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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 90
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2013-06-14 08:54:53 AM
10 votes:
Hmmm. $50 now or $1 in 6 months? Hard choice.
2013-06-14 08:41:42 AM
10 votes:
I wouldn't pay a plug nickel to see that piece of crap.
2013-06-14 10:33:46 AM
9 votes:
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.
2013-06-14 10:41:41 AM
6 votes:
www.theblindcard.com

The more you tighten your grip, Moguls, the more moviegoers will slip through your fingers.
2013-06-14 10:29:22 AM
6 votes:
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 10:35:44 AM
5 votes:
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.
2013-06-14 09:36:44 AM
4 votes:
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 11:39:10 AM
3 votes:

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 11:12:25 AM
3 votes:

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 10:35:12 AM
3 votes:
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.
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-14 10:34:47 AM
3 votes:

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 10:22:59 AM
3 votes:

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 12:28:07 PM
2 votes:

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 12:11:11 PM
2 votes:

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 12:09:50 PM
2 votes:

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 11:41:04 AM
2 votes:

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 11:29:35 AM
2 votes:
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.
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-14 10:58:29 AM
2 votes:

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 10:53:24 AM
2 votes:

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 10:50:19 AM
2 votes:
The only way I'd pay $50 to watch a movie would be if I get the whole theater to myself.
2013-06-14 10:48:35 AM
2 votes:

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 10:42:26 AM
2 votes:
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 10:40:00 AM
2 votes:

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 10:38:06 AM
2 votes:
For $50 I can play 72 holes of golf.  That's a lot longer than 2 hours and more fun too.
2013-06-14 10:37:42 AM
2 votes:
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
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-14 10:32:26 AM
2 votes:

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 10:28:16 AM
2 votes:
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 10:24:02 AM
2 votes:
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 09:22:24 AM
2 votes:
LOL, a "small" popcorn. Because popcorn is so expensive to make, they couldn't spring for a large.
2013-06-14 08:37:11 PM
1 votes:
I am convinced that the hollywood writers strike never actually ended.
2013-06-14 08:12:48 PM
1 votes:
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 05:08:36 PM
1 votes:
I will not see this movie. Why? Two words: DAMON FARKING LINDELOF.

That is all.
2013-06-14 03:53:54 PM
1 votes:

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 03:39:55 PM
1 votes:

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 03:34:53 PM
1 votes:

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 03:31:39 PM
1 votes:
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 01:00:58 PM
1 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-06-14 12:49:01 PM
1 votes:
$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 12:29:00 PM
1 votes:

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 12:26:18 PM
1 votes:

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 12:21:00 PM
1 votes:

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 12:16:42 PM
1 votes:
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 12:09:45 PM
1 votes:
This is why God invented BitTorrent.
2013-06-14 12:06:27 PM
1 votes:
How many times do I get to kick Brad Pitt in the balls for my $50?
2013-06-14 12:04:54 PM
1 votes:
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 12:04:30 PM
1 votes:
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 11:59:47 AM
1 votes:
Wow.
I guess the 2013 is going to be known as the year the entertainment industry lost it's collective mind?
2013-06-14 11:54:47 AM
1 votes:

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 11:47:14 AM
1 votes:

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 11:46:04 AM
1 votes:
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 11:40:53 AM
1 votes:
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 11:38:44 AM
1 votes:

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 11:26:37 AM
1 votes:
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 11:25:49 AM
1 votes:

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 11:23:49 AM
1 votes:

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.
kab
2013-06-14 11:21:29 AM
1 votes:

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 11:21:14 AM
1 votes:

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.
2013-06-14 11:20:06 AM
1 votes:

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 11:19:41 AM
1 votes:
farm3.staticflickr.com

In the future you will pay between 10 to 13 dollars for a movie ticket.
2013-06-14 11:19:06 AM
1 votes:

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 11:17:07 AM
1 votes:

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 11:14:01 AM
1 votes:

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 11:12:45 AM
1 votes:

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 11:03:12 AM
1 votes:
$50? Does that mean the girl at the popcorn stand is going to give out complimentary BJs?
2013-06-14 11:02:13 AM
1 votes:

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 11:01:44 AM
1 votes:

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 11:00:16 AM
1 votes:
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 10:59:14 AM
1 votes:
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 10:52:18 AM
1 votes:

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 10:50:20 AM
1 votes:
Anyone paying $50 to watch that p.o.s. deserves to get fleeced.
2013-06-14 10:45:26 AM
1 votes:
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 10:43:31 AM
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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 10:42:48 AM
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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 10:40:57 AM
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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 10:38:27 AM
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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 10:38:02 AM
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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 10:36:34 AM
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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.
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2013-06-14 10:36:01 AM
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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 10:33:46 AM
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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 10:33:42 AM
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SMALL popcorn?
2013-06-14 10:33:34 AM
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I wait for it to come to the $2.00 cheap seats in town.
2013-06-14 10:32:29 AM
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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 10:29:39 AM
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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 10:27:59 AM
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These people are brilliant! Idiots will pay anything for shiny new trendy stupid stuff, just look at Apple.
2013-06-14 10:25:49 AM
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$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 10:25:39 AM
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and a small popcorn.

... there's where your $50 is going.
2013-06-14 10:25:10 AM
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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 10:24:07 AM
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I wouldn't pay $5 to see that movie.
2013-06-14 10:23:16 AM
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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 09:11:58 AM
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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
 
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