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 Posted:   Nov 20, 2023 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20

THE WALKING DEAD: THE ONES WHO LIVE---trailer released for the spinoff.

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIxa5hTszxM



THE MARVELS---the Marvel superhero sequel had the worst Marvel Studios premiere ever with only $46 million domestically and then dropped 78% from its first week box office which makes it the second worst drop in Marvel Studios history and the worst superhero movie drop in modern history. By comparison, ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA had a 69% drop in its second week. THE MARVELS will be the first Marvel movie that will not reach a $100 million domestic box office.
Stephen King blamed the huge loss on, "Some of the rejection of THE MARVELS may be adolescent fanboy hate. You know, "Yuck! GIRLS!"'
Co-star Iman Vellani commented on the sequel's dubious distinction as a box office bomb, "I don't want to focus on something that's not even in my control, because what's the point? That's for Bob Iger. [The box office] has nothing to do with me. I'm happy with the finished product, and the people that I care about enjoyed the film. It's genuinely a good time watching this movie, and that's all we can ask for with these films. It has superheroes, it take place in space, it's not that deep and it's about teamwork and sisterhood. It's a fun movie, and I'm just so happy that I can share it with people."
Also, an inside source said THE MARVELS deleted a line which hinted at a lesbian relationship between Captain Marvel and Valkyrie, “We work better as friends”.





NAPOLEON---French movie critics challenged the accuracy of Ridley Scott's Napoleon Bonaparte biomove by saying it is, “Barbie and Ken under the Empire”, “deeply clumsy, unnatural and unintentionally clumsy” and “anti-French and pro-British”. Scott replied, “The French don’t even like themselves. The audience that I showed it to in Paris, they loved it.”
He added, “Were you there? Oh you weren’t there. Then how do you know?”
Scott also said he has turned down offers to direct superhero movies, “Yeah, been offered, but just said, no, thank you. Not for me. I’ve done two or three superhero films. I think Sigourney Weaver’s a superhero in ALIEN. I think Russell Crowe‘s a superhero in GLADIATOR. And Harrison Ford is the super anti-hero in BLADE RUNNER. The difference is, the f*cking stories are better.”





NOSFERATU---photo released from the Robert Eggers remake of the 1922 vampire movie which shows Lily-Rose Depp being menaced by Nosferatu (Bill Skarsgard). Eggers said, “I’ll say that Bill has so transformed, I’m fearful that he might not get the credit that he deserves because he’s just… he’s not there. He felt like honoring who had come before him. It’s all very subtle. But I think the main thing is that he’s even more [of] a folk vampire. In my opinion, he looks like a dead Transylvanian nobleman, and in a way that we’ve never actually seen what an actual dead Transylvanian nobleman would look like and be dressed like.”





FANTASTIC FOUR---movie critic John Campea said Mads Mikkelsen is a candidate to play Doctor Doom, “What [Campea’s source] confirmed to me is [Marvel] has talked to Mads Mikkelsen [about] Doom. Now, to be clear, I’m sure they talked to a dozen people. They did not tell me that Mads Mikkelsen has been cast as Doom. Not at all. But they were able to confirm to me that Mads Mikkelsen is one of the people they talked to for Doom.”





SUPERMAN: LEGACY---DC Studios co-head James Gunn posted a photo of his office wall covered with artwork from the SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS comic book, which Gunn described as, “one of my favorite Superman stories [and] a huge influence on LEGACY [and] a strangely perfect bookend with ALL -STAR SUPERMAN”.
Also, Gunn replied if casting has started on the THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD Batman movie, "No. We don’t even have a script yet."





REBEL MOON---Zack Snyder said R-rated directors cut versions of his two-part sci fi movie will be released on Netflix in addition to the PG-rated theatrical versions, “This was the first time I had ever been able to make a movie and plan for that. The cut was not me fighting with them like, ‘Okay, you won’t do what I want. Can I at least release it on DVD?’ It was us going together.
I’m super proud of the PG-13 version, the broader audience version, because I would say it really satisfies an awesome, timeless, mythological scope. What we’ve done with the other version is fun and subversive, because an R-rated sci fi movie at this scale shouldn’t exist.”
The directors cut versions will be about 45-60 minutes longer than their theatrical versions.

BOSCH---Amazon Prime ordered a 10-episode spinoff series featuring Detective Renee Ballard, head of the LAPD cold case division.

TRIVIA---more James Bond movie trivia.
In FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, Pedro Armendariz played Ali Kerim Bey, head of MI6's Station T in Istanbul, Turkey. Armendariz was suffering from neck cancer and co-starred in the movie to ensure financial security for his family even though he was experiencing intense pain during filming. After completing his scenes, he shot himself with a pistol he had smuggled into his hospital room.
In 1956, Armendariz appeared in the Howard Hughes movie THE CONQUEROR which was filmed in Utah near the Nevada Test Site where nuclear tests were conducted. Within 25 years,of the 220 crew members at the film site, 91 (41%) developed cancer and 46 died.
Armendariz's son, Pedro Armendariz, Jr., played Bond Villain Republic of Isthmus President Hector Lopez in LICENSE TO KILL.

In FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, Pedro Armendariz played Ali Kerim Bey, head of MI6's Station T in Istanbul, Turkey. Armendariz was suffering from neck cancer and co-starred in the movie to ensure financial security for his family even though he was experiencing intense pain during filming.




Armendariz may have developed cancer while filming THE CONQUEROR with John Wayne near the Nevada Test Site where nuclear tests were conducted.




Armendariz's son, Pedro Armendariz, Jr., played Bond Villain Republic of Isthmus President Hector Lopez in LICENSE TO KILL.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2023 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I read an article that suggested that THE MARVELS really suffered from the actors' strike, with the cast members being prohibited from publicizing the film until the day before it opened. The article put forward some stats that indicated that these cast promos, particularly unscripted things on social media, do a lot more for a film's bottom line than is generally conceded.

Another factor going against the film is that two of the three characters are known primarily from the Marvel TV universe, and not comic books, thus making them relatively unfamiliar to older filmgoers. However, it's also said that Gen Z doesn't have the same interest in Marvel as do older generations. So, it's hard to figure out how those two ideas figure in this specific film's performance.

Finally, the first week audience demographics showed that women were under-represented in the audience. One estimate said that on the opening Thursday night, THE MARVELS had a more male audience (63%) than TOP GUN: MAVERICK (57%). That was bolstered by an estimate said that 45% of the first week's audience was males over 25. Actually, maybe that makes sense, with males wanting to see female stars and females wanting to see male stars. As William Goldman once said about Hollywood, "Nobody knows anything."

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2023 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   TheAvenger   (Member)

I think Mads Mikkelsen is a terrific actor but he is no Dr Doom.

Leaving aside the fact that he is nearly 60 and therefore too old, the actor who plays Doom has to have an imposing voice which Mikkelsen lacks. In fact I’d go so far as to say the voice is the single biggest element of Von Doom - frankly once he is in the armour and hood he can be played by a Dave Prowse type but the voice needs to be imposing & chilling, imbued with a sense of charm and tragedy, with a hint of insecurity.

And i’ve literally no idea who I’d cast.



 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2023 - 12:20 AM   
 By:   Rick15   (Member)

I think Mads Mikkelsen is a terrific actor but he is no Dr Doom.

Leaving aside the fact that he is nearly 60 and therefore too old, the actor who plays Doom has to have an imposing voice which Mikkelsen lacks. In fact I’d go so far as to say the voice is the single biggest element of Von Doom - frankly once he is in the armour and hood he can be played by a Dave Prowse type but the voice needs to be imposing & chilling, imbued with a sense of charm and tragedy, with a hint of insecurity.

And i’ve literally no idea who I’d cast.


Julian McMahon?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2023 - 1:31 AM   
 By:   Indy1981   (Member)

THE MARVELS---Stephen King blamed the huge loss on, "Some of the rejection of THE MARVELS may be adolescent fanboy hate. You know, "Yuck! GIRLS!"'

So out-of-touch millionaire King blames "fanboys" for The Marvels' box office failure but not women? What a sexist he is!

 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2023 - 5:58 AM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

I think Mads Mikkelsen is a terrific actor but he is no Dr Doom.

Leaving aside the fact that he is nearly 60 and therefore too old, the actor who plays Doom has to have an imposing voice which Mikkelsen lacks. In fact I’d go so far as to say the voice is the single biggest element of Von Doom - frankly once he is in the armour and hood he can be played by a Dave Prowse type but the voice needs to be imposing & chilling, imbued with a sense of charm and tragedy, with a hint of insecurity.

And i’ve literally no idea who I’d cast.


Also attitude. The issue I had with the Tim Story version of Doom was that he was a snarky Americanized businessman who looked more at home nightclubbing. The voice and the armor didn't match. I'd even argue that there needs to be some kind of modulation, of the Darth Vader ilk (who was inspired by Doom anyway).

Casting is extremely important and I really hope they don't cock it up.

 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2023 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

THE MARVELS---Stephen King blamed the huge loss on, "Some of the rejection of THE MARVELS may be adolescent fanboy hate. You know, "Yuck! GIRLS!"'

So out-of-touch millionaire King blames "fanboys" for The Marvels' box office failure but not women? What a sexist he is!


So much for the HER OES.
Hmmm, kinda remember Wonder Woman being a smashing hit.

 
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