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Old 01-15-2018, 10:25 AM   #1
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Jumanji Roars to the Top of the Weekend Boxoffice Chart


Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Taraji P. Henson and Paddington Bear and all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle still roared the loudest with an estimated $27 million in ticket sales, Friday to Sunday.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of January 12th to January 14th, 2018.
  1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $28.1/$284.2
  2. The Post $19.3/$23.7
  3. The Commuter $13.7/$13.7
  4. The Greatest Showman $12.5/$95.2
  5. Insidious: The Last Key $12.4/$48.6
  6. Star Wars: The Last Jedi $12.0/$592.3
  7. Paddington 2 $10.9/$10.9
  8. Proud Mary $9.9/$9.9
  9. Pitch Perfect 3 $5.9/$94.9
  10. Darkest Hour $4.4/$35.6
  11. Molly's Game $3.8/$20.7
  12. Ferdinand $3.5/$75.5
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Old 01-15-2018, 10:35 AM   #2
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Finally got around to watching Star Wars on Wednesday on a day off. Man was I disappointed in this film. It is like watching Raiders of the Lost Ark but without any of the charm. That is, most of the plot would have had the same outcome if you had removed the main protagonists from the film. A lot of people tell me that watching it a second time make is better, and my immediate response is that, yeah, it makes it easier to see it a second time when you know all the horrible plot points and script direction, but it does not turn it into a good movie.

Empire Strikes Back this was not.
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:51 AM   #3
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Really enjoyed The Commuter. Check it out if you're into a little action-thriller. Fun film.
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:52 AM   #4
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Empire Strikes Back this was not.
not even in the same continent really...

When I saw TLJ , I came out disapointed , but every time i think about the movie, the disapointmet starts to morph into anger. God damn, so many stupid plot holes, bad script, bad acting and worst of all, they destroyed everything about Luke. That is a sin I will not forgive.

The most stupid parts where with Rose and Finn. You could have erased all their screen minutes and you wouldn't have noticed anything was missing.

Well, the Holdo parts were rubish too. And all of 5 minutes of Snoke. And the ending. And the Mary Sue, and...

God damn I am feeling my blood presure rising again
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Come on guys, the scene in TLJ where Luke brushes off his shoulder is the greatest scene in all of Star Wars! Not even kidding!
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Old 01-15-2018, 01:47 PM   #6
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That was pretty fucking epic, but I still prefer Han's sick "I know" after being told by Leia that she loves him and his ass being put into kryptonite. That is up there with Indian Jones shooting the dude with the sword. So bad ass.
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:01 PM   #7
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Jumanji was really good. Fun film completely devoid of political undercurrents.
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Come on guys, the scene in TLJ where Luke brushes off his shoulder is the greatest scene in all of Star Wars! Not even kidding!
I have to agree that was amazing
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:10 PM   #9
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It was stupid. It was made even dumber because he wasn't even there. Pop culture references for millennials.
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Seeing the quote "the stars 'aren't very beautiful'" made me laugh because Rose and her sister should have totally swapped places. At least in her bombing outfit Rose's sister was the more attractive of the two.
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It was stupid. It was made even dumber because he wasn't even there.
Yeah yeah, not a fan of astral projection I see.
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I was fine with TLJ, but there were so many ways a tiny shift would have really improved things:

* No Mary Poppins space floating for Leia. If you want to show her finally using the Force, have her set up a temporary shield to save the rebels when the side of the ship blows up. Like she's doing it instinctually (she's not trained), she saves Ackbar & co and it takes so much out of her she goes into a coma.

* At the space casino, the guy who helps them find the codebreaker is Lando. Great cameo, it's where he'd be, he flirts with Rose and helps them out. The whole scene is a cool five minutes.

* Leia sacrifices herself, not Laura Dern's character. I know it would take some re-editing since the scenes were already shot. Figure it out. We know Leia is gone, she dies heroically and the fact that we know Carrie died would make the scene even more impactful.

* Luke doesn't die, because they need him for Ep 9. He'd be the last major human character left. Now there's nobody.

Again, I didn't hate it. I'm fine with Rey, Finn and Kylo. I like BB-8 and Poe. It's not terrible. But they make dumb choices, and I hope it gets redeemed in Ep. 9
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Jumanji was really good. Fun film completely devoid of political undercurrents.
I really didn't notice the "political undercurrents" of TLJ until I read people crying about them. Was it that obvious for everyone? Didn't affect my enjoyment of it at all.

I guess Rose's one percent speech at the casino was a little much, but I don't see the rest of it. But everyone else did, so I guess it's me.
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I was fine with TLJ, but there were so many ways a tiny shift would have really improved things:

* No Mary Poppins space floating for Leia. If you want to show her finally using the Force, have her set up a temporary shield to save the rebels when the side of the ship blows up. Like she's doing it instinctually (she's not trained), she saves Ackbar & co and it takes so much out of her she goes into a coma.

* At the space casino, the guy who helps them find the codebreaker is Lando. Great cameo, it's where he'd be, he flirts with Rose and helps them out. The whole scene is a cool five minutes.

* Leia sacrifices herself, not Laura Dern's character. I know it would take some re-editing since the scenes were already shot. Figure it out. We know Leia is gone, she dies heroically and the fact that we know Carrie died would make the scene even more impactful.

* Luke doesn't die, because they need him for Ep 9. He'd be the last major human character left. Now there's nobody.

Again, I didn't hate it. I'm fine with Rey, Finn and Kylo. I like BB-8 and Poe. It's not terrible. But they make dumb choices, and I hope it gets redeemed in Ep. 9
I really disliked the film but I do think that these are pretty good points towards making it better. I would also argue that you need to make BB8 less of a deus ex machina, either get rid of Rose or get a new actress and re-write most of her lines, re-write Laura Dern's character or just get rid of her. She looked ridiculous and acted senseless. It wouldn't make the movie flawless but it would make it more on par with Force Awakens as being an enjoyable if flawed movie. But you are left with what I think is one big problem. The new characters just aren't really all that great. I think young women are drawn to Rey only because they appear to be hungry for a compelling female lead of this sort but she's not a great character. Poe and Finn are passable but nothing great. Kylo was, in my opinion, pretty cool until they took his mask off (it took away the mystery that made him a bit scary.) But I don't think anyone is really attached to any of them in the way we all got attached to most of the characters in the original trilogy. Is it bad writing? Bad actors? Is it something else? Are we just to overwhelmed with entertainment these days so we get less attached to characters and stories like we used to? I don't know. All I know is how I feel about the movie and it's just not good.
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I really didn't notice the "political undercurrents" of TLJ until I read people crying about them. Was it that obvious for everyone? Didn't affect my enjoyment of it at all.

I guess Rose's one percent speech at the casino was a little much, but I don't see the rest of it. But everyone else did, so I guess it's me.
People who want to see politics see it everywhere. People chose too see the Prequels as propaganda against the Bush presidency,

I think it’s doubly if people are paranoid that the movie is asking them to feel bad about beleifsbthatbthye personally hold.

That being said, Canto Bight was meant to be the polar opposite of Mos Eisley. Instead of it being where the criminal dregs hanf]gmout, it’s where the high class criminals hang out.
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I was fine with TLJ, but there were so many ways a tiny shift would have really improved things:

* No Mary Poppins space floating for Leia. If you want to show her finally using the Force, have her set up a temporary shield to save the rebels when the side of the ship blows up. Like she's doing it instinctually (she's not trained), she saves Ackbar & co and it takes so much out of her she goes into a coma.

* At the space casino, the guy who helps them find the codebreaker is Lando. Great cameo, it's where he'd be, he flirts with Rose and helps them out. The whole scene is a cool five minutes.

* Leia sacrifices herself, not Laura Dern's character. I know it would take some re-editing since the scenes were already shot. Figure it out. We know Leia is gone, she dies heroically and the fact that we know Carrie died would make the scene even more impactful.

* Luke doesn't die, because they need him for Ep 9. He'd be the last major human character left. Now there's nobody.

Again, I didn't hate it. I'm fine with Rey, Finn and Kylo. I like BB-8 and Poe. It's not terrible. But they make dumb choices, and I hope it gets redeemed in Ep. 9
I think the Leia in space scene failed because they were trying so hard to make it “realistic”. When you inject realism into the conversation, you start having to answer people’s realitic questions, which was a dumb, dumb, directorial decision. You can’t introdice ideas like her crusting over with ice and then ignore everyone’s other questions about how this works realistically.

I would have liked to see the the explosion happen in the scene where Leia is facing the camera, and then have the entire hull be held together by the force in a partially exploded, frozen state. Everyone could run out while Leia holds it all together. That would hav been amazing special effects.
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I disliked TLJ because it was a terrible film. I didn't notice any overt ideological nonsense that offended me. The STORY and ACTING offended me. The dialogue was moronic (the 'phone call' at the beginning was not funny. It was implausibly stupid). Mary Poppins in space was utterly ridiculous. Luke as an angry hermit was a horrible interpretation of his character. The victorious (Ep. 6) rebels as a rag-tag group of a few dozen ships was pathetic. The red and black throne room was bizarre.

The movie sucked. It killed my desire to see another SW in a theater. That may change with time, but right now I'm utterly uninterested in seeing this one or another one again.

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I have to agree that was amazing
Really? I thought it was dumb. Luke was never snarky and obnoxious, and it felt completely inappropriate for a guy who is facing his greatest failure. His nephew, no less.

Luke comes off as a snotty, bratty old man.
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People who want to see politics see it everywhere. People chose too see the Prequels as propaganda against the Bush presidency,
I don't remember this being an especially big deal at the time but you can't fault people too much when Nute Gunray was said to have been inspired by Newt Gingrich and Ronald Regan. And I do remember liberal fans making a connection between Bush and Palpatine in terms of their desires to start a war. But again, I don't remember it being a big enough deal to turn fans off of the series.
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God damn I am feeling my blood presure rising again
My motto is, why watch movies when you can play video games, watch cars race on youtube or troll online? I cant be bothered to sort through the 97% of crap to get to a decent movie. As the pic above says, they treat you like you are stupid. Maybe these new fans are but i like a little nuance. Actually, a lot if it

Even the couple that came out last year that i was supposed to have loved (Hacksaw Ridge) were like....eh.. won't watch again. It seems like a bygone era. I just rewatch the old ones.


Does anyone know why writing is so bad now? I read a thing on a Cambodian basket weaving forum a while back that said all the good writers that we know and grew up all left after the strike and aren't coming back, this allowed for the gays and SJW's to come in and shit the place up. Any truth to that? I don't keep up anymore.
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