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(Deadline)   Box office bomb "Bros" to debut on the streaming service equivalent of the bargain bin   (deadline.com) divider line
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2022-11-28 4:10:28 PM  
I know it's your day off Brad, but do I file this before or after Hos?

- World's Worst Blockbuster Employee
 
2022-11-28 4:17:24 PM  
The Marquess of Queensberry Jim Rash is in it.
 
2022-11-28 4:32:14 PM  

maxandgrinch: The Marquess of Queensberry Jim Rash is in it.


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/startingThe Importance of Being Earnest on Wednesday!
 
2022-11-28 4:39:27 PM  
I think it's kind of disgusting that the studio insisted on giving it to the service that had 'cock' in its name.
 
2022-11-28 5:22:18 PM  
This film really had me torn, because on one hand I'm pretty gay, but on the other hand I farking hate romantic comedies.

The other hand won.
 
2022-11-28 5:26:20 PM  
When no one watches it on streaming who will Billy yell at this time
 
2022-11-28 5:49:29 PM  

Mimekiller: When no one watches it on streaming who will Billy yell at this time


I always assumed that he was the person the local SPCA called when they got a cat in with serious hearing issues.
 
2022-11-28 5:51:53 PM  
Romantic comedies have to have a hook. They should love each other, but:
         One of them is a ghost!
         They are business competitors!
         He's rich and she's a maid!
         He's rich and she's a prostitute!
         He's a country boy and she's from the city!
         He works for her!
         One of them is dead and they're communicating through a magic mailbox!

Bros thought that "being gay" was some kind of interesting narrative hook when the romcom crowd is way past that as far as stories are concerned.
 
2022-11-28 6:02:28 PM  

Mimekiller: When no one watches it on streaming who will Billy yell at this time


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2022-11-28 6:05:47 PM  
I figured Subby might be talking about Tubi,
 
2022-11-28 6:07:16 PM  

shut_it_down: Romantic comedies have to have a hook. 

         He's rich and she's a prostitute!


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2022-11-28 6:07:28 PM  
i'm still not going to watch it, not because i'm homophobic, just because billy eichner is a loud, obnoxious prick.
 
2022-11-28 6:09:57 PM  

Naido: I think it's kind of disgusting that the studio insisted on giving it to the service that had 'cock' in its name.


They're the only service who clearly isn't homophobic. That's why all the others passed on this pinnacle of cinema.
 
2022-11-28 6:14:45 PM  
Aw, jeez.  Don't tell me I'm homophobic because I have no interest in seeing a movie with a plot line that has been pretty thoroughly covered over the past two or three decades.  It's like the spate of movies that hit a few years ago about having a baby.  Just because it's a first for the writer/director doesn't mean people who don't go to see it hate babies.
Now write a movie about gay babies and you might have something.  Like, years in prison, but it would be new.
 
2022-11-28 6:15:48 PM  

Fart And Smunny: This film really had me torn, because on one hand I'm pretty gay, but on the other hand I farking hate romantic comedies.

The other hand won.


It's a win as long as you got some hand action going.
 
2022-11-28 6:19:41 PM  

tudorgurl: maxandgrinch: The Marquess of Queensberry Jim Rash is in it.

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/startingThe Importance of Being Earnest on Wednesday!



A trivial comedy for serious people. Oh, are you in for a treat! Lady Bracknell has got to be one of the greatest roles ever written.
 
2022-11-28 6:23:48 PM  
I guess I'm the only one here who actually wants to watch this. It works out too--Nope is currently on Peacock and I've yet to watch season 2 of Rutherford Falls, so I can get all of these in and just pay for a 1-month sub.
 
2022-11-28 6:25:27 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Naido: I think it's kind of disgusting that the studio insisted on giving it to the service that had 'cock' in its name.

They're the only service who clearly isn't homophobic. That's why all the others passed on this pinnacle of cinema.


The movie was distributed by Universal. It was always and only going to be on Peacock. It's the same reason Top Gun will be on Paramount+ next month, or why everything Warner Bros makes ends up on HBO Max.
 
2022-11-28 6:30:32 PM  

DuneClimber: I figured Subby might be talking about Tubi,


Or Freevee.
 
2022-11-28 6:31:54 PM  

DesertCoyote: DuneClimber: I figured Subby might be talking about Tubi,

Or Freevee.


Let me correct myself. Redbox/Crackle and those other Chicken Soup for the Soul streamers are the true bargain bin.
 
2022-11-28 6:36:45 PM  

Jack Sabbath: Fart And Smunny: This film really had me torn, because on one hand I'm pretty gay, but on the other hand I farking hate romantic comedies.

The other hand won.

It's a win as long as you got some hand action going.


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2022-11-28 6:52:19 PM  

Mimekiller: When no one watches it on streaming who will Billy yell at this time


Most of its failure is due to the fact that Billy Eichner isn't likable.
 
2022-11-28 7:05:19 PM  

DesertCoyote: DuneClimber: I figured Subby might be talking about Tubi,

Or Freevee.


Or even worse, right to Comedy Cental.
 
2022-11-28 7:08:12 PM  

replacementcool: i'm still not going to watch it, not because i'm homophobic, just because billy eichner is a loud, obnoxious prick.


I like Billy Eichner...in small doses. Like his Billy on the Street bits. Or as tertiary character, Craig Middlebrooks, on Parks and Rec.

But the man will never, ever be a box office draw as a leading man. Even when we as a society reach the point where gay rom-coms have every bit the same potential to be a hit movie as straight rom coms. Billy Eichner will still never be a box office draw.
 
2022-11-28 7:14:13 PM  
Hey, peacock has some great stuff on it
 
2022-11-28 7:21:47 PM  

Zombie DJ: Hey, peacock has some great stuff on it


Worth it for the MacGruber series alone, IMO.
 
2022-11-28 7:45:47 PM  

El Mariaski: Karma Chameleon: Naido: I think it's kind of disgusting that the studio insisted on giving it to the service that had 'cock' in its name.

They're the only service who clearly isn't homophobic. That's why all the others passed on this pinnacle of cinema.

The movie was distributed by Universal. It was always and only going to be on Peacock. It's the same reason Top Gun will be on Paramount+ next month, or why everything Warner Bros makes ends up on HBO Max.


This.
 
2022-11-28 8:04:15 PM  
The Balkanization of streaming is stupid in the long run. They are trying to convert steaming back into the cable model and the world has moved on.  Disney alone has DIsney+, ESPN+, and Hulu (which has commercials but they still charge a fee).  They lost $1.5 billion on it.  They admitted $150 million was revenue Netflix paid them last year for Disney movies.  Netflix paid $500 million for Seinfeld.  The deal was ended and Universal moved it to Peacock.  Peacock lost $641 million on $2 billion revenue.  I won't see the Stallone's new show because no amount of alcohol will convince me to pay $50 for a Paramount plus subscription to still watch it with commercials.
 
2022-11-28 8:15:30 PM  

gunga galunga: replacementcool: i'm still not going to watch it, not because i'm homophobic, just because billy eichner is a loud, obnoxious prick.

I like Billy Eichner...in small doses. Like his Billy on the Street bits. Or as tertiary character, Craig Middlebrooks, on Parks and Rec.

But the man will never, ever be a box office draw as a leading man. Even when we as a society reach the point where gay rom-coms have every bit the same potential to be a hit movie as straight rom coms. Billy Eichner will still never be a box office draw.


Yeah, it needed a much more bankable gay actor with some comedic chops, like John Travolta.
 
2022-11-28 8:33:01 PM  
The cock ain't even bottom tier. There's still freevee, Pluto, Vudu, Roku, and that's before the probably free religious ones
 
2022-11-28 8:33:51 PM  
Ok let's be serious about how unseen their content is. Monster High the musical movie debuted on it a few months ago. It's LITERALLY 99% of the plot of the Wednesday show on Netflix everyone is fawning over. Right down to the gorgon is RIGHT there and the last minute the back out of wholesale theft and settle for "yea we stole most of this" plot.

And the internet absolutely hasn't mentioned this.

We must be the only person to have seen monster high. We pirated it. We are not paying for peacock ever.
 
2022-11-28 8:34:33 PM  
To be clear monster high was first. Wednesday FSD went passed inspired by and just stole huge swaths.
 
2022-11-28 8:49:29 PM  

Fart And Smunny: This film really had me torn, because on one hand I'm pretty gay, but on the other hand I farking hate romantic comedies.

The other hand won.


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2022-11-28 9:29:27 PM  

americanflannel: Ok let's be serious about how unseen their content is. Monster High the musical movie debuted on it a few months ago. It's LITERALLY 99% of the plot of the Wednesday show on Netflix everyone is fawning over. Right down to the gorgon is RIGHT there and the last minute the back out of wholesale theft and settle for "yea we stole most of this" plot.

And the internet absolutely hasn't mentioned this.

We must be the only person to have seen monster high. We pirated it. We are not paying for peacock ever.


Wut
 
2022-11-28 9:45:30 PM  

shut_it_down: Romantic comedies have to have a hook. They should love each other, but:
         One of them is a ghost!
         They are business competitors!
         He's rich and she's a maid!
         He's rich and she's a prostitute!
         He's a country boy and she's from the city!
         He works for her!
         One of them is dead and they're communicating through a magic mailbox!

Bros thought that "being gay" was some kind of interesting narrative hook when the romcom crowd is way past that as far as stories are concerned.


How are they past that when it hasn't been done much, in big movies.
 
2022-11-28 9:48:58 PM  

joepennerlives: Aw, jeez.  Don't tell me I'm homophobic because I have no interest in seeing a movie with a plot line that has been pretty thoroughly covered over the past two or three decades.  It's like the spate of movies that hit a few years ago about having a baby.  Just because it's a first for the writer/director doesn't mean people who don't go to see it hate babies.
Now write a movie about gay babies and you might have something.  Like, years in prison, but it would be new.


Yeh, because that won't increase the groomer stereotype being propagated by the reich wing...
 
2022-11-28 9:50:15 PM  

El Mariaski: I guess I'm the only one here who actually wants to watch this. It works out too--Nope is currently on Peacock and I've yet to watch season 2 of Rutherford Falls, so I can get all of these in and just pay for a 1-month sub.


Why not just get the 12 month deal for $12?
 
2022-11-28 9:51:54 PM  

El Mariaski: Karma Chameleon: Naido: I think it's kind of disgusting that the studio insisted on giving it to the service that had 'cock' in its name.

They're the only service who clearly isn't homophobic. That's why all the others passed on this pinnacle of cinema.

The movie was distributed by Universal. It was always and only going to be on Peacock. It's the same reason Top Gun will be on Paramount+ next month, or why everything Warner Bros makes ends up on HBO Max.


Not everything Warner Bros makes ends up on HBO, looking for you Batgirl!
 
2022-11-28 9:58:09 PM  

DuneClimber: I figured Subby might be talking about Tubi,


shut yer blather hole, tubi is my weird ass shiat groove!
they have a lot of weird ass shiat
i like that
feeling Fart And Smunny's dilemma
 
2022-11-28 10:01:10 PM  
I think the only thing with Eichner worth watching is Difficult People.
I could be wrong.
 
2022-11-28 10:06:14 PM  
Romcoms are generally rom for the woman and com so the man can stand it, either while they're dating or once they're married and your wife agrees to tolerate the occasional action movie if you shut up and watch Love, Actually with her twice a year.

The woman gets to imagine she's the lead, put upon but secretly desired and chased after by a hot non-creepy stalker (which is perfectly normal and acceptable in romcoms somehow) who rescues her from her situation.  The man gets to laugh at the jokes and try not to identify with the male lead who is invariably forced to debase himself to win the woman's affections.

Genders have entertainment preferences.

I'm not sure you get the same effect with two guys.  The audience is going to be a fraction of the ~2.5% of the population that's gay men.  It could be the best romcom ever, and it's still not going to appeal to more than that audience and maybe some people who are just 'into movies' in general.
 
2022-11-28 10:29:01 PM  

El Mariaski: I guess I'm the only one here who actually wants to watch this. It works out too--Nope is currently on Peacock and I've yet to watch season 2 of Rutherford Falls, so I can get all of these in and just pay for a 1-month sub.


i got about an hour into Nope
it's been a struggle
 
2022-11-28 10:57:04 PM  

moothemagiccow: El Mariaski: I guess I'm the only one here who actually wants to watch this. It works out too--Nope is currently on Peacock and I've yet to watch season 2 of Rutherford Falls, so I can get all of these in and just pay for a 1-month sub.

i got about an hour into Nope
it's been a struggle


Really? I almost watched that tonight.  I must be the only person on earth who didn't like "Get Out".
 
2022-11-28 11:05:29 PM  

punkwrestler: joepennerlives: Aw, jeez.  Don't tell me I'm homophobic because I have no interest in seeing a movie with a plot line that has been pretty thoroughly covered over the past two or three decades.  It's like the spate of movies that hit a few years ago about having a baby.  Just because it's a first for the writer/director doesn't mean people who don't go to see it hate babies.
Now write a movie about gay babies and you might have something.  Like, years in prison, but it would be new.

Yeh, because that won't increase the groomer stereotype being propagated by the reich wing...


The Gaybies!
 
2022-11-28 11:24:26 PM  

Bread314: The Balkanization of streaming is stupid in the long run. They are trying to convert steaming back into the cable model and the world has moved on.  Disney alone has DIsney+, ESPN+, and Hulu (which has commercials but they still charge a fee).  They lost $1.5 billion on it.  They admitted $150 million was revenue Netflix paid them last year for Disney movies.  Netflix paid $500 million for Seinfeld.  The deal was ended and Universal moved it to Peacock.  Peacock lost $641 million on $2 billion revenue.  I won't see the Stallone's new show because no amount of alcohol will convince me to pay $50 for a Paramount plus subscription to still watch it with commercials.


Hulu has an ad free tier, and paramount is $10.00 a month.
 
2022-11-29 12:11:56 AM  

moothemagiccow: El Mariaski: I guess I'm the only one here who actually wants to watch this. It works out too--Nope is currently on Peacock and I've yet to watch season 2 of Rutherford Falls, so I can get all of these in and just pay for a 1-month sub.

i got about an hour into Nope
it's been a struggle


I was severely whelmed. I've been pleasantly surprised by Peacock overall, but Nope just didn't do a whole lot for me. The logic of the alien didn't make any sense and neither did their master plan to beat it. I didn't feel like he stitched all the themes of his story together very well.

I usually rewatch films even if I don't like them the first time, so my opinion might change. I didn't like Goodfellas the first time I saw it, either.
 
2022-11-29 12:15:09 AM  

Holy Carp: Hulu has an ad free tier, and paramount is $10.00 a month.


Paramount+ ad free is $8 a month if you pay for an annual subscription.
 
2022-11-29 8:00:07 AM  

Holy Carp: Bread314: The Balkanization of streaming is stupid in the long run. They are trying to convert steaming back into the cable model and the world has moved on.  Disney alone has DIsney+, ESPN+, and Hulu (which has commercials but they still charge a fee).  They lost $1.5 billion on it.  They admitted $150 million was revenue Netflix paid them last year for Disney movies.  Netflix paid $500 million for Seinfeld.  The deal was ended and Universal moved it to Peacock.  Peacock lost $641 million on $2 billion revenue.  I won't see the Stallone's new show because no amount of alcohol will convince me to pay $50 for a Paramount plus subscription to still watch it with commercials.

Hulu has an ad free tier, and paramount is $10.00 a month.


Anything that doesn't Marvel a Star War is the most expensive thing ever.
 
2022-11-29 10:29:24 AM  

punkwrestler: shut_it_down: Romantic comedies have to have a hook. They should love each other, but:
       One of them is a ghost!
       They are business competitors!
       He's rich and she's a maid!
       He's rich and she's a prostitute!
       He's a country boy and she's from the city!
       He works for her!
       One of them is dead and they're communicating through a magic mailbox!

Bros thought that "being gay" was some kind of interesting narrative hook when the romcom crowd is way past that as far as stories are concerned.

How are they past that when it hasn't been done much, in big movies.


Because the people that like these kinds of movies don't just watch the big movies. They're watching all 30 of the new Hallmark Christmas movies, every dumb lifetime movie, K Dramas, direct to Netflix garbage... literally everything. Why would they bother going to a theater for a movie they've already seen a dozen different versions of?
 
2022-11-29 11:55:32 AM  

shut_it_down: punkwrestler: shut_it_down: Romantic comedies have to have a hook. They should love each other, but:
       One of them is a ghost!
       They are business competitors!
       He's rich and she's a maid!
       He's rich and she's a prostitute!
       He's a country boy and she's from the city!
       He works for her!
       One of them is dead and they're communicating through a magic mailbox!

Bros thought that "being gay" was some kind of interesting narrative hook when the romcom crowd is way past that as far as stories are concerned.

How are they past that when it hasn't been done much, in big movies.

Because the people that like these kinds of movies don't just watch the big movies. They're watching all 30 of the new Hallmark Christmas movies, every dumb lifetime movie, K Dramas, direct to Netflix garbage... literally everything. Why would they bother going to a theater for a movie they've already seen a dozen different versions of?


Here is a reason:


https://youtube.com/clip/UgkxqRnpHO5bd4tpL2eeQc9fxpbn9UZBfILu
 
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