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(Deadline)   Insidious 2: Electric Boogaloo is the weekend's top film, and its $42 million has made it the top horror film of 2013. Coming in a distant #2 was mafia comedy The Family with $14.2 million, and Riddick muscled its way to #3   (deadline.com) divider line 42
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2013-09-15 04:07:16 PM  
Electric Boogaloo. That never gets old.
 
2013-09-15 04:23:27 PM  
I would have gone with Insidious 2: The Quickening.
 
2013-09-15 04:24:21 PM  
"Insidious 2: Electric Boogaloo is the weekend's top film, and its $42 million has made it the top horror film of 2013"

subby really has zero reading comprehension.

Insidious 2 was Fandango's "top horror pre-seller" of the year.

which is a metric that means absolutely nothing when it comes to yearly box office gross.

can these headlines get any dumber?

fyi subby, The Conjuring is the highest grossing horror movie so far this year

/learn to read
 
2013-09-15 04:28:57 PM  
Insidious 2 wasn't that great. I mean, I didn't expect anything spectacular, but I certainly expected a far better flick than this. Atrocious dialogue, cheesy special effects and inexplicable attempts at levity-not to mention the fact that it's PG-13. Awful.
 
2013-09-15 04:36:33 PM  
The first Insidious made 'tiptoe through the tulips' scary. For that alone it deserves some kind of award.
 
2013-09-15 04:48:25 PM  
I don't know why studios risk $250mill on Johnny Depp films when they can take the change from under their couch cushions, grab some people off the street and make a cheap ass horror flick and clean up.
 
2013-09-15 04:48:33 PM  
Saw "In a World"  last night.  Didn't know anything about it and had never heard of Lake Bell, but it was actually really good.
 
2013-09-15 05:20:11 PM  
Insidious 2 wasn't as good as the first one, but I still liked it.

I'm just glad to see a movie made for less than five million dollars kick ass at the box office. That seems to have happened a lot this summer.

Just sayin'.
 
2013-09-15 06:04:31 PM  
submittard should be shamed.
 
2013-09-15 06:23:23 PM  
I'm willing to bet at this point that 68.3% of the people who use the "Electric Boogaloo" line these days weren't even around for Breakin' 2, or even know that's where it's from.
 
2013-09-15 06:26:48 PM  

Leader O'Cola: submittard should be shamed.


I still think it's one subby who submits these Deadline Hollywood trollbait/inaccurate box office headlines every Sunday.
 
2013-09-15 06:33:51 PM  

ZeroCorpse: I'm willing to bet at this point that 68.3% of the people who use the "Electric Boogaloo" line these days weren't even around for Breakin' 2, or even know that's where it's from.


Which is a shame, because they're stealing an obscure reference from my childhood I could otherwise lord over others as a symbol of my kitschy knowledge of 80's films. Now, it's just too cliche.

Thanks, Internet.
 
2013-09-15 06:47:42 PM  

Mad_Radhu: I would have gone with Insidious 2: The Quickening.


I prefer Insidious 2: Insidious Harder
 
2013-09-15 07:03:07 PM  

Apos: Insidious 2 wasn't that great. I mean, I didn't expect anything spectacular, but I certainly expected a far better flick than this. Atrocious dialogue, cheesy special effects and inexplicable attempts at levity-not to mention the fact that it's PG-13. Awful.


Yes I was quite dismayed to find out it was PG-13 when I entered a theater full of 8th graders texting on their phones and screaming at the top of their lungs at every jump scare.

I was even more dismayed after sitting through the movie and realizing it was a waste of my $12.
 
2013-09-15 07:06:58 PM  

js34603: Yes I was quite dismayed to find out it was PG-13 when I entered a theater full of 8th graders texting on their phones and screaming at the top of their lungs at every jump scare.

I was even more dismayed after sitting through the movie and realizing it was a waste of my $12


Damn, your theater doesn't crack down on texting teens and tickets are $12?
 
2013-09-15 07:15:28 PM  

Mugato: I don't know why studios risk $250mill on Johnny Depp films when they can take the change from under their couch cushions, grab some people off the street and make a cheap ass horror flick and clean up.


Blair Witch agrees.
 
2013-09-15 07:38:10 PM  
Multiple people have told me that The Family is not a comedy. Also, none of them liked it because they were expecting a comedy.

/just relaying what i've heard
 
2013-09-15 07:38:11 PM  

ZeroCorpse: I'm willing to bet at this point that 68.3% of the people who use the "Electric Boogaloo" line these days weren't even around for Breakin' 2, or even know that's where it's from.


I think Electric Boogaloo remains the go-to example of stupidly pointless sequel that's basically just a shot/shot remake because it came out in the  same year as Breakin' 1, not because there's anything terribly special about the subtitle.

Actually, there not being anything unique about the subtitle in context is really part of the joke.

//I do agree that [x] 2: [x] Harder is probably my preferred version of the joke since the movies involved are actually watchable, though.

//You're Next was the only horror flick worth watching even the once this year, frankly.  Which tells you how bad the genre is tanking, since you can watch a good horror film three or four times before it gets old and tired.
 
2013-09-15 07:40:10 PM  

Apos: Insidious 2 wasn't that great. I mean, I didn't expect anything spectacular, but I certainly expected a far better flick than this. Atrocious dialogue, cheesy special effects and inexplicable attempts at levity-not to mention the fact that it's PG-13. Awful.


I saw it last night. I was very disappointed. Judging by the ending, there will be a Chapter 3.
 
2013-09-15 07:46:55 PM  

Pr1nc3ss: Judging by the ending, there will be a Chapter 3.


Judging by the box office there will be a chapter 3.
 
2013-09-15 08:04:47 PM  
I made the mistake of going to see "The Family". I wasn't expecting anything special, just something to waste a couple of hours. It's pretty much the worst movie I've seen in a long time. I finally walked out an hour into it.
 
2013-09-15 08:21:58 PM  

Pr1nc3ss: Apos: Insidious 2 wasn't that great. I mean, I didn't expect anything spectacular, but I certainly expected a far better flick than this. Atrocious dialogue, cheesy special effects and inexplicable attempts at levity-not to mention the fact that it's PG-13. Awful.

I saw it last night. I was very disappointed. Judging by the ending, there will be a Chapter 3.


Of course. And it'll probably be rated PG.
 
2013-09-15 08:31:14 PM  

js34603: Apos: Insidious 2 wasn't that great. I mean, I didn't expect anything spectacular, but I certainly expected a far better flick than this. Atrocious dialogue, cheesy special effects and inexplicable attempts at levity-not to mention the fact that it's PG-13. Awful.

Yes I was quite dismayed to find out it was PG-13 when I entered a theater full of 8th graders texting on their phones and screaming at the top of their lungs at every jump scare.


Same here. The urge to strangle a few of them was quite strong.
 
2013-09-15 09:19:46 PM  

js34603: Apos: Insidious 2 wasn't that great. I mean, I didn't expect anything spectacular, but I certainly expected a far better flick than this. Atrocious dialogue, cheesy special effects and inexplicable attempts at levity-not to mention the fact that it's PG-13. Awful.

Yes I was quite dismayed to find out it was PG-13 when I entered a theater full of 8th graders texting on their phones and screaming at the top of their lungs at every jump scare.

I was even more dismayed after sitting through the movie and realizing it was a waste of my $12.


Standing in a line populated entirely by middle schoolers as I waited to buy tickets; I was very, very happy Vin pushed Riddick for an R rating and they were not going to be in the theater.  LIked it, but went in expecting pitch black 2.
 
2013-09-15 09:40:43 PM  
Instead of Insidious v.Derp234234   you could watch a very underwhelming Lords of Salem and still come out $20 and 230498029384x more enjoyment ahead
 
2013-09-15 10:37:43 PM  
I guess I got lucky. I saw Insidious also with a bunch of middle-schoolers but they were well-behaved. No texting and the ones that starting getting chatty were shushed by the others. I thought the movie was mediocre at best but the rest of the audience were screaming and applauding throughout and that actually made the experience kinda fun for me.

And personally, I'm glad that a PG-13 horror movie franchise is finding such success. Having grown up during the Michael Meyers/Jason Vorhees/Freddy Kruger generation, I'm relieved that a horror movie can be successful without a dozen of bland, interchangeable twenty-somethings pretending to be teenagers being hacked off one by one to showcase the make-up/special effects department getting in a pissing match with the MPAA with how far they can push the gore.
 
2013-09-15 10:38:22 PM  
can we agree that riddick isn't meant to be?
 
2013-09-15 10:45:34 PM  

uptonogood: can we agree that riddick isn't meant to be?


Do you mean the movie or the character in general? Because the movie already made $50mill on a $38mill budget and it hasn't opened everywhere overseas yet.
 
2013-09-15 10:59:09 PM  
The first was so farking stupid it was the ONLY movie I've walked out of in 20 years.
I rented it a while back to see if I was just in a bad mood..
Nope. Still sucked donkey balls.

Tip Toe through the Tulips? What was with the Lady Gaga demon?
Oh, and don't worry. If you're fighting a demon, just use karate.
And don't get me started on the "Further".

And by the way, I saw Conjuring also.
Someone tell this guy he has SHAIT taste in music for horror movies.
 
2013-09-16 12:14:31 AM  

Jim_Callahan: ZeroCorpse: I'm willing to bet at this point that 68.3% of the people who use the "Electric Boogaloo" line these days weren't even around for Breakin' 2, or even know that's where it's from.

I think Electric Boogaloo remains the go-to example of stupidly pointless sequel that's basically just a shot/shot remake because it came out in the  same year as Breakin' 1, not because there's anything terribly special about the subtitle.


Well, I mean, let's face it: They HAD to strike while the iron was hot. They could tell the breakdancing craze was going to be over in 18 months. If they'd waited, it wouldn't have done half as well in theaters.

For the record, I saw both (and have watched them since) for a few reasons:

1. I had a huge crush on Lucinda Dickey

2. I was actually a fan of Shabadoo and Boogaloo Shrimp from their previous work with Toni Basil, et. al.

3. I happened to have been one of the kids who got into the breakdancing craze for a while, and was pretty good at it in middle school. Stranger still, back then I was punk/new wave and still liked breakdancing. Breakin' made it clear that you could dance to the likes of Kraftwerk.

4. The soundtrack to the first one includes the previously-mentioned Kraftwerk, and one of my favorite songs:  Ain't Nobody  by Rufus and Chaka Khan.

5. I really was crushing on Lucinda Dickey. I'm a sucker for girls with short hair and dancers' bodies, and legwarmers drive me wild.


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`Found this in GIS. Thought it was a hilarious rendition of Lucinda's breasts.
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2013-09-16 01:46:43 AM  

Leader O'Cola: submittard should be shamed.


Much like anybody over the age of 13 who uses the term weaksauce
 
2013-09-16 02:11:34 AM  
I guess people just can't get enough Patrick Wilson...
 
2013-09-16 02:32:40 AM  

EvilMonkeyBoy: I guess people just can't get enough Patrick Wilson...


Yeah and watching paint dry gets me hard.
 
2013-09-16 07:48:46 AM  
So, was Insidious 2  as bad as the first one? The wife and I mocked it into the ground.
 
2013-09-16 08:32:28 AM  

Mugato: EvilMonkeyBoy: I guess people just can't get enough Patrick Wilson...

Yeah and watching paint dry gets me hard.


You should probably contact a doctor about that.
 
2013-09-16 09:38:18 AM  

DanZero: Leader O'Cola: submittard should be shamed.

I still think it's one subby who submits these Deadline Hollywood trollbait/inaccurate box office headlines every Sunday.


It obviously is.
 
2013-09-16 09:43:36 AM  

Zombie DJ: The first was so farking stupid it was the ONLY movie I've walked out of in 20 years.
I rented it a while back to see if I was just in a bad mood..
Nope. Still sucked donkey balls.

Tip Toe through the Tulips? What was with the Lady Gaga demon?
Oh, and don't worry. If you're fighting a demon, just use karate.
And don't get me started on the "Further".

And by the way, I saw Conjuring also.
Someone tell this guy he has SHAIT taste in music for horror movies.


Really? You have that kind of time? Or are you just being "internetty" I would never...and I mean NEVER rent a movie later on that I had walked out of the theater on, unless it was due to circumstances that had nothing to do with the movie itself (emergency, etc)

Or pussy. If pussy was involved, that's worth a rental.
 
2013-09-16 12:53:14 PM  
Went to see The Grandmaster on Friday. There was a line to the exits for Insidious 2 (final showing of the night) while my theater had 6 people in it, including me and a friend.

For the record... Grandmaster is a solid movie, it a bit slow at times. I felt like I was missing a lot of subtext since I don't speak Mandarin, which likely make it seem slower. The fight choreography was worth the price of admission, though. Really stunning stuff.
 
2013-09-16 01:45:12 PM  
Both installments of Insidious are to my kids what Poltergeist was for me as a kid.  As an adult who has seen genuinely scary movies they are laughably bad.  But for my kids (11 & 13) they're pants-pissingly scary and around Halloween isn't that exactly what you want?  An adult who walks into a PG-13 "horror" movie expecting to be scared has only themselves to blame for the inevitable disappointment.
 
2013-09-16 02:50:56 PM  

That Reilly Monster: Both installments of Insidious are to my kids what Poltergeist was for me as a kid.  As an adult who has seen genuinely scary movies they are laughably bad.  But for my kids (11 & 13) they're pants-pissingly scary and around Halloween isn't that exactly what you want?  An adult who walks into a PG-13 "horror" movie expecting to be scared has only themselves to blame for the inevitable disappointment.


Poltergeist is not a bad movie. Sorry.
 
2013-09-16 03:43:11 PM  

Madbassist1: That Reilly Monster: Both installments of Insidious are to my kids what Poltergeist was for me as a kid.  As an adult who has seen genuinely scary movies they are laughably bad.  But for my kids (11 & 13) they're pants-pissingly scary and around Halloween isn't that exactly what you want?  An adult who walks into a PG-13 "horror" movie expecting to be scared has only themselves to blame for the inevitable disappointment.

Poltergeist is not a bad movie. Sorry.


Poltergeist is a farking awesome movie. It might not be (insert your opinion on what the scariest movie is here) scary but it wasn't really supposed to be. It was just an incredibly well made haunted house movie with top notch production values and brilliant direction by Steven Spielberg (I'm convinced he directed the whole thing except for the out of place steak maggot face ripping scene. That was Tobe Hooper).
 
2013-09-16 11:19:11 PM  

Madbassist1: That Reilly Monster: Both installments of Insidious are to my kids what Poltergeist was for me as a kid.  As an adult who has seen genuinely scary movies they are laughably bad.  But for my kids (11 & 13) they're pants-pissingly scary and around Halloween isn't that exactly what you want?  An adult who walks into a PG-13 "horror" movie expecting to be scared has only themselves to blame for the inevitable disappointment.

Poltergeist is not a bad movie. Sorry.


The original Village of the Damned is one of the creepiest movies ever made. His argument is invalid.
 
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