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  • #31
    lo. Colour me surprised lol. I thought this was going to be a throw away movie...you know the type that has all the big names but then flops?? Good for all the buzz! I'd love to see Jen get some nominations at least.

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    • #32
      First RT review and it's fresh

      Yes, Lopez is THAT good.

      Jennifer Lopez launches her Oscar bid in Hustlers, a gritty ensemble drama based on an article in New York Magazine about strippers who took back their autonomy by drugging and robbing clients. I know, weird heroines. The girls are Constance Wu, Keke Palmer and Lili Reinhart with side hustles from Cardi B (who helped the develop the story as a former stripper) and the awesome Lizzo. Produced by Lopez, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. And yes, Lopez is THAT good. In theatres next week.
      https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hustlers_2019

      Go Queen
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      Don't think anything will ever taste the same
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      • #33
        She deserves every award just for her devotion

        Last edited by NoAngel; Fri September 6th, 2019, 20:54.
        When we lose what we love
        Don't think anything will ever taste the same
        When we lose what we love
        Don't think anything will ever feel as good again

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        • #34
          Box office prediction update:

          US only.
          9/13/2019 Hustlers
          First weekend : $28,500,000
          Domestic total forecast : $77,000,000
          https://www.boxofficepro.com/long-ra...-joker-update/

          wow, they keep going up, hopefully it can cross 30 min first weekend. Another success for Miss Lopez ? yes, please.

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          • #35
            YAS QUEEN Welcome back Actress-Lo

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            When we lose what we love
            Don't think anything will ever feel as good again

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            • #36
              Even her biggest hater Roger Friedman had to acknowledge her performance

              When we lose what we love
              Don't think anything will ever taste the same
              When we lose what we love
              Don't think anything will ever feel as good again

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              • #37
                Hustlers ain't gonna get no Oscar nominations!

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                • #38
                  Jennifer Lopez is a star reborn in ‘Hustlers,’ a smart, bracing tale of strippers turned grifters

                  By JUSTIN CHANGFILM CRITIC
                  SEP. 8, 2019

                  1:30 PM TORONTO —

                  The movies have rarely done right by Jennifer Lopez, but the brashly entertaining “Hustlers” isn’t just the exception that proves the rule; it reconfigures her cinematic image with such brazen intelligence and purpose that it seems determined to make up for lost time. As Ramona, a one-woman supernova who reigns over a New York strip club, Lopez gives her most electrifying screen performance since “Out of Sight,” slipping the movie into her nonexistent pocket from the moment she strides out onto a neon-lighted stage in a rhinestone bodysuit.

                  (...)

                  You can’t take your eyes off Lopez, not just because she’s beautiful but also because her beauty has so many bittersweet dimensions: This is a part that required a diva, a movie star, but one who’d seen her share of frustration and failure. The role of Ramona especially resonates in the hands of a mega-watt celebrity whose own physical attributes have been mocked and exaggerated in gross disproportion to her talent.
                  https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...jennifer-lopez

                  There’s Never Been A Movie Quite Like Hustlers Before
                  Anne Cohen
                  September 8, 2019, 8:00 AM

                  (...)

                  Hustlers’ selling point may be its dazzling ensemble cast — Lizzo, Cardi B., Trace Lysette, Keke Palmer and Lili Reinhart co-star, among others — but Lopez and Wu are undoubtedly its power-center. The former is mesmerizingly good, doling out catch-phrases and advice like a protective den mother. Ramona is the kind of person everyone naturally gravitates towards, like sunflowers bending towards the sun, quickly wilting once she loses interest. She’s wild and maternal, loving and fierce, protective, and dangerous. It’s the role Lopez was born to play, and if the Academy has any sense, there’ll be some Oscar chatter in her future.
                  https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/201...z-constance-wu


                  Jennifer Lopez reminds the world of her white hot star wattage in this lapdancing Robin Hood caper film.

                  (...) Lopez commands the screen by being her confidence-exuding Jenny-from-the-block self, so superhumanly charismatic that she may as well be hovering a few inches above the ground.
                  https://lwlies.com/reviews/hustlers/


                  TIFF Film Review: J. Lo and Constance Wu Take on Crime Genre in Empowering “Hustlers”

                  Thanks to the emotional staying power of the feminine perspective and a career-high performance by Jennifer Lopez, “Hustlers” is proof that the ladies can be just as naughty as the fellas, and equally if not more likable.

                  Posted by J. Don Birnam | Sep 8, 2019 | Film Reviews

                  Grade: A-
                  http://splashreport.com/tiff-film-review-j-lo-hustlers/


                  ‘Hustlers’ Is Fascinating, Fabulous and Fun: Read the Early Review!

                  3.5 stars (out of 4)

                  Hustlers is a fascinating true story dramedy about a group of enterprising exotic dancers in New York City that band together and swindle Wall Street sleaze balls out of money. There’s a valuable lesson in here, as these degraded women get too greedy in their quest to topple the patriarchy and achieve the American dream. But first, I must talk about the Jennifer Lopez and the pole dancing.

                  Her skills are so jaw-dropping fabulous that if this were an Olympic sport, she’d win gold. First she slithers around the pole with rattlesnake-like smoothness and then she spins around it as if she’s water circling a drain. There will be more important scenes on a big screen this year, but none will be as flat-out awe-inspiring as the one which her character, Ramona, effortlessly shows her protégé (Constance Wu Opens a New Window. ) all her moves, using cute nicknames like “The Peter Pan,” “The Martini” and “The Tabletop.” Ever the consummate and ageless performer, Lopez has found her signature role playing a tough-talking, stiletto-strutting instigator of a crew of enterprising strippers. These ladies did break the law, but you can’t blame them for following the leader.

                  (...)

                  Even at her most sinister, she’s sympathetic — and it’s a testament to Lopez’s acting abilities that she gives this glamorous diva a heroic edge.

                  (...)
                  https://www.usmagazine.com/entertain...ce-wu-work-it/

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                  • #39
                    The acclaim JLo is getting, i-
                    I'm so so happy for her.

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                    • #40
                      I’m excited for her.
                      And finally some long due acclaim for Jennifer.

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                      • #41
                        Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus

                        Led by a command performance from Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers is a uniquely empowering heist drama with depth and intelligence to match its striking visual appeal.
                        It's at 96% currently

                        Hustlers First Reviews: Jennifer Lopez Is Oscar-Worthy in the Surprise Hit of the Toronto International Film Fest
                        Critics are calling Hustlers a thrilling, smart, and empowering crowdpleaser that plays like "Scorsese in stilettos."


                        It’s been a while since Jennifer Lopez has generated Oscar buzz, so the kind of praise we’re seeing for the actress out of the Toronto International Film Festival may surprising at first. But her performance in Hustlers (2019) 96% is the talk of the town following its premiere Saturday night. Fortunately, the movie itself is getting positive reviews overall, too. The first batch of reviews from the festival note that this crime drama, adapted from a New York magazine article about a group of NYC strippers with a more-than-entrepreneurial streak, is not what it looks like based on the advertising. Hustlers is a classic underdog story and an award season crowdpleaser through and through. Its inspirations are far more Scorsese than Showgirls.

                        Here’s what critics are saying about Hustlers:
                        Wow, so the movie is better than expected?

                        “Everything you’ve seen so far is what is known as a ‘cheat’ in the marketing business…[this] is much deeper than all that glitters on the surface.” – Gregory Ellwood, The Playlist

                        “Hustlers is a lot smarter than it initially looks.” – Stephen Whitty, Screen International

                        “Hustlers is never anything less than energetic, freight-train-fast, and impeccably plotted…it’s also a welcome twist on the crime thriller genre and the ripped-from-the-headlines, can-you-believe-this-is real drama.” – Kate Erbland, IndieWire

                        “There are so many immediate pleasures and vicarious thrills to be had in Hustlers, a giddy, gaudy blast of a movie.” – Benjamin Lee, Guardian

                        We’re hearing Goodfellas comparisons: True?

                        “An incisive commentary on women in the workplace…surprisingly enough, it shares cinematic DNA with the 1981 juggernaut 9 to 5.” – Beandrea July, Hollywood Reporter

                        “[It] does for a gang of New Yawk bad girls what Goodfellas did for the mob…adapted by writer-director Lorene Scafaria at her most Scorsese.” – Peter Debruge, Variety

                        “Scorsese in stilettos, Goodfellas slathered in frosty lip gloss and body glitter, this is a must-see Girl’s Night Out movie.” – Courtney Howard, Fresh Fiction

                        “Scafaria’s direction is equally confident [with] an opening that’s Martin Scorsese by way of Paul Thomas Anderson.” Stephen Whitty, Screen International

                        “Hustlers soon blossoms into the kind of snappy sendup producer Adam McKay might make, with a deft and definite feminine touch.” – Kate Erbland, IndieWire

                        “Hustlers is a crowdpleaser to its core.” – Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm
                        Is it empowering?

                        “Many filmmakers will say their film tackles female empowerment, but few do the legwork to make [it] an integral and authentic part of the story. Scafaria accomplishes that.” – Gregory Ellwood, The Playlist

                        “This slyly feminist movie pushes empowerment, too; it’s a film about being in control, not losing it.” – Stephen Whitty, Screen International

                        “Scafaria validates her heroines from the start by focusing on them as women whose internal struggles and friendships with each other are far more interesting than their obvious physical allure.” – Beandrea July, Hollywood Reporter

                        “Hustlers represents an acrobatic celebration of unbridled femininity, in which liberated ladies take full advantage of the power they hold over men.” – Peter Debruge, Variety

                        “[Scafaria] re-contextualizes the way women’s bodies are looked at by almost completely ignoring the men in the room…Scafaria’s camera adopts the perspective of the women in the club, admiring the strength and athleticism of the work.”- Esther Zuckerman, Thrillist

                        “The film is so eager to double down on its messages of female empowerment that it ignores any of the seedy kitchen-sink realism that the beginning of the film gestures at.” – Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm

                        J-Lo’s best performance to date?

                        “Not enough can be written about how stunning Lopez is in perhaps her best performance to date.” – Beandrea July, Hollywood Reporter

                        “It’s the sort of role that only a true movie star could pull off, so much of it reliant on a rare, intoxicating magnetism.” – Benjamin Lee, Guardian

                        “Yes, Lopez is THAT good.” – Anne Brodie, What She Said
                        Wait, J-Lo is Oscar-level good?

                        “A full-force performance from Jennifer Lopez [is] genuinely deserving of awards consideration.” – Kate Erbland, IndieWire

                        “Awards attention would be deserved but a far greater result would be a more expansive set of roles in her future.” – Benjamin Lee, Guardian

                        “Scafaria assists by coaxing a performance out of Lopez that is so unexpectedly grounded and moving you’ll be walking out of the theater praying she doesn’t have to wait another 22 years to showcase her rich, dramatic talents again.” – Gregory Ellwood, The Playlist

                        How is the rest of the cast?

                        “[Constance] Wu, who broke out with…a rather flat and charmless turn in Crazy Rich Asians, is far more effective here, slickly switching between vulnerable and manipulative.” – Benjamin Lee, Guardian

                        “[Lopez is] matched excellently by Wu…she wavers between wryness, exhaustion, and affinity for the person who becomes her business partner and close friend.” – Esther Zuckerman, Thrillist

                        “Cardi B’s relegated to a few early scenes and then shuffled offstage for the remainder of its running time..but boy, does she own the screen when she’s on.” – Sara Stewart, New York Post

                        Does the movie have any problems?

                        “As the plan falls apart, Scafaria’s film almost follows…but it’s a brief dip.” – Benjamin Lee, Guardian

                        “It runs out of steam early on…there is nobody to root for here, an issue that leads to checking one’s watch midway through the show. ” – Sara Stewart, New York Post

                        “There’s an unnecessary wrap-around device…that lacks the innovation that Scafaria’s subjects have in spades.” – Courtney Howard, Fresh Fiction

                        “A number of the narrative transitions are wonky, some characters feel a bit too disposable, there is one particular reshoot that is glaringly noticeable…” – Gregory Ellwood, The Playlist

                        “Scafaria’s script is missing some of the edges of her earlier films…this picture feels a little too polished, a little safe…” – Stephen Whitty, Screen International

                        Should we pop a bottle and make a night of it?

                        “This is a movie made to be experienced with an audience.” – Beandrea July, Hollywood Reporter
                        https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com...nto-film-fest/
                        When we lose what we love
                        Don't think anything will ever taste the same
                        When we lose what we love
                        Don't think anything will ever feel as good again

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                        • #42
                          The discrepancy between the user reviews and the critics reviews tho.

                          Misogynist Trump garbaj probably.
                          Originally posted by beredy
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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Goldmoney View Post
                            The discrepancy between the user reviews and the critics reviews tho.

                            Misogynist Trump garbaj probably.
                            Most of people who rated it on IMDB haven't seen the movie. There was only 1 public screening at ITFF last night. About the profile of those users you're probably right, but there are also Mariah (no offence) and Nicki Minaj stans who make campaign on social networks to bring it down. I don't know why IMDB allowed rating in the first place.
                            When we lose what we love
                            Don't think anything will ever taste the same
                            When we lose what we love
                            Don't think anything will ever feel as good again

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                            • #44
                              Lorene Scafaria's film portrays the desperation fueled by the '08 crash ... and the power of friendship


                              In Lopez’s best role since Enough, she brings the everyday diva to Ramona. She’s approachable, but not stoppable. Her clothes are the finest money can buy, she struts like a model with a fresh contract, but she isn’t cold. Her smile is luminous and makes her easy to approach. At the same time, crossing her would be a terrible mistake. Lopez and Wu are dynamic together. Their back and forth works when they’re fighting, when they’re figuring out how to best cook up their drug cocktail, and when they’re sitting around the Christmas table. Even the gaggle of women who join their crew feed into that energy, culminating in a wonderful ensemble. Rich in character portrayal and energy, the crew is wonderful to watch, even as they systematically destroy lives.

                              (...)

                              Together, the entire crew has created a funny, at times shocking, and heartfelt piece of art. Exceptional performances, an unbelievable story, and a soundtrack for the ages make for a viewing experience worth revisiting again and again.

                              http://www.pastemagazine.com/article...rs-review.html

                              Jennifer Lopez delivers the performance of her career in this crime drama about a group of strippers taking on Wall Street


                              Think ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ with strippers and you’ve got the premise of Lorene Scafaria’s surprising, gripping ‘Hustlers’. Constance Wu stars as Dorothy, aka ‘Destiny’, the new girl at a hot Manhattan gentlemen’s club. The wildly successful Ramona (Jennifer Lopez) takes Dorothy under her wing and shows her how to get ahead in exotic dancing. But after the 2008 financial crash, the pair and their friends resort to criminal means to keep the cash coming in.

                              This is a deeply feminist film, one where men are given less screentime than the cameoing Cardi B and Lizzo. These women are objectified by the world, though rarely by Scafaria’s camera. They use that fact to scam money and take revenge on Wall Street’s finest. Scafaria treats them as flawed, fractious characters and folk heroes, not sex dolls. She packs in some visual flourishes too, like a shaky cam shot of one of the crew’s walk of shame to her daughter’s school. It’s a reminder that there’s more at stake for these women than the ability to buy designer clothes

                              If Wu is compelling as Destiny, Lopez is magnetic as her savvy mentor. It’s her most authoritative role since ‘Out of Sight’. The plot, in contrast to the stars, sags in the middle and there are a few more celebratory hang-out scenes than we need, but the gang are so charismatic, it’s no great chore to spend extra time with them. Why, some people would pay thousands for just a few minutes.

                              By: Helen O’Hara

                              Posted: Tuesday September 10 2019
                              www.timeout.com/london/film/hustlers


                              Jennifer Lopez delivers one of her best performances in this true crime film.


                              9/10

                              [...]

                              On its face, this would be a perfectly serviceable story if it focused on the act of embezzling. But where the film elevates a potentially cliched Robin Hood story is in showcasing the bonds and motivations of the women, thanks to Scafaria’s one-two punch of script and direction. Behind the camera, Scafaria guides the scenes to avoid making the strip club look oversexed - not to say that the film is lacking in allure, but Scafaria approaches the performances with an artistic lens more than a voyeuristic one.

                              [...]

                              Both elements wouldn’t work without the right actors breathing life into these words. Constance Wu conveys the emotional weight needed to carry this story and serves as the conscience of the operation. But it’s Jennifer Lopez’s driven performance as Ramona that steers the ship. Deploying some of the best acting in her expansive career, Lopez is particularly inspiring as the gang’s ring leader – able to flip from considerate to cold on a dime. Wu and Lopez’s chemistry on screen is electric with a friendship that feels so genuine, you’re almost disappointed this bubble they’ve crafted isn’t real.
                              www.ign.com/articles/2019/09/10/hustlers-review


                              Hustlers Review: 5 STARS

                              Scafaria chooses to celebrate what makes women different over dwelling on what holds them back.


                              Struggling to make ends meet, inexperienced New York stripper Destiny (Constance Wu) strikes up a friendship and profitable partnership with star dancer Ramona (Jennifer Lopez). When the recession hits, however, the pair concoct a decidedly more dangerous way to earn their money back at the expense of their clients.

                              Release Date
                              12 Sep 2019

                              Whether you’re a fan of her films or not, it’s undeniable that no-one commands a room quite like Jennifer Lopez. That self-made magnetism that has been finessed over years of performing still has the ability to seemingly slow down time, and writer-director Lorene Scafaria appreciates this more than anyone, rewarding such enigmatic energy with the role of a lifetime.

                              Make no mistake that Crazy Rich Asians heroine Constance Wu gets top billing for Hustlers — a con movie with all the slickness of a Steven Soderbergh thriller — and rightfully so as its pure-hearted protagonist. Yet from the moment Ramona straddles her pole under a waterfall of paper bills, it’s Lopez whose legacy is cemented in this film.

                              “Doesn’t money make you horny?” she coos afterwards to a stunned Destiny, cradling her earnings like a newborn. For the women working at Moves strip club, money is a shortcut to freedom at the expense of a society designed to hold them down. In the New York article that inspired Hustlers, journalist Jessica Pressler frames the women in a Robin Hood context, drugging and robbing Wall Street one creep at a time to afford a better life for themselves and their families at a time of financial disarray.

                              This modern band of merry men each come with their own calling card in the film, be it Cardi B’s signature cackle or Lizzo’s white pillowy pimp hat. Even Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart — who takes the hit as the quiet one so the bigger characters can thrive — turns in one of the best vomit scenes of the year, while Wu pairs her signature sweetness with a sharp entrepreneurial streak.

                              Their collective moxie is thrilling, and stoked by Ramona’s prowess allows them to run circles around their clientele, a rare, somewhat rewarding sight to behold until the moral scale is upended and the group’s dynamic rapidly unravels. Hustlers is also pleasingly aesthetically assured, switching from travelling, Birdman-like takes to crisp, fast cuts, all captured with a nocturnal neon tinge by cinematographer Todd Banhazl (who worked magic on Janelle Monáe’s visual album Dirty Computer).

                              Where Scafaria finds her strongest footing in a genre defined by the cutthroat dialogue of Soderbergh or even Scorsese, is in the welcome camaraderie conjured up between the film’s big narrative punches. There’s a joyful rhythm to the girls squabbling over chicken wings, or giggling through a drug-cooking montage that would make Walter White blush.

                              In giving her heist movie a heart without sacrificing the high-tension tropes of the genre, Scafaria chooses to celebrate what makes women different over dwelling on what holds them back. It’s the women in this film that summon its sparky, scrappy edge, who implore you to stick with them through the murkiest of times. And you’ll find yourself doing just that, time and time again.

                              A giddily entertaining homage to female power that illuminates bold ambition in its stars and director alike, Hustlers is the kind of era-defining film that Hollywood didn’t know it needed
                              www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/hustlers/

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                              • #45
                                Washington Post has the best quote

                                In a year of spectacular comebacks — from Brad Pitt and Renée Zellweger to Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy — none is as purely, sensationally pleasurable as Jennifer Lopez’s commanding lead performance in “Hustlers,”
                                https://www.washingtonpost.com/going...?noredirect=on

                                Up to 97% on RT with 29 reviews counted

                                OMG, I can't believe her talent is finally acknowledged again! This is one of the greatest Hollywood comebacks ever
                                When we lose what we love
                                Don't think anything will ever taste the same
                                When we lose what we love
                                Don't think anything will ever feel as good again

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                                • #46
                                  Originally posted by NoAngel View Post
                                  Most of people who rated it on IMDB haven't seen the movie. There was only 1 public screening at ITFF last night. About the profile of those users you're probably right, but there are also Mariah (no offence) and Nicki Minaj stans who make campaign on social networks to bring it down. I don't know why IMDB allowed rating in the first place.
                                  Pathetic. I can't believe people would invest their energy to try to bring someone down like that. This is a real case of haters gonna hate. As a Mariah fan I'm embarrassed although I don't doubt the same thing would happen the other way around.

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                                  • #47
                                    Originally posted by Hejira View Post
                                    Pathetic. I can't believe people would invest their energy to try to bring someone down like that. This is a real case of haters gonna hate. As a Mariah fan I'm embarrassed although I don't doubt the same thing would happen the other way around.
                                    I'm not sure JLo fans are that hard-core lol. I say this as a lamb. Sometimes we are a bit extra as a fambase....
                                    Love you like a love song!

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                                    • #48
                                      Originally posted by Hejira View Post
                                      Pathetic. I can't believe people would invest their energy to try to bring someone down like that. This is a real case of haters gonna hate. As a Mariah fan I'm embarrassed although I don't doubt the same thing would happen the other way around.
                                      I'm not sure JLo fans are that hard-core lol. I say this as a lamb. Sometimes we are a bit extra as a fanbase....
                                      Love you like a love song!

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                                      • #49
                                        I originally thought this looked quite basic but, after hearing reviews, I’ll have to go see it.

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                                        • #50
                                          Originally posted by BehindBreakaway View Post
                                          I'm not sure JLo fans are that hard-core lol. I say this as a lamb. Sometimes we are a bit extra as a fanbase....
                                          Truth. Often Imitated, Never Duplicated ...

                                          I hope Cardi isn't in this too much. I've seen her doing promo, and with what she has done to her face, I feel like it would be distracting. #SheTooPlastic

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                                          • #51
                                            I really want to see the movie. So happy about the raving reviews.
                                            Big.Big.Booty.

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                                            • #52
                                              I will have to check this out as well.

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                                              • #53
                                                Originally posted by WEBofDESIRE View Post
                                                Truth. Often Imitated, Never Duplicated ...

                                                I hope Cardi isn't in this too much. I've seen her doing promo, and with what she has done to her face, I feel like it would be distracting. #SheTooPlastic
                                                She's not. She's basically on cameo level
                                                When we lose what we love
                                                Don't think anything will ever taste the same
                                                When we lose what we love
                                                Don't think anything will ever feel as good again

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                                                • #54
                                                  My girl is not leaving without fight

                                                  When we lose what we love
                                                  Don't think anything will ever taste the same
                                                  When we lose what we love
                                                  Don't think anything will ever feel as good again

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                                                  • #55
                                                    And Shonda is such a stan of this! Love it!

                                                    When we lose what we love
                                                    Don't think anything will ever taste the same
                                                    When we lose what we love
                                                    Don't think anything will ever feel as good again

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                                                    • #56
                                                      Slay queen!
                                                      Cha Cha Instructor

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                                                      • #57
                                                        STXfilms’ Hustlers, as anticipated, is off to a fantastic start for the weekend with $2.5M. That’s a figure that’s higher than Universal’s Girls Trip ($1.7M), STX’s Bad Moms ($2M) and Paramount’s Rocketman ($2.3M).

                                                        The Jennifer Lopez-Constance Wu-Lili Reinhart pic, which was made for $20.7M before P&A, is expected to make at least $20M this weekend, with tracking and others betting Hustlers’ dance ends between $25M-$30M. The project was passed over by Annapurna roughly a year ago with STX taking a shot at the feature adaptation of the New York Magazine article “The Hustlers at Scores” by Jessica Pressler with Lorene Scafaria writing and directing. Hustlers plays in 3,250 theaters today. Anything over $23.1M this weekend for Hustlers reps a live-action opening record for Lopez, besting her 2005 high Monster in Law, and anything over $23.8M is a record opening for STX, which is greatly in need of a hit after the UglyDolls debacle. Hustlers is produced by Jessica Elbaum, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.
                                                        https://deadline.com/2019/09/hustler...ce-1202733682/



                                                        It, Part 2 is estimated at $36m for weekend.
                                                        I have received many gifts from God,
                                                        but this is the first time I have ever received a gift from a goddess
                                                        .

                                                        Don McLean on Madonna's version of American Pie

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                                                        • #58
                                                          Anything is still possible. Hustlers has huge promo tonight as ABC will show a small documentary about people the movie is based on in their 20/20 show. 2.5M on Thursday is an amazing result and even if it ends up at number 2, it will still have huge numbers and it will achieve success that nobody expected.

                                                          Btw, here's amazing article by Financial Time I really liked.

                                                          In the shorter term, the industry is looking to films such as Hustlers for guidance on the future. While it has generated buzz in Toronto, it also shares characteristics with many of the films that have recently faltered in cinemas: character-driven dramas with some star power but no superheroes.

                                                          “It’s very important that a movie like Hustlers does well,” said Mr Dergarabedian.
                                                          https://www.ft.com/content/4aa78a38-...7-807ebd53ab77

                                                          who would've thought J. Lo would become a savior of movie industry
                                                          When we lose what we love
                                                          Don't think anything will ever taste the same
                                                          When we lose what we love
                                                          Don't think anything will ever feel as good again

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                                                          • #59
                                                            Impressive!

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                                                            • #60
                                                              Originally posted by NoAngel View Post
                                                              who would've thought J. Lo would become a savior of movie industry
                                                              Let's not go that far...
                                                              I have received many gifts from God,
                                                              but this is the first time I have ever received a gift from a goddess
                                                              .

                                                              Don McLean on Madonna's version of American Pie

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