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(Deadline)   Don't Worry Darling appears set to make $20 million and a #1 opening despite the presence of Harry Styles, dethroning The Woman King to #2 with $10 million. The re-release of James Cameron's Ferngully is #3 with $9 million as Barbarian sinks to #4   (deadline.com) divider line
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2022-09-25 10:23:21 AM  
Goddamnit I was hoping there was really a re-release of Ferngully......

It's a Tim Curry film after all.
 
2022-09-25 11:38:42 AM  
It's a reboot of Stepford Wives, right?
 
2022-09-25 11:51:56 AM  
Saw Avatar in IMAX 3D, 11 yo Naido Jr had obviously missed it.  Still looks amazing, still not much of a movie otherwise, but really really looks amazing. 3D still hasn't been done that well by anyone else, which is a shame. Way of Water is going to make an unbelievable amount of money, the sneak peek looked incredible.
 
2022-09-25 1:32:32 PM  

cretinbob: Goddamnit I was hoping there was really a re-release of Ferngully......

It's a Tim Curry film after all.


Me too!  Subby is SO cruel!
 
2022-09-25 1:35:07 PM  

cretinbob: Goddamnit I was hoping there was really a re-release of Ferngully......

It's a Tim Curry film after all.


A rerelease of Ferngully would make more than $9,000,000. Family movies do well.
 
2022-09-25 1:42:52 PM  
Saw The Woman King last night because Mrs ZombieDJ wanted to see it and she rarely demands to see movies.
Really good movie and John Boyega was almost unrecognizable . There was only one other couple in the theater.
Just....don't wiki about what they changed because they seemed to have taken some liberties in the story, which sucks because the plot was pretty good.
 
2022-09-25 1:55:12 PM  

Zombie DJ: Just....don't wiki about what they changed because they seemed to have taken some liberties in the story,


Yeah, that car chase at the end did seem kind of tacked on.
 
2022-09-25 1:59:43 PM  
DWD was decent enough.   Kept the story moving.  Florence Pugh did a good job.
 
2022-09-25 2:04:03 PM  
Looks like the Actuals will have Avatar beating DWD if Sunday's totals are predicted right.
 
2022-09-25 2:20:46 PM  

Thank You Black Jesus!: DWD was decent enough.   Kept the story moving.  Florence Pugh did a good job.


Yeah, I thought it was alright. It could've been better (mainly the script), so it's kind of a frustrating movie and I think that's what has lead to a lot of the critical reception.

I actually though Harry Styles was pretty dang good in the movie, too, once the movie finally gave him some things to do.

spongeboob: It's a reboot of Stepford Wives, right?


Maybe not in the way you think it is...
 
2022-09-25 2:36:32 PM  
Has subby not seen Dunkirk? Styles does well onscreen.
 
2022-09-25 2:54:53 PM  
I thought the Avatar anthology movie by M Night Shyamalan was not so good and would have thought that would be the last attempt with the Avatar movies.
 
2022-09-25 2:54:55 PM  
Titanic 666 was a good movie
 
2022-09-25 2:56:02 PM  

Naido: Saw Avatar in IMAX 3D, 11 yo Naido Jr had obviously missed it.  Still looks amazing, still not much of a movie otherwise, but really really looks amazing. 3D still hasn't been done that well by anyone else, which is a shame. Way of Water is going to make an unbelievable amount of money, the sneak peek looked incredible.


Cameron planned Avatar from the ground up to be in 3D.  After its success, a lot of other movies tried to use CGI to do a sort of 3D, but they hadn't done the work Cameron did to make it work, and looked like shiat.  And I think that really soured audiences on 3D movies from that point forward.
 
2022-09-25 3:00:54 PM  

FDR Jones: Has subby not seen Dunkirk? Styles does well onscreen.


Good lord that was a weird movie. It was like an experiment to see if you could only have the second act.
 
2022-09-25 3:04:27 PM  

NKURyan: Thank You Black Jesus!: DWD was decent enough.   Kept the story moving.  Florence Pugh did a good job.

Yeah, I thought it was alright. It could've been better (mainly the script), so it's kind of a frustrating movie and I think that's what has lead to a lot of the critical reception.

I actually though Harry Styles was pretty dang good in the movie, too, once the movie finally gave him some things to do.

spongeboob: It's a reboot of Stepford Wives, right?

Maybe not in the way you think it is...


yeah Harry styles was decent enough.   I think most people wouldn't have a negative opinion of him that they do if he hadn't been in a boy band.  I think the same thing holds true with Justin Timberlake.  they both seem like decent enough talented enough guys I won't hate on them for that.
 
2022-09-25 3:36:35 PM  

jake_lex: Naido: Saw Avatar in IMAX 3D, 11 yo Naido Jr had obviously missed it.  Still looks amazing, still not much of a movie otherwise, but really really looks amazing. 3D still hasn't been done that well by anyone else, which is a shame. Way of Water is going to make an unbelievable amount of money, the sneak peek looked incredible.

Cameron planned Avatar from the ground up to be in 3D.  After its success, a lot of other movies tried to use CGI to do a sort of 3D, but they hadn't done the work Cameron did to make it work, and looked like shiat.  And I think that really soured audiences on 3D movies from that point forward.


I agree.  It's just that now that he's shown how to do it, you'd think someone else would.  Even a mediocre-to-bad movie that looks this good will get people to go to theaters, the only place where they can truly experience it (unlike most movies).

Sure it's expensive, but almost all of our blockbusters are.
 
2022-09-25 3:39:05 PM  

Thank You Black Jesus!: NKURyan: Thank You Black Jesus!: DWD was decent enough.   Kept the story moving.  Florence Pugh did a good job.

Yeah, I thought it was alright. It could've been better (mainly the script), so it's kind of a frustrating movie and I think that's what has lead to a lot of the critical reception.

I actually though Harry Styles was pretty dang good in the movie, too, once the movie finally gave him some things to do.

spongeboob: It's a reboot of Stepford Wives, right?

Maybe not in the way you think it is...

yeah Harry styles was decent enough.   I think most people wouldn't have a negative opinion of him that they do if he hadn't been in a boy band.  I think the same thing holds true with Justin Timberlake.  they both seem like decent enough talented enough guys I won't hate on them for that.


You're right, and you see the same thing with Robert Pattinson too. Somebody is really insecure about things these guys did 10+ years ago and hasn't gotten over it.
 
2022-09-25 4:02:10 PM  

clkeagle: FDR Jones: Has subby not seen Dunkirk? Styles does well onscreen.

Good lord that was a weird movie. It was like an experiment to see if you could only have the second act.


I think it's one of the best movies I've ever seen.
 
2022-09-25 4:07:32 PM  

jake_lex: Naido: Saw Avatar in IMAX 3D, 11 yo Naido Jr had obviously missed it.  Still looks amazing, still not much of a movie otherwise, but really really looks amazing. 3D still hasn't been done that well by anyone else, which is a shame. Way of Water is going to make an unbelievable amount of money, the sneak peek looked incredible.

Cameron planned Avatar from the ground up to be in 3D.  After its success, a lot of other movies tried to use CGI to do a sort of 3D, but they hadn't done the work Cameron did to make it work, and looked like shiat.  And I think that really soured audiences on 3D movies from that point forward.


What soured audiences was the surge pricing for 3D (Cameron has long been extremely vocal that movie tickets should be priced much higher, like $50), the glasses not being particularly comfortable, and that it sometimes (often?) made it hard to discern details.

There have been many pushes for 3D going back to the 1950s; demand from audiences has simply never been there.
 
2022-09-25 4:10:22 PM  

clkeagle: FDR Jones: Has subby not seen Dunkirk? Styles does well onscreen.

Good lord that was a weird movie. It was like an experiment to see if you could only have the second act.


It's one of the better war movies which challenges conventional Hollywood tropes about bravery and heroism, and manages to do so without being self-important.
 
2022-09-25 4:29:19 PM  

thornhill: clkeagle: FDR Jones: Has subby not seen Dunkirk? Styles does well onscreen.

Good lord that was a weird movie. It was like an experiment to see if you could only have the second act.

It's one of the better war movies which challenges conventional Hollywood tropes about bravery and heroism, and manages to do so without being self-important.


Like Malick's The Thin Red Line versus Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan.
 
2022-09-25 4:47:43 PM  

Naido: jake_lex: Naido: Saw Avatar in IMAX 3D, 11 yo Naido Jr had obviously missed it.  Still looks amazing, still not much of a movie otherwise, but really really looks amazing. 3D still hasn't been done that well by anyone else, which is a shame. Way of Water is going to make an unbelievable amount of money, the sneak peek looked incredible.

Cameron planned Avatar from the ground up to be in 3D.  After its success, a lot of other movies tried to use CGI to do a sort of 3D, but they hadn't done the work Cameron did to make it work, and looked like shiat.  And I think that really soured audiences on 3D movies from that point forward.

I agree.  It's just that now that he's shown how to do it, you'd think someone else would.  Even a mediocre-to-bad movie that looks this good will get people to go to theaters, the only place where they can truly experience it (unlike most movies).

Sure it's expensive, but almost all of our blockbusters are.


I disagree. No matter how well done, 3d is a novelty and doesn't do a ton to enhance the movie going experience.

The added cost to a production is just not worth it. That's why so many films that came after just added 3d in post.
 
2022-09-25 5:49:39 PM  

NKURyan: Thank You Black Jesus!: NKURyan: Thank You Black Jesus!: DWD was decent enough.   Kept the story moving.  Florence Pugh did a good job.

Yeah, I thought it was alright. It could've been better (mainly the script), so it's kind of a frustrating movie and I think that's what has lead to a lot of the critical reception.

I actually though Harry Styles was pretty dang good in the movie, too, once the movie finally gave him some things to do.

spongeboob: It's a reboot of Stepford Wives, right?

Maybe not in the way you think it is...

yeah Harry styles was decent enough.   I think most people wouldn't have a negative opinion of him that they do if he hadn't been in a boy band.  I think the same thing holds true with Justin Timberlake.  they both seem like decent enough talented enough guys I won't hate on them for that.

You're right, and you see the same thing with Robert Pattinson too. Somebody is really insecure about things these guys did 10+ years ago and hasn't gotten over it.


Agreed and agreed.
Except for Justin Timberlake. That guy is decent community theatre acting at best. I used to think he stands out so much in movies because I know him from his music career, but that's not it. He is dwarfed by his costars because he really isn't that good (see The Social Network).

/my $0.02
 
2022-09-25 6:16:29 PM  

FDR Jones: clkeagle: FDR Jones: Has subby not seen Dunkirk? Styles does well onscreen.

Good lord that was a weird movie. It was like an experiment to see if you could only have the second act.

I think it's one of the best movies I've ever seen.


It's about as emotionally investing as a cut scene in a video game.

The movie is completely devoid of characterization or really anything to make the audience care about what happens.
 
2022-09-25 6:22:28 PM  
Florence Pugh. Yum.

But by all accounts that movie sucks ass though.
 
2022-09-25 8:50:30 PM  
I saw DWD on Friday with the wife. Didn't know about any of the production controversy or what the f*ck ever, didn't know anything besides Florence Pugh and a 60s aesthetic.

I liked it. I've seen other people who saw it claim the script was "underbaked," but I appreciated not having every little thing explained.
 
2022-09-25 9:08:08 PM  

thornhill: What soured audiences was the surge pricing for 3D (Cameron has long been extremely vocal that movie tickets should be priced much higher, like $50), the glasses not being particularly comfortable, and that it sometimes (often?) made it hard to discern details.


That and the story was an unoriginal morality tale used as an excuse to play with the 3D stuff.

It's one thing to make a movie that uses all this whizbang technology to make it look pretty, it's another to have some substance behind all the flashiness.
 
2022-09-25 10:28:25 PM  

Hyperbolic Hyperbole: I've seen other people who saw it claim the script was "underbaked," but I appreciated not having every little thing explained.


IMO it's not a matter of them not explaining things, the problem with the script is that they spend too much time on some plot threads and not enough on others (Bunny's reason for being there, for example). The twist also results in some plot holes when you start thinking about things earlier in the movie - what was up with the plane, or the constant shaking?

I still mostly liked it despite these things, but it could've been better.
 
2022-09-25 10:33:39 PM  
I think 3d movies are hampered by the same thing that limits VR gaming. The people doing the creating are all from the 2d world of creation. If you watch the early movies, you'll see what looks like stage plays that were filmed from the center of the front row. Movies didn't really become what we think of as movies until filmmakers moved on from their live theater mindset. Since 3d in movies comes and goes, a generation of 3d only filmmakers hasn't had a chance to form yet. Same with VR games. Some day a generation of people raised on VR will start creating the experiences. Until then, this stuff will just limp along.
 
2022-09-25 10:51:00 PM  

Naido: 3D still hasn't been done that well by anyone else, which is a shame.


Gravity (Sandra Bullock, dir Alfanso Cuarón). It has almost no story whatsoever, but goddamn the 3D is completely seamless and immersive.
 
2022-09-25 11:51:46 PM  

Trocadero: Naido: 3D still hasn't been done that well by anyone else, which is a shame.

Gravity (Sandra Bullock, dir Alfanso Cuarón). It has almost no story whatsoever, but goddamn the 3D is completely seamless and immersive.


I have a 3D projector at home and a 12 foot screen.  For most movies it is whatever, but for Gravity?  That makes the movie good.  Without it it is a nothing movie.
 
2022-09-26 12:10:12 AM  

Birnone: I think 3d movies are hampered by the same thing that limits VR gaming. The people doing the creating are all from the 2d world of creation. If you watch the early movies, you'll see what looks like stage plays that were filmed from the center of the front row. Movies didn't really become what we think of as movies until filmmakers moved on from their live theater mindset. Since 3d in movies comes and goes, a generation of 3d only filmmakers hasn't had a chance to form yet. Same with VR games. Some day a generation of people raised on VR will start creating the experiences. Until then, this stuff will just limp along.


3D in traditional filmmaking will always just be a gimmick, no matter how well it's done. Our brains are already very good at assessing depth in a 2d image so providing that extra "depth" with 3d is just a moderate improvement.

3d won't truly be immersive until the viewer can experience things like parallax.   And that's where VR can shine.
 
2022-09-26 3:20:46 AM  
Next month's cinematic offerings:


October 7, 2022

(WIDE)

Amsterdam (HistoricalDrama/With: Anya Taylor-Joy, Margot Robbie, Christian Bale, Robert De Niro/R/2 hr 14 min20th Century Studios/d: David O. Russell/Wide)

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Live Action-Animated/With: Javier Bardem, Scoot McNairy, Constance Wu, Brett Gelman/PG/1 hr 46 min Sony Pictures Entertainment/d: Josh Gordon and Will Speck/Wide)

(LIMITED)

TÁR (Drama/With: Cate Blanchett, Mark Strong, Julian Glover, Sydney Lemmon/2 hr 38 min/Focus Features/d: Todd Field/Limited)

Pretty Problems (Comedy/With: Britt Rentschler, Michael Tennant, J.J. Nolan, Graham Outerbridge/1 hr 43 min/IFC Films/d: Kestrin Pantera/Limited)

Last Flight Home (Documentary/1 hr 41 min/MTV Documentary Films/Limited))

Dark Glasses (Occhiali neri) (Horror/With: Ilenia Pastorelli, Asia Argento, Andrea Gherpelli, Mario Pirrello/1 hr 26 min/IFC Films/d: Dario Argento/Limited)

Signs of Love (RomDram/With Rosanna Arquette, Dylan Penn, Hopper Penn, Wass Stevens/1 hr 38 min/Blue Fox Entertainment/d: Clarence Fuller/Limited)

Project Wolf Hunting (Sci-Fi-Action/With: Seo In-Guk, Dong-Yoon Jang, Dong-il Sung, Park Ho-San/2 hr 2 min/Well Go USA Entertainment/d: Hong-seon Kim/Limited)

Life & Life (Documentary/With: Danielle Fraboni LaRauf/1 hr 21 min/Indican Pictures/d: N.C. Heikin/Limited)

When The Music Changes (Drama/Lakshmi Devy, Shreya Navile, Vignesh Shivasubramanium, Naveen George Thomas/d: Lakshmi Devy/Limited)

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (Dramedy/With Lauren Stamile, Christina Hendricks, Lucy Hale, Kunal Nayyar/PG-13/1 hr 45 min/Vertical Entertainment/d: Hans Canosa/Limited)

The Swimmer (Drama/ With: Omer Perelman Striks, Asaf Jonas, Ofek Nicki-Cohen, Gal Ben Amra/1 hr 24 min/d: Adam Kaleron/Strand Releasing/Limited)

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October 9, 2022

(LIMITED)

Scream 2 (25th Anniversary) (Horror/With: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jada Pinkett Smith/2 hr 0 min/Fathom Events/d: Wes Craven/Limited)

Cat Daddies (Documentary/1hr 29 min/Sky Island Films/d: Mye Hoang/Limited)

The Other Tom (El otro Tom) (Drama/With: Leah Miller, Jorge Castro, Julia Chavez, Israel Rodriguez/1 hr 51 min/Outsider Pictures/d: Rodrigo Plá and Laura Santullo/Limited)

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October 17, 2022

(LIMITED)

Patterns of Evidence: Journey To Mount Sinai (Documentary/2 hr 5 min/Fathom Events/d: ?/Limited)

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October 14, 2022

(WIDE)

Halloween Ends (Horror/With Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Nick Castle, Andi Matichak/R/1 hr 51 min/Universal Pictures/d: David Gordon Green/Wide)

(LIMITED)

Till (Biography/With: Danielle Deadwyler, Whoopi Goldberg, Frankie Faison, Haley Bennett/2 hr 10 min/Orion-United Artists Releasing/d: Chinonye Chukwu/Limited)

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October 21, 2022

(WIDE)

Black Adam (Fantasy/With: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Shahi, Pierce Brosnan, Aldis Hodge/PG-13/2h 4 min/Warner Bros./d: Jaume Collet-Serra/Wide)

Ticket to Paradise (RomCom/With: Julia Roberts, Kaitlyn Dever, Billie Lourd, George Clooney/PG-13/1h 44 min/Universal Pictures/d: Ol Parker/Wide)

(LIMITED)

The Banshees of Inishiren (Drama/With: Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon/R/1 hr 49 min/Searchlight/d: Martin McDonagh/Limited)

The Return of Tanya Tucker (featuring Brandi Carlile) (Documentary/With: Tanya Tucker, Brandi Carlile/R/1 hr 48 min/Sony Pictures Classics/d: Kathlyn Horan/Limited)

Rimini (Dramedy/With: Michael Thomas, Tessa Göttlicher, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Inge Maux/1 hr 54 min/Big World Pictures/Ulrich Seidl/Limited)

Paul's Promise (Drama/With: Ryan O'Quinn, Linda Purl, Shari Rigby, Josef Cannon/PG/1 hr 34 min/Integrity Releasing/d: Matthew Reithmayr/Limited)

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October 28, 2022

(WIDE)

Prey For The Devil (Horror/With: Virginia Madsen, Jacqueline Byers, Colin Salmon, Ben Cross/PG-13/1 hr 33 min/Lionsgate/d: Daniel Stamm/Wide)

(LIMITED)

Call Jane (Drama/With: Elizabeth Banks, Sigourney Weaver, Chris Messina, Wunmi Mosaku/R/2 hr 1 min/Roadside Attractions/d: Phyllis Nagy/Limited)

A Chance Encounter (Molto Bella) (Romance/With: Paul Petersen, Jason Edwards, Elizabeth Stenholt, Vincenzo Vivenzio/1 hr 31 min/The Samuel Goldwyn Company/d: Alexander Jeffery/Limited)
 
2022-09-26 8:28:36 AM  

Naido: Saw Avatar in IMAX 3D, 11 yo Naido Jr had obviously missed it.  Still looks amazing, still not much of a movie otherwise, but really really looks amazing. 3D still hasn't been done that well by anyone else, which is a shame. Way of Water is going to make an unbelievable amount of money, the sneak peek looked incredible.


No one went to see it, but Scorsese did a great 3D job in this:

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It was definitely an odd film, and the story certainly didn't merit the almost $200 million dollar budget, but the 3D was done in service of the story. I'm glad I got to see it in the theater.
 
2022-09-26 10:51:06 AM  
Saw Moonage Daydream, liked it.  They had some unknown actor named David Jones playing Bowie, he did a damn fine job.
 
2022-09-26 11:37:53 AM  

WhippingBoi: Zombie DJ: Just....don't wiki about what they changed because they seemed to have taken some liberties in the story,

Yeah, that car chase at the end did seem kind of tacked on.


The scene with the giraffe was amazing though.
 
2022-09-26 2:15:13 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Titanic 666 was a good movie


Good premise, will check it out
 
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