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    'Grindhouse' rubbed out of top 3

    'Blades of Glory' & 'Meet The Robinsons' take 1 & 2 again,
    while Ice Cube freezes out The Weinsteins for third place

    Bob and Harvey Weinstein plan to retool their film's marketing and publicity to court moviegoers in other markets to replicate the reception received in Los Angeles and New York. This week they'll face new films flooding theatres such as DreamWorks' 'Disturbia', 'Perfect Stranger' with Bruce Willis and Halle Berry and 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters'.

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    Did 'Grindhouse' rub the wrong way?
    http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/...analysis_N.htm

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    Re: 'Grindhouse' rubbed out of top 3

    Films From the Weinsteins Falter, but the Brothers Stay Focused

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    From left, Robert Rodriguez, Harvey Weinstein, Quentin Tarantino and Bob Weinstein at the premiere of “Grindhouse.”

    By MICHAEL CIEPLY
    The New York Times
    Published: April 12, 2007

    LOS ANGELES, April 11 — As last weekend’s box-office take for the heavily promoted “Grindhouse” tumbled in at just $11.6 million, a chilly realization came with the numbers: Not all is well with the Weinstein Company.


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    A scene from “Death Proof,” part of “Grindhouse.”

    Indeed, the namesake entertainment boutique founded by Bob and Harvey Weinstein as they acrimoniously left Miramax and the Walt Disney Company two years ago has seen its highly visible movie operation suffer humiliations that might have sunk a less tenacious start-up.

    Marquee filmmakers like Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, with “Grindhouse,” and Anthony Minghella, with “Breaking and Entering,” have tanked. Michael Moore has yet to unveil “Fahrenheit 9/11.5” and “Sicko,” a pair of films that were supposed to yield tens of millions of dollars in profit by now.

    Meanwhile, “Factory Girl” and “Shut Up and Sing” had plenty of media sizzle as last year’s awards season got going, but they missed the Oscars and sold barely $3 million in tickets between them.

    “It could be better, obviously,” said Bob Weinstein, speaking by telephone from New York. “Our drive and ambition are to be better than perhaps we’ve been.”

    Yet Mr. Weinstein was also markedly buoyant, insisting that the ministudio had not so much failed in its aims as succeeded in ways not widely understood. If “Grindhouse” had people asking “ ‘Wow, what’s going on with the Weinstein Company?’ ” he said, “I’ll use the opportunity to say, ‘Wow, the kids are all right.’ ”

    More to the point, Mr. Weinstein described a strategic shift that, only shortly after its birth, began transforming the Weinstein Company. Instead of acting as a minor league film producer and distributor, exposed to market risk and filmmaker whims, the brothers are trying to create a somewhat less minor media conglomerate, one that may be equipped to survive the vicissitudes of show business.
    Mr. Weinstein said his company has sufficient financing and does not expect to recapitalize itself soon, despite widespread talk in the film industry that new money would be needed to maintain a release schedule that is still reckoned at 15 to 20 theatrical films a year.

    He also pointed to bright spots in the box-office record, which, by his tally, added up to $311 million in ticket sales last year. “Scary Movie 4,” split with Disney, took in nearly $180 million in worldwide ticket sales last year. And “Hoodwinked,” he noted, cost the company less than $10 million, and far exceeded expectations when it took in $100 million at the global box office, showing a path toward success in animation, where the brothers had never been a presence.
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    Re: 'Grindhouse' rubbed out of top 3

    Should I be celebrating the demise of this film?

    (I'm sorry... Quentin Taratino just continues to be one of the most over-rated directors in cinema history. And a bad director, period. It's his fault that Uma Thurman keeps having a career!!!)
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    Re: 'Grindhouse' rubbed out of top 3

    Quote Originally Posted by FrumiousBoojum View Post
    Should I be celebrating the demise of this film?

    (I'm sorry... Quentin Taratino just continues to be one of the most over-rated directors in cinema history. And a bad director, period. It's his fault that Uma Thurman keeps having a career!!!)
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I can't believe I have found someone who shares my opinion of this guy. Open the champagne and I'll drink a toast with you to celebrate!
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    Re: 'Grindhouse' rubbed out of top 3

    Well, I really liked this movie set. Just wish they would sell the soundtracks together!!!

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    Re: 'Grindhouse' rubbed out of top 3

    Quote Originally Posted by evilqueenrocks View Post
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I can't believe I have found someone who shares my opinion of this guy. Open the champagne and I'll drink a toast with you to celebrate!
    I liked him in Little Nicky. It was so fun watching him get beat to death through the entire film!
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    Re: 'Grindhouse' rubbed out of top 3

    Deathproof (QT's half of the film) was certainly the lesser half in my opinion. But overall the spectacle was at least mildly enjoyable. Perhaps it would have done better if they rolled it out differently? I dunno. I'm a consumer not a distributor



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    Quote Originally Posted by Westley View Post
    Deathproof (QT's half of the film) was certainly the lesser half in my opinion. But overall the spectacle was at least mildly enjoyable. Perhaps it would have done better if they rolled it out differently? I dunno. I'm a consumer not a distributor
    That's true. I seemed to have less emotion for that one than the zombie one Robert Rodriguez directed. That one I closed my eyes in disgust and laughed! Usually at the same time!

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    Re: 'Grindhouse' rubbed out of top 3

    Quote Originally Posted by evilqueenrocks View Post
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I can't believe I have found someone who shares my opinion of this guy. Open the champagne and I'll drink a toast with you to celebrate!
    You aren't alone, I am not a fan of his either. I did like From Dusk til Dawn with George Clooney but that's about it. LOL

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    Re: 'Grindhouse' rubbed out of top 3

    Quote Originally Posted by SummerInFL View Post
    You aren't alone, I am not a fan of his either. I did like From Dusk til Dawn with George Clooney but that's about it. LOL
    Robert Rodriguez directed that film (as well as the first movie from Grindhouse, Planet Terror, right?). Quentin only co-starred with Clooney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SummerInFL View Post
    I did like From Dusk til Dawn with George Clooney but that's about it. LOL
    That was a big disappointment for me. It sounded like it had such a great premise... I liked the idea of a sort of vampire western.

    And then I watched it. It looked like a made for TV movie. And not one of the good ones.

    I guess I'm just too picky about my vampire movies and hated it because of the ludicrous vampires in that movie.
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    Re: 'Grindhouse' rubbed out of top 3

    Quote Originally Posted by FrumiousBoojum View Post
    That was a big disappointment for me. It sounded like it had such a great premise... I liked the idea of a sort of vampire western.

    And then I watched it. It looked like a made for TV movie. And not one of the good ones.

    I guess I'm just too picky about my vampire movies and hated it because of the ludicrous vampires in that movie.
    I enjoyed watching Salma Hayek's character vampire get killed off though!

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    Re: 'Grindhouse' rubbed out of top 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Experiment626 View Post
    Robert Rodriguez directed that film (as well as the first movie from Grindhouse, Planet Terror, right?). Quentin only co-starred with Clooney.
    Ah, well then. I figured with all the blood, guts and gore and language and nudity and.. you get the idea, that it was a Tarantino film.


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    Re: 'Grindhouse' rubbed out of top 3

    Quote Originally Posted by SummerInFL View Post
    Ah, well then. I figured with all the blood, guts and gore and language and nudity and.. you get the idea, that it was a Tarantino film.

    I know I haven't seen all of Tarantino's films but how many are really bloody and ghorry? I think that Robert Rodriguez tends to have more of the subjects you mentioned, blood, guts, gore, language, and nudity. Quentin definetly has language though and violence but RR reigns over all of these over QT. Look at all those Desperado movies and then he goes and does Spy Kids films!

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    Re: 'Grindhouse' rubbed out of top 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Experiment626 View Post
    Robert Rodriguez directed that film (as well as the first movie from Grindhouse, Planet Terror, right?). Quentin only co-starred with Clooney.
    Robert directed the film, Tarantino wrote the screenplay from someone else's original story. The film was made fast and during Clooney's residency at 'E.R.'. There is a very funny documentary on the making of the film called, 'Full Tilt Boogie'.
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