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(Deadline)   The last time the box office was this dismal, it was September 5th, 2008. Apparently, no one wants to see Bradley Cooper in a drama   (deadline.com) divider line 48
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2012-09-09 11:18:05 AM  
I for one don't want to get a bank loan to see a movie with a small soda and popcorn any more
 
2012-09-09 11:31:07 AM  

PacificaFitz: I for one don't want to get a bank loan to see a movie with a small soda and popcorn any more


Done in one.
 
2012-09-09 11:39:01 AM  
I hadn't heard of any of those movies.
 
2012-09-09 11:41:28 AM  
We are in that no-man's land between summer blockbusters and fall Oscar bait.
 
2012-09-09 11:48:43 AM  
Nor do they want to see OogieLove.
 
2012-09-09 12:02:46 PM  
So we're doing this thread again today? Someone make sure they submit a similar article tomorrow too. We must complete the trilogy!

/two words: Too Expensive
//how many times do we have to say it!
 
2012-09-09 12:09:01 PM  
Here's the box office list from four years ago. When your big opening flick is a celluloid turd like Bangkok Dangerous it goes a long way to explaining anemic box office. This is that time of year again. Happens every year at about this time.
 
2012-09-09 12:12:36 PM  

Spanky_McFarksalot: I hadn't heard of any of those movies.


Same here. Did they even bother to advertise them?

Maybe it's better if we got rid of the Blockbuster season as a concept and just started putting out big movies year-round. Is there any reason why movies need to compete for dollars? It's not like it's a zero-sum game here. People go to multiple films. So why slam them all together during the summer?
 
2012-09-09 12:15:10 PM  
Saw the trailer for 'The Words' movie in the theater last week. IT SUCKED!
 
2012-09-09 12:17:05 PM  

Guntram Shatterhand: Maybe it's better if we got rid of the Blockbuster season as a concept and just started putting out big movies year-round. Is there any reason why movies need to compete for dollars? It's not like it's a zero-sum game here. People go to multiple films. So why slam them all together during the summer?


I'm with you, i never understood this business model. I would gladly go to movies year round, in fact it bugs the crap out of me when i am like "hmm i feel like going to a movie today" only to find out there is nothing good out. although i am grateful because they do tend to get good around nov-dec, but i'm pretty sure those are for Oscar grabs.
 
2012-09-09 12:36:45 PM  
I saw Raiders of the Lost Ark with the SO yesterday in IMAX.

It was pretty boss.
 
2012-09-09 12:50:07 PM  

President Merkin Muffley: I saw Raiders of the Lost Ark with the SO yesterday in IMAX.

It was pretty boss.


My showing was canceled. So farking annoying. They gave us free tickets to tonight's showing instead, but still - I was psyched for last night!
 
2012-09-09 12:59:01 PM  

Archimedes' Principal: Saw the trailer for 'The Words' movie in the theater last week. IT SUCKED!


If it's the same trailer, I saw it on TV yesterday. Right until the announcer said "in theaters everywhere" at the end, I honestly thought it was for one of those cheezy movies you see on the Lifetime Movie Network.
 
2012-09-09 01:03:42 PM  
I haven't gone to the movies in two weeks because there wasn't anything I wanted to see. May go this weekend to see the new Resident Evil movie.
 
2012-09-09 01:06:54 PM  
I'm not the most dialed in movie goer, but Jesus, I can typically say I've at least heard of a movie or seen the trailer. Did they go with a 'no advertising' strategy for The Words?
 
2012-09-09 01:07:16 PM  
What's already been said in this thread is what I came to say.

Also, The Words trailer doesn't even hint at what it's about (I mean you can fathom a guess that would probably be about 85% correct), but still.

This summer I saw The Avengers, and TDKR in theatres. Nothing else even interests me. Oh wait Prometheus does, but I'll just wait to rent/torrent it.

Why go to the movies when they're showing Ben-Hur right now in HD for free on my home theatre??
 
2012-09-09 01:35:35 PM  

sure haven't: This summer I saw The Avengers, and TDKR in theatres. Nothing else even interests me. Oh wait Prometheus does, but I'll just wait to rent/torrent it.


Bad movie. Prometheus had problems, but the one thing everyone can agree was right with it is that it looked amazing. That deserved to be seen on IMAX.
 
2012-09-09 01:46:15 PM  

DamnYankees: sure haven't: This summer I saw The Avengers, and TDKR in theatres. Nothing else even interests me. Oh wait Prometheus does, but I'll just wait to rent/torrent it.

Bad movie. Prometheus had problems, but the one thing everyone can agree was right with it is that it looked amazing. That deserved to be seen on IMAX.


I'm not a fan of 3D, but damn the 3D in Prometheus was done well and done right.

If they'd put as much effort into the story as they put into the visuals it would have been fantastic.
 
2012-09-09 01:49:07 PM  

DamnYankees: sure haven't: This summer I saw The Avengers, and TDKR in theatres. Nothing else even interests me. Oh wait Prometheus does, but I'll just wait to rent/torrent it.

Bad movie move. Prometheus had problems, but the one thing everyone can agree was right with it is that it looked amazing. That deserved to be seen on IMAX.


FTFM
 
2012-09-09 01:51:41 PM  
There was nothing in the theaters that seemed interesting this weekend. Instead I stayed home and caught up on Netflix movies. Still waiting to see "Looper". Which reminds me, last weekend I did see "Premium Rush", that is a good movie.
 
2012-09-09 01:55:53 PM  
Movies coming out that I have some interest in seeing:

September
Resident Evil: Retribution
Dredd
Hotel Transylvania
Looper


October
Frankenweenie
Argo
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D


November
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
Wreck-It Ralph
Skyfall


December
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Django Unchained
 
2012-09-09 02:07:09 PM  

Guntram Shatterhand: Spanky_McFarksalot: I hadn't heard of any of those movies.

Same here. Did they even bother to advertise them?

Maybe it's better if we got rid of the Blockbuster season as a concept and just started putting out big movies year-round. Is there any reason why movies need to compete for dollars? It's not like it's a zero-sum game here. People go to multiple films. So why slam them all together during the summer?


Kids are out of school. Which is actually more of a reason for me NOT to see summer movies.

/saw the Avengers, Ted, and Prometheus
//all at matinees
 
2012-09-09 02:09:40 PM  
Bad Luck Brian Cooper - starring in 2 movies - worst box office weekend.
 
2012-09-09 02:27:15 PM  
Face it, movies - we're through. Now, we had a good run. I mean, what other relationship lasts 80+ years? But we've moved on. Sometimes, in two lives, priorities change. In this case, we found a form of entertainment that's cheaper and more compatible. I'm sorry, it's not us, it's you.
 
2012-09-09 02:41:23 PM  

The_Knarf: Guntram Shatterhand: Maybe it's better if we got rid of the Blockbuster season as a concept and just started putting out big movies year-round. Is there any reason why movies need to compete for dollars? It's not like it's a zero-sum game here. People go to multiple films. So why slam them all together during the summer?

I'm with you, i never understood this business model. I would gladly go to movies year round, in fact it bugs the crap out of me when i am like "hmm i feel like going to a movie today" only to find out there is nothing good out. although i am grateful because they do tend to get good around nov-dec, but i'm pretty sure those are for Oscar grabs.


I'm with both of you, but that's never going to change. Why theaters can't have an arrangement with the studios to have theaters set aside for second-run movies that cost less (sort of like with clothes going on clearance because the season for them is over) three months after the release date, I'll never understand.
 
2012-09-09 02:43:22 PM  
I don't even rent DVDs any more. I'll catch it on Netflix or HBO if it looks like it's worth the time.
 
2012-09-09 02:53:21 PM  

Six_By_Nine: I'm with both of you, but that's never going to change. Why theaters can't have an arrangement with the studios to have theaters set aside for second-run movies that cost less (sort of like with clothes going on clearance because the season for them is over) three months after the release date, I'll never understand.


they used to, the problem these days is, three months after the initial release the damn DVD/Blu-Ray comes out, and they don't want it also to still be in theaters because it will hurt the DVD/Blu-Ray sales.
 
2012-09-09 02:54:56 PM  

Six_By_Nine: I'm with both of you, but that's never going to change. Why theaters can't have an arrangement with the studios to have theaters set aside for second-run movies that cost less (sort of like with clothes going on clearance because the season for them is over) three months after the release date, I'll never understand.


Well, there used to be second-run houses, but I suspect the film exhibitors and studios pushed them out of business
 
2012-09-09 03:08:27 PM  

Somaticasual: Face it, movies - we're through. Now, we had a good run. I mean, what other relationship lasts 80+ years? But we've moved on. Sometimes, in two lives, priorities change. In this case, we found a form of entertainment that's cheaper and more compatible. I'm sorry, it's not us, it's you.


Movies can be great. The problem is that movie companies rarely give a shiat about quality control. They'll release movies that they know suck. They just release them because they want to claw back some of the money.

The result is, of course, that people become far less trustworthy. They'll more likely spend £10 on Steam where they're likely to get days of entertainment for their money and a reasonable guarantee of quality.
 
2012-09-09 03:10:05 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Six_By_Nine: I'm with both of you, but that's never going to change. Why theaters can't have an arrangement with the studios to have theaters set aside for second-run movies that cost less (sort of like with clothes going on clearance because the season for them is over) three months after the release date, I'll never understand.

Well, there used to be second-run houses, but I suspect the film exhibitors and studios pushed them out of business


They're still around, there's one where I'm from that's really successful. Of course, it is also the best place to go to see foreign and art house movies because the actual art house theater is crap, but still, it does a booming business. It's also the cleanest and best maintained second-run theater I've ever been to, I think most of them went out of business because the places were so gross you didn't want to touch anything.
 
2012-09-09 03:17:24 PM  
Lawless actually looks pretty good despite having that LeBeef kid in it.
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2012-09-09 03:46:53 PM  
I walked past a multiplex yesterday, thought to myself, maybe I'll take in a flick. Looked up at the marque, there wasn't a single thing I wanted to see out of eight choices.
 
2012-09-09 03:54:54 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Six_By_Nine: I'm with both of you, but that's never going to change. Why theaters can't have an arrangement with the studios to have theaters set aside for second-run movies that cost less (sort of like with clothes going on clearance because the season for them is over) three months after the release date, I'll never understand.

Well, there used to be second-run houses, but I suspect the film exhibitors and studios pushed them out of business


Used to be a lot in Buffalo in the 90's but they all went out of business. Articles at the time blamed DVD's and widescreens becoming more popular, as well as people just generally beginning to hate other people (too much talking/cell phones/texting/kicking seats/crying babies/etc)

That being said, a new one recently opened in Buffalo. $4 movies or $2 on Fridays, or $6 for movie+drink+popcorn. Crappy part of town, crappy theatre, but when the lights are off you can't really tell, so who cares. Can't beat the price and I plan on utilizing this place until they eventually go out of business. Been going about once a week for 2 months now; looking forward to Total Recall when it comes out. Ain't no way I'm paying regular theatre prices for that, but I figure $6 will be just right.

I'll still go see Hobbit in the 1st run though. Maybe Skyfall too. Not sure. Looper/Dredd/Resident Evil are probably 2nd run movies for me.
 
2012-09-09 03:56:37 PM  

MithrandirBooga: Dwight_Yeast: Six_By_Nine: I'm with both of you, but that's never going to change. Why theaters can't have an arrangement with the studios to have theaters set aside for second-run movies that cost less (sort of like with clothes going on clearance because the season for them is over) three months after the release date, I'll never understand.

Well, there used to be second-run houses, but I suspect the film exhibitors and studios pushed them out of business

Used to be a lot in Buffalo in the 90's but they all went out of business. Articles at the time blamed DVD's and widescreens becoming more popular, as well as people just generally beginning to hate other people (too much talking/cell phones/texting/kicking seats/crying babies/etc)

That being said, a new one recently opened in Buffalo. $4 movies or $2 on Fridays, or $6 for movie+drink+popcorn. Crappy part of town, crappy theatre, but when the lights are off you can't really tell, so who cares. Can't beat the price and I plan on utilizing this place until they eventually go out of business. Been going about once a week for 2 months now; looking forward to Total Recall when it comes out. Ain't no way I'm paying regular theatre prices for that, but I figure $6 will be just right.

I'll still go see Hobbit in the 1st run though. Maybe Skyfall too. Not sure. Looper/Dredd/Resident Evil are probably 2nd run movies for me.




Oh, I'll probably go check out Spider Man and Premium Rush at the 2nd run too.
 
2012-09-09 04:00:01 PM  
The Possession is the comedy of the year. It was so awful everyone in the theater began heckling it at the 30 minute mark and didn't stop until the credits rolled. I am *not* kidding. I have not seem a movie heckled so badly since the last time I saw a screening of The Room.

I felt a little bad for the one guy in the audience who turned around and told everyone to shut up near the end, but he was outnumbered.
 
2012-09-09 06:49:17 PM  
2016 Obama's America!
 
2012-09-09 09:40:03 PM  
The Words drops Olivia Wilde and Zoe Saldana into the same movie. HOW COULD THEY FARK THAT UP???

// throw in a little girl on girl action...it would've been like printing money!
 
2012-09-09 09:44:19 PM  
Robot & Frank was cute, but it's certainly geared to a more aged crowd, still, it has robots.
 
2012-09-09 10:43:23 PM  

Six_By_Nine: The_Knarf: Guntram Shatterhand: Maybe it's better if we got rid of the Blockbuster season as a concept and just started putting out big movies year-round. Is there any reason why movies need to compete for dollars? It's not like it's a zero-sum game here. People go to multiple films. So why slam them all together during the summer?

I'm with you, i never understood this business model. I would gladly go to movies year round, in fact it bugs the crap out of me when i am like "hmm i feel like going to a movie today" only to find out there is nothing good out. although i am grateful because they do tend to get good around nov-dec, but i'm pretty sure those are for Oscar grabs.

I'm with both of you, but that's never going to change. Why theaters can't have an arrangement with the studios to have theaters set aside for second-run movies that cost less (sort of like with clothes going on clearance because the season for them is over) three months after the release date, I'll never understand.


They still do, but it's a hassle. I know that a lot of older movie houses that specialize in running special events are being attacked because some studios refuse to send out film prints now and rely wholly on digital. So when you go to see a midnight movie, you're seeing another DVD/Blu-Ray, just like you can buy at the store.

That said, I don't buy that 'kids are out of school' argument. It might cut down on repeated viewings at matinee prices, but people are still going to see movies in the evening. The real issue is that the system is so big right now that nobody wants to change it, or sees an issue until they're not making money hand over fist. The real issue is that Hollywood needs another artistic movement that the Indie Craze of the early '90s almost did but didn't. We still have a lot of New Hollywood types stinking up the joint making some good movies but producing a ton of shiat that drowns out everything else.
 
2012-09-10 12:45:44 AM  
Calling 2016 Obama's America a "Documentory" is like calling 2001 A Space Odessy a "Documentory" A work of fiction that has has some facts in it. In the case of 2016 there is a President named Barack Obama in this country right now. Everything else you should question.
 
2012-09-10 02:08:54 AM  
I can't watch a Bradley Cooper movie without thinking of the d-bag from Wedding Crashers, or the slighly less d-baggish guy from The Hangover. Just like trying to watch a non-American Pie movie w/ that Stifler guy w/o immediately thinking, "That's Stifler".
 
2012-09-10 04:24:16 AM  
(Friday September 5, 1930) (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Three Faces East, On Your Back, College Capers, Noah's Lark, Mickey McKee, All Quiet on The Western Front, Vacation Loves, A Notorious Affair, The Land of the Head-Hunters, Song O' My Heart, Good News, Dizzy Daze, Love Among The Millionaires, So This Is London, Born Reckless, The Brats, One Mad Kiss, Mamba, Escape

(Thursday September 5, 1940) (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
The Courageous Dr. Christian, Grandpa Goes To Town, Manhattan Heartbeat, When The Daltons Rode, Four Sons, Florian, New Moon, Murder In The Night, In Old Missouri, On Their Own, Algiers, Black Diamonds, Wings For America, The Sea Hawk, I Love You Again, Lucky Partners, My Love Came Back, Our Town, Queen of the Mob, We Who Are Young, One Million B.C., Gambling on the High Seas, Sporting Blood, Tom Brown's School Days, Murder in the Air, The Man Who Talked Too Much, The Captain is a Lady, The Lucky Cisco Kid, Opened By Mistake, Dr. Christian Meets The Woman, Those Were The Days, Ski Patrol, Three Faces West, And One Was Beautiful, La Conga Nights, Susan and God, The Saint Takes Over, Cross Country Romance, The Captain is a Lady, He Married His Wife, The Hidden Menace, Fugitive From Justice, The Primrose Path, Flight Angels, South of Pago Pago, Thanks A Million, Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise, French Without Tears, A Bill of Divorcement, Danger on Wheels, Scatterbrain, Jezebel, You're Not So Tough, Young As You Feel, Andy Hardy Meets Debutante, The Last Alarm, Little Miss Molly, Hot Steel, Men Without Souls, Untamed, The Earl of Chicago, Ma He's Making Eyes At Me, Passport to Alcatraz, It's A Date, Johnny Apollo, On Trial, On The Spot, Earthbound, News Is Made At Night, Alias The Deacon, Full Confession, The Mortal Storm

(Tuesday September 5, 1950) (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Broken Arrow, Wilder's 'Sunset Boulevard', 711 Ocean Drive, Ray's 'In A Lonely Place', The Return of the Frontiersman, Night and the City, Buccaneer's Girl, Blondie's Hero, The Barbary Pirate, Prison Warden, Air Hostess, Tea For Two, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, The Flame and the Arrow, The Capture, Arctic Fury, Rogues of Sherwood Forest, Curtain Call At Cactus Ranch, The Gunfighter, Woman of Distinction, Young Man With A Horn, Red Light, The Big Hangover, Kill The Umpire, The Great Jewel Robber, 50 Years Before Your Eyes, Curtain Call At Cactus Creek, Paid In Full, The Nevadan, Ma & Pa Kettle Go To Town, Rocketship X-M, Twilight in the Sierras, Winchester '73, Disney's 'Treasure Island', Military Academy, Western Pacific Agent, The Crisis, Gun Crazy, Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion, Sin Town, Tension, Johnny One-Eye, Wabash Avenue, The Kid From Texas, The Black Rose, San Quentin, Alcatraz Island, Tulsa, Hughes' 'The Outlaw', Bright Leaf, Father of the Bride, The Adventures of Gallant Bess, Disney's 'Melody Time', The Sands of Iwo Jima, Where There's Hope, The Duchess of Idaho, Wagon Master, Pittsburgh, The Stage To China, Disney's 'So Dear To My Heart', Gallant Blade, Blondie's Secret, Bride For Sale, Unconquered, The Champion, South of St. Louis, Chicago Deadline, Red, Hot and Blue, Cargo To Capetown, The Fortunes of Captain Blood, The Blossoms in the Dust, Top of the Morning, Wild Harvest, Rusty's Birthday, No Man of Her Own, Secret Fury, Lost Horizon, The Marshall of Heldorado, Abbott and Costello Meet The Killers, Rugged O'Riordan, The Strange Mrs. Crane, The Great Jewel Robber, Rock Island Trail, Bodyhold, The Asphalt Jungle, Fast on the Draw, The Great Ruppert, Annie Get Your Gun (Hutton/Keel), My Friend Irma Goes West, Pal's Return, And Baby Makes Three, Father is a Bachelor, Mule Train, Here Come The Co-Eds, The Wagonmaster, The Tattooed Stranger, Three Little Words, The Eagle and the Hawk, Who Killed Doc Robin?, Destination: Big House, The Conspirator, I'll Reach For A Star, Back To Bataan, The Marine Raiders, Crime Doctor's Diary, Caged, The Gun Fighter, Peggy, Stromboh, The Desperadoes, The Duchess of Idaho, Dakota Lil, The Wild Harvest, Side Street, Hatter's Castle, Rasputin, Women of the Casbah

(Monday September 5, 1960) (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Ocean's 11, The Captain's Table, Wyler's 'Ben-Hur', For Members Onely - The Nudist Story, Let's Make Love, Home From The Hill, The Apartment, Circus of Horrors, Hitchcock's 'Psycho', Bergman's 'Wild Strawberries', Bergman's 'A Lesson In Love', John O'Hara's 'From The Terrace, Shoeshine, The Easiest Profession, It Started In Naples, Circus Stars, The Lost World, Once More With Feeling, Rat Race, The Mountain Road, The Bellboy, 13 Ghosts, The Story of Ruth, The Unforgiven, Strangers When We Meet, It Happened In June, Rally 'Round The Flag Boys, Hercules Unchained, Who Was That Lady?, The Bells Are Ringing, Girls Town, The Man Without A Star, Wake Me When It's Over, They Came To Cordura, Hannibal, The Brides of Dracula, 5 Branded Women, The Hunters, Proud Rebel, The Cossacks, Stalag 17, Shane, Battle Hymn, Giant of marathon, The Bride Was Too Beautiful, Tall Story, Guns of Timberland, Tarzan The Ape Man, The Story of Ruth, Warlock, Visit To A Small Planet, Man on a String, Comanche Station, Sgt. Rutledge, The Rebel Breed, The Warrior and the Slave Girl, Around the World in 80 Days, Pier 5 Havana, Cole Younger - Gunfighter, The Man From God's Country, Gunsmoke In Tucson, Quantrill's Raiders, Snow Queen, When Comedy Was King, The Last Voyage, Please Don't Eat The Daisies, Elmer Gantry, The Brave Warrior, The Wild River, David & Bathsheba, Disney's 'The Sign of Zorro' The Guns of Timberland, The Restless Years, Stop, Look & Laugh, Our Man In Havana, Goliath and the Barbarians, Twelve To The Moon, Walk Like A Dragon, One Foot In Hell, Disney's 'Grand Canyon', Disney's 'Pollyanna', Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'South Pacific, Yellowstone Kelly, My Dog Buddy, Disney's 'Pecos Bill', The Greatest Show On Earth, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,

(Saturday September 5, 1970) (Pittsburgh, PA)
Neil Simon's 'The Out-Of-Towners' (G), Me, Natalie (GP), The Undefeated (GP), Beneath The Planet of the Apes (G), One Million B.C. (G), Chisum (G), Getting Straight (R), Four Clowns (G), Disney's 'Sleeping Beauty (G), A Bullet For Pretty Boy (R), Bloody Mama (R), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (GP), Disney's 'The Love Bug' (G), They Call Me Mr. Tibbs (GP), Barquero (GP), Beneath The Valley of the Dolls (X), Two Mules For Sister Sara (GP), Airport (G), Too Late The Hero (GP) Jenny (GP), Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (GP), Gone With The Wind (G), A Walk In The Spring Rain (GP), Loving (R), Cherry Harry & Raquel (X), The Wicked Die Slow (R), The Only Game In Town (M), Yes (X), Michael & Helga (R), The Lady In Cement (R), The Kremlin Letter (GP), The Best House In London (X), The Green Slime (G), The Split (R), Cotton Comes To Harlem (R), Kubrick's '2001 - A Space Odyssey' (G), On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (G), Joe (R), Move, Disney's 'The Jungle Book' (G), 5 Card Stud (GP), For A Few Dollars More (R), A Fistful of Dollars (R), The Good The Bad and The Ugly (R), Hang 'Em High (GP), The Boston Strangler (R), Bandolero (GP), Joanna (R), Change of Habit (G), M*A*S*H (R), Beast of Blood (GP), The Curse of the Vampire (aka 'The Playgirls and the Vampire') (GP) The Curse of Frankenstein (unrated), Blood Fiend (aka 'The Theatre of Death') (unrated), 100 Rifles (GP), The Viking Queen (unrated), The Angel Levine (GP), Candy (R), The Killing of Sister George (X), Midnight Cowboy (X), Alice's Restaurant (X), Pussycat-Pussycat I Love You (unrated), Catch-22 (R), Soldier Blue (R), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (GP), Joe Orton's 'Entertaining Mr. Sloane' (R), D.H. Lawrence's 'The Virgin and the Gypsy (R), Mondo Freudo (X)

(Friday September 5, 1980) (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
The Miss Nude America Contest (R), The Empire Strikes Back (PG), Death Ship (R), Carpenter's 'The Fog' (R), Caddyshack (R), Airplane! (PG), Summer Heat (X), Satin Suite (X), Middle-Age Crazy (R), De Palma's 'Dressed To Kill' (R), Raise The Titanic (PG), Smokey and the Bandit II (PG), My Bodyguard (PG), Fuller's 'The Big Red One' (PG), The Magician of Lublin (R), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R), Caligula (unrated), All That Jazz (R), The Octagon (R), No Nukes (PG), Urban Cowboy (PG), The Final Countdown (PG), Best Boy (PG), The Blue Lagoon (R), My Brilliant Career (G), Bronco Billy (PG), The Blues Brothers (R), Rough Cut (PG), Jokes My Folks Never Told Me (R), Starting Over (R), American Gigolo (R), Justine - A Matter of Innocence (X), French Heat (X), Meatballs (PG), The Nude Bomb (PG), Used Cars (R), A Force of One (PG), The Prize Fighter (PG), Cry For Me Billy (R), Foxes (R), Secrets (R), Body Candy (X), Thunder Buns (X), Fantasy (X), The Teasers (X), Cheech and Chong's 'Next Movie' (R), Small Town Girls (X), The Violation of Claudia (X), Cauldron of Death (R), Something Is Out There (R)

(Wednesday September 5, 1990) (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Men At Work (PG-13), Flatliners (R), Taking Care of Business (R), Presumed Innocent (R), Ghost (PG-13), The Exorcist III (R), My Blue Heaven (PG-13), Problem Child (PG), The Delta Force II (R), Air America (R), Arachnophobia (PG-13), Darkman (R), The Witches (PG), Disney's 'The Jungle Book' (1990) (G), Die Hard II - Die Harder (R), Gremlins II - The New Batch (PG-13), Young Guns II (PG-13), Pretty Woman (R), The Two Jakes (R), Pump Up The Volume (R), Disney's 'DuckTales The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp' (G), Love Play (X), Too Much (X), Total Recall (R), Tremors (PG-13), Ghost Dad (PG), Back To The Future III (PG), The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (R), Days of Thunder (PG-13), The Elephant Man (1980) (PG), The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (NC-17), Wild At Heart (R), Cinema Paradiso (PG-13)

(Tuesday September 5, 2000) (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
The Art of War (R), Bring It On (R), Autumn In New York (PG-13), Coyote Ugly (PG-13), The Nutty Professor II - The Klumps (PG-13), The Cell (R), Godzilla 2000 (PG), Pokemon 2000 (G), The Replacements (PG-13), Bait (R), The Watcher (R), Highlander - End Game (R), Almost Famous (R), Urban Legends - The Final Cut (R), Disney's 'Remember The Titans' (PG), Meet The Parents (PG-13), The Crew (PG-13), Space Cowboys (PG-13), What Lies Beneath (PG-13), Gone In 60 Seconds (2000) (PG-13), Disney's 'Dinosaur' (PG), The Eyes of Tammy Faye (PG-13), Jesus' Son (R), But I'm A Cheerleader (R), Hollow Man (R), Whipped (R), The Original Kings of Comedy (R), Disney's 'Chicken Run' (G), X-Men (PG-13), Croupier (unrated), Chuck & Buck (R), Disney's 'The Kid' (PG), Saving Grace (R), Bless The Child (R), The Perfect Storm (PG-13), The Patriot (R), Michael Jordan To The Max (unrated), Whales (unrated), Wildfire (unrated), Frequency (PG-13), Big Momma's House (PG-13), The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (PG), Gladiator (R), Me, Myself and Irene (R), Mission: Impossible II (PG-13), Scary Movie (R), The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), Hamlet (1948), Return To Me (PG), Thomas and the Magic Railroad (G), Butterfly (R), Wilder's 'Sunset Blvd.' (1950)

(Sunday September 5, 2010) (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
The American (R), Going The Distance (R), Machete (R), Resident Evil: Afterlife (in 3-D) (R), I'm Still Here (R), Despicable Me (PG), Dinner For Schmucks (PG-13), Eat, Pray, Love (PG-13), The Expendables, Inception (PG-13), The Last Exorcism (PG-13), Lottery Ticket (PG-13), Nanny McPhee Returns (PG), The Other Guys (PG-13), Piranha (2010) (R), Salt (PG-13), Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (PG-13), The Switch (PG-13), Vampires Suck (PG-13), Charlie St. Cloud (PG-13), Iron Man 2 (PG-13), The Karate Kid (2010) (PG), The Last Airbender (PG), Please Give (R), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13), Ramona and Beezus (G), Shrek 4ever After (PG), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (PG-13), The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), Ran (1985), A Face in the Crowd (1957), 35 Shots of Rum (unrated)


Draw your own conclusions.
 
2012-09-10 04:34:16 AM  
Two corrections:

For Members Onely Only - The Nudist Story

and

Bring It On (R) (PG-13)
 
2012-09-10 10:04:08 AM  

r1chard3: I walked past a multiplex yesterday, thought to myself, maybe I'll take in a flick. Looked up at the marque, there wasn't a single thing I wanted to see out of eight choices.


Yep. The people posting that "it's just too expensive, done in one" confuse me. A matinee costs 7-8 bucks. I bring my own food and drink.

The reason things are dead right now is because there is nothing really compelling showing. I wanted to go see a movie this weekend, and there was simply zero options. I won't go unless it's a movie I *want* to see.
 
2012-09-10 11:19:49 AM  

sure haven't: Nothing else even interests me. Oh wait Prometheus does, but I'll just wait to rent/torrent it.


Be glad you didn't. It was terrible. Some of the worst scifi flicks SyFy has made for them ask for much less suspension of disbelief.

/was disappointed in TDKR, but not nearly as much
 
2012-09-10 01:45:17 PM  

Optimus Primate: r1chard3: I walked past a multiplex yesterday, thought to myself, maybe I'll take in a flick. Looked up at the marque, there wasn't a single thing I wanted to see out of eight choices.

Yep. The people posting that "it's just too expensive, done in one" confuse me. A matinee costs 7-8 bucks. I bring my own food and drink.

The reason things are dead right now is because there is nothing really compelling showing. I wanted to go see a movie this weekend, and there was simply zero options. I won't go unless it's a movie I *want* to see.


For those of us with jobs, we can't do matinee's. and ticket + popcorn + drink = $25

make movies better, stop saturating with god awful movies, and you'll maybe get your audience's back.
 
2012-09-10 02:20:26 PM  

Klaumbaz: Optimus Primate: r1chard3: I walked past a multiplex yesterday, thought to myself, maybe I'll take in a flick. Looked up at the marque, there wasn't a single thing I wanted to see out of eight choices.

Yep. The people posting that "it's just too expensive, done in one" confuse me. A matinee costs 7-8 bucks. I bring my own food and drink.

The reason things are dead right now is because there is nothing really compelling showing. I wanted to go see a movie this weekend, and there was simply zero options. I won't go unless it's a movie I *want* to see.

For those of us with jobs, we can't do matinee's. and ticket + popcorn + drink = $25

make movies better, stop saturating with god awful movies, and you'll maybe get your audience's back.


You do know they do matinees on the weekends too, right? And really, is the need to feed yourself in a theater environment so compelling that you MUST have that popcorn and drink??

Total cost - 1 movie - matinee - 7-8 bucks, sometimes less.
 
2012-09-10 05:27:48 PM  

Archimedes' Principal: Saw the trailer for 'The Words' movie in the theater last week. IT SUCKED!


CBS hasn't had a single hit since launching their Films division. Maybe it's because people don't want to see made-for-TV quality movies in a theater.

Les Moonves needs to finally admit that his ego-driven decisions are not always the best business.
 
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