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Sony suddenly making Roland Emmerich's Anonymous limited release

10.20.2011

In a move that certainly doesn't sound like necessarily good news for the project, Roland Emmerich's ANONYMOUS has been knocked down to limited release classification, meaning it like won’t be coming to your closest theater when it debuts October 28th.

Kind of a last minute move, but one that makes sense when you realize, holy crap, that’s coming out in a week? I haven’t seen many ads for it at all, and those I have seen haven’t exactly done a great job of conveying that the movie is about the theory that Shakespeare didn’t write his plays.

According to Deadline, there are fears that a wide release could doom what one of their studio execs calls “a magnificent film,” and even if that classification is true, it may be right, because if it wasn’t advertised correctly, it will be a waste to show it at so many theaters.

So rather than 2000+, the film is only debuting on 250 screens, and if it does well it will expand. Seems like a smart move, but one that rarely happens this late in the game, especially with a usually blockbuster director attached.

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9:22AM on 10/21/2011

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Guess they should have named it The Bard of Anon..
Guess they should have named it The Bard of Anon..
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6:48AM on 10/21/2011
This film's got to feature that major international terrorist mastermind, Guy Fawkes, blowing up a ton of shit, right?
Taverns, blacksmiths, flour mills, horse-drawn carriages - all goin' BOOOOOM!
This film's got to feature that major international terrorist mastermind, Guy Fawkes, blowing up a ton of shit, right?
Taverns, blacksmiths, flour mills, horse-drawn carriages - all goin' BOOOOOM!
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3:24AM on 10/21/2011
Really? Isn't this being considered his best film? What, not enough things blowing up for it to get a wide release? That's too bad. I enjoy Emmerich's films, but was really looking forward to seeing him tackle something like this, the kind of film that might very well place him in a tier of directors that do more than just make things explode.
Really? Isn't this being considered his best film? What, not enough things blowing up for it to get a wide release? That's too bad. I enjoy Emmerich's films, but was really looking forward to seeing him tackle something like this, the kind of film that might very well place him in a tier of directors that do more than just make things explode.
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1:43AM on 10/21/2011
The story seems intriguing but I wasn't really planning on seeing it in theaters. I must admit though, the positive early reviews have def got me wondering more and more.
The story seems intriguing but I wasn't really planning on seeing it in theaters. I must admit though, the positive early reviews have def got me wondering more and more.
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1:36AM on 10/21/2011

Well, there's another one to add to Netflix.

I was actually really looking forward to seeing this in a theater. I live on the Planet Utah, so yeah, that idea just went to shit.
I was actually really looking forward to seeing this in a theater. I live on the Planet Utah, so yeah, that idea just went to shit.
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10:55PM on 10/20/2011
I guess the Sony execs didn't get the memo about the movie not having any explosions.
I guess the Sony execs didn't get the memo about the movie not having any explosions.
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11:03PM on 10/20/2011
It does.
It does.
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8:59PM on 10/20/2011
I live in Dallas and there have been a lot of ads for the film on the TV. Guess we are one of the locations that are getting it next week.
I live in Dallas and there have been a lot of ads for the film on the TV. Guess we are one of the locations that are getting it next week.
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8:05PM on 10/20/2011

Where's the middle ground?

It makes sense to not have it open on 2,000+ screens, but did they really have to drop it to 250? Why not something like 600? It's a shame that some people won't get a chance to see films like this (if it's as good as the few reviews lead me to believe) in theaters unless they're lucky enough to have a theater that plays this near them. I guess I'm lucky I got to see Warrior and Drive when I had the chance.
It makes sense to not have it open on 2,000+ screens, but did they really have to drop it to 250? Why not something like 600? It's a shame that some people won't get a chance to see films like this (if it's as good as the few reviews lead me to believe) in theaters unless they're lucky enough to have a theater that plays this near them. I guess I'm lucky I got to see Warrior and Drive when I had the chance.
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6:02PM on 10/20/2011

I must be drunk...

... because I thought this film came out already. I'm remembering it not getting a very good tomato-meter score as well as tanking at the box office! I must be thinking of another film. But for some reason, I was positive it was Anonymous. Hell, I even told my sister yesterday that this was a re-release of the film. Damn, Wild Turkey is a Hell of a drug.
... because I thought this film came out already. I'm remembering it not getting a very good tomato-meter score as well as tanking at the box office! I must be thinking of another film. But for some reason, I was positive it was Anonymous. Hell, I even told my sister yesterday that this was a re-release of the film. Damn, Wild Turkey is a Hell of a drug.
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5:46PM on 10/20/2011

kinda weird

with all the rave reviews it's getting, ESPECIALLY for an Emmerich film... dude just can't catch a break I guess...
with all the rave reviews it's getting, ESPECIALLY for an Emmerich film... dude just can't catch a break I guess...
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3:23PM on 10/20/2011
if you want it to do good why do this. it sounds to me that this will doom what is suppusedly "a magnificent film"
if you want it to do good why do this. it sounds to me that this will doom what is suppusedly "a magnificent film"
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2:11PM on 10/20/2011
Still really looking forward to this. I have enjoyed a few of his films and thought this could be his best. Need to get the horrible 10,000bc and 2012 taste out of my mouth.
Still really looking forward to this. I have enjoyed a few of his films and thought this could be his best. Need to get the horrible 10,000bc and 2012 taste out of my mouth.
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1:47PM on 10/20/2011
I understood the trailer. I'm excited to see it.
I understood the trailer. I'm excited to see it.
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1:46PM on 10/20/2011
It shockingly has a 100% on rotten tomatoes (though very limited reviews), I don't think it's that bad an idea, if it gets enough good buzz limited, they'll roll it out or it'll just tank....
It shockingly has a 100% on rotten tomatoes (though very limited reviews), I don't think it's that bad an idea, if it gets enough good buzz limited, they'll roll it out or it'll just tank....
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