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Friday, January 26, 2018

ARBITRAGE AT THE TOP: Alphabet makes $70 B more than AAPL

GOOG - ALPHABET vs AAPL two yrs fin stmts] CASH 19.4 B 48 Net Inc. 86 74 DEBT!!! 4 115 GOOG makes $70B more/yr.... so if AAPLs mkt cap is 878, GOOG at 817 still has room to rise

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Bad Ideas Turning Into Films. The Beginning of the End

Colassal, Morgan, and how can you screw up Transformers?

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Film Capture Capsule: The Florida Project [2017] Worst Movie Ever Made and Distributed...Ever. "White Trash" is the Title That Fits.

Hoped Defoe would challenge Rockwell for Supporting Oscar.  Sadly, there's not much to it.


IN THE INTEREST OF OUR VALUABLE TIME THIS WILL BE QUICK.  

WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE WHEN A MOVIE [NOT A FILM, NOT ART, CRAP MOVIE] LIKE THIS GETS THROUGH DECISION MAKERS IN THE INDUSTRY.  RANDOM SCRAPS OF BORING MOMENTS ARE BUUNDLED TOGETHER TO CREATE A LARGE SCALE PILE OF SH*T.

LIKE 'CALL ME BY YOUR NAME,' NOTHING HAPPENS HERE.

IT'S AS IF THEY THINK PRODUCING NO ENTERTAINMENT VALUE IS ACCEPTABLE IN THESE TIMES.  THIS IS A TURN IN THE WRONG DIRECTION AND IT IS A LONG WAY DOWN.

WE DO NOT LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE ALL YOU NEED IS A CAMERA, 120 MINUTES OF BORING FOOTAGE, AND MONEY TO RELEASE A FILM FOR CINEMA CONSUMPTION.

THIS FILM TRIES TO CLING TO REALITY-ART AND IF NOT FOR WILEM DEFOE THIS THING STOPS DEAD.  

"MAKE IT AS REALISTIC AS POSSIBLE.  JUST DON'T BE BORING,"
                                                                                                                          --Stanley Kubrick

THE TITLE IS A REFERENCE TO THE WORKING NAME FOR DISNEY WORLD DURING THE PLANNING STAGES.

IF YOU SAT DOWN AND WATCHED TWO HOUR OF COMMERICALS YOU WOULD BE MORE ENTERTAINED.  NOW, CONSIDER THAT THEY ARE ACTUALLY ASKING PEOPLE TO PAY ...TO PAY MONEY TO SEE THIS GARBAGE!  THEY WANT YOUR MONEY, OUR MONEY, TO COMPENSATE THEM FOR PRODUCING THE MOST BORING, WORST WRITTEN, HORRIBLY FILMED SAD EXCUSE FOR A MOVIE THAT IS A WORSE EXPERIENCE THAN STARING AT THE TOILET BOWL FOR AN HOUR OR PUTTING A CAMCORDER ON THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER FOR TWO HOURS.

WE NEED A GOVERNMENT SPONSORED AGENCY INSTALLED TO PREVENT THEFT AND FRAUD IN THE  FILM INDUSTRY.  THIS WILL STOP THE UNCREATIVE, AND THEIR POOR POOR QUALITY PROJECTS FROM EVER STEALING MONEY FROM CITIZENS WHO ARE TRICKED INTO AN EXPERIENCE THAT WILL BE ENTERTAINING.

YES, THIS IS HOW BAD IT IS GETTING.  WE'LL CALL IT FECES; THE FILM AND ENTERTAINMENT CREDIBILTY ENFORCEMENT  SYSTEM.

Monday, January 1, 2018

THE CINEMA INDUSTRY: MELTDOWN EXHIBIT A1: NETFLIX PRODUCTION'S FAILURE WITH THE WORST THING YOU'LL SEE FOR A LONG TIME; BRIGHT [ WILL SMITH, JOEL EDGARTON, NOOMI RAPACE].


EVERYTHING AWFUL IS DISCLOSED WITH NFLX'S LATEST FILM PROJECT, BRIGHT.


CAST 

HIGHBROW, TOP SHELF CAST POSITIONS THIS PROJECT, ON PAPER AT LEAST, TO BE WORTHWHILE FOR PRODUCERS AND INVESTORS.  CAST DESIGNED TO MINIMIZE ANY FALL-OUT RISK, MAKING THIS AN ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITY.  BIG MONEY USED TO SECURE WILL SMITH, JOEL EDGARTON, AND NOOMI RAPACE.  *NOTE: SUICIDE SQUAD TRIO- SMITH, CORRECTIONS OFFICER ND HERNNDEZ.


FAILURES

FILMING OCCURS ENTIRELY AT NIGHT.  TRADITIONAL MEANS TO VEIL SETTINGS AND SCRIPT FAIL.  INITIAL DAY SHOOTS TURN SOUR, WITH A SUB=PAR APPEARANCE THE SAME SCENES ARE FILMED AT NIGHT, INCREASING THEIR LIKEABILITY BY 15% ON AVERAGE.  IN THIS CASE THEY SHOULD HAVE JUST FILMED THE MOON AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A MORE PLEASING EXPERIENCE.  AVENGERS 1 IS THE ONLY FILM THAT NAVIGATED DAY LIGHT ACTION WITH SUCCESS.

CHEAP PRODUCTION INCLUDES SCENES APPEARING FILMED ON VACANT STUDIO LOTS.  WHEN ACTION SCENES ARRIVE THEY PLAY OUT INSIDE A CONVENIENT STORE.  THERE ARE NO EXTRAS OF ANY KIND, MAKING THIS LOOK AND FEAL FAKE...AND WITHOUT ANY DOUBT A FICTION.  THIS IS THE CASE WITH EVERY SCENE- OBSERVE HOW EACH SCENE PLAYS OUT AND CONSIDER THE MERIT OF ITS APPEARANCE AND ALSO HOW MUCH MONEY IT WOULD TAKE TO PRODUCE IT.  FOR ALMOST 25 MINUTES THE ONLY COST FOR MATERIAL, MUSIC, OR SETTING APPEARS TO BE ONLY THREE IENTICL WHITE UNDERSHIRTS WORN BY THE ACTORS OR TWO JACKETS WITH 'POLICE' AND 'SHERRIFF' WRITTEN ON THE BACK [ LET'S NOT FORGET THE ORCS FACE PAINT- $8.00 PROABLY AT THE ART SHOP...CHRIST].

ALTERNATE REALITY AND PREMISE CRUMBLES WHEN:

 "WAND...WE HAVE A MAGIC WAND," IS SPOKEN BY WILL SMITH.


OH! ARE THEY KIDDING ME!  ARE WE SUPPOSSED TO BELIEVE THIS SH*T!  REMEDIES INCLUDE ONLY ONE REFERENCE TO IT DIRECTLY AND THE ADOPTION OF AN EASIER, BELEIVABLE TERM LIKE 'ROD' OR 'STICK' EVEN.



PROBLEMATIC FACTS

THE LESSON WE LEARN HERE IS HARD AND SAD.  THIS IS PROOF ACCOMPLISHED ACTORS HAVE NO CARE, CONCERN OR REGARD FOR OUR WELL-BEING, OR THE ART OF CINEMA ITSELF.  WILL SMITH, JOEL EDGARTON, AND NOOMI RAPACE WERE PROBABLY PAID OV
ER $10 MILLION EACH.   THINK ABOUT THIS.  IT'S A SUM IN TOTAL THAT PROVES YOU CANNOT BUY QUALITY.  THE FACT THAT THESE THREE AND THE UP TO 100 OTHERS INVOLVED COULD NOT FIX SUCH HORRIFIC FEATURES DESERVING DEATH BY FLAMETHROWER.  THERE'S ONLY ONE SCENE WORTH WATCHING IN THIS MOVIE.  AN IN TRAFFIC MOMENT ON WHAT LOOKS LIKE A WANNA-BE PARK AVENUE IN NYC...it SHOWS THE POLICE CRUISER MOVING AMONG FUTURISTIC, HIGH PERFORMANCE LUXURY CARS.  IT'S THE SECOND INTELLIGENT DECISION IN A POOL FILLED WITH THOUSANDS OF TERRIBLE CHOICES.  THE IMAGE OFFERED A LOOK INTO A WIDESPREAD AFFLUENT PERIOD, AS IF 2017'S STOCK MARKET RUN CONTINUED...FOR TEN MORE [ THANKS, TRUMP].


PROFITEERING.  THIS PROJECT LANDED AT NFLX BECAUSE NO STUDIO WANTED TO FILM ALIEN NATION 2, A TV SERIES.  NFLX MADE SURE THIS FILM COST NEXT TO NOTHING, AFTER CAST COSTS.  THEY WILL LIKLEY MAKE MILLIONS ON THIS... AND IT WILL ENCOURAGE THEM TO DO THE SAME THING NEXT TIME..AND THE NEXT... WITHOUT THE BULKY STAR COSTS.  BAD ENTERTAINMENT IS HERE...AND IT WILL GET WORSE ...BUT IS IT HERE TO STAY?



EPILOGUE

BRIGHT DOES NOT DESERVE AN EFFORT TO WRITE ABOUT IT. NO, WHAT IT DESERVES IS A QUICK BURIAL OR A PLACE IN A FILM CLASS CENTERING ON LOW-BUDGET GARBAGE.  WILL SMITH IS EXTREMELY SELECTIVE WHEN IT COMES TO HIS TIME.  HE WAS PROBABLY PAID HIS USUAL $20 MILLION WHICH TRIGGERED THE DOMINOES AS HE HAD HIS BUDDIES FROM SUICIDE SQUAD SIGNED ON.  HOW HE HOOKED EDGARTON WE WILL NEVER KNOW CONSIDERING EDGARTON'S SUCCESS IN WRITING AND DIRECTING [ SEE THE GIFT].  I TURNED THE THING OFF AFTER 75% - THE CONVENIENCE STORE BATTLE WAS SO BAD I STOP CRAP FROM FLOWING WHEN I CAN.  IT IS ABSURD ANYONE TRIED TO INTRODUCE MAGIC WAND AS A TOOL IN A FILM TRYING TO PORTRAY AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE.  IF THEY WERE SMART, THEY WOULD ELECT THE SLANG FOR IT...I'D EVEN BUY "MAGIC STICK" IF I WERE HALF ASLEEP.  STILL, 3/4TH THROUGH THE FILM AND THE WAND HASN'T DONE ANYTHING...LENDING ITSLE FTO BE NOTHING MORE THAN A FAKE PROP IN A REALLY SHI**Y ATTEMPT TO BE CREATIVE WHEN FACED WITH AN ALIEN NATION 2 RE-BOOT LOADED WITH UNTALENTED WRITER WITH NO IDEAS.

WE ARE DOOMED.  BUSTED NETFLCIX!  I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU...TO HELP US.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Subliminal States of America: New Project Launch.

"I do three things..."



Prologue

Avoid if you prefer to not see anything intense.  It's a subliminal from Eyes Wide Shut.


Thursday, December 14, 2017

2017 OSCARS: Current Odds for Academy Awards

Awards : The 90th Annual Academy Awards 2018
Tue, Jan 23, 2018 EST
Rot
To Win ~ Best Actress
Moneyline
1090
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbin)    
1091
Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)    
1092
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)    
1093
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)    
1094
Meryl Streep (The Post)    
1095
Annette Bening (Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool)    
1096
Judi Dench (Victoria and Abdul)    
1097
Emma Stone (Battle of the Sexes)    
1098
Jessica Chastain (Molly's Game)    
1099
Nicole Kidman (The Beguiled)    
1100
Michelle Williams (All the Money in the World)    
1101
Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner)    
1102
Carey Mulligan (Mudbound)    
1103
Jennifer Lawrence (Mother!)    
1104
Rosamund Pike (Hostiles)    
1105
Brookynn Prince (The Florida Project)    
1106
Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth)    
1107
Claire Foy (Breathe)    
1108
Cynthia Nixon (A Quiet Passion)    
All Wagers Have Action. Others On Request.

Rot
To Win ~ Best Director
Moneyline
1130
Christopher Nola (Dunkirk)    
1131
Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)    
1132
Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)    
1133
Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name)    
1134
Jordan Peele (Get Out)    
1135
Joe Wright (Darkest Hour)    
1136
Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing)    
1137
Sean Baker (The Florida Project)    
1138
Kathryn Bigelow (Detroit)    
1139
Dee Rees (Mudbound)    
1140
Alexander Payne (Downsizing)    
1141
Angelina Jolie (First They Killed My Father)    
1142
Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris (Battle of Sexes)    
1143
Scott Cooper (Hostiles)    
1144
Darren Aronnofsky (Mother!)    
1145
Sofia Coppola (The Beguiled)    
1146
Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman)    
All Wagers Have Action. Others On Request.

Rot
To Win ~ Best Picture
Moneyline
10001
Dunkirk    
10002
The Post    
10003
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri    
10004
The Shape of Water    
10005
Call Me by Your Name    
10006
Lady Bird    
10007
The Florida Project    
10008
Get Out    
10009
Phanthom Thread    
10010
Darkest Hour    
10011
Kings    
10012
Detroit    
10013
I, Tonya    
10014
Blade Runner 2049    
10015
Mudbound    
10016
The Big Sick    
10017
The Disaster Artist    
All Wagers Have Action. Others On Request.

Rot
To Win ~ Best Actor
Moneyline
10050
Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)    
10051
Timothee Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name)    
10053
James Franco (The Disaster Artist)    
10054
Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)    
10055
Tom Hanks (The Post)    
10056
Jake Gyllenhaal (Stronger)    
10057
Denzel Washington (Roman J Israel Esq.)    
10058
Andrew Garfield (Breathe)    
10059
Christian Bale (Hostiles)    
10060
Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman)    
10061
Chadwick Boseman (Marshall)    
10062
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Current War)    
10063
Bryan Cranston (Last Flag Flying)    
10064
Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project)    
10065
Algee Smith (Detroit)    
10066
Javier Bardem (Mother!)    
10067
Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here)    
10068
John Boyega (Detroit)    
10069
Matt Damon (Downsizing)    
10070
Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound)    
10071
Sam Elliott (The Hero)    
10072
Harry Dean Stanton (Lucky)    
10073
Ste Carell (Battle of the Sexes)    
10074
Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)