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Old 04-22-04, 12:50 PM   #1
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So what happened to the Heath Ledger/Orlando Bloom: " Ned Kelly" film

I know this got a very limited release, here in the states (too limited in my opinion), why wasn't there a more aggressive roll out of the film? I would assume that at this point it's headed for video - ?

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Old 04-22-04, 12:58 PM   #2
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It only got a wide release in Australia.
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Old 04-22-04, 01:03 PM   #3
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Yeah, I'm not sure what happened with this film either. They probably could have opened it wider in the U.S. and made a decent amount of money.
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Old 05-07-04, 08:34 AM   #4
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Actually,

It's opens today at the new Majestic Theatre in Silver Spring, MD
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Old 05-07-04, 08:51 AM   #5
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It opened on a couple of dozen screens in early April, basically got pretty bad reviews, and did very slow business - not the sort of reaction that would prompt a wider release, I guess.
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Old 05-07-04, 08:52 AM   #6
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This movie is horrible imo, don't feel too bad that you haven't seen it yet.
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Old 05-07-04, 09:01 AM   #7
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I thought Entertainment Weekly gave it a least a B - and EW reviewers are a fickle bunch anyway.
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Old 05-07-04, 02:37 PM   #8
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...FWIW: here's a British POV... and one from Iceland (two stars out of four)... and a review of the R2 DVD...

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Old 05-07-04, 05:27 PM   #9
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Ned Kelly must be one of those films where the trailer looks magnificent, but the film is actually mediocre. The last time I remember that happening was with Highwaymen.
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Old 05-07-04, 07:15 PM   #10
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I wanted to see Highwaymen but the movie was gone in days, didnt even open near NY. Ned Kelly is ok, like Young Guns with some better actors. Naomi Watts and Bloom are really on the side in this one, especially Watts, Rush is great as the villain.
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Old 05-12-04, 01:22 AM   #11
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i thought the ned kelly movie wasnt bad, the aussies i know seemed to enjoy it
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Old 05-12-04, 07:33 AM   #12
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No-one I know particulary liked the movie.
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