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    Replacing Luck Since 1984 Dukefrukem's Avatar
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    So of course Transformers 5 opens with a series low and will likely be the first in the series to not make $200 mil dom. Of course it does.

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    Spider-man: Homecoming (2017) ★★★★★
    The Avengers (2012) ★★★★★
    Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) ★★★★
    Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) ★★★
    The Fate of the Furious (2017) ★★★


    Currently Playing | Played
    Resident Evil 5 (Steam) ★★★

    TV Show Currently Watching | Watched
    Attack on Titan (S1) ★★★★
    Castlevania (S1) ★★★★
    Silicon Valley (S4) ★★★★

    Currently Reading | Read
    The Wind Through the Keyhole (King) ★★
    Wizard and Glass (King) ★



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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    So of course Transformers 5 opens with a series low and will likely be the first in the series to not make $200 mil dom. Of course it does.
    I was thinking the same. Why choose now to come to your senses, America?!

    But if Apes does well, I won't mind too much.
    The Big Sick (Showalter, 2017) ****
    Baby Driver (Wright, 2017) ***
    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (Ritchie, 2017) **
    My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (Shaw, 2016) ***
    Wonder Woman (Jenkins, 2017) ***1/2
    Kedi (Torun, 2016) **
    The Lure (Smoczynska, 2015) ****
    The Purge (DeMonaco, 2013) **
    Colossal (Vigalondo, 2016) **1/2
    The Fate of the Furious (Gray, 2017) **1/2

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    UPDATE

    We're about midway through the season, so I went through everything to update and check up. I encourage everyone to keep an eye on their picks, to have the quickest options if something moves. If I've overlooked something, please let me know! Repicks have one week from this post to pick another movie or select round average. Nonresponse = zero.

    MOVES:

    Amityville: The Awakening - Spinal, Duke
    Granite Mountain - Ezee E
    Villa Capri - Ezee E

    UPDATE:

    League A
    Lazlo - $392, 4 movies left to start, 2 to finish
    TGM - $278, 5/0
    Ezee E - $406, 5/1
    Spinal - $344, 5/2
    Winston - $250, 5/2

    League B
    Dukefrukem - $462, 4/2
    transmogrifier - $353, 4/1
    Skitch - $435, 5/0
    dreamdead - $218, 5/2
    Ivan Drago - $206, 5/1
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    Blech. My streak is over.

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    Just out of interest, here are the rankings so far by average Rotten Tomatoes score (Planet of the Apes not included yet, although it has a score up already):

    1. dreamdead - 70.75
    2. Lazlo - 58.80
    3. Spinal - 54.25

    4. Ezee - 50.00
    5. transmogrifier - 47.00
    6. Ivan - 46.20
    7. Winston - 44.60
    8. Duke - 42.20
    9. TGM - 40.75
    10. Skitch - 36.75

    I can't see anyone beating dreamdead, who still has Detroit, Dunkirk and Battle of the Sexes to come.
    Last 10 Movies Seen
    Manchester by the Sea (2016) 72
    Arrival
    (2016) 63
    /Se7en (1995) 95
    /Dredd (2012) 58
    /This is the End
    (2014) 74
    /The Blair Witch Project
    (1999) 38
    Juvenile Offender (2012) 42
    /Green Room (2016) 70
    The Interview
    (2014) 56
    The Big Sky (1952) 64


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    kill it with fire Skitch's Avatar
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    Also considering the reverse of that, the #8 guy is in first and #10 guy is second, so ticket buyers clearly don't give a shit about reviews. Interesting.
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    Perhaps an idea for a spinoff contest? An RT draft?

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    Also considering the reverse of that, the #8 guy is in first and #10 guy is second, so ticket buyers clearly don't give a shit about reviews. Interesting.
    Number 9 guy is also in 2nd in the other league. But this does sound like a cool spinoff game we could do next season. Two drafts maybe? One for box office one for RT score?

    Just Watched
    Spider-man: Homecoming (2017) ★★★★★
    The Avengers (2012) ★★★★★
    Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) ★★★★
    Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) ★★★
    The Fate of the Furious (2017) ★★★


    Currently Playing | Played
    Resident Evil 5 (Steam) ★★★

    TV Show Currently Watching | Watched
    Attack on Titan (S1) ★★★★
    Castlevania (S1) ★★★★
    Silicon Valley (S4) ★★★★

    Currently Reading | Read
    The Wind Through the Keyhole (King) ★★
    Wizard and Glass (King) ★



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    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies

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    I'm game to play if someone runs it, but I have a tough enough time keeping up with current leagues.
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    Oof. Let's replace with Logan Lucky and Big Sick.

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    It Comes At Night - **


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    Really bewildered that Apes didn't do better. I thought I had a steal there.
    The Big Sick (Showalter, 2017) ****
    Baby Driver (Wright, 2017) ***
    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (Ritchie, 2017) **
    My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (Shaw, 2016) ***
    Wonder Woman (Jenkins, 2017) ***1/2
    Kedi (Torun, 2016) **
    The Lure (Smoczynska, 2015) ****
    The Purge (DeMonaco, 2013) **
    Colossal (Vigalondo, 2016) **1/2
    The Fate of the Furious (Gray, 2017) **1/2

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    kill it with fire Skitch's Avatar
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    I am giving Spinal and Duke an extension to pick replacements for Amittyville because I forgot to message them. My apologies to all.
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    Replacing Luck Since 1984 Dukefrukem's Avatar
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    huh?

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    You may! One week to decide. GO!

    Same goes for Duke, who I will message now.
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    Just Watched
    Spider-man: Homecoming (2017) ★★★★★
    The Avengers (2012) ★★★★★
    Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) ★★★★
    Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) ★★★
    The Fate of the Furious (2017) ★★★


    Currently Playing | Played
    Resident Evil 5 (Steam) ★★★

    TV Show Currently Watching | Watched
    Attack on Titan (S1) ★★★★
    Castlevania (S1) ★★★★
    Silicon Valley (S4) ★★★★

    Currently Reading | Read
    The Wind Through the Keyhole (King) ★★
    Wizard and Glass (King) ★



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    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies

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    Ah dammit. My bad.
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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    Ah dammit. My bad.
    Also, I chose round average.
    The Big Sick (Showalter, 2017) ****
    Baby Driver (Wright, 2017) ***
    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (Ritchie, 2017) **
    My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (Shaw, 2016) ***
    Wonder Woman (Jenkins, 2017) ***1/2
    Kedi (Torun, 2016) **
    The Lure (Smoczynska, 2015) ****
    The Purge (DeMonaco, 2013) **
    Colossal (Vigalondo, 2016) **1/2
    The Fate of the Furious (Gray, 2017) **1/2

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    Oh, forgot I made these predictions back in late April (hence no Fate of the Furious or any other titles from that month) but never posted them. Some were.. better than others:

    • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - $400
    • Despicable Me 3 — $305
    • Spider-Man: Homecoming — $290
    • Transformers: The Last Knight — $235
    • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales — $225
    • Wonder Woman — $220
    • War for the Planet of the Apes — $195
    • Dunkirk — $190
    • Cars 3 — $185
    • It — $145 (Because https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...first_24_hours)
    • The Lego Ninjago Movie — $135
    • Alien: Covenant — $125
    • Kingsman: The Golden Circle — $115
    • The Mummy — $112
    • Baywatch — $110
    • Captain Underpants - $95
    • Baby Driver — $90 [Written in April *pats self on back*] (Probably my boldest prediction, but having that trailer play before most prints of Fate of the Furious with a new June release date, meaning a heavier, quicker marketing campaign, I wouldn't be surprised at all if this became Wright's biggest success. It's him without the need to explain the niche behind his work.)
    • Atomic Blonde — $84
    • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword — $78
    • The Dark Tower — $77
    • Snatched — $78
    • Girls Trip — $75
    • Rough Night — $73
    • Annabelle: Creation — $72
    • The Emoji Movie — $68
    • All Eyez On Me — $65
    • The Hitman's Bodyguard — $56
    • Valerian — $55
    • The House — $50
    • Logan Lucky — $45


    In a time where none of us knew if Wonder Woman would actually be any good, I assumed the backlash of the last two movies would've started to seep into it if it didn't do much to stand out. But then it did. Also I assumed Transformers and Pirates were gonna close to matching their previous ones, and that Despicable Me 3 would've had to have made similar money to Minions. Evidently no.
    Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets - *** / 7.3
    A Ghost Story (Lowery, 2017) - *** / 8.6
    Pete's Dragon (Lowery, 2016) - *** / 8.3
    Spider-Man: Homecoming (Watts, 2017) - *** / 8.4
    Baby Driver (Wright, 2017) - *** / 8.7
    Palo Alto (Coppola, 2013) - ** / 6.0
    Paper Towns (Schreier, 2015) - *** / 7.4
    American Sniper (Eastwood, 2014) - ** / 4.6
    The House (Cohen, 2017) - ** / 5.9
    Transformers: The Last Knight (Bay, 2017) - Bumblebee blowing up Nazis in a flashback / Anthony Hopkins calling Wahlberg "Dude."
    Power Rangers (Israelite, 2017) - ** / 6.2
    War For The Planet Of The Apes (Reeves, 2017) - *** / 7.7
    The Mummy (Kurtzman, 2017) - ** / 4.3

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    Quote Quoting Henry Gale (view post)
    This trailer played before the movie I watched last night. Whole audience pretty much laughed at how awful it was.
    The Big Sick (Showalter, 2017) ****
    Baby Driver (Wright, 2017) ***
    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (Ritchie, 2017) **
    My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (Shaw, 2016) ***
    Wonder Woman (Jenkins, 2017) ***1/2
    Kedi (Torun, 2016) **
    The Lure (Smoczynska, 2015) ****
    The Purge (DeMonaco, 2013) **
    Colossal (Vigalondo, 2016) **1/2
    The Fate of the Furious (Gray, 2017) **1/2

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    In the belly of a whale Henry Gale's Avatar
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    Quote Quoting Spinal (view post)
    This trailer played before the movie I watched last night. Whole audience pretty much laughed at how awful it was.
    I mean, if that's the only way you want to interpret people laughing during horror trailers, then sure! I just know in my own experience people often laugh at them because they don't know how else to publicly emote during them, whether it's genuinely scaring them or not.

    Plus the opening bit of the kid thwonking his head on the road block really is darkly funny.
    Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets - *** / 7.3
    A Ghost Story (Lowery, 2017) - *** / 8.6
    Pete's Dragon (Lowery, 2016) - *** / 8.3
    Spider-Man: Homecoming (Watts, 2017) - *** / 8.4
    Baby Driver (Wright, 2017) - *** / 8.7
    Palo Alto (Coppola, 2013) - ** / 6.0
    Paper Towns (Schreier, 2015) - *** / 7.4
    American Sniper (Eastwood, 2014) - ** / 4.6
    The House (Cohen, 2017) - ** / 5.9
    Transformers: The Last Knight (Bay, 2017) - Bumblebee blowing up Nazis in a flashback / Anthony Hopkins calling Wahlberg "Dude."
    Power Rangers (Israelite, 2017) - ** / 6.2
    War For The Planet Of The Apes (Reeves, 2017) - *** / 7.7
    The Mummy (Kurtzman, 2017) - ** / 4.3

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