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Post Posted: August 15th 2010 2:41 am
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Get your ass to a theater and see this movie now.

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...Then come back here to discuss.

Post Posted: August 15th 2010 9:19 am
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I've heard good things, but it apparently tanked at the box office? I don't know how the hell Universal Pictures stays in business with all these flops.

Post Posted: August 27th 2010 12:48 pm
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Yeah I was totally surprised by this film. I really thought I wouldn't like it very much, expecting all the video game references to be too precious but man does this movie work. It's just a really funny, really sweet, really cool romance that actually has some grains of truth sprinkled throughout. I think if you're in your 20's/early 30's then this movie was made for you.

Unfortunately it is tanking at the box office right now and I really don't know why. I've seen it a few of times now (both evening and matinee shows) and every screening I've been to has been packed and the audience went nuts for it each time. I've heard some people mention that Universal may have test screened the hell out of this flick leading up to the release and that may have diluted the audience that would've paid to see it.

Even Vanity Fair wants you to see (and pay for) Scott Pilgrim.

Here's an excerpt:

What’s with the pushiness, you ask? Why is this so important? Well, one could argue, if you’ve ever complained at all about the woeful state of cinematic storytelling—how you get more engaging narratives in email forwards than you do at the movies these days—a healthy aversion to hypocrisy pretty much compels you to get your butt in that seat. See, as much as we like to complain about cynical studios and throwaway films, the fact is they make money—or just enough money to justify the bad habits. And if you must know, that’s what studios are trying to do (make money).

Further, they don’t make junk out of some callous desire to inflict bland pain on our eyeballs. If anything, they inflict bland pain on our eyeballs out of fear: fear that they’ll take a tentative, baby-step stab at something different, something that presents semi-realistic issues, imperfect characters, and complex resolutions in a novel way—and no one will come. And they’ll lose money.

And all the nay-sayers will take the box-office numbers as the final word on a movie’s worth. Worse, the studios won’t make those movies because when you’ve bet $100 million on “something new” and come up short, it doesn’t matter if in your heart of hearts you can tell yourself you made a good movie: you’re not going to bet your next $100 million the same way. If you still have a $100 million to bet. Or a job.

Post Posted: October 28th 2010 7:33 pm
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Using this thread to announce that in the MF Film forum there is now playing a Halloween R5 DVDRip Triple Header :

Scott Pilgirm
Wall Street II
The Social Network

Download there, post your thoughts here (or there).

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