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(Short List)   Seven films you probably didn't know had massive budgets or what, you totally knew that Evan Almighty cost $175 million?   (shortlist.com) divider line 54
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2014-09-04 12:59:12 PM  
From The Horse Whisperer II Sex and the City II:

Essentially a film about four women who go on holiday, inflated wages ($15 million for Sarah Jessica Parker) and exotic locations helped to push the budget up to more than $30 million what it cost to make the first film.

That's some quality writing, Lou.
 
2014-09-04 02:56:08 PM  
People don't remember the story about Evan Almighty being a clusterfark of a movie? I remembered it being closer to 200 million. Animals are expensive yo.
 
2014-09-04 02:56:58 PM  
Cocaine and prostitutes cost, yo
 
2014-09-04 03:00:23 PM  
didn't even bring up any of the adam sandler films? 90 million for 'jack and jill'?
 
2014-09-04 03:04:25 PM  
I'm not sure it was ever shot but there is a script written by Orson Welles (and or John Houseman) for Heart of Darkness.

So let's make a sequel to Multiplicity. This time with 7 Andies.
 
2014-09-04 03:15:18 PM  

tlchwi02: didn't even bring up any of the adam sandler films? 90 million for 'jack and jill'?


$20-$25 million up front for Sandler, shooting in Malibu and New York, including at New York sporting events, and I'm sure Pacino's cameo wasn't cheap.
 
2014-09-04 03:16:36 PM  

tlchwi02: didn't even bring up any of the adam sandler films? 90 million for 'jack and jill'?


79 million and yet it still made 150 million...

//Never saw it, don't want to
 
2014-09-04 03:20:21 PM  

mjones73: tlchwi02: didn't even bring up any of the adam sandler films? 90 million for 'jack and jill'?

79 million and yet it still made 150 million...

//Never saw it, don't want to


Wow, that piece of shiat made $150 million? People will watch anything.
 
2014-09-04 03:23:00 PM  
What about "Taste the Golden Spray"?
 
2014-09-04 03:24:48 PM  
Rewrites be expensive, yo.
 
2014-09-04 03:28:27 PM  

AeAe: mjones73: tlchwi02: didn't even bring up any of the adam sandler films? 90 million for 'jack and jill'?

79 million and yet it still made 150 million...

//Never saw it, don't want to

Wow, that piece of shiat made $150 million? People will watch anything.


I had to see it (my Little Brother wanted to). You have no idea how awful it is.
 
2014-09-04 03:32:18 PM  

AeAe: mjones73: tlchwi02: didn't even bring up any of the adam sandler films? 90 million for 'jack and jill'?

79 million and yet it still made 150 million...

//Never saw it, don't want to

Wow, that piece of shiat made $150 million? People will watch anything.


Seems to be his formula, make millions making a crappy movie, make a good enough profit, repeat.
 
2014-09-04 03:32:26 PM  

tlchwi02: didn't even bring up any of the adam sandler films? 90 million for 'jack and jill'?


Sandler makes big time money for the studios

http://www.businessinsider.com/adam-sandler-movies-2014-5?op=1
 
2014-09-04 03:32:41 PM  
For the Jack & Jill aficionados, in case you haven't watched it yet

http://redlettermedia.com/half-in-the-bag/jack-and-jill/
 
2014-09-04 03:34:38 PM  
after issues, such as shooting the animals, added time and money to the schedule

Maybe they could have saved money by leaving the animals alive.
 
2014-09-04 03:40:17 PM  
I think the real travesty revealed in the article is that, for Rush Hour 3, Chris Tucker got paid $5 million more than Jackie Chan.

I haven't seen the movie, but if I did, it would be because I like martial arts scenes, not because I like high-pitched yelling and intimidating facial expressions.
 
2014-09-04 03:40:59 PM  

liam76: What about "Taste the Golden Spray"?


That  film destroyed Jiro Nishi.
 
2014-09-04 03:47:48 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: after issues, such as shooting the animals, added time and money to the schedule

Maybe they could have saved money by leaving the animals alive.


Or at the very least, asked the animals to stand back-to-back, save on bullets.
 
2014-09-04 03:47:57 PM  

stoli n coke: tlchwi02: didn't even bring up any of the adam sandler films? 90 million for 'jack and jill'?

$20-$25 million up front for Sandler, shooting in Malibu and New York, including at New York sporting events, and I'm sure Pacino's cameo wasn't cheap.


Ah, shucks! You shoulda' said "spoiler alert"! I had no idea that Al Pacino was in the movie! Now I'll never see it....

/phew. feel like I dodged a bullet.
 
2014-09-04 03:50:12 PM  

mjones73: tlchwi02: didn't even bring up any of the adam sandler films? 90 million for 'jack and jill'?

79 million and yet it still made 150 million...

//Never saw it, don't want to



i saw it. i like sandler movies, usually. my sister was in town, wanted to go to a movie the kids could also enjoy. it was a horrible movie...and as i said i like sandler movies.

in summation, you're not missing anything
 
2014-09-04 03:52:42 PM  

liam76: What about "Taste the Golden Spray"?


nice!
been a while since i've seen "the big hit"...used to have it on dvd
 
2014-09-04 03:56:55 PM  

bungle_jr: liam76: What about "Taste the Golden Spray"?

nice!
been a while since i've seen "the big hit"...used to have it on dvd


"Behind 7 proxies" is the new "Trace Buster Buster".
 
2014-09-04 03:57:12 PM  

Lord_Dubu: liam76: What about "Taste the Golden Spray"?

That  film destroyed Jiro Nishi.


Yeah, but he has his Trace-Buster-Buster-Buster royalties to collect on.
 
2014-09-04 04:00:22 PM  
Other than rush hour 3, I didn't even know those were movies.

And I watch shiatloads of movies (on netflix).

// These were so below my radar they're in the ocean
 
2014-09-04 04:13:58 PM  

Quasar: AeAe: mjones73: tlchwi02: didn't even bring up any of the adam sandler films? 90 million for 'jack and jill'?

79 million and yet it still made 150 million...

//Never saw it, don't want to

Wow, that piece of shiat made $150 million? People will watch anything.

I had to see it (my Little Brother wanted to). You have no idea how awful it is.


I can imagine. The trailers look like an abortion.
 
2014-09-04 04:18:22 PM  
There was a rush hour 3?
 
2014-09-04 04:22:23 PM  
"Taste the Golden Spray"?

isn;t that an R.Kelly biopic?
 
2014-09-04 04:42:32 PM  
oi57.tinypic.com
 
2014-09-04 05:04:46 PM  

amyldoanitrite: I think the real travesty revealed in the article is that, for Rush Hour 3, Chris Tucker got paid $5 million more than Jackie Chan.

I haven't seen the movie, but if I did, it would be because I like martial arts scenes, not because I like high-pitched yelling and intimidating facial expressions.


And with Mr. Chan, you don't have to hire a stuntman.

The savings keep adding up.
 
2014-09-04 05:04:49 PM  

AeAe: mjones73: tlchwi02: didn't even bring up any of the adam sandler films? 90 million for 'jack and jill'?

79 million and yet it still made 150 million...

//Never saw it, don't want to

Wow, that piece of shiat made $150 million? People will watch anything.


You'd think with ticket prices what they are, people would be more selective.
 
2014-09-04 05:12:24 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: "Taste the Golden Spray"?

isn;t that an R.Kelly biopic?


Get yourself a copy of "The Big Hit", it's a very underrated action comedy.
 
2014-09-04 05:16:51 PM  
That bit about Steve Carell being "untested as a lead"? Uh, didn't he STAR in "The 40 Year Old Virgin" a whole two years BEFORE "Evan Almighty" and wasn't "Virgin" a big success?
 
2014-09-04 05:18:30 PM  

Old enough to know better: AeAe: mjones73: tlchwi02: didn't even bring up any of the adam sandler films? 90 million for 'jack and jill'?

79 million and yet it still made 150 million...

//Never saw it, don't want to

Wow, that piece of shiat made $150 million? People will watch anything.

You'd think with ticket prices what they are, people would be more selective.


Not teenagers. Tickets are still affordable to them and it gives them a few hours out of their parents' house.
That's why movies have been marketed to them for the last 60 years.
 
2014-09-04 05:18:42 PM  

Madewithrealbitsofpanther: People don't remember the story about Evan Almighty being a clusterfark of a movie? I remembered it being closer to 200 million. Animals are expensive yo.


Still worth it for my favorite line from a movie review ever: "Morgan Freeman, reprising his role as God..."
 
2014-09-04 05:20:21 PM  

Richard_The_Clown: That bit about Steve Carell being "untested as a lead"? Uh, didn't he STAR in "The 40 Year Old Virgin" a whole two years BEFORE "Evan Almighty" and wasn't "Virgin" a big success?


Maybe they meant in a big budget film. 40 Year Old Virgin was "only" $26 million versus whatever Evan Almighty was.. $150 ?
 
2014-09-04 05:31:44 PM  
What's a cubit??
 
2014-09-04 05:44:14 PM  
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Ooh, I remember this film. I saw it at the theater.

Paul Rudd touches Reese's legs and says ooh I touched your leg. I don't remember anything else.
 
2014-09-04 06:48:00 PM  

Promo Sapien: amyldoanitrite: I think the real travesty revealed in the article is that, for Rush Hour 3, Chris Tucker got paid $5 million more than Jackie Chan.

I haven't seen the movie, but if I did, it would be because I like martial arts scenes, not because I like high-pitched yelling and intimidating facial expressions.

And with Mr. Chan, you don't have to hire a stuntman.

The savings keep adding up.


Chan also produced those, I am sure once you factor in the back end Jackie made much more than Tucker did
 
2014-09-04 07:14:52 PM  

chitownmike: Promo Sapien: amyldoanitrite: I think the real travesty revealed in the article is that, for Rush Hour 3, Chris Tucker got paid $5 million more than Jackie Chan.

I haven't seen the movie, but if I did, it would be because I like martial arts scenes, not because I like high-pitched yelling and intimidating facial expressions.

And with Mr. Chan, you don't have to hire a stuntman.

The savings keep adding up.


Chan also produced those, I am sure once you factor in the back end Jackie made much more than Tucker did


That returns the universe to balance.
 
2014-09-04 07:25:06 PM  
I've seen exactly 0 of these movies.
 
2014-09-04 07:50:15 PM  

Quasar: I had to see it (my Little Brother wanted to). You have no idea how awful it is.


Nicky?
 
2014-09-04 08:04:24 PM  

mjones73: tlchwi02: didn't even bring up any of the adam sandler films? 90 million for 'jack and jill'?

79 million and yet it still made 150 million...

//Never saw it, don't want to


I used to watch about 3-4 movies a flight between Toronto and Heathrow.

Normally a bad one I just end up falling asleep during.

Jack and Jill was so bad I actually woke up just to turn it off before going back to sleep.
 
2014-09-04 08:18:11 PM  
Fun Fact: If made today The Seven Samurai would cost nearly $25,000,000. Godzilla? $30,000,000.

This may not seem like much, but in Post-War Japan.... it amounted to nearly 2% of the entire country's GDP for 1954.

Did I mention those two movies have each made over FIVE BILLION DOLLARS? (Not the Godzilla series... just those two movies).
 
2014-09-04 08:59:16 PM  

Madewithrealbitsofpanther: People don't remember the story about Evan Almighty being a clusterfark of a movie? I remembered it being closer to 200 million. Animals are expensive yo.


Hell, the recent Noah movie only cost $125 million.
 
2014-09-04 09:07:39 PM  

Jedekai: Fun Fact: If made today The Seven Samurai would cost nearly $25,000,000. Godzilla? $30,000,000.

This may not seem like much, but in Post-War Japan.... it amounted to nearly 2% of the entire country's GDP for 1954.

Did I mention those two movies have each made over FIVE BILLION DOLLARS? (Not the Godzilla series... just those two movies).


To be fair, they're both excellent movies.  Have to give the edge to "Seven Samurai", though.
(I'd always thought the "the original Japanese 'Godzilla' is way better than the American version" was just hipster posturing....until I saw them back to back.  It's true - the original has it all over the Raymond Burr one.)
 
2014-09-04 09:48:33 PM  

Billy Liar: Jedekai: Fun Fact: If made today The Seven Samurai would cost nearly $25,000,000. Godzilla? $30,000,000.

This may not seem like much, but in Post-War Japan.... it amounted to nearly 2% of the entire country's GDP for 1954.

Did I mention those two movies have each made over FIVE BILLION DOLLARS? (Not the Godzilla series... just those two movies).

To be fair, they're both excellent movies.  Have to give the edge to "Seven Samurai", though.
(I'd always thought the "the original Japanese 'Godzilla' is way better than the American version" was just hipster posturing....until I saw them back to back.  It's true - the original has it all over the Raymond Burr one.)


Quoting the response for truth regarding the original Godzilla. Totally not hipster posturing - it's right up there with The Day the Earth Stood Still as a masterpiece of sci-fi nuclear paranoia.

The original post, though...five billion dollars???? Where do you get those figures? is that adjusted for inflation, I imagine?

/Couldn't'a happened to nicer movies.
 
2014-09-04 11:42:44 PM  
Steve Carell  is one of those actors that I simply do NOT understand the appeal.

He is either annoying or boring regardless of the role or character.

It wasn't a shock that Evan Almighty did poorly, but it is surprising that they put that much money into it.
 
2014-09-04 11:45:14 PM  

imfallen_angel: Steve Carell  is one of those actors that I simply do NOT understand the appeal.

He is either annoying or boring regardless of the role or character.

It wasn't a shock that Evan Almighty did poorly, but it is surprising that they put that much money into it.


From what I've read, he kills it in the new movie he's in.

It may be the Denis Leary syndrome, comedian that's not particularly interesting in comedies being very good in dramas.
 
2014-09-05 01:05:27 AM  

Stantz: For the Jack & Jill aficionados, in case you haven't watched it yet

http://redlettermedia.com/half-in-the-bag/jack-and-jill/


Smartest thing he ever figured out was the Producers level scam that Sandler is succeeding at. He's like a more profitable Woody Allen.
 
2014-09-05 03:51:04 AM  

Billy Liar: Have to give the edge to "Seven Samurai", though.


s2.quickmeme.com
 
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