Monday, July 25, 2011

Link roundup

1. I thought Captain America was terrific. Deadline has some interesting news:

But now I'm tipped by exhibitors that Paramount is splitting its 3D screens for Captain America with Transformers 3, giving all but the last show and one afternoon show to the robots. "I've never seen a studio do something like this to one of its tentpole pics on its opening weekend," the exhibition exec told me. Then again, Paramount owns the Transformers franchise and is only distributing Captain America whose future franchise releases will soon move to Marvel's new owner Disney. Follow the money, folks.

There's always been a question mark whether Captain America would do well overseas because of its jingoistic title. That's why, in just a few territories, it's being renamed The First Avenger.
2. Wow, I haven't liked anything I saw until now, but still, /Film says Cowboys & Aliens is horrible.

3. The BBTS has the newly announced DC Universe Classic series 20 for preorder.

6 comments:

  1. It's funny because I wasn't that interested in Cowboys n Aliens either, but this made me interested in seeing it.

    http://io9.com/5824187/cowboys-and-aliens-will-blow-you-away-and-make-you-cry

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  2. It's curious that the Sinestro figure in that last wave of DCUC for retail hasn't shown up in any photos yet.

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  3. Cowboys and Aliens looked okay to me, UNTIL I started noticing that every time I went to the theatre, they were showing a trailer for it.

    And they've been playing trailers since the NBA Playoffs in May...

    It feels like they're trying way too hard to promote it.

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  4. A friend of mine saw an early screening of Cowboys and Aliens and he LOVED it. Said it was his favorite film all summer. I'm going with his opinion, rather than some uptight film blogger.

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  5. I saw a screening of it last night. It wasn't horrible or anything, but I am glad I didn't drop 26 bucks for me and my girl to see it.

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  6. Yeah I've heard good things about it.

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