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Cheney's Next Gig

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  1. IOIOIOI says:

    Officer: “They are singing Lord Beckett.”
    Lord Beckett[bemused]: “Oh snap.”

  2. Nicol D says:

    Well, at least on the bright side, his Q Score will definitely go up.
    Does he get a love scene with Keira?

  3. Change of subject. Not sure who votes in those polls on IMDb, but they have one today asking what September release people are most anticipating and the #1 atm is 3:10 to Yuma. Surprise?

  4. Tofu says:

    NEXT gig? How much booty does one have to pirate in order to be recognized as the greatest of them all?

  5. The Carpetmuncher says:

    Big Time!

  6. movielocke says:

    not too surprised 310 has Bale and Crowe, Walk the Line cachet and a ton of tv ads playing for the last two-three weeks. I mean noone knows Brave One, Eastern Promises, Across the Universe, Lust Caution, Darjeeling, Jesse James and Into the Wild are coming out at this point, the other big commercial film in September will probably be the Kingdom, but that’s at the end of the month, and the TV ads for it won’t gear up until the Saturday/Sunday football games at least.

  7. jeffmcm says:

    That poll is just registering name recognition and the fact that 3:10 comes out the first weekend of the month.

  8. movielocke says:

    Here’s an interesting thought, what films are going to open more than 30 million from September until December. How about more than 50 million?
    more than 30:
    310 to Yuma
    The Kingdom
    Heartbreak Kid
    Saw IV
    Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
    National Treasure
    Charlie Wilson’s War
    more than 50:
    American Gangster
    The Golden Compass
    I am Legend

  9. seenmyverite? says:

    Yes and somewhere, in a kinder, more just, wise and democratic alternate reality, Dubya, the current director of all those D.C. Pirates, has been replaced by Gore Verbinski…. or Bruckheimer…. or Mickey Mouse, or Minnie … or Daffy D- …oh, nevermind…

  10. Nicol D says:

    Don’t worry, in just a little over a year, you will have your Daffy Duck as president.

  11. jeffmcm says:

    So you mean Obama, because Daffy is black?
    I’m kidding.

  12. Nicol D says:

    Nicol shakes fist in air.
    “Why you!?!?”

  13. jeffmcm says:

    Well played.

  14. Cadavra says:

    Daffy Duck would certainly be a huge step up after Baby Huey.

  15. David Poland says:

    If Yuma or Rendition open to over 30 million dollars, you will have execs screwing in the hallways at those distributors. If they open to 30 combined it will be a feat.

  16. jeffmcm says:

    So here’s hoping it happens!

  17. Nicol D says:

    I’m really looking forward to Yuma as I love all of the talent involved but I’m thinking even a high teens opening would be a real stretch.
    I have no idea what the TV spots are like but I know of nobody that really wants to see it.

  18. anghus says:

    Rendition goes down in flames. Worst performance of Reese’s modern career.
    No one wants to see a film about the war on terror.
    I think the total box office between Kingdom and Rendition might be 60 million total.
    I just don’t see people running out to see these films unless they can market Kingdom as a military thriller and not a war on terror flick and hope it holds that way.
    The Rendition trailer had people laughing when it showed. Reese’s screaming at the end was met with assorted mockery and groans.

  19. Yeah, I don’t see Rendition or Yuma debuting to more than $20mil, let alone $30mil.
    Will $50mil worth of people come out to see a 3 hour gangster flick (American Gangster). Pedigree notwithstanding, that sounds like a stetch.

  20. Yeah, I don’t see Rendition or Yuma debuting to more than $20mil, let alone $30mil.
    Will $50mil worth of people come out to see a 3 hour gangster flick (American Gangster). Pedigree notwithstanding, that sounds like a stetch.

  21. aagh! My apologies. Sometimes this blog mocks me with it’s delayed reactions.

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