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Old 06-15-17, 02:15 PM   #1
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Happy Death Day (10/13/17, D: Landon) S: Jessica Rothe





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Happy Death Day - In Theaters Friday The 13th October

Blumhouse (Split, Get Out, Whiplash) produces an original and inventive rewinding thriller in HAPPY DEATH DAY, in which a college student (Jessica Rothe, La La Land) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killerís identity.

HAPPY DEATH DAY is directed by Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones) and written by Scott Lobdell and Landon.
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Old 06-15-17, 02:29 PM   #2
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Clever riff on Groundhog Day.
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Re: Happy Death Day (10/13/17, D: Landon) S: Jessica Rothe

That didn't look too bad...
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Old 06-16-17, 01:00 AM   #4
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Re: Happy Death Day (10/13/17, D: Landon) S: Jessica Rothe

Reminds me a little bit of the 2006 horror flick Salvage:

College student Claire Parker (Lauren Currie Lewis) leaves her job at a convenience store, only to be brutally murdered by a stranger. And then she wakes up. Thinking it was a dream, she repeats the actions of the day and, once more, is murdered. As the vicious cycle starts again, Claire frantically tries to figure out what is happening to her. Slowly she begins to suspect that she's the victim of a conspiracy. But can she uncover what it is before she's killed for the last time?
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Reminds me a little bit of the 2006 horror flick Salvage:

College student Claire Parker (Lauren Currie Lewis) leaves her job at a convenience store, only to be brutally murdered by a stranger. And then she wakes up. Thinking it was a dream, she repeats the actions of the day and, once more, is murdered. As the vicious cycle starts again, Claire frantically tries to figure out what is happening to her. Slowly she begins to suspect that she's the victim of a conspiracy. But can she uncover what it is before she's killed for the last time?
More like bigger budget ripoff?? I actually saw Salvage and thought it was interesting. Not horrible but a pretty good effort for such a low budget.
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I think this looks fucking cool!
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Re: Happy Death Day (10/13/17, D: Landon) S: Jessica Rothe

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just did. he's knowledgeable. not too bland as his screencaps would suggest...
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just did. he's knowledgeable. not too bland as his screencaps would suggest...
I think he's a really good film critic. I'll be watching this in a week or two. I like to go after the crowds have died down a bit. This looks really fun.
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Re: Happy Death Day (10/13/17, D: Landon) S: Jessica Rothe

His tattoo looks like shit, well I wanted to see it, but won't now since its PG-13 horror.
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I think this looks fun so I might check it out. Surprised to learn that it's more of a comedy horror but I'm still interested.
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I wanted to see this but the PG-13 rating is making me kind of want to wait. Looks fun though.
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Re: Happy Death Day (10/13/17, D: Landon) S: Jessica Rothe

Looks like a fun concept.

It's two hours of my life. I'll check it out some afternoon.

My prediction is that the killer is also trapped in the same time loop. And the big reveal - it's February 2nd and it's Phil Connors under the mask.
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Looks like it could be good.
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Movies like this are what Movie Pass was made for...

I might check this out next week during some free time. I don't mind killing 90 minutes on this even though it is PG-13.
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Re: Happy Death Day (10/13/17, D: Landon) S: Jessica Rothe

Movie is at 67% on RT, not too bad. I think that this plus a PG-13 rating and short run time means it will trample all over Blade Runner this weekend. F%&king millennials...
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Old 10-14-17, 12:06 AM   #21
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Re: Happy Death Day (10/13/17, D: Landon) S: Jessica Rothe

Caught it. It's on par with average October/January/February PG-13 horror movies. Maybe a bit better.

It was more fun and less scary that similar movies. It was fun to watch it play out. Groundhog Day does get a mention in the last few minutes.

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I was shocked with the reveal that Phil Connors is the killer.


No no no.

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But when Bruce Willis shows up and saves the day.


The plot twist-or-two were amusing. Good mislead on the reveal. But then the actual reveal was kind of silly. I thought we were headed for some supernatural plot with the killer - maybe something similar to Fallen.

I ... have a feeling not many of you are going to watch this. But if you already saw the heavy hitters (including Blade Runner), give it a look.

I was kind of surprised a movie like this left things unsaid about the mother's death, and the reason for the day repeating. But it's pretty easy to put together without being told.
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Re: Happy Death Day (10/13/17, D: Landon) S: Jessica Rothe

Cha-ching! This made 11.5 million

Box Office: 'Happy Death Day' Tops 'Blade Runner' With $11.6M Friday


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Blumhouse has something to celebrate, as their latest theatrical chiller, Happy Death Day, snagged an $11.6 million opening day. That includes a mere $1m Thursday preview, which is a sign that the film may be a little less frontloaded than a conventional teen slasher picture. So, the only question for the rest of the weekend is whether it ends up closer to $25m or $30m. Neither would surprise me at this juncture.

It helps that the film is A) good and B) contains a satisfying conclusion, which I’d argue is one reason why horror films tend to have lousy audience polling scores. No spoilers, but Happy Death Day does not end with a website address for more information on the story. If it plays like a conventionally frontloaded scary story, we’re looking at a $26.5m debut weekend, which would be a massive win for all parties.

There is an off chance that it’s even more frontloaded thanks to A) being a teen-targeted horror movie and B) opening on Friday the 13th. A 2.2x multiplier still gets the $5 million-budgeted release to $25m. It’s funny, at the time I thought Paramount/Viacom Inc. was moving mother! partially to get away from Netflix’s Stranger Things season 2, but Happy Death Day was the danger.


The winning teen-targeted chiller, about a coed (a winning Jessica Rothe) who keeps reliving the day of her murder, benefited from a Blumhouse bump (folks really liked Split and Get Out) and from having its trailer played in front of It for the last month. This will be Blumhouse’s third-straight $25 million+ debut for a non-sequel/original. Yeah, Split may or may not qualify, but I wouldn’t quite count Out of Sight as a sequel to Jackie Brown even if Michael Keaton shows up in both.

Anyway, this will be Blumhouse’s third-straight $25 million+ debut and will be their fourth-biggest non-sequel opening behind Split ($40m), The Purge ($34m) and Get Out ($33m). It will likely be just over/under the $25.4m debut of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit. And, barring fluke-y legs, that picture looks like a good model for the film’s overall domestic destiny. A run like The Visit or Ouija (2.6x) gets Happy Death Day to $65-$70m domestic.

Yeah, I guess it could be super frontloaded or super leggy, but we can talk about those possibilities tomorrow. Either way, Happy Death Day is going to be the top movie of the weekend and yet more evidence that Blumhouse is becoming a known brand like (relatively speaking) Marvel, Pixar and Illumination. Maybe Universal should retroactively put Split into the Dark Universe. And that would be fine as long as they start slapping Illumination logos on future Laika releases.

In other opener news, The Foreigner took up a whole separate post, but that Jackie Chan/Pierce Brosnan film earned $4.5 million yesterday for a likely $12m debut weekend. Open Road Films debuted the Chadwick Boseman/Josh Gad legal drama Marshall into 821 theaters yesterday, with mediocre results. The historical drama, detailing one of Thurgood Marshall’s early cases as a defense attorney for the NAACP, is squarely “not bad.”

My daughter enjoyed it quite a bit, and I will admit that the casting of Josh Gad as the white guy brought in to appeal to the jury is a canny bit of meta-casting. And no, despite what you may have heard, it is entirely Boseman’s movie or, at least, a genuine two-hander that uses Gad to note the Anti-Semitism that exists right alongside racism. The film earned just $1 million yesterday for a likely $3.1m debut weekend. Even for a $12m drama, this isn’t an encouraging result. Once again, folks, put your money where your mouth is.

Speaking of which, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is the latest underperformer from Annapurna Pictures. I would argue that both Wonder Women and Marshall are the kinds of films that would have survived and/or flourished at a time without so many high-quality at-home entertainment options, but that’s the new reality that the smaller distributors (and the Oscar-friendly releases) are going to have to contend with.

Anyway, the acclaimed Luke Evans/Rebecca Hall/Bella Heathcoate biopic, concerning the complicated relationship between the creator of Wonder Woman and his two wives, earned solid buzz and good reviews but couldn’t break out in the Netflix/VOD era. It made just $248,000 yesterday on 1,229 screens for a likely $806k opening weekend.

It’s a sad result (I’m a big fan of Angela Robinson’s Debs), but we should also remember that we almost got a biopic about Wonder Woman’s male creator before we got a Wonder Woman movie.
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Blumhouse is on fire.

Still overall kind of dumb. It is a people pleaser. It's kind of passive and light. Brisk and relatively upbeat. Had a catchy trailer. Not surprised that people want to see it.

Both twists/reveals of the killer had little building up to them. It sort of felt like a movie that ran out of time/money filming, but they made something of it (Bad Boys has a similar story ... along with countless others). So there's a lean, but patchy feel to it. Like maybe there were some extra scenes to build up the killer(s), but they didn't have time or money to film.
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This was fun. The trailer was catchy, and it delivered. The PG-13 rating helped I'm sure, lots of teenage girls at my showing.
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I saw Happy Death Day this afternoon and I highly recommend it! It was a blast of sheer fun, suspense, drama, comedy all rolled into one. The audience had a great time as well, and I left the theater grinning with glee at how much I enjoyed the movie.
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