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Box Office: Alice Turns Damon a Sickly Green (Green Zone Bombs)
Time ^ | 3/15/10 | Richard Corliss

Posted on 03/15/2010 9:44:32 AM PDT by Haiku Guy

In Team America: World Police, the first Hollywood-financed movie inspired by the U.S. invasion of Iraq and its attendant political controversy, South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone dispatched a squad of U.S. guerrillas — all in marionette form — to take down an Axis of Evil dictator and, in the process, slaughter the real villains of the piece: a bunch of self-important celebrities who had publicly opposed the U.S. policy. One of these stars is Matt Damon, who is portrayed as such an idiot that all his dialogue consists of is his grinning stupidly while saying, "Matt Damon!" The puppet Damon ends up dead, his head snapped by a Team America hero.

The real Matt Damon didn't fare much better as the star of the new Green Zone: he went looking for the truth about Iraq's WMDs, and got blown up by the IED of public indifference.

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(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


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Yet another self-important revisionist anti-Iraq War movie bombs. Every time Hollywood sinks another $200 Million into yet another disaster project like this, I smile...
1 posted on 03/15/2010 9:44:32 AM PDT by Haiku Guy
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To: Haiku Guy

Green Zone first week returns of $14.5 Million on an investment of $230 Million.

Gotta love it!


2 posted on 03/15/2010 9:46:41 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave.)
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To: Haiku Guy
Plus Universal has tainted the already-flagging Borne Identity brand by tying it to this stinker...
3 posted on 03/15/2010 9:47:31 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave.)
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To: Haiku Guy

I completely stopped going to movies several years ago. Don’t miss it a bit.

But I love that this propaganda hit piece bombed.


4 posted on 03/15/2010 9:51:23 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Haiku Guy

I enjoyed Alice.

I’m glad it whooped that POS Damon and his POS movie.


5 posted on 03/15/2010 9:51:36 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Haiku Guy

Good. I hope they all go bankrupt while nobody listens to their “message”.

..of course, they’ll just expect a guhmit handout when that happens.


6 posted on 03/15/2010 9:57:29 AM PDT by envisio (My wife don't care if I smell like welding rods and gasoline. She actually kinda likes it.)
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To: Haiku Guy
LOL! Maybe Jimmie Kimmel will invite him his show again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PZNfOZXPJk

7 posted on 03/15/2010 9:58:34 AM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: Haiku Guy

Matt Damon sucks.

Go Alice!


8 posted on 03/15/2010 9:59:32 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Haiku Guy

“One of these stars is Matt Damon, who is portrayed as such an idiot that all his dialogue consists of is his grinning stupidly while saying, “Matt Damon!” The puppet Damon ends up dead, his head snapped by a Team America hero. “

To be fair, the reason this was, was because the puppet came out very bad and so they just ran with the appearance.

Just for the sake of truthfulness.


9 posted on 03/15/2010 10:01:29 AM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: Haiku Guy

How many ‘Air Americas’ do these lefties need to create before it finally sinks in that is doesn’t sell.


10 posted on 03/15/2010 10:02:08 AM PDT by rod1
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To: rod1
"How many ‘Air Americas’ do these lefties need to create before it finally sinks in that is doesn’t sell."

The "fairness doctrine" will be expanded to cover movies....

11 posted on 03/15/2010 10:05:28 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: editor-surveyor

Maybe Pelosi can cram a government takeover of Holllywood into the health care reconciliation bill...

ObamaStudios! For the Children!


12 posted on 03/15/2010 10:07:22 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave.)
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To: Haiku Guy
public indifference

Um, no. But thanks for playing.

If the public were indifferent, Damon's movie would have fared considerably better. Be certain, the public is not indifferent.

With the exception of Avatar, anti-American films don't do well. Were Avatar anything less than a 3D motion capture/computer animation extravaganza, I'd dare say it would have done about as well as Ferngully. I only know of two folks (libs) who have actually seen it.

13 posted on 03/15/2010 10:13:11 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: Haiku Guy

Paranoid Anti-Military Movie ‘Green Zone’ Hailed by Top NY Times Movie Critic

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2471355/posts?page=25


14 posted on 03/15/2010 10:13:20 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Haiku Guy

“They fought the war, and the war won.”

UH Huh. Universal may end up on the financial cutting floor if they keep backing dogs. (apologies to dogs everywhere)

Wow, they are in the tank for 200 mil. Yikes.


15 posted on 03/15/2010 10:15:30 AM PDT by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Haiku Guy

Ah, if only Damon had invested a considerable amount of his own fortune in making the movie. That would be even sweeter.

BTW, on an (almost) completely unrelated note, a remake to the 80’s action classic “Red Dawn” is scheduled to come out this summer. I’m wondering how much of the film’s politics will be Damon-esque this time around?


16 posted on 03/15/2010 10:20:33 AM PDT by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: Haiku Guy
Thanks for posting the delicious details about the Green Zone. I heard on the radio that Green Zone came in second to Alice this last weekend and had no idea it had been smoked. Hopefully Green Zone tanks quickly and turns into a major money loser for the studio.

OT - I heard Tom Hanks' ignorant comments about WWII on Laura Ingraham's show this morning and they come across even worse that they did in print since you can hear the snidely superior tone in his voice. IMDB lists quite a few products involving Hanks coming up this year and next which I sincerely hope flop big time. He is definitely on my permanent sh!t list.

17 posted on 03/15/2010 10:21:48 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: DemforBush
I’m wondering how much of the film’s politics will be Damon-esque this time around...

Betcha the plot will be right wing generals pull a coup and the wolverines will be the brave progressive force that is trying to get "their" country back.

18 posted on 03/15/2010 10:24:29 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: Drill Thrawl
Betcha the plot will be right wing generals pull a coup and the wolverines will be the brave progressive force that is trying to get "their" country back.

Maybe the right-wing cabal can be backed by Michigan-Militia types, NRA members and armed Tea Partiers... The Wolverines can repel them with water balloons!

19 posted on 03/15/2010 10:28:57 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave.)
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To: Haiku Guy

i have overheard some of these Hollywood writers recently, trust me THEY DON’T GET IT.


20 posted on 03/15/2010 10:32:48 AM PDT by echomike23
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To: Conan the Librarian

I just loved “Team America” - it was vulgar, gross, politically incorrect, and hysterically funny.


21 posted on 03/15/2010 10:33:18 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Haiku Guy; All

I understand there is going to be a new Market instrument so people can buy stock or ETFs on movies. Anyone have any details on that?


22 posted on 03/15/2010 10:33:54 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

Well, short this one!

I would avoid that market without a real good source of inside information...


23 posted on 03/15/2010 10:35:52 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave.)
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To: Haiku Guy

24 posted on 03/15/2010 10:36:12 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Haiku Guy
I still find it ironic that the HOLLYWOOD sign on the hill, which originally read "HOLLYWOODLAND", was to advertise a new housing development in the hills above the Hollywood district of Los Angeles.

25 posted on 03/15/2010 10:36:17 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (If politicians had to live by the rules they make, there would be different rules.)
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To: Menehune56

I just wish Hollywood would keep their political opinions to themselves. Hanks, Damon, Baldwin, Penn and others.. I will not see their movies now to support their platforms. Can’t stand watching them now.


26 posted on 03/15/2010 10:39:49 AM PDT by caww
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To: echomike23

Every dollar lost on a project like this is a dollar that cannot be donated to a Democrat politician...


27 posted on 03/15/2010 10:40:35 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave.)
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To: shelterguy

Ditto.
I havn’t run short of old Jimmy Stewart movies...


28 posted on 03/15/2010 10:41:21 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: caww
I just wish Hollywood would keep their political opinions to themselves. Hanks, Damon, Baldwin, Penn and others.. I will not see their movies now to support their platforms. Can’t stand watching them now.

They're doing you a favor. By coming out and announcing their idiotic point-of-view, they prevent you from watching one of the propaganda flix unawares.

29 posted on 03/15/2010 10:42:05 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I havn’t run short of old Jimmy Stewart movies...

NETFLIX should have this one in my mailbox when I get home tonight...

30 posted on 03/15/2010 10:44:02 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave.)
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To: Haiku Guy

We have real people getting killed and maimed by IEDs in Afghanistan right now. I think it was very careless for Time to use “IED” in such a nonchalant fashion to discuss a movie’s box office.


31 posted on 03/15/2010 10:44:41 AM PDT by counterpunch (The Emperor has no Cloture)
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To: counterpunch

It’s TIME! Whaddayagonnado?


32 posted on 03/15/2010 10:45:52 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave.)
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To: cweese

Was that a staged gag, or did Demon really wig out like that?


33 posted on 03/15/2010 10:46:50 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Haiku Guy
Every time Hollywood sinks another $200 Million into yet another disaster project like this, I smile...

Yep. And I look at it this way. That's money that could have gone to some slimy Dem's campaign.

Keep wasting it, Hollywood.

34 posted on 03/15/2010 10:48:47 AM PDT by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Drill Thrawl

The invaders this time are the Chinese.


35 posted on 03/15/2010 10:49:36 AM PDT by Rastus
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To: Haiku Guy
I saw this movie yesterday because it was billed as another Bourne Identity and while it was interesting in spots, I dozed off several times. As I looked around the audience as we exited the theater and it seemed to me the overall anti-war message was largely lost on them.
36 posted on 03/15/2010 10:50:10 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

I suspect that was a gag. Cute. You can tell by the wak Kimmell sells the looong introduction.


37 posted on 03/15/2010 10:50:30 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave.)
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To: Haiku Guy

Earn: Fourteen million
Cost: Two hundred plus million
Lesson learned: Priceless


38 posted on 03/15/2010 10:50:45 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (This tagline can beat up Sean Penn)
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To: Haiku Guy

39 posted on 03/15/2010 10:53:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: Haiku Guy

“...he went looking for the truth about Iraq’s WMDs...”

Bullstalin. This is a conspiracy nut’s wetdream.

And Time-Lies-Warner has the audacity to call Tea Partiers “birthers”.


40 posted on 03/15/2010 10:54:43 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: Haiku Guy
The box-office curse of movies about the U.S. Mess-o-potamian escapade remained unbroken, as Damon became the latest star — after George Clooney, Jamie Foxx, Tom Cruise, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal, not to mention the South Park guys — whose attempt to address the blood and blunders in our Mideast wars tanked with the mass audience.

Americans recognize antiAmerican propaganda when they catch a sniff of it (and the spouting of Hollywood Reds patting themselves on the back for living with BDS).

41 posted on 03/15/2010 10:57:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: DemforBush
BTW, on an (almost) completely unrelated note, a remake to the 80’s action classic “Red Dawn” is scheduled to come out this summer. I’m wondering how much of the film’s politics will be Damon-esque this time around?

It's being filmed in the city of Detroit because the filmakers thought they would have the least amount of set work to do to make the impression of a post apocalyptic cataclysm having occurred. Ought to be good for the Detroit economy if nothing else. Maybe the city fathers will use the opportunity for using Hollywood demolitions to start some real urban renewal?

42 posted on 03/15/2010 10:57:38 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: Haiku Guy
There was no more hint of America's fatal foreign policy frustrations in Iraq than there was of homosexuality in the trailers for A Single Man. But somehow, just possibly through the Internet, people know. Both films couldn't escape their true identity, and suffered — not for their sins but for their boldness.

The public doesn't support Hollyweird's propaganda efforts. If Hollywood hadn't rewritten hundreds of years of copyright law, many of the films that keep them solvent would be in the public domain now (anything 28 years old) and Hollywood would HAVE to be more accountable to the public's taste in current movies.

43 posted on 03/15/2010 11:01:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: ExSoldier

Is it going to be about a Communist takeover threat? Or Islamic jihad?


44 posted on 03/15/2010 11:02:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: Personal Responsibility

They will air it around the clock on cable until it meets the needed receipts. So in the end, it’ll serve to sell the lie and sell the lie and sell the lie.


45 posted on 03/15/2010 11:03:22 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: caww
"I just wish Hollywood would keep their political opinions to themselves. Hanks, Damon, Baldwin, Penn and others.. I will not see their movies now to support their platforms. Can’t stand watching them now."

Problem is that Hollywood actors keep getting rewarded for their political activism with UN Ambassadorships. People like Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Nicholas Cage, Orlando Bloom.... and the list goes on and on....all are UN Goodwill Ambassadors for some cause -- AIDs, Humantiratian, to a country, etc.

In short actors are getting prestigious awards for their social & political activism, so there is nothing to discourage and everything to encourage them to keep up the politics.

46 posted on 03/15/2010 11:07:34 AM PDT by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: a fool in paradise
I seriously doubt the muzzies will be involved if it's being shot in Detroit. Unless the part of urban renewal alludes to them buring the entire area to the ground.
47 posted on 03/15/2010 11:09:47 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: caww

“Humantiratian” How the heck did I misspell “Humanitarian” that badly? LOL!


48 posted on 03/15/2010 11:09:51 AM PDT by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Haiku Guy

Personally, I feel that Team America was Damon’s finest film.


49 posted on 03/15/2010 11:11:27 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Alfred E. Neuman for President! Oh, wait a minute ...)
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To: Haiku Guy

Wow, a $230 million Matt Damon movie makes $14.5 million in it first three opening days.

What wonderful news!


50 posted on 03/15/2010 11:13:06 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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