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Highland
Sep 28, 2017, 02:35:45 PM
Reply #180 on: Sep 28, 2017, 02:35:45 PM
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"Get away from her you bitch" is screenwriting genius alright.  :)

It's a good movie, but it's 80s version of Starship Troopers.  Not the cosmic horror of ALIEN. 

Not saying I would prefer a remake of ALIEN, but I wouldn't call Aliens a 'great sequel'.

Alien Isolation is a great sequel to ALIEN.

If that line was in a movie quizz 99.9% of people would get it. Probably even my mum.

Not sure about "got you,you f***er" or whatever it is Daniels says (see can't even remember lol)

The only line anyone will ever remember from A:C is "I'll do the fingering". And then they'll laugh.

Funny, I totally missed that on first viewing. I was too busy waiting on David sticking the flute through Walters head.


Scorpio
Sep 28, 2017, 10:35:16 PM
Reply #181 on: Sep 28, 2017, 10:35:16 PM
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"Get away from her you bitch" is the cheesiest one liner in the entire series.


SM
Sep 28, 2017, 10:54:29 PM
Reply #182 on: Sep 28, 2017, 10:54:29 PM
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Yes if by cheesy you mean most iconic.


Scorpio
Sep 28, 2017, 11:52:32 PM
Reply #183 on: Sep 28, 2017, 11:52:32 PM
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Just because something is famous and popular doesn't mean it is good.


SM
Sep 28, 2017, 11:56:20 PM
Reply #184 on: Sep 28, 2017, 11:56:20 PM
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Often though, it does.


Biomechanoid
Sep 29, 2017, 12:18:17 AM
Reply #185 on: Sep 29, 2017, 12:18:17 AM
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Quote from: Scorpio
"Get away from her you bitch" is the cheesiest one liner in the entire series.

A strange claim indeed. One of the definitions of cheesy is blatantly inauthentic.  I see nothing blatantly inauthentic about Ripley's line at all. It copies no other well known movie quote in any way that I know of. I would be curious if you think it mocks or copies some other well known movie quote.

Or maybe you are calling it cheesy in some other form of definition. But I would still be curious for that reason. I mean, I could claim, "Play it again, Sam" is a really cheesy movie quote. Without coughing up why it warrants that label, my claim really doesn't hold water.


SM
Sep 29, 2017, 12:37:06 AM
Reply #186 on: Sep 29, 2017, 12:37:06 AM
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Indeed.


Scorpio
Sep 29, 2017, 01:05:08 AM
Reply #187 on: Sep 29, 2017, 01:05:08 AM
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Quote from: Scorpio
"Get away from her you bitch" is the cheesiest one liner in the entire series.

A strange claim indeed. One of the definitions of cheesy is blatantly inauthentic. 

You got that from Urban dictionary, right? 

How about "trying too hard" and "unsubtle"? 

What's so cheesy about "Play it again, Sam"?

"You're tearing me apart Lisa!" is a cheesy line, delivered in a cheesy way.  So is "Get away from her you bitch!".


SM
Sep 29, 2017, 01:09:50 AM
Reply #188 on: Sep 29, 2017, 01:09:50 AM
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^ Speaking of trying too hard...


Scorpio
Sep 29, 2017, 01:17:12 AM
Reply #189 on: Sep 29, 2017, 01:17:12 AM
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Well you know what they say about arguing on the internet..





monkeylove
Sep 29, 2017, 03:21:30 AM
Reply #193 on: Sep 29, 2017, 03:21:30 AM
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I don't know if I would describe a film like Prometheus with a budget of 130 million, grossing 400 million at the box office as "did badly at the box office."

You have to include marketing costs, the distributor's cut, residuals, taxes, etc.

https://stephenfollows.com/how-movies-make-money-hollywood-blockbusters/

That is, marketing costs might be around 80 percent of the budget, but it might be similar to the budget if we add residuals, etc. That means the total studio cost might be up to $260 million.

For the box office, there's a 30-to-50 percent cut for the distributor and sales tax. I always calculated it at 30 percent but I never thought of the sales tax, which means the studio's cut might be somewhere in between. The source above states that the ave. return for the studio has been 41 to 50 percent of box office receipts. If we use the lower end, then the studio's cut was around $236 million. If so, then one can argue that the movie was not profitable.

However, if marketing costs were not that high, then maybe the movie made a slight profit, even after paying corporate tax. Of course, there are other revenue streams, like merchandising, but those arrive later, so I usually stick to box office receipts.


SM
Sep 29, 2017, 03:23:05 AM
Reply #194 on: Sep 29, 2017, 03:23:05 AM
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Even factoring in marketing and Hollywood accounting - neither film "did badly".


 

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