It'll Never Catch On!

Can you name what's being described from their very wrong predictions?

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One alleged contemporary review of this Shakespeare romance/tragedy: 'A mawkish melodrama which, God willing, will see no second performance.'
Charles Alphand described this structure as 'useless and monstrous' and couldn't fathom the thought it would ever be liked in Paris.
A direct quote from this famous speech: 'The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here...'
A 1925 editorial said this style of puzzle was 'dying out fast and in a few months it will be forgotten.' If you answer with the correct letters, that means you got 9 Down.
Seth Meyers at the White House Correspondents Dinner: 'He will run for President as a Republican, which is surprising since I just assumed he was running as a joke.'
Decca Records exec Dick Rowe on this Liverpool band: 'Groups are out. Four-piece groups with guitars particularly are finished.'
Martin Goodman to Stan Lee: 'Everybody knows that teenagers are sidekicks, not superheroes. This (answer) idea just won't sell.'
According to Western Union in 1876, this device 'has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication.'
Ironically, she said this: 'I don't think there will be a woman prime minister in my lifetime.'
In 1998, Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman said that this invention's economic impact will be 'no greater than the fax machine's.' Hint: you're on it right now.
'90s public access host George Wood on this Bond video game: 'No one buys a game specifically for multiplayer options.'
The New York Times described him in 1924 as being 'tamed by prison' and that he'll just go back to Austria.
Rob Malda's initial reaction to this Apple device in 2001: 'No wireless. Less space than a Nomad. Lame.'
Alan King said, 'No wonder they call him Bugsy,' in hearing Siegel's plan to develop property here.
His NFL Draft scouting report: 'Poor build. Very skinny and narrow. System-type player who can get exposed if he must ad-lib and do things on his own.' Seven rings later...
Louis B. Mayer on this film: 'No Civil War movie ever made a nickel!' When adjusted for inflation, it's made the most nickels.
MGM turned his services down because its CEO thought his talking mouse idea would frighten pregnant women.
According to Hollywood legend, this movie legend's initial screen test got this note: 'Can't act. Balding. Dances a little.'
The NBC internal memo on this soon-to-be classic 1994 sitcom: 'Overall reactions to this pilot were not very favorable. Interest in the show was very narrow.'
'If you believe it is a work of genius, then you may lose a thousand pounds,' said Stanley Unwin to its author before he published this epic fantasy series.
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