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Title: Oppenheimer (2023)
Post by: Trevor on July 21, 2023, 04:06:15 AM
Enjoyed it: it was a real blast  :wink:


Title: Re: Oppenheimer (2023)
Post by: Gabriel Knight on July 21, 2023, 07:56:27 AM
I saw the trailer and was thinking "mmmm, a Nolan movie. I bet it lasts forever". Turns out it's the longer movie he'd ever done, lol. Doubt I'll see it, at least in the teather.


Title: Re: Oppenheimer (2023)
Post by: ER on July 21, 2023, 01:35:57 PM
I haven't seen this film but for maybe the last week mention of it has surrounded me everywhere I turn, radio, TV, online. I can't tell if that's spontaneous and organic because it's great or if it's just got massive promotional dollars behind it.


Title: Re: Oppenheimer (2023)
Post by: M.10rda on July 22, 2023, 11:35:21 AM
I haven't seen this film but for maybe the last week mention of it has surrounded me everywhere I turn, radio, TV, online. I can't tell if that's spontaneous and organic because it's great or if it's just got massive promotional dollars behind it.

It's definitely PR, and good PR, but it's had the whiff of desperation about it - as has BARBIE's enormous push. Nolan, Gerwig, and their films' stars have been heavily promoting EACH OTHER's film, mutually... which is a heartwarming phenomenon, and also obv a nearly unheard of phenomenon.

I got an email from Letterboxd last week w/ a subject heading that read almost exactly as follows: "BARBIE and OPPENHEIMER arrive to save the box office." I thought - really? A three-hour arthouse biopic and a post-modern satire from filmmakers whose previous film was a highly surreal flop? I will see OPPENHEIMER and BARBIE and hope to enjoy both... but I admit I will be a little surprised if either film "saves the box office".

If either or both do somehow transform theatrical releasing in a positive way... well, it will be a story...


Title: Re: Oppenheimer (2023)
Post by: RCMerchant on July 22, 2023, 12:32:16 PM
I wont see BARBIE for any reason. OPPENHIEMER I would like to see, but I'll wait until it comes to TV.
I would very much like to see the upcoming the EXORCIST: BELIEVER.


Title: Re: Oppenheimer (2023)
Post by: RCMerchant on July 22, 2023, 12:44:11 PM


 Nolan, Gerwig, and their films' stars have been heavily promoting EACH OTHER's film, mutually... which is a heartwarming phenomenon, and also obv a nearly unheard of phenomenon.


AIP did it in the 50's and 60's all the time. They were released as double bills- and promoted as such in pressbooks, on posters, and in newspapers. Now it's the internet. Same ballyhoo- different medium.

(https://i.imgur.com/CaqTuha.jpg) (https://lunapic.com)


Title: Re: Oppenheimer (2023)
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 22, 2023, 01:44:06 PM


 Nolan, Gerwig, and their films' stars have been heavily promoting EACH OTHER's film, mutually... which is a heartwarming phenomenon, and also obv a nearly unheard of phenomenon.


AIP did it in the 50's and 60's all the time. They were released as double bills- and promoted as such in pressbooks, on posters, and in newspapers. Now it's the internet. Same ballyhoo- different medium.

(https://i.imgur.com/CaqTuha.jpg) (https://lunapic.com)

But those movies were distributed by the same company. BARBIE is from Warner Bros. and OPPENHEIMER is from Universal.


Title: Re: Oppenheimer (2023)
Post by: RCMerchant on July 22, 2023, 01:48:07 PM
^ Same s**t. Both trying to make money. And movies in theaters aint making money.
It's still a money making campaign.


Title: Re: Oppenheimer (2023)
Post by: claws on July 22, 2023, 02:37:46 PM
^ Same s**t. Both trying to make money. And movies in theaters aint making money.
It's still a money making campaign.

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‘Barbie’ Living The Dream With Projected $300M+ Global Bow; ’Oppenheimer’ Explosive At Estimated $166M WW – International Box Office

deadline.com (https://deadline.com/2023/07/barbie-oppenheimer-barbenheimer-christopher-nolan-cillian-murphy-margot-robbie-ryan-gosling-gloabl-international-box-office-1235443180/)


Title: Re: Oppenheimer (2023)
Post by: lester1/2jr on July 22, 2023, 03:12:31 PM
Whoever came up with the "you have to see either Barbie or Oppenheimer" viral campaign deserves some sort of prize


Title: Re: Oppenheimer (2023)
Post by: bob on July 22, 2023, 04:28:41 PM
I'm going to wait to see this until it comes out on bluray to see this

it's 3 hour run time is a much long  :buggedout:


Title: Re: Oppenheimer (2023)
Post by: M.10rda on July 22, 2023, 09:35:20 PM

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‘Barbie’ Living The Dream With Projected $300M+ Global Bow; ’Oppenheimer’ Explosive At Estimated $166M WW – International Box Office

deadline.com (https://deadline.com/2023/07/barbie-oppenheimer-barbenheimer-christopher-nolan-cillian-murphy-margot-robbie-ryan-gosling-gloabl-international-box-office-1235443180/)

I'm impressed.

And relieved for Nolan, after TENET's performance...


Title: Re: Oppenheimer (2023)
Post by: Newt on July 23, 2023, 07:27:33 AM
I have seen ads locally crowing about these two flicks as a double bill.  :buggedout:  The mind boggles.


Title: Re: Oppenheimer (2023)
Post by: Trevor on July 23, 2023, 07:49:27 AM
I'm going to wait to see this until it comes out on bluray to see this

it's 3 hour run time is a much long  :buggedout:

The longest film I ever saw was Larry of Arabia  :wink:


Title: Re: Oppenheimer (2023)
Post by: zombie no.one on July 25, 2023, 02:06:54 PM
I also cannot avoid people I know talking a bout these 2 movies... some kind of surreal social brainwashing seems to be under way. (I realise that by posting this comment I am effectively doing it too)

personally I cannot even remember the last time a new movie came out and made me think 'yeah I want/need to see this'...


Title: Re: Oppenheimer (2023)
Post by: Gabriel Knight on July 25, 2023, 03:31:43 PM
I haven't seen this film but for maybe the last week mention of it has surrounded me everywhere I turn, radio, TV, online. I can't tell if that's spontaneous and organic because it's great or if it's just got massive promotional dollars behind it.

Over the years I've learned that truly organic popularity doesn't exist anymore, and that's assuming that it ever did in the first place. The most "spontaneous" something looks nowadays, the more scripted it is, especially when it involves already popular figures. The amount of money flowing behind scenes to promote this thing must be insane.

The biggest example I can see all the time here is around the football player, Lionel Messi. He's actually from my city, Rosario, and sometimes photos of him in the supermarket or ordering food from takeovers start to show up around the media, trying to cash in at the idea of his usual low profile and family ties. I cringe every time somebody mention this, as if one of the most famous sportsman in the world would just buy stuff personally from a random store, or receive a total stranger in his house just to bring food. Behind those photos there's probably an army of PR people trying to make it as good as possible, with security guards all over the place.

Or perhaps I'm just too skeptical, which is a strong possibility. :tongueout:


Title: Re: Oppenheimer (2023)
Post by: M.10rda on July 25, 2023, 04:37:57 PM
I'm going to wait to see this until it comes out on bluray to see this

it's 3 hour run time is a much long  :buggedout:

The longest film I ever saw was Larry of Arabia  :wink:

3 hours ain't much these days, really, even in the theater. Cannot recall the longest stint I've spent in a theater watching one film. I made it through about 2/3rds of the CREMASTER cycle once in the mid-00s...


Title: Re: Oppenheimer (2023)
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 25, 2023, 09:28:12 PM

personally I cannot even remember the last time a new movie came out and made me think 'yeah I want/need to see this'...

There are always at least a couple a year for me (although they're never the big ones). Last one was BEAU IS AFRAID.


Title: Re: Oppenheimer (2023)
Post by: chainsaw midget on July 28, 2023, 10:30:42 AM
I have no desire to see Oppenheimer.  Nothing about it appeals to me.  Barbie is one I'm at least curious about.  I might see it one day if I find it in the discount DVD bin.


Title: Re: Oppenheimer (2023)
Post by: The Burgomaster on August 04, 2023, 11:04:59 AM
I saw it in IMAX last weekend and really enjoyed it. I'll definitely buy the blu-ray when it comes out.