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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:08 am 
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I haven't even seen so much as a commercial for this, but that damn pig will be in my nightmares I know it.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:09 pm 
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I don't know how you avoided the trailer/TV ads; they were running for a good twelve months before the damn thing opened in theaters.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:13 pm 
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My kids have already watched it a gazillion times. Which means I've watched it a gazillion times.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:21 pm 
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I saw a free screening of it because I'm such a fan of the director, Garth Jennings's music videos (including Blur's "Coffee and TV", R.E.M.'s "Imitation of Life", and Fatboy Slim's "Right Here Right Now") and his movie Son of Rambow, both of which suggested he would at least make a good music-oriented "let's put on a show!" movie. I will say it was worth the money I spent on it and leave it at that.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:52 pm 
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It's cute, but seemed a bit long to me (though I'll give it credit for actually taking the time to develop its characters). I liked the cockney gorillas and McConaughey was fun. But the kids loved it so I guess that's all that matters really.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:41 pm 
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I'm sure that's part of it, but it is definitely also because he doesn't have the money to release it. Even Lion took a herculean effort to get its dismal release because he doesn't have the money to maintain a distribution structure.

I'm assuming this is also the reason why the UK hasn't seen any sign of films like Snowpiercer or The Immigrant as yet, years after their US theatrical release.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:10 pm 
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Roger Ryan wrote:
I don't know how you avoided the trailer/TV ads; they were running for a good twelve months before the damn thing opened in theaters.

Coming up on my 4th year as a cord cutter.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:25 pm 
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flyonthewall2983 wrote:
Roger Ryan wrote:
I don't know how you avoided the trailer/TV ads; they were running for a good twelve months before the damn thing opened in theaters.

Coming up on my 4th year as a cord cutter.

That took care of the TV ads, but I was seeing the trailer on rental DVDs and in theaters ad nauseam for months...and it wasn't as if I was only viewing family films!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:52 pm 
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I saw a free screening of it because I'm such a fan of the director, Garth Jennings's music videos (including Blur's "Coffee and TV", R.E.M.'s "Imitation of Life", and Fatboy Slim's "Right Here Right Now") and his movie Son of Rambow, both of which suggested he would at least make a good music-oriented "let's put on a show!" movie. I will say it was worth the money I spent on it and leave it at that.
As a bonus from his music video past, he gets to repurpose his old rejected video ideas: case in point the luminescent squid dancing to Kanye West's "Flashing Lights"


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:29 pm 
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Roger Ryan wrote:
flyonthewall2983 wrote:
Roger Ryan wrote:
I don't know how you avoided the trailer/TV ads; they were running for a good twelve months before the damn thing opened in theaters.

Coming up on my 4th year as a cord cutter.

That took care of the TV ads, but I was seeing the trailer on rental DVDs and in theaters ad nauseam for months...and it wasn't as if I was only viewing family films!

I don't rent DVDs and go to the theater sparingly, usually for R films.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:21 pm 
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I never saw it either.

I haven't had TV hooked up in 11+ years, haven't been to the theater in about 3-4, and I guess I'm buying the wrong Blu-rays and DVDs!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:46 pm 
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As if out of spite, they've made it worse:
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:12 am 

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Wow, all of a sudden I'm not so sure about Blow Out anymore. You know a cover is amazingly bad when it can take a movie that you've liked for years and actually make you question your judgement. Bravo!


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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 10:02 am 
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I like to think that your love of it may come back do it being part of that trend of late 1970s and early 1980s American independent filmmakers having very minimalist poster design. Usually its reserved for films by Woody Allen and Cassavettes. But even De Palma dipped his toes into it.

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Probably could have picked a slightly better screen capture of Travolta, but eh.

I'm surprised this trend was never re-appropriated in the internet age. There probably are a few examples out there, but nothing immediately comes to mind.


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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 12:00 pm 

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Phew, yes - much better! It seems to have neutralized the odor.

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 6:36 pm 
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Its the car driving into the dock of the bay and the generic cityscape that really gets me about that cover (very 90s action film styled), even before we get to the different sized floating faces and black and white John Lithgow.


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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 6:48 pm 

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Agreed, It oozes the "Dun, dun or chung, chung" Law and Order "sound all its own."


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 9:04 pm 
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Because the scene with the wax mannequin of Dustin Hoffman in the jungle was the most memorable part...?

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 9:24 pm 

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Ha! It was almost as though someone was making a zoologically-challenged Cougar reference but couldn't find the right stock art by the deadline

.......nahhh, can't be.

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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 6:36 am 
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Sorry if this one's been posted before.

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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 7:24 am 

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and I still can't buy this due to the bad cover:
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these are much better but they have an inferior video quality:
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