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Episode #28: The Doldrums of August 
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1. 2 Guns - ImageImageImageImage
2. The Spectacular Now - ImageImageImageImage
3. Blue Jasmine - ImageImageImageImage

Another round of gambling this week. You can wager up to five points for Elysium. If you want to change your predictions for this week's batch of movies, then create a separate post for your Elysium prediction, that way I know that you haven't edited it. Once you make the gamble, you can't drop out. Remember: gambling is strictly optional. Please indicate the number of points that you want to gamble next to your prediction.

Next week, predictions for: The Canyons, We're the Millers, and Elysium.


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Gamble: Elysium - ImageImageImageImage (4.0)


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2 Guns - 2.5
The Spectacular Now - 3.0


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2 Guns - 2.5
The Spectacular Now - 3.5


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Elysium-***1/2 (5.0)


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2 Guns-***
Spectacular Now-***
Blue Jasmine-***


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The Spectacular Now: 3.5 (from the writers of 500 Days of Summer, this will surely be very good).
2 Guns: 2.5 (19 producers(!) but just one writer)
Blue Jasmine: 3.0 (looks like middle of the road Woody Allen, which is usually pretty good).


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2 Guns - **
The Spectacular Now - ***
Elysium - *** (5)

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So remind me again how the gamble works if you don't get it right? Do you lose all the points you wager or just some of them? (Like last month with Pacific Rim)

Two Guns-- **
The Spectacular Now-- ***1/2
Blue Jasmine-- ***

Arggggh, I hate the gamble feature. One minute you're sailing along, making solid picks week by week, then suddenly a gimmick comes along to potentially devastate your standing. Imagine if sports leagues had a feature like this. Hey, it's your contest, so you do what you wish, but man oh man is this ever giving me gray hair..... :|

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All. That's how it'll work from now on. :D


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Note: I added Blue Jasmine to this week's docket.


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2 Guns -- Image

The Spectacular Now -- Image

Blue Jasmine -- Image

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2 Guns: ***
The Spectacular Now: ***
Blue Jasmine: *** 1/2


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Elysium: *** 1/2 (3)


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Pedro wrote:
2 Guns - **
The Spectacular Now - ***
Elysium - *** (5)

Hey Pedro, Sean said you have to post your gamble for Elysium as a seperate post.


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No, I said that you had to submit it as a separate post if you wanted to edit your predictions for this week. If Pedro doesn't want to do that, then that's fine.


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Sean wrote:
No, I said that you had to submit it as a separate post if you wanted to edit your predictions for this week. If Pedro doesn't want to do that, then that's fine.

Oh, my bad.


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When will Elysium be screened for critics? Or isn't it?


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nitrium wrote:
When will Elysium be screened for critics? Or isn't it?

I'm pretty sure it is -- at least that's what I've heard.

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sunshineisles2 wrote:
nitrium wrote:
When will Elysium be screened for critics? Or isn't it?

I'm pretty sure it is -- at least that's what I've heard.

Oh ok, I see the first reviews are up:
http://variety.com/2013/film/reviews/fi ... gnewsalert
https://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-p ... ors-107396

So does that sound like a JB 3.0 or 3.5 star movie... and how sure are you? For sure this is tough choice - the unrealistic utopia politics and Jodie Foster's performance could easily rub James the wrong way. That said, I have a theory that Sci-fi gets an automatic +0.5 from JB over the score you'd otherwise predict.

Elysium: 3.5 (2) (but I can see this being a 3.0 as Pedro is predicting (don't think 4.0 is realistic) - the in your face political message is the sticking point).


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