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(Deadline)   It's too close to call at the box office as It, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and American Made are all hovering around $16.5 million in a lackluster weekend. Flatliners flatlines at #5 with $5.5 million, Mother bottoming out to #10 with $1.3 million   ( deadline.com) divider line
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2017-10-01 01:42:04 PM  
12 votes:
I really don't care for the first Kingsman. It has all the hallmarks of a fun action spy thriller, and yet, I really couldn't get into it. And I'm a big fan of Colin Firth and Mark Strong, too.

you,sir,are an abomination
2017-10-01 02:52:30 PM  
4 votes:

EdgeRunner: The cast and "feminism" wasn't the problem with nuGhostbusters. The problem was a terrible script and even worse direction. The movie was too flailing and desperate to deliver any kind of coherent grrl power message, never mind land any jokes.


I wasn't talking about Ghostbusters at all. I was talking about Ellen Page not getting naked in Flatliners.
2017-10-01 01:51:59 PM  
4 votes:

Mugato: I barely remember the original Flatliners but I know it didn't exactly blow up at the box office. Who thought to remake that?


The original's big hook was "Oh boy, you get to see Julia Roberts in her bra!" A remake could only succeed by upping the ante with "Flatliners Xtreme: This time you see full frontal!"

But nope, they kept the underwear so no one cares. I am so sick of these remakes and reboots that have no grasp of the appeal of the original material.
2017-10-01 08:18:05 PM  
3 votes:

jimmyjackfunk: Sorry to threadjack but FOX has their season premieres tonight,  and let's just say if you are a Bob's Burgers fan and like to trip acid,  this episode is perfect for you.


And Discovery is on tonight. If you're a Star Trek fan and like to hit yourself in the head with a shiny metal hammer, this episode is probably perfect for you.
2017-10-01 03:15:03 PM  
3 votes:

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: BizarreMan: We saw Kingsman Friday night and damn, that is one awesome movie.  The first one was good, but slowed by the whole origin story and a villain we wanted to punt off the screen every time we saw him, and the comic paintball head explosions at the end were just wrong.

Watched the first one and couldn't agree more.  I actually turned the channel every time SLJ's villain was on the screen.


Wow, that sounds like a lot of work. I would probably just not watch the thing in the first place. Who did you have letting you know when his character wasn't on screen? Was there someone in another room telling you it was OK to change the channel back, or did you have someone call you?
2017-10-01 11:04:00 PM  
2 votes:

BullBearMS: EdgeRunner: BullBearMS: EdgeRunner: your desperate insistance that any mention of GB has to be MISOGYNY says far more about you than me

Nope. I have no problem with people who didn't care for the movie. It had plenty of flaws.

Yeah yeah yeah, just get to the important part already and tell me if your mom's name is Martha. I can't just sit here with my mouth open all night wondering if we're supposed to touch tongues or not. My tonsils are drying out.

If you're so incredibly butthurt that the people involved with Ghostbusters called out some asshat neckbeards for their behavior well over a year ago, to the point where you can't stop bringing it up any time there is even a tangential excuse to do so...

That arrow had to have struck very close to home.


And you're assuming an awful lot just to defend Sony's cynical and ultimately ineffectual marketing team, which can only mean one thing: Your mom's name isn't Martha at all! Eat explosive kryptonite dildos, you dirty son of a not-Martha!
2017-10-01 10:16:59 PM  
2 votes:

BullBearMS: Mugato: BullBearMS: However, all the fedora'ed neckbeards still complaining that they got called out for misogyny a freaking year later is a horse of a different color. If they hadn't been absolutely correct in their assessment of you, you would have let it go by now.

We were talking about Flatliners and someone just brought it up.

When the same people bring it up over and over and over with very little provocation, it has long since crossed over into "The lady doth protest too much, methinks."

It's been over a year. At this point if you still can't let it go, then the problem is that their assessment of you was just a little too

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I'll cop to it. I brought it up as a joking reference to another recent remake that didn't get what made the original appealing. But your desperate insistance that any mention of GB has to be MISOGYNY says far more about you than me.  Like you said, the film is only a year old, which isn't that old at all. By your measure, no one's allowed to make fun of Batman v Superman anymore either, and that's just crazy talk and you're a big dumb goofyhead.

Unless your mom's name is Martha, that is, in which case you're my newest bestest friend and I love you, man.
2017-10-01 04:54:45 PM  
2 votes:

Averam: I'm confused - why does Fark do a weekly US box office roundup thread? Is there a reason behind it? Does this get discussed publicly a lot in America? Because in the UK I can honestly say I've never seen anyone do anything similar.


This is how we decide what we like.

If it makes money we like it and you can't argue it because money is fact and truth and quite frankly we don't understand how it can be seen any other way.

If I told you I liked a movie that didn't make money I can be seen as a liar or a shill or worse, a troll. The feeling it gives us is what I would imagine being caught masturbating feels like.

There was a time a few years back where I said that I didn't think the new Fantastic 4 movie was as bad as everyone was saying and someone on Fark took it has me saying that I liked the movie and I got slaughtered. People destroyed me. I was humiliated.

I felt like everyone was laughing at me as if I had just gotten a boner in the shower in Junior High.

That's why we do it. These things matter to us.
2017-10-01 04:26:54 PM  
2 votes:

Mugato: The Brat Pack was all those pussies in those pussy John Hughes movies.


Reminds me of Dogma...

Jay: You know that guy too? That farkin' guy. He made this flick, "16 Candles". Not bad, there's tits in it but no bush. But Ebert over here don't give a shiat about that kind of thing, 'cause he's like, all in love with this John Hughes guy.

[Silent Bob shakes his head with a "whatever" look on his face]

Jay: He goes out and rents, like, every one of his movies. Farkin' "Breakfast Club", where all these stupid kids actually show up for detention. Farkin' "Weird Science", where this babe wants to take her gear off and get down, but oh no, she don't, 'cause it's a PG movie. And then "Pretty in Pink", which I can't even watch with this tubby biatch anymore 'cause every time he gets to the part where the redhead hooks up with her dream guy, he starts sobbin' like a little biatch with a skinned knee and shiat. And there's nothing worse than watching a farkin' fat man weep.

[Silent Bob blows out his cigarette smoke angrily]

Bethany: What exactly brought you to Illinois?

Jay: See, all these movies take place in this small town called Shermer in Illinois, where all the honeys are top-shelf but all the dudes are whiny pussies. Except for Judd Nelson, he was farkin' harsh.
2017-10-01 01:30:56 PM  
2 votes:
People are probably too busy building bomb shelters to go see a movie.
2017-10-02 06:25:19 PM  
1 vote:

stoli n coke: Armond White?


Oddly enough no. It was a Vicky Roach from the Daily Telegraph in Australia.

I'm just sad we can't say that Flatliners' reviews....

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...have flatlined.
2017-10-02 04:38:15 PM  
1 vote:

BullBearMS: EdgeRunner: Legitimate criticism of a bad movie for being bad, Mr. Deliberately Obtuse. And again, you're the one who can't let go here.

I believe I've mentioned several times that I have no problem criticizing the movie itself and have offered my own criticism of one of the big plot problems.

So why keep lying about that?


Were you aware that I was replying to your own question from your own post? Which I included directly above my response? Quoted verbatim?

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2017-10-02 09:41:55 AM  
1 vote:
IT absolutely blew me away...9 out of 10 - and maybe my new fave Stephen King movie.

I don't watch horror movies generally, and IT did not (in the end) even feel like a horror movie...it felt like a coming of age film.

It was incredible!
2017-10-02 02:36:59 AM  
1 vote:

EdgeRunner: Why is it so hard for you to accept that the studio gratefully latched onto the fringe misogynist comments, and tried to use them to shout down any legitimate criticism?


Legitimate criticism of what?

Why is it so hard to admit some of the asshat fedora wearing neckbeard crowd deserved to be called out for their behavior?

Why is it hard to admit that this behavior started long before there was a movie screening to criticize?

Did they call you out, personally? Because that is literally the only reason I can imagine that someone (who isn't named Trump) would be incapable of letting it go more than a year later.
2017-10-02 02:01:34 AM  
1 vote:

Witty_Retort: BullBearMS: Witty_Retort: Most of that was generated by the studio.

Yea, no.

The people involved with the film called out some shiatty and very real behavior towards the cast of their film.

Kind of like Dan Harmon calling out the behavior of people towards the new female writers on Rick and Morty.

In both cases, good for them.

There's a big difference between criticizing the work and criticizing the gender of the people doing the work.

But in GBs case, Sony amplified the hate in order to try to ride controversy to profits.  They deleted comments.  They propped up YouTube feminists. They generated articles.  They encouraged the hate.


Sony did not encourage asshat fedora wearing neckbeards to break into one of the cast member's online accounts and spread around their naked selfies.

That's the sort of extremest behavior that deserves to be called out.

Again, good for Sony for standing up for it's employees.
2017-10-01 11:24:29 PM  
1 vote:

BullBearMS: WilderKWight: jimmyjackfunk: Sorry to threadjack but FOX has their season premieres tonight,  and let's just say if you are a Bob's Burgers fan and like to trip acid,  this episode is perfect for you.

And Discovery is on tonight. If you're a Star Trek fan and like to hit yourself in the head with a shiny metal hammer, this episode is probably perfect for you.

Aren't you the guy who was claiming that the Inhumans premiere was better?

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I can't help but notice your careful cropping of the audience ratings out of those clips.
2017-10-01 08:25:49 PM  
1 vote:

WilderKWight: jimmyjackfunk: Sorry to threadjack but FOX has their season premieres tonight,  and let's just say if you are a Bob's Burgers fan and like to trip acid,  this episode is perfect for you.

And Discovery is on tonight. If you're a Star Trek fan and like to hit yourself in the head with a shiny metal hammer, this episode is probably perfect for you.


Aren't you the guy who was claiming that the Inhumans premiere was better?

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2017-10-01 08:12:38 PM  
1 vote:

Iczer: Baaaah, some jackass ruined Flatliners' 0% rating on RT...


Armond White?

I just don't think Sony knew what audience they were going after with Flatliners.
The 1990 version was one of those movies that you'd rent if the movie you initially went to the video store to get was already checked out. Or you'd watch if it was on TV on a Saturday afternoon and you didn't have anything else to do. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. That's not much of a legacy or nostalgia factor.

The trailers for the new version didn't offer anything new, except making everything look more polished and techy, and adding the same jump scares audiences have seen hundreds of times.
2017-10-01 07:48:28 PM  
1 vote:
Baaaah, some jackass ruined Flatliners' 0% rating on RT...
2017-10-01 05:51:03 PM  
1 vote:

madethistopost: EdgeRunner: madethistopost: EdgeRunner: Mugato: EdgeRunner: A remake could only succeed by upping the ante with "Flatliners Xtreme: This time you see full frontal!"

PG-13. And Ellen Page. She comes off as a militant feminist.

See? Total fail. What's next, a Ghostbusters reboot where they don't trap any ghosts?

No,  they pretty much destroyed Ghostbusters with that last feminists crap one where they thought they could dictate what people should want.
The funny part with that is they could have rebooted that one into 3 or 4 high grossing sequels......but nope.

The cast and "feminism" wasn't the problem with nuGhostbusters. The problem was a terrible script and even worse direction. The movie was too flailing and desperate to deliver any kind of coherent grrl power message, never mind land any jokes.

I agree with your points.  But they knew it was a sh*tty movie and tried to force "girl power" on us and tell us it was good for that reason.  IMO


We get it, you rock a fedora and live with your mom.
2017-10-01 05:08:32 PM  
1 vote:

BizarreMan: We saw Kingsman Friday night and damn, that is one awesome movie.



I went to see Kingsman friday afternoon, but ended up in the wrong theater. This one was showing a 2-hour add for alcohol.

On the one hand, we know Thank You For Smoking was not satire. On the other hand, think the alcohol folks are freaking out about legal cannabis? Yeah, just a bit.

Come on...I'd hope for at least an attempt at subtlety.  The heroes are Whiskey and Tequila, the bad lady holds the world at ransom by putting poison in the supply of marijuana and cocaine, and the final dialog of the movie is "stick to booze".

Subtle it was not.
2017-10-01 05:05:13 PM  
1 vote:

FLMountainMan: thornhill: madethistopost: EdgeRunner: Mugato: EdgeRunner: A remake could only succeed by upping the ante with "Flatliners Xtreme: This time you see full frontal!"

PG-13. And Ellen Page. She comes off as a militant feminist.

See? Total fail. What's next, a Ghostbusters reboot where they don't trap any ghosts?

No,  they pretty much destroyed Ghostbusters with that last feminists crap one where they thought they could dictate what people should want.
The funny part with that is they could have rebooted that one into 3 or 4 high grossing sequels......but nope.

Asking people what they think of the 2016 Ghostbusters is like a Rorschach test. Some people see it as "feminist crap," others just see a lame script.

When the director is telling people that they hate the movie because it's (supposedly) feminist, when everyone knows it's a dogshiat movie that even the original cast couldn't've done anything with, you have to expect that people will react to the stupid narrative.


The two are not mutually exclusive.

Here's the thing: It was an objectively bad movie - loosely plotted, flat jokes, not many original ideas, etc. - but Americans aren't so discerning when it comes to movies, especially comedies. Case and point are Adam Sandler movies. They are farking god awful but still make a ton of money.

If you truly doubt that Ghostbusters was the victim of misogyny, take a look at the unprecedented negative reaction to the trailer and the comments posted about it.
2017-10-01 03:55:28 PM  
1 vote:

madethistopost: EdgeRunner: madethistopost: EdgeRunner: Mugato: EdgeRunner: A remake could only succeed by upping the ante with "Flatliners Xtreme: This time you see full frontal!"

PG-13. And Ellen Page. She comes off as a militant feminist.

See? Total fail. What's next, a Ghostbusters reboot where they don't trap any ghosts?

No,  they pretty much destroyed Ghostbusters with that last feminists crap one where they thought they could dictate what people should want.
The funny part with that is they could have rebooted that one into 3 or 4 high grossing sequels......but nope.

The cast and "feminism" wasn't the problem with nuGhostbusters. The problem was a terrible script and even worse direction. The movie was too flailing and desperate to deliver any kind of coherent grrl power message, never mind land any jokes.

I agree with your points.  But they knew it was a sh*tty movie and tried to force "girl power" on us and tell us it was good for that reason.  IMO


And Batman v Superman could have been the start of a great film franchise but they just had to force superheroes on us and pretended that meant it was good.
2017-10-01 03:15:33 PM  
1 vote:

Mikey1969: But until we have a new Brat Pack, it's just not gonna work as a remake


The Brat Pack was all those pussies in those pussy John Hughes movies. Flatliners was Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, one of the lesser Baldwins and Julia Roberts. They could kick the Brat Pack's ass.
2017-10-01 02:05:05 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: EdgeRunner: A remake could only succeed by upping the ante with "Flatliners Xtreme: This time you see full frontal!"

PG-13. And Ellen Page. She comes off as a militant feminist.


See? Total fail. What's next, a Ghostbusters reboot where they don't trap any ghosts?
2017-10-01 01:58:03 PM  
1 vote:

EdgeRunner: A remake could only succeed by upping the ante with "Flatliners Xtreme: This time you see full frontal!"


PG-13. And Ellen Page. She comes off as a militant feminist.
2017-10-01 01:26:56 PM  
1 vote:
I'm confused - why does Fark do a weekly US box office roundup thread? Is there a reason behind it? Does this get discussed publicly a lot in America? Because in the UK I can honestly say I've never seen anyone do anything similar.
2017-10-01 01:25:35 PM  
1 vote:
Bottoming?
 
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