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(Variety)   The Lego Movie keeps building its empire, securing $30 million and the top spot at the box office. Newcomers 3 Days to Kill debuted at a distant #2 with $14 million, and Pompeii proved to be a dud, earning just $11 million   (variety.com) divider line 70
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2014-02-23 11:07:21 AM
I had thought about going to see Pompeii, but I was playing a video game and by the time I was done, it was to late to go see one.
 
2014-02-23 11:28:19 AM

texdent: I had thought about going to see Pompeii, but I was playing a video game and by the time I was done, it was to late to go see one.



Yeah, Pompeii looks like another historical VFX demo reel without the style of 300.

I kind of want to see 3 Days to Kill even though they're beating us to death with spy movies.
 
2014-02-23 11:52:26 AM
Pompeii and 3 Days to Kill have insufficient Spaceship.
 
2014-02-23 12:40:02 PM
:|
That is my shocked face regarding the top box office.  Seriously February is a terrible wasteland for movies.
 
2014-02-23 12:48:45 PM

miss jinxed: :|
That is my shocked face regarding the top box office.  Seriously February is a terrible wasteland for movies.


March isn't looking to great either unless you want to see:
Divergent
300: Rise of an Empire
Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Need for Speed
Veronica Mars
Muppets Most Wanted
Noah
 
2014-02-23 02:01:41 PM

texdent: miss jinxed: :|
That is my shocked face regarding the top box office.  Seriously February is a terrible wasteland for movies.

March isn't looking to great either unless you want to see:



Yeah, but then in April is Captain America 2!
 
2014-02-23 02:08:59 PM
POMPEII? But I haven't even seen the first POMPE.
 
2014-02-23 02:09:24 PM

Relatively Obscure: Pompeii and 3 Days to Kill have insufficient Spaceship.


SPACESHIP!!!
 
2014-02-23 02:19:30 PM

texdent: miss jinxed: :|
That is my shocked face regarding the top box office.  Seriously February is a terrible wasteland for movies.

March isn't looking to great either unless you want to see:
Divergent
300: Rise of an Empire
Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Need for Speed
Veronica Mars
Muppets Most Wanted
Noah


Blecch. (I might see "300: Rise of an Empire" at the budget theater a few months from now...)

/ $1.50
 
2014-02-23 02:20:27 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: texdent: miss jinxed: :|
That is my shocked face regarding the top box office.  Seriously February is a terrible wasteland for movies.

March isn't looking to great either unless you want to see:
Divergent
300: Rise of an Empire
Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Need for Speed
Veronica Mars
Muppets Most Wanted
Noah

Blecch. (I might see "300: Rise of an Empire" at the budget theater a few months from now...)

/ $1.50


What have you got against The Muppets?
 
2014-02-23 02:26:50 PM

texdent: Forbidden Doughnut: texdent: miss jinxed: :|
That is my shocked face regarding the top box office.  Seriously February is a terrible wasteland for movies.

March isn't looking to great either unless you want to see:
Divergent
300: Rise of an Empire
Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Need for Speed
Veronica Mars
Muppets Most Wanted
Noah

Blecch. (I might see "300: Rise of an Empire" at the budget theater a few months from now...)

/ $1.50

What have you got against The Muppets?


It's sad that because I have kids, the only two films on there I've even an inkling to see is Muppets and Mr. Peabody.  God, when did I get so old.
 
2014-02-23 02:31:55 PM

Shadowknight: texdent: Forbidden Doughnut: texdent: miss jinxed: :|
That is my shocked face regarding the top box office.  Seriously February is a terrible wasteland for movies.

March isn't looking to great either unless you want to see:
Divergent
300: Rise of an Empire
Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Need for Speed
Veronica Mars
Muppets Most Wanted
Noah

Blecch. (I might see "300: Rise of an Empire" at the budget theater a few months from now...)

/ $1.50

What have you got against The Muppets?

It's sad that because I have kids, the only two films on there I've even an inkling to see is Muppets and Mr. Peabody.  God, when did I get so old.


Yeah March looks rough at the moment.  Not saying that there won't be a good movie or two but it's unlikely I'd see any of those in the theater.
 
2014-02-23 02:37:52 PM
Pompeii looks really really boring. Yup, the volcano is gonna erupt, yup everyone's gonna die. Okay, so we fill 98 minutes with swords & sandals and maybe a lame romance or two. Boom goes Vesuvius. Okay, that's a wrap.
 
2014-02-23 02:48:22 PM
pompeii looks like a B movie and I can't believe Kevin Costner is still acting he must be like 60 by now.
 
2014-02-23 02:51:56 PM

Plant Rights Activist: pompeii looks like a B movie and I can't believe Kevin Costner is still acting he must be like 60 by now.


60 year-olds can't act?  I mean COSTNER can't and never could, but otherwise so what about being 60?
 
2014-02-23 03:10:42 PM

miss jinxed: :|
That is my shocked face regarding the top box office.  Seriously February is a terrible wasteland for movies.


The whole point of Feb for me is to get caught up on all the Oscar nominated movies I haven't watched previously.
 
2014-02-23 03:16:50 PM

theorellior: Pompeii looks really really boring. Yup, the volcano is gonna erupt, yup everyone's gonna die. Okay, so we fill 98 minutes with swords & sandals and maybe a lame romance or two. Boom goes Vesuvius. Okay, that's a wrap.


It does sound a bit like Titanic or Pearl Harbor. Fictional melodrama against the backdrop of one tragic event.
 
2014-02-23 03:16:57 PM

Relatively Obscure: Plant Rights Activist: pompeii looks like a B movie and I can't believe Kevin Costner is still acting he must be like 60 by now.

60 year-olds can't act?  I mean COSTNER can't and never could, but otherwise so what about being 60?


Costner is terrible.  The spots in the trailer where he's trying to be menacing and intimidating, he comes off as irritated that someone stole his parking spot at the mall.
 
2014-02-23 03:45:38 PM

And Mr. Peabody looks terrible. When goofy side character voiced by patrick Warburton gets more airtime in the ads than the second character listed in the title of the movie, you know you are in trouble.


Plus,when the full length preview winds up showing all three "butt jokes" that most kids movies have, jeez, you are giving away all of your good material in the trailers.

 
2014-02-23 03:51:57 PM

Infernalist: Relatively Obscure: Plant Rights Activist: pompeii looks like a B movie and I can't believe Kevin Costner is still acting he must be like 60 by now.

60 year-olds can't act?  I mean COSTNER can't and never could, but otherwise so what about being 60?

Costner is terrible.  The spots in the trailer where he's trying to be menacing and intimidating, he comes off as irritated that someone stole his parking spot at the mall.


Whenever I see the trailer on television, I keep thinking that someone's doing a read-through for a Burt Maclin movie.
 
2014-02-23 03:54:39 PM
Everything is awesome about Legos
 
2014-02-23 03:58:06 PM
Our local theater chain has  Lego, the #1 movie in the country, playing in one house, splitting between 3D and regular versions, 2 shows a day each. Meanwhile, cinematic turds like I, Frankenstein and  The Legend of Hercules have 4 shows a day each. Brilliant. I can only assume they have contractual obligations that preventing them from diching the crappy flicks in favor of the money-maker.
 
2014-02-23 03:58:57 PM
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2014-02-23 04:00:17 PM

Yakivegas: Our local theater chain has  Lego, the #1 movie in the country, playing in one house, splitting between 3D and regular versions, 2 shows a day each. Meanwhile, cinematic turds like I, Frankenstein and  The Legend of Hercules have 4 shows a day each. Brilliant. I can only assume they have contractual obligations that preventing them from ditching the crappy flicks in favor of the money-maker.


FTFM
 
2014-02-23 04:13:34 PM
I thought Lego Movie was overrated.  I laughed maybe 10 times and eight of them were at something Bat-man did.  Predictable and flat.  Save it for a rental.
 
2014-02-23 04:13:34 PM

theorellior: Pompeii looks really really boring. Yup, the volcano is gonna erupt, yup everyone's gonna die.


Thanks. Whatever happened to "spoiler alert"?

/jerk
 
2014-02-23 04:30:45 PM
POMPEII? But I haven't even seen the first POMPE.

grooooan
 
2014-02-23 04:37:05 PM

foo monkey: I thought Lego Movie was overrated.  I laughed maybe 10 times and eight of them were at something Bat-man did.  Predictable and flat.  Save it for a rental.


You sound like you had a bitter childhood.
 
2014-02-23 04:56:06 PM

taxandspend: The LEGO Movie was a hilarious, warm piece of eye candy; but I think the movie we're all waiting for is the The Playmobil Movie.


They've already teased that LEGO 2 will have Duplo.


/spaceship
 
2014-02-23 05:03:37 PM

texdent: Forbidden Doughnut: texdent: miss jinxed: :|
That is my shocked face regarding the top box office.  Seriously February is a terrible wasteland for movies.

March isn't looking to great either unless you want to see:
Divergent
300: Rise of an Empire
Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Need for Speed
Veronica Mars
Muppets Most Wanted
Noah

Blecch. (I might see "300: Rise of an Empire" at the budget theater a few months from now...)

/ $1.50

What have you got against The Muppets?


I'll field this one: the previous movie was a sickening Gary-Stu fantasy from Jason Segel.  And the whole "but the music was from the Flight of the Conchords guy" does  notexcuse the "Man or Muppet" song.  Nothing anyone can ever say to me will make me believe that song is any way clever or entertaining.

Also, the fact that this one is still trying to make Walter happen is deeply irritating to me.

OTOH, The Lego Movie was absolutely delightful to me.  I smiled all the way through it.
 
2014-02-23 05:08:32 PM
Pompeii sucked. Stupid gladiator movie with a totally pointless and shoehorned romance story.

3 Days to Kill was uneven, yet oddly refreshing. Costner was great in it. The overall result is merely sort of want.

Lego Movie is lots of fun.

I also saw Ride Along this week. It's a solid enough comedy. Not great, but about as good as you're gonna get this month.

February 2014 has been an awful month for movies.

Here's to hoping Nonstop, coming out on  Friday, is a blast.

Sigh....
 
2014-02-23 05:17:27 PM

SithLord: foo monkey: I thought Lego Movie was overrated.  I laughed maybe 10 times and eight of them were at something Bat-man did.  Predictable and flat.  Save it for a rental.

You sound like you had a bitter childhood.


My mother wouldn't let me keep my Legos put together.  I had to take them apart every time she said I was done playing with them.
 
2014-02-23 05:36:21 PM

foo monkey: SithLord: foo monkey: I thought Lego Movie was overrated.  I laughed maybe 10 times and eight of them were at something Bat-man did.  Predictable and flat.  Save it for a rental.

You sound like you had a bitter childhood.

My mother wouldn't let me keep my Legos put together.  I had to take them apart every time she said I was done playing with them.


Where's your nearest clocktower? I'd like to avoid it.
 
2014-02-23 06:08:47 PM

foo monkey: SithLord: foo monkey: I thought Lego Movie was overrated.  I laughed maybe 10 times and eight of them were at something Bat-man did.  Predictable and flat.  Save it for a rental.

You sound like you had a bitter childhood.

My mother wouldn't let me keep my Legos put together.  I had to take them apart every time she said I was done playing with them.


That's really sad, but it's also a great origin story for the villain in the sequel.

/did you have to completely remove your shoelaces every night too?
//sounds like an OCD symptom
 
2014-02-23 06:10:26 PM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: foo monkey: SithLord: foo monkey: I thought Lego Movie was overrated.  I laughed maybe 10 times and eight of them were at something Bat-man did.  Predictable and flat.  Save it for a rental.

You sound like you had a bitter childhood.

My mother wouldn't let me keep my Legos put together.  I had to take them apart every time she said I was done playing with them.

Where's your nearest clocktower? I'd like to avoid it.


http://tetrapartners.com/tetra-commercial-property-management/view_l is ting.php?id=Clock%20Tower%20on%20Seven, but it's kind of a haul.
 
2014-02-23 06:10:58 PM
I'll say it: Robocop was a really good movie. I saw it last night and it has to be one of the most underrated films in a long time.

/Almost didn't see it because of the reviews.
 
2014-02-23 06:14:56 PM

Strolpol: foo monkey: SithLord: foo monkey: I thought Lego Movie was overrated.  I laughed maybe 10 times and eight of them were at something Bat-man did.  Predictable and flat.  Save it for a rental.

You sound like you had a bitter childhood.

My mother wouldn't let me keep my Legos put together.  I had to take them apart every time she said I was done playing with them.

That's really sad, but it's also a great origin story for the villain in the sequel.

/did you have to completely remove your shoelaces every night too?
//sounds like an OCD symptom


More extreme anal retentiveness.  Everything has to be clean and perfect.  If it's not being used right now, it has to be out of sight. She had a severely farked up childhood.  When I got older and learned more, I lost a LOT of the negativity I had toward her.

I'm incredibly sloppy.  Between the cables, tools, empty energy drink cans, and nail polish remover my desk looks like The Unabomber's workshop.
 
2014-02-23 06:34:14 PM
Apologies for living under a rock, but the footage I've seen from the Lego movie makes it look like something from Robot Chicken, only perhaps not as funny. Is it any good?
 
2014-02-23 06:42:35 PM

The Burnaby Kid: Apologies for living under a rock, but the footage I've seen from the Lego movie makes it look like something from Robot Chicken, only perhaps not as funny. Is it any good?


That's more of a stylized effect of them all being built out of Legos.  It wouldn't make sense if they weren't articulated like they were made out of Legos.  It was visually stunning awesome.
 
2014-02-23 06:43:29 PM

BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: Here's to hoping Nonstop, coming out on Friday, is a blast.


A friend of mine went to the preview.  Said it was good.
 
2014-02-23 07:11:16 PM

The Burnaby Kid: Apologies for living under a rock, but the footage I've seen from the Lego movie makes it look like something from Robot Chicken, only perhaps not as funny. Is it any good?


It's probably good if you're on speed. To me it was like they crammed in 5 hours of special effects into 90 minutes.  My kids thought it was so-so

Pompeii is a historical event that could be a great film, or mini series.  But just like everything else, they have to dumb it down for the retard crowd.
 
2014-02-23 07:18:09 PM

Six_By_Nine: I'll field this one: the previous movie was a sickening Gary-Stu fantasy from Jason Segel.  And the whole "but the music was from the Flight of the Conchords guy" does  notexcuse the "Man or Muppet" song.  Nothing anyone can ever say to me will make me believe that song is any way clever or entertaining.

Also, the fact that this one is still trying to make Walter happen is deeply irritating to me.


Interestingly, you're managed to be so incredibly wrong that you've passed all the way through wrong, drifted past right, and deeply into wrong again.  A veritable Ouroboros of wrong.
 
2014-02-23 07:27:32 PM

Relatively Obscure: Plant Rights Activist: pompeii looks like a B movie and I can't believe Kevin Costner is still acting he must be like 60 by now.

60 year-olds can't act?  I mean COSTNER can't and never could, but otherwise so what about being 60?


If I was making Hollywood actor money I would retire by 30.  Though, if he does love acting perhaps he should be cast in a role other than uber-assassin-hitman-ninja-bountyhunter.
 
2014-02-23 07:52:38 PM

8 inches: I'll say it: Robocop was a really good movie. I saw it last night and it has to be one of the most underrated films in a long time.

/Almost didn't see it because of the reviews.


I didn't dislike Robocop, but having watched the original and it with someone who had never watched it before, we both liked the original far more.

And the ending was lame.  Laaame.
 
2014-02-23 08:15:04 PM

The Burnaby Kid: Apologies for living under a rock, but the footage I've seen from the Lego movie makes it look like something from Robot Chicken, only perhaps not as funny. Is it any good?


I just got back from seeing it with my kid. He was about rolling out of his seat a few times, and even I got a few laughs out of it. There's some surprisingly touching moments in there that makes it get a bit dusty out.

When I was watching it I just kinda thought "Huh, I wonder if that's what it's like when my kid just starts building crazy stuff. "
 
2014-02-23 09:02:45 PM
My wife took me to see Pompeii last night.
B-movie "Gladiator" clone with Jon Snow. He just played Jon Snow ,seriously. His Roman guard even looked like the trainer that messes with him on the Wall.

The 3D looked very cool though. That was the only saving grace.
 
2014-02-23 09:04:56 PM

Relatively Obscure: I didn't dislike Robocop, but having watched the original and it with someone who had never watched it before, we both liked the original far more.


If you completely forget the original or never saw it, it's not bad. Maybe a little bland. But the original was superior in every way, unless you're hung up on state of the art vfx.
 
2014-02-23 09:05:40 PM

taxandspend: The LEGO Movie was a hilarious, warm piece of eye candy; but I think the movie we're all waiting for is the The Playmobil Movie.


Ja!
 
2014-02-23 09:25:39 PM
Spaceship!

By the way, the reason why the SPACE guy is blue and not Kerbal-green is that for a while all spacemen were blue or yellow.

/my lawn, get off it
/but return the bricks stuck in your feet first
/spaceship
 
2014-02-23 10:13:56 PM

spiritplumber: By the way, the reason why the SPACE guy is blue and not Kerbal-green is that for a while all spacemen were blue or yellow.


I loved that little guy so much. The chinstrap of his helmet was even cracked! The planet insignia on his chest was chipping and flaking! I swear he came out of my childhood toybox.
 
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