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 Posted:   Apr 3, 2024 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3

JEANNE DU BARRY---trailer released for the movie starring Johnny Depp.

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



THE MINISTRY OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE---film clip released from the World War II movie starring Henry Cavill.

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v93wmd6nfw8



BOY KILLS WORLD---red band trailer released for the movie starring Bill Skarsgard.

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s7vy-TriJc



BAMBI: THE RECKONING---teaser trailer released for the Bambi horror movie.

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4UHKdMw0Hk



INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY---FORBES reported that DIAL OF DESTINY lost $134.2 million. The worldwide gross was $384 million, but its budget (excluding promotion costs) was $387.2 million. The worldwide grosses, adjusted for inflation, for the individual movies are:

1. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK--$1.27 billion
2. INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM--$994 million
3. INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE--$1.18 billion
4. INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL--$1.1 billion
5. INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY--$384 million





THE ACOLYTE---photo released from the Disney+ STAR WARS spinoff tv series of Dafne Keen playing Jecki Lon.





ALIENL: ROMULUS---photo from the Fede Alvarez movie shows the Romulus Lab with the Roman mythology twins of Romulus and Remus above the Weyland-Yutani corporate logo.





JOKER: FOLIE A DEUX---poster released for the sequel which received an R-rating due to “some strong violence, language throughout, some sexuality, and brief full nudity.”





NAPOLEON---Apple TV+ said it has "no plans" to release the four-hour cut of Ridley Scott's Napoleon Bonaparte biomovie.

I AM NUMBER FOUR---a remake of the 2011 movie based on the novel is in the early stages of development according the novel's co-author, James Frey, “Neal Moritz is producing a version of it that was written by the original writers, [Alfred Gough] and [Miles Millar], who just made WEDNESDAY. So, we are in process on it and I can’t say whether it will actually ever get made or not, but I have great people I’m working with who are trying to make it happen, for sure.”

TRIVIA---Peter Hyams' 2010: THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT was the sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Both movies were based on Arthur C. Clarke novels. In the sequel, Clarke (left) has a cameo as the man sitting on the bench feeding pigeons with Roy Scheider (Dr. Heywood Floyd) on another bench in front of the White House.

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2024 - 11:53 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

I have a real soft spot for "2010".
I think the secret to my enjoying it is that I never compared it to its predecessor.

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2024 - 12:10 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Not only I am no longer excited or interested when I see Star Wars, Star Trek, Jurassic Park, and Indiana Jones, now reading "JOKER" in the thread title, I realize I am about at the same place with the Batman-universe. Hollywood has managed to shit on it all for me.

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2024 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Not only I am no longer excited or interested when I see Star Wars, Star Trek, Jurassic Park, and Indiana Jones, now reading "JOKER" in the thread title, I realize I am about at the same place with the Batman-universe. Hollywood has managed to shit on it all for me.

Agreed. Ive gotten around that by going for older and foreign films. So many delightful discoveries to make and treasures to rediscover.

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2024 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I have a real soft spot for "2010".
I think the secret to my enjoying it is that I never compared it to its predecessor.


It was as a solid movie with a great cast and the effects still hold up.
I love “real space” movies and there’s so few of them.

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2024 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

I have a real soft spot for "2010".
I think the secret to my enjoying it is that I never compared it to its predecessor.


It was as a solid movie with a great cast and the effects still hold up.
I love “real space” movies and there’s so few of them.



The effects are pretty great.
And it has enough exposition in it to not have to be dependent upon seeing the first film.
I think the whole film stands up really well on its own.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2024 - 8:29 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

I have a real soft spot for "2010".
I think the secret to my enjoying it is that I never compared it to its predecessor.


It was as a solid movie with a great cast and the effects still hold up.
I love “real space” movies and there’s so few of them.



The effects are pretty great.
And it has enough exposition in it to not have to be dependent upon seeing the first film.
I think the whole film stands up really well on its own.


And...and...David Shire!
Synclaiver'in til that last cue,gettin' all symphonic on the gorgeous MGM stage!

Lest we forget our hunting grounds folks!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2024 - 12:56 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Crazy budget for Indiana Jones & The Dial Of Destiny, I'm glad they lost money. Hollywood seems to be pricing itself out of the market (reminder, the Japanese Godzilla Minus One only cost $15 million), why do those films cost so much? For one thing they're paying the (already very rich) stars an obscene amount of money, & then there's too many people drinking at the trough, Destiny has 11 producer credits! Maybe Hollywood can't change its ways, but these studios are business's, surly they can't keep on losing money - but I can't say that I really care, just an obvious observation.

I see the online knives are already out for The Acolyte, but with Disney's track record, they're probably right.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2024 - 3:50 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Hopefully, since Lady Gaga is in the sequel, Joker gets a girl "for real" in this one...

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2024 - 5:14 AM   
 By:   TheAvenger   (Member)

TRIVIA---Peter Hyams' 2010: THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT was the sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Both movies were based on Arthur C. Clarke novels.

In fact 2001 was based on a short story by Clarke called The Sentinel not a novel. Clarke later novelised the screenplay written by him and Kubrick.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2024 - 5:34 AM   
 By:   TheAvenger   (Member)

Really not at all surprised that Dial of Destiny failed to find an audience. I could have predicted that just by reading the screenplay alone. Audiences gravitated to the original Indy movies because of the character but in DofD Indy just became Fred Sanford, a grumpy old man who had given up on everything.

In the hands of a competent writer, Indy’s grump would have been replaced by a new found joy as soon as he got back into the world of adventure (hell, the scene virtually writes itself) but, no, instead we stick with grumpy Indy for the entire movie, to the extent he isn’t really changed by the end of the film (and FFS he didn’t even make the decision to go back to the future, instead having it forced on him by Helena and some clumsy editing).

Perhaps the writers thought that audiences wouldn’t notice grumpy Indy because he was relegated to a supporting role for the last third of the movie, replaced by Helena (a character who the director clearly thought was more interesting and fun that she actually was) and Short Short Round Lite, a character so under-written I can’t even remember the kid’s name.

Dial of Destiny was a dreadful movie. No shock it flopped. The only surprise is that the filmmakers couldn’t see it coming.

 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2024 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   agentMaestraX   (Member)

Come to think of it Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull had the better ending which wrapped up/concluded nicely!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2024 - 6:59 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I don't think I've ever seen 2001:The Year We Make Contact, I really should see it sometime as I've read some good things about it (I saw the original 2001 about four time in the 60s on the big Cinerama screen in London, but I couldn't sit through it now).

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2024 - 8:13 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

i know that nothing is more delicious here than bashing Indy 5, but that $130 million loss, while it looks bad compared to the profits from the others, is really a pittance, that is not much money at all in the big studio business

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2024 - 9:49 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

i know that nothing is more delicious here than bashing Indy 5, but that $130 million loss, while it looks bad compared to the profits from the others, is really a pittance, that is not much money at all in the big studio business

Yup, a drop in the ocean compared to Disney's $47 billion debt!

 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2024 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

i know that nothing is more delicious here than bashing Indy 5, but that $130 million loss, while it looks bad compared to the profits from the others, is really a pittance, that is not much money at all in the big studio business

Yup, a drop in the ocean compared to Disney's $47 billion debt!


Facts.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2024 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

i know that nothing is more delicious here than bashing Indy 5, but that $130 million loss, while it looks bad compared to the profits from the others, is really a pittance, that is not much money at all in the big studio business

Yup, a drop in the ocean compared to Disney's $47 billion debt!


you do know that pretty much every corporation on the planet operates on massive debt right, including massively profitable ones. Amazon, one the most successful businesses on the planet is $130 billion in debt, so .. yeah. Again, Indy with the $130 mil, total chump change. Bezos loses that change in the laundry

 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2024 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

i know that nothing is more delicious here than bashing Indy 5, but that $130 million loss, while it looks bad compared to the profits from the others, is really a pittance, that is not much money at all in the big studio business

Yup, a drop in the ocean compared to Disney's $47 billion debt!


you do know that pretty much every corporation on the planet operates on massive debt right....


Coming to an end very soon.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2024 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   TheAvenger   (Member)

i know that nothing is more delicious here than bashing Indy 5, but that $130 million loss, while it looks bad compared to the profits from the others, is really a pittance, that is not much money at all in the big studio business

Yup, a drop in the ocean compared to Disney's $47 billion debt!


you do know that pretty much every corporation on the planet operates on massive debt right, including massively profitable ones. Amazon, one the most successful businesses on the planet is $130 billion in debt, so .. yeah. Again, Indy with the $130 mil, total chump change. Bezos loses that change in the laundry


There is a reason for that and it is all to do with tax. The numbers are manipulated specifically to show the corporation is loss making. If you looked at say, Disney’s true overall financial position you would see a very healthy balance sheet. Losses, in the context of big business, are generally artificial.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2024 - 12:33 PM   
 By:   TheAvenger   (Member)

Come to think of it Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystall Skull had the better ending which wrapped up/concluded nicely!

I agree. As someone who hated Crystal Skull, including the lacklustre ending, I have to say that it is an absolute masterpiece compared with Dire of Destiny.

At least Crystal Skull tried[/] to be an Indy movie and tried to keep it lightweight and humerous.

Seriously, who the hell looked at the final draft of the screenplay for Mangold’s movie and thought “depressed hero from start to finish….. pending divorce….. dead kid….. it’s got everything that audiences want from an Indy Jones flick, it will do bofo BO”?

 
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