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Postby Ray » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:14 pm

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Some theaters are pushing back against Disney’s demands by refusing to show The Last Jedi. The article lists Disney’s terms as follows. Those terms include the fact that Disney will receive 65% of revenue from ticket sales, the highest percentage a Hollywood studio has ever demanded. They’re also forcing theaters to screen the film in their largest auditorium for at least four weeks. For previous Star Wars movies, the studio has required 64% of the revenue from ticket sales and four-week commitments, but typical Disney movies only require a two-week commitment.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:15 pm

Huh. I wonder why Disney’s only demanding that with Star Wars.

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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:27 pm

FreakyFilmFan4ever wrote:Huh. I wonder why Disney’s only demanding that with Star Wars.

If I had to guess... for the $$$$$$$$ :money:
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:52 pm

Well, Disney has been allowed to monopolize things on the blockbuster level so much so that they're now at "Fuck You Levels" when it comes to everything.

Disney refused to screen Thor: Ragnarok for the LA Times because of their very fair coverage in how the corporation is fucking over the city of Anaheim, where Disneyland is based (it's bad). Now Disney is refusing LA Times reporters & critics from any screenings of their upcoming movies - which also happens to include a Pixar & Star Wars movie - thus preventing the LA Times from having a review ready for release. Cause by Disney's logic it's all "who cares, this only hurts the paper, 'dem fucking rubes are gonna pay to see the new Star Wars or Marvel no matter what it is."

Ah well. It's not like Disney CEO Bob Iger has an averse relationship with the press (he does) & is thinking about making a run for a political office at some point after leaving Disney in 2019 (he totally is).

(Of course the big issue here is Disney retaliating to a piece of legitimate journalism... that's not good.)

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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:32 pm

Well if you don't cut off the bad behavior early, it will continue to get worse and worse. And they're retaliating that hard to fair (and I presume honest and fact-checked) journalism?

And does the studio really need that much back from ticket sales? It's a Star Wars movie, they're already guaranteed a king's ransom in cash at a more reasonable level so that the theaters can function and not close because of income. I wonder when Disney will be "too big to fail" like all those banks way back when.
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Postby Sachi » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:07 pm

They can get away with it precisely because it's Star Wars. The geniuses.
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Postby Ray » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:21 pm

Disney refused to screen Thor: Ragnarok for the LA Times because of their very fair coverage in how the corporation is fucking over the city of Anaheim, where Disneyland is based (it's bad).


As someone who used to live in Anaheim. This is 100% true. Less than a hundred miles from Anaheim is a literal TENT CITY.

Ah well. It's not like Disney CEO Bob Iger has an averse relationship with the press (he does) & is thinking about making a run for a political office at some point after leaving Disney in 2019 (he totally is).


Well. . . Fuck me. :lastresort: If I have to live through ANOTHER shitshow election year with a crappy celebrity candidate. . .
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:32 am

Hahaha! And everyone claims that Hollywood is full of liberal Democrats, despite the fact that almost every politician who came out of Hollywood ran as a Republican and was voted into office by conservatives. (Regan, Schwarzenegger, Trump...)

Anywho... I'm probably going to see Thor Ragnorok this weekend. The new SW trailer will probably play before it. (I haven't seen it online because I was too busy basking in the afterglow of Blade Runner 2049-- GOD-DAMNthatmoviewasawesome.) I'll see what all the unfortunate hype is all about then.

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Postby Joseki » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:29 pm

A new trilogy entirely directed by Johnson has been announced. Star Wars will get boring soon for me I think.

EDIT: they also announced a TV series.

Waiting 5 years for any kind of news about Shin Eva feels so much better now, the other side of the spectrum is just sad.
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Postby Guy Nacks » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:03 pm

Here's the announcement:

http://www.starwars.com/news/rian-johnson-writer-director-of-star-wars-the-last-jedi-to-create-all-new-star-wars-trilogy

I mean...holy shit. They must have tremendous confidence in TLJ for them to give him this deal. Him finishing the film months before the release date and having a particularly smooth production process probably helped too.
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Postby Chuckman » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:35 pm

So it's a trilogy removed from the "main" story? Neat.

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Postby Sachi » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:48 pm

I'm all on board for more Rian Johnson Star Wars, but a whole trilogy? Wow, that's ambitious. If he's overseeing all three, I have confidence it'll be good. We shall see.
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