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  1. Comment on The Super Mario Bros. Movie | Official teaser trailer in ~movies

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    A lot of the hate that Pratt gets is over-correction from the mid-2010s when he was getting called the next Harrison Ford (despite not possessing the talent that Ford has).

    A lot of the hate that Pratt gets is over-correction from the mid-2010s when he was getting called the next Harrison Ford (despite not possessing the talent that Ford has).

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  2. Comment on The Super Mario Bros. Movie | Official teaser trailer in ~movies

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    This is honestly, the most beautiful looking movie that Illumination has ever made. It’s incredible how much their tech has improved considering they started off as the “cheap as possible”...

    This is honestly, the most beautiful looking movie that Illumination has ever made. It’s incredible how much their tech has improved considering they started off as the “cheap as possible” animated business.

    As far as the actual movie, it looks fine. I’m sure it’ll get mixed-positive reviews, if Minions: The Rise of Gru got relatively positive reception from critics this probably will too.

    All in all, it probably makes a billion dollars.

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  3. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    YouTube channel Ozmaritan has the episodes available on their community posts

    YouTube channel Ozmaritan has the episodes available on their community posts

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  4. Comment on Fandom buys TV Guide, Metacritic, GameSpot and other brands for about $50 million in cash in ~games

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    I thought Metacritic was owned by IMDb which in turn was owned by Amazon. Guess not. I only know of Fandom because they bought ScreenJunkies a few years ago and rebranded their secondary channel...

    I thought Metacritic was owned by IMDb which in turn was owned by Amazon. Guess not.

    I only know of Fandom because they bought ScreenJunkies a few years ago and rebranded their secondary channel to Fandom Entertainment from ScreenJunkiesNews. A channel which is now essentially on life-support after having lose the major personalities that built it up.

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  5. Comment on Why did Billy Eichner’s ‘Bros’ bomb at the box office? Straight people aren’t entirely to blame in ~movies

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    The article actually mentions Black Panther as an exception. Although that is a Marvel movie, so it wasn’t its only selling point just by the nature of the franchise and the fact that it was...

    The article actually mentions Black Panther as an exception. Although that is a Marvel movie, so it wasn’t its only selling point just by the nature of the franchise and the fact that it was preceding Infinity War. Though for sure the demographic it was representing came out in droves to support it.

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  6. Comment on Why did Billy Eichner’s ‘Bros’ bomb at the box office? Straight people aren’t entirely to blame in ~movies

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    It is fascinating that there are still people trying to do this mid-to-late 2010s style marketing that has never worked once.

    It is fascinating that there are still people trying to do this mid-to-late 2010s style marketing that has never worked once.

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  7. Comment on Why did Billy Eichner’s ‘Bros’ bomb at the box office? Straight people aren’t entirely to blame in ~movies

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    That’d be hard to do considering Eichner wrote this as a vehicle for himself

    The casting wasn't right; they should have chosen a different actor.

    That’d be hard to do considering Eichner wrote this as a vehicle for himself

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  8. Comment on Bros fails at the box office as Smile arrives at No. 1 in ~movies

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    Yeah Eichner’s press tour certainly didn’t help. The marketing was also heavily criticized. What essentially happened was a Charlie’s Angels 2.0. Where Elizabeth Banks kept saying if men don’t see...

    Yeah Eichner’s press tour certainly didn’t help. The marketing was also heavily criticized.

    What essentially happened was a Charlie’s Angels 2.0. Where Elizabeth Banks kept saying if men don’t see this that’s problematic and whatnot.

    Crazy Rich Asians had some of that “important” aspects in its marketing. But largely the marketing focused on the escapism of the film (also helped that it was based on a best seller).

    As films themselves, CRA was less… preachy. Bros has a lot of monologues about the discrimination that LGBTQ people face. Which when you’re trying to sell this as a fun romcom probably not a great route to take.

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  9. Comment on Bros fails at the box office as Smile arrives at No. 1 in ~movies

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    The movie certainly wasn’t polarizing but I’d say this is a mischaracterization of the reception it got. Critically, at least, Bros got many raves. Calling it one of the best romcoms in years etc etc.

    That discourse can help if it’s polarizing, but no one’s saying it’s the best or worst movie ever, just another romcom except gay.

    The movie certainly wasn’t polarizing but I’d say this is a mischaracterization of the reception it got. Critically, at least, Bros got many raves. Calling it one of the best romcoms in years etc etc.

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  10. Comment on Emancipation | Official teaser in ~movies

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    So the story with this is a little interesting. It was supposed to originally come out this year but after the whole slap thing they shelved it. Maybe it would release next year, maybe it...

    So the story with this is a little interesting. It was supposed to originally come out this year but after the whole slap thing they shelved it. Maybe it would release next year, maybe it wouldn’t.

    Apple also had Killers of the Flower Moon by Martin Scorsese set to come out this year. But then it turns out that Scorsese is taking longer in post-production and doesn’t want to get rushed. So then that moves to 2023.

    The Greatest Beer Run Ever premieres at TIFF, and so far this is supposed to be Apple’s main horse for the Oscar race. But then that gets savaged my critics. So Apple starts having a bit of a crisis (they really want to have Oscar recognition especially after having won Picture with CODA).

    They try to see if Napoleon by Ridley Scott can come out this year, but then they settle for this movie since it’s actually completed.

  11. Comment on Bros fails at the box office as Smile arrives at No. 1 in ~movies

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    The marketing for this was about 40 million dollars so someone should be seeing ads

    The marketing for this was about 40 million dollars so someone should be seeing ads

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  12. Comment on Bros fails at the box office as Smile arrives at No. 1 in ~movies