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The Covid Cinematic Wasteland

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Monday, December 7, 2020 7:36 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


There has obviously been a dearth of films in cinema this year.

Some say Cinema may never recover.

But what have you found this year? Any overlooked gems from past years that you found this year? Have you gained greater appreciation for what decent films we had in some of the recent years?

Personally, my DVD players hasn't been very active, and I've binged on some TV shows which I missed or avoided when they were originallly broadcast.


What about you? Did you find new favorites?

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020 7:40 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Warner Bros. decided every movie they're putting out next year will be on HBO Max from day one. They believe that movie theaters are dead and are happy to be the company that puts the final nail in that coffin.

Huge payoff for them if it works, but they're hemorrhaging money right now and if their plan or 2021 in general doesn't work out the way they think it will they're going to be in a lot of trouble.

Are people going to want to sign up for yet another streaming service?




Have you seen Under the Silver Lake yet? The Hunt? Both were really good.

I also liked an independent flick called Space Cop, made by the guys from RedLetterMedia on YouTube, but I have a hard time recommending that movie to people unless they already watch and enjoy RLM content.

What have you done today to earn your place in this crowded world? :)

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Friday, April 16, 2021 9:16 PM

JAYNEZTOWN


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:


Some say Cinema may never recover.




New Zealand box office cinema bouncing back.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-16/global-box-office-r
ebounds-set-to-boost-new-zealand-s-best-stock




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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Any overlooked gems



These are some older classics 6IXSTRINGJACK liked I mentioned in another thread, maybe you've seen them

Mad Ma, Friday the 13th, Dolemite,
Young Frankenstein, Killer Clowns from Outer Space,
Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead, Planes, Trains & Automobiles,
Evil Dead, Black Sheep,
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,
Halloween, Bubba Ho-Tep

You also have a 'Binge-worthy?' thread with modern Tv shows

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Friday, April 16, 2021 11:37 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by JAYNEZTOWN:
Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Some say Cinema may never recover.

New Zealand box office cinema bouncing back.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-16/global-box-office-r
ebounds-set-to-boost-new-zealand-s-best-stock


Good.
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Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Any overlooked gems

These are some older classics 6IXSTRINGJACK liked I mentioned in another thread, maybe you've seen them

Mad Ma, Friday the 13th, Dolemite,
Young Frankenstein, Killer Clowns from Outer Space,
Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead, Planes, Trains & Automobiles,
Evil Dead, Black Sheep,
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,
Halloween, Bubba Ho-Tep

I have seen those, except probably 4 that I don't want to. Some I've seen several times. None I want to see again soon.

Have you seen Nobody? That is quite good.

For rewatching, I'd go with Rogue One, Wind River, Edge of Tomorrow, Arrival, King Arthur, Galaxy Quest.

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Sunday, May 2, 2021 7:46 AM

JAYNEZTOWN


Who can make indie films or tv shows or movies

We've got a Godzilla-KingKong thing, a video game 'Mortal Kombat' made into a movie and a Japanese anime dominating Global Box Office
Japan animation Demonslayer

In India perhaps Bollywood might suffer with this Corona virus, or Covid lockdown thing
France and Brazil are also big film producers and i believe they are also suffering with how to deal with the virus.
Swedish cinema came into prominence in the 1960s maybe back in the fifties, its still hanging in there but I think they also have issues since tyhe Swedish government refused any lockdown. It will be interesting to see how the Global Film industry as a whole recovers.

I don't think I would re-watch Arrival JEWELSTAITEFAN, I really enjoyed it as a film but it feels almost like one of those murder mystery puzzle films where I think knowing the ending and twist makes it less re-watchable. There are scenes and moments and sound fx and a musical sound track that's amazing, its just how the film unfolds and knowing how it unfolds makes it less impactful, the subject amtter is great aliens invaders from space, the truly human question, it's not a movie about cosmic invader aliens. In this movie there are moments I would re-watch for their merit as writing or great film making
but I'm not sure would watch the film in its entire again.

The film Wind River sounds good I might give it a watch its one of those that slipped under the radar for me, I guess with all the Avengers, Disney Pixar, Justice League and WonderWoman and political season stuff it managed to slip past me.


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Sunday, May 9, 2021 1:24 PM

JAYNEZTOWN


Movie Buffs Re-open Australian City Outback Town’s Cinema

https://nz.news.yahoo.com/movie-buffs-open-outback-towns-220006788.htm
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Monday, May 10, 2021 1:02 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Anybody buying AMC?

Wishing they did when it was $2.16 per share?

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Give me liberty or just come shoot me in my house. I'm so over this ridiculous reality.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:08 AM

JAYNEZTOWN


Is Hollywood done? the global Hollyweird box office has dropped by billions of dollars, the Popstars and people who made Rock Concerts are out of a job

Did Asia win??

Not all American brands are done, HBO, netflix, hulu, the Disney plus YouTube TV the Microsoft Xbox, they make cash, the vax is sold, the booze is still sold, the weed dealer still gets a way to sell his stuff, the video game brands are making money.

maybe not all Asia will win, Bollywood will suffer while India is impacted by the virus

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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:


Cinema may never recover.




The Cinema itself, I think its coming back kind of slowly in NZ, South Korea, Australia, without the China numbers there would be no sales. Avatar the movie came out in 2009 now its had a 2021 Re-release in China, knocking the Avengers box Office record down and reclaiming the top, now there is a small movie Wales maybe English British Welsh about some Horse. The is some Danish Denmark thing 'Riders of Justice' I think it might be an action comedy. There are big blockbuster type films still out there waiting, the Bonds, the Scifi Fantasy stuff, the WB DCs and the Disney Marvels but they are keeping it on hold, weird cartoonish stuff and Asian stuff like video games are now made into movies.


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Warner Bros. :)



Godzilla and DonkeyKong are making money or was it the King Kong brand WB owned?
I've no idea when the next Superman thing will come out but the new Wonder Woman flopped, the new Wnder Woman lost $101 in milliion of Dollars, sometimes they make some money back but a big movie like this can cost over 200+ Million $ to make
The Aussie and China is still going to the Cinema but they wont sell that many tickets in Aus or China

Where is our WB for building that Drive-in theater?


I'm looking at the Cinema numbers across the world and most of it is Asia-Pacific. 'Detective Chinatown 3' I never heard of it, the Actors seem to be Japan, HongKong, Chinese or Japanese, there is that Thailand kickboxer guy Tony Jaa in it but I never heard of the film before. A movie The Dry loos like it was filmed by the Aussies, a 2020 Australian mystery drama thriller film. There is a film Nuevo orden....probably New-World-Order stuff, it seems to mix a bunch of real life Venezuela BLM Antifa stuff into a near future horror fantasy stoty, it is a 2020 Mexican-French art film thriller, the NewOrder it takes place in a dystopian near future. Hollywood is making nothing, is this not a good opportunity for America's smaller Indie Studios to pop up in other parts of America? there are movies in Aus box office and other places called 'Impasse' it seems to be about the Dynasty Emperor Times, the rise of Communism and the Japanese Occupation, Video Game type stuff is selling in the cinema across the world and more Japanese animated cartoons are sold as material for box office movies.

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Saturday, June 19, 2021 12:16 PM

JAYNEZTOWN


I'm looking at the world wide cinema, we still have Godzillia Donkey Kong King Kong thing, some anime manga thing, Mortal Kombat doing thwe rounds for over 2 months 8 weeks + or maybe more, Demon Slayer a Japan cartoon is making money while out for almost half a year 20 weeks + or 150 days, Australia is showing The Hobbit movies again, Europe has old Italian films like Nuovo Cinema Paradiso in its cinemas that remained open. Cruella i guess a spin off on 101 Dalmations is maybe going to break even it has made $132 million world wide but could have cost 100+ Million mayeb 150 million to produce, box office is now highly dependent on cinema markets like Aus, S.Korea, Russia, Brazil, France, Canada, China etc

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Monday, June 21, 2021 12:05 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I noticed my fave local cinema is showing Double Feature of Quiet Place 1 & 2. Now this is the sort of thing they should have been doing for the past year. Instead they were closed.

Also showing Top Gun, while Maverick is not due until November.

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Saturday, July 3, 2021 11:51 AM

JAYNEZTOWN


Just as the box office hit its stride, the delta variant appeared, with the power to halt progress

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/03/just-as-the-box-office-hit-its-stride-
the-delta-variant-appeared.html

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Monday, July 12, 2021 4:09 AM

JAYNEZTOWN


It looks like Black widow made $80m in the USA and another $70m Global
not sure if they lost money but I don't think they will lose, they will make profit but... it wont be the same I remember the days when people would be packed in like sardines and cinemas around the world would be full but now a lot of theatre are closed
...maybe they should have brought this movie out a few years back

its projected to make money

https://www.the-numbers.com/international-charts-overview

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/year/world/

Godzillia made millions, the Detective Chinatown 3 a crime drama comedy movie in Tokyo made millions, another Fast and Furious Car Thriller Driving Action movie made millions, another from Asia 'Hi Mom' a Chinese movie Nihao, LiHuanying made hundreds of milions, sequels to the Quiet Place and the Conjuring made millions but these movies have been out for weeks upon weeks, months without contest

Black Widow is released during a Covid year, it is already in the top 10 for 2021 Worldwide Box Office

but in thoery if you released a good movie for the Dutch and everyone going to cinema in Holland bought tickets to the movie
your film in the Holland film industry could outsell Marvel's biggest box office movie

I don't think Hollywood is ever coming back, better tax breaks are offered in Hawaii in Canada in Oklahoma, they help productions film and movies get produced in Massachusetts and Georgia, the Germans, aussies, Japanese and S.Koreans have good Animation support and Film Incentives, some give granst to arts that employ people, rebates and tax credits, even before all this Weinstein scandal stuff broke and rules and regulation with Corona lockdowns Hollywood California has just become too expensive.
Texas straight up offers its writers and actors and film makers grants to make films.

Are the Dutch in Europe back to normal? the Holland Netherlands box office is coming in close to $100,000,000 box office again
However another Corona virus strain and Lockdown would kill the box office.
Europe will continue making Indie films but the big Production will now probably be spread all across the world from places like Austin Texas to China/Asia.

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Friday, August 27, 2021 10:09 PM

DREAMTROVE


This might be what cinema has needed for years. To murder Hollywood.
Of course Hollywood isn't anywhere near as toxic as television, and the new online medias are drifting towards tv. It's time for some serious decentralization

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Saturday, August 28, 2021 1:56 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


I'm enjoying watching Hollywood burn.

Speaking of which, you ever see "Burn, Hollywood, Burn"?

Great flick. Too intelligent for JSF.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 7:57 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I hear other parts are doing the Lockdown Boogaloo again.

But my theater was practically Sold Out for the 12:40 pm showing on Tuesday for Free Guy, in it's 3rd week of release.

Not shabby.

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Sunday, October 17, 2021 6:05 PM

JAYNEZTOWN


Will John Carpenter's Halloween show them how its done, a cheap old school slasher horror film

Box Office: ‘Halloween Kills’ Nabs Huge $50M Weekend As ‘Last Duel’ Flops With $5M
https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2021/10/17/box-office-hall
oween-kills-with-jamie-lee-curtis-nabs-huge-50m-weekend-as-last-duel-starring-matt-damon-adam-driver-jodie-comer-and-ben-affleck-flops-with-5m
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12 COVID-Era Box Office Flops That Deserve Another Chance
https://lifehacker.com/12-covid-era-box-office-flops-that-deserve-anot
her-chan-1847835122

mentions movies like Onward animation, David Copperfield, First Cow

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Sunday, October 17, 2021 9:03 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by JAYNEZTOWN:
12 COVID-Era Box Office Flops That Deserve Another Chance
https://lifehacker.com/12-covid-era-box-office-flops-that-deserve-anot
her-chan-1847835122

mentions movies like Onward animation, David Copperfield, First Cow



Care to provide a list? I don't do clickbait slideshows.

I certainly don't do them when they push a Covid agenda.

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Thursday, October 28, 2021 3:07 PM

JAYNEZTOWN


Real Shootings on set killing real epople

district attorney took issue with people calling it a “prop gun” as, she said, it was not.

“It was a legit gun,” she said. “It was an antique-era appropriate gun.”

https://conservativebrief.com/criminal-charges-53458/

NewMexico authorities recovered hundreds of rounds of ammunition from the set of “Rust” following the fatal AlecBaldwin-involved shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
https://www.theepochtimes.com/officials-recover-hundreds-of-rounds-of-
ammunition-after-alec-baldwin-shooting-sheriff_4072030.html



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Care to provide a list? I don't do clickbait slideshows.




I'm not sure I agree with this list - for example 'Birds of Prey' mentioned

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Friday, November 5, 2021 8:21 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Do we even have a Marvel's Eternals thread???

It's a strange case. It was hovering around 60% critics score on RT for a week or so and just today went to 49% rotten after a two day slide.

Also, just today, audience score has started to be tabulated and it's in the mid-80's.

That alone isn't strange. Woke critics often are out of touch with what people actually think.



But this movie is being marketed as a wokefest. Nobody knows who the Eternals are, or what the movie is about, but they've all heard non-stop about how glorious and diverse the cast are.

Is Disney/Marvel trying to game the system and subvert expectations in real life? They have to know by now that if critics hate a movie there is a very good chance that people will turn out to see it. Are they paying critics to make this film rotten?


Maybe it's a desperation move?

It's already not going to be shown anywhere in China and most of the Middle Eastern countries.

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Monday, November 8, 2021 8:33 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Looks like Disney is going to bend the knee and remove the man-on-man kiss scene from the Eternals for the Muslim countries because they know they're going to hemorrhage money on this dumpster fire. This coming after they said a week ago they were refusing to do so.

The Rotten Tomatoes audience score is sus as hell. Half the comments look like a YouTube spambot wrote them. There's no way that the audience is enjoying this.

Critics score is down to 48% with the "Top Critics" filter dropping it to 40%.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021 12:31 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Looks like Disney is going to bend the knee and remove the man-on-man kiss scene from the Eternals for the Muslim countries because they know they're going to hemorrhage money on this dumpster fire. This coming after they said a week ago they were refusing to do so.

The Rotten Tomatoes audience score is sus as hell. Half the comments look like a YouTube spambot wrote them. There's no way that the audience is enjoying this.

Critics score is down to 48% with the "Top Critics" filter dropping it to 40%.

I don't know from Eternals, other than extremely lightweight ads.

Are you saying that they only remembered to include the majority populations of gays, lesbians, trannies, and forgot the token straight person?

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:46 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Nah. At least as far as I know. There's one gay male couple is all I heard. An entire rainbow of colors of characters that were race swapped too.



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Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:23 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Saw Venom 2 in the theater. Went ahead and watched the first one from 2018 before I did.

I was pleasantly surprised.

Not as good as Deadpool, but the first one was probably better than Free Guy. The 2nd one wasn't as good, but it was about what you could hope for in a sequel.

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