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July 31st, 2005


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bigbadchrisb
03:48 am - Mid-2005 Survey
Hello!

Thank you to everyone that has joined over the last month or so. I've been absent on LiveJournal for a while, so I haven't done much with anything. However, I suppose I should put up a post every now and then, just to justify paying for an account...

Anyway, seeing as we're past the halfway point of 2005, a mid-2005 movie survey is due. Enjoy!

MID-2005 MOVIE SURVEY! YAY!

1. Before Fantastic Four broke the streak, box office grosses were building up an admirable track record of underperforming from 2004. During the year, did you find yourself going to the movies more/less/about the same from previous years?

2. Why do you think the box office has been underperforming?

3. What are your three favorite movies from this year? (NOTE: Films from previous years that went into wide American release this year [such as Crash or Kung Fu Hustle] may be considered.)

4. What do you think is/are the worst movie(s) from this year?

5. Which movie(s) from this year are you looking foward to seeing? (That applies to films that have already been released, not upcoming movies.)

6. Which upcoming movies are you looking forward to?

7. Which performances from films released during the year have stood out the most for you?

8. Have you seen any of the big summer blockbusters? If so, did they stand up to the hype? (Examples include: Star Wars Episode III, Batman Begins, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, War of the Worlds, etc.)

9. Did you dread seeing any movies from the year, only to have them turn out to be better than you expected?

10. On the whole, would you say that 2005 has been a good year for movies?
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From:bigbadchrisb
Date:July 31st, 2005 08:40 am (UTC)
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And I'll do the first comment...

1. Before Fantastic Four broke the streak, box office grosses were building up an admirable track record of underperforming from 2004. During the year, did you find yourself going to the movies more/less/about the same from previous years?

More, actually.

2. Why do you think the box office has been underperforming?

Well, frankly, there hasn't been that much for the average moviegoer to be excited about. I've enjoyed most of what I've seen this year, but most of the movies being released are sequels, remakes, adaptations or out and out rip-offs. Also keeping in mind that ticket prices keep getting higher and higher, it's not worth paying $9.50 to see Bewitched when I can see it on TV for free.

Going to the movies is a pain in the arse itself, too. People are usually rude and talk very loudly through the film. Bored teenagers cackle at the film. Parents bring their young children to movies, no matter what they're rated. And then there's the painstaking choice of dealing with the pain of a full bladder or missing part of the movie to go to the restroom.

Sometimes, it's better just to stay at home with a DVD...

3. What are your three favorite movies from this year?

Sin City, Batman Begins and Crash

4. What do you think is/are the worst movie(s) from this year?

Boogeyman and White Noise

5. Which movie(s) from this year are you looking foward to seeing? (That applies to films that have already been released, not upcoming movies.)

War of the Worlds, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and The Island

6. Which upcoming movies are you looking forward to?

Red Eye, Corpse Bride, Saw II, The History of Violence, Sick in the Head and possibly King Kong (with apologies to sinful_dwarf).

7. Which performances from films released during the year have stood out the most for you?

Christian Bale in Batman Begins; Bruce Willis, Clive Owen and Mickey Rourke in Sin City; Dakota Fanning in Hide & Seek; Brad Pitt in Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Oh, can't forget Hayden Christiansen in Star Wars Episode III. Actually, I probably should try to...

8. Have you seen any of the big summer blockbusters? If so, did they stand up to the hype? (Examples include: Star Wars Episode III, Batman Begins, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, War of the Worlds, etc.)

I've seen Star Wars and Batman Begins, which were both excellent (although the latter was VERY much more so).

9. Did you dread seeing any movies from the year, only to have them turn out to be better than you expected?

Cursed had its problems, but was a fairly enjoyable little horror film. Elektra got scathing reviews, but I thought it was great fun. I was afraid that Sahara would be a giant bore, but it actually turned out to be quite exciting and funny.

10. On the whole, would you say that 2005 has been a good year for movies?

Yes, I've seen a lot of movies and enjoyed most of them, and the summer blockbusters have measured up well. Hopefully the rest of the year will hold up strong.
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From:sinful_dwarf
Date:August 1st, 2005 01:49 am (UTC)
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1. Before Fantastic Four broke the streak, box office grosses were building up an admirable track record of underperforming from 2004. During the year, did you find yourself going to the movies more/less/about the same from previous years?
Less I think. Not that I went much last year either, due to it being quite way to the nearest cinema.

2. Why do you think the box office has been underperforming?
I would say because so many of the films have been shit, but quality doesn't seem to affect how succesful a film is, so I'll just say DVD's, and people having better wquipment to watch them on.
Not just the obvious benefits to watching the films at home, and having extras, etc. but more and more films seem to be getting cut down for a PG-13 rating, then getting released uncut on DVD.

3. What are your three favorite movies from this year?
"Batman Begins" "Unleashed" and "Cursed". I think.

4. What do you think is/are the worst movie(s) from this year?
"Not Dead Enough", by far.
The worst to get a cinematic release would probably be "Boggeyman".
Gah, both horror films. I feel guilty now.

5. Which movie(s) from this year are you looking foward to seeing? (That applies to films that have already been released, not upcoming movies.)
"The Devils Rejects", "Land of the Dead", "The Descent" and another one that I've forgotten, that film about pigeons that Ricky Gervais's voice is in, Doberman.

6. Which upcoming movies are you looking forward to?
Sick in the Head, Red Eye, The History of Violence, Rambo 4, Megasnake, Komodo vs. Cobra, Saw 2 : Hacksaw,

7. Which performances from films released during the year have stood out the most for you?
That woman from "Not Dead Enough".

8. Have you seen any of the big summer blockbusters? If so, did they stand up to the hype? (Examples include: Star Wars Episode III, Batman Begins, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, War of the Worlds, etc.)
Thank you for explaining what a big summer blockbuster is. I have seen "Batman Begins", and thought it was splendid.

9. Did you dread seeing any movies from the year, only to have them turn out to be better than you expected?
No. I wouldn't go and see a film if I didn't think it would be good.
Cursed was much better than I expected though.

10. On the whole, would you say that 2005 has been a good year for movies?
No, I certainly wouldn't.
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From:sinful_dwarf
Date:August 1st, 2005 01:49 am (UTC)
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Oh for fucks sake, I've buggered the HTML. Sorry.
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Date:October 18th, 2006 05:49 am (UTC)
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