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[Cineplex] Nationwide - Aug 26 only. $9.99 Pulp Fiction @ Cineplex VIP seating

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Airbum88 wrote: Is it only showing on Aug 26?
yeah. These $9.99 VIP deals are usually just one time shot , on Monday nights typically (must be slower night at Cineplex)
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piercezoner wrote: Most of the largest grossing films in China and India are comedies and drama films. Some comedy films even outsold the Avengers movies domestically. Your description fits North America more.
Sorry, but you are absolutely, 100%, dead wrong - remember we are talking about NORTH AMERICAN MOVIES here, and the dearth of anything intelligent or comedic being released because they DO NOT PLAY Internationally,

Again, NORTH AMERICAN movies, get it? Devolving into CGI action-fests to satisfy an International audience because they hate subtitles and proper dubbing is both time consuming and expensive. Not Chinese movies, but ones made in North America hoping to play for the overpopulated global market.

Hopefully I don't need to type this a 3rd time.

Top NORTH AMERICAN GROSSING MOVIES in China:

Avengers: Endgame
The Fate of the Furious
Furious 7
Avengers: Infinity War
Aquaman
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Venom
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Transformers: The Last Knight

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Name a movie with more unforgettable scenes:

*Opening coffee shop robbery
*Ezekiel 25:17
*Date/dance competition
*OD / adrenaline shot
*Walken's watch story
*Pawn shop / gimp
*Shot Marvin in the face
*The Wolf
*Book ended with the coffee shop

All strung together with incredible dialogue and performances.
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Resistance to Jack Whyte's "logic" and taste is apparently futile.
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Fatty55 wrote: Name a movie with more unforgettable scenes:

*Opening coffee shop robbery
*Ezekiel 25:17
*Date/dance competition
*OD / adrenaline shot
*Walken's watch story
*Pawn shop / gimp
*Shot Marvin in the face
*The Wolf
*Book ended with the coffee shop

All strung together with incredible dialogue and performances.
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thesearchfordean wrote: Resistance to Jack Whyte's "logic" and taste is apparently futile.
He's really bent on blaming Asians for Hollywood not making films to his preference. Even though the top grossing films in North America are also filled with the same CGI action and simplistic dialogue.

Then also supporting his claim about how international audiences hate subtitles lolwut. Practically every television program in China has subtitles due to different dialects including theatre films.

JackWhyte might start blaming Asian immigrants next for ruining the domestic box office.
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JackWhyte wrote: No, it's the global marketplace, where the less dialogue the better, and the more mindless the CGI action, the more it plays in the sticks. People hate a screen filled with subtitles and dubbing is both expensive and time-consuming.

This is hardly news, and it's the main reason why we don't see big rom-coms, or comedies in general, very much, as they do NOT travel (too much dialogue and these usually have no action). Mindless superhero smash-fests fill the seats in population overload regions like Asia and India because the dialogue is mostly action tropes like "get them", "hurry up" and "let's go". And since there is no real character development and only a paper-thin plot, you can glean the entire movie with the voices off.
I feel ya but best subtitles I ever saw was _Night Watch_ in theatres. It was so amazing years later I looked it up and apparently it's called open captions. Must have been a lot of work but they were fantastic
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thesearchfordean wrote: Resistance to Jack Whyte's "logic" and taste is apparently futile.
Logic is logic and facts are facts.

North America is increasingly making only comic book movies (both in tone and in reality) to chase the grossly overpopulated foreign markets - that's a fact and one that studios freely admit.

What really sucks is that because foreign movie-goers don't like dialogue or plot-heavy English movies, we get only brainless junk like Avengers Endgame, Aquaman, JP-whatever, and the Furious franchise, while there are still quality Chinese and Indian movies being made in their home markets.

NA sucks.
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wolfkin wrote: I feel ya but best subtitles I ever saw was _Night Watch_ in theatres. It was so amazing years later I looked it up and apparently it's called open captions. Must have been a lot of work but they were fantastic
Agreed, and that was a true rarity - it made so much freaking money in Russia that they had carte blanche to do anything needed to sell it to NA audiences - those underwater blood-subs were awesome.
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Lol apparently tastes and preferences now qualify as logic, and one bitter man's opinions as facts
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EverJay wrote: Almost as if people have different tastes? Thinking Face
Yup. Some people like one the greatest writer/director of the 21st Century and some not so much.
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piercezoner wrote: He's really bent on blaming Asians for Hollywood not making films to his preference. Even though the top grossing films in North America are also filled with the same CGI action and simplistic dialogue.
Your statement is the height of irony, as you don't seem to understand the linkage.

The NA studios are chasing the population explosion areas like China, India and the Middle East with their most expensive movies, and as such, these cannot have significant dialogue or a confusing plot, as subtitles are hard enough to follow.

So the majority of NA studio movies are brainless CGI-filled action junk like Avengers Endgame or Fate of the Furious, because that is the type of movie that plays foreign markets with subs. It's proven to work, so they feed North American's the same crap and hope we line up to see it.

Get it, North Americans are now the SECONDARY market for new movies, as these make more in foreign markets than at home. To spell it out in simple math:

Avengers Endgame made $1.19 billion domestic and $1.6 billion foreign - see the differential? And it's only growing.

If you don't believe me, track the number of big budget, star-filled NA dramas, comedies and rom-coms from the 90's to today, and you'll see a massive dropoff like the Grand Canyon. Foreign audiences find those too confusing to follow with subtitles, and would much prefer to see Thor and Thanos pound on each other for 2 hours. So big budget English movies like this are not made anymore, and all we get are comic book movies and other junk.

And as I stated above, what really sucks is that the home Chinese and Indian movie market still gets intelligent movies made in their own language. There are some insanely good recent Chinese movies and lots coming out soon. Same with India, but in NA, we don't get that level of selection as NA studios try to satisfy the world to get an 8 billion person marketplace, which waters everything down to pablum and really satisfies no one.
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thesearchfordean wrote: Lol apparently tastes and preferences now qualify as logic, and one bitter man's opinions as facts
TOP ALL-TIME NORTH AMERICAN GROSSING MOVIES in China:

Avengers: Endgame
The Fate of the Furious
Furious 7
Avengers: Infinity War
Aquaman
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Venom
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Transformers: The Last Knight

BAM!

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