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Weinstein Co sees "Nine" losing ground at theaters (Another Kidman Bomb)
Reuters ^ | December 29, 2009 | Staff

Posted on 12/30/2009 7:55:39 PM PST by C19fan

It gained early success on the awards circuit, but the star-studded musical "Nine" will likely be pulled back from hundreds of smaller U.S. cities, after disappointing box office and lackluster reviews.

After playing in 1,400 screens last weekend, the Weinstein Company, which is behind "Nine", said on Tuesday it expects the movie to play in 800-900 screens in big U.S. cities in coming weeks.

(Excerpt) Read more at movies.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: boxoffice; hollywood; kidman; moviereview; nine; weinstein
Another case of Nicole Kidman being box office poison. Perhaps in the future she will need to pay producers to be in a movie. LOL!! Also, nice to see another Weinstein flop.
1 posted on 12/30/2009 7:55:43 PM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Is it her scientology?


2 posted on 12/30/2009 7:57:51 PM PST by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: tbw2

From what I understand Kidman ia a Catholic and never went over to the “Dark Side” during her marriage to Maverick.


3 posted on 12/30/2009 8:00:23 PM PST by C19fan
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To: tbw2

From what I understand Kidman ia a Catholic and never went over to the “Dark Side” during her marriage to Maverick.


4 posted on 12/30/2009 8:00:23 PM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Saw it on Broadway YEARS ago. Surreal.


5 posted on 12/30/2009 8:00:46 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: C19fan

Nicole used to be beautiful, but she’s had some botched plastic surgery and is in her mid forties. It probably wasn’t brilliant to release the movie “Nine” the same year that another movie, “9” was released.


6 posted on 12/30/2009 8:01:36 PM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I remember when Nine was a big hit on Broadway but that was along time ago. To be totally I was shocked someone even made a movie about this considering the length of time since the show was on Boradway.


7 posted on 12/30/2009 8:01:58 PM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Nicky hasn’t been the same since, “Eyes Wide Shut.” But she was hottttt and did a great job in, “To Die For,” and just as good in a film noirish movie with Alec Baldwin and Bill Pullman in “Malice.” Check out, “Birthday Girl,” as well.

Have no complaints about Weinstein having a failure after failure


8 posted on 12/30/2009 8:03:23 PM PST by LeavingNewYork (We are at war with Oceania; we have always been at war with Oceania.)
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To: C19fan
This movie was pushed so hard on NPR (hey they cover some good stuff now and then) that it hurt just thru the radio waves. Kinda feel bad for Day Lewis
9 posted on 12/30/2009 8:04:24 PM PST by nomorelurker
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To: C19fan; tbw2

She might be Catholic. She even went to see Passion of the Christ was caught by the paparazzi.


10 posted on 12/30/2009 8:05:29 PM PST by max americana
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I saw it on Broadway as well...not my favorite. But I won’t pay to see anything with Nicole Kidman. She’s just not my cup of tea. The movie got wretched reviews.


11 posted on 12/30/2009 8:22:24 PM PST by Hildy (This Christmas, the Democrats have given America the one gift that keeps on taking.)
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To: C19fan

Nothing in my eyes will ever top the Nicole Kidman/Cracker Barrel story when her and her most excellent husband stopped to eat at one. Google it if you haven’t heard about it.


12 posted on 12/30/2009 8:24:53 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: C19fan

A friend saw “Nine” and gave it a “Three”...


13 posted on 12/30/2009 8:39:43 PM PST by ikka
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To: My Favorite Headache

I feel the same way she does about Cracker Barrel.


14 posted on 12/30/2009 8:55:20 PM PST by chae (I am karmic retribution)
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To: C19fan

The whole story line of that movie makes no sense.

The ending they say “the world is now ours to make as we wish”, but they are puppets and can’t procreate so what good will it do them.

Stupid movie.


15 posted on 12/30/2009 8:56:19 PM PST by Chewbacca (My gun has killed less people than Vice Pres Biden's motorcade.)
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To: nomorelurker

RE: NPR (hey they cover some good stuff now and then)

In my pre-carpool days, I’d listen to NPR to and from work, in “know your enemies” mode. Made an enemy or two when I’d occasionally call in during their pledge drives and explain that I couldn’t contribute because of their liberal bias.

“Students at the University of Kentucky were treated in early April to a fervent anti-war and anti-Bush diatribe by a national left-leaning celebrity. In an accusatory tone, the speaker claimed President George W. Bush had “offered an attractive bribe to Turkey in exchange for permission to use Turkey as a base from which to invade Northern Iraq” and charged that he had “told the rest of the world that the United States is ready to act alone in virtually every field.” The celebrity railed against the press for allegedly not being as tough on Bush as it was on former president Bill Clinton, declaring: “The press didn’t wait until the intern scandal to ask tough questions of Bill Clinton, so why is the incumbent getting a pass?”
The long, rambling speech, which was reprinted in the Louisville Courier-Journal and by the Media Research Center, also bashed radio stations for playing patriotic music as the United States went to war and even for playing the national anthem. Of particular concern to the speaker was the website of Washington’s all-news radio station WTOP, which linked to armed-forces websites and forwarded e-mails to troops.

“Balancing all that were links to two peace groups,” the speaker complained. The speaker then announced that public annoyance with the antimilitary pronunciamentos of celebrities such as the Dixie Chicks was symptomatic of a new McCarthyism.

“Witch burning is an ugly chapter in our history,” he said. “It should not be revived, even if it’s good for business.”

Who was this celebrity? One of the febrile Hollywood left? Tim Robbins, Sean Penn, Martin Sheen? No, the author of this rant was none other than newscaster Bob Edwards, host of “Morning Edition” on the “objective” National Public Radio, or NPR.

The speech came after he was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. And Edwards even used the platform to take a dig at his competitor, Clear Channel Communications Inc. He claimed that the Dixie Chicks’ sagging album sales after the group’s lead singer, Natalie Maines, said on foreign soil that she was “ashamed” of President Bush were not the result of listener disgust, but due to a conspiracy by San Antonio, Texas-based Clear Channel.

“Clear Channel loves George W. Bush,” Edwards said. He offered no evidence for the alleged conspiracy, and Clear Channel repeatedly has denied requesting, directing or ordering its radio stations not to play the Dixie Chicks.

Responding to the NPR anchor’s diatribe, Chris Chandler, a news anchor for Louisville’s WHAS-AM, which is owned by Clear Channel, wrote in a letter to the media website Poynter.org: “Apparently, this brand of liberal reactionism is tolerated – or even expected – at NPR. ... If Edwards can deliver a speech like that and still expect to be taken seriously as an objective observer the next morning, somebody should really give him this message: Those who live in government-subsidized glass houses shouldn’t be throwing stones.

( ... ) One area critics say definitely needs improving is the network’s reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. When it comes to bias against Israel, “NPR’s probably the worst. Worse than CNN, worse than ABC,” says Alex Safian, associate director of the Boston-based watchdog group Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, or CAMERA. A CAMERA study of two months of NPR’s Middle East coverage in the fall of 2000 found that, in 350 interviews, pro-Arab speakers received 77 percent more time than pro-Israeli speakers. The study also found that, for the same period of time, there were almost twice as many segments with only pro-Arab speakers as there were segments in which only Israelis were interviewed, and that the pro-Arab segments were nearly four times as long. Safian adds that even television’s PBS network is less biased than NPR.

And NPR has refused to take responsibility when it falsely reports major facts, Safian says. He points to a story in the fall of 2001 describing the fatal shooting of a Palestinian girl working in an olive field. NPR reported that she was killed by Israeli settlers, when in fact her shooters were unknown and the shooting began when armed Palestinians hiding in the olive field opened fire on Israeli soldiers despite the presence of civilians.

“The New York Times covered it, the AP [Associated Press] covered it, and they all got it right,” Safian says. “NPR got it wrong.”

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=33104
NPR sets dial on broadcasting bias
June 16, 2003


16 posted on 12/30/2009 9:00:46 PM PST by flowerplough ( Pennsylvania today - New New Jersey meets North West Virginia.)
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To: Richard Kimball
It probably wasn’t brilliant to release the movie “Nine” the same year that another movie, “9” was released.

...and District 9 as well.....

17 posted on 12/30/2009 9:07:07 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Chewbacca

Crap....I thought this was a review of that stupid computer animated flick named ‘9’. I didn’t realize that there was a musical named the same thing.

I guess they both sucked.


18 posted on 12/30/2009 9:13:36 PM PST by Chewbacca (My gun has killed less people than Vice Pres Biden's motorcade.)
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To: C19fan

She has a small part in the film. It’s really Lewis’ vehicle.


19 posted on 12/30/2009 9:25:50 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
I just googled it. I don't even know who keith urban is and definitely didn't know she was married.

But she's looking for haute cuisine in Crossville, Tennessee? I used to live in the area and the hautiest cuisine she'll find in Crossville will be along the lines of Steak and Shake.

20 posted on 12/30/2009 9:55:35 PM PST by LouAvul
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To: LeavingNewYork

Or maybe this:

New Films Will Push Pedophilia And Polyamory
September 16, 2004

...why would Nicole Kidman want to portray a woman who thinks a 10-year-old boy is her reincarnated husband? The film shows Kidman and the boy sitting naked in a tub together during a dream sequence.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1218440/posts


21 posted on 12/30/2009 11:36:17 PM PST by donna (Democracy is not enough. If the culture dies, the country dies. - Pat Buchanan)
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To: nomorelurker
Went to see “Nine” when daughter was in town for Christmas. It's like a remake of Fellini's “eight and a half” but with a better ending. The actress singer who played DD Lewis’ wife, Marion ? was brilliant-a moving song about her husband. Penelope Cruz’ dance was also amazing. Who doesn't like Dame Judith Dench. She was wonderful, as usual. And Sophia Loren was her usual elegant self. And Daniel Day Lewis can sing-not badly. The ending was the producer director-Danial Day Lewis came to grips with the hollow part of his life and repented with a new script of coming together or some such. Nicole Kidman was a minor part compared to what all the others listed above contributed to the film.
22 posted on 12/31/2009 5:51:06 AM PST by Cordio
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