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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #60 on: July 20, 2014, 05:31:30 pm »
Consider yourself lucky to have gotten to see this because there was no mention of a PPV or Live Streaming event for this here. Didn't even know that they would be doing anything like that at all.
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #61 on: July 20, 2014, 05:46:11 pm »
The problem with Fathom Events is that they only advertise in front of movies, so if you don't go to the theater, you don't know about any of it.  They need to advertise more on movie blogs and web sites.

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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #62 on: August 05, 2014, 04:52:06 pm »
Obviously I saw Guardians of the Galaxy a couple days ago and couldn't post about it.  It was good, but... I feel like I was in a lousy headspace when I saw it, you know?  I could sort of see the inner workings as the movie went on, I was out of the thing, I just kept thinking "this is right out of Stargate," "Oh, this is the moment where they have to do this..." and so on, it was like watching a magic trick when you know how it performs.  That was kind of annoying.

I was also a little annoyed because I forgot about the seams on the theater screen, it keeps making me feel like I'm watching a movie through a stocking, it takes me out, you know?  And I didn't want to watch it in 3D (which looked fine but not outstanding)...  I will say that the ONE 3D trailer in front of the movie was Big Hero 6 and it looked fantastic.  Heck, even the cinema employees were wearing shirts with Big Hero 6's logo and Beymax's face on the back (not that you can identify it as a face, let alone Beymax's face).

Still, the movie was pretty cool.

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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #63 on: August 05, 2014, 05:04:19 pm »
Maybe it will play better the second time around on DVD. I've had the same experience as you mentioned and it has affected whatever movie I happened to be watching and went away thinking the movie wasn't all that. I then watch said movie again down the road and it's a completely different, i.e. better movie. I wish studios would just let me buy the f*cking movie on DVD when the movie officially opens!!!!!!
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #64 on: August 05, 2014, 05:44:54 pm »
I kinda wish that too... but the movies are really put together so close to the release date, that they need the time to put together the Blu-Ray!  And besides, I want a good blu-ray: pack that thing with special features, make a good looking disc, nice menus (I hate that four circles menu, it's like they made the Blu-Ray on a burner program they bought at Best Buy!), cool art, maybe a tin version of the box... I'm cool with them taking the time for that.

They'll never do a day-and-date release for big movies... at least not for a while... because once you get a Blu-Ray out there, the dang thing will get ripped, show up everywhere, and eat into the profits.  It's the combination of demand + exclusivity, the ONLY way to see it when the hype is strongest (and the marketing is everywhere) is to go to the theater.  And that's, incidentally, when your demand to revisit the fun leads you to buy toys and tie-ins and read magazines that the cast are featured in.

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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #65 on: November 18, 2014, 09:10:50 pm »
I took my mom to see "Billy Elliot: The Musical Live!"  It's the live London Stage Show, filmed and transmitted live in movie theaters (and soon on blu-ray and DVD).  Near the end, my mom whispered to me "this is the best birthday present ever."  And it was, the show was awesome... I've seen it on stage before, in New York, but not everyone can afford that, and this... this was huge.  It was cinematic, the cast was great (Elliot Hanna, who plays Billy Elliot, was freakin' fantastic).  And because it was a special event with the recording, they also did extra numbers at the end, one where the whole cast donned tutus and did a big ballet number, and then ALL the old Billy Elliots came out on stage and danced.  Ugh, it was fantastic.  They seriously need to do this way more often with Broadway shows, the whole time after, my mom and I were just listing all these other shows we'd want to see in the theater like that.

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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #66 on: November 18, 2014, 11:47:24 pm »
That's awesome you did that for you Mom. Props to you. Happy Birthday Neumatic's Mom!
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #67 on: November 19, 2014, 03:41:57 am »
No kidding, what a great idea for a unique time together.
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #68 on: December 08, 2014, 01:35:06 pm »
St. Vincent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dP5lJnJHXg
 
Weather around here sucks and that is about the only time Iíll go to the theater. I prefer movies made for the big screen, but on occasion, you need to compromise and watch drama with the wife.

I had not heard of St. Vincent till a couple of hours before we decided to go see it. I watched the trailer and it was decent.

St. Vincent was an absolute joy from the second it started to the end credits. Bill Murray is amazing, as is his Jaeden Lieberher as Oliver. Melissa McCarthy brings the right amount of drama and humor to her roll. Naomi Watts is a hoot as Daka.

I loved this movie. Actually found my eyes welling up in two particular scenes. One heart wrenching, the other joyful. Every scene is there for a reason. No filler. I was totally absorbed into this flick.

I cannot recommend this movie enough. It's funny, it's sad, it's real.
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #69 on: February 15, 2015, 03:48:58 pm »
50 Shades Of Grey

In my defense, I went for my wife and Valentines. She conspired with our friends who go see anything. My wife loved the books and bought these tickets a week ago.

I had a vague knowledge of what the movie would be. I kinda expected the house to be packed. It was not. I was not surprised to see the place filled with couples and herds of women. What I was surprised was the age. Old couples.

Anyway, Shades just sucked. As someone said it a softcore Lifetime Channel showing. There was about 20 min. Of sex. And mediocre at best. I saw little tittilation with regards to Domination and Submissive acts. Not my thing. This movie dealt mostly with Christian Grey pursuing Anna to be his submissive and that there was a lot of discussion contracts and business arrangements. Boring.

While we see plenty of boobage, it is of just the same girl, and that gets old quick.

The dialog is simply stupid.

The things we do for our spouse.

She liked it and that's alll that matters... At that moment.
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #70 on: February 15, 2015, 05:22:14 pm »
I have absolutely no desire to read the book or see the movie. Now maybe if this came out in the 70's - 80's and I was still trying to make out a scrambled image from my TV because I wasn't old enough to get the Playboy channel, then maybe, just maybe this would have been the placeholder for that. But with the internet and a  p o r n  site just a click away, this makes both the book and the movie irrelevant to me. I barely made it through the Trailer for this and found nothing within it at all enticing. It actually bored me. I'll stick with my Carl Jr's. commercial instead.  ;D
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #71 on: February 15, 2015, 06:38:51 pm »
No desire either.  Book-wise, there's a ton of better choices that are both sexier and offer an actual grasp of bdsm culture (remember, 50 Shades Is Abuse!)  Movie wise, there are tons of sexy movies, classic and current.  If you want BDSM sex, there's p*rn.  The movie is just "mommy p*rn," it's pointless, it's literally Twilight or Nicholas Sparks.  It's mainstream pap.

The only reason to see "Fifty Shades Of Grey" is because it's "Fifty Shades Of Grey," and that's not a reason at all.

And for all the clones that the series has inspired, they all seem like they'd be just as bad.  Where's the quality counterprogramming?  When's someone going to respond by making a genuinely well-written, sexy as anything movie?  Maybe somewhere in Europe they're working on it.  We can only hope.


BTW, if you really wanted to treat your inner goddess, you should have gone to see "Kingsman" instead.  Awesome flick.
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #72 on: April 17, 2015, 02:24:53 pm »
Okay, so the first night of the Nashville Film Fest was last night, I took in two programs and I'll go into them when I have more time, but I just gotta say, the screens I saw the movies on... they were disgusting.  There were lots of white screens in the pre-show so you could just see these massive brown streaks all over the place, like a car that hasn't been washed forever, one screen had a MASSIVE run right down the center like ripped pantyhose.  I don't know if/when these screens have been washed, but they need it so bad.  Heck, they probably need to be replaced.  This will DEFINITELY be factoring in to the theatrical movies i see the rest of the year... if the giant screens are this bad, then I might just cut the movie theater out entirely (with maybe one or two exceptions).  It's THAT bad.

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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #73 on: April 17, 2015, 02:57:29 pm »
One of the main reasons (a good portion of it anyway) was that all the theaters in my neck of the woods were going to sh*t. None of them bothered to maintain any kind of decent standards. After having to deal with a few of the issues you mentioned on more than one occassion, dropping the idea of going out to see a movie was a no-brainer. The only movie I see myself actually breaking my stance on that is of course Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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Re: What Are You Looking At? (Multiplex Edition)
« Reply #74 on: April 17, 2015, 10:24:58 pm »
It might just be that and Avengers 2 for me.  In fact, if I actually get the ill-advised big screen TV by Christmas, I might even give that a miss.

 

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