent, music was great, designs were great for both the Jaegers and Kaiju. There was one problematic like "Gispy's Analog, Nuclear." Which should have been "Gipsy's Nuclear, she's shielded against EMP." but still.

Overall it was a very solid movie. If you don't like Mecha or Giant Monsters I can see why you might not like it, but it's far from
mediocre.
 
2013-09-01 05:17:00 PM  

theorellior: Mugato: What really sucks is that there were some somewhat original sci-fi movies with heavyweights like Tom Cruise, Jaden Smith and Matt Damon that didn't blow anyone's skirts up.

You're not talking about "After Earth", are you? We could use fewer "original concepts" like that one.


Okay, I know everyone shiats on this movie mostly because it's Will Smith and his kid, but is it really awful? When I saw the trailers before it was playing in theaters, I'll admit I was intrigued because I'm a sucker for cool creature design. But then once it bombed and people were saying it sucked I lost interest. Is it worth it just for the special effects (y'know, like Avatar)?

/The only movie I remember seeing in theaters this summer was World War Z.
\Please don't hit me
/To my credit I was extremely disappointed
 
2013-09-01 05:22:11 PM  

TheSelphie: Mulchpuppy: The comings and goings of babysitter money doesn't surprise me, but can we talk about this "Instructions Not Included" movie that apparently managed to crack the top five?  I had never heard of it until approximately five minutes ago.

It sounds like it might be a cute movie.  Will rent if continues to get good buzz.


What is renting?

Oh, and this is way better than instructions not included:

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-01 05:24:44 PM  
So, this summer, Grown Ups 2 beat Pacific Rim (at least, in the first weekend in America, in the long-run, internationally, Pacific Rim beat Grown Ups 2) and One Direction beat The World's End.

Wtf, Movie-goers, wtf?!

/"What the fark does WTF even mean?" "What the fark...."
//Go see The World's End.
 
2013-09-01 05:30:09 PM  
matt damon = no interest in Elysium.

Also, it's not that great.
 
2013-09-01 05:56:56 PM  

mrEdude: matt damon = no interest in Elysium.

Also, it's not that great.


It is, just not because of Matt Damon or Jodie Foster.
 
2013-09-01 06:04:30 PM  

ClintonKun: So, this summer, Grown Ups 2 beat Pacific Rim (at least, in the first weekend in America, in the long-run, internationally, Pacific Rim beat Grown Ups 2) and One Direction beat The World's End.

Wtf, Movie-goers, wtf?!

/"What the fark does WTF even mean?" "What the fark...."
//Go see The World's End.


You know how stupid the average American moviegoer is? Well, by definition half of them are dumber than THAT.
 
2013-09-01 06:21:30 PM  
saw we're the millers.  easily funny enough for the admission.

however, kind of pissed Kick ass 2 is already out of my local theaters.  Missed opening weekend, and last weekend I chose the world's end so now I won't get to see it until video or cable release.
 
2013-09-01 06:28:27 PM  
Summer has been so so.

Films that got my approval.

Iron Man 3
Fast & Furious 6
Epic
Now You See Me
This Is the End
White House Down
Despicable Me 2
Pacific Rim
Conjuring
Wolverine
2 Guns
Elysium

Worth the tickets for me.

/BTW, Tonto The Movie was the loser of the summer next to  Man of Steel
 
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