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(Deadline)   Prisoners captures the #1 spot at the box office with $21.4 million, and derivative horror sequel Insidious 2 fell behind to #2 with $14 million. Sony learns no one cares about dancing, as Battle of the Year bombs, earning a dismal $4.1 million   (deadline.com) divider line 29
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2013-09-22 12:31:29 PM
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Problem, moviegoers?

It's our weekly Deadline Hollywood weekend box office troll thread!
 
2013-09-22 01:00:38 PM
Sony has had a pretty bad summer. White House Down, After Earth, Elysium, Smurf 2, City of Bones...

Their fall doesn't look much better so far.
 
2013-09-22 01:06:35 PM
I find this pleasantly reassuring as we currently live in a culture that would openly welcome "Cop Rock" today...
 
2013-09-22 01:44:12 PM
how expensive are movie tickets nowadays?
 
2013-09-22 01:56:49 PM

Go Fornicate Without a Partner: how expensive are movie tickets nowadays?


$10 for an adult first-run matinee ticket.
 
2013-09-22 02:06:36 PM
How can a sequel not be derivative?
 
2013-09-22 02:11:04 PM

Carth: Sony has had a pretty bad summer. White House Down, After Earth, Elysium, Smurf 2, City of Bones...

Their fall doesn't look much better so far.


I think we found the Deadline Hollywood guy's Fark handle.
 
2013-09-22 03:08:02 PM

thamike: How can a sequel not be derivative?


Someone said Sony sequels?

oi44.tinypic.com
 
2013-09-22 03:59:13 PM
After EarthF

ftfy
 
2013-09-22 04:54:33 PM
Prisoners is a phenomenal suspense flick and should be in contention for Best Picture at next year's Oscars. Superb acting, with outstanding performances from Hugh Jackman, Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal and Melissa Leo. I'll go even further and say that Jackman deserves Best Actor consideration.

A few folks had problems with the ending, but I didn't. It seemed....appropriate.
 
2013-09-22 05:28:18 PM
Saw Prisoners last night.  Best movie I've watched this year so far.
 
2013-09-22 05:37:55 PM

Apos: Prisoners is a phenomenal suspense flick and should be in contention for Best Picture at next year's Oscars. Superb acting, with outstanding performances from Hugh Jackman, Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal and Melissa Leo. I'll go even further and say that Jackman deserves Best Actor consideration.

A few folks had problems with the ending, but I didn't. It seemed....appropriate.


I heard a few people grumbling about the ending, too... which makes no sense to me. They literally tell you what's going to happens right before it ends (When Liko was talking to the mother in the hospital). Why the hell would they show it? This affords them a great, suspenseful ending without having to devote screen time to boring stuff you're better off assuming anyway. If they showed it... then what? How do you button up the movie? It was the right way to end it.
 
2013-09-22 05:49:55 PM

Pappas: Apos: Prisoners is a phenomenal suspense flick and should be in contention for Best Picture at next year's Oscars. Superb acting, with outstanding performances from Hugh Jackman, Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal and Melissa Leo. I'll go even further and say that Jackman deserves Best Actor consideration.

A few folks had problems with the ending, but I didn't. It seemed....appropriate.

I heard a few people grumbling about the ending, too... which makes no sense to me. They literally tell you what's going to happens right before it ends (When Liko was talking to the mother in the hospital). Why the hell would they show it? This affords them a great, suspenseful ending without having to devote screen time to boring stuff you're better off assuming anyway. If they showed it... then what? How do you button up the movie? It was the right way to end it.


Precisely.
 
2013-09-22 06:00:44 PM
DON'T CLICK DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD LINKS.

Help end this trolltastic paid bullshiat.

Thank you.
 
2013-09-22 06:39:02 PM
So, just how intense is Prisoners? Is it really disturbing? I'm having a lot of anxiety lately and I like a good suspense/thriller but people make it sound like you won't be able to sleep for days after watching it.
 
2013-09-22 07:10:41 PM

coco ebert: So, just how intense is Prisoners? Is it really disturbing? I'm having a lot of anxiety lately and I like a good suspense/thriller but people make it sound like you won't be able to sleep for days after watching it.


It's so intense it'll make you pee on the person sitting next to you.
 
2013-09-22 07:15:42 PM

fusillade762: coco ebert: So, just how intense is Prisoners? Is it really disturbing? I'm having a lot of anxiety lately and I like a good suspense/thriller but people make it sound like you won't be able to sleep for days after watching it.

It's so intense it'll make you pee on the person sitting next to you.


I'm 7 months pregnant. There's already a chance of that happening. Nope, don't need the extra (literal) pressure.
 
2013-09-22 07:51:28 PM

coco ebert: So, just how intense is Prisoners? Is it really disturbing? I'm having a lot of anxiety lately and I like a good suspense/thriller but people make it sound like you won't be able to sleep for days after watching it.


As far as not being able to sleep after it, I don't think you'll have much trouble there.  The most disturbing parts (to me at least) are ones they let you know are coming.  Like you'll know some bad stuff is about to happen to someone, and you'll mostly be wincing at what happens and the results of it.  There are a few "walking alone through a house" type moments that have some suspense, but just enough to get your heart pumping a bit, nothing that will cause anyone to scream in the theater or anything.  That's about as good as I can answer without spoilers, but I really loved it, so if you're interested you might want to give it a shot.  Granted if you're pregnant and have anxiety, maybe a movie about kids going missing isn't the best thing...
 
2013-09-22 08:17:36 PM
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2013-09-22 08:17:58 PM
The mods deleted my Boobies about Prisoners (presumably because it contained spoilers).

Well, let me say that I thought it was a GREAT film until the final half hour, and then it all fell apart in a spectacular way.

/never been modded before.
//It kind of stings...and I've been on this site for years.

Just sayin. Don't waste your time spending money on Prisoners. It's a massive letdown.
 
2013-09-22 08:30:09 PM

nobiology2424: coco ebert: So, just how intense is Prisoners? Is it really disturbing? I'm having a lot of anxiety lately and I like a good suspense/thriller but people make it sound like you won't be able to sleep for days after watching it.

As far as not being able to sleep after it, I don't think you'll have much trouble there.  The most disturbing parts (to me at least) are ones they let you know are coming.  Like you'll know some bad stuff is about to happen to someone, and you'll mostly be wincing at what happens and the results of it.  There are a few "walking alone through a house" type moments that have some suspense, but just enough to get your heart pumping a bit, nothing that will cause anyone to scream in the theater or anything.  That's about as good as I can answer without spoilers, but I really loved it, so if you're interested you might want to give it a shot.  Granted if you're pregnant and have anxiety, maybe a movie about kids going missing isn't the best thing...


Heheh. It sounds like I can handle it. Thanks for the info.
 
2013-09-22 08:37:24 PM

freak7: doczoidberg: ust sayin. Don't waste your time spending money on Prisoners. It's a massive letdown.

You should probably stick to films like Riddick and Getaway.


The movie was absolutely fantastic until we found out who the culprit was. They lost me after that. It got stupid.

Prisoners was excellent, and then it shiat the bed with a very weak and lazy final "twist."

I've never seen a Riddick or Getaway movie. I think that you just got sucked into something that was darn near perfect until the third act, and was unable to recognize how severely it screwed the pooch when it came time to tie everything up. You're a wannabe film expert.

I've never seen a movie that left the gate so strong blow its potential this badly.
 
2013-09-22 09:39:19 PM
What's wrong with Riddick? It's not highbrow Shakespearean drama, but then he's only meant to be bald space Conan, which the flicks and stuff capture pretty damn well, dammit.
 
2013-09-22 09:45:32 PM
I was wishy washy all summer with trailers for Prisoners, thinking it'd be kind of lame but saw everyone praising it and gave it a whirl. It's definitely like Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone suspenseful. I thought it was brutal in parts and tense in others. I still hold that "Place Beyond the Pines" is the most tense, dread-filled movie I saw all summer though.
 
2013-09-22 11:55:58 PM

AdrienVeidt: What's wrong with Riddick? It's not highbrow Shakespearean drama, but then he's only meant to be bald space Conan, which the flicks and stuff capture pretty damn well, dammit.


Because only adults like 'high brow' 'suspense/drama' movies, and it makes you a much better person overall if you enjoy those movies, as you can clearly see.

Or really, it's more of a difficulty curve thing, I think. It's very hard, and requires a large-decent amount of effort to write, produce, in general create, a good suspense, drama, mystery, or similar story.

Action movies, comedies, and similar shows get a pass because you 'flip your brain off' for the show, so the writing is hackneyed because no one cares, it's just a vehicle to move from set piece to set piece.

And in general, bear in mind I find movies like Prisoners boring as shiat, and love watching stupid pointless action movies like Riddick.  But it's the 'oh I'm better than you' air people get to flair because their movie required more work on a conceptual level to put together, so they get to think they're somehow more refined and cerebral than people watching cars blow up.
 
2013-09-23 05:25:22 AM

kroonermanblack: And in general, bear in mind I find movies like Prisoners boring as shiat, and love watching stupid pointless action movies like Riddick. But it's the 'oh I'm better than you' air people get to flair because their movie required more work on a conceptual level to put together, so they get to think they're somehow more refined and cerebral than people watching cars blow up.


The more "highfalutin'" people you see "puttin' on airs," the more ridiculously bereft of humor, intelligence, and aesthetics you probably are.

Prisoners requires no work, whatsoever.  It was just a good thriller with solid performances. I have absolutely no idea why anyone would feel existentially threatened by its success and popularity. Then again, I don't have a head wound.
 
2013-09-23 10:41:06 AM
One thing I will say about Prisoners... if you have young children, please resist the urge to have them surgically grafted onto your body after watching this movie, to protect them.

Seriously.

Don't do it.
 
2013-09-23 10:43:36 AM
Gee, nobody wanted to see a movie with that asshat Chris Brown in a prominent role?

/except maybe a snuff film with him as victim
 
2013-09-23 05:08:16 PM

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: After EarthF

ftfy


So, is that the joke since it sounds like the way Will Smith should say it, but not the way he actually says it?  I've seen the clip and thought he said Earth.  I'm legitimately curious about this.  The handful of websites that appear to cover this are blocked at work.
 
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