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On 7/23/2019 at 1:02 AM, Alexcremers said:

Life has new meaning to Disco Stu:

 

 

I will avoid like the plague.

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17 minutes ago, Jay said:

Trailer for Zombieland 2

 

 

 

I still haven't seen Zombieland 1, should I?

 

Sure. Its a perfectly okay zombie movie with some clever moments and sound advice if you ever encounter a zombie apocalypse or for that matter encounter a masked serial killer(the advice is transferable).

or a deer with zombie disease.

9 minutes ago, Alexcremers said:

But it's the new Forrest Gump!

Is it a Zemeckis film?

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On 7/23/2019 at 7:02 AM, Alexcremers said:

 

 

 

15 hours ago, JoeinAR said:

I will avoid like the plague.

 

Okay, how in tune with this place are you people - can anyone spot the big irony in this post?

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16 hours ago, Quintus said:

 

 

Okay, how in tune with this place are you people - can anyone spot the big irony in this post?

What lee doesn't know is Mr. Rogers was after my childhood and if I watched it felt like punishment 

My baby sister was his audience 

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On 7/26/2019 at 11:16 AM, Richard said:

Perhaps, Lee, Americans might be able to see the irony, but there is no UK equivalent of Mr. Rogers, so...I'm at a bit of a loss, I'm afraid.

That said, Joe's post contains hyperbole: one couldn't avoid the plague, even if one tried.

What's your angle?

 

Joey is this site's big box office analyst and staunch proponent of domestic grosses over all else; worldwide total grosses and international movie appeal historically mean very little in his determinations. And yet, here we are with this new Tom Hanks biopic about a legendary American TV personality (I honestly can't think of his name right now) who is deeply beloved and famous on home soil, but the rest of the world barely know the man save for vague glimpses of him in other media over the years. This movie has essentially zero appeal overseas, being about as quintessentially US-centric as a broad entertainment could possibly be. And yet Joey, of all people, will "avoid it like the plague".

 

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3 hours ago, Quintus said:

 

Joey is this site's big box office analyst and staunch proponent of domestic grosses over all else; worldwide total grosses and international movie appeal historically mean very little in his determinations. And yet, here we are with this new Tom Hanks biopic about a legendary American TV personality (I honestly can't think of his name right now) who is deeply beloved and famous on home soil, but the rest of the world barely know the man save for vague glimpses of him in other media over the years. This movie has essentially zero appeal overseas, being about as quintessentially US-centric as a broad entertainment could possibly be. And yet Joey, of all people, will "avoid it like the plague".

 

My determinations were simply numbers posted weekly. The boxoffice situation has change dramatically making domestic and worldwide gross essentially on the same scale. Instead of apples to oranges its now apples to apples. 

 

 Mr Rogers is beloved by some in America but not all of us loved the show. I was not the target audience and it was unwatchable to me. If I had to watch it it was like punishment similar to being at my nanna's and having to watch Lawrence Welk. I haven't even compared a Mr. Roger's  biopic to any thoughts of boxoffice success. 

 

Here is an interesting and significant reason I like domestic box-office over International I understand domestic appeal and what Americans like. I do not know much about the rest of the worlds likes and dislikes. I have learned that in America Tin-Tin is an afterthought. I also know the Chinese make big budgeted films that make Michael Bay seem like a cinematic genius. One final note on domestic vs worldwide. Avengers Endgame is the worlds biggest grossing film of all time not accounting for inflation. Yet it is a distant second domestically to Star Wars The Force Awakens with absolutely zero chance of overtaking TFA

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Not to mention the greater importance of domestic revenue for studios as they get to keep a greater percentage. That varies internationally, and they don't necessarily receive the most generous slice in certain countries.

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I read and loved them all, however that Congo one was earlier Tintin, and as such it wasn't as polished as later adventures. Some of the early instalments are pretty rough actually. 

 

I don't personally find that cover above particularly racist though.

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The cover itself is fine, the comic itself is...shall we say a product of it's time. 

 

Pity the film underperformed in the US. I wouldnt have minded them having done another one. 

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5 minutes ago, Nick Parker said:

 

 

You don't _play_ something as transcendental as a David Cage _experience_ (the childish term "game" cannot suffice here), moron. You should go back to your generic, non-immersive Zeldas and Maddens.

 

Hehehe

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