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Roger Ebert claims “2016: Obama’s America,” the #1 movie, isn't playing in Chicago [Sat AM update]
wordpress ^ | August 24, 2012 - updated August 25 | Dan from Squirrel

Posted on 08/25/2012 4:49:57 AM PDT by grundle

Roger Ebert claimed that “2016: Obama’s America,” the country’s #1 movie, is not playing in any Chicago theaters

This is Roger Ebert’s website. For the weekend of Friday, August 24, 2012, he has written reviews of seven new movies:

Premium Rush

Hit and Run

Red Hook Summer

Cosmopolis

Robot and Frank

Chicken with Plums

Nobody Else But You

All seven of those reviews are actually dated Wednesday, August 22, 2012.

As I sit here writing this, it is Friday evening, August 24, 2012, and his website does not have a review for 2016: Obama’s America, which is the #1 movie in the country.

I suppose it’s possible that the movie was not available early for critics in Chicago to see. If that’s the case, then his review should be up tomorrow, August 25, 2012. (Update: It is now Saturday, August 25, and he has still not reviewed the movie. But it is early in the day – perhaps he needs more time.)

Over at one of Roger Ebert’s blog entries, I asked him:

Roger, when will I get to have the privilege of reading your review of the new film “2016: Obama’s America”?

He answered:

At such time as it opens theatrically here.

I responded with the following. Since I just submitted it, it has not yet been approved by Ebert:

So you’re saying that the movie which is number one all over the country is not playing in any theaters in one of biggest cities in the country? I can’t recall that ever happening before.

Actually, it’s playing at FOURTEEN different Chicago theaters:

http://www.google.com/movies?hl=en&near=chicago&dq=where+in+chicago+is+%222016+obama%27s+america%22+playing&sort=1&mid=d65eeebaa6d36b72&sa=X&ei=bxs4UI2cEef00gHMhYHwDw&ved=0CEYQwAMoHg

Showtimes

AMC Showplace Galewood 14
5530 W. Homer Blvd, Chicago, IL
‎10:15am‎ ‎12:45‎ ‎3:15‎ ‎5:45‎ ‎8:15‎ ‎10:45pm‎

AMC Showplace Village Crossing 18
7000 Carpenter Road, Skokie, IL
‎11:40am‎ ‎2:10‎ ‎4:50‎ ‎7:30‎ ‎10:10pm‎

Regal Gardens 7-13
4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL
‎12:10‎ ‎2:40‎ ‎5:10‎ ‎7:30‎ ‎9:50pm‎

AMC Loews Quarry Cinemas 14
9201 63rd St., Hodgkins, IL
‎11:35am‎ ‎1:50‎ ‎4:05‎ ‎6:20‎ ‎8:40pm‎

AMC Loews Crestwood 18
13221 Rivercrest Drive, Crestwood, IL
‎10:15am‎ ‎12:40‎ ‎3:00‎ ‎5:30‎ ‎7:50‎ ‎10:30pm‎

AMC Showplace Niles 12
301 Golf Mill Center, Niles, IL
‎10:25am‎ ‎12:55‎ ‎3:25‎ ‎5:45‎ ‎8:05‎ ‎10:25pm‎

AMC Loews Country Club Hills 16
4201 W.167th St., Country Club Hills, IL
‎11:00am‎ ‎1:45‎ ‎4:15‎ ‎7:20‎ ‎9:45pm‎

AMC Northbrook Court 14
1525 Lake Cook Road, Northbrook, IL
‎10:35am‎ ‎1:05‎ ‎3:45‎ ‎6:15‎ ‎8:30pm‎

AMC Randhurst 12
200 Randhurst Village Drive, Mount Prospect, IL
‎11:30am‎ ‎1:50‎ ‎4:20‎ ‎7:40‎ ‎10:20pm‎

AMC Yorktown 17
80 Yorktown Shopping Ctr, Lombard, IL
‎11:50am‎ ‎2:30‎ ‎4:55‎ ‎7:25‎ ‎9:55pm‎

Marcus Addison Cinema
1555 West Lake Street, Addison, IL
‎12:55‎ ‎3:15‎ ‎5:30‎ ‎7:50‎ ‎10:05pm‎

AMC Loews Woodridge 18
10000 Woodward Ave., Woodridge, IL
‎11:00am‎ ‎1:20‎ ‎3:40‎ ‎6:00‎ ‎8:20‎ ‎10:40pm‎

AMC Loews Streets of Woodfield 20
601 N. Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL
‎11:05am‎ ‎1:30‎ ‎3:50‎ ‎6:20‎ ‎9:00pm‎

Cinemark at Seven Bridges
6500 Route 53, Woodridge, IL
‎12:10‎ ‎2:30‎ ‎4:50‎ ‎7:10‎ ‎9:30‎ ‎11:45pm‎

http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/first-box-office-anti-obama-movie-1/

FIRST BOX OFFICE: Anti-Obama Movie #1

By NIKKI FINKE

August 24, 2012

FRIDAY 2 PM: The anti-Obama movie 2016 Obama’s America went into wider release around America today and is opening right now in first place at the domestic box office. That’s quite a feat since the Rocky Mountain Pictures political documentary is still playing in only 1,090 North American theaters – or about 1/3 as many theaters as big-budget actioner The Expendables 2 (3,355 theaters).

Like I said above, I suppose it’s possible that the movie was not available early for critics in Chicago to see. If that’s the case, then his review should be up tomorrow. (Update: It is now Saturday, August 25, and he has still not reviewed the movie. But it is early in the day – perhaps he needs more time.)



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1 posted on 08/25/2012 4:50:09 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Poking Roger with a stick. I like it.


2 posted on 08/25/2012 4:57:21 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: grundle

Is that movie seriously the “#1 movie”? My BS detector is going off the charts on this one.

Is it the highest grossing movie in the nation between the hours of 9:00 and 10:00AM, or something like that?

I’ve seen the commercials for it on TV, and it does indeed look very interesting.


3 posted on 08/25/2012 5:00:33 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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4 posted on 08/25/2012 5:06:46 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: grundle

I need to get to it, but I have papers to write.


5 posted on 08/25/2012 5:13:18 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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...maybe a little Bo...














6 posted on 08/25/2012 5:15:15 AM PDT by devolve (------------------- ammo bans or limits? - Lee Harvey Oswald only needed 2 or 3 cartridges ---------)
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To: grundle

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/daily/chart/

Who is saying this movie is number one???? It says the Obama Movie is number 13 and made 200 grand. I want the movie to do well but when I read that the movie is number one then I get happy and want to check my websites the I go to regularly and to my disappointment it is untrue. Why the lying?


7 posted on 08/25/2012 5:24:34 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: napscoordinator; All

If you look at this, the movie is #3: http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/first-box-office-anti-obama-movie-1/


8 posted on 08/25/2012 5:34:09 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: napscoordinator

No one is lying.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/08/24/2016-box-office

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ie=UTF-8&ion=1#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=2016%20number%20one%20movie&oq=&gs_l=&pbx=1&fp=c245c23d34352b47&ion=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&biw=1273&bih=679

Why so quick to demean?


9 posted on 08/25/2012 5:37:28 AM PDT by battletank
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To: napscoordinator
You know # 13 for a documentary with almost no mass marketing is pretty darn good...considering this movie is geared to adults and not teenagers...which are the largest movie going segment

Sales will increase especially as word of mouth generate ticket sales....

I can easily see this movie move to the top 5

Seeing it tomorrow...

10 posted on 08/25/2012 5:38:08 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: grundle

Its not the #1 movie. I think, at best, it was making the most money per theater, but thats not uncommon for political movies that go out via limited distribution. It IS doing well for itself, however, and he should probably review it, much as he did those other “documentaries” of Moores.


11 posted on 08/25/2012 5:40:54 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: napscoordinator; grundle
It's NOT the #1 movie in theaters right now, it started out as the #1 documentary.

Grundle needs to clarify this.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/first-box-office-anti-obama-movie-1/>

12 posted on 08/25/2012 5:43:26 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: napscoordinator

It was Number one Friday because of Prepurchase of tickets. It is Now Number 3 behind Expendables and the Bourne movie, Not Bad if you ask me, especially since it is only playing in one third of the Screens across the country


13 posted on 08/25/2012 5:43:33 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Paradox

Roger Ebert is like the kid in that classic New Yorker cartoon:

“I say it’s spinach and to h*ll with it!”

He’s a liberal, the film criticizes Obama, so he’ll not just pan the film but tell people it doesn’t really exist.


14 posted on 08/25/2012 5:44:57 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: KoRn; napscoordinator; KevinDavis; Paradox; sirchtruth

Thanks everyone. The source that is linked to in the article said it was #1 on Friday evening, when the article was written. Thanks for the update.


15 posted on 08/25/2012 5:55:36 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Looks like #13 to me:

http://boxofficemojo.com/daily/chart/

This is one reason blogs suck.
Made-up or unchecked information.

Blog on, blogger.


16 posted on 08/25/2012 6:07:55 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: grundle

It still amazes me it was the “skinny one” who died first.


17 posted on 08/25/2012 6:08:10 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: ballplayer

Maybe not bad but the other movies you mentioned have been out quite awhile. I am going to the 1040 movie today. I just hope it is better then an Americn Carol which was awful.


18 posted on 08/25/2012 6:08:23 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: humblegunner

No, it was not made up or unchecked. It cites a source, and then cites the same source a second time with a quote from the source. At the time the blog was written, it was indeed the #1 movie. The blog has been updated to say that it was the #1 movie during Friday afternoon.


19 posted on 08/25/2012 6:13:25 AM PDT by grundle
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To: KoRn

I heard this morning that it’s at number three now, but that number 1 listing isn’t surprising. As you suggest, it was prior to last night’s numbers coming in. Documentaries are day movies. The regular weekend fare doesn’t take off until Friday evening.


20 posted on 08/25/2012 6:14:41 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
I didn't even know the fat one was still alive.

I never really cared for either one of them, but I always had a gut feeling that the fat one was more of a turd.

Then I saw this video and I knew I was right: Siskel and Ebert fight like an old married couple

I would suppose he is a bitter, unpleasant, aged homosexual queen now, with lots of young guys who think he is a douche but will dote on him in hope of getting any money he has left.

21 posted on 08/25/2012 6:24:09 AM PDT by rlmorel ("Rub some bacon on it.")
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To: grundle

Who cares about what this guy thinks about a movie...typical liberal has been!!!


22 posted on 08/25/2012 6:30:03 AM PDT by ontap
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To: KoRn

Check out Druge!!!


23 posted on 08/25/2012 6:31:51 AM PDT by ontap
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To: ontap

Druge = Drudge


24 posted on 08/25/2012 6:32:42 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Vince Ferrer

Doesn’t Roger dig being poked?


25 posted on 08/25/2012 6:37:16 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: grundle

Why are you so eager to hear Ebert dump a bucket of night soil on it?


26 posted on 08/25/2012 7:20:02 AM PDT by DManA
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