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Old 10-27-15, 02:29 PM
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Why did I watch that? I must really hate myself!

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Holy shit that looks awful!! Great investment by Netflix

Really reaching to the bottom of the barrel with some of those actors.
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I really don't understand the business model of funding film exclusives. I don't see people becoming subscribers for their films or how they'd make money. I do think creating shows does work though.

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Lautner and Schneider and Sandler? It's a dan30oly tri-fecta of total dog shit!
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Originally Posted by dex14
I really don't understand the business model of funding film exclusives. I don't see people becoming subscribers for their films or how they'd make money. I do think creating shows does work though.
My guess is they hope people who would have spent $10 to see it in the theater will spend $8 to sign up for a month so they can watch the movie and get hooked on the service. Or they hope they'll sign up for a free trial and forget to cancel.
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Originally Posted by Obi-Wan Jabroni
More ideas:

Adam Sandler is like, in love with some girl, but then it turns out that the girl is actually... Drew Barrymore

Adam Sandler... inherits like, a billion dollars, but first, he has to, like, become... Drew Barrymore

Adam Sandler is trapped on an island and falls in love with a coconut... named Drew Barrymore.
fixed
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Originally Posted by dex14
I really don't understand the business model of funding film exclusives. I don't see people becoming subscribers for their films or how they'd make money. I do think creating shows does work though.
Netflix needs to do something to keep their content fresh and special. It gets really stale after awhile. After awhile, logging into Netflix is like sitting down at your DVR and finding that nothing new recorded.

It's also part of building a real, long-term business model, with a mix of new, old and original content. So they were able to fund this Adam Sandler deal. Maybe next time they'll pluck someone us movie nerds love.

I wonder what they pay for big movies like Transformers.

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I think this looks alright. I'll watch it.

All those names they flashed in the trailer, and I think they skipped poor Chris Parnell.
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Originally Posted by dex14
I really don't understand the business model of funding film exclusives. I don't see people becoming subscribers for their films or how they'd make money. I do think creating shows does work though.
Make no mistake, Sandler is still a draw, especially at the price point Netflix offers. He's giving Netflix 4 movies and I'm sure there will be plenty of families that will pay the $8 a month for it rather than taking their kids to the theater.

While I'm not going to watch this movie because it looks like utter crap, I do hope it works out for Netflix. I'd like to see them fund a bunch of small budget flicks, some of which I'm sure will be a hit.
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I usually defend Sandler, as of late it comes off like the Internet just has a thing against the guy and it's the "in" thing to do, and imo it's mostly unfounded, I even liked The Cobbler for the most part (minus that horrible ending) and most of Pixels, but this really does just look awful -- and it sounds like it was recorded with cell phones instead of boom mics. Joe Dirt 2 might have competition as the worst big name 'net original.
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Originally Posted by Goat3001
Make no mistake, Sandler is still a draw, especially at the price point Netflix offers. He's giving Netflix 4 movies and I'm sure there will be plenty of families that will pay the $8 a month for it rather than taking their kids to the theater.

While I'm not going to watch this movie because it looks like utter crap, I do hope it works out for Netflix. I'd like to see them fund a bunch of small budget flicks, some of which I'm sure will be a hit.
Yea... I mean that is what I assumed. I just can't really comprehend that Sandler would be enough of a draw to make a dent and have this deal payoff in the long run.

They paid $60mil for an upcoming Brad Pitt movie. It just seems like it would be a loss to me. Same with Beast of No Nation ($12m)... I don't see the cost of the purchase translating to a profit.
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Originally Posted by dex14
Yea... I mean that is what I assumed. I just can't really comprehend that Sandler would be enough of a draw to make a dent and have this deal payoff in the long run.

They paid $60mil for an upcoming Brad Pitt movie. It just seems like it would be a loss to me. Same with Beast of No Nation ($12m)... I don't see the cost of the purchase translating to a profit.
Original content to keep members happy and hopefully generate discussion, it's the HBO methodology -- though I don't think they've ever spent $60m on a single movie, $12m is a bit more in line for them (hell the pilot episode of Boardwalk Empire cost $18m). Netflix's goal right now is to win some Oscars, and gain some discussion (any publicity for them is good right now, unless it's all "I'm canceling", as long as people are talking).

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You guys make the fun, but looks like a good movie.

I'm gonna renew my netflix just to see it!
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Originally Posted by RichC2
I usually defend Sandler, as of late it comes off like the Internet just has a thing against the guy and it's the "in" thing to do, and imo it's mostly unfounded, I even liked The Cobbler for the most part (minus that horrible ending) and most of Pixels, but this really does just look awful --
The guy has admitted to making movies solely so he can get a nice vacation out of it. Why would anyone waste their time watching something that for all intents and purposes is just a rich guy enjoying a free trip on the studio's dime?

Although, I'll admit that it looks like Sandler has put in more effort into this new movie than he has in the last ten years or so. Though I'm not sure that's really saying much.
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The guy has admitted to making movies solely so he can get a nice vacation out of it. Why would anyone waste their time watching something that for all intents and purposes is just a rich guy enjoying a free trip on the studio's dime?

Although, I'll admit that it looks like Sandler has put in more effort into this new movie than he has in the last ten years or so. Though I'm not sure that's really saying much.
Which I'm fine with as long as the movies are entertaining. Blended was not, I've not seen a comedy with less attempted "comedy" than that one in a while. Just Go With It kept me mostly entertained as a background kind of movie... don't think any of his other flicks are location specific outside of 50 First Dates.
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
The guy has admitted to making movies solely so he can get a nice vacation out of it. Why would anyone waste their time watching something that for all intents and purposes is just a rich guy enjoying a free trip on the studio's dime?

Although, I'll admit that it looks like Sandler has put in more effort into this new movie than he has in the last ten years or so. Though I'm not sure that's really saying much.
Sandler's been a joke for a long time, but I wrote him off completely after Funny People. He spent that whole movie lampooning the types of films that made him rich, and portrayed a character who was looking for more depth, and I thought maybe this was Sandler's way of pivoting his career (not that it was his first serious role, but it was his first self-aware serious role). He then turned around and proceeded to turn out more of the same schlock that he was poo-pooing in Funny People. I'm out.
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FYI, the Ridiculous 6 western flick is up on Netflix now.
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FYI, the Ridiculous 6 western flick is up on Netflix now.
I will check it out just to see bad I imagine it will be.
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Will there be a limited theater screening for awards season?
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Originally Posted by dex14
Yea... I mean that is what I assumed. I just can't really comprehend that Sandler would be enough of a draw to make a dent and have this deal payoff in the long run.

They paid $60mil for an upcoming Brad Pitt movie. It just seems like it would be a loss to me. Same with Beast of No Nation ($12m)... I don't see the cost of the purchase translating to a profit.
Beast Of No Nation looks like it could pick up a Best Picture Oscar Nomination and Idris Elba is a real contender to win Best Supporting Actor and is close to locked for the nom. Brad Pitt seems like a bad investment but Beasts imo will really be huge for them because a lot of people are Oscar completists.
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Originally Posted by majorjoe23
Will there be a limited theater screening for awards season?
It doesn't need a limited run, it's already garnered several critics' awards and is a shoo-in for several Oscar nominations. I still don't see it winning Best Picture, despite the strong advance word.
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It doesn't need a limited run, it's already garnered several critics' awards and is a shoo-in for several Oscar nominations. I still don't see it winning Best Picture, despite the strong advance word.
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I will watch, and give detailed review, within days.

Wait.
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I like Ridiculous 6 for the same reasons I like most of Sander's "genre" movies.

I assume that only me and dan30oly is going to enjoy this.
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For those who have seen it (all, apparently, one of you), what's the language like in this one?
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No real swearing. Standard goofy Sandler sex references. Plenty of friendly-goofy-offensive (Sandler's style) references to Indians and historical figures (including Lincoln's assassination). Some silly violence. A donkey with diarrhea. It might make your kid dumb.

It'd be PG-13 for sure.

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