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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 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  
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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.

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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.
 
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