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(Contact Music)   300: Rise of an Empire hacks and slashes its way to #1 at the box office while Mr. Peabody & Sherman bows at #2. And Jesus has little staying power, as Son of God drops almost 55%, landing at #4 while Robocop is put out of commission entirely   (contactmusic.com) divider line 84
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2014-03-09 11:07:42 AM
What, you mean the churches artificially inflating the first week ticket sales of Jesus Movie #341459 didn't go back for a second week?

I'm shocked, SHOCKED!
 
2014-03-09 11:46:34 AM
As much as my rational brain knows that the 300 movie will consist mostly of cheesy dialogue and slow-motion CGI fights, I'll still watch it....

....for the abs

steelcitycrossfit.com

i.usatoday.net

screenrebellion.com

/oh my
//shut up, we can ogle too
 
2014-03-09 11:59:56 AM

miss diminutive: As much as my rational brain knows that the 300 movie will consist mostly of cheesy dialogue and slow-motion CGI fights, I'll still watch it....

....for the abs

[steelcitycrossfit.com image 300x225]

[i.usatoday.net image 490x360]

[screenrebellion.com image 620x400]

/oh my
//shut up, we can ogle too


The amazing thing is that those abs are real and not CGI. The extras on the '300' DVD show the worked out the actors had to do.
 
2014-03-09 12:00:39 PM
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Everybody put your helmets on!  Safety first, people!  We don't want to go out there vulnerable and unprotected!

Now, remember.  We fight in phalanx formation. We fight as a single impenetrable unit. That is the source of our strength. Each Spartan protects the man on his left from thigh to neck with his shield. A single weak spot and the phalanx shatters. So everyone please be sure to charge forward and separate yourselves from one another at your earliest convenience.

Got it?  Alright, folks, let's do this.  Can I get a Ah-ooh?!
 
2014-03-09 12:20:15 PM
300 2 had more blood splatter than the entire run of CSI
 
2014-03-09 01:01:47 PM

FirstNationalBastard: What, you mean the churches artificially inflating the first week ticket sales of Jesus Movie #341459 didn't go back for a second week?

I'm shocked, SHOCKED!


Well, duh - all of the brain dead closeted homos went to see 300 this week.
 
2014-03-09 01:04:47 PM

Relatively Obscure: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 450x401]

Everybody put your helmets on!  Safety first, people!  We don't want to go out there vulnerable and unprotected!

Now, remember.  We fight in phalanx formation. We fight as a single impenetrable unit. That is the source of our strength. Each Spartan protects the man on his left from thigh to neck with his shield. A single weak spot and the phalanx shatters. So everyone please be sure to charge forward and separate yourselves from one another at your earliest convenience.

Got it?  Alright, folks, let's do this.  Can I get a Ah-ooh?!


There's actually a reason for the whole of this.
 
2014-03-09 01:05:50 PM

Relatively Obscure: Now, remember. We fight in phalanx formation. We fight as a single impenetrable unit. That is the source of our strength. Each Spartan protects the man on his left from thigh to neck with his shield. A single weak spot and the phalanx shatters. So everyone please be sure to charge forward and separate yourselves from one another at your earliest convenience.


And you, hideously deformed guy.  No, you can't fight with us.  Because phalanx, that's why.  CHARGE!!!!!!

Your post has let me know I wasn't the only one, and I'm not alone in the world.  Thank you.
 
2014-03-09 01:06:04 PM

texdent: 300 2 had more blood splatter than the entire run of CSI


Did it have more slashing and blood spatter then a season of Dexter?
 
2014-03-09 01:06:54 PM

Marshmallow Jones: FirstNationalBastard: What, you mean the churches artificially inflating the first week ticket sales of Jesus Movie #341459 didn't go back for a second week?

I'm shocked, SHOCKED!

Well, duh - all of the brain dead closeted homos went to see 300 this week.


So how as it?
 
2014-03-09 01:07:29 PM
How was, dammit, was.
 
2014-03-09 01:09:25 PM
I hear Jesus dies at the end.


*SPOILER ALERT*
 
2014-03-09 01:12:42 PM

Bslim: I hear Jesus dies at the end.


*SPOILER ALERT*


Shut up you!  At least you can't ruin King Kong for me.  Hey, he's climbing up the Empire State Building.  Go you big ape!
 
2014-03-09 01:14:01 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Marshmallow Jones: FirstNationalBastard: What, you mean the churches artificially inflating the first week ticket sales of Jesus Movie #341459 didn't go back for a second week?

I'm shocked, SHOCKED!

Well, duh - all of the brain dead closeted homos went to see 300 this week.

So how as it?


Was it as terrible as the first one?
 
2014-03-09 01:25:39 PM
I went to see The Wind Rises.

That was very good.
 
2014-03-09 01:28:56 PM

Infernalist: Relatively Obscure: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 450x401]

Everybody put your helmets on!  Safety first, people!  We don't want to go out there vulnerable and unprotected!

Now, remember.  We fight in phalanx formation. We fight as a single impenetrable unit. That is the source of our strength. Each Spartan protects the man on his left from thigh to neck with his shield. A single weak spot and the phalanx shatters. So everyone please be sure to charge forward and separate yourselves from one another at your earliest convenience.

Got it?  Alright, folks, let's do this.  Can I get a Ah-ooh?!

There's actually a reason for the whole of this.


Because it's based on a comic book and has nothing to do with historical Spartans?
 
2014-03-09 01:29:12 PM

rustypouch: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Marshmallow Jones: FirstNationalBastard: What, you mean the churches artificially inflating the first week ticket sales of Jesus Movie #341459 didn't go back for a second week?

I'm shocked, SHOCKED!

Well, duh - all of the brain dead closeted homos went to see 300 this week.

So how as it?

Was it as terrible as the first one?


So bad, its good. Not so much a sequel though, the events of the two movies take place almost all simultaneously.

But I do feel bad for the Queen of Sparta. The death of her husband seemed to age her 10 years over night.
 
2014-03-09 01:29:35 PM
We went to see the Lunchbox. It was pretty darn good.
 
2014-03-09 01:37:21 PM

Clash City Farker: rustypouch: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Marshmallow Jones: FirstNationalBastard: What, you mean the churches artificially inflating the first week ticket sales of Jesus Movie #341459 didn't go back for a second week?

I'm shocked, SHOCKED!

Well, duh - all of the brain dead closeted homos went to see 300 this week.

So how as it?

Was it as terrible as the first one?

So bad, its good. Not so much a sequel though, the events of the two movies take place almost all simultaneously.

But I do feel bad for the Queen of Sparta. The death of her husband seemed to age her 10 years over night.


Cool. That's about what I thought of the first one. So terribly cheezy that I couldn't help but laugh.

I still so understand why so many people think so highly of it.
 
2014-03-09 01:41:28 PM

rustypouch: Clash City Farker: rustypouch: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Marshmallow Jones: FirstNationalBastard: What, you mean the churches artificially inflating the first week ticket sales of Jesus Movie #341459 didn't go back for a second week?

I'm shocked, SHOCKED!

Well, duh - all of the brain dead closeted homos went to see 300 this week.

So how as it?

Was it as terrible as the first one?

So bad, its good. Not so much a sequel though, the events of the two movies take place almost all simultaneously.

But I do feel bad for the Queen of Sparta. The death of her husband seemed to age her 10 years over night.

Cool. That's about what I thought of the first one. So terribly cheezy that I couldn't help but laugh.

I still so understand why so many people think so highly of it.


I didn't hate it.  It was cheesy, yeah.  It was definitely a laughable interpretation of the battle, but you went in knowing that. It was pretty much what I thought it would be when I went to see it.  I don't regret seeing it.

But I wouldn't go out of my way to see it again.
 
2014-03-09 01:42:08 PM

odinsposse: Infernalist: Relatively Obscure: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 450x401]

Everybody put your helmets on!  Safety first, people!  We don't want to go out there vulnerable and unprotected!

Now, remember.  We fight in phalanx formation. We fight as a single impenetrable unit. That is the source of our strength. Each Spartan protects the man on his left from thigh to neck with his shield. A single weak spot and the phalanx shatters. So everyone please be sure to charge forward and separate yourselves from one another at your earliest convenience.

Got it?  Alright, folks, let's do this.  Can I get a Ah-ooh?!

There's actually a reason for the whole of this.

Because it's based on a comic book and has nothing to do with historical Spartans?


The movie is based on a comic and the comic is based on actual Greek artifacts.  In the comic and on the artifacts, the heroes are naked because that's how they told their stories.

The movie itself isn't so much a representation of what actually happened, but the visualization of the story told by the one-eyed story teller at the beginning and end of the movie.  It was ancient propaganda, told to hype up their dead king and warriors while vilifying their enemies.
 
2014-03-09 01:46:29 PM
Saw Rise of an Empire and thought it was better than the first.  It gives a nice balance compared to the ultra-militarism of the first movie while, in this, it is more "Look at those stupid Spartans with their stupid faces" as they are really no more than a bunch of dudes that died to rally Greece together.  It is the smarter brother of the two movies.
 
2014-03-09 01:50:35 PM

taxandspend: If Son of God plays anything like Passion of the Christ, it will continue to wane for weeks before putting up pretty big numbers the weekend of April 20th (holy shiat, Easter is that late in April this year?!) Either way, I can't imagine the movie is anything but pure profit for the producers/studios at this point. I say kudos to them for getting so many people to pay modern ticket prices to see something they probably already watched last year.


Dammit, Easter falls on my birthday this year.
 
2014-03-09 01:51:36 PM
I fell asleep in 300. Action movies should not use slow motion for EVERY fight scene.

I will not be watching 301.
 
2014-03-09 01:53:17 PM

Infernalist: The movie itself isn't so much a representation of what actually happened, but the visualization of the story told by the one-eyed story teller at the beginning and end of the movie. It was ancient propaganda, told to hype up their dead king and warriors while vilifying their enemies.


They were still naked when he'd finished his story and were charging wildly at Plataea ;)
 
2014-03-09 01:54:25 PM

taxandspend: If Son of God plays anything like Passion of the Christ, it will continue to wane for weeks before putting up pretty big numbers the weekend of April 20th (holy shiat, Easter is that late in April this year?!) Either way, I can't imagine the movie is anything but pure profit for the producers/studios at this point. I say kudos to them for getting so many people to pay modern ticket prices to see something they probably already watched last year.


Yeah, isn't the movie basically all the Jesus bits of the Bible cable miniseries edited into movie form? Pretty much just a cheap grab for a hit more cash. Are the proceeds going to any Christian charities, or is just just going into the pockets of the producers?
 
2014-03-09 01:55:27 PM
I've said it before and this is the last time I'll say it again: Robocop was a really good movie.
 
2014-03-09 01:55:51 PM
This weekend we brunch in purgatory.
 
2014-03-09 01:58:51 PM

8 inches: I've said it before and this is the last time I'll say it again: Robocop was a really good movie.


I enjoyed it (except the end.  I thought the end was stupid).  I enjoyed it considerably less than the original, but again I certainly don't regret watching it.
 
2014-03-09 02:02:53 PM

8 inches: I've said it before and this is the last time I'll say it again: Robocop was a really good movie.


I wouldn't say "really" good.  It lacked the satirical bite of the first one.  There was no scene that shocked you into laughter like the Mr. Kinney death scene of the first.  That said, ED-209's saying "Peace be upon you" to cowering Iranians was pretty funny.
 
2014-03-09 02:18:51 PM
Grand Budapest Hotel is also pretty good.
 
2014-03-09 02:18:57 PM

SeaMan Stainz: I fell asleep in 300. Action movies should not use slow motion for EVERY fight scene.

I will not be watching 301.


I agree, that was a big stylistic change from the first 299 in the series.
 
2014-03-09 02:29:12 PM
Eva Green totally steals the show in 300: Rise of an Empire.

I haven't seen a supporting character so clearly outshine the rest of a film's cast since Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight.

She makes the film watchable.

Plus, she shows her boobs...her magnificent boobs.
 
2014-03-09 02:37:27 PM
The Peabody movie really was a huge nostalgia trip for me, but I liked it. It was basically a series of Peabody and Sherman episodes from the old cartoon strung together with a vaguely coherent plot line. Peabody's voice was spot on for me, and I loved all the little cameo famous-voice actors (Like Mel Brooks as Einstein).

The "Antagonist" is basically absent for 2/3rds of the movie, but I didn't much notice. I was having fun seeing them CGI some famous periods of history, give The Wayback a modern upgraded look, and throw out some lame puns. I could wish there was more substance to it, but it was still worth the matinee ticket.
 
2014-03-09 02:38:39 PM

BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: Eva Green totally steals the show in 300: Rise of an Empire.

I haven't seen a supporting character so clearly outshine the rest of a film's cast since Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight.

She makes the film watchable.

Plus, she shows her boobs...her magnificent boobs.


My only gripe with her character is that they didn't make her conniving enough.  In the actual battles, she had a tendency to raise a Greek flag on her ship and attack Persian ships so that she could escape tricky situations.  By accounts, Xerxes never did figure it out.
 
2014-03-09 02:39:29 PM
300: RoaE was shiat. That was worse than Snow White & the Huntsman. I actually walked out of the theater.
 
2014-03-09 02:42:36 PM

8 inches: I've said it before and this is the last time I'll say it again: Robocop was a really good movie.


RoboCop was a serviceable movie. I did not feel as though the movie wasted my time. While I did not care for the casting of Samuel L. Jackson, I did appreciate how his scenes were the movie's version of the original movie's "Media Break" (I do believe, however, that a different actor should have been cast in that role). I did appreciate how the movie deviated from the concepts of the original, though I believe that it was not always completely successful in doing so.

I do not believe that I wasted my money in seeing it.

/Received a free pass when I bought the original RoboCop on Blu-Ray.
 
2014-03-09 02:46:48 PM

soseussme: This weekend we brunch in purgatory.


I'd rather have tea time in Limbo.
 
2014-03-09 03:06:29 PM

BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: Eva Green totally steals the show in 300: Rise of an Empire.

I haven't seen a supporting character so clearly outshine the rest of a film's cast since Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight.

She makes the film watchable.

Plus,
she shows her boobs...her magnificent boobs.

 
2014-03-09 03:16:47 PM

8 inches: I've said it before and this is the last time I'll say it again: Robocop was a really good movie.


I've actually heard that from several sources. I didn't see it because I thought it was a dumber rehash of the Verhoeven original.....guess I'll watch it at the budget theater in a few weeks...
 
2014-03-09 03:29:16 PM

BalugaJoe: Grand Budapest Hotel is also pretty good.


I really want to see this movie, but it doesn't seem to be playing anywhere around here.
 
2014-03-09 03:36:15 PM
I hear there are only two reasons to see 300 2, and they're spectacular.
 
2014-03-09 03:43:18 PM

Bslim: BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: Eva Green totally steals the show in 300: Rise of an Empire.

I haven't seen a supporting character so clearly outshine the rest of a film's cast since Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight.

She makes the film watchable.

Plus, she shows her boobs...her magnificent boobs.


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2014-03-09 04:04:23 PM

mjohnson71: Bslim: BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: Eva Green totally steals the show in 300: Rise of an Empire.

I haven't seen a supporting character so clearly outshine the rest of a film's cast since Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight.

She makes the film watchable.

Plus, she shows her boobs...her magnificent boobs.

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Her boobs were the only thing watchable in that movie. Was terrible. Enjoyed the first one.
 
2014-03-09 04:10:56 PM

Relatively Obscure: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 450x401]

Everybody put your helmets on!  Safety first, people!  We don't want to go out there vulnerable and unprotected!

Now, remember.  We fight in phalanx formation. We fight as a single impenetrable unit. That is the source of our strength. Each Spartan protects the man on his left from thigh to neck with his shield. A single weak spot and the phalanx shatters. So everyone please be sure to charge forward and separate yourselves from one another at your earliest convenience.

Got it?  Alright, folks, let's do this.  Can I get a Ah-ooh?!


That bothered the hell out of me, I'm glad to find out I'm not the only one.  The movie was like a historical re-enactment as told by the WWE.  I kept waiting for Rick Flair and the Iron Sheik to show up.  I was just about to say that there is no way in the world that I'd sit through a second mess like that, but then another commenter mentioned something about Eva Greene, now I have to re-evaluate....
 
2014-03-09 04:14:34 PM

Bslim: BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: Eva Green totally steals the show in 300: Rise of an Empire.

I haven't seen a supporting character so clearly outshine the rest of a film's cast since Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight.

She makes the film watchable.

Plus, she shows her boobs...her magnificent boobs.



OK, you know what? You have a point here.

She's not on the level of Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight. I was building it up too much there. Still, I really liked her character. They should make a whole movie about her.
 
2014-03-09 04:33:56 PM
How in the hell does it take $145 Million to make a big-screen adaption of Mr. Peabody and Sherman?

I was a huge fan as a kid, and still am, of the original, but let's face it - it always looked like it was made with a budget of $1,380, two cases of beer and some bazooka bubble gun.  That to me is/was part of the charm.

The very fact you couldn't get this movie made for less than $30-$40 Million tops is ridiculous.
 
2014-03-09 04:45:31 PM

lawboy87: How in the hell does it take $145 Million to make a big-screen adaption of Mr. Peabody and Sherman?
I was a huge fan as a kid, and still am, of the original, but let's face it - it always looked like it was made with a budget of $1,380, two cases of beer and some bazooka bubble gun.  That to me is/was part of the charm.
The very fact you couldn't get this movie made for less than $30-$40 Million tops is ridiculous.


So you have no idea how Hollywood math works?

/no, nobody actually spent $250,000,000 to make John Carter
//David Prowse still hasn't been paid for Return Of The Jedi - because the movie "hasn't made a profit"
 
2014-03-09 05:06:18 PM

peacheslatour: BalugaJoe: Grand Budapest Hotel is also pretty good.

I really want to see this movie, but it doesn't seem to be playing anywhere around here.


It is only in four theaters.  Hopefully they will expand it. It is doing well.
 
2014-03-09 05:12:36 PM
I'll wait for the PG version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNqiSkd1M6k
 
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