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    Posted: May 30 2006 at 2:05am
I think you mean Thomas Haden Church? Or will that be someone else?
The Mormons were'nt really popular in the beginning, they're now becoming more popular, even in Hollywood.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote deadguy76 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 30 2006 at 7:46pm
Yes Thomas Hayden Church will be Sandman, Spiderman's villain. There's a picture at joblo.com somewhere I'm just too drunk too look for it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote FilmCricket Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2007 at 5:32pm
Studios either know they're churning out crap or they don't.  I go for the former.  But that's not my responsibility.  I can't affect Hollywood.  There's so much in the way of politics and logistics that go into making a movie I can't pretend to know all of them.

I have another theory.  Most Hollywood people are clueless about what good movies are, and moviegoers don't exactly help them by staying away on opening night.  It's the culture of movies that's a holdover from when there weren't multi-plexes and movies were the only show in town.

Multi-plexes make it possible to choose from about five different genres in one night.  At my local multi-plex, you can always depend on at least one romantic comedy, one sci-fi/action movie, one kiddie CGI flick, one toilet humor comedy and one serious drama/suspense/thriller.  It never changes, it's as dependable as the sun.  Technically, even though everything playing on a give week may be crap, from a cynical marketing standpoint there's "something for everyone."  Many a time I've stayed away from the multiplex because a kiddie movie or a chick flick squeezed out a quality movie I would have paid to see.  But getting a group of three unthinking bots into a teen comedy starring Kal Penn, a romantic comedy starring Sandra Bullock or schlock horror flick starring Tara Reid is more lucrative than my business seeing Letters From Iwo Jima.

For the most part, internet movie geeks and casual moviegoers are locked-in like robots to see movies from a purely financial standpoint.  Movie financial figures are a staple of Monday morning coffee chat on soft rock FM radio stations, morning TV talk shows and workplace coffee machines.  And the bots want to be cheering for the winning team.  They compete for recognition that they've seen the "winning" movie on the Monday morning box office top ten.  And everything is either characterized gratuitously as either "good" or "bad"; there's never any discussion of movies that would involve critical thinking.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wetbandit82 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2007 at 6:08pm
A prime example of why the entire distrbution and release systems are in need of a major overhaul. 
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I remember seeing an episode of South Park where officer Buttbaby... er, Barbrady goes back to school because he is illiterate. Mr. Garrison asks if anyone has any ideas how to help him. One of the kids recommends: "How about a brain transplant?"

That would be my suggestion for about half the producers and studio executives in Hollywood!

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Look at this: Because the movie flopped FF, Hironobu Sakaguchi (the creator of Final Fantasy games) has been demoted to vice chairman (he used to be president) of Square Soft.  
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I do not understand why, because it will take them years to make money in the DVD / video rental and sales, so money cannot be such a motivating factor. But you must also remember that we live in a society where, even if a product is total garbage, it can claim it is completely legitimate, and refuse to refund your money.  
 
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All Hollywood ideas are money driven in the end.  What seems like a bad idea to one person looks great to the execs on paper.  That is just the way it works.  
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I agree Hollywood now is money driven. They make movies, sometimes with no sense at all, as long as it gets into the box office list. They spend so much money making not so good movies, just the fact that they are hi-tech and in 3D, doesn't mean it is that good. They also try to remake great cartoons and animes like The Last Airbender and Dragon Ball, which wasn't a good idea to begin with. They ended up destroying both.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Razzilla Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 25 2011 at 4:18pm
Now if we could bag 95% of what's come out of Hollywood over the last 10 years...we could put the fertilizer companies out of business...
Comparing Uwe Boll's movies to a sack of horse manure will only get you sued by every fertilizer company in existence...
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