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Postby TIfan » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:58 am

They just started filming Black Panther :cry:
So excited!!!

I wonder will Lupita's Nakia become the Super villian Malice.?.

I do know that Klaw (Super Villian) will be in there as well.

Hopefully they get someone to play Monica Lynne (BP Love interest)
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Postby WEDway82 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:21 pm

A new teaser for Guardians Vol. 2.

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Postby Theodorerichert » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:53 am

The Hollywood Reporter wrote:'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Scores Extremely Rare 100 in Test Screening (Exclusive)

The Marvel film, set for a May 5 release, has bested previous crowdpleasers 'Iron Man 3' and 'Avengers' in its own internal metrics.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has tested higher than any Marvel Studios movie in the company’s nine-year history. The movie’s score: a perfect 100.

Insiders confirm that extremely rare if not unprecedented score, saying the movie, which Disney is set to release May 5, bested the previous top Marvel scorers, Iron Man 3 and Avengers, both of which tested in the high 90s out of 100.

All studios conduct audience test screenings of their movies, mostly through a process of recruiting people (sometimes at grocery stores or malls) in areas outside of Los Angeles. The audience is shown the movie and asked to rate using a series of boxes marked excellent, very good, good, fair, and poor that is then scaled. Follow-up questionnaires and discussions also occur with studios also looking at whether or not audience members would recommend the movie or not.

Marvel, however, culls from a more select pool of recruits, what it terms “friends and families screenings.” It’s larger than one might think and still a vigorous testing procedure, not a celebratory reception. It’s one way for Marvel to control security and prevent leaks of either plot spoilers or footage from getting out. And it’s a process Marvel has employed since the first Iron Man.

But because the Marvel testing process is not as random as other studio procedures, the 100 score for Guardians 2 is not necessarily able to be compared to other non-Marvel movies. And testing, of course, is a complicated process and not indicative of a movie’s box office performance or reviews.

In fact, producers and studio executives caution at putting too much meaning into test scores, pointing out the scores are best at gauging where audiences engage or disengage. “It’s a single tool in a whole toolbox arsenal,” says one producer.

Pretty Woman tested in the 70s, according to one former Disney executive, and that romantic comedy went on to become a massive hit and catapulted Julia Roberts to the A-list. Black Swan, the thriller that won Natalie Portman an Oscar, never tested above a 55, according to an insider.

Forrest Gump scored 88, which was the highest-testing movie in Paramount's history for a while. Argo, Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning thriller, scored in the 90s. Horror movies, say executives, tend to test in 60s, although The Conjuring tested at 91. Deadpool, Fox's R-rated hit action movie featuring the Marvel character, scored a 96.

"What an audience enjoys isn't necessarily what it responds to," says another executive who has been through the process.

(TV shows also do testing. Glee and Hill Street Blues had low test scores, yet audiences immediately embraced them and both went on to make their mark on pop culture.)

Some movies, such as the Transformers sequels, don't test at all, sometimes due to the leeway afforded to filmmakers or because the movie is so special effects-heavy that much of the film isn't done until very late. And some don't test due to secrecy concerns, as is the case with the new Star Wars films.

Guardians 2 is heading into the summer aloft with expectations and mighty buzz. The initial movie, released in 2014, was a surprise box office hit, grossing $773 million worldwide and generated wide acclaim, scoring a 92 percent from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

Guardians 2, which reunites director James Gunn with his cast, including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista, received a significant boost last weekend when its Super Bowl spot was one of the best-received movie ads during the most-watched telecast of the year.

Disney and Marvel declined to comment.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-v ... ing-974277
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Postby Theodorerichert » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:00 am

Great news for all baby Groot fans! 8-)

At the risk of digressing from the main theme of this thread, the comment that Transformers sequels don't test at all is very telling. M. Bay doesn't care at all about approval (unlike certain red faced presidents). He just makes the movie that he wants and leaves it at that. Really helps explain why all the Transformers sequels have been savaged by the critics.
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Postby WEDway82 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:24 pm

Teaser for Thor: Ragnarok

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Postby GreekGeek » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:17 pm

^Hella is pure fire!!! Kate Blanchett is a stunning actress!!!
I'm sooooooooooooo hyped for Thor Ragnarok!!!
And the 8th day God created KYLIE!!! <3
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Postby TIfan » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:23 pm

How would you guys rank the Hand to Hand fighters??? Here is my rankings.

Level 1:
The Hulk
Thor

Level 2:
Captain America
Black Panther
Bucky
4 Hydra Assassins

Level 3:
Black Widow
Cross Bones (without gear)

Level 4:
Hawkeye
Falcon
Maria Hill
Tony Stark (without gear)
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Postby Tansike » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:07 pm

I saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 yesterday and it was brilliant :o

I was very late with seeing the first one (actually only earlier this yeaer :oops: ) and it didn't blow me away, but this second one is so, so good. Best movie i've seen for a very long time, and people even applauded when it finished which is a very unusual thing to do over here.

Baby Grut <3
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Postby TIfan » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:14 pm

^^^ So excited to see GOTG
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Postby GreekGeek » Wed May 03, 2017 7:56 pm

Who's excited for "The Defenders"?! 8-) 8-) 8-)

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Postby TIfan » Wed May 03, 2017 9:12 pm

^^^Me!
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Postby Damiennatas1 » Thu May 04, 2017 7:31 am

GOTG 2 was nearly as good as the first (which still shows how amazing it was). Probably funnier and I preferred the soundtrack too. :D
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Postby WEDway82 » Mon May 08, 2017 5:22 pm

Guess I'm in the minority. GotG was ok but not amazing. And not as many jokes as I expected.
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Postby WEDway82 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:09 pm

Teaser (i's really a trailer) for The Black Panther.
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Postby TIfan » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:21 pm

^^^ Everything and more. I am too excited for this freaking movie. God is so good!
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Postby WEDway82 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:20 pm

It does look good. In fact, much better than expected. I don't know why, but I thought they were just going to have him turn up in a generic city and have it play out there. (ie. Thor) Thankfully they've set it in Wakanda, which gives us a unique setting and more variety.
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Postby GreekGeek » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:14 pm

Anyone hyped for The Defenders tomorrow? :roll:

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Postby Ewokguy15 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:41 am

Can't wait for Defenders later today!!!!
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Postby WEDway82 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:06 pm

New trailer for The Black Panther

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Postby TIfan » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:55 pm

Omg!!! What a trailer.
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