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(Digital Spy)   The conundrum of the twin movie release, when two near-identical movies are released at the same time and go head-to-head at the box office   ( digitalspy.com) divider line
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2017-10-02 11:37:31 PM  
Actually it was The Matrix and Dark City.
 
2017-10-02 11:56:37 PM  
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And sometimes it's three of them.
 
2017-10-02 11:58:09 PM  

Mugato: Actually it was The Matrix and Dark City.


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Also from 1999.
 
2017-10-03 12:02:30 AM  
...and any movies where the Statue of Liberty gets it
 
2017-10-03 12:07:45 AM  
....and Wyatt Earp and Tombstone. And the two Christopher Columbus movies. I should get paid for writing this shiat.
 
2017-10-03 12:14:00 AM  
....and the two Mission to Mars movies
 
2017-10-03 12:19:14 AM  
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... and when Danny Devito and Arnold Schwarzenegger we're brothers.
 
2017-10-03 02:26:46 AM  

Mugato: ....and the two Mission to Mars movies


Yeah, TFA misses a lot of examples.
 
2017-10-03 03:04:24 AM  
The Maltese Falcon and The Baltic Hawk
 
2017-10-03 03:06:24 AM  
No Volcano vs Dante's Peak?
 
2017-10-03 03:15:35 AM  
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2017-10-03 03:16:23 AM  

Mugato: ....and the two Mission to Mars movies


Ah, Mission to Mars and Red Planet, what a terrible waste of sci-fi budgets those pieces of crap were.
 
2017-10-03 03:25:48 AM  
There were two f*cking STEVE PREFONTAINE movies within a short amount of time, for crying out loud.

It was a "thing" for awhile, it seems.
 
2017-10-03 03:27:11 AM  
By the way, the Billy Crudup-starring Pre movie was better (especially since Bill Bowerman was Donald Sutherland), but Jared Leto was apparently the other Pre, and I think Al Bundy was Bowerman in that one.
 
2017-10-03 03:28:09 AM  

maddermaxx: Ah, Mission to Mars and Red Planet, what a terrible waste of sci-fi budgets those pieces of crap were.


Mission To Mars COULD have been pretty damned good, actually. PARTS of it were.

Parts.
 
2017-10-03 03:39:48 AM  

fusillade762: Mugato: Actually it was The Matrix and Dark City.

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Also from 1999.


Yep.  Article invalid.
 
2017-10-03 04:26:24 AM  
No The Prestige and The Illusionist?
 
2017-10-03 05:01:46 AM  

puffy999: maddermaxx: Ah, Mission to Mars and Red Planet, what a terrible waste of sci-fi budgets those pieces of crap were.

Mission To Mars COULD have been pretty damned good, actually. PARTS of it were.

Parts.


It was one of the last big budget Hollywood releases without computer animation.  Everything was miniatures and matte paintings.
That is about the only thing I remember from that movie.
 
2017-10-03 05:13:51 AM  

Mugato: ....and Wyatt Earp and Tombstone. And the two Christopher Columbus movies. I should get paid for writing this shiat.


Tombstone wins by a mile
 
2017-10-03 05:32:55 AM  
Dante's Peak
Volcano

Both from 1997

Preferred Dante's Peak
 
2017-10-03 05:35:37 AM  

Igor Jakovsky: Dante's Peak
Volcano

Both from 1997

Preferred Dante's Peak


How.
THE F*CK
Did I forget...

I mean, I spent the whole year in school mocking that fact.
 
2017-10-03 05:38:29 AM  

Witty_Retort: It was one of the last big budget Hollywood releases without computer animation.  Everything was miniatures and matte paintings.
That is about the only thing I remember from that movie.


As far as realism goes, it had some decent moments before they actually made it to Mars. At least, relative to standard Hollywood practices.

Plus, crazy Don Cheadle is always a good thing, even if he's literally "totally normal" five minutes later.
 
2017-10-03 05:53:39 AM  
You guys are forgetting about the cinematic fight that ripped society in two
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2017-10-03 06:26:07 AM  

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... and when Danny Devito and Arnold Schwarzenegger we're brothers.


And Rainman
 
2017-10-03 06:31:39 AM  

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Deep Impact...
Armageddon...
What year did "Fist of an Angry God" get released?
 
2017-10-03 06:46:49 AM  
Skyline and Battle:Los Angeles
Capote and Infamous
Truman Show and Ed TV
Terminal Velocity and Drop Zone
 
2017-10-03 07:08:53 AM  
Nearly-identical.  Adverbs still exist.
 
2017-10-03 07:53:01 AM  
Paul Blart Mall Cop and Observe and Report. I'll forgive the article for leaving these out as they don't fit the format. No one "wins" when those are released excerpt for Kevin James's inexplicable career.
 
2017-10-03 07:57:42 AM  

puffy999: maddermaxx: Ah, Mission to Mars and Red Planet, what a terrible waste of sci-fi budgets those pieces of crap were.

Mission To Mars COULD have been pretty damned good, actually. PARTS of it were.

Parts.


The wife and i watched Mission to Mars in the theaters. I turned to her after the movie and said something to the effect of "The actors did well, it had good characters, some decent action scenes, and the Mars sets were great. How did that movie still manage to be terrible?" She was just as baffled as I was.

It's like all the elements of a good movie were there, but it just couldn't mesh them all together.
 
2017-10-03 08:05:13 AM  
Hard to believe eXistenZ was a box office bomb. They added an X AND a Z in the name and even capitalized them. The kids should have been flocking to see it. Their marketing department swore it would work.
 
2017-10-03 08:07:19 AM  

Copperbelly watersnake: puffy999: maddermaxx: Ah, Mission to Mars and Red Planet, what a terrible waste of sci-fi budgets those pieces of crap were.

Mission To Mars COULD have been pretty damned good, actually. PARTS of it were.

Parts.

The wife and i watched Mission to Mars in the theaters. I turned to her after the movie and said something to the effect of "The actors did well, it had good characters, some decent action scenes, and the Mars sets were great. How did that movie still manage to be terrible?" She was just as baffled as I was.

It's like all the elements of a good movie were there, but it just couldn't mesh them all together.


It was the ending, more than anything else I think. The attrocious graphics of the tornado, the weird alien thing... it was just terrible. It should have been an excellent movie, as  you say all the elements were there, but it failed at the story-board level, not because of the rest.
 
2017-10-03 08:14:57 AM  
Guess TV doesn't count.
Battling Buttafuocos.
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2017-10-03 08:33:05 AM  

Far Cough: Guess TV doesn't count.
Battling Buttafuocos.
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which reminds me . . .
Classic Comedy Central: The Buttafuco Song
Youtube PToMdCYeE8U
 
2017-10-03 08:40:41 AM  
it still performed better than Liberty Stands Still, which you've probably never heard of.

You got that right.
 
2017-10-03 08:56:42 AM  
They left out the time that "Comedic retellings of Frankenstein" was a thing...

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2017-10-03 09:02:57 AM  
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2017-10-03 09:04:34 AM  
Did they include Sixth Sense and the vastly superior Stir of Echoes?
 
2017-10-03 09:37:46 AM  
FTA: Entrapment vs The Thomas Crown Affair

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I wonder why Entrapment came out the winner.
 
2017-10-03 09:43:24 AM  

Cortez the Killer: FTA: Entrapment vs The Thomas Crown Affair

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I wonder why Entrapment came out the winner.


Rene Russo in the former is orders of magnitude (pop pop) hotter
 
2017-10-03 10:15:01 AM  
I've only seen two of these movies and haven't even heard of most of the rest.
 
2017-10-03 10:40:00 AM  

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Yeah, try RTFA next time:
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natazha: I've only seen two of these movies and haven't even heard of most of the rest.


Well, are't YOU edgy?

Far Cough: Guess TV doesn't count.
Battling Buttafuocos.
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Movie adaptations of current events doesn't count. Of course you're going to get a doubling up.

mjbok: Cortez the Killer: FTA: Entrapment vs The Thomas Crown Affair

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I wonder why Entrapment came out the winner.

Rene Russo in the former is orders of magnitude (pop pop) hotter


Yeah, I've watched Thomas Crown a few times. Entrapment? Once. It was OK, but Thomas Crown is just the better movie, despite TFA/
 
2017-10-03 10:55:13 AM  
There was also Speed and Blown Away released about the same time. I think Speed came out better financially, but Blown Away was the better movie.
 
2017-10-03 11:26:34 AM  

rwdavis: There was also Speed and Blown Away released about the same time. I think Speed came out better financially, but Blown Away was the better movie.


Eh.  Speed is one of the best action films of the 90s.  Blown away was an alright movie that felt like Backdraft with bombs
 
2017-10-03 11:27:13 AM  
List is missing the most glaringly obvious example:
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2017-10-03 11:49:05 AM  
Titanic and The Chambermaid (on the Titanic)
 
2017-10-03 11:59:05 AM  

imaconnect4guy: No The Prestige and The Illusionist?


When I read the headline I thought they were going to be all 14 entries on the list.
 
2017-10-03 12:04:49 PM  

Cortez the Killer: FTA: Entrapment vs The Thomas Crown Affair

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I wonder why Entrapment came out the winner.


Uh no sorry, pretty sure that was Stunt Butt.
 
2017-10-03 12:09:03 PM  
List fails without including "Sinbad's Shazaam" and "The Berenstein Bears meet The Genie." They were each so legendary in their own ways, it's really hard to pick a winner.
 
2017-10-03 12:09:20 PM  
From the 80s teen spank-bank:
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2017-10-03 12:12:14 PM  
And for the nerds:
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