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Mike Blakesley
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 - posted 08-29-2000 01:11 PM      Profile for Mike Blakesley   Author's Homepage   Email Mike Blakesley   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What's everyone's prediction on the Grinch movie? The teaser trailer is pretty cool. Is it going to beat 102 Dalmatians?

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John Pytlak
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 - posted 08-29-2000 01:19 PM      Profile for John Pytlak   Author's Homepage   Email John Pytlak   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm looking forward to both, but IMHO "Grinch" looks like the winner.

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Jeff Taylor
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From: Chatham, NJ/East Hampton, NY
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I actually haven't seen anything on it yet, but honestly can't stand Jim Cary. Anyway, it better be a hit because we've come up with a major promotion for the mall we own in Springfield, MA where we are doing a one-week "sneak" of the national release in conjunction with National Amusements (Showcase Cinemas), Universal, NBC, and the local newspaper--all for charity, of course. We're having a $25 "black tie" screening with Gene Shalit reporting for NBC, lots of Dr. Seuss memorabilia, tie-in give-a-ways, etc. We're negotiating now with Universal now hoping for some film props, Universal City characters in costume, etc. I'll let you know how it goes.

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Chad Souder
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It will be some of Carrey's best work. Perhaps even better than M.O.T. Moon. It will scare children and bring back pangs of nostalgia in adults. Business will be above average, but 102 Dalmations will do better at the box office. Get plenty of kiddie combos ready!


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Tom Ferreira
Expert Film Handler

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From: Conway, NH, USA
Registered: Jun 99


 - posted 08-29-2000 10:42 PM      Profile for Tom Ferreira   Email Tom Ferreira   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Grinch is going to be huge, there's no question about that. The final trailer is supposed to be out soon, but word is that set design is amazing. The film must be done because it has been submitted and rated(PG).
102 Dalmations is another story-the first was a horrible film, with only Glenn Close to redeem it. I'll also never understand how that film got a G Rating. A guy got crotched on an electric fence, for God's sake. I hope this one will be better, but I have my doubts. I hate Disney.

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Kevin Crawford
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 - posted 08-29-2000 11:24 PM      Profile for Kevin Crawford   Email Kevin Crawford   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The end of this year better set some box office records. Or else we may all be looking for work.

If anyone from Hollywood is reading, make better movies! Not more expensive ones!

By the way, when did I become an expert film handler? I may be good, but I wouldn't go so far as to call myself an expert.


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Russ Kress
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From: Charleston, WV, USA
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 - posted 08-30-2000 12:29 AM      Profile for Russ Kress   Author's Homepage   Email Russ Kress   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Kevin,

We all sat down and had a meeting. We promoted you to "expert"!

(Actually, I think it is a post count thing)

"Grinch" should be good!

Russ

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Kevin Crawford
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 - posted 08-31-2000 01:40 AM      Profile for Kevin Crawford   Email Kevin Crawford   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Now that I am an expert, does that mean that I get to sit in on some meetings?

I just want to be loved. Is that so Wrong?

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John Wilson
Film God

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From: Sydney, Australia.
Registered: Dec 1999


 - posted 09-01-2000 05:21 AM      Profile for John Wilson   Email John Wilson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
To the first part... no.

To the second part... I should imagine that depends on 'how'.

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