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Old 08-27-04, 12:29 AM
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Worst weekend ever for new movies?

What is the worst weekend you recall with the worst movies ever opening? I think this coming weekend is the worst with Benji Shags Some Bitches (or whatever it's called) and Baby Geniuses 2. What's with the kid's movies now that the brats are going back to school? I don't recall the last time there was a weekend where there wasn't something at least remotely interesting opening. There were a couple other titles I noticed, but nothing that was half way decent.
Old 08-27-04, 12:33 AM
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Benji opened last weekend (and actually opened here about 6 months ago) so that doesn't really count.

Hero is opening, about damn time. Still has a 97% (~ 60 reviews) on rt too... Anyone care to fill me in on why it was shelved for 2 years?

Anacondas and Suspect Zero look pretty bad. Superbabies is primed to be one of the worst "comedies" ever.

But worst weekend ever? Naw, just give it to the entire month.

Collateral and Hero can't make up for Exorcist, Superbabies, and whatever else.
Old 08-27-04, 12:38 AM
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Benji came out last week. So this week you've got Hero, Suspect Zero, Anaconda 2, or Baby Geniuses 2. Not the greatest lineup, but I wouldn't say it was the worst weekend for movies ever. I think last week was worst than this week, with Excorist: Beginnings, Without a Paddle, and Benji off the Leash opening.
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there has been far worse weekends.
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Still, this is pretty weak. "Hero" is great - I have the imported DVD, and it's worth going to see.
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Teh new Benji movie was filmed mostly in my hometown (Kaysville, UT). This movie sucks. Trust me.
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You can finally see Hero on the big screen like it was meant. That alone makes it far from the worst weekend ever. BTW, the movie kicks ass.
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Hero, ah yes I feel so special having seen this movie already so long ago.
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"You can finally see Hero on the big screen like it was meant"

You mean with teenage kids laughing and throwing stuff at the screen. Crying babies. Price Gouging. Blurred picture. Poorly balanced and echoing sound.

I Absolutely hate theaters. (I am sure I am in a minority here)

Upscaled DVD to HD TV + Home Theater is the way to see it ;-P

If the screen isn't big enough, move your couch closer.
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Originally posted by PopcornTreeCt
Hero, ah yes I feel so special having seen this movie already so long ago.
You, and who knows how many million Chinese...
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Originally posted by wendersfan
You, and who knows how many million Chinese...
i think many people on the boards have already seen the movie before.
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Originally posted by King Jaspo
"You can finally see Hero on the big screen like it was meant"

You mean with teenage kids laughing and throwing stuff at the screen. Crying babies. Price Gouging. Blurred picture. Poorly balanced and echoing sound.
Where the hell is your theatre located, Greensbelt m.d.??
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Originally posted by Rivero
Where the hell is your theatre located, Greensbelt m.d.??
LOL...you sound like me!

RE: http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...71#post5214571

Man I hate that theater...but back in the day the college id discount made a matinee $3.75 and I just couldn't resist.

To get back to the thread, the wife and I are gonna see Suspect Zero tonight. I know it has a horrible RT rating, but I still want to see it.
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Originally posted by Rypro 525
i think many people on the boards have already seen the movie before.
Yes, but in reality I can brag to my cinematically challenged friends.
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I'm going to see Braveheart in a few hours. A local theater (actual theater, not movie theater) has been running a summer classic series. They do it every year, but in the past they stuck to stuff like Casablanca, Wizard of Oz, Sound of Music and the like. This year they jumped about 20 years and ran Jaws, Indy, Jurassic Park, ET, Gladiator, Braveheart, Forest Gump, Back to the Future and a few others.

$5 a ticket. Can't beat that.
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Gee, welcome to my entire summer.
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Just got back from Suspect Zero. It very well may be the worst film I've seen this year, taking over that title from AVP. I love films this bad. *sigh*
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The Brown Bunny opened here in L.A. & N.Y. , I'll probably see it.
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I owned the "Hero" DVD for a year now. I love the movie so much that I will watch it again tomorrow at the Senator Theater. I have very good experience in that theater since the audiences are usually more mature.
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Originally posted by RichC2
But worst weekend ever? Naw, just give it to the entire month.
I have to offer up September 2001 in that category. Sure, it was the month of 9/11. But these crapfests were already on the schedule long before that.

9/7/01
The Musketeer
Two Can Play That Game
Rock Star
Soul Survivors

9/14
Hardball
The Glass House

9/21 This may qualify for that worst weekend tag as well
Glitter

9/28
Don't Say a Word
Zoolander
Hearts in Atlantis

Now, Zoolander I actually liked, but not everyone does. Hardball was okay, I guess, but nothing special. Everything else either qualifies as somewhat entertaining crap or just plain horrible. There are at least 2 movies I couldn't finish in there, as well as 3 I finished but absolutely hated.
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I remember this thread at the same time last year.

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