Movie Critics (Jolie and MacFarlane movies getting shit reviews.)

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  1. Morrisb

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    Big shock. QUESTION: At what point do people actually pay attention to reviews? I told someone recently, I Frankenstein was 4% on Rotten Tomatoes. They said they don't know, it could be good. :facepalm:

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=3849&p=.htm

    ...Still, it's unlikely that Maleficent winds up anywhere near Oz's $79.1 million debut. Marketing has struggled to figure out a correct tone: is the movie a whimsical fantasy, or an intense action movie? It's also unclear who we're supposed to be rooting for. Trailers include the tagline "You Know the Tale, Now Find Out the Truth," but it's hard to imagine most moviegoers are really interested in getting the evil fairy's perspective on things.

    It also doesn't help that the movie looks to be cut from the same cloth as Oz and Alice, neither of which have a fantastic reputation. Add in lukewarm reviews—currently hovering around 50 percent on Rotten Tomatoes—and Maleficent should wind up noticeably lower than Oz.

    ...Advertisements for A Million Ways to Die in the West lean heavily on the Ted connection, and go so far as to prominently feature the foul-mouthed teddy bear. The initial redband trailer for the movie featured plenty of brutal frontier fatalities that generated strong laughs and aligned nicely with the title; the recent marketing push hasn't been as funny, though, and distributor Universal has resorted to revealing a major cameo in many commercials.

    Add in poor reviews (below 40 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) and this is going to have a tough time reaching out beyond McFarlane's fanbase. Universal is expecting low $20 millions, which would be less than half of Ted's $54 million.
     
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    Isn't every movie Jolie puts out a piece of shit? How is she a movie star again?
     
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    I think trailers for both have been shit since day 1
     
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    After MacFarlane avoided his 9/11 flight he's had the midas touch, he'll be fine.
     
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    I still watch Family Guy,but I believe the reviews that the Seth MacFarlane Western is a piece of shit.At least he reminded me I have to watch Blazing Saddles again.
     
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    we saw maleficent yesterday. jolie was good but the movie surrounding her was shit
     
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    The west movie was terrible really unfunny and the acting was bad all around
     
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    Looks like the worst movie EVER....same shitty joke over and over


    How did Seth inject blacks into the silly dumb white people wild west?
    I bet they are cool and hip....right Robin?
     
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    Blood in vials, stepping out with a movie bar behind a TV star's back, orphans. :grad:
     
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    She user her dick sucking lips often early in her career
     
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    Theron does not draw box office money by virtue of her exceptional acting talent.
     
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    People will pay for shit, so they keep making shit. Plus a "fresh" rating merely means it's not "rotten", which means it could be a C- flick and still get a "fresh" rating.

    So even 90% fresh movies there are often pretty mediocre.

    Anything much under than number and I am unlikely to see it at theater.

    Any fool who can pay attention to a trailer could see that MacFarlane movie was terrible. I'm pretty sure he writes some of that stuff while high.
     
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    She puts asses in the seats, shit movie or not.


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    She crushed it this weekend, $70M US another $100M worldwide. Die in the West a major flop at $17M. I'm a fan of family guy and Ted, but those trailers were horrible and Macfarlane is a horrendous actor anyhow.
     
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    Private Parts opening weekend $14.5M.
     
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    All three we were on today back-to-back. I thought she was good in all of them.