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    #146171

    I deleted the duplicate thread, why close the new one?  *Shakes head*

    First review is out, via HitFix: ‘Veronica Mars’ will delight old fans and may even win new ones http://po.st/zpXDJM 

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    First 8 minutes of the movie now can be viewed: http://www.fandango.com/veronicamars_166515/movieoverview
     

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    I deleted the duplicate thread, why close the new one?  *Shakes head* Or don’t you want the movie forum sullied by a revival of a mere TV series, mods? 

    First review is out, via HitFix: ‘Veronica Mars’ will delight old fans and may even win new ones http://po.st/zpXDJM %5B/quote%5D

    O, sorry.

    So…you recommend that I watch this Paul? Lol

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    To be real, this is possibly my most anticipated movie of the year. 

    Hopefully the quality, and the reviews, are better than its early BFCA score of 66 would indicate. 

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    Here was director Rob Thomas’ remarks before the world premiere at SxSW in Austin, TX began:

    “I am so unbelievably excited to be here today to show you the “Veronica
    Mars” movie. It has been seven years in the making, and it feels so
    good right now. First of all, we’d like to thank South by Southwest for
    having us here. Austin is my home, this is the place I would have picked
    to screen it.  Next, I really want to thank the people at Warner Bros.
    Just so you know, the easiest answer for a big corporation is no, and
    Warner Bros. said yes. Warner Bros. let us try this experiment, and
    we’re so grateful. I can’t tell you how well they have treated us for
    being such a small movie. They have treated us like a really important
    project.

    “Next, I want to thank the cast of “Veronica Mars” [loud applause] for
    being willing to jump back into this and working for scale. Most
    important, this movie would not exist if Kristen Bell had not been
    enthusiastic about it, had not been passionate about it, had not been
    willing to step up ever since we went off the air. Kristen, thank you so
    much.

    And, finally, most important – and I think I can say this more than any
    other movie that has ever been made – thank you to the fans of “Veronica
    Mars.” The Kickstarter backers, we would not exist without you. This
    was the only way this movie was going to get made. Thank you so much. I
    hope you enjoy the movie.” 
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    Hollywood premiere was tonight at Grauman’s Chinese as VM rises to 77% on Rotten Tomatoes.  Confirmed, this; the movie is being released in 270 theaters, as well as on-demand and digital download.  Hopefully, the latter 2 choices to see it will not be the preferred choice of watching.  EW and BoxofficeGuru have their boxoffice predictions tomorrow. A top 10 finish would be wicked wonderful from this end.

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    I’m looking forward to it.  Everything I’ve heard says it’s a great movie (as it was also a great tv show).

    Now here’s the question- the movie makes $15 million total in its run.  A hit, but by standards, solely a limited art-house hit.  Does it deserve Oscar consideration?  Do we mock the Academy for nominating a movie that mainstream audiences didn’t go for?  The show was never more than a cult hit on television, so I don’t anticipate it being a commercial behemoth on screen either. 

    But I’m curious if his passion for the movie changes the PaulHan rules for Oscar nominations. 😉 

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    I was never a huge VM fan (when it comes to the UPN/WB quirky, white girl shows tip I was more about ‘Buffy’ and Gilmore girls), but I really liked the first season and enjoyed the latter two well enough. I’ll be VOD-ing this. 

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    PaulH, I just hope you’ll be able to cope when this doesn’t do $100 million domestic.

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    You do know that with your snide, prickish remarks you only demonstrate how petty *you* are, right?  Getting slimed on here is getting pretty close to being a badge of honor for me. (not you, Icky, the ones who posted before and after you).

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    This might not even be Academy eligible. Unless Warners opened this for a week off radar, its day/date theatrical and VOD release would preclude it being so.

    Metacritic has this at 64, which places it slightly above mediocre (a 3 star out of 4 review for them rates a 75 score). So on critical reaction, this combined with its TV roots/teen and teen nostalgic demo even if qualified puts this at a 0 chance of any nominations, unless maybe there is an original song that might qualify. 

    Paul – no one is sliming you, just pointing out your hypocrisy in being supportive of a niche, specialized realize when it involves the object of your fanboy obsessions. Just like you thought Weinstein films should be disqualified for Oscar attention until one happened to star Jennifer Lawrence. Pointing this out in a factual way isn’t sliming, it’s fair exposure of hypocrisy. 

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    You do know that with your snide, prickish remarks you only demonstrate how petty *you* are, right?  Getting slimed on here is getting pretty close to being a badge of honor for me. (not you, Icky, the ones who posted before and after you).

    Relax – just having a bit of fun, since we all know you love box-office success.

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    You do know that with your snide, prickish remarks you only demonstrate how petty *you* are, right?  Getting slimed on here is getting pretty close to being a badge of honor for me. (not you, Icky, the ones who posted before and after you).

    Did you get that Paul? You’re WRONG to be offended because you are a hypocrite and she’s just “funnin'”.

    This: Gabriel. ignore

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    The sites I have seen aren’t bothering making predictions about VM. They are predicting the Grand Budapest, 66 theaters, will make the top 10.

    Here are the economics on the film – nearly all the theaters are with AMC. WB has “4 wall” deals with them (allowing AMC to not renege on its industry commitment not to play VOD films under normal circumstances). That means WB pays AMC a rental charge for each screen it is on. I don’t know the figures, but it would be reasonable to guess they a paying somewhere around $5,000 per screen (it could be higher) for a cost of $1,350,000. WB then would keep 100% of the receipts (rather than splitting them with AMC). AMC gets the benefit of customers coming in and buying concessions with no cost to them except giving up the theater.

    So a gross of $10,000 average per theater would make this easily profitable for them, over and above their VOD income. This has far less advertising than a normal studio release.

    Roadside handled Arbitrage this way (4 wall/VOD). They grossed $2.7 million the first week in 199 theaters ($2.0 million for the weekend). That’s a good comparison.

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    I’m hoping this does well if only for it being a female-led film.
    I did enjoy the TV series. First season was really good. 

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