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Chris Hemsworth is NOT a star: "Rush" opens to measly $11 million weekend

Yikes!

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 11803/02/2015

I knew that film would flop.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 109/28/2013

But only in 2300 theaters.

The actor who should worry about his 'star quality' is Joseph Gordon Levitt. 'Don John' opened in 50% more theaters than 'Rush' and yet did a third worse.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 209/28/2013

Don Jon was made for $3 million. Apparently Rush had a budget of $38 million. So Rush is the bigger flop.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 309/28/2013

Why shouldn't director Ron Howard be blamed? I never liked his movies, and have actively hated him since the whole The Dilemma controversy, which he handled deplorably. And that movie was a flop too. Lots of Howard's movies are flops, and aren't they coming more frequently now too? Hemsworth is gorgeous, he just hooked up with a loser director on his way out (hopefully anyway.)

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 409/28/2013

Why would Americans care about a Formula One driver? This film should've been a British mini-series instead.

Oh well. At least it kills any chance of Alex Pettyfer's James Hunt film seeing the light of day, bwahahahahaha.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 509/28/2013

The reviews for "Rush" were almost universally good, so the director did his job well. It's the star's job to bring in people to see the film. And Hemsworth's face was all over this. Not good for him.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 709/28/2013

[quote]Tweens don't find him hot as he is married to a woman in her 30's with a kid.

What a stupid comment. He's 30 and WTF does his wife's age have to do with whether or not "Tweens" see his movie?

His brother is younger and was dating the queen of the Tweens and his movies have flopped.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 809/28/2013

Isn't this movie 'platforming out?' Are we sure $11 million is bad?

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 909/28/2013

Ron refused to accommodate my schedule to star in "Rush", so I hope he learned his lesson.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 1009/28/2013

I can't get enough Joe M.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 1109/28/2013

I won't see a movie that does less than a 30 million opening weekend!

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 1209/28/2013

[quote]Isn't this movie 'platforming out?' Are we sure $11 million is bad?

It's in wide release. Over 2000 theaters.

It wasn't ever going to appeal to 'tweens', it's an R-rated movie! But it probably should have done in the $20 million range.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 1309/28/2013

BTW, R6. "Thor" did well and he was married to the same wife who was in her 30s even then.

Yeah, I'm sounding like a frau, but how dumb to think Tweens are sitting there saying "Like, I can't go see this movie because I like heard his wife is like 34 or somethin'. Like really old."

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 1409/28/2013

I don't think R6's reasoning is correct but I don't think Hemsworth's appeal extends beyond standard action fare like Thor.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 1509/28/2013

[quote]Tweens don't find him hot as he is married to a woman in her 30's with a kid.

Isn't the kid his? You make it sound like the kid is hers from a previous relationship. And even if that were the case, big fucking deal.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 1609/28/2013

The weekend is over already? Why do end of weekend box office numbers come in on Friday night now? Why not go allthe way and post them on the Monday before opening, or just post box office numbers themselves without actually showing any movies?

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 1709/28/2013

Because they can estimate how the film will do throughout the weekend by using Friday numbers. Those estimates can fluctuate a bit but are usually pretty on the money.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 1809/28/2013

[all posts by tedious troll removed.]

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 1909/28/2013

Do they have to wait for the whole day to pass, or can they estimate from the Friday matinees?

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 2009/28/2013

Does anyone know if he's bearding? He pings to me, far more than Liam does.

He met his wife in his agent's office or something.

Sounds like an aranged marriage to me.

Any gay rumors?

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 2109/28/2013

It will flop in the US, where NASCAR rules.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 2309/28/2013

"Why would Americans care about a Formula One driver? This film should've been a British mini-series instead."

Exactly. I'm not a fan of Hemsworth OR Howard but they aren't to blame for this. This movie was never going to be a hit - Americans were never going to rush out to see a movie about a British race car driver they've never heard of. Who decided to give this the greenlight?!

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 2409/28/2013

I didn't expect this to be a blockbuster as it is not a tweens rush out and see the first weekend kind of film. It will appeal to adults who like quality character driven movies (like me) but I don't go to movies on Friday or Saturday nights.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 2509/28/2013

This weekend is all about football games, Homeland and Breaking Bad. Movie attendance will have to be impacted. There are also new episodes of The Good Wife, Boardwalk Empire,.etc.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 2609/28/2013

"This weekend is all about football games, Homeland and Breaking Bad"

Homeland is a niche hit at best. And people can still see Breaking Bad and go to a movie if they want. Plenty of movies hit big during football season so that has nothing to do with it either. Are you a member of the Chris Hemsworth fan club? Just accept that the movie is a disappointment.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 2709/28/2013

[quote]Only gays who have little to low morals like this guy.

WTF?

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 2809/28/2013

Sorry guys but the majority of the actors you love have the personalities of an old dishtowel. No excitement. They are all interchangeable.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 2909/28/2013

Yeah, him and his wife have a kid together. I don't think he's really connected with his fanbase. He wasn't the reason why Snow White and the huntsman was a hit. The breakout star from HIS film Thor was Tom Hiddleston. He seems like a nice enough guy, but I guess he's lacking certain charm that could make him a big star.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 3009/28/2013

I think the fact that Rush is a period piece didn't help either.

Even someone as good looking as Hemsworth looked weird with his scraggly hair and odd clothes.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 3109/28/2013

He has no charisma. He is eye candy and isn't bad on screen but he isn't a 'movie star'. It has nothing to do with his age/personal life etc. He just doesn't have 'it' and he isn't a great actor either so there's no interest if he isn't Thor (not that I plan on watching Thor 2).

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 3209/28/2013

I noticed that when Marvel wanted to promote Thor 2 at this year's Comic Con they brought out Tom Hiddleston not Chris Hemsworth.

Liam the brother is also a flop.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 3309/28/2013

There aren't enough movies about Australian auto racing. I bet everyone would go see that!

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 3409/28/2013

His hair looks so ridiculous in the promos - almost wig like. I laughed the first time I saw Hemsworth in the commercial. The entire cast looks like they're playing 70s dressup for a Halloween party.

Also, no one in the States cares about Forumla One racing.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 3509/28/2013

This is why they should have gone with full-frontal, instead of full-backal!

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 3609/28/2013

He & his brother define bland. When I watched SNOW WHITE (loved Stewart BTW. Never saw twithards) I didn't even remember him! Just a moody dirty jerk. Unexceptional

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 3709/28/2013

Hey, there's enough blame to go around as far as flops are concerned.

Neither Hemsworth nor JGL are stars. And Howard has never opened a movie on his name like Spielberg can,

Yes, JGL's movie only cost a few million to make, but the distributor payed several million for the chance to release it with a $25million commitment to print and advertising, so they're screwed.

I suppose you could also argue that Scarlett Johanseen and Julianne Moore aren't stars who can open movies either, but that's something we already knew right?

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 3809/28/2013

That's disappointing as I like Hemsworth. I do have to agree that he does not quite have that star quality or charisma. Does he have any other promising projects lined up?

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 3909/28/2013

He has "ginger face" with Irishy smiling eyes. They couldn't find a real Scandinavian to play this part? Smiling eyes and no cheekbones. Now THIS is a Viking god-

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 4009/28/2013

Is this one of those movies that's really made for overseas audiences?

Becaues $38 million is hardly a tentpole budget.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 4109/28/2013

umm. It's a limited release, and the full gross hasn't been released yet.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 4209/28/2013

[quote]Tweens don't find him hot as he is married to a woman in her 30's with a kid.

That's weird, Tweens seem to love Misha Collins who is also married and has a son. Maybe the movie didn't get the top spot is because another movie is out and is more exciting than some car racing movie. This isn't a Flop.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 4309/28/2013

Formula 1 isn't popular anymore in the US. It used to be, especially during the time period of this movie, it was on Wide World of Sports every week, so anyone who remembers those days will be going.

Like me. That accident was horrifying and the face that Nikki Lauda wasn't killed outright was a miracle.

There's a BBC documentary on Youtube called "The Killing Years" that describes Grand Prix racing back then. It is chilling.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 4409/28/2013

Um, R42 it IS in wide release. That's the full gross.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 4509/28/2013

Speaking of non-stars, will Hollywood finally stop trying to make Olivia Wilde happen?

Pretty much every movie she appears in tanks, to the point where I see her face in an ad for a movie and just assume the movie will bomb.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 4609/28/2013

I don't know who Olivia Wilde is blowing to get so many chances in Hollywood but it can't be that SNL dude she's marrying.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 4709/28/2013

In what way is he not a "man's man." He seems pretty dudely to me.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 4809/28/2013

So what - Thor and Snow White and The Huntsman both had huge openings. People will show up for him in the right movie.

I actually think he is a really good actor for someone so generically handsome.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 4909/28/2013

I think it will make back its intial 38 million and then some, thought I read that overseas box office was very good.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 5009/28/2013

[quote]So what - Thor and Snow White and The Huntsman both had huge openings. People will show up for him in the right movie.

Meaning people are only interested when he's playing Thor or a Thor-like character.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 5109/28/2013

I think it has more to do with the Hemsworth brothers being overexposed. Last year, it seemed like every other movie that came out starred one of them. They're handsome, but bland and uncharismatic. And interchangeable at that. I wonder if the general moviegoing public knows that they're two different people. And since they're both overexposed, it leads to double the audience fatigue. They should stick to their respective franchises for the time being.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 5209/28/2013

The tickets cost too much. Hollywood needs to produce "Pulp Fiction"-style MUST-see auteur-driven films to attract audiences. I might torrent this generic Rush sludge illegally and proudly. Ron Howard's movies are extremely simplistic psychologically. Why support them?

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 5309/28/2013

Why no trumpeting the triumph of Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2?

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 5409/28/2013

Miley says 'Already had him, don't care.'

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 5509/28/2013

Opie is the new Frank Capra.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 5609/28/2013

They need to stop trying to makes the Hemsworth brothers happen. They're terrible actors and have no charisma. This one is at least hot, the other looks like a gorilla.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 5709/28/2013

According to Box Office Mojo Universal was expecting only 10-12 million from the US so 11 million sounds just about right. This will make its money abroad, and because it seems to be of high quality (87% at Rotten Tomatoes at the moment) it will carry on bringing money in the coming years.

And any film that gives the view of Hemsworth's luscious ass like this is a winner ;)

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 5809/28/2013

Estimated down to $10.8 million. Don Jon up to $9.5 million.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 6009/28/2013

It's an excellent, fascinating film and one of the finest of Ron Howard's career. The trailers didn't do it justice: it sold the movie as a musclehead, "FAST AND THE FURIOUS" kind of dreck. And it's nothing of the kind. Intelligent, dramatic and well-done in every way.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 6109/28/2013

r59, I don't think you should be calling anyone else borderline..

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 6209/28/2013

I want to see this film-it doesn't matter if it is Formula One racing, Indy car racing, or NASCAR- the protagonist was a very interesting guy, a real daredevil. I don't like Ron Howard but I have been looking forward to seeing this film. "Far and Away" was the worst tripe from Ron Howard.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 6309/28/2013

"According to Box Office Mojo Universal was expecting only 10-12 million from the US so 11 million sounds just about right. This will make its money abroad, and because it seems to be of high quality (87% at Rotten Tomatoes at the moment) it will carry on bringing money in the coming years"

You actually believe that? I'm sure they expected it to do at least $20 million on opening weekend, they are just saying otherwise to make it look like less of a flop. That's what studios do - they spin. And lots of high quality movies do not make money.

"The tickets cost too much. Hollywood needs to produce "Pulp Fiction"-style MUST-see auteur-driven films to attract audiences."

Huh? Audiences don't want auteur-driven films, they want cheesy action movies, sequels, lowbrow comedy, and comic book shit. That is what makes money. You are confusing your own taste with what the average moviegoer wants to see. And saying the tickets cost too much makes no sense since plenty of other movies manage to make money.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 6409/28/2013

[quote] they want cheesy action movies, sequels, lowbrow comedy, and comic book shit.

That does about sum it up, doesn't it.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 6509/28/2013

You don't know that, R64. Slaves, slobs, pigs and twits go to see Transformers for their reptilian rush. There is an untapped audience, in neglect, who would pay fourteen dollars for an original, interesting, paradigm-shifting indie movie. NOT some fake indie, like "Garden State" - a real one, something that could be called must see. Not violent, not loud - different. They haven't permitted one to be made in years.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 6609/28/2013

I don't listen to official ratings anymore (Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB etc), Howard is a big HW player, most critics won't dare to give his movie negative reviews.

That said Hemsworth can be a good actor at certain times, he is not a complete slouch. I watch him anytime over Cruise, Depp or Pitt!

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 6709/29/2013

The point is that while Hemsworth might be a good actor, he can't open a movie by himself. Actually, if I went to see Rush, I wouldn't go for Hemsworth, I would go for Daniel Bruhl. He seems like an interesting face. Much like Christoph Waltz.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 6809/29/2013

It ain't no Cinerama GRAND PRIX that's for sure. Back then we had stars!!

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 6909/29/2013

It will make BIG money but from Europe & everywhere else F1 is big. And through video. These days the U.S. isn't the alpha & omega.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 7009/29/2013

Ron Howard movies are dreck: hated Beautiful Mind...

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 7109/29/2013

This movie was terribly miscast! If Vin Deisel and Paul Walker had made it, with a bit of The Rock thrown in for good measure, it would have opened at well over $30M. All the people who took snotty kids to see that animated crap would've called a sitter and gone to see Rush. (Of course I'm half joking here, people.)

Seriously, though, the tracking polls for the past two weeks alerted the distributors and producers what to expect as far as box office goes. They knew before it opened wide on Friday how it would perform.

The crass, over the top commercialism of Hollywood has conditioned audiences to expect spectacle. The real movies never do well. Not saying this is a "real movie" especially since it was a shameless ploy by Ron Howard to go after a certain audience by hiring Hemsworth.

If this film had been made even 30 years ago it would've done better. The only reason anyone who wasn't particularly interested in car racing every paid attention to Hunt, was because he was on the margins of the Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor scandals. Tabloids had a field day when Burton once & for all finally dumped her to marry Susan.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 7209/29/2013

I am gonna see this movie and looking forward to it.

And for the person who stated what ticketbuyers are looking for, this season has been marked by massive flops in the comic book, sequel and action slates. Tastes are changing -- to what, no one really knows.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 7309/29/2013

The movie is spectacular, Hemsworth's very good in it, too. Unfortunately, opening weekend numbers reflect how many dumb teenage boys went to see it. It's a movie for adults, not 15 year olds. It has excellent reviews and great word of mouth. It will have more staying power than the crappy movies teenage boys go to see and will probably get some Oscar noms. Daniel Bruhl certainly deserves one, so does the cinematographer and so does Hans Zimmer. Screenplay is witty and sophisticated.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 7409/29/2013

Are there really any movie stars who open a movie big with only their name? I think all the big ones, Cruise, Depp and others, have had flops in the recent years.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 7509/29/2013

You see, R74, that's exactly the problem. American audiences have been conditioned to expect certain thing. Car racing? Good. They go in with the expectation that it'll be lots of great crashes, and fires, and explosions, and blood & gore, and racing to the death! Don't give them a fucking plot. Don't give them characters with any depth. They was spectacle. They expect a contest.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 7609/29/2013

R58, it's called s stunt ass, you don't see his face for a reason.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 7709/29/2013

I don't want to seem hateful, but Chris Hemsworth reminds me of those B- movies from the 60's that I watched on TV in the 70's starring Steve Reeves as Hercules unchained. If he'd been around then, he's have been Steve Reeves. The old time studio system would have built Chris Hemsworth up as a real beefcake tough guy type.

His brother would've been Rick Hudson.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 7809/29/2013

Chris Hemsworth pings about as much as Ice-T.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 7909/29/2013

"And for the person who stated what ticketbuyers are looking for, this season has been marked by massive flops in the comic book, sequel and action slates. Tastes are changing -- to what, no one really knows."

For every movie comic book movie or sequel that flops there are two that hit big - real big. No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.

"The movie is spectacular, Hemsworth's very good in it, too."

PR shill alert. No one thinks Hemsworth is a good actor.

"I think all the big ones, Cruise, Depp and others, have had flops in the recent years."

If Cruise or Depp had starred in this it would have opened with $20 million or more. Even Rock of Ages and The Lone Ranger (both mega flops) debuted better than Rush...

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 8009/29/2013

Chris is a decent actor who will shine when given the right role. He was surprisingly very good in “Cabin In The Woods” and his American accent was flawless. Unfortunately most of the critical acclaim for this film is being directed towards Daniel Bruhl, who seems to be on the verge of a Christoph Waltz breakout from German/Austrian cinema.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 8109/29/2013

So Hemsworth's acting in Avengers was unrepresentative? He had no presence whatsoever. And Chris Evans and Scarlett Johannsson were also in the movie.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 8209/29/2013

Rush is now top of the UK box office, taking £1.3 million and it will no doubt do better in Europe, Brazil and Asia where F1 is more popular than the US as well as Australia where Hemsworth made his name. It has also received almost universal acclaim from critics, just because a film does well at the US box office does not mean it is a good movie and vice versa

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 8309/29/2013

[quote]I don't listen to official ratings anymore (Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB etc), Howard is a big HW player, most critics won't dare to give his movie negative reviews.

Wow, how can someone who admits to knowing nothing about reviews, assert that critics won't give Howard reviews?

Howard's received plenty of pans. His last film (with Vince Vaughn) was completely trashed (and flopped at the box office. The Da Vinci code movies were trashed as well.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 8509/29/2013

I agree R81. He is a decent actor and that's about it. Just like his brother but with bigger shoulders.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 8609/29/2013

R84 It was never meant to be a blockbuster, but an intelligent tale of the rivalry between James Hunt and Nikki Lauda and the impact of Lauda's injury and did it extremely well, wowed the critics, and hit the markets the film was really targeted at such as the UK where F1 is strong. There have been plenty of films which have topped the US box office and been dire, US box office takings do not determine whether or not a movie is worth watching, which Rush certainly is if you have not seen it!

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 8709/29/2013

Travis Fimmel is hotter and more Viking looking

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 8809/29/2013

Josh is hotter in the face.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 8909/29/2013

Why is is unfortunate that Daniel Brühl is receiving critical acclaim for his performance in Rush, r81?

He's a good actor (who also happens to be good-looking, much better in real life than he's permitted to be in the film playing Lauda), and he deserves a chance to break out.

I'm actually just surprised that Ron Howard has managed to make a film that's not just lowbrow trash.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 9009/29/2013

[quote]PR shill alert. No one thinks Hemsworth is a good actor.

The UK papers, I believe either the Guardian or the Telegraph, gave him kudos for this role, said it was a pleasant surprise how much he stood out.

I think he's grown some. Given a good script and a strong director he could impress. He certainly has the rugged looks to be a leading man.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 9209/29/2013

This thread really is weird. The film is excellent. It's a film for adults - maybe the only one Ron Howard has ever made - it's also far and away the best movie Howard has made. It's aesthetically gorgeous, a witty, smart script with very good acting. I enjoyed it thoroughly, so people who are criticizing - see it first, you won't be criticizing it afterwards.

And to the person who thinks the U.S. box office is the be-all, end-all of movie profitability, the international market is far more important now and has been for two decades.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 9309/29/2013

Rush wasn't made for the US market. It's F1 racing. OVERSEAS.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 9410/02/2013

[R21] As much as I'd love it to be, sadly there's never been a single bit of gay gossip about Chris H. ever, even back in his early "Home and Away" days. There's never been a hint of smoke let alone flaming.

It's actually odd considering so many of the others - Hugh Jackman, Ryan Kwanten, Heath Ledger, etc. all had rumors. Even Sam Worthington is said to have scored at least one gay BJ. As much as I'd love Chris to be cocksucker, his brother Liam is more likely to be and that seems highly unlikely.

As for the moron decrying the film's opening, "Rush" was made for the international market. The domestic is purely secondary and Universal doesn't really care seeing as whatever they earn in the States they'll earn several times as much globally.

It's not a massive hit, but for $38 million it doesn't need to be. The acclaim for it means it'll also perform well in ancillary markets.

The U.S. box-office used to be the be all and end all measure of success, now it really is just another market. An important one true, but not the hitmaker/breaker anymore.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 9510/08/2013

I don't believe Universal financed it, just distributed.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 9610/08/2013

The dude who played Niki Lauda deserves an Oscar nomination. He was outstanding in that role.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 9710/08/2013

Daniel Brühl rocks in this movie! Incredible performance.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 9810/08/2013

Do you think the new racing film with Aaron Paul will flop?

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 9910/08/2013

title, r99?

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 10010/12/2013

I am going to see this movie tomorrow: it is now playing in one theater in the greater Philadephia area and will be ending tomorrow. This is the type of film to be viewed on a big screen and not at home.

I have been looking forward to this movie, I just haven't been able to get away to watch it.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 10111/20/2013

I LOVED THIS MOVIE! I usually hate anything Ron Howard puts out, but this film is atypical of his work. It is visually arresting and very exciting. The acting was very good-especially Daniel Bruhl. The screenplay was both witty and smart.

You haters don't know what you missed.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 10211/22/2013

I thought Chris Hemsworth gave one of his greatest performances in Rush.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 10311/22/2013

I agree R3, Hemsworth was excellent in the film.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 10511/22/2013

what is his next big project?

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 10612/10/2013

Hemsworth is re-teaming with Ron Howard for a movie about 19th century whalers and whaling ships. Not kidding. With Cillian Murphy, it's filming now.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 10712/10/2013

Daniel Bruhl deserves the Oscar and the some, not just a nomination. Chris was surprisingly good. Avengers made me think acting was not one of his strong points.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 10812/10/2013

R104 how could he not be pleased. If he's gay they must have agreed. She couldn't get knocked up by accident.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 10912/10/2013

r108, he was wrong for Hunt. Wrong build and no charisma.

It's too bad Howard couldn't handle Alex Pettyfer; he was perfect for that role. All they had to do was tone down the nastiness a bit-Hunt could be sharp, but not really mean.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 11012/12/2013

Chris was awesome in this role. Great casting.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 11112/13/2013

Movie was awesome, great dialogue, tight script and great cinematography! Brühl got a well deserved GG and SAG nomination out of it. I think this guy is going places, he can hold his own alongside Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. Hemsworth was pretty awful, he is no character actor for sure. I think he is only in it for the money. (Bad example for all the great Aussie actors like Weaver, Colette, Pearce and Mendelsohn)

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 11201/15/2014

I watched the DVD tonight and really enjoyed it. I've always been a fan of Daniel Bruhl, and he was fantastic--I wish he had received an Oscar nomination .

The movie, though, exaggerates the rivalry between Hunt and Lauda. Apparently they were actually roommates and very good friends.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 11305/18/2014

his bod is sick

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 11406/21/2014

He is handsome and sexy, but his movie choices imply that he doesn't care to play in a really good movie. His movie are boring and skin-deep.

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 11502/14/2015

*his movies

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 11602/14/2015

Is Ron Howard smitten with him? Chris will also star in the next Ron Howard movie, 'In the Heart of the Sea'

After Rush, Ron Howard chose the same actor for his next movie. Cute, right...?

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 11702/14/2015

Chris Hemsworth played James Hunt the English Formula 1 racing driver from the 70's. Olivia Wilde played Suzy Miller, glamour girl, a popular '70s model from Britain who became better known for her marriages: first to James Hunt in 1974, and then to Richard Burton in 1976. Miller was the woman who ended Burton's tumultuous relationship with Elizabeth Taylor once and for all.

Burton asked Taylor for a divorce; just a month after Burton and Taylor's second (and final) marriage was dissolved, he and swapped vows with Miller.

What's more shocking is Burton paid a hefty $1 million to expedite Hunt and Miller's divorce. The amount covered Hunt's divorce settlement with Miller. As Wilde says of her on-screen alter ego: "She was traded."

As recounted in the Hunt biography "Shunt": "Hunt simply said: 'Relax, Richard. You've done me a wonderful turn by taking on the most alarming expense account in the country.' Suzy, effectively, had been sold to Burton by Hunt for $1 million and both were satisfied with the transaction."

by Simon Halls's Bag of Turkeysreply 11803/02/2015
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