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Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 12:48 AM Reply

I went to see Grind House, yesterday. Personally, I thought it was damn good.

One thing I did notice, however, was the conspicuous lack of moviegoers in my theater.

Where was everybody? Why was nobody else viewing this cinematic masterpiece of quintessential modern American movie anti-trends—a return to the sleazy 70s classics that everybody knows and loves?

Apparently, Will Ferrell's blubber is mroe imporant to most people than flesh eating Zombies.

And this, my friends, is what is wrong with the America today...


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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 12:49 AM Reply

They were at home downloading it.

Old times have changed with the invention of the internet.


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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 12:52 AM Reply

At 4/9/07 12:49 AM, McPaper wrote: They were at home downloading it.

Old times have changed with the invention of the internet.

It's such a shame, though, that the whole moviegoing experience is being forgotten.

Aren't the movies theatres more fun, dramatic, and interesting venues than being hunered down in your room, downloading vids off of Limewire?


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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 12:52 AM Reply

I tried to convince my friends to go see it but they wanted to see 300 instead.

Thanks to the internet I already knew everything about that movie without having to see it so I sat in the theatre and noticed things like the epic rock music w/ electric guitars that play during all the battle scenes.


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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 12:53 AM Reply

At 4/9/07 12:52 AM, Bolo wrote: Aren't the movies theatres more fun, dramatic, and interesting venues than being hunered

*hunkered.


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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 12:53 AM Reply

That's odd i thought that 2 movies for the price of 1 would have made everyone pleased i mean it's like stealing a whole movie!


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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 12:55 AM Reply

For same America, FOR SHAME!


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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 12:57 AM Reply

At 4/9/07 12:48 AM, Bolo wrote: And this, my friends, is what is wrong with the America today...

The great movie Clerks got fucking ripped to a god damn gorey, bloody chunk of guts and blood when it first came out. Only after so long did it become popular if I am correct, might be happening here too.


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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 01:00 AM Reply

At 4/9/07 12:49 AM, McPaper wrote: They were at home downloading it.

That's one of the few movies (that doesn't have a giant monster in it) that I will say should be seen in a movie theater. It was an experience for me partly because I saw it in a theater.


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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 01:02 AM Reply

At 4/9/07 01:00 AM, JackRabbitStudios wrote: That's one of the few movies (that doesn't have a giant monster in it) that I will say should be seen in a movie theater. It was an experience for me partly because I saw it in a theater.

well yeah that and also they were trying to give the sence of 70's Double feature movies that they grew up with if you were to be watching it at home then you just fail at seeing the point of the movie.


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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 01:13 AM Reply

If that wasn't bad enough, those people prefer watching Ice Cube act like a moron to zombie-killing and Kurt Russell.

Stuff like this makes me lose even more faith in humanity.


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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 01:26 AM Reply

Well its number 4 in the box office, so i wouldn't call it a bomb.
but just the fact that "are we done yet" is even in the top 5 box office movies is a disgrace.

how a human being with any level of intelligence could even consider PAYING MONEY to see a movie like that is mind boggling.


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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 01:39 AM Reply

It's probably due to easter weekend, "are we done yet" is a family film, people would rather take their families to that, other then Grindhouse. Also The length of Grindhouse could be a factor, they aren't able to have as many showings as the others.


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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 01:42 AM Reply

You can't get any better than a hot chick with a machine gun for a leg.

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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 01:44 AM Reply

Maybe because zombie movies have been SOOO overdone that people stopped caring... like me!

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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 01:44 AM Reply

It could be the fact that most people don't have 3 and a half hours to spend at the movies. And since it just squeaked into an R rating after toning it down whiles Blades of Glory is rated PG-13. I personally am going to see it (hopefully) Monday night with my friends.

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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 02:29 AM Reply

I saw both and I liked both. Grindhouse is just simply brilliant directing and writing. I didn't care much for the trailer for "thanksgiving" I thought it was retarded. But everything else was really beautiful. Even the purposefully "bad" direction was great because of how perfectly Rodriguez and Tarantino captured it. And Death Proof has probably the greatest car chase scene in any movie.


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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 02:30 AM Reply

At 4/9/07 01:26 AM, manwith10toes wrote: Well its number 4 in the box office, so i wouldn't call it a bomb.
but just the fact that "are we done yet" is even in the top 5 box office movies is a disgrace.

how a human being with any level of intelligence could even consider PAYING MONEY to see a movie like that is mind boggling.

did you just say mind boggling?
yea you know how when your thoughts get all trapped like in a bottle?

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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 03:27 AM Reply

It Kinda Looked Retarded The Girl With A Gun As A Leg How Is She Suppose To Shoot It Did They Hook Wires In Her Nerves Or Some Thing And If a Police Man Saw You With That Thing They Would Send The Feds On Your Ass

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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 03:49 AM Reply

Ok, I think there are two reasons people didn't see it, and both are based off of the film(s)length:
1. People, hearing it is a double movie, assume it means the movies combine for a length of two hours, thus one hour each, and figure they don't want to see two shorter films.
2. People, hearing it is a double movie, assume (correctly) that it is over 3 hours in length, and they don't want to spend 3 hours at a movie(s) they knew nothing about before seeing them; look at 3-hour films like LOTR or Titanic: so many people knew the story that they wanted to go see it on the big screen, while Grindhouse, in its own self a pair of fine films, doesn't have that sort of recognizable theme/story that exists in the minds of the viewers.

Now does that mean these people shouldn't have seen it? Hell no! I would recommend anyone/everyone here going as soon as you can.


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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 03:57 AM Reply

I have a theory.

Tarantino sucks.

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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 10:27 AM Reply

You got to put a couple of things into account.

For one that movie is R rated, so people are going to go watch the PG/PG-13 films.

Not everyone is willing to plot down in a movie theatre seat and sit through a movie that lasts over 3 hours even if they really want to see it.

This isn't "FOR SHAME" for America, this is just how it is. I loved the movie anyway.


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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 11:04 AM Reply

At 4/9/07 03:57 AM, Janus wrote: I have a theory.
Tarantino sucks.

That's the same theory I have, what a coincidence.

There's a legion of people for whom Tarantino can do no wrong. They're the ones who will act like they've made an incredible and unique discovery in "exploitation films" now that their deity Quentin has pointed out their existence and insisted that they are "cool". Not surprisingly, these people have seen about three movies made prior to 1985. But, since they've seen the same movie that millions of other people have seen, suddenly they're an authority on technique and style.


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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 11:24 AM Reply

If it make you feel better, Citizen Kane bombed at the box office as well.


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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 11:30 AM Reply

How dare they defy the greatness of GRINDHOUSE! Planet terror bitches!

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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 11:41 AM Reply

the problem is that it was released at the wrong time. If it was released during the winter people would have no problem being in doors for 3 and a half hours. But since it was released in warmer times well......that didnt work so well. Also the way they advertised it on TV may have confused some people because they didnt say it was a double feature.

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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 11:48 AM Reply

300 was the only movie ive seen in years that was worth going to the theatres for... i dont understand why people go to see will ferrel shit when its not even worth a dvd viewing... but yeah, movies arent geared for theatres anymore, theyr geared for joes flatscreen at home, and people just stop going to theatres.


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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 12:04 PM Reply

Grindhouse was amazing. rodriguez's zombie movie was the epidomy of male entertainment: explosions, violence and gore around every turn, hot chicks, zombies, ridiculous humor. wheelies on a pocketbike while popping caps in zombioes? what's more bad ass/hillarious than that? i have to say i got what i padi for with tarantino's movie(in the buy one get one free sense) an hour of dialogue with half hour of action and minimal humor made for a boring movie right after all the excitement of rodriguez's film. the fake prieviews were definately my favorite part though. "don't" was the best.
i want to show my girlfriend this movie because its sweet, but i really dont think she would like it...it's not really a girl movie...

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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 12:07 PM Reply

People hardly go to the cinema anymore.
I went to see Sunlight yesterday and there was lots more empty seats than there was taken ones, not to mention what a masterpiece the film is, so much better than renting it out and watching it at home.


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Response to Grind House: Box Office Bomb Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 06:14 PM Reply

At 4/9/07 03:57 AM, Janus wrote: I have a theory.

Tarantino sucks.

-J

I never said I particularly liked Tarantino, himself. On the contrary, Robert Rodriguez's film Planet Terror was in my eyes the better of the two films.

At 4/9/07 01:44 AM, Memorize wrote: Maybe because zombie movies have been SOOO overdone that people stopped caring... like me!

Well, you've always been a boring wet blanket, so I guess that's not too surprising.


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