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Alex D. from TRIBE on Utility Room
They were expecting lower, 30-35M

It's still a very low take for a movie that cost over 200 million to make - usually they'd be expecting I'd guess a 60 million dollar take for it to be seen as a success. But, as Lil Timmy was saying to me on Messenger yesterday - the streaming of the movie fucks up the usual math when it comes to determining if a movie has a successful box office opening weekend.

I'm not complaining - I'm a bit surprised.
 

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It's still a very low take for a movie that cost over 200 million to make - usually they'd be expecting I'd guess a 60 million dollar take for it to be seen as a success. But, as Lil Timmy was saying to me on Messenger yesterday - the streaming of the movie fucks up the usual math when it comes to determining if a movie has a successful box office opening weekend.

I'm not complaining - I'm a bit surprised.

They are probably counting in the 9" scale Spice Worm action figure sales.
 
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Maybe they'll figure out a multi purpose use for it like this Alien "Bottle Opener"

(Yeah, right)
 
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Benedetta

Imagine a movie that plays to both Paul Verhoven's best and worst cinematic sides - taken from a book about a true story of a young nun during the 17th Century that claimed to be the wife of Christ, upended the convent she was raised in, and had a secret lesbian affair after having usurped her Mother Superior for the position of the head of the convent. That's all before the Inquisition got word of what was going on...

Fucking crazy and really good - expect the sarcasm of Robocop and Starship Troopers, the cringe of Elle and the vulgarity of Showgirls and Basic Instinct all rolled into a sushi roll of future religious outrage, once they get wind of this movie. This is NOT a movie you want to watch with your parents.
 
Malignant

James Wan takes a jump back from the F7 and Aquaman blockbusters and gets back to some seriously pulpy b grade 80's and 90's videostore shelf horror. It isn't scary in the least - it's more a case of wanting to figure out the twist to the movie. And, when revealed, the twist will cause you to either go with it despite the absurdity of the reveal, or completely roll your eyes and figure you'll watch the rest since you're already and hour and 15 minutes in and there's only a half hour to twenty minutes left.

I half heartedly endorse this movie - it's like the bonkers twist that Orphan provided, but stealing an idea from a very famous sci fi film of the 90's. If you liked Orphan, there's a chance you might like this.
 
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praktik

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Malignant

James Wan takes a jump back from the F7 and Aquaman blockbusters and gets back to some seriously pulpy b grade 80's and 90's videostore shelf horror. It isn't scary in the least - it's more a case of wanting to figure out the twist to the movie. And, when revealed, the twist will cause you to either go with it despite the absurdity of the reveal, or completely roll your eyes and figure you'll watch the rest since you're already and hour and 15 minutes in and there's only a half hour to twenty minutes left.

I half heartedly endorse this movie - it's like the bonkers twist that Orphan provided, but stealing an idea from a very famous sci fi film of the 90's. If you liked Orphan, there's a chance you might like this.

I thought it was great! But we're down for the genre pretty much so was refreshing and we were good with the way tropes were bent into a different shape (literally lol)
 
The Matrix: Resurrections is a sequel that didn't want to be made: early in the film, the writers not so subtly put in a line of dialogue that sounds very much along the lines of why the sequel did get made. The line goes something along the lines of "We were informed by our partner Warner Brothers, that they want another sequel to The Matrix - and they will go ahead with our without us." One could translate that as being a statement from Lana Wachowski, one half of the Wachowskis who previously said she had no interest in revisiting the franchise, saying to the audience: "If we didn't make this, they (Warner Bros) would have - and they would have fucked it up."

This is a pretty big departure from the other Matrix related universe - there's a self awareness to this. Moreso at some of the ridiculousness that the series spawned, which the film plays for laughs, as well through pitch meetings and brainstorming sessions parodied early in the film.

Whether this works or not is hard to say, the film mines the nostalgia from the previous three films going even as so far as to splice footage into the film itself, but at the same time decrying how reboots and reimagining properties create turgid comfort. But being a Matrix movie, paradoxes are part of the playing field; you either go with it or reject it. Plus, there's a weird obsession with aging the actors in a goofy manner.

I myself liked it - it's playing around with the ideas of the first three films and having a bit more fun with them - not taking themselves quite as seriously as the sequels did, particularly The Matrix: Revolutions. The film draws from a wider colour palate, leaving behind the ultra green filter of the previous films. Sorely missed however, is Yuen Wo Ping's action choreography and the long, unedited takes that would highlight the hand to hand fighting and gun fu. Even with a lot of that missing, I enjoyed that the film tried to do something new from a standpoint of narrative and some of the ideas it comes up with - the meta narrative worked for me, as did the reimagining some of the characters and archetypes of the previous films. And for a woman pushing her mid 50's, it's pretty amazing seeing her being able to pull off a scorpion kick. It's not perfect, it's not better than the first, but I thought it worked better than I expected.
 
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The Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie is AWFUL.

What the hell? Because Harold Ramis is dead, they do an complete and utter character betrayal from the start AND make him unbelievably creepy and weird.

Huge waste of time, especially with the ending. As much as I like Jason Reitman, this was a terrible movie.
 
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