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#1 Posted on 29.7.02 1020.27
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...ridiculously shitty movies out there this summer? I mean, I know there's always a lot, but think about it. So far this summer, we've seen:

-Two "zany" basketball comedies, one featuring a prepubescant rapper and the other a drag movie
-A nature show host who hasn't been popular for three years in another "zany" adventure
-Dana Carvey wondering if he's turtley enough for the turtle club
-Sequels to some particulary undeserving movies. (Men In Black II, Spy Kids 2, Halloween part 86, Blade II, Stuart-fucking-Little 2...)
-The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood - 'nuff said.
-A truly disturbing version of Scooby Doo
-A Britney Spears star vehicle (This may not have been this summer, but I'm including it anyway.)
-Jason in space
-David Arquette battling giant spiders

And, of course:
-A mediocre wrestler in a psuedo-epic Mummy prequel

At least no one's going to decide to get cute and give all the "worst movie of the year" awards to "Star Wars" this year... No, wait, they probably will.
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#2 Posted on 29.7.02 1119.26
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Men in Black made $300 million in 97.
Spy Kids made $115 million last year.
Stuart Little made $140 million in 99(and probably that alone on video sales.)
Blade made $75 million and was considered a cult interest until the movie came out.

Movies that do well will usually get a sequal if the actors are willing to make it. It's just the way things work in Hollywood.

And "Devine Secrets" was probably made to appeal to women, not you. My mother and my girlfriend both loved it. I haven't(and probably won't) see it. But calling it shitty because you don't like it doesn't mean it's shitty.




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#3 Posted on 29.7.02 1307.29
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    Originally posted by David Adams

    calling it shitty because you don't like it doesn't mean it's shitty.







Yes it does.
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#4 Posted on 29.7.02 1332.38
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LOL... Never be surprised if something makes a lot of money that hollywood studios wouldn't try to milk every single penny from it with a sequal or two. Blade 2 was actually really kind of cool not great but cool.

Worse movie I've seen was this awful UK movie I saw at a British Film Festival called Revelation. It was so awful and the director was there prepping the movie saying it's a "thinking mans thriller not like these American thrillers that are made". It was just awful people in the theatre were whispering "I can't believe how bad this is"...lol

Speaking of bad Richard Gere just proved again what an awful actor he is when he blew chunks on Unfaithful. Diane Lane was actually pretty good and the movie was decent but in the second half of the flick when they focused on Gere the movie went downhill fast.
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#5 Posted on 29.7.02 1638.39
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You know, I saw so many commercials for the Crocodile Hunter movie, but how many theaters was the damn thing in? I don't remember seeing it anywhere. I suspect they knew they had a bomb with that one a long time ago (but then why spend so much advertising it? I dunno.)

I have a question about the turtle club. In the commercial (which has been burned into my brain at this point), Carvey, as was alluded to earlier, queries as to whether his turtleosity suffices for turtle club initiation. Then they show a dog fall down on the rug. What is the connection there? Do turtles strike such fear into dogs that they faint? Do turtles have an overpowering, incapacitating odor? I don't get what the joke is.
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#6 Posted on 29.7.02 1655.32
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I don't think that they spent that much to advertise Crocodile Hunter, and it cost even less to make, so it's gonna make some money. And it ruled.
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#7 Posted on 29.7.02 1702.41
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I'd die if Dana Carvey as the turtle said "Those rediculous ears. Wind Resistence - juuuuuuuust wind resistence"
I have absolutely no desire to see that movie, but I keep saying "turtle! turtle!" over and over to myself.
and BTW, OlFuzzyBastard, that GW avatar is one of the funniest things I have ever seen.
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#8 Posted on 29.7.02 1850.51
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    Originally posted by eviljonhunt81
    I don't think that they spent that much to advertise Crocodile Hunter, and it cost even less to make, so it's gonna make some money. And it ruled.


it was soooooo stupid it was funny


and only steve and terri could see the camera
yeah, it was one long tv show with a wacky plot
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#9 Posted on 29.7.02 1927.14
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I hate to break it to you, but I don't think Hollywood is going to get much better anytime soon. Just take a look at some of the crap being made.

- A-Team, ok so Mission Impossible and Charlie's Angels were both huge but I don't see this one working. Especially since so far Mr. T. is not involved in it.
- Cat in the Hat live action movie
- Garfield live action movie. Didn't Scooby Doo teach us that trying to create a live action animal doesn't work. Sure Scooby Doo probably made a lot of money but do they expect Garfield to bring in as many people?
-Highlander 5, didn't they kill all the immortals already?
-The Lone Ranger, stop doing movies about old tv shows already! What's next? Bonanza?
-Peter Pan live action. Wasn't Hook bad enough?
-The Pink Panther, possibly staring CHRIS TUCKER
-Press Your Luck, a movie about a guy who figures out how to win at the tv game show.
-Return to Castle Wolfenstein. If you're going to make a movie from a game then atleast pick a good game.
-Rush Hour 3, Rush Hour 2 was already the worst sequel ever made.
-Shanghai Noon 2.....Will outsuck Rush Hour 2.
-Sub-Mariner, ok they are getting carried away with these comic movies.
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#10 Posted on 29.7.02 1933.56
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Huh, I liked Rush Hour 2. And I bet the A-Team movie will do well (whether it's good or not). People still remember it very fondly. Other than that... yowch.
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#11 Posted on 29.7.02 1952.58
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    Originally posted by Quezzy
    -Press Your Luck, a movie about a guy who figures out how to win at the tv game show


That's what Quiz Show was about, a guy who was winning a fixed show. it was a big scandle

A guy figured out that the flashing lights in Press your luck weren't random, and there were 4 or 5 [i can't remember] different combos. he memorized all 4 or 5 different sets of "randomness" and could time his presses so he was always getting what he wanted. it was a big scandle

i hope it will be as good as quiz show, because quiz show was a great drama
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#12 Posted on 29.7.02 2044.06
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I didn't know about the Press Your Luck scandal...

I would have been pissed off watching that guy win, because my sole reason for watching that show in the 80s was to see the Michael Jackson whammy.
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#13 Posted on 29.7.02 2312.38
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    Originally posted by Quezzy
    I hate to break it to you, but I don't think Hollywood is going to get much better anytime soon. Just take a look at some of the crap being made.

    - A-Team, ok so Mission Impossible and Charlie's Angels were both huge but I don't see this one working. Especially since so far Mr. T. is not involved in it.


    -The Pink Panther, possibly staring CHRIS TUCKER


I pity the fool that doesn't bring me Mr.T driving that big van. How in the world are we supposed to see B.A. Barakus? A-Team + NO Mr. T = SUCK.
Chris Tucker? This is too horrible to even contemplate. Peter Sellers was a GENIUS as inspector Clouseau. The very idea of this is sacrilege.

And "Press your luck" on the big screen? Who's going to go pay $10 to see a movie where people scream "No WHAMMIES! No WHAMMIES!"
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#14 Posted on 29.7.02 2331.07
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Then again, this summer has also seen Minority Report, Insomnia and Spider-Man. Gotta take the good with the bad.
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#15 Posted on 30.7.02 0134.57
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    Originally posted by rikidozan

      Originally posted by Quezzy
      -Press Your Luck, a movie about a guy who figures out how to win at the tv game show


    That's what Quiz Show was about, a guy who was winning a fixed show. it was a big scandle

    A guy figured out that the flashing lights in Press your luck weren't random, and there were 4 or 5 [i can't remember] different combos. he memorized all 4 or 5 different sets of "randomness" and could time his presses so he was always getting what he wanted. it was a big scandle

    i hope it will be as good as quiz show, because quiz show was a great drama



...and then the end of the story, when the guy made some bad investments, lost the $100K+ he won on the one episode before the show went off the air (and remember how long the run was? Only about three seasons), and ended up begging for a tournament of champions so he could make some more money.

Fuzzy: I've probably said this before, but the first time I ever saw anything get booed at a theater was the Crocodile Hunter trailer. I wonder how much it made so far.
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#16 Posted on 30.7.02 0203.25
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I wouldn't call the Press Your Luck thing a scandal. It wasn't like Twenty-Four where the guy was getting help from the people running the show. He just figured out how to beat the game. There was nothing underhanded going on with it.
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#17 Posted on 30.7.02 0750.41
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Two things........ Return to Castle Wolfenstein not being good?!? WTF? Awesome multiplayer.
The full story on the guy who "rigged" press your luck. He taped all the episodes he could, timed where the lights went, and figured out there were only six or so patterns. So when he got on the show, he kept winning until he got too tired and anxious and passed. The show would let him keep the money as long as he told them how he did it. He won well over a hundred grand (which was a ton for an 80s gameshow). The guy's story didn't end too happily, as he blew all the money in less than two years and now is an assiant manager at a Wal Mart in the middle of nowhere.
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#18 Posted on 30.7.02 0815.47
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Wow, I never thought the one people would disagree with me on would be "...Ya Ya Sisterhood", especially on a wrestling board! >

Well, obviously, the whole thing's a matter of taste, and one person's piece of shit is another person's masterpiece. I suppose. Except for "The Master Of Disguise". That's just a piece of shit.

And, yeah, the movie industry truly hasn't hit rock bottom yet. They're about to start production on a film called "Seriously Dude, Where's My Car?". The heart shudders.

EDIT: Oh, and by the way, I was going to search through the wrestling threads to see what the people who felt the sequels were necessary because the originals made money thought about the latest version of the nWo, but I'm wa-a-a-ay too lazy to do something like that.

(edited by OlFuzzyBastard on 30.7.02 0917)
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#19 Posted on 30.7.02 0956.56
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    Originally posted by Scott Summets
    Two things........ Return to Castle Wolfenstein not being good?!? WTF? Awesome multiplayer.
Yeah, because that's what studios look at when they're trying to determine whether or not it will translate to the big screen. I'm sure some film exec said "You know, killing Nazis has been done to death and everything, but DAMN the multiplayer feature just makes me want to write a script based on this game!"
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#20 Posted on 30.7.02 1012.31
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    Originally posted by Papercuts!

      Originally posted by Scott Summets
      Two things........ Return to Castle Wolfenstein not being good?!? WTF? Awesome multiplayer.
    Yeah, because that's what studios look at when they're trying to determine whether or not it will translate to the big screen. I'm sure some film exec said "You know, killing Nazis has been done to death and everything, but DAMN the multiplayer feature just makes me want to write a script based on this game!"


Considering the fact Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy, and Resident Evil stayed so true to the plot of their games.... Wolfenstein could be a little more interesting because of the arcane science the Nazi's used to make zombies and such. If made correctly, Woflenstein could be a fun movie.
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