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Kingsman: The Golden Circle pushed forward from October to September

03.20.2017
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Things have been pretty quiet on the KINGSMAN front, with no new teasers or trailers hyping people up for the Matthew Vaughn sequel that was a mere 7 months away. Looks like 20th Century Fox is still ironing out their marketing plan and a part of that may include a shift in the release date schedule. Exhibitor Relations sent out the following Tweet, stating that Fox is bumping up the release date one week, which would put KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE in September instead of October.

While a single week may not seem like it would make much of a difference, this ensures that the film won't be going up against the highly-anticipated BLADE RUNNER 2049. Fox hasn't issued anything else yet, so we'll just have to sit tight and see how the first trailer fares whenever they decide to send one out. In the meantime, here's hoping THE GOLDEN CIRCLE can deliver what everyone enjoyed so much about the first film!

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE will open in theaters on September 29, 2017.

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5:15PM on 03/20/2017

I'm trying not to be nervous about this

September is considered a "dump" month, where the studios drop films they're not confident about. I hope this isn't a reflection of the film's quality; I really want it to be good.
September is considered a "dump" month, where the studios drop films they're not confident about. I hope this isn't a reflection of the film's quality; I really want it to be good.
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8:20AM on 03/21/2017
Matthew Vaughn has only made gold in his career. I believe this is his first sequel too, so I think its in good hands.
Matthew Vaughn has only made gold in his career. I believe this is his first sequel too, so I think its in good hands.
2:06PM on 03/21/2017
I apologize in advance, but I have a really long reply here.

I could be wrong, and I’d like to know what other people think, but who all considers September a “dump” month? Certainly, different kinds of films are released in September than in the March-August, but I don’t think it’s a “dump” month. With kids back in school, there are RARELY any blockbusters or movies aimed at all audiences released, but there are more films released that are aimed at a specific audience,
I apologize in advance, but I have a really long reply here.

I could be wrong, and I’d like to know what other people think, but who all considers September a “dump” month? Certainly, different kinds of films are released in September than in the March-August, but I don’t think it’s a “dump” month. With kids back in school, there are RARELY any blockbusters or movies aimed at all audiences released, but there are more films released that are aimed at a specific audience, movies with smaller budgets, the beginning of films that studios will push for oscars, movies that aren’t AS dumbed down as most summer movies, movies that are a bit of a risk or the studios don’t know how to market, and surely some shit films that the studios just decided to release now over January for whatever reason.

I looked at some of the September releases from the last few years and I really don’t think it deserves to be called a “dump” month. However, there are a lot of films that were listed but I don’t remember ever being on a theater. I don’t know if that’s because I live in a smaller market and they had a very limited release or what, but according to the website I was on it said they were technically released in September. Here’s a look at what I found, and I only wrote down titles I recognized, I will arrange them by what I think the studios considered them as:

09/11 =
DIDN’T SEE = Apollo 18, Straw Dogs (and on a side note, I think most horror/thriller films that aren’t released in mid-summer or October are probably dump material, especially if they are rated PG-13), Killer-Elite, Dolphin-Tale, Abduction, Dream House, What’s Your Number,
DUMPS = It’s probably fair to put most of the films I didn’t see in this category.
FINANCIALLY RISKY, ADULT FILM = Contagion, Drive,
SOME KIND OF OSCAR HOPEFUL = Warrior, Moneyball (an Oscar hopeful, but also a mainstream film for adults that the studio probably didn’t want to compete with whatever blockbuster and get skipped over), 50/50 (about the same thing as I said with Moneyball, but not as good)
DON’T REMEMBER EVEN BEiNG AT A THEATER, BUT I THINK THE STUDIO PROBABLY REALLY HOPED IT HAD OSCAR POTENTIAL OR TRIED TO CONVINCE THE PUBLIC IT DID = Machine Gun Preacher, Take Shelter (turned out to be a really good film just very limited release)
DON’T REMEMBER EVEN BEING AT A THEATER, BUT JUST AN INDIE, NOT AN OSCAR WORTHY ONE = Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil (about what I said about Take Shelter, but not as good).


CONSENSUS = So, from 09/11, at minimum, Drive, Moneyball, 50/50, and Take Shelter were really good films released that month. There was some other stuff that was good and probably some movies that were guilty pleasures. Some of these movies may fit into more than one category, like the studio may have hoped Drive had Oscar potential, but about now they definitely start releasing films that are less dumbed-down like Moneyball and 50/50.

09/12 =
DIDN’T SEE = The Words, For A Good Time Call, Resident Evil Whatever, Arbitrage, 10 Years, Trouble With The Curve, The Perks of Being A Wallflower, House At The End Of The Street, Hotel Transylvania, Pitch Perfect, Won’t Back Down
DUMPS =
FINANCIALLY RISKY, ADULT FILM = Dredd, End of Watch (Maybe more of an Oscar hopeful), Looper,
SOME KIND OF OSCAR HOPEFUL = The Master (Also a risky, adult film),
DON’T REMEMBER EVEN BEING AT A THEATER, BUT I THINK THE STUDIO PROBABLY REALLY HOPED IT HAD OSCAR POTENTIAL OR TRIED TO CONVINCE THE PUBLIC IT DID =
DON’T REMEMBER EVEN BEING AT A THEATER, BUT JUST AN INDIE, NOT AN OSCAR WORTHY ONE = The Bachelorette

CONSENSUS = Unlike the previous year, I think the majority of the films I didn’t see weren’t DUMPS. I would guess Resident Evil and House At The End Of The Street were the only 2 that absolutely belonged (I don’t really keep up with most animated films so no idea about Hotel Transylvania). I heard good things about Arbitrage, 10 Years, The Perks of Being A Wallflower, and Pitch Perfect, at least enough good things to keep them from being dump material. Dredd ended up having a huge following, End of Watch ended up getting awards attention (I don’t remember if it was nominated for anything), The Master was great, Looper might have been my favorite movie that year and the main reason I’m so excited for the next Star Wars, and the Bachelorette made me laugh. Overall, a lot better than last year; more good movies than bad ones, and a lot more intelligent films.

09/13 =
DIDN’T SEE = Insidious 2, The Family, Rush, Thanks For Sharing, Baggage Claim
DUMPS =
FINANCIALLY RISKY, ADULT FILM = Riddick (I don’t know, maybe a DUMP, but I think its studio probably viewed it in a similar way that Dredd’s did), Enough Said, Prisoners (Both this and Enough Said may have been also been Oscar hopefuls), Don Jon,
SOME KIND OF OSCAR HOPEFUL =
DON’T REMEMBER EVEN BEING AT A THEATER, BUT I THINK THE STUDIO PROBABLY REALLY HOPED IT HAD OSCAR POTENTIAL OR TRIED TO CONVINCE THE PUBLIC IT DID =
DON’T REMEMBER EVEN BEING AT A THEATER, BUT JUST AN INDIE, NOT AN OSCAR WORTHY ONE = Blue Caprice, A Single Shot
ANNNND = Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (which I saw, and I enjoyed, but I’m pretty sure it was the exact same as the original)

CONSENSUS = From what I heard the movies I didn’t see where kind of all over the place, with Rush getting really good reviews. Enough Said got good reviews as an intelligent adult film about relationships. People loved Prisoners and wanted it to get award nominations (I can’t remember if it did), but another smart, adult film that introduced us to an incredibly talented director. I think Don Jon got a lot of love, but it was my favorite that month, and again, another intelligent adult film about relationships. Blue Caprice and A Single Shot were good, but had very little advertising, and maybe no theatrical release. All in all, not many films that were just DUMPS.

09/14 =
DIDN’T SEE = Wetlands, The Longest Week, No Good Deed, Dolphin Tale 2, The Maze Runner, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Box Trolls
DUMPS =
FINANCIALLY RISKY, ADULT FILM = The Drop, This Is Where I Leave You,
SOME KIND OF OSCAR HOPEFUL =
DON’T REMEMBER EVEN BEING AT A THEATER, BUT I THINK THE STUDIO PROBABLY REALLY HOPED IT HAD OSCAR POTENTIAL OR TRIED TO CONVINCE THE PUBLIC IT DID =
DON’T REMEMBER EVEN BEING AT A THEATER, BUT JUST AN INDIE, NOT AN OSCAR WORTHY ONE = Skeleton Twins, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Tusk, Zero Theorem,
ANNNND = The Equalizer (A film that’s almost had tentpole status, and I don’t think the study felt the film was a risk at all)

CONSENSUS = This September was a big different. Since the success of the Taken sequels, there is usually a Liam Neeson action film, or knock-off, that comes out around September. They don’t do great critically, but I think they make their money back. I’m pretty sure there were some DUMP movies in the ones I didn’t see. The Drop maybe a DUMP, as it is an awful movie, and the only reason for it to even exist is Tom Hardy’s performance. This is Where I Leave You seems like a film that could have been released anytime. It’s not that smart or different than the majority of Jason Bateman movies, and it got bad reviews, but I thought it was pretty funny. Skeleton Twins is my favorite movie that came out and could maybe fit in any of those last 4 categories, but I don’t remember seeing it in any theaters, or even hearing about it before it came out on DVD. It had no marketing. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby and The Zero Theorem, also great movies, had similar problems as Skeleton Twins. I don’t remember any marketing for the films, or even seeing them in theaters, but they are very intelligent, adult films. You could argue Tusk is a Dump, but it wasn’t released in enough theaters for that. It was way too indie (as was Yoga Hosers). And The Equalizer could have easily been released in the summer but probably wouldn’t have done as well against whatever sequel was on. This was the most Dumpy month since 09/11

09/15 =
DIDN’T SEE = A Walk in the Woods, Transporter Refueled, Before We Go, Perfect Guy, The Visit, Captive, Maze Runner, Pawn Sacrifice, Hotel Transylvania 2, Intern, Stonewall, Mississippi Grind
DUMPS = GREEN INFERNO
FINANCIALLY RISKY, ADULT FILM = Everest, Sicario (both of these could be put in the Oscar hopeful section)
SOME KIND OF OSCAR HOPEFUL = Black Mass,
DON’T REMEMBER EVEN BEING AT A THEATER, BUT I THINK THE STUDIO PROBABLY REALLY HOPED IT HAD OSCAR POTENTIAL OR TRIED TO CONVINCE THE PUBLIC IT DID = 99 Homes
DON’T REMEMBER EVEN BEING AT A THEATER, BUT JUST AN INDIE, NOT AN OSCAR WORTHY ONE = Sleeping with Other People,

CONSENSUS = I’m not sure if The Green Inferno really qualifies as a Dump because it was in so few theaters, but it was so bad I’m putting it there. There’s probably a lot of Dumps in the movies I didn’t see. I’m not sure if The Visit was a dump and they got lucky, or if they always knew what they had. I still want to see Mississippi Grind. Director Denis Villeneuve returns to release another movie in September, and it’s better than Prisoners. I may have put a lot of movies in that second to last category, including 99 Homes, that were really good films but the studios and filmmakers weren’t even sure if people would be able to see their films outside of festivals let alone get any kind of nomination. Sleeping with Other People was a fun movie.

09/16
DIDN’T SEE = Morgan, Light Between the Oceans, White Girl, Sully, Snowden, Mr. Church, Masterminds, American Honey, Storks, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
DUMPS =
FINANCIALLY RISKY, ADULT FILM = Blair Witch
SOME KIND OF OSCAR HOPEFUL = Deepwater Horizon,
DON’T REMEMBER EVEN BEING AT A THEATER, BUT I THINK THE STUDIO PROBABLY REALLY HOPED IT HAD OSCAR POTENTIAL OR TRIED TO CONVINCE THE PUBLIC IT DID =
DON’T REMEMBER EVEN BEING AT A THEATER, BUT JUST AN INDIE, NOT AN OSCAR WORTHY ONE =
ANNNND = Magnificent 7

CONSENSUS = There’s a lot of movies I missed and I want to see on that list. Masterminds looks like the only Dump. The others look like Risky, Adult Films (Morgan, Snowden), Oscar Hopefuls (Light Between the Oceans, Sully), and different indies (White Girl, American Honey). Like the Equalizer, The Magnificent 7 could have been released as a tentpole, but probably made more money and more legs here than in the summer. Blair Witch was a solid film, but I don’t understand why it was released in September. Same goes for Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, but not many Dump films here again, and quite a bit of intelligent, adult films.

I’M ALMOST DONE!!!!!

09/17 = Not many movies are currently listed for release, but I’m sure that will change. IT is a financially risky, adult film, but also a horror movie being released in September which don’t have great track records. I doubt I’ll see The Lego Ninjago Movie, but I bet it’ll be relatively successful, both financially and critically. And American Made, starring Tom Cruise and directed by Doug Liman (who directed Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow), and is supposed to be a true story similar to Blow. So it’ll be a financially risky, adult film, an oscar hopeful, or both.

ALSO, the first Kingsman was an unknown IP, starring an unknown actor, and an actor not known for action. Yes, Sam Jackson, Mark Strong, and Michael Caine are great actors, but I don't think many are going to see their films just because they are in them. They are all over the place now. The biggest thing the movie had going for it was "Matthew Vaughn, director of Kick-Ass and X Men First Class," and word of mouth (I think they screened it fairly early for critics). And that film DOMINATED in the month of February, released the Friday before Valentines Day. Not many "no name" action films can do that in the middle of February, another "dump" month. In fact, the only other film to do it was Deadpool, and Kingsman's success ABSOLUTELY gave Deadpool some confidence in that release date, but DP is also a well-known IP that had epic marketing. Something tells me if Kingsman could do it then, with no real big stars, characters, or marketing, than it can definitely do it with a sequel, that now has known characters, and more big stars. Also, as many projects that Vaughn has been attached to and dropped out of, I don't think he's gonna let something get released he isn't satisfied with.

Ok, sorry for this novel. Have a wonderful day!
9:12AM on 03/22/2017
Well, that was certainly thorough
Well, that was certainly thorough
2:25PM on 03/20/2017
Kingsmen wont stand a chance against Blade Runner. Good move to bump this ahead.
Kingsmen wont stand a chance against Blade Runner. Good move to bump this ahead.
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12:49PM on 03/20/2017
I hope it doesn't dissapoint. The first one had the benefit of me going in with no expectations other than expecting I would enjoy it and being splendidly surprised and actually LOVING IT.
I hope it doesn't dissapoint. The first one had the benefit of me going in with no expectations other than expecting I would enjoy it and being splendidly surprised and actually LOVING IT.
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