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(Deadline)   The day after Spielberg and Lucas announce the future of cinema will mean $50 tickets, Paramount says the future is now with $50 mega tickets for WWZ   (deadline.com) divider line 253
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2013-06-14 08:41:42 AM
I wouldn't pay a plug nickel to see that piece of crap.
 
2013-06-14 08:54:53 AM
Hmmm. $50 now or $1 in 6 months? Hard choice.
 
2013-06-14 09:11:58 AM
Wait, this might be a good idea. If you pay $50, maybe you can watch the secret good version that's true to the book on a little screen while everyone else gets to see Brad Pitt vs the CGI
 
2013-06-14 09:22:24 AM
LOL, a "small" popcorn. Because popcorn is so expensive to make, they couldn't spring for a large.
 
2013-06-14 09:36:44 AM
Ya know, I haven't been to a movie theatre in..... 6 years. That's not going to change any time soon.
 
2013-06-14 09:41:04 AM
If I spend an additional $100, can I get a soda with all that?

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2013-06-14 10:22:59 AM

CapeFearCadaver: Ya know, I haven't been to a movie theatre in..... 6 years.


DLP projector. 100" screen. 7.1 surround. Cheap food & booze.

And patience.

Don't need to see it NOW!
 
2013-06-14 10:23:16 AM
That's a funny joke. I haven't been a theater in six years and frankly, there's really nothing I care to see anyway. I sure as hell ain't paying $50 either.
 
2013-06-14 10:24:02 AM
A theater full of people who think that dreck is worth $50 a viewing? a.abcnews.com
Can we spring this guy for Darwinian purposes?
 
2013-06-14 10:24:07 AM
I wouldn't pay $5 to see that movie.
 
2013-06-14 10:25:02 AM
George Lucas told a crowd that "going to the movies will cost 50 bucks or 100 or 150 bucks" in the future.

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2013-06-14 10:25:10 AM

Mugato: LOL, a "small" popcorn. Because popcorn is so expensive to make, they couldn't spring for a large.


Since the small is usually roughly the size of a toddler, maybe they just didn't want to spring for a U-Haul to carry the large in with.
 
2013-06-14 10:25:39 AM
and a small popcorn.

... there's where your $50 is going.
 
2013-06-14 10:25:49 AM
$50? That's more than my internet bill (which coincidentally will save me a LOT of movie ticket money in the future).
 
2013-06-14 10:26:15 AM

Mugato: LOL, a "small" popcorn. Because popcorn is so expensive to make, they couldn't spring for a large.


Call me a cheap ass, but I take the large buckets and large drinks out of the trash take them to the bathroom, wash them out and then take them back to concessions for the free refills Then again I've also been known to pay for one show, and then dip in another as well.

Haven't done that in years, but the kids and wife are out of town this week so I may make tomorrow movie marathon day for me and see how long I can stay before they kick me out.

Few years back it was from around 11 until finally at 7 they figured out my schtick
 
2013-06-14 10:26:17 AM
Their future's so bright Theaters will have to wear shutters.


...on their doors.

...because no one is paying that.

/I am ashamed of this post
 
2013-06-14 10:27:59 AM
These people are brilliant! Idiots will pay anything for shiny new trendy stupid stuff, just look at Apple.
 
2013-06-14 10:28:16 AM
Or I can download a cam copy with hardcoded Chinese subs for free.

Or I won't, because that's how bad this film looks.  I won't even steal this film it looks so bad.
 
2013-06-14 10:29:15 AM

simplicimus: Hmmm. $50 now or $1 in 6 months? Hard choice.


How much is the audio book, either CD or download?
 
2013-06-14 10:29:22 AM
I am pretty much done with theaters.

Sure, I don't have the best home theater set-up, but at least I'm not paying a heap of cash to sit next to some asshole teenager with a cellphone addiction and an incessant urge to babble-away until the ritalin wears off.
 
2013-06-14 10:29:39 AM
And the future of war--so Spielberg has some new material for his next war movie--will be the sons and daughters of Mr Spielberg and Mr Lucas going off to the slaughter because the lower classes of America aren't going to fight for a country that doesn't think they matter anymore.

Fark off Spielberg. Go back to making Super 8 Nazi films in the Arizona desert.
 
2013-06-14 10:31:22 AM
If I had $50 to just completely waste for two hours I'd rather break it into ones, buy a 5 pound block of decent cheddar, eat it all at once, and use the remaining $25 to wipe my ass in intervals as it came out.
 
2013-06-14 10:31:26 AM

s2s2s2: Their future's so bright Theaters will have to wear shutters.


...on their doors.

...because no one is paying that.

/I am ashamed of this post


Yeah.  You should be.  I've seen better from you.  You had a good idea, but like a one-legged man on the high-dive, the execution was borked from the start.
 
2013-06-14 10:31:48 AM

Petit_Merdeux: CapeFearCadaver: Ya know, I haven't been to a movie theatre in..... 6 years.

DLP projector. 100" screen. 7.1 surround. Cheap food & booze.

And patience.

Don't need to see it NOW!


I only have a 65" screen and I am still happy to wait so I can watch movies in the comfort of my living room.
 
2013-06-14 10:32:16 AM

s2s2s2: Their future's so bright Theaters will have to wear shutters.


...on their doors.

...because no one is paying that.

/I am ashamed of this post


You could have stopped it, you only had to listen...
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-14 10:32:26 AM

Vodka Zombie: I am pretty much done with theaters.

Sure, I don't have the best home theater set-up, but at least I'm not paying a heap of cash to sit next to some asshole teenager with a cellphone addiction and an incessant urge to babble-away until the ritalin wears off.


It's not fair to just put the problem on teenagers.  There are two problems unique to older viewers.  One is the "instant replay" persons that have to say out loud what has just happened on the screen.  The other, of course, is also a problem outside of the theater, and usually involves an elderly person yelling "What did he say?"
 
2013-06-14 10:32:29 AM

OtherLittleGuy: simplicimus: Hmmm. $50 now or $1 in 6 months? Hard choice.

How much is the audio book, either CD or download?


I picked up the audio version for $15. 9 hours of entertainment, which can be reused, with top notch voice acting.

Fark movie studios. They make enough, and when they lose money it's on face palm able ideas
 
2013-06-14 10:33:34 AM
I wait for it to come to the $2.00 cheap seats in town.
 
2013-06-14 10:33:42 AM
SMALL popcorn?
 
2013-06-14 10:33:46 AM
How is this a $75 value or even a $50 value?

$10 for a ticket to the movie
$15 for a download of the movie in 6 months
$5 for a movie poster
$5 for a small popcorn
so those crappy plastic 3D glasses are worth $40? or even $15?

I don't think so.  I can wait the 6 months to see it for a $1... or not at all.
 
2013-06-14 10:33:46 AM
Well, let's see what's playing at the local theater:

Man of Steel.     Maybe
Man of Steel 3D:     No
This Is The End:     No
The Internship:     No
The Purge:     No
Now You See Me:     No
Fast & Furious 6:     hell No
After Earth:     Aww, hell no
Epic:      And . . .  no.

Must be "piracy" that's costing the studios all that money.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-14 10:34:47 AM

simplicimus: Hmmm. $50 now or $1 in 6 months? Hard choice.


We have to charge more because of "piracy," making piracy the only way normal guy can see our films.

Circular reasoning is circular.
 
2013-06-14 10:34:52 AM
Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.
 
2013-06-14 10:35:12 AM
I'll pay $50 for a movie when they guarantee it won't be ruined by some asshole taking out his cellphone, a teenager who doesn't know how to run the sound/projection and annoying people talking behind me. Oh yea, and I'll only go to one or two movies a year instead of the twenty or so now.
 
2013-06-14 10:35:44 AM
There are very few movies out these days worth paying $10.50 to see.

I can't think of any movie worth $50. Unless of course that includes a nice steak dinner and a bottle of wine.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-14 10:36:01 AM

NutWrench: Well, let's see what's playing at the local theater:

Man of Steel.     Maybe
Man of Steel 3D:     No
This Is The End:     No
The Internship:     No
The Purge:     No
Now You See Me:     No
Fast & Furious 6:     hell No
After Earth:     Aww, hell no
Epic:      And . . .  no.

Must be "piracy" that's costing the studios all that money.


The only film I will see this year is the new Hunger Games.
 
2013-06-14 10:36:34 AM

Vodka Zombie: I am pretty much done with theaters.

Sure, I don't have the best home theater set-up, but at least I'm not paying a heap of cash to sit next to some asshole teenager with a cellphone addiction and an incessant urge to babble-away until the ritalin wears off.


Two words: Pen laser.
 
2013-06-14 10:36:55 AM

NutWrench: This Is The End: No


You're a bad person on the inside, aren't you? This looks pretty damn funny, despite the cast.

NutWrench: Fast & Furious 6: hell No


Surprisingly, this one is actually getting pretty good reviews. It's not the type of movie I'd pay the outrageous fee to see in theaters, but apparently if you just want some goofy action fun, it hits the nail on the head.
 
2013-06-14 10:37:00 AM

Vodka Zombie: You had a good idea


It was a concept piece. The purpose was the bad idea, made worse.


/no, not really
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-14 10:37:13 AM

namegoeshere: There are very few movies out these days worth paying $10.50 to see.

I can't think of any movie worth $50. Unless of course that includes a nice steak dinner and a bottle of wine.


Not quite.  Attractive companion that likes me and bedroom activities and it starts to get close.
 
2013-06-14 10:37:42 AM
I just read WWZ, how the hell are they making that into a movie???  A BRAD PITT movie??  There's no character in the book to play, just short two or three page short stories from various people....


/I'll wait till it's on SPIKE then DVR it so I can skip the 100 or so commercials
 
2013-06-14 10:38:02 AM

Petit_Merdeux: CapeFearCadaver: Ya know, I haven't been to a movie theatre in..... 6 years.

DLP projector. 100" screen. 7.1 surround. Cheap food & booze.

And patience.

Don't need to see it NOW!


pause it to take a leak, rewind the good parts etc. the theatre can't come close to a good home system for total comfort and utility.
 
2013-06-14 10:38:06 AM
For $50 I can play 72 holes of golf.  That's a lot longer than 2 hours and more fun too.
 
2013-06-14 10:38:27 AM

R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.


I don't think you understand the concept of film trailers.
 
2013-06-14 10:38:29 AM

CapeFearCadaver: Ya know, I haven't been to a movie theatre in..... 6 years. That's not going to change any time soon.


The last time I went to a theater was to see Dark Knight Rises. Let's just say I was extremely disappointed with the experience and leave it at that.

/The only assaults that occurred at the theater I went to were on my sensibilities.
 
2013-06-14 10:38:32 AM

skozlaw: NutWrench: This Is The End: No

You're a bad person on the inside, aren't you? This looks pretty damn funny, despite the cast.

NutWrench: Fast & Furious 6: hell No

Surprisingly, this one is actually getting pretty good reviews. It's not the type of movie I'd pay the outrageous fee to see in theaters, but apparently if you just want some goofy action fun, it hits the nail on the head.


How can you see James Franco in anything and not want to punch him in the face?
 
2013-06-14 10:38:50 AM

NutWrench: This Is The End: No


You'll be missing out, it's actually a farking hilarious movie
 
2013-06-14 10:40:00 AM

d23: Vodka Zombie: I am pretty much done with theaters.

Sure, I don't have the best home theater set-up, but at least I'm not paying a heap of cash to sit next to some asshole teenager with a cellphone addiction and an incessant urge to babble-away until the ritalin wears off.

It's not fair to just put the problem on teenagers.  There are two problems unique to older viewers.  One is the "instant replay" persons that have to say out loud what has just happened on the screen.  The other, of course, is also a problem outside of the theater, and usually involves an elderly person yelling "What did he say?"



I go to movies all the time and the last problem I had with someone on the phone was an old guy in the seat in front of us.

As for food and soda, I never bother with concessions at movies. I can go 3 hours at a time without eating. I just smuggle a pint of vodka.
 
2013-06-14 10:40:57 AM

R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.


What's a trailer!?
 
2013-06-14 10:41:41 AM
www.theblindcard.com

The more you tighten your grip, Moguls, the more moviegoers will slip through your fingers.
 
2013-06-14 10:42:08 AM
Going to a movie is the most basic date night. Date night is not going away. People used to scoff at $15 tickets. You will go to $50 movies and you will like it.
 
2013-06-14 10:42:26 AM
My roomates ben draggin me to the movies the past year. I dont mind so much when she pays. At my old job I used to get free movie passes so that was nice. But th thing I hated most, stated by others, is people just not knowing how to shut the fark up and put their phones away. My old neighborhood was rather "diverse" and I stopped going to the movies there because there was always people there translating the movie into spanish. It was annoying.
 
2013-06-14 10:42:48 AM

thecpt: R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.

What's a trailer!?


It's a thing you hook up to your vehicle to move things, but that's not important now.
 
2013-06-14 10:43:10 AM
Frances Ha was pretty good.
 
2013-06-14 10:43:31 AM
I'll be buying a ticket to something else, so those bastards who ruined an incredible story won't see a dime of it.

Bastards.
 
2013-06-14 10:43:33 AM
Things will cost more in the future! Harrumph harrumph harrumph. Still, seems like awhile before they get that high, but hey who knows? Pretty sure if you told your grandparents 40 years ago movies were going to cost $12 they wouldn't believe it either.

/"I haven't been to the theater in 6 years"...is that the new "I don't even own a TV"?
 
2013-06-14 10:44:22 AM

Sybarite: I wouldn't pay a plug nickel to see that piece of crap.


They'd have to pay me $50 to see that crap, and then I'll still have to think about it...

CapeFearCadaver: Ya know, I haven't been to a movie theatre in..... 6 years. That's not going to change any time soon.


I haven't been since 2005. The only exception to that was when my mate dragged me to go and see the late night premier of Ironman 3D. I couldn't believe they were charging £25 farking pounds for that 3d, dark, blurry crapfest.

I won't be going back to a cinema any time soon or in the future.

oldfarthenry: $50? That's more than my internet bill (which coincidentally will save me a LOT of movie ticket money in the future).


That's enough to pay for my internet and line rental for 2 months. I can download to my hearts content plus I can get all the porn I can handle (ooh err!)...

I remember paying between 80p to £3.50 to watch a film back in the day... I feel old... Get off my lawn...
 
2013-06-14 10:45:26 AM
i've almost completely given up on seeing movies in theaters.  i just don't see the point anymore.  movies come out on dvd in less than four months and television screens are rapidly approaching theater screen size.  and sometimes the dvds are cheaper than a theater ticket anyway.  watching a dvd in my own living room is about 100x as enjoyable as going to a crowded theater.
 
2013-06-14 10:47:52 AM

R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.


It's Fark. They thought Iron Man and The Avengers would suck based solely on the trailers.
 
2013-06-14 10:48:35 AM

Vodka Zombie: I am pretty much done with theaters.

Sure, I don't have the best home theater set-up, but at least I'm not paying a heap of cash to sit next to some asshole teenager with a cellphone addiction and an incessant urge to babble-away until the ritalin wears off.


I like to go on off nights, to the late show to avoid crowds.  Yeah, it's pricey, but I still enjoy the whole "big screen, big sound" experience.  And with my points card I get roughly every 3rd movie ticket for free.

I'm eager to try out the new premium theatres coming to my city.  Big, comfy lazy-boy-style seats are arranged in pairs with a small table in between, they recline (as do many already), they offer in-seat food service, reserved seating, and a liquor licence.  The $25.00+ price and "no minors" policy will keep out the riff-raff and to me it will be worth it.

The closest thing we have right now is an UltraAVX with a pub, good fod, reserved seating and comfy, reclining chairs.  Unfortunately it's not much more expensive than a regular ticket, so the teeny-bopper crowd can still be an issue.

I was pleased to see the place send a guy through a couple of times, though, making sure no one was yapping or texting away during the film.
 
2013-06-14 10:49:23 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Mugato: LOL, a "small" popcorn. Because popcorn is so expensive to make, they couldn't spring for a large.

Call me a cheap ass, but I take the large buckets and large drinks out of the trash take them to the bathroom, wash them out and then take them back to concessions for the free refills Then again I've also been known to pay for one show, and then dip in another as well.


Knew a guy that would save his popcorn bag for reuse that way. He got busted because he had a bag from a month earlier (it didn't have the current summer blockbuster on it).
 
2013-06-14 10:50:19 AM
The only way I'd pay $50 to watch a movie would be if I get the whole theater to myself.
 
2013-06-14 10:50:20 AM
Anyone paying $50 to watch that p.o.s. deserves to get fleeced.
 
2013-06-14 10:52:18 AM

R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.


I know, I too am an idiot and have no idea about a movie's quality even if everything about it is obviously utterly ridiculous.
 
2013-06-14 10:53:24 AM

R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.


So you watched the trailer and thought "Wow, that'd totally be worth $50 to see it"?
 
2013-06-14 10:57:37 AM

Petit_Merdeux: CapeFearCadaver: Ya know, I haven't been to a movie theatre in..... 6 years.

DLP projector. 100" screen. 7.1 surround. Cheap food & booze.

And patience.

Don't need to see it NOW!


Yep, putting in a projector 7 years ago was the best thing I ever did.  It was cheaper than plasma's at that time, too.  Booze and more with movies is awesome.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-14 10:58:29 AM

RickN99: R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.

So you watched the trailer and thought "Wow, that'd totally be worth $50 to see it"?


I saw the trailer (months ago) and thought "Gee, that isn't like Max Brooks' novel at all".

No.  I don't think it will even be worth an Amazon rental.
 
2013-06-14 10:58:54 AM

RickN99: R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.

So you watched the trailer and thought "Wow, that'd totally be worth $50 to see it"?


No.  The $50 is ludicrous, but I do think it will be worth the 5 bucks I am going to pay to see it.
 
2013-06-14 10:59:14 AM
FTA: "going to the movies will cost 50 bucks or 100 or 150 bucks" in the future.

Are they actually trying to encourage piracy of movies?
 
2013-06-14 10:59:31 AM
I think you guys are overlooking the fact that it's a $75 value.
 
2013-06-14 11:00:16 AM
Where I live in the Midwest, people are usually pretty quiet during movies, so I don't have to deal with the crowd element.  Ticket prices don't bother me up to about $15, and my wife and I eat before the movie, so it's not like we're getting killed on snacks (we get cokes, though, because we smuggle in rum).

Once those ticket prices start creeping up above $20, though, I'm out.  It's that simple.

The summer blockbusters are always out on Bluray by Christmas, the Christmas movies are out by spring.  We have a nice home setup, a good-sized HD tv with a good surround system.

Moderately priced movie tickets=me and my wife going to 7-8 movies per year.  Expensive tickets=me and my wife going to 1-2 movies per year.  We can't be the only ones.
 
2013-06-14 11:01:44 AM

PsyLord: FTA: "going to the movies will cost 50 bucks or 100 or 150 bucks" in the future.

Are they actually trying to encourage piracy of movies?


Tinfoil hat time.  Now that the NSA snooping info is out the studios know who is pirating.  They want you to pirate more because as a hedge against backlack of higher movie prices the studios bought up a bunch of private prisons.  WATCH OUR MOVIES AT INFLATED PRICES OR GO TO PRISON - that we own.
 
2013-06-14 11:01:50 AM
Came for the small popcorn wtf...

weknowmemes.com
 
2013-06-14 11:02:13 AM

R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: but I do think it will be worth the 5 bucks I am going to pay to see it.


It's nice that they have movie theaters in Cambodia.
 
2013-06-14 11:03:07 AM
$50 for an advanced screening, fancy 3d glasses, and a free copy of the movie isn't a bad deal, assuming you want those things.

Personally I've started directing my business at the high end theaters.  Lazyboy type seats, big screens, some will serve you booze and food while you watch the movie. Generally you have fewer idiots talking to the screen and no pathetic teenagers texting the entire movie.
 
2013-06-14 11:03:12 AM
$50? Does that mean the girl at the popcorn stand is going to give out complimentary BJs?
 
2013-06-14 11:09:09 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: $50? Does that mean the girl at the popcorn stand is going to give out complimentary BJs?


Hot, buttery ones.
 
2013-06-14 11:09:53 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: $50? Does that mean the girl at the popcorn stand is going to give out complimentary BJs?



The girl? Sorry, that's the platinum plus package.
 
2013-06-14 11:10:15 AM

Vodka Zombie: I am pretty much done with theaters.

Sure, I don't have the best home theater set-up, but at least I'm not paying a heap of cash to sit next to some asshole teenager with a cellphone addiction and an incessant urge to babble-away until the ritalin wears off.



Couldn't agree more. Even with my modest 46" plasma, I would so much rather watch a movie at home than drive to the theater, park, pay 30 bucks, and cram into a theater just to listen to some asshole chew popcorn in my ear. I don't like conflict with strangers, but last time, this asshole was slurping an icee so obnoxiously, I literally turned around and asked him "are you drinking that, or doing you impression of the world's sloppiest horse blow job?"
 
2013-06-14 11:10:52 AM
is this the thread where people who don't own TVs let us know they also don't go to the movies?

yup.
 
2013-06-14 11:12:25 AM

NutWrench: Well, let's see what's playing at the local theater:

Man of Steel.     Maybe
Man of Steel 3D:     No
This Is The End:     No
The Internship:     No
The Purge:     No
Now You See Me:     No
Fast & Furious 6:     hell No
After Earth:     Aww, hell no
Epic:      And . . .  no.

Must be "piracy" that's costing the studios all that money.


Absolutely.  It has NOTHING to do with the quality of movies absolutely SUCKING.
Seriously, Hollywood needs to build a resort where all drugs (LSD, Heroin, DMT, Pot, etc) is legal and send writers there.  Let them trip balls (sure a few may OD) and then write up some original creative work.  Who knows, it might actually end up worth watching!
 
2013-06-14 11:12:45 AM

skozlaw: NutWrench: This Is The End: No

You're a bad person on the inside, aren't you? This looks pretty damn funny, despite the cast.

NutWrench: Fast & Furious 6: hell No

Surprisingly, this one is actually getting pretty good reviews. It's not the type of movie I'd pay the outrageous fee to see in theaters, but apparently if you just want some goofy action fun, it hits the nail on the head.


People should be divided into two categories: people who can vote and people who paid to see ANY fast & furious in the theatre (no vote).

/Finnegan
 
2013-06-14 11:13:18 AM
This thing stinks so bad that they're afraid the DVD/Blu-rays won't even sell.
 
2013-06-14 11:14:01 AM

PsyLord: FTA: "going to the movies will cost 50 bucks or 100 or 150 bucks" in the future.

Are they actually trying to encourage piracy of movies?


You wonder if it is part of their plans to claim in the future: "Well our piracy tracking experts suggest ten times as many people as are currently alive pirate each of our movies, and assuming they would all have gone to opening night and paid $150 each if they weren't thieving scumbags then we would have made more money than the entire economy of the world for the entire of history every time we release a movie"
 
2013-06-14 11:16:51 AM

vbob: [www.theblindcard.com image 674x466]

The more you tighten your grip, Moguls, the more moviegoers will slip through your fingers.


Arrrr matey!
 
2013-06-14 11:17:07 AM

silverjets: The only way I'd pay $50 to watch a movie would be if I get the whole theater to myself.


At $50 a pop, you probably would...
 
2013-06-14 11:19:06 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Mugato: LOL, a "small" popcorn. Because popcorn is so expensive to make, they couldn't spring for a large.

Call me a cheap ass, but I take the large buckets and large drinks out of the trash take them to the bathroom, wash them out and then take them back to concessions for the free refills Then again I've also been known to pay for one show, and then dip in another as well.

Haven't done that in years, but the kids and wife are out of town this week so I may make tomorrow movie marathon day for me and see how long I can stay before they kick me out.

Few years back it was from around 11 until finally at 7 they figured out my schtick



Wow. You are one cheap bastard.

A cunning cheap bastard.

I salute you.
 
2013-06-14 11:19:38 AM

Funbags: silverjets: The only way I'd pay $50 to watch a movie would be if I get the whole theater to myself.

At $50 a pop, you probably would...


Or at the very least, you should get a table like the old nightclubs from the 60's.
 
2013-06-14 11:19:41 AM
farm3.staticflickr.com

In the future you will pay between 10 to 13 dollars for a movie ticket.
 
2013-06-14 11:20:06 AM

skozlaw: R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.

I don't think you understand the concept of film trailers.



Exactly. If someone sets a dinner plate in front of me piled high with something that looks and smells exactly like dog shiat, I'm not going to eat the whole thing to find out for certain if it is.
 
2013-06-14 11:20:57 AM
*WARNING* or all this shiat will go straight to Cable!!

(read between the lines) (jobs will be lost!) (theatre distributor cabal will go out of business!) (oh noes)

Hey, George?  Between my HDGoPro Hero3 and some software I got a studio in my Macbook Pro. Whaddya think of that?
 
2013-06-14 11:21:14 AM

simplicimus: Hmmm. $50 now or $1 in 6 months? Hard choice.


THIS.
The movie business has their timetable and so does my family.
Summer blockbusters in October, in our house on our own terms.
 
kab
2013-06-14 11:21:29 AM

mcmnky: is this the thread where people who don't own TVs let us know they also don't go to the movies?

yup.


No, this is the thread where folks who own tv's say that going to a theater is a waste of time and money.
 
2013-06-14 11:23:44 AM
I thought $20 3-D movies would flop, but the public eats that sh*t up.
So my guess is, they're right.
 
2013-06-14 11:23:49 AM

kab: mcmnky: is this the thread where people who don't own TVs let us know they also don't go to the movies?

yup.

No, this is the thread where folks who own tv's say that going to a theater is a waste of time and money.


Yup.
 
2013-06-14 11:24:53 AM
On the other hand, Lucas bet on DIVX instead of DVD and we know how that turned out.
 
2013-06-14 11:25:24 AM

Saborlas: If I spend an additional $100, can I get a soda with all that?

[i970.photobucket.com image 80x30]


A medium soda, yes.  You can upgrade for a large for only $25 more.
 
2013-06-14 11:25:49 AM

R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.


It is quite possible that if I had never heard of the original source material, I might really like the movie.

Since I know what this movie could have been had they chosen to not shiat all over said source material until it was unrecognizable, I have no choice but to be pissed off about it.
 
2013-06-14 11:26:37 AM
Wow, just think if they made it just like the book.  They might have sold some of these premo tickets.  I know I'd consider it.
 
2013-06-14 11:27:49 AM
Netflix and a projector. Priceless.

The hard part is patience but once you get yourself trained it's really quite easy. The wife and I will still go see 1-3 movies a year but usually I come away from them wishing I'd waited for Netflix.
 
2013-06-14 11:29:35 AM
Mild threadjack:

If you live in Houston you should probably check out the Sundance theater downtown.  Matinee ticket prices are 7 or 8 dollars (can't remember which, but the point is it's right in line with other theaters if not slightly cheaper), you can reserve your seats online (it costs like a dollar extra but it's totally worth it to not have to go stake out a seat 45 minutes before a movie starts), every seat has two armrests, it has a bar that serves good beer/cocktails which you can bring to your seat, and the food is pretty good (for a theater).   I generally hate going to movie theaters for all the various reasons mentioned in this thread, but every movie I catch there ends up being a great experience.  I've actually started going to the movies again because of this place.

That being said, $50 for a movie ticket is totally insane.  I'm going to go see WWZ (I love the book and have already dealt with the fact that the movie is going to have nothing in common with it), but there's no way any movie is worth paying that much to see TWO DAYS EARLY. Weirdly, the initial reviews for WWZ seem to agree that it's not quite the disaster that we all expected.
 
2013-06-14 11:31:10 AM

doczoidberg: Wow. You are one cheap bastard.

A cunning cheap bastard.

I salute you.


The trick is to do on a cool day, so you can wear a jacket in along with two thin t-shirts so you can change up your clothes from time to time.
 
2013-06-14 11:32:56 AM

CapeFearCadaver: Ya know, I haven't been to a movie theatre in..... 6 years. That's not going to change any time soon.


Last movie I seen in a theatre was Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull....

/even though this movie does NOT exist!!
 
2013-06-14 11:36:11 AM

Eagles409: How is this a $75 value or even a $50 value?

$10 for a ticket to the movie
$15 for a download of the movie in 6 months
$5 for a movie poster
$5 for a small popcorn
so those crappy plastic 3D glasses are worth $40? or even $15?

I don't think so.  I can wait the 6 months to see it for a $1... or not at all.


3-D movies around here(Boston) are $15. If it's in IMAX 3-D it's $16 or 17

As for the movie poster, if it's a full sized poster, it's probably $15-20, and if it's actually a 'limited edition'(unique art)(maybe 1000 or less printed) you would likely be able to ebay it for more than that. Some of the mini posters they give out at Imax premieres have sold for pretty good prices and they are much smaller in size and printed in much larger numbers.  And I would guess you could get $5-10 on ebay for the glasses as well.

As for the movie, it's at 80% on RT currently, with positives from both the Hollywood Reporter and Variety, both of whom have pretty good movie critics. It is funny to read people screaming about the 'canon' of the book being violated ha ha, like it was some Nobel prize winning material. I enjoyed the book, but there is no possible way that it could be made into a 2 hour movie as it was.

It is kind of funny that they don't even include a soda, ha, since like the popcorn, it costs them practically nothing.

I wouldn't do the $50 deal myself, but I'm sure they will get enough people to make it worthwhile, and you'll probably see more of this stuff in the future(I don't even want to think what they will do for the next Star Wars film)
 
2013-06-14 11:36:17 AM

Decillion: Going to a movie is the most basic date night. Date night is not going away. People used to scoff at $15 tickets. You will go to $50 movies and you will like it.


Holy shiat - $15?

/haven't seen a movie in the theater since Shaft and I probably biatched about the price of that ticket - and look, I haven't been back.
 
2013-06-14 11:38:44 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Call me a cheap ass, but I take the large buckets and large drinks out of the trash take them to the bathroom, wash them out and then take them back to concessions for the free refills Then again I've also been known to pay for one show, and then dip in another as well.


You are a cheap ass.  Also, that's disgusting.

/might be time to get tested, dude
 
2013-06-14 11:39:10 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [farm3.staticflickr.com image 640x505]

In the future you will pay between 10 to 13 dollars for a movie ticket


When I was a kid, moves were between $1.50 and $3.50. We went to the movies all the farking time. Every weekend. Sometimes twice a weekend. If it was a good movie, we'd see it again and again.

These days, movies are a treat for my kids. There is no seeing it again and again, except by waiting for the dvd.

$50 a ticket, and movies will be out of reach for the HS crowd, who are the only ones who can stomach some of the trash being passed off as movies these days.
 
2013-06-14 11:40:53 AM
Hmm $50 for an 'advance' screening or $0 for a screener released several weeks before the 'advance' screening.

/ Hollywood is eating it's own tail...
 
2013-06-14 11:41:04 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Mugato: LOL, a "small" popcorn. Because popcorn is so expensive to make, they couldn't spring for a large.

Call me a cheap ass, but I take the large buckets and large drinks out of the trash take them to the bathroom, wash them out and then take them back to concessions for the free refills Then again I've also been known to pay for one show, and then dip in another as well.

Haven't done that in years, but the kids and wife are out of town this week so I may make tomorrow movie marathon day for me and see how long I can stay before they kick me out.

Few years back it was from around 11 until finally at 7 they figured out my schtick


that's nasty.

I've done the double (or triple) feature on a single ticket. I've paid for the 2D ticket and fished a pair of glasses from the return bin to see the 3D version.

but eating and drinking from containers that have been in the bathroom? is your insurance co-pay less than the cost of a big purse and snacks from the local mega mart?

also, while ticket sales mostly go to the studios, concessions keep the local theater in business. so when all your local theaters close and you don't even have the option of seeing it on the big screen, or more likely there's only one theater left and tickets are $50 because there's no competition, you can look into a mirror and thank yourself.
 
2013-06-14 11:41:38 AM
js34603:

/"I haven't been to the theater in 6 years"...is that the new "I don't even own a TV"?

No, "I don't use Facebook" is the new "I don't even own a TV".

/Doesn't use Facebook
//Owns a TV
 
2013-06-14 11:42:09 AM

LeroyBourne: Wow, just think if they made it just like the book.  They might have sold some of these premo tickets.  I know I'd consider it.


Meh.  The book was very average in my view.

I realize it's trendy to slam the flick on the web right now, but people might want to do some checking before jumping on a bandwagon that hasn't even seen the thing.

80% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes is a pretty high score, even if it's still early days.
 
2013-06-14 11:44:44 AM

SmokinTrees: You are a cheap ass. Also, that's disgusting.

/might be time to get tested, dude


Well not always, most of the time I also get them from the second concession stand that's closed down during matinee times. Just a quick hop over the counter, grab the containers I need and then take them back to get filled mid movie
 
2013-06-14 11:46:04 AM
I don't like spending 10 bucks to sit in a germ ridden chair surrounded by noisy eaters, loud talkers, and cell phone users.
 
2013-06-14 11:47:05 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Call me a cheap ass, but I take the large buckets and large drinks out of the trash take them to the bathroom, wash them out and then take them back to concessions for the free refills Then again I've also been known to pay for one show, and then dip in another as well.


After paying so much for a ticket, I can't stand having to get up to use the bathroom in the middle of the film. Which of course I have to do after drinking that honkin' big soda. So I usually just pee in an empty drink cup or popcorn bucket, then dump it out and throw the container away on my way out. I never miss a minute of the show that way.
 
2013-06-14 11:47:14 AM

Jument: Netflix and a projector. Priceless.

The hard part is patience but once you get yourself trained it's really quite easy. The wife and I will still go see 1-3 movies a year but usually I come away from them wishing I'd waited for Netflix.


My wife and I have gotten pretty good at deciding which films we'll wait for on Netflix, and which we really want to see "for the theater experience" - which is really just an excuse for date night.

Count me in as another with a projector and a great HT set up.
 
2013-06-14 11:50:21 AM

namegoeshere: After paying so much for a ticket, I can't stand having to get up to use the bathroom in the middle of the film. Which of course I have to do after drinking that honkin' big soda. So I usually just pee in an empty drink cup or popcorn bucket, then dump it out and throw the container away on my way out. I never miss a minute of the show that way.


I watched This Is The End last night, pee ain't so bad apparently
 
2013-06-14 11:54:47 AM

Mugato: LOL, a "small" popcorn. Because popcorn is so expensive to make, they couldn't spring for a large.


Figure a regular 3D ticket runs you around 15 bucks. You'd sell more $50 tickets if you offer a large popcorn and a large drink, which sells for almost another 15 bucks but cost you next to nothing to produce, and now the customer thinks they're really getting a deal. Hell that's already a $30 value, might as well spring for the other $20 to get the cool glasses and poster and other shiat.

But no, let's look like cheap pricks instead.
 
2013-06-14 11:59:47 AM
Wow.
I guess the 2013 is going to be known as the year the entertainment industry lost it's collective mind?
 
2013-06-14 12:02:31 PM
I'm going to spend the fifty bucks just so I can go in and pee in all the empty popcorn buckets in the trash.
 
2013-06-14 12:04:10 PM
count_chimpula:

As for the movie, it's at 80% on RT currently, with positives from both the Hollywood Reporter and Variety, both of whom have pretty good movie critics. It is funny to read people screaming about the 'canon' of the book being violated ha ha, like it was some Nobel prize winning material. I enjoyed the book, but there is no possible way that it could be made into a 2 hour movie as it was.


It could have, but it would have been documentary style and they aren't the type to bring in big summer money.
I could almost see it as a companion piece to this movie. Something direct to Netflix or Amazon.
 
2013-06-14 12:04:30 PM
Is it just me, but does this seem like little more than a tacit admission that the studio *knows* the movie is awful, and is attempting to bolster what little BO take (purely by numbers alone) they'll get so they can say that it's not so bad after all? Maybe run one of those "#1 movie in the world (based on 1.5 days of BO revenue)" commercials?
 
2013-06-14 12:04:54 PM
here you can get a cup that gives you $1.50 soda all year, or free seltzer water like i drink.  for christmas, my dad buys me a t-shirt that let's you get a free medium popcorn all year.  movie theatres without popcorn does not compute for me.

/csb
 
2013-06-14 12:06:27 PM
How many times do I get to kick Brad Pitt in the balls for my $50?
 
2013-06-14 12:08:38 PM

Petit_Merdeux: CapeFearCadaver: Ya know, I haven't been to a movie theatre in..... 6 years.

DLP projector. 100" screen. 7.1 surround. Cheap food & booze.

And patience.

Don't need to see it NOW!



A DLP and only 100" screen?  Sorry to hear that.  Go with a properly set up quality CRT for a true cinema experience.
 
2013-06-14 12:08:50 PM
 
2013-06-14 12:09:45 PM
This is why God invented BitTorrent.
 
2013-06-14 12:09:50 PM

Decillion: Going to a movie is the most basic date night. Date night is not going away. People used to scoff at $15 tickets. You will go to $50 movies and you will like it.


Please, people courted long before movies existed. If theaters price people out of a cheap date, they'll just find something else to do for fun. And maybe pay attention to each other instead of a terrible movie.

/wait, what am I saying? yeah, we're boned
 
2013-06-14 12:10:00 PM

Walker: I wouldn't pay $5 to see that movie.


I will. Every movie here is $5.00 on Tuesday.
 
2013-06-14 12:11:00 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: Mugato: LOL, a "small" popcorn. Because popcorn is so expensive to make, they couldn't spring for a large.

Call me a cheap ass, but I take the large buckets and large drinks out of the trash take them to the bathroom, wash them out and then take them back to concessions for the free refills Then again I've also been known to pay for one show, and then dip in another as well.

Haven't done that in years, but the kids and wife are out of town this week so I may make tomorrow movie marathon day for me and see how long I can stay before they kick me out.

Few years back it was from around 11 until finally at 7 they figured out my schtick


This post gave me tongue cancer.
 
2013-06-14 12:11:11 PM

Carth: I'll pay $50 for a movie when they guarantee it won't be ruined by some asshole taking out his cellphone, a teenager who doesn't know how to run the sound/projection and annoying people talking behind me. Oh yea, and I'll only go to one or two movies a year instead of the twenty or so now.


You forgot the lazy a$$ parents of screaming and/or whining toddlers who claim they can't afford a babysitter....
 
2013-06-14 12:14:18 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: Call me a cheap ass, but I take the large buckets and large drinks out of the trash take them to the bathroom, wash them out and then take them back to concessions for the free refills Then again I've also been known to pay for one show, and then dip in another as well.


I'm going to assume that you aren't being serious because that is farking disgusting.
 
2013-06-14 12:16:42 PM
We've got a great local theater. They only show one movie at a time, and generally only for a week, and often a month or so after it's been in theaters...

But the tickets are $6 each, A large popcorn with two drinks is like $6-$8, and it has a goddamn balcony.

It's awesome.
 
2013-06-14 12:16:47 PM

R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.


White-knighting Lindelof? You can do better than that.
 
2013-06-14 12:17:42 PM
I stopped watching movies in the theaters a few years ago, aside from one outing where my coworkers really REALLY wanted to see The Man with the Iron Fist. I really would just rather wait the week or so that it'd take for the movie to reach Netflix, if I even bother watching it at all.
 
2013-06-14 12:18:54 PM
I only go to the movies so i can jerk off in the used popcorn containers I find in the bathroom....
 
2013-06-14 12:20:37 PM

LeroyBourne: Wow, just think if they made it just like the book.  They might have sold some of these premo tickets.  I know I'd consider it.


The book was a great concept but really poorly written.
 
2013-06-14 12:21:00 PM

Virtual Pariah: count_chimpula:

As for the movie, it's at 80% on RT currently, with positives from both the Hollywood Reporter and Variety, both of whom have pretty good movie critics. It is funny to read people screaming about the 'canon' of the book being violated ha ha, like it was some Nobel prize winning material. I enjoyed the book, but there is no possible way that it could be made into a 2 hour movie as it was.


It could have, but it would have been documentary style and they aren't the type to bring in big summer money.
I could almost see it as a companion piece to this movie. Something direct to Netflix or Amazon.


Someone will do it eventually as a mini series, and then the complaints will be about how long and bloated it was.

Anyway, here's the site to buy your $50 tickets ha. It is a full sized movie poster, but don't think the art is unique(though it is better than the one with Brad Pitt). And hey, they're comping you the Fandango ticket fee!.

That said, I don't think the glasses are anything great, if they had a big plastic zombie attached to them, they'd be pretty cool, but as it is, they're just regular glasses with the movie logo.

http://www.worldwarzmovie.com/megaticket
http://www.fandango.com/worldwarz3dmegaticket_165509/movieoverview
 
2013-06-14 12:21:25 PM

Jument: I'm going to assume that you aren't being serious because that is farking disgusting.


Sheesh you people, it gets washed out in the bathroom sink first. Nothing a little hot water and alcohol don't clean up.
 
2013-06-14 12:22:54 PM

R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.


I don't have to see it. I've read the book.
 
2013-06-14 12:26:18 PM

Petit_Merdeux: CapeFearCadaver: Ya know, I haven't been to a movie theatre in..... 6 years.

DLP projector. 100" screen. 7.1 surround. Cheap food & booze.

And patience.

Don't need to see it NOW!


And no assholes sitting behind you talking during the film.  THAT is important!
 
2013-06-14 12:28:07 PM

NutWrench: Well, let's see what's playing at the local theater:

Man of Steel.     Maybe
Man of Steel 3D:     No
This Is The End:     No
The Internship:     No
The Purge:     No
Now You See Me:     No
Fast & Furious 6:     hell No
After Earth:     Aww, hell no
Epic:      And . . .  no.

Must be "piracy" that's costing the studios all that money.


I wouldn't go see these for free.
I wouldn't even download these.
 
2013-06-14 12:28:19 PM

kab: mcmnky: is this the thread where people who don't own TVs let us know they also don't go to the movies?

yup.

No, this is the thread where folks who own tv's say that going to a theater is a waste of time and money regardless of their television ownership.

 
2013-06-14 12:29:00 PM

Girl On Couch: Carth: I'll pay $50 for a movie when they guarantee it won't be ruined by some asshole taking out his cellphone, a teenager who doesn't know how to run the sound/projection and annoying people talking behind me. Oh yea, and I'll only go to one or two movies a year instead of the twenty or so now.

You forgot the lazy a$$ parents of screaming and/or whining toddlers who claim they can't afford a babysitter....


God that is the worst. We had one bring a baby into Iron Man who was SHOCKED their little precious started crying at the loud noises. The father then went out and asked them to turn down the volume and they actually did it.
 
2013-06-14 12:30:09 PM

namegoeshere: IdBeCrazyIf: Call me a cheap ass, but I take the large buckets and large drinks out of the trash take them to the bathroom, wash them out and then take them back to concessions for the free refills Then again I've also been known to pay for one show, and then dip in another as well.

After paying so much for a ticket, I can't stand having to get up to use the bathroom in the middle of the film. Which of course I have to do after drinking that honkin' big soda. So I usually just pee in an empty drink cup or popcorn bucket, then dump it out and throw the container away on my way out. I never miss a minute of the show that way.


I just sit upside-down in my seat and piss and shart like a fountain all over everyone else, and their buckets of snacks and soda. Then make sure to do another massive piss all over everything else on my way out of the theater.
Some people take exception to this, but I just smack them in the mouth then piss and shart all over their dates, and their buckets, especially the buckets.
 
2013-06-14 12:30:16 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [farm3.staticflickr.com image 640x505]

In the future you will pay between 10 to 13 dollars for a movie ticket.



encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
If there's a shot at winning a '53 Pontiac I'll buy a ticket
 
2013-06-14 12:30:25 PM

Dman33:   Let them trip balls (sure a few may OD) and then write up some original creative work.  Who knows, it might actually end up worth watching!


Lots of original creative movies out there - it's just that you can't give the tickets away. In the meantime, Sparkly Vampires fill theatres.
 
2013-06-14 12:31:14 PM

raerae1980: CapeFearCadaver: Ya know, I haven't been to a movie theatre in..... 6 years. That's not going to change any time soon.

Last movie I seen in a theatre was Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull....

/even though this movie does NOT exist!!


I think I've figured out why you can't get a job in your preferred field.
 
2013-06-14 12:32:21 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: I stopped watching movies in the theaters a few years ago, aside from one outing where my coworkers really REALLY wanted to see The Man with the Iron Fist......


What a coinkidink!  That was the last movie that I went to the theater to see.  I have some regrets in my life and that is one of them.
 
2013-06-14 12:33:55 PM

Carth: skozlaw: NutWrench: This Is The End: No

You're a bad person on the inside, aren't you? This looks pretty damn funny, despite the cast.

NutWrench: Fast & Furious 6: hell No

Surprisingly, this one is actually getting pretty good reviews. It's not the type of movie I'd pay the outrageous fee to see in theaters, but apparently if you just want some goofy action fun, it hits the nail on the head.

How can you see James Franco in anything and not want to punch him in the face?


He was perfectly cast as a weed dealer...and I did sit through Howl, mostly for the animated sequence.
 
2013-06-14 12:37:06 PM
pirate bay is free
 
2013-06-14 12:37:46 PM
In his defense, IdBeCrazyIf is also the dude who commented once that if, while at an orgy he happens to get someone else's semen on him, he wipes it off and keeps going. The drink and popcorn thing seems pretty minor in comparison.

/I still love you and would happily tag team your wife, IdBeCrazyIf.
 
2013-06-14 12:40:09 PM

AiryAnne: I don't like spending 10 bucks to sit in a germ ridden chair surrounded by noisy eaters, loud talkers, and cell phone users.


You make going to the movies sound like Total Fark.


/I love a good move on a quality big screen.  Average movies? Meh. Wait for Blockbuster
 
2013-06-14 12:41:36 PM
They should pay me $50 to see that piece of garbage. I'm sure Walmart will have it in the $5 bin by Thanksgiving
 
2013-06-14 12:42:18 PM

Danger Mouse: AiryAnne: I don't like spending 10 bucks to sit in a germ ridden chair surrounded by noisy eaters, loud talkers, and cell phone users.

You make going to the movies sound like Total Fark.


/I love a good move on a quality big screen.  Average movies? Meh. Wait for Blockbuster


Can I use your time machine?!

/kidding
 
2013-06-14 12:42:35 PM
The trouble is if the movies shiat, you're stuck with the DVD and poster
 
2013-06-14 12:43:04 PM

Petit_Merdeux: CapeFearCadaver: Ya know, I haven't been to a movie theatre in..... 6 years.

DLP projector. 100" screen. 7.1 surround. Cheap food & booze.

And patience.

Don't need to see it NOW!


There's still something to be said for seeing movies in the theater. Not all movies, not even most movies, but some of them. Until the day comes that my home theater setup can truly match a theater, there will still be some to go see.

I'm talking great seats, a pitch black room, volume that shakes the foundation of the house without anyone complaining. Also, you can't pause the movie for every little thing. It's far easier to immerse yourself in the movie experience at a theater than at home.

I watch most of my stuff when it comes out of Redbox, but when things like The Avengers or Iron Man come out, I'll go see those in the theater because the only way I'm going to truly match the theater is if I can afford to pay $50 anyway.

My screen is only 80",and the sound system is only 5.1,but I still have a good system.

OTOH, farm these assholes if they think I'm ever going to pay $50 or $100 to go see their shiat. The best they have to offer is just barely worth the $10 or so it costs already.
 
2013-06-14 12:44:43 PM
For that much money I expect Brad Pitt to turn up and say "your ticket includes all the sex with Angelina you want while the movie plays. Get at it." Then it might be worth that money.
 
2013-06-14 12:45:42 PM

limeyfellow: For that much money I expect Brad Pitt to turn up and say "your ticket includes all the sex with Angelina you want while the movie plays. Get at it." Then it might be worth that money.


Dude, she's been de-titted.
 
2013-06-14 12:48:12 PM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: $50? Does that mean the girl at the popcorn stand is going to give out complimentary BJs?


Still seems expensive. Hell, a Z-Job only costs $15.
 
2013-06-14 12:49:01 PM
$50 ticket prices?  I WOULD beg to differ...
farm3.staticflickr.com
...except that all but a few movies aren't even worth the effort to illegally download.
 
2013-06-14 12:50:28 PM

RickN99: R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.

So you watched the trailer and thought "Wow, that'd totally be worth $50 to see it"?


I would have probably paid $50 before I saw the trailer.
 
2013-06-14 12:53:36 PM

Dman33: NutWrench: Well, let's see what's playing at the local theater:

Man of Steel.     Maybe
Man of Steel 3D:     No
This Is The End:     No
The Internship:     No
The Purge:     No
Now You See Me:     No
Fast & Furious 6:     hell No
After Earth:     Aww, hell no
Epic:      And . . .  no.

Must be "piracy" that's costing the studios all that money.

Absolutely.  It has NOTHING to do with the quality of movies absolutely SUCKING.
Seriously, Hollywood needs to build a resort where all drugs (LSD, Heroin, DMT, Pot, etc) is legal and send writers there.  Let them trip balls (sure a few may OD) and then write up some original creative work.  Who knows, it might actually end up worth watching!


This is nothing new.  The vast majority of major studio releases have always sucked.  Just take a quick look through box office mojo.  It's just like any other entertainment business (tv, music, etc.)
 
2013-06-14 12:53:48 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: Jument: I'm going to assume that you aren't being serious because that is farking disgusting.

Sheesh you people, it gets washed out in the bathroom sink first. Nothing a little hot water and alcohol don't clean up.


Still gross, dude. I'm about as non-germophobic as anyone but I couldn't and wouldn't do that.
 
2013-06-14 12:54:37 PM
Yeah, this is another gigantic red flag that this movie is going to suck balls.
 
2013-06-14 12:56:08 PM
The last movie I went to had 45 minutes of commercials prior to the 10 minutes of coming attractions.....never again.
 
2013-06-14 12:58:17 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: NutWrench: This Is The End: No

You'll be missing out, it's actually a farking hilarious movie


I would be seriously offended if I didn't at least get a BJ for $50 in a dark room.
 
2013-06-14 12:58:26 PM
Maybe the problem isn't with movie theaters or prices, but perhaps your shiatty judgment in what movies to go watch?
 
2013-06-14 01:00:58 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-14 01:01:35 PM

YoOjo: limeyfellow: For that much money I expect Brad Pitt to turn up and say "your ticket includes all the sex with Angelina you want while the movie plays. Get at it." Then it might be worth that money.

Dude, she's been de-titted.


Well, at least she made a couple of entertaining T&A films while young and fabulous.
Scarecrow needing a samich is somewhat less inspiring.
 
2013-06-14 01:03:22 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: Call me a cheap ass criminal,



ftfy shiatbag.
 
2013-06-14 01:06:18 PM

enderthexenocide: and television screens are rapidly approaching theater screen size.


bullshiat.
 
2013-06-14 01:10:39 PM

ricochet4: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 448x1258]


The sharpest description of real-world capitalism ever.

/Still better than the alternatives
 
2013-06-14 01:15:34 PM
Too lazy to read through the posts to see if this has been mentioned but...A Movie Tavern opened by me a year or so ago and it has made it kind of fun again to go see a movie.  Big comfy seats, adult beverages and food that is surprisingly good.  Only issue I have is that you have to get there about 30-45 minutes before the movie to get your menu's and have your order taken.
 
2013-06-14 01:20:39 PM

Honest Bender: George Lucas told a crowd that "going to the " in the future.

[media.tumblr.com image 479x361]


Does he mean "movies will cost 50 bucks or 100 or 150 bucks" to make? That I would believe. He might also be thinking about (politics tab to the right warning) inflationary results of an artificially repressed interest rate.
 
2013-06-14 01:22:07 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [farm3.staticflickr.com image 640x505]

In the future you will pay between 10 to 13 dollars for a movie ticket.


$10 in 1953 is $85 in today's money.
 
2013-06-14 01:32:17 PM

Dman33: Seriously, Hollywood needs to build a resort where all drugs (LSD, Heroin, DMT, Pot, etc) is legal and send writers there.  Let them trip balls (sure a few may OD) and then write up some original creative work.  Who knows, it might actually end up worth watching!


What Hollywood would be better off doing is watching how Pixar make movies, or how they made movies in the 40s rather than the current star and hype led crapfests. That means, that you do the whole treatment>storyboards>script BEFORE you get the stars or decide when to release it.

The biggest failure in hollywood movies is that they rush to film with half-baked scripts. You see it so often - the film works until the 3rd act, and then it falls apart because someone just throws in some inconsistent or Deux Ex Machina crap to make the ends tie up rather than writing a good ending.
 
2013-06-14 01:32:46 PM

Leader O'Cola: enderthexenocide: and television screens are rapidly approaching theater screen size.

bullshiat.


Angle of view is pretty close.

80' screen, sitting 70' away from it
54" screen, sitting 10' away from it
 
2013-06-14 01:40:18 PM
I want to stand outside the theater and look at the people who would pay $50 for a movie. That show would be waaaay better than anything coming out of Hollywood. Moronic cows in khakis, who are paid too much to send emails and attend meetings in beige on gray offices, are hilarious when they gather in one place.
 
2013-06-14 01:43:45 PM

Lando Lincoln: Leader O'Cola: enderthexenocide: and television screens are rapidly approaching theater screen size.

bullshiat.

Angle of view is pretty close.

80' screen, sitting 70' away from it
54" screen, sitting 10' away from it


Plus, you can control the volume, pause the flick if you need to take a piss and snacks are cheaper.
 
2013-06-14 01:48:25 PM

Eapoe6: I want to stand outside the theater and look at the people who would pay $50 for a movie. That show would be waaaay better than anything coming out of Hollywood. Moronic cows in khakis, who are paid too much to send emails and attend meetings in beige on gray offices, are hilarious when they gather in one place.


I'm trying to remember which part of Fight Club that monologue is from...
 
2013-06-14 01:48:57 PM

Mr. Cat Poop: Lando Lincoln: Leader O'Cola: enderthexenocide: and television screens are rapidly approaching theater screen size.

bullshiat.

Angle of view is pretty close.

80' screen, sitting 70' away from it
54" screen, sitting 10' away from it

Plus, you can control the volume, pause the flick if you need to take a piss and snacks are cheaper.


haven't you been following the thread?

popcorn is free and you piss in the bucket.
 
2013-06-14 01:50:37 PM

doglover: Wait, this might be a good idea. If you pay $50, maybe you can watch the secret good version that's true to the book on a little screen while everyone else gets to see Brad Pitt vs the CGI


really should have been a miniseries, HBO or Starz, 5~7 one hour episodes with light pov flashback sequences
 
2013-06-14 01:53:45 PM

Okieboy: I just read WWZ, how the hell are they making that into a movie???  A BRAD PITT movie??  There's no character in the book to play, just short two or three page short stories from various people....


/I'll wait till it's on SPIKE then DVR it so I can skip the 100 or so commercials


That's why I don't really want to see it.

The book was an interesting series of vignettes. I don't want another normal zombie movie where it's one man vs all.
 
2013-06-14 01:54:39 PM
www.futurity.org
 
2013-06-14 01:58:48 PM
I can see their logic.  They are basically saying that more and more people are using things like Pay Per View to watch movies or are downloading them and that if this trend continues there will be fewer and fewer theaters.  This will mean that less money will be generated by theaters so the price of tickets will have to be raised.  I can see the logic of this, but I am not sure if I agree with it.  If more and more people shift to other venues that will mean that the movie makes its money from those other venues.  It will simply shift.  So if we ever see movie tickets costing $50 that will be because of inflation and your large popcorn will cost $25 and minimum wage will be $40 an hour.
 
2013-06-14 01:59:18 PM
God now that I have perfected the art of making good popcorn I don't even need to go see movies anymore. These people are idiots about cinema dying and shiat anyway. I can sit on Youtube with my homemade popcorn ALL NIGHT watching videos. And YouTube has found some way to pay the artists/recorders. BUT CINEMA IS DYING. I think whenever people say "X is DYING!" they have completely failed to recognize that X is just *changing*.
 
2013-06-14 02:03:33 PM

NutWrench: Well, let's see what's playing at the local theater:

Man of Steel.     Yes (weekend after next)
Man of Steel 3D:     No
This Is The End:     Yes (next weekend)
The Internship:     No
The Purge:     No
Now You See Me:     No
Fast & Furious 6:     HELLZ YES! IT WAS AMAZING!
After Earth:     Aww, hell no
Epic:      And . . .  no.

Must be "piracy" that's costing the studios all that money.


/FTFM
//love big cheesy flicks
///don't mind spending the money every now and then
////last movie I saw in the theatre was Les Miz prior to the perfection that was Fast 6.
//I also Del Rio my share of flicks as well.
 
2013-06-14 02:04:08 PM
Couple of months=Torrent=win
 
2013-06-14 02:05:37 PM

Eapoe6: I want to stand outside the theater and look at the people who would pay $50 for a movie.


Pretty sure the only people you're going to see coming out of the theatre are people that got paid to be there to report on what kind of idiot would pay $50 for a movie.
 
2013-06-14 02:06:43 PM

Lando Lincoln: Leader O'Cola: enderthexenocide: and television screens are rapidly approaching theater screen size.

bullshiat.

Angle of view is pretty close.

80' screen, sitting 70' away from it
54" screen, sitting 10' away from it


where to start....
in your theater design distances there,
trigonometry dictates that the horizontal field of vision is ~55 degrees
(LMFAO!!!!!!, PS guess you don't work for THX)

but that aside, in your 'home theater' design,
trigonometry dictates that the horizontal field of vision is ~22 degrees

but yes, those are really "close comparisons"
 
2013-06-14 02:07:30 PM

Mr. Cat Poop: Plus, you can control the volume, pause the flick if you need to take a piss and snacks are cheaper.


Plus, you can notice I didn't bring those points of the debate into contention.
 
2013-06-14 02:09:41 PM

Leader O'Cola: Lando Lincoln: Leader O'Cola: enderthexenocide: and television screens are rapidly approaching theater screen size.

bullshiat.

Angle of view is pretty close.

80' screen, sitting 70' away from it
54" screen, sitting 10' away from it

where to start....
in your theater design distances there,
trigonometry dictates that the horizontal field of vision is ~55 degrees
(LMFAO!!!!!!, PS guess you don't work for THX)

but that aside, in your 'home theater' design,
trigonometry dictates that the horizontal field of vision is ~22 degrees

but yes, those are really "close comparisons"



I forgot the last part
Assuming you really do want that equivalent 55degree field of vision.

The "TV" in your home theater would need to be about 145"

/135"
/ Sits 14 feet away
/// Close enough to THX for me....
 
2013-06-14 02:19:26 PM

Leader O'Cola: Lando Lincoln: Leader O'Cola: enderthexenocide: and television screens are rapidly approaching theater screen size.

bullshiat.

Angle of view is pretty close.

80' screen, sitting 70' away from it
54" screen, sitting 10' away from it

where to start....
in your theater design distances there,
trigonometry dictates that the horizontal field of vision is ~55 degrees
(LMFAO!!!!!!, PS guess you don't work for THX)

but that aside, in your 'home theater' design,
trigonometry dictates that the horizontal field of vision is ~22 degrees

but yes, those are really "close comparisons"


How the fark did I know some math nerd was going to come along and pick apart the wildly estimated numbers I used as a comparison for their own nerdy entertainment?
 
2013-06-14 02:22:19 PM

Lando Lincoln: How the fark did I know some math nerd was going to come along and pick apart the wildly estimated numbers I used as a comparison for their own nerdy entertainment?


Nobody expects the Nerd Inquisition ....
 
2013-06-14 02:22:48 PM

Lando Lincoln: Leader O'Cola: Lando Lincoln: Leader O'Cola: enderthexenocide: and television screens are rapidly approaching theater screen size.

bullshiat.

Angle of view is pretty close.

80' screen, sitting 70' away from it
54" screen, sitting 10' away from it

where to start....
in your theater design distances there,
trigonometry dictates that the horizontal field of vision is ~55 degrees
(LMFAO!!!!!!, PS guess you don't work for THX)

but that aside, in your 'home theater' design,
trigonometry dictates that the horizontal field of vision is ~22 degrees

but yes, those are really "close comparisons"

How the fark did I know some math nerd was going to come along and pick apart the wildly estimated numbers I used as a comparison for their own nerdy entertainment?


Because this is Fark.
 
2013-06-14 02:25:41 PM
not  chance in hell would i pay $50 to see a movie.   these guys are either morons or so out of touch with the common man its not even funny.
 
2013-06-14 02:32:13 PM

NutWrench: Man of Steel. Maybe
Man of Steel 3D: No
This Is The End: No
The Internship: No
The Purge: No
Now You See Me: No
Fast & Furious 6: hell No
After Earth: Aww, hell no
Epic: And . . . no.


If I am bored enough to deal with a movie theatre, I'll go see "This is the End" because I love Seth Rogen and I think it looks funny. I'd also see "The Purge" but nobody I know wants to see it.

The rest, I don't care about. I haven't been to a movie in a theatre in a few years, yet I watch movies all the time. The experience just sucks and isn't worth the money. I'd rather cook dinner (or even order in) and sit on a comfortable couch and watch a movie than be in a theatre.

Also, World War Z looks exactly like War of the Worlds with zombies.  Annoying overpaid actor with a screeching kid through the whole thing and some monsters. I'd watch it if someone paid ME $50 to do so, but that's about it.
 
2013-06-14 02:33:51 PM

Highroller48: I like to go on off nights, to the late show to avoid crowds.  Yeah, it's pricey, but I still enjoy the whole "big screen, big sound" experience.  And with my points card I get roughly every 3rd movie ticket for free.

I'm eager to try out the new premium theatres coming to my city.  Big, comfy lazy-boy-style seats are arranged in pairs with a small table in between, they recline (as do many already), they offer in-seat food service, reserved seating, and a liquor licence.  The $25.00+ price and "no minors" policy will keep out the riff-raff and to me it will be worth it.

The closest thing we have right now is an UltraAVX with a pub, good fod, reserved seating and comfy, reclining chairs.  Unfortunately it's not much more expensive than a regular ticket, so the teeny-bopper crowd can still be an issue.

I was pleased to see the place send a guy through a couple of times, though, making sure no one was yapping or texting away during the film.


You'll love the new V.I.P. theatre. It's the only way I'll see a movie now unless it's not playing in there. And thanks to my Scene card and debit/Visa, I haven't payed for a movie in quite a long while.

/in fact, going to see This Is The End tonight
//in the V.I.P. payed for with Scene points
///still got enough points for 7 more movies
////aaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
 
2013-06-14 02:39:21 PM
...And look at all the ZERO fux I give. I may end up seeing WWX. However, $50 for what they're offering is a complete joke, and the SMALL popcorn with NO soda makes it absolutely *insulting.*

Somebody needs to get their head examined for putting together this POS "deal." They deserve to be made a laughingstock when NOBODY takes them up on it.
 
2013-06-14 02:41:11 PM
I don't know what you all are going on about, I go to the movies all the time and there are no problems with "teenagers" with phones or talking. They
really are cracking down on all that.
 
2013-06-14 02:44:36 PM
Did I inadvertently give a new quote for the f*cking leeches to suck on?
 
2013-06-14 02:45:14 PM

serpent_sky: Also, World War Z looks exactly like War of the Worlds with zombies. Annoying overpaid actor with a screeching kid through the whole thing and some monsters. I'd watch it if someone paid ME $50 to do so, but that's about it.


I don't think it'll be that bad, but I do remember cheering and getting looked at funny when they got captured
 
2013-06-14 02:46:13 PM
Typically, I pay between 13.50 to 15.00 for a ticket at my theater of choice (Cinemark Egyptian 24, Hanover, MD) because the theater has a absolutely amazing screen and sound system set up for most first run movies. The crowds are good, too - I've never had any major problems (PROTIP: Watching movies in ghetto or hick-ass theaters gets you ghetto or hick-ass crowds).

I was down in Clearwater, FL, recently (no Fark-worthy events, unfortunately) and there was this theater there that had Fast & Furious 6 playing with a DBOX setup (moving seats synchronized with the music/special effects). I'd seen it already, but my sister hadn't, so we got tickets. They were eighteen bucks a pop, and frankly, with the size of the screen and the sound system, they weren't worth that much. But the DBOX effects were nice, and I can't help but wonder what it would be like if the Cinemark had those seats along with their big screen and sound system.
 
2013-06-14 02:47:23 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: serpent_sky: Also, World War Z looks exactly like War of the Worlds with zombies. Annoying overpaid actor with a screeching kid through the whole thing and some monsters. I'd watch it if someone paid ME $50 to do so, but that's about it.

I don't think it'll be that bad, but I do remember cheering and getting looked at funny when they got captured


Were you eating popcorn with flecks of poo in it? That might be why you got funny looks.
 
2013-06-14 02:49:46 PM
Remember when we were all told that the lower production and shipping costs of DCPs were going to make movies CHEAPER?

Lately, Hollywood's budgeting and marketing strategy seems to be to concentrate on movies that appeal to 16-year-old males (and perpetual adolescents of all ages, many of whom can be counted on to drag along compliant significant others), with scripts written at a fifth-grade reading level (to increase sales not only to the post-literate American public, but also in non-English-speaking foreign countries), while spending as little as possible on script and actors and replacing expensive sets and stunt performers with special effects and fancy editing. Meanwhile, the CGI companies the Big Six rely on are all complaining that they are being underpaid to the point where they are going bankrupt.

In short, a typical 21st-century short-sighted, stingy, all-eggs-in-one-basket business plan. When it inevitably fails, it will do so spectacularly.
 
2013-06-14 02:51:42 PM

Mugato: I don't know what you all are going on about, I go to the movies all the time and there are no problems with "teenagers" with phones or talking. They
really are cracking down on all that.


ALERT: Farkers, we have someone who wants arational discussion here... On Fark... Please explain this to him.

i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-06-14 02:51:49 PM

Leader O'Cola: Lando Lincoln: Leader O'Cola: enderthexenocide: and television screens are rapidly approaching theater screen size.

bullshiat.

Angle of view is pretty close.

80' screen, sitting 70' away from it
54" screen, sitting 10' away from it

where to start....
in your theater design distances there,
trigonometry dictates that the horizontal field of vision is ~55 degrees
(LMFAO!!!!!!, PS guess you don't work for THX)

but that aside, in your 'home theater' design,
trigonometry dictates that the horizontal field of vision is ~22 degrees

but yes, those are really "close comparisons"


I have a 110 inch screen that I sit 12 feet from. what is my field of vision?
 
2013-06-14 03:03:07 PM

Supracentral: Mugato: I don't know what you all are going on about, I go to the movies all the time and there are no problems with "teenagers" with phones or talking. They
really are cracking down on all that.

ALERT: Farkers, we have someone who wants arational discussion here... On Fark... Please explain this to him.

[i2.kym-cdn.com image 248x249]


I dunno, I still like the act of going to the movies. Even if there is the odd talker/texter, which again in my experience, I haven't seen in awhile. Theaters now don't put up with that shiat.

/saw Man of Steel at 10:30, people were cheering and going aopeshiat but weren't texting
 
2013-06-14 03:04:26 PM
Greed is bad.
 
2013-06-14 03:05:12 PM
No. With the Alamo Drafthouse showing up in my neighborhood, I've gone from spending $20 a flick for tix/drink to spending $50+, stupid alcoholism. No way I'm spending a Benjamin just to watch a farking movie.
 
2013-06-14 03:09:23 PM
The fanholes show up early to shiat on something that they haven't seen, based on a mediocre book they think would be filmable some other way.  The Weenerss here are from ITGs who have substituted ragging on this movie for their usual Weeners of "FIRST!"
 
2013-06-14 03:13:56 PM

Rubber Biscuit: The fanholes show up early to shiat on something that they haven't seen, based on a mediocre book they think would be filmable some other way.  The Weenerss here are from ITGs who have substituted ragging on this movie for their usual Weeners of "FIRST!"


That all looks like words but what?
 
2013-06-14 03:31:39 PM
The really sad part is you probably don't get a small popcorn.  You probably get a gift certificate good for "1 Small Popcorn (up to $3.50)", and if your theater charges $4.25 for a small, you still have to pay the extra.
 
2013-06-14 03:34:53 PM

grimlock1972: not  chance in hell would i pay $50 to see a movie.   these guys are either morons or so out of touch with the common man its not even funny.


Maybe they figured that since some people are stupid enough to pay that kind of money (and higher) for sports events and concerts...
 
2013-06-14 03:37:39 PM

Milo Minderbinder: R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.

White-knighting Lindelof? You can do better than that.


Maybe he thinks Lindelof will suck his dick, too?
 
2013-06-14 03:39:29 PM

Jument: IdBeCrazyIf: Call me a cheap ass, but I take the large buckets and large drinks out of the trash take them to the bathroom, wash them out and then take them back to concessions for the free refills Then again I've also been known to pay for one show, and then dip in another as well.

I'm going to assume that you aren't being serious because that is farking disgusting.


I bet the sick fark reuses his glasses at home, too, just by "washing" them out a little.
 
2013-06-14 03:39:55 PM

Cornelius Dribble: Remember when we were all told that the lower production and shipping costs of DCPs were going to make movies CHEAPER?

Lately, Hollywood's budgeting and marketing strategy seems to be to concentrate on movies that appeal to 16-year-old males (and perpetual adolescents of all ages, many of whom can be counted on to drag along compliant significant others), with scripts written at a fifth-grade reading level (to increase sales not only to the post-literate American public, but also in non-English-speaking foreign countries), while spending as little as possible on script and actors and replacing expensive sets and stunt performers with special effects and fancy editing. Meanwhile, the CGI companies the Big Six rely on are all complaining that they are being underpaid to the point where they are going bankrupt.

In short, a typical 21st-century short-sighted, stingy, all-eggs-in-one-basket business plan. When it inevitably fails, it will do so spectacularly.


And here's the problem with that: Teenage boys are the ones who can not afford expensive tickets. Especially if they're trying to impress a girl by paying for hers, too. (Do boys still do that?) So they appeal to the target market who is less and less able to afford their increasingly expensive product. Which isn't the end-all of entertainment, now that there are so many ever increasingly realistic games which can go on indefinitely and in which you can impress chicks by killing the zombies yourself.
 
2013-06-14 03:45:49 PM

namegoeshere: Cornelius Dribble: Remember when we were all told that the lower production and shipping costs of DCPs were going to make movies CHEAPER?

Lately, Hollywood's budgeting and marketing strategy seems to be to concentrate on movies that appeal to 16-year-old males (and perpetual adolescents of all ages, many of whom can be counted on to drag along compliant significant others), with scripts written at a fifth-grade reading level (to increase sales not only to the post-literate American public, but also in non-English-speaking foreign countries), while spending as little as possible on script and actors and replacing expensive sets and stunt performers with special effects and fancy editing. Meanwhile, the CGI companies the Big Six rely on are all complaining that they are being underpaid to the point where they are going bankrupt.

In short, a typical 21st-century short-sighted, stingy, all-eggs-in-one-basket business plan. When it inevitably fails, it will do so spectacularly.

And here's the problem with that: Teenage boys are the ones who can not afford expensive tickets. Especially if they're trying to impress a girl by paying for hers, too. (Do boys still do that?) So they appeal to the target market who is less and less able to afford their increasingly expensive product. Which isn't the end-all of entertainment, now that there are so many ever increasingly realistic games which can go on indefinitely and in which you can impress chicks by killing the zombies yourself.


images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-06-14 03:47:16 PM

Rubber Biscuit: The fanholes show up early to shiat on something that they haven't seen, based on a mediocre book they think would be filmable some other way.  The Weenerss here are from ITGs who have substituted ragging on this movie for their usual Weeners of "FIRST!"


i never tire of seeing the filters.
 
2013-06-14 03:53:54 PM

Mugato: I dunno, I still like the act of going to the movies. Even if there is the odd talker/texter, which again in my experience, I haven't seen in awhile. Theaters now don't put up with that shiat.


Maybe, but theaters ten years ago needed to be the ones not putting up with that shiat to keep my interest. At $10+ a ticket ("cheap" tickets at any nearby theater here are $9) and 20 minutes of advertising before we finally get to the 90 minutes of entertainment, I don't feel particularly compelled at this point to see if you're right.

For the cost of two people going to the movies anymore we can have a nice steak dinner at home and watch Netflix all night with a couple of beers instead. That's a hard bit of value to overcome, especially when my last experiences at the theater were less than stellar.
 
2013-06-14 03:55:25 PM

Leader O'Cola: Mr. Cat Poop: Plus, you can control the volume, pause the flick if you need to take a piss and snacks are cheaper.

Plus, you can notice I didn't bring those points of the debate into contention.


Leader O'Cola: Mr. Cat Poop: Plus, you can control the volume, pause the flick if you need to take a piss and snacks are cheaper.

Plus, you can notice I didn't bring those points of the debate into contention.


I was just adding bonus reasons to stick with your home theater. Movie theaters offer only one advantage and that's new release exclusivity. Let me download Man of Steel opening night, legally, for 10 bucks and I'll be all over it. Until then I'll be waiting for it to hit the second run $2 theater in a few months.
 
2013-06-14 04:09:46 PM

Okieboy: I just read WWZ, how the hell are they making that into a movie???  A BRAD PITT movie??  There's no character in the book to play, just short two or three page short stories from various people....


/I'll wait till it's on SPIKE then DVR it so I can skip the 100 or so commercials


It should have been made like a WW11 documentary, like it was written. Played straight, it would have been awesome. As usual, Hollywood has to fark up the wet dream.
 
2013-06-14 04:20:38 PM
NutWrench: Well, let's see what's playing at the local theater:

Man of Steel. Maybe


Please don't suck
Man of Steel 3D:     No Agreed
This Is The End:     No Micheal Cera dies, enough said.
The Internship:     No Fark no.
The Purge:     No Netflix
Now You See Me:     No It was cool.
Fast & Furious 6:     hell No Damn good movie.
After Earth:     Aww, hell no Ugh...
Epic:      And . . .  no. I liked it.

Must be "piracy" that's costing the studios all that money.

If the movie doesn't appeal to you that's fine but if you are not looking forward to Pacific Rim...get out.

media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-14 04:33:31 PM

Carth: Leader O'Cola: Lando Lincoln: Leader O'Cola: enderthexenocide: and television screens are rapidly approaching theater screen size.

bullshiat.

Angle of view is pretty close.

80' screen, sitting 70' away from it
54" screen, sitting 10' away from it

where to start....
in your theater design distances there,
trigonometry dictates that the horizontal field of vision is ~55 degrees
(LMFAO!!!!!!, PS guess you don't work for THX)

but that aside, in your 'home theater' design,
trigonometry dictates that the horizontal field of vision is ~22 degrees

but yes, those are really "close comparisons"

I have a 110 inch screen that I sit 12 feet from. what is my field of vision?


assuming 16:9 (or very close to, as you know, matting, blah)
~36.8

you're spot on to THX design criteria.

thumbs up
 
2013-06-14 04:58:25 PM

namegoeshere: Cornelius Dribble: Remember when we were all told that the lower production and shipping costs of DCPs were going to make movies CHEAPER?

Lately, Hollywood's budgeting and marketing strategy seems to be to concentrate on movies that appeal to 16-year-old males (and perpetual adolescents of all ages, many of whom can be counted on to drag along compliant significant others), with scripts written at a fifth-grade reading level (to increase sales not only to the post-literate American public, but also in non-English-speaking foreign countries), while spending as little as possible on script and actors and replacing expensive sets and stunt performers with special effects and fancy editing. Meanwhile, the CGI companies the Big Six rely on are all complaining that they are being underpaid to the point where they are going bankrupt.

In short, a typical 21st-century short-sighted, stingy, all-eggs-in-one-basket business plan. When it inevitably fails, it will do so spectacularly.

And here's the problem with that: Teenage boys are the ones who can not afford expensive tickets. Especially if they're trying to impress a girl by paying for hers, too. (Do boys still do that?) So they appeal to the target market who is less and less able to afford their increasingly expensive product. Which isn't the end-all of entertainment, now that there are so many ever increasingly realistic games which can go on indefinitely and in which you can impress chicks by killing the zombies yourself.


Mentally, about 70% of American males are sixteen years old today.
 
2013-06-14 05:08:34 PM

skozlaw: Mugato: I dunno, I still like the act of going to the movies. Even if there is the odd talker/texter, which again in my experience, I haven't seen in awhile. Theaters now don't put up with that shiat.

Maybe, but theaters ten years ago needed to be the ones not putting up with that shiat to keep my interest. At $10+ a ticket ("cheap" tickets at any nearby theater here are $9) and 20 minutes of advertising before we finally get to the 90 minutes of entertainment, I don't feel particularly compelled at this point to see if you're right.

For the cost of two people going to the movies anymore we can have a nice steak dinner at home and watch Netflix all night with a couple of beers instead. That's a hard bit of value to overcome, especially when my last experiences at the theater were less than stellar.


Agree - I think this idea that theaters are getting better and don't put up with this shiat is a case of too little too late.  They're now getting burned because people have so many other ways of getting entertainment (and are willing to wait a couple of months to see movies)  I know in my case, it has to be a movie that will be a way better experience on the big screen than our 50" tv (The Avengers, etc.)

Even for Iron Man 3 - we waited a couple of weekends to go to the matinee so we might have a less-obnoxious group of people in the theater....
 
2013-06-14 05:08:36 PM
I will not see this movie. Why? Two words: DAMON FARKING LINDELOF.

That is all.
 
2013-06-14 05:35:25 PM

thurstonxhowell: Mugato: LOL, a "small" popcorn. Because popcorn is so expensive to make, they couldn't spring for a large.

Since the small is usually roughly the size of a toddler, maybe they just didn't want to spring for a U-Haul to carry the large in with.


No. I asked for a small once and it was the size of a toddler's sippy cup and only $.75 cheaper.
 
2013-06-14 05:37:36 PM
Man of Steel: Pretty good. Definitely a little too serious at times, and they never really show you who Clark Kent is, just Kal-El learning how to handle who he is. But Clark seems like way too blank of a slate. Kill Bill was absolutely wrong; Superman is Clark Kent, and Superman/Kal-El is who he pretends to be to save the world (which is the opposite of Batman). Action is pretty good, especially the villain chick, and the final Zod/Superman fight. Other stuff is too chaotic, and Snyder keeps zooming in/out when he really doesn't need to. Otherwise, it's almost as good as Batman Begins, but not quite as good as Iron Man 3. And no, it's not nearly as good as Donner's first Superman movie, even though they nail a lot of the fighting/action.

This is the End: Hilarious. Very, very farking funny. Can't discuss the best parts w/o spoiling too much. Definitely worth seeing in the theater, b/c A) the special effects are top notch and should be seen large, and B) it's good to laugh in a group sometimes.
 
2013-06-14 05:42:26 PM

skozlaw: If I had $50 to just completely waste for two hours I'd rather break it into ones, buy a 5 pound block of decent cheddar, eat it all at once, and use the remaining $25 to wipe my ass in intervals as it came out.


if you were in Canada, 50 bucks would just get you the block of cheese!
 
2013-06-14 05:55:54 PM
Can't help but think that every time someone posts, "I haven't been to the theater in 5 years," what they're really saying is "I haven't been able to fit into a theater seat in 5 years."
 
2013-06-14 06:24:13 PM

doglover: Wait, this might be a good idea. If you pay $50, maybe you can watch the secret good version that's true to the book on a little screen while everyone else gets to see Brad Pitt vs the CGI


'Brad Pitt vs the CGI" - genius!

/I'm going to call it that from now on
//
 
2013-06-14 07:04:12 PM
After reading the article, $50 is not a bad deal at all...at least not in San Diego.

Single movie ticket, free download, 3D glasses, movie poster and popcorn.

Now, consider that this is a movie you have wanted to see for a very long time without the emotions and you may actually find this a decent deal as well here in San Diego.

At least for people who would like to screen the movie for their 10-15 year old kids for appropriateness, then get the download and let the whole family watch.  All the other stuff is just extra but for me, this seems reasonable.

THIS movie, however, I will wait for blu-ray 3D to rent.
 
2013-06-14 07:07:12 PM
50 bucks for a movie?!? Hell nyet..

/It's the talkers I cannot abide.
//And there's always someone who talks during a movie.
 
2013-06-14 07:39:43 PM

Eagles409: How is this a $75 value or even a $50 value?

$10 for a ticket to the movie
$15 for a download of the movie in 6 months
$5 for a movie poster
$5 for a small popcorn
so those crappy plastic 3D glasses are worth $40? or even $15?

I don't think so.  I can wait the 6 months to see it for a $1... or not at all.


plus they want you to hand in the glasses, after you paid an extra 5 bucks or whatever.
 
2013-06-14 07:56:35 PM
Sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of all these movies I'm downloading.
 
2013-06-14 08:01:21 PM

Harry Knutz: I will not see this movie. Why? Two words: DAMON FARKING LINDELOF.

That is all.


Bob Orci is an even bigger hack. And they do all the work for JJ Abrams, who does everything now.
 
2013-06-14 08:12:48 PM
The local drive-in is $22 for the carload including the $4 outside food fee (I bring healthy snacks and some beers with me), and that's for a double feature. Plus you're outdoors which is awesome compared to a typical movie theater.
 
2013-06-14 08:37:11 PM
I am convinced that the hollywood writers strike never actually ended.
 
2013-06-14 08:42:38 PM

Cornelius Dribble: Mentally, about 70% of American males are sixteen years old today.


You know, your average American male is in a perpetualstate of adolescence, you know,arrested development.
 
2013-06-14 10:37:30 PM
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2013-06-14 10:43:47 PM
fark no.

Ain't doin' it.
 
2013-06-14 11:45:34 PM
Who knows, movie tickets may cost that someday.  I will never pay that though.  I don't go to the movies but once every few years due to what they cost now.  Its not that I cant afford.  Its just that what they charge is offensive.
 
2013-06-14 11:58:26 PM

gfid: Decillion: Going to a movie is the most basic date night. Date night is not going away. People used to scoff at $15 tickets. You will go to $50 movies and you will like it.

Holy shiat - $15?

/haven't seen a movie in the theater since Shaft and I probably biatched about the price of that ticket - and look, I haven't been back.


You haven't been to a theater since 1971? You missed Star Wars. It was pretty cool.
 
2013-06-15 12:24:38 AM

Cork on Fork: Prank Call of Cthulhu: $50? Does that mean the girl at the popcorn stand is going to give out complimentary BJs?

Still seems expensive. Hell, a Z-Job only costs $15.


What's a ZJ?
 
2013-06-15 12:39:29 AM

FedExPope: Cork on Fork: Prank Call of Cthulhu: $50? Does that mean the girl at the popcorn stand is going to give out complimentary BJs?

Still seems expensive. Hell, a Z-Job only costs $15.

What's a ZJ?


Maybe it's a blowjob from a toothless zombie. I bet that would cost way more than $15, though.

// Unless you just pulled a used zombie out of the garbage and rinsed it off on the sink...
 
2013-06-15 12:46:51 AM
The bigger picture is that the dollar is going the way of the peso. $50 is the new $5, $20 is the new $2. Just add or take away a zero for conversion. You have our future market prices.
 
2013-06-15 04:54:09 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: $50? Does that mean the girl at the popcorn stand is going to give out complimentary BJs?


she likes it salty.

Seriously, though, there are parts of the UK where you can get blown for the equivalent of $50.
 
2013-06-15 05:04:31 AM
count_chimpula:As for the movie, it's at 80% on RT currently, with positives from both the Hollywood Reporter and Variety, both of whom have pretty good movie critics. It is funny to read people screaming about the 'canon' of the book being violated ha ha, like it was some Nobel prize winning material. I enjoyed the book, but there is no possible way that it could be made into a 2 hour movie as it was.

Okay, I agree with you that there is no way a 2 hour movie could have crammed all of the book into it.

But why so many unnecessary changes? Like the zombies being runners, the virus only taking 12 seconds to convert you into a zombie, etc. None of that stuff had to be changed to make an entertaining movie in the spirit of the book. If anything it's kind of insulting. That's a big part of why I don't want to see the movie. About the only thing it has in common with the book is the name only.

Thank the gods for Pacific Rim. Going to get atleast one badass action movie this summer.
 
2013-06-15 05:09:18 AM
Seems off topic, considering the thread, but every time I see the zombies scrambling over each other and making a path over the wall at the same time I get freaked out.

/won't see it. Don't need the nightmares.
//wuss... But fark 50$ tickets on principle.
 
2013-06-15 06:11:01 AM

chewielouie: R Kelly's Doo Doo Butter: Thats cute how a lot of you people are judging this film before even seeing it.

It's Fark. They thought Iron Man and The Avengers would suck based solely on the trailers.


The Avengers did suck. The 80 minute climax/battle would've worked fine without the lazy, hour-long exposition, because the faceless villains were never developed. Lokie had the sceptre and the tesseract at the beginning of the film, completely invalidating almost everything between that scene and the end climax.

In contrast, Iron Man's 20 minute climax/battle was the worst part of an otherwise smart movie (other than the distinctly American "one-man-army who will singlehandedly defeat the scary terrorists" scene that sold the movie).
 
2013-06-15 06:33:38 AM

Ow! That was my feelings!: No. With the Alamo Drafthouse showing up in my neighborhood, I've gone from spending $20 a flick for tix/drink to spending $50+, stupid alcoholism. No way I'm spending a Benjamin just to watch a farking movie.


Loving the Denver Alamo, where w saw Star Trek and Iron Man last month.  To me, the best part is no tv commercials, but preshow stuff themed to the movie itself like clips from the animated ST and IM.  The real winner: Don Cheadle as Captain Planet (Asshole edition).  That was unexpected to see at the theater.
 
2013-06-15 07:32:36 AM

Raw_fishFood: Thank the gods for Pacific Rim. Going to get atleast one badass action movie this summer.


Other than the trailer, there's a featurette out there about the jaegers that made me grin like a child.
 
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