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Sep. 9, 2009by:

October was so close, and with it was supposed to come the THE ROAD. Unfortunately, it's been pushed back again.

It hasn't been pushed too terribly far, the new release date is set for Thanksgiving (November 25th). THE ROAD will be up against NINE, NINJA ASSASSIN, OLD DOGS, and THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX has it's wide release. I've never gone and seen a movie on Thanksgiving but if I did I'd most likely go see ROAD or ASSASSIN.

After the clips I posted last week, I was really excited that I would be getting to see it next month. The only good thing about this is that maybe I'll have time to read the book before I see it.

So why the delay? Are they planning for awards season perhaps? With all the movies it's opening with, I just don't see why they would pull a move like this. I think ROAD has a decent chance to come out on top, but who knows these days. I was surprised when I found out GI JOE was number one at the box office. The only thing we can hope for is that it's not pushed back any further.

Extra Tidbit: Mortensen put out a book of poetry called "Ten Last Night".
Source: /Film

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6:49AM on 09/10/2009
Damn the Weinsteins. They are even worse than the knuckleheads at Fox.
Damn the Weinsteins. They are even worse than the knuckleheads at Fox.
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2:55AM on 09/10/2009

and again

I don't mind the November release, but wasn't it originally supposed to come out last year at this same time? Needless to say that I am worried and I despise the Weinsteins. Just hope they don't hold it back another year to recut it into an "I Am Legend" sequel.
I don't mind the November release, but wasn't it originally supposed to come out last year at this same time? Needless to say that I am worried and I despise the Weinsteins. Just hope they don't hold it back another year to recut it into an "I Am Legend" sequel.
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2:44AM on 09/10/2009

meh

Wouldn't surprise me if the Weinstein's delayed The Road to 2010...*sigh*
Wouldn't surprise me if the Weinstein's delayed The Road to 2010...*sigh*
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12:27AM on 09/10/2009
yeah molloyboy.. the book was one of the finest I've ever read.. it was fantastic.

I hate to prematurely judge things by the trailer but it looks, sounds, and feels exactly like I imagined while reading a book.

Viggo seems like a lock for a best actor nomination.
yeah molloyboy.. the book was one of the finest I've ever read.. it was fantastic.

I hate to prematurely judge things by the trailer but it looks, sounds, and feels exactly like I imagined while reading a book.

Viggo seems like a lock for a best actor nomination.
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10:28PM on 09/09/2009

grrrrr

these delays are killing me. the book was AMAZING and this should be one of the better movies of the year with solid oscar aspirations
these delays are killing me. the book was AMAZING and this should be one of the better movies of the year with solid oscar aspirations
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10:23PM on 09/09/2009

the long and fukn winding road

very very weird. nothing like a good holiday movie to cheer everyone up and to give everyone something to be thankful for.
very very weird. nothing like a good holiday movie to cheer everyone up and to give everyone something to be thankful for.
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10:12PM on 09/09/2009
At least it comes out this year unlike Shutter Island.
At least it comes out this year unlike Shutter Island.
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9:50PM on 09/09/2009

LAME

I doubt this movie turned out how it should have, but it doesn't deserve to get buried below Assassin which while flashy looking, doesn't look all that good, but will sell. And I imagine Nine is going to get the critics vote. And Old Dogs and Fox the family's vote. Shame.
I doubt this movie turned out how it should have, but it doesn't deserve to get buried below Assassin which while flashy looking, doesn't look all that good, but will sell. And I imagine Nine is going to get the critics vote. And Old Dogs and Fox the family's vote. Shame.
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8:30PM on 09/09/2009
FUCK YOU WEINSTEIN COMPANY.
FUCK YOU WEINSTEIN COMPANY.
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7:17PM on 09/09/2009
Screw that, I was going to double feature this with Law Abiding Citizen. It's moving to a really crowded weekend and it's only opening to about 1,200-1,500 theatres.

It's gonna need excellent reviews, great word of mouth, and insane Oscar buzz for that release to expand/succeed at the Box Office. The move will definitely help its Oscar push though (moved later into the season).
Screw that, I was going to double feature this with Law Abiding Citizen. It's moving to a really crowded weekend and it's only opening to about 1,200-1,500 theatres.

It's gonna need excellent reviews, great word of mouth, and insane Oscar buzz for that release to expand/succeed at the Box Office. The move will definitely help its Oscar push though (moved later into the season).
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7:11PM on 09/09/2009

I finally approve of the date change.

At least this resolves my 10/16/09 dilemma as to whether to see WTWTA or The Road first. A thanksgiving release date makes me think that the Weinsteins may now believe that this film is capable of making them a buck.
At least this resolves my 10/16/09 dilemma as to whether to see WTWTA or The Road first. A thanksgiving release date makes me think that the Weinsteins may now believe that this film is capable of making them a buck.
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6:56PM on 09/09/2009

Third Rail?

I've got a bad feeling the Weinsteins are just going to dump this through their Third Rail Distribution
I've got a bad feeling the Weinsteins are just going to dump this through their Third Rail Distribution
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