Is Dreamworks Burning Off Kung Fu Panda 3???

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According to Box Office Mojo Dreamworks just moved the Jack Black cartoon from March 18, 2016 to the dreads of January. It’s now on 1/29/16. I don’t think anyone is saying “well American Sniper did well, and Kung Fu Panda 3 is similar…”
Doom and Gloom.

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Why They Make Movies in the First Place

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We cover box office grosses a lot but when compared to budget, the results aren’t as sexy as ticket sales indicate. What really matter is profit. The estimates are out for 2014. Who won? Who lost?
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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report- Lack of Focus

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Will Smith’s career continues to show signs of wear and tear.  His latest flick, a crime caper starring fellow Suicide Squad cast mate Margo Robbie,  failed to open to big numbers.
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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report


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The story this week is all about the drop off of Fifty Shades. How’d it do? Let’s see…
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Why The Oscars Suck: Best Picture Nominations

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This may have something to do with today’s column. Or it doesn’t. Only you can decide.

Dear Oscars,

You suck for so many reasons it’s hard to pick just one. You are a self-congratulatory, over-hyped, out-of-touch celebration of how you don’t understand your audience. You pile heaps of affection onto movies that most of your audience didn’t see and couldn’t care about. You are bland, boring, predictable, boring, elitist, and boring. But I’ve been told I can only focus on a single area of your suckitude so I picked why you suck on your biggest award: Best Picture. Continue reading Why The Oscars Suck: Best Picture Nominations

Gabbing Geek Box Office Report: Sponge is Worthy!

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An amazing January box office, fueled by American Sniper and Taken 3, has given way to February and it looks like the hits keep a’coming.  This time, success comes in the form of a sponge.

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Super Bowl weekend is a wasteland at the North American box office. ‘Murica’s attention turns to ONLY pigskin. Umm. Wait.  Someone forgot to tell Eastwood and Cooper…

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The Entertainment Industry To Nitpickers: Historical Accuracy Is For Chumps!

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Awards season.  A prominent director releases a movie that garners some Oscar nominations.  Controversy arises among some, though.  The movie is based on the life of a man many Americans think of as a hero, but who in his own time has proven to be somewhat controversial.  It seems some have found the movie has taken a few liberties with past events, and since said past events are based on real, living people, this is a cause for concern among some people.

I am speaking, of course, of Steven Spielberg’s 2012 movie Lincoln.

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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report: Mortdecai Misses, Sniper Does NOT

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After such big hit opening weekends with Taken and American Sniper, we finally get a reminder of what January box office reports are SUPPOSED to look like.  American Sniper continued to dominate the box office; pairing Oscar buzz and a weird Chik Fil A effect to stay at the top spot.  Most of the new releases that it faced off with were not as well-received.

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Gabbing Geek 22: Box Office Bombshells

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What happens when Jenny is on special assignment, leaving just Watson and Ryan to record Episode 22?  That’s right—WE’RE GEEKING OUT ON BOX OFFICE NUMBERS!  This episode, Box Office Bombshells, starts with our GNOW (Geekiest News of the Week) on the record-breaking performance of American Sniper.  We both review the movie and couldn’t be farther apart in terms of ratings.

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