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#21 of 43 mattCR

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Posted March 15 2014 - 08:23 PM

I'd pony up some serious dough for the right venture. I did for the most recent riff tracks kick starter, and Veronica Mars. If someone ran a Kickstarter for the right film, I'd be all over it. There are kick starters I'm just waiting for if they ever happen.

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Posted March 15 2014 - 09:10 PM

Took in the 9:45 showing with a nearly full house at Tyson's Corner AMC, outside DC. I went to see the 7pm showing, but it was sold out but for the first three rows.

Enjoyed Veronica Mars. A better than average job of converting a TV series show into a two hour movie, with some good fan service. Several jokes I got; others I struggled with, not remembering the show too well.

I can't do spoiler tags at the moment, so I'll save a couple pointed comments for later.

Impressive job of getting seemingly the entire cast back together, plus a few bonus cameos. Hope they do well enough to make a sequel.

#23 of 43 Patrick Sun

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Posted March 16 2014 - 10:32 AM

It was neat to go back to Neptune, even if it was for only a couple of hours.

 

While I haven't been all that moved by much of Kristen Bell's other roles in the past decade, she was so born to play the part of Veronica Mars.  Loved seeing all the VM alumni making their appearances. 

 

The film itself was okay, the mystery was played out fairly straight.  I didn't like the lighting in most of the footage in the first half of the film, but for the budget, they still were able to make an entertaining film.

 

I give it 2.75 stars, or a grade of B-.


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Posted March 16 2014 - 02:23 PM

Ended up 10th with $2 million.  Not bad for under 300 screens though.



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Posted March 17 2014 - 07:35 AM

Is that just theater ticket sales, or does it include digital downloads?
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Posted March 17 2014 - 07:42 AM

Is that just theater ticket sales, or does it include digital downloads?

Just the theaters.



#27 of 43 Ethan Riley

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Posted March 18 2014 - 11:32 AM

Sounds like they could have made a hell of a lot more money in wider release.
 

 


#28 of 43 Patrick Sun

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Posted March 18 2014 - 01:53 PM

No other movie chain wanted to touch it due to simulataneous release in other streaming outlets.


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Posted March 19 2014 - 12:33 PM

Weren't they even four-walling with AMC?
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Posted March 19 2014 - 04:18 PM

Weren't they even four-walling with AMC?


What does that mean? (My AMC theater had four walls...?)

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Posted March 19 2014 - 04:23 PM

What does that mean? (My AMC theater had four walls...?)


At least two of us have no idea what that means...

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Posted March 19 2014 - 04:43 PM

At least two of us have no idea what that means...

 

Make that 3. 

 

AMC 30 in Olathe near us has it on 2 screens, one of their big screens and then a Cinema Suite theater.


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#33 of 43 TravisR

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Posted March 19 2014 - 06:30 PM

I believe that four walling is when the studio basically 'rents' a screen at a movie theater to play their movie and they don't have to share any of the ticket money with the theater because they've already paid to rent the screen.

 

For what it's worth, I have no clue if that's what Veronica Mars did.

 

EDIT: I took a look at Wikipedia and I got the gist of it correct. Click on the link for a better explanation: http://en.wikipedia....ll_distribution



#34 of 43 Moe Dickstein

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Posted March 19 2014 - 10:27 PM

Yes sorry - its when someone pays a flat rental fee for a theater and then keeps all the $ brought in, rather than the traditional split with the theater owner.
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Posted March 20 2014 - 12:40 AM

So before

 

Spoiler

 

It just didn't look right.


Edited by Freddie Z, March 20 2014 - 08:34 PM.


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Posted March 20 2014 - 12:49 AM

damn do spoiler tags work here?

 

edit: got it working.  Thx Edwin-S!



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Posted March 20 2014 - 03:50 AM

damn do spoiler tags work here?

Instead of using " < " and " > " around the word spoiler, use the " [ " and " ] " and it'll work.



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Posted March 20 2014 - 04:01 AM

Instead of using " < " and " > " around the word spoiler, use the " [ " and " ] " and it'll work.

 Thx.  I tried both but it still shows.  Weird.



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Posted March 20 2014 - 05:33 AM

[spoiler]Test[/spoiler]

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Posted March 20 2014 - 06:55 AM

I quite liked it as somebody who hasn't seen any of the TV show. A solid 3/5 for me. 






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