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Sharknado (spoilers)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cheesesteak, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. Jul 23, 2013 #81 of 159
    aaronwt

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    I thought the connection was the aggressive sharks swimming in swarms at the boat. Then the water spouts picked them up later in the movie.

    Anyway it sounds like the company that makes these movies is a good one to own. If they are making money on each movie they proiduce, that is more than the big movie studios can say about their movies. And in the end it's all about the bottom line.
     
  2. Jul 23, 2013 #82 of 159
    Bierboy

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    ...and therein lies the reason these films are unadulterated schtako...
     
  3. Jul 23, 2013 #83 of 159
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Then again, a well-run big studio will make enough money on the movies that win to more than cover their losses on the ones that don't. And the kind of profit we're talking about for a single big studio movie is more than Asylum will see in its entire existence.

    The downside, of course, is that if a big studio has a long-enough losing streak, it can lose astonishing amounts of money (as opposed to the astonishing amounts of money they "lose" on every movie they make, through creative accounting practices).
     
  4. Jul 23, 2013 #84 of 159
    Hoffer

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    Yeah, take Disney. John Carter and The Lone Ranger are thought of as huge failures. Losing millions of dollars. Disney is still making buckets of money on their other films. Granted Disney probably can't have a huge lose every year for the next 10-20 years, or maybe they could.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2013 #85 of 159
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Plus John Carter didn't actually lose all that much money in the real world. They wrote off all its expenses against its first quarter earnings, but it kept earning money after that (a fair amount in the international and DVD markets). Which was no doubt written off against expenses on other movies.

    It probably never broke even, but it also probably wasn't any kind of company-threatening disaster, no matter how bad they made it look on paper.

    Remember, Lord of the Rings never "made a profit." Nor did the Babylon 5 DVDs, with half a billion in sales.

    I suspect Asylum doesn't have access to that kind of revenue-twisting, which explains why it can afford to make a profit on its movies. :D
     
  6. Jul 23, 2013 #86 of 159
    Bierboy

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    I don't think this has been posted, but, for those who don't want to sit through the whole thing, here's two minutes of AWESOMENESS...
     
  7. Jul 24, 2013 #87 of 159
    betts4

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    That was great! I have NOT seen Sharknado and really love that they did this for those that haven't. What fun! In fact, I don't know if I could watch the whole thing, but the short version made me laugh.
     
  8. Jul 25, 2013 #88 of 159
    sieglinde

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    It evidently is on On Demand. My criteria for a movie like this was did I get bored. Nope. Felt sorry for the sharks who in real life would have died rather quickly and if surviving the tornado, would have been thrashing around but not actively trying to feed. :)
     
  9. Jul 25, 2013 #89 of 159
    janry

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    I've seen worse movies.
     
  10. Jul 25, 2013 #90 of 159
    cheerdude

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    Next Friday, Regal Cinemas is doing a midnight showing
     
  11. Jul 25, 2013 #91 of 159
    Rob Helmerichs

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    But you would never PAY for a movie of that quality. NOBODY would!
    Never mind.
     
  12. Jul 25, 2013 #92 of 159
    Hoffer

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    It might be fun to watch the movie in the theater full of people.

    I'm not going. Even if it was during an hour that I'm not asleep. :)
     
  13. Jul 25, 2013 #93 of 159
    aaronwt

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    It's coming out DVD and BD. So someone will be buying it. They wouldn't release it on disc if they thought no one would buy it.
     
  14. Jul 25, 2013 #94 of 159
    janry

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    Jackass: The Movie
     
  15. Jul 25, 2013 #95 of 159
    cheesesteak

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    I certainly wouldn't pay to see it again.
     
  16. Jul 25, 2013 #96 of 159
    aaronwt

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    Those three movies took in five times to more than twelve times what they cost to make. They were highly profitable. I would never have seen them in the theater but I did rent them.
     
  17. Jul 25, 2013 #97 of 159
    janry

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    I guess it depends upon your definition of quality.
     
  18. Jul 25, 2013 #98 of 159
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    I've never seen any of these movies, but wasn't it Richard Roeper who gave at least one of them a very high review? (Argh, I instinctively wanted to say Gene Siskel, but that movie came out several years after he died.)
     
  19. Jul 27, 2013 #99 of 159
    Beryl

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    Dumbest movie I sat through in many years but I don't regret it. It goes down better with adult beverages.
    It was worth seeing a girl and guy getting swallowed by the same shark, come out alive, and girl's fake lashes remain perfectly in place. Main star's lip gloss lasted throughput the ordeal. I need those cosmetics.
     
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