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(Deadline)   Shang-Chi gets a three-peat at #1, bringing in a pandemic solid $21 million. Free Guy is lodged at #2 with $5 million, Candyman: The Rebootening #3 with $4.7 million. Copshop debuts at #6 with $2.4 million as Paw Patrol edges The Eyes of Tammy Faye   (deadline.com) divider line
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2021-09-19 1:17:28 PM  
Paw Patrol edges The Eyes of Tammy Faye

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2021-09-19 1:30:25 PM  
HBO MAX or something else going to get blamed for Cry Macho?

Was OK, wasn't a constant bickering odd couple movie, but 91-year-old Clint Eastwood should've let someone else be the star. Just too frail to be believable.
 
2021-09-19 1:31:55 PM  
Clint Eastwood's western Cry Macho is not his best, with 53% on Rotten Tomatoes, and therefore not his best at the box office, with an estimated $1.6M on Friday and $4.5M three-day at 3,967 theaters in third, and that's with a theatrical day-and-date and HBO Max release.

I caught it on HBO Max since it was a dreary afternoon.  It's a decent diversion, and I liked the cinematography.  It just seemed like a moviemaking exercise so he continues to keep his wits about him.
 
2021-09-19 2:20:22 PM  
Candyman wasn't a reboot.
 
2021-09-19 2:28:35 PM  
I'm still amused by all of the Fark posters here who kept telling us over and over again that this film was going to bomb. That it was going to be the biggest bomb in marvel history. That it reeked of political correctness and Mary Sue. They all seem strangely silent now, especially that it's not just a hit but it's one of the highest rated of all the films in the genre.
 
2021-09-19 2:38:11 PM  

cocozilla: I'm still amused by all of the Fark posters here who kept telling us over and over again that this film was going to bomb. That it was going to be the biggest bomb in marvel history. That it reeked of political correctness and Mary Sue. They all seem strangely silent now, especially that it's not just a hit but it's one of the highest rated of all the films in the genre.


But Football In The Groin had a football in the groin!
 
2021-09-19 2:39:10 PM  

cocozilla: I'm still amused by all of the Fark posters here who kept telling us over and over again that this film was going to bomb. That it was going to be the biggest bomb in marvel history. That it reeked of political correctness and Mary Sue. They all seem strangely silent now, especially that it's not just a hit but it's one of the highest rated of all the films in the genre.


$180 million over 3 weeks isn't exactly a screaming success, it's behind BW still. And word of mouth here was maybe 50/50 for/against. I thought it (like Black Panther) was just ok, and (again, like BP) I doubt I'll ever watch it again.
 
2021-09-19 2:42:54 PM  
Shang-Chi was surprisingly dark and nuanced, and could have worked without any of the comic book fantasy elements - it could have been a straight thriller. So many of the comic book movies try so hard and fail to have a character driven story - Shang-Chi nails it without being pretentious.

My only criticism was that some of the cameos to help link it to the larger Marvel timeline and universe were unnecessary, and if you're not up on your Marvel movies, are likely a bit confusing.
 
2021-09-19 2:42:56 PM  

cocozilla: I'm still amused by all of the Fark posters here who kept telling us over and over again that this film was going to bomb. That it was going to be the biggest bomb in marvel history. That it reeked of political correctness and Mary Sue. They all seem strangely silent now, especially that it's not just a hit but it's one of the highest rated of all the films in the genre.


It's genuinely good. It's fun. The hero and villain are both great. The supporting cast are great. The themes of family, destiny, and responsibility were explored well. Plenty of callbacks to tie it in to the greater MCU, but fully realized. Sure, it's not Citizen Cane, but it's miles beyond Thor 2.
 
2021-09-19 2:47:14 PM  

CarnySaur: Clint Eastwood's western Cry Macho is not his best, with 53% on Rotten Tomatoes, and therefore not his best at the box office, with an estimated $1.6M on Friday and $4.5M three-day at 3,967 theaters in third, and that's with a theatrical day-and-date and HBO Max release.

I caught it on HBO Max since it was a dreary afternoon.  It's a decent diversion, and I liked the cinematography.  It just seemed like a moviemaking exercise so he continues to keep his wits about him.


I also think that the absurdly stupid title kept people away.
 
2021-09-19 2:49:02 PM  

drewogatory: cocozilla: I'm still amused by all of the Fark posters here who kept telling us over and over again that this film was going to bomb. That it was going to be the biggest bomb in marvel history. That it reeked of political correctness and Mary Sue. They all seem strangely silent now, especially that it's not just a hit but it's one of the highest rated of all the films in the genre.

$180 million over 3 weeks isn't exactly a screaming success, it's behind BW still. And word of mouth here was maybe 50/50 for/against. I thought it (like Black Panther) was just ok, and (again, like BP) I doubt I'll ever watch it again.


Oh come one. In addition to the ongoing pandemic, the film came out right when the Delta variant was raging. $180 in this climate is pretty good.

It's already grossed nearly as much as Black Widow has over the last 10 weeks, and it had a much stronger brand and billable cast.
 
2021-09-19 2:50:04 PM  

drewogatory: cocozilla: I'm still amused by all of the Fark posters here who kept telling us over and over again that this film was going to bomb. That it was going to be the biggest bomb in marvel history. That it reeked of political correctness and Mary Sue. They all seem strangely silent now, especially that it's not just a hit but it's one of the highest rated of all the films in the genre.

$180 million over 3 weeks isn't exactly a screaming success, it's behind BW still. And word of mouth here was maybe 50/50 for/against. I thought it (like Black Panther) was just ok, and (again, like BP) I doubt I'll ever watch it again.


Are you factoring in the pandemic? Also BW was released VOD as well, so that's in it's gross.
 
2021-09-19 3:08:37 PM  

kumanoki: cocozilla: I'm still amused by all of the Fark posters here who kept telling us over and over again that this film was going to bomb. That it was going to be the biggest bomb in marvel history. That it reeked of political correctness and Mary Sue. They all seem strangely silent now, especially that it's not just a hit but it's one of the highest rated of all the films in the genre.

It's genuinely good. It's fun. The hero and villain are both great. The supporting cast are great. The themes of family, destiny, and responsibility were explored well. Plenty of callbacks to tie it in to the greater MCU, but fully realized. Sure, it's not Citizen Cane, but it's miles beyond Thor 2.


Funny enough, I bought a ticket in August to see Citizen Kane today. I checked the seating chart and it was way too full so I didn't go. Last weekend I did see Shang Chi (wasn't as busy and there were extenuating circumstances). No real point, youre post just reminded me that I seems I chose shang chi over citizen Kane.
 
2021-09-19 4:34:46 PM  

kumanoki: cocozilla: I'm still amused by all of the Fark posters here who kept telling us over and over again that this film was going to bomb. That it was going to be the biggest bomb in marvel history. That it reeked of political correctness and Mary Sue. They all seem strangely silent now, especially that it's not just a hit but it's one of the highest rated of all the films in the genre.

It's genuinely good. It's fun. The hero and villain are both great. The supporting cast are great. The themes of family, destiny, and responsibility were explored well. Plenty of callbacks to tie it in to the greater MCU, but fully realized. Sure, it's not Citizen Cane, but it's miles beyond Thor 2.


Like setting low bars, do you?
 
2021-09-19 4:36:40 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: CarnySaur: Clint Eastwood's western Cry Macho is not his best, with 53% on Rotten Tomatoes, and therefore not his best at the box office, with an estimated $1.6M on Friday and $4.5M three-day at 3,967 theaters in third, and that's with a theatrical day-and-date and HBO Max release.

I caught it on HBO Max since it was a dreary afternoon.  It's a decent diversion, and I liked the cinematography.  It just seemed like a moviemaking exercise so he continues to keep his wits about him.

I also think that the absurdly stupid title kept people away.


Should have called it Cry Nacho.
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2021-09-19 4:42:10 PM  

cocozilla: I'm still amused by all of the Fark posters here who kept telling us over and over again that this film was going to bomb. That it was going to be the biggest bomb in marvel history. That it reeked of political correctness and Mary Sue. They all seem strangely silent now, especially that it's not just a hit but it's one of the highest rated of all the films in the genre.


I missed this. Thankfully missed it I suppose, but I don't remember any of that, tbh

Frankly it's really easy to predict a "bomb" in this pandemic climate because it's not going to make as much as it would under normal circumstances
 
2021-09-19 5:17:49 PM  
Shang Chi was okay. Better than Black Widow, not as good as Black Panther. The second trailer for Eternals has me more hyped up than either the Shang Chi or Black Widow trailers.
 
2021-09-19 5:56:13 PM  
I went into Shang Chi expecting an ok Marvel movie about martial arts, and I was pleasantly surprised to find it to be one of the better movies in the series.


Mild Spoilers:
<Stefon>
It had everything:
Dance fighting
Immortal Genghis Khan
An underground nightclub
<Stefon>
Which had everything:
Cage matches
Bamboo fights
The Abomination
and that thing where your best friend bets against you
</Stefon>
Tony Leung
Awkwafina
and that thing where two dragons fight like they're having sex
</Stefon>
 
2021-09-19 6:17:32 PM  
Anyone excited for Dune?
 
2021-09-19 6:19:39 PM  

AeAe: Anyone excited for Dune?


I was gonna see Villenueve's next movie no matter what it was. The fact that I love the first book is just icing on the cake.
 
2021-09-19 6:43:28 PM  

Trocadero: AeAe: Anyone excited for Dune?

I was gonna see Villenueve's next movie no matter what it was. The fact that I love the first book is just icing on the cake.


I saw they started on a sequel to Bladerunner 2049. I don't know if Denis is involved.
 
2021-09-19 6:47:03 PM  

AeAe: Anyone excited for Dune?


I'm excited to see Dune AND Last Night in Soho!
 
2021-09-19 7:26:39 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: kumanoki: cocozilla:

Like setting low bars, do you?


*gestures at everything*
Uh...yes?
 
2021-09-19 7:38:15 PM  

Stupid Guitar: AeAe: Anyone excited for Dune?

I'm excited to see Dune AND Last Night in Soho!


Last Night in Soho looks awesome.

Spoiler ?
The last half is horror.
 
2021-09-19 8:41:45 PM  
If you had told me Awkwafina would be #1 at the box office in an action flick and be a sidekick plus when she was talking about vaginal funk and crossing into a super conflicted Asian voice that is... (Look, I grew up in the 90s, I saw appropriation first-hand. This is that, but not my call because not my gig) I would have said crazy.

But then she did two progressively insane and very interconnected seasons of Nora. It's obscenely off-the-wall.

This season?A serial killed who travelled back in time with Nora (by being near an MRI or Tanning Booth radiation during an earthquake) killed her baby self to save the people she had killed.

Anyone who makes shiat that stupid is a voice worth hearing. I like to laugh at absurd things.

There are a lot of ways to view Shang-Chi.As a fan I'm glad they put in a strong story for each character.
 
2021-09-20 3:57:02 AM  

drewogatory: cocozilla: I'm still amused by all of the Fark posters here who kept telling us over and over again that this film was going to bomb. That it was going to be the biggest bomb in marvel history. That it reeked of political correctness and Mary Sue. They all seem strangely silent now, especially that it's not just a hit but it's one of the highest rated of all the films in the genre.

$180 million over 3 weeks isn't exactly a screaming success, it's behind BW still. And word of mouth here was maybe 50/50 for/against. I thought it (like Black Panther) was just ok, and (again, like BP) I doubt I'll ever watch it again.


Granted, we need to keep in mind the pandemic.  Right now any movie that makes its money back is a home run.
 
2021-09-20 5:23:32 AM  
I watched Cry Macho. I didn't like it at first, but it grew on me.

Eastwood's screen presence makes it work. He's 130 years old and still doing it. I'm impressed.
 
2021-09-20 5:39:49 AM  

luidprand: The Abomination


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2021-09-20 9:21:37 AM  
Cry Macho was a snoozefest.  Great cinematography, I liked the soundtrack.  But I didn't care about the characters, nor the story.  The ending was underwhelming.

The part about the 30 something 1 week widow falling for a 90 something old man was pretty funny though.

/ 1 star
// not recommended
/// don't even stream it.
 
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