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(Deadline)   Frozen is the #1 movie in America, overtaking derivative newcomer sequel Paranormal Activity 4B and The Hobbit 2: Smaug Boogaloo. Hustle and Flow and Wolf of Wall Street round out the top 5   (deadline.com) divider line 91
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2014-01-05 11:54:13 AM  
As the mom of two littles I'd like to take this opportunity to say that Frozen sucked ass and I'm dreading whatever holiday it comes out on DVD and pre-cursing whichever farking relative of mine will buy it for my kids.
 
2014-01-05 12:18:07 PM  
I declare a moratorium on the "boogaloo" meme, effective immediately.

 And why have holiday movies been so lame this season? I mean we had the Hobbit, but what else? James Cameron understood that the winter was a lucrative time of year as well as summer. All of his blue tinted winter movies make a shiatload of money yet we still have 5 movies released every week during the summer and like 3 movies in the winter.
 
2014-01-05 12:39:00 PM  
Frozen is what is happened to the US this weekend
 
2014-01-05 01:06:08 PM  

Mugato: I declare a moratorium on the "boogaloo" meme, effective immediately.

 And why have holiday movies been so lame this season? I mean we had the Hobbit, but what else? James Cameron understood that the winter was a lucrative time of year as well as summer. All of his blue tinted winter movies make a shiatload of money yet we still have 5 movies released every week during the summer and like 3 movies in the winter.




There have been plenty! American Hustle, 12 Years A Slave, Saving Mr. Banks.

In truth, holidays are actually pretty bad for tent pole movies. This is the time for oscar contenders and "grown up" films. There really is only time to see one film...and usually with the family- the rest is holiday parties, get together and shopping.
 
2014-01-05 01:16:42 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: n truth, holidays are actually pretty bad for tent pole movies. This is the time for oscar contenders and "grown up" films. There really is only time to see one film...and usually with the family- the rest is holiday parties, get together and shopping.


A lot of movies did well over the holidays and nowadays, there are so many movies released in the summer, even the biggest ones are gone after a couple weeks. Titanic and Avatar wouldn't have done nearly as well if they were released in the summer. People are just as much on vacation in the winter as they are in the summer and really, WTF is there to do on Thanksgiving or Christmas afternoon? The movie theaters are the only things open.
 
2014-01-05 01:59:23 PM  
Look, pal. There's only one movie called "Frozen," and it's about three morons who get stuck on a ski lift.
 
2014-01-05 02:08:41 PM  

Mugato: I declare a moratorium on the "boogaloo" meme, effective immediately.


I'm going to have to disagree with you.  While I don't like the "Boogaloo" meme most of the time I thought it was particularly effective in this instance.  Maybe I was just in the right mood for it.

Thanks Subby.
 
2014-01-05 02:16:04 PM  
As a young girl interested in lesbian propaganda, I thought Frozen was awesome.
 
2014-01-05 02:17:56 PM  
A mere $200K difference between the box office takes of The Wolf Of Wall Street and American Hustle? Huh. I'd hoped the margin would be wider, especially since the former was far more entertaining and, in fact, exceeded expectations. The latter....Not so much.
 
2014-01-05 02:20:30 PM  
If Hustle and Flow was in the Top 5 this week, then it must not be that hard out there for a pimp, despite reports to the contrary.

/Whoop That Trick
 
2014-01-05 02:21:49 PM  

Anne.Uumellmahaye: As the mom of two littles I'd like to take this opportunity to say that Frozen sucked ass and I'm dreading whatever holiday it comes out on DVD and pre-cursing whichever farking relative of mine will buy it for my kids.


Are you kidding?  It was awesome hearing the shocked silence of a movie theater full of kids when the big twist happens.

/I liked it a lot.
//And where do I go to turn in my man card?
 
2014-01-05 02:25:15 PM  

Anne.Uumellmahaye: As the mom of two littles I'd like to take this opportunity to say that Frozen sucked ass and I'm dreading whatever holiday it comes out on DVD and pre-cursing whichever farking relative of mine will buy it for my kids.


But but... All the radio commercials I hear while driving say that Frozen is "the best movie evar since the Lion King and is destined, DESTINED to be an instant classic my children will cherish!"

Course, they were playing this commercial before the damn movie even came out. How the hell do they know?
 
2014-01-05 02:25:32 PM  

The Billdozer: If Hustle and Flow was in the Top 5 this week, then it must not be that hard out there for a pimp, despite reports to the contrary.

/Whoop That Trick


i thought it was

"it's haaaaawwwwwwwwtttt out there for a piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimp"
 
2014-01-05 02:25:45 PM  

Apos: A mere $200K difference between the box office takes of The Wolf Of Wall Street and American Hustle? Huh. I'd hoped the margin would be wider, especially since the former was far more entertaining and, in fact, exceeded expectations. The latter....Not so much.



I liked both very much, but preferred American Hustle.

However, I must admit that my favorite movie currently out right now is Saving Mr. Banks. I don't care if it's basically Disney propaganda. I friggin' liked it a lot.

Saw 47 Ronin yesterday, and had a blast. It's fun in a so-bad-it's-good sort of way. The movie is a farking mess, but that actually made it a lot of fun. Plus, I was grateful that it wasn't three friggin hours long, like almost everything else I've seen in the past month.

I would have seen that stupid Paranormal Activity movie today, but the forecast of a foot of snow in my town made me opt for staying at home. I'm not going to risk getting stuck in a snowdrift just for a farking Paranormal Activity movie.

The next month is really going to suck for movies.
 
2014-01-05 02:29:21 PM  

Mugato: Darth_Lukecash: n truth, holidays are actually pretty bad for tent pole movies. This is the time for oscar contenders and "grown up" films. There really is only time to see one film...and usually with the family- the rest is holiday parties, get together and shopping.

A lot of movies did well over the holidays and nowadays, there are so many movies released in the summer, even the biggest ones are gone after a couple weeks. Titanic and Avatar wouldn't have done nearly as well if they were released in the summer. People are just as much on vacation in the winter as they are in the summer and really, WTF is there to do on Thanksgiving or Christmas afternoon? The movie theaters are the only things open.




Thanksgiving and Christmas is spent with the family. Like the whole day. Summer Vacation doesn't have to be with family. Or if they are together, they all do their own thing.

When my extended family got together for Christmas- when did the Christmas thing was over, one day all of the cousins when to the movies.
 
2014-01-05 02:34:05 PM  

Mugato: I declare a moratorium on the "boogaloo" meme, effective immediately.

 And why have holiday movies been so lame this season? I mean we had the Hobbit, but what else? James Cameron understood that the winter was a lucrative time of year as well as summer. All of his blue tinted winter movies make a shiatload of money yet we still have 5 movies released every week during the summer and like 3 movies in the winter.


Avatar was supposed to be a summer release, but he needed a few months to finish it, and the studio wasn't about to sit on it for six months until summer rolled around again, so out it went in the winter.
 
2014-01-05 02:39:36 PM  

meyerkev: Anne.Uumellmahaye: As the mom of two littles I'd like to take this opportunity to say that Frozen sucked ass and I'm dreading whatever holiday it comes out on DVD and pre-cursing whichever farking relative of mine will buy it for my kids.

Are you kidding?  It was awesome hearing the shocked silence of a movie theater full of kids when the big twist happens.

/I liked it a lot.
//And where do I go to turn in my man card?


*reads the Wikipedia synopsis*

[daaaaaamn.jpg]
 
2014-01-05 02:43:55 PM  
I'm glad that The Wolf of Wall Street is doing some business.

When we went to see it at 7PM on January 1, we had the megaplex theater to ourselves.

The word got out?  It's you Farkers going to see Margot Robbie?
 
2014-01-05 02:44:25 PM  
Kids movies will always win because ONE person doesn't go. FAMILIES go, which means multiple tickets.
Doesn't mean it's better, just means more people HAVE to go unless you're one of those dick parents who shuffle your little kid to a movie while you split off and see something else.
 
2014-01-05 02:51:06 PM  

Zombie DJ: Kids movies will always win because ONE person doesn't go. FAMILIES go, which means multiple tickets.
Doesn't mean it's better, just means more people HAVE to go unless you're one of those dick parents who shuffle your little kid to a movie while you split off and see something else.


Omg I can do that???

/awesomesauce
 
2014-01-05 02:51:34 PM  

doczoidberg: Apos: A mere $200K difference between the box office takes of The Wolf Of Wall Street and American Hustle? Huh. I'd hoped the margin would be wider, especially since the former was far more entertaining and, in fact, exceeded expectations. The latter....Not so much.


I liked both very much, but preferred American Hustle.

"AH" was riveting until the third act, when the "con" was revealed. Seemed a bit sloppy in execution. But to each his own, right?


However, I must admit that my favorite movie currently out right now is Saving Mr. Banks. I don't care if it's basically Disney propaganda. I friggin' liked it a lot.

Heard great things about it. I might see it eventually.

Saw 47 Ronin yesterday, and had a blast. It's fun in a so-bad-it's-good sort of way. The movie is a farking mess, but that actually made it a lot of fun. Plus, I was grateful that it wasn't three friggin hours long, like almost everything else I've seen in the past month.


Now THIS I refuse to pay a brass farthing for. I'll catch it on FX next year.

I would have seen that stupid Paranormal Activity movie today, but the forecast of a foot of snow in my town made me opt for staying at home. I'm not going to risk getting stuck in a snowdrift just for a farking Paranormal Activity movie.

This is what I'll spend my free movie ticket on IF.....

The next month is really going to suck for movies.



......Well, this.
 
2014-01-05 02:53:39 PM  
I took my little cousin to see it with school out this week.  I liked it a lot, but haven't seen a Disney movie in theaters since... Pocahontas? So who knows

/that "Let it Go" song has been stuck in my head all week
 
2014-01-05 02:57:49 PM  

meyerkev: Anne.Uumellmahaye: As the mom of two littles I'd like to take this opportunity to say that Frozen sucked ass and I'm dreading whatever holiday it comes out on DVD and pre-cursing whichever farking relative of mine will buy it for my kids.

Are you kidding?  It was awesome hearing the shocked silence of a movie theater full of kids when the big twist happens.

/I liked it a lot.
//And where do I go to turn in my man card?


I'm a guy too, and I loved it as well when I took my wife out to see it. Maybe I just have a soft spot for Disney and CGI, but it was a lot of fun, the Avenue Q folks wrote some great songs, and Kristen Bell did some great voice work. Hell, even the snowman worked well as a comedic sidekick and didn't overstay his welcome and turn into a Jar Jar.

/Bonus: Alan Tudyk as Duke of "Weasel Town".
 
2014-01-05 02:59:36 PM  
I liked Frozen but I think the short old guy would have been a better bad guy
Took until the movie was in the third act to reveal the the guy with several siblings was actually bad
The snowman was annoying.
 
2014-01-05 02:59:46 PM  
Frozen kicked ass, Hustle was ok and I want to avoid the movies because this week is God of War/300 ripoff #12
 
2014-01-05 03:02:13 PM  

blackminded: meyerkev: Anne.Uumellmahaye: As the mom of two littles I'd like to take this opportunity to say that Frozen sucked ass and I'm dreading whatever holiday it comes out on DVD and pre-cursing whichever farking relative of mine will buy it for my kids.

Are you kidding?  It was awesome hearing the shocked silence of a movie theater full of kids when the big twist happens.

/I liked it a lot.
//And where do I go to turn in my man card?

*reads the Wikipedia synopsis*

[daaaaaamn.jpg]


And that would have been an AMAZING twist even if it hadn't been Disney, but it's FREAKING DISNEY.  Where people fall in "twue wove" over the course of a single song.  And then *daaaaaamn*.

/Oh, and the annoying "funny joke character" was actually funny.  So you know, kudos for that.
 
2014-01-05 03:05:57 PM  

Mugato: I declare a moratorium on the "boogaloo" meme, effective immediately.

 And why have holiday movies been so lame this season? I mean we had the Hobbit, but what else? James Cameron understood that the winter was a lucrative time of year as well as summer. All of his blue tinted winter movies make a shiatload of money yet we still have 5 movies released every week during the summer and like 3 movies in the winter.


5 movies were released on Christmas Day.


/saw Wolf of Wallstreet, I think every farker would appreciate all of the Quaalude scenes.
 
2014-01-05 03:06:25 PM  
If anybody wants to spoil Paranormal Activity 4 Part 2 for me please, go ahead.
 
2014-01-05 03:07:07 PM  
We were pretty disappointed with Frozen. The songs were pretty weak for the most part.

I thought Tangled was much better from the same studio. The soundtracks and how enjoyable each movie was is a night and day difference.
 
2014-01-05 03:08:48 PM  

Gene Masseth Jr.: If anybody wants to spoil Paranormal Activity 4 Part 2 for me please, go ahead.


Its people.
 
2014-01-05 03:10:18 PM  
I thought it was OK.  Our little ones (son six and a half, daughter just turned five) loved it and wanted to see it again this weekend.  They don't understand why we can't watch it on TV.
 
2014-01-05 03:18:07 PM  

Gene Masseth Jr.: If anybody wants to spoil Paranormal Activity 4 Part 2 for me please, go ahead.


I haven't seen it, but I'll give it a shot:
Green filter with scanlines.
People running around screaming and flailing.
Flickering lights.
Bad low-contrast special effects.
More screaming and flailing.
Credits.
 
2014-01-05 03:26:35 PM  
As a metaphor for whatever permutation of "outsider" a young'un might be, Frozen works well.

As a movie, Frozen is a trainwreck.

Spoilers:

Idiot parents, trolls that have absolutely nothing to do with the movie and fail to say the one thing that would have tied them in ("oh, you're that girl we gave amnesia to when you were a kid"), a sidekick (Olaf) who serves absolutely no purpose. Additionally, giving it kudos for the big twist is ignoring the fact that the situation was awkward and contrived from the beginning.

Of COURSE the guy you fell in love with and got engaged to over the course of a three minute song is a douche trying to steal your money. Only a Disney princess would have fallen for that so quickly in the first place. Giving Frozen points for this "twist" is like guys expecting brownie points with a girl for all the times they haven't creepily hit on her - you shouldn't be doing it anyway.

Someone on the interwebs wrote a reprise of "Do You Wanna Build A Snowman" for Elsa to sing after Anna finally freezes, as a better emotional climax and resolution, etc, and I agree wholeheartedly. I'd take it one step further and having *this* be where Olaf is created. Elsa makes a living snowman, Anna thaws, etc, and then you can have a walking-into-the-sunset scene covering Olaf's interest in summer, Christoph insisting that someone needs to tell him, and then Olaf's summer song fits nicely over the credits.

Oh, and just cut the trolls entirely. Court wizard tells them to give Anna amnesia, thirty seconds, done.
 
2014-01-05 03:28:45 PM  

meyerkev: Anne.Uumellmahaye: As the mom of two littles I'd like to take this opportunity to say that Frozen sucked ass and I'm dreading whatever holiday it comes out on DVD and pre-cursing whichever farking relative of mine will buy it for my kids.

Are you kidding?  It was awesome hearing the shocked silence of a movie theater full of kids when the big twist happens.

/I liked it a lot.
//And where do I go to turn in my man card?



Audible gasps in the theatre during my second viewing. Audible. Gasps.

I thought it was great. I'm a bit surprised some folks seem to outright hate it, though I really shouldn't be.

Much better than some of Disney's entries, I'd say. "Let it go" is a fantastic song.
 
2014-01-05 03:53:18 PM  
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2014-01-05 03:56:16 PM  

Lokasenna: As a metaphor for whatever permutation of "outsider" a young'un might be, Frozen works well.

As a movie, Frozen is a trainwreck.

Spoilers:

Idiot parents, trolls that have absolutely nothing to do with the movie and fail to say the one thing that would have tied them in ("oh, you're that girl we gave amnesia to when you were a kid"), a sidekick (Olaf) who serves absolutely no purpose. Additionally, giving it kudos for the big twist is ignoring the fact that the situation was awkward and contrived from the beginning.


Oh, and just cut the trolls entirely. Court wizard tells them to give Anna amnesia, thirty seconds, done.


I really feel like the trolls were forced into the movie based on the success of the yellow minions from 'Despicable Me'
 
2014-01-05 04:01:58 PM  

Bubblegum Tate: Lokasenna: As a metaphor for whatever permutation of "outsider" a young'un might be, Frozen works well.

As a movie, Frozen is a trainwreck.

Spoilers:

Idiot parents, trolls that have absolutely nothing to do with the movie and fail to say the one thing that would have tied them in ("oh, you're that girl we gave amnesia to when you were a kid"), a sidekick (Olaf) who serves absolutely no purpose. Additionally, giving it kudos for the big twist is ignoring the fact that the situation was awkward and contrived from the beginning.


Oh, and just cut the trolls entirely. Court wizard tells them to give Anna amnesia, thirty seconds, done.

I really feel like the trolls were forced into the movie based on the success of the yellow minions from 'Despicable Me'


I think it is a Disney thing. They feel like they need some cute creatures in there somewhere, even if they never really fit in well with the story (I think they were the weakest part of the story).
 
2014-01-05 04:09:15 PM  
Finally saw "Nebraska" this weekend. Great movie. The scene where the sons steal back their father's air compressor was funny, as well as their mother describing every woman she ever knew as whores.

Gene Masseth Jr.: If anybody wants to spoil Paranormal Activity 4 Part 2 for me please, go ahead.


Here you go. May be spoilers.
 
2014-01-05 04:19:14 PM  

GreenAdder: Look, pal. There's only one movie called "Frozen," and it's about three morons who get stuck on a ski lift.


Wolves
Girl who's cold all the time.
A place closed to visitors
Doofus resort worker

It's the same movie
 
2014-01-05 04:19:36 PM  

HempHead: Gene Masseth Jr.: If anybody wants to spoil Paranormal Activity 4 Part 2 for me please, go ahead.

Its people.


And it's an October/Halloween staple released in January.
 
2014-01-05 04:38:31 PM  
Regarding Frozen:

1.- Too many songs. First 30 minutes is mostly JUST songs...

2.- Some were cool, but some were too corny.

3.- Olaf was awesome.

4.- Loved the twist and when I mean twist, I mean the "the act of love is fraternal love, not romantic love" resolution. I loved that. It pulled the rug under the whole romance bullshiat. Great stuff Disney.

5.- The character designs and the animation was INCREDIBLE.

6.- Elsa should date Dr. Manhattan ;D
 
2014-01-05 04:49:25 PM  
Screw the haters. I've had to see a lot of kid movies since my daughter was born, and even with its flaws, Frozen was better than 90% of the other movies I've taken my daughter to see.

There isn't "a twist". There are 3 major elements that completely overturn traditional "fairy tale" stories. I talked to my daughter about each one, and told her why I thought they were cool.

Yeah, I could have done without a couple of the songs. Big deal.
 
2014-01-05 04:54:02 PM  

sugahboy: meyerkev: Anne.Uumellmahaye: As the mom of two littles I'd like to take this opportunity to say that Frozen sucked ass and I'm dreading whatever holiday it comes out on DVD and pre-cursing whichever farking relative of mine will buy it for my kids.

Are you kidding?  It was awesome hearing the shocked silence of a movie theater full of kids when the big twist happens.

/I liked it a lot.
//And where do I go to turn in my man card?


Audible gasps in the theatre during my second viewing. Audible. Gasps.

I thought it was great. I'm a bit surprised some folks seem to outright hate it, though I really shouldn't be.

Much better than some of Disney's entries, I'd say. "Let it go" is a fantastic song.


This.  I'm still listening to it on Youtube or Pandora at least once a day.

/Taking my wife to see it tomorrow.
//No, we don't have kids; I went on NYD because I heard really good things about the movie (and I like Disney musicals.)
 
2014-01-05 04:57:22 PM  
Any movie that subverts expectations that much deserves praise.

That is was DISNEY left me flabbergasted.

And "Let it go" (particularly when seen in context) is an amazing song that should get a best song nomination come Oscar time, deservedly.

Unclench, people.
 
2014-01-05 05:47:16 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Avatar was supposed to be a summer release, but he needed a few months to finish it, and the studio wasn't about to sit on it for six months until summer rolled around again, so out it went in the winter.


Titanic was supposed to be released in the summer also, that's the point. A lot of summer movie get lost because there are so many of them. Or maybe they all just suck.
 
2014-01-05 06:02:09 PM  

Mugato: A lot of summer movie get lost because there are so many of them. Or maybe they all just suck.



.................

10por15.net
 
2014-01-05 06:10:53 PM  

The Billdozer: If Hustle and Flow was in the Top 5 this week, then it must not be that hard out there for a pimp, despite reports to the contrary.

/Whoop That Trick


Things have gotten better since 2005.  For pimps, at least.
 
2014-01-05 06:18:21 PM  
Frozen is a weird thumbs-up for me because even being fully aware of its numerous flaws the parts that work manage to work so spectacularly well as to largely gloss over those flaws.

The range of emotion in Let It Go amazes me, I've not had a Disney song stuck in my head this long since, well, ever.
 
2014-01-05 06:24:50 PM  
So, who exactly designed the "OS's" in the movie "Her," and to what purpose? Because I think a lot of programmers should be fired for it.

Also, we've gone from anti-farkbot propaganda like Cherry 2000 to a pro-compufarking movie like "Her." Hooray for turtle farking.
 
2014-01-05 06:28:02 PM  
It has been a bad December.

The Hobbit was awful - especially the stupid river scene (I won't elaborate or spoil).  There was so much crap added to this movie it seems like it was intentionally stretched so they could make a 3rd one.  (It didn't feel this stretched in the 1st movie)

I wasn't big on Frozen.  Not a great flick.

47 Ronin was the only movie I saw that I left the theater not hating.  Of course - I didn't have any expectations - it looked awful.  It wasn't nearly as bad as the previews made it out to be - but it certainly isn't good.

Walter Mitty was pretty dull as well.

meh.

/When movies are only $4, you see a lot of them
 
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