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Old 08-13-2018, 07:15 AM   #1
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Giant Shark Movie The Meg takes a Bite out of the Box Office


Warner Bros. is going to need a bigger boat and a bigger bank account, Jason Statham's bigger badder shark movie opened with an above-expectation $40 million, landing in the top spot for the last summer weekend.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of August 10th to August 12th, 2018.
  1. The Meg $44.5/$44.5
  2. Mission: Impossible - Fallout $20.0/$161.9
  3. Disney's Christopher Robin $12.4/$50.0
  4. Slender Man $11.3/$11.3
  5. BlacKkKlansman $10.7/$10.7
  6. The Spy Who Dumped Me $6.6/$24.5
  7. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again $5.8/$103.8
  8. The Equalizer 2 $5.5/$89.6
  9. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation $5.1/$146.8
  10. Ant-Man and the Wasp $4.0/$203.5
  11. Incredibles 2 $3.5/$589.8
  12. Dog Days $2.6/$3.6
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Old 08-13-2018, 07:23 AM   #2
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Took my son to go see The Meg. It's was made in partnership with China, and it really shows. My 7 year old liked it, but I wouldn't want to watch it again.
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Old 08-13-2018, 12:33 PM   #3
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Took my son to go see The Meg. It's was made in partnership with China, and it really shows. My 7 year old liked it, but I wouldn't want to watch it again.
I saw it as well, the acting was so bad. It seemed like they were reading every line from a teleprompter. Special effects were decent, but I wish all these wooden characters got eaten.
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Old 08-13-2018, 01:53 PM   #4
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The Meg looks absolutely terrible. I also can't remember a film that had a heavy Chinese production involvement that was any good. Now that they own Legendary and others, there's an intangible stiltedness and 'ugh' factor to their films. I don't know if it's cultural, their lack of experience in markets beyond Hong Kong, or their artistic restrictions and censorship. Perhaps all of the above.
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:05 PM   #5
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The book was pretty good.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:13 PM   #6
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Wow. Going to watch "Idiocracy" instead to confirm my thoughts that "Idiocracy" is indeed a non-fiction movie and not in the future but the present time.
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Old 08-15-2018, 06:26 PM   #7
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The Meg?

The Meg........

What a dumb ass name for a movie. More like The Meh.


Fucking The Meg....ugh...
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:20 PM   #8
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Dumb Egg!!
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:13 PM   #9
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Moviepass takes another step into the shitter.

1) Now not only do they limit to total number of ticket they sell per day so if you are on the West Coast and trying to catch an evening showing past 6 or 7 PM you are FUCKED

2) Secondly they are now curating a TIGHT list of 6 or 7 movies every day, which CHANGE every day. They helpfully post a list of movies for the next 7 days on their website. This week, in my area of Seattle, each day only two of the 6 movies are "mainstream" enough to be showing in any of the moviepass theaters within 30 miles (from Tacoma all the way north to Everett for anyone who knows the area). The other 4 are the same each of the 7 days and are indie garbage.

The two mainstream movies switch every day so there are two days when I can see Meg, two for Alpha, one for the Muppet movie with Melissa McCarthy, one day for Rich Asians, one day for 22 Mile, and so on. Movies like The Incredibles 2, Antman and the Wasp, The Equalizer 2, Mission Impossible, Skyscraper, Darkest Minds, and so on are completely absent in the list.

Strangely enough though they still have them listed prominently on their website, which I believe is shady as hell bordering on false advertising (except if you can find a theater which allows e-ticketing for those movies it is supported by Moviepass).

3) They don't allow access to every showing of those movies every day; users are only allowed to see certain showtimes. Usually it is only open to one or two showtimes a day, and that is assuming you don't hit problem #1 where they've "run out" of the number of tickets they've issued for the day.

I've requested a pro-rated refund for my annual pass. I doubt I'll get it but the service is nothing like the service I signed up for back in November which touted Any Movie, Any Time.

Also, it seems that people who cancelled their account in July or early April were notified they had been "reactivated" when Moviepass switched over to the new system this week. When they tried to cancel again apparently it fails because they are technically already "cancelled"; we'll see if they get charged again on their next billing cycle. This is a clusterfuck of epic proportions.
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Old 08-17-2018, 04:37 AM   #10
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Moviepass takes another step into the shitter.
LOL. Get out yesterday! Last week! Hurry!

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Also, it seems that people who cancelled their account in July or early April were notified they had been "reactivated" when Moviepass switched over to the new system this week. When they tried to cancel again apparently it fails because they are technically already "cancelled"; we'll see if they get charged again on their next billing cycle. This is a clusterfuck of epic proportions.
Four accounts in our household, we all canceled with no problem. The issue is that canceling isn't intuitive. You had to go into the account section of the app and not only fill in a text box with your reason, but also select from among a few premade 'reasons' from a drop down box. Also, if you clicked "I Agree" to their updated ToS in the app, rather than closing that out with the upper-right 'X' as we did, you were reenrolled. Shady stuff, lol.

LOL. I figured out how we did in our household, btw. We saw 140+ movies total for $260. NOT. A. VIABLE. BUSINESS.

This thing was such a good deal. Last fall. For nearly a year. Then it blew apart. Like socialism! It ran out of other people's money and debased its worth by 'printing more money' (selling millions more stock, diluting investors and sending it's stock to penny status).

The banks that handle H&M stock sales and carried a "buy" rating all this time (two of them) should be investigated for fraud or stupidity. One or the other is true of them.
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I had two annual passes I bought for $160 in November. I got my money's worth by seeing one or two movies a month, not abusive at all IMO.

But now it has changed significantly from the service I bought into, especially with this 6 movies a day and only two showings each at that. If I saw more than a few movies a month I'd go with AMC but at this point I'll probably go back to just waiting for Redbox.

The only thing having moviepass did for me was make me go to the theater to see "non-event" movies anyway. I still see event movies in the theater.
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Old 08-17-2018, 03:21 PM   #12
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Moviepass takes another step into the shitter.
I mean dude, just stop bothering with movies. Buy a nice TV and Stereo, wait until the movies get old, by them on DVD or BR for $6. And watch them that way.

With everything being instant on demand now how is the need to go see movies still a thing?
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With everything being instant on demand now how is the need to go see movies still a thing?
Their screens will ways be bigger than my TV and some movies are just made for that big screen experience.

I tend to go to the movies either during Thursday night early showings (that are always filled with people who specifically want to see the movie) or a few weeks after the filthy masses have moved on. Occasionally, I'll head over to the drive-in...but that's usually only on throwback nights for a chance to catch older movies on a big screen.

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