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Re: Humanity Is Dead - New Moon Breaks Midnight Record: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11

Sadly, I think Groucho was referring to The Dark Knight.
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Do you guys think that the next Batman will be darker but in terms of "vampirish overtones?"

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There are bars around Kansas City that are actually doing new moon after parties.
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Re: Humanity Is Dead - New Moon Breaks Midnight Record: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11

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RED CLIFF is playing only two theaters in New York City and has not gotten much publicity here. How many theaters is it playing at around the country?
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Dunno, but none in my area..and I am pretty torqued.
It's on VOD, if that's any consolation.
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Awesome!

I'm happy it breaks Harry Potter and TDK's records
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I'm sure this has been said countless times before but Twilight and everyone who seen it can go to hell.

(hmm... sadly I'm sure some of the idiots who seen it would cherish the idea of going to hell.. its so dark ooooohh)
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Originally Posted by droidguy1119 View Post
On the other hand, based on the time I worked at the theater and surveying the reaction on the internet, I'd guess that at least 70% of the Twilight audience thinks this garbage is serious prose, with real meaning and depth.
I'd like to see your statistical data on these findings.

Seriously though, I don't see how this is any different than people gushing over Harry Potter books/films, which I do enjoy, but let's not kid ourselves into thinking they're great masterpieces of literature/film.
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Re: Humanity Is Dead - New Moon Breaks Midnight Record: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11

Insane, NM will destroy TDK's OD record:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/ente...-day-ever.html

"The Twilight Saga: New Moon" is poised to break its second box office record in a single day.

According to four people who have closely watched ticket sales data today but requested anonymity because they are not authorized to release the information, the teen vampire phenomenon is all but certain to gross more than $67.2 million, the record set by "The Dark Knight" last year for the biggest single-day take at the box office.

By 5 p.m., the movie had already sold more than $50 million worth of tickets in the U.S. and Canada. When evening shows are included, the total will likely be more than $70 million, the people said.

Given the huge amount of pent-up interest among fans, who are rushing out to theaters on opening day, ticket sales are expected to drop significantly on Saturday and Sunday. Nonetheless, a total weekend gross of more than $110 million is all but certain and more than $120 million is very possible. That would give "New Moon" the biggest weekend gross for any movie this year and make it one of the top five pictures of all time at the domestic box office, not accounting for ticket price inflation.
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More depressed box office folks:

OK, I'm done. I expected this after the midnight numbers, but I'm just done. I haven't felt this depressed over a box office number since TF2's OD.
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Re: Humanity Is Dead - New Moon Breaks Midnight Record: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11

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Red Cliff?
already saw it, and own it too. Plus the version that is in theaters is chopped to hell, as the original version was relased in two 2 and a half hour parts. And i think its only playing in like 15 screens
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
already saw it, and own it too. Plus the version that is in theaters is chopped to hell, as the original version was relased in two 2 and a half hour parts. And i think its only playing in like 15 screens
sounded like the guy that reviews movies for dvdtalk, sounded like he prefered the shorter version.
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Nonetheless, a total weekend gross of more than $110 million is all but certain and more than $120 million is very possible.

as long as those numbers stay accurate, it stands no threat on beating TDK's overall first 3 day record of 158.4 mil.
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Originally Posted by Brack View Post
I'd like to see your statistical data on these findings.

Seriously though, I don't see how this is any different than people gushing over Harry Potter books/films, which I do enjoy, but let's not kid ourselves into thinking they're great masterpieces of literature/film.
At least the Harry Potter movies and books are not filled with egregiously awful plot holes and fallacies that anyone who took 10 seconds to lay everything out side-by-side would see in an instant.

http://www.cracked.com/funny-36-twilight/
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
already saw it, and own it too. Plus the version that is in theaters is chopped to hell, as the original version was relased in two 2 and a half hour parts. And i think its only playing in like 15 screens
Huzzah! Portland gets the 148min Red Cliff on Wed! I was tempted to rent it on HD through Comcast for $10 though.
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Originally Posted by droidguy1119 View Post
At least the Harry Potter movies and books are not filled with egregiously awful plot holes and fallacies that anyone who took 10 seconds to lay everything out side-by-side would see in an instant.

http://www.cracked.com/funny-36-twilight/
wai wai wait, this actually happens in the book/movie?
She finally regains Edward's attention after she deliberately jumps off a cliff and almost dies. Edward, being a thirteen-year-old girl, thinks Bella has died and goes to Italy to commit suicide. He attempts to do this by exposing himself to the sun at noon in an Italian town.
and people actually look up to this shit? Also reading the "Breaking Dawn" rundown made me cringe several times
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Huzzah! Portland gets the 148min Red Cliff on Wed! I was tempted to rent it on HD through Comcast for $10 though.
if you got the money, the full movie runs cheap on ebay
this is the version i essentially have
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Originally Posted by Brack View Post
I'd like to see your statistical data on these findings.

Seriously though, I don't see how this is any different than people gushing over Harry Potter books/films, which I do enjoy, but let's not kid ourselves into thinking they're great masterpieces of literature/film.
Who here is claiming that the Harry Potter books/movies are anything more than a fun story?
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
wai wai wait, this actually happens in the book/movie?
and people actually look up to this shit? Also reading the "Breaking Dawn" rundown made me cringe several times
This sounds pretty disturbing :



"Halfway through, Stephenie Meyer realizes that Jacob Black is far cooler than Edward and performs a quick character assassination by having him mouth-rape her. Bella punches him and runs away, but later discovers she loves him."

Great reading material for teenage girls!
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This sounds pretty disturbing :



"Halfway through, Stephenie Meyer realizes that Jacob Black is far cooler than Edward and performs a quick character assassination by having him mouth-rape her. Bella punches him and runs away, but later discovers she loves him."

Great reading material for teenage girls!
Does that mean he kisses her without her consent, or he goes down on her without her consent?
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
wai wai wait, this actually happens in the book/movie?
You can see it in the New Moon trailer.
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Originally Posted by droidguy1119 View Post
At least the Harry Potter movies and books are not filled with egregiously awful plot holes and fallacies that anyone who took 10 seconds to lay everything out side-by-side would see in an instant.

http://www.cracked.com/funny-36-twilight/
This was a joke site talking about books with humorous intentions, hardly a real critique.

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Who here is claiming that the Harry Potter books/movies are anything more than a fun story?
Exactly. There are no groups out there who think Stephanie Meyer is equivalent to Jane Austen.

And just to add, I don't see a bunch of Harry Potter bashing on here like I see about Twilight. Who fucking cares if people like it? Bash it if you see it, fine, but bash it merely because it exists? That's lamer than any Twilight people ever could be.

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Does that mean he kisses her without her consent, or he goes down on her without her consent?
i'll assume the former
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That's hilarious.

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
It's pretty funny. You guys flock to shitty action and horror movies and cheer when they make money. Then somebody makes a popular movie for somebody outside your demographic and you flip out.
Gay sparkly vampires just doesn't scream box office gold.

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This was a joke site talking about books with humorous intentions, hardly a real critique.
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