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(Deadline)   The Hobbit 2 extends its streak as the #1 film in America, with Frozen, Anchorman 2, and American Hustle trailing behind it while Wolf of Wall Street and 47 Ronin become the last big bombs of the year   (deadline.com ) divider line
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2013-12-29 02:51:59 PM  
3 votes:
Saw Wolf of Wall Street and I must say that after reading the book the movie went leaps and bounds above of my expectations. DiCaprio nailed the role perfectly, and my god Jonah Hill can make people laugh, I swear that man's career has keeps going up.

I would definitely recommend watching it, long move or not.
2013-12-29 05:08:04 PM  
2 votes:
Don't know if it was mentioned already (too lazy to read the thread), but the Wolf of Wall Street trailer is awful. Aaaaaaawful. Every time it played before a movie that I was seeing it was just met with quizzical stares and people turning to each other and saying, "what the fark was that about and why would I want to see it?" I know there's probably way more to it, but it comes off as a long movie of rich, obnoxious people doing rich, obnoxious things and no one wants to see that in the current economic climate. No amount of Scorcese can overcome terrible promotion.
2013-12-29 01:38:59 PM  
2 votes:

spman: While Wolf of Wallstreet does look good, it is very very long, which is going to hurt it's appeal to a lot of people.


I'm wondering if its length isn't the only problem.  I can't speak for anybody but me, but there are a few reasons why I didn't want to see this movie.  The first is length.

Another is it's about rich people doing obnoxious things because they're rich, which just slams on my "meh" button.

The last one is that there's something about DiCaprio playing some wild guy that screams of the same kind of affectations that currently make Johnny Depp unbearable to me.  " Look at me because I am  so acting!  Can you believe I'm playing such a wild guy?"
2013-12-29 01:37:26 PM  
2 votes:
For anyone who still doesn't think Fark is paid to steer traffic to Deadline Hollywood, check out linked tags under the headline above these comments.

A whole lot of time and effort went into those.
2013-12-30 11:01:16 AM  
1 vote:
I read these Deadline box office updates because I'm a glutton for punishment or something.

The lady that's writing them now started off with a reasoned approach, but I guess her boss/editor/publisher/whatever screamed into her ear to "ACT MORE LIKE THAT FINKE BIATCH."

So now we're back to poorly written shallow snark.
2013-12-30 08:44:10 AM  
1 vote:
Dahnkster


Hobbit was great. Finally saw it last night.

It was ok for a kids film, but even they realized that the 13 stooges trying to BURN a dragon was farking stupid.

Way to make your Big baddy look like a pussy. Have a bunch of dwarves bumble around in front of him outsmarting and out doing him for 15 minutes.
2013-12-29 08:47:06 PM  
1 vote:
The Desolation of Smaug was such a pointless movie. Fun, sure, a little, but completely proves expanding The Hobbit into a trilogy was a mistake. An hour to an hour and a half could have easily been cut out while the rest was moved to the first and thirds films.

It wasn't terrible but the pacing was really off. Certain scenes felt really rushed while others just wouldn't end. I don't know how it's possible in an almost three hour movie to have certain portions, like Beorn and Mirkwood Forest, feel rushed but that's Peter Jackson for you, I guess.
2013-12-29 03:57:50 PM  
1 vote:
I was interested in seeing 47 Ronin until I saw the trailers with the CGI dragons and what not.  It went from "Cool, Last Samurai" to "Crap, Crouching Tiger"
2013-12-29 03:35:56 PM  
1 vote:
American Hustle is great. Saving Mr. Banks is very good (even though no one's mentioned it here). Wolf of Wall Street is fairly good. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is mediocre.

I'll find out about 47 Ronin in a few days.

I do nothing but go to the movies because I'm a lonely, lonely man.

...And I love it.
2013-12-29 03:14:16 PM  
1 vote:
Where's Saving Mr. Banks?
Saw that this week and was mesmerized. I'm no fan of Colin Ferril (?) but he was great in it. Everyone was. Too notch acting.
My only real problem was I've never actually seen Mary Poppins so I had questions later.
/thank you Wikipedia.
2013-12-29 03:10:32 PM  
1 vote:
Wolf Of Wall Street is probably his best film since Goodfellas. Maybe my favorite film of the year.
2013-12-29 03:01:55 PM  
1 vote:
Scorcese films rarely are blockbusters.  Wolf was very good though, and you'd be doing yourself a disservice by not seeing it theatrically
2013-12-29 02:42:24 PM  
1 vote:

jayhawk88: Glitchwerks: JerkStore: Looking at the commercials for "47 Ronin" made me wonder who thought that looked like a good idea.

Probably that guy who wanted Kevin Smith to put a big, giant spider in Superman.

No John Peters, but that sounded plausible enough I had to check IMDB.

The story I heard was that it was originally a much better movie with Keanu playing a much smaller role, then the studio execs flipped out and made them reshoot a bunch of stuff, making Keanu the star. Pretty much seems like someone's master class in How To Lose Money In Hollywood.


Even better: the studio took the movie away from the direct after he refused to add more Keanu and gave it to a studio VP who directed the reshoots and the editing.  Then they sat on it for another six month.

Then it did $18 million its opening weekend in Japan, which should be the biggest market for it!

/many people will get fired over it
//hopefully, someone will write a book.
2013-12-29 02:21:43 PM  
1 vote:
Wolf had a $100m budget.  It made 1/3rd of it in its first weekend.  Not a bomb, likely to have staying power, etc.

As far as 47 Ronin, the director's first full length feature film had a $200m budget and he has no experience at all with feature films in any capacity.  Sorry.  Bad decision by Universal.  They get all that they deserve out of this one.  And I happen to like Keanu
2013-12-29 02:05:52 PM  
1 vote:

eddievercetti: spman: While Wolf of Wallstreet does look good, it is very very long, which is going to hurt it's appeal to a lot of people.

Then how come Casino, Goodfellas and Departed were hits and they were almost 3 hours long?

Has our society become that ADD?


The current #1 movie is the middle chapter of a 9-hour long movie, and some of the top movies of all time like Titanic and Gone With the Wind are over 3 hours, so I don't think length is a really good excuse.
2013-12-29 02:01:26 PM  
1 vote:
I'm really pleased to see Frozen continuing to have legs. It was a really fun movie, and "Let It Go" is probably a lock for best original song. It's definitely a movie that has benefited from word of mouth, because the ad campaign for the movie did a terrible job of getting across the tone and story of the movie.
2013-12-29 01:35:10 PM  
1 vote:
Academy Award chasers tend to earn their money in January and February after the Christmas box-office tentpoles flare out. You'll see "Giant Robots Mess Each Other Up" earn $200 million for each of the four weeks it's in theaters, and "World War II Class Drama" and "Inspiring Teacher" premiere on Thanksgiving and run through March, or be re-released in January when the Golden Globes are announced.

Some Academy Award chasers are released on December 31 in a tiny minimal preview two-city release so that they can get in on the contest, and then don't go into wide release until two weeks later in the middle of January, meaning they haven't actually earned a nickel before going to the polls.

Scorsese will earn his money back.
2013-12-29 01:30:18 PM  
1 vote:
Looking at the commercials for "47 Ronin" made me wonder who thought that looked like a good idea. It's like the movie equivalent of a Sarah Palin word salad speech with all the ingredients there, but you're left wondering what the hell it was about and who, exactly, would care.
2013-12-29 01:28:59 PM  
1 vote:

spman: While Wolf of Wallstreet does look good, it is very very long, which is going to hurt it's appeal to a lot of people.


Yeah, it's definitely a rental.  I need at least one piss break for something that long.  How the fark did it have a $100 million budget?  I'm guessing $90 mil was spent on the actors and Scorsese alone.
 
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