Comic Book Therapy » Ripd http://www.comicbooktherapy.com News, reviews and happenings in the Comic Book World. Get your Daily Comic Book Therapy Today Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:30:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 So How Much Trouble Are Pacific Rim And R.I.P.D. In At The Box Office? http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/so-how-much-trouble-are-pacific-rim-and-r-i-p-d-in-at-the-box-office-154148 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/so-how-much-trouble-are-pacific-rim-and-r-i-p-d-in-at-the-box-office-154148#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:26:38 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=154148 It has been a roller coaster ride this year at the movies. It seems like only a handful of movies are making the really big bucks at the box office and most films are getting beat up by critics. Two movies that are getting their obituaries written before they even debut are Pacific Rim and […]

Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell, So How Much Trouble Are Pacific Rim And R.I.P.D. In At The Box Office?

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box officeIt has been a roller coaster ride this year at the movies. It seems like only a handful of movies are making the really big bucks at the box office and most films are getting beat up by critics. Two movies that are getting their obituaries written before they even debut are Pacific Rim and R.I.P.D. One film has fanboys and girls chomping at the bit to get a look, and the other is a little more polarizing. Read on to see a quick rundown of each movie’s box office predictions and some brief thoughts on how they’ll do gauging it with things read around the web.

 

pacific rim posterPacific Rim is directed by Guillermo Del Toro. It’s a movie about big robots fighting bigger monsters. It sounds awesome, it looks awesome, and Del Toro’s name usually makes nerds (myself included of course) pay attention. The film doesn’t seem to have non-nerds excited though. Blame it on marketing or stupid people on Twitter thinking it’s a Transformers knockoff (Seriously! Do a quick Twitter search and weep for humanity). The film had a budget of $180 million and BoxOffice.Com has it projected for a $38 million opening weekend with a predicted $135 million total domestic gross. Of course the estimates could go higher or lower than expected and worldwide numbers aren’t represented, but those aren’t fantastic numbers.

Pacific Rim will have nerd butts in seats. That’s not a problem. It needs to get the general movie going audience to show up, and that could happen if word of mouth is good. It’s currently setting at 85% all critics and 75% top critics on Rotten Tomatoes. If it holds up, there’s a good chance the movie might just be OK after all. I would say Pacific Rim has the best chance of this summer’s offerings to do better than expected. Though if it just broke even, that wouldn’t be a good thing at all as far as movie execs are concerned. I’m saying this one is on the bubble.

 

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The other film coming out next week that has people worried is R.I.P.D. The film’s trailers and TV spots have received mixed reviews from audiences. Some people, not aware of Dark Horse’s awesome comic book series, see it as a new version of MIB with Jeff Bridges reprising his role as Rooster Cogburn without the eye patch from True Grit. The fact that Ryan Reynolds is in it is cause for concern as well. He hasn’t had the best track record with comic book movies. The film is projected to have a $15 million opening weekend with a predicted total domestic gross of $38 million according to BoxOffice.com again. The film had a budget of $130 million. That’s not good. That’s not good at all. Couple this with the fact that press screenings aren’t even going on until Thursday evening, a mere three hours before the movie debuts to the public. That indicates that Universal has little to no faith in R.I.P.D. There’s no way to have reviews in before the film opens, and that’s what Universal is hoping for.

R.I.P.D. will have to put up big numbers the first day or two if it hopes to make any headway, because I don’t see word of mouth being strong enough to facilitate a surge of movie goers flocking to the theater. Ryan Reynolds has a kid’s movie called Turbo coming out the same day, so no matter what happens Reynolds will beat himself at the box office. I’d give the edge to Turbo. I really hope R.I.P.D. is a fun movie and proves all of us wrong, but right now I’m saying this one is dead on arrival.

 

So Pacific Rim has a good chance of doing a little better than expected and R.I.P.D. will probably do exactly what we expect. What do you think about the analysis of the next two week’s big flashy movies? Do you agree or do you think I’m completely off base?

Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell, So How Much Trouble Are Pacific Rim And R.I.P.D. In At The Box Office?

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Two New Banners for R.I.P.D. Released http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/two-new-banners-for-r-i-p-d-released-151415 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/two-new-banners-for-r-i-p-d-released-151415#comments Fri, 07 Jun 2013 03:39:56 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=151415 Did you forget about this movie? I think most people have. While it was being filmed, we hardly saw any set pics and for whatever reason, Universal Studios held off on any marketing until last month. Since then, we’ve seen just one trailer (correct me if I’m wrong please) and a few posters. I don’t […]

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ricbtDid you forget about this movie? I think most people have. While it was being filmed, we hardly saw any set pics and for whatever reason, Universal Studios held off on any marketing until last month. Since then, we’ve seen just one trailer (correct me if I’m wrong please) and a few posters. I don’t know the thought process behind this at all as the cast is pretty good, with Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges leading the cast and the likes of Kevin Bacon, Mary Louise Parker and Robert Knepper is supporting roles. Robert Schwentke, who brought us the first installment of Red, is at the helm. If you saw the trailer, you’ll know that the film is very special effects driven and has a feel that is akin to the popular Men in Black films, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But if this film doesn’t o well, I’d look to the studio for lack of effort in getting the film some exposure.

R.I.P.D. is based on the comic series from Dark Horse, and sees a cop recruited to the Rest in Piece Department after his death. This group specializes in keep the dead and the supernatural in check and from being exposed in the living world. The film is set for a July 19th release. Below, you can check out the two newest banners, which highlight the two stars of the film, Reynolds and Bridges.

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New R.I.P.D. Poster http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/new-r-i-p-d-poster-148478 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/new-r-i-p-d-poster-148478#comments Wed, 08 May 2013 06:43:47 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=148478 There’s a new poster for the upcoming movie R.I.P.D. Rest In Peace Department  which is based on the comic book published by Dark Horse Comics. Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the 3D supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an […]

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There’s a new poster for the upcoming movie R.I.P.D. Rest In Peace Department  which is based on the comic book published by Dark Horse Comics.

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Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the 3D supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.

Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsifer (Bridges) has spent his career with the legendary police force known as R.I.P.D. tracking monstrous spirits who are cleverly disguised as ordinary people. His mission? To arrest and bring to justice a special brand of criminals trying to escape final judgment by hiding among the unsuspecting on Earth.

 

Once the wise-cracking Roy is assigned former rising-star detective Nick Walker (Reynolds) as his junior officer, the new partners have to turn grudging respect into top-notch teamwork. When they uncover a plot that could end life as we know it, two of R.I.P.D.’s finest must miraculously restore the cosmic balance…or watch the tunnel to the afterlife begin sending angry souls the very wrong way.

 

Directed by:
Robert Schwentke

 

Producers:
Mike Richardson, Neil Moritz, Michael Fottrell

 

Executive Producers:
Keith Goldberg, David Dobkin, Peter Lenkov, Ori Marmur, Jonathon Komack Martin

 

Screenplay:
Phil Hay
Matt Manfredi

 

Story:
Peter Lenkov

 

Based on the Dark Horse comic book created by Peter Lenkov

 

Cast:
Ryan Reynolds – Nick Walker
Kevin Bacon – Bobby Hayes
Jeff Bridges – Roy Pulsipher
Mary-Louise Parker – Proctor
Marissa Miller – Roy’s Avatar
James Hong – Nick’s Avatar

 

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Comic Book Therapy Cover Exclusives: Dark Horse March Comics / Trades http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/comic-book-therapy-cover-exclusives-dark-horse-march-comics-trades-54980 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/comic-book-therapy-cover-exclusives-dark-horse-march-comics-trades-54980#comments Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:45:00 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=54980 Once again, thanks to the awesome folks at Dark Horse Comics, we have some exclusive covers to share with you! Yes be stoked, because these are some pretty good and interesting titles. Check them out! R.I.P.D.: CITY OF THE DAMNED TP Jeremy Barlow (W), Peter Lenkov (W), Tony Parker (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Dave […]

Agent Burgos, Comic Book Therapy Cover Exclusives: Dark Horse March Comics / Trades

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Once again, thanks to the awesome folks at Dark Horse Comics, we have some exclusive covers to share with you! Yes be stoked, because these are some pretty good and interesting titles.

Check them out!

R.I.P.D.: CITY OF THE DAMNED TP

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Jeremy Barlow (W), Peter Lenkov (W), Tony Parker (A), Michelle Madsen (C), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)

On sale May 1
FC, 104 pages

$14.99

TP, 7″ x 10″

Just because Roy Pulsipher and Nick Walker are dead, that doesn’t mean their time in law enforcement is over. Roy and Nick are officers in the Rest in Peace Department, sworn to serve the Almighty and protect the living from evil’s foul corruption. Their current case has them chasing a ghostly fanatic determined to undo all of creation—a threat with very personal connections to Roy’s past, stretching back a hundred years. Collecting the four-issue miniseries.

• Prequel to the upcoming film starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges!

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THE MANARA LIBRARY VOLUME 5: MORE ADVENTURES OF GIUSEPPE BERGMAN HC

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Milo Manara (W/A)

On sale May 8
b&w, 280 pages

$59.99

HC, 8 3/8″ x 10 7/8″

Giuseppe Bergman is still looking for adventure in all the wrong places: from Africa to the Aegean, Manara’s signature character stars in a film with a vanished director; re-creates the legendary voyage of Ulysses; and babysits a woman whose urge to reenact classic paintings lands her in Dante’s hell! Manara’s artwork and satirical voice are both in top form, and these stories, spanning two decades, are among his funniest, sexiest, and most beautiful! Collects the classic An Author in Search of Six Characters and Dies Irae, along with Bergman’s Odyssey and The Urban Adventures.

• 2012 Eisner and Harvey Award Winner for Best U.S. Edition of International Material!

• Introduction by Paul Pope (THB, Batman: Year 100, Wednesday Comics)!

Agent Burgos, Comic Book Therapy Cover Exclusives: Dark Horse March Comics / Trades

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CBT EXCLUSIVE: RIPD #2 Preview Pages http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/cbt-exclusive-ripd-2-preview-pages-54462 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/cbt-exclusive-ripd-2-preview-pages-54462#comments Mon, 03 Dec 2012 21:40:18 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=54462 The folks at Dark Horse Comics have been kind enough to send us an exclusive first look at R.I.P.D.: CITY OF THE DAMNED #2 There’s something sinister living underneath the town of Black Pool. While no one can find Black Pool on any map, its strange energy has attracted the Rest In Peace Department’s attention. […]

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The folks at Dark Horse Comics have been kind enough to send us an exclusive first look at R.I.P.D.: CITY OF THE DAMNED #2

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There’s something sinister living underneath the town of Black Pool. While no one can find Black Pool on any map, its strange energy has attracted the Rest In Peace Department’s attention. Newly minted officer Roy Pulsipher hopes the answer to Black Pool’s riddle holds the key to solving his own murder, but what he finds instead is a gospel of madness and terror!

* Prequel to the upcoming feature film starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges!

Creators:
Peter Lenkov
Writer:
Jeremy Barlow
Artist:
Tony Parker
Cover Artist:
Dave Wilkins
Genre: Horror, Action/Adventure
Publication Date:
December 19, 2012
Format:
FC, 32 Pages
Price:
$3.50

Check out the exclusive preview pages for your viewing pleasure:

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Are you stoked or what!?

Agent Burgos, CBT EXCLUSIVE: RIPD #2 Preview Pages

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