Open Discussion – September 2, 2013

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As usual – talk about whatever you like as long as it’s related to movies, TV or Screen Rant itself – just remember to play nice. icon smile Open Discussion   September 2, 2013

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  1. COOOOOOOOBBBBRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • You mean Cobra as in ‘Cobra commander’? ;)

  2. Oh Mindbender!

    You know Cobra lackeys do not work on Labor Day.

    Anway…Happy Labor Day to all the Scranters!

    • Same to you, Jefferson. Hope you didn’t eat too many of your cows this weekend.

      • @LC

        They were not my cows, pigs or chickens.

        :)

        • I would have difficulty having my
          own animals served for dinner.

    • Happy Labor Day to you too, big guy.
      And how is the Little Angel doing?

    • Happy Labor day to all of you, I hope it’s safe and fun!
      :)

      I’m off to the beach with Pepper to enjoy some of Jeff’s fine cows, (bbq’d of course!)

      See ya Wednesday!!

    • Happy belated LD to everybody!

  3. @Dr Mindbender.

    This is for you.

    • ^^ I’m going to have that in my head all day now.

      And for that, I thank you.

      • Is that movie worth a watch, Doc?
        I never caught up to that one.

        • Is it worth the watch? The original animated Joe movie?

          o_O

          You’re teasing me, right?

          • Actually, I should have clarified.
            I meant the GI Joe motion picture.
            Never knew there was an animated.

            • Oh. No I’m not very fond of those ‘pictures.’

              They wrote me in and out of the first one, and my phone never rang once for the sequel.

              So no, not the biggest fan.

              • Yeah, I’m not fond of them either.

      • @Dr Mindbender

        You are most welcomed.

        I find it one of the better movie theme songs….EVER!

  4. Not exactly sure if this is related to film or television, but I just thought I’d say Mike Birbiglia’s a pretty hilarious and underrated comedian, and his new special’s on Netflix, it’s worth checking out.

    • he is pretty funny. he is on the syndicated radio program “Bob & Tom” all the time. one of his funniest bits is ” what i SHOULD have said…”

      • You listen to Bob & Tom too?

        They never get old

    • I watched My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend yesterday. Birbiglia is basically doing the funniest One Act Play that I’ve ever seen. I recommend watching it.

      Also, his movie Sleepwalk with me is on Netflix. I recommend that too.

  5. Happy Labor Day to all ranters!!

    • You too, Darth.

    • Yes, you too Darth.

    • Party on Darth

  6. How in pooperfect hell did Instructions not Included beat The World’s End and Elysium at the box office.

    • I’m still wondering if it was mathematically possible for 347 theaters to pull in that much.

      • Yeah if you break it down

        7.5 Million divided by 347 IS 21,613 PER THEATER
        Divide that by number of showtimes, which would be an average 6 showings during operation of theater Which gives you 3,602 per showing.Divide that by the average price of a ticket per theater capacity assuming all theaters were full for each showing.

        So, it is quite possible.

        • I’m not sure if it’s “quite” possible.

          At $10 per ticket, that’s means each theater has to be at least 350 seat capacity and I’m not sure all are as limited movies don’t usually get the biggest screen. Additionally, it’s uncommon for a limited release movie to sell out every showing.

          I’m still thinking there is some accounting shenanigan at play, either it was at more theaters or something was misreported.

          • See other post…If it played in Spanish Speaking countries, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, so forth then it is quite possible.

            Are you thinking, just US Release?

          • “it’s uncommon for a limited release movie to sell out every showing.”

            Not according to this list of highest per theater averages from Box office Mojo

            http://boxofficemojo.com/alltime/weekends/theateravg.htm?page=THTRAVOPN&p=.htm

        • Box Office Mojo has an even higher per theater total of $28,818.
          Looks like it was just released domestically so far as well.
          http://boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?yr=2013&wknd=35a&p=.htm

      • Some wealthy people had a mutual friend that was involved with the film so they bought all the tickets.

      • Well, consider that in Spanish Speaking countries, the movie did well.

      • Part of my family (who are Mexican) are going to see it today… which is really weird because they literally never go see movies at the theater. So, I’m guessing they had some sort of amazing marketing campaign among Spanish speaking audiences. I wonder if we’ll see more movies come out of left field like this in the future

    • people were tired of big movies after the summer

    • It’s actually not that surprising when you think about it.

      The movie was targeted toward Hispanics, a crowd that rarely get any attraction from Hollywood, and it stars one of the hottest Mexican actors around.

      The film played also played in areas that had a high percentage of those audiences. A friend who works in a local movie theater told me that that movie was sold out for the entire weekend.

      As to how it could’ve beaten Elysium or The World’s End, again how are you surprised? Elysium is almost a month old so audiences who wanted to see it have already done so (based on its underwhelming BO numbers, its not a lot) and the other is a very niche film that was never meant to break out.

  7. Adore/Two Mothers/Perfect Mothers whatever it’s called was all over the place and everyone’s lines and actions were unnatural. at least Naomi Watts and Robin Wright were amazing as always

    • I literally had no idea that movie was even out.

      It’s not like my theater is going to get it anyway

  8. Labor Day big deal I have to work today. But I was thinking about this if they were to include the charter of Lt. Harvey Bulloch in the next Batman movie who should play the part? Also here’s another rumor to start to play Supergirl (wait for it) MILEY CYRUS.

    • Only one person should play supergirl yvonne strahovski…

      • That’s a good choice.

        How about Candice Accola?

        • Never seen her act but she is beautiful and looks the part

  9. For all you Homeland fans, season 3 episode 1 has been leaked!! There’s no opening credits, theres some shots of CGI missing once or twice, and a few lines are overdubbed, but other than that, it’s perfect quality. YAY!!

  10. Totally forgot it was Monday. Happy Labor Day fellow Scranters! BBQ’d all weekend long and continuing today as well. Today, I return to the gas grill. I know… Lazy. But I’m done with the charcoal and smoke for a few weeks.

    • Quick question, I like asking people this aha, which one do you prefer, gas or coal?

      • I prefer firewood when I BBQ.

      • Coal for me or firewood

      • Neither.

        Thermonuclear Grill!

        • *Tim Allen grunt*

      • According to my restauranteur uncle
        Hickory wood is the preferred choice.

        • He’s right.

          • I always thought so too.

      • Nice, I find gas kinda takes away from the reason your Barbecuing lol. My preference has to be Maple, i’ve only used it a couple of times but all those times the meat came out near perfect. Most of the times I use coal though.

        • Why did I capitalize ‘barbecuing’ and ‘maple’? lol

          • Well, Maple is a proper noun too so capitalizing is correct.
            Capitalizing barbecuing can be forgiven because being
            so important it deserves to be even if not correct _:)

    • Rainout here but I shall be picking up
      BBQ later just to make the day official.

    • And Happy Labor Day to you too, LC!

  11. I’ve decided to do my own take on “The Twilight Zone”

    As soon as this bug works it’s way out of my system

    But it should be fun. Might do a series of short segments

  12. I’m wondering why there isn’t a review of “The Grandmaster”?
    It was a beautiful film and some great use of camera angles. Zang Ziyi again proved why she was in every film produced in HK during the 00′s.

    It was more of an art film that happened to have some pretty tight fights. It’s 180 degrees different than Donnie’s versions, but both work very well in my opinion.

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