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 Posted:   Oct 12, 2021 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12

THE SHRINK NEXT DOOR---trailer released for the Apple TV+ miniseries starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd.

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpbC72kXOsc



SCREAM---trailer released for the latest movie in the franchise.

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beToTslH17s



HOME SWEET HOME ALONE---trailer released for the Disney+ semi-reboot of HOME ALONE.

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BkVf2voCr0



NO TIME TO DIE---the sequel earned $56 million in its opening weekend, but projections were up to $84 million. The movie brought in $313 million worldwide, but its budget was $250 million to $300 million plus a reported $250 million promotion cost.
Previous Daniel Craig James Bond movie opening weekends are:

1. CASINO ROYALE (2006)--$40 million
2. QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008)--$67 million
3. SKYFALL (2012)--$88 million
4. SPECTRE (2015)--$70 million





GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3---Will Poulter will play Adam Warlock in the sequel.

NCIS---the October 11 episode was Mark Harmon's last starring role on the long-running series. Showrunner Steven Binder said, “As an executive producer and dear friend, Mark continues to be an integral part of the fabric of the show. Our north star has always been staying true to our characters, and that truth has always guided the stories we tell and where those characters go. So regarding the future of Gibbs, as long-time fans of the show may have noticed over the years… never count Leroy Jethro Gibbs out.”

THE SON---Hugh Jackman, Anthony Hopkins and Laura Dern star in the movie based on the play. The synopsis is, “The film centers around Peter, whose busy life with new partner Emma and their baby is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas. The young man is troubled, distant and angry, playing truant from school for months. Peter strives to be a better father, searching to help his son with those intimate and instinctive moments of family happiness. But the weight of Nicholas’ condition sets the family on a dangerous course.”

RETREAT---Emma Corrin stars in this FX miniseries whose synopsis is, “RETREAT follows Darby Hart and 11 other guests who are invited by a reclusive billionaire to take part in a retreat at a dazzling, remote location. When one of the guests is found dead, Darby must fight to prove it was murder against a tide of competing interests and before the killer takes another life.”

TRIVIA---during production of the 2000 CHARLIE'S ANGELS, a well-publicized argument erupted between Bill Murray and Lucy Liu, but there were different versions of what happened. Production assistant Shaun O'Banion, who had worked with Murray before, wanted to set the record straight and gave this account, "Basically, Murray rewrote a bunch of scenes without telling anyone (including Drew who was a producer). He put the new pages in everyone’s trailers & everyone came to set wondering where the hell the new pages had come from. Murray was the last to step on stage and by that time there was already mass confusion. McG (director) was pissed that no one had consulted him. The AD’s were also pissed. Drew’s producing partner came in and Murray was like, ‘What’s going on?’ McG was like, “did you get new pages in your trailer?’ And Murray was like, ‘No. But I put new pages in everyone else’s trailer.’Drew and her partner were pretty upset by this. Murray was like, ‘I’m making it better, ok? You’ve got, like, 16 writers on this thing…’ and Lucy spoke up, saying something like, ‘this is way out of line.’"
The production assistant added, "Murray turned and said, ‘I don’t know what you’re complaining about. I gave you more lines. I mean… look who you’re in with here. You’re TV… and this is the big league.’ At that point Lucy shouted, ‘F*ck you, you f*cking c*cksucker!’ And the AD’s promptly cleared the stage as Lucy ran off the stage crying. Cameron was trying to be the peacekeeper and protect Drew as the AD’s cleared the stage. Of course all of us in production had to stay inside to keep people out. I love Bill Murray (and had worked with him before), but what he said to her was totally uncalled for. Really belittling and shitty. This was pretty early in the process too, and the crew already really liked Lucy (and Cameron and Drew). Anyway. No punches were thrown. At least not physically. He later apologized though not entirely sincerely imho."
Liu commented on the incident, "I was, like, 'Wow, he seems like he's looking straight at me. I couldn't believe that it could be towards me, because what do I have to do with anything majorly important at that time? It was unjust and it was uncalled for. Some of the language was inexcusable and unacceptable, and I was not going to just sit there and take it. So, yes, I stood up for myself, and I don't regret it."
She added, "Because no matter how low on the totem pole you may be or wherever you came from, there's no need to condescend or to put other people down. And I would not stand down, and nor should I have and nor did I."

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2021 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Yeah, No Time To Die, although doing really great business could struggle to make a decent profit with that $250 million budget. And maybe the same with Dune. This could be the end of mega budgets, for a while anyway (although the budgets on some of these TV fantasy series is massive).

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2021 - 11:37 AM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

NO TIME TO DIE---the sequel earned $56 million in its opening weekend, but projections were up to $84 million. The movie brought in $313 million worldwide, but its budget was $250 million to $300 million plus a reported $250 million promotion cost.

Here's a hint Hollywood. Stop killing off iconic pop-culture characters!

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2021 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

"Some of the language was inexcusable and unacceptable, and I was not going to just sit there and take it."

At that point Lucy shouted, "‘F*ck you, you f*cking c*cksucker!"



Does not compute!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2021 - 11:43 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Does not compute!


Couldn't she have just given him the 5 finger death punch?
(But then she would have deprived the world of his lounge singing, I guess.)

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2021 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

That film was the equivalent of theatrical hot garbage. They were lucky to get Bill Murray, even with his unprofessional behavior and un-requested sudden re-writes. If they had let him re-write the film anywhere he wanted to before filming, really … how much worse could it have been?

"I came, I saw, I re-wrote it's ass!"

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2021 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

Yeah, No Time To Die, although doing really great business could struggle to make a decent profit with that $250 million budget. And maybe the same with Dune. This could be the end of mega budgets, for a while anyway (although the budgets on some of these TV fantasy series is massive).

Nah, mega budget movies will always be around. Just look at Netflix handing out $150M+ to Michael Bay, the Russo Brothers, and for The Rock's next movie.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2021 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   TheAvenger   (Member)

Yeah, No Time To Die, although doing really great business could struggle to make a decent profit with that $250 million budget. And maybe the same with Dune. This could be the end of mega budgets, for a while anyway (although the budgets on some of these TV fantasy series is massive).

The only reason the film has made as much as that is Eon’s relentless PR machine which is telling the world that this distinctly average movie is the greatest cinematic experience of all time.

I do t like to see any movie flop but there will be a certain amount of irony if NTTD only breaks even.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2021 - 7:24 PM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)


The only reason the film has made as much as that is Eon’s relentless PR machine which is telling the world that this distinctly average movie is the greatest cinematic experience of all time.


Or, just a thought now, there are some people who actually LIKE the Daniel Craig Bond movies and have been looking forward to it after a year of pandemic related delays. Some people are just happy to see a 007 flick because they're fans of the series in general.

A good handful of "distinctly average" films pull in strong box office. A number of the more profitable Bond films fit that distinction.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2021 - 7:45 PM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)


 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2021 - 12:47 AM   
 By:   Drawgoon   (Member)


Here's a hint Hollywood. Stop killing off iconic pop-culture characters!


This.

Though I seem to remember they didn't respond well to that previous little hint we dropped at them - where they were recommended to stop going crazy with all these sequels, remakes and superhero flicks.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2021 - 12:51 AM   
 By:   TheAvenger   (Member)


The only reason the film has made as much as that is Eon’s relentless PR machine which is telling the world that this distinctly average movie is the greatest cinematic experience of all time.


Or, just a thought now, there are some people who actually LIKE the Daniel Craig Bond movies and have been looking forward to it after a year of pandemic related delays. Some people are just happy to see a 007 flick because they're fans of the series in general.

A good handful of "distinctly average" films pull in strong box office. A number of the more profitable Bond films fit that distinction.


You’re not wrong at all and I’m not suggesting the Craig films don’t have their fans, I’m saying that the non-stop publicity that eon do for every film (including pre-Craig) drums up artificial interest rather than genuine word-of-mouth popularity. Skyfall for example was promoted as a must-see movie and made buckets of money, but is it really that great a movie or was a lot of box office driven by people being told it was great by the PR companies?

If you look at non-fan social media, the reaction to NTTD is very polarised, with at least as many people slating it as those who love it.

And for sure the Bond movies aren’t unique in this regard at all. As you say, a lot of movies bizarrely make money even though they are quite mediocre.

NB To be clear it’s probably unfair of me to label NTTD as average because there are bits of it I think are good. But I just don’t think it’s great - it’s overlong, the plot is muddled in parts, the action hardly ground-breaking. But yes, calling it average is doing it a disservice - I’ll amend it to “on,y slightly better than average”.

 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2021 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

With all the publicity, it being the last Craig Bond film it should've had huge numbers on opening weekend.

 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2021 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

With all the publicity, it being the last Craig Bond film it should've had huge numbers on opening weekend.

In a pre-pandemic world that is definitely true. But we are currently in a pandemic and that has hurt movie theater attendance significantly across the board. There are still plenty of people reluctant to go into a movie theater, even for Bond. I myself did go see No Time To Die, which is the first time I had stepped into a movie theater since January 2020. A gap that would normally be unheard of for me. Even still, I completely changed my approach, as I went to a matinee on a Sunday to avoid crowds and avoided concessions. I was also comforted by the theater requiring proof of vaccination before being allowed to enter. What was once a normal activity still gives many people pause these days.

 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2021 - 7:29 AM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

This is a strange and different time. The box office numbers aren't going to be like they were 2019 and earlier. A lot of people are still skittish about being in a space with other people without mask, especially a theater where it's not like it's disinfected between showings. You're lucking to get a good sweeping in some places. I personally know two die hard vaccinated Bond fans who still don't do theater showings. I ordered my tickets for this coming Saturday and there were FOUR other seats occupied. We have a ways to go.

If anything, I agree that they need to scale back the overspending and reaching for blockbusters until people are back in the seats.

Perhaps this film will have legs, but I still think many people are waiting for home video and streaming services.

 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2021 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

Bond films are a strange beast and the box office is hardly predicable. Timothy Dalton's two films were well crafted thrillers, but so far from what the public was used to that neither did as well as some of the worst Roger Moore adventures. Even what I considered Moore's best picture, For Your Eyes Only, didn't do the business of Moonraker.

People decide what they want from a Bond movie when it comes out, apparently.

 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2021 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

With all the publicity, it being the last Craig Bond film it should've had huge numbers on opening weekend.

In a pre-pandemic world that is definitely true. But we are currently in a pandemic and that has hurt movie theater attendance significantly across the board. There are still plenty of people reluctant to go into a movie theater, even for Bond. I myself did go see No Time To Die, which is the first time I had stepped into a movie theater since January 2020. A gap that would normally be unheard of for me. Even still, I completely changed my approach, as I went to a matinee on a Sunday to avoid crowds and avoided concessions. I was also comforted by the theater requiring proof of vaccination before being allowed to enter. What was once a normal activity still gives many people pause these days.


That's certainly true and I'd be the first to admit the pandemic is still hurting box office returns. But NTTD is under performing compared to other films who've also gotten a box office release. This again was Bonds swan song.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2021 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)


If anything, I agree that they need to scale back the overspending and reaching for blockbusters until people are back in the seats.

Perhaps this film will have legs, but I still think many people are waiting for home video and streaming services.


Yup, I'm waiting for the Blu-ray release of NTTD, & trying to avoid spoilers.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2021 - 12:05 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

That's certainly true and I'd be the first to admit the pandemic is still hurting box office returns. But NTTD is under performing compared to other films who've also gotten a box office release. This again was Bonds swan song.

And rightfully so. I know a lot of the board members have hated Craig as Bond. I did not dislike his Bond performances but the fatal flaw of NTTD was its dreadful script, which transformed the Bond film into a schmaltzy soap opera with extended dull interludes and drippy love scenes and the worst ending ever. I will not disclose it. I pity whoever it is that inherits the role in the wake of this mess, if indeed the franchise survives the multitude of disappointments therein.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2021 - 6:33 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I pity whoever it is that inherits the role in the wake of this mess, if indeed the franchise survives the multitude of disappointments therein.

This is what everyone says on a Bond actor's final time in the role. Look no further than Die Another Day, A View To A Kill, Diamonds Are Forever or the (improperly lambasted) License To Kill.

 
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