Random Thread for August 2017

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“The children start school now in August. They say it has to do with air-conditioning, but I know sadism when I see it.”
Rick Bragg, My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South

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  1. The Dark Tower actually has a lower fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes currently (15%) than the Chips remake. Yikes!

    Well, at least it’s got a higher RT than The Emoji Movie (currently ranked the 6th worst film of all time on IMDB).

  2. The Emoji Movie backlash is absurd, btw. It’s bad, but as I’ve said before – it’s not even the worst movie released by Sony’s animation division this year. People are going way over the top.

  3. Back on ‘The Dark Tower’, I notice that none other than our own Rob Hunter is one of the few Fresh ratings on the film and even his take is only mildly positive

    Also, this seems to just underline that Matthew McConaughey’s early 2010s renaissance has totally stalled.

  4. So Disney is pulling their new theatrical films from Netflix in 2019 (Disney/Pixar, Netflix is in negotiations to keep Star Wars and Marvel features) and the streaming service responds by poaching ABC’s biggest producer.

    This is going to be an interesting war. No doubt that losing those films hurts Netflix but ABC has entire weeknight of Shondaland programming. Massive blow.

  5. There will be no wide releases over Labor Day weekend (first time in 25 years!)

    Since that would make for a pretty anticlimactic Ageboc finale, I’m considering keeping things going until 9/8 and the release of IT.

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